How'd we get here?
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.