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The Dentistry Consultants is the online component of McKane & Associates, a full service practice management firm with the mission of assisting dental healthcare providers to create, build, design, or redesign profitable and productive practices.

Our consultants are trained in the most effective and innovative practice management techniques, enabling us to create cost-effective, customized programs that will produce immediate and long-term results.


Cynthia McKane-Wagester is a Registered Dental Hygienist whose diverse professional activities reflect an avid interest in all aspects of the dental profession. She also holds an MBA and is the author of Dental Hygiene: The Pulse of the Practice, a book on the business of hygiene. Her Master Practice Procedures Quartet, a series of integrated manuals that take the concept of teamwork to new heights, was published in 2004.

She has been a practicing hygienist since 1979 and continues to practice in private practice settings, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and community clinics in Frederick and Baltimore Maryland.  She began her professional consulting career in 1983 working with Paragon Management Associates, Inc., a nationally recognized firm based in Maryland.  As Senior Consultant and hygiene coach with Paragon, Cindy provided hands-on training and implemented quality control systems for more than 200 healthcare practices. She planned and presented seminars and workshops and recruited speakers to represent the organization at local and regional events and continuing education programs.

McKane & Associates, a full service management consulting firm offering healthcare professionals a series or coordinated programs that support and teach a “win-win” approach to profitability, optimal patient care, and excellent customer service, was established in 1994. The firm now has a client base of more than 600 dental healthcare practices in the United States and Canada and remains committed to helping healthcare professionals meet the new challenges of the profession by constantly updating, enhancing, and individualizing programs and services. 

In 2014 Cindy join the team of Henry Schein Professional Practice Transitions as a practice transition consultant.  In her first year of joining the company she was recognized as one of the top ten consultants in the country.  She prides herself on excellent customer services and treating each client with the utmost respect during the transition process.

In 1998, she established the Dental Hygiene Mastermind Alliance, an assembly of dental hygienists who meet four times a year to exchange ideas and support each other through networking and continuing education. She has also served as president of the state and local components of the Maryland Dental Hygiene Association and as coordinator of fundraising efforts for the University of Maryland Dental School. In 1999, she was presented with the Distinguished AlumnusAward from the University of Maryland Dental School.


Cindy is a published author and has written numerous standard operating protocol manuals.  She has established training programs utilized throughout the state and written college level courses for intern programs.  She has written many articles for nationally recognized professional journals, and she serves as an editorial consultant to RDH Magazine. Her articles can also be accessed via the Internet at

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