Samantha Jones began her career in dentistry at the age of 16. Her passion for communication and relationship building blossomed over the course of her 27 year career in dentistry. Sam became a dental practice manager in her 20’s, developing administrative strategies to grow both the practice and the people within it. Sam co-founded her first company, Compass Dental Practice Solutions in 2018, offering dental professionals the same support, knowledge and strategies that founded her own success. While launching Compass, Sam also served as chief operations officer for a small dental group, where she worked daily in the practices. This experience has enabled her to develop the administrative and clinical systems and solutions that are being utilized in hundreds of practices across the country today.
Samantha understands that the experience of working in the practice provided invaluable experience and insight into the daily challenges dental teams face today. Sam understands the business of dentistry and is pleased to be an asset to the success of owners growing their solo practice entities into multi-practice entities. In recent years, she has done her own research and development around the deep roots of the challenges her clients truly face. What she found was that challenges are often an outcome of distraction and living our days unintentionally and without clear direction. This got her curious about the behaviours that drive us. “Where do those come from”, she asked herself, so she decided to study the brain a bit.
Samantha completed a certification in applied neurosciences she could better understand the functions of the brain and how they impact our interactions every single day. She decided that what she had learned was so important to share, that she made a pivot, and launched her second company Cre8wise Movement in late 2022, and is now focused on facilitating insights, direction and movement in people’s lives and businesses using evidence based brain science to help others effectively and thoughtfully Cre8wise movement towards a life they will love.
She’s known as an influencer and leader of thought in the area of intentional communication, dental business operations & organization, relationship building, team development and empowering leaders. She is also the CEO and founder of Wow Readiness Program, a career readiness program that provides resources and job placement for underserved women. She is an expert advisor with Accelerate Dental, and a member of the Dental Speaker Institute, Dental Speakers Bureau and Dental Entrepreneur Women’s Network.
Embrace a growth mindset: Recognize that in order to create a life you love and achieve greater impact, it’s essential to adopt a growth mindset. Be open to learning, seeking new opportunities, and continuously improving yourself and your team’s skills.
Challenge scarcity and fear-based thinking: Dentistry can be filled with fear and scarcity mindsets. Take control of your mindset and shift it from scarcity to abundance. Recognize that you can make a positive impact, create wealth, and lead a fulfilling life in the dental industry. Challenge the fear that hinders progress and strive for a proactive, accountable mindset.
Prioritize people and processes: To innovate and thrive in dentistry, focus on both the people and process aspects of your practice. Cultivate strong relationships with your team and patients while also implementing efficient systems and innovative practices. Balancing these elements will contribute to the success and growth of your practice.
Take care of your mindset: When faced with self-doubt, imposter syndrome, or negative thoughts, develop exercises to manage your mindset. Engage in activities that bring you joy, such as writing or any creative outlet that allows you to process and release negative thoughts. Practice self-care and create a supportive environment for yourself, which will positively impact your professional and personal life.
Step into vulnerability and authenticity: Embrace vulnerability and authenticity as powerful tools for connection and growth. Share your own stories and experiences, allowing others to see your true self. By being vulnerable, you create an environment where others feel safe to do the same. This fosters deep connections and trust, leading to meaningful transformations in your relationships and business.