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Rick Garofolo - dental speaker

Rick Garofolo, II

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What you don’t know can hurt you. Many dentists and practice managers aren’t aware of current OSHA and HIPAA standards or business management techniques and systems. Through his speaking and consulting programs, Richard Garofolo, II shares his 20+ years’ experience in the management, marketing and growth of dental practices, including OSHA and HIPAA compliance, program creation and staff training. Knowing what is expected and required of you will increase bottom line profits, create a safe environment for staff and patients and help dentists sleep well at night.

As the President and CEO of The Practice Mechanic, Rick has contributed to the business of dentistry through proper accounting techniques, recall and follow up system creation, proper treatment plan presentation and more than 20 other systems. He has also published hundreds of articles in industry publications nationally.

Driving your Dental Business - 16 Business Lessons I Learned Teaching My Daughter to DriveIn his newest book “Driving your Dental Business, 16 Business Lessons I Learned Teaching My Daughter to Drive”, Rick shares practice management techniques and methods that he used and still uses to grow dental practices’ bottom lines by an average 80% per year all over the country.   

Rick’s unique experience comes from a combination of years of successful business ownership with advertising agencies, PR firms, publishing companies, multiple magazines, restaurants, bakeries, a chain of barber shops and commercial and residential real estate investments coupled with his years of experience in the dental industry as a consultant and dental business owner.

Working as a practice management and OSHA/HIPAA compliance consultant for dentists, Rick develops site specific plans and business systems for dental offices around the country, including state specific plans. This allows them to concentrate on working ON their business instead of working IN it, creating increased opportunities for profit and allowing dentists and practice owners to sleep well.


Rick’s realistic, informative and inspiring speaking presentations are in demand nationally and internationally at seminars, dental meetings, and conferences. His presentations concentrate not just on the requirements, but on how they actually tie in to everyday life in dental offices.



“This was the most comprehensive, no fluff course that I have ever attended.”

“This training gave us so many great ideas that we put into place immediately!”

“The speaker was funny, informative and entertaining. I am DEFINITELY going to any class he teaches!” 


  • Past-President, Small Business Chamber of Commerce
  • Past-President, Spring-Ford Chamber of Commerce
  • Spring-Ford Area Economic Development Council
  • Berks County Economic Council
  • Dental Marketing Advisory Committee
  • Dental Website Development Council
  • Ecfirst HIPAA Compliance Council


  • OSHA-Authorized Outreach Trainer
  • Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP)
  • Certified Security Compliance Specialist (CSCS)