Dr. Ray began his career in Tucson, AZ, working in private practice for ten years as a pediatrician. He had chosen to work with children, he says, because “it’s just more fun. You do a lot of well care, and it’s not just sickness [you see.]”
When family reasons moved Dr. Ray and his family to Texas, Dr. Ray worked on the faculty of the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso. He later served as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, where he met his young patient that fateful day.
Now back in the beautiful Southwest, Dr. Ray is working at El Rio Community Health Center, further demonstrating his dedication to helping a wide range of patients, especially lower income families, where cavities are particularly widespread, maintain good oral health.
Dr. Ray has continued to grow the company, developing Spiffies “I Can Brush,” Tooth Gel, for children to use when they outgrow tooth wipes, as well as products that deliver the benefits of xylitol to other groups, specifically seniors and special needs patients.
In addition to passionately advocating for awareness of the epidemic rise of ECC via academic articles and spreading the word about Spiffies to other medical professionals, Dr. Ray is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at A.T. Still School of Osteopathic Medicine and actively participates in the education of osteopathic medical students and residents.
Ray A. Wagner is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and holds a medical license in Arizona.