Dr. Bill Dickerson , DDS, FAACD, LVIM, FIAPA
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 Physiologic 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.
Now on its 21st year, 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.
Dr. 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 Based 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 Based philosophy with dentists around the world.
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. In 2010, Dr. Heidi Dickerson was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry. Her goal is to assist dentists in being the best that they can be… by becoming perpetual students of dentistry and life!
Mr Jim Poole , MBA
Jim is an accomplished business executive with extensive experience in the medical device, healthcare, biotechnology, dental, market research, and IT industries. Jim has successfully launched global products, managed growth strategies, and effectively optimized business operations for both large and small organizations. He is the President and CEO of Solace Lifesciences, the neuroscience company that makes NuCalm.
Jim co-founded Focused Evolution, a premier global management strategy-consulting firm. As a Managing Partner of Focused Evolution, Jim managed mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and growth strategies for venture capital and private equity firms. Under Jim’s leadership, Focused Evolution grew into a multi-million dollar consulting firm serving a global client portfolio of 49 companies in several industries.
Jim serves on the board of directors of several medical device firms throughout the world. He is a recognized business leader, speaker, and accomplished author. He has published over 30 articles in industry trade journals. Jim earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and an MBA in International Business/Marketing from Babson College.
Dr. Ron Jackson , DDS, FAGD, FAACD
Dr. Jackson is a 1972 graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentistry. He has published many articles on esthetic, adhesive dentistry and has lectured extensively across the United States 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. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, and is Director of the Advanced Adhesive Aesthetic Dentistry and Anterior Direct Resin programs at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.
Dr. Hamada Makarita , DDS, MAGD, MICOI, LVIM, FAACD, FIAPA
After graduating from the Medical College of Virginia in 1988, Dr. Makarita opened a solo private practice in Northern Virginia with an emphasis on Aesthetic Reconstructive Dentistry. He believes strongly in continuing education and is committed to keeping up with the latest techniques and materials to provide his patients with exceptional dentistry.
Dr. Makarita was awarded Mastership status in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2000 and he is among an elite group of cosmetic dentists who have achieved Accredited Fellowship status by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).
In addition, he achieved Mastership status with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), where he is a clinical instructor and regional director. He is a Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and has also served as a board member of the IACA and is a member of many dental societies.
Dr. Makarita was recognized internationally by winning numerous smile gallery awards with the AACD, including the prestigious People’s Choice Award. 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 TMJ, occlusion, intraoral photography and aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Makarita is a national and international lecturer in the field of aesthetic reconstructive dentistry and Occlusion. He has been voted by his peers among top dentists several years in a row in the Washingtonian Magazine, The Northern Virginia Magazine, and Virginia Living Magazine.
Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo
A Licensed Practicing Psychologist with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and a Ph.D. in Psychology, Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo is not your typical shrink. She combines research findings, real life stories and humor to provide actionable tips you can benefit from immediately.
Considered Shaquille O’Neal’s “Head coach for Happiness”, Elizabeth is on a mission to free people from the stress of perfectionism caused by your own inner critic.
Dr. E’s unique ability to help leaders unlock their own, unique personal success code has made her America’s most interviewed celebrity psychologist, with over 100 radio and TV appearances on shows like Dr. Oz, The TODAY Show, Steve Harvey, CNN, Fox Business News and many more. She has been quoted in some of today’s top media outlets including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Forbes, and Health. Her own articles can frequently be found in SUCCESS, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Better Homes & Gardens, Huffington Post and other respected publications.
To help people “before they need the proverbial shrink couch,” Elizabeth speaks around the country to companies (including Lexis Nexis, Deloitte, UBS, Zappos, Canyon Ranch) and associations (such as Society of Human Resources Management, Women’s Foodservice Forum, Young President’s Organization)
Her newest bestselling book and online course, Better Than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love help anyone suffering from conditional self worth or perfectionism turn down their critic’s voice, turn up their self-confidence and gain essential skills to flourish in work, health, relationships and life.
Effective leadership for a team or business requires a strong sense of self. Too often, your inner critic gets in the way of being the person and leader you want to be. (Please note, even the most successful people have an inner critic!) Celebrity psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, will provide actionable steps to rewire your brain to optimize your leadership from the inside out.
The educational objectives for this presentation are for the participant to be able to:
1. Identify strategies to reduce your inner critic
2. Reduce distress despite all that life may throw at you
3. Create an action plan with at least one step to implement this week to improve your leadership
Dr. Sahag Mahseredjian, DMD, LVIM, FIAPA
Dr Sahag Mahseredjian obtained his doctor’s degree in Dentistry from the Université de Montréal in 1991. His interest in implant dentistry led him to pursue his formation in various prestigious institutes like the Branemark clinic in Sweden, UMDNJ and UCLA. Intrigued by neuromuscular dentistry and esthetics, Dr Mahseredjian completed many courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and became a fellow in 2008. He is a clinical instructor at the Las Vegas Institute in Las Vegas and a lecturer and the director in Montreal at LVI Global Canada. His passion for neuromuscular dentistry led him to present on craniomandibular dysfunctions at International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO) in Venice in nov.2007 as well as at the AO meeting to Atlas orthogonals in march 2007. Recently, Dr Mahseredjian published a compilation of articles entitled Connecting the Dots with the Great Imposter which discusses subjects like craniomandibular dysfunctions, sleep apnea and occlusion. Dr Mahseredjian owns a private clinic equipped with the latest technologies like ICAT imaging, ITERO, Laser, Nobel Guide, etc.
He is an active member of many important associations including:
ICCMO – International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics
AO – Academy Of Osseointegration
EAO – European Association Of Osseointegration
IACA – International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics
AAP – American Academy of Periodontology
AASM – American Academy of Sleep Medecine
Dr. S. David Buck, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA & Dr. Tim Gross , DMD, LVIF, FIAPA
Dr. S David Buck is an LVI clinical instructor, featured clinical faculty. He has maintained a full time private practice in Seattle, WA for 26 years. He now has dedicated his practice largely to Physiologic based TMD, Sleep, and orthodontic treatments. He is a speaker for Aurum Ceramic Labs, and IAPA. He has mentored Physiologic Based study clubs in both Seattle and Spokane. He has been featured in LVI Visions magazine. Dr. Buck has been invited as well to speak to dental societies, and study clubs in the Northwest on TMD and Physiologic Based dentistry. In 2008, Dr. Buck was awarded Mastership in Physiologic Based dentistry ( LVIM), and has been teaching at LVI since 2002.
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 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital Campus. He is on the Board of the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics. Dr. Gross’ practice on Hilton Head Island focuses on orthodontics, neuromuscular dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, sleep apnea and mercury- free dentistry.
Dr. Omer Reed. DDS
Dr. Reed received his undergraduate degree and doctorate from the University of Minnesota. He is licensed to practice in Tanzania, East Africa and the Islands of the Pacific Rim, as well as the U.S. Dr. Reed was Alumnus of the Year, University of Minnesota, following 14 years as Adjunct Professor of Ecologic Dentistry. He was also Associate Professor of Ecologic Dentistry for nine years at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill building a bridge between the student and the post graduate. Dr. Reed was a pioneer in group dental practice in the United States with a team of three dentists and four hygienists consistently serving his community for 30 years. Since, 1989 he has pioneered the concept of the one-to-one future of our profession with a solo delivery system. Concepts such as the single chair schedule, the “care pair” team, the front desk-less office, and advanced interactive diagnostic technologies provide the base for the future. He was founder, in the 1970’s, of the American Society for Preventive Dentistry. He was also a founder and principal of Napili, a popular international seminar series, initiated in 1963, which continues to encourage successful private care, fee for service practice. He continues to serve on the editorial board of the Independent Dentist, a United Kingdom publication that promotes personal, private care. This year he was honored with the annual Achievement Award from the the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity- the largest international dental fraternity in the world with over 25,000 members.
Dr. Anne-Maree Cole – BDSC, LVIM, 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.
Dr. Leo Malin. DDS
Dr. Malin graduated from Marquette University in 1991. He maintains a private practice in LaCrosse, WI where he has been utilizing occlusal based dental concepts since l998.
Early in his career, he discovered that the implant placement techniques used could not deliver a standard, predictable result. Therefore, with the help of other experts in the fields of radiology and occlusion, Dr. Malin developed an implant placement technique which focused on occlusion (and cosmetics) for implant placement and crown restoration. This technique has led to 5 patents pending along with exceptional implant results. Dr. Malin lectures throughout North America on full mouth reconstructions and implant placement. He is excited to share his experience and knowledge of implants with other dentists. Dr. Malin is the Director of Implantology at LVI.
Dr. Ken Southward
Dr. Ken Southward received his dental degree from the University of Toronto in 1971. He achieved his Fellowship in the AGD in 1980 and is now a Life Member. He enjoyed a preventively oriented dental practice in Beamsville, Ontario for 43 years and retired from active practice in 2014 to focus on dental research. Dr. Southward has published articles on preventive dentistry, nutrition, periodontics and the systemic nature of dental disease. He has spoken previously at the Ontario Dental Association annual meeting, the Federation Dentaire International in China and most recently to the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.
The traditional paradigm of dental caries views the process as a localized, acid demineralization process initiated mostly by specific oral bacteria. The systemic theory recognizes the role of the brain and endocrine system in the dental caries process and links it to periodontal disease and other systemic diseases through the common pathway of oxidative stress and inflammation.The traditional paradigm of dental caries views the process as a localized, acid demineralization process initiated mostly by specific oral bacteria. The systemic theory recognizes the role of the brain and endocrine system in the dental caries process and links it to periodontal disease and other systemic diseases through the common pathway of oxidative stress and inflammation.The role of nutrition is described as it relates to the dentinal fluid flow through the tooth which renders the tooth resistant or vulnerable to the caries process. Dentin caries is also recognized as an inflammatory process similar to periodontal disease with acid being an irritant rather than promoting a demineralization process as it does in enamel.Nutrition, in particular vitamin K2, also plays a role in facial development. This process starts in utero and continues through infancy.The impact of either embracing or neglecting a systemic theory of dental caries will be discussed.
The educational objectives for this presentation are for the participant to be able to:
• Utilize and discuss the brain and endocrine system in the dental caries process
• Utilize and discuss the role of oxidative stress and inflammation relative to dental caries
• Utilize, discuss and emphasize the importance of nutrition, particularly vitamin K2, in preventing dental caries and optimizing facial development
Dr. Joe Barton, DMD, LVIM, FIAPA & Dr. Ed Suh, DDS
Dr. Barton grew up in Jacksonville Florida and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 1986. He chose to remain in Jacksonville and has been practicing dentistry in his private practice, Admira Dentistry, for 30 years. As an avid triathlete Dr. Barton has a deep appreciation for a healthy lifestyle. This appreciation extends into his practice. Beyond creating and maintaining beautiful, healthy smiles, addressing signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders and sleep apnea there is a strong focus on total health that can assist people with lifestyle changes, including areas of nutrition, exercise and physical and medical concerns. He has dedicated his practice to help his guests’ achieve a sense of Beauty • Health • Balance in their lives.
In addition to his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, Dr. Barton is also an esteemed Fellow and Instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and earned his LVI Mastership Award in 2005.
Dr. Barton was the inaugural President and a current board member of the International Association of Physiological Aesthetics (IAPA).
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’s. Brian & Robert Klaich, DMD, LVIF
Drs. Brian and Rob Klaich practice in Cranberry Township, PA. Together, they own and operate Cranberry Dental Studio in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh. Interestingly, both doctors course of study has been uniquely identical, though they are not twins. Following graduation from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, they each attended the General Practice Residency at Allegheny General Hospital in association with Drexel College of Medicinee.
After earning fellowships with the Las Vegas Institute, Drs. Brian and Rob maintain active involvement with the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics and membership with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the Dental Society of Western Pennsylvania. Pursuing accreditation, the doctors are Associate Members of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and have mentored hands-on training courses in Botox and dermal fillers. The brothers have appreciated both local and international recognition for their commitment to excellence. Both Dr. Brian and Dr. Rob have had the honor of being named Top Dentists in Pittsburgh Magazine for ten consecutive years. At the 2016 IAPA convention, Dr. Brian was recognized as the Core Case Full Mouth Aesthetic Eye Award, while Dr. Rob appreciated the Aesthetic Eye Award for his work in Implant Aesthetics. Drs. Brian and Rob have most recently received the distinctions of the MacStudio Model Search 2016 Grand Prize Winner and 2015-2016 Honorable Recognition, for their work in physiologic esthetics.
The goal of this lecture is to introduce physiologic dental practitioners to the use of Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. Both therapeutic and aesthetic indications will be discussed, including mechanism of action, contraindications, and side effects. Differences in various brands and products will be explored, as well as understanding what materials work best for the desired treatment result. A portion of this lecture will be dedicated exclusively to discussion of the literature and technique regarding masseter and temporalis injection, for the treatment of masticatory myofascial pain, bruxism, and clenching. An overview of facial anatomy will be reviewed, followed by instruction on reconstituting Botulinum toxin “out of the box” to a proper titration. In addition, exclusive surface electromyography data will be used to illustrate differences in maximum clenching force produced by these muscles before and after treatment.
The educational objectives for this presentation are for the participants to be able to:
• Utilize, discuss and assimilate the pharmacology and mechanism of action of Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers.
• Discuss the use of and become familiar with the therapeutic and aesthetic applications for Botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatment.
• Utilize and discuss the process of Botulinum toxin reconstitution and technique of therapeutic masseter injection.