About Dr. Ben Turnwald

Executive Dentist, Consultant, Educator

My Story

My journey towards living a happier and more fulfilling life started in 2020 during the COVID pandemic. I was working 50-60 hours per week seeing patients and running a successful dental practice. I had just built a beautiful new practice but I was feeling burned out and nothing I was doing seemed to pull me out of it. A friend had recommended a book to me called the “Four Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss.

The book opened my eyes up to an alternative life that I knew I could live if I made some significant changes to my relationship with my career. Through multiple coaches, consultants and trial and error I was able to scale my practice, develop leaders, delegate my ownership tasks and reduce (and ultimately eliminate) clinical dentistry from my responsibilities.

I now live a much more balanced life with time for self care, personal relationships, family and hobbies without giving up ownership of my practice. I was then able to discover and pursue what really gives me joy: coaching and teaching.


I hold a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, and have completed advanced continuing education curriculums in comprehensive dentistry at Spear Education as well as being featured in and authored industry publications.

Relevant Experience

I have taught dental residents at a GPR program as a visiting instructor in verbal communication skills, treatment planning, and dental practice management. I have participated in several corporate advisory boards for such companies as Spear Education and Dentsply. I have also taught continuing education courses and had speaking engagements on patient experience, marketing, and practice management.

“If you don’t have time, the truth is, you don’t have priorities. Think harder; don’t work harder.”


Life Goals DDS Blog

Explore my blog for practice management tips and motivational content to you achieve your personal and professional life goals.