Dr. Rob Thorup is best described as an entrepreneur who happens to be a practicing Dentist. He is a native of Utah. Born in Salt Lake City, Dr. Rob attended Brigham Young University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1986. While attending BYU he worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for Valley Ambulance, and was one of the pioneers of the Timpanogos Mountain Rescue Team.
After graduating from BYU, he was accepted to the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry where he graduated with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1989.
Shortly after returning home from dental school, Dr. Rob found himself in public service as an EMT-Intermediate for the Alpine-Highland-American Fork Emergency Medical Services while maintaining a successful dental practice.
Dr. Rob has been a pioneer in dental technology and the business of dentistry. He has lectured nationally and internationally for various dental companies including Patterson Dental, Dentrix, Henry Schein, and ADABEI, and has published articles in the field of digital radiography, practice management software, and advanced case presentation with technology. He is co-developer of the products known as Guru Connect, Dental Automated Treatment Messaging, My Dental Docs, and My Dental Stats.
He is the Clinical Director and Managing Partner at My Practice My Business, and has been sponsored to train dentists and their teams on “The Clinical Business of Dentistry” by Crest and Oral B, Henry Schein Dental, Patterson Dental, Wells Fargo, Straumann, Nobel Biocare, and Ivoclar Vivadent just to name a few. Dr. Rob and his team at My Practice My Business are helping dental practices instantly and continuously increase revenues by teaching relevant business principles and dental insurance truths never before taught in dentistry.
Other accomplishments include: Corporate pilot, Utah Private Investigator, NRA Instructor, and youth mentor.
He is married to his wonderful wife Tracy, who is the General Manager at My Practice My Business, and is the father of eight awesome children.
Melanie Pina has a background with 20+ years in the medical field, specializing in billing and insurances.
Melanie enjoys spending time with her husband and her 6 children and son-in-law. She also enjoys doing crafts and working in the yard. She loves to travel and explore the outdoors.
Dave Mecham has a BFA degree in Illustration from Brigham Young University and has been spent a majority of his professional career in technology, where he has worked to bring good design and user experience to the online world.
In his free time, Dave can be found with his family, often enjoying the mountains near his home. He finds inspiration and energy in many outdoor pursuits, including trail running, fly fishing and backpacking trips. His interests in art and other related creative ventures keeps him young at heart and always eager to see and experience new things.
Michael received his Bachelor Degree from Brigham Young University in 1994. He is co-owner of The Treeline Group specializing in logic, and data-heavy internet application design and development.
Other talents include Skilled Architect/Developer with experience in all aspects of web-based applications, specialties in Dynamic PDF generation/manipulation, Database architecting, Lead Development, Database-driven interactive multimedia.
Brett received his Bachelor Degree from Utah Valley University in Information Technology in 2010. He is an experienced Web Developer with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Skilled in Python (Programming Language), PHP, WordPress, and Agile Methodologies. Brett loves sports, especially BYU Cougar Sports, and golfing.