Discover who will be speaking at our upcoming 8th annual PDTA conference, right here!

With a variety of speakers and topics being covered, you can rest assured your team is in good hands. And if you’re ready to register your team for our next conference, simply complete our online registration form.

PDTA presenter Shelly ShortShelly Von Short, RDH, MS, PhD


Shelly Von Short, RDH, MS, PhD has worked in the dental field for over 33 years. Prior to owning her own dental practice management consulting business (Zum Wohl), Shelly was a senior consultant for an international practice management consulting company. She has coached in all dental specialties, and has expertise in practice analysis, business management, non-surgical periodontal programs, team building, and case presentation. She is a former adjunct faculty member at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Department of Dental Hygiene.

Shelly brings a wellness approach to practice management with a bachelor’s of science degree, master’s in nutritional sciences – emphasis in health promotion, and doctorate in the philosophy of holistic nutrition.


Rhea M. Haugseth, DMD

Rhea M. Haugseth, DMD has maintained a private practice in Marietta, GA since 1982. She attended the University of Louisville Dental School and completed her pediatric residency at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital / Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is proud to be a Fellow the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the Academy of Dentistry International – National Honorary Organizations for Dentists that only less than 5% of dentists belong.

Dr. Haugseth is a Past President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentists, and the Georgia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Haugseth has been a National Spokesperson for the AAPD since 1989 and has been frequently interviewed for radio, print, and national television. Dr. Haugseth has been a member of numerous councils and committees in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Haugseth served on the American Society of Forensic Odontology Board of Directors 2001-2004. She is a Fellow and member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and an active member of the National DMORT Mass Disaster Team serving Region IV as a forensic dentist (odontologist).

Dr. Haugseth is also a member of the ADA, GDA, Northwestern District Dental Society, the Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and is an associate member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Haugseth is the Founder and Director of the Pediatric Dental Assistant School in Atlanta Georgia. She is also the Founder and Director of the Pediatric Dental Team Association. She is committed to the pediatric dental team and continues to develop ways to enhance their knowledge and skills both in and out of the dental office.