Jim Gundelach, MBA, CBC


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. 

MEMBERSHIP, LICENCES and DEGREES 
•    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.

MEMBERSHIP, LICENCES and DEGREES 
•    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.

MEMBERSHIPS, LICENSES and DEGREES:
•    AA degree Diablo Valley college
•    AS degree Diablo Valley College
•    Registered Dental Hygienist
•    CPR certificate
•    Diablo Valley College dental hygiene advisory board

COURSES BEYOND MANDATORY CE:  (
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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