We're Listening

When was the last time someone asked you what you really wanted out of your practice and your life?

And not just asked…but really listened.

We understand how difficult it is to successfully run a practice. You and your spouse or business partner are juggling the health of your patients, the satisfaction of your team, and the finances of the business, all while still trying to have a semblance of a life outside of the office.

But beyond the day-to-day balancing act, you want more. Whether it’s expanding to more locations, successfully funding your retirement, branching out into philanthropy, or something else entirely, you just need someone to listen to what you want and show you how to achieve it.

At NextLevel Practice, we get it.

That’s why, for more than 20 years, we’ve listened to the goals of more than 6,000 practices just like yours and worked hand-in-hand to not just equip you with not just the tools to achieve them, but to give you the certainty that you’re making the right choices for your family and your practice.

You don’t have to figure this out alone. We’re committed to giving you the customized coaching you need to build the life and career you always pictured.

The process is simple:

Tell Us Your Goals

Whether you’re looking to increase profits, simplify the business-side, sell to a DSO, fill the holes in your staff, motivate your team, or something else entirely, talk to us.

Dig In With a Coach

We’ll work hand-in-hand with you to implement your new processes and inspire your team to embrace and follow through with your new direction.

Move Forward With Confidence

Enter the next stage of your career with the assurance that you’re the true CEO of your practice…and your life.

You deserve to control the arc of your career, and you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your time, sanity, or core values to do it.

Our Mission

We are committed to creating exceptional dental practices by fostering a remarkable company culture. Through the power of community and group coaching, we tap into diverse perspectives to ignite collective brilliance within your team.

We are the leaders in Complete Health Dentistry which will raise the standard of care, raise the standard of self-care and make the people around you better.

Our mission is to empower teams and decentralize the role of doctors, making each member an essential architect of the practice’s future. We declare to dismantle
self-imposed limits, unlocking your practice’s true potential.

As your unwavering partners, we will inspire, challenge and uplift you on the journey to a dental practice without boundaries. Together we build a brighter future for dental care.

Meet The Team


Shout it from the rooftops—practice owners are heroes! We’ve devoted our careers to empowering dentists and giving them the business tools and confidence they need to take their place among today’s healthcare leaders. Our leadership team is devoted to NextLevel’s mission to get one billion people healthier by 2030, all while giving practice owners the opportunities to not just achieve financial freedom, but to build generational wealth.

Gary Kadi

Founder, Chairman of the Board | Carefree, AZ

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 regimens, and doctors enjoy practicing.

Gary happily cheers on his son’s university career (Go Sun Devils!) and spends his free time in Italy and clamming on Cape Cod.

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.

Ryan Palevsky

Chief Operating Officer | New York City

As Chief Operating Officer at NextLevel Practice, Ryan Palevsky is driven by a mission to positively impact the healthcare industry. A strategic innovator, Ryan excels in creating streamlined systems and processes that simplify complex challenges. Ryan’s expertise equips the NextLevel Practice team to focus on what they do best, amplifying their efficiency and impact when engaging with the community.  

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


Kendall Hussein

Director of Fulfillment | Vancouver, BC

With more than 25 years of experience in management and office administration in the dental industry, Kendall understands that most doctors haven’t learned how to manage people or analyze their practice numbers. As the leader of our team of experienced coaches, Kendall loves to dig into numbers and provide strategy so that offices and teams can go from good to great. Her goal is to help you and your team transform into the practice of your dreams, giving you the systems and structure to reduce frustration, increase your time outside of the office, and achieve financial freedom.

Kendall’s 3 children are her world! She also teaches weekly fitness classes in her native Vancouver.

Jamilla Jimenez

Coach | Frisco, TX

From the age of 5, “JJ” was captivated by dentistry, inspired by her aunt, Dr. Josefina Gonzalez. Launching her dental career in 2003, JJ has emerged as a trailblazer in dental administration and management. Her expertise amplifies the value NextLevel Practice offers to clients, stemming from her experience managing diverse dental practices in NYC and Dallas. At her core, JJ is dedicated to enhancing patient health, elevating practice operations, and enriching patient experiences. 

Beyond her professional commitments, JJ is a bilingual powerhouse in English and Spanish, cherishing moments with her daughter Lana and finding joy in playing volleyball.

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, she wanted to share her experience and knowledge beyond the clinic. Her deep understanding of the business side of dentistry and changes within the industry have positioned her to become an inspired implementation coach. Ava is NextLevel’s go-to advisor and coach for customizing strategies that are aligned with our incoming doctors’ core values and vision. 

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

Danielle Graves

Coach | Sacramento, CA

Danielle has nearly 20 years of experience in the dental field as an assistant, administrator, and coach of more than 100 clients. Danielle has a passion for helping her clients increase production, implement new operating policies, understand their areas of opportunity, and become more proactive to achieve their goals for the future. She is excited to be a part of a team that focuses on total health and creating teams that are fully engaged.

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

Danielle Graves
Trista Dunklee

Trista Dunklee

Coach | Reno, NV

As a NextLevel client herself for the past five years, Trista has mastered the methodology of overcoming obstacles to get new systems and processes implemented under even the most challenging circumstances. As a self-professed introvert, and with many years experience in education, she works to help even the quietest individuals find their voice and turn even the most resistant team members into the biggest believers. 

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.

Vanessa Costello-Borchardt

Coach | San Diego

Vanessa combines her 20 years of clinical, administrative, and consulting experience in the dental field with real-life experience as a Next Level client to help you implement the Next Level systems and methodologies, while acting as your supportive, enthusiastic cheerleader. Using her passion and skill in dentistry, as well as her background in retail and spa management, she’ll help you achieve the triple-win of providing a world class experience for your patients, your team, and you!

In her free time Vanessa enjoys spending time with her daughter, cooking, crocheting, creating art, and being outdoors.

Vanessa Costello-Borchardt

Jamie Greenfield

Launch Coach | Miami Beach, FL

Jamie is enthralled to bring years of business coaching experience working with health professionals and entrepreneurs to Next Level Practice. Jamie strives to identify the root cause to discover the areas of opportunity so that her clients can work on their business and not in it! She loves being able to bridge the gap between where someone is, and where they want to go and seeing the client transformation both personally and professionally!

Outside of work Jamie loves to spend time chasing sunsets, walking on the beach and spending time with friends and family. She is passionate about animal welfare and loves spending time with animals of any kind.

Client Support

Shelby Cameron

Program Advisor | Vancouver, BC

With 15 years’ experience as both an administrator and manager for a dental practice that worked with NextLevel Practice, Shelby uses her real-world knowledge of how successful dental practices run to guide them into the ideal program for their success. She is thrilled to work with NextLevel Practice, and shares the company’s dedication to promoting a positive culture within dental practices so that everyone can be 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 see her family or having an easy day around the house.

Joanna Manzelli

CDA, Analytics Manager | New York City

Joanna brings her business and clinical knowledge to NextLevel Practice, using her expertise to highlight her clients’ strengths and find areas of opportunity for improvement. She believes deeply in Complete Health and the link between oral hygiene and systemic disease, and uses practice analytics to give clients a tangible way of seeing their impact on the health of their community.

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

McKayela Mueller, RDH

Results Facilitator | Mesa, AZ

McKayela comes to NextLevel Practice with 8+ years of dental experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist.  McKayela utilizes her innate ability to build and foster relationships to reach beyond the clinical chair and motivate dental teams everywhere to meet their greatest potential. Her core competence is the ability to aid practices in taking new strategies and implementing them fully. 

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

Ashley Olson

Results Facilitator | Iowa

Ashley came to NextLevel Practice with experience in social services and the health and wellness industry. She loves providing compassion and support to our clients and team members to help make a difference in the lives of others. Ashley knows that information without implementation has no value, and therefore she has built an entire department that tracks attendance, participation, and other data points that help even the most resistant teams produce results.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Ashley is a proud graduate of Iowa State University. She cherishes the opportunities she has had to travel and live abroad.

Emily Richards

Program Advisor | Central Texas

Emily is inspired by the impact dental professionals make within their communities. She loves to listen to a practitioner’s vision and then create a simple path to achieving those dreams. Nothing lights Emily up more than seeing an individual’s potential fully realized and being a part of a client’s journey to attaining their aspirations. She is invested in seeing her clients realize all of their personal and professional goals.

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.

Anisa Stevens

Anisa Stevens

Communications Manager | Frisco, TX

Anisa understands that dentists are bombarded with confusing and even sometimes misleading communication. Built on a foundation of integrity and under-promising and over-delivering, Anisa is the trusted voice of NextLevel who delivers education-based communication to practitioners, alerting them to real world challenges and the real world solutions built on a philosophy of attraction rather than promotion. 

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

Andrew Gray

Director of Business Development | Founder NextLevel Practice Australia

As the dynamic founder of NextLevel Practice Australia, Andrew Gray is pioneering a revolutionary shift in the Australian dental landscape. With over a decade of rich experience and a steadfast commitment to innovation, he is reshaping the industry one practice at a time. Andrew is passionately dedicated to liberating clients from traditional constraints, and spearheading initiatives that promote professional growth, stability, and personal development. His strategy centers on creating environments where dental teams can thrive, unburdened by conventional barriers. 

Outside the realms of his professional pursuits, Andrew is a devoted family man, treasuring the precious moments he shares with his sons and the family’s beloved Home Manager, Scout the dog.

George M. Bollozos

George M. Bollozos

Transition Advisor | St. Louis, MO

As a practice transition advisor, George understands not just the nuts and bolts of the official transactions, but the complex emotions that surround the personal and professional relationships in a practice. From initial discussion to the final stages of the transition, George offers a guiding hand and unwavering support, helping the transition to be as smooth and seamless as possible. Drawing on his experience in sales, banking, real estate, and more, he helps  to take the guesswork out of the process and guide practice owners toward true generational wealth.

In his spare time, George and his wife love to travel, try all the newest restaurants, and spend time outdoors landscaping, skiing, fly fishing, and golfing.

John Wlodarek

John Wlodarek

Transition Advisor | Boston, MA

John’s top priorities as a transition advisor are helping practice owners make the right, well-informed practices for their futures while helping them enjoy peace of mind. He works hard to help practice owners feel supported and receive the best value for their practice, all in an ethical, transparent way…no smoke and mirrors allowed. His deep marketplace knowledge helps him to identify partnerships, ensure alignment with purpose and values, and mitigate risk so practice owners can confidently enter the next stage of their careers.

Paiton Strauss

Paiton Strauss

Implementation Manager | Tempe, AZ

Paiton began her dental career in 2020 where she advanced to both a patient and office coordinator. Her firsthand experience coupled with her psychology background created the desire to impact and educate on a grander scale. Paiton’s goal aligned with NextLevel Practice’s purpose and thus began her mission: aid teams in system implementation to achieve both personal and professional success.

Paiton currently resides in Arizona. She enjoys her group fitness classes, running, and venturing back home to California to see her family.

Tell Us Your Story

Our team is ready to listen and help you achieve your goals.