Beyond The Op is a podcast for dentists that celebrates the careers of dental professionals who have gone “beyond the operatory” to make their mark in business education and innovation. In this episode, your host doubles as your guest. Dr. Sean Robertson shares the inspiration for the creation of the podcast and his own personal journey from a practice owner to a partner in a dental practice brokerage.
Episode 7 with Dr. Bryson LeMone
Dr. LeMone attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City for dental school and graduated in 2004. Since the completion of his training, he has owned or been affiliated with over 18 dental practices. He currently co-owns and operates a small group practice and DSO in the Spokane Washington area. Challenges in dental office management lead Dr. LeMone and his business partner to develop and create an innovative dental administrative software named Dentavine. Dentavine is a secure cloud-based receptacle that houses all information and knowledge needed to run and scale your office or dental group practice. The value of Dentavine as a software is particularly exemplified when a practice loses a key employee, a second location is opened, or in entering group practice. Dr. LeMone currently lives in Utah, loves the outdoors, is married and with four children. You can learn more about Dentavine at www.dentavine.com
Episode 6 with Ruthann Brown
After a successful 18-year career as a Dental Hygienist, Ruthann completed the required schooling and left the dental field to pursue a career as a full-time Realtor. Since entering the real estate industry in 2014 as a Salesperson, Ruthann has completed the necessary exams to obtain her Broker license and has recently completed the educational and practical requirements to achieve her Certified International Property Specialist designation.
While she provides a range of real estate services, Ruthann specializes in the luxury waterfront market in Canada’s premiere cottage country: Muskoka. Affectionately referred to as the “Hampton’s of the North,” Muskoka is host to 1600+ freshwater lakes and has become a playground for the wealthy-- including several celebrities -- offering a relaxing yet social lifestyle centered around life on the water.
As a Real Estate Broker and Certified International Property Specialist with Engel & Völkers Muskoka, Ruthann has successfully worked with buyers and sellers from various parts of Canada, the United States, and internationally. Her love for Muskoka and her real estate knowledge makes for a winning combination. Ruthann believes every client deserves a bespoke experience, so whether they are buying or selling, Ruthann works tirelessly to promote her client’s best interests and achieve their personal real estate goals.
Beyond The Op With Dr. Miyen Kwek
Dr. Miyen Kwek graduated in 1997 from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. Over the years, he acquired, built and branded a multitude of community dental practices surrounding Kitchener/Waterloo where he focuses primarily on comprehensive care, surgery, implants, and digital dentistry. In the last 3 years, he built and acquired 5 additional successful practices in Southwestern Ontario with key partners, while coaching other dentists and their teams on how to do the same. His ability to combine business systems, technology, clinical efficiency and case acceptance has resulted in a platform that has helped clinicians attain significant success in practice growth. His unique approach to the business of dentistry has sparked the interest of many dentists providing them with a clearer path to clinical excellence and profitability. He prides himself with having the ability to have one of the lowest overhead practices in Canada despite discounting his clinical fees, while at the same time, paying his staff well and not controlling sundry costs. Asides from his clinical and business accolades, he has mentored countless colleagues over the past decade using an innovative hands on teaching style for oral surgery, implants and now CAD/CAM, launching them years ahead in their career. As a result, Miyen co-founded Dentistree Academy, a proven platform for hands-on clinical mentorship, which participating dentists believe is truly the Next Level of Education. On the side, Dr. Kwek has spoken nationally and internationally on numerous topics such has Oral Surgery, Implants, CAD/CAM, fully integrated technology and Practice Profitability. He has lectured for companies such as Henry Schein and Patterson and is currently a Speaker and Key Opinion Leader for VITA North America and Dentsply Sirona, in some of the most coveted dental events in the industry. Miyen has an incomparable view on how to succeed and believes that the “path less travelled” and “thinking outside the box” holds the key to success in today’s changing marketplace in dentistry. Currently Miyen is bringing the lucrative world of real estate development into the dental industry to pursue his ongoing quest to create win-win opportunities and relationships for everyone.
You can learn more about Dentistree Academy by going to www.dtacademy.ca
Beyond The Op With Dr. James Younger
Dr. James Younger is a practicing dentist and the Founder and CEO of TempStars – Canada’s largest and number one rated dental temp agency and hiring firm. Dr. Younger has achieved this by creating leading-edge mobile technology that allows dental professionals to connect quickly and easily. James is a 1999 graduate of The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry. The inspiration for his hiring agency came in 2015 with a last-minute cancellation from a hygienist. After 2 years of commitment to create a solution for our profession, TempStars was born. The company was created to alleviate stress amongst practice owners and employees through connecting quickly and easily with an available dental hygienist or assistant and also to support great hygienists and assistants to live a busy, flexible, and empowered professional lifestyle.
Beyond The Op With Dr. Walter Heidary
Dr. Walter Heidary is an entrepreneurial leader who combines an extensive portfolio of corporate leadership with a wealth of knowledge, having founded successful enterprises in the education, health care, marketing and real estate sectors. In this engaging episode, Dr. Heidary shares how he has identified problems and created solutions that have helped to create his award winning and rapidly growing Child Ventures early childhood education centres, executive medical health company Heidary Health, his media company, 12-Sparks Media, and his private equity real estate company, BRED.
Beyond The Op With Lisa Philp
Lisa Philp is the CVO of Transitions Group Canada. She and her company have supported thousands of dental professionals in their careers from graduation to retirement through her revolutionary practice management processes. She has been on Dentistry Today’s top 100 speakers list for more than 10 years. In this episode, Lisa shares how she took her career beyond the op to her exciting and successful entrepreneurial career that supports dentists across the country.