Jim Gundelach, MBA, CPC

I have been involved in dentistry most of my life. It all started with my enlistment in the U.S. Navy in 1966.  I was a dental technician (in the Navy this is a dental assistant/dental hygienist).  

In 1970 I was honorably discharged and joined the SS White dental supply company, then started a crown and bridge dental laboratory being one of the first to obtain the newly established CDT (certified dental technician) rating. 

Later I received a teaching credential from UCLA and supervised the dental technology department of Southern California College while updating the curriculum.

In 1984 I started Gundelach and Associates, a practice management consulting firm. Two years later my wife Susan joined the firm and we have been helping dental practices meet their goals ever since.  

We take a hands-on personal commitment to the success of each practice and have a variety of programs and services available to our clients. 

•    Academy of Professional Consultants and Advisors
•    Academy of Dental Management
•    Professional Resource Organization of Consultants
•    Certified Dental Technician
•    San Francisco Dental Implant Institute Past Member Board of Advisors
•    California State Teaching Credential
•    California Real Estate License
•    AA Health Science
•    BSBA
•    MBA

Susan Gundelach, MBA

Upon meeting me you will see that it's evident that I love being a consultant and coach to dentists, and equally important, to the team. I am driven to help dentists achieve their business goals with compassion, honesty, and integrity. I believe that dentistry 
should help people look and feel their best and that the dentist and team should be well compensated for their effort.

I graduated from Dental Assisting School, earned my RDA, CDA and went on to teaching Dental Assisting at the same school.  

Continuing my formal training I received an AA degree in Science, a BSBA degree in business and my MBA with many other postgraduate hours. I have both clinical and business experience in private practice.  

I functioned as an RDA and office manager in both general and specialty practices.  I have trained dental offices in dental computer software and joined my husband, Jim in consulting with private practices in California in 1986.

•    Dental Assistant Diploma
•    RDA/Coronal Polish/X-Ray License
•    CPR Certificate
•    AA Natural Sciences 
•    BSBA
•    MBA
•    California Real Estate Broker’s License

​​Joanna Gundelach

I graduated from the Diablo Valley College dental hygiene program in 2005. Upon graduation I received the American Dental Hygiene Association’s Leadership Award and the Diablo Valley College Outstanding Graduate Award. 

I have been a contributing member of Gundelach and Associates since 2008. I am passionate about sharing knowledge and finely tuned teaching skills regarding the connection between oral health and systemic health. 

I work as a full-time hygienist in the San Francisco bay area. 

I also serve on Diablo Valley college’s dental hygiene advisory board.

•    AA degree Diablo Valley college
•    AS degree Diablo Valley College
•    Registered Dental Hygienist
•    CPR certificate
•    Diablo Valley College dental hygiene advisory board

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Ensuring personal knowledge of field advancements and optimal care in private practice

​​Lexa H. Gundelach

I have been aiding Gundelach & Associates since 2012 with computer skills. While I interned for Gundelach and Associates I learned consulting skills and how the business works.   I have created Power Point presentations used in training dental teams on practice management topics. 

I completed my studies in Business Administration from Diablo Valley College in 2015. I will attend UC Berkeley HAAS Business program in the fall of 2015. While at Diablo Valley College I was President of the Honor Society and Mentor for Young 
Entrepreneurs at Haas, UC Berkeley.

I also enjoy volunteer work as with Light the Night Walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Coastal Clean-Up Day and Foster A Dream program. 

I participated in a foreign student exchange program to Italy.

Memberships and Licenses
President, AGS Honor Society Diablo Valley College
Study Abroad - American Institute for Foreign Studies
Benicia High School 3.96 GPA with honors

Gundelach and Associates

Coaching Winning Dental Teams Since 1984

Cecie Mendoza, BS

Practice Management Consultant

“My dental career did not start out in practice management consulting! I have a bachelor’s degree in Advertising, left Silicon Valley and started to work full time as the office manager in my husband’s dental practice.

​After years of confused practice plateau we needed to make a change. We teamed up with Gundelach & Associates and watched our practice more than double in production, increased percentage of collections, higher net take home, and added much needed free time to our growing family. G&A are now my mentors, and because I am a true testament to their systems, I am passionate about helping dental practices meet their goals." Visit my
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