AADOM Speakers

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Ross Bernstein

The best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books, Ross Bernstein is an award-winning peak performance business speaker who’s keynoted conferences on ALL SEVEN continents for audiences as small as 10 and as large as 10,000. Ross and his books have been featured on thousands of television and radio programs over the years including CNN, ESPN, Bloomberg, Fox News, and “CBS This Morning,” as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today. He’s spent the better part of the past 25 years studying the DNA of championship teams and his program, “The Champion’s Code: Building Relationships Through Life Lessons of Integrity and Accountability from the Sports World to the Business World,” not only illustrates what it takes to become the best of the best, it also explores the fine line between cheating and gamesmanship in sports as it relates to values and integrity in the workplace. As a working member of the media in his home state of Minnesota, Ross has a unique behind the scenes access to all of the local sports franchises in the area, including the Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Wild and Gophers. As such, he spends lots of his time in dugouts, club houses, locker rooms, and press boxes — and it’s here where Ross has met and interviewed thousands of professional athletes over the years. Ross’ program is all about the DNA of what makes champions in sports so unique and how that relates to business. There are reasons certain teams win consistently, whereas others don’t… and he explains why.

Debi Carr

DEBI CARR is recognized as a leader in cyber-security and compliance. She is a Cyber Security and Crisis Consultant, Speaker, and CEO of D K Carr & Associates. She assists private practices in obtaining and maintaining security in their practices, including performing risk analysis and team security awareness training. She also helps doctors navigate through ransomware and other types of cyber-attacks. 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, IAPP, ISC2, ISSA, ISSAC, InfraGard, SCN
and Women of Cyber Security

Angela Davis-Sullivan
Angela is a Dental practice business and development coach. She brings over 30 years of hands-on experience while helping doctors and teams reach their full potential. Angela is also a speaker and educator for dental practices. Her background as an administrator, expanded function dental assistant, new patient coordinator, office manager, and advanced training with dental management systems is invaluable with the day to day operations in a dental office, with the doctor, and with the team.
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.

Katherine Eitel-Belt, CSP

Katherine Eitel Belt, CSP, is Dentistry’s Unscripted Communications Coach! Founder of LionSpeak Communication Coaching, international speaker, author, and performance coach, Katherine is best known for helping professionals develop courageous, unscripted conversations with patients, clients, co-workers, and audiences. Whether communicating from a treatment room, boardroom, or stage, audiences love her simple yet powerful formulas for delivering messages with clarity, courage, and inspiration.

Spotlight-On-Speaking champion, National Speakers Association Certified Speaking Professional, Speaking Consulting Network founding member, past-president of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, faculty instructor for Dental Business Institute and Dental Speakers Institute, recipient of the Linda Miles Spirit Award.

Geri Gottlieb

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.

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.

Colleen Huff, FAADOM
Colleen Huff, FAADOM has been in the dental field for 20+ years. Her dental career began as a Customer Service Rep 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 honed her office skills for about 7 years before taking on the world of office management in 2001. Colleen has been an independent consultant for numerous office throughout the country. She has helped to grow a practice from the ground up as well as re-organize established practices. Colleen is an AADOM member and was the founder/president of the Buffalo/WNY Chapter of AADOM- (D.E.N.T.A.L. Study Group). Colleen achieved her fellowship with AADOM in 2015. She spends her time now growing her own consulting business, The Dental Insurance Coach, working with offices across the country as they navigate the terrain of dental insurance.
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.

Wayne Kerr, DDS

Dr. Kerr 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 has been awarded Fellowship in both the American and International Colleges of Dentistry, as well as the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Additionally, he is a member of the Hinman Dental Society, an Honored Fellow of the Georgia Dental Association, and an Adjunct Associate Professor for the University of Alabama’s School of Dentistry in Birmingham.

Dr. Kerr used his successful small-town practice as a community partner for more than thirty-five years and established a clinic for the indigent in 1994.

He has been recognized by state and local organizations as Dentist, Citizen, Professional, and Small-Business Person of the Year.

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!

Lynne Leggett, FAADOM

Lynne’s diverse experience enables her to have a unique perspective on dentistry and all of its varied components. Lynne has over 25 years of business experience in several industries, including: dentistry, medical, pharmacy, sales, transportation, logistics, and project management.

Lynne received her BS in Business Administration from Mary Washington College with a concentration in Management, Marketing, and Pre-Law.

After realizing a passion for the business of dentistry, Lynne became an active, lifetime member of AADOM (American Association of Dental Office Management) and received her Fellowship in 2011. In 2014, she was honored with membership in ADMC (Academy of Dental Management Consultants) and, in 2015, membership in SCN (Speaking Consulting Network).

Judy Kay Mausolf
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, and Zoe…an “it’s all about me,” seven-pound Yorkie!

Laura Nelson, FAADOM

Laura Nelson, BS, MS, FAADOM has committed years of study to learning how to manage and empower team members and is the founder of Front Office Rocks, the leader in on-demand training for dental practices. Laura witnessed first-hand that continual training was missing in the dental practice and built Front Office Rocks to be a 24/7 virtual resource for dental practices and offers training for the entire team.
Laura has authored hundreds of articles for leading dental publications and has written her own book, “Step Away from the Drill”, that helps dentists discover their purpose and become true leaders of their practice. Laura is an international speaker, a member of many dental and national speaker associations and was recognized as one of Dental Product Report’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry.

Adele Reische

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 35 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 enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with family and friends houseboating, in addition to hunting and fishing with her husband Ken of 37 years.

She is the Director of Member Relations with the Speaking Consulting Network (SCN), and 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 Academy of Dental Office Mangers as well as a Certified Consultant in Employment Law and is the Director of Provider Affiliations with The Allana Smiles Foundation. Allanasmiles.org

Dana Watson, FAADOM

Dana is an AADOM Fellow 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 her husbands dental practice in her home town of Nashville, Tennessee.

Carrie Webber

Carrie Webber is Chief Communications Officer and co-owner of Jameson, a dental management, marketing and hygiene coaching firms that helps dentists and teams become more productive, more profitable and ultimately more fulfilled in their practicing lives. Carrie creates customer service and business development opportunities as well as internal and external marketing initiatives and social media strategies to effectively communicate the Jameson message to the dental profession. Webber is a contributing author to several publications and blogs on the topics of marketing, customer service and business development as well as a popular speaker at dental meetings nationwide. She was named a Leader in CE by Dentistry Today in 2019 and 2020.

Rita Zamora

Rita Zamora is an international speaker and author of the book Get Found, Get Liked, Get Patients – Making the Most of Social Media. She is the founder of Connect90, a customizable social media program helping dentists with content ideas and tools to save time and get better results. A former treatment coordinator, Rita graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing and has over 20 years experience in the business of dentistry.