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Mary Govoni & Associates is dedicated to providing dental practices with the most up to date coaching in the areas of OSHA, HIPAA, Ergonomics, team development, HR and more. Our approach is to simplify these complex issues into a practical approach to regulatory compliance, enhanced ergonomics and workplace efficiency. Let us guide your practice to success.

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The Team

Our team is comprised of veterans of the dental industry. We pull for decades of real world experiences working in and with dental practices and their teams. We have a passion for dentistry and have committed ourselves to guiding teams through the complex world of dental regulatory compliance. 

Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH, MBA

Founder, Speaker, Author & Consultant

Mary Govoni is an internationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, working with dental teams for over 40 years on clinical efficiency, infection prevention, ergonomics, and team communication. 

Mary is a Certified OSHA Outreach Trainer and assists dental practice across the country in achieving compliance with regulatory requirements. Mary also is known for her practical approaches to implementing systems and protocols to enhance patient safety, privacy and data security. Mary a past president of the American Dental Assistants Association, a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, a member of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention, the Academy of Dental Management Consultants and the Speaking and Consulting Network. She has published numerous articles in Dental Economics, The Dental Assistant Journal, RDH Magazine, Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry and many others.

Mary is a member of:

  • American Dental Assistants Association

  • American Dental Hygienists Association

  • Organization for Asepsis, Safety and Prevention

  • Academy of Dental Management Consultants

  • Speaking and Consulting Network


Until recently a lifelong resident of Michigan, Mary enjoys traveling, shopping, and following Michigan State University sports.

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Tyler Kerr

Speaker, Author & Consultant

Tyler grew up in the dental field. His father is a practicing general dentist and his mother is a lifelong dental assistant and office manager. Even before officially entering the dental field his life revolved around dentistry. In 2010 he received his bachelors degree in History from Grand Valley State University, giving him critical thinking, research and writing skills. Following college Tyler honed his leadership skills in the U.S. Army. For the past seven years he has been the business manager at Palumbo Family Dentistry in Battle Creek, Michigan. He has personally overseen a transition of the practice from paper to an all digital HIPAA compliant paperless practice. He has also worked as the office manager for two other general practitioners as well as consulting on practice management and HIPAA issues to a number of other local practices.  Working in dental offices on a day to day basis has allowed Tyler to take a practical approach to HIPAA compliance that eases the burden of already over worked dental office staffs. 

Tyler's main focuses are HIPAA compliance, Cybersecurity, Technology and administrative practice management. 

Tyler is a Member of:

  • The Speaking Consulting Network

  • AADOM's Speaker/Consultant Alliance


Tyler enjoys traveling, especially to the Southern US, spending time with his wife and daughters, motorcycle riding, and trying new exciting food and wine.

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Be in charge of your regulatory compliance. Mary Govoni & Associates is here to help guide and coach you and your staff in regulatory compliance in dentistry. 

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