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jan bellows dvmJan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, ABVP

Veterinarian
Hometown Animal Hospital
Weston, FL, USA

Dr. Bellows is a board certified companion animal specialists (canine and feline), as well as a board certified veterinary dentist. He is past president of the American Veterinary Dental College and the Veterinary Dental Forum. He practiced in Pembroke Pines for over twenty years before opening Hometown Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic in February 2000. Dr. Bellows grew up in New York, attended the University of Florida for undergraduate training and Auburn University for his veterinary degree. He completed a medicine and surgery internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Doctor Bellows has received numerous awards in his career including the Florida Veterinary Medical Association Gold Star Award in 2012.

Noel Berger, DVMNoel Berger, DVM, MS, DABLS
Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery

Veterinarian
Quail Hollow Animal Hospital
Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

Dr. Berger graduated in 1988 from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, and also earned the MS degree in Veterinary Clinical Sciences in 1989 from Cornell University.  Following a residency in pathology, he entered private small animal veterinary practice and since that time he has been a clinician and successful business owner.  He was certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery in veterinary surgery, physics and safety in 2000 and provided leadership in the practical use of surgical and therapeutic lasers. He was a charter member of the Veterinary Surgical Laser Society, and served as its president in 2002.  He is first author of several peer-reviewed papers in veterinary laser surgery, laboratory diagnostics, and regenerative medicine.  He has co-authored several book chapters and published a textbook of small animal laser surgery.  He is an internationally recognized speaker, having instructed hundreds of veterinarians and technicians how to use therapeutic and surgical lasers.  Dr. Berger delights in teaching the theory and safe techniques required to minimize post-surgical pain and inflammation using lasers.

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gordon christensenGordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD
Honorary Member of The American Laser Study Club

Founder and Director of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC)
Chief Executive Officer of Clinicians Report Foundation (CR)
Prosthodontist

Clinicians Report Foundation
Provo, UT, USA

Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and CEO of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC) and Co-Founder and CEO for Clinicians Report Foundation (CR) and a practicing prosthodontst in Provo, Utah. PCC is an international continuing education organization that provides courses and videos for all dental professionals. CR offers unbiased research on thousands of dental products.

Dr. Christensen has presented over 45,000 hours of continuing education throughout the world and has published many articles and books.

Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit Gordon J. Christensen CLINICIANS REPORT (previously 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.

Gordon’s degrees include: DDS, University of Southern California; MSD, University of Washington; PhD, University of Denver; an Honorary Doctor of Science from Utah State University, and an honorary Doctor of Dental Education and Research from Utah Valley University.

Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado Dental Schools and taught at the University of Washington.

Gordon is a practicing prosthodontist in Provo, Utah. Gordon and Rella’s sons are both dentists. William is a prosthodontist, and Michael is a general dentist. Their daughter, Carlene, is a teacher.

Rella Christensen, RDH, PhDRella P. Christensen, RDH, PhD
Honorary Member of The American Laser Study Club

Co-founded Clinical Research Associates (CRA Foundation)
Team Leader of Technologies in Restorative and Caries Research (TRAC Research)
Registered Dental Hygienist

Clinical Research Associates Foundation
Provo, UT, USA

In 1960, Dr. Christensen received a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California, and practiced dental hygiene for over 25 years. She co-founded Clinical Research Associates (CRA Foundation) in 1976, and for 27 years directed this well-known dental products testing institute. Subsequently she served as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Currently she is the team leader of a non-profit institute dedicated to in-depth and long-term clinical studies of restorative materials, preventive dentistry, and dental caries, known as Technologies in Restoratives And Caries Research (TRAC Research). She has presented over 1040 dental continuing education programs, totaling over 5200 hours, at U.S. and international locations.

Dr. Christensen has published research on restorative materials, dental caries, resin polymerization problems, disinfectants, facemasks, and effects of polishing on oral biofilm and tooth structure and has been the lead scientist and author of more than 1,800 studies reported in the CRA Newsletter. She is a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the International and American Associations for Dental Research. As a nondentist, she was inducted into the International College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Academy of Dentistry International as an honorary member. She was selected as “A Distinguished Leader” by the Dental Manufacturers of America and a Leader in Continuing Education by Dentistry Today many times. In 2001 she became the Distinguished Alumnus of Brigham Young University’s School of Life Sciences. In 2002 she received an Honorary Doctorate from Utah Valley State University. In 2011, she was named one of Dental Products Report “Top 25 Women in Dentistry” and one of the “30 Leaders in Dentistry” by Takacs Learning Center. In 2012, she was named “Most Influential Researcher” by Dr. Bicuspid.

Robert Convissar, DDS, FAGD

Robert A. Convissar, DDS, FAGD

General Dentist
Full Spectrum Seminars
New York, NY, USA

Dr. Convissar is a pioneer in laser dentistry. One of the first dentists to incorporate lasers into general practice, Dr. Convissar has over 2 decades of experience with CO2, Nd:YAG, Diode and Erbium wavelengths. The contributing author/editor of over a dozen peer reviewed papers and 4 textbooks on laser dentistry, Dr. Convissar has presented over 300 seminars on 5 continents. He practices cosmetic, restorative and laser dentistry in New York City where he serves as Director of Laser Dentistry at NY Hospital Queens.

Textbooks are in BOLD……scientific papers are in regular face

  1. Co-Author – Color Atlas of Infant Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Laser Frenectomy  April 2017
  2.  Author: Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry  June 2010 published by W.B. Saunders/Mosby/Elsevier
  3. This is the # 1 selling laser dentistry textbook in the world.  The 2nd edition was released April 1, 2015.  Translations available in Spanish and Portuguese – and a Mandarin translation is underway.
  4. “Top Ten Myths About CO2 Lasers: Dentistry Today Volume 28 Number 4, April 2009.  Eligible for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit
  5. Author: Atlas of Laser Applications in Dentistry  – January, 2007 published by Quintessence Publications
  6. Guest Editor: Textbook of Lasers in Clinical Dentistry – October, 2004 published by W.B. Saunders
  7. “Lasers in General Dentistry” – chapter in the textbook  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, May, 2004
  8. ‘A Rationale For The Use Of Er.YAG Lasers In Endodontic Therapy”  Proc. SPIE Vol 5 No. 28, November 2003
  9. “An  Overview of Lasers in Dentistry”  General Dentistry Volume 51 Number 5, September, 2003
  10. “Laser Palliation of Oral Manifestations of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection”   Journal of the American Dental Association  Volume 33 May, 2002
  11. “Caries Detection for the 21st Century” Dentistry Today Volume 20 No. 8, August 2001
  12. “A Combined Erbium/Carbon Dioxide Laser for Soft and Hard Tissue Procedures” –  Dentistry Today, January, 2001
  13. Guest Editor, Dental Clinics of North America – Lasers and Light Amplification in Dentistry – October, 2000 published by W.B. Saunders
  14. “Soft Tissue Biopsy Techniques for the General Practitioner”   Parts I and II- September and October 2000 in Dentistry Today – both peer-reviewed papers eligible for 1 hour of C.E. Credit through Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
  15. “Lasers and biopsy artifacts”  (letter) Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Radiology and Endodontics November 1997 Volume 84 number 5 page 458
  16. “Aphthous ulcers and lasers “(letter) Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Radiology and Endodontics August 1996 Volume 82 Number 2 Page 18
  17. “Laser Treatment of Orthodontically Induced Gingival Hyperplasia”   General Dentistry January/February 1996 Volume 44 Number 1 Pages 47-51
  18. “Laser Treatment As An Adjunct To Removable Prosthetic Care”   General Dentistry July/August 1995 Volume 43 Number 4 Pages 336-341
  19. “Recurrent Aphthous Ulcers: Etiology and Laser Ablation”  General Dentistry November/December 1992 Volume 40 Number 6 Pages 512-515
  20. “Reshaping A First Premolar With A Composite Resin To Replace A Missing Canine” General Dentistry July/August 1986 Volume 34 Number 4 Pages 301-302

Craig Crippen MD CCFP FCFPCraig Crippen, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery

Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine
Kelowna Skin Care
Kelowna, BC, CAN

Born and raised in Ottawa Ontario, Dr Crippen has attended three Canadian Universities and obtained four educational titles including his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.). Since graduating in 2001, Dr. Crippen has continued to expand his knowledge, focusing his practice in the fields of Medical Dermatology, Vein, Laser & Cosmetic Medicine.

After receiving his M.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 2001, Dr. Crippen then completed his specialty training in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba over the next two years. He has worked extensively in public and private medicine since 2003, but in response to rising demand, Dr Crippen has devoted his practice exclusively to both medical & cosmetic skin care procedures/treatments at his clinic.

A Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and a diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology as well as a past Fellow of the Canadian Society of Phlebology, Dr. Crippen has trained with physicians who are at the forefront of laser medicine. He has made many educational visits to medical laser clinics throughout North America and Europe.

Dr Crippen believes that to be a competent physician you must always be learning and increasing your depth of knowledge. As a speaker at national medical conferences, and a medical student educator in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, Dr Crippen strives to educate those who are interested in the services he provides.

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Ethan J. Drake, DMD, MSEthan J. Drake, DMD, MS

Orthodontist
Drake Orthodontics
Chambersburg, PA, USA

Dr. Ethan was born and raised in Chambersburg, PA, eventually attending Chambersburg Area Senior High School from which he graduated with honors. Dr. Ethan then went on to attend the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA for four years where he earned a B.S. in Biology and completed the pre-dental/medical based curriculum. After earning his undergraduate degree, Dr. Ethan returned home for a year where he became certified in orthodontic lab work, learning to fabricate orthodontic appliances and retainers and then using those skills to work in his father’s office. It was here that Dr. Ethan really developed a passion for orthodontics and decided that orthodontics was what he wanted to pursue as a career. Dr. Ethan then went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Medicine and a Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in five years from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. After that, Dr. Ethan spent some time in Rochester, NY at a fellowship studying Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJD) and Oral Facial Pain at the University of Rochester. Dr. Ethan then went on to complete his orthodontics residency at Seton Hill University Center for Orthodontics in Greensburg, PA, earning both a Masters of Science in Orthodontics and a Certificate in Orthodontics after two and a half years of training.

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Susan Estep DentistrySusan Estep, DMD, FACE, FAGD

General Dentist
Intown Smile Studio
Atlanta, GA, USA

Dr. Susan Estep presents a distinguished list of scholastic achievements in her field, beginning with the very prestigious honor of Fellow to the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE). The Academy created an extensive, rigorous process to evaluate dentists who are committed to advanced learning, attention to detail, and clinical excellence. To earn the accreditation of Fellow, Dr. Estep had to pass an extremely thorough exam and she had to present her own cases in cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry to a panel of strict examiners.

In 2011, Dr. Susan Estep achieved the award of Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). To earn a Fellowship award, a dentist must complete at least 500 continuing dental education hours, pass a rigorous and comprehensive exam, and maintain AGD membership for three continuous years. In 2010, Dr. Estep helped found the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), a group of healthcare providers dedicated to expanding awareness of the relationship between oral health and whole body health.  AAOSH members come from all healthcare disciplines and include the nation’s healthcare leaders.  Dr. Susan Estep sits on the Executive Board for AAOSH and chaired its inaugural scientific session.

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Jill Ghormley, ND, MAMSJill Ghormley, ND, MAMS

Naturopathic Physician
Hands On Natural Medicine
Bellevue, WA, USA

Dr. Jill Ghormley, as a Naturopathic Physician, proudly embraces all aspects of medicine and stands ready to use the necessary modalities that best suit her patients.  Her vested interest in is supporting the patient’s vitality.  She investigates how a patient’s brain communicates with the body and uses that insight to re-educate the brain and body to work in harmony.  While Dr. Ghormley is trained in and loves doing primary care, she specializes in physical medicine, which encompasses pelvic floor rehabilitation for both men and women, head and neck trauma, neurological delayed development and neurological deficits caused by trauma or brain injuries along with musculoskeletal rehabilitation and maxillofacial rehabilitation (TMJ, facial neuralgia, sinus congestion, Eustachian tube congestion).  She practices primary care through the use of physical medicine through sacral occipital technique, visceral manipulation, spinal and extremities manipulation, hydrotherapy, physical therapy rehabilitation, applied kinesiology, acutonics, cranial osteopathy, muscle energy stretching – to name a few.

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Leslie Haller, DMDLeslie Haller, DMD

General Dentist
Tongue Tie South Florida
Lauderhill, FL, USA

Dr. Leslie Haller graduated first in her class from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1992. She is a general dentist with specialized training in laser dentistry and advanced training in diagnosing and treating tongue and upper lip ties. She is passionate about the advantages of using a CO2 laser for frenectomies and about the amazing difference such a safe and simple procedure can make in people’s lives.

Dr. Haller is actively involved in research looking at a possible connection between tongue-ties and SIDS. In May, 2016 a paper written by Dr. Haller and Dr. Brown was published in the Journal of Rare Disorders: Upper-Lip Frenum as Predictive Marker for Risk of Unexpected and Unexplained Asphyxia in Infants.

She is available to give talks about tongue ties, upper lip ties and why it is important to look for and treat them if they exist. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the International Association of Tongue-Tie Professionals.

dr. hannanvashNajmeh Hannanvash, DDS, MSD

Pediatric Dentist
Little Star Pediatric Dentistry
San Diego, CA, USA

Dr. Najmeh Hannanvash, DDS, MSD, is a board certified pediatric dentist who owns and operates Little Star Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Najmeh was born in Iran and moved to the United States at the age of seven. After some time in California and Iowa, her family settled in Oregon where she spent most of her childhood. Upon completing high school, she attended Portland State University and obtained her Bachelor of Science in 2005. She then attended University of California, San Francisco and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2010. She spent one year in Maui, Hawaii completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency prior to moving to Seattle, WA for a pediatric dental residency at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. There she also received her Masters of Science in Dentistry (MSD) in 2013.

After completion of her final degree, she moved to sunny San Diego and has been providing excellent care in pediatric dentistry since 2013. After learning, researching, and further understanding the issues caused by tongue and lip ties, she decided to open her own, specialized clinic to provide advanced laser treatment to this patient population. Dr. Najmeh states that her work in this specialty clinic and with these patients has “been profoundly rewarding and has changed the focus and direction of her career”.

In 2017 she opened her full pediatric dental practice where she prides herself in using the most current and state-of-the-art equipment and technology to provide the most efficient care for her patients.

Dr. Najmeh is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD), San Diego County Dental Society (SDCDC), San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition (SDBC), and International Affiliation of Tongue Tie Professionals (IATP).

Dr. Najmeh Hannanvash is locally known for her commitment and work on treating newborns, infants, toddlers, and children of all ages with lip and tongue ties with the used of advanced laser surgery. She is an expert in her field and is a preferred provider in Southern California.

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Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS

Martin A. Kaplan, DMD, DABLS
Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery

Pediatric Dentist
Kid Care Dental, P.C.
Stoughton, MA, USA

Dr. Kaplan earned his dental degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1975. Dr. Kaplan is a 37 year member of the American Dental Association, and is a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, Diplomate of and Director at the American Board of Laser Surgery.

Dr. Kaplan maintains a full time pediatric dental practice in Stoughton, Massachusetts. He is a part-time adjunct clinical instructor in the pediatric post-graduate department at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. He has been an early adopter of laser dentistry and has been standard certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry since 2004. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has co-authored several dental articles and been a contributing author in several dental textbooks. Dr. Kaplan was instrumental in developing the first-in-the-country comprehensive Infant Laser Frenotomy class which is co-presented with Dr. Alison Hazelbaker, Catherine Genna Watson, and Dr. Robert Convissar at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

  1. Convissar R, Hazelbaker A, Kaplan M, Vitruk P. Color Atlas of Infant Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Laser Frenectomy. PanSophia Press, 2017.
  2. Kaplan M, Hazelbaker AK, Vitruk P. Infant frenectomy with 10.6 micrometers dental CO2 laser. WAGD Newsletter. 2015 Apr;34:10-12.
  3. Kaplan M, Vitruk P. Soft tissue 10.6 micrometers CO2 laser orthodontic procedures. Orthodontic Practice US. 2015;6(6):53-57.
  4. Kaplan M, P. Vitruk P. “Infant Frenulectomies with SuperPulse 10,600 nm Dental CO2 Laser LightScalpel LS-1005”, Academy of Laser Dentistry 2015 Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, Feb 5-7, 2015.
  5. Kaplan M, Vitruk P. “10,600 nm SuperPulse CO2 Laser Frenectomies and Gingivectomies”, Academy of Laser Dentistry 2016 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Apr 14-17, 2016.

Shalini Kapoor, MDShalini Kapoor, MD, CM
Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery

Ophthalmologist
LaserAway Clinics and Revive Beverly Hills Medical Institute
Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Dr. Kapoor is an award-winning published research scholar, medical doctor and surgeon, and expert laser specialist and cosmetic/aesthetic physician consultant who graduated from the McGill University School of Medicine, a world-renowned Ivy League Institution, with Honors (“Faculty/University Scholar” standing). She is a prominent and skilled, Triple Board Certified Eye and Multidisciplinary Laser Surgeon specializing in Laser Refractive Surgery (LASIK), Aesthetic Laser Surgery for total Facial and Body Rejuvenation as well as Facial Aesthetics and advanced injectable and shaping procedures including BOTOX and Fillers. Dr. Kapoor is also board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery, the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and of the American Academy and Board of Ophthalmology. Active in research, Dr. Kapoor has published many scientific papers throughout the world, presented her findings nationally and internationally, and has won numerous awards for her work. Dr. Kapoor, as a member of the National Association of Medical Communicators (NAMC) has also had considerable experience as an expert lecturer, consultant and medical television show host, and has made numerous media and national television show appearances featuring her work in lasers.

Shelly Klein, MDShelly Klein, MD

Pediatrician
Cornerstone Pediatrics
Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

Dr. Klein is a board certified pediatrician. She graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and completed her residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. After working in Nebraska for two years, she returned to Arizona and has been working in Prescott since 1999. Dr. Klein started Cornerstone Pediatrics in 2002.

b krupp, ddsBernard I. Krupp, DDS

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Cornerstone Pediatrics
Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

Dr. Krupp graduated from University of Maryland Dental School in 1982 and completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC in 1985. Dr. Krupp earned his Board Certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1987. He has been in private practice ever since and he remains in the top of his field by vigorous training in advanced procedures. He enjoys teaching and has taken the opportunities for hands on teaching and lecturing throughout his career. He makes no compromises when it comes to patient care. It’s clear upon an office visit that Dr. Krupp drives this sense of patient centered care throughout his practice. It’s evident that Dr. Krupp loves his work and taking care of people.

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Brynn Leroux, DDSBrynn L. Leroux, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Associates in Pediatric Dentistry
Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Dr. Brynn Lewis Leroux is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and was ranked 2nd in her graduating class. She then proceeded to the Medical University of South Carolina to complete a two year residency in Pediatric Dentistry, acting as Chief Resident during her second year. A native of Maringouin, LA, Dr. Leroux graduated as Valedictorian from Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee in 2000 and continued on to study Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University.

Throughout her educational vocation, Dr. Leroux has received numerous awards, scholarships, and honors. Her most notable awards include the American Student Dental Association Award of Excellence, the Louisiana Dental Association Outstanding Senior Dental Student Award, the Delta Dental Student Leadership Award, the National Collegiate Scholar Award, and the Baldridge and Grace Voight Scholarships.

Dr. Leroux is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and an active member of the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Society, C. Edmund Kells Honorary Society, and Pierre Fauchard Honor Society. Most recently, Dr. Leroux has been invited to be a board member for the Capital Area Partners Cleft Initiative and a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association Go Red for Women project.

Dr. Leroux takes a special interest in tethered oral tissues and airway centered dentistry. She evaluates and educates her patients on signs and symptoms of sleep disordered breathing and provides laser lip and tongue tie revisions for patients of all ages. She is Standard Proficiency certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Dr. Leroux regularly attends continuing education seminars to remain up-to-date with the latest information in the specialty of pediatric and laser dentistry. In her spare time, Dr. Leroux, her husband, Lance, and her children, Anson and Amelie, enjoy entertaining family and friends, attending LSU football games, exercising, and traveling.

Robert Levine, DDSRobert Levine, DDS

General Dentist
Global Laser Oral Health
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Dr. Robert Levine is President of Global Laser Oral Health, LLC, and Levine Consulting. GLOH is a CERP Recognized provider for On-line Laser Training.  Dr. Levine designs these programs for General Dental and Hygiene professionals as well as, Academics.  He has been in the field of dentistry since 1973. He graduated from N.Y. University and completed a two year residency from 1973 to 1975 at the VA Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y.  He remained as a consultant from 1975 to 1985 and was in private practice in NYC from 1978-2005.

Dr. Levine has 12 years of experience in the laser arena, both in academic and private practice.  For the past 8 years, Dr. Levine has been a full time faculty member at Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, (ASDOH). He served as clinical director of the AEGD Post Graduate program from 2009-2013,   as well as, Director of Laser Dentistry.  Dr. Levine has published many papers on the science and use of CO2 Laser technologies for use in dentistry. He also lectures on Lasers and the new emerging technologies in dentistry. Dr. Levine is also a proud co-developer of the first accepted laser curriculum at an accredited United States dental school.  He also works heavily in the Special Care Dentistry arena, where he is able to apply this technology to a special group of patients.

eric linden, dmd, msdEric T. Linden, DMD, MSD

Periodontal and Implant Dentist
Dr. Gums – Eric Linden DMD MSD
New York, NY, USA

Dr. Eric Linden is a periodontist in the field of Laser Periodontal Surgery. In addition, Dr. Linden performs traditional periodontics, bone regeneration, cosmetic enhancement procedures, and dental implants. He has been practicing his specialty since 1985. Dr. Linden is an occasional guest expert in the Oral Health community of WebMD. Dr. Linden is the “Most Thanked Periodontist in New York” on HealthTap, due to his helpful responses to people’s questions.

Dr. Eric Linden was an early pioneer in the field of laser periodontal surgery. With 30 years’ experience in periodontal specialty practice, he trains other doctors in laser procedures worldwide. He has treated patients from all over the world, performing tooth extractions, implants, laser periodontal surgery and other periodontal procedures with various lasers appropriate to each procedure. Dr Linden developed the first “closed” protocol with the CO2 10,600 nm for the treatment of Peri-Implantitis.

  1. June 1, 2016. Laser Use in Periodontics and Peri-implantitis – in Decisions in Dentistry, the Journal of Multidisciplinary Care
  2. Laser Basics – in Dimensions of Dental Hygiene
  3. List of research on ResearchGate.
  4. August 24, 2015. SuperPulse 10.6 µm CO2 laser-assisted, closed flap treatment of peri-implantitis
  5. 2014. Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser Treatment for Failing Dental Implants Due to Peri-implantitis.
  6. July, 2011. Letter published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) in response to an inaccurate and misleading article regarding laser periodotal therapy.
  7. Tufts University School of Medicine Cancer Research Center. Department of Anatomy and Biochemistry. Research on Alpha-foetoprotein and Cancer Growth Factors.
  8. Cold Spring Harbor Research Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Research conducted with Dr. James Watson in biochemistry and cancer proliferation.
  9. Publication of research in the Journal of Periodontology entitled “A Comparison of Post Operative Pain Experience Following Periodontal Surgery Utilizing Two Local Anesthetic Agents” This study has been referenced in two other recently published studes: “Efficacy and safety of bupivacaine versus lidocaine in dental treatments: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials” and “A dose-response study of adrenaline combined with lignocaine 2%: effect on acute postoperative pain after oral soft tissue surgery”.

Cynthia M. Lopez, MDCynthia M. Lopez, MD
Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery

Cosmetic Surgeon
Rejuvimed
Fresno, CA, USA

Dr. Cynthia M. Lopez graduated from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, School of Medicine in the Philippines, in 1982. Soon after, she began a family practice residency at the U.S Naval Hospital in Subic Bay, Philippines, where she focused on obstetrics and gynecology. After three years she traveled to the United States and obtained a medical license after training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL. While at Cook County she met Frank Lopez, another physician there, and whom she married. The couple moved to California and settled down in Fresno in 1993, with plans of starting a family. Within a few years they had five children, four rowdy boys and a girl. At the same time, they built a family health clinic together and began seeing people from all walks of life.

Dr. Cynthia discovered Cosmetic Medicine in 2007 when she sought a local plastic surgeon to help her look better for her 25th medical school reunion. She was 51 at that time and the undeniable signs of aging could not be hidden anymore. The recommendation for a face lift did not appeal to her. Many of her classmates who had face lifts looked a little odd and unnatural. The mid-face are is stretched out but the wrinkles around the eyes and mouth remained. After researching and attending numerous seminars on Cosmetic Medicine, she realized that one does not have to go through plastic surgery to look better.

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Dmitry Nurminsky, DDS, PhDDmitry Nurminsky, DDS, PhD

General Dentistry
DNDentist
Bowie, MD, USA

Dr. Nurminsky has the highest commitment and dedication to the practice of dentistry. After earning M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at Moscow State University, Dr. Nurminsky obtained a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland. He studied at Harvard and held faculty appointments at Tufts University and University of Maryland, teaching at Tufts Dental School and U. Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Nurminsky is a well published author, and an active member in the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Society, Southern Maryland Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Bowie/Crofton Study Club.

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John C. Park, DMDJohn C. Park, DMD

General Dentistry
Hopkinton Dental Associates
Hopkinton, MA, USA

Dr. John Park, a New York native, received his Baccalaureate Degree from the University of Vermont and subsequently received his D.M.D. from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. After completing his residency on Long Island, NY, he affiliated with dental practices in New York, Washington, D.C., and in Massachusetts before establishing Hopkinton Dental Associates, P.C. in Hopkinton, MA. Dr. Park is an active member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Multi-Disciplinary Institute, and local Spear Study Group, where he enjoys broadening his clinical knowledge and horizons.

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Dianne Quibell, MDDianne Quibell, MD
Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery

Cosmetic Laser Surgery & Medical Aesthetics
MD TLC
Wellesley, MA

Dr. Dianne Quibell, MD is a Board-Certified Internist, World Renowned Cosmetic Laser Surgeon, and Aesthetic Physician. She is the Vice President of the American Board of Laser Surgery (since 2008) and Fellow of The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Quibell has lectured nationally and internationally since 2001 and is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She has privately trained over 500 clinicians in aesthetic laser procedures, BOTOX®, fillers, and laser assisted lipolysis. She teaches over 25 courses a year in the same fields.

Dr. Quibell is originally from New York, but she has demonstrated her loyalty to Boston by becoming a Red Sox fan! She enjoys helping people identify their signature features to optimize and enhance their unique, physical beauty. Dr. Quibell takes your cosmetic concerns seriously, and will work with you in a team approach to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. She has a history as a makeup artist with full training in the field. Her knowledge of cosmetics combined with facial anatomy gives her the background needed to properly rejuvenate and recreate physical structures lost in the aging process. Dr. Quibell is very interested in fitness and wellness, but admittedly enjoys cooking and eating even more! She has a particular passion for cooking Italian food for her guests. Dr. Quibell is 51 years old and has had every treatment we offer at MD TLC done to herself and can confidently attest to our procedures and results.

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German Ramirez-YanezGerman Ramirez-Yañez, DDS, Pedo. Cert., MDSC, PhD, FRCD

Pediatric Dentist
Aurora Kids Dentistry
Aurora, ON, 
Canada

Dr. German Ramirez is the owner and primary dentist at Aurora Kids’ Dentistry. Graduated from Javeriana University in Colombia in 1983. Obtained his Certificate in Paediatric Dentistry from the technological University of Mexico in 1986. Certified Paediatric Dentist by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in 2012. Trained in Orthodontics and Functional Orthopedics at the faculdade do Norte do Parana in Brazil. Master of Dental Science (2002) and PhD in Oral Biology from the University of Queensland in Australia (2006). Master of Science with a major in Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Disorders from Tufts University in Boston, USA in 2014. Associated with the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada as an Adjunct Professor from 2008 – 2013. As part of his area of expertise, he has a special interest in intervening early when a problem is developing in the maxilla or mandible in order to correct deviations from normal facial growth and oral function. Dr. R has over 20 years’ of experience in treating malocclusions at an early age with a functional approach.

Dr. Ramirez-Yañez has published more than 20 scientific articles about functional appliances, the biological rationale for functional treatment of malocclusions and intervention at an early age in peer-review journals. He has published 2 books on how to intercept a craniofacial growth and development problems at an early age. Dr. R is advocated to prevention before treatment. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Dentistry, the Journal of Orthodontic Science and Practice, and Oral Health Magazine.

Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC

Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC

Family Nurse Practitioner
Arizona Breastfeeding Medicine & Wellness
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Dr. Riek graduated from Arizona State University with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner in addition to having her IBCLC certification. Dr. Riek employs the use of laser science in her practice to help care for patients of all ages. Dr. Riek is mostly focuses on frenulum release for infants to improve breastfeeding out comes.

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Saravanakumar dentistM. S. Saravanakumar, MDS

Pediatric Dentist
Laser4Kids
Chennai, TN, India

Masahiro Seki, DVMMasahiro Seki, DVM, DABLS
Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery

Veterinarian
Animal Laser Center
Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan

Dr. Seki is the Owner and Medical Director of the Animal Laser Center, located in Nagoya, Japan. Dr. Seki completed his D.V.M. at the Rakuno Gakuen University for Veterinary Medicine. Following training in Veterinary Medicine at Animal Hospitals in Yokohama and Nagoya, Japan. Dr. Seki completed further training in small animal surgery at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Seki is Board Certified in Laser Surgery from the American Board of Laser Surgery. His professional practice includes small animal laser surgery with CO2 lasers, laser therapy for small animals, and percutaneous laser disc decompression for dogs with Diode lasers.

Dr. Seki is a director of the Japan Laser Veterinary Science Society, a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the Japanese Society of Veterinary Dermatology, the Japanese Board of Veterinary Practitioners, the Japan Animal Hospital Association, and the Nippon Animal Hospital Association.

Through his position as director of the Japan Veterinary Science Society, he is educating Japanese veterinarians about laser surgery basics and applications and laser safety. He is also encouraging pet owners to get more gentle treatment using lasers for pets.

warren seiler mdWarren B. Seiler III, MD
Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery

Cosmetic Surgeon
Seiler Skin Cosmetic Laser & Aesthetics Center
Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. Seiler is a board-certified cosmetic laser surgeon and the Owner and Medical Director at Seiler Skin Cosmetic Laser & Aesthetics Center in Birmingham, Alabama. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with honors. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After training in general surgery at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala., Dr. Seiler, completed extensive further cosmetic specialty training, which extends well beyond any traditional residency or fellowship program. He is also a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Seiler completed his specialty board certification through the American Board of Laser Surgery (ABLS). After gaining national recognition as a prodigious provider in laser medicine and surgery, Dr. Seiler was appointed as the Executive Director of the ABLS. He subsequently went on to co-author multiple editions, including the current, of the ABLS examination text book and certification exams (written and oral).

As Executive Director, he currently serves as a trusted advisor and educator to ABLS members and non-members who seek expert training and higher education opportunities in the field. Dr. Seiler also works with state medical boards, health departments and laser safety societies in the U.S. and abroad to help create stronger safety and training regulations that govern practitioners who provide these procedures.

Dr. Seiler has trained and examined practitioners in 11 countries on laser, injection and aesthetic procedures. He trains practitioners for Allergan—the maker of Botox, Juvederm, SkinMedica, Kybella and Latisse—and is one of the few expert trainers for the popular Vampire® procedures. Dr. Seiler has developed his own training company, which provides physicians and non-physician practitioners the highest level of training on the procedures offered at Seiler Skin.

Dr. Seiler has served in the capacity of expert witness for both plaintiff and defense attorneys in civil and medical-malpractice lawsuits concerning laser, energy-based device and and injection complications. These include medical malpractice cases, civil cases and state medical board investigations. Dr. Seiler assists attorneys and/or state medical board representatives to help determine what state medicals laws pertain to the case (laser, energy-based device or injection), what devices can legally be used by the practitioner (physician or non-physician), proper levels of training required for a practitioner to perform the procedure and what level of supervision a non-physician must have in order to perform the procedure safely. Dr. Seiler also provides information specific to the type(s) of condition treated, procedure and device used and treatment parameters, proper pre- and post-treatment protocols per procedure and device, patient information (which types of patients and conditions are good candidates for the procedure), side effects and complications and what should and should not happen before, during and after the course of treatment.

Additionally, Dr. Seiler provides counsel, literature and additional medical references to support his advice and or statements regarding standard of care issues (i.e., typical results from procedure in question, risks vs. benefits, common or expected side effects or complications, rare or unexpected side effects or complications, proper device use and settings, etc.). He educates the attorney and/or state medical board representatives to whatever degree necessary in order to achieve the best possible case outcome, which may include determining misdoing, negligence, malpractice or non-adherence to medical laser law. Additionally, Dr. Seiler helps determine what the opposing side may discuss, and provide insight as to the legitimacy of such topics. His work ranges from simple review of documented material or providing an opinion to extensive case work, depositions and trial involvement.

Annette Skowronski, DDS, FAGDAnnette Skowronski, DDS, FAGD

General Dentist
Dr. Annette Skowronski: Family Dentistry
Shelby Charter, MI, USA

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 American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, member of Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and was awarded Talk of the Town 2011-2015. She is a certified Invisalign Provider since 2001, certified AVADent and Palodent Digital Denture Provider, and is listed in 2009-2015 “Guide to America’s Top Dentists”. She holds a Standard Proficiency Certification for the 810 nm diode and 2,940 nm Er:YAG wavelengths and an Advanced Proficiency Certification in the 810 nm diode wavelength.

Dr. Skowronski has lectured on various topics from digital imaging, laser treatment of oral restrictions in infants and children, critical thinking in dental procedures, and dental laser techniques to dental groups. She has also lectured to students at Macomb County Community College on skills necessary to operate a small business.

elizabeth sugg, ddsElizabeth Sugg, DDS

General Dentist
Ocean Dental
Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

Dr. Sugg graduated from Case Western Reserve University where she completed the eight-year dentistry program in seven years. After scoring a perfect 100 on her operatives, she worked in a private practice in Cleveland, Ohio while teaching at the Dental School at Case Western Reserve. Two years later she opened a private practice in Chagrin Falls, Ohio where she served the community for 14 years. In 2008 Dr. Sugg moved to Hilton Head and began construction on Ocean Dental. While the building was underway she accepted a position at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Port Royal. She was awarded secret military clearance in order to work with recruits coming through boot camp. In 2010, she opened the doors of Ocean Dental and began practicing on Hilton Head full time. Dr. Sugg believes in patient education and that it’s vital to find out what’s most important to the patient before recommending a course of action. In her (rare) leisure time, Dr. Sugg enjoys relaxing on the island, spending time with her three daughters and their two dogs, reading, and traveling.

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Ben A. Sutter, DMD, FAGD, FICCMO, LVIF

Dentist
For Beautiful Smiles
Eugene, OR, USA

Dr. Sutter delivers advanced dentistry for beautiful smiles and optimal oral health. He cares about his patients and invests the time and concern required to sustain lasting relationships. Dr. Sutter received a BA in psychology as well as a BS in biology from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. He earned his DMD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he received numerous academic awards. While in New Jersey, he completed a one year, hospital-based residency at the Overlook Hospital in Summit.

Dr. Sutter is the author of several articles and abstracts, and has vast clinical, research, and teaching experience. He has been awarded Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry, Las Vegas Institute, and the International College of Crainio Mandibular Orthopedics. Dr Sutter also serves as a manuscript reviewer for General Dentistry.

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James Thomas, DDSJames M. Thomas, DDS, MS

Pediatric Dentist
health:latch
Bellevue, WA, USA

Dr. Thomas received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He discovered his love for working with young patients while volunteering at a special needs camp in Bay Cliff, Michigan and decided to focus on preventing oral health problems in the youngest population. He completed his Masters in Pediatric Dentistry (MS) from The University of Michigan in 2005. After relocating to Seattle in 2006 with his family, Dr. Thomas practiced as an associate in Lakewood and Mt. Vernon before opening his own practice – Everyone By One – in Bellevue, and later a second practice in Lynnwood and business office in Centralia. He sold the entire business in April 2016 in order to found health:latch. After treating thousands of children, some of whom struggled with breastfeeding due to tongue and lip tie, he has a unique understanding of the issue. Seeing firsthand how stressful it can be for families, he has created a specialty practice dedicated to changing the lives of these babies and their families.

Dr. Thomas is a member of the Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Support Network, the International Affiliation of Tongue Tie Professionals, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the WA State Association of Pediatric Dentists, the WA State Dental Association, and the Seattle Lactation Journal Study Club.

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Lynda VanAntwerp, DVMLynda VanAntwerp, DVM

Veterinarian
Carrollton West Pet Hospital
Carrollton, TX, USA

Dr. VanAntwerp graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1994 after early admission in 1990. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Animal Science in 1991 while completing her first year of veterinary school. While in veterinary school she did externships with the AVMA government relations division in Washington DC and also at the Oklahoma City Zoo as well as a general practice. She has been with Carrollton West Pet Hospital since 1995. Her veterinary interests include preventative care, senior care, internal medicine, cytology, and nutrition. She has a special interest in the human animal bond and the use of animals with people in physical and mental therapy and the benefits to all parties involved. For the past 15 years Dr. VanAntwerp has been a presenter at the American Association of University Women’s “Reach for the stars” program designed at keeping 7th and 8th grade girls interested in math and science careers. She also has been involved with other career day and educational opportunities for children/youth and enjoys having these students shadow for a day at the clinic. Her other animal interests include sea turtle rehabilitation. Her pet family includes three English bulldogs, and several farm cats, ducks, rabbits and turtles that have all been rescued.

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C Winkler DVMChristopher J. Winkler, DVM, DABLS
Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery

Veterinarian
Suffolk Veterinary Group Animal Wellness and Laser Surgery Center
Selden, NY, USA

Following graduation from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Winkler began his veterinary career on Long Island with 3 years experience as an emergency room veterinarian before moving on to private practice as a small animal practitioner, and currently owns and operates Suffolk Veterinary Group Animal Wellness and Laser Surgery Center on Long Island.  He introduced laser surgery in his practice in 2010 and developed a special interest in both laser surgery and laser therapy, beginning training and education in laser physics, tissue interaction, laser safety, and photobiomodulation soon after.  He is certified in Veterinary Laser Medicine and Surgery by the American Board of Laser Surgery, a certified Veterinary Medical Laser Safety Officer, and a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.  Dr. Winkler offers the benefits of laser surgery and laser therapy to his own patients and referrals he receives from other local veterinarians, and has appeared nationally as a laser surgery instructor for conferences such as the NAVC, the WVC, and the AVMA, and as a presenter on photobiomodulation for the ASLMS.  He also contributes articles on laser surgery for Veterinary Practice News, and has acted as a consultant for laser surgery and laser therapy companies.

Barbara Winslow, DVMBarbara Winslow, DVM

Veterinarian
King’s Ridge Veterinary Clinic
King City, ON, Canada

I love always having new things to learn, new understandings of the body, and new treatments to support my patients. I am a confirmed Science Geek with an interest in many branches of science; I love that I have a career that challenges me to keep learning, and presents puzzles to solve on a regular basis. The bond between people and their animals has always been important to me – animals have always been a big part of my life.

Richard Winters, DDS

Richard B. Winter, DDS, MAGD, DABOI/ID, DICOI, FAAID, FADI, FICD

General Dentist
Hampton Dental Associates
Milwaukee, WI, USA

Dr. Winter is one of Dentistry Today’s CDE Leaders. Dr. Winter is one of Dentistry Today’s CDE Leaders. Dr. Winter has lectured on advanced reconstructive and implant dentistry throughout the country and has published several articles on Upgradeable Dentistry, Advanced Treatment Planning, Reconstructive and Implant Dentistry and General Dentistry As A Specialty.

  1. Upgradeable dentistry, part 4. Winter R.B. Dent Today. 2009 Dec;28(12):64, 66, 68. PMID: 20055040 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  2. Upgradeable dentistry, part 3. Winter R.B. Dent Today. 2009 Nov;28(11):94, 96, 98-9. PMID: 19994825 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  3. Upgradeable dentistry, part 2. Winter R.B. Dent Today. 2009 Jul;28(7):97-8, 100. PMID: 19630282 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  4. Upgradeable dentistry: part 1. Winter R.B. Dent Today. 2009 Jun;28(6):82, 84, 86-7. PMID: 19554910 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  5. Upgradeable Dentistry A New Treatment Paradigm for Total Patient Care. Winter R.B. Inside Dentistry. 2011 April; 7(4): 48-54
  6. Compromised Foundations Require Confident Conversation. Winter R.B. Dent Today. 2011 April;30(4); 110-115.
  7. General Dentistry As A Specialty. Winter R.B. Dent Today. 2012 Feb; 31(2); 156-160.
  8. Cosmetic nightmare! Composite success! Winter R. Dent Today. 2012 May;31(5):102, 104, 106-7. PMID: 22650089 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  9. Advanced treatment planning: one recipe for implant success. Winter R. Dent Today. 2012 Nov;31(11):114, 116, 118- 21. PMID: 23189911 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  10. Treatment Planning for Periapical Cemental Dysplasia. Winter R. Inside Dentistry. 2014 February; 62-71.
  11. Close Encounters of the Nerve Kind. Winter R. Dentistry Today 2014. Volume 33. No. 11. November; 126-129.
  12. Solving Complex Treatment Challenges: Increasing Occlusal Vertical Dimension via Full Arch Rehabilitation. Winter R. Dentistry Today 2015. Volume 34. No. 1. January; 112-115.
  13. Bulimia Complex Etiology, Challenging Treatment. Winter R. Dentistry Today Vol.34. No. 7. July 2015; 119-123.
  14. Rehabilitation of Mandibular Atrophy: The Case of the Prolonged Partial. Winter R. Dentistry Today Vol. 34 No. 11. November 2015; pp. 136-143.
  15. Maxillo-Mandibular Atrophy: Success through Interdisciplinary Planning Winter,R, Kimmel,A. Dentistry Today Vol. 35 No. 10 October 2016; pp. 114-120.

karen wuertz ddsKaren M. Wuertz, DDS, PA

Dentist
Craniofacial Transformations
Chesapeake, VA, USA

Dr. Wuertz has made it her mission to be on the cutting-edge of dentistry and all the newest options available. From making your smile beautiful and your teeth healthy – to the latest dental sleep appliances, cosmetics, technologies and advancements. Dr. Wuertz also offers specialized dental appliances, designed to aid patients with snoring, sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

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Shervin Yazdi DDSShervin K. Yazdi, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Shervin Yazdi, DDS and Associates
Castro Valley, CA, USA

Striving to maintain a high standard of care for my patients my intent is that all professional care delivered at my office will be of the best possible quality my staff and I can provide for each patient. Efforts are made to obtain cooperation from children by the use of warmth, friendliness, persuasion, humor, gentleness, kindness, and understanding. We are a full service office and if sedation is desired we are well equipped to provide that for you. Personally, I enjoy building, flying, crashing, and repairing radio control airplanes and helicopters. I also enjoy sprinting at the local track, swimming, and ball room dancing with my wife Cassandra.

Dr. Yazdi has been providing safe and effective pediatric dental care for over 20 years. Dr. Yazdi is a graduate of the world renowned dental doctorate program at University of California Los Angeles(UCLA 1994) and furthermore the post-doctoral pediatric residency program at UCLA (1996).

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Edward Zimmerman, MDEdward M. Zimmerman, MD, DABLS
Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery

Cosmetic Surgeon
Las Vegas Laser & Lipo
Las Vegas, NV, USA

Dr. Zimmerman graduated with departmental honors in Biology from The Johns Hopkins University and has a Masters in Physiology from Georgetown University. He received his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, after which he completed a three-year residency in Family Medicine in Beaver, Pennsylvania, with a heavy emphasis on surgical procedures, emergency room and urgent care medicine.  As faculty of that residency, he introduced the first outpatient CO2 laser to Western PA.

He has been a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery since 1994; the American and European Academies of Cosmetic Surgery; the American Society of Liposuction Surgery; the American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery and the American College of Phlebology.  He has received the prestigious Award for Academic Excellence in Cosmetic Surgery Education from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.  Dr. Z is currently serving as President of the American Board of Laser Surgery and is an Examiner for that Board. He sits on the Board of Trustees and Membership Committee for the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and has been active with the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

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