Orthodontic Practice Management Consulting


Hummingbird Associates is an international management consulting firm dedicated to developing the human and business side of orthodontic practices. We help clients strengthen the ties between sound business practices, information technology, and clinical orthodontics.

We design and implement strategic systems to propel our clients into profitability and reach their financial goals.  Recognizing that it’s not just about numbers, our team works diligently to help these same practices manage change, develop marketing plans, decrease stress, and create professional development programs to enhance staff longevity.

Our Consultants

Get to know us! Each of our talented consultants specialize in key functional areas of the orthodontic practice. 

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Our Philosophy

Find out about our organization, mission, our methods, and the results of our decades of consulting expertise. 

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Orthodontic Practice Consulting Focuses

  • Scheduling

  • Treatment Plans

  • Fees

  • Staff Salaries | Incentives

  • Utilization of the Physical Plant

  • Integration of Associate | Partner

  • Integration of Office Design

  • Practice Transition | Acquisition

  • Overhead Management

  • Budgeting

  • New Patient Integration

  • Growth Guidance | Obs Protocols

  • Operating Processes | Accountability

  • Call Center Set Up and Training

  • Leadership | Management Training

  • Hiring | Evaluating Personnel

  • Personnel Policy | Records

  • Systems for Time Management | Accountability

  • Strategic Mission/Vision | Goal Setting

  • Team Building | Practice Culture

  • Communication Protocols

  • Financial Protocols | Controls

  • Marketing Strategies | ROI Tracking

  • Social Media Strategies

  • Web Site Design and SEO

  • Clinical Efficiency and Training Protocols

  • Clinical Leadership Training

  • Dolphin Software Optimization and Customization

  • I tell people that the Hummingbird team is helping me be someone whose practice is growing with intention instead of hoping things will get better by chance.
    — Dr. Warren Cohen, Surrideo Orthodontics, Calgary, AB
  • Hummingbirds are the best orthodontic consultants in the industry. Karen Moawad has extensive experience and knowledge that is unrivaled. She has insight into all aspects of efficiently running and growing an orthodontic practice. Her team can help with financial systems, scheduling systems, business systems, clinical systems, and marketing systems to name only a few. I couldn't be happier as a client (for as long as I practice) and definitely wouldn't be as successful without Hummingbird.
    — Dr. David Caggiano, Caggiano Orthodontics, Parsippany, NJ
  • A wonderful and caring team - in just a short time we already feel like family! The vision Karen has instilled in every aspect of our practice has been inspiring. I am grateful and beyond excited about the direction we are going. Thank you Hummingbird!
    — Dr. Mark Crane, Crane and Seager Orthodontics, Fort Collins, CO
  • We are enjoying your team as they create the Hummingbird Extreme Makeover on Steroids. Whew! There is so much to take in. Thank you to all the Hummingbird consultants for supporting us in making your vision, plan and organization a reality.
    — Dr. Russell Chang, Chang Orthodontics, Los Alamitos, California