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1276 Transforming Orthodontic Care with Dr. Oleg Drut & Dr. Martin Rabinovich : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Doctor Oleg Drut is the Chief Clinical Officer of Diamond Braces. He manages 23 current orthodontic locations. He is the leading Invisalign provider in the nation, currently completed or having in treatment over 10,000 comprehensive cases using Invisailgn and having supervised or completed over 100K fixed appliances cases during years. He is a mentor to multiple orthodontic specialists and treatment coordinators.
Dr. Martin Rabinovich attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey where he earned his Bachelor of the Arts majoring in the Biological Sciences. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. After graduating from dental school, he traveled to Denver, Colorado obtaining his specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and earning a Master’s of Science in Dentistry at the University of Colorado. Dr. Rabinovich is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA) and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). While in residency, Dr. Rabinovich represented the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists on the AAO Council on New and Younger Members. Dr. Rabinovich loves to travel, stay active hiking and skiing, play ice hockey, and spend time with his friends and family.
|Oct 21, 2019|
1275 Dr. Monish Bhola on Periodontics, Implants, and Gummy Smiles : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Bhola is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He received his D.D.S. from University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and his certificate and M.S.D. in Periodontics and Implantology from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Bhola is the former Director of Post-Graduate Periodontics at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and is currently the Director of Advanced Periodontics Institute, a clinical and education center that has locations in Plymouth and Livonia, Michigan. Dr. Bhola is a world-renowned periodontist, clinician and educator with over twenty-six years of clinical experience. His areas of interest include dental implants, oral plastic surgery and advanced bone and soft tissue grafting for teeth and implants. He is the author and developer of the new and innovative LipStaT® procedure for correcting a gummy smile.
Dr. Bhola has been featured in several local, national and international news articles. He lectures and conducts several training courses in periodontics and implantology for dentists and specialists from all over the world and has over thirty peer-reviewed publications in leading dental journals. He is the recipient of the prestigious Bud and Linda Tarrson Fellowship award given by the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a fellow of the OKU Nu Nu Chapter, a National Honor Dental Society.
|Oct 18, 2019|
1274 Rick Stone, Esq. on the Class Action Against SmileDirectClub : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Since earning his J.D. from Columbia Law School, Mr. Stone has amassed extensive legal expertise, dating back to his earliest experience as a law clerk for the Honorable Charles Sifton of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Rick is a former partner at one of the countries oldest law firms, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. He has been Lead Counsel on several major high profile successful consumer and securities class actions.
Rick dedicates a substantial portion of time to philanthropy and is involved with numerous local and national charities such as the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Currently, Rick serves on the executive committee of Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches, and teaches economics at Palm Beach Lakes High School as part of its volunteer program that teaches pre-law programs at local high schools.
Rick is an adjunct law professor at Shepard Broad Law School, Nova Southeastern University. He is President and Co-Founder of the Palm Beach Investment Research Group Inc., a membership based not-for-profit corporation comprising a group of family offices and other active investors.
|Oct 16, 2019|
1273 Robotic Advancements in Oral Surgery with Dr. Robert Bryan & Dr. Jeremy Goodson : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Robert Bryan grew up in Southern Ohio, appreciating the friendly people and surrounding community. He was originally inspired to follow a career path in the field of dentistry after giving a speech in high school. Dr. Bryan enjoys the concept of working for yourself and the utilization of tools within medicine. The concept of working in science with the use of medicine is intriguing as he can perform both through oral surgery. After receiving a bachelor’s degree at Ohio University, he earned a dental degree, scholarship award, and went on to attend his surgical residency to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Bryan went straight into the private practice environment at Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma in 2006.
|Oct 15, 2019|
1272 Dr. Porter Jones on Xerostomia and Salivary Flow : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Porter Jones founded and was CEO of Dr. Porto, a chain of medical and dental clinics in Sao Paulo focused on providing high value patient care to the medically underserved. Prior, Dr. Jones spent 4 years at Hospital Albert Einstein where he managed the oncology department as well as the medical practice division. He currently is the CEO of Boka Sciences, an oral health company focused on preventative care through the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of xerostomia. Dr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
|Oct 14, 2019|
1271 Dr. Robert Koff, the Frozen Dentist of Antarctica : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Koff is a general dentist in private practice in Colorado Springs, CO. He has traveled and done dentistry in a number of countries, starting in 1985 in China - sometimes as a volunteer, sometimes in a paid position. He prefers a small dental practice, one on one to develop personal relationships with patients and keep the overhead low to allow flexibility to take time off and enjoy life outside the office.
|Oct 11, 2019|
1270 Ophir Tanz on Transforming Dentistry Through A.I. : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Ophir Tanz is an award-winning entrepreneur and technologist. He is the founder and CEO of Pearl, an AI company focused on solving fundamental and challenging problems in the dental industry. Previously Ophir founded and led GumGum, a company focused on applying AI and computer vision to the media category, which he grew to several hundred million in revenue globally. Ophir received his Bachelor’s and Master’s from Carnegie Mellon University. An active member of the Los Angeles startup community, Ophir actively advises and invests in startups, has been featured on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine and has been the recipient of multiple business and entrepreneurship awards.
|Oct 09, 2019|
1269 Strategies of the Super Rich with Tim McNeely : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Tim McNeely is CEO of The LifeStone Companies and has a passion for working with successful dentists in order to help them take care of the ones they love and support the causes they care about.
It all began when he married a dentist...
Over a decade later Tim has been involved in numerous books and research projects that study the Super Rich manage their financial affirms. Due his to expertise on the Super Rich, he was invited to write the forward to "Becoming Seriously Wealthy: How to Harness The Strategies of The Super Rich and Ultra Wealthy Business Owners." Tim is a contributing author to leading business journals, a frequent speaker at Mastermind and CEO groups throughout California, and he is here to share how you can accelerate your success by following in the path of the super rich, no matter your net worth.
|Oct 08, 2019|
1268 Dr. Jessica Rickert on Cultural Competency in Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Jessica Ann Rickert, D.D.S. is the first female American Indian Dentist in the world. Dr. Rickert attended the University of Michigan from 1968 to 1975. In 1975 she established a private dental practice. From 1975 to 1982, she was the director of the dental clinic at the Children’s Aid Society, a private agency for foster-care children in Detroit; there she initiated programs in preventive dentistry and orthodontia as well as providing general dental services. From 2007 to 2010, she has provided general dental services for the Department of Corrections of the State of Michigan. In 2011, she provided general dentistry in the Michigan Community Dental Clinics on a full-time basis. Currently, she is a clinical dentist at the Family Health Care Organization in Michigan. Dr. Jessica A. Rickert treats each patient with compassion, confidence, competence and kindness.
|Oct 07, 2019|
1267 Dr. Emil Svoboda on Taming the Old Dragons of Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Svoboda wants to talk about Dragons … about the Old Dragons of Dentistry. They have been frustrating the efforts of dentists for over 100 years. They are the root causes of treatment complications, directly related to current prosthesis installation techniques.
It is good to get to know those dragons and tame those dragons, because when they bite your patients, your patients might want to bite you … and that’s not good for your health or your business.
Dr. Svoboda graduated from the U of Toronto with a PhD and DDS and has placed and restored thousands of dental implants over the last 30 years. Hello Emil the Dragon Tamer.
|Oct 04, 2019|
1266 Dr. Christian Kenworthy Talks Custom Digital Orthodontics : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Kenworthy attended Brigham Young University for his undergraduate education. He received his BDS and DDS degrees from the University of California at San Francisco, and his orthodontic certificate and a Master's degree from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.
His writings have been published in the Journal of Orofacial Pain, the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, the European Journal of Orthodontics, and the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, completing his term as president of the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists in 2016.
He has not had impression trays or alginate in his office since 2014. This has allowed him to become more accurate and efficient in his delivery of custom orthodontic solutions. He is immersed in digital orthodontics and enjoys sharing the solutions he has found. Dr. Kenworthy's Missoula, Montana practice supports all the fun he, his wife, and their five boys can find.
|Oct 03, 2019|
1265 "Dental Mama" Danielle Cline on the Value of Exceptional Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Danielle Cline took to the dental front office like a duck in water when she started in 2007. She became an expert on dental insurance and was determined to educate not only her patients, but anyone who called to ask a question. Today she not only provides consulting services for dental teams in the Austin area but she is launching her new company, Dental Mama. With Dental Mama she will take her knowledge directly to the people who are confused, frustrated, and most deeply impacted by their dental plans: Patients! She knows that virtually no one understands how their plans work when they come to the dentist, and believes that consumer-based education will positively impact experiences for patients and dental teams.
Her company, Cline Consulting, focuses on team-building and treatment acceptance. She believes clear language, excellent verbal skills, and a strong knowledge of dental insurance as well as financial options help set patient expectations. A confused patient will be less willing to accept treatment and more likely to leave negative feedback. Danielle loves to help dentists understand their own vision and use that to give the entire team purpose. She believes that this is necessary to building a successful practice with patients who will rave about their experience.
|Oct 02, 2019|
1264 Cary Smith on Risk Management for Dental Entrepreneurs : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Noted as a key risk management and compliance expert in dentistry, Cary has provided training programs for dental schools, ASDA, private practices, dental groups, Texas Dental Association, American Association of Dental Office Managers, and Seattle Study Club.
Cary is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management from the American Hospital Association and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. And a Certified Insurance Counselor from the National Alliance.
His professional background includes 15 years of risk management experience in dentistry and 11 years of corporate HR leadership at Motorola, CIGNA Healthcare, and The Hartford Insurance Company.
Cary is the founder of Dentist Secure, Dentist Secure Labs, Done Desk, and High Trust Practice.
|Oct 01, 2019|
1263 Getting the Best Products for Your Practice : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Michael Miller received his D.D.S. from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 1974 and completed a general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston in 1975. He authored a 3-year series of articles on bonding in the Journal of the Houston District Dental Society and has lectured internationally. Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a Founding and Accredited Member and Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, for whom he wrote the initial accreditation guidelines. He also has memberships in the International Association of Dental Research/American Association of Dental Research and the Academy of Dental Materials. He has contributed to several texts and is the co-founder/President of REALITYRATINGS & REVIEWS. Dr. Miller maintains a private practice in Houston, Texas and is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston.
Dr. Ingrid Castellanos received her C.D. in 1983 and her Especiality in Orthodontics in 1989, both from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Facultad de Odontologia in Mexico City, Mexico. She has lectured internationally and holds memberships in the Academia Mexicana de Ortodoncia (Mexican Academy of Orthodontists), and the American Association of Orthodontists, in addition to being a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists. Dr. Castellanos is currently the Publisher and in charge of coordinating product evaluations for REALITYRATINGS & REVIEWS.
|Sep 30, 2019|
1262 Caleb Carter - Transition Your Practice the Right Way : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
As CEO and founding partner of Trusted Practice Transitions, Caleb’s focus is helping every doctor get the best result from the next step they are taking, ensuring that those steps lead to an improved future. He approaches every situation from the perspective of a colleague, as a vested partner in the decision. He understands that navigating one’s future can be stressful, and that the unknown obstacles can be daunting.
Outside of his work Caleb enjoys coaching local high school basketball, fly fishing, and spending time with his beautiful wife and kids.
|Sep 29, 2019|
1261 Claims Handling Tips from Dental Billing Experts : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Davy Clay & Josh Smith are both Dental Billing Experts with 10+ years experience working in the dental billing and dental insurance industry. Their passion is helping dentists and their staff to realize and change the inefficient, inexperienced, and sometimes illegal billing practices taking place within dental practices.
Both have a similar background with a degree from the University of Georgia, as well as both working for a DSO to start their careers. They started Dental ClaimSupport in 2012 knowing the need existed for insurance expertise in dental practices.
Dental ClaimSupport is one of the nation’s leading Dental Billing companies helping dental practices across the United States increase collections from insurance. Using the system they created, Dental ClaimSupport transforms the way dental practices manage insurance collections, as well as making the practices more efficient in getting claims paid.
|Sep 28, 2019|
1260 The Next Generation Leaders of FLOSS Dental : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
FLOSS Dental is now under new ownership as they announced that Dr. Michael Tran was appointed the role of Chief Executive Officer. Since he joined FLOSS, Dr. Tran is looking to carry the torch for the FLOSS concept and naturally grew into the part of the brand's ambassador. FLOSS is honored to have him at the helm as they build the brands vision and reach.
Dr. Minesh Patel is now the company's Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Patel was one of the company’s first brand partners and has become a pillar on the team that is growing and shaping the future at FLOSS.
Damien Morales will serve as the company's President and franchise developer. He'll employ the knowledge and skills he learned from franchise industry leaders like Golds Gym International, where he served as National Franchise Director.
Together this group is poised to take the brand nationwide and bring, 'A New Experience in Dentistry' to patients across the country.
|Sep 27, 2019|
1259 The Digital Dentistry Institute : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Sundeep Rawal is a private practice prosthodontist at Florida Prosthodontics, PA in the central Florida area. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, USA in 2006 and completed his training in Prosthodontics at the University of California San Francisco in 2009 where he was exposed to the most current technologies shaping dentistry. He has worked extensively to utilize CAD/CAM technologies within the scope of clinical dentistry and enhance his patients’ restorative treatments. He has lectured across the USA as well as internationally with over 500+ engagements over the years, and published Numerous papers in Various dental journals and other Publications. Dr. Sundeep Rawal is a past president of the Brevard County Dental Society, and of the Florida Prosthodontic Association as well as an officer for the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Dental Society of Greater Orlando. He is also an officer in the Central District Dental Association and delegate to the Florida Dental Association. He has held numerous positions with national organizations such as the American College of Prosthodontics. He is a co-founder of the Digital Dentistry Institute, a leading contemporary education entity with courses all over the world dedicated to innovations and technology in dentistry. He is currently in private practice with Four office locations in central Florida in Orlando and east to the Beaches.
Dr. Birdi received his dental degree from the University of Saskatchewan and his post-graduate specialty training in both periodontics and prosthodontics from the University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow and previous Examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of both the American Board of Periodontology and the American Board of Prosthodontics.
Dr. Birdi is one of the very few board certified dual specialists in periodontics and prosthodontics in North America, and the first and only specialist in the world to attain board certification in these two specialties in both the USA and Canada. He currently is acting as an executive member of the board of directors for the Western Society of Periodontology and the Vancouver District Dental Society.
Dr. Birdi is the co-founder of the Digital Dentistry Institute which is a global learning organization for his fellow dentists, and one of the largest dental educational organizations in North America. He is also founder of the BC Perio Dental Health & Implant Centres in Vancouver which is one of the largest and most technologically advanced multi-specialty dental centers in Canada.
|Sep 26, 2019|
1258 Trish Walraven of DentalBuzz and BlueNote Software : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Trish Walraven is a dental hygienist, blogger, and software designer. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Texas Woman’s University, she spent almost 25 years practicing full-time clinical hygiene, including 5 years in the private practice of the Dallas County chief forensic odontologist, and 17 years in the office of Dr. David Rossen of The Colony, Texas, which was featured in a Dental Town office visit a few years ago. In 2008, Trish founded DentalBuzz, a dental trends website and blog, and in 2014, she and fellow Townie hygienist Erika Feltham collaborated on a DentalBuzz article about the blue specks that dentists and hygienists were seeing under patients’ gumlines during recare visits. The news that these plastic microbeads were being added to toothpaste merely for color gained national attention, with their awareness campaign culminating the signing of a bipartisan bill by President Obama in December of 2015 to ban the sale and distribution of products containing microbeads in the United States.
Trish continues to write for DentalBuzz and is currently spending her time with BlueNote Software LLC, a medical intra-office communication company that works with dentists, optometrists, veterinary hospitals, and other medical specialties to help offices manage the workflow of their offices with virtual light panel systems.
|Sep 25, 2019|
1257 A.I. Powered Cosmetic Dentistry with Dr. Kyle Stanley : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Kyle Stanley, named as "The Next Generation of Cosmetic Dentistry" by the AACD in 2015 and "Top 10 Young Educators in Dentistry" by the Seattle Study Club, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and then completed a dental implant residency along with a dental implant specialty in Brazil. While at USC, Dr. Stanley completed an Esthetic mini-residency with a world leader, Dr. Pascal Magne, and was honored with the Charles L. Pincus Award for outstanding achievements in esthetic dentistry by the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is also a dedicated researcher who has published in some of the top international dental journals about topics relating to esthetics, dental implants, and smile design. Dr. Stanley is a KOL for many well-respected companies and has presented on five continents as a highly in-demand speaker. With his company Pearl, he is changing the way patients are treated through artificial intelligence and is a leader in this field. Dr. Stanley maintains an exclusive private practice in Beverly Hills, CA.
|Sep 24, 2019|
1256 Solving the Tethered Oral Tissue Puzzle with Pat Pine : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Patricia Pine, RDH, COM is a national and international speaker specializing in OSHA, infection control and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. She brings thirty plus years of experience in dentistry to provide exciting and evidenced based programs. Pat is an Authorized OSHA trainer via Federal training, she believes that OSHA safety, infection control, and whole-body health are important to providers and patients alike. Her philosophy is an empowered team is a healthy team, which in turn creates an unstoppable referral formula. Pat shares how the dental hygienist is the first line of defense. She conducts in-office trainings, boot camps, online seminars, and
As preventive specialists RDH’s can help patients at an early age. Pat’s a Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists (IAOM)and is part of the International Association of Orofacial Myology Board. Presenting how myofunctional therapy disorders affect oral and physical health, Pat reminds others that education doesn’t stop at clinical treatment. It is an on-going process to enrich ones-self and bring the highest quality of care to patients. Pat also volunteers her talents to people in need. Pat is the author of “Please Release Me – The Tethered Oral Tissue (TOTs) Puzzle it’s a great asset to any professional’s library. Pat can be reached at www.OSHAtrainingbootcamp.com or email@example.com.
|Sep 23, 2019|
1255 Dr. Nada Albatish - "I Don’t ‘Sell’ Dentistry" : Dentistry Uncensored w Howard Farran
Dr. Nada Albatish owns and operates a multidisciplinary practice, All Smiles Dental Centre, just north of Toronto, ranked one of the 500 FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES in CANADA. She serves on Faculty for Clinical Mastery Series, and is currently launching an exclusive online business training program for dentists called the Brilliant Practice Mastermind.
As a passionate learner, she first completed a one year GPR, followed by hundreds of hours of CE each year before she started working in dental education.
Nada started her current practice from scratch as a solo practitioner and quickly realized she needed a strong support team as well as a team of skilled doctors in multiple specialties to help her achieve her goals as a comprehensive dentist. Today, Nada’s niche is complex and rehabilitative dentistry, supported by a team of 30, including general practitioners and specialists. She is passionate about what she can do for patients, always excited about training and advancing her team, and she is energized by sharing with her colleagues. She loves to create opportunities for her patients, team, and colleagues to help each reach further than the success they thought possible.
She is an entrepreneur, clinician, educator, author and loves to help dentists achieve excellence, predictability, and confidence in their craft. She is committed to the success of her patients, colleagues, and the advancement of the dental profession at large.
|Sep 22, 2019|
1254 Dr. Glenn Vo and the Nifty Thrifty Dentists : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Glenn Leon Vo is a practicing Dentist, coach, podcaster, and an expert Karaoke singer. As the creator of The Nifty Thrifty Dentists, Dr. Vo negotiates discounts and deals to help his fellow Dentists save money. He also works with Dental companies and their teams to help grow their businesses using Social Media.
|Sep 21, 2019|
1253 Fred Sagester on the Basics of Dental Office Cybersecurity : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Fred Sagester was a software developer consulting for Fortune 500 companies when a colleague asked if he would install the computer system in his new dental office. 18 years later, Fred now leads a dental technology company regarded as one of the Midwest’s most talented and respected.
A native of Batesville, IN, Fred holds a B.S. degree in computer science from Franklin College of Indiana. After graduation, he worked 15 years for various technology consulting firms, specializing in writing database management systems.
Fred’s significant experience in dental technology and computer integration has led him to be noted as one of the foremost system designers and troubleshooters in the field. He has exceptional knowledge in virtually all of the leading practice management software packages and digital radiography systems. A number of manufacturers, suppliers and even some competitors consult Fred on some of their most challenging technology issues.
Under Fred’s leadership, Sagester Associates Group, Inc. now supports dental offices in six states and maintains bases of operation in Indiana. Kentucky, and Ohio.
Recently married, Fred and his wife Tami have 6 kids between them. Add in husbands, soon to be wives, boyfriends, and girlfriends and things can get really crazy. Their kids range from high school to going off to college in every corner of the U.S., soon to be married, and married almost 4 years. With a big family, Fred can always be sure of one thing…life is never boring.
|Sep 20, 2019|
1252 Dr. Clayton A. Chan on Gneuromuscular Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Clayton A. Chan, D.D.S. is a general dentist, clinician, teacher, world class educator, mentor and is considered by many to be the pre-eminent educator and authority on neuromuscular and Gneuromuscular (GNM) dental occlusion. Dr. Clayton A. Chan is a trained gnathologist, who has combined expertise in both gnathology and neuromuscular approaches which is a rare combination of skills in the dental field to treat complex occlusal problems as well as handling difficult craniomandibular/ TMJ cervical dysfunction cases. His clinical knowledge and understanding on dental occlusion and its relationship to craniomandibular dysfunctions/TMD, orthodontic/orthopedic and complex restorative/prosthetic problems is what helps him convey a unique three-fold clinical message to thousands of dentists, specialists, technicians and dental leaders nationally and internationally. His training and experience as a general dentist and dental laboratory technician along with training in the areas of gnathology, TMD, orthodontics and mastery of neuromuscular instrumentation has led him to convey a unique three-fold clinical message to dentists, specialists, technicians and dental leaders nationally and internationally who are seeking clinical answers to their occlusal and diagnostic challenges.
Dr. Chan has provided more than 4,100 hours (over 404 days) of continued education since 2009 to the present August 2019. He has given over 202 courses on the subjects related to dental occlusion, TMD, restorative, orthodontics and advanced electro-diagnostic instrumentation (K7 kineseograph, Myotronics).
He has presented to dentists from all over the world including the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
|Sep 19, 2019|
1251 The Joy of Giving Away Dentistry with Dr. Brady Smith : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Brady Smith is a general dentist and graduated from The University of Pacific in 2009 in the top seven-eighths of his class. Right out of school he purchased a Comfort Dental franchise in Pueblo, CO. He now owns and operates two successful Comfort Dental franchises in Vancouver, WA that he started from scratch in 2014 and 2016. Both practices grew quickly and now produce 1.8-2M a piece annually.
In 2019, Dr. Smith created The DRILLED Podcast Network. A non-profit podcast that delivers life-changing dental transformations to some pretty amazing people who need a helping hand. The podcast discusses dental topics in a way for non-dentists to understand and appreciate and gives away $500 of free dental work every weekly episode to a listener.
Dr. Smith is married and has four children ages 1-9. He plays guitar in a very mediocre cover band. He enjoys privately documenting all his experiences with crazy dental patients in a personal diary that he only shares with a select few.
|Sep 18, 2019|
1250 Enhancing the Patient Experience with Alamin Uddin : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Alamin Uddin is the CEO and cofounder of NexHealth, a patient experience management platform. After working at a doctor’s office during his college undergrad years, Alamin decided to start NexHealth to modernize the patient experience. NexHealth has raised $7M in venture funding, supports over 4M patients monthly, and works with some of the largest DSOs around the country.
|Sep 17, 2019|
1249 Innovations in Dental Photography with Dr. Glenn Krieger : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Since graduating dental school in 1992, Dr. Krieger has been committed to staying on top of the newest and most innovative aspects of dentistry. A fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a practicing orthodontist, Dr. Krieger understands the challenges faced by clinicians on a day to day basis.
Having drawn upon a lifelong love of photography, Dr. Krieger sought out the best resources to help him understand the role of clinical images for increased case acceptance. With the arrival of digital technology in the photographic world, Dr. Krieger merged his knowledge of traditional photographic technique with the advantages of digital cameras. The result was the revolutionary “Digital Co-Diagnosis” process, where patients play a much larger role in their dental health choices through better education. The cornerstone of this process is exceptional clinical photography.
Dr. Krieger has worked with numerous consultants and has spent hundreds of hours in business training including “The Dentist as CEO”, year long course at the prestigious University of Washington Business School and another full year at the Schuster Center for Professional Development in Scottsdale Arizona.
Dr. Krieger has presented to tens of thousands of dentists around the world and has been published in textbooks and dental periodicals. He has created two DVDs to assist dentists with clinical photography and has designed a revolutionary set of mirrors and retractors too assist with image capture. Dentistry Today has named him “Top Clinician in Continuing Education” 11 times.
Most importantly, Dr. Krieger believes that in today’s competitive world the orthodontic and dental communities should be collaborative and everyone should contribute to helping one another succeed. His hope is that this blog, and those who contribute to it, will help practices around the world reach their visions when it comes to growing their market share and delivering care to patents.
|Sep 16, 2019|
1248 The Keys to Successful Expansion with Michael Pontrelli : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Michael Pontrelli joined Memorial Park dental group as their chief operator in 2015 to help with the expansion of their dental group. In 2015, the group consisted of 1 practice, which was acquired in 2006, and today the group has 8 practice locations in the greater Houston, Dallas/Ft, Worth & Austin areas.
Their group sets themselves apart by deploying a doctor-centric partnership model with an entirely bespoke purchase arrangement. They are willing to purchase up to 200% of the value of the practice.
|Sep 15, 2019|
1247 High Performance Practice with Dr. Justin Bhullar : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Justin Bhullar earned his DMD degree in 2010. He realized there was only one way to get 5 years experience in 2.5 years so he started working 70+ hours per week. After a while that wasn’t necessary anymore and he now practices only 2 days per month focusing mainly on implants, wisdom teeth and IV sedation.
He has completed 5 dental office acquisitions, 4 start-ups and has helped multiple dental colleagues acquire, transition from, or start practices of their own. Currently he owns and operates 6, 7-Figure dental practices all with high profit, negligible team turnover, and thousands of happy patients. He is known to be straight up and transparent about what it really takes to succeed in this competitive and ever changing dental market place. The path to success in business and practice ownership is never a straight line. He has encountered every failure you can imagine in pursuit of his goals. Everything from major financial losses to poor health to suffering relationships but ultimately created financial freedom and is more fulfilled than ever before. He attributes his success to many things…..but reframing failure as an opportunity to learn and grow, coupled with shear persistence were huge components. Be prepared for roadblocks, detours, and the occasional bridge collapse along the way. He says, “If you plan to succeed you must be prepared for failure”…..Learn from those failures, course correct, and move on quickly without loss of momentum.
He is an speaker and loves to inspire, engage, and share knowledge with others. He believes leadership, a bullet proof mindset, great habits, and consistent execution are the key to attaining your personal and professional goals.
Dr. Justin has invested over $1,500,000 in his personal and professional development. As well, has had the privilege of receiving mentorship from numerous Millionaires and two Billionaires in his short career. He believes the fastest way to 10x your results and grow your business is to model the success of those that have done it already.
He has been married to his beautiful, talented, and loving wife Dr. Nav Bhullar for 12 years. Dr. Justin, his wife and their 3 children currently live outside of Tampa, Florida and manage their 6 dental offices from 2000 miles away.
He is the author of “High Performance Practice: Management, Marketing and Leadership” and a contributing author of “Greatness 2018”, a book he wrote with ABCs Secret Millionaire James Malinchak and other successful entrepreneurs. He is the co-host of the High Performance Practice Podcast where they talk about everything from Leadership, mindset, relationships, wealth creation and the drivers of practice/business growth. Dr. Justin is also the Founder and Lead Coach of High Performance Practice, a dental coaching organization that helps dentists go from where they are to where they want to be in their practice and life. In addition, he is the co-founder of DentalBusinessMentor.com, a premier online training platform “For Dentists By Dentists.” His wish for you is for you to have the freedom to be in places, with people, and do work that bring you joy!
|Sep 14, 2019|
1246 Marc J. Novak, DMD on the Benefits of Residency : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Marc Novak graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 2018 and is now a practicing dentist between two practices in Northern New Jersey. He was born and raised in East Windsor, CT. With his mother and father both being successful teachers, he entered the University of Connecticut in the education program before transitioning his studies to biochemical research. After completing a research and development summer internship at a pharmaceutical company the summer before his senior year, he knew that a life stuck in a laboratory was not for him, and he chose to again transition to dentistry after observing his local dentist Dr. Pete Coombs of Suffield, CT. While applying to schools his undergraduate research advisor convinced him to continue his work and stay for a Master’s degree. His research project focused on increasing the chemical stability of proteins that could be used for functional purposes. He published several peer reviewed journal articles pertaining to the increased functional stability of Glucose Oxidase, acting as the building blocks to a biocompatible glucose sensor that has the potential to send electrical Bluetooth signals through an app to register live blood-glucose readings and limit the pain and annoyance of patient’s using drops of blood from their fingers.
Upon completion of Dental school, he was selected to attend the highly competitive GPR program at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, ranked the #1 hospital in New Jersey and a top 30 hospital in the United States. He received advanced training of complex dental cases, including oral surgery, endodontics, dental implants and esthetic cases. He received a formal education on management of medically compromised patients as well as patients with special health care needs. Becoming a more well-rounded and confident practitioner afforded him to opportunity to enter private practice as an associate under the tutelage of Dr. David Paulussen of Hackettstown, NJ and Dr. Michael Gruber of Parsippany, NJ both of whom are annually recognized as two of New Jersey’s top dentists.
When not splitting his time between the two offices, Dr. Novak is passionate about continuing education to become the best practitioner possible as well as staying physically active and traveling. He hope to use his experiences to provide the best possible care to his patients in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere and make patients an integral part of their own treatment by educating them to the fullest extent as to the care they will be receiving.
|Sep 13, 2019|
1245 Dr. Bruce Crispin on Esthetic Dentistry Education : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Crispin is one of the only dentists in the world that is both a Diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics and an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has been an international educator for over 40 years and founded the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry in the late 80s and Esthetic Professionals Dental Education Center in the late 90s. His focus in education is creating comprehensive hands on and clinical programs that are the highest quality and exceptional value.
|Sep 12, 2019|
1244 Matthew W. Odgers, ESQ, Dental Attorney at Odgers Law Group : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Attorney Matthew W. Odgers is the owner and founder of Odgers Law Group, a dental specific law firm based in San Diego, California. The practice services dentists throughout California with an emphasis on practice purchase and sales, associate employment agreements, dental office leases, partnerships, and estate planning for dentists.
After graduating from Purdue University in three years with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Matthew Odgers spent a year in Seoul, Korea teaching English. From there he moved back to San Diego where he started law school and developed a passion for healthcare law.
In 2013 Attorney Odgers decided to branch out and start up his own firm to better serve the legal business needs dentists. Odgers Law Group works regularly with young associates and new dentists by making sure they are legally protected as they pursue the career of their dreams. He regularly lectures on dental related topics at dental schools and through online CLE courses and Webinars.
In 2016 Odgers Law Group was named one of Entrepreneur Magazines top 365 best Businesses in the Nation and Attorney Matthew Odgers is recognized as a Rising Star by Superlawyers.
|Sep 11, 2019|
1243 Hands-On Pediatric Dental Education with Dr. Karim ElMofty : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Karim ElMofty is a practicing dentist in Egypt where he was born and raised and graduated from Dental school, Cairo University in 2009. He is interested in Egyptian history, etymology, farming and open sea fishing. He believes that the scientific fields behind oral health promotion has matured, giving rise to a range of services to complement dental treatment everywhere.
He moved to Canada with his wonderful wife and baby daughter and they currently live in Burlington, Ontario. So, his interests now in summer became touring parks, splash pads and Canada’s beautiful nature and in winter touring indoor play areas.
His clinical training focused on Pediatric Dentistry while his master’s degree research work in Dental Public Health was testing different oral health education methods. He had brief trainings in China and California and was part of the team who broke the Guinness WR for the largest oral health promotion session in 2015.
He started KnowDental in Egypt and travelled around Egypt’s deserts, countryside and metropoles reaching as many people as he can with his team of KnowDental Ambassadors.
He recently started KnowDental in Canada and is restructuring it to better serve his new community while working to obtain his license to Practice Dentistry.
His focus now is to make KnowDental available for every dentist to add an edge to their patient care and introduce KnowDental methods to the scientific community through research.
|Sep 10, 2019|
1242 SDF & Mobile Dentistry with Jennifer Hasch & Kyle Isaacs : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Howard interviews Jennifer Hasch, BS, RDH and Kyle Isaacs, RDH on the pros and cons of silver diamine fluoride and mobile dentistry at the Kentucky Dental Association's 2019 Kentucky Meeting.
|Sep 09, 2019|
1241 Dr. Bill Lee on Giving Back Through Organized Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
A native Lexingtonian, Dr. William E. Lee graduated from Henry Clay High School in 1973, Vanderbilt University in 1977, and the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1981. He started a private dental practice with his wife, Dr. Janet Faraci Lee in 1984 and then merged practices with Dr. John Thompson in 1990. Very active in organized dentistry, Dr. Lee is a member of the American Dental Association, the Kentucky Dental Association, and the Blue Grass Dental Society. He is honored to be a fellow in the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Having served many roles in organized dentistry, Dr. Lee is currently the President of the Kentucky Dental Association and a delegate of the American Dental Association. He has also served on many boards for organizations in the Lexington area mostly associated with his children’s activities. An avid learner, Dr. Lee attends numerous continuing education courses throughout the year.
|Sep 06, 2019|
1240 Getting Barnesified with Hernan A. Varas, MBA : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Hernan Varas is a Clinical and Practice Development Executive for Arrowhead Dental Laboratory and the Dr. Dick Barnes Group. He has been in the dental industry for over 30 years. Originally from Chile, Hernan moved to Utah to attend Westminster College in Salt Lake City for a bachelor’s degree. After completing his degree in marketing and communications, Hernan continued his studies at Westminster and received a Master’s in Business Administration, with an emphasis in international management. Since working at Arrowhead, Hernan has visited and worked with hundreds of dental practices alongside Dr. Dick Barnes—including every state in the contiguous United States. Hernan specializes in strategies and techniques for increasing efficiencies and productivity in dental practices so they can become strong businesses.
|Sep 05, 2019|
1239 Foods that Fight Cancer by Dr. Pam VanArsdall : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
From 1990 to 2003, Dr. VanArsdall practiced dentistry with her father in Carlisle Kentucky. In 2003, she became a full time faculty member at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine teaching anatomy to medical, dental and nursing students. In 2009, she became full time faculty in the College of Dentistry eventually becoming a Professor and Academic Dean. In 2016, she stepped away from academics. She moved in with her mom and dad and took care of her father while he was dying of cancer. This was a pivotal point in her life. After he died, she was determined to find ways to avoid cancer. Pam has a Masters in Public Health and she already knew to avoid tobacco and to not drink excessively but she wanted to see if scientific evidence could offer anything more. She used the research skills she learned as a professor and dug into the research on ways to prevent cancer from lifestyle, and she found an avalanche of information on foods that fight cancer. It is now her passion to share this information with others. This has led her to become a certified health coach through the Wellcoaches School of Coaching, to become certified in Professional Plant Based Culinary Arts and to begin speaking at events and conferences on what she has learned about "Foods that Fight Cancer."
|Sep 04, 2019|
1238 Missionary Dentistry with Dr. Joe Jacobi : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Jacobi graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1975. After running a successful solo general practice for 36 years, he transitioned to a different type of dentistry. Over the last eight years, he has made 15 trips to areas in the U.S. and 13 countries in Central and South America, the Caribbean, India, Africa and the Philippines. He has traveled with the U. S. Navy, as well as with civilian, university and non-government organizations. In addition, he serves as a mentor to the Pre-Dental Society at the University of Louisville and has taken many students to Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinics in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia, as well as to Louisville Dental Society community clinics. Dr. Jacobi also serves as the volunteer Director of Manufacturing and Technology Development at WaterStep, a Louisville-based nonprofit that responds to critical needs for safe water and infection prevention in developing countries and disaster situations by evaluating and implementing simple solutions and teaching people to use those tools. He has helped build water treatment systems in Central and South America, India, Africa, the Upper Amazon and Puerto Rico. Dr Jacobi lives in Louisville, Kentucky, is a Life Member of the ADA, and is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American College of Dentists.
|Sep 03, 2019|
1237 Journeys in Implant Dentistry with Dr. James Gabhart : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Gabhart is proud to provide superior dental services in a pleasant atmosphere to families throughout Hardin County and surrounding areas.
An undergraduate of University of Kentucky and a graduate of University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Dr. Gabhart and his family have lived in Elizabethtown for more than 20 years. He and his wife, Kimbra, have three children, Kaylee, Garrett and Jessica.
He is a leader in his profession and community, serving professional organizations, teaching dental, dental hygiene and dental assisting to students at area colleges and volunteering his time to a number of community organizations. Dr. Gabhart is also a part-time farmer and in his spare time he enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with his family.
|Sep 02, 2019|
1236 Gender Dynamics in Dentistry with Dr. Ansley Depp : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Depp was born in Lakeland, Florida and developed a surprising interest in dentistry at the age of five. Her delight in driving two hours to Jacksonville every six months for her check-up’s led to a life-long interest in helping people achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. As a PK (preacher’s kid), she moved around as a child, eventually landing in Owensboro, KY where she spent most of her youth. She attended undergrad at Georgetown College, where she met her future husband, Rob. She attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Dr. Depp graduated in the top 10% of her class in 1993. Her early commitment to dental health came to life in her founding of the Delta Dental Oral Cancer Screening Program at the Kentucky State Fair, which currently screens thousands of fair-goers for this serious disease. This program has been in existence for 25 years now and is a legacy she is very proud of. She continued her education with a general practice residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center where she cared for emergency and indigent patients across Central and Eastern Kentucky. Dr. Depp moved to Northern Kentucky in 1994 to join a practice as an associate dentist where she developed an affinity for the Greater Cincinnati area. She started her own practice in 2001 to provide her patients with the dual benefit of general dentistry for healthy smiles as well as aesthetic dentistry to provide cutting-edge smile design. Dr. Depp is active in the state dental organization, serving as President of the Kentucky Dental Association, a past president of the Northern Kentucky Dental Association and member of the Kentucky Dental Association Executive Board. She is also a member of the AGD, the Academy of General Dentistry, and has achieved her Fellow Accreditation in 2007. She is currently working on her Masters Accreditation with the AGD. AGD members are dedicated to continuing education (CE) to help them stay up-to-date on the latest procedures to provide you and your family with quality treatment. Active AGD members agree to complete 75 hours of CE every three years. As a fellow, she has completed over 500 hours of qualified Continuing Education. Dr. Depp has been chosen one of Cincinnati Top Dentists in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016 and 2017. She has been recognized as one of Kentucky's Best Dentist multiple times. In 2015 Dr. Depp was inducted into the International College of Dentists. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only. A nominated dentist must pass a rigorous, peer review process leading to the recognition of the individual’s “outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service, and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind.” In 2017 Dr. Depp was inducted into the American College of Dentists. American College of Dentists is the oldest major honorary organization for dentists. Its members have exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contribution to dentistry and society.
|Aug 30, 2019|
1235 From Fill-Ups to Fillings with Dr. Scott Bridges : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Howard interviews Dr. Scott Bridges at the Kentucky Dental Association's 2019 Kentucky Meeting, and Dr. Bridges shares the story of how he converted a derelict gas station into a successful dental practice.
|Aug 29, 2019|
1234 Dr. Todd Hanna, MD, DDS, FACS, Attending Physician at Northwell Health : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Todd Hanna is a double board certified, dual-degree (MD, DDS) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and a Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgeon. He is double-fellowship trained in Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery, and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery of the face, head, neck, and jaws. He maintains a private office in Midtown Manhattan, and a faculty appointment at the NY Head & Neck Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health System (formerly North Shore-LIJ) within the Department of Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Hanna was born in New York City, where he attended primary and secondary school. He graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2002 taking a pre-med curriculum and studying sculpture in Florence, Italy. Afterwards, he performed clinical research at Bellevue Hospital/NYU with the Department of Pathology. He then graduated at the top of his class from both NYU College of Dentistry and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB). He was inducted into the Omega Kappa Upsilon Honor Society and won two Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society awards. While at NYU he served as vice president, tutored classmates, and had the highest national board exam score in his class and in the 99th percentile nation-wide. Dr. Hanna was accepted into the prestigious 6-year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, regarded as one of the best in the nation. Here he learned full-scope face and jaw surgery with emphasis on orthognathic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery. During this time he completed a 1-year general surgery internship. He won the clinical performance award as an intern and served as chief resident in his final year. He then completed the fellowship for Maxillofacial-Head & Neck Oncology & Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Maryland/Shock Trauma Hospital in Baltimore. Here he was trained in reconstruction of the face, head, neck, and jaws with free tissue transplant surgery for tumor and trauma related defects, as well as treating cancer of these regions. Dr. Hanna then received a rare opportunity for a second fellowship in Head & Neck Surgical Oncology with the Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) at the NY Head & Neck Institute, Northwell Health-Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. Here he was trained in full-scope head & neck surgery including minimally invasive thyroid/parathyroid, melanoma, robotic surgery, tonsil cancer, and facial reconstruction. Dr. Hanna is likely the only surgeon in the nation to have this combination of training. During his training, Dr. Hanna was directly mentored by past and current presidents of the American Head & Neck Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Skull Base Society, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Hanna is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Candidate Fellow of the American Head & Neck Society. He has authored publications in peer-reviewed journals on facial reconstruction, tongue reconstruction, oral cancer, head & neck cancer, microvascular surgery, fibula free flap jaw reconstruction, facelift and cosmetic surgery, dog-bites, and lip augmentation. He has participated in medical outreach programs to third world nations, as well as underserved American communities. Dr. Hanna values communication and compassion, and possesses an esthetic sense. He lives in Manhattan, where he enjoys spending time with his family and follows Formula 1 racing.
|Aug 28, 2019|
1232 Dr. Rick Romenesko & Brian Heyndrickx of Independent Dental Solutions : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Independent Dental Solutions is an Independent dental collaborative created on behalf of independent dentists to leverage the members collective buying power in order to drive down the costs of supplies, lab, capital equipment and much more.
The allows private practicing dentists to stay independent and receive all the same benefits of corporate dental groups.
Independent dental solutions are a mission driven movement to unify the independent dental market. Their goal is to “keep independent private practices independent” and give independent dentists one of the “loudest” and most “influential” voices in market!
|Aug 23, 2019|
1233 Dental Ergonomics by Dr. Anikó Ball, Founder at Optimum Dental Posture : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr Anikó Ball founded Optimum Dental Posture to save her colleagues from suffering occupational chronic pain as she did for decades until she learned to recognize and change harmful work postures by applying Inner Ergonomic principles.
Trained in mind-body calming techniques and Inner Ergonomics, Anikó teaches dentists and their teams around Australia and NZ how to reduce occupational chronic pain and stress. Her vision is the integration of ‘Inner Ergonomics & Wellness’ training in the undergraduate curriculum of dental schools.
|Aug 23, 2019|
1231 Mark Johnson, Founder of StudentLoansRx.com : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Mark Johnson is the founder of StudentLoansRx.com and a wealth advisor with RBF Wealth Advisors in St. Louis, MO. Mark has been in the financial services industry since 1991. Mark is a registered investment advisor and is insurance licensed in a number of states.
Several years ago, Mark discovered that the financial advisory industry had pretty much ignored one of the largest financial planning issues of our day, Student Loan Repayment.
Mark and his team were early pioneers in developing strategies to help emerging healthcare professionals create smart, cost-effective financial plans to tackle their student loan debt in the context of their career aspirations, family situation and personal financial goals.
Mark speaks to hundreds of dental professionals each year by visiting dental schools, residency programs, attending and speaking at dental conferences and interviews through social media platforms like podcasts.
Mark and his wife Lisa, a nurse, have five children and live in Chesterfield, Missouri.
|Aug 21, 2019|
1230 Adam Zilko, CEO & Founder - Firegang Dental Marketing : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Adam Zilko is the CEO & Founder of Firegang Dental Marketing and has 18 years of digital marketing experience with over 10 years in the dental industry. Since starting Firegang, Adam has become an expert in new patient marketing and now he works exclusively with dental practices. He has written 3 Amazon best selling dental marketing books, scaled Firegang to millions in annual revenue, and has helped thousands of dentists all across North America attract new patients and grow their practice through cutting edge marketing strategies.
|Aug 19, 2019|
1229 Sex, Drugs & Oral Cancer with Robert J. Whitman, MSE : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Robert J. Whitman is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Forward Science. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biomedical engineering from Tulane University and began his career as a Clinical Engineer at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where his focus was developing advanced technology for early detection of cervical cancer. Fueled by a passion for early cancer diagnostics, Robert then went on to work in research and development at Remicalm LLC, where he worked on creating cancer-screening products utilizing fluorescence technology licensed from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Finally, in 2012, Robert launched Forward Science with fellow, former engineer, Brian M. Pikkula with the goal of developing innovative technologies for clinicians to advance oral cancer screening procedures. In addition to his role as CEO, Robert also serves as an adviser to startup medical technology companies on product development strategies at the Texas Medical Center and often speaks nationally on the topic of oral cancer and early discovery.
|Aug 15, 2019|
1228 Dr. Michael T. Varallo, DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Michael T. Varallo, DMD is the founder of HoHoKus Dental Associates and the Nantucket Dental Society.
|Aug 14, 2019|
1227 David Charnowitz, Founder of DC Dental, Jay Glazer and Howie Friedman talk Crazy Dental Prices : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
David Charnowitz is the founder and CEO of DC Dental.
Jay Glazer is the Director of Business Development at Crazy Dental a subsidiary of DC Dental, the fastest growing authorized independent dental supply company in North America. Prior to joining DC Dental, Jay worked in the Non-Profit and Retail business sectors. Under his 7 years as a DC Dental sales rep, Jay built his book of business up in to the many millions a year. He showed care and tenacity to his doctors and offices. Jay was promoted from DC Dental to the Director of Business Development at Crazy Dental. Thank G-D, in his short 7 months since joining Crazy Dental, he has already navigated 10% growth for the company. Jay, or "Crazy Jay", as they call him, sits on several non-profit national and local boards and committees, likes play sports as well as coaches his children's sports teams. He, along with his wife, founded several popular non-profit institutions. Thank G-D, They have eight beautiful children.
Howie Friedman is the CFO and COO of DC Dental, the fastest growing independent dental supply company in North America. Prior to joining DC Dental, Howie worked as an Internal Revenue Agent at the IRS. Under his tenure at DC Dental since 2007 revenue has grown 600% and continues to grow. Howie has implemented many large scale projects to support a larger enterprise, including the software running the business, the installation and integration of AI & robotics in their distribution center, and the eCommerce platform . In each instance, DC Dental saw significant reduction in redundancies, improved accuracy and increases in efficiencies. In recognition of his various achievements, Howie was presented the Smart CXO award by SmartCEO Magazine in 2012, the CFO of the Year in 2014 by the Washington Business Journal, and has been nominated for Baltimore Business Journal's 40 Under 40 in 2019. Howie is actively involved with various local charities and is an executive board member of Shoresh, a 501(c)(3) that brings community and positive experience to local teens and their families. He, along with his wife, founded the JEWELS School, a special needs school in Baltimore, MD. They have four beautiful children.
|Aug 12, 2019|
1226 Lee Culp CDT, CEO of Sculpture Studios : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Lee Culp, CDT is the CEO of Sculpture Studios, Sculpture Academy, and is a recognized pioneer in Digital Dentistry and advanced functional aesthetic dentistry. He holds true to a belief that the attainment of perfection in restorative dentistry can only be harnessed through a unique combination of skillful application coupled with superior knowledge. As a world-renowned innovator and educator, he maintains an unparalleled focus and commitment to understanding the revolutionary, often complex, changes that continue to influence modern aesthetic dentistry. Thus, he lends his vision and talent to developing, throughout dentistry and within his laboratory, the related materials and communications standards necessary to ensure the most realistic opportunities for success and gratification for those discriminating dental professionals who maintain a higher profile, cutting-edge practice philosophy.
He is a leading resource/inventor for many of the materials, products, and techniques used in dentistry today, and holds numerous patents for his ideas and products. Lee writes many articles per year, and his writing, photography, and teaching style have brought him international recognition, as one of today’s most exciting lecturers and innovative artisans in the specialty of digital dentistry, dental ceramics and functional esthetics.
Lee’s life is all about two things, his wife, Dr Lida Swann (Prosthodontist, Implant Surgeon, and recently named head of Digital Dentistry at UNC) and Dentistry, well, kind of the same thing. He has three children, one of which is also a dentist.
|Aug 09, 2019|
1225 Ryan Moynihan MBA, CEO at Gaidge, Impact360 : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Ryan Moynihan has a diversified background in finance, analytics, strategy, sales, marketing, business development, product management and operations with over 19 years’ experience across many Fortune 100 companies in the areas of health care, consulting, and technology. He worked at Disney, Intel, Ernst & Young and Miller Brewing Company before earning his MBA from Georgetown. He has spent the past 13 years of his career in the Dental/Orthodontic industry with 3M and Ormco (Danaher), most recently as the VP of Global Marketing (2 years) and VP of NA Sales (2 1/2 years) for Ormco. He joined Gaidge in August 2017 as CEO.
Ryan has lived in 10 different cities throughout his professional career and recently completed a cross country move to Atlanta from Sacramento in early 2018 with his family, wife Maria of 10 years and two boys, Joseph 9, and Macklin 6. Ryan enjoys spending time with the family and being outdoors and pretty much anything sports related.
|Aug 01, 2019|
1224 Las Vegas Esthetics Dental Laboratory with Ray Foster, Yin Garcia, James Dodge and Dr. Shahin Safarian : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Las Vegas Esthetics was founded in 1997. The lab sponsored LVI for 12 years and supported all of the live patient courses including Dr. Ron Jackson’s posterior course and all of the esthetic/smile and neuromuscular courses taught at LVI. The lab had the pleasure of working with some of the best dentists in the US and Canada. Their focus at the lab is on implant cases, smile enhancement, full mouth rehabilitation, quadrant dentistry and TMJ appliances. At the lab they work with many different doctors with different disciplines as they have found it important not to be limited in their knowledge. Currently Las Vegas Esthetics sponsors courses for Myotronics and Occlusal Connections.
|Jul 30, 2019|
1223 American Ninja Warrior Desirée Walker DDS, FICD, Founder of Lumber River Dental : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Desirée Walker is a general dentist and owner of a ground up construction, state-of the-art dental practice called Lumber River Dental in Lumberton North Carolina. Dr. Desiree Walker, also known in many circles as the Ninja Dentist, is a three(3) time competitor on the hit NBC television show American Ninja Warrior.
She has creatively integrated her love of fitness into dentistry by transforming her private office into a Ninja training suite - equipped with rings from the ceiling, bars on the wall, and a balancing slack line. Outside of her dental practice and “Ninja” training, she enjoys outdoor yoga with her 2 cats - Jones and Lu, as well as long hikes with her husband Ash. She is passionate about helping others integrate movement and fun into their dental workday.
|Jul 23, 2019|
1222 Video SEO for dental websites with Pete Johnson, Cofounder at Get Practice Growth : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Pete Johnson is entrepreneur, video marketing expert, and professional storyteller. He has spent all of his career in marketing, with the last 7 of those years specifically focused on the dental industry. He has held multiple leadership positions at both boutique and large dental marketing agencies. In early 2018, Pete cofounded Get Practice Growth and set out on a mission to disrupt the dental industry. His company focuses on the use of custom video to help practices tell their story, earn their patients trust, and generate more revenue.
Pete grew up in sunny San Diego, where the “surf meets the turf”. Pete played competitive sports all through college, where he learned the value of teamwork and developed his leadership skills. Pete is an avid Los Angeles Lakers fan but is still left heartbroken by the desertion of his beloved Chargers. He is currently a free agent fan and accepting offers from other NFL fan bases. He also has a 4 year old daughter (Riley), who keeps him young and makes him watch My Little Pony and other princess movies on repeat. Pete is getting very close to being able to recite every single line in the movie “Frozen”.
|Jul 19, 2019|
1221 Strategic Impact by Patrick Bernardi, Senior VP at Hu-Friedy : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
In his current position, Patrick Bernardi serves as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President at Hu-Friedy, a world leader in the design and manufacture of dental instruments and products. In this role, Patrick is responsible for directing and managing the global brand marketing function, including brand strategy, digital customer engagement, content marketing, CRM, and creative services.
Over the past 10 years, Patrick has played a critical role in helping Hu-Friedy achieve growth percentages that are double the industry average, while also directing a wholesale repositioning of the brand and implementing contemporary marketing approaches designed to better align with the mobile and digital expectations of the modern consumer. He has led the marketing efforts behind major initiatives, including the Friends of Hu-Friedy community and the GreenLight Dental Compliance Center™ by Hu-Friedy.
|Jul 16, 2019|
1220 Don't Go To Dental School! By Alessandro G. Bartoletti DMD, FAGD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Bartoletti was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He spent his sophomore year of high school in Bologna, Italy, where he briefly shadowed his uncle, a general dentist there. After attending Dickinson College, he worked for two years and then was accepted to Temple University’s School of Dentistry. He graduated in 2003 and served four and a half years on Active Duty in the United States Navy after having received a scholarship during dental school. He returned to Pennsylvania after his Active Duty stint, and has been in the reserves ever since. Dr. Bartoletti was an associate in a couple of private practices, and also taught full time at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry from 2012 until 2015, being the course director for two restorative classes, assistant course director for one, and director of the AEGD Program. Dr. Bartoletti is currently a partner with ELCO Family Dental, does school screenings for two school districts and is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. He is married to a wonderful wife and has two super kids! He enjoys photography, writing, reading, exercise, baking, and watching sports.
|Jul 15, 2019|
1219 Romero Dental Seminars by Mario Romero DDS, Associate Professor Dental College of Georgia : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Mario Romero is an Associate Professor and Director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University; he is a 1995 graduate from the University of Guayaquil School of Dentistry in his native country of Ecuador. He completed a two-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health where he was granted the Handleman Award for Excellence. In 2016 Dr. Romero was awarded the Augusta University and the American College of Dentists Outstanding Faculty award for his achievements in scholarly, research and service. In 2018 he received the Research and Scholarship award from the Dental College of Georgia for his contributions to dentistry and in 2019 he received the Excellence in Dental Education Award from the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He has over 40 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and has lectured extensively on topics related to direct and indirect restorative dentistry. He maintained a private practice with emphasis in Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry for 15 years prior to joining AU in 2013.
|Jul 13, 2019|
1218 Cost effective dental supplies and equipment by Steven Kizy, CEO of Midway Dental Supply : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Steven Kizy is a forward-thinking, warm-hearted leader with enough wherewithal and vision to drive his company, Midway Dental, to the national stage. At the age of 14, he started his first business in his father’s convenience store in Detroit selling cell phones. What started out as a curious 14-year old’s project for side-cash has become the basis for an entrepreneurial spirit that enables Midway to disrupt the market and provide exceptional support to dentists. His brother and sisters who practice dentistry have seen the worst in dental supply and encouraged him to bring that change to the industry. While attending Wayne State University, Steven met his wife, Bianca Kizy, an ophthalmologist. This year they welcomed the newest addition to their family, beautiful Isabelle, who is 5 months as of June. They share a genuine love for family—including their 22 nephews and nieces who all look up to them with adoration. It is Steven’s love of family that has given him the ability to craft such a tight-knit, family-like culture at his company. As such, it was natural for him to assume the CEO role at Midway in 2016. Since taking the helm, Steven has opened six new markets and has built a unique culture with his team that is new to the dental environment. His horizontal management system enables key team members to effect micro-to-macro level agendas at Midway with an unmatched degree of adaptivity. Midway has grown north of 100% in the trailing twelve months, and he has personally received awards for excellence and performance with Inc. 5000, 30 in their Thirties, and NDC member of the year, to name a few.
|Jul 07, 2019|
1217 Business overhead and accounting by Judson Crawford CPA, IAR, Cain, Watters & Associates : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Judson graduated from Texas Tech University in 2002 with a Master of Science in accountancy. He began his career as a staff accountant at Ernst and Young in Dallas. After several years in corporate tax consulting, he became a planner for Cain Watters and Associates in October of 2004. Judson has excelled at making personal connections with his clients that help him ensure the best financial future for them, their families and the generations to come.
In 2014 Judson became a partner at CWA. In addition to his role as a CPA, he is the executive board member responsible for CWA’s Marketing and Communications department. Judson is active in both professional and collegiate recruitment for the firm, and serves as a mentor to new planners and associate planners. Judson is a Certified Public Accountant and an Investment Advisor Representative.
|Jul 02, 2019|
1216 Five Steps of Treatment Plan Presentation by Sean Field, Founder of Patrick Consulting Group : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Sean Field is the CEO & founding father of Patrick Consulting Group, Inc and is also the senior dental consultant and main speaker for our dental performance coaching firm.
Sean always makes sure that each and every client knows who he is and that he can always be called upon to ensure absolute client satisfaction. Sean comes from a background of dental practice management, treatment coordination and dental sales. He has helped numerous dental practices achieve record breaking success. Sean has experience assisting in the growth of practices in the range of one owner private offices to multi Doctor DSO practices and has had success in scaling dental organizations even in downward economies of eras like the 2008 economic crash. Sean has helped to open the doors of communication in the practices he has worked with to ensure accountability, consistency and growth.
As a Dental Consulting Firm Patrick Consulting Group, Inc are Dental Consultants/Coaches specializing in TX Coordination/case presentation acceptance, Production/Collection maximization and custom systems tailored to the practices unique needs, all of which are handled directly with the Dentist and their team. If you would like to find out more about Sean or Patrick Consulting Group, Inc please call them @ (331) 225-3635 to schedule a FREE 1-hour strategy session.
|Jun 30, 2019|
1215 Marc Ackerman DMD, MBA, Director of American Teledentistry Association : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Ackerman is the Executive Director of the American Teledentistry Association. Clinically, he specializes in the orthodontic treatment of patients with dentofacial deformity, intellectual and physical disabilities and sleep disordered breathing. Dr. Ackerman is the Director of Orthodontics at Boston Children’s Hospital where he practices orthodontics full time. He also teaches residents in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Ackerman has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in orthodontics and professional ethics and his monograph, Enhancement Orthodontics: Theory and Practice, was released in 2007 by Blackwell-Wiley. He is a co-recipient of the 2004 B.F. and Helen E. Dewel Award from the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics which is given annually to the highest-rated clinical research article published in the previous year. Dr. Ackerman was the Editor-in-Chief of Special Care in Dentistry Journal from 2013-2016.
|Jun 29, 2019|
1214 Embrace The ONE Thing thinking with Audie Cashion, of Audie Cashion Consulting : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Audie Cashion is a business consultant, Certified ONE Thing Trainer and Work/Life Balance Coach. He has a diverse business and time management background with 31 years experience in international consulting, coaching, real estate investing and brokerage. He earned a BA in Economics from UNC Chapel Hill has lived in Japan and Dubai, and traveled extensively for business.
He currently lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys mountain bike riding, facilitating men’s growth groups, and speaking on Peace & Purpose through his educational nonprofit, the World Peace Center, 501c3.
|Jun 26, 2019|
1213 All things SDF, GI, FV, with Pediatric Dentist John Frachella DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
John Frachella, DMD is a pediatric dentist in Oregon and Maine with 45 years experience in the delivery of dental services in public and private settings. For the first 32 years of his career he was the dental director of a free clinic for indigent children in Bangor, Maine and for ten years served as the director of federal clinics in Wheeler County, Oregon. He also works in private practices across the country, is on staff at OHSU Dental School and lectures for NYU Lutheran Medical College dental residency programs. Dr. John Frachella is a national leader in the use of SDF and how SDF impacts dental schools and clinical practice.
He presents new options in the management of caries lesions, especially in certain instances and populations. Over the past decade, Dr. Frachella has been using silver solutions in combination with glass ionomer technology to arrest caries while simultaneously addressing destructive dental cavitation (called Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Technique - SMART). He sees the minimally invasive medical management of caries as a new, historically proven, highly preventive standard of care for the treatment of worldwide populations of children and special needs adults who desperately need dental services the most.
|Jun 25, 2019|
1212 Pediatric Dentist Mark L. Cannon DDS, MS on Oral Dysbiosis : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Mark L. Cannon received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska and then attended Northwestern University for his Masters of Pediatric Dentistry. He completed his residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital and received his Diplomate status by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a past president of the Illinois Society of Dentistry for Children, a Professor of Otolaryngology, Division of Dentistry at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, an Attending Physician at Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital and a member of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to being the founder of Associated Dental Specialists of Long Grove (1981); he is the Research Coordinator of the Pediatric Dental residency program at Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Cannon has 40 years of experience in pediatric dentistry and has presented lectures at the University of Athens, Greece, Sao Paulista State University, UNESP, Aracatuba, Brazil, University of Texas- Houston, University of Alabama-Birmingham, University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles, Louisiana State University, and many other institutions world-wide. Dr. Cannon has lectured extensively on many oral health topics including evolutionary oral medicine, the gateway microbiomes, biologic and bioactive dental materials (patents owner), probiotics, and all aspects of everyday Pediatric oral health. Dr. Cannon has humbly accepted two invitations by the Karolinska Institutet, first to the Nobel Forum (2016) and secondly to the Nobel Assembly (2017). Most of all, Dr. Cannon is the proud father of five, all of whom are very accomplished. He is also a very proud grandfather!
|Jun 22, 2019|
1211 Lean and Merry Dentistry with Ian Erwood BSc, DDS, FAGD, FICOI : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr Ian Erwood received an Honors BSc majoring in Biochemistry at the University of Toronto. He then received his DDS from the University of Western located in London Ontario. After graduating from dental school he and his wife – Dr Theresa Bourke opened an office in a small shopping centre located in Unionville Ontario, located just outside of Toronto. Having a special interest in Orthodontics and Dental Implants Dr Erwood took a part time two year Orthodontic Course – The Canadian Straight Wire and Functional Orthodontic Program. As Toronto was selected as the first Branemark (Noble Bio-Care) training facility in North America there was a lot of interest in Oral Implantology and Dr Erwood pursed as much education as possible in this field. He is a founding member of the Toronto Implant Study Club and was the past president of the Ontario Study Club of Osseointegration. He is current president of the Canadian Straight Wire Study Club. After seven years in practice Dr Erwood and Dr Bourke relocated their practice to a Health Centre in downtown Unionville and were in a cost sharing relationship with another local Dentist. When that dentist retired Dr Erwood and Bourke brought in a third partner with a hybrid of the Lean and Mean Dental Office system first presented by Dr Rick Kushner. Dr Erwood has lectured across North America on topics ranging from Orthodontics, Dental Implantology and Practice Management. He has a special interest in Mini Dental Implants. When not in the office he enjoys spending time with his family (three children, 3 grandchildren) and pursing sports such as snowboarding, wakesurfing, tennis and hydrofoil kiteboarding.
|Jun 20, 2019|
1210 The Jazz Imaging x-ray sensor subscription by Rick Henriksen : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Rick Henriksen joined DEXIS in 1998 and immediately took on the task of establishing processes to drive strong organic growth. Assuming a leadership role, Rick established the Dexis model as a new standard in best practices, and the business flourished. After leading the team through the sale of the company to Danaher in 2005, Rick took on leadership of Gendex and Imaging Sciences (iCat), building the number one imaging business in the world.
|Jun 18, 2019|
1209 Dr. Carlos Mora of NXTdentistry in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Carlos Mora was born on July 15th of 1985, he is a general dentist who has been practicing dentistry for 4 years. He started creating a study network for dentist ’til the point it evolved to a professional virtual ecosystems focused on dentistry, and now he is trying to implement artificial intelligence in dentistry. He created his first platform Dental Diagnosis 2 years ago but it was til almost a year ago he redisigned the project and created NXT dentistry which has a better infrastructure for dentists.
|Jun 17, 2019|
1208 So… You Think You Want to Speak in Dentistry by Vanessa Emerson : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Founder of Dental Speaker Institute and Dental Speakers Bureau, Vanessa Emerson is known as a thought leader by clients, prospects, meeting planners and peers. Her marketing services are in high demand, specializing in speaker materials, website design and e-mail marketing services.
A member of Academy of Dental Management Consultants since 2013, Vanessa is honored to serve as co-chair of the Academy’s Marketing Committee.
Honored by Dental Products Report as one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry (2017), Vanessa is known as the ‘go to’ resource for inside-the-industry information that helps meeting planners create better meetings, speakers acquire more bookings and BOTH to meet their business goals. She is frequently booked by dental organizations who would like to encourage their members to explore and expand their roles as speakers and consultants in dentistry.
|Jun 15, 2019|
1207 Melissa Turner BASDH, EDPH, Director of Volunteer Operations for Operation Grace MN : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Melissa Turner is a dental hygienist who currently holds various roles within the dental industry—as an influencer, thought leader, advisor, and consultant. With the unique experience of practicing dentistry across the country, she is an expert in mobile dentistry as both a for-profit and non-profit delivery model. In addition to running a non-profit mobile program in Minnesota, she is founder of I Heart Mobile Dentistry Facebook community and is launching the first ever National Mobile Dentistry Conference in the spring of 2020. Melissa’s current goal is to re-frame the traditional views of hot-topic issues like teledentistry, direct access and independent hygiene practice, dental therapy, as well as the rise of the millennial workforce. She is an Executive Moderator for the Dental Peeps Network and works internally with companies such as onDiem, Floss Bar, and MouthWatch. Her latest advocacy efforts include launching a nationwide hashtag campaign, #LoveInTheWorkplace, in an effort to bring back love-as-an-action into dental practices everywhere.
|Jun 13, 2019|
1206 Dental membership plan with Dave Monahan, CEO of Kleer, LLC : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dave Monahan is the CEO of Kleer and has a passion for creating technology-enabled businesses that improve people’s lives. Prior to joining Kleer, Dave served as the President and CEO of FitLinxx, a leader in the wearables market, where he created simple, affordable and connected wearable devices for the medical and sports markets. FitLinxx devices enabled patients to monitor and manage chronic conditions and athletes to monitor and improve their performance. FitLinxx partnered with over 50 leading fitness and health companies to embed Fitlinxx devices and data platform into customized applications. While at Microsoft from 1999 to 2006, Dave developed new product, market and partnering strategies that helped Microsoft and thousands of Microsoft partners enter new markets and grow.
|Jun 11, 2019|
1205 Orthodontist Sam Daher DDS, MSc, FRCD(C) of the Daher Aligner Institute : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
A bilingual native of Montreal, Dr. Sam Daher received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from McGill University (Montreal) with distinction in 1994 then practiced general dentistry for a few years before returning to Université de Montréal to complete a Masters’ degree and specialty in orthodontics. Currently living and practicing in Vancouver, Dr. Daher operates 5 very successful orthodontic practices across Canada: in Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal, where he treated over 6,000 Invisalign cases of varying complexities. He was the top Invisalign submitter globally 2009-2011 and remains one of the top 5 single-provider submitters in the world. He currently uses the ClearCorrect system from Straumann as his choice of Clear Aligners.
He is an active member of both American & Canadian Association of Orthodontists (AAO & CAO) and a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO).
|Jun 10, 2019|
1204 PatientXpress Hemesh Surana and Satish Medicetty : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Hemesh Surana is a seasoned techie. He spent 15+ year at Oracle before starting his software venture, patientXpress. This venture started as a hobby to help his dentist wife, who had purchased a boutique dental practice few years back. He wore many hats in dental office and observed closely to find many broken processes, inefficiencies which costs 1000s of dollar in revenue leakage.
Dr. Medicetty has more than 10 years of executive management and commercialization in Healthcare. He has been providing financial and operational management support for his spouse’s dental practices over the last 10 years. Joined patientXpress with a mission to provide smart tools to improve practice profitability.
|Jun 07, 2019|
1203 All things endo with endodontist Judy McIntyre DMD, MS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Growing up in sunny Los Angeles, CA, Judy McIntyre wanted to become a dentist ever since she was a little girl. She attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. At Harvard, she performed research on dental unit waterline biofilms. After graduation, Dr. McIntyre obtained a coveted endodontics residency position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alongside renowned researchers in the field of endodontics, traumatology and pediatric dentistry, her thesis and research regarding traumatic dental injuries (her true passion and great interest) has been published in numerous professional journals.
|Jun 06, 2019|
1202 Hitesh Tolani DMD, Founder & CEO of Virtudent : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Hitesh Tolani is the founder and CEO of virtudent, the leading provider of mobile dental clinics and teledentistry services, making dental care more easily accessible for busy employees at some of the world's most renowned employers. The virtudent model not only brings the dental office onsite, but also focuses on lowering costs, reducing iatrogenic care, and providing patients the transparency necessary to make more knowledgeable decisions regarding their healthcare. As the founder of virtudent, the first commercial teledentistry practice in the United States, Dr. Tolani has been named Benco Dental's 40 under 40 US. dentists. Dr. Tolani is also a Harvard President's Challenge Winner, a Tufts 100K Winner, and a Mass Challenge Winner.
|Jun 04, 2019|
1201 Digital marketing with your website by Keith Washington, VP at ProSites, Inc. : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Keith Washington is the VP of Products for ProSites and has 30 years of software management experience and 5 years in the dental industry. Keith has a degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland and has led product transformations at many successful companies. Keith started in Product Management at Intuit’s TurboTax division where he led a transition to web-based tax software. Later, he became the VP of Product Management at a leading Financial Planning software company and most recently worked at Active Networks, the largest SaaS event management company in the world.
|Jun 03, 2019|
1200 Kerry Maguire DDS, MSPH, Director, ForsythKids, Chair, Options for Children in Zambia : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Kerry Maguire, DDS, MSPH is Associate Clinical Investigator and Vice President for Clinical Operations at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, MA. She serves as the Director of ForsythKids, a community-based prevention program serving over 2500 children in sixty sites throughout Massachusetts. Dr. Maguire holds adjunct faculty positions at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the University of Washington School of Dentistry. She is also co-founder and chair of the non-profit Options for Children in Zambia.
Dr. Maguire completed her dental degree at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 1988 and earned a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry the following year. In 1993, she received a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She has experience in dental education and industry, having previously held positions at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry (1989-1996), Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals (1996-1999), Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (1999-2003) and Tom’s of Maine (2003-2009).
Dr. Maguire is the general dentist representative on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Board of Trustees (2014-2020). She serves as chair of the Better Oral Health for Massachusetts Coalition and is a gubernatorial appointee to the board of The Children’s Trust, the Commonwealth’s private-public partnership to stop child abuse. She is active in the American Association of Public Health Dentistry and other national and international organizations dedicated to oral health and health access. Her professional career has focused on oral health access for vulnerable children and other populations, applied interventions, community advocacy, workforce innovations and sustainable systems promoting oral and overall health.
|Jun 01, 2019|
1199 Cris Zimmerman RDH, BS, Senior Practice Manager for DynamicDental Jacksonville, North Carolina : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Cris started in dentistry at 18 working as a receptionist but she knew in the 6th grade that she wanted to be a dental hygienist. She began her career as a dental hygienist in 1992 and practiced for the first 19 years in Flint Mi. She took a leap of faith and moved her family to Hampstead NC to live by the sea, and it fit. Cris has a love for dentistry and after moving to NC she realized there were a lot of things that were turning people sour toward dentistry.
She teamed up with her current boss and has helped him turn his 3 dental practices around with a goal to acquire 7 more. She is passionate about turning offices around and helping people love coming to work again. She strives on making a difference for others in their professional and personal lives with speaking, writing and mentoring.
|May 30, 2019|
1198 Chris Neibauer DDS, FAGD. CEO, Founder of Abundant Dental Services : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Born in Maryland, Chris became fascinated by dentistry at an early age when he lost #8 in a family touch football game. After graduating from dental school, purchasing his own practice, and subsequently selling that practice and most of his belongings, Chris followed a calling to serve as a dental missionary in Cameroon, Africa for 5 years. It was on this mission where Chris learned the true value of providing legendary patient care, and the necessity to provide that care very well, and very fast. Chris often had patients lined up around the block for treatment, and if he could not serve them that day, they would have to walk miles back home, and return again the next day in hopes of being served. This approach of very well, very fast patient centered dental practice has proven to be a great differentiator for the company.
Years after returning from Africa, Chris founded Neibauer Dental Care. Growing from 1 to 26 scratch practices from 2005 to 2011. The offices were located in Virginia and Maryland – and grew exponentially during the recession of 2007. In 2011 Chris sold these practices and eventually moved to live in Park City, UT where the winters are full of powder skiing and the summers are humidity free. Now he is on a mission in Utah to grow a dental corporation focused on delivering legendary patient care. The new corporation is Abundant Dental Care, and is 50 employees strong & growing.
|May 27, 2019|
1197 Dr. John Maggirias BSc, DDS, CEO of Dentalytica : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. John is passionate about access to dental care and the use of data to improve quality of care. He sees the democratization of data as a focal point in transforming the dental industry into areas of predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. He spent 10 years as a population data scientist at the University of Toronto, and has owned and operated over 300 clinics during his private sector career over the last 10 years. He also founded Jaw Shield and ClearShape which were dental device distribution companies operating across Canada.
|May 27, 2019|
1196 Dr. Lawrence Neville, Dentist & Director at Dental Events Australia (DEA) : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Neville has been treating patients successfully for over 12 years. He has clinically performed over 30,000 hours of treatment. He performs over 100 hours of continuing professional development per year to keep up to date with the latest techniques and technology. He is so obsessed with learning he now also runs his own Dental seminars company, Dental Events Australia to teach other dentists some of the latest techniques. He is a speaker and coordinator for the IAS academy.
His area of interest is cosmetic dentistry. This includes in particular, teeth straightening (orthodontics) using Invisalign invisible clear aligners and digital smile design. He treats over 100 cases per year in this field. He is passionate about creating perfect smiles that are life changing. He is also passionate about rehabilitation with fixed tooth replacements using dental implants. Other interests include sleep apnea, anti snoring devices and early child development (Myobrace and Palatal Expansion).
Being a nervous patient as a child, Dr. Neville spends a lot of time with extremely anxious and phobic dental patients helping to make that first step into the practice by arranging Skype calls or coffee appointments as a first visit to break down some of the fear barriers that may prevent patients taking that step into the practice.
|May 25, 2019|
1195 Brian Jankowski DMD, Class of 2019, A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Brian Jankowski will be graduating from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona on May 10, 2019. Afterwards, he will relocate to Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and three-year old daughter. He has joined Abundant Dental and is excited to begin working in the field of dentistry.
Prior to dental school, Brian worked in medical sales. He was also two-sport Division I athlete at Weber State University.
|May 23, 2019|
1194 Michael E. Wehrle DDS of the Wehrle Implant Immersion Course and HEB Dental Excellence : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Michael Wehrle graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1989, then went on to complete a GPR at Worcester City Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Immediately Dr. Wehrle continued to pursue his advanced training, including over 500 hours each in orthodontics and implantology. This allowed him to achieve the status of Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry very early in his career. While pursuing his Fellowship, Dr. Wehrle established his dental practice, HEB Dental Excellence, in 1994.
Truly passionate about excellence in dentistry, Dr. Wehrle felt just as strongly about giving back to his fellow man so he also worked with the United Way to establish the Northeast Tarrant County Dental Clinic for the underprivileged in 1994 concurrent with opening his practice. He also went on numerous mission trips which lead him to helping to establish the Wehrle Implant ImmersionTM Center and Clinic in Puebla, Mexico. He uses this incredible facility to serve the local residents around the clinic, as well as offering the Center's hotel facilities to mission groups serving the area. The combination of his two passions eventually lead to his creation of the Wehrle Implant ImmersionTM Course in Puebla, the premier course for basic and advanced live implant training utilizing true immersion. Dr. Wehrle frequently lectures and teaches in both Mexico and the United States and is accredited by both the ADA and AGD, allowing him to offer CE credits to his graduates.
|May 21, 2019|
1193 Dmitry Edelchik & Alex Nudel of RevenueWell : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dmitry Edelchik is a Marketing Executive with 12 yrs of dental industry experience with focus on dental technology: hardware and software, and has worked directly with dental practices and dealer channels to help drive technology solutions to advance patient care.
Alex Nudel, founder at RevenueWell, has more than 20 years of experience as a recognized dental industry speaker, practice growth specialist, successful practice owner, and digital entrepreneur. As a dental practice owner, he realized the need for an easy way to handle the routine communications associated with attracting new patients, increasing production, and creating a WOW! experience for his patients. He founded RevenueWell to meet those needs, freeing the doctor and staff to focus on what they do best: serving the patient.
|May 20, 2019|
1192 Samuel E. Cress DDS of Colony Dental and The Center for Craniofacial and Dental Sleep Medicine : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Samuel E. Cress, D.D.S., director of The Center for Craniofacial & Dental Sleep Medicine located in Sugar Land, Texas, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Dental Branch. Dr. Cress also completed his residency in Dental Sleep Medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston and his residency in TMD through the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
In addition to his practice specializing in dental sleep medicine, TMD, cosmetic and Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Dr. Cress is a clinical instructor in the prestigious Dr. Dick Barns Group where he teaches other dentists the benefits of Airway Conscious Dentistry as well as diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from TMD. He has successfully treated OSA and TMD patients since 2009 and he is a featured speaker at industry conferences and educational seminars. Dr. Cress pursues ongoing advanced education in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine, TMD, Cosmetic and Full Mouth Reconstructive Dentistry and currently holds a duel patent on an oral appliance for the treatment of OSA and TMD, currently undergoing FDA clearance. Dr. Cress has several published articles in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Cress recently presented at the TMJ Bioengineering Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
Dr. Cress is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, American and Texas Dental Associations, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Greater Houston Dental Society. Dr. Cress has been in private practice in Sugar Land, Texas for 20 years and has been a family member of the prestigious Arrowhead Dental Lab since 1995. Dr. Cress and his wife, Kimberly Cress. M.D., director of the TMS Serenity Center for Depression, share their life with their son, Carter currently attending Hew Hampton School in New Hampshire.
|May 17, 2019|
1191 Dr. Zak Allmand DDS of Apex Payment Solutions & Monon Family Dental : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Zachary Allmand graduated from Indiana University Dental School in 2005. Post-graduation, he served our country in the United States Air Force for 5 years, deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After fulfilling his service to our country, he purchased a dental practice, where he quickly learned that there was much more to running a successful practice than merely being a good clinician. His business focus turned to overhead reduction in an attempt to control costs without sacrificing clinical excellence. Dr. Allmand quickly learned that there were many aspects of the business where doctors were being taken advantage of, one of the most evident being Credit Card Processing. As he researched the true cost of merchant services, he realized that it could be done better with more transparency, security, and fair treatment for all offices no matter their volume.
Dr. Allmand formed Apex Payment Solutions as a means to educate and assist his colleagues, helping them to control their costs and giving them the reassurance that they were getting a fair pricing while bringing secure technology that reduces the risk of credit card processing for health care offices. His goal is to remove these stresses so health care professionals can return their focus to what is truly important; caring for their patients.
|May 16, 2019|
1190 Dave Weinberg, Principal of Scientific Metals : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dave was born in Canada and raised in Houston, Texas. He was a graduate of Mcgill University and MBA from the University of Arizona. Scientific Metals was started by his father Mark Weinberg. Scientific Metals started as a small regional company focusing on dentists and now has grown into a highly respected refining company for the jewelry and dental industries.
|May 14, 2019|
1189 David J. Ahearn DDS, Owner, Design Ergonomics, Ergonomic Products & Perfect Smiles : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. David Ahearn’s goal early on was simply to figure out a way to get more great dentistry done – without beating up his body or getting stressed out while doing it.
To solve this, he studied the world’s most productive manufacturers. Applying those findings to dentistry, he was able to create new systems to improve every aspect of dental productivity.
It wasn’t long before many of his colleagues began asking for help to solve their own design and productivity problems. This lead to equipment and training advances that allowed him to take his practice to the next level – and to help dentists across the country do the same.
This work is further enhanced by day-to-day testing of new designs, technology and systems at Dr. Ahearn’s two thriving New England practices – which he continues to own and operate today.
Dr. Ahearn has held faculty positions at both the University of Michigan and NYU, and was a founding member of the ADA's Ergonomics Subcommittee. He is a frequent lecturer and contributor to numerous dental publications, including multiple chapters in the ADA’s current Practical Guide to Dental Office Design.
|May 13, 2019|
1188 Comedian Carlos Rodriguez RDH of Off Your Flosser Podcast : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Carlos leverages his experience as a professional comedian to create an engaging, educational, and entertaining CE experience - his events are both informative and hilarious! Carlos Rodríguez grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in Atlanta, GA. He has been married for over 25 years and he and his wife have 2 wonderful children. Carlos has always loved and had a passion for comedy, especially standup. When he's not busy cracking jokes, his hobbies include photography, fishing and camping. He served honorably in the US Navy as a Dental Tech for 3 years and transitioned to civilian life in 1990. He has been a dental hygienist for 23 years and has a passion for making his patients smile! Carlos has performed in clubs and colleges and for fund raising and corporate events all over the east coast!
He also has a fun and lighthearted Podcast with Sandy Lee who also is a Dental Hygienist. Its the perfect way to unwind on the drive home after a long day at the office. Never heavy or boring and its occasionally somewhat educational, check out the “Off Your Flosser Podcast” on iTunes , Google Play Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, YouTube and Libsyn.
|May 12, 2019|
1187 Dr. Bobbi Stanley DDS, MAGD, DICOI, LVIF of Stanley Dentistry & The Stanley Institute for Comprehensive Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Bobbi Stanley is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry but education has been a mainstay of her 25-year career.
As owner and principal dentist of one of the largest comprehensive dental practices in North Carolina, her goal has been excellence in patient care through continuing education, the latest dental equipment and technology and superior materials. Dr. Bobbi Stanley reinforces these guiding principals with her team members and offers a myriad of opportunities for dental continuing education for associate dentists, auxiliary clinical team members, and dental office team members.
Dr. Bobbi Stanley is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (DICOI), a Fellow with the International Association of Orthodontics (IAO) and a Fellow at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).
Dr. Bobbi Stanley is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She is Co-Founder and Senior Instructor at Stanley Institute for Comprehensive Dentistry in Cary, NC, as well as a Senior Instructor at the International Association of Orthodontics in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and The Facial Beauty Institute in Memphis, Tennessee.
|May 09, 2019|
1186 George Wolfe, President of DMG America : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
George Wolfe is President of DMG America, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality restorative and preventative professional dental materials. With over twenty years of industry experience, George is responsible for running all facets of the business. Hisleadership style is one that incorporates the mantra of “Doing Well by Doing Good.”
|May 07, 2019|
1185 Innovations in endodontics by Richard E. Mounce DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Richard Mounce practices endodontics in Eagle River, AK. He has lectured globally and is widely published in the specialty of endodontics. Dr. Mounce has been a consultant and key opinion leader for a wide number of companies including SybronEndo, Vista, Mani, EasyEndo USA, Tun Ultrasonics, and Metabiomed.
|May 06, 2019|
1184 Dental Office Lease Negotiations and Buildout with Brandon Ryff DDS of the Scottsdale Smile Center : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Brandon Ryff grew up in Tempe Arizona, and attended the University of Arizona, where he graduated with dual degrees in Physiology from the College of Medicine, and Molecular & Cellular Biology from the College of Science. Upon graduation, Dr. Ryff then attended the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. After Dental School, Dr. Ryff became an associate in a small group of privately owned dental practices in Arizona. Subsequently, this group was approached and acquired by a national DSO backed by private equity investors. This transition was a complex process that Dr. Ryff found very interesting. Watching his father-in-law successfully serve as the President & CEO of a multibillion-dollar international corporation only further fueled Dr. Ryff’s interest in business and executive leadership. Accordingly, Dr. Ryff then completed a 2-year business program, earning a Professional Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management from Harvard University Extension School.
Alongside completing his business program and practicing dentistry, Dr. Ryff was also appointed Vice President of Business Development within the private equity DSO group that had acquired the practice. Dr. Ryff was involved in multiple acquisitions made by the DSO from 2013-2015, during which time the company ranked #14 for the Inc 500’s fastest growing companies in America.
A drastic shift in executive leadership and corporate strategy at the DSO prompted a strategic transition for Dr. Ryff himself. In August 2016, Dr. Ryff left the corporate practice environment and acquired a private practice in Paradise Valley Arizona. During the first year, Dr. Ryff applied knowledge he had gained from his tenure in business development and business school to create a unique team environment. After hearing through social media of a themed ‘team-unity lunch’, held in good fun to help mend wounds of the 2016 post-election divide, the Washington Post featured an article about the unique atmosphere and team at Dr. Ryff’s practice.
Among many factors, the leadership and management lessons Dr. Ryff acquired through his work and educational experiences contributed to a 33% growth in his new practice during the first year. Behind the scenes, Dr. Ryff negotiated improved terms with suppliers, vendors and labs with whom he had previously established positive relationships. On the front line, Dr. Ryff focused on leadership and worked to build a culture of positivity and appreciation. With the simple mission of providing clinical excellence and uncompromising service, Dr. Ryff rallied an exceptional team of focused, motivated, and accomplished professionals to take the practice to the next level. To reward their hard work and dedication, Dr. Ryff also implemented a unique bonus program, which resulted in pay increases of 24%, on average, for each employee. The combined result of applied strategic management principles, his consistent focus on positive leadership, and implementing a generous employee bonus program was a 75% increase in profit dollars for his first year as owner, 2017.
The journey for Dr. Ryff and his team was not without some turbulence however. Months after becoming the new owner, Dr. Ryff learned that his landlord had suddenly passed away, leaving the entire property to charity. A big commercial real estate developer made intentions made clear that the plan was to demolish and redevelop the property. Accordingly, Dr. Ryff found a new location to continue the 60-year legacy of the practice. With the unwavering support of his loyal team and their active participation in all levels of the process, Dr. Ryff and team built a brand new state-of-the-art facility, which will serve to take the practice well into the next generation.
|May 04, 2019|
1183 Jill Meyer-Lippert RDH of Side Effect Support, LLC : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Jill began her dental career in 1992 as a Dental Assistant and Receptionist. At the same time, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Helplessly watching her mother suffer horribly with oral side effects from chemotherapy, she developed a strong interest in the oral concerns of cancer survivors.
Jill earned her degree and became licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1994 and continued to pursue knowledge to help this very underserved area of cancer care. After losing her father to Hodgkin’s Disease in 2005, she developed an enhanced level of motivation to act and do more. Jill created a volunteer program providing oral care kits with product samples and patient education at a local oncology department from 2006 to 2012.
She earned a certificate in Oncology Management from the University of Southern Indiana. Jill and her husband are the owners of Side Effect Support LLC (www.sideeffectsupport.com), which is dedicated to helping cancer survivors manage short-term oral side effects and prevent long-term damage to oral health associated with chemotherapy, radiation to the head and neck, and some targeted therapies.
Jill is a 2014 recipient of the Sunstar Americas/RDH Award of Distinction, a member of the Registered Dental Hygienist Advisory Board for the Oral Cancer Foundation, and has been published in several dental and oncology publications. She is a member of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, the American Dental Hygiene Association and the American Academy of Dental Oncology.
|May 02, 2019|
1182 HIPAA compliance with Dan Gospe of dmi Networking, Inc : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dan Gospe is the COO of dmi Networking, a company specializing in dental technology and HIPAA compliance. Dan’s introduction to HIPAA began 15 years ago when he managed the trauma registry at his local hospital, where he found himself navigating the corridors to find a key to the shredding bin. Since then, his appreciation for understanding the reasons for HIPAA compliance, and how to effectively integrate them into healthcare operations while minimizing headaches has become a personal passion. Since then, Dan has conducted hundreds of in-depth risk assessments for both dental practices and hospital departments. Dan has also authored numerous articles on HIPAA best practices, and we are pleased to have him joining us today.
|Apr 30, 2019|
1181 Samantha Cheetham, CEO and Managing Director at SDI Limited : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Samantha Cheetham is SDI’s CEO and has been with the company for the past 17 years, mainly in sales and marketing. Samantha started as a sales rep for SDI in Australia, then became a regional manager for the company in California. Samantha returned to Australia in 1998 when she eventually became in charge of global sales and marketing. In 2016, Samantha became CEO/Managing Director for SDI.
|Apr 29, 2019|
1180 Dr. Don C. Chiappetti DDS of the Scottsdale Smile Center : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Doctor Chiappetti is a native of Scottsdale and received his B.A. degree from the University of Arizona in 1980. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the prestigious University of Southern California in 1988 and has been committed to continuing education ever since. Dr. Chiappetti has concentrated his time and skills in learning advanced procedures and techniques in general and cosmetic dentistry. He has lectured and presented seminars on Smile Design and dental aesthetics.
|Apr 28, 2019|
1179 Joe Fogg, CEO & Founder of onDiem : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Joe Fogg was an entrepreneur from a young age and has always been drawn to working with like-minded people. Joe spent 16 years working for start-up companies, as a senior executive he created and implemented go to market strategies, ensured success in strategic development and managed exceptional teams focused on sales and marketing. When he heard about the struggles dentists face when looking for talent in the industry and the challenges dental professionals face when seeking extra income and benefits he came up with the idea for onDiem.
|Apr 25, 2019|
1178 Orthodontist Evan G. Rubensteen DMD, MS of Miami Beach Orthodontics : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Evan Rubensteen grew up in South Florida, graduating from MAST Academy in Key Biscayne. After high school, Dr. Rubensteen attended NYU for college, double majoring in Political Science and Religious Studies while serving multiple terms as class president. From there he went to Harvard University and obtained a fellowship to help impoverished children in Guatemala. Enjoying his work with children (and the warmer climate!), he decided to pursue a career in orthodontics and completed his residency and a Master's degree at the University of Florida.
|Apr 23, 2019|
1177 Dr. Todd Bovenizer DDS, MS, Board Certified Orthodontist at Bovenizer and Baker Orthodontics : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Todd Bovenizer is a board-certified orthodontist and the founder of Bovenizer & Baker Orthodontics. He graduated from Virginia Tech with his Bachelor’s in Biology and from West Virginia with his Master’s in Orthodontics and Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Bo is Past President of the North Carolina Association of Orthodontists and Member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Southern Association of Orthodontists. He is part of Damon’s Mentor Program. This allows orthodontists from the Southeast to visit the office and shadow Dr. Bo to learn about state-of-the-art technology and techniques regarding the Damon system. He speaks nationally for Ormco. Dr. Bo lives in Cary, NC with his wife, Megan and their three wonderful girls. Dr. Bo can be found cheering on his kids at the soccer field. He is also heavily involved in their school, Cary Christian where he serves as President on their board, and his church, Colonial Baptist.
|Apr 22, 2019|
1176 Jonathan Cook DMD on building your dental practice from $500K to $5M : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Jonathan Cook is a cosmetic dentist who owns two successful practices in Fort Lauderdale Florida. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2008 with honors and won awards in Prosthodontics, Implantology and was inducted as a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education from implantology to botox and fillers to occlusion. He has been practicing dentistry for just over 11 years and has built his practices reputation on integrity, passion, teamwork and empathy.
He has purchased 7 practices in the 9 years since his first practice acquisition in June of 2010, learning a ton along the way. Most notably, he has grown his business from $500K to $5 million in just 6 years. He attributes his exponential growth to the implementation of strong systems, keeping things simple, building a healthy culture with a stellar team, folding in old practices into his existing locations, marketing marketing marketing, and never letting his foot off the gas.
He is passionate about priming his team for success, keeping his mind, body, and soul in tip top shape, giving back to others through charity and coaching, and balancing work and life.
|Apr 20, 2019|
1175 Robert A. Tripke DMD, Periodontal Training for the General Dentist : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Robert Tripke’s educational programs have influenced thousands of general dental practices by enhancing the quality of care and dramatically altering the economic status of those practices.
Robert A. Tripke, DMD, author of Behind the Dental Chair, How Smart Dentists Crack the Code and Build a Dream Practice, implemented an organized approach to non-surgical periodontal therapy in his Chenoa, Illinois practice in 1987. Due to the marked elevation in standard of care for his patients as well as a huge positive financial impact on his practice, shortly thereafter he began educating general dentists in these methods and protocols. For nearly 30 years Dr. Tripke has provided structured periodontal therapy training with the newest, most effective techniques available. His program is recognized in the industry as the pinnacle of soft-tissue management.
A passionate, animated and empowering speaker, Dr. Tripke’s educational programs have influenced thousands of general dental practices by enhancing the quality of care and dramatically altering the economic status of those practices. In recognition of his successes, Dr. Tripke was featured in the Dentistry Today article: “My Unparalleled Success with Soft Tissue Management in a Small Mid-American Town”.
|Apr 17, 2019|
1174 A guide to creating personal and financial freedom by Dr. Albert Ace Goerig : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Ace Goerig graduated from Case Western Reserve University Dental School in 1971 and was their distinguished alumnus in 2014. After graduating he entered the Army and retired a colonel in 1991. Dr. Goerig has been in private practice for 28 years in Olympia, Washington. He has presented at every major national dental meeting and founded Endo Mastery, a coaching program for endodontists in 1996. Dr. Goerig’s new book entitled “The Dentists 2019 Guide to Creating Personal and Financial Freedom” was written to teach doctors and team members the secrets of becoming personally and financially free. He has 2 free web sites to help dentists and their teams how to become financially free. (DoctorAce.com and DebtFreeDentist.com). He and his wife, Nancy have 5 children and 13 grandchildren and were married in 1969.
|Apr 16, 2019|
1173 Dr. Steven “Dr. H” Hymovitch DDS, MBA, CEC, Endodontist, Founder, Valley Endodontics & Oral Surgery : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Over his career, “Dr. H” has developed and expanded more than twenty dental offices. His current Tucson- and Phoenix-based dental specialty practice, Valley Endodontics & Oral Surgery, consist of ten offices, making it the largest Endodontic/Oral Surgery practice in the Southwestern United States. In 2017, he and his wife Julie, co-founded the Scottsdale Leadership and Coaching Center, where they develop and enhance individuals, and teams’ aspirations to lead others effectively through various facets of leadership training.
|Apr 14, 2019|
1172 Mark Battiato, Co-Founder & Owner of Growth Into Greatness Institute & Business Life Coach : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Recorded live at Townie Meeting 2019.
Mark graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in marketing in 1979. He started his own marketing company managing 60 employees nationwide. He then positioned with 3M Company for five years in the National Advertising Division and was the recipient of several awards for his sales and marketing performance throughout his tenure with 3M. He was recruited by The Center for Professional Development in 1992. While at The Center (CPD) for eight years, Mark analyzed over 300 dental practices in the Northwestern territory of the U.S. He helped to position dentists for a private care practice model.
Mark is now the CEO and Director of Practice Growth at The Growth Into Greatness Institute, which he co-founded with Deb Castillo. While CEO, Mark's primary responsibility is to provide one-on-one coaching and practice development in areas of profitability, financial management and staff development. He also conducts small retreats for students engaged in the developmental process. Through his commitment to this work, Mark is passionate about helping others to achieve their own greatness, and to aspire to levels of growth and excellence they thought were never possible.
|Apr 12, 2019|
1171 Christopher Ellis & Elisa Brittain RDH talk about quip, a simple, affordable, electric toothbrush delivered every 3 months : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Recorded live at Townie Meeting 2019.
Chris grew up in Dallas, TX and received his BA in Business Administration from Austin College in 2010. After receiving his Masters degree in Healthcare Management in 2011, Chris worked as a practice management consultant for nearly five years before starting his own dental staffing startup. Chris is fascinated by the intersection of startups, technology, and dentistry which is what led him to quip, where he currently works as the Dental Marketing lead.
Elisa is a RDH who graduated from NYU with her degree in hygiene in 2015 and her bachelors in 2016. She practiced clinically in private practice in Phoenix, AZ for three and a half years. She now works for quip, an oral care company based in New York, as their Dental Community Manager.
|Apr 11, 2019|
1170 Robert Brenneise, VP of CAD/CAM glidewell.io : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Recorded live at Townie Meeting 2019.
Experienced Executive Vice President Sales Marketing with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry. Skilled in Sales & Marketing Management, Market Planning, Customer Acquisition, Sales, Product Launch, and Medical Devices. Strong sales professional graduated from Woodbury University.
|Apr 09, 2019|
1169 Angela Snider DMD, Nicole Adams DDS, Krista Maedel DMD, Lindsay Yaworsky DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Recorded live at Townie Meeting 2019.
Angela Snider did her undergraduate science degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and went on to study dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, graduating in 2009. She then went on to private practice in rural Ontario. In 2014 she moved to the United Kingdom and successfully completed the Overseas Registration Exam to become licensed with the General Dental Council of the United Kingdom. She then practiced in Medstead, Southwest England before relocating back to Canada in 2017. She is now practicing as an associate in Deep River, Ontario.
Nicole Adams has practiced as an associate dentist for the past 10 years in both rural and urban settings in Canada. Prior to dentistry, she graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry, as well as a BA in Geography. She is a proud graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, College of Dentistry. Her practice experience includes full service family dental practices, allowing her to developed a love for treating pediatric patients and learning to really enjoy endodontics. Nicole is thankful for the dental mentorship of a few key principle dentists/owners over the past decade who have really taught her more about dentistry and life than any school or continuing education program could teach. As an associate dentist, she has been able to balance the work-life balance while supporting her husband to pursue and advance his career with the federal government of Canada.
After graduating Dental School Krista Maedel went on to return to her home town of Kindersley, Saskatchewan as an associate dentist at Lifetime Dental. After 5 years of practicing as an associate in a rural setting she was missing the city life so went on to Associate in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for 3 years. In 2016 after having the experience of practicing in both city and rural settings she could see the great value of working as a dentist in a rural community so she purchased the practice where she was an associate for the first 5 years after dental school. Then in 2017 she purchased Rosetown Dental which is another rural practice 45 minutes down the road from her first practice. She keeps busy working 2 days a week in each clinic and enjoys bread and butter dentistry, Invisalign and implant dentistry. Between the two practices she works alongside 4 other dentists and 30 other wonderful ladies!
Lindsay Yaworsky did her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at University of Saskatchewan (U of S) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada, she then went into the College of Dentistry at U of S. Upon graduation in 2009, she moved to Yorkton, Saskatchewan – a city of approximately 20,000. She became a practice co-owner in 2013 in a group practice. Their practice focuses on bread and butter dentistry and patient centered care. She encourages new grads to consider rural opportunities, as it’s given her tremendous mentorship and opportunity to be busy from day one and practice all aspects of general dentistry.
|Apr 08, 2019|
1168 Lane M. Ochi DDS, FACD, FICD on the Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Recorded live at Townie Meeting 2019.
Lane M. Ochi, DDS, FACD, FICD, graduated with honors from the University of Southern California in 1981, where he received the Robert W. Mc Nulty Memorial Award for the highest scholastic achievement. He has been elected to membership in Alpha Tau Epsilon - USC Dental School Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi - National Society of Scholars, Omicron Kappa Upsilon - National Dental Honor Society, the Pierre Fauchard Academy - International Honor Dental Society, and he is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, and was the Co-director of Occlusion at USC School of Dentistry. He is also an Assistant Director in the Advanced Restorative Institute Dental Education Center, on the faculty of the Esthetic Professionals Education Center, and serves as a specialist consultant to the Graduate Prosthodontic Program at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Los Angeles. Dr. Ochi maintains a full time private practice in Beverly Hills with an emphasis on physiologic and aesthetic reconstructive dentistry. His patients include Academy Award winners, and some of the most recognized names in the entertainment business.
|Apr 06, 2019|
1167 Dr. Sonny Spera DDS of Progressive Dental and Progressive Laser New York : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Recorded live at Townie Meeting 2019.
Dr. Sonny Spera- former Syracuse Orangeman point guard, graduate of University of Buffalo dental school was an associate dentist for 2 years then ventured off to purchase a practice from a retiring/injured dentist. He has grown that small rural office into 5 offices, 6 Doctors and 60 dental team members. They have their own dental lab onsite that does all Crown and bridge, dentures, orthodontic appliances etc… the offices are located mostly in the 607 area code of Upstate NY. The practice is called Progressive Dental and is a fee for service practice that provides all ranges of care from orthodontics to pediatrics to endodontics to implants. The tag line – “it’s personal” fits their definition of how we want to practice, high technology but highly personal touch. They have been blessed to provide care for over 28 years to the people of the Southern Tier of New York and Northeastern PA.
|Apr 04, 2019|
1166 Michael J. Hoffmann DDS & Sean M. Thoms DMD of The Dental Anesthesia Center for Sedation Dentistry and Sleep Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Recorded live at Townie Meeting 2019.
Dr. Michael J. Hoffmann received his dental degree in 1988 from The University of Texas Health and Science Center at San Antonio. He completed residencies in Hospital Dentistry and Dental Anesthesiology and is currently the only St. Louis area general dentist certified in Deep Sedation and General Anesthesiology by the Missouri Dental Board. He is a diplomate of both the American and National Dental Boards of Anesthesiology. Dr. Hoffmann is very active in organized dentistry. He is a Past President of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society and a member and chairman of various committees at the state and national level. He is a member of the faculty at Forest Park Community College and is on staff at Mercy Medical Center where he lectures to residents on anesthesia protocol. He also continues to educate his colleagues and their dental teams on safe oral sedation in their own private practice. In 1991, Dr. Hoffmann opened a state of the art dental facility that enabled him to provide dental services accompanied with Deep Sedation and General Anesthesia. He is dedicated to serving individuals with dental phobias; gag reflexes, the inability to become numb, medical, mental or physical disabilities, as well as young children unable to cooperate.
Dr. Thoms was born and raised in northern Illinois. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2008, his Master’s degree (M.S.) in Biomedical Science from Barry University in 2009, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in 2013. After graduation from dental school, he attended a three-year Dental Anesthesiology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) which certifies him to provide deep sedation and general anesthesia for dental procedures by the Missouri Dental Board. He is a Diplomate of both the American and National Dental Boards of Anesthesiology and holds faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh and Saint Louis University. Dr. Thoms has a primary focus in treating children and patients with special healthcare needs such as autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease.
|Apr 02, 2019|
1165 Joseph D. Jordan JD of JPA Dental Transitions : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Joseph (Joe) Jordan is the founder of JPA Dental Transitions. After establishing practice as a dental specific attorney, Joe saw that his skills in the legal profession could easily and valuably translate to the world of Dental Transitions. Now helping dental professionals through their practice transitions is one of the great joys of his job. Law remains one of his first loves and he continues to work and own Jordan Law Group to serve the dental community. Joe also greatly enjoys his time speaking to dental schools, round robins, and on national dental circuits around the United States. He is a proud husband and dad of two kids.
|Apr 01, 2019|
1164 Bracken Killpack MBA, Dennis Bradshaw DDS & Todd Irwin DMD discuss WSDA lawsuit with Delta Dental of Washington : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Mr. Bracken Killpack has been the Executive Director of WSDA since January 2015. Prior to that, he ran WSDA’s Government Affairs program. Bracken has an MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business and a BA in Politics from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Bracken and his wife, Kate, were volunteers with the United States Peace Corps in Panama from 2009-11.
Dennis received his dental training at Loma Linda University, graduating in 1986. He returned to Tri-Cities and joined his father Robert in their Pasco dental office where they worked together till early 2010. Dennis and his wife Traci have two grown children and love being together with family for holidays. Dr. Bradshaw enjoys keeping up to date with the ever changing and advancing field of dentistry. This commitment puts him in advanced classes many days each year, which helps him provide his patients what really works and is worthy of incorporating into his dental practice. Dennis also enjoys being involved in organized dentistry and has served the Washington State Dental Association on numerous different committees. He is also a member of the International Seattle Study Clubs local chapter.
Dr. Irwin is a Pacific NW native. After attending college at University of Utah for undergraduate studies and University of Louisville Dental School in Kentucky, he returned to Washington State to be closer to family and friends. Dr. Irwin is passionate about dentistry and is known to use vacation time to further in dental education by either taking courses or reading dental material. Dr. Irwin and his wife have five children. When he isn't working he enjoys playing golf, basketball, cycling, spending time with his family and friends and traveling.
|Mar 30, 2019|
1163 Michael Wilgus, Director of Strategic Relations, The Dentists Supply Company, TDSC, Subsidiary of the CDA : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
As Director of Strategic Relations for The Dentists Supply Company, Michael creates and implements strategies designed to grow and improve the TDSC.com business as a benefit to members of organized dentistry. He deploys the TDSC experts and resources needed to empower dentists to gain more control of the costs of instruments and supplies, and practice dentistry on their own terms. Michael has spent more than a decade in the dental industry, including owning a dental consulting company. His professional experience includes working as a Regional Development Manager at Align Technology, as well as serving on its leadership council, and working as a Specialty Regional Director for Pacific Dental Services. In addition, Michael has both pharmaceutical and medical device industry expertise and has served on two national advisory panels.
|Mar 27, 2019|
1162 Dr. Rich Bailey DMD, Director of Onsite Dental Services : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Before graduating, in 1996, from Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine, Rich Bailey had already become an entrepreneur selling his wildly successful Billy-Bob Teeth, which he invented while sitting in denture class. These novelty chompers brought laughter to millions and spawned a new global market.
Rich has also enjoyed serving as a small town dentist in North Idaho. It was during this time that he recognized the incredible and largely unmet dental needs of senior citizens in long-term care facilities.
He developed a unique approach to meeting the needs of this community and Onsite Dental Services was born. Their mission: “Enhancing Quality of Life by Improving Oral Health.”
|Mar 25, 2019|
1161 Dr. Les Kalman BSc, DDS, (AA)FAAID, DICOI, Professor, Restorative Dentistry, Dental Outreach Community Service : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Les completed a BSc (Hon) & DDS at Western followed by a GPR at the London Health Sciences Centre. He maintained a full-time solo private practice with an emphasis on digital dentistry, prosthodontics and medical device research while continuing hospital privileges at Strathroy-Middlesex General. His research was supported by the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Fund and the National Research Council. In 2011, Kalman transitioned to full-time academics as an assistant professor and outreach coordinator. Kalman’s research focuses on medical devices & technologies relevant to clinical dentistry. He has authored close to 40 articles, holds two patents and has translated two technologies. Kalman maintains his position as the founder and President of Research Driven. He is an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Standards Council of Canada and serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association and the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry. He has been recognized as an Academic Associate Fellow (AAID), Fellow, Master and Diplomate (ICOI), has been awarded the Schulich Alumni of Distinction Award and most recently the Merck Patients First award.
|Mar 24, 2019|
1160 Dr. James R. McAnally of Big Case Marketing : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. James McAnally is the founder of Big Case Marketing / Dental - Trust, a specialty dental advertising and sales consulting agency focusing on the advertising and sales of full arch implant / complex dental cases. Client members treat 1-2 full arch cases every week and are located throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Australia.
Big Case’s Full Arch® Program constitutes the largest network of independent implant practices advertising and focusing on one day treatment modalities for the full arch implant patient..
Big Case’s Medicare Money Programtm is the largest advertising, billing/coding, and reimbursement network of implantologists.
He and his consulting team have been helping generalists, implantologoists, and specialists with advanced surgery and restorative skills find and gain case acceptance on major implant cases for more than a decade. He’s personally been involved with clinical dentistry for 29 years, named a global leader in dental consulting for 10 consecutive years, and authored multiple books on advertising and sales processes in dentistry for complex case dental patients.
His eLetter reaches more than 150,000 dentists worldwide every month.
|Mar 23, 2019|
1159 David Black DDS, FICD, FACD, Dental Practice Solutions, Dental Peeps Network Territory and onDiem : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Black owned his own dental practice for over 30 years. Once he built a high-level of productivity in his dental practice, he was able to sell to a group practice, and the rest of his career as a dental practice owner is history.
In 2015, Dr. Black decided to share his knowledge to help other dentists duplicate his level of success and started his own dental consulting company. His niche was treatment planning and case presentation. Dr. Black is currently an associate coach and consultant, for Dental Practice Solutions, one of the leading consulting firms for nearly twenty years. By adding the perspective of a seasoned practitioner, Dr. Black adds to the proven hygiene profitability coaching that Dental Practice is well-known for providing to dental practices on a global level.
Dr. Black’s expertise as an EQ and DISC trainer, makes him the best person to help more patients to say “YES!” to your patient care, as well as, enjoy working together as a team and love what you do for your patients!
|Mar 20, 2019|
1158 Stephen Hsu PhD, Professor of Oral Biology, Founder of Camellix, MighTeaFlow, ReviTeaLize, AverTeaX & ProtectTeaV : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Stephen Hsu, a tenured professor of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences at the Dental College of Georgia, is a world-renowned expert in green tea polyphenol research and inventor of green tea technology-derived products and medications, which treat dry mouth, dandruff, hair loss, cold sores, and viral infections with natural ingredients. Dr. Hsu was awarded a number of patents on novel technologies targeting autoimmune diseases, herpes simplex virus, virus-induced infections, and salivary dysfunction (xerostomia or dry mouth). Dr. Hsu has been selected as a TED speaker in 2014. Dr. Hsu received the International Association for Dental Research (IADR)/GSK Innovation in Oral Care Award in 2011. In 2015, he received the Georgia Bio Innovation Award for his unique inventions. Also in 2015, Dr. Hsu received the Oral Discoveries & Inventions Award from Georgia Dental Association (GDA). Dr. Hsu has been invited to appear on numerous TV and radio/podcast programs, and frequently invited to international conferences as a keynote speaker.
Dr. Hsu earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Wuhan University after a six-year forced labor experience in a rural farm in China. After moving to the United States, he received a Master of Arts degree in molecular biology from Montclair State University in New Jersey and a Ph.D. in cell biology and anatomy from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City before a career change to television. During the four years as a television commentator and sports anchor for ESPN International, Dr. Hsu taught at the National University of Singapore as a Lecturer. In 1998, Dr. Hsu received the Ruth L. Kirstein Research Service Award from the National Cancer Institute, and conducted cancer research at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Hsu joined the Augusta University, formerly the Medical College of Georgia, in 1999 and serves as Course Director for Nutrition and Course Director for Biochemistry in the Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences. Dr. Hsu has joint appointments in the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics and the Graduate School. He is a former President of the Georgia chapter of the American Association for Dental Research and a member of the American Association for Cancer Research and the International Association for Dental Research. He has published more than seventy research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, eight books or book chapters, and has presented his research findings at scientific meetings worldwide, as well as lectured for CE courses to dentists, dental hygienists, and pharmacists. He has served as reviewer of grant applications for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the National University of Singapore, and for numerous scientific journals. Dr. Hsu’s research has been funded by the NIH and the U.S. Department of Defense, IADR, Georgia Research Alliance (GRA), among other organizations. Dr. Hsu has collaborated with researchers representing the fields of oral biology/maxillofacial pathology, dermatology, virology, and molecular biology from Universities in the US, China, and Japan. He and his wife, Tracy, live in Evans, Georgia with their sons, Alexander and Andrew.
|Mar 18, 2019|
1157 Dr. Shahin Safarian DMD, MBA, Irresistible Smiles, 7 Figure Dental Practice Blueprint : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
In three words Dr. Safarian is hard working, persistent and a lifelong learner. He lived in the San Diego area for nearly 30 years when he started 3 dental practices from scratch. Since graduating for Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston 2001 Dr. Safarian has taken many continuing education courses, receiving training in cosmetic dentistry, TMJ and orthodontic treatments. Running his own practices has taught him a great deal about customer service and marketing, and his inspiring success prompted him to start 7 Figure Dental Practice in order to assist other dental practitioners in achieving their own business dreams. Dr. Safarian believes success is not something you can just have in a blink of an eye. It requires hard work, consistency, self-belief, self discipline, accountability, and determination.
|Mar 17, 2019|
1156 Dr. Hana C. Hobbs DDS, MS, Periodontist, Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Hobbs is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has over 25 years of dental and periodontal experience. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in College Park and went on to receive her DDS from the University of Maryland Dental School, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Hobbs completed her General Practice Residency at York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania and was the Chief Resident the following year at Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Hobbs worked as general dentist in Charlotte for a year before deciding to specialize in Periodontics. She attended the University of California at San Francisco where she earned her certificate in Periodontology Specialty while simultaneously earning a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology with emphasis on the link between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes and TGFB growth factor. She received the “Most Innovative” Clinical Research Award in her Senior Year at UCSF from the Western Society of Periodontology.
In 1997, Dr. Hobbs moved to Durham, NC where she established a private practice in Periodontology and Implantology. She operated a highly successful, private clinic in Durham and received her Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 2000. She has been an Assistant Professor at UNC school of Dentistry Post- Graduate Periodontology Department since 1997 and she rose through the ranks of the North Carolina Society of Periodontist serving as President in 2014.
In 2015, Dr. Hobbs started the Hobbs’ Spear Study Club. She enjoys the opportunity to interact with great restorative doctors and specialists and has been a member of numerous Study Clubs in the Triangle Area including the Wake County Dental Society and the Seattle Study Club.
In 2018 she sold her practice and joined NuImage surgical center. She has presented to numerous organizations over the years, including Wake County Dental Society, Wake and Durham/Orange Hygiene Society, NC Chapter of AAWD, Durham Health Department, Duke Endocrinology Grand Rounds and numerous local Study clubs. Dr. Hobbs was born in Egypt and raised in Germany. At the age of 9, she came to the U.S. with her family.
Dr. Hobbs is married to Jim Hobbs, a Greensboro native, and they are proud parents of their daughter, Madison. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her family, exercising and watching her daughter do gymnastics. Dr. Hobbs is a proud supporter of Hospice, The Food Bank of N.C., The Pulmonary Fibrosis Society, The American Cancer Society, Durham Rescue Mission, Doctors without Borders and the Salvation Army. She also volunteers for the Baptist Mission Dental Bus, Wake Smiles Dental Clinic and Miriam Dental Clinic.
|Mar 15, 2019|
1155 Dr. Taylor Clark DDS, All About You Dental, Assist to Succeed, Dental Assisting Schools, and author of Beating All Odds : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Taylor Clark is the author of the hit book Beating All Odds- Discover Exactly How You Can Succeed in Life and Work. He is a practicing dentist, entrepreneur, author, dental success coach and speaker whose passion is making life better for people. His accomplishments have been recognized in newspapers, magazines, radio, television and podcasts to many cities throughout the United States and abroad. He can tell you how to set and begin to achieve big goals quickly and easily. He can also tell you how to avoid the mistakes that may be killing your chances for personal success and happiness. Be sure to have a pen and paper handy. He’ll be giving you information you won’t want to miss.
|Mar 14, 2019|
1154 Laurie Rowland RDH, MS, Dental Hygiene Instructor at Blinn College : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Laurie Rowland is a dental hygienist and educator with 20 years of experience. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and her Master of Science Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. In 1999, she received her Dental Hygiene license after graduating from the Blinn College Dental Hygiene Program in Bryan, Texas. She is now a professor at Blinn College, serving as Clinic Coordinator and teaching Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene, Dental Hygiene Care, and Dental Hygiene Practice.
|Mar 11, 2019|
1153 John Hastings MBA, Founder & CEO at ACE Dental Software : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
John has been in the dental software business for over 26 years. With a background in engineering and an MBA degree, he spent years in sales and marketing with several computer hardware and software companies. After marrying a dentist, he became frustrated with her dental software. Shopping for a new, easier program proved futile so he founded ACE Dental Software 26 years ago. ACE has spent years in the relentless pursuit of the easiest program in the industry.
|Mar 10, 2019|
1152 Harvey S. Shiffman DDS of Boynton Laser Dental Center : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Shiffman is in general practice at the Laser Dental Center in Boynton Beach, Florida. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry and completed a general practice residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, with an emphasis on treating medically compromised patients. Dr. Shiffman completed certification with the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) in three types of Laser systems and was recently awarded a Fellowship in the ALD. He is personally involved in the use and development of cutting edge technology and has performed tens of thousands of laser dental procedures over the last 18 years. Dr. Shiffman is an instructor for the Academy of Clinical Technology (ACT). Dr. Shiffman most recently lectured at the Rocky Mountain Dental Conference, Seattle Study Club Symposium, Yankee Dental Congress, American Sleep and Breathing Academy, the Greater New York Dental Meeting on Advances in Laser Dentistry. And the 2018 Lasers and Health Conference in Slovenia. Dr.Shiffman is an adjunct professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine, most recently was awarded the Expert Lecturer Status from the Laser and Health Academy.
|Mar 09, 2019|
1151 Pediatric Dentist Dr. Dave W. Epstein DDS, MSD, Founder of Wonderful Dental : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. David W. Epstein is a retired Pediatric Dentist residing in Bloomfield, CT. He attended the University of Wisconsin on a scholarship in Metallurgical Engineering. He received a degree in Mathematics in 1964, followed by a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1968 and a Master’s Degree in Pediatric Dentistry in 1970 all from Indiana University. In 1970, he joined the original Dental School Faculty at the University of Connecticut Health Center and taught until 1988. He began his private practice in 1972 in West Hartford, Connecticut and the practice has grown into a group practice consisting of five Pediatric Dentists and two Orthodontists. He is proud that his repacement upon his retirement was one of his former patients. For more than 45 years, the primary focus of his practice was preventive care with an emphasis on active child and parent participation. After listening to many negative comments about the taste of dental products being used, Dr. Epstein researched the idea of developing both a new prophy paste and fluoride varnish with delicious flavors and superior properties. His vision in creating Wonderful dental was to solve 2 major issues:
1) There was a need for better products to make the dental experience more pleasant for children.
2) Reduce the price by selling direct in order to save other pediatric dentists money on premium supplies.
3) In His words, “This is my way of giving back to a wonderful profession that gave me so much. I loved treating patients and I love participating online giving advice and help where I feel competent.”
|Mar 07, 2019|
1150 Trevor Maurer President & CEO of Smile Source & Jamie Cassidy VP Business Development Member Support : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
A highly experienced leader, with a track record of generating results through leadership, talent management and culture development. Maurer thrives on the challenge of successfully turning around, building and creating enormous growth opportunities.
As a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, Maurer was recruited to Procter & Gamble, where he became their top sales representative in less than two years. He spent 12 years of rapid and successive promotions in both Sales & Marketing at P&G and Novartis in the US and Canada. He then rose to CEO positions in both venture capital and private equity funded health care companies.
Maurer currently serves as President and CEO of Smile Source, where he has grown the company to over 630 independently operated franchise dental practices with an average practice size of $1.2 million in annual production. Based on current projections, Smile Source will be the largest dental group in the U.S. by 2020.
Maurer is also actively involved in Youth Sports in his community, coaching travel hockey programs for over a decade.
|Mar 05, 2019|
1149 Dr. Marc L. Nevins DMD, MMSc, Periodontist & Executive Chairman of the Little Implant Co. : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Marc Nevins is the Executive Chairman of Little Implant Co. and inventor of The Marc Nevins® dental implant system. He is in private practice of Periodontology and Dental Implants in Boston, MA. Dr. Nevins is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Associate Professor of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Nevins has research interests in tissue engineering and osseointegration.
|Mar 03, 2019|
1148 Cindy Kleiman CDA, RDH, BS, Oral Care Consultant with medically compromised patients : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Cindy has spent her entire career working with the medically compromised patient. She was faculty at Phoenix College for 20 years. Cindy is a national speaker on medical emergencies as well as care of the disabled patient. She also lectures internationally on oral care for critical care patients. Cindy has published in both dental hygiene and nursing journals. She has been profiled in six national journals and has received five awards for providing unique care.
|Mar 02, 2019|
1147 Thomas J. Schoen DDS on Bread & Butter Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Periosurgery, LANAP & LAPAP : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Tom Schoen is a small town dentist in a surprisingly crowded market with 5 general dentists practicing in his town of 2500 people. Dr Schoen has added Orthodontics, surgical and molar endodontics, periosurgery, LANAP, LAPAP and Pinhole surgeries and places and restores implants, often using 3D guided surgery. He is a firm believer that risk factors should heavily weigh in on treatment selection, and uses tools like PreViser to assess risk.
He and his wife Lynn are the parents of 5 sons, one who has Down Syndrome, and one daughter . Dr Schoen is a golf addict and also loves spending quality time with his special needs son. He is a moderator on Dentaltown and has served on the editorial board of DT magazine.
|Feb 27, 2019|
1146 Frank King, The Mental Health Comedian, Speaker on Suicide Prevention as a Workplace Health and Safety Issue : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Frank King, Suicide Prevention and Postvention Public Speaker and Trainer, was a writer for The Tonight Show for 20 years, is a Corporate Comedian, syndicated humor columnist, and podcast personality, who was featured on CNN’s Business Unusual.
Depression and suicide run his family. He’s thought about killing himself more times than he can count. He’s fought a lifetime battle with depression, and thoughts of ending his life, turning that long dark journey of the soul into a TED Talk, “A Matter of Laugh or Death,” HYPERLINK "http://www.FrankTEDTalk.com" www.FrankTEDTalk.com and sharing his lifesaving insights on Mental and Emotional Health Awareness, with corporation, association, youth (middle school and high school), and college audiences HYPERLINK "http://www.TheSuicidePreventionSpeaker.com" www.TheSuicidePreventionSpeaker.com
As an Inspirational and Motivational Public Speaker and Trainer he uses the life lessons from the above, as well as lessons learned as a rather active consumer of healthcare, both mental and physical, to start the conversation giving people who battle Mental and Emotional Illness permission to give voice to their feelings and experiences surrounding depression and suicide, and to create a common pool of knowledge in which those who suffer, and those who care about them, can swim.
And doing it by coming out, as it were, and standing in his truth, and doing it with humor.
He believes that where there is humor there is hope, where there is laughter there is life, nobody dies laughing.
He is currently working on a book on men’s mental fitness, Guts, Grit, and the Grind, with two coauthors.
He lives in Eugene, OR and speaks around the US, and all over the world.
|Feb 26, 2019|
1145 Dr. Ryan Nolan DMD Founder of Elementa Oral Care and The Biofilm Factor Podcast : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Ryan Nolan, DMD is a researcher who is among the nation’s leading scientists on studying cutting edge preventative oral care. He attended the University of Illinois in Chicago, where he majored in Chemistry before attending Dental school at Midwestern University. While in Dental School, he realized how out of touch product development was with research and core chemistry concepts. Ryan partnered with a colleague from Dental School Matt Callister, and they began their journey of exploring how to make better hygiene products possible. After years of research, Elementa was born, a company which focuses on using plant based nanosilver to target biofilms and raise the pH of plaque drastically within a short period of time.
|Feb 24, 2019|
1144 Craig W. Herre DDS, FACD & Hal Stewart DDS, FACD of The Stewart Center for BioRejuvenation Dental Medicine : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
The Stewart Center for Minimally Invasive Dental Medicine (formerly known as The Texas Center) was established in 2014. Co-founders, Dr. Hal Stewart and Dr. Craig Herre, saw both young and established dentists who were frustrated with the current state of their practices. It was their desire to create a comprehensive course that would give doctors a logical, step by step approach to rehabilitating even the most broken-down dentition while staying free of the limitations put on them by insurance companies. Teaching minimally invasive techniques was also a priority.
Our goal at The Stewart Center is to provide an intimate learning setting for the dental professional who wants to:
Profoundly impact their patients’ health in a significant way.
The opportunity to practice in an insurance, third-party free environment.
Acquire the confidence and ability to diagnose, treat, and restore failing dentitions in a systematic and predictable way.
To learn state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques.
|Feb 22, 2019|
1143 Dr. Neil I. Park DMD, FAGD, DICOI, VP of Clinical Affairs Glidewell Laboratories : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Neil Park is Glidewell Dental’s vice president of clinical affairs. After receiving his DMD from Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Park practiced dentistry for 12 years before beginning his career in the dental implant industry. For the past two decades, Dr. Park has held top leadership positions at companies such as Nobel Biocare and Henry Schein. Dr. Park is recognized for his work in the creation and management of innovative programs designed to bring new technology to private practitioners. He is responsible for the development and implementation of key changes in the predoctoral implant curriculum of universities throughout North America. He joined Glidewell in 2016, where he now oversees clinical research & development, as well as training and education programs in implant, restorative and esthetic dentistry. In addition, he serves as an executive editor of Chairside® magazine.
|Feb 20, 2019|
1142 Lessons from the largest DSO with Patrick Bauer, President & CEO of Heartland Dental : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Pat joined Heartland Dental in April 1997, bringing over 23 years of experience in dental and healthcare operations management to the company. As President and CEO, he is responsible for the oversight and management of all operations and day-to-day functions of the company. A certified instructor for the Advanced Achievement Leadership program with Dr. Gerald Bell at the University of North Carolina, Pat is committed to building and promoting professional as well as personal growth for all HDC affiliated doctors and team members. He was the founding president of American Academy of Dental Group Administrators and a certified trainer for Vantage Institute. He attended Concordia College.
|Feb 19, 2019|
1141 Dr. Erin L. Mariscal DDS of Arnold Smiles and Simple DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Erin received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 2003. Opening her private practice in 2006 fulfilled her life-long dream. She is a firm believer in continuing education. She is committed to learning new techniques - essential for providing her patients with the highest quality dentistry possible. She holds numerous association memberships including the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, and the Greater St. Louis Dental Society. Her professional activities include working to provide dental care to under served children and adults in the U.S. and in Honduras. In Jefferson County, she has worked with the Health Department's "Smiles to Go" program treating under-served school age children in the community. In 2007, she spent 10 days in Honduras on a medical mission trip providing dental care to patients of all ages who have no access to a dentist.
On a personal note, she is married to Marco Mariscal who works in the Kirkwood School District as a German teacher. They have two wonderful children, Noah and Lucia. Most of my time outside of the office is spent taking the kids to activities and just being a mom.
|Feb 17, 2019|
1140 Dr. Kevin Frawley DDS, Founder of Beverly Hills Dentistry and Surgical Esthetics and Chase M. White Surgical, VP & Managing Partner : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Kevin Frawley, D.D.S. is a committed dental professional and teacher helping his patients create the smile they were meant to have. He practices in Beverly Hills with his son, Dr. Shawn Frawley and his daughter, Dr. Michele Frawley. He received his undergraduate degree from UCLA with a B.S. in Biology in 1977. He enjoyed being a Bruin so much that he completed his dental degree at UCLA as well in 1981. After dental school, he completed a residency at the Veterans' Administration in Westwood. He began teaching at UCLA and established his private practice in cosmetic and implant dentistry in Beverly Hills. Dr. Frawley is committed to the development of dentistry on all levels and is involved with both local and national dental associations. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and many other dental organizations. He is past president of the Beverly Hills Academy of Dentistry and past president of the Los Angeles Dental Society. Dr. Frawley served as a CDA delegate for over 25 years and as a trustee for the California Dental Association for 6 six years. Dr. Frawley lectures both nationally and internationally on bone grafting and implants. He teaches live surgical courses as well, that enable practicing dentists to gain the experience they need to feel confident to begin grafting and placing implants. Dr. Frawley is the Founder and CEO of Surgical Esthetics Biomedical™. Surgical Esthetics is dedicated to providing great materials and education to the dental profession.
|Feb 15, 2019|
1139 Dr. Russell K. Kirk DDS, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Founder of Business of Dentistry Podcast & ownR Magazine : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Russell Kirk was born in Union City, Tennessee, and lived in West Tennessee throughout his childhood. After graduating from Obion County Central High School in 1985, he completed his undergraduate training at The University of Tennessee-Martin in 1990. Dr. Kirk attended The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and graduated with honors in 1994. Immediately upon completion of dental school, Dr. Kirk accepted a commission as a dental officer in the United States Navy. He became interested in the Naval Services after being awarded a Health Professions Scholarship his last year of dental school. During his senior year, he was also selected by the Navy to participate in a one year post graduate residency in general dentistry. Dr. Kirk received his Certificate for General Practice Residency from Naval Hospital Great Lakes in 1995. After completing his Navy residency, Dr. Kirk served as the Dental Officer and Department Head for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four Zero (NMCB 40). During his tour with the Seabees, he was based out of Port Hueneme, California, and completed deployments to Guam, Spain and Bosnia. He completed his active duty obligation in 1997. Upon leaving active duty, Dr. Kirk was selected as one of two dentists for advanced training in anesthesia at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Kirk completed his Fellowship in Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine from Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1998. Advanced postgraduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was obtained at the University of Tennessee Memphis and Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Kirk received his certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in June of 2002. Dr. Kirk began practicing in Lebanon, Tennessee, July 2002. In 2005, Dr. Kirk was mobilized to active duty. He closed his private practice to serve as the staff Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at the United States Military Hospital Kuwait in conjunction with Expeditionary Medical Facility Dallas. He returned home and re-opened his practice in March of 2006. He opened a second office in Mount Juliet in 2007. Plans for renovations to this facility are underway. While maintaining his schedule at the office, Dr. Kirk remains very active in the United States Navy Reserve. Dr. Kirk was promoted to the rank of Captain in June 2013. He is currently the Senior Executive for Expeditionary Medical Facility Great Lakes One. Dr. Kirk also remains active in hospital, dental and civic activities in the surrounding community. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, Nashville Dental Society, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Diplomate of American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Kirk is married to Dr. Ann-Marie Sutherland. They have two daughters, Presley-Kate and Harper-Grace, and one son, Brennan James. His hobbies include training in Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jistsu.
|Feb 13, 2019|
1138 Dr. Nate Lawson DMD, PhD, Director of Biomaterials UAB School of Dentistry talks dental materials : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Nathaniel Lawson completed a DMD/PhD program in the field of dental materials at the University of Alabama under the mentorship of John Burgess. After a stint in private practice, he returned to UAB in 2014 to teach and perform clinical and laboratory testing of dental materials. In 2016, he became the Director of the Division of Biomaterials and the program director of the Biomaterials Residency program at UAB. He performs research for most of the major dental manufacturers to test the properties of new dental materials both in the laboratory and in the clinic. He has written over 150 published journal articles, textbook chapters, and abstracts. He serves on the editorial board of Compendium, Dental Products Review, and the Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and was recently elected to the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs. He was the 2017 recipient of the 3M Innovative Researcher Award and the 2016 Stanford New Investigator Award, both from the ADA. He lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of dental ceramics and direct restorative materials. He works as general dentist in the UAB Faculty Practice. He can be reached through his website at drnatelawson.com and you can follow his team on Instagram at dentinaltube.
|Feb 12, 2019|
1137 Dr. Tara N. Hardin DDS, FAGD, FAACD of Hardin Advanced Dentistry in Mason, Ohio : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Tara Hardin, DDS, is the award-winning owner of Hardin Advanced Dentistry in Mason, Ohio. She has been practicing with her father, Dr, Gary Hardin, for the past 15 years. Dr. Tara Hardin is 1 of only 359 dentists worldwide who are accredited members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In 2015 she was named one of the top 25 women in dentistry by Dental Products Reports. She is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Cincinnati Dental Society, and several other sleep organizations. She devotes countless hours of continuing education on facial esthetics, cosmetic dentistry, TMJ therapy, and sleep apnea. She lectures on laser dentistry and is a key opinion leader for Philips Sonicare. Dr. Tara graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1996 where she played college tennis for the Lady Paladins for four years. She then attended Ohio State University where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2000. She continued her passion for advanced training at The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, earning a fellowship with LVI. In addition to operating a flourishing full-time practice, Dr. Tara is the mother of three young children; Lillian, 9, Carson, 8, and Kayla, 5 years old. By balancing her professional and personal life, she remains active in such outreach initiatives as Pink Ribbon Girls, JDRF, The American Heart Association, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Hundreds of hours of continuing education each year keep Dr. Tara Hardin and her team among an elite class of dentists who provide exceptional esthetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Tara Hardin and her staff at Hardin Advanced Dentistry will give you the smile you've always wanted. Specialties: Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Porcelain Veneers, Smile Makeovers, Same-Day Crowns, Sedation Dentistry, Dentures, Invisalign, Sleep Apnea, Teeth Whitening. Hardin Advanced Dentistry is Cincinnati's premiere dental practice offering patients the latest dental technology in a comfortable, spa-like atmosphere. I am a dentist that is very passionate about smile makeovers. Hardin Advanced Dentistry can create the smile of your dreams. Imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, white smile. Whether we create this for you with veneers, bondings, whitening, bridges, or implants, you, your family and friends will love the new you. Let us help you achieve your goal. Experience the Hardin Dental Difference!
|Feb 09, 2019|
1136 Dr. Renato Viegas Cremonese, Founder of SABER Intelligent Dentistry, Porto Alegre, Brazil : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Graduated in 2003 from Rio Grande do Sul University at age 22. Took his MBA on Strategic HR Management at Getulio Vargas Foundation when he figured out that dealing with people was the most important skill to develop. Renato is a natural entrepreneur. Creative and restless leader. Currently Rena-to leads a team of 30 people (14 doctors). He has started in a small clinic of 2 operatories in 2006 and now have 3 locations that sums up to 12 chairs including his own emax lab. His last and greatest achievement was a brand new location where his partner (Dr Samantha) and him invested 1.5 million reals (more than 400000 us dollars) to build a inspiring practice with many ideas from Dentistry Uncensored interviews. He´s passionate about sales and dentistry. Renato is a talented clinician that goes from basic restorative to full mouth veneers and implants. His crew is highly trained in delivering a special environment for the dental treatment, being able to flourish in times of economical recession. Founder of Smiles on Saturdays, a social initiative where a school was adopted by Saber Dentistry in 2006 having already treated for free more than 100 children. Some of them being Renato´s patients for more than 10 years. And of 101 Smiles a social business inspired on TOMS´ (Tomorrow Shoes) idea, a dental clinic for people with poor financial resources where for every 100 treated people, one person receives full treatment for free. (link para video da primeira 101) Father of two lovelly children (Pedro, 3 and Cecília, 1), adores surfing, running, biking and playing tennis. Married to a psychologist to keep himself in balance and rolling!
|Feb 08, 2019|
1135 Dr. Herb Moskowitz DDS, Chairman & CEO IoTech International, A Broad Spectrum, Antimicrobial Technology : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Herb Moskowitz is the Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of ioTech International. He is a co-author of ioTech’s patent and global patent applications. He previously served as Chairman and CEO of Advanced Tissue Sciences and also Life Medical Sciences, two publicly traded medical technology companies. He has served as a board member of several other public and private medical technology companies. Dr. Moskowitz has previously practiced clinical dentistry for more than 25 years, having graduated from the University of Tennessee Dental School.
|Feb 06, 2019|
1134 Joseph A. Nagle, President and CEO of Delta Dental of Rhode Island, First Circle Inc., Chewsi, and Altus Dental Insurance Company : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Joe Nagle is President and CEO of Delta Dental of Rhode Island and its subsidiaries – which include Altus Dental Insurance Company in Massachusetts and First Circle, Inc., the parent company of Chewsi Dental – the whole new way to save on and pay for dental care. Joe has long been on the leading edge employee benefit innovations. Prior to joining Delta Dental in 1992, he was a founding partner of The Capstone Group, a Providence-based healthcare consulting firm. And he previously held executive roles at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and United Health Plans of New England. His career began at the international accounting and consulting firm of Ernst & Young. A self-described “rational optimist”, Joe believes that thinking differently is at the core of remaining competitive as a business – and that disruption and change, while uncomfortable at times, are both inevitable and essential.
|Feb 04, 2019|
1133 Dr. Mark Malterud DDS, MAGD on Comprehensive Minimally Invasive Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Malterud is a solo clinician who has practiced in St. Paul Minnesota for over 36 years. He has always been passionate about Minimally Invasive dental procedures and this has allowed him to help his patients avoid crowns and root canals by treating early and definitively. His long term success with Resin bonded dentistry started over 34 years ago when he abandoned placing Amalgams and focused on direct and indirect resin bonded dentistry. As his practice evolved he became involved with organized Dentistry and spent some time on councils and committees of the AGD and served as Region 10 Trustee for 6 years. His time there helped him focus his energies on keeping dental practices independent and thriving as he saw the tide swelling towards corporate practices and his belief is in the personal relationships with patients and delivering comprehensive quality care. He currently is involved with Smile Source as an Advisor and Administrator and runs a local group of more than 25 exceptional Smile Source independent dentists in Minnesota. When he isn’t practicing wet fingered dentistry he eagerly seeks out education and also lectures around the country on Minimally Invasive Dentistry.
|Feb 01, 2019|
1132 Dr. Bill Jackson DDS, COO at Virtual Dental Care, Inc. : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Bill practiced clinical dentistry for 10 years, while founding a small dental insurance company in Los Angeles. He left clinical practice to work with Prudential Healthcare (later acquired by Aetna), where he ultimately became President of the Dental Division headquartered in New Jersey. Later, he was hired by Wellpoint Healthcare (now Anthem) as General Manager, the senior executive over the dental division and returned to California. During the dot-com boom in 1998, Bill left Wellpoint and founded Dental Connect, a real-time dental EDI company which later merged with Dentalxchange. After the sale of Dentalxchange in 2003, Bill helped in the founding of Planet DDS the developer of Denticon, the cloud-based practice management software, as SVP of Business Development. After its sale in 2016, Bill and his business partner at both Dentalxchange and Planet DDS, Richard Lee, started a quest to address the issues of the dental underserved through the use of innovative technology. The result was the founding of Virtual Dental Care, Inc., where Bill is the COO.
|Jan 30, 2019|
1131 Dr. Frank W. Wolf DDS of Dental Referral Expert : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dental Referral Expert helping general dentists & specialists grow their practice by bringing a lifetime of referrals. Dr. Frank Wolf is a Referral Marketing expert. He’s the founder and creator of Royalty Referrals, dentistry's most comprehensive and effective Internal Marketing System that teaches dentists how to bring a lifetime of endless referrals to their practice. His talents have been praised by Larry King of CNN; Dr. Gordon Christensen (Clinicians Report); Jack Canfield (Best Selling author of The Success Principles & Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Joe Polish (Founder of The GeniusNetwork.com). “New patients are the lifeblood of any dental practice; without them, your business will suffer. Too many dentists leave getting referrals to chance and by accident. What if you could generate a consistent influx of new referred patients month after month and eliminate your need to spend tons of money on external advertising or rely on insurance plans as your primary source of new patients? I believe this can happen! Referred patients are the most profitable and satisfying way to grow a dental practice.
|Jan 28, 2019|
1130 Lower your Supply Cost with John Shaw, Founder of maxill : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
John Shaw is the founder and current General Manager of maxill inc. There are no “C” titles at maxill. John grew up as a kid around farming, dairy, retailing and packaged ice cream operations that his senior family members owned at that time. John accredits this environment of being around and selling packaged consumer goods ( ice cream and dairy products ) via the family’s own retailer network ( Shaw’s Dairy Stores ) since birth, as a natural path to an interest in packaged consumer goods, design, market pricing, satisfaction and supply chain. People always need food and we sold food. John completed high school in 1981 with a Grade 12 and subsequent classes and programs at Hard Knocks University from which he has not yet received his “know it all diploma” despite it being almost 40 years later. John’s employment history is newspaper boy, truck driver, toothbrush sales person and then being his own guy. Being a newspaper boy taught the importance of customer service, cash flow, collections and being on time with no excuses. No matter the weather, the newspaper had better be there on time. John, the Sparta newspaper baron upsold his customers with Greeting cards, newspaper subscriptions. John in time was also able to create a newspaper monopoly in the village of 500 by delivering the morning Free Press and the afternoon Times Journal. John’s first sales position post family employment as a truck driver for the dairy business was a 1099 sales person for the M+C Schiffer Company of Germany selling toothbrushes. Mainly Private label toothbrushes for several retail chains in the early 1980’s. A sales and experience gained hold, the current day maxill inc. was established in 1987 on just 2 items. The 330 and 440 toothbrushes which are still a part of the product lineup today. Building and molding maxill to where it is today exposed John to dealing with near ( but not ) insolvency, penny stock promoters, banks, venture capitalists, angels, private equity, legals, patents, trademarks, employment, foreign ownership, exporting, importing, manufacturing and a list of business skills and acumen too many to list here. John’s full-time job is overseeing privately owned maxill which has revenue in the mid to high 8 digits, has over 150+ employees, operates directly in 3 countries and exports to dozens more. The dental industry, to which John sort of, by rear entrance accident method entered into, has been very good to John and seems impression proof. maxill experiences double digit annual growth and by far, the best is yet to come. John’s favorite lines about maxill and dental are; I have not worked a single day in over 30 years. It does well in good times and does even better during hard times.
|Jan 25, 2019|
1129 Dr. Milan Somborac DDS Founder of Monday Morning Millionaire Program : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Milan is the author of Monday Morning Millionaire and the creator of the Monday Morning Millionaire Program. He practiced dentistry for over 50 years and has as much do-it-yourself investing experience. From that, he knew that you can make more money on a Monday morning before breakfast than you ever did in your best week at work. The Monday Morning Millionaire Program is his step-by-step process that will allow you to outperform the market and to become a confident and successful do-it-yourself (DIY) investor. In addition to Milan, his team has three self-made, multimillionaire do-it-yourself investors one of whom is on the advisory committee for a $US3 billion American state county portfolio. He also has a business background. In 1996 Milan, along with his son, B. Eng. & Mgt., MBA, created Tenax Implant Inc. They manufactured and distributed dental implants in Canada, South Korea, and the Caribbean. It took three years, four patents, ISO certification and a million dollars of investors’ money to reach that status. Only three other Canadian dentists have done so. With his staff of six capable assistants, he ran patient implant treatment courses in these countries to teach implant treatment to colleagues. They have launched the implant careers of some 500 dentists. In 2008, they bought out the 10 Tenax shareholders and changed the company from an implant manufacturing operation to a holding company. It now only invests in the stock market. About the same time that he started his career in dentistry, he befriended a lawyer who was an active investor. That sparked his interest in also becoming a DIY investor. He has invested in all sorts of securities and found the best results come from owning a US market index exchange-traded fund in his core and “explore” portfolios and occasionally selling derivatives in the “explore” portfolio. A high net worth friend whose portfolio is managed by others was so impressed with my results that she suggested that he make that system public. Following her suggestion, he launched the Monday Morning Millionaire Program to be able to share his knowledge with a broader audience.
|Jan 23, 2019|
1128 Dr. Anthony Bordas DDS of Doctor Direct Smiles, A.B. Dental Devices, & Dental Implant Courses : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Anthony Bordas, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in Downey, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Usc Dental School in 1986 and practices dentistry, periodontics, and more.
Accomplished and highly motivated Dentist with a strong background educating and training peers on innovative products, treatments and techniques through group lectures, seminars and individual instruction. Proven ability to master and implement new procedures, incorporating surgical and prosthetic principles into the general practice environment. Offer expertise in full mouth rehabilitation using implants and advanced bone grafting. Twenty five years’ experience in clinical dentistry and private practice. Excellent presentation, communication, analytical, leadership and marketing skills. Fluent in Spanish.
|Jan 22, 2019|
1127 Amanda Wilson DDS MDS, Founder of StraightSmile Solutions : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Amanda Wilson, a native of San Francisco, obtained her dental education from UCSF Dental School and her Masters of Dental Science and Orthodontics Certification at the University of Connecticut. She practiced clinically ten years in the San Francisco Bay Area and during that time completed thousands of orthodontic cases, both fixed and removable. Following her calling to teach and mentor, she eventually transitioned into corporate dentistry and has worked the last six years as a Dental Director and Consultant to both national and international orthodontic companies and DSOs. In 2016, recognizing the lack of orthodontic coaching services that cater directly to General Dentists, she became passionate about filling this space and founded her own orthodontic management and coaching company, StraightSmile Solutions®. StraightSmile Solutions® offers both virtual and direct, coaching to General Dentists and their teams through a HIPPA-compliant communication platform. Designed to deliver convenience and excellent orthodontic outcomes to clients, she hope to make a positive change in the dental industry.
|Jan 20, 2019|
1126 Robert Toth DMD of the Dangerous Dentist Podcast : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Robert Toth, DMD, earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Delaware and his DMD from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. He is the owner of the Dangerous Dentist Blog and Podcast, where he motivates dentists to be bold and live life on their terms.
|Jan 18, 2019|
1125 Paul Caselle DDS on Lasers, CAD-CAM and Orthodontics : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Paul Caselle completed his undergraduate studies in biology at Boston University College of Arts & Sciences, then went on to New York University College of Dentistry to attain his DDS degree. After graduation, Dr. Caselle completed a residency program in family dentistry at Forsyth Dental Center in Boston. He opened his dental practice in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and has provided the community with family oriented dental care for 42 years. Dr. Caselle has Fellowship Certification in the World Clinical Laser Institute, Invisalign and Six-Month Smiles Certification. He is on the Biolase core training faculty and has presented seminars to other dentists on such topics as CEREC technology, laser dentistry orthodontics for the general dentist and practice management. He has written several articles which have been published in leading dental publications. Dr. Caselle is a graduate of the Sirona Speakers Academy, and a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Middlesex District Dental Society, and Tri-County Dental Study Club. He is also a member of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters International, Dental Speakers Bureau and National Speakers Association.
|Jan 17, 2019|
1124 All Things Ortho with Orthodontist Daniel J. Grob DDS, MS, Editorial Director of Orthotown Magazine : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Grob loves being an orthodontist!
That’s why after selling his successful practice of over 25 years to two orthodontists in Tucson Arizona, he decided to move with his wife Nancy, and join his ASU educated children, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Prior to his move to Arizona, he and his wife of 30 years were residents of Milwaukee Wisconsin, where they grew up within 1 mile of each other.
Marquette University is where he received all of his dental, orthodontic and prosthodontic education and he was honored with numerous awards upon graduation. This included the OKU honorary dental fraternity as well as the ASN honorary Jesuit fraternity. He received the American Society of Dentistry for Children senior student award for his exemplary work with young patients.
During past years, he has been fortunate to accomplish practically everything a successful professional would desire. Including:
PRESIDENT OF THE SOUTHERN ARIZONA DENTAL SOCIETY
Being asked to publish in the prestigious American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics was an honor following his presentation of treated patients to the American Board of Orthodontics, where he was certified as a Diplomate. Dr. Grob also is published in the Dental Clinics of North America as well as Orthotown magazine. In addition, he has been named Top Doctor in Tucson for the past several years including 2014 when he moved to Scottsdale.
In his free time, you will find Dr. Grob trying to perfect his golf and tennis strokes or relaxing on a beach on a Caribbean island with his family. Frequent visits to his original hometown of Milwaukee Wisconsin are made to visit family and his Alma Mater, Marquette University School of Dentistry.
|Jan 14, 2019|
1123 Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS, FAGD, ABOD, Founder of Stevenson Dental Solutions : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Doctor Stevenson received his Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from UCLA in 1982 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1986. After practicing general dentistry for 7 years in Laguna Niguel, California, he accepted a full time teaching position at the UCLA School of Dentistry, as an Assistant Professor in the Section of Operative Dentistry.
|Jan 12, 2019|
1122 Kevin Rossen, Founder of Divergent Dental Resources : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Kevin Rossen is the Founder & CEO of Divergent Dental, which provides dental practices with a focused, simple system to track their performance. He comes from the front lines of dentistry, having worked alongside his father as the Office Manager of his established dental office in North Texas. Kevin’s focus in dentistry is to equip dentist’s and their teams with tools that are easy to use and keep the team focused on the data that matters most.
|Jan 10, 2019|
1121 Airway Dentistry, Hemp Dentistry, and Capati Dental with Albert Capati, DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Albert Capati is a general dentist in Springfield, IL where he owns two practices: one for general dentistry and one for sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint disorders.
Dr. Capati is also a musician, singing in several cover bands since 2012. He has appeared in several Springfield musical theater productions. He likes to make dental themed parody music videos for YouTube.
Dr. Capati started taking hemp oil for better sleep in 2017, but soon found out that it had properties that were perfect for dentistry. After not finding much information on the use of cannabidiol (CBD) in dentistry, Albert created the Facebook Group “Hemp Oil in Dentistry”. He is currently creating a website, HempDentistry.com, to help dentists implement hemp products in their practices, and plans to start speaking about the use of cannabis in dentistry. In his first stint as a dental speaker, Albert was a finalist in Dentistry’s Got Talent, a competition put on by Smiles at Sea back in September 2018.
|Jan 02, 2019|
1120 Round Four with Mike "The Man" DiTolla : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
As a dentist who practices within the largest lab in the US, Dr. DiTolla has access to tens of thousands of doctor’s preps and impressions on a monthly basis. As a result, he has an intimate knowledge of the common habits of the dentists getting the best restorative results. As a self-proclaimed “average dentist”, he has developed techniques that provide exceptional restorative results with a very average set of hands. His mission is to share these techniques with dentists to help them improve their preps, impressions, and restorations. When dentists perform better restorative dentistry they are happier, more profitable, and most importantly, the patient receives excellent restorative dentistry.
Dr. DiTolla graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1988. He was awarded his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1995. He is a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is also a clinical evaluator for CRA. From 2001 – 2006, he was an Instructor for PAC-Live’s Live Patient Hands-on Veneer Course. He is the director of clinical affairs at Dentsply Sirona and is well known as one of dentistry’s most entertaining and regaling speakers. With more than 20 years of experience, DiTolla has extensive experience with multiple CAD/CAM systems and technologies.
Referred to as one of dentistry’s most entertaining speakers, Dr. DiTolla’s blend of humor and entertainment keeps attendees awake and helps a day of education become much more pleasant. He uses live clinical video in his presentations to reinforce the learning and increase retention of the techniques.
|Dec 31, 2018|
1119 Premier Orthodontics with Dr. Dustin Coles and Dr. Tyler Coles : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Dustin Coles is the founder of Premier Orthodontics, the largest and fastest growing private-practice orthodontic specialty office in Arizona. He is passionate about excellent orthodontic treatment and was voted as the Top Invisalign Orthodontist in North America at the Invisalign Case Shootout.
Dr. Tyler Coles is a speaker, teacher, marketer, and orthodontic specialist. Since joining his brother's practice in 2012 he has helped grow their practice from 2 to 7 locations in just under six years. In 2016 Dr. Coles co-founded Ortho Marketing DFY, a marketing agency that provides done-for-you marketing services for orthodontists.
|Dec 26, 2018|
1118 The Myths, Legends and Realities of OTC Products with Judy Bendit RDH, BS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Judy Bendit was born and raised in a dental office with over 45 years of experience in dentistry.
She is a speaker, author, and clinician.
She is faculty at Temple University School of Dentistry, Alumni board member at The University of Pennsylvania Dental School, President of the University of Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Alumni and advisory board member at Palm Beach State College.
She is a member of the CAMBRA coalition, American Academy of Cariology, & American Academy of Pediatrics- Section on Oral Health. Longstanding member of ADHA and Distinguished Academy member of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association. Listed in Dentistry Today as a top speaker for over 10 years.
She is also a volunteer clinician home and abroad.
|Dec 19, 2018|
1117 ADH (Action for Dental Health) Bill with Cheryl Watson-Lowry, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Cheryl Watson-Lowry has more than 30 years of experience as a practicing general dentist and owns and operates her own dental practice, Watson and Watson Dental Associates. She is 2019 President of the Chicago Dental Society, a non-profit organization that represents dentists across the Chicagoland area. CDS also organizes the annual Midwinter Meeting, one of the largest exhibits of dental products and professional dentistry in North America. Dr. Watson-Lowry is also a spokesperson for the American Dental Association and a member of the Illinois State Dental Society.
Dr. Watson-Lowry received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her dental degree from the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Bill Lowry Sr., and their three children, Bill Jr., Evan, and Clarke.
|Dec 17, 2018|
1116 HR, Staff, and more with Gene St. Louis, CEO, CDA, Consultant: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Gene St. Louis, CEO, is a nationally recognized expert in dental practice management. She built her company from the ground up, holding both clinical and administrative positions prior to her consulting career. Having participated in the day to day operations of dental practices, gives Gene a unique, insider advantage of how offices succeed. Clients feel confident with her first-hand experience that translates into relatable, personable, and reliable expertise. Gene has worked with hundreds of clients nationwide. She writes for a variety of dental publications and is regularly invited to speak at the nation's top dental meetings throughout the United States and Canada.
What She Believes:
Gene St. Louis Consulting is passionate about creating a relationship oriented, tailored approach to dental practice management coaching. Her team provides guidance, education, and direction specifically personalized to you as a business owner. They continue to make an enormous impact through their commitment in helping dentists and their teams establish exceptional customer service and the successful practice they envisioned when they hired them. They believe every dentist deserves balance and productivity to secure their financial future.
|Dec 03, 2018|
1115 How to Properly Value and Purchase a Practice with Addison Killeen, DDS: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Addison Killeen is a dentist, author, entrepreneur, and coach. His passion is about bringing dentists business and life success through running their dental practices well.
He began his business career doing the numbers for a business with over 20 Million in annual revenue from Defense Department equipment, 5 restaurants, a brewery. He then attended the University Of Nebraska College Of Dentistry. He proceeded to build a profitable network of 6 dental offices, with over 50 staff and 10 dentists under the core value of, Treat Everyone like Family. In 2018, he sold out of that company to become the COO of Dental Success Network, a disruptive company in the dental field.
His book, By the Numbers, is proof that if you don’t have to be a PhD in statistics to be able to run your practice well with low stress. He works with the Dental Success Institute to provide coaching to their more than 140 clients across the world.
Dr. Killeen is devoted to mission trips to underserved areas in developing countries, including Peru, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. His annual trip to Haiti is very successful seeing around 1,400 patients per year.
|Nov 28, 2018|
1114 Improving the Success of Your Practice with Carlo Biasucci, DDS: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Carlo Biasucci is a practicing dentist in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada and most notably has tripled his practice in 3 years to a value of 8.2 million, but even more interestingly has done this while reducing his time in the practice every year. The practice has 9 dentists, 30 staff members, and sees over 175 new patients each month consistently for 3 years now. Presently he is treating patients between 5 and 7 days each month. He has removed dependence on him and shifted the running of the practice to his team, all while increasing the income from practice. Now, this wasn’t a straight line. Dr. Carlo suffered an injury in late 2012 than nearly ended his life, and as his doctors told him, would end his career in dentistry. After 6 months out of practice and getting back on the right side of things, he began his journey and quest for knowledge that allowed him to grow a very frustrating 2 million practice into a practice valued at 8.2 million in just 3 years. He documented every step, tested and turned it into a complete system that the practice runs on, and also has taken this model into the practices of dentists across North America under the banner of Elite Practice, a complete practice growth partner. Today’s interview will, I think, suggest new possibilities for you, your practice, your family and your future.
|Nov 28, 2018|
1113 Building Your Practice with Dhiren Agrawal, BDS, MPA, DMD, FICOI: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dhiren Agrawal, BDS, MPA, DMD, FICOI, earned his first dental degree in Gujarat, India, before coming to the U.S. and obtaining a master's in public administration with a healthcare minor from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He then went on to receive his doctor of dental medicine from Boston University. He is an active member of the Lake County Dental Association as well as a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Agrawal has engaged in ongoing postgraduate education with a focus on implant dentistry, including masters level seminars. He also has specific training in sleep apnea treatment, which allows him to help his patients achieve a better night's sleep without the use of a CPAP machine. His commitment to lifelong education means he is constantly evaluating emerging dental methods and technologies in order to provide his patients with the best results in the least invasive manner with a high emphasis on comfort. This commitment ensures the highest level of care, both today and tomorrow. Dr. Agrawal is also a member the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry and has earned over 600 hours of continuing education credits toward his Fellowship.
|Nov 26, 2018|
1112 Seven Principles of Highly Successful Dentists with Bill and Christina Blatchford: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Bill Blatchford developed a large and profitable practice in Corvallis, Oregon starting in 1970. Dentist would come to visit to see what he was doing . He was also asked to speak at meetings all over the US and Canada. It developed into a business coaching dentist how to live a healthy life style and to develop a practice to support their life, not the other way around where life is what is left over. He has spoken at every major dental meeting in North America and many other countries including India, Dubai, Egypt, England, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand. He and his wife Carolyn have been married 52 years. They raised two daughters, Tiffany and Christina. Dr. Christina has followed him into dentistry and now is the owner of Blatchford Solutions. Bill and his wife enjoy traveling, adventure trips, cycling, skiing, fishing, boating, physical fitness. He and Carolyn spend winters at their home in Mexico and summers on their boat on the BC coast and Alaska. Bill has recently started Blatchford Transitions helping dentist buying, selling and merging practices.
Before becoming co CEO of Blatchford Solutions with my Dad two years ago, I had several different careers leading me down this path. My parents were encouraging and supportive of any direction, as long as it was forward, that I chose to take in my career. I chose a degree in Fashion Merchandising, my Dad says I majored in shopping! from the University of Arizona. Working as a sales associate at Nordstrom for a year, I learned much about sales and myself. Retail did not allow me to have the life balance so I chose another degree in Commercial Interior Design and worked in this field for five years. I designed medical and dental offices and I enjoyed the creativity this allowed.
Yet, I was still seeking more. I craved being able to make a difference in the lives of others plus the lifestyle I had seen my Dad provide our family. Additionally, I had come to the conclusion that I was unemployable. I wanted to be my own boss and make the big decisions, all signs pointed to a career in dentistry.
Growing up, I was able to see that my Dad was able to provide a full life for our family. I saw dentistry as a great profession. It was during my childhood, I saw the changes in him as he wanted more time with us and to pursue his interests. He wanted more return and to share the wealth with his team. This lead to the creation of Blatchford Solutions, one of the most trusted Coaching Programs for dental practices today.
I purchased my first practice as soon as I graduated OHSU School of Dentistry. I also am very fortunate to get to raise Grace, age 7, with my husband, Dave.
After success as a dentist, I started coaching some clients and found it is just the best feeling ever to coach our Doctors to reach and succeed further than they thought possible! As I have grown into the co CEO position, I feel strongly in continuing to practice dentistry. I feel it gives our program a new relevancy. My experience mirrors that of new practice owners with new ideas, new excitement and new energy, along with a new vision for the business.
My plan is to help my dad take Blatchford Solutions to the next level of dental business coaching. With new ideas, new programs, new seminars, new growth, my question to you is…….are you ready to take your life and practice to the next level?
|Nov 21, 2018|
1111 Buying and Selling Practices with Timothy A. Brown: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Timothy A. Brown has risen to national prominence as President and CEO of ROI Corporation, Canada’s number 1 dental practice appraiser and broker. His insights, research and experience in the dental field has made him a highly sought after professional speaker and a respected author. As a leading national authority in understanding and identifying the potential of today’s dental market, Timothy has customized a presentation that illuminates themes and trends that are of interest to dentists at all stages of their careers.
His book, Profitable Practice, Why a Dental Practice is an Exceptional Investment, is a potent reminder that dentistry can indeed be very profitable if the right steps are taken from the very beginning. Timothy brings these credentials to the podium and delivers a message that inspires and energizes dentists to reach their highest potential. He communicates clearly and concisely, empowering dentists to acquire the business acumen needed for success with this enthusiastic, insightful presentation.
|Nov 20, 2018|
1110 Dental Law with Joseph L. McGregor: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Joseph McGregor is a leading dental attorney based out of Dallas, Texas. He and his team handle a diverse array of dental transactions, including practice sales, practice startups, and employment agreements. Joseph is a 2007 graduate of BYU Law. He is the father of 5, enjoys reading, the outdoors, traveling, and photography. He is also a devoted sports fan, with his primary loves being BYU Football, the Texas Rangers baseball, and Huddersfield Town soccer.
|Nov 16, 2018|
1109 Burst Oral Care with Hamish Khayat: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Hamish Khayat the founder of BURST Oral Care. He moved from Britain 2 years ago to launch BURST with the ambition of providing the highest quality oral care products for everyone across America.
|Nov 13, 2018|
1108 DSO's with Jeromy R. Dixson, DMD, MBA and Ian McNickle, MBA: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Dixson is a three time INC Magazine 500 out of 5000 awarded entrepreneur, and the Founder and CEO of The DSO Project, dentistry's first and only dental support organization, DSO accelerator. Formerly, he was the Founder and CEO of Smiles Services LLC and Founder and President of Smiles Dental Group PC. He is a visionary, inspirational, and transformational leader who builds unified individuals, teams, cultures, and world class organizations. Dr. Dixson became the managing partner of Smiles Dental in 2008. In 2010 he finalized a buyout of his former partners, assumed the role of President and immediately accomplished a successful relaunch of the organization, setting Smiles Dental on a path to explosive growth. The company proceeded to double its number of locations, triple revenue and quadruple its valuation in the ensuing three years. From 2013 to 2015, Smiles Dental roughly tripled the number of locations, revenue, EBITDA and organizational valuation again. He also concurrently codeveloped the dental analytics technology software platform that became Practice Analytics, one of the industry leaders in real time dental practice management analytics. Under Dr. Dixson's leadership, Smiles Dental was recognized three years in a row, 2013-2015 by INC Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States, topping out at 550 in 2013. Additionally in 2013, he completed a successful private equity transaction. In addition to his MandA Advising and Consulting work at The DSO Project, Dr. Dixson provides Board Services to private equity firms. He also currently serves as a trusted DSO and dental industry advisor for private equity firms, dental technology companies and global dental brands in a variety of capacities. Dr. Dixson returned in mid 2017 from a one-year sabbatical where he and his family visited six continents and thirty-five countries while homeschooling, with only what they could carry on their backs. Visit dixsonsout.com to learn more.
Ian is a Partner at The DSO Project, a national consultancy advising dentists on how to start, grow and successfully exit a DSO. Ian is also a Co-Founder and Partner at WEO Media, a 3X award winning “Best of Class” dental marketing firm. Under his leadership WEO Media has grown quickly to become one of the most widely respected dental marketing firms in North America, and has garnered an impressive list of industry endorsements and awards.
Ian McNickle is a nationally recognized marketer, writer, and speaker. He has developed significant expertise in online marketing, website optimization and conversion, search engine optimization, SEO, pay per click marketing, PPC, social media, video marketing, online reputation management, marketing strategy, and related topics. In addition, he has developed a set of critical KPI’s, key performance indicators for measuring the effectiveness of any marketing program.
Ian lectures all over North America at dental conferences, study clubs, dental societies, and conducts numerous seminars and webinars. His teaching style breaks down the complexities of dental marketing in an easy to understand approach that the non marketer can comprehend and implement. Ian writes articles for Dental Economics, Dental Products Report, The Progressive Dentist, and other industry publications on various aspects of digital marketing.
Prior to his work with The DSO Project and WEO Media Ian worked in the high tech industry for 10 years in various engineering and management positions at Siltronic and Xerox. He left high tech in 2006, and founded a regional marketing consulting firm which he ran for several years before eventually cofounding WEO Media in 2009.
Ian has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University where he was also a graduate of the University Honors Program. In addition, he graduated Cum Laude with an MBA from the University of Washington.
Ian is an avid endurance athlete having competed in numerous marathon, ultramarathon, Ironman triathlon events. His favorite activity is simply spending time with his wife Andrea, and three kids Evelyn, Morgan, and Brendan.
|Oct 31, 2018|
1107 Oral Hygiene with Mia Geisinger, DDS, MS: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Geisinger received her B.S. from Duke University, her D.D.S. from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, and her Certificate in Periodontology and Master of Science degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is an Associate Professor, Director of Advanced Education in Periodontology, and Director of Faculty Development and Support in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. Dr. Geisinger is a Diplomate in the American Board of Periodontology. She is the Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, AAPF, a Trustee of the American Academy of Periodontology, AAP, the Chair of the AAP’s Women in Periodontics Task Force. She is a member of the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affiairs and Chair of the ADA’s Seal Subcommittee. Dr. Geisinger lectures nationally and internationally on topics including periodontology and systemic disease, implant dentistry, and periodontal surgical techniques.
Dr. Geisinger’s research focuses on the relationship between systemic conditions and periodontal diseases. Her recent work has focused on gingivitis and periodontitis and their effect on pregnant patients as well as elucidating the mechanism of interaction between diabetes mellitus and periodontal disease. Her body of research established a rationale for oral health intervention in pregnant women and developed reliable methods to instruct oral hygiene and measure improvements in oral health, both clinically and from cytokine levels in the gingival crevicular fluid.
|Oct 29, 2018|
1106 Nutrition and Dentistry with John Sorrentino, DMD, FAGD: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. John Sorrentino started his practice in 1991 with a commitment to patient care through education. He believes that with proper care everyone can maintain their teeth for a lifetime. Dr. Sorrentino grew up in the Hudson Valley. He received his Bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. In 2003 he was awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. The fellowship is symbolic of Dr. Sorrentino's commitment to life long learning and bringing the highest quality dental care to his patients.
He is a member and past president of the Dutchess County Dental Society. He is also a member of the New York State Society of Forensic Dentistry and was actively involved in the identification of victims of the World Trade Center disaster and Flight 587
Lately he has been researching the history of decay and formulating strategies to eliminate it.
|Oct 25, 2018|
1105 Buying and Selling Your Practice with Corey Young, DDS, MBA, CVA and Rod Johnston, MBA, CMA: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Corey Young joined Omni Practice Group in 2016 after a twenty year career as a general dentist and practice owner. In addition to his dental background, Corey has a Master’s in Business Administration, is a Certified Valuation Analyst, and is an Accredited Business Intermediary. Transitions in dentistry can be a complex process and Corey enjoys using his advanced training and personal experience to help his fellow colleagues navigate these sometimes turbulent waters.
Rod started Omni Practice Group in 2004 after a career in finance and accounting at AT&T Wireless. His background gave him the experience in a variety of areas including accounting, legal, negotiations, and real estate which translates perfectly into the broker world. Rod has also worked in consulting dental practices on how to grow your practice. Rod has written numerous articles that have been published in Huffington Post, Dental Economics, several state and local associations and hopefully soon, Dentaltown. Rod enjoys seeing a seller fulfill their dream of retiring and transferring their legacy to a young buyer who matches their philosophy and management style.
|Oct 24, 2018|
1104 Airway Centric Dentistry with Michael Gelb, DDS: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Michael Gelb is a highly rated author and speaker on TMJ, sleep apnea, sleep disorders and chronic headache treatments. After graduating from Columbia University with a DDS degree, he received his MS degree at SUNY Buffalo in Neuromuscular Research. Dr.Gelb went on to become Clinical Professor at NYU where he directed the TMJ and Orofacial Pain program. Dr Gelb provides solutions for dentists to incorporate Airway and Sleep into their practices. He is also the cofounder of The Foundation of Airway Health and it’s Airway Summit. Dr.Gelb is the coauthor of GASP: Airway Health- The Hidden Path to Wellness and maintains a private practice in NYC and White Plains. He has pioneered AirwayCentric Medical and Dental education and recently developed the ACG Day Night Appliance System.
|Oct 23, 2018|
1103 Implantology, Aesthetic Dentistry, and more with Steffen Hohl, MD, DMD: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Steffen Hohl studied medicine and dentistry at the Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany. He began his clinical training at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, where he trained in emergency medicine, plastic surgery and neurosurgery at Boston‘s Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women‘s Hospital. He subsequently trained as a dentist for oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Cologne and the interdisciplinary trauma center in Dortmund, qualifying four years later as a consultant for oral and maxillofacial surgery and a dentist specializing in oral surgery.
In 2005, Dr. Hohl established die Zahnerei, his practice for oral and maxillofacial surgery and aesthetic dentistry in Buxtehude in northern Germany, where he is the clinical director. Die Zahnerei is also a training and professional development center for implantology and aesthetic dentistry. Steffen Hohl is the creator of the smile changer concept. He has also developed the world‘s first “soft sedation“ process, called Schlaf-schön-Sedierung, that he has been using regularly in his practice since 2014.
With more than twenty years of experience in dental implantology, soft tissue management, and implant restoration, he has brought together his own proprietary treatment concept known as the SOAP success concept. Dr. Hohl gives regular lectures both in Germany and internationally. His special interests are the smile changer concept, SOAP success concept, immediate implantation and immediate loading. Other practice areas include aesthetic soft tissue management and plastic periodontal surgery. Another focus is the 3D planning and 3D reconstruction of the peri-implant region.
|Oct 22, 2018|
1102 Using Your Website to Accurately Brand Yourself with David A Hall, DDS: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. David Hall is from Mesa Arizona. He practiced for many years in Iowa, where, in 1990, he became accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In 1991, he published landmark research that demonstrated that the then prevalent practice of etching teeth prior to bleaching was unnecessary. In 1994, be became the first Public Relations chair of the AACD and later directed a bylaws reform that helped create the current structure of that organization.
In 1995 he launched one of the first cosmetic dentistry websites, which led, in 2006, to other dentists beginning to ask him for help with their websites. In 2009, he relocated to Mesa, Arizona, where he created the dental website company, Infinity Dental Web. His company has distinguished itself as being a leader in search engine optimization and in bringing principles of neuromarketing into dentistry. It is acknowledged by many as being the quality design leader of dental website companies and has become the official marketing partner of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
|Oct 18, 2018|
1101 How to Make it Happen with Jack T Krauser, DMD Live at MegaGen, Las Vegas: Dentistry Uncensored
Jack T Krauser, DMD is clearly ahead of the pack. He has genuinely been involved in implant surgical therapy since 1988 and a distinguished member of various implant and surgical organizations. Not only was he the first practicing Periodontist in Palm Beach County to be trained in Osseointegration, The Swedish method, that all modern case procedures are based upon, he has significantly contributed the dental implants advances with his innovations in product design and treatment methodologies. For example, several of his designs are patented and are being utilized by major American and international implant companies.
He has been a consultant to several major implant manufacturers. He has lectured on six continents. He has co-authored a definitive textbook on the subject entitled, Dental Implants: The Art and Science by Elsivier publishing. He has achieved the honor of Fellow in the prestigious global academy, The Academy of Osseointegration. He is one a very small group clinicians who has been invited to share his thoughts and treatment outcomes to the USA Food and Drug Administration on the effectiveness of dental implant care administered to the public. There are four textbook chapters as well as over 24 peer reviewed journal articles on the subject matter. As a leader of several global and national implant societies, he has enthusiastically encouraged his colleagues to join learn and share material for the overall growth of the field.
Curiously, in this crowded field of talented local clinicians, his text books’ cover, depicts a clinical example of the now popular All-on-Four clinical procedure and concept. He has recently introduced the K4 Implant Express, The True Final Restoration solution and the Three Final Restoration which incorporate the newest designs materials and CADCAM techniques to make your case esthetic and long lasting.
He is fair, courteous and a warm clinician. Several cases for truly indigent and needy patients have received pro bono work and care.
Jack Krauser welcomes you for top service implant care in a calm one on one treatment environment. If you would like second opinion, we are here for you as well. Finally, he has been featured on the cover of Dentistry Today as one of the top dental educators for the last 15 years.
|Oct 17, 2018|
1100 Collaboration in Dentistry with Paul Goodman, DMD: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Paul Goodman, DMD’s courses offer chairside and behind the scenes, easy to implement techniques and strategies that decrease stress and increase practice revenue. From cutting edge implant technology to practice management skills and techniques, participants gain a roadmap for improving patient health and satisfaction, practice profits, and their personal joy.
While chief dental resident during his general practice residency and hospital fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Dr. Goodman received advanced training and also placed and restored 150 dental implants. He has been a faculty member for Hiossen Dental Implant Training Program for the past 10 years and has helped over 100 general dentists place their first dental implants. Additionally, he teaches dental residents at Albert Einstein Medical Center lecturing to dentists on placing and restoring implants.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Goodman has been practicing dentistry for over 10 years and works with his brother in two locations in Mercer County, NJ. Dr. Goodman has purchased three dental practices and shares his personal experience with retiring dentists in managing the expectations of their patients and team members during the transition process. He is the founder of Rising Dentists Study Club and Rittenhouse Consulting, LLC – both in Philadelphia.
|Oct 17, 2018|
1099 Cosmetic Dentistry and more with Alex Rubinov, DDS at MegeGen, Las Vegas: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Alexander Rubinov graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine with distinction, where he served as President of the American Student Dental Association and was the founder of the Aesthetics Group.
He then completed a prestigious General Practice Residency at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in New York City, an affiliate of Mount Sinai Hospital. During his residency, he received world-class training in treating complex cases, implant placement, and advanced dental and surgical techniques.
He has engaged his skills beyond the dental clinic to provide community outreach, dental service in Cambodia, and continuing education. Dr. Rubinov follows in a storied tradition of dental excellence, building on the legacy of his grandfather, who founded the first dental clinic in St. Petersburg, Russia, his grandmother, as well as his father. Alex Rubinov is passionately committed to meeting all of your dental health needs.
|Oct 15, 2018|
1098 Mastering Implants with Jamie Oshidar, DMD at MegaGen, Las Vegas: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
I was born on August 8th, 1976 in Manhassett, NY. These are both very important facts to know in order to get to know me. For one, that makes me a Leo and a Leo I am. I am a true competitor in everything I get my hands on – from striving to add the most value into my patient's lives through the dental experience we give them to never giving up on the tennis court to being the best Dad and Husband I can be.
Secondly, I was born with a thick New York "sometimes thuggish sounding" accent that no matter how hard I try I just can't shake. Add my accent to the fact that I do not hesitate to speak my mind (only like a true New Yorker does) and boy, I can get myself in a lot of trouble, especially with my BEAUTIFUL, genius wife Melissa. (If you saw me now, I would be patting myself on the back.) I have held a few nicknames over the years, including Osh in my high school and Air Force days, Dr.O by my patients and staff, and Babo when Melissa is happy with me. Over the past two years, my family has grown from two people to four with our latest addition: my son Julian Jamie Oshidar. We already have our daughter Arianna Layla Oshidar, who absolutely has me whipped. Trust me, if you become a patient here, you will hear all about my babies.
I don't have this overly compelling or wonderful story as to why I became a dentist, but I can truly say I am really happy I did. The truth is my dad wanted all three of his sons to become doctors and in turn, he got two dentists and chiropractor. I love what I do, not because I am the best dentist in the world (which I am close to being) but because my practice gives me the opportunity to help people achieve a better quality of life. I not only do this through my hands-on dentistry, but I love to coach, educate, and advise my patients, staff, and others as well – basically, whoever will appreciate what I have to teach.
I am best known for my drive to succeed and the unique humor I add to pretty much anything I do. Life would be terribly boring if there was a definitive end to what you could accomplish if you couldn't laugh while doing it.
I take pride in knowing how many people we employ in my two practices Roselle Park Dental and Little Smiles of Roselle Park. It is a great feeling and sense of accomplishment that gets reinforced on a daily basis whenever my staff or patients say how much they love being in the practice. Although I've come to realize you cannot please everyone, since my practice is a reflection of me, I take it extremely personally when someone is unsatisfied with the way things are run or with the effort I put into my work. This approach has been extremely instrumental to the happiness all of us in the practice show when we are at work. (Unless, of course, my staff is causing me agita!) I have actually started to consult and teach other dentists about implementing dental implants successfully into their practices.
Deep down, I always give people the benefit of the doubt and I always find myself rooting for the underdog. Maybe that is why I'm such an avid Jets fan. Man, will they ever win a Super Bowl again? Yes, I have Patriots' fans as patients. Here is a quick story for what I'm truly like. One night when I was in high school, right before my chorus recital (for the lucky ones who have been blessed by my singing, it's true I was in the chorus), there was a kid sitting by himself getting made fun of by some other kids. I felt compelled to sit next to this kid named Howie and befriend him. I did this because it was the right thing to do and it makes me furious when people pick on other people that are different from them. If you ever get a chance to see me hit or kick the punching bag while training, you will now understand what predominantly fuels my fire.
|Oct 11, 2018|
1097 Implant Quality and more with Dirk U. Duddeck, DDS at MegaGen, Las Vegas: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Dirk U. Duddeck DDS is Managing Director CleanImplant Foundation
Guest researcher at the Charité – University Medicine Berlin
Campus Benjamin Franklin - Department of Prosthodontics
Project Manager of the BDIZ EDI Quality and Research Committee
European Association of Dental Implantologists
Member of the BAIRD Implant Council - The British Academy of Implant & Restorative Dentistry
Member of the Academy of Osseointegration AO
Member of the European Academy of Osseointegration EAO
|Oct 10, 2018|
1096 Implants and More with Dean Vafiadis, DDS at MegaGen, Las Vegas: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Dean Vafiadis received his dental degree and Prosthodontic specialty training at New York University College of Dentistry. He is currently the Director of the Full-Mouth Rehabilitation CE course at NYU. He is an Associate Professor of Prosthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry. He has lectures nationally and abroad for NYU Continuing Education department. Dr. Vafiadis published and lectured on various topics such as Aesthetics, Implant designs, Computer restorations, Ceramic materials and Occlusion. He is the founder of the New York Smile Institute in NY. It is an educational center, full service laboratory and learning facility as well as a private practice location for a multi-specialty practice for Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry. Currently he is lecturing for the Continuing Education program at NYUCD for Dental Districts in US, Europe and Asia. His patient base includes many Celebrities, Sports Figures, Fortune 500 Company executives, Producers, Directors and Writers in the film industry, Executives in the Fashion world and World renown Chefs and Restaurant Owners. He maintains his private practice Valentino Building near Rockefeller Center. Dr. Vafiadis primary professional mission is to educate, publish and invent new technologies that will help change the dental profession and patients lives.
|Oct 09, 2018|
1095 Discussing the Business of Dentistry with Monica Murray, RDH, MBA: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
In addition to her 17 years of clinical experience, Monica is an Executive Coach for Fortune Management, where she coaches teams on implementing tools and strategies customized to meet the individual needs of the practice. This includes customized programs targeted on excellent communication, scheduling for increased production, financial policies, accountability, and building a strong hygiene department. As a former client of Fortune Management, she believes in the teachings and that it is crucial for a practice to build a strong relationship with their patients by being extraordinary. Monica received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the College of Southern Nevada. She began her career with a leading Periodontal Practice, which specialized in state of the art dental technologies. She extended her hygiene career into sales, Brand Management, and a public speaker, focusing on preventive and esthetic procedures. This avenue inspired her to have a true passion for the business side of dentistry, thus leading her to obtain an MBA, . A past Global speaker and educational consultant, Monica has presented a wide range of topics to audiences throughout the world. She presents a variety of educational programs, while initiating and maintaining collaborative working relationships with dental and dental hygiene key opinion leaders and professional associations. Monica continues her clinical practice in Utah, volunteering with the Northern Component of the Utah Dental Hygiene Association. Outside of her career aspirations, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, traveling, and staying active through hiking, mountain biking, kickboxing, water sports, and snowboarding
|Oct 09, 2018|
1094 Talking with the Denture Queen, Valerie Cooper: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Valerie Cooper is a private practice prosthodontist with a passion for dentures. Called the “Denture Queen” by her prosthodontics coresidents, the name stuck, and her love for removable prosthodontics grew with time. Dr. Cooper presents a systematic approach to digital denture treatment which she has been refining since she switched to all-digital denture fabrication in 2015. Dr. Cooper’s practices are located in Dayton, Ohio, her hometown. She owns a practice limited to prosthodontics as well as a general dentistry practice. Since 2014 Dr. Cooper has fabricated free dentures for patients in her community during National Prosthodontics Awareness Week, NPAW. Many volunteer lab technicians, students, and prosthodontists helped prepare up to 20 dentures in a single week with the conventional denture process. Once the process became all digital and required less human work, the focus turned to education during NPAW 2016 and 2017. In 2018 her plans are to fabricate more free dentures than ever before using 3D printing technology.
|Oct 03, 2018|
1093 Digital Dentures with Ryan McCall: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Before founding McCall Dentures, Dr Ryan McCall was a typical Midwestern boy from Effingham, IL, a small town with a population of 12,000. Growing up in close proximity to a farm, he was sure about two things, he didn’t want to live in close proximity to a farm forever and he wanted to own a red Subaru Outback! After graduating from dental school, Dr. McCall opened his first office in the super dank city of Fort Collins, CO. His initial marketing tactic was a $15 hand painted sign in the front yard. Fifteen months later, he opened another office and then foolishly spent a full year flying from Indianapolis, IN to Denver, CO running both offices. He knew there had to be a better way for himself and future dentists. 2 years later, McCall Dentures was born and the persona of 2 Chairz took flight. Today, Dr. McCall continues to be involved with the company as Executive Chairman. He is always finding ways to encourage and support others, from making charitable donations to offering leadership advice. Beyond spending time with his wife Meredith and their four children, his two favorite past times are playing video games and posting excessively on Instagram.Yes, he eventually did get that red Outback!
|Oct 02, 2018|
1092 Dentistry.com with Brian McCarthy: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Brian McCarthy is the operation leader of Dentistry.com and Executive Vice President at Futuredontics, Inc. Brian joined in 2014 as Chief Product Officer, running the SaaS product line before becoming President of Futuredontics prior to its acquisition by Dentsply Sirona in 2015. He lead the team in defining the vision and execution of strategic goals, delivering value to dentists and consumer patients alike through the creation of products that drive interactions that lead to more dentistry, and empower the team in our mission to transform lives through dental care. He lives in Santa Monica with his wife and the last of his three kids who’s still at home. He is an avid tennis player.
|Oct 01, 2018|
1091 DentalHQ with L. Brett Wells: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Brett Wells is a practicing dentist and owner of Wells Family Dental Group in Raleigh, NC. An entrepreneur at heart, he opened a restaurant venture in 2014 called Tasty 8s gourmet hotdog company, partnered to launch a Twitter-based software service called Tweetbox, and most recently, in response to the growing need for dental insurance alternatives, launched DentalHQ. DentalHQ revolutionizes dental practices by helping them create, customize, and automate the tracking and payments of in-house dental membership plans. In his ever-dwindling spare time, Brett enjoys spending time with friends and colleagues, traveling, Carolina sports, and cooking. Do you share a passion for food? Join his Facebook group, Dental Foodies.
|Sep 27, 2018|
1090 Digital Scanning and Being Profitable with Steven Roth: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr Steven Roth grew up as a first generation American in New Haven CT watching his Hungarian holocaust survivor family build businesses and become successful because of opportunity and hard work.
He Graduated Columbia University with a BS in Psychology and The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1985. After a one year residency Dr Roth jumped around working as an associate with several dentists before becoming an associate and then a partner on the upper east side of Manhattan. He has 3 children, loves golf, working out and yoga, and listening to all kinds of podcasts
Dr Roth learned how to do high quality operative and prosthetic dentistry by co treating patients for 2 years with his senior dentist which allowed him to become a confident practitioner that was not afraid to treat most dental problems. Dr Roth is proud to say he has restored the mouths of 2 Oscar Winners, several famous pro athletes, and many other wonderful and interesting people!.
Dr Steve as his friends call him went through all of the Dawson Center, Frank Spear curriculum multiple times. He also studied with the Esthetic Advantage , Larry Rosenthal Esthetics courses, Dr. Bill Strupp, and numerous other courses. He tries to do at least 100 hours of CE every year and became a Faculty member at Spear Education.
Dr Roth has worked to bring Myntsmile toothpaste to market and is currently helping build Bridge Solution, Greensky Patient Financing as the best possible solution for all patients.
|Sep 26, 2018|
1089 Endodontics with David Landwehr: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
As a leading practitioner, and speaker, David Landwehr, D.D.S., M.S. serves as a frequent teacher at events focusing on endodontics and oral pathology. Dr. Landwehr’s ongoing work as an opinion leader has positioned him at the forefront of modern endodontic treatment. Dr. Landwehr’s teaching focuses on techniques used daily in his clinical practice that are efficient, evidence based and attainable for any practitioner.
A Wisconsin native, Dr. Landwehr studied as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to earn his D.D.S. at the University of Minnesota. From there, he earned an M.S. degree and certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at The Ohio State University followed by specialty training in Endodontics at the University of Michigan. Since returning to Wisconsin in 1999, Dr. Landwehr has provided exemplary care to patients in a private practice setting
|Sep 25, 2018|
1088 Q and A with Nova Dentalpreneurs: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Howard Farran speaks with the students in Nova Dentalpreneurs at Nova Southeastern University
|Sep 25, 2018|
1087 Mobile Dentistry with Anna Cowdin: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Anna Cowdin grew up in Boerne, TX, graduated from Wake Forest University with a major in Psychology and Minor in Chemistry. Worked as a dental assistant then in dental real estate before attending Roseman University College of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, UT. She is a mother of almost 2 year old Emerson and 3 month old Dillard. Anna and her husband, Adam, started Nomad Dental, a dental office built in a tiny house, during her last year of dental school. They are now up and running with 4 location in downtown Dallas. Anna also just launched Flossy Fix, a subscription box where she chooses dental hygiene products specifically for each subscriber.
|Sep 20, 2018|
1086 Recurring Revenue with Robbie Kellman Baxter: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Robbie Kellman Baxter is the leading expert on how to apply membership and subscription models to build engagement, loyalty and recurring revenue in nearly in business.. As the Principal at Peninsula Strategies LLC, she has advised organizations across over 20 industries on how to leverage subscription pricing, digital community and freemium content to build deeper relationships with the people they serve. Her clients have included health care organizations and professional services providers as well as industry leaders such as Netflix, Electronic Arts and the Wall Street Journal.
As the author of The Membership Economy: Find Your Superusers, Master the Forever Transaction & Build Recurring Revenue, a book that has been named a top 5 Marketing Book of the Year by Inc.com, Robbie coined the popular business term, Membership Economy, which is now being used by organizations and journalists around the country and beyond.
A sought-after writer and keynote speaker, Robbie has presented to alumni organizations at Stanford, Harvard and Haas, associations including the American Nurses Association, the American Society of Association Executives, and the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has been quoted on business issues in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Consumer Reports, and has had pieces published in HBR.org, CNN.com, and the Journal for Quality & Participation.
|Sep 18, 2018|
1085 Talking TruDenta with Patrick Kircher: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Patrick Kircher is an experienced Chief Executive Officer who partners with Dental Professionals, Salespeople, and Executives, to maximize the potential of every business and client. After spending more than a decade working in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and Management, Kircher truly knows what drives the Dental business and its’ Professionals. A coach at heart having been involved in college baseball and professional scouting has continued his passion for helping people maximize the opportunity at hand. The practice of building lasting relationships that ultimately change patient’s lives through practices and products has always been the goal
Kircher has spent the last six years developing his own Dental Service Organization. Having hands on experience across several specialties has provided experience of what it takes to own and operate a dental business. This experience has given him a truly unique perspective in almost every aspect of the dental business that is quite uncommon. Kircher recently took the opportunity to sell his business to an investment backed practice management company to become the owner of TruDenta
Kircher holds a BA from Lyon College as well as a Master of Science from the University of Central Arkansas.
|Sep 14, 2018|
1084 Discussing Endodontics with Sonia Chopra: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Sonia Chopra is a Board Certified Endodontist and founder of Ballantyne Endodontics in Charlotte, NC. When she opened her practice in 2008, her goal was to help patients understand the why and how of their procedure. She works with her local dental community to host seminars and learning events, and has recently launched an online education forum at soniachopradds.com, for general dentists worldwide. Her mission is to share knowledge on perfecting endodontic skills, focusing on thorough diagnoses, delivering compassionate solutions and considering whole patient care. Dr. Chopra is a Director for the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics, and on the CE Committee of the American Association of Endodontists.
|Sep 12, 2018|
1083 Ashford Orthodontics with Sean Thompson: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Sean would refer to himself as a slow starter, but he eventually went on to gain his post graduate diploma in Maxillofacial Prosthetics & Technology at Manchester University whilst working in the Orthodontic & Maxillofacial laboratory at Sunderland Royal Hospital. In 2003 he achieved the only highest possible grade, pass with distinction to date in this speciality, earning him a coveted award from his national body in the process. Prior to this Sean had studied for four years to gain his Dental Technology qualification, and a further four years at Newcastle for his Advanced certificates in Orthodontic Technology and also Prosthodontic Technology. Sean has gained a reputation that is second to none in the field of Orthodontic Technology and he was appointed to the national council of the Orthodontic Technicians Association in 2012 in recognition of this. Sean established Ashford Orthodontics in 2001 due to specialist clinicians needing a laboratory specializing in Orthodontic technology rather than having to send their work to general laboratories which simply dabble in this speciality. Two new directors in Craig Stevens and Graeme Winyard joined in 2005 when Ashford became a limited company, and between them they have over 75 years’ worth of experience in this field. Ashford employs over 50 highly skilled members of staff and bases its success on the quality of the work they produce being directly linked to the quality & training of the staff they employ. Sean has been instrumental in steering the company though its recent successes, seeing Ashford invest heavily as an early implementer in Digital Technology, forming the retainerworld brand in the process, allowing Ashford to create and secure diverse income streams into the lab. This deliberate business model has resulted in rapid but sustainable growth in the last few years, and has firmly established Ashford as a leading light in this field. Ashford is now the Technical strength behind various other company’s, allowing it to expand into the field of 3D scanning and printing which in turn has allowed them to export to Scandanavia, Belgium, The Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. The company continues to expand following it’s seventeen years of continuous growth since inception, and is currently in discussions to increase it’s income streams further with even more new and diverse partnerships.
|Sep 11, 2018|
1082 Small Town Dentistry with Scott Brookshire: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Scott Brookshire is raising a family and practicing in one of North America’s most beautiful places, the Tongass National Forest of Southeast Alaska. Nestled amongst the fjords and misty coastline of Prince of Wales Island, is the small fishing community of Craig. Dr Brookshire has had to finely hone the art of running a small town practice. With an island-wide population of only 5,559, based on 2010 census, there is no room for error. Most everyone is related, so small things can become big problems. By knowing your customer, and having a relationship based philosophy, great things are possible.
|Sep 10, 2018|
1081Discussing ReminderDental with Alan Halls: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Alan is married with 3 daughters, and graduated from Midwestern in 2013. Alan is a serial entrepreneur with multiple businesses, inventions, and patents while practicing dentistry part time.
One business many of the newer dentists may be familiar with is CourseSaver.com which has helped over 75,000 students prepare for their DAT, and other entrance exams. His newest business is ReminderDental which follows the success of CourseSaver offering comprehensive services at only $50 per month.
|Sep 06, 2018|
1080 Talking About The Funnel with Shamil Radia
Shamil Radia started his first online venture 16 years ago and since then has created millions of dollars in new revenue streams for multiple industries across the globe.
He is the co-founder of Bizi360Dental, That Smiling Dentist, BiziMobile, Bizi360 and several other startups, is regularly called upon by the top leaders across the globe to help automate their transactional revenue streams. He is widely known as a pioneer in building online sales funnels.
|Sep 04, 2018|
1079 Discussing Silver Diamine Fluoride with Steve Duffin
Steve is a general dentist in Keizer Oregon. His background is in microbiology and public health dentistry with an emphasis on the care of patients with special needs. He was involved in the early development of the dental program-serving clients for the Oregon Health Plan and served as dental director and CEO of Capitol Dental Care for ten years, before returning to private practice in 2005. In recent years Steve has focused on introducing caries management programs and utilizing silver ion products in countries in the developing world.
|Aug 29, 2018|
1078 The Future of Teledentistry with Dr. Maria Kunstadter : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Kunstadter graduated from U.M.K.C Dental School. While there, she co-founded the U.M.K.C Dental Outreach Program. The program has taken students, facility and alumni to third world countries to provide dental care for 25 years. Dr. Kunstadter has led and participated in over 24 medical mission trips worldwide since 1982.
Dr. Kunstadter has been in private practice of dentistry for over 30 years. In 2001, she co-founded The Smile Salon, the Midwest’s first Dental Spa. In 2004, she was designated an “Innovator “ by the Invisalign Corporation. In 2008, she achieved the designation of Elite Preferred Provider with Invisalign, which is awarded to only 1% of Invisalign providers in the world. Dr. Kunstadter was the first woman dentist to be awarded this honor. She is an international speaker with Invisalign and continued to receive Elite Status during her tenure at the Smile Salon.
In 2013, Dr. Kunstadter was appointed the Dental Director of The PAINS Alliance of Kansas City, an organization developed to address chronic pain nationwide.
She is the co-founder of The TeleDentists, the first Teledental platform to provide dental consultation services to the healthcare industry. Dr. Kunstadter has been a guest speaker at telehealth conferences about teledentistry and is passionate about being able to provide a virtual dentist wherever, whenever a dentist is needed.
|Jul 06, 2018|
1077 Meet Callpop with Joe Strom : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Joe Strom was an Army bratt growing up in Germany and Washington DC. He received a full ride scholarship to The Ohio State university and was commissioned as an Armor officer in the US Army upon graduation. His training was primarily on the M1A1 Abrams Tank and spent 12 years in the US Army Reserves. The first part of his civilian career was spent working in Sales and Sales Management in the bio-tech and Medical Device industry primarily working for Johnson and Johnson. In 2004 a friend talked him into leaving the corporate treadmill and help build a technology SAAS company. This is where he fell in love with technology and how it can help businesses be successful. He was fortunate enough to see this company through an acquisition from its biggest competitor. After a successful transition, he started acquiring rental properties and for a few years he built a successful real estate portfolio of multi-family units. He still had that bug for SAAS startups and in 2015 went to Weave as the VP of Sales. Here is where he was introduced to the dental industry and cut his teeth so to speak. Later that year he left Weave and drove carpool for 18 months. It was then he realized that there was a huge need for information and there needed to be a way to provide this without making offices have big infrastructure changes. Offices wanted a solution that gives them information when calls come in but want it to be easy. That is when Callpop was born.
|Jul 03, 2018|
1076 Get What You Want with Connie Podesta : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Connie says she hates long introductions so let me sum her up in just 25 words.
Two million people.
Hall of Fame speaker.
Former Radio/TV personality.
Human Behavior Expert.
And…( what we all probably could use now and then)….a Therapist.
Bottom line: Get ready! To dig deeper, laugh harder and learn more about how TO GET WHAT YOU WANT out of life than you ever thought possible!
|Jun 29, 2018|
1075 Dental Manufacturing & DSOs with Chad Park, DDS, President & CEO of Acero Crowns, Co-Owner of Bravo Dental Clinics : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran [Part 2/2]
Chad Park is the President and CEO of Acero Crowns, a leading manufacturer of preformed pediatric dental crowns. Dr. Park graduated from dental school in 1996 and completed a GPR residency program at UT School of Dentistry and Hermann Hospital in Houston. He graduated Harvard Business School in 2010. Dr. Park and his wife Dr. Rita Ne own and operate 6 Bravo Dental Clinics throughout Dallas. They have 2 daughters age 8 and 16 and he is a avid Crossfitter.
|Jun 28, 2018|
1074 Dental Manufacturing & DSOs with Chad Park, DDS, President & CEO of Acero Crowns, Co-Owner of Bravo Dental Clinics : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran [Part 1/2]
Chad Park is the President and CEO of Acero Crowns, a leading manufacturer of preformed pediatric dental crowns. Dr. Park graduated from dental school in 1996 and completed a GPR residency program at UT School of Dentistry and Hermann Hospital in Houston. He graduated Harvard Business School in 2010. Dr. Park and his wife Dr. Rita Ne own and operate 6 Bravo Dental Clinics throughout Dallas. They have 2 daughters age 8 and 16 and he is a avid Crossfitter.
|Jun 28, 2018|
1073 Dental Legislation with Rob Roda, DDS, MS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Roda graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada in 1981 and maintained a full-time private general practice in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia for ten years. He returned to school at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas Texas, and received his Masters of Science (Oral Biology) and Certificate in Endodontics in 1993. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 1998. Dr. Roda has published and lectured internationally, most recently co-authoring the chapter on non-surgical retreatment in the 11th edition of Pathways of the Pulp. He is a Visiting Lecturer at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Past President of the American Association of Endodontists, Current President of the Arizona Dental Association, and is an active member the American Dental Association. Dr. Roda is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics, and is an Endodontic Consultant to the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners. He maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Scottsdale, Arizona.
|Jun 26, 2018|
1072 Dental Industry Update with Michael Grant & Dr. Joel H. Berg : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Born in the UK, Michael Grant underwent a typical British boarding school education and studied business in Munich, Germany, on a scholarship from Siemens AG. After working for Siemens Dental for a number of years, he spent 2 years working for a US company in South Korea and 3 years in Australia for Espe prior to its sale to 3M. Following that, Michael was in charge of Espe Premier, Espe’s US subsidiary in Norristown PA for 10 years. For the past 18 years, Michael Grant has been an independent dental industry consultant working with DMG Hamburg, Henry Schein and Hu-Friedy. He is now based in Bangkok, Thailand, where he also has an organic farm 2 1/2 hours north east of Bangkok which specializes in 100% organic production of most fruits and vegetables, including mushrooms as well as producing numerous Thai FDA-certified health foods, beverages and snacks. He’s also about to open a restaurant and farm shop and cottages for organic farm stays are planned for 2019.
Joel H. Berg is Professor and Lloyd and Kay Chapman Chair for Oral Health at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle. Dr. Berg is a board-certified pediatric dentist and was President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for 2012-13. Dr. Berg previously held positions as Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington from 2003-12, as Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Philips Oral Healthcare (Sonicare) from 2000-2003, and as Head of the Scientific Department for ESPE Dental AG (Seefeld, Germany) from 1998-2000. He is the author of the book Early Childhood Oral Health, and of over one hundred manuscripts and book chapters on subjects including dental restorative materials for children and other work related to biomaterials. His current research interests include the development of dental caries prevention programs using risk assessment models and early childhood oral health.
|Jun 25, 2018|
1071 Turn Dental Equipment into Cash with W. Mason Fuller, CEO Atlas Resell Management : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Mason Fuller is currently growing a company called Atlas Resell Management. Their company provides a marketplace for used dental equipment. They help doctors and office managers recover cash from unused dental equipment. Their service is comprehensive by appraising, packaging, storing, negotiating, selling and shipping these goods worldwide. Helping their customers since 2004, Atlas Resell Management will turn dental equipment into cash and solve the used equipment problem.
He is focused on building a team of great people at Atlas where they share a set of values based in fairness, honesty, accountability, helpfulness, learning, and positive attitude. Their focus is centered on being of great benefit to their customers & partners. Mason intends to create a lasting, positive impact in the dental equipment industry.
|Jun 25, 2018|
1070 Orthodontics & Implant Dentistry with Paul L. Ouellette, DDS, MS, AFAAID : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Certified Orthodontist, Paul Ouellette, DDS, MS, AFAAID has dedicated his life to his profession as an educator, inventor, humanitarian, philanthropist, author, entrepreneur and leading proponent of the implementation of cutting edge technology applications in dentistry.
Link to Dr. Ouellette’s “Shake the bone! Tap Tap for Rap!” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBwxEPX9ip4
|Jun 24, 2018|
1069 Making Money After Dental School with Dallin Gomez : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dallin Gomez is 3rd year dental student at the University of Utah. He’s the founder of the mastermind group “Making Money After Dental School,” a group aimed at helping dental students and young dentists learn the business and money side of dentistry. He’s also the founder of candentist.com, a website for young dentists and dental students with tons of free resources and dentist job listings. His favorite people are his wife, Katelyn, and two daughters, Rosemary and Chloe.
|Jun 22, 2018|
1068 Financial Blunders of First-Year Dentists with Travis Slade of Rooted Wealth : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Travis Slade was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. His parents were significantly impacted by the housing crash of 2008 and lost every dime to their name. Seeing poor business decisions mixed with some bad luck inspired Travis to study accounting and bring sound business principles to small businesses. Soon after graduating with a degree in accounting, he worked with his brother’s dental practice and learned first hand the challenges a new dentist faces in running their practice. After working with his brother, he joined Thomas Wirig Doll, a Bay Area Dental CPA firm that serves over 1,000 dentists. It didn’t take long for Travis to realize that his passion in life was helping dentists make smart financial decisions. He is a CPA that specializes in accounting, taxes, and business planning for early-stage dentists.
|Jun 15, 2018|
1067 Dental Marketing with Dr. Jessica Emery : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Jessica Emery is: A wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a Chicago cosmetic dentist, an entrepreneur, a creative, a visionary, a philanthropist, a smile stylist, a girl boss, a LOVER OF LIFE!!
Dr. Emery grew up just outside of Boston, in Worcester, Massachusetts. She followed in her mother's footsteps and attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She opened Sugar Fix Dental Loft in Chicago, completely from scratch and built the practice of her dreams! At Sugar Fix, Dr. Emery has created a spa-like atmosphere treating her patients to white-glove service that she has become known for. She is also the creator behind ALL of Sugar Fix Dental Loft's social media and marketing.
Additionally in the fall of 2016, Dr. Emery launched another business: dental soiree. Dental soiree has been a dream come true for her and holds unlimited potential for the future of dental marketing.
|Jun 15, 2018|
1066 Generate Reviews with Leonard Tau, DMD, FAGD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
After purchasing his practice the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence in Philadelphia in 2007, Dr. Leonard Tau solely used the power of the internet to help grow his new patient base and went against the traditional way of marketing one’s dental office . He lectures nationally and internationally on internet marketing, social media and reputation marketing and its ability to make your dental office more visible and credible. He is also the General Manager of the Dental Division for Birdeye a reputation marketing platform and founder of iSocial Digital a consulting firm that helps dentists develop a comprehensive online marketing plan. His content rich, engaging seminars allow him to bring his first hand experiences to his audiences.
Chosen as one of the top leaders in dental consulting by Dentistry Today, Dr. Leonard Tau DMD is a Dentist, Consultant, Speaker, Practice owner and Podcaster. Few professionals within the dental industry have the level of expertise, knowledge, and passion for the field. He has traveled the country educating dental professionals to help them succeed in growing their practice, reigniting their passion for dentistry and navigating the fast-changing nature of the job. Be sure to check out his podcast, The Raving Patients Podcast available on iTunes.
|Jun 15, 2018|
1065 What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You! with Nancy Zelno, CEO of Dynamic Administrators : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Nancy Zelno, author and leader in healthcare practice improvement, shares the strategies and systems to help your practice improve. Her long history of creating winning results for healthcare teams stems from holding every position in a practice (aside from provider), which has given her a comprehensive understanding of the entire practice.
After more than 15 years in the dental and medical fields and eleven years in corporate settings such as Reader's Digest and IBM, Nancy set out to help numerous healthcare practices master success by helping them organize their practices, stressing the need to work smarter and not harder.
Since 2001, when she founded Dynamic Administrators, Nancy's unique approach to practice
Development has helped her clients to create effortless and fulfilling lives and to grow their practices using a "team-first" approach. She has brought her lively, enlightening presentations to consulting and meetings across the country.
Nancy was awarded the Manchester Who's Who Registry as a Platinum member in the "Honors Edition" for executives and professionals, providing a vast networking platform of more than 200,000 highly accomplished professional worldwide. In 2015, Nancy earned a B.S in Law from Post University.
|Jun 14, 2018|
1064 The Golden Proportion with Neal C. Nealis, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Neal Nealis graduated from the University of Illinois - Urbana engineering school in 1974. He pursued a brief career for two years as a petrochemical engineer building chemical plants for Amoco Chemical Corporation. Upon graduation from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry he entered into private practice in general dentistry. Additionally he has served on faculty at the University of Illinois and Loyola Colleges of Dentistry. He lectures to dentists and dental students on occlusion, aesthetics and practice management. He is past president of the University of Illinois Dental School Alumni Association. He is an active member of the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society and the American Dental Association. He currently practices general dentistry full time in downtown Chicago.
|Jun 14, 2018|
1063 You Can Do It! with Grace Jun, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Grace Jun is a mother of two kids and is married to a dentist. She started dental school at age 33 to escape the difficulties of raising kids. She remembers thinking while in dental school “I got to play while I was in dental school and my real job started when I got home”. Despite the challenges of immigrating to America in 1982 and learning a new language and culture, she struggled through her own mental blocks of being told: “she was stupid”. After many years of schooling with a Bachelors and Masters in Psychology/Behavioral Science, she was exposed to dentistry by her husband, who changed careers from engineering to dentistry also at age 33. Grace Jun graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 2013 and since have opened a dental assisting school and her own practice, Grace Dentistry in Oklahoma City. She is an advocate for women who seek second chances in life and have since become an inspiration to other women who thought it was “too late” for a new career.
|Jun 13, 2018|
1062 Social Video Marketing with Eric Sperling of The Social Television Network : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Eric Sperling is the managing director of The Social Television Network which is a video marketing and advertising company based in Phoenix, Arizona. He started the company back in 2011 after leaving a successful career as a local television anchor and producer. As a sports anchor, he noticed how local media and advertising were shifting to more digital and social platforms. They put their talents as story-tellers to work creating videos for local businesses and teamed up with digital marketing experts to become and all-in-one video marketing solution. The company started in Eric’s upstairs bedroom, but they have grown tremendously over the last 7 years and have just opened one of the largest dedicated social media video advertising production facilities in the Southwest in downtown Phoenix. A majority of their video advertising clients are in the healthcare space, including dentists, orthodontists, and oral surgeons.
|Jun 12, 2018|
1061 Real World, Master Business Coaching with Danny Creed : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Real World, Master Business Coach Danny Creed is an international master business and executive coach, business consultant; trainer, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and international keynote and workshop speaker. (www.realworldbusinesscoach.com). He is a recognized expert in sales, management, and start-up business strategic planning. He is also a business turnaround and marketing specialist with a strong emphasis on business and personal development and growth strategies. Dan is an elite Brian Tracy International Certified Sales Trainer and a Founding Member Trainer and Facilitator of the Brian Tracy Global Corporate Training Courses and the Sales Success Intensive course. Coach Dan has over 13,000 recommendations and has logged to date over 14,000 business coaching, consulting and training hours. He has been involved with 14 successful start-up businesses and over 400 business turnaround challenges. Coach Dan is the unprecedented SIX-time recipient of the FocalPoint International Brian Tracy Award of Sales Excellence.
Some of Coach Dan’s career highlights include;
In December 2011, Coach Dan released his first book, BOOTSTRAP BUSINESS. The book was a collaborative effort as part of an established and highly successful book series with world-renowned business development experts, Tom Hopkins (How to Master the Art of Selling), John Christensen (FISH!) and Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul). His latest book, A Life Best Lived; A story of Life, Death and Second Chances in now available worldwide on Amazon.com and Audible at http://www.businesscoachdan.com/author/. Dan Creeds next book, Real World Business: Straight Talk on Surviving and Thriving in Business, will be available worldwide in 2018. Following this release, his book Mastering the Grind, is planned for a January 2019 release.
|Jun 12, 2018|
1060 Create a Bulletproof Dental Practice with Craig Spodak, DMD, PA : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Excellence in the practice of Dental Medicine is a proud tradition in the Spodak family. Dr. Craig Spodak is a third generation dentist who earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the acclaimed Tufts University, graduating with highest honors. He joined his father, Dr. Myles Spodak, in his practice in Delray Beach, Fla. in 1998 with a dream to change the way patients experience dental care. He inherited the company in 2006 and immediately began to develop a new vision for the modern dental practice with a goal to deliver comprehensive dental care from a team of general and specialty dentists in one convenient, 13,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, LEED Gold Certified facility.
His dream was to change the way patients experience dental care and worked tirelessly to reinvent the patient perception of just how great a dental appointment could be. All phases of dentistry are performed from a team of nine dentists in 18 operatories and surgical suites, in addition to having an on-site lab with lab technicians and master ceramists who provide same-day dentistry. He also places a strong importance on living out the company’s core values, which enables the team to provide patients with the highest caliber of comprehensive dental care while consistently exceeding expectations.
Dr. Craig is a pioneer for eradicating childhood tooth decay and founded the All-Star Smiles Foundation with Marlins’ All-Star fielder, Giancarlo Stanton, in 2016.
He is also committed to helping other dentists uncover costly fees they’re paying for their 401(k) plans and was recently featured in Tony Robbins’ new book, Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook. As the brand ambassador, he is introducing the world to a next generation 401(k) plan.
Dr. Craig has also committed himself to expanding his own professional skills and has garnered various advanced credentials, including becoming a Top 1 Percent provider of Invisalign®. He also lectures nationally about the benefits of this teeth-straightening method.
Beyond his professional interests, Dr. Craig is very active in the Delray Beach community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the All-Star Smiles Foundation that he co-founded with Marlins All-star fielder, Giancarlo Stanton; as a partner with Dr. Peter Boulden on the Bullet Proof Dental Practice podcast; as a partner with Chuck Blakeman on the Get off the Treadmill Summit (GOTT Summit); on the Board of Directors for Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA); has served as Chairman of the Delray Beach Planning and Zoning Board; is a national lecturer for creating team culture in business; is a fitness and motor sports enthusiast; a champion of ecological responsibility; an accomplished private plane pilot; and is conversant in five languages. Spodak Dental Group was named a 2017 Inc5000 fastest-growing business, and Dr. Craig was also featured on the February 2017 cover of The Progressive Dentist Magazine and was named the 2012 Business Person of the Year by the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Along with his wife Zaicha, he lives in Delray Beach, Fla. with their two children, Sage and Gavin.
|Jun 12, 2018|
1059 Oral Care & Overall Health with Dr. Jonathan B. Levine of GLO Science : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Jonathan B. Levine is an esthetic prosthodontist practicing in New York City, Founder of two oral care companies GLO Science and Go Smile, and JBL New York City, Director of Advanced Aesthetics at NYU, international lecturer, author of the textbook, Smile Design, philanthropist, clinician entrepreneur, the Commencement Speaker at Boston University’s (BU) Goldman School in 2017, Chairman of the Board at (BU) Goldman School 2012-2015, Advisory Board Member of BU Goldman School from 2016- Present, and recognized oral health expert currently holding 27 patents for innovations in oral care. His work focuses on oral health, the integration of esthetics and function, technological innovation and oral-systemic medicine. Dr. Levine is passionate about oral systemic medicine and the impact dental professionals have on patient health and well-being, and is committed to delivering that message to the public.
Free E-Book: 5 Ways GLO Science Revolutionizes Tooth Whitening: http://www.dentaltown.com/ebooks/details/20/5-ways-glo-science-revolutionizes-tooth-whitening
|Jun 11, 2018|
1058 Disruptive Advertising with Jacob Baadsgaard : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Jacob Baadsgaard the Founder and CEO of Disruptive Advertising, an INC 500 tech enabled agency that has grown from his independent consulting days to an organization of 85 people servicing over 500 businesses. Jacob has developed a technology and team that specialize in helping companies grow profitably using ad platforms like Google and Facebook.
|Jun 09, 2018|
1057 Top 5 HR No-Nos with Ali Oromchian of Dental & Medical Counsel, PC : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Ali is the founding attorney of the Dental and Medical Counsel, P.C. law firm and one of the nation’s leading legal authorities on topics relevant to doctors. Since its creation, the Dental and Medical Counsel P.C. law firm has been regarded as one of the preeminent law firms devoted exclusively to healthcare professionals.
Clients seek Ali’s advice on practice acquisitions and sales, creation of corporations and partnerships, associate contracts, estate planning, employment law matters, office leasing and state board defense. He is also the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of HR for Health, which is a software as a service platform that provides web-based human resources solutions and advice for health care practice owners and managers.
Additionally, he is recognized as an exceptional speaker and educator that simplifies complex legal and HR topics and has lectured extensively throughout the United States, including audiences such as the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association. He is also a frequent guest lecturer at local dental, veterinarian, optometry and physician societies and study groups. He is frequently quoted and has written articles for numerous magazines and publications. In addition, Ali is the author of “The Strategic Dentist: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Owning a Dental Practice” which guides dentists to build or purchase a successful dental practice by avoiding costly mistakes.
|Jun 08, 2018|
1056 New Grad Tips & Tricks with Dr. Trent Orth & Layla Orth : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Trent Orth is a 2018 graduate from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. He also received his Bachelors of Medical Science from the University of Alberta.
|Jun 08, 2018|
1055 Preventing Developmental Issues with Dr. Jeffrey Brown : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Brown graduated from Georgetown dental in 1986 and built a large practice shortly thereafter. He has been working in the area of TMJ disorders for over 25 years and took over the practice of Dr. Brendan Stack about 5 years ago. He has lectured on TMJ disorders in London, Dubai, Seoul, Washington DC, and Oslo. He currently teaches TMJ and sleep treatment modalities in Toronto. He is very experienced in identifying cranial bone distortions and how they relate to the various disorders including migraines, sleep disordered breathing, and even movement disorders like Tourette’s.
|Jun 08, 2018|
1054 The Future of CBCT Technology with Dr. Dale Miles : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Miles is Adjunct Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology with the University of Texas in San Antonio. He was Chair of the Department of Oral Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky, the graduate program director of Diagnostic Sciences at Indiana University, and has held positions at the University of Connecticut and Dalhousie University, and the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the American Board of Oral Medicine. Dr. Miles has been selected as one of the “TOP CLINICIANS IN CE” for the past 12 years by Dentistry Today. He has authored over 135 scientific articles, 6 radiology textbooks and the best-selling atlas on cone beam imaging, “Atlas of Cone Beam Imaging for Dental Applications”. He has a website for teaching the dental team about digital imaging at http://learndigital.net/ and cone beam imaging at http://doctorconebeam.com/. Dr. Miles has a full-time practice in oral and maxillofacial radiology in Fountain Hills, AZ. To date he has read over 23,000 cone beam scans.
|Jun 08, 2018|
1053 Differentiate Your Practice with Tyson Downs of Titan Web Agency : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Tyson Downs, the owner of Titan Web Agency, has years of experience working with dentists helping them meet their revenues goals. Prior to starting Titan Web Agency, he freelanced in SEO and Web Design while working in the corporate world. Tyson is a graduate of Brigham Young University, the father of 5, and a passionate bodybuilder.
Tyson created a digital marketing agency that truly 'gets it'. They understand what it is like to own and run a small business. They understand the challenges that you go through each day, because frankly, they face many of the same challenges. They treat you like a person, like a friend, not just another 'account'. They speak to you in terms that you can understand. They ‘get’ that you aren’t an SEO expert. All you want is to get more leads coming in. They aren't a low priced, budget, churn and burn agency. They like to say: “You can have quality. You can have low price. But you can't have both.”
If you’re in need of more patients, and are considering a marketing company, consider Titan Web Agency.
|Jun 07, 2018|
1052 Formulate a Winning Presentation with Margy Schaller, President of Laser Pointer Presentations : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Margy Schaller runs a company called Laser Pointer Presentations. She works with people who want more bookings and business presenters who want to make their message stick. As a speaker, she shares a proven formula to create and present inspired content. In fact, she wrote the book, Formulate A Winning Presentation (available on Amazon). As a result of her content coaching, people often share they have more clarity of thought, more confidence in their material, and more impact and influence with their audience members. On a personal note, Margy loves to travel and just completed her first round the world trip last month.
|Jun 07, 2018|
1051 Keep More of Your Money with Bassim Michael, CPA : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Bassim Michael, CPA, CVA, MS is the founder and president of Onlyfordentists.com, a division of Michael & Company, CPA. Bassim and his team are dedicated to helping dentists understand their financial information, improve their profitability and lower their taxes. For more than 20 years, Bassim has worked with hundreds of dentists throughout the United States to help them become better managers and leaders.
Bassim is a frequent speaker on topics such as practice management, tax planning and exit planning. He has been quoted in many articles and publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Wire, and many more.
|Jun 06, 2018|
1050 Biggest Financial Mistakes with Brandon Collier : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Brandon Collier is a practicing attorney and President of Collier & Associates, Inc., a nearly fifty year old firm which specialize in representing dentists nationwide in practice transitions and providing objective unbiased advice regarding the business aspects of their practices, taxes, insurance, investing and how to live a good life.
Brandon also conducts the popular Collier and Associates continuing education seminars. The seminars are tax deductible and located at top destinations throughout the country, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Brandon conducts several week-long seminars each year, as well as shorter specialty meetings targeted to Young Doctors, Retired Doctors, Practice Transitions and Special Advanced Investing Seminars. As with the Newsletter, doctors come to the seminars because of the quality of the content but also enjoy some quality time with colleagues and family. Collier & Associates sells nothing but ideas – no insurance and no investment management services.
|Jun 06, 2018|
1049 Advances in Biological Dentistry with Dr. Karl Ulrich Volz of Swiss Biohealth : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Born in 1964. Achievement of Dental Degree in Ulm, Germany
Dissertation on “ Evidence of Amalgam Elements in Dental Pulp Among Amalgam Patients.” Residency at the “Süddeutsche Zentrum für Orale Implantologie” (Southern German Center for Oral Implantology).
1992, foundation of his first private practice specialized in metal-free dentistry. 1998, certification in Biological Dentistry and in 1999, certification in Implantology. Founder of the BODENSEE ZAHNKLINIK. The Bodensee Zahnklinik has made a name for itself primarily in the field of all-ceramic and implantology. Co-author of the patient guidance booklet, "Zähne gut, alles gut" (“Healthy teeth, all’s well”) and the “Implantology Guidebook“.
From 2001 to 2004, development consultant with the achievement of the zirconium-oxide implant Z-Look, one of the first approved ceramic implants. 2004, founder of the company Z-Systems. 2006, founder of the first ever use of ultra-sonic implants and 2007 founder of ultrasonic applications in membrane technology for bone augmentation. 2007, latest generation of ATZ ceramic implants and CEO of the company, “Swiss Dental Solutions“. 2002 to 2012, development of the first two-piece ceramic implants. 2013-2014 development of the newest generation of onepiece hybrid implants and maturation of the SCC (Short Cut Concept) according to Dr. Volz, which allows you immediate implantation after extraction in the region of molars and immediate temporary restorations. 2016 he founded the Swiss Bio-health Clinic for biological dentistry and medicine. Since 2001, Dr. Volz has performed more than 18,000 ceramic implant placements.
|Jun 04, 2018|
1048 Functional Orthodontics with Dr. Monica Casadei : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Monica Casadei graduated with honors at the University of Bologna in Medicine and Surgery in 1982. She works as a general dentist since 1983 in private practice in Ravenna with her partner and husband Dott. Massimo Testi.
In 1984 she obtained the Post-Graduate Edgewise with Prof. A. Horn in the Tweed technique.
She attended Prof. Langlade's courses for Ricketts technique.
She attended the Donau University from 1998 to 2004 obtaining the Master's degree with Prof. S. Sato in orthodontics: "Orthodontic treatment of functional patients and dysfunctional".
In the gnathological field she attended the courses of Prof. C. Avril, of Prof. Alain Landry, then followed the Postgraduate in gnathology at the University of Vienna with Prof. Slavicek in 1996. Core curriculum with Prof. Slavicek in 2006.
Ordinary member Sido (Italian Society Of Orthodontics). IBO member. Founding member A.I.G. (Italian Gnatology Association) in which she covered the adviser charge from 2008 to 2016. IAAID member (International Academy of Advanced Interdisciplinary Dentistry).
She translated the books of Prof. Sadao Sato: “Orthodontic treatment of malocclusions according to craniofacial dynamics” and "MEAW: orthodontic treatment with the multiloop arc”.
Since 2016 she have been part of the teaching staff of the basic core curriculum of the VIESID Fondation of Prof Rudolf Slavicek.
She teach for the VIESID Foundation a Postgraduate clinical course of orthodontics in Vienna in English 3 years under the patronage of the University of Vienna as a course director and having as guest lecturer Prof Sadao Sato.
She teach for the VIESID Foundation a Postgraduate clinical course of orthodontics in Poznan Poland.
She propose yearly basic and clinical courses of orthodontics with Dr. Dario D'Alessio throughout Italy applying the orthodontic and gnathological concepts of Prof Sadao Sato and Rudolf Slavicek.
|Jun 04, 2018|
1047 Social Media Marketing for Dentists with Shannon Gilpin of Nonnahs Marketing : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Shannon Gilpin is the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Nonnahs Marketing, a social media marketing agency located in Phoenix, AZ. She started the company in 2013 as a freshman in college with her father, Moses Sanchez. Shannon specializes in portrait and branding photography, working with photographers such as Annie Leibovitz. Since then they have grown the agency to serve over 50 professionals like Dentists, Lawyers, Plastic Surgeons through social media content creation & management, Facebook Advertising and photography.
|Jun 01, 2018|
1046 Epic Endo with Dr. Rico D. Short : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Rico D. Short
- Microsurgical Root Canal Specialist
Dr. Rico Short attended the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry (The Dental College of Georgia) to attain a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 1999. In 2002 he earned his post doctorate degree in Endodontics from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Short added the final notch to his belt and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2009. His private practice, Apex Endodontics P.C, was opened in 2004 and is located in Smyrna Georgia just outside Atlanta.
Dr. Short has almost 20 years of experience in dentistry and over 15 years in endodontics. He is an expert consultant in endodontics to the Georgia Board of Dentistry and an assistant clinical professor at The Dental College of Georgia in Augusta. He is a independent national lecturer and is endorsed by the American Association of Endodontists speaker’s bureau. In addition, he has treated numerous celebrities from actors, producers, writers, comedians, television anchors, sport athletes, and music artists. He is affectionately known as “The Root Canal Specialist To The Stars.”
Dr. Short has written articles and published in several journals including Dentistry Today (He made the exclusive cover April 2013), Inside Dentistry, UpScale Magazine, Rolling Out Magazine, and the Journal of Endodontics. He has lectured at the American Dental Association and the National Dental Association annual meetings, in addition throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Dr. Short’s work has been published in dental journals around the world with opportunities to speak in China and the Philippines. Furthermore, Dr. Short has a very robust online presence in dentistry. He has over 3,000 followers in LinkedIn worldwide and over 10,000 followers on FaceBook explaining various dental procedures and current trends in dentistry.
Dr. Short was named one of the Top 40 Dentist under 40 in America by Incisal Edge Magazine in 2013 and has been named in Dentistry Today consistently as one of the top leaders in continuing education. He his a frequent contributor to online dental journals as well. In addition, he has made several guest appearances on local and national radio / television stations. In June 2012, he spoke on Trinity Broadcast Networks to over 80 million households worldwide dispelling myths about root canal therapy and optimizing oral health.
Dr. Short has received several prestigious awards and accolades throughout his career. He is very philanthropic in his community. Dr. Short has established an annual scholarship at The Dental College of Georgia in Augusta, formally known as The Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. He is an American Dental Association Success Speaker and a graduate of the Institute of Diversity and Leadership Program. With this knowledge, Dr. Short travels around the country speaking to senior dental students about the future of dentistry. In addition, he volunteers at various non-profit organizations and charity dental clinics. In October 2012, Dr. Short was selected as a panelist for the Affordable Care Act. He was invited to The White House to give his personal opinion about how The Affordable Care Act would affect both businesses and citizens of our country from a healthcare provider perspective.
Dr. Short is also a motivational speaker and author. His new book entitled “Getting to the Root of Your Problem” 365 Days of Inspirational Thinking is considered one of the most thought provoking self published books to date. He travels abroad teaching people to tap into their God given potential to make a positive difference in society. Dr. Short is married to Angela Short who is a dental hygienist. They have two children Jayla and Ava.
Oldest Root Canal Video - Filmed in 1917 by M. L. Rhein, MD, DDS
|Jun 01, 2018|
1045 Medical Management of Dental Caries with Dr. Joel H. Berg : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Joel H. Berg is Professor and Lloyd and Kay Chapman Chair for Oral Health at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle. Dr. Berg is a board-certified pediatric dentist and was President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for 2012-13. Dr. Berg previously held positions as Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington from 2003-12, as Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Philips Oral Healthcare (Sonicare) from 2000-2003, and as Head of the Scientific Department for ESPE Dental AG (Seefeld, Germany) from 1998-2000. He is the author of the book Early Childhood Oral Health, and of over one hundred manuscripts and book chapters on subjects including dental restorative materials for children and other work related to biomaterials. His current research interests include the development of dental caries prevention programs using risk assessment models and early childhood oral health.
|Jun 01, 2018|
1044 Disruptive Technologies with Prof. Faleh Tamimi Marino : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Tamimi is a dentist who holds 2 clinical certificates, in Geriatric Dentistry, and in Implant-Prosthodontics, respectively, as well as a Ph.D. in Biomaterials and a postdoctoral position at McGill University for two years. Currently he is a Canada Research Chair in Translational Craniofacial Research, and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry of McGill University.
Dr. Tamimi’s research interests are in finding solutions to relevant clinical problems through the development and application of new biomaterials and pharmacological treatments.
He has published over 104 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals. And his publications have been highlighted in the public media (i.e. print, radio and television interviews in media such as Newsweek Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Radio Canada, CTV, Global News).
Dr Tamimi is also involved in knowledge transfer activities. He along with a group of researchers and software developers created a web application (www.ebhnow.com) that is helping dentists from all over the world access scientific evidence to improve the treatment of their patients.
|May 31, 2018|
1043 Effective Dental Marketing with Ken Newhouse, DC : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Ken Newhouse, Founder of the online community FunnelTribes.com (and host) of the Get Clients Now Podcast. Ken created these platforms to pioneering marketing, persuasive communication and sales strategies for high-growth professionals and business owners. Ken is also the creator of Sales ControlTM ... a system that teaches you how to active your patient’s Genetic Buying TriggersTM, which increases case acceptance, production, referrals and retention.
|May 31, 2018|
1042 Screening for Sleep Disordered Breathing with Mark Burhenne, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Mark Burhenne is a bestselling author and family dentist who has been in private practice 30 years. His focus is preventative and functional care with patients who come to him from all over the world. He received his degree from the Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is a TEDx speaker and his advice regularly appears on NPR, CNN, Prevention, Men's Health, and MindBodyGreen, and national television. He is the author of AsktheDentist.com, co-founded with his daughter in 2010. Dr. Burhenne believes that the mouth is the gateway to health in the rest of the body. His blog AsktheDentist.com is dedicated to helping people beyond the scope of his practice. He wrote the Amazon bestseller The 8 Hour Sleep Paradox: How We Are Sleeping Our Way to Fatigue, Disease and Unhappiness for his - and your patients - after experiencing the the disconnect between the medical profession and diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. Personal Interests are mountain biking, skiing, photography, family, preventative medicine, natural health, nutrition, health education. He is most often referred to as Dr. B by his patients.
|May 31, 2018|
1041 The Golden Rule with Dr. Mark E. Mosier, DDS, FAGD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Mosier possesses over 30 years of experience in dental management. As a coach, leader, lecturer, and author of countless management articles, success seems to follow him down every avenue. His skills include strategic planning, organic growth, employee relations, conflict resolution, communications, marketing, and efficiency; with an emphasis in dental group practice.
Simply put, he places a strong focus on improving the quality of life for his clients by simplifying business systems and increasing productivity, all without sacrificing quality.
As a third-generation dentist, whose grandfather co-founded the American Academy of Dental Practice Administrators, Dr. Mosier’s DNA is strung together with the principles of practice administration and management.
Following in the footsteps of his role models, he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, DDS from the University of Missouri School of Dentistry/Kansas City, and obtained his Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.
After building his first highly successful dental practice, Dr. Mosier was invited to step into the full-time management arena. Since, he has been utilizing his love for teaching in two dental schools and developing group dental practices for dentists, owners, and private equity.
Once he discovered his passion for consulting with groups, having grown a de novo group into a success, group practice development became his prime focus.
In addition to receiving honors for his achievements, Dr. Mosier has been appointed and elected to several national leadership positions. Currently, he is an active member of the board of directors for the American Academy of Dental Group Practice (AADGP), among other prestigious positions in the industry.
In his free time, you can find Dr. Mosier flying airplanes, attacking the hills of Texas on his mountain bike, or with his family at church. He and his wife, Darcie, have three children: a son in high school, a daughter in college, and their oldest son and his wife; who have blessed them with two grandkids.
|May 30, 2018|
1040 HD Cameras for Loupes and Lights with Paule Delaney & Jenna Farmer of LoupeCam : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Paule Delaney graduated in 1998 with an International Masters Degree from the European School of Management, an elite international school that took her through the curriculum in Paris, France; Oxford, United Kingdom; and Berlin, Germany. She fluently speaks French, English and German, in addition to possessing a good working knowledge of Spanish.
In 1999, she was recruited as a Director of Business Development for a young Telecom company in Montreal, Canada where she contributed to expanding the business. The company was rapidly acquired by a big communication consortium prior to the industry’s peak. In 2004, she moved to the United States of America and decided to utilize her previous background to create LoupeCam® - pioneering a new multimedia imaging product (both hardware and software) that is highly regarded as a fundamental tool for internationally-renowned medical and dental professionals world wide.
|May 30, 2018|
1039 The Business of Dentistry with Warren Bobinski : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Warren Bobinski started in the dental business with his father when he was about 6 years old. His father worked for a well established supply house in Canada called Ash Temple. His mother and father were divorced for many years, and Warren spent the summers and vacations driving all over Saskatchewan in his fathers car selling dental supplies and servicing equipment. His mother moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba where Warren completed high school.
After graduation from high school in 1983, Warren started a career as a produce clerk at Superstore. About 9 months after graduation he thought this may be his future. As a rebellious teen in school, Warren didn’t get the high marks necessary to pursue an academic career. He was however a very ambitious young man!
His father invited him to join the family owned Dominion Dental Supply company in February of 1984.
Warren learned “everything dental” in his many decades in the business. Constant improvement is a driving factor in his career. His education involved learning everything about dental supplies, tearing apart dental equipment, understanding pneumatics, electronics. He learned business. Taking orders, inventory management, marketing. Profit margins. Human resources.
Dominion Supply operated for a few years and eventually formed a partnership with Sinclair Dental when it was still owned by the Sinclair family. This partnership existed until the business was purchased in the early 1990s by Dr. Arjang Nowtash. Dr. Nowtash then bought out Warren’s father…and Warren decided to move on about a year later to a company called Arcona, which eventually was purchased by Henry Schein.
Over time, Warren has developed a large network in the dental business. CEO of major manufacturers, top sales people, consultants…and even met with Dr. Howard Farran to discuss an app and electronic magazine!
|May 30, 2018|
1038 Innovating Technologies with Dr. Bruce Lieberthal, Chief Innovation Officer at Henry Schein, Inc. : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Bruce serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for Henry Schein, Inc., reporting to Jim Harding, Henry Schein’s Global CTO. Previously, from 2009 until this year, he was the Vice President, Emerging Technologies for Henry Schein, Inc., reporting to the president of Schein’s Global Practice Solutions Group. Bruce also has oversight responsibility for Henry Schein Medical Systems (MicroMD) and the DDX business. He led the ConnectDental team for 2 years and currently works closely with the Corporate Business Development Group advising them on technology opportunities. He started, at Henry Schein, as the Director of Product Management to the leadership team in Utah when Discus Dental Software was acquired by HSI in May 2007 and was promoted, in 2008, to Vice-President of Product Management and Development, managing all of HSPS’ software lines and development teams. Bruce was the founder of Direct Vision Software, the General Manager of Discus Dental Software and has been a leader in dental technology for more than 30 years. He practiced dentistry for 14 years between 1984 and 1997, and brings much knowledge to the Henry Schein team.
|May 30, 2018|
1037 Real Time Imaging with Dr. Daniel Uzbelger Feldman : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Uzbelger Feldman has been granted with several awards on his proprietary low-dose dynamic radiography pioneering NeoImaging breakthrough. In 2014, this concept received the Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry Dare-to-Design Reader's Choice Award at the Medtech Design Challenge. He is the 2013 William H. Rollins Award recipient established by the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR) to recognize an individual with an outstanding body of research in the field of dental radiology. By the first time in dental history, his other research area of expertise has showed evidence of the cervical plexus nerve implication in dental anesthesia failures and cardiac jaw pain which lead to the development of an improved intraoral cervical plexus anesthetic technique. These efforts have guided to the accessory innervation theory substantiation in dental anesthesia. Dr. Uzbelger Feldman has been a reviewer at three prestigious dental/medical journals (Clinical Anatomy, JADA & JDR). He received his Odontologist dental degree (DDS equivalent) from Central University of Venezuela in 1995 and his Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics from Carlos J. Bello Hospital in 1997. His private practice in Venezuela, where he worked from 1995 to 2003, was limited to Endodontics. During those years, he practiced at the Miss Venezuela Organization affiliated dental office among other prestigious practices in Caracas. He obtained the Honorific Mention award “Pedro Henriquez” for best research in the Venezuelan Society of Endodontics (SVE) 1995-1997. Dr. Uzbelger Feldman worked 2 years as a clinical instructor in the Undergraduate Program of the Department of Endodontics at Central University of Venezuela and 5 years as a professor of Endodontics in the Post-Graduate Program of the Venezuelan Red Cross. He was the Secretary of the Commission of the XI National Meeting and XII International Symposium of the SVE, 1999- 2001 and also assisted at the AAOMR Strategic Planning Committee from 2009-13/2015-16. Since 2003, Dr. Uzbelger Feldman has been teaching and researching in the Department of Endodontology at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry (TUKSoD) where he earned his DMD certificate in 2006. At TUKSoD, he is former Director of the Current Literature Review II Course, Post-Graduate Endodontology Program; former Co-Director of the Advanced Rotary Endo Course and former Co-Director of the Clinical Endodontology Course, Third Year Predoctoral Students. Currently, he is involved with research activities at TUKSoD in the low-dose dental imaging, accessory innervation in dental anesthesia and endodontic obturation materials fields. With 22 years of experience, he worked five years at the private practice in Philadelphia, PA and now he serves patients in the Cleveland, OH suburbs.
|May 30, 2018|
1036 Go Rural! with Dr. Jennifer Sarsland & Dr. Noah Piskorski : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Doctor Jennifer Sarsland was born and raised in Bowman, ND. Dr. Sarsland earned her Bachelor of Business degree from The University of Mary in Bismarck, and after working in the insurance industry for a few years, decided to go back to school to pursue dentistry. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln, May 2011, and moved back to her hometown to join Dr. Patrick Kelly’s practice. Dr. Sarsland is a member of the American Dental Association, North Dakota Dental Association and West Slope District Dental Society. She enjoys keeping up on advances in dentistry by reading the latest dental literature and attending a wide variety of continuing education courses. Dr. Sarsland’s husband Curt also grew up in the Bowman area. They currently ranch northwest of Rhame and Curt runs a carpet cleaning business. In their spare time they enjoy following their four children, Caleb, Julie Claire, Gabe and Anna in their various activities.
Doctor Noah Piskorski was born and raised in Ord, NE. Dr. Piskorski studied Nutritional Science at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln, May 2011. After graduation he moved back to his hometown and worked as an Associate for three years in the nearby town of Burwell, NE. He then had the opportunity to work for Family Fist Dental in Ord for one year before buying the practice. Dr. Piskorski is a member of the American Dental Association and Nebraska Dental Association. When not at the office he is spending time with his girlfriend Georgina, her daughter Haezel, and their 6-month-old son Edwin. With what little time he has left he enjoys playing golf and tennis, gardening, and mead making.
|May 29, 2018|
1035 Think from the Eyes of a Patient with Carrie Ibbetson, RDH : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Carrie Ibbetson’s 20+ year career in dentistry includes dental assisting, front office, office managing, hygienist, sales, consulting and speaking, allowing her to understand challenges and create solutions from multiple facets. When not focusing on the professional side of the industry, she spends ample time with the consumer population, helping mentor the public into successful oral health and wellness.
Her non-clinical skill set includes marketing, office mentoring, podcasting, video producing, speaking, blogging, sales and oral health coaching. She is a KOL (Key Opinion Leader) for dental companies, and stays immersed in what the progressive dental world has to offer. She can be found online at www.Carrieibbetson.com and www.OralHealthCoaching.com. Her podcast, “Healthy Mouth Healthy Life”, is on iTunes and her docu-series “Coming Clean – My Journey Back to a Healthy Mouth” is on YouTube.
|May 29, 2018|
1034 Continually Advancing Technology with Jens T.W. Kuhn, President of Kettenbach : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Jens T.W. Kuhn
--Father of three children
--Enjoys horseback riding and traveling
--Bachlor of Business Administration from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
--MBA and Master of International Business from Loyola University, Chicago, IL
--Started professional career as strategic marketing consultant
--Moved on to work in the international marketing division of a pharmaceutical company
--Started Dental career at Kettenbach GmbH & Co. KG, Germany twenty years ago
--First eight years as Vice President of Sales
--Then two years augmented responsibility as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
--For the past ten years as president
--In 2007 founded Kettenbach L.P., the exclusive US distributor of Kettenbach GmbH & Co. KG from Germany
|May 28, 2018|
1033 Dentures, Composites & Adhesion with Dr. Krzysztof Kris Polanowski : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Krzysztof Kris Polanowski dentist, lecturer, practicing dentist. He runs over 100 sessions in many countries. From couple years Kris runs workshops for Cosmedent and publish many articles in Dental magazines. Active Dentist knowing dental job from practical sides, focused on “real dentistry”.
|May 26, 2018|
1032 Biological Dentistry & Ceramic Implants with Dr. Dominik Nischwitz : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Dominik Nischwitz aka. Dr. Dome is Specialist in Biological Dentistry and Ceramic Implants, Founder of the DNA Health&Aesthetics – Center for Biological Dentistry in Tübingen/Germany, Founder of Bioaesthetics which is the company for hypoallergenic, vegan, organic supplements.
He is the current Vice President of the ISMI – International Society for Metalfree Implantology. He is Expert in the field of nutrition, micronutrients, oral and intravenous orthomolecular medicine as well as the inventor of the FOOD DESIGN Concept and the perisurgical orthomolecular supplementation protocol called BONE HEALING PROTOCOL.
Besides being a surgeon he is a natruopathic and functional medicine practitioner as well as International speaker.
|May 25, 2018|
1031 The Future of Dental Lab Technology with Larry Rips, CDT : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Larry demonstrates passion and commitment for both the creative and technical aspects of the lab. Dental Laboratory Associates benefits from his 30 years of dedication to the precision craft of emerging dental lab technologies and an absolute understanding of the importance of high customer service.
Larry is currently a faculty member of the AAID Toronto TiMax Implant Course, the Toronto East Implant Continuum and is the chair of a Spear Education Study club that he also runs, his clinical understanding and treatment planning knowledge is his forte. Being an integral part of our clients Clinical dental team and is always available with his knowledge and expertise to assist you chair side whenever needed.
Larry’s passion is helping clients and their patients so that their experience when working with our Laboratory is both stress free and enjoyable.
He is responsible for coordinating the treatment and case planning between our clients and our Laboratory as well as assisting chairside whenever needed.
Larry’s passion and enthusiasm for what he does is contagious but don’t disturb him while he’s watching his beloved Liverpool FC.
|May 25, 2018|
1030 Behind The Smiles with Ian Young & Dr. Gina Dorfman of YAPI : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Content Manager Ian Young & Dr. Gina Dorfman of YAPI interviewed Howard for Behind The Smiles, Stories to inspire and motivate the dental community.
|May 23, 2018|
1029 Oral Scanners, Clear Aligners & CAD/CAM with Lars Christian Lund, Vice President, Corporate Business Development & Marketing at 3Shape : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Lars Christian Lund is the Vice President Corporate Business Development & Marketing of 3Shape, a developer of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions for the dental and audio industries.
An experienced med-tech VP with over 10 years executive management experience from market leading international companies, Lund leads the 3Shape Global Marketing team and business development with focus on strategic account leadership, market development, M&A and corporate development.
Based on a strong educational foundation from some of the best business schools in the world, Lund possess a strong leadership track record with strong financial results & top ratings from colleagues, employees, customers & managers. Through sharp analytical skills, teamwork, persistence and a strong focus on the customer, Lund is capable of covering a wide range of positions within sales, marketing, general management, business development and change management.
|May 23, 2018|
1028 A Passion for Aesthetics with Dr. Nina Bal : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr Nina Bal is an award winner cosmetic Dental Surgeon and Facial Aesthetics practitioner who, in 2008, graduated at the top of her year with distinction (BDS magna cum laude) in Italy, and gained a highly respected diploma after completing a one-year Postgraduate in Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry in London.
A member of the General Dental Council, she is also a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and SaveFace (the National Register of Accredited Practitioners who provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments in UK).
Dr Nina in 2017 has been shortlisted as one of the best young dentists in the UK by the highly prestigious Dental Awards and she is the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2018 winner in Uk in the Facial Aesthetics category – Full facial treatment .
She also is the official cosmetic dentist in the UK tv show ‘Bodyfixers “ series 2 on E4.
Her work has been featured many times in the Evening Standard Magazine, Forbes, Metro , The Sun, The Mirror.
Passionate about continued learning, Dr Nina regularly attends expert training, conferences and courses worldwide, conducted by top pioneers in the dental and aesthetics industry.
Dr Nina is passionate about enhancing a patient’s innate beauty. Her philosophy is ‘less is more’ and she loves to make subtle aesthetic tweaks that lead to excellent, yet natural, results.
Abiding by the Golden Ratio of Beauty – the mathematical symmetry algorithm that underlies our perception of attractiveness – she can transform a face aesthetically within minutes.
Dr Nina’s services include restorative cosmetic dentistry, facial aesthetic treatments and aesthetic medicine, non-surgical cosmetic procedures and non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments.
|May 23, 2018|
1027 Work Hard & Hustle with Dr. Jon Winnyk : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Jon Winnyk is a general dentist who has been in practice for 4 years in Columbus Ohio. He graduated in 2014 from The Ohio State University. He is an owner of a Comfort Dental franchise, which are located across the country in many states including Colorado, Ohio, Washington, Kansas, Arizona, and Texas. He, along with his partners, have grown their dental office from $2.3 million in collections in 2013 to almost $5 million in collections in 2017. Jon and his partners own the largest Comfort Dental in the country and rank 2nd in collections out of 124 offices nationwide. He has been happily married to his wife Lauren for 4 years and they are about to celebrate the first birthday of their son Aleksander. Jon would like to discuss some tips for dental students just learning how to treat patients, new dentists trying to figure out career and life strategies, and any dentist trying to increase their production, make a better living, and enjoy their profession and career a little more. Jon believes that a little hard work can go a long way in growing your practice and success.
|May 23, 2018|
1026 Let’s Talk Implants with Dr. Philip J. Gordon & Dr. Christopher W. Barrett : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Philip J. Gordon and Dr. Christopher W. Barrett stopped by the house on the way to an Implant Pathway course to discuss all things dental implants. Be sure to check out Episode #635 that we recorded with Dr. Gordon (http://www.dentaltown.com/blog/post/6565/635-implant-dentistry-with-philip-gordon-dds) and his Dental Implant Practices podcast where he interviews the industry’s top clinicians in dental implantology (http://www.dentaltown.com/blog/705/dental-implant-practices/podcast).
|May 22, 2018|
1025 The Queen of Good Air with Erin E. Elliott, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Elliott grew up south of Boise (in Orange County, CA…. shhh… Don’t tell anybody). After playing college soccer and graduating summa cum laude from Houghton College in Houghton, NY, Dr. Elliott graduated top 5 from Creighton University Dental School in Omaha, NE. She moved to North Idaho as soon as she could. Dr. Elliott loves helping her patients not only smile but sleep better too! When she is not working (which is a lot just ask her family), she loves to spend time with her family of 3 boys (her husband Tom included!), travel, lecture and speak to other dental teams about snoring and sleep apnea awareness, play soccer, golf and read.
|May 21, 2018|
1024 Always Do Your Best with Dr. Bicky Tran : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Bicky Tran is a 2000 graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry. She is now in private practice in old town Scottsdale. When she’s not hovering over a tooth, you will most likely find her tending to her mini-farm at the office. Over the years, she has cared for 8 vegetable gardens beds, 2 peach trees, 1 nectarine, 1 plum, 3 passion fruit vines, multiple citrus plants, and pomegranate bushes. She has threatened to add chickens, but her staff is not allowing that to happen.
|May 18, 2018|
1023 The Future of Implant Dentistry with Randolph Resnik, DMD, MDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Randolph Resnik is a leading clinician, educator, researcher, and author in the field of prosthodontics and oral implantology. Dr. Resnik received his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation from dental school, he continued his training at the University and received a specialty degree in Prosthodontics. Dr. Resnik then furthered his post-graduate education at the University of Pittsburgh by completing a fellowship in Oral Implantology, while also earning a master's degree for his research on dental implants. He has spent the last 30 years working alongside Dr. Carl Misch, serving as surgical director of the Misch International Implant Institute and Chief of Staff. During that time, Dr. Resnik established himself as one of the world's experts in dental implant radiology, while also continuing to improve educational protocols in implant dentistry through the Misch Institute. Dr. Resnik serves on faculty positions at numerous universities, including The University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.
Along with his passion for lecturing and education, Dr. Resnik is also an accomplished author, having published numerous research articles across his career. His recent textbook “Avoiding Complications in Oral Implantology” is a best seller. He has also been a contributing author to all three editions of Contemporary Implant Dentistry and two editions of Dental Implant Prosthetics.
|May 17, 2018|
1022 Meet Orthobrain with Dr. Dan German : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Thirty years ago, Dr. Dan German started an orthodontic practice which became one of the largest privately held practices of its kind in the country. He served on the faculty of the Ohio State University where he trained post-doctoral residents and was an attending clinical doctor until 2016, when he founded orthobrain™. Dr. German is well known throughout the dental world for treating and educating professionals on how to correct the entire spectrum of malocclusions, all while rendering exceptional service. Dr. German is devoted to solving dental problems using new and better solutions. He helped develop systems for an easy and precise way to place braces without any lab work.
Dr. German pioneered the use of Clear Aligners for orthodontics. His techniques
For more than 25 years, Dr. German has shared his knowledge and insight about orthodontic diagnoses, treatment plans, and appliance design with specialists and general practitioners. His articles have been published in major dental and orthodontic journals and he has presented at national association conferences. Dr. German has traveled the world as a keynote speaker, teaching the clinical aspect of orthodontics and practice development to specialists and general practitioners. He recently participated in a two-week teaching tour starting in Australia where he lectured at the National Orthodontic Society, the University of Sydney, and the Equilibration Society in Chicago. He also presented at the American Association of Orthodontists annual, international meeting, which attracted nearly 15,000 people from around the world. Dr. German received the coveted Distinguished Alumni award from the University of Louisville Orthodontic Department. It is only the second time in the history of the school that the award has been bestowed.
Through the years, Dr. German’s mission has remained the same: to create raving fans while transforming the way dental healthcare is delivered.
|May 17, 2018|
1021 A Model for Success with Brady Frank, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Frank is an international clinical and business lecturer, inventor, and founder of multiple companies in the dental space. He has owned multiple private dentist-owned groups (DDSOs) since 2001 when he graduated from Marquette Dental School. He is a founding member of the DDSO Alliance. Text "freebook" to 31996 for a FREE copy of “Transition Time”
See Howard speak at DDSO Live at the Phoenician Scottsdale Resort on June 23rd, 2018. Townies are offered a VIP rate of $897. For more information visit ddsolive.com/scottsdale
|May 16, 2018|
1020 Increase Patient Flow & Case Acceptance with Harold Meredith : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Harold Meredith has been in exclusively in the dental field helping Dentist’s to manage and market their practices since 1990. He has visited over 5,000 dental offices in North America.
|May 16, 2018|
1019 Teamwork Makes the Dream Work with The Reflections Dental Care Team : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Founded in 2004 by a fresh graduate from the College of Dentistry at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Lance Schmidt. A glutton for punishment, Dr. Schmidt had actually just finished an extra year of study, completing the prestigious and highly selective Advanced Education of General Dentistry program, also at OU.
After consulting with an experienced dental practice transition attorney, dental CPA and dental practice consultant (with over 90 years experience in dentistry combined), he bought a practice at the age of 28. After highly overpaying for this practice, he then proceeded to work 7 days a week for the next three years - moonlighting at other clinics in addition to his 4 clinical days a week, at Reflections. He even mowed his own lawn and did the weekend cleaning during that time, just to keep his head above water.
Finally, after three years of abject misery, struggling just to make ends meet, he and his wife, Stephanie, who also worked at the clinic as the sole dental hygienist, were finally able to write themselves a paycheck.
He then proceeded to flip the traditional start-up model on its head. So usually a young dentist goes in to partner with a dentist nearing retirement, at their practice. In Dr. Schmidt’s case, he hired one to come work for him. In the process, he met a lot of his loyal patients and when the other dentist was ready to retire, Dr. Schmidt merged three practices into one and soon hired his first ever associate dentist.
After deciding to focus on growth and developing leaders within the office in 2012, the practice has grown 220%. They have a team of 18 people including three total dentists, three full-time hygienists, four dental assistants, a variety of admin personnel and even their own marketing director.
Also joining us today, in addition to and at the request of their Commander in Teeth, are some key members of the team. Joining us are both Associate Dentists, Dr. Kimberly Greenlee and Dr. Marie Bockus.
Dr. Bockus earned her doctorate from University of Oklahoma and is married with three young kids, speaking of which, she actually enjoys treating children and provides that service whenever possible at Reflections, thus extending the life expectancy of the other doctors by at least ten years.
Dr. Greenlee earned her undergrad at Texas Christian University but added her dental doctor initials also at the University of Oklahoma. Married with two boys, she’s practiced dentistry for over ten years and really enjoys a good root canal.
Also joining us today are: Executive Assistant Kensie, Hygiene Team Leader Nicole, Her partner in crime Betsy, Front Office Team Leader Lindsey, Acting Dental Assistant Team Leader Ebony, Current Call Take and Transferrer but future student at OU’s College of Dentistry Ali, and finally their in-house Marketing Director Chris Lam.
|May 15, 2018|
1018 Meet TrueJaw with Christian Pusateri : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Christian Pusateri is head of sales and marketing for Dental Engineering Laboratories, a medical technology company owned and operated by Stephen Buchanan on Santa Barbara, CA. He has worked directly and as a consultant for implant companies around the world. Christian has worked in the medical technology and Implantology markets over the last 9 years and has facilitated more than a hundred oral surgery hands-on courses.
|May 15, 2018|
1017 Ethics & Metrics with Dr. Max Meinerz : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Max is a general dentist from Elm Grove, WI; a smaller town outside of Milwaukee. He has been in private practice for 5 years since graduating from Marquette University and has a dream of retiring in a world where the Green Bay Packers win the superbowl every year and private dental practices still thrive and do not look like today’s medical practice with crappy customer service and no real relationships with patients. Max and his wife Susan, a Pediatric Dentist, live with their dog Gilbert Brown and In their free time they enjoy hiking, binge watching Netflix and helping to run a small 501c3 called United By PAT, chartered to providing dental care to those with big need and little access.
|May 14, 2018|
1016 Professional Practice Transitions with William S. Barrett, Esq. CEO of Mandelbaum Salsburg : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Bill Barrett is the CEO of Mandelbaum Salsburg PC, a full service law firm headquartered in Roseland, New Jersey where he employs approximately 115 people, including 70 lawyers. Bill chairs the Firm’s Professional Practice Transitions and Business Law Practice Groups and has nearly 20 years of experience representing a wide range of businesses, with a unique specialty in mergers and acquisitions. He is known throughout the industry as a deal maker and problem solver who provides personal attention to his clients and who applies a collaborative and collegial approach to see a transaction to completion. Bill has successfully managed the transition of hundreds of businesses and professional practices throughout the United States and focuses much of his time in the dental space handling transactions such as purchases and sales, associate buy-ins, startups and the structuring of management services organizations.
|May 12, 2018|
1015 Membership Plans with Dave Monahan, CEO of Kleer : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dave Monahan is the CEO of Kleer, is an advanced, cloud-based platform that enables dentists to easily design and manage their own Membership Plan and offer it directly to their patients. Kleer is turn-key and free to implement. Kleer’s mission is simple: partner with dentists to increase the value of their practices by making dental care accessible and affordable to everyone.
Dave has a passion for creating technology-enabled businesses that improve people’s lives. Prior to joining Kleer, Dave served as the President and CEO of FitLinxx, a leader in the wearables market, where he created simple, affordable and connected wearable devices for the medical and sports markets. FitLinxx devices enabled patients to monitor and manage chronic conditions and athletes to monitor and improve their performance.
Dave is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Loyola University, and resides in the Greater Philadelphia area. Dave is married and has 3 children, ages 12, 14 and 16. When Dave is not coaching his kids’ teams, he finds time to exercise, travel and play any sport or competitive activity that he or his friends can dream up.
|May 11, 2018|
1014 Transform Lives & Increase Wealth with Jay Abraham, Founder & CEO of Abraham Group Inc. : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
As Founder and CEO of Abraham Group, Inc. (Los Angeles, California), Jay has spent his entire career solving problems and fixing businesses. He has significantly increased the bottom lines of over 10,000 clients in more than 400 industries, and over 7,200 sub industries, worldwide. Jay has dealt with virtually every type of business. He has studied, and solved, almost every type of business question, challenge and opportunity.
Jay has an uncanny ability to increase business income, wealth and success. He uncovers hidden assets, overlooked opportunities and undervalued possibilities. This skill set has captured the attention and respect of CEOs, best-selling authors, entrepreneurs and marketing experts. Jay’s clients range from business royalty to small business owners. But they all have one thing in common – virtually all of them have profited greatly from Jay’s expertise. Many clients acknowledge that Jay’s efforts and ideas have lead to millions of dollars of profit increase.
|May 11, 2018|
1013 Growing Businesses & Building Leaders with Dana Salisbury, COO of Classic Practice Resources : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dana (Pardue) Salisbury is the Chief Operations Officer of Classic Practice Resources, Inc. a practice management firm based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A self-proclaimed "dental brat" she began selling and setting up distributorships for the Metalift(TM) Crown & Bridge Removal System at the ripe old age of 19. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and after graduating joined Classic Practice Resources full time, moving up the ranks to her current position within the company. She primarily handles the administration tasks behind the scenes at Classic Practice but is moving into the realm of service delivery through analyzing mystery shopper calls and lecturing on the results. She is married with two daughters and in her "free time" she is earning her MBA at Louisiana State University. Her passion is growing businesses, building leaders, and having FUN!
|May 09, 2018|
1012 Epic Dentures with Ryan McCall, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Before founding McCall Dentures, Dr Ryan McCall was a typical Midwestern boy from Effingham, IL – a small town with a population of 12,000. Growing up in close proximity to a farm, he was sure about two things: he didn’t want to live in close proximity to a farm forever and he wanted to own a red Subaru Outback! After graduating from dental school, Dr. McCall opened his first office in the super dank city of Fort Collins, CO. His initial marketing tactic was a $15 hand-painted sign in the front yard. Fifteen months later, he opened another office and then foolishly spent a full year flying from Indianapolis, IN to Denver, CO running both offices. He knew there had to be a better way for himself and future dentists. 2 years later, McCall Dentures was born and the persona of 2 Chairz took flight. Today, Dr. McCall continues to be involved with the company as Executive Chairman. He is always finding ways to encourage and support others - from making charitable donations to offering leadership advice. Beyond spending time with his wife Meredith and their four children, his two favorite past times are playing video games and posting excessively on Instagram (yes, he eventually did get that red Outback!).
|May 08, 2018|
1011 Prevent Chronic Neck Pain with B. Jin Chang, PhD & Karl Schwartz, MBA of SurgiTel : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
B. Jin Chang, PhD is the President and Chief Scientist of SurgiTel, a division of General Scientific Corporation since 1992. From the late 1970s to the late 1980s, Dr. Chang led the development of advanced heads-up display systems for fighter jets such as the F15E, A10, and F4. Over the last 25 years he has been extending the ergonomic principles used for military display systems to clinical vision systems. This has led to SurgiTel’s family of ergonomic loupes and illumination systems which prevent chronic neck and back pains and protect eyes from the hazards of LED blue light. Also he led the development of touch-free LED light to prevent cross contamination and loupe-mounted video cameras which can be displayed with smart phones or tablets.
Karl has been with SurgiTel for five years, during which he has met many clinicians with avoidable working pain. He is working hard to spread the news to clinicians that working in pain and risking injury is not part of the job!
|May 08, 2018|
1010 Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with Dr. Andonis Terezides : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Andonis Terezides graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and completed specialty training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami. He practices the broad scope of the specialty with a special emphasis in facial trauma & reconstructive surgery, tissue engineering, digital work-flows, minimally-invasive techniques, and full-arch/immediate load techniques. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
|May 07, 2018|
1009 No Bull with Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and CEO of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC)and Co-Founder and CEO for Clinicians Report Foundation (CR) and a practicing prosthodontst in Provo, Utah. PCC is an international continuing education organization that provides courses and videos for all dental professionals. CR offers unbiased research on thousands of dental products.
Dr. Christensen has presented over 45,000 hours of continuing education throughout the world and has published many articles and books.
Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit Gordon J. Christensen CLINICIANS REPORT (previously CRA), which Rella directed for many years. Since 1976, they have conducted research in all areas of dentistry and published the findings to the profession in the well-known CRA Newsletter now called CLINICIANS REPORT.
Gordon's degrees include: DDS, University of Southern California; MSD, University of Washington; PhD, University of Denver; an Honorary Doctor of Science from Utah State University, and an honorary Doctor of Dental Education and Research from Utah Valley University.
Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado Dental Schools and taught at the University of Washington.
Gordon is a practicing prosthodontist in Provo, Utah. Gordon and Rella's sons are both dentists. William is a prosthodontist, and Michael is a general dentist. Their daughter, Carlene, is a teacher.
|May 07, 2018|
1008 The Four Horsemen of Dentistry with Colin Receveur, Founder & CEO of SmartBox : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
To know SmartBox, you have to know founder and CEO Colin Receveur, the dynamo that powers this marketing machine. Even though SmartBox was incorporated in 2001, it began inside Colin during his childhood.
Colin’s experience helping dentists predates search engine optimization (SEO), Google, websites and even the Internet. Colin’s experience goes back to when he was a 7-year-old boy helping in his father’s dental office, filing records for a nickel apiece.
He worked almost every day in his father’s office – and spent almost every night on the family’s Compaq computer (remember those?) in the early morning hours learning how to design and code websites in the Internet’s infancy.
Though his dad is a dentist, Colin’s mom was a top sales executive with a Fortune 100 healthcare organization. So it was only natural for him to want to monetize his interest in websites.
“In the 8th grade, my mom became concerned how I came into several hundred dollars monthly, and she worried I was into ‘something bad,’” Colin said. “I was doing affiliate marketing, selling banner advertising space on my website and getting commission checks!”
Colin’s love of websites only grew from there. He launched a business designing websites for local businesses as a sophomore in high school (all while still working in his dad’s practice). As a junior, he was asked to lead his high school’s initiative to develop a school website. During that project, he gave several presentations to the school board.
Ultimately, he combined all of his loves into SmartBox. He built his father’s first website in 1997. By 2006 he had joined forces with major consultants to service their clients’ patient attraction needs. SmartBox now works with more than 550 dentists on three continents. And while Colin would be crazy to have a marketing agency that doesn’t market itself, SmartBox’s largest source of new dentists comes from referrals and professional partnerships.
“My background in dentistry, working in the office from a young age, managing my dad’s and hundreds of other practices, gives me a unique perspective into what dentists really want and how to leverage the tools available to help them reach their goals,” Colin said.
While it’s not unusual to receive an email from Colin Receveur at 5:30 in the morning, it’s not just because he’s a workaholic. His kids – Benjamin, Emma, and Adelyn – are early risers too, and that helps dad get an early jump on the day.
When Colin’s not working with clients, he’s a voracious reader of non-fiction, especially books on business and marketing. But don’t think Colin is all work and no play.
Colin loves to scuba dive shipwrecks, collect shot glasses from everywhere he travels, and learn about World War II. Both of Colin’s grandfathers served in the big one, one as a paratrooper and the other as a medic who landed on Iwo Jima.
Since this makes Colin sound like he can leap tall buildings in a single bound, it’s only fitting that his favorite superhero is Superman. But there is no hiding his secret identity as a man who can get you more of the patients who want faster than a speeding bullet.
“Many marketing firms just get marketing. Website design firms know how to design pretty websites. SEO firms can do SEO. The problem is, when all you have is a hammer, every problem starts to look like a nail,” Colin said. “As a dentist, you don’t want marketing or websites or SEO, You want MORE AND BETTER PATIENTS in your chair. At SmartBox we know how to dominate your market area to make that happen.”
|May 06, 2018|
1007 Practice Management Gurus with Laura Hatch, Sandy Pardue, and Dr. Gina Dorfman : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Howard sat down with Laura Hatch of Front Office Rocks, Sandy Pardue of Classic Practice Resources, and Dr. Gina Dorfman of YAPI to discuss all things practice management, human resources, profitability, and more at this year’s Townie Meeting 2018!
|May 05, 2018|
1006 MacPractice Update with Mark Hollis, CEO : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
In 1987, Mark Hollis, a practice management consultant in New York City, began to research practice management software for several clients and friends, including a dentist and a family practitioner.
Mark determined that, thanks to their ease of use, Macintosh computers would be best for his clients. He bought a Macintosh II and began looking for suitable software for his friends. A year later, after attending numerous trade shows and seeing many demos, Mark discovered HealthCare Communications, Inc. (HCC). Mark knew that their software was the one that met his criteria, and soon MediMac, DentalMac, and ChiroMac became an integral part of his practice management consultancy.
Mark Hollis had continuous experience with MediMac, DentalMac, and ChiroMac marketing, sales, training and support for the next 15 years. He and his organization supported and consulted with over 600 clients in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. 20-30% of all dentists and physicians who used MediMac, DentalMac, or ChiroMac nationwide were Mark's clients, due in great measure to the superior ongoing local support he and his staff provided.
During the past decades, Mark was responsible for designing and implementing a number of marketing and training initiatives for Apple Computer. For example, he authored a business plan for the Apple SBSS (Small Business Selling System) initiative creating a duplicateable reseller/developer model relationship. This model partnership leveraged the marketing and personnel strengths of each to advertise and produce over 200 Apple seminars, which Mark presented for HealthCare Communications.
Mark delivered the very first vertical market seminar in the nation in an Apple Market Center. This model was followed by other HCC sales representatives throughout the US and significantly contributed to the success of HCC. At Apple's request, he developed and implemented a national training program for Apple MicroAge resellers interested in the healthcare market. He worked with an Apple Evangelist to the healthcare market to create and deliver a seminar program across the US at Apple Market Centers and SBA offices. Interested doctors who attended these activities were put in contact with local representatives. Many of Mark's sales and marketing initiatives provided the model for numerous HCC marketing programs. He was given numerous awards by HCC for his contributions and for being the top sales representative in the US.
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) requested that Mark construct and deliver a practice management course to dental students at their school, which he did for several years. Mark has also delivered several presentations at various dental and medical meetings.
Mark continued to work with DentalMac customers, providing training, support, and service. He maintained a cooperative relationship with the MacHealth™ division of WebMD, and worked together with the Lincoln Nebraska staff to maintain customer satisfaction. He, along with his wife and business partner Mickey, have been steadfast in their commitment to their clients, to MediMac, DentalMac, and ChiroMac, and to the Macintosh platform. Mark found many ways to enhance what his clients were able to accomplish with MacHealth software.
Mark was an Apple VAR for 12 years and participated in Apple's Science and Technology initiative. He was an Apple Product Professional, Apple Solutions Expert (ASE), a member of Apple Consultant Network (ACN), and a Macintosh Trainer for 10 years.
By 2004 Mark felt the need to advance the software and support to a new level to create the next generation of Practice Management. His thinking was shared by the original programmer of MediMac, DentalMac and ChiroMac, Patrick Clyne. Together they founded MacPractice, Inc. in May 2004.
|May 05, 2018|
1005 Don’t Let Dental School Get in the Way of Education with Bill Frei, D4 A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Bill is a 4th year dental student at A.T. Still University’s Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health in St. Louis, Missouri and will graduate in May. Bill is a native of the great state of Idaho and graduated with a degree in Exercise Science and Business Management from Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Morgan, are the proud parents of 2 year-old boy/girl twins and are expecting their third child in June.
Bill is a recipient of the Army’s Health Professions Scholarship and, following graduation, will attend Basic Officer Leadership Course in San Antonio for 6 weeks before completing a 1-year AEGD at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Tacoma, Washington.
Bill is passionate about his family, the Utah Jazz, and dentistry. Bill considers it just a HUGE honor to be podcast interviewed by the legend, Howard Farran!
|May 04, 2018|
1004 Dr. Collin Larson & Dr. Matthew Free : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Collin Larson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Louisville School of dentistry. His first year out of school he and his brother worked together for a DSO in Kalamazoo, MI. He now works as an associate for a private practice in Prospect, KY. Collin has focused on CE early on in his career, earning just shy of 100 hours his first year out of school in the areas of endodontics, dental implants, orthodontics, periodontal surgery, and practice management. He is a member of the ADA and AGD. He lives in Louisville with his girlfriend Mary, who is also a dentist. His hobbies include traveling, reading, videogames, and amateur beer brewing.
Dr. Matthew Free is a 2016 University of Louisville graduate. Matt is currently on the tail end of a completing a 2 year scholarship with the NHSC in a rural clinic in Michigan. Since graduation Matt has been engaged in CE, currently working towards his fellowship in the AGD. He is a member of the AGD, AACD, ADA, and Michigan Dental Association. Matt hopes to purchase a practice within the year and transition out of public health into ownership. He is married to his wife, Caitlin and they have a 7 month old little boy named, Graham and a 2 year old golden retriever named, Juno. Matt’s hobbies include traveling, learning, cooking, paddle boarding, and hanging out with his family.
|May 04, 2018|
1003 Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children with Dr. Diana Batoon : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Diana Batoon is the founder and President of AZ Center for Breathing and Sleep Wellness and Bonita Dental in Scottsdale, AZ. She is a 1996 graduate from Tufts University Dental School and is an active member of ADA, AGD, AADSM and AACFP. Her combined passion and expertise calls for a change in the way we do dentistry today to help evaluate children and adults for potential sleep issues. She is an international speaker and is actively involved with Spear Education and CEREC Doctors.
|May 03, 2018|
1002 SDF Silver Diamine Fluoride with Dr. Jeanette MacLean : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran [Part 2]
Dr. Jeanette MacLean is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, private practice owner, and mother of two. She received her dental degree, with honors, from the University of Southern California in 2003 and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 2005 at Sunrise Children’s Hospital through the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. MacLean has become an internationally recognized advocate and expert on silver diamine fluoride, appearing in newspapers, magazines, television, and continuing education lectures on this hot topic. Most notably, she was featured in the July 2016 New York Times article “A Cavity Fighting Liquid Helps Kids Avoid Dentists’ Drills,” which brought national attention to the option of treating cavities non-invasively with silver diamine fluoride.
|May 02, 2018|
1001 Behavior Management in Pediatric Dentistry with Dr. Jeanette MacLean : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran [Part 1]
Dr. Jeanette MacLean is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, private practice owner, and mother of two. She received her dental degree, with honors, from the University of Southern California in 2003 and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 2005 at Sunrise Children’s Hospital through the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. MacLean has become an internationally recognized advocate and expert on silver diamine fluoride, appearing in newspapers, magazines, television, and continuing education lectures on this hot topic. Most notably, she was featured in the July 2016 New York Times article “A Cavity Fighting Liquid Helps Kids Avoid Dentists’ Drills,” which brought national attention to the option of treating cavities non-invasively with silver diamine fluoride.
|May 02, 2018|
1000 Keepin’ it Real at Townie Meeting 2018 : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
For our 1000th episode, Howard did what he does best at this year’s 2018 Townie Meeting. Howard rants on practice management, profitability, dental industry trends, and so much more in this hilarious, 75-minute seminar. The first 50 people to register for next year’s Townie Meeting will receive special discounted pricing! For more information visit www.TownieMeeting.com
|Apr 30, 2018|
999 Nutrition and the Microbiome with Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Al, as his patients call him, has been a periodontist for over four decades.
He divides his career into two periods: before and after a unique periodontal laser procedure coupled with the dynamics of ancestral nutrition. The laser-based LANAP® protocol and the importance of ancestral nutrition, he believes, are revolutionizing the treatment of gum disease.
“LANAP, which is an acronym for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is reengineering how I treat periodontal disease. This procedure helps the body regrow bone around the infected teeth without cutting the gums and without stitches. And, the fact that ancestral nutrition is the basis for total body health is mind boggling.”
Elektra Press published the print copy of his book, Crazy-Good Living, on October 11, 2017. It is based on ancestral nutrition and lifestyle. It incorporates his Four Pillars of Health: (1) nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory foods, (2) restorative sleep, (3) efficient exercise, and (4) stress reduction. It is available at all booksellers and online stores including Amazon.
Dr. Danenberg currently sees patients at Bluffton Center for Dentistry in Bluffton, SC.
To further his education in ancestral nutrition and lifestyle, he received advanced training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine.
In 2014, he received a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner designation and then the Primal Health Coach Certification. In 2015, he was appointed to the faculty of the College of Integrative Medicine and created the college’s integrative periodontal teaching module. Then, in April 2017, he earned the designation of “ADAPT Trained Health Professional from Kresser Institute, the only functional medicine and evolutionary health training company”.
|Apr 27, 2018|
998 Creating Beautiful Smiles with John Lavicka CDT, Dr. Gena Pineda, and Dr. Rhys Spoor : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
John is the second generation owner and president of Dental Ceramics Inc, since 1988. In 2006, John founded The Center for Exceptional Practices; an ADA CERP and AGD PACE certified facility designed to enable restorative dentists to achieve higher levels of success in clinical practice through lecture and hands-on programs. He has devoted more than 30 years to developing a dental laboratory that focuses on exceptional services- combining art, science and technology with personal attention and care. John is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is an alumni, a visiting faculty, and on the Board of The Pankey Institute. John is also the founder of the Akron/Cleveland based Pankey Learning Group. He is a member of numerous study clubs; the Spear Study Clubs, Seattle Study Clubs, Northeast Ohio ITI Study Club, Cleveland Comprehensive Care Study Club, and the Akron Dental Society.
Dr. Gena Pineda is a graduate the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Pineda completed a four-year tour in the United States Navy, where she completed a General Practice Residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. She currently practices family and cosmetic dentistry in the metro St. Louis area. Dr. Gena values the importance of staying current with the newest dental techniques and materials. She is passionate about staying on the leading edge of dentistry and invests hundreds of hours into ongoing training specializing in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the International Team for Implantology.
Dr. Rhys Spoor has been a leading dental educator since shortly after receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1983 from the University of Washington. Very early on, he realized that he excelled in artistic and mechanical skills. He served as an Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington Dental School for 10 years. He also teaches many aesthetic dental courses each year in the United States, Canada, and abroad. Dr. Spoor lectures internationally and has been published in over 15 countries. He currently serves as an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. His professional memberships include: Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow of the International Dental Implant Society, and Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Society. Dr. Spoor has completed hundreds of hours in continuing education in dental implants and aesthetics, including courses with the Las Vegas Institute. As a Fellow in the prestigious Pierre Fauchard Society and an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Spoor has been credited with the skills and techniques necessary to provide the rigorous attention to detail in the field of dental aesthetics.
|Apr 27, 2018|
997 Advanced Prosthodontics with Nadim Z. Baba, DMD, MSD, FACP : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Nadim Z. Baba received his DMD degree from the University of Montreal in 1996. He completed a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Prosthodontics and a Master’s degree in Restorative Sciences in Prosthodontics from Boston University School of Dentistry in 1999. Dr. Baba serves as a professor in the Advanced Education program in prosthodontics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, and maintains a part-time private practice in Glendale, CA. He is currently the President-Elect of the American College of Prosthodontists and an active member of various other professional organizations. Dr. Baba is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He is involved in the editorial process for several dental journals, is the author of numerous publications, has published a book entitled “Restoration of Endodontically treated teeth: evidence based diagnosis and treatment Planning” and is the recipient of many honors and awards, and has lectured around the world.
|Apr 26, 2018|
996 3D Printing with Gideon Balloch, Dental Product Lead for Formlabs : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Gideon Balloch is dental product lead at Formlabs. Balloch drives the company's dental product development efforts in its push to become the leader in the dental 3D printing space. Previously, Balloch spearheaded the launch of Formlabs products in international markets including China and Japan. Balloch holds a degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University.
Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems. Headquartered in Boston with offices in Germany, Japan, and China, the company was founded in 2011 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms. Formlabs is establishing the industry benchmark for professional 3D printing for engineers, designers, and manufacturers around the globe, and accelerating innovation in a variety of industries, including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewelry, and research. Formlabs products include the Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, Form Cell manufacturing solution, and Pinshape marketplace of 3D designs. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.
|Apr 26, 2018|
995 The Future of Profitable Dentistry with Dr. Woody Oakes & Steve Parker : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Excellence in Dentistry has been serving dentistry for 30 years. "Excellence in Dentistry" which publishes The Profitable Dentist magazine, provides educational products, and conducts two national seminars each year.
April 27th, 2018 Free CE on Facebook Live: https://www.tpdlive.com/live-event
|Apr 26, 2018|
994 Master Communication with Jodie Pearson of Trojan Professional Services : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Enjoying over 30 years in the industry, dentistry is her passion. Jodie utilized Trojan’s Benefit Service and Collection Services in the dental office for 20 years. Jodie was a recipient of 1-800-DENTIST referrals, and became a master at converting referrals into patients of record making her an excellent choice when asked to join as a 1-800-DENTIST Member Consultant. Recruited to the executive team as Manager of Practice Development, Jodie joined Trojan Professional Services in 2006. Jodie created Trojan’s Consultant Relations program which implements ways to promote consultants and ensures a long-lasting the triangle of success between the dental consultant, their client and Trojan. She contributes creatively to the sales and marketing aspects of the company. Jodie reimagined Trojan’s Training Department and was instrumental in the development of Trojan’s state of the art Dentifi automated Insurance Verification programs. She loves to go RV’g with her husband and hosting all the family gatherings!
|Apr 23, 2018|
993 Advancing Aesthetics with Dr. Fouad Talic & Mr. Kareem Assassa : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Fouad Talic currently serves as Co-Founder and President of the International Academy of Aesthetics in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Talic obtained his dental undergraduate degree from Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry, Saudi Arabia. After completing his dental degree Dr. Talic pursued his passion in esthetic dentistry and completed his postgraduate degree from UCLA Advanced Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He also studied at the USC Advanced Operative and Adhesive Dentistry for a period of time.
Kareem Assassa currently serves as Founder of Pursue Solutions, a business and project management consulting firm, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of International Academy of Aesthetics, Chief Financial Officer of The American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery, owner of The Beverly Hills Photographer, a photography company, creator of Profit or Forfeit and is the co-owner of several other businesses. He offers his expertise in entrepreneurship, project management and organizational leadership to help individuals pursue their dreams by turning their ideas and passions into successful business ventures.
|Apr 21, 2018|
992 Confidence and Competence with Kenneth Wilstead, DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Kenny Wilstead is a young dentist in East TX most recently known for many of his videos that grabbed global attention when many international news agencies like Inside Edition, Abc news, Yahoo news and dozens more wanted to share his videos on their program. Dr. Wilstead was most surprised how filming just a few reactions of his patients could change so many lives and warm so many hearts. He is currently living in Longview TX with his wife of 17 years and his 3 teenagers. His road to success has been adventurous to say the least and for any of those who know him, he is the first to help any dentist who wants to learn how to be fast, confident and competent. He currently runs the most successful practice in East TX, called Marshall Family Dental. As an associate in that office still, he produces over $170k/month as the only dentist. This is the same office that was about to close its doors permanently before his arrival Dr. Wilstead is currently making necessary arrangements to start his own practice in Longview TX. East TX is his home and he is excited to bring some new ideas to the field of dentistry.
Dr. Wilstead’s biggest passion is sharing his experiences, successes, and failures with the entire profession. He can be contacted via his Facebook page and Messenger under Kenny Wilstead if you would like him to be a part of any of your upcoming speaking events.
|Apr 20, 2018|
991 Empower Your Practice! with Jeanie Ju DDS, Shelly Goff, and Patrice Bonnell : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Jeannie Ju graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) cum laude with a B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies and a Minor in Natural Sciences. She stayed at USC for an additional four more years to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery and graduated with honors from the dental school. She also completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program from the Lutheran Medical Center.
She is member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor society, American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, Southern Arizona Dental Association, Pima Dental Study Club and CEREC Doctors. She enjoys reading, watching Jimmy Fallon and spending quality time with her husband and 4 year old son.
|Apr 19, 2018|
990 Oral Appliance Hygiene with Lorin Berland, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Lorin Berland, DDS, is an internationally acclaimed cosmetic dentist and one of the most published authors on clinical dentistry and dental education. With over 100 articles, best-selling books and instructional videos including the Lorin Library Smile Guide, Dr. Berland has made a lasting impact on dentistry. Over the course of his distinguished career, Dr. Berland was the 1st Fellow of the AACD, was included in the Top 100 CE Leaders for over 19 consecutive years and was even recognized by the AACD for “Outstanding Contributions to the Arts & Science of Cosmetic Dentistry”. Dr. Berland is credited with pioneering the concept of Spa Dentistry and his unique approach has been featured in major national print and TV publications, such as 20/20, Time, Town & Country, Reader’s Digest, GQ. Dr. B began his career as a denture technician, and after more than 35 years of listening to patients and running a multi-specialty practice, he retired to start Dr. B Dental Solutions, a new company with a full line of products specifically designed to treat the common, and serious issues affecting the daily lives of people with oral appliances, like Oral Infections and Dry Mouth, which are not addressed by major brands. His website DrBDentalSolutions.com is also a great source of useful information on oral appliances and hygiene tips for patients.
|Apr 13, 2018|
989 Life as a Recent Grad with Kent Tuttle, DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Kent Tuttle DMD is in his 3rd year out of dental school from Midwestern University in Glendale., Arizona. He works for Risas Dental and Braces in downtown Phoenix by GCU, a group practice privately owned in Colorado and Arizona. Kent is the son of Dr. Gregory Tuttle DDS, founder of TuttleNumbNow, the revolutionary intraosseous single tooth anesthesia technique. Dr Tuttle served a two year LDS mission to Ecuador where he learned Spanish and went on to major in Latin American Studies at BYU in provo, Utah. Kent went on to play D1 college volleyball for BYU and semi professional basketball before becoming a dentist. While in school in Arizona he met the love of his life, Jessica and they were married the same week he graduated. Kent and Jessica have two young children. Kent is passionate about serving the underserved and loves that he can use his Spanish every day and bring dentistry to those who otherwise could not afford it. Kent is passionate about all things dental related. When he is not at the office you can find him playing golf or swimming laps.
|Apr 12, 2018|
988 Never Stop Learning with Elizabeth Fleming, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Elizabeth Fleming is an experienced comprehensive and family dentist who has managed her private practice in Phoenix, AZ for over 30 years.
Working outside of private practice, she was Clinical Director for Dentaltown Magazine from 2013-2015, and while there became proficient in editing, writing and recruiting authors for the publication.
As an industry leader, Dr. Fleming continues to review dental products for Dental Product Shopper.
In her home state of AZ, her love of learning, as well as the interaction with speakers as Chair of the Council for WRDE (Western Regional Dental Experience), stimulated her speaking career and the start of Quality Dental Voices.
|Apr 11, 2018|
987 Total Health Dentistry with Dr. Susan Maples : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Susan Maples leads a successful, insurance independent Total Health Dental practice in Holt, Michigan.
She brings preventive and restorative dental expertise, a passion for mouth-body total health, a master’s degree in business/marketing, and 30+ years of experience in private practice.
In 2012 Susan was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry and one of the Top 8 Innovators (otherwise known as “disruptors”) in Dentistry.
In 2016 Susan received the Lucy Hobbs Mentor Award.
She is the author of BlabberMouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You To Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life.
She is the developer of the Hands-On Learning Lab™ kit , an interactional science-based learning program for dental patients and SelfScreen.net, an educational screening tool for patients and clinicians to uncover signs of illness such as Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes, Obstructive Sleep Airway Disorders, Acid Reflux, and Chronic Systemic Inflammation.
Susan is also co-investigator in an award-winning diabetes research study entitled Diabetes Detection in the Dental Office.
Her latest development is for YOU and it’s called Total Health University. It’s a complete online learning curriculum for dental teams to develop a Total Health Dental Practice of your own, exclusively distributed through Henry Schein.
|Apr 09, 2018|
986 Golden Opportunities with Angela Golden : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Since 2004, Angela Golden has been helping dental practices improve their success, and increase the value of their dental practices with her customizable consulting plans. With over 25 years of dental experience in both private practice and corporate dental offices, she understands the needs of your dental practice.
Angela started her career in the dental industry in 1992, in a small rural town in Northern Nevada. Over the years, she has utilized her skills as a Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant, Office Manager, Insurance Specialist, Collections Manager, and Multi-Practice Regional Manager.
She has attained the ability to grasp new ideas and integrate them into desired results. Angela has implemented several pragmatic management systems into all aspects of dental practices. She is a dynamic, results-oriented problem solver and experienced in providing project management, consulting and marketing services in the dental field. Angela is passionate about the links between oral health and systemic health. She enjoys teaching other health care professionals and community the importance of oral health and how oral health contributes to such a wide variety of systemic disease.
Angela is an affiliate member of the American Association of Dental Consultants and an active member of the Speaking and Consulting Network , American Academy of Dental Office Managers, American Dental Hygiene Association and served on the 2006 Editorial Advisory Board for The Coding Institute’s Strategies for Success in Dental Practice Management.
In her spare time, Angela helps in fundraising efforts for the Northern Nevada Dental Health Program, Adopt a Vet Dental Program and Oral Cancer Awareness as well as spending time with her children and granddaughter.
|Apr 07, 2018|
985 Ceramic Implantology with Sammy Noumbissi, DDS, MS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Sammy Noumbissi obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Howard University in Washington DC. He was then selected to attend the prestigious Loma Linda University Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry. There he received three years of formal training in dental implantology which culminated with a certificate in Implant Dentistry and a Master of Science degree in Implant Surgery. He is a researcher, author and has published abstracts and articles on ceramic implants in peer reviewed dental journals. He lectures nationally and internationally and is the current and founding president of the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology which is an independent association and education provider exclusively focused on metal free and ceramic implantology. Dr. Noumbissi has been practicing and educating dentists on metal free implantology since 2009. His practice and the academy are both located in Silver Spring, Maryland USA.
|Apr 06, 2018|
984 K2 Facilitation & Dental Education with Dr. Kevin Kwiecien : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
His early curiosity around dentistry is not uncommon. His path and experience is quite unique.
From the moment, he was referred to the orthodontist at eleven years old and realized that he could wear cool ties every day, he was intrigued. When he watched (suffered) as his huge “buck teeth” became a more reasonable part of his face with the help (torture) of a bionator, the dreaded head-gear, and huge uneven brackets on every tooth, he knew this was his future. It wasn’t necessarily creating nice smiles that struck him. He intuitively knew that he could have a positive impact people’s happiness, self-esteem and confidence (But at his young age those were not the words he would have used. He wasn’t much of an accomplished reader at that time, nor did he possess a broad vocabulary).
He worked in the lab of that same hometown (Reno, Nevada) orthodontist in high school and eventually managed the lab (fabricating a wide range of orthodontic appliances every day) while completing his undergraduate studies (and starting a family a bit early just to keep things interesting) until he was accepted to dental school in Oregon. His experience of the team in that practice and the intentional energy given to it laid the foundation for his future, to say the least. Once in dental school in Portland, (Oregon Health & Sciences University), he connected with the Department of Orthodontics, working on several research projects and was even published! But no, he is not an orthodontist. Crazy, right?
He went back to his home town to practice dentistry, which is really where his career began to evolve in a unique way. He was an impatient associate in a practice he would purchase after a one-year associateship. He was then a young practice owner and disrespectful boss of the dentist who had owned the practice for 34 years. Yes, he has learned much the hard way, but learned he has. He focused on his team and quickly learned a new word for his vocabulary: Humility.
As fate would have it, he and his family would move back to Portland, creating an opportunity for Kevin to quickly find and associate to help the transition, find a buyer for his practice, work as an associate in Portland, while looking for a new practice to purchase, all simultaneously! Yes, early in his career, he would experience almost every aspect of the dental business, a gift wrapped in unique box. The new practice in Portland had its challenges, as all practices do. This time it was a turn-key experience in a practice that needed considerable updating. Shortly after paying for (ok, financing) the improvements, it became obvious that the practice needed a better location. So, Kevin had an opportunity to experience a new building with new build-outs, new equipment, and patients that were uncertain if the drive to the new location was worth it, another gift and a weird looking package.
While dealing with the crazy business side of dentistry, he was focusing on becoming a better leader, facilitator, and dentist. His many hours learning from Frank Spear, The Pankey Institute, Tucker Gold Study Club (Tom Walker), TMD Study Club (Sam Higdon), Behavioral and Occlusion Study Club (Margie Mannering and David Latz) and so many others allowed him the opportunity to create a practice with exceptional dentistry, yet always focused on his team. As some in the dental community took note of his ability to truly integrate what he was learning into his practice, he was asked to start sharing his experience in the dental school, study clubs, and several other organizations. And he loved it!
Following his passion for education and facilitation, he sold his practice to pursue academia, completing a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration (Identical coursework and pathway as the MBA Healthcare degree as a cohort), direct several clinical courses at the dental school, and direct the Faculty Dental Practice. In 2014, he was asked to join as full-time faculty at Spear Education, where he served several key roles until 2018, including Director of Spear Online, co-course-director of Facially Generated Treatment Planning Workshop, Occlusion Workshop, Dental Sleep Medicine Workshop, Exceptional Dental Team Workshop, Comprehensive Dentistry in the Digital World, Seminar, multiple Spear Online educational courses, Director of Visiting Faculty and practiced in the Faculty Practice.
Kevin has practiced, learned and taught at every level. His very unique experiences and education provide him with the tools, empathy and skills to help dentists and dental teams reach appropriate goals and dreams, helping make every day in the practice a day of camaraderie, love, compassion, and empathy for each other and the patient.
|Apr 05, 2018|
983 The Way of the Superior Dentist with Adrian Wilkins : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Adrian is a business and personal coach with a successful practice in the greater Boston area. He is also a motivational speaker who has presented internationally to groups in excess of 700 people.
His business clients include some of the premier dental practices in the Boston area, in addition to other medium-size non-dental organizations in Eastern Massachusetts. Adrian is the author of “The Way Of The Superior Dentist”
Adrian designs, implements and leads personal development workshops. For the past 20 years he has co-facilitated emotional reeducation workshops working with thousands of participants. Adrian Wilkins is a founding partner in WHM Dental Consulting, LLC.
Prior business interests include the founding of a successful retail chain which began with a single location and was built into an eight-store chain with revenues in the high seven-digit range. He also started, grew and sold other smaller retail operations. Adrian is heavily involved in the study, as well as the practice of Organizational Development, Systems Thinking, Psychology, and Communication. Adrian is a Certified Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP) and was formerly an adjunct professor at New York University.
|Apr 05, 2018|
982 Lessons from Dermatology with Dr. Dustin Mullens : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Dustin Mullens began his residency training at Affiliated Dermatology in July of 2016. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. Dr. Mullens received his doctorate degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas Campus. Following graduation, Dr. Mullens completed his internship training at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital in Athens, OH. His professional memberships include the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society. Dr. Mullens will be training with Affiliated Dermatology for the next two years.
|Apr 03, 2018|
981 Student Loans and Financial Planning with Ryan Schulte, CFP : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Ryan Schulte is a financial planner and student loan consultant that has been working with dentists all over the country since 2005. He is married to his wife Tracy and together they have 5 boys. Ryan and his family live in the exact center of California near Yosemite in a little mountain town called North Fork. When Ryan isn’t with his clients, he can be found spending time with his family, coaching baseball or volunteering on a community development council where he works to redevelopment on old lumber mill into affordable housing and a biomass power-plant.
|Apr 02, 2018|
980 Dental Management Innovations with Patrice Bonnell & Shelly Goff : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
For more than 20 years, DMI Coaching has worked with Dentists across the country that realized, no matter how much they knew about their profession, there are a lot of areas about running a Thriving Dental Practice that they don’t teach you in Dental School.
There is a big difference between Knowing something and Doing something. That difference is where DMI shines. Just because you know what to do or even how to do it, doesn’t guarantee you will do it. Most high-level professionals, like Dentists, know exactly what needs to happen to grow their practice, and for many, those things still aren’t happening or are not happening effectively.
Many of DMI’s clients achieve a 40% increase in Revenue within the first year of training with their team. The secret to their success is Simple; they know how to get to the root causes of the issues holding you, your team and your practice back from True Success.
Their Dynamic approach Achieves and Sustains real change and results. As part of their delivery, they work Side-By-Side with your team to provide training, standardized methodologies, customized dialogues and the coaching needed to make effective transformation happen.
At the end of the day, you don’t want your team to learn some things and walk away with a binder full of information they will never implement. The truly better way is when your team learns to take ownership and pride in the part they play and then they begin to perform at their peak, becoming a more Valuable Asset to you and to your patients.
DMI is your Partner in Success.
|Mar 30, 2018|
979 Grow Your Practice with Kiera Dent : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Kiera is the owner and founder of Dental Placement Pros and Kiera's Dental Consulting. She is partner in Zen Dental Supplies, consults in 50 client offices nationwide, recruits for over 60 dental offices nationwide, owns dental offices, and has decided that she would find a way to positively change the world of dentistry and constantly pushes herself to hold true to this vision.
Kiera has been featured on podcasts including: Dentalprenuer podcast with Mark Costes, The Thriving Dentist with Gary Takacs, Start Your Dental Practice with Jonathan Vanhorn, Shared Practices with Richard Low, and Growing Dentist with Naren Arulrajeh.
Her recruiting company is for purpose and sponsored part of the Midwestern University Glendale, AZ's College of Dental Medicine's mission trip to Tonga along with sponsoring a student to continue to grow and impact the world of dentistry by providing scholarships to up and coming students.
Furthermore, Kiera is passionate about helping new grads and soon-to-be grads know how to find jobs in private practice, how to buy great practices, and give those new dentists the help and resources needed to be successful early on. She is also partnered with a very successful female dentist and they have created an online Women In Dentistry community to help mentor female dentists as students, brand new grads, and those in associateships or wanting to transition to ownership.
When she isn't working, Kiera loves to travel. In 2017 alone she visited all 50 USA states, traveled to 6 countries, and ate some really incredible food while traveling! She loves to meet new people, relish in new cultures, and finds joy in seeing the world through new perspectives. She's an avid runner and will always say yes to cotton candy ice cream and a day trip to the beach.
|Mar 29, 2018|
978 Dental Therapy Update with Frank Catalanotto, DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Frank Catalanotto is a recovering pediatric dentist, former president of American Dental Education Association, former dean of University of Florida College of Dentistry and current professor there. He has devoted most of past 12 years to access to care issues. He is a passionate believer in the value of adding dental therapy to the oral health care team. He believes that Dental Therapists are good for both patients and dentists.
|Mar 26, 2018|
977 Family Dentistry by Design with Dr. Kelly Bradley & Chip Bradley : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Kelly Bradley was born and raised in the Valle Vista / Kingman, Arizona area. Her goal as a young child was to go to college and return home to help the community with all their oral health needs. Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona was her undergraduate stepping stone where she obtained a B.S. Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry with Pre-Med Emphasis and graduated with Cum Laude Honors.
The journey to obtaining her Doctorate of Medicinal Dentistry (D.M.D.) took her to Portland, Oregon. Dr. Bradley graduated from Oregon Health & Science University in 2008, then returned home. Dr. Bradley opened her own practice in 2010, and has been serving the community since. Dr. Bradley is married and has 2 sons, ages 8 and 11. She enjoys traveling with her family to race dirt bikes, attend a magnitude of dental CE, and seeing the country.
|Mar 26, 2018|
976 Dynamic Dental Safety with Dr. Howard Pactovis : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Howard Pactovis has been in the dental field for well over forty years. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. For the last twenty-five years Dr. Pactovis has been exclusively in the safety and risk prevention area relative to the dental field. Howard is the founder of Dynamic Dental Safety, director of education for the Dental Learning Network and has presented educational courses in more than twenty states. He was a featured speaker at the Yankee Dental Congress, New Hampshire Dental Society 2008 annual meeting, Greater New York Dental Meeting 2010 and other state and local dental meetings on the subject of dental office safety and infection control. Howard is a member of OSAP and listed on their bureau of speakers and consultants page. Dynamic Dental Safety is an endorsed provider of compliance services by the Massachusetts Dental Society and the New Hampshire Dental Society. Howard is presently and has been a consultant to the ADA on the issue of “Managing the Regulatory Environment”
|Mar 26, 2018|
975 Preventative Dentistry with Dr. Ahron Jodaikin of Phocal : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr Ahron Jodaikin is an expert in the fields of tooth structure, dental materials and tooth restoration interfaces. His pioneer research at the molecular level, has been recognized and achieved awards, including the Elida Gibbs Research Award, the Colgate Palmolive Prize, and the Weizmann Institute Reshof Memorial prize. Dr Jodaikin received his dental BDS and MSc degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa , and thereafter his basic science PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. He has lectured at various universities and institutes at undergraduate and post graduate levels and maintains a dental practice while advancing his research which is focused on preventative dentistry and oral health. In fact, his clinical awareness of the lack of effective prevention between teeth gave rise to the Phocal concept which he patented and developed. His publications numbering more than 25 have been published in peer review journals, and he has developed patents including those of the Phocal series designed to prevent interproximal caries.
|Mar 24, 2018|
974 Fortune Management with Bernie Stoltz, CEO : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
A seasoned motivator, public speaker, and acclaimed coach with over 30 years of business leadership in the healthcare community, Bernie Stoltz is the CEO of Fortune Management. As CEO of Fortune Management, the world’s largest executive coaching organization for Doctors, Bernie leads more than 80 coaches in over 60 cities throughout the United States and Canada. Bernie has conducted thousands of training programs across the country to help thousands of doctors become their personal and professional best. He has dedicated his life to achievement in areas of marketing, public relations, advertising, business management and principal-centered leadership.
|Mar 22, 2018|
973 LANAP with Dr. Robert Gregg & Dr. Dawn Gregg of Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Robert Gregg has been using lasers clinically since 1990, including CO2, FRP Nd:YAG, FRP Ho:YAG, surgical Argon, CW diodes and Er:YAG. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on the subject of clinical laser applications. In addition to authoring several peer-reviewed articles on the clinical applications of FRP Nd:YAG for endodontic and periodontal uses, he is an author of the “Curriculum Guidelines and Standards for Dental Laser Education,” versions 1992 and 1998.
Dr. Gregg obtained his Mastership and Educator’s Certification in the Academy of Laser Dentistry, as provided for in the Laser Curriculum Guidelines. He was appointed as a peer-review member of the Dentistry Today CE Editorial Board and Leader in CE. A co-developer of the FDA-cleared PerioLase® MVP-7™ pulsed Nd:YAG laser, he also developed and patented the LANAP® periodontal protocol and the LAPIP™ protocol for peri-implantitis. Dr. Robert Gregg is an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Dawn Gregg has extensively lectured nationally and internationally and published on the subject of the LANAP® procedure and the clinical laser applications of the PerioLase® MVP-7™. Most notably, Dr. Gregg recently published the SPIE article on the LAPIP™ protocol entitled, “Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser Treatment for Failing Dental Implants Due to Peri-implantitis.”
A member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, Dr Dawn Gregg is responsible for ongoing initiatives with dental curriculums where the LANAP® and LAPIP™ protocols are being taught, including Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, the University of California, San Francisco, and the United States Army and Navy. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Gregg is a fourth generation dentist after her father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, each of whom practiced in California’s San Fernando Valley, and one of seven dental professionals in her family, so far. An honors graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry, Dr. Gregg has maintained a thriving private practice that focuses on treating periodontal disease with the PerioLase® MVP-7™ for the LANAP® protocol.
|Mar 22, 2018|
972 Hard Work Pays Off with Brandon Kroffke, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Brandon Kroffke is a general dentist from Cleveland, Ohio. He is only five years out of The OSU COD and less than one year into ownership. He would like to share his story and hopefully inspire someone in a similar position. There is much talk of corporate dental offices pushing mom and pop dental offices from existence. Dental school loan debt can be daunting but can be paid off with hard work and living below your means. Dr. Kroffke is very passionate about helping his patients and considers dentistry his hobby.
|Mar 21, 2018|
971 Dental Anesthesia with Stanley F. Malamed, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Stanley F Malamed is a dentist anesthesiologist and emeritus professor of dentistry of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C., formerly the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He is author of three textbooks: Handbook of Local Anesthesia; Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, and Sedation: a guide to patient management. Dr Malamed has authored more than 160 papers in scientific journals and authored 15 chapters for other textbooks. Additionally, Dr. Malamed has authored interactive videos (DVDs) on (1) Local Anesthesia Technique and (2) Emergency Medicine
|Mar 21, 2018|
970 Dental MBA Update with Bob Laing, D2 at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Bob Laing was born and raised in Van Wert, Ohio which is located in rural Northwest Ohio. His Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather have all been dentists, working in the same family practice which has been serving the Van Wert community for 80+ years.
Bob graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2016 where he completed two Bachelor’s Degrees in Zoology and Political Science. He is currently a second year student at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. After graduation he plans to return home to work with his Father, and serve as a fourth generation dentist in his family’s practice.
Throughout his experience as a front desk and dental assistant in the family practice during his high school and college years, Bob developed a passion to learn more about the human relations and business aspects of dentistry. During his first year of dental school he learned about the Dentistry Uncensored podcast from a friend and classmate and began listening and learning as much as he could from the many resources that Dentistry Uncensored and dentaltown had to provide.
Laing discovered the 30 Day Dental MBA program after he joined dentaltown and began listening to the program every chance he got. After listening to the 30 Day MBA series a couple times completely though, Bob has developed a list of notes and questions for Dr. Farran to see if there are any updates, or additions that could be made to the curriculum now 18 years after its release.
|Mar 19, 2018|
969 Buy Big or Go Home with Brandon Ryff, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Brandon Ryff grew up in Tempe Arizona, and attended the University of Arizona, where he graduated with dual degrees in Physiology from the College of Medicine, and Molecular & Cellular Biology from the College of Science. Upon graduation, Dr. Ryff then attended the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. After Dental School, Dr. Ryff became an associate in a small group of privately owned dental practices in Arizona. Subsequently, this group was approached and acquired by a national DSO backed by private equity investors. This transition was a complex process that Dr Ryff found very interesting. Watching his father-in-law successfully serve as the President & CEO of a multibillion-dollar international corporation only further fueled Dr. Ryff’s interest in business and executive leadership. Accordingly, Dr Ryff then completed a 2-year business program, earning a Professional Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management from Harvard University Extension School.
Alongside completing his business program and practicing dentistry, Dr. Ryff was also appointed Vice President of Business Development within the private equity DSO group that had acquired the practice Dr. worked at. Dr. Ryff was involved in multiple acquisitions made by the DSO from 2013-2015, during which time the company ranked # 14 for the Inc 500’s fastest growing companies in America.
A drastic shift in executive leadership and corporate strategy at the DSO prompted a strategic transition for Dr Ryff himself. In August 2016, Dr Ryff left the corporate practice environment and acquired a private practice in Paradise Valley Arizona. During the first year, Dr Ryff applied knowledge he had gained from his tenure in business development and business school to create a unique team environment. After hearing through social media of a themed ‘team-unity lunch’, held in good fun to help mend wounds of the 2016 post-election divide, the Washington Post featured an article about the unique atmosphere and team at Dr. Ryff’s practice.
Among many factors, the leadership and management lessons Dr. Ryff acquired through his work and educational experiences contributed to a 33% growth in his new practice during the first year. Behind the scenes, Dr. Ryff negotiated improved terms with suppliers, vendors and labs with whom he had previously established positive relationships. On the front line, Dr. Ryff focused on leadership and worked to build a culture of positivity and appreciation. With the simple mission of providing clinical excellence and uncompromising service, Dr. Ryff rallied an exceptional team of focused, motivated, and accomplished professionals to take the practice to the next level. To reward their hard work and dedication, Dr Ryff also implemented a unique bonus program, which resulted in pay increases of 24%, on average, for each employee. The combined result of applied strategic management principles, his consistent focus on positive leadership, and implementing a generous employee bonus program was a 75% increase in profit dollars for his first year as owner, 2017.
The journey for Dr Ryff and his team was not without some turbulence however. Months after becoming the new owner, Dr Ryff learned that his landlord had suddenly passed away, leaving the entire property to charity. A big commercial real estate developer made intentions made clear that the plan was to demolish and redevelop the property. Accordingly, Dr Ryff found a new location to continue the 60-year legacy of the practice. With the unwavering support of his loyal team and their active participation in all levels of the process, Dr Ryff and team built a brand new state-of-the-art facility, which will serve to take the practice well into the next generation.
|Mar 18, 2018|
968 Energizing, Lucrative, & Fun Dentistry with Dr. Michael Gagaoudakis : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
“Dr. Mike” is a General Dentist with practice limited to full arch implant dentistry. His journey began in 2006 when after graduating dental school he started his first general dental practice from scratch where he provided all aspects of care in an insurance based managed care practice.
In 2012 Dr. Mike had life changing surgery on his back that set him on a journey that transformed the way he thought about life and about dentistry and caused him to make some drastic changes in his practice life that included selling his practice so he could focus on providing transformational dentistry for his patients.
After selling his practice he went to work for corporate dentistry for 5 years where he gained the extensive full arch surgical and restorative experience and mentorships that led him to start a highly selective 100% fee for service practice in Winter Park, FL (a suburb of Orlando) that focuses solely on full-arch dental implant rehabilitation and provides both surgical, restorative, and lab phases of implant care under one roof. Dr. Mike’s unique talent is to inspire his patients to make changes that transform the way they look at life starting with a change in their dental conditions.
His professional goal is to inspire young dentists to find their unique talent then use that unique talent to transform their practice into a place where they can then motivate their team, their patients, and impact the dental industry in a positive & encouraging manner.
His message of encouraging patients and professionals to focus on their higher purpose to propel themselves through their times of struggle is an essential part of his success and in the shared success of his inner circle of colleagues and patients that get the chance to work with him through his consulting business.
For more information about Dr. Mike go to his practice website: OrlandoLifestyleDentistry.com and click on the “for dentists” link at the bottom of the page.
|Mar 16, 2018|
967 Biofunction Philosophy with Dr. Jason C. Campbell : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Jason C. Campbell is the Founder/Clinical Director of the Advanced Prosthetics Institute – Center for Biofunctional Practice and Philosophy. It is “the” dental education center for enhancing clinical skills by demystifying the complexities of advanced dental care services, including dental surgery, implant training and treatment of Biofunctional Disorders. He is the pioneer of the “Biofunctional” philosophy taught at API and is a national implant and surgical prosthetics lecturer.
Dr. Campbell is also an Associate Partner with Dr. Mark Costes’ Dental Success Institute and has joined the growing Dental Success Network as a Faculty Member.
His fee for service general dental practice focuses on the treatment of complex care issues, including reconstruction of patients faced with dental demise", terminal Dentition", TMJD, Chronic Facial Pain and Headaches, and oral and systemic issues of acidity and inflammation.
Over the years, Dr. Campbell has completed extensive advanced training in surgical prosthetics through the USC School of Prosthodontics, Periodontics & Oral Surgery continuing education programs. He obtained his DDS Degree, Magna Cum Laude at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Upon graduation, he was the recipient of the Dentsply Caulk Award for Excellence in Prosthodontics.
|Mar 14, 2018|
966 Changing Demographics with Nicole Noble, MA, Student at MWU AZ : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Nicole Noble is currently in her first year of Dental School at Midwestern University Glendale campus. She is an AZ native who grew up in Show Low, AZ with 5 siblings. Her father graduated from University of Pacific in 1975 and opened a practice in Show Low where Nicole started assisting him during high school. She went on to pursue marriage, motherhood and a cosmetology license. After 4 years working in a salon, she decided dental assisting was where her heart was. She was an assistant at an office in Glendale for many years, and after her divorce in 2010, she was inspired to become a dentist. She had her heart set on Midwestern University. A single mother of 3 girls she was working part-time and taking classes full-time. It took her 6 years, an AS, BS and MA and 3 application cycles to finally be accepted at MWU. She is truly living her dreams now and she feels very strongly that girls and women should be encouraged and supported in dental careers. She is interested in giving back to the community by working in the non-profit realm to provide dentistry for single mothers. She strives every day to inspire her daughters to work hard and set goals to make themselves better people.
|Mar 13, 2018|
965 Financial Wealth and Emotional Fitness with Mark Murphy, CEO of Northeast Private Client Group : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Mark Murphy is the Chief Executive Officer of Northeast Private Client Group headquartered in Roseland, NJ. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University; The Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) professional designations of the American College as well as the NFLPA Registered Player Financial Advisor designation.
For over 30 years, Mark has been a thought leader in the area of building real and multi-generational wealth for his clients entitling him to much acclaim in the financial industry. He and his team provide strategic planning and financial engineering to closely held businesses, mid-size companies with a concentration in dental practices.
A sought-after speaker, he has addressed the main stage at Siro World, has spoken to the California Dental Association, as well as many other industry meetings all over the country. He is currently the senior advisor to over 500 dental groups nationwide.
He is on the board of Fortune Management one of the largest dental coaching firms in the country and is in the process of authoring a book with Fortune CEO, Bernie Stolz on mergers and acquisitions in the dental space.
|Mar 12, 2018|
964 Not All Diamonds Are the Same with Jolie Lieb : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Jolie Lieb is the 3rd generation in the dental equipment manufacturing business and grew up going to the factory and to dental shows and knowing innovative people in dentistry her whole life, especially having grown up in the Philadelphia area where there are several dental Schools. Her grandfather started Star Dental and her father, Nathaniel Lieb built Star into one of the early high-speed handpiece companies and perfected the electroplating process for diamond burs. Spring Diamonds were one of the first single-use diamonds. He later sold Star and started Spring Health Products with her brother, Alex Lieb, who is currently the President and also works on development.
Spring Health Products is a family business, located in Norristown, PA, outside Philadelphia. Spring Health Products manufactures diamond dental burs, LED curing lights and Lab Rotary and sells with almost all the dealers in the US, including Schein, Patterson, Benco, Burkhart, Pearson, DHPI, Midwest, and Atlanta Dental. Jolie, started out working in a completely different career, first working at Christie’s the auction house then moving to London and going to graduate school in London at London School of Economics and working at the law firm Skadden Arps in capital markets. Even though Jolie did not work for Spring Health Products, she always kept her foot in the door. She always worked at the shows, especially the international ones. When Nathanial Lieb passed away, Jolie decided to join Spring Health. She continues to live between Philadelphia and Milan Italy and works in sales and marketing.
|Mar 12, 2018|
963 Journey to Mudryi with Ira Kamp, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
|Mar 03, 2018|
962 Mentoring Hygienists with Katrina Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Katrina M Sanders is a graduate and recipient of countless awards from the University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry Division of Dental Hygiene. She is proud to currently serve on the alumni society for one of the most prestigious dental schools in the country.
Upon moving to Phoenix, Arizona, Katrina sought opportunities to extend patient awareness beyond her operatory by exploring and performing non-traditional clinical roles such as developing outreach programs to further educate targeted populations. Katrina coordinated and implemented educational programs through participating schools and their districts as well as holistic grocery stores.
Katrina’s professional career emerged as an educator when she attained full-time employment with a career college in Phoenix, Arizona. During her time in these capacities, Katrina spearheaded curriculum design, redesigned program objectives and created policy manuals. A physical manifestation of Katrina’s commitment to her profession is in the development of her textbook, Introduction to the Dental Hygiene Profession. Katrina has also been contracted to create curriculum for Bachelor’s degree completion and nationally recognized continuing education coursework in local anesthesia.
Katrina proudly received her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with distinction through Northern Arizona University as a Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society distinguished member. Her graduate degree led her to founding Sanders Board Preparatory in which she has developed and implemented a 100% pass-rate National Board Preparatory course offered to the dental hygiene students preparing for their National Boards.
Currently, Katrina is a distinguished speaker with Dental Hygiene Culture as she lectures nationally in a variety of dental hygiene continuing education content. She also speaks internationally with Smiles At Sea, and spoke as a finalist in Dentistry’s Got Talent 2017. She has also been a featured speaker with Dental Hygiene study clubs throughout the state of Arizona. Katrina is a content writer for Dentaltown Magazine and Today’s RDH, and serves on the editorial board of ModernHygienist.com, a website dedicated to helping the dental hygiene community flourish and succeed.
Katrina still enjoys clinical dental hygiene practice in Phoenix, Arizona and spends her free time at her Jazzercise gym, snuggling with her rescue dogs and proudly received her level I wine sommelier certification in early 2018. She hopes to begin her PhD studies in 2019. www.katrinamsandersrdh.com. @MsSandersRDH
|Mar 02, 2018|
961 Take Control of Your Finances with Jordan Goodman, America’s Money Answers Man : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Jordan E. Goodman is “America’s Money Answers Man” and a nationally-recognized expert on personal finance. He is a regular guest on numerous radio and television call-in shows across the country, answering questions on personal financial topics. He appears frequently on The View, Fox News Network, Fox Business Network, CNN, CNBC and CBS evening news.
For 18 years, Jordan was on the editorial staff of Money magazine, where he served as Wall Street correspondent. While at Money, he reported and wrote on virtually every aspect of personal finance. In addition, he served as weekly financial analyst on NBC News at Sunrise for 9 years and the daily business news commentator on Mutual Broadcasting System’s America in the Morning show for 8 years.
He is the author / co-author of 13 best-selling books on personal finance including Master Your Debt Fast Profits in Hard Times, Everyone’s Money Book, Master Your Money Type, Barron’s Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms and Barron’s Finance and Investment Handbook.
He has also written 6 special focus editions of Everyone’s Money Book on College, Credit, Financial Planning, Real Estate, Retirement Planning and Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds.
Jordan is also a speaker and seminar leader on personal finance topics for business executives, students, associations, investment clubs, employees and others.
|Feb 28, 2018|
960 Lessons from D3s with Olivia Sugimoto, DS & Taylor Velasquez, D3 : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Olivia Sugimoto is a third-year dental student and ASDA President at Midwestern University Arizona.
Taylor Velasquez is a 3rd year dental student at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health pursuing his DMD and MPH. He is originally from Albuquerque, NM and graduated from Arizona State University. Go Devils! He is married to his wonderful wife, Brooke and enjoys playing golf whenever he has a chance.
|Feb 28, 2018|
959 The Godmother of Health Care, Regina "Regi" E. Herzlinger : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Regina E. Herzlinger is the Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. She was the first woman to be tenured and chaired at Harvard Business School and the first to serve on many established and start up corporate health care/medical technology boards. All of her health care books have been best sellers in their categories, recognized for their innovative research. Money dubbed her the “Godmother” of consumer-driven health care. Her work was key to introducing consumer-driven health plans and “focused health factories”, such as centers for orthopedics, cardiology, or cancer care. She is regularly named as one of the smartest people in health care by industry journals.
She teaches an HBS MBA course on Innovating in Health Care and founded an HBS Executive Education program on Business Innovations in Global Health Care (BIG).
|Feb 27, 2018|
958 Systemizing Your Clinical Practice with Dr. John Hagiliassis : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. John Hagiliassis graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dentistry in 1998.
Dr John founded Freedom Dental, a South Melbourne-based dental clinic in 2011, which quickly listed on BRW’S Fast 100 businesses in Australia for the years 2011 and 2012.
With a true passion and commitment to customer service and cosmetic dentistry, Dr John and his team of over 50 staff treat thousands of patients every year, providing them with straighter, whiter smiles in a spa-like environment and providing personalised care and six-star service.
Dr John is the largest provider of Phillips Zoom! whitening treatment in Australasia since 2012.
Dr John absolutely loves technology and loves finding ways to incorporate it into his practice to make him more accurate and efficient.
Many years ago, John was one of the first people to have an iTero scanner in the world and has continued this trend by updating his technology constantly.
Dr John has treated over 3000 Invisalign® cases to date, is an Invisalign® International Mentor and the 4th largest provider of Invisalign® in Asia and largest dentist provider in Australasia.
His passion for cosmetic dentistry saw him further his education in 2017, completing a Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Orthodontics at the Postgraduate School of Dentistry.
Committed to advancing the professional development of his team, Dr John runs ongoing study group sessions for all staff at Freedom Dental, including the leadership team, dentists, oral health therapists, administrative assistants and treatment coordinators.
Freedom Dental host professional development seminars for the wider dental industry, inviting clinicians from across all specialist fields to speak and share their knowledge and expertise with the audience.
John regularly speaks and mentors at the Postgraduate School of Dentistry, as well as for Ivoclar (Trios Intraoral scanning) and 3D Meditech.
John is also the founder of Aesthetic Orthodontic and Restorative Training Academy (AORTA) which aims to promote the further education of dental clinicians in the new field of digital dentistry and aesthetic orthodontics.
Outside of dentistry, John keeps a busy life in fitness with particular love for running. John is a busy father of two amazing boys (Andy and Dean) and husband to the gorgeous Joanne. With one of his boys being diagnosed with Anaphylaxis to nuts, John and Joanne have been strong and continued supporters of various organisations and charities to improve understanding and treatment of such conditions.
|Feb 26, 2018|
957 Reputation Management with Matt Prados, Founder of Review Wave : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Matt Prados is the founder of Review Wave, an online reputation management software that integrates with Dentrix, Eaglesoft, Open Dental, Planet DDS, PracticeWorks, Curve Dental, and more to fully automate all aspects of online reputation for dentists.
|Feb 24, 2018|
956 DSO vs Group vs Solo with Dr. Alex A. Giannini : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Giannini was the founder of Comfortable Care Dental Group’s initial office in 1989 in Sarasota, Florida. The group aggressively grew and then with an investment from Heartland Dental Care in 2002 the growth was exponential. In late 2003, he sold the group to Heartland Dental Care and became a shareholder. Dr. Giannini then took a sabbatical from dentistry in 2005 and developed hotel and commercial projects all the country which totaled over $140 Million. In 2008, he formed Dynamic Dental Partners Group (DDPG). In 2014, DDPG was listed at #14 on the Inc. 5000 list for the fastest-growing private companies in America. The DSO was sold to Huron Capital. In 2015, Dr. Giannini served as full-time Chief Executive Officer at Blackford Dental Management. He has over 29 years of experience in dental practice administration, support, and management. Dr. Giannini practiced high-end fee for service dentistry in Florida for 9 years, after which time he co-owned and managed dental practices in Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Pennsylvania, NJ and Georgia. Today. Dr. Giannini is the owner Founder of Aligned Dental Partners and Pi-DDS Management which is a dental Management and Consulting. In addition, Dr. Giannini has been featured as a guest speaker at many Practice Management conferences throughout the nation. Dr. Giannini’s role as CEO of Blackford Dental Management includes doctor recruitment, complete business development, marketing, strategic planning as a business analyst to oversee the financial operations including the dental systems, forecasting, budgeting, and goal setting of each individual affiliated office and company.
|Feb 23, 2018|
955 Thirty-Five Years in Dentistry with Geoffrey Spence : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Born in Sudbury Ontario Canada, the 'Nickel Capital of The World', Geoffrey spent some eight years there prior to moving to Ottawa, the nation's capital. Interestingly Sudbury was where NASA sent the Apollo astronauts to train prior to the initial moon launch as it was the closest surface on the earth which approximated the moon. It was in Ottawa that Geoffrey discovered the game of golf and though he played hockey like most of his friends did, it was golf which became his passion. He procured his CPGA card in 1976 and was a member of the Canadian PGA for some five years. It was while in Florida in the early 80's that he met an aspiring professional for the LPGA tour whom he helped to attain her tour card and caddied for. An interesting experience, he came to the conclusion that age was becoming a consideration and that it was time to establish a career. It was the result of a casual game of golf in Toronto (circa 1982) that Geoffrey was introduced to Jim Kerr, the owner of Shaw Laboratories, a full service lab group. Jim whose daughter went on to swim for the Canadian Olympic Team felt that there was a direct correlation between athletics and sales, and hired Geoff that June. Geoffrey spent some six years with Shaw in both a sales and sales management capacity until once again golf introduced him to the retail/distribution side of the industry. In 1988 he teamed up with Denco Canada a full service distributor with branch operations from coast to coast. Back then they sold alloy, Adaptic self cure composite, film and prophy cups. As Geoff recalls, it was not until 1990 when Kimberly Bergalis was diagnosed with AIDS that they sold gloves to the profession. Ms. Bergalis dentist, Dr David Acer purportedly infected her with the HIV virus and overnight the public demanded that the profession don gloves prior to treatment. Geoff still recalls selling Johnson & Johnson Microtouch gloves for $33.00 a box ($330 a case) and not being able to satisfy the demand. It was in 1990 that Denco literally imploded and what had been a powerhouse became insolvent. As Geoff says, they wrote the book which Healthco later read. He stayed on until the final day at which time he joined forces with Canadian Dental with whom he partnered until September 1992. It was at that time that he procured his Green Card and came south to Winston Salem North Carolina. Geoff partnered with Thompson Dental which was a member of what is now the NDC. They were acquired by Patterson for whom he sold until joining forces with Henry Schein in 2009. The past couple of years, Geoff has been an independent sales consultant in different areas, including oral cancer and obstructive sleep apnea along with some interests outside of dentistry.
|Feb 22, 2018|
954 Hands-On Online Training with Dennis Hartlieb, DDS of Dental Online Training : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Dennis Hartlieb completed his undergraduate and dental school studies at the University of Michigan (University of Michigan School of Dentistry 1988). He maintains a fulltime practice in the Chicago suburb of Glenview, Illinois, focusing on esthetic and restorative treatment. Dr. Hartlieb is an instructor at the Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Dr. Hartlieb is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the American College of Dentists, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and is an Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Hartlieb is also Accreditation Examiner for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
|Feb 21, 2018|
953 Production and Collections with Jeff Palmer & Thomas Bursich, DDS of Case Acceptance Academy : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
One of the nation’s preeminent experts in the field of dental treatment plan acceptance, Jeff Palmer Founder of Case Acceptance Academy, understands the subject from all angles. His revolutionary methodologies for improving case acceptance aren’t based on mere theories, but years of hard-won experience. Because he has worked as a sales person, a dental management consultant, a dental office manager and also a practice owner, he’s had to apply everything he teaches in the real world, and get real results.
|Feb 19, 2018|
952 Hygiene Benchmarks with Kim Miller, RDH, BSDH of Inspired Hygiene : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Kim Miller received her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1981 from Loma Linda University. She has over 25 years of coaching and in office training experience. Kim is a Lead Profitability Coach with Inspired Hygiene, an international speaker, monthly columnist for RDH magazine and Kim serves on the editorial board for Modern Dental Hygiene magazine. She is also a four time graduate of the Bale Doneen Preceptorship Course which features medical systemic concerns with cardio vascular disease and periodontal disease. Kim is passionate about helping clinicians save lives by adopting solid science-based principles and treatment philosophies resulting in exceptional treatment outcomes, healthier patients and happier more satisfied clinicians.
|Feb 17, 2018|
951 The Dental Jungle with Bill Williams, DMD, MAGD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Bill Williams is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry and a fellow, master or board eligible for a ton of other dental academies. He currently divides his time equally between working on patients, coaching dentists and being a husband, dad and grandad.
Bill is a native Atlantan, having attended Auburn University and the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. He’s a PADDI certified scuba diver, certified Guerrilla Marketing Instructor by J. Conrad Levinson, a photographer and avid reader. He has led 12 mission trips to Africa and Central America.
He enjoys interacting with his fellow dentists in the Solstice 5M Masters Academy and 5M Mastermind to help them double their practices and finish well. His books, Marketing the Million Dollar Practice and the $10,000 a Day Dentist, both debuted on Amazon.com as a #1 Best Seller in Dentistry and have helped thousands of dentists worldwide find new focus and purpose in their dental careers.
Dr. Williams, married to his wife Sheila for 40 years, loves to travel and that love has been inherited by their two sons, Will and Tyler. Will married a British lady and they live in London, England with daughter, Harper. Tyler is a country music singer/songwriter, a keynote speaker, and a NASCAR/Sprint/Midget race car driver. They both work with Dr. Bill and Sheila in the 5M Mastermind.
In May they’ll be headed to Iceland for the wedding of his dental partner to his niece. He believes in the concept of the family business.
|Feb 16, 2018|
950 Patient Booking Guarantee with Ali Jhaver, CEO of Adit : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Adit is an up and coming Digital Marketing company in Houston that has a program called the Patient Booking Guarantee. With this program, they guarantee booking you a certain number of new patients every month, and if they don’t get that amount, their services are free. Ali Jhaver, the founder of the company, will be joining us.
|Feb 16, 2018|
949 The Minimally Invasive Approach with Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Ruiz is the Director of the Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry and Course Director of numerous CE Courses at University of Southern California (USC). He is Honorary Clinical Professor at Warwick University in England and member of the editorial board for Dentistry Today. He is also and Associate Instructor at Dr. Gordon Christensen PCC in Utah & independent evaluator of dental products for CR (CRA). Dr Ruiz has been named as one of the “Leaders in CE 2006-2018” by Dentistry Today.
Dr. Ruiz has published several research papers as well as many clinical articles on adhesive dentistry, occlusion and esthetic dentistry. He regularly lectures at all major dental meetings, nationally and internationally.
|Feb 15, 2018|