Rank #1: 819 Occlusion & Evidence Based Dentistry with Dr. Mike Racich : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
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.
Rank #2: 1142 Lessons from the largest DSO with Patrick Bauer, President & CEO of Heartland Dental : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Pat joined Heartland Dental in April 1997, bringing over 23 years of experience in dental and healthcare operations management to the company. As President and CEO, he is responsible for the oversight and management of all operations and day-to-day functions of the company. A certified instructor for the Advanced Achievement Leadership program with Dr. Gerald Bell at the University of North Carolina, Pat is committed to building and promoting professional as well as personal growth for all HDC affiliated doctors and team members. He was the founding president of American Academy of Dental Group Administrators and a certified trainer for Vantage Institute. He attended Concordia College.
Rank #3: 883 Purchasing & Growing a Practice with Dr. Chad Hines : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
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!
Rank #4: 1068 Financial Blunders of First-Year Dentists with Travis Slade of Rooted Wealth : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Travis Slade was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. His parents were significantly impacted by the housing crash of 2008 and lost every dime to their name. Seeing poor business decisions mixed with some bad luck inspired Travis to study accounting and bring sound business principles to small businesses. Soon after graduating with a degree in accounting, he worked with his brother’s dental practice and learned first hand the challenges a new dentist faces in running their practice. After working with his brother, he joined Thomas Wirig Doll, a Bay Area Dental CPA firm that serves over 1,000 dentists. It didn’t take long for Travis to realize that his passion in life was helping dentists make smart financial decisions. He is a CPA that specializes in accounting, taxes, and business planning for early-stage dentists.
Rank #5: 1176 Jonathan Cook DMD on building your dental practice from $500K to $5M : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Jonathan Cook is a cosmetic dentist who owns two successful practices in Fort Lauderdale Florida. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2008 with honors and won awards in Prosthodontics, Implantology and was inducted as a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education from implantology to botox and fillers to occlusion. He has been practicing dentistry for just over 11 years and has built his practices reputation on integrity, passion, teamwork and empathy.
He has purchased 7 practices in the 9 years since his first practice acquisition in June of 2010, learning a ton along the way. Most notably, he has grown his business from $500K to $5 million in just 6 years. He attributes his exponential growth to the implementation of strong systems, keeping things simple, building a healthy culture with a stellar team, folding in old practices into his existing locations, marketing marketing marketing, and never letting his foot off the gas.
He is passionate about priming his team for success, keeping his mind, body, and soul in tip top shape, giving back to others through charity and coaching, and balancing work and life.
Rank #6: 1078 The Future of Teledentistry with Dr. Maria Kunstadter : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Kunstadter graduated from U.M.K.C Dental School. While there, she co-founded the U.M.K.C Dental Outreach Program. The program has taken students, facility and alumni to third world countries to provide dental care for 25 years. Dr. Kunstadter has led and participated in over 24 medical mission trips worldwide since 1982.
Dr. Kunstadter has been in private practice of dentistry for over 30 years. In 2001, she co-founded The Smile Salon, the Midwest’s first Dental Spa. In 2004, she was designated an “Innovator “ by the Invisalign Corporation. In 2008, she achieved the designation of Elite Preferred Provider with Invisalign, which is awarded to only 1% of Invisalign providers in the world. Dr. Kunstadter was the first woman dentist to be awarded this honor. She is an international speaker with Invisalign and continued to receive Elite Status during her tenure at the Smile Salon.
In 2013, Dr. Kunstadter was appointed the Dental Director of The PAINS Alliance of Kansas City, an organization developed to address chronic pain nationwide.
She is the co-founder of The TeleDentists, the first Teledental platform to provide dental consultation services to the healthcare industry. Dr. Kunstadter has been a guest speaker at telehealth conferences about teledentistry and is passionate about being able to provide a virtual dentist wherever, whenever a dentist is needed.
Rank #7: 1009 No Bull with Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and CEO of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC)and Co-Founder and CEO for Clinicians Report Foundation (CR) and a practicing prosthodontst in Provo, Utah. PCC is an international continuing education organization that provides courses and videos for all dental professionals. CR offers unbiased research on thousands of dental products.
Dr. Christensen has presented over 45,000 hours of continuing education throughout the world and has published many articles and books.
Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit Gordon J. Christensen CLINICIANS REPORT (previously CRA), which Rella directed for many years. Since 1976, they have conducted research in all areas of dentistry and published the findings to the profession in the well-known CRA Newsletter now called CLINICIANS REPORT.
Gordon's degrees include: DDS, University of Southern California; MSD, University of Washington; PhD, University of Denver; an Honorary Doctor of Science from Utah State University, and an honorary Doctor of Dental Education and Research from Utah Valley University.
Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado Dental Schools and taught at the University of Washington.
Gordon is a practicing prosthodontist in Provo, Utah. Gordon and Rella's sons are both dentists. William is a prosthodontist, and Michael is a general dentist. Their daughter, Carlene, is a teacher.
Rank #8: 877 Building Wealth with Nate Williams of Practice Financial Group : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
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.
Rank #9: 1050 Biggest Financial Mistakes with Brandon Collier : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Brandon Collier is a practicing attorney and President of Collier & Associates, Inc., a nearly fifty year old firm which specialize in representing dentists nationwide in practice transitions and providing objective unbiased advice regarding the business aspects of their practices, taxes, insurance, investing and how to live a good life. 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).
Rank #10: 1089 Endodontics with David Landwehr: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
As a leading practitioner, and speaker, David Landwehr, D.D.S., M.S. serves as a frequent teacher at events focusing on endodontics and oral pathology. Dr. Landwehr’s ongoing work as an opinion leader has positioned him at the forefront of modern endodontic treatment. Dr. Landwehr’s teaching focuses on techniques used daily in his clinical practice that are efficient, evidence based and attainable for any practitioner.
A Wisconsin native, Dr. Landwehr studied as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to earn his D.D.S. at the University of Minnesota. From there, he earned an M.S. degree and certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at The Ohio State University followed by specialty training in Endodontics at the University of Michigan. Since returning to Wisconsin in 1999, Dr. Landwehr has provided exemplary care to patients in a private practice setting
Rank #11: 899 Oral Surgery Update with Jay B. Reznick, DMD, MD : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
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 OnlineOralSurgery.com. 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. (www.sccofs.com)
Rank #12: 833 Unleash Your Practice with Sandy Pardue, Laura Hatch, and Rohit Garg : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
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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Rank #13: 920 Become a Successful Dentist with Timothy Quirt, DDS : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
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.
Rank #14: 1225 Ryan Moynihan MBA, CEO at Gaidge, Impact360 : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Ryan Moynihan has a diversified background in finance, analytics, strategy, sales, marketing, business development, product management and operations with over 19 years’ experience across many Fortune 100 companies in the areas of health care, consulting, and technology. He worked at Disney, Intel, Ernst & Young and Miller Brewing Company before earning his MBA from Georgetown. He has spent the past 13 years of his career in the Dental/Orthodontic industry with 3M and Ormco (Danaher), most recently as the VP of Global Marketing (2 years) and VP of NA Sales (2 1/2 years) for Ormco. He joined Gaidge in August 2017 as CEO.
Ryan has lived in 10 different cities throughout his professional career and recently completed a cross country move to Atlanta from Sacramento in early 2018 with his family, wife Maria of 10 years and two boys, Joseph 9, and Macklin 6. Ryan enjoys spending time with the family and being outdoors and pretty much anything sports related.
Rank #15: 853 Dentistry’s Future with Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc. : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
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).
Rank #16: 983 The Way of the Superior Dentist with Adrian Wilkins : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Adrian is a business and personal coach with a successful practice in the greater Boston area. He is also a motivational speaker who has presented internationally to groups in excess of 700 people.
His business clients include some of the premier dental practices in the Boston area, in addition to other medium-size non-dental organizations in Eastern Massachusetts. Adrian is the author of “The Way Of The Superior Dentist”
Adrian designs, implements and leads personal development workshops. For the past 20 years he has co-facilitated emotional reeducation workshops working with thousands of participants. Adrian Wilkins is a founding partner in WHM Dental Consulting, LLC.
Prior business interests include the founding of a successful retail chain which began with a single location and was built into an eight-store chain with revenues in the high seven-digit range. He also started, grew and sold other smaller retail operations. Adrian is heavily involved in the study, as well as the practice of Organizational Development, Systems Thinking, Psychology, and Communication. Adrian is a Certified Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP) and was formerly an adjunct professor at New York University.
Rank #17: 1216 Five Steps of Treatment Plan Presentation by Sean Field, Founder of Patrick Consulting Group : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Sean Field is the CEO & founding father of Patrick Consulting Group, Inc and is also the senior dental consultant and main speaker for our dental performance coaching firm.
Sean always makes sure that each and every client knows who he is and that he can always be called upon to ensure absolute client satisfaction. Sean comes from a background of dental practice management, treatment coordination and dental sales. He has helped numerous dental practices achieve record breaking success. Sean has experience assisting in the growth of practices in the range of one owner private offices to multi Doctor DSO practices and has had success in scaling dental organizations even in downward economies of eras like the 2008 economic crash. Sean has helped to open the doors of communication in the practices he has worked with to ensure accountability, consistency and growth.
As a Dental Consulting Firm Patrick Consulting Group, Inc are Dental Consultants/Coaches specializing in TX Coordination/case presentation acceptance, Production/Collection maximization and custom systems tailored to the practices unique needs, all of which are handled directly with the Dentist and their team. If you would like to find out more about Sean or Patrick Consulting Group, Inc please call them @ (331) 225-3635 to schedule a FREE 1-hour strategy session.
Rank #18: 855 Insurance and Better Business with Kevin Burniston, Director of Sales Development at Henry Schein
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.
Rank #19: 953 Production and Collections with Jeff Palmer & Thomas Bursich, DDS of Case Acceptance Academy : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
One of the nation’s preeminent experts in the field of dental treatment plan acceptance, Jeff Palmer Founder of Case Acceptance Academy, understands the subject from all angles. His revolutionary methodologies for improving case acceptance aren’t based on mere theories, but years of hard-won experience. Because he has worked as a sales person, a dental management consultant, a dental office manager and also a practice owner, he’s had to apply everything he teaches in the real world, and get real results.
Rank #20: 936 The Lifestyle You Want to Live with Dr. Christina Blatchford : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
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.