At Smart Start Dental, we act as personalized practice advisers with our clients to help them achieve the goals they desire or shift they require for better results. Whether you are a dentist that wants to start, acquire a business, grow an existing one, or sell their business, we can provide the guidance you need. When it comes to making decisions that will promote smart decisions, and solutions that work, our team is here to help navigate with you.
During the initial consultation we promise to listen to your unique needs and concerns and discuss options or provide resources for you. We pride ourselves on options that work for dentists at any stage of their career with all budgets in mind. Often, dentists call with concerns of the “unknown” or uncharted territory. Our Smart Start Team spans over 8 decades of dental knowledge, coupled with a passion to serve. Each of our advisers have held positions in dental practices and leading industry companies. This means, we have walked the talk. Experience matters in a business when credibility is necessary to advance teams. Dentists can feel secure knowing they have the guidance they need to learn the areas of business ownership that may be new or need a little push.
We look forward to connecting with you. Call us at 949-523-1188 to schedule a complimentary consultation today.
Dental Practice Advisor
Teri’s ambition and passion for the dental field is exemplified through her extensive industry experience coupled with her commitment to helping doctors achieve their dreams. Her career began over three decades ago, holding clinical positions then shifting to management functions, where she was recognized for her leadership qualities and intense desire to learn. Her career journey also included consulting with a national marketing company, insurance software sales, lecturing, and practice management consulting that lead her to found Mak Concepts in 2006. As a veteran practice management coach, analyst and transition advisor, Teri has a track record for building successful businesses and meaningful relationships with her clients. Teri’s authentic style, personal approach, and wide-ranging knowledge is what earns her credibility with doctors and teams. Her niche is navigating buyers through the various stages of transitions and considers herself a true buyers advocate. In 4Q of 2019, she helped launch Smart Start Dental, two years in the making, designed for dentists, at any stage in their career, to access experienced advisors to guide them every step of the way.
When she’s not coaching her personal hobbies include travel, fitness, spending time with her husband and dog, and visiting her daughter at Notre Dame.
Dental Practice Advisor
Sherry has over 20 years in the Dental Health and Wellness industry. Her career spans successful roles in office administration, client satisfaction, patient care, payroll and pro-prevention practices. She is also a passionate advocate of fitness and healthy lifestyle choices. Sherry began her career in the dental health industry with a private practice in British Columbia after graduating from Okanagan University with a Certification in Dental Assisting and 2 years of psychology and human biology. She moved to California in 2001, where she joined another private practice as manager overseeing scheduling, appointments and all administrative support functions. In 2006, she earned her RDA and practiced in the clinical aspect of dentistry to enhance her knowledge. Sherry has spent the last 11 years, growing and expanding her career through ongoing training courses, leadership mastery and vital patient interaction techniques. Sherry is a natural leader and an excellent communicator. She considers herself a lifetime learner and is inspired by improving communication between patients, team, and doctor. Having experience in every aspect of the front office and clinical environment has gained her premier advisory roles in the industry.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Tracey brings a combination of clinical skills spanning 26 years. She began her career as a Dental Assistant, then later expanded her career as Registered Dental Hygienist for the past 18 years. Tracey found her role as an RDH grow as she dedicated her career toward learning the best way to care for her patients, through continuous educational opportunities. She prides herself on staying proficient with dental technology, techniques and overall health benefits connected to patient care. She is a sought- after educator, with highly successful tenures in practices, building hygiene programs that work for the patient’s best interest, while effectively meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks. She has truly mastered the balance of building long lasting relationships and earning trust with patients. Her style is informative and engaging, and Tracey’s passion is evident in her desire to share her expertise. When she is not in work mode, she enjoys spending time traveling with her husband and 3 dogs.