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About  Us

Laurel Hoberg
Continuing Education Consultant

Laurel Hoberg is the founder of Rare Bird Speakers, a company focused on placing dental speakers onto the podium of dental meetings across North America.

Her comprehensive background, having worked in both the manufacturing and educational side of the dental Continuing Education (CE) industry, gives her a unique view of the challenges facing the needs of the CE community. Prior to starting her own company, she was instrumental in the development and execution of the speaker’s bureau for Catapult Education where she helped dental educators develop their speaking careers and assisted dental meetings of all sizes, find qualified educators for their CE events.


She also spent several years directing CE departments for GC America and DENTSPLY. She has a BS from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Western New England College in Massachusetts.

Diane Vickers
Sponsor & Logistics Consultant

Diane worked at Dentsply Caulk in Milford, DE,  for 7 years, starting in the marketing department, then she was promoted to Coordinator of Clinical Education programs.  In 2005, she left the corporate world and started her career with the Cape Henlopen School District in Lewes, DE.  Diane is currently the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent.


She joins Rare Bird Speakers as the Sponsor and Logistics Consultant and is happy to be back in the dental industry, doing what she loves most.

Kathy Moore    
Website and Social Media 

Kathy retired February 2023 from the Third District Dental Society in New York serving as their as Executive Director for 26 years.  During her career she was responsible to plan and organize all the  continuing education courses in the seminar series.  Her exceptional skills showed at the annual Greater Capital District Dental Symposium. Her goal was to provide a well-organized enjoyable event for all participating from the speakers, sponsors and attendees. This brought her recognition by several internationally know speakers who presented at the events.

Awarded by the American Dental Association as Honorary Membership in the June 2023.  The honor is conferred by the Board of Trustees on those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the art and science of dentistry.


She joins Rare Bird Speakers as the Sponsor and Logistics Consultant. Recently retiring from that role, Kathy now is our website and media consultant.

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