Paige Mead Recruiting is a niche recruiting firm specializing in Sales and Executive Search for the dental industry. Our professional team provides a different recruiting experience that is unique and unrivaled in the dental industry. We only engage in relationships that stimulate significant growth opportunities for our Clients, Candidates and Associates.
CEO & Executive Recruiter
I build industry relationships face-to-face and handshake-to-handshake. With over 20 years in recruiting, the last 12 years in dental, I know my network of clients and candidates intimately. The dental industry has rich history and character, and a very exciting future! I want to see it healthy and whole, growing and innovating! My role in that future is to draw in and hold onto the sales professionals who make our industry companies strong.
I recruit candidates and company clients very strategically, focused on transparency in the hiring process, and aligning goals so that both my clients and candidates get where they want to go. Come together aligned, and everyone pulls in the same direction. I won’t connect a candidate with a client unless there is a solid potential match between the candidate’s personal experience and goals, and the client’s strategic goals. I only work with candidates and clients who value truth and accountability highly. Bravery required!
Our time is precious. It will be well-planned, and productive. I over-communicate. As an ambassador to the dental industry I serve candidates and clients with an unparalleled level of personal interaction. By understanding the client’s business and the candidate’s story, I am able to connect them with precision. I’m committed to my candidates’ and clients’ successful futures.
Theresa Yanicak RDH MBA
I have been blessed to be in the dental industry for over 30 years. I began my journey with a congenital disability of the mouth, which at a young age made me curious about dentistry. I started my dental career as an oral surgery assistant and pursued a degree in dental hygiene with the encouragement of my mentors.
After completing my AAS in Dental Hygiene, I worked clinically for 10 years before joining a large group dental practice in Texas. That transition exposed me to a passion for the business of dentistry and I pursued my MBA in Healthcare Administration.
With my degree, I became a clinical educator with one of the largest dental manufacturers in the world, DentsplySirona. I enjoyed speaking internationally and sharing the stage with amazing clinical speakers and some of the world’s best researchers.
In 2019, I put my business acumen to work as the COO of an emerging DSO. In 2022, Paige asked me to join her team at Paige Mead Recruiting. Along my journey in all of these roles, I’ve had the privilege of helping people realize their own passions and grow as human beings.
Working with people who lift us up and co-travel our journeys with us is a great joy and fills me up. I look forward to helping our candidates navigate their careers and I can’t wait to meet You!
Assistant to the CEO
When I joined the Paige Mead Recruiting team in 2020, this was my first experience in the realm of recruiting, but not my first foray into the dental industry. My mom began her career in dental sales before I was born. Models and molds of teeth surrounded my car seat, and I have very early and dear memories of her sales career.
After graduating from WSU, I completed an internship in marketing and copywriting for a managed service provider whose main clientele happened to be Dentists, and I thought I knew the industry. Being a part of Paige’s team has offered a unique perspective. I have the privilege of working with people from all walks of life who, for one reason or another, have found careers in the niche industry of Dental. It’s opened my eyes to the possibilities.
In addition to launching my new career with Paige in the last 18 months, I’ve become a wife, homeowner and mother, 4 of 5 identity-changing life events, I’ve learned. As a result, I find myself trying to balance in a place of discovery as it relates to who I am now and who I’m becoming.
Going through these rapid changes in relation to priority and identity, has enabled me to empathize with our candidates and the crises that job changes, lay-offs and company events can initiate. It’s made me recognize that it’s not easy to go through an interview process; to leave the companies we invest our lives in; to join a new organization where we’ll perpetually be the “new kid” until the next new employee hires on. I think it adds another layer of understanding to my interactions with our candidates and a newfound respect for their courage when reaching out to us.