Meet the Advisors

CDA's Practice Advising team has nearly 65 years of combined experience in consulting and managing dental offices. No matter what your issue is, we are here to offer solutions.


Dr. Michael Perry

Michael Perry

As Director of Practice Management for CDA, Dr. Michael Perry brings to the role a wealth of expertise and professional insight. In addition to 35-years as a practicing general dentist, in 1999, Dr. Perry founded Momentum Dental Business Consulting and has spoken nationwide on various topics related to private practice dentistry as a business. Additionally, he has authored a variety of articles for dental periodicals and received the 2001 “Editorial of the Year” award for his article in the CDA Update on evidence-based dentistry. A long-time CDA member, Dr. Perry served many years as a volunteer on the Council on Dental Care, Council on Membership and the Dental Benefits Research Workgroup.

Shaun Pryor

Shaun Pryor

With over 17-years of experience as a manager of multiple solo and corporate dental practices, Ms. Pryor has done it all. She has managed the front and back office and has worked with general dentists as well as specialists in comprehensive group practices. With extensive knowledge in practice management and excellent patient service, she brings a wealth of knowledge as she assists CDA Members with all of their practice needs.
Marcela Truxal
Marcela Truxal

Marcela comes to CDA with over 12-years of Consulting and Management experience in the Healthcare Profession. She has managed large successful corporate dental practices, where she worked with multiple general dentists as well as specialists. With a master’s degree in Career Development, Marcela has a strong skill-set in employee training, development and team building. Originally from Chile, Marcela has traveled extensively and had the opportunity to work with people from a variety of multicultural backgrounds.
Jennifer WatsonJennifer Watson  
Practice Advising Administrator
I'm interested - learn more
Areas of Expertise
  • Leadership
  • Patient Scheduling
  • Treatment Planning
  • Financial Policy
  • Case Presentation
  • Overhead Control
  • Marketing
  • Hygiene Department Management
Upcoming Events