IAPA 2024 Team Track & 2024 Best in Practice Team Award





Dr. Barton received his college and doctor of medical dentistry degree from the University of Florida in 1986. Immediately following graduation, he worked as an associate for one year in Jacksonville, Florida. In October of 1987, Dr. Barton opened his solo dental practice in Jacksonville. Following a course taken in 1995 at Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI Global), Dr. Barton slowly began to transition his general dentistry practice into a practice that focused on aesthetic dentistry. Later, in 2001, Dr. Barton built and moved into a brand new office that helped further transition the practice into comprehensive neuromuscular aesthetic dentistry. He is a graduate of and instructor with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). He also has achieved the LVI Mastership award. He teaches dentists from all over the world in the latest treatments for cosmetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction and neuromuscular occlusion. Dr. Barton is affiliated with many dental organizations; AGD, AACD, FDA, ICCMO, as well many local affiliations. He is a frequent speaker to many study groups and associations.


Joseph Dewees was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He started working in dental offices 20 years ago at the age of 17 as a sterilization technician, while also furthering his education at the College of Southern Nevada. Since then he has worn many different hats in dental offices, from Clinical Dental Assistant, Front Office, Office Manager, and Treatment Coordinator. It was 15 years ago he was first introduced to The Las Vegas Institute, which started his passion for Physiologic Dentistry and enjoys helping patients achieve optimal dental and whole body health. 

He is now the Director of Team Programs here at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He believes a well trained, empowered team is the key to a successful dental practice, and hopes to help team members unlock their full potential and help them find their passion for dentistry.  

In addition he has a second passion for fitness and is a Group Fitness Instructor and enjoys pushing people to reach and exceed their fitness and weight loss goals.





Congratulations to DR.j. dARON cLARK AND tEAM FOR being our 2023 IAPA TEAM OF THE YEAR!!!! 

Don’t forget we will Celebrate the team again at our 2024 Conference with a special award just for them. The IAPA BEST IN PRACTICE TEAM AWARD!!!!

Doctors all you have to do is recommend your entire team who will be attending the conference with you in October for the BEST IN PRACTICE AWARD!

Just submit a brief overview as to why you consider your team to be the best qualified for this honor. Please include a group photo of your team as well along with your overview. All submissions will be reviewed by the IAPA Board and during the IAPA; the winning team will be recognized! As you know the team is truly the heart that beats, keeping the practice alive. Join us in honoring your team for the recognition they deserve!

Please let us know as well of any accolades your team has achieved within the field of Dentistry, and throughout their community!

Click HERE to download the 2024 IAPA Best in Practice Team Award Submission form.

All submissions and photos must be sent to Gina Jasso by end of the business day October 18, 2024.  You can contact her at gjasso@lviglobal.com or call  702.341.7978 ext.119