The Best Practice Coaching
108 Dufferin St
PO Box 1625
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0


Kathy Kirkby

Member since 2017

Kathy is a trainer/coach/consultant who bases her success with the transfer of knowledge to those she works with. She works tirelessly shoulder to shoulder in operatory, at the front desk and in the private offices of all members of the dental team. Sharing, guiding and problem solving for the benefit of patients, staff and doctors is key in her motivation.

Starting her career as a Registered Dental Assistant Level 2 in Calgary, Alberta, she has worked chairside knee to knee with periodontists, pediodontists and general practioners for several years. Always the educator Kathy completed her Degree in Health Education at Dalhousie University and began sharing her training methods with the dental world. Her management career began with Tridont Dental Centres in Bedford, NS and for 7 years she managed one of their 126 Canadian practices. Training in HR, practice management, practice dynamics, accounting, productivity and ideal scheduling. 

As the business of profitable dental centres grew so did Kathy’s clientele. She ventured out into the small business world and became an owner/operator of a consulting company that spanned throughout the 4 Atlantic Provinces and Alberta. After countless hours she trained with group, solo and corporate practices working with the teams to achieve new successes and happiness in dental practices. 

In 2009 Kathy complimented her repertoire work with staff and added CPHR – Certified Professional Human Resource to her toolbox. Working through many situations seeking the best solution for all. Also in 2009, she opened a placement agency – Health Quest Staffing to assist practices and dental professionals find suitable employment. 

In 2016 Kathy teamed with DentalPeers to bring to Atlantic Canada the first Dental Buying Group for sundries, equipment, service, group insurance, and software support, we are now over 200 dentists strong. Providing independent practices the purchasing clout of corporate practices.

On a personal note, Kathy is married to her High-school sweetheart they live in Lunenburg, NS and enjoy their 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Kathy is energetic, tireless and totally passionate about Dentistry and strives to share her success with all she comes in contact with.


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