Innovators in Dentistry

The Future of Dentistry
Belongs to the Innovators

Innovation begins with belief. Below is a list of innovators that have stepped up and pioneered positive change in dentistry.  Let their stories and insights empower you to be the change you want to see.

 Together, let’s challenge the status quo, embrace the unknown, and create a brighter future for dentistry.

Dr. Richard Low

Dr. Low started the Shared Practices Podcast as a roadmap for dentists to find and grow the right dental practice for them.   

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Dr. Ilan Abramowitz  

Residing in sunny Florida, I have established my orthodontic practice for over 17 years. Beyond crafting beautiful smiles, I find immense joy in family moments

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Dr. Kareem Osman

Through personal stories and reflections, Dr. Kareem Osman emphasizes the importance of core values, the need for a shift in mindset within the dental profession,

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Elijah Desmond

Elijah Desmond, a motivational speaker and entrepreneur in the dental industry, discusses the importance of authenticity, taking risks, and following one’s passions. Elijah emphasizes the

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Karan Nijhawan

Karan Nijhawan helps entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants host profitable retreats and “micro-events”. If you have knowledge that can help people overcome challenges, retreats might be the

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Dr. Ingrid Murra

Dr. Ingrid Murra is a Harvard-trained Orthodontist as well as Founder and CEO of Two Front—a digital orthodontic clinic for dentists that puts the clear

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Dr. Kris Volcheck

Dr. Volcheck’s journey reflects a passion for comprehensive oral healthcare for underserved communities, and he anticipates increased collaboration and innovation within the nonprofit sector in

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Jeff Buske

I am the founder and creator of The Limitless Dentist Academy. Our focus is on reducing stress, overwhelm and burnout, so that you can “Have

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Laura Nelson

An intimate look into Laura Nelson’s journey as an entrepreneur and her dedication to making a positive impact in the dental industry. Her humility, commitment

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Dr. Victoria Peterson

Dr. Victoria Peterson, the CEO of Productive Dentist Academy (PDA), delves into the topic of building investment-grade dental practices and offers her perspective on the

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Dr. Laura Brenner

After her blog post, “10 Reasons Your Dentist Probably Hates You Too,” went viral, she began connecting with dental professionals around the world who wanted

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Dino Watt

Dino Watt is a highly regarded business consultant and visionary leader dedicated to guiding entrepreneurs on a transformative journey from the confines of mediocrity to

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Elaine Rodriguez

Elaine Rodriguez, aka “Laser Boss of Dentistry” shares her journey in dentistry, starting as a dental assistant at 18 years old.

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Susan Leckowicz

Susan is most passionate about working with doctors and their teams in creating connection,
clarity, and trust with patients in their care.

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Brandi Hooker Evans

Do you know anyone that simply loves to be a dental hygienist? Meet Brandi Hooker Evans from Idaho, USA. Brandi is an international speaker and

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Joshua Scott

Joshua Scott, the founder of Studio 88 dental marketing agency, shares insights into his journey as an entrepreneur, the core values that drive his business,

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Allison Lacoursiere

Allison Lacoursiere, discusses various aspects of the dental industry, entrepreneurship, worthiness, and personal growth. Throughout the interview, she emphasize the power of community, the importance

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Dr. Chad Duplantis

Dr. Duplantis ​received his D.D.S. from UTHSC San Antonio in 1999 and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry  program at Baylor College of Dentistry

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Dr. Len Tau

Len lectures nationally and internationally on using internet marketing, social media, and reputation marketing to make dental offices more visible and credible as well as

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Dr. Emily Letran

Dr Emily Letran is a serial entrepreneur,  CEO of multiple dental practices, and private coach to many professionals. As an international speaker, she has been

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Ryan Vet

Ryan Vet, founder of Speaking Consulting Network (SCN) engages in a comprehensive discussion on entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership within the dental industry. Vet shares his

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Dr. Chad Johnson

Dr. Chad Johnson opens up about his experiences and challenges in the field of dentistry. The discussion covers various topics, including the dark times in

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Rebecka Clark

Rebecka Clark’s programs highlight the benefits of utilizing an allied healthcare team to provide both recovery and preventative orofacial care services in the office and

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Portrait of Dr. Anissa Holmes, a dental innovator committed to excellence in dentistry.

Dr. Anissa Holmes

Dr. Anissa Holmes is the founder of DentalFlix, a leading provider of dental education, offering a comprehensive library of training courses, videos, and tutorials.

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Aaron Hoffman

During his Senior year of high school in 1993, Aaron Hoffman did an apprenticeship at Sunflower Dental Studio in Topeka, Kansas founded in 1981.  

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Dr. Walter Kostrzewski

Coach Kay emphasizes the importance of rethinking the patient experience and creating a positive atmosphere in dental offices. His message to fellow dentists is clear:

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Dr. Laura Schwindt

Dr. Laura Schwindt’s story exemplifies the power of embracing one’s true calling and the transformational impact of coaching. Her journey from dentist to life coach

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Shannon Blackmon

Meet Shannon Blackmon, your financial well-being expert! As a CFP® and Portfolio Advisor at Thomas Doll, Shannon is on a mission to transform how you

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Dr. Angela Mulrooney

Dr. Angela Mulrooney, aka “The Arsonist”, is a global speaker, best-selling author, personal branding expert on LinkedIn, and serial entrepreneur. She is the master at

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Dr. Eric Roman 

Dr Eric J Roman started his professional journey as a dentist but soon became the CEO of several fast-growing, multi-location dental groups that generated over

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Dr. Tom Reed

I am a 1991 graduate Miami University with BA in Economics and 1995 graduate of Northwestern University Dental School. I went on to Complete a

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Dr. Allison House

Dr. Allison House highlights her remarkable journey as a dentist and leader in dentistry. Her story reflects resilience, growth, and a deep commitment to making

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Tiffany Wuebben

As the Founder and CEO of The Hygienepreneur, Tiffany Cavazos, RDH is a published Author and Speaker and is dedicated to serving the dental community in

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Melissa Turner

Melissa K. Turner is a sought-after fractional executive, consultant, dynamic speaker and top millennial content creator

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Dr. Alan Stern

Alan works with dentists who want to create a workplace that is productive & profitable and a life that is rewarding and meaningful.

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Loren King

Loren King an International Speaker who brings awareness to topics like Human Trafficking, Airway Health & Dental Hygiene Performance. She is a Published Author, Registered Dental Hygienist

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Dr. Laura Mach

Dr Mach is also a national speaker who lectures on interoffice communication and also treating transgender patients.

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David Harris

David is a licensed private investigator, a Forensic Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

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Darin Acopan

Darin Acopan, EVP/Partner at DEO (Dental Entrepreneur Organization), discusses scaling and growing dental practices. Throughout the conversation, he touches on various topics related to mindset,

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Ken Kaufman

Ken Kaufman thrives as an executive in high-growth organizations; since 2004, Ken has served in CFO and President/CFO roles in venture capital and private equity-backed

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Dr. Glenn Vo

Dr. Vo coaches Professionals across the country and helps them become thought leaders in their Industry.

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Gary Bird

Gary Bird is a marketing CEO and compulsive entrepreneur. He founded and leads the dental marketing agency SMC, which uses a data-heavy approach to help

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Lori Bulloch

Listen up, friends! Here’s a Hygienist who, after three decades in dentistry, became a certified Yoga Instructor and Natural Health Educator. Meet Lori Bulloch, a

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Katherine Eitel Belt

Katherine Eitel Belt discusses the significance of embracing imperfection and taking action. Drawing from her personal experiences, Katherine shares how her own perfectionism held her

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Vanessa Emerson

Recognized as a business strategist and influencer, Vanessa Emerson, FDSI mentors professionals in business development and strategy, marketing, and event management. She is

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Dr. William Moorhead

Always looking for new and powerful solutions, Dr. Moorhead not only solves complex management issues in his practice but shares them with other dentists and

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Dr. David Moffet

Dr. David Moffet is the creator of The Ultimate Patient Experience™ – a simple, effective way to increase the number of patients you see, the

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Samantha Jones

Samantha Jones discusses the importance of recognizing blind spots in the dental industry and the need for training and knowledge in business tools that dentists

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Dr. Jennifer Bell

Dr. Bell is a frequent contributor to leading dental publications, speaks on a variety of relevant and timely topics, and co-hosts a popular, weekly dental

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Laura Nadler

Laura J Nadler is an international speaker who knows a strong brand story is the key to attracting the patients you want.

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Dr. Travis Campbell

Dr. Campbell offers practical insights for dentists looking to navigate the evolving landscape of the industry, embrace failure as a catalyst for growth, and find

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Dr. Maggie Augustyn

This profound conversation between Shawn and Maggie serves as an inspiring reminder that vulnerability, authenticity, and connection have the power to transform lives and create

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Anne Duffy

Anne Duffy is the Founder and CEO of Dental Entrepreneur Woman. During her 45 years in dentistry, Anne Duffy realized something important was missing: Women

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Callie Ward

Being able to balance work and family wasn’t always easy and now she is loving being a DASH to her three grandchildren.

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Dr. Avi Patel

Dr. Avi is a general dentist, content creator, educator and entrepreneur. 

He grew up in Jacksonville, FL and attended the University of Central Florida where he

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Grace Rizza

In this episode Grace Rizza emphasizes the need for realistic expectations, authenticity, and a focus on long-term strategies. Grace encourages dentists to choose their brand

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Minal Sampat

Minal Sampat is a Best-Selling Author, Marketing Strategist, Social Media Coach, and Dental Hygienist. She was born in India, grew up in the U.S. Virgin

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