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Laura Nelson

Front Office Rocks

Laura Nelson is an award-winning, international speaker & the founder of Front Office Rocks™, a virtual training platform for dental teams that teaches office systems and methods to help practices achieve exceptional customer service.

With her interactive and innovative approach as the leader in Dental Front Office Solutions and Training, Laura has mentored thousands of dentists and dental team members to achieve unprecedented results in growth and empowered dentists and office managers to excel at performance-based hiring. An accomplished recruiting & management coach and highly renowned keynote speaker, she is the best-selling author of Step Away from the Drill, a book that has helped dentists understand & embrace the business side of dentistry and her newest book, Hiring Without Hesitation: A How-To for Small Business Success, which breaks the hiring process down into clear, easy-to-follow steps that make finding and hiring talent a productive and enjoyable experience.

Laura received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University in Human Resources and her masters degree in organizational development from John Hopkins University focusing on leadership development and success. Laura is a member of the National Speakers Association, The Speaking Consulting Network, the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, and a fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Managers.

Laura is the recipient of public speaking awards from The Speaking Consulting Network and Dentistry’s Got Talent. She has also been recognized as one of Dental Products Report’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry.