What began as a late-night podcast recording over wine has evolved into a dental-consulting sensation. Dr Gregg May, John Stamper and Katrina M Sanders RDH culminate as leaders in dentistry, business and the provision of oral healthcare and as the co-founders of The Core Group, LLC. They utilize their unique talents to serve the dental community by focusing on the unscheduled treatment lurking in the dental office. Their motto: “Unscheduled & Unscripted” ensures dental practices a comprehensive approach to patient care while improving authentic patient communication without a script. By identifying the root cause of declined treatment plans, The Core Group, LLC works to improve patient acceptance, business outcomes and widespread improvement of oral health for the community.
Dr. Gregg May
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Having grown up around a dental practice then after completing his education at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Dr. May started practicing dentistry in the New Orleans area. With over 4100 hours of continuing education and 8 years of coaching experience for many offices under his belt, he is more than qualified to help clients overcome whatever hurdles they’re facing and reach their true potential. Dr. May’s reason for getting into dentistry is simple: your smile is the first thing people notice about you, and he takes joy in helping that impression to be a great one. As he’s continued to launch successful practices that are able to bounce back from hurricanes, fires, and other challenges, Dr. May has come to realize the importance of dedication, resourcefulness, and entrepreneurship in running a successful practice. The most specialized dentist in the world won’t be able to reach their true potential if their expertise doesn’t extend beyond their chairside performance. He is very passionate about teaching Case Presentation and Communication skills to dentists. A serial entrepreneur, Dr. May has created six startups in his career, and all of his practices have done over $1 million in their first year. He has helped hundreds of dentist’s to learn and understand the power of behavioral sciences by speaking and coaching. He’s the proud father of two sons, and spends much of his time outside of work with them. He is an active triathlete and loves to travel and learn new things.
John R Stamper IV-MBA
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John R Stamper IV-MBA
John has over 25 Years of leadership, business, people development & entrepreneurial experience. He thrives on motivating people how to build the bridges that will take them from the “here and now” to “a successful tomorrow”. From his early days as a submariner in the U.S. Navy, John has been fascinated with human achievement and the desire we all have to be a part of something great. He believes that joy, in its purest form, is discovered when we mix our passion to succeed at something with commitment & sacrifice.
In his now 16th year in the dental industry, his unconventional journey has helped him shape and create a complete, 360-degree perspective on Dentistry.
His Dental journey started at Brasseler USA where he sold products to dental teams across the country as well as recruited, trained, lead and influenced hundreds of dental sales professionals as both a regional manager and executive.
He then spent thousands of hours in Dental practices across the US with Mortenson Dental Partners working with Dr’s & their teams on specific topics like communication, unscheduled treatment & the value of using data to make better decisions.
After completing his first decade in Dentistry and spending time on “both” sides of counter in a dental practice, the entrepreneurial spirit arose.. so several years back, he Co-Founded and still runs CE Exchange, a Dental Continuing Education Management company.
To tie all this perspective together he founded and operates DentalCast Productions, a Dental Content Media Company. As an avid host with a knack for bringing out the best in people, he has interviewed over 450+ Dental Professionals on his podcasts, produced over 25 live events at meetings in the last 12 months and has had well over 500,000 views and downloads from his content.
His newest project, The Core Group, LLC is a boutique dental consulting company that with the help of 2 of the best providers in the industry, Dr. Gregg May and Katrina Sanders RDH, focuses specifically on helping dental teams manage their unscheduled treatment.
Under his legacy company, John Stamper, Inc he also provides business development consulting to dental DSO’s and companies as well as speaks nationally at dental meetings and events.
During this journey, he has learned many lessons and has both succeeded and failed. Through all of it, he continues to fall back on 1 simple statement that keeps him going each and every day…..”Just Get Started.”
He is a grateful husband and father of 5 with just one little girl sprinkled in the mix!
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Known as “The Dental Result-ant”, Katrina M Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF is a clinical dental hygienist, author, consultant, researcher and international speaker. She is a vibrant, passionate and charismatic award-winning educator with a unique approach to supporting dental professionals in the provision of excellence.
She holds her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Minnesota and is the recipient of the 2007 Kathleen J Newell Dental Hygiene Achievement Award and the Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health Award for 2007. Her master’s degree in Educational Leadership held a focus in adult learning from Northern Arizona University. This graduate work delivered high-level content in effective communication and collaborative techniques to help empower and inspire adult learners to create change and become leaders in their work.
Katrina has published a textbook for use in dental hygiene programs and is the founder, CEO and keynote speaker for Sanders Board Preparatory, a comprehensive program designed to supplement student learning in preparation for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination. This foundational information continues to enhance Katrina’s ability to stimulate and educate dental professionals to think beyond coding and billing while focusing on the heart of clinical care.
She currently treats periodontal patients as the Clinical Liaison, Hygiene Excellence and Innovation for AZPerio, the country’s largest periodontal practice. She is a published author with Dentaltown, Today’s RDH, a columnist and advisory board member for Modern Hygienist and brand ambassador for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.
Her philanthropic efforts include dental humanitarian work in developing countries, supporting abused and homeless animals and spreading awareness about the benefits of organ and tissue donation.