California Regional Event
August 4, 2023
The Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Thursday, May 4th
Dr. Samena Rahman
Friday, May 5th
Speaker to be Announced
Lunch/ Working Breakout
Dr. Natanya Brown
Speaker to be announced
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Show up and be the leader
Course Title: Show up and Be the Leader
- Learn how to lead oneself and others at work.
- Demonstrate leadership skills to motivate the team and have a positive workplace environment.
- Have concrete steps in implementing leadership skills.
About The Speaker
Dr. Grace Yum
Dr. Grace Yum grew up in Glenview, Illinois and now lives in sunny California. She is a mother and a certified pediatric dentist, a certification achieved by only 5% of all dentists in the U.S. Dr. Yum is the former founder and practice owner of Yummy Dental & Orthodontics for Kids and she is also the founder and CEO of Mommy Dentists in Business.
Mommy Dentists in Business was started in June of 2017 by Dr. Grace Yum, while on a business trip with her husband. She noticed how lawyers connected and networked with one another and felt that dentistry was missing that component of camaraderie. The Facebook group was a way to connect dentists from all over the world, especially dentists like herself, moms that are business owners.
In addition to managing the MDIB community, Dr. Yum hosts her own podcast, Mommy Dentists in Business Podcast. With 20 seasons and counting, Dr. Yum’s podcast has been in the iTunes top 100, was ranked #3 of 15 of the top dental podcasts by Patterson Dental’s “Off the Cusp” publication and has been downloaded over 200,000 times.
She has quietly become nationally recognized in her field. Dr. Yum has appeared and was featured on TODAY Show on NBC nationally, NBC Chicago as a repeat guest, Parents Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Chicago Parent Magazine. She has also appeared on many podcasts, with topics covering dentistry, work/life balance and business tips for the working mom.
During her spare time, Dr. Yum enjoys spending time with her two kids and husband in Newport Coast, California.
Learning To Care Well For Yourself: The Psychology of Secure Attachment
What does it mean to provide yourself with self-care? It starts with your sense of self. The science of attachment theory offers a beautiful lens to understand what it means to have a healthy sense of self and how to care well for your sense of self. It’s no secret that many Mommy Dentists are great at caring for others but struggle to care for themselves. Mommy Dentists will have the chance to explore their sense of self and how they can use practical therapy exercises in their own life to provide self-care guilt-free. Psychological Self-care is as vital as brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day
About The Speaker
Ed Coambs MBA, MA, MS, CFP®, CFT-I™, is an internationally recognized thought leader and award-winning author in financial therapy. He leads couples through financial planning from financial frustration into financial intimacy and connection using the latest in love and brain science. His ideas appear in the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, Time, and CNBC. He earned master’s degrees in business, counseling, and financial planning. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Financial Therapist™.
Ed is the founder of HealthyLoveandMoney.com, an organization on a mission to help couples transform their relationship with each other and money through planning, learning, healing, and growing. He offers financial planning, social content, book, courses, blogs, and podcasts through this website, all aimed at helping couples and the professionals that serve them understand where their relationship and money challenges come from and how to create financial intimacy in their lives.
Pursuing health, wellness, and the ever-elusive self-care for the MDIB CEO
What does it mean to be healthy? How do we define self-care? And when life gets busy, how do we make time for any of it? We’re playing the role of business owner, medical professional, mother, friend, partner, neighbor–you name it. The busier and more complicated our lives get, the harder it can be to implement appropriate and successful ways to care for ourselves, and stay mentally and physically healthy. Participants in this course will explore what it means to care for themselves holistically and examine what gets in the way, from the workplace to home and everywhere in between.
About The Speaker
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 works with individuals seeking therapy as a means of improving their lives. Whether it’s managing stress, finding work/life balance, coping with role changes (marriage, divorce, parenthood, job loss) or working to feel “un-stuck,” Ally creates a warm and inviting environment for her clients to explore the barriers in their lives. Ally also specializes in the treatment of disordered eating, anxiety, OCD, depression, PTSD, grief, and body image disturbance. Her work is informed by a “Health At Every Size” (HAES) framework, allowing her clients to feel accepted and safe in their bodies and in the therapeutic space right from the start.
Ally uses a range of evidenced-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP), and Written Exposure Therapy (WET). Ally cares deeply about the populations she has served, and over the years she has presented on eating disorder treatment to professionals, consumers, and students. Ally loves to learn and teach and is always seeking out new training and workshops to further her expertise in the areas most important to her clients.
Geriatric Dentistry: The Fastest Growing Demographic in Dentistry
About The Speaker
Dr. Lou Graham
Dr. Graham is an internationally recognized lecturer extensively involved in continuing education for dental professionals. His lectures focus on incorporating current clinical advancements through “conservative dentistry.” He emphasizes the same concepts he practices: dental health diagnosis, treatment plans for medically compromised patients, conservative treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and customized approaches to periodontal care, implants and laser dentistry.
Dr. Graham is the founder of Catapult Education, a continuing education company whose philosophy and programs use contemporary, interactive formats to integrate time-proven conservative dentistry with 21st century materials and techniques.
Dr. Graham is a published author in many leading national and international dental journals. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Chicago Dental Society and Illinois Dental Association.
Dr. Graham is a graduate of Emory Dental School. He is the former Dental Director of the University of Chicago’s Department of Dentistry. He enjoys providing dental care at his multi-specialty private practice group, University Dental Professionals, in Chicago, IL – Hyde Park. Dr. Graham offers half-day, full-day and multi-day lectures, including custom courses and hands-on workshops.
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