Mary Beth Kirkpatrick

Mary Beth Kirkpatrick

Founder & Senior Consultant

Mary Beth Kirkpatrick, Managing Partner of Gaidge 360 Consulting and President of Gaidge has shared her operations management and process implementation expertise with orthodontists and orthodontic teams over the past 30 years. She leads an experienced team of consultants who elevate practice growth, administrative skills, and clinical efficiency as they develop high-performing teams.

Getting to know Mary Beth

Mary Beth is uniquely talented in making practice data meaningful and actionable for her clients to help them transform their practices into smarter, happier and more profitable businesses. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and in her early career worked as a dental hygienist and practice manager for five years before entering the world of software. Mary Beth served as the developer-practice liaison when the first practice management software was being built in the late 1980's. She has had a vision for elevating practice performance leveraging progressive thinking and technology since the beginning. In 2010, Mary Beth began the journey of building her dream -- a cloud-based business metrics tool that would allow her team to collaborate with Gaidge 360 Consulting clients.

Today, Gaidge is managed by an amazing leadership team, a group of inspired software developers, and a passionate support team. Gaidge is a priceless tool for orthodontists and orthodontic teams that has elevated the way practices manage their businesses today. The software has become a fixture with industry consultants, financial and wealth management firms, study groups and the American Association of Orthodontists.

You'll often find MBK boarding a plane in Atlanta, traveling to domestic and international destinations as she brings a fresh perspective to existing challenges, designs strategies for success and develops high performance practices. Mary Beth and her husband, Ken, live in North Georgia in close proximity to their 4 children and 11 grandchildren. She is a Southern host, entertainer of friends, enthusiastic gardener, player of cards, lover of dogs, and an outrageously "spoilacious" grandmother.

Experience Highlights

  • Winner of the American Association of Orthodontics 2024 Outstanding Contribution Award
  • Global Lecturer for the AAO, Constituency Meetings, Software Partners, Manufacturers, Study Clubs and Private Events
  • Practice Analysis, Strategy Design and Implementation
  • Organizational & Accountability Systems
  • Operational & Clinical Efficiency
  • Application of Business Intelligence to Drive Better Decisions and Positive Outcomes for Clients
  • Creating Short and Long Term Goals with Detailed Action Plans
  • Team Building, Coaching & Empowerment

Hear from Mary Beth’s clients

I feel so fortunate to have met Mary Beth very early in my practice career, and over the years she and the Gaidge 360 Consulting team have been instrumental in helping our practice to evolve, grow, and thrive. Mary Beth and the entire team offer tremendous knowledge, unique perspectives of the orthodontic landscape, and are passionate about helping our practice reach optimum performance.

Dr. Gavin Heymann, DDS, MS Smith & Heymann Orthodontics | Durham, NC

The entire team is as passionate about helping us achieve our goals as we are. They are the best consultants I have ever used. Mary Beth's breadth of knowledge about all aspects of the software, coupled with her understanding of how a practice operates, is phenomenal. However, it is her ability to interact with my staff that is most impressive. They absolutely love her and want to embrace the changes she suggests for our office. Her personal style is the envy of all! Very few things in life are better than you expect.

Richard E. Boyd, DMD, MS Columbia, SC

Looking back, I can't imagine starting my practice without the Gaidge 360 Consulting team. They have been a valued and trusted resource as we take our practice forward to the next level. Without question, the best decision I made about starting my practice was choosing the Smart Start solution.

Dr. David Guidry, Guidry Orthodontics | Morgan City, LA

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