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2023 Speakers


Ms. Amber Auger Periodontal Disease East Weymouth, MA

  • Recipient, 2019 Award of Distinction 
  • Graduate Editor, RDH Magazine
  • Creator, Thrive in the OP

Dr. Shahrokh Bagheri Oral Surgery Marietta, GA

  • Author and Editor of multiple (10) textbooks and 55 peer-reviewed citations
  • Peripheral Trigeminal Micro Neurosurgeon
  • Past Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Northside Hospital

Ms. Lois Banta Practice Management Grain Valley, MO

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016 from American Association of Dental Office Management
  • Top 25, Women in Dentistry  2016
  • Recipient of the Gordon J Christensen Lecturer of the Year Award 2021

Dr. Daren Becker Essentials One Atlanta, GA

  • Clinical Adjunct Faculty at the Dental College of Georgi
  • Visiting Faculty at The Pankey Institute
  • Delegate to the Georgia Dental Association

Mr. Kirk Behrendt Motivation & Communication Milwaukee, WI

  • CEO, ACT Dental Practice Coaching
  • Dentistry Today, Top Leaders in Dental Consulting
  • Host of The Best Practices Show

Mr. Ray Berk Practice Ownership Atlanta, GA

  • Regional Sales Manager & Vice President, Bank of America Practice Solutions

Mr. Brandon Bosch Marketing Milton, Ontario

  • Certified Marketing Expert in both Google and Meta advertising
  • CEO, Dr. Marketing
  • Has overseen the production of countless websites and marketing campaigns for clinics across Canada, the USA, and Central America

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

Dr. Laura Braswell Implants & Lasers Atlanta, GA

  • Private practice: periodontics with a focus on laser therapy
  • Faculty, Dental College of Georgia, Emory University and Georgia State University
  • Staff dentist, Zoo Atlanta and Georgia Aquarium

Dr. James Braun Restorative Dentistry Saginaw, MI

  • Dentistry Today Leaders in Continuing Education
  • Former Faculty member University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Appointment for Corporate Advisory Board

Ms. Shannon Brinker Dental Assisting Virginia Beach, VA

  • Editorial Board for Dental Product Reports
  • Owner of Academy of Chairside Assisting, The Whitening Shop, and Teeth Obsessed Store
  • Recipient of the AACD Rising Star Award

Dr. William Bruce II Esthetics & Occlusion Simpsonville, SC

  • Private practice 
  • Adjunct Professor, Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine
  • Accredited Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Kelley Brummett Essentials One Duluth, GA

  • Visiting faculty at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Lead visiting faculty for the Essentials 3 curriculum at the Pankey Institute
  • Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Alan Budenz Local Anesthesia, Anatomy & Cariology Paso Robles, CA

  • Private practice: general dentistry
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Member, Board of Managers, California Dental Association Presents

Dr. Gordon Christensen Prosthodontics Provo, UT

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

Mr. Bruce Christopher Motivation & Communication Eden Prairie, MN

  • Licensed psychologist
  • Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation
  • Spoken on every continent except Antarctica

Dr. David Clark Composites Tacoma, WA

  • Founder, Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry
  • Director, Bioclear Learning Center International
  • Course Director, Newport Coast Oral Facial Institute

Mr. Brandon Collier Financial Planning & Investments/Practice Transitions Format: Virtual Cleveland, OH

  • President, Collier & Associates
  • Primary Speaker, Collier & Associates' Continuing Education Seminars
  • Publisher, Collier & Associates Doctors' Newsletter 




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

Dr. Harold Crossley Pharmacology Trappe, MD

  • Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland Dental School
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists
  • Honorary Member, Hinman Dental Society

Dr. Clayton Davis Practice Management/Restorative Dentistry Format: Virtual Duluth, GA

  • Private practice
  • Visiting Faculty Member, Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education

Dr. Amy Dayries Oral-Systemic Connection & Integrative Dentistry Roswell, GA

  • Private practice
  • Host of the podcast: Healthcare from Your Dentist's Chair on the KnoWeWell Network
  • Author, Solve Your Sleep: Get to the Core of Your Snore for Better Health

Ms. Nancy Dewhirst OSHA, Clinical Safety & Ergonomics Laguna Beach, CA

  • Adjunct Professor, West Coast University, Department of Dental Hygiene, Sigma Phi Alpha
  • One of the nation's, "Leader's in CE", presents over 80 seminars yearly

Dr. Kevin Donly Prevention & Pediatric Restorative Dentistry San Antonio, TX

  • AAPD Pediatric Dentist of the Year 2002
  • President, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2019-2020
  • 2020 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Ann Page Griffin Humanitarian Award

Dr. John Droter TMJ Bowie, MD

  • On staff at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis
  • Dentistry's Todays "Top Clinicians in Dental Continuing Education"
  • Contributing author for teaching manuals at the L.D. Pankey Institute 

Dr. Daniel Dunwody Pediatric Airway Format: Virtual Lawrenceville, GA

  • Private practice: orthodontics
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics 

Dr. Gregory Folse Removable Prosthetics Sunset, LA

  • Private practice: mobile nursing facility
  • Life-long advocate for vulnerable patient populations

Dr. Mitchell Gardiner Standards of Care & Risk Management Shrewsbury, NJ

  • Private practice
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Fixed Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
  • Senior Attending Dentist, Riverview Hospital Medical Center

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 15 + corporate

Dr. Randy Huffines Medically-Complex Patients Johnson City, TN

  • 30+ years treating geriatric and medically-complex patients
  • Diplomate, American Board of Special Care Dentistry
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland

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

Ms. Jo-Anne Jones Oral Cancer, Periodontics, Host Modulation & Oral Systemic Link Minesing, Ontario, AE

  • International award-winning speaker
  • Dentistry Today CE Leader for over a decade
  • Recognized by DPR as one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry

Dr. Parag Kachalia Restorative and Technology/CAD-CAM Format: Virtual San Ramon, CA

  • Vice Chair of Simulation, Technology and Research, University of Pacific
  • Fellow, International College and American College of Dentists
  • Consultant for many dental materials and dental technology companies

Dr. Wayne Kerr Management, Life Skills & Inspiration Stockbridge, GA

  • Owner, kerrspeak.com
  • Retired from 38 years of fee-for-service private practice
  • Author, "Ten Tips to the Top! a primer for practice success" and five books on life skills

Dr. Megan King Endodontics Format: Virtual Atlanta, GA

  • DMD, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • MSD Endodontics, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Private Practice

Dr. Mark Kleive Photography, Bite Splints Black Mountain, NC

  • Private practice
  • Director, Business Systems for The Pankey Institute 
  • Member, American College of Dentistry 

Dr. Gregori Kurtzman Oral Biofilm Silver Spring, MD

  • Private practice
  • Former Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Maryland in the department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics
  • Included in the "Top Leaders in Continuing Education" by Dentistry Today annually since 2006

Dr. Kevin Kwiecien Restorative Dentistry, Occlusion, Leadership Seattle, WA

  • Owner and Coach: Ksquared Facilitation and Dental Education
  • Visiting Faculty, The Pankey Institute
  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Joel Laudenbach Oral Medicine Charlotte, NC

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

Dr. Pat Little Financial & Data Risk Management Wesley Chapel, FL

  • Practice Management Consultant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner

Dr. Steven LoCascio Dental Implants Knoxville, TN

  • Private Practice
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

Mr. Charles Loretto Financial Services Plano, TX

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

Dr. Samuel Low Periodontics Palm Coast, FL

  • Professor Emeritus, Periodontics, University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • Faculty, The Pankey Institute
  • Past President, American Academy Periodontology

Ms. Lisa Mallonee Diet, Nutrition, Oral & Systemic Health 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. Jose Marcano Implant Dentistry Orlando, FL

  • Over 20 years of dental experience
  • World Clinical Laser Institute Certified Trainer
  • Clinical Director for Biodent Inc. LLC

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

Dr. Gigi Meinecke Facial Injectables Tampa, FL

  • Private practice and Faculty, Boston University School of Dental Medicine
  • Immediate Past President, Maryland Academy of General Dentistry and Past Chair, ADA Council on Communications 
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists

Dr. Michael Melkers Occlusion, Communication & Treatment Planning Hanover, NH

  • Past Director of Occlusion & Aesthetic Dentistry, Pacific Northwest AEGD Residency Program
  • Master, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Editor, American Equilibration Society

Ms. Diane Millar Advanced Instrumentation Techniques

  • Published Author of a dental hygiene book on Advanced Instrumentation and Ergonomics
  • Dental Hygiene Instructor at West Coast University in Anaheim, California
  • International Speaker for Advanced Instrumentation lectures and hands-on workshops

Dr. Ben Miraglia Orthodontics & Airway Issues Mt. Kisco, NY

  • President's Council, Northern Westchester Hospital
  • Board of Directors - American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry
  •  Faculty, CandidPro

Dr. Mark Murphy Dental Sleep Medicine Rochester Hills, MI

  • Private practice: dental sleep medicine 
  • Practice Consulting
  • Faculty, ProSomnus, The Pankey Institute and University of Detroit Mercy Dental School

Mr. Pras Murthy Marketing La Jolla, CA

  • Co-Founder and Co-Owner, Doctor Multimedia
  • National speaker on digital marketing

Dr. Linda Niessen Aging & Oral Health Joplin, MO

  • Founding Dean and Professor, Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine, Joplin, Missouri
  • Vice Provost for Oral Health Affairs, Kansas City University
  • Member, Santa Fe Group

Dr. Jeffrey Okeson TMD & Orofacial Pain Lexington, KY

  • Dean, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
  • Authored two classic textbooks
  • Founder University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Orofacial Pain Program

Dr. John Olmsted Endodontics Summerfield, NC

  • Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and University of Iowa
  • Past President, American Association of Endodontists
  • Past General Chair, ADA

Ms. Laci Phillips Newland Practice Management & Team Building Chesterfield, MI

  • Co-founder, Practice Dynamics Coaching Group
  • Leadership coach
  • 30+ years of leadership and team building

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

Dr. David Rothman Pediatric Dentistry, Anesthesia and Sedation San Francisco, CA

  • Private practice: pediatric dentistry and dental sedation
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine; Affiliate Faculty, Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry
  • President, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

Mr. Gary Salman Cybersecurity Katonah, NY

  • CEO and Co-founder of Black Talon Security
  • West Point instructor for almost two decades
  • Background in data security, software development, and law enforcement

Ms. Minal Sampat Communication & Marketing 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

Dr. Sam Shamardi Periodontics & Implants Boston, MA

  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontics and Implant Surgery
  • Private practice
  • Clinical Instructor, Harvard Dental Division of Periodontics

Dr. Nader Sharifi Removable Prosthodontics Chicago, IL

  • Private practice: general dentistry
  • Member, American College of Prosthodontics 
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists

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. John Svirsky Oral Pathology Richmond, VA

  • Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Career Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
  • Honorary Member, American Academy of Oral Medicine
  • Honorary Member, Hinman Dental Society 

Dr. Leonard Tau Social Media & Marketing Philadelphia, PA

  • Chosen as one of the top leaders in dental consulting by Dentistry Today
  • Author, Raving Patients and 100 Tips to 100 Reviews in 100 Days
  • Podcast host, Raving Patients

Mr. Ryan Vet Patient Experience, Leadership, Ethics & Practice Growth Durham, NC

  • Best-selling author and international speaker
  • MBA, Purdue University
  • Certifications from Cornell University and Harvard Business School, respectively

Mr. Thomas Viola Dental Pharmacology & Pain Control 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

Mrs. Rachel Wall Hygiene Productivity Charlotte, NC

  • CEO, Inspired Hygiene, Inc.
  • Author, Return On Hygiene
  • International Speaker

Dr. Neil Warshawsky Digital Workflow, 3D Printing Chicago, IL

  • Private practice: esthetics 
  • Founder and Owner, Get It Straight Orthodontics, a leading-edge orthodontic network in the Chicago area 
  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois College of Dentistry Craniofacial Center and Department of Orthodontics

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

Keynote Session Featuring Dr. Nido Qubein

Thursday, March 16 

5:30 p.m. EST


Dr. Nido Qubein is an accomplished university president and a nationally recognized author, speaker and leader. He came to the United States with $50 in his pocket and only a few words of English in his vocabulary … yet went on to become one of America’s most sought-after speakers and consultants. Plan to attend the Keynote Session to hear this inspiring story! 


Marvin C. Goldstein Memorial Lecture - This session is sponsored by the Atlanta chapter of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity in cooperation with the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting. The Fraternity has dedicated this lectureship in memory of Dr. Marvin C. Goldstein.

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Future Meeting Dates

  • March 16 - 18, 2023
  • March 21 - 23, 2024
  • March 20 - 22, 2025
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