2021 Speakers

THE GAME-WINNING 3

MR. DAVE DAVLIN

Over 25 years ago, Dave Davlin began bringing smiles to faces with a form of entertainment he developed as a young boy. From NBA and major college arenas across America to the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea— and even to the world-famous Branson Strip— “Travelin” Davlin has entertained people of every age and background. His amazing ability with basketballs even landed his name and picture in the 1990 Guinness Book of World Records.

Dave began to hone his speaking skills in the early 90’s as a national speaker in the public schools across America. Combining his entertainment ability with a powerful message, he was instrumental in the fight for education and against drugs. At the advice of friends working in corporate America, Dave began to develop presentations for the corporate and association market and the rest is history. He now speaks at numerous corporate and associational conferences each year. From public school students to CEOs, Dave’s message has made a difference in the lives of thousands, and his impact continues to grow each year as he shares his philosophy and wisdom through speaking and writing.

Lecture TBD

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.

Lecture  TBD

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 care goods or services related to the content of LVI courses. 

 

WIRE BENDING DEMONSTRATION

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.

 

 

 

AESTHETIC CROWN LENGTHENING AND CONNECTIVE TISUUE GRAFTS

SPONSORED BY: WILLIAMS DENTAL LAB

ERIC RINDLER, DDS

Dr. Eric Rindler continues to keep life interesting! After 18 years of practicing Periodontics and playing a key leadership role in the one of the nations premier multi-specialty practices, Dr. Rindler lived up to his reputation of intellectual curiosity and made the commitment to return to the classroom to complete his MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. Having completed the program Dr. Rindler is now sharing what he learned and specifically how it applies to Dentistry. Dr. Rindler continues in the private practice of periodontics and devotes equal time to his business ventures including “ScheduleWidget”. He received his DDS from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas and a certificate in periodontics from the University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Dentistry. Dr. Rindler has held the position of clinical assistant professor at UTSHCSA in General Dentistry and guest instructor at the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington. He lectures on several topics in the field of Dentistry, Periodontics and Business Strategy. Dr. Rindler is a member of several organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.

 

 

 

WHAT TO DO WHEN THINGS GO WRONG

CHONG LEE ,DDS, LVIF, LVIM, FIAPA

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, LVIM, MAGD, LVIF, 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 graduated from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 1988, and maintains a private practice in Oakton, Virginia with an emphasis on aesthetic reconstructive and Neuromuscular dentistry.
Dr. Makarita was awarded Mastership status in the Academy of General Dentistry. He is among an elite group of cosmetic dentists who have achieved Accredited Fellowship status by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (FAACD).
In addition, he has achieved Mastership status with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), where he is a clinical instructor and regional director. His cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry has been featured twice on the cover of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and he has authored clinical articles related to TMD, occlusion, intraoral photography and aesthetic dentistry. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Comprehensive Aesthetics.

Core 3 UPDATE-MATERIALS YOU NEED TO KNOW

ED SUH, DDS, LVIF, FIAPA

Dr. Suh is fast becoming a recognized name 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 to simplifying complex adhesive protocols to streamlined practice management, the topics covered are true to life and have resulted in many success stories across the nation.

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

 

 

 

OVATE PONTICS AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE GRAFTS IN THE AESTHETIC ZONE

SPONSORED BY; WILLIAMS DENTAL LAB

RYAN JOUETT, DDS, LVIM

Dr. Jouett grew up in Hondo, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University, Class of 2000. After graduation, he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Dentistry. During his time in dental school at San Antonio, Dr. Jouett performed research in the areas of implant dentistry involving the bone-implant interface, implant and bone healing modalities using bone morphogenic proteins, anti-caries activity of carbamide peroxide, and the use of bone morphogenic proteins in healing of pulpal exposures.

Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Jouett practiced in Flagstaff, Arizona for two years before moving back to his home state. He has practiced in the Brazos Valley since 2006.

ORTHO LECTURE

TIMOTHY 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 DIAGNOSTIC CONSIDERATIONS CRITICAL TO AVOID PITFALLS WITH FIXED HYBRIDS AND HOW TO CORRECT CLINICAL ISSUES

 

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 care goods or services related to the content of LVI courses. 

 

LEO J. MALIN , DDS

Dr. Leo Malin is a highly respected dentist and leader in implantology. As Chief Customer Officer of Implant Logistics, Dr. Malin is responsible for ensuring a superior customer experience through doctor customer education and support. In his role, he is charged with clinical training on surgical and restorative phases of implant dentistry, and clinical trials of new products that can effect better outcomes.

Dr. Malin brings decades of leadership to Implant Logistics. Dr. Malin received his DDS degree from Marquette University in 1991. Since 1993, Dr. Malin has practiced general dentistry in La Crosse, Wisconsin. For more than a decade, his practice has focused solely on surgical and restorative implant dentistry. An industry leader, Dr. Malin has continually introduced innovative products to the market. In 1997, along with other experts in the fields of radiology and occlusion, Dr. Malin developed occlusion-based implant placement using tomographic imaging and adjustable guides to control implant placement — optimizing bite alignment as part of treatment planning for dental implant treatment. This technique has led to four U.S. patents and provided exceptional clinical implant surgical and restorative results.

Dr. Malin invested in one of the first dental computed tomography (CT) in the U.S. to apply the technology to Implant Surgical Planning. He brought Co-Diagnostic Treatment Planning to the U.S. and developed a treatment planning business to assist doctors with treatment planning cases for the best restorative outcome.

Dr. Malin was the first in the U.S. to offer mobile 3D imaging to dentists and dental implant surgical guides and case planning services. He also developed a robust tapered implant system and implant manufacturing and distribution company to better serve the dental implant market.

In addition to his role at Implant Logistics, Dr. Malin leads education for doctors on new products and protocols as Director of the Dominican Training Institute. He was also the Director of Implantology and Bone Grafting Courses at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). In 2004, Dr. Malin developed the full curriculum for dental implants, bone grafting and dental restorations at LVI, and directed the program sense 2004 as a visiting faculty member.

 

Dr. Malin has lectured across the U.S., Russia, Germany, Italy and the Caribbean on full-mouth reconstructions and implant surgery and has received several awards for his contributions in implant and physiologic dentistry. He has been featured in several industry publications such as Dentistry Today and named one of the “Top Clinicians of the Year in Continuing Education.”

ENDO LECTURE

CARLOS SPIRONELLI RAMOS, DDS, MS, Ph.D

Dr. Carlos Spironelli Ramos graduated in 1987 with a degree in dentistry from the State University of Londrina in Brazil, and then received a scholarship to study in Japan. In 1990, he finished his residency in endodontics at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he also attended a program in endodontics and received a Master of Science degree in 1993. In 1997, he then completed a PhD program, the same year he published his first book. From 1995 to 2012, he worked as the head of endodontics’ department at the State University of Londrina, where he coordinated the endodontics graduation and residency sector. During this time, he published three books and wrote more than a dozen chapters for various endodontics books. This was accomplished while working part-time exclusively as an endodontic specialist at his private office from 1987 to 2012. He has been granted four international patents, which have brought different devices to the world marketplace that use these patented technologies. He is an international speaker in endodontics, presenting lectures, hands-on workshops, and conferences worldwide each year. Dr. Carlos Ramos’ commitment is to simplify the endodontic treatment with evidence-based techniques and 30 years of clinical experience, merging theory with down to earth practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE GAME-WINNING 3

MR. DAVE DAVLIN

Over 25 years ago, Dave Davlin began bringing smiles to faces with a form of entertainment he developed as a young boy. From NBA and major college arenas across America to the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea— and even to the world-famous Branson Strip— “Travelin” Davlin has entertained people of every age and background. His amazing ability with basketballs even landed his name and picture in the 1990 Guinness Book of World Records.

Dave began to hone his speaking skills in the early 90’s as a national speaker in the public schools across America. Combining his entertainment ability with a powerful message, he was instrumental in the fight for education and against drugs. At the advice of friends working in corporate America, Dave began to develop presentations for the corporate and association market and the rest is history. He now speaks at numerous corporate and associational conferences each year. From public school students to CEOs, Dave’s message has made a difference in the lives of thousands, and his impact continues to grow each year as he shares his philosophy and wisdom through speaking and writing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE GAME-WINNING 3

MR. DAVE DAVLIN

Over 25 years ago, Dave Davlin began bringing smiles to faces with a form of entertainment he developed as a young boy. From NBA and major college arenas across America to the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea— and even to the world-famous Branson Strip— “Travelin” Davlin has entertained people of every age and background. His amazing ability with basketballs even landed his name and picture in the 1990 Guinness Book of World Records.

Dave began to hone his speaking skills in the early 90’s as a national speaker in the public schools across America. Combining his entertainment ability with a powerful message, he was instrumental in the fight for education and against drugs. At the advice of friends working in corporate America, Dave began to develop presentations for the corporate and association market and the rest is history. He now speaks at numerous corporate and associational conferences each year. From public school students to CEOs, Dave’s message has made a difference in the lives of thousands, and his impact continues to grow each year as he shares his philosophy and wisdom through speaking and writing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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