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156: Interview with dentist, practice owner & co-founder & CEO at YAPI, Dr. Gina Dorfman

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For almost two decades, Dr. Gina Dorfman has continually proved herself to be an innovative leader in the field of dentistry. As a dentist, practice owner, and entrepreneur, Dr. Dorfman has had the opportunity to engage with dental professionals across the country with the goal of helping them grow and thrive.

Dr. Dorfman graduated from the University of Southern California in 1996, earning a degree in Biochemistry. She completed her dental training at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry in 2000 and shortly after started her practice near Los Angeles, California.

While starting a practice in a saturated market came with its own challenges, the practice grew tremendously over the years, expanding to several locations. Because of her experience running multiple practices and leading a big team, Dr. Dorfman developed a unique insight into how efficient practices organize and operate and how dental teams can work together to overcome obstacles and reach their goals. A recognized speaker and author, Dr. Dorfman is regularly invited to teach other dentists across the country. She has presented at multiple local and national dental meetings, such as the Townie Meeting and Practice on Fire Live. Recently, she’s had the honor to join the faculty at the Dental Success Network, a unique community dedicated to advanced learning and collaboration.

Dr. Dorfman is also a frequent contributor to several industry blogs and the host of Behind the Smiles Podcast that features the most disruptive and influential members of the dental community who are moving dentistry forward.

Dr. Dorfman spends numerous hours in continuing education each year to further her dental expertise and is always on the cutting edge of technology.

Her passion for creating systems and leveraging technology to streamline practice operations is what eventually led her to co-found YAPI, a paperless dental software, where she is currently serving as the CEO of the company.

When she is not working, Dr. Dorfman enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with her husband Ken, their two children, Mila and Lenny, and their German Shephard named Axel.

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