7 FIGURE GROWTH SUMMIT SPEAKERS
SHAHIN SAFARIAN, DMD, MBA
Dentist and CEO of 7 Figure Dental and lovebites
Shahin Safarian, DMD, MBA
Shahin Safarian, DMD, MBA is a cosmetic dentist with two offices in the San Diego area. In addition to dentistry, one of Dr. Safarian’s greatest passions in life is to equip and empower other dentists to succeed in today’s competitive economy. To this end, he founded 7 Figure Dental, which offers specialized consulting and tools for dental office growth, and lovebites, which is a nationwide cosmetic dentistry directory that can help give dentists an edge over competitors in their markets.
Dr. Safarian graduated from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 2001 and received his Fellowship from Las Vegas Institute For Advanced Dentistry (LVI) in 2009. His passion for dentistry has led him to study and practice all aspects of dentistry including dental implants, orthodontics and sleep apnea. Today he continues to advance his training in comprehensive cosmetic dentistry and his goal is help as many people smile with confidence again.
Dr. Safarian is also a successful public speaker and author. He has spoken to large audiences at conferences, on podcasts, and records videos about dentistry and business. Dr. Safarian is a renowned author of multiple books including The Million Dollar Idea, Building Your Online Reputation, Nine Secrets to Small Business Success, The Proven Profit Machine, and Mobile Apps – A Medical Professional’s Starter Guide. He has also written several articles for dental publications.
Host of The Wellness Hour
Randy Alvarez founded and launched The Wellness Hour TV show in 1999. He’s currently the founder and CEO of The Wellness Hour Inc. His TV show airs every week and has approximately 70 million viewers throughout the United States and Canada. The show features some of the nation’s leading dentists, medical doctors, and other licensed health professionals. Doctors use the show and social media platform to discuss breakthroughs in their specialty area and the different communities they serve. The show has three different divisions including advertising, production, and practice management consulting. As a consultant, Randy Alvarez works with over 100 dental and medical professionals one-on-one. He has helped thousands of doctors increase patient compliance.
Randy Alvarez is an accomplished speaker and business strategist. He lives in Encinitas, California on the beach and spends his free time with his sons, playing tennis, hiking, skiing, lifting weights, traveling, listening to non-fiction audiobooks and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
DR. BILL WILLIAMS
Dentist, Author, and Owner of Solstice Dental Advisors
Dr. Bill Williams
Dr. Williams is the founder of Solstice Dental Advisors and the Solstice Academy, and #1 Best Selling author of Marketing the Million Dollar Practice, The $10,000 a Day Dentist, and Smile 360: A Patient’s Guide to Cosmetic Dentistry. During his 43-year career as a dentist, he also founded Stone Mountain Dental Group, TMJ Framework, the Atlanta Craniomandibular Society, Web-Centric Dental Marketing and Design, Kenya Medical Outreach, Top Gun Dental Conferences, Solstice Dental Advisors, Deserving Diva Foundation and served as president of the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry. He’s also a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry and the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics and belongs to several dental associations.
Dr. Williams started Solstice Dental Advisors in 2010 while he was contemplating his future in dentistry. After not wanting to store away all of his valuable knowledge from his long career during retirement, he decided to write down everything that helped him become successful. Today he and his team teach dentists to grow their practice and become million-dollar producers.
DR. CHRIS PHELPS
Dentist and Entrepreneur, Owner of Call Tracker ROI and Golden Goose Scheduling
Dr. Chris Phelps
Dr. Chris Phelps is a dentist, entrepreneur and Amazon best-selling author who practices dentistry in Charlotte, NC. During his practice’s first seven years, he grew his revenue ten times and opened three new locations. He later sold two of his practices for a profit and then focused on maximizing his two practice’s capacity. For two years in a row, each practice saw $1,000,000 of growth – collecting from two practices what he was originally collecting with four. Part of his success was due to the Call Tracker ROI program he developed from his own marketing needs and problems. The technology allowed him to increase his new patients from an average of 60 per month to 300 per month while decreasing his marketing expenses by 74%. He also launched Golden Goose Scheduling in 2016 to answer phone calls and schedule appointments.
Dr. Phelps was awarded the Doctor’s Choice National Dental Award in 2016 and 2018. He was voted for by fellow dentists in a pool of 6000 dentists across the nation. Dr. Phelps is also a Kolbe Certified Trainer and an expert in the Science and Influence Ethical Persuasion and awarded the title of Cialdini Method Certified Trainer (CMCT) a title only given to two people out of thousands.
DR. JOCHEN PECHAK
Acclaimed Dentist and Owner of Perio & Implant Center of Monterey Bay and Silicon Valley
Dr. Jochen Pechak
Dr. Pechak is an acclaimed dentist and owner of Perio and Implant Center in Monterey Bay. In 2001, he began practicing Periodontics and Dental Implantology in Palo Alto after performing restorative dentistry for almost six years. Dr. Pechak is one of the first dentists in Monterey County to achieve certification for Laser Periodontal Therapy, an alternative to traditional gum surgery known as L.A.N.A.P. Laser Treatment. He is also the only board-certified periodontist in his area that is trained to provide the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. Dr. Pechak is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a member of several different dental organizations.
Dr. Pechak has been published on the front cover of the Monterey County Herald Newspaper for using Plasma Rich in Growth Factors in all surgical procedures. He has also published many articles in dental journals in addition to lecturing nationally and internationally. He’s also the founder and Director of the Spears Study Club – a local forum of dental professionals who focus on improving dental care in the community. Dr. Pechak is a Germany Native and earned his dental degree from Ludwig‑Maximilian‑University, School of Medicine in 1994. He then went on to attend Tufts University for a postdoctoral program in Periodontics and Implantology to receive a specialty degree in periodontics. He later went on to complete his board certification with the American Academy of Periodontology with the highest honor. He continues to advance his knowledge and education.
Digital Marketing Specialist and Brand Ambassador for Patient News
Grant Gooley is a digital marketing specialist and brand ambassador for Patient News. He has over 17 years of experience working in digital marketing strategy, sales, development, vendor/product optimization, speaking and training experience, and consultation. He currently guides the digital development, operations, and strategy at Patient News and is also a brand ambassador. He has spoken for Citibank, University of Toronto, TD Wealth, General Motors and Google. He holds an Associate Degree from Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology and is currently working towards his MBA.
Founder of Insurance Billing Outsourcing
Leslie is the founder of Insurance Billing Outsourcing which provides dental and medical insurance services to dentists. She has also been Practice Manager and Implant Coordinator in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery field since 1986. She is also a program advisor for CareCredit and provides training to health care professionals for the past ten years. Leslie obtained an AAOMS certification for dental and medical coding which includes CPT/ICD.10. She’s also a certified dental radiographer specializing in CBCT imaging. Leslie obtained her Fellowship with The Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries. She is a member of Speakers Consulting.
President of Pro Impressions Marketing Group
Jonathan Fashbaugh knows that marketing can be expensive and frustrating. Dentists can waste a ton of money on marketing without it moving the needle. And while that marketing is NOT working, they are also missing out on one opportunity after another, and that lost revenue is always more expensive than the marketing. During that time, patients are missing out on the best that dentistry has to offer.
Jonathan believes that he is on this Earth to help others succeed and that when they succeed, he is winning at life. He believes that dentists are some of the most incredible people on the planet. Having worked with dentists for more than 10 years, he understands the problems that dentists can solve for their patients. Jonathan knows that dentists can change the lives- if not actually save the lives of their patients. Jonathan and his team see themselves as extensions of their clients’ practices and are proud to be part of the transformation of patients’ lives through dentistry.
Jonathan started his company in 2010. He has clients in the USA, Canada, and Australia. He has written articles published in Inside Dentistry, Dental Economics, and Ortho Tribune. He lives in Loveland, Colorado with his wife and 8 sons.
Class Advisors, Inc
Chris has worked with small businesses for the past 15 years to assist with corporate records and books to ensure they are tax compliant with regulatory agencies. He works with a wide variety of clients including personal service companies, real estate professionals, dentists, doctors, and other healthcare professionals.
After taking the time to understand the challenges many of his clients face in accounting, Chris built his firm to provide all accounting needs for his clients including payroll, annual budgets, monthly reconciliation, and cash flow management. Assisting his clients with these areas ensures they each file with state and federal agencies on time to avoid late fees or penalties when filing.
Chris and his team continue to work hard and gain expertise in other areas of tax prep for his clients such as Partnerships (LLCs and LPs), Corporate Returns (C & S Corps), Individual Returns, and Estate, and Trust Returns. He also works with outside professionals at times to ensure he and his team always provide the best tax and financial services possible.
Chris and his team also work with several mid to large size businesses through his company’s “Outsourced CFO/Controller” services. He has built a specific team within his business to work with accounting departments to implement new internal controls and establish reports to expand a CEO’s efficiency and effectiveness in business.
Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of San Diego where he also played four years of football. Chris is now happily married to Sarah. They have two children, Isabella and Boston. When he’s not crunching numbers, Chris enjoys playing golf with friends and family and watching sports.
DR. JOHN A GARZA
Acclaimed Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. John Garza