Consultant, Team Trainer and Speaker, Debra has presented workshops nationally and internationally for numerous study groups and universities, and organizations including the ADA, Hinman, Chicago MidWinter Dental Society, Swedish Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the University of Lima, and the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Her articles have appeared in publications in the US, Canada, and England. Debra is a founding member and served three terms as President of the National Academy of Dental Management Consultants. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. She is co-founder of The Nash Institute for Dental Learning. She has contributed to many podcasts and virtual training for various dental organizations and serves as an advisor for many dental companies.
In addition to speaking for dental organizations, Debra has presented workshops for Nordstrom, Medical and Surgical Groups and Chiropractic and Acupuncture Organizations.
She is President Elect of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration and serves on the board for Speaking Consulting Network where she is the Coordinator for their Spotlight on Speaking and Speaker Showcase programs.
Debra has been repeatedly recognized by Dentistry Today as a Leader in Continuing Dental Education and a Leader in Dental Consulting. Debra is also a member of the American Dental Association’s Dental Practice Management Advisory Board
Because of her contributions to the industry of dentistry, Debra received the Kay Moser Distinguished Service Award given by the American Dental Assistants Association. She is also recipient of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants Meritorious Service Award and the Speaking Consulting Network Spirit Award. Debra has been chosen as one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report and is the 2015 recipient of the Gordon Christensen Outstanding Lecturer Recognition award.