Learn Who We Are As Dental Professionals.

Our Background. Our Expertise. Our Mission.

Dental Success Network was built by Dr. Mark Costes with the goal of helping dentists run a profitable business, become better clinicians and build a community where like-minded dental practice owners can collaborate and become leaders in the dental industry.

You will find them answering clinical, practice management, and life-related questions every single day in our Workplace community. Our esteemed faculty will also on occasion host dental continuing education courses pertaining to their particular domain expertise, so you will have the opportunity to learn clinical and dental practice management skills at a great discount.

DR. MARK COSTES

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Dr. Mark Costes is far from a typical dentist and dental coach. During his career, he has been able to start or acquire over a dozen successful dental practices 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.

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DR. ADDISON KILLEEN

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Addison Killeen, DDS, is a practicing dentist, author, speaker, and business coach. He has owned 8 practices and currently owns one startup in Lincoln, Nebraska that is growing at a logarithmic scale. Prior to the dental field, he was a ‘numbers guy’ for a large conglomerate, where he learned that you need to keep watching the numbers, no matter how big or small the company. He has traveled the world extensively to provide dental care to the poor and under-served. Each year he visits the Kobonal Mission in Hinche, Haiti, and he has also visited Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua to provide care.

Dr. Killeen lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife Rachel and their two boys. Outside of the dental office, he enjoys endurance bike racing and all things outdoors.

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MICHAEL LOMOTAN

OWNER

Like many other people, Michael was “dragged” into the dental industry by marrying a dentist.  With two practices in San Diego, Michael applied his 20+ years of corporate experience to help implement marketing, sales, technology, and analytics strategies to help streamline day-to-day operations and build a low overhead, high profit, boutique dental practice(s) with his wife.Michael started his career with the Human Genome Project before spending 20+ years in the biotech industry where he held various executive business development roles.  Michael has domain expertise in technology, assay development, lab asset management, and big data

ASHLEE EVANS-HIRSCHFELD

COO, DENTAL SUCCESS NETWORK

Ashlee Evans-Hirschfeld is the current COO of Dental Success network. She has been working with entrepreneurs and business owners for the last 10 years. Her specialty is the ability to execute and find solutions to the challenges that hold business growth back.  She has extensive executive leadership experience working as COO of Dental Success Institute and Dental Success Network and with over 10 private startups including multiple dental clinics, trade schools, and training centers. Ashlee is also the founder of GSD Queen where she enjoys working with start-ups that may be limited by bottlenecks and focus on streamlining internal operations, enhancing systems, reducing risk, and strengthening controls.

Our Facilitators, Teachers and Advisors

Dr. Chris Green

Entrepreneurship & Practice Management

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 Dr. Chris Green opened his dental practice from scratch in 2018. Thorough preparation and research led to quick growth for Green Dental Care. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the Colorado Rockies with his wife Jenna, daughter Rowyn, and dog Murphy. He is the co-author of The Practice Launchpad book, co-host of The Dental Start-up & Acquisition podcast, and co-founder of The Practice Launchpad, a consulting company dedicated to saving fellow dentists time, money, and frustration on their journey towards dental practice ownership.

Dr. Daniel Briskie: AKA Admin Ajax

Implant, Oral Surgery & Digital Dentistry

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After graduating dental school from Detroit Mercy and a General Practice Residency at Denver Health Hospital his passion for surgery was clear. He has become proficient in all facets of surgery, including All-on-X implants, PRF/PRP, IV sedation, oral sedation, guided bone regeneration, vertical and lateral sinus grafts, bone block grafting, rescue implants such as zygomatic and pterygoids, soft tissue grafting, prosthetics, and the entire full-arch digital workflow. Since combining forces with his business partner and friend Dr. Taher Dhoon, the practice has grown tremendously. In a very short time, they went from performing a full arch case every month, to see at least one full arch patient per day. He’s also led the way in incorporating complex surgical procedures, all the latest digital technologies, and a fully functional digital dental lab. Dr. Briskie, not only teaches the technical aspects of surgery and digital dentistry to GPs, but he also has a talent for positively impacting dentists’ passion for surgery and helping them achieve the confidence needed to incorporate dental surgeries in their own practices. As Dr. Briskie expands his clinical knowledge, his desire to teach and inspire others has become a priority. He is now traveling and teaching hands-on full arch procedures and digital workflows to groups of docs all over the nation. He also owns a dental lab and surgery-specific marketing company. Dr. Briskie’s latest achievement is becoming an implant and surgical faculty member within the Dental Success Network, a group led by Dr. Mark Costes. Dr. Briskie believes the most successful clinicians are humble and motivated individuals with a work-life balance to match. He enjoys the outdoors including hiking Colorado’s highest peaks, snowboarding, camping, and mountain biking.

Dr. Erin Elliot

Dr. Erin Elliott

Sleep Apnea

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Dr. Elliott grew up south of Boise (in Orange County, CA…. shhh… Don’t tell anybody). After playing college soccer and graduating summa cum laude from Houghton College in Houghton, NY, Dr. Elliott graduated top 5 from Creighton University Dental School in Omaha, NE. She moved to North Idaho as soon as she could. Dr. Elliott loves helping her patients not only smile but sleep better too! When she is not working (which is a lot just ask her family), she loves to spend time with her family of 3 boys (her husband Tom included!), playing soccer, golfing, and reading. Dr. Elliott is also a national speaker and educator on the very important topic of sleep apnea and has been published in many dental journals. She loves to help general dentists extend this life-saving service to their patients. She is an active member of her local American Dental Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is the past president and a diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.

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Dr. Dania Tamimi

Dr. Dania Tamimi

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

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Dr. Dania Tamimi graduated with a dental degree from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She trained at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and earned a doctorate of medical science (DMSc) and certificate of fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in 2005. She is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (ABOMR). She is a reviewer and an Editorial Board member for Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology (OOOO), as well as a reviewer for DMFR, Oral Radiology, Head and Neck, Angle Orthodontist and AJO-DO. She is the lead author on two textbooks: “Specialty Imaging: Dental Implants” (which has been translated to Portuguese and Russian) and “Specialty Imaging: Temporomandibular Joint” (translated to Spanish) and a co-lead author on “Diagnostic Imaging, Oral and Maxillofacial” (translated to Spanish). She lectures nationally and internationally. She currently runs her oral and maxillofacial radiology private practice in Orlando, Florida.

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Dr. Summer Kassmel

Dr. Summer Kassmel

Multiple Practice Ownership and Entrepreneurship

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Dr. Summer Kassmel is a practicing dentist and owner of 2 large, multi-doctor offices in the Vail, CO area. She has built a life she loves in the mountains of Colorado where she works 1-2 clinical days a week and 2 days of CEO days (imagination time!) Always the entrepreneur, Summer owns and operates a dental assisting school out of her flagship practice and is owner of Rocky Mountain Dental Assisting Schools, a DA program other doctors can purchase to train DA’s out of their own offices. Summer is passionate about helping all doctors build practices and lives of their dreams but is especially enthusiastic about supporting women doctors grow thriving practices they love. She is currently a coach for DSI and loves using numbers to help doctors make smart decisions that allow them to work with intention rather than at a frenetic pace. When not daydreaming or working, Summer enjoys every minute of the mountain lifestyle with her two kiddos, Siena and Cash.

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Dr. Chris Bowman

Dr. Chris Bowman

Communications

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Dr. Chris Bowman is a full-time practicing dentist, speaker, author, and dental success coach from Charlotte, North Carolina. He started Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte in 1996, where he currently collects among the top 7% of dentists nationally in a predominantly fee-for-service practice. Focal points in his private practice include elective cosmetic dentistry, esthetic restorative dentistry, Six Month Smiles adult orthodontics, Invisalign orthodontics, Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, Obstructive Sleep Apnea treatment, and sedation dentistry. In 2005 Dr. Bowman founded Dental Insiders, which provides coaching, consulting, and training programs for dentists and dental team members. DI currently reaches over 3100 dentists domestically and internationally, at several levels ranging from E-letter subscribers to private coaching clients in his Dental Success Blueprint program. Dr. Bowman has served as a Clinical Instructor for Six Month Smiles since 2011. He also founded the “Get More YES’s” Advanced Dental Communications course in 2014 for doctors and all dental team members. The “Get More YES’s” course has been delivered both privately and in major cities all across the US. Attending practices have enjoyed dramatic increases in new patients, treatment acceptance, reviews and referrals, and revenue as direct results of Dr. Bowman’s training and coaching. Dr. Bowman has been a contributor to Dental Economics, The Profitable Dentist magazine, 1000 Gems, and several online dental publications and forums, including Dentistry IQ. He has also shared the stage internationally as a dynamic speaker with many of dentistry’s leading speakers at such events as the Yankee Dental Congress, Dental Success Summit, Delivering WOW Annual Summit, Smiles At Sea, Excellence in Dentistry’s “Spring Break” Seminar, the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics Seminar, 1000 Gems Super Seminars, Rondeau Annual Orthodontic Symposiums in Las Vegas and Toronto, and the 2012 British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Annual Session. Dr. Bowman has appeared on Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC affiliates in Charlotte, NC as a featured dentist on a variety of dental related topics. He has also been a guest on dozens of podcasts including the Thriving Dentist, Dental Hacks, Dentalpreneur, Relentless Dentist, Dental Practice Heroes, Fee For Service Dentist, Delivering WOW, Ideal Practices, Better Dentistry, Shared Practices, Two Reds, and many others. Most importantly, Dr. Bowman is married to his beautiful wife Elizabeth, and they have three amazing children: Reid (16), Kenan (14), and Olivia (13)…and their awesome yellow lab Cooper (11) and Rhodesian ridgeback Coco (6 mo.). Dr. Bowman can be reached at chris@dentalinsiders.com.

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Dr. Aaron Nicholas

Dr. Aaron Nicholas

Endodontic Therapy

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Aaron Nicholas DDS is a practicing dentist and international speaker with over 30 years of experience. He graduated from University of Maryland Dental School. He is the Founder and CEO of Monday Morning Dentistry, Smile Protection Dental Plan, The Dental Assistant School of Maryland and Nicholas Dental Care. He is a frequent guest on dental podcasts including The Dentalprenuer, The Relentless Dentist, Dentists, Implants and Worms and The Better Dentistry Podcast. He has authored numerous videos including. The One Hour Molar Root Canal, Buildup and Crown; Ultimate Anesthesia; Profitable Hygiene Without Bloodshed; and Efficient Extractions for the General Practitioner. He is a regular participant in the Dominican Republic Dental Mission Trip and has made the excursion 20 times to help provide dental services to the less fortunate in that country.

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Dr. Amanda Wilson

Dr. Amanda Wilson

Orthodontics

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I’m Amanda Wilson, an orthodontist, dental consultant and dental advisor by profession. After 10 years in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, I created StraightSmile Solutions® as an orthodontic consulting company that directly services dentists, dental specialists, and dental labs and their unique needs. I can consult on any orthodontic service, process, vendor or procedure but ultimately my core values are airway-focused (AirwayDontics™), non-extraction, non-surgical, early orthodontic treatment (My Phase 1 Smile™). Orthodontic lab fees are a concern, so through Bid My Ortho Lab™, I match doctors and treatment plans with the best, lowest-price orthodontic lab solution. On a personal note, I live in Honolulu and I love spending time with my husband and my school-aged kids and volunteering as a Junior Girl Scout® Leader and for USA Swimming® as a Stroke and Turn Judge.

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Corey Pickens, MD

Cory Pickens, MD

Anesthesiologist

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Cory Pickens, MD, is an Anesthesiologist with special training in Neuro-anesthesia. He actively teaches and trains doctors and dentists across the country on anesthesia. Trained at the University of Washington, his hospital based work included a 6-year Neuro Anesthesia Chairmanship at SVH and 15 years of Trauma and Emergency Anesthesia coverage at level 1 and 2 trauma centers. Early in his career, Dr. Pickens began actively sedating for dental offices while studying dental sedation outpatient protocols. He created office based double jaw advancement anesthesia protocols with Dr. Clark Taylor. During his dental sedation studies and practice, he developed new oral conscious sedation combination protocols and improved pediatric sedation protocols that are now used nationwide. As Dr. Pickens identified large gaps in the dental and medical sedation communities, he formed the Academy of Dental and Medical Anesthesia to improve dental sedation nationwide. His ultimate goal is to protect the autonomy of a dentist to sedate while advancing dental sedation training.

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Dr. Christopher Phelps

Dr. Christopher Phelps

Principles of Persuasion

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Christopher Phelps, DMD, CMCT works with professionals across the country in identifying their marketing hurdles and showing them how to succeed and grow in an otherwise tough, competitive economy. An entrepreneur and Amazon bestselling author, Chris is also a general dentist practicing in Charlotte NC. In his first seven years of practice Chris grew his practice revenue by a factor of 10X: growing from one practice location to four. After selling two of those offices for profit, Chris focused on maximizing the capacity of his remaining two practices and enjoyed two consecutive years of $1,000,000 revenue growth in each of the two practices, effectively collecting with two offices what he had collected when he owned four. The Call Tracker ROI program he developed played a major role: decreasing missed calls by 90 and increasing team conversions of new patient appointments over the telephone from 24 to over 86 which helped increase his new patient numbers from 60/month to averaging over 300/month; all the while decreasing his marketing expenses by 74. In 2016 he launched Golden Goose Scheduling to help practices answer and schedule more new patient calls so they didn’t have to pay more in marketing money to get them. Chris writes frequently for industry publications such as Dental Economics, Dental Practice Management, Dental Products Report, Dentistry IQ ad Remin Media. He is the author of Grow Your Practice with Wine & Cheese and also published a CE article in Contemporary Esthetics Magazine. Chris was awarded the Doctor’s Choice National Dental Award in 2016 (from 6,000 nominated dentists). Additionally, he was chosen for the 2016 Doctor’s Choice Top 100, due to a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. In addition to being a Kolbe Certified Trainer, a key opinion leader to several large dental companies, and understanding how to get new patients in the door, Dr. Phelps is also an expert in the Science of Influence and Ethical Persuasion. He has studied under the authority in this field, Dr. Robert Cialdini, and is the only dentist in the world to be named a Cialdini Method Certified Trainer (CMCT). Chris uses Cialdini’s Principles to ethically steer patients to more referrals, decreased no shows and higher case acceptance.

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Jake Conway

Jake Conway

Practice Financial Analytics

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Dr. Audra Ward

Dr. Audra Ward

Periodontics

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Audra S. Ward DMD, MS earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She then attended Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine an Alton, Illinois, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 2003. After completion of her General Practice Residency at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis Missouri, Dr. Ward moved to Kansas City, Missouri. She then taught general dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry for two years prior to entering the Periodontics residency at that institution. Dr. Ward completed this program and obtained her Certificate in Periodontics in 2008 as well as a Masters degree in Oral Biology in 2009. Dr. Ward earned her Diplomate status of the American Board of Periodontology in May, 2010. Dr. Ward resides in Leawood, Kansas with her husband, Derrick and is blessed with two beautiful children, Barrett and Quinn. In her free time she enjoys family time, cooking and walking her greyhound, Olive.

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Alastair MacDonald

Alastair MacDonald

Strategic Advisor

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Alastair J. Macdonald is a private advisor to established entrepreneurs, investors and business owners. He is a TEDx speaker who lectures and presents his economic, social, market and financial forecasts to private equity, hedge funds, endowments and large investors across the US and internationally. He is the owner of the consulting firm Parallax Strategic Advisors and is the editor and publisher of the economic, social and market forecasting service “The Parallax Report.” He has served as adviser to state governors and legislators on social and economic policy, as well as public policy think tanks. As an ex-safari guide and National Geographic expedition leader, he is Chairman of the Board of Chengeta Wildlife International, an elephant conservation and anti-poaching organization with operations throughout west and central Africa. When not traveling, writing, working with clients, or wrasslin’ his two teenage kids, he is an active black-belt competitor, and instructor in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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Dr. Russell Kirk

Dr. Russell Kirk

Oral Surgery

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Dr. Russell Kirk was born in Union City, Tennessee, and lived in West Tennessee throughout his childhood. After graduating from Obion County Central High School in 1985, he completed his undergraduate training at The University of Tennessee-Martin in 1990. Dr. Kirk attended The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and graduated with honors in 1994. Immediately upon completion of dental school, Dr. Kirk accepted a commission as a dental officer in the United States Navy. He became interested in the Naval Services after being awarded a Health Professions Scholarship his last year of dental school. During his senior year, he was also selected by the Navy to participate in a one-year postgraduate residency in general dentistry. Dr. Kirk received his Certificate for General Practice Residency at Naval Hospital Great Lakes in 1995. After completing his Navy residency, Dr. Kirk served as the Dental Officer and Department Head for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four Zero (NMCB 40). During his tour with the Seabees, he was based out of Port Hueneme, California, and completed deployments to Guam, Spain, and Bosnia. He completed his active duty obligation in 1997. Upon leaving active duty, Dr. Kirk was selected as one of two dentists for advanced training in anesthesia at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Kirk completed his Fellowship in Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine from Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1998. Advanced postgraduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was obtained at the University of Tennessee Memphis and Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Kirk received his certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in June of 2002. 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 Commanding Officer of the 24th Dental Company, 4th Dental Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group. 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. Dr. Kirk is married to Dr. Ann-Marie Sutherland. They have three daughters, Presley-Kate, Harper-Grace, Everly-Elizabeth (Peepers) and one son, Brennan James. His hobbies include training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and writing. For more on Dr. Kirk, you can check out Tennessee Implant & Oral Surgery or Dr. Russell Kirk.

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Jonathan Van Horn

Jonathan Van Horn

Certified Public Accountant

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Jonathan created DentistMetrics to solve the problem facing many dentists – they have a complicated business and their time is stretched way too thin. Most dentists spend 15,000 hours learning to be a dentist but ZERO hours learning how to be a business owner. DentistMetrics aims to completely automate and outsource the bookkeeping, financial reporting, and tax portion of the dentist’s business so that they can focus on what really matters in their practice. By creating an automated workflow for the dentist and by focusing on showing dentists what numbers they need to be watching, DentistMetrics has allowed dental practices around the country to raise profits by hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

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Dr. Jason Campbell

Dr. Jason Campbell

Biofunctional Dentistry

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In his practice, Dr. Jason Campbell has personally experienced many complex oral health issues than many dentists face during their careers, including genetically missing teeth, TMJ disorders, and migraine headaches. Additionally, he has been faced with many related medical problems, such as inflammatory illness due to food allergies, intolerances and acid issues. His experience with this dental and medical problems evolved into a passion for helping people in a comprehensive way to teat and avoid the very complex issues and dental problems that he has faced and to help other practitioners to develop the skillset to offer advanced care to patients and catapult their practice to new success.

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Dr. Andrew Turchin

Dr. Andrew Turchin

Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dr. Turchin’s desire to give his patients the very best has kept his schedule busy with Continuing Education Seminars all over the country, and Study Clubs such as the Occlusal Concepts Study Club of Manhattan. His treatment philosophy of integrating health and beauty has interested many different groups, making him a busy lecturer as well. As the science and art of dentistry moves forward, Dr. Turchin is dedicated to being at the forefront. But he knows that personalized care is the most important quality in treating people. Dr. Andrew Turchin graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1999. His quest for more knowledge landed him at Columbia University where he was a Fellow in their Advanced Education in General Dentistry program which included a full year Dental Implant Course given by Branemark, the company credited with inventing and pioneering the modern dental implant. After finishing at Columbia, Dr. Turchin began private practice as an associate at a prominent Fifth Avenue practice renowned for their reconstructive work. In 2002, Dr. Turchin opened his own practice on Fifth Avenue practicing both preventive and reconstructive dentistry. Six months after September 11th, Dr. Turchin was asked to join World Trade Center Dental to help rebuild their great practice, which he was honored to do part time while maintaining his own office. In 2008, Dr Turchin expanded his practice to a much larger space on Madison Avenue, where he designed the practice of his dreams which comforted his patients in a non-clinical environment while under the surface being equipped with the best dental technology had to offer. In 2012, after 13 years of practicing at the top of Manhattan Dentistry, he sold his practice to follow his dream of living and practicing in Aspen, Colorado. It was hard for him to say goodbye to such an amazing practice with so many wonderful patients and a great team. He now enjoys bringing the very best preventive, general, and reconstructive dentistry that he is known for in New York to Aspen, while appreciating the wonders of nature.

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Dr. Baron Grutter

Dr. Baron Grutter

Digital Orthodontics & 3D Printing

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Born in Jackson, TN, I grew up in Rockford, MI, a suburb of Grand Rapids. I had never really given much thought to Dentistry as a profession. Why, I don’t really know, but during the summer between my sophomore and junior year of undergrad, I had a conversation with a second year dental student that opened my eyes. After that, everything is history.

For undergrad, I attended Graceland University and received my degree in Mathematics and Chemistry. For my dental degree, I attended the University of Missouri in Kansas City. I purchased my practice in 2011, Happy Rock Dental. I have since focused it around digital dentistry, particularly in the areas of Cosmetics, Implantology, and Orthodontics. Basically, if it can be technology centered, I’m interested.

I have been involved with software testing and development in dentistry for many years, starting with Sirona’s CEREC Chairside Milling. Currently, I have the privilege of acting as Project Manager of BlueSkyBio’s Orthodontic Department. I also provide technical feeback to a number of companies to help them provide a better dental product.

I’ve been married to my beautiful bride, Grace, for 11 years and we have three amazing children: Bowen (8y/o), Nella (6y/o), and Corwin (2y/o). You can learn more about our daughter Nella and her fight against Type 1 Spinal Muscular atrophy at Facebook.com/PrayersForNella.

When I find some free time, I try to squeeze in some snow or water skiing, snowboarding, running, and CrossFit. When I’m not exploring new ways to improve my work, I try to make the most of my family time and enjoy great TV and movies.

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Dr. Taher Dhoon, DMD

Oral Sedation

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Dr. Taher Dhoon was born in Utah, where he learned to love the outdoors. He later moved to California, receiving his BA in Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. While in dental school, random seating placed him next to another aspiring dentist, named Bridget, who would later become his wife.

Dr. Dhoon has traveled all over the country to learn and perfect the most complex techniques available in modern-day dentistry. He has also traveled to the Dominican Republic two separate times to perform implant surgeries and complex bone grafting procedures for the locals in those less fortunate communities.

He has also completed training and become licensed to provide oral sedation for his patients. This has helped him improve the dental health of his patients who were once too anxious or fearful to visit the dentist. Appointments with sedation are easy and stress-free. Patients find they are finally able to relax and receive the dental treatment that they have put off for so many years. His relentless dedication to continuing education enables him to provide his patients with the finest treatments available.

Dr. Dhoon married his dental school sweetheart and they have two energetic kids named Connor and Claire.

You might say that Dr. Dhoon is excited about having a son and has big plans! Dr. Dhoon eventually plans to buy an old 60s-70s Chevy to rebuild with his son and then hand the keys over to him for his sixteenth birthday, as long as self-driving cars haven’t made this project obsolete.

Claire is only one month old, and already has him wrapped around her little finger. Dr. Dhoon and Bridget also have a golden retriever named West and a little rescue poodle-shih tzu named Jordy.

Together, Dr. Dhoon and his family enjoy exploring all the hidden secrets Colorado has to offer, staying active, and spending time with friends & family.

Dr. Clark Brinton, DMD.

Dental Implants

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Dr. Brinton graduated OHSU School of Dentistry in 2013 as the class valedictorian. During his third and fourth years, he was selected as one of two students to train under Drs. Stanley Malamed and Ken Reed in intravenous sedation as a member of their mini-residency program.

Dr. Brinton practiced general dentistry in New Mexico from 2013 to 2017, devoting much of his practice to IV sedation and dental surgery, including root canal therapy, dental extractions, removal of impacted wisdom teeth, and dental implant surgery. Dr. Brinton credits his high level of experience and education in a short time to his commitment to continued professional education and training.

Dr. Brinton completed didactic and live patient surgical implant training with OCO Biomedical in 2013 and has been placing and restoring dental implants since. He stays current with implantology by attending additional courses and symposiums, having recently returned from the world-renowned Pikos Symposium in November. Dr. Brinton is also a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and a provider of cosmetic and therapeutic Botox for TMJ and head and neck pain.

Dr. Brinton and his wife, Kjerstin, have two young daughters, Annika and Hanna. In their free time, they love to enjoy the outdoors, whether by foot, bike, or skis.

“As a dental student, I developed a passion for the practice of dentistry and went above and beyond the requirements to prepare myself for my future patients in every way possible. Since graduation, I’ve continued to pursue as much continuing education as possible with the goal of providing excellent care to my patients. I try to treat my patients like my family, which starts with a correct diagnosis, exploring treatment options, and performing the right procedure with the excellence and skill to make sure you leave happy with your visit.”

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