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.

Synopsis:

Success can be defined in its simplest form as making life better for someone else. The key to success in any business lies not only in the development of great products and services, but in the development of great people. In this interactive, humorous and powerful presentation, Dave shares three essential ingredients for developing a purpose-driven mentality to achieve a fulfilling career and balanced life. This lecture is designed to challenge you to make the most of every moment in order to develop yourself personally and professionally while creating value and making a difference in the lives of others.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANT TO BE ABLE TO:

• Develop vision and define sense of purpose
• Recognize and embrace the importance of creating positive and memorable experiences with your team
• Discuss the value of service in the pursuit of success

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.

THERAPEUTIC VS. HARMFUL ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS: HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME AND OFFICE SAFER AND YOURSELVES AND YOUR PATIENTS HEALTHIER

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. 

SYNOPSIS:
One of the most common concerns for people researching PEMF therapy is associated with the negative effects of other EMFs in the environment (Electro smog). There are many differences between these harmful EMFs and the therapeutic EMFs generated by PEMF devices. Magnetic frequencies and waveforms will either amplify or diminish the body’s own signals. Harmful EMFs negatively affect the body’s natural functions while therapeutic EMFs act in supportive ways, enhancing cellular communication and overall health. The balance of the human organism can easily be negatively affected by electromagnetic changes in the environment, and an unbalanced body is more susceptible to disease.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIBES OF THIS PRESENTATION IS FOR THE PARTICIPANT TO BE ABLE TO:

Discuss how you can safeguard your work and home environments from dirty electricity and harmful EMF’s.
Positively affect your health thru PEMF therapy
Discuss how therapeutic EMF’s can help make both your home and office healthier and safer for you as well as your patients

PHYSIOLOGIC ORTHODONTICS: FOR EVERY PROBLEM, THERE IS A SOLUTION

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.

SYNOPSIS:

This lecture will be part didactic and part demonstration. Sometimes teeth don’t respond as expected. Sometimes it’s the entire bite. Bite management, midcourse corrections for stubborn teeth and finishing mechanics will be discussed as well as demonstrated.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANT TO BE ABLE TO:

1Discuss the.Night time removable appliance design to stabilize the physiologic bite while in brackets and archwires.
2.Discuss Opening deep bite cases.
3.Discuss Correcting teeth that are severely rotated or in crossbite.

 

 

AESTHETIC GINGIVAL SURGERY

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.

Synopsis

This course will describe treatment for the soft tissue dilemmas that general dentists face on a daily basis. These can include gingival recession, exposed gingival margins, biologic width impingements, uneven gingival margins and the gummy smile. Step-by-step procedures for treatment of these conditions will be described in detail. This course will emphasize the skills associated with Esthetic Crown Lengthening and Connective Tissue Grafting.

The Educational objectives for this presentation are for the participants to be able to:

●Discuss the etiologies of the gummy smile
●Diagnosis altered passive eruption
●Describe the surgical steps of Esthetic Crown Lengthening
●Discuss the 4 classes of gingival recession and relationship to treatment outcome.
●Describe the surgical steps of Connective Tissue grafting

 

 

PANEL:What’S YOUR PLAN? GROW YOUR PRACTICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

RANDI GREEN, DMD, LVIF -MODERATOR

Randi Green graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 2009 and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society. Upon graduation, she completed an AEGD residency at the same university. After 11 months as an associate, Dr. Green knew that solo practice ownership was the career path she wanted to pursue, and she purchased her Springfield, Missouri, practice in 2011. The prior owner was a student of LVI so, Dr. Green started her LVI journey one week after taking ownership of the practice. Upon completing her LVIF in 2013, she has continued to pursue advanced education at LVI, earning the TMD and orthodontic badges. As the owner of Springfield Smile Doctor, Dr. Randi Green practices her passion for helping those suffering from TMD. Her practice is dedicated to high-quality aesthetics, physiologic TMD therapy, facial development orthodontics, and the recognition and co-management of sleep-disordered breathing. Dr. Green has been awarded Top Dentist in her town for five consecutive years and was named one of Incisal Edge Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2019. She is honored to be a part of the IAPA Board of Directors. She hopes to use her position to further physiologic dentistry by raising TMD awareness and improving the care of patients.

Outside of the dental practice life, Dr. Randi Green enjoys spending time with her husband Daniel and four-year-old daughter Callie doing all sorts of fun kid-things.

DAVID SCHMIDT, DDS,LVIF, FIAPA

Clinical Instructor at LVI Global – Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Education
David E. Schmidt, D.D.S. is a native of Indianapolis and earned his undergraduate degree in Economics with honors from Indiana University. He received his Dental degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1994. After graduation, he joined his father’s high-volume practice and spent the next five years perfecting his dentistry with a gentle touch. In 1999, Dr. Schmidt moved to Lake Forest, IL where he joined Dr. Doug Campbell in practice.
Since partnering with Dr. Campbell in their progressive dental fee-for-service practice. Dr. Schmidt has continued to expand his knowledge of the latest advances in dentistry through continuing education. He received his fellowship in 2009 from The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, his IAPA fellowship in 2015, and is now a LVI Clinical Instructor. Outside of LVI, Dr. Schmidt lectures nationally on CAD/CAM technology. When not working or on the road, Dr. Schmidt enjoys swimming and spending time with his family.

CHONG LEE, DDS, LVIF, LIVM, 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

 

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.

 

Synopsis:

Dr. Randi Green will interview three successful LVI doctors about their practice journey. We will take an in-depth look at these practices and explore the different pathways and succession plans implemented by these doctors. There are so many options available from hiring associates, bringing in partners, and building a network of multiple offices, it is often confusing to choose which option best aligns with your life and practice vision. These three seasoned doctors will share insight on what has worked along with lessons learned in order to help you continue to set your practice up for success for many years to come.

The Educational Objectives for this Presentation are for the Participant to be able to:

a. Create a clear vision for your practice
b. Discuss practice succession options as experienced by panel doctors
c. Implement strategies to overcome potential hurdles when growing your practice to the next leve

 

 

MAP TALKS (MOTIVATIONAL, AESTHETIC, PHYSIOLOGIC)

JOE BARTON , DMD, LVIM, FIAPA-MODERATOR

 

TAKING YOUR PRACTICE AND TEAM TO THE NEXT LEVEL

ANGELA CAMERON, DDS, PC, FDOCS, LVIF, FAGD, FPFA

Dr. Angela Cameron graduated from the University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry located in Memphis, TN in 2002. Dr. Cameron has owned and operated a thriving private dental practice located in Johnson City, TN, called Sophisticated Smiles for almost 20 years where she is the chief “Smile Artist”. In 2012, Dr. Cameron took over as owner and chief clinical dentist of the TMJ Treatment Clinic also located in Johnson City, TN.
Dr. Cameron is a Fellow of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow of LVI, and Fellow of the Pierre Fuachard Academy. She is a proud member of the ADA, TDA, FDDS, AACD, AADSP, AAFE, and IAPA. Dr. Cameron is currently the President Elect of the First District Dental Society. She has authored three amazing books that help guide patients through the decision making process about dental implants, sedation dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Cameron brings a real life “boots on the ground” level of expertise to all of her presentations.  Dr. Cameron has been featured on the cover of numerous magazines, including being named VIPSEEN Power Woman of the Year in 2019. She has been named one of America’s Top Dentists, one of America’s Best Dentists, Talk of Town Winner for Excellence in Customer Service, and numerous other awards. She was a featured weekly speaker on a local cable TV show, called the Tri-Cities Elite Ladies Show from 2003 until 2020. She was the proud recipient of the Richard L Sullivan Award for Excellence in Dental Research. She has been featured on numerous national television shows including Moving America Forward, hosted by William Shatner.
In 2020, with a desire to serve and give back to our dental community and our world, Dr. Cameron founded and launched The Cameron Institute and The Cameron Institute Foundation. Both are online platforms to add value to the lives of dentists and dental patients locally and around the world.  Dr. Cameron has been happily married for almost 20 years to her husband, Dr. Jason Cunningham. He is also a dentist with two thriving practices of his own. They have two beautiful children, Andrew and Alexis. She is active in her church, community, and multiple charitable organizations.
“I have an ABL philosophy… ‘Always Be Learning.’” -Dr. Angela Cameron

SYNOPSIS:

Many people have heard of the concept of Pareto’s Law (aka the 80/20 Rule) and how it applies to dentistry. Knowing this we can focus on the 20% of the patients that bring us 80% of the practice revenue. Identification of your ideal patients is key. Pareto’s law also applies to high performance teams and begins with the mindset of the leader and team. Of course the mechanics of clinical excellence and customer service excellence have to be the foundation, but sometimes people get so caught up in the mechanics, and forget about the habit of working on their mindset for success. We get so caught up in making certain every step is completed 100% correct clinically that we sometimes forget to enjoy the process. During this talk we will focus on key mindset principles for success: focus, language, physiology, and communications. If a doctor and team members start with the correct mindset (by doing some key mental exercises/rituals), then they can work and function at a higher level of success, have better communications, can better serve their patients and each other, have higher case closer, and have a more fulfilled/happier life. Another advantage of having a correct mindset for success is avoiding burnout. Dentistry is a marathon and not a sprint

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANT TO BE ABLE TO:

1.Discuss Pareto’s Law and How it relates to Identify your Ideal Patient
2.Discuss how Pareto’s Law Relates to having a High Performance Dental Team Mindset
3.Implement presented concepts so that both doctors and team members can work and function at a higher level of success and happiness while avoiding burnout.

THE CHALLENGE OF CLASS II BITES IN THE FULL MOUTH REHABILITATION

KEVIN WINTERS, DDS,LVIF, FIAPA

Dr. Kevin Winters attended Kansas State University where he played on the football team before going to dental school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. After participating in a one year general practice residency at the University of Louisville, he started a family practice in Claremore Oklahoma. After many years there, Dr. Winters opened a scratch practice in Tulsa in 2009 focusing on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Winters is currently running his fourth practice, The Hills Dental Spa in Austin, Texas..
Dr. Winters is one of the original clinical instructors at LVI having started 21 years ago. He has lectured internationally, published many articles, served as high school football coach and raised 2 incredible kids. Dr. Winters loves sports and traveling with his wonderful wife. He also remains very passionate about dentistry.

SYNOPSIS:

Restoring deep Cl II bites in Full mouth cases is difficult because the proportions of the back teeth can become too large. I will present a unique way to handle this that allows proper mandibular position while at the same time addressing proper tooth form and function

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANT TO BE ABLE TO:

Identify how certain pre-existing bites can affect full mouth rehab outcomes.
Discuss the importance of the proper mandibular position in full mouth rehab cases
Discuss how critical thinking and case planning can benefit the long term outcomes in these patients.

DEFINING YOUR IDEAL PATIENT WITH 80/20
MR. DANIEL GREEN

Daniel’s background is rooted in experience design and visual design including working for marketing and advertising firms from small boutique shops up to one of the largest employee-owned advertising agencies in the United States.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arkansas State University. After university, he built 15 years of experience in all things related to strategy, visual design, and digital marketing.  These talents make him well-suited to continue help Smile Doctor guests share their success stories with advanced cosmetics and physiologic dentistry and make sure the uncommon Smile Doctor experience stands out from every view.

SYNOPSIS:

Define your ideal patient using the Pareto principle to supercharge your internal and external marketing

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANT TO BE ABLE TO:

Discuss the background of the Pareto principle and how it applies;
apply 80/20 to our marketing efforts,
Utilize Avatars and discuss the importance of knowing our patient (User Personas),
Utilize this principle to accurately target your ideal patient,

 

AVOIDING MISTAKES IN YOUR CASES BY FOLLOWING PROPER PROTOCOL

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.

SYNOPSIS:

Often we are faced with challenging cases that require very meticulous planning and execution. The protocol should be followed to avoid headaches in our treatment. By spending a little extra time in planning and verification at each step, you will save costly time and stress during your cases. Conversely, a case can be straightforward and end up a nightmare because the steps needed to ensure a smooth case were not followed. During this lecture, examples of the steps where things can go wrong will be shown and how to avoid problems during bite management, cementation, smile design and more.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANT TO BE ABLE TO:

1.identify at which steps things can go wrong and how to avoid this
2.discuss What to do when things go wrong
3.manage the bite from orthotic to delivery

SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKEY WORKSHOP 

(LIMITED TO 24 PEOPLE – 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.

Synopsis:
Of all people, dentists would appreciate the beautiful blend of art and science that are required to distill a truly great spirit like Single Malt Whisk(e)y. As my friend Brett Taylor is fond of saying, “I have never met a Scotch Whiskey that I didn’t like but certainly like some more than others.” This has been true for me too-even as applied to blends. Come join me in learning about and tasting this highly crafted liquid known worldwide as “uisge beatha” (Water of Life).

Finally, many of my personal favorites will be described and rated and six will be tasted. There are no prerequisites for this course other than having taste-buds. This program has been designed as much for the first- time beginner as it has for those who just want to know more about this unique and special drink.

The Educational Objectives for this presentation are for the participants to be able to:

Develop an appreciation for the art and science of Scotch Whisky making, aging and drinking
Understand the 5 or 6 unique distilling regions of Scotland and how the whiskies from each compare
Understand the somewhat complex vocabulary whisky experts use to describe whiskies followed by my simplified and easier to apply version
Attendees get to take their tasting glasses home

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

GREG LANE,DMD, LVIF

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 and neonatal 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, speech, growth, and development. Basic laser physics will be reviewed to demonstrate 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 in the physiology of the oral cavity, LVI dentists are in an excellent position to assess and treat these anatomic variants.

The Educational Objectives for this Presentation are for the Participant to be able to:

1.Identify and classify tethered oral tissue in newborns and infants.
2.Discuss the role of Ankyloglossia in breastfeeding dysfunction, growth, and development.
3.Discuss basic laser fundamentals.
4.Discuss the role and limitations of soft tissue laser as a treatment modality to treat tethered oral tissue.
5.Discuss the healing process and expectations after frenectomy.

          

 

 

MLS LASER….COVID protocols, NEW procedures, COOL procedures, and How to get ROI for your office: SPONSORED BY BIORESEARCH

HEIDI S 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. 

MR MARK PICKERELL

Mark is the West Coast Sales Manager for BioRESEARCH. He graduated from the University of Louisville with a Business Finance degree. Over the past 6 years with BioRESEARCH he’s attended 1000’s of hours of continuing education, included multiple times through the LVI continuum. He’s most known for his contribution to NASA where he engineered the flight control system for the Space shuttle Columbia. When he’s not in the middle of a rap battle or breakdancing for money, you’ll find him training for his Olympic aspirations in beer pong. Fingers crossed the IOC recognizes beer pong as an Olympic sport in 2024. Just a few more of Mark’s amazing accomplishments: He once ran an eleven-minute mile, held his breath for 22 seconds, blew out all 8 of the candles on his birthday cake and his mom thinks he’s really nice, just to name a few.  He is clearly one of the better-looking speakers you’ll hear from this weekend.

OVERVIEW AND UPDATES ON MATERIALS AND RESTORATIVE PROTOCOLS

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.

 

Synopsis:

This lecture will give a quick overview on some new equipment and bring the LVI clinician up to speed on current adhesive and restorative protocols. This will be the perfect opportunity to also have team members understand what separates you from the average clinician.

The Educational Objectives of this presentation are for the participants to be able to:

1) Discuss updates in the preparation and adhesive protocols
2) Discuss overview of newer materials and equipment
3) Establish general protocols for conservative and contemporary dentistry for the doctor and team

 

ONE OF THE BEST TOOLS IN YOUR AESTHETIC TOOLBOX: OVATE PONTICS AND EMERGENCE PROFILE 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.

Synopsis:

Why are Ovate Pontics worth talking about in today’s world of Implant Dentistry? Because all Implants are Ovates!!!! The design principles and emergence profiles learned in making an ultra-esthetic Ovate Pontic are exactly the same when it comes to Implants. Bridges with ovate pontics can be extremely esthetic and easy when done with the right biological concepts in mind. We will discuss how to diagnose and treat different challenging situations in the esthetic zone with Ovate Pontics.

The Educational objectives for this presentation are for the participants to be able to:

Diagnose treatment sites for Ovate Pontics
Properly contour a bridge pontic for an ovate pontic site
Prepare the gingival tissue for an ovate pontic site

PATIENT OPTIONS FOR A BEAUTIFUL “3RD.” SET OF TEETH FIXED HYBRIDS: MORE THAN 1 WAY ( TO SKIN A CAT)

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.”

 

Synopsis:
Fixed hybrids are non-removable prosthetics for patients that have lost or are losing all
of their teeth. These fixed restorations are attached to implants and designed to look,
feel, and chew like teeth. They have become a mainstay in implant restorative dentistry.
These restorations offer people with “ailing and failing” teeth an opportunity to have a
“3rd” set of teeth.
This program will outline several different methods to diagnose, treatment plan, and
fabricate these fixed hybrids. The advantages and disadvantages of these different
methods will be discussed.

The Educational objectives for this presentation are for the participants to be able to:
● Discuss several restorative options and approaches for implant supported
prostheses (fixed hybrids)
● Recognize the difference between immediate load and delayed load.
● Utilize digital and analog protocols to design and fabricate fixed hybrids.
● Utilize physiologic protocols in fabricating fixed hybrids.
● Maintain physiologic occlusion or bite relationship once established, through the
entire process of extractions, temporaries and all the way to final restorations in
very few appointments

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR PRACTICE FOREVER WITH SIMPLE IMPLANT DENTISTRY

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.”

 

Synopsis:

Patients want solutions, not referrals.By implementing simple implant and grafting procedures into your practice, you are not only making your patient experience more valuable and complete, but you are also taking advantage of the major financial benefits of offering implant treatment.
This lecture is designed to show how to effectively utilize simple implant and grafting procedures to help you change your practice forever.

The Educational Objectives for this presentation are for the participants to be able to:

● Discuss the major financial and patient-care benefits of performing implant and grafting procedures in-house.
● Close more implant cases.
● predictably graft an extraction socket with various techniques and materials
● identify straightforward implant cases and how to perform them in as few appointments as possible.
● Discuss the basics of immediate implant placement.

 

A NEW APPROACH TO ROOT CANAL:INSTRUMENTATION USING A STREAMLINED TECHNIQUE

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.

Synopsis:

Mechanical instrumentation opens the way for the action of chemical disinfection through the use of irrigating solutions and intracanal medicament. In this webinar, Dr. Ramos will talk about a new streamlined instrumentation/irrigation technique using the latest motor and ultrasonic technologies available. He will describe and discuss his newest development; NiTi customized heat-treated endodontic engine-driven files.

The Educational Objectives for this presentation are for the participants to be able to:

●Recognize the different types of heat-treatment on endodontic files.
●Discuss the importance of applying reciprocation and rotary motion.
●Apply the protocol proposed in a clinical situation.

OPTIMIZED WORK FLOW FOR IMPLANT RETAINED POSTERIOR CROWNS

DR. CURTIS JANSEN

Dr. Jansen graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry in 1986 where he also received his certificate in Advanced Education in Prosthodontics in 1988. In 1989 he accepted a full time teaching position at USC in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and was named Director of Implant Dentistry.
In 1992 Dr. Jansen moved to Florida to practice and work with a dental implant manufacturer. Dr. Jansen has an extensive past involving research and design in implant dentistry with a number of patents for implant restorative components being used by major manufactures.
Dr. Jansen moved to Monterey, California in 1996 and began his private Prosthodontic practice. Shortly afterward, he started an on-premises dental laboratory. Dr. Jansen has been involved with corporate Dentistry, at one time owning a dental implant specialty practice. Dr. Jansen continues the grind of private practice and to lecture to groups of dental specialists, dental associations and study clubs.

SYNOPSIS:

Let me summarize what we will discuss in this presentation. My busy Prosthodontic practice is focused primarily on full mount rehabilitation but I still see my fair share of broken down single-tooth posterior teeth that need repair or replacement. I will review a fast, easy workflow that involves only removing that healing abutment one time I will demonstrate the use of a new 2-in-one healing abutment that is also doubles as a scan body . The process only takes minutes. Using the Rodo System of implant components , I seat a beautiful posterior crown in seconds with no cement , no retention screw and no unsightly screw access hole to repair .it’s a breakthrough in dentistry and has changed my practice

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES IN THIS PRESENTATION IS FOR THE PARTICIPANT TO BE ABLE TO:

1.Discuss the importance of proper tissue management and the benefits of placing a scannable healing abutment
2.Discsuss the benefits of the new Rodo Prosthetic components and the step- by-step process
3.Remove a Rodo Smileloc crown – it’s an eight second process

OPTIMIZED CHAIR-TIME & IMPROVED ECOMONICS FOR ALL-ON-4 PROSTHETIC

DR. CURTIS JANSEN

Dr. Jansen graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry in 1986 where he also received his certificate in Advanced Education in Prosthodontics in 1988. In 1989 he accepted a full time teaching position at USC in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and was named Director of Implant Dentistry.
In 1992 Dr. Jansen moved to Florida to practice and work with a dental implant manufacturer. Dr. Jansen has an extensive past involving research and design in implant dentistry with a number of patents for implant restorative components being used by major manufactures.
Dr. Jansen moved to Monterey, California in 1996 and began his private Prosthodontic practice. Shortly afterward, he started an on-premises dental laboratory. Dr. Jansen has been involved with corporate Dentistry, at one time owning a dental implant specialty practice. Dr. Jansen continues the grind of private practice and to lecture to groups of dental specialists, dental associations and study clubs.

SYNOPSIS:

In this one hour session , Dr Jansen will review and demonstrate how he has optimized his chair side time using the Rodo Smile Lock System to complete his fixed , implant retained , full arch Prosthetics

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES IN THIS PRESENTATION IS FOR THE PARTICIPANT TO BE ABLE TO:

Discuss the benefits of utilizing a seating system requiring no screws and no cement.
Discuss the many benefits for your patient’s
Demonstrate how easy it is to remove, clean, then replace an All-on -four implant retained Prosthetic

 

 

 

 

 

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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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