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2022 Speakers


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

  • Office Manager, Ken Berley, D.D.S.
  • Healthcare law paralegal
  • Co-founder, Dental Sleep Apnea Team

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

Ms. Susan Wingrove Implants and Restorative Dentistry Missoula, MT

  • BS, RDH
  • Recipient, 2016 Sunstar RDH Award of Distinction
  • Author for multiple journal articles including, Scientific Panel for ACP Clinical Practice Guidelines; and implant maintenance textbook, Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental HygienistClinical Guide to Maintenance and Disease Complications.
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