Mommy Dentists in Business Podcast

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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127: Interview with founder of Local SEO Search, John Vuong

John Vuong is the owner and founder of Local SEO Search, a boutique agency from Toronto, Ontario. He studied finance at University in London, Ontario and spent the next several years working in print advertising, specifically with the printed directory market, including Yellow Pages. John focuses on helping small, service-based businesses rank on Google in their local market. He also works with a lot of local dentists to help new customers find them.

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126: Interview with Clinical Research Manager at BISCO, Inc., Dr. Rolando Nuñez *Podcast CE*

Dr. Rolando Nuñez obtained his DDS degree from Central University in Venezuela then he obtained a MSc Biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He maintains a private practice in Venezuela and has served as a clinical and research consultant for BISCO Inc, where he now acts as Clinical Research Manager. Dr. Nuñez has lectured worldwide where his main topic of interest is the development of novel restorative materials as well as clinical protocols applied to restorative dentistry.

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125: Interview with dentist & Executive Chairman of Heartland Dental, Dr. Rick Workman

Prior to founding Heartland Dental in 1997 and introducing dentists to the highest quality non-clinical administrative support, Dr. Rick Workman practiced dentistry for nearly 20 years. Realizing there had to be a better way, he assembled a team that would grow to provide support to more than 1,050 offices nationwide. Today, Dr. Workman serves as the company’s Executive Chairman. An advocate for professional development, he devotes time to providing leadership advice through various speaking engagements.

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124: Interview with dentist & practice owner, Dr. Jessie Scott

Dr. Scott never imagined she would be a dentist and took a windy road of various studies which eventually led her to graduate from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2007. Dr. Scott started a private scratch practice in rural South Dakota 2 months after graduation and has practiced there for the last 13 years. She has been able to travel the world with her husband and 3 children on credit card points and looks forward to being able to travel again. #mom_before_dentist

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123: Interview with the “Dancing Dentist,” Dr. Rich Constantine

Dr. Rich Constantine, practicing in Greenville, SC, has brought smiles to millions of people worldwide with his fun and light-hearted dance moves and content on social media. He is changing the way the world feels about going to the dentist while sharing the universal message of positivity and joy to millions of people and encourages people to “Just Keep Smiling”. He mentors professionals one-on-one and also trains teams to adopt healthier daily practices.

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122: Interview with VP, Dental Practice & Relationships at ADAPT, Dr. Suzanne Ebert

Dr. Suzanne Ebert graduated from University Of Louisville College Of Dentistry in 1998 and enjoyed being a private practitioner for 11 years. Upon the sale of her practice, she elected to continue her career by providing dental care to indigent populations as the Dental Director at a local Federally Qualified Health Center. Dr. Ebert is unwavering in her desire to protect private practice dentistry and is a vocal advocate of having a strong association to lead the dental profession.

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121: Interview with general dentist on disability, Dr. Erin Merrifield

Dr. Erin Merrifield attended Western Washington University followed by Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ for dental school. She grew up in the Seattle area and now lives in Eastern Washington, just off the Idaho border with her husband, a program manager at an aerospace company and their three children. Dr. Merrifield started practicing dentistry in 2013 but ended her career September 2020 due to bilateral arthritis, carpal tunnel, and cubital tunnel.

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120: Interview with senior research & development chef, Mike Haracz

Chef Mike Haracz is a senior research & development chef with over 20 years of experience, graduating from Johnson & Wales with degrees in Culinary Arts and Culinary Nutrition. He has spent the last 14 years developing recipes and products for a variety of chain restaurants, as well as other food service, and retail segments including the Manager of Culinary Innovation at McDonald’s for the US menu. He has a YouTube channel called, ‘Chef Mike Does Stuff,’ and is a certified BBQ judge and competitor.

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119: Interview with Surgically Clean Air’s co-founder & CEO, Doug Eaton & director of business development, Kelly Hayes

Doug Eaton and a high school friend, who after both having had successful +20 year careers, started on an unlikely journey to revolutionize the rapidly growing Indoor Air Cleaning industry worldwide. After the addition of a third founder, SCA took off and is now the trusted brand of medical and dental professionals, pro sports teams & Fortune 500 companies to clean, purify & re-energize their air. Return guest and Director of Business Development, Kelly Hayes, or “Clean Air Kelly,” joins the episode.


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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.

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