Meet Our Team

Meet Corinne, Owner

Corey@CustomDentalSolutions.com

Corinne Jameson-Kuehl, RDH, BS has been involved in the business of dentistry for over 20 years. Corinne knows and understands dental business due to her vast industry experience as being a dental business owner. Her dental ownership experience includes, private practice, previous dental staffing company founder and the current proud owner of Custom Dental Solutions.

Corinne and her team at Custom Dental Solutions provide “hands-on” practical business development and proven solutions to Dentist- owners, focusing mainly on private practice dental offices who need better systems, protocols and accountability to grow to the next level.

Corinne’s professional interests include writing articles and presenting continuing education to dental audiences across the nation. She has presented at events for the ADA, ADHA, Seattle Study club, RDH Under One Roof, and various society meetings. Corinne was the 2016 recipient of the Sunstar Butler Award of Distinction has been featured on numerous podcasts and article features.

Corinne is passionate about helping dental professionals and business owners thrive in their careers. She believes in the power of education and continuous learning, and she is dedicated to providing practical solutions and support to her clients. It brings her great reward to see her clients navigate changes successfully in their personal and professional lives.

In her personal time, Corinne enjoys playing pickleball with her husband and spending time on the lake with her children.

Certifications:

  • ICF Professional Coaching Certification from the UW Madison Professional Coaching program
  • TTI Success Insights DISC Certified
  • TTI Success Insights 12 Driving Forces Certified
  • TTI Success Insights Emotional Quotient Certified
  • Human Resources Institute Certification

Meet Katie, Practice Solutions Coach

Katie@CustomDentalSolutions.com

Katie Lopata, studied and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Studies with an emphasis in English from Carroll College in 2005. Shortly after graduating, she started her journey in Health Care Administration. She has spent the last 17 years utilizing her passion for education along with her expertise in healthcare to coach teams to success through solution-focused problem-solving.

Her passion for creating a positive team culture drives her motivation to help teams be the best they can be not only for each other but for their patients. She has demonstrated success in developing and implementing policies and procedures related to AR management, insurance and billing, employee retention, patient satisfaction, and general business development.

Katie enjoys spending her free time with her family, listening to live music, and spending time in the outdoors. She is also an avid sports fan and enjoys participating in fantasy football leagues.

Katie is looking forward to applying her passion for success, leadership, and growth to help our clients advance their dental practices to the next level.

 

Meet Leah, Practice Solutions Coach

Leah@CustomDentalSolutions.com

With over a decade of experience in the dental industry, Leah Gehrke, RDH has utilized her skills as both a dental assistant and hygienist in a diverse range of clinical settings in general private practice as well as Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. This exposure has provided her with a broad understanding of patient care and the importance of delivering dental services at an exceptional level.

Leah is an active member of both the ADHA and OSAP. Her commitment to professional organizations highlights her dedication to staying current in dentistry and to better help provide for her clients.

Whether in the treatment room or as a practice solutions coach, her expertise is in assisting dental professionals in maximizing efficiency and effectiveness.

Leah and her husband enjoy spending their weekends with their families and enjoying the outdoors biking, camping on Rock Island, and hiking the Kettle Moraine.

Meet Melissa, Practice Solutions Coach

Melissa@CustomDentalSolutions.com

Melissa Zutz, RDH brings a wealth of dental expertise and a deep passion for patient care to her dynamic career in dentistry. She began her dental career as an ortho lab technician and a dental assistant before attending Madison Area Technical College.

With backgrounds in both periodontal and general practices as a hygienist, Melissa has extensive experience to share with clients. Her dedication to professional growth ignited her pursuit of expertise in CBCT, enabling her to serve as an invaluable resource and instructor for fellow dental professionals. 

Melissa thrives in cultivating meaningful relationships with clients, offering insights and skills pulled from her extensive experience. At the core of Melissa’s values is empowering other dental providers with the tools and resources to provide patients with the latest clinical approaches, empowering them with the tools for prevention and fostering overall patient health. 

Melissa enjoys her free time with her husband and 3 very active children who are involved in many sports, horseback riding and theater. You may also catch her taking in the scenery with her husband on his Harley Davidson.

Meet Penny, Practice Solutions Coach

Penny@CustomDentalSolutions.com

With over 25 years of clinical, educational, and business experience in the dental field, Penny Maurer, CDA brings a unique perspective to today’s dental scenarios from a clinical and management viewpoint. Penny has helped numerous dental assistants achieve their goals and expand their knowledge. 

Penny has an unwavering commitment to the growth and development of dental assistants, business team members, and managers. Drawing from the wealth of experience in both the clinical and administrative aspects of the dental practice, she brings a unique blend of practical insights and visionary thinking to every presentation and teaching opportunity. 

Penny completed her dental assisting education at Concordia University – Mequon. She brings real-world experience from the trenches of being a Certified Dental Assistant, to teaching for 12 years in a technical college dental assisting program, and contributing to the Dental Assisting National Board’s certification exam. She currently manages a successful private practice in Wisconsin and continues to assist chairside when her body allows. She is armed and ready to help you navigate some real-life scenarios.

During her free time, Penny enjoys hiking, pickleball, boating/kayaking, snowshoeing, and motorcycling.

Meet Lisa, Practice Solutions Coach

Lisa Bahr, RDH, BS, MEd. has been a member of the dental community for over 30 years.  She began her dental hygiene career at Waukesha County Technical College, and received her advanced degrees in Science and Education from Carroll University.

From 2014-2022 she served as director of the Dental Hygiene program at Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, Wisconsin.

In 2021 Lisa along with 3 other dental hygiene educators founded JELL-ED. An organization for educators to come together to learn.

Lisa is forward-thinking in her efforts to improve access to oral care for all Wisconsin residents. This passion shone brightly when she was the Clinic Coordinator of the Waukesha County Community Clinic, and when she was selected for the “Give Kids A Smile Community Leadership Development Institute Ambassador” for her dedication to her program “Give Kids a Smile”.  She also led the school-based sealant program in her area, along with serving as the director of the county’s Head Start dental screening program.  Lisa is active with leadership of the Lake Area Free Clinics dental initiative to bring dental care to underserved populations in Waukesha County. She is a CRDTS examiner, and also serves on the Wisconsin Dental Examining Board. She also speaks presenting educational methodologies to educators.

As someone who has served as a delegate and trustee for the Wisconsin Dental Hygienist’s Association, Lisa’s enthusiasm for her profession is contagious.

In her free time, Lisa enjoys time with her husband and 3 children, CrossFit, scuba diving, and teaches yoga.