Dianne Glasscoe Watterson, RDH, BS, MBA has more than four decades in dentistry. Her business, Watterson Speaking/Consulting LLC, is based in Lexington, NC. Since 1997, Dianne has been published extensively, including authoring two monthly columns in national dental publications- one in Dental Economics called “Practice Wisdom” and the other in RDH called “Staff Rx.” Dianne is a well-known provider of continuing education for dental professionals and has presented for associations and major dental meetings across the US.
In addition to serving on the editorial board of RDH magazine, Dianne is a co-author of Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist, a text used in many hygiene programs. She has published three books: Manage Your Practice Well; The Consummate Dental Hygienist; and Real World Dental Hygiene which won an Apex Award for publication excellence. Dianne was honored by Dentsply™ as a “Distinguished Dental Professional” in 2005. Also, Dianne was honored by Colgate™ in 2009 and 2010 as a “Key Opinion Leader” and serves on their Oral Health Advisory Board. Dianne has been chosen as a Leader in Consulting/Speaking by Dentistry Today every year since 2006. In addition to being a former faculty member in the dental hygiene program at Guilford Technical Community College, she is a member of Christian Medical/Dental Association, American Association of Dental Office Managers, American Academy of Dental Hygiene, and American Dental Hygienist Association. Dianne and her husband, Dave, live in Lexington, NC and have 4 grown sons and 7 grandchildren.