Happy Dentisting Hour
with Dr. Nacho, Lisa Mergens & Dr. Ashley Dawson
Meet Your Instructors
Dr. Paul Goodman
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.
Dr. Ashley Dawson
Dr. Ashley Dawson is a graduate of Howard University College of Dentistry and completed a GPR residency program at NYU Lutheran Medical Center located in Brooklyn, NY. She currently practices general dentistry with a group practice in Binghamton, NY. Ashley is committed to engaging fully with her patients to create an exceptional experience that will deliver a healthy smile that they will be proud of. She is also a passionate learner and is always seeking out opportunities to perfect her proficiency in the world of dentistry. Ashley has always been a leader throughout her life and strives to continue her leadership skills throughout her career.
Lisa brings with her over 30 years in the dental profession. After graduating from Northwestern University, she worked clinically until 2007 and went on to study graphic design, business and marketing. Her tenure in the dental field has had a wide range: clinical, management, OSHA and HIPAA training, marketing, course event planning and team building.
Experiencing first hand the necessity for a new model of leadership within dental practices, Lisa has found her true passion and calling. To meet those needs, she furthered her affiliations and education, became a certified (executive/team/personal)coach, a certified communication trainer and is pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership. She is a member in good standing with many professional organizations, all with the intent to be the best educational coach/trainer on leadership and communication within the dental industry.
An engaging, dynamic speaker, she will easily guide an individual, team or audience of hundreds with her broad knowledge base, her passion, creativity and joy. She has been heard on multiple audio dental podcasts, video podcasts, as well as lecture series, has been published in dental journals and engaged to speak to study clubs and large audiences Nationwide.
Lisa has one goal: to change the face of leadership in dentistry by helping others choose positive change. Join in her efforts, help make a difference in the lives of those you work with and those patients you have the honor to care for… and be sure to stop by the blog for great content!