Unleash Your Power

Speaker | Consultant | Coach

Personal consulting and Team-Building services to help you UNLEASH the power in your Practice. 

Let Debra Work With You and Your Team

Build a Powerful Practice that Makes a Difference in the Lives of those you Serve.

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Whether drawing standing-room-only crowds, guiding teams or coaching dentists Debra’s empowering presentations and game-changing consulting gives dental professionals the tools, the training, the processes and the spark dentists and teams need to ignite a passion for practice excellence. Wherever you go in the dental world you’ll find Debra lighting dental professionals in one of four places.


Debra is a trainer, and author, a presenter and a consultant. Having been in dentistry for over 30 years she engages standing-room only audiences for organizations and study groups nationally and internationally. Through her service she has had the honor of meeting amazing people and speaking in beautiful countries such as Peru, Sweden, Romania, England, Croatia, France, and Turkey. She is a continual presenter for the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.

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Through the Nash Institute for Dental Learning Debra conducts the Dental Business School, an immersive two-day executive training experience designed for EVERYONE in the dental office. Through this program each member of the team learns the essential elements that make up the management and communication skills of a high-functioning dental office. Topics include New Patient Protocol, Treatment Presentation (how to get to “Yes!”), Office Systems, Diagnosing Practice Vital Signs, Overhead Ratios and Profitability, Financial Arrangements, and much more. The entire team comes away from the Dental Business School inspired to not only understand how their efforts affect practice growth, but with ideas and skills to increase productivity and patient acceptance.

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Debra not only teaches and trains groups of dental professionals, she also works one-on-one consulting personally with doctors and their teams. In these intimate consulting relationships Debra gets “down-and-dirty” with the practice in establishing values-driven goals with focused attention to meet the needs, apply the systems, and mentor the skills of each member of the team to create “the powerful practice”.

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One thing that sets Debra apart, even among her peers, is her hands-on, in-the-trenches experience. Married to the world-renowned cosmetic dentist and dental educator, Dr. Ross Nash of the Nash Institute for Dental Learning, Debra continues to work in his busy practice, doing exactly what she preaches. She doesn’t need to learn the most current practice in office administration and patient communications, she is creating innovative solutions to increase practice productivity, sustainable growth, and exceptional Team Performance

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“We spend 85 percent of our time interacting with patients and only 15 percent in actual clinical applications. More training in communication skills may be needed in your practice to improve team skills.”

– Debra Engelhardt-Nash

…and more…

In addition to her speaking, training and consulting practice, Debra’s influence continues to impact the future of the dental industry.

  • Respected Author

    In addition to her speaking and training presentations Debra is also a sought after author. She was a contributing editor for “Contemporary Esthetics and Restorative Practice” magazine, “Contemporary Dental Assistant” magazine and has written for a number of dental publications including Dentistry Today, AADOM’s Observer and Today’s Dental News. She has been honored twice as author of the year for her contributions to dental journals.

  • Online Guest

    Debra is also a popular online podcast guest for such dental podcasts as “Bullet-Proof Dental Practice” with Dr. Peter Boulden and Dr. Craig Spodak, AZ Net Marketing’s “Your Dental Success” with Mike Pedersen, and the “Dental All-Stars Podcast” with Alex Nottingham.

  • Industry Advocate

    As a founding member and three-term President of the National Academy of Dental Management Consultants Debra is honored among her peers. She is an active member of the American Dental Assistants Association, the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration and the Speakers Consulting Network. She has been repeatedly recognized by Dentistry Today as a Leader in Continuing Dental Education and as a Leader in Dental Consulting. Debra is also a member of the American Dental Association’s Dental Practice Management Advisory Board.

  • Recognized Peer

    Because of her active contribution to the industry of dentistry, Debra received the Kay Moser Distinguished Service Award given by the American Dental Assistants Association in 2008. She was also honored as one of the Top 25 women in Dentistry for 2014 by Dental Products Report. Debra was the 2015 recipient of the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award.