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MCDC 2024

Our Speakers

Barrett Andreasen, DDS

A Crash Course in CBCT Interpretation // CBCT Common Findings – Dentoalveolar

Dr. Barrett Andreasen completed his oral radiology residency at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where he received advanced education in interpreting and evaluating CBCT imaging, panoramic radiographs, and other imaging modalities. Since then, he has provided his expertise to dentists and specialists nationwide. He works closely with specialists in Oral and Craniofacial Surgery, Orofacial Pain, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, and more.

Amber Auger, MPH, RDH

It’s Not You. It’s Your Saliva. // Progressive Periodontal Therapy: A Comprehensive Approach to Periodontal Management

Mary Billings, MS, CCC

PART 1 – Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders: Looking Beyond the Structure // PART 2 – Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders: Looking Beyond the Structure

Mary Billings is a certified speech language pathologist who has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders. She founded her private practice, Billings Speech Pathology Services in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area in 1994. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Oral Motor Institute. She is a Lifetime Member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, active in the American Academy of Private Practitioners in Speech Pathology & Audiology, and the American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry.

Beth Burns, DDS, RYT 200

Yoga Can Help! De-stress. Relieve Pain. Calm Your Mind. // Yoga Can Help! De-stress. Relieve Pain. Calm Your Mind. (repeat)

Dr. Elizabeth Burns practiced dentistry for 30 years. She is a Registered Yoga Instructor and has studied mindfulness and meditation. She has presented courses on yoga, meditation, and stress reduction with a special focus on dental professionals.

Ashley Clark, DDS

The Well-Loved Mouth: Oral Manifestations of Sexually Transmitted Infections // Common Oral Pathology

Dr. Ashley Clark is a board-certified oral pathologist currently serving as the Vice President of CAMP Laboratory in Indianapolis, Indiana after a nearly decade-long career serving as an oral pathologist in academia. She is on the Professional Board for Oral Cancer Cause and Digital Dental Notes and the Advisory Board for General Dentistry.

David Clark, DDS

The Great Tooth Killer: Cracked Teeth Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment // Modern Monolithic Injection Molded Composite Dentistry: Concepts-Materials-Instruments-Techniques Hands-on Workshop

Marianna Evans, DMD

Innovations in Non-surgical Maxillary Expansion in Adults to Solve Restorative Challenges

Dr. Marianna Evans is board certified dual specialist in Orthodontics and Periodontics practicing in the Greater Philadelphia area. She is the founder of Infinity Dental Specialists, an interdisciplinary practice focusing on orofacial development, periodontal, and airway health. She received her DMD and specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Evans divides her time between her busy practice, teaching, and conducting research on the relationship between oral and systemic health.

Joseph A. Giovannitti, Jr., DMD

Procedures for Enteral and Parenteral Moderate Sedation and Emergency Management: From the Ridiculous to the Sublime // Real-Life Morbidity and Mortality Case Discussions

Dr. Joseph Giovannitti is a dentist anesthesiologist and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Dental Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He previously was the Chair of the Department and the Anesthesia Director of the School’s Center for Patients with Special Needs.  He is the recipient of the Leonard M. Monheim Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists for outstanding contributions to the discipline of anesthesiology benefiting the dental profession

Dilaine Gloege, CDA, CPC

Navigating the Complexities of Medicare and Coordination of Benefits // Mastering the Art of Dental Coding & Documentation: Up Your Storytelling Game for Optimal Reimbursement

Lou Graham, DDS

Diagnostically Driven Dentistry: What’s the reasonable thing to do? // Geriatric Dentistry: The Fastest Growing Demographic in Dentistry

For the past 35+ years, Dr. Lou Graham has practiced dentistry in Chicago, Illinois. As dentistry evolved throughout his career, he remained at the cutting edge and incorporated many of these changes into both his multi-group specialty practice and his clinical courses. Dr. Graham is the founder of Catapult Education, now composed of 30+ speakers including clinical evaluators of the latest dental products and technologies with over 35,000 education subscribers.

Theresa Groody, DHSc, EFDA, CDA

Mastering the Matrix: A Workshop for Novice Dental Assistants // Hands-on Workshop for EFDAs on Direct Composites: Sharing our Solutions and Struggles

Ankur A Gupta, DDS

1 Year to a Streamlined, Productive, Cutting-edge Implant Practice // 1 Year to a Streamlined, Productive, Cutting-edge Implant Practice Hands-on Workshop

Dr. Ankur Gupta graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2004. In 2005, he and his partner Dr. Nisha Gupta started North Ridgeville Family Dentistry. In addition to founding North Ridgeville Family Dentistry, Dr. Gupta is a member of the American Dental Association, Greater Cleveland Dental Society, Ohio Dental Association, ADA Success Speaker Corp, and an active board member and speaker for Catapult Education’s Speaker Bureau. Dr. Gupta is an AGD/PACE-certified.

Anissa Holmes, DMD

Increasing Profits Through the Circle of Focus // Delivering the WOW: The Secrets to Practice Success

With a passion for transforming the face of dental education, Dr. Anissa Holmes has established herself as a leading expert in coaching and presentations. Her exceptional skills have earned her numerous invitations to keynote at prominent events like AACD, contribute to dental publications like Dental Economics, and present at top dental meetings and societies.

Chelsea Homire, CDA, EFDA

Introduction to Dental 3D Printing – Grasping Processes, Potentialities, Material Choices and In-House Laboratory Requirements // Introduction to Applied 3D Printing – Fundamental Aspects Every Office Personnel Should Be Acquainted With // Post Processing 3D Prints for the In-House Dental Lab

Mark E. Hyman, DDS

A Day in the Life of Top Gun Dental Teams // The Grand Slam: Early Years of Private Practice // Predictable Full Arch and Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Mark Kleive, DDS

Artistry and Efficiency with Composite Restorations Hands-on Workshop // Bite Splints in Restorative Practice Hands-on Workshop

Kevin Kwiecien, DMD, MS

Every Case is a Big Case // Health-centered Dentistry in the Digital Age

David Landwehr, DDS, MS

The Ultimate Root to Crown Solution Lecture // The Ultimate Root to Crown Solution Hands-on Workshop

Richard Lipscomb, Jr., DDS

Clinical Techniques and Materials They Don’t Teach in Dental School // This Crown Doesn’t Fit: What the Lab Needs to Make Flawless C+B Cases

Bruce McFarlane, DMD, BScD, MCID

The Mixed Dentition: The Best Time to Create Dramatic Orthodontic and Orthopedic Change // Good to Great: Utilizing Orthodontics to Enhance Cosmetic and Prosthetic Dentistry Outcomes

Dr. Bruce McFarlane is a distinguished orthodontist, educator, and mentor. Graduating from the University of Manitoba in 1984 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science, he then obtained his master’s degree in Orthodontics from the University of Western Ontario in 1992. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and an American Board-Certified Specialist in Orthodontics. For the last 29 years, he has been in private practice in Manitoba, Ontario, and California.

Gigi Meinecke, RN, DMD

The Complete Face: Botox Live Patient Training Course

David R. Rice, DDS

Smile Design: The 7 Deadly Sins // Is Everyone Smiling But You?

CEO and Founder of the nation’s largest student and new-dentist community, igniteDDS, David R. Rice, DDS travels the world speaking, writing, and connecting today’s top young dentists with tomorrow’s most successful dental practices. In addition to igniteDDS, David is the Chief Editor of DentistryIQ and leads a team-centered, restorative, and implant practice in East Amherst, NY. With 28 years of practice in the books, he’s trained at The Pankey Institute, The Dawson Academy, Spear, and most prolifically at the school of hard knocks.

Mario F. Romero, DDS

The Highly Esthetic Direct Restorative Practice // The Highly Esthetic Direct Restorative Practice Hands-on Workshop

Dr. Mario Romero is a 1995 graduate from the University of Guayaquil School of Dentistry in his native country of Ecuador. He completed a two-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health where he was granted the Handleman Award for Excellence. Currently he is the owner of Dentistry180, a comprehensive restorative practice in beautiful Sarasota, Florida.

Joshua Scott

Marketing Your Story // The $3M Startup

Joshua Scott is a marketing speaker and fractional CMO who has spent the last 23 years in the dental industry. He is the owner and CEO of Studio EightyEight – Dentistry’s Story-Driven Marketing Agency.  Recently named as the Top Healthcare Marketing Agency in the United States by Healthcare Business Review, their mission is to create more authentic marketing by telling better stories. 

Janet Simpson, RDA

RAD REFRESHER // RAD Hands-on Workshop

Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH, CDIPC

Would You Pass an Infection Control Audit? // Sustaining Implant Health: The Significance of Maintenance in Achieving Long-Term Success

Joy Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc

Sensitive Teeth, Sensible Solutions: Managing Dentinal Hypersensitivity // Instrumentation Reloaded: Hands-On Edition

John Zalesky, DMD, MBS

Re-Thinking Oral Rehabilitation: Successful Treatment of Edentulism with a Digitally Driven Twist // Re-Thinking Oral Rehabilitation: The Clinical Journey of Implant Overdentures Hands-on Workshop