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Welcome To Dental Spouse Network

Dental Spouse Support


As the spouse of a dental professional, you recognize how often this profession can feel like a team effort. From the demands of practice management to the time and energy spent on training and continuing education, a career in dentistry can be as challenging as it is rewarding. We understand that the level of dedication needed to be successful in the dental field might sometimes feel like a burden for families, which is why we’ve started the Dental Spouse Network, a resource for connecting the spouses of dental professionals and offering them support and advice to help them and their spouses thrive.

 

We’re Excited To Meet You

Membership in the Dental Spouse Network will gain you exclusive access to resources and support that will help you and your partner thrive. With an annual event and opportunities to network and build friendships with others, membership in the Dental Spouse Network is a valuable resource professionally and personally. To inquire about membership, or to learn more about the resources we offer, contact us today!

 

Meet Grace & Kim

Dental Spouse Support

Grace Rizza, Business Owner, Identity Dental Marketing

Grace is the proud owner of Identity Dental Marketing where she has made it her personal mission to improve the business of each dental practice she works with by a measurable amount. Grace started her own business nearly a decade ago based on her passion to provide patients with a superior marketing and consulting experience. As time went on, her husband eventually joined the business.

She then began to learn the many benefits and challenges associated with working with your spouse. The dental profession can be taxing and it helps having a spouse that understands the demands of being a business owner. After working with hundreds of dentists who also worked with their spouses, she realized something was missing; the huge opportunity to support one another.

Kim Cavallari, Dental Spouse, Entrepreneur

Kim has spent over 25 years as a dental practice administrator and 23 years as a dental spouse. She has over a quarter century of on the job training and is a member of several dental organizations. However, through all of her accomplishments, her most prized awards are her husband, their family and the successful periodontal practice that they have built together. Her philosophy for navigating the role of the dental spouse is all in balancing professional and personal lives.

The success of their practice is dependent on the success of their marriage, and the same is true in reverse. If one fails, the other starts to suffer. Understanding the level of dedication needed to be successful in dentistry can be difficult and Kim wanted to create a resource for support and advice.

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Dental Spouse Support

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