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Friday Morning: Educational Sessions

Kelly Swanson
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.

You. Your Story. Make an Impact! The Deep Dive

Speaker: Kelly Swanson

Now that you’ve traveled through the power of story and learned why it matters to your dental offices, let’s talk about HOW to do it.

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.

Spouses and partners face unique challenges as it’s hard to leave work at the office. What happens when your doctor follows you home?!

Mark Murphy, DDS
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.

Leadership Lessons for Dental Teams

Speaker: Mark Murphy, DDS

The dental teams that are most successful have strong leadership at every level. From vision, through planning and onto the execution and implementation, there is alignment and congruence that supports high performance.

Judy Kay Mausolf
Judy Kay Mausolf is a speaker, author and dental practice culture cultivator with expertise in helping others get happier and more successful! She coaches teams how to grow their practices by becoming better leaders, working together better and delivering 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, member of the National Speakers Association and Academy of Dental Management Consultants.

Tackle Crickets, Complainers & Clock Watchers!

Speaker: Judy Kay Mausolf

Are you frustrated with wasting time on negative and ineffective team meetings? You know the kind I am talking about! Everyone is watching the clock and just can’t wait for the meeting to end including you.

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.

From Start-Up to Build-Up

Speaker: Theresa Narantic

In this course, we will take an analytic look at the process of starting a dental practice, what works and how to magnify it. The basics of starting a successful practice are the same principles applied to building up an established dental practice.

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.

Why Would Anyone Want to Visit YOUR Dental Office

Speaker: Brad Barbera

Learn how to create a great experience for your customers, without adding costs, without working harder, and without sacrificing the actual health care that you provide.

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.


Speaker: Ginny Hegarty, SPHR

Your people are either your best competitive advantage or they are the red lights and speed bumps that slow you down and keep you spinning your wheels, struggling to reach your goals.

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.

General Dentistry Forum LIVE!

Facilitated by: Dana Watson, FAADOM

The nation’s largest live networking event for dental management professionals. The live version of one of AADOM’s most valued benefits, the members only forum!

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.

The Other Half of the Software Equation QuickBooks Essentials

Speaker: Susan Gunn

It’s time to address the other half of your practice’s accounting: QuickBooks. You received training on the practice software but you’ve been winging it on QuickBooks. No worries. Help is right around the corner. Fret no longer.

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.

The Secrets of Total Team Scheduling

Speaker: Lois Banta

Spend a few hours, and take away the many keys for a better bottom line for the life of your practice! It seems so simple, but it’s not. In reality you’ve got…last minute cancellations…procedures that take longer than expected…grumpy patients in the reception room…grumpier staff members blaming each other (or the dentist).

Specialty Network Chairs
We’re excited to have our own AADOM Specialty Network Chairs facilitate this session. Meet Cindy Galbreath, FAADOM, Traicee Stafford, FAADOM, Andrea Bowlin, FAADOM, Tammy Coleman, FAADOM, Michael Cruz, FAADOM, Lisa Holing, Courtney Roberts, FAADOM and Trish Lewis-Clark, FAADOM.

Specialty Practice Forum LIVE!

Facilitated by: Specialty Network Chairs

The nation’s largest live networking event for dental management professionals. The live version of one of AADOM’s most valued benefits, the members only forum – specifically for Specialty Practices!

Friday Afternoon: Sponsored Educational Sessions

More Courses Coming Soon!

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

The Happy Hour Effect: 5 Power Shots to Minimize Stress and Maximize Time

Speaker: Kristen Brown

You’re a smart, successful dental industry professional who has what it takes to drive success for yourself and build positive relationships with your patients, co-workers, and community. But you also face the ongoing stress of growing your practice, providing top-notch service, staying up-to-date on regulations, managing multiple locations, ensuring your patient base is happy, streamlining systems and processes, communicating with your team, and making time for your personal life. Whew!

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.

Revolutionize Your Front Desk

Speaker: Fred Joyal

Join Fred Joyal, co-founder of Futuredontics® and 1-800-DENTIST®, for an in-depth look at the innovative technologies and best practices that are revolutionizing front desk operations.

Debra Engelhardt-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.

The Upside of Dentistry - Your Role in Dental Market Trends

Speaker: Debra Engelhardt-Nash

The significance of Dental Teams in all aspects of the dental marketplace continues to rise in all current types of dental environments. Whether you work in a private practice, group, DSO, or franchise it is critical to learn the current and growing trends in the industry and how they apply to patient care and related services.

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.

How’d You Manage THAT? Actionable Strategies to Reduce Drama, Build Rapport, and Get What You Need from Your Team AND Your Boss

Speaker: Kurt Tullar

Have you ever known another manager or practice administrator who seemed to have it all together? Their practice is drama free, boasts a high-functioning, happy team and great production levels, and has a fully supportive boss. Particularly after a challenging day, you may feel that’s an impossible feat to achieve!

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.

Creating a Healthy Work Environment

Speaker: Cathy Jameson, PhD

Your practice cannot operate or reach its full potential without a dynamic, productive team. This engaging and informative course allows each participant to take a deep look at his/her role in the practice as well as examining the business and where it is going.

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.

Supercharge Your Dental Team - The Latest Techniques for Making Your Best Hires

Speaker: Tonya Lanthier

Tonya Lanthier, CEO of DentalPost.net, draws on her 20 years of experience in the dental industry and her highly data-driven job search website to teach the best approach to establishing a dynamic practice culture that attracts the best team members and creates an environment where patients can’t resist recommending the practice.

Shannon Mackey Whitney Speir
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.

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.

Create Your Marketing DREAM TEAM “What, I don’t have to do it all?” Nope!

Speakers: Shannon Mackey and Whitney Speir

With all the things on your to-do list from day to day, marketing tasks can easily get back-burnered. But marketing doesn’t have to be on your shoulders alone – we’ll show you how to get your team to think like promoters every single day.

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.

Increasing the Value of Your Practice without Adding New Patients

Speaker: Dave Monahan

Dental Practices often believe getting new patients in the door is essential for growth. However, attracting new patients is an expensive, time consuming, and often unsuccessful process. Practices are learning what other industries have known for some time. It’s much easier and more cost-effective to grow by selling more services to your existing patient base.
But how?