Speakers For The 2020 Conference

Welcome! The lineup for this conference is astounding – making this a can’t miss event!

Meet the Speakers

We have gathered some of the most forward-thinking Dentists and Industry Leaders to share their remarkable knowledge, providing attendees with the latest and greatest systems and strategies that they can implement in their practice.

Bio:

Dave Sanderson is the President of his firm, Dave Sanderson Speaks International based out of Charlotte, NC. On January 15, 2009, Dave was one of the last passengers off the plane that crashed into the Hudson River, best known as The Miracle on the Hudson, considered to be the most successful ditching in aviation History. He has built a career as a motivational speaker, mentor and author. Recently named one of the top 100 Leadership Speakers in 2018 in Inc.com, Dave averages over 100 speeches a year for major corporations across the world.

In his presentations, he shares and teaches “The 12 Principals for Business Success,” precepts that enabled him to become a top producer in some of the largest sales organizations in the world, and ultimately enabled him to survive the plane crash. In addition to being a top sales producer, he was Director of Security for internationally-renowned speaker, Tony Robbins.

Dave has spoken at countless fundraisers that have raised approximately $14M for the American Red Cross. He continues to donate his speaker services to the organization as an expression of gratitude for the care he received from the first person he saw after he was rescued and transferred to land in New Jersey: A Red Cross volunteer with a blanket.

His book, Moments Matter, details the lessons learned from the Miracle on the Hudson and how to take a potentially tragic experience, what he calls ‘you own personal plane crash’ and turn it into an opportunity to survive and “create your own flight plan”.

Dave hosts a radio show, “Moments Matter with Dave Sanderson” which airs every Monday at 11am EST on Contact Talk Radio, IHeartRadio, and has a podcast that is heard weekly on C-Suite Radio. He also hosts an Amazon Daily Flash Briefing, “Dave Sanderson: Declassified” every weekday, sharing lessons and strategies from the top individuals in their field of expertise. He “declassifies” key strategies these successful leaders took to go from being excellent in their respective field to being “outstanding”.

In his TEDx talk, Bouncing Back, Dave shares strategies on how to grow from your own “personal plane crash”, in order to thrive, a new area of research that AARP profiled Dave on, known as PTGS (Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome).

He is a faculty member with Dominique Wilkins, Don Barden, Brittany Tucker and Steve Nedvidek at the Leadership Mindset Series based in Atlanta, GA. Dave knows that a true leader understands that support from others can provide the tools needed to be an even stronger role model. In his exclusive group IMPACT, Dave helps his team grow in their leadership skills with proximity to like-minded, focused servant-leaders they will learn to impact others in their lives emotionally, financially, spiritually and physically. He has recently rolled out an online course, Cultivating Personal Leadership, in which Dave shares the best strategies he has learned from some of the greatest leaders he personally met, studied under, and implemented in his life to become a top producer, sought out speaker, author, and entrepreneur.

With a BBA in International Business, he began his professional career in restaurant management, and went on to work as a National Sales Manager for ADP; Management Consultant for KPMG, Senior Vice-President of Sales for Genesis 10; Application Sales Manager for Oracle, and Security Director for Robbins Research International, Inc., An Anthony Robbins Company.

He lives with Terri, his wife of 30 years and his four children – Chelsey, Colleen, Courtney and Chance – in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dave Speaks On The Following Topics

  • Empowerment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Faith/Inspiration
  • Leadership
  • Personal Development
  • Teamwork/Team Building
  • Vision/Purpose
  • Survivor Guilt
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Dave Sanderson

Key Note Speaker

Bio:
In 2012, Dan Johnson and his brother, Dr. Ben Johnson, began their first dental practice. After frustrations and hurdles, the brothers formulated systems and strategies  that grew their start-up with 4 dental ops into a multi-million dollar practice with 3 locations. They turned collections of $60k a month into $300k a month in just four short years. Under Dan’s coaching in conjunction with the stool principle, Acre Wood Dental increased their new patients per month from 20 to 300. As an expert in his field, Dan’s mission is to give dentists the tools to invigorate their practice and take control of their future.

Dan’s proven principles will equip you and your staff with the instruments to advance beyond a current state, grasp opportunities, and establish YOUR successful practice. Start the journey to monetize your practice today!  

Three Legged Stool Theory: 
Successful practices capitalize on strategic planning in accordance with the core elements of  the Three Legged Stool. To achieve balance and coordination in your practice you need three essential elements: human capital, space and equipment, and marketing. The biggest hindrance for offices is the disparity between their extravagant goals and current resources. Rejuvenate yourself, your staff, and your practice while monetizing your passions!

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Dan Johnson

Topic:
Three Legged Stool Theory

Bio:
After graduating from Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Dr. Ben Johnson purchased Acre Wood Dental’s first location in 2012. With the expert marketing strategies from his brother, Dan Johnson, Dr. Ben Johnson expanded his one office practice into a three office practice earning over $3.6 million a year in collections. Through the process, Dr. Ben Johnson has crafted proven and manageable techniques to recreate his multi-practice model. The three elements of his model include overseeing growth, tracking net worth, and managing stress. Dr. Johnson’s mission is to help budding dentists, tried-and-true practitioners, office managers, and dental stakeholders achieve the success he has cultivated through his multi-practice model. He strives to help dentists, just like him, attain the financial freedom and success of owning multiple dental practices.


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Dr. Benjamin Johnson

Topic:
Growth, Skills & Strategy

Bio:
After working as an associate for a few years following graduation, Dr. Chad Latino decided to start his own practice from scratch. Dr. Chad Latino began working 12 hours a day and 4.5 days per week with virtually no vacation time. After soon becoming overworked, underpaid, and burned out he began to realize that the situation did not align with the life he dreamt about in dental school. Over the next 10 years, he gathered knowledge from numerous consultants, books,  and marketers. By compiling a well-rounded team in conjunction with implementing efficient, strategic systems Chad constructed the Key Components to run a successful and profitable dental practice. Today, he is thriving in a solo million dollar practice while only seeing patients 132 days per year. Now, that is something they don’t teach in dental school! Don’t spend 10 years learning how to do this! Dr. Latino will teach you the essentials that can give your practice amazing results in a short amount of time.  

Key Components of What Every Office Needs:
Practice success radiates from the core staff and procedures to patients and reputation.  Without proper procedures, personnel, and poinpointed targets, external marketing efforts will not generate high returns. To establish and maintain higher collections and consistent new patients, arrange your staff and resources to capitalize on internal marketing strengths. Whether you own a multi-office practice or a singular practice, understanding the key components to run internal operations is paramount to external marketing success.

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Dr. Chad Latino DDS

Topic:
Key Components of What Every Office Needs

Bio:
Dan Romance is a national speaker that has been educating successful Dentists for the past four years.  Dan represents Tax Saving Professionals, a highly specialized tax consulting firm located in Vero Beach, FL.   Dan’s work in the Dental community has enabled hundreds of Dentists to retain millions of dollars of their income.  His team of highly trained CPA’s, Tax Attorney’s and Enrolled Agents provide a sophisticated management of the Tax Code that helps Dentists to take advantage of the many deductions they are entitled to.  They work with your current CPA and do not replace them.

Dan has been a featured speaker at the New Orleans Dental Convention.  In 2018 year he was invited back for the second time to offer a 5-hour, two-part CE presentation.  He has also been a featured speaker at this year’s Rocky Mountain Dental Convention in Denver.  Recent speaking engagements have brought Dan to Park City, UT, Tempe, AZ, Vancouver, WA, Chicago, IL, Pensacola, FL, Baton Rouge, LA, Springfield, MO and Atlanta, GA.  2019 engagements will bring Dan to New York, North Carolina and Orlando.

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Dan Romance

Topic:
A Proven Way for Dentists to Pay Less Taxes

Bio:
Executive Consultant Tilt365
Enterprise Solutions Partner
Master Tilt Consultant

Amanda Davis is a highly skilled executive consultant with more than 25 years of professional leadership and management experience. As a hospitality veteran she has held numerous senior leadership positions within major hotel corporations.

Most recently she served as the Director of Culture and Communications for Embassy Suites by Hilton brand. Amanda was responsible for conceptualizing the strategic brand positioning and delivering a world class, award winning culture among more than 20,000 team members that reinforced the brand’s value proposition and high-quality service standards.

Throughout her career Amanda has successfully created and implemented innovative, brand wide platform programs in the areas of leadership development, service delivery excellence, problem resolution, team member recognition and corporate responsibility.

After her successes with Hilton, Amanda launched her own consulting firm, specializing in the development and implementation of strategies and programs that improve operational performance and efficiencies through leadership development, customer service excellence and team training.

Tilt 365 recognized Amanda’s thought leadership and brought her onboard as the Enterprise Solutions Consultant. Having worked with Tilt365’s founder in the early years of The Virtues Project (the earliest version of the Tilt365 framework), she embodies the concepts naturally from years of practical use. She has utilized the Tilt foundations throughout her career to help organizations and individuals reach their full potential. Her expertise brings a unique blend of creativity and business savvy that challenges the status quo.

Amanda is relentless in her pursuit to deliver exceptional experiences and incomparable value to internal and external stakeholders. She has a true passion for evoking enthusiasm and designing solutions to help clients reach their goals.

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Amanda Davis

Topic: 
Creating an Agile Workforce…The Missing Piece

Bio:

Since 2003, Jake has sold, marketed and consulted in various industries including hospitality, home services, SaaS, VoC market research and dentistry. He has conducted call handling trainings and group seminars for over a decade, and is currently the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at DentalMarketing.net(founded in 2009), and a co-founder of their sister company, Gargle, Inc(founded in 2018), where he trains and mentors other marketing professionals responsible for helping dental practices achieve their new patient and production goals. In the past decade they have mailed over 200 million postcards, scored over 2 million new patient phone calls, and consulted more than 4,500 dentists nationwide on marketing strategies. Jake is also a member of the leadership team with the non-profit organization, The Dental Experts Network(also known as DEN) where he trains and mentors dental consultants on Direct Mail best practices. 

Jake is uniquely able to offer you a deep understanding of how to successfully add quality new patients with – 

  • Online reviews
  • Website conversion
  • Google+ page
  • Google local search box
  • Internal marketing campaigns including scripting and handouts
  • Pay-per-click campaigns
  • Search engine optimization
  • Dental IQ cost of dental services by region
  • Much, much more.  

Start getting more quality patients without spending more money!

Direct Mail is Still Relevant in 2019
Learn why dental direct mail postcards are still relevant and effective in dentistry.

The core topics will include:  Direct Mail Pitfalls and Design Best Practices, How to Properly Target New Patients and Make Your Phone Ring More Consistently,  How to Control the Variables of a Mailing to Find Success, Learn What Questions to Ask When Seeking out a Direct Mail Solution and Learn How to Increase Conversion Rates on New Patient Calls. You’ll also learn about mitigating the risk of direct mail with a 100% money back guarantee!

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Jake Goates

Topic: 
Direct Mail is Still Relevant in 2019

Bio:
Chief Operations Officer
Gilleard Dental Marketing

Sherry Engen is the Chief Operations Officer for Gilleard Dental Marketing, a leading dental marketing company that specializes in increasing high-production cases for their clients, such as dental implants, same-day hybrid dentures, cosmetic dentistry, full-mouth reconstruction, orthodontics, periodontal treatment and more. In today’s highly competitive market, Gilleard has found a way to make any dentist stand out in their community through the use of their proprietary services. Sherry oversees all aspects of the marketing cycle including sales, customized marketing research and surveys, information collection, tailored marketing strategy, layout, copywriting, design, printing and distribution.

Sherry started out in the dental field more than 45 years ago, first as a receptionist and dental assistant prior to getting her dental hygiene degree. She knows the inner workings of a dental office from all angles. She then joined forces with a dentist in Northern California and helped establish a successful dental consulting business, while personally consulting with hundreds of dentists across the country.

Specializing in PR and marketing for the last 30 years, Sherry has followed the changing tide of dental marketing to the highly competitive field it has become today. That’s why she has a passion for the unique services offered by Gilleard Dental Marketing as she knows they bring unparalleled results and the testimonials from client after client prove this to be true.

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Sherry Engen

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Register Today!

Seats are limited! So, be sure to reserve your spot. You can’t afford to not hear these world-class speakers!

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Sponsors

If you’d like to get involved and help support the event, please sign up here.

Dave Sanderson

Key Note Speaker

Bio:

Dave Sanderson is the President of his firm, Dave Sanderson Speaks International based out of Charlotte, NC. On January 15, 2009, Dave was one of the last passengers off the plane that crashed into the Hudson River, best known as The Miracle on the Hudson, considered to be the most successful ditching in aviation History. He has built a career as a motivational speaker, mentor and author. Recently named one of the top 100 Leadership Speakers in 2018 in Inc.com, Dave averages over 100 speeches a year for major corporations across the world.

In his presentations, he shares and teaches “The 12 Principals for Business Success,” precepts that enabled him to become a top producer in some of the largest sales organizations in the world, and ultimately enabled him to survive the plane crash. In addition to being a top sales producer, he was Director of Security for internationally-renowned speaker, Tony Robbins.

Dave has spoken at countless fundraisers that have raised approximately $14M for the American Red Cross. He continues to donate his speaker services to the organization as an expression of gratitude for the care he received from the first person he saw after he was rescued and transferred to land in New Jersey: A Red Cross volunteer with a blanket.

His book, Moments Matter, details the lessons learned from the Miracle on the Hudson and how to take a potentially tragic experience, what he calls ‘you own personal plane crash’ and turn it into an opportunity to survive and “create your own flight plan”.

Dave hosts a radio show, “Moments Matter with Dave Sanderson” which airs every Monday at 11am EST on Contact Talk Radio, IHeartRadio, and has a podcast that is heard weekly on C-Suite Radio. He also hosts an Amazon Daily Flash Briefing, “Dave Sanderson: Declassified” every weekday, sharing lessons and strategies from the top individuals in their field of expertise. He “declassifies” key strategies these successful leaders took to go from being excellent in their respective field to being “outstanding”.

In his TEDx talk, Bouncing Back, Dave shares strategies on how to grow from your own “personal plane crash”, in order to thrive, a new area of research that AARP profiled Dave on, known as PTGS (Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome).

He is a faculty member with Dominique Wilkins, Don Barden, Brittany Tucker and Steve Nedvidek at the Leadership Mindset Series based in Atlanta, GA. Dave knows that a true leader understands that support from others can provide the tools needed to be an even stronger role model. In his exclusive group IMPACT, Dave helps his team grow in their leadership skills with proximity to like-minded, focused servant-leaders they will learn to impact others in their lives emotionally, financially, spiritually and physically. He has recently rolled out an online course, Cultivating Personal Leadership, in which Dave shares the best strategies he has learned from some of the greatest leaders he personally met, studied under, and implemented in his life to become a top producer, sought out speaker, author, and entrepreneur.

With a BBA in International Business, he began his professional career in restaurant management, and went on to work as a National Sales Manager for ADP; Management Consultant for KPMG, Senior Vice-President of Sales for Genesis 10; Application Sales Manager for Oracle, and Security Director for Robbins Research International, Inc., An Anthony Robbins Company.

He lives with Terri, his wife of 30 years and his four children – Chelsey, Colleen, Courtney and Chance – in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dave Speaks On The Following Topics

  • Empowerment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Faith/Inspiration
  • Leadership
  • Personal Development
  • Teamwork/Team Building
  • Vision/Purpose
  • Survivor Guilt

Dan Johnson

Topic:
Three Legged Stool Theory

Bio:
In 2012, Dan Johnson and his brother, Dr. Ben Johnson, began their first dental practice. After frustrations and hurdles, the brothers formulated systems and strategies  that grew their start-up with 4 dental ops into a multi-million dollar practice with 3 locations. They turned collections of $60k a month into $300k a month in just four short years. Under Dan’s coaching in conjunction with the stool principle, Acre Wood Dental increased their new patients per month from 20 to 300. As an expert in his field, Dan’s mission is to give dentists the tools to invigorate their practice and take control of their future.

Dan’s proven principles will equip you and your staff with the instruments to advance beyond a current state, grasp opportunities, and establish YOUR successful practice. Start the journey to monetize your practice today!  

Three Legged Stool Theory: 
Successful practices capitalize on strategic planning in accordance with the core elements of  the Three Legged Stool. To achieve balance and coordination in your practice you need three essential elements: human capital, space and equipment, and marketing. The biggest hindrance for offices is the disparity between their extravagant goals and current resources. Rejuvenate yourself, your staff, and your practice while monetizing your passions!

Dr. Benjamin Johnson

Topic:
Growth, Skills & Strategy

Bio:
After graduating from Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Dr. Ben Johnson purchased Acre Wood Dental’s first location in 2012. With the expert marketing strategies from his brother, Dan Johnson, Dr. Ben Johnson expanded his one office practice into a three office practice earning over $3.6 million a year in collections. Through the process, Dr. Ben Johnson has crafted proven and manageable techniques to recreate his multi-practice model. The three elements of his model include overseeing growth, tracking net worth, and managing stress. Dr. Johnson’s mission is to help budding dentists, tried-and-true practitioners, office managers, and dental stakeholders achieve the success he has cultivated through his multi-practice model. He strives to help dentists, just like him, attain the financial freedom and success of owning multiple dental practices.


Dr. Chad Latino DDS

Topic:
Key Components of What Every Office Needs

Bio:
After working as an associate for a few years following graduation, Dr. Chad Latino decided to start his own practice from scratch. Dr. Chad Latino began working 12 hours a day and 4.5 days per week with virtually no vacation time. After soon becoming overworked, underpaid, and burned out he began to realize that the situation did not align with the life he dreamt about in dental school. Over the next 10 years, he gathered knowledge from numerous consultants, books,  and marketers. By compiling a well-rounded team in conjunction with implementing efficient, strategic systems Chad constructed the Key Components to run a successful and profitable dental practice. Today, he is thriving in a solo million dollar practice while only seeing patients 132 days per year. Now, that is something they don’t teach in dental school! Don’t spend 10 years learning how to do this! Dr. Latino will teach you the essentials that can give your practice amazing results in a short amount of time.  

Key Components of What Every Office Needs:
Practice success radiates from the core staff and procedures to patients and reputation.  Without proper procedures, personnel, and poinpointed targets, external marketing efforts will not generate high returns. To establish and maintain higher collections and consistent new patients, arrange your staff and resources to capitalize on internal marketing strengths. Whether you own a multi-office practice or a singular practice, understanding the key components to run internal operations is paramount to external marketing success.

Dan Romance

Topic:
A Proven Way for Dentists to Pay Less Taxes

Bio:
Dan Romance is a national speaker that has been educating successful Dentists for the past four years.  Dan represents Tax Saving Professionals, a highly specialized tax consulting firm located in Vero Beach, FL.   Dan’s work in the Dental community has enabled hundreds of Dentists to retain millions of dollars of their income.  His team of highly trained CPA’s, Tax Attorney’s and Enrolled Agents provide a sophisticated management of the Tax Code that helps Dentists to take advantage of the many deductions they are entitled to.  They work with your current CPA and do not replace them.

Dan has been a featured speaker at the New Orleans Dental Convention.  In 2018 year he was invited back for the second time to offer a 5-hour, two-part CE presentation.  He has also been a featured speaker at this year’s Rocky Mountain Dental Convention in Denver.  Recent speaking engagements have brought Dan to Park City, UT, Tempe, AZ, Vancouver, WA, Chicago, IL, Pensacola, FL, Baton Rouge, LA, Springfield, MO and Atlanta, GA.  2019 engagements will bring Dan to New York, North Carolina and Orlando.

Amanda Davis

Topic:
Creating an Agile Workforce…The Missing Piece

Bio:
Executive Consultant Tilt365
Enterprise Solutions Partner
Master Tilt Consultant

Amanda Davis is a highly skilled executive consultant with more than 25 years of professional leadership and management experience. As a hospitality veteran she has held numerous senior leadership positions within major hotel corporations.

Most recently she served as the Director of Culture and Communications for Embassy Suites by Hilton brand. Amanda was responsible for conceptualizing the strategic brand positioning and delivering a world class, award winning culture among more than 20,000 team members that reinforced the brand’s value proposition and high-quality service standards.

Throughout her career Amanda has successfully created and implemented innovative, brand wide platform programs in the areas of leadership development, service delivery excellence, problem resolution, team member recognition and corporate responsibility.

After her successes with Hilton, Amanda launched her own consulting firm, specializing in the development and implementation of strategies and programs that improve operational performance and efficiencies through leadership development, customer service excellence and team training.

Tilt 365 recognized Amanda’s thought leadership and brought her onboard as the Enterprise Solutions Consultant. Having worked with Tilt365’s founder in the early years of The Virtues Project (the earliest version of the Tilt365 framework), she embodies the concepts naturally from years of practical use. She has utilized the Tilt foundations throughout her career to help organizations and individuals reach their full potential. Her expertise brings a unique blend of creativity and business savvy that challenges the status quo.

Amanda is relentless in her pursuit to deliver exceptional experiences and incomparable value to internal and external stakeholders. She has a true passion for evoking enthusiasm and designing solutions to help clients reach their goals.

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Jake Goates

Topic:
Direct Mail is Still Relevant in 2019

Bio:

Since 2003, Jake has sold, marketed and consulted in various industries including hospitality, home services, SaaS, VoC market research and dentistry. He has conducted call handling trainings and group seminars for over a decade, and is currently the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at DentalMarketing.net(founded in 2009), and a co-founder of their sister company, Gargle, Inc(founded in 2018), where he trains and mentors other marketing professionals responsible for helping dental practices achieve their new patient and production goals. In the past decade they have mailed over 200 million postcards, scored over 2 million new patient phone calls, and consulted more than 4,500 dentists nationwide on marketing strategies. Jake is also a member of the leadership team with the non-profit organization, The Dental Experts Network(also known as DEN) where he trains and mentors dental consultants on Direct Mail best practices. 

Jake is uniquely able to offer you a deep understanding of how to successfully add quality new patients with – 

  • Online reviews
  • Website conversion
  • Google+ page
  • Google local search box
  • Internal marketing campaigns including scripting and handouts
  • Pay-per-click campaigns
  • Search engine optimization
  • Dental IQ cost of dental services by region
  • Much, much more.  

Start getting more quality patients without spending more money!

Direct Mail is Still Relevant in 2019
Learn why dental direct mail postcards are still relevant and effective in dentistry.

The core topics will include:  Direct Mail Pitfalls and Design Best Practices, How to Properly Target New Patients and Make Your Phone Ring More Consistently,  How to Control the Variables of a Mailing to Find Success, Learn What Questions to Ask When Seeking out a Direct Mail Solution and Learn How to Increase Conversion Rates on New Patient Calls. You’ll also learn about mitigating the risk of direct mail with a 100% money back guarantee!

Sherry Engen Headshot

Sherry Engen

Topic:

Bio:
Chief Operations Officer
Gilleard Dental Marketing

Sherry Engen is the Chief Operations Officer for Gilleard Dental Marketing, a leading dental marketing company that specializes in increasing high-production cases for their clients, such as dental implants, same-day hybrid dentures, cosmetic dentistry, full-mouth reconstruction, orthodontics, periodontal treatment and more. In today’s highly competitive market, Gilleard has found a way to make any dentist stand out in their community through the use of their proprietary services. Sherry oversees all aspects of the marketing cycle including sales, customized marketing research and surveys, information collection, tailored marketing strategy, layout, copywriting, design, printing and distribution.

Sherry started out in the dental field more than 45 years ago, first as a receptionist and dental assistant prior to getting her dental hygiene degree. She knows the inner workings of a dental office from all angles. She then joined forces with a dentist in Northern California and helped establish a successful dental consulting business, while personally consulting with hundreds of dentists across the country.

Specializing in PR and marketing for the last 30 years, Sherry has followed the changing tide of dental marketing to the highly competitive field it has become today. That’s why she has a passion for the unique services offered by Gilleard Dental Marketing as she knows they bring unparalleled results and the testimonials from client after client prove this to be true.

LobbyNight_revised

Register Today!

Seats are limited! So, be sure to reserve your spot. You can’t afford to not hear these world-class speakers!

LobbyDay_revised

Sponsors

If you’d like to get involved and help support the event, please sign up here.

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