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.
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118: Interview with return guest, relationship and sex therapist, LCPC, Amy Moran
Amy Moran, LCPC, CST is an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, and the owner of Spark Chicago Therapy. She has years of extensive clinical experience in relationship and sex therapy, addressing common goals including enhancing the experience of sex and sexuality and reducing relational conflict. As an LGBTQ-, kink- and non-monogamy-affirming therapist, she works with individuals and couples experiencing sexual desire discrepancies and for improvement and revitalization of intimacy and sexual satisfaction.
117: Interview with third year dental student, Carly Fox
Carly Fox is a third year dental student at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Before dental school, she spent two years working with Dr. Yum and her staff at Yummy Dental and Orthodontics for Kids as a dental assistant and insurance coordinator. She is currently serving as the president of the U of M student chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and is planning to apply for pediatric dental residencies beginning next fall.
116: Interview with event coordinator & Dental Tech Chat host, Alli Diangelo
Alli is the events coordinator for Sodium Dental and is a graduate from University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s in communications and Media Studies. She enjoys being able to network and chat with dentists at dental shows and meetings. Most recently, she started the podcast, “Dental Tech Chat,” that you can find on YouTube, Spotify or wherever you listen! Alli loves helping connect dentists to the equipment and technology solutions that will benefit their practices.
115: Interview with founder & CEO of DentalHQ, Dr. Brett Wells
Dr. Brett Wells is the founder and CEO of DentalHQ, a practicing dentist in Raleigh, NC, and a frequent podcast guest star. A serial entrepreneur, a foodie, and a die-hard Carolina Panthers fan, Dr. Wells started DentalHQ to help his fellow dentists increase patient care and case acceptance with in-house membership plans.
114: Interview with general dentist & practice owner, Dr. Neha Batra
Neha Batra, D.D.S., attended Kalamazoo College before Her love for science and art led her to the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Upon graduation, she completed a general practice residency at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. Dr. Batra is married to a pediatric dentist and also co owns a pediatric dental practice with her husband. When Dr. Batra is not doing dentistry, she is a busy mom raising 2 boys and loves traveling and creating new cocktails.
113: Interview with territory manager of prevention division at Dentsply Sirona, Natalie Berse
Natalie Berse is a Bethel University graduate who has spent the past several years working in sales in the dental industry. Most recently, Natalie works for Dentsply Sirona as a territory manager in the Preventive division. Natalie strives to help clinicians expand their knowledge surrounding preventive procedures and infection prevention protocols in the dental setting. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys staying active in barre classes, cooking in the kitchen and spending time with her family and friends.
112: Interview with certified nutritionist & owner of Resolute Fitness, Andrew Brightman
After two tours overseas and 9 wonderful years in the ARMY, Andrew Brightman moved on to graduate from Mankato State University with a bachelors in Biology with a zoology emphasis. He’s competed and placed in the top 5 in national bodybuilding competitions, collected NASM, ISSA, NETA training and nutrition certificates. Having held every position within the health and wellness industry Andrew is carrying out his dream of changing lives with his company Resolute Fitness.
111: Interview with Holistic Infant and Child Sleep Consultant, Laura Meierkort
Laura Meierkort has 17+ years of knowledge and experience as a former nanny, Certified Lactation Counselor and Holistic Infant and Child Sleep Consultant. She created Nest Family Sleep Consulting to empower families in solving their children’s sleep challenges in a mindful, holistic way. Her passion for healthy sleep led to creating the podcast, The Little Sleep Show, which is part of her mission to help as many parents as she can with sleep and learning to be more present for our children and ourselves.
110: Interview with practice transition specialists, Dr. Erick Rupprecht & Dr. Kim Sena
Erick Rupprecht received his DDS degree from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry. After practicing over thirty years he retired from clinical dentistry due to a vision issue.
Dr. Kim Sena attended University of Michigan School of Dentistry and had a long-standing practice in Grand Rapids, MI. He retired from full-time practice earlier than expected due to a chronic neck condition.
Both now use their knowledge and experience to help colleagues as they purchase, grow or transition their practices.
109: Interview with CEO & founder of DDS Dental Supplies, Dinesh Sakhrani
Dinesh Sakhrani is a Boston College graduate who majored in Finance. He spent the first 6 years of his career at Morgan Stanley as an investment banker. Soon after that, 16 years ago, he started DDS Dental supplies with his wife, Diya. They are both hands on and work with clients throughout the day. Their goals are simple- to maximize savings in the most efficient way possible with their amazing team. When not working, Dinesh enjoys spending time with his family, home renovation, and traveling.
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