Dr. James R Schroeder
Elizabeth Schroeder Craig, Chief Transitions Specialist
Dr. Terry Dickinson, Advisor
Donna Crosley Thibault
Marketing & Communications
DENTAL TRANSITION SPECIALISTS
Leadership by Design was founded by Dr. James R. Schroeder in 1999 to serve and support dental professionals with the multitude of transitions that occur within the natural life cycle of a dental practice. We understand that even the smallest of transitions requires planning and thoughtful decision-making. More importantly, we've learned that one of the greatest challenges is not with the actual tasks involved, but with the amount of details and communications that can't be overlooked for an effective transition to occur. Having a trusted guide by your side can make the experience far less stressful for everyone involved.
Today, Leadership by Design proudly serves as the endorsed provider of dental practice transitions by the Virginia Dental Association. We've worked hard to develop the resources, expertise, experience and trusted partnerships to support dentists in every stage of your career.
If you have an important change or decision to make – if you want to ensure that you have the important support of your staff and colleagues, we can help.
Dr. James Schroeder held a 40 year career in the dental industry owning a successful dental practice in Richmond, serving as an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, and later leading his private dental consultancy firm. In 2014, he was selected to serve as the lead consultant in developing the strategic five-year plan for VCU's School of Dentistry. Throughout his career, he also lobbied for improving access to dental health care throughout the state and educating dentists on how to best serve special needs patients. His love and heart for providing exceptional patient care was evident throughout his career and in every relationship he encountered.
Learn more about our Founder here.