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Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH, MBA

Mary Govoni brings over 40 years of experience in dentistry to the team.  She is a Certified Dental Assistant, a Registered Dental Assistant (MI) and a Registered Dental Hygienist, with experience in general and specialty practices both clinically and as an administrator.  Mary is a former dental assisting educator and was a partner in a successful dental staffing service.  For the past 20 years, Mary has focused on speaking and consulting with dental teams on OSHA compliance, ergonomics, chairside efficiency and team communication and development.   Recently Mary has added HIPAA compliance and employment law compliance to her areas of expertise.

Mary has published numerous articles in professional journals, such as RDH Magazine, The Dental Assistant, Dental Products Reports, and is featured monthly in Dental Economics.  She is a life member and Past President of the American Dental Assistants Association, and serves on the ADAA Editorial Board as well as the Corporate Council for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.  Mary is also a consultant to the American Dental Association on Dental Practice (ADA) and a featured speaker on the Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning Seminar Series.


Mary is a member of:

  • American Dental Assistants Association
  • American Dental Hygienists Association
  • Organization for Asepsis, Safety and Prevention
  • National Speakers Association
  • Academy of Dental Management Consultants
  • Speaking and Consulting Network

A lifelong resident of Michigan, Mary enjoys traveling, shopping, and following Michigan State University sports.

Tyler Kerr

Tyler Kerr 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 gained leadership experience in the Army. For the past six 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 main focuses are HIPAA compliance, Cybersecurity, Technology and administrative practice management. 

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