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2017 Speakers

Ms. Lois Banta Practice Management Grain Valley, MO
  • CEO and Founder, Banta Consulting
  • Owner, The Speaking Consulting Network
  • American Academy of Dental Office Managers Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 2016
Ms. Judy Bendit Dental Hygiene Topics Delray Beach, FL
  • Faculty Member, Temple University Dental School
  • Advisory Board, Palm Beach State College
Ms. Jen Blake Dental Assisting Brownsburg, IN
  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Founder, Detail Management Solutions
Dr. Richard Boyd Sugar Land, TX
  • Board Certified Orthodontist
  • Invisalign Elite Advantage Provider
Dr. Gordon Brady Oral Surgery/Implants Atlanta, GA
  • Private Practice: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Lee Ann Brady Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry/Occlusion Phoenix, AZ
  • Director of Education, Clinical Mastery
  • Editorial Board, JCD and Dentaltown Magazine
  • Clinical Editor, SSC Journal
Dr. Laura Braswell Implant Problems and Lasers Atlanta, GA
  • Charter Member and Master Clinician, American Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • Private Practice: Periodontics
  • Owner, Buckhead Periodontics
Dr. William Bruce II Esthetics and Occlusion Simpsonville, SC
  • Private Practice
  • Affiliate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine
  • Co-Founder of Upward Dental, an education company focused on implementing dental excellence
Dr. Jeff Brucia Restorative Materials and Techniques San Francisco, CA
  • Assistant Professor of Dental Practice, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
  • Co-Director, FACE occlusion study club
  • Private Practice: Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Allison Buchanan Radiology Augusta, GA
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Mr. Skip Carpenter Esthetic Dentistry Matthews, NC
  • Owner, Esthetic Designs Inc.
  • Member, Oral Design International
Mr. Brian Carson Laboratory Technology Fayetteville, NC
  • Owner, Signature Dental Studio
  • Immediate Past President, North Carolina Dental Laboratory Association
  • Advisory Board Member, Durham Technical Community College Laboratory Program
Dr. Gerard Chiche Porcelain Restorative Esthetics Augusta, GA
  • Thomas P. Hinman Endowed Chair in Restorative Dentistry, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Director, Center for Esthetic and Implant Dentistry, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Past President, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
Dr. Gordon Christensen Dental Materials and Techniques Provo, UT
  • CEO, Clinicians Report Foundation (formerly CRA), which has performed and published dental research since 1976
  • Founder and Director, Practical Clinical Courses (PCC)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Utah School of Dentistry
Dr. Rella Christensen Dental Materials Provo, UT
  • Director, TRAC Research, which is part of Clinicians Report Foundation
  • Founder and Former Director, University of Colorado School of Dentistry Expanded Function Dental Hygiene Program
  • PhD in Physiology
Dr. Tom Colquitt Sleep Apnea and Health Shreveport, LA
  • Sleep Medicine Faculty, Louisiana State University Medical School
  • Contributor, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
  • Past President, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Sarah Conroy Accurate Alginate Impressions Worthington, OH
  • Private Practice: General and Cosmetic
  • RDH
  • Developed Hygiene Program at Columbus State Community College
Dr. Harold Crossley Pharmacology Cambridge, MD
  • Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland Dental School
  • 2008 Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award Recipient
  • Member, Maryland State Dental Association's Well Being Committee
Mr. Shaun Daugherty Malpractice/Litigation Marietta, GA
  • Attorney Practicing Medical and Dental Malpractice Defense
  • Former Research Biologist
Ms. Karen Davis Disease Prevention and Management Richardson, TX
  • RDH
  • Founder, Cutting Edge Concepts®
  • Corporate Council, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene
Ms. Nancy Dewhirst OSHA/Infection Control Laguna Beach, CA
  • RDH
  • Course Director of Pathology and Infection Control, West Coast University, Department of Dental Hygiene
Dr. Daniel Dunwody Orthodontics/Airway Lawrenceville, GA
  • Private Practice: Orthodontics
  • Dilpomate, American Board of Orthodontics
Dr. Bruce Edelstein Periodontics Atlanta, GA
  • Private Practice: Periodontics
Dr. Robert Edwab Oral Surgery New York, NY
  • Private Practice: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Executive Director, Greater New York Dental Meeting
Mrs. Katherine Eitel Belt Communication/Leadership Aguanga, CA
  • Speaker and Communication Coach
  • Board Member, Speaking Consultant Network
Dr. Michael Falkel Local Anesthesia Monterey, CA
  • Founder, Onpharma Inc.
  • Assistant Professor of Local Anesthesia, The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Mr. Terry Fohey Laboratory Technology/Hybrid Restorations Watkinsville, GA
  • Founder, NuCraft Dental Arts and The Dental A.R.T.S. Center
  • Past President, Georgia Dental Lab Association
Dr. Mitchell Gardiner Malpractice/Legal Issues/Standards of Care Shrewsbury, NJ
  • Private Practice: General
  • Clinical Instructor of Fixed Prosthetics, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Henry Gremillion TMJ, Occlusion and Head/Neck Anatomy New Orleans, LA
  • Dean, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry
  • Director, Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center, 1992-2008
Mr. Rick Griggs Leadership/Team Building Fort Collins, CO
  • Founder, Griggs Achievement and QUID NOVI Innovation Conference
  • Trainer and Author
Dr. Van Haywood Bleaching and Esthetics; Occlusion Augusta, GA
  • Professor, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Department of Oral Rehabilitation
  • Co-Author, First publication on Nightguard Vital Bleaching
Dr. Gavin Heymann Orthodontics Chapel Hill, NC
  • Private Practice: Orthodontics
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Department of Orthodontics
Mr. Al Hodges Laboratory Technology Waynesburg, KY
  • CDT
  • Owner, Highland Dental Arts
Ms. Janice Hurley Effective Image Branding San Diego, CA
  • Author
  • Dental Consultant for more than 25 years
Dr. Mark Hyman Team Building/Motivation Greensboro, NC
  • Private Practice
  • Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry
  • Visiting faculty, The Pankey Institute
Dr. Martin Jablow Technology Woodbridge, NJ
  • President, Dental Tech Advisors
  • Columnist, Dr. Bicuspid.com
Dr. Jim Janakievski Periodontics/Interdisciplinary Dentistry Tacoma, WA
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington Department of Periodontology
  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
  • Private Practice: Periodontics
Dr. David Jones TMJ Function/Diagnosis & Treatment Atlanta, GA
  • Private Practice
  • Founder, TMJ Treatment Atlanta
Dr. Greggory Kinzer Interdisciplinary Treatment/Restorative Seattle, WA
  • Private Practice: Prosthodontics
  • Faculty Member, Speaker Education
Mr. Brantley Kitching Denture Repair Bishop, GA
  • CDT
  • Owner, Essential Dental Connection
Ms. Tonya Lanthier Stop Selling and Start Connecting! Atlanta, GA
  • Founder and CEO, DentalPost.net
  • RDH
Mr. Charles Loretto Financial Planning/Practice Ownership Plano, TX
  • Advisor, Cain, Watters and Associates
  • Dental Consultant
Dr. Brigitte Lovell Pain Management Ojai, CA
  • Director, Keeler Center for Headache and Orofacial Pain
  • Develops and Fabricates Dental Sleep Appliances for Obstructive Sleep and Snoring
Dr. Tieraona Low Dog Health and Nutrition Pecos, NM
  • Fellowship Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Author, National Geographic’s “Life Is Your Best Medicine"
Dr. Stanley Malamed Medical Emergencies/Local Anesthesia West Hills, CA
  • Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California Ostrow School of Dentistry
  • Author of textbooks on local anesthesia, emergency medicine and sedation
Dr. Louis Malcmacher Botox & Dermal Filler Cleveland, OH
  • President, American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • Author
  • Master, Academy of General Dentistry
Mr. Imtiaz Manji Practice Growth/Transitions Scottsdale, AZ
  • Chairman, Spear Education
  • Co-Chairman and Founder, Open Wide Foundation
Ms. Judy Mausolf Team Communication Lakeville, MN
  • Director of Sponsoring Partners, The Speaking Consultant Network
  • Publisher, Monthly newsletter "Show Your Shine"
Dr. Thomas McDonald Comprehensive Dentistry and Occlusion Athens, GA
  • Clinical Instructor, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Department of Oral Rehabilitation
  • Private Practice
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists
Mr. John McGill Financial/Tax Planning Charlotte, NC
  • CEO, The McGill & Hill Group, LLC
  • Contributing Editor, Dental Economics
Mr. David Meinz Health, Longevity, Nutrition, Cardiovascular Orlando, FL
  • Contributing Editor, Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Author, "Ten Bonus Years"
Ms. Kim Miller Periodontal Disease/Dental Hygiene Peoria, AZ
  • Columnist, RDH Magazine
  • Lead Profitability Coach, Inspired Hygiene
Dr. Ricardo Mitrani Interdisciplinary Treatment/Restorative Mexico City, Mexico
  • Executive Director, Spear Digest
  • Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington
  • Private Practice: Prosthodontics
Dr. Linda Niessen Aging and Oral Health Davie, FL
  • Dean and Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
  • Author, "Geriatric Dentistry: Aging and Oral Health"
Dr. William Nudera Endodontics Bloomingdale, IL
  • Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics
  • Faculty, University of Illinois College of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics
  • Private Practice: Endodontics
Mr. Stuart Oberman Legal Updates/HIPPA Loganville, GA
  • Founder and President, Oberman Law Firm
  • Contributor, Dental Town, Inside Dentistry, Dental Tribune and many others
Dr. Jason Olitsky Aesthetics Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • Director, Aesthetics for Clinical Mastery Series
  • Digital Smile Design Master
  • Adjunct Faculty, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health
Dr. Jeffrey Pafford CBCT in Endodontics Decatur, GA
  • Private Practice: Endodontics
  • Faculty, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Founding Member, International Academy of Endodontics
Dr. Scott Parazynski Extreme Environments as a Catalyst for Innovation Houston, TX
  • Lead Astronaut, Space Shuttle Thermal Protection System Inspection and Repair
  • Emergency Medicine and Trauma Physician
  • Inductee, U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, May 2016
Dr. Tim Pendergrass Ergonomics/Health & Wellness Lubbock, TX
  • Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
Ms. Laci Phillips Technology and Office Management Chesterfield, MI
  • Speaker and Team Technology Coach for Dental Practices through her Company, Practice Dynamics
  • Columnist, Dental Office, Hygienetown, Docs of Dentistry and American Dental Assistants Association, and DentistryiQ.com
Mr. Joshua Polansky Laboratory Technology Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Certified Dental Technician
  • Contributor, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s JCD, Quintessence’s QDT, and The Journal Of Prosthetic Dentistry
Dr. Michael Pruett Emergencies/Implants Augusta, GA
  • Private Practice
  • Assistant Professor, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Department of Oral Rehabilitation
  • Director of General Practice Residency Program, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
Ms. Amber Riley Forensic Dentistry and Medically Complex Treatment Planning San Diego, CA
  • Forensic Dental Autopsy Technician, San Diego County Office of the Medical Examiner
  • Dental Hygiene Board Examiner
Dr. David Rothman Pediatric Dentistry San Francisco, CA
  • Private Practice: Pediatrics
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, CWRU School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Michael Scherer Implant Overdentures/3-D Printing in Dentistry Sonora , CA
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Loma Linda Univeristy
  • Clinical Instructor, University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Private Practice: Prosthodontics
Dr. Paresh Shah Restorative & Digital Dentistry Winnipeg, Canada
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, University of the Pacific Dental School
  • Founder and Co-Director, Seattle Study Club Winnipeg
  • Private Practice
Dr. Nader Sharifi Removable Prosthodontic Solutions Chicago, IL
  • Gordon Christensen Distinguished Lecturer Award Recipient 2007
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists
Dr. Lee Silverstein Periodontal Surgical Techniques Marietta, GA
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Periodontics, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Author
Dr. Jane Soxman Pediatric Dentistry Allison Park, PA
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Editor, Handbook of Clinical Techniques in Pediatric Dentistry
  • Private Practice: Pediatrics
Dr. Jamison Spencer Sleep Medicine Boise, ID
  • Director, Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ
  • Director of Dental Sleep Medicine, Lane and Associates Family Dentistry
  • Co-Director of Dental Sleep Medicine Mini Residencies, Tufts University and University of the Pacific
Mr. Robert Spiel Communications/ Management Idaho Falls, ID
  • Columnist, Dental Economics, The Progressive Dentist and The Progressive Orthodontist
  • Former Adjunct Faculty Member of the Health Care Administration, BYU-Idaho
Dr. Barbara Steinberg Oral Medicine and Women's Health Margate , NJ
  • Clinical Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral Medicine
Dr. John Svirsky Oral Pathology Richmond, VA
  • Board-Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Honorary Member, Hinman Dental Society
Dr. Lori Trost Dental Team and Dental Assisting Columbia, IL
  • Private Practice
  • Clinical Researcher
Mrs. Rachel Wall Hygiene Efficiency Charlotte, NC
  • Owner, Inspired Hygiene
  • Dental Hygienist
Ms. Jessica Wilson Infection Control Atlanta, GA
  • Chair Member and Volunteer Consultant, Organization of Safety, Asepsis and Prevention
  • Infection Prevention Specialist, Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Co.
Dr. Mollie Winston Oral Surgery/Implants Roswell, GA
  • Private Practice: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Vice President, Academy of Osseointegration
Dr. Alfred Wyatt Jr. Laser Dentistry College Park, GA
  • Private Practice
  • Member, Academy of Laser Dentistry
Ms. Rita Zamora Today's Marketing Boulder, CO
  • Expert in social media marketing and training
  • Contributor, American Dental Association's Practical Guide to Expert Business Strategies
Mr. Gary Zelesky Communication/Team Building Citrus Hts, CA
  • Author, "The Passion Centered Person"
  • Former Instructor, North Central College
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