Joshua Austin, DDS, MAGD
Joshua Austin, DDS, MAGD
Dental Economics
Editorial Director
Joshua Austin, DDS maintains a full time restorative dentistry private practice in San Antonio, Texas. He is an editorial director and columnist for Dental Economics focusing on dental products and technology. Dr. Austin lectures around the country to study clubs and dental meetings about these topics along with online reputation management and social media. Dr. Austin is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School and spent five years post-graduation as faculty in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. His approach to his “Pearls for your Practice” column is a fresh approach in today’s commercial driven dental journalism. When you read a “Pearl” rest assured that you are getting an honest evaluation of a product, which was used by Dr. Austin in clinical practice on a patient.

Roger Levin, DDS
Roger Levin, DDS
Levin Group
CEO
Dr. Roger P. Levin is the CEO of Levin Group, a leading dental management consulting firm. Founded in 1985, Levin Group has worked with over 30,000 dental practices. Dr. Levin is one of the most sought-after speakers in dentistry and is a leading authority on dental practice success and sustainable growth. Through extensive research and cutting-edge innovation, Dr. Levin is a recognized expert on propelling practices into the top 10%. He has authored 65 books and over 4,000 articles on dental practice management and marketing. Dr. Levin sits on the editorial board of 5 prominent dental publications and has been named as one of the "Leaders in Dentistry" by Dentistry Today magazine for the last 15 years. He was recently named one of the "32 Most Influential People in Dentistry" by Incisal Edge magazine and voted Best Dental Consultant by the readers of Drbicuspid.com. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Time magazine and is the creator of the Levin Group Tip of the Day which has over 30,000 subscribers.

Chris Salierno, DDS
Chris Salierno, DDS
Dental Economics
Chief Editor
Dr. Chris Salierno is a general dentist from Long Island, New York. He graduated from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in 2005. Dr. Salierno has served as the National President of the American Student Dental Association, Chair of the ADA New Dentist Committee, and as President of his local dental society. He lectures internationally on clinical dentistry, practice management, and leadership development. His material can be viewed on his blog, The Curious Dentist. In 2014, Dr. Salierno became the Chief Editor of Dental Economics.

Allen Schiff, CPA, CFE
Allen Schiff, CPA, CFE
Academy of Dental CPAs
President
Allen M. Schiff, CFE, CPA, is the president of the Academy of Dental CPAs (adcpa.org). The ADCPA is currently comprised of 26 dental CPA firms representing more than 9,000 dental practices. Mr. Schiff enjoys lecturing on all subjects relating to dental practice management, especially those revolving around taxation, practice transitions, profitability, overhead, wealth accumulation, cash flows, and budgeting. He is currently the managing member of Schiff Dental CPAs (schiffcpa.com).

Rob Ziliak, CFP
Rob Ziliak, CFP
Buckingham Strategic Wealth
Chief Experience Officer
Rob Ziliak, CFP, is chief experience officer at Buckingham Strategic Wealth, a comprehensive wealth management firm with a niche practice area that focuses on financial solutions for dentists and their families. Through a holistic, evidence-based approach to strategic planning, Buckingham helps dentists connect their finances with their values to realize their most important goals. Buckingham also offers ADA CERP- recognized continuing education courses for dentists. To learn more, please visit buckinghamadvisor.com or contact Buckingham at (888) 470-3064.

Thomas Bodin
Thomas Bodin
Buckingham Strategic Wealth
Practice Integration Advisor and Advisory Team Leader
As the son of an entrepreneur, Thomas Bodin and his family benefited greatly from the practical advice of their financial planner. His experience with the difference that a qualified wealth advisor can make in people’s lives created a desire to provide similar positive results to others. T hat desire, coupled with a deep interest in academic finance and literature on economic history, led him to Buckingham Strategic Wealth. Here, T homas leverages the practical application of his talents into wealth generating and preservation strategies tailored to his clients’ individual needs and goals. As a practice integration adviser, Thomas provides comprehensive financial advisory services to dental and medical offices, including tax, pension and retirement planning. He is motivated by a passion to help medical professionals connect the hard work they put into their practices with their most deeply held values and goals, all through Buckingham’s evidence-based approach to true wealth management. For Thomas, watching dental and medical small business owners maximize the benefits they’ve earned from years of effort spent building a practice is a phenomenal feeling. He finds it incredibly rewarding to see his tangible and actionable advice result in financial freedom for his clients. And he understands the way that service is provided is central to the client experience. Prior to joining Buckingham, Thomas was the chief financial officer for the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, where he worked with civil servants and other professionals in the oversight and management of the organization’s accounting, financial and economic functions. He previously served as that office’s chief economist, providing econometric and quantitative support related to proposed state legislation, complex discovery items and internal management decisions. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree from Butler University in 2002 and an MBA, with certificates in finance and marketing, from the University of Indianapolis in 2004. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and CERT IFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Outside of work, T homas is a member of the Board of Consulters for Saints Francis and Clare Parish in Greenwood, Ind.

Todd Williams
Todd Williams
Todd Williams is a speaker and consultant with over three decades of culture development experience in healthcare, hospitality and countless customer-facing industries.
Todd spent 20+ years developing and implementing the service delivery training programs for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, one of the most recognized luxury hotel brands in the world with one of the highest average daily rates in the industry. Leading the culture of the undisputed leader of hospitality, he is a firm believer that "hospitality" is not just an industry, but instead a way of living that puts others first.
In his role with Centura Health as Vice President, Culture Development, Todd focused on employee engagement, emotional connections, brand differentiation and more. His work centered on building a culture of service, backed by research that shows patients who have a better experience also have better clinical outcomes… better clinical outcomes equal better business performance.
Seeing the innate and irrefutable similarities between healthcare and hospitality, he’s learned the best experiences we create are actually the end result of teams deeply committed to excellence, as well as the individual and collective purpose that drives performance: the “why” behind all we do. The way we connect with one another, value and support each other’s contributions on a daily basis is paramount to a successful, profitable business.
With deep experience, he’s found this to be true: humans need humans. No matter our role, title or priorities…. no matter the patient’s condition, situation or disposition… no matter our team’s needs, strengths or weaknesses… we are all human. There are more similarities in human behavior than there are differences in personality, titles and roles. These similarities drive metrics in an impressive, measurable way. Teaching others the power of purpose-first work has become Todd’s mission. He's shown teams from a multitude of industries that putting culture first is the answer to driving all levels of success.