Debra is a speaker and consultant and has presented workshops nationally and internationally for study groups and organizations. She is a founding member and served three terms as President of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants. She is a board member of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration and Speakers Consulting Network. She has been recognized by Dentistry Today as a Leader in Continuing Dental Education and a Leader in Dental Consulting. Debra is on the board of the American Dental Association’s Dental Practice Management Advisory Board. She is co-founder of the Nash Institute for Dental Learning in Huntersville, NC.
Debra has received the Kay Moser Distinguished Service Award given by the American Dental Assistants Association. She has also been chosen as one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2014 by Dental Products Report. Debra is the 2015 recipient of the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition award.