Dianne has more than four decades in dentistry. Her business, Watterson Speaking/Consulting LLC, is based in Lexington, NC. Dianne has been published extensively, including authoring two monthly columns in national dental publications-one in Dental Economics called “Practice Wisdom” and the other in RDH called “Staff Rx”. In addition to serving on the editorial board of RDH magazine, Dianne is co-author of Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist. She has published several books and received numerous awards. Dianne has been chosen every year since 2006 as a leader in Consulting/Speaking by Dentistry Today. She is a former faculty member in the dental hygiene program at Guilford Technical Community College, a member of Christian medical/dental Association of Dental Office Managers, American Academy of Dental Hygiene, and American Dental Hygienist Association. Diane and her husband, Dave, live in Lexington, NC and have 4 sons and 7 grandchildren.


Ms. Riley is a 1998 graduate of Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. She completed her Baccalaureate with Wright State University and a Master of Science with Boston University. Amber is an RDH Advisory Board Member to the Oral Cancer Foundation, a subject matter consultant serving dozens of state dental boards, and a Forensic Dental Consultant for the San Diego County Office of the Medical Examiner. Ms. Riley is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Fellow of the International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners, Member of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association, Member of the American Society of Forensic Odontology, and an Associate Member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. Amber Riley is an internationally recognized speaker providing continuing education programs for dental and medical professionals covering oral and systemic pathologies, forensic odontology, and the use and misuse of therapeutic and illicit pharmacology.