Our Team

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Nancy Kagan

President, Owner

nancy@summitdentalpartners.com

Nancy Kagan is a fixer. Give her a problem and watch it disappear. By nature, Nancy is a positive and dynamic person, passionate about making a difference, eager to be an integral part of the evolution of progress within a dental practice. She works to establish trust in a relationship, respecting all as equals. Nancy enjoys watching a staff transition from skeptical to invested. As founder and owner of Summit Dental Partners, LLC, Nancy’s greatest reward is seeing a practice flourish, knowing that Summit Dental Partners has built a foundation for success that will continue to grow. Her background makes her eminently qualified to excel as a consultant. After working several years as a hygienist, she formed a temporary placement agency, “Dental Temporaries.” Presented with an opportunity to manage a large group practice, she sold her business and presided over two successful practices for twenty-five years. In 2004, she visualized a company that would develop systems and procedures to make dental practices more efficient and successful; thus, the creation of Summit Dental Partners. To teach, to mentor, to share new friendships and experiences–Nancy Kagan is all about understanding today and improving tomorrow.

Blake Cohen

VP of Sales

blake@summitdentalpartners.com

Blake Cohen is the teacher. A graduate of Bentley University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Blake’s specialty is understanding the financial aspect of a practice. He trains staff members in the intricacies of dental insurance, copayment calculation, and treatment planning. A keen observer of human nature, Blake relates well with people and takes great pride in making a difference in each office he visits.

He got his experience at a dental practice in downtown Boston, so he understands the challenges involved. It’s no wonder that his passion is golf, a game of skill, observation, strategy and self-confidence.

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Marissa Thompson

VP of Operations

marissa@summitdentalpartners.com

Marissa Thompson is the energizer bunny. With an endless supply of creative ideas and practical know-how, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in dental hygiene from Forsyth, Marissa tirelessly and tenaciously gets the job done. Her goal is to combine her training as a hygienist with her marketing background and management expertise to help in multiple phases of consulting. When clean-up is in order, there is no better person to find the problem, fix the problem, and make it right. Marissa values family time with her husband, two daughters and two dogs and she’s not averse to putting on her tool belt for a good home improvement project.

Nancy Shearer

nancy@summitdentalpartners.com


Nancy Shearer is the communicator. An attentive listener, a dedicated problem solver, and a life-long learner, she is a natural at offering advice. Interested in the dental hygiene profession since seventh grade, she has a vision for what makes an office efficient and effective, and is a knowledgable mentor for dental hygienists and dentists. 


She brings extensive experience to her job. A Registered Dental Hygienist with a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Education degree, Nancy was a Professor of Dental Hygiene at Cape Cod Community College from 1977-2015. In 2005, she received the Hygiene Instructor of the Year award from the Massachusetts Dental Association, recognizing her high ideals and academic leadership. 


She and her husband Kevin enjoy traveling, spending time with their three children and their families, playing golf, and keeping fit. 

Nancy Shearer

nancy@summitdentalpartners.com


Nancy Shearer is the communicator. An attentive listener, a dedicated problem solver, and a life-long learner, she is a natural at offering advice. Interested in the dental hygiene profession since seventh grade, she has a vision for what makes an office efficient and effective, and is a knowledgable mentor for dental hygienists and dentists. 


She brings extensive experience to her job. A Registered Dental Hygienist with a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Education degree, Nancy was a Professor of Dental Hygiene at Cape Cod Community College from 1977-2015. In 2005, she received the Hygiene Instructor of the Year award from the Massachusetts Dental Association, recognizing her high ideals and academic leadership. 


She and her husband Kevin enjoy traveling, spending time with their three children and their families, playing golf, and keeping fit. 

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Dawn Forman

dawn@summitdentalpartners.com

Dawn Forman

dawn@summitdentalpartners.com

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Dawn Forman likes to find the story behind today's numbers and then help write the story the numbers will tell in the future. A long time manager of a large dental practice she has experience with goal setting for growth and making those goals achievable. There are many moving pieces to a dental practice and Dawn has experience with all aspects including the financials, practice acquisition and transitions, bank financing and goal setting. Dawn’s has a Bachelors in Management Information Systems and in her previous life before children worked on the technical design and programming of computer systems for Kodak and Chiquita.

While raising her children Dawn started as a bookkeeper with a small practice (5 employees) and help grow the group to a multi-doctor practice with 25 employees. Free time is spent baking, traveling and time in Boston.

Dawn Forman likes to find the story behind today's numbers and then help write the story the numbers will tell in the future. A long time manager of a large dental practice she has experience with goal setting for growth and making those goals achievable. There are many moving pieces to a dental practice and Dawn has experience with all aspects including the financials, practice acquisition and transitions, bank financing and goal setting. Dawn’s has a Bachelors in Management Information Systems and in her previous life before children worked on the technical design and programming of computer systems for Kodak and Chiquita.

While raising her children Dawn started as a bookkeeper with a small practice (5 employees) and help grow the group to a multi-doctor practice with 25 employees. Free time is spent baking, traveling and time in Boston.

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Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
   3/1/18 to 2/28/22. Provider ID# 368382

Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
   3/1/18 to 2/28/22. Provider ID# 368382

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