Mommy Dentists in Business

May 11, 2018 | 0

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.


146: Interview with dentist & executive coach, Dr. Hema Patel

Listen to 146: Interview with dentist & executive coach, Dr. Hema Patel

Dr. Hema Patel received her dental degree from the New York University College of Dentistry and also holds a dental degree from Gujarat University in India. She is a seasoned business executive and medical professional with 20+ years of business development experience in the medical and adventure-business sectors. She sold her accomplished dental practice in 2014 to be able to balance her devotion for clinical and business of dentistry with family life and her passion for adventure travel.

145: Interview with clinical director of Romero Dental Seminars, Dr. Mario Romero

Listen to 145: Interview with clinical director of Romero Dental Seminars, Dr. Mario Romero

Dr. Mario Romero is the clinical director of Romero Dental Seminars. He received his DDS from the University of Guayaquil (Ecuador) School of Dentistry and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at the University of Rochester. Dr. Romero was awarded the Augusta University and the ACD Outstanding Faculty award, the Research and Scholarship award from the Dental College of Georgia, the Excellence in Dental Education Award from the Pierre Fauchard Academy and was inducted in the OKU Dental Honor Society.

144: Interview with Executive Director of Team Smile, John McCarthy

Listen to 144: Interview with Executive Director of Team Smile, John McCarthy

John McCarthy joined TeamSmile as Executive Director in May of 2017 and is excited to help fulfill the mission of using sports as a force for good. McCarthy has been involved in various capacities within college athletics for over 25 years and very engaged in the non-profit community since 2013. He has become one of the country’s pre-eminent authorities on small college basketball and travels the country speaking to coaches and athletic administrators. He resides in Kansas City with his wife and son.

143: Interview with former practice owner & associate professor in prosthodontics, Dr. Madelyn Fletcher-Stark

Listen to 143: Interview with former practice owner & associate professor in prosthodontics, Dr. Madelyn Fletcher-Stark

Dr. Madelyn Fletcher-Stark attended Loma Linda University in California, graduating with honors in 2000. After teaching and practicing, she completed a three-year master’s degree in Graduate Prosthodontics in Seattle, WA. She was an associate professor in removable prosthodontics at Loma Linda University and was owner of a general dentistry and prosthodontics practice in Albuquerque, NM until it was closed in March 2020. She decided not to re-open and is starting a Remote Reiki Energy Healing Practice.

142: Interview with Certified Specialist in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Dr. Dana Van Elslande

Listen to 142: Interview with Certified Specialist in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Dr. Dana Van Elslande

Dr. Dana Van Elslande is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, in addition to being a member of the Alberta Dental Association & College. Currently in private practice in Calgary, Okotoks, and Canmore, Dr. Van Elslande manages a dental study group in Calgary and has several publications in peer-reviewed literature.

141: Interview with orthodontist, motivational speaker & podcast host, Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy

Listen to 141: Interview with orthodontist, motivational speaker & podcast host, Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy

Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy is a Motivational Speaker and Podcast Host of The Business of Happiness Podcast, empowering business leaders and leaders of their own dreams to strive for inner fulfilment. Dr. MacCarthy is an Orthodontist and co-owner of Mbrace Orthodontics in Maine a top 1% Invisalign Provider in the US. Dr MacCarthy coaches business owners across the globe on empowering their teams to be ambassadors of their dreams and how to redefine success to find happiness in work and, ultimately, in their lives.

140: Interview with Certified Student Loan Professional™ and consultant, Meagan Landress, CSLP®

Listen to 140: Interview with Certified Student Loan Professional™  and consultant, Meagan Landress, CSLP®
Meagan Landress is a student loan consultant for Student Loan Planner. Meagan was the first person in Georgia to acquire her CSLP® designation, as a Certified Student Loan Professional®. Her specialized education around student loan debt allows her to guide borrowers through informed repayment decisions, taking into account their full financial situation and financial goals. Meagan joined Student Loan Planner in 2019 and has consulted on $128M of student loan debt for over 800 households.
 

139: Interview with prosthodontist & founder of Women in Dentistry: Work.Life.Balance, Dr. Effie Habsha

Listen to 139: Interview with prosthodontist & founder of Women in Dentistry: Work.Life.Balance, Dr. Effie Habsha

Dr. Effie Habsha earned her DDS, Diploma in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degrees from the University of Toronto. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Dentistry at the University of Rochester Medical Center and instructs both at the undergraduate and graduate level in Prosthodontics at U of T.  She is also the founder of Women in Dentistry: Work. Life. Balance, maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics in Toronto and lectures nationally and internationally.

138: Interview with dentist & co-director of the Midwest Implant Institute, Dr. Thomas Bilski

Listen to 138: Interview with dentist & co-director of the Midwest Implant Institute, Dr. Thomas Bilski

Dr. Bilski owns and operates a private practice in Independence, Ohio. He continues his pursuit to promote clinical awareness through educational courses focusing on emerging dental technology and trends for treatment devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty and health to the patient. He is an active member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Midwest Implant Institute as Co-Director, Certified CEREC Doctor & The United States Dental Institute.

137: Interview with diplomate with American Sleep and Breathing Academy, Dr. Suzanne Mericle

Listen to 137: Interview with diplomate with American Sleep and Breathing Academy, Dr. Suzanne Mericle

Suzanne R. Mericle, DMD, has been practicing for 29 years in her home-town on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia where she received her BS in Microbiology. She then attended dental school at the Medical College of Georgia and graduated in 1991 with honors. She has written several articles on Dental Sleep Medicine, Periodontal Disease, and several others on dental products. Dr. Mericle is a diplomat with ASBA, Qualifying Dentist with AADSM, and has her Fellowship with DOCS.

136: Interview with founder & ceo of Crowdspring, Ross Kimbarovsky

Listen to 136: Interview with founder & ceo of Crowdspring, Ross Kimbarovsky

Ross Kimbarovsky, founder and CEO at Crowdspring, where more than 220k experienced freelancers help agencies, small businesses and entrepreneurs with custom logo design, web design, graphic design, product design, and company naming services. Crowdspring has worked with the world’s best brands, including Amazon, LG, Starbucks, Microsoft, Barilla, Philips, and thousands of entrepreneurs, startups, and non-profits. Before founding Crowdspring, Ross practiced law for 13 years as a successful trial attorney.

135: Interview with dentist and military spouse, Dr. Maneesha Chigurupati

Listen to 135: Interview with dentist and military spouse, Dr. Maneesha Chigurupati

Dr. Maneesha Chigurupati is from Indiana but after being married to a Marine Officer she calls home wherever her family is together. For her undergraduate studies, she attended Purdue University and later attended Virginia Commonwealth University and earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Accompanying her husband on multiple moves over the past ten years, she has worked as a dentist in Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina and Hawaii. When not practicing dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her family.

134: Interview with dentists & founders of ASAP Pathway, Dr. Stacy Ochoa & Dr. Michelle Weddle

Listen to 134: Interview with dentists & founders of ASAP Pathway, Dr. Stacy Ochoa & Dr. Michelle Weddle

Dr. Stacy Ochoa graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Michelle Weddle graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Alongside a third partner, they developed a system for treating the pediatric airway and sleep pathway. They founded ASAP Pathway to teach other dentists how to implement in their practices.

133: Interview with dentist & practice owner, Dr. Maggie Augustyn

Listen to 133: Interview with dentist & practice owner, Dr. Maggie Augustyn

Dr. Maggie Augustyn graduated as University Scholar from Benedictine University with BA in Molecular Biology and went on to University of Illinois at Chicago to graduate with a DDS. 18 months following graduation, she began her life as co-owner of Happy Tooth in Elmhurst, IL. A transplant from Poland, she has struggled with depression and self image issues since 2nd grade. Her hobbies include volunteerism, art projects of any kind, non-fiction reading/writing and spending time with her husband and daughter.

132: Interview with general dentist and practice owner, Dr. Jennifer A. White

Listen to 132: Interview with general dentist and practice owner,  Dr. Jennifer A. White

Dr. Jennifer White has been the sole owner of Brite White Dental in Manton Michigan since December of 2013. Upon graduating from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2006, she moved to northern Michigan with her husband Dr. Benjamin Seymour, who is also a practicing dentist. She has two boys, Zach 8 and Zane 5 and has been a devoted Official Mommy Dentist in Business since fall 2018. She aspires to be a public speaker in the future and can often be found making MDIBs laugh with her custom memes.

131: Interview with speaker, trainer, consultant & threat assessment expert, Robert Martin

Listen to 131: Interview with speaker, trainer, consultant & threat assessment expert, Robert Martin

Robert Martin is one of the nation’s leading experts on violence prevention and threat assessment. During his 28-year career with the Los Angeles Police Department, he served as Commanding Officer of Detective Headquarters Division and Personnel Division. He founded the first Threat Management Unit in the country and was the recipient of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Service Excellence Award. He also guest lectures at the University of Southern California on issues related to domestic violence.

130: Interview with Information Technology Engineer & Consultant, Sam Munakl

Listen to 130: Interview with Information Technology Engineer & Consultant, Sam Munakl

Sam Munakl serves as the owner of Cytek, a cybersecurity firm located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He received his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering at Damascus University and continued his professional training by earning several Microsoft certifications including Microsoft Certified System Engineer and System Administrator. Sam is HIPAA Security Certified and earned his Master’s degree of Science in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland. Cybersecurity is his passion.

129: Interview with host of The Dental Marketer Podcast/Ground Marketer, Michael Arias

Listen to 129: Interview with host of The Dental Marketer Podcast/Ground Marketer, Michael Arias

If you’ve heard of Ground Marketing, then you’ve probably heard of the guy who coined that term: Michael Arias. Michael teaches you exactly that. He has been Ground Marketing for a little under a decade now and has mastered the way to get new patients from schools, clinics, day cares, senior homes, small business, banks, gyms, spas, restaurants and more locations all around your community! You can read, see and hear him execute these strategies on The Dental Marketer Podcast or www.thedentalmarketer.org

128: Interview with dental sleep medicine dentist, Dr. Angie Nauman

Listen to 128: Interview with dental sleep medicine dentist, Dr. Angie Nauman

Dr. Angie Nauman has been practicing dentistry since 2001 and is living her dream job. A dental graduate of the University of Nebraska, she is a constant student, learning new and innovative ways to provide care to her patients in Tulsa, OK. She has a special passion for dental sleep medicine and during COVID, she learned more about pediatric sleep management. She is a mom of 5 children and she and her husband enjoy spending time with their children riding 4-wheelers and teaching them life lessons.

127: Interview with founder of Local SEO Search, John Vuong

Listen to 127: Interview with founder of Local SEO Search, John Vuong

John Vuong is the owner and founder of Local SEO Search, a boutique agency from Toronto, Ontario. He studied finance at University in London, Ontario and spent the next several years working in print advertising, specifically with the printed directory market, including Yellow Pages. John focuses on helping small, service-based businesses rank on Google in their local market. He also works with a lot of local dentists to help new customers find them.