JoAnne Tanner – Dental Consultant

JoAnne Tanner, MBA has a solid track record in the dental industry achieving recognition for her resourcefulness, creativity, and proven practice management techniques.  She is an eagerly sought-after guest speaker and consultant by dental societies and private practices throughout the nation.

JoAnne’s deep passion for dentistry was ignited when she worked as a Dental Technician for the United States Navy and served five years active duty in California and Naples, Italy. The groundwork for her successful dental consulting and speaking career is founded on principles of discipline, standard operating protocols, and deep caring for people in the dental industry.  Achieving a master’s in business administration (MBA) and a BS in Marketing Management, Joanne is well prepared to analyze your practice numbers and develop business systems for building a profitable practice.

The last thirty years JoAnne has spread her inspiring messages of identifying the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement of each dental operational system. Her dynamic speaking style and ability to connect with her audience, make JoAnne a popular speaker for dentists and team members alike.  Throughout the country, dental teams are singing praises of how JoAnne has helped identify, teach and implement innovative techniques and value-driven management solutions.

“No two practices are alike and with my customized approach to your

practice issues, together we can raise your practice to new levels of success”.

– JoAnne Tanner

Cecie Mendoza – Dental Consultant

  • Bachelor’s in Advertising and Marketing
  • Certified Practice Management Consultant
  • 20 years business management experience in private practice
  • 15 years’ experience with EagleSoft
  • 15 years Dental Practice Management Implementation

Cecie left Silicon Valley and began her road to coaching while learning the business side of dentistry alongside her husband as the office administrator. After incorporating practice management systems into their practice and seeing the positive results it brought, made Cecie want to help other dentists and offices achieve the same goals and get out of practice plateau. The knowledge and skills gained through hands-on experience have shaped her current success as a practice management consultant and speaker. She has been coaching dentists, owners, and employees on new business solutions, enhancing existing systems, and developing effective team members.

She is passionate about empowering dental practice owners to make well-informed financial business decisions while providing the highest quality of care to their patients.

Dental Practice Transitions Consultant

Whether you are considering purchasing a practice or preparing your practice for sale in the future, there are hundreds of items to review to help you get the best price possible. Buying or Selling your business is a huge decision, similar to purchasing a house. If you are selling, you will want to “Clean up” old accounts, pay off any outstanding debt, and “spruce” up the place a bit. If you are in the market to purchase a dental practice, how will you know if the numbers they are telling you are truly accurate? In addition, have there been any major staff changes, equipment purchases, or insurance network changes that would affect the flow of new patients giving a suspicious number or trend. What type of marketing has the practice done, if any?

What does a Dental Practice Transitions Consultant do?

A consultant or practice coach will guide you in the timing, look at and evaluate the paperwork, and advise you if you are on the right track in your journey. There have been times that we have actually advised AGAINST purchasing a practice because the numbers didn’t add up to a profitable future for that dentist. Knowing this in advance, can save you thousands of dollars and lots of headaches. You will still want to include a practice broker for the appraisal, an attorney who is familiar with dental practice sales, along with a knowledgeable CPA to review and confirm the correct reports. We work with dozens of related professionals across the country and can help you find the best people for you to work with if you don’t know where to start.

Where to Start Your Practice Ownership Journey?

Give us a call, we promise we won’t bite. After all, this is what we love doing! Ask us anything, no questions are dumb questions. In fact, we prefer working with people that like to ask questions, it shows interest and ambition.

Does it matter if you are in California and I am in the East Coast?

Not at all. Because of COVID-19, we have automated all of our systems, and between ZOOM meetings, email, and cell phones, we can help you like we are right next door. In fact, we’ve worked with hundreds of offices across the country. Yes, every situation is unique, but, they are some basic rules of profitability, systems analysis, demographics, and trends, that will hold strong, no matter where you are! So, absolutely, give us a call from anywhere in the US.


CALL US today at 916-791-2720 or use our contact page for more info!


A Testimony from one of our local dental society presentation participants:

I wanted to thank you for a very informative presentation and for working the dental society. I have received many positive comments and they would like to have a longer presentation. I would like to pursue this with the ACDS Continuing Education Committee. Now that you have given our membership a “taste” of your vital information I think they are ready for a more in-depth presentation with their staff present.  Dental Consultant, JoAnne Tanner.

Thank you again.

Norma Claassen, CAE

Executive Director

Alameda County Dental Society

1345 Grand Avenue Suite 102

Piedmont CA 94610