Dentistry Experts

Expert resources.

Tonya Lanthier

Tonya Lanthier, RDH turned Intra-preneur by founding DentalPost in 2005 when she saw a huge need. DentalPost is the largest online and mobile dental job board hiring resource in the United States serving 850,000 Dental Professionals and 62,000 Dental Offices. She believes in improving lives and teams by using tools and assessments to help dental professionals connect and employers make smarter hires. Her passion is to help teams build strong cultures that excel through metric-based career tools, including assessments for personality types, emotional Intelligence, values, skills, and workplace culture. 

Judy Kay Mausolf

Dental Culture Specialist – helping others get happier and more successful

Judy Kay Mausolf is a speaker, author and dental culture specialist with expertise in helping others get happier and more successful! She coaches dentists and their teams how to become better leaders, communicate effectively, work together better and deliver service with more focus and passion. Judy is the past President of the National Speakers Association (Minnesota Chapter), Director of Sponsoring Partners for the Speaking Consulting Network and a member of the National Speakers Association and Academy of Dental Management Consultants. She has authored three books: “TA-DAH! “Rise & Shine!” and “Delivering W.O.W. Service!”, as well as a contributing author to several dental magazines. Judy publishes a monthly newsletter entitled “Show Your Shine.”

Fred Joyal

Speaker, author, consultant, co-founder of 1-800-DENTIST

Fred Joyal is the co-founder of 1-800-DENTIST, and is the author of two bestselling books, Everything is Marketing: The Ultimate Strategy for Dental Practice Growth, and Becoming Remarkable: How to Create a Dental Practice That Everyone Talks About. Drawing upon his 30+ years of experience in dental consumer marketing, Fred shares marketing strategies and practical techniques that dental practices need to thrive in a competitive and increasingly challenging field. His message focuses on achieving deeper patient relationships while using refined marketing tactics to maximize production from both new and existing patients.

Linda Harvey, MS, RDH, HRM

Nationally recognized healthcare risk management and compliance expert, Linda Harvey assists dentists and teams navigate regulatory requirements. Linda’s real-world experience having worked with offices that have undergone various regulatory and dental board audits can help you navigate these changing times and build a strong foundation for the future. 

She is the founder and President of two compliance-related companies. In addition, Linda was honored to serve as a subject matter consultant for the ADA on three separate occasions. She speaks and consults with dental practices virtually as well as onsite.


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Kevin Henry, IgniteDA

Empowering Dental Assistants through these challenging times.

Janice Hurley

Janice Hurley is referred to as Dentistry’s Resource for Practice Branding.  A noted authority on personal and professional CONFIDENCE she trains teams and speaks on presenting your business in the best light.  Her programs specialize in treatment presentation and optimizing the patient’s experience.   Janice consults and coaches “hands on” to help offices accurately portray their brand.  Dental Hygiene schools use her written protocol standards for both image and effective communication. She is a guest instructor at Midwestern Medical School of Dentistry and received a Lifetime Achievement award from AADOM for her impact on those that serve in the dental world.  Her recent book Dental Image Branding is making a strong impact on patient care and treatment acceptance.

Doug Perry

Expert dental industry resume writer, personal brand coach

Doug Perry is owner of GetHiredRDH and a nationally-recognized resume writer and personal branding coach for dental hygienists. In 2012 he published the book Landing a Great Dental Hygiene Job and has helped thousands of dental hygienists in every state, along with Canada, Norway, Australia, and New Zealand. His website,, is loaded with free tips, techniques, and resources for standing out as a job seeker. And he has extended his marketing services to include coaching and marketing support for other dental industry professionals and entrepreneurs.

Uche Odiatu

Dr Odiatu has a DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine. He is a professional member of the ACSM American College of Sports Medicine, a Certified Personal Trainer (National Strength & Conditioning Association) NSCA and the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals CanFitPro. He is the co-author of  the Miracle of Health (c) 2009 John Wiley (hardcover) & (c) 2015 Harper Collins  & has lectured in Canada, the USA, the Caribbean, the UK and Europe. An invited guest on over 400 TV and radio shows from ABC 20/20, Canada CTV AM, Breakfast TV to Magic Sunday Drum FM in Texas. This high energy health care professional has done over 450 lectures in seven countries over the last 15 years:

  1. Professional Convention Managers Association
  2. American Dental Association 
  3. American Dental Hygienist Association
  4. Canadian Revenue Agency
  5. Great West Life Assurance
  6. Yankee Dental Congress
  7. Academy of General Dentistry
  8. Glaxosmithkline 
  9. Dentistry LIVE in London and more.

Laura Hatch

Laura Hatch is known internationally as the Leader in Dental Front Office Solutions and Training. A keynote speaker, author, and coach, Laura is best known as the founder of Front Office Rocks™, a virtual training platform for dental teams that offers virtual training in all areas of the dental office and teaches the importance exceptional customer service.

Using her unique style and interactive delivery methods, Laura loves to help dental teams learn the systems and methods to achieve unprecedented results. Through this work, she has become a mentor to her clients & her colleagues and in response, she has continued to expand the Front Office Rocks™ program with new and innovative training protocol to help take her dentists and their teams to the next level.

Laura is a best-selling author of her book “Step Away from the Drill” and a member of the National Speaker’s Association, the Speaking Consulting Network, the Academy of Dental Management Consultants and a Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Managers. She is a SCN Spotlight on Speaking 2nd place champion, a Dentistry’s Got Talent speaking winner, and was named one of DPR’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry.

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Christine Brooke

Christine Brooke is the founder of Hygiene by Design — a speaker, writer, and your go-to hygiene coach for inspiring and motivating your team to new levels of performance. Christine is dedicated to supporting you in building a dream team, implementing game-changing strategies and truly creating the practice you love…by design. Christine can be found on Instagram and Facebook and reached by email at

Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH

Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH brings 19 years of experience in dentistry to her roles as an adjunct clinical faculty member at Trident Technical College, clinical educator for TePe Oral Health Care, director of education for O2 Nose Filters, and host of the “A Tale of Two Hygienists” podcast.

Chris Sands, ProFI

Chris Sands focuses on counseling dental business owners as a result of his first-hand experience working in a dental practice. His goal is to help them grow and understand the importance of being fiscally responsible in their business. Chris helps educate doctors about the importance of having accurate business accounting records and a proactive relationship with their CPA to develop tax strategies for both business and personal finances.

Chris is active in the dental industry where he regularly lectures at conferences, study clubs, professional association meetings, and workshops and publishes articles on business and finances in the dental industry.

“More than educating, it’s the empowering of doctors that gets me excited to go to work every day! To own a business is no small task. To own a business without any training of business or finances can be daunting. Bringing doctors into the light when it comes to how things work such as cash flow, debt, interest, accounting metrics, taxes, risk management, etc. is extremely gratifying because I get to witness the lasting impact it has on the improvement of their business and themselves as better business owners and stewards of their finances.”

Chris has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Real Estate and a BBA, Risk Management & Insurance from The University of Georgia. He is also an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA). He is a member of the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants (NSCHBC) and volunteers with National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Dentistry from the Heart and Dentistry for our Vets.


Rachel Wall, RDH, BS

Inspired Hygiene is committed to helping dentists tap into hygiene’s profit potential through coaching, webinars, mastermind groups and more! As founder of Inspired Hygiene, Rachel Wall, RDH, BS serves the dental community as a hygiene consultant and speaker. Passionate about service, Rachel coaches dental teams to build highly productive hygiene departments by creating and implementing systems for high quality periodontal care, enrolling restorative care through hygiene and managing the logistics of a high performance hygiene department. As owner of Inspired Hygiene, Rachel and the Inspired Hygiene team assist dentists to tap into their hygiene profit potential. In addition to private coaching, Rachel draws from her 20-plus years of experience as a hygienist and practice administrator to deliver to-the-point clinical articles and speaking programs. She has spoken for numerous groups and events, including RDH Under One Roof and the AACD Annual Session. Rachel has written for, and been featured in, numerous industry journals including Dentistry Today, Progressive Dentist, RDH, and Hygienetown. She recently received the 2012 Dental Excellence Award from for “Most Effective Dental Hygienist Educator”. Inspired Hygiene’s programs include private in-office coaching, a free weekly e-zine, the Hygiene Profits Mastermind group and the Profitable Perio Online Workshop.

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Jennifer Grace

Celebrity Coach, Author, and catalyst of a tribe of 50K+ women celebrating life, creativity and community

Bryan Laskin, DDS

Bryan Laskin, DDS, operates a successful private dental practice in Wayzata, Minnesota. The practice, named Lake Minnetonka Dental, has a keen focus on efficient, esthetic restorative dentistry. Dr. Laskin is the founder and CEO of OperaDDS suite of communication tools; from secure email and collaboration to intra-office messaging and paperless forms.

Dominika Oprzedek, RDH

Founder and Trainer, Innovative Dental Consulting, Inc.

Dominika has over 16 years of experience in the dental field. During this time she has been a dental assistant, receptionist, office manager, dental hygienist, hygiene manager, dental speaker, dental consultant, and safety compliance trainer. Her experience with all the different aspects of dentistry give her the edge needed to produce your dream dental practice. With such a comprehensive background, and a love for dentistry, Dominika is able to connect with each of your team members because she has personally been in their shoes. Over the course of these years she has been exposed to dozens of dental offices and seen firsthand what works and what doesn’t. She uses her unique set of skills to coach the staff in private practices on how to become a compliant and safety oriented team. She works tirelessly to research the latest and most effective trends in dentistry and would love to work with you in your practice. She is also a DEW and member of the Young Professional Society.

Laurie Owens, CPB, CPC

Director of Medical Billing Education, Devdent

Laurie Owens, CPC, CPB is the Director of Medical Billing Education for Devdent. She brings 18 years of experience educating dental practices on billing medical insurance for dentistry and the techniques to get claims paid. Through on-site training, medical billing for dentistry courses, follow-up consulting, along with Seattle Study Club, ACT Dental, and AADOM lectures, Laurie has assisted dental practices in successfully billing medical insurance to collect benefits that would have otherwise been unclaimed. Her training on medical billing has increased practice revenue and patient satisfaction. Laurie is a member of AADOM, AAOSH, ADMC, AADC, AAOMS, SCN, and AAPC.

David Rice, DDS

Founder/Chief Igniter, IgniteDDS

Founder of the nation’s largest student and new dentist community, igniteDDS, Dr. David Rice travels the world speaking, writing and connecting today’s top young dentists with tomorrow’s most successful dental practices. In addition to igniteDDS, Dr. Rice is editor-in-chief of Dentistry IQ and leads a team-centered, restorative and implant practice in East Amherst, NY. With 27 years of practice in the books, he’s trained at The Pankey Institute, The Dawson Academy, Spear and most prolifically at the school of hard-knocks.

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