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Lisa L. Cairns

Lisa L. Cairns

Team & Leadership Assistant Coach
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For over 29 years, Lisa Cairns has been instrumental in creating leadership systems and guiding dental practices across the country to success. Lisa exemplifies a work ethic that all dental practice leaders can only dream of. Her entire career is founded on the principles of integrity, dedication and hard work which has lead her into many areas of a dental practice, including being a business owner herself. Lisa’s journey began as a Certified Dental Assistant where she found her true passion, dental health education. Lisa’s drive in the field of dentistry lead her to becoming a Dental Assistant Instructor, OSHA Instructor, Inventory Management Expert, and Dental Consultant/Speaker. All of the practices Lisa has had the pleasure of working with would agree, she is committed to furthering the knowledge of the entire dental team for maximum performance towards professional and personal growth. It is clear, Lisa continuously applies herself to all facets of dentistry and always holds the best interest of any practice she works with. It is easy to see that Lisa’s own personal success is found within every practice she coaches.
Deb Cohen

Anthony Vastardis

Anthony Vastardis

VP \ Practice Advisor

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Anthony is an experienced executive leader. Over the span of four decades, he has honed his skills in creating strategic vision and operational execution that has resulted in sustained growth and financial success. He has held the positions of CEO, COO, and CFO which have provided him with experiences and tools to achieve focused sustainable success. From his career start at a Fortune 100 company, Anthony understood the need for a symbiotic relationship between the organization’s human, financial, and operational issues. Accordingly, he has successfully grown and/or turned around companies in the service, manufacturing, and the healthcare industries. In order to turn around a multi-location architectural practice, a manufacturing OEM conglomerate, and a group dental practice, Anthony closely worked with owners and management to identify and prioritize success factors that would lead to improved operational performance and financial stability. This collaborative approach provides the basis for a coordinated joint alignment. In his most recent past, he successfully transitioned a financially and operationally distressed family-owned group dental practice into, now what is considered, the dental practice leader in Wisconsin. The transformation included recruiting and leading a high-performing leadership team. Driven by his vision, the practice engaged Press Ganey, the leader in patient satisfaction, and used the survey results to guide changes that improved the practices reputation and overall patient acceptance. He guided the increase in mean score from the low seventies to achieving mean scores of 90 and above in nearly all 14 clinics. The practice was also an early adopter of patient satisfaction transparency by posting clinic and dentist scores along with patient comments on its website. In doing so, the practice was recognized with the Press Ganey inaugural Transparency Award along with five other healthcare leaders, including The Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic to name a few. Anthony’s strategic vision guided the practice to become accredited by The Accredited Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) as a dental home organization, meaning the practice delivers comprehensive, continually accessible, coordinated care. The accreditation along with patient satisfaction enhanced the dental practice’s reputation and was the engine to growing the practice from the original six locations to the current fourteen locations with 100 full-time multi-specialty dentists serving 220,000 Wisconsin patients. Anthony’s current focus is to apply his knowledge and extensive experience into working with entrepreneurs and management leadership to improve their respective organization’s performance, encompassing culture, operations, financial, and both human and capital management. Anthony welcomes engaging with owners and management to explore ways to work together and achieve new heights. Pace University New York City – BBA University of Chicago Booth – MBA
Ryan Hill

Phil Cole

Phil Cole

Founder \ Mentor
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Phil brings over 20 years of experience to the dental industry, including dental supplies and equipment, practice management, and practice transitions. He has received multiple awards and was in the Top Producer Club member for over 6 years. He has worked in all areas of the dental practice with hundreds of doctors from single practitioners to large groups. He has an extensive network of dental professionals throughout the country, which he uses as resources to ensure practices success. He has always put his clients’ needs first and is committed to treating them with integrity. Phil’s goal is to create an environment where all your dental business needs are met throughout your entire dental career. Phil Cole mentors doctors on how to create a practice business plan for their present and their future. He assesses all aspects of the practice to incorporate a customized business plan. He recognizes that in order to have a comprehensive business plan, you must address the emotional needs, the personal elements, as well as all business aspects. He takes all those characteristics into account when creating your plan. He has the experience and resources necessary to create a team of professionals that will support you throughout your career.
Ryan Hill

Ryan Hill

Ryan Hill

Business Mentor
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In addition to his mentoring role at KLAS Solutions, Ryan is the General Manager for a service company in Southern WI. He has the responsibility and privilege of leading a team of 8 division managers. He also mentors, coaches and develops the company’s next generation of leaders. He manages the finances for the business, integrates business systems and partners with the owner to set the direction for the future of the company. He’s empowered by certifications as a business coach, a leadership trainer, and a business systems integrator. Before having a role in business, for two decades Ryan lived his childhood dream of being a teacher, a coach, and an administrator in private schools in Texas and in Michigan. Working with students of all ages, he has had rich experiences learning with and from our youth. Engaging students through word pictures and critical questions is how he brought energy to the day. In so many ways, working with young people was very rewarding work. Additionally, Ryan had a wider opportunity to serve school systems through training and working with school leaders and teachers in a variety of ways. He was a mentor to new teachers and emerging school leaders as their gifts allowed them to take on greater responsibility. Privileged to be seen as a leader by his colleagues in both the educational and the leadership environment, he successfully served organizations and leaders with vision planning, core value identification, and goal setting. Ryan brings value by being personally engaged with leaders who want to not only grow their businesses but also their leadership and life skills. He has a passion for working with individuals who embrace personal accountability, desire a future full of success, but more importantly one filled with significance. Ryan is married to Nicki, a successful business owner. They have two children, Morgan (23), a health and fitness professional, and Aidan (19), a college student and aspiring entrepreneur.
Nancy McNutt

Nancy McNutt

Nancy McNutt

Sr. Analytic Coach
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Nancy’s extensive experience over the last 40 years in the dental industry include team leader, management, treatment coordinator, recare facilitator, collections expert, marketing coordinator, lecturer, team trainer, analyzing the systems of a practice and as a buyers advocate.  She offers workshops for your business team and managers. With a strong focus on an administrative skillset combined with an NCCP Level II coaching certification she is a valuable resource for her clients. Coupled with her extensive knowledge and experience, Nancy has written numerous articles, co-authored a book published in 2006 and continues to lecture across North America (USA & Canada) Bahamas and Bermuda. Once you ‘experience’ her presentations, you will understand her passion for dentistry. As a strategic analytical coach, Nancy provides on-site comprehensive practice assessments by methodically uncovering areas of enhancement allowing her clients to maximize their potential in achieving their desired goals. Nancy brings a spirit of optimism, energy and her enthusiasm for dentistry. Nancy is naturally motivated to be at her very best. This is evident by her drive and commitment to the clients she has the pleasure of working with. Since 1977 she has worked through the ever changing face of dentistry and is confident in her ability to uncover your practice potential. Speaking is her true passion which is evident at her presentations.
Christine Sommers

Christine Sommers

Christine Sommers

Insurance Negotiator
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With over 35 years of dental experience, she started in dental when dental insurance came into existence because of her medical billing experience. She has had the privilege to coach and manage several cutting edge, state of the art dental offices from a single dentist to a 10 doctor practice with multiple specialties. She has consulted for several offices, is a member of AADOM (American Association of Dental Office Managers), NLP Training (Neuro Linguistic Programing), Dale Carnegie Training. Training Assistant with Dale Carnegie, with a psychologist in two offices, and with hypno-therapists are also part of her dental expertise. On a personal note – She has three beautiful daughters that are married and three grandsons and one granddaughter. Two of Chris’ daughters are in the dental field (one administrator and one dental assistant), a sister as a dental administrator, and a niece as a dental administrator. Hobbies: pine needle art, painting, making jewelry, canning, cooking, and mule riding.
Wendi Sparks

Wendi Sparks

Wendi Sparks

Hygiene Coach
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Wendi is a dental hygienist with a bachelors degree in oral health care promotion and an adjunct clinical instrumentation and radiography lab instructor at Oakland Community College. Her dental career has spanned 40 years… both as a dental assistant and a dental hygienist and educator. Most recently, she partnered with KLAS Solutions as a dental hygiene coach, implementing systems necessary for every dental practice to reach its full, healthy practice potential. She is an active member of the Wayne County Tobacco Free Coalition which promotes awareness of tobacco use prevention and cessation and has done extensive research in the use of hookah tobacco. Wendi also provides classes for Radiography for the Dental Auxiliary.
April Welker

April Welker

April Welker

Business \ Clinical Coach
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April began her dental career in 2005. Before traveling the country as a practice management advisor and team coach, she entered the field as a certified dental assistant, and later graduated from dental hygiene school with honors in 2012. During her clinical career she worked in a family-owned contemporary general practice where team communication and education were of the highest priority and has also worked for a nationally known periodontal practice where she developed the idea for a hands-on hygiene study club. Working clinically, she learned the importance of building strong trustworthy relationships with her patients and team. Her unique ability to relate to teams has made her a successful practice advisor.  April has skillfully guided teams to increase their case acceptance, increase overall production, and create amazing new patient experiences. Her contagious energy, enthusiasm, and optimism have catapulted practices and their teams to not only meet their goals but exceed them. She is truly passionate about building your dream team and practice by implementing proven systems and teamwork. April loves what she does and believes that every position in dentistry is more than a job. It is extremely rewarding to her when a team comes together to celebrate their successes, large and small.  April enjoyed getting to know her patients and working with them on a personal level. She will use that same passion to teach your entire team how to communicate with each other so you can have more confidence working as a team and with your patients. As a result, it will motivate your patients to accept the treatment that will meet their goals and refer other patients to your practice. April and her family grew up in Ohio but are now Michigan natives. Go Buckeyes! They have two children and are first-time puppy parents to a “Westie.” Their daughter will graduate in 2021 from college with an honors degree in finance and accounting. In the summer you can find them cheering on their son at his little league baseball games. Her interests are health and wellness, trying new recipes, and working on home renovations.
Tera Wilson

Tera Wilson

Tera Wilson

Business \ Clinical Coach
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Tera Wilson is a Registered Dental Hygienist and Senior Certified HR professional with a bachelors degree in Organizational Management. She began her dental career in 1997 as a dental assistant/receptionist and earned her hygiene license in 2009. She then transitioned to a practice management role, including Chief Operations Officer of a large Federally Qualified Health Center. Her experience includes private practice, large group practices with multiple sites, and working with specialty providers. Most recently, Tera has joined the KLAS Solutions team as a Business and Clinical Coach. Tera believes that each practice is unique. She is passionate about partnering with teams to develop and achieve their financial, business, and clinical goals. Tera resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband, two children, and Mini Goldendoodle, Apollo.
Brenda Wittenbauer

Brenda Wittenbauer

Brenda Wittenbauer

Business Coach
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Brenda has been actively involved in the dental profession for over 30 years as a Coach, Practice Manager, Dental Assistant and Dental Sales Representative. She received her Dental Practice Management Certificate from New York University. Brenda is passionate about helping team members thrive in their areas of expertise so that their natural abilities and talents are maximized. Through open, honest, empathetic communication, she is able to persuade, motivate and empower team members to achieve optimal results! Brenda activates thoughts into action. She drives the confidence in others that make them believe they will be better. Her inspiration is to challenge the status quo that forces teams to look beyond their current situations and to raise their standards to a higher level—to provide 5- Star customer service to all their patients. When Brenda is not working with clients, she enjoys family time with her husband and 3 children. She also enjoys traveling, cooking and preparing engaged couples for their marriage, as part of the Marriage Prep team at her church.
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Ashley Abrego

Ashley Abrego

Optometry & Ophthalmology Coach
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Ashley Abrego is a certified ophthalmic assistant and certified paraoptometric technician with a degree in Applied Science of Ophthalmology from Purdue University.
She began her career as an Ophthalmic Technician in 2004 and earned her degree in 2005.  Throughout her career she transitioned from Lead Technician to Practice Manager to Physician Liaison.  Her experience includes private practice, coaching and developing staff and identifying new business opportunities, cultivating and maintaining relationships with physicians.
She specializes in Practice Management in the Eye Care Industry.  By leveraging her expertise and knowledge of healthcare business, she excels at connecting with a variety of physicians and quickly building profitable, lasting partnerships that sustain revenue growth.  She has authored several back and front office manuals for Ophthalmology offices.
Her dedication to forging key partnerships to drive business development is of the utmost importance to her in building relationships.  She resides in the Chicagoland area and her hobbies include spending time with her dogs, Khaleesi and Winston, watching NFL football and enjoying days at the beach.  She believes in creating successful businesses, one practice at a time.
Anthony Vastardis

Anthony Vastardis

Anthony Vastardis

Certified Practice Consultant

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Anthony is an experienced executive leader. Over the span of four decades, he has honed his skills in creating strategic vision and operational execution that has resulted in sustained growth and financial success. He has held the positions of CEO, COO, and CFO which have provided him with experiences and tools to achieve focused sustainable success. From his career start at a Fortune 100 company, Anthony understood the need for a symbiotic relationship between the organization’s human, financial, and operational issues. Accordingly, he has successfully grown and/or turned around companies in the service, manufacturing, and the healthcare industries. In order to turn around a multi-location architectural practice, a manufacturing OEM conglomerate, and a group dental practice, Anthony closely worked with owners and management to identify and prioritize success factors that would lead to improved operational performance and financial stability. This collaborative approach provides the basis for a coordinated joint alignment. In his most recent past, he successfully transitioned a financially and operationally distressed family-owned group dental practice into, now what is considered, the dental practice leader in Wisconsin. The transformation included recruiting and leading a high-performing leadership team. Driven by his vision, the practice engaged Press Ganey, the leader in patient satisfaction, and used the survey results to guide changes that improved the practices reputation and overall patient acceptance. He guided the increase in mean score from the low seventies to achieving mean scores of 90 and above in nearly all 14 clinics. The practice was also an early adopter of patient satisfaction transparency by posting clinic and dentist scores along with patient comments on its website. In doing so, the practice was recognized with the Press Ganey inaugural Transparency Award along with five other healthcare leaders, including The Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic to name a few. Anthony’s strategic vision guided the practice to become accredited by The Accredited Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) as a dental home organization, meaning the practice delivers comprehensive, continually accessible, coordinated care. The accreditation along with patient satisfaction enhanced the dental practice’s reputation and was the engine to growing the practice from the original six locations to the current fourteen locations with 100 full-time multi-specialty dentists serving 220,000 Wisconsin patients. Anthony’s current focus is to apply his knowledge and extensive experience into working with entrepreneurs and management leadership to improve their respective organization’s performance, encompassing culture, operations, financial, and both human and capital management. Anthony welcomes engaging with owners and management to explore ways to work together and achieve new heights. Pace University New York City – BBA University of Chicago Booth – MBA
Clint Herrema

Clint Herrema

Clint Herrema

Transition Consultant
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Clint Herrema works as a practice transition consultant, broker, and director of real estate with KLAS.  He comes from a healthcare real estate background with regional and national experience.  He has worked with local and national healthcare clients across the country facilitating and negotiating deals of a variety of size and complexity.  Clint is a court-approved Subject Matter Expert in real estate.  Additionally, his working knowledge of the construction industry has helped his clients in a myriad of ways, often including the creation of off-market opportunities when inventory was severely lacking.
In addition to real estate, Clint comes from an extensive construction background and has owned several businesses, including a non-profit organization. He has authored two books and enjoys helping others grow in their personal and professional lives through mentorship, educational speaking engagements and conferences.
Clint resides in West Michigan with his wife and three children. In his down-time, he enjoys spending time with family, playing with his kids, exploring the wilderness, studying ethnobotany, and just about any adventure that presents itself.
Chris Webb

Chris Webb

Chris Webb

Transition Consultant
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Chris Webb is a Practice Transition Consultant and a Real Estate Agent. Prior to joining KLAS, Chris worked with a national healthcare real estate firm specializing in buyer/tenant advocacy. His extensive background in healthcare real estate includes creating options and solutions for real estate in a practice transition, purchases, leases, new construction, and investment real estate. Prior to real estate, Chris graduated from Cornerstone University with a Bachelor’s Degree with a focus in Education. He has 11 years of teaching experience, 5 of which were in Charleston, SC and the other 6 were in Jenison, MI. He currently resides in West Michigan with his wife, Tristen, their daughter, Samantha, and their dog, Romeo. His interests are being with his family, spending time with friends, games (board & sports), and the Detroit Tigers.
Dan Cole

Daniel Cole

Daniel Cole

Transition Consultant
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Daniel comes to KLAS with over 20 years of Dental experience.  He spent 13 years with a major national distributor as a top sales performer. Focused on the business of dentistry, he was an active member of the Milwaukee Study Club for 9 years.  He took an active role in learning about dentistry from a clinical perspective, collecting hundreds of CE credits from some of the best minds in dentistry.  He worked with both large and small dental offices.  He understands the challenges DSO models have as well as the normal single doctor dental practice. He has dedicated his career to helping solve those issues.
Daniel spent the last 5 years as a financial planner for Northwestern Mutual.  Daniel focused his time and energy helping the dental community understand what a complete financial plan consists of. He is trained and well educated in financial planning, leadership development, and business building principles. He realized early on that there is no such thing as a “Cookie Cutter Design” to financial planning.
Daniel believes that your personal plan should drive your business plan.  He has spent years developing a network of dental specific advisors like CPA’s, attorney’s, financial planners, bankers, etc. He has now teamed up with KLAS Solutions to bring a unique blend of consulting.  Daniel will be a great asset to those dentists that want to have a plan for all aspects of their personal and business life. Whether you’re a recent grad, or selling your practice one day, the goal is to help you enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Daniel lives in Southern Wisconsin with his wonderful wife Laurie and 3 kids.  Benjamin, Allyson and Micah.  He loves fishing, hunting, and all sports of which football is at the top of the list.  Go Blue!
Matt Evans

Matt Evans

Matt Evans

Principal - Broker
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Matt is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Texas, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin & Illinois as well as an experienced Veterinary Transition Expert. Over the years Matt has had the privilege to work with doctors and healthcare professionals to evaluate their real estate needs. Matt works with doctors in every stage of their career including practice startups, leasing space, buying real estate, building their dream practice, or selling their practice. As an industry expert in the Veterinary and Dental industries he has had the privilege of being a speaker at the Southwest Veterinary Symposium, Western Veterinary Conference, Lone Star Vet Academy, and many other continuing education events. Matt currently resides in the Texas Hill Country where he and his family enjoy camping, exploring local small towns, fishing, and eating Texas BBQ.
Darrell Fischer

Darrell Fischer

Darrell Fischer

Real Estate Agent
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After graduating from the University of Wi sconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor's degree in real estate, finance, and marketing, Darrell began his career with the commercial real estate division at First National Bank of Chicago. He then worked for a global brokerage firm before joining KLAS Solutions in 2021. He has experience managing local as well as national level transactions. Organizations: National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA)
Deb and Team

We love what we do and it shows up with results!

"In Dental School we don't learn much about managing a practice.  As a result, we became disorganized with collections and did not have good systems in place in a variety of areas.  The situation became very stressful.  My staff and I needed guidance and direction and KLAS provided that.  The Practice Health assessment identified all of our pain points and a plan was developed to address them.  The practice is now financially stable and we can now focus more on our patients!"
Dr. Mason

Deb and Team
Deb Speaking

Experienced Coaches delivering Value

"I knew where I wanted to take the practice but didn't know how to gest us there.  The KLAS team provided us the tools, protocols and monitors to put in place to take us to the next level.  They gave me personal coaching that improved my leadership skills and helped make us a more cohesive unit.  Thank you KLAS!"
Dr. Smith

Businessman Entrepreneur Profit Beginning Concept

We are family

"The practice health assessment revealed we really needed to improve our hygiene program.  We were lacking cohesion as a team and there was tension in the air every day.  We moved to a more patient centric approach and we are in such a better place now.  After the performance program, the morale of our entire team really improved and we became family again."
Dr. Ward

Businessman Entrepreneur Profit Beginning Concept

Proven Strategies for Real-World Growth

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