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Dr. John Alonge Oral Surgery Erie, PA

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Member of American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists
  • Clinical instructor for the LECOM School of Dental Medicine Erie Outreach Clinic

Mr. Steven Anderson Practice Management 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 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

  • Recipient, 2019 Award of Distinction 
  • Graduate Editor, RDH Magazine
  • Creator, Thrive in the OP, a lifetime membership, and mentorship that equips Dental Hygienists with education and tools to fully maximize their protentional as a preventive disease specialist

Dr. Ken Berley Sleep Apnea Rogers, AR

  • Healthcare attorney
  • President, Dental Sleep Apnea Team
  • Co-author, Clinicians Handbook for Dental Sleep Medicine by Quintessence Publishing

Ms. Patty Berley Sleep Medicine/Billing & Insurance Rogers, AR

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. Tanya Brown Case Acceptance/Team Building Chesapeake, VA

  • Private practice, The Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
  • Speaker and Consultant, Absolute Business Consultants, LLC
  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Alan Budenz Local Anesthesia San Francisco, 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. Anthony Cardoza Forensics, Lasers Santee, CA

  • Private practice: general dentistry
  • Forensic Dental Consultant, County of San Diego Office of the Medical Examiner
  • Director, California Dental Identification Team (CalDIT)

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. 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. Rich Constantine Health and Wellness Greenville, SC

  • Private practice: implant, cosmetic and sedation dentistry 
  • Co-founder, Non-Profit Organization Smile on Cancer
  • Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

Dr. Harold Crossley Pharmacology Trappe, MD

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

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 

Ms. Nancy Dewhirst OSHA/Clinical Safety/ ergonomics Laguna Beach, CA

  • RDH
  • Adjunct Professor and Course Director, West Coast University Department of Dental Hygiene

Dr. Timothy Donley Periodontal Disease/Dental Implants Bowling Green, KY

  • Private practice: periodontology
  • Member, Western Kentucky Heart Lung Research Foundation 
  • Co-director, Collaboration for Change 2030

Ms. Marianne Dryer Hygiene Barnstable, MA

  • Dental Hygiene Program Director
  • Educator and Speaker
  • Chair, New England Dental Hygiene Program Directors

Ms. Teresa Duncan Insurance & Management Centreville, VA

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

Dr. Daniel Dunwody Pediatric Airway Lawrenceville, GA

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

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. Michael Gelb Airway Issues New York, NY

  • Co-author, GASP Airway Health - The Hidden Path to Wellness
  • Developer, Gelb Practice Solutions for TAO Dentistry 
  • Private practice 

Dr. Howard Glazer Restorative Dentistry & Materials Ft. Lee, NJ

  • Fellow and Past President, Academy of General Dentistry 
  • Columnist, Dental Economics "I Have It... You Need It" 
  • Diplomate, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry

Dr. Van Haywood Bleaching & Esthetics/Occlusion and Restorative Augusta, GA

  • Private practice
  • Faculty, Dental College of Georgia
  • Previous Faculty, University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry  

Mr. Kevin Henry Empowerment of Dental Assistants Longmont, CO

  • Co-founder, IngniteDA
  • Certified DISC trainer
  • More than 20 years in dental journalism


Ms. Tija Hunter Empowerment & Communication East Alton, IL

  • Editorial Director, Dental Assisting Digest
  • Director, Dental Careers Institute 
  • Editorial Board Member, Organization of Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)

Dr. Mark Hyman Management & Leadership/Treatment Planning 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. Wayne Kerr Life skills, inspiration, motivation, practice management Format: In Person 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. Mark Kleive Photography Black Mountain, NC

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

Dr. Gerard Kugel Veneers/Esthetics Boston, MA

  • 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. 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 

Dr. Paul Levi Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy Brookline, 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

Dr. Pat Little Financial and Data Risk Mangement Wesley Chapel, FL

  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Practicing Management Coach

Mr. Charles Loretto Financial Services Plano, TX

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

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. Susan Maples Total Health Dentistry Holt, MI

  • Creator, Total Health Academy
  • Author, BlabberMouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You to Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life
  • President-elect , American Academy of Oral Systemic Health

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. Gigi Meinecke Facial Injectables Tampa, FL

  • Private practice: general dentistry
  • 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. John Nosti Occlusion/Aesthetics/Reconstruction Mays Landing, NJ

  • Private practice
  • Clinical Director, Clinical Mastery Series
  • Editorial Board, Inside Dentistry and Dentaltown

Dr. Brian Novy Cariology Quincy, MA

  • Private practice
  • Chief Dental Officer, Massachusetts Public Employees Fund
  • Weclew Award 2021

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, yoga instructor, boot camp instructor and licensed ZUMBA instructor 
  • Guest expert on 400 TV and radio shows

Dr. John Olmsted Endodontics Summerfield, NC

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

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. Carol Paige Dental Practice Management/Leadership Dahlonega, GA

  • President and Founder, PRN Consulting, Inc.
  • Dental Consultant: Business Management and Leadership Trainer
  • Certified Leadership Trainer and Coach, Gordon Training International 

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

  • Co-founder, Practice Dynamics Coaching Group
  • Passionate leadership coach
  • More than 29 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. Gregory Psaltis Pediatric Dentistry Olympia, WA

  • Recipient, Gordon Christensen Speaker Recognition Award for Excellence in Dental Education 
  • Keynote speaker, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Meeting
  • Volunteer with two pediatric dental projects in Mexico, providing comprehensive care for between 600-800 children per year

Ms. Mary Ellen Psaltis Nutrition/Wellness Olympia, WA

  • Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant
  • Senior nutrition specialist
  • Food and lifestyles writer

Ms. Christy Ratcliff Transitions Plano, TX

  • Partner of NDP, a Transition Advisory Firm
  • Certified Public Accountant and Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Co-host of "Transition Talk" podcast

Ms. Penny Reed Practice Management Matthews, NC

  • Author, Growing Your Dental Business
  • Leader in Dental Consulting, from 2007 to present, by Dentistry Today
  • Certified Behavioral Consultant, Institute for Motivational Living

Ms. Grace Rizza Marketing Lakewood Ranch, FL

  • Editorial Board, DentistryIQ
  • Leader, Network group of more than 5,000 dental professionals
  • Speaker

Dr. Ronni Schnell Removable Prosthodontics Boston, MA

  • Private practice: prosthodontics
  • Director, Predoctoral Removable Prosthodontics, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine 
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists and 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. Jay Smith Restorative/Implants Atlanta, GA

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

Dr. Kevin Suzuki Periodontology/Implantology Federal Way, WA

  • Private practice: periodontology 
  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology 
  • Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantology 

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 

Mr. Thomas Viola Pharmacology 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. Neil Warshawsky Orthodontics 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

Ms. Carrie Webber Practice Management & Marketing Oklahoma City, OK

  • Chief Communications Officer and Co-owner, Jameson, a dental management, marketing and hygiene coaching firm
  • Author of several publications and blogs on the topic of marketing

Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson Integrative Dentistry, TMD, Occlusion St. Petersburg, FL

  • Private practice
  • Faculty, Dawson Academy, L.D. Pankey Institute, University of Florida College of Dentistry and Integrative Dental Medicine Scholar Society
  • Author, The Shift: the Dramatic Movement Toward Health Centered Dentistry

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 
  • Master of Public Health, 2017

Dr. Ralan Wong Endodontics San Francisco, CA

Keynote Session Featuring Comedian Kathleen Madigan

Thursday, March 17 

5:30 p.m. EST


It’s high time we laugh a little!


A veteran of the Tonight Show, Letterman, and “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” Kathleen also hosts Blue Collar Comedy on Sirius XM. What better way to kick off the meeting than with laughter?


Learn more.


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 17 - 19, 2022
  • March 16 - 18, 2023
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