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Ep. 34: Dr. Kyle Fagala
Dr. Kyle Fagala is a well-known speaker, podcast host and orthodontic thought leader who practices at  outside of Memphis, TN. On this episode, you’ll learn about: *Kyle’s upbringing in Arkansas and his journey into orthodontics  *How Kyle and his wife Anna established a thriving practice...  Read More
1661 Dr. Katie Lee on Oral Systemic Health and Empowering Women in Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Katie Lee is a dentist, speaker, author, and coach who lives in Aurora, Colorado. Dr. Lee graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010 and was an owner-partner in over 80 DSO supported dental practices throughout the US and served as Clinical Partner overseeing 5 states. Currently,...  Read More
1660 Ericka Aguilar on Improving Dental Billing Systems : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Ericka is a national speaker with over 25 years of experience as a dental billing expert and trainer. She is the creator behind "Dental Biller's Appreciation Day," a celebration she initiated in July 2021 to honor the invaluable contributions of dental billers across the nation. With her unwavering...  Read More
Episode 41: The Score That Matters with Ryan Hawk
Ryan Hawk discusses the impact of external scoreboards on our sense of self-worth and the importance of distinguishing between external validation and internal fulfillment. He explores how societal norms often dictate how success is measured and how this can limit our potential for growth and...  Read More
If you're thinking about straightening your teeth to achieve a confident, radiant smile, you're in the right place. Orthodontic treatments have evolved significantly in recent years, offering a range of options to help you achieve your desired results. From traditional metal braces to discrete...  Read More
Categories: Orthodontics
1659 Dr. Gordon Christensen on All Things Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and CEO of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC) and Co-Founder and CEO for Clinicians Report Foundation (CR) and a practicing prosthodontst in Provo, Utah. PCC is an international continuing education organization that provides courses and videos for all dental...  Read More
1658 Dr. Simi Silver on the Science of Sleep Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
As a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Silver prevents and manages breathing problems including sleep apnea, snoring, and mouth breathing in all ages. She evaluates and treats children for proper jaw growth and development, incorporating oral myofunctional therapy, oral...  Read More
1657 Dr. Todd McGovern on Building a Happy Practice : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Born and raised in Eastern Montana, the geographic center of nowhere in the United States, Todd McGovern admired his small town dentist who sat weekly in the front row of his Catholic church wearing a dapper blue blazer, surrounded by his camera-ready family. At age 26, along with his beautiful new...  Read More
Ep. 33: Illuminate Live feat. Dr. Brandon Owen, Dr. Melanie Wang & Dr. Jason Cope
A roundtable discussion on the future of the orthodontic profession with innovators Dr. Brandon Owen, Dr. Melanie Wang & Dr. Jason Cope. This special episode was recorded in front of a live audience during the Ortho Innovation Summit in Austin, TX.  On this episode, you’ll learn about: *The...  Read More
Episode 40: Bob Sutton on The Friction Project
Episode Notes Every organization is plagued by destructive friction—the forces that make it harder, more complicated, or downright impossible to get anything done. Yet some forms of friction are incredibly useful, and leaders who attempt to improve workplace efficiency often make things even...  Read More
1656 Dr. Mohamed Shawi - At the Crossroads of DSO vs. Private Practice : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Shawi earned his Biomedical Science degree from the University of Central Florida and then his DMD from Temple University School of Dentistry. After graduating from Temple Dental in 2023, Dr. Shawi took a job as an associate general dentist in New Jersey for a DSO. He is navigating the...  Read More
Episode 39: Karyn Gordon on The Three Chairs
Episode Notes We all want to be great leaders who are confident, productive, and highly energized. But if you don’t learn foundational leadership skills, research shows you will face problems with communication, performance, engagement, and employee retention. The stakes are high. How can...  Read More
Spacers for Braces: How Do They Work? Before you start your braces treatment, you are filled with anxiety. What if it hurts too much? What if you accidentally swallow a part of your metal fittings? Everything seems intimidating. But getting braces is not painful or scary. Yes, from your first...  Read More
Categories: Orthodontics
1655 Derek Williams on Financial Freedom Through Practice Ownership : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Derek bought a practice in East Texas right after graduating dental school. He tripled production/collections while cutting back clinical days. He’s been a coach with The Lifestyle Practice since 2018 where he focuses on helping other dentists increase the profitability of their practice while...  Read More
1654 Comfort Dental CEO Dr. Rick Kushner's Fantastic Five Keys to Great Practice Management : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Rick A. Kushner is President, Founder, CEO and CFO of Comfort Dental, the largest and most successful dental franchise in the world. He graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1977.  Dr. Kushner has always advocated, taught and pioneered the concept of accessible, fair priced...  Read More
1653 Zachary Miller on the Path to Practice Ownership : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Zachary Miller, known by most of his patients as Dr. Z, is a first-generation dentist practicing in Western Washington state. He graduated from USC dental school in 2019 and immediately relocated to Northern Idaho where he practiced for 3 years before moving to Washington to be closer to his...  Read More
Episode 38: Coach Brook Cupps on Surrender the Outcome
Surrender The Outcome is a leadership fable that follows the progress of a longtime basketball coach, Mick, through his traditional, transactional approach to coaching to a new refreshing, impactful, and transformational approach to life. Along the way he receives great wisdom from those closest...  Read More
1652 Dr. Guitta Harb on Overcoming Obstacles in Cosmetic Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Guitta Harb's passion for dentistry ignited at a tender age, blossoming into a lifelong commitment to the art and science of oral care. Her love affair with the dental profession began as a young teen when she had the privilege of observing a dental office in action. It was here that she...  Read More
Episode 37: John Bowe on I Have Something to Say
Public speaking is difficult because you’ve never been taught the proper techniques. Fascinated by the possibility that speech training could foster the kind of psychological well-being more commonly sought through psychiatric treatment, and intrigued by the notion that words can serve as...  Read More
Ep. 32: Dr. Jared Gianquinto
Innovative orthodontist Dr. Jared Gianquinto is known for integrating an orthodontic digital workflow into his practice in Bakersfield, CA. On this episode, you’ll learn about: *Jared’s upbringing in California and his educational journey to the East Coast *Jared’s involvement with the US Navy...  Read More
Categories: CAD-CAM, Orthodontics
1651 Dr. David Lee on Contemplating a Future in Orthodontics : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
David grew up in Taiwan and after high school he came to study in the U.S. He is a graduate of the University of the Pacific with a bio degree and a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School. He is currently in a 1-year orthodontic internship in New York. VIDEO - DUwHF #1651 - David...  Read More
Categories: Orthodontics
Ep. 31: Dr. Neal Kravitz
Dr. Neal Kravitz is a highly respected orthodontist and innovative thought-leader who practices outside of Washington, D.C.   On this episode, you’ll learn about: *Neal’s upbringing in Northern Virginia as the son of a dermatologist *His involvement with the AAO, ABO and Angle Society *How Neal...  Read More
Episode 36: Karen Eber on The Perfect Story
What makes a story perfect? How do you tell the perfect story for any occasion? Stories are a memorable and engaging way to differentiate yourself and build connections. They are integral to forming trust, creating new thinking, and even influencing decision-making. But it isn’t enough to tell a...  Read More
1650 Dr. Monzer Shakally - From Syrian Refugee to American Dentist : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Monzer Shakally, DDS is a newly practicing dentist in Tempe, Arizona. Dr. Shakally was born and raised in Damascus, Syria until the age of 17 when he was exiled out of his country and forced to become a refugee in Cairo, Egypt. He was later relocated to Des Moines, Iowa, where he finished his...  Read More
Episode 35: Christina Wallace on The Portfolio Life
Pouring yourself into a single full-time job is the riskiest move you can make. Your parents’ advice to focus on one career path? It doesn’t work anymore, for reasons ranging from recessions to student loan debt, the gig economy, climate disasters, and a global pandemic (to name a few). We need a...  Read More
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