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Author Guidelines and Bio
Author Guidelines:  Interested in joining our elite club of authors? For author guidelines please contact:
Richard H. Nagelberg, DDS, Editorial Director, Dental Education, PennWell Publishing, Email: rnagelberg@pennwell.com

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About Our Authors:  Provided below is a complete listing of our distinguished authors along with a brief Bio of each.
  
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Toni Adams, RDH, BS View Program Listing

UOR 2014

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Mark M. Alarabi, DDS, CECSMO View Program Listing
Dr. Al-Arabi obtained his dental degree from the University of Tishreen, Syria in 1996. He received his training in Orthodontics and Dento-Facial Orthopedics at the University of Aix-Marseille II earning a Certificate of Special Studies in Clinical Orthodontics (CECSMO) in 2002, and is a former member of the French Society of Dento-Facial Orthopedists and the French Society of Bioprogressive. Dr. Al-Arabi joined the faculty at Jacksonville University in July 2003. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.
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Ruben Alcazar, DDS View Program Listing

Dr. Alcazar obtained his dental degree from the University of San Martin, Peru in 1995. He received his training in Orthodontics from the University of San Marcos, Peru, earning a Certificate in Orthodontics in 2003. Dr. Alcazar is currently a resident at Jacksonville University, School of Orthodontics, Class of 2011.

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Nancy Andrews, RDH, BS View Program Listing

Ms. Andrews is a nationally recognized speaker, author and educational consultant and has written more than 80 peer-reviewed articles. She received her B.S.D.H. from University of Southern California, where she was later a clinical instructor. Ms. Andrews practiced clinical Dental Hygiene for 20 years. She has consulted with individual and large dental facilities, dental laboratories and dental corporations on clinical safety and OSHA compliance. She has given seminars nationally and internationally on topics including Diseases and Infection Prevention, Biofilms, and Dental Waterlines and also participated in the drafting of the OSAP Position Paper on Dental Unit Waterlines. Ms. Andrews is an active member of OSAP, ADHA, and CDHA. She can be reached at Nancyandrewsrdh.com.

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Heidi Arndt, RDH, BSDH View Program Listing
Heidi Arndt RDH, BSDH has been working in the dental field for over 18+ years. Her experience stretches from working as a treatment coordinator, dental assistant, and practice manager before graduating from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene.
Heidi spent the early part of her career working in private practice and at the Mayo Clinic (Department of Dental Specialties). In 2002, Heidi began working for American Dental Partners, where she was a dental hygiene mentor/coach and was later promoted to Director, Dental Hygiene Development. Heidi led all dental hygiene development activities for American Dental Partners affiliated dental groups (more than 250 practice and 1000 dental hygienists) across the entire United States, improving patient care, dental hygiene team development and increasing hygiene profits exponentially year after year.
In 2011, Heidi launched Enhanced Hygiene. She is dedicated to helping dental groups support the development and enhance the value of their dental hygiene team. Heidi’s coaching and training programs have helped hundreds of practices achieve their long sought after goals. Improving leadership, teamwork, organizational systems, patient care, patient service, verbal skills, and the bottom line.
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Elena Bablenis Haveles, Bs Pharmacy, PharmD View Program Listing

Dr. Elena Bablenis Haveles, Bs Pharmacy, PharmD is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology in the Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Haveles has taught at Old Dominion University for almost 20 years. Please direct all correspondence to Dr. Haveles. She can be contacted at ehaveles@odu.edu

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Herb Bader, DDS, FACD, FICD View Program Listing

Herb Bader DDS, FACD, FICD is a graduate of NYU Dental School, and Harvard School of Dental Medicine postdoctoral program in periodontology. He is a Fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentistry, Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society, and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Osseointegration. He lectures internationally and is one of the top clinicians/educators; Dentistry Today; 2007-2013. He is a Lecturer in Periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and is widely published in the literature. As an actively practicing periodontist he maintains busy practices in Plymouth and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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William L. Balanoff, DDS, MS, FICD View Program Listing

Dr. Balanoff received his dental degree from Northwestern University and his masters in craniofacial research from Nova Southeastern University. He is an adjunct assistant clinical professor at University of Tennessee and a former assistant clinical professor at Nova Southeastern University teaching postgraduate prosthodontics; specifically implant surgery and reconstruction to the prosthodontic residents. Dr. Balanoff is the owner of a multilocation fee for service group practice in the south Florida area. He is on staff at Broward General Hospital and North Broward Hospital with privileges for implant surgery and reconstruction. Dr. Balanoff is on the editorial board of Compendium and is a consultant for Zila Pharmaceuticals.

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Bradley F. Bale, MD View Program Listing
Bradley F. Bale, MD, is one of the nation’s leading specialists in preventing heart attacks, stroke, and diabetes. He cofounded the Bale/Doneen Method and the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center. He is a principal instructor in the Bale/Doneen Method, training other medical providers across the country. He also serves as the medical director of the Heart Health Program for Grace Clinic in Lubbock, Texas. He is an assistant clinical professor at Texas Tech School of Medicine and an adjunct professor at Texas Tech School of Nursing.
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Lois Banta View Program Listing
Lois Bantais CEO and founder of Banta Consulting, Inc., established in 2000. Ms. Banta is also the owner and CEO of The Speaking Consulting Network. Banta Consulting specializes in all aspects of dental practice management. Ms. Banta has over 37 years of dental experience. To contact her for a personal consultation or to invite her to speak to yourorganization, call 816-847-2055, write 33010 NE Pink Hill Rd, Grain Valley, MO 64029, email lois@bantaconsulting.com, or visit her website at www.bantaconsulting.com
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Caren M. Barnes, RDH View Program Listing

Caren M. Barnes received her BS in Dental Hygiene in 1973 and her MS in Dental Hygiene Education and Research from UMKC School of Dentistry in 1974. She currently serves as a Professor and researcher at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Dentistry. Caren has conducted a wide range of research projects and serves as a research consultant and key opinion leader to many dental manufacturers in the US and Europe. Caren is regarded as an expert in airpolishing and traditional polishing both nationally and internationally. Professor Barnes has over 175 publications and has received many prestigious honors. She can be reached at cbarnes@unmc.com.

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Frederic Barnett, DMD View Program Listing
Dr. Frederic Barnett, DMD is the Chairman and Director, IB Bender Division of Postdoctoral Endodontics at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.
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Barry F. Bartusiak, DMD View Program Listing
Dr. Bartusiak is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He has practiced dentistry since 1996 and has offered periodontal disease management programs throughout his career.
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Jay Baxley, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Baxley obtained his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in 1982 and his DDS degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas in 1986. He has since owned and managed large, multi-chaired offices in Austin, TX, and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. He currently operates a high-tech, eight–chair, solo office in Arlington, TX. Dr. Baxley is currently the Texas Dental Association Chairman for the Council on Ethics and Judicial Affairs and has studied law at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Ft. Worth.
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Helene Bednarsh, RDH, MPH View Program Listing
Ms. Bednarsh is the Director of HIV Dental for the Boston Public Health Commission and has participated in local, regional, national and international programs on infection control and HIV/AIDS. She is a member of the American Public Health Association and served on the Oral Health Section Council, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. She served on the Editorial Board of the American Dental Hygienists Association and the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists Association. Ms. Bednarsh was active with the Massachusetts Public Health Association, serving on the planning committee for dentistry and as secretary. She is a member of OSAP and has served on the Board. She was a member of the ADA/DAAC special workgroup on the Management of Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and Evaluation of Occupational Exposure to TB. She is a member of the ADA Wellness Committee/Peers Network for issues related to HIV/ AIDS. Ms. Bednarsh co-chairs the Dental Workgroup of the Boston AIDS Consortium.
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Steven Bender, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Steven D. Bender received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1981 from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1986. He practiced general and restorative dentistry in Plano, Texas until 2000. In 1999, he began studying in a mini-residency program at the Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center, University of Florida College of Dentistry where he received advanced training in orofacial pain and temporomandibular joint disorders. He also completed postgraduate dental education training at the L.D. Pankey Institute and the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study. In 2001 he received a certificate of completion in Orofacial Pain from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He also completed a miniresidency program in Headaches, sponsored by Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2003. Since 2001, Dr. Bender has maintained a private practice devoted to pain management of the head, face, oral cavity and TMJ. He has earned fellowship in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the International Academy of Oral Oncology. He serves as a reviewer for three journals: Headache, Cephalalgia, and The Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain and General Dentistry. He also currently serves as an evidence reviewer for the American Dental Association. Dr. Bender’s current areas of research and study include difficult headaches, neuropathic pain mechanisms, and sleep disorders.
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Sandra Berger, RDH, BS View Program Listing

UOR 2014

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Charles Blair, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Charles Blair is a contributing editor for Dental Economics magazine, and a former practicing dentist who now provides consulting services to the dental industry on a full-time basis through Dr. Charles Blair & Associates, near Charlotte, North Carolina. A graduate of Erskine College, he earned his Doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Blair also holds degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Mathematics and Dental Surgery. He has individually consulted with thousands of practices. Also a widely-read and highly-respected author, he has written the E-Z Tax Cookbook and co-authored Marketing for the Dental Practice and Employing Family Members in Your Practice: A Tax Bonanza! In addition, he has published numerous articles in various dental magazines. Dr. Blair is a nationally recognized speaker for national, state and local dental groups, study clubs and other organizations. He offers leading-edge presentations in the business/finance/insurance coding arena of dentistry. Dr. Blair’s extensive background and expertise make him uniquely qualified to share his wealth of knowledge with the dental profession.
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Jeff T. Blank, DMD, PA View Program Listing
Dr. Blank maintains a full-time practice, focusing on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Blank has lectured extensively at major dental meetings throughout the U.S., as well as overseas in Germany, Sweden and the Pacific Rim on cosmetic materials and techniques. He is an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of General Dentistry, and guest lecturer for graduate and undergraduate studies, at the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Blank graduated from MUSC in 1989, and is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Pierre Fauchard Honorary Society, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. In his leisure time, Dr. Blank enjoys traveling, biking, camping and fly-fishing with his family.
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Alan A. Boghosian View Program Listing

Dr. Alan A. Boghosian is a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Dental Surgery of the Department of Surgery, at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine where he coordinates clinical research investigations. Dr. Boghosian maintains a private practice in downtown Chicago devoted primarily to restorative dentistry. He has authored numerous publications and has lectured internationally on the subjects of dental materials and restorative procedures. Dr. Boghosian is a member of the International Association of Dental Research and a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and Academy of Dental Materials. In 1996 he was the recipient of the Gordon J. Christensen Recognition Lecturer Award of the Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Boghosian is a media spokesperson for the American Dental Association. He formerly was chairman of the working group on materials, instruments and equipment of the Council on Scientific Affairs of the American Dental Association and currently serves as a consultant to the council.

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Scotty L. Bolding, DDS, MS View Program Listing

Scotty L. Bolding, DDS, MSwas born in Arkansas where he attended the University of Arkansas and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Sciences. He then attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX, where he earned his DDS degree in 1989. Dr. Bolding completed a Masters Degree in Craniofacial Biology at Baylor University in Waco, TX in 1992 and completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX in 1993.

Post-graduation, Dr. Bolding has remained very active in research and education. Throughout his career he has continued to strive for advancing the art and science of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has written multiple publications and is a sought after and active speaker in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition to being a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, he also served as a Board Examiner for six years.

Dr. Bolding is very active in developing technologies that advance the science of surgically facilitated orthodontics, dental implant therapy, and Temporomandibular Joint Management. He is a leader in the evolution of digital implant dentistry, digital orthognathic surgery, and digital records management.

In addition, Dr. Bolding is the President and Founder of MaxSurge Healthcare Solutions. MaxSurge is a healthcare consulting and business resource firm that is working to enhance the delivery of healthcare to the public by improving business processes for the provider, patient and the employer.

Dr. Bolding enjoys spending time with his family, flying,traveling, boating and golfing.

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Patty Bonasso Byrd, RDH, BS View Program Listing
Patty Bonasso Byrd, RDH, BS, is a graduate of the University of Louisville (1978) Dental Hygiene Program. She lectures nationwide on a variety of topics related to dental hygiene and is adjunct clinical faculty at UL and an author. She has been actively involved in the Kentucky State Dental Hygiene Association, serving as president (1998–99) and delegate to the ADHA.
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John O. Burgess, DDS, MS View Program Listing

Dr. Burgess is the Assistant Dean for Clinical Research and the Director of The Biomaterials Graduate Program at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He graduated from Emory University School of Dentistry and completed graduate training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He completed a General Practice Residency and a General Dentistry Residency in the Air Force. He served as military consultant to the Surgeon General in General Dentistry and was Chairman of Dental Research and Dental Materials at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Burgess is a diplomat of the Federal Services Board in General Dentistry and the American Board of General Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials and the American College of Dentists, and an elected member of The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and The American Restorative Academy. He is a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry, The American and International Associations for Dental Research, the Alabama Dental Association and the ADA. A dedicated researcher he has served as the principal investigator on industrial, foundation, state and national grants. Dr. Burgess is the author of over 300 journal articles, textbook chapters and abstracts and has presented more than 800 continuing education programs nationally and internationally. Dr. Burgess is an active investigator on clinical trials evaluating posterior composites, adhesives, fluoride releasing materials, impression materials and class 5 restorations. He maintains a part-time practice in general dentistry. He has been happily married to Patricia for more than 30 years.

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Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD View Program Listing

Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD, (Retired) Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, University of Washington School of Dental Medicine; (Retired) Attending in Pain Center, University of Washington Medical Center; (Retired) Private Practice in Hawaii and Washington; Director, Oral Care Research Associates. He can be reached at jeffreyaburgess@hotmail.com .

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Tracy Anderson Butler, CRDH, M View Program Listing

UOR 2014

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Ricardo Caicedo View Program Listing
Dr. Ricardo Caicedo is an assistant professor, Director of the Seniors Endodontic Clinic, Selective Endodontics Course for Senior students, and Professor of Post-Graduate Endodontics.
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Deniz Cakir, DDS, MS View Program Listing
Dr. Deniz Cakir is an instructor the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Dentistry teaching graduates and dental students. She graduated from Ankara University School of Dentistry in 2002, and completed graduate training at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, School of Dentistry in 2005. Dr. Cakir is a member of the American Dental Association and the International Association for Dental Research. She is an active researcher in the area of dental materials and has authored numerous articles and abstracts on dental materials.
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Susan Calderbank, DMD View Program Listing

UOR 2014

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Susan Callahan Barnard, RDH, MS View Program Listing
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Richard C. Capasso, CPA, PFS, CFP View Program Listing

Richard C. Capasso, CPA, PFS, CFP is Vice-President and shareholder of Clairmont, Paciello and Co, PC, a regional certified public accounting firm, CPC Financial Planning and Tanglewood Financial Services which are based in King of Prussia, PA. Mr. Capasso is a member of numerous boards of directors, is the recipient of numerous awards and has been recognized for his contributions to the business, civic and cultural betterment of the greater Philadelphia region.

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William M. Carpenter, DDS, MS View Program Listing
Dr. William M. Carpenter attended Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, and then earned a D.D.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon. His M.S. in Oral Biology was completed at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He completed a Residency in Oral Pathology and a Fellowship in Electron Microscopy at the U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research and he Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C. He has held the position of Professor and Chairman for the Department of Pathology and Medicine at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California for the past 18 years. He has lectured widely throughout the United States and contributed extensively to the dental literature in the fields of Oral Biology and Oral Pathology.
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Michele Carr, RDH, MA View Program Listing

UOR 2014

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Christine Cashen View Program Listing

OUR 2014

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Richard Champagne, DMD, MAGD View Program Listing
Dr. Richard Champagne practices general dentistry in Morganville, NJ. He is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, and an Associate fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. In addition, he has completed all the Pankey Institute continuums, and he has been granted two patents for dental devices. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Dentistry, the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the New Jersey Sleep Society.
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Stephen Clark, DMD View Program Listing
Dr. Stephen M. Clark is an Associate Professor and Director of the Post-Graduate Endodontic Program.
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Morris Clark, DDS, BDS, BS, FACD View Program Listing
Dr. Morris Clark is currently Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry. He is a graduate of the University of CaliforniaSan Francisco School of Dentistry and completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Columbia University, New York. He has been a member of the Board of the American Dental Society of Anesthesia for the past 15 years, and is a member of the American Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society in Denver, Colorado, and the International Federation of Dental Anesthesiology Society. Dr. Clark is the author of more than 100 publications and manuscripts and the author of the best-selling textbook on nitrous oxide ‘Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation’.
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Dr. Carla Cohn View Program Listing

Dr. Carla Cohn – In 1991, Dr. Cohn graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba and then went on to complete a post graduate internship in Children’s Dentistry at Health Science CentreChildren’s Hospital. Today Dr. Cohn’s private practice, at Kid’s Dental, the focus is on prevention systemthat would finally allow dentists to eradicate cavities and treat caries by risk assessment is extremely exciting. Dr. Cohn has lectured nationally and internationally on pediatric dentistry for the general practitioner, prevention and restorative treatment options and maintains a private practice in Winnipeg, Canada. She has contributed clinical articles to several dental journals and publications and holds an appointments at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry, and the Dean’s Advisory Board at theUniversity of Manitoba. Dr. Cohn is a member of the following organizations: Canadian Dental Association, Manitoba Dental Association, Manitoba Dental Alumni Association, Winnipeg DentalSociety, Women’s Dental Group, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Canadian Dental Institute

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Fiona M. Collins, BDS, MBA, MA View Program Listing
Dr. Fiona M. Collins has 13 years of clinical experience as a general dentist, and has held corporate positions in professional marketing, education and training, professional relations and general management. She has authored and given courses to dental professionals and students in the US and Canada, consulted on marketing and conducted sales training.
Dr. Collins is a past-member of the Academy of General Dentistry Foundation Strategy Board and has been a member of the British Dental Association, the Dutch Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the International Association of Dental Research. Dr. Collins holds a dental degree from Glasgow University and an MBA and MA from Boston University.
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John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD View Program Listing

Dr. Comisi has been in private practice in Ithaca, NY since 1983. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Fordham University. He is a member of the American Dental Association and its tripartite organizations, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Equilibration Society, the International and American Association of Dental Research, a Research Associate at New York University Dental School. Dr. Comisi is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, and holds Fellowships in the Academy of Dentistry International, the American College of Dentistry, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentistry.

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Bill Connell, CDT, CDL View Program Listing

Bill Connell, CDT, CDL, completed his A.S. Degree in 1986. Bill’s foundation for complex dentistry began at the Pankey Institute in 1989. Bill has spent time learning from many of the most respected dental professionals including; Dr. Peter Dawson, Dr. Frank Spear, Willi Geller, Dr.Robert Winter, Don Cornell, Michel Magne, and Gerald Ubassy. Bill’s focus is to stay abreast of the rapidly advancing technology, and continue his daily pursuit of excellence in work, family and life.

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Robert Convissar, DDS View Program Listing

Dr. Convissar has 23 years of experience with CO2, Diode, Erbium, and Nd.YAG wavelengths. The author of peerreviewed papers and contributing editor of 4 laser dentistry textbooks, his textbook “Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry” is the best selling laser dentistry textbook in the world. Dr. Convissar lectures internationally and practices laser dentistry in New York City. He can be reached at laserbobdds@gmail.com.

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Bridget Conway-McPherson, BA, RDH View Program Listing
Bridget Conway-McPherson, BA, RDH, is a Public Health Hygienist working in Maine. Bridget structured and implemented programs to benefit senior citizens and low-income children. She also began a program called Island Outreach, to bring dental care to some of Maine’s outlying Island communities. In 2006 she began a Pilot program for dental screenings for entering Kindergarten students and established a dental home for these children. Bridget is also an active member of the ADHA and secretary to the Maine Dental Hygiene Association.
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Edward B. Corrales View Program Listing
Edward B. Corrales is the owner of Downtown Dental Design, San Diego, CA. Mr. Corrales trained at the Dental Technology Institute in Orange County, California and holds a Master LVI Ceramic certificate. His laboratory specializes in esthetic and full mouth reconstruction cases and implantology, utilizing advanced digital technologies for dental photography, dental imaging and digital lab communication and production. He has written articles and lectured nationally and internationally to dentists and dental technicians on materials, techniques and digital technology. He is currently teaching courses in the San Diego area on subjects including basic porcelain layering, digital dental photography, and software implementiation with CAD/CAM technology. He is the founder of the San Diego Dental Institute. Mr. Corrales is currently pursuing AACD accreditation, and is an instructor at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry.
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Marilyn Cortell, RDH, MS View Program Listing
Marilyn Cortell has extensive experience as a dental hygiene educator and national lecturer. Currently she is a full time Assistant Professor at New York City College of Technology and an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at New York University. She is a member of The National Speakers Association, American Academy of Dental Hygiene and The American Dental Hygienist’s Association. Along with serving both on the editorial board of RDH Magazine and a consultant member to the North East Regional Board of Dental, Examiners (NERB), Marilyn has contributed to three prominent widely distributed dental hygiene textbooksand is currently serving as an appointed member of the ADHA Council on Public Relations.
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Ted Croll, DDS View Program Listing

Private practice, pediatric dentistry, Doylestown, Pennsylvania; Affiliate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Washington School of Dentistry; Adjunct Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Dental School). Dr. Croll can be contacted at willipus@comcast.net

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Harold L. Crossley, DDS, MS, PhD View Program Listing

UOR 2014

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Eve Cuny, RDA, MS View Program Listing

Eve Cuny is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Medicine at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. She has consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Dental Association, California OSHA, California Dental Board and other agencies on issues related to safety and infection control in dentistry. She has presented over 100 continuing education programs throughout the world and published numerous articles and textbooks. Ms. Cuny is also founder and managing partner of Eve Cuny Consultants, LLC, a consulting group specializing in product evaluation, professional writing and other services to the dental profession and industry.

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Shadi Daher, DMD, FICS, FAAOMS, FIAOMS View Program Listing

Dr, Daher is Assistant Clinical Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Daher completed his undergraduate studies in Mathematics at the American University of Beirut. He received his DMD degree from Boston University and his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Boston University and Tufts University. Dr. Daher has been a speaker in many national and international symposia on the topics of dental implant surgery and bone grafting. Dr. Daher is a founding member and the president of “Medical Missions for Children, Inc.” and is a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry. Dr. Daher maintains a consultancy practice in OMS in Boston, Massachusetts and is a leading member in multiple national and international professional and honorary societies.

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Robert A. Danforth, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Robert A. Danforth is a board certified oral pathologist whose career has generally been directed toward oral radiology education. He has taught dental radiography since 1979 in three dental schools and has been involved with the dental radiography laboratory service since 1984. He first introduced intraoral and panoramic digital radiography into his oral radiology teaching courses in 1999 and, in addition, has given multiple continuing education courses on digital imaging. He was the contributing editor for the California Dental Association Journal December 1999. “New Millennium” issue, which completely featured digital Oral and Maxillofacial imaging as the new age in dentistry. Later, he had the same opportunity, again for the California Dental Association Journal, November 2003 issue to introduce 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) as the next innovative imaging modality for dentistry.
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Demetra Daskalos Logothetis, RDH, MS View Program Listing

Demetra Daskalos Logothetis RDH, MS is Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico Department of Dental Medicine, and currently Visiting Professor, and Graduate Program Director, Division of Dental Hygiene. Demetra has been a Professor at the University of New Mexico for 26 years, and served as the Dental Hygiene Program Director for 16 years. She has been teaching local anesthesia for 17 years, and is the author of Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist, a new textbook by Elsevier Publishing (copyright 2012) exclusively related to local anesthesia for the practice of dental hygiene.

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Diane M. Daubert, RDH, MS View Program Listing
Ms. Daubert currently works as an affiliate instructor in the department of periodontics at the University of Washington and is also responsible for the management of a faculty intramural practice in the graduate periodontal clinic where she is also the coordinator for clinical research projects. Diane received the University of Washington School of Dentistry Distinguished Staff Award in 2003. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienist’s Association, Washington State Dental Hygienist’s Association, and the American Dental Education Association. Diane received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Washington and her Master of Science in 2009. She is currently enrolled in the PhD program in Oral Biology at the University of Washington.
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Lori Davidson, RDH, BS View Program Listing

Lori Davidson, RDH, BS,  is a 2006 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She practices clinical dental hygiene at University Dental Professionals in Chicago and at Denemark Periodontal Specialists in Burr Ridge, Ill.

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Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH, RDHMP View Program Listing

International Speaker Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH is founder of Cutting Edge Concepts®.  With insightful humor and how-to information, she delivers the timely and effective messages dental industry members need to succeed in today’s world.  Karen is also a practicing dental hygienist in Dallas, Texas. Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Midwestern State University. She has served on numerous advisory boards in the profession, and is considered a Key Opinion Leader to several corporations. Dentistry Today has recognized Karen as a “Top Clinician in Continuing Education” annually since 2006.  She is an accomplished author and continues to share her passion for practicing on the cutting edge of the profession.  Karen is an independent consultant to the Philips Corporation, OraPharma Inc, and is affiliated with PerioSciences, Inc.

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August de Oliveira, DDS View Program Listing

August de Oliveira DDS has been involved in CAD/CAM dentistry since 2004 and lectures nationwide. Dr de Oliveira has written two books on implantology, “Implants Made Easy”, and “Guided Implantology Made Easy.” He currently practices general dentistry in Encino, CA, is a forum moderator for Dentaltown.com. Dr de Oliveira can be reached for questions by email at augustdds@gmail.com

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D. Bradley Dean, DDS, MS View Program Listing
Dr. Bradley Dean, who was recently voted one of the top periodontists in Texas, received his undergraduate education from Texas A&M University and his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry, in Dallas, Tex. In Dallas, he also completed a fellowship in oral medicine and a Masters Degree from the department of periodontics. Dr. Dean lectures nationally and internationally and has written scientific articles on topics such as tissue regeneration, bone regeneration, and cosmetic implant dentistry. He is currently one of the pioneers in developing periodontal laser techniques that provide his patients a minimally invasive and virtually pain-free treatment of their periodontal conditions. He is a visiting lecturer at Baylor College of Dentistry and Collin County Community College Hygiene School. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology as well as an active member in the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Dallas County Dental Society, and the North Texas Dental Society.
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Clive Debenham, BDS, DDS, LDS, DGDP View Program Listing

Dr. Clive Debenham graduated with honors from Guys Hospital in 1969, where he earned his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree. He then worked as a resident House Surgeon and passed his primary Fellowship in Dental Surgery. Dr. Debenham later attended Northwestern University, Chicago, supported by the Newland-Pedley Foundation and the Charles Freeman Scholarship, where he earned his DDS. He then returned to general practice and part-time teaching at Guys Hospital in the conservation and periodontology departments, and maintained a private practice in Harley Street, London as a general dentist until 2008. He now pratices part-time in Connaught Street, London and has provided implant treatment since 1990. Dr. Debenham is a past President and former Secretary of the American Dental Society of London, a former Honorary Secretary of the American Dental Society of Europe, a member of the British Dental association, honorary member of the American Dental Association and a member of the Association of Dental Implantology.

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Ann-Marie DePalma, RDH, MEd, FAADH View Program Listing
Ann-Marie C. DePalma, RDH, MEd, FAADH is a Fellow and current treasurer of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, holds a Masters in Education degree from the University of Massachusetts - Boston and is a graduate of the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists. Ann-Marie is a monthly columnist for RDH Magazine. She is a continuous member of ADHA and is a member and Fellow of the Association of Dental Implant Auxilaries. Ann-Marie provides continuing education programs for hygienists and dental team members on a variety of topics including recognizing childhood developmental delays. She can be contacted at amrdh@aol.com
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Louis G DePaola, DDS, MS View Program Listing
Dr. DePaola is a Professor, Department of Oncology & Diagnostic Sciences, Dental School, University of Maryland, Baltimore. He received his DDS in 1975,completed a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine and the American College of Dentists; and has a Certificate in Prosthodontics. Dr. DePaola serves as the Executive Director of Biosafety and Continuous Quality Improvement at the Dental School, and the Director for dental training for the PA-Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center. He is an international lecturer and a served as a member of the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs from 2002-2005. Active in research, he has authored and co-authored of over 130 journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts and serves as a consultant to the American Dental Association and numerous other professional groups and private industry. Over the past 20 years, he has been awarded over 75 research and service grants, many in the field of antiplaque chemotherapeutic agents, HIV/AIDS, management of medically compromised dental patients, rapid salivary diagnostic testing, dental unit waterlines and infection control.
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Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS View Program Listing

Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS, is a vision-driven practicing clinician. She is an American Dental Association Evidence Based Champion and Current Dental Terminology licensee, currently writing a series of mini-books on insurance coding for hygienists. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and a Certified Speaking Professional candidate. She is a key opinion leader for multiple manufacturers and well known author. Patti is a certified Health Information Technology trainer and a member of the American Health Information Management Association, taking an active role in our shaping the changes in our electronic world.

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James DiMarino, DMD, MSEd View Program Listing

Dr. James DiMarino has 12 years of clinical experience, as a general dentist, three dental patents, is the coinventor of several dental products, has held positions in new product development, professional marketing, education, training, and professional relations. He has authored and given CE courses to dental professionals and students in the US, England, Finland, Germany, Japan, and Poland. Dr. DiMarino is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, New Jersey Dental Association, OSAP, and the International Association of Dental Research. Dr. DiMarino holds a dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and an MSEd degree from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Dr. DiMarino can be contacted at jdmarino@premusa.com.

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Amy L. Doneen, MSN, ARNP View Program Listing
Amy L. Doneen, MSN, ARNP, is the cofounder and medical director of the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center in Spokane, Wash. She is also an adjunct professor at Texas Tech Health Sciences School of Nursing. An international speaker on cardiovascular disease prevention, she is the cofounder and instructor of the Bale/Doneen Method course for the prevention of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes, as well as the chair of the Pacific Northwest Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association.
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Timothy Donley, DDS, MSD View Program Listing
Timothy Donley DDS MSD is currently in the private practice of Periodontics and Implantology in Bowling Green, KY. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University School of Dentistry and completing a general practice residency, he practiced general dentistry. He then returned to Indiana University where he received his Masters Degree in Periodontics. Dr. Donley is the former editor of the Journal of the Kentucky Dental Association and is an adjunct professor of Periodontics at Western Kentucky University. His course is part of the ADA Seminar Series. Dentistry Today recently listed him among the Leaders in Continuing Education. He lectures and publishes frequently on topics of interest to clinical dentists and hygienists.
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Kris Dowling, RDHAP, BA, CNE View Program Listing

RDH 2013

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Lisa Dowst-Mayo, RDH, BSDH View Program Listing

Lisa Dowst-Mayo received her Bachelorette degree in dental hygiene from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2002. She has been active member in the tripartite of the America/Texas/Dallas & San Antonio dental hygiene associations since graduation and has held numerous leadership positions both at the state and local levels. She has worked as a full time clinical dental hygienist for the past 10 years and is currently employed at Dominion Dental Spa, the office of Dr. Tiffini Stratton, DDS. She is a published author and national lecturer; you can contact her through her website at lisamayordh.com.

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Marianne Dryer, RDH, MEd View Program Listing

UOR 2014

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Teresa Duncan View Program Listing

Ms. Teresa Duncan is an Instructor in Dental Hygiene at the School of Health Related Professions, University of Mississippi Medical Center and has been a dental hygienist since 1979. She has worked in private practice, taught in dental hygiene programs, lectured widely to dental hygienists and worked as a professional programs area manager. She has been involved in developing the Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) program that is used at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry.

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Tanya Dunlap, PhD View Program Listing

UOR 2014

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Cris Duval, RDH View Program Listing

Cris Duval, RDH provides clinical care in Seattle, WA. Cris provides lectures and has authored articles on dental hygiene, periodontal disease, and oral cancer. She serves as the Northwest Liaison for the Oral Cancer Foundation. She can be reached at cris@acld.com .

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Christine Ellison View Program Listing

Christine Ellison, AS, Practice Development Coach, The Schuster Center. Christine Ellison is a native of Roanoke, Virginia. After graduating from Monterey Peninsula College in 1972, Chris worked first as a surgical assistant in both periodontal and oral surgery practices and later as a clinical coordinator, financial coordinator and front office manager. Chris subsequently supervised and trained dental assistant interns from Foothill College in Los Altos, CA. Ms. Ellison has been a practice development coach since 1998. She is the mentor coordinator for The Schuster Center’s advanced programs, a member of the faculty and also a contributing member of the curriculum development team.

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Heidi Emmerling Munoz, RDH, PhD, FAADH View Program Listing

Heidi Emmerling Muñoz, RDH, PhD, FAADH is a professor of English at Cosumnes River College. Prior to her current role, Dr. Muñoz served as interim director and professor of dental hygiene at Sacramento City College and was a CODA site consultant. Additionally, she is owner of Writing Cures (www.writingcures.com), a writing and editing service, co-author of The Purple Guide: Paper Persona, and creator of the Career Development Center for Friends of Hu-Friedy. She is a frequent contributor to RDH Magazine and has written articles and columns for a variety of publications. Dr. Muñoz can be reached at Munozh@crc.losrios.edu

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L. Roy Eversole, DDS, MSD View Program Listing
Dr. Eversole is a professor of Pathology and Medicine at University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry. He has lectured widely both domestically and internationally and is the author of many textbooks, chapters and articles. Dr. Eversole has held offices in many dental societies and is currently a diplomate as well as a director for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
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Leslie F.T. Fang, MD, PhD View Program Listing

Leslie S.T. Fang received his PhD degree in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He did his medical training at Harvard Medical School and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He has been on the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. A clinician and a teacher, he maintains an active international practice in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and is a leading teacher at Harvard Medical School. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching from Harvard Medical School and has served and chaired the Medical Internship Selection Committee at the Massachusetts General Hospital for two decades. He is the co-author of the major textbook Principle and Practice of Oral Medicine, Oral Medicine Secrets and has been heavily involved in the clinical teaching of Oral Medicine. Dr. Fang. He has been the featured speaker at many of the major dental meetings and can be reached at lesliefang@mac.com .

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Anthony Feck, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Anthony Feckpractices in a multidoctor practice in Lexington, KY. He concentrates on sedation, short-term orthodontics, and dental-facial cosmetics. He is the cofounder and Dean of Faculty for DOCS Education (www.DocsEducation.com), teaching dentists and their teams from all over the world how to safely and effectively treat high-fear patients with conscious sedation. Dr. Feck is the clinical director for Six Month Smiles (www.Six- MonthSmiles.com), an organization dedicated to the education and support of dentists worldwide who provide short-term, cosmetically focused orthodontics to their adult patients. He is also the founder of Sunrise Dental Solutions (www.SunriseDentalSolutions. com), a comprehensive practice solutions company. He is a personal coach to some of the most successful dentists in North America. Dr. Feck can be reached at Tony@TonyFeck.com.
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Paul Feuerstein, DMD View Program Listing

Dr. Paul Feuerstein received his undergraduate degree at SUNY Stony Brook where he majored in chemistry, engineering and music and learned how to program computers. He received his dental degree at UNJMD in 1972 and has a general practice in North Billerica, MA. He installed one of dentistry’s first “in-office computers” in 1978 and has been teaching dental professionals how to use computers since the late 70s. He is currently the technology editor of Dental Economics and the high tech writer for the Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society as well as a contributing author to several national dental journals. He is an ADA technology lecturer, speaking at the annual sessions, several state and local dental association meetings.

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Roger Fleser, DDS, MS, Rph View Program Listing
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Michael Florman, DDS View Program Listing

Michael Florman, DDS received his dental degree from the Ohio State University in 1991 and completed his post graduate training in Orthodontics at New York University. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Florman a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the American Association of Orthodontists. He can be reached at florman@flormanortho.com .

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Marie T. Fluent, DDS View Program Listing

Marie T. Fluent DDS, is a graduate of the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry and has enjoyed 25 years of private practice. Marie provides lectures on infection prevention and has written numerous articles on infection control in the dental office. Marie is a member of OSAP, serves on the editorial board for The Dental Advisor and is an infection control consultant for the Ann Arbor VA hospital.

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Kathryn Franzone, MAFM View Program Listing

Kathryn Franzone, MAFM, is a graduate of Keller Graduate School of Management. She has worked in the accounting field for ten years. Katherine can be reached at katy.franzone@yahoo.com.

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Scott Froum, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Froum received his BA from Amherst College in Amherst, MA with a major in biology. He continued his academic scientific research training at NYU medical school and published numerous papers in the field of angiogenesis and signal transduction. He received his DDS from the State University of New York Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine where he graduated with honors and was given the Blasco-Gomes Award for excellence in the field of periodontics. He continued his dental training in the post graduate periodontal department at the State University of New York Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and received his periodontal certificate with distinguished honors. He was a finalist for the Kramer Award given by the American Academy of Periodontology for clinical and academic excellence in the field of periodontics.
He currently is a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University in the Department of Periodontology and Implantology. He is involved with many ongoing research studies and has authored numerous publications. He has lectured on the national and international level on implant therapy and periodontics. He has a private practice in New York City, NY and Lynbrook, NY.
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Stuart J. Froum, DDS View Program Listing

Stuart J. Froum, DDS is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He earned his dental doctorate from New York University College of Dentistry after graduating with a BA from Brooklyn College. Dr. Froum then completed a general dentistry internship at Brooklyn Veterans Administration Hospital and a periodontal residency at New York Veterans Administration Hospital.

Currently, Dr. Froum is a Clinical Professor of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry and the Director of Clinical Research (Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry) at New York University Dental Center. He is also a clinical assistant professor in periodontics at the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Froum is a Trustee of the American Academy of Periodontology and sits on the editorial review board of Middle East Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is on the research committee of the American Academy of Osseointegration and the continuing education oversight committee of the American Academy of Periodontology, who recently awarded him an honor.

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Joseph Fullmer, BA View Program Listing
Dr. Liliana. Rozo is a professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Manish Garala, BDS, MS View Program Listing

Dr. Manish Garala received his dental degree in 1996 from Turner Dental School, University of Manchester, England. Between 1996 and 1999, he successfully completed his Vocational and General Dental Practitioner Degrees at Hope Dental Practice, Manchester, England. During this time, he developed a strong passion for endodontics, which led him to pursue a career as an endodontic specialist. He completed his Postgraduate Degree in Endodontics at Nova Southeastern University, Florida in 2002, with a Master of Science in Education.

Dr. Garala has been in private practice in Houston, Texas, since 2002, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He is a committee member for the GHDS and the AAE, and serves on the Advisory Council on Endodontics for Sybron Endodontics.

Dr. Garala has lectured globally, most notably at AAE Annual Meetings (2002-2004), (2008) IFEA (2001), and the Academy of General Dentistry (2007). He has written scientific papers for the International Endodontic Journal and the Journal of Endodontics, examining root canal preparation using Nickel Titanium systems. He has authored a chapter discussing canal preparation objectives for Dr. John McSpadden’s comprehensive text, “Mastering Root Canal Preparation”. He has recently achieved the status of Diplomate in Endodontics, following successful completion of examinations from the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Garala also maintains specialist list credentials for the specialty of Endodontics in Europe as well as memberships with the AAE, ADA, TDA, GHDS, and the International Federation of Endodontic Associations.

Dr. Garala has been married to his wife Kim, a general dentist, for over four years. In his limited spare time he is a regular soccer player and an avid fan. Other pastimes include running, traveling, water-sports and foreign languages. He can be reached by email at mg@ceendo.com.

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Edward D. Gardner, Jr., DDS View Program Listing

Edward D. Gardner, Jr., D.D.S. was raised in Richmond, Virginia where he has been in private general dental practice for 38 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from the College of William and Mary and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. He has served as part time clinical instructor at the VCU School of Dentistry and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Gardner is currently on the faculty of Align Technology and since 2005 has been presenting his Practice Integration Seminar across the United States and Canada. He has presented at the Greater New York Dental Meeting as well as the ADA national meeting. Dr. Gardner has been treating TM joint disorders for over 30 years.

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Kathryn Gilliam, RDH, BA View Program Listing

Kathryn Gilliam, RDH, BA, has presented courses based on her passion for the early detection of oral cancer and care for patients undergoing cancer treatment. Her articles have appeared in General Dentistry, RDH, Dentistry Today, and Hygiene Mastery Magazine. For additional information, Kathryn may be reached at k2gilliam@gmail.com.

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Dianne Glasscoe Watterson, RDH, BS, MBA View Program Listing

Dianne Glasscoe Watterson, RDH, BS, MBAis an award-winning author, speaker, and consultant. She has published hundreds of articles in various professional journals, including two monthly columns in Dental Economics and RDH magazines. Dianne has also authored several textbook chapters in Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist and has published two books: Manage Your Practice Well for dentists and office administrators and The Consummate Dental Hygienist: Solutions for Challenging Workplace Issues. Dianne was honored by Dentsply® as a “Distinguished Dental Professional” in 2005 and Colgate® in 2009 and 2010 as a “Key Opinion Leader.” Dianne has been chosen as a “Top Clinician in Speaking and Consulting” by Dentistry Today every year since 2006. Please visit her website at www.professionaldentalmgmt.com.

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Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C) View Program Listing

Dr. Gary Glassman graduated from the University of Toronto School of Dentistry in 1984 and graduated from the Endodontology Program at Temple University in 1987 where he received the Louis I. Grossman Study Club Award for academic and clinical proficiency in Endodontics. The author of numerous publications, Dr. Glassman lectures globally on endodontics and is on staff at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in the graduate department of endodontics. Gary is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and the endodontic editor for Oral Health dental journal. He maintains a private practice, Endodontic Specialists, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He can be reached through his website www.rootcanals.ca .

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Aron Gonshor, BSc, PhD, DDS, FRCD ( C), FAO View Program Listing
Dr. Aron Gonshor is a Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing in Montreal, Canada. He received his PhD in Neurophysiology in 1974, his DDS in 1975, and his Maxillofacial specialty at the Montreal General Hospital — all from McGill University. He has published extensively on implant therapy, PRP and related topics, and has been a clinical consultant to ACE Surgical Supply Co., helping with the development of their RBM-surfaced implant systems. He has lectured throughout North and South America, Europe and the Far East, covering topics related to implant rehabilitation, PRP therapy and wound care, as well as bone graft reconstruction. A past president of the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, he is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentistry and served for 10 years as a director of the Academy of Osseointegration.
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Susan Goodin, PharmD View Program Listing

Dr. Susan Goodin graduated with a PharmD. and is the director in the division of pharmaceutical sciences at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and associate professor of medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey.

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Charles J. Goodis, DDS View Program Listing

Dr. Goodis is a full-time practicing Endodontist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received his DDS from the University of Michigan, his GPR Certificate from the University of Minnesota and his Certificate of Endodontics from the University of Connecticut. His major at the Universityof Michigan was Mechanical Engineering. It was this background, combined with his experience in Endodontics that led to the development of the Integrated Shaping Technique and the Guidance V-Taper Endodontic System. In addition, Dr Goodis has spoken at numerous state and national meetings.

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Robert R. Goos, DMD View Program Listing
Chief Resident, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Medical Center
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John J. Graeber, DMD, MAGD, MALD, FICD View Program Listing

John J. Graeber DMD MAGD MALD FICD is one of America’s most experienced laser dentists. He maintains a full time comprehensive cosmetic practice in East Hanover, New Jersey utilizing Nd:YAG, Diode, Erbium:YAG and Erbium Cr:YSGG dental lasers since 1991. He has lectured internationally in many dental schools, esthetic continuums, and major dental meetings for more than 20 years on both lasers and air abrasion. He has trained thousands of new owners for most of the major dental laser manufacturers. Dr. Graeber is Vice President of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Dr. Graeber is the owner of Softtouch Seminars, Director of Training, CAO Group, Consultant to Patterson Dental Supply. He can be reached at hitekdr@mac.com

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Lou Graham, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Graham has always approached his practice of dentistry with a progressive yet conservative methodology. Dr. Graham’s courses emphasize diagnosis, evidence-based treatment,dental materials, adhesion and cosmetic dentistry, customized approaches to periodontal care, implants and laser dentistry. He lectures nationally and internationally and is a published author in numerous leading dental journals. Dr. Graham is a graduate of Emory Dental School and is in private practice in Chicago, IL. He holds a part-time faculty position at the University of Chicago. He is a member of the ADA, AACD, AGD, AO, CDS and IDA. Dr. Graham’s programs are filled with an undeniable passion for his trade, tons of practical information and great clinical stories and case presentations.
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Renee’ Graham, RDH, MEd View Program Listing
Renee’ received a dental hygiene degree from Dalton College and both a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education degree from Valdosta State University. Renee’ brings 19 years of clinical experience in general and periodontal practices and 11 years of academic experience to the Division. For the past ten years, she has held the position of Director of Dental Programs at Valdosta Technical College in Valdosta, Georgia.
Renee’ has served as a site visitor for the Commission on Dental Accreditation since 2003 and has been very active with regional testing agencies, the Georgia Dental Hygiene Educators Association, and dental hygiene/ dental assisting curriculum development for the State of Georgia.
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Karin Gregory, RN View Program Listing

UOR 2014

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Ashley Grill, RDH View Program Listing

UOR 2014

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Taneet Guman, BDS View Program Listing
Dr. Ghuman graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery from M.R. Ambedkar Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore, India in 2006. She is pursuing her Masters in Clinical Dentistry, specializing in Dental Biomaterials at UAB and will graduate in 2009. She is a graduate assistant with Dr. John O. Burgess, her advisor. She is a member of the Indian Dental Association, Dental Council of India, Bangalore Academy of Periodontology, American Association of Dental Research, International Association of Dental Research & Alabama Academy of Science. She is active in in-vitro trials on Dental cements, Bonding agents, Restorative Materials and Impression materials. Upon completion of her Masters, Dr. Ghuman intends to continue her work in the field of Dental Materials.
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Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH View Program Listing

Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH, FACE practiced clinical dental hygiene in and around Madison, WI from 1986 to 2003 when she focused her energy on writing and speaking. After graduating from Marquette University in 1999 through the degree completion program, she became very active in the Amyrdh.com e-mail community monitored by Amy Nieves, RDH, and honed her communication skills to bring new and exciting information to the hundreds of hygienists in that group. This evolved into feature articles and a monthly column in RDH magazine. In an effort to reach the public with her messages and cross over into writing for consumer publications, she wrote a series of articles on oral care for Diabetes Self-Management. This effort won her the prestigious APEX Award for writing excellence. Today she has co-authored a best-selling book with Amy Nieves, The Purple Guide: Developing Your Clinical Dental Hygiene Career which has sold out and the second edition is now available. She has written chapters on sealants, and temporary fillings in the textbook Essentials of Dental Hygiene.

Clinical practice has taken a back seat to speaking across the country and internationally as far away as Germany and Australia on minimal intervention dental hygiene through her business Cross Link Presentations. Shirley is the 2008 Alumna of the Year Marquette University School of Health Science in Dental Hygiene, a recipient of the Leadership Award from the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, the 2006 – 2007 President of the Wisconsin Dental Hygienists’ Association, Co-Director of CareerFusion career development for healthcare providers with Beth Thompson and Patti DiGangi. She is also co-founder of Adopt a Nursing Home an initiative to increase oral health in dependant adults with Angie Stone, RDH, BSDH. She is a member of the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association, the American Dental Hygienist’s Association, American Academy of Dental Hygienists, and the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry. She’s earned certification of CTM in Toastmasters International, has attained the ACEsthetics Fellowship. She resides in Sun Prairie, WI is married to her husband Mark and is the mother of five sons.

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James L Gutmann, DDS View Program Listing
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Janet R. Hagerman, RDH BS View Program Listing

Janet Hagerman, RDH, BS, is an international speaker, author, and consultant. A graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, she has practiced clinical dental hygiene for over thirty years, and helped hundreds of dental practices in her roles as speaker, coach and clinical director. Contact Janet at janet@janethagerman.com. Visit her website at www.janethagerman.com.

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Lucas A. Hardy, DMD View Program Listing
Chief Resident, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Medical Center
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Marianne Harper View Program Listing

Marianne Harper has expertise in revenue and collection systems, business office systems and training dental practices in dental-medical cross coding. Ms. Harper is a well respected consultant, trainer, lecturer and author. Ms. Harper is CEO of The Art of Practice Management. She can be reached at a.p.m.1@suddenlink.net.

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Mel Hawkins, DDS, BScDAN, FADSA, DADBA, FIC View Program Listing
Dr. Mel Hawkins graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry with his DDS degree in 1973 and returned for his formal training in Dental Anesthesiology at the same University from 1975-1976. He is the Director of the Intravenous Sedation, Continuing Education Program at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Professor of Pharmacology and Department Chair at the Aurora Dental College and the Founding Director of the Intravenous Sedation Program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. He has 35 years private practice experience in Toronto, Canada, with special emphasis on pain control and pain management and unique local anesthesia requirements for the dental patient. Dr. Hawkins is Board Certified as a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiologists and is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Hawkins holds fellowships with the International College of Dentists and with the Pierre Fouchard International Academy. He serves as a Consultant to the Council of the American Dental Association and is also a Consultant for the Canadian Dental Protective Association. Additionally, Dr. Hawkins is internationally recognized as an author, lecturer and clinician on topics concerning sedation and pain free management of the dental patient.
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John Hefferren View Program Listing

Dr. Hefferren graduated from Loyola University, Chicago in 1950 with a BS in chemistry with mathematics and physics minors. He continued his studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, achieving an MS and Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry with minors in organic and biochemistry. From 1954 to 1959, he was with the American Medical Association, Chicago, after which he joined the American Dental Association, Chicago, where he remained until 1986. Dr. Hefferren taught at Northwestern University, Chicago from 1956 to 1986 as a professor of oral biology. Since 1986, he has been a research professor at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Currently, Dr. Hefferren remains a research professor as well as president of Odontex, Inc., Lawrence, KS Research Consultants. His research interests include oral care agent assessment methods; site-specific, controlled release drug delivery systems for intraoral/systemic functionality; and oral and systemic aspects of nutraceuticals and custom foods.

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Jodie Heimbach, RDH View Program Listing

UOR 2014

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Casey Hein, BSDH, MBA View Program Listing
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Robb Heinrich, DDS View Program Listing

Dr. Robb Heinrich graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1993 and practices general dentistry in Spokane Washington with an emphasis on restorative and sleep dentistry. Dr. Heinrich maintains a special interest in Dental Sleep Medicine as it aligns with his office philosophy of treating the patient beyond their dental needs. He can be reached at robb@heinrichdds.com

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Rachel Henry, RDH, MS View Program Listing

UOR 2014

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Paul Homoly, CSP View Program Listing

Dr. Paul Homoly is regarded as one of the top practice and personal development coaches in dentistry. Paul practiced for twenty years and is known for his innovative and practical approach to dentistry. Paul is a consultant to private practitioners and corporations, and is a world-class trainer in the dental industry. Paul holds the highest earned designation in professional speaking - Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) - from the National Speakers Association. Fewer than ten percent of professional speakers are distinguished at the CSP level. He is the first and only dentist in the world to earn this designation.

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Jeffrey C. Hoos, DMD View Program Listing

 Dr. Hoos is a highly respected, world renowned dental practitioner. He has invented many successful techniques to improve the quality of life for his patients. Dr. Hoos graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine with a DMD degree after receiving his MS degree in Biology from the University of Bridgeport and his BA degree in Zoology from Drew University. Dr. Hoos is a Fellow of both the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Implant Dentistry.

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Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA View Program Listing

Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA is a dental office manager in O’Fallon Missouri. She is a 1981 graduate of Missouri College, holds certification for expanded functions in Missouri and Illinois, a member of the ADAA and an ILDAA board member. She serves as the educational director of the Dental Careers Institute and is the founder of the Dental Assistants Study Club of St. Louis. She can be reached at tijaefda@gmail.com

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Michelle Hurlbutt, RDH, BS View Program Listing
Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Hygiene, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University.
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David Isen, BSC, DDS View Program Listing

Dr. Isen maintains a private practice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada which focuses on treating patients with dental phobia, special medical requirements and severe gag reflexes. He has lectured across North America on a variety of topics and has published numerous articles. David has also acted as a consultant for a number of dental related companies, speaks regularly for the University of Western Ontario’s continuing dental education program and presents a local anaesthesia elective program to dental students at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Isen may be contacted at his clinic at 416 498 8484 or by email at drisen@sleepfordentistry.com.

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Laurance Jerrold, DDS, JD View Program Listing
Dr. Jerrold is a third generation orthodontist who is currently the Dean and Program Director of the Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics. He practiced both orthodontics and law on Long Island, New York before transitioning into full time academia. He received his predoctoral training at NYU, completed a general practice residency, and then returned to NYU for his orthodontic training. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Touro University Fuchsberg School of Law and followed that up with a certificate program in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities from Columbia University. Larry is the Section Editor for Litigation, Legislation and Ethics in the AJODO. He has contributed over 150 articles on clinical, dentolegal and ethical topics to the literature and has presented approximately 200 lectures for professional organizations across North America. In addition, he has been a risk management consultant to numerous dental malpractice insurance carriers across the country. He loves golf and enjoys getting worse as the years go by. An avid reader he dreams of writing the great American novel one day. He and his wife Barbara live in Jacksonville with Duke, their golden retriever / chow mix. Their two children have chosen to remain in New York. Neither the kids nor the dog plans on going into orthodontics.
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Doreen (Smeltzer) Johnson, RDH View Program Listing

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Jo-Anne Jones View Program Listing

Jo-Anne Jones has become a well recognized international speaker bringing life, energy and inspiration to her presentations. Jo-Anne is the President of RDH CONNECTION Inc., an educational and training company dedicated to excellence in quality dental hygiene education and dental team training. Jo-Anne has been appointed to serve on the advisory board for Dentistry Today and joins the 2013 CE Leaders. Jo-Anne was nominated for a 2012 Dental Excellence Award for the Most Effective Dental Hygiene Educator by her peers and was PennWell’s Dental Editor’s award recipient for writing “The Most Important Dental Story Published in 2012.”

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Lynn A. Jones, DDS, BS, RDH View Program Listing

 Dr. Jones received her DDS and BS, RDH from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. She is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, has served on the Board of Directors and the AACD Board of Trustees, and is currently an AACD accreditation examiner. Dr. Jones lectures and teaches hands-on courses on the subjects of Microdentistry, Porcelain Bonded Restorations, Preparation Design, Smile Design, Provisionalization, Laboratory Communications, Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning, Esthetic Composites, Occlusion, Patient Communications and Managing A Cosmetic Dental Practice. She was the founder and director of “Aesthetics, a Live Patient Continuum” for the University of Washington, Department of Continuing Dental Education. Currently Dr. Jones maintains a full-time private practice in Bellevue, Washington.

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Perry E. Jones, DDS, FAGD View Program Listing

Dr. Perry E. Jones is the Director of Continuing Education and Faculty Development at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Dentistry where he is also Associate Professor, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and Director of the Virginia VCU/AGD MasterTrack program. He has been a member of the Align Technology Speaker TEAM since 2002 presenting more than 250 Invisalign presentations. Dr Jones has been involved with Cadent/ iTero optical scanning technology since its first release and was a beta tester for the iTero v4.05 software. Dr Jones belongs to numerous dental organizations and maintains a private practice in Richmond, VA.

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Jon Julian, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Jon Julian received his DDS degree from the University of Kansas City Dental School in 1978. Dr. Julian lectures nationally on implant dentistry for general dentists. He is a member of the Kansas Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of Laser Dentistry, International College of Oral Implantologists, and Doctors for Oral Conscious Sedation. Dr. Julian is a faculty member at UMKC Dental School and maintains a full time practice in McPherson, Kansas where he has been in private practice for 29 years
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Gary J. Kaplowitz, DDS, MA, MEd View Program Listing

Dr. Kaplowitz retired from the military after serving as Chief Dental Officer of the US Coast Guard. He is a graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry and is a Diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals on dental materials and clinical techniques. He is editor-in-chief of www.Osseonews.com, an implant website, and is in private practice in York, Pennsylvania. He maintains a dental consulting practice in Baltimore for product development and research. He is a clinical associate on staff at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in the Department of Oral Medicine.

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Chung H. Kau, DDS, MScD, MBA, PhD, M Orth, View Program Listing

Dr. Kau completed his dental training at the Faculty of Dentistry at the National University of Singapore and his orthodontic specialty and academic training at the Cardiff University in Wales, UK. Dr. Kau is an active researcher with a keen interest in three-dimensional research. He is an invited speaker on this topic and has shared his work on the international stage that includes North America, Western and Central Europe, the Baltic States, Hungary and the Far East. He actively contributes and publishes in the orthodontic literature and currently has over 150 publications and conference papers. His other research interests include multi-centre randomized control trials in orthodontics and the clinical management of hypodontia. Dr. Kau also serves on the international educational level and is on the Panel of Examiners for the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and an international examiner for the College in Cairo, Egypt. Additionally, he is on the editorial review board for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthopaedics and ad hoc reviewer for a number of other journals which include the Journal of Orthodontics, Angle Orthodontist, Cleft Lip and Palate Journal, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery and Evidence Based Dentistry Journal

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Noel Kelsch, RDH, RDHAP View Program Listing
Noel Brandon Kelsch is a freelance cartoonist, writer, international speaker and Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice. Her articles have been published in dental journals and nursing trade magazines. Her passion for disseminating information on the oral effects of this devastating drug has taken her from NBC news to ESPN. Her 15 years of serving the needs of meth users has helped her to develop a comprehensive treatment plan and resources for health care providers. Noel has received many national awards including Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures, RDH Magazine Sun Star Butler Award of Distinction, USA magazine Make a Difference Day award, and Presidents Service award. Noel is the current President of California Dental Hygienists Association, a member of OSAP and board member of Simi Valley Free Clinic.
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Ross A. Kerr, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Kerr received his DDS from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and his MSD and certificate in oral medicine at the University of Washington. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine and clinical associate professor in the department of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine at New York University College of Dentistry, where he is the director of the Oral Mucosal Disease Service. He is the chair of the Oral Cancer Consortium and is an investigator on two ongoing NIHfunded grants, one evaluating current and emerging technologies for the early detection of oral cancer, and the other evaluating tobacco cessation in a dental practice setting. He has lectured nationally and internationally on oral-medicine-related topics, and has contributed to the dental and medical literature. His private practice is focused on the dental management of medically complex patients and the management of patients with oral mucosal disease, salivary hypofunction, and orofacial pain.
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James Klim, DDS, FAGD, FADFE View Program Listing
Dr. James Klim graduated Summa cum Laude, Valedictorian, from Loma Linda University in 1984. He has been awarded high academic recognition by the Alpha Omega Fraternity and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Society and has received the Prince Award from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He has been awarded fellowships from the Academy of General Dentistry and Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics. He is an Accredited member in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is an international speaker, author, and instructor of current dental technology, practice development and aesthetic dentistry. In addition, he has taught at several advanced post graduate institutes in practice development and aesthetic dentistry around the country. Currently, Dr. Klim has a full time restorative practice in Santa Rosa, California and is founder and director of CADStar™, the training center for advanced dental CAD/CAM (CEREC) education.
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George T. Knight, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Knight is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. He was a full-time member of the Dental School Faculty in San Antonio from 1989 through 2005. He held numerous positions during his tenure as an Associate Professor. These include, Director of the Division of Practice Dynamics in the Department of General Dentistry, Director of the Dental School Faculty Practice Clinic and course Director of Operative Dentistry and Occlusion in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. He has published over forty manuscripts and abstracts and has presented his research findings at numerous national and international research meetings. Dr. Knight’s practice emphasis is in cosmetic and restorative dentistry with a strong interest in removable prosthodontics. He has conducted extensive research in the area of bonded porcelain restorations as well as the resin/dentin bonding interface. An effective lecturer and communicator, Dr. Knight has been invited to speak both nationally and internationally on the topics of esthetic dentistry and resin bonding. He has presented in Japan, Bolivia, Nicaragua and Mexico as well as numerous U.S. cities.
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Zac Kulsrud View Program Listing

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Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD View Program Listing
Dr. Kurtzman is in private general practice in Silver Spring, Maryland. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on the topics of restorative dentistry, endodontics, and dental implant surgery and prosthetics and has had numerous journal articles published in peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Kurtzman is on the editorial board of numerous publications. He is a consultant and clinical evaluator to multiple dental manufacturers. He has earned Fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the American College of Dentists, as well as Masterships in the Academy of General Dentistry and the Implant Prosthetic Section of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He also holds Diplomat status in the International Congress of Oral Implantology.
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Sergio Kuttler, DDS View Program Listing
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Tonya Lanthier, RDH View Program Listing

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Mark A. Latta, DDS View Program Listing
Mark A. Latta, DMD, MS is currently the Associate Dean for Research and Professor of General Dentistry at the Creighton University School of Dentistry. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) and the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery (M.S.). He has been awarded numerous research grants for evaluating the laboratory and clinical performance of modern dental materials. He has lectured extensively about new dental materials and techniques and has published over 40 manuscripts and 150 abstracts.
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David A. Lazarchik, DMD View Program Listing

David A. Lazarchik, DMD Associate Professor / Assistant Dean for Patient Care and Clinical Education, College of Dental Medicine,Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Lazarchik received his dental degree at University of Florida and a GPR certificate at University of Alabama at Birmingham. His primary practice focus has been hospital dentistry, academics, and private practice. Currently he is responsible for the clinical education program and the operations of The Dental Center at Western University of Health Sciences. His research/clinical interests include medically complex patients, dental erosion & GERD, and the plaque control potential of carbamide peroxide.

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Bach T. Le, DDS, MD, FICD View Program Listing
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
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Eugene Z. Levin, DDS View Program Listing
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Donald P. Lewis, Jr., DDS, CFE View Program Listing

Donald P. Lewis, Jr., DDS, CFE is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is currently in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. He also has earned the designation of “Certified Fraud Examiner” (CFE) from the Board of Regents of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is a respected lecturer on the subject of white-collar crime. Dr. Lewis has written numerous articles and books on the subject of Employee Embezzlement and Fraud. Contact him at http://dlewis7109@aol.com.

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Na Li View Program Listing
Dr. Li is an Associate Professor in the Analytical Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing, China. Her focus has been spectroscopy with emphasis on fluorescence and phosphorescence. Her work with me has been on developing and verifying laboratory models to predict the clinical functionality of oral care agents. Our collaboration has been on developing and characterizing enamel surface changes resulting from exposure to acids. Exposure causes increased surface fragility and porosis from one perspective, but this situation sets up the opportunity to restore the surface in perhaps a more functional manner to combat the rigors of the daily reactive oral milieu. Dr. Na Li received her BS in chemistry at Peking University. She received her MS and Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the College of Chemistry when she focused on spectroscopy. She was a postdoctoral student in Bioanalytical Chemistry, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence.
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David A. Little, DDS View Program Listing

A graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio (UTHSCSA), Dr. Little specializes in cosmetic and full-mouth restorations, including dental implants. In an effort to broaden his vision extensively, Dr. Little has spoken throughout the United States and in Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Asia, Germany, Malaysia and Grand Cayman. All of his programs unite current clinical advancements and technology, including practice management for implementation. Dr. Little has written numerous articles and was recently featured on the cover of Dental Economics as “Office of the Month.” In addition to serving as an adjunct professor at UTHSCSA Dental School, he is a fellow in the International and American Colleges of Dentistry and a member in good standing of the ADA, TDA, AACD and AGD. Dr. Little is a consultant for numerous companies on product development and clinical testing. His passion for dentistry in general and his enthusiasm for the team concept specifically enliven and motivate all who attend Dr. Little’s programs.

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Dawei Liu, DDS, MS, PhD View Program Listing

Dr. Liu received his DDS (1990), MS (1994) from China Medical University, PhD (1997) from Peking University in China and MSc. Ortho and Certificate (2007) from Marquette University in the US. Dr. Liu has held several academic positions in Denmark and the US and is currently an Associate Professor and undergraduate program and research director at Marquette University. Dr. Liu is a reviewer for the NIH, editorial board member for several basic and clinical journals and an active member in many professional organizations.

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Pablo Echarri Lobiondo, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Lobiondo received his DDS from the University of Montevideo, Uruguay. His practice is limited to Orthodontics. He lectures at courses and conferences in Spain, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Portugal, Monaco, Germany, Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Peru Chile and Uruguay. He is the President of the SIAOL (Sociedad Iberoamericana de Ortodoncia Lingual), 6th President of the ESLO (European Society of Lingual Orthodontics), Barcelona, Spain, 2004, and Coordinator of Scientific Commission of COEC (Catalonian Dental Society). He also is the Vice President of the Scientific Commission of AIO (Iberoamerican Association of Orthodontists, and a collaborating professor at the department of Master in Orthodontics at the University of Barcelona, Spain.
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Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FADI, FACD, F View Program Listing
Dr. Robert A. Lowe received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, magna cum laude, from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1982. Following graduation, he completed a one year Dental Residency. Dr. Lowe taught Restorative and Rehabilitative Dentistry for 10 years at Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago, IL. Dr. Lowe has maintained a full-time private dental practice for 26 years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and a member of the American Society of Dental Aesthetics. Dr. Lowe has received Fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry, International College of Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International, Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists, and the International Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics. In 2004, Dr. Lowe received the Gordon Christensen Outstanding Lecturer Award for his contributions in the area of Dental Education. In 2005, he received Diplomate status on the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Lowe has authored several hundred articles in many phases of cosmetic and rehabilitative dentistry, sits on the editorial board of several dental publications, and has contributed to dental textbooks. He is a consultant for a number of dental manufacturers world wide and is active as a key opinion leader in the development of new materials and techniques.
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Sherri Lukes, RDH, MS View Program Listing

Sherri Lukes, RDH, MS, is an associate professor in the dental hygiene program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she has taught oral pathology for the past 20 years. Other teaching responsibilities include Community Health, Multicultural Applied Experience in Dental Hygiene and Advanced Periodontics clinic. Her research has been focused on oral pathology, migrant and seasonal farmworker oral health and issues affecting a range of other underserved groups.

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Denis P. Lynch, DDS, PhD View Program Listing
Dr. Lynch received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California at San Francisco in 1976. He subsequently completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology. Dr. Lynch is currently Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, as well as Professor of Dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is the author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters, as well as the coauthor of The Mouth: Diagnosis and Treatment.
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James Mah, DDS, DMSc, MS, BSc View Program Listing
Dr. James Mah obtained his Bachelor of Science, Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Master of Science degrees and his Certificate of Specialization in Orthodontics from the University of Alberta, Canada. Subsequently, he graduated from Harvard Medical School with a Doctorate of Medical Science degree and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital, Boston. He was a full-time faculty member in the Department of Orthodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Mah is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. At USC he is the Director of Redmond Imaging Center and the Director of the Craniofacial Virtual Reality Laboratory. Dr. Mah is a recognized expert in 3-Dimensional imaging, visualization and modelling. He serves as an editor for the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics and is a reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, Korean Orthodontic Journal, the International Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, & Endodontics and Dentomaxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Mah has authored over 80 publications, 4 textbooks and several book chapters.
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Stanley Malamed, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Malamed was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, graduating from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1969. He then completed a dental internship and residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, before serving for two years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In 1973, Dr. Malamed joined the faculty at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, where today he is professor and chair of the Section of Anesthesia and Medicine. Dr. Malamed is also a diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, as well as a recipient of the Heidebrink Award (1996) from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Horace Wells Award from the International Federation of Dental Anesthesia Societies, 1997 (IFDAS). Dr. Malamed has authored more than 85 scientific papers and 16 chapters in various medical and dental journals and textbooks in the areas of physical evaluation, emergency medicine, local anesthesia, sedation, and general anesthesia. In addition, Dr. Malamed is the author of three widely used textbooks, published by CV Mosby Inc: Handbook of Local Anesthesia (4th edition, 1997) and Sedation: A Guide to Patient Management (3rd edition, 1995). In his spare time, Dr. Malamed is an avid runner and exercise enthusiast, and admits an addiction to the New York Times crossword puzzle, which he has done daily since his freshman year in dental school.
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Louis Malmacher, DDS View Program Listing

Dr. Louis Malcmacher maintains a general and cosmetic private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an internationally known lecturer, author, and dental consultant, known for his comprehensive and entertaining style. Dr. Malcmacher is a frequent contributor to the dental literature, having lectured on and published numerous articles about adhesive resin dentistry, crown and bridge procedures, practice management, periodontics, esthetic dentistry, and halitosis therapy. He has lectured at many major dental meetings and local dental societies throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. Dr. Malcmacher is an evaluator for Clinical Research Associates, a master of the Academy of General Dentistry, a fellow of the International Association of Dental Facial Esthetics, a visiting lecturer at a number of Universities, a spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry, and a consultant to the Council on Dental Practice of the American Dental Association. Dr. Malcmacher has also been coaching dentists for nearly thirty years on best practices and how to improve their clinical efficiency and practice management skills.

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Michael Mann, DDS View Program Listing

Dr. Michael Mann  is an assistant profess in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association. He has lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Mann has a full-time general practice with an emphasis on comprehensive dental care and aesthetics.

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Jeremy J. Mao, DDS, PhD View Program Listing

Dr. Mao is currently Professor and Director of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory at Columbia University. Dr. Mao has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters in the area of tissue engineering, stem cells and regenerative medicine. He currently serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals including Tissue Engineering, Journal of Biomedical Material Research, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Journal of Dental Research, and has served as an Associate Editor of Stem Cells and Development, as well as on the editorial board of Medical Engineering and Physics and Frontiers of Bioscience. Dr. Mao is the editor of a new book entitled “Translational Approaches in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.” Dr. Mao is also the editor of an upcoming textbook entitled Principles of Craniofacial Growth and Development.” Dr. Mao is currently a standing member of the Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Study Section of the NIH and serves on a number of review panels for NIH, NSF, US Army as well as many other grant review panels in over 18 different countries. Dr. Mao has been invited to give lectures at over 130 national and international conferences. He has also organized and chaired a number of scientific conferences including NIH-sponsored Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering Conference. Dr. Mao’s laboratory is currently funded by several research grants from the National Institutes of Health and also from industry. Dr. Mao is a consultant to Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Centers in the United States and overseas.

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Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD View Program Listing

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Robert Margeas, DMD View Program Listing

Dr. Robert Margeas currently serves as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He is also the Clinical Director and Instructor at the Center for Esthetic Excellence, Chicago, IL. Dr. Margeas has published numerous articles on esthetic dentistry and is a highly sought after international lecturer on the subject. His credentials include board certification by the American Board of Operative Dentistry and he is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Dr. Margeas is on the Editorial Board for Contemporary Esthetics and is a consultant in Oral Health matters for the country of Canada. He maintains a very successful private practice, with a focus on comprehensive esthetic restorative dentistry, in Des Moines, IA.

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Pamela Martin, DDS View Program Listing
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Joseph Massad, DDS View Program Listing

Joseph Massad, DDS is an internationally renowned clinician in the field of prosthodontics. He has given more than 500 lectures in nearly 50 states and a dozen countries around the globe. Named one of the top clinicians in Continuing Education (CE) for 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 by Dentistry Today, Massad regularly lectures at meetings of dental organizations such as the American Prosthodontic Society, the American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, and the Federation Dentaire International. Dr. Massad is also the 2006 Chicago Dental Society award winner for their “Dr. Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Award”.  Massad is the creator, producer, director, and moderator of two of the most popular teaching videos on the subject of removable prosthodontics—1997’s Predictable Complete Dentures and 2001’s Helpful Hints – Predictable Complete Dentures Part 2. Both of these teaching videos are sold by the American Dental Association—the ADA features a one-half page description of the videos in its 2005 product catalog—and for Great Plains National (GPN) Educational Media, which offers these titles in their Clinical Topics in Dentistry 2005 Catalog. Other Massad video titles offered by GPN Educational Media include 2002’s Legal Considerations for Today’s Practitioner and Dental Implant and Alternative Options Featuring Informed Consent for Your Patients, by Samuel Strong, DDS, moderator.
A graduate of the Loyola University School of Dentistry, Massad has published scientific articles in publications such as the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Compendium of Continuing Dental Education, Dentistry Today, Dental Economics, The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and others.
Massad currently holds faculty positions at the Pankey Institute in Florida, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, and the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Massad is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

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Cynthia Mattson View Program Listing
Cynthia Mattson earned her masters in accountancy from Brigham Young University. A former professor at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, and Roosevelt College in Chicago, Cynthia Mattson was also an employee of Arthur Andersen. Mrs. Mattson works with dentists, providing financial, tax, and practice management services. She appraises dental practices, aids in transitions, and focuses on recent graduates transitioning to private practice. Currently, Mrs. Mattson also lectures to dentists and dental spouses regarding financial aspects of their practices. Cynthia Mattson is a trustee for the Alliance of the American Dental Association.
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Stacy McCauley, RDH, MS View Program Listing

Stacy is a graduate of Kellogg Community College with over 16 years of clinical practice experience. After completing her Bachelor of Science Degree at Siena Heights College in Adrian, MI, she relocated to Chapel Hill, NC, to obtain her Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene Education. She is a former clinical assistant professor at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, has published research in various dental hygiene journals, and has conducted clinical research. She currently serves on the editorial review board for magazine and the  Hygienists’ Association and North Carolina Dental Hygienists’ Association.

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Thomas R. McDonald, DMD View Program Listing
Dr. Tom McDonald is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. He maintains a full time private practice in Athens, Georgia. Since 1983, Dr. McDonald has served on the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry as Clinical Instructor of Oral Rehabilitation. He is a member of O.K.U., Distinguished Alumnus of the Medical College of Georgia in 1995, Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and Honorable Fellow of the Georgia Dental Association. A frequent lecturer in the area of occlusion, restorative dentistry, esthetics, and provisional restorations, Dr. McDonald has presented courses nationally including at the Hinman Dental Meeting, Chicago Midwinter Meeting, California Dental Association Meeting, the American Academy of Operative Dentistry, and the American Dental Association Meeting.
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Crystal L. Mcintosh, DDS, MS View Program Listing

Crystal L. McIntosh DDS, MS received her dental degree from Howard University College of Dentistry. She also received her MS from University of Detroit-Mercy in Peri¬odontics. She is a member of the ADEA, ADA and AAP. She currently is an Assistant Professor at Howard University Col¬lege of Dentistry. She may be contacted at crystal.mcintosh@Howard.edu.

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Kristy Menage Bernie, RDH, BS, RYT View Program Listing

As a national speaker and writer, on a variety of topics, Kristy gets to experience a vast array of philosophies and points of view. She has practiced in a variety of clinical settings and is the owner of Educational Designs, a 15+ year corporate consulting company. She is a member of the ADHA where she was a recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Service Award and she is a member of the AACD. In 2007 she was appointed as Dental Hygiene Editor of www.Dentalcompare.com and has contributed to various national publications for the past 15 years and has a chapter on oral malodor in the recently released 2nd edition of Mosby's Dental Hygiene text book. Her company offers resources and education in presentation skills and adult learning principles through “It’s Academic – Let’s Present It!" Finally, Kristy is a certified yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance & offers yoga sessions throughout the country. She enjoys her cats, yoga, reading, music, travel, “reality” TV (just ask her anything about the latest show!), laughter, and is a world-class swimming pool rafting and water slide expert!

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Rebecca Mervine, AuD, MA, CCC-A View Program Listing
Rebecca Mervine is currently a senior clinical audiologist at Rochester Hearing and Speech Center in Rochester NY. After completing an undergraduate degree in speech and hearing from Miami University she received an MA from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She completed her clinical Doctorate in Audiology (AuD) from Central Michigan University in 2005.
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Dale A. Miles, DDS, MS, FRCD(C) View Program Listing
Dale A. Miles, DDS, MS, FRCD(C), is in full-time practice of oral and maxillofacial radiology in Fountain Hills, Ariz.,and is an adjunct professor at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. He is a diplomate of both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the American Board of Oral Medicine.
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Kimberly Miller, RDH, BSDH, RDHMP View Program Listing

Kim Miller, RDH, BSDH, Graduating in 1981 with a BS in Dental Hygiene from Loma Linda University, Kim is the director of curriculum for the JP Institute of San Diego, CA. She is an instructor for JP workshops and seminars. While at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) from 19995-2005 she directed the Dynamic Teams Concept program. Kim has authored numerous articles for professional journals including the monthly column ‘The Haute Hygienist ‘for RDH magazine. She has authored DVDs and webinars for several commercial dental companies and providers. Kim Miller may be reached at kimmillerkrm@gmail.com

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Jeanette Miranda, RDH View Program Listing

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Christopher Moon, BA, CDA View Program Listing
Mr. Moon graduated with a BA in psychology from Western Washington University. He is a full time dental assistant and whitening technician at the Bellevue Center for Cosmetic Dentistry.
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William S Moore, DDS, MS View Program Listing
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Stacie Moore, PharmD View Program Listing

Dr. Stacie Moore was a pharmacy resident at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick and holds a PharmD.

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Eileen Morrissey, RDH, MS View Program Listing

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Richard E. Mounce, DDS View Program Listing

Dr. Mounce lectures globally and is widely published. He is in private practice in Endodontics in Vancouver, WA, USA.

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Diane R. Mueller, RDH View Program Listing
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Thomas W. Nabors, DDS, FACD View Program Listing
Dr. Nabors received his degree from the University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry. He served in the U.S. Navy as a dentist and rotated through all of the dental specialties including oral surgery, periodontal surgery, endodontic therapy, prosthetic dentistry and general dentistry. During his tenure in private practice, he served on the medical staff of Baptist Memorial Hospital in the Oral Surgery and Dental Division for approximately 25 years. In 2004, he co-founded and served as CEO for Advanced Dental Diagnostics, LLC. In 2008, he founded OralDNAR Labs: a salivary diagnostics clinical laboratory.
In 2009, Dr. Nabors worked with a dedicated team to validate saliva as a suitable molecular analyte for detection of HPV in the oral cavity. Dr. Nabors is a frequent lecturer for both dental and medical groups on the subject of molecular genetics in the field of oral medicine: Including the role that periodontal disease
contributes to systemic inflammation and this relationship to heart disease, stroke and diabetes. His lectures also include the role that HPV plays in the development of certain forms of oropharyngeal cancer.
Today, Dr. Nabors serves as president and founder of Integrated HealthCare Consultants, LLC. He has published numerous articles within a variety of peer reviewed publications. He is a Life Member of the American Dental Association, an associate member of the AAP, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, a member of the Pierre Fauchard Honorary Society, and serves within numerous dental associations. He can be reached at: drtomnabors@gmail.com
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Richard H. Nagelberg, DDS View Program Listing

Dr. Richard Nagelberg owns a general dentistry practice in the suburbs of Philadelphia and has more than 20 years of experience as a dental practitioner. The Founder and President of PerioConsulting Services, Richard is on the speaker's bureau for both Pfizer Inc. and OraPharma, Inc.
A respected professional in the dental community, Richard was the District Dental Officer in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, in 1983. Currently, he is a visiting faculty member at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and he is a board member of the Johnson & Johnson Oral Healthcare Advisory Board.
Richard is a member of the Catholic Relief Services Disaster Relief Team working in Thailand and Cambodia. He is also an advisory panel member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Richard is a 1982 graduate of the Georgetown University School of Dentistry.

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Nona Naghavi, DDS View Program Listing

Dr. Naghavi graduated from the University of Toronto Dental School in 2004. She completed an AEGD residency at the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2005 and a Clinical Research Fellowship at Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics in 2008. She is currently a second year resident at Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics.

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Ara Nazarian, DDS View Program Listing
Ara Nazarian, DDS, is a graduate of the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry. Upon graduation he completed an AEGD residency in San Diego, Calif., with the United States Navy. He is a recipient of the Excellence in Dentistry Scholarship and Award. Currently, he maintains a private practice in Troy, Mich., with an emphasis on comprehensive and restorative care. His articles have been published in many popular dental publications. Dr. Nazarian also serves as a clinical consultant for the Dental Advisor., testing and reviewing new products on the market. He has conducted lectures and hands-on workshops on esthetic materials and techniques throughout the Untied States. Dr. Nazarian is also the creator of the DemoDent patient education model system. He can be reached at 248.457.0500 or at www.demo-dent.com.
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Jacalyn Neceskas, PharmD View Program Listing

Dr. Jacalyn Neceskas is a pharmacist at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and graduated with a PharmD.

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Richard Nejat, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Richard Nejat is board certified by the American Board of Periodontology. His practice is on the forefront of computer guided implant dentistry and minimally invasive dental surgery. He is a course instructor in various continuing educational seminars, symposiums to colleges, and dental societies. Dr. Nejat attended Drew University and continued his education at New York University, where he attained his doctorate of dental surgery. Dr. Nejat was elected to membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society recognizing academic and clinical excellence in dentistry. He earned his certificate in periodontics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr Nejat is currently clinical assistant professor in the department of implant dentistry and periodontics at New York University and maintains private practices in Manhattan and Nutley, New Jersey.
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Daniel Nejat, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Daniel Nejat completed his college education at Drew University, where he graduated magnum cum laude. He attained his doctorate of dental medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Dental School. He earned his certificate in periodontics from New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Nejat is currently practicing periodontal and implant dentistry in New York City.
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Morris Nejat, MD View Program Listing
Dr. Morris Nejat graduated cum laude from Drew University in New Jersey and obtained his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School. His internship and residency in pediatrics were completed at North Shore University Hospital, Cornell University Medical College. His allergy/immunology fellowship was performed at the R.A. Cooke Institute of Allergy at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Nejat is Board Certified in pediatrics and has received appointments in pediatrics at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center and Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City. Dr. Nejat is frequently quoted in the media, including NBC news, Fox News, WB11 News, ABC news and numerous consumer publications. He also frequently lectures to physicians and consumers on the topics of allergy, asthma, eczema and food allergies.
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Howard M. Notgarnie, RDH, EdD View Program Listing
Dr. Howard M. Notgarnie has been practicing clinical dental hygiene for 20 years, currently in Colorado. He has eight years experience in professional association leadership and five years teaching experience. He can be contacted at howardrdhedd@gmail.com
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Steven R. Olmos, DDS View Program Listing
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Pamela R. Overman, BSDH, MS, EdD View Program Listing

Pamela R. Overman earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from UMKC – School of Dentistry, an MS Degree from UMKC School of Graduate Studies, and a doctoral degree in educational policy and leadership at the University of Kansas. Dr. Overman is a Professor and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Sigma Phi Alpha, and the American Dental Education Association.

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Cornelis H. Pameijer, DMD, DSc, PhD View Program Listing

Dr. Pameijer earned his dental degrees from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands and Boston University, Boston, MA. In addition, he holds a PhD from the University of Lund in Sweden, as well as an MScD, DSc, and Certificate of Advanced Graduate studies in Prosthodontics, from Boston University. Dr. Pameijer is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT. Dr. Pameijer has published over 200 publications in mostly peer reviewed journals and is on the editorial board of many scientific journals. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally in Europe, Asia, North and South America and Africa. Dr.Pameijer is currently a consultant for several American and European companies and spends his time doing research, writing publications, lecturing and one day private practice.

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Patricia Parker, RDH, BA View Program Listing

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Kimberly M. Parsons, MEd, CDA, EFDA, RDH View Program Listing

Kimberly M. Parsons, MEd, CDA, EFDA, RDH, is the dental assisting program chair and an assistant professor of dental assisting/dental hygiene at the University of Southern Indiana. Her scholarly activities include research in the areas of educational technologies and dental education. Ms. Parsons has been a dental hygienist for 13 years, practicing in Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan. She can be reached at kmparsons@usi.edu.

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Mahtab Partovi, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Partovi received her dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Partovi is pursuing a specialty degree in the field of orthodontics. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.
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Catherine L. Pawloski, RDH, BSDH View Program Listing

Catherine L. Pawloski, RDH, BSDH, completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at the University of Michigan. She currently provides clinical care in Michigan. Catherine is a member of OSAP and her academic and clinical interests include addressing access to dental care in underserved populations.

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Frieda Atherton Pickett, RDH, MS View Program Listing

Frieda Atherton Pickett has taught dental hygiene and directed dental hygiene programs for more than 30 years. She received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Alumni Association at Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas TX. She has received awards for teaching excellence and currently mentors graduate dental hygiene students, preparing them to be the next generation of dental hygiene educators. Mrs. Pickett has a commitment to using evidence based research in all professional writings and has published over 20 papers in both dental hygiene, dental and medical journals. Her research on developing a table to determine patients needing referral for medical evaluation of blood pressure was judged to be among the top ten research papers in 2009 by a journal in pediatric medicine. She can be contacted at pickfrie@isu.edu.

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Stephen Poss, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Stephen Poss is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and maintains an aesthetic-based practice in Brentwood, Tennessee. Dr. Poss has directed numerous live patient continuums at various teaching institutes emphasizing anterior and posterior aesthetic dentistry since 1995. Dr. Poss is presently the Clinical Director at The Center for Exceptional Practices in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also on the editorial team of Reality publishing. Dr. Poss lectures internationally on esthetic dentistry and TMD. He is an active consultant to several dental manufacturers in the area of new product development and refinement. He has had numerous articles published in the leading dental journals.
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Jeffery B. Price, DDS, MS View Program Listing

Jeffery B. Price, DDS, MS is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology. He is currently an As­sistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology and Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the Meharry Medical Col­lege School of Dentistry in Nashville, TN; in addition, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the UNC School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Price is also a consultant with Sirona Dental and teaches many of their Galileos new users training courses. He also has an internet-based Cone Beam CT interpretation practice. Dr. Price practiced gen­eral and adult restorative dentistry in Hendersonville, NC for 24 years. While in practice, Dr. Price completed the continuum at the L.D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL; in addition, he attained his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry as well as Diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Price is currently on the editorial board of the ICOI-sponsored journal, Implant Dentistry; and, is a reviewer for IJOMS, JDE and JADA.

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Cathy Przykucki, RDH View Program Listing

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Geoffrey Pullen, BDS, DDS View Program Listing

Dr. Geoffrey Pullen qualified as a dentist at Kings College Hospital, London in 1977 and took a further dental degree at the University of Southern California, graduating in 1981. He started his own private practice in 1985, and runs a general practice as well as receiving referrals for complex, implant-related cases. Dr. Pullen has placed thousands of implants over the last twenty years. He has demonstrated live implant surgery and restorative procedures; lectured extensively throughout the UK on implantology, crown and bridgework, and treatment planning; and lectured in the United States, Russia and India. Dr. Pullen is a director of Bicon in the UK, a Past President of the American Dental Society of London and a member of the American Dental Society of Europe.

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Sameer Puri, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Sameer Puri is a graduate of the USC School of Dentistry and cofounder of the CEREC training website www.cerecdoctors.com. He practices esthetic and reconstructive dentistry full time in Tarzana, California. Dr. Puri is also the Director of CAD/CAM at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry where he leads the CEREC training curriculum. He serves as a consultant to various manufacturers where he helps develop techniques and materials for dentistry. Dr. Puri is married and has two children.
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Karen A. Raposa, RDH, MBA View Program Listing
Karen A. Raposa, RDH, MBA holds an Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from The University of Rhode Island. She received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Charlton College of Business. Karen has spent the last several years of her career lecturing to dental professionals on an international level, writing a textbook chapter, as well as journal articles on a variety of topics including courses and articles containing detailed tips and tools for successful dental treatment of patients with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Karen has held several varied positions during her career in dental hygiene that include private practice, business management, professional relations, marketing, and sales.Most recently, she held an Assistant Professor/Assistant Director position at Boston University in the Department of General Dentistry’s Extramural Programs. She is a member of the ADHA, the ADEA, the AADH, the Special Care Dentistry Association, the American Academy of Dental Medicine and Dentistry and holds advisory board positions with several key dental hygiene publications. Karen is currently Senior Manager of Professional Relations at Colgate-Palmolive, one of the supporters of this course
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Mark Reber, DDS, MS View Program Listing

Mark Reber DDS, MS, is a private practice dentist in Monterey, Calif. He lectures on the dental treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, and feels strongly that dentists should be proactive in screening and treating these patients. Dr. Reber provides a marketing medium for dentists to “wake up” their local physicians to the magnitude of this common problem and to position themselves as the dental sleep apnea expert to the physicians and patients in their local community. He will be happy to provide a copy of the Berlin Scale to screen patients for OSA to any dentist who requests one. He can be reached at 831-449-9999, at ThePhysiciansUpdate@gmail.com, or through his website at ThePhysiciansUpdate.com.

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Yan-Fang Ren, DDS, PhD, MPH View Program Listing

Dr. Ren is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Dentistry at the University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health. Dr. Ren can be reached at Yanfang_ren@urmc.rochester.edu.

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Betsy Reynolds, RDH, MS View Program Listing
Ms. Elizabeth "Betsy" Reynolds has been a practicing hygienist for over twenty years and has been involved with several private practices stressing comprehensive periodontal care for patients seeking treatment. Betsy has reinforced her love of the microbiological aspects of periodontal therapy by maintaining teaching positions emphasizing the dental sciences at numerous dental and dental hygiene schools. Betsy lectures extensively nationally and internationally on subjects that include biologic basis for disease prevention, advanced instrumentation technique, current dental therapeutic modalities, pharmacological considerations for the dental professional, microbiological and immunological aspects of dental disease, the impact of oral disease on systemic health, evidenced-based decision-making and scientific developments affecting oral health care delivery. Additionally, she has authored numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of oral healthcare concerns. Betsy holds a Master of Science Degree in Oral Biology from the University of Washington. Living in Boise, Idaho amidst the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the magnificent untamed waters of the Salmon River, Betsy enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Mike, and their two dogs, Lucy and Nellie.
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Jay B. Reznick, D.M.D., M.D. View Program Listing
Dr. Reznick received his undergraduate Biology degree from CAL-Berkeley, Dental degree from Tufts University, and his M.D. degree from the University of Southern California. He did his internship in General Surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at L.A. County- USC Medical Center.
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Alan Richardson View Program Listing

Alan Richardson, As a peak performance coach, Alan brings to the business of dentistry a refreshing, stimulating perspective based on more than 30 years experience in heavy industry and business management. As a Chairman and CEO of public companies and having lived and worked in many parts of the world, his insightful knowledge and experience adds a dimension unique to the field of dentistry ... a leader of large teams worldwide. Born in England and educated at King’s College, University of London and the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, his broad international experience adds vitality and energy to everything he does. A lecturer, writer and executive coach to many of North America’s leading dentists, Mr. Richardson draws on his strategic strengths and experiences to coach dentists, both professionally and personally. Alan is the Chief Executive Officer of The Richardson Group, providing consulting and management services to the healthcare industry. His goal as a coach is to be a catalyst that moves people to action and achievement of their goals. He can be contacted at alan@ richardsoncoaching.com or toll free 888-495-3623. www.richardsoncoaching.com

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Brock Rondeau, D.D.S., I.B.O., D.A.B.C.P. View Program Listing
Dr. Rondeau is one of North America’s most sought after clinicians. He is the past president and senior certified instructor for the International Association for Orthodontics. Over 16,000 dentists have attended his courses and study clubs in the United States, Canada, China, Australia, England and Poland. He has an extremely busy practice, which is limited to the treatment of patients with orthodontic, orthopedic, TMD, and snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Rondeau is a Diplomat of the International Board of Orthodontics and has his Fellowship and Diplomat in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He has published over 26 articles in orthodontic and dental journals and has produced a series of videotapes on all phases of orthodontics. Dr. Rondeau was selected AAFO Clinician of the year in 1993. He is an editorial consultant for the International Association for Orthodontics, American Association of Functional Orthodontics and the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Rondeau was recently inducted into the Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics and received a Townie Award (“DentalTown”) for 2003 for his contribution as an orthodontic educator.
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Liliana Rozo, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Liliana. Rozo is a professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky
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Donna Ruley, RDH View Program Listing

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Colleen Rutledge, RDH View Program Listing

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Debra Sabatini, RDH View Program Listing

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Chris Salierno, DDS View Program Listing

Dr. Salierno received his B.S. from Muhlenberg College and his D.D.S. from SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. He completed his formal training at Stony Brook Hospital’s General Practice Residency program where he focused on implant prosthetics. While in dental school, he was the National President of the American Student Dental Association. Today, he continues his advocacy efforts with the New York State Dental Association and Suffolk County Dental Society. Dr. Salierno lectures on his particular areas of interest, including occlusion, dental materials, prosthodontics, and implant prosthodontics. He enjoys helping audiences integrate the latest research into everyday practice. In 2005, he returned to his former dental school as an Assistant Clinical Professor.

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Laurie Samules, RDH, CHC View Program Listing

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Lori Saporito, RDH, Ed.M View Program Listing

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Catherine D. Saylor, BSDH, MS View Program Listing

Catherine D. Saylor earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and MS degree in Dental Hygiene Education from UMKC – School of Dentistry. Ms. Saylor is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry in the Department of Periodontics. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Sigma Phi Alpha, and the American Dental Education Association.

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Cindy Saylors, MEd View Program Listing

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Benjamin Schein, DDS, MS View Program Listing
Dr. Benjamin Schein, DDS, MS is an endodontist in private practice in Las Vegas, NV.
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Thomas Schiff, DMD View Program Listing

Dr. Schiff was born in Budapest, Hungary, (before the Second World War) and educated at the Semmelweiss University Medical School until the Hungarian uprising in 1956. He then immigrated to the United States and furthered his education at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He received a DMD degree in 1961. He practiced and did research at the Monsanto Chemical Company for 19 years. Afterwards he entered into academia and since has been teaching radiology. Dr. Schiff was trained in advanced radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. At present, he is the endowed professor and chair of maxillofacial radiology at University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

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Amy J. Schneider, LDH, CDA, BS View Program Listing

Amy J. Schneider, LDH, CDA, BS is an instructor of dental assisting/dental hygiene at the University of Southern Indiana. She has been practicing dental hygiene for 18 years in the state of Indiana. Ms. Schneider has personal experience with individuals with ALS.

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Sue Seale, DDS, MSD View Program Listing
Dr. N. Sue Seale is Regents Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center in Dallas, Texas. She received her DDS in 1970, her certificate in pediatric dentistry in 1972 and her MSD in 1979 from Baylor and has been a full-time faculty member since 1974. She was president of the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 1996-1997 and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Baylor College of Dentistry Alumni Association in 1997; she served on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry from 1999-2002. In 2001, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry named her Pediatric Dentist of the Year and presented her with the Merle C. Hunter Leadership Award in 2003. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and received Fellowship in the American College of Dentists in 1984 and in the International College of Dentists in 2001. She was Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Baylor from 1986 until 2009.
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Cathy Seckman, RHD View Program Listing
Cathy Hester Seckman, RDH, is a pediatric hygienist as well as an indexer, writer, and novelist. She has worked in dentistry 33 years, including eight years in a practice that includes orthodontic treatment. She presents CE courses on topics including pediatric management, nutrition, pre-natal to pre-school care, communication, and adolescent risk behaviors. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and the Tri-County Ohio Dental Hygienists Association.

 

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Luis Guilherme Sensi, DDS, MS, PhD View Program Listing
Dr. Sensi is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Esthetic at the University of Maryland Dental School in the Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics, and Operative Dentistry. Dr. Sensi has over 20 publications and three Chapters in dental texts. He is a member of the International Association of Dental Research. He has been involved in research on adhesives, light curing and composite resins. He has lectured in the United States and Brazil.
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Francis G. Serio, DMD, MS, MBA, FICD, FACD, FADI View Program Listing

Francis G. Serio, DMD, MS, MBA, FICD, FACD, FADI Dr. Francis G. Serio is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontics and Preventive Sciences at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Serio completed his undergraduate studies at The Johns Hopkins University and received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his MS and certificate in Periodontics at the University of Maryland and his MBA from Millsaps College. Dr. Serio has presented over 120 lectures and continuing education courses in the U.S. and around the world, and is founder and director of the Dominican Dental Mission Project, which received The President’s Volunteer Action Award in 1991. Dr. Serio has written or coauthored over 35 scientific articles and four books. The most recent book, the Manual of Clinical Periodontics, was written with Dr. Charles E. (Bud) Hawley.

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Stanley Shanies, MD, FACP View Program Listing
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Eric Shapira, DDS, MA, MHA View Program Listing

Dr Eric Shapira is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry. He holds Master’s degrees in Clinical Gerontology and Health Administration. He is a Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Nursing and Stomatology in mainland China in various hospitals there. He has published over 100 professional articles as well as authored a book on healthy aging, A New Wrinkle: What I Learned from Older People Who Never Acted Their Age. He continues to practice clinical dentistry and teach Geriatric Dentistry and Geriatric Medicine. He can be reached at Eric@drshapira.com .

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Jennifer S. Sherry, RDH, MSEd View Program Listing

Jennifer S. Sherry RDH, MSEd, is an assistant professer in the Dental Hygiene Program at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. She teaches radiology and is a clinic supervisor for the third-year dental hygiene students. Her research interests include children's health issues, school nutrition programs, school-based health clinics and pediatric dentistry.

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Ian Shuman, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Ian Shumanmaintains a full-time general, reconstructive, and aesthetic dental practice in Pasadena, Maryland. Since 1995 Dr. Shuman has lectured and published on advanced, minimally invasive techniques. He has taught these procedures to thousands of dentists and developed many of the methods. Dr. Shuman has published numerous articles on topics including adhesive resin dentistry, minimally invasive restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry. He is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Shuman was named one of the Top Clinicians in Continuing Education since 2005, by Dentistry Today.
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Jeffrey A. Sibner, DMD View Program Listing
Jeffrey A. Sibner, D.M.D. is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he teaches a course on periodontal disease and diabetes. He is affiliated with St. Mary Medical Center and teaches a lay course called Diabetes and You through their diabetes education program. Dr. Sibner maintains a private practice in general dentistry in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
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Karen Siebert, RDH, MA View Program Listing

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Carol Ann Sims, DDS View Program Listing
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Vaishali Singhal, DMD, MS View Program Listing

Dr. Singhal is a full time faculty member at the Rutgers University, School of Health Related Professions (SHRP), Department of Allied Dental Education (ADE). She has been teaching for 14 years, of which twelve (12) have been at the School of Health Related Professions. Dr. Singhal received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine in 1993 and received a Master’s in Health Systems from SHRP and is currently a doctoral candidate in the SHRP Health Sciences Program. She teaches Dental Radiology, Applied Pharmacology, Medical Emergencies, Nitrous Oxide Sedation and Local Anesthesia. Dr. Singhal also treats patients at the faculty practice located on the Scotch Plains, NJ campus of SHRP.

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Priya Singhvi, MS, LPC-I, LMFT-A View Program Listing

Priya Singhvi, MS, LPC-I, LMFT-A, has been working in the field of psychology and education for over 11 years. Priya currently serves as P.A.L. sponsor, wellness educator, and full-time counselor at a private school in Addison, Texas.

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Lynn Smiley, RDH, MEd View Program Listing

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Rachel Smith, RDH View Program Listing

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Roger Solow, DDS View Program Listing

Dr. Roger Solow received a BA in Biology from UCLA in 1975 and his DDS with honors from UOP School of Dentistry in 1978. He is a general dentist and has a full time, fee-for-service practice that he limits to restorative dentistry in Mill Valley, California. He is a lead visiting faculty and Pankey Scholar at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida. Dr. Solow has published on interdisciplinary restorative technique in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, General Dentistry, Seattle Study Club Journal, and the chapter Occlusal Bite Splints in Irwin Becker’s Comprehensive Occlusal Concepts in Clinical Practice. He can be reached at rasolowdds@aol.com .

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Dale Sorenson, DDS View Program Listing

Dr. Dale Sorenson received his D.D.S. degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He is a member of the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners and served nine years on the Indiana State Board of Dentistry. He is an active member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Equilibration Society, Fellow in the American College of Dentists, Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, ADA, IDA, and First District Dental Society. He was recently inducted into the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Sorenson is currently The Pankey Institute’s Director of Essentials Education.

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Gene St. Louis View Program Listing
Gene St. Louishas spent her entire professional career in practice management. She held both business coordinator and office manager positions prior to becoming a practice management consultant in 1993. Gene founded her own company and built it into a successful firm with hundreds of clients nationwide. Gene sold her company in 2006. She continues to impart her knowledge of and expertise in creating and
maintaining a thriving dental practice with clients and other practice consultants.
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Tammy Staiger, RDH View Program Listing

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Ellen Standley, RDH, BS, MA View Program Listing

Ellen Standley, RDH, BS, MA, is a recently retired professor of dental hygiene at Sacramento City College where she taught for over 30 years. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the California Dental Hygiene Educators’ Association and the American Academy of Dental Hygiene. Ms. Standley is a past president of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association and currently serves on the Journal Advisory Board of the Journal of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association. She can be reached at ellenrdh@winfirst.com

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Barbara Steinberg, DDS View Program Listing

Barbara Steinberg received her D.D.S. from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and completed a residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She is Clinical Professor of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, as well as Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine. Dr. Steinberg specializes in the treatment of medically compromised patients. She is a nationally and internationally invited lecturer in the area of dental treatment of the medically compromised patient and women’s health, and has authored numerous articles and contributed to major textbooks on these subjects. For the last five years Dr. Steinberg has been named by Dentistry Today “One of the Top Clinicians in Continuing Education”. Dr. Steinberg is a former spokesperson for the American Dental Association on Women’s Oral Health Issues and has had numerous television appearances, including Good Morning America. She represented the American Dental Association at a congressional briefing on Women’s Oral Health Issues and presently serves on the Health, Nutrition and Fitness Board of Women’s Day Magazine.

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Howard E. Strassler, DMD, FADM, FAGD, FACD View Program Listing

Dr. Howard Strassler is professor and director of operative dentistry at the University of Maryland Dental School in the Departments of Endodontics, Prosthodontics, and Operative Dentistry. He has lectured nationally and internationally on techniques and a selection of dental materials in clinical use and aesthetic restorative dentistry. He is a fellow in the Academy of Dental Materials and the Academy of General Dentistry, a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, and the International Association of Dental Research. He is on the editorial board of numerous publications. He is a consultant and clinical evaluator to more than 15 dental manufacturers. Dr. Strassler has published more than 400 articles in the field of restorative dentistry and innovations in dental practice, and he has coauthored seven chapters in texts. He has presented more than 425 programs, including most of the major programs throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Dr. Strassler has a general practice in Baltimore, Maryland, that is limited to restorative dentistry and aesthetics.

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Kandice Swarthout-Roan, RDH, BS View Program Listing

Kandice Swarthout-Roan, RDH, BS, has practiced clinical dental hygiene for 16 years and is part-time faculty in the dental hygiene program at Collin College, McKinney, Texas.

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Laurel Swartzentruber View Program Listing

Laurel Swartzentruber is a 2013 Bachelor of Science Degree Candidate in the Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. This paper was the result of Ms. Swartzentruber’s research project for the University’s Honors Program. She plans on practicing dental hygiene in the Virginia Beach area.

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Cheryl (Cher) Thomas, RDH View Program Listing

Cher Thomas, R.D.H. became a renal transplant recipient in 1999, and has lived with kidney disease for the past decade. For over twenty five years she has practiced as both a registered dental hygienist and dental assistant in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and public health settings. Cher is a national speaker who educates and inspires patients and their medical and dental healthcare providers regarding the special needs of renal patients. By using both her personal and professional experience, Cher teaches audiences techniques that lead to improving patient/provider communication as well as improved quality of life. In addition, Cher instructs patients and dental/medical health care providers the special needs concerning the dental management of patients living with renal disease. She has been published in The National Kidney Foundation’s — The Transplant Chronicles and various dental/dental hygiene publications and in July 2005, she received the RDH Sunstar Butler Award of Distinction in Dental Hygiene. Cheryl invites you to visit her website at http://dentalinspirations.org/. Cheryl can be contacted at Cheryl@dentalInspirations.org

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Lane Thomsen, DDS, MS View Program Listing
Chairperson, Department of Oral Diagnosis, Radiology and Pathology, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University.
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Stephen Tracey, DDS, MS View Program Listing

 Dr. Stephen Tracey is a native of Southern California and a graduate of Loma Linda University with a BS in Human Biology, a DDS, and a MS in Orthodontics. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the World Federation of Orthodontists, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. As a pioneer in the application and use of soft tissue lasers in orthodontics, Dr. Tracey is also a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry with proficiency certification in both diode and Er:YAG lasers. He was formerly Instructor of the Year at Loma Linda University in 1995, he now serves as Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Ferrara in Ferrara, Italy. Dr. Tracey is an internationally recognized lecturer, with past presentations made in 22 countries on six continents. He has published numerous articles in a variety of professional publications, authored a chapter in a prestigious orthodontic textbook, and presently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Orthodontic Products. Personally, Dr. Tracey’s insatiable curiosity combined with his passion for adventure have led him to such diverse places and situations as shark diving in the Bahamas, swimming from Alcatraz to San Francisco, trekking the jungles of the Amazon, summiting the peak of Mt. Rainier, and competing in the Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii.

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Anastasia L. Turchetta, RDH, AS View Program Listing
Anastasia L.Turchetta has been a practicing clinical hygienist for 19 years. She earned both dental assisting and dental hygiene degrees at Allegany College, Maryland. Speaking both nationally and Internationally and maintaining memberships with NSA, ISN, SCN, ADHA, and ADA (American Diabetes Association), Anastasia has written for several of our industry’s publications and newsletters. She is a feature author in Conversations of Health and Wellness and creator/author of Just a Cleaning2, an interactive Assisted Hygiene Guide based upon her coaching niche.
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Bethany Valachi, MS, PT, CEAS View Program Listing
Bethany Valachi, MS, PT, CEAS is a physical therapist, dental ergonomic consultant and author of the book, Practice Dentistry Pain Free. She lectures internationally and is president of Posturedontics, A company that provides evidence-based dental ergonomic education. She has been widely published in numerous dental journals, including the JADA and has developed chairside stretching and home exercise videos specifically for dental professionals.
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Glen A. Van As, BSc, DMD View Program Listing
Dr. Glenn A. van As graduated from the faculty of dentistry at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in 1987. In addition to being in full time private practice, Glenn served as an assistant clinical professor at U.B.C. from 1989-1999. His areas of interest and expertise involve the utilization of the Dental Operating Microscope. Since 1999, Glenn has lectured over 250 times internationally, provided numerous hands on workshops, and published on the value of multiple wavelengths of lasers and practicing with the dental operating microscope. Glenn is a member of many organizations including the British Columbia Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Denistry (AMED) and the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). He has obtained advanced levels of proficiency in laser usage from the Academy of Laser Dentistry (www.laserdentistry.org), and was distinguished with the Leon Goldman award for world wide clinical excellence in the field of laser dentistry in 2006. In addition, Glenn is a founding member of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry. Glenn is a consultant for many high technology companies and as a reviewer of articles for dental magazines.
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Rob Veis, DDS View Program Listing

Dr. Rob Veis began 24 years ago as a general dentist, and taught for twelve years at the University of Southern California as a Clinical Professor in Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Veis lectures for the AGD/California masters program. He also lectures internationally, on the integration of orthodontics and appliance therapy into the general practice on behalf of Space Maintainers Laboratories where he has been a member of the teaching staff since 1990. He is coauthor of the comprehensive textbook Principles of Appliance Therapy for Adults and Children, and author of several Practice Building Bulletins. Dr. Veis is a member of the California Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

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Thomas Viola, R.Ph, C.C.P. View Program Listing

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Raymond J. Voller, DMD, MAGD View Program Listing

Dr. Voller graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1980, and also holds a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. He practices general, esthetic, reconstructive dentistry and orthodontics and is the owner of VollerDentistry, LLC with offices in Kittanning, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Voller has earned his Fellowships in the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics and the Academy of Dentistry International. He is a member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Association, as well as their constituent societies. Dr. Voller lectures nationwide and has published numerous articles on reconstructive dentistry and orthodontics. Dr. Voller can be reached at drvoller@comcast.net.

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Michael Wahl, DDS View Program Listing

Michael Wahl, DDS practices general dentistry in Wilmington, Delaware and received his undergraduate and dental degrees from Case Western Reserve University. He has published over 50 articles in many dental and medical journals and lectured at many major national and international meetings on dental treatment of medically compromised patients, amalgam and composite, and practice management, among other topics. He is a parttime assistant attending dentist at Christiana Care Health System. He can be reached at WahlDentistry@aol.com .

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Stephen S. Wallace, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Wallace is an Associate Professor at the New York University Department of Implant Dentistry. He is a Diplomat of the International College of Oral Implantologists and a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration. He maintains a private practice in periodontics in Waterbury, CT. Dr. Wallace is a national and international speaker on topics relating to implant dentistry. He has published numerous articles on sinus elevation surgery and the effects of biologic width around implants. He is an editor of a maxillary sinus surgery text (Italian) and has authored chapters in sinus texts in the USA. Dr. Wallace has recently published an evidencebased review on sinus elevation surgery.
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Katy Warren, RDH, MEd View Program Listing

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William R. Watson Jr., DDS, MS, FAAOMP View Program Listing
Dr. Watson lectures nationally and internationally. He has taught numerous hands-on workshops and currently teaches advanced level hands-on courses. He received his postdoctoral certificate in endodontics and oral pathology as well as a master of sciences from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He is currently assistant clinical professor of endodontics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. He also maintains a full-time private practice in Wichita, Kansas.
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Mohammad Wehbi, MD View Program Listing
Dr. Wehbi is an assistant professor in the Department of Gastroenterology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Wehbi has held various organizational positions, most recently as chairman of the Academic Committee, Atlanta Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, and as a medical advisor for the Young Adult Ministry of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. In addition, he worked as a government liaison for medical affairs in Beirut, Lebanon. Dr. Wehbi holds memberships in various medical societies including the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the Lebanese Order of Physicians. Dr. Wehbi has received many awards in recognition of his clinical expertise as well as his presentation of research. His articles have been published in various journals including Clinical Cancer Research, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, and the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.
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Charles C. Whitney, MD View Program Listing

Charles C. Whitney, M.D.is founder of Revolutionary Health Services, www.revolutionaryhealthservices. com, a practice established by the University of Pennsylvania as the second concierge medical practice in the state of Pennsylvania. He currently serves as Vice President of the American Academy of Private Physicians, www.AAPP.org , and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2007. Dr. Whitney graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1990. He completed his residency at David Grant USAF Medical Center and served as a Physician in the United States Air Force before joining the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

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Glenn Williams, BS View Program Listing

Glenn Williams is a twenty-five year veteran of the dental industry, specializing in handpieces since 1987. From 1987 - 1994, Glenn worked for a major handpiece manufacturer. He has owned and operated a successful handpiece repair service in Northern California since 1994. Glenn was one of the founding members, and is President, of the National Dental Handpiece Repair Association. The NDHRA is an association of other dedicated independent handpiece professionals who desire to better serve the dental profession through advancing the handpiece repair industry by establishing and maintaining high standards of service.

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Gail F. Williamson, RDH, BS View Program Listing
Professor Gail F. Williamson is a professor of Dental Diagnostic Sciences in the Department of Oral Pathology, Medicine, and Radiology at Indiana University School of Dentistry. She serves as Director of Allied Dental Radiology and Couse Director for Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Radiology Courses. Professor Williamson serves on the Council of Sections Administrative Board of the American Dental Education Association.
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Susan S. Wingrove, RDH, FADIA View Program Listing
Ms. Wingrove received her Associated Arts & Science and Registered Dental Assisting Certificate with Expanded Duties from the University of Minnesota in 1976, and her Applied Associate Science Dental Hygiene from Northeast Metro Technical/Lakewood College in 1994. Susan is a practicing private practice hygienist as well as a clinical advisor, writer, and educator for The Implant Consortium. Ms. Wingrove is a Fellow & certified educator for the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries (ADIA).
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Mary Ellen Witt, MS, RN, AOCN View Program Listing

Advanced Practice Nurse in Radiation Oncology at University of Chicago Medicine. She has worked extensively with head and neck cancer patients and currently focuses her practice on survivorship issues. She can be contacted at mwitt@radonc.uchicago.edu.

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Ian Woo, MS, DDS, MD View Program Listing
Resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
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Vincent W. Yang, MD, PhD View Program Listing
Vincent Yang, M.D., Ph.D., is the R. Bruce Logue professor of medicine and director, Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. He also holds an appointment as professor of hematology and oncology at Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute and is Director of Emory Epithelial Pathobiology Research Development Center. Dr. Yang is a renowned academic gastroenterologist with expertise in the field of colon cancer biology. He is also a clinical researcher in the area of chemoprevention of colon cancer and other GI cancers. As a clinician, he is an expert in the field of digestive diseases, including inflammatory bowel diseases, GI cancers, irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and various techniques related to gastrointestinal endoscopies, including capsule endoscopy. Dr. Yang holds memberships in numerous national and international organizations and committees, is an organizer of many national and international conferences, and serves on the editorial boards of the Archives of International Bioscience and Gastroenterology, as well as consultanting for the National Institutes of Health. He is the president elect of the Gastroenterology Research Group and vice chair of the GI Oncology Section of the American Gastroenterological Association. Dr. Yang is a recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Clinician Scientist, and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the Association of American Physicians. Dr. Yang received a B.Sc. from the Department of Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, in 1976, a Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemical Sciences, Princeton University, in 1980, and in 1984 an M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Rutgers Medical School (now Robert Wood Johnson Medical School). He completed his internship and a residency in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was a clinical fellow in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, from 1986 to 1989 and a research fellow in the Department of Biological Chemistry from 1987 to 1989 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Yang was first assistant professor, then associate professor, in the of Division of Gastroenterology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine between 1989 and 2001.
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Cynthia Yellen, LCSW, MSW, MBA, RDH, BS View Program Listing
Cynthia Yellen began her dental career in the United States Air Force and attended the Air Force School of Health Care Sciences in Dental Hygiene. After her tour in the Air Force, she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BS in Rehabilitation, and completed an MSW at Syracuse University. She subsequently completed an MBA in Health Care at Western New England College. Ms. Yellen has worked in the field of social work for more than 20 years in clinical counseling, adoption, foster placement and investigations resulting in the protection of children from physical and sexual abuse. In 2007, she graduated with a civilian degree in dental hygiene. As a Registered Dental Hygienist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Cynthia now blends Social Work and Dental Hygiene.
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Douglas A. Young, DDS, MBA, MS View Program Listing
Dr. Young is an active and ardent educator in the field of minimally invasive dentistry, dental materials, and cariology. He serves on several boards and has presented at congresses around the world, including the World Clinical Laser Institute, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, as well as at several universities. Dr. Young has also been published in several peer-reviewed dental journals and textbooks. In addition to speaking and publishing, Dr. Young also conducts extensive research on minimally invasive dentistry, lasers, and cariology. He has performed clinical trials using lasers and has studied caries inhibition by laser irradiation and optical caries detection technologies. Dr. Young is an associate professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and is also an associate clinical professor, adjunct, at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Young has a BA in bacteriology from the University of California, Berkeley; a DDS from the University of California, San Francisco; an MBA from the University of the Pacific, Stockton; and an MS in oral biology from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Young completed a general practice residency at the VA Hospital, San Francisco, in 1982. He decided to pursue full-time teaching after 15 years of successful private practice in California. He is currently active in teaching clinical dentistry to the students at UOP and in research at UCSF.
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Osvaldo Zmener, DDS View Program Listing
Dr. Osvaldo Zmener DDS, Dr Odont is Head Professor of the Post Graduate Program for Specialized Endodontics, Faculty of Medical Sciences at the School of Dentistry, University of El Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina.