In this podcast, Ellie Naderi shares what it's like being Iranian American during the human rights crisis that's happening in Iran right now. In addition, Ellie explains how to set up a DSO for the highest valuation from a private equity perspective.
The key takeaway from this interview: you are credible and you must believe in yourself, have confidence, and take risks. I emphasize that you can develop the business acumen you need over time to fulfill your goals. Take a listen to learn how this has helped me in my professional journey and why it has brought career satisfaction throughout my 27 years in the dental space.
Oversaw with Patient Prism’s CEO, Amol Nirgudkar, at the March 2022 inaugural meeting of Women in DSOs (WinDSO). Together, we chat about my unique experiencing moving throughout the dental industry and beyond.
I had the pleasure to join “The Doctors” as a special guest in 2017. Throughout my time on the air, I shed light on clinical malpractice taking place at a pediatric practice. Educating the public on things to be aware of during a dental visit and stressing the importance of thorough health procedures was an honor and a privilege. Check out the clip to watch the full interview.
As a Startup Dental Service Organization, I was responsible for building out and overseeing all departments including Finance, IT, HR, Practice Operations, and Compliance to provide support to Pediatric and Orthodontic dental practices. In addition, I implemented policy and procedure developments, leading to operational excellence. I guided SALT through multiple acquisitions and mergers, growing the practice count from 4 to 20 locations within 1 year. Overall, SALT obtained a positive impact on profitability through effective merger strategies and gained synergies.
I oversaw all departments including Finance, IT, HR, Marketing, Practice Operations, Insurance Plan Operation, Billing/Collection, Case Management, Provider Relations, Customer Service, and Learning & Development. This provided support to 61 dental practices, 1 Ambulatory Surgery Center, and 2 mobile units in two states. My duties included policy and procedure development implementation, which led to operational excellence. I led multiple acquisitions and mergers, growing the practice count from 43 to 61 locations within 1 year. In addition, I obtained a positive impact on profitability through effective merger strategies and gained synergies. This resulted in significant growth in same-store EBIDTA margins during the first year of operation.
As the company spokesperson and PR officer, my duties included managing 2 Regional Hygiene Directors and 300 dental hygienists, which led DentalOne to achieve significant growth year over year. I was responsible for creating SOPs and implementing clinical guidelines, including the launch of several clinical initiatives that drove quality and patient care revenue. I provided support for all initiatives with patient collateral, as well as marketing support. During my time at DentalOne, I also designed a compensation structure to drive sound clinical behavior and reduce payroll to production.
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I'm honored to be named one of the top 40 Women Leaders in Dentistry alongside so many other talented and inspiring ladies in the industry. Thank you Emirtrr!
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