10 DSO and dental leaders to know

The dental industry is a fascinating space with regional and national dental service organizations growing rapidly.

Below is a list of 10 leaders who have made a positive impact on their organizations and have their sights set on future growth. 

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Anthony Price, DDS. Owner of Smiles by Dr. Price (Memphis, Tenn.). Dr. Price has over 10 years of experience in the dental industry. He specializes in composite veneers and other advanced dental treatments. Dr. Price is also a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Kalisha Morin, DDS. Owner of Holland Family Dentistry (Holland, Mich.). Dr. Morin is the owner and a practicing dentist at Holland Family Dentistry. She is committed to helping every patient reach their best smile. Dr. Morin is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Michigan Dental Association and American Dental Association.

Allison Scott Cuillier, DDS. Owner of Lasting Impressions Dental Group (Houston). Dr. Cuillier is the owner and practicing dentist at Lasting Impressions Dental Group with over 24 years of experience. She believes in educating her patients about dental hygiene and personal health awareness. Dr. Cuillier is a member of the National Dental Association, Charles A. George Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, Texas Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and American Orthodontic Society.

Ian McNickle. Co-founder of WEO Media (Portland, Ore.). Mr. McNickle helped co-found WEO Media in 2009. The company is an award winning dental marketing agency focused on providing clients with a high return on investment. He is also the president of The DSO Project, a business accelerator program to help dentists start, grow, fund and successfully exit their DSO.

David Meece. CEO of Pearl Street Dental Partners (Dallas). Mr. Meece has been the CEO at Pearl Street Dental Partners since 2019. The company is a doctor-owned group practice that serves as an alternative to traditional DSOs. Mr. Meece has helped Pearl Street Dental Partners grow to 28 practices in Texas and Oklahoma.

Mark Mitchke. CEO of Delta Dental of Washington (Seattle, Wash.). Mr. Mitchke has been the CEO at Delta Dental of Washington since 2018. Delta Dental is the largest dental care provider in the state of Washington. Mr. Mitchke has also been involved in the Make-A-Wish foundations in Alaska and Washington since 2005. 

Dave Monahan. Founder and CEO of Kleer (Wayne, Pa.). Mr. Monahan has been the CEO of Kleer since founding it in 2016. He is a leader who delivers exceptional growth, profitability and customer and employee satisfaction results. Kleer is a cloud-based platform that allows dentists to design their own dental care plan and offer it directly to patients. 

Amir Neshat, DDS. Founder, President and CEO of LIBERTY Dental Plan (Irvine, Calif.). Dr. Neshat has been the president and CEO of LIBERTY Dental Plan since he founded it in 2001. He has grown the company to become one of the largest dental plans in the country, serving more than 5 million people. Dr. Neshat has successfully led the development and implementation of value-based dental programs and models. 

Lawrence Obstfeld. CEO and Executive Chairman of Image Navigation (Jerusalem, Israel). Mr. Obstfeld has been the CEO and executive chair at Image Navigation since 2008. He is in charge of setting objectives, building the organization, monitoring performance and designing the long-term strategic plan for the company. Mr. Obstfeld is also responsible for studying expert performance methodology.

Mary Pham, DDS. Founder and CEO of Lollipop Dental Pediatric Dentistry (Placentia, Calif.). Dr. Pham has been the CEO at Lollipop Dental Pediatric Dentistry since founding it in 2012. Her philosophy is to provide a warm, inviting, fun and educational experience for patients with excellent customer service. Dr. Pham is also a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

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