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2025 Speakers


Dr. Chad Anderson ., GA

  • Private Practice
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Mr. Steven Anderson Standards of Care Southlake, TX

  • Founder and President, Total Patient Service Institute and Crown Council®
  • Author, The Culture of Success - 10 Natural Laws for Creating the Place Where Everyone Wants to Work
  • Co-founder, Smiles for Life® Foundation

Dr. Alan Atlas Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry Philadelphia, PA

  • Private practice: esthetic and comprehensive restorative dentistry 
  • Clinical Professor, The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Department of Endodontics and Department of Preventive/Restorative Sciences
  • Director, Endodontic - Restorative Microscopy and Technology Clinic at The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Ms. Amber Auger Periodontal Disease East Weymouth, MA

  • Practicing RDH
  • RDH Graduate Editor, Owner of Thrive in the OP®?
  • Periodontal Disease Management, Practice Consultant

Dr. Joshua Austin Restorative & Digital Dentistry, Mental Health San Antonio, TX

  • Private Practice
  • Editorial Director & Monthly Columnist for Dental Economics Magazine
  • Faculty, Molis Coaching & Align Technology

Dr. Bruno Azevedo CBCT - 3D imaging - Radiology - Diagnosis - Technology

  • Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist
  • Endodontic Specialist - Albert Einstein Philadelphia
  • Private Practice in Austin Texas

Ms. Stephanie Botts Ergonomics, Substance Use Disorder & Chemical Dependency Denver, CO

  • Dental Ergonomics Coach
  • Practicing Dental Hygienist
  • Owner/Founder PosturePros

Dr. Lee Ann Brady Restorative/Implants Phoenix, AZ

  • Private practice
  • Director of Education, Pankey Institute
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Inside Dentistry and Dentaltown

Ms. Shannon Brinker Dental Assisting Virginia Beach, VA

  • Owner of Chairsideassisting with Shannon Pace Brinker
  • Owner of Teeth Obsessed and The Whitening Shop
  • Editorial Board for Dental Product Reports

Dr. Ashleigh Briody Oral Pathology ., GA

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Private Practice

Dr. Gordon Christensen Prosthodontics Provo, UT

  • Senior Consultant & Previous CEO, Clinicians Report Foundation (CR)
  • Founder and CEO, Gordon J Christensen Practical Clinical Courses (PCC)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Utah, School of Dentistry

Dr. David Clark Composites Tacoma, WA

  • Director Bioclear Learning Center International
  • Private Practice-Tacoma WA
  • Develops curriculum for restorative dentistry for GPR programs and dental schools

Dr. Daniel Coleman Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy Leominster, MA

  • 2019: American Academy of Periodontology Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics: Harvard University
  • 2016: Incisal Edge Magazine awarded the distinction of “Top 40 under 40” dentists in the nation
  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

Dr. Michael Crete Esthetic Treatment Planning Grand Rapids, MI

  • Lead Faculty Member in the Essentials Program at The Pankey Institute
  • 37+ years as a private practice dentist in a fee-for-service, relationship-based dental practice
  • Passionate about interpersonal and communication skills for effective dental office leadership

Ms. Karen Davis Health & Wellness, Dental Hygiene Richardson, TX

  • Recognized as a Top Clinician in Continuing Education by Dentistry Today
  • 2023 Recipient of the Gordon J. Christensen Speaker Recognition Award
  • Practicing RDH in Dallas, TX

Ms. Karen Daw OSHA/Infection Control COLUMBUS, OH

  • Former Health and Safety Director, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
  • OSHA/IC Trainer for practices and healthcare systems across the country
  • Invited speaker at prestigious national events

Dr. Gary Dougan Dental Insurance & Procedure Coding Cathedral City, CA

  • Expert in dental utilization management and quality improvement programs
  • Fellow, University of California San Francisco Health Professions Leadership Program

Ms. Teresa Duncan Insurance and Practice Management Centreville, VA

  • President, Odyssey Management, Inc.
  • Author, Moving Your Patients to Yes: Easy Insurance Conversations
  • Contributing author, ADA's Coding Companion Guide

Dr. Gregory Folse Denture/Geriatric/Surgical Services Sunset, LA

  • Mobile Surgical, Denture, and Nursing Facility Practice
  • Life-Long Advocate for Vulnerable Patient Populations

Ms. Renee' Graham Radiology & Ultrasonics Lake Park, GA

  • Hygienist, Educator and Trainer
  • International and National Speaker
  • Experience: 19 years private practice, 12 years academics and 17 + corporate

Dr. Leonard Hess Esthetics, Function, TMJ Monroe, NC

  • Private Practice in Monroe, NC
  • Clinical Director, The Dawson Academy
  • Editorial Board Member, Inside Dentistry

Dr. Hana Hobbs Periodontics and Periimplantitis , Restoratuve Durham, NC

  • Private Practice
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implantology

Dr. Adam Hodges Composites Asheville, NC

  • Private Practice
  • Surgical and Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Hinman Dental Society Member

Dr. Richard Hunt Aesthetic & Functional Treatment Planning Rocky Mount, NC

  • Private practice
  • Visiting Faculty, Pankey Institute

Dr. Mark Hyman Practice Management, Cosmetic Dentistry, Practice Transition Greensboro, NC

  • Private practice for 32 years
  • Adjunct Full Professor, University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC
  • "Top Leader" in Dental Continuing Education by Dentistry Today Magazine since 2001

Dr. Waji Khan Dental Implants & Oral Surgery Kingston, Ontario, GA

  • Private Practice
  • Executive Director of the Top Gun Dental Implant Study Club
  • Editorial Board, Spectrum Implants

Dr. Sam Kratchman Endodontics Exton, PA

  • Private Practice
  • Associate Professor Endodontics University of Pennsylvania
  • Assistant Director Graduate Endodontics in charge of Microsurgery, University Pennsylvania

Mrs. Connie Kugel Dental Hygiene Materials Lincoln, NE

  • Continuing Education Director, UNMC College of Dentistry
  • Clinical Instructor, Periodontics, UNMC College of Dentistry
  • Private Practice

Dr. Gerard Kugel Esthetics/Restorative Lincoln, NE

  • Associate Dean for Research, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and Compendium and Inside Dentistry
  • Private group practice, Trinity Dental Boston

Dr. Joel Laudenbach Oral Medicine/Dental Sleep Medicine Charlotte, NC

  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Oral Medicine, Atrium Health
  • Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine

Dr. Paul Levi, Jr. Non-surgical periodontal therapy Boston, MA

  • Faculty, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
  • Honorary Doctorate from Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (will receive October of 2021)
  • Mentors student research for master's degrees

Mr. Charles Loretto Financial Services Frisco, TX

  • Partner and Investment Advisor, Cain Watters and Associates
  • Founder, National Dental Placements (NDP)

Mr. Wesley Lyon Taxes/Finance/Retirement Charlotte, NC

  • President and CEO of McGill and Lyon Dental Advisors (formerly John K. McGill & Company)
  • President and Co-Editor of The McGill Advisory newsletter
  • President and Managing Member of Lyon Wealth Advisors Group

Dr. Roger Macias ., GA

Dr. Stanley Malamed Anesthesia; Medical emergencies West Hills, CA

  • Dentist anesthesiologist
  • Emeritus professor of dentistry at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C.
  • Author of 3 textbooks on the subjects of local anesthesia; emergency medicine and sedation.

Ms. Lisa Mallonee Diet/Nutrition, Systemic Health and Oral Heath Dallas, TX

  • MPH, RDH, RD, LD
  • Professor and Graduate Program Director, Texas A&M School of Dentistry
  • Author, The Dental Hygienists' Guide to Nutritional Care , Wilkins' Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist

Dr. Glenn Maron Oral Surgery & Grafting, Local Anesthesia Atlanta, GA

  • Private practice: oral and maxillofacial surgery 
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Board Examiner, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Mr. Jonathan Martin Practice Transitions Charlotte, NC

  • 20 year experience as a transitions analyst
  • Overseen more than $1 billion of dental practice sales
  • Regular contributor to The McGill Advisory newsletter and Drilling it Down podcast

Dr. Gigi Meinecke Facial Injectables Potomac, MD

  • Private Practice limited to facial Injectables and Faculty Boston University School of Dental Medicine
  • Past Chair of the ADA Council on Communications; Past President, Maryland AGD; Dental Practice Council member, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, Pierre Fauchard

Ms. Shannon Nanne Oral Pathology / Oral Cancer / Xerostomia Sagamore Hills, OH

  • Manager Professional Relations and Education, Curaden US
  • Authored articles in RDH, JPH, In Focus and Dimensions of Dental Hygiene
  • Recipient, The Award for Excellence in Public Service from The Oral Cancer Foundation

Dr. Brian Novy Cariololgy Salem , MA

  • Private practice in Salem, MA
  • President, National CAMBRA Coalition
  • Chief Dental Officer, Massachusetts Public Employees Fund

Dr. Aeklavya Panjali Oral Implantology Cicero, NY

  • Private Practice
  • Director, New York Implant Institute
  • Clinical Professor

Dr. Seena Patel Orofacial Pain, Oral Medicine Phoenix , AZ

  • Associate Professor, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
  • Associate, Southwest Orofacial Group
  • Scientist, A.T. Still Research Institute

Dr. Michael Pruett Implants & Sedation Augusta, GA

  • Private practice: Implants and Oral Surgery
  • Director, General Practice Residency, and Assistant Professor of Restorative Sciences, The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Co-director, Augusta University AAID Maxi Course in Implant Dentistry

Ms. Amber Riley Forensic Odontology San Diego, CA

  • Past President of The American Society of Forensic Odontology
  • Fellow, The American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Certified Life Care Planner & Certified Medical Cost Projection Specialist

Ms. Minal Sampat Marketing & Practice Growth Sarasota, FL

  • Best-selling Author, Why Your Marketing is Killing Your Business & What to do About It
  • Advisory Board, Dental Entrepreneur Woman
  • Guinness Book of World Record holder

Ms. Katrina Sanders Dental Hygiene Phoenix, AZ

  • Periodontal Hygienist, Clinical Liaison, Hygiene Excellence & Innovation AZPerio
  • Level I Sommelier 
  • Editorial Board: Dental Academy of CE, Dental Products Report, RDH Magazine, Inside Dental Hygiene

Dr. Franklin Shull Digital Tools Lexington, SC

  • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Faculty member of Palmetto Health Richland Department of Dentistry and the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry
  • Teaching faculty at the L.D. Pankey Institute

Dr. Lee Silverstein Periodontics Marietta, GA

  • Private practice: periodontics
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Periodontics, The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Author and contributor to several textbooks

Dr. Jamison Spencer Sleep Apnea and TMJ Disorders Taylorsville, UT

  • Private practice: Dental Sleep Medicine and TMD
  • Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Pain

Dr. Samuel Strong Implants Fixed & Removable/Cosmetic Dentistry Little Rock, AR

  • Private practice
  • Co-Founder of Massad Impression Trays, Strong-Massad Denplant Impression Trays, Massad Lip Ruler, Centric Relation Jaw Recorder
  • Contributor, AGD's General Dentistry

Dr. Taiseer Sulaiman Restorative Dentistry Chapel Hill, NC

  • Tenured Associate Professor
  • Director of Advanced Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials Research
  • Section Editor, Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Sully Sullivan Practice Growth Brentwood, TN

  • Private practice
  • Creator, Millennial Dentist Podcast
  • Teaching Faculty, 3D Dentists in Raleigh, NC

Dr. Victoria Ursitti Pediatric Dentistry ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL

  • Private Practice: Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
  • Staff Dentist, Marklulnd Charities for Developmentally Disabled Individuals
  • Immediate Past President, IL Society of Pediatric Dentistry

Mr. Ryan Vet Leadership, Business Growth, Organizational Behavior Durham, NC

  • Best-selling author and international speaker
  • MBA, Purdue University
  • Certifications from Cornell University and Harvard Business School, respectively
  • Owner of Speaking Consulting Network

Mr. Thomas Viola Pharmacology/Pain Control/Local Anesthesia Columbus, NJ

  • Founder and CEO, Pharmacology Declassified
  • Consultant, American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs 
  • Clinical pharmacist with more than 30 years experience, specializing in the care of medically-complex patients

Dr. Joy Void-Holmes Perio/Instrumentation - Dentin Hypersensitivity - Infection Control - Implicit Bias - Self-Care for the Healthcare Professional Bowie, MD

  • Founder of Dr. Joy, RDH
  • Co-Founder of Jell-Ed
  • Editorial Board Inside Dental Hygiene

Mr. Dave Weber Practice Management & Team Building Kennesaw, GA

  • President and CEO Weber Associates
  • International speaker, author, and trainer
  • Two-time best-selling author

Dr. Larry Williams General Dentistry Downers Grove, IL

  • Served 30 years in the United States Navy Dental Corps
  • Board Certified, American Board of General Dentistry 
  • Masters of Public Health, 2017

Dr. Matthew Yeung Implants/3D Printing Atlanta, GA

  • Private Practice
  • Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Adjunct Faculty, Dental College of Georgia
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