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 also founded and built Yummy Dental and Orthodontics for Kids into a leader in its category. In this Podcast, Dr. Yum shares pearls of wisdom based on her experience that are designed to help moms be successful in their medical careers and in their lives more broadly. She interviews a rotating cast of experts who give invaluable advice from a variety of perspectives: fashion stylists, lawyers, CEOs, nutritionists, skincare experts, parenting experts and more. Along the way, Dr. Yum shares the secrets to her success in balancing motherhood and her growing business interests in dental, real estate and beyond.
162: Interview with cryptocurrency investor and trader, Dr. Susan Reilly
Susie Reilly is an investor, trader and community builder in the cryptocurrency space. Until recently, she owned and operated a successful general dental practice outside of Atlanta, GA for 23 years. That changed in 2021 when she remembered she had purchased Bitcoin a few years ago. She took the earnings from that purchase and began a trading career that has led her to leave her dental practice and pursue crypto full time. She’s the founder of 3 crypto communities The Hyve, Fomonomo, and The Crypto Garden
161: Interview with CEO at Denterica & SEO specialist, Seth Mendelsohn
After graduating from Kansas State University with a major in management information systems, Seth Mendelsohn spent most of his career implementing healthcare IT systems at hospitals across the country. He found had a passion for dentistry and thrived as the Director of Operations for his wife’s dental practice. Seth’s favorite part of his job was performing SEO so he decided to start a dental marketing company help other businesses with getting new patients though SEO.
160: Interview with dentist & practice owner, Dr. Talia Nutting
Dr. Talia Nutting has provided exceptional dental care in Knoxville since 2009. She has studied extensively on implant restoration at the Zimmer Implant Institute and with Biomet’s Synergy Program. She received intensive training on Cerec CAD/CAM technology, and is also a member of the prestigious Kois Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Nutting grew up just down the road in Kingston, Tennessee. She studied at the University of Tennessee and now resides in West Knoxville with her husband and two children.
159: Interview with motivational speaker and continuing education provider, Brandi Hooker Evans, RDH
Brandi Hooker Evans is an experienced team trainer, motivational speaker, and an engaging continuing education provider. Brandi has been a clinical dental hygienist since 2007. She uses her master’s degree in health education as well as specialized adult learning tactics to help dentists and their teams achieve their highest potential as professionals and swiftly adopt the skillsets and mindsets needed to achieve healthy patients and practices, all while being healthy providers!
158: Interview with Orthodontist & "Dr. Bar the Braces Doc" on TikTok, Dr. Bar Nguyen
Dr. Bar lives in Katy, Texas with his wife, Dr. Katie, and his son, Bailey. He is the founder and
owner of Adventure Orthodontics located in Spring, TX. As a Board Certified Orthodontist married to a biological dentist, his philosophies and treatment goals are in alignment with biological, airway, and whole body wellness. He has had great success using TikTok to reach his patients with engaging, fun, and educational videos delivered in a way patients of all ages can relate to and enjoy.
157: Interview with Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Allison Tompkins
Ally Tompkins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience treating a range of clinical issues across a diverse adult population. Ally earned her BA in journalism from Columbia College Chicago and her Master’s degree in clinical social work from Loyola University Chicago. Ally specializes in the treatment of disordered eating, anxiety, OCD, depression, PTSD, and body image disturbance. Her work is informed by a “Health At Every Size" framework, allowing her clients to feel safe in their bodies.
Good support for families
I’m not a dentist but as a dedicated mother, professional, and podcast host a truly got a lot out of this podcast.Thank you for providing real life knowledge to working professionals!
Cher Kretz host of Parenting with The Focused Mindset
Dr. Grace Yum shows you can do it all but also how to have balance. I admire her strength and vulnerability in both her interview and her guests. All of us women in dentistry need to be reminded we can’t be perfect 24/7. She is truly A breath of fresh air for our profession.
It Takes A Village
As any busy working mom will tell you, “It takes a village” to help us do all we have to do from being a dentist, business owner, mother, wife, daughter and friend! This podcast gathers experts and people just like us to provide resources & advice to gain help where we need it most! As Dr. Yum has said, we need our village but also our champions! Keep up the great work!