Are you excited about dental speaking and consulting? But in the dark about how to start or grow your business?

Gain the tips and tools needed to develop and market your business!

Vanessa Emerson
Are you excited about dental speaking and consulting? But in the dark about how to start or grow your business?

Gain the tips and tools needed to develop and market your business!

Vanessa Emerson helps event planners and educators find and work with each other.

Founder of Dental Speaker Institute and Dental Speakers Bureau, Vanessa Emerson is known as a thought leader by clients, prospects, meeting planners and peers. Her marketing services are in high demand, specializing in speaker materials, website design and e-mail marketing services.

Speaking and consulting dovetail.  Most speakers offer consulting/mentoring services.  A member of Academy of Dental Management Consultants since 2013, Vanessa is honored to serve as co-chair of the Academy’s Marketing Committee.

Honored by Dental Products Report as one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry (2017), Vanessa is known as the ‘go to’ resource for inside-the-industry information that helps meeting planners create better meetings, speakers acquire more bookings and BOTH to meet their business goals. She is frequently booked by dental organizations who would like to encourage their members to explore and expand their roles as speakers and consultants in dentistry.

Meet the Team

Bhakti Kulmala

Web + graphic design. Branding + strategy.

Bhakti was born and raised in Finland, studied in India, and lived in the US for a decade. Now back in her arctic roots of Helsinki, she works closely with The Dental Speaker team designing marketing materials and building websites for our clients. Bhakti is known for her creativity, dynamic skill set, and pixel-precise attention to detail. When not busy behind a screen, you can find her at a yoga class, out dancing, or painting abstracts in her living room while singing along to Bob Dylan!

Peggy Boni and Kingston
Peggy Boni

Executive Assistant

Peggy is no stranger to this world. With over 40 years experience, ranging from legal to theater to dental, Peggy is truly a “jack of all trades”. When she’s not busy behind the keyboard, Peggy enjoys strolling the aisles of Hobby Lobby with her husband of 38 years, chatting with one of her 2 daughters, or trying to keep up with her two grandsons (1 & 4). “Life is always about finding people who are your kind of crazy.”

Peggy Boni and Kingston
Mackenzie Cassels

Executive Assistant

Mackenzie holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Studies from Thompson Rivers University and has diverse professional experience in content development and marketing. Currently, residing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Mackenzie enjoys skiing and hiking (not to mention dog waking with her pup friend Miss. America).

Joni McPherson

Graphic Designer

Joni received a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design, painting and drawing from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and has been a graphic designer for 35 years. She creates designs that look great and effectively sell the product. Joni enjoys living in rural Iowa with her husband, Kim, three horses, a dog and a bunch of cats.


Denise Montgomery
Denise Montgomery

Content Specialist

Denise Montgomery is a professional writer/editor who specializes in ghostwriting, blogging, and polishing content for healthcare professionals and professional consultants and speakers. Throughout her career, she has worked with Indie Books International, the American Medical Association in Chicago, Scripps Health in San Diego, and corporate clients from coast to coast in the U.S. and internationally.


In the Community…

We are passionate about helping dental speakers grow their businesses and event planners meet their goals. We’re also passionate about helping community cats through TNR, Rescue, Foster and Adoption.

cat in the house rescue
vanessa emerson cat rescue

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