OUR 2020 SPEAKERS

Amber Auger, RDH, MPH

Amber Auger, RDH, MPH is a practicing dental hygienist and clinical innovations implementation specialist. With over 15 years of experience in the dental industry, Amber provides customized protocols to allow the practice to thrive, refocuses on the patient experience, and utilize systemic approaches to Periodontal Therapy.
Amber is a monthly contributor to RDH Magazine, #AskAmberRDH. Amber also provides preventive services abroad yearly and is always happy to have dental professionals join her team.

2020 Courses:
5/1/2020 – Biofilm Elimination: An Evidence Based Hands-on Course
9/18/2020 – Biofilm Elimination: An Evidence Based Hands-on Course

Dr. Bruce B. Baird

Dr. Bruce B. Baird has a lifelong commitment to dental excellence. A nationally renowned cosmetic dentist, Dr. Baird is an international teacher and speaker on cosmetic, reconstructive, and implant dentistry, business management, and communication development. Instrumental in development of the Quadra-Guide surgical stent and Equaspacer Implant System, Dr. Baird also founded the Texas Centers for Implant Dentistry and Compassionate Finance. He is also involved with the American Academies of Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and the Academies of Osseointegration and General Dentistry. Recognizing his ability to help other dentists achieve the same success
he has experienced in his practice, Dr. Baird partnered with Vicki McManus Peterson to create the Productive Dentist Academy which has been an invaluable resource to dentists nationwide. Dr. Baird hosts a weekly podcast – The Productive Dentist Podcast – where he shares the knowledge he’s gained in his over-thirty year career.

2020 Courses:
4/3/2020 – Productivity: It’s not by Chance… It’s by Choice!

Dr. Tim Bizga, DDS, FAGD

Timothy M. Bizga, DDS, FAGD is a general dentist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio. His practice focuses on comprehensive care, with Dr. Bizga’s special interests in implants, cosmetics and facial aesthetics.
His background in dentistry is lengthy and diverse. Once a former chairside assistant, he also worked as a dental lab-technician, making his perspective unique among others in the field of dentistry. He received his DDS from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bizga is a Certified John Maxwell speaker/Trainer/Coach, a certified DISC profile trainer, clinical consultant for The Dental Advisor and member of  Catapult Education. Dr. Bizga gives back to the community via dental missions around the world.

2020 Courses:
11/13/2020 – Endo/Resto: Simplifying a Procedural Juggernaut to Achieve Single Unit Profitability

Andrea Carpenter, B.S., M.A.

Andrea R. Carpenter has worked in the dental industry for over 8 years as an Office Manager and HR Director for large group practices, and currently serves as the Professional Relations Director for Compliance Training Partners. Her role in the organization is to assist dental and medical professionals across the United States achieve compliance with HIPAA, OSHA, infection control, safety and other regulatory required training.

She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience, as well as a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. In addition, Andrea is an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer, with special emphasis on compliance for dental and medical facilities.

2020 Courses:
9/18/2020 – Annual Dental OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Training

Dr. Karson Carpenter, DDS

Karson L. Carpenter is a practicing dentist and serves as President of Compliance Training Partners. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and has over 25 years experience designing educational programs to bring dental and medical facilities into compliance with
governmental regulations including OSHA, HIPAA and
infection control.

2020 Courses:
6/12/2020 – Annual Compliance Training: OSHA, HIPAA & Sexual Harassment
9/25/2020 – Annual Dental OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Training

Dr Jason R. Doucette, DMD, DASBA, DABDSM

Dr. Doucette is a Nevada native that was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Doucette attended the University of Nevada, Reno and received his bachelor’s degree of science in 1995. He attended Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR where he received his DMD in 1999.
Dr. Doucette developed a passion for cosmetic dentistry and began to focus on smile revitalization through the use of technologically advanced surgical/restorative cosmetic dental procedures. In 2009 after surgically placing dental implants for nearly ten years, he successfully expanded his focus to the planning and placement of fixed-full-arch-implant-supported-prosthetics via CT-Guided technology. As a result of his background in comprehensive dentistry over the last eighteen years, he has become acutely aware of the vital role that efficient sleep plays in the optimal health and healing of his patients. He has become passionate about heavily screening and treating all of his patients for sleep breathing disorders. Dr. Doucette is has many professional affiliations including the ADA, AACD, AASM and a diplomate on the board of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Sleep and Breathing Academy.

2020 Courses:
17-18/1/2020/ – Incorporating Sleep Apnea Treatment into General Practice Dentistry
13-14/3/2020/ – Incorporating Sleep Apnea Treatment into General Practice Dentistry

Teresa Duncan, MS

With over 20 years of healthcare experience, Teresa addresses topics such as Insurance Coding, Office Manager Training and Revenue Growth. Her memberships include the National Speakers Association and the National Association of Dental Plans. She has been named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry and is the author of Moving Your Patients to Yes: Easy Insurance Conversations as well as a contributing author to the ADA’s annual CDT Companion Guides. Her podcast “Nobody Told Me That!” provides regular coding and management updates. Teresa received her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management.

2020 Courses:
10/9/2020 – Dental Insurance in a Day
10/23/2020 – Dental Insurance in a Day
10/30/2020 – Dental Insurance in a Day

Dr. Lou Graham, DDS

Dr. Graham is the founder of the Catapult Group, a continuing education company whose philosophy and programs use contemporary, interactive formats to integrate time-proven conservative dentistry with 21st century materials and techniques. Dr. Graham is a published author in many leading national and international dental journals.
He emphasizes the same concepts he practices: dental health diagnosis, treatment plans for medically compromised patients, conservative treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and customized approaches to periodontal care, implants and laser dentistry.

2020 Courses:
4/3/2020 – A Sound Recession Proof Restorative/ Hygiene Practice: Integrating the Team and Creating the Value
4/17/2020 – Geriatric Dentistry: The Fastest Growing Demographic in Dentistry
11/6/2020 – A Sound Recession Proof Restorative/Hygiene Practice: Integrating the Team and Creating the Value

Jack Hadley

Jack developed the curriculum for, and has taught the Social Media Marketing track in the MBA program at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management in Provo, Utah. He is also the founder of My Social Practice, an agency providing social media content, strategy and support to dental, orthodontic, and dental specialty practices worldwide. Jack was the former CEO at Lava7®, one of the nation’s first agencies focused exclusively on social media marketing solutions for technology businesses. Jack is an award-winning copywriter and former ad agency Creative Director with a rich background in all aspects of the creative process. He’s an engaging speaker who is frequently asked to address dental groups about social media marketing, creativity, and digital marketing.

2020 Courses:
5/8/2020 – 2020’s Most Effective Social Media Strategies for Dental Practices
5/15/2020 – 2020’s Most Effective Social Media Strategies for Dental Practices
9/11/2020 – 2020’s Most Effective Social Media Strategies for Dental Practices
9/18/2020 – 2020’s Most Effective Social Media Strategies for Dental Practices

Dr. Marcus Johnson, DDS, MSD

Marcus Johnson, a Denver, Colorado native, headed east to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a dentist. A Rutgers University alum and graduate of New York University Dental School, he advanced his knowledge and training by receiving his Certificate of Endodontics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio while earning his Master’s Degree of Science in Dentistry. Dr. Johnson, an astute evidence-based clinician, won an award in 2011 from the American Association of Endodontists for his research on new treatment techniques within endodontics.
As a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, he maintains a full-time private practice, City Endodontics, in midtown Manhattan and is the head endodontic attending for the GPR program at Interfaith Medical Center Hospital in Brooklyn where he also teaches pediatric residents. 

2020 Courses:
5/15/2020 – Pain Management and Restorative Driven Endodontics: Lecture and Workshop

Dr. Dave Juliani, DDS

Dr. Juliani, maintains a private practice in Rochester Hills, MI, and is a national educator in the use of dental CAD/CAM technology and practice technology integration. A 1993 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, he completed a one year General Practice Residency, after which he served two years at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. A CAD/CAM user since 2003, Dr. Juliani is a chairside basic and advanced trainer, hardware, software, and materials beta tester, a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. For the seventh consecutive year, he has been listed as one of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumer Research Council of America, and one of Detroit’s Top Dentists by Hour Detroit Magazine.

2020 Courses:
5/8/2020 – Chairside CAD/CAM Workflow Materials Update & Digital Restorative Solutions

Dr. Ron Kaminer, DDS

Dr. Ron Kaminer is a 1990 graduate of the State of New York (SUNY) Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kaminer has always been passionate about technology and was one of the first 100 dentists in the country to include a hard tissue Dental laser into his practice. Over the years Dr. Kaminer has taught Dental Lasers, technology and minimally invasive Dentistry to thousands of dentists worldwide. He sits on the Board of Catapult Education, is a frequent contributor to Mentor magazine, sits on the editorial board of Dental Product Shopper and acts as a clinical consultant to numerous Dental manufacturers. While doing all of the above, Dr. Kaminer practices full time in both his offices in Hewlett and Oceanside N.Y. focusing on Minimally Invasive and Digital Dentistry. He is a Fellow of The Academy of General Dentistry, member of the American Dental Association, and member of The Academy of Laser Dentistry.

2020 Courses:
9/11/2020 – Spinning the Wheel to Success: You Decide, I’ll Provide
9/25/2020 – Spinning the Wheel to Success: You Decide, I’ll Provide

Dr. Susan McMahon, DMD

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, Dr. McMahon enjoys the largest cosmetic dental practice in Western Pennsylvania.  
She is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a fellow in the International Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics, and a fellow in the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
An author and lecturer, Dr. McMahon has devoted her professional career to the pursuit of advanced technologies in cosmetic dentistry and smile design.  She is a past clinical instructor in Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine and a guest lecturer at the University of West Virginia, School of Dentistry.

2020 Courses:
5/1/2020 – Solutions for Better Restorations, Workflow, and well-being using Today’s Technology, Materials, techniques and Equipment
11/6/2020 – Solutions for Better Restorations, Workflow, and well-being using Today’s Technology, Materials, techniques and Equipment

Dr. Ehab Moussa, DDS

Dr. Moussa obtained his Bachelor’s degree in dentistry from The Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt in 2009. Subsequently, he joined his father in a specialty practice with a primary focus on dental implant surgery. In 2012 Dr Moussa joined the periodontics fellowship program at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio. Afterwards, he pursued a Master’s degree in periodontics and joined the residency program at CWRU. Recognizing the importance of sound prosthetic principles in a surgical practice, Dr Moussa commenced the fellowship program at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Throughout the fellowship Dr Moussa focused his efforts on gaining experience in dental implant prosthodontics and managing complex restorative cases. Currently Dr Moussa maintains a full-time private practice position in New Orleans, Louisiana. His services are limited to periodontics, dental implant surgery, and prosthetics. Teaching is a passion for Dr Moussa. He has lectured nationally and internationally on many topics.

2020 Courses:
7/17-18/2020 – Comprehensive Dental Implant Training Continuum

Shannon Pace Brinker CDA

Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, is a national and international speaker and published author. She has been a full-time practicing dental assistant for more than 25 years and works for Dr. Robert Korman in Virginia Beach, VA.
She is an active member of the AACD, was the first auxiliary to sit on the AACD Board of Directors, and was awarded the AACD Rising Star Award. Shannon was selected one of Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians. She was also selected as Dental Products Report’s 25 most influential women in dentistry and Dr. Bicuspid’s dental assisting educator of the year. She has written more than 300 articles about clinical applications and has a current column in Dental Product Reports for team evaluations of dental products and materials. She has her own publication for dental assistants called Side by Side. She has started one of the first online platforms designated for dental assistants called the Academy of Chairside Assisting.

2020 Courses:
4/24/2020 – From our Side of the Chair: A dental assisting focused course
10/16/2020 – From our Side of the Chair: A dental assisting focused course
10/30/2020 – From our Side of the Chair: A dental assisting focused course

Dr. Neal Patel, DDS, CDT

Neal Patel graduated from The Ohio State University where he served as Implant Prosthodontic Fellow and helped establish techniques and protocols for Digital Implantology and Prosthetics. He went on to specialized study with renown experts in the US and abroad. He has since become a national authority on 3D diagnostic imaging with cone beam computed tomography and same-day dental restorations with computer-aided design & manufacturing (CAD/CAM).
He is a unique combination of dentist and Certified Dental Technician, an accreditation involving intensive course study and a demonstrated mastery of the specialty areas of dentures, partial dentures, crowns & bridges, ceramics, orthodontics and implants. A testimony to his expertise, Dr. Patel travels extensively around the US, Canada and overseas, training other doctors in the use of modern dental technology like 3D imaging and computer-guided dental implant placement.

2020 Courses:
5/15-16/2020 – Comprehensive Dental Implant Training Continuum

Dr. Isaac Tawil, DDS, MS

Dr. Tawil received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from New York Masters degree in Biology – Long Island University DDS – NYU College of Dentistry. He is a:

  • Diplomat International Academy Dental Implantology
  • Diplomat International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics
  • Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • MINEC Knight (Megagen International Network of Educators and Clinicians)
  • MINEC USA board of directors
  • Digital Dental USA society board of directors
  • Digital Director Guided Smile
  • Pierre Fauchard award for outstanding achievements
  • Fellow Advanced Dental Implant Academy
  • Presidential Service Award Outstanding Achievements
  • Private Practice, Brooklyn, New York
  • Founder and Co-Director and of Advanced Implant Education
  • Partner TBS instruments
  • New product consultant for IDS (Integrated Dental Systems), 3DISC, Henry Schein, Megagen

Dr Tawil has held main podium session and hands on workshops at AAID, AMIB, Sename, CMIC, SYFAC, ESCD, Aegis, Megagen International Symposiums, Osseodensification World Symposium, DentalXp and IADI. Dr Tawil has been published in several magazines and journals and enjoys teaching live surgical seminars in Mexico, Arizona and NY as well as hands on courses globally.

2020 Courses:
1/10/2020 – Introduction to Dental Implantology: Lecture & Workshop
3/20-21/2020 – Comprehensive Dental Implant Training Continuum

Dr. Arthur Tomaro, DDS

Dr. Tomaro graduated from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. Prior to his relocation to Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Tomaro enjoyed 26 years of private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He provides live-patient treatment courses, as well as peer lectures to dentists nationally and internationally. His teaching focuses on techniques related to Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), General Dentistry (Tooth Colored Fillings & Crowns), Diagnosis, Cosmetic Dentistry, Treatment of Headaches, and Neuromuscular Dentistry procedures that are used in daily patient care.
Dr. Tony Tomaro is a published author and a consultant for dental laboratories and manufacturers, and a current contributing author to national dental publications and dental laboratory publications on several topics, including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and TMJ.

2020 Courses:
3/27/2020 – Creating a Digital Workflow to Up Our Game In Diagnostics and Treatment

Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS

Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS graduated with her dental hygiene degree from the University of South Dakota in 1995 and has been actively involved in dental hygiene education, leadership and advocacy on the local, state and national level over the last 25 years.
Lancette works as a clinician in private practice, in the corporate world as a professional educator, in public health and is an internationally recognized continuing education speaker.
She is a past president of the Nevada Dental Hygienists Association and served for 4 years on the board of directors for the American Dental
Hygienists Association. Lancette has received many awards during her career including the Innovative Career Vision and the Nevada Dental Hygienist of the Year. Most recently, she was recognized with the Irene Newman Professional Achievement Award from the American Dental Hygienists Association- recognizing her for her contributions to the advancement of the art and science of the dental hygiene profession over the last 15 years. Lancette is passionate about ensuring that all communities have access to dental care, the power of prevention and the utilization of the dental hygienist.

2020 Courses:
3/27/2020 – Raising awareness: current vape culture and the opioid epidemic