Laura Brenner, DDS graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2001 and practiced dentistry for 10 years before she left clinical dentistry behind for good.
After writing “10 Reasons Your Dentist Probably Hates You Too,” she began connecting with other dentists from around the world who also wanted more from their careers. She created a space on her Lolabees blog where dentists could have real conversations about life in dentistry.
In 2017 she became a Certified Professional Coach and opened Lolabees Career Coaching to help other dentists plan their own career development or career change.
Michelle Mudge-Riley, DO, MHA is a physician and entrepreneur. She is the Founder of Physicians Helping Physicians. She runs multiple businesses and has spent over 15 years assisting physicians with career strategy. Dr. Mudge-Riley was called the “Doctor’s Doctor” in a 2010 book she co-authored because of her success in working with other doctors. The book is titled Physicians in Transition.
Dr. Mudge-Riley received her medical degree from Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical School and her Masters Degree in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Mark Holden, DDS practiced dentistry for 11 years in the UK before deciding to make a career change. Hear how Mark left dentistry to pursue a career in real estate development in the UK.
Barbara Wachs, DDS practiced dentistry for 5 years before she decided to switch gears. After working at New York’s Madison Avenue BriteSmile, Dr. Wachs created her own professional whitening spa, ModernSmile. Listen to her story about how she found a way to leave private practice, create her a thriving non-traditional dental practice, and land regular gig on QVC selling Smileactives after care home whitening products.
David Phelps, DDS practiced dentistry for 21 years. While still in dental school, he began his investment career. After his daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, he left his clinical practice to spend every moment with her. Happily, his daughter survived and is thriving today. Dr. Phelps has become a nationally recognized speaker and founder of a Mastermind group to help others manifest their own dreams into financial freedom.
Jeanine Eaton, DDS currently has a hybrid role within a large biotech company functioning as a Sr. Medical Science Liaison in Neurology and providing scientific leadership to the commercial marketing organization for disease state education content and initiatives. Dr. Eaton received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Prior to joining Biogen, Dr. Eaton was a Team Lead for the Neurology Multiple Sclerosis team at Bayer. She won many accolades during her years there including the distinguished Bayer “LIFE” award. During her time as a clinician, Dr. Eaton worked as a Dental Director for public health facilities before launching her own solo private practice limited to oral surgery, prosthetics and implants. Dr. Eaton has over 15+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience from several companies including Merck, Johnson & Johnson and GSK.
After practicing for about 10 years, Peggy Christian, DDS, translated her love of science and curiosity initially into managing drug/device clinical research while continuing to practice dentistry part-time for several years. Seeking new challenges lead to Medical Science Liaison roles and now, a third major transition to transformational coaching, empowering people to discover and manifest the deepest yearnings for their lives and wellness.