The Life Coach for Dentists

Dr. Alan Stern has more than 37 years of experience as a dentist, in addition to an extensive background as a motivational speaker and life coach for dentists. Dr. Stern originally decided to become a dentist through his best friend’s father. His inspiration and sheer delight from dentistry motivated Dr. Stern to pursue a career in the profession. As the founder of Better, Richer, Stronger, LLC, Dr. Stern loves teaching dentists how to improve the success of not only their practice, but also their lives.

He is involved in several organizations including the American Dental Association, The Pankey Institute Alumni Association, The Jersey Coast Dental Forum, and The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH). He has also completed the Pankey Continuum and continues to study at the Pankey Institute and with other masters of dentistry. Dr. Stern is an American Council on Excercise (ACE) Certified Heath and Wellness Coach and  Behavior Change Specialist.

In his free time, Dr. Stern loves spending time with his family and friends. He and his wife, Fran, are avid baseball fans and love the New York Yankees. His hobbies include continuing education in dentistry, as well as health and wellness, exercise, reading, travel, and writing. His list of must-read books includes: Younger Next Year by Crowley and Lodge, Outward Mindset by The Arbinger Institute, Humble Inquiry by Edgar Schein, and novels by Jeffrey Archer or Nelson DeMille.


Better, Richer, Stronger - Dr. Alan G. Stern / The Life Coach for Dentists
804 West Park Ave. Ocean, NJ 07712 / (732) 493-8030

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