Meet Dr. Paul Goodman

Founder of Dental Nachos
Founder of Dentist Job Connect

Dr. Paul Goodman is a dentist, multiple-practice owner, transitions broker, and the founder of both Dental Nachos and Dentist Job Connect. Dental Nachos is a community of over 65,000 dentisting humans who come together to network, share resources, and engage in live and on demand CE. Dentist Job Connect is a platform and service for dentists looking for associateships and practice owners and group practices looking to hire. Dr. Goodman’s mission is to create connections and a sense of community within the dental field to increase happiness, decrease stress and most importantly, reduce the number of times dentists feel like crying inside a day. Dr. Goodman’s motto of ABC (Always Be Connecting) to feel less alone in the dental world is a central part of his mission.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2002, Dr. Goodman pursued additional training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where he had the fortunate opportunity to learn how to place and restore dental implants. 

 Dr. Goodman lives in Center City, Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters and goldendoodle.

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I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Goodman speak at the District 8 ASDA conference this past weekend in Omaha, Nebraska. His insight, presentation, and love for dentistry was very apparent. I left the conference feeling invigorated and determined to become even better. If you are looking for information to help you become the absolute best dentist you can be, seek out Dr. Goodman and Dental Nachos!
Dr. Eric Wood
General Dentist
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Below are some of Dr. Goodman's fan favorite courses! Interested in one of Dr. Goodman's presentations on another topic? Let us know in the details of your inquiry form submission.

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Seasoned-Aged Dentists Looking to Sell, Baby-Aged Dentists Looking to Buy & Exhausted Medium Aged Dentists

During this presentation, attendees will learn when to start planning to buy or sell a dental practice. Sellers will learn how to make their practices more attractive to buyers, and buyers will learn how to find the right practice for their specific needs, skills and location. Dr. Goodman will examine the current state of the dental practices transitions market, and buyers will learn how to approach a reputable bank if they need financing.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Key to finding the right dental associates

  2. Common pitfalls to avoid during transitions

  3. Assembling the right team for buying and selling a practice

Confusion is the Killer of Case Acceptance

Improving daily dentisting life requires a commitment to enhancing clinical techniques, patient communication skills, practice management systems and self care as a dentist. In this course, Dr. Paul Goodman will go over systems to help dentists start their day successfully, talk about overcoming daily challenges within a practice and help create a streamlined approach to case presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop systems to get the dentisting day started on the right foot.

  2. Nachos will be dropped. How to deal with them?

  3. Talking to patients about money is the "queso" of the Dental Nacho World and no one teaches how to talk about "queso."

  4. Create a streamlined approach to case presentation. Clinical and financial confusion is the killer of case acceptance.

ABC’s of Patient, People, and Team Communication

During this presentation, Dr. Paul Goodman will share strategies for success to improve communication in your dental practice and dentisting life. In this interactive presentation, Dr. Goodman will review common challenges when it comes to delivering your message with clarity.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify places of communication stress inside and outside the dental practice.

  2. Recognize how communication skills are needed to make both clinical treatment planning and dentist career decisions.

  3. Review a system to use words and phrases just like “bonding veneers.”

  4. Improve clinical, business, team management, and leadership success.

  5. Analyze the four major transitions in the circle of dentisting life, and how communication is key to optimal success.

Finding, Inspiring and Training (FIT)
Your Team to Create Maximum Harmony Through Optimal Communication!

Dr. Paul Goodman will share insights into recruiting, creating a shared vision, and following through so that any team can function effectively to achieve its goals. Participants will be able to apply these techniques to leadership in organized dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a strategy to create “team buy in” and achieve daily goals.

  2. Build systems that allow team members to troubleshoot challenges that cause disharmony within the team and leaders.

  3. Analyze opportunities to motivate team members to grow as both professionals and people within the organization.

Hire an Associate or Not... That is the Question

During this presentation, attendees will learn key steps to associate hiring and the implementation process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand what criteria is needed before considering hiring an associate.

  2. Discuss systems to get associates ready to see patients in your practice.

  3. Patient and team communication for optimal success.

  4. Review numbers to determine how adding an associate will impact profitability.

A Recipe for Implant Restorative Success

During this presentation, attendees will learn clinical steps to restoring a singular tooth in addition to systems to improve patient communication and case acceptance.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Determine the restorative complexity of a single posterior dental implant.

  2. Review the steps involved in restoring a single tooth posterior implant.

  3. Identify long-term maintenance challenges of the single tooth posterior implant.

  4. Discuss systems to improve patient communication and case acceptance. 

Dr. Paul Goodman is a renowned speaker who captivates audiences with his dynamic and engaging presentations. With his unique blend of humor and energy, he brings a fresh perspective to the field of dentistry. Attendees at his events cannot help but rave about his ability to make complex topics easily understandable and relatable. His talks are not only informative, but also practical, providing dentisting professionals with valuable knowledge that they can immediately apply in their daily practice.

Dr. Paul Goodman's speaking engagements take him across the country, where he shares his expertise on a wide range of topics. Whether you are a dental student just starting your journey in the field or a seasoned dentist looking to prepare your practice to sell, Dr. Goodman's insights are invaluable. He is passionate about helping dentisting humans at every stage of their career, providing them with the tools and strategies they need to increase success, decrease stress and reduce the amount of times they feel like crying inside each day.

Recognizing the emotional challenges that come with practicing dentistry, Dr. Goodman is dedicated to fostering a nurturing environment where dental professionals can openly discuss their difficulties. His presentations are more than just informative; they are transformative experiences that aim to inspire dental professionals to reach their full potential and find joy in their work once again. By infusing humor, energy, and real-life examples, Dr. Goodman leaves a lasting impact on his audiences, empowering them to make a positive change in their careers.

Paul is first of all phenomenal as a teacher and instructor. He makes learning fun. The matierial for MY FIRST IMPLANT is great. They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks but I'm 59 and now excited to practice again. I just ordered an initial setup kit to start. I just need to get my surgical kit together. It was a first class experience. I'd highly recommend any of the Nacho programs.
Dr. Ken Siegel
General Dentist

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Workshops & Group Coaching

Treatment Plan Your Hopes, Dreams, and Team's Success to Maximize Happiness

Menu of Success:

  1. Submit an inquiry for your team coaching session by completing the form below, including a summary of your challenges and questions. We will then form a treatment plan for your success and reach out to you regarding pricing and next steps.
  2. After the coaching session, each member of your team will get a Dental Nachos Supreme membership (value: $499/ea), including a year access to 200+ hours of On-Demand CE. 
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Dr. Goodman is really a wonderful advisor/dentist/mentor to anyone who is looking to get help with things like finding a job, getting advice from purchasing an office, managing an office, and also anything dentistry related! IT is always a pleasure speaking with Dr. Goodman as he is so knowledgeable, experienced and down to earth! I'm super happy to have met him and have him as my coach! I highly recommend him!
Dr. Barbara Magee
General Dentist

What people are saying about hearing Dr. Paul Goodman speak

Dr. Paul Goodman/Dr. Nacho’s CE are always full of fun, laughter, and value. Not only did the implant CE teach me how to properly place implants, but also shared some unique insights on how to approach your patients and your practice in a way that maximizes the patient experience for everyone.
Mei Lin Zhao
Dental Student