As a kid, Chris Ciardello wanted to travel the world as a famous singer. The gradual realization that he was tone deaf, however, helped guide Chris to his true calling in the dental industry. His grandfather was a dentist and mom Denise had made a successful career out of dental consulting—so Chris eventually took up the “family business.” And soon realized he loved it.
Since then, Chris has held key positions in the industry, including practice manager of Dominion Dental Spa. He obtained his Registered Dental Associates certification there because he regularly assisted the doctor in addition to answering phones, greeting patients, and everything in between.
Also at Dominion, Chris learned firsthand how critical dental health can be. An unscheduled patient came in near closing one day with a painful abscess. After an emergency extraction, the doctor told Chris that the infection was so serious that it could have moved into the bloodstream at any time to affect the heart or brain. The timely extraction had saved his life.
A natural people person, Chris loved building relationships with patients and staff at the practices where he worked. His upbeat attitude and caring personality have always been a real-life manifestation of the mantra that gets him through tough times: I am positively expecting great results, no matter what I see in front of me. The Universe is rearranging itself for my best interest right now.
Chris’s rapport with people and his years in the trenches of practice management have helped him excel at Global Team Solutions, which he joined as a consultant in 2013. He is a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants and Toastmasters International.
Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Texas, San Antonio. In his spare time, he enjoys yoga and lifting weights, hanging out with friends, and spending time with his dog, Bailey. He can be reached at: Chris@GTSgurus.com.