San Mateo County Dental Society (CA)

Business Member Spotlights

Each month we do a personalized spotlight for one our our much appreciated vendors/professionals as part of our Business Member Package. Check out our most recent publications and learn what they can do for YOU!

Dental & Medical Counsel
Ali Oromchian, Esq.

If you’ve attended even a few of our most popular practice management seminars over the last ten years, chances are you’ve met and been impressed by the founder of SMCDS Platinum Business Member (Dental & Medical Counsel DMC) - Ali Oromchian, Esq. - longtime friend and supporter of the society.

Ali has been a valuable partner and reassuring presence over the years.   Whether you are buying your first practice, expanding to multiple offices, or getting ready to retire, you can count on Ali to give you honest and reliable answers to questions you may have. An SMCDS Platinum Business Member since 2016, Ali’s experience and knowledge has helped countless members better plan their careers and achieve their full potential.

How DMC came to be is a story worth sharing:  Ali’s wife was (still is) a pediatric dentist.   Ali was a business lawyer.  As time went by, it became obvious that many of her colleagues were so focused on the dentistry, they neglected the business of their practices.  Many of the problems they routinely encountered could, from Ali’s perspective, have been easily avoided with some planning and focus.  For Ali, the next step was clear: he left his law job to create a firm dedicated to helping dentists achieve their practice and personal goals with peace of mind - knowing their practices are compliant with all federal and state laws.

Today Ali works not only as a lawyer, but is frequently seen lecturing throughout the country on how to create a clear path to success, being compliant with current HR laws and regulations, on the road to a worry-free life.

DMC is available to help you with

Buying / selling a practice, as well as negotiating your lease 

?Creating partnership agreements beneficial to everyone involved  

?Forming a corporation /  LLC 

?Creating an estate plan  

?Drafting employment agreements

If you have questions, would like a free consultation with Ali, or just want to know more about the firm, visit or call 925.999.8200.

Swiss Monkey
Christine Sison, CEO

Meet Swiss Monkey, the Dental Industry’s Newest and Coolest Matchmaker.

What is it? It’s a new, dental-specific and cost efficient way for employers to connect with job seekers. For $49 (per job post that lasts 30 days), employers can use Swiss Monkey to blast job openings in real time to anyone with the Swiss Monkey app.

How does it work? When a job is posted, job seekers receive an immediate notification on their mobile phone which means they can view the job details from almost anywhere. If an applicant is interested, they simply submit their unique profile to the employer. Applicant profiles summarize their professional experience and can contain both photos and videos.

Employers are notified via email and/or text about any new applicants. Each applicant is ranked on a 1-5 star to reflect their potential fit for a job opening. Because employers contract directly with an applicant, job seekers have control over their schedule and employers don’t have to pay any additional fees to hire an applicant.


Why try us? Swiss Monkey is committed to helping build great teams. If you’re not happy, call us and we will work with you to make it right! Lastly, Swiss Monkey also provides full service recruiting services (from posting, interviewing and hiring) as well as team building seminars. Employers: Post your job today at!

Jobseekers: Receive and apply for jobs anywhere, anytime. Download the free Swiss Monkey app!

About Us: Swiss Monkey is headquartered in Sacramento, CA and is currently focused on serving the Northern California region. We are active with many of the dental societies and partner with local colleges as well as dental assisting, hygiene and front desk groups to bring a greater pool of applicants to employers. We believe that building and maintaining a great dental team is a constant effort and is necessary to deliver high quality patient care. Are you ready? Let's build a great team together. 

Contact us today at to learn more or visit us at!

California Dentists’ Guild
Layla Shirazi, Retirement Program Specialist

If you’ve attended a general membership meeting within the last ten years, it’s more than likely you’ve been greeted by California Dentist Guild’s Layla Shirazi.  CDG has been a strong SMCDS supporter and a solid presence at our events. Layla’s is usually the first table as you enter the ballroom.  If she’s not at the CDG table, it will undoubtedly be because she is helping another exhibitor set-up or lending a hand to SMCDS staff. CDG was also an excellent sponsor for the August 11 New Dentists Mixer.   Layla has become part of our family.


As an SMCDS Platinum Business Member for four years, CDG is a valued contributor to our dental society.  In addition to Layla’s welcome and addictive smile, she has imparted a wealth of knowledge to countless members on the ins and outs of retirement as well as the benefits of the CDG. 


A little background on the CDG not-for-profit organization:  It was founded in 1966 by a group of dentists (including former SMCDS president, Jim Ridgeway) who wanted to pool their retirement money in order to obtain professional services they wouldn’t qualify for individually.  CDG pools resources to bring each member institutional funds with their first dollar as well as a full service retirement platform.*Each plan is designed to the individual dentist’s specifications from an all-inclusive “turn-key” platform.  

Throughout its almost-fifty-year history, the Guild has remained faithful to its original mission of providing high quality/low cost retirement plans for California dentists and their staff.  The Guild was founded by dentists for dentists, but is MANAGED by PROFESSIONALS and maintains a strictly not-for-profit status. 

If you are a registered dentist in California, there is no cost to join the Guild.   Stop by Layla’s table at the next GM meeting for a dose of her warm hospitality, a quick assessment of benefits the Guild has to offer in your situation, and one of her always useful pens or tote bags. 

*A brief listing of CDG services:


  • Pooled investments to leverage programs that provide greater value while maintaining individual accounts, giving you access to institutional funds at a lower cost not normally available to the retail public
  • Yearly IRS-mandated tests (cross-testing) and preparation of your tax Form 5500 at no additional cost
  • Access to investment education, guidance, and personalized services by the CDG staff
  • CDG review of your current investments, recommendations, and continuing investment monitoring services provided by a 3(38) registered investment advisor.

For more information and/or to learn about their volunteer dentist Board of Directors, please call (800) 851-0008 and/or visit



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