Michael Bonanno has over 20 years of executive leadership experience and has a proven track record and system for converting struggling dental practices into high revenue-generating offices. He has co-owned several successful dental practices and is an expert at providing dentists with the tools, insights, and support they need to achieve their goals. Michael is passionate about helping dentists create predictably profitable practices using The New Model for Independent Dentists™. He has created exclusive programs to bring game-changing technology and processes to the dental industry in the United States and Canada.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Sandy Hayakawa has an impressive background in executive leadership in the fashion industry. She served as President of Tommy Hilfiger Footwear, Vice President at Donna Karan/DKNY, and Vice President of Sales for MAGIC International/Advanstar. Sandy is a creative business strategist with extensive experience in brand management, business development, sales and marketing, merchandising, and product development.
Karen Black spent over 25 years in telecommunications and technology, initially designing and installing office telephone systems and call centers. She served in senior leadership roles at several international service providers across operations; product development, management, and marketing; pricing; sales; and business development before opening her own consultancy focused on information and communications technology for development (ICT4D) in emerging markets. Karen also successfully ran a security company and an award-winning restaurant.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Kevin Earle comes to DentalVSS following an impressive career supporting dentists at the helm
of Arizona Dental Association as Executive Director. His long-term prior experience regulating health care
professionals in two different states provides extraordinary insight into dental practices and the
associated regulatory and patient management challenges. His commitment to the dental
profession has been widely recognized with honorary fellowships in the American College of
Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Kevin holds a
BA in Public Affairs from the George Washington University, and MBA from Rutgers University
and an MPH from Columbia University.
Kevin B. Earle
Vice President, Senior Advisor
Tonya Burns has dedicated her professional life to the dental community.
Since beginning her career as a dental assistant over 25 years ago, Tonya
has worked in many areas of dental practices across clinical, front office,
and management positions, including spending 12 years in pediatric
dentistry. Her breadth and depth of experience give her a keen understanding
of challenges faced by dentists and their teams and how to solve them, and
she’s masterful at uncovering revenue-generating practice improvement
opportunities. Tonya has also enjoyed 15 years of exceptional success as a
dental consultant at the national level and is a sought-after speaker at
dental industry events. She is a specialist in dental systems, scheduling,
workflow, and training and is at the forefront of technology innovations in
the dental space.