– Your Voices of Dentistry 2017 Hosts –

Alan Mead

Dr. Alan Mead started writing for dentists at “The Blogging Dentist” and it became obvious that honest and humorous content was appreciated by his dental colleagues.

He’s expounded on social media in the dental office, addiction and even medical marijuana! After finally meeting Dr. Jason Lipscomb on Facebook and in real life, Alan pestered him into starting a podcast. The rest is history!

Now he's ready to make history… AGAIN, with The Voices of Dentistry Summit… The world's FIRST dental podcaster C.E. event.

Mark Costes

Dr. Mark Costes is far from a typical dentist and dental coach. Since starting his career, he has been able to build an eight practice, multi-million dollar dental empire during some of the profession’s most challenging times.

Dr. Costes is founder of the Dental Success Institute where he coaches dentists and helps them to achieve their full potential, while recapturing their passion for dentistry. He is also the founder of the Horizon Schools of Dental Assisting which has experienced explosive growth and has expanded to over one hundred and fifty locations throughout the United States.  Dr. Costes is the International and #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of the bookPillars of Dental Success. His podcast The Dentalpreneur now has listenership from over 120 countries worldwide.

Shawn Van de Vyver

As the self proclaimed D.I.Y. Dentist, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver has figuratively cut his teeth on practice marketing and management by teaching himself.

As a result of his interest in technology, Dr. Van de Vyver has also incorporated automation and systemization into the operation of his offices, allowing double digit growth, multiple years in a row. He is creating a multiple practice operation and shares the basics on how he builds and combines practices to maximize profitability and provide high level service.

Jason Lipscomb

Dr. Jason T. Lipscomb is a Richmond,VA native but became part of the Fredericksburg community in early 2003. Dr. Lipscomb attended the Dental School at Virginia Commonwealth University where he also attended for his undergraduate degree.

Dr. Lipscomb and his staff take great care in offering the most comfortable environment possible. Dr. Lipscomb is a member of the ADA(American Dental Association) and the Virginia Dental Association. He has also completed several advanced education classes in orthodontics,implants and treatment of TMJ disorders.

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– Your Podcaster Lineup –

Alan Mead

Dr. Alan Mead is an odd duck. He realized pretty late in the game that he was a “creative type.” It started with writing. He created a monster website for his dental office (www.meadfamilydental.com) by blogging. He found that simply writing the way he talked to his patients came easily to him and it drove (and continues to drive) new patient flow.

Then, he started writing for dentists at “The Blogging Dentist” and it became obvious that honest and humorous content was appreciated by his dental colleagues.

He has been known to break into talks. Often times at dental conventions like the Michigan Dental Association annual session, The Western Regional Dental convention and the Metro Denver District meeting among others. He’s expounded on social media in the dental office, addiction and even medical marijuana!

Finally, he met Dr. Jason Lipscomb on Facebook and in real life and pestered him into starting a podcast. The rest is history!

As of July 2016, The Dental Hacks podcast has been downloaded over a half a million times and has over 120 “five star” reviews on iTunes. Listeners enjoy it for it’s real life humor, it’s engaging interviews and its massively entertaining round table…the Brain Trust.

Dr. Mead is a 1997 graduate of the University of Minnesota. He practices microscope enhanced general dentistry in Saginaw and lives on a horse farm with his wife and two boys. Most days he can be found listening to podcasts on his phone while feeding 14 assorted horses and a miniature donkey named “Floyd.”

Russell Kirk

Dr. Kirk began practicing in Lebanon, Tennessee, July 2002. In 2005, Dr. Kirk was mobilized to active duty. He closed his private practice to serve as the staff Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at the United States Military Hospital Kuwait in conjunction with Expeditionary Medical Facility Dallas. He returned home and re-opened his practice in March of 2006. He opened a second office in Mount Juliet in 2007. Plans for renovations to this facility are underway.

While maintaining his schedule at the office, Dr. Kirk remains very active in the United States Navy Reserve. Dr. Kirk was promoted to the rank of Captain in June 2013. He is currently the Senior Executive for Expeditionary Medical Facility Great Lakes One.

Dr. Kirk also remains active in hospital, dental and civic activities in the surrounding community. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, Nashville Dental Society, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Diplomate of American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

Jonathan VanHorn

Jonathan VanHorn, CPA/ABV is the founder of DentistMetrics – a CPA firm and business coaching company for dentists – and host of the Start Your Dental Practice Podcast.

Start Your Dental Practice is dedicated to helping soon to be and new dentists understand the complexities of the dental business.  Each week the podcast showcases elite dentists and consultants to share their stories on how they succeeded (and sometimes failed) in the dental industry.

David Maloley

Dr. David Maloley received his bachelor's degree and D.D.S. from the University of Nebraska.  He completed a AEGD residency at Ft. Jackson, S.C. and then served an additional 4 years as an Army Dental Officer overseas in Germany and Italy. He founded Vail Valley Dental Care in 2009 and launched the Relentless Dentist Podcast in 2013. He enjoys reading, cycling, skiing, travel, and all things related to entrepreneurship. Dr. Dave lives with his wife, Karah, and 6 year-old son, Bennett in Vail, Colorado.

Joshua Austin

Joshua Austin, DDS maintains a full time restorative dentistry private practice in San Antonio, Texas. He is an editorial director and columnist for Dental Economics focusing on dental products and technology. Dr. Austin lectures around the country to study clubs and dental meetings about these topics along with online reputation management and social media. Dr. Austin is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School and spent five years post graduation as faculty in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. His approach to his “Pearls for your Practice” column is a fresh approach in today's commercial driven dental journalism. When you read a “Pearl,” rest assured that you are getting an honest evaluation of a product, which was used by Dr. Austin in clinical practice on a patient.

 

Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs’ passion is helping Dentists and Team Members develop their ideal practice. Specializing in a patient-centered approach, his unique, in-depth knowledge of the elements of a successful practice has helped thousands of dental offices thrive in today’s changing business environment. Gary’s courses have helped many Dentists develop a thriving practice that ultimately provides personal, professional and financial satisfaction.

Although Gary is not a Dentist, he owns a dental practice in Phoenix, AZ in partnership with Dr. Paul Nielson. His practice is called Life Smiles Dental Care and this practice serves as a learning and teaching laboratory for Gary to ‘test’ concepts that he can apply in his teaching. Nothing academic or ivory tower in Gary’s courses, rather real-world solutions that have been tested and proven.

In addition to maintaining an active speaking schedule, Gary has published over 350 articles on practice management topics in professional publications. His articles have been published in leading journals including Dentistry Today, AGD Impact, Chairside, Dental Business Today, AACD Journal, Dental Economics. and many state journals. Gary also publishes a written blog titled, Keep Smiling!

Gabe Olson

Gabe started in the Dental world as a Dental assistant on board the USS Tortuga in 1991. Self described as a lousy assistant, he moved on to formal training in dental equipment service and was stationed in Rhode Island keeping all the Navy clinics in New England running smooth. In 1997 he went to work for a dental supply company in as a territory sales rep. In 2003 he relocated the family back to his home town in South Dakota and is currently a territory sales rep.

Grant Ritchey

Prism Podcast

Jason Lipscomb

Dr. Jason T. Lipscomb is a Richmond,VA native but became part of the Fredericksburg community in early 2003. Dr. Lipscomb attended the Dental School at Virginia Commonwealth University where he also attended for his undergraduate degree.

Dr. Lipscomb and his staff take great care in offering the most comfortable environment possible. Dr. Lipscomb is a member of the ADA(American Dental Association) and the Virginia Dental Association. He has also completed several advanced education classes in orthodontics,implants and treatment of TMJ disorders.

Shawn Van de Vyver

As the self proclaimed D.I.Y. Dentist, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver has figuratively cut his teeth on practice marketing and management by teaching himself.

Dr. Van de Vyver graduated from the University of Michigan School, of Dentistry in 2006. After failed positions as an associate, he decided to pursue dentistry from a different direction and purchased his first practice. As a result of his interest in technology, Dr. Van de Vyver has also incorporated automation and systemization into the operation of his offices, allowing double digit growth, multiple years in a row. He is creating a multiple practice operation and shares the basics on how he builds and combines practices to maximize profitability and provide high level service.

With a keen interest on digital and internet marketing, Shawn brings a wealth of “in the trenches” knowledge and experience when it comes to promotion and practice marketing, especially in the areas of website building, automation, digital integration, Facebook marketing, and Google pay per click.

Jon Rogers

Jon is a 2006 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and has always wanted to excel in his dental practice.  He has completed more than 1000 hours of continuing education including traveling abroad to train on dental implant therapy.  Jon is passionate about research and evidence-based practice and is not afraid to question the routines that dentists get into over a career.  You can often find him reading a journal during his lunch break.

Chris Griffin

Chris is an unapologetic advocate for the solo private practitioner in dentistry.

 After cutting his workweek to 3 days In 2008 he founded Capacity Academy to teach his concepts of clinical efficiency and practice productivity.  Dentists from all over North America have traveled to tiny Ripley to observe “the most efficient man in dentistry.”  His teaching style, which includes a mixture of laid back southern hospitality and hardcore practice efficiency training has proven a winning combination for hundreds of attendees.

Bilal Saib

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Bilal Saib brings more than twenty years of dental experience in cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry. Before opening Chapel Hill Advanced Dentistry, Dr. Saib did two general practice residencies in hospital dentistry, and he served on the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill while he completed his prosthodontics teaching fellowship. His love for the world took him to Moscow, Russia for a few years where he worked for a private American practice.

Dr. Saib is a leader in the dental community. He gives lectures and presentations on the subject of dentistry locally and internationally. He has served as President of his local Durham-Orange County Dental Society in North Carolina, and presently is on the Board of Advisors of his local Seattle Study Club and NuImage Advanced Education Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2011, he received an award as America’s Top Dentist in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry. Dr. Saib believes that you never stop being a student. He has spent many years in advanced postgraduate dental study in prestigious institutions like the Pankey Institute and continues ongoing significant continuing education courses.

Dr. Saib lives in Raleigh with his wife, Tina and his two children, Maya and Adam. Dr. Saib has a black belt in tae kwon do. He is also an avid runner and cyclist and has completed two IronMan competitions. If time was not an issue, Dr. Saib would be a food critic, as he is a self-proclaimed foodie.

Tarun Agarwal

Dr. Tarun Agarwal represents the next generation of leadership for the dental profession. As a respected speaker, author and opinion leader, he is changing the way general dentists practice. His common sense approach to business, dedication to clinical excellence, integration of technology and down to earth demeanor has made him a recognized educator.

Jeffrey Allen Smith

Actor, director, graphic designer, drummer— cat-enthusiast. Jeff is a Rapid City, SD native who currently works for Dr. Justin Moody as Director of Business Development. His responsibilities include graphic design, website development, marketing, podcast production and the business development of all of Justin’s dental practices across the Midwest. Jeff is brand new to the dentistry world, having been hired by Dr. Moody in December 2015. He is thrilled to be apart of Dentists, Implants and Worms and will revel in his role as the designated “normal person” on the show. Jeff has a heavy background in graphic design and theatre. He has been hooked on theatre since he was a Junior at Central High School in 2003. Jeff graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre Arts and Graphic Design in December 2009. Since acting in his first play in high school, Jeff has gone onto act and direct in more than 40 theatrical productions. He has also done various film and voice-over work. Beginning with his first computer, Jeff was completely self-taught in graphic design until he pursued a higher education in college. While in college, Jeff successfully started his own graphic design business (which he still runs today!) called Vita Opus! (latin for “Live Art”).Fun fact: Jeff has a slight obsession with cats. He has two Maine Coon/Tabby mixes, Athena and Puck, who have been by his side since they were just a couple of weeks old.

 

Lance Timmerman

Meet Aesthetic Dental Pioneer – Dr. Lance TimmermanAs a leader in the dental industry, Dr. Lance Timmerman is constantly striving toward expanding the skills, techniques, and knowledge implemented in modern patient care. His innovative methods have positioned him as one of the most prestigious experts in dental aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry in America.

Dr. Timmerman has studied with some of the world’s most renowned and respected oral care educators. He has completed advanced care courses with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the Kois Center, Nobel Biocare Implant Institute, Dentspa, and Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics. Each year, he completes hundreds of hours of continuing education training to further his precision as a master in his field.

With over 200 hours of training in dental implants, Dr. Timmerman has risen to become one of the top dental implant providers along the West Coast. His private practice provides extensive dental implant services, along with traditional and adjunctive aesthetic services. His patient care options include options like full mouth reconstruction, sleep apnea therapy, orthodontics, and advanced functional occlusion treatments.

Dr. Timmerman is often asked to teach other dentists the methods he has learned over the years as well, and is sought after worldwide. Travel has become a hobby and he is proud to share his knowledge as he sees the world.

His down to earth style, sometimes funny, allows other dentists to feel comfortable in asking for help. Since he received help from his mentors, he considers it an honor and privilege to share his expertise, whether regarding sleep apnea, dental implants, or cosmetic dentistry. He especially enjoys speaking in front of dental school students, as that brings back many great memories (and some not-so-great).

Mark Costes

Dr. Mark Costes is far from a typical dentist and dental coach. Since starting his career, he has been able to build an eight practice, multi-million dollar dental empire during some of the profession’s most challenging times.

But Dr. Costes’s journey was not without its setbacks.  In fact, he credits much of his success to the fact that he made more mistakes in his first year of private practice ownership than most dentists make in an entire career. What separated him from the masses, however, was the fact that he viewed each failure and roadblock as a learning experience and an opportunity to improve his business and life. This philosophy, as well as his decision to model the world’s most successful marketers and dentists, has led him to where he is today.

Dr. Costes is founder of the Dental Success Institute where he coaches dentists and helps them to achieve their full potential, while recapturing their passion for dentistry. He is also the founder of the Horizon Schools of Dental Assisting which has experienced explosive growth and has expanded to over one hundred and fifty locations throughout the United States.  Dr. Costes is the International and #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of the bookPillars of Dental Success. His podcast The Dentalpreneur now has listenership from over 120 countries worldwide.

Mark and his wife Leslie have three sons; Bryce, Brendan and Brady. They live in Prescott , AZ.

Wes Mullins

Wes is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 2003 and University of Tennessee General Practice residency in 2004.  He maintains a private practice and is an instructor and attending for UT Medical Center.  Wes has attained fellowship status in the AGD and continues to train to learn advanced techniques.  He has over 13 years experience with dental implant placement and complex restorations.  Wes has always been on the cutting edge of technology in his practice and in his life and he brings this knowledge to the table on the podcast.

Jayme Amos

Jayme Amos is the founder of Ideal Practices, Dentistry’s elite Startup-Practice consulting firm. He and his team work with a limited number of private practice dentists each year to open highly successful new practices.

He is the bestselling author of Choosing the Right Practice Location, host of the Ideal Practices Podcast, founder of HowToOpenADentalOffice.com and creator of the Startup Practice Blueprint Course.

He’s the overly proud dad of two and husband to his wife Lisa. Together, he and Lisa are passionate about giving back and serving people in need overseas.

Michael DiTolla

As a dentist who practiced within the largest lab in the U.S., Michael DiTolla, DDS, FAGD has access to tens of thousands of doctor's preps and impressions on a monthly basis and has an intimate knowledge of the common habits of the dentists getting the best restorative results. As a self-proclaimed “average dentist”, Dr. DiTolla has developed techniques that provide exceptional restorative results with a very average set of hands. His mission is to share these techniques with dentists to help them improve their preps, impressions and restorations.

Justin Moody

Dr.  Justin Moody is the fifth generation to be raised on the Moody family ranch in Northwest Nebraska.  He attended the University of Nebraska and received his doctorate at the University of Oklahoma College of dentistry.  He returned to his hometown of Crawford Nebraska upon graduation in 1997 where he opened his first practice, today he owns and operates 6 offices in 2 states.  Since graduation Dr. Moody has been active in continuing education and implant dentistry and in 2008 he limited his practice to the field of dental implants.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, a Diplomate, Master and Fellow with the International Congress of Oral Implantology,  Fellow and Associate Fellow with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Adjunct Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center,  Kois Center Mentor and a member of the Dentistry Today Implant Advisory Board.  Dr. Moody is in private practice, lectures and teaches internationally as well as having his own institute located in Rapid City South Dakota. BUT…….. His new love is Podcasting and you can find him on the “Dentists, Implants and Worms” podcast.

Michelle Strange

Michelle began her career in dentistry in 2000 as an orthodontic assistant.  In 2005, she graduated from Trident Technical College’s Dental Hygiene Program.  Since, she has practiced exclusively in periodontics as a hygienist and surgical assistant.  In 2008, she received her Bachelor’s in Health Science from the Medical University of South Carolina and accepted a position as an adjunct faculty member at Trident Technical College’s Dental Hygiene Program.  She received her Master’s degree in Dental Hygiene Education in 2012 from the University of Bridgeport’s Fones School of Dental Hygiene.  Michelle continues to expand her career in dental hygiene education and is proud to serve as the current chairman on the Advisory Committee for Trident Technical College.  She has had a continued roll in her local and national hygiene association and in 2012 presented her thesis research on Oral Care for Critically Ill Patient’s in the ICU at the American Dental Hygiene Association’s national meeting for Lifelong Learning.   Michelle’s career philosophy stems from her passion in education.  She believes that teaching her patients how to maintain their oral health is one of the most important aspects of her career and enjoys the time she spends with her patients, getting to know their oral health goals and encouraging them to reach those goals. This philosophy helped to create her most current role in dentistry, lead educator for TePe Oral Health Care. She also is co-hosting a podcast, “A Tale of Two Hygienists”, that was created to rejuvenate and educate dental hygienists.

Andrew Johnston

Andrew Johnston, RDH graduated from the YVCC Dental Hygiene Program in 2009. He also has a B.S. in Business Management and currently working towards his MBA-IT. First and foremost, Andrew is a husband and a father. He currently resides in Vancouver, Washington working 40+ hrs/wk seeing patients doing traditional and restorative hygiene. He especially loves placing composites, delivering local anesthesia, and working on innovative ways to increase patient compliance! When he has time to get away, Andrew is a regular lecturer at dental hygiene programs, study clubs, local components, and regional conferences throughout the USA. In 2012 he partnered up with Dental Development Seminars to teach their Hands-On Local Anesthesia Course to hygienists while simultaneously serving the needy in Guatemala. His current passion is the wildly popular dental hygiene podcast that he co-hosts with Michelle Strange called, “A Tale of Two Hygienists” in which he is able to interview the best and brightest stars in dental hygiene and get it in the ear holes of hygienists world-wide!

Richard Low

Shared Practices: Your Roadmap to Dental Practice Ownership Success

Anissa Holmes

Delivering WOW! Voted one of the “Top 25 Women in Dentistry” by Dental Products Report, Dr. Anissa Holmes has effectively mastered the skill of the use of Social Media, with a Facebook following of over 50,000 fans. As a practicing dentist, social media strategist, author, podcaster, and speaker, Dr. Holmes shows dentists exactly how to create a profitable, thriving dental practice which has motivated, inspired team members and patients who are raving fans. She does this by providing actionable steps to help dentists develop their business culture, systems, and brand. She also teaches Facebook strategy which focuses on maximizing your ROI. Dr. Holmes is the host of the top iTunes podcast, The Delivering WOW Dental Podcast, and is also the author of the book, “Delivering WOW: How Dentists Can Build a Fascinating Brand and Achieve More, While Working Less!”