Mommy Dentists in Business
Dr. Grace Yum has quietly become one of the highest profile pediatric dentist in Chicago and beyond. She is in a small pool of less than 5% of all dentists who become certified in pediatrics. She also founded and built Yummy Dental and Orthodontics for Kids into a leader in its category. In this Podcast, Dr. Yum shares pearls of wisdom based on her experience that are designed to help moms be successful in their medical careers and in their lives more broadly. She interviews a rotating cast of experts who give invaluable advice from a variety of perspectives: fashion stylists, lawyers, CEOs, nutritionists, skincare experts, parenting experts and more. Along the way, Dr. Yum shares the secrets to her success in balancing motherhood and her growing business interests in dental, real estate and beyond.
Alli is the events coordinator for Sodium Dental and is a graduate from University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s in communications and Media Studies. She enjoys being able to network and chat with dentists at dental shows and meetings. Most recently, she started the podcast, "Dental Tech Chat," that you can find on YouTube, Spotify or wherever you listen! Alli loves helping connect dentists to the equipment and technology solutions that will benefit their practices.
Neha Batra, D.D.S., attended Kalamazoo College before Her love for science and art led her to the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Upon graduation, she completed a general practice residency at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. Dr. Batra is married to a pediatric dentist and also co owns a pediatric dental practice with her husband. When Dr. Batra is not doing dentistry, she is a busy mom raising 2 boys and loves traveling and creating new cocktails.
Natalie Berse is a Bethel University graduate who has spent the past several years working in sales in the dental industry. Most recently, Natalie works for Dentsply Sirona as a territory manager in the Preventive division. Natalie strives to help clinicians expand their knowledge surrounding preventive procedures and infection prevention protocols in the dental setting. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys staying active in barre classes, cooking in the kitchen and spending time with her family and friends.
After two tours overseas and 9 wonderful years in the ARMY, Andrew Brightman moved on to graduate from Mankato State University with a bachelors in Biology with a zoology emphasis. He's competed and placed in the top 5 in national bodybuilding competitions, collected NASM, ISSA, NETA training and nutrition certificates. Having held every position within the health and wellness industry Andrew is carrying out his dream of changing lives with his company Resolute Fitness.
Laura Meierkort has 17+ years of knowledge and experience as a former nanny, Certified Lactation Counselor and Holistic Infant and Child Sleep Consultant. She created Nest Family Sleep Consulting to empower families in solving their children’s sleep challenges in a mindful, holistic way. Her passion for healthy sleep led to creating the podcast, The Little Sleep Show, which is part of her mission to help as many parents as she can with sleep and learning to be more present for our children and ourselves.
Erick Rupprecht received his DDS degree from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry. After practicing over thirty years he retired from clinical dentistry due to a vision issue. Dr. Kim Sena attended University of Michigan School of Dentistry and had a long-standing practice in Grand Rapids, MI. He retired from full-time practice earlier than expected due to a chronic neck condition. Both now use their knowledge and experience to help colleagues as they purchase, grow or transition their practices.
Dinesh Sakhrani is a Boston College graduate who majored in Finance. He spent the first 6 years of his career at Morgan Stanley as an investment banker. Soon after that, 16 years ago, he started DDS Dental supplies with his wife, Diya. They are both hands on and work with clients throughout the day. Their goals are simple- to maximize savings in the most efficient way possible with their amazing team. When not working, Dinesh enjoys spending time with his family, home renovation, and traveling.
Dr. Louis Malcmacher maintains a cosmetic and general practice in Bay Village, Ohio. He is an internationally recognized lecturer and author, known for his entertaining and comprehensive teaching style. He has vast experience in total facial esthetics and has taught tens of thousands of healthcare professionals in the areas of smile design esthetics and facial injectable therapy. He has also lectured at many major medical and dental meetings throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.
Commander Corinne Devin lived in six different military bases while her father served in the Dental Corp and inspired her to pursue a career in the United States Navy. She deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009 and has been awarded five Navy achievement Medals, Fleet Marine Force Officer Insignia and the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. CDR Devin is the Department Head of Dental Specialties and the sole orthodontic provider at United States Naval Hospital Sigonella.
Joshua Scott is a marketing speaker and consultant who has spent
the last 18 years in the dental industry. He works with dentists and
dental service organizations around the country to create confident
marketing strategies as owner and CEO of Studio EightyEight, dentistry’s story-driven marketing agency. S8E8 provides high-end, custom design with storytelling messaging, to create marketing that’s truly unique to their clients. He resides in Ohio with wife and high school best friend, Joanna, and their 2 kids.
Dr. Anna Finis is the Director of the Child Mood & Anxiety Program at Compass Health Center and a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Rachael Levine is the Director of Young Child Programs, also at Compass Health Center, and a licensed clinical psychologist and a nationally certified school psychologist. Drs. Finis and Levine specialize in individual, family, and group psychotherapy with children and adolescents presenting with a wide range of behavioral, social, and emotional challenges.
Karson L. Carpenter is a practicing dentist and serves as President of Compliance Training Partners. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and has over 25 years experience designing educational programs to bring dental and medical facilities into compliance with governmental regulations including OSHA, HIPAA and infection control.
Dawn Johanknecht, CPA is a Principal with the Health Care Group of CliftonLarsonAllen specializing in providing accounting and consulting services for medical clinics, physician and dental groups, and other healthcare organizations. These services include financial statement services, income tax preparation and planning, business operations advisory consulting, revenue cycle management, merger and acquisitions of independent practices, financial analysis, and practice management.
Shane Simmons is the founder and CEO of Crimson Media, located in Indianapolis, IN, who says he wants to transform the way dental practices build relationships in their communities through online marketing. The slogan, "Helping dentists build freedom in their practice," sums up the company mission. Fun Fact: Shane is a two time Emmy Award winner who embeds storytelling into his clients marketing. If you'd like to learn how Crimson Media can help grow your practice, visit www.crimsonmediagroup.com.
Dr. Jessica Bertoglio graduated in 2002 from the University of Illinois at Chicago college of dentistry. She started her own practice in Hoffman Estates, IL and understands dental anxiety runs deep. Her desire is to provide a fun and pleasant experience. She is able to achieve this with in office therapy dogs, a fantastic staff and many personalized touches. She and her husband spend their free time with 3 daughters traveling, riding and competing with their horses, and relaxing at home with their dogs.
For the last 2 and a half years, Dr. Grace Yum has been interviewing a rotating cast of specialists who give invaluable advice from a variety of perspectives. Along the way, she has created a network of friends and experts who help busy professional mothers find balance in their lives. In celebration of 100 episodes, Dr. Yum becomes the guest and reflects on the growth and popularity of the podcast. Bonus: Dr. Yum's team joins the show for a very special 100th episode lightening round segment!
Dr. Kathy O’Loughlin is the executive director of the American Dental Association. She joined the ADA in 2009 after serving as the chief dental officer for United Health Group and as the chief executive officer for Delta Dental of Massachusetts. She speaks around the country about the profession of dentistry, oral health care delivery, and public health policy. Dr. O’Loughlin was the first female dental school class president and valedictorian of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Kimberly Williams is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist with offices in Long Island and Brooklyn, New York. She has exceptional expertise in the evaluation of children with giftedness, academic and learning problems as well as psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression, difficult or oppositional behaviors and those with developmental delays and social deficits. She regularly consults and provides workshops and training in issues related to COVID-19 crisis and aftermath.