Vishtasb Broumand, DMD, MD
Dr. Broumand served as Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery in the University of Miami School of Medicine Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Miami, FL from 2005 to 2006, and was in private practice from 2006 to 2012. Upon his full time return to the University of Miami, Dr. Broumand served as Associate Professor in the University of Miami School of Medicine Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from May 2012 to October 2014 and is an adjunct faculty at the University of Florida College Dentistry Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since July 2010.
Marina Caponigro, MDT, EFDA, BEd
Marina Caponigro has 30 years of combined experience and education in dental technology and dental assisting in Prosthodontics, Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. She is a Clinical Master Dental Technician and a certified member of the Digital Smile Design team. Ms. Caponigro has more than 1,000 CE hours in Clinical Dentistry and Dental Technology in the United States and Europe, and is trained by some of the world’s leading clinicians and technicians. She also manages and operates a dental laboratory in Powell, Ohio, InfiniteSmiles, with Dr. Neal Patel, DDS. Ms. Caponigro is ready to share knowledge and experience of dental technology with dental assistants who are determined to take their dental assistant profession to the next level, enriching it with skills in dental technology.
John C. Cranham, D.D.S.
John C. Cranham, D.D.S. has an aesthetic oriented practice in Chesapeake, Virginia where he lives with his wife and three children. An honors graduate of the Medical College of Virginia in 1988, Dr. Cranham maintains a strong relationship with his alma mater as an Associate Clinical Professor, teaching in the AEGD program. Additionally he was appointed to serve for two years on the school's Board of Advisors.
Dr. Cranham is an internationally recognized speaker on the Esthetic Principles of Smile Design, Contemporary Occlusal Concepts, Laboratory Communication, and Happiness and Fulfillment in Dentistry. Dr. Cranham has founded PRE (Predictable Restorative Excellence) Seminars, which provide lecture, mobile hands-on programs, and intensive 2-3 day hands-on experiences at his office in Chesapeake, Virginia. A published author, Dr. Cranham has a strong commitment to developing sound restorative and cosmetic dentistry educational programs that exceed the needs of today's dental professional.
Mark Donaldson, BSP, PHARMD, FASHP, FACHE
Mark Donaldson, BSP, PHARMD, FASHP, FACHE received his baccalaureate degree from the University of British Columbia and his Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Washington. He further completed a residency at Vancouver General Hospital, and is the current Director of Pharmaceutical Services at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell, Montana.
Dr. Donaldson is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula, and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Donaldson has a special interest in dental pharmacology and has lectured internationally on a number of related topics for both dental and medical practitioners. He has been a primary author and investigator for the National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.) Consensus Development Committee to define the guidelines for enteral sedation in the United States, as well as an invited expert to compose a whitepaper on Enteral Conscious Sedation for the Academy of General Dentistry (A.G.D.). He is currently a reviewer for the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy and General Dentistry, and sits on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).
Jason Goodchild, D.D.S.
Jason H. Goodchild, DMD is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He received his dental training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he still holds a Speakers position as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine. As part of his training and service in the Department of Oral Medicine he was educated in enteral sedation and completed numerous cases at the dental school at the Hospital of the University of the University of Pennsylvania. As a part of his speaking duties he treats patients with complex medical histories, and oversees students and residents.
He is also Assistant Professor and Director of the Division of Oral Diagnosis in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the New Jersey Dental School. He teaches the next generation of dentists excellence in patient care, and introduces the concepts of enteral sedation to fourth-year dental students in the classroom. He is currently studying for his Masters of Dental Science degree and has research underway looking at new enteral sedation medications.
Dr. Goodchild has published numerous articles and spoken to many state dental boards on the topic of enteral sedation dentistry. He has been as invited speaker for the Academy of General Dentistry and American Association for Dental Examiners. He is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Dental Association and Quintessence International. He has also served as a grant reviewer for the National Institute of Health.
Ronald Jackson, DDS, FAGD, FAACD.
Dr. Ron Jackson is a 1972 graduate of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. He has published many articles on aesthetic and adhesive dentistry, and has lectured extensively across the United States and abroad. Dr. Jackson has presented at all major U.S. scientific conferences as well as to Esthetic Academies in Europe, Asia and South America. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, and is Director of the Advanced Adhesive Aesthetic Dentistry and Anterior Direct Resin programs at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Jackson maintains a private practice in Middleburg, Virginia, emphasizing comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
James Kohner, D.D.S
Dr. Kohner is a leading specialist in the periodontal world of dental health. He is an expert in the management of periodontal infection using non-surgical methods, as well as being current on the latest procedures related to surgical therapy. He has presented at the American Academy of Periodontology meetings for many years and presented lectures at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He is a current member of both the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology, plus is a professional member of the National Speakers Association. With over 35 years in private practice and more than 20 years teaching, Dr. Kohner has the experience to make his courses meaningful. If your goal is to learn what it takes to deliver new procedures to your patients, then his programs will give you the information you need.
Jack Krauser, DMD
Jack T. Krauser DMD graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and completed advanced training in Periodontics at Boston University. His private practice is in Palm Beach County Florida. He has authored several peer reviewed journal articles, several textbook chapters and co-authored a popular text: "Dental Implants: The Art and Science,” which has been published in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German and Mandarin Chinese. An updated edition will soon be available. Dr. Krauser is an esteemed member of many organizations and has achieved Fellow Status in the Academy of Osseointegration and Diplomate of the ICOI. He has lectured on six continents and enjoys interacting with his audience.
Richard A. Litt, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Richard A. Litt received his D.D.S. degree in 1965 from the University of Detroit, and his Master’s degree and certificate in Orthodontics from Northwestern University in 1969. Dr. Litt was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Detroit from 1969-80, and Clinical Professor and Director of Postdoctoral Orthodontics at the University of California, San Francisco from 1980-86.
Having received numerous accolades and awards, Dr. Litt has published many articles and is recognized as one of the most dynamic educators and clinicians in orthodontic education today. Dr. Litt has served as Clinical Director of Orthodontics for the Pediatric Dental Residency of Children's Hospital of Michigan, and he currently maintains orthodontic specialty practices in Southfield and Livonia, Michigan.
Michael Miyasaki, D.D.S
Dr. Michael A. Miyasaki graduated from the University of Southern California Dental School in 1987 and maintains a fee-for-service private practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. He enjoys focusing on comprehensive dentistry and TMD treatment and attempts to utilize the most conservative treatments, including orthodontics and no-prep restorations. Dr. Miyasaki lectures and publishes internationally and also serves as an evaluator of dental products for many dental manufacturing companies. Dr. Miyasaki has taught for nineteen years, twelve of which included live-patient treatment courses giving him a unique perspective on dental education and the profession.
Neal Patel DDS
Dr. Neal Patel served as Implant Prosthodontic Fellow at The Ohio State University, where he helped establish many of the techniques and protocols for Digital Implantology and Prosthetics. He then went on to specialized study with renowned experts in the U.S and abroad. He has created an all-digital private practice, utilizing technology in every aspect to improve patient care and clinical results.
Stephen Poss, D.D.S
Dr. Poss graduated from the University of Tennessee College Of Dentistry in 1983. For the past 10 years Dr. Poss has directed numerous live patient and hands-on courses at various teaching institutes and is also on the editorial team of the Reality publishing. Dr. Poss lectures nationally and internationally on esthetic dentistry and TMD. He is an active consultant to several dental manufacturers in the area of new product development and refinement. He has had numerous articles published in a majority of the leading dental journals. Dr. Poss maintains a cosmetic oriented restorative practice in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Rhys Spoor, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
Rhys Spoor DDS, FAGD, is an international expert in aesthetic and restorative dentistry. A graduate from the University of Washington in 1983, he is a past Affiliate Associate Professor of the UW Dental School, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. This accreditation is granted after a rigorous exam and presentation of aesthetic clinical skills. Dr. Spoor is one of an elite group of dentists who have achieved this accredited professional status. His peers have also voted Dr. Spoor into The Best Dentists in America, a publication of leading dentists.
Since 1987, Dr. Spoor has had the privilege of instructing other dentists in the United States, Canada, and abroad. A recognized expert in dental and portrait photography, Dr. Spoor teaches advanced clinical programs to practicing dentists in aesthetics and occlusion through his office in Seattle, and he continues to be sought out lecturer in the dental profession for his artistic abilities, creativity, and technical expertise for both cosmetic and restorative dentistry.