The New De Novo Frontier
Thursday, July 14, 2022
4:55 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.
Dr. Saam Zarrabi has revolutionized the delivery, awareness, and promotion of group practice dentistry through the development of the Rodeo Dental brand, creating an unparalleled experience for children and their parents which makes needed dentistry affordable, comfortable, and an unforgettable experience.
Dr. Zarrabi graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 2005, and from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 2008. In 2008, he co-founded Rodeo Dental and Orthodontics (a multidisciplinary large group practice) and has been a leader of practice culture since its inception.
Dr. Zarrabi has guided the pediatric-friendly brand through significant expansion. Along with Rodeo Dental, he has engineered the successful launch of 18 dental practice locations, including two other brands – one specializing in root canals, and the other geared toward the urban experience for the modern family.
He is involved with multiple professional dental organizations, including the CAMBRA Coalition, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and the Crown Council which recently named Dr. Zarrabi to their Inaugural class in the Dental Hall of Fame. As the youngest nominee the Hall of Fame recognizes members for their advancements in the various areas of education, clinical care, patient service, practice management, materials development, as well as other areas that improve the delivery of care and the ultimate health and wellness of patients. His board seat assignments on the Pacific Dugoni Foundation Executive Committee and the Board of the National CAMBRA Coalition reflect his high-level strategic approach.
Dr. Zarrabi was named an Entrepreneur of Excellence Finalist in 2018 by Fort Worth INC., which is Fort Worth, Texas’ leading business magazine. Because of the unique and positive company culture that permeates his dental practices, Dr. Zarrabi also received the Zappos Insights: Culture Revolutionary award.
For the past 4 consecutive years, Rodeo Dental has been named “Top Dentists” by Fort Worth Magazine, as well as “Best Dentists” by D Magazine. Rodeo was a “Best Companies to Work For” finalist in 2016 and 2017 (Fort Worth INC.) and received the “Living Your Mission Award” by Jonathan Sprinkles & Presentation Power. In addition to all the awards, Rodeo Dental has more than 20,000 five-star reviews on Google and Facebook.
With a personal commitment to improving oral health and the lives of young leaders, Dr. Zarrabi’s charitable concerns are evidenced through his work with The LEAP Foundation and Dentists Who Care. This commitment to giving back is encouraged throughout his professional and personal relationships. When he is not building dental practices, Dr. Zarrabi enjoys the company of his wife and 3 young sons.
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