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NMDA brings you our newest resource, providing a streamlined mini-MBA curriculum, The Dentists’ Management & Business Academy, aka the DMBA.

Learn, understand, and apply the best principles of people management and business finances to immediately improve your practice.

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Want to learn more?

Watch a recording of the informational webinar with lead facilitator Jeremy as well as NMDA Executive Director Tom Schripsema to more about the program curriculum, structure, and DMBA overall!

The Dentists’ Management & Business Academy is a 10-week fully digital 'mini-MBA' for both current & future leaders of the dental industry to learn more about organizational leadership, people management & business finance to continue to grow their careers and practices.

What's Included

Explore the The Dentists’ Management & Business Academy

With over 20 hours of video, a private learning community, and an arsenal of templates, resources, and knowledge, it's one of the most comprehensive programs for dental leaders in the market.

When you join, you'll receive access for a year to:
  • 6+ hours of live facilitated expert coaching
  • 350+ learning modules within the self-paced online learning
  • A cohort of your fellow business leaders to connect & network
  • Continued access for a full year after the 10-weeks
  • Downloadable companion worksheets & materials
  • 20 interactive tools to implement the learning 
  • Knowledge checks to build competency
  • And a learner handbook to organize it all!

You will receive 30 continued education hours upon completion!

 Continuing Education Hours
New Mexico Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. NMDA is a CERP recognized provider.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP

What makes this program different?

#expert-led | #blended learning | #networking | #interactive | #engaging | #effective | #effecient

The real key is a blended learning experience -- pairing self-paced online learning with live facilitated sessions to learn with your peers and from the experts themselves in real-time. 
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Expert-Led Live Coaching Sessions

Beyond the online learning, we come together with a cohort of our peers for bi-weekly facilitations allowing us to be coached in real-time by masters of the craft.
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Interactive Self-
Paced Online Learning

The program is designed to provide impactful knowledge & resources that will guide you step-by-step to put into practice immediately.

A Cohort of Fellow Dental Leaders

Connect with both current and future leaders of dentistry to learn & share together in a peer-to-peer learning experience, building your support system!

Save These Dates!

Within the program will be live sessions to network and learn in real-time with your cohort.
All live sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 1:00 -2:00 PM MST.




September 12


September 26







Can't make one of the live sessions? No worries, all are recorded for you to review later!

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Have Questions?
Contact Susan Pate, [email protected] or 505.294.1368

Self-Paced eLearning

This course will guide you through bite-sized, step-by-step methods that you can put into practice immediately.

Expert-Led Facilitations

Join bi-weekly facilitations allowing you to be coached in real-time by masters of the craft.

Professional Networking

Connect with dental leaders across the state to learn & share knowledge & resources.
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Program Testimonials

The Dentists’ Management & Business Academy is a hybrid learning experience designed to provide world-class business training to anyone looking to continue their professional development while also keeping their focus on business improvements.
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Greg Youldon
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Michelle Millar
Regional Sales Manager
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Say YES to more effective training.

No travel costs | No missing work | No wasting time | No travel costs | No missing work | No wasting time

Optimized for the busy professional working full-time. This eLearning course is completely virtual, the most efficient way to learn, providing an easy, anywhere, anytime accessible learning experience.
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Meet Your Instructors

Mark E. Hyman, DDS, MAGD

Practice Management Expert

Dr. Mark E. Hyman is a renowned dentist in Greensboro, NC, and a public speaker whose work is characterized by his warmth, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and passion for dentistry. As an accomplished seminar speaker, he has lectured throughout North America and Europe at every major dental meeting. He has earned national and international recognition. Since 2001, Dentistry Today magazine has selected Dr. Hyman as one of the top speakers in dentistry.

Eric Burgmaier, CPA, CVA

Practice Finance Expert

Eric Burgmaier, CPA, CVA is the Managing Partner of Burgmaier & Associates, Inc., an advisory firmImage providing tax, accounting, and consulting services to the dental and medical industry in New Mexico and Texas. Eric joined Norton Hindley in 2015 to form the Dental Valuation and Acquisitions firm, the Hindley Burgmaier Group (HBG). Along with his co-founder, Norton Hindley, ASA, the firm has prepared over 3,000 valuations of dental practices over the last 25 years and has assisted in the sale of over 400 practices over the same time.
Eric has been involved in NMDA, TDA, Star of the South, and NMVMA, has written numerous articles and blogs and has been a key-note speaker at several educational events with an emphasis on how to create a financially healthy practice.

John Cioffi

Program Creator

John Cioffi, the Chief Content Officer at GoalMakers, has spent the last 30-years, coaching hundreds of clients to success. He previously ran a subsidiary of Amoco Oil, a Fortune 100 company, and held executive positions at several other companies in a wide variety of industries. John received his MBA from The Wharton School and holds a Master’s from Dartmouth.

Jeremy Wall

Lead Facilitator

Jeremy is GoalMakers lead facilitator. He has worked with hundreds of learners, helping them not just learn but implement during our live sessions. Jeremy has founded, grown, and exited businesses before and will work with you and your team as you look to do the same.

Want to learn more?

Use the calendar link below to book a time for a 15-minute discovery call where you can ask any questions you have before signing up.

The Dentists’ Management & Business Academy Begins on August 29th!


We believe in our material, so much that we offer a money-back guarantee if you don't find value after the first two weeks.

The Dentists’ Management & Business Academy

  • At the end of this course, you will have the knowledge, skills, and resources you need to be more successful. Let the world know it!

    Up upon completion of this program you will receive the
    The Dentists’ Management & Business Academy certificate as a badge you can add to your LinkedIn.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Program for?

This program was built for everyone in your practice! The more of your team that understands these fundamentals, the better off your business will be. However, if you want to start slow, we suggest that owners, managers, future leaders, and high-potential employees go through this program together as a unit for the most impactful outcomes. 

How many people from my team should participate? 

Beyond being a great learning program this is an organizational alignment tool meaning that the more people who participate together, the better the impact you'll see when looking to implement these learnings.

What if I miss the live sessions?

While you will get the most out of joining them and participating in the conversation with both your peers and industry experts, if you can't make one do not worry! All sessions are recorded and uploaded into the eLearning to review later.

How long will I have access to the program?

Great question, while the program runs in a synchronous timing with your peers after the 10-weeks you will retain access to the eLearning for a full calendar year after we wrap up.

How long will it take me?

Weekly you should expect about 2.5 hours per week, but self-paced learning is all up to your availability! 

Then bi-weekly we have 60-minute long live sessions with your peers and industry experts. 

Overall, you should expect anywhere from 20-40 hours over the 10-weeks. (Some learners spend much longer than this and some a little less, but it depends on where you are at in your professional journey)!

Will I receive CE credit?

Yes, the New Mexico Dental Association is a recognized CERP provider and will authorize 30 hours of continuing education credit for completing the course.

What is a “mini-MBA program”?

The curriculum for this program is based on content taught in a traditional Masters of Business Administration degree, but has been condensed and focused to provide the most important information for a business owner or manager. While you will not receive an actual MBA credential, the learning and knowledge gained will have a similar impact on your practice.

Fundamentals of the
The Dentists’ Management & Business Academy

Here are the learning objectives of each section in the program:

Set Goals All The Time

  • Set a company-wide vision.
  • Learn how to create good goals.

  • Create goals for the practice, departments, & each employee.

Focus On The Process
Not a Plan

  • Measure current practice state.
  • Replace the business plan.
  • Create strategies for a constant planning process.

Coach The Right People

  • How to build the right team.
  • Learn to identify natural abilities.
  • Create position descriptions for yourself and every employee.
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Serve The Right Customer

  • Identify your good customers.
  • Define your generic strategy.
  • Create a sales process & refine your operations processes.

Empower Your Entire 

  • Learn the life-cycle of a manager.
  • Build an empowerment culture.
  • Create an organization of 'Wide Boulevards, High Curbs'.

Do The Right Things Right

  • Learn the six tools to measure & manage goal achievement.
  • Create a system of management for your team.

Demystifying The Financials

  • Using a real-life case study we will:
  • Learn how to properly read the financial documents.
  • Further understand the benefits of accurate projections. 
  • Build out your own financial models of success.

Using The Financials

  • Dive deep into how to calculate the important financial ratios and set realistic goals for each of these ratios.
  • Understand the cash flows (in and out) of your business.
  • Calculate your break-even to inform every decision. 

Set Goals all the Time

We begin by crafting a vision for the company, our long-term goal 3-5-years from now. This will be the North Star for our entire team. Then we learn what makes a 'good goal' and create company-wide, department-level, & individual goals that align with our vision. 

Focus On the Process Not A Plan

We’ll get a baseline of our company's current status by collecting valuable information. Using that as a baseline we will adopt a planning process so our company can adapt to today’s ever-changing conditions.

Coach the Right People

We’ll clearly define positions at our business, and create position descriptions for ourselves and key roles within the organization. Then we identify the right natural abilities needed for these roles, and if we have our people in the best place for success currently.

Serve the Right Customers 

We begin by identifying our right customers, then determine how we find more of these right customers, building a sales process to serve them, streamlining our operations processes around them, and finally fostering a culture & strategies necessary to serve the right customer.

Empower Your Entire Team

Learn how managers empower their team members by establishing clear goals and allowing people to achieve those goals in their own way, through our system of “wide boulevards, high curbs”. 
We determine if our team members meet the criteria required to work in an environment of empowerment.

Do the Right Things Right

We will use six tools to monitor and manage our company’s performance and build our own System of Managing—a clear and effective means of providing clarity and purpose to team members while steering everyone to accomplish their individual goals, as well as the company’s goals. 

Demystifying the Financials

Using a case study, we will understand how to read and use financial statements. With the case study as real-world context, we will also learn about projections, inventory, accounts receivable, and cash flow and how to use this information to build stronger businesses.

Using the Financials

With a new understanding of the basics, we will focus on specific elements that grow the bottom line. We start by calculating our own financial ratios, and how to set realistic goals for our business with them. From there we learn how to easily use break-even analysis to inform everyday decisions. 

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