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Dr. Ivy Peltz and Dr. Eric Studley are both general practice directors and clinical associate professors at New York University College of Dentistry in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, where Dr. Studley is also the director of practice management and ergonomics.
Dr. Studley is the CEO of a nationally based insurance brokerage company, Eric S. Studley and Associates, Inc., specializing in the insurance and financial needs of dentists (www.drericstudley.com). Since 2001, Dr. Studley has consistently been the #1 disability producer in the United States with Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America. In 2016, he received the Disability Quality Award and the Life Insurance Quality Award from National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He is a Guardian Platinum Level Disability Insurance Inner Circle Member, Guardian Disability Agent of the Year, Guardian Elite Program Member, Guardian Platinum Advantage Life Member, he is in the Guardian President’s Council, the Guardian Executive Committee, the Guardian Leader’s Club and Past President of Guardian’s Field Force. He has been awarded numerous awards annually based on his extraordinary sales and persistence record.
Dr. Studley is a renowned speaker in the dental community, and has lectured throughout the country on the subjects of insurance planning, risk and practice management, ergonomics, ethics and case acceptance. He is recognized for his industry knowledge and outstanding ethical standards.
Dr. Studley is a speaker for the American Dental Association’s practice management program for dental schools throughout the country. He is a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants. Dr. Studley is a member of NYU Dental’s Omega chapter of O.K.U., a national dental honor society. Dr. Studley was nominated for Student Council Appreciation awards at New York University College of Dentistry in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2009, Dr. Studley was a contributing author of a practice management textbook for new dentists entitled “Dental Practice – Get in The Game.”
Dr. Peltz has a private practice in New York City (www.ivypeltzdds.com). She received a Masters in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College, The City of New York School of Public Affairs in 2005, followed by a PhD in 2012 in Higher Education from the Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology program in Higher and Postsecondary Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, where her dissertation was nominated for Outstanding Dissertation. She is a fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine, The Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists and New York University College of Dentistry’s Academy of Distinguished Educators, and is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), Omega Chapter. She has achieved Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. She is past president of the New York Academy of Oral Rehabilitation and the New York University College of Dentistry Alumni Association. Dr. Peltz has presented at annual meetings of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE).
Together, Drs. Peltz and Studley have published numerous articles and blogs. They write a quarterly wellness column for AGD Impact. Some of their articles and blogs include: “Determining when to make a change in your career,” “Successfully managing tough times,” “Maintaining your personal and professional relationships,” “Advice for building confidence as a new dentist,” “The Benefits of Unplugging to Recharge,” “Express Gratitude, Improve Your Well-Being” and “Finding your center with yoga and ergonomics” in AGD Impact, “Which residency program is right for you,”” How to get your patients to just say ‘yes,’” “Is a residency program right for me,” “How to build a long-lasting relationship with faculty members,” “Managing Work-Life Balance” and “Personal accounts on why you need insurance” in Mouthing Off: The blog of the American Student Dental Association, and “Career paths: Expecting the unexpected,” “Managing debt without deprivation,” and “5 things we wish we had known after dental school” in American Dental Association: New Dentist Now.
They are both the co-founders of Doccupations, an online algorithmic dental job matching website (www.doccupations.com). Based on their backgrounds in dentistry and dental education, Drs. Peltz and Studley were well poised to recognize a needed service in the dental profession. Year after year, they heard repeatedly about the difficulties encountered by graduating dental students who were looking for associate positions. On the flip side, Dr. Studley was hearing from his clients that they couldn’t find the job seekers that they needed. He began posting jobs on a weekly newsletter that he sends out from his insurance company. These posts began to multiply until Drs. Peltz & Studley envisioned and then created Doccupations, an online algorithmic dental job matching service for all dental professionals.
In the short time that Doccupations has been live to both dental job seekers and employers, they have seen a strong enthusiasm for this service. Both dental employers and job seekers are sharing their excitement for a product that matches and provides resources for them to review opportunities rather than working within the black hole of larger job boards. Doccupations’ philosophy is to populate itself with high value candidates and jobs. Their model ensures that you can review candidates that match your staffing needs. Employers are reporting that the product is easy to use and that they are finding quality candidates quickly to fill their open positions. Job seekers are reporting the same ease and success in completing their job search.
Industry leaders and associations are showing their support of Doccupations. Doccupations is a member benefit of the American Student Dental Association. That means that all graduating dental students are provided the opportunity to find their jobs through Doccupations. That is 94% of all dental students graduating each year and looking for employment. These 24,000 graduates will be coming to Doccupations first to match with their ideal dental job.
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