2014 Annual Session Speakers

Damon Adams, DDS

Dr. Damon C. Adams, a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Toledo, College of Medicine. He lectures internationally focusing on updates in dental materials, the latest trends and innovations in dentistry, doctor-technician relationships and techno-clinical perspectives. Dr. Adams is the editor-in-chief of Dentistry Today.   Presenting Course: S63

Will Berisford

Mr. Berisford is a Senior Vice President with Bank of America's Practice Solutions Division, the nation's leading healthcare lender. Will has over 15 years of experience with dental lending, and has helped thousands of dentists with their needs. Will is a regular speaker across the country and is familiar with all aspects of the modern dental practice: cash flow, budget, project management, and financial needs.    Presenting Course: S74

James F. Boltz

Jim Boltz is President of Zimmerman Boltz & Company, an accounting firm that specializes in providing financial and tax services and practice management strategies for dentists since 1974. Zimmerman Boltz & Company handles dental practices from coast to coast. Jim is a founding member of the Academy of Dental CPAs, an association of 25 firms which specialize in servicing dentists on a national level. Jim is actively involved in the practice management program at The Ohio State University School of Dentistry. He has co-authored for “Dental Entrepreneur,” providing a complete guide to new practice start-up for the young dentist and is a co-founder of Transitions Study Club, a study group focused on transitioning from dental student to business owner. Jim co-founded and developed KIDDS, a charitable foundation providing dental services to impoverished children around the world.   Presenting Course: S74

Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA

Shannon Pace Brinker is a past faculty member of Dawson Academy and Spear Education. As a member of the AACD, she was the first auxiliary to sit on the AACD Board of Directors, and as a member of the E4D Clinical Operations Operators (ECO) group, she’s provided extensive input on the Certified Dental Designer (CDD) certification program. Shannon has been selected as one of Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians, and as one of Dental Products Report’s most influential women in dentistry. She has also been honored as Dr. Bicuspid's dental assistant educator of the year. She and her husband, Erik, are owners of Contemporary Product Solutions.   Presenting Course: F46

Mark L. Cannon, DDS

Dr. Mark L. Cannon is a native of the midwest, born and raised in Nebraska. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska, and then attended Northwestern University for his Masters of Pediatric Dentistry. He completed his residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital and received his Diplomate status by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a past president of the Illinois Society of Dentistry for Children, and a member of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to maintaining a large private practice in the suburbs of Chicago, he has lectured at many national and international meetings, often as the keynote speaker. He has presented to a large number of state and local dental societies. Dr. Cannon is a guest lecturer at Sao Paulista State University, UNESP, in Aracatuba, Brazil, and at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Department of Pediatric Dentistry.   Presenting Course: F33

Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

Dr. Gordon Christensen is founder and director of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC); chief executive officer of Clinicians Report Foundation (CR); and, a practicing prosthodontist in Provo, Utah. Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit Clinicians Report Foundation (previously named CRA), which Rella directed for many years. Since 1976, they have conducted research in all areas of dentistry and published the findings to the profession in the well-known CRA Newsletter now called Clinicians Report. Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado dental schools and taught at the University of Washington. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah, School of Dentistry. Gordon has presented thousands of hours of continuing education globally, made hundreds of educational videos used throughout the world, and published widely.   Presenting Course: T10

Bruce Christopher

Bruce inspires audiences internationally by giving them real, immediate solutions for change without fluff and hype. Bruce has spoken at the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table Conference, London’s Royal College of Surgeons, and the Mayo Clinic. He is a practicing supervising Clinical Psychologist holding degrees in Professional Psychology and Interpersonal Communications. He speaks over 150 times each year and is one of today’s most sought-after speakers in the Fortune 500 and numerous prestigious medical and dental conferences. His clients include: American Airlines, American Express, Best Buy, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Boeing, General Electric, IBM, The IRS, Kodak, 3M, Nortel, Pizza Hut, Quaker Oats, Radisson Hotels, State Farm, Texas Instruments, U.S. Navy, U.S. Postal, Wells Fargo and many others. When you are faced with morale problems, communication conflicts, customer service issues, managing change, or need for teamwork, this Psychologist is in!   Presenting Courses: F36, F48

Clark Colville, DDS, MSD

Dr. Clark Colville reached the level of Invisalign® Elite Advantage Provider in 2007 and has been treating Invisalign patients since 1998 at his private practice in Seguin, Texas. He participated in the initial Invisalign clinical trials, serves on the Align Technology Clinical Advisory Board, and continues clinical research. Dr. Colville is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at UT Houston. He received his DDS Degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences San Antonio and his Masters Degree and certificate from the University of Texas Houston Dental Branch.   Presenting Course: F27

John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD

Dr. John Comisi has been in private practice in Ithaca, NY since 1983, and is President and CEO of “Dental Care with a Difference”®, PC, where “Knowledge Brings Health”®. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Fordham University. He is a respected key opinion leader, has lectured nationally and internationally and has contributed to the dental literature in such journals as General Dentistry, Compendium of Continuing Dental Education, Dental Product Shopper, Mentor Magazine, Dental Products Report, Oral Health Journal and Inside Dentistry. Dr. Comisi sits on the Boards of several organizations including the Academy of General Dentistry, the Sixth District Dental Society, the New York State Academy of General Dentistry, and is a member of the Catapult Group, the Dental Industry’s Premier Speakers Bureau. Understanding the technology and new innovations in dental care are of keen interest to Dr. Comisi. His investigations into the practical applications of these products and services helps his dental audience get a better perspective on what works and what needs further improvement in the field of dentistry.   Presenting Course: Y76

Scott S. De Rossi, DMD

Dr. Scott De Rossi has maintained an active practice limited to Oral Medicine for over 15 years. He achieved Diplomate status from the American Board of Oral Medicine in 1999. He is currently a Professor of Oral Medicine, Director of the Clinical Center for Oral Medicine and Chairman of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences at the Georgia Regents University (GRU) College of Dental Medicine. He holds joint faculty appointments in the Departments of Dermatology and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in the Medical College of Georgia. He is a 2008 recipient of the MCG Otolaryngology Consultant of the year award and the 2011 recipient of the International Association of Dental Research Innovation in Oral Care Award. Dr. De Rossi is a co-author of the Burket’s Oral Medicine textbook, guest Editor of the July 2013 edition of Dental Clinics of North America on Orofacial Pain and has lectured and published over 100 scientific articles, textbook chapters, and monographs on all aspects of Oral Medicine including TMD and orofacial pain, medically complex patients, salivary gland disorders and oral mucosal diseases.   Presenting Courses: S66, S72

Nancy (Andrews) Dewhirst, RDH, BS

Ms. Dewhirst graduated from, and was a clinical instructor in Dental Hygiene at University of Southern California, and is now the course director of oral pathology and infection control in West Coast University's Dental Hygiene Program. She is a nationally recognized speaker, author and consultant. Nancy is on the California Dental Association, ADA and OSAP Speaker’s / Consultants bureaus, has had numerous journal articles published, and has contributed to textbooks.   Presenting Courses: T17, T22, F39, F50

Timothy Donley, DDS, MSD
Dr. Tim Donley is currently in the private practice of periodontics and implantology in Bowling Green, KY. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University School of Dentistry and completing a general practice residency, he practiced general dentistry. He then returned to Indiana University where he received his Masters Degree in Periodontics. Dr. Donley is the former editor of the Journal of the Kentucky Dental Association and is an adjunct professor of Periodontics at Western Kentucky University. He is a lecturer with the ADA Seminar Series. Dentistry Today recently listed him among its Leaders in Continuing Education. He lectures and publishes frequently on topics of interest to clinical dentists and hygienists.   Presenting Course: F34

Thomas E. Dudney, DMD

Dr. Tom Dudney is a 1977 graduate of University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Dentistry. He has served as the Clinical Director for the Aesthetic Advantage hands-on programs taught by Dr. Larry Rosenthal at New York University and the Eastman Dental Clinic in London. He is presently the clinical director for the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies (CCADS) programs taught in the US and the UK. In addition to teaching and lecturing, Dr. Dudney has authored several articles on aesthetic dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Alabama Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Birmingham District Dental Society, The American Society for Dental Aesthetics, American Dental Association, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. He maintains a private practice with emphasis on aesthetic and restorative dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama.   Presenting Courses: F35,F52

Tony Gadbois, DDS

Dr. Tony Gadbois reached the level of Invisalign® Premier Advantage Provider in 2005 and has been treating Invisalign patients at his Cherry Hill, Missouri practice since 2001. He has conducted numerous study clubs, and was a speaker at the 2005, 2006 and 2008 Invisalign Summit conferences. A graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Dr. Gadbois maintains a private practice with his wife in their central Missouri hometown.   Presenting Courses: F28,F45

Maura Gillison, MD, PhD
Dr. Maura Gillison was the first researcher to make the association of human papillomavirus (HPV) and oral cancer. She is professor, Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology & Epidemiology, and the Jeg Coughlin Chair of Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Dr. Gillison has made significant research contributions to the fields of tumor virology, cancer biology and epidemiology. In 2000, she pioneered a study that provided convincing molecular evidence for HPV to be the causative agent of a defined subset of head and neck cancer. She was the first to demonstrate that some head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) were HPV(+). She also characterized the HPV types and tissue localizations of the virus. Her findings have confirmed and extended previous molecular and epidemiological studies, and for the first time, demonstrated that HPV(+) HNSCCs comprise a distinct clinical, pathological disease at the molecular level that are causally associated with high risk (that is serotype HPV16) infection. Dr. Gillison presented data at ASCO 2009 showing that HPV is the most important predictor of clinical response to tumor therapy status and prognosis for patients with head and neck cancers. As a result of this data, the National Cancer Institute has recommended that all clinical trials involving head and neck cancer be stratified by tumor HPV status. She has published extensively in journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of The National Cancer Institute and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.   Presenting Course: T25

Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Howard Glazer is a Fellow and past president of the Academy of General Dentistry, and former assistant clinical professor in dentistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY). He has been a visiting clinician at several universities around the country. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists; International College of Dentists; American Society for Dental Aesthetics, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Additionally, Dr. Glazer is the Deputy Chief Forensic Dental Consultant to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York. Dr. Glazer is a frequent author of dental articles and has been published throughout the world. Currently he publishes a monthly column in AGD IMPACT entitled “What’s Hot and What’s Getting Hotter!” He maintains a general practice in Fort Lee, NJ.   Presenting Course: F31

Lou Graham, DDS

Dr. Lou Graham is an internationally recognized lecturer extensively involved in continuing education for dental professionals, focusing on incorporating current clinical advancements through “conservative dentistry.” He emphasizes in his teachings the same concepts he practices: dental health diagnosis, treatment plans for medically compromised patients, conservative treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and customized approaches to periodontal care, implants and laser dentistry. He is the founder of the Catapult Group, a continuing education company whose philosophy and programs use contemporary, interactive formats to integrate time-proven conservative dentistry with 21st century materials and techniques. Dr. Graham is a published author in many leading national and international dental journals. A graduate of Emory Dental School, he is the former Dental Director of the University of Chicago’s Department of Dentistry, and enjoys providing dental care at his multi-specialty private practice group, University Dental Professionals, in Chicago.   Presenting Course: T11

Jack Griffin, Jr., DMD, MAGD

Dr. Griffin has led an exceptional practice in St Louis county Missouri where he and his staff have maintained a 50-55% overhead for 20 years while doing all phases of general dentistry from high end cosmetic procedures to “every day” restorative and preventive care. Jack has a passion for sharing what he has learned for maintaining this top efficiency while being one of a very few number of dentists to be awarded by his peers Diplomat status with the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD), accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). His passion for teaching is only surpassed by his desire to learn. He has had many articles published in professional journals such as Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, Journal of Oral Health, Canadian Journal of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, Compendium, Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry, Dental Economics, and Contemporary Esthetics, Dental Products Report, and Dental Equipment and Materials. Dr. Griffin has been involved in product evaluation for many years and considers it a real honor to share what he has learned with others who want to better their practice lives.    Presenting Courses: S67, S73

Rupa Hamal, DMD, MS, MPH

Dr. Rupa Hamal is a Periodontist in Private practice at two locations, and is a clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. She graduated with a DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania and holds Certificate in Periodontics from the Ohio State University. While at OSU she also received her Master’s in Public Health degree (MPH). Dr. Hamal also provides her services to Veterans Administration in Chillicothe. She is a Diplomate to the American Board of Periodontology. Presenting Course: S68

Lisa Harper- Mallonee, BSDH, MPH, RD, LD

Ms. Harper-Mallonee is an Associate Professor at the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry. Ms. Mallonee received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and a Masters in Public Health with a coordinated degree in nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Registered Dietitian specializing in the practical application of diet and nutrition in the dental setting. Ms. Mallonee is a published author in dental hygiene textbooks and peer reviewed journals on multiple topics pertaining to diet, nutrition and oral health.   Presenting Courses: T16,T21

Ryan Harris, DMD, MS

Dr. Ryan Harris practices with his wife, Dr. Tiffany Harris, in their Beavercreek and Mason, Ohio offices. He graduated with distinction from the University of Kentucky College Of Dentistry. Dr. Harris then completed a residency in Periodontology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where he received his Master’s degree and Certificate in Periodontology. Professionally, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, and Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Harris is also active in organized dentistry through the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology and the Academy of Osseointegration. He has served in a variety of leadership roles and is the current Secretary for the Ohio Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Harris is co-director of the Western Ohio Study Club (a Seattle Study Club Affiliate), and is an adjunct faculty member at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.   Presenting Course: S68

Ronald D. Jackson, DDS, FACD, FAGD, FAACD

Dr. Ron Jackson is a 1972 graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentistry. He has published many articles on esthetic, adhesive dentistry and has lectured extensively across North America and abroad. Dr. Jackson has presented at all the major U.S. scientific conferences as well as to Esthetic Academies in Europe, Asia and South America. He is an Accredited Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, a Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry and is Director of the Mastering Dynamic Adhesion program at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Jackson practices comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Middleburg, Virginia.   Presenting Courses: F30, S58

Ron Kaminer, DDS

Dr. Ron Kaminer is a 1990 graduate from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He maintains two practices, one in Hewlett, NY and one in Oceanside, NY. Dr. Kaminer is an international expert in the field of dental lasers and has lectured on lasers and minimally invasive dentistry both nationally and internationally. He is the Director of the Masters of Laser training program in New York and is a clinical instructor with the International College of Laser Education. He evaluates new dental materials for the Catapult Group and sits on the advisory boards and is a clinical consultant for numerous dental manufacturers. He has authored numerous articles on dental lasers and minimally invasive dentistry and is an associate editor for Dental Product Shopper. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and International College of Facial Esthetics.   Presenting Course: T12

Hui-Jin Lee, DDS, MSD

Dr. Hui-Jin Lee received her DDS and post-graduate training in Periodontics at Case Western Reserve University in 1995, and has been serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Dental School since graduation. She is the President of the Ohio Academy of Periodontists, and leader of Spear Study club and ITI study club.   Presenting Course: S68

Joseph D. Maggio, DDS

Dr. Joe Maggio received his dental degree from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois and completed his residency in Endodontics at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a past president of the American Association of Endodontists. He has been awarded the prestigious Edgar D. Coolidge Award from the American Association of Endodontists, the Warren Wakii Award from the Japanese Endodontic Society and the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award. Dr. Maggio is Board Certified by the American Board of Endodontics and has membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists (FACD) and the International College of Dentists (FICD). Presently Dr. Maggio is serving as Past President of the International Federation of Endodontic Associations.   Presenting Courses: T14, F42, F51

Judy Kay Mausolf

Ms. Mausolf is owner and president of Practice Solutions Inc, is a dental practice management coach, speaker and author. She coaches dentists and managers who want to be better leaders, get their teams to work together better and ultimately grow their practice. Her work is really built around what she refers to as the R.I.S.E. Philosophy. It's a concept of best practices to help the entire team rise to success. She does this by developing leadership, broadening mindsets, elevating attitude, strengthening communication and developing skills to build happy, healthy and high performing doctor/team/patient relationships.   Presenting Courses: F41, F53, S59

Christopher A. Moore, MA

Chris Moore currently serves as director of dental services for the Ohio Dental Association. He has served at the ODA for over 24 years and currently administers the association's third party payer, peer review, dental practice and regulatory compliance programs. Chris received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Arts degree from Kent State University.   Presenting Course: Y77

Vincent J. Nardone, Esq, LLM
Vince Nardone is the managing member of Nardone Law Group, LLC. Nardone Law Group is actively involved in the legal and tax representation of dental practices. This representation includes formation and operational issues, tax planning and controversy, choice of entity, professional license and disciplinary matters, employment matters, business succession planning, practice acquisitions, and associate buy-ins. Mr. Nardone also works closely with each client’s accountant and financial advisor regarding day-to-day financial, accounting, and tax planning and advice. He is a former Federal Bureau of Investigations Special Agent, the former chair of the Columbus Bar Association Business Tax Committee, as well as, an Adjunct Professor in the Capital University Law and Graduate Tax Program where he teaches courses such as: (i) Business Planning; (ii) Tax Practice & Procedure; and (iii) Tax Research and Writing. Mr. Nardone is also a regular speaker on various state and federal tax topics that impact professional practices and has written numerous articles on dental and tax related topics.   Presenting Course: S74

Keith A. Norwalk, DDS

Dr. Keith Norwalk received his dental degree from the University of Detroit and maintains a private practice in Genoa, Ohio. He has been placing and restoring implants since 1969. He is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, a Master in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Master in the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. He is an adjunct faculty member at Owens Community College Department of Dental Hygiene, a Clinical Assistant Professor at Case Western School of Dental Medicine, and has served as President of the Toledo Dental Society. In 2005 Dr. Norwalk was awarded the Marvin Fisk Humanitarian Award by the Ohio Dental Association and has served on the ODA Dental Education and Licensure Committee.   Presenting Courses: F38, F55

Brian Nový, DDS, FADI

Dr. Nový is the director of practice improvement at the DentaQuest Institute, and an adjunct associate professor of restorative dentistry. He serves on the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs and acts as the chair of the CAMBRA coalition. The California Dental Association Foundation presented him with the Dugoni Award for “Outstanding Contributions to Dental Education,” and in 2009, the American Dental Association awarded Dr. Nový and his office the title, “Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year.”   Presenting Course: F32

Paula Oliver, CDA, COPMA, CODA

Ms. Oliver is Director at Choffin Career & Technical Center’s Accredited Dental Assisting Program, which she initiated in 1990. She holds two national certifications through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and is also certified through the Commission on Ohio Dental Assistants (CODA). She has served on numerous committees throughout her career including the Johnson and Johnson Infection Control Board and the Coronal Polishing Task Force for Ohio. Her background consists of office management, hospital and military dentistry. In 1981 she founded the Youngstown Warren Dental Assistant Society and in 2000 serviced as President of the Ohio Dental Assisting Association. She has over 30 years experience in the dental field.   Presenting Courses: F56, S62

David J. Owsiany, JD

David Owsiany has served as executive director of the Ohio Dental Association since 2002. He previously served as director of legislative and legal services for the ODA, was a clerk to Justice Robert W. Cook of the Illinois Appellate Court, worked for the staff of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and was president of the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions. He is an honorary member of the American College of Dentists. David earned his BA degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his JD degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.   Presenting Course: Y78

Scott Parker, DDS

Since graduating from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1996, Dr. Parker has been committed to providing exceptional restorative care in a progressive, yet conservative manner. He has been a clinical instructor for the Northwest Aesthetic Continuum previously run through the University of Washington, and has lectured throughout the United States and Internationally on aesthetic procedures, and dental technology. Recognized by his peers for his conservative excellence, as well as his down to earth manner, Dr. Parker’s realistic approach to every-day dentistry has made him a highly sought-after lecturing clinician. He is a consultant for many dental companies on product development and clinical testing as well as sitting on the boards of several industry companies and editorial boards. He has studied extensively in the field of comprehensive aesthetic and bonded dentistry, and has completed countless hours of training in advanced cosmetics, function, and dental technology, including lasers, conservative direct veneering, implants, functional reconstruction, and digital technology.   Presenting Courses: T18, T24

Lisa Philp, RDH

Lisa Philp is the president of Transitions Group North America, a full service coaching company for dentistry. She graduated from East Tennessee State University as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1987. She is currently a leader, author, and coach and highly sought after North American speaker. Her mission is to make dentistry simple and fun, allowing dental professionals to achieve personal and professional fulfillment in the workplace. As a leader and business owner over the past decade, Lisa has built a results-driven North American coaching company that partners with their clients from the assessment using a proprietary software program to objectively analyze the performance of future potential and maps out a unique plan for customized coaching programs yielding a return on investment. As an author, Lisa has been published in multiple leading dental publications and is a contributing author to Power Practice Volumes 1 and 2. She serves on the board of the Dental Industry of Canada and is a member of NSA (National Speaker’s Association) and CAPS (Canadian Association of Public Speakers).   Presenting Courses: T15,T23

Larry J. Sangrik, DDS

Dr. Larry Sangrik is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and has practiced general dentistry in his hometown of Chardon, Ohio since 1979. Active in organized dentistry, Dr. Sangrik has long held numerous positions at the local and state levels. He has also served as a consultant to the Ohio State Dental Board on a task force concerning the use of oral sedation. A nationally-recognized lecturer, he has also been published in several dental publications on the topics of medical emergencies and dental fear. Dr. Sangrik maintains a full-time general practice with an emphasis on the treatment of apprehensive patients with intravenous sedation.   Presenting Courses: S71,Y75

Sam Simos, DDS

Dr. Sam Simos is nationally recognized as a leader in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Chicago's Loyola University. Dr. Simos teaches post-graduate courses to practicing dentists on cosmetic dentistry, occlusion, and comprehensive restorative dentistry through Allstar Smiles' state-of-the-art Learning Center, and throughout the country. He is committed to promoting awareness, communication, and education within the dental profession through lecturing around the country and being the author of internationally published professional articles on the use of innovative techniques and materials.   Presenting Courses: F37, F54

Cathy Stewart, RDH, BS

Cathy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Iowa. In addition to practicing clinically for over 25 years, Cathy’s dental hygiene career has included experience in the dental insurance industry, public health, hospital pediatric dentistry and she has served as the Director of Dental Hygiene Services for a large dental service organization. She is currently a full-time Professional Educator in the Southwest region for Philips Sonicare. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association as well as the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention.   Presenting Courses: F40, F49, S65

Paula Tironi, Esq.
Paula Tironi has served in the American Dental Association Division of Legal Affairs since 2009. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, law degree from the University of Michigan, a Master of Laws (LLM) in health law from Loyola University Chicago, and is a Certified International Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.   Presenting Course: S70

Christopher J. Walinski, DDS
Dr. Chris Walinski is an author, instructor and innovator in laser dentistry. His 2003 text on laser dentistry has been published in over ten languages. He is a founding member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, a Diplomate and Past-President of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, and is the only American representative on the Editorial Board for the Indian Society for Oral Laser Applications, based in Mumbai. He was a founder of, and is the executive director of the World Clinical Laser Institute, from which he has received masters certification, and has laser certifications through the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Dr. Walinski maintains a part-time private practice in San Diego and is Adjunct Faculty at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and is a Visiting Professor at Harvard University, and Taipei Medical University College of Oral Medicine, emphasizing dentistry using lasers and other technologies.   Presenting Courses: F47, S64

Udell Webb, DDS

Dr. Dell Webb is a nationally recognized expert in the area of dental insurance management, and has written extensively for Dental Economics and Dental Town magazines on the subject. The vision, enthusiasm, and values presented by Dr. Webb in his course represent countless hours of research and the development of a program that has proven successful in thousands of dental offices throughout the United States. Dr. Webb is a 1976 graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas.   Presenting Course: T13