Kathy Asted has a passion for helping dental practices and their teams succeed. With over 30 years of experience in ownership and management of dentistry, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to each practice. Kathy can help the practice create that all important 1st impression for patients, in order to create a long-term relationship. With her certification as a Human Resource Consultant with Bent Ericksen & Associates, a nationally recognized leader in the Dental HR field, she helps practices navigate the tricky mine field of Employment Compliance. Kathy is also a certified Drake P3 Consultant and uses personality assessments to facilitate staff communication, team building and successful hiring of team members. Having managed a family practice for over 20 years and a multi-location pediatric group for almost 10 years, Kathy has hands-on experience in all aspects of the daily flow of the business and the complexity of staff management.
Kathy loves speaking to groups such as dental study clubs to coach them in effective management and hiring principles to help the team work better. Kathy is a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
With an MBA, over thirty years of dental management work experience, fifteen years of consulting/coaching, and a dentist/ husband of more than forty years, Sandy Baird, consultant, coach, and speaker, offers dental practices a wide selection of practice management services and solutions. Her advantageous perspective of first-hand “walked in your shoes” expertise from the viewpoint of the dentist, the owner, and the employee allows her to offer valuable and practical solutions. Sandy is a passionate speaker and coach who eagerly shares her knowledge and insights with dynamic enthusiasm and practical advise. She can elevate your practice to a higher level of reward and success.
Lois Banta is owner and CEO of Healthcare Enterprises, a company that specializes in custom retreats to help your practice grow and thrive. Lois has over 40 years of dental experience and consults and speaks nationally and internationally. She is the owner and CEO of The Speaking Consulting Network, and a member of The Academy of Dental Management Consultants (ADMC), The American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) and The American Academy of Dental Practice Administration (AADPA). To contact Lois: email@example.com
Christi Bintliff, founder of LEAP2 Solutions, a boutique coaching agency located in Durham, NC. She is a seasoned practice administrator, coach, speaker, and published writer. She brings experience-based expertise in leadership, practice management, and strategic planning fueled by her charismatic personality and cheerful outlook.
She specifically caters to vision-driven leaders by identifying areas of growth and change, establishing strategic goals and objectives, aligning, and engaging their teams all geared toward achieving sustainable results. Although her career specialty is in dentistry; her expertise will contribute to the successful transformation of other industries.
She is a member of The American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM), a member/treasurer of The Academy of Dental Management Consultants (ADMC), a member of The Speaking Consulting Network (SCN), a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and member of Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Ashley Bond, owner of Bond Dental Billing, found a passion for dental billing in 2010 in her own father’s dental practice. After leaving his practice as office manager to stay at home with her children, she discovered an urgent need for dental training and billing assistance remotely. That is how Bond Dental Billing was born. What started as a service to give her father peace of mind, transformed into helping offices all around the country. Our remote dental billing team is dedicated to going above and beyond to provide excellent customer service, collect 100% for our offices, and pay attention to the small details so you don’t have to. Ashley started this company to help her own father’s practice and prides herself on being involved with every office and treating them like her own family. We believe in doing the right thing, focusing on serving our clients, and going the extra mile. Let us help you outsource your stress and increase your profits!
Jonathan A. Bregman, DDS, FAGD, is a clinician, speaker, author, trainer, and ‘Dentist to Dentist Success Coach’ Dr. Bregman has personally led successful dental practices for more than 30 years and worked as a part-time Adjunct Faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. He has presented over 150 programs on early oral cancer detection and on practice management topics in 45 states and abroad. He has also been honored as a presenter at all major US and international dental meetings in the past 7 years. To Dr. Bregman, the goal for all dental practices must be to maximize the quality of patient care which, then, will directly enhance the financial bottom line.
Tina Brown, FAADOM is the founder and President of Dental Practice Enhancement and brings with her over 35 years of dental office experience. She specializes in the art of practice management skills and also offers Virtual Assisting for the administrative team. As a Virtual Office Manager, Coach, Author and Speaker Tina was the source material expert for Ashworth College, an online Dental Administration course and an instructor for Dental Career College. Tina is a Fellow and lifetime member of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) proud member of the Speaking Consulting Network (SCN).
Leslie is a speaker and consultant specializing in Infection Control, OSHA Compliance, Dental Practice Act, HIPAA regulations, and treating special needs patients. She is a Certified Speaking Professional whose fast paced, entertaining programs have earned her the reputation as an outstanding speaker in dentistry. In the dental field since 1972, Leslie now devotes her time to providing training and education for dental professionals on how to keep patients and the dental team safe. Leslie delivers up to date, accurate information that dental teams can relate to. She is often called upon by governmental agencies and dental corporations to consult after infection control breaches are found. Her “in the field” experience provides thought-provoking images of do’s and don’ts to help dental teams avoid infection transmission and accidents. When time permits, Leslie shares tips, tools, and hands-on activities to make training memorable, repeatable, and sticky. Leslie helps dental teams navigate the sea of state and federal regulations. Her vast experience in dentistry, along with her OSHA knowledge, gives her a unique, in the trenches, perspective on how dental practices can best meet compliance. Whether it is presenting to a large group, consulting in a dental practice, or one on one coaching, Leslie helps simplify and streamline complex regulations. After working with Leslie, office managers say they have more confidence and know exactly what to do to protect their patients, practice, and team. Leslie’s programs can be delivered at association meetings or remotely by webinar. Leslie provides step by step checklists and action plans that can immediately be implemented to keep the information fresh long after the training. For the 7th year in a row, she has been listed as a “Leader in Consulting” by Dentistry Today. Leslie is an authorized OSHA Trainer and a PACE provider by Academy of General Dentistry.
Debi Carr is a Cyber Security and Crisis Management Consultant, Speaker, and CEO of D K Carr and Associates, LLC. She assists private practices in obtaining and maintaining HIPAA HITECH Compliance including performing risk analysis, team security training, crisis management and incidence response. Debi holds several certifications including HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner, Certified Associate Healthcare Information and Management Systems and is a member of AADOM, ADMC, HIMSS, ISC2, IAPP, ISSA, ISSAC, InfraGard, SCN, Women in Cyber Security.
Denise Ciardello is co-founder of Global Team Solutions, a practice management consulting firm. A professional speaker and published author, her enthusiasm and knowledge about the dental profession have helped many dental teams. She brings experience, insight, and creativity into her management style, along with a sense of humor. She is a champion of change, and says the biggest challenge of working with practices is people who think they know it all or are resistant to trying new things. The best part of Denise’s job is those moments when clients “get it,” those a-ha moments that can put a practice on the track to serious success.
Along with her talent for business, Denise has gained numerous distinctions in her industry. She is co-author of OMG! Office Management Guide, the “bible” used in training workshops. She is a past president of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants; member of the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International. She is available to speak on various practice management topics and can be reached at denise@GTSgurus.com.
Ernie Cote is a business owner, digital marketer, and sales leader who shares his breadth of expertise in marketing with the dental industry. As the CEO of Bullseye Media LLC, he brings a fresh perspective to the table from his background in strategic revenue generation and has helped hundreds of dental practitioners achieve their branding and practice growth goals. His stake in providing quality service to dentists is more than just financial; Ernie maintains a personal and ethical commitment to clients and audiences that is beyond evident in the takeaways and feedback garnered from his speeches. He’s engaging and fun! Audiences are never bored and always leave with something to help grow their practices.
Nancy Clark Crossin brings over three decades of dental industry experience and wisdom to the dental community. An established catalyst and advocate, Nancy has long worked to encourage dentists and dental teams to reach “their” next level of success through the power of collaboration, brainstorming, and teamwork. Because of her sense of fair play, her burning desire to level the playing field, and because she has her finger on the pulse of the dental industry, Nancy saw a need to create and offer an unparalleled option to the 70% of dentists who do not engage the services of a dental consultant yet want to achieve organizational excellence. Nancy realizes that too often, improvement strategies tend to fade over time because of the hard issue of implementation, and the soft issue of resistance to change.
Nancy’s goal is to support, inspire, and encourage dentists and dental teams to take action and move forward toward “their” next level of success via the DIY Digital Dental Consulting program. The DIY Digital Dental Consulting program offers proven “tools of the trade” and a step-by-step “how-to” process for long-lasting results. Nancy has been sharing her wisdom, experience, ideas, and enthusiasm one-on-one, in small and large teams her entire career. Currently, she is committed to leveling the playing field and serving dental professionals through her comprehensive DIY Digital Dental Consulting program: in your office in your time and in your own way.
Founder DIY Digital Dental Consulting
Member ADMC(Academy of Dental Management Consultants) past Director of Education
Member AAOSH(American Academy for Oral Systemic Health)
Member AADOM(American Association of Dental Office Management)
Past President & Vice President of Education, Park CityToastmasters International
Andy Cleveland, “The Accounts Receivable Ninja” has been in the revenue cycle space for almost 20 years and has served a variety of capacities. He started working with dental practices on the collections floor motivating difficult patients to pay on everything from hygiene visits to full mouth restorations. Learning the business from the ground up he developed a proficiency in recovering lost revenues and rose to the top of his field. He realized his skill sets were better utilized working with practice owners so, he moved to the service side of the business. Currently, he consults with dentists and is responsible for training and coaching their staff. He has partnered with numerous best in class service providers to help dentists optimize their accounts receivable process to ensure maximum profitability. Not only is it rewarding to help practices achieve greater efficiency but, improving key areas such as employee satisfaction and recare as well. He is a member of The Academy Of Dental Management Consultants (The ADMC), a creator of The Dental Resource Partners and Practice Support Network dental groups, a speaker and consultant that enjoys specializing in the dental field.
Lisa Copeland is a Gen X and an IRONMAN! Her IRONMAN training taught her how to be successful in business communication.
Lisa is a dental team coach / professional speaker of 30 years. Her clinical/corporate expertise is in prosthetic implantology. Employed in US/SE Asia, she’s held every team position and knows how to simplify the corporate business of dentistry. Lisa coaches from every angle and personal experience. Her interactive style empowers dental teams to engage in customizing generational language skills and strategically developing practice communications, to increase profit, performance, and productivity.
Lisa’s dental corporate career paralleled her clinical career as a professional speaker, reporting under marketing, sales, clinical research, and professional relations spanning 25 years. In 2017-18 Lisa had the honor of serving as President in the National Speakers Association (NSA), Northwest Chapter. Lisa received her CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) Award in 2018. Fewer than 12% of global speakers obtain this designation and she is one of three Registered Dental Hygienists internationally that have been recognized. As a virtual veteran of two decades, Lisa became a Certified Virtual Presenter (CVP) in 2020. Her passions in life include triathlons, snowboarding, swimming, and travel.
Linda Drevenstedt, MS, President of Drevenstedt Consulting, LLC is a leadership/management coach, life coach, speaker, author, and webinar developer with an insightful and broad perspective. Her “Steel Magnolia” approach is honest and straightforward with a spoonful of sugar. She has real “in the trenches” experience from dental hygiene, dental assisting and managing a multi-specialty dental group practice. She holds undergraduate degrees in Dental Hygiene and Business Management, and a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration. Her certifications include: Talent Smart Emotional Intelligence, Target Training International Insights on Behavior and Motivators, Everything DiSC and Leadership Coaching. Dentistry Today has voted her a “Leader in Consulting and Speaking” for the past 15 years. Linda’s new book, Life Path by Design, an Amazon best seller is currently available on Amazon. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
With over 20 years of healthcare experience, Teresa addresses topics such as Insurance Coding, Office Manager Training and Patient Conversations. Her memberships include the National Speakers Association and the National Association of Dental Plans. She has been named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry and is the author of “Moving Your Patients to Yes: Easy Insurance Conversations” as well as a contributing author to the ADA’s annual CDT Companion Guide™. Her podcasts “Nobody Told Me That!” and “Chew On This!” provide regular coding and management updates. Teresa received her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management.
Katherine Eitel Belt is Dentistry’s Communication Coach! International speaker, author, and coach in the US, Canada, and the UK, Katherine is best known for helping professionals develop unscripted, authentic, and consistently exceptional communication in three distinct areas: 1) patient / client service skills including telephone, financial, and treatment presentation conversations, 2) leadership skills including Courageous Conversations, team development, team culture, and personal and professional greatness, and 3) presentation skills including adult learning technology, train-the-trainer, and executive speaker’s training.
With 35 years of experience, her revolutionary training company, LionSpeak, helps dental practices as well as corporate sales / executive teams achieve extraordinary results by communicating with greater clarity and inspiration. Her highly interactive Lion Camp Team Retreats are the premier team retreats for professionals and healthcare teams nationwide. Katherine has consulted with companies such as CareCredit, Philips Oral Healthcare, Sirona Cerec, Henry Schein, Patterson Dental, LuLaRoe Fashion, and the Berecz Law Firm.
Katherine is a Spotlight-On-Speaking champion, active member of the National Speaker’s Association (NSA), Speaking Consulting Network (SCN), and American Academy of Dental Office Managers (AADOM), past-president of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants (ADMC), board member for Dental Entrepreneur Women (DeW), faculty instructor for the Dental Business Institute (DBI), and recipient of the prestigious Linda Miles Spirit Award for contributions to the dental industry.
Debra Engelhardt-Nash has been in dentistry over 25 years. She is a trainer, author, presenter and consultant. Debra has presented workshops nationally and internationally for numerous study groups and organizations included ADA, Hinman and Chicago Dental Society. Debra is the 2015 recipient of the Gordon Christensen Outstanding Lecturer award. She is currently the President of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants.
I started my dental career as an Office Manager in a practice in St. Louis, MO. As dental insurance regulations were on the rise and reimbursements were drastically decreasing, my practice recognized the need to position ourselves in a way to remain successful amidst all the changes. Our solution was to offer an in-office membership program to retain and open our doors to patients without or frustrated with dental insurance and in need of high quality dental care.
Jeanne Giovenco, Founder and CEO of GIO Dental Consulting, has over 30 years of experience in the dental industry and is a Certified Dental Practice Management Administrator. She has an extensive background which includes both clinical and business experience, and she is also a well-respected author and lecturer in the field of dental consulting strategies. She has worked as a Certified Dental Assistant, Business Manager, Management Consultant, Dental Software Trainer, and Dexis Radiograph Instructor. She is a member of the Association of Dental Office Management, the Illinois Dental Assisting Association and the Academy of Dental Management Consultants. Using her exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, Jeanne’s concentration for the past several years has been in Training and Development. She has been very successful in helping practices increase productivity, improve time management and increase customer satisfaction. She creates a comfortable learning environment that encourages, motivates, and supports all levels. She is devoted and driven to assist doctors and teams in achieving their objectives and goals.
Dr. Hazel Glasper has practiced comprehensive dentistry her entire career and is an emerging thought leader in the field. Committed to advancing the perception of oral health, Dr. Glasper founded Teach Me Dental, a national oral health campaign, and The Comprehensive Dental Continuum (TCDC), a consulting agency that teaches dentists to implement the principles and practices of the comprehensive model, which have allowed her to work 3 days a week and collect millions in practice revenues. Recognized as a trailblazer and a game changer, Dr. Glasper has distinguished herself in the medical community as a physician of the oral cavity. An expert on the links between oral and systemic disease, her groundbreaking conferences have reached over 4 million people globally, connecting and educating dental and non-dental healthcare providers on the significance of oral-systemic links and their impact on the oral healthcare crisis. Dr. Glasper has been featured in numerous dental publications and appeared on multiple nationally syndicated media outlets. Spokesperson on Oral Health for the American Heart Association in Maryland, she is a lead member of the Legislative Committee at Maryland Dental Action Coalition and a panelist at a Senate Hearing to address oral health issues in Maryland. Dr. Glasper is redefining comprehensive dentistry. Her company slogan Sell More Dentistry Save More Lives encourages dentists to understand their vital role in medicine and establish themselves as critical members of their patients’ healthcare team.
With a total of 28 years in the dental industry, Geri has useful experience in everything from practice management and patient treatment to administration and leadership. Having owned two large periodontal practices with her husband, she knows what it takes to successfully grow a business from the ground up. This experience gives her a better understanding of the multiple silos in our industry; clinical, leader, manager, and owner. Always looking to accumulate more knowledge and understanding, Geri is certified in the Five Behaviors of a Team and DiSC Behavioral Assessments, allowing her to generate unique insights into the personal needs of each member of your team. She has also spent 4 years as a lead coach with ACT Dental Practice Management and Kirk Berhendt. Geri’s passion for administrative excellence and organizational health are the foundation of her training philosophy and are all necessary ingredients for growth and development. She truly understands the importance of working on the practice, not just in and is looking forward to helping you achieve the success you’ve been searching for.
Mary Govoni is an internationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, working with dental teams for over 40 years on clinical efficiency, OSHA compliance and infection prevention, HIPAA compliance, ergonomics, and team communication. Mary is a Certified OSHA Outreach Trainer and assists dental practice across the country in achieving compliance with regulatory requirements. Mary also is known for her practical approaches to implementing systems and protocols to enhance patient safety. Mary a past president of the American Dental Assistants Association, a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, a member of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention, the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, and the Speaking and Consulting Network. She has published numerous articles in Dental Economics, The Dental Assistant Journal, RDH Magazine, Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry and many others.
Over her 25 years of experience in the dental industry, Andrea has led practices from many positions: dental assistant, hygienist, office manager, Dentrix trainer, practice management consultant and speaker. She is passionate about sharing her love of dentistry and her enthusiasm for practice success with audiences around the nation. In founding On Point Dental Consulting, she can bring this directly to teams within their practices, and by speaking to larger study clubs and audiences around the US, Andrea empowers teams to effect change within their daily work lives. Her gift of connection and empathy is a key element in engaging with audience members, as well as developing leadership one on one with her clients. Winner of the coveted 2018 Spotlight On Speaking Award at the Speaking Consulting Network annual meeting, Andrea wants to bring her enthusiasm and passion for dentistry and the teams who provide it to your event or office. Contact her today!
David Harris may have the coolest job in dentistry – he gets to chase, and catch, those who steal from dentists. A rule-breaker in his youth, David changed his direction and has spent much of his adult life in the world of investigation and enforcement, where he uses his unrivaled ability to understand the criminal thought process to help educate and protect dentists. David is the Chief Executive Officer of Prosperident, the world’s largest firm investigating financial crimes committed against dentists. David is a licensed private investigator, a Forensic Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is the author of the book Dental Embezzlement: The Art of Theft and the Science of Control and over 30 articles in dental publications. In addition to being a prolific author, David is a frequent presenter at regional, national, and international dental conferences, and his vast wealth of experience, coupled with his keen sense of humor, make David both an engaging and entertaining speaker.
Ginny Hegarty is a Dental Practice Management Strategist, Speaker, Writer and Coach passionate about helping dental professionals create their next level of success and a practice that they love. Ginny is best known for her expertise in practice growth and leadership with a focus on breakthrough communication success and employee engagement. Ginny is the Founder and President of Dental Practice Development, Inc. providing practice management and team development services to dentistry since 1997. She proudly serves as an ADA Consultant to the Council on Dental Practice, is a Faculty Presenter for 4 Steps to a Great Hire in the ADA’s Executive Certificate Program with the University of Notre Dame [a big deal in her Irish Catholic, football-loving family!] and Ginny has presented Practice Management 101 to the students at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She is a Past-President of The Academy of Dental Management Consultants. Ginny’s book, PIVOT, Practice Leadership Redefined, was released in the fall of 2016 and she is introducing the book to dental study clubs around the country with her new program, PIVOT Leadership Live!
With more than 20 years in the dental publishing industry, Kevin Henry is the editor-in-chief for DrBicuspid.com. He is also the former group editorial director for Dental Products Report and managing editor for Dental Economics. Additionally, he now serves as the co-founder for IgniteDA.net, a community designed to empower, enlighten and educate dental assistants. He speaks to dental assistants throughout the world, reminding them of the important role they play every day in their practice. Kevin was recently named as one of the top five influential voices in the industry on Twitter. You can follow him at @kgh23.
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Kay Hickey is an efficiency consultant at Zirc Dental Products. She enjoys speaking and training clinical systems to help practices become safe, happy, efficient, and more productive. Kay is a licensed dental assistant and former dental assisting educator. She has authored and published four children’s dental books and has written several articles for various dental publications. You can find her CE Courses on Dental Zing and Upgrade Dental. Kay is a member of the Speaking Consulting Network, American Association of Dental Office Management, and AADOM Speaker Consultant Alliance. She has served on the Minnesota Dental Assisting Board and is a former American Dental Assisting Association member.
Colleen Huff, FAADOM has been in the dental field for over 20 years. Her dental career began as a customer service representative for Metlife Dental in Utica, NY. From there a move to New Jersey introduced her to the world of dental offices and she has been there ever since. Colleen is currently an office manager and is an independent consultant for numerous offices throughout the country. She began her speaking career in 2015 covering all aspects of understanding dental insurance and can be found speaking around the country at national meetings as well as local AADOM chapter events. Colleen has been a member of AADOM since 2006, achieved her AADOM Fellowship in 2015 and is President of the AADOM Buffalo NY Chapter.
Colleen is a published author. Her articles can be found in Dental Products Reports as well as the Observer. In 2017 she became part of the Madow Brothers Audio series which was distributed nationally. She is very honored to have been named one of the TOP 25 Women in Dentistry, 2017 by Dental Products Reports. Colleen continues to work as Practice Administrator for Patricia Haberman, DDS, Mira Edgerton, DDS. Ph.D., and Fadi Ayoub, DDS. in Buffalo, NY.
Whether she’s delivering engaging talks on the lecture circuit, or working directly with dynamic dental teams in practices nationwide, Kay puts decades of hard-earned experience to work for her valued clients. She started out as an ambitious assistant, and quickly worked her way to front office roles like treatment coordinator and office manager. Her natural leadership skills and proven talent for building and motivating teams, continually improving business systems and enhancing practice profitability led her transition to fulltime practice coaching. Since then, Kay has been a driving force in helping hundreds of practices exceed their goals, as well as an inspiring presenter who brings audiences warmth, laughter and most importantly, tips, tricks and practical advice they can immediately put to work and get tangible results.
Tija was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report. Member and former VP of the American Dental Assistants Association, Tija holds the honor of Master. She is a board member for Dental Products Report Magazine and contributor to several dental publications. Founder of the Dental Assistants Study Club of St. Louis and director of the Dental Careers Institute, her passion is equipping dental teams with the knowledge to grow.
Leslie has been a Practice Manager and Implant Coordinator in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery field since 1986. She was selected to become a Program Advisor for CareCredit providing training to a wide variety of health care professionals for 10 years. Leslie has obtained her AAOMS certification for medical and dental coding, which includes CPT/ICD.10. Leslie is a certified dental radiographer specializing in CBCT imaging.
Leslie is the founder of Insurance Billing Outsourcing, providing medical and dental insurance services to dentists. She obtained her Fellowship with The Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries. She is a member of Speakers Consulting Network, DeW, AAOMS, AADOM, and ADMC. Leslie enjoys being able to improve dentists’ lives by increasing cash flow with focused attention to accounts and by utilizing medical benefits and allowing the team to focus on case acceptance while they enjoy an insurance-free working environment.
Experience matters: Cindy Ishimoto has coached and developed effective leaders for over 35 years. Cindy is a well-known, sought-after leadership coach and speaker with the ability to create passionate leaders, motivated teams, effective organizational communication, and a culture of growth and profitability. Cindy’s presentations focus on helping organizations establish realistic systems that provide them a better balance between serving customers, profitability, and positive professional morale. She’s recognized for having a genuine passion and innate ability to create leadership in individuals that’s self-directed and self-maintained across today’s growing professional environments and climates. She is skilled at igniting the same passion in her clients and audiences, fostering healthy, productive growth for all team members with genuine excitement and a newfound dedication to their organizations.
Cindy has been named a Leader in Consulting by Dentistry Today from 2006-2022. Her speaking lessons are more than just lectures; they offer key insights that have proven to provide business success on all levels, leadership growth, and strengthened team unity. Get the keys you need to transform your organization, all delivered with Cindy’s truly unique outlook and enthusiastic energy.
Dayna Johnson loves her work. During her career of managing an amazing dental practice on beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington state, she started training and consulting with other dental practices around the region and found that was her life’s work. Now with more than 25 years of experience in the dental industry, Dayna’s passion for efficient, consistent, and secure systems is grounded in personal understanding and professional expertise. With a direct, pragmatic approach, Dayna helps clients develop standardized protocols for all practice management systems. Seeing a need in the dental industry for more resources, she founded Novonee – The Premier Dentrix Online community in 2016 and helps cultivate Dentrix superusers all over the country. Dayna knows that your entire day revolves around your practice management software and the more you learn the more productive and stress-free your office will be. When she is not training, speaking or writing an article, Dayna enjoys spending time in the garden, golfing and hiking in the Rocky Mountains. Dayna is a total foodie and when on the road searches out local restaurants to support the local economy.
Now retired from a highly successful thirty-five-year career, Dr. Kerr has been recognized by state and local organizations as Dentist, Citizen, Professional, and Small-Business Person of the Year. Additionally, he earned Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry and was honored in 2011 with its presentation of the Life-Long Learning and Service Recognition Award. He is a member of the Hinman Dental Society and an Honored Fellow of the Georgia Dental Association. A highly regarded speaker on the international stage, he is also the author of “Ten Tips to the Top, a primer for the successful dental practice” and multiple books of inspiration, including “When Life Needs a Sticky Note!” and “Wear it on a Tuesday…”
His passion in retirement is to shorten the learning curve to success for all members of the dental team, teach life skills, and to inspire all to find joy each day! Learn more at www.kerrspeak.com.
Many dentists struggle to balance the professional obligations they have as healers with the commercial and operational realities they face as business owners. Dr. Hendrik Lai has a unique understanding of what it takes to help dentists successfully strike this balance and drive practice performance to achieve their practice vision and build more rewarding practices.
Hendrik has honed his process and approach to achieving sustainable growth through broad experience as a dentist, practice owner, and business leader. His proven success and experience across private practice, group dentistry, and public companies has made him highly sought after by clients ranging from startup practices to global consulting firms. Having sat in every chair in the dental office, as well as the corporate boardroom, Hendrik brings a unique perspective and real-world, hands-on experience to optimizing operations at the practice level and building scalable platforms for organization wide growth. He is a certified QMS auditor with the skills and knowledge to design and implement systems to drive team success and business growth.
Hendrik received his dental degree from the University of Adelaide and holds MBA, EMBA, MS, business analytics and organizational leadership qualifications. He is a Chartered Management Consultant, Certified Manager and a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, the International Institute of Directors and Manager, and the Institute of Leadership and Management. As a recognized industry thought leader, Hendrik has been featured by dozens of media outlets including the Sydney Morning Herald, ABC, Channel Seven, and Channel TEN (CBS).
Lynne Leggett, BS, FAADOM is the Founder & CEO of Victory Dental Management. As a previous Practice Administrator herself, she understands the obstacles you face and what it takes to lead your team to success. Her passion is to help dental practices reach their full potential, increase their productivity and profitability while enabling them to deliver the best patient care and customer experience. As a speaker, she teaches doctors and managers how to take their practice to the next level and improve their leadership capability. Being a seasoned basketball coach, she understands what it means to have a true team working together, not just employees working at your practice. Before working on any process or system, she teaches doctors and managers how to actually coach their team which transcends leadership in the dental practice. As a result of her work, doctors share how they have reduced their stress, increased their profitability allowing them to enjoy dentistry while watching their practice grow.
Lynne is a lifetime member and Fellow of AADOM as well as a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, National Speakers Association, and Speaking Consulting Network. She is the author of “You Can’t Coach Quit”, online CE courses and multiple webinars. She is a contributing author for leading dental publishers, dental forums, multiple state association newsletters, and The Observer. She also publishes her monthly newsletter the “Coach’s Corner”. On a personal note, Lynne enjoys spending time with her family and coaching basketball to girls who want to play at the college level.
Kelly Lynch is an Office Manager, a published author, a Practice Growth Specialist, and a Team Cross Training Guru! Kelly has worked in and managed dental offices for over 25 years and spent 12 years in retail and hospital management. She is a MAADOM, Lifetime Member and Ambassador of AADOM (The American Association of Dental Office Management) and was awarded the AADOM Practice Administrator of Distinction in 2016. Kelly is also a member of the Speaking Consulting Network and the Golden Girls of Dentistry.
Her book, “10 KNOWS to Get to YES! Elevate Your Dental Practice Through Patient Centered Care”, is a practical guide to help practices become the Platinum Level Practice they know they can be! She has published articles in numerous dental publications and has been a consistent contributor to many eBooks. In December 2018 she was interviewed by CUTV News Radio for their Empowered Women Professionals Series. Founding Platinum Practice Solutions in 2015, her mission is to share her skills and knowledge with dental practices, by helping the doctors and teams create a practice that consistently surpasses patient expectations and is highly productive; while reducing stress and having more fun!
Born and raised in Maine, Kelly lives in Sanford with her husband and has been blessed to have her mother, her two children and five grandsons living close by. She loves gardening, cooking and exploring the great outdoors on her purple motorcycle!
Dr. Robert Maguire is a dentist, leader and consultant with over 30 years of experience in the dental field. Dr. Maguire’s approach for building and growing dental practices is truly transformational in nature, featuring a one-of-a-kind combination of technical prowess, managerial expertise, and clear, successful communication. He teaches dentists the communication skills they didn’t learn in dental school. How to lead and manage a practice, how to build a team, how to develop trust, and how to connect with patients so they accept your treatment recommendations. Bottomline results – more fun, more fulfillment, greater financial success.
After his time in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Maguire secured a BA from the University of New Hampshire and a DDS from the Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He acquired a Master of Arts Degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership as well, making him a remarkable consultant & expert in communication. Dr. Robert Maguire’s notable achievements also include his presidency of the New Hampshire Dental Society, his chairmanship of the NHDS Strategic Planning Committee, and his certification as a trainer for the DISC Personality Assessment Tool.
With his leadership background and powerful communication abilities, Dr. Maguire now works to provide transformational leadership coaching to dental practices. He does that by helping dentists and their teams define their values, develop their vision, and discover their voice. In addition to premium coaching, Dr. Maguire is a celebrated speaker who provides valuable insight and constructive guidance to wider audiences, including customized seminars upon request.
Jessica Martin is the owner of Martin Management Consulting and co-owner of Martin Dental, a successful dental spa in Eau Claire, WI. Jessica is a licensed school psychologist and helps medical professionals understand why patients feel anxious or fear at the dentist and other medical appointments. Jessica has created strategies for dental offices to remove some of the most common barriers to dental care. She loves sharing ways to make the experience positive for every patient. Jessica has also been involved in leadership positions for two local networking organizations for the past 7 years. She has assisted 90+ business professionals thrive and be more successful.
Judy Kay Mausolf is a speaker, author and dental culture specialist. She coaches dentists and their teams on how to become better leaders, communicate effectively, work together, and deliver service with more focus and passion. She is Past President of National Speakers Association (Minnesota Chapter), Director of Sponsoring Partners for the Speaking Consulting Network, a member of the National Speakers Association, Academy of Dental Management Consultants, and recognized as a leader in consulting by Dentistry Today. She is author of three books: “Delivering W.O.W. Service!”, “TA-DAH!” and “Rise & Shine!”, as well as a contributing author for many dental magazines. She also publishes a monthly newsletter entitled “Show Your Shine”. Judy Kay lives in MN with her awesome husband Steve, who makes her special coffee every morning!
Kim has worked in dentistry for the last 30 years. She spent those early years managing and leading large dental practices. Kim eventually served as Director of Operations overseeing multiple practices and specializing in the pre and post-acquisition process, as well as scratch startups. In 2013 Kim founded True North Dental Solutions. At True North Kim focused on practice start-ups and continued consulting through the pre and post-acquisition process. Kim went on to merge her company with the Avitus Group to start Avitus Dental Management Solutions, a full service dental consulting firm to include building a successful in-house virtual dental billing company. Today Kim is a Dental Practice Transition Consultant and Broker for Professional Transition Strategies. Kim is a Certified Professional Business Coach and holds memberships with ADMC, DEN, and AADOM. Kim’s strengths are found in Business Transition/Acquisitions, Startups, Speaking, Leadership Coaching, Business and Team Development.
Brenda McNulty has over 30 years of dental experience and is currently an Efficiency and Profitability Coach for Support DDS. She brings a depth of knowledge from both the clinical and the business side of dentistry. Brenda’s expertise is helping teams work smarter not harder by simplifying the everyday tasks that occur in dental practices. She creates increased profitability by establishing systems for practices that focus on the talents of each team member. Prior to accepting the position with Support DDS, Brenda has provided dental coaching with consulting and has been seen speaking on her expertise from the podium at several major dental events. Her passion for the dental profession continues to propel her forward as a key expert for dentists and teams looking to pursue more successfully their ideal practice vision. Outside of dentistry, Brenda’s passion is her faith, family, giving back and volunteering. She has 5 children and one grandson who calls her Nana. She is a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants as well as AADOM. Speaking engagements include several AADOM chapter meetings, Yankee Dental, Chicago MidWinter, Rocky Mountain Dental Association, North Dakota Dental Association, West Virginia Fall Spectacular and many more. This speaker comes with the ability to find sponsors to help defer costs of her honorarium.
Kim McQueen is President and Founder of Common Sense Dental Advisors (CSDA). Her company specializes in developing and executing marketing strategies customized to help clients achieve their business goals. Kim is also the Executive Director of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM). She oversees the membership operations, association relations, and is the meeting planner for the AADOM annual conference. In addition to a busy career, Kim is involved in many charitable organizations, including Oral Health America (OHA), serving as a past chairperson for the Annual Gala, volunteering for the Downs Syndrome Network, and is a trained hospice volunteer. She resides in Champaign, IL with her husband and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and riding her Harley.
Holly Anne Mitchell is an esteemed two-time TEDx speaker, life and business coach, keynote speaker, hypnotist, performing artist, and mental health advocate. Holly studied acting at the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts before beginning her meteoric career journey in the dental industry. She has been the founder, cofounder, and strategic advisor of 12 entrepreneurial startup businesses in the past 10 years. Holly is a faculty member of the Dental Speakers Institute, a member of National Speakers Association and the Speaking Consulting Network, a singer/songwriter/playwright/actor, soon-to-be published author, and aspiring dog owner.
Dr. David Moffet BDS FPFA CSP is an Australian Dentist and an international expert in Dental Practice Management. He is a skilled dentist, dynamic speaker, and a proven business growth coach, and is the #1 Authority on World Class Dental Customer Service. An accomplished writer and blogger, he is also the author of the three years running #1 Amazon Bestseller “How to Build the Dental Practice of Your Dreams (without killing yourself) in Less than Sixty Days!” He is the inventor of The Ultimate Patient ExperienceTM, a simple to implement patient retention system he used to build and subsequently sell (for several million dollars) his very successful Dental Office located in working class western Sydney. Dr. Moffet now spends his time speaking, lecturing and writing, as well as coaching private Dental and non-dental clients (in USA, Great Britain and Australia and New Zealand) on how to improve their businesses and practices by focusing on customer service and patient retention. He has spoken in New York, London, Copenhagen, Cleveland, Manchester, Las Vegas and Philadelphia, as well as in Sydney, Canberra Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. The bottom line is – Dr Moffet delivers results. By understanding and implementing his customer service concepts and mastering communication skills, professional service businesses can easily replicate this success and successfully apply it in their own industry.
Robin began her career in dentistry in 1981, working 16 years in a pioneering dental practice as an office administrator and marketing director. Her passion for dentistry and health care, combined with her entrepreneurial spirit, lead her to become the founder of two successful companies. She is the president of RLM Healthcare Marketing & Consulting, Inc., founded in 1997, and Dental Consultant Connection, founded in 2011. As a management consultant, Robin coaches practices throughout the US. She especially finds working with start-up practices and practices in transition very rewarding. Robin is a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants (ADMC), the Speaking Consulting Network (SCN) and a lifetime member of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM).
Dana Moss, founder of PPO Dental Consulting, is a PPO business coach with a focus on dental insurance. She is a money finder, PPO practice builder, and team motivator, ready to empower dental practices to increase profitability without sacrificing service-oriented care. Dana has refined the fundamental solutions for developing a patient centered and lucrative practice. Dana has worked as a front office coordinator, insurance specialist, office manager and practice administrator. Her years of experience in leading PPO practices bring firsthand knowledge of what it takes to be profitable in today’s dental insurance world.
Laura J. Nadler is the founder of WorkingCat Marketing, which focuses on helping dental practices tell their unique stories. She works with teams from early brand development, website design, social media and video production through delivering service that results in great reviews. She calls the approach From Found to Five Stars. She is keenly focused on coaching teams to own and execute their marketing plans, rather than becoming a monthly bill for social media posts. Every practice has its own story, and she wants to make sure it shines through. Laura speaks internationally on video, branding and marketing in dental, including at the ADA, ACP, PCSO, Smiles at Sea, Pride Institute, Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Boston University and more. She’s been having a blast in the dental space since 1993 and is the author of “Lights! Camera! YOU! – A Practical Guide to Creating and Using Video to Market Your Practice”. She is a member of ADMC, SCN and AADOM’s ASCA.
With 20 years of experience billing medical insurance for dentistry, Laurie is passionate about sharing her knowledge to allow patients to maximize medical insurance for medically necessary procedures. Through 2-day courses, AADOM speaking, Seattle Study Club meetings, onsite training, and as a speaker at many dental meetings, dental teams are learning how to help their patients.
Practicing dental sleep medicine is a goal for many, but a reality for few. The complexity of the reimbursement process has provided enough frustration that many dental offices abandon the potentially lifesaving and profitable area of practice.
I’ve developed strategies designed to connect the essential services patients require to the well-deserved reimbursement. Having educated offices nationally, they now understand how to establish functional and sustainable billing protocols for sleep apnea, focusing on proper medical documentation and the break-down of policies for Medicare and private insurances. Medical coding and billing is often last picked for the proverbial dodge ball game because big insurance doesn’t seem to want us to understand the process. However, that is all medical billing is – a process, and it can be learned.
If you looking to implement dental sleep medicine into your practice, are struggling with workflow of dental sleep medicine or have an established practice that needs to advance to the next level, I have established highly effective processes and have the knowledge to share so you can implement DSM to the highest level of care for your patients. Let’s educate your chapter on where to start!
In addition to speaking and consulting roles, I am on the Provider Outreach and Education committee for Medicare DME for Jurisdictions A, D, have co-authored an e-book Medicare: What Every Dentists Needs to Know NOW, and a contributing author of The Clinician’s Handbook for Dental Sleep Medicine, by Dr. Ken Berley and Dr. Steve Carstensen. I am active in the WNY Chapter of AADOM as vice-president, a Fellow of AADOM, faculty of Dental Medical University and a founding facilitator of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Mastery series while holding a position with a practice exclusive to treating sleep apnea, putting theory into practice every day.
With over thirty years of dental office communications experience, Jodie Pearson is excited to share her passion for the art of patient communications. Through public speaking and as a soft skills and implementation coach, Jodie has trained thousands of dental professionals in mastering the art of the Super Powers of patient communication. From getting more new patients to walk through your office door, to insurance verification, treatment presentation, case acceptance, patient collections and beyond, Jodie creates positive office cultures by helping you paint the perfect colors of communication that even the most difficult patients can’t say no to.
As a recipient of media generated referrals for years in the dental office, Jodie taught the art of patient conversion as a Member Consultant for 1-800-DENTIST, just one of the many colors you can choose from her palette. Through implantation of her methods, Jodie has observed offices she has worked with finally paint the picture of their dream office leading to higher levels of production and collections, and peace and satisfaction.
Jodie Pearson is Sr. Account Manager with Trojan Professional Services and an Affiliate with DIY Digital Dental Consulting team. She is a member of the Dental Speaker Institute, AADOM Speaker Consultant Alliance, Lifetime Member of AADOM, and a member of the Dental Entrepreneur Women’s DeW Crew. She is a writer, speaker, and frequent podcast guest.
Marsha is President of MSP Consulting, has over 30 years experience in the dental office environment, first as a Registered Dental Assistant and then as an Office Manager. She has spent the last 12 years as a dental management consultant and enjoys helping practices put systems and financial plans in place to help make their offices more productive, more efficient and less stressful. She has experience in scheduling, collections and setting production goals and obtaining them. She has worked with computers in the dental office for over 15 years and is a certified trainer for Dentrix. Marsha maintains a working knowledge of daily dental office activities and issues by helping out at her husband’s dental practice when time allows. Marsha is a Certified Consultant in Employment Law Compliance and Integrated Performance Management with Bent Ericksen & Associates, as well as a lifetime member of the American Association of Office Management (AADOM), The Academy of Dental Management Consultants (ADMC) and The Speaking Consulting Network (SCN). She is also a Certified Dentrix Trainer.
Ms. Poppe has held many positions in the dental industry over the last 20+ years. Her expertise is proven by years of success in all aspects of practice operations. In addition to many years of clinical experience and practice management experience, Ms. Poppe has architected and facilitated numerous practice acquisitions, transitions, and relocations since she co-founded Stepping Stone Dental Partners in 2009. Her valuable experience as an owner and manager of a seven-practice affiliate group refined her process and approach to practice growth and management. Her ability to develop strong dental teams with excellent patient connection and communication skills keep her in high demand in the dental industry. In addition to her transition experience, she has a thorough knowledge of dental insurance, dental procedures, equipment, industry trends and best practice standards for patient service and care. Ms. Poppe has a unique understanding of what it takes to help dentists achieve their practice vision. She is committed to listening to, understanding, and finding solutions for her clients. She delivers a passion and level of communication that truly set her apart. From practice startup to practice transition, she has the skills and knowledge to implement systems for practice and team success.
Bonnie Pugh started her career in dentistry over 30 years ago as a business team member and quickly moved into technology with a leading technology company. Bonnie is a uniquely skilled, versatile business and technology professional, offering 30+ years combined industry and business experience.
Bonnie is the co-founder of Practice Dynamics, a dental consulting company that focuses on balance driven success through systems, teams and technology. Prior to co-founding Practice Dynamics Group, Bonnie was the Product Line Manager for the Dental Division of Carestream Dental. She worked with the company for 23 years and in this role, she was responsible for the strategic planning of the dental practice management line of products. Bonnie is an avid sports fan and lives in Florida with her husband and wonderful family.
Penny Reed is the founder and president of the dental coaching company – Penny Reed & Associates. She works with dentists and their teams to increase their focus, improve their systems, and accelerate their results. As a professional speaker, she shows dental teams how to reach their goals through greater communication and focus. She has actually written “the book” on practice growth titled, Growing Your Dental Business. In addition, she is the host of the podcast, The Growing Your Dental Business Show, on iTunes. As a result of her work, her clients are more focused, have more income, and have happier teams. On a personal note, Penny is a major Disney fan. It’s her happiest place on earth – and she is always plotting her next Disney adventure with her family.
Adele Reische of Synergy Practice Management brings a unique blend of training, support and insight to her clients, coaching them through the shift from surviving to thriving. With over 30 years of experience in dentistry, management and speaking, Adele rallies the troops to action, engaging everyone on the dental team as they work together to effect positive change and growth for the entire practice.
Adele is the Director of Member Relations of the prestigious Speaking Consulting Network (SCN) and placed runner up in the Spotlight on Speaking Annual Contest. She is also a graduate of The Consulting U, a masters training and continuing education program specifically for dental practice management consultants. Adele is an active member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, The American Association of Dental Office Management as well as a Certified Consultant in Employment Law and is the Director of Provider Affiliations with The Allana Smiles Foundation. Allanasmiles.org
Dana Russell, FAADOM, is the founder of Russell Dental Management and has been in dentistry since 1990. Having worked in all positions in a dental office, both general and specialty, Dana is well versed in how an office needs to function and the needs of those who work there. With experience in clinical, management, and systematic implementation for success of treatment for OSA, Dana uses proven systems and protocols to tailor growth and office management to your individual needs. Each office has distinct variables that need attention and Dana has a unique ability to find the obstacles and turn them into opportunities while motivating your team members to be the best version of themselves. Dana has been in dental office management since 2006 and holds the distinction of Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Management. She is a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants.
Emme Sanders, RDH brings over 25 years of leadership experience and interpersonal skills to the dental community through her speaking, coaching and writing. Due to her chairside clinical and presentation skills, Emme has become an official trainer for Digital Radiography and Intraoral Imaging, respectively. She has achieved ACE Certification, graduated from Transformational Trainers, holds an active membership with SCN, ASDA and has developed a thriving career providing her knowledge and expertise to dental practices working with international consulting firm Inspired Hygiene. Emme believes it is with positivity, knowledge and teamwork that a practice finds success. Emme’s passion lies in bringing together dental teams to realize their full potential. This requires developing healthy goals, both physically and mentally, and laying the proper blueprints in order to achieve them. She aims to create a learning space that inspires and invigorates.
Dr. Shelburne, an honor graduate from VCU’s Dental school, opened a private general practice in Pennington Gap, Virginia in 1981. In 2008, he surrendered his dental license to practice dentistry after being convicted of healthcare fraud and was sentenced to 24 months in Federal Prison. Now a subject matter expert for the ADA and a nationally known speaker, writer, and consultant, Dr. Shelburne candidly shares his mistakes, his experiences, what he learned as a result, and how to avoid the same life-altering experience. His goal? To increase legitimate reimbursement while reducing risk and to keep you out of prison.
Sadie Stewart is the President of Office Swell, a Honolulu based Dental Consulting Firm with trusted results. Sadie is a successful Practice Management Advisor, Certified Dental Technology Instructor, Keynote speaker for Dentrix Masters Society Hawaii, and an entrepreneur. Sadie is known for her comprehensive practice evaluations, expertise in the most current dental technology and coaching services. She has managed several successful dental practices in Hawaii and Colorado and continues to share her expertise and knowledge to any practice needing a push in the right direction. Her career in the dental and healthcare field flourished because she has a passion for helping people not only become more successful, but to achieve every goal they set forth. Sadie graduated from University of Hawaii at Manoa where she studied Business Administration and Psychology. She is dedicated to help your practice transform into the prosperous practice you vision all while utilizing current technology to streamline systems and protocols. Currently, she is a proud member of The Academy of Dental Management Consultants, the American Association of Dental Office Management and the National Speakers Association.
Adrienne Twigg is Co-owner of Bent Ericksen & Associates and an HR compliance consultant. Having both the experience of managing a large dental group practice with 35 team members for 17 years, and working with dentists across the country, Adrienne brings a positive, proven approach to solving everyday employee related challenges and strengthening the team. She has presented nationally on the topics of practice management, human resources and employment compliance.
She is a member of the Seattle Study Club Speaker’s Bureau, the Society for Human Resource Management, American Association of Dental Office Managemen, Academy of Dental Management Consultants, and Speaking Consulting Network.
As an international speaker, coach and owner of Inspired Hygiene, Rachel has guided thousands of dental professionals to elevate their hygiene services and systems while driving profits to the bottom line and developing empowered, engaged hygienists. Rachel draws from 30 years of experience as a hygiene profitability coach and clinical hygienist to deliver to-the-point interactive workshops and coaching programs. She is a past recipient of the Dental Excellence Award from DrBicuspid.com for “Most Effective Dental Hygienist Educator” and has been named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report. Her book “Return on Hygiene” has been called the Hygiene Benchmark Bible and used by dentists all over North America to uncover the true potential of their hygiene teams.
Olivia Wann is a former RDA and dental office manager and has been serving the dental profession as a compliance consultant since the year 2000 and as a lawyer since 2012. She has presented courses for the ADA, OSAP, Hinman Dental Society, and numerous state associations and district meetings. Her programs are nationally recognized as being educational, fun, and containing the most current content to keep attendees up to date. Olivia graduated from the Nashville School of Law with a Doctorate in Jurisprudence. She is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Kentucky. She graduated magna cum laude from St. Joseph’s College of Main with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration. Olivia has authored several compliance manuals and written numerous articles in leading industry journals. She was one of the contributing authors for the ADA’s publication, Managing the Regulatory Environment: Best Practices.
Originally a high school science teacher, Dana has spent over 16 years in the dental field as a practice manager. Currently actively managing a 2-doctor practice in Nashville, Tennessee, Dana still finds time for consulting, speaking and teaching. Dana brings her hands-on approach of teaching to the dental field for workshop-style trainings. Her greatest passion is developing confident leaders out of dental spouses who work in the practice–helping them find their role and have confidence in their management and leadership skills. Dana is a life-time member of AADOM and achieved her Fellowship status with AADOM (FAADOM) in 2016. Dana is also a member of the Speaking and Consulting Network and the Academy of Dental Management Consultants.
Carrie Webber is Chief Communications Officer and co-owner of Jameson, a dental management, marketing and hygiene coaching firm that helps dentists and teams become more productive, more profitable and ultimately more fulfilled in their practicing lives. Webber is a contributing author to several publications and blogs on the topics of practice management, customer service and leadership. She is a popular speaker at dental meetings including programs at Yankee Dental Congress, Hinman Dental Meeting, Texas Dental Association and AADOM Annual Conference as well numerous study clubs and dental societies nationwide. Carrie is a member of the Speaking Consulting Network and has been named a Leader in CE by Dentistry Today in 2021.
Amber Weber began working in the dental field as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2005. With a background in accounting and her interest in the business side of dentistry, she moved into office management roles and ultimately into dental consulting. Amber has helped offices with overall practice management, hygiene systems and implementation and financial investigations for dental offices. Amber discovered embezzlement taking place in one of her clients’ office and complete thorough financial examinations for offices.
Amber was recently the runner-up in the prestigious Spotlight on Speaking competition, featuring dentistry’s best emerging speakers, and has been published in Dentistry Today magazine.
As a former Business Administrator and the Founder/CEO of Elevation Dental Consulting, Tiffany Wesley is able to marry her management experience to her passion for connecting, creating, and cultivating. By connecting people, she helps teams build cultures of innovation and thriving collaboration…In doing this, she helps her clients create solutions for interoffice conflict, case acceptance, solution-oriented workflows and more…This leads to the cultivation of an office culture that exudes professionalism, quality of care, and a sense of belonging that in turn helps to retain patients and increase referrals. Tiffany is fervent about bridging the gaps between team members as well as those they serve, brainstorming solutions to solve problems unique to an individual practice, and inspiring a team culture that fosters both personal and professional growth. She is a visionary for change with a resonating conviction that connecting with others and building relationships is the only way to overcome obstacles and achieve sustainable success. Tiffany is the author of Little Miss Ava, a children’s book written for her daughter. She is also a Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) and a member of the Speaking Consulting Network (SCN), the AADOM Speaker Consultant Alliance (ASCA), the American Association of Dental Consultants (AADC) and the National Speakers Association (NSA).
Working in healthcare for more than 20 years, Amy’s passion for risk management began after her own identity was compromised as a result of an improperly educated staff losing her X-rays. That passion has turned into a commitment to provide an easy to understand approach to complex regulations. Amy’s relatable stories of real-life data breaches make an otherwise boring and complicated topic easy to ingest.
As president of ACS Technologies, LLC, Amy oversees two divisions within the company. The largest, and her favorite, is the Training Division. Amy educates and consults dental practices specializing in HIPAA, Information Technology Security, Technology Disaster Preparedness, and Data Breach Mitigation. She also implements comprehensive compliance programs into practices, instilling confidence in organizations necessary for compliance. Amy is highly sought after to consult on data breach mitigations; she aids in minimizing the damage so practices can survive financially intact. Additionally, she consults for IT Providers nationally to ensure they understand HIPAA as it applies to themselves, as well as their dental clients. This enables IT Providers to continue driving the industry forward in a secure manner. The second department is the IT Security Services Division. Amy successfully manages the IT company catering to dental practices that desire to be safe, secure, proactive, and compliant with HIPAA.
Amy stays informed of evolving regulations and the ever-changing education landscape. In addition to ASCA and ADMC, she maintains memberships with Health Care Compliance Association, FBI Infragard, Cyber Health Working Group, HHS 405d, ASCII, Sonoma County Professional Women, and Sonoma County Professional Women. She is licensed by the Dental Board of California and the Academy of General Dentistry.