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Carol Dahlke, RDH, MDH

My Favorite Days

Other than being outside on a sunny day, jumping rope, my best days are when I’m consulting.

Okay, I may be a little old for jumping rope. But, you can find me at the theatre, golfing, traveling with my two daughters, hiking, or helping others. And, like a kid, I’m curious and I love to learn. That’s why I also enjoy going to conferences, reading, and asking lots of questions.


Some people might be content to rest on their twenty-six years of clinical experience in dental hygiene, along with ten years of management experience, teaching at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, and the knowledge gained from having worked with 130 dental practices in the U.S. and in Canada.

I’m not. There’s too much more to learn.

My Beginning

It’s one thing to read about a subject. Living it adds much more. I started my career in the dental field as a front office team member and soon transitioned to a certified dental assistant before completing my degree as a dental hygienist, so I have a connection to, and understanding of, dentistry.

I also earned my Master’s degree in Dental Hygiene, with a focus on Management, and went on to get certified in Coaching.

Being Involved

I live in a wonderful community and have had the privilege to give back. I started the Special Olympics Special Smiles program in Minnesota and served as a Clinical Director providing dental health screenings to athletes throughout Minnesota since 2000.  I serve on the School of Dentistry’s Alumni Society’s Board of Directors, and I’m a lifelong member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.

I’m proud to have been honored by numerous organizations.

  • 2018 Golisano Health Leadership Award
  • 2017 University of Minnesota Alumni Service Award
  • 2008 Distinguished Dental Hygiene Alumna, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • 2006 Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction
  • 2005 Outstanding Service Award Special Olympics Minnesota

    Why I Love Consulting

    Dentistry is my thing. I love to teach and love that I can help you, the dedicated professional, to enjoy the benefits of healthier patients, a better work/life balance, and greater profits, while reducing stress, so you can find greater joy in your life.

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