Linda Miles, CSP, CMC, Founder of Linda Miles and Associates, an INC 500 Company, is a true legend in the field of practice management. Spanning a career of five decades in dentistry with 35 years as a speaker, consultant, and author, Linda’s newest projects include Co-Founder of OCC (Oral Cancer Cause Foundation) a nonprofit to enhance awareness and early detection of oral cancer and to financially assist the families of oral cancer patients when the bread winner’s ability to work is compromised. OCCs second mission is to applaud dental practices that consistently perform complete oral cancer screenings on each exam which makes that practice stand out in their community as being an OCC practice. Linda is also Co Founder of EPIC II, a two weekend course on practice and team development. EPIC II is geared toward recent grads but dentists of all ages are encouraged to attend to discover “Everything they did not learn in dental school but wish they had”.
In addition to being a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, Linda is a 33-year member of the National Speakers Association, earning her CSP award in 1983. She also earned her Certified Management Consultant designation of the Institute of Management Consultants in 1993. She is the founder of the Speaking Consulting Network, an annual conference for those wishing to start or enhance their exposure as speakers and consultants. She is the second dental consultant member of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration. Linda has spoken in all fifty states and on four continents to thousands of dentists and team members. She has written three books and produced numerous articles, CDs, DVDs and Webinars.
Many of Linda’s consulting clients rank in the top percentile of successful practices in North America with the best and most dedicated team members in dentistry. In 2005, Linda was bestowed the highest honor of her career when she received the Distinguished Service Award at the Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta. In the 97 years of Hinman, this award had been presented only twenty four times. Other recipients include Dr. Peter Dawson, Dr. LD Pankey, and Dr. Gordon Christensen to name a few.
In 2009, Linda received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Woody Oakes’ Excellence in Dentistry. In 2011 she was awarded the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Dental Office Managers. In 2012 the Academy of Dental Management Consultants bestowed upon Linda an Honorary Lifetime membership and most recently Linda was awarded the first Fellowship Designation of the Speaking Consulting Network.
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