Dr. Fling began his career in dentistry in 1976 as a laboratory technician. Graduating from Oklahoma University (OU) College of Dentistry in 1984, he maintains a private practice with an emphasis on restorative dentistry. He has served as a course director and as a clinical assistant professor in the department of fixed prosthodontics and currently serves as director of advanced restorative dentistry at the OU College of Dentistry. He is the founder and President of Fling Seminars, providing advanced dental education to dentists, dental teams, and technicians throughout the world. He also serves as an associate faculty and a course coordinator at the LD Pankey Institute. He has completed the process to be awarded the title of Pankey Scholar. As a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American College of Dentists, he has lectured internationally to dental and laboratory associations and to various study groups on fundamental principles of restorative dentistry and achieving technical excellence. He has been named as a Leader in Continuing Education by Dentistry Today every year since 2005. He has published numerous articles and is the author of 32 Laps: Tipping Points That Motivate Change and Identify Meaning in Your Business and in Your Life.