Practice Management & Development:
Carrie Webber is Chief Communications Officer and co-owner of Jameson, a dental management, marketing and hygiene coaching firm 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 leadership as well as a popular speaker for dental meetings nationwide.
Dr. Matthew Krieger graduated from New Jersey Dental School in 1998. He started his practice in 2003 from scratch and built it to a full-time practice in just one year. Despite one of our country’s most significant recessions, Dr. Krieger has collected more than one million dollars, in 3.5 days per week, in each of the last six years, with 30% growth. Last year he collected over $1,500,000. He has maintained an overhead of 57%, and has done all of this while participating with PPO Insurance plans. He is the founder and CEO of Million Dollar PPO, a dental practice management coaching and consulting firm. He lectures on practice management, CAD/CAM dentistry, and is a highly effective clinical/efficiency coach. He is an active member of the ADA, AGD, AACD, ACE, and the Crown Council and earned over 600 hours in continuing education in all aspects of clinical dentistry and practice management.
Douglas Sligting is the founder and CEO of Dental Branding. He has devoted more than 25 years to marketing and the past 10 he has focused exclusively on helping dentists compete and thrive as the dental industry changes. He loves working with the dental industry and has an invested desire to help dentists take control of their future. He has lectured on practice marketing for nearly 10 years. Prior to focusing on the dental industry, Douglas provided marketing and branding services to such clients as Costco, Wal Mart, 3Com and Henry Schein. He has extensive experience in implementing correct marketing strategies and is proud to bring sophisticated and strategic marketing principles to dentists in an approachable way.
Katherine Eitel Belt is Dentistry’s Communication Coach! International speaker, author, and coach in the US, Canada, and the UK, Katherine is best known for helping professionals develop unscripted, consistently exceptional telephone and client communication skills, personal and professional greatness, and intuitive team leadership as well as train-the-trainer and executive speaker’s programs. With 30 years of experience, her revolutionary training company, LionSpeak, helps hundreds of dental, veterinary, and discretionary healthcare practices and corporate sales / executive teams achieve extraordinary results by communicating with greater clarity and inspiration. Her Lion Camp Leadership Experience in San Diego is the premier team retreat for professionals and healthcare teams nationwide. Katherine has consulted with companies such as CareCredit, Philips Oral Healthcare, Sirona Cerec, Henry Schein, Patterson Dental, LuLaRoe Fashion, and the Berecz Law Firm.
Katherine is an Spotlight-On-Speaking champion, National Speaker’s Association member, Speaking Consulting Network board member, past-president of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, and recipient of the prestigious Linda Miles Spirit Award for contributions to the dental industry.
Ali Oromchian, J.D., LL.M. is one of the nation’s leading dental lawyers on topics relevant to dentists. His clients seek his advice on practice acquisitions and sales, creation of corporations and partnerships, associate contracts, estate planning, employment law matters, office leasing and state board defense. He’s the founder of Dental and Medical Counsel P.C. law firm which is regarded as one of the preeminent dental law firms devoted to dental entrepreneurs.
He also founded HR for Health, winner of the prestigious 2016 Best of Class Award, which is the leader in providing web-based human resources solutions and advice for dentists ensuring HR compliance for dental practices, protecting them from employment law risks. HR for Health provides solutions including automated workflows for employment documentation required for compliance, customized employee handbooks, performance management tools backed by metrics, strategic time and attendance tracking, real-time benefits tracking, recurring task management, a cloud-based document vault and access to health care focused on HR specialists & HR attorneys.
Mr. Oromchian is recognized as an exceptional speaker and educator that simplifies complex legal topics and has lectured extensively throughout the United States, including to the American Dental Associations, California Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists, among other.
He is also a frequent guest lecturer at local dental societies and study groups. He is frequently quoted and has written articles for the California Dental Associations, Progressive Dentist, Progressive Orthodontists, and The New Dentist magazines.
Mr. Oromchian is a member of the California and District of Columbia Bar.
Dr. Charles Blair is dentistry’s leading authority on insurance coding strategies, fee positioning, and strategic planning. He has individually consulted with thousands of practices, helping them identify and implement new strategies for increasing legitimate reimbursement. Dr. Blair’s extensive background and expertise makes him uniquely qualified to share his wealth of knowledge with the dental profession. A widely-read and highly-respected author and publisher, he currently offers several publications, Coding with Confidence, Administration with Confidence, Medical Dental Cross Coding with Confidence and the Insurance Solutions Newsletter. Also through his expertise, he founded www.practicebooster.com which optimizes insurance administration and aids in maximizing reimbursement. He holds degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Mathematics and Dental Surgery.
Dr. Susan Maples leads a successful, insurance independent Total Health Dental practice in Holt, Michigan.
She brings preventive and restorative dental expertise, a passion for mouth-body total health, a master’s degree in business/marketing, and 30+ years of experience in private practice.
In 2012 Susan was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry and one of the Top 8 Innovators (otherwise known as “disruptors”) in Dentistry.
In 2016 Susan received the Lucy Hobbs Mentor Award.
She is the author of BlabberMouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You To Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life,
She is the developer of the Hands-On Learning Lab™ kit , an interactional science-based learning program for dental patients and SelfScreen.net, an educational screening tool for patients and clinicians to uncover signs of illness such as Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes, Obstructive Sleep Airway Disorders, Acid Reflux, and Chronic Systemic Inflammation.
Susan is also co-investigator in an award-winning diabetes research study entitled Diabetes Detection in the Dental Office.
Her latest development is for YOU and it’s called Total Health University. It’s a complete online learning curriculum for dental teams to develop a Total Health Dental Practice of your own, exclusively distributed through Henry Schein.