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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Position, Company name
Vice President of Human Resources at Spectra360 & Raso Solutions
Chief Information Officer at SALT Dental Collective
Dr. Justin Bhullar
Co-CEO Dr C Dental Partners, Author of High Performance Practice: Management, Marketing and Leadership, Dental Consultant.
VP of Business Development, DentLogics
DMD, Founder/CEO, Dr. C Dental Partners
President & Chief Executive Officer at Sage Dental
Director, Dental Hygiene Services - DentaQuest Care Group at Dentaquest
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Sage Dental