CEO Roundtable 2021- New Date!


Mommy Dentists in Business: CEO Roundtable 2021

NEW Date:  May 6-7, 2021
Time: 7:30am-5:00pm
Location: WALDORF ASTORIA CHICAGO, 11 E Walton Chicago, Illinois 60611


**This event is invite ONLY! If you are interested in attending the CEO Roundtable, please email for instructions on how to attend. Paid members only!**


Mommy Dentists in Business is excited to present the MDIB CEO Roundtable! The CEO Roundtable is an opportunity for like minded successful MDIB to share best practices that push their business over the edge. Topics will include real estate, internet security, profits, losses and controlling overhead, and more! This event is for paid members only with room for only 25 doctors.

thursday Night Cocktail Hour

Time: TBD
Location:  TBD


Hotel Recommendation:

11 E Walton
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Telephone:  1-312-646-1300

Please book your hotel room through the link below:


Event Speakers: 

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A little about Barbara Ellis Racic

Barbara Ellis-Racic, Senior Vice President of Corporate Real Estate Solutions, has over 25 years of experience negotiating complex real estate transactions in the asset classes of office, industrial and retail space. She joined Corporate Real Estate Solutions in 2001 to address an championing the interests of entities in the financial, healthcare, non-profit, and service and technology firm sectors in negotiations for leased and owned space. She has completed assignments for clients with unusual needs, including call centers, medical/dental space, showroom/workshop space, community based satellite offices, flex uses, and adaptive reuse such as studio spaces and retail converted to school uses. Barbara is active with Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), The Breakfast Club, the ACA Business Club, the Small Business Advocacy Council, and Healthcare Practice Solutions. These organizations provide open forums for discussions that keep its members current on commercial industry trends. Ms. Ellis-Racic founded and chairs a networking group targeted towards the healthcare industry operating under the name Integrated Healthcare Alliance. In addition, she is active in non-profit organizations including Visceral Dance Chicago, the Orchestral Association of the Chicago Symphony, the Association of Fundraising Professionals- Chicago, and the Illinois MGMA, the Arts and Business Council and the Association of Consultants to Nonprofits. Ms. Ellis-Racic has served a Senior Instructor for SIOR (the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors), teaching designation level courses, and has appeared as a guest speaker for many industry groups, including The Chicago Dental Society, the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management, the Rosalind Franklin School of Psychiatry, The Chicagoland MGMA, the Association of Accounting Administrators, and the Association of Legal Administrators.


Course Title: “The Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Commercial Real Estate”

Course Objectives:
So you would like to own real estate as an investment? Basics you should know.

In this segment, you will:

  • Explore motivations for making real estate investments
  • Key questions to help define the right real estate for you
  • Introduction to basic real estate vocabulary
  • What does a pro-forma look like?
  • Commercial loans, no they don’t function like mortgages
  • Life cycle of a real estate investment
  • How much does it cost to run this darn investment?
  • Key Takeaways to start investing.

Course Description:
As entrepreneurs, dentists often look to expand their holdings and their assets by investing in commercial real estate. In this educational session, you will explore: why you want to invest, what kinds of investments are available, how to invest (introduction to key terms and vocabulary), how to create a pro-forma, basics of commercial loans, fundamentals of leases/triple net/modified gross/full service, calculating your occupancy costs, life cycle of a real estate investment- the 4 stages, and who should be on your team. Bring your questions!  This interactive session will give you a great starting point for expanding your real estate portfolio.




A little about kristen ehringer


Course Title: “The Truth About Your Money: Uncover Mistakes, Myths, and Math To Grow Your Wealth”

Course Objectives:

  • Learn how to organize your overall financial picture to help you make better decisions
  • Discover some of the biggest setbacks that plague dentists and learn how to avoid them
  • Identify which area of financial planning is your biggest opportunity for growth going forward
  • Decide where to put money at critical stages in your career to increase wealth
  • Analyze whether you should pay down debt, let it ride, or invest your money
  • Hands-on instruction with workbooks to leave you feeling more confident in your future

Course Description:

Come join Kristen Ehringer and learn how to increase your financial confidence so you can live your best life, today.  Financial planning isn’t just about piling up cash for retirement—it’s about making decisions that allow you to live more fully in the present moment, while still protecting the integrity of your future.  As an Associate Advisor at Dentist Advisors, Kristen specializes in working with Dentists at different stages in their careers and helping them make the most of what they have.


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A little about Victoria Peterson 

Victoria Peterson combines 30 years of dental entrepreneurial experience with a degree in Spiritual Studies to bring a refreshing approach to business. Victoria is the CEO & co-founder of Productive Dentist Academy, a four time recipient of Inc. 5000 fastest growing privately held companies. She has also been awarded 2013 Silver Stevie Female Entreprenuer of the Year. She is an advisor to Dental Entrepreneur Women (DeW) and on faculty with Dental Speakers Institute, and spends time each year in mission work in the Dominican Republic. Victoria can be reached: or 800-757-6077.


Course Title: “Soaring Above the Day-to-Day as CEO”

Course Objectives: 
Discover the freedom that comes from shifting your perspective and engaging inner wisdom:
• Stilling your Mind to Connect to Your Vision
• Aligning Business with Life Purposes
• Crafting Your Role as Owner and CEO
• Aligning Team with your Mission

Course Description: 
Most business classes in dentistry focus on practice management. The key word here is “management”, which deals with day-to-day tasking, short-term planning, and holding people accountabile. Effective CEO’s know how to empower the management team and get above the frey. This allows time for the true work of future casting the company.

  • Where do I see my practice in 3-5 years?
  • How will I deal with the industry changes?
  • When the time comes, what is my exit strategy for retirement?



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A little about John Riley 

John provides marketing strategy development along with helping dentists find untapped profit in their dental practices all across the country. He has over seventeen years of experience working exclusively with high-end, fee-for-service dentists to develop marketing campaigns that work. Helping dentists find true fulfillment, more time off and financial freedom in their practices. With his extensive background in consumer behavioral and motivational strategies, John has a unique ability to discover the marketing tactics that will work best for your unique situation. His clients consider him a valuable partner and key member of their teams, citing advice that is often counter-intuitive, yet proven by success. John’s specialized education is extensive, including behavior management and consumer influence studies with Ziglar Training Systems and Tom Hopkins International.


Broken up into a two part course:

Course Title: “”Increasing Internal Brand + Patient Conversion”: Discovering the True Power of Your Internal Brand Plus how to Enhance Your Team’s Communication to Increase Patient Conversion and Case Acceptance.”

Course Objectives: 

  • Identify the core reasons what makes you come alive each day and how to increase those ideal days which will bring more fulfillment in your practice.
  • Discover how your team has the opportunity to dramatically increase patient conversion by 20-30% + by “Setting the Stage for an Excellence Experience”.
  • Understand how to dominate your market over time with a proper Internal brand — “What the top dentists in the world know that others don’t.”

Course Description: 

How’s your “INTERNAL BRAND” that guides you TO DO WHAT YOU DO, not what you say you do? I’m not talking about a logo or marketing tagline, rather an internal brand that drives you and your team to increase your referrals because your patients have something to talk about. Just like Four Season Hotels. When you visit a Four Seasons, they give you something to talk about and you are willing to spend much more per stay because of the experience you had during the stay.  Capture your patients’ loyalty and increase your internal referrals by understanding and integrating your practice’s brand identity. Plus, how does your team share your clinical skill, CE, accreditations, awards received, and your passion for excellence when communicating with your patients and prospective patients? If they don’t do this properly (or at all), prospective patients can’t differentiate you vs. the Big Box dental clinics — the only separates is PRICE…and that’s a shame. And that’ll cost you thousands, tens of thousands. During this session, John will provide an objective framework to dramatically increase conversion by keeping your future patients from seeking your competitors. If applied over time, your phone conversion (and case acceptance) could see a 20-30% increase in conversion rate.


A little about sam munakl

Sam Munakl serves as the owner of Cytek, a cybersecurity firm located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sam has more than 14 years of professional experience and continuing education in the Cybersecurity industry. His formal education started at Damascus University where he received his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. He has continued his professional training by earning several Microsoft certifications including Microsoft Certified System Engineer and System Administrator. Sam is also HIPAA Security Certified and earned his Master’s degree of Science in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland.

Sam’s passion is cybersecurity. Through Cytek, Sam and his team have worked tirelessly to develop solutions to protect businesses’ data and privacy. Sam’s knowledge of HIPAA guidelines and background in cybersecurity helped him to create solutions that allow healthcare practices to seamlessly attain and maintain compliance without interfering in the day to day operations of an organization. Sam and his team have worked closely with healthcare providers to develop easy to use software allowing an ideal and stress-free transition to full compliance. In recent years, Sam has begun traveling the country speaking to professionals of all industries and educating them on the importance of privacy as well as the risks we face today in an ever changing technology driven environment.

Course Title:

Ransomware: Prevention, Protection, and Education

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the value of their data and why you may be at greater risk as a smaller provider.
  • Define ransomware and email phishing, as well as understand how to identify a phishing email. Ransomware is one of the most prolific criminal business models today, costing providers tens of $1,000, lost data, and possibly weeks of downtime. Most importantly, however, it can be prevented, and the first step is understanding and identifying ransomware and email phishing.
  • Lead their team through the necessary steps to take in the event of a ransomware attack. Cybercriminals are clever, and they are relentless. Millions of dollars are spent every year developing new ways to infiltrate, infect, and steal patient data. Even with the best-laid defenses, a ransomware attack can happen. It is critical to know how to respond and react quickly to minimize the damage and recover your data.
  • Conduct themselves in a way that allows them to identify an internal threat. There is a common misconception that we must always be looking outside our practice for a cyber or ransomware threat. Unfortunately, a large percentage of threats exist within the walls of your office. The ability to know where these threats come from and how to combat them is vital.

Course Description:

This course will focus primarily on ransomware and email phishing. Allowing individuals a deeper understanding of how each works and the ability to better identify an attempt to infiltrate their network. In this course, the speaker will first begin by laying the foundation of cybersecurity, privacy, and the importance of protecting data.  Examples of phishing emails will be provided in order to indicate different points within an email that will allow the recipient to determine the legitimacy of the message.



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A little about Stephenie Goddard 

Stephenie Goddard is executive vice president at Glidewell Dental, an industry-leading provider of dental laboratory products and services. Stephenie strategically leads new
business development, sales, customer experience, human resources and learning and  development. Since joining Glidewell in 2006, Stephenie has advanced through the ranks from vice president of human resources to vice president of business operations to her current role on the executive management team.

Committed to grooming the next generation of leaders, Stephenie has engineered three highly effective company initiatives. Under her guidance, Glidewell established LEAD, High Potential and the Executive Leadership Programs, which have produced exceptional talent for the company at all levels by providing educational development, management tools and leadership principles to promising team members. Stephenie is equally passionate about elevating women and pioneered a 12-month program offered through Glidewell that launched in 2019 for women dentists nationwide to cultivate additional voices of influence for the industry. She has further built on the Guiding Leaders brand and will launch a 2-day leadership and dental CE summit in April 2020. Stephenie obtained a bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and a master’s degree in industrial / organizational psychology from San Jose State University.


Course Title: “Empower the Way you Lead Through Awareness of Perceptions”

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize various perceptions of men and women in the workplace.
  • Identify emotional intelligence competencies and their impact on leadership.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of how to overcome workplace perceptions.
  • Apply effective communication strategies to ensure successful conversations are intentional and

Course Description:
Today, we talk about the power of perception and how it plays into today’s work environment. Stephenie will discuss how women leaders can use the awareness and mindfulness of such perceptions to leverage how women are perceived by those around them, and use that leverage to make an impact. Harnessing perceptions begins with increasing one’s self-awareness, thereby allowing women to be intentional in the way they communicate with their staff and in the way they have important conversations.


A little about MEGHAN CONGER

Meghan Conger has a passion for helping independent dental practices and their teams succeed. With over 20 years of experience in dental leadership and management, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to each practice in addition to hands-on experience in all aspects of the daily flow of the business and the complexity of staff management. Meghan has supported countless independent dentists thrive thru seminars, workshops, and in-office coaching on leadership, team culture, finance, and practice operations. As a faculty member at Marquette University’s School of Dentistry, she has had an opportunity to manage the university’s practice management program educating our future dental leaders on practice management and the steps to building a profitable and successful dental practice. Meghan’s proven leadership and practice operations techniques assist practices in developing individualized easy to use office systems that suite their practice philosophy, energize their team, and engage their patients while managing expenses and increasing practice profitability. Her passion and understanding of private practice, is evident in her dedication to the teams she supports and the thriving practices they are a part of.

This lecture will be streamed into the event!

Course Title: TBA

Course Objectives:

  • Coming Soon!

Course Description:
Coming Soon!



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A little about Jennifer Pearce 

“Disrupting your status quo to create transformational team improvements!”
What a client said Jennifer Pearce did in his practice. Jennifer Pearce has been in dentistry 24 years- 18 years as a Practice Administrator and 4 as a Chief Operating Officer and Co-Owner of 2 dental practices with a dentist partner. She moved into coaching to help dentists and their teams love what they do and have a healthy synergy while doing it. Dentistry is rapidly changing and requires more diligence today to have a healthy balance. She would love to coach you and your team to love your practice, love your life!


Course Title: “Guts, Grit and Lipstick.  A Woman’s Perspective in Dentistry to Understanding Your Financials”

Course Objectives: 

  • Best categories to review on your P&L to begin understanding
  • How these categories help you control your overhead
  • What are healthy overhead %’s you need to know, tips for improving
  • You will leave feeling more confident in understanding your numbers and running your business

Course Description: 

We will review your Profit and Loss (P&L) and why it’s important to understand this financial document.  How understanding this document aids in understanding healthy overhead percentages? How do these affect your profit margin? How does this help you feel more secure in running your practice?

Bring a recent P&L with you to the meeting and you’ll leave with a basic understanding and tools to begin your financial business understanding in a safe fun and collaborative environment!



Breakout Session – Led by Dr. Grace Yum

Course Objectives: 

  • Hiring and firing “well”
  • Evaluating key performance indicators
  • Cultivating leadership within the dental practice

Course Description:

This breakout session is geared towards sharing best practices with one another, helping one another create implementation systems to take back to practices, and focusing on how to execute the best practices.