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2020 Speakers


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
  • Owner, Banta Consulting, Inc and The Speaking Consulting Network

Mr. Step Bay Pineville, NC

  • Certified Dental Technician
  • Founder, CDI Science, which specializes in cosmetic dentistry and implant restorations 
  • Speaks internationally 

Mr. Kirk Behrendt Motivation/Communication Overland Park, KS

  • CEO, ACT Dental Practice Coaching
  • Dentistry Today, Top Leaders in Dental Consulting

Ms. Judy Bendit Aging Oral Health/Ergonomics/ Caries/ instrument sharpening Delray Beach, FL

  • Faculty, Temple Dental
  • National speaker for more than 20 years
  • Volunteer, U.S. and International 

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 Implant & 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. 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. 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

Dr. David Clark Composites Tacoma, WA

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

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

  • Dental attorney helping doctors navigate their practice and finances 
  • Speaker, Collier & Associates seminars
  • Publisher, Collier & Associates Doctors' Newsletter 

Dr. Harold Crossley Pharmacology Trappe, MD

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

Dr. Ellen Daley HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer Tampa, FL

  • Professor, University of South Florida College of Public Health
  • Faculty, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

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

  • Top Clinician in Continuing Education, recognized by Dentistry Today
  • Columnist, RDH Magazine
  • Practicing RDH 

Dr. Todd Davis Occlusion Atlanta, GA

  • Private practice: comprehensive restorative 
  • Visiting Faculty, Pankey Institute and Spear Education 

Dr. Amy Dayries-Ling An Integrative Approach to Dentistry: Connecting Whole Body Health in the Hygiene Chair Roswell, GA

  • Private practice
  • Host of Whole Healing Radio Show through United Intentions Media Network
  • Author of Solve Your Sleep: Get to the Core of Your Snore for Better Health

Dr. Daniel Dunwody Pediatric Airway Lawrenceville, GA

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

Dr. Lawrence Emmott Digital Technology Scottsdale, AZ

  • Leading expert on using dental technology in the dental office
  • Founder and Editor, Emmott on Technology Newsletter

Dr. Michael Fling Restorative/Cosmetic Dentistry Oklahoma City, OK

  • Private practice: aesthetic and restorative dentistry 
  • Founder and President, Fling Seminars
  • Associate Professor and Director, Department of Advanced Restorative Dentistry at Oklahoma University College of Dentistry 

Dr. Gregory Folse Removable Prosthetics Lafayette, 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

Dr. Steven Goudy Pediatric Sleep Apnea Atlanta, GA

  • Director, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Associate Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Emory School of Medicine

Ms. Renee Graham Radiology Lake Park, GA

  • Clinical Editor, DENTSPLY Sirona

Dr. Henry Gremillion Orofacial Pain/Differential Diagnosis New Orleans, LA

  • Dean, Louisiana State University Health New Orleans, School of Dentistry
  • E. E. Jeansonne Professor of Lifelong Learning
  • Director, LSU School of Dentistry Continuum in Orofacial Pain

Mr. Von Grow Lab Tech Topics Lindon, UT

  • Owner, Experience Dental Studio in Lindon, UT
  • Member, The Dental Technicians Guild
  • More than 20 years experience in cosmetic dentistry 

Ms. Susan Gunn Financial Organization & Embezzlement Arlington, TX

  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Author of 39 text books geared for professional practices
  • Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Mr. Larry Guzzardo Practice Management Atlanta, GA

  • Dental practice management consultant
  • Visiting Faculty, The Dawson Academy 
  • Head Instructor, All-Star Dental Academy

Dr. Kenneth Hargreaves Endodontics San Antonio, TX

  • Editor, Journal of Endodontics
  • Diplomate, American Board of Endodontists
  • Completed four Ironman triathlons

Dr. Mel Hawkins Anesthesia & Sedation/Emergencies Toronto, ON, Canada, OH

  • Private practice
  • Founding Director, IV CDE Sedation Certification Program, Canada
  • Dentistry Today,  Top "100 Clinician" for 14 consecutive years

Dr. Randy Huffines Medically Complex Patients Johnson City, TN

  • Director, Geriatric Dentistry at the Quillen Medical Center
  • Past President and Fellow, American Society for Geriatric Dentistry
  • Diplomate, American Board of Special Care Dentistry

Ms. Janice Hurley Practice Management Carlsbad, CA

  • Author, Dental Image Branding - How to Create Optimal Patient Impact
  • Lifetime Award Winner, American Association of Dental Office Management 2019
  • In-office dental consultant

Dr. Mark Hyman Management & Leadership/Treatment Planning Greensboro, NC

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

Dr. Wayne Kerr Life and Business Skills, Clinical Tips, Inspiration, Practice Management Stockbridge, GA

  • Mastership and Life Long Learning and Service Recognition Award, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Fellowship, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy

Dr. Paul Kudyba, Jr. Prosthetic Implant Complications Sugar Hill, GA

  • Private practice: prosthodontics
  • Faculty, The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University Department of Oral Rehabilitation

Dr. Amy Kuhmichel Oral Surgery Atlanta, GA

  • Private practice: oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery, Emory School of Medicine Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 

Mr. John Kuriger Understanding the Landscape of the Dental Transition Market Dunwoody, GA

  • Co-founder of DDS Match - South
  • Speaker and Publisher
  • Over 25 years of experience in the dental industry

Dr. Roger Levin Practice Management Owings Mills, MD

  • CEO, Levin Group
  • Member, Editorial Boards of Dental Economics, Compendium and Profitable Dentist
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner

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 and Board, Pankey Institute
  • Past President, American Academy Periodontology

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog Integrative Medicine Pecos, NM

  • Physician, Author & Teacher
  • Founder & CEO, Medicine Lodge Ranch (www.medicinelodgeranch.com)
  • United States Pharmacopeia (2019) Lifetime Achievement Award & Scripps Health (2017) - Lifetime Achievement Award

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

Ms. Judy Mausolf Team Communication/Culture Lakeville, MN

  • Owner, Practice Solutions Inc
  • Director of Sponsoring Partners, Speaking Consulting Network
  • Member, SCN, ADMC, NSA-MN and NSA

Dr. Thomas McDonald Restorative Dentistry Athens, GA

  • Private practice: restorative dentistry  
  • Clinical Instructor Oral Rehabilitation, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Editorial Review Board, Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Edward McLaren Esthetics, Restorative & Ceramics Park City, UT

  • Founded UCLA Dental School's Advanced Esthetic and Restorative Graduated Dentistry Program
  • Founded UCLA School's Master Ceramist Program
  • Founded UAB School's Advanced Esthetic Restorative and Biomaterials Masters Graduate Program

Dr. Gigi Meinecke Facial Injectables Potomac, MD

  • Private practice: general dentistry
  • Immediate Past President, Maryland Academy of General Dentistry
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists

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
  • Master Faculty, Align Technology

Dr. Mark Murphy Practice and Restorative Success Rochester Hills, MI

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

Dr. John Muse Life Balance Decatur, GA

  • Private practice: oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Ms. Shannon Nanne Oral Pathology Sagamore Hills, OH

  • Executive Director, The Global Oral Cancer Forum
  • 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. Samson Ng Oral Medicine/Pathology BC, Canada, BC

  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral Medicine
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Dr. William Nudera Endodontics Bloomingdale, IL

  • Private practice: endodontics
  • Post-graduate Endodontic Faculty, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry
  • Author and educator

Dr. Uche Odiatu Wellness/Health & Nutrition Toronto, ON Canada

  • Co-author, Fit for the LOVE of It!  and The Miracle of Health
  • Certified personal trainer
  • Professional Member, American College of Sports Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey Pafford Endodontics Decatur, GA

  • Private practice: endodontics
  • Part-time Faculty, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Founding Member, International Academy of Endodontics

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

  • Co-founder, Practice Dynamics Coaching Group
  • Passionate leadership coach
  • More than 26 years of leadership and team building

Mr. Joshua Polansky Lab Tech Topics Voorhees, NJ

  • Master's, Dental Ceramics
  • Owner, Niche Dental Studio

Dr. Constantine Politis Periodontics River Forest, IL

  • Private practice: periodontics
  • Past Director of Clinical Periodontics, Loyola University School of Dentistry

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

Ms. Amber Riley Pathophysiology & Forensic Dentistry San Diego, CA

  • Member, The Oral Cancer Foundation RDH Advisory Panel
  • Fellow, The American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Private practice

Dr. Mario Romero Esthetic Dentistry Augusta, GA

  • Private practice: esthetic restorative dentistry
  • AEGD Program Director, Dental College of Georgia
  • Director, Romero Dental Seminars

Dr. David Rothman Pediatric Dentistry San Francisco, CA

  • Private practice: pediatrics
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine

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. Jay Smith Restorative/Implants Atlanta, , GA

  • Private Practice: prosthodontics
  • Lectures nationally and internationally on esthetic, implant and restorative dentistry

Dr. Jamison Spencer Dental Sleep Medicine & 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. Arjun Srinivasan Infections & Antibiotic Resistance Atlanta, GA

  • Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Board Certified, Infectious Diseases
  • Founding Director, Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Management Program 

Dr. Bobbi Stanley Business of Dentistry Cary, NC

  • Private practice
  • Co-founder, Stanley Institute for Comprehensive Dentistry
  • Master, Academy of General Dentistry and Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Dr. Robert Stanley II Dental Implants Cary, NC

  • Private practice
  • Co-founder, Stanley Institute for Comprehensive Dentistry
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology and International Congress of Oral Implantologists

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

  • Private practice
  • Co-founder, Massad Impression Trays
  • Contributor, AGD's General Dentistry

Dr. Sully Sullivan Practice Growth Brentwood, TN

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

Dr. Lori Trost Dental Team & Dental Assisting Red Bud, IL

  • Private practice: restorative dentistry 
  • Educator and author

Dr. Thomas Viola Pharmacology Columbus, NJ

  • Instructor of pharmacology and local anesthesia for 16 dental professional degree programs
  • 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.
  • Hinman Featured Clinician in 2019
  • International Speaker

Ms. Olivia Wann OSHA/Regulatory Compliance Dover, TN

  • Publisher, OSHA and HIPAA Compliance Manuals
  • Consultant, OSHA, HIPAA, Infection Control and HR

Ms. Jessica Wilson Infection Control Atlanta, GA

  • Executive Board and Volunteer Consultant, Organization of Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)
  • Member, Education Council for the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA)

2020 Keynote Speaker:           Nicole Malachowski

 Thursday, March 19, 2020


Join us for the official opening on Thursday to hear from the first woman Thunderbird Pilot, Fighter Squadron Commander and White House Fellow and Adviser.


New this year! Earn an hour of CE at the Keynote session! 


Read Nicole's full bio here. 



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  • March 11-13, 2021
  • March 17-19, 2022
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