Speakers

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.

Synopsis:
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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!

 

Synopsis:

So you want to give a presentation for a small group and have no idea what to say or how to put it together?  Dr. Dickerson will give you tips on what to do and what not to do when creating a presentation.

The educational objectives for this presentation are for the participants to be able to:
Utilize the Do’s and Don’ts
Organize and present your material
Capture your audience

LVI MASTERS PANEL:

Dr. Bill Dickerson MODERATOR:  

PANELIST: Dr. Joe Barton, Dr. Brad Durham, Dr. Lori Kemmet, DR. David Miller  & Dr. Michael Reece

Dr. Bill Dickerson, DDS, LVIM, FAACD, FIAPA – Moderator

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. Joe Barton, DMD, LVIM, FIAPA

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. Brad Durham, DMD, LVIM, FIAPA

Dr. Durham is a 1982 graduate of South Carolina Medical University in Charleston. Since starting his dental practice, Dr. Durham trained in both centric relation and neuromuscular techniques.  Dr. Durham is a consultant, author, and researcher, and has devoted more than 20 years to developing a practice, which combines art, science, and technology with personalized care.

In addition to lecturing internationally, Dr. Durham’s recent work is related to helping others transition their dental practice into the “Niche Dental” practice.  He has developed numerous strategies and techniques on helping other dentists develop their dream practice.  He presently leads one and two day workshops on this topic as well as a year long coaching program.

Dr. Lori Kemmet, DDS,LVIM, FIAPA

Dr. Kemmet graduated from the University of MN in 1989.  She was a captain in the US Air Force and served a three year commission from 1989 – 1992 as a dentist.  In 1992 she chose Boulder CO as her home and has a private practice focused on cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry. 

Lori has been instructing at the Las Vegas Institute since 1998.   She attributes much of her success to the instruction she has received from LVI and her mentor – Dr. Bill Dickerson, founder and CEO of LVI.  Dr. Kemmet has been featured in several books written by dentists regarding developing a successful dental practice.   She is the official dentist to the Denver Bronco Cheerleaders, Colorado Beauty Pageants and several Bronco football hall of famers.   Her most proud accomplishment is being the first of two recipients of the LVI Mastership accreditation in 2004.    

Dr. David Miller, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA

Dr. David Miller of Sacramento, CA is a 1980 graduate of the University of Illinois Dental School.  He has a general practice with a large orofacial pain/TMD component.  Dr. Miller is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry and ICCMO.  He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, the American Board of Orofacial Pain and the American Academy of Pain Management.  Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the American Orthodontic Society and the International College of Oral Implantology.  He is a published author, an international lecturer and teaches in the Full Mouth Reconstruction course at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.  For fun, Dr. Miller is a rugby referee and coaches high school rugby at three time National High School Champions, Jesuit High School of Sacramento. 

Dr. Michael Reece, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA

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.

Synopsis:
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Mr Jim Poole , MBA,President and CEO of Solace Lifesciences Inc.

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.

Synopsis:

In 90 minutes, this course is designed to teach you why effective business strategies are critical to meeting your business objectives. Leading business people understand one common principle: it is more important to work on your business than in your business. This is how you achieve your desired revenue targets, exit strategy and healthy retirement. The right strategies become the compass that guides your decision-making, empowers you to execute your plans, and makes reaching your business goals more realistic and enjoyable.

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

• Discuss the latest dental market trends: macroeconomic drivers, consumer buying behaviors, competitive landscape realities and more

• Build an actionable marketing strategy: playing to your strengths and aligning them with your patient’s psychological needs; articulate it with your branding to create a consistent, repeatable message; execute your brand message internally and externally through marketing

• Differentiate your practice and separate yourself from your competition

• Increase the value of your practice and work toward a meaningful exit

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.

Synopsis:

The greatest impact of cosmetic or esthetic dentistry is providing patients with beautiful smiles that enhance self-esteem. However, materials and techniques have undergone significant evolution and dentists are challenged to keep current. In addition, esthetic standards have been raised and quality outcomes redefined by today’s educated patient. Restoring anterior teeth with a single shade and single opacity is no longer acceptable.

This presentation will illustrate the versatility and value of using direct composite resin for treating anterior restorative needs and cosmetic desires. The logical, conservative techniques shown will lead to a result that pleases the patient and encourages referrals.

In the hands-on workshop participants will have the opportunity to use IPS Empress Direct (Ivoclar Vivadent), a state of the art, naturally shaded composite system. Exercises will include placement of an invisible Class IV and Diastema Closure. Bringing your magnification is recommended. All other materials will be provided.

 

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

1.Achieve life-like conservative restorations and cosmetic enhancements with composite resin
2.Gain a practical understanding of opacity/translucency, form, color, characterizations, texture and contour
3.Utilize dental art without being artistic

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.

Synopsis:
Dental Photography is an essential tool in our day-to-day dentistry and mastering it enables us to produce better results through patient to doctor communication and doctor to lab communication.  The old saying, “ A picture is worth a thousand words” could not be more true in our field, specifically for marketing providing our lab technicians with the information they need in order to provide us with superior results. Many dentists and team members are intimidated by dental photography because the different camera and flash settings can seem overwhelming. In this lecture, we will discuss the basics of photography and simplify your camera settings to help make photography a routine part of your daily routine. We will show how to frame the photos for consistency and magnification and discuss the different views that should become routine. In addition, we will review essential photos to take to provide the lab the information they need to achieve superior results.

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

1. Discuss the basics of dental photography and the definition of aperture and shutter speed and how they affect the final result

2. Utilize AACD views them and achieve consistent results

3. Utilize the 3 different camera settings needed for the vast majority of any dental photos

4. Effectively communicate with the labs by choosing the most helpful pictures

5. Utilize your photos for patient education and marketing  

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.

Synopsis:
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

Synopsis:

In our profession Confusion is the rule rather than the exception not only in Occlusion but also in protrusion: We have No Consensus on how to find a starting point for the mandible in oral appliance therapy (OAT) in Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).Many expert opinions, arbitrary protrusions, often excessive advancements of the mandibles leave the dental sleep medicine in confusion and the oral appliance therapy success plateaued with many undesirable side effects.One thing we should keep in mind when we are treating the masticatory system:Is to Respect ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY…Question: is Dentistry respecting both Anatomy & Physiology of the stomatognathic system?                         

 If Yes, does dentistry have objective data’s  to confirm that?                         

If NO, then dentistry should start using objective data’s to confirm physiology.

Physiologic approach treating OSA is Objective , respects principles of physiology set by giants. 

 

The education objectives for this course are for the participant to be able to:

• Discuss the Importance of physiologic principles to treat OSA

• Discuss the Importance of proper oral appliance in treating OSA

• Discuss the power & the science behind the physiologic approach

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.

Synopsis

Working just within the dentoalveolar complex and moving teeth to treat malocclusion leaves out incredible possibilities for our patients. Leaving negative soft tissue signaling from the Functional matrix puts orthodontic finished cases at constant risk for relapse and undermines results of any orthodontic case as well as sets up deficiency in the face and jaws. We can do better than that. Apply new diagnostic insights to how you look at your patients. You will have a much deeper appreciation for how there are limits to treating the Mandible alone in neuromuscular treatment protocols. What is the foundational arch and how does the rest of the system respond to a corrupted foundational arch. Can we look at pre-industrial populations for answers to what has happened in our modern culture? What is the conventional model of orthodontics and how does that end up affecting your patients?

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

  • Utilize the keystone to facial growth and not let corruptive patterns of growth take hold
  • Discuss the power of true horizontal facial development as it relates to all we do for our TMD/OSA patients
  • Discuss a new paradigm in Orthodontic Treatment that may far surpass conventional methods of treatment.

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.

 

Synopsis
When we leave dental school, ready to start our careers, nothing prepares us for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt that that we leave with. School debt is very difficult to get paid off and it becomes a constant influence of how you treat your patients and run your dental practice. In this lecture I will discuss how to incorporate a system to get you free from debt.

 

The educational objectives for this presentation are for the participant to be able to: 

Utilize a strategic system that helps sustain and pay off debt

• Avoid temptation to enter into the Corporate Dental Industry

• Create a practice that keeps you motivated and passionate about Dentistry

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.

Synopsis
Dr Cole will be analyzing CBCTs “live” – giving interpretations, step by step analysis and sharing her thoughts on what she is finding in relation to sleep, pain, TMJ and facial development. A must see for anyone wanting to get the most out of these “standard of excellence” X-rays. This is an opportunity to get your cases analyzed. Difficult cases welcome. Please provide a USB or CD of DICOM files at beginning of IAPA to Dr Cole. Cases selected will be for their learning opportunity and time allotment. They must be high quality and the largest field of view. Dr Cole will be analyzing CBCTs “live” – giving interpretations, step by step analysis and sharing her thoughts on what she is finding in relation to sleep, pain, TMJ and facial development. A must see for anyone wanting to get the most out of these “standard of excellence” X-rays. This is an opportunity to get your cases analyzed. Difficult cases welcome. Please provide a USB or CD of DICOM files at beginning of IAPA to Dr Cole. Cases selected will be for their learning opportunity and time allotment. They must be high quality and the largest field of view. 
Whether or not you own a CBCT machine is irrelevant. What matters is that you know how to interpret the data! Attendees only will be given exclusive access to Dr Cole’s CBCT checklist.

The education objectives for this course are for the participant to be able to:
● Recognize normal vs abnormal anatomic relationships and how these affect patient symptoms 

● Align a CBCT image for correct interpretation

● Discuss The correlation between patient symptoms and structural alignment 

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.

Synopsis
Coming Soon

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.

Synopsis
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. Ed, Suh, DDS, Dr. Joe Barton, DMD, LVIM, FIAPA &, Mr. Bill Wade,CDT

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 aesthetic 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. 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).

 

 

Bill Wade brings 30 years of experience as a dental technician, 20 years as a computer instructor/consultant for Myotronics, 15 years as an associate member of the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, 10 years as a founding member of the North American Neuromuscular Study Club, and 6 years as a featured instructor at LVI.

 

Synopsis

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Dr. Joe Barton, DMD, LVIM, FIAPA, Dr. Heidi Dickerson, DDS, 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. 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.

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!

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. 

 

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 aesthetic 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.

 

 

Synopsis

See information on Team Track Page

 

Mr. Ashley Johnson, Dr.Joe Barton, DMD, LVIM, FIAPA &, Dr. Ed Suh, DDS

Ashley is a Dental Practice Transition Coach, a national and international speaker and author.

He is a Featured Instructor at the LVI Global Institute. Ashley has spent his professional life working with and studying the most elite dental practices in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Australia and Singapore and he continues to learn from the leadership that guides them. He coaches in these practices as well as any practices that want to get to a higher level from where they are. As the owner of Ashley’s Coaching he is driven by his vision to provide individualized coaching to every dental practice he works with.

Ashley has almost 40 years of experience working with dentists and team members and a wealth of information to share with you and your team. He has had the privilege of being a faculty member at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study in St. Petersburg. He has also enjoyed the experience of serving on Dr. Frank Spears Board of Advisors and has been a speaker at The Schuster Center in Arizona.

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

 

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 aesthetic 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.

 

Synopsis

 

See information on Team Track Page

Ms. Jill Taylor, RDH, BS, Dr. Joe Barton, DMD, LVIM, FIAPA &, Dr. Ed Suh, DDS

Jill Taylor graduated from the Community College of Southern Nevada in 1987 with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. She later received her Bachelors of Science in Technical Management from DeVry University graduating Summa Cum Laude and is also a Certified Health Specialist. Currently she is working on her Doctor of Naturopath degree from Trinity College.

She has worked in clinical practices as a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 28 years, retiring from the Exceptional Dental Practice in Las Vegas, Nevada and pursuing her Independent In-Office Consulting full time. She joined Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies as their Hygiene Program Director in 2010. As an In-Office Coach, Jill brings her passion and expertise to dental teams across North America on comprehensive treatment planning for the dental patient including restorative, occlusal, medical risk, sleep apnea, oral cancer, and periodontal health.

In the clinical setting, Jill specialized in non-surgical periodontal treatment, with special emphasis on Molecular Testing and Laser Therapy. She previously worked with Premier Laser and became certified on three different lasers since 1997. Jill has co-authored several articles appearing in well-respected dental journals regarding Laser applications in periodontal therapy. In addition to being a published author, Jill is an accomplished International speaker who presents on topics including Molecular Testing, Restorative Communication and Acceptance, and Laser Therapy in Periodontal Treatment.

She is trained in the newest technologies and treatments available and brings extensive knowledge of current science and research into every training she facilitates. Her work with the Las Vegas Institute allows her to express her enthusiasm for the future of dental hygiene while training others in the most up-to-date methods of patient care.

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

 

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 aesthetic 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.

 

Synopsis

See information on Team Track Page

 

Ms. Sherry Blair, Dr. Joe Barton, DMD, LVIM, FIAPA & Dr. Ed Suh. DDS

Sherry Blair is an instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and has over 40 years of experience managing each and every system in the dental practice. Over these years she has attended or been a part of ten different practice management groups. Sherry has combined all this acquired knowledge and personal experience to create an inspired, effective, and motivational curriculum that refines the systems surrounding the patients’ total experience with a dental practice.

In her present position as the Team Director of the Dynamic Team Course and Consultant at the Las Vegas Institute, she travels internationally conducting in-office consultations focusing on Customized Team Support. Sherry’s enthusiasm, humor, successful strategies, and kind nature make her a consultant in high demand nationwide. Her extensive exposure to most forms of practice management and dental systems, as well as her strong focus on patient satisfaction, makes her a specialist in her field.

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

 

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 aesthetic 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.

 

Synopsis

See information on Team Track Page

 

 

 

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.

Synopsis

 

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Dr. Delwin Hemingway, DDS

Delwin R. Hemingway Graduated from Brigham Young University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1979 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Hemingway completed his orthodontic mentor ship with Dr. John Tochini, former dean of University of the Pacific in 1985.

Dr. Hemingway practiced general dentistry as an associate in a pedodontic practice from 1979 through 1982. He started his general practice of Dentistry and Orthodontics in Salinas, California in 1983 where he has practiced ever since. Dr. Hemingway started his LVI training in 2000, graduating on completion of his full mouth case in 2002. He has returned to LVI for PrimeSpeak, CRUISE, PAT 1 and PAT 2, OSA 1 and OSA 2.

In 2006 Dr. Hemingway and his former Dentist/Partner (Mark Reber, DDS) built a new facility integrating the Neuromuscular Technology learned at LVI and won Dental Economics Award for: Best Dental Office Design and Best Integration of Technology in a Dental Office in America.

Dr. Hemingway has lectured locally and nationally on topics ranging from CAD/CAM technology, the use of computer technology in the diagnosis and treatment of TMD, recognition and treatment of Sleep Apnea and CT scan observation and treatment for restricted airways in children.

Delwin Hemingway and his wife Janice are the parents of 8 children and grandparents of 21 grandchildren. He believes in CANI (constant and never ending improvement). He has always been an observer of children’s behavior and served many years on the school site counsel for his children’s school and also as a Boy Scout leader. He is certified by LDS Family Services and has taught for many years “Becoming a Better Parent,” courses.

Synopsis

January 2016 JADA published an article about the prevalence of signs and symptoms of TMD in children under age 12. It has long been known that 34% of the adult population has signs and symptoms of TMD yet this published study stated that 34% of children in their primary and mixed dentition have signs and symptoms of TMD. January 2016 JADA published an article about the prevalence of signs and symptoms of TMD in children under age 12. It has long been known that 34% of the adult population has signs and symptoms of TMD yet this published study stated that 34% of children in their primary and mixed dentition have signs and symptoms of TMD. 
Why?
The major cause is developmental adaptations of the child to breathe, to get enough air to survive, often causing malformation of the jaws and their alignment. 
A. The course will explore the major causes of jaw malformation related to airway.
B. Each participant will be presented with the information to readily recognize a developing airway, oxygen deprivation and jaw misalignment problem by quietly observing a child.
C. Principles for effective communication with a child’s parents or guardians about the developing child’s problem even if they have not come seeking the doctor’s advice will be presented.
D. Enrolling the help of the otolaryngologist community to help alleviate the child’s problem will be taught.
E. Evaluating CT Scans relating to airway will be reviewed.
F. Powerful before and after videos of children with dramatic changes in their appearance and behavior from opening their airways will be shown.
G. Implementing a protocol for the Doctor and their team to change the life of a child permanently for the better will be taught and encouraged.

The educational objectives for this presentation are for the participants to be able to:
1. Easily recognize the signs and symptoms of Oxygen Deprivation in Children.

2. Effectively communicate with the child’s parents to affect a positive change in the child’s airway and their ability to get enough air. 

3. Enlist the otolaryngologist community to perform the needed surgeries.

 

 

Dr. Michael Reece, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA & Mr. Ashley johnson

Dr. Michael Reece

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.

Ashley is a Dental Practice Transition Coach, a national and international speaker and author.

He is a Featured Instructor at the LVI Global Institute. Ashley has spent his professional life working with and studying the most elite dental practices in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Australia and Singapore and he continues to learn from the leadership that guides them. He coaches in these practices as well as any practices that want to get to a higher level from where they are. As the owner of Ashley’s Coaching he is driven by his vision to provide individualized coaching to every dental practice he works with.

Mr. Ashley Johnson

Ashley has almost 40 years of experience working with dentists and team members and a wealth of information to share with you and your team. He has had the privilege of being a faculty member at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study in St. Petersburg. He has also enjoyed the experience of serving on Dr. Frank Spears Board of Advisors and has been a speaker at The Schuster Center in Arizona.

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

 

Coming Soon

 

Mr. Bill Wade, CDT

Bill Wade brings 30 years of experience as a dental technician, 20 years as a computer instructor/consultant for Myotronics, 15 years as an associate member of the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, 10 years as a founding member of the North American Neuromuscular Study Club, and 6 years as a featured instructor at LVI.

 

Synopsis

Mr. Bill Wade, CDT will introduce the bite force balancing on the Stratos Articulator as well as discuss and review the LVI Bite Transfer Technique.

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

1. Utilize T-Scan on the articulator shorten your delivery time?
2. Utilize T-Scan on Orthosis, Full Mouth reconstruction, CO dentistry & Implants.
3. Utilize the LVI Bite Transfer technique for accurate, predictable bite management.

 

 

Mr. Darren Seigel,Esq.

Mr. Seigel is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Consulting at Advice Media, LLC, LVI’s and IAPA’s Internet Partner. His wealth of knowledge of dental practice marketing is honed from interviewing and working with thousands of doctors and dentists and the ideas he shares can increase your profits very quickly. He has been influential in the growth of practices from one-person-offices to multi-specialty groups and universities. Darren has over 14 years experience and is recognized as a leader in marketing, business development, and strategic business planning.   On more than one occasion he has been called the “most knowledgeable person in the business.”

He is a true renaissance man who works and plays equally hard.  Music is always playing at the Seigel house and Darren is rarely without tickets to an upcoming concert. Darren spent time “on the bus” with over 30 Grateful Dead shows under his belt. An active outdoorsman, when not traveling, you will find him with his three beautiful children, Quincy, Zane, Noa and his lovely wife, Heidi. Darren left Los Angeles in 2004 to live on the water in Galveston, TX.

Get ready to take a lot of notes.  Darren will be speaking in layman’s term how to make the most money possible from the Internet.  He will lay out what you need to do to not only get your website to the top of the search engines but also how best to convert your visitors to patients.  He will also give you an excellent road map on how to make your social media a true profit center and will explain what you really need to know about managing your on-line reputation.

 

Synopsis

Are you one of the many top dentists whose website’s are just . . . blah? Would you like to create a powerful Internet presence designed make everyone who sees it think “WOW! This dentist looks AWESOME.” This course is designed to show you exactly how to create a web presence that will attract and convert patients at the highest level. Darren Seigel will present, in language we all understand, how to get your web site shown to many more potential patients in your area and how to get them to convert from lookers to patients fast! Hear why Google ranks certain sites for more terms and higher on the page and what you need to be doing to become important to Google.

Discover what patients need to see and feel to convert and how to get patients to think of you as their doctor before even looking at anyone else.

Finally, Darren will show you how to create a fantastic social media presence. He can help you better understand the psychology of social media and how to engage and convert patients from Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. If you are looking to take your Internet presence to the next level, this is the lecture you can’t afford to miss!

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

1) Drastically improve your rankings on Google.
2) Increase conversions from your website.
3) Create a fantastic social media presence.

Dr. Conchi Sanchez-Garcia, DMD, LVIF, FAGD  &  Dr. Raul Garcia, DMD, LVIF, FAGD, 

Conchi Sanchez-Garcia DMD, LVIF, FAGD was born in Miami Beach, Florida and attended the University of Miami. She received her doctorate in dentistry from the University of Florida where she graduated with honors as a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. She is a third generation dentist following in the footsteps of her father and her grandfather.

Raul I. Garcia, DMD, LVIF, FAGD received his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Miami and his Doctorate in Dentistry at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Raul and Conchi have been married and practicing dentistry for over 22 years they have 2 beautiful daughters Carolina 16 yrs old and Olivia 13 years old.
They balance family life with the desire to continue to develop their education by attending the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and have achieved the status of LVI Fellows. They also both enjoy the privilege of being instructors at LVI helping to teach the next generation of physiologic dentists.

They also are members of some of dentistry’s most prestigious organizations including:
• International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA) Fellows
• Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Fellows
• American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
• American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry (AAPMD)
• American Association of Functional Orthodontics (AAFO)
• American Dental Association (ADA)
• American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
• Florida Dental Association (FDA)
• American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)

The use of the current physiologic equipment Biopak T-scan and CBCT intraoral scanner and the Fotona Lightwalker Er and Nd:Yag lasers are just a few of the amazing tools these dentist are using in their practice daily.
Drs. Raul and Conchi are committed to their training and providing cutting edge dentistry in their community. The implementation of education and technology has transformed their practice and taken it to the next level and would like to share their enthusiasm with you.

Synopsis

We will be discussing all lasers on the market today, the procedures they enable you to do, how studies show which work best for specific procedures and why. If you’ve wanting to start adding lasers to your practice, have been considering upgrading to achieve all that laser dentistry offers today or even if you have been using lasers for many years and before now haven’t thought about what improvements may have come along, you shouldn’t miss this event. You’ll get all the information to make an informed decision of what laser will be best for you and your patients.

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

∙ Expand Periodontal Treatment Options and Improve Your Results
∙ Offer your Perio-Maintenance Patients Better Options in your Office
∙ Improve your Endo Treatment While Reducing Your Procedure Times
∙ Offer Pain Free Operative Dentistry & about as fast as a high speed drill
∙ Remove Veneers & Crowns (including Zirconium crowns) intact in minutes (plus added Orthodontic benefits too)
∙ Stand Out in Today’s Competitive Marketplace by Marketing Laser Dentistry
∙ Add More Same Day Treatment Options & Gain New Revenue Streams
∙ Reduce Your Healing Time Delay for Implants and Cosmetic Procedures
∙ Add More Sleep Dentistry Options by treating Snoring & Reducing Bruxism
∙ Expand into Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Options for Your Patients

 

Dr. James McCreight, DDS, LVIF, Ms. Jessica Berthelson, RDH, Ms. Jaime Rotunno, RDH, & Kelsey Swiggett, BS- Perio Protect Team Trainer.

James W.W. McCreight, DDS, LVIF, FIAPA
Dr James “Jim” McCreight graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1995. As the current President of the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA) and since 2006 as a Las Vegas Institute (LVI) Clinical Instructor, Dr Jim teaches several of the CORE clinical programs. In 2006 Dr McCreight received the LVI “Rookie” Clinical Instructor of the Year and in 2007 received the LVI Mentor of the Year. Since 2008, Dr McCreight and his Team at McCreight Progressive Dentistry have been voted by their peers as a Top Dentist by Colorado’s 5280 Magazine as well as being voted in the winner’s circle as “Best of Steamboat” Dental Office. Since 1998 Dr McCreight and his wife Dr Wendy McCreight own and operate a comprehensive general dentistry office with emphasis on non-surgical periodontal treatment, sleep apnea, TMJ/TMD, and a physiological approach to full mouth rehabilitation. Dr McCreight practices in the remote mountain community of Steamboat Springs, CO (“Ski and Bike Town USA”). As both a national, international speaker and key opinion leader for several dental manufacturers, Dr McCreight encourages dentists and their teams that they can have a comprehensive approach to dentistry anywhere given the right attitude and an ongoing commitment to continuing education. Contact Jim at drjim@mccreightsmiles.com.

 

Jessica graduated from Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program in 2006. Since graduation Jessica has worked at McCreight Progressive Dentistry as a hygienist establishing a loyal following of clients for the past 10 plus years. She is laser certified through the World Clinical Laser Institute and Perio Protect, LLC. She has helped implement a soft tissue program (MPDWayTM) since day one of her dental hygiene career. Jessica is excited to begin a new chapter in her hygiene career speaking with Dr Jim McCreight on progressive topics in both the field of dental hygiene and dentistry.

 

Jamie graduated from Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Dental Hygiene program in 2015. Shortly after, she found herself landing a dream hygiene position with McCreight Progressive Dentistry. She is laser certified through the World Clinical Laser Institute and Perio Protect, LLC. Jamie’s career in dentistry began in 2007 as an orthodontic assistant and later transitioned into a treatment coordinator position. In 2010, Jamie decided to continue her education and follow her passion and true calling, by beginning dental hygiene school. Jamie’s passion for dentistry shows through her clinical skills and patient interactions. She loves making the world brighter one smile at a time!

 

Kelsey is a former multi-practice manager, treatment coordinator and expanded functions dental assistant. She has worked in offices that have successfully implemented Perio Protect to increase hygiene production and create an environment of healthy, happy patients that generate more production through referrals of friends and family. She now uses her psychology degree and clinical experience as a Perio Protect trainer and speaker to help offices create hygiene centered practices.

Synopsis

Patients struggle with periodontal disease because a toothbrush, rinse and floss can’t get deep enough to manage biofilm infections. To help, you can offer prescription trays with 1.7% hydrogen peroxide gel for home use. The delivery system significantly decreases inflammation and pocket depths. Once you get the infections under control, you can then build your restorative and cosmetic cases on a firm gingival foundation. This review of the science behind the prescription tray delivery is combined with case studies from your colleagues for everyday practical application and implementation strategies. Leave the course with a new option for better patient health that you can use on Monday morning. You’ll also have a new revenue stream.

 

 

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

● Discuss the benefits and limitations of antimicrobial and mechanical therapies for biofilm control.

● Discuss how and why antimicrobials with oxidative/reduction reactions effectively manage biofilms.

● Utilize techniques needed to be successful with prescription tray delivery.

● Implement systems for immediate usage on Monday morning.