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It’s not just about a great living. It’s about a great life.

If you left your dental school graduation full of ideas about helping patients and living a life of respect and success, only to find yourself trapped in a never-ending cycle of business worries, you are not alone.

It’s wrong to pay a small fortune for a dental degree and leave without the know-how you need to run a business that enables you to not only help people but also to enjoy your own life.

At NextLevel Coaching, we get it.

There is a better way. For more than 20 years, we’ve helped 6,000 practices just like yours embrace and implement a new way to practice dentistry. Through expert coaching on how to implement our proven, unique business model, we’ve seen dentist after dentist find the satisfaction they were dreaming of on graduation day.

We are committed to helping you build your practice on a foundation of integrity and empowerment so you can form a cohesive team, employ powerful automations, and educate your patients on your important role in helping them achieve Complete Health.

Find the Potential

There is hidden revenue in your practice, and you don’t have to see new patients to find it.

Dig in With a Coach

Our proven strategies will help you implement a simple, predictable business model that takes you to (you guessed it) the next level.

Total Transformation

Revolutionize your practice and your life. You deserve to spend more time with your patients, your family and your hobbies.

You deserve a practice that allows you to focus on what’s really important—dentistry that gets patients healthier and the time and means to enjoy your own life. We’ll help you transform your practice so you can live your life to the fullest.
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“Our projections were declining, there were inconsistent patient results, and our staff just wasn’t a team. Now our patients are healthier, our team is much more cohesive, and there’s enough money left over now to pay down debt, upgrade the practice, and to move toward financial independence.”

Dr. Michael Rudolph
East Center Dental, Warsaw, IN

Meet Our Team

Gary Kadi

Founder, Chairman of the Board  |  New York, NY

Gary has worked to empower dentists for more than 20 years. After watching a movie that poked fun at dentists, Gary discovered his life’s mission: altering America’s health by transforming the way the public relates to dentistry.

Gary realized that dentists rely on a broken business model that focuses on attracting new patients instead of engaging and educating current ones. After years of studying the recurring challenges that dentists face (team dynamics, finances, high patient turnover, etc), he created NextLevel Practice and the Complete Health Dentistry model.

He is inspired every day by the courage and personal successes of dentists and their teams, and his goal is to help create practices where teams embrace and implement change, patients respect their treatment regiments, and doctors enjoy practicing.

Kelly Dahmer

Chief Executive Officer |  Denver, CO

Kelly Dahmer joined NextLevel Practice in 2014 and was subsequently promoted to Chief Operating Officer where she guided the company successfully through the pandemic to 3x revenue growth. An expert strategist, Kelly excels at setting and executing corporate strategy and planning. Her financial acumen and discipline have led her to obtain double-digit growth year over year.

Kelly specializes in decentralizing the doctor in the dental practice, giving them the space and time to live their best lives, while also promoting a culture of unity and cooperation in the office.  She is proud that NextLevel models this culture as an ESOP where the NextLevel team enjoys a strong culture of ownership and engagement.

Kelly understands the importance of building a community of like-minded thinkers. Her work is inspired by the dedication and commitment of our Complete Health Community to use medicine and dentistry to prevent chronic disease. It starts with changing how the public sees our work and the work of our colleagues in the field of dentistry.

Our Coaches

Kendall Hussein

Vancouver, BC

With more than 18 years of experience in dental administration and management, Kendall is thrilled to be part of a team that empowers the best healthcare providers and teams in the dental industry to live their most fulfilling lives. She is passionate about the Complete Health program and the link between oral hygiene and systemic diseases.

Kendall has 3 children and teaches weekly fitness classes in her native Vancouver.

Amber Wessel

St. Louis, MO

Amber Wessel, a seasoned dental professional with over 25 years of experience, possesses a Masters in Dental Hygiene Education that serves as a strong foundation in practice management. Her drive and determination make her an exceptional coach, skilled in building high-performing teams, driving change, and achieving goal-oriented results. With a commitment to positively impacting the industry, Amber stays abreast of the latest developments in healthcare to improve client growth. Her purpose is to guide others in discovering their power through inspiration and growth. When not in the office, Amber can be found indulging in her interests, such as traveling, wine tasting, and enjoying outdoor activities with her beloved black lab, Olive. A resident of St. Louis, Missouri, she is constantly seeking new and exciting adventures. 

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Ava Tallman

RDH, Implementation Coach| Rochester Hills, MI

Ava has had a passion for dentistry her entire life. Recognizing the powerful influence she had as a provider, her work as a dental hygienist was incredibly fulfilling–especially the relationships she built with her patients. She is excited to share her experience and knowledge to a greater audience beyond the clinic so she can help serve the field that she loves.

Ava is married to her high school sweetheart and enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, Briggs.


Jamilla Jimenez

Frisco, TX

“JJ” was inspired to become a dentist at age 5 when she shadowed her aunt, Dr. Josefina Gonzalez, from the Dominican Republic, for the summer at her practice. In 2003, JJ began her dental career and showed talent in the administrative and management aspects of dentistry. With her passion for helping patients become healthier, JJ has successfully managed General, Endodontic, Prosthodontic and Orthodontic practices in NYC and Dallas.

A fluent Spanish speaker, JJ lives with her daughter Lana, owns a small business, and enjoys playing volleyball to stay active.

Danielle Graves

Danielle has nearly 20 years of experience in the dental field as an assistant, administrator, and coach. Danielle has a passion for helping people and loves sharing her knowledge to help others grow and meet their goals. She is excited to be part of a team that focuses on total health and building a positive culture.

Outside of work Danielle loves to bake, travel, paddleboard and spend time with her boyfriend, 3 stepchildren, and 3 dogs.

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Travis Lindstrom

Draper, Utah

Travis is a skilled dental professional with experience spanning eight years in the field. His passion lies in helping doctors build the practice of their dreams. Focusing on relationships and encouraging collaboration, he helps doctors tackle challenges and create innovative solutions.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Travis is an avid sailor, having sailed over 5,000 nautical miles throughout the Caribbean and North Atlantic.

Trista Dunklee

Reno, NV

Trista has been in education for the past 20 years and dental management for the last 6 years. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Education and a Master of Art in Administration.

She has been working with Next Level Practice as a client for the last 5 years. She is passionate about Complete Health and providing the best customer service to patients. With her education background, knowledge, and experience as a client, she is looking forward to serving dental practices as a Next Level coach.

Trista is married to her best friend from high school. She has 2 young adult children, a dog and 2 cats. Trista loves spending time with her family, traveling, and many outdoor activities.

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“We’ve only been with NextLevel Practice for three months, but we have already seen changes. Gary and his team have taught me how to be a better leader by creating more confidence in our team and we’re having better open communication and transparency within our staff. They’ve also helped me with my personal life…[my coach] has probably saved my marriage. Thank you NextLevel!”

Dr. An Nguyen
New Smile Dental, San Diego CA

Client Support

Ashley Olson

Ashley Olson

Results Facilitator|  Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Ashley came to NextLevel Practice with experience in social services and the health and wellness industry. She loves providing unconditional compassion and support to our clients and team members to help make a difference in the lives of others. She was born and raised in the Midwest and is a proud graduate of Iowa State University.

Ashley first fell in love with the people and culture of Costa Rica when she studied abroad there in college.

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Gina Arthur

Client Experience Manager  |  Phoenix, AZ

With 20 years of experience in customer service, sales, and management, Gina provides quality assurance and support to NextLevel Practice clients by continuously monitoring, improving, and delivering on our commitments. She works to embody the love, play, and respect in our team and our approach to helping change lives.

Gina loves the outdoors–her cast-iron campfire cooking is delicious!

Joanna Manzelli

CDA, Analytics Manager  |  New York City

With over 15 years of experience in the dental and medical fields as well as business expertise from work in real estate, Joanna brings her business and clinical knowledge to NextLevel Practice. Joanna believes deeply in Complete Health and the link between oral hygiene and systemic disease.

Joanna loves music, animals, and spending time with her son Antonio.

Ryan Palevsky

Chief Operating Officer | New York City

Ryan began his professional journey in television production with major networks like A&E, History Channel, and Lifetime. However, Ryan’s true calling came when he sought to create a positive impact in the healthcare industry, leading him to join the committed team at NextLevel Practice.

A passionate healthcare advocate, Ryan applies his expertise in marketing and business development to enhance the healthcare experience through the field of dentistry. With every project, Ryan is inspired by the possibility of making a difference in people’s lives, and his commitment to this cause remains unwavering.

When not hard at work, Ryan savors every moment with his family, exploring the world with his wife Stefanie, their son Mason, and his faithful dachshund, Willie.


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Silja Marini

Content Designer |  El Paso, TX

Silja is a firm believer in finding and maintaining balance in all aspects of life. As a daughter of an entrepreneur, she understands the challenges our practitioners face in attempting to balance the conflicting goals of growing a business and finding time for a happy and fulfilling family life. She is committed to our company’s purpose of improving lives and hopes to empower practitioners and their teams to take control of their destiny and embrace change.

Silja loves art in all its forms – she paints, enjoys photography and is always looking to discover new artists and inspiring music to brighten her day.

Andrew Gray

Director of Business DevelopmentNextLevel Practice Australia

With over 7 years of experience in the dental industry, Andrew is inspired to support dental professionals find the best in themselves and their business. A passionate dental “supplier”, he has held numerous positions within the supply chain of dental, publishing, practice consulting, constructing dental practice, offering finance to dental professionals, networking practice, offering IT security and recruiting of dentist. He is outgoing and has a passion for sharing knowledge with dental teams and helping to build positive, unified dynamics within the practice.

Andrew lives in Sydney Australia, is married, with 4 boys and Scout the Home Manager (Dog). He loves watching his boys play cricket around the fields of Sydney and having friends over for dinner.

Elia Marrero

Executive LiaisonMiami, FL

Coming from a background of psychology and entrepreneurship, Elia brings strong executive support experience and a great desire to help others. She enjoys problem-solving, building connections, and strongly believes in the importance of self-improvement and growth.

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Elia loves the outdoors, baseball, and spending time with her 3 children.

Shelby Cameron

Program Advisor

With 15 years of experience in customer service, Shelby joined the dental industry in 2017. As both an administrator and manager for a dental practice that worked with NextLevel Practice, she’s excited to bring first-hand, real-world knowledge to the team.

More importantly, Shelby is thrilled to work with a company who promotes a positive culture and whose main purpose is to get people healthier.

Shelby lives just outside of Vancouver, Canada with her husband and 1 year old son. In her free time, she enjoys taking road trips to the interior to see her family or having an easy day around the house.

Emily Richards

Program Advisor  | Central Texas

With 13+ years of experience in the dental industry as well as a background in entrepreneurship, Emily is inspired by the impact dental professionals make within their communities. She has a passion for seeing an individual’s potential and loves engaging with others who are working towards their dreams-both professionally and personally.

Emily lives with her husband, two children, and fur baby. She loves to practice yoga, be outdoors, and spend quality time with family and friends.

McKayela Mueller, RDH

Program Advisor  | Mesa, AZ

McKayela comes to NextLevel Practice with 8+ years of dental experience. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, McKayela has dedicated her career to improving the lives of her patients. By teaming up with NextLevel Practice, McKayela hopes to utilize her innate ability to build and foster relationships to reach beyond the clinical chair and motivate dental teams everywhere to meet their greatest potential.

McKayela lives with her fiancé, their 4 children, and their dog, Lily. When she’s not shuttling kids back and forth from sports, McKayela enjoys hiking and practicing hot yoga.

Anisa Stevens

Marketing Manager |  Frisco, TX

Anisa is a versatile professional with experience spanning various domains of business, including marketing, HR, and office management. Having graduated from Texas A&M, she relocated to Frisco, TX, where she currently resides with her loving husband and cherished pet Siberian Husky.

During her leisure time, Anisa prioritizes quality moments with her family, engages in recreational sports, and relishes the outdoors.

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