David Schwab, Ph.D., is a professional speaker, author, and consultant who helps dentists grow their practices, educate their patients, and train their teams so that the practices will be more profitable.
An internationally-known seminar speaker, Dr. Schwab presents practical, user-friendly practice management and marketing seminars for the entire dental team. Fast-paced, filled with humor, and overflowing with “pearls,” Dr. Schwab’s seminars are as popular as they are useful. His lecture topics include developing brand identity, effectively using social media, revving up internal marketing, improving verbal skills, providing team leadership, and increasing case acceptance. Using a combination of lecture and interactive sessions, he keeps the audience engaged – while they are learning.
Dr. Schwab also works extensively with referral-based practices to help dental specialists develop and maintain strong referral relationships. He works with specialists and small groups of general dentists to systematize referrals, develop outreach programs to attract more referral sources, and emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary treatment.
Prior to starting his own company, Dr. Schwab served as Director of Marketing for the American Dental Association and as Executive Director of the American College of Prosthodontists. He has also worked with numerous dental schools, major corporations, and private dental practices.
At the present time he runs a marketing consulting firm, David Schwab & Associates, Inc. The company provides in-office seminars, online training and consulting, and other practice management services for fee-for-service dentists.
Recognized as a prolific and insightful author, Dr. Schwab’s practice management and marketing articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Journal of the American Dental Association, Dental Economics, the Seattle Study Club Journal, and the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association. His website:, features blogs, articles, videos, and much other useful information.
Dr. Schwab holds a Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University.
A native of New Orleans, he currently lives in the Orlando, Florida area with his wife and two children.