The UDBA Team

Robert E. Septak

President, UDBA, MBA

Director, Western Pennsylvania, Florida, and Periodontal practices throughout the Country


Bob’s background is as a controller for a number of small to large companies over the past 25 years, in both the service and manufacturing sectors. He previously was part owner of a CPA firm and has been involved with various mergers and acquisitions throughout his career, which included his oversight of Orion Power Midwest’s $1.7 billion acquisition of Duquesne Lights power plants in April 2000. Bob is the President of United Dental Brokers of America where he specializes in Business Valuations and Business Brokering of Dental Practices. He earned an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business from the University of Pittsburgh. Bob, has presented to a number of dental societies including the Allegheny-Kiski Dental Society, the Beaver County Dental Society, the Lawrence County Dental Society, the Midwest Society of Periodontology, and the University of Pittsburgh Dental School.  Bob holds a Pennsylvania real estate license and a Florida real estate Brokers license. Bob is able to handle any type of real estate needs whether leasing or sale/purchase related. Bob can be reached at 412-931-1040 or at bob@udba.biz.

Dr. Mira Della Croce

Director – Eastern PA, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware

Dr. Mira Della Croce received her Doctorate in Dentistry at Temple University School of Dentistry. Mira has been practicing dentistry for thirteen years and received her Fellowship through the Academy of General Dentistry. Mira purchased her first practice through UDBA and years later sold her practice through UDBA. Mira looks forward to helping dentists maximize the value of their practices. Mira can be reached by email at mira@udba.biz or 215-200-7883.

Dr. Carson Ferris-Zeolla

Director – Western/Central New York and Northern New Jersey


 Dr. Carson Ferris-Zeolla has been practicing dentistry in New Jersey for nearly twenty-five years. She completed her undergraduate training at SUNY Buffalo. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Medicine and MS in Education from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After earning her doctorate, she completed a residency program at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ferris-Zeolla practiced as an associate dentist until she bought her own practice. She grew her practice, added a partner, and proudly purchased the building within a few years. Dr. Ferris-Zeolla is passionate about using her experiences to guide other dentists throughout their careers.
Outside of work, Dr. Ferris-Zeolla enjoys photography, reading, gardening, traveling, and attending her children’s sporting events.  As the director of Western/Central New York and Northern New Jersey, she is excited to mentor dentists throughout their practice transitions and associate placements.  She can be reached at 908-310-2338 and carson@udba.biz

Dr. John Montoya

Director- Colorado

Dr. John Montoya received his Bachelor of Science at the University of California, San Diego, and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Creighton University. With a history of acquiring and divesting numerous practices over the course of his career, he possesses a deep comprehension of the transition process.  He’s passionate about guiding fellow dentists during their practice transitions and associate searches. You can reach John by email at john@udba.biz or 720-548-0480.

Dr. Rita Estephan

Director- New York City

Dr. Rita Estephan is a New York City native. She graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She received her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2013. She continued on to complete a general practice residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Estephan is a practicing dentist that enjoys being active in the dental community by attending conventions, CE, and being active on dental forms. She is also bilingual and speaks Arabic.
Dr. Estephan enjoys exploring the city with her two miniature dachshunds when she has the chance. Dr. Estephan would love to chat and connect about your needs. She can be reached at 646-812-4839 or by email at rita@udba.biz.

Dr. Catie Donovan

Director- Maryland and Washington DC

Dr. Catie Donovan is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Catie has a passion for learning not only about dentistry but also the field of real estate. Catie has worked in the dental field since high school in various roles in the dental office and is lucky to currently work as a dental associate in a multi-specialty practice.
Outside of dentistry, Catie enjoys exploring national parks with her husband and their golden retriever, traveling, drawing and painting, reading, playing tennis, and spending time with her family and friends. As someone who has spent her entire life in the DMV, Catie looks forward to helping dentists in the DC and MD regions find the perfect opportunities for practice ownership, associateship placement, or strategic practice transitions. Catie can be reached directly at 301-237-5324 and catie@udba.biz.

Dr. Cliff Moore


Dr. Cliff Moore is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He has had a longstanding career both in his home community and, proudly, he served in the United States Navy providing dental care to Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune. Dr. Moore’s serving nature led him to expand his career to assist other dentists that are desiring their own or additional practice as well as to assist seasoned dentists in transitioning into retirement. Dr. Moore manages our Ohio region and can be reached at 419-603-0236 or by email at cliff@udba.biz.

Dr. Mark Goergy


Dr. Mark Goergy is a graduate from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Mark has been working in private practice since graduation and has partnered with his sister to open two dental practices in Cleveland and Norton, Ohio. After going through multiple office purchases and transitions, Mark looks forward to supporting fellow practitioners through the process. With his go-getting attitude and expertise in managing customer and team relations, Mark is suited and excited to help you ease through the transition process. Connect with Mark by reaching directly at 440-864-9664 or mark@udba.biz.

Dr. Doug Walker

Director-North & South Carolina

Doug was born in Canton, Ohio and relocated to South Carolina in 2013. He graduated from Miami University with his bachelors in Business Economics before attending Ohio State University for dental school. Prior to purchasing his practice, he held associate positions in two states and began advanced training from some of the most esteemed instructors and clinicians in the world. His passion for clinical excellence is only surpassed by his caring, compassionate approach to dentistry. Since 2015, he’s been helping his colleagues in practice transitions of their own by leveraging his experience in practice management, contract negotiations, and marketing. Doug is also able to provide his clients with additional support in commercial real estate development and location evaluations. As Director for North and South Carolina, he looks forward to providing personal guidance, whether you are selling your practice or beginning your journey into practice ownership. He can be reached at 330-323-1986 or by doug@udba.biz.

Dr. Stan Halpern


Dr. Halpern is a periodontist who earned his B. S. and D. D. S. from Emory University. He completed a dental residency program at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Halpern received his residency training in Periodontics at Emory University School of Dentistry.Dr. Halpern established his practice in the Marietta/Woodstock area over 35 years ago. His interests include Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, dental implants, hard and soft tissue augmentation, and cosmetic periodontal procedures.
Dr. Halpern is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, the Northwestern District Dental Society, the Georgia Academy of Dental Practice, the Georgia Society of Periodontists, and the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the G.D.A.
Dr. Halpern has been an adjunct clinical professor in the Department of Graduate Periodontics at the Dental College of Georgia. He is actively involved in the NWDDS and the GDA. He is the former president of the Northwestern District Dental Society and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Dental Association. He previously was a delegate of the GDA and ADA. Dr. Halpern is a member of a Spear Study Club.Outside of the office, Dr. Halpern enjoys playing golf, traveling, watching sports, and spending time with his wife, two daughters, and sons-in-law. Stan can be reached at 404-680-6177 or stan@udba.biz.

Dr. Edwin Ng, MBA


Dr. Edwin Ng is a general dentist and dental practice broker representing our Dallas, TX region. Dr. Ng graduated from Tufts University School of Dentistry (Boston) and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Florida. He also holds an MBA in healthcare from UMass and is a member of the American Public Health Association, American Dental Association. He has also held leadership positions as a director for the State of Tennessee Department of Health and the State of Texas Department of Health and Human Services.
Having strong personal ties to Dallas and 14 years experience of practicing dental medicine in Texas, Edwin brings invaluable demographic and regional knowledge about the current dental market that is hard to replicate!
To take advantage of Edwin’s insight and expertise, contact him directly at edwin@udba.biz or (214) 934-8878.

Dr. Paul Goodman

Lead Generation Specialist

Dr. Paul Goodman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Paul has been practicing dentistry for over 10 years and works with his brother in two locations in Mercer County, NJ. In addition to private practice, he teaches dental residents at Albert Einstein Medical Center as well as lectures to dentists on placing and restoring dental implants. Paul has purchased three dental practices and is looking forward to sharing his personal experience with the transition process. He works well with retiring dentists in managing the expectations of their patients and team members during the transition process. Paul can be reached directly at 609-462-6926 or paul@udba.biz.

Dr. Ravichandra (Ravi) Juluri

Business Development – Ohio

Dr. Ravichandra (Ravi) Juluri received his dental degree in India in 2000. In 2008 he received a degree in Periodontology and Oral Implantology as well as an MS in Oral Biology from Temple University Kornberg School Of Dentistry. Ravi was an Assistant Professor in Periodontology at Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville for 4 years. Ravi is a member of various professional organizations, has published various research papers and received a number of honors and awards. Ravi is licensed to practice dentistry in four states. Ravi will be handling Business Development for UDBA in Ohio. Ravi can be reached at 646-238-6196 or ravi@udba.biz.

Dr. Lance Metsger, DMD

Associate Search Liaison

Pennsylvania native Dr. Lance Metsger graduated from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. As a second-generation general dentist, he has a passion for serving the community and his fellow dental practitioners. Building connections and creating lasting relationships are top priorities in his professional pursuits and personal life. When not working, he enjoys spending time hiking, golfing, traveling, skiing, and cooking with his fiancée. Connect with Lance via email at lance@udba.biz.

Dr. Rick Gradisek, DMD

Business Development – PA

Dr. Richard (Rick) Gradisek received his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and has owned his own practice since 1983. He is licensed in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Rick is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Beaver Valley Dental Society and for over 20 years as a Board Member American Cancer Society-Beaver Unit. Rick is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. An Avid golfer, Rick has participated in the “Longest Day of Golf” for 28 years which raises money for the American Cancer Society. Rick is available to help both buyers and sellers reach their next phase in life through his years of experience. Rick can be reached at 412-759-7666.

Doug Gaskins

Professional Business Appraiser

Doug is a professional business appraiser with a broad experience base covering most industry segments. He is a member of all recognized professional organizations and currently serves as Chairman of the Ethics and Disciplinary Committee for The Institute of Business Appraisers. Doug has been admitted as an expert witness in various State Courts testifying about business valuation. He has published many articles that have been featured in professional trade journals and published a well-regarded book: “Business Appraisal for Attorneys – A Desk Reference”. In addition to his appraisal practice, his schedule is busy with speaking engagements to attorneys, business leaders, and universities.

Leigh Cirrincione

Business Development, Technical and Office Admin

Leigh graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and has brought over 25 years of Marketing, Advertising, Web Development, and Maintenance skills to UDBA since 2015. Leigh has worked for and with small businesses to large billion-dollar corporations and has run her own businesses over the years. Her diversified background will help UDBA grow as a regional/national player in the Dental Brokerage field. Leigh can be reached at leigh@udba.biz.

Molly Wissinger

Director of Marketing and Business Operations

Molly comes to UDBA with a diverse background in marketing, sales, business operations, and communications. A cum laude graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, she has worked with tech start-ups, non-profit theaters, and universities on audience and business development, content creation strategy, and sales integrations. With specialties in brand awareness, campaign implementation, and prime business placements, Molly brings to UDBA an enthusiastic love for making mutually beneficial connections. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, the mountains, gardening, and being with her family. She occasionally still sings professionally in the Austin area. Contact at molly@udba.biz or at (646) 883 -9747.