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.

 

MOTIVATIONAL LECTURE

MS. 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 Coca- Cola, 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 TM, 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

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9030 W. Sahara Avenue, #444 │ Las Vegas, NV 89117 Phone: 702-631-5700 │ Email: Marilyn@MarilynSherman.com │ Website: www.MarilynSherman.com

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.

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.

FACIAL DIAGNOSTICS- THE SUBTLE SIGNS THAT TELL THE WHOLE STORY

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.

MOTIVATIONAL,AESTHETIC, & PHYSIOLOGIC (MAP TALKS)

 

MARKETING BY OFFERING A SMILE MAKEOVER

HAMADA MAKARITA, DDS, LVIM,MAGD, FIAPA, LVIF

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.

 

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.

COLD LASER 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.

 

 

WORKSHOP (DOCTORS ONLY)

RON JACKSON, DDS

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEARLS OF A FULL MOUTH CASE

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, LVIM, MAGD, FIAPA, LVIF

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.

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

 

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.