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Sonya Dunbar, MPH, RDH


Sonya Dunbar, MPH, RDH, AKA the Geriatric Toothfairy, is a Registered Dental Hygienist, TEDx, and international public speaker guided by over 30 years of dental experience in private practice, skilled nursing facilities, and academia. Sonya and her husband, Gerald Dunbar, are the owners of Mobile Dental Xpress, providing comprehensive dental care to long-term care facilities. In addition, Sonya is a Geriatric Oral Care Educator and trainer. Sonya works diligently to educate as many people as possible on the importance of oral health as we age. Sonya is a US Navy Veteran and is pursing a PhD in Gerontology.

Sonya is a serial entrepreneur, podcast co-founder, brand ambassador with over 100k social media followers, business coach, and mindset coach for business owners and entrepreneurs.

Sonya Dunbar has authored Golden Nuggets for Life, and co-authored The Tooth and Nothing but the Truth, A Geriatric Dental Hygienist and Geriatric Dentist’s Guide to Oral Care for the Aging Population, and An Introduction to Mobile & Teledentistry: How Technology, Consumer Demand & Prevention Are Shaping the Future of Dentistry.

Sonya is also a recipient of the 2020 Philips Heart to Hands Award and the 2022 Sunstar Award. As if that is not enough, the National Day Archives, LLC has proclaimed November 9th of each calendar year as Geriatric Toothfairy Day.