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The Propreneur Podcast with Dino Watt

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The Propreneur Podcast is a show dedicated to building the entrepreneurial skills in private practice owners. You’ll hear from industry experts, orthodontists, and dentists on topics like sales, marketing, leadership, and systems. For all the business and leadership strategies you wish they’d taught… read more

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Utilizing the Power of Video Marketing for your Practice with Federico Giller

September 15th, 2020


Federico Giller is the founder of FPG Creative Inc., an international video marketing company devoted to helping thought leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs, speakers, coaches, and more recently non-profit …

Increasing your Practice’s Profit through Outsourcing with Michael Bonanno

September 8th, 2020


Michael Bonanno is Founder and CEO of Performance Partners  and Virtual Support Solutions.  With over two decades of executive leadership experience, …

Automated Chatbots: How to Make your Practice Stand Out on Social Media

September 1st, 2020



In September of 2018, Keaton Walker started working as a marketing manager for a local company in SLC, Utah. The only problem? He was…uh…not very good. (In his defense, he had no experience). After months …

Embezzlement and Fraud in Dental Practices with David Harris

August 27th, 2020


David Harris may have the coolest job in dentistry. He gets to chase, and catch, those who steal from dentists.

A rule-breaker in his youth, David …

Practical Ways to Have More Positivity in your Life with Dr. Paul Jenkins

August 25th, 2020


Dr. Paul Jenkins is the author of Pathological Positivity which sold over 15,000 copies the first year after its launch. He is a positivity …

Growing your Business in this Challenging Time with Mark LeBlanc

August 20th, 2020


Mark LeBlanc, CSP has been on his own virtually his entire, adult life. He once had a job for six months and was inspired by the two words, “You’re …

How to Deal with Stress, Overwhelm and Burn Out in a Post COVID Practice

August 5th, 2020


Yes, we are back to work, but that brings with it many challenges. The hustle of more patients who want to get in, with less staff coming back. The unpredictability of future shutdowns lurking in the background. Every …

How to be a Non-professional Speaker and How to Thrive Being on Stage with Dennis Cummins

August 4th, 2020


Since establishing his first training company in 2008, Dr. Cummins has taught over 64,000 people throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and …

Living Every Hour Like It’s Happy Hour with Lori Hibma

July 30th, 2020


Lori Hibma founded her company in 2011. Over the course of 9 years, she built her business and grew a team of dedicated marketing professionals into an agency that serves clients from coast to coast. As an entrepreneur, …

Fortune is in the follow-up with Eric Romingquet

July 16th, 2020


After serving in the USAF, he spent the next 25 + years in the automotive industry starting off in  Sales and working his way to GM/Vice President …

Illuminating the Associate in Your Practice with Dr. Christopher Cetta

July 14th, 2020


Dr. Christopher Cetta is a Board Certified Orthodontist practicing with Blue Wave Orthodontics in Florida.  He received his undergraduate degree from …

The Importance of Having a Consultant and Making Sure Your Consultant is not your Crutch with Nickole Bradfield

July 7th, 2020


Nickole Bradfield’s passions are people and orthodontics...mentoring, coaching, teaching, and inspiring people AND the business of orthodontics...the …

Getting Comfortable with Change with Brian Wright

July 2nd, 2020


Brian Wright is the Founder and CEO of New Patient Group and the Managing Partner of WrightChat. He is also the host of the New Patient Group Podcast.       



Our brains are wired to protect us from change. …

Preparing for Re-Entry: A Guide to Reopening your Practice with Scott Hansen

June 30th, 2020


Scott Hansen has led some of the fastest growing businesses in the US, both in the B2 and B2C spaces with successful exits to growth-focused private …

Creating a Great First Impression in your Office with Amy Demas

June 25th, 2020


Award-winning speaker, process developer, coach, teacher, and inventor Amy Demas loves to empower others with efficient and effective processes to foster improvements. She was one of the first 1000 women to attend the …

How to have a Successful Business Partnership in your Dental or Orthodontic Practice with Dr. Alyssa Emory-Carter

June 23rd, 2020


Dr. Alyssa Emory-Carter was raised in the small town of Bells, Texas.  She received her Bachelor’s from Oklahoma State University, her Doctor of …

The Full Team Approach to Growing your Practice with Michelle Shimmin

June 18th, 2020


Michelle Shimmin is an International lecturer, trainer and consultant who has been in the field of orthodontics since 1990, working as a Registered …

Why You Should Not Hire Someone Based on a Personality Test with Dr. Benjamin Hardy

June 16th, 2020


Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work and the new book Personality Isn't Permanent.

Navigating Personal Transitions: Divorce, Stress and Suicide with Dr. Marlene Bizub

June 11th, 2020


Marlene Bizub, Psy.D, earned a Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology from Eisner Institute for Professional Studies and a Master’s Degree in …

How to Hire an Associate Dentist that Transitions into a Dental Practice Partnership with Bob Spiel

June 9th, 2020


Bob Spiel, and his firm, Spiel & Associates Consulting ( believe ideas don’t create change – ownership does. Further, they …

How to Grow Multiple Satellite Offices in your Orthodontic Practice with Dr. Tanner Cook

June 4th, 2020


Dr. Cook grew up in the small town of Meers, OK. He attended undergrad, dental school and orthodontic residency at the University of Oklahoma (Boomer …

Business growing pains: How to Meet the Challenge of Going From Single Practice to Multipractice Owner

June 2nd, 2020



Dr. Jamie Reynolds is a dynamic and dedicated professional and one of the nation’s leading voices on high-tech and accelerated …

Creating a Practice Culture So Strong, It Becomes Viral with Dr. Scott Law

May 28th, 2020


Always advancing in his field, Dr. Law is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Texas Dental …

How to Grow your Company When It’s Slow with Cameron Herold

May 26th, 2020


Cameron Herold is a top business consultant, best-selling author, and speaker. He’s the mastermind behind hundreds of companies’ exponential growth …

How to Improve Patient Experience inside Your Practice with Dr. Matt Joosse

May 21st, 2020


Dr. Matt Joosse is the owner of Joose Family Orthodontics. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania, DMD.  He also earned a MSEd in Higher …

Virtual TC Training: Selling Through the Screen

May 19th, 2020



Laura Cafik-Martin

Laura Cafik-Martin is a Master Treatment Coordinator, Speaker, Coach, and Practice Management Consultant. Prior to …

How to Get Out of your Own Way and Outsource your Business with Nick Sonnenberg

May 14th, 2020


A serial entrepreneur with a passion for creating companies that disrupt the way people live. Nick is the co-founder of Leverage, founder and CEO of …

The 5 Secrets to Successfully Use Virtual Consults to Grow Your Practice with Dr. Brian Harris

May 12th, 2020


Growing up around dentistry, Dr. Brian Harris’ dad would take him and his brothers to work during the summer. They would get paid $2 per hour to …

Why your Marketing is Not Working and How to Fix it with Minal Sampat

May 7th, 2020


Minal Sampat is a Best Selling Author, Speaker, Marketing Strategist, Entrepreneur, and a Registered Dental Hygienist residing in Washington State. Minal launched her first
company by breaking a Guinness World Record, …

How to Prepare your Practice Now and for the After with Angie Menendez and Cathy Jugovic

May 5th, 2020



Angie loves training on ways to improve the flow of a practice. Angie is enthusiastic when training the staff on promoting the doctor and office. Her clinical skills have been mastered by having …

Why Orthodontic Technology Alone Isn't Enough: Building a High Tech, High Touch Practice with Dr. Jep Paschal

April 29th, 2020


Dr. James “Jep” Paschal received his Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University in 1989 and his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry in 1993 from the …

Creating Your Social Media Blueprint with Avery Spencer

April 27th, 2020


Avery Spencer is a social media manager in the private practice space. She believes that the biggest hurdle that practice owners have complained about, is simply not knowing what content to post and when. That is why …

Connecting with your Patients on Social Media with Dr. Dovi Prero and Dr. Stuart Frost

April 24th, 2020




Dr. Dovi Prero sets the standard for patient care and communication. A firm believer in treating patients like family, Dr. Prero loves the satisfaction that comes with creating …

The Secret to a Having a Successful Practice: Hiring the Right People with Amanda Floyd

April 22nd, 2020


Amanda Floyd is the COO of Fishbein Orthodontics. She has been in the orthodontics/ dental industry for about 20 years.



  1. Create a …

AT HOME TEAM BUILDING: Keep Connected With Your Team While Being Disconnected

April 20th, 2020


Join these passionate leaders to help inspire & engage your teams while they are separated from each other.

Focusing on practical systems around …

Virtual Appointments and How to Master Them with Dr. Michelle Neal

April 16th, 2020


Born and raised near New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Neal is a graduate of Louisiana State University for both undergraduate and dental school. She …

6 Ways to Survive COVID-19 Office Closures with Tyler Loveall and Keaton Walker

April 14th, 2020


What can you have your team members be working on either from home or in the office? How about some social media projects? What will be the highest and best use of social media, right now? That is what I will be …

Your Financial Health: Strategies and Mindset for Current Climate and Beyond with Reese Harper

April 9th, 2020


Reese Harper is a Certified Financial Planner with a passion for delivering objective and personalized advice based on full picture view of an …

Ensuring Business Continuity: A Guide on How your practice can survive this Coronavirus Crisis

April 8th, 2020


As practice owners try to navigate the on-going Coronavirus crisis, here are some things that you can do now to ensure business continuity. In this video you will learn ways on how you can reduce your costs, continue …

COVID 19 Special - Consultants Roundtable

March 31st, 2020


I'm so grateful for the industry I work in every single day. And I know I have many colleagues who also love this industry so much so that when the …

How to have Clinical Excellence be your Competitive Edge in a World that is Very Competitive with Dr. Scott Frey

March 31st, 2020


Dr. Scott Frey is a graduate of the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and earned his post-doctoral master’s degree and …

How to Cut Overhead Costs as a Top Invisalign Provider with Dr. Bob Skopek

March 26th, 2020


Dr Skopek has been the sole owner of Skopek Orthodontics for over 20 years.  The practice is focused on patient value, customer experience, clinical …

What does Work-Life Balance Mean for your Fun and Profits with Dr. Melanie Parker

March 24th, 2020


Dr. Melanie Parker is the owner of Melanie Parker Orthodontics. She became an orthodontist because she understands the positive effect a beautiful …

The Definitive Guide to COVID-19 with Scott Hansen

March 20th, 2020


Scott Hansen has led some of the fastest growing businesses in the US, both in the B2B and B2C spaces with successful exits to growth-focused private …

How to Make Self Improvement a Priority as a Busy Dental Professional with Dr. Ankur Gupta

March 17th, 2020


Dr. Gupta after completing a one-year GPR in Cleveland, started a practice from scratch in 2005.  Armed with what he considered adequate knowledge, hand skills, and a personable demeanor, he watched as his practice …

How to Know If Your Dental Practice Consultant Is Legit with Laura Jamison

March 12th, 2020


Laura Jamison is one of dentistry's most passionate consultants. Her focus is on dynamic team building and solid business management principles. Her …

A Patient Lead Experience in Your Practice with Greg Pellegrom

March 10th, 2020


Greg Pellegrom is the Co-Founder & CEO of SmileSnap, a Virtual Consultation software for the dental industry.  His 15 years as an accomplished …

Sacrificing Patient Time to Sharpen that Saw with Dr. Kelly Giannetti

March 5th, 2020


Kelly Giannetti, DMD, MS, MPH has been in private practice in Sacramento for 20 years.   She is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine …

How to Improve Your Office Culture with Dr. Rob Sheffield

March 3rd, 2020


Dr. Robert Sheffield is a native Californian and East Bay resident. He was raised in Walnut Creek. His family was from Antioch and has strong ties to …

Developing High Performance Work Teams by Conducting Team Assessments with Dr. Aaron Williams

February 27th, 2020


Dr. Williams was born and raised the youngest of 5 kids in Southeast Idaho.  These days he has 5 kids of his own – 4 girls and a boy – and a …

Ethics and Social Responsibility in Dentistry with Dr. Isaac Tam

February 25th, 2020


Dr. Isaac Tam, a board-certified pediatric dentist and orthodontist, has been creating  healthy smiles for more than a dozen years. He earned his …

How to Work with a Business Partner in your Private Practice with Dr. Trista Felty

February 20th, 2020


Trista Felty, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C) is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics with a diverse background in orthodontic …

The Importance of Trust and Leadership in Organizations with Cary Smith

February 18th, 2020


Noted as a skilled risk management and compliance speaker in dentistry, Cary Smith’s lectures are syncope free, fun, and provide actionable resources you can use in your practice. He has provided training programs for …

The Secret Behind Mari's List success: Community and Collaboration with Mari Sawtelle

February 13th, 2020


Over her 30-year career as an award-winning sales rep and trainer for four of the largest orthodontic companies, Mari Sawtelle became a master of organization and inventory systems, and learned the ins and outs of …

What is Disruptive Innovation?| Dental Industry Facts and trends for 2020 with Chris Bentson

February 11th, 2020


Chris Bentson is a partner of Bentson Copple & Associates, LLC based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The company serves the orthodontic community …

Community Involvement for every Private Practice with Dr. Chris Teeters

February 6th, 2020


Dr. Chris Teeters is an orthodontist full of passion and energy, born and raised in San Francisco, CA. He has a genuine love for people and the …

Managing your Chiropractic Practice with Dr. Vincent Punturere

February 4th, 2020


Dr. Vincent Punturere is the owner of Absolute Health Chiropractic. He finished his doctorate degree in Chiropractic – Magna Cum Laude from Los …

How to Better Utilize Technology in the Orthodontic Office with Dr. Dan Bills

January 30th, 2020


Dr. Dan Bills is an avid (yet barely competent) golfer and an amateur BBQ aficionado who enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife Emily …

How to Create and Maintain a High Company Culture with Dr. Whitney Wright

January 28th, 2020


Dr. Whitney Wright was born in Mesa, Arizona. He graduated with honors from Brigham Young University and University of Colorado Dental School. Upon …

The Benefits of Equine Coaching with Dr. Bethany Piziks

January 23rd, 2020


Bethany Piziks is a dentist, lifetime horsewoman, and certified Equine Gestalt Coach. She is committed to guiding dental professionals who feel stuck …

Hiring the Right People with Dr. Shyam Desai

January 21st, 2020


“My profession has given me an opportunity to give people the smile they deserve. It’s very rewarding to be an orthodontist. Working with a great team of professionals makes it enjoyable to come to work. Empowering our …

Simplifying Communication Through Text-based Patient Engagement with Dr. Keith Dressler

January 16th, 2020


Dr. Dressler has over 33 years' experience in private orthodontic practice. He currently serves on the advisory board of the American Teledentistry Association. He is also an avid entrepreneur. In 2000, Dr. Dressler …

Professional Support Groups: Making Connections and Learning from Experiences with Dr. Andrew Sarpotdar

January 14th, 2020


Dr. Andrew Sarpotdar, DDS is an orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics practitioner in AZ and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from …

Effective Communication for a Better Practice with Burl Stamp

January 9th, 2020


With broad-based experience working alongside health care professionals from the boardroom to the bedside, Burl Stamp has helped major health systems, academic medical centers and community hospitals improve bottom …

Leveraging Technology with Orthofi’s Oliver Gelles

January 7th, 2020


Oliver Gelles is currently OrthoFi’s Sr. Vice President of Customer Success. He has over 15 years in the Orthodontic industry, establishing himself as a strategic brand-building expert, contributing to Ormco’s …

Dr. Nick Ridder and the My Ortho App

January 2nd, 2020


Dr. Ridder is a graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas where he earned his D.D.S. degree. He continued his education by earning his …

Securing your Future Through Financial Planning with Dr. Mart McClellan

December 19th, 2019


Dr. Mart McClellan brings a unique perspective to the world of orthodontics because he is not only an orthodontist , but also a financial advisor! 

He is President of Macro Wealth Management (a Registered Investment …

How to Create a Culture of Safety in Your Practice with Karen Daw

December 17th, 2019


Even if you think you’ve heard it all before, you’ve never heard it the way Karen Daw, “The OSHA Lady,” delivers OSHA and Infection Control training. …

Improving your Practice’s Sales Process with Tracy Martin & Scott Caldwell

December 12th, 2019



With a black belt in orthodontics and a game-changing conversion rate, Tracy has mastered the art of providing the highest level of patient care while creating a rhythm the team can dance to. Growing up in …

Increasing Efficiency and Improving Workflow through Automation with Dr. Ryan Hungate

December 10th, 2019


Dr. Ryan Hungate is a practicing orthodontist and the founder/CEO of Simplifeye, Inc.  Prior to going into dentistry, Dr. Hungate worked for Apple, Inc. designing the Apple retail workflow with industry veteran and …

Marketing Strategy for Every Practice with Dr. Tyler Coles

December 5th, 2019


Dr. Tyler Coles is a speaker, author, orthodontist, and marketing consultant.

Since joining his brother's orthodontic practice in 2012 he has helped …

Growing your Practice with Dr. Ben Fishbein

December 3rd, 2019


Dr. Ben Fishbein is the owner of Fishbein Orthodontics with eight locations surrounding Pensacola, Florida.

Dr. Fishbein is a Diamond Plus Provider …

Digital Marketing for Every Practice with Neil Zemba

November 27th, 2019


Neil is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, and operator most prominently recognized for his work in the dental marketing space. He is the Co-Founder and President of Unique Dental Marketing, as well as a partner at …

The Importance of Core Values in Growing your Practice with Dr. Shawn Bader

November 25th, 2019


Dr. Bader's top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. We use the latest …

Capturing New Leads by Placing Proper Marketing Strategies with Amy Walker

November 21st, 2019


Amy Walker is a Small Business Strategist, International Speaker, Executive Business Coach, Author and a busy wife and mom to 5 boys.   Amy is passionate about helping entrepreneurs create a business model that works, …

Building an Office Culture of Achievement and Accountability with Genevieve Poppe

November 19th, 2019


Many dental practices struggle to implement the necessary change to achieve the results they are looking for. Genevieve Poppe has a unique …

Coding Accurately and Efficiently with Patti DiGangi

November 14th, 2019


Do you have a Dental Code Allergy? As a navigator and long-time clinician, she guides audiences through the rough waters of coding. She believes dentistry is no longer just about fixing teeth; dentistry is oral …

Creating a Positive Workplace Isn't About Making People Happy: Practical Steps to Build a Healthy Work Environment with Dr. Paul White

November 12th, 2019


Dr. Paul White is a psychologist, speaker, and leadership trainer who “makes work relationships work”. He has written articles for and been …

Growing your Dental Practice with Penny Reed

November 7th, 2019


Penny Reed is a dental practice speaker, coach, and author of the book “Growing Your Dental Business”. She runs a company called the Dental Coaching Institute and works with dentists and their teams to raise the bar on …

Tapping on your EQ to take your Life and Practice to the Next Level with Dr. Shakila Angadi

November 5th, 2019


Dr. Shakila Angadi is a certified social & emotional intelligence certified coach that is determined to help improve the lives of fellow health care professionals. With her focus on coaching, she has helped health …

How to Make Your Practice Better by Managing Your Team with Tonya Burns

October 31st, 2019


Tonya Burns has dedicated her professional life to the dental community!  Her career started over 23 years ago, as a dental assistant and has …

Integrative Medicine with Dr. Karima Hirani

October 29th, 2019


Dr. Karima Hirani is a Board Certified Family Physician who has been practicing functional medicine since 1999. She holds a Masters Degree in …

Technology & Office Solutions for a Healthier Practice with Dr. Paul Caselle

October 24th, 2019


Dr. Caselle’s seminars teach dental professionals how to embrace feelings of uncertainty as they learn new systems and techniques, enabling them to develop leadership skills to incorporate these procedures making their …

Take Your Private Practice from Chaos Into Order with Emily Gerber

October 22nd, 2019


Emily Gerber is passionate about organization, marketing, technology and small business. A recent MBA grad from Westminster, Emily strives to provide …

Conflict Resolution for Your Private Practice with Sharon Dolak

October 17th, 2019


Sharon Dolak, MDR, RDH, specializes in mediating team conflicts and teaching dental workplace communication techniques that reduce tension, salvage …

How to Bring In New Patients Using Social Media with Nick Ciardello

October 17th, 2019


Dr. Nick Ciardiello is a general dentist based out of New York City and Jersey City.  He has gained a following of over 85 thousand people on …

Going Chartless with Christopher Ciardello

October 17th, 2019


A natural people person, Chris loved building relationships with patients and staff at the practices where he worked. His upbeat attitude and caring personality have always been a real-life manifestation of the mantra …

Dr. Kurt Stormberg on leading the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

October 17th, 2019


Dr. Kurt Stormberg is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and a VIP Diamond Provider for Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, with more than 2000 completed Invisalign cases.  He has been recognized by …

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