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Margaret McGuckin

Margaret McGuckin is the co-founder of i3 Ignite, a consulting firm that advises DSOs and entrepreneur dentists as they scale operations to profitable growth. As the founding Chief Operating Officer of ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers, she steered the organization from 1 to 31 locations in 14 states in a four-year period, generating over $134 million annually. She built their playbook and was responsible for ensuring high-quality consistency, performance, and culture across both de novo and acquired practices. Margaret is also an advisor for Patient Prism, an award-winning call-tracking and call-coaching system designed exclusively for dental practices to increase new patient appointments. Previously, Margaret was the VP of New Products and Ventures at Dex Media, leading a division that generated $1.6 billion in revenue.

When You’re the Only Woman in the Room

Being a female dental entrepreneur is not easy. When I joined ClearChoice Dental Implants as its founding COO in 2007, my husband and I had one daughter in college and another going into her junior...