Our Approach

Our goal is to understand your practice and tailor our services according to your individual needs. We create simplified processes using evidence-based science and guidelines to help you be legally compliant while increasing your standard of practice. Our approach is fun, engaging and empowering for the entire dental team.

Our Story

Our experience spans both medical and dental collectively bringing you over 65 years of healthcare experience. Over the last 7 years, we worked with DSOs, group, private practices and non-profit dental clinics developing talent and creating top performers to help calibrate teams to increase overall practice synergy. Our process is proven: if you measure it, you can manage it and with measurable outcomes, we grew our practices over 45% with incremental revenue opportunities along with increased patient satisfaction feedback.

Meet the Team

Co-founders Dona Schulz and Dennis Wilken collectively bring 66 years of healthcare experience


Dona Schulz, RDH, BS, MBA

Senior Consultant and Co-founder

Dona Schulz carries 31 years as a national hygiene director for a large DSO, corporate advisor, technology trainer (laser, CAD/CAM, digital technology), adjunct dental hygiene instructor and senior consultant for Step Next Consultants, LLC. Dona provides hands-on clinical direction, coaching, developing, training and mentoring to hundreds of hygienists, hygiene coaches, dentists, operation managers, auxiliary team and executive members incorporating evidence-based protocols and best practice methods.

Dona is a published author, professional speaker, key opinion leader, consultant, website developer and webinar host presenting topics on periodontal disease, caries prevention, scheduling optimization, treatment planning, case presentation, risk factor management, practice management, new products and technology and interoffice communication.