Imtiaz Manji

FOUNDER PROFILE | IMTIAZ MANJI

SPEAR FOUNDER LOGOImtiaz’s unique gift is inspiring others to action.

For the last 30 years dentistry has benefited from his powerful speaking and writing, his tireless leadership in an ever-changing field, and his practical, actionable strategies for a successful life in dentistry.

Imtiaz has an unparalleled understanding of what makes a business work. His ability to grow companies – and to teach others to grow their businesses – in the context of a meaningful vision and strategic plan has led to partnerships with some of dentistry’s finest clinicians and thought leaders.

Despite the scope of his influence, Imtiaz’s true passion remains always for the dentist, the practice, its patients and team. Having studied thousands of practices, Imtiaz knows that no two are exactly alike and yet many face the same challenges. Giving practitioners the confidence to navigate these challenges, and the knowledge and tools they need to do so, is where his true passion lies. More biography…

In his current role as Chairman of Spear Education and Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, Imtiaz reaches thousands of dentists each year with his speaking engagements, online learning, published articles and popular blog, all the while providing the strategic vision and corporate leadership behind the industry’s premiere destination education center. In addition, Imtiaz lends his skills and passion to the Open Wide Foundation, whose mission is to bring quality dental care to impoverished communities around the world.

IM Apoyo at openingIn 2011, Imtiaz co-founded Open Wide Foundation together with his partners Dr. Glen & Lisa Wysel, Drs. Frank and Charlene Spear. Open Wide Foundation’s mission is to significantly impact better oral health to communities in need. Through strong relationships with industry leaders as partners of SPEAR, Open Wide’s founders reached out and partnered with dental corporations (Patterson, Sirona, A-dec), local government and dental schools in Guatemala to open a sustainable first class dental clinic in an impoverished neighborhood near Guatemala City. The clinic is staffed year round by a combination American dentists, local Guatemalan dentists and dental students, and the occasional American dental students. PHOTO ALBUM

“The name Open Wide reminds us what a dentist asks of his patient—to open wide and allow him or her to help. At the Open Wide Foundation, it is also about having open hearts between ourselves and the communities we serve. It’s about opening minds to see the heartwarming sense of hope and renewed sense of possibilities that come from positive change. It’s about being open wide to the idea of making a real difference.”

See what Imtiaz has had to say about the Open Wide Foundation…The True Measure of Abundance

In 2015, Imtiaz was nominated and accepted as an honorary fellow of the International College of Dentists. See his acceptance of this prestigious fellowship

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