2022 Speakers

THE CHALLENGER MINDSET: CHANGE & MOTIVATION 2022!

MR. MICHAEL WIGGE

Award-winning motivational speaker, Michael Wigge, specializes in documenting incredible stories about achieving victory over challenges. How to Travel the World for Free, How to Barter for Paradise (where he turned an apple into a Hawaiian dream home through his skills in bartering for bigger, better things), and How to Travel Europe Blindfolded are just three of his seven travel shows. He recently shared his amazing success stories on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (alongside co-guest Katy Perry) and also on the Today show. His TV programs and books have been broadcast and published internationally.

Based on his incredible experiences overcoming challenges, Wigge began performing motivational speaking engagements and started CMW Coaching & Speaking. Two of his successful corporate keynotes are Challenge-4-Change Leadership Success and Challenge-4-Change Sales Success. He currently delivers presentations in the corporate arena, on college campuses, and for private clients. Wigge’s corporate seminars support employees and leadership toward improving their motivation, stress management, time management, change management and resilience.

SYNOPSIS:

Motivational speaker Michael Wigge shares his amazing adventure-challenge background to inspire managers and employees on how motivation and willingness to embrace change can be transformed from a wish into reality. You’ll be taken on a wild ride of ‘How to Travel the World for Free’ (presented on The Tonight Show). Michael traveled 150 days without money from Europe to Antarctica and shows you how he constantly had to embrace change!
The fear of the unfamiliar and the unpleasant feeling of leaving one’s comfort zone often makes employees shy away from change. Wigge’s motivational talk, based on his adventure challenge, is designed to teach employees how to motivate themselves and embrace necessary change. The keynote combines Wigge’s exciting adventure keynote “How to Travel the World for Free” (videos, still images) with inspiration on
– Change management
– Resilience
– Motivation
– Time management
– Goal setting
– Breaking barriers

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION IS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:

-Overcome fears and resistance to stay motivated
-Leave your comfort zone for growth, change and success
-Embrace change with positive beliefs
-Embrace intergenerational leadership change
-Optimize time management for change
-Stay motivated in challenging times

AGING GRACEFULLY AND STRONG WITH BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPIES AND PEPTIDES

MELINDA SILVA, MD.

Dr. Silva graduated from UCLA with a BS in Psychobiology and then received her medical degree from UC Davis in 1993. I married my best friend in medical school and we just celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary! I am grateful for my four children, “our Mexipinos” – who are the joys of my life and remind me of what is most important: family and love. For 28 years, my life has been a balancing act between my illustrious medical career and my role as mother, wife, soccer mom, Girl Scout troop leader, community advocate, etc. After 3 boys, I finally had a baby girl and she will start UCLA this Fall (and her older brother will start UCLA Law School!). My life has come full circle! We have traveled the world with our children and love exploring cultures and oh yes, the food!

I cherish the sweet memories of our family adventures…lighting the floating lanterns in Thailand (and the unforgettable massages), swimming with sharks in Bora Bora, zip lining through the rainforest of Costa Rica, hiking to the volcanic ashes of Kilauea, sampling all the gelato flavors in Rome, enjoying coffee and pastries while people watching in Paris, snorkeling the caves of the Philippines, Iditarod run in Alaska, river rafting in Cancun, etc. and more cultural experiences to look forward to!

After 13 years as a Board Certified Family Physician and leader at Kaiser, I completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine and for the past 12 years worked in private practice in “AntiAging” and Wellness. My compassion centered practice focuses on prevention and holistic health care blending traditional medicine with alternative health care. I specialize in plant based bioidentical hormone therapies, weight loss, and cosmetic medicine. My emphasis is improving quality of life issues such as sleep, energy, mood, sex, stamina, weight, hair and skin. I have expertise with Botox and Fillers and strive to give my patient a refreshed and natural look. Most recently, helping to treat people, especially adolescents, with mental illness is one of my greatest professional highlights.

I have helped to train other doctors in my field, lectured at a national level, featured on podcasts, radio, and worked as a medical contributor for Fox 5 News for 6 years. I hosted a relationship segment called “Ask the Doc” and then a parenting segment called “Ask the Moms”. My first book was released in 2014 “Aging Gracefully and Strong” which became an Amazon Best Seller ranking #1 in its category. I started bodybuilding at 57 years old as a way to cope with my despair of my father’s passing. I worked hard to win 11 titles in amateur bodybuilding and my fitness journey was featured on “The Doctors” last month.

I am an entrepreneur at heart. I started a wine and beverage company that celebrated women empowerment and just sold it! Recently, I started a supplement company with the hope to fund scholarships for the underserved. I awarded the first Silva MD Scholarship in 2021 to a recipient who overcame the challenges of mental illness.

INFLAMMATION, CHRONIC DISEASE, AND ORAL HEALTH – PART 1

CAROL JAHN, RDH, MS

Carol Jahn, RDH, MS has a BS in dental hygiene from the University of Iowa and an MS in Continuing Education from the University of St Francis.  She has been a dental hygienist since 1982. Currently, she is the Director of Professional Relations & Education for  Water Pik, Inc. She lives the Chicago suburbs with her partner, Larry, and their dog Toby.

SYNOPSIS:

80% of adults have at least one chronic condition and 68% have 2 or more. What is the underlying cause of this malady? Chronic inflammation. It has been shown to contribute Alzheimer’s Disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon and pancreatic cancer and more. Oral inflammation is often overlooked as a potential risk factor. This course will explore the link between inflammation, chronic disease, and oral health.
Topics:
•Inflammation
•P. gingivalis, the keystone pathogen
•Biology of chronic inflammation
•Dementia and cognitive decline

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES IN THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:

•Discuss the current scientific perspective on causality and association and how it relates to the oral systemic link
•Discuss the biology and impact of chronic inflammation on health and aging
•Identify the role p.gingivalis and other pathogens play in brain inflammation
•Discuss the research showing how periodontal disease may increase the risk and/or worsen dementias and cognitive decline

 

 

EXCEPTIONAL BASICS

MR. BOB CLARK, CDT, LVIM, FIAPA

PRESENTED BY: WILLIAMS DENTAL LAB

Growing up in Williams Dental Laboratory, by his father’s (Jake Williams) side, Bob Clark was destined to become a lab technician. By age 17, Bob was working for a local dentist as a registered dental assistant by day, and by night, he was fabricating lab work as a certified lab technician.

As Bob Clark’s career began to take off, so too did his educational adventure. He was soaking up every type of dental and lab training available. He learned from Dawson Center, Pankey Institute, Spears Education, and, finally, the Las Vegas Institute. Bob has discovered that a comprehensive understanding of all occlusal philosophies would only allow him a more in-depth relationship with his clients. He would be able to relate; communicate, and deliver the results that they were seeking from Williams Dental Laboratory.

Over the next decade, Bob had completed every clinical and laboratory course offered at Las Vegas Institute for Dental Aesthetics, and he became the first laboratory technician in the world to earn the distinguished LVI Mastership. Word quickly spread that Bob’s work was second to none, and he soon became the favorite ceramist of LVI’s most prestigious dentists from around the world. Bob Clark has since been creating groundbreaking techniques in lab aesthetic dentures, dental ceramics, and digital dentistry. Bob leads an elite team of exceptional LVI trained technicians that deliver results in all areas of cosmetic and functional dentistry.

It speaks volumes that Bob has been asked to complete smile makeovers and full mouth reconstructions with over 150 influential dentists and dental team members. He has created the Williams Dental Lab business model that is based on building lasting relationship with clients; caring, and giving accurate communication. Also, fundamental to the business model is documentation between the clinician and the technician. Finally, Williams Dental Lab wants to exceed the expectations of the patients via efficient management systems within the laboratory.

Bob Clark is a published author, an international lecturer, KOL and consults for manufacturers around the globe that are on the forefront of CAD/CAM dentistry. Bob’s professional memberships and fellowships include American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics, and the Dental Laboratory Association of California.

MAP TALK SPEAKERS

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DERIC IKUTA, DDS, LVIF, FIAPA

Originally from Reedley, CA Dr. Ikuta graduated from high school there then went on to graduate from UC Davis in 2002 and UOP Dental School in 2005. After graduating Dental School, Dr. Ikuta returned to Reedley, where he joined his father Dennis Ikuta’s practice which focuses on treating Tongue Ties, Orthodontics and TMD treatments. Dr. Ikuta took the practice over in 2018 when his father retired from Dentistry. Dr. Ikuta has attended many courses at Las Vegas Institute when he received his Fellowship from LVI in 2009 as well as his IAPA fellowship in 2014.
He resides in Reedley, CA with his family.

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.

RYAN JOUETT, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA, FICOI

Dr. Jouett graduated from Texas A&M University, Class of 2000. After graduation, he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Dentistry, graduating with honors. During his time in dental school at San Antonio, Dr. Jouett performed research in the areas of implant dentistry involving the bone-implant interface, implant and bone healing modalities using bone morphogenic proteins, anti-caries activity of carbamide peroxide, and the use of bone morphogenic proteins in healing of pulpal exposures. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Jouett practiced in Flagstaff, Arizona for two years before moving back home to Texas where he has practiced in College Station/Bryan since 2006. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and in 2020 He received his Mastership from LVI.

 

VAPING UPDATE

CAROL JAHN, RDH, MS

Carol Jahn, RDH, MS has a BS in dental hygiene from the University of Iowa and an MS in Continuing Education from the University of St Francis.  She has been a dental hygienist since 1982. Currently, she is the Director of Professional Relations & Education for  Water Pik, Inc. She lives the Chicago suburbs with her partner, Larry, and their dog Toby.

SYNOPSIS

High school students are more likely to vape than use traditional cigarettes. Flavored products have driven usage and appeal. This update will cover the current status of vaping and FDA regulations as well as overall general and oral health risks.

 

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS LECTURE ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:

1. Discuss the role that flavored products have played in increased usage of vaping products
2. Discuss the role of the FDA in changes to the vaping marketplace, and the impact on usage
3. Identify general and oral health risks associated with vaping.

OSA LECTURE

JOHN PAWLOWICZ, DMD, LVIM, FIAPA

Dr. John Pawlowicz is a 1993 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine and completed a General Practice Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Montefiore Hospital. He has achieved Mastership and Fellowship status with ICCMO (International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics), Fellowship status with LVI (Las Vegas Institute), and is on the Mastership track with the AGD. He has been chosen as a top Dentist in Western Pennsylvania as voted by his peers, and recognized by the IACA for his excellence in smile design. Dr. Pawlowicz is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) where he served as a member of the New Dentist committee, the Pennsylvania Dental Association as a delegate, and alternate delegate. On the Board of Directors of the Western Pennsylvania Dental Society he was Vice President, as well as the past President of the Butler County Dental Society. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), IACA (The International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO). Dr. Pawlowicz is a Featured Speaker and Clinical Instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.

Additionally he speaks nationally for LVI on the topics of OSA, snoring and TMD. He served as a consultant in the area of clinical materials testing for DENTSPLY of America, and lectured on behalf of Kerr Dental Products. Dr. Pawlowicz has also been a guest lecturer for the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine regional speaker’s series. He currently holds a United States patent for a new design in TENS devices and the application of the device with regard to the placement in the Posterior Cervical/Sub-Occipital regions of the head and neck. Dr. Pawlowicz maintains a full-time private practice in Lyndora, Pennsylvania emphasizing aesthetic restorative dentistry, occlusion, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and snoring, non-surgical treatment of TM joint dysfunction and myofacial pain.

He spends his leisure time golfing and as a volunteer coach for his son’s basketball and baseball teams. He and his family regularly volunteer on behalf of Catholic Charities and their home Parish. He lives just north of Pittsburgh with his wife and two children.

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

“DAILY RITUALS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL, HAPPY AND PROFITABLE TEAMS”

ANGELA CAMERON, DDS, LVIF

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

“HEALTHY PATIENTS= HEALTHY PRACTICE. HOW TO LEVERAGE YOUR LASER  TO INCREASE ENROLLMENT & PRODUCTION.”

MR. NICK CLAUSEN

Nick is the founder and owner of Dental Laser Coaching, Director of the Laser Mastery (a Division of Fortune Management) and Chair of the Manufacturing Council for the Academy of Laser Dentistry from which he achieved his Standard & Advanced Proficiency in Laser Dentistry.

Nick’s previous dental experience includes VP of Sales & Marketing for PIPStek (Currently owned by Sonendo), VP of Sales and Marketing for Implant Logistics, and North America Director of Sales & Marketing for HOYA ConBio’s Dental Division.

Nick has his Business Degree from Iowa State University and his MBA from Creighton University. Nick also has certifications in Project Management & eCommerce from Georgia Tech University and completed The Program on Negotiation from Harvard Law School

SYNOPSIS:

A majority of dental practices in the US have a diode Laser and many more are now getting all-tissue Lasers. However, many practices are not optimizing it clinically or getting an ROI. Lasers should NOT be an expense; they are an investment that should yield a 10X return of their cost. This course will focus on how to effectively integrate a Laser into a dental practice. First, we will review some clinical keys the clinicians need to know to make the Laser predictable, safe, conservative, bloodless and pain free. We will do a quick review of some of the easiest and fastest surgical procedures to learn and do with your Laser. Next, we will discuss Lasers in Hygiene and how a hygienist’s role is more than helping treat periodontal infection with a Laser, but also to ‘co-discovering’ and enrolling patients.

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

•Review the Laser efficacy keys so your Laser will perform predictably, efficiently, conservatively & safely.
•Overview 4-5 surgical procedures, that with a few technique secrets, Lasers make faster, easier and predictable.
•Learn how to increase case acceptance of the aforementioned procedures.
•Understand how to leverage Lasers in the Hygiene department to better fight periodontal infection and co-discover and enroll.

TONGUE TIE RELEASE LECTURE

GREG LANE, DMD, LVIF

Dr. Gregory Lane graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1990. In 1992, he completed a general practice residency at the Medical College of Ohio. Following his residency, he stayed on as a Clinical Instructor at the Medical College of Ohio while also practicing general dentistry. Dr. Lane’s family ties brought him back to Pennsylvania in 1993. He started a private practice and again chose to teach while on staff at Westmoreland Hospital’s Dental Clinic.
Over the past 26 years his practice has become centered in cosmetic and physiologic based dentistry, helping patients with TMD. His passion for excellence, continuing education and desire to help the patients who entrust him with their care has led him to LVI. He continues to complete new programs and has recently reviewed Core III and Core IV.
Dr. Lane’s skills include certification in 4 different types of dental lasers. His wife who is a pediatrician appealed to him to help infants with tongue and lip ties that were preventing successful breast feeding. Given his capabilities and laser expertise he knew that he could help these infants. Dr. Lane partnered with a pediatric dentist, Dr. Keith Gjebre in 2016 to form the Laser Center for Pediatric Frenectomies. This partnership has since helped over 500 infants!

DEVELOPING THE PREMIER PHYSIOLOGIC PRACTICE

JOE BARTON, DMD, LVIM, FIAPA

Dr. Barton received his college and doctor of medical dentistry degree from the University of Florida in 1986. Immediately following graduation, he worked as an associate for one year in Jacksonville, Florida. In October of 1987, Dr. Barton opened his solo dental practice in Jacksonville. Following a course taken in 1995 at Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI Global), Dr. Barton slowly began to transition his general dentistry practice into a practice that focused on aesthetic dentistry. Later, in 2001, Dr. Barton built and moved into a brand new office that helped further transition the practice into comprehensive neuromuscular aesthetic dentistry. He is a graduate of and instructor with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). He also has achieved the LVI Mastership award. He teaches dentists from all over the world in the latest treatments for cosmetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction and neuromuscular occlusion. Dr. Barton is affiliated with many dental organizations; AGD, AACD, FDA, ICCMO, as well many local affiliations. He is a frequent speaker to many study groups and associations.

CHONG LEE, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA

CHONG LEE, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA

DR. CHONG LEE is an accomplished professional in every sense of the word and a native of Arlington. Following his 1975 graduation from Yorktown High School, Dr. Lee headed off to Guilford College in Greensboro, NC to become a professional soccer player! It did not take long before Dr. Lee redirected his educational intentions towards a career in dentistry. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and professionally, has focused primarily on the philosophy of optimal care and superb service designed to exceed his patient’s expectations. This level of commitment, as well as his passion for dentistry, led Dr. Lee into the study of physiologic based dentistry; training that considers the importance of a balanced bite with the assurance of successful restorative and cosmetic procedures, including full mouth reconstruction. In the process, Dr. Lee discovered that sleep dentistry is deeply integrated into the study of physiologic based dentistry. Dr. Lee chose Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), a world-renowned post-graduate center for aesthetic and physiologic based dentistry to acquire the skills and training necessary to achieve the highest level of success when treating his patients for physiologic disorders of the jaw and sleep apnea, as well as addressing his patient’s cosmetic needs. At LVI, Dr. Lee serves as a clinical instructor. Finding his life’s work both personally and professionally gratifying, Dr. Lee proudly shares his knowledge and expertise of physiologic based dentistry and sleep dentistry with his fellow colleagues through a number of prestigious venues, including:

● Past President of International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA/IAPA)
● Recipient of Las Vegas Institute Mastership (LVIM); a highly coveted accomplishment by very few dentists across the nation.
● Clinical instructor at LVI (recognized globally as a leading institution for physiologic based dentistry and sleep dentistry)
● Founder of the LVI Study Club of the metropolitan Washington, DC area

ED SUH, DDS, LVIF, FIAPA 

Dr. Suh is fast becoming a recognized name in the field of contemporary dentistry. His down to earth, real life approach to systematically implementing contemporary techniques into the private practice is what has made him highly sought after as a speaker. From esthetic principles to simplifying complex adhesive protocols to streamlined practice management, the topics covered are true to life and have resulted in many success stories across the nation.
Dr. Ed Suh does not have relevant financial relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services related to the content of LVI courses.

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.

 

KEVIN WINTERS, DDS, LVIF, FIAPA

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

MR. JOE DEWEES – LVI DIRECTOR OF TEAM PROGRAMS, CDA

Joseph Dewees was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He started working in dental offices 20 years ago at the age of 17 as a sterilization technician, while also furthering his education at the College of Southern Nevada. Since then he has worn many different hats in dental offices, from Clinical Dental Assistant, Front Office, Office Manager, and Treatment Coordinator. It was 15 years ago he was first introduced to The Las Vegas Institute, which started his passion for Physiologic Dentistry and enjoys helping patients achieve optimal dental and whole body health.

He is now the Director of Team Programs here at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He believes a well trained, empowered team is the key to a successful dental practice, and hopes to help team members unlock their full potential and help them find their passion for dentistry.

In addition he has a second passion for fitness and is a Group Fitness Instructor and enjoys pushing people to reach and exceed their fitness and weight loss goals.

POSTURE & ERGONOMICS: FROM THE TMD PATIENT TO THE DENTIST

DR. ERIENNE BLANCHARD

Dr. Erienne Blanchard, PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT, CFC, Cert. DN

Dr. Erienne Blanchard was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida and takes pride in being a home-grown Gator. Dr. Blanchard graduated from the University of Florida with her Doctorate In 2011. Erienne has always been fascinated and focused on the cervical spine. She received her Craniofacial Certification In 2017 from the University of St. Augustine, which focused on physical therapy for TMD patients. She recently became a Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist In 2021 through the American Physical Therapy Association for advanced knowledge. Her Certificate in Dry Needling allows her to reach tissues with increased specificity. She Is a private practice owner and teaches as an adjunct lecturer for the University of Florida since 2015 focused on Differential Diagnosis for Medical Referral, manual therapy, and manipulation. In her free time, she has run 5 half-marathons, enjoys boating, and being involved with the kids. She enjoys her husband, two children, and their pup as well as the time they spend together outdoors.

SYNOPSIS:

TMD patients may present with headaches and neck pain years prior to their TMD diagnosis. These patients tend to have a postural syndrome and headaches that accompany their pain as well as poor coping mechanisms and have little to no strategies to reduce their pain. The LVI dentist Is equipped to assist with quieting the oral musculature and Improving occlusion. Physical Therapy compliments the LVI treatment by assisting with re-establishing craniocervicomandibular centric by re-establishing proper alignment of the cranium on the cervical spine. Ergonomics during daily tasks Is a significant component of establishing and maintaining the craniocervicomandibular centric relationship and reducing muscle tension into the face. These energy deprivation and poor alignment positions can be seen in the dental community at large due to their unique ergonomic requirements. Physical therapy can help reduce the work positioning stress of the TMD patient as well as the dental office employees. We will discuss the ergonomic needs and changes for the patient and the dental office while assisting with educating regarding the role of physical therapy In TMD treatment.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION IS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:

1. Recognize the signs consistent for referral to Physical Therapy.
2. Discuss what physical therapy is and how it applies to the TMD patient.
3. Adjust their own workspace to reduce strain on their head and neck.

WHAT ARE YOUR DREAMS AND GOALS; IT’S MORE THAN A TRANSITION

MR. ROBERT STANBURY

Specializing exclusively in dental practice transitions across the U.S. since 1997, Robert possesses a thorough knowledge of the complexities involved in the sale or purchase of a dental business. He expertly guides negotiations and understands the intricacies of handling such an important asset. His background and experience in dental practice sales and training with a practice management leader have given him the ability to facilitate smooth transitions, which allow the incoming and outgoing dentists, as well as the patients and staff, to feel comfortable.
In addition to his extensive knowledge of dental practice sales, Robert has developed relationships with a strong network of lenders, attorneys and accountants around the country. Whether his clients are buying, selling or merging a dental practice, Robert provides expert guidance and impeccable service with unparalleled integrity.

SINGLE TOOTH EXTRACTIONS WITH IMMEDIATE IMPLANT PLACEMENT

LEO MALIN , DDS

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

Dr. Malin brings decades of leadership to Implant Logistics. Dr. Malin received his DDS degree from Marquette University in 1991. Since 1993, Dr. Malin has practiced general dentistry in La Crosse, Wisconsin. For more than a decade, his practice has focused solely on surgical and restorative implant dentistry. An industry leader,

Dr. Malin has continually introduced innovative products to the market. In 1997, along with other experts in the fields of radiology and occlusion, Dr. Malin developed occlusion-based implant placement using tomographic imaging and adjustable guides to control implant placement — optimizing bite alignment as part of treatment planning for dental implant treatment. This technique has led to four U.S. patents and provided exceptional clinical implant surgical and restorative results.

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

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

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

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

TMJ DISORDERS AND TM JOING MANAGEMENT IN THE PHYSIOLOGIC PRACTICE

MR. GREG KAMYSZEK, 

PRESENTED BY: BIORESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC. 

Greg Kamyszek has lectured at Dental and Medical Universities around the world and the current CEO of BioRESEARCH Associates Inc. and De Novo Diagnostic Services Inc. He set the world record time for the Ironman™ Triathlon in 1988, and again in 2021 but out of an abundance of humility completed it privately so as not to embarrass any of the other competitors. He brings over 28 years of experiences in biometric diagnostic aids to clinicians and organizations around the world.

He lives by the simple motto “tributa sunt furtum” which was branded onto his chest as a child by his tribal elders. His expertise in the operation and interpretation of objective diagnostic aids for the TMJ, craniofacial muscles, airway and dental occlusion has been profoundly helpful to clinicians of all TMD philosophies. Women want him, and men want to be him. He brings a fresh approach to treatment by focusing on the objective measurement of craniofacial physiology first and making sure that all treatment checkpoints are documented. His birth is celebrated worldwide with feasting and dancing, and he has restraining orders in place against several Victoria Secrets models and Rosie O’Donnell.

SYNOPSIS:

Mr. Kamyszek will discuss an efficient and economical approach to TMJ assessment in the physiologic practice. This approach can enhance the experience and outcome of the patient by allowing you to fine tune the bite and through proper selection of settings for Class IV therapeutic laser therapy.

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

1: Discuss Optimization of TMJ friction in physiologic bite registration
2: Discuss Recognition of inflammation w/in the TMJ
3: Discuss Class IV laser applications for TMJ inflammation, displacement and DJD

LECUTRE TBD

HAMADA MAKARITA,DDS, LVIM, FIAPA, MAGD 

PRESENTED BY: PROTECH DENTAL STUDIO 

Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantology
Board Member- International Association for Comprehensive Aesthetics

Dr. Makarita graduated from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 1988, and maintains a private practice in Oakton, Virginia with an emphasis on aesthetic reconstructive and Neuromuscular dentistry.

Dr. Makarita was awarded Mastership status in the Academy of General Dentistry. He is among an elite group of cosmetic dentists who have achieved Accredited Fellowship status by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (FAACD).

In addition, he has achieved Mastership status with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), where he is a clinical instructor and regional director. His cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry has been featured twice on the cover of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and he has authored clinical articles related to TMD, occlusion, intraoral photography and aesthetic dentistry. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Comprehensive Aesthetics.

 

 

RESTORING IMPLANTS WITHOUT THE USUAL HEADACHES

LEO C. YANG, DDS 

PRESENTED BY: AURUM GROUP

Leo C. Yang, DDS maintains a private practice in Mill Valley, California. He is committed to giving his patients the best quality care by using digital technology to enhance precision, predictability, and patient comfort. Dr. Yang received his DDS degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and additional training and experience through the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program at the University of California, San Francis[1]co and is a fellow with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and a Clinical Advisory Board member for RODO Medical, Inc.

Using a series of lectures based on his own clinical experiences and actual patients, Dr. Leo Yang provides simple and effective techniques for dentists to implement technology with success. He has been using RODO in his Practice for over 8 years.

He lectures locally and internationally on subjects related to CAD-CAM and CBCT technology and RODO.

Always passionate about sharing his real-life experiences with fellow colleagues, Dr. Yang will show us how to achieve a simple and efficient workflow while minimizing mistakes along the way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE GAME-WINNING 3

MR. DAVE DAVLIN

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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