AADOM Speakers

So many opportunities to learn from the best leaders in the industry!

Wednesday

Heidi Arndt, RDH, BSDH

Heidi Arndt RDH, BSDH has been working in the dental field for over 18 years. Her experience stretches from working as a treatment coordinator, dental assistant, and practice manager before graduating from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene.

Heidi spent the early part of her career working in private practice and at the Mayo Clinic (Department of Dental Specialties). In 2002, Heidi began working for American Dental Partners, where she was a dental hygiene mentor/coach and was later promoted to Director, Dental Hygiene Development. Heidi managed over $140 million in annual revenue, and led all dental hygiene development activities for American Dental Partners affiliated dental groups (more than 250 practices and 1000 dental hygienists across the entire United States). Heidi created and implemented a mentoring and dental hygiene development curriculum, that improved patient care, created accountability increased hygiene profits exponentially year after year.

In 2011, Heidi launched Enhanced Hygiene. She is dedicated to helping dental groups support the development and enhance the value of their dental hygiene team. Heidi’s coaching and training programs have helped hundreds of practices achieve their long sought after goals – improving leadership, teamwork, organizational systems, patient care, patient service, verbal skills, and the bottom line.

Stephanie Edgmon, RDH

Stephanie Edgmon brings many years of clinical and operational experience along with a passion and commitment to drive results in all areas of the business. Ms.Edgmon has a strong focus and passion on the direction and implementation of all business operations as she has held many operational roles giving her guidance a holistic approach. These roles include: Regional Director of Operations, Senior Director of Operations, and Chief Operating Officer for a multi-unit DSO management organization in the Arizona market.

In her roles she worked directly with the Chief Executive Officer to ensure systems and protocols were successfully in place and establishing the business structure needed to be scalable. Her success can be surrounded by her clinical experience as a dental hygienist which has provided her the ability to look at the dental business in a comprehensive way.
Stephanie grew up in both Grafton, Wisconsin and Gilbert, Arizona. She started her career in the dental field as a dental assistant and later graduated from Rio Salado College with her dental hygiene degree.

Stephanie has a young son, and they appreciate spending as much time together. They also enjoy being outdoors, playing sports, and traveling to new places.

Teresa Duncan, MS, FAADOM

With over 20 years of healthcare experience, Teresa addresses topics such as Insurance Coding, Office Manager Training and Revenue Growth and Protection. She is a Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Management. Her memberships include the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, National Speakers Association and the Academy of Dental Management Consultants. She was recently named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry. Teresa received her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management.

Laura Hatch, FAADOM

Laura Hatch helps dental professionals who want to be better at what they do gain the training they need through online video courses, live seminars, and coaching. With a bachelor’s in human resources and a master’s in organizational leadership, Laura Hatch has committed years of study to learning how to manage and empower team members. Laura partnered with her husband to build and manage two fee-for-service dental practices. Twelve years later, she founded Front Office Rocks, which offers Web-based, on-demand front office training for dental practices. As the leading authority on virtual dental front office training, Laura has developed training methods that consist of established ideas and practical training that can be easily implemented into any office.

Laura has been published in Dental Assisting Digest, Dentaltown, and Dentistry IQ. She is also a fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Managers, a national and international speaker on dental practice management for leading dental authorities, state and local dental societies, study clubs, and an advisor to several companies within the dental community. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and the Speaking Consulting Network. Laura was recognized as one of DPR’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry in 2016.

Thursday

Additional Speaker Information Coming Soon!

Kelly Swanson

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Kelly Swanson is an award-winning storyteller, comedian, motivational speaker, and author of “Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale” and “The Story Formula”. She was a featured entertainer for Holland America Cruise lines, and is a cast member of the upcoming Reality TV Show “The Fashion Hero”. She is also creator of The Story Impact Academy which teaches people in all industries how to harness the power of strategic storytelling to master the art of connection to form stronger teams, more impactful leaders, better customer and patient relationships, stronger sales, and more engaged employees. Laughing the whole way.

Heather Colicchio
Lorie Streeter, CTC, FAADOM

Heather Colicchio is the Founder and President of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM). Heather has brought her background in business management and her unique skills in professional networking to help drive the success of AADOM, the largest professional organization of dental practice management professionals in the country.

In 2003, when Heather was busy owning and operating her successful chain of gourmet cafes (as well as raising a toddler and a newborn), the furthest thing from her mind was starting a dental association but life takes interesting turns sometimes. Through a dentist friend of hers, Heather became aware of a niche in dentistry that was not being filled. There was a lack of resources and education available for dental practice administrators. She casually began putting people in touch to help them fill this need (kind of like a hobby) but her entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and soon AADOM was born. When AADOM reached over 1,000 members in less than two years, Heather sold her cafes to devote herself full-time to AADOM. It is now the largest professional association for dental management teams in the country, with over 4,000 members and host of the country’s largest dental office management conference.

 

As the Vice President of AADOM, Lorie’s role is to strategically build programs and relationships that create awareness of the AADOM mission and benefits to its members. Lorie’s rich history in dentistry, marketing, sponsor relations (for the last ten years), and office management allows her the unique perspective of working with not only the companies who help sponsor education and programs but also the practice administrators and what is best for their growth and development.

“As an office manager for 12 years, I have walked in your shoes. I would have given anything to have had a support system like the one AADOM provides for you – I was truly on an island.”

Lorie also owns , StreeterBuilt Coaching and Consulting, LLC. Her dental career spans 28 years, 12 of which were spent working in a dental practice. In 2015 Lorie was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report magazine.

Lorie lives in Washington with her husband. She is an accomplished musician and songwriter who has performed nationwide and has opened for Rascal Flatts, Marty Stuart, Tracy Byrd, and Collin Raye. Lorie is also passionate about wellness and the mind-body connection. Check her out on YouTube. This is a song that Lorie and her son Rhett wrote about people living with chronic illness; it is now featured as the theme song for the Oral Cancer Cause.

 

MIke Buckner

Mike Buckner has been working in the Dental Technology Field for 7 years. He was a Business Development Executive for Solutionreach for several years where he oversaw the strategic relationships and partnerships for the Dental market. After that, he spent some time as a Director of Business Development for Dental Intel where he spoke at various study clubs and major meetings teaching the importance of, and explaining how to understand certain Key Performance Indicators within a dental practice. He is currently a Business Development Executive for Weave. He continues to speak at various dental meetings, teaching about the latest technology to improve overall Practice Management. He just doubled his family size in December with the addition of twin boys that keep him on his toes.

Danelle Canales

Danelle Canales combines humor and professionalism in her training and strives to help clients use our software to efficiently meet their practice management needs. Danelle holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. She has refined her leadership skills as an officer in the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.

In 2007, Danelle joined Carestream Dental as a Certified Trainer of CS SoftDent. She works closely with the technical support, development, and implementation teams to ensure our software and processes are up-to-date and meet our clients’ needs. When she is not training, Danelle enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons.

Mary Horvath

Mary’s background includes over 40 years spent in the dental industry. She has a Clinical, Administrative and Consulting background, in which she has been actively involved with Insurance, Clinical and Dental Management Seminars.

Over the last 19 years she has worked with Patterson Dental in positions such as Regional Training Advisor, Regional Technology Manager, and presently as the National Corporate Technology Advisor, overseeing all regions with Eaglesoft and digital products. Mary has been very active as a Practice Masters’ Seminar presenter for over 17 years.

She resides in North Carolina and has two grown daughters living one town over in North Carolina. Her lifetime joys are her 3 grandchildren, Brayden, Kendall and Kinley, all living in North Carolina.

 

Alex Nudel

Alex Nudel, founder at RevenueWell, has more than 20 years of experience as a recognized dental industry speaker, practice growth specialist, successful practice owner, and digital entrepreneur. As a dental practice owner he realized the need for an easy way to handle the routine communications associated with attracting new patients, increasing production, and creating a WOW! experience for his patients. He founded RevenueWell to meet those needs, freeing the doctor and staff to focus on what they do best: serving the patient.

Marsha Pilgrim

Marsha, 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 received her dental assisting training while serving in the US Navy. Being trained as a chairside assistant didn’t prepare her for running the front desk for her husband’s new practice. It was given to her after the previous office manager quit and took the funds from the office checking account. After contacting local offices and not receiving help on how to submit insurance claims and create billing statements from ledger cards, she went on a hunt for information thru continuing education courses. She still attends CE courses to keep her up to date on the latest in dentistry. Marsha maintains a working knowledge of daily dental office activities and issues by continuing to work in her husband’s dental practice.

She has spent over 10 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 20 years and is a certified trainer for Dentrix for the past 10 years.

Marsha is a Certified Consultant in Employment Law Compliance and Integrated Performance Management with Bent Ericksen & Associates, member of The Speaking Consulting Network (SCN), Academy of Dental Management Consultants (ADMC), and a lifetime member of the American Association of Office Management (AADOM).

Miranda Reed

Miranda Reed has over 23 years of experience in the dental profession. She has worked as a dental assistant and an office manager, and she was also a certified Dentrix trainer for over 13 years. Her many years of experience and extensive knowledge help her identify opportunities for improvement within any dental practice. Miranda currently provides customized Dentrix coaching and training services as a practice development specialist with Henry Schein Practice Solutions.

Jeri Sorenson

Jeri Sorenson is a Henry Schein Practice Solutions representative and Dentrix practice development specialist. She has over 30 years of experience working in the dental industry, including being a dental assistant, continuing care coordinator, business administrator, software trainer and practice management consultant. She has a passion for Dentrix and its ability to help offices increase their efficiency, be as paperless as they want to be and grow their business by utilizing the intuitive analysis tools within the software. She has accumulated a wealth of industry and product specific knowledge over the years and brings that experience to her presentations.

Deana Zost, FAADOM

Deana is a Regional Territory Manager for RevenueWell with over 26 years in dentistry. She is a Fellow in AADOM & a founding member of the Dallas/Ft. Worth AADOM Chapter. In 2015, Deana was a Patterson Scholarship winner to the AADOM National Conference & a 2015 Practice Administrator of the Year nominee. She is a contributor of educational content for the AADOM eCampus. She is a member of the Speakers Consulting Network and has been published in the AADOM Oberserver & DewLife Magazine. She can be heard on podcasts with Gary Takacs, Dr. Howard Farran, and Ignite DA’s webinar series with Kevin Henry. The fuel behind Deana’s energy is to empower dental team members to continually elevate & realize their value by combining education & networking.

Friday

More Friday Speakers Being Added Soon!

Lois Banta

Lois Banta is CEO, President and Founder of Banta Consulting, Inc., a company that specializes in all aspects of dental practice management. Lois has over 37 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 ADMC, ADAA, NSA and AADPA.

Brad Barbera

Brad Barbera is an author, speaker, trainer, and consultant in strategy, innovation, and mission-focused teamwork. His book Keep Innovation Simple – Lead with Clarity and Focus in a World of Constant Change, brings evidence-based principles to organizational effectiveness, while actually making the reading of a business book entertaining. Brad has been bringing his experience and research to leaders of businesses and nonprofits for nearly three decades. He is a certified New Product Development Professional (NPDP) and is Editor-in-Chief of Visions Magazine.

He’s also a proud father of two, competitive stair climber, and a moderately competent chess player.

Kristen Brown

Kristen Brown was named one of the top 20 trailblazers in the meetings industry by Meetings Today magazine because her programs are entertaining and actionable. She motivates people to be high-performers, embrace win-win leadership, and provide top-notch sales and service. After 15 years in traditional corporate leadership roles, she started her business after she was widowed unexpectedly with a 10-month old baby during the economic collapse and a challenging job situation.

Some past speaking clients include Association of Legal Administrators, Retail Value Chain Federation, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Vikings, nursing associations, healthcare companies, international corporations, and more. She has been seen on national media sharing insights from her bestselling books and in-depth research including Live with Kelly, HLN, Fox, Forbes, Psychology Today, Working Mother, and more.

She lives in Minneapolis with her daughter and will do just about anything for bacon or an extra hour of sleep. Plus she loves going to the dentist! To learn more, visit KristenBrownPresents.com

Susan Gunn

Susan​ ​definitely​ ​has​ ​a​ ​wild,​ ​crazy,​ ​fun​ ​side​ ​but​ ​she​ ​is​ ​very​ ​serious​ ​about​ ​the financial​ ​organization​ ​of​ ​dental​ ​practices.​ ​​ ​An​ ​Advanced​ ​QuickBooks​ ​ProAdvisor​ ​& a​ ​Certified​ ​Fraud​ ​Examiner,​ ​she​ ​has​ ​helped​ ​practices​ ​organize​ ​and​ ​keep​ ​their revenue​ ​for​ ​over​ ​twenty​ ​years.

Having​ ​written​ ​38​ ​books​ ​and​ ​a​ ​nationally​ ​recognized​ ​speaker,​ ​Susan​ ​has​ ​been appointed​ ​as​ ​an​ ​American​ ​Dental​ ​Association​ ​Consultant​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Council​ ​for 2016-2017,​ ​recognized​ ​since​ ​2005​ ​as​ ​A​ ​Leader​ ​In​ ​Consulting​ ​by​ ​Dentistry​ ​Today Magazine​ ​and​ ​named​ ​an​ ​American​ ​Dental​ ​Association​ ​Financial​ ​Matter​ ​Expert​ ​and a​ ​Guidelines​ ​for​ ​Practice​ ​Success​ ​Expert.​ ​​ ​Susan​ ​lives​ ​in​ ​her​ ​hometown,​ ​Arlington, TX.

Debra Englehardt-Nash

Debra Engelhardt-Nash has been in dentistry over 30 years.  She has presented workshops nationally and internationally for numerous study groups and organizations.  She is a repeat presenter for the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  She has written for a number of dental publications and has been honored twice as author of the year for her contributions to dental journals. Debra was also an instructor for the Central Piedmont Community College Dental Assisting Program and a guest instructor for Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, the University of Minnesota and Oregon Health Sciences University.

She is a founding member and served two terms as President of the National Academy of Dental Management Consultants currently serving again as President of that organization.  Debra is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration and Speakers Consulting Network. She serves on the Practice Management Advisory board for the American Dental Association.

Debra has been listed in Dentistry Today as a Leader in Continuing Dental Education and Dental Consulting. In 2008, Debra was awarded the American Dental Assistants Association highest honor – The Distinguished Service Award. She was also honored by in 2014 as Top 25 Women in Dentistry and the 2015 recipient of the Gordon Christensen Outstanding Lecturer Award.

 

Ginny Hegarty, SPHR

Ginny Hegarty is a Dental Practice Management Strategist, Speaker, Author and Coach passionate about helping dental professionals create their next level of success and a practice they love.

Ginny is the President of Dental Practice Development, Inc. providing practice management and team development services to dentistry since 1997. Ginny 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!] She is a Past-President of The Academy of Dental Management Consultants. Ginny’s new book is PIVOT, Practice Leadership Redefined.

Janice Hurley

Janice Hurley is Dentistry’s Image Expert on personal presence and professional success.

Attendees to her courses have described her as profoundly articulate, gracefully charismatic and powerfully entertaining. She has been honored for more than ten years as one of the top speakers in dentistry by Dentistry Today.

A noted authority on treatment presentation and effective in office systems, Janice consults and coaches “hands on” and through articles published in Dental Economics, Dentistry Today, The Progressive Dentist, and others. Even dental hygiene schools use her written protocol standards for both image and effective communication. She knows what it takes to project professional excellence and confidence so others feel it instantly, her goal is for everyone to use their professional energy for personal success.
Janice’s energy is contagious and audiences inevitably leave raving fans and ready to reenergize their lives, and their practices. Janice has been a featured speaker with the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meetings, Yankee Dental Congress, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, American Association of Endodontists, Philips Sonicare, Academy of Dental CPAs , Henry Schein, and many, many more.

Cathy Jameson, PhD

Cathy Jameson is the founder of Jameson Management, an international dental management, marketing and hygiene coaching firm. The Jameson Method of Management, developed by Cathy, offers proven management and marketing systems for helping organizations improve their workflow and efficiency in a positive, forward thinking culture. Cathy earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from the
University of Nebraska at Omaha and then a Master’s Degree in psychology from Goddard College. She received her doctorate from Walden University.

Cathy has been named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry as well as being the recipient of the second Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Dental Office Management in 2014.

She considers herself a life long learner and encourages those around her to be in a constant state of study, growth and action. She is the author of several books, including her latest title, Creating a Healthy Work Environment.

Fred Joyal

Fred Joyal is the founder and president of 1-800-DENTIST, and author of two best-selling dental marketing books, Everything is Marketing and the newly released Becoming Remarkable. As the industry’s foremost expert on dental consumer marketing, Fred has lectured at dental tradeshows nationwide and is a regular contributor to various print and online publications. Fred writes a dental marketing blog at GoAskFred.com, where he posts weekly with new ideas and changes and in marketing, social media and the dental world.

Tonya Lanthier

Tonya Lanthier is the founder and CEO of DentalPost, the premier online and mobile dental job board and community. The dental tooth duchess entrepreneur is passionate about improving lives and helping dental professionals build teams that excel by using data to make smarter hires. She is an uber connector and optimist that loves adventure – a true MavHERick.

Due to a traumatic childhood bicycle accident, Tonya knew at a young age that dentistry would be her chosen path. In 2005, while practicting as an RDH and struggling to begin a family, Tonya started DentalPost. Dental professionals utilize DentalPost to connect and make better job choices and hiring decisions using data. Tonya is now a mother of twin fourteen-year old girls, and has grown the company into a networking community for more than 750,000 dental professionals and 47,000 dental offices. DentalPost has made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies three years in a row.

Tonya, a native of Atlanta, is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a supporter of AACD’s Give Back a Smile program and a volunteer at several charitable organizations including Georgia Mission of Mercy and Ben Mansell Clinic. She is a board member of the Oral Cancer Cause and Dental Entrepreneur Women. Tonya speaks at popular dental conferences sharing her story and how to build winning teams. She also speaks to dental hygiene students, and coaches dentists and dental professionals on culture and careers.

Shannon Mackey

Shannon Mackey is the Co-Founder and Marketing Maven of Roadside Dental Marketing, a leading provider of websites and marketing for the top dentists throughout the country. With more than 20 years of real-world experience in high-performing practices, her energetic love of marketing is a driving force behind Roadside’s practical solutions for successful dental practices.

Google makes approximately 500-600 changes to its algorithm each year, which means the realm of online marketing never sits still – and neither does Shannon. Shannon coaches and trains top multi-disciplinary practices to implement simple, step-by-step strategies that result in increased new patients, referrals, reviews, and rankings. Her infectious enthusiasm and out-of-the-box approach have led Roadside to the top of the dental website design and marketing field.

Judy Kay Mausolf

Judy Kay Mausolf, owner, and president of Practice Solutions Inc. is a dental practice management coach, speaker, and author. She coaches dental teams who want to be better leaders, work together better, deliver service with more passion and fun and ultimately grow their practice.

She does this by developing leadership, broadening mindsets, elevating attitude, strengthening communication and developing skills to build happy, healthy and high performing doctor/team/patient relationships!

Judy Kay is Past President, National Speakers Association Minnesota Chapter, a member of the National Speakers Association, Academy of Dental Management Consultants, and Director of Sponsoring Partners for the Speaking Consulting Network. She is the author of two books; “TA-DAH! Get Happy in 5 Seconds or Less” and “Rise & Shine; An Evolutionary Journey to Get Out of Your Way and On Your Way to Success,” and a contributing author for many dental publications.

Dave Monahan

Dave Monahan is the CEO of Kleer and has a passion for creating technology-enabled businesses that improve people’s lives. Prior to joining Kleer, Dave served as the President and CEO of FitLinxx, a leader in the wearables market, where he created simple, affordable and connected wearable devices for the medical and sports markets. FitLinxx devices enabled patients to monitor and manage chronic conditions and athletes to monitor and improve their performance. FitLinxx partnered with over 50 leading fitness and health companies to embed Fitlinxx devices and data platform into customized applications.

While at Microsoft from 1999 to 2006, Dave developed new product, market and partnering strategies that helped Microsoft and thousands of Microsoft partners enter new markets and grow.

Dave is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Loyola University, and resides in the Greater Philadelphia area. Dave is married and has 3 children, ages 12, 14 and 16. When Dave is not coaching or supporting his kids’ activities, he finds time to exercise, travel and play any sport or competitive activity that he or his friends can dream up.

Mark Murphy

Mark is the Principal of FunktionalTracker.com, Lead Faculty for Clinical Education at ProSomnus Sleep Technologies, serves on the Guest Faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy and Michigan Schools of Dentistry and as a Regular Presenter on Business Development, Practice Management and Leadership at the Pankey Institute.

He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Pankey Institute, National Association of Dental Laboratories, the Identalloy Council, the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology, St. Vincent DePaul’s Dental Center and the Dental Advisor.

He lectures internationally on Leadership, Practice Management, Communication, Case Acceptance, Planning, Occlusion, Sleep and TMD. He has a knack for presenting pertinent information in an entertaining manner.

Theresa Narantic

Theresa has been in the dental industry for over 35 years and has focused exclusively on the growth and success of dental businesses. Beginning a well-traveled career beginning as a dental assistant, financial coordinator and multi-office manager, coupled with academic understanding of the business environment, Theresa has been extremely successful in assisting dental practices initiate and/or strengthen their businesses. An authentic understanding of clinical, administrative and comprehensive business has allowed audiences to derive comprehensive understanding of pertinent industry topics in general and specialty dental practices. She is a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants and Speaking Consulting Network.

Whitney Speir

With more than 15 years in marketing and design, Whitney is the Marketing Director for Roadside and has a passion for helping dental professionals learn how to implement simple strategies that get BIG results – more patients and more revenue!

A self-described “marketing nerd” (glasses and all!), Whitney’s top goal is to help Roadside’s clients get TONS of patients by means of powerful marketing strategies and dental websites.

Kelly Swanson

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Kelly Swanson is an award-winning storyteller, comedian, motivational speaker, and author of “Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale” and “The Story Formula”. She was a featured entertainer for Holland America Cruise lines, and is a cast member of the upcoming Reality TV Show “The Fashion Hero”. She is also creator of The Story Impact Academy which teaches people in all industries how to harness the power of strategic storytelling to master the art of connection to form stronger teams, more impactful leaders, better customer and patient relationships, stronger sales, and more engaged employees. Laughing the whole way.

Kurt Tullar, J.D.

Kurt Tullar is an HR Advisor and a licensed attorney with over 10 years experience as a litigator and compliance officer. Kurt spends his days helping CEDR members understand the many ways in which employment laws impact HR policies and providing guidance to successfully resolve workplace problems.

Dana Watson, FAADOM

Dana is a Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Management and a member of the Academy of Dental Management 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 over fifteen years. She is the owner of Distinction Dental Management Systems and enjoys teaching foundations of excellence for the dental team and building leaders and liaisons within the dental practice. Dana is also an active practice manager of a dental practice in her home town of Nashville, Tennessee.

Saturday

More Saturday Speakers Being Added Soon!

Lois Banta

Lois Banta is CEO, President and Founder of Banta Consulting, Inc., a company that specializes in all aspects of dental practice management. Lois has over 37 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 ADMC, ADAA, NSA and AADPA.

Brad Barbera

Brad Barbera is an author, speaker, trainer, and consultant in strategy, innovation, and mission-focused teamwork. His book Keep Innovation Simple – Lead with Clarity and Focus in a World of Constant Change, brings evidence-based principles to organizational effectiveness, while actually making the reading of a business book entertaining. Brad has been bringing his experience and research to leaders of businesses and nonprofits for nearly three decades. He is a certified New Product Development Professional (NPDP) and is Editor-in-Chief of Visions Magazine.

He’s also a proud father of two, competitive stair climber, and a moderately competent chess player.

Bruce Bernstein

Bruce Bernstein, Vice President of Global Sales for Launch Loyalty, has been a dental plan industry leader for more than 16 years. He began his career in provider network management learning each aspect of building and maintaining industry-leading, proprietary dental networks. Bruce then spent time in the marketing department before moving into his current global sales role.
Several years ago, he began working with corporate dental groups to build fully customized private-labeled discount plans that increase patient loyalty and treatment acceptance. In addition to building programs from the ground up, Bruce has also helped several clients develop strategies to enhance and revamp their existing programs. Bruce plays an integral role in the ongoing development of the Launch Loyalty platform.

Tom Clark

Tom Clark is founder of Banyan (formerly Social Dental), a health tech company. Tom created the industry’s only HIPAA-compliant patient photo and review sharing app to help doctors grow their practices by building trusted relationships with patients. Previously, Tom was president and CEO of WhiteCap Dental Solutions, where he disrupted the dental implant industry’s dependence on field sales by selling directly to dentists. Under Tom’s leadership, WhiteCap achieved a three-year growth rate of 625%, hitting #734 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies. When he’s not building businesses, Tom enjoys spending time with his family and boating.

Teresa Duncan, MS, FAADOM

With over 20 years of healthcare experience, Teresa addresses topics such as Insurance Coding, Office Manager Training and Revenue Growth and Protection. She is a Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Management. Her memberships include the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, National Speakers Association and the Academy of Dental Management Consultants. She was recently named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry. Teresa received her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management.

Jeff Gladnick

Jeff Gladnick is the founder and CEO of Great Dental Websites, a digital marketing agency for dental practices of all stripes and the creator of a dental website software platform that makes building a dental website and marketing it easier, faster, and less expensive. He comes from a family of 8 Dentists, and has worked in marketing for over 15 years, and his company has worked with over 600 practices, in 5 countries, on 3 continents.

Susan Gunn

Susan​ ​definitely​ ​has​ ​a​ ​wild,​ ​crazy,​ ​fun​ ​side​ ​but​ ​she​ ​is​ ​very​ ​serious​ ​about​ ​the financial​ ​organization​ ​of​ ​dental​ ​practices.​ ​​ ​An​ ​Advanced​ ​QuickBooks​ ​ProAdvisor​ ​& a​ ​Certified​ ​Fraud​ ​Examiner,​ ​she​ ​has​ ​helped​ ​practices​ ​organize​ ​and​ ​keep​ ​their revenue​ ​for​ ​over​ ​twenty​ ​years.

Having​ ​written​ ​38​ ​books​ ​and​ ​a​ ​nationally​ ​recognized​ ​speaker,​ ​Susan​ ​has​ ​been appointed​ ​as​ ​an​ ​American​ ​Dental​ ​Association​ ​Consultant​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Council​ ​for 2016-2017,​ ​recognized​ ​since​ ​2005​ ​as​ ​A​ ​Leader​ ​In​ ​Consulting​ ​by​ ​Dentistry​ ​Today Magazine​ ​and​ ​named​ ​an​ ​American​ ​Dental​ ​Association​ ​Financial​ ​Matter​ ​Expert​ ​and a​ ​Guidelines​ ​for​ ​Practice​ ​Success​ ​Expert.​ ​​ ​Susan​ ​lives​ ​in​ ​her​ ​hometown,​ ​Arlington, TX.

Laura Hatch, FAADOM

Laura Hatch helps dental professionals who want to be better at what they do gain the training they need through online video courses, live seminars, and coaching. With a bachelor’s in human resources and a master’s in organizational leadership, Laura Hatch has committed years of study to learning how to manage and empower team members. Laura partnered with her husband to build and manage two fee-for-service dental practices. Twelve years later, she founded Front Office Rocks, which offers Web-based, on-demand front office training for dental practices. As the leading authority on virtual dental front office training, Laura has developed training methods that consist of established ideas and practical training that can be easily implemented into any office.

Laura has been published in Dental Assisting Digest, Dentaltown, and Dentistry IQ. She is also a fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Managers, a national and international speaker on dental practice management for leading dental authorities, state and local dental societies, study clubs, and an advisor to several companies within the dental community. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and the Speaking Consulting Network. Laura was recognized as one of DPR’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry in 2016.

Ginny Hegarty, SPHR

Ginny Hegarty is a Dental Practice Management Strategist, Speaker, Author and Coach passionate about helping dental professionals create their next level of success and a practice they love.

Ginny is the President of Dental Practice Development, Inc. providing practice management and team development services to dentistry since 1997. Ginny 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!] She is a Past-President of The Academy of Dental Management Consultants. Ginny’s new book is PIVOT, Practice Leadership Redefined.

Janice Hurley

Janice Hurley is Dentistry’s Image Expert on personal presence and professional success.

Attendees to her courses have described her as profoundly articulate, gracefully charismatic and powerfully entertaining. She has been honored for more than ten years as one of the top speakers in dentistry by Dentistry Today.

A noted authority on treatment presentation and effective in office systems, Janice consults and coaches “hands on” and through articles published in Dental Economics, Dentistry Today, The Progressive Dentist, and others. Even dental hygiene schools use her written protocol standards for both image and effective communication. She knows what it takes to project professional excellence and confidence so others feel it instantly, her goal is for everyone to use their professional energy for personal success.
Janice’s energy is contagious and audiences inevitably leave raving fans and ready to reenergize their lives, and their practices. Janice has been a featured speaker with the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meetings, Yankee Dental Congress, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, American Association of Endodontists, Philips Sonicare, Academy of Dental CPAs , Henry Schein, and many, many more.

Amy Logan Parrish

Amy Logan Parrish is the Chief Development Officer at Jameson. In her role, Amy is responsible for the strategic operations of the organization. She oversees the development of the company’s educational and training programs, as well as developing engaging, productive partnerships.

Weston Lunsford

As CEO of Dental Intelligence, Weston oversees the direction of the company and its products. He manages the company’s revenue growth, strategic vision, and future expansion plans. He also dedicates a large part of his time to being directly involved with our clients, both dentists and practice team members, in order to fully understand their needs, wants and experiences with Dental Intelligence’s products and solutions.

Judy Kay Mausolf

Judy Kay Mausolf, owner, and president of Practice Solutions Inc. is a dental practice management coach, speaker, and author. She coaches dental teams who want to be better leaders, work together better, deliver service with more passion and fun and ultimately grow their practice.

She does this by developing leadership, broadening mindsets, elevating attitude, strengthening communication and developing skills to build happy, healthy and high performing doctor/team/patient relationships!

Judy Kay is Past President, National Speakers Association Minnesota Chapter, a member of the National Speakers Association, Academy of Dental Management Consultants, and Director of Sponsoring Partners for the Speaking Consulting Network. She is the author of two books; “TA-DAH! Get Happy in 5 Seconds or Less” and “Rise & Shine; An Evolutionary Journey to Get Out of Your Way and On Your Way to Success,” and a contributing author for many dental publications.

Mark Murphy

Mark is the Principal of FunktionalTracker.com, Lead Faculty for Clinical Education at ProSomnus Sleep Technologies, serves on the Guest Faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy and Michigan Schools of Dentistry and as a Regular Presenter on Business Development, Practice Management and Leadership at the Pankey Institute.

He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Pankey Institute, National Association of Dental Laboratories, the Identalloy Council, the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology, St. Vincent DePaul’s Dental Center and the Dental Advisor.

He lectures internationally on Leadership, Practice Management, Communication, Case Acceptance, Planning, Occlusion, Sleep and TMD. He has a knack for presenting pertinent information in an entertaining manner.

Theresa Narantic

Theresa has been in the dental industry for over 35 years and has focused exclusively on the growth and success of dental businesses. Beginning a well-traveled career beginning as a dental assistant, financial coordinator and multi-office manager, coupled with academic understanding of the business environment, Theresa has been extremely successful in assisting dental practices initiate and/or strengthen their businesses. An authentic understanding of clinical, administrative and comprehensive business has allowed audiences to derive comprehensive understanding of pertinent industry topics in general and specialty dental practices. She is a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants and Speaking Consulting Network.

Emily Vines

Emily Vines, Business Development Specialist, plays an integral role on the Launch Loyalty sales team. Emily attended Texas State University and graduated from the McCoy College of Business where she developed a passion for marketing, strategic initiatives and many aspects of the business world. Her focus and passionate drive for success makes her a valuable asset to our growing team.

As Business Development Specialist, Emily is dedicated to helping dental offices create and launch successful in-house plans. Her goal is to ensure each new plan that we create perfectly fits each of her client’s needs and provides profitability for their practice. Emily enjoys helping dental offices find their full potential by creating custom in-house plans.

Dana Watson, FAADOM

Dana is a Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Management and a member of the Academy of Dental Management 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 over fifteen years. She is the owner of Distinction Dental Management Systems and enjoys teaching foundations of excellence for the dental team and building leaders and liaisons within the dental practice. Dana is also an active practice manager of a dental practice in her home town of Nashville, Tennessee.

Rick Willeford, MBA, CPA, CFP

Raymond F. “Rick” Willeford, MBA, CPA, CFP was one of the first Dental CPAs 40 years ago. However, he is also an Electrical Engineer from Georgia Tech and the developer of DentaMetrix—a professional strength data extraction and dashboard software. Rick has always been interested in increasing a practice’s top line revenues, and he has a unique combination of knowledge in cutting edge technologies, along with deep experience and understanding of the business and practice management side of dentistry.