AADOM Speakers

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

Wednesday

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.

Ali Edwards, JD

Ali Edwards is Chief Counsel and a co-owner at CEDR HR Solutions. A former litigator, Ali has been a practicing attorney for over 17 years in Arizona, specializing in employment law, management strategy, and litigation avoidance. Her passion is empowering doctors and managers to successfully navigate employee challenges. CEDR provides customized employment handbooks and critical employer guidance and support to thousands of dental and medical offices nationwide.

Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards is the CEO and co-founder of CEDR HR Solutions, a leading provider of on-demand HR support for dental practices of all sizes and specialties across the United States.
With over 25 years of experience as a manager and business owner, Paul is well-known throughout the dental community for his expertise when it comes to solving HR issues that impact dental practice owners and managers. He specializes in helping dentists successfully handle employee issues and safely navigate the complex and ever-changing employment labor law landscapes through his company’s customized employee handbooks and support center.
Paul is the author of HR Base Camp, a blog and podcast channel for dentists and healthcare providers. He is also a featured writer for The Profitable Dentist, Dentistry IQ, and Dentaltown. He is a contributor to the ADA’s GPS program and regularly speaks at dental seminars, conferences and CE courses across the country, including the Greater New York Dental Meeting, Yankee Dental Conference, DOCS Education, AADOM and more.

Tami Evans

The Human Exclamation Point, Tami Evans, shares innovative communication and leadership tools motivating corporations, associations and organizations with her energy, passion, and humor creating an engaging, interactive and unforgettable experience for audiences. With both corporate and entrepreneurial experience, an MFA in performance, a background in communication and design, she firmly believes laughter is a vital part of learning and living. Her relatable keynotes ignite a positive workplace while they celebrate participants, engage and empower employees, create communication cohesion, boost confidence and bust stress. On the Board of Directors for the National Speakers Association and past President of NSA – NYC.

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.

Cindy Ishimoto

Cindy Ishimoto is passionate about cultivating self-directed leaders. Her audiences learn that they CAN make a change and grow as professionals and leaders.

With 35 years of speaking experience and dental consulting in all types of practices she is well known for her expertise in the business, financial management, motivational and team building systems of the practice.

Cindy’s enthusiasm, expertise and energy make her one of the most influential speakers and consultants in dentistry today. Cindy understands that repetition is the key to learning, and her creative presentations ensure this happens.

Cindy is an active member of ADMC, AADOM, and the ADAA. Cindy has been named a Consulting Leader by Dentistry Today from 2006-2018.

Christine Taxin

Christine Taxin’s workshop and lecture attendees benefit from her expertise in advanced dental billing, dental to medical cross-coding, administrative and wellness systems. Her company, Links2Success, is approved as a PACE continuing education provider through the Academy of General Dentistry.

Prior to starting her own management consulting company, Christine worked for a large New York City hospital as administrator of a critical department, managed an extensive practice and worked with Coaching Solutions and Dynamic Administrators consulting companies. She has trained in management at LVI. She has been awarded “Leader in Consulting” for the past four years in Dentistry Today.

Christine serves as an adjunct professor at the New York University (NYU) Dental School and Resident Programs for New York City Programs. Christine will also begin teaching coding at Harvard Dental School.

Dana Watson, FAADOM

Dana and Dr. Terry Watson are a dentist/spouse duo that have learned to embrace the 24/7 lifestyle that accompanies co-owning a business and working together in the dental office while raising a family. Dana left her love of teaching high school science to join Dr. Watson as a full time administrator in 2002. The two started speaking together in 2007 when they entered and won an international contest for marketing and practice growth. Since that time they have found a real passion in helping doctors and spouses find that balance, and help support one another’s roles in the practice. Dr. Watson is a busy cosmetic dentist in Nashville, Tennessee. He now takes a more active role in management, as Dana is growing as a speaker, trainer and consultant. Dana is the founder and CEO of Distinction Dental Management Systems. The two are excited for this new adventure called Married to Dentistry ™, which offers speaking, coaching and retreat options for dentists and spouses working together in the dental office. Dana has the greatest affinity and heart for the dental spouse, which make up the majority of her clients. Dr. Watson loves to mentor and coach doctors on flipping their mental switch to allow them to be better leaders of the practice and grow a loyal and engaged dental team. This fun and engaging program is designed to help you see you are not alone in the challenges of balancing your work-life together.

Terry Watson, DDS

Dana and Dr. Terry Watson are a dentist/spouse duo that have learned to embrace the 24/7 lifestyle that accompanies co-owning a business and working together in the dental office while raising a family. Dana left her love of teaching high school science to join Dr. Watson as a full time administrator in 2002. The two started speaking together in 2007 when they entered and won an international contest for marketing and practice growth. Since that time they have found a real passion in helping doctors and spouses find that balance, and help support one another’s roles in the practice. Dr. Watson is a busy cosmetic dentist in Nashville, Tennessee. He now takes a more active role in management, as Dana is growing as a speaker, trainer and consultant. Dana is the founder and CEO of Distinction Dental Management Systems. The two are excited for this new adventure called Married to Dentistry ™, which offers speaking, coaching and retreat options for dentists and spouses working together in the dental office. Dana has the greatest affinity and heart for the dental spouse, which make up the majority of her clients. Dr. Watson loves to mentor and coach doctors on flipping their mental switch to allow them to be better leaders of the practice and grow a loyal and engaged dental team. This fun and engaging program is designed to help you see you are not alone in the challenges of balancing your work-life together.

Thursday

Additional Speaker Information Coming Soon!

Tami Evans - Keynote Speaker

The Human Exclamation Point, Tami Evans, shares innovative communication and leadership tools motivating corporations, associations and organizations with her energy, passion, and humor creating an engaging, interactive and unforgettable experience for audiences. With both corporate and entrepreneurial experience, an MFA in performance, a background in communication and design, she firmly believes laughter is a vital part of learning and living. Her relatable keynotes ignite a positive workplace while they celebrate participants, engage and empower employees, create communication cohesion, boost confidence and bust stress. On the Board of Directors for the National Speakers Association and past President of NSA – NYC.

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.

Rosemary Bray

Rosemary Bray, spent more than 30 years employed in the dental profession, both in clinical and administrative roles, with experience in general dentistry, periodontics and her last 17 years in Orthodontics – all in San Diego.

She left her quality, fun Orthodontic practice in 1998 to begin her self employment as a speaker and consultant in Orthodontics and Dentistry and she is now proudly celebrating her 50th anniversary in teeth! Yes, that was 50 years!

Rosemary has lectured and worked on every continent except Antarctica (penguins must not care about teeth) and in all 50 of the United States, on behalf of the AAO, Orthodontic companies, numerous state and local dental societies, Ortho and dental study groups, in-office consulting and for her own workshops and seminars. She is the founder of the very popular annual Ortho Camp seminar on the beaches of Mexico which came to a terrific happy conclusion in Cancun after 12 successful years!

She was very honored to have been the Staff Program Co-Chair for the AAO Annual Session in Chicago in 2011 and has been an AAO speaker for now 25 consecutive years. She has spoken at many prestigious dental meetings as well, including numerous times at the Hinman, Chicago Mid-Winter, Star of the North and of the South, the AAPD, the Yankee Dental, the CDA and the ADA.

TEETH have taken her around the world to teach. She has truly “Been There and Done That” in her Orthodontic and Dental Career!

Dana Moss

Dana Moss, founder of PPO Dental Consulting, LLC, is a dental business coach with a focus on front office systems. She is a money finder, practice builder, and team motivator. Her clients report increased patient retention and case acceptance, lowered accounts receivable and speedy insurance claims payment. Dana has refined the fundamental solutions for developing a successful and lucrative practice.

In addition to consulting in dental practices, Dana has worked as a front office coordinator, insurance specialist, practice administrator and as a registered dental assistant. Her years of experience in leading PPO practices bring firsthand knowledge of what it takes to be profitable. Dana’s presentations share the technology that is needed, language skills to promote, and systems to ensure a successful business.

Friday

More Friday Speakers Being Added Soon!

Katherine Eitel Belt

Katherine Eitel Belt is Dentistry’s Communication Coach! International speaker, author, and coach in the US, Canada, and UK, Katherine’s known for helping professionals develop unscripted, exceptional telephone and client communication skills, personal and professional greatness, as well as train-the-trainer and executive speaker’s programs. Her company, LionSpeak, helps practices, teams and executives achieve extraordinary results by communicating with greater clarity and inspiration. She’s consulted with CareCredit, Philips Oral Healthcare, Sirona Cerec, Henry Schein, eAssist, and Patterson Dental. Spotlight-On-Speaking champion, National Speaker’s Association member, Speaking Consulting Network board member, past-president Academy of Dental Management Consultants, recipient of the Linda Miles Spirit Award.

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.

Tami Evans - Keynote Speaker

The Human Exclamation Point, Tami Evans, shares innovative communication and leadership tools motivating corporations, associations and organizations with her energy, passion, and humor creating an engaging, interactive and unforgettable experience for audiences. With both corporate and entrepreneurial experience, an MFA in performance, a background in communication and design, she firmly believes laughter is a vital part of learning and living. Her relatable keynotes ignite a positive workplace while they celebrate participants, engage and empower employees, create communication cohesion, boost confidence and bust stress. On the Board of Directors for the National Speakers Association and past President of NSA – NYC.

Kevin Henry

With more than 16 years in the dental publishing industry, Kevin Henry is the former group editorial director for Dental Products Report and managing editor for Dental Economics. 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 country, 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.

Tija Hunter, CDA

Tija was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report Magazine; 2015. She is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) where she holds the honor of Master, is former Vice President (2017) and sits on national counsels. Tija is an editorial board member for Dental Products Report Magazine, contributor to Dental Products Report, Dental Assisting Digest, and Dental Economics Magazines. She is founder of the Dental Assistants Study Club of St. Louis. She is the director of the Dental Careers Institute with five locations in the United States. Tija is also the author of six CE study courses. She is a national speaker and is a certified trainer in nitrous oxide in several states. Her passion is education and equipping dental teams with the knowledge to grow.

Roger Levin, DDS

Considered one of the most dynamic speakers in dentistry, Dr. Roger P. Levin is a third generation general dentist and the Founder and CEO of Levin Group, Inc., the premier dental management and marketing consulting firm in North America.

A regular contributor to the Journal of the American Dental Association, Dr. Levin has authored 68 books and published more than 4,000 articles.

Dr. Levin has been named one of the “Leaders in Dental Consulting” by Dentistry Today magazine for the past 12 years. He recently received the Dental Excellence award given by DrBiCuspid.com for Best Practice Management Consultant.

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.

Penny Reed

Penny Reed is a speaker, coach, and author of the book Growing Your Dental Business. She coaches dentists and their teams increase their performance and create an office culture where the entire team looks forward to coming to work.

Penny began has been coaching dentists and their teams since 1994. She has been named a Leader in Dental Consulting by Dentistry Today, from 2007 to 2017. She is a member of the Speaking Consulting Network, National Speakers’ Association, and the American Association of Dental Office Managers.

Penny lives in Tennessee with her husband Rob and is the proud mom of Brooke and Savanah.

Courtney Roberts, FAADOM

Courtney is a 13+ year veteran of the dental field and in 2014 she earned the distinction of Fellow by the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM). She was a nominee for the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Practice Administrator of the Year Award and AADOM has honored Courtney with the Practice Manager of Distinction Award 3 years in a row.

In 2016 Dental Product Reports named Courtney as one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry and she is a member of the Speaking Consulting Network and AADOM’s Speaker/Consultant Alliance. Courtney has authored practice management articles and has been featured in national publications including DentistryIQ, Dental Assisting Digest, and The Observer.

She has continued her passion of dentistry by becoming an AADOM Ambassador, an AADOM Lifetime Member, and she also serves as the designated chairperson for the AADOM Endodontic Specialty Network. Courtney is also on the board of directors for AADOM’s San Diego Chapter for Dental Office Managers Study Club.

Jennifer Schultz

Jennifer Schultz has spent over 20 years working in and with dental practices as a hygienist, trainer and consultant. Jennifer has always been passionate about efficiency and productivity, and founded Virtual Dental Office to help practices save time on insurance training and tasks. Jennifer then developed The Achievement Blueprint, an online communication and productivity system that helps individuals and teams get things done and accomplish their goals more quickly.

Saturday

More Saturday Speakers Being Added Soon!

Roger Levin, DDS

Considered one of the most dynamic speakers in dentistry, Dr. Roger P. Levin is a third generation general dentist and the Founder and CEO of Levin Group, Inc., the premier dental management and marketing consulting firm in North America.

A regular contributor to the Journal of the American Dental Association, Dr. Levin has authored 68 books and published more than 4,000 articles.

Dr. Levin has been named one of the “Leaders in Dental Consulting” by Dentistry Today magazine for the past 12 years. He recently received the Dental Excellence award given by DrBiCuspid.com for Best Practice Management Consultant.

Rachel Wall, RDH, BS

Drawing from more than 25 years of experience as a clinical hygienist and hygiene profitability coach, Rachel helps dentists and their teams elevate hygiene services and systems while increasing profitability and career satisfaction. As an international speaker and owner of Inspired Hygiene, she has presented for numerous organizations, including the Yankee Dental Congress, ADA, Hinman and Chicago Midwinter. 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.

Tija Hunter, CDA

Tija was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report Magazine; 2015. She is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) where she holds the honor of Master, is former Vice President (2017) and sits on national counsels. Tija is an editorial board member for Dental Products Report Magazine, contributor to Dental Products Report, Dental Assisting Digest, and Dental Economics Magazines. She is founder of the Dental Assistants Study Club of St. Louis. She is the director of the Dental Careers Institute with five locations in the United States. Tija is also the author of six CE study courses. She is a national speaker and is a certified trainer in nitrous oxide in several states. Her passion is education and equipping dental teams with the knowledge to grow.

Cindy Ishimoto

Cindy Ishimoto is passionate about cultivating self-directed leaders. Her audiences learn that they CAN make a change and grow as professionals and leaders.

With 35 years of speaking experience and dental consulting in all types of practices she is well known for her expertise in the business, financial management, motivational and team building systems of the practice.

Cindy’s enthusiasm, expertise and energy make her one of the most influential speakers and consultants in dentistry today. Cindy understands that repetition is the key to learning, and her creative presentations ensure this happens.

Cindy is an active member of ADMC, AADOM, and the ADAA. Cindy has been named a Consulting Leader by Dentistry Today from 2006-2018.

Katherine Eitel Belt

Katherine Eitel Belt is Dentistry’s Communication Coach! International speaker, author, and coach in the US, Canada, and UK, Katherine’s known for helping professionals develop unscripted, exceptional telephone and client communication skills, personal and professional greatness, as well as train-the-trainer and executive speaker’s programs. Her company, LionSpeak, helps practices, teams and executives achieve extraordinary results by communicating with greater clarity and inspiration. She’s consulted with CareCredit, Philips Oral Healthcare, Sirona Cerec, Henry Schein, eAssist, and Patterson Dental. Spotlight-On-Speaking champion, National Speaker’s Association member, Speaking Consulting Network board member, past-president Academy of Dental Management Consultants, recipient of the Linda Miles Spirit Award.

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.

Tonya Burns

Tonya Burns has dedicated her professional life to the dental community! Her career started over 20 years ago, as a dental assistant and has progressed to Practice Management Consulting at the national level. She has a beautiful family, including her husband Eric and their daughters Delaney and Hadlee. She is active in her community, serving on the local youth soccer board, lake fireworks fundraising committee and as Director of New Members & Sponsors with her local AADOM chapter.

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. Helping dental practices organize and succeed is her top priority! Her love of Pediatric Dentistry has driven her to form Complete Dental Practice Consulting. Pediatric Dentistry is a dynamic of its own and does not follow the rules of other specialties. Her 12 years of experience, in Pediatric Dentistry and Consulting, makes her the perfect option to grow any team!