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Continuing Dental Education

From Broke Dental Student to Dentist to the Stars to $1 Billion Dollar Exit!

Jon Marashi, DDS and Michelle Blake, CPA

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Course Description

Learn from Dr. Jon Marashi, (New York University College of Dentistry, 2001), how he strategically maneuvered his way up the ladder of success in the world of dentistry. He started out just like you, broke and stressed. In this lecture you’ll learn what were the key decisions that Dr. Marashi made along the way that changed his fate from average dentist to a thriving celebrity practice. You will also learn how he took that knowledge and applied it to business ventures that led to a One Billion Dollar, all-cash, exit! Learn the key insights and strategies that you can immediately apply, even as a dental student, that will lead you to a more successful career and happiness in life!

We will start the morning off hearing from Dr. Marashi’s CPA, Michelle Blake. She will share important info you need to know for optimal financial health in dental practice and the dental professional’s life.

Come prepared to be inspired and energized, plus ready for some food for thought or homework on the numbers front.


Dr. Jon MarashiJon Marashi is a renowned industry leader and innovator for cosmetic dentistry. His loyal clientele includes an impressive roster of A-list actors, musicians, athletes, and Hollywood executives. Dr. Marashi has a uniquely high-tech, precise and artistic approach to cosmetic dentistry which has garnered the attention of top media including Vogue, GQ, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. In addition to his private practice, he launched his signature M Sonic Luxury Tonic toothbrush in 2019. Dr. Marashi was on the founding team and helped launch the company byte, a disruptive oral healthcare brand, which was acquired by Dentsply Sirona in 2020 in a staggering 1-billion-dollar deal. When not in the office, you can find him shredding on his skateboard!

Michelle Blake is a CPA in the San Antonio, TX area with extensive experience in business and individual tax projection and preparation and focuses on the financial needs of individuals in the field of dentistry and health care.


  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Saturday, April 20, 2024

University of Washington
Health Sciences Center, Room D209
Seattle, WA 98195

This course is designed for all dental professionals

8:30am – 12:30pm Pacific Standard time

Until April 18; after, $25 more
$95/Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant and Office Staff
free of charge for dental students and residents – just make sure you mark you designation in your registration record as a “student”

* This course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.

UW dental students and residents are free of charge.

4 hours


Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

As a continuing education provider, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

Cancellation and Refunds
For this in person lecture, a registration refund will be issued for cancellations received by Thursday, April 18, 2024. Registration will remain open until Thursday, April 18, 2024 – however we will accept walk-in registrations the day of the class, Saturday, April 20, 2024 with an additional $25 late fee. NO REFUNDS will be accepted after Thursday, April 18, 2024. Cancellations must be received in email to The cancellation request must include: the name of the course, name of the person registered, name of the person requesting the cancellation, and the reason for the cancellation.

By providing my information, I consent to receive communication via mail, email, fax, and phone from the University of Washington Continuing Dental Education office. The Continuing Dental Education office will not share your information with anyone.

Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of Washington does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

The University of Washington Continuing Dental Education cautions continuing dental education participants that there are potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into the practice of dentistry, especially when the continuing education course has not provided supervised clinical experience and/or competency tests in the techniques or procedures.

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University of Washington
Continuing Dental Education
Box 357137
Seattle, WA 98195-7137

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and ACDE member schools.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits.