I’m Ellie.

Becoming an expert in helping organizations scale, grow, and thrive didn’t happen overnight. Check out my 25+ year journey throughout the dental industry and beyond.

How'd we get here?

Operatory Beginnings

My early years were spent working in a successful practice, learning virtually every function used by dental practices. I started off as a dental assistant and then became an office manager. After years spent in the practice setting, I continued my education and began working as a dental hygienist

These years provided a strong foundation for my knowledge on both the clinical side and the business operations side of the dental field. This is what has pushed me to adopt a bottom-up approach when providing DSO leadership expertise.

Breaking Into Pharma

Once I got a solid grasp of the dental practice space, I dove into a new adventure by entering the dental pharmaceutical industry. For nearly 5 years, I worked for a top-notch pharma company, holding various roles including Coaching, Sales, Education, and Account Management. This experience widened the scope of my industry knowledge and equipped me with the expertise to strengthen dental organizations.

Leading DSOs and More

After my time in pharma, I went on to hold multiple Senior VP and CEO positions with DSOs such as Coast Dental, Dental One Partners, and Advantage Dental from DentaQuest. In 2016, I founded and since operated my own dental advisory firm, Dental Solutions by Ellie Naderi. In 2018, I helped start a Pedo/Ortho group called SALT Dental out of the Pacific Northwest. My career has included work as an educator, giving clinical and didactic instruction to dental hygiene students at the Cerritos College Dental Hygiene Program.

Guiding Industry Titans

Today, I work as an operating partner to various investors in the dental space. My talents include board advising and support to technology and vendor partners geared toward solving DSO pain points. In addition, I chair the board of Womzii, a patient referral software technology company.

I also provide expertise to multi-site healthcare executives, advisors to DSOs, private equity firms, vender partners, operations experts, board chairs, educators, coaches, and mentors that are passionate about team development, culture, and leadership.

My Inspiration

Being a single mom of two beautiful kids has inspired me to continue to grow as a leader so that I can be a role model for them as they become young adults.

Every day, I strive to empower my daughter to grow up to be the strong and capable young lady she is destined to become.

What Industry Leaders Are Saying

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Position, Company name

I thought I knew the meaning of hard work and dedication until I found myself working next to Ellie. Enthusiastic, dedicated, patient-focused, loyal. All of these things describe Ellie but she is, indeed, so much more. A well-rounded leader, executive, coach, clinician, teacher, and student. She is an HR person's dream client and I am a better executive and person for having met and worked with her.

Michael James

Vice President of Human Resources at Spectra360 & Raso Solutions

Ellie is truly a gem: Dedicated to the job as if it were her own business. Expert knowledge in all aspects of the industry. Inspirational leader who motivates all around her to be their best. An ethical business woman beyond reproach. She does all this with a smile that lights up the room. All who are fortunate enough to work with her looks forward to the next meeting with Ellie. I have been one of the fortunate ones.

Ken Nussen

Dental Consultant

It has been my great pleasure to work with Ellie at two different organizations. Never have I had a leader as accomplished, capable, caring, charismatic, and self-aware as she. Ellie has an incredible mind for strategy, is a very ethical leader, extremely strong communicator, and takes great pride in developing others. Quite simply, Ellie is the model of an Executive Leader!

Tim Brannigan

Chief Information Officer at SALT Dental Collective

Ellie is an absolute pleasure to work with. She has a unique blend of intelligence, hard work, and passion coupled with strong executional acumen. She is a true asset for any project and/or company.

Nichole Garcia

President, OrthoFX.

Over the last year working with Ellie I’ve learned she is authentic and trustworthy. She’s compassionate and kind with the right amount of assertiveness required to get the job done. As DSO owners it’s valuable to find people that have Specific Knowledge combined with Real World Experience to help you streamline your growth…Ellie definitely checks off both of these boxes. I’ve learned something practically applicable in each of our encounters…she’s also a great connector and opens up her network of industry experts to you.

Dr. Justin Bhullar

Co-CEO Dr C Dental Partners, Author of High Performance Practice: Management, Marketing and Leadership, Dental Consultant.

I have had the privilege to work with Ellie Naderi on a few occasions, and she continues to impress me more and more at each event. My favorite things about Ellie are her passion and work ethic, a true go-getter with a motor that never stops. Her knowledge and experience in the industry give her a unique perspective that always has her a step ahead. Ellie has assisted our new company and put us on a fast track to helping organizations create custom staff training solutions to meet each team's specific needs. If you can find a way to align and get on the same team as Ellie Naderi, you will have a greater chance of accomplishing your goals. She is results-driven and will always put you in the best position to win. I am genuinely grateful for what she has done for us.

Kyle Rodriguez

VP of Business Development, DentLogics

Ellie's awesome. Specifically, her questions force precision into our strategic plan for our C-suite by refining our organization strategy, alignment and design, thus minimizing wasted resource allocation

Josh Cochran

DMD, Founder/CEO, Dr. C Dental Partners

Ellie has a proven track record of inspiring teams to deliver performance excellence, turning around struggling business units as a result. I highly recommend Ellie for any leadership position in the DSO industry.

Thomas Marler

President & Chief Executive Officer at Sage Dental

Ellie is knowledgeable, a master orator and has an absolute great ear for music. I had the pleasure of working with and for Ellie over a decade and consider her one of the best leaders, innovators and a true mentor; Ellie is someone I trust and look to for guidance as well as advice. Ellie's integrity, work ethic, intelligence and overall presence helps her make a positive impact wherever she lands. It is an honor to know Ellie and I will be working with her again in the future.

Edgar Lucero

Director, Dental Hygiene Services - DentaQuest Care Group at Dentaquest

I had the opportunity to work intimately with Ellie at DentalOne Partners as peer on our senior leadership team. There are very few people that you can genuinely count on to get the job done, and get the job done right. In any partnership between our teams, I found Ellie to be a strong strategic and tactical leader. She could clearly articulate the objective and had already done her homework on the integration points, prepared her team, and posited solutions to obvious challenges. She knows her field and knows how to deliver results. Period.

Jonathan Kaufman

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Sage Dental

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