Kwikly Founders Honored as 2023 Healthcare Heroes by Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has named Pedram Nastaean and Yom Hirpa, co-founders of Kwikly Dental Staffing, as 2023 Healthcare Heroes award recipients in the Health Tech Entrepreneurs category. The awards were created in 2021 by the journal “to recognize individuals in the Twin Cities for putting innovation, care, dedication, and compassion to work to improve the human condition.”

“We are thrilled to receive this award, as it highlights the importance of recognizing dental healthcare as an essential component of overall healthcare. Our goal at Kwikly has always been to elevate the work of our dental professionals, and we are humbled to see the impact they have made. This recognition is a testament to their hard work and dedication, as well as our amazing support staff, corporate team, and leadership.”

—Pedram Nastaean, CEO & Co-Founder

Yom Hirpa and Pedram Nastaean pose for a picture together in front of the Kwikly logo backdrop

Yom Hirpa (left) and Pedram Nastaean (right), 2023 Healthcare Heroes honorees, founded Kwikly Dental Staffing in 2016.


Pedram and Yom will be honored in an award ceremony in June, alongside other award recipients.