Mommy Dentists in Business

Dr. Grace Yum

Dr. Grace Yum, founder of Yummy Dental and Orthodontics,

shares the secrets to her success in balancing motherhood and her growing business interests in dental, real estate and beyond.

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Introducing the Founder of Mommy Dentists In Business Podcast. Dr. Grace Yum has quietly become one of the highest profile pediatric dentists in Chicago and beyond. She is in a small pool of less than 5% of all dentists who become certified in pediatrics. She founded and built Yummy Dental & Orthodontics for Kids into a leader in its category. Find out why she wanted to showcase this podcast for mommy dentists and for others who may be interested. We welcome you to subscribe. Thanks for listening

Nov 2017

7 min 58 sec

In this podcast, a surprise co-host interviews Dr. Grace Yum, the founder of Yummy Dental & Orthodontics for Kids. Dr. Yum shares pearls of wisdom based on her experience, that is designed to help moms be successful in their careers and in their lives more broadly. She also shares secrets to her success in balancing motherhood and her growing business.

Nov 2017

26 min 15 sec

We interview acupuncturist and founder of Harmony Health, Kelly Lee Whiteside. She is a dual board certified acupuncturist specializing in Oriental Medicine with a focus in reproductive health, fertility, and pregnancy. She is an advocate for patient education and for optimal wellness. Kelly Lee was also a patient who has experienced a long and difficult journey of trying to conceive; experiencing multiple miscarriages and going through multiple rounds of IVF cycles, to ultimately give birth to her family.

Nov 2017

33 min 37 sec

We interview personal stylist and founder of BeClothesMinded, Heidy Best. She has been organizing closets, personal shopping, and wardrobe styling in Chicago since 2001. Career highlights have included styling various episodes for the Oprah Winfrey Show, creating head-to-toe looks for global ad campaigns, and speaking to organizations on the importance of creating the perfect wardrobe. Visit Heidy's website at beclothesminded.com

Nov 2017

47 min 23 sec

Today we interview the CEO and Founder of PediaSource, Hema Trukenbrod. PediaSource is a Chicago based technology healthcare startup. For 20 years she has used her passion and her work as a pediatric Sensory Integration therapist to transfer her skills into the world of social impact and leadership. PediaSource is a first of its kind technology platform that provides parents with easy access to experts in Child and Teen Behavior, Development and Learning via the phone. Visit pediasource.com

Nov 2017

43 min 34 sec

In this episode, we interview mommy dentist and practice owner, Dr. Megan Bradley of Crosby, Texas. She will talk about how she began her dental career, about the purchase of her practice and her experience in hiring dental consultants. Dr. Bradley attended the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, and graduated as Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2010. She has a passion for helping patients and is especially sensitive to the needs of those patients with very real dental anxiety. Visit smilesbydrbradley.com

Dec 2017

33 min 59 sec

Emily L. Arch, MD is a board-certified dermatologist and diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. She grew up in New York and completed her undergraduate education at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She pursued her medical education at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY, followed by a medical internship at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Dr. Arch completed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, serving as Chief Resident her final year.

Dec 2017

33 min 3 sec

Dr. Nathan Ho has a passion for dentistry, with his main focus on comprehensive dental care. After attending the University of Texas at Arlington for his undergrad, Dr. Ho was accepted to Baylor College of Dentistry where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree. Currently, he is running his two dental practices with his business partner, as well as his job site, DentalJobs247.com, and his facebook group, Dental WinWin.

Dec 2017

32 min 27 sec

Jenny Sloan is a pre/post natal certified personal trainer and has over 15 years of experience working with clients in and around the Chicagoland area. Jenny is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and uses her energetic personality and devotion to make exercise fun and rewarding so that it can become less of a chore, and part of a healthy lifestyle. As a busy mom, Jenny currently lives in Wilmette, IL, and enjoys living an active lifestyle with her husband and three kids.

Jan 2018

15 min 52 sec

Lindsay Pinchuk started Bump Club and Beyond when she was just eight weeks pregnant, when she realized that moms and moms-to-be in Chicago needed a place to meet and connect with one another. Since then, Bump Club and Beyond has expanded to multiple cities, connecting moms with the best resources, products, and experts available, and has become one of the largest social event companies in the country. Lindsay has been named among the Best Entrepreneurs in 2014 by Crain's Chicago Business.

Jan 2018

30 min 39 sec

Kellylee Whiteside is a dual board certified acupuncturist specializing in Oriental Medicine with a focus in reproductive health, fertility, and pregnancy. She is an advocate for patient education and in reaching optimal wellness in health. She was also a patient who has experienced a long and difficult journey of trying to conceive; experiencing multiple miscarriages and going through multiple rounds of IVF cycles, to ultimately give birth to her family.

Jan 2018

22 min 13 sec

Jessica Ashley is a divorce coach specializing in guiding women to and through the transition of divorce. Along with coaching women, Jessica is the founder and author of Single Mom Nation, a self-care, co-parenting, and dating site for single and divorced women. She is also the producer and host of the podcasts Single Mom Nation Radio, Write At Home Moms, and The Content Coaches. She has created content for national sponsor campaigns and as a mom, she loves creating space for people to find inspiration .

Jan 2018

45 min 37 sec

David Ritter is a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Law Department and a co-chair of the Logistics and Transportation Practice Group. Earning his J.D. cum laude from Case Western Reserve University Law School, Mr. Ritter has nearly 30 years of experience representing public and private companies. He routinely represents high-level executives on issues related to employment, separation agreements, and restrictive covenants.

Jan 2018

32 min 26 sec

Dr. Kim Sheppard is a mom, periodontist, and business owner. Currently living and working at her practice in the suburbs of Chicago, IL, Dr. Sheppard has been practicing for 14 years, loving what she does every day. Completing her undergrad, dental school, and residency all at the University of Iowa, Dr. Sheppard bought her practice right out of school, as a resident. She specializes in dental implants, treating periodontal disease, reconstructive and plastic oral surgery.

Feb 2018

38 min 42 sec

Dr. Teresa Scott is a biological dentist and mommy, who practices in Spring Texas.  She graduated from UTHSCSA Dental School in San Antonio in 1995, and opened her family practice dental office in 1997.  For 17 years, she developed her reputation and niche working with dental phobics.  She became a biological dentist in 2012, after going personally holistic in 2009. Dr. Scott has been recognized as one of the leading dentists in her area every year since 2007.

Feb 2018

34 min 35 sec

Dr. Keyur Shah is a talented orthodontist and practice owner.  Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Shah attended University of Toronto, where he was valedictorian of his dental school class. After dental school, Dr. Shah completed his residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago and his orthodontic specialty at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Shah enjoys keeping up on the latest advancements in orthodontics and offers complimentary orthodontic evaluations. 

Feb 2018

31 min 3 sec

Kerryann Minton is busy mom and managing partner at a law firm in Chicago. She is an experienced litigation strategist, defending clients in employment disputes at the federal and state levels. She counsels her clients on a broad spectrum of employment topics such as discrimination, leadership training, and wage/hour claims. Among many honors, Kerryann was recognized as one of the 'Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago' by Crain's Custom Media in 2017 and loves helping her clients in any way she can!

Mar 2018

41 min 57 sec

Matura is a mom and business owner, striving to be her healthiest self and help other moms do the same. Understanding the importance of post-delivery health, she came up with Mameal, a nutrient-rich meal delivery service in the Chicago suburbs, focusing on new moms and their postpartum nutrition. Each subscription includes specific meal plans with premium ingredients for various moms and their specific needs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Mar 2018

23 min 28 sec

Dr. Emily Smythe is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Chicago. After graduating from the University of Maryland Dental School, she returned to her hometown of Chicago for residency. After graduation, she pursued an OMFS specialty at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She is currently buying into a busy practice near her home in the city. She strives to provide the best care in a warm and reassuring environment. She has two energetic boys and is married to a general dentist.

Mar 2018

27 min 25 sec

Dr. Emily Letran is an international speaker, author of several books, and radio show host. She is a trainer in high performance, helping entrepreneurs maximize their potential in personal and business life. She is also the founder of The Emily Letran Foundation, committed to providing basic dental care to veterans and families of disadvantaged background in her monthly Free Dentistry Day. As a mother of three herself, she skillfully manages work, family, and her personal life as a growing entrepreneur. 

Apr 2018

52 min 17 sec

Dr. Bob Pick is a business practice management consultant, periodontist, coach, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and professional speaker known for his high energy, fast moving, motivational, educational and entertaining programs. He is the CEO of The Pick Group, a practice management firm all designed to yield a happy, healthy and wealthy practice. He has received multiple degrees from Northwestern University and is currently practicing Periodontics, Implants and Oral Medicine in Illinois full time.

May 2018

39 min

Deirdre Breakenridge is an entrepreneur, professor, and the CEO of Pure Performance Communications. She has been in PR and marketing for over 25 years and is the author of six different books, including her latest title, Answers for Modern Communicators. She speaks internationally on the topics of PR, marketing, branding, and social media and is a blogger at PR Expanded. She also hosts a podcast called Women Worldwide and enjoys connecting with professionals all over the world.

May 2018

37 min 19 sec

Dr. Joanne Block Rief began her career in dentistry at age 13, working in her father’s practice in Annapolis, MD. She got her BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Rhode Island and went to Dental school at University of Maryland. After practicing with her father for years, Joanne bought and grew her own small practice closer to home and has practiced there for 14 years. More than quadrupling the number of patients in her practice, she has a passion for marketing and the business side of dentistry.

May 2018

32 min 4 sec

Dr. Natalie Marks obtained her bachelor's degree with High Honors in Animal Science from the University of Illinois and proceeded to continue at her alma mater to obtain a Masters and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Striving to be active in her community, she is a member of the executive board of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association and is a co-owner of Blum Animal Hospital in the city of Chicago. Dr. Marks has appeared on The Today Show, NBC news, CBS nightly news, and many more media platforms!

Jun 2018

39 min 12 sec

After having poor experiences at the dentist growing up, Dr. Christopher Hoffpauir decided to go back to dental school at age 30. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Houston Clear Lake with a BS in Biology, and received his DDS from the University of Texas School of Dentistry. Dr. Hoffpauir then opened a new start up practice in Alvin, Texas where he still practices today. He has a special interest in utilizing the latest technology and helping patients with dental phobia overcome their fears. 

Jun 2018

40 min 52 sec

Growing up in North Carolina, Dr. Brett Wells completed both his undergrad and dental school training at North Carolina schools. Currently, he is a practicing dentist and owner of Wells Family Dental Group and Downtown Dental in Raleigh, NC. Anticipating changing market conditions, he founded DentalHQ, a cloud-based platform that empowers dental offices to effortlessly create, customize, and automate their own in-house membership plans while decreasing their reliance on dental insurance.

Jun 2018

23 min 41 sec

After acting as a practice administrator for 19 of her 23 years in dentistry, Jennifer Pearce thought she understood all the pain points of working in a dental office. However, after co-owning several successful dental practices, she has seen it all. As a dental prosperity coach, Jennifer’s coaching style takes a wholistic outlook, looking at things from the practice administrator, team, and doctor’s points of view and using a multi-pronged problem solving approach.

Jun 2018

43 min 59 sec

As a passionate creative, Madison Danek has always had an interest in branding & social media marketing. As the Creative Coordinator for a dental practice, she designs & posts every piece of social content, newsletter, & various promotional material that the offices push out. She also creates/runs online contests throughout the year, & plans, organizes, shoots, & edits all photography & video content that is published on the practice's YouTube channel. She loves everything #creative!

Jul 2018

48 min 37 sec

Dr. Larissa Navarro was born and raised in Detroit, MI.  She graduated from Wayne State University and earned her Bachelors in Biology.  She then received her degree of DDS at the University of Detroit-Mercy where she met her husband, moved to Chicago, and is now raising a son and daughter in the city.  Dr. Navarro and her husband own a private practice in general dentistry in IL.  She also enjoys working with the dental team at a non-profit organization  which provides dental care to under-served children.

Jul 2018

42 min 42 sec

We have come to the last episode of season 3! Join Dr. Grace Yum for the season 3 finale episode where she recaps the first year of Mommy Dentists in Business and touches on the exciting things coming next! You don't want to miss out - the roles have been reversed and she is interviewed by her husband, Kent Zimmerman! Cheers to season 3!  

Jul 2018

33 min 21 sec

Dr. Susan McMahon has one of the largest cosmetic dental practices in Western Pennsylvania and also practices with University Dental Professionals in Chicago. A seven-time award winner in the AACD’s Annual Smile Gallery, she has been awarded two gold medals and been honored as a Top Dentist 16 times. As an author, lecturer, and clinical instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. McMahon has devoted her professional career to the pursuit of advanced technologies in cosmetic dentistry and smile design.

Aug 2018

41 min 39 sec

Dr. Diana Batoon completed her dental degree at Tufts University with specialized training in cosmetic dentistry.  With extensive education in full mouth rehab, TMJ and sleep medicine, Dr. Batoon utilized her passion and talents to create a patient care program geared towards improved overall health.  Besides speaking internationally, she enjoys attending dental events benefiting her local community and spending time with her husband and 3 boys. 

Sep 2018

36 min 15 sec

Located in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Shakila Angadi is determined to help improve the lives of fellow dental professionals.  With multiple projects on various platforms, from The Inspired Life Dental podcast to writing for various publications, her message to emphasize self-care and promote empathetic communication is clear.  As a mother, dentist and wife, her journey stems from the deep understanding of emotional well-being as a necessity to achieve balance in her personal and professional life.

Sep 2018

38 min 29 sec

Dr. Linty John-Varghese started in Dubai, receiving dental degrees from India, NYU and a GP residency with the VA in Ohio.  After practicing dentistry at Wright Patterson Air Force base, Dr. John-Varghese bought her own practice. As she finishes her transition from PPO practice to FFS, she remains dedicated to her profession motivating other dentists and mentoring students. With 3 kids in school and a loving spouse, she lives by one line, ‘Don’t aspire to make a living, Aspire to make a Difference!'

Sep 2018

37 min 23 sec

Dr. Roger Levin is internationally recognized as a prolific writer, advisor, management consultant and dental business visionary.  With 30+ years experience in dental consulting, he is a highly sought after international speaker, the author of 68 books and 4,300 articles.  His revolutionary ideas meld modern management practices from the business world with real-world experience in today’s dental profession to create a discipline now supported by dental professional organizations all over the world.

Sep 2018

36 min 12 sec

Dr. Sonia Chopra is a Board Certified Endodontist and founder of Ballantyne Endodontics in Charlotte, NC. She works with her local dental community to host seminars and learning events and has recently launched an online education forum for general dentists worldwide, sharing knowledge on perfecting endodontic skills. Dr. Chopra is a Director for the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics, and on the CE Committee of the American Association of Endodontists. And she is a mom of three!

Oct 2018

36 min 59 sec

Dr. Berman is a fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist with a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency training at Cornell and Columbia University Medical Center, as well as training at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. In addition to treating common pediatric otolaryngology problems such as sleep apnea, and adenoid and tonsil disease, Dr. Berman’s areas of clinical expertise includes the medical and surgical management of pediatric airway disease.

Oct 2018

47 min 2 sec

Dr. Leonard Tau is the founder of the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence. He is also the General Manager of the Dental Division for Birdeye, a reputation marketing platform, and founder of iSocial Digital, a consulting firm that helps dentists develop a comprehensive online marketing plan. Dr. Tau is a consultant, speaker, practice owner and podcaster.  

Oct 2018

40 min 11 sec

Dr. Dorfman graduated from the University of Southern California in 2000. She is the founding dentist of Dentistry for Kids and Adults in Canyon Country, California. She is a co-founder YAPI, a dental software that improves communication between team members and patients, allowing for a safer and efficient dental care delivery. She is also a published author and respected speaker. Dr. Dorfman loves spending every minute of her free time with her husband and their kids!

Oct 2018

46 min 5 sec

Dr. Robert Lee completed his dental training at the University of Sydney and his MBA at the University of New South Wales, Australia. After several years in private practice in Sydney, he transitioned to the corporate world and held various leadership positions including positions with Degussa Dental, Kulzer, GC and Procter & Gamble. Most recently, he was the Director of Marketing for North America with GC. He is the founder and President of Denticus, Inc., specializing in dental marketing and consulting.

Nov 2018

37 min

Brian attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where he studied organizational leadership. With over 20 years of experience providing strategic guidance in the health care industry, Brian was a Regional Vice President leading a $2.5 billion region for one of the country’s largest distributors, working with manufacturers and GPO’s. Brian is now leveraging his experience to help build Independent Dental Solutions to help provide support, solutions, and savings for independent private practices.

Jan 2019

30 min 48 sec

Dr. Elizabeth Fleming is an experienced comprehensive and family dentist who has managed her private practice in Phoenix, AZ for over 30 years. She has written articles that have been published in various dental journals, and was Clinical Director for DentalTown magazine from 2013-2015. Dr. Fleming continues to review products for Dental Product Shopper and most recently has started a dental speaker’s bureau, Quality Dental Voices, which spotlights dentists speaking on a variety of topics.

Jan 2019

38 min 4 sec

Paul Edwards is well-known throughout the dental community for his expertise when it comes to solving HR issues that impact dental practice owners and managers. Paul is the author of HR Base Camp, a blog and podcast channel for dentists and healthcare providers. He is also a featured writer for The Profitable Dentist, Dentistry IQ, and Dentaltown. He is a contributor to the ADA‘s GPS program and regularly speaks at dental seminars, conferences and CE courses across the country.

Jan 2019

33 min 12 sec

American Association of Women Dentists President Dr. Tamara Berg completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at University of Oklahoma. Along with owning her private general practice, she has held several positions within the ADA, the Oklahoma Dental Association and the Oklahoma Association of Women Dentists, serving as President twice. She is co-founder of Smiles for Success, a service dedicated to helping women and is a decorated dentist receiving many awards, including Young Dentist of the Year Award.

Jan 2019

30 min

Ann is the Director of the Child Mood and Anxiety and Dysregulated Behavior Program and holds a Master's degree in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Experience in individual, group and family therapy, she strives to support children and their families in identifying and utilizing their strengths, developing effective communication skills, and emphasizing the importance of change within the family unit.

Feb 2019

38 min 57 sec

Dr. Wendy Xue was born in Shanghai and came to America at the age of nine. Dr. Xue grew up on the East Coast, attended Cornell University and Columbia University where she obtained her Degree of Dental Surgery.  Passionate about working with children, she naturally progressed into pediatric dentistry and has been practicing for 9+ years, owning a practice in NYC. She understands the challenges associated with wearing the hats of motherhood, doctor and wife.

Feb 2019

39 min 14 sec

Elijah began his career at age 15, providing guidance to kids.  At age 16, he attended college and obtained a degree in dental hygiene from Ohio State University.  Shortly after, he moved to Honolulu and started his first of 11 dental businesses.  Elijah lectures in 3-4 cities a week, amassing over 700 hours lecturing since he graduated.  He is the founder of the Facebook group, Trapped in the OP, with 13,000 dental professionals and Smiles at Sea, a fun way to earn continuing education. 

Feb 2019

36 min 14 sec

Dr. David Avenetti is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program Director at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry. Dr. Avenetti provides patient care part-time in private practice. In his role, he lectures, supervises residents in the post-graduate clinic. He is also on staff at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System where he works with residents to provide dental care for patients in the operating room setting.

Feb 2019

37 min 20 sec

A returning guest, David Ritter is a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Law Department and a co-chair of the Logistics and Transportation Practice Group. Earning his J.D. cum laude from Case Western Reserve University Law School, Mr. Ritter has 30 years of experience representing public and private companies. He routinely represents high-level executives on issues related to employment, separation agreements, and restrictive covenants.

Mar 2019

39 min 36 sec

The Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit was established in January of 2017 in Nashville, TN.  The purpose was to bring dentistry's favorite podcasts to one central location and have a fun filled weekend of podcasting, networking and continued education.  The 3rd annual VOD Podcast Summit was held in Scottsdale, AZ in January 2019, hosting over 40 podcasts.  Dr. Yum and her podcast squad recorded live at the event and have created a special episode, featuring all the fun of VOD! 

Mar 2019

36 min 53 sec