Women Are a Powerhouse at 42 North Dental

Over one-third of its 80-plus supported practices are female led Among the more than 200,000 dentists working in dentistry in the U.S. today, 34.5% are female according to the ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI). That percentage is growing as the demographics of the dental industry continue to shift.  Forty years ago, just 7% of dental school graduates in the U.S. were women, according to HPI, and that percentage is up to 49% in recent years. So how do dental groups and practices recruit, attract and retain female dentists and female leaders?  42 North Dental, a DSO supporting dental practices in …

Public Outreach via Teledentistry

How one dental group practice used a teledentistry initiative to strengthen its ties to the community – and increase patient volume in the process. Paul Labbe, DDS, is big on community outreach. He’s constantly looking for ways to bring his group practice out into the local towns, neighborhoods, and schools. For instance, through teledentistry, the Planet Dental Texas team created a public health initiative for kids in the local school districts in Loredo, Texas. Through coordination with the school nurse and principal, Planet Dental team members would usually set up in the school nurse’s office to conduct the screening. They …

Company Culture

5 core areas of culture you might be missing By Sarah Ruberg In work society today, people are putting much more value in a company’s culture than ever before. This is seen during interviewing, where almost all of our interviewees ask, “What is your company culture like?” Individuals are looking for a place where they feel a sense of belonging and are willing to make compromises for it. Some are willing to take a reduction in salary if they feel as though they’ve found a company with a good culture that they want to grow with. Beyond hiring, having a …

The Sweet Spot

Mary Pham has built her group practice from the ground up by tackling tough clinical cases and a saturated marketplace. Mary Pham’s entrepreneurial spirit began at a young age. “Business is in my blood a little bit.”  Her parents were entrepreneurs. While growing up in Mobile, Alabama, Pham’s mom started her own nail salon. She would open five locations before eventually selling the business. Pham saw the everyday sacrifices her parents made to balance business and family responsibilities. When Pham turned 12, she started working at one of the locations. “I really loved working with different customers and just getting …

A Watershed Moment for the Dental Industry

By Emmet Scott, President, Association of Dental Support Organizations Exciting times are ahead for the ADSO and the dental industry at large. As ADSO continues to grow its membership of dental support organizations and the dental industry, our association has also been hard at work designing membership options to meet the needs of emerging and DSOs of all sizes. We are continuing our successful monthly membership calls, where DSO leaders provide valuable insights, and introducing new ways for members to learn and network with peers in an online environment. One of our signature learning and networking events, Boldly Evolving Dentistry, …

Tender Care

How one group practice owner’s desire to provide opportunity has empowered young women in her community By Graham Garrison Ever since she was a young child, Dr. Beatriz De La Roche wanted to become a dentist. The reason? Fear. “I’m the biggest chicken at the dentist,” she said. “I’m not a good patient.” Dr. De La Roche was so terrified that she actually hit her childhood dentist during one visit. Rather than stay afraid, however, the experience motivated Dr. De La Roche. “My mother made me apologize. So my apology was this: When I grow up, I’m going to be …

The Way Forward

Charting a course for more women in industry leadership roles By Lori Noga, DMD, Founder & CEO of Tranquility Dental Wellness Working in a male-dominated space is not a new dynamic to me. Before I entered dentistry, I worked as an actuary, navigating my career through corporate America. Medicine appealed to me. But so did work/life balance. I wanted to be able to have a career but also have flexibility to spend time with my family and kids. Ultimately that was a determining factor in choosing to enroll at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. This was over …

Women Leaders in Dentistry

Welcome to Efficiency in Group Practice’s celebration of Women Entrepreneurs and Executives in Group Dentistry. These leaders come from across the United States and Canada with different backgrounds and serve different roles in the dental space. We hope you enjoy reading about their leadership experiences, lessons and hopes for the future. Aman Kaur, DDS CEO AiM Dental Alliance Kansas City, Mo. Dr. Kaur is the CEO of AiM Dental Alliance and has added over 20 practices in the past year. With 18 years of experience in the dental industry, she has worked with multiple DSOs over her career in various …

Benefiting the Community

“Dr. Tiff” leads, expands Atlanta area’s Polish Dental Centers through the pandemic  By Daniel Beaird and Graham Garrison Dr. Tiffany Jamison-Rand is the owner and CEO of Polish Dental Centers, a group of general and cosmetic dental practices serving the Atlanta area. Known as “Dr. Tiff,” she has been named a top dentist by The Atlantan Magazine and Jezebel Magazine. Dr. Jamison-Rand has been a general dentist for over 13 years and specializes in high-end cosmetic and complex restorative dental procedures. After graduating dental school in 2007, she did her residency in New York City, and practiced as an associate …

Industry news

3 minority oral health professional unite to form Diverse Dental Society (DDS)  The Diverse Dental Society (DDS) is a new entity comprised of three culturally diverse organizations: the Hispanic Dental Association, the National Dental Association, and the Society of American Indian Dentists. These groups celebrate their rich and diverse cultures and share a common mission to address unmet needs in under-resourced communities and leverage their collective impact to eliminate disparities and increase health and oral health equity. DDS promotes inter-professional collaboration and considers the integration of oral health throughout the healthcare infrastructure as essential for a healthier nation. To support …