2018 Speakers

Tuan Pham


Learn how Tuan Pham, the creator of the Dental Maverick program and this summit, has helped dentists turn their practices around –  many doubling their numbers.

Tuan Pham is the creator of Dental Maverick Summit and the Dental Maverick program which is an online training program designed to teach dentists leadership, management and communication skills. He’s a practicing dentist in Austin, Texas and in addition to being published online and in print media, has authored two books titled: Success, Profitability & Destiny Beings With You and Dental Systems Manual.
“Dentists are often well versed in clinical CE, but lack business CE. Remember, it’s successful communication that facilitates acceptance of treatment plans in order to implement clinical CE.” Dr. Pham bridges this gap, teaching dentists the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ of leadership, management, and communication which allow dentists to take control of their practice and their lives. Tuan has helped many dentists double their office production and take-home income and work fewer hours per week.
“In my free time, I do ‘honey-dos’ for my wife Kristin, walks my two dogs, go fly fishing, and drink beer while watching SEC football because my alma mater, the Texas Longhorns, are sadly playing terrible football.”

Leonard Tau

After purchasing his practice the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence in Philadelphia in 2007, Dr. Leonard Tau solely used the power of the internet to help grow his new patient base and went against the traditional way of marketing one’s dental office.  He lectures nationally and internationally on internet marketing, social media and reputation marketing and its ability to make your dental office more visible and credible.  He is also the General Manager of the Dental Division for Birdeye a reputation marketing platform and founder of iSocial Digital a consulting firm that helps dentists develop a comprehensive online marketing plan.  His content-rich, engaging seminars allow him to bring his first-hand experiences to his audiences.


Erin Elliot

Dr. Erin Elliott grew up in Southern California but went away to a small NAIA school in Western New York where she played collegiate soccer and graduated summa cum laude from Houghton College. After Creighton Dental School, she settled in North Idaho to begin her general dentistry career. She has a special interest in Dental Sleep Medicine and Short Term Orthodontics (Six Month Smiles). She has lectured extensively on this topic and loves to help general dentists extend this life-saving service to their patients. She is an active member of her local American Dental Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is the past president and a diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy. She’s teaching sleep apnea with 3D-Dentists and Dr. Tarun Agarwal as well as private coaching practices about sleep


Wendy Briggs

Wendy Briggs is a registered Dental Hygienist with more than 25 years of experience.  For more than 16 years Wendy has helped thousands of dentists take control of their practice and uncover millions of dollars of unseen/untapped revenue by serving their patients at a higher level.  Production is never the goal, it’s the result of taking great care of our patients. She has consulted with more than 3,718 dental practices in 12 countries.  She is a published author who has been featured in virtually every dental publication and has lectured for and consulted with many of the top leaders in the industry. In addition to her managerial expertise, Wendy has one of the most highly regarded hygiene and Periodontal programs in the industry. Dental Service Organizations and privately owned practices soar when they adopt her protocol.

Paul Goodman

Paul Goodman, DMD’s courses offer chairside and behind the scenes, easy to implement techniques and strategies that decrease stress and increase practice revenue. From cutting-edge implant technology to practice management skills and techniques, participants gain a roadmap for improving patient health and satisfaction, practice profits, and their personal joy. While chief dental resident during his general practice residency and hospital fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Dr. Goodman received advanced training and also placed and restored 150 dental implants. He has been a faculty member for Hiossen Dental Implant Training Program for the past 10 years and has helped over 100 general dentists place their first dental implants. Additionally, he teaches dental residents at Albert Einstein Medical Center lecturing to dentists on placing and restoring implants. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Goodman has been practicing dentistry for over 10 years and works with his brother in two locations in Mercer County, NJ. Dr. Goodman has purchased three dental practices and shares his personal experience with retiring dentists in managing the expectations of their patients and team members during the transition process. He is the founder of Rising Dentists Study Club and Rittenhouse Consulting, LLC – both in Philadelphia.

Vince Linz


Learn how Vince Linz started with nothing, and with careful investing, became debt-free and financially independent before age 50.

With no outside financial support, Vince funded his dental education and his scratch-start dental practice with student- and bank loans.  After growing his solo practice to a comfortable (~75th percentile) net income, he began studying investing, both independently and at the university level, focusing on risk-averse concepts. Before age 50, he had reached financial critical mass, the point at which investment income exceeds practice income.  As a result of his investment success, Vince was then asked to join Losch Management Company, LLC, a Florida Registered Investment Advisor, where he now serves as Chief Investment Officer.


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Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards is the CEO and co-founder of CEDR HR Solutions, the leading provider of custom employee handbooks and on-demand HR support for dental practices of all sizes and specialties across the United States. With over 25 years of experience as a manager and business owner, Paul is well-known throughout the dental community for his expertise in the HR issues that impact dental practice owners and managers. He specializes in helping dentists successfully handle employee issues and safely navigate the complex and ever-changing employment and labor law landscape. Paul is the author of HR Base Camp, a blog and podcast channel for dentists and healthcare providers. He is also a featured writer for The Profitable Dentist, Dentistry IQ and Dentaltown, and regularly speaks at dental seminars, conferences and CE courses across the country, including the Greater New York Dental Meeting, Yankee Dental Conference, DOCS Education, AADOM and more.

Mike is a founding partner at Bull Moose Financial and has more than 20 years of accounting and tax experience. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Valuation Analyst and earned a Master’s Degree in Taxation. The primary industry he focuses on is Dentistry and he’s a member of the Institute of Dental CPA’s and a moderator on the Dental Town website. He’s been a guest on Howard Farran’s podcast and The Dental Heroes podcast hosted by Dr. Paul Etchison. Mike is a member of the Wisconsin Institute of CPA’s Federal and State Taxation committees.

Mike’s specialties are tax planning, business planning and practice transitions. He’s assisted on countless buy-ins and buy-outs and has performed over 150 practice valuations.

In his downtime, Mike spends time with his wife and four sons. As an avid baseball fan and former catcher he is determined to visit all 30 stadiums. He’s also a big music fan and has seen his favorite bands live hundreds of times.