Kandra Sellers, RDH, BA-Owner
Oral Systemic Health Educator Medical Billing Specialist-T.I.P.S.
Kandra Sellers, RDH, BA is widely considered one of the most passionate and successful coaches any practice could partner with. With over 25 years in the dental industry, Kandra has had many different career roles due to the fantastic mentors she has met along the way. Kandra fell in love with coaching as a successful executive coach for the nation’s largest practice management company. She is no longer seen as “just a dental hygienist,” which is a profession certainly not to be minimized. Instead, Kandra is now viewed as a predominent educator in the field of oral systemic health, as well as creator and CEO of Pristine Interprofessional Academy. With the Academy Kandra is able to Educate, Implement processes, and professionally coach doctors and team members to the next level of where the dental profession is heading. Pristine Interprofessional Academy, with its focus on advanced hygiene techniques and medical billing is truly the gateway to dental – medical collaborative success. In creating the Academy, Kandra has not only created a hygiene program focused on delivering the value of the Oral Systemic link, she has also designed an implementation program for successfully billing the medical procedures that dentists do every day. Dental practice owners seeking a coach that can elevate their practice production and revenue through solid protocols for optimal oral systemic solutions and medical billing are raving about Kandra’s ability to move both doctors and team members towards excellence on every level.
Kandra believes and lives her mantra of: “Always give and provide beyond the standard of care: The standard of care is the bare minimum, which is not acceptable. Patients depend on us to provide outstanding care, creating massive value on every level and, through continuous growth of our knowledge and belief systems, our patients will benefit in the care we provide making dreams a reality on so many levels!”
Because of her ability to listen to what people are saying and the passion she exudes, Kandra has that unique and special talent to help others grow into their full potential and getting them excited about all that is possible with dental medical collaboration… leading to success.
While not spending her professional time in practices coaching, Kandra is a highly sought out speaker, motivator and author. Kandra is focused on living every day with passion, never letting the grass grow under her feet. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family & friends as well tending to her home and caring for her 4 children. Kandra and her husband, John, donate their spare time as staunch advocates of children on the Autism Spectrum.
Donna Grzegorek, RDH, OMT
Pristine Hygiene Executive Coach
Donna Grzegorek is a passionate member of the dental community and has demonstrated her love of dentistry over 3 decades, practicing full time clinical hygiene. While embracing all facets of the dental industry, Donna expanded her expertise by becoming a myofunctional therapist, key opinion leader, published author, speaker, mentor, hygiene educator and practice coach. Donna is a member of multiple professional associations and has sat on numerous committees and boards.
Donna’s drive set the stage for several industry recognitions including: Discus Dental’s “Hygienist of the Year”, the Sunstar/RDH “Award of Distinction”, and ADHA’s Hygienist Hero. More recently she was recognized by her alma mater as a Distinguished Alumni. Recognizing the importance of “paying it forward”, Donna established an endowed scholarship that is gifted each year to deserving first year dental hygiene students, that will continue in perpetuity.
Donna’s desire to give back to the community through volunteerism, has manifested itself in many events at schools, churches, senior living facilities, hospitals and group homes. Fun Fact: Donna’s most unique accomplishment was raising community awareness about the importance of dental flossing. Donna set a Guinness World Book Record for: “The Most People Dental Flossing on a Single Strand of Dental Floss”. (296 people)
Donna’s core belief has always been that the dental hygienist is a key component to systemic health. As a healthcare provider Donna promotes full body wellness through meticulous oral healthcare. Donna recognizes that the dental professional is accustomed to saving teeth; but promotes the amazing opportunity and critical responsibility to save lives!
Dr. Chris P. Farrugia, DDS
Owner of Successful Medical Billing
Dr. Chris P. Farrugia is a nationally recognized speaker, teacher, and leader in medical billing and digital dentistry. He trains dentists nationwide who want to advance their practices with CAD/CAM digital restorative techniques, digital imaging and successfully access medical benefits for their services. He practices digital restorative, TMD and dental sleep medicine in Destin, Florida. Dr. Farrugia provides Pristine IA with consultative services for complex medical claims. He has been a speaker or featured presenter at DentsplySirona World, the Florida Dental Conference, Yankee Dental Congress, American Association of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) annual meeting, American Association of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) scientific session, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Maryland University School of Dentistry continuing education (MUSD), North Carolina Academy of General Dentistry (NCAGD), Oregon Academy of General Dentistry (OAGD), University of Minnesota School of Dentistry continuing education (UMN), Washington Academy of General Dentistry (WAGD), DentsplySirona 3D Summits, and Ivoclar Technology Symposia. He can be contacted via his websites: successfulmedicalbilling.com and smbdu.com.