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AADOM Speaker/Consultant Alliance (ASCA)

Find a speaker for your local DPLN event.

Meet the ASCA Members

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Lauren Andreas

Atlanta, GA

I provide doctors with team training and business coaching to grow revenue, improve office morale, and create loyal patients. I believe you, your practice, and your staff, have untapped potential. You have the ability to create the business and life you have always wanted, and I can help you get there! I have worked with hundreds of doctors and thousands of medical staff. I have over ten years of coaching experience which have equipped me to help you and your practice. I’ve traveled in person to over 150+ doctor offices as well as participated in large events that featured hundreds of doctors. I know the unique problems that doctors face and I have a proven track record of finding the solutions. I have worked with all types of doctors and practices; large and small, new and old, rural and urban…my experience has taught me that every practice has more potential than they realized. I believe I am uniquely equipped to help you reach your business and personal goals.

Kathy Asted

Andover, MN

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.

Malika Azargoon

Vienna, VA

Malika Azargoon is a dental practice consultant focusing on coaching dental entrepreneurs on how to pilot logistical operations to position their practices for growth. Malika’s passion is to help each of her start-up and existing clients take the reins of practice ownership. Malika and her team constantly challenge mature practices and multi-practice owners to work more efficiently by auditing key performance indicators to achieve maximum profitability. Malika provides extensive guidance to dental practice owners to work on the logistics of the dental practice including staff/leadership coaching, patient conversion, and practice culture.

 

Sandy Baird
MBA

Sewanee, TN

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

Grain Valley, MO

Lois Banta is CEO and Founder of Healthcare Enterprises. Lois offers custom retreats for dental practices of all sizes and specialties designed to “help you get out of your own way to grow a successful business”. Lois has over 45 years of dental experience and speaks nationally and internationally. She is the CEO of The Speaking Consulting Network, and a member several professional organizations. She received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 AADOM conference and was listed as one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry. In 2021, Lois also received the prestigious Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition award, presented at the annual Chicago Dental Society 2021 Conference. To contact Lois, email: lois.banta57@gmail.com or visit the SCN website: www.speakingconsultingnetwork.com

Christi Bintliff
DAADOM

Raliegh, NC

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).

Jonathan Bonanno
Ph.D. Candidate, MS, BS

San Diego, CA

Jonathan Bonanno is a pioneering figure in recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions for dental service organizations and emerging groups. With over a decade of experience in healthcare and on the verge of completing a doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Jonathan is committed to improving workforce performance and driving organizational success.

Jonathan promotes a supportive community for professionals, integrating business and people strategies through his innovative LAB Methodology™ and HUMAN values framework. His extensive experience in coaching, recruiting, and team development spans diverse regions, facilitating multimillion-dollar practice sales and empowering over a thousand team members globally.

Jonathan’s mission is to empower healthcare professionals to build resilient, high-performing, and psychologically safe teams. His insights on talent management and team dynamics promise to inspire and transform the approach of industry leaders.

Jonathan A Bregman
DDS, FAGD, CAFL

Chapel Hill, NC

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

Pomona CA

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).
Hollie Bryant-Foust
Kingsport, TN

Hollie Foust is a passionate speaker, writer, coach, and practice success coach for many practices across the United States. Hollie has spent the last 24 years perfecting her dental and business skills for her clients’ success. Her formal education, continuous C.E., practice management and clinical skills have allowed her to provide a modernized spin to consulting services. From Dr. Ross Nash to Dr. Jeff Blank and on to Dr. Brad Durham, Hollies’ education and long list of successful practices have added to her credibility for dental practice management consulting. The Nash Institute, New Millennium Education and the Niche Practice were all educational facilities that Mrs. Foust has worked with.

She is a long-standing member of the American Association of Dental Office Management, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of Dental Management Consultants, Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics, and the American Dental Assistants Association. She is the former Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Dental Assistant Magazine and has served on the Advisory Board for Dental Compare. She has served on the editorial board of Dental Assisting Digest and Inside Dental Assisting, Contemporary Product Solutions and is a consultant for dental manufacturers and has authored numerous manuscripts on clinical assisting and practice management topics.

Hollie Foust is the owner of Bryant Consultants, a full-service practice success consulting firm that provides coaching for dental practices that dare to be different!

Tonya Burns

Cassopolis, MI

Tonya Burns has dedicated her professional life to the dental community! Her career started over 25 years ago, as a dental assistant and has progressed to Practice Management Consulting at the national level. Her passion and knowledge has allowed her to help dental practices across the nation. Her experience in so many areas of the dental practice, pushes her exceptional success rates in the dental practices she consults in. Her broad and deep understanding of challenges faced by dentists and their teams gives practices confidence in her. Tonya specializes in helping Pediatric Dentists and their team. Her 12 years in pediatric dentistry and Medicaid has allowed her to bring a new patient base and understanding to her clients. Helping dental practices organize and succeed is her top priority!

Leslie Canham
CDA, RDA, CSP

Copperopolis, CA

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.

Monica Cappelli

Hillsborough, NC

With over 27 years of dental practice management expertise, Monica Cappelli, CEO of Revv Billing Systems, empowers practices to optimize revenue streams, improve cash flow, and enhance operational efficiency. Her proven strategies streamline accounts receivable processes to expedite reimbursements, enabling practices to unlock tied-up funds and boost financial performance.

As a sought-after consultant and coach, Monica provides dental professionals with practical insights and actionable techniques to effectively navigate the complexities of practice management. Through her engaging presentations and personalized guidance, dental teams can master insurance verification, billing, and medical billing for specialized services like sleep apnea. Monica ‘s expertise helps practices maximize profitability, reduce administrative burdens, and focus on delivering exceptional patient care: invaluable knowledge for any dental organization wanting to thrive in today’s competitive landscape.

Debi Carr

Christmas, FL

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

Boerne, TX

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.

Nancy Clark Crossin

Wrappingers Falls, NY

As a practice management consultant, trainer, speaker & author of 13 e-Books Nancy Clark Crossin brings with her over three decades of dental industry experience. Nancy is passionate about guiding dentists and their teams to advance and grow through the power of continuous learning, collaboration, brainstorming, teamwork and customized implementation of systems and processes.

Nancy’s gift is her ability to bring people together by listening, supporting and meeting people at their individual level. Nancy has been sharing her wisdom, experience, ideas and enthusiasm one-on-one, in small and large teams and is excited to level the playing field through her À La Carte services by focusing on (specific, isolated problems) because she believes not every practice needs a complete overhaul.

Andy Cleveland

Abbeville, SC

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

Park City, UT

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.

Ernie Cote

Dallas, TX

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.

Ann-Marie DePalma
CDA, RDH, MEd

Stoneham, MA

Ann-Marie C. DePalma, CDA, RDH, MEd, CDIPC, FADIA, FAADH, FADHA is a graduate of the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts Boston. Ann-Marie is a Fellow of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries (ADIA), a Fellow of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene (AADH), a continuous member and Fellow of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), as well as a lifetime member of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM). She is the 2017 Esther Wilkins Distinguished Alumni of Forsyth Award recipient. Ann-Marie has been published in dental and dental hygiene publications and textbooks. She is a consultant dental hygiene examiner for CDCA-WREB-CITA, the national dental/dental hygiene competency assessment organization.Ann-Marie presents continuing education programs for dental team members on a variety of topics. She has been employed as a software trainer, a business/clinical advisor for a national dental practice management company, a faculty member of a dental hygiene program after having been employed in clinical hygiene for a number of years.

Janette Douglas

Gladstone, OR

Janette Douglas is Owner of JD Dental Consulting. Jan’s goal with every client is to create a smooth-running, efficient practice which leads to “Happy doctor, Happy staff, Happy patients”. She understands the desperate need for training and education for dental administrative staff. Her 30-year career in dental practice management led to her passion to pass along her knowledge and expertise to implement systems that increase revenue and reduce stress. As President of Oregon Dental Executives Association (ODEA), Jan helped many Practice Managers by providing cutting edge resources and solutions to the unique challenges and changes taking place in today’s dental practice management sector. Jan is a member of The Speaking Consulting Network (SCN), a member of AADOM Speaker/Consultant Alliance and a lifetime member of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM).

Teresa Duncan
MS, FAADOM

Centreville, VA

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
CSP

Winchester, CA

Founder and CEO of LionSpeak, Katherine is an international speaker, author, and performance coach, best known for helping professionals develop courageous, unscripted conversations with patients, clients, co-workers, and audiences. Whether communicating from a treatment room, consult room, boardroom, or stage, audiences love her simple yet powerful formulas for delivering messages with clarity, courage, and inspiration.

For 30 years Katherine has keynoted annual conferences in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., coached thousands of dental professionals in hundreds of practices, and consulted or presented for companies such as Care Credit, Henry Schein, Patterson Dental, Dentsply Sirona, e-Assist, Seattle Study Club, Cain Watters, Pacific Dental Services, and Philips Oral Healthcare.

Katherine is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), an earned designation of the National Speakers Association achieved by less than 10% speakers worldwide and she is one of only nine dental professionals to hold the certification. She is a Spotlight-On-Speaking champion, Speaking Consulting Network founding member, past-president of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, AADOM/ASCA member, faculty member for the Dental Business Institute and the Dental Speakers Institute, faculty instructor for the Texas Tech University Dental School, Board Advisor Emeritus for Dental Entrepreneur Women (DEW), and recipient of the Linda Miles Spirit Award.

Debra Engelhardt-Nash

Huntersville, NC

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.
Katie Franklin

Ballwin, MO

If there’s one word to describe Katie Franklin, it’s super-passionate! (Okay, technically two words, but she’s an overachiever by nature). Katie’s career started as a teacher. After spending several years in the classroom, she decided to switch gears and found her calling in dentistry. As an office manager in St. Louis, MO, she witnessed firsthand the pitfalls of insurance dependence and spearheaded the launch of an in-house membership plan. This move empowered her practice to control fees and severed ties with the insurance middleman. The membership plan she helped her practice implement became a successful business that she grew and managed for 8+ years.

Fast forward to 2023, Katie joined forces with DentalHQ, founded by Dr. Brett Wells, a kindred spirit in the fight against insurance dominance. Katie leverages her deep-rooted dental office expertise to evangelize the benefits of implementing and automating membership plans. She is passionate about helping practices maximize their profitability, break away from the PPOs, and regain control of their fees and the quality of care they provide their patients. With a background in education, Katie excels at speaking and educating. She has been asked to present her topic at national dental meetings, conferences, and study clubs. She’s fluent in dental lingo and just gets it, which makes her very relatable.

When she’s not championing dental practice success, you’ll find her riding bikes, walking her dog, shopping, decorating, savoring the perfect wine, cheering on her kids at many sporting events and recitals, and spending time with her rocket-scientist husband. An active AADOM, ADMC, and SCN member, Katie is on a mission to spread the membership plan gospel. She’s your go-to guru for financial freedom through custom membership plans. Her passion shines through when speaking on stage or working directly with a practice. She is eager to help and will be any practice’s biggest cheerleader as they celebrate the success that membership plans will have!

Jeanne Giovenco
CDPMA

Barrington, IL

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.
Geri Gottlieb

Palm Springs, CA

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
CDA, RDH, MBA

Bel Aire, KS

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.

Andrea Greer
RDH, BS

Pensacola, FL

With over 30 years of experience in the dental industry, Andrea Greer brings a unique perspective to audiences throughout the US. Applying her combined knowledge of clinical excellence, workflow management, Dentrix training experience and communication expertise, Andrea connects with team members and doctors alike. And with the launch of On Point Space, she brings her love of design and professional organizing experience to dental practices to elevate the patient experience. Andrea also works with solopreneurs to design a home office that inspires their creativity, efficiency, and productivity. Contact Andrea today for more information about her Virtual Refresh design packages for your office!

Elizabeth Griffith, RN, BSN

Prestonsburg, KY

From Intensive Care Nurse, to Dental Office Practice Manager, now expert Dental Consultant and Coach, Elizabeth helps dentists thrive and reach new heights of profitability in private practice. She is co-founder of Brookside Dental Care, along with husband Bryan Griffith DMD, and has played an integral role in its 30-year success. Elizabeth’s signature consulting program Optimal Care, Optimal Profits: 5 Days to Increased Profitability in your Dental Practice was created to help dentists discover and unlock their hidden profit potential through Comprehensive Dentistry. Her secret to success is to implement intentional dental strategies and workflows to achieve the goals of the Doctor, the team, and the patients while promoting overall practice growth.

Larry M. Guzzardo

Atlanta, GA

Larry M. Guzzardo has co-authored two books, “Powerful Practice” and “Getting Things Done” conducts in-office practice management consultations exclusively for dentists to enhance trust, create organization, increase profits, and the development of patient relationships that last. Larry has presented numerous workshops including, “Winning Patient Acceptance,” “Get the Phone!,” and “Scheduling for Productivity.”

David Harris

Houston, TX

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
SPHR

Media, PA

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!

Kevin Henry

Longmont, CO

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.

Kay Hickey

Buffalo, MN

Speaking Topics:

  • The Cost of Disorganization: Learn how good clinical operations are imperative for the overall success of the practice
  • Short-Staffed? Six Strategies to reduce stress and stay productive
  • Building and Keeping a Dental Team: Create an environment to entice new applicants and learn creative solutions to make them want to stay

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

Grand Island, NY

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.

Kay Huff

Woodville, TX

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 Hunter
CDA, EFDA, CDIA, CDSO, MADAA

East Alton, IL

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 Icenogle

Carnel, IN

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.

Dayna Johnson

Longmont, CO

Dayna Johnson loves her work. 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 watchful eye, Dayna helps dental teams create better workflows for daily, weekly, and monthly routines for a more productive, stress-free work environment.

Dayna knows that your entire day revolves around your practice management software and creating efficient, consistent systems is key to a successful practice.
When she is not training, speaking, podcasting, or writing an article, Dayna enjoys spending time with her husband Kevin Henry, traveling, golfing, and hiking in the mountains. Dayna is a total foodie and when on the road searches out local restaurants to support the local economy.

Wayne Kerr
DDS, MAGD

Stockbridge GA

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.

 

Hendrik Lai

Wausau, WI

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
FAADOM

North Chesterfield VA

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.

Robert M. Maguire
DDS

Wolfeboro, NH

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.

JoAn Majors
RDA, CSP, CVP

Caldwell, TX

JoAn holds the designation of CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), held by less than 12% of 5,000+ speakers worldwide in 14 organizations. It is the highest earned international measure of professional platform competence. She’s a member of multiple other professional organizations, including the National Speakers Association and Global Speakers Network. She is a professional speaker, published author and registered dental assistant.

This top-rated speaker knows that productive and effective communication (soft skills) are needed in order to be successful today in business and life. She is often referred to as the “soft skills specialist” or “verbal word surgeon.” Simply put, JoAn creates value in any relationship by asking the right questions. This is the “magic” in the systems she shares with her audiences. She is published in many industry magazines and is the author of two books with a third coming soon!

As a certified speaking professional, JoAn focuses more on your goal for the event and less about her. That means she and her team spend time researching your group and audience before she arrives to find out how they can be of maximum impact for you, your group and your audience. She does this because she believes every team member and their leaders deserve an opportunity to grow inside and out, personally and professionally.

JoAn is the founder and content creation specialist of the Soft Skills Institute, an AGD PACE National provider. She delivers 3- and 6-hour presentations, as well as a 2-day deep-dive experience in developing and applying soft skills. She and her husband, Dr. Chuck Majors, a second-generation practicing dentist (with a host of other talents) provide online content through www.thesoftskillsinsstitute.online. This aftercare program aids in implementation and consists of self-paced short videos (with quizzes) and audio available on the device of your choice. Designed for today’s busy audiences to deliver high-value personal and profession development content anytime and anywhere. Perfect to augment any coaching or consulting program.

With 34 years in the industry, 23 years as a spouse, she has an intimate knowledge of team dynamics in healthcare and also businesses where females are a great part of your customer service. JoAn’s happy place is at the front of the room inspiring teams to become magnificent. When not on the road, she functions as the Comprehensive Care Coordinator in their fourth and final practice, MajorSmiles. Her programs and seminars are known for their authenticity, humor and level of engagement. She is a Native Texan where she and her family still reside.

Jessica Martin

Altoona, WI

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

Lakeville, MN

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 McCleskey
FAADOM

Colorado Springs, CO

Kim has worked in dentistry for over 30 years. She spent those early years managing and leading large dental practices. Kim eventually served as Director of Operations overseeing multiple dental offices as well as specializing in the pre and post-acquisition process, until forming her own company, True North Dental Solutions. At True North, Kim focused on practice start-ups, practice management, 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 that still exists today under new ownership. Kim left to carry out her dream to be a Practice Transition Broker. Today, Kim works at Professional Transition Strategies selling practices across the country.
Kim is a Certified Professional Business Coach and holds memberships with ADMC, DEN, ASCA, and WinDSO. Kim’s strengths are found in finding creative solutions to impact outcomes, leadership, business development, and practice transitions. Kim is married and has 2 grown children. She loves to run, hike, and to spend time with family and friends, and a day is not complete without reading a good book! One of her greatest accomplishments is co-founding a non-profit with her husband, where they Educate, Encourage, and Empower indigenous pastors and church leaders through a literacy program in Uganda, East Africa.

Brenda McNulty

Castle Rock, CO

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.

Dr. Martin R. Mendelson
FIADFE, CPC

Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Martin Mendelson is a leading speaker and founder of Metamorphosis Coaching, specializing in team cohesion, communication, and building happier, more productive teams. Dr. Mendelson turned a devastating medical disablement from his clinical career into a passion for helping leaders through the science of mindset and positivity. He has worked with thousands of North American medical professionals and business leaders to feel less burdened by leadership, empowered to resolve challenges before they grow out of control and create transparent and open cultures where leaders and team members excel, thrive, and love.

With his certifications in Executive Coaching, Team Coaching/Facilitation, Emotional Intelligence, and Happiness Studies, he has spent almost 20 years working with leaders to build more positive teams. His insights have been featured in nearly a dozen podcasts and featured in or written for Voyage Phoenix, Shoutout Arizona, Dentistry Today, and Dental Economics Magazines as a standout thought leader. As a team facilitator and speaker, he can help any team or business leader remove the burdens of leadership via his T.E.A.M. approach to create meaningful Trust, Engagement, Alignment, and Mindset.

Dr. David Moffet
BDS, FPFA, CSP

Turramurra, NSW

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 Morrison

Largo, FL

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

Burleson, TX

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 Nadler

Wading River, NY

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.

Laurie Owens

Haslet, TX

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.

Marsha Pilgrim

Fall Creek, WI

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.

Dr. Howard Polansky
DMD, MBA

Cedar Park, TX

Dr. Howard Polansky started his career as a dentist, first with the US Navy before transitioning into private practice in Austin, Texas. A life changing event in 2018 made Howard pivot away from dentistry and find a better way to create an impact in this world. Howard’s new path was revealed when the first person he helped took a 30 year mortgage and paid it off in 8 months.

Howard helps families and business owners with a simple financial system so they can dramatically reduce their debt payments on items like mortgages, business loans, car payments, student loans, and even credit card bills. By managing these payments effectively, you maintain your lifestyle, keep more money each month, and achieve your dreams faster. Howard teaches people how to become their own CFO – a Cash Flow Optimizer.

Genevieve Poppe

Sun Prairie, WI

Genevieve combines the powerful elements of connection, insight, and candor to drive transformative change. As the founder of Poppe Practice Management, she thrives on challenging opportunities to help teams navigate and implement impactful organizational changes. With a diverse background that spans from Dental Assistant to a successful seven-location practice owner, Genevieve possesses a deep understanding of the dental industry. This firsthand experience allows her to connect with clients and guide them toward achieving their practice vision while staying on track. She prides herself on being a trusted advisor, a master communicator, and a skillful strategist. Additionally, Genevieve has earned the title of a self-proclaimed “new patient whisperer” and an enthusiastic change agent.

With over 25 years in the industry and a vast clientele, Genevieve possesses a unique perspective on helping dentists thrive. She is unwavering in her commitment to listen, understand, and find effective solutions for her clients. What truly sets her apart is her unmatched passion and exceptional communication skills. As a sought-after speaker and consultant, Genevieve captivates audiences and inspires teams. Her presentations are known for being engaging, relevant, and packed with immediately applicable content. Clients and teams alike appreciate her relatable nature and extensive knowledge.

Bonnie Pugh

Parrish, FL

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

Charlotte, NC

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

Yuba City, CA

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

Lana Rivera

Tampa, FL

Lana Rivera brings to the table over 20 years of dental practice management experience and expertise that has proven to not only streamline dental offices, but also increase practice growth. Her focus is to assist clients with a work life balance by setting attainable practice goals and educating her clients on their true potential while offering customized training techniques to give dental staff the empowerment needed to carry out their responsibilities to the best of their abilities. From dental start ups, fresh purchases, and getting ready to sell, Lana is truly in your corner as an expert at creating the ideal set up for a productive and rewarding dental office.

She also has a dedicated dental billing team that handles all aspects of dental insurance from claims processing, payment posting, EFT set up, optimizing codes and so much more. After educating her clients on proper dental billing and coding protocol, they experience 100% collection rate and the peace of mind that their hard work is being protected by Lana and the team.

Dana Russell
FAADOM

Parrish, FL

With almost three decades of experience in dentistry, Dana Russell has built a wide-ranging background of success across many different practices. Having worked in each position of a dental office, both general and specialty, Dana has the unique experience to empower those within any role in a practice. For Dana, developing a brilliant patient experience is her most important goal no matter the steps involved.

With experience in both management and the clinical aspects of dentistry, Dana uses proven systems and protocols to tailor growth and training to your individual needs. Each practice has its own set of distinct variables that need attention. Understanding this, Dana has developed a unique ability to find any obstacles and turn them into opportunities, motivating your team to take initiative toward your practice’s success. She welcomes the challenge that each new practice brings and she looks forward to the growth opportunities she can create together with you and your team.

Dana has been a part of dental office management since 2006 and holds the distinction of Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Management. She is also a proud member of The Academy of Dental Management Consultants.

Minal Sampat
BA, RDH

Walla Walla, WA

Minal Sampat is a Best Selling Author, Marketing Strategist, Social Media Coach, and Dental Hygienist. She was born in India, grew up in the U.S. Virgin Islands, went to college in NJ, and now lives in Walla Walla with her husband and an extensive shoe collection!She launched her first company by breaking a Guinness World Record and since then has helped 100s of dental practices and businesses with marketing strategies to grow production while reducing marketing expenses. She is also the founder of Marketologist™ – an online marketing training program and CE on the Beach™ – where she hosts events in tropical islands. Minal is also the co-founder of the Pediatric Dental Marketing Course & Pediatric Dental Growth Summit. Minal’s marketing strategies have been featured in industry press AND on Forbes.com…not once, not twice…but 7 times in the last 3 years.

Emme Sanders
RDH

Charlotte, NC

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.

Margy Schaller

Carnation, WA

Margy Schaller is Speaker Coach who works with speakers who are ready to develop inspired content and make their message stick. With over a decade of experience, she specializes in helping people make the most of great opportunities without fear of failure.

As an international speaker and author of 2 books, she shares next-level tips for writing content and designing memorable visuals. Her content creation retreats, and presentation design workshops are acclaimed as “must do” by multiple CSPs from the National Speakers Association.

Lauren Schieffer
CSP - The Colonel's Daughter

Bonner Springs, KS

Lauren’s passion is helping organizations build their next generation of leaders. Whether it’s training, keynotes or longer-term consulting partnerships, she uses Nine Essentials of Significant Leadership™ to help transform the way managers think, make decisions & act toward the people they lead. Organizations bring Lauren in because she brings a fresh new perspective, and a street-smart approach to what works and what doesn’t, helping speed transformation in three critical areas: knowledge, skills and relationships. As a result, your people will be more focused on what matters every day. They’ll lead with compassion and integrity, and they’ll create and model standards of excellence that others will aspire to and follow – all centered behind a common goal and vision. That’s what SIGNIFICANT leadership is.

As the daughter of a career Air Force officer, Lauren Schieffer grew up being uprooted and relocated every couple of years. This imbued her with a profound independence and ability to adapt to changing circumstances. The lessons she learned from “The Colonel” have helped her make smart decisions and overcome adversity with humility and a sense of humor.

Lauren is a Certified Speaking Professional through the NSA and The Global Speakers Federation. Able to relate to and energize everyone from the custodial staff to C-Level executives, Lauren is a master storyteller, delivering insightful, inspirational and relevant content that empowers people to absorb and act upon what they’ve heard – and she does so in an entertaining manner with a dry sense of humor that keeps them chuckling while they’re learning. Her enthusiasm is infectious and her passion unmistakable. Anyone can be successful. You want your people to be significant.

Roy S. Shelburne
DDS

Jonesville VA

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.

Adrienne Twigg

Eugene, OR

Adrienne Twigg is an HR and Employment Compliance Consultant and Co-Owner of Bent Eriksen & Associates. She provides educational programs, training and human resource services and speaks to dental professionals across the country. With her HR expertise and experience, coupled with a background of managing a large dental group practice for 17 years, Adrienne’s presentations are insightful and practical, with an HR success-oriented focus. In addition to her HR knowledge and expertise, Adrienne is also a member of the Seattle Study Club Speakers Bureau and a Certified Facilitator of the “Motivation By Appreciation” appreciation at work process. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the American Association of Dental Office Management, the Academy of Dental Management Consultants and the Speaking Consulting Network.

Ryan Vet

Durham, NC

Ryan is a seasoned marketing executive and entrepreneur. His experiences range from start-ups to well-established multi-national, Fortune 500s including Samsung, Bing and Warner Brothers. From launching his first business at age 14 to launching to successfully exiting start-ups, Ryan has been featured in countless publications and has presented to audiences on four different continents around the globe. Now, Ryan is a highly sought after dental consultant and speaker with focus areas in practice growth and patient experience. Ryan writes regularly for dental publications including Dental Economics and is the host of The Dental Experience Podcast (www.TheDentalPodcast.com).

Rachel Wall

RDH, BS, Charlotte, NC

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.

Callie Ward

Cotopaxi, CO

Many dentists today struggle with balancing a great patient experience with running a successful practice. Miscommunications between team, doctor, and patients can break down the relationships leaders work so hard to build. The reality is, losing sight of the connection between leadership and communication often shows up as low case acceptance, no-show appointments, and declining practice performance. If left unattended, frustration sets in, team turnover occurs, and patients may go elsewhere.With over 30+ years in dentistry, I understand how difficult it can be to harmonize patient care with the business side of the practice. As the founder of DASH Dental Consulting, my passion for relationship driven results combined with proven methods and guidance propel practices to unlock deeper levels of fulfillment and success. I am committed to providing the level of authenticity and care you deserve, so you can enjoy your day, thrive with your team, and deliver an unparalleled patient experience.

Dana Watson
FAADOM

Brentwood, TN

Dana is a Fellow of AADOM, and a member of the Academy of Dental Managers & Consultants, as well as the Speaking & Consulting Network. After teaching high school science for ten years, Dana moved to dentistry and has been working in the dental field for almost twenty years. Dana is a speaker, teacher, coach and consultant for the dental practice. She is a certified trainer for the Five Voices of Leadership. Dana enjoys teaching foundations of excellence for the dental team and also enjoys building leaders and liaisons within the dental practice. Dana is also an active practice manager of a dental practice in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.

Carrie Webber

Oklahoma City, OK

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.

Tiffany Wesley
FAADOM

Overland Park KS

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).

Kate Willeford
CPA, PFS

Smyrna, GA

Kate Willeford, CPA, PFS is the owner of the Willeford Group, a firm that uses a very different, multi-disciplinary approach to accounting and profitability consulting focused specifically on creating a substantial impact on the quality of life and income of select, entrepreneurial dentists. Kate is passionate about building quality of life success stories by teaching dentists how to keep what they make: increase profit, reduce taxes, and unlock their numbers.

For over 25 years, Kate’s unique approach has helped dentists define and reach their goals of improved quality of life and the income needed to support it. She is a Personal Financial Planning Specialist (PFS), a specialized financial planning certification that can only be earned by a CPA. Kate is the recent past Vice President of the Academy of Dental CPAs, an organization that represents over 9,000 dentists nationwide, www.adcpa.org. In addition, she is a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, the Speaking and Consulting Network and a contributing author for Dental Economics and many other publications. She also teaches business classes at UNLV.

Starting a decade ago, Kate converted what was originally her Dad’s practice into a virtual Firm and she now has 11 employees working with her from 5 States while working with clients in over 18 States.

Amy Wood
HCISPP, CHSP, CHA

Santa Rosa CA

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.

Jonny Workman
FAADOM

Marianna, FL

Jonny has dedicated over 40 years to the dental profession in various roles. She began her career as a dental assistant, serving both domestically and internationally with the US Army in large dental clinics catering to service members. However, she decided to change her career trajectory and joined the US Navy. There, she excelled and graduated at the top of her class as an Advanced Electronic Warfare Technician (EW). Following her service in the Navy, she returned to the dental field and has since accomplished a successful tenure of over 20 years, overseeing specialty, large group, and general dental practices.

Jonny’s achievements include earning a Fellowship from the American Academy of Dental Office Management (AADOM) and being recognized as one of the top ten Office Managers of the Year in 2016. She has also served as the former President of the SWFL AADOM Chapter. Her expertise in dental office management led to an interview with Dental Products Report Magazine (Nov 2019), where she discussed enhancing claim adjudication and office efficiency through Vyne NEA electronic submissions.

In addition to her management roles, Jonny remains actively engaged in the dental community. She is an esteemed member of SCN, ADMC, APDP, and AADOM, actively participating in these professional organizations. Furthermore, she utilizes her expertise by coaching and delivering impactful speeches and training throughout the United States, inspiring and guiding dental professionals in their careers.

Remaining up to date in the dental arena is of utmost importance to Jonny. She takes pleasure in sharing her knowledge of Eaglesoft, Oryx and leveraging technology to enhance team efficiency. Moreover, she actively collaborates with teams to improve patient experiences and foster cohesive work environments through effective communication. With a wealth of clinical experience and exceptional leadership skills, Jonny brings a comprehensive mindset to team training.

Tiffany Wuebben
RDH

Lebanon, TN

As the Founder and CEO of The Hygienepreneur, Tiffany Wuebben, RDH is a published Author and Speaker and is dedicated to serving the dental community in a big way! Tiffany’s influence empowers the dental team to practice with an “ownership attitude” which leads to better clinical outcomes, higher case acceptance and more productivity for the practice. This solid base starts with mentorship, education and training.

Tiffany is the Author of the 2021 book, “Hygienepreneur: The Dental Hygienist’s Guide to Achieving Career Success & Personal Transformation.” The book outlines twenty-five key lessons for becoming the ultimate dental hygienist, one who provides the highest level of patient care, contributes significantly to practice revenue and gains new insights into mastering their destiny.

With 30 years of dental experience, Tiffany is vested in practice and patient success through the growth and support of a highly profitable hygiene department. She has a unique passion for the field of dentistry and believes in giving back to the profession that has given so much to her. Tiffany is grateful to be able to spread this message to others and provide training and guidance.

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