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Mae Abdalla

Mae Abdalla, DDS

Dentist
Harvard Rd Dental Care
Guelph, ON, CA

Dr. Mae Abdalla grew up in Kitchener Waterloo and received her Dental degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 2003. After graduating, Mae continued to do a hospital General Practice Residency in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The residency allowed her to treat medically compromised patients that required complex treatment.

In 2007, she married Dr. Daniel Hendricks and moved to Heidelberg, Germany where she worked as a Civilian Contract Dentist treating soldiers and their families. Her experience in Germany provided her the opportunity to work closely with many patient populations including children, Veterans and soldiers ready to deploy.  In 2011, Daniel and Mae joined Harvard Rd Dental Care and made Guelph their new home. Dr. Abdalla particular enjoys working with children and building relationships with her patients.  Mae’s focus is Functional Dentistry that focusses on guiding children to develop to their fullest potential.   This encompasses the mouth body connection, dental and jaw development, nutrition, myofunctional therapy and sleep disorder breathing.  Our goal for each of our patients is to promote oral health by establishing  proper function.

Outside of the office, Mae and Daniel stay very busy with their two young sons, Zeyad and Ali. They enjoy many outdoor activities and travelling.  Mae is also fluent in Arabic.

Mohammed Mohsen Abdelfattah, BDS, M.Sc.

Mohammed Mohsen Abdelfattah, BDS, MSc, PhD

Dentist
Sapienza University
Rome, IT

Dr. Abdelfattah has completed his BDS from the faculty of oral and dental medicine, Cairo University, Egypt and his MSc degree in Laser Dentistry from Genova University, Italy. Dr. Abdelfattah is currently a PhD researcher at Sapienza University in Rome and works in Italy. He has authored and reviewed laser dentistry articles in many international journals. He finished his diploma in lasers in dental applications from National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences, Cairo University, and has continued to complete additional studies in lasers. He currently instructs laser dentistry continuing education courses internationally.

Allison M. Adams

Allison M. Adams, DMD

Dentist
Adams Dental
Madison, NJ, US

Dr. Allison M. Adams, recognized as one of the Top Dentists from 2010 to 2017 in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, was born and raised in Madison, New Jersey, and is proud to deliver comprehensive dental care to her friends and neighbors. She completed her undergraduate studies in 1985 at the College of St. Elizabeth and went on to study dentistry at the UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School, graduating in 1991.

Dr. Adams is affiliated with a surgical implant mentorship at Vizstara, a renowned implant education center in New Jersey. Alongside other top dentists in the tri-state area, Dr. Adams advances her knowledge on progressive implant technologies and techniques. Through this program, she is able to provide elite care and service for her patients at a distinguished institution. Her patients benefit from her comprehensive approach to implant dentistry and her ability to both place and restore implants.

As a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Adams is able to help diagnose and treat both snoring and sleep apnea. She recognizes the importance of a good night’s sleep and knows that whether it is “just snoring” that is disturbing a bed partner, or the more dangerous Obstructive Sleep Apnea that puts you at higher risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes, these situations can be treated with the use of a customized oral appliance.

Dr. Adams serves as an advisor to Buteyko Professionals International (BPI) Dental Advisory Board. Advisory Board members are part of the BPI Team and are recognized authorities on the Buteyko Breathing Method and support the mission of BPI by advising the BPI Management Board on clinical, scientific and dental matters. This includes the review of clinical trials on the Buteyko Method and other forms of breathing re-training in dentistry and the provision of support related to the continuing professional development of BPI members.

Laura Adelman, DMD

Laura Adelman, DMD

Pediatric Dentist
Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry
Twinsburg, OH, US

Dr. Laura is a Pediatric Dentist who has an extra 2 years of specialized training after dental school, and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through young adulthood. Dr. Laura received her dental school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and her postdoctoral specialty training at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospitals of Cleveland, as well as Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry. Dr. Laura, her husband Harlin, and their three daughters reside in Beachwood.

Nadia Afzal, DMD

Nadia Afzal, DMD

Dentist
Valley Dental
Bethlehem, PA, US

Dr. Nadia Afzal has been providing dental care in the Lehigh Valley area since 2008. Dr. Afzal’s goal is to provide customized treatment plans designed for each patient, emphasizing the practice of individualized dentistry. She devotes a significant amount of time each year towards obtaining continuing education in order to receive the most up-to-date and highest quality dental care. Dr. Afzal has also completed the core curriculum and other courses, at the Dawson Academy; the training of a Dawson dentist goes beyond routine care, to focus on overall health and functional care.

Dr. Courtney L. Alexander

Courtney L. Alexander, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry
Stone Oak and Dominion Pediatric Dentistry
San Antonio, TX, US

Dr. Courtney Alexander received her Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State University in 2001. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2005 with honors in research. She joined Stone Oak Pediatric Dentistry in 2005. She returned to UTHSC San Antonio from 2007 to 2009 to complete her pediatric dental residency. In 2010 she became a partner in Stone Oak Pediatric Dentistry and Dominion Pediatric Dentistry in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Alexander is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the San Antonio District Dental Society and the San Antonio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She served on the AAPD’s Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Foundation’s national board of directors for eight years and more recently serves on the marketing committee for that organization. In addition, she currently serves as the chair of the Council on Membership and Membership Services for the AAPD. She has previously served on the Texas Dental Association’s Committee on the New Dentist, the San Antonio District Dental Society Board of Directors, and the SADDS Committee on the New Dentist.

Dr. Alexander was selected from across the nation as the 2008 Samuel Harris Fellow. This fellowship is sponsored by Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In 2008, she was the recipient of the Texas Dental Association New Dentist of the Year Leadership Award.

Dr. Alexander grew up in central Texas. She and her husband, Rick and their two children, made their home in San Antonio, but currently reside just outside San Antonio in Boerne. She  loves reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Pedro Azevedo, DVM

Pedro Azevedo, DVM

Veterinary Surgeon
Anjos of Assis Veterinary Medical Center
Barreiro, PT

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Paul Bahn III, DMD

Paul A. Bahn, III, DMD, DABLS

Pediatric Dentist
Pediatric Dental Associates
Newtown, PA, US

Dr. Bahn of Pediatric Dental Associates in Philadelphia, PA, attended dental school at Temple University Dental School. After graduating magna cum laude from Temple University Dental School, he decided to remain in Philadelphia and complete a 2 year pediatric dental residency at Temple University Hospital – Episcopal Division, from which he graduated in 2008.

Dr. Bahn was first taught about and exposed to lasers in dentistry while in residency, but did not start to routinely use them until he was practicing. Over the course of a few years he continued to use the laser more frequently in practice and take more continuing education courses focused on its applications in practice. In 2012, he started to research more into breastfeeding struggles with newborns and infants. With the help and guidance of some great lactation consultants in the Philadelphia area, he started treating patients the following year.

Currently he serves at the Clinical Program Director for Temple University Hospital-Northeastern Campus’s Pediatric Dental Residency Program. It is one of the largest pediatric dental residency programs in the country. It currently consists of 20 pediatric dental residents who receive first-hand exposure to treating newborns and infants.

Dr. Bahn is a board certified pediatric dentist. He serves as a Board Examiner for the American Board for Pediatric Dentistry (APBD) and is a member of the Examination Committee for the ABPD. He maintains active memberships with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and both the Pennsylvania Dental Association and Philadelphia County Dental Society.

Debbie Basden, DVM

Veterinarian
Cleveland School Animal Hospital
Garner, NC, US

Dr. Debbie Basden graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Her focus is on preventative medicine, trying to help our pets live longer and happier lives. She also treats pocket pets. Being a mother, she is dedicated to a family oriented office. She has three boys and 2 dogs in her crew.

Diana Batoon, DMD

Diana A. Batoon, DMD
Faculty of the American Laser Study Club

Dentist
Bonita Dental
Scottsdale, AZ, US

In 1997, Dr. Diana Batoon founded Bonita Dental in Scottsdale, AZ. A graduate of Tufts University with specialized training in Dental Cosmetic from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Batoon combines her passion and expertise to challenge the way dentistry is done. She completed a General Practice Residency at VA Hospital in Loma Linda, California and has have over 20 years experience in the dentistry field. Dr. Batoon has extensive training in Full Mouth Rehab, TMJ, Dental Implant Restorations and Sleep Medicine. She has been most successful with her patients’s overall health and pairing it with the right treatment. It’s been proven in our office that this approach leads to long lasting restorations and overall improvement in oral health. Dr. Batoon spends a lot of time and attention to detail and her patients’ desires to achieve the right outcome.

Dr. Batoon is a leader in the dentistry profession, an international speaker and an active member in multiple industry organizations. She contributes her time and services at dental events serving the local community. Her areas of expertise include Restorative Dentistry, Sleep Medicine in the Dental Practice, Sleep Disordered Breathing in the Pediatric Population and more.

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Dale D. Batten, DMD, MAGD

General Dentist
Dale D. Batten, DMD, PA – Cosmetic and Comprehensive Dentistry
DeLand, FL, US

Dr. Dale Batten was born in Michigan; however he has lived in central Florida since 1960. After graduating from the University of Florida in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, he received his doctorate from UF College of Dentistry in 1979. Dr. Batten has also completed a number of post-doctoral studies at various dental schools and universities including two, two year fellowships in comprehensive dentistry. Additionally he has fulfilled the requirements and was designated a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1992 and a Master in 1996. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Florida Dental Association (past HOD representative), Central Florida District Dental Association (past representative to the executive board), Volusia-Flagler Dental Association (past president), West Volusia Dental Study Group (past president) and a member and Officer of the Woehler Research Group, Inc. (the oldest continuously registered dental study club in the United States), Halifax Implant Study Group and the Academy of Alumni and Friends University of Florida (past board member). Dr. Batten presently is licensed to practice dentistry in the states of Florida and Montana. In the year 2004, he was selected by the consumer research council as one of America’s Top Dentists.

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Richard Baxter, DMD, MS, DABLS

Pediatric Dentist
Shelby Pediatric Dentistry / Alabama Tongue-Tie Center
Pelham, AL, US

Dr. Baxter finds great satisfaction in working with children and helping them have a positive dental experience. He attended Vanderbilt University for his undergraduate studies where he met his wife, Tara. He graduated magna cum laude, studying human and organizational development with a focus on health and human services, as well as pre-dentistry. He finished a semester early and spent that time as an inner-city school teacher in Nashville.

Dr. Baxter then attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry where he graduated at the top of his class and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. After he decided to pursue a specialty certification in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Baxter and his wife chose to move to Columbus, OH so that he could attend the residency program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, one of the nation’s top-ranked pediatric hospitals and busiest pediatric dentistry clinics. During his residency, he worked alongside the program’s world-renowned faculty and received extensive training in preventive and restorative care, dental emergencies and trauma, orthodontics, dental sedation and general anesthesia, and care for children with special needs. Dr. Baxter is a Board Certified pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Alabama Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

Noel Berger, DVM

Noel Berger, DVM, MS, DABLS

Veterinarian
Quail Hollow Animal Hospital
Wesley Chapel, FL, US

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.

Myriam Berrahil

Myriam Berrahil, DMD

Dentist
Myriam Berrahil, DMD
North Miami Beach, FL, US

Dr. Myriam Berrahil first earned her bachelor degree in Microbiology at The University of Texas in Austin. She then continued at UT San Antonio where she received a Certificate in Cytogenetics. Her Doctorate in Medical Dentistry (DMD) was obtained from Boston University, and her Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Certificate is from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. She also completed a pediatric dental mini-residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Dr. Berrahil has also attended Advanced Dental Modules at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne where she broadened her learning in all disciplines of Dentistry and kept abreast of all technological advances. Dr. Berrahil is also actively involved in many dental organizations. Her professional memberships and affiliations include American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics, Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Sachan Bhatia

Dental Student
San Francisco, CA, US

Gail Biedermann

Surgical Laser Trainer / Industry Professional
Salt Lake City, UT, US

Samuel A Black, DDS

Samuel A. Black, DDS

Dentistry / Endodontics
Gentle Endodontics of Lynchburg
Forest, VA, US

Ryan Blake, DMD

Ryan Blake, DMD

Pediatric Dentist
East Mesa Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics
Mesa, AZ, US

Ryan Blake, DMD, was born and raised in St. George, Utah. Following two years of volunteer service abroad in Scotland, Dr. Blake earned his undergraduate degree in exercise science from Brigham Young University. He attended A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, where he obtained his Doctorate in Dental Medicine.

Dr. Blake is a pediatric dentist. He completed his specialty training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. During his specialty training, he enjoyed treating a diverse patient population and gained extensive experience in providing care for patients with special health care needs, including children with autism, Down syndrome, cleft lip and palate, and many other complex medical conditions.

Norman Blumenstock, DDS

Norman T. Blumenstock, DDS

Dentist
Central Jersey Dental Sleep Medicine
Monroe Township, NJ, US

Norman T. Blumenstock, DDS, earned his dental degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, after earning his bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College. Prior to entering private practice, he served a general practice residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. He is proud to have earned both Fellowship and Mastership awards from the Academy of General Dentistry. For the past 25 years, he has focused on dental sleep medicine. Since 1991, Dr. Blumenstock has attended the weekly sleep clinic sessions at the medical school where he is currently appointed to the Medical Department as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Rutgers University – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Kristopher Bouwmeester, DMD

Dentist
Seymour Dental Center
Kamloop, BC, CA

Dr. Kristopher Bouwmeester, a proud Father and Husband, has a passion for many outdoor activities: surfing, skiing, motorcycles & travel. When not spending time with his family or on an adventure, he’s managed to sneak in hundreds of hours in training on Botox, Migraine, Facial Pain & TMD treatment to better help his patients. One of his biggest passions is helping mothers and their infants with Lip and Tongue tie issues. Dr. B learned from his mentor in California, Dr. James Jesse. He finds it a blessing and and honour to be part of a mother and infant’s journey early in life.

Ashlee Bower, DMD

Ashlee Bower, DMD

Dentist
Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health
Scottsdale, AZ, US

Dr. Bower served as the Dental Director for ACC Health, a national mobile healthcare company for 10 years. She is now practicing in Phoenix, where she lives with her husband and three children. Dr. Bower is a member of the International Association of Tongue Tie Specialists.

David S. Bradley, DVM, FASLMS

David S. Bradley, DVM, FASLMS

Veterinarian
Oakdale, CA, US

David Bradley, DVM, FASLMS graduated from UF in 1987. He has practiced for over 27 years in Mixed, SA, Equine, and Exotics with a special interest in surgery. Dr. Bradley began using Lasers in private practice in 1999. He has lectured nationally and internationally on both surgical and therapeutic veterinary laser use.

Dr. Jesse Brandon

Jesse Brandon, DVM

Veterinarian
Brandon Veterinary Clinic
Leesville, LA, US

Dr. Jesse Brandon graduated from Anacoco High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University and also from Louisiana State University. Before joining his father at Brandon Veterinary Clinic, he worked at LSU Large Animal Clinic, Armstrong Veterinary Hospital and also Elgin Veterinary Hospital. His areas of special interest are equine lameness, large and small animal surgery.

Dr. Brandon is married to Dr. Amanda Brandon. He is the son of Dr. Doug and Paula Brandon. He has 2 older brothers, Dr. Brian Brandon and Luke Brandon. He has many animals: Coby, Maxwell, Abigail, Cricket, Deacon and AJ.

Will Brantley, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Pediatric Dental Specialists
Mount Pleasant, SC, US

Stephanie L. Brown, DDS, PA

Stephanie L. Brown, DDS, PA

Dentist
Clayton Smiles
Clayton, NC, US

Dr. Stephanie had a desire to be a dentist at a very young age and she considers it a blessing to have a career that is her calling. She received her bachelors in Dental Hygiene and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from West Virginia University. Her unique background includes working as a dental assistant in Orthodontics and as a Dental Hygienist in Periodontics prior to becoming a dentist. She has dedicated her life to furthering her education in dentistry in order to provide the most thorough and comprehensive dental care.

Dr. Stephanie is well regarded by her patients for her compassion and understanding. She believes in conservative and preventative dentistry and her goal is to provide dentistry in a caring and relaxed atmosphere.

Steven Browning, DDS

Steven Browning, DDS

General Dentist
Browning Family Dentistry
Waynesboro, VA, US

Dr. Browning received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He also received advanced training in orthodontics, including ClearCorrect, Invisalign, and Six Month Braces. He is certified in soft tissue laser dentistry.

Dr. Browning is a current member of The American Dental Association, The Virginia Dental Association, The Shenandoah Valley Dental Association and The Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Robert Burks, DDS, PA

Robert R. Burks, DDS, PA

Dentist
Dr. Robert Burks
Winter Springs, FL, US

Dr. Robert Burks has been creating beautiful smiles in Winter Springs since 1980. He has devoted his career to helping patients enjoy all the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile. The art and science of dentistry continually evolve, and Dr. Burks and his staff devote a great deal of time throughout the year to study all that dentistry has to offer. Dr. Burks completes over 100 hours of continuing education courses each year and is a member of the Seattle Dental Study Club.

Dr. Burks is proud to participate in the Give Back a Smile program offered through the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Donated Dental Services through the Dental Lifeline Network. Through these programs, volunteer dentists restore smiles to those who have suffered from dental neglect, either from physical abuse in the past or from illnesses that have kept them from receiving needed dental care. There are no words to describe how it feels to give someone a reason to smile again!

Ann M. Bynum

Ann M. Bynum, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Holly Tree Pediatric Dentistry
Simpsonville, SC, US

Dr. Ann Bynum first moved to Simpsonville and opened Holly Tree Pediatric Dentistry in 1997. Originally from Ocala, Florida, Dr. Ann did her undergraduate training at Florida State University before attending dental school at the University of Iowa, where she met her husband, Dr. Matt Bynum. She did two further years of training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, and is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist.

Dr. Ann is passionate about pediatric dental care. Drawn to pediatrics in large part because of the unique educational opportunities the field affords, Dr. Ann sees her office as both a clinic and a classroom. She considers every visit, no matter how routine, an opportunity to teach and motivate her patients.

Dr. Ann is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and an active member of the Southeast Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. She has lectured and written numerous articles on customer service, marketing and teamwork over the years. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their three boys: Matthew, Luke and John.

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Miguel Carreira, PhD, DVM

L. Miguel Carreira, PhD, MSc, DTO, Pst-Grd, DMD, DVM

Veterinary Surgeon and Human Dentist
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinic, Surgery, University of Lisbon

Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Animal Health, FMV/ULisboa
Anjos of Assis Veterinary Medical Center
Private Practice in Human Dentistry

Barreiro, PT

Phillip G. Cary, DDS

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Canandaigua Oral Surgery, PC
Canandaigua, NY, US

Manuel Castillo, DDS

Manuel Castillo, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Happy Pediatric Dentistry
San Antonio, TX, US

Dr. Manuel Castillo is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. He is a 1991 graduate from Marquette University School of Dentistry. In addition to his extensive hands-on experience as a general doctor of dentistry, Dr. Castillo also thrived in academics. He worked as a full time assistant professor at Marquette University School of Dentistry, and held faculty appointments at Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago and at the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine.

After 12 years in private practice and academics, Dr. Castillo was commissioned as dental officer in the U.S. Army in 2000. Major Castillo’s first assignment was in beautiful Monterrey, California, where he met his wife Claudia. At that time he was selected for pediatric specialty training and earned his Pediatric Dentistry Certificate from Baylor University School of Dentistry at Dallas in 2005. In September of 2006 Dr. Castillo became a Diplomate with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and in May 2007 he became a Fellow with the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Laura Caylor, DMD

Laura Caylor, DMD

Dentist
Kimberley Family Dental
Kimberley, BC, CA

Dr. Laura Caylor graduated from UBC with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2010. Dr. Caylor prides herself on being able to help patients of all ages and enjoys the various aspects of clinical dentistry with a focus on preventative care for her patients. Her mission is to provide the best quality of care in a safe and healthy environment, while performing the highest standards of dental procedures. She believes in having an open communication with her patients so that they are fully informed and involved in their treatment decisions and makes it her goal to ensure patients have the best possible experience while they are with her. Dr. Caylor has been living and practicing in the lower mainland, but is looking forward to getting away from the city and excited to serve the community of Kimberley with all its dental needs.

Yuliya Cherepinskaya, PhD

Yuliya Cherepinskaya, PhD

Associate Professor of Conservative Dentistry
Kharkiv National Medical University
Kharkiv, UA

Dr. Cherepinskaya obtained her PhD in dentistry in 2012 from the Dental School of the Kharkiv National Medical University in Kharkiv, Ukraine, where she also received her her MScEd degree in 2015. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Conservative Dentistry at the Kharkiv National Medical University (KhNMU) in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Her clinical and research interests include applications of different laser wavelengths in periodontology and for the treatment of the oral mucosal diseases, as well as restorative dentistry. Dr. Cherepinskaya is a Member of the European Division of World Federation for Laser Dentistry (WFLD-ED), the Ukrainian Society for Laser Dentistry (USLD), the Ukrainian Association of Periodontology (USP) and Ukrainian Academy of Periodontology (UАP). Since 2012, she has been a speaker at numerous conferences in Ukraine; gave presentations at the WFLD conference in Japan (2016), WFLD-ED in Greece (2017) and poster presentations at the international scientific meetings in Romania (2015), Poland (2017) and USA (2018). Dr. Cherepinskaya has authored and co-authored over 50 dental publications on both conservative periodontology and laser applications (published in Russian and Ukrainian-language periodicals). Dr. Cherepinskaya first-authored the following article published in English: Cherepynska Yu., Riabokon E.,Volkova O., Baglyk T. Analysis of the long-term clinical results of using 940 nm diode laser in patients with generalized moderate chronic periodontitis // Georgian Medical News.- № 9 (270).- 2017.- Р. 24-30. http://repo.knmu.edu.ua/handle/123456789/18154 (this article is published in the Scopus database).

Chiyadu Padmini, BDS, MDS

Padmini Chiyadu, BDS, MDS

Pediatric Dentist
Medcare Women and Children Hospital
Dubai, AE

Dr. Chiyadu Padmini has practiced pediatric dentistry at Medcare women and children hospital, Dubai, UAE since 2016. She completed masters in Pediatric Dentistry from India in 2011. She pursued her diploma in lasers from British Academy of implant and restorative dentistry in 2016. She has also completed standard proficiency in diode and erbium lasers and advanced part 1 and 2 completed from the Academy of Laser Dentistry, USA, where she is also a member.

She has an immense passion for pediatric lip- and tongue-ties and has presented several seminars and posters on pediatric lip- and tongue-ties and importance of lasers in pediatric dentistry in various scientific conferences.

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Gordon 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, US

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, PhD

Rella 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, US

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.

Lily (Eun Hee) Chung, DDS

Lily (Eun Hee) Chung, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Smiling Sea Pediatric Dentistry
Los Angeles, CA, US

Dr. Lily Chung grew up in La Crescenta, CA and received her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of California, San Francisco and returned to Los Angeles to complete her pediatric dental residency at USC & Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Dr. Lily is a Diplomate (board-certified) of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Lily has been with the practice since 2011. Her sweet personality and kind approach allow children of all ages to feel comfortable and secure with her care. Dr. Lily is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband and is a self-acclaimed lover of movies.

Charles M Cobb DDS

Charles M. Cobb, DDS, MS, PhD
Honorary Member of The American Laser Study Club

Periodontist
Professor Emeritus, Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry

University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO, US

Dr. Charles Cobb graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), School of Dentistry in 1964, with a Certificate of Specialty in Periodontics. In 1966 he received a Master of Science degree in Microbiology from UMKC. Following two years of active duty with the U. S. Navy, Dr. Cobb returned to school at Georgetown University, from where he graduated in 1971 with a Ph.D. in Anatomy (emphasis on microanatomy). Following his graduation from Georgetown, he held teaching and research positions at Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Cobb devoted 15 years to full-time private practice in periodontics and 17 years to academia. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and presented over 200 programs at regional, national and international meetings. Dr. Cobb recently concluded one year as the Interim Director of the Graduate Periodontics Program at UMKC. He served 3 years on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Periodontology and 3 years as the Academy’s Parliamentarian. In 2012 the American Academy of Periodontology recognized Dr. Cobb as the Outstanding Periodontal Educator. He is retired from the UMKC School of Dentistry as a Professor Emeritus. Dr. Cobb retired from the U. S. Army Reserves with the rank of Colonel and is one of the few Reservists to have received the “A” Specialty Designator from the Office of the U. S. Army Surgeon General and induction into the Order of Military Medical Merit.

  1. Cobb, C.M., McCawley, T.K. and Killoy, W.J. (1992): The Effects of Root Planing With the Nd:YAG Laser In Vivo: An SEM Study. Journal of Periodontology. 63:701-707.
  2. Trylovich, D.J., Cobb, C.M., Pippin, D.J., Spencer, P. and Killoy, W.J. (1992): Effects of Nd:YAG Laser on In Vitro Fibroblast Attachment to Endotoxin Treated Root Surfaces. Journal of Periodontology. 63:626-632.
  3. Morlock, B.J., Pippin, D.J., Cobb, C.M., Killoy, W.J. and Rapley, J.W. (1992): The Effect of Nd:YAG Laser Exposure on Root Surfaces When Used as an Adjunct to Root Planing: An In Vitro Study. Journal of Periodontology. 63:637-641.
  4. Thomas, D., Rapley, J.W., Cobb, C.M., Spencer, P. and Killoy, W.J. (1994): Effects of the Nd:YAG Laser and Combined Treatments on Fibroblast Attachment to Root Surfaces. Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 21:38-44.
  5. Rossmann, J.A. and Cobb, C.M. (1995): Lasers in Periodontal Therapy. Periodontology 2000. 9:150-164.
  6. Cobb, C. M., Spencer, P. and McCollum M. H. (1995): Histologic Comparison of the CO2 Laser and Nd:YAG With and Without Water/Air Surface Cooling on Tooth Root Structure. SPIE (Society for Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers). 2394:20-31.
  7. Spencer, P., Cobb, C. M., McCollum, M. H. and Wieliczka, D. M. (1995): Spectroscopic Comparison of the Effects of CO2, Nd:YAG, and Water Cooled Nd:YAG on Tooth Root. SPIE (Society for Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers). 2394:32-40.
  8. Tucker, D., Cobb, C. M., Rapley, J. W. and Killoy, W. J. (1996): Morphologic Changes Following In Vitro CO2 Laser Treatment of Calculus-Ladened Root Surfaces. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 18:150-156.
  9. Arashiro, D.S., Rapley, J.W., Cobb, C.M. and Killoy, W.J. (1996): Histologic Evaluation of Porcine Skin Incisions Produced by CO2 Laser, Electrosurgery and Scalpel. International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. 16:479-491.
  10. Conlan, M. J., Rapley, J. W. and Cobb, C. M. (1996): Biostimulation of Wound Healing by Low Energy Laser Irradiation. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 23:492-496.
  11. Spencer, P., Cobb, C. M., McCollum M. H. and Wieliczka D. M. (1996): The Effects of CO2 Laser and Nd:YAG With and Without Water/Air Surface Cooling on Tooth Root Structure: Correlation Between FTIR Spectroscopy and Histology. Journal of Periodontal Research. 31:453-462.
  12. Arakawa, S., Cobb, C. M., Rapley, J. W., Spencer, P. and Killoy W. J. (1996): Treatment of Root Fracture by CO2 and Nd:YAG Lasers: An In Vitro Study. Journal of Endodontics. 22:662-667. Coffelt, D.W., Cobb, C. M., Rapley, J.W. and Killoy, W.J. (1997): Determination of Energy Density Threshold For Laser Ablation of Bacteria: An In Vitro Study. Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 24:1-7.
  13. Lee, C.Q., Lemire, Jr., D.H. and Cobb, C.M. (1997): Effects of CO2 Laser Irradiation on Tooth Root Cementum. General Dentistry. 45:276-281.
  14. Gopin, B.W., Cobb, C. M., Rapley, J.W. and Killoy, W.J. (1997): Evaluation of the Soft Tissue Reattachment Following Root Therapy by CO2 Laser. International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. 17:317-325.
  15. Israel, M., Cobb, C. M., Rossmann, J. A., Spencer, P. (1997): The Effects of Nd:YAG, Er:YAG and CO2 Lasers With and Without Air/Water Surface Coolant on Tooth Root Surfaces: An In Vitro Study. Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 24:595-602.
  16. Krause, L. S., Cobb C. M., Rapley, J. W., Killoy, W. J., Spencer, P. (1997) Laser Irradiation of Bone: I. An In Vitro Study Concerning the Effects of the CO2 Laser on Oral Mucosa and Subjacent Bone. Journal of Periodontology. 68:872-880.
  17. Cobb, C. M. (1997) Lasers in Periodontics: Use and Abuse. Compendium. 18:847-860.
  18. Spencer, P., Cobb, C. M., Wieliczka, D. M., Glaros, A. G., Morris, P. J. (1998) Change in Temperature of Subjacent Bone During Soft Tissue Laser Ablation. Journal of Periodontology. 69:1278-1282.
  19. Friesen, L. R., Cobb, C. M., Rapley, J. W., Forgas, L. B., Spencer, P. (1999) Laser Irradiation of Bone: II. Healing Response Following Treatment by CO2 and Nd:YAG Lasers. Journal of Periodontology. 70:75-83.
  20. Spencer, P., Payne, J. M., Cobb, C. M., Reinisch, L., Peavy, G. M., Drummer, D. D., Suchman, D. S., Swafford, J. R. (1999) Effective Laser Ablation of Bone Based on the Absorption Characteristics of Water and Proteins. Journal of Periodontology. 70:68-74.
  21. Cobb, C. M. (1999) Statement of the American Academy of Periodontology Regarding Use of Dental Lasers for Excisional New Attachment Procedure (ENAP). American Academy of Periodontology, Chicago, Illinois, September.
  22. McDavid, V. G., Cobb, C. M., Rapley, J. W., Glaros, A. G., Spencer, P. (2001) Laser Irradiation of Bone: III. Long-Term Healing Following Treatment by CO2 and Nd:YAG Lasers. Journal of Periodontology. 72:174-182.
  23. Cobb, C. M. (2006) Lasers in Periodontics: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Periodontology. 77:545-564.
  24. Callan, D. P., Evans, R. P., Cobb, C. M. (2007) Periodontal Disease, Bacteremia and Orthopedic Surgery. Grand Rounds in Oral-Systemic Medicine, 2:27-33.
  25. Vandana, K. L, George, P., Cobb, C. M. (2007) Periodontal Changes in Fluorosed and Nonfluorosed Teeth by Scanning Electron Microscopy. Fluoride, 40(2):128-133.
  26. Mullins, S. L., MacNeill, S. R., Rapley, J. W, Eick, J. D., Williams, K. B., Cobb, C. M. (2007) Subgingival Microbiological Effects of One-Time Irradiation by CO2 Laser: A Pilot Study. Journal of Periodontology, 78:2331-2337.
  27. Hein, C., Cobb, C. M., Iacopino, A. (2007) Report of Independent Panel of Experts of The Scottsdale Project. The Independent Study Initiative for Collaboration in Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Periodontal Disease Intervention. Grand Rounds in Oral-Systemic Medicine, 2(3, Supplement):1-27.
  28. Cobb, C. M. (2008) Microbes, Inflammation, Scaling and Root Planing and the Periodontal Condition. Journal of Dental Hygiene 83(Suppl. ADHA Access):4-9.
  29. Sweeting, L. A., Davis, K., Cobb, C. M. (2008) Periodontal Treatment Protocol (PTP) For the General Dental Practice. Journal of Dental Hygiene 83(Suppl. ADHA Access):16-25.
  30. Gapski, R., Misch, C., Stapleton, D., Mullins, S., Cobb, C. M., Vansanthan, A., Reissner M. (2008) Histologic, Histomorphometric and Radiographic Evaluation of A Sinus Augmentation With A New Bone Allograft Graft: A Clinical Case Report. Implant Dentistry 17(4):430-438.
  31. Hein, C., Cobb, C. M., Boggess, K. A., Ostfeld, R. (2009) A Chance to Influence the Insurance Industry with Evidence of Periodontal-Systemic Relationships. Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry 30:2-13.
  32. Cobb, C. M., Williams, K. B., Gerkovitch, M. M. (2009) Is the Prevalence of Chronic Periodontitis in the USA in Decline? Periodontology 2000, 50:13-26.
  33. Dederich, D. N., Cobb, C. M. (2009) Position Statement on Dental Lasers. Council on Scientific Affairs, American Dental Association. March 2009. http://www.ada.org/prof/resources/positions/statements/lasers_final.asp
  34. Callan, D.P., Cobb, C.M. (2009) Excess cement and peri-implantitis. Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry 1(6):61-68.
  35. Vandana, K. L., Sadanand, K., Cobb, C. M., Desai, R. (2009) Effects of Tetracycline, EDTA and Citric Acid Application On Fluorosed Dentin And Cementum Surfaces: An In Vitro Study. The Open Corrosion Journal. 2:88-95.
  36. Cobb, C. M., Low, S. B., Coluzzi, D. J. (2010) Lasers in the Treatment of Periodontitis. Dental Clinics of North America. 54(1):35-53. Dhingra, K., Vandana K. L., Shah, A., Cobb, C. M. (2010) Effect of Er: YAG Laser Exposure on Fluorosed and Non-fluorosed Root Surfaces: An In Vitro Study. Journal of Oral Laser Applications. 10:87-97.
  37. Ward, A. S., Cobb, C. M., Kelly, P. J., Walker, M. P., Williams, K. B. (2010) Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior to Nurse Practitioners’ Understanding of the Periodontal-Systemic Link. Journal of Periodontology. 81(12):1805-1813.
  38. Driver, E., MacNeill, S. R., Cobb, C. M. (2010) Bone Regeneration Around a Failing Implant in an Osteopetrotic Patient: A Clinical Case Report. Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. 2(6):37-45.
  39. Cobb, C. M. (2011) Lasers and Periodontal Therapy: The Evidence. The Beacon (American Association of Dental Consultants). Spring Issue:15-21.
  40. Cobb, C. M. (2011) Lasers: Demand Good Science and Good Evidence. The Nugget, Journal of the Sacramento District Dental Society. 57(6):12-13.
  41. Ye, L., Lin, R., White, N., Alon, U. S., Cobb, C. M. (2011) Periodontal Status of Patients with Hypophosphatemic Rickets: A Case Series. Journal of Periodontology 82(11):1530- 1535.
  42. MacNeill, S. R., Rokos, J. W., Umaki, M., Satheesh, K. M., Cobb, C. M. (2011) Conservative Treatment of Localized Juvenile Spongiotic Gingival Hyperplasia. Clinical Advances in Periodontics. 1(3):198-203.
  43. Wallace, S., Cobb, C. M. (2012) Histological and Computed Tomography Analysis of Amnion Chorion Membrane in Guided Bone Regeneration in Socket Augmentation. Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. 3(6):61-71.
  44. Cobb, C. M., Blue, M. S., Beaini, N. E., Umaki, M. R., Satheesh, K. M. (2012) Diode Laser Offers Minimal Benefit for Periodontal Therapy. Compendium of Continuing Dental Education 33(4):April: Available Online.
  45. Cobb, C. M. (2012) Diodes, Nd:YAG and PDT Adjunctive to SRP: Evidence vs. Clinical Perception. The Nugget, Sacramento District Dental Society. 58(10):8-9.
  46. MacNeill, S. R., Cobb, C. M. (2013) Management of Patients with Aggressive Periodontitis. In: Hall’s Critical Decisions in Periodontology and Implantology. Editors: Harpenau, L., Kao, R.T., Lundergan, W., Sanz, M. 5th edition, People’s Medical Publishing House, USA, Shelton, Connecticut. Chapter 85; pp. 225-228.
  47. Williams, K., Glaros, A., Walker M. P., Cobb, C. M. (2012) Randomized Clinical Trials: Is Periodontal Research Good for Patients? Periodontology 2000, 59:32-40.
  48. Umaki, T. M., Umaki, M. R., Cobb, C. M. (2012) The psychology of patient compliance: A focused review of the literature. Journal of Periodontology, 83(4):395-400. Blue, M. J., Cobb, C. M. (2012) Expansion of Atrophic Posterior Mandibular Ridge: A Case Report. Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. 4(4):27-36.
  49. Dhingra K, Vandana KL; Girishc PV, Cobb CM. (2013) Effect of 980-nm diode laser–aide circumferential supracrestal fiberotomy on fluorosed root surfaces. Angle Orthodontics. 83(3):425-430.
  50. Slot, D. E., Jorritsma, K. H., Cobb, C. M., Van der Weijden, G. A. (2014) The effect of the thermal diode laser (wavelength 808-980 nm) in non-surgical periodontal therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 41(7):681- 692.
  51. McClellan, A. C., Walls, S. L., Gibson, T. M., MacNeill, S. R., Cobb, C. M. (2015) Surgical and Laser Treatment of Hemangiomas of the Lips. Clinical Advances in Periodontics. 5:110-115.
  52. Satheesh, K. M., Cobb, C. M. (2015) Smoking: Periodontal Disease and Peri-implantitis. In: Nield-Gehrig, J. S., Willmann, D. E., eds. Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. Chapter 18; pp. 304-318.
  53. Smiley CJ, Tracy SL, Abt E, Michalowicz BS, John MT, Gunsolley J, Cobb CM, Rossmann J, Harrel SK, Forrest JL, Hujoel PP, Noraian KW, Greenwell H, Frantsve-Hawley J, Estrich C, Hanson N. (2015) Systematic review and meta-analysis on the nonsurgical treatment of chronic periodontitis by means of scaling and root planing with or without adjuncts. Journal of the American Dental Association. 146(7):508-524.e5.
  54. Smiley CJ, Tracy SL, Abt E, Michalowicz BS, John MT, Gunsolley J, Cobb CM, Rossmann J, Harrel SK, Forrest JL, Hujoel PP, Noraian KW, Greenwell H, Frantsve-Hawley J, Estrich C, Hanson N. (2015) Evidence-based clinical practice guideline on the nonsurgical treatment of chronic periodontitis by means of scaling and root planing with or without adjuncts. Journal of the American Dental Association. 146(7):525-535.
  55. Cochran, D. L., Cobb, C. M., Bashutski, J. D., Chun, Y-H. P., Lin, Z, Mandelaris, G., McAllister, B. S., Murakami, S., Rios, H. (2015) Emerging Regenerative Approaches for Periodontal Reconstruction: A Consensus Report from the AAP Regeneration Workshop. Journal of Periodontology. 86(Suppl. 2):S153-S156.
  56. Rios HF, Bashutski JD, McAllister BS, Murakami S, Cobb CM, Chun Y-HP, Lin Z, Mandelaris GA, Cochran DL. (2015) Emerging Regenerative Approaches for Periodontal Reconstruction: Practical Applications from the AAP Regeneration Workshop. Clinical Advances in Periodontics. 5(1):40-46.
  57. Newkirk, S., Slim, L., Cobb, C. M. (2015) Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®): Strength of Evidence and Controversy. Periodontal Abstracts (Journal of the Western Society of Periodontology). 63:3-7.
  58. Beaini, N. E., Umaki, M. R., Cobb, C. M. (2015) Horizontal Ridge Augmentation Using Titanium Tenting Screws Followed by Implant Placement. Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. 7(3):11-16.
  59. Cobb, C. M, Vitruk, P. (2015) Effectiveness of a Super-pulsed CO2 Laser for Removal of Biofilm from Three Different Types of Implant Surfaces: An In Vitro Study. Implant Practice. 8(3):14-20.
  60. Cobb, C. M., Satheesh, K. M., Salas, M. L., MacNeill, S. R. (2015) Biophysical Factors Affecting Bacterial Adhesion to Dental Implant Surfaces: A Focused Review. Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. 7(5):61-67.
  61. Holt, A. E., Ferguson, B. L., Gibson, T. M., Satheesh, K. M., Cobb, C. M. (2016) Phosphatase and Tensin Homolog Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome: A Case Report. Clinical Advances in Periodontics. 6(1):21-26.
  62. Cobb, C. M. (2017) Is There Clinical Benefit From Using a Diode or Nd:YAG Laser In The Treatment of Periodontitis? Journal of Periodontology. 87(10):1117-1131.
  63. Cobb, C. M. (2017) Lasers and the Treatment of Periodontitis: The Essence and the Noise. Periodontology 2000. 75:205-295.
  64. Fujii, N., Gibson, T. M., Satheesh, K. M., Cobb, C. M. (2017) Thyroglossal Duct Cyst: Abbreviated Review and Case Report. Compendium for Continuing Dental Education. 38(2):97-100.
  65. Cobb, C. M., Daubert, D. M., Davis, K., Deming, J., Flemmig, T. F., Pattison, A., Roulet, J-F., Stambaugh, R. V. (2017) Consensus Conference on Supra- and Subgingival Air- Polishing. Compendium for Continuing Education in Dentistry. February;38(2):1-8. Available Online.
  66. Ziukaite, L., Slot, D. E., Coucke, W., Cobb, C. M., Van der Weijden, F. A. (2017) Prevalence of Diabetes Among Patients Diagnosed With Periodontitis: A retrospective Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Dental Hygiene. 14:1-7 DOI: 10.1111/idh. 12280.
  67. Cobb, C. M., Kelley, P. J., Williams, K. B., Babbar, S., Angolkar, M., Derman, R. J. (2017) The Oral Microbiome and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes. International Journal of Women’s Health 9:1-551-559.
  68. Pour, M. M., Cobb, C. M., McArthur, C. P. (2017) Quantitative Assessment of Basement Membrane in Patients with Sjögren’s Syndrome and Association with Laminin. Journal of Dentistry and Oral Biology 2(6):Article 1049:1-6.
  69. Myneni, B. D., Cobb, C. M. (2018) A Seven Step Protocol for Non-Surgical Treatment for Chronic Periodontitis. Decisions in Dentistry. Accepted for Publication.
James Collette, DDS

James Collette, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Dentistry for Kids
Kennewich, WA, US

I completed my undergraduate education at Brigham Young University, earning a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience. I then graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery summa cum laude from Creighton University School of Dentistry. Following dental school, I completed my training in the specialty of pediatric dentistry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Ohio. As a part of my continuing education, I am an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association.

Jessica K. Corriel

Jessica K. Corriel, DMD

Pediatric Dentistry
Commerce Park Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics
Fairfield, CT, US

As a pediatric dentist, I do everything I can to make a child’s visit to the dentist as easy and comfortable as possible! I had wonderful experiences with my own dentists growing up, and I draw upon those experiences to shape my own treatment philosophy. My goal is to provide excellent dental care with compassion and respect. I strive to give every child with a positive experience at the dentist because it lays the groundwork for a lifetime of great oral health. I strongly believe in the importance of continuing education. Our field is constantly evolving, and it is essential to keep learning and building upon the foundation of my specialty training to give my patients the best and most current treatment possible.

Yolanda Cox, RDH

Yolanda Cox, RDH

Dentistry
Heartland Dental
Effingham, IL, US

Craig Crippen MD CCFP FCFP

Craig Crippen, MD, CCFP, FCFP, DABLS

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

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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Carla Damon, DDS

Carla Damon, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Carla Damon, DDS
Richardson, TX, US

Dr. Carla Damon grew up in Dallas and began her interest in dentistry while attending college at Baylor University in Waco. After graduation, she followed her college sweetheart to The University of Texas Dental School at Houston. In dental school, it became clear that pediatric dentistry was a fitting path. The Damon’s knew they wanted to return to Dallas to be closer to Dr. Damon’s family. After a 2 year residency at the Baylor College of Dentistry, Dr. Damon continued onto private practice. She currently is in private practice seeing patients and treats complex dental and medical needs at Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Damon is married to Dr. Clark Damon (owner of three dental offices in Texas) and is the mother of 2 kiddos, Tripp and Isla and two fury babies, Leah and Peter. Through her story with her daughter she has found a need to have an integrative tongue tie and myofunctional practice in the Dallas area.

Loay Shadid

Loay Shadid Deifallah, DDS

Dentist
Durham Dental Center
South Plainfield, NJ, US

Dr. Loay Deifallah has 23 years of clinical experience and completed his post-secondary education at New York University’s School of Dentistry. He has made a significant commitment to continuing education in all phases of dentistry. This includes Implants, Cosmetic Dentistry, Root Canals and Crown and Bridge.

Dr. Loay Deifallah belongs to the American Dental Association and New Jersey Dental Association.

Active in their communities, Dr. Loay and his wife hold leadership positions in a range of civic, and charitable organizations. Keep proud volunteer in the New Jersey County Pediatric Dental Program; helping children in need of dental care.

George R. Delaney, MD

Aesthetic Medicine, Functional Medicine (Family Medicine Board Certified)
Elysium Medical Arts Center
Edmonds, WA, US

Luisinia Delgado, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Birmingham, AL, US

Ashley DeSaix, DDS, MPH

Ashley DeSaix, DDS, MPH

Dentistry
Kildaire Family Dental
Cary, NC, US

Dr. DeSaix received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University, and then received a master’s degree in public health from East Carolina University. She then decided to pursue a career in dentistry and obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. DeSaix values her memberships with the American Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Sleep Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society, and the American Dental Association.

Teresa DeStefano, DMD

Teresa DeStefano, DMD

Dentist
Raziano & DeStefano DMD
Neshanic Station, NJ, US

Dr. DeStefano grew up in Bridgewater and attended Bridgewater -Raritan HS East. She graduated in 1980 and went on to earn a BS in Biology from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where she received her DMD degree in 1989. Dr. DeStefano met Dr. Raziano in the basement laboratory of the Dental School where they spent hours honing their skills. Dr. DeStefano is a member of the American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry and the Seattle Study Club. She participates in Clinical Research through NYU’s PEARL/Practice Based Research Network. She sat on the Peer Review Board for the Central Dental Society for 7 years. Dr. DeStefano has attending physician status at RWJ/Barnabas Hospital where she teaches residents restorative dentistry for the last 4 years. . Also a Seattle Study Club member for over 20 years, she completes more than the required continuing education credits per year. You will find Dr. DeStefano to be a good listener and very caring of your needs. She loves to talk to her patients as well as listen to their issues concerning their teeth. She is happiest when restoring smiles back to their best health and beauty.

Michael Dowling, DMD

Michael Dowling, DMD

Pediatric Dentist
Falmouth Pediatric Dentistry
Falmouth, ME, US

Dr. Michael Brown Dowling earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Bates College, Dr. Mike went on to attend dental school at Tufts University. Dr. Mike completed his residency in Pediatric Dentistry through Boston University earning a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies. Dr. Mike has completed numerous continuing education classes in restorative dentistry, sedation, treatment of ankyloglossia (tongue tie) and laser dentistry. Dr. Mike is the president of the Maine Society of Pediatric Dentists and sits on the board of directors for the Maine Dental Association.

Ethan J. Drake, DMD, MS

Ethan J. Drake, DMD, MS

Orthodontist
Drake Orthodontics
Chambersburg, PA, US

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.

David Duclos, DVM

David Duclos, DVM, DACVD

Veterinary Dermatologist
Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic
Lynnwood, WA, US

Dr. Duclos received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from St. Martin’s College, in Lacey, Washington, and received his professional training at the School of Veterinary Medicine, WSU, and his degree in Veterinary Medicine (Cum Laude) from Washington State University, in Pullman, Washington. After graduation, he was engaged in private clinical practice in Forks, Washington, before going to the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, for his dermatology residency. After residency, he attained board-certification status, and in 1991, moved back to the Northwest to become the owner of the Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic, near Mill Creek, Washington.

In addition to his duties as a specialist in the dermatology practice, Dr. Duclos has also contributed to the advancement of the specialty of veterinary dermatology by writing many articles, book chapters, and scientific papers on various subjects in the specialty of veterinary dermatology. He also gives continuing education lectures to veterinarians and their staff in the local Northwest region, as well as in other areas of the United States, Canada, and Europe. Dr. Duclos is well known in the veterinary dermatology specialty for his expertise in CO2 laser surgery and for his interest in clinical photography. Many veterinary dermatologists use his photographs in their lectures and publications.

Dr. Duclos is also known for his discovery of interdigital follicular cysts as one of the causes of pododermatitis in dogs. He developed a special procedure using the CO2 laser, which can cure the cause of this condition in affected dogs. He has published several papers and has given many veterinarians hands-on training in the surgical techniques used in treatment of interdigital follicular cysts in dogs.

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Emanuele Giordano

Emanuele Giordano, DVM

Veterinary Doctor
Rimini Veterinary Center
Rimini, IT

Tara Erson, DDS

Tara Erson, DMD, PC

Dentist
Dr. Tara – Las Vegas Dentist for Kids
Las Vegas, NV, US

Dr. Tara, who was born and raised in Las Vegas, completed her undergrad at USC but happily returned home where she earned a DMD from UNLV School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Tara is dedicated to providing excellent, comfortable dental care. She is exceptionally committed to children, and it has always been her dream to make children smile in the dental office.

Susan Estep Dentistry

Susan Estep, DMD, FACE, FAGD

General Dentist
Intown Smile Studio
Atlanta, GA, US

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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Katherine Fenton, RDH

Dental Hygiene
Vestal, NY, US

Richard Fisher, MD

Richard D. Fisher, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon
Peoria Cosmetic Surgery
Peoria, AZ, US

Jennifer Flinn

Jennifer Flinn, LMT, AMTA, NCTMB

Certified Massage Therapist
Smart Mouth
Las Vegas, NV, US

Jennifer is a licensed and certified massage therapist and is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Jennifer received her diploma in Therapeutic Massage in 2002 from the Southwest School of Massage in Durango, CO. Exploring the healing potential of the body through massage therapy has allowed her to evolve personally and professionally. Jennifer is a results-oriented therapist with a consistent record of exceeding standards and expectations. She is passionate about health care, self-care, and therapeutic integrative bodywork.

​Jennifer moved to Las Vegas from Bozeman, Montana where she had a private practice for 11 years. She specialized in working with clients with traumatic brain injury, PTSD, spinal cord injury, kids with developmental, muscle strains/sprains, and pre/post natal massage. She has been working at the spa at the Four Seasons, Las Vegas for the last four years building on her rehabilitation background and adding elements of luxury and pampering.

Her continuing education ranges from CranioSacral Therapy, Massage Cupping, Gua sha, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, Orth-Bionomy, Table Thai and Thai massage, Lymphatic Facilitation for Injury Rehabilitation, Food for Thought – How nutrients affect mental health and the brain, and Energy Medicine. Jennifer is a Certified Advanced Lymphatic Drainage Practioner and has been a Certified Reflexologist since 2006. Her study with Dr. Cathy Holway and the Neurovascular Institute has been the focus of her work since 2009. She has taken advanced classes in Essential Mouth Work, Neurovascular Flow, Sensory Brain Development: Bringing the Why of the Wiring into the World and Exploring Embryological Flow.

John Flowers, DDS, MsD

John Flowers, DDS, MsD

Pediatric Dentist
Children’s Dentistry of Virginia
Midlothian, VA, US

Dr. Flowers completed his undergraduate training at James Madison University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Flowers received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University. After completing dental school, Dr. Flowers pursued his dream of providing quality oral health care to children by completing a two year postdoctoral residency in Pediatrics also at Virginia Commonwealth University. As part of his residency training, Dr. Flowers received additional knowledge and training in the areas of pediatric medicine, sedation and anesthesia, and behavior management. During this time, Dr. Flowers was also involved in sedation research and earned his Master’s of Science Degree. In 2009 Dr. Flowers received the distinction of earning Diplomate status in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry having completed the two part Board Examination process, a distinction reserved for those who undergo a rigorous and voluntary testing process to demonstrate the highest professional knowledge. Dr. Flowers is honored to have been selected by his colleagues as one of Virginia’s top pediatric dentists as featured in Virginia Living Magazine.

Dr. Flowers is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, as well as the Virginia and Southeastern Societies of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Flowers is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Dentistry. Dr. Flowers is also involved in numerous dental study clubs in the Richmond area. In his free time, Dr. Flowers enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling, and cooking. Dr. Flowers and his wife, Dr. Tami Flowers, an ophthalmologist, live in Midlothian with their dog, Bella.

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Andrea Gamble

Andrea Gamble, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Local Smile Co. Pediatric Dentistry
Redondo Beach, CA, US

After receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Washington, Dr. Andrea Pinnick Gamble went on to earn a pediatric dentistry specialty degree from the University of Southern California and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Program. Not only is Dr. Gamble a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, but she also loves teaching and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry at USC. She even went on to obtain a Master of Academic Medicine degree from the Keck School of Medicine at USC.

Active in the community, Dr. Gamble continues to volunteer teach with the USC + QueensCare Mobile Dental Program. Here she helps provide free dental care to low-income children in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Krista Geisler, DDS

Krista Geisler, DDS

Dentist
Life Smiles
Plymouth, MN, US

I have been practicing dentistry for fifteen years. The most recent seven years practicing dentistry have been here at Life Smiles in Plymouth, MN, which I started from scratch in the spring of 2010. My office is not a part of a chain of dental offices, but is an independent dental practice. I am proud to be a female dentist running my own practice and as a woman, I absolutely love working with families and kids. I work hard to keep up to date on the latest advances in family, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. I believe in using the latest technologies to provide quality, comfortable experiences.

I am a Minnesotan and I earned my bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University, where I also played volleyball for four years. I earned my dental degree from the University of Minnesota. I give back with dentistry by volunteering locally and abroad.

Milton Geivelis

Milton Geivelis, DDS

Dentist / Periodontist
Best Dental Group
Bartlett, IL, US

Dr. Milton Geivelis is a Board Certified Specialist, whose practice is limited to Periodontics, Lip and tongue tie release and dental Implants. Born in Athens, Greece, Dr. Geivelis received all of his education and graduate training from Northwestern University. He holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, a Master’s of Science Degree, and a Specialty Degree in Periodontics.

Dr. Geivelis regularly participates in continuing education, and is a diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology. From 1993 to 2001, Dr. Geivelis was a professor and director of Graduate Periodontics at Northwestern University Dental School, training the dental residents in Periodontics. He has been involved in academic research, and has authored and co-authored several professional articles. Dr. Geivelis lectures about Periodontics and Implants nationally and internationally; and he has received several academic and clinical awards for his work as a Periodontist.

Jill Ghormley, ND, MAMS

Jill Ghormley, ND, MAMS

Naturopathic Physician
Hands On Natural Medicine
Bellevue, WA, US

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.

John Godbold DVM

John C. Godbold Jr., DVM

Veterinary Medicine
Jackson, TN, US

In 1999 Dr. Godbold developed a special interest in laser technology. Dr. Godbold has published numerous papers, articles and chapters about the use of lasers in small animal practice. His publications have appeared in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Clinician’s Brief, Laserpoints, The Feline Patient, The Integrative Veterinary Care Journal and the Newsletter of the Veterinary Surgical Laser Society. In 2002 Dr. Godbold published the widely distributed Atlas of CO2 Laser Surgery Procedures, followed in 2009 by the Atlas of Class IV Laser Therapy – Small Animal. He is a contributing author and co-editor of the textbook Laser Therapy in Veterinary Medicine – Photobiomodulation. Dr. Godbold is in high demand as a laser trainer and has spoken at over 500 workshops, wet-labs and continuing education courses throughout the world.

Melanie Goforth-Moore, DMD

Dentist
Southport, NC, US

Edwin Gonzalez, MD

Edwin Gonzalez, MD, FACS

Photonic Medicine
Shands Lake Shore Surgical Specialists
Lake City, FL, US

Dr. Gonzalez has a distinguished medical career as a general surgeon including receiving numerous awards for pioneering accomplishments in laparoscopic surgery. He and his wife Maritza have three daughters.

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Molly Gunsaulis, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Molly Gunsaulis, D.D.S. Dentistry for Children
Spokane Valley, WA, US

Dr. Gunsaulis’ experience includes Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Member of the Medical Staff at the Sacred Heart Medical Center of Spokane, Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington Dental School, Affiliate Faculty Member Children’s Hospital and Regional Health Center of Seattle, Member of the Medical Staff Pediatric Dental Resident at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Clinical Professor and Advisory Board Member at Eastern Washington University Hygiene School, and General Dentist at the Federally Qualified Health Care Center of Spokane.

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Leslie Haller, DMD

Leslie Haller, DMD, DABLS

General Dentist
Tongue Tie South Florida
Lauderhill, FL, US

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.

Laura Hancock Jones

Laura Hancock Jones, DMD

Dentist
Union Country Family Dental
Morganfield, KY, US

Dr. Laura Hancock Jones loves smiles! Dr. Hancock has a passion for sharing oral health knowledge with her patients and peers. In November 2015, Dr. Hancock was even named the 2015 Kentucky Oral Health Champion by the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition for her dedication to improving oral health for families across the state. As a 2003 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, she has gained valuable experience working in many settings prior to establishing Union County Family Dental. Dr. Hancock is thrilled to be able to acquire the practice of Dr. Bill Tapp and return to the office that she visited as a child–now as the provider! Dr. Laura Hancock Jones lives in Waverly with her husband, Rowan, and their four children–Abby, Sarah, Lukas, and Jacob. She loves to garden, cook, and spend time with her family!

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Najmeh Hannanvash, DDS, MSD

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

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.

Rylan Hansen, DDS

Rylan Hansen, DDS, PA

Dentist
Hansen Dentistry
Apex, NC, US

I grew up in Southern Idaho and Northern Utah. After high school, I began working for the family business as an apprentice electrician. While I enjoyed working with my hands and with my family, I had a strong desire for other career paths. After moving to my wife, Rachael’s, home state of NC, I attended the University of North Carolina for my undergraduate studies in biology. I quickly realized I wanted to pursue a career in health care and I began to see how the field of dentistry perfectly blended my desire to work with my hands and provide health care to patients. I completed my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill. Fourteen years ago I would have never dreamed that I would one day have a career that I loved, that I was passionate about, that I found fulfilling. But that is what dentistry is for me. It is my passion.

John Hauge, DMD

John T. Hauge, DMD

Dentist
Bangor Center for Dental Medicine
Bangor, ME, US

Dr. Hauge has been a practicing dentist for nearly 41 years, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and has been practicing in Maine for the last 17 years. Although he has ample experience in all areas of dentistry, Dr. Hauge has special interest and extra experience in treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea and TMJ pain problems.

Susie S. Hayden

Susie S. Hayden, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Stone Oak and Dominion Pediatric Dentistry
San Antonio, TX, US

Dr. Susie Hayden received her undergraduate degree from Texas Lutheran College in 1987. She attended University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, graduated in 1992 and received her pediatric dental certification in 2000.

She is married to Dr. Bill Cruse, and they are blessed with two wonderful children. While her husband, Bill was in the United States Army serving as a dentist, they had the opportunity to travel to Europe. While in Europe, Dr. Hayden worked as a civilian dentist and soon was recognized by her peers as the “children’s dentist.” It was then that she knew that she was called to work with children. After her husband’s separation from the military, they returned to San Antonio and she entered the Pediatric Dental Residency Program at UTHSC in 1998 and graduated in 2000.  In that same year, Dr. Hayden opened Stone Oak Pediatric Dentistry and in 2009 she co-founded Dominion Pediatric Dentistry, where she continues to care for children as if they were her own.

Dr. Hayden is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, San Antonio Pediatric Dental Society, and is Diplomat, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.

Tracy Hellum, CDA, LDA

Tracy Hellum, CDA, LDA

Dental Assistant
Life Smiles
Plymouth, MN, US

My name is Tracy and I have worked as a licensed and certified dental assistant since 2000. My four-legged son, a male lower jaw-less poodle, and I, live in Maple Grove. My heart is full from rescuing him in his senior years. I enjoy being at the lake and spending time with family and friends. I love to travel to sunny places with my close friends and seem to make new friends where ever I go.

Dr. Daniel Hendricks

Daniel Hendricks, DDS

Dentist
Harvard Rd Dental Care
Guelph, ON, CA

Dr. Daniel Hendricks received his Dental degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 2003. Following graduation Daniel served in the United States Army Dental Corps. for six and a half years.   Daniel  had the opportunity to take care of the dental needs of soldiers and their families while stationed in Heidelberg, Germany.  He is also fluent in German.

In 2009 Dr. Hendricks moved to Canada and has enjoyed working in private practice. Two years later, Daniel and his family settled in Guelph and joined Harvard Rd Dental Care.  Dr. Hendricks is committed to providing  treatment to his patients in a caring way that caters to individual needs. Daniel enjoys all aspects of dentistry.  He especially enjoys giving his patients the smile they have always wanted using Invisalign and Six Months Smiles, cosmetic braces.  Outside of dentistry, Daniel enjoys travelling, exercising and spending time with his wife, Mae Abdalla and their sons Zeyad and Ali.

Avionne Hill

Avionne Hill, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Hill Pediatric Dentistry
Bowie, MD, US

Dr Hill was born in the Caribbean Island of Trinidad and Tobago. After working in private practice she founded Hill Pediatric Dentistry in 2007. She left the multiple doctor office and focuses now on personalized dental care that her patients deserve. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the prestigious Howard University. Dr. Hill then received her doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland Dental School. She completed a two year post doctoral residency at Howard University College of dentistry specializing as a pediatric dentist. Dr. Hill is a member of the American American Academy of Pediatric dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Southern Maryland Dental Society.

Naomi Hillel

Naomi Hillel, DMD

Pediatric Dentist
Growing Facing Pediatric Dentistry
Edison, NJ, US

Dr. Naomi Hillel graduated from Columbia College in 1988 and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1992. She then completed a one year internship in oral surgery at Rambam Hospital in Israel in 1993 and a residency in pediatric dentistry at Mount Sinai Hospital in 2010. She is presently on the teaching staff at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. During her time at Mt. Sinai, Dr. Hillel studied under Dr. Barry Raphael, an integrative orthodontist who introduced the concept of achieving ideal facial growth through proper use of the oral and facial musculature. The idea that nursing, breathing, swallowing and chewing all have critical roles in facial and airway development so intrigued Dr. Hillel that she went on to complete the Alf Orthodontics mini residency, enabling her to use the alf appliance to establish good jaw relationships and favorable growth patterns on even the youngest of patients. Presently Dr. Hillel practices both comprehensive pediatric dentistry as well as ALF orthodontics on even the youngest of patients. With a kind and gentle manner, Dr. Hillel evaluates each child, both from the perspective of the health of his individual teeth and oral tissues as well as his growing face and airway.

Alura Hirsch

Alura Hirsch, CLC, ALC

Lactation Consultant
Vegas Valley Lactation Services
Henderson, NV, US

Alura, who is a Las Vegas Native, has a passion for breastfeeding and became an Advanced Lactation Consultant. She has found her second passion in helping babies with ties and partnered up with a local dentist to give the utmost care to mothers and babies in her community. She continues to educate herself and strives to stay informed in the world of lactation and ties. Her passion for babies and mothers shows with her kind heart and loving nature. She believes in Mother-led care. Nothing makes her happier than empowering mothers and helping dyads to achieve their goals, whatever they may be.

Michael Hodapp, DDS

Michael H. Hodapp, DDS, MAGD

Dentist
Houston, TX, US

Kirby Chambers Hoetker, DMD

Kirby Chambers Hoetker, DMD

Pediatric Dentist
Pediatric Dentistry of Shelbyville
Shelbyville, KY, US

Dr. Kirby Chambers Hoetker is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist holding a diplomate status in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She received her Bachelor of Science and Dental Degree at the University of Kentucky. Upon completion of her dental degree, she remained in Lexington for two additional years and was awarded her specialty certificate in hospital based pediatric dentistry in 2002. She is an active member of the American Association of Pediatric Dentists, American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, the Kentucky Association of Pediatric Dentistry.

Emilee Hofius, LDA

Emilee Hofius, LDA

Dental Assistant
Life Smiles
Plymouth, MN, US

I am proud to be on the team at Life Smiles. I love coming to work with wonderful people, meeting new patients everyday and helping them feel more confident about their smiles.  I just love my dog and would adopt one hundred more if I could.  On weekends, I can be found on the lake and also on my motorcycle.

Kristin Holm, DVM, DACVD

Kristin Holm, DVM, DACVD

Veterinary Dermatologist
Veterinary Dermatology Consultation Services
Johnston, IA, US

My interest in veterinary medicine first began at the age of 13, after reading all of James Herriot’s books about his adventures as an English Countryside veterinarian. In 1995, I graduated from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine and started a two-year position in general practice in the Chicago suburbs. I quickly developed a passion for dermatology, as nearly one-third of all my patients presented with some form of skin disease. In 1999, I successfully passed my veterinary dermatology board exam after completing a residency at the University of Pennsylvania. My career in specialty dermatology practice began in the Chicago suburbs with Veterinary Centers of America (VCA). In 2005, a job transfer and expanding family brought my family back to Iowa, where I began a part-time position in the Dermatology Department at my alma mater, Iowa State. Eventaully, I moved into private practice in Des Moines. Veterinary Dermatology Consultation Services, Inc. was born in April 2010. I began consulting with two specialty practices in Des Moines, and in October 2015, moved into our new location in Johnston. In addition to clinical practice, I have been a dermatology consultant for Veterinary Information Network (VIN), a community of nearly 40,000 veterinarians worldwide. Volunteer work is an important part of my life, so I have served on the Examination Committee and currently serve on the Marketing and Publicity Committee for the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.

Marissa Honey-Jones, IBCLC, RLC

Marissa Honey-Jones, IBCLC, RLC

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Arizona Breastfeeding Medicine and Wellness
Scottsdale, AZ, US

As a first time mom nearly ten years ago, I struggled. Without nearby family and friends who had “been there”, days with my newborn son were filled with a crazy mix of overwhelming joy for my beautiful baby and persistent frustration with our breastfeeding challenges. A visit with an IBCLC steered us in the right direction for solving some of the issues, and soon after I worked up my courage to attend a La Leche League meeting, where we were welcomed with compassion and directed to a variety of excellent resources. Then – whether by sheer luck or divine providence – a friend I had only known online throughout our pregnancies invited me to join her for coffee at a local shop, and it was the beginning of my circle; we continued to meet weekly for the next year, I attended monthly LLL meetings, and I looked for more opportunities to surround myself with other breastfeeding families. My connection with this community was integral in both my breastfeeding and parenting journeys, and I built on it: I made a shift to helping families in a peer-to-peer role, and then pursued the education to become a credentialed professional.

Michael T. Horn, DDS

Michael Horn, DDS

Dentist
Friday Harbor Dentistry
Friday Harbor, WA, US

Dr. Horn graduated from the University of Washington and is celebrating his 13th year in practice at Friday Harbor Dentistry. When he’s not fixing teeth, he can be found coaching Little League or spending time with his beautiful family.

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Kim N. Hort, DMD

Pediatric Dentist
SEARHC Dental Clinic
Juneau, AK, US

Dr. Hort earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Albright College of Reading, Pa. After working at the SEARHC Juneau Medical Center from 2000-05, Dr. Hort took a leave of absence to go to Anchorage to complete a residency in pediatric dentistry at the Alaska Native Medical Center that is administered by Lutheran Medical Center of Brooklyn, N.Y. She returned to the SEARHC Juneau Dental Clinic in August 2007 after completing the program. She now heads SEARHC’s pediatric dental program, which provides special Denali KidCare clinics throughout the region.

Dr. Hort received the Clinical Excellence Award for Dental Specialist 2012 from the National Oral Health Council Executive Committee. The award honors performance while providing clinical services, providing clinical consultations, program development, clinical presentations, and contributions to continuing education, and clinical impact. Dr. Hort also won the Richard C. Pugh Award for scoring in the top 3 percent on her American Board of Pediatric Dentistry certification exam.

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Deric Ikuta

Deric Ikuta, DDS

Dentist
Ikuta Dental Health Center
Reedley, CA, US

Deric earned a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Davis and was accepted into the highly regarded University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco. Deric has completed the entire LVI core curriculum and passed the fellowship exam – at the time he was LVI’s youngest Fellow. Since obtaining his fellowship he has continued his education by taking many more courses from LVI, the Fresno Madera Dental Society and the International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics.

Michael F. Iseman, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Wichita Pediatric Dentistry
Wichita, KS, US

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Andrew Jendrek, DVM

Veterinarian
Carney Animal Hospital
Baltimore, MD, US

Mary Jenkins, RDH

Mary Jenkins, RDA with Expanded Function 2

Registered Dental Assistant Expanded Function 2
Loeta Robles, DDS, Inc
Chico, CA, US

Mary has a been a member of our team for over 20 years. In 2013 she reached the highest level of specialized training as a Registered Dental Assistant with ‘Extended Functions.’ She enjoys working with our talented staff and appreciates Dr. Robles’ enthusiasm and commitment to providing modern, gentle dentistry. Mary values our dedication to providing outstanding care and enjoys getting to know our patients. Married to her husband, Scott, for over two decades, Mary likes to spend time with her family, be outdoors, garden, cook, fly fish, hike, and read.

Jennifer Johannsen

Jennifer Johannsen, DDS

Dentist
Forest Dental Center
Lynchburg, VA, US

Dr. Johannsen graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 2013 and completed a General Practice Residency at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY in 2014. She has participated in several Missions of Mercy dental service projects throughout Virginia. She is a Member of the Academy of General Dentistry and American Dental Association and completed the Osteoready implant placement mini-residency in 2014.

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Suzanne Juel, IBCLC, RLC, CLC

Lactation Consultant
Bayou City Breastfeeding
Kingwood, TX, US

Suzanne began her career as a Breastfeeding Educator, and founded Merry-Go-Round in Kingwood in 2003. Merry-Go-Round quickly became known as the go-to resource for new parents in the area as it provided everything from private practice lactation consultations to breast pump rentals to hosting a weekly breastfeeding support group. While in private practice, Suzanne provided comprehensive lactation support to thousands of local mothers in the North Houston area and became known for her expertise in handling complex breastfeeding issues. In 2010, she received the Family Time Woman of Achievement in Business Award, recognizing the contributions that her business had made to the community. (Link to article here).

In 2014, Suzanne transitioned from private practice to working for The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. While working at the hospital, Suzanne not only provided lactation support to mothers in the early postpartum period, but she also was instrumental in helping the hospital attain and maintain the Baby-Friendly designation. In 2015, she also began working with Dr. James Liu at Adult and ENT & Allergy of The Woodlands to provide lactation support for mothers and babies with complex breastfeeding issues caused by tethered oral tissue (Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie). In 2016, Suzanne was excited to return to Private Practice, this time with Tessa Gardin, IBCLC, founding Bayou City Breastfeeding to provide in-home lactation consultations to mothers in Central and North Houston.

Over her lactation career, Suzanne has continued to pursue additional lactation training and certifications, becoming a Certified Lactation Counselor and eventually an International Certified Lactation Consultant. She continues to pursue advanced lactation training to further her knowledge by taking classes and attending conferences. She is a member of ILCA (International Lactation Consultant Association), USLCA (United States Lactation Consultant Association), HALCEA (Houston Area Lactation Consultant and Educator Association) and IATP (International Association of Tongue-Tie Professionals).

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Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS

Martin A. Kaplan, DMD, DABLS
Faculty of the American Laser Study Club

Pediatric Dentist
Dentistry by Dr. David
Bolton, MA, US

Dr. Kaplan earned his dental degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1975. While attending dental school he became involved with the pediatric dental department and was captivated by the comprehensive nature of the program and the ability to treat the youngest of patients and direct them to better oral and physical health.

Upon graduating from Tufts he was accepted into a pediatric dental residency program at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center where he received his certification as a pediatric dentist.

Following the residency, he opened his pediatric dental practice in Stoughton, Massachusetts. In 2003, Dr. Kaplan became interested in dental lasers and became an early adopter of this new treatment modality. He became laser certified through the Academy of Laser Dentistry and recently achieved his Fellowship stasis. He has been a long time contributing member and lecturer in the academy and has been a volunteer laser instructor at Tufts Dental School in the post-graduate pediatric dental department for the past 10 years. In 2015 he was instrumental in developing the first in the country “Infant Laser Frenectomy” training class through the continuing education department at the dental school. The class has been attended by dentists and physicians from around the globe.

Dr. Kaplan is a 41 year member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry, the American Board of Laser Surgery, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition, Breastfeeding USA plus multiple other professional organizations.

Recently he also become a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery and is its first ever director of Dental Laser Surgery.

Dr. Kaplan has authored several articles both dental and breastfeeding related. His recently co-authored publication, Color Atlas of Infant Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Frenectomy co-authored with Robert Convissar, DDS; Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, is currently being reviewed by Gordon Christensen of the Clinicians Report.

  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 proceduresOrthodontic 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.
Radhika Kapoor

Radhika Kapoor, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Hoboken Smile Specialists
Hoboken, NJ, US

Dr. Radhika Kapoor, a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey. She has extensive experience and sincerity to pediatric oral health care. She is passionate about working with children and their families in a fun and gentle manner. Furthermore, Dr. Kapoor’s strong educational foundation allows her to share a wealth of knowledge of oral health as it relates to overall wellness.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, focusing on areas of child development, at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she truly refined her education of child behavior and anxiety reducing techniques.

She then continued at Columbia University to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While at Columbia, she held leadership positions with the AAPD and Give Kids a Smile. She received numerous academic honors and was published in the NY State Dental Journal for her work on Ectodermal Dysplasia. Her passion for children’s dental health and community service was further solidified during her volunteer work, including a mission to Naranjito, Dominican Republic.


She had the privilege of completing her pediatric dental residency training at well renowned Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC, where she received extensive training and experience in treating patients with special health care needs, sedation, trauma, general anesthesia, and interceptive orthodontics. Dr. Kapoor is also an active member of the ADA and AAPD and is credentialed in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support.

Shalini Kapoor, MD

Shalini Kapoor, MD, CM, DABLS

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

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.

Eric Kempter, DDS

Eric Kempter, DDS

Dentist
Kempter Holistic Dentistry
Concord, NC, US

John Kempter, DDS

John Kempter, DDS

Dentist
Kempter Holistic Dentistry
Concord, NC, US

Natasha Khurana, DDS, IBCLC

Natasha Khurana, DDS, IBCLC

Pediatric Dentist and Lactation Consultant
Sporting Smiles
Gainesville, VA, US

Dr. Khurana is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She earned her dental degree from the University of Maryland and attended New York University’s College of Dentistry for her specialty training. At NYU, Dr. Khurana supervised undergraduate dental students and provided treatment in complex cases involving patients with special needs.

To this day, she maintains a profound interest in her work with children and adults who have rare health conditions, syndromes, and genetic disorders. She enthusiastically collaborates with other dental and medical specialists, including occupational and speech therapists, to ensure that every patient receives the best comprehensive care possible.

Dr. Khurana is not only a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, she is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She is one of the first dual board certified pediatric dental and lactation specialists in the country.

Laurie King, RDH

Laurie King, RDH

Dental Hygiene
Elder Dental Hygiene
Palm Desert, CA, US

Laurie King has been a practicing dental hygienist for over 35 years having graduated from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Dental Medicine. She was guided in her career by an outstanding dentist and mentor, Dr. William Shellenberger, who instilled in her the importance of continual and advanced education.

Having completed both Bachelors and Masters Degrees, Laurie went back to school to attain and additional licensure, Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP). This license grants her the freedom to practice outside of the traditional dental office. Her experiences and skills far exceed those of a traditional dental hygienist making her uniquely qualified to care for Seniors either in their homes or in a care facility.

Shelly Klein, MD

Shelly Klein, MD, DABLS

Pediatrician
Cornerstone Pediatrics
Prescott Valley, AZ, US

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.

kirk kollmann, dmd

Kirk Kollmann, DMD

Pediatric Dentist
Dentistry for Kids
Chicago, IL, US

Dr. Kirk Kollmann graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and received his pediatric dental degree from Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. Keeping with his hospital background, he is a clinical instructor and volunteers his time working with the Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Team at Children’s Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kollmann has taken extensive continuing education in the field of Orafacial Myofunctional Therapist by the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. He serves as a spokesperson for the Chicago Dental Society and is involved in various aspects of organized dentistry.

David Kornstein

David Kornstein, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry
Wake Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
Raleigh, NC, US

I have constantly been amazed at how rewarding pediatric dentistry has been to me. Each and every day, my little patients’ playfulness, creativity, and imagination have given me so much to be thankful for and proud of. Treating children at such young ages allows me to help instill in them a great sense of the importance that our oral health has for our overall health, confidence, and self-esteem. My goal is to make sure that the children I treat leave our practice excited to return again.

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Bernard I. Krupp, DDS

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Krupp Center Maxillofacial, Oral & Cosmetic Surgery
Towson, MD, US

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.

Bharat Kundnani, DDS, FAGD

Bharat Kundnani, DDS, FAGD

Dentist
Hershey Plaza Dental Center
Bloomington, IL, US

Dr. Kundnani, DDS, FAGD is an esteemed member of the Doctor Mastery Program. The five-year program consists of clinical training conducted by world renowned clinicians, from building on foundational skills and advancing to mastery of the most complex dental care.

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Dr. Kate Lambert

Katherine Lambert, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Spangler, Rohlfing, & Lambert Pediatric Dentistry
Winston Salem, NC, US

Dr. Kate graduated with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelors of Science in Public Health, before returning to UNC to earn her Doctorate of Dental Surgery with Distinction. She left the southern part of heaven for two years to train at the University of Florida – Shands Hospital, where she completed her residency and obtained her graduate certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. During residency, Dr. Kate specialized in comprehensive pediatric dentistry as well as infant oral health, children with special health care needs, and craniofacial anomalies. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Dentistry of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and volunteers her time to serve on the WFBMC Craniofacial Team. In 2013 she received the Mary J. Hauk Memorial Scholarship through the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association, which is awarded to one specialist a year in their field for her research and work within the team environment.

Dr. Kate is an adjunct assistant professor on the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill and loves being able to go back to UNC and spend time with the dental students. Dr. Kate enjoys being active in her community and is involved in the Triad through the Junior League. She enjoys baking, training for triathlons, and any other reason to spend time outside with her husband, Trey, their new baby Ransome, and their dog, Harper.

Lynn Lamont, BSc, DDS

Dentist
Dr. Lynn Lamont
Saint John, NB, CA

Greg Lane, DMD

Greg Lane, DMD

Dentistry
Lane Center for Advanced Dentistry
Greensburg, PA, US

Dr. Lane focuses his attention on current technology and cosmetic and general dentistry; he has kept current with advances in dentistry through continuing education, perfecting his skills in aesthetic dentistry with clinical training at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI), The Ross Nash Institute, dental laser studies at the Institute for Advanced Dental Technology, the CEREC 3 Clinical Mentor program for Patterson Dental – Pittsburgh Branch, and CAD CAM training in Aesthetic Dentistry. In addition to general and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Lane specializes in neuromuscular dentistry, which looks at the joints, muscles, nerves, and teeth as a whole system. Misalignments in this system can result in a variety of chronic conditions, from headaches and pain in the neck and shoulders to sleep apnea and depression.

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Fiona Lee, VMD, DACVD, MBA

Veterinary Dermatologist
Mount Laurel Animal Hospital
Washington, DC, US

I grew up in NY/NJ with a flawless accent and attended New York University for my undergraduate studies in Chemistry. During this time, I performed research with the human side of medicine, volunteered with a general practitioner veterinarian, and took an elective course in goat husbandry. Realizing that a career in veterinary medicine could combine these diverse interests, I attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. Despite the lack of goats in New York City, I returned to the city for my rotating internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners.

While the subject of dermatology had always interested me (it may have been in the NY/NJ water as my brother is a human dermatologist), what I found most compelling about the specialty was that I could see the problem AND the owner could see the problem. Together, we could make a formidable team to help diagnose, treat, and monitor their pet’s dermatologic disease. Therefore, despite the lack of New York City in Philadelphia, I returned to the University of Pennsylvania for my dermatology residency and became board certified.

Brynn Leroux, DDS

Brynn L. Leroux, DDS

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

Dr. Brynn Leroux is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and was ranked 2nd in her graduating class. She completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the Medical University of South Carolina, acting as Chief Resident. A native of Maringouin, LA, Dr. Leroux graduated as Valedictorian from Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee and continued on to study Biological Sciences at LSU in Baton Rouge. Dr. Leroux is a partner in Associates in Pediatric Dentistry, a group practice with 4 locations serving the Greater Baton Rouge area. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and has begun the certification process through the American Board of Laser Surgery. Dr. Leroux has completed Standard Proficiency certification by the Academy of Laser Dentistry. She is an active member of numerous local and national dental organizations and honorary societies, including the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, OKU National Dental Society, C.E. Kells Honorary Society, and Pierre Fauchard Honor Society.

After being personally affected by tongue tie and sleep disordered breathing, Dr. Leroux has taken a special interest in tethered oral tissues, airway centered dentistry, sleep medicine, and interceptive orthodontics. She is a TOTS trained professional, an active member and speaker of the American Laser Study Club, and a founding member of the International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP), in which she currently serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer. She evaluates her patients for signs and symptoms of tethered oral tissues and sleep disordered breathing and provides laser lip and tongue tie revisions from birth through adulthood using the Light Scalpel CO2 laser. Her practice can offer any level of sedation or anesthesia “in house” as needed to provide patients with the most thorough, positive, and safest laser revision experience. Dr. Leroux works closely with a team of local lactation consultants, therapists, bodyworkers, pediatricians, and ENTs to ensure collaboration, follow through, and comprehensive care for her patients. 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, traveling, and spending time at their lake house.

Dr. Lauren Levine

Lauren Levine, DMD

Dentist
Hamilton Dental Associates
Robbinsville, NJ, US

Dr. Levine knew from a very young age that she had a passion for pediatric dentistry. Born and raised in South Jersey, Dr. Levine received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Muhlenberg College. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University School of Dentistry, earning the American Dental Association Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Predoctoral Award and graduating Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Levine then completed a pediatric specialty residency at Temple University’s Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia.Dr. Levine loves bringing smiles to children and makes her patients’ oral health care her top priority. She is a member of the America Dental Association as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.Dr. Levine is married and has two children. She enjoys music, traveling, attending sporting events and going down the shore with her family.

Robert Levine, DDS

Robert Levine, DDS

General Dentist
Global Laser Oral Health
Scottsdale, AZ, US

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.

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Malcolm Levinkind, BSc, MSc, PhD, FDS RCS

Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Malcolm Levinkind
London, GB

After qualifying from University College Hospital in 1978, I spent a short period working in both general practice and in the hospital sector in the UK. I moved to South Africa where I worked for two years in private practice. I returned to the UK to start my MSc in Paediatric Dentistry under Professor Winter at the Eastman Dental Hospital. I then spent over 12 years working as a full-time Lecturer and was promoted to Senior Lecturer at the Royal London Hospital. As part of my duties I was in charge of the Children’s Dental Trauma Unit and the clinical aspects of the MSc in Paediatric Dentistry.

In 1988 I was awarded the Colgate Prize for my research on “Electronic detection of dental caries”. Whilst retaining my connection with The Royal London Hospital for a further two years on an honorary basis, I worked for Procter & Gamble as a Senior Dental Advisor. I carried out research and contributed significantly to the company in several areas of oral health improvement. After leaving Procter & Gamble, I started my own Private Specialist Paediatric Practice as well as working part-time as a Senior Dental Officer, Paediatric Special Needs, in the Community Dental Service. I have now been in full-time, Private, Specialist Paediatric Practice since 1997. During this period I have also held the post of Honorary Senior Research Fellow at The Eastman Dental Institute.

In addition, I have also undertaken training in Osteopathic and Chiropractic techniques and work with complementary and conventionally trained clinicians to manage patients who require multi-disciplinary treatment.

I am a founder member of The Harley Street Paediatric Group and have two London-based practices: one in East Finchley (N2 9EL) and the other in Weymouth Street (W1G 7DB). I provide the full range of specialist paediatric dental care from routine primary care to comprehensive restorative and surgical treatment. In the East Finchley practice I have integrated lasers fully into my practice and can treat hard and soft tissues with lasers as an alternative to scalpel, scissors and drill. If necessary, in addition to conventional local anaesthesia I provide Photo-Bio-Modulation (PBM) or Cold Laser treatment for speeding up healing and helping with pain control. Should it be necessary, I can also provide treatment under oral and inhalational (happy gas) sedation or under general anaesthesia. To provide treatment under general anaesthesia I have privileges at; The Harley Street Clinic, The Portland Hospital and The Cromwell Hospital.

Over the span of my career I participated in many charities and have held positions on various committees including The British Society for Paediatric Dentistry. For Alpha Omega, I was honorary consultant at Ravenswood Village, a residential home for about 200 individuals with a range of special needs. The oral health scheme that I ran at Ravenswood for over 13 years was awarded several prizes and gained international acclaim.

Currently, I am Chairman of the Board of the International Affiliation of tongue-tie Professionals I have held this position since 2015.

Bill Lewis, DVM

William Lewis, DVM

Veterinarian
Lincoln Highway Veterinary Clinic
Lancaster, PA, US

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Eric T. Linden, DMD, MSD

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

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”.

Alexis Linnebur, DMD

General Dentist
Dental Resident at OSF Healthcare
Peoria, IL, US

Steven C. Lockett, DMD

Dentist
Comprehensive Dental
Renton, WA, US

Dr. Steven Lockett earned his BS degrees in Biology and Chemistry at Western Washington University (1977) and his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA (1980). Dr. Lockett is a member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, King County Dental Association, and belongs to the Seattle Study Club, the TMJ/TMD/Periodontal Study Club, and Core Sleep Medicine Study Club. He is actively involved in the study of sleep medicine and has completed a variety of courses on the subject, including the Jeff Rouse Lecture Series.

Cynthia M. Lopez, MD

Cynthia M. Lopez, MD, DABLS

Cosmetic Surgeon
Rejuvimed
Fresno, CA, US

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.

Laura Lukin, DDS

Laura Lukin, DDS

Dentist
McKaskle Family Dentistry
Sugar Land, TX, US

Dr. Laura Lukin graduated from the University of Texas Dental School in Houston in 2006. Dr. Laura spent her undergraduate years in Austin at The University of Texas where she graduated with a BA in Biology. She has practiced dentistry alongside Dr. Derek McKaskle for over ten years. Dr. Laura is passionate about building patient relationships based on comfort and trust. She is committed to providing her patients with the most conservative and lasting dentistry possible. Dr. Laura is an active member of a Spear Dental Education Study club and an active Faculty Club member with Spear Education.

Dr. Laura and her husband Mark adore their three precious daughters, Danielle, Gabrielle, and Camille. In her free time Dr. Laura enjoys long distance running, traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors.

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Ross Mahowald, DVM

Ross Mahowald, DVM

Veterinarian
Mid North Animal Hospital
Chicago, IL, US

Dr. Mahowald graduated from Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. He is currently pursuing specialty certification as a General Practitioner with a concentration in feline medicine. His areas of interest include feline medicine, general medicine and wellness, cardiology, laser surgery, and ultrasound.

Elfrenie G. Maliwat, DMD

Dentist
Municipal Health Office
Ramon, PH

Dr. Andrea Mann

Andrea Mann, DMD

Pediatric Dentist
Smile Works Pediatric Dentistry
Basking Ridge, NJ, US

Dr. Andrea Mann received her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree (DMD), from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2004. Her love of children and enthusiasm for Pediatric Dentistry led her to Long Island Jewish Hospital in New York, for a two year specialty program. Dedicated to pursuing excellence within her field, she became Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2008. In 2013, she opened Smile Works Pediatric Dentistry, her very own dental practice in Basking Ridge.

Dr. Mann serves as an Attending Doctor at Morristown Memorial Hospital where she enjoys supervising and teaching dental residents. She is also is very passionate about educating her community about the importance of maintaining good oral health while having fun!

Michael E. Martin

Michael E. Martin, DDS, FAGD

Health and Wellness focused General Dentistry
Keystone Dental
Seattle, WA, US

Michael E. Martin, DDS FAGD, is an expert at guiding patients towards health with minimal intervention. He is passionate about empowering people and helping them experience a lifetime of great oral health.

Dr. Martin, a second-generation dentist, grew up exploring the Puget Sound, attended Pacific Lutheran University, University of Washington School of Dentistry, and the University of Texas Health Science Center, where he completed post-doctoral advanced dental training in 1998. Since earning his degrees, he has collaborated with the best minds in dentistry and completed thousands of hours of continuing education. In 2012, he was recognized as a Fellow by the Academy of General Dentistry, and has served the past five years as an Affiliate Faculty member at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, travel, playing on the water, reading, and inspiring other dentists and healthcare providers to pursue relationship-based, preventive and minimally-invasive dental care.

Eric McMahon, DDS

Eric McMahon, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
The Smile Lodge
Clifton Park, NY, US

Dr. Eric McMahon born and raised in sunny California, finally came to the “right” coast when he was admitted to Harvard’s pediatric specialty training. He now lives happily in Queensbury, NY with his lovely wife and two children.

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LeeAnn McQuade, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Children’s Dentistry of Beaumont, PC
Beaumont, TX, US

Dr. McQuade attended Texas A&M University where she graduated in 1996 with a degree in biomedical science. Following her graduation, she headed to Dallas where she pursued a four-year dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. She graduated from Baylor in 2000 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. While attending Baylor, she found her calling in pediatric dentistry, and went on to attend the University of Texas at Houston and completed a two-year pediatric specialty dental residency. Dr. McQuade is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Dental Society of Southeast Texas, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Nora Mendoza

Nora Mendoza, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant
Loeta Robles, DDS, Inc
Chico, CA, US

Nora has been a Dental Assistant since July 2009 and became a Registered Dental Assistant after graduating from Western Career College in 2011. Since then, she has worked for Dr. Beckett and Dr. Robles for over seven years. Nora and her husband Jorge, have been married since 2010 and have a son, Jairo. Like Dr. Robles, Nora is also fluent in both Spanish and English. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, singing karaoke and horseback riding with her son.

Rahim Mesbah, DDS

Dentist
Modesto, CA, US

Dr. Mesbah is a General Dentist practicing in Modesto, CA.

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Kay B. Meyer, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Ganfield Therapeutics
Gurnee, IL, US

Kay assists clients with neck, head and throat dysfunctions, through MFR and other Speech Therapy modalities. She has taken Barnes MFR I and II, and Cervical Thoracic courses. Kay assists clients in voice training, public speaking and a range of other vocal needs.

Renee Mikulec, DDS

Renee Mikulec, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Stone Oak and Dominion Pediatric Dentistry
San Antonio, TX, US

Dr. Renee Mikulec earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Texas Women’s University, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at UTHSC San Antonio; graduating both with honors. She received a Master’s of Science degree while completing her pediatric dentistry residency program at the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. During her residency, she held the prestigious role as Chief Resident in 2006-2007 and was presented the Service from the Heart Award for outstanding patient care. Dr. Mikulec was inducted as a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2008.

She is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, San Antonio District Dental Society and the San Antonio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (Past President 2011-2012).Dr. Mikulec is a pediatric dentist with Stone Oak Pediatric Dentistry and a partner in Dominion Pediatric Dentistry, both in San Antonio, Texas.

A native to Texas, Dr. Mikulec was born in San Antonio, TX, lived in Schertz for most of her elementary school years, then spent her remaining childhood and college years in Dallas. She returned to San Antonio for dental school and met her husband, Shane. Due to Shane’s Air Force career, Dr. Mikulec was grateful to experience other areas of the U.S. but is happy to be back in her home state. Together, she and Shane have been blessed with five beautiful children. Her special interests are in working with first time dental patients and patients with special needs. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Mandana Milani, DMD

Mandana Milani, DMD

General Dentist
Smile Magic
Allen, TX, US

Vali Mohammadi, DMD

Pediatric Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Summerfield Pediatric Dentistry
Scarsdale, NY, US

In 2003, Dr. Mohammadi earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University in Boston. Shortly after, he moved to New York City to complete a one year residency with Saint Vincent’s Medical Center under the direction of oral & maxilofacial surgery. While earning his certificate, he emphasized on dentoalveolar and pediatric facial trauma. He then entered into private practice in Manhattan prior to pursuing a residency in the pediatric dental field. In January of 2007, Dr. Mohammadi received his certificate of residency in Pediatric Dentistry from Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein in the Bronx. He also trained at the Rose F. Kennedy Center for developmentally disabled children, completing more than forty dental operating room cases. This not only advanced his skills, it also increased his interest and experience in treating children with special needs. Up to date, he has completed well over 150 general anesthesia cases restoring beautiful smiles in children!

Following several years of pediatric dentistry in Westchester, Dr. Mohammadi’s expanding practice has led him to a new, larger space: Summerfield Pediatric Dentistry & Oral Surgery. He proudly opens the doors to this patient-centered office, which offers every family and child in and near Scarsdale the highest of standards in pediatric dental care. The new office has in mind the needs of the “modern child”, filled with the latest kid friendly gadgets offered by Apple.

Dr. Mohammadi is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatrics, the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry, the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, and the New York State Association of Pediatric Dentists. Dr. Mohammadi continues to teach interns and pre-dental candidates clinical skills specific to pediatric dentists. Dr. Vali is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. He comes from a large family and has two nephews. Dr. Mohammadi spends his free time appreciating modern art and architecture, as well as exploring other cultures through his travels.

Omar Monroy

Omar Valero Monroy, DDS

Periodontist
Calexico, CA, US

Dr. Omar is a member of the Oral Implantology Mexican College and upgrades his skills and knowledge through continuous education and training. Dr. Omar received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Autonomous University of Baja California) in Tijuana in 2011.

Rene Moore, IBCLC, RLC, CLE | International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Lactation Educator

René Moore, IBCLC, RLC, CLE

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Lactation Educator
First Food for Baby
Cave Creek, AZ, US

As part of an expert team, I help provide a mutually pleasant and successful breastfeeding experience for mother and baby. There is much more to breastfeeding than just food for baby. I believe that nursing your baby is the very beginning of a well connected family. Why doesn’t something so natural, come naturally to all new mothers? Be assured that all mothers at some time in their mothering journey find the need for assistance and reassurance. I work alongside mother and baby to ensure personal breastfeeding expectations are met using the most recent medical information and many years of experience.

Philip D. Moses, DDS

Philip D. Moses, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Lake Area Pediatric Dental Specialists
Lake Charles, LA, US

Dr. Moses was born and raised in Sulphur, LA. After graduating from Sulphur High School, he attended Louisiana State University where he obtained his bachelor’s degree. Dr. Moses then began dental school at LSU School of Dentistry and went on to specialize in pediatric dentistry. He completed his residency working at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, Charity Hospital and the LSU School of Dentistry.

In 1982, Dr. Moses began his practice here in Lake Charles. Since then, he has continued his education in dentistry through courses, seminars and medical journals. Dr. Moses is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Louisiana Academy of Pediatric Dentistry of which he is a past president and the Southwest Louisiana Dental Association of which he is also a past president.

Melissa Mugno

Melissa Mugno, OMT

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
Smart Mouth
Las Vegas, NV, US

Melissa is a pioneer within the modern Myofunctional Movement. Since becoming an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist in 2014, she has improved the lives of hundreds of patients, lectured around the country, and raised the standards of the profession. Her background as a Dental Hygienist and experience in the fields of Orthodontics and Pedodontics contributes to her success. Melissa treats patients of all ages suffering from wide range of conditions stemming from adverse myofunctional habits. She now resides in Las Vegas where she enjoys being with her family, cooking and being involved in her community.

​Melissa is proud to announce that she has become a Breathe Associate at the Breathe Institute in Los Angles with Soroush Zaghi, MD, ENT.

gary myers, dmd

Gary R. Myers, DMD

Pediatric Dentist
Myers Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Middleburg, FL, US

Dr. Gary joined Myers Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in 2001 after completing a residency program in pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University. As a native of Orange Park and graduate of Orange Park High School, he is happy to make Clay County his home and cherishes the opportunity to work with his father. Dr. Gary graduated from the University Of Florida Dental School in 1998 after earning a degree in chemistry from Furman University.

He is a member of the Florida Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the former President of the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (FAPD), and a former Board Member of the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry (SSPD). Dr. Gary is also a member of the Florida Dentofacial Study Club and the IAOTP (International Association of Tongue-tie Professionals). He has published research on oral sedation techniques in the leading journal for the profession, the AAPD Journal. He has also given lectures for the Florida Lalache League, SSPD, and the FAPD, the Volusia-Flagler dental association, and the Northeast Florida Dental Hygiene Association.

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Mary Ellen Nesnay, D.M.D.

Mary Ellen Nesnay, DMD

Pediatric Dentist
That Broadway Smile
Massapequa, NY, US

Dr. Mary Ellen Nesnay grew up in Bayonne, NJ with her parents and 4 siblings. She earned her B.S. degree from Villanova University and went on to earn her D.M.D from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1987. As she completed her dental education, Dr. Nesnay dreamed of opening her own practice one day.

Understanding that pediatric dentistry includes treating many special needs children, Dr. Nesnay completed a one year fellowship at Stony Brook Dental School where she learned techniques to better treat these children. She then went on to complete her two-year Pediatric Dental specialty training at Schneider Children’s Hospital. Following her dream, she opened her first office on Park Boulevard in Massapequa Park in 1990. In 2009, That Broadway Smile’s movie theater themed office opened.

Mikel Newman

Mikel Newman, DDS

Dentist
Newman Family Dentistry
Indianapolis, IN, US

Dr. Mikel graduated with a BA in Chemistry from Indiana University and earned his DDS at Indiana University Dental School in 2012 before joining his brothers at Newman Family Dentistry.

Of all the procedures Mikel does daily, helping with tongue tied or lip tied infants with breast feeding difficulties is his favorite. In these cases, “frenectomies make a huge difference in a child’s ability to nurse or eat. Mothers (or parents) have to trust their child’s doctor, so my job is to be trustworthy, patient, caring, and skilled so I can live up to that trust!”

Jennifer Nguyen, DDS

Jennifer Nguyen, DDS

Dentist
Seattle Smiles Dental
Seattle, WA, US

Dr. Jenny Nguyen was born and raised in Iowa. She studied biochemistry at the University of Iowa where she also researched gene therapy for cystic fibrosis. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she moved to Ecuador to teach English to children in an underserved rural community and learned Spanish in return. Thereafter, Dr. Nguyen studied at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and earned her Doctor in Dental Surgery. After practicing dentistry in Minneapolis for a number of years, she and her husband moved to Seattle to enjoy the outdoor activities of the Pacific Northwest and for her husband’s work as a health economist.

Dr. Nguyen has extensive experience caring for people of all ages and backgrounds having worked in private practice, non-profit organizations, pediatric clinics and nursing homes. She has treated patients ranging from six-month old babies to nursing home residents to patients with special needs. Dr. Nguyen is committed to providing the highest quality dentistry while creating a comfortable and caring environment for her patients and also for her team of dedicated dental professionals.

Mary Nielsen

Mary Nielsen

Advanced Aesthetics
Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics
Tigard, OR, US

A technician, educator, mentor and business owner, Mary Nielsen has been at the forefront of the developments in medical esthetics since its infancy in the early 1990s. A nurse by training and experience, Mary was drawn into advanced medical esthetics with the advent of laser technologies and their use while working for a plastic surgeon. She went on to found her own successful skin and laser clinic. She is currently Vice Chair and Industry Expert on the Oregon Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians. She is the author of the advanced aesthetic textbook, A Compendium for Advanced Aesthetics, a Guide for the Master Esthetician. four books on medical spa policies and procedures, and safety policy and procedures as well as several articles on specific treatments. She is a contributor to Milady Standard Esthetics: Fundamentals, Edition 12 and writes regularly for Milady Pro.

She is the Executive Director of Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics, founder of Cascade Aesthetic Alliance, Educational Catalyst for Skintelligent Resources, and owner of Indie Aesthetics.

Steve Nielsen

Steve Nielsen

Veterinary - Industry Professional
Medicine, Technology, and You
Marietta, GA, US

Cosmina Nolan, DDS

Cosmina Nolan, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Little Jaws Big Smiles
Manlius, NY, US

Dr. Cosmina graduated with honors from Binghamton University in 2001 with a degree in Biological Sciences. She continued her studies at the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where she received her DDS degree with honors and a minor in pediatric dentistry. She then completed her pediatric dentistry specialty residency at the prestigious St Joseph’s Hospital of Providence, Rhode Island (affiliated with Lutheran Medical Center).

Dr. Cosmina is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry after completing rigorous written and oral competency examinations and also a certified laser dentist after successfully completing the proficiency course and examination administered by the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). Additionally, Dr. Cosmina volunteers her time as a clinical instructor at St. Joseph’s Hospital Dental Clinic and Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. She is fluent in Romanian and can speak some German and Spanish.

Dmitry Nurminsky, DDS, PhD

Dmitry Nurminsky, DDS, PhD

General Dentist
DNDentist
Bowie, MD, US

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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Merlin Ohmer, DDS

Merlin P. Ohmer, DDS, MAGD

Dentistry
Dental Doctors of Florida
St. Augustine, FL, US

Dr. Ohmer, a native of Thibodaux, LA, graduated from Nicholls State University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Chemistry. He then earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1979 from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He spent three years on active duty in the United States Army. After his release from active duty he practiced in Baton Rouge, LA, until 1989 when he returned to active duty in the United States Navy Dental Corps as a Lieutenant Commander. He completed a one-year fellowship in oral surgery in 1984 at Naval Dental Center Great Lakes, IL. He has served the Navy in many roles all around the world.

Dr. Ohmer retired as a Captain in the Navy Dental Corps and is happy to join Dr. Trunk in forming Dental Doctors of Florida. He brings 37 years of dental practice weighted heavily in surgical care, including wisdom tooth removal, implant placement, bone grafting and periodontal care.

He is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, a recognition earned by only 1% of dentists, member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and Academy of Laser Dentistry. He is a continuous learner, having earned over 3200 hours of continuing education credit. Dr. Ohmer is happy to bring his experience and education to serve you, providing the most comprehensive dental care possible.

Evelin Olivares, RDA

Dental Assistant
Smart Mouth
Las Vegas, US

Ben Ong, BDS

Ben Ong, BDS

Dentist
Primary Dental
Perth, AU

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John C. Park, DMD

John C. Park, DMD

General Dentist
Hopkinton Dental Associates
Hopkinton, ma, US

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.

Julius Park

Julius Park, DMD

Pediatric Dentist
Park Pediatric Dentistry
Woodstock, GA, US

Dr. Park received his doctorate in dental medicine from the prestigious Harvard School of Dental Medicine. During his doctoral studies at Harvard, Dr. Park found that he especially enjoyed working to develop healthy smiles for children. Dr. Park chose to specialize as a pediatric dentist and completed a two year Pediatric Dental Residency Program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He has since taken many continuing education courses, including those in Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Contemporary Sedation Techniques for Children, Pediatric Medical Emergencies and Comprehensive Review of Pediatric Dentistry sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Park has worked his entire life to promote the health of children starting as an American Red Cross volunteer and traveling to South America to vaccinate children in Paraguay. While attending college, Dr. Park traveled to Ghana, Africa to help build a dormitory for a school for deaf children. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Park received the prestigious William J. Fulbright scholarship and spent one year teaching at an all boys high school in South Korea.

C. Kumar N. Patel, PhD, MS

C. Kumar N. Patel, PhD, MS
Honorary Member of The American Laser Study Club

Inventor of the CO2 Laser
Electrical Engineer & Laser Physicist
Recipient of National Medal of Science (1996)
US National Inventors Hall of Fame 2012
Professor Emeritus, Experimental Condensed Matter

University of California, Los Angeles
Pranalytica

Los Angeles, CA, US

C. Kumar N. Patel was born in Baramati, India in 1938. He received his bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from Poona University at the age of 19 (1958), then came to the US for graduate school. He earned an MS (1959) and PHD (1961) in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He spent more than 30 years at Bell Labs, starting in 1961.

Dr. Patel began doing fundamental research in laser action in the pure rare gases. This led him to discover laser action in carbon dioxide (CO2) in 1963. He is the inventor of the carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and the Spin-Flip Raman lasers. He pioneered the use of these and other lasers to measure trace gases in difficult environments.

In February, 2000 he founded Pranalytica, Inc. in Santa Monica, CA. where he is CEO and Chairman of the Board. The company initially developed revolutionary ultra-sensitive trace gas detection instrumentation based on laser spectroscopy. Driven by advances in its laser sources, Pranalytica led the commercialization of revolutionary new infrared light sources – quantum cascade lasers.

Dr. Patel is a Professor of Physics with a joint appointment in Electrical Engineering at UCLA. He served as UCLA’s vice chancellor for research through 1999. Among his many awards, Patel was elected to the National Academy of Science in 1974 and the National Academy of Engineering in 1978. He received the National Medal of Science given by the President of the United States in 1996.

Tawnya Pezzi RDA

Tawnya Pezzi, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant
Loeta Robles, DDS, Inc
Chico, CA, US

Matthew Pingel

Matthew Pingel, DMD

Pediatric Dentistry
Granville Pediatric Dentistry
Granville, OH, US

Dr. Matthew Pingel grew up in Mt. Lebanon, PA. He graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. In 2003 he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and continued his training by completing a two-year residency program in general dentistry at The Ohio State University in 2004.

Dr. Pingel received his Pediatric specialty training from Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan where he served as Chief Resident. During his pediatric training, he focused growth and development, behavior guidance, treatment of children of all ages under nitrous oxide inhalation sedation and general anesthesia along with treatment and care for special health care needs children. He is a board certified Pediatric Dentist and is a member of the American Dental Association(ADA), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry(AAPD), the Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry(OAPD), the Ohio Dental Association(ODA), and the Columbus Dental Society(CDS).

Filipa Pinto de Oliveira

Dr. Filipa Pinto de Oliveira

Oral Medicine
Hospital of Luz Guimarães
Guimarães, PT

Matthew T. Pyfferoen

Matthew T. Pyfferoen, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry
Ames, IA, US

Dr. Matt is a pediatric dentist who specializes in oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and children with special health care needs. He obtained this Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics at Iowa State University. He worked as a Registered Dietitian for multiple years before advancing his professional knowledge and entering the profession of dentistry.

Dr. Matt completed his dental training by obtaining his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He then went on to complete two additional years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry. During his specialty training, he provided comprehensive dental care to children of all ages.

Dr. Matt believes in professional involvement. Dr. Matt is board certified and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and enjoys teaching dental students and residents one day each month. Dr. Matt is also an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Iowa Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Iowa Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Matt is committed to provide the best possible care to his patients, while promoting a fun and educational environment where children can learn about their oral health.

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Dianne Quibell, MD

Dianne Quibell, MD, DABLS

Cosmetic Laser Surgery & Medical Aesthetics
MD TLC
Wellesley, MA, US

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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Rita Ramalho, DVM

Veterinary Surgeon
Anjos of Assis Veterinary Medical Center
Barreiro, PT

German Ramirez-Yanez

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

Pediatric Dentist
Aurora Kids Dentistry
Aurora, ON, CA

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 Pediatric Dentistry from the technological University of Mexico in 1986. Certified Pediatric 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.

John F. Raziano, DMD

John F. Raziano, DMD

Dentist
Raziano & DeStefano DMD
Neshanic Station, NJ, US

Dr. Raziano graduated Temple University 1984 with a BS in Biology. He then received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1989. He purchased this practice in late 1989 with his wife, Dr. Teresa DeStefano and they moved from Philadelphia to Somerset county. Dr. Raziano is a member of the American Dental Association, the Seattle Study Club and the Central Dental Society. As a member of the prestigious Seattle Study Club, he completes over 40 credits of continuing education each licensing period. He is well versed in all areas of restorative dentistry, including crowns, bridges, implants, cosmetics and comprehensive treatment plans involving specialists. You will find him to be a patient listener and very concerned to meet your dental needs. He has been well respected in the dental community for the last 25 years! In his free time, Dr. Raziano loves to read history and follow the Mets and the Giants! Dr. Raziano is an “Owl to Owl Mentor” for his alma mater, Temple University.

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

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

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

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.

Carolyn F. Riley

Carolyn F. Riley, DDS

Dentist
Summit Dental Arts
Binghamton, NY, US

Danielle Robinson, DDS

Danielle Robinson, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Lake Area Pediatric Dental Specialists
Lake Charles, LA, US

Dr. Robinson graduated from LSU in Baton Rouge, LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, and completed a pediatric dentistry residency at the University of Texas in San Antonio to specialize in working with children and persons with special needs. Dr. Robinson is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is also a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the Louisiana Dental Association, and the Calcasieu Parish Dental Society.

Loeta Robles

Loeta Robles, DDS

General Dentist
Loeta Robles, DDS, Inc
Chico, CA, US

In 1996, Dr. Robles received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of California, San Francisco. She came home to practice dental hygiene for the next 14 years in Dr. Beckett’s practice. In 2011, Dr. Robles returned to the University of California, San Francisco to pursue her Doctorate in Dental Surgery. In 2015, Dr. Robles graduated with honors and earned certificates of excellence in clinical endodontics and patient-centered care, anesthesiology, and orofacial pain. In addition, Dr. Robles was the recipient of the University of California, San Francisco Alumni Association Award for being the most motivated student in her class.

Currently, Dr. Loeta Robles belongs to a number of organizations such as the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Association of Women Dentists, Spear Faculty Club, UCSF Alumni Association, American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. In addition, Dr. Robles is bilingual, speaking Spanish and English, and is able to provide dental care to a diverse community.

Justin Roche, MB ChB, MRCPCH, IBCLC

Pediatrics
National Tongue Tie Centre
Clonmel, TIP, IE

I qualified from Leeds in 1996 already having decided that pediatrics was the path for me. I was fortunate enough to be able to get one of the first house officer (intern) jobs in Pediatrics in Leeds before moving onto SHO rotations initially at St Mary’s, Isle of Wight and then at the Southampton Hospitals group. I started my specialist registrar training at Coventry followed by Birmingham Children’s Hospital. As a family we then relocated to Ireland and I completed my higher specialist training between Sligo General Hospital, Crumlin Children’s Hospital and The National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght. As a Consultant Pediatrician I have worked at the National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght and Sligo General Hospital before taking a permanent position at South Tipperary General Hospital in March 2009. I have Membership of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) and have registration with the Medical Council (Number 171584) under the Specialist Division for Pediatrics.

Gabriela Rodriguez

Gabriela Rodriguez


Smart Mouth
Las Vegas, NV, US

Dr. Gail Rohlfing

Gail Rohlfing, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Spangler, Rohlfing & Lambert Pediatric Dentistry
Winston Salem, NC, US

Dr.Gail Rohlfing has been taking care of children as a pediatric dentist since she and Dr. Gina finished the residency program together in Chapel Hill in 1996. She has worked part-time in the practice from 2002-2008. In December of 2009, Dr. Gail became a partner with Dr. Gina creating the new practice, Spangler and Rohlfing DDS, PLLC.

Dr. Gail graduated from the University of Nebraska’s College of Dentistry where she was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a scholastic dental honorary. Upon completion of a three-year pediatric dentistry residency program at UNC-Chapel Hill, she earned her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and post-doctoral Masters of Science at UNC. Dr. Gail is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. As a Diplomat of the Board, she completed additional examinations in every area of pediatric dentistry, to ascertain her abilities for the highest quality of care for young patients.

Dr. Gail is also a leader in many dental organizations. She has previously served as President of the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Association. She currently holds an adjunct assistant faculty position at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Dr. Gail serves as a media spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. You may hear or see her as a pediatric dental expert on the local radio or television stations.

Rachel Rosen, DDS

Rachel Rosen, DDs

Pediatric Dentist
Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry
Twinsburg, OH, US

Dr. Rachel was born and raised in Orange Village, Ohio and studied as a Buckeye at The Ohio State University, where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Rachel completed two additional years of advanced training at The Boston University School of Dental Medicine, with a pediatric dental residency, and received her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies. Dr. Rachel’s expertise and knowledge includes the care of infants, children and adolescents with special health care needs.

Matthew Rowe

Matthew Rowe, DDS, MSD

Periodontist and Implant Dentist
Southern Roots Periodontics: Implant & Laser Dentistry, LLC
Columbia, SC, US

Dr. Matthew Rowe is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, and received his bachelor’s of science in Biology and a minor in business. He attended the Indiana University School of Dentistry, obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2010. He went on to specialize in Periodontics and completed his training in 2013. He received the prestigious Dr. Henry Swenson award for excellence in clinical periodontics while in his residency. He obtained his Diplomate status in periodontology and is now owns his practice in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. His passion for treating patients with tethered oral tissues grew when he was approached by a local lactation consultant and physician assistant, to help do frenectomies for babies that are tongue and lip tied. Since being asked, he researched various laser wavelengths and adopted the LightScalpel CO2 laser into his practice for soft tissue surgeries and periodontal treatment. He works closely with supporting colleagues such as lactation consultants, pediatricians, speech language pathologists, chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, etc. to provide a continuity of care for his patients. Dr. Rowe enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys. Hiking, running, and biking are some of his favorite ways to relax. Dr. Rowe is currently a Major in the Army National Guard and enjoys serving while providing dental care within the military.

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Maribel Santos-Cordero, DMD

Maribel Santos-Cordero, DMD

Pediatric Dentist
Dentistry for Children and Adolescents
Sarasota, FL, US

Dr. Maribel Santos-Cordero was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She earned a DMD degree from the University Of Puerto Rico School Of Dental Medicine with high honors and has been practicing dentistry since 1994. She practiced as a general dentist for five years in a small town in Puerto Rico. As the only general dentist willing to treat little ones, she soon discovered her passion for children and decided to pursue a specialty in pediatrics. Dr. Santos completed her residency program in Pediatric Dentistry at The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, NY.

Dr. Santos believes that learning is a never ending process. She regularly attends continuing education courses across the United States to expand her professional scope and to stay up to date on the very latest techniques. Although Board Certification in Pediatric Dentistry is not a requirement to practice her specialty, Dr. Santos accepted and completed the challenge of going through the rigorous process to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.* She is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association and its local affiliates.

Treating children is her vocation and it is her mission to provide each patient with the necessary tools to achieve better oral health. She speaks Spanish and English fluently. She has earned privileges to practice dental surgery at the All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg and has been on staff since 2002.

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M. S. Saravanakumar, MDS

Pediatric Dentist
Laser4Kids
Chennai, TN, IN

Deepa T. Sathiah, DDS

Deepa T. Sathiah, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
La Crosse Dental Specialties
La Crosse, WI, US

Dr. Deepa T Sathiah, DDS, is the Oral Surgery specialist in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. She attended and graduated from New York University College Of Dentistry in 2007, having over 12 years of diverse experience, especially in Oral Surgery. She is affiliated with many hospitals including Gundersen Lutheran Medical Ctr.

William Schultz

William E. Schultz, DVM

Veterinarian
Schultz Veterinary Clinic
Okemos, MI, US

Dr. William E. Schultz graduated from Michigan State University in 1973, went into private practice and opened his companion animal practice in the fall of 1974. Dr. Schultz has been a board member on the Synbiotics Reproductive Advisory Panel, The Society for Theriogenology and The Theriogenology Foundation with speaking engagements at veterinary conferences, veterinary associations and national specialties because of a special interest in canine reproduction with transcervical and surgical inseminations using fresh, chilled and frozen semen. Dr. Schultz was given the Dr. John Steiner Practice of Excellence Award by the Society of Theriogenology in 2014. Dr. Schultz also has a special interest laser surgery having spoken at veterinary conferences and has published many related articles. Dr. Schultz has over 20 years of soft tissue laser experience using flexible fiber CO2 lasers and focused beam hand pieces.

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Brandon J. Schwindt, DMD

Pediatric Dentist
Kona Kids Dentistry
Tigard, OR, US

Dr Brandon Schwindt, or ‘Dr Brandon’ to his patients, grew up in Oregon, just east of Salem. He received his biology degree at the University of Oregon and later attended Oregon Health and Science University’s School of Dentistry.

During his time in dental school he discovered his talent for working with children. After graduating with honors from OHSU he moved to Charleston, SC to complete his pediatric dental residency. Following gradation, he received the Richard C. Pew Award, for scoring in top 3% in the nation on his pediatric board exams. After returning to Portland, Dr Brandon became associate professor of Pediatrics at OHSU dental school and was later selected by his pediatric colleagues to serve as the President of the Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In 2009 the Oregon Dental Association and Governor Kulongoski choose Dr Brandon to serve on Oregon’s Board of Dentistry. He was then reappointed by Governor Kitzhaber 2012. Recently he was elected to President of the Oregon Board of Dental Examiners.

Warren Seiler MD

Warren B. Seiler, III, MD, DABLS
Faculty of the American Laser Study Club

Cosmetic Surgeon
Seiler Skin Cosmetic Laser & Aesthetics Center
Birmingham, AL, US

Dr. Seiler is a board-certified cosmetic laser surgeon and the Owner and Medical Director at Seiler Skin. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with honors. He graduated medical school 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. This includes in-depth training on the use lasers and injectables, as well as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in cosmetic medicine under Dr. Charles Runels, the inventor of the Vampire® procedures. He is also a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Seiler completed his 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). Most recently, Dr. Seiler co-authored the sixth chapter, Anesthesia in Laser Practice, in the “Textbook of Lasers in Dermatology.”

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 in 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. In addition to hands-on training conducted at Seiler Skin, Dr. Seiler has developed his own CME-certified, comprehensive online training company—the Seiler Skin Aesthetic Institute—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.

Masahiro Seki, DVM

Masahiro Seki, DVM, DABLS

Veterinarian
Animal Laser Center
Nagoya-shi, Aichi, JP

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.

Shrenik Shah, DMD

Pediatric Dentist
Nashville, TN, US

Karen Shahmoradi, DDS

Dentist
Glendale, CA, US

Zainab Shams, DDS

Dentist
Career Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospitals
Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, IN

Vernon Sheen, DMD

Vernon Sheen, DMD

Dentistry
Dr. Vernon Sheen - Annapolis, Maryland Dentist
Annapolis, MD, US

Dr. Vernon Sheen is a general dentist in Annapolis, Maryland. Since 1991, he has provided patients in Annapolis with comprehensive dentistry service including excellent preventive care programs, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dental treatments.

Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Sheen graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1990. Shortly thereafter, he relocated to Annapolis, Maryland and opened The Annapolis Center for Dental Health & Wellness.

Continuing education is a personal goal of Dr. Sheen. Since his graduation, he has logged in over a thousand hours of continuing education including, but not limited to, cosmetic dentistry, implantology, periodontal therapy, TMJ disorders and malocclusion. He is a certified Invisalign® provider. This ongoing education contributes greatly to furthering his clinical skills and maintaining his leadership in dentistry. He is currently enrolled in a program focusing on implant dentistry, and recently completed a cosmetic dentistry program at the LSU College of Dentistry, considered to be one of the foremost programs nationwide by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Sheen believes in the community he serves. He is a member of the Annapolis Chamber of Commerce, involved with various charitable organizations, a graduate of Leadership Anne Arundel and Parishioner at St. Mary’s Church. He loves living in the Annapolis area as it satisfies his personal interests of sailing and golf. He is an avid reader and loves to cook.

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Kevin Sheren, DDS

Dentist
Sheren Dental Sleep Medicine
East Islip, NY, US

Dr. Sheren is a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, Dr. Sheren completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Stony Brook. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Society, the Suffolk County Dental Society, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Mike Shulman

Mike Shulman, DDS, MAAIP

Dentist
Russo & Shulman Dental Associates
Clifton, NJ, US

Dr. Mike Shulman received his DDS from New York University College of Dentistry in 1993. Graduated from the Latvia Medical Academy, Riga, Latvia, in 1985, and completed his postgraduate training in oral surgery the following year at the Latvia Medical Academy. Dr. Shulman has placed and restored thousands of implants in his general dentistry practice with a number of implant systems. He has lectured nationally and internationally on oral implantology and presented a large number of implant continuing education courses throughout the world. Dr. Shulman is a Master of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. Dr. Shulman is a Vice President of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. Founder of ADIS Atlantic Dental Implant Seminars and appointed as a director of a LIIOC Linkow Implant Institute of Caribbean in Jamaica.

Scott Siegel, MD, DDS

Scott Siegel, MD, DDS, FACS, FICS, FAAP, DABLS

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Northeast Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PLLC
New York, NY, US

Dr. Scott A. Siegel is a Board Certified, Dual Degree Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and a pioneer of Lip and Tongue-tie Laser Surgery. Dr. Siegel’s full-scope OMFS practice is located in New York City and Huntington, Long Island. He is also the Founder and Medical Director of the Center for Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs) dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of lip- and tongue-ties, in New York City. His groundbreaking research on the association of Aerophagia Induced Reflux (AIR) and Lip and Tongue-Tie in breastfeeding infants was recently published by the International Journal of Clinical Pediatrics.

Continuing his scholarly and surgical distinction in private practice, Dr. Siegel is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stony Brook Dental and Medical Schools. Dr. Siegel is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons; he was also was accepted as a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons in 2011 and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Sara Silvestri

Sara Silvestri, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
North Star Pediatric Dentistry
Seattle, WA, US

Dr. Silvestri completed her undergraduate degree at Boston University and her dental degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where she held many leadership positions. When beginning her dental career, it became obvious to her that the pediatric specialty was her niche. During dental school Dr. Silvestri was chosen to participate in many outreach programs with children and special needs patients both locally and internationally. Dr. Silvestri served as Chief Resident, and received the Temple University Hospital Pediatric Dentistry Achievement Award for displaying the most outstanding contributions to the residency program. She is also a Diplomate for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Manpuneet Singh

Manpuneet Singh, DDS

Dentist
Thomaston Family Dental
New Britain, CT, US

Dr. Manpuneet Singh graduated as an Advanced Placement student from the prestigious New York University in 2009 with a distinguished Bernard E Rudner Memorial Award for Outstanding Patient Care and demonstrating Superior Clinical Excellence. By combining his love for science and technology with his artistic ability, he has excelled in the field of dentistry. He is an active member of several professional dental organizations and local dental societies and study clubs that promote education and advancements in dental and oral health care. A self proclaimed “Continuing education junkie” he fuels his passion for dentistry by earning far more than the state mandated CE requirements.

Prabha Singh

Prabha Singh

Dentistry
Student at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Aurora, IL, US

Annette Skowronski, DDS, FAGD

Annette Skowronski, DDS, FAGD, DABLS
Faculty of the American Laser Study Club

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

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.

Melissa W. Smith

Melissa W. Smith, DDS

Dentistry
Melissa W. Smith, DDS, PA, Family Dentistry
Mount Airy, NC, US

In 2009, Dr. Smith began her journey in dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2013. Dr. Smith then moved home to Mt. Airy. She worked at the Surry County Health and Nutrition Center dental clinic as a general dentist until she purchased her own dental practice. She purchased the practice owned by Dr. John Crane, DDS in June 2014 where she currently works as a solo practitioner.

Elena Solis Gonzalez, DDS

General Dentist
Miami, FL, US

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David Stall, DMD

Dentist
David Stall Dental
West Chester, PA, US

Dr. Stall is originally from the Catskill Mountain region of New York State and graduated from SUNY at Buffalo in 1977 with his B.A. in Geography. After receiving his Masters degree in Public Health at Tulane University, he moved to Philadelphia in 1979 to attend one of the top 5 dental schools in the nation, the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Following graduation in 1983, he spent the next year as a resident at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he received additional training in General and Hospital Dentistry. In 1985 he opened his dental practice in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

In 1989, Dr. Stall received the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship Award, given to those dentists who have shown dedication to patient care through continuing education. Dr. Stall has taken over 1800 hours of continuing dental education courses since 1983 and is a past clinical instructor in restorative and cosmetic dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he mentors other dentists in areas relating to implant and restorative dentistry.

Andrea Strecker, DVM

Veterinarian
Oakwood Pet Hospital
Bentonville, AR, US

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Elizabeth Sugg, DDS

General Dentist
Ocean Dental
Hilton Head Island, SC, US

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, DABLS

Dentist
For Beautiful Smiles
Eugene, OR, US

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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Vani Takiar

Vani Takiar, DMD

Pediatric Dentist
Frederick Pediatric Dentistry
Frederick, MD, US

Dr. Takiar, a pediatric dentist in Frederick, Maryland, received her dental school training from The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and thereafter pursued a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Pediatric Dentistry from The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She currently maintains membership with the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the International Affiliation of Tongue-Tie Professionals and the Academy of Laser Dentistry from which she has obtained Standard Proficiency Certification Status. As a laser pediatric dentist, she hopes to use her expertise and knowledge to improve the oral health of the pediatric and special health care needs patient population.

Teboho Taoana, BDS

Teboho Taoana, BDS

Dentist
Motebang Hospital – Leribe
Maseru, LS

Asmeret Tesfahun, DDS

Asmeret Tesfahun, DDS

Dentist
Seattle Smiles Dental
Seattle, WA, US

Dr. Asmeret Tesfahun was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. She completed her undergraduate studies in Chemistry and continued onto completing dental school earning her Doctor in Dental Surgery both at the University of Minnesota. Following this, she completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Hennepin County Medical Center also located in Minneapolis. After practicing dentistry in Minneapolis for over 3 years, she moved to Seattle and is currently practicing there.

Dr. Asmeret has a passion for dentistry and enjoys treating patients from diverse backgrounds. Dr. Asmeret loves treating patients conservatively that is evidence based and patient centered with a goal in focusing on prevention. She is committed to continuing her desire to learn and expanding her training by attending lectures on current advances in dentistry. She is dedicated to providing high quality dentistry and involving patients in their treatment plans for a positive dental experience.

James Thomas, DDS, MS

James M. Thomas, DDS, MS
Faculty of the American Laser Study Club

Pediatric Dentist
health:latch
Bellevue, WA, US

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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Preetha Thomas, DMD

Dentist
Enclave Dental
Southlake, TX, US

Dr. Preetha Thomas received her DMD Degree from the Advanced Standing Program at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Her clinical training includes rotations in the Maxillofacial Oral Surgery Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and at Boston Children’s Hospital. She has completed advanced training in oral pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Before her education in the U.S., Dr. Thomas obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and later her Masters in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (MDS) in India. She has lived in Massachusetts with her family for over ten years. During her career here she has worked both in public and private sectors. She was the Dental Director at the Holyoke and Chicopee Health Centers for several years. She worked as Clinical Instructor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterial Sciences at Harvard, Tufts and Boston Schools of Dental Medicine. She also held the position of Consultant Faculty with the Lutheran Medical Center in New York and for the AEGD Residency Program at the Holyoke and Chicopee Health Centers. During her time at Harvard she was actively involved in providing oral health screening and education for homeless adults in Boston. Dr. Thomas was an Associate dentist to Dr. Binca Warren and later Dr.Teddi Olszewski at Northampton Family and Cosmetic Dentists in Massachusetts.

In 2013, Dr. Thomas moved to Keller, Texas. She worked alongside Dr. Stacy Cole at Clear Fork Healthy Dental. Her passion for dentistry and her curiosity for biologic dental care took her to the next level that she was striving for. Dr. Thomas is looking forward to bringing her experience in private, public and academic settings to her office at Enclave Dental.

Over the past years of her career, she has completed hours of continuing education credits. She believes in keeping herself updated in her field so that she can provide the best service to her patients who entrust their care to her. She has finished 200 hours of CE with Garetty Orthodontics. She has taken hands on courses with Dr. Gordon Christensen. She is a pre-fellow and is working towards her fellowship in AGD. She is an active member of AACP, ADA, TDA and the Fort Worth District dental society. She is also a member of IAOMT and follows their protocol for safe mercury removal. Our office is mercury free and mercury safe!

Elizabeth Thorpe, DDS

Elizabeth Thorpe, DDS

Dentist
Centreville Family Dentistry
Centreville, MI, US

Dr. Thorpe is a Pittsburgh, PA native who studied to earn her B.S. and D.D.S degrees from The Ohio State University. She cares deeply for her patients’ overall health and well-being. In addition to her private practice, she also works in public health providing care for the underserved.

Ashley C. Tynan DMD

Ashley C. Tynan, DMD

Dentist
Serendipity Dental
Lexington, KY, US

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Charlotte Van Belle

Dr. Charlotte Van Belle

Dentist
GlamSmile Belgique
Gent, BE

Lynda VanAntwerp

Lynda VanAntwerp, DVM

Veterinarian
Carrollton West Pet Hospital
Carrollton, TX, US

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.

Michael Virts

Michael T. Virts, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Mt. Airy Children’s Dental Associates
Mount Airy, MD, US

A Maryland native, Dr. Michael Virts spent his undergraduate years at Washington College on the Eastern Shore. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and his Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Maryland Medical Center. Following completion of his residency training, Dr. Virts became recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and maintains Fellow status within the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also an Associate Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and its Section on Oral Health.

Dr. Virts became a pediatric dentist in order to help children and their families feel at ease about receiving dental care. He is passionate about educating families on how they can best care for their children’s teeth and keeping oral health a major part of overall health. In addition to educating families about oral health, Dr. Virts participates in many continuing education courses every year to stay at the forefront of current pediatric dentistry knowledge.

Dr. Virts remains active in organized dentistry outside of the office. He is a Past President of the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and volunteers as a Dean’s Faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. In addition to participation in the local, state, and national components of the American Dental Association, Dr. Virts is a member of the American Society for Dental Ethics. Dr. Virts has lectured on the national level regarding laser tongue and lip tie revision for infants who are having trouble nursing. He is a member of the International Affiliation of Tongue Tie Professionals, as well as a member of the Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition. Locally, Dr. Virts is on staff at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He volunteers with the Johns Hopkins Craniofacial Clinic in Hagerstown, providing consulting services for families of children with cleft lip and/or palate. Internationally, Dr. Virts has volunteered in the Tula region of Russia to provide dental care for the students and families of Zaoksky Village, about two hours north of Moscow.

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Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS
Faculty of the American Laser Study Club

Laser Physicist
American Laser Study Club Founder / LightScalpel LLC / Aesculight LLC
Bothell, WA, US

Dr. Peter Vitruk was born and raised in Western Ukraine. He earned his PhD degree in Physics from the Moscow Physics and Technology Institute, Moscow in the late 1980s in the former USSR. In the 1990s he held Research Scientist position with The Academy of Sciences in the former USSR and then a Royal Society Visiting Research Fellow position at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He later worked as Senior Scientist with Synrad Inc. in Seattle, WA, and then as Chief Scientist with Luxar/ESC/Lumenis also in Seattle, WA. In 2002 Dr. Vitruk founded Luxarcare LLC – an exclusive certified Luxar laser service and accessories provider for 12,000+ surgical Luxar laser installations around the globe. In 2005 he founded Aesculight LLC and LightScalpel LLC – the only American based designer and manufacturer of surgical CO2 lasers for small office out-patient market. Dr. Vitruk has authored 10 patents and over 20 articles on CO2lasers, and is a Member of The Institute of Physics, UK. In 2017 he founded the American Laser Study Club, an educational platform that helps physicians, dentists, veterinarians, and practice staff members to excel at efficient and safe application of laser energy in everyday practice. He is married to his wife of 32 years Natasha and they together have two children, Olga and Alexander.

  1. P. Vitruk, “RF capacitive discharges in diffusion-cooled slab gas lasers”, PhD Thesis, Moscow Physics & Technology Institute, Moscow, USSR, 1990.
  2. P. Vitruk and N. Yatsenko, “Small RF excited waveguide CO2 laser of medium power”, Pis’ma Zh. Tekh. Fiz., 15, 1989, 1-5.
  3. A. Colley, P. Vitruk, H. J. Baker and D. R. Hall, “Compact sealed slab waveguide CO2 lasers at 1 kW”, Proc. CLEO’92, Anaheim, May 10-15, 1992, p. 608.
  4. M. Abramski, H. J. Baker, A. D. Colley, D. R. Hall, C. J. Shackleton and P. Vitruk, “Compact diffusion-cooled array and slab CO2 lasers at the 1kW level”, Proc. Int. Conf. on Laser Advanced Materials Processing, Nagaoka, Japan, June 1992, 73.
  5. P. Vitruk, H. J. Baker and D. R. Hall, “The stability and characteristics of CO2 slab laser alpha RF discharges at 100 MHz”, Proc. 10-th Int. Conf. on Gas Discharges and their Applications, Swansea, UK, 13-18 September, 1992, 2, pp. 534-535.
  6. P. Vitruk, H. J. Baker and D. R. Hall, “The characteristics and stability of high power transverse radio frequency discharges for waveguide CO2 slab laser excitation”, J. Phys. D.: Appl. Phys. 25, 1992, 1767-1776.
  7. J. Baker, A. D. Colley, D. R. Hall, C. J. Shackleton, F. Villarreal and P. Vitruk, “High power cw slab-waveguide molecular lasers”, 11-th UK Conf. on Quantum Electronics, Belfast, Sept. 1993.
  8. P. Vitruk, H. J. Baker and D. R. Hall, “Similarity and scaling in diffusion-cooled RF excited carbon dioxide lasers”, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, QE-30, 1994, N7, pp.1623-1634.
  9. A. Colley, P. Vitruk, L. A. Doyle, H. J. Baker and D. R. Hall, “RF discharge uniformity control in kilowatt class, RF excited, large-area electrode CO2lasers”, Proc. Conf. Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO-Europe’94, Amsterdam, Aug 1994, CML1.
  10. G. Yu, H. J. Baker, P. Vitruk and D. R. Hall, “Transverse RF excited, table-top fast-axial-flow CO2 laser with 1kW output power”, Proc. Conf. Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO-Europe’94, Amsterdam, Holland, 28 Aug-2 Sept 1994, paper CWH3.
  11. F. Villarreal, A. A. Cameron, A. D. Colley, P. Vitruk, H. J. Baker and D. R. Hall, “High pressure CW molecular gas lasers using narrow gap slab waveguides”, Proc. CLEO’95, Baltimore, USA, June 1995, CMJ4.
  12. P. Vitruk, R. J. Morley, H. J. Baker and D. R. Hall “High power continuous wave atomic Xe gas laser with radiofrequency excitation”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 67, 1995, N 10, pp. 1366-1368.
  13. P. Vitruk et al, “700 W, diffusion-cooled, large area, 40.68 MHz excited CO2 laser employing split-wave hybrid confocal resonator”, SFHPLAC’98, Santa Fe, NM, 26-30 April 1998.
  14. P. Vitruk. “Soft tissue cutting with CO2 and diode lasers”, Veterinary Practice News. 2012;11:24.
  15. P. Vitruk. “Surgical CO2 laser demystified, Veterinary Practice News. 2013;1:28-29.
  16. P. Vitruk. “How CO2 lasers cut, coagulate soft tissue”, Veterinary Practice News. 2014;12:36-37.
  17. P. Vitruk, R. Convissar, G. Romanos. “Near-IR Laser Non-Contact and Contact Tip-Tissue Thermal Interaction Differences”, Academy of Laser Dentistry 2014 Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 2014.
  18. P. Vitruk, Oral soft tissue laser ablative and coagulative efficiencies spectra”, Implant Practice US. 2014;7(6):19-27.
  19. R. Levine, P. Vitruk. Laser-Assisted Removal of Irritation Fibroma, Global Laser Oral Health. 2014;11.
  20. P. Vitruk, Laser use in scaling and root planning”, Journal of American Dental Association, Dec 2015, Volume 146(12):866.
  21. R. Levine and P. Vitruk, “Laser-assisted operculectomy”. Compendium of Dental Education. 2015 Sep;36(8):561-567.
  22. E. Linden and P. Vitruk, Implant-safe settings for SuperPulse 10,600 nm CO2 laser-assisted, closed flap peri-implantitis treatment”. Implant Practice US. 2015;8(6):26-28.
  23. M. Kaplan and P. Vitruk, Soft tissue 10,600 nm CO2 laser orthodontic procedures”. Orthodontic Practice US. 2015;6(6):53-57.
  24. J. Krauser and P. Vitruk, “The 10.6 µm SuperPulse CO2 laser may alleviate the late implant failure linked to tissue tension”. Implant Practice US. 2015;8(5):30-35.
  25. E. Linden and P. Vitruk, SuperPulse 10.6 µm CO2 laser-assisted, closed flap treatment of peri-implantitis”. Implant Practice US. 2015;8(4):34-38.
  26. R. Levine and P. Vitruk, Enhanced hemostasis and improved healing in CO2 laser-assisted soft tissue oral surgeries”. Implant Practice US. 2015;8(3):34-37.
  27. A. Hazelbaker, M. Kaplan and P. Vitruk, Infant frenectomy with 10,600 nm Dental CO2 laser”. WAGD Newsletter. 2015 Apr;34:10-12.
  28. C. Cobb and P. Vitruk, Effectiveness of a super-pulsed CO2 laser for removal of biofilm from three different types of implant surfaces: an in vitro study”. Implant Practice US. 2015;8(3):20-28.
  29. J. Rosenlicht and P. Vitruk, Ablation and sulcular debridement utilizing the CO2 laser for denture-induced gingival hyperplasia”. Implant Practice US. 2015;8(2):34-37.
  30. P. Vitruk, “Myths and Physics of Soft Tissue Dental Lasers”, Academy of Laser Dentistry 2015 Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, Feb 5-7, 2015.
  31. C. Cobb and P. Vitruk, “Microbial Decontamination of Three Different Implant Surfaces Using a SuperPulse CO2 10,600 nm Laser: An in Vitro Study”, Academy of Laser Dentistry 2015 Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, Feb 5-7, 2015.
  32. G. Selig and P. Vitruk, “Implant Placement Surgeries Utilizing SuperPulse 10,600 nm CO2 Laser”, Academy of Laser Dentistry 2015 Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, Feb 5-7, 2015.
  33. W. Nordquist and P. Vitruk, “Efficacy of the CO2 Laser to Sterilize and Ablate the Bacterial Laded Epithelial Lining of the Diseased Gingival Sulcus”, Academy of Laser Dentistry 2015 Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, Feb 5-7, 2015.
  34. E. Linden and P. Vitruk, “SuperPulse 10,600 nm CO2 Laser-Assisted Soft-Tissue Procedures in Periodontics”, Academy of Laser Dentistry 2015 Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, Feb 5-7, 2015.
  35. R. Levine and P. Vitruk, “Laser Assisted Dental Procedures Utilizing the LightScalpel LS-1005 SuperPulse 10,600 nm CO2 Laser in the Area of Special Needs Dentistry”,Academy of Laser Dentistry 2015 Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, Feb 5-7, 2015.
  36. M. Kaplan and P. Vitruk, “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.
  37. P. Vitruk, “Oral Soft Tissue Laser Ablation and Coagulation Depths Spectra”, Academy of Laser Dentistry 2016 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Apr 14-17, 2016.
  38. C. Cotca and P. Vitruk, “New CO2 Laser Modified Technique Protocol for Solar Cheilitis Treatment”, Academy of Laser Dentistry 2016 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Apr 14-17, 2016.
  39. E. Linden and P. Vitruk, “SuperPulse 10,600 nm CO2 Laser Assisted Closed Flap Treatment of Peri-Implantitis”, Academy of Laser Dentistry 2016 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Apr 14-17, 2016.
  40. R. Levine and P. Vitruk, “Improved Hemostasis and Healing in CO2 Laser Soft Tissue Surgeries”, Academy of Laser Dentistry 2016 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Apr 14-17, 2016.
  41. G. Selig and P. Vitruk, “LightScalpel CO2 Laser Assisted Implant Placement Surgeries in Medically Compromised Patients”, Academy of Laser Dentistry 2016 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Apr 14-17, 2016.
  42. M. Kaplan and P. Vitruk, “10,600 nm SuperPulse CO2 Laser Frenectomies and Gingivectomies”, Academy of Laser Dentistry 2016 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Apr 14-17, 2016.
  43. J. Krauser and P. Vitruk, “Avoid Tension: The 10,600 nm SuperPulse CO2 Laser May Alleviate the Late Implant Failures”, Academy of Laser Dentistry 2016 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Apr 14-17, 2016.
  44. P. Fabbie, L. Kundel and P. Vitruk. Tongue-Tie Functional Release”. Dent Sleep Practice. Winter 2016: 40-45.
  45. P. Vitruk and R. Levine. Hemostasis and Coagulation with Ablative Soft-Tissue Dental Lasers and Hot-Tip Devices”. Inside Dentistry. 2016 Aug;12(8):37-42.
  46. R. Levine and P. Vitruk. “Laser Mucocele Removal in Pediatric Patients”. Dental Town 2016 Sept;17(9):10-111.
  47. R. Levine and P. Vitruk. The Use of a 10,600-nm CO2 Laser Mandibular Vestibular Extension in a Patient with a Chromosomal Disorder”. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2016 Sept;37(9):527-533.
  48. P. Vitruk. “Laser Frenectomy: The Myths and Science of Soft Tissue Surgical Lasers”, 2nd AAMS Congress, Chicago, IL, March 1-5, 2017.
  49. P. Vitruk. “10,600 nm CO2 Laser Frenectomy Settings”, LightScalpel Laser User Symposium at Academy of Laser Dentistry 2017 Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, April 7-8, 2017.
  50. P. Vitruk “Laser Frenectomy: The Myths and Science of Soft Tissue Surgical Lasers.”, 1st Annual Meeting “Pediatric Tongue and Lip Ties: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment”, Phoenix, AZ, April 9th 2017.
  51. R. Convissar, A. Hazelbaker, M. Kaplan and P. Vitruk. “Color Atlas of Infant Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Laser Frenectomy, PanSophia Press, 2017.
  52. P. Vitruk. Laser Education, Science and Safety: a review of dental laser education standards, Dental Town, June 2017: 62-67.
  53. Kaplan M, Vitruk P. 10,600-nm CO2 Laser Frenectomies in Pediatric Patients, Dent Sleep Practice. Fall 2017:40-42.
  54. Wuertz K, Vitruk P. SuperPulse 10,600 nm CO2 Laser Revision of Lingual Frenum Previously Released with a Diode Hot Glass Tip, Dent Sleep Practice. Winter 2017:40-42.
  55. Riek C, Vitruk P. “Incision and Coagulation/Hemostasis Depth Control During a CO2 Laser Lingual Frenectomy”, Dent Sleep Practice. Spring 2018:32-38.
  56. Geis M, Kundel L, Vitruk P. Functional Frenectomy (Osteopathically Guided). Dent Sleep Practice. Summer 2018:30-32.

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Geri-Lynn Waldman DDS

Geri-Lynn Waldman, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Hudson Valley Pediatric Dentistry
Middletown, NY, US

Dr. Geri-Lynn Waldman graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado where she received her BA in psychology. After undergraduate school she worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for two years doing research in the field of immunology. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 2000. Following dental school she completed a two year residency in pediatric dentistry from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (now Rutgers University). During her residency she received specialized training in all areas of pediatric dentistry including sedation and working with children of special needs.

Dr. Geri is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry, American Dental Association and the 9th District Dental Association. She has been elected as a “Favorite Doctor” by her patients in Hudson Valley Parent Magazine for the past 4 years. She has also been recognized by her peers as one of Hudson Valley Magazine’s “Top Dentists” since 2009.

danelle walton, dds

Danelle Walton, DDS

Dentist
Walton Family Dentistry
Austin, TX, US

Dr. Walton was born and raised in Indiana. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Indiana University Bloomington and went on to get her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. While in dental school, she met her best friend and future husband, Kyle. She graduated in 2010 and they moved to Austin, Texas. Since moving to Austin, they got married and had two children – Reid and Quinn.

Matthew J. West

Matthew J. West, DMD, FAGD

Dentist
SEARHC – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
Juneau, AK, US

Dr. West earned an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) credential from the University of Oklahoma and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland after attending Northern Arizona University for his undergraduate studies. Before joining SEARHC in 2010, Dr. West was a dentist in Bethel for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. (YKHC) and deputy director of dental services with YKHC from 2006-2010. He currently oversees SEARHC’s dental residency program through our partnership with NYU – Lutheran. Dr. West serves on the board of the Alaska Academy of General Dentistry. He also is a graduate of the Kois Center (a continuing education program in esthetics, implant, and restorative dentistry based in Seattle).

Dr. Abby Wilentz

Abby Wilentz, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Pediatric Dentistry Orthodontics
Plantation, FL, US

Dr. Abby Wilentz attended Emory University for her undergraduate studies and earned her dental degree from the University of Florida. She completed her pediatric dental residency program at Nova Southeastern University and has been providing pediatric dental care since 1999. She is a Diplomat from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Wilentz loves children and has three of her own, Jacob, Anna and Jonah. She is married to Gregg, who is a dermatologist. In her spare time, she enjoys all types of exercising, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Wilentz has completed over 30 marathons, several half iron mans and 4 iron mans.

Christopher J. Winkler, DVM, DABLS

Christopher J. Winkler, DVM, DABLS
Faculty of the American Laser Study Club

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

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, DVM

Barbara Winslow, DVM

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

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, DABLS

General Dentist
Hampton Dental Associates
Milwaukee, WI, US

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.
Jesse Witkoff

Jesse R. Witkoff, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Colorado Tongue Tie
Denver, CO, US

Dr. Jesse began practicing dentistry in 1993. He received his Pediatric Dental specialty from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Prior to that, he completed a General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida and received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Dr. Jesse previously served as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Florida School of Dentistry as well as an “Attending Clinician” at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry and a member in good standing in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatrics, Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Colorado Dental Association and the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society.

karen wuertz dds

Karen M. Wuertz, DDS, PA, DABLS
Faculty of the American Laser Study Club

Dentist
cAIRWAYS, LLC
San Antonio, TX, US

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 DDS

Shervin K. Yazdi, DDS, DABLS

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

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).

Chih-Ming Yu, Veterinarian

Chih-Ming “Jimmy” Yu, DVM

Veterinarian
U-Vet Animal Clinic
Newburgh, IN, US

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Edward Zimmerman, MD

Edward M. Zimmerman, MD, DABLS

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

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.

Erica Zolnierczyk, DMD

Erica Zolnierczyk, DMD

Dentist
Inspire Dental Wellness
Orland Park, IL, US

Dr. Erica Zolnierczyk completed her undergraduate education at Loyola University Chicago receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology Cum Laude. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Dr. Zolnierczyk went on to Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 2011. After Dr. Erica graduated from SIU-SDM, she returned to her hometown of Oak Lawn to be close to her family and friends. Dr. Zolnierczyk has been practicing General Dentistry with a focus on prevention and cosmetics. She believes that listening to her patients will enable her to provide them with the best care possible. She is an active member in the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, as well as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Zolnierczyk exceeds the required amount of Continuing Education required by the State of Illinois and enjoys remaining at the forefront of dental care for her patients by doing so.

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