How to Survive & Thrive at Each Stage in the Circle of Dentisting Life


In this presentation, attendees will learn how to navigate the stages dentisting humans go through to survive and thrive. A dentisting human is a dentist, a team member, a person married to a dentist, people that work with dentists and people who were born into dentistry.


How to Survive & Thrive at each Stage in the Circle of Dentisting Life

This is a 2 CE credit Patient Relations, Communications, Management Course

AGD Code: 550 Practice Management

Educational Objectives:
  • Discuss key points in the circle of dentisting life for a dentisting human
  • Review strategies to make decisions for your dental career that lead to happiness, success and stability
  • Troubleshoot challenges that can arise in the circle of dentisting life for all dentisting humans
  • Develop a treatment plan for finding a job, hiring an associate, buying a practice, selling a practice and everything in between
  • Recognize that communication (patients, people, team) is the main ingredient to a successful dentisting career

Meet Your Instructors

Dr. Mark Costes

Dr. Mark Costes is far from a typical dentist and dental coach. During his career, he has been able to start or acquire over a dozen successful dental practices during some of the profession’s most challenging times. Dr. Costes’s journey has not come without its setbacks. In fact, he credits much of his success to the fact that he made more mistakes in his first year of private practice ownership than most dentists make in an entire career. What separated him from the masses, however, was the fact that he viewed each failure and roadblock as a learning experience and an opportunity to improve his business and life. This philosophy, as well as his decision to model the world’s most successful business owners, has led him to where he is today.

Dr. Costes is founder of the Dental Success Institute, a company committed to helping dentists achieve their full potential, while recapturing their passion for dentistry. He is also the founder of the Horizon Schools of Dental Assisting which has experienced explosive growth and has expanded to over one hundred and eighty locations throughout the United States. He is the co-founder and CEO of the Dental Success Network. Dr. Costes is the International and #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of the book Pillars of Dental Success. His podcast, The Dentalpreneur Podcast now has listenership from over 130 countries worldwide.

Mark Costes

Dr. Paul Goodman

Dr. Paul Goodman is a practicing general dentist and the managing partner of a group practice with two locations along with his brother, Jeffrey, in Mercer County, NJ. Over the past ten years, Dr. Goodman has acquired three dental practices and has transformed his father’s general practice into a dental group that employs multiple general dentists, specialists, and over twenty team members in two locations.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2002, Dr. Goodman pursued additional training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. During his general practice residency and hospital fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Dr. Goodman had the fortunate opportunity to learn how to place and restore dental implants. Dr. Paul Goodman is also known as Dr. Nacho. Founder of the Dental Nachos Facebook group dedicated to helping dentists and teams increase their success, happiness and most of all, have more fun dentisting.

Dr. Goodman lives in Center City, Philadelphia with his wife, Mary, and their two daughters, Daphne & Drew. They love all Philadelphia has to offer, especially the fantastic restaurant scene.Visit or to learn more.

Paul Goodman, DMD


Do I get CE credit?

Yes, you will get 2 CE credit after completing a quiz.

How do I access this course?

After purchasing, you will have access to a video recording of a live event.