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About

“It has been my dream to create an intimate learning environment dedicated to clinical excellence based on sound, practical business principles. I designed 3D Dentists Workshops to help you create your dental practice PIVOT so you increase revenue, create a more balanced life, and gain your competitive advantage. My goal is to help you learn to work smarter not harder so you can leave behind the stress of being a practice owner and create the life and the thriving dental business you desire.”

Dr. Tarun Agarwal

3D DENTISTS FOUNDER

DR. TARUN AGARWAL

 

Dr. Tarun Agarwal, a well respected speaker, author, and opinion leader is passionate about changing the way general dentists practice. His common sense approach to business, dedication to clinical excellence, integration of technology, and down to earth demeanor has made him a recognized educator and leader for the dental profession.

  • 1999 Graduated dental school from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

  • 2001 Founded Raleigh Dental Arts, with the mission of building the preeminent dental practice in the Raleigh area.

  • 2003 Founded Dental Town’s Townie Meeting, an annual gathering of dental professionals dedicated to education, entertainment, and camaraderie.

  • 2012 Founded 3D Dentists, a dental education center dedicated to helping dentists achieve clinical excellence and integrate the latest technology into their practice.

  • Dr Agarwal shares his best strategies for success on his weekly podcast, TBone Speaks and through his YouTube channel TBone Speaks.

Meet Dr. Tarun Agarwal

3D DENTISTS INSTRUCTORS

DR. ERIN ELLIOTT

 

Dr. Elliott grew up in Southern California. After playing college soccer and graduating summa cum laude from Houghton College in Houghton, NY, Dr. Elliott graduated top 5 from Creighton University Dental School in Omaha, NE in 2003. She moved to North Idaho as soon as she could. Dr. Elliott loves helping her patients not only smile but sleep better too!

Dr. Elliott is also a national speaker and educator on the very important topic of sleep apnea and has been published in many dental journals.  She 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.

The biggest lesson I have learned in growing my business is that life is not all about you.  By investing time, money and energy into your team, your business can grow.  Our dental practices are so much more about just being a good technical dentist but about systems, education and most importantly, communication.

When I am not working you’ll find me spending time with my family of 3 boys (my husband Tom included!), playing soccer, golfing, traveling, spending time at the lake, and reading. 

I know I am biased but my excitement about teaching with the 3D Dentist team cannot be contained.  As practicing general dentists we can take the things we have learned and break it down into a systematic, understandable, implementable workflow.  Always based on science we can help fast forward the mistakes we’ve made along the way and empower the team to get excited and passionate about providing the best care to the most important thing in the practice… your patients.  We also have an experience like no other in the interactive community we provide during and after the course.

DR. BRIAN MCGUE

Dr. Brian McGue is a full time practicing general dentist with a private practice in Chesterton, IN. His practice has a comprehensive focus offering a variety of restorative and surgical treatments with an emphasis on using oral conscious sedation for patient comfort. He lectures on the topic of oral sedation and runs hands-on workshops for dentists interested in incorporating oral sedation into their practices. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the International Anesthesia Research Society.

The best advice I’ve ever received related to growing my business  Two phrases:

1) “Never stop moving forward”. Simply stated: always be looking to expand your knowledge, skills, equipment, infrastructure, team abilities, office presence etc.. Never get too comfortable where you currently are with your business.

2) “Those who never try never fail. Those who never fail never succeed.” Don’t be afraid to fail because you learn so much more from failure than from success.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me…. at the beach. I’m fortunate to live and practice in an area known as the Indiana Dunes National Park. When I’m not at work my wife and I are either hiking or (in the winter) cross-country skiing in the dunes, swimming in Lake Michigan or sitting on the beach reading books.

The most valuable benefit of attending 3D Workshops is…. all the courses at 3-D are geared so when a person returns to their office on Monday morning they have new skills and a detailed plan to implement those skills into their office. We truly want you to succeed and utilize what you’ve learned immediately.

DR. SULLY SULLIVAN

 

Graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2015. Dr. Sullivan realized oral healthcare is a constantly changing discipline, so he prioritizes continuing education courses, conference, and lectures. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Based on his desire to help younger dentists accelerate their growth he founded the Millennial Dentist Podcast and the Millenial Dentist Mastermind.

The best advice I’ve ever received related to growing my practice is keep investing in my education and my practice. It’s easy to get comfortable and complacent in dentistry. However, if you’re not moving forward you’re really moving backward and I have found that our practice flourishes when we keep raising the bar of the way we do dentistry and the quality at which we do it.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me podcasting and speaking! I love the community we have in dentistry and I love traveling and meeting new people. It makes me eager to get back Monday to implement things I have heard other people do well. When I am not doing that my wife and I love to travel, but our recent addition of our first baby boy has me thinking we will be spending a lot more time at home enjoying him grow up.

The most valuable benefit of attending 3D Workshops is going home with a strategy to actually implement what you have learned. There is so much good CE out there but I think what makes 3D Workshops great is that they’re built for everyday practices. You leave the courses confident with an action plan to implement what it is you have actually learned whether its sleep, implants, sedation, etc. We have all been there Monday morning after a course and feeling stuck in how to get going but you won’t have that problem after one of these courses.

HOOTAN SHAHIDI

 

Founder and Managing Partner of Cross Over Dental Enterprises LLC (CODE). CODE is a full-service medical billing company for dentists and dental specialists. CODE started in April of 2013 to provide an untapped billing solution, workflow, and protocol to existing dental and dental specialty practices. In 5 years, we now have over 2000 clients in 47 states. Our company efforts have provided millions of dollars in newly generated revenue for these practices. Hootan Shahidi was an office manager and a dental consultant in Los Angeles County for over 10 years before starting CODE.

The best advice I’ve ever received related to growing my business is to not get fancy or try to add too many services and to have the discipline to stay focused on what you are best at.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me enjoying the outdoors of Georgia, playing with my daughter, or having a fantastic dinner with my wife, I am a bit of a foodie.

The most valuable benefit of attending 3D Workshops is being able to add a service to your practice that does not require you to get more new patients.

DR. DHAVAL PATEL

 

Dr Dhaval Patel graduated from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India in 2003. He has been in private practice in Roseville, CA since 2006. Dr. Patel has been a Cerec user since 2007 and his articles on Cerec Cad/Cam Technology have been published in Compendium, Inside Dentistry, Cerec Online, Drbicuspid.com, 3d-dentists.com as well as Cerec Doctors magazine.  He is also a regular blog post contributor for 3d-dentists.com. He has done a presentation on Cerec at Dental Town, CDA, Cerec 30 and Siroworld Meetings and is also a graduate of the Sirona Speakers Academy. Dr. Patel is a beta tester for the Cerec software for Dentsply Sirona. He is the faculty member for Cerec for the PDS Institute and has trained hundreds of dentist over the last 10 years. Dr. Patel is also a KOL for Dentsply Sirona, Ivoclar Vivadent, Kuraray Noritake. He is the founder of the Facebook group Keep Cerecing.

The best advice I’ve ever received related to growing my practice is invest in yourself and your team and everything else will take care of itself.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me spending time with my family.

The most valuable benefit of attending 3D Workshops is we have small groups so the focus in only on learning and you also meet TBone up close and personal.  The man is all heart and has a passion for helping dentists.

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