ABOUT US

WE GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Our passion lies in the success of our clients. With close to three decades of combined experience in the dental industry, we are no strangers to the challenges that today’s dentist face. Finding solutions to empower you to reach your highest potential throughout every phase of your career is what drives the work we do.

Ashlee Adams

President & Founder

Business philosophy that drives me: The “servant leadership” model of Simon Sinek in Leaders Eat Last.

Fun fact about me: I never learned how to ride a bike… like, not ever. It’s weird. I know. I’m open to lessons included as part of on-site client visits assuming all appropriate PPE is provided.

After a decade of working in various roles in the dental industry, Ashlee decided to face the challenges he saw many dental practices encountering, head on. He launched Adams Dental Consulting to help dentists overcome the financial and emotional challenges that are so common in today’s competitive market.

His passion for the industry was sparked with his role as a regional manager for a dental service organization (DSO), where he oversaw operations in multiple dental offices that had a combined revenue of $25 million. In this role, he had the opportunity to not only drive profit growth, but also assist practice owners with maintaining high levels of employee engagement and patient retention.

In 2016, he made the transition to supporting private practice doctors as a strategic consultant for The Dentists Service Company, a subsidiary of the California Dental Association. During this time, he oversaw and supported a team of advisors, empowering his team to effectively help dental offices achieve their goals.

Savannah Elliott

Director of Billing & Compliance

Business philosophy that drives me:  “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking  for it.”

Fun fact about me: “ I love to run, for distance, not to be first place but to look back at the distance I have come.”

Savannah has spent over a decade empowering dentists to care for their patients with her results-driven approach to supporting them.

Born in the small town of South Lake Tahoe, she migrated downhill and became a proud graduate of California State University, Sacramento, her passion for the industry began in 2008, when she had the opportunity to serve as operations manager at a DSO. She spent six years honing her skills as a practice manager, where she focused on employment practices, financial analysis, accounts receivable, patient retention and dental benefit insurance.

From there, she went on to serve as compliance and quality control manager for The Dentists Insurance Company (TDIC), a subsidiary of the California Dental Association. In this unique role, she oversaw all internal procedural compliance functions, including providing independent and objective assessments. As the special investigation’s unit manager, she was tasked with investigating and reporting any fraudulent activity to the California Department of Insurance, in addition to conducting new hire and annual fraud training for employees.

Matthew Nelson

Practice Administrator

Business philosophy that drives me: There are two that have consistently resonated with me. The first is, “Just because you are struggling does not mean you are failing” and the other is “In challenge, lies glory”.

Fun fact about me: “I’m a nerd. I have thousands of comic books and walls full of nerd posters, toys and autographed comics.”

Matt has spent over a decade developing a passion for financial review, analysis and strategic thinking that has led to consistent production growth in the fields he has worked in.

Prior to joining the team at ADC, he had the opportunity to lead one of the largest offices with Pacific Dental Services. There he was able to utilize the business acumen and management experience he gained working for two of the largest retailers in the world and apply it to building and growing a more personalized business for the clinical staff he served. In the five years he ran that office, Matt was able to deliver double digit year-over-year growth in both production and profit.

Utilizing his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Chico State, he has been successful in the development of high performing teams and providing excellent customer service. He has previously held the positions of Assistant Manager, Store Manager and Operations Manager in the companies he has worked for.

Emily Ghani

Marketing & Brand Manager

Business philosophy that drives me: “To succeed: Work hard, never give up, and above all cherish a magnificent obsession.” Walt Disney

Fun fact about me: “I have always loved Disney…everything! From the parks to the movies, the cartoons, and the company as a whole. Ever since I was little, one of my goals in life was to work at Disneyland, and I was able to achieve this life goal while I was in college. I worked in Fantasyland attractions (it’s a small world, the Matterhorn, Toon Town and the Classic rides) as a trainer and ride operator. My passion for creating magic in people’s lives and helping dreams come true for others is something I carry with me to this day and Disney set that foundation with me.”

Prior to joining the team at ADC, Emily had the opportunity to successfully manage multiple dental offices and grow their brands with Pacific Dental Services as an Operations Manager II. She gained her leadership experience from her background working in retail management, in “big box retail”, being a trainer and managing large teams. She also spent time in operations management of “specialty retail”, where she helped to grow her store brand and sales to be #1 in the company. With her degree in Communications, emphasis in Entertainment Studies from Cal State Fullerton, she has developed her passion for building relationships, with both large and small teams, and learn how to utilize marketing to create everlasting brands for her clients.

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