AGD 2016 in Boston
0AGD Fellows & Masters
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0Region 17 Speakers

Peter Guevara, DMD, MAGD, ABGD – Course Director and Speaker

Jon Dossett, DMD, MAGD, ABGD – Speaker

William Dunn, DDS, MAGD, ABGD – Speaker

David Klingman, DMD, MAGD, ABGD – Speaker

Thu Luu, DMD, FAGD, ABGD – Speaker

Merlin Ohmer, DDs, MAGD - Speaker

Tarun Agarwal DDS, PA

Dr. Tarun Agarwal practices in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a nationally recognized lecturer in the field of aesthetic and restorative dentistry. In July 2002 he co-founded the DentalTown "Townie Meeting" an annual event considered one of the most progressive educational opportunities in dental education. Dr. Agarwal has assisted numerous dental manufacturers in new product development and review. He has been featured on ABC, NBC and CBS news and several consumer magazines for his pioneering use of technology, philanthropic events, and aesthetic dentistry. In 2003 Dr. Agarwal was voted the "Townie of the Year" for his contributions to the growth and dynamics of the dental community.

Daniel P. Baccari Esq.
Daniel Baccari, Esquire, Warwick, Rhode Island, is a principal founder of one of the fastest growing dental practice transition companies, NPT (National Practice Transitions, LLC).  Mr. Baccari is also a licensed attorney and has brokered and/or participated in 100's of practice sales over a 20-year period, as well as giving lectures both locally and nationally at many state dental meetings.  In addition to the corporate offices in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, NPT, LLC services all states east of the Mississippi River.  He has authored many articles on Practice Transitions and has received excellent reviews from past attendees of his presentations. He invites your feedback during this discussion and hopes you find his experience very informative, as he guides you toward whatever your practice transitional goals may be.
Charles Blair DDS

Dr. Charles Blair is CEO of Dr. Charles Blair & Associates, Inc. located in Belmont, North Carolina. A graduate of Erskine College, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, Dr. Blair holds degrees in Accounting, Business Administration and Mathematics.

Dr. Charles Blair is dentistry’s leading authority on practice profitability, fee analysis, insurance coding strategies and overhead control. He has individually consulted with thousands of practices, helping them identify and implement new strategies for greater productivity and profitability. A widely-read and highly-respected author and publisher, Dr. Blair has authored and co-authored several business and finance books, as well as contributed numerous articles in various dental publications. He currently offers two publications, Coding with Confidence: The “Go To’ Dental Insurance Guide and the Insurance Solutions Newsletter. Also through his expertise, he has created the CDT Code Advisor through, which offers practical guidance for the real world application of CDT codes.

In addition, Dr. Blair is a nationally acclaimed speaker for national, state and local dental groups, study clubs and other professional organizations. He offers leading-edge presentations in the business, finance, and insurance coding arena of dentistry. Dr. Blair’s extensive background and expertise makes him uniquely qualified to share his wealth of knowledge with the dental profession.

Gerald J. Botko DMD, MS, MAGD, FACD
Dr. Gerald Botko is the Chief Dental Service Miami Healthcare System in Miami, Florida. Previously he had a private practice and has been affiliated with several dental schools. Dr. Botko has written many articles for Dental Journals including Impact, He is a reviewer for the Journal of Dental Education and has been involved in dental research and development. He presented a webinar with Dr. Ghali and oral surgeon on the Role of the General dentist in oral cancer detection. He teaches on hospital dentistry and lectures to the medical staff on oral cancer He is a retired Army Colonel and is the president of the Academy of General Dentistry Foundation. Which focuses on oral cancer and emphasis on reducing the numbers that are detected in the late stages of the disease.
Mark Buczko CPCU, CIC, RPLU
"Mark Buczko (pronounced butch co) is a native of Chicago, IL, a graduate of Loyola University Business School and a 30+ year survivor of the insurance industry. He continues to be a student of the insurance industry and holds several prestigious insurance industry designations. Mark first began working with dentists in 1987; and has gained experience in all aspects of dental professional liability. In his current role as Vice President of the Dentist's Advantage Program, Mark’s responsibilities include aspects of Underwriting, Marketing and Risk Management. Mark has worked very closely with the AGD since 2000; and is proud to be a past president of your AGD Foundation Board of Directors. In addition to enjoying a close working relationship with the AGD, Mark also works with the National Dental Association, the Hispanic Dental Association and the National Society of Dental Practitioners, a risk management organization for dentists.
Anthony Carroccia DDS, MAGD, ABGD
Dr. Carroccia is a general dentist who works in his five chair practice four to five days a week in Clarksville, Tennessee. He began teaching his peer reviewed courses in Tennessee back in 2010 but his sedation training dates back to 2002. He achieved a Diplomate from the dental organization for Conscious Sedation in 2006. He has consulted with nitrous delivery unit innovators as well as the authors of the "Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation." Ann L. Brunick and Morris S. Clark. Last year he spoke at the ADA annual meeting on the topic to great reviews.
T Bob Davis DMD, MAGD
Dental Pearls Speaker (Saturday)
AGD Emeritus Member
Texas Delegation for 35 years
International Membership Committee Member
49 years of practice experience
President Elect of The Academy of Dentistry International
AGD President's Award 2016
2016 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Convention Speaker
Ajay Dhankhar DDS, FAGD
Dental Pearls Speaker (Thursday)
Dr. Dhankhar earned his BDS from University of Mysore in 1997, DDS from Loma Linda University, California in 2003. He is a wet handed dentist with an IV Sedation based Hi-Tech cosmetic dental practice in the Microsoft town of Seattle, Washington. He is also an affiliate faculty at the University of Washington, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery since 2007 and is the clinical attending training GPR Residents.
Dr. Dhankhar has won quite a few awards and accolades for his clinical excellence and teaching! In 2005 he became a fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute. In 2009 he was 53rd in United States to earn Masters in the College of Conscious Sedation, a prestigious qualification awarded by American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He was trained in Neuromuscular Dentistry at Las Vegas Institute and is known for his cosmetic excellence. In 2012 he passed the examinations of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry a Sustaining Member now. His latest accomplishment in 2014 beat them all when he was awarded the Fellowship by American Academy of General Dentistry.
Marianne Dryer RDH, MEd
"Marianne Dryer is the DENTSPLY Professional Clinical Educator serving the Northeastern United States. Marianne is a graduate of the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists in Boston, MA, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University. She completed her Master of Education degree from St. Joseph's College of Maine. She served as the first year coordinator at Collin County Community College in Dallas, Texas for six years where she was selected for the Outstanding Faculty Award and was nominated for the Advisor of the Year award by her former students. Marianne has been a faculty member at Cape Cod Community College since 2007 and adjunct faculty at Bristol Community College and Mount Ida College in Newton MA. She is active in the local and state dental hygiene organizations in Massachusetts. Marianne has organized and participated in several dental mission events including a three week dental mission trip to Romania. She is also a Periodontal Instrumentation instructor for DH Methods of Education, Inc., an educational program for dental and dental hygiene faculty. Marianne’s experience in dentistry spans almost 30 years as a clinician and an educator. She resides in the Boston area with her husband, two children and Lily, her golden retriever. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga and visiting the beaches of Cape Cod"
Todd B. Engel DDS

Dr Todd B. Engel, Charlotte, North Carolina, is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry where he also received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr Engel is a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and maintains active membership status with the following associations: American College of Oral Implantology, Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Orange County Dental Society.

Dr Engel has extensive experience in Dental Implant Rehabilitation, CT Guided Surgical Design, Complex Treatment Planning as well as Full Mouth Rehabilitation. Dr Engel has hosted live radio, authored several articles and has been a featured keynote speaker both nationally and internationally on topics such as Dental Implants and Restorative Applications, Digital Radiography, CBCT – Cone Beam Technology, Ridge Augmentation and Socket Preservation, Treatment of the Edentulous Patient, Current Dental Materials as well as Comprehensive Treatment Planning on Medically Compromised Patients. In 2005 Dr Engel’s life long dream of creating a learning institution where he could share, teach and motivate other dental professionals was realized by the inception of the Engel Institute. The Institute has grown to now include 10 locations with faculty both nationally and internationally and has trained well over 2000 dental professionals in its short tenure.

Robert Fazio DMD

Dr. Fazio of Ridgefield, Connecticut is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine with additional fellowships in Periodontology and Oral Medicine. For 35 years he has been an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Yale Medical School and an Attending at the Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven Connecticut. His current book, co-authored with Leslie Fang M.D., is the 2016 Edition of “The Ultimate Cheat Sheets – The Practical Guide for Dentists”. It has been named by  Gordon Christianson’s CRA Newsletter: “Best Educational Product” for three consecutive years. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Journals: Inside Dentistry and Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. 

DENTISTRY TODAY for eight consecutive years named Dr. Fazio one of the Top 100 Clinicians in Continuing Education in Dentistry.The authoritative, independent Continuing Education Review named Dr. Fazio nationally as one of the three “BEST SPEAKERS”, calling him “exceptional” and stating, “Dr. Fazio brings expertise and passion to his lecture…He is a natural gifted speaker who looks at ease, has command of the room, holds the audience’s attention, and gives his all to inform the audience…” Dr. Fazio has presented Continuing Education Courses throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

Adam J. Freeman DDS, MAGD, D-ABFO
Adam J. Freeman, DDS, D-ABFO of Westport, Connecticut, earned his dental degree from Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine. He completed a fellowship in forensic odontology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Center for Education and Research in Forensics (CERF) in 2003. Dr. Freeman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology and currently serves as its President. He is one of less than one hundred board certified forensic dentists. He is the Dental Section Chief of Health and Human Services DMORT Region 1; a federal team dedicated to identifying the victims of mass fatality incidents. He is the Founder and Director of The State of Connecticut's Disaster Identification Response Team (DIRT, and the Deputy Chair of lnterpol's Disaster Victim Identification Odontology Working Group.

Dr. Freeman lectures internationally and has authored many chapters in textbooks as well as articles on the topic of forensic dentistry. Dr. Freeman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists (F.A.C.D.), Fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD), a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD)
Jean Furuyama DDS, FAGD
Dental Pearls Speaker (Thursday)
General dentist in private practice in NYC, graduate of NYUCD, former president of AAWD, member of NYS Board of Dentistry, lectured at Chicago Midwinter, Greater NY Dental Convention, Chicago Midwinter, Long Island Dental Meeting, and Ontario Dental Annual Meeting. Consultant for Mitsui Chemicals Inc and WholeYou digital dentures.
Joshua Gindea DDS

An honors graduate from the Combined Degree BA-DDS program at New York University, Dr. Josh Gindea has been in dental private practice in New York City for more than 3 decades. With three practices, Dr. Gindea and his partners have been able to combine their professional skills with their business acumen to create a very successful business model.  For the past six years, Dr. Josh Gindea and his partners have operated This state of the art, innovative company provides website design, internet marketing, social media and reputation management services for health professionals. Due to its expertise in the field, its ability to drive new patients to its clientele and its very reasonable pricing, has established itself as among the leaders in the dental website design and internet marketing services field.

Howard S. Glazer DDS, FAGD

Dr. Glazer maintains a general practice in Fort Lee, New Jesey and 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). For the past several years, Dr. Glazer has been named as one of the "Leading Clinicians in Continuing Education" by Dentistry Today, and most recently was named as one of the Top Dentists in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly & 201 Magazine. He lectures throughout the United States,Canada,and overseas, on the subjects of dental materials, cosmetic dentistry, forensic dentistry and patient management. Additionally, 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!" 

Dilaine Gloege CDA, CDC

Dilaine Gloege, CDC, CDA is a dental coding and billing support specialist with 28 years of dental experience in Concord, North Carolina.  Her current position is Call Support Center Supervisor for Insurance Solutions Newsletter and Practice Booster. Additionally, Dilaine is a contributor to Insurance Solutions Newsletter, Administration with Confidence Guide, Diagnostic Coding for Dental Claim Submission Guide and Medical Dental Cross Coding with Confidence, scheduled to be published in early 2016.  Dilaine is fortunate to have had the opportunity to share her passion for dentistry as a Certified Dental Assistant, Business Team Member and Practice Administrator. She looks forward to sharing that same passion with you and your dental teams as you continue to grow your practice.

Alex Gonzalez DDS, FAGD
Dental Pearls Speaker (Thursday)
A 1983 graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch-Houston, Dr. Gonzalez received his Fellowship from the AGD in June 2012, and is slated to receive his Mastership in Boston, 2016. He is a member of the ADA, Texas Dental Association (Honorable Good Fellow) and the Academy for Sports Dentistry. Dr. Gonzalez also serves as an adviser for the Del Norte component of the Seattle Study Club. He maintains a private practice in El Paso, Texas; he and his wife have two children.
John J. Graeber DMD, MAGD, MALD, FICD

Dr. Graeber has run a full-time comprehensive cosmetic practice for 41 years in East Hanover, New Jersey, and is an attending at Morristown Memorial Hospital.  He is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Laser Dentistry, of which he is the Immediate Past President and also one of the founding members. He has more than 25 years experience with multiple wavelengths of lasers, and has Performed more than 25,000 procedures.  In addition, Dr. Graeber utilizes operating microscopes, Velscope, air abrasion, low level lasers, CEREC, CariVu and Diagnodent technologies in his practice. He is a certified Laser Educator, has been lecturing Internationally for more than 20 years, and has authored more than 17 nationally-published clinical articles on lasers and minimally invasive dentistry.

Brian Gray DDS, MAGD
Since 2001, Dr. Brian Gray has trained more than 20,000 doctors how to provide excellent outcomes with the Invisalign® system. He is a master in the Academy of General Dentistry and a Fellow in five other academies. Dr. Gray has a passion for dentistry and the new advances that have made it the best profession in healthcare. Passion is the keystone of his Washington, D.C. restorative cosmetic practice, where he focuses on helping people achieve healthy, functional, and beautiful smiles
Garrett Gunderson

Garrett B. Gunderson of Salt Lake City, Utah is a champion of finding spendable cash for dentists without having to work harder, take more risk or increase overhead. He has dedicated his career to debunking the many widely accepted myths and fabrications that undermine the prosperity and joy of millions of hard-working, honest doctors. Gunderson’s company, Wealth Factory, coaches and empowers its members to build sustainable wealth through financial efficiency and organization leading to clarity, peace of mind and financial confidence.  His firm was named to the INC 500.  You may recognize him from his appearances as a guest contributor on CNBC, Fox News, ABC, and many others.

Kevin Gureckis DMD, MAGD, ABGD
Dental Pearls Speaker (Saturday)
Dr. Kevin Gureckis is currently a full-time Associate Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at UTHSC San Antonio School of Dentistry, where he is General Practice Group Leader for 26 DS3 and DS4 students. He is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, certified by the American Board of General Dentistry, and a Fellow in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, and Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Gureckis is a retired military officer with over 24 years of active duty service with the United States Air Force, having ended his career as the director of the two-year AEGD residency at Lackland Air Force Base, TX. He has held appointments as Military Consultant to the USAF Surgeon General for General Dentistry, and has served as Special Consultant to the Assistant Surgeon General for Dental Services. 
Dr. Gureckis has presented over 250 scientific lectures to military and civilian dental groups.
Mr. Brian Hagan
With a solid leadership background, Brian brings big time experience to his position as president of HBI in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He has overseen HBI’s association division for the past six years and has expanded the company’s presence in the association market place. Today he takes his knowledge and experience to a whole new level as he leads HBI towards becoming an industry leader.
Timothy J. Hempton DDS
Dr Hempton, Dedham, Massachusetts, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and maintains a private practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in Dedham, MA. Presently, Dr Hempton is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He previously served as the Interim Director of the postdoctoral program in Periodontology from 2012 to April 2014 and Assistant Director from 2000 to 2012. Dr. Hempton is the recipient of the 2011 Yankee Dental Congress Clinician of the Year award and the 2014 Tufts University Dean’s Award for Excellence preclinical teaching.
Gary Heyamoto DDS, MAGD
Dental Pearls Speaker (Saturday)
Gary E. Heyamoto, DDS, is a 1980 graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry, is in full time general practice (Bothell Washington). He has been recognized professionally with Fellowships in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Society and the Academy of Dentists International; along with a Mastership in the AGD and two Lifelong Learning and Service Recognitions. Currently, he is serving on the WSDA's Board of Directors and as CDE Chair of WAGD.
He has been an active participant in identifying human remains in Snohomish County and has participated in several mass disaster drills as member of the Washington State Mass Disaster Team.  Outside of dentistry, Dr. Heyamoto is a team statistician for the Seattle Seahawks and the UW Husky Football and Basketball teams.
Glenda Hood MA, CPC

Glenda Hood, MA, CPC, Belmont, North Carolina is an AAPC Certified Professional Coder with 30 years of experience
working clinically and administratively with medical professionals. 
For the past 15 years she has focused on oral surgery and dental coding.  Currently, she is the medical coding support specialist for Insurance Solutions Newsletter.  In addition to providing support to clients, she is a regular contributor to Insurance Solutions Newsletter, as well as the publications Diagnostic Coding for Dental Claims Submission Guide and Medical Dental Cross Coding with Confidence, scheduled to be released in 2016.  Glenda has an enthusiasm for medical coding and is eager to share her knowledge and assist dental teams with the challenges presented by current healthcare trends.

Richard Hunt DDS
Dr. Richard Hunt is an esthetic and restorative dentist in Rocky Mount, NC. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of North Carolina of Dentistry. His practice is focused on developing trusting relationships and helping individuals develop life-long plans for their oral health. Dr. Hunt has served as a member of the Visiting Faculty of the Pankey Institute since 2003. Currently, he serves as a lead faculty for the Essentials 1 curriculum. He has served as president of the NC Dental Society, an ADA delegate, a member of the ADA Council on Dental Practice, chair of the Dental Assisting National Board and president of the Dental Foundation of NC. Dr. Hunt has been honored as a fellow in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.
Jedidiah Janisse DMD
Dr. Jed Janisse, is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, utilizes his advanced training in the areas of treatment planning, CBCT imaging and Implantology in his private practice to make it safe, predictable, and efficient. As a graduate of the College of Sedation Dentistry he has been recognized for demonstrating excellence through advanced training in IV sedation for dentistry. He has received his Mastership status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists signifying a commitment for higher learning and education in the field of Implantology. Dr. Janisse is a faculty member at the Engel Institute Dental Implant Training center located in Charlotte, NC where his knowledge and clinical skills are used to help others improve modern techniques for implant placement, hard/soft tissue augmentation, and guided surgery. Dr. Janisse is especially concerned with educating general dentists to see the benefits for both patient and practitioner with the use of advanced imaging devices (CBCT) and Guided surgical techniques for dental implant therapy to create a safer and more predictable environment for GPs to incorporate these techniques into their practice.
Kirk Kalogiannis DMD, FAGD, ABGD
Dental Pearls Speaker (Saturday)
DMD-Boston University
CAGS- Boston University
BOARD CERTIFIED, American Board of General Dentistry
FELLOW, Academy of General Dentistry
ASSOCIATE FELLOW, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Gerard Kugel DMD, MS, PHD
Gerard Kugel, DMD, MS, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, and Professor of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. With an expertise in Clinical Research and Esthetic Dentistry, he is a reviewer for The New England Journal of Medicine, JADA, The Journal of Esthetic & Restorative Dentistry, and the Clinicians Report. He is on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and Compendium and he is Editor -in- Chief of Inside Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Dental Materials. Dr. Kugel is on the Board of Directors of the CR Foundation and has his MS in Anatomy and Cellular Biology and his PhD in Dental Materials. He received his Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Dr. Kugel has published over 120 articles and over 300 abstracts in the field of restorative materials and techniques. He has given over 400 lectures both nationally and internationally. Dr. Kugel is part of a group practice, the Boston Center for Oral Health, located in Back Bay, Boston.
Paul Kuhlman DDS, FAGD, FDOCS
Dental Pearls Speaker (Saturday)
University of Michigan School of Dentistry 1977
St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Pontiac Michigan General Practice Residency 1978
Lecturer in TMJ at Michigan State University
Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow, Doctors of Oral Conscious Sedation
Member of:
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
American Dental Association
Michigan Dental Association
Shiawassee County Dental Society
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Owosso-Corunna Area Chamber of Commerce since 1998
Douglas L. Lambert DDS, FACD, FASDA, FASD, ABAD
Douglas L. Lambert, DDS, FACD, FASDA, FASD, ABAD, graduated from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management in 1980 and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1984, where he received the Outstanding Senior Student Award and the Quintessence Award.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. He has been recognized annually as one of the Top Dental Educators by Dentistry Today, for 12 consecutive years, and has been honored as a Top Dentist by Minneapolis/St. Paul and Minnesota Monthly magazines each year the past 11 years. Dr. Lambert has held many societal positions in organized dentistry including Past President of the Minneapolis District Dental Society, six years as a Trustee to the Minnesota Dental Association, and a delegate to the ADA.  He has authored and co-authored several articles on cosmetic and aesthetic topics, and has presented numerous lectures and hands-on seminars nationally and internationally for dental organizations, universities, and study clubs, and is part of the education team for the Post-Graduate Course in Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and the Catapult Group. He also serves as an independent consultant and clinical researcher for many dental manufacturers, and as the team dentist for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA  Dr. Lambert is senior partner in an aesthetic-based practice in Edina, Minnesota emphasizing cosmetic, comprehensive, and sports dentistry.  In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing with his family at their cabin in Wisconsin, and playing a little golf.
Benjamin Larkin JD
Attorney Larkin received his A.B. degree from Dartmouth College, his J.D. degree from George Washington University and his M.A. from the University of New Hampshire. He has additional training in mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Attorney Larkin has been practicing law for over 21 years. He is the principal in Larkin Law Office, PLLC, and was the co-founder in 2000 of New England Practice Transitions, a practice brokerage and transition consulting firm located in Dover, New Hampshire, about an hour from Boston. Attorney Larkin has participated as an attorney, broker or consultant in over 350 professional practice transitions. He speaks frequently on topics related to practice transitions.
Attorney Larkin is married and the father of three boys, including twins.
Roger Levin DDS

Dr. Roger P. Levin is a third-generation general dentist and the Chairman and CEO of Levin Group, Inc., the largest dental practice consulting firm in the world. Levin Group was founded in 1985 when Dr. Levin recognized a vital missing link that was preventing his fellow dentists and specialists from increasing practice production. As a leading authority on dental practice management and marketing, he has developed the scientific systems-based consulting method that increases practice production and profitability, while lowering stress. He has authored 66 books and more than 3,800 articles. Dr. Levin sits on the editorial boards of five prominent dental publications, serves as the practice management editor of Compendium and is the managing editor of Dental Business Review. He is also a regular contributor to the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Levin has been named one of the “Leaders in Dental Consulting” by Dentistry Today magazine for the past 12 years. He is a past recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, has served on the Board of Advisors of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, served as adjunct faculty for several dental schools and is a former Chairman of the National Museum of Dentistry. Dr. Levin presents more than 100 seminars worldwide each year and is a keynote speaker for major dental conferences. He has been interviewed by The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times and Time magazine. Levin Group is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, with a West Coast office in Phoenix, Arizona.

Harvey Levy DMD, MAGD
Dental Pearls Speaker (Thursday)
Harvey Levy, DMD, MAGD practices general and hospital dentistry in Frederick, Maryland. He emphasizes comprehensive dental care for individuals with anxiety or special needs. He graduated from Tufts University Dental School in 1974, Residency at Eastman Dental Center in 1976, and was a clinical residency director at University of Penn Hospital.
Dr. Levy has earned Mastership plus four Lifelong Learning Service Recognitions by the Academy of General Dentistry along with eight fellowships, five diplomate certificates, and board certification in Integrative Medicine.
His work with anxious patients has earned him the AGD Humanitarian Award, the American Dental Association Access to Care Award, the Maryland Governor’s Doctor of the Year Award, Morgan State University’s Public Oral Health Care Award, the Maryland State Dental Association’s First Humanitarian Award, Special Care Dentistry’s Saul Kamen Award, and the honor of running the 2002 Olympic Torch representing Special-needs patients.  Dr. Levy also holds nine black belts, and was inducted into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Jarshen Lin DDS
Dr. Jarshen Lin received his doctor of dental surgery degree from Chicago’s Northwestern University in 1992 and went on to specialize in the field of endodontics at the University of Michigan in 1994. Dr. Lin serves as director of predoctoral endodontics and director of extramural education at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In the past 11 years at Harvard, Dr. Lin has received 14 teaching awards, including the HSDM Distinguished Junior Faculty Award, the Massachusetts Dental Society Faculty Recognition Award, the American Student Dental Association Faculty Award, the student-awarded Full-Time Faculty Award, Distinguished Faculty Award, and Best Lecturer Award. In addition, he is the recipient of the 2007 Edward Osetek Educator Award from the American Association of Endodontists, the highest award accorded to junior educators in endodontics.

Dr. Lin acts as endodontics editor for various dental textbooks and serves on the editorial board of several journals. His own publications can be found in dental journals such as the Journal of the American Dental Association, General Dentistry, and Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Lin mentors many students as the faculty adviser of the Endodontics Study Club at HSDM. He also acts as a leader in numerous dental societies and associations, including the American Association of Endodontists, National Board Dental Examination Board, Master Tract of Academic of General Dentistry, and American Dental Education Association. Dr. Lin’s clinical interests range from nonsurgical endodontic treatment and surgical endodontic treatment to dental trauma. However, his research focuses primarily on developing oral health educational programs and protocols for medical staff and patients, and the systematic reviews of the literature.

Charles Loretto

Charles received hi-s BBA from the University of Texas at Arlington and is an investment advisor representative of Cain, Watters & Associates, PLLC. Charles began his career with CWA in 2001 and continues to help the company educate dentists on the financial decisions they face. Charles began presenting to dental schools in 2004 and since that time has spoken to over 15,000 students and residents at more than 40 schools. He also speaks regularly at dental study clubs as well as state and national dental meetings on the benefits of owning a dental practice. Charles also launched National Dental Placements, a company designed to help associates and established doctors with practice transitions. His firm has advised hundreds of dentists on the most effective way to purchase into a dental practice or transition out of a dental practice.

Elizabeth Martin DDS, FAGD
Dr. Elizabeth Martin has received an exceptional education, starting at the University of Minnesota, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Martin was introduced to the LD Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida. T he Institute focuses on providing high-quality dentistry, while developing equally high-quality relationships with patients, respect, and involvement in the community, and a commitment to work/life balance. Dr. Martin was recently honored to have been asked to join the faculty at the institute for an upcoming course. In addition, Dr. Martin is a member of a local study club, is certified in Invisalign®, and has proficiency certification through the Academy of Laser Dentistry. She enjoys using the best tools science has to incorporate sound clinical principles with new technology to provide the best patient care available. Dr. Martin is affiliated with American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, the Minneapolis District Dental Society, LD Pankey Alumni Society and visiting faculty member, Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship and Chanhassen Rotarian and Board Member.
Raymond K. Martin DDS, MAGD
Dr. Raymond Martin is a private practice dentist currently practicing in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Martin became involved in the risk management side of dentistry defending dentists before the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry and on civil malpractice cases approximately 10 years ago. He currently works with over 20 legal firms, lectures and presents in webinars and acts as content editor for risk management online continuing education companies. Dr. Martin also lectures on ethics in dentistry.
Edwin (Mac) McDonald DDS, FAGD

Dr. Edwin A. McDonald III received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Economics from Midwestern State University. He earned his DDS degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. Dr. McDonald has completed extensive training in dental implant dentistry through the University of Florida Center For Implant Dentistry. He has also completed extensive aesthetic dentistry training through various programs including the Seattle Institute. In addition, Dr. McDonald has lectured before organizations such as The Yankee Dental Congress, The Chicago Mid-Winter Dental Meeting, The Texas Dental Association, and The Southwest Dental Conference. He has also authored a series of articles for Dental Economics and other dental journals. Dr. McDonald is a Past Board Chairman of the Plano Family YMCA and has been a volunteer with Serving Him International Healthcare Ministries including missionary trips to Braila, Romania.


Gigi Meinecke DMD, FAGD

Dr. Meinecke has been teaching facial injectables nationally since 2009.  In 2013 she created FACES, (Facial Anatomy for Comprehensive Esthetic Seminars) whose core mission is to provide instruction which is completely rooted in science and based on a comprehensive academic approach.  The courses taught by Dr. Meinecke are the only offerings on this topic that include facial cadaver dissection review along with live patient injections.  In addition to teaching facial injectables, Dr. Meinecke maintains a private practice in Potomac, Maryland.  She’s immediate past President of the Maryland AGD.  Nationally, she’s a Spokesperson for the AGD and serves on the National AGD Council for Legislative and Governmental Affairs.  She been an AGD/ASDA Task Force member since 2012 and served as Chair from 2014-2016.

John C. Minichetti DMD, FAGD

Dr. John Minichetti has been practicing and teaching implant dentistry for over 25 years.  He has published numerous scientific articles, lectures worldwide and is a member in several academies including the New Jersey Dental Association and American Dental Association. He is an attending at Englewood Hospital, a former faculty member of Mount Sinai Medical School and Fairleigh Dickinson University Dental School. He has authored numerous articles in the scientific literature and is a fellow of The International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI), The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) , The International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics, and The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).  Dr. Minichetti is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry. Dr. Minichetti is past- president of the AAID, Chairman of the AAID Study Club Committee and President of the AAID-Bergen County Dental Implant Study Group.  Dr. Minichetti is the Director of the Center for Implants and Aesthetics at Englewood Dental, the Dental Implant Learning Center and the Las Vegas AAID Maxicourse in Dental Implantology.

Jim Morris The Rookie
Keynote Speaker
Athlete, author, and teacher Jim Morris — whose life story inspired the Walt Disney film “The Rookie” — will be the keynote speaker at AGD 2016, in Boston. As a 35-year-old high school baseball coach, Morris sought to motivate his team by trying out for the major leagues. Three months after throwing 12-consecutive 98-mph pitches during tryouts, he realized his goal of pitching in a Major League Baseball game. Morris’ inspirational lecture will epitomize the AGD’s commitment to lifelong learning by focusing on the importance of mentorship and leadership.
Linda C. Niessen DMD, MPH, MPP
Dr. Niessen began her tenure as Dean, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in October 2013.  She has authored ~80 publications, numerous chapters and a textbook, Geriatric Dentistry: Aging and Oral Health. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health and the American Board of Special Care Dentistry. She is past President of the American Academy of Public Health Dentistry, American Board of Dental Public Health and Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Dr. Niessen is a graduate of Harvard University where she received her dental degree (DMD) from the School of Dental Medicine, her public health degree (MPH) from the School of Public Health and Masters in Public Policy (MPP) degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.



Named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2014 by Dental Products Report, Lori Paschall is a Past President of the American Dental Assistants Association.  Lori is a Regional Account Manager with Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Company, one of the world’s leading dental instrument companies and continues to educate dentists and their teams by providing detailed information regarding instrumentation and the proper procedures for their sterilization and infection control, has provided practices with yearly required OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens training and has consulted with dental practices wishing to help their assistants to perform at a higher level.

Lori has been a practicing dental assistant for more than 30 years.  She is a Certified Dental Assistant, a Certified Preventative Functions Dental Assistant, a Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant and a Fellow of the American Dental Assistants Association.  In addition to her experience as a clinical dental assistant Lori has spent several years teaching dental practice management skills to dentists and their teams.  Lori has been very active in South Carolina dentistry, serving as a planning team member of the SCDA Dental Access Days Project.  She is active in her professional organization, the American Dental Assistants Association and serves an active role in her local and state organizations.  Lori is a past president of the Columbia Dental Assistants Society and the South Carolina Dental Assistants Association.  

Neal Patel DDS

At Ohio State University Dr. Patel served as the Implant Prosthodontic Fellow and was responsible for establishing many of the techniques and protocols for Digital Implantology and Prosthetics. Prior to opening his private practice he worked to educate surgeons in the field of 3D-Imaging, Computer Generated Guided Implant Surgery and the art of stereo lithography in dental applications. He teaches successful integration of CBCT in private practice, streamlined clinical treatments, and how to generate additional sources of revenue with ease. He is currently on an international lecture circuit teaching advanced digitization in dentistry, CBCT, its current and future applications, and dental practice management. He practices in Powell, OH.

Ivy D. Peltz DDS, MAGD
Dental Pearls Speaker (Thursday)
Dr. Ivy D. Peltz is a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University College of Dentistry in the United States, where she serves in the capacity of Group Practice Director. She has been teaching at the College since 1994. She received a Masters in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College, The City of New York School of Public Affairs in 2005. Dr. Peltz achieved Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2007. She received a Ph.D. in the Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology program in Higher and Postsecondary Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University in 2012. Dr. Peltz has presented posters, workshops, seminars and symposia at annual meetings of the Academy of Dental Materials, The International and American Associations for Dental Research, the American Dental Education Association, and the Association for Dental Education in Europe. She has maintained a private practice in New York City since 1988.
Jay B. Reznick DMD, MD

Dr. Reznick is the Director of the Southern California Center for Oral and Facial Surgery in Tarzana, California and a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. A frequent lecturer, he has published numerous articles in JADA, Journal of the California Dental Association, Oral Surgery-Oral Medicine-Oral Pathology and Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, DentalTown Magazine, CE Digest and Gastroenterology. Dr. Reznick has extensive clinical expertise are in the areas of facial trauma, jaw and oral pathology, dental implantology, sleep disorders medicine, laser surgery, and jaw deformities. He was an early practitioner in the integration of digital photography and 3-D imaging in clinical practice.

David R. Rice DDS
Dr. David Rice graduated in 1994 from The State University of New York at Buffalo’s School of Dental Medicine. In 1995, he completed his general practice residency from the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. With a strong belief in continuing education and mentorship, Dr. Rice went on to complete continuums at the Pankey Institute, The Dawson Center, The Spear Center and Total Patient Services while maintaining his Restorative Practice in East Amherst, NY. 

After 11 years of speaking nationally on restorative dentistry, cad-cam and practice management, three years ago, Dr. Rice combined his passions for teaching and mentoring and founded igniteDDS. Today he continues to maintain his private practice and travels the country with igniteDDS, inspiring over 8000 of dentistry’s future to live their dream, have great success and make a difference!
Donald Roman DMD, FAGD
Dental Pearls Speaker (Thursday)
1983 Graduate of FDU Dental School. LT USPHS 1983 to 1985: Director Camden County Free Dental Clinic. Fellow AGD, Assoc. Fellow AAID, Diplomat ASO, Fellow ICOI. Graduate of Brookdale Maxi Course 1992. Private practice in NJ to present. Editorial Board Dental Town Publication.
Dana Rosenberg

Dana Rosenberg is a member of the Partnerships at Earnest, where she specializes in establishing relationships within the healthcare and dental industries. Prior to Earnest, Dana was Director of Business Development at Rock Health, where she facilitated strategic partnerships between healthcare startups and large incumbents in the industry. Earlier in her career, Dana served as healthcare consultant, focused on new product launches and strategic initiatives. She holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from Duke University, and an MBA from Wharton School of Business.

Rhonda R. Savage DDS

Dr. Rhonda Savage:  Also known as “The Beast” served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy during the years of Desert Shield/Desert Storm, attached to the U.S. Marine Corp. Dr. Savage is the CEO of Miles Global.  She’s a former dental assistant and front office staff for 14 years and was in private practice for 17 years. She is the Past President of the Washington State Dental Association and an Affiliate Faculty for the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Savage has been awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, the National Defense Medal and the Expert Pistol Medal. She is a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. She is a “straight” shooter:  an author, a consultant and a speaker.  She lectures and publishes on women’s health issues, leadership and business management.  

Annette Skowronski DDS, FAGD
Dental Pearls Speaker (Thursday & Saturday)
Dr. Annette Skowronski is a 1986 graduate of University of Detroit Dental School. She graduated first in her class and received many Academic Awards including the prestigious induction into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honors Fraternity as a student. Dr. Skowronski is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Master of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, member of American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She was awarded Talk of the Town 2011, 2014, 2015, and is listed in "Guide to America's Top Dentists" 2009-2015. She has attained Standard Proficiency Certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and is also a member of the North American Association of Light Therapy. Dr. Skowronski is also an advocate of a naturopathic methods for preventing and treating disease; and has been a sole proprietor, business owner since 2001. She is always adding new dental technology to her office which has been completely digital since 2001.
Dale Sorenson DDS
Dr. Dale Sorenson received his D.D.S. degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He serves as a Lead Visiting Faculty at the Pankey Institute and was awarded the designation of Pankey Scholar. Since 2012, he has served as the Director of Essentials Education at the Pankey Institute being responsible for the curriculum and Faculty of the four core Essentials classes. He is a member of the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners and served 9 years on the Indiana State Board of Dentistry. He was appointed to sit on the Board of Directors of the L.D. Pankey Foundation and is a Class One Triple Plus Club member. He previously was Chairman of the Provost Committee at the Pankey Institute which serves the Executive Director and is a past president of the Pankey Alumni Association. He was recently inducted into the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and is an active member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Equilibration Society, Fellow in the American College of Dentists, Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, ADA, IDA and First District Dental Society. He is a recognized speaker and educator and has lectured throughout the United States and Canada including the ADA Annual Session, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, Greater New York Dental Meeting, California Dental Association Annual Meeting, Florida National Dental Congress, North Carolina Dental Association Annual Meeting, Greater Long Island Dental Meeting, Michigan Dental Association Annual Meeting and the Indiana University School of Dentistry
Jamison Spencer DMD, MS

Dr. Jamison Spencer is the director of the Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ in Boise, Idaho, and the director of Dental Sleep Medicine for Lane and Associates Family Dentistry in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Dr. Spencer is the Past-President of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine and has a Masters in Craniofacial Pain from Tufts University.  He taught head and neck anatomy at Boise State University and is adjunct faculty at the Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center in both the craniofacial pain residency and dental sleep medicine programs.  Dr. Spencer lectures locally, nationally and internationally on TMD, dental sleep medicine and head and neck anatomy and is a founding faculty member of the AACP’s Institute and the AACP/Tufts Dental Sleep Medicine program.

Evan Spivack DDS, FAGD
Dental Pearls Speaker (Thursday)
Dr. Evan Spivack graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School, completed residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx and a fellowship in special care dentistry at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY. Currently a professor and director of the Special Care Treatment Center at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Spivack has devoted his career to both direct patient care and the education of future dentists in the provision of dental care to persons with special needs. Dr. Spivack has authored several articles in the field of special care dentistry, and has recently co-authored a textbook chapter on dental issues for persons with an autistic spectrum disorder; and he frequently lectures on topics in special patient care in dentistry. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, is a past president of the New Jersey AGD, and served as editor for their journal "Wisdom" for a decade.  Dr. Spivack has strong interests in interdisciplinary patient care, and is currently active with the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry. Most recently, Dr. Spivack was named 2015 Healthcare Professional of the Year, by The Arc of New Jersey.
Lindsay Stevens

Lindsay Stevens is currently the Marketing Project Manager at the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB). She has been employed by DANB for 5 ½ years. Ms. Stevens has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Illinois State University and just recently completed an integrated marketing communications program at The University of Chicago. 

John Sung DDS, FAGD
Dental Pearls Speaker (Thursday)
Dr. Sung has been a Clinical Instructor in New York University College of Dentistry since 1993.  His commitment to education, extensive knowledge & in-depth examination, together with his 20+ years of clinical experience sets him apart as a distinguished dentist.
  • Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • Diplomate in the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID)
  • Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
Emil Svoboda PhD, DDS, FAGD
Dental Pearls Speaker (Saturday)
Dr. Svoboda Earned his BSC (1974), PhD (1978) and DDS (1982) at the University of Toronto. His Undergraduate work involved general sciences including Bacteriology and Virology. His PhD research was part of the MRC Group in Periodontal Physiology, in the faculty of Dentistry. As a practicing dentist he then earned his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, Fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and is a Diplomate of the American board of Oral Implantlogy / Implant Dentistry. More recently, he was awarded the Honored status from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry for his significant contribution to implant dentistry. He was also presented with the Award of Merit by the Ontario Dental Association for his contribution to organized dentistry. Dr. Svoboda has lectured about implant dentistry worldwide and continues to educate dentists about implant surgery and prosthetics.
Leonard F. Tau DMD, FAGD

Dr. Leonard Tau maintains a full time fee-for-service practice in Northeast Philadelphia focusing on general, cosmetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry.  He received his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA and a Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at UMDNJ in Somerdale, NJ.  He is an active member of many dental organizations including the ADA, AGD, AACO, DentalTown as well as being the sponsorship chairman for the Eastern Dental Society.

Dr. Tau is passionate about Internet marketing, social media, reputation marketing and its ability to help grow your practice. He shares his first-hand experience on how he achieved 100% growth in his practice since 2009. This is an exceptional growth level for a solo practitioner,  in a down economy.

Michael Teitelbaum DMD, FAGD
Dental Pearls Speaker (Saturday)
Dr. Teitelbaum went through college at Rensselaer in just 2 years, graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1989, attended a 1 year GPR before going through a 2 year Prosthodontic speciality program, teaching clinical prosthodontics for eight years and working in his private practice in NY since 1990. He received his FAGD in 2001 and plans to finish his MAGD requirements this year. Dr. Teitelbaum is founding Vice-President of the Empire State Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the 1st President of the Greater New York Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a director of the Westchester Academy of Restorative Dentistry, a member of the ADA, a sustaining member of the AACD, was a CRA Evaluator for 18 years and is a lifetime member of the International Magicians Society. He has lectured across the country and is the author of numerous professional articles.

Dr. Tucker has a special interest in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. As a Diplomate of The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, he is exceptionally qualified to manage this serious problem with Oral Appliance Therapy.  Dr. Tucker was named one of the Best Sleep Doctors in 2012 & 2013 by the Sleep Review Journals for Sleep Specialists.  He has been actively treating patients in the Tri-State Erie area for the past ten years.  Dr. Tucker works directly with sleep physicians and sleep centers to ensure that his patients receive the most positive treatment outcome possible.  He founded Erie Dental Sleep Therapy, LLC in 2007.   Erie Dental Sleep Therapy, LLC became the eighth AADSM Accredited facility in June of 2012.  Erie Dental Sleep Therapy, LLC was also named one of the Best Sleep Facilities in 2012 by the Sleep Review Journals for Sleep Specialists. 

Ms. Anastasia Turchetta RDH
Anastasia combines the importance of branding, creativity, personal and professional health into a powerful message that gives her clients tangible results. Her brand America’s Dental Hygienist has become one of the most influential on social media. Anastasia leverages her 28 years of clinical hygiene & 12 years of entrepreneurship by weaving both experiences into her blogs, video content, keynote programs, and marketing for her social media clients. She has been published numerous times in our industry’s publications, presented at many of our industry meetings, contributed to consumer-faced online articles, interviewed best selling authors on leadership & recently received the award Top 25 Women in Dentistry.
Donald A. Tyndall DDS, MSPH, PhD

Dr. Tyndall has been the Director of Radiology for the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Dentistry for over 20 years and is a professor in the department of diagnostic sciences at UNC. A Diplomat and Past President of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Dr. Tyndall currently serves as Councilor for Public Policy and Scientific Affairs of the Executive Council of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He has maintained a private practice in oral and maxillofacial radiology since 1991. His research expertise is focused in 3D digital imaging, implant radiology, applications of CBCT in dentistry and the use of computers in image processing. His work has been published in more than 85 journal articles.

Lawrence N. Wallace DDS
Dr. Wallace is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who maintained a private practice in Des Plaines, Illinois.  He is the developer and founder of the Larell One Step Denture.  He has lectured nationally and internationally and has written many articles in dental industry journals.  He has volunteered extensively and brought the Larell One Step Denture to the Mission of Mercy free dental clinic program across the country.  He has also done multiple international mission trips.  His technique is being taught at many dental schools across the country, and is being used in the faculty practice at NYU College of Dentistry.  He is also a consultant to the medical industry in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery with input in the areas of TMJ, Sleep Apnea and Dental Implantology.