2019 Speakers

 

THE STATE OF LVI 

Bill Dickerson, DDS, FAACD, LVIM, FIAPA, LVIF

Like so many dentists, Dr. Dickerson was busy creating a practice based on the skills and knowledge he obtained in dental school, however he was increasingly frustrated and disenchanted by the traditional approach to dental care. Developing a “Patient Centered Practice” gave him his passion driven purpose. Propelled by this new excitement for dentistry, Bill started sharing his passion with other dentists and quickly became recognized as a respected opinion leader and highly sought after speaker as well as one of the most influential people in dentistry. He was instrumental as a pioneer in the aesthetic revolution as well as igniting the professions interest in Physiological Based Dentistry. His focus for the past two decades has been to create a better future for the profession.  Since 1994, Bill’s efforts have been channeled into creating the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI Global), providing an educational forum for advancing our profession, and developing many aesthetic and occlusal techniques that enhanced comprehensive restorative procedures.  Over nine thousand dentists from all over the world have attended LVI and over 10,000 of their patients have been treated there, as well as the thousands of others who have enhanced their practices by attending lectures of Bill’s or reading his several books. From Aesthetic dentistry to scientifically based occlusal approaches, Bill has encouraged, assisted and propelled dentists from over 43 nations to grow and excel.

 

What happens in the team program doesn’t stay in the team program. Insights into elevating your office to the next level with the help of your team!

HEIDI DICKERSON, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA,LVIF

Dr. Heidi S. Dickerson is a 1994 graduate of the University of Illinois, School of Dentistry. She began her dental career with a private, Physiologic Based, restorative practice in Philadelphia, PA. Because of her commitment to excellence and spending countless hours mastering aesthetic, restorative and Physiologic Based dentistry, Dr. Heidi Dickerson was excited to teach others the optimal possibilities, to integrate into their practices!  From Physiologic Occlusion to Full Mouth Reconstruction, Dr. Dickerson teaches a hands-on approach to learning. She holds the prestigious LVIM (Mastership) title at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. As an international lecturer and corporate leader, she has shared the Physiologic philosophy with dentists around the world. In 2010 and 2017, Dental Products Report named Dr. Dickerson one of the Top Women in Dentistry.  As an executive administrator and President, she facilitates the operations of the Las Vegas campus and the Australian campus. Expressing her passion, Dr. Dickerson guides and encourages doctors and their teams through the LVI Curriculum. She is the Editor of the Visions Magazine and a featured writer. She is also the creator and producer of LVI TV, a bimonthly dental news source on YouTube. Her goal is to assist dentists in being the best that they can be… by becoming perpetual students of dentistry and life!  Dr. Heidi Dickerson does not have relevant financial relationships with proprietary entities producing health caregoods or services related to the content of LVI courses.

 

JOE BARTON, DMD, LVIM, LVIF, FIAPA

A Jacksonville native, Dr. Joe Barton received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry from the University of Florida, and has been in private practice for over thirty years. His professional philosophy and his personal convictions about experiencing the best in life are expressed in three words- Beauty, Health, Balance. From designing your smile to addressing other disorders like TMJ discomfort and sleep apnea, Dr. Barton and his team are committed to providing solutions that make a person’s life better. Admira Dentistry is a place that heals people. There is a strong focus on a person’s overall well-being. Dr. Barton has dedicated his life to truly going beyond the smile and addressing his guest’s complete health.

 

Success Strategies:
Ah-Ha’s and Faux Pas on your Path to Success

MS. MARILYN SHERMAN

Hall of Fame speaker Marilyn Sherman knows how to engage an audience. She has spent years studying and working with high performing teams and leaders teaching them how to get out of their comfort zone and live and lead from the front-row.

Her programs center around personal accountability for success knowing that Front-Row Leaders perform at the top of their game, crushing the competition while illuminating the path for others to succeed.

When business leaders are at the top of their game, they:
● Ignite passion in others
● Avoid the danger in settling for mediocrity
● Obliterate their sales goals
● Empower their staff to perform at a higher level
● Communicate with clarity and purpose
● Take 100% responsibility for their attitude and actions
● Let go of excuses and get things done!
Marilyn will equip your audience with tools resulting in more productivity, better morale, and increased resilience to obstacles. Through moving stories and case studies, she will arm your group with actionable strategies that work! She offers amazing keynote presentations based on her motivational books. In addition, Marilyn offers workshops on reducing conflict in the workplace and managing change with a positive mindset. Her presentations have been perfect for sales rallies, annual conferences, Franchisee events, even incentive trips for top sales people, using Marilyn’s presentation as a motivational gift for top team members.

Marilyn has written three motivational books:
● “Whose Comfort Zone are You in?”
● “Why Settle for the Balcony? How to get a Front-Row Seat in Life”
● “Is there a Hole in Your Bucket List?”
Forbes.com just named her latest book Is there a Hole In Your Bucket List? as one of the top leadership books in 2019 for new managers. Marilyn is a consummate pro. She has been on every stage imaginable even keynoting conferences where they’ve never had a female keynote speaker in the history of their association. There’s a reason why she’s on several top speaker lists, and top keynoters in the industry and proud member of the National Speaker’s Association Hall of Fame.

She is a graduate of Washington State University, and in addition to being in the speaker hall of fame, she holds the highest earned designation, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). She lives in Las Vegas, NV.

Synopsis:
It’s not enough to have a business plan and a team in place and hope you never make any mistakes. Ultimate success in business and in life is about building relationships, taking care of your people, turning your customers into fans and managing change with a positive mindset. It’s not always a smooth process and mistakes will be made. This keynote will provide you with the tools to be more resourceful to grow your relationships, your brand, and ultimately your business.

The Educational Objectives For This Presentation Are For The Participants To Be Able To:
1. Define what it means to be a victim, vacationer or volunteer when confronted with change
2. Utilize available resources when growing your business instead of working within a silo of what you know
3. Overcome common mistakes that keep people from achieving more success

DENTAL LASER TECHNOLOGY UPDATE: KEYS & TIPS TO OPTIMALLY IMPLEMENT & MARKET YOUR NEW OR EXISTING LASER

MR. NICK CLAUSEN

Nick Clausen is both a speaker and coach on dental lasers nationally and internationally. He has achieved Standard & Advanced Proficiency in Laser Dentistry from the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). He is currently Chair of The ALD Manufacturing Council where he meets with Dental Laser CEO’s & VP’s on how increase awareness and efficiency of dental laser marketplace and is also on ALD Educational Committee. Nick is also current in Fortune Management coach specializing in Dental Laser Optimization and Practice Management. He is also a former Director of HOYA ConBio’s North American Dental Division, former VP with Implant One and helped start a hands on-implant training center in the Dominican Republic (Dominican Training Institute), and has consulted on expansion of PIPS (laser endodontics) technology and helped coordinate the sale of the PIPS IP to Sonedno. Nick received his Business Degree from Iowa State University, MBA from Creighton University, with affiliate semester at ESADE in Barcelona, Spain as well as certifications in Project Management & eCommerce from Georgia Tech University and completed The Program on Negotiation from Harvard Law School.

Synopsis:
This course will update and educate participants on the latest laser technologies available to dentist as well as show how to optimally integrate and market lasers to grow a dental practice. This course is designed to present basic laser science. We will discuss the different laser wavelengths and outputs. We will look at how these differences can yield varying results with older/newer dental laser technologies. The presenter will then discuss how to properly implement lasers so they can streamline the schedule, increase case acceptance, add new procedures and increase new patients into the practice.

The Educational Objectives For This Presentation Are For The Participants To Be Able To:
• Discuss the fundamental science behind dental lasers.
• Discuss the differences between different dental laser technologies and how they work.
• Discuss the different tissue interactions of different technologies.
• Discuss features available for lasers and the benefits these features bring.
• Leverage lasers to aid in:
o better clinical outcomes
o time savings & smart scheduling
o better patient experience
o adding new procedures
o getting new patients
o patient care acceptance
o more effective marketing

DENTAL MATERIALS UPDATE

ED SUH, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Suh is fast becoming one of the most recognized names in the field of contemporary dentistry. His down to earth, real life approach to systematically implementing contemporary techniques into the private practice is what has made him highly sought after as a speaker. From esthetic principles, simplifying complex adhesive protocols to streamlined practice management, the topics covered are true to life and have resulted in many success stories both here in the US and Internationally. Dr. Suh is currently serving as a Featured Lecturer and as a Regional Director for the Las Vegas Institute for Dental Learning, the former clinical director for the Nash Institute for Dental Learning, Adjunct Professor at the UNC School of Dentistry, and serves on the Board of Contemporary Product Solutions. Dr. Suh also serves as a Key Opinion Leader for several dental manufacturers.

INFANT LIP AND TOUNGE TIES: BASICS OF DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT WITH SOFT TISSUE LASERS

Gregory LANE. DMD

Dr. Gregory Lane graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1990. In 1992, he completed a general practice residency at the Medical College of Ohio. Following his residency, he stayed on as a Clinical Instructor at the Medical College of Ohio while also practicing general dentistry. Dr. Lane’s family ties brought him back to Pennsylvania in 1993. He started a private practice and again chose to teach while on staff at Westmoreland Hospital’s Dental Clinic.

Over the past 26 years his practice has become centered in cosmetic and physiologic based dentistry, helping patients with TMD. His passion for excellence, continuing education and desire to help the patients who entrust him with their care has led him to LVI. He continues to complete new programs and has recently reviewed Core III and Core IV.

Dr. Lane’s skills include certification in 4 different types of dental lasers. His wife who is a pediatrician appealed to him to help infants with tongue and lip ties that were preventing successful breast feeding. Given his capabilities and laser expertise he knew that he could help these infants. Dr. Lane partnered with a pediatric dentist, Dr. Keith Gjebre in 2016 to form the Laser Center for Pediatric Frenectomies. This partnership has since helped over 500 infants!

Synopsis
The emphasis of this lecture will be on the physical identification, clinical evaluation and use of laser therapy on tethered oral tissue, primarily in the infant population. The anatomic classification of maxillary and mandibular frenulums as well as their clinical relevance will be discussed particularly as related to their impact on breastfeeding and speech. Basic laser physics will be reviewed to understand the variety of soft tissue lasers available and how they can make treating tongue and lip ties effective and predictable. Because of our broad clinical knowledge and proficiency with the use of lasers in dentistry, LVI dentists are in an excellent position to assess and treat these anatomic variants.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
1.Classify and assess lip and tongue ties in Infants
2.Discuss fundamentals of soft tissue lasers and their use in Infant frenectomies.
3.Recognize signs and symptoms of Infant tongue and lip ties

READING THE FACE FOR BETTER DIAGNOSTICS

ANNE-MAREE COLE,
B.D.SC, MSCMED(SLEEP MEDICINE),LVIM, MICCMO, FIAPA

Dr. Anne-Maree Cole graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia with Honours in 1982. In 2014, she completed a Masters Degree in Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney. She has always had a passion for learning but this was truly ignited when she first came to LVI in the year 2000. Since that time she has completed almost 40 separate programs at LVI including the full Core Curriculum, and has reviewed many of the programs multiple times for a total of 70 in all. She is a Master of the Institute, having received her LVIM in 2006 after submission of cases and examination. In 2007, she was awarded Alumni of the Year. She is an instructor at LVI and was appointed the Director of LVI Global Australia to teach the Core Curriculum within Australia. She has been awarded LVI’s Most Educated Instructor and the International Leadership Award. She is a Past President of the IAPA and has attained her Mastership from the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopaedics (ICCMO). She travels from Australia to teach in the sleep and advanced TMD programs at LVI. Dr. Anne-Maree has a passion for physiology and its application in dentistry, particularly with regards to sleep and pain. Having completed her Masters Degree in Sleep Medicine, the importance of respecting the physiology was driven home. Our goal should not be to do quickest and easiest but to do our very best for the patients who entrust us with their care. The physiologic approach to dental sleep medicine embraces this.

Dr. Anne-Maree Cole does not have relevant financial relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services related to the content of LVI courses.

SYNOPSIS:
Facial development is not random. It represents the history right up to the current moment of the epigenetic influence upon the genetic blueprint we are born with. This lecture will analyse the facial clues that represent a veering away from this genetic template. And most importantly how to use them to know you are heading in the right direction with treatment.

The Educational Objectives For This Presentation Are For The Participants To Be Able To:
1.Recognize subtle signs of an under-developed midface.
2.Discuss the mechanisms leading to these changes.
3.Utilize facial landmarks to analyse treatment progress

MOTIVATIONAL,AESTHETIC, & PHYSIOLOGIC (MAP TALKS)

 

A REVIEW OF A RADIO CAMPAIGN DONATING A SMILE MAKEOVER- WAS IT WORTH IT?

HAMADA MAKARITA, DDS, MAGD, FICOI, LVIM, FAACD, FIAPA

Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantology
Board Member- International Association for Comprehensive Aesthetics

Dr. Makarita received his Dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia and currently maintains a private practice in Mclean, Virginia with an emphasis on Aesthetic Reconstructive Dentistry. He started his journey at LVI in 2000. He has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1995 and became an Accredited member in 2000. In 2006, he became the 39th member to receive the prestigious Accredited Fellow status in the AACD.  Dr. Makarita received his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry and achieved Mastership status with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), where he is a clinical instructor and lecturer. He is also a board member of the International Association for Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA). Dr. Makarita is a national and international lecturer in the fields of Aesthetic Reconstructive Dentistry, Clinical Photography and Physiologic Based Occlusion.

SYNOPSIS:
A discussion of a marketing technique using radio stations a partner to donate a smile makeover. A discussion of the challenges and if it was worth the expense.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
-Market yourself In a unique way using radio advertisement
-Discuss the criteria for case submissions
-Discuss the legal challenges with this type pf campaign.

 

“THE FACES OF FACEBOOK”

TIM GROSS, DMD, LVIF, FIAPA

Dr. Timothy Gross graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992 and completed a general practice residency in dentistry at Allegheny General Hospital in 1993. He practiced in Pittsburgh for 17 years before relocating to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in 2009. While in Pittsburgh, Dr. Gross was president of the Pittsburgh Academy of Dentistry and on the Peer Review and Patient Relations Committee of Western Pennsylvania. He also was a senior staff member at Allegheny General Hospital, a level one trauma hospital, where he remains on staff lecturing to hospital residents.

Dr. Gross is a Fellow and Clinical Instructor of Physiologic Orthodontics at the Las Vegas Institute and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine. He is on the Board of the International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics. Dr. Gross’ practices on Hilton Head Island focuses on orthodontics, Physiologic Based Dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, sleep apnea, and mercury- free dentistry.

Dr. Timothy Gross does not have relevant financial relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services related to the content of LVI courses.

 

THE ART OF FACIAL DENTISTRY THE LVI WAY

GORDON RYE, DDS, LVIM

PRIVATE PRACTICE RESIDENCY: A RESIDENTS PERSPECTIVE

KORY GRAHL, DDS

Dr. Grahl was born & raised in San Diego, California and completed his undergraduate studies at Western New England University where he played NCAA Ice Hockey. Dr. Grahl received his DMD degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation, he returned home to San Diego and began working at three different private practices. Having the perspective of different doctors, Dr. Grahl was able to form his own dental practice philosophy. While he is eternally grateful for those experiences, he was still searching for the perfect practice where he could work with a dentist that truly shared his core values and principal beliefs. In July of last year, he joined Dr. Kevin Winters in Austin, TX as a private practice resident. Dr. Grahl is truly honored to have the opportunity to work day-to-day with Dr. Kevin Winters and through his mentorship, he will continue to build upon his skills to provide the best overall health care for their patients. He is currently working towards fellowship with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and Las Vegas Institute (LVI).

SYNOPSIS:
Dr. Kevin Winters talked at 2018 IAPA Annual Conference about an innovative way to grow your practice by creating a “resident” position. Well, one year later, listen to see how the practice has transitioned and grown.

The Educational Objectives For This Presentation Are For The Participants To Be Able To:

(1)Discuss advantages of resident position
(2)Discuss how this will work in your physiologic dental practice
(3)Discuss the positive impact your knowledge as a physiologic dentist can have on a new graduate

 

SURVIVING AND THRIVING CORPORATE DENTISTRY MARKET INFLUX

CRISTINA MARKIEWICZ, DDS, LVIF

Dr. Markiewicz is a cosmetic dentist that has worked as an associate in multiple types of practices – including corporate, private and physiologic practices. She received her MBA in Entrepreneurship and has a vested interest in the evolution of the dental industry. She has continued to refine her knowledge of dentistry through numerous continuing education programs, including the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the premier post-graduate educational center for neuromuscular, physiologic and cosmetic dentistry. She earned the prestigious title of “Fellow” at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies just a couple years after graduating dental school. She frequently travels across the country to learn about the latest and best techniques to deliver exceptional patient care. She’s also an active member in many industry associations including but not limited to the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics, Spear Study Club, California Dental Association, American Dental Association, Santa Barbara Ventura County Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, CalLutheran Community Leaders Association, Greater Conejo Chamber of Commerce, Thousand Oaks Holistic Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Board of The Conejo Valley Academy of Dentistry.

Synopsis:
Whether you are a new practitioner or have been practicing for a while, it is important to understand the rise of corporate dentistry and the factors that are causing and leading to their growth in market share. This market update will discuss the current market share of DSOs and projection of growth of DSO type practices and the challenges they pose to the private practitioner. This talk discusses the critical weaknesses of private offices that corporate offices exploit and most importantly strategies for private offices to overcome obstacles corporate dentistry introduce. This presentation discusses the importance in positioning yourself as a physiologic dentist and creating a culture of value for the services you offer.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
●Discuss the conditions that are changing dental market share and how it affects private practice practitioners.
●Discuss what is a DSO and overcoming some of the challenges they pose to the market
●Position yourself as a physiologic dentist and creating a culture of value for your services

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

MS. MARY ANN HENRY

Mary Ann brings 30 years of in-depth expertise in management, operations, training, sales, marketing, and advertising in the field of dentistry to LVI as the Director of the Team Training Programs and an In-Office Consultant.  Her career began and her passion for dentistry was ignited when she first walked into a dental practice over 30 years ago. She became a dental Office Manager, where she played a key role in growing revenues to over $1 million. From there she entered the world of dental sales and training while working for a dental software company. While traveling throughout the U.S., she was instrumental in helping bring technology into dental practices at a time when computers were new in our field. She was also a Concierge and dentist liaison at LVI for two years.  With the demand for her talent and expertise growing exponentially, Mary Ann created Peña Dental Consultants in 2000. For over 18 years, she was instrumental in helping dental offices around the country streamline processes to improve efficiency, define and incorporate best practices to retain employees and elevate patient satisfaction, and ultimately to boost revenue and profits. Before rejoining the LVI team in 2019, she was a successful Sales and Advertising Executive for one of Texas’ leading health and lifestyle magazines in Houston.

Synopsis
This program is designed to instruct, motivate, and inspire you and your team to work toward and be excited about achieving excellence in communication! The support of a better educated team is an essential element to the improvement of your dental practice. We will discuss and understand DISC, which should help build the skills to unlock human communication for a more cohesive team and relationship with your patients.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
●Utilize DISC to improve communication between The Practice and Patients and Drs and Team
●Develop a customized communication system that works for your practice
●Create a more effective and motivated team

FULL BODY RED LIGHT THERAPY

HEIDI DICKERSON, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA,LVIF

Dr. Heidi S. Dickerson is a 1994 graduate of the University of Illinois, School of Dentistry. She began her dental career with a private, Physiologic Based, restorative practice in Philadelphia, PA. Because of her commitment to excellence and spending countless hours mastering aesthetic, restorative and Physiologic Based dentistry, Dr. Heidi Dickerson was excited to teach others the optimal possibilities, to integrate into their practices!  From Physiologic Occlusion to Full Mouth Reconstruction, Dr. Dickerson teaches a hands-on approach to learning. She holds the prestigious LVIM (Mastership) title at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. As an international lecturer and corporate leader, she has shared the Physiologic philosophy with dentists around the world. In 2010 and 2017, Dental Products Report named Dr. Dickerson one of the Top Women in Dentistry.  As an executive administrator and President, she facilitates the operations of the Las Vegas campus and the Australian campus. Expressing her passion, Dr. Dickerson guides and encourages doctors and their teams through the LVI Curriculum. She is the Editor of the Visions Magazine and a featured writer. She is also the creator and producer of LVI TV, a bimonthly dental news source on YouTube. Her goal is to assist dentists in being the best that they can be… by becoming perpetual students of dentistry and life!  Dr. Heidi Dickerson does not have relevant financial relationships with proprietary entities producing health caregoods or services related to the content of LVI courses.

WHAT WE KNOW NOW IN MEDICAL BILLING AND CROSS CODING

MS.GLENNINE VARGA

Glennine Varga is a dental airway coach for the Dream Sleep Team and is a certified temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) assistant with the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP). She has been employed in dental education for 20 years. Glennine is a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consulting (ADMC) and a professional member of the National Speakers Association (NSA). She has been a TMD/Sleep Apnea trainer and speaker with emphasis on medical billing and documentation for over 15 years and has trained doctors and teams in the use of electro-diagnostic equipment for 5 years. She is also a visiting faculty member of The Pankey Institute, American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and Spear Education’s Dental Sleep Medicine courses. Glennine is a Total Team Training Instructor for Arrowhead Dental Lab. She has trained and assisted hundreds of dental offices on practice management, TMD/Sleep Apnea concepts, full mouth reconstruction and medical billing. Glennine has been published by Aesthetic Dentistry and is a columnist for the quarterly publication Dental Sleep Practice (DSP) magazine.

Synopsis:
It’s 2019! Are you up to date on what procedures can be billed to medical insurance in your physiological dental practice? If not, no worries get caught up during this presentation! What should gain benefit and how?

The Educational Objectives For This Presentation Are For The Participants To Be Able To:
•Integrate healthy medical billing practices
•Utilize methods TEAM can promote physiological dentistry
•Simplify financial discussions with proper patient expectations
•Get started with verifying benefits, completing prior authorizations filing claims
•Discuss Medicare choices for offering sleep breathing disorders treatment, it’s better than you think!

 

 

GIVE YOUR PATIENTS SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT: COMPOSITE ARTISTRY

A LECTURE AND HANDS-ON COURSE (DOCTORS ONLY)

RON JACKSON, DDS,FAGD, FAACD

Dr. Ron Jackson is a 1972 graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentistry. He has published over 80 articles on esthetic, adhesive dentistry and has lectured extensively across North America and abroad. Dr. Jackson has presented at all the major U.S. scientific conferences as well as to Esthetic Academies in Europe, Asia and South America and is past Director of the Advanced Posterior Aesthetics and Composite Artistry programs at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry.
Dr. Jackson practiced comprehensive dentistry in Middleburg, Virginia for over 40 years.

Synopsis:
The greatest impact of cosmetic or esthetic dentistry is providing patients with beautiful smiles that enhance self-esteem. However, materials and techniques have undergone significant evolution and dentists are challenged to keep current. In addition, esthetic standards have been raised and quality outcomes redefined by today’s educated patient. Restoring anterior teeth with a single shade and single opacity is no longer acceptable.

This presentation will illustrate the versatility and value of using direct composite resin for treating anterior restorative needs and cosmetic desires. The logical, conservative techniques shown are designed to lead to a result that pleases the patient and encourages referrals.

In the hands-on workshop participants will have the opportunity to use IPS Empress Direct (Ivoclar Vivadent), a state of the art, naturally shaded composite system. Exercises will include placement of an invisible Class IV and Diastema Closure. Bringing your magnification is recommended. All other materials will be provided. Attendance is limited to 30.

The Educational Objectives For This Presentation Are For The Participants To Be Able To:

1. Achieve life-like conservative restorations and cosmetic enhancements with composite resin
2. Discuss of opacity/translucency, form, color, characterizations, texture and contour
3. Create dental art without being artistic

CBCT-BEYOND THE BASICS

BILL DICKERSON, DDS, FAACD, LVIM, FIAPA, LVIF

Like so many dentists, Dr. Dickerson was busy creating a practice based on the skills and knowledge he obtained in dental school, however he was increasingly frustrated and disenchanted by the traditional approach to dental care. Developing a “Patient Centered Practice” gave him his passion driven purpose. Propelled by this new excitement for dentistry, Bill started sharing his passion with other dentists and quickly became recognized as a respected opinion leader and highly sought after speaker as well as one of the most influential people in dentistry. He was instrumental as a pioneer in the aesthetic revolution as well as igniting the professions interest in Physiological Based Dentistry. His focus for the past two decades has been to create a better future for the profession.Since 1994, Bill’s efforts have been channeled into creating the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI Global), providing an educational forum for advancing our profession, and developing many aesthetic and occlusal techniques that enhanced comprehensive restorative procedures.Over nine thousand dentists from all over the world have attended LVI and over 10,000 of their patients have been treated there, as well as the thousands of others who have enhanced their practices by attending lectures of Bill’s or reading his several books. From Aesthetic dentistry to scientifically based occlusal approaches, Bill has encouraged, assisted and propelled dentists from over 43 nations to grow and excel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE EVOLUTION OF GUM GRAFTING TECHNIQUES

SAM BAKURI, DMD. MSD

Dr. Sam Bakuri is a Board-certified Periodontist and has been a dentist for almost 20 years. He earned his DMD degree from the prestigious Ivy League University of Pennsylvania. He furthered his education with three years of periodontal training at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also earned a Master of Science in Dentistry.

Dr. Bakuri is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where he teaches periodontics and implantology to dental students and residents.  He is a fellow with ITI (international team of implantology) .  He has lectured on dental implant procedures for the American Academy of Periodontics and is a guest lecturer for universities and institutions throughout the U.S.

He is the founder and director of the Pittsburgh Dental Horizon ITI Study Club, and the director of Pitt ID Seattle study club.

Dr. Bakuri is the recipient of the George Coslet Award in Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Golden Key Honor society.

SYNOPSIS:
Gum grafting went through important milestones from the use of autogenous tissue only to the incorporation of Cadaver Allograft tissue ending with the new advancement techniques in tunneling like Vista and Pinhole

The Educational Objectives For This Presentation Are For The Participants To Be Able To:
Participants will understand the indications of each treatment modality
Predict outcome from different surgical techniques
Time grafting relative to Orthodontic teeth movement
Choose when to put class V restoration and when to graft

 

 

 

 

 

PEARLS, PEARLS, AND MORE PERALS-RAPID FIRE CLINICAL AND MANAGEMENT TIPS

CHONG LEE, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA, LVIF

CHONG LEE, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA

DR. CHONG LEE is an accomplished professional in every sense of the word and a native of Arlington. Following his 1975 graduation from Yorktown High School, Dr. Lee headed off to Guilford College in Greensboro, NC to become a professional soccer player! It did not take long before Dr. Lee redirected his educational intentions towards a career in dentistry.  He is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and professionally, has focused primarily on the philosophy of optimal care and superb service designed to exceed his patient’s expectations. This level of commitment, as well as his passion for dentistry, led Dr. Lee into the study of physiologic based dentistry; training that considers the importance of a balanced bite with the assurance of successful restorative and cosmetic procedures, including full mouth reconstruction. In the process, Dr. Lee discovered that sleep dentistry is deeply integrated into the study of physiologic based dentistry. Dr. Lee chose Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), a world-renowned post-graduate center for aesthetic and physiologic based dentistry to acquire the skills and training necessary to achieve the highest level of success when treating his patients for physiologic disorders of the jaw and sleep apnea, as well as addressing his patient’s cosmetic needs. At LVI, Dr. Lee serves as a clinical instructor.  Finding his life’s work both personally and professionally gratifying, Dr. Lee proudly shares his knowledge and expertise of physiologic based dentistry and sleep dentistry with his fellow colleagues through a number of prestigious venues, including:

● Past President of International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA/IAPA)
● Recipient of Las Vegas Institute Mastership (LVIM); a highly coveted accomplishment by very few dentists across the nation.
● Clinical instructor at LVI (recognized globally as a leading institution for physiologic based dentistry and sleep dentistry)
● Founder of the LVI Study Club of the metropolitan Washington, DC area

HAMADA MAKARITA, DDS, MAGD, FICOI, LVIM, FAACD, FIAPA

Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantology
Board Member- International Association for Comprehensive Aesthetics

Dr. Makarita received his Dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia and currently maintains a private practice in Mclean, Virginia with an emphasis on Aesthetic Reconstructive Dentistry. He started his journey at LVI in 2000. He has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1995 and became an Accredited member in 2000. In 2006, he became the 39th member to receive the prestigious Accredited Fellow status in the AACD.  Dr. Makarita received his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry and achieved Mastership status with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), where he is a clinical instructor and lecturer. He is also a board member of the International Association for Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA).   Dr. Makarita is a national and international lecturer in the fields of Aesthetic Reconstructive Dentistry, Clinical Photography and Physiologic Based Occlusion. His dentistry has been featured twice on the cover of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and he has authored several clinical articles.

SYNOPSIS:
We will be presenting many clinical and management pearls that you can take home and implement Monday morning. These tips are designed to help you streamline procedures as well as help you be organized and efficient in your offices. Subjects such as pearls to help during full mouth procedures such as bite maintenance, taking good impressions, troubleshooting issues with complex cases, orthotic adjustments, marketing, patient and lab communication and so much more. Different pearls will be presented by Drs. Lee and Makarita who practice around the corner from each other and have had many years of experience and would like to share what works to make life easier in the dental office.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
1.Utilize techniques to help you avoid failures with complex cases
2.Utilize tips in marketing comprehensive dentistry and complex cases
3.Communicate more effectively with the patients
4.Communicate more effectively with labs

 

MICHAEL REECE, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA, LVIF

Dr. Reece received his pre-dental education from Texas Tech University. He received his DDS degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston in 1978. Following Dental School, he served in the US Air Force at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, Alabama till 1981. He then started his private general dental practice in Bryan, Texas. He now focuses on cosmetic and comprehensive restorative Physiologic Based Dentistry. He is a graduate of the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and was give the honor of being a clinical instructor for the institute in 2003. He teaches dentist from all over the world in the latest treatments for cosmetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction and Physiologic Based Dentistry. He is a member of many dental organizations and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentist, Federation of Dentaire International and American College of Dentists. He received accredited status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 2001. He has been named as a Texas Super Dentist in the cosmetic field by Texas Monthly Magazine for the last two years.

Dr. Michael Reece does not have relevant financial relationships with proprietary entities producing health caregoods or services related to the content of LVI courses

Synopsis:
Digital dentistry is here to stay. This presentation will outline how digital
scans are used to transmit information to the labs, treatment plan the case,
fabricate surgical guides, fabricate “healing” protheses, and ultimately fabricate
the finished prostheses. Topics will include digital dentures, guided surgical
implant placement and virtually designed finished prostheses.

The Educational Objectives For This Presentation Are For The Participants To Be Able To:
 Discuss advantages and disadvantages of “digital” dentures
 Treatment plan & sequence comprehensive cases virtually
 Utilize surgical guides for implant placement
 Utilize virtually designed prostheses

BEATING THE ODDS: A STORY NOT SILENCED BY STAGE iv ORAL CANCER

Ms. Eva Grayzel

Eva Grayzel told her story at the 2003 National ADA conference on the main stage. Since then, she has become the voice for oral cancer, speaking internationally at dental and medical conferences on the patient perspective. She performed her story as a one-woman show Off-Broadway. Eva founded Six-Step Screening, an oral cancer awareness campaign and for the success of the campaign was given honorary membership to the American Academy of Oral Medicine.

She is the author of two children’s books to empower children with coping skills and communication strategies when someone they know has cancer. She is the creator of ‘My Story Legacy,’ an interactive format for documenting family stories, life values and wisdom.

Synopsis:
Eva Grayzel transports dental professionals into the oral cancer patient’s experience sharing riveting details about her delayed diagnosis and finding the strength to persevere through the devastating effects of radical surgery and radiation motivating new thinking about oral cancer screenings and patient education. Her compelling narrative humanizes oral cancer, inspiring audiences professionally and personally.

The Educational Objectives for This Presentation are for the Participants to be able to:
• Integrate oral cancer screenings with patient education.
• Optimize screening techniques and patient care
• Develop a standard of care for screenings
• Discuss long-term effects of radiation to the oral cavity
• Protect yourself from liability in an oral cancer case

INTERACTIVE CASE PRESENTATIONS WITH DOCTOR AND TEAM

JOE BARTON, DMD, LVIM, LVIF, FIAPA

A Jacksonville native, Dr. Joe Barton received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry from the University of Florida, and has been in private practice for over thirty years. His professional philosophy and his personal convictions about experiencing the best in life are expressed in three words- Beauty, Health, Balance. From designing your smile to addressing other disorders like TMJ discomfort and sleep apnea, Dr. Barton and his team are committed to providing solutions that make a person’s life better. Admira Dentistry is a place that heals people. There is a strong focus on a person’s overall well-being. Dr. Barton has dedicated his life to truly going beyond the smile and addressing his guest’s complete health.

DOMINATE YOUR COMPETITION ON THE WEB

ADVICE MEDIA WORKSHOP

PRESENTED BY: MR. DARREN SEIGEL, Esq

Mr. Seigel is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Consulting at Advice Media, LLC, LVI’s and IAPA’s Internet Partner. His wealth of knowledge of dental practice marketing is honed from interviewing and working with thousands of doctors and dentists and the ideas he shares can increase your profits very quickly. He has been influential in the growth of practices from one-person-offices to multi-specialty groups and universities. Darren has over 14 years experience and is recognized as a leader in marketing, business development, and strategic business planning. On more than one occasion he has been called the “most knowledgeable person in the business.”

He is a true renaissance man who works and plays equally hard. Music is always playing at the Seigel house and Darren is rarely without tickets to an upcoming concert. Darren spent time “on the bus” with over 30 Grateful Dead shows under his belt. An active outdoorsman, when not traveling, you will find him with his three beautiful children, Quincy, Zane, Noa and his lovely wife, Heidi. Darren left Los Angeles in 2004 to live on the water in Galveston, TX.
Get ready to take a lot of notes. Darren will be speaking in layman’s term how to make the most money possible from the Internet. He will lay out what you need to do to not only get your website to the top of the search engines but also how best to convert your visitors to patients. He will also give you an excellent road map on how to make your social media a true profit center and will explain what you really need to know about managing your on-line reputation.

THE ESSENTIAL LASER FOR THE PHYSIOLOGIC DENTIST

FOTONA WORKSHOP

PRESENTED BY: JOHN GARZA, DDS, LVIF, BSC

Dr. Garza is a Physiologic/Cosmetic/Neuromuscular General dentist in Gilbert, AZ. He has been practicing dentistry in the valley since 1994. He holds current licenses to practice dentistry in Arizona and Oklahoma. His emphasis is in neuromuscular dentistry, physiologic dentistry, TMJ/TMD and oral facial pain, as well as cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers. Dr. Garza has a dental instrument named after him. The “GARZA or Crane” instrument that removes old crowns quicker and more comfortably saving precious metals and patient time! What’s more, we were the launching office in the Southwest for Thommen Implants in the Southwest US. To schedule a dental consultation with Dr. John Garza, call (480) 539-7979 today! In 1994, Dr. Garza received his DDS from the University of Oklahoma. He earned his LVIF from the Las Vegas Institute for advanced dental studies in 2015 (An entitlement that only 500 dentists worldwide have achieved). Additionally, Dr. Garza earned his FIAPA fellowship from the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics in 2019. The WCLI awarded Dr. Garza with a fellowship for Laser Dentistry in 2012. Dr. Garza is also PHAST Laser certified for operative and cosmetic laser procedures. His emphasis is in Advanced Full Mouth Reconstruction, TMJ/TMD, Orofacial pain, Growth and Development Facial Beauty Orthodontics, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Implants, and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Today, Dr. Garza is a Fotona Laser instructor, lecturing for ND/YAG and ER/YAG dental and cosmetic laser procedures. Dr. Garza is Nightlase, Liplase and Smoothlase certified for treatment of airway compromise, snoring, and cosmetic skin/lip treatment. Dr. Garza has lectured other dental professionals both Internationally and Domestically, in the areas of; Cosmetic dentistry, Veneers, Aesthetic smile makeovers, CEREC single visit dentistry, Dental Technology, and Laser Dentistry. He has been asked to lecture as far away as Shanghai China and as close to home as The Las Vegas Institute, and The Scottsdale Center for advanced dental studies.  In 2005, 2006 and 2007 he demonstrated, advised and trained other dental professionals in the use of CEREC technology at the Western Regional Dental Convention.

Dr. John Garza and his wife Alicia are very active in the local community, frequently giving back through charitable donations and pro-bono dental treatment for those in need. They have also traveled to the Philippines to provide dental care to poor and underprivileged children.  When not working or traveling, Dr. Garza enjoys quality time with his family; he and Alicia have five beautiful children. An avid tri-athlete, cyclist and swimmer, Dr. Garza also has a passion for teaching scuba diving as a PADI master instructor.

“MAKING MONEY IS OF LITTLE VALUE IF YOU DON’T GET TO KEEP IT”

LEGALLY MINE WORKSHOP

PRESENTED BY: MR. MICHAEL WEBB

Michael P. Webb comes from Orem, Utah and built a company which he ran for 21 years. After Selling that business, Michael has spent the last 14 years consulting on various projects as well as training with various education companies in the world of entrepreneurs. Michael understands what it takes to run a small business. He recently joined the legally mine team. Today he will be teaching us how to eliminate the threat of lawsuits, protect our licenses and greatly increase our tax savings.

 

Synopsis:
Two of the largest drains on the money you earn are lawsuits and taxes. This course is designed to teach you the tools you need to reduce the cost of your income taxes through innovative approaches very few people are even aware exist. We will also examine which legal entities can protect personal and business assets, and how to build professional license safeguards into their legal structures.”

The Educational Objectives For This Presentation Are For The Participants To Be Able To:
1. Keep their name and license off the NPDB.
2. Eliminate costly legal fees associated with lawsuits.
3. Protect earning power.
4. Utilize proven tax strategies.