2018 Speakers

     Composite Artistry 

Ronald Jackson, DDS, FAGD, FAACD


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 will 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.

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.Gain a practical understanding of opacity/translucency, form, color, characterizations, texture and contour
3.Create dental art without being artistic



Marilyn Sherman

Marilyn Sherman is dedicated to training people to let go of obstacles and live and work with courage, commitment, and confidence. For the last 22 years, she has motivated audiences all
over the country, and internationally with topics about hope, inspiration, and practical tools to implement immediately. With clients in government, corporations, and hospitality, Marilyn is known for giving people
success strategies to overcome obstacles, have a more positive mindset, and reduce conflict in the workplace. Her live presentations and her accompanying motivational books
have been described as ‘life-changing’. She is a graduate of Washington State University and is currently an Artist in Residence for High Point University.

Her first job in corporate America was with a finance company who saw her management potential early on and put her into a 18-month accelerated management program. She eventually became a training officer for that company writing and delivering
their leadership training. Marilyn worked for a seminar company before starting her own speaking and training company. Clients that have been inspired by her keynotes include CocaCola, McDonald’s, the F.D.I.C., the US Post Office, and every kind of association from Candle companies to Bar Association Executives, to SHRM. She is the author of 4 motivational books including her latest on goal-setting released this year
called “Is There A Hole In Your Bucket List?”.

Marilyn is a Certified Speaking Professional ™, the highest earned designation in the speaking profession with only 12% of speakers worldwide holding this designation.
She loves living and working in Las Vegas with her French Husband, Yves. She serves on the board of a non-profit after school program for homeless and under-privileged youth called The
Village of Hope and is very involved with Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada.