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POWERED BY DENTALTOWN.COM Uncomplicate your dental life with Dr. Howard Farran as he interviews your fellow Townies and leaders in dentistry! Dentists and dental professionals share their wisdom to make your dentistry faster, easier, higher in quality, and lower in cost. Thanks for listening and have a rocking-hot day! Be sure to check out Howard's other iTunes channel where you can hear "Your 30-Day Dental MBA" and "The Virtues of Profitable Dentistry" at the link here:


1116 HR, Staff, and more with Gene St. Louis, CEO, CDA, Consultant: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 3, 2018 01:19:32


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.

1115 How to Properly Value and Purchase a Practice with Addison Killeen, DDS: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 28, 2018 01:13:18


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.

1114 Improving the Success of Your Practice with Carlo Biasucci, DDS: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 28, 2018 01:06:11


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.

1113 Building Your Practice with Dhiren Agrawal, BDS, MPA, DMD, FICOI: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 26, 2018 01:08:34


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.

1112 Seven Principles of Highly Successful Dentists with Bill and Christina Blatchford: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 21, 2018 01:04:05


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?




1111 Buying and Selling Practices with Timothy A. Brown: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 20, 2018 01:09:13


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.

1110 Dental Law with Joseph L. McGregor: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 16, 2018 01:10:03


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.

1109 Burst Oral Care with Hamish Khayat: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 13, 2018 01:01:37


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.

1108 DSO's with Jeromy R. Dixson, DMD, MBA and Ian McNickle, MBA: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 31, 2018 01:12:37


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 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.

1107 Oral Hygiene with Mia Geisinger, DDS, MS: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 29, 2018 01:07:45


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.



1106 Nutrition and Dentistry with John Sorrentino, DMD, FAGD: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 25, 2018 57:16


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.

1105 Buying and Selling Your Practice with Corey Young, DDS, MBA, CVA and Rod Johnston, MBA, CMA: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 24, 2018 01:03:20


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.

1104 Airway Centric Dentistry with Michael Gelb, DDS: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 23, 2018 49:40


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.

1103 Implantology, Aesthetic Dentistry, and more with Steffen Hohl, MD, DMD: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 22, 2018 57:29


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.

1102 Using Your Website to Accurately Brand Yourself with David A Hall, DDS: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 18, 2018 01:10:40


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.

1101 How to Make it Happen with Jack T Krauser, DMD Live at MegaGen, Las Vegas: Dentistry Uncensored

Oct 17, 2018 45:38


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.

1100 Collaboration in Dentistry with Paul Goodman, DMD: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 17, 2018 01:11:59


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.

1099 Cosmetic Dentistry and more with Alex Rubinov, DDS at MegeGen, Las Vegas: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 15, 2018 44:49


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.


1098 Mastering Implants with Jamie Oshidar, DMD at MegaGen, Las Vegas: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 11, 2018 46:05


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.

1097 Implant Quality and more with Dirk U. Duddeck, DDS at MegaGen, Las Vegas: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 10, 2018 46:50


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

1096 Implants and More with Dean Vafiadis, DDS at MegaGen, Las Vegas: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 9, 2018 41:36


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.

1095 Discussing the Business of Dentistry with Monica Murray, RDH, MBA: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 9, 2018 48:08


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

1094 Talking with the Denture Queen, Valerie Cooper: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 3, 2018 01:11:32


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.

1093 Digital Dentures with Ryan McCall: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 2, 2018 01:11:00


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!

1092 with Brian McCarthy: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 1, 2018 01:00:35


Brian McCarthy is the operation leader of 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.

1091 DentalHQ with L. Brett Wells: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 27, 2018 58:49


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.

1090 Digital Scanning and Being Profitable with Steven Roth: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 26, 2018 01:01:05


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.

1089 Endodontics with David Landwehr: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 25, 2018 01:06:12


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

1088 Q and A with Nova Dentalpreneurs: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 25, 2018 47:19


Dr. Howard Farran speaks with the students in Nova Dentalpreneurs at Nova Southeastern University

1087 Mobile Dentistry with Anna Cowdin: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 20, 2018 01:09:30


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.

1086 Recurring Revenue with Robbie Kellman Baxter: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 18, 2018 01:05:16


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, 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,, and the Journal for Quality & Participation.  

1085 Talking TruDenta with Patrick Kircher: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 14, 2018 55:36


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.

1084 Discussing Endodontics with Sonia Chopra: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 12, 2018 57:21


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, 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.

1083 Ashford Orthodontics with Sean Thompson: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 11, 2018 01:05:29


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.

1082 Small Town Dentistry with Scott Brookshire: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 10, 2018 01:17:13


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.
When not cutting teeth, Dr. Brookshire enjoys stream fishing the many salmon rivers or hunting deer in the rain forest.

1081Discussing ReminderDental with Alan Halls: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 6, 2018 01:11:19


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 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.

1080 Talking About The Funnel with Shamil Radia

Sep 4, 2018 01:09:26


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.

1079 Discussing Silver Diamine Fluoride with Steve Duffin

Aug 29, 2018 01:05:30


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.

1078 The Future of Teledentistry with Dr. Maria Kunstadter : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 6, 2018 01:10:47


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.

1077 Meet Callpop with Joe Strom : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 3, 2018 49:22


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.

1076 Get What You Want with Connie Podesta : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 29, 2018 01:10:09


Connie says she hates long introductions so let me sum her up in just 25 words.

25 years.

Two million people.

1,000 organizations.

Hall of Fame speaker.

Award-winning author.

Seven books.

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!

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]

Jun 28, 2018 52:11


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.

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]

Jun 28, 2018 47:03


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.

1073 Dental Legislation with Rob Roda, DDS, MS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 26, 2018 01:26:25


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.

1072 Dental Industry Update with Michael Grant & Dr. Joel H. Berg : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 25, 2018 57:16


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.

1071 Turn Dental Equipment into Cash with W. Mason Fuller, CEO Atlas Resell Management : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 25, 2018 01:02:51


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.

1070 Orthodontics & Implant Dentistry with Paul L. Ouellette, DDS, MS, AFAAID : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 24, 2018 01:10:59


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:

1069 Making Money After Dental School with Dallin Gomez : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 22, 2018 01:07:06


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, 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.

1068 Financial Blunders of First-Year Dentists with Travis Slade of Rooted Wealth : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 15, 2018 01:26:30


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.

1067 Dental Marketing with Dr. Jessica Emery : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 15, 2018 01:04:41


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.

1066 Generate Reviews with Leonard Tau, DMD, FAGD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 15, 2018 55:09


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.

1065 What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You! with Nancy Zelno, CEO of Dynamic Administrators : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 14, 2018 01:05:11


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.

1064 The Golden Proportion with Neal C. Nealis, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 14, 2018 01:09:19


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.

1063 You Can Do It! with Grace Jun, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 13, 2018 01:09:55


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.

1062 Social Video Marketing with Eric Sperling of The Social Television Network : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 12, 2018 01:19:22


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.

1061 Real World, Master Business Coaching with Danny Creed : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 12, 2018 01:00:44


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. ( 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;

Created the first interactive sales training course, widely considered the precursor to Google Pioneered the first digital health information system creating the largest digital health information content library ever created Led sales organizations for market-leading NASDAQ technology companies, Defined, developed, and directed international sales training Successfully sold to C-level executives in health care, telecom and US federal government verticals including the Department of Defense Presentation team on three separate companies’ public offering Internationally sought keynote and workshop speaker and trainer Awarded by juried panel, the INAT Summit Mentor Laureate 2018 for most outstanding presentation, and the INAT Summit Man 2018, at the INAT Summit in Belgrade Serbia.


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 and Audible at  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.

1060 Create a Bulletproof Dental Practice with Craig Spodak, DMD, PA : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 12, 2018 01:21:06


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.

1059 Oral Care & Overall Health with Dr. Jonathan B. Levine of GLO Science : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 11, 2018 01:16:27


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:

1058 Disruptive Advertising with Jacob Baadsgaard : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 9, 2018 54:49


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.

1057 Top 5 HR No-Nos with Ali Oromchian of Dental & Medical Counsel, PC : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 8, 2018 01:02:34


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.

1056 New Grad Tips & Tricks with Dr. Trent Orth & Layla Orth : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 8, 2018 01:13:56


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.

1055 Preventing Developmental Issues with Dr. Jeffrey Brown : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 8, 2018 01:04:50


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.

1054 The Future of CBCT Technology with Dr. Dale Miles : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 8, 2018 01:39:14


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 and cone beam imaging at 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.

1053 Differentiate Your Practice with Tyson Downs of Titan Web Agency : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 7, 2018 58:27


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.

1052 Formulate a Winning Presentation with Margy Schaller, President of Laser Pointer Presentations : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 7, 2018 01:07:46


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.

1051 Keep More of Your Money with Bassim Michael, CPA : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 6, 2018 01:07:21


Bassim Michael, CPA, CVA, MS is the founder and president of, 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.

1050 Biggest Financial Mistakes with Brandon Collier : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 6, 2018 01:16:22


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.

He is the Editor of the twice-monthly Collier Newsletter, which for close to a half-century has been providing cutting edge, unbiased and easy-to-implement legal, business and financial advice to dentists to help them become and retire wealthy.  The Newsletter has thousands of paid subscribers, and over the decades, tens of thousands of dentists have subscribed.


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.  

Brandon also oversees the Collier retirement plan division which designs and prepares profit sharing, 401(k) and defined benefit plans. Over the years thousands of dental practices throughout the country have used Collier retirement plans.

He has many years of experience consulting with doctors and speaking nationwide as an invited lecturer. He believes in giving back to dentistry and currently serves on the visiting committee of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry and has been a past member of the Board of Trustees of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (the AAO’s charitable arm).

1049 Advances in Biological Dentistry with Dr. Karl Ulrich Volz of Swiss Biohealth : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 4, 2018 54:23


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.

1048 Functional Orthodontics with Dr. Monica Casadei : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 4, 2018 01:06:19


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.

1047 Social Media Marketing for Dentists with Shannon Gilpin of Nonnahs Marketing : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 1, 2018 53:48


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.

1046 Epic Endo with Dr. Rico D. Short : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 1, 2018 01:10:25


Dr. Rico D. Short

- Microsurgical Root Canal Specialist
- Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics
- Clinical Assistant Professor The Dental College of Georgia


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

1045 Medical Management of Dental Caries with Dr. Joel H. Berg : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 1, 2018 01:24:17


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.

1044 Disruptive Technologies with Prof. Faleh Tamimi Marino : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 31, 2018 50:33


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 ( that is helping dentists from all over the world access scientific evidence to improve the treatment of their patients.

1043 Effective Dental Marketing with Ken Newhouse, DC : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 31, 2018 01:13:21


Ken Newhouse, Founder of the online community (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.

1042 Screening for Sleep Disordered Breathing with Mark Burhenne, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 31, 2018 59:44


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, 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 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.

1041 The Golden Rule with Dr. Mark E. Mosier, DDS, FAGD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 30, 2018 01:07:42


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.

1040 HD Cameras for Loupes and Lights with Paule Delaney & Jenna Farmer of LoupeCam : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 30, 2018 01:05:53


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.

1039 The Business of Dentistry with Warren Bobinski : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 30, 2018 01:08:50


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!

1038 Innovating Technologies with Dr. Bruce Lieberthal, Chief Innovation Officer at Henry Schein, Inc. : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 30, 2018 01:23:56


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.

1037 Real Time Imaging with Dr. Daniel Uzbelger Feldman : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 30, 2018 01:03:20


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.

1036 Go Rural! with Dr. Jennifer Sarsland & Dr. Noah Piskorski : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 29, 2018 01:14:54


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.

1035 Think from the Eyes of a Patient with Carrie Ibbetson, RDH : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 29, 2018 01:11:25


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 and 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.

1034 Continually Advancing Technology with Jens T.W. Kuhn, President of Kettenbach : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 28, 2018 01:10:13


Jens T.W. Kuhn

--Born 1968

--Father of three children

--Enjoys horseback riding and traveling

--German citizen

--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

1033 Dentures, Composites & Adhesion with Dr. Krzysztof Kris Polanowski : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 26, 2018 56:01


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”.

1032 Biological Dentistry & Ceramic Implants with Dr. Dominik Nischwitz : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 25, 2018 01:08:19


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.

1031 The Future of Dental Lab Technology with Larry Rips, CDT : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 25, 2018 01:07:55


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.

1030 Behind The Smiles with Ian Young & Dr. Gina Dorfman of YAPI : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 23, 2018 59:26


Content Manager Ian Young & Dr. Gina Dorfman of YAPI interviewed Howard for Behind The Smiles, Stories to inspire and motivate the dental community.

1029 Oral Scanners, Clear Aligners & CAD/CAM with Lars Christian Lund, Vice President, Corporate Business Development & Marketing at 3Shape : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 23, 2018 01:04:16


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.

1028 A Passion for Aesthetics with Dr. Nina Bal : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 23, 2018 53:52


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.
She likes to build a rapport with her clients from the first consultation, seeking to gauge and meet their needs and expectations.

1027 Work Hard & Hustle with Dr. Jon Winnyk : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 23, 2018 01:08:39


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.

1026 Let’s Talk Implants with Dr. Philip J. Gordon & Dr. Christopher W. Barrett : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 22, 2018 01:19:07


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 ( and his Dental Implant Practices podcast where he interviews the industry’s top clinicians in dental implantology (

1025 The Queen of Good Air with Erin E. Elliott, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 21, 2018 01:05:40


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.

1024 Always Do Your Best with Dr. Bicky Tran : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 18, 2018 01:13:35


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.

1023 The Future of Implant Dentistry with Randolph Resnik, DMD, MDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 17, 2018 01:28:59


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.

1022 Meet Orthobrain with Dr. Dan German : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 17, 2018 01:16:08


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
have been taught around the world.


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.

Dr. German is most proud of his role as a dad and grandpa, raising seven children with his wife, Teri. Fitness, learning, and teaching are his hobbies.

1021 A Model for Success with Brady Frank, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 16, 2018 01:05:03


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

1020 Increase Patient Flow & Case Acceptance with Harold Meredith : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 16, 2018 01:03:51


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.

1019 Teamwork Makes the Dream Work with The Reflections Dental Care Team : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 15, 2018 01:09:12


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.

1018 Meet TrueJaw with Christian Pusateri : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 15, 2018 59:17


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.

1017 Ethics & Metrics with Dr. Max Meinerz : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 14, 2018 01:21:10


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.

1016 Professional Practice Transitions with William S. Barrett, Esq. CEO of Mandelbaum Salsburg : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 12, 2018 01:27:43


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.

1015 Membership Plans with Dave Monahan, CEO of Kleer : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 11, 2018 01:09:38


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.

1014 Transform Lives & Increase Wealth with Jay Abraham, Founder & CEO of Abraham Group Inc. : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 11, 2018 01:03:47


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.

1013 Growing Businesses & Building Leaders with Dana Salisbury, COO of Classic Practice Resources : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 9, 2018 01:07:54


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!

1012 Epic Dentures with Ryan McCall, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 8, 2018 01:36:17


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!).

1011 Prevent Chronic Neck Pain with B. Jin Chang, PhD & Karl Schwartz, MBA of SurgiTel : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 8, 2018 01:04:55


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!

1010 Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with Dr. Andonis Terezides : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 7, 2018 01:15:43


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.

1009 No Bull with Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 7, 2018 52:39


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.

1008 The Four Horsemen of Dentistry with Colin Receveur, Founder & CEO of SmartBox : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 6, 2018 55:51


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.”

1007 Practice Management Gurus with Laura Hatch, Sandy Pardue, and Dr. Gina Dorfman : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 5, 2018 01:13:07


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!

1006 MacPractice Update with Mark Hollis, CEO : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 5, 2018 01:05:57


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.

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

May 4, 2018 01:04:24


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!

1004 Dr. Collin Larson & Dr. Matthew Free : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 4, 2018 01:14:56


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.

1003 Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children with Dr. Diana Batoon : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 3, 2018 01:02:55


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.

1002 SDF Silver Diamine Fluoride with Dr. Jeanette MacLean : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran [Part 2]

May 2, 2018 43:05


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.

1001 Behavior Management in Pediatric Dentistry with Dr. Jeanette MacLean : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran [Part 1]

May 2, 2018 51:07


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.

1000 Keepin’ it Real at Townie Meeting 2018 : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 30, 2018 01:16:21


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

999 Nutrition and the Microbiome with Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 27, 2018 58:32


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”.

998 Creating Beautiful Smiles with John Lavicka CDT, Dr. Gena Pineda, and Dr. Rhys Spoor : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 27, 2018 01:02:15


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.

997 Advanced Prosthodontics with Nadim Z. Baba, DMD, MSD, FACP : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 26, 2018 01:05:59


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.

996 3D Printing with Gideon Balloch, Dental Product Lead for Formlabs : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 26, 2018 50:38


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.

995 The Future of Profitable Dentistry with Dr. Woody Oakes & Steve Parker : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 26, 2018 46:11


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:

994 Master Communication with Jodie Pearson of Trojan Professional Services : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 23, 2018 01:04:35


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!

993 Advancing Aesthetics with Dr. Fouad Talic & Mr. Kareem Assassa : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 21, 2018 01:03:40


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.

992 Confidence and Competence with Kenneth Wilstead, DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 20, 2018 01:03:20


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.

991 Empower Your Practice! with Jeanie Ju DDS, Shelly Goff, and Patrice Bonnell : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 19, 2018 01:18:39


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.

990 Oral Appliance Hygiene with Lorin Berland, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 13, 2018 01:10:02


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 is also a great source of useful information on oral appliances and hygiene tips for patients.

989 Life as a Recent Grad with Kent Tuttle, DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 12, 2018 01:05:31


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.

988 Never Stop Learning with Elizabeth Fleming, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 11, 2018 01:11:03


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.

987 Total Health Dentistry with Dr. Susan Maples : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 9, 2018 59:59


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, 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.

986 Golden Opportunities with Angela Golden : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 7, 2018 01:03:30


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.

985 Ceramic Implantology with Sammy Noumbissi, DDS, MS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 6, 2018 01:08:46


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.

984 K2 Facilitation & Dental Education with Dr. Kevin Kwiecien : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 5, 2018 01:22:48


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.

983 The Way of the Superior Dentist with Adrian Wilkins : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 5, 2018 01:20:32


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.

982 Lessons from Dermatology with Dr. Dustin Mullens : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 3, 2018 01:03:34


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.

981 Student Loans and Financial Planning with Ryan Schulte, CFP : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 2, 2018 01:14:13


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.

980 Dental Management Innovations with Patrice Bonnell & Shelly Goff : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 30, 2018 01:32:54


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.

979 Grow Your Practice with Kiera Dent : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 29, 2018 58:42


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.,,,

978 Dental Therapy Update with Frank Catalanotto, DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 26, 2018 01:03:20


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.

977 Family Dentistry by Design with Dr. Kelly Bradley & Chip Bradley : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 26, 2018 01:32:59


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.

976 Dynamic Dental Safety with Dr. Howard Pactovis : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 26, 2018 01:11:06


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”

975 Preventative Dentistry with Dr. Ahron Jodaikin of Phocal : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 24, 2018 58:06


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.

974 Fortune Management with Bernie Stoltz, CEO : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 22, 2018 01:06:47


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.

973 LANAP with Dr. Robert Gregg & Dr. Dawn Gregg of Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 22, 2018 01:13:54


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.

972 Hard Work Pays Off with Brandon Kroffke, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 21, 2018 01:09:59


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.

971 Dental Anesthesia with Stanley F. Malamed, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 21, 2018 01:00:57


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

970 Dental MBA Update with Bob Laing, D2 at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 19, 2018 01:37:05


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.

969 Buy Big or Go Home with Brandon Ryff, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 18, 2018 01:20:29


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.

968 Energizing, Lucrative, & Fun Dentistry with Dr. Michael Gagaoudakis : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 16, 2018 01:13:08


“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: and click on the “for dentists” link at the bottom of the page.

967 Biofunction Philosophy with Dr. Jason C. Campbell : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 14, 2018 01:33:33


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.

966 Changing Demographics with Nicole Noble, MA, Student at MWU AZ : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 13, 2018 01:18:24


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.

965 Financial Wealth and Emotional Fitness with Mark Murphy, CEO of Northeast Private Client Group : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 12, 2018 01:03:08


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.

964 Not All Diamonds Are the Same with Jolie Lieb : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 12, 2018 01:02:56


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. 

963 Journey to Mudryi with Ira Kamp, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 4, 2018 01:12:01


Dr. Ira Kamp sat down with Howard to discuss integrative oral health, acupuncture, massage therapy, practice management, and his book, Journey to Mudryi: The Wisdom That Underlies All Healing

962 Mentoring Hygienists with Katrina Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 3, 2018 01:16:11


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, 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. @MsSandersRDH

961 Take Control of Your Finances with Jordan Goodman, America’s Money Answers Man : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 1, 2018 01:02:25


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.

960 Lessons from D3s with Olivia Sugimoto, DS & Taylor Velasquez, D3 : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 28, 2018 01:14:29


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.

959 The Godmother of Health Care, Regina "Regi" E. Herzlinger : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 27, 2018 51:13


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).

958 Systemizing Your Clinical Practice with Dr. John Hagiliassis : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 27, 2018 01:02:42


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.

957 Reputation Management with Matt Prados, Founder of Review Wave : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 24, 2018 01:09:18


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.

956 DSO vs Group vs Solo with Dr. Alex A. Giannini : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 24, 2018 01:17:10


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.

955 Thirty-Five Years in Dentistry with Geoffrey Spence : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 22, 2018 01:18:21


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. 

954 Hands-On Online Training with Dennis Hartlieb, DDS of Dental Online Training : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 21, 2018 01:17:49


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.

953 Production and Collections with Jeff Palmer & Thomas Bursich, DDS of Case Acceptance Academy : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 20, 2018 01:09:02


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.

952 Hygiene Benchmarks with Kim Miller, RDH, BSDH of Inspired Hygiene : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 18, 2018 01:25:03


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.

951 The Dental Jungle with Bill Williams, DMD, MAGD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 17, 2018 01:13:22


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 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.

950 Patient Booking Guarantee with Ali Jhaver, CEO of Adit : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 16, 2018 01:08:41


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.

949 The Minimally Invasive Approach with Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 15, 2018 01:14:54


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.

948 Conversion Rate Optimization with Abdur Rafay Zafar of Dental Marketing Direct : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 14, 2018 01:09:04


Abdur Rafay Zafar is a digital marketing consultant specializing in generating new patients for dental and medical practices through Pay-per-Click advertising. He is a Google adwords certified professional since 2012 and the owner of Reach Me FasterTM which he founded in January 2014. Reach Me FasterTM is a boutique digital marketing agency that currently manages Pay-per-Click advertising campaigns for over 25 small-medium businesses worldwide including 15 dental practices with 20+ locations based in US/Canada. In addition to marketing & advertising, Rafay is passionate about health and fitness and public speaking.

947 Elevate & Realize Your Value with Deana Zost, FAADOM : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 13, 2018 01:04:00


Deana is a Regional Territory Manager for RevenueWell with over 26 years in dentistry (She was a HORRIBLE dental assistant for a year, but really great in the front office for 25 years!) She is a Fellow & Lifetime Member in the American Academy of Dental Office Management & a founding member of the Dallas/Ft. Worth AADOM Chapter, and has been a nominee for Practice Administrator of the Year.  She is a contributor of educational content for the AADOM eCampus. She is a member of the Speakers Consulting Network and has been published in the AADOM Observer & DewLife Magazine. Proudest accomplishment is her children-19 year old Sam & 17 year old (and soon to graduate high school) Hannah. Deana has been an advocate for autism awareness since her son was diagnosed in 1999 & is raising awareness for Guillian-Barre Syndrome, a very rare auto-immune disorder that causes paralysis, after her own experience in June 2017.  The fuel behind Deana’s energy is to empower dental team members to continually elevate & realize their value by combining education & networking. The FOREVER optimist, her goal is to unveil the possible when others can only see the impossible. THAT is why others call her the Sunshine Spreader!

946 Benefits of B Corp Certification with Scott Andersen of Artisan Dental, LLC : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 13, 2018 01:04:43


Scott Andersen is the co-owner along with his wife, Dr. Nicole Andersen of Artisan Dental, where he serves as the director of business development.  In May of this year, Artisan Dental became Wisconsin’s 1st certified B corporation dental practice and the 2nd certified B corporation dental practice in the United States.  Scott and his wife, Dr. Nicole Andersen have been incorporating the principles of Conscious Capitalism and certified B corporations since beginning their practice in Madison, Wisconsin nearly 4 years ago.

945 Iowa FIND Project with Maren Lenhart MPH CDA, Deb Hoyle, Iowa Practice Opps. Coord., and Jarod Johnson DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 11, 2018 48:45


The FIND Project is committed to connecting dentists and underserved communities with the resources needed to combat Iowa’s dental shortage, so that dental care is close to home for every Iowan.


FIND collaborates with communities and dentists on the recruitment and establishment of private practice dental offices located in underserved areas in Iowa.

944 Dental Leases & Practice Profitability with Norman Gelfand, President & Founder of Dental Real Estate Experts : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 9, 2018 01:00:52


Commercial brokers with a 30-year track record of success in representing tenants and buyers within the office, retail, and healthcare sectors.   We have exclusively represented dental tenants and buyers for the past 17 of those years, mainly within Texas, under the name Gelfand Group Commercial Real Estate. We’ve changed our name to Dental Real Estate Experts to expand our presence in the national dental real estate marketplace.


Norman has been negotiating contracts for his entire career.  He is an expert in making the dental lease a powerful asset to the practice owner, with a view toward business protection, increased profitability, and increased practice value at the time of sale.


Pamela Gelfand joined the firm in 2001 and works with Norman in all aspects of Dental Real Estate Experts.  She, like her husband, is a Townie, and contributes valuable advice to the Dentaltown forum.

943 Seeking Employment Made Easy with Dr. Ivy D. Peltz & Dr. Eric S. Studley : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 8, 2018 01:14:59


Dr. Ivy Peltz and Dr. Eric Studley are both general practice directors and clinical associate professors at New York University College of Dentistry in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, where Dr. Studley is also the director of practice management and ergonomics. 


Dr. Studley is the CEO of a nationally based insurance brokerage company, Eric S. Studley and Associates, Inc., specializing in the insurance and financial needs of dentists ( Since 2001, Dr. Studley has consistently been the #1 disability producer in the United States with Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America. In 2016, he received the Disability Quality Award and the Life Insurance Quality Award from National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He is a Guardian Platinum Level Disability Insurance Inner Circle Member, Guardian Disability Agent of the Year, Guardian Elite Program Member, Guardian Platinum Advantage Life Member, he is in the Guardian President’s Council, the Guardian Executive Committee, the Guardian Leader’s Club and Past President of Guardian’s Field Force. He has been awarded numerous awards annually based on his extraordinary sales and persistence record.


Dr. Studley is a renowned speaker in the dental community, and has lectured throughout the country on the subjects of insurance planning, risk and practice management, ergonomics, ethics and case acceptance. He is recognized for his industry knowledge and outstanding ethical standards.


Dr. Studley is a speaker for the American Dental Association’s practice management program for dental schools throughout the country.  He is a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants. Dr. Studley is a member of NYU Dental’s Omega chapter of O.K.U., a national dental honor society.  Dr. Studley was nominated for Student Council Appreciation awards at New York University College of Dentistry in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2009, Dr. Studley was a contributing author of a practice management textbook for new dentists entitled “Dental Practice – Get in The Game.”


Dr. Peltz has a private practice in New York City ( She received a Masters in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College, The City of New York School of Public Affairs in 2005, followed by a PhD in 2012 in Higher Education from the Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology program in Higher and Postsecondary Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, where her dissertation was nominated for Outstanding Dissertation. She is a fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine, The Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists and New York University College of Dentistry’s Academy of Distinguished Educators, and is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), Omega Chapter. She has achieved Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. She is past president of the New York Academy of Oral Rehabilitation and the New York University College of Dentistry Alumni Association. Dr. Peltz has presented at annual meetings of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE).

Together, Drs. Peltz and Studley have published numerous articles and blogs. They write a quarterly wellness column for AGD Impact. Some of their articles and blogs include: “Determining when to make a change in your career,” “Successfully managing tough times,” “Maintaining your personal and professional relationships,” “Advice for building confidence as a new dentist,” “The Benefits of Unplugging to Recharge,” “Express Gratitude, Improve Your Well-Being” and “Finding your center with yoga and ergonomics” in AGD Impact, “Which residency program is right for you,”” How to get your patients to just say ‘yes,’” “Is a residency program right for me,” “How to build a long-lasting relationship with faculty members,” “Managing Work-Life Balance” and “Personal accounts on why you need insurance” in Mouthing Off: The blog of the American Student Dental Association, and “Career paths: Expecting the unexpected,” “Managing debt without deprivation,” and “5 things we wish we had known after dental school” in American Dental Association: New Dentist Now.

They are both the co-founders of Doccupations, an online algorithmic dental job matching website ( Based on their backgrounds in dentistry and dental education, Drs. Peltz and Studley were well poised to recognize a needed service in the dental profession. Year after year, they heard repeatedly about the difficulties encountered by graduating dental students who were looking for associate positions. On the flip side, Dr. Studley was hearing from his clients that they couldn’t find the job seekers that they needed. He began posting jobs on a weekly newsletter that he sends out from his insurance company. These posts began to multiply until Drs. Peltz & Studley envisioned and then created Doccupations, an online algorithmic dental job matching service for all dental professionals.


In the short time that Doccupations has been live to both dental job seekers and employers, they have seen a strong enthusiasm for this service.  Both dental employers and job seekers are sharing their excitement for a product that matches and provides resources for them to review opportunities rather than working within the black hole of larger job boards.  Doccupations’ philosophy is to populate itself with high value candidates and jobs.  Their model ensures that you can review candidates that match your staffing needs.   Employers are reporting that the product is easy to use and that they are finding quality candidates quickly to fill their open positions.  Job seekers are reporting the same ease and success in completing their job search.


Industry leaders and associations are showing their support of Doccupations.  Doccupations is a member benefit of the American Student Dental Association.  That means that all graduating dental students are provided the opportunity to find their jobs through Doccupations.  That is 94% of all dental students graduating each year and looking for employment.   These 24,000 graduates will be coming to Doccupations first to match with their ideal dental job.

942 LendingClub Patient Solutions with Mike Gilroy : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 8, 2018 59:14


As Senior Vice President, Mike Gilroy is responsible for leading LendingClub Patient Solutions which provides quality, responsible, and innovative financing for elective medical and dental procedures.


Mike brings over three decades of sales, marketing and business development experience to the company, with half of that experience in the patient financing industry.  Mike was CEO and a cofounder of Springstone Financial, LLC, which became the country’s second largest provider of patient financing prior to its acquisition by LendingClub in 2014. Prior to Springstone, Mike was Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development at AmeriFee LLC, where he led its expansion into dental, lasik, fertility, and cosmetic financing.  AmeriFee, at that point one of the nation’s largest providers of patient financing, was acquired by Capital One where Mike served as Director of Marketing and Business Development.  Prior experience includes Dentsply International, where Mike served as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Caulk Division.


He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s in Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

941 Dental Practice Brokerage with Gary Boyajian, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 7, 2018 01:06:22


Upon finishing his GPR at  St  Josephs hospital in NJ  Dr Boyajian purchased an exisiting   GP dental practice in Bergen county NJ plus a building.   The practice grew rapidly by utilizing  the proper marketing techniques and applying the latest technology and dental procedures.   His practice was fee for service and accepted high quality dental insurance. He didn't accept PPO insurance.  He felt one of his keyes to success was listening to practice management lectures and tapes by Howard Farran and Rick Kushner  Also clinical information from Gordon Christensen 


In subsequent years he opened 2 more dental practices in Fairfield county  CT.    After many successful years as a practicing dentist Dr Boyajian retired.  While he was in the process of selling his three dental offices he found that multiple dental brokers did not take a hands on role in the process, as they were not present when he met with the prospective  buyers  Further more the majority of the brokers did not get involved in the day to day transaction and negotiations as the deal moved forward with contracts, financing and lease negotiations . 


As a result of this experience  Dr Boyajian was inspired to start his own  dental brokerage firm that would provide unparalleled  amazing hands on 24/7 service  Health care practice sales  LLC  He is one  of the few dental practice brokers  that is a dentist and also has in house staff consisting of 2 CPA accountants.   

They deliver results and make sure your deal goes the the closing table.  They stay in constant contact with every party involved in the transaction including banks, attorneys and accountants.  as a result you will not have to handle any aspect of the deal on your own .  the sale process  will go very smoothly because they  stay on top of everything and are constantly available.

940 Orthodontics and General Dentistry with Dr. Brock Rondeau : Ahwatukee Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 6, 2018 49:11


Dr. Rondeau is one of North America’s most sought after clinician who lectures over 100 days per year. Over 23,000 dentists have attended his courses and study clubs in the United States, Canada, China, Australia, England, Turkey and Poland. He has an extremely busy practice, which is limited to the treatment of patients with orthodontic, orthopedic, TMD, and snoring and sleep apnea problems. Dr. Rondeau is a Diplomate of the International Board of Orthodontics, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain. He has published over 30 articles in orthodontic and dental journals and has produced a series of videos on all phases of orthodontics as well as extensive internet courses in Orthodontics, TMD and Snoring and Sleep Apnea.


Approximately 1/3 of the dentists that have attended Dr. Rondeau’s courses are referred by dentists who have taken his courses and were very pleased with what they learned.


Unfortunately, 10 minutes of the interview was lost near the beginning of the podcast. We apologize for the lost content and you can learn more from Dr. Rondeau at WWW.RONDEAUSEMINARS.COM

939 Leverage and Manage Social Media with Rita Zamora : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 3, 2018 01:05:04


Rita Zamora is an international speaker and published author on social media and online reputation management. She and her team have been helping dentists and specialists across the country with social media training and custom monthly management programs since 2007.


Rita served as a Contributing Faculty Member on the topic of marketing for the American Dental Association Center for Success Certificate Program. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing. With over 20 years experience in the business of dentistry, working with general and specialty practices, she also brings a solid understanding of the dental world to the table.

938 CE and R&D with George Tysowsky, DDS, MPH : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 2, 2018 01:03:02



Dr. Tysowsky serves as Senior Vice President of Technology and Professional Relations for Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.  In his capacity, Dr. Tysowsky is responsible for Research & Development activities for all North American operations.  He also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, and is a Fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and the American College of Dentistry.


Dr. Tysowsky has served as a board member of the American College of Prosthodontics Foundation for the past nine years and is Chairman of the Board Elect for the Oral Health America Foundation.


Dr. Tysowsky earned a DDS degree from the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry, and a Masters of Public Health from Minnesota’s School of Public Health.

937 OSHA & HIPPA Made Easy with Jill Obrochta, RDH, BS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 1, 2018 50:37


Jill is a 20-year (+) veteran of the clinical dental hygiene arena, who now owns and operates a web-education company dedicated to successful OSHA & HIPAA Compliance for Healthcare professionals.


She is considered one of the country’s top DENTAL-OSHA & HIPAA-for -HELATHCARE COMPLIANCE EXPERTS.


For the past several years of her career, Jill has been a compliance researcher, product developer & OSHA / HIPAA training specialists.  She is internationally published writer & educator for several, top-industry manufacturers Including:


- Capital One

- Water Pik Technologies

- 3M

- Proctor & Gamble


She is the founder of &

Her team of helpful compliance educators provides ---web-based education nationwide.  specializing in OSHA made EASY & HIPAA made EASY Training Solutions for the private practice sector in healthcare.

936 The Lifestyle You Want to Live with Dr. Christina Blatchford : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Feb 1, 2018 01:07:19


Christina is a mother and wife first.  A dentist second. She loves dentistry but understands the value of quality time spent with her family and friends.  She enjoys the aesthetics of dentistry and has learned how to pursue her artistic talents in this field.  Her father, Dr. Bill Blatchford was a successful dentist and it seemed the natural progression for her to follow in his footsteps.  Originally, Christina pursued a fashion path and received her B of A.  After working at Nordstroms for a bit she realized she needed more.  She went back to school and became an interior architect specializing in dental practices.  After a bit of time she realized she wanted the lifestyle she was given growing up and needed to pursue a career in dentistry to allow these opportunities for not only her but her husband and young daughter.  She now works two to three days a week and takes eight weeks off every year.  There is a specific formula to this lifestyle that Christina and her father would like to share with more dentists.  Blatchford Solutions is a practice management company that helps only fifty doctors a year pursue the lifestyle they want to live.  Too many dentists run on a rat race of a huge overhead, working four to five days a week and taking maybe two to three weeks of vacation a year.

935 The Dental Facts with Jim Ferrell : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 31, 2018 01:01:44


Jim Ferrell sat down with Howard to share his 30+ year dental story, how he rocked the industry with DentalFax, (which he recently sold and rebranded as “The Dental Facts”), and his new passion for filming with drone equipped cameras.

934 Medical Emergencies in the Dental office with Allan Schwartz, DDS, CRNA : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 31, 2018 58:36


Allan is a 1980 graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. After dental school he attended a General Practice Residency at the Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri where he experienced dental O.R. cases delivered by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. After ten years of private practice he said, " I want to do Anesthesia." So while still practicing dentistry part-time, he got his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through the Accelerated Option at St. Louis University, worked in the ICU at the VA in St. Louis for a year, and then attended the Nurse Anesthesia program at Washington University in St. Louis at Barnes Hospital.

933 3M Oral Care Update with Mr. James D. Ingebrand, President and General Manager of 3M Oral Care Solutions Division : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 30, 2018 01:08:58


James D. Ingebrand (Jim) is the President and General Manager of 3M Oral Care Solutions Division.  3M Oral Care provides a broad range or award winning innovative dental and orthodontic products to clinicians around the world.


Ingebrand brings more than 33 years of experience within 3M to his position. He started his career with the company in 1984, working as a marketing analyst in the Corporate Marketing Research Department.  Ingebrand has since developed his experience through a series of US and global assignments in 3M’s medical, pharmaceutical and dental businesses.  He was named Vice President and General Manager of 3M ESPE in 2014 and assumed leadership of the combined 3M ESPE and 3M Unitek business in 2015.


Ingebrand holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, as well as a Masters of Business Administration degree, both from the University of Minnesota.

932 Adhesion & Esthetics with Dr. Edward A. McLaren DDS, MDC : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 27, 2018 58:55


Dr. Edward A. McLaren DDS, MDC

Graduated from UOP  in 1983

Graduated from UCLA in Graduate Prosthodontics 1990

Former director of UCLA graduate esthetics

Founder and director of UCLA advanced esthetics and restorative dentistry full time graduate program

Founder and director of UCLA master ceramist program

Former Professor UCLA school of dentistry

Professor at UAB school of dentistry

Founder and director of UAB advanced esthetics, restorative dentistry and masters of material science residency program

Founder and director of UCLA master ceramist program

Founder and director of UAB master ceramist program

Author of the textbook “The Art of Passion”: teeth, ceramics, faces and places

Author of over 80 articles

931 Save Tax Dollars with Garland W. Mahan, CHBC, EA, RTRP & Chris Mahan, CHBC, MBA ACC : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 27, 2018 01:10:24


Garland & Chris Mahan whose company, Mahan & Associates, LLC;  in Nashville that have been serving the Healthcare Community for Collectively over 50 years. They specialize exclusively in the Dental and Medical market space have a dynamic and complementary service model where all things are coordinated for the most optimal financial and practice development outcomes possible. Their company, provides distinguished service lines that are essential to all Practice Businesses. They provide Financials & Write Up Services, Tax Strategy and Tax Services, Practice Management Services, Payroll & HR Services, Pension and Retirement Planning Service and Financial Planning Services. With coordinating all these separate but necessary disciplines, they are able to offer a competitive advantage to their clients by integrating all business services and objectives to work in a competitive manner. Today we will be discussing one the core disciplines that affects all of us and that is Taxes and what initiatives and strategies need to be considered to save tax dollars!

930 Dental Practice Solutions with Mark Eric Bailey & Dr. James R. Chaffin : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 26, 2018 01:20:44


Mark Eric Bailey is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. He has been actively engaged in real estate brokerage / development / investment as well as the creation of several businesses over his career. He has arranged business financing for 36 years and has served health professionals exclusively as Capital4HealthCare, LLC since the early 1990s. In 2005, he founded Dentcetera-Advisors, LLC to provide dentists acquiring practices with buyer’s representation services nationwide. Dr. Chaffin joined Mark in each of these endeavors and in 2009 they founded Dental Recovery Solutions 360, LLC together.


Mr. Bailey’s endeavors have followed the business trends in dentistry. First, he focused on carefully crafting financing for dentists to excel in practice with Capital4HealthCare, LLC. Its not the rate, term or amount of a loan but the combination thereof which creates the best financing solutions.


During the growth years of dentistry pre-2008, it became apparent that practice buyers were not being represented well during a practice purchase. Thus Dentcetera-Advisors, LLC was born to provide buyer representation.


And when the economy collapsed in late 2008 it became apparent that Dental Recovery Solutions 360, LLC was required to serve dentists, lenders, landlords, BK trustees, etc to save dental practices, professional careers and prevent patient abandonment issues. DRS-360 is the only firm in America focused exclusively in dentistry for these services.


Mr. Bailey is a widower and blessed father of a teenage daughter and 3 awesome cats. He resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; enjoys fine cars, reading and the beach.


Dr. James R. Chaffin is a 2004 graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and a 2008 graduate of LVI. He has owned & operated Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry practices in Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek and presently in Glendale, AZ as CR SMILES where he is building a new office.


Dr. Chaffin is a talented clinician specializing in implant dentistry, oral sedation, TMD – both cosmetic & restorative dentistry. He is an accomplished entrepreneur / business person / advisor and the CEO of Dental Recovery Solutions 360, LLC - a firm founded in 2009 and devoted to saving dental practices nationwide and CEO of Dentcetera-Advisors, LLC, a national practice transitions advisory firm founded in 2005 and based in Metro Phoenix. He is a visionary entrepreneur as to concepts and opportunities.


Dr. Chaffin is happily married and resides in Cave Creek, AZ with his wife, 2 young sons and 2 doggies. He enjoys body building, high performance cars, movies and golf.

929 All Things Perio and Implant with Jennifer Hirsch Doobrow, DMD, FICD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 24, 2018 59:34


Dr. Jennifer Hirsch Doobrow, a Board Certified Periodontist, is the Owner and CEO of Periodontal and Implant Associates, Inc. located in Cullman, AL.  She earned her DMD at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2007 and received her certification in Periodontics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2010.  She serves as a faculty member for the Pikos Institute, was the General Chair for the 2017 Gulf Coast Dental Conference and is the 2017-2018 Chair of the Leadership Council for the UAB School of Dentistry. Dr. Doobrow is on the Executive Council and serves as the Corporate Advisory Chair for the Southern Academy of Periodontology and sits on several committees for the American Academy of Periodontology.  She holds Past-President positions in the Alabama Society of Periodontists and the Wilson Chenault Dental Study Club.  In 2012, Dr. Doobrow was recognized as one of the University of Georgia's (UGA) prestigious 40 Under 40. Most recently, Dr. Doobrow was selected as one of the Top 10 Young Educators in America for 2017 by The Seattle Study Club, was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists as well as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.  She was also awarded the UAB School of Dentistry Outstanding Young Alumnus Award and was featured on Lifetime Network’s “The Balancing Act.” She has published articles in Compendium, Implant Dentistry, DentistryIQ, Surgical Restorative Resource and Perio-Implant Advisory, and lectures extensively throughout the United States on dental implants and periodontal regenerative therapies. Dr. Doobrow’s office hosts an annual dental symposium in Cullman, AL with 1,000 attendees in 2016.

928 Practice with Passion! with Marco Antonio Brindis, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 23, 2018 01:01:12


Dr. Marco Brindis is a full time faculty in the department of Prosthodontics at LSU School of Dentistry where he maintains an intramural restorative practice devoted to

esthetics and implants with an interdisciplinary approach. He earned a D.D.S from the

Universidad Intercontinental in Mexico City in 1998. He did a Preceptorship in Dental

Implants at the Universidad Intercontinental in 1999 and a Preceptorship in Dental

Implants at the Dental School at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2002.

He completed a surgical Implant Fellowship at the Biotechnology Institute in Vitoria

Spain in 2003. He got his Certificate in Prosthodontics at LSU School of Dentistry in the

Department of Prosthodontics in 2007. He then completed all the Esthetic and

Occlusion courses at the Pankey Institute in 2007. Dr. Brindis is very passionate in the field of interdisciplinary dentistry for full mouth reconstruction, esthetics and implant dentistry.

Also he is involved in the development of new implant protocols to treat the edentulous

patient. He has lectured in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Spain. He is member

of several organizations including the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontist and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

927 Advice for Students & New Grads with Brenden Smith : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 23, 2018 01:06:09


Brenden Smith is a Senior in Dental School at the University of Louisville in Kentucky and stopped by the studio to chat with Howard about corporate dentistry, the importance of demographics when opening a profitable dental office, how to engage with patients, and more.

926 Implants, Malpractice, and Great Dentistry with Victor “Vic” Martel, DMD, FAGD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 21, 2018 01:19:15


Dr. Martel received his dental degree from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a former President of The Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic and the Past President of the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Martel is former faculty with the Dawson Academy and former visiting faculty at Baylor University. His memberships include the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration and the American Equilibration Society. Dr. Martel is a nationally recognized lecturer of Implant Dentistry and maintains a private practice in West Palm Beach, Florida.


ADVANCED TRAINING: NYU, The Rosenthal Institute of Aesthetic Dentistry, The Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study, TMJ and Occlusion, The Piper Clinic, The Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education. Has completed thousands of hours of advanced training including Functional Aesthetics, TMD, Occlusion, Cosmetic and Implant dentistry.


Owner, Founder and Instructor of Martel Academy Founder and Developer of Straumann Mini Residency Program Former Program Director of Aesthetic Advantage of The Rosenthal Institute Former Clinical Instructor for The Rosenthal Institute Former faculty of The Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study Former Visiting Faculty at Baylor University, Anterior Aesthetics. Occlusion, Implants Featured Speaker 2015 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention

925 Interpreting Radiographs with Dr. Philip R. Eckman, Jr. & Dr. Kevin A. Criscitiello : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 18, 2018 56:14


Phil Eckman and Kevin Criscitiello are two past dental school roommates from the University of Maryland.  They both have been in private practice for 8 years and have decided it is time to give back to more patients.  In 2017 they invented to help people across the globe.

924 Words of Wisdom with Neil J. Gajjar, DDS, MAGD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 18, 2018 01:07:32



Dr. Gajjar lectures on managing medical emergencies in the dental office, has been a lecturer of oral pathology and clinical instructor at the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene, and has served as a clinical instructor in the Oral Diagnosis and Emergency clinics at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Gajjar is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. He has served on the Disciplines Committee, QA Committee, as Councilor, and currently serves on the PLP Committee of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. He is a Clinical Examiner for the NDEB, President-Elect  of the AGD, is certified in IV sedation and serves as the official dentist for the Miss India Canada Pageant and Suhaag Publication Group.

923 Mastermind to Millions with Jay Fiset : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 17, 2018 01:02:57


Best selling author, student of human nature, avid outdoorsman at 5 star hotels, speaks fluent smart ass, can see and reflect your life mission in 5 minutes flat, loves having 2 sons so he can play with their toys, still fantasizes about his wife after 25 years, loves ideas, but loves results even more, can simultaneously laugh and cry for different reasons at the same time, has never been star struck (but did not get a chance to meet Martin Luther King, and there would have been teenage girl screaming if I had).


I am dedicated to instigating a global movement of Conscious Creators and supporting people to organize their life and resources around their passions and gifts.

922 Dental Sleep Medicine Update with Ken Berley, DDS, JD & Patty Berley : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 16, 2018 01:29:34


A graduate of University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry and UALR School of Law, Ken has practiced dentistry in Arkansas for over 35 years and practiced law for over 22 years.  He is a member of the Bar in Arkansas and Texas.  His dental interests vary, but over the past 10 years he has increasingly focused his practice on the treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing and TMD.  He is the only DDS/JD/Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in the world.  This fact keeps him very busy lecturing and consulting on Oral Appliance Therapy and the successful implementation of Dental Sleep Medicine.


Ken is on the editorial board of Dental Sleep Practice Magazine and writes a legal column for each edition.   His consent forms are widely used in dentistry and dental sleep medicine and are included in two of the major software programs for dental sleep medicine.  He provides consulting services for various insurance companies and actively defends and consults dentists who are facing legal challenges.


Patty Berley has been the office manager for Ken for over 25 years and has gained a wealth of experience in the legal and managerial aspects of the practice of dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine.    She provides consulting and training services for dental offices in the implementation of dental sleep medicine focusing on the business team to screen and educate the patients on the serious health consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea as well as insurance and medical billing.  Her prescription form for OSA has been approved by a representative from Medicare and is used in dental sleep medicine practices across the US. 

921 Build Leaders with Julie Varney, CDA, FAADOM : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 15, 2018 01:00:04


Julie Varney, CDA, FAADOM, Director of Dental Practice Coaching and Team Training for Darkhorse Tech, Inc is a motivational in-office coach, empowering while equipping dental teams with Simple Solutions Today for Powerful Results Tomorrow.


Julie earned her CDA from Hudson Valley Community College and in 2016 was awarded Fellowship with the American Association of Dental Office Management, where she is an active member as a Chapter President. In 2016, she was named Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report magazine.

Focusing on building confidence and organizing chaos in the dental practice, Julie’s mission is to enhance each dental team members career, by embracing their passion and bringing out the leaders within them.

920 Become a Successful Dentist with Timothy Quirt, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 12, 2018 01:12:01


Dr. Tim Quirt studied at the top of his class from high school through Dental School, graduating with honors along the way. He is currently working on his MBA. 

He has since grown several successful businesses;
-As Regional Director created ways to increase Same office growth in his regions over 5%.
- Multi doctor and location dental service organization before affiliating with Heartland Dental. 12 locations spanning the states of Wisconsin to New Mexico with combined revenues of 25 million plus. 
- Multi site Dental assisting school company that serves as a stepping stone for many people to enter the health care field.  

- Was a partner in a dental lab for many years providing high quality lab products to group practices.
- Served on the board of a large finance company offering investment options to dental and medical patients. 
- Consulted with many dental offices over the years to help with operations and a focused effort to increase patient/business results. 

Dr. Quirt is known for:
- Vision
- Executive Level experience
- Company Strategy
- Scalable solutions
- Passion

Currently as a clinical director and regional director of operations for Heartland dental he has led many initiatives to strengthen the support provided to dentists across the country. His passion for patient care and healthcare entrepreneurship has helped his teams create a successful practice and life.

919 Techs for Teeth with Erin Doffoney, RDH, BAS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 10, 2018 59:23


Erin’s passion is to bring skill, comfort and care through dental hygiene.  Her goal is to focus on patients who’ve had compromising dental experiences.  There have been situations where some patients have gone untreated for extended periods of times, which allows her to help patients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their confidence.


Erin knows there is no single approach that is right for everyone. Her vast experience in the dental field since 1995 includes a range of modalities consisting of; Soft Tissue Management, Paradigm Shifts in Technology, Clinical Behavior as well as Clinical Verbiage and Techniques.  As the founder of Techs For Teeth, Erin has become particularly sensitive with coaching individuals and helping them structure an ACTION analysis, Clinical Excellence Through Team Work, Perfecting Team Efficiency, Understanding Your “Why”, and Team Mission Statements that aid in patient and clinical proficiency.


Erin’s educational and professional background includes a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree from Clayton College & State University in Atlanta, GA.  Dental Hygiene Board Certified & Licensed in Georgia and California, with Certification in Local Anesthesia, Nitrous Oxide and Curettage from Southwestern College in San Diego, CA, a proud member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA), National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) and a sponsor of AACD's Give Back A Smile program.

918 Dentistry in Bolivia with Dr. Liz Quiroz : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 9, 2018 56:32


Born in La Paz- Bolivia, where she graduated as a General Dentist in 2010. Won a scholarship to study in the US, where she lived for more than 2 years, studying in Columbia University and New York University, taking as many courses as she could afford. Previous to her trip, had 3 jobs (as a Dentist and English Teacher) in order to afford her trip. Returned to Bolivia and got an Internship to study Oral Maxillo Facial surgery at the Hospital de Clinicas de La Paz. After that, she took an international Cleft Lip and Palate Course with Dr. Brian Sommerlad. Currently, she is taking an International Master’s Degree in Pediatric Dentistry and she is Working as a General Dentist in a Non-Governmental Organization. She is also a proud soccer Mom of a three year old boy.

917 Changing the Dental Landscape with Dr. Josh Turnbull : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 9, 2018 35:52


Dr. Josh Turnbull is founder and CEO of Lydian Dental, a new aspirational brand of dental clinics with locations in Phoenix, AZ and Austin, TX. Dr. Josh’s story began in 2008 where he was doing research both at the Mayo Clinic and with Dr. Gordon Christensen at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry. This led him to pursue an MBA at Harvard after he completed his DMD at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. During these years, Dr. Josh realized that the dental industry was experiencing massive consolidation, but he was disenchanted by much of what he saw in the corporate dentistry world. He asked himself, “Why is there no Mayo Clinic of dentistry”? Thus, Lydian Dental was born.

Lydian is out to make dentistry more affordable, convenient and fun. They like to call themselves the “anti-corporate” brand of dental clinics, with a focus on great design and user experience, which they were recently recognized for nationally in Wired Magazine. They currently have 3 Lydian branded clinics in operation and a mobile clinic which launched in Austin 3 months ago and is providing services to companies across the city. They are also developing a Membership that they feel could disrupt the traditional dental insurance model. Lydian is also committed to giving back. Through their Lydian Smiles initiative they provide pro bono services both locally and internationally.


Dr. Josh is also a proud father of 4 children and is married to the most wonderful woman on earth.


Lydian is expanding nationally and is looking for dentists to partner with. For more information, contact Dr. Josh at

916 Crystal Clear Images and Case Acceptance with Brett Wilson, President of Digital Doc : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 8, 2018 52:23


Passionate about integrating technology, Brett Wilson, President of Digital Doc is focused on growing the business of dental practices.  Over the past 16 years Brett has sold dental equipment, managed in the dealer network, had a couple of start-ups and continues to wear the entrepreneurial hat as he runs the family business, Digital Doc who manufactures their line of intraoral cameras in Northern California.  When Brett isn’t on the road he keeps himself busy in Tulsa, OK, where he lives with his wife, Brooke, a dental hygienist and three small children.

915 The CDI Group with Kevin Sauer, VP of Business Development : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 7, 2018 01:02:50


Kevin Sauer is an executive that has worked in the dental industry for the past 13 years.  Kevin started with Pacific Dental Services (PDS) 13 years again running a single practice.  During his 8 years at PDS, Kevin managed multiple practices before starting from scratch the Professional Recruiting Department, which was responsible for recruiting all clinical positions, most notably dentists.  During his tenure with PDS, Kevin and his team helped PDS grow from a regional DSO to one of the largest DSOs in the country.


After his time with PDS, Kevin moved to Denver to work with Birner Dental Management Services, a regional DSO with approximately 65 offices.  At Birner Dental Kevin oversaw Talent Acquisition & Organizational Development. 


After 2 years with Birner Dental, Kevin moved to Tampa to become Coast Dental’s Vice President of Clinical Talent Acquisition & Development.  After a year he was promoted to Vice President of Operations, where he was responsible for operations, clinical talent acquisition, and credentialing.  Coast Dental has approximately 170 offices throughout 5 states. 


In 2016 Kevin and his family moved back to Lone Tree, CO where he joined The CDI Group to become their Vice President of Business Development.  The CDI Group is the premier leader in their space, and they partner with DSOs to create and administer white label, custom made proprietary in-house discount plans for DSOs across the country.  Some of their partners include Pacific Dental Services, Heartland Dental, Smile Brands, Great Expressions, Blackford Dental Management, Gentle Dental of New England, Dynamic Dental Partners, MB2, First Choice Dental, and many more.  The CDI Group also administers discount plans for private practices as well. 


Kevin received his B.S. in Marketing and his Master’s in Leadership & Organizational Development from Azusa Pacific University.  (Kevin also attended Howard Farran’s Dental One-Day MBA!)  Throughout his career in dental, he and his teams have hired thousands of dentists, led many key initiatives at several DSOs, and has led operational oversight of hundreds of practices. 


Blurbs/Promos to be included in the description of the podcast (Subject to editing): If you’re looking to increase your cash patient count and retention, or would like to hear more about The CDI Group and the success we’ve had with DSOs and practices across the country, please reach out to Kevin directly.

914 Making Sense of Dental Practice Purchases with Thomas Larkin, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 6, 2018 59:56


Dr Thomas Larkin is a dentist, author, professor, lecturer, and entrepreneur. He has written two books on dental practice management and two books on oral wellness. With a background in clinical preventive dentistry, he brings a unique perspective to the emerging field of “oral systemic practice’”


Most recently he worked as an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry from 2009 to 2013. For 2 years he was co-course director of the practice management class and developed the curriculum entitle "The Business of Dentistry, A Mini MBA".


In 2016 his MBA course became a part of the pre-launch curriculum for Jayme Amos’s, a dental start-up company. He also made several presentations on entrepreneurship nationally for Idealpractices.


In 2017, He is the newly appointed clinical director  at the Productive Dentist Academy and he first project has been the creation of an oral wellness division to help educate and most importantly implement advanced prevention strategies into everyday practice.

913 TuttleNumbNow with Gregory K. Tuttle, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 4, 2018 48:58


TuttleNumbNow is founded by Gregory K. Tuttle, a general dentist who practices in Sacramento, California and Orem, Utah. Since graduating from UNMC Nebraska in 1990, Dr. Tuttle has valued high efficiency and quality for more than 25 years. In 2003, Dr. Tuttle encountered a tough-to-numb tooth and X-tips were on backorder, so Dr. Tuttle figured a way to penetrate the mandibular buccal plate without drills, ports or sleeves, using just a 30 ga needle. His discovery led to a complete change in the way he approached local anesthesia and patients raved about not having a numb lip or tongue.


Now after 13 years of clinical success, Dr. Tuttle has revealed his findings in TuttleNumbNow. This protocol dispels myths about bending needles, penetrating the buccal plate, the use of Articaine in the mandible and epinephrine in intra-osseous delivery.

912 Implant Seminars with Dr. Arun K. Garg : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 3, 2018 01:05:12


Dr. Arun K. Garg is a nationally recognized dental educator and surgeon who for over 20 years, served as a full-time professor of surgery in the division of oral and maxillofacial surgery and as director of residency training at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller school of medicine. Frequently awarded faculty member of the year by his residents, Dr. Garg is considered the world’s preeminent authority on bone biology, bone harvesting and bone grafting for dental implant surgery and has written and published a dozen books and related surgical manuals, along with a dental implant marketing kit that has been translated in multiple languages and distributed worldwide.


He has been a featured speaker at dozens of state, national and international dental association conventions and meetings including the American Academy of Periodontology, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the International Dental implant Associations Dr. Garg earned his engineering degree from the University of Florida and completed his residency training at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is also the founder of Implant Seminars, a leader in postgraduate dental implant continuing education, a company that offers a variety and hands-on and lecture-based courses.

911 The Business of Dentistry with Sean Crabtree : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jan 2, 2018 01:09:10


Sean Crabtree is a media personality, podcast host, international speaker and published author.  After earning his BBA in 1991 he began a career in the start-up and build-out of what has become one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world.  In early 1998, Sean left the corporate arena and has since founded or co-founded eight successful companies and conducted hundreds of dental training programs all across the United States, Western Canada and the Caribbean.  Sean founded the Crabtree Group with a single vision in mind.  To help dentists succeed by business and management acumen rather than trial and error over time.

910 Realize Your True Potential with Dr. Angela Mulrooney : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 29, 2017 01:02:14


In all realms of her life, Dr. Angela Mulrooney is known for being trailblazing, dynamic, and caring. She inspires and supports people on many levels. She has had an amazing life – a dramatic journey of ambition, triumph, defeat, and reinvention in the duality of successful dental and professional dance careers.


Angela had an outstanding practice that contributed to her community, her patient’s lives, and the lives of her employees. She took a run-down, bread & butter practice at 28 years old and turned it into a high tech, cutting edge practice that was a referral hub from many dentists providing full-mouth reconstruction, I.V. sedation, implants, and sleep apnea therapy.


Business and success are games that Angela understands well. She wants to pass her blueprint for success and her passion for dentistry onto her clients so that they can live the dream of realizing their full potential in practice while achieving personal, financial, and time freedom - employing the simplest ways possible. Let her love of dentistry, business, and life inspire you to bring your best game to your career and patient care.

909 In-House Dental Care Plans with Dave Monahan, CEO of Kleer : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 29, 2017 42:16


Dave Monahan is the CEO of Kleer, a simple and easy to use cloud-based dental care plan that connects patients directly with dentists, eliminating the cost and hassle of a middleman. Kleer enables dentists to transform their practice by creating a larger and more active fee for service patient base while enabling consumers to get the comprehensive dental care they need at an affordable price.


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.

908 Common Sense Dentistry with David T. Palmer, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 27, 2017 01:17:11


Dr. Palmer is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, East Texas Dental Society, the American Orthodontic Society, Mid-America Orthodontic Society, American Endodontic Society, the American Association of Functional Orthodontics and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. A child of missionary parents, Dr. Palmer grew up in different locations in West Africa before returning to the US to become a dentist. He completed his undergraduate studies at Houston Baptist University and went on to earn his dental degree from the University of Texas - Houston Branch. Dr. Palmer has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, allowing him to offer accelerated orthodontic care to both adults and children. Dr. Palmer continues the tradition of community service by active participation in youth athletics, both as a coach and league president. He also has taught Junior Achievement in both Lufkin and Huntington. Dr. Palmer and his wife, Debra, have two children, Hunter and Halee. Dr. Palmer is a licensed ship captain and has operated a charter fishing boat company. The doctor is not responsible for longer appointments caused by discussion of offshore fishing and hunting.

907 5-Star Service with Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 27, 2017 01:20:03


Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca has been a clinical orthodontist for over 25 years. She wanted to be an orthodontist since she was in the seventh grade when she had her own orthodontic treatment! After completion of her orthodontic residency program, she worked with world reknown orthodontist Dr. T.M. Graber in Evanston, Illinois. Since moving to California, she has  taught at both UCSF and University of the Pacific Dental Schools and worked in a multispeciality group practice prior to opening her own orthodontic office in Antioch, California.


Dr. Gorczyca opened Gorczyca Orthodontics in Antioch in 1996.  She has enjoyed serving the great East County community including her patients, the community and greater East Contra County dentists.

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Gorczyca is an adjunct clinical professor at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry at the University of the Pacific. She has also taught at UCSF Dental School, and Northwestern Dental School.


She is author of the book It All Starts with Marketing and is a frequent lecturer on dental management. Dr. Gorczyca is also founder of the East Contra Costa County American Association of Dental Office Managers Study Club (AADOM). She has received three teaching awards for her service to post-doctoral orthodontic education.


A graduate of Wellesley College, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Gorczyca completed her advanced orthodontic residency and received a Master of Science degree in oral biology from Northwestern University.  She also has a Master's Degree in Public Health.

906 DecisionOne Dental Partners with AJ Acierno, DDS & CEO : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 24, 2017 01:30:12


Dr. Alan J. Acierno is a practicing dentist and the CEO of DecisionOne Dental Partners, headquartered in Schaumburg, IL. After receiving his D.D.S. from Creighton University, he has practiced dentistry in both corporate and private environments, where he discovered the benefits and challenges of each practice. Compelled with a vision to make a difference in the way dentistry is practiced, Dr. A.J., together with his brother and fellow dentist, Dr. Michael Acierno, founded DecisionOne Dental Partners in 2011.

Over the past five years, DecisionOne has grown to 19 dental practices. As the company continues to grow, DecisionOne remains dedicated to the mission of changing the way dentistry is done to improve lives.

905 Dental Implant Surgical Seminar with Dr. Omid Termechi and Dr. Cory Glenn : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 21, 2017 01:04:42


Dr. Omid Termechi

Dr. Omid Termechi is a leading practitioner, educator and innovator in implant dentistry. With offices in Astoria and Long Island, he provides the full range of general, implant and cosmetic dentistry services. Both offices are equipped with state-of-the-art dental chairs and technology such as low-radiation X-Rays and 3D CT scanners. Using minimally invasive pain-free procedures, Dr. Termechi restores smiles and works closely with his patients to help them maintain their dental health.


Dr. Termechi received his D.D.S from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1998. He completed General Practice Residency programs at the Interfaith Medical Center and at the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, both in Brooklyn, NY. He also completed a two-year, full-time Fellowship in Oral Implantology and Biomaterials at the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.


Dr. Termechi is an Attending at the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Department of Oral Implantology and Biomaterials.  He is an Assistant Professor at the Implant Department of New York University College of Dentistry. He was an ADA CELL Seminar Series Lecturer from 2005 to 2015.


Dr. Termechi has achieved an Associate Fellowship status in The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) as well as Fellowship and a Diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI).


In 2017, Dr. Termechi founded the Dental Implant Surgical Seminar (DISS) in partnership with Universidad Francisco Marroquin (UFM) School of Dentistry in Guatemala. DISS helps general and restorative dentists expand their private practice into implant surgery.


Dr. Cory Glenn

Dr. Glenn graduated from University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry. Following graduation, he completed the Lutheran Medical Center’s advanced program in general dentistry at the UT Memphis branch. He is a graduate of the Georgia Maxi Course in Implant Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society’s Comprehensive Ortho Program, and is credentialed as an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.


He has served as the CE director for the TN AGD and as president and CE director of the Middle TN Dental Study Club. Dr. Glenn is also one of the founders of Blue Sky Bio Academy, the online learning center. For several years, Dr. Glenn ran a private practice in Winchester, TN where he performed all disciplines of dentistry with a particular focus on utilizing technology and innovative techniques to provide treatment in an efficient and cost-effective manner.


Dr. Glenn is the VP of Technology for Blue Sky Bio, the leading innovator in implant technology, where he focuses on product and software development as well as clinical customer support.  He speaks extensively about CAD/CAM, cone beam technology, guided dental implants, dental photography, digital smile design, complete dentures, and complex full-mouth rehabilitation. 

904 Noobie to Next-Level with Dr. Omid Azami : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 20, 2017 01:07:32


Dr. Omid Azami immigrated to Canada when he was six years old. Grew up in Newmarket, Ontario and attended the University of Western Ontario in London, ON where he received his degree in Kinesiology. In 2013 he moved down to Australia to study dentistry and the University of Melbourne Dental school, graduating in December 2016. He moved back to Toronto in January 2017 and has been working as an associate dentist in several offices since. In October of this year, Dr. Omid Azami started the NoobieDentist Podcast to connect with other new grads and associate dentists from around the world. The podcast has since evolved to include a series called the “Dentists of Instagram” where Dr. Azami hopes to interview dentists who are influencers in the Instagram dental community. Dr. Azami hopes to grow the podcast and eventually build an online continuing education platform for new grads and dental students.

903 Build Your Dream Practice with Dr. Kevin Coughlin of Ascent Dental Solutions : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 19, 2017 01:06:22


Dr. Kevin Coughlin is an expert on the business of dentistry. Growing his practices from 1 to 14 during his career, he’s learned what works and what doesn’t.


And he knows that once you “get it right,” it’s not a great leap to replicate that success over and over again.


Today, in addition to his work as an actual dentist, Dr. Coughlin coaches, consults and speaks to dentists across the country on how to build the practice of their dreams – based on proven processes and procedures.

902 Grow Your Practice with Greg Jack & Bill Godwin of Capacity Management : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 18, 2017 01:16:24


Capacity Management consultants have helped build some of the best practices nationwide for over thirty years. We have helped thousands of practices double in size and profitability. At Capacity Management, you are assured that you are working with top notch consultants and trainers who have an in-depth understanding of your profession. Our systems, diagnostics, coaching, and work ethic are unparalleled in helping you build the practice you've always wanted.


At Capacity Management, we have a proven track record of increasing profitability. We have been in thousands of practices, so we know what works. Our approach is business oriented and dedicated to improving your bottom line. On average, our clients have enjoyed a 40% increase in collections the first year they work with Capacity Management. Our consultants are known for cutting to the real issues in practice development and removing the underlying cause, not just the symptom. Skilled at identifying personal and practice blockages, we build practices without resorting to gimmicks and false motivation. Our consulting services are not based on "be like me" management, but the individual needs and goals of each Doctor. We go beyond the cookie cutter consulting model which is all too common in today's consulting market.


The CM team also provides another level of coaching by helping your team implement the systems and dialogs needed for growth. Our team is well experienced in front and back office systems. The CM team stands ready to help with marketing, scheduling, patient processing, recare system, receivables, team building, treatment planning, and many other systems that will forever change your practice for the better.

901 What Makes a Good Article? with Sam Mittelsteadt Editor & Creative Director of Dentaltown, Orthotown, and Hygienetown Magazines : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 14, 2017 01:11:10


Sam Mittelsteadt, Editor and Creative Director of Dentaltown, Orthotown, and Hygienetown magazines shares how he found a career in dentistry after 30 years in the publishing industry and how Townies can submit their articles for publication.

900 Floss Bar with Eva Sadej, Founder & CEO : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 14, 2017 50:08


Eva comes from a small town in Poland and the mean streets of Brooklyn. She comes from a family or doctors and nurses, and some may call her the “black sheep” of the family, who took an atypical route. She graduated from Harvard in 2012, and then worked at Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world. There, she was a product designer, an operations manager, and an investment researcher.


She came up with Floss Bar on a typical Saturday in Chinatown, where she was getting a massage, lunch, manicure, pedicure, facial, and haircut. The only thing missing was a good on-demand teeth cleaning! And she sought to find out why that was not readily available. She researched and realized that just hygiene alone is a multi-billion-dollar market in the US, not to mention other basic services she frequents. And little innovation has been done in that space.


Now at Wharton getting her MBA, she is especially passionate about confidence and self-esteem for business professionals. She sees improving the expedience, cost, and accessibility of health and beauty services as a step in the direction making others internally and externally beautiful. Via Floss Bar and in the future, other endeavors.

899 Oral Surgery Update with Jay B. Reznick, DMD, MD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 13, 2017 01:06:59


Dr. Jay Reznick is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He received his undergraduate Biology degree from CAL-Berkeley, Dental degree from Tufts University, and his M.D. degree from the University of Southern California. He did his internship in General Surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at L.A. County- USC Medical Center.


Dr. Reznick was one of the first North American adopters of fully-guided, prosthetically-based implant surgery and was the first specialist in the U.S. to integrate CBCT and CAD/CAM in his practice. He has taught dentists about basic and advanced implant dentistry, surgery, and 3D digital technology for the last 2 decades. Dr. Reznick has published extensively in the dental and medical literature, and founded the educational website He lectures frequently at dental meetings and educational conferences, as well as giving live training courses to dentists from all over the world.


Dr. Reznick is also a consultant to a number of manufacturers and suppliers of dental and surgical instruments and equipment, and is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of a number of dental journals.  He is the Director of the Southern California Center for Oral and Facial Surgery in Tarzana, California.


He is the Director of the Southern California Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, in Tarzana, California. (

898 Dental Implants & Periodontology with Dr. Orest G. Komarnyckyj : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 13, 2017 57:15


Dr Komarnyckyj or as many call him Dr K has been a dentist for 36 years and a periodontist for 32 years in Phoenix Arizona. He has lectured to numerous organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists, I.T.I. World Symposium, Dentaltown among other groups.


Dr Komarnyckyj was one of the first surgeons in Arizona to place dental implants and has been at the forefront of many technical developments.


Dr Komarnyckyj has been providing to his patients non-surgical endoscopic periodontal therapy for over 15 years. He is the Chief Medical Officer for PerioEndoscopy.

897 Questions for your CPA with Bill Owens, MBA & Steve Owens : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 13, 2017 01:18:04


Owens & Bondell PLLC is a CPA firm that specialize in working with dental offices, both general and specialists in Arizona and parts of Nevada, Utah, Texas and New Mexico.  They started almost 40 years ago with 13 clients and today they work with over 360 practices on a regular basis providing accounting, tax preparation and business consulting.  They help Doctor’s prepare for the purchase or start-up of a practice.  This ‘Due Diligence’ process helps buyers understand what the numbers mean and what future income might look like based on past performance.  They help Doctor’s stay compliant with the IRS and state agencies.  They help Doctor’s organize the numbers and meet quarterly to review them and what they mean, including tax planning.  They maintain an extensive network of dental contacts in Arizona:  lenders, attorneys, insurance brokers, practice management consultants, practice brokers…….that ALL cater to the dental community.

896 Accumulating Wealth with Mark Kleive, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 10, 2017 01:10:57


Dr. Mark Kleive earned his D.D.S. degree with distinction from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1997. Mark has had the experience as an associate in a multi-clinic setting and as an owner of 2 different fee-for-service practices. For the last 6 years Mark has practiced in a beautiful area of the country - Asheville, North Carolina.


Mark is a Visiting Faculty member with The Pankey Institute and a 2015 inductee into the American College of Dentistry. He is also a regular contributor to the Restorative Nation website. Mark has lectured at numerous state and regional dental meetings including Hinman, Yankee, Texas, Minnesota, California, Florida and the ADA’s annual session. He also teaches a financial management course for dentists in Black Mountain, NC.

895 Treating the Cause of Disease with Dr. V. Kim Kutsch : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 9, 2017 01:04:19


Dr. V. Kim Kutsch received his undergraduate degree from Westminster College in Utah and then completed his DMD at University of Oregon School of Dentistry in 1979. He is an inventor holding numerous patents in dentistry, product consultant, internationally recognized speaker, is past president of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry. He also has served on the board of directors for the World Clinical Laser Institute and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. As an author, Dr. Kutsch has published over 100 articles and abstracts on minimally invasive dentistry, caries risk assessment, digital radiography and other technologies in both dental and medical journals and contributed chapters to numerous textbooks. He coauthored Balance, a textbook on dental decay with 100,000 copies in print, and wrote the Rough World series, a young adult science fiction trilogy. He acts as a reviewer for several journals including the Journal of the American Dental Association and Compendium. Dr. Kutsch also serves as CEO of Dental Alliance Holdings LLC, manufacturer of the Carifree system, and Remin Media. As a clinician he is a Graduate, Mentor and Scientific Advisor of Dental Caries at the prestigious Kois Center. Dr. Kutsch maintains a private practice in Albany Oregon.

894 Strategic HR and Employee Handbooks with Paul Edwards : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 3, 2017 01:08:28


Paul Edwards is the CEO and co-founder of CEDR HR Solutions, a leading provider of custom employee handbooks and on-demand HR support for dental practices of all sizes and specialties across the United States.


With over 25 years of experience as a manager and business owner, Paul is well-known throughout the dental community for his expertise in the HR issues that impact dental practice owners and managers. He specializes in helping dentists successfully handle employee issues and safely navigate the complex and ever-changing employment and labor law landscape.


Paul is the author of HR Base Camp, a blog and podcast channel for dentists and healthcare providers. He is also a featured writer for The Profitable Dentist, Dentistry IQ and Dentaltown, and regularly speaks at dental seminars, conferences and CE courses across the country, including the Greater New York Dental Meeting, Yankee Dental Conference, DOCS Education, AADOM and more.

893 Dental Art Made Simple with Dr. Sigal Jacobson : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 2, 2017 01:05:19


A dentist and an inventor, Dr. Sigal Jacobson from Melbourne Australia is an internationally acclaimed lecturer with more than 22 years of experience in aesthetic dentistry. The dental product report has nominated her as “this year's top 25 women in dentistry “Dr Sigal published several articles in major dental magazines and invented the world-renowned Uveneer™ system which is a template system to deliver predictable and efficient aesthetic composite restorations. Uveneer is distributed exclusively by Ultradent and is used by thousands of clinics all around the world. She is also working to create more innovations that aim to make the general dentist’s work more efficient and predictable, while simultaneously

Making it easier and more affordable on the patients. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics, member of the Australian AADFA and a key speaker for Ultradent.

892 Creating Beautiful Smiles with Stuart Frost : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 2, 2017 01:12:34


Dr. Stuart Frost is an orthodontist and comes from a family of dentists.  His father was a dentist and pioneer in implant dentistry for 40 years and his twin brother Steve is an endodontist /and has been on my podcast within the last year. He graduated with honors from UOP in 1992 and practiced general dentistry for 5 years with his father before going back to do a year fellowship in TMJD followed by his orthodontic residency from University of Rochester in 2000. He has been practicing orthodontics in mesa Arizona. He is currently on faculty as an Associate Clinical Professor at UOP orthodontic department for the past decade.  He is a KOL for Ormco, Propel Orthodontics, Spectrum lasers and iCAT. He has lectured extensively around the world for the past 11 years on Damon braces and mechanics helping practitioners work smarter not harder. He has created an “Airway Aware orthodontic practice and considers himself to be an artist orthodontist and has a private practice in Mesa Arizona.

891 Practice Management is Dead with Penny Reed : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dec 1, 2017 01:20:12


Penny Reed is a dental practice management coach, professional speaker, and author of the book Growing Your Dental Business.


Penny was recruited by her dentist to run his growing practice in 1992 and began her career as a dental consultant in 1994.  She has been designated by Dentistry Today as one of the prestigious Leaders in Dental Consulting from 2007 to 2017.  She is a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, the Speaking and Consulting Network and is an ASCA member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers.  She coaches dentists and their teams and has spoken to dental groups nationally for over two decades.


On a personal note, Penny is a major Disney fan and is always plotting her next Disney trip or dental retreat near one of the parks.

890 Endodontic Excellence with Mark A. Limosani, DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 30, 2017 59:11


Dr. Mark Anthony Limosani received his D.M.D. degree from the University of Montreal in 2007. Since then, he completed a one-year multi-disciplinary residency at the Queen Elizabeth Oral Health Center, a McGill University a liated program. Following one year of private practice and many hours of continuing education, he then followed his dream and attended the special- ty program in Endodontics at Nova Southeastern University where he also received his Masters Degree in Dental Science. He won the "Robert A. Uchin Endodontic Award" for his presentation during Nova's endodontic alumni day.


Dr. Limosani has lectured locally and internationally on many topics in endodontics including: dental traumatology, the restoration of endontically treated teeth, restoratively minded endodontics, diagnosis and treatment planning and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) use in endodontics.

889 The Science, Art, and Business of Dentistry with Dr. Jeffrey Hoos, FAGD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 26, 2017 02:00:44


Dr Jeffrey Hoos, opened his private practice in 1979, with one dental chair and a baby that came one week later.  Today 38 years later, the Brush & Floss Dental Center has 4 partners and a staff of 25.  The office is open 6 days a week and 4 evenings a week. The mission statement of the office: Provide the highest quality care, for the greatest number of patients, and at the same time maintaining a balance between personal and professional lives.


Dr Jeffrey Hoos has an educational goal of: Provide dental education for professionals that will enhance their professional lives, provide information that will allow them to provide a higher quality care for their patients. Balancing: the Art, Science, & Business of Dentistry.

888 Health Professions Scholarship Program with Dr. Matthew Lee, Capt. of the US Air Force : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 21, 2017 01:20:18


Dr. Matthew Lee is a practicing general dentist and Captain in the US Air Force, currently stationed at Eielson Air Force Base in the heart of Alaska.  He graduated in 2014 from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and completed a 1-year AEGD at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs in the summer of 2015.  He is one of 4 general dentists serving at Eielson AFB and enjoys all aspects of dentistry and loves to learn more ways to make dentistry more efficient and enjoyable.  His family currently consists of an awesome wife and a great dog!  When he’s not doing dentistry, he enjoys listening to podcasts, reading, working out, and making life more fun.

887 Dental Instrument Evolution with Linda J. Miller, CEO & Owner of Paradise Dental Technologies : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 21, 2017 01:05:31


PDT, Inc. was born in my two-car garage in 2000 - a new beginning based on more than 30 years’ experience in the dental industry. I wanted to bring fresh and improved products to hygienists, growing out of those decades of listening to your observations, ideas, suggestions, and new technology. The corporate name, Paradise Dental Technologies, came from my determination that our employees, our dental partners, and your patients should have the finest possible products available in the dental marketplace. It should be Paradise! Dental instrument design, evolution, and development have been my professional life for thirty-plus years and it has always been fascinating and rewarding. It has been fun and interesting to work in clinics around the world, see new techniques and address ongoing issues. There are always new technologies to explore and examine and so many ways to make things better. I am proud to offer what I believe are the most carefully designed and hand-crafted dental instruments available, as well as the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective instrument sharpening system I have ever seen! Take a look at our Amazing Graceys™, Wingrove Implant Scalers™, Micro-Serrated Periotomes™, and ACE™ Furcation Probes! All are innovative and exciting products born from ideas brought to us by practitioners like you, and now touching lives in more than thirty different countries. We love what we do, and we enjoy working with all of you. Come by our booth at tradeshows, attend one of our training sessions, phone one of our representatives with your questions, or just give us a call. We plan to continue introducing exciting and innovative products to make your lives better, and we are grateful that you have made us the fastest-growing dental instrument company in the World! Thank you for partnering with PDT, Linda J. Miller, CEO PDT, Inc. Paradise Dental Technologies, we are innovators in dental product design and creators of The Montana Jack. PDT, Inc. - Paradise Dental Technologies operates in over 50 countries worldwide as an industry leader creating superior quality dental instruments and products with a focus on ergonomics, innovative solutions, and purpose-driven design. Our core principles and products have been developed through years of listening to, observing, and working with clinicians since our CEO and Founder Linda Miller entered the dental industry in 1981. PDT's products center on providing superior ergonomics, comfort, and efficiency for every practitioner while also improving patient comfort and recovery.

886 Watersedge Dental Laboratory with Rob Waters : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 20, 2017 01:01:07


Rob founded Watersedge Dental Laboratory in order to offer more than high quality products: its “raison d’être” was to give doctors the calm confidence they need to deliver perfection to their own patients. With over twenty five years of experience in dental technology, Robert knows that the best way for any doctor to navigate new and unfamiliar waters is with an experienced guide. His focus on implant restoration has provided a knowledge base that many dental professionals have come to trust - often calling him in for chair-side assistance during delicate restoration procedures.


Most of Watersedge’s clients have followed Robert throughout his career at many different laboratories in the Ottawa-Gatineau region where he has held both management and production roles. At the age of eighteen, Robert acquired his first laboratory job, polishing crowns, pouring models, and delivering cases. His natural ability to absorb and implement the scientific principles and engineering skills required to be successful in the industry is attributed to his engineer father, while his strong work ethic and individual care for the patient, colleague, and client, are accredited to his mother.


As a dedicated father and stepfather to five grown children, some of whom follow in his footsteps and work alongside him, Robert is living the “Canadian Dream” with his wife Suzanne and the family dog Harrison in their home in Carleton Place, Ontario.

885 Bone Graft Cements with Dr. Amos Yahav : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 16, 2017 01:04:11


Dr. Amos Yahav D.M.D

- Graduated from the Carol Davila University of Medicine in Bucharest Romania in 1992

- In 1993, established a private clinic, limited to implants, oral rehabilitation, and
  aesthetic dentistry in Netanya, Israel

- Highly experienced in the field of implant dentistry and oral rehabilitation

- Serves as a guest and keynote speaker at international conferences and professional 
   workshops worldwide and has spoken on 4 continents


Dr. Yahav is a serial entrepreneur whose practical way of thinking combined with creativity have enabled him to develop a variety of efficient professional tools, accessories, and materials for implants and the surgical field, including the invention of "Biphasic calcium sulfate" (BondBone®/ 3D Bond™ And Bond Apatite®/ 4 matrix ™) He also serves as an advisor for international companies in this very progressive field.


Dr. Yahav is currently the CEO of Augma Biomaterials

884 Lessons In Implantology with Dr. Steve Hurst : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 16, 2017 01:16:50


Dr. Steve Hurst was born and raised in San Diego. He graduated from UCLA School of dentistry in 1993 and married his classmate Dr. Bridget Hurst in 1995. He spent  two years with the Public Health Service and four years in a Loan Repayment Program in Central California. 


In 2000 Steve and Bridget returned home to San Diego with three kids in tow and currently practices general dentistry with a strong emphasis in Implant dentistry.


Dr. Hurst is a Fellow of the California Implant Institue (CII) and was instrumental in starting CII’s Live Surgical Implant Program in 2012.  The program provides 50 U.S. patients a month with no cost extractions, bone grafting and Nobel Biocare implants. Dr. Hurst is responsible for patient screening, initial CBCT diagnosis, surgical instruction, post-op follow up and final restorations, which include Crown and Bridge, locator over dentures and Full Mouth Fixed restorations.


When he is not working he enjoys surfing and spending time with his wife and 4 kids. Alexis their oldest just applied to dental school.

883 Purchasing & Growing a Practice with Dr. Chad Hines : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 14, 2017 01:21:50


Dr. Hines was born and raised in a small community in Iowa. He attended University of Iowa for his undergraduate degree in Integrative Physiology and is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, class of 2010. Upon graduation, Dr. Hines became an associate at a large private practice in Toledo, OH. Dr. Hines associated at this practice for 5 years while he refined his skills and learned how to manage a large private practice.


When Dr. Hines felt he was ready to purchase a practice of his own, he set his sights on Phoenix, AZ where he patiently waited and analyzed available practices. In October 2015, he purchased Dental Care at Moon Valley, a 9-operatory, 3,300 sq ft practice in North central Phoenix. In the short 1 1/2 years of ownership, Dr. Hines has increased collections over 20%, with 2017 projections over 2.1 million. Dr. Hines looks forward to continued growth of his practice and potentially expanding to other parts of the valley.


Dr. Hines has a passion learning dentistry. He can often be found in study clubs, CE’s across the country, interacting on dentaltown message boards or even at the Townie Meetings!

882 Advice for Students & New Grads with Dr. Daniel Butterman : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 14, 2017 01:10:09


Dr. Daniel Butterman is a general and cosmetic dentist with a practice emphasis on implant placement and restoration. In his capacity as an Advanced CEREC Trainer, Mentor, and Visiting Faculty for CEREC Doctors, Dr. Butterman has trained other dentists worldwide. In 1994, he graduated with honors form the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Dr. Butterman also is a graduate of the Misch International Implant Institute, and was awarded the Mastership Certification by the International Dental Implant Association and the Fellowship Certification by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He also is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, and the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society.

881 An Industry United with Steve Parker : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 11, 2017 01:10:59


Steve Parker is the Editor-In-Chief of The Profitable Dentist Magazine, President/CEO of Excellence In Dentistry, Founder of Dentiva Coaching & Consulting, and Founder/President/CEO of WhiteRock Dental. He has spent the past 15 years coaching and consulting with dentists and dental groups on leadership, strategy and business development. Parker has spent the past 3 years repositioning The Profitable Dentist Magazine and Excellence In Dentistry to leverage the emerging trends in post-graduate dental education. He speaks nationally, and contributes to industry journals, on topics ranging from leadership and strategy to practice management systems and launching a group practice.

880 Implant Education with Dr. John Minichetti : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 8, 2017 01:06:20


Dr. John Minichetti is a general dentist who has been placing and restoring implants for over 25 years.   He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).  He is also an honored fellow of the AAID and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry. 


Dr. Minichetti is a former faculty member of Fairleigh Dickenson University and Mt Sinai Medical School, and an attending at Englewood Hospital and Jersey City Medical Center.  He is past president of the Northeast district of the AAID and President of the Bergen County Dental Implant Study Group, Past Co-Director of the NY AAID Study Club at NYU, and past Chairman of the AAID Research Foundation. Dr. Minichetti is a Past- President of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. 


Dr. Minichetti is the Director of the Dental Implant Learning Center, where he instructs a year long “mini-residency” for dentists teaching both implant surgery and restoration.  He is also the Director of the Las Vegas AAID Maxicourse ® at UNLV, School of Dental Medicine and the New York AAID Maxicourse ® at St Barnabas Hospital.  He has published numerous scientific articles and lectures worldwide.

Dr. Minichetti is affiliated with these associations:

Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry Fellow of the Int’l Congress of Oral Implantology Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology Fellow of the Academy of Implant Dentistry Fellow of the Int’l Academy for Implant Dental Facial Esthetics President – Bergen County Dental Implant Group American Dental Association New Jersey State Dental Association Past President of AAID

879 Smiles Beyond the Bars with Linda Parker Smith : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 7, 2017 01:09:31


Linda has been in the field of dentistry for over 30 years.  She has done everything you can do in a dental practice except be a dentist.  Dentistry in her blood and she totally loves the practice of dentistry.  After a career in dentistry, Linda had the opportunity to go to dental consulting school at Mercer Advisors.  Subsequently she opened her own dental consulting firm Dynamic Dental Consulting.  While visiting a prison ministry, Alongside Ministry, she saw many people covering their mouths to talk.  After asking one of the girls if she could see her teeth and examining her mouth she saw one of the worst mouths she had ever seen.   Periodontal disease, broken black teeth and no front teeth.  Linda’s heart was moved and after much prayer she decided she needed to help these people smile again.  She called a dentist that she had worked with, Dr Mark Peck, and asked him what he would think of helping ex-felons get a new lease on life and receive a renewed smile.  He said, “I like it send me one and we will see how it goes.” Mark’s office restored the mouth of one girl and was so excited they said, “We want to give confidence, and a new life to another person.”   


At that time, there was no name for this program.  The program started to grow just by word of mouth and began changing lives, One Smile at a Time. With much excitement for the program, Linda dissolved her consulting firm and took this project on full time.  She immediately obtained a 501c3 nonprofit designation and went to the Corporation Commission, formed a board of directors, and Smiles Beyond the Bars was formed.


Linda was recently recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal, was named Woman of the Year by the Nation Association of Professional Woman, and will be recognized on the 20th of July by the Phoenix Rescue Mission for the number of people that Smiles has transformed for them.  Smiles has a recidivism rate of 0%.

878 Perio, Implants, and Chairside Manner with Ancy Verdier, DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 7, 2017 01:03:14


Dr. Ancy Verdier is the founder of Worcester Periodontics, a periodontal dental practice located in Worcester , MA where he practices periodontology and implant dentistry.  He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University, where he served as Student Body President and was the winner of the coveted Wendell Phillips Award (sole student speaker at graduation). Following his graduation, Dr. Verdier completed the post baccalaureate program at Harvard University then matriculated at Tufts University’s School of Dental Medicine.  After receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine, Dr. Verdier completed a prestigious three-year residency program in Periodontology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine after which he was awarded Diplomate status by the American Academy of Periodontology.  He also was featured in the magazine Incisal Edge Top 40 Dentist under 40. In October 2017, Dr. Verdier will be inducted as a fellow in the International College of Dentists in Atlanta.


Dr. Verdier is a former teacher at NYU School of Dentistry, Lincoln Hospital GPR Program and Interfaith Hospital GPR program.  He is a frequent speaker at national dental meetings and oral health seminars.  Currently, Dr. Verdier is the Director of The Seattle Study Club of Central New England. He is serves on the Tufts University Dental School Alumni Association, Eastern Dental Insurance Association Agency, and a Trustee of Evidence, a Dance Company.  He is also a regular contributor to Tufts Practice Based Research Network.

877 Building Wealth with Nate Williams of Practice Financial Group : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 4, 2017 01:12:16


Nate Williams graduated from Brigham Young University with a Masters Degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He started his career at the Big 4 public accounting firm Deloitte, then worked at Cain Watters in Dallas before founding his current firm, Practice Financial Group, in 2010.


Nate works as the managing partner of Practice Financial Group provides comprehensive tax, accounting and financial planning services exclusively to dental practice owners across the country.

876 The Lab’s Perspective with Luke S. Kahng, CDT of LSK121 : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 3, 2017 01:02:33


Luke S. Kahng, CDT, is a world renowned master ceramist with nearly thirty years of experience as a dental technician. He has developed a national and international following. His mission is: build the world’s best high-end dental laboratory - with affordable prices for all - in Naperville, IL.


The lab handles all aspects of restoration cases. As Owner and Director of Operations, Luke trains and oversees LSK121’s team of 40 technicians who fabricate fixed, removable and combo-implant full-mouth restoration cases. Luke utilizes his decades of experience to ensure that LSK121 maintains its reputation for providing high-quality, world-class, sophisticated work.


Through his passion for providing the most natural – looking and life-like restorations possible, he invented his own revolutionary shade guide system in 2009 to help dental professionals everywhere who struggle with shade matching and color. In 2010 he updated the system, finally creating his Ceramic Shade Guide system in 2012 which currently provides the most detailed shade tabs available for clear and succinct communication between dentists and laboratories regarding tooth shades and characteristics. It is a world-wide best seller.


His lectures have been presented both nationally and internationally, creating world-wide sales for his shade system and his various books, including Anatomy from Nature, Esthetic Guide Book and Smile Selection Plus CS3 Clinical Cases. In 2016, he will again publish a book about custom shade matching entitled Replicating Naturalism, with over 300 illustrated pages of real patient cases in hardcover format.


He regularly publishes articles in various dental journals, since 2005, totaling over 110 at this writing. The publications he has worked with are among the following: AAED, QDT, The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Inside Dentistry, Dentaltown, Dentistry Today, Compendium, PPAD, Spectrum Dialogue, Teamwork, LMT, Dental Lab Products, Inside Dental Technology and JDT.

875 Integrative Dental Medicine with DeWitt “Witt” Wilkerson, DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 2, 2017 54:26


Dr. DeWitt “Witt” Wilkerson graduated from the University of Florida, College of Dentistry in 1982, the same year he joined the Dawson private practice group in St. Petersburg, Florida.

He serves as a Senior Faculty/Lecturer and Director of Dental Medicine,

             the Dawson Academy, where he has taught over 600 days of lectures/hands on courses

President, American Academy for Oral-Systemic Health(AAOSH) Adjunct Professor, Graduate Studies, University of Florida, College of Dentistry. Past President, AES, (American Equilibration Society, Leaders in Occlusion, TMD, Comprehensive Oral Care) Past Associate Faculty and Special Lecturer, L.D. Pankey Institute.


Witt lectures both nationally and internationally on the subjects of Restorative Dentistry, Dental Occlusion, TM Disorders, Airway/Sleep Apnea, and Integrative Dental Medicine.


It has been said that form follows function and deformation follows dysfunction. The future of Dentistry’s role in complete health will center around these two principles. The astute Dentist must correctly answer “why” questions related to malocclusion, muscle soreness, clenching & bruxing, headaches, clicking joints, severe dental wear, acid reflux and inflammation, as specialists in oral medicine. New answers are coming in daily as we recognize the key relationships involved in Integrative Dental Medicine. You will not want to miss this fascinating podcast by one of the leading investigative clinicians in our profession.

874 Helping Businesses Thrive with Nicole Foster : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 1, 2017 58:53


Prior to her lifelong dream of starting a business, Nicole Foster spent 14 years in medical sales, most recently selling Invisalign for Align Technology. Before that, she pursued her M.B.A. from Santa Clara University – a life-changing experience that changed her outlook on everything. While she was there, she was President of the Women in Business network and organized a groundbreaking conference with 13 renowned speakers and funded it through sponsorship. She also completed her Bachelor of Arts from UCLA.


Nicole has a passion for helping small businesses thrive, and loves working in the dental and orthodontic industry. She created ClearEdge Innovation to offer the best marketing solutions to dental practices to help them grow their business and stay current in the modern business landscape.

873 Negotiating Leases with Jeff Grandfield and Dale Willerton : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 1, 2017 01:01:26


The Lease Coach is North America's #1 Authority on Commercial, Retail and Office Leasing for Tenants. Dale Willerton and Jeff Grandfield have exclusively worked for tenants including Dentist and other healthcare professionals since 1993 and successfully negotiated over 3000 tenant leases across North America.  Willerton and Grandfield are co-authors of the book Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals FOR DUMMIES.

872 Uncovering Hidden Sugars with Grandpa Howie : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Nov 1, 2017 05:59


Grandpa Howie educated some of his grandkids on just how much sugar there really is in their favorite, seemingly healthy beverages. Try this experiment at your home too and be sure to post the aftermath on!

871 Legendary Dentistry with Omer K. Reed, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 30, 2017 58:52


Howard sat down with dental legend, Dr. Omer K. Reed, tp discuss life, the early days of dentistry, the industry’s trajectory, best practices, advice for new grads and so much more on Dentistry Uncensored.

870 Get Your Smiles Noticed with Ruairi Gough : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 25, 2017 01:02:02


Ruairi Gough is a Marketing Graduate from Trinity College Dublin and has worked in Sales & Marketing for over 20 years in 3 different countries - Ireland, UK and USA. On graduation from University Ruairi spent 10 years working for some high profile companies including News Corporation and IMG World, and also smaller companies involved in radio and ambient media. In 2011 Ruairi identified a niche for dental marketing in Ireland, just around the same time that the Irish Dental Council started to relax the rules about dentists marketing directly to patients. Having successfully dominated the marketing in Ireland, Ruairi set about building his business outside Ireland, and now boasts clients in 5 countries including UK, USA, Germany and Japan. While visiting dentist clients over the years, Ruairi came up with the idea for the unit, to help patients easily identify their local dental office. In the last 12 months almost 100 units have been sold into 5 countries.

Some interesting things about Ruairi

Ruairi is an avid triathlete and has completed numerous triathlon races including several half ironman distance events Ruairi  participated in the successful Guinness World Record attempt for the longest softball game in 2004, at just over 55 hours Ruairi has visited 30 states in the USA, which is 10 more than the average American man or woman Ruairi previously worked and lived in New York City for 3 years, working on marketing programs for Boeing, Ann Taylor, Wrigleys, Madison Square Garden, NYPD, Pentax, Sony and American Airlines.

869 Reach Your Goals with Eddie Risi : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 25, 2017 01:17:29


Eddie graduated from University of Toronto in 1995  with an HonsBSc and began his foray into the dental industry shortly thereafter. His love of science, nutrition and people led him to pursue a sales career in the medical and health industry. His search to work in this industry was realized when he began working for Bosworth and then American Dental Technologies. He has been with Henry Schein Canada now for the past 17 years. He is married to his beautiful wife Gina and together they have 2 amazing children , Cristina and Michael. Eddie is an avid learner and continues to look at life with a curiosity mindset.

868 Dentistry, Business, and Music with Dr. Sam Dominick : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 20, 2017 01:11:05


Sam Dominick graduated from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1995.  He completed a 2 Year GPR at the VAMC Sepulveda.  Dr. Dominick met his wife Jody during dental  school and has been married to her since 1998.  They relocated to Arizona in 1999 and Sam began working for Today's Dental in 2001.  He opened his own practice in Chandler in 2009.

867 Shift Your Mindset with Dr. Josh Renken : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 20, 2017 01:02:23


Dr Josh Renken is a full time practicing dentist in Springfield IL. He started and owns two dental practices- Renken Dentistry and schon dental and is in the process of building his third and fourth. He is a member of the ADA, Illinois State Dental Society, AGD, AAFE, and the ICOI.


As he has grown his practices, he has managed to develop unique tools and concepts to dramatically improve practice performance. In turn, he wants others in dentistry to succeed in dentistry without resorting to short term gimmicky tactics and low value transactional approaches.  To offer help to other dentists, he wrote his first ebook, Dr FriesWithThat- How you can deliver compassionate care in a drive through world. He recently released his second ebook “Subscribe Your Practice to Success”-Why a subscription model is healthier for your patients and more profitable for your dental practice.


He continues to develop and offer these tools and services to dental teams through his companies Health Assurance and practicewater.

866 Using Data to Understand Patients with Glenn W. Gerlach III : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 20, 2017 42:14


Glenn’s substantial business acumen and insight have been deployed in a wide a variety of areas, notably, process engineering, supply chain management, disruptive technologies, sales and human resources.


Early on his career, Citrix Systems’ senior leadership team and his peers recognized Glenn’s gifts – among them, his aptitude for navigating clients through operational challenges and generating innovative solutions. He played a key role in a successful process re-engineering project during his 2010-2011 university internship, where to this day he maintains a mentee relationship with the COO.

Later, as the 4th member of the SaaS-based HRIS liability management HR4Health team, Glenn showed a flair for engaging customers and team members in the areas of pre-sales, training, support and renewals.  During his time with HR4Health, the team accelerated growth by 370% year-after-year, while boosting customer satisfaction and one of the most important company metrics, Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR). It was here that he emerged as a trailblazer and trusted partner, in the opinion of leaders, peers and customers alike.


Glenn’s leadership and technical skills as an Identify partner have been instrumental in growing Identify’ highly adaptable collaborative technology platforms, designed for the benefit of the luxury medical and dental industries.

865 Digital & Implant Dentistry with Dr. Joseph Field, DDS, FAAID, FICOI, FAGD, DABOI/ID of the Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 18, 2017 01:13:09


Dr. Joseph Field, DDS is the ideal dental practitioner for anyone who is afraid of the dentist, nervous about dental implant surgery, and adamant about receiving the very best in dental care.


Dr. Field specializes in dental implants and esthetic restoration, but he’s much more than an implant expert: he’s distinguished for his gentle and caring chair-side manner, his expertise in general and implant dentistry, and his use of advanced dental technology to guarantee the best clinical results.


Dr. Field is committed to providing a stress-free dental implant placement experience for his patients. Widely recognized for his attentive and personable chair-side manner, Dr. Field is not only adept at putting patients at ease and helping them feel comfortable, but he also offers a variety of additional relaxation options – from aromatherapy and paraffin treatment to IV sedation – to guarantee his patients a calm and relaxing experience.


Dr. Field has achieved a nearly unmatched level of skill in dentistry: his Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry (DABOI/ID) –signifies the highest level of competence in implant dentistry. He’s also one of the few implant specialists to offer zirconia implant metal allergies. In addition, Dr. Field is an Invisalign Elite Provider (one of a very small number of general dentists to achieve this top designation of Invisalign proficiency), and a certified IV sedation specialist.


Due to his ability to combine orthodontic cases with implant dentistry, Dr. Field is able to restore patients’ smiles even in the most extreme cases. With a combination of cutting-edge dental implant technology like iTero digital scanning for perfectly fitting restorations and CERAC for same-day dental care, plus state-of-the-art esthetic techniques, Dr. Field helps his patients achieve a natural, healthy, and permanent smile. For patients missing some or all of their teeth, Dr. Field can provide single, multiple, or full-mouth dental implants to help patients restore their smile for good.


Dr. Field credits his success to his education, both past and present. He completed his B.S. Physiology at Brigham Young University, and then went on to pursue his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. His passion for continuing education has driven him to pursue several other designations which have expanded his expertise allowing him to provide the best quality patient care and clinical outcomes:

Fellow of the American Academy (FAIID) of Implant Dentistry after completing the Graduate Maxi Course – only an elite class of dentists hold this designation, making them the top in the industry

Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)

Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI)

Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry (DABOI/ID) –  the highest level of competence in implant dentistry


A Los Altos native, Dr. Field takes pride in getting to know his patients, understanding their needs, and giving back to the community: when he’s not providing his patients with the best, most modern dental implant and Invisalign treatment, Dr. Field makes time to host free dental implant seminars for the local community, or joins up with the entire PCCD team to offer free dental care to Bay Area veterans.


When he’s not working, Dr. Field enjoys contributing to dental journals and pursuing his interests in photography and website design. Outside the office, you’re most likely to find him golfing, playing basketball, hiking or camping, and attending sporting events with his family.

864 Better Handle Phone Calls with Lynette Conway, Kristy king, and John Ross of Concierge Contact Center : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 17, 2017 01:01:54


The goal of the Concierge Contact Center is to teach dental offices to better handle phone calls and provide excellent customer service in order to convert more leads into new patients during after hours, on holidays and over weekends. Over the last 7 years the business has grown exponentially, as John and Lynette have made groundbreaking phone services available to small, medium and large practices.

863 Jump-Start Your Career with Guy W. Gross, DDS, FAGD, MICOI of New Horizons Dental Practice Management : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 17, 2017 01:18:13


Dr. Guy W. Gross earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2002, graduating with honors from the  University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.   Since then he has become both a Fellow and Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Lifetime Qualified Member of the Crown Council.


In his private practice his main focus is on Dental Implants and Reconstructive Dentistry with an emphasis on Sedation Procedures and Cosmetic Dentistry.

He also owns and operates a dental practice management company that operates and manages a large group of dental practices across the state of Kansas and Oklahoma.  His biggest role in the management company is in the mentoring of doctors and dental teams on clinical excellence and leadership.


He has lectured both nationally and internationally on topics such as Dental Implants, Case Planning, Practice Management, Cosmetic Artistry, and 3D Imaging.  He has been a faculty member of OsteoReady,  teaching live patient surgical courses to doctors from many parts of the world, since 2014.

In his spare time he enjoys coaching football, basketball, and baseball for his 2 boys, ages 11 and 10, and attending dance recitals and softball games for his daughter, who is 8 years old.  He and his wife, Dr. Kate Gross, enjoy serving on dental mission trips and have done 4 humanitarian trips to foreign countries to date with their most recent one being to the Dominican Republic last November.  They also have served as co-Chairman of the Kansas Mission of Mercy leading the project to doing over $1.2Million in free dentistry over the course of 2 and a half days.  Their practice has also been named to the Smiles for Life Hall of Fame after raising over $100,000 for children’s charities through their whitening programs.

862 Elite Cosmetic Dentistry with Dr. Michael Apa : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 17, 2017 01:12:18


Dr. Michael Apa received his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry. He currently holds several academic and teaching positions. He is an Assistant Clinical

Professor at New York University College of Dentistry in the Aesthetics Department, and a Senior Clinical Director and Instructor at the Aesthetic Advantage Continuing Education program in New York, Palm Beach and London. Dr. Apa is a renowned lecturer both nationally and internationally. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and recipient of the AACD Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry performance in the first five years of practice award. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Editorial Advisory Board, the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry.


Approximately 1 year ago Dr. Apa opened a 5000 sq-ft state of the art dental clinic in Dubai with a dental laboratory onsite. The clinic has been built around creating a seamless and luxurious client experience.


The culmination of a lifetime of creating beautiful smiles and enhancing facial beauty has lead to the development of the Apa Beauty product line. This product line is a unique approach that combines the latest advances in oral care research with the quality ingredients and streamlined design of a luxury beauty brand.

Dr. Apa has been honored with the Five Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Science for being "One of the finest Dentist's worldwide" in recognition of his innovation, artistry and leadership in Aesthetic Dentistry. 

861 Start on the Right Foot with Cindy Day Hauk, BSHA of Global Team Solutions : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 15, 2017 01:05:34


Cindy always knew she wanted a profession where she could help people. As a young receptionist at a dental practice in Branson, Missouri, she found her dentist to be a willing mentor—and the job just clicked. She quickly learned about the many aspects of working in a practice, and her training in clinical and clerical skills provided all the tools she needed to embark on a lifelong career.


Along the way, Cindy has served as a certified dental assistant and office administrator, in addition to earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration. She loved getting to know her patients and used her quick sense of humor to make their appointments—and her work—fun and rewarding. Just ask the Branson entertainer who sat down for X-rays one day and asked what the lead apron was for. Cindy said it was in case he blew up, then proceeded to go around the corner and flinch as she pressed the button. When she said they’d gotten lucky because he was still there, he laughed so hard the plastic X-ray device flew out of his mouth.


Today, Cindy is passionate about training and consulting for dental practices. She is a former Field Training Manager for a Practice Management Software.  With more than 17 years of training experience, and over 30 years in dentistry, she excels as a large-group presenter at workshops and seminars. She’s excited to be part of the GTS team and share her know-how and knack for practice security, paperless processes, staff management, and productivity.


One of the things Cindy loves best about working with practices is helping dentists and staff to let go of their fear of change. Sticking to “the norm” can hold practices back from discovering true productivity and delivering the stellar patient care practices want to be known for. She is an expert at helping to turn that fear around and giving practices the ability to work at more efficient and exciting levels. 


In her down time, Cindy is a swimmer, a singer, and a movie buff. She has two grown sons and lives outside of Springfield, Missouri, with her husband Mike and maltipoo Casper. She can be reached at:

860 Ask4Review with Michael Austin Brown, DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 14, 2017 01:10:42


Michael Austin Brown, DMD, is a seasoned Dentist, Entrepreneur and Web Developer with over a decade of experience in the healthcare space. Currently, he and his wife, proudly serve as the Owners of Hurstbourne Dental Care in Louisville, KY. Most recently, he also launched the Ask4Review website and app. 

Combining his expertise in both dentistry and programming enables Dr. Brown to develop leading-edge applications that improve workflow for dental practices of all sizes.

859 Accessible, Premium Oral Care with Ben Goldberg, Founder & CEO of Goby : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 14, 2017 49:27


Ben Goldberg is the founder and CEO Goby.  After graduating from college in 2008, Ben spent 6 years working in the finance world.  Growing restless, Ben left finance to go travel the world.  After returning from traveling, Ben noticed the pain point he was experiencing was something many of his friends also experienced.  In short, Ben was frustrated with how expensive premium oral care products cost.  Everything from the replacement brush heads to the expensive handles that regularly broke.  To solve this problem, Ben launched Goby, with the goal of making premium oral care more accessible.


Goby is a new oral care brand, launched in October 2016.  Goby sells a premium electric toothbrush paired with a brush head subscription, lifetime guarantee and sold at half the price of the competition.  Goby has been featured everywhere from Dentaltown, GQ, Vogue, and the NYTimes.  Goby sells directly to consumers through their website and partners with forward thinking dentists across the country.

858 Online Chat to the Rescue with Scott Hansen, Founder & CEO of DentistChats : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 13, 2017 01:11:03


Scott Hansen is the Founder and CEO of DentistChats, the world’s leading professionally managed chat service for dental practice websites.  The business serves clients in hundreds of markets worldwide and, since it’s founding in 2016, the DentistChats team has handled more than 120,000 online chats. In addition, he manages an inc. 5000 orthodontic practice in Kansas City which has been recognized as one of the fastest growing privately held businesses in the US for two consecutive years.  While achieving his Masters is Business Administration at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, he was awarded a certificate of achievement for his entrepreneurial work from the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

857 ADA Update with Gary L. Roberts, DDS, 153rd President of the ADA : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 12, 2017 01:11:24


Dr. Gary Roberts is the 153rd president of the American Dental Association. He is a general dentist from Shreveport, La, who spent 33 years in private practice. He is here today to talk about what is going on at the ADA.

856 Accreditation Association For Dental Offices with Dr. John B. Roberson and Rob McCrary, MBA : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 12, 2017 01:08:55


The founders of AAFDO realized that with the continuous changes in dentistry, growth in social media, and increased transparency of quality metrics, patients are in search of reputable providers that consistently offer the best quality care. Patients will want to see dentists who demonstrate the ability to maintain compliance in Patient Safety, Quality and use of best practices.


It also became clear to us that with the growth in regulatory agencies and the number of regulations that affect dental practices, dentists have a critical need to know they are meeting all applicable requirements, as well as using the most up to date best practices in all aspects of their dental practice.


As we surveyed the landscape, it was obvious that no single organization, methodology, or resource could meet those mission critical needs for general dentistry. Unlike other healthcare specialties, general dentistry does not have an accrediting entity purposely designed to meet its unique requirements. Thus, AAFDO was born.

Motivated by our passion for patient safety and the delivery of high quality care, we gathered a team of experts to create a single, comprehensive resource to which dentists could turn to ensure they meet all applicable regulations, are using best practices, and providing the safest care. In short, we wanted to enable dentists to answer the question, “Am I maintaining compliance in Patient Safety, Quality and use of best practices?”


We also believe that, as in other healthcare specialties, those practices that meet this stringent level of excellence should be “accredited,” and be able to publicize their achievement.

Our belief in the value of accreditation is fueled by a deep and compelling enthusiasm for the mission of improving our industry by providing a useful and needed service for dentists and great care for our patients.

855 Insurance and Better Business with Kevin Burniston, Director of Sales Development at Henry Schein

Oct 11, 2017 01:10:30


Kevin Burniston helps dental professionals across the United States create a better quality of life for themselves and their families. For over a decade, he has studied the business of dentistry and worked to develop innovative and effective strategies to overcome common pitfalls. His training methods have empowered thousands of dentists to reach and exceed their goals. Kevin’s current curriculum has a heavy emphasis on insurance participation and exposing industry wide misconceptions surrounding reimbursement. He coaches patient-facing education techniques to increase treatment acceptance, boost productivity and enhance overall patient health.

854 Advancing the Discipline of Implant Dentistry with Dr. Hilt Tatum : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 6, 2017 01:09:36


Dr Tatum is widely regarded as one of the world’s most skilled dental implant surgeons and is unmatched in his surgical and conceptual talent. For over 40 years he has been most gracious in giving his time and knowledge to advancing the discipline of implant dentistry to the dental profession. The lives of many patients and dentists have been enriched as a result of Dr. Tatum’s innovative thinking, research and implant techniques that he developed. In 1955, while a student at Emory Dental School, he attended the first program on dental implants to be given in a dental school. Throughout his career Dr Tatum’s goal has been "To bring the compromised dental patient back to normal comfort, function and esthetic dental health".

Emory University Dental School 1953-1957

1969 - began the bone expansion concept for the placement of implants

1970 - introduced autogenous bone grafting techniques into Oral Implantology

1974 - developed the Sinus Lift Operation

1974 - began to perform the Inferior Alveolar Nerve lateralization technique

1975 - developed the Sinus Graft Operation

1978 - Designed Sinus Grafting and Bone Expansion instruments

1979 - designed the first 2 stage Titanium Root Form System in the USA and was granted FDA marketing approval in 1981

1982 - Introduced the Vascularised Osteotomy Technique with interpositional bone grafting

Presented over 2000 professional presentations worldwide

In 2003 Dr Tatum was awarded the Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor by French president Jacques Chirac in recognition of his contributions to the healing sciences.

853 Dentistry’s Future with Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc. : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Oct 5, 2017 34:03


Since 1989, Stanley M. Bergman has been Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., a Fortune 500™ company and the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, with more than 21,000 Team Schein Members and operations or affiliates in 32 countries. Henry Schein is a member of the S&P 500® and Nasdaq 100® indexes. In 2016, the Company's sales reached a record $11.6 billion. Henry Schein has been a Fortune World's Most Admired Company for 16 consecutive years.


Mr. Bergman serves as a board member or advisor for numerous institutions including New York University College of Dentistry; the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine; the Columbia University Medical Center; University of the People; Hebrew University; Tel Aviv University; the University of the Witwatersrand Fund; The World Economic Forum's Health Care Governors; the Business Council for International Understanding, the Japan Society and the Metropolitan Opera. Mr. Bergman is an honorary member of the American Dental Association and the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. Stan is the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor; the CR Magazine Corporate Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2017 CEO of the Year award by Chief Executive Magazine; Honorary Doctorates from The University of the Witwatersrand, Hofstra University, A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Case Western Reserve University and Farmingdale State College (SUNY); and Honorary Fellowship from King's College London - Dental Institute and the International College of Dentists.

Stan and Marion Bergman and their family are active supporters of organizations fostering the arts, higher education, cultural diversity and grassroots health care and sustainable entrepreneurial economic development initiatives in the United States, Africa and other developing regions of the world.

Mr. Bergman is a graduate of The University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and is a South African Chartered Accountant and a NYS Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

852 Automating Routines with Micah Dickerson, Director of Product Management at and Lighthouse 360

Oct 4, 2017 57:39


Micah Dickerson is a Director of Product Management with responsible for its award-winning Lighthouse line of patient communication software for dentists, having previously managed key areas of AutoCAD and AutoCAD for Mac at Autodesk. Through his work with, he studies the overall dental patient experience and looks for ways that technology can improve upon it. He’s been working in the software world for more than 17 years, and has a background in architecture, web technologies, market research and visual design. Micah is a graduate of the University of California with additional education in graphic design and architecture.


Lighthouse 360 was designed specifically to help dentists eliminate hours of manual work (16 hours per week on average) by automating daily patient interactions and office routines such as appointment reminders and patient reviews. With the new Fill-in feature, Lighthouse 360 addresses what has been cited in DentistryIQ and the Hartford Business Journal as a potential $30,000 per year loss for most dental practices.


The Fill-in feature detects last-minute cancellations in a dentist’s schedule and automatically reaches out to patients most likely to want the vacated appointment – such as those who are overdue for their checkups or have requested a more immediate appointment time. Once a patient has confirmed interest, the dentist simply approves the new appointment.

Fill-in is available at no additional cost to existing and new Lighthouse 360 clients.


Lighthouse 360 has been recognized by The Townie Choice Awards, one of the most prominent peer recognitions in dentistry and organized by Dentaltown Magazine. The software is also a Dental Product Shopper (DPS) Evaluators’ Choice.


About Lighthouse 360

Lighthouse 360 – a brand since 2016 – automates dentists’ daily consumer interactions and office routines such as appointment reminders, leading to improved operational efficiency and business results. Lighthouse 360 features include phone, text, email and postcard appointment automation, reactivation letters, family messages, patient reviews, seamless practice management integration, all-day data synchronization and more. The automated messaging capabilities have helped customers increase production by an average of 30 percent, and its features designed to boost practice efficiency, on average, save dental practices 16 hours per week and eliminate seven hours of weekly phone time for the front desk.  Lighthouse 360 serves dentists throughout the United States and Canada. Lighthouse 360 scored a 4.9/5.0 from current clients who were asked by Dental Product Shopper to rate and comment on their experience with the product. Further, 80 percent of clients say using Lighthouse 360 has increased the overall happiness of their staff.


About Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEB) is a global provider of a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including domains, hosting, website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products and ecommerce solutions.

851 How to Succeed in Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 26, 2017 01:45:01


Howard sat down for an epic discussion over lunch with Angus Pryor, Dr. David Moffet, Jayne Bandy, Trevor Martin, Dr. Kinnar Shah, and Dr. Angie Papas-Ginis in Sydney, Australia.

850 Optimize Your Dental Practices with Dr. Daryl Holmes, Founder of 1300SMILES : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 23, 2017 01:09:33


Having obtained a Royal Australia Air Force (RAAF) Undergraduate Scholarship for his final 2 years of UQ Dental School, Dr Holmes (Daryl) commenced his career as a Dental Officer in the RAAF in Adelaide, Sth Australia, in 1988, then was fortunate enough to work, not only in Australia, but in the United Kingdom, until August, 1991. 


Daryl started Private Practice (in a Partnership) in 1991 in the small towns of Ayr and Home Hill, Nth Qld, near Townsville, before establishing Townsville Family Dental in 1999 with 3 practices throughout Townsville.  After many Practice acquisitions & mergers, Townsville Family Dental became 1300SMILES in 2004 before being listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in March, 2005 with over 20 Dentists, across 6 practices in Townsville and 1 in Cairns.  Today 1300SMILES has a total of 26 practices, over 100 Dentists & 300+ staff, all along the eastern /southern coasts of Qld, NSW, & Adelaide, Sth Aust.


In 2010 Daryl & 1300SMILES became involved in YWAM Medical Ships, something he is still heavily involved in today, donating his time and expertise to voluntarily provide much-needed dental care, training and mentoring of many Papua New Guinea dentists and healthcare workers, in remote areas/villages of PNG.


Daryl was recently Awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his involvement and efforts with YWAM Medical Ships delivering dental care & training in PNG.

849 Dental Members Australia with Dr. Safa Souzani : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 22, 2017 50:42


Dental Members Australia, was founded in 2011 by local Brisbane dentist, Dr. Safa Souzani. He was frustrated that his patients who needed the most dental work couldn't actually start treatment because of the up-front costs.


DMA created a cloud platform to enable patients to pay for treatment in weekly or fortnightly payments. 'DMA Dental Vouchers'. This voucher system combined with Capped-Fee Pricing is the first of its kind in Australia. Dental Members partnered with 1300Smiles and now also owns its own dental clinics.

848 Professional Teeth Whitening with Paulette Smith : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 22, 2017 01:09:07


Howard sat down with Paulette Smith, Managing Director of Professional Teeth Whitening and Dental Hygiene, to discuss teeth whitening, dental hygiene in Australia and more.

847 Momentum Management with Dr. Toni Surace, BDSc : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 22, 2017 01:12:12


Dr. Toni Surace, BDSc (Melb) 

Managing Director of Momentum Management

Mentor, Coach and International Presenter


Dr Toni Surace graduated from Melbourne University in Dental Science in 1995 and established her former practice, Smile Style Dental, in 2000.


As a Principal Dentist, Dr Surace went through the Momentum Management Program and found by implementing procedures, protocols and systems, she could run her practice remotely and leverage her time. This enabled her to be selective in the type dentistry that she personally did and allowed her to fulfill her other passion of helping dentists run their business more effectively and efficiently.


Today as the head of Momentum Management, Toni has become a renowned international presenter where she is able to draw on her own experiences as well as her clients to help others tackle any issue impacting their practice.


As the winner of the ADIA Dental Industry Professional for the Year in 2012, she was formally acknowledged by the industry for the much-needed work she does to assist other Dentists. You will also find Dr Surace further assisting dentists by addressing questions concerning the dental community within her Q & A column “Best Practices” in the Australasian Dentist magazine.


Toni is an enthusiastic, energetic presenter that delivers high value at every course she presents. She has formal training in team building and team management, positive psychology, business and leadership. Toni is passionate about people and dentistry. In her role as international presenter, coach, trainer and mentor to dental practices, she thoroughly enjoys assisting people to grow within dental practice management, marketing and communication. Toni is changing dentist’s lives and lifestyles every day, and she is living proof of the success that Momentum Management Programs have to offer to our clientele.

846 Excellence in Implantology with Dr. David Dunn : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 21, 2017 01:00:05


Dr David Dunn is committed to providing you with the highest standard of treatment and believes passionately in continuing education and excellence throughout all aspects of his dentistry.


After graduating in 1981 from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Honours, he has practiced the latest techniques in dentistry over the past 30 years, and frequently lectures both in Australia and overseas.


Dr Dunn was instrumental in the establishment of both the Osseointegration Society of New South Wales, being chairman of the inaugural committee, and later The Australasian Osseointegration Society. He has been a Senior Clinical Associate at the University of Sydney, Faculty of Dentistry and has also been a Faculty member for the teaching of the "Diploma in Implant Dentistry," University of Sydney.


Dr Dunn has lectured both nationally and internationally, including at The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons 2000 Congress, The Australian Dental Association Congress, the Asian Pacific Dental Congress, New Zealand Dental Association Congress, Nobel Biocare World Conferences, and numerous local programs. He also conducts mentor training programs to educate and improve the skills of dentists who are involved in dental implant therapy. Dr Dunn is also a member of the international teaching faculty for the gIDE/ULCA Master Program in Implant Dentistry. Dr Dunn is published in both Australian and International journals on Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry. He is also Dental Editor at Cosmetic Surgery Magazine, and has contributed to several books on cosmetic and surgical dental procedures.

Transforming your smile


Dr Dunn’s artistic eye and attention to detail ensures that all his digital smile design (DSD)dental implantsAll on 4 procedures, and cosmetic dentistryprocedures have outstanding results. You’ll find many examples of these life-changing results in our Treatment Gallery

845 A Holistic Approach to Patient Care with Dr. Rachel Hall : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 19, 2017 01:21:14


Rachel Hall graduated form Leeds University in 1992 and worked as a NHS dentist in the UK for 8 years where she honed her skills to be very time efficient and productive. Suffering from boredom, burnout and the cold weather Rachel moved to Australia in 2000 and in 2005 opened her own holistic dental office called Evolve Dental Healing. Rachel provides safe amalgam removal, mercury free dentistry and has a special interest in dental sleep medicine – TMJ and sleep apnoea. Rachel is also a practitioner of Universal Medicine Therapies and likes to mediate and take care of her health and wellbeing. During her time in business Rachel has developed her skills as a dentist and a businesswoman and invested in coaches to support her growth and success. Now at age 48 Rachel has decided it is time to give back by becoming a business and life coach for dentists establishing Ascendancy Business Coaching for Dentists where she teaches dentists the processes and skills to master the ABCs of business for the dental office. Her coaching services, systems and insights into what it takes to make you and your dental office a success so you can live the life you want are highly sought after.


Rachel has won the Protrade Business Innovation Award 2016 and was nominated for Business of the Year 2016. This year sees her being nominated for The Outstanding Workplace and The Business of the year 2017 awards – which will be announced after this recording.


Rachel is a social media fanatic and a passionate industry leader who is a respected writer, presenter and speaker on the subjects of holistic dentistry and natural health. She is also a mother, dog lover and author as well as a driller of teeth. Dr Rachel is a self-confessed nerd and loves technology and is big on healthy lifestyle and wellbeing.

She plays guitar, and likes singing and dancing – much to her families’ amusement. She is a joker, a wordsmith and an avid consumer of Vietnamese food. Loves warm sunny weather, walking, fast cars, trips to the beach, café culture and living in Brisbane.


Check out Dr. Hall’s YouTube channels:


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844 Inspired Solutions for Daily Dentistry with Julie Charlestein, President & CEO of Premier Dental Products, Co. : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 17, 2017 01:11:57


Julie Charlestein is a 4th generation leader at Premier Dental Products Company. Started in 1913 by her great grandfather Julius Charlestein; Premier develops, manufactures and distributes innovative consumables to the dental professional worldwide. Julie currently serves as President & CEO.

A native of Philadelphia.  Julie attended Emory University for her undergraduate studies and Temple University for her graduate work.

In her role at Premier, Julie was voted to The Top 25 Most Influential Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report. Julie is proud to serve on the Board of Overseers for The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, the Dean's Advisory Council of Temple University Dental School, as well as  the Board of the Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders. She also serves on the Board of ASDOH (Arizona school of dentistry and oral health). 


Julie is an honorary member of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, and sat on the Board of Directors of the Dental Trade Alliance, where she Chaired the Government Relations Committee. She also served on the Dean’s Advisory Board of the School of Dental Medicine at Harvard University


Julie is also a member of The Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), and sits on the Board of Directors for the ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) Association.

843 Dental Education Mythologies with Emanuel Recupero, Managing Director at Dental ED : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 16, 2017 01:06:08


Dental ED is a recognized leading provider of advanced dental training and practice development.


Our integrated training services have been developed by the most respected names in dentistry. We have advanced the level of dental knowledge for thousands of Dental professionals around the world for over 16 years.

Enhance your learning journey with the worlds best dental educators via our online courses, study clubs and workshops......anywhere in the world!


Emanuel Recupero started off as a Microbiologist and then worked in the pharmaceutical industry for seven years. In 1997 he started his marketing consulting company providing strategic marketing solutions to the medical industry and then dental. He then started Dental ED in 2003 with the idea of making high end education more accessible to dentists.


Blurbs/Promos to be included in the description of the podcast (Subject to editing):

MiPractice. Lead generating system and practice management. Intelligent system that helps dentists and staff to grow the practice.

842 Integrated Dental Marketing with Mr. Carl Burroughs : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 15, 2017 01:19:45


Carl is a true ‘serial entrepreneur’, he started making money serving in his parents shop at the age of 8, he bought his first house at the age of 17. He was fundamental in the success of the very first combined Legal and Real Estate business in the UK, taking a 60% market share of all property listings in his home city of York. In 1993 he emigrated to Australia and stated the telecommunications retail chain, Communique, building this to 26 locations and an annual revenue of over $12m within five years. And in 2000 he bought a Sydney based marketing company, which formed the foundation of his current company Integrated Dental Marketing.


In 2001 Dr Derek Mahoney asked Carl to speak at an Orthodontic Conference in

Sydney, which was his first introduction to the profession of dentistry. Since this time Carl has built the first and largest advertising agency in Australia dedicated to the

Dental profession (IDM), he started the first dedicated dental patient finance plan (SmileCard), he was the co-founder of the dental group Dental Partners (now known as Maven) and has created hundreds of new dental brands across the country for his



More recently Carl started the Marketing Dentistry Institute, bringing speakers to

Australia such as Dr Bill Dorfman,  Dr Mark Costes, Dr Michael Abernathy and the

incomparable Dr Howard Farran.


Carl also owns two dental practices himself were ‘he practices what he preaches’

growing the first practice he bought by over 220% in the first 15 months of ownership.


He is married to his beautiful wife Angelica and together they have their 10 year old daughter Grace. Any down time is spent motorcycling and he recently came back from a month motorcycling around Nepal.

841 Structured Organization with Dr. Alex Abrahams, Cofounder of Pacific Smiles Group : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 13, 2017 01:03:26


Dr Alex Abrahams is a general dentist with special interest in Implants and Oral Surgery.


Dr. Abrahams is the cofounder of Pacific Smiles Group, now an ASX listed Branded Dental Services Organization with over 70 dental centers in four states on the East Coast of Australia with over 350 dentists practicing from PSG centers.


He’s currently retired from clinical practice, but runs implant education for general dentists in PSG via a one year mentorship course and has a role of non-executive director in PSG and as a strategic & dental intelligence consultant to the group.

840 Education in Australia with Dr. David Penn : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 12, 2017 01:24:03


Dr David Penn graduated from Sydney University dental school and commenced  practice in Sydney's eastern suburbs. He trained extensively in the United States under two of the world's leading aesthetic dentists and in 1983 he established Southern Cross Dental Laboratories, which has grown to become regarded as one of the leading state of the art dental laboratories in the world.


Dr Penn also lectures and teaches extensively, principally in the areas of aesthetic orthodontics and facial aesthetics. He has taught more than 1000 post-graduate students in the use of Invisalign and in January 2015, he wrote and gained accreditation for a unique post-graduate qualification in Aesthetic Orthodontics.


In 2006, he released a book "A guide to Impressions, Implants and Indirect procedures" which has been used by undergraduates and experienced dentists. Two more editions of the book have been produced, the latest in November 2014.


He also was responsible for the research and development of many unique dental appliances and devices including the Penn Composite Stent, the Atlas Cabriolet orthodontic retainer and a series of accelerated orthodontic devices which in 2015 received a  prestigious grant from the NSW Department of Innovation.

In 2011, Dr Penn won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the services division.


Dr Penn established Penn College in 2014 and a specific faculty, The PostGraduate School of Dentistry in 2015 , which will provide world class quality niche post graduate qualifications beginning July, 2015.


He is also featured in the NBC Universal TV series, "Changing Faces" which showcases the latest aesthetic dento-facial procedures and presents a unique Australian interpretation to aesthetics.

839 Implants Around the World with Marco Gadola, CEO of Straumann : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 11, 2017 39:53


Marco Gadola has a strong executive track record in a broad range of global businesses. He rejoined Straumann in 2013 as CEO, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Operations from 2006 to 2008, when he left to pursue a career development opportunity at Panalpina, a world leader in supply chain management. Having started as Panalpina’s Chief Financial Officer, he became Regional CEO Asia / Pacic in 2012, with overall responsibility for the regional business.


Prior to his first term at Straumann, he spent five years at Hero, the Swiss-based international food group, where he was also CFO and responsible for IT and operations. Previously, he spent nine years at the international construction tool manufacturer Hilti, where he held a number of senior commercial / sales and nance-related positions in various countries. Before that, he worked for Sandoz International Ltd, as Audit Manager, and for Swiss Bank Corporation, Basel, in Corporate Finance.


Mr. Gadola graduated from Basel University in business administration and economics. He also completed various programs at the London School of Economics and at IMD in Lausanne.


Marco Gadola is Vice Chairman of the Board of Calida Group and heads its Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Board of MCH Group, Switzerland, and heads its Audit Committee, in addition to being a panel member of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.


This year, Marco was ranked seventh in the ‘Incisal Edge’ most influential people in dentistry.

838 The Little Bear who Sucked his Thumb with Author and Illustrator Dr. Dragan G. Antolos : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 10, 2017 58:02


Dr. Dragan Antolos graduated as a dentist in 1982, and has a dental practice in Melbourne, Australia.


His practice addresses all aspects of dental health. However he has a special interest in orthodontics (especially the effect of thumb sucking on permanent teeth and dental development). Married in 1988, he has two daughters (one of whom was a thumb sucker!).


His frustration at the lack of children's literature addressing this common childhood habit lead him to write and illustrate the story of Oliver, The Little Bear who Sucked his Thumb. His experience has lead him to regard restraining aids and devices as a very last resort, as a means of tackling the thumb sucking problem; instead adopting positive psychology and encouragement, to inspire children and turn the solution into a fun and interactive experience using the book and chart.


Having achieved great success and positive feedback from parents of children who are thumb suckers, Dr Antolos was encouraged to use the same approach to highlight the important issue of child safety and stranger danger. Little Bear Beware is the second book in the ‘Oliver the Bear’ series, helping to open avenues of communication between children and their parents.


Using the character of Oliver the bear in a series of stories, provides continuity and a familiarity that children will enjoy and look forward to, further optimising the positive messages within the books.

837 A Breath of Fresh Air with Dr. Chris Hart, Clinical Director of Oventus : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 8, 2017 55:06


As Clinical Director of Oventus, Dr Chris Hart is overseeing the delivery of the O2VentTM product range to patients and through clinicians.

Graduating from The University of Queensland in 1998 with a Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, he also studied at Cambridge University and graduated in 1999 with a Master of Philosophy in Biomedical Science.


Prior to establishing Oventus, Chris owned and managed a multi-site national dental practice, training institute and management consultancy which he sold to private equity investors. He now works full time as the Oventus Clinical Director.


Chris also acts as an adviser to various bodies within the dental industry as well as the healthcare sector more broadly on the commercial aspects of health care delivery.

836 Managing Caries in the Medical Model with Dr. Geoff Knight : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 7, 2017 01:28:55


Geoffrey Macdonald Knight, BDSc, MSc, MBA, PhD


Geoff Knight is a general dentist and internationally noted dental speaker from Melbourne, Australia with special interests in Minimal Intervention Esthetic Dentistry.


He has pioneered protocols for the pharmacological management of dental caries and periodontal disease. He has introduced the concepts of tunnel restorations and co-curing to MID and developed a number of innovative aesthetic techniques for the placement of direct laminate veneers, direct resin bridges and occlusal rehabilitation using composite resins. He has consulted widely across the dental industry and is named on several patents. He is currently working with SDI and PDS


Apart from his broad clinical base, he has been State President of his Dental Association and has extensive political and economic experience within the profession.


He has been published in Quintessence International, Australian Dental Journal and Journal of Periodontal Research. He has produced a series of clinical videos and written numerous articles on esthetic and adhesive dentistry that have been translated and published internationally in a number of languages.


His recreational pursuits include mountaineering, an interest that has taken him to some of the highest peaks on several continents.

835 Dental Imaging Technologies with Dr. David Gane CEO of LED Medical Diagnostics : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 7, 2017 01:02:40


Dr. David Gane is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with an honors degree in physiology & pharmacology and a doctorate degree in dental surgery.


David has authored many publications and technique videos on digital dental imaging and has lectured nationally and internationally on this topic.  He is a recognized leader in the dental profession and is also a corporate executive with extensive experience in dental technology.  He is the former Vice President of Dental Imaging for Carestream Dental LLC and has served in executive capacities with a number of dental companies including Practiceworks LLC and Kodak Dental Systems and is the founder of Orbit Imaging Inc., a company that owns and operates dental imaging centers in Vancouver.


Dr. Gane currently serves as CEO of LED Medical Diagnostics, the manufacturer of the VELscope and the parent company of LED Dental and Apteryx Inc.

834 Success Your Way with Corinne Jameson-Kuehl, RDH, BS of Custom Dental Solutions : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 6, 2017 01:13:37


Corinne Jameson-Kuehl, RDH, BS is from Hartland, Wisconsin and has been involved in the dental field for over 20 years. Corinne graduated from Marquette University, the Coulson Institute of Oral Myology and has a certificate from the Human Resources Institute. She is an experienced private practice clinician, practice development administrator and previous dental staffing company founder and owner.


“Corey” owns Custom Dental Solutions, a company that provides business and training solutions to private dental and health care offices. She and her team develop successful protocols and systems to maximize growth and production. The experience of founding and owning a successful dental staff replacement company called “The Dental Connection, Inc.” gives her the background and knowledge in the industry to key into what practices need to ensure quality and excellence with patient and employee care.


Corey has been the recipient of the Sunstar-Butler Award of Distinction, and has been a Colgate Oral Health Advisor. Corey values her family time, but when there is free time, she enjoys writing articles for professional and consumer newsletters and magazines. She also enjoys traveling to conferences to represent forward-thinking companies and networking with her colleagues.

833 Unleash Your Practice with Sandy Pardue, Laura Hatch, and Rohit Garg : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 6, 2017 01:43:07


Howard brought back three amazing podcast guests for an epic group discussion on managing your phone calls, hiring and firing, watching the numbers, and a whole lot more!


Sandy Pardue, Senior Consultant and Lecturer with Classic Practice Resources, has consulted with offices throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. 

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Laura Hatch is the founder and owner of Front Office Rocks a company with the goal of helping other dental offices train and learn new policies and procedures that her team and has proven very successful in making dental offices work better.

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Rohit Garg is one of the co-founders of Practice by Numbers alongside his wife, Dr. Aditi Agarwal, DMD. 

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832 Myths, Realities, and Illusions of Dentistry with Dr. Manu Dua : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 5, 2017 01:18:37


Dr Manu Dua graduated from UBC in 2012, upon graduating he worked in northern Alberta to hone his skills which included hospital privileges. After years of associating, Dr Dua built a successful startup in a recession in his home town last year.


One of the first things Dr Dua did after graduating was complete a dental  mission trip in an orphanage in Peru which changed his life and set the tone for the rest of his career. His last dental mission trip to the Amazon was one of the most adventurous and amazing journeys of his life.


Giving back to the community is an important aspect of Dr. Dua`s vision; he has been involved in the C.U.P.S program, volunteering to provide dental care for those less fortunate in downtown Calgary.


As an average dentist Dr Dua is humbled daily by the challenges of dentistry and hopes he can provide a valuable service for his patients on a daily basis.

831 Smiles on Wings with Dr. Usa Bunnag : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 3, 2017 01:07:00


Dr. Bunnag is the recipient of the ADA Humanitarian of the Year Award for 2017.  Dr. Bunnag is a general dentist with extensive training in comprehensive dental care including restorative and cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, implant surgery, temporomandibular disorders, Botox and fillers, Cerec crowns, sleep apnea, Invisalign, and Clear Correct.  She continues to expand her horizons through extensive continuing dental education and seeks the best practice and treatments for her patients so that they can obtain optimal dental health.  


Dr. Bunnag is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.  She is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentists, the International Association of Orthodontics, the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine, Cerec Doctors and the Dawson Academy.   


Before becoming a dentist, Dr. Bunnag was a certified dental assistant.  After completing her prerequisite classes at Montgomery College, she went on to Howard University School of Dentistry and graduated with distinction in 1994.  In 1996, Dr. Bunnag founded her comprehensive dental practice in Bethesda.  Just recently, Dr. Bunnag purchased another dental office in Four Corners, Maryland.  She is currently working in both offices. 


Aside from her dental career, Dr. Bunnag is also the President and Founder of Smiles on Wings, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid in Thailand.  Since its founding, Smiles on Wings has provided dental care to thousands of children and villagers in Thailand.  The organization was involved extensively in the 2004 tsunami relief effort.  In 2009, the American Dental Association awarded a grant of $70,000 for Smiles on Wings to set up a dental program in southern Thailand to provide dental care for those that were affected by the 2004 Southeast Asian Tsunami.  To date, with grants and donations from our generous donors,  Smiles on Wings continues to provide extensive help with: a mobile dental clinic in northern Thailand,  a permanent dental clinic in southern Thailand, and a scholarship program to send young at-risk tribal girls to college and to return to their communities to make a difference.  Smiles on Wings has graduated four young ladies from remote villages in northern Thailand and currently has eight more students under the program.  Read more about Smiles on Wings at


 Dr. Bunnag is also known locally for her philanthropic endeavors and received awards from numerous organizations in Montgomery County and the State of Maryland.  She volunteered to provide urgent dental care for Hurricane Katrina victims that relocated in Montgomery County after the storm.  She also volunteered in New Orleans with Mission of Mercy to provide dental care for the residents after Hurricane Katrina.  After Hurricane Sandy, Dr. Bunnag and her Smiles on Wings team also delivered items of necessities to victims of the hurricane in New Jersey and Staten Island. 


Dr. Bunnag is a native of Thailand.  She came to the US when she was 14. She has two grown children and is a caregiver for her husband who suffered a massive stroke in 2009.  She is an avid gardener; a self-taught watercolor artist; a mindfulness meditation coach, and a dog lover.

830 “Un-Advertising” with Helmut Flash : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 3, 2017 01:07:33


Helmut Flasch is an international speaker, management consultant, bestselling author and founder of the "Un-Advertising" marketing strategies.


For 26 years, he has helped small business owners in 3 continents worldwide to improve their businesses with his unique approach "Un-Advertising." Un-Advertising is an elegant approach to expanding a business without relying only on traditional advertising.


In the US, he has helped dentists to increase new patients and grow private practices.


Helmut has published 3 books:

a) Double Your Business But Not Your Troubles

b) You too can be happy

c) Economic Deception and Jobless Recovery Exposed -- Why Getting Fired is the Best Thing that Could Happen to You.

829 TMJ Breakdown with Dr. Prabu Raman : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 2, 2017 01:07:29


Dr. Prabu Raman has practiced dentistry in Kansas City since 1983.  He is an alumnus of William Jewell College, UMKC – School of Dentistry & The Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, where he served as a Clinical Instructor & Featured speaker. He currently teaches lecture and live patient courses on Aesthetics and TMD treatment sponsored by Myotronics – manufacturer of bio-electronic instrumentation for Neuromuscular dentistry.


His Kansas City practice, The Raman Center for Advanced Dentistry, focuses on four areas of excellence: 

1. Neuro Muscular Dentistry / Temporo Mandibular Dysfunction

2. Aesthetic Dentistry / Complex restorative Dentistry

3. Neuro Muscular Functional Orthodontics

4. Sleep breathing Disorders / Oral Appliance therapy


He has achieved Mastership status of The International College of Cranio Mandibular Orthopedics & Mastership of Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. He is also a Fellow of American College of Dentists & a Fellow of Pierre Fauchard Academy.


Dr. Raman has lectured on TMD in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the USA. He was selected by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs as a TMD Expert to participate in the Science Forum at 2011 ADA annual meeting.  He was also selected by the Journal of the California Dental Association to be an invited author to contribute to its August 2014 TMD issue.


Dr. Raman currently serves as President of the Missouri Dental Association, as a delegate to the ADA House of Delegates, Member of the ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure, Chair of Recognition of Dental Specialties and Interest Areas in General Dentistry Committee. He is also the Vice President of the International College of Cranio Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO), Past President of the International Association for Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA), and past President of Greater Kansas City Dental Society.


His other memberships include:

- International Association for Orthodontics (IAO)

- American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP)

- & American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

828 The State of Dental Education with Dr. Wally Renne : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Sep 2, 2017 01:03:53


Dr. Renne is a 2003 graduate of the College of Charleston and a 2008 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. He is active in undergraduate dental education and holds a full time faculty position in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation at the Medical University of South Carolina as an Associate Professor. He is the Director of the division of digital dentistry and directs CAD/CAM clinic and Esthetic clinic. He is the course director for the preclinical CAD/CAM course. He has won several national and regional teaching awards for his efforts both pre-clinically and clinically. He is proficient clinically with the Planmeca Planscan, CEREC Omnicam, 3Shape Trios, CS 3600 and iTero.  His special interests in patient treatment include advances in material sciences that improve patient quality outcomes. He is active in dental research and currently has several patents including a patent for a platform of long-term antimicrobial dental materials that have revolutionary bond durability components by inhibiting enzyme degradation of the hybrid layer while simultaneously preventing bacterial proliferation.

827 Managing Online Reviews with Nico Dato of Podium : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 30, 2017 37:55


Nico Dato serves as Head of Marketing at Podium, an online review management platform that allows businesses to generate and maintain online reviews on Google, Facebook, and many more. Nico received his BS in Economics from the University of Utah, and he continues to fuse his passion for statistics, design, and digital marketing to produce measurable results.

826 Building Wealth with Thomas M. Cooper : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 29, 2017 43:34


Tom is a specialist in dental transitions planning and practice coaching. He is fee-based and NOT a broker. Tom has been coaching dentists, exclusively, for over eighteen years.


The goal at Thomas M. Cooper & Associates is to help doctors increase the wealth in their practices. This doesn't mean just increasing the monetary value of the practice; but increasing the life freedom of the doctor and the team.


Tom co-developed the Mercer Transitions Company; making it the premier transitions planning company. After MTC was acquired by a private equity firm, Tom formed Thomas M. Cooper & Associates and has continued to work with private clients.


Tom earned his BA at the University of Southern California (Phi Beta Kappa) and his law degree from Loyola Law School. He also earned his Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant degrees from the American College.

825 Keepin’ it Real with Dr. Peyray & Dr. Sully of The Millennial Dentist Podcast : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 27, 2017 01:23:23


About The Millennial Dentist Podcast:

Ultimately, this all began as a couple buddies sitting around talking about dentistry and trying to figure out how to make it. Well, we have a long way to go before we make it, but we do know that the collaborative approach of learning from each other will help us get there!


We will be the first ones to admit we don’t know everything and probably don’t know the half of it!


The three of us have been very fortunate to have great mentors and this podcast is really just a way for us to pay it forward. We will try to interview smarter people, give a millennial perspective to different issues in dentistry, and provide a little entertainment along the way!


At the end of the day our goal is that all dentists, both new and seasoned, young and old, male or female, from all over the world will be encouraged by what we have to say!


We would love to hear your feedback and thoughts so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. So sit back, crack a cold one, and enjoy!

824 Twice As Nice Uniforms with Debora Carrier, RDH : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 26, 2017 01:03:50


Debora Carrier is the founder and CEO of Twice as Nice Uniforms. Cofounder of The CPR Sisters, a practicing dental hygienist and fashion model. Debora has 38 years experience as a clinical dental hygienist. Her clinical settings range from large group practices to smaller offices, specializing in the care and treatment of adults with mild to severe disabilities.  


The CPR Sisters was co founded in 2001 by Debora and her sister Darla. They have worked hand in hand with the community to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in children, the importance of early CPR, and the placement of AEDs in public areas. They also partnered with AHA, through a grant, to train as many lay people as possible in their community. And worked extensively with the Nader Parman Memorial Foundation to pass legislation to place at least one AED in all Georgia public schools.

In 2014 Debora developed and patented a temperature regulating, moisture wicking, antimicrobial uniform and founded Twice as Nice Uniforms.  In addition to her many years working as a dental hygienist she was also a high fashion model. She took her experience and love of fashion to NYC where she worked with and learned from industry experts about fabrics, fit, and manufacturing before setting out to create a new stylish, technologically advanced approach to medical and dental apparel.


Debora has been featured in RDH magazine, Dentistry Today, Dental Explorer, DentalIQ, Atlanta Best Self, and winner of Apparel Magazines Most Innovative Company of 2015. She is member of the Crest Smile Council, partnered with AACD, NCN, Mr RDH, Smiles at Sea and has participated in various podcasts, seminars, and fashion shows over the two past years. She has also partnered with Crest/Oral B and Atlanta Dental Supply to offer continuing education/fashion shows to the dental community. She is a member of ADHA, OSAP, NCN, and Launchpad. A percentage of Twice as Nice Uniforms sales go to support the National Cancer Network Foundation.

823 Digital Workflow with Dr. Effrat “Effie” Habsha : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 26, 2017 01:01:30


Dr. Effie Habsha is a Prosthodontist practicing in a multidisciplinary practice in Toronto, Canada.  She earned her DDS degree from the University of Toronto.  Upon graduation, she completed a one year General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, ON.  Dr. Habsha received her Diploma in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degree, both from the University of Toronto.  Dr. Habsha is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Dentistry, Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and currently instructs both at the undergraduate and graduate level in Prosthodontics at U of T.  Dr. Habsha is a Professor at George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology and is the On-staff Prosthodontist at MedCan clinic in Toronto. She holds an appointment as Staff Prosthodontist at Mount Sinai Hospital where she instructs the dental residents and is involved in various clinical research projects. Dr. Habsha is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) and is an examiner and Section Head for the Oral Examination in Prosthodontics for the RCDC. She is an Associate Fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics and a  Fellow of The Pierre Fauchard Academy and holds memberships in numerous Prosthodontic organizations and societies.  She lectures both nationally and internationally on various Prosthodontic topics and maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in midtown Toronto.

822 Front Office Conversions with Amol Nirgudkar, Founder of Patient Prism : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 23, 2017 01:08:26


Amol Nirgudkar helps dentists grow their practices and reach their goals. 

He is in an unusual position to offer practical insights. As a certified public accountant, business consultant, author, entrepreneur, and owner of a dental practice, he has 19 years of experience in working with dental practices, both large and small. 


Through the three companies he founded, Amol has served more than 500 dentists across the United States.

With Dentist Profit Systems, founded in 2013, he successfully challenged the common ways that dental practices marketed their practices online. Dentist Profit Systems also created new ways for dental practices to measure the effectiveness of their marketing investments.


Through that work, Amol saw firsthand a growth challenge that all dental practices face. No matter how successfully they may market their practice, they lose many new patients because their front office is ineffective in handling phone inquiries.


To help solve that problem, he founded Patient Prism in 2015 as the world's first immersive call visualization platform. The software uses both machine learning and human learning to evaluate the way dental offices handle phone calls in near real time. It has helped more than a hundred dental offices convert more new patient calls into booked appointments.

Amol co-invented two patent-pending technologies used in Patient Prism. He continues to work with artificial intelligence and machine learning to help dentists build commercially successful practices.

He wrote and published a paperback book called Profitable Niches in General Dentistry (2014). He also authored and published an ebook titled 6 Secrets to More Patients & Higher Profits. Both are available through 


In his spare time, Amol also runs a quantitative hedge fund, manages a dental practice and travels the country with his 12 year old piano prodigy daughter to piano competitions.

821 The Empowered Practice with Scott Westermeier, DDS & Maria Miecyjak, COO : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 23, 2017 01:11:29


Scott Westermeier, DDS, FICOI

Scott is a 3rd generation dentist and has maintained a private practice for over 30 years. In 2008, Scott launched a new practice growth & marketing strategy that he perfected with the help of his team. This new strategy, utilizing patient education seminars, helped attract more implant cases to his practice, significantly growing his practice, reducing overhead, maximizing time efficiency and reducing insurance dependence. Scott is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker, lecturing on the topic of dental marketing.


Maria R. Miecyjak, COO

Maria has over 20 years of experience in managing and growing a dental practice. As practice administrator to Dr. Scott Westermeier, she has been instrumental in growing their practice from one office to eight, and from a single dentist to 17 associates. Maria believes that anything with the right attitude and it is that philosophy which has allowed her to implement new and innovative marketing practices into her offices with great success.


The Empowered Practice

The Empowered Practice moves successful practices to exceptional. Creating powerful growth starts by redefining success and laying a path to dream bigger and achieve greater!


The Empowered Practice founders are world-class dentists and business owners. We are not offering advice, we are offering an insider look into the strategies that have allowed us to grow our own practices and practices just like yours.  

820 Bulletproof Dental Practice with Peter Boulden, DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 23, 2017 01:07:27


Dr. Peter Boulden has been practicing dentistry for over 15 years and has built a very successful, FFS, 3-location enterprise in Atlanta, GA where he was raised his entire life. He is also the owner of a practice in north GA which he acquired but does not do clinical dentistry there. It has seen tremendous growth by using the systems and marketing practices created from his flagship practices in Atlanta - even though it's an insurance driven practice. Dr. Boulden is passionate about both clinical dentistry & the business of dentistry; creating systems and processes, developing marketing programs that WORK, and building an office culture that focuses on the patient’s dental experience.  He loves talking about goal setting & work/life balance and sharing these tips and strategies with other dentists. He co-hosts the Bulletproof Dental Practice podcast with Dr. Craig Spodak, together they discuss these topics along with many others pertaining to working within the dental industry. He is married with 3 young kids.

819 Occlusion & Evidence Based Dentistry with Dr. Mike Racich : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 22, 2017 01:01:17


Dr. Racich, a 1982 graduate from University of British Columbia, has a general dental practice emphasizing comprehensive restorative dentistry, prosthodontics and TMD/ orofacial pain. Dr. Racich is a member of many professional organizations (current AES Past President) and has lectured nationally and internationally on subjects relating to patient comfort, function and appearance. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American College of Dentists as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Racich has published in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and has authored the books: The Basic Rules of Oral Rehabilitation (2010), The Basic Rules of Occlusion (2012), The Basic Rules of Facially Generated Treatment Planning (2013), and The Basic Rules of Being a Dental Patient (2016). Currently he mentors the didactic/clinical FOCUS Dental Education Continuum (study clubs, proprietary programs, coaching, 2nd opinions only) in Western Canada.

818 The Disillusioned Dentist with Dr. Zachary Kingsberg : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 22, 2017 01:04:03


Dr. Kingsberg graduated from Nova Southeastern University in sunny South Florida in 2015 and has been practicing dentistry in Dallas, Texas since graduation. Dr. Kingsberg or Dr. Z is host of a new podcast called The Disillusioned Dentist. The disillusioned dentist podcast is designed for new grads, current dental students and pre-dental students with the focus of getting young grads out of student debt and into practice ownership as soon as possible! Dr. Z is a new father and is currently opening up a scratch start practice with his wife (who is also a dentist) next month.

817 EPA Amalgam Separator Regulation with Jason Büyüközer of M.A.R.S. Bio-Med Processes Inc. : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 21, 2017 01:06:46


Jason Büyüközer has been the Technical Specialist at M.A.R.S. Bio-Med for the past 5 years. He has dedicated his career to becoming a North American Expert on Amalgam Separators. Jason, along with M.A.R.S. Bio-Med have been all over North America training Water Treatment Plant Inspectors, Service Companies, Governments, Militaries and Dental Practices on amalgam separator maintenance, usage of evacuation line cleaner and the safe handling and disposal of mercury waste.

816 Delivering World Class Dentistry with Dr. Sina Ghertasi Oskouei : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 21, 2017 01:09:06


Dr. Ghertasi is a researcher, lecturer, and executive at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors in 2007 from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. He has been involved with research in many areas of dentistry. Dr. Ghertasi is executive editor of Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects, and also the Journal of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, the official publication of Iranian Association of Periodontology. Since 2014, he has been the supervisor of the Academic Publications Office of the Department of Vice Chancellor for Research & Technology at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, where he oversees the activities of the university in scholarly publication. He also maintains a private dental practice with focus on implants and cosmetic dentistry in Tabriz, NW Iran.

815 Finding Your One Word with Evan Carmichael : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 20, 2017 58:53


Evan #Believes in entrepreneurs. At 19, he built then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a VC helping raise $500k to $15mil. He now runs, a popular website for entrepreneurs. He breathes and bleeds entrepreneurship. He’s obsessed. Aiming to help 1 billion entrepreneurs. Change the world. He had set 2 world records, uses a stand-up desk, rides a Vespa, raises funds for Kiva, wears 5-toe shoes and created Entrepreneur trading cards. He speaks globally but Toronto (#EntCity) is home. He loves being married, his son, salsa dancing, DJing, League of Legends, and the Toronto Blue Jays. He’s the author of Your One Word, the powerful secret to building a life and business that matter.

814 Benefits of Group Practice with Dr. Roshan “Ro” Parikh : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 19, 2017 01:17:01


Dentist and entrepreneur Dr. Roshan Parikh is the Founder and President of Chicagoland Smile Group. His vision is to build a best-in-class dental support organization in the Chicago area, offering dentists and dental specialists the opportunity to focus on the clinical aspects of dentistry, providing exceptional care for every patient. In 2008, Dr. Ro bought his first practice in the south suburbs of Chicago, with three employees in 650 square feet, and he has since developed Chicagoland Smile Group into a growing network of 12 multi-specialty dental practices, all dedicated to advancing dental healthcare in the greater Chicago area.

813 Oral Cancer Awareness with Vicki L. Munday, RDH, BS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 19, 2017 01:01:31


Vicki Munday, RDH, BS graduated from Shoreline C.C. Dental Hygiene Program in 1992 and from O’Hehir University in 2015.  She has been a member of ADHA/WDHA all of her professional life.  Vicki was co-recipient of the Most Inspirational Award as voted on by her classmates at Shoreline.  Vicki was president of WDHA (Washington State Dental Hygienist’s Assoc.) in 2000, served as a delegate to ADHA for many years and was elected to serve on both the Ethic and Finance Committees for ADHA. She has had 5 articles published in RDH, and Op-Ed in Access and digitally in DPR.  Vicki has a passion for making a difference.  She is the founder of Smiles for Veterans, which has provided nearly $75,000.00 in care over the last 5 years. She is the regional coordinator for the Oral Cancer Foundation.  Vicki was one of the 2014 Sunstar/RDH Distinguished Hygienist Award winners.  She also received the 2015 ADHA/Colgate Community Service Award and the Young Caring Clinician Award.  She recently joined the team at Fidalab to provide education, marketing and sales from a dental hygiene point of view.  Prior to her position at Fidalab Vicki was in sales with OralID and PDT.

812 Digital Tools in Dentistry with Dr. Kyle Fagala : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 17, 2017 01:22:09


Dr. Kyle Fagala is the owner and orthodontist at Saddle Creek Orthodontics, with two locations in Germantown and Collierville, Tennessee. Dr. Fagala graduated from The University of Tennessee in May of 2013 with a certificate in orthodontics and a master's degree in Dental Science for his thesis on three-dimensional imaging of the airway. Dr. Fagala is the course director and lecturer of Development of the Occlusion, a class for 1st year dental students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is also co-founder of the digital marketing agency Neon Canvas, host of the web series The Digital Orthodontist, and Key Opinion Leader for 3M Oral Care and Komet Burs. He loves music, specifically the drums, and spends more time than he should on social media. Dr. Fagala, his wife Anna, and their three children Charlie, Libby, and George live in Germantown and attend Highland Church of Christ.

811 The Wonderful World of Dentistry with Dr. Isha Woodhams : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 16, 2017 01:12:52


Isha graduated from Otago University Dental School in 2009. She moved to  the coolest little capital city Wellington where they get winds up to 100 miles an hour. After working and living in Wellington for seven years she learnt the love of good music, food, and great dentistry.


She also got an MBA from the Victoria University in 2014. This was a lens into the weird world outside of dentistry. She now lives in the sunniest place on earth - Hawkes Bay. She practices at a corporate chain Lumino the Dentists Dental Clinic. She is also under Jedi training with her favorite dentist and mentor Dr. Gary Winter and is learning implant placement and restoration.

810 Insurance and Office Managers with Teresa Duncan of Odyssey Management, Inc. : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 16, 2017 01:07:28


Teresa Duncan received her Master of Science degree in Health Care Management from Marymount University and has worked in healthcare for over 20 years.  Her company Odyssey Management offers online courses and training materials for insurance coordinators and managers. She’s worked at every position in the dental office that didn’t require a license – from taking out the trash to answering the phones on the front line to managing the whole operation.


You can find her giving insurance and management courses at meetings like CDA, Yankee and Rocky Mountain. She’s plugged in with office managers and insurance coordinators across the country who depend on her for regular updates on PPOs and claim management.


She’s been named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report (in 2015) and is in that big issue of Dentistry Today under Leaders in Dental Consulting.  She just put out a great book for teams who have to deal with insurance – which is almost all of my peeps – called “Moving Your Patients To Yes: Easy Insurance Conversations.”

809 Take Control of Your Taxes with Craig Cody, CPA : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 15, 2017 01:01:26


Craig Cody has been a certified public accountant for the past 17 years and is also a certified tax coach, business owner and former New York City police officer.


Craig belongs to a select group of tax practioners throughout the United States who undergo extensive training and continued education on various tax planning techniques and strategies to become, as well as remain certified.


With this organization, Craig has co-authored the Amazon bestselling book Secrets of a Tax-Free Life and recently wrote 10 Biggest Tax Mistakes that Cost Business Owners Thousands.

808 The Profit First Formula with Mike Michalowicz : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 15, 2017 54:27


By his 35th birthday Mike Michalowicz had founded and sold two multi-million dollar companies. Confident that he had the formula to success, he became an angel investor…and proceeded to lose his entire fortune.


Then he started all over again, driven to find better ways to grow healthy, strong companies. Among other innovative strategies, Mike created the “Profit First Formula”, a way for businesses to ensure profitability from their very next deposit forward.


Mike is now running his third million dollar venture, is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal; is the former MSNBC business make-over expert; is a popular keynote speaker on innovative entrepreneurial topics; and is the author of Profit First, Surge, The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, which BusinessWeek deemed “the entrepreneur’s cult classic.”

807 Dentures from Start to Finish with Dr. Joseph Barker : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 13, 2017 42:59


Dr. Barker graduated from Arkansas State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He then graduated from Louisiana State University in 1996 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He received the Operative Dentistry Award and Outstanding Senior Dentist Awards in 1996 as well as the New Dentist of the Year for Arkansas in 2006.


After graduation, he moved back to his hometown of Newport, Arkansas. There he worked with Dr. Mike Brown as an associate dentist for eight years. He then purchased an office in Brinkley, Arkansas where he worked for 11 years before selling his practice. In 2016, he opened his current practice in Searcy, Arkansas.


Dr. Barker lives in Newport with his wife, Lori, and their son, Tyler. He is a member of the First Baptist Church where he teaches Sunday school class. He enjoys mission work, and helping those in need. In his off time, he also enjoys spending time with his family and their Labrador Retrievers. The entire family enjoys spending time outdoors.

805 Medical Billing Solutions with Dr. Olya Zahrebelny : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 12, 2017 01:13:31


Dr. Olya Zahrebelny (pronounced Zara-bell-knee) graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, Canada, then completed a General Practice Residency, focusing on oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology. She has practiced in both hospital and private practice environments for the past 39 years. Dr. "Z", as she is fondly called by her patients, is a former consultant to commercial and government insurance programs. She has also taught at three dental schools, in the Departments of Restorative Dentistry and Oral Medicine/Diagnosis, as well as holding the position of Attending Physician at Swedish Covenant Hospital for 19 years, and also an Attending Physician in the General Practice Residency program at the University of Illinois, Chicago Medical Center.


Selected for four years in a row by Dentistry Today as one of the Leaders in Continuing Dental Education, and for each of the last eighteen years as a Leader in Dental Consulting, she is featured on their web site and in the December 2016 issue of the magazine. Dr. Zahrebelny has lectured extensively throughout the US and abroad at all the major dental meetings, including the ADA, Hinman, Chicago Midwinter, California Dental Association, Academy of Osseintegration, AAP, and AAOMS, as well as for state and local societies and study clubs, continuing education programs, and hospital general practice and oral surgery residents. She is a former Guest Columnist for Inclusive Magazine, Dental Economics, Dental Equipment and Materials, and Insurance Solutions. Her book, "Accessing Medical Benefits in the Comprehensive and Surgical Dental Practice" has now been in print for 18 years, with yearly revisions, edits, and updates.


Dr. Z is a comprehensive general dentist, with special interests in cosmetic and implant dentistry, and a Principal in The Z Group, a practice management consulting company.

804 Restoring Implants and Digital Dentistry with Chad C. Duplantis, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 11, 2017 01:05:38


Dr. Duplantis received his D.D.S. degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in 1999.  He continued with Post doctorate training at Baylor College of Dentistry, earning a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 2000.  He has also applied for, and will receive, his Fellowship degree from the Academy of General Dentistry this coming July.  He has been in private practice since 2000 in the North Fort Worth, Texas area.  In private practice, he treats all ages with an emphasis on restorative and aesthetic dentistry.


Dr. Duplantis has been a member of several Aesthetic and Restorative Continuums, and most recently Spear Education Study Club.  Dr. Duplantis has always had an interest in “high-tech” dentistry and has been incorporating CAD/CAM technology in his practice since 2004.  Formerly a CEREC user, he is now a user of the 3M TrueDefinition Oral Scanner and the Glidewell Laboratories TS150 mill.  Dr. Duplantis has also written several articles regarding digital dentistry for various dental publications.  He has helped 3M on various projects regarding the scanner, and is also a member of the panel of experts on the website  He is also a clinical consultant for Glidewell Laboratories.


In his spare time, Dr. Duplantis enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Ellen, and children Austin and Ava.  He is an avid cyclist, enjoys shooting sporting clays,  and loves to be outdoors.

803 The Oral Systemic Connection to Arterial Disease with Bradley Bale, MD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 11, 2017 01:05:23


Bradley Bale, M.D. is an Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech Health Science Center, Medical Director of the Heart Health Program at Grace Clinic, Lubbock, Texas and runs a private practice in Gallatin, TN.  Dr. Bradley Bale is one of the nation’s leading specialists in preventing heart attacks, stroke and diabetes. He cofounded the Bale/Doneen Method with Amy Doneen in 2001. Their personalized approach of CV risk reduction has been effective enough to allow them to attach a ‘guarantee’ to their clinical practices.  The results of their method demonstrating regression and stabilization of arterial disease has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.


You can find Beat the Heart Attack Gene on Amazon at:


Listeners can get 3 CE hours on this subject by visiting, then click on “Not Registered Yet?”

802 Successful Dental Marketing with Dr. Leon Klempner, CEO of People & Practice : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 10, 2017 01:07:39


Leon Klempner, DDS and Amy Epstein, MBA are co-founders of People & Practice, a marketing consultancy that grows general dental and specialty practices in the U.S. and Canada.


Dr. Klempner, CEO of People & Practice, is a board-certified orthodontist who practiced orthodontics for over 38 years. He graduated dental school from the University of Maryland and received his certification in Orthodontics from Tufts University. Dr. Klempner is on the teaching faculty of two dental schools and his work has been published in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, and the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, among others. Klempner has lectured both nationally and internationally on the subject of digital marketing.


Amy Epstein is the Director of Client Services at People & Practice. Before launching the company she spent 15 years as Vice President and Managing Director of multinational marketing and branding firms. Epstein has an MBA in marketing from Baruch College and regularly lectures at the Zicklin School of Business and Long Island University School of Business on the subject of digital marketing, entrepreneurship and social media.

801 Technology, Passion, and Trust with Dr. Parag R. Kachalia : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 10, 2017 01:11:20


Dr. Parag R. Kachalia is a Tenured Associate Professor and the former Vice Chair of Simulation, Technology and Research and at the  University of the Pacific.  He is a fellow of the International and American College of Dentists as well as the American Dental Education Association’s leadership institute.  Dr. Kachalia is also a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society.   In addition, he is a researcher, as well as a published author in the areas of dental technology, digital diagnostics, contemporary fixed prosthodontics, and financial management.


In 2017 Dr. Kachalia was selected as one of the Top 10 Young Educators in Dentistry in the United States.  He has lectured internationally in the areas of adhesive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, photography, CAD/CAM technology, fixed prosthodontics, treatment planning, erosion, and digital diagnostics. Dr. Kachalia acts a consultant for many dental materials/dental technology companies and helps guide product development. Dr. Kachalia is a member of the Seattle Study Club and Catapult Speaker’s Bureau.  He is also a member of the Cellerant Best of Class selection committee.  As a forward thinker, Dr. Kachalia is frequently interviewed regarding his vision of dentistry’s future.


Throughout his time in academia he has maintained a private practice geared toward restorative dentistry with his wife and fellow Pacific alum Dr. Charity Duncan. He believes his continual involvement in providing patient care as well as a role in academia has given him a unique balance that allows him to blend the best of both worlds.


In his spare time, Dr. Kachalia enjoys traveling with his wife and his son 9-year-old son.  As a family, they make it a point to travel to at least one country outside of North America every year, so that they can experience different cultures and truly understand the world.  In addition to traveling Dr. Kachalia enjoys golfing and photography.

800 Wisdom from the Heart with Lee Ann Brady, DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 9, 2017 01:01:25


Dr. Lee Ann Brady is a privately practicing dentist and nationally recognized educator, lecturer and author. With an extensive history in leadership, she is currently Director of Education of the Pankey Institute. Dr. Brady has also developed a vast library of online instruction at and She practices in Glendale Arizona, is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Inside Dentistry and Dentaltown Magazine.

799 Beat Wall Street with Dr. Harold Wong : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 9, 2017 01:48:19


Dr. Harold Wong is a tax consultant and financial educator, whose primary goal is to increase retirement cash flow; reduce investment risk; and save taxes for Baby Boomers and Retirees.


Dr. Harold Wong (Ph.D. in Economics UC Berkeley) is a recognized expert speaker to NARFE chapters (National Active and Retired Federal Employees), appeared on more than 400+ TV and Radio programs, published in Forbes, USA Today and a columnist on money for the Arizona Republic for 7 years with syndication in over 1600 news outlets.

798 The Successes and Pitfalls of Marketing with Pras Murthy, co-Founder of Doctor Multimedia : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 6, 2017 01:34:23


Pras was born and raised in Tucson, AZ and attended Pomona College in CA, where he graduated in 2005. Shortly after, he began working at a Mathnasium franchise in Scottsdale, AZ. Roughly a year later he bought the business for $8000. Over the next 6 years he built and ran the business, selling in 2012 for $120,000 to move to Las Vegas and join his business partners in what would become Doctor Multimedia. Pras is cofounder and co-owner of the online marketing company for doctors. Pras helps thousands of doctors, across many specialties, manage their online marketing. From websites to social media to search engine optimization, Doctor Multimedia is a one stop shop to manage your online presence. In 2016, Pras moved to San Diego, CA to open Doctor Multimedia’s newest office in Del Mar. Pras currently lives there with his dog Wally and enjoys driving the beautiful southern California coast each day.


797 Step-by-Step Dental SEO with Justin Morgan, The Dental Marketing Guy : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 6, 2017 01:01:12


Justin Morgan is the #1 ranked Dental SEO Expert on Google.  Justin is a Townie through-and-through, with over 1100 posts and many blogs, podcasts and videos which educate dentists on the importance of understanding SEO basics. Justin is the creator of the first and only step-by-step SEO course for dental professionals, where dentists and their staff can watch short videos on how to identify what to look for when hiring an SEO company, and fully understand what’s actually done to rank dental websites with real life case studies of dentists that work with The Dental Marketing Guy. One of the techniques Justin goes over is the “Invisalinks Method” (pronounced like Invisalign), which is proven to lift your Google Rankings 147% within 14 days!

796 Better Business & Marketing with Angus Pryor, Founder & CEO of Dental Profit System : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 5, 2017 01:21:42


Angus Pryor is a marketer, author and speaker. After more than a decade in sales and marketing working alongside dentists, doctors, and vets, Angus founded Dental Profit System in 2014.


Angus holds a Master’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Southern Queensland, and several management diplomas. He has undertaken extensive personal study into digital and direct marketing over the past five years, which lead to him being certified as a Google Partner.


At Dental Profit System, he surrounds himself with a hand-picked team of experts in related fields. This includes experts in copy writing, graphic design, pay per click advertising, SEO and website development. Angus is an author, having recently co-authored The Better Business Book, providing business owners with 100 lessons to live by.


Angus writes for ‘Australasian Dental Practice’, ‘Australasian Dentist’ and Australian Dental Association’s ‘News Bulletin’ magazine.  He has a growing network of clients around Australia. He hosts ‘Marketing Monday’, a video series that provides dentists with quick, actionable tips to boost their dental marketing.

795 Chase Your Dreams with Dr. Arthur (Tony) Tomaro : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 4, 2017 01:12:20


Dr. Arthur (Tony) Tomaro, a graduate of The University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, where he also completed his Master’s of Science, and Bachelor of Science.  Prior to his relocation to Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Tomaro enjoyed 26 years of private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Tomaro is previous Director of Clinics at Las Vegas Institute for Advance Dental Studies. He maintains a private practice, Arthur Tomaro Exceptional Dentistry, in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a member of Catapult Education, Dr. Tomaro teaches hands on courses, as well as peer lectures to dentists nationally and internationally. His teaching focuses on techniques related to General Dentistry (Tooth Colored Fillings & Crowns), Full Mouth Reconstruction, Diagnosis, Business of Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, The Art of Smile Design, Treatment of Headaches, and Occlusal  Procedures that are used in daily patient care. 


Dr. Tony Tomaro is a published author and a consultant for dental laboratories and manufacturers, and a current contributing author to national dental publications and dental laboratory publications on several topics.  He is affiliated with the following prestigious organizations: ADA - American Dental Association, MDA - Michigan Dental Association, NDA - Nevada Dental Association. He can be reached at 702-533-3336 or via email at

794 Optimized Marketing with Shauna Duty, Owner of iDENTiwrite : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 3, 2017 01:04:08


Shauna Duty has owned two marketing companies, both focused on dental websites and online marketing. Prior to opening her businesses, she worked for a well-known dental marketing company in the DFW area. Currently, she owns and manages iDENTiwrite, where she works directly with clients, employees, and contractors as the lead project manager and editor.


Shauna has written over one thousand dental websites, articles, and blog posts for dentists in the USA, Canada, UK, and Australia. Her expertise in dental marketing has been honed over years of interviewing, studying, and writing about the biggest names, products, technology, and procedures in the dental field. Her articles on dental marketing and blogging have been published on many websites, including Dental Products Report and Modern Hygienist. She also composed a chapter on reputation management for dentists for the ADA Practical Guide to Internet Marketing. She understands dentistry, healthcare, marketing laws, ADA guidelines, and the minds of patients, so she is uniquely equipped to promote your dental practice. You can reserve a 30-minute marketing consultation call at no cost by calling 940-395-5115 or emailing

793 Website Design and Marketing with Keith Washington : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 2, 2017 01:07:41


Keith Washington is the VP of Products for ProSites and has over 30 years of software product management and development experience. Keith has a degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland and has led product transformations at many successful companies including Intuit, Active Networks and other software companies in various industries. 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.

792 Empowerment Through Education with Dr. Dhru Shah, CEO of Dentinal Tubules : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Aug 1, 2017 01:01:21


Dhru graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2003. He then went on to complete a year of vocation training in general practice within the North Wales training scheme. He continued as an associate practitioner in the same dental practice for a few years thereafter, and further developing his skills and gaining experience in the general dental care of patients. Following this he completed various hospital posts gaining further training within the various disciplines of dentistry. These included working as a Senior House Office in the department of Restorative dentistry at the Royal London Dental Hospital followed by posts of a Senior House Officer and a specialty doctor in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at the North West London Hospitals NHS trust to further enhance his surgical skills. During this period, Dhru also completed examinations allowing membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Soon after this he embarked on a four-year specialist training program in the field of Periodontics and Implantology at Guy’s Hospital, London. As part of his specialist training, he also completed a Master of Clinical Dentistry degree in Periodontics at King’s College, London whilst also attaining the Membership of Periodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This training now enables him to offer a range of treatments to manage periodontal diseases (gum diseases) as well as the provision of dental implants.


Dhru’s passion however lies in helping people, helping dentists – making them thrive. He believes in Education…empowering people with education, with knowledge and giving them the opportunity, the inspiration to thrive and be the best that they can be. He is the CEO of Dentinal Tubules which has over 30000 members, it is UK’s largest online and offline learning platform, has an international network of study groups of their members (called Tubulites) and has offered learning to so many people.

791 Ground Marketing with Michael Arias : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 31, 2017 01:06:22


Michael absolutely loves educating anyone who is interested in learning how to market their dental practice and every single day he is working, marketing, and learning.


He is constantly building different strategies, unique campaigns, creating new patient flow pipelines, networking, creating amazing content, coaching, and attracting new patients through Ground Marketing every single day, and he LOVES IT!


 He mainly always uses the tactics in “guerrilla marketing” or Ground Marketing and now he coaches, trains, and teaches employees and team members on how to do the exact same so that their dental practice can be the community’s primary dental practice and also, so that new patients continue to come in.

790 Dental Practice KPIs with Wayne Oplinger and Kay Huff RDA of Benco Dental : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 30, 2017 01:29:15


Email Wayne at with the Subject Line “Dentistry Uncensored” for a Free Practice Appraisal!


Email Kay at with the Subject Line “Dentistry Uncensored” to get $800 off your Practice Assessment until September 30th 2017 - that’s $2,195 instead of $2,995!


Wayne Oplinger - Transition Analyst at Benco Dental

Wayne Oplinger, started with Benco Dental as a local Territory Representative 6 years ago, in 2011, covering Westchester County NY, Southern CT and Northern NJ. After 3 years, he successfully built his territory sales in excess of $3 million dollars.

After 4 years, Benco Dental asked Wayne to take on a new position, Practice Transitions Analyst. In this capacity, Wayne would be the single point of contact for Benco customers, TRs and transition partners, by developing customized transition solutions for Benco Customers.

Prior to joining Benco Dental, Wayne was a small business owner

for over 15 years. Wayne can relate well to dentist owners because his small business, albeit not in dental, was very similar in production figures, overhead, and

profits. In addition to being a transitions resource for Dentists throughout the country, Wayne is well sought out speaker, speaking at major dental meetings, local study clubs, as well as dental schools.


Kay Huff RDA - Director of Dental Coaching at Benco Dental

Kay Huff RDA began her career in dentistry as an assistant to an assistant” in 1981. With great determination, Kay gained knowledge and experience as she worked her way to the front office team. Kay defined herself as being a “true team player” in positions of Treatment Coordinator and Office Manager, always doing whatever it took each and every day to make a difference in her practice.

It was over 30 years ago that Kay began helping teams as a Dental Practice Coach, and she proudly has been the driving force for hundreds of practices to reach and exceed their professional goals. Kay is passionate about her work and carries a strong background in dental business systems, team motivation, leadership, and practice profitability.

Kay is a dynamic dental speaker who fills her programs with plenty of laughs and tangible practice management tools they can take directly back to their practice and apply immediately. She is a Certified Consultant in Employment Law Compliance with Bent Ericksen & Associates, as well as a board member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants (ADMC), the Speaking Consulting Network (SCN) and a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM). Additionally, Kay received first place in the Spotlight on Speaking Competition at the 2016 Speaking Consulting Network conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

789 Mastery of Case Acceptance with Treatment Plan Academy Founders John Estefano, MBA and Dr. Chad Abed : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 30, 2017 01:48:44


John Estefano, C.E.O. and co-founder of the Treatment Plan Academy, achieved his Masters Degree in Business Administration from UC Irvine, going on from there to cultivate his client experience techniques and becoming a skilled business executive. In John’s past ten years in the dental industry, he has gained a particular expertise in treatment plan acceptance having authored the book, "Plan for the Plan : Dental Team Strategies for the New Dental Economy," helping many dentists to expand their practices. In the past ten years, john has personally helped patients to the tune of 25 million dollars worth of case acceptance one patient at a time. Having presented his biggest accepted case of $134,836.00, by applying treatment plan academy's core principles of empathy and education.


Dr. Chad Abed, C.O.O. and co-founder of Treatment Plan Academy, did his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and earned his DDS at University of Detroit-Mercy. Practicing since 2003, Dr. Abed has successfully grown all different types of dental practices in four states. He has maintained licenses in New York, Illinois, Michigan, and California. He is newly married and welcomed his first child into the world in 2017. Besides family, Dr. Abed is an avid nonfiction reader and gamer. He plans to pursue his MBA in 2018 with a concentration in Business Analytics.

788 Healthy Environments with Cheryl Janis : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 28, 2017 01:05:12


Cheryl Janis designs healing environments for purpose-driven physicians and healthcare solopreneurs who desire a highly-profitable, patient-attracting, and referral-generating busi- ness. She is also the author two books:


1) The Color Cure: How to transform your healthcare office, clinic or treatment room into an oasis by choosing the perfect paint and

2) The Waiting Room Cure: The healthcare practitioner’s guide to turning waiting rooms into highly-profitable, patient-attracting, referral-generating dynamos


Cheryl is the principal of Cheryl Janis Designs–a wellness design studio in the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to helping doctors and healthcare professionals achieve the very best healing environments possible. Unlike conventional interior designers, Cheryl uses an inte- grated holistic and evidence-based approach to design—evaluating the patient experience from the moment they walk through the door, until the time they leave, and every step in be- tween.

787 Evolving and Innovating Dentistry with Steve Bilt, CEO & co-Founder of Smile Brands Inc. : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 27, 2017 01:18:39


Steve Bilt is the Chief Executive Officer at Smile Brands Inc. (SBI) and OneSmile, LLC.  He co-founded Smile Brands in 1998 and OneSmile in 2015 and in 2016 combined the two businesses.  Steve was integral in SBI’s three initial platform acquisitions and led the acquisitions of Monarch Dental Corporation in 2003 and Castle Dental Centers Inc. in 2004.  In addition to these transactions, Steve oversaw the development and operationalization of 150 de novo practices at Smile Brands and each of OneSmile platform acquisitions.  Steve also serves as Chairman of the Smiles for Everyone Foundation.


Smile Brands and OneSmile have 5,500 employees and affiliated providers in approximately 400 locations across the United States.  The Smiles for Everyone Foundation has established international outposts serving six countries in South America, Asia and Africa and conducts ongoing events throughout the United States.

786 Dental Talk Show with Nick Peters : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 26, 2017 01:10:53


Having a successful career in the dental industry for over 20 years Nick Peters has had all-encompassing roles from being a dental technician to working for some of the biggest dental companies in the world Dentsply, Danaher and Ivoclar Vivadent to name but a few.


Currently Nick is working for BTI biotechnology institute which is based in Spain, a leading organisation in bone and tissue regeneration and the latest stem cell research. In his spare time, he is the creator and leading presenter for the dental talk show, an exciting new resource for anyone interested in the latest dental or facial technology.


In his spare time, he loves world travel, science, gadgets, rugby, beer and learning about new technology.


He looks forward to growing the dental talk show into a leading informational resource for the dental industry.

785 Patient-Centered Care with Jasmin Haley, RDH, BSDH, CDA : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 26, 2017 01:04:44


Jasmin is the Founder of Beyond the Prophy and Co-founder of MOMgienists. She is an adjunct instructor at Howard Community College and consultant/educator with the Jacques Initiative with the Institute of Human Virology.


She has 15 years of experience as a clinician, educator, and dental assistant. Jasmin helps the hygiene community to Think Beyond the Prophy by inspiring and empowering professionals to give the best patient-centered care, reach their greatest potential and explore career options that promote excellence. She regularly writes on her Beyond the Prophy blog and is co-host of the MOMgienists Podcast with fellow colleague and friend Christie Lincoln, RDH.


She is enrolled at the first dental hygiene school in the world, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, in their graduate program with a dual concentration of Public Health and Education. She can be reached at

784 Location Strategy with David James, CPA, CFO : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 25, 2017 01:10:20


Dave is a Founder & CEO of REALscore with 33 years of executive experience as a CPA, CEO, CFO & Strategic Consultant to companies and individuals. He is an entrepreneur and expert in startups, as well as a dental industry strategic and visionary leader, whose mission is to educate and help Dentists of all ages and specialties achieve success through Location Strategy and to have a direct and significant impact on companies that provide products, services and advice to them.

783 Realities for New dentists with Waqas F. Jilani, MHA : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 25, 2017 01:08:20


Mr. Waqas Jilani is a healthcare consultant based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Society (BioEthics) from Cornell University, and a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Clark University & The University of Massachusetts Medical School.  He is a Diplomate of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is the Vice President of the Cornell Alumni Association of Michigan.  He is a frequent speaker, writer, and activist for male survivors of domestic violence and has spoken about male survivors at many forums including local universities, media outlets, and local and national domestic violence groups.


Mr. Jilani has been studying martial arts for over 20 years.  He also enjoys volleyball, yoga, and spending lots of quality time with his two children, Aleena and Aydaan (pronounced Ay-don).

782 Business is Business with Kathy Kolbe : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 24, 2017 54:47


Kathy Kolbe is an entrepreneur who founded and was the CEO of Kolbe Corp, a publishing and consulting company for 30 years, and is now its Chairman and Chief Creativity Officer. 


She is the global leader in discovering and accessing the power of human instincts and has done the brain research to prove the relevance of her Kolbe Theory of Conation to individual and organizational success. Kathy was the first person to connect conative behavior to instinctive drives, which she postulated as the source of the patterns of mental energy commonly known as a person’s MO.

781 The Gateway to Health with Dr. Sanda Moldovan : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 23, 2017 01:02:30


For almost a decade, Dr. Sanda Moldovan has lectured at the UCLA School of Dentistry, teaching other dentists how to perform optimum implant surgery. In 2006, she became interested in helping her patients heal better through natural techniques, such as diet, supplements, water, and bio-energetic devices. Dr. Sanda received her nutritional certification through The Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists 3 years ago.


As a certified nutritionist and periodontist, Dr. Sanda educates her patients that the mouth is a gateway to their health. Her new book, Heal UP! comes out in July. She practices in both Beverly Hills and Manhattan, NY, using minimally invasive oral surgery techniques and integrative nutrition.


Dr. Sanda is a frequent contributor to national television shows, such as The Doctors on CBS, NBC News, radio, podcasts, and she is quoted in numerous publications and blogs. She is a contributor to Huffington Post and Inside Dentistry.

780 Online Dental Coding with Dr. Charles Blair : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 22, 2017 01:40:11


Dr. Charles Blair is dentistry’s leading authority on insurance coding strategies, fee positioning and strategic planning. He has individually consulted with thousands of practices, helping them identify and implement new strategies for increasing legitimate reimbursement. Dr. Blair’s extensive background and expertise makes him uniquely qualified to share his wealth of knowledge with the dental profession. A widely-read and highly-respected author and publisher, he currently offers several publications, Coding with Confidence, Administration with Confidence, Diagnostic Coding for Dental Claim Submission, Medical Dental Cross Coding with Confidence and the Insurance Solutions Newsletter. Also through his expertise, he founded which optimizes insurance administration and aids in maximizing reimbursement. He holds degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Mathematics and Dental Surgery.

779 The Business of Implant Dentistry with Joy Millis : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 22, 2017 46:29


Joy Millis is the foremost authority on the business of implant dentistry, with a unique combination of specialty and general practice expertise. As a professional speaker and trusted advisor, Joy helps dental professionals accelerate the implementation of their strategic goals and objectives. She is an innovator in practice development solutions, influencing patients to receive quality dental care, getting paid without insurance interference, developing referral relationships and recovering lost patients.


Joy came to the profession of dentistry at the age or 15, filling in for dental team members where her mother served as a receptionist. Joy's personal life was changed through orthodontics and orthognathic surgery. Implant

dentistry was introduced to Joy in 1978, when she joined a practice investigating the service. Moving from surgical assistant to administrator, Joy skillfully developed the marketing, management and communication

systems for the practice that quickly became a training center for doctors from all parts of the globe. Joy’s business expertise and hands-on knowledge enhances the value that she brings to the platform as well

as in the private practice setting. As one doctor stated, "Apart from her abundant enthusiasm, what sets Joy apart from the myriad of other speakers that can talk the talk--Joy has walked the walk!” For over 20 years, Joy has taught the business of implant dentistry as a visiting faculty member for continuing education at Georgia Regents University, The University of Texas Health Science Center and Oregon Health Science Center.


Joy is the proud recipient of the Seattle Study Club 2006 Charlie English Community Education Award. Her 20-year Seattle Study Club relationship has included giving the Symposium opening keynote, several breakout sessions, emceeing the Symposium, along with providing presentations for over 200 Seattle Study Club events, with clubs requesting that she return again and again.

778 The Power of Planning with Larry Mathis : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 21, 2017 01:15:35


Larry Mathis is the founder of Mathis Wealth Management, a private financial planning firm based in Phoenix, AZ.  He is a CERTFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Accredited Investment Fiduciary with clients throughout the country.   Larry is a public speaker and the author of Bridging the Financial Gap for Dentists, and Mom Was Right.  An active member of his local community, Larry has been married to his wife, Rhonda, for 32 years and they have 3 sons.

777 Coconuts and Cosmetics with Dr. Ginger Price : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 20, 2017 01:33:04


Ginger Price DDS is a Cosmetic Dentist in Phoenix, Arizona. Established in 1984, Dr. Price is known internationally.

Dr. Price has been recognized as one of the best cosmetic dentists in the area and accolades come from not only her patients, but also from her peers. In addition, she is consistently featured in newspapers, magazines, radio and television segments.


A Phoenix native, Dr. Ginger Price earned her doctorate in dentistry from the prestigious Loma Linda University (LLU). What makes her the best cosmetic dentist in the area is the fact that she also studied fine arts in college.


Her talent and background in fine arts gives her a unique perspective which she uses to enhance all the services she provides.  Ginger Price DDS is also able to combine her talent and passion so that it benefits all her patients.


Dental patients appreciate the fact that she continually updates her skills by investing in continuing education. Hundreds of hours of additional training comes from such prestigious and reputable facilities such as the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (PAC) in San Francisco and The Aesthetic Advantage at New York University (NYU).


A member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Women Dentists, the American Orthodontic Society, the American Dental Association and the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Price is also a dedicated mentor at the Kois Center in Seattle.

776 Secrets to a Clean Kiss with Leona Meditz Bush : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 20, 2017 01:11:39


Leona Meditz Bush is a practice systems analyst, developer, practice advisor and coach. Most of all, Leona is an innovator. Her consulting firm: Meditz Management successfully implements new technologies, protocols and systems for about 1000 practitioners nationally since 1979. Ms. Meditz Bush led sales for a major dental practice management consulting firm for 10 years. She can relate to owners, managers and technicians alike and offers a balance between technical competency and business acumen. In Feb 2007, Leona developed advance periodontal protocols using Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy for Centers for Dental Medicine. Leona currently coaches top tier dental practices seeking higher productivity with less stress. Her coaching work revealed the importance of patient co-management with physicians, so Ms. Meditz Bush founded the Health Care Professionals Wellness Network. HCP Wellnet promotes patient advocacy between dentists and physicians. Leona’s case study co-management examples are published in Dentistry Today’s May 2014 issue.  That year, Ms. Meditz Bush started developing the Clean Kiss™ Organic Oral Care products, the first to use nutraceuticals, mouthwash, toothpaste and breath spray as a system to kill pathogenic bacteria that leads to chronic inflammatory diseases using botanicals instead of chemicals.  Clean Kiss also fights decay without Fluoride. Clean Kiss™ refers patients to Clean Kiss™ trained dentists for a Kiss of Health™ Assessment as a tool to build dental/physician patient co-management and patient referral networks.  As a national speaker, columnist and writer, Leona is available to show study clubs how dentists and physicians can work together to “make health contagious”.

775 Thrive in Private Practice with Dr. Cole Brenny : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 20, 2017 01:04:14


Dr. Cole Brenny is the founder of as well owner of Ivory Dental Group in Minneapolis, Minnesota. One of his passion is coaching young dentists around the country to master private practice dentistry, learn the business of dentistry and build, buy and grow practices that they love.

774 100 New Patients with Marilee Sears, RDH : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 18, 2017 01:10:09


A message from Marilee, “Want to learn the secret of getting more new patients through your front door than you know what to do with? Join me for ‘100 New Patients’ -- an online event featuring the leading experts across the field of dentistry as we share our insights and learnings on how you can drastically increase your new patient growth to levels you’ve never seen before. Best of all, it’s absolutely free!”


Marilee helps dentists break through the seven figure mark (that’s $1,000,000 in case that wasn’t clear) in their practice and double their income, all while reducing stress and making the whole process as fun as possible (because she thinks it’s bad for business when dentists don’t smile).

773 Dental IT Support with Reuben Kamp : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 16, 2017 01:15:24


Reuben has been drawn to IT since he wired his first dental office network at age 12. An Ithaca, NY native, Reuben was a pre-dental major at the University of Chapel Hill, and worked while going to college in the Dental Residency Program. He graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors in Biology.

After graduating, Reuben started working at Benco Dental as their lead tech for all of Upstate New York and began honing his skills on a variety of dental and medical software, hardware and customer service skills. Recognizing the need for enhanced, one-on-one customer service and support, Reuben founded Darkhorse Tech in March 2012.  After leaving Benco in January of 2013, Reuben was able to focus on growing Darkhorse specifically in the dental field with an eye on HIPAA compliance. Now, Darkhorse Tech has 13 employees and clients in 10 states.

Reuben currently lives in Ithaca, NY with his wife, Shannon, and 3 rescue dogs, Sydney, Pepper and Kobe.  He enjoys cooking at home, brewing beer, and spending time outside during the summer months either hiking, biking, or boating.

772 Access to Data with Nathan Sparks : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 15, 2017 01:06:02


Nathan Sparks has a background in engineering services which pivoted to Dental practice management in 2007 when he joined founder and dentist Jordan Sparks at Open Dental Software.  He is now the CEO at Open Dental and continues the tradition of adding new features at a rapid pace to best support a changing dental landscape.  Nathan lives in Salem, Oregon with his wife and identical seven year old twin sons.

771 Life is Short - Follow Your Passion! with Susan Wingrove, RDH, BS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 14, 2017 59:18


Susan Wingrove, RDH, BS, dynamic innovator, writer, International speaker, & 2016 Sunstar RDH Award of Distinction recipient. Co-designer of the Wingrove Titanium Implant Set, ACE probes, & Queen of Hearts instruments (PDT, Inc.) Susan is member of the American Dental Hygienist’s Association, International Federation of Dental Hygienists, Western Society of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration & Master Professor for Institute of Stomatology Tuscany Italy. Published author for multiple journals, Scientific Panel for ACP Clinical Practice Guidelines, as well as current textbook: Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist: Clinical Guide to Maintenance and Disease Complications, Wiley / Blackwell. Resides in Missoula MT.

770 Market Like a Pro with Colin Receveur : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 14, 2017 01:08:06


Receveur is a nationally recognized dental marketing expert, speaker, and author of several best-selling books. His latest book, "The Four Horsemen of Dentistry: Survival Strategies For the Private Practice Under Siege," is available for order for $2 special offer at


Colin Receveur is the CEO of SmartBox, a company that helps dentists thrive. Colin built his first marketing system for his Dad in 1997, who's been in private practice since 1981, so Colin is in his 20th year of helping dentists thrive.  He heads up SmartBox, the fastest growing patient attraction firm in the country with 80 full-time employees growing 100% year over year.

769 Orthodontic Residency Applications with Dr. Kaveh Baharvand DMD, MSOL : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 13, 2017 01:00:16


Kaveh Baharvand DMD, MSOL graduated in 2011 as the valedictorian from Debrecen University School of Dental Medicine in Hungary when he was only 22 years old. Thereafter, He applied for the international programs in the United States. Dr. Baharvand started his Advanced Standing Program in Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (BUGSDM) in 2012. He practiced as a general dentist in Fall River and Dorchester, Massachusetts before attending the orthodontic program at Jacksonville University. Concurrent with his orthodontic training he was enrolled in a Master Degree program in Organizational Leadership at the Davis College of Business. Dr. Baharvand is a member of various honor societies in the United States such as Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), Phi Kappa Phi (PHP), Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), and Beta Sigma Gamma (BGS). Upon graduation, he hopes to pursue opportunities in both academia and the private practice of orthodontics with his wife, Dr. Julia Kang.

768 Public Health in Dentistry with Dr. Kris Volcheck, DDS, MBA : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 13, 2017 01:15:56


In late 1999, Dr. Kris Volcheck, CEO of Brighter Way Institute, started preparations for the state's only dental clinic for the homeless. This was a solution to the problem he had found while working at the Central Arizona Shelter Services for the devastating effects homelessness can have on an individual's oral health. 


Working in collaboration with the Arizona State Office of Oral Health and the Maricopa County Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic, the CASS Dental Clinic opened to its first patient on Jan 1, 2001. In the first year, 20 volunteer dentists, 15 hygienists, and 20 dental labs provided service in the two-chair dental trailer. 


Four years later, Dr. Volcheck completed the design, secured funding, and oversaw relocation of the clinic to an eight-chair facility located on the Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix. It is presently one of the largest volunteer-driven dental clinics in the nation, providing comprehensive dental care to homeless veterans, adults and children. There are many hundreds of volunteers and dental students now working at the clinic to serve the oral health needs of the homeless community.


On March 1, 2007 the CASS Dental Program for Homeless Children on the Human Services Campus was opening. The Children's program utilized the same successful model of dental volunteers and students providing treatment to the homeless children.


In June of 2010, with funding form the Bruce and Halle Foundation, the Murphy Kids Dental Clinic was launched. The clinic served 2,200 impoverished children in the Murphy elementary school district.


On July 1st, 2014, The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation funded the opening of the Parsons Center for Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the site of the Murphy Kids Dental Clinic. The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation has continued to support the efforts to treat these uninsured children. The Center provides comprehensive care to over 15,000 impoverished, mostly Hispanic children each year.


On March 4th, 2016, in collaboration with Canyon State Academy, the Canyon State Academy Dental Center for  Foster Children was opened.


On July 1st, 2016, Brighter Way Institute was formed. This new non-profit, with Dr. Volcheck as CEO, took the 3 clinics that formerly belongs to CASS, and formed an organization that would continue to focus on treating the oral health needs of our underserved communities. 

At this time, the Brighter Way Institute is comprised of the Brighter Way Dental Center for Veterans and the Homeless (formerly CASS Dental Clinic), the Parsons Center for Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, and the Canyon State Academy Dental Center for Foster Children.

767 Dental Excellence! with Dr. Ernest S. Orphanos, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 12, 2017 01:12:05


Dr. Orphanos is a Board Certified Periodontist who has been practicing  in Boca Raton, Florida  since 1994. He limits his practice to dental implants and procedures associated with dental implants, such as extractions and bone grafts. He attended SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and then pursued his Periodontal Specialty in Boston at Tufts University, where he was exposed to some of the founding fathers of interdisciplinary care. It was there that Dr. Orphanos understood the true appreciation of dental team members to achieve the highest quality of care. Currently, he is a visiting lecturer for the Post-Graduate Department of Periodontics at Tufts University.


Dr. Orphanos currently lectures nationally and internationally on the ALL on 4 procedure and has an interesting approach to his technique, which entails facial analysis and the reversal of facial aging. His passion is dentistry and he has a love for creating presentations with some amazing graphics entailing facial morphing. When he is not practicing dentistry or working on graphics for his next presentation he can be found traveling with his wife and son who he shares every free moment with.

766 Easier, Faster, and Better with Densen B. Cao, PhD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 11, 2017 01:08:56


Densen Cao, PhD, is founder and CEO of the CAO Group, Inc. in West Jordon/UT and engages in research, development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of products in Medical, Dental, Veterinary, Forensic, and LED lighting. Since year 2000, Dr. Cao has lead the company organically grown into a global company and has created many innovative technologies and products in engaged fields to serve its global customers.

Dr. Cao is the inventor of more than 160 issued and pending patents and published more than 20 technical papers.


Dr. Cao came to United States in 1986 from China to pursue PhD degree at University of Utah. Before founding the CAO Group, Inc. in year 2000, Dr. Cao worked as Coordinator of Materials Science at Clinical Research Associated (CRA, now as CR Foundation) and Staff Engineer at Fairchild Semiconductor.


Dr. Cao holds PhD and MS degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Utah and MS and BS degrees in Electronic Engineering from Jilin University of China.


The notable technologies developed by Dr. Cao include LED dental curing lights, modern diode lasers, 360 degree beam LED lighting sources, LED forensic lights, and medicament delivery strips. Each of these technologies has made significant impact on the industry and is described below.

Dr. Cao invented LED dental curing light in year 2000 and introduced the first LED curing light to the market in 2001 with a distribution partner.  The key patent is US patent 6,331,111 which teaches fundamental methods to build an LED curing light. There are more than 30 patents issued to Dr. Cao for LED curing light to cover all features of LED curing lights. LED curing light invented by Dr. Cao has been adopted by dentistry and become a standard tool in daily practice. As today, nearly all the LED curing light manufacturers licensed the technology from Dr. Cao. The technology is estimated to save more than $6K each year for each dentist in addition to providing better care for the patients.


Dr. Cao invented 360 degree beam LED light bulbs in 2002 and setup an instrumental structure to build an efficient, 360 degree beam LED bulb to replace traditional incandescent light bulb. Dr. Cao introduced the first 360 degree beam LED to the market in 2006. The key patents are 6,465,961; 6,634,770; and 6,746,885. The structure invented by Dr. Cao is essential to use LEDs to replace traditional incandescent and HID lamps. These teachings are adopted by LED lighting industry worldwide. As known, LED light bulbs will save up to 70% of energy comparing incandescent light source. LED light bulb is a $25 billion industry as today.


Dr. Cao invented modern diode laser systems in year 2003 with features of cartridge fiber management, disposable tips, touch screen control, wireless footswitch, battery operation, and etc. The first product was introduced to the dental market in 2003 with a distribution partner. The key patents are 7,485,116; 8,337,097; 8,834,457; 8,961,040; 8,967,883.  These technologies enable the wide adoption of diode lasers in medical, dental, and veterinary fields to provide much desired patient/client care and become standards for modern diode laser products. The diode laser applications in dental, medical, and veterinary fields are more than $100 million industry as now and growing from year to year.


Dr. Cao invented the LED forensic lights in 2004. The key patents are 6,954,270; 7,252,678; and 7,267,457. The technology enables the investigators to collect evidence timely and efficiently. The products have been widely used in policy community and featured in CSI TV shows. The products have helped to solve many cases worldwide. Notable cases are Taiwan President shooting, JonBenet Ramsey, Lacy Peterson, Kobe Brian, O.J Simpson, and etc. The same principal has been used to oral cancer detection in the dentistry.


Dr. Cao and his colleagues invented advanced medicament delivery strip to deliver different medicaments to teeth surface in 2006. The technology features a flexible substrate and gelatin compound to enable patients to do the applications at anytime and anywhere. The technology was first applied to teeth whitening. The strip technology will be used for fluoride treatment, desensitizing, topical anesthetic, periodontal treatment, caries prevention, tooth remineralization, and any possible medicament delivery to oral environment.


Dr. Cao continues to work in solving critical issues in the dental and medical fields including methods to eliminate first and secondary caries, reversible cement for better bonding and de-bonding of prosthetics including orthodontic brackets, sterile endo process for 100% successful endo, better prosthetic materials for long term clinical success, advanced laser surgical procedures, laser cancer treatment, and etc. with a goal to make practitioners’ daily job Easier, Faster, and Better.

765 Learn to be a Manager with Genevieve Poppe : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 11, 2017 01:13:58


Text Townie to 22828 to schedule a call with Genevieve today!


During her 20+ years in dentistry, Ms. Poppe (pron. Poppy) has worked in almost every position within a dental practice. From dental assistant to owning and managing 7 dental practices, her experience is broad and practical.


Ms. Poppe has a unique understanding of what it takes to help dentists achieve their practice vision. She is committed to listening to, understanding, and finding solutions with her clients. Her insight for communication pitfalls and her ability to envision and implement practice growth truly set her apart.  Genevieve is a self-proclaimed customer service maniac and an enthusiastic change agent. From practice start up to practice transition, she has the skills and knowledge to implement the systems and communication skills essential to practice and team success.

764 Endodontic Therapy with Bradley H. Gettleman DDS, MS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 8, 2017 01:43:51


Dr. Gettleman earned his dental degree from the University of Missouri, in Kansas City. He finished his Master's Degree and Endodontic Residency at the University of Minnesota. He has published numerous articles of Endodontic Therapy.   He is a member of the Westside Dental Study Club (past president), American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, where he has just completed tenure as chairman of the Professional Standards Peer Review and Ethics Committee, Arizona Endodontic Association (past president), and the Arizona State Dental Association. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Endodontics and has been in private practice since 1989. 

763 Reignite Your Passion! with Dr. Peter Auster : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 7, 2017 01:07:55


Dr. Peter Auster reviewed his dental life 15 years ago and decided he wanted out. He scanned the want ads, couldn’t find an acceptable substitute and decided to rearrange his dental and physical world instead. Slowly, his dental life evolved and his goal is now to help other unhappy, unfulfilled dentists.  He was recently named a 2017 “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today Magazine. Dr. Auster has lectured from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon and recently in Kingston, Jamaica. In 2016, he completed his second term on the board of directors of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is very proud of his selection as the AACD 2015 Humanitarian of the Year and a voted member of their leadership committee.  Dr Auster is founder and past-president of the New York Affiliate of the AACD, the Greater New York Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  Dr. Auster’s series of articles in Dentistry Today is entitled “Conquering a Difficult Case”.  His October, 2015 article in "Inside Dentistry", entitled, "Cosmetic Dentistry for Patients with Bulimia“, discusses the role dentists can play in potentially saving the lives of patients with eating disorders in addition to re-vitalizing their smiles. His seminars include “How to be Thrilled in Dentistry (for the first time)? “(summarized in an October, 2015 article in Dental Economics),"Tackling Complicated Cases”and,“100 Cosmetic Products and Pearls”. He recently became a "Dawson Scholar" and received a "Concept of Complete Dentistry Award" from the Dawson Academy. Dr. Auster’s volunteer work includes 9 years of volunteer dentistry in Jamaica; Give Back a Smile; ADA Donated Dental Services, and Smiles for Life in which his office has contributed over $40,000 to children’s charities in the past 3 years. He has received a “Certificate for International Voluntary Service” from the ADA.  He has been voted a "Top Dentist in the Hudson Valley by his peers for the last 9 years. Dr. Auster is a graduate of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine. 

762 General Dentistry and Beyond! with Jay Hudson, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 7, 2017 01:03:14


Jay Hudson has been in practice for 20 years. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1993 and The University of Texas Health Science center with a DDS in 1997. He currently provides Orthodontic services to four offices in the San Antonio/Austin area and maintains a general practice in Devine Texas . Tip edge orthodontics has allowed Dr. Hudson to provide comprehensive , predictable orthodontics to pa- tients in rural areas for the past 15 years. He is married to Teri Hudson and they have four children. He played independent league baseball for 8 yrs. until injuries sidelined him. He continues to play goalie in a men's soccer league for exercise and occasionally golf. As a general dentist orthodontics has been the key in grow- ing his single Dr practice from 800,000 in 2006 to 2,000,000 in 2017.

761 Results-oriented Oral Implantology with Dr. Louie Al-Faraje : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 5, 2017 45:08


Dr. Louie Al-Faraje literally defined and authored the art of Oral Implantology. As a leading authority, he created many classifications and techniques, the standards by which oral implantology surgical procedures can be successfully performed. His name has become synonymous with results-oriented oral implantology treatments around the world.


A highly experienced clinician, educator and innovator, Dr. Louie Al-Faraje is continually advancing the protocols for oral implantology surgical treatments. His California Implant Institute in San Diego, California utilizes today’s most innovative and effective clinical solutions to create and ­maintain optimal oral health using dental implants and bone grafting procedures.


Additionally, he is a board-certified, practicing oral implantologist in San Diego California, as well as an author and educator, who presented hundreds of lectures and trained hundreds of dentists throughout the world.

Dr. Louie Al-Faraje received his medical education at Kiev Medical School/ faculty of Stomatology and followed by postdoctoral training at Loma Linda University in California.


He is the author of a bestseller textbook “Surgical Complications in Oral Implantology” published by Quintessence 2011 and available in 7 languages, “Oral Implantology Surgical Procedures Checklist” Quintessence 2012, “Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy for Oral Implantology” Quintessence 2013 and is on the editorial board of the journal of Oral Implantology (JOI).

760 Get Flossy with Caitlyn Rastetter, RDH : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 5, 2017 01:01:22


Dental Hygiene Nation was founded at West Virginia University…in the tiny apartment room of Caitlyn Rastetter, a (then) Sophomore Dental Hygiene Student. Caitlyn loved the career path she took; she was excited to follow in her sister’s footsteps as a Dental Hygienist and, like the rest of us, was proud of her love of teeth.  She started a twitter handle, @dthyproblems, as a prank and tweeted all of her classmate’s complaints and stressors of dental hygiene school.  Not only did her class love it, but it grew into a worldwide following. Her professors weren’t too happy, but Caitlyn took a risk, and boy was she glad she did. (Sorry Mrs. Funk!)  From this following, she leveraged her audience of tooth lovers and channeled her inner graphic designer and started a clothing line for all the dental freaks out there.  Then, it was fun hobby that fueled her Friday night cocktails because well… patients. Never did she think her tooth lovers would go crazy for her apparel and make it her full time job.  After being a hygienist for 6 months, Caitlyn turned full time CEO of Dental Hygiene Nation. 


There was one thing, however, that still didn’t sit right with Caitlyn… and that was the dental daily uniform… a traditional scrub.  She remembers buying scrubs the first time and was so excited to start her dental journey.  But quickly to be mistaken for a nurse everywhere she went.  Not to mention she never felt confident going to class or work.  There’s something about putting on a slick business suit she says… scrubs don’t make you feel that way, and they should. This sparked a fire inside Caitlyn that only recently began to cease when she released a comfortable, stylish line of scrubs geared for Dental Professionals: Scrubs By DHN.


Scrubs by DHN were created to conform to the dental athlete in you and have a more fitting appearance. This helps our scrub wearers look and feel more comfortable at work. The scrubs are curved to flatter all female body types, which is much more feminine than the traditional, unisex scrub. The top includes a chest pocket, which is decorated with a gold tooth; which will forego the everyday question of ‘are you a nurse?’ The scrub pants are soft and semi fitted with a yoga band and again, unlike traditional scrubs, do not include pockets or slits in them. These are also decorated with a gold tooth on the hip. Both the top and bottom are made from 100% Polyester, which mean absolutely no wrinkling and much more stretch. The scrub material is also water-wicking, an imperative detail when it comes to cleaning teeth. They are offered in black, charcoal and blue.


Aside from Scrubs by DHN, DHN also offers an assortment of Dental-Themed accessories from hats, phone cases, drink wear, stickers, and patches. Caitlyn is determined to change the look of dentistry and prides herself on creating stylish clothing, made for Dental Professionals by Dental Professionals.  “Be proud of what you do, dental babe!”

759 The Minimally Invasive Edge with Mrs. Marie-Laure Pochon, CEO : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 4, 2017 48:10


Mrs. Marie-Laure Pochon serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of ACTEON Group. Mrs. Pochon is an engineer in Physics & Chemistry and then she was graduated from a MBA (HEC).


She began her career in the Pharmaceutical Industry in large American companies: Merck & Co (12 years) and then Pfizer (5 years). On this period, she held increasing positions in Marketing and Sales and as of the early 90s” was in charge of large Business Units with more than 50 M€. Then she moved to medium size European pharma companies where she was in charge the French affiliate and then swiftly from the European commercial operations. Her last position in the pharma industry was to serve as Executive Vice-President of Lundbeck with responsibility over worldwide commercial operations.


In 2012, she then decided to move to the MedTech domain in order to make more impact on the health and lives of the patients. Since this date, she has been involved in a significant number of companies: starting in GN Store Nord one of the worldwide leader in the hearing aid industry, in a couple of companies where she serves as Independent Director and now as President & CEO of Acteon Group.

758 Planet DDS with Erick Giesecke CEO, Pres. Blake Rice, and Orest Bauer DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jul 1, 2017 40:30


When Planet DDS was founded over a decade ago, the word “cloud” brought to mind bad weather, not a revolutionary technology infrastructure that enables file access from anywhere. So when our founder and his team of visionaries came together in 2004 to write the first cloud-based practice management software for dental practices, they were way ahead of the curve.


Our founding team had over 150 years of combined experience in dental practice management technology. They united behind a simple vision: to offer a better alternative to cumbersome desktop-based practice management software. Their goal: to help dentists run their practices so that dentists could focus on what matters most—patient care.


From its humble beginnings in a rented apartment in Costa Mesa, California and a small base of early adopters, Planet DDS has grown to serve thousands of dental professionals across the country. Our long tenure as pioneers in the cloud has informed refinements to our software every step of the way, leading to the highly functional tool our users enjoy today.

757 Education After Dental School with Nicholas Roy, DMD, FAGD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 30, 2017 01:06:21


Nicholas K. Roy, DMD, FAGD graduated from University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 2007 and participated in an AEGD at the VCU school of dentistry the following year.   Returning to his home state of Maine, he began his journey in the field of organized dentistry, with a focus on continuing education. 


He is a member of the all levels of the ADA, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, a board member and president-elect of the Maine Academy of General Dentistry, past president of his local chapter of the ADA, and current president of the New England MasterTrack Program. 


With over 1,000 hours of CE, Dr. Roy is committed to perfecting his craft and sharing this knowledge with the dental community.  He has a particular passion for adhesive dentistry and hopes to help steer the profession down a road where quality adhesive dentistry is the standard. 


During today’s episode, Dr. Roy hopes to share his passion for Continuing Education, focusing on opportunities through the AGD, specifically Master Track Programs through the AGD.  In addition, he would like to share ideas with Howard on how a young dentist can advance in their career through continuing education.

756 Hope, Growth, and Abundance with Bonnie Hixson : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 29, 2017 01:05:26


Bonnie Hixson Is the Founder & Publisher of The Progressive Dentist Magazine and Network.


She is dedicated to helping strong clinicians and dental professionals build successful businesses where the best dental care can be delivered. Bonnie works closely with many of the most knowledgeable and respected dental and business experts to bring their messages to dental practices throughout the US and Canada. She thrives on helping teams define their purpose, enhance the overall patient experience, improve practice profitability and live a life they love.

755 Building Trust and Making Smiles with Jonathan Abenaim, DMD, DICOI : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 29, 2017 01:01:15


Dr. Jonathan Abenaim is the owner of Jonathan Dental Spa and The Smile Syllabus Institute in Hawthorne, NJ. Dr. Abenaim graduated from University of Pennsylvania and did advanced implant prosthodontics residency at Nova Southeastern University and Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic in Palm Beach Florida. He is in the top 5% of elite cosmetic dentists in the United States to execute both surgical and cosmetic portions of implant dentistry. Dr. Abenaim is also a clinical instructor at NYU in the department of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Abenaim is passionate about staying current and progressive in modern dentistry. With his passion, skill, and love of both learning and teaching, Dr. Abenaim opened The Smile Syllabus Institute in 2016 and is educating leaders in dentistry with continued education. Out of the office, Dr. Abenaim spends most of his time with his four beautiful children and wonderful wife.


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754 Mastering Aesthetics with Dr. Larry Rosenthal : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 28, 2017 01:04:39


Dr. Larry Rosenthal believes that improving his patients smiles through “conservative cosmetic dental techniques,” has a positive and powerful impact on their overall appearance and self con dence. He completed his residency at Monte ore hospital and Graduated from New York University. Dr. Rosenthal is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In the 1980’s Dr Rosenthal developed the procedure called the “Smile Lift” which patient’s from around the world visit his dental of ce to experience.


In his new book OPEN WIDE(R): A Guide to Smile and Facial Aesthetics to Enhance Your Con dence, Appearance, and Overall Health, Dr. Larry Rosenthal breaks down the myths, deceptions, and misconceptions about dental care and empowers you to take charge of your smile and the lifelong health you’ve always wanted and needed.


He is Director of the Aesthetic Hands on Continuum at The Rosenthal Institute at New York University. Expounding his philosophies, experience and expertise in aesthetic dentistry extensively Dr. Rosenthal lectures, publishes, and teaches throughout the country. Pro led on television, radio and in many leading publications such as Vogue, Town & Country, W, Elle, Glamour, Forbes, The New York Times and the Wall street Journal he spreads the word about his excitement for aesthetic dentistry and the powerful impact it can have on his patients lives.


In honor of Dr. Rosenthal, The Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry is the nation’s rst comprehensive program to train dentists in the burgeoning eld of aesthetic dentistry. This 9,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, houses 15 treatment areas, a 52-seat amphitheater, a conference room with remote broadcast capabilities and a large laboratory with a demonstration area. A separate entrance on First Avenue between 24th and 25th Streets opens onto a beautiful lobby leading to an elegant, wood-paneled reception area. The Rosenthal Institute provides a coordinated approach to the study of aesthetic dentistry. Dr Rosenthal is also the Recipient of the Dr. Harry Strusser Memorial award for distinguished contribution to public health.

753 Startup Gone Viral! with Dr. Ashley Joves : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 27, 2017 01:01:42


Dr. Ashley Joves was born in Marysville, OH and moved to the Bay Area, CA at the age of 4.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychobiology from UC Davis in 2004 and spent one year working in a dental practice before she left for dental school in 2005.  It was always a dream of hers to live in Manhattan, so she knew that NYU College of Dentistry would be her top choice.  It was then that Dr. Ashley truly fell in love with food, culture and the arts.  She graduated from NYUCD in 2009 and completed a one-year general practice residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, just outside Philadelphia, PA.  She received extensive training in all areas of general dentistry and learned more in that year than all the years of dental school combined.  She has worked in several private practices, from east coast to west coast, and has seen the good, the bad and the ugly in practice and patient management.  Dr. Ashley has always been a dreamer, but it took her this long (8 years to be exact) to finally act on her dreams.  Last month, she announced via FB Live that she was officially doing a start-up, and that she was not going to “let fear and uncertainty” hold her back anymore.  That post went viral and has been viewed almost 10,000 times.  Dr. Ashley is documenting her startup journey all in real-time on Facebook and Instagram.  She hopes that her journey can provide value to anyone thinking about doing a startup, in this day in age where everyone thinks it’s business suicide, especially with the amount of student debt dentists are faced with.  She is a mom to two young boys, ages 2 and 3, and hopes to inspire more women to take the leap into practice ownership!

752 Get New Customers! with Joy Gendusa : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 27, 2017 55:19


Download the ULTIMATE dental marketing kit at It's a behemoth 30-page report that includes an exhaustive marketing checklist and the case studies Joy mentions on this podcast (and more!) — a must if you're serious about growing your practice.


And as a bonus gift to Dentistry Uncensored listens, you can download a FREE ebook version of Joy's book, The Ultimate Postcard Success Manual, at


Joy Gendusa is an entrepreneur, business owner, author, established speaker and philanthropist. She is the Founder and CEO of PostcardMania, a marketing company specializing in lead generation for small to large-sized businesses. PostcardMania has been named to the Inc. 500 and the Inc. 5000 lists and has worked with 73,792 small business owners including 5,106 dentists. Joy has been featured in Dental Economics every month since 2015, as well as Business Insider, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine and more as a marketing educator and expert.


With only a phone, a computer and postcards, Joy grew PostcardMania from a startup into an industry leader. Today, PostcardMania generates more than $49 million in annual revenue and employs more than 210 people in the Tampa Bay, FL area.

751 MORE on Dental Implants with Dr. Irfan Atcha, DDS, DICOI : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 24, 2017 01:05:09


Dr. Irfan Atcha Graduated in 1996 from UIC college of Dentistry. Dr. Atcha has been in private practice in Chicago, IL since 1996. He is licensed to practice in IL, FL and CA. His practiced is focused on Dental implants, bone grafting, cosmetic dentistry and sedation dentistry. He has performed over 1000 arches surgically and prosthetically of All-on-4/5/6 Teeth-In-a-Day, TeethXpress full arch dental implant cases. He is trained and certified to perform IV sedation of the ultra high fear patients for their comfort. Dr. Atcha has conducted lectures and hand-on courses for Nobel Biocare and BioHorizons in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015. He is a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist and has been awarded first place for a table clinic award at the ICOI for the immediate loading of Zygoma implants. He has published several articles on Full arch All-on-4 dental implant concept with guided and skilled approach. Dr. Atcha is a member of ADA, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, ICOI, and America Society of Dental Anesthesiology. Him and his wife love to travel, spend time with family and fitness.

750 Return on Hygiene with Rachel Wall, RDH, BS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 23, 2017 01:07:33


As founder of Inspired Hygiene, Rachel and the Inspired Hygiene team inspire dental teams to elevate their hygiene services and systems while increasing profitability. Drawing from her 25 years of experience as a clinical hygienist and hygiene profitability coach, Rachel delivers to-the-point articles and speaking programs. She has spoken for numerous organizations, including the Yankee Dental Congress, ADA and the Hinman. She received the 2012 Dental Excellence Award from for “Most Effective Dental Hygienist Educator” and was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry in 2013 by Dental Products Report magazine.  She can be reached by email at or by phone at 704-541-0995

749 Treatment Plan Like A Pro with Melissa Herbinko : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 22, 2017 01:03:34


Melissa Herbinko, a.k.a “Mel” began her dental career working as a dental assistant and joined Dr. John Grady’s practice in 1992. Over the last 26 years  the practice has grown into a three doctor practice known as GKG Ortho, Mel works along with Dr. Dan Kastner & Dr. Matthew Gornick too,  she was an orthodontic assistant, and in 2013 she took on the role of Professional Relations Coordinator.

Mel is outgoing, energetic, and enthusiastic personality and commitment to the practice success makes her the ideal person for this position! She is highly involved in creating and building strong relationships with our referring dentists and their staff. Mel creates the fun contests that are held in our office, and makes visits to the local schools, helping to educate the students on the importance of excellent oral health. She participates in community sponsored events, answering our neighbors' questions about orthodontic care and promoting the benefits of orthodontic treatment. She also runs the referral marketing program in the practice and coordinates our Make-A-Wish® fundraising events.

748 Dental Tips & Tech. with Dr. Christopher Hoffpauir : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 22, 2017 01:25:10


Life began for Christopher Hoffpauir in Lafayette, Louisiana. Poor experiences at the dentist led him to a path of dental phobia. In 2002, a severe dental infection changed his life. Seeing first hand what a difference proper dental care can make in someone’s life, Chris decided to go back to school in pursuit of a degree in dentistry. Returning to school at 30 years of age, he was not the typical student. Years of work experience in various fields gave him a different perspective than that of most students. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Houston Clear Lake with a BS in Biology with a focus on Molecular and Cellular studies , and his DDS from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in 2012. In 2013, Dr. Hoffpauir opened a new start up practice in Alvin, Tx where he continues to practice today. Dr. Hoffpauir has a special interest in utilizing the latest technology to offer the best possible care to patients, with a focus on helping patients with dental phobia overcome their fears.

747 Get em’ on the Schedule with Keith English : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 21, 2017 56:12


Keith English is the CEO and founder of LocalMed. Founded in 2013 LocalMed’s mission is to provide accurate real time scheduling for dental patients. LocalMed currently supports over 1500 offices in the US scheduling tens of thousands of patients a month. When not trying to help dental offices grow their practice and provide a better patient experience Keith enjoys fishing, golfing and reading. His wife of 10 years, Josie, and their 2 children, Bryce and Grace, split time between Baton Rouge and Florida.

746 Legal Up-close and Personal with Stuart J. Oberman : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 20, 2017 01:16:35


Stuart J. Oberman is the founder and President of Oberman Law Firm. Mr. Oberman graduated from Urbana University, and received his law degree from John Marshall Law School. Mr. Oberman has been practicing law for over 24 years, and before going in to private practice, Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 Company.


Mr. Oberman represents dental clients through the United States in a wide range of areas, including mergers & acquisitions, partnership agreements, commercial real estate, entity formation, employment law, commercial leasing, intellectual property, and HIPAA/OSHA compliance.


Mr. Oberman is a frequent lecturer and has published articles in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, he recently received, for the third year in a row, the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award, which is based on client review ratings in the categories of communications ability, responsiveness and quality of service. Less than 1% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on and have been accorded this honor of distinction.

745 MBA Success Secrets with Demetrios Brooks, MBA : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 20, 2017 01:01:38


Demetrios earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Business Management and further pursued his Master's in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Strayer University.  During his tenure at Strayer University, he was nominated as the Head of Student Advisory Board from the faculty and staff for the Graduate and Undergraduate Chapter.  He has received his Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) Certification.  Known for his professionalism; his eagerness to build long-term relationships and create client oriented solution, Demetrios is always seeking to find a win-win situation.


Demetrios is a Dental Business Management Systems consultant that assist dentist in developing their practice and improving their bottom line.  He works directly with some of the largest banks in the nation that control of over $3.7 Billion Dollars in dental practice assets and expansion funding.

In 2014, Demetrios became the Chief Operating Officer of GMAX Dental Services Network.  He works directly with Group Practices, Solo Practitioner's, MSO's, and DSO's.  Since then, they have have placed over 127 different companies and over 9000 keywords on the first page of Google.  GMAX is also a Google Certified AdWords Partner.  GMAX, also known as Google Max Marketing, has an A+ Rating with the BBB since 2012. 

Demetrios believes one of the paradigm shifts in dentistry is having a turn-key Dental Assisting programs that operate inside a dental office during non-clinical hours.   He works with practices across the nation in providing the opportunity for the doctors to make a positive difference in their communities and creating passive income while still providing quality care.

744 Implant Pathway Podcast : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 19, 2017 01:23:44


Howard sat down with some of the Implant Pathway Faculty: Justin Moody DDS, Matt Nehl DDS, Jeff Martin DDS, Jumoke Adedoyin DDS, and Mike Freimuth DDS for a fun, fact-filled episode of Dentistry Uncensored!

743 Getting to YES! with Dr. Paul Homoly, CSP : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 19, 2017 01:17:37


Dr. Paul Homoly, CSP, is a world-class leader in dental education. As a comprehensive, restorative dentist and acclaimed educator for over thirty years, he is known for his innovative and practical approach to dentistry.

Paul is president of Homoly Communications Institute, a resource for personal, professional, and practice-building skills. Paul authored the highly regarded books, Dentists: An Endangered Species, Isn’t It Wonderful When Patients Say Yes!, Making it Easy for Patients to Say “Yes”,  Just Because You’re an Expert…Doesn’t Make You Interesting and Case Acceptance for Everyday Dentistry. Paul also co-created the iTunes app DDS GP YES.

He provides seminars, workshops and consultations on the topics of dental case acceptance, practice development, key opinion leadership, speaking, and practice management. Paul is an active author contributing to dental journals world-wide.


Dr. Paul Homoly graduated from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1975. He served for two years as a Naval dental officer at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina. Following this he practiced restorative dentistry for 20 years in Charlotte, North Carolina. During that time he had seven university affiliations and received numerous awards and honors for his service in dental associations and private teaching institutes.


During the last half of his clinical career, Paul expanded his work as a consultant and trainer, and since 1986 he has coached dentists, team members, dental laboratory technicians and owners, salespeople, consultants, academicians, and key opinion leaders.

Paul retired from clinical practice in 1995 and now devotes his full time focus to training, coaching, consulting and authoring. Paul is a member of the American Dental Association and is licensed to practice dentistry in the state of North Carolina. Today Paul is regarded as one of the top communication coaches, consultants, and speakers in dentistry.

Paul holds the highest earned designation in professional speaking – Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – from the National Speakers Association. Fewer than ten percent of professional speakers are distinguished at the CSP level. He is the first and only dentist in the world to earn this designation. Visit to learn why the CSP designation is important.

742 “If I were to offer you this position, what are you hoping for?” with Deb Roberge : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 17, 2017 01:15:50


Deb Roberge has held almost every position in the dental profession other than that of a dentist.  She began her dental career shortly after high school in 1963. Her interest in dentistry was something she had considered for years.  Her hopes were to someday graduate from dental school, but it just wasn’t in the cards for her yet with it all, she has accomplished quite a bit.  Deb still has an interesting story to tell and has had quite a journey to share.


She enrolled in a dental assisting program and upon completion, happily jumped right “in the trenches” as a dental assistant on Long Island and New York City where she quickly progressed to the business office.  Deb relocated several times; to Arizona, Washington state, and then back to Arizona.  Upon moving to Arizona in 1985, Deb purchased a Crown and Bridge Lab.  This is where her exposure to the daily challenges that many of her dental practices were facing came to light. Deb wanted desperately to help and find some of the answers to the struggles particularly with hiring, integrating team members and of course the huge turn-over that seemed so prevalent in our industry.


Over the years, she served in a large number of practices as a coach and advisor.  It was during her tenure working with a consulting group in Phoenix that she perceived a critical need for a new kind of placement service.  So many doctors with which she interfaced expressed their frustration with both the service provided by existing staffing agencies, and their own failed efforts to acquire and integrate the best team members.  Deb’s prior interaction with teams along with recognizing the challenges between the employer and employees, became her motivation to make a difference in this critical area of practice management.


In 1997 in Phoenix, Deb created a dental-only placement agency with an innovative business model.  Within 5 years, she had provided placement assistance for over 800 practices, and had personally interviewed over 3,000 job seekers.  She sold her initial business in 2003, and then expanded her concept into a national franchise system with 8 locations across the country by 2009.  It was a thrill for her to see how far her efforts took her, but traveling and very little time for herself or her family, led her to sell the entire franchise system and move on.  Over the years that followed she placed personnel remotely for dentists across the country and enjoyed the interaction.  This service grew with no advertising at all, strictly word of mouth from dentist to dentist. They would call and she couldn’t say “no”.


Having had the opportunity to work with many specialists (especially periodontists), Deb observed (and heard from doctors and their teams) that existing practice management software systems simply fail to address many of their most important business needs. So about 2 years ago, she assembled a team of crack software developers to create a game-changing cloud based system for periodontal practices that provides advanced but user-friendly technical capabilities that go well beyond what existing PMS systems currently offer.  OurPerioTeam has been in beta testing, and is now ready for deployment to the market. “Staying close to teams within the specialty areas is rewarding and so very necessary” says Deb.  She is so grateful and appreciative to all the periodontists and their teams for all the feedback and suggestions they have offered.  She says they will continue to listen and develop whatever they can to assist periodontists and their teams to be more efficient for them as well as their referring dentists.

741 ZenSupplies with Tiger Safarov : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 17, 2017 01:03:52


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Tiger’s journey in America began when he emigrated from his home country of Russia to the United States in 2005. At the start, Tiger began learning English while driving to work and singing along to Frank Sinatra. With a strong drive to succeed, he started in his early years working multiple jobs during the day and attending night classes at the local community college. A few years later in 2007, at the age of 22, Tiger founded Siegel Construction while pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Over the years, Siegel Construction became one of the premier dental and medical design-build firms in Chicago with the aspiration to continue growing throughout the Midwest. 

In early 2015, Tiger successfully transitioned from Siegel Construction and today the company continues to thrive and achieve big goals. An entrepreneur at heart, Tiger is currently developing another startup called ZenSupplies

Beyond his business, Tiger loves spending his free time with his family, traveling and interviewing doctors and dental industry professionals for his YouTube show called “Dentistry Unveiled”. Adventurer, world travel, and marathon runner, Tiger is always on the go. But when he finds a minute to kick back and relax, you can always find him wearing his favorite jersey cheering for his Blackhawks. Go Hawks!

740 Practice Like a CEO with Rohit Garg : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 17, 2017 01:09:37


Rohit Garg is one of the co-founders of Practice by Numbers alongside his wife, Dr. Aditi Agarwal, DMD (Boston University). They have created multiple start-up practices in the Seattle area. They used the experience gained in creating and running dental start-up practices into the development of Practice by Numbers. Practice by numbers now actively used in 100s of practices across United States and has a very loyal following on DentalTown. 


Before running Practice by Numbers, Rohit worked as the Director of Clinical Research for Philips Heathcare.  Rohit earned a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. Rohit has filed over 15 patents with 6 granted.

739 Conquering Your Adversities with Kenneth J. Polke, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 16, 2017 01:06:58


Dr. Ken Polke  grew up in a tough neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio  known as Collingwood, the same neighborhood depicted in the true story and movie “KILL THE IRISHMAN”…..set back in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  This neighborhood would later come to be known as Bomb City, USA.  because of the Mafia war car bombings and racial riots.  Dr. Polke saw people all around him struggling and at times even dying.   Ken watched his working class parents literally work their fingers to the bone to provide for him and his three siblings.  And he watched neighborhood kids turn to a life of crime so they could possess fancy cars and beautiful women.


At times the lure of organized crime appealed to Ken as well but with the support of his loving parents, a Catholic school education, and a belief in his own athletic abilities Ken learned how to “CONQUER HIS OWN ADVERSITIES” and make a successful life for himself.   Dr. Polke did this first by playing professional football with the Miami Dolphins and then with the Cleveland Browns and then by owning a successful dental practice both in Ohio and then in Colorado. Today Dr. Polke has returned home to Cleveland ,Ohio to give back to his community much like LeBron James has returned home  to Cleveland.   Dr. Polke’s storyline has caused some Hollywood interest already and who knows we may see Tom Selleck playing the role of Dr. Kenneth J Polke on the BIG SCREEN. “CONQUERING YOUR ADVERSITIES” makes the movie “RUDY” seem like a fairy tale.

738 Engaging Social Media with Rachel Mele : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 15, 2017 01:09:12


Rachel Mele is a dental executive, speaker and author. Rachel started her career in dentistry as a practice management consultant traveling to dental practices across the world. She has helped thousands of dentists get and keep patients by improving their online marketing and social media presence.


Rachel holds a degree from the University
of Hartford, is Distinguished Toastmaster, a member of the National Speakers Association, and sits on the board for the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.


Rachel has lectured for more than a decade at dental conferences across the globe including the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and for many dental companies including Align Technology, Dentsply Sirona, and Straumann.


Today, Rachel runs the healthcare division for Vennli, a voice of the customer platform. Rachel has helped strategically grow Henry Schein, SunStar, Convergent Dental, Heraeus Kulzer and many others.

737 “I’m Baaack” - Dr. Anne L. Koch : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 13, 2017 01:43:24


Dr. Anne L. Koch received both her DMD and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania.  She is also the founder and past Director of the Postdoctoral Program in Endodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Following her clinical and academic career, Annie created her own successful technology and development company, Real World Endo, of which she was CEO and President. Although Dr. Koch is no longer actively involved with Real World Endo, her passion still burns brightly.  Women’s issues in dental medicine and diversity challenges (as a whole) are key points of interest.  Accordingly Dr. Koch is very involved with Women’s Issues in organized dentistry, as well as maintaining a Faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Koch also maintains a position as a Senior Fellow with Penn Medicine.

736 Oral Systemic Health with Dr. Chris Kammer and Dr. Jacqueline Russo : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 13, 2017 01:06:28


Jacqueline Russo:

Jacqueline Russo began her journey in healthcare as a registered nurse and ultimately became a dentist and enjoyed a private practice in FL for 15 years.    After having health issues of her own which caused her to retire early in her career as a dentist, she became disillusioned by the mainstream medical approach of treating symptoms and not cause of disease.

She became a voracious student of all things “alternative” like nutrition, supplementation, genetics and stress management.  As her own health improved, she began coaching clients, and noticed that those with periodontal issues had more difficulties returning to overall health.  Then she met Chris Kammer at the inaugural meeting of AAOSH in Madison WI and all the pieces started fitting together.  She now is a board member for AAOSH, continues her pursuit of knowledge in integrative medicine and is passionate about sharing the mission of AAOSH and elevating the profession of dentistry so we can save lives!


Chris Kammer:

For more than 20 years, Dr. Chris Kammer has been at the forefront of emerging technologies and ideas in dentistry, and has become one of America’s most active advocates for the "oral systemic" approach for disease prevention. He's the founding father of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH). This organization has partnered with the world class medical experts from the Cleveland Clinic to educate physicians and dental teams on the critical significance of how the health of the mouth impacts the health of the body. His work with the oral systemic approach has helped many dental teams and their patients gain increased resistance to chronic disease, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some types of cancer, and Alzheimer’s, as well as pre-term birth, and obesity.

Dr. Kammer was one of the first clinicians in America to develop a protocol for disease prevention with the oral systemic approach, using his comprehensive “Gums of Steel” program. He has helped bring the practice of oral systemics from its early philosophical stage to its current widespread recognition as an important healing approach that integrates medicine and dentistry and has the studies and results to back it up.

Dr. Kammer’s work has been presented at numerous dental conferences, conventions, and seminars, and has been published in leading dental journals. He has also been a chief dental consultant for Reader’s Digest, and has been quoted in many publications including USA Today, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Woman’s Day. He was featured on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer as their Person of the Week. He has also appeared widely on national television and radio programs including The Today show, Fox and Friends, CBS MarketWatch, CNN, NPR, Montel Williams, and even Late Night with David Letterman and American Idol.

735 Radiology Update with Dr. Tara Zahedi : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 11, 2017 01:05:13


Dr. Taraneh Maghsoodi-Zahedi received her Bachelor’s of Art degree from Azad University in Iran in 1992.  Then she moved to Unite States in 1995. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from UTSA   in 2000.  She received her DDS in 2006 from university of Texas health science center San Antonio (UTHSCSA). Following graduation, she continued her education in maxillofacial radiology program at (UTHSCSA) where she received her certificate on December 2009 and Master of Science degree. She has been engaged in patient care as the Chief Maxillofacial radiologist at nationally recognized imaging center 360imaging since then. In 2010 she has joined the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio as assistant professor in Periodontics department. She received her Board Certification from American Academy of Maxillofacial Radiology in 2010 . She has maintained private practice and academics since 2009.


She has published articles in deferent areas of radiology.  She has delivered presentations nationally on 3D imaging, radiographic interpretation and technical skills. She has been engaged in multiple areas of patient care, such as evaluation of pathology, trauma, TMJ, implant surgery , maxillofacial reconstruction, Craniofacial syndromes…etc.

734 Orthodontic Jaw Wiring with Teddy Rothstein, DDS, PhD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 9, 2017 01:04:20


Having practiced every phase of Orthodontic-Orthopedics for thirty-seven years, I moved from Brooklyn, NY to Portland, OR in August ’16 where on Dec. 16, 2017 I petitioned the OR Board of Dentisty to sanction OJW for Dental Professionals. I await their decision. I teach OJW in many venues.

I invented the appliance and developed the protocol for providing OJW: Weight-control. I provide OJW in Brooklyn NY. I have treated 200 patients most of whom come from everywhere in the United States simply because I am the sole provider. My dedicated OJW website is: See Ted Rothstein DDS to view some of the videos I posted on providing the OJW service.

733 Lessons from Brazil with Dr. Eduardo Ricco : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 8, 2017 01:05:27


"Dr Eduardo Ricco, graduated at Universidade de São Paulo (USP) in 1990, just in the middle of a political/economical crisis and impeachment proccess of brazilian president Collor, just the same as last year with ex-president Dilma and between , not more than little gaps of prosperity in Brasil,gaps of opportunity which he took , as his country opened his market, he took part in an experience with network marketing, where he met Zig Ziglar, Covey, Tony Robbins, from whom he become partner, bringing his practice management group - Fortune to Brazil. He also brought his dental mentor and  hero, Dr Howard Farran to Brasil for a Seminar at APCD São Paulo and DentalTown launching the website and magazine. 


He went to learn ortho, occlussion at Hospital Reabilitação Anomalias Cranio-faciais - Centrinho Bauru and implantology at Escola de Aperfeiçoamento Profissional da Associação Paulista de Cirurgiões Dentistas (EAP-APCD).


He is also  a member at APCD , that promotes yearly an international congress CIOSP , where he was president of one of its Regional and nowadays he is member of Conselho Deliberativo (house of delegates).


Last years, Dr Ricco was collaborating with his community as Health and Dental Director in the public service.


But his secret is his beautiful family 3 children, Luiza, Ana Lia, Dado and his wife Monica.

732 Refer Like a Pro with Josh Johnson, DDS, MS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 7, 2017 01:06:33


Dr. Josh Johnson is a practicing orthodontist in Spokane, WA where he started a successful orthodontic practice from ground zero in 2006, just before the great recession.  A native of the Midwest, he attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry, graduating in the top 5% of his dental class.  He is a member of the dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon.  After dental school Dr. Johnson completed his orthodontic specialty training at the University of Michigan where he received a Master of Science degree prior to moving to Spokane to practice.    


Dr. Johnson is married to a practicing general dentist, Dr. Lissa Johnson.  They have two terrific boys that enjoy sports of all kinds and being active outdoors.  In his spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys reading, triathlon, and playing golf.

731 Reducing Dependence on Dental Insurance with Jordon Comstock : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 7, 2017 01:01:06


Jordon Comstock is a tech entrepreneur and has been in dentistry for over 10 years. He start- ed his career managing and growing Salt Lake Dental Lab with his Dad, Grandpa and twin brother. During his time at the lab he was involved in the crown and bridge department and then later moved to the sales and marketing department. Jordon studied web development and marketing at The Art Institute of Salt Lake City. He is now the Founder and CEO of BoomCloud and a co-host on the Navigating Dental Insurance Podcast ( He has been featured on many other podcasts, and He started the company because he was working with so many dentists who were struggling with insurance and wanted to help dentists thrive. BoomCloud exists to help dentists reduce their dependance on dental insurance and helps practices create, organize and automate an in-house membership program and generate recurring revenue.


FREE Resources:
Free Dental Membership Ebook:

Text BoomCloud to 33222: Get access to Jordon & his team’s schedule to book a live demo of BoomCloud

Free Webinar course with Dr. Chris Phelps and Jordon Comstock:

730 Don’t get Embezzled! with Bryant Truitt, MBA, CCS, CFE : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 7, 2017 58:36


Certified Fraud Examiner Bryant Truitt’s presentations draw from over 20 years of dental experience investigating and correcting profitability and compliance vulnerabilities and helping to protect from future loss.   Bryant is CEO of Brytan & Associates, a professional team of investigative experts and certified dental coders, who work with owners of private pay, Medicaid, and Medicare dental practices in the USA and Canada.  Bryant’s programs focus on reducing vulnerability, identifying profitability problems caused by internal and external actions and missteps, and how to provide accurate due diligence necessary to grow and continue to provide the highest levels of standard and patient care.

729 Dental Practice Success with Seth Gibree, DMD, FAGD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 3, 2017 01:05:29


Dr. Seth Gibree has been practicing dentistry for more than 15 years. A key opinion leader and industry expert, he has experience in growth, operations, building relationships, leading change and organizational development. He is currently a supported dentist with Heartland Dental and also serves as a Clinical Director for the company. Dr. Gibree’s values are rooted in faith, family, community, along with industry and society betterment. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Dentaltown Magazine and is actively involved with numerous children’s charities. An avid reader and former Ironman triathlete, he enjoys sports and is a HUGE fan of the Boston professional teams and current Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. Dr. Gibree is a husband of almost 19 years and has two sons. His family is involved in their church, missions and fundraising for pediatric cancer organizations.

728 Late Night at Townie Meeting 2017 : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 2, 2017 01:28:07


This episode of Dentistry Uncensored is a little different. There’s no guest on this show; instead, you will hear Howard’s speech at this year’s 15th Annual Townie Meeting in Las Vegas!   Vegas has been a blast, but we decided to switch things up next year and will be hosting the 2018 16th Annual Townie meeting in Orlando, Florida    Exclusive registration opening pricing available June 1st – 30th Visit to learn more and register!  

727 The BISCO Story with Dr. Byoung Suh : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 1, 2017 01:25:45


Dr. Byoung Suh is the Founder and President of Bisco Dental Products, Inc. which Is located in Schaumburg, Illinois. With his background in research and chemistry, his focus at Bisco is on dental materials research and product development. He has over 30 patents and 19 patents pending, and has published more than 30 articles and 80 abstracts. Dr. Suh has become a well-known and sought-after lecturer and teacher lecturing extensively in the US and Canada, as well as in over 40 countries internationally. He has given more than 250 lectures and presentations at various dental associations and research conventions around the world.

726 Dental Updates with Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 1, 2017 01:14:28


Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC), Chief Executive Officer of Clinicians Report Foundation (CR), and a Practicing Prosthodontist in Provo, Utah.


Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit CLINICIANS REPORT FOUNDATION (previously named 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; and two honorary doctorates.


Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado dental schools and taught at the University of Washington. 


Currently, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah, School of Dentistry.  Gordon has presented thousands of hours of continuing education globally, made hundreds of educational videos used throughout the world, and published widely. 


Gordon and Rella's sons are both dentists.  William is a prosthodontist, and Michael is a general dentist.  Their daughter, Carlene, is a teacher.


He is a member of numerous professional organizations.

725 Tongue-Ties and Missions with Richard Baxter, DMD, MS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Jun 1, 2017 01:11:47


Dr. Baxter attended Vanderbilt University for his undergraduate studies and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry where he graduated at the top of his class and was inducted into OKU, the national dental honor society. He attended the residency program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital / The Ohio State University, one of the nation’s top-ranked pediatric hospitals and busiest pediatric dentistry clinics. Dr. Baxter is a Board Certified pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. After graduating from residency, he opened his own practice in Birmingham, AL, Shelby Pediatric Dentistry. His practice has grown quickly, and he was recently named the Small Business of the Year in his county in addition to Healthcare Professional of the Year. Dr. Baxter enjoys spending time with his wife, who is a nurse practitioner but is currently home with their twin 2-year-old girls, Hannah and Noelle. They both have a passion for using medical and dental skills for local and global missions.

724 Excellence in Dentistry with Dr. Kianor Shah : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 31, 2017 01:08:48


Dr. Kianor Shah is a 36-year-old practicing Dentist and an Entrepreneur from Palm Springs, CA. As a traveling and temporary healthcare provider, Dr. Shah has practiced in more than 300 offices. As a businessman, Dr. Shah has built numerous co-brand, private label, and Peer-to-Peer partnerships in the Healthcare Industry. Dr. Shah is a seasoned educator in clinical topics of Head and Neck Anatomy, Biophysics, Surgical Extractions, and Oral Implantology. Dr. Shah addresses domestic and international financial executives annually with Healthcare Industry forecasts and advises Financial Technology companies. Dr. Shah completed his undergraduate studies at Western Illinois University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 2000. Dr. Shah graduated in 2006 with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Southern Illinois University. He has finished an M.B.A. at Brandman University in International Business in 2016. His participation as a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Fellow of the California Implant Institute, and Fellow of the International Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics has culminated in his Mastership and Diplomate status of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Shah has been in various roles as an Inventor, founder, owner, Chairperson, CEO, President, Managing Director, Partner, Associate, and Consultant for a variety of domestic and international related business matters. In addition to his expertise practicing General Dentistry, Dr. Shah practices in the fields Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics, Pedodontics, Orthodontics, and Oral Surgery. Dr. Shah reads, writes, and speaks English, German, and the Farsi languages. Says Dr. Shah, “A dentist is a lifetime professional commitment. Part artist, part architect, part entrepreneur, part physicist, part surgeon, part businessman, part therapist, and part community friend.” Dr. Shah enjoys world travel, public speaking, studying and researching historical events, and participating in sports including soccer, table tennis, and fitness.

723 Buying and Selling a Dental Practice with David S. Cohen : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 30, 2017 01:06:14


David Cohen, owner of Cohen Law Firm, PLLC, specializes in helping dentists and specialists with their legal business transactional needs, including practice purchases, sales, partnerships, associateships and business structuring and formation. He speaks extensively to dental audiences across the country on these topics. Cohen Law Firm serves clients nationally and understands the unique nature of the law as it relates to dentistry.

722 Diet, Dentistry, and Total Oral Health with Dr. Steven Lin : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 30, 2017 01:09:34


Dr. Steven Lin is a board-registered dentist, writer, and TEDx speaker with work published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The British Dental Journal and Trained at the University of Sydney with a background in biomedical science, Dr. Lin’s focus has been on the oral-systemic connection and how nutrition causes both dental and systemic disease. 


With a mission to integrate preventive nutrition into oral healthcare, his AGD registered CE course has trained over 200 dental professionals in Australia, UK and US.


Dr. Lin will publish his book, The Dental Diet, an exploration of ancestral, the human microbiome and epigenetics to model why oral health is the true way model dietary guidelines.


His website and social media pages @drstevenlin have an audience of over 100,000 people worldwide.

721 Leadership and Management with Dr. Michael Pilon : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 27, 2017 01:09:36


Dr Michael Pilon grew up in a suburb of Montreal. He is fluently bilingual in French and English. He is a graduate of Loyola of Montreal with a Cum Laude BSc in chemistry / biology. He attended McGill dental school and joined the Royal Canadian Dental Corps and had a subsidized education. He did a post graduate in Public Health  at the University of Toronto . He served for 23 year in 8 provinces, as a single person till his mid 30’s he was often the easy person to move. He also served on UN Peacekeeping duty in Cyprus and in a moment of weakness he volunteered for a 3 week Paratrooper course with the Canadian Airborne regiment and proudly earned his wings.


In dental school he discovered that he could take standby flights to Canada’s NATO bases and he visited Europe 8 times for a cost of only $2 per flight. His web site www.40countries. com outlines some of his travels which included 45000 km or 25000 miles hitch hiking in 20 of the 40 countries he visited.  Dr Pilon entered private practice in Ottawa, which is a wonderful family and cultural city.

720 Legacy Practice Transitions with Dr. Ron Prokes, Blake Ring, and Dr. Marty Carrow : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 26, 2017 01:09:30


Ronald I. Prokes, DDS

Dr. Ron Prokes practiced general dentistry on a full time basis for approximately 18 years in and near Kalamazoo, Michigan and has assisted over one thousand dentists in the transition of dental practices over the past 25 years or so. He is co-owner of Legacy Practice Transitions, a company which assists dentists in determining their needs in order understand opportunities sought or offered, and then locates the complimentary party, a process referred to as “Objective Based Transitions”.


Blake Ring

Blake is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington and brings 15 years of dental experience in the areas of consulting, dental equipment, supply, and technology distribution. He has received numerous awards and accomplishments, which testify to his knowledge and expertise in helping doctors acquire and grow practices. He has assisted hundreds of doctors of all specialties in various parts of the country. Because of his vast network of professional resources and satisfied clients, Blake has strategic partnerships that will assist him in completing a successful practice transition for you. His undeniable work ethic and creative problem solving skills result in a win/win for both buyers and sellers. Blake has a sincere passion to offer the highest level of integrity in the industry, and this has made him a perfect fit for Legacy Practice Transitions. Blake is an active member of the National Association of Practice Brokers and Practice Valuation Study Group. He takes great pride in the consultative philosophy in which buyers and sellers connect through objective-based needs. Blake looks forward to the opportunity to help his clients achieve goals that they thought were unattainable.


Dr. Marty Carrow

Dr. Marty Carrow joined Legacy Practice Transitions after operating a multi doctor dental practice for 35 years. With the experience of completing five transitions in his dental career, he joined Legacy Practice Transitions in July of 2015. His goal is to provide guidance to both the buyer and seller in accomplishing a successful transition.

719 Practice Blueprint with Dr. Ragini Singla and Moki Goyal : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 26, 2017 01:05:32


Ragini Singla graduated from Temple Dental School in 2009 and completed a general practice residency at Sacred Heart Hospital in 2010.  She owns FlossNYC, a boutique dental practice on Central Park South in Manhattan. She always knew she wanted to own her own dental practice, but found that the road to ownership wasn’t easy. She and her husband, Moki Goyal, started FlossNYC Practice Blueprint to break down the convoluted process for other aspiring owners.


Moki Goyal has over 20 years of experience in the tech space. He started his career in consulting, helping Fortune 500 companies implement enterprise software. He has extensive entrepreneurial experience building businesses utilizing web and video production in online education. Currently he is VP of Product Development at Edulence, hosting the online training for companies such as Lincoln Financial, AARP, and Merrill Lynch.  He is also Chief of Operations of FlossNYC and Practice Blueprint.

718 Dental Entrepreneurship with Travis Rodgers : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 25, 2017 01:06:40


Prior to RecordLinc, Mr. Rodgers founded start-ups, BrightWhite Teeth-Whitening, Mustang Technology Inc. (sold 1997), Talent Roundtable, and PLM Solutions. He was an integral force to take both Taleo public and in selling VirtualEdge to ADP Inc. in 2006. He has been selling and marketing software for almost 20 years for companies including IBM, Oracle, ADP, VirtualEdge, and Taleo. He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Business School with an emphasis in marketing and entrepreneurship. As a seasoned entrepreneur, Mr. Rodgers has been active and successful in building businesses; forming, financing, and staffing new companies, growing them into revenue generating enterprises, and taking them to liquidity.

717 Disciplines of Dental Implants with Stacey D. Vlachos, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 25, 2017 01:08:17


Dr. Stacey Vlachos is a graduate of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He graduated with a B.S. with honors in 1976. He then went on to attend the University Michigan Dental School and graduated in 1982. Following his graduation, he practiced with the World-renowned Dr. Carl Misch in his private and hospital practice for several years, working side by side with him, to learn the field of implantology. He graduated from the 20-month Course thru he Misch International Institute where he was invited to join the staff as a lecturer, prosthetic, and surgical instructor. He holds dental Licenses with several states and has practiced for 35 years. He became a diplomate in 1992 of the American Board of Oral Implantology, and a diplomate in 1994 of the International Congress of Implantology. He also became a Diplomate of the American Society of Osteointegration, and American College of Oral Implantology. Dr. Vlachos is a fellow of the ICOI, American Society of Osteointegration, American College of Oral Implantology and American Board of Oral Implantology. Dr. Vlachos has earned a national reputation for his clinical experience and technical expertise. He has helped to develop the field by participating in ground breaking procedures which resulted in implantology becoming the fastest growing field in Dentistry. Dr. Vlachos currently practices in Naples, Florida. He is the founder of the One and One Surgical Implant Training Program. This is an individualized surgical program designed for inexperienced Dentists to perform surgical procedures, on their own patients with Dr. Vlachos and his staff assisting them and working together side by side. Dr. Vlachos can be reached at 239-560-7365 and at

716 Practice Success with Julie Parker : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 23, 2017 01:06:15


Julie Parker was the first non-dentist to own a dental practice is Australia. She owned and managed her practice for 10 successful years, increasing turnover four-fold. Julie co-founded Julie Parker Practice Success to fill a gap in the market. She saw that the current practice management programs were often too expensive for small and start-up practices to afford. The JPPS Practice Management Program is a very inexpensive but powerful program that is specifically designed for dental auxiliaries to learn and implement, making the practices they work tremendously successful.

715 Growth Management Marketing with Minal Sampat, RDH : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 23, 2017 01:05:58


Minal Sampat is a marketing consultant, public speaker, practicing dental hygienist, digital media fanatic and an enthusiastic shoe lover.  She was born in India, grew up in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands and now lives on the East Coast.


She launched her company, Growth Management Marketing LLC, by breaking the Guinness World Record for the most simultaneous mouthwash swishers at one time with over 1500 participants by creating an event called Swish Away Breast Cancer.


Minal has also been featured in a handful of publications, podcasts and video interviews. She strongly believes in collaboration, brand engagement and team cultivation.

714 Dental Supply Pricing with Dr. Scott Drucker : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 20, 2017 01:05:40


Dr. Scott Drucker attended the University of Pennsylvania for both a Bachelors degree in Biology and a DMD. He graduated from dental school in 2013. Dr. Drucker then completed his residency in Periodontics with a Master of Science in Oral Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, American Academy of Periodontics, and Academy of Osseointegration. In the summer of 2014, he founded Supply Clinic, the online marketplace for dental supplies. As an entrepreneurial clinician, Dr. Drucker has a unique perspective to improve the dental supply market with dentists in mind. His goal is to improve the transparency and efficiency of the healthcare supply market, and optimize operational workflow in the clinical realm.

713 Periodontics and a Drug-Free World with Dr. Bernard Fialkoff, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 20, 2017 01:12:22


Born in Havana, Cuba and bi-lingual in English and Spanish, Dr. Bernard Fialkoff graduated with a DDS Degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1980. He received the Alpha Omega Award as class valedictorian and was elected to OKU Academic Honor Society. Dr. Fialkoff received his Periodontal and Dental Implant post-graduate board eligibility at the combined Memphis Veterans Administration Hospital and University of Tennessee Dental School Post Graduate Specialty Program in 1982. He established his Bayside, New York practice in 1982, delivers Periodontics, Dental Implantology, Laser Therapy, Dental Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and runs a monthly study group for local dentists. His office offers state of the art computerized digital low-radiation dental x-rays, intra-oral camera and Cone Beam 3D Cat Scanning. Dr. Fialkoff and staff have worked closely with local dentists to help achieve patient dental goals for over 33 years.


Dr. Fialkoff is the Founder and Executive Director of the Fialkoff Dental Study Club and the Implant Certainty Training Program, both continuing education programs that have been the premiere dental groups since the early ‘90’s. Dr. Fialkoff has lectured around the world including at the CONAOD International Dental Congress in Santo Domingo, and nationally including at the Greater NY Dental Meeting. He was inducted into the Pierre Fauchard Honorary Society and Academy in 2015 as well as into the Academy of Odontology in 2011, and has received such honors as the “Leadership in Dental Education Award” by Interfaith Medical Center, and the National Coalition of Latino Officers Humanitarian Award, as well as Honorary Memberships with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program, Fraternal Order of Police, National Latino Officers Association, and Rockland County Hispanic Police Association, Community in Action.


Dr. Fialkoff is the Founding Sponsor and President of the Foundation for a Drug Free World The Americas Chapter, and has produced or presented at more than 1200 drug education events around the globe including on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA, as well as in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Guatemala. He has forged national agreements with the National Council of Drugs of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, as well as with the militaries of El Salvador and Guatemala. His chapter has received accolades and proclamations from Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Grace Meng, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, among 20 other notable government leaders. He is also the Founder and Director of the US-Cuba Humanitarian Trip program, being one of the primary medical professionals to bring dentists into that country for the first time in half a century.


Dr. Fialkoff and his wife Maria have four children, Jason, Meghan, Oswaldo and Scott.

712 The Path Less Traveled with Frank J. Milnar, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 19, 2017 01:07:14


Frank J. Milnar DDS, AAACD is a graduate from the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. He is an Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Board Examiner for Accreditation.  Dr. Milnar maintains a full-time practice in St. Paul, Minnesota emphasizing appearance related dentistry. He has published numerous articles about the direct placement of composites, shade selection and minimally invasive dentistry and is on editorial review boards for numerous dental journals. Dr. Milnar is co-founder of the Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has lectured extensively within the U.S. Armed Forces as well as internationally on the subject of direct composite restorations, shade selection and minimally invasive dentistry. He has been voted “Top Dentist” and voted into the “Top Dentist Hall of Fame” for the last six years by his peers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine. He has been voted by Dentistry Today as one of the top 100 dentists contributing to dental education. Most recently, Dr. Milnar was nominated to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Continuing Education Advisory Board.

711 Sterngold Dental with Gordon S. Craig III : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 18, 2017 01:01:26


Gordon has over twenty years of professional business development, sales, marketing and corporate communications experience. He currently is the President & CEO of Sterngold Dental, LLC, a medical device manufacturing company serving the dental industry. Prior to this he was Vice President & General Manager at Sterngold Dental LLC. He previously held the position as Director of Marketing & E-Business and managed all of the marketing activities and operations for the Precious Metals Division of Cookson Group. Gordon was also the Director of Marketing & E-Commerce for Sterngold Dental, a subsidiary of Cookson Precious Metals. During his time at Sterngold he successfully launched a fully-integrated e-business platform for the company.

Earlier in his career, Gordon was a Marketing Analyst for Neptco, Inc., a manufacturer of wire and cable products. He also was the Corporate Communications and Public Relations Manager for Cookson America, Inc. located in Providence, Rhode Island.

Gordon holds a MBA from the University of Rhode Island and a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications and Marketing from Roger Williams University (Bristol, RI).


Gordon has been married to his wife Kristen for 19 years, they have three children together and reside in Tiverton, RI.

710 Introducing PerioTwist with Dr. Allan Coopersmith and Nathalie Fiset, RDH : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 18, 2017 01:10:41


Dr. Allan Coopersmith practices cosmetic and general dentistry in Montreal Quebec Canada and together with his wife, Nathalie Fiset who is a hygienist invented the PerioTwist interdental cleaner and delivery device. Dr. Coopersmith Graduated with the Gold Medal  From McGill Dental School and went on to complete a general Practice residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Centre in Philadelphia before returning home to set up his dental practice in 1976. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry; Academy of Dentistry International; International College of Dentists; Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthedontics; American College of Dentists; International Academy of Dento-Facial Esthetics.  


Our motto is to Educate- Motivate and Facilitate. We are passionate about educating people to take care of their oral health which significantly contributes to their overall total health.  Because Gum Disease starts between the teeth, we want to motivate them to “Clean Between”. The problem is that current products such as floss, picks, wire brushes have many drawbacks and limitations creating non compliance. We want to Facilitate oral hygiene and provide patients with a cleaning tool that is easy to use, efficient, economical and environmental and that’s why we spent the past 12 years developing a tool that will be the simple solution to the complex problem.

709 Know Your Numbers with Connie Jacox : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 17, 2017 01:04:07


Connie has always loved bookkeeping and feels she was born to the profession.  She actually maintained a handwritten ledger of her babysitting money when she was a kid.


When not working, she enjoys reading, walking with her yellow lab, or kayaking in the surrounding area. Maintaining a good work/life balance is very important to Connie, and providing a service that allows clients to reach that balance is her goal.

708 Is Your Marketing Up-to-Date? with Laura Maly & Michael Anderson : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 17, 2017 01:18:48


Taking on the stale industry of dental marketing dominated by a one-sized fits all approach, Laura Maly and Michael Anderson are the young duo behind Wonderist Agency, a full-service marketing agency for dentists. A niche still crowded by old dudes with dated ideas, Laura and Michael are emerging in dental marketing as the new, fresh kids on the block with an approach that is so personalized you'd think they work in your office. Hear them discuss the importance of reviews to your practice, the common mistakes and how you can leverage them into more new patients each month.

707 Dental Compliance Specialists with Duane Tinker : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 12, 2017 01:08:03


Duane Tinker is a former law enforcement officer/investigator for the Texas Dental Board. He investigated dentists for issues ranging from patient complaints to insurance/Medicaid fraud, drug diversion and even infection control problems. It is his experience that most dentists and their staff strive to do what is right when they know what ‘right’ is. He quickly recognized a huge gap between what dentists know versus what dentists should know. He decided to become an ally for the dental community. Present day, Tink is the President & CEO of Dental Compliance Specialists. His company provides audit, inspection and training services to help make dental offices safer for dentists, patients and staff. When he’s not busy working with dentists and their staff you will likely find him Scuba diving in Belize.

706 The Past, Present, and Future of Digital Radiography : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 12, 2017 01:01:28


Joel Karafin is Chief Operating Officer of XDR Radiology. After earning degrees in Mathematics and Semantics from California State University, he joined Logicon RDA, a defense industry think tank, where he worked with Douglas Yoon, DDS, developer of the Logicon Caries Detector. After leading the technology divisions at small businesses in a variety of industries, he joined Dr. Yoon at XDR. There, he has helped hundreds of dentists decide and design their imaging solutions and led the installation of XDR at over 3000 practices. With 40 years of computer science experience, he has coordinated with dozens of dental companies in developing integrated solutions. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife Erika, and is insufferably proud of their children Xander, 13 and Sophie, five.

705 The Importance of Dental Politics with Kevin Earle : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 12, 2017 01:20:51


Kevin Earle has been the executive director of the Arizona Dental Association since 2008. In that role, he serves as the principal lobbyist for dentistry and better oral health care at the State Legislature.

He is the former executive director of the Arizona Board of Dental Examiners.  Before his move to Arizona, he spent twenty years regulating professionals in the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.  He was the Executive Director of the New Jersey Board of Dentistry for many years, and  in the past regulated  several other categories of health care professionals, including the Board of Medical Examiners.

He holds a BA in Public Affairs from George Washington University, an MBA from Rutgers University and an MPH with a concentration in health policy from Columbia University.

704 Empower Your Practice! with Dr. Karah Maloley : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 12, 2017 01:03:40


Dr. Karah started her career in Counseling. Within mental health, she was hired into an Executive Director role, where she discovered leadership excited her. 


After marrying her dentist husband in 2002, their adventures continued in Europe while Dr. David Maloley served as an Army officer in the dental corps. Karah worked as a civilian contractor for the Army in Germany and with the VA while living in Italy.  


When David was done with his military career, in 2007, Dr. Karah joined the founders team and served as Chief Knowledge Officer of EQmentor, a professional development company focusing on mentoring and emotional intelligence. During this entrepreneurial venture, she completed her Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix (in 2009).


In search of a more “European” way of life, Karah and David moved to the Vail and Beaver Creek resort area of Colorado in the fall of 2009 to start a dental practice, Vail Valley Dental Care. 


Their family grew by one on May 5, 2010 with the birth of their son, Bennett.


Interfacing with dental patients – and realizing their remarkable response to heartfelt care – inspired Karah to create a workbook,  Where is the Love? The 52-step dental practice customer care makeover system.


In 2012, Karah began working with the Vail Leadership Institute, now called Vail Centre. She hosts a mastermind groups, leads workshops and facilitates retreats.  


In the summer of 2013, David and Karah started Relentless Dentist podcast —  I (Dr. Howard Farran) was David’s first guest! On November 2013, Karah (at 39 years old) had a major health incident and suffered a stroke while at David’s dental office. Luckily she was found by David in his admin office and she received 2 stents in her internal carotid artery at the hospital in Denver. She is so proud to be a stroke survivor and able to speak again! 


In 2016, Karah decided it was time to match up leadership and dentistry. Leading Dentist is her podcast and she just completed a new online course, Being a (Dental) Boss.

703 Advanced Endodontics with Dr. Justin Kolnick : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 10, 2017 01:01:20


In 1977, Dr. Kolnick received his dental degree, cum laude, from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa where he was awarded the Gold Medal of the South African Dental Association.  He was the first graduate of the Dental School to be awarded the prestigious University Scholarship for Overseas Postgraduate Study.  In 1982, he graduated from the postdoctoral endodontic program at Columbia University in the City of New York.


For the past 36 years, Dr. Kolnick has been in private practice limited to endodontics in Westchester County, New York. His practice, Advanced Endodontics of Westchester, has four office locations and includes two partners and four associates and is dedicated to fostering excellence in endodontics through education and the incorporation of the latest technology. In 2008, Advanced Endodontics of Westchester became the first laser-assisted endodontic practice in Westchester and in 2009 incorporated Cone Beam CT into all offices. In 2011, Dr. Kolnick created The Endodontic Microsurgery Group, dedicated to performing endodontic microsurgery in a unique, state-of-the-art facility designed specifically for endodontic microsurgery and sedation.


Dr. Kolnick has been committed to endodontic education, first as an Associate Clinical Professor in Endodontics at Columbia University and then as an Attending at Westchester Medical Center and an Associate Clinical Professor in Endodontics at New York Medical College.  Although he no longer holds these positions, he is currently a visiting lecturer in several graduate endodontic programs and continues to lecture extensively on a local, national and international level and has published several articles on endodontics.

702 Getting More out of Dentistry with Dr. Joe Whitehouse : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 9, 2017 01:07:07


Dr. Whitehouse graduated from the University of Iowa Dental School in 1970. He was an Air Force dentist in Okinawa for two years, practiced in his home town of Peoria, Illinois for one year and moved into a practice in California as an associate in 1973. He opened his own practice by buying out a large practice for the patients, and subsequently, two other practices bringing the patients into his practice. Dr Whitehouse obtained a Masters In Counseling from the University of California to enable him to help fearful/apprehensive patients.

He became a co-founder of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry and had one of twelve Experdent learning centers in the US/Canada. He then entered into the high tech portion of his practice around 2000 with Cerec, digital x-ray, four lasers, had an intra-oral camera from 1990.


Dr Whitehouse has authored approximately twenty articles for Dentistry Today, Compendium, and the Profitable Dentist.

In 2005 he set up a dental clinic at a Mayan village in Guatemala and recently at a Salvation Army facility in Oakland. He sold his practice January 2015 and now volunteers his services.

701 Don’t Hold Yourself Back! with Paula Harriss : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 9, 2017 01:06:36


Paula Harriss is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, life coach, and business coach. She is an expert in Sales Training, Marketing, Cross-training, Life Coaching and a keynote speaker for the University of TN Student-Athletes, Dental Boot Kamp, The Power for Life, as well as Pac Live, eWomenNetwork, and the Chamber of Commerce.  The John Maxwell company chose Paula as a Founder’s Circle coach, trainer and speaker. She also has three certificates in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University. Paula has over 10,000 hours of master coaching experience that has helped hundreds of practices reach their personal and professional goals to enhance productivity, and become insurance independent. She customizes training and presentations to any business as well as church retreats and couples retreats.


Paula specializes in SYSTEMS for personal and professional growth with an emphasis on people skills.


Paula has been a business owner twice, voted Entrepreneur of the Year in 1991, and was a team member in a six doctor practice in Knoxville, TN. She inspires teams with her contagious enthusiasm and commitment to excellence. For select practices, she also specializes in cross training a “Seamless Team”. With her business experience she has expert skills in marketing, collections, and stopping cancellations.

Paula appeared regularly on the STYLE television show, is a Miss USA Pageant judge, and a professional organist with a degree from the University of TN in Deaf Education. Originally from Charleston, SC, Paula now lives on the lake in East TN with her husband, Michael, is the mother of five daughters and eleven grandchildren.

700 Optimize Student Loan Repayment with Travis Hornsby : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 6, 2017 01:08:43


Travis Hornsby is the founder of Student Loan Planner. He has personally advised hundreds of clients with over $60 million in student loans, of which $26 million is dentists. He’s saved his average dentist client over $100,000 by optimizing student loan repayment through in depth analysis of all their available options. Before starting Student Loan Planner, he was a bond trader for one of the world’s largest investment companies and brings that analytical ability to addressing the greatest financial obstacle facing young dentists today.

699 Dental Billing with James Anderson, DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 5, 2017 01:43:05


James Anderson, DMD is a practicing dentist and president of Lakeview Dental with locations in Roy and Syracuse, Utah.   He is the CEO and founder of the nation’s largest dental billing company, eAssist Dental Solutions ( James frequently lectures on the business of dentistry at seminars and CE events nationally and internationally.  eAssist Dental Solutions was awarded an INC 500 distinction in 2016 as the #337 fastest-growing company in the United States and should win a similar INC 500 award in 2017 to be announced in August.

698 E4D Technologies with Gary Severance, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 5, 2017 59:21


Dr. Gary Severance is a 1987 graduate of the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry and Chief Marketing Officer for E4D Technologies. Gary has worked throughout his career with several innovative dental companies assisting in the development and commercialization of products that improve dentistry through quality, efficiency and productivity. An esteemed speaker and author, Dr. Severance also lectures on the latest technological trends in digital dentistry.

697 Dr. David Hornbrook , the Legend : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

May 2, 2017 01:02:16


Halfway through podcast episode #695 with Dr. Mark Hyman at the 15th Annual townie Meeting, Dr. David Hornbrook of stopped by to talk dental!


David Hornbrook, DDS, FAACD, FASDA, a gifted clinician and product researcher turned mentor, guides meeting participants to the realization that they, too, possess the ability to practice aesthetic dentistry at the very highest level. He is one of dentistry’s most famous faces and one of the pioneers of live-patient, hands-on clinical education, as the founder and past director of Pac-live and the Hornbrook Group. He has been a guest faculty member of the post-graduate programs in Cosmetic Dentistry at Baylor, Tufts, SUNY at Buffalo, UMKC, and the UCLA Center of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Hornbrook lectures internationally on all facets of aesthetic and restorative dentistry and has published articles in all of the leading dental journals. A prolific researcher and materials enthusiast, he consults with numerous manufacturers on product development and refinement. Dr. Hornbrook’s warm and engaging style earns him the highest possible marks from participants and meeting sponsors.

696 Building an Awesome Website with Jeff Gladnick : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 30, 2017 49:54


How and Why Great Dental Websites Came to Exist:
“In 1999, my father, Dr. Mark Gladnick, asked me whether he needed to put his practice on “The Internet.” We launched his first dental website a month or two later, and it worked well for a long time.

But by late 2007, my dad’s dental website was looking outdated. Since I had moved on with my career (working as a Sr. Software Engineer for various Internet companies in the San Francisco Bay area), my dad began reaching out to some of the established dental marketing companies for bids on what it would cost to update his website.”


The Inspiration…

“When my dad called me to see if these bids were reasonable, I was rather shocked at the pricing he was being quoted. It seemed outrageous to receive quotes approaching $35k for just a website – and this wasn’t even taking SEO or PPC marketing into account!

I decided to rebuild his website for free out of a sense of familial obligation, although what I thought would be a nice favor for my Dad was about to become a bigger project.”

695 Profitable, Productive Dentistry with Dr. Mark Hyman : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 29, 2017 39:14


Dr. Mark E. Hyman is a renowned, full-time practicing dentist in Greensboro, NC, and a public speaker whose work is characterized by his warmth, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and passion for dentistry.


As an accomplished seminar speaker, he has lectured throughout North America at every major dental meeting. For the past thirteen years, Dentistry Today magazine has selected Dr. Hyman as one of the top 100 speakers in dentistry. Dr. Hyman has earned national and international recognition having been invited to speak at every major dental meeting.

694 Clinical Excellence with Vicki McManus : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 28, 2017 01:04:37


Smile Maker since 1979. Thirty years in dentistry has combined my education in dental hygiene and marketing/PR nicely. I’ve been coaching doctors to achieve business success since 1996. Our systems are based on clinical excellence, team communication, and streamlining data. As a public speaker, I’ve had the opportunity to share the stage with Tony Robbins, and most keynote speakers in Dentistry. From 1999 – 2003, I was co-director of the aesthetic hygiene program for PAC~Live at the University of Pacific, San Francisco. Teaching with David Hornbrook, and a great team of mentors. In 2005, Dr. Bruce Baird and I joined forces to create Productive Dentist Academy.

693 Building an Awesome Practice with Dr. Derek Nordstrom : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 27, 2017 01:03:47


Dr. Nordstrom grew up on a farm in Viking, Alberta. His father, Dr. Bryan Nordstrom, has been the dentist in Viking since 1980. Dr. Nordstrom graduated from High School in Viking and then attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton where he achieved his Bachelor of Medical Science degree, and then his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2005.


After Dental School, Dr. Nordstrom moved to Whitehorse, Yukon to work for the Pearson Dental Group, where he practiced general dentistry in both Whitehorse and Watson Lake for two years. Dr. Nordstrom gained immeasurable experience from his time in the Yukon, guided by two great mentors, Dr. Ron Pearson and Dr. John Stern.


Dr. Nordstrom married his wife Angela Sachs in 2007, and they decided to buy a dental practice in Alberta to be closer to family and friends. They investigated both Rimbey and Wainwright as potential locations, but settled on Wainwright. They have operated Nordstrom Dental in Wainwright since 2007, and have built the practice into a successful business. In 2012 they decided to expand their business and Rimbey was the obvious choice for them considering the proximity to Angela’s family, as well as the thriving and dynamic nature of the Town of Rimbey and surrounding areas.


Dr. Nordstrom and his wife Angela have one son, Truman and a daughter, Lucia. Dr. Nordstrom enjoys the great outdoors, bee keeping, and is an avid hunter. Angela is an accomplished artist, although her children seem to take up most of her time now, leaving little for her to pursue her artistic passion. The Nordstrom’s are very excited to be able to spend more time in Rimbey and plan to take full advantage of the many outdoor activities (especially the lakes) that can be enjoyed in the area.

692 Productive Dentist Academy with Bruce Baird, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 27, 2017 53:13


Bruce B. Baird, DDS is a well respected cosmetic and family dentist in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. His practice is located in Granbury, Texas. Dr. Baird’s expertise as an implant dentist has afforded him the skill to perform dental implant surgery and restorations since the mid-1980s. In 1990, he established the Texas Centers for Implant Dentistry, a mobile practice that allowed him to work with more than 25 doctors in the region. Recognizing his ability to help other dentists to achieve the same success he has experienced in his practice, Dr. Baird partnered with Vicki McManus, RDH to create Productive Dentist Academy. The Academy has been an invaluable resource to dentists nationwide.

691 Get the Numbers Right with Charles Loretto : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 26, 2017 01:19:58


Charles received a Bachelor of Arts in marketing from University of Texas at Arlington. He joined CWA in 2001, and plays a critical role in growing the firm’s client base as the director of business development and marketing.


He regularly speaks to dental schools and residency programs, study clubs, dental symposiums and state and national dental meetings. As an Investment Advisor Representative of CWA, Charles and his team work with prospective clients daily, initiating the relationship with CWA.


“Not only do I  get to work with outstanding professionals who truly care about the outcome of the service we provide,  I also love being able to help diagnose the financial support dentists need and then connect them with someone who will then help them achieve their financial goals.”

Using his insight and experience from almost two decades in the dental industry, Charles founded National Dental Placements in 2005, a CWA affiliate company that assists doctors in buying, transitioning and valuation of a practice.

He has two children, Cole and Isabella. He enjoys watching them play sports in his spare time and traveling to the mountains in Colorado.

690 Dental Office Efficiency with Debra Engelhardt-Nash and Ross W. Nash, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 25, 2017 01:20:31


Do you need to reignite the passion for your dental practice? Then you need to call Debra Engelhardt-Nash, dental management speaker, trainer and igniter. Drawing standing room only crowds Debra’s powerful dental practice management presentations inspire dentists and teams to grow from Good to Great. Debra doesn’t just know what it’s like to be in your shoes – she IS in your shoes. She knows the day to day challenges you face because, when not speaking, she still manages the thriving dental practice of her husband, cosmetic dentist and innovator Dr. Ross Nash. One minute you’ll be laughing, the next you’ll be crying as Debra speaks from the heart with passion, humor and in-the-trenches experience. If you or your dentists want to reignite the vision and potential of your dental practices – if you need a chance to laugh, to learn and to leave with a tool bag of skills you can use to build your “possible practice” – then call Debra now.

689 Doctor Demographics with Scott McDonald : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 22, 2017 01:12:20


Scott McDonald is the former Marketing Manager for California Dental Association. For 35 years he has provided demographic data and analysis to general and specialty dental practices in every state of the nation. His education (BA and MA) has been in the area of market analysis for professional practices with an emphasis on dental offices. Scott is a well known author and speaker on the topics site selection and analysis, market segmentation, and persuasion strategies based upon psychographics. His company is a source for customized demographic reports for every neighborhood in the U.S. He is also a regular poster on Dentaltown, which he joined in 2003.

688 Placing Implants with Chris Winterholler, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 21, 2017 01:27:55


Chris Winterholler, DDS DICOI LVIF FAGD, is a leading provider of dental implants in the Phoenix area who uses cutting-edge technology for all of your dental needs. He is a Diplomate in the International College of Oral Implantologists, Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and Las Vegas Institute. Dr. Chris is a graduate from Creighton University School of Dentistry and Nobel Biocare Implant Residency.

His office is the only one in the state of Arizona with On-Site CT / Guided Surgery, Procera CAD/CAM Design Software and Scanning, as well as Surgical Guide Fabrication done while you wait with CEREC 4.0. Unlike corporate dental implant centers, Dr. Winterholler will follow-up on your dental care for years to come.

He is an internationally recognized expert in the latest dental technology with Implants and CAD/CAM dentistry.

687 4th Generation Dentists with Jason Sala, DMD & Todd Sala, DMD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 20, 2017 01:09:18


Dr. Jason Sala and Dr. Todd Sala were born and raised in Reno and are 4th generation Nevadans. Dr. Jason joined his father’s practice in 2003 and welcomed his brother, Dr. Todd, in 2004. They both received bachelor’s degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville, the school where their father, grandfather, and great-grandfather all graduated from as well.  Both are active members of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Nevada Dental Association, the Northern Nevada Dental Society, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Less than one percent of dentists in the United States have received these distinctions.

Dr. Jason & Dr. Todd have been teaching dentists and other medical professionals from all over the United States, Canada, and Europe on how to improve their patient care since 2011. They continue to stay up to date by completing over the required continuing education requirements, in an effort to provide Nevadans with the most comfortable dental practice and techniques possible. They also participate in the Northern Nevada Dental Health Program which offers dental care to children in need as well as educating local elementary students on dental health and has been featured on news channels for the current trends in dentistry.

Dr. Jason & Dr. Todd founded Klear Impakt, partnering with Henry Schein, in 2014 which helps dental practices excel in business while allowing them to grow as leaders in the industry and within their community. The goal is to help empower and inspire through collaboration, supportive tools and first-class education all the while, keeping the private dental practices strong and independent.  In 2016, they founded Dr. Playbook, which allows providers to know everything they need to know about a patient before they enter the operatory.  As a result, the patient is given the personal touch and understand that they are the provider’s number one priority at that time.

686 Results Revolution with Heather Smith : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 18, 2017 01:07:01


The oldest of 7 children, Heather is a born leader. She is an author/speaker/founder & CEO of Results Revolution. She studied business and marketing at Arizona State University. In addition, Heather has extensive experience and study in personal and business development coaching, and has been trained and developed in programs, and being hands on in the field growing more than 1,000 dental practices in the last 10 years.


Heather’s innovative and perceptive skills further enhance her effectiveness. Her direct, down-to-earth, no-nonsense, get-her-done approach along with her quick wit – inspires teams to action. But she’s not only all business. Even while traversing the globe producing results for dental teams, Heather also values and enjoys the world’s gifts, like her favorite ride at Disneyland, Pirates of the Caribbean. This natural born leader is also a natural at transforming doctor’s and dental team’s finest dreams into realities.


Here is what Heather has to say about her favorite part about working with clients and partners: "I absolutely love what I do because my job is to give you more of what you want and less of what you don’t want; and to take complex things that seem complicated and simplify them.  I wake every day to allow people to see the light inside them and let it shine, shine, shine!”

685 Implant Surgery and Prosthodontics with Avinash Bidra : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 16, 2017 01:07:47


Dr. Bidra is a Board Certified Maxillofacial Prosthodontist and Director of the Prosthodontics Residency Program at UCONN School of Dental Medicine. He teaches Advanced Prosthodontics, Implant Surgery and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics to post-graduate dental residents. He lectures on dental implants at regional, national and international meetings, as well as published extensively on implant surgery and prosthodontics in international scientific journals. He has developed diagnostic, treatment and maintenance protocols for full arch fixed implant prostheses (hybrid prosthesis) that are used by many clinicians and prosthodontics programs in the United States. He has invented implant prosthetic components and is a co-inventor of an implant design.

Dr. Bidra's private practice is located in Meriden, CT and is limited to Implant Surgery and Advanced Prosthodontics with an emphasis on Esthetics and Full Arch Fixed Implant Bridges.

684 Dental Phone Excellence with Jayne Bandy: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 14, 2017 01:10:13


Jayne began her career as a Primary School (Elementary) Teacher. Eventually Jayne’s love of people, communication and teaching lead her to start working as a concierge at her husband’s Dental Office then later to become his Practice Manager. She is now a Consultant and Trainer for other Dentists and their teams. Jayne’s background as a teacher and working on the front line of a Dental Office provided her with the first-hand experience and the knowledge to now share with other Dentists and their teams.

683 Pediatric Dentistry with Maria Meliton, DMD: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 13, 2017 01:01:07


Dr. Maria Meliton is a board certified pediatric dentist in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and completed her pediatric dental training at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester, NY. She has maintained a private practice in Lancaster County for the past 26 years. Her pediatric dental practice, M2 Dentistry for Children and Teens, has 2 ofce locations which are completely fee-for-service. In the wake of many managed care and corporate-owed practices in the area, she has managed to maintain a steady patient base which she attributes to strong community ties and smart marketing.

682 Technology, Implants, and Total Oral Health with Dr. Richard Lee Kin : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 12, 2017 01:12:12


Richard was born in Dublin in the 7Os, not far from where he practices now. He grew up in the inner city and his journey and career in dentistry has travelled a million miles over the years. He graduated dental training in 1995, spent a period of time in hospital training in the UK, then returned to private practice. Never satisfied, he decided to make the biggest decision of his life and return to college as a mature student, while running a busy practice at the same time. His full-time three year post graduate periodontal training in the dental hospital in periodontology was completed in 2010. His particular research during that time focused on nano-surface implant technology and bone augmentation materials, funded by 3I Biomet Zimmer, the US company based in Florida .


He now holds a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry (Periodontology) and a diploma from the European Federation of Periodontology and established the Mint Clinic in 2012 where his practice is limited to periodontology and dental implantology. He is a lecturer, mentor and advisor to many companies. He has written numerous articles and publications, but it is the last five years that has seen incredible change in Richard’s life, where he has constantly sought to push the boundaries and is now involved with Charity Radio FM and Ireland’s first oral and dental health symposium to take place in May.

681 The Millennial Showdown with Courtney Roberts, FAADOM: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 11, 2017 01:03:46


In 2014 she earned the title of Fellow by the American Association of Dental Office Managers and she was a nominee for the 2015 and 2016 National Office Manager of the Year award. AADOM also honored Courtney with the Office Manager of Distinction Award 2 years in a row; an award only given to 8 recipients throughout the nation each year. Most recently, Dental Product Reports named Courtney as one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2016, a recognition she is beyond grateful to represent within this industry.


She has received national publications on practice management articles that been featured in DentistryIQ, Dental Assisting Digest, and The Observer. She has continued her passion of dentistry by becoming an accredited AADOM Ambassador and she also proudly serves on the board of directors for the San Diego Chapter for Dental Office Managers Study Club.

680 Shedding Light on Oral Health Care with Dr. Craig S. Kohler : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 11, 2017 01:12:12


Dr. Craig S. Kohler is the inventor of Prophix. He has been practicing dentistry in Chicago for over 35 years. He is among the elite dentists in the country who utilize microscopes, enabling him to see at a magnification five times greater than the typical dentist. He earned his Fellowship and Masters from the Academy of General Dentistry. He has taught dentistry at NorthShore University HealthSystem, a teaching affiliate of the University of Chicago, since 2000, and has been a visiting faculty member of the Spears Dental Institute since 2009.

679 Molar Media Mount with Casey Culberson, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 10, 2017 01:12:12


Doctor Casey Culberson is a different kind of dentist. By combining advanced dental technology with a gentle, friendly style, Dr. Culberson and his team will make you and your family more comfortable than you ever thought possible. The minute you walk through the door, you will know you've come to the right place.

The office's spa-like atmosphere and warm, inviting staff members will make you feel right at home. And Dr. Culberson's use of the latest advances in technology, including digital x-rays, metal-free fillings, and Zoom! whitening will help you maintain a beautiful smile.

Best of all, Dr. Culberson takes the time to get to know each and every patient one on one, helping you make informed choices about your dental health.

Dr. Culberson is a Mill Creek native and doctoral graduate of University of Washington School of Dentistry. He and his wife Alyssa have been married eighteen years and have two children.

Dr. Culberson is a member of: American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Washington State Dental Association and the Snohomish County Dental Society.

678 HIPAA-Compliant Texting with Arnold Rosen, DDS, MBA : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 10, 2017 01:09:46


Dr. Rosen's background spans all arenas of patient care as a practitioner, administrator, and academician. His specialty from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry and Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Institute was Prosthodontics and Maxillo-Facial Prosthetics and he has since added an MBA from Boston University School of Business Administration. He has served as Director of Hospital Dentistry at New England Medical Center Hospital, Director of the Dental Implant Center at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and founder of the Tufts Dental Implant Fellowship Program.


Dr. Rosen has also worked in telemedicine and teledental technologies for several years as a consultant to the international medical forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and as cofounder of a telemedicine company and founder of Transcend, Inc.

677 Words of Wisdom with Peter S. Evans, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 6, 2017 01:14:08


Dr. Evans, who graduated from high school in Williamsburg, Virginia, began his professional career at East Carolina University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He then conducted cancer research at the National Institute of Health before returning to graduate school at the Medical College of Virginia, where he received a Master of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. Evans continued his education, earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Medical College of Virginia in 1982. He has also served as adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University.


Since beginning his dental career, Dr. Evans has continually added to his knowledge base by attending professional educational courses, adding up to more than 1900 hours of advanced education. To this day, Dr. Evans attends conferences and continuing education courses that will allow him to provide the latest in professional care to his valued patients.


Dr. Evans is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, part of an elite group of dentists that consists of less than 1800 professionals worldwide. Reaching this level of education requires surpassing the Fellowship award, which in itself is a prestigious accomplishment, and completing the most rigorous educational program for dental professionals.


With a desire to better the dental field, Dr. Evans serves as a coach to other dental professionals, both on a local and national level, teaching practice management and efficiency. He also shares his personal knowledge regarding BioCompatible Dental Care with others in the field through speaking engagements. He is President of The BioCompatible Dentist, and is a founding member of The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH).


Dr. Evans holds memberships with the International Academy for Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Peninsula Dental Society, and the Virginia Academy of General Dentistry.

676 The Dental Boost with Mike Pedersen : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 6, 2017 01:07:15


Mike Pedersen, the founder and owner of The Dental Boost has had his content (articles) published on authority dental sites like (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists), DentistryIQ,, Patterson Dental (Off The Cusp), Dental Town, DentalCPAs; and has formed partnerships with some of the biggest names in dental practice consulting. Mike is available for presentations on Dental Website Marketing and Search Engine Optimization at local association meetings, study clubs, or major dental meetings.

675 Sleep Apnea & TMJ with Dr. Jamison Spencer : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 5, 2017 01:12:17


Dr. Jamison Spencer is the director of the Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ in Boise, Idaho, and the Director of Dental Sleep Medicine for Lane and Associates Family Dentistry, a group practice with 30 locations, in North Carolina.  He is a Past President of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and has a Masters in Craniofacial Pain from Tufts University.  He developed and taught a cadaver based head and neck anatomy program at Boise State University. Dr. Spencer is a founding faculty member of both the AACP’s Craniofacial Pain Mini-Residency and the AACP/Tufts Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency program. He is also the inventor of the Silent Sleep oral appliance, FDA approved for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea.  Dr. Spencer has lectured across the United States, in Latin America, Australia, Europe, Eastern Europe and India. Dr. Spencer currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife of 24 years Jennifer, and their 6 children.

674 Mastering Your Practice with Dr. Marc Cooper : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 5, 2017 01:12:16


Dr. Cooper’s professional career includes private practice periodontist, academician, researcher, teacher, practice management consultant, corporate consultant, trainer, seminar director, board director, author, entrepreneur and inventor.  In 2011, Dr. Cooper was selected as a coach for the prestigious TED Fellows Program.  In his career, Dr. Cooper has worked with Silicon Valley start-ups, hospitals and hospital systems, insurance companies as well as Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Cooper has worked with dental clients in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Brazil, Singapore, New Zealand and Israel.


Today, Dr. Cooper’s principal commitments are in educating, developing and training dentist- entrepreneurs and senior executives of emerging or established managed group practices. His work is focused on strategies to succeed in the emerging future of dentistry, leadership development, senior executive development, corporate infrastructure development, and generating high performance cultures. Over the last six years Dr. Cooper has worked with dentist-entrepreneurs worldwide to generate highly successful managed group practices.


Dr. Cooper has also worked in the domain of self-awareness for more than 30 years; est, Landmark Education, The Pathwork, Neurolinguistic Programing, Edwin Friedman and Daniel Goleman’s work on self-actualization and self-differentiation, training and therapy with a Jungian psychiatrist on Individuation, and Buddhist meditation and other meditative programs at Naropa University. He has delivered a variety of programs inside and outside of dentistry on self-awareness.


Dr. Cooper is author of eight successful books; Mastering the Business of Practice, Partnerships in Dental Practice, Running on Empty, SOURCE, Valuocity, Valuocity II, Valuocity III, and The Elder. His electronic newsletter reaches thousands of subscribers in 31 countries. Dr. Cooper also co-developed a suite of online dental practice management assessment tools.

673 Technology with Dr. Larry Emmott: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 5, 2017 01:17:07


Dr. Larry Emmott is one of the most entertaining speakers in dentistry He is considered the leading dental high tech authority in the country with over thirty years of experience as a practicing general dentist. His high energy programs provide the tools needed to make wise technological decisions, saving time and thousands of dollars.

672 Understanding and Treating GERD with Lauren B. Gerson, MD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 5, 2017 46:52


Dr. Lauren Gerson is a board-certified Gastroenterologist practicing at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco.

After completing her residency in Internal Medicine at CPMC, Dr. Gerson trained in Gastroenterology at Stanford University, where she was a faculty member and clinician for sixteen years.


She is a nationally-recognized researcher and caregiver in the field of general gastroenterology including colorectal cancer screening, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastrointestinal motility disorders, capsule endoscopy and gastrointestinal bleeding.

671 Empower Your Dental Practice with Bob Spiel : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 4, 2017 01:18:36


Since 1988, Bob Spiel has been helping businesses and practices achieve increased production, profitability and personal enjoyment. With an MBA in Finance and General Management and post graduate work at Stanford and Georgia Tech, Spiel Consulting was founded to leverage Bob's passion for working closely with health care professionals - guiding them toward even greater professional and personal success, bottom line results and practice growth. During his years in private industry Bob served as a Financial Analyst and then as an Operations Director for industry-leading large cap and mid cap companies. There he played an instrumental role by transforming crisis-laden projects and operation into smooth running, profitable machines. Using a leadership-focused, process driven approach these skills allowed him to miraculously turn around a failed hospital and failing surgical center. As a practice consultant he has helped multiple clients achieve impressive results like returning failed practices to profitability or realizing very dramatic growth.

670 Dental Intelligence With Rob Bay: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 4, 2017 01:41:34


Rob Bay is the President and Co-Founder of Dental Intel, the leader in business analytics software to help dental practices improve their performance, profits and value. Dental Intel is one of the fastest growing companies in dentistry with 2800 dentists utilizing their software since its launch in April 2015. Rob is a numbers geek and the mind behind the formulas and algorithms of Dental Intel. He loves analyzing practices to see what is happening, why it is happening and how to solve it.

669 Sedation and Comprehensive Dentistry with Dr. Maureen Toal and Dr. Hanna Babayed : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 1, 2017 01:25:54


Dr. Maureen Toal, DMD

Dr. Maureen Toal, D.M.D., a dental professional with more than 25 years in the field, extensive Licensure, Publications, Awards and Honors, is ultimately dedicated to improving treatment for patients through collaboration with staff and colleagues. Dr. Toal attended and completed a General Practice Residency and three years of anesthesia preceptorship with the anesthesia department at John Cochran VA Medical Center and Reavis Barracks VA in St. Louis, Missouri. Over the course of her career, Dr. Toal has helped thousands of patients achieve their smiles; living free from infection and dental pain and the overarching medical conditions resulting in poor, incomplete or no dental care. Through the successful integration of all forms of anesthesia into treatment, Dr. Toal has been able to effectively treat a range of patients whose anxiety, medical or psychological conditions had prevented comprehensive dental care.


Merging an unparalleled breadth of experience and depth of expertise, Dr. Toal has refined the “Toal Method™,” a comprehensive approach to treating the mouth as an organ system to help ensure the health of the body. Dr. Toal has combined hundreds of hours of continuing education with her 25 years of practical hands-on experience to create “The Toal Method Seminar,” a 3-day course designed to empower dentists to comprehensively treat all types of patients using all forms of anesthesia in a safe, predictable, and stress-free manner.


Toal Method provides dentists the foundation for enhancing patient care while extending the reach of their practice to a wider audience with positive impact to the business of their practice.


Dr. Hanna Babayed

Dr. B was born and raised in Eastern Europe. In 2001, she moved to Alaska, and currently she lives and practices dentistry in Arizona. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with family to experience new places and cultures. Outside of work, she spends most of her free time outdoors. She loves U.S. National Parks and one day hopes to have visited them all!

668 Words of Wisdom with Donald Zelazny, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Apr 1, 2017 01:04:47


Dr. Donald Zelazny is a dentist, dental surgeon, and travel enthusiast. He attended the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate degree and graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. After completing a one-year dental residency at the University of Toledo Medical School, he started his private practice here in Oakland County. He continues to stay on top of recent trends and training in dentistry, and has been recognized as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD).


Dr. Z is known for his friendliness and attention to detail. He loves how his Franklin, MI office was once an old farmhouse converted to a dental office. When not practicing dentistry, he spends time with his two internationally adopted children (one from Korea, the other from Kazakhstan), plays guitar and tennis, and travels

667 NextLevel Practice with Gary Kadi : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 31, 2017 01:23:46


Known for his positive contributions to the lives of dentists and dental teams across the globe, Gary Kadi has been a devoted advocate for the whole of the dental community, their families, and their patients for over 19 years.


A speaker, author and researcher, Gary re-energizes, interrupts the status quo, and shares discoveries and interests far beyond helping dentists implement systems and raise their profit margins. He is inspired everyday by the courage and personal successes of dentists and team members with whom he has the privilege of working and getting to know.


After years of studying the reoccurring challenges of team, finance, and patient issues facing dentists for years he had a breakthrough. It came in understanding the business model dentists were fighting to fix was created by a non-business practitioner who could throw up a shingle and be successful. He discovered the source of getting dentists off the drill, fill and PPO treadmill.


In 2008 while watching the first “Hangover” movie and hearing the line “You’re not a doctor, you’re a dentist” he then discovered his life’s mission of “altering America’s health by transforming the way the public relates to dentistry.”


He created NextLevel Practice to implement the Complete Health Dentistry™ business model where teams willingly embrace and implement change, patients respect their treatment regiments, invest in their health, and doctors enjoy practicing the way they envisioned at dental school graduation.


The team-driven Complete Health Dentistry™ business model takes any practice that is stagnating and turns the situation around very quickly in complete alignment with the practice’s values. Doctors and their teams are re-inspired by re-relating their role in patients’ TOTAL HEALTH.


Gary Kadi is also chairman of Partners in Complete Health, an organization committed to helping dentists understand the science behind “Complete Health Dentistry” and the connections between dental health and overall physical health. In 2013, he took the first step in mobilizing the Complete Health movement by producing Say Ahh, the world’s first documentary on oral health through Partners in Complete Health.

666 Dental Assisting like a Pro with Tija Hunter : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 31, 2017 01:08:11


Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA, CDIA, MADAA dives into the latest trends in dental assisting, how to generate more revenue by investing in your staff, and much more!

665 Tales of an Expert Witness with John Dovgan, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 30, 2017 01:18:26


John Dovgan:

“I have been retained by Defendants and Plaintiffs’ counsel as an expert in the area of dental standard of care. I have been a continually practicing full-time dentist for over 26 years and currently practice in Phoenix, Arizona. I have been a board approved consultant for over 20 years, adjudicating more than 1,000 dental board cases in Arizona. The primary responsibility of a board-approved consultant is to understand and define the standard of care and deviations from the standard of care. I have adjudicated cases that include failure to diagnosis, failure to treat dental conditions, dental fraud, inadequate treatment, over treatment, death of a patient, over sedation, inappropriate behaviors of a doctor and/or staff, inadequate clinical practice, inadequate treatment planning, appropriateness of care, and board generated cases due to malpractice settlements or awards. I have adjudicated cases in all fields of dentistry.


I was appointed by the Governor of the State of Arizona as their Dental Expert Witness for the Parsons’s v. Ryan class action lawsuit in 2013. I also was chosen by the Attorney General of the State of Michigan as their Dental Expert Witness for their class action lawsuit (Johannes v. Heyns) as well as Dental Defense Expert in the Federal Detainee Case in Illinois (Smego v. Mitchell).


In addition, I currently consult and provide expert reports to the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners. I developed the only board-approved template used by dental consultants and board members as a guideline to assess appropriateness of care.


Also, I have been retained as a dental expert witness in over 100 cases for both defendants and plaintiffs since the beginning of 2010 due to my expertise in the standard of care. I have over 3,000 hours of continuing education, including advanced training in prosthetics (both removable and fixed), dental implants, risk management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Computer-Aided Design (CAD/CAM), Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT), full mouth reconstruction, digital x-rays, endodontics, and lasers (both hard and soft tissue). I have been a beta tester for Dentrix, a dental software program commonly used by dentists throughout the United States, and I am familiar with other commonly used dental software programs.


Furthermore, I have lectured and done live patient demonstrations using both hard and soft tissue lasers. I have taught hundreds of dentists how to operate dental lasers, and I have published in restorative implant dentistry.


“DOCS” has utilized several suggestions I have made in establishing Standard of Care guidelines for sedation protocols as well as incorporated labels for emergency kits I help develop.

Additionally, I am a board-approved anesthesia evaluator and onsite inspection evaluator for the State of Arizona. I administer oral examinations and onsite inspections for anesthesia 1303 permits.


Lastly, I currently lecture on “The Standard of Care — What is it? What is it not?” as well as do Webinars for continuing education.”

664 Advancing Orthodontics with David E. Paquette, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 30, 2017 01:01:38


Dr. Paquette is passionate about advancing the art and science of orthodontics. He has published numerous articles and lectures internationally - teaching orthodontists how to get great results with Invisalign and Carriere SLX.


He brings the same passion and expertise to each patient experience and is known for his laid-back, easy-going style.

663 The Ortho Legend Sean Carlson, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 30, 2017 01:06:59


Dr. Sean K. Carlson is a Board Certified Orthodontist who received his dental degree from Harvard University in 1994. There he was awarded the American Association of Orthodontists Award upon graduation for demonstrating exceptional interest in the development of the oro-facial complex. He received both his Orthodontic Specialty training and his Master of Science degree in Oral Biology from the University of California at San Francisco in 1998.

Dr. Carlson is an Associate Professor of Orthodontics at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry where he teaches one day a week. He has received several academic research awards including two American Association of Orthodontists Foundation Awards and has published numerous articles and abstracts in the orthodontic literature. He lectures nationally on a variety of clinical and theoretical subjects. His current lecture schedule focuses on three-dimensional imaging in orthodontics and the treatment of dental impactions.

Since 1998, Dr. Carlson has served as a Senior Investigator in the Craniofacial Research and Instrumentation Laboratory at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. His primary focus is on using computer technology to improve the way we study, teach and practice orthodontics. As a result of his research, he has been at the forefront of 3-D imaging technology since it was first introduced to the orthodontic profession. He installed Marin County’s first i-CAT 3-D CBCT x-ray machine in 2008.

662 Dental Marketing Online with Edward Zuckerberg, DDS and Arielle Zuckerberg : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 28, 2017 01:14:54


Dr. Edward Zuckerberg and his daughter, Arielle, stopped by the house to record a quick podcast and chat about what’s new with social media marketing in dentistry.

661 Sleep: Winners and Losers with Jonathan Greenburg, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 28, 2017 01:05:12


Dr. Jonathan Greenburg.  My career as a Dentist has been truly fascinating and I believe is what has led me to where I am today.  So where am I? 

I am the founder and owner of Snore Experts which are 5 Treatment Centers in Los Angeles that exclusively treat Snoring & Sleep Apnea.  They are where you would expect; Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Encino, Valencia and Newport Beach.


I am also the founder and CEO of Zyppah, Inc. which is “HAPPY Z” spelled backwards.  Zyppah is a Company that has 2 parts:  A Consumer Division and a Professional, both to Dentists and Physicians Division. 

With my wife, I also wrote a book on Adventure Travel in the 90’s called “If You Can’t Remember Your Last Vacation, You Need This Book” which sold out its first 2 printings and for which we were interviewed on the Oprah Winfrey show.


The key component to Zyppah are the mouthpieces I invented to treat Snoring & Sleep Apnea. 

My undergraduate degree was in Bio-Medical Engineering.  I was actually one of the 1st Bio-engineering classes to ever graduate Syracuse from Syracuse University. 


That was key to understanding how large a role the tongue plays in Snoring and Sleep Apnea and the fact that no one had developed a solution that was comfortable.  Everyone just focused on bringing the jaw forward. 

But we can talk more about this later.

660 Smile Advantage with Dr. Jeff Sindelar and Dr. Matt Kraner : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 25, 2017 01:05:48


Smile Advantage Mission: Dentists and patients working together to provide and receive affordable, quality dental care without the hassles of dental insurance.

659 Accelerated Orthodontics and More with Thomas Shipley : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 24, 2017 01:01:37


Dr. Thomas Shipley received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University and went on to earn his doctorate from the University of Kentucky’s College of Dentistry. Dr. Shipley completed his master’s degree in orthodontics at West Virginia University and has been providing outstanding orthodontic care to the Peoria, AZ community since 2005.


In order to stay up to date on the latest advancements in his field, Dr. Shipley is active in the Comprehensive Care Continuum Study Club, and he is the coordinator of the International Dental Ed Continuing Education Study Group for the entire Northwest Valley. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics where his professional achievements and contributions to his field have helped him achieve Diplomate status.

658 Excellent Orthodontics with Dr. Mike Ragan : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 23, 2017 58:40


Dr. Michael (Mike) Ragan is a native of the Dallas area and graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School and Bishop Lynch High School. He met his high school sweetheart and wife, Cindy at BL. He received his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University where he was a baseball letterman for the Bears.


Doctor Ragan attended Baylor College of Dentistry, graduating with honors. He received his post-graduate training in orthodontics from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, serving as chief resident. Doctor Ragan is a guest lecturer as well as the past Alumni president at Nova.


Doctor Ragan is a member of Baylor’s Odontological Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Society, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, Texas Association of Orthodontists, Greater Dallas Orthodontists Association, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Dallas County Dental Society.


Doctor Ragan and his wife Cindy were married in 1994. Cindy is a teacher of a four-year-old pre-kindergarten class at the Episcopal School of Dallas. They have two beautiful daughters, Abby and Caroline. Ragan enjoys sports of all kinds including hunting, fishing, softball, soccer, and running. He currently serves as the Athletic Department Dentist at the Episcopal School of Dallas and is a proponent of mouthguards for all ages, sports, and levels of competition.

657 Dental Office Success with Charlene White : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Mar 23, 2017 41: