Sonia Hariri, DDS

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Dr Hariri moved to the United States from Khartoum, Sudan in 1986 at 24 to begin her studies at Loma Linda University’s International Dentist Program. After earning her DDS, she would work as a dentist for 30 years, 27 of which were as CEO of her own thriving dental practice.

In 1990, Dr. Hariri opened her first practice in Syracuse, New York. Though she was passionate and dedicated, she quickly discovered there was a lot to learn and many challenges to overcome. Owning a practice meant more than dentistry.

It meant knowing how to lead a team, manage a staff, budget, market, and grow a business. Dr. Hariri did not give up; using hard work and determination she was able to run a profitable practice for 8 years before selling it and moving to Tucson, Arizona with her family.

In Tucson, she would spend 2 years in a group practice before deciding to start her own practice. The second time around she would do things differently. Determined to make informed choices and educate herself in business, she joined the Pride Institute Practice Management Program.

In the 18 years of owning her second practice, Dr. Hariri shifted from 8 PPO insurances to a Delta Premier-only practice, which she enjoyed for 10 years. By maximizing her strengths and capabilities through her training and coaching, she could work 3 days per week while maintaining a thriving practice.

Dr Hariri is the CEO of DentalVIL, which was created to help dentists and small business owners who wish to be more successful, profitable, and flourish in their business. Using a peer-to-peer coaching model, her extensive education, and experience, Dentalvil removes the guesswork, frustrations, and difficulties of business ownership, helping you how to streamline, optimize, and achieve your goals.


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