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Dr. Grace Yum has quietly become one of the highest profile pediatric dentists in Chicago and beyond. She is in a small pool of less than 5% of all dentists who become certified in pediatrics. She also founded and built Yummy Dental and Orthodontics for Kids into a leader in its category. In this Podcast, Dr. Yum shares pearls of wisdom based on her experience that are designed to help moms be successful in their medical careers and in their lives more broadly. She interviews a rotating cast ...
 
Friendship, collaboration and education for the dental profession. Dentistry can be a lonely profession without good friends. The Dental Amigos hope to serve as a resource for dentists and those who like, love or spend time with dentists, and to bring the dental world together for the RIGHT reasons–fun, friendship and (practical) learning inside and outside of the operatory.
 
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Johnny Young, aka JohnE Upgrade, is a 35-year veteran of the cybersecurity industry. He’s recognized as one of America’s top corporate cybersecurity experts and is a much sought after thought leader in the field today. Johnny’s career has been devoted to neutralizing hackers globally for Fortune 500 corporations, and prevent data breaches before th…
 
Alina Trigub joined the TF Management Group LLC team in February 2021. She spearheads marketing and investor relations, as well as education activities for the group. Alina’s expertise had been built upon her personal journey as an equity investor, as well as through SAMO Financial – the company she founded and built to provide education and altern…
 
Over the last 4 years, Dr. Grace Yum has been interviewing a rotating cast of specialists who give invaluable advice from a variety of perspectives. Along the way, she has created a network of friends and experts who help busy professional mothers find balance in their lives. In celebration of the podcast's 4th birthday, Dr. Yum once again becomes …
 
Dr. Cindy Hylton graduated with a psychology degree from Radford University and herDMD from Medical University of South Carolina. She bought a private dental practice immediately after graduation and is still practicing in same town, but now in her own building as of 2006. She resides and practices in Summerville, SC. Dr. Cindy Hylton has been marr…
 
Vicki Thomas is a co-founder, owner and the president of She Designs Dental Studio. She has 27 Years of Dental Laboratory Experience and is currently pursuing her AACD certification and her CDT certification in Ceramics. Carolynn Capps is co-founder, owner and ceo of She Designs Dental Studio. She has 28 Years of dental laboratory experience. She i…
 
Dr. Heather Zak-Ramsay grew up in Dover, De. She earned her BS degree at the College of Charleston in South Carolina in 1996 and her DMD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2001. She then completed a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Hampton, Virginia. For the last 18 years, she has been the ow…
 
Dr. Melissa Seibert is the creator and host of the Dental Digest Podcast and CEO of Dental Digest LLC. In 2020 her podcast was awarded “Most Educational Podcast in General Dentistry” and it reaches a global audience of thousands of dentists. She is a dentist proudly practicing in the United States Air Force. She received her Doctorate of Medicine i…
 
Sandy Jones, RDH is a Sales Representative with Midway Dental Supply in the Chicagoland Area as well as the MDIB Community! She has been a member of the dental team since age 16. She started her dental career as a dental assistant, then attended Dental Hygiene school and practiced for 21 years before transitioning to dental distribution sales. Sand…
 
MaryJane Hanlon, RDH, DMD, MBA has an extensive and varied background in the field of dentistry. Since 1997, Dr. Hanlon has been active in the dental industry and owned and operated her own practice for 15 years. Dr. Hanlon combined her passion for dentistry with her acumen for business in 2012 when she obtained her MBA from Suffolk University. Duri…
 
Dr. Miles Cone is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and completed a three-year Prosthodontic residency program while serving in the United States Army before being honorably discharged as a field grade officer in the rank of Major. In addition to achieving board certification and diplomate status within his specialty, Dr. Co…
 
Joe Oxman received his Ph.D. in organic photochemistry from Northwestern University (1983). He has been employed by 3M for 38 years and is currently a Corporate Scientist. A developer of many dental and non-dental technologies and is considered a global expert in photocurable systems, nanotechnology, structural composites, hard tissue adhesives, gl…
 
Business owner, award-winning financial planner, and pizza aficionado Justin Goodbread launched his first business when he was 15. From Brunswick, Georgia, he grew up running around barefoot and chasing alligators. His love for helping others with their finances evolved over time, but it began with a bet. A friend bet $5,000 Justin wouldn’t be able…
 
Jared Duckett and Bill Ladd are CPAs, partners and co-founders of Duckett Ladd, LLP, a dental-focused accounting firm serving dentists nationwide. In this episode, the Amigos chat with Jared and Bill about the business and financial steps dentists should consider when preparing to transition into practice ownership, while owing a practice and then …
 
Susie Reilly is an investor, trader, and community builder, in the cryptocurrency space. Until recently Susie owned and operated a successful general dental practice with her husband outside of Atlanta, GA for the past 23 years. That all changed in 2021 when she remembered she had purchased Bitcoin a few years ago after being pressured by her son. …
 
With over 20 years’ experience in healthcare information technology, Seth Mendelsohn is a seasoned veteran in the industry. After graduating from Kansas State University with a major in management information systems he spent most of his career implementing healthcare IT systems at hospitals across the country. However, with a wife and two kids at …
 
Rob and Paul are joined this episode by Cliff Moore, a dental practice owner and ultramarathon runner extraordinaire. Cliff explains how he balances raising young kids and training for 50-mile races while simultaneously running his practice. He talks about why it’s so important for busy practice owners to make time to exercise. And he discusses how…
 
Dr. Talia Nutting has provided exceptional dental care in Knoxville since 2009. She has studied extensively on implant restoration at the Zimmer Implant Institute and with Biomet’s Synergy Program. Dr. Nutting has received intensive training on Cerec CAD/CAM technology, which allows the office to offer crowns in one day. She is also a member of the…
 
The Dental Amigos are joined by Mark Seltzer Esq., founder and principal attorney of Philadelphia law firm Seltzer & Associates, P.C., to discuss something that many dentists don’t think about until it’s too late: disability insurance.Mark provides insight into how to submit well-supported disability claims which anticipate objections from the insu…
 
The Dental Amigos are excited to finally be back in the studio in-person and together. In this episode, Rob and Paul chat about life post-Covid and the importance of in-person work and communication, specifically in the dental industry.It’s no secret that since March 2020, the world has become a different place, and everyone has had to adapt to a n…
 
Brandi Hooker Evans is an experienced team trainer, motivational speaker, and an engaging continuing education provider. Brandi has been a clinical dental hygienist since 2007. She uses her master’s degree in health education as well as specialized adult learning tactics to help dentists and their teams achieve their highest potential as profession…
 
Dr. Bar lives in Katy, Texas with his wife, Dr. Katie, and his son, Bailey. He is the founder and owner of Adventure Orthodontics located in Spring, TX. As a Board Certified Orthodontist married to a biological dentist, his philosophies and treatment goals are in alignment with biological, airway, and whole body wellness. He believes that orthodont…
 
Ally Tompkins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience treating a range of clinical issues across a diverse adult population. Ally earned her BA in journalism from Columbia College Chicago and her Master’s degree in clinical social work from Loyola University Chicago. Ally works with individuals seeking therapy as a means of improving t…
 
For almost two decades, Dr. Gina Dorfman has continually proved herself to be an innovative leader in the field of dentistry. As a dentist, practice owner, and entrepreneur, Dr. Dorfman has had the opportunity to engage with dental professionals across the country with the goal of helping them grow and thrive. Dr. Dorfman graduated from the Univers…
 
The Dental Amigos host Gary Salman, Chief Executive Officer of Black Talon Security, to discuss how dental practice owners can prevent cyberattacks and protect their data. Black Talon is a cybersecurity consulting firm that focuses on the dental industry. Now more than ever dentists have to consider how they can protect themselves and their practic…
 
Amy Morgan joined Spear in 2018 as Vice President of Consulting Strategy. For more than 25 years as a consultant and trainer, and as former CEO of Pride Institute — a nationally acclaimed, practice management consulting company — she and her teams have revitalized thousands of dental practices using management systems proven to help dentists become…
 
Paul and Rob are joined by the renowned “Mommy Dentist” Dr. Grace Yum, a pediatric dentist and practice owner who founded the growing Mommy Dentists in Business Facebook group. Dr. Yum is also the host of the Mommy Dentists in Business podcast and the author of #1 Amazon best-selling books Mommy Dentists in Business: Juggling Family and Life While …
 
Dr. Julia Latham enjoys working with people of all ages and genuinely cares about improving the oral health of her patients. Dr. Latham grew up in New Zealand and moved across the Pacific in 2001 for her undergrad at Boston University, completing her DDS from the University of Michigan school of dentistry in 2011. While attending UMSoD, Dr Latham w…
 
Mikaeya Kalantari has been a practicing pediatric dentist since 2012. Always one to have side hobbies, Mikaeya started a personal blog in 2015 and began to dive into the world of SEO and social media. When her family moved across the country and opened a dental practice in competitive Southern California, she began to use her SEO and social media k…
 
Rob and Paul are excited to host Dr. Cristian Pavel from the Dental Yogis to talk about how dentists can fight anxiety and live more fulfilling lives. Dental practice owners encounter dozens of obstacles every day which can leave them feeling frazzled and unhappy. Cristian shares some tips with the Amigos on how to deal with these inconveniences an…
 
The Dental Amigos host Olivier Cantin, the owner and co-founder of performance marketing agency B1 Strategy, to discuss tips and tricks that dentists can use to grow their practices and attract high-value patients.Too many dentists are stuck utilizing outdated marketing techniques and overused stock photos to advertise their practice. Together with…
 
Dr. Tina Saw is a General Dentist in Carlsbad, California. She obtained her DDS at Loma Linda University. She currently is a practice owner at Elevated Smiles in North San Diego. Dr. Saw founded Light Solutions Dental in 2020, bringing affordable wireless loupe lights to the dental market. In 2021, Dr. Saw founded her third company, Oral Genome, to…
 
Rob and Paul were happy to host Shane Simmons from Crimson Media to discuss how dentists can grow their practice and stand out in competitive marketplaces through digital marketing. Shane is the founder and CEO of Crimson Media, a company based in Fishers, Indiana which helps dental practices attract new patients using online marketing. He is an ex…
 
Zeeba is an internationally experienced Ayurvedic clinician, meditation teacher, energy healer and motivational speaker who uses holistic treatment to restore her patients’ mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health and to prevent disease. She is a leading practitioner with Mindvalley’s Soulvana, and was honored to be part of a session hoste…
 
Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva earned his DMD from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. V spent the next few years working at various DSOs and private practices, recognizing the benefits and challenges of each. Dr. Villanueva is the founder and CEO of MB2 Dental—the original Dental Partnership Organization. Since its founding in 2007, MB2 has partnered w…
 
Dentists have multiple roles in their practice. How do they manage it all? How do you keep your team accountable? In this episode, Shane sits down with Cheri Walker of CW Practice Management. They discuss how to stay organized and what KPIs you should be tracking in your practice. To contact Cheri Walker, email her at cheri@cwpracticemanagement.com…
 
Ben is a vice president, wealth advisor with RMB Capital and works with clients across the country. He is passionate about helping successful families and individuals navigate all aspects of their financial lives. He is a registered CPA and a Certified Financial Planner. Outside of work, Ben loves spending time with his wife and their dog Olive. As…
 
Julie Woods has worked as a periodontist, graduating from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2004 and has owned a practice for 15 years. In 2017, at the height of office production, she was burned out and making less money than ever before. Thankfully, someone suggested she read Profit First by Mike Michalowicz. She believed in the system so much that …
 
John provides marketing strategy development along with helping dentists find untapped profit in their dental practices. He has over seventeen years of experience working exclusively with high-end, fee-for-service dentists to develop marketing campaigns that work. Becky has business management and marketing degrees and has been working in the healt…
 
Dr. Hema Patel received her dental degree from the New York University College of Dentistry and also holds a dental degree from Gujarat University in India. She is a seasoned business executive and medical professional with 20+ years of business development experience in the medical and adventure-business sectors. She sold her accomplished dental p…
 
Dr. Mario Romero is the clinical director of Romero Dental Seminars. He received his DDS from the University of Guayaquil (Ecuador) School of Dentistry and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at the University of Rochester. Dr. Romero was awarded the Augusta University and the ACD Outstanding Faculty award, the Research and…
 
John McCarthy joined TeamSmile as Executive Director in May of 2017 and is excited to help fulfill the mission of using sports as a force for good. McCarthy has been involved in various capacities within college athletics for over 25 years and very engaged in the non-profit community since 2013. He has become one of the country’s pre-eminent author…
 
Dr. Madelyn Fletcher-Stark attended Loma Linda University in California, graduating with honors in 2000. After teaching and practicing, she completed a three-year master’s degree in Graduate Prosthodontics in Seattle, WA. She was an associate professor in removable prosthodontics at Loma Linda University and was owner of a general dentistry and pro…
 
Dr. Dana Van Elslande is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, in addition to being a member of the Alberta Dental Association & College. Currently in private practice in Calgary, Okotoks, and Canmore, Dr. Van Elslande manages a dental study group in Calgary and ha…
 
Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy is a Motivational Speaker and Podcast Host of The Business of Happiness Podcast, empowering business leaders and leaders of their own dreams to strive for inner fulfilment. Dr. MacCarthy is an Orthodontist and co-owner of Mbrace Orthodontics in Maine a top 1% Invisalign Provider in the US. Dr MacCarthy coaches business owners a…
 
Meagan Landress is a student loan consultant for Student Loan Planner. Meagan was the first person in Georgia to acquire her CSLP® designation, as a Certified Student Loan Professional®. Her specialized education around student loan debt allows her to guide borrowers through informed repayment decisions, taking into account their full financial sit…
 
Dr. Effie Habsha earned her DDS, Diploma in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degrees from the University of Toronto. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Dentistry at the University of Rochester Medical Center and instructs both at the undergraduate and graduate level in Prosthodontics at U of T. She is also the founder of…
 
Dr. Bilski owns and operates a private practice in Independence, Ohio. He continues his pursuit to promote clinical awareness through educational courses focusing on emerging dental technology and trends for treatment devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty and health to the patient. He is an active member of the American Academy of I…
 
Suzanne R. Mericle, DMD, has been practicing for 29 years in her home-town on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia where she received her BS in Microbiology. She then attended dental school at the Medical College of Georgia and graduated in 1991 with honors. She has written several articles on Dental Sleep Medicine, …
 
Ross Kimbarovsky, founder and CEO at Crowdspring, where more than 220k experienced freelancers help agencies, small businesses and entrepreneurs with custom logo design, web design, graphic design, product design, and company naming services. Crowdspring has worked with the world’s best brands, including Amazon, LG, Starbucks, Microsoft, Barilla, P…
 
Dr. Maneesha Chigurupati is from Indiana but after being married to a Marine Officer she calls home wherever her family is together. For her undergraduate studies, she attended Purdue University and later attended Virginia Commonwealth University and earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Accompanying her husband on multiple moves over the past te…
 
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