About Us | Guiding Leaders Program


About US


Together we can impact our industry

Guiding Leaders is an exciting professional development program that empowers women in dentistry to advance to new levels of leadership. Sponsored by Glidewell, the program provides a dynamic environment where women can learn, grow and make an impact in dentistry together. It is a unique opportunity for women to cultivate their leadership skills as they build long-lasting relationships on their journey toward becoming voices of influence.

The program’s rigorous coursework focuses on some of the most important nonclinical elements of the dental industry, including courses on:

  • Applying an outward mindset built on self-awareness, mindset change, accountability and collaboration
  • Building a financially sound practice with the foundations of business management
  • Becoming an effective presenter, speaker and leader by studying the art of narration, reputation management and personal branding
  • Creating an exceptional dental practice by building a true culture of values, mission and purpose
  • Increasing case acceptance, improving communication with your lab, and growing your business through engaging case presentations and photography
  • Leveraging social media and developing a personal brand to establish an online presence

Who Can Apply?

  • Practicing women dentists with five or more years of experience
  • Must be a resident of the United States or Canada


  • Practice Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Financial Planning
  • Public Speaking
  • Case Presentation and Photography
  • Media and Brand Enhancement

How is Guiding Leaders different from other
leadership programs?

Under the direction of women in the industry, this program focuses on the importance of creating an environment where women can build upon their knowledge of the nonclinical side of dentistry. Each selected participant will also receive an executive training coach to help improve their own practice and leadership skills.

Where does the program
take place?

All Guiding Leaders sessions will take place at the new Glidewell Clinical Education Center in Newport Beach, California. Utilized for courses, labs and trainings, this state-of-the-art education center is just five minutes away from John Wayne Airport. 

Why Apply?

  • Gain insight from experts in the field

  • Earn up to 70 continuing education credits

  • Explore the latest business techniques to grow your practice

  • Receive executive leadership coaching

  • Build a strong network of dental professionals

  • Participate in mentoring groups

Meet our Program Directors

Stephenie Goddard, CEO of Glidewell

Stephenie Goddard

Chief Executive Officer

Leila Fejzagic Headshot, Executive VP of Human Resources at Glidewell

Leila Fejzagic

Executive Vice President - HR & Customer Experience

Bobbie Norton headshot

Bobbie Norton

Director of Strategic Partner Relations


Glidewell Education Center
Nationally Approved PACE Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement.
3/1/2021 to 2/29/2024.
Provider ID# 216789