CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION AND ALUMNI AFFAIRS

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CDEmobile and CDEonDemand are free presentations that allow the dental professional to view the content and be able to receive credit. These presentations are high definition, entertaining, state of the art advanced animation technology video presentations which allow users to select and watch/listen to internet/streaming continuing education video content available 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.

CDEonMobile (All courses in this category were reviewed on 9/1/2014. Courses will expire 8/31/2017.)
CDEmobile provides video content on different dental topics for FREE! The course content are designed to work on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android-based mobile phones and devices: http://cdemobile.uthscsa.edu

CDEonDemand (All courses in this category were reviewed on 9/1/2014. Courses will expire 8/31/2017.)
CDE on Demand are 1-hour video presentations which allow users to select and watch/listen to internet/streaming continuing education video content for FREE using your computer (desktop or laptop) available 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week: http://cdeondemand.uthscsa.edu

Video Streaming, Interactive Web Courses, and Testing Center courses allow the dental professional to view a majority of the content in 1 hour, 1.5 hour and 2 hour segments and be able to receive credit.
We also offer continuum courses which may require multiple lectures that meet specific requirements for certifications. These presentations are high definition, entertaining, state of the art advanced animation technology video presentations which allow users to select and watch/listen to internet/streaming continuing education video content available 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.

Video Streaming (All courses in this category were reviewed on 9/1/2014. Courses will expire 8/31/2017.)
These presentations are produced at the Massad Center for Higher Learning, state of the art film studio, or are provided by our Partners in Education after a peer review process based on UTHSCSA standards. http://cdestream.uthscsa.edu

Interactive Web Courses
(All courses in this category were reviewed on 9/1/2014. Courses will expire 8/31/2017.)
Modern version of the correspondence courses from the past, some courses are available in video-streaming format, they will be noted. Via the Internet/World Wide Web (WWW), you may review this material in your office or home at your leisure; and receive continuing education credit at the same time! http://icourses.uthscsa.edu

Testing Center (All courses in this category were reviewed on 9/1/2014. Courses will expire 8/31/2017.)
This testing site has been developed to allow the dental professional to take a short quiz and receive ce credits after viewing or reading dental material that has been made available through the Office of Continuing Dental Education at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School.
http://testingcenter.uthscsa.edu

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Upon checking the “Question & Answer” button a pop-up window will appear indicating the current course and section, an empty box to enter the question, “Your assigned code” box, and “Type your assigned code” box. After the registrant enters their question and their assigned code they will click on submit. Immediately they will receive an email with the following message:

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Your question will be e-mailed to smile@uthscsa.edu and will automatically download to the online database. From smile@uthscsa.edu a CDE Staff member will forward the question to the appropriate speaker. The speaker will respond back to smile@uthscsa.edu with the answer. The CDE staff member will copy and paste the answer to the online database and from this database will send the answer to the participant. Once the answer has been sent, automatically the profile will be flagged that the answer was forwarded to the participant. A notification will be sent to CDE that the e-mail has been successfully sent. The registrant will receive an e-mail reply with a copy of the question and the answer from the speaker. The Office of Continuing Dental Education will have the option to post the question and answer on the website for others to view.

At the completion of each course, all participants will be required to complete a course evaluation. Please be aware once you decide to take the exam you will be denied any further access to the course material.

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. UTHSCSA designates the number of credit hours for each course individually. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.

 

THE PRESENTERS

Peggy Putnam Alexander, D.D.S., M.P.H.,
received her DDS degree from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in 1981. Having received a certificate in Dental Hygiene from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1957 and a B.S. degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, in 1960, she had worked continuously, while raising a family, in the field of dentistry as a dental hygienist before returning to dental school.

Guy Huynh-Ba, D.D.S., M.S.,
received his DDS in 1999 at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He completed his residency in Periodontics in 2005 at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Dr. Huynh-Ba received his Swiss and European board certifications in Periodontics in 2007 and his Master‘s degree in Periodontics in 2008. Before coming to San Antonio, he was a full-time Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut Heath Center (UCHC) in the Division of Periodontology, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences and at the University of Bern, Switzerland in the Department of Periodontology and Fixed Prosthodontics. Dr. Huynh-Ba is currently a full-time Associate Professor/Clinical in the department of Periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) which he joined in 2009.

Ronald M. Baggott, C.D.T., M.A.A.I.P.,
is the ERA Product Manager for Sterngold Dental. He is a graduate of the Dental Technology Institute of Orange, CA and Orange Coast College Dental Technology Programs. Ron is a Certified Dental Technician and also received his Mastership from the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics Technology and is a Fellow of the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics. Ron has done numerous presentations for Dentist and Laboratory study groups through the US and International locations.

Jose F. Cortes-Botello, D.D.S.,
graduated Summa Cum Laude from Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico Dental School in 2003. Subsequently, he graduated from the Fixed Prosthodontics Fellowship at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) in 2004. In 2008, Dr. Cortes-Botello graduated from the Prosthodontics Postgraduate Program at the University of Rochester, New York. In 2009 he was awarded the Surgical “Graser Implant Fellowship” at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester, New York, to continue his surgical training on Implant Dentistry. Dr. Cortes-Botello is the Editor, Chair of the Membership Committee and Executive Council Member for the American Prosthodontic Society. In 2010, Dr. Cortes-Botello was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of the Prosthodontics Department at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas. He lectures nationally and Internationally on several Prosthodontic, Oral Rehabilitation and Implant Surgery topics. Dr. Cortes-Botello has been recognized for his labor with the International Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Federico Brugnami, D.D.S.,
obtained his dental degree from “La Sapienza”University of Rome in 1991 Magna Cum Laude and received a certificate in Periodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1995. Following his residency, Dr. Brugnami received the Young Investigator Fellowship Award from The American Academy of Periodontology in 1996. He was Clinical Instructor at the Department of Periodontics at Tufts University, Boston and a Diplomate of The American Board of Periodontology. Currently, Dr. Brugnami is a visiting lecturer Department of Periodontics Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL and he maintains a private practice, in Rome, Italy limited to periodontics and implant dentistry.

Jeff Burgess, D.D.S., M.S.D.,
received his DDS from the University of Washington school of Dentistry, Seattle, and his MSD in Oral Medicine from the University of Washington. He completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology and the University of Washington Medical Center, and served 15 years as a Consultant/Attending at the Medical Center Pain Center. He practiced general dentistry for 10 years and was a Research and Clinical Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine for 15 years. In addition, he had a private practice in Oral Medicine for 18 years. He has been the co-investigator on numerous studies and authored and co-authored multiple chapters in Medical and Dental texts and articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Alfonso Caiazzo, D.D.S.,
received his dental degree from the University of Naples, Italy and his Oral & Maxillofacial surgery residency training at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in Boston, USA from 1993-1997. Currently he is an Clinical instructor at Tufts in the department of oral surgery and maintains a private practice, Salerno, Italy limited to oral surgery and implant dentistry.

Lina M. Cardenas, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.,
is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. She graduated first in her dental class with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery at CES University in Colombia. After practicing 3 years as a general dentist, Dr. Cardenas decided to pursue specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry. She traveled to Nagasaki University and received a combined degree in Pediatric Dentistry with a PhD in Dental Science. Following that, she completed a combined three year specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry with a Master of Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the most respected programs in the United States. Dr. Cardenas obtained her second dental degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Cardenas was a faculty member at UTHSCSA and also served as Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health at the University of Tennessee.

Peter Cathro, B.D.S., M.D.S.,
upon completion of his MDS in Endodontics (Otago), Dr. Cathro practiced in a full time specialist clinic in Melbourne and then in Auckland. He later took a position as a Senior Lecturer at Otago University (New Zealand). He is past president of the NZ Endodontic Society and past editor of the NZ Endodontic Journal. In addition to teaching undergraduates and post-graduates, Peter has lectured extensively internationally and given numerous endodontic hands-on courses throughout New Zealand, Australia and Asia. Peter is currently Head of Discipline (Endodontics) at The University of Adelaide (Australia), with a research interest in endodontic biofilms and lasers. He also maintains an Endodontic private practice.

Burney Croll, D.M.D.,
obtained his dental degree from SUNY at Buffalo. He completed a two-year prosthodontic program at Tufts University in 1972. Burney enjoys private prosthodontic practice in New York City, where he is dedicated to providing quality care for his patients. He directs a full laboratory on the premises which includes ceramists and technicians.Dr. Croll has been a guest lecturer in the postgraduate Prosthodontic programs at Columbia University, New York University, and at the University of Pennsylvania and has provided continuing education internationally. He is a member of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, the Northeast Gnathologic Society – of which he is the current president-the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the American College of Prosthodontists. He is active as member of the Advisory Board to the Department of Restorative Dentistry at New York City College of Technology.

Allan Deutsch, D.M.D.,
received his dental degree in 1973 from Tufts University Dental School, and completed his post-graduate studies with an internship at the French and Polyclinic Hospital (1973-1974) and endodontic specialty program (1974-1976) at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Deutsch is a member of many professional associations including the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Sigma Xi Research Society, the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, and the American Society of Lasers and Advanced Technologies in Dentistry. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentistry (FACD). He is also assistant clinical professor of endodontics at Columbia School of Dental Medicine.

Richard B. Drake, D.D.S.,
received his D.D.S. degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in 1989. He maintained a private practice in general dentistry from 1990 to 2001 and currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Dental Diagnostic Science at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

He is the founder of Dental Sleep Medicine Associates of San Antonio, a private practice devoted solely to the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Drake is also a member of the University’s Center for Dental Sleep Medicine. A member of numerous professional organizations, Dr. Drake is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Board of Directors of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, credentialed by the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

James M. Duncan, D.D.S.,
received his dental degree from St. Louis University Dental School. He then completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Parkland Hospital, in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Duncan maintained a private practice limited to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in San Antonio, TX for 40 years. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

James T. Ellison, C.D.T.,
has a Bachelors Degree in Biology and an Associates Degree in Chemical Technology. He earned the title of Certified Dental Technician during 20 years of at-the-bench experience in all phases of dental technology. In addition to a year as Director of Technical Services for Belle de St. Claire, he has spent the past twenty-three years with Sterngold as the head of the technical and educational departments and is also in charge of product development. Jim has authored numerous articles on attachments, implants, milling, and the proper use of dental alloys. He is the author of the Sterngold Procedure Manual and is a contributing author to Dr. Hamid Shafie’s book, Clinical &Laboratory Manual of Implant Overdentures. He has designed several attachments, including the ERA, and holds a patent on the ERA Implant. Jim has presented to both dental laboratory and dentist groups throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America. He has taught the popular attachment, implant, and milling courses at Sterngold as well as advanced waxing courses. Jim's present position is Director of Technical and Educational Services for Sterngold.

Catalina Méndez de la Espriella, DDS,
received her dental degree at the Odontóloga Colegio Odontológico, Colombia and her Especialista en Endodoncia Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Endodontic Certificate. She is a Professor of Endodontics, Postgraduate Endodontics program at the Pontificia University Javeriana, Bogota and has an active private practice limited to endodontics in Bogota, Colombia.

Stephan Fickl, D.D.S.,
received his dental degree at the University of Erlangen in Germany in 2003. He completed his doctoral thesis in 2004. From 2004-2007, Dr. Fickl continued his post-graduate education in periodontology and implant dentistry at the Institute of Periodontology and Implantology (IPI), Munich, Germany. From 2007 through 2009, Dr. Fickl joined the NYU College of Dentistry’s Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (chaired by Dr. Tarnow) as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Fickl returned to Germany and has been Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontology, University of Wuerzburg, Germany since 2009. He earned Habilitation 2011. Habilitation is the highest academic qualification a scholar can achieve by his or her own pursuit in Europe or Asia. Earned after obtaining a research doctorate, such as a PhD, habilitation requires the candidate to write a professorial thesis based on independent scholarship, reviewed by and defended before an academic committee in a process similar to that for the doctoral dissertation. However, the level of scholarship has to be considerably higher than that required for a research doctoral (PhD) thesis in terms of quality and quantity, and must be accomplished independently, in contrast with a PhD dissertation typically directed or guided by a faculty supervisor.

James B. Fine, D.M.D.,
is the Associate Dean of Postdoctoral Programs, Professor of Clinical Dentistry with tenure of title, the Director of the Postdoctoral Program in Periodontics at Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine and Attending Dental Surgeon on the Presbyterian Hospital Dental Service. He has been on the faculty of the College of Dental Medicine for over 20 years. He has participated extensively in the educational program, teaching dental students and postdoctoral students. Dr. Fine is the elected chairman of the college’s Curriculum Committee and the chairman of the Postdoctoral Education Committee. He is currently the course director of numerous courses in Postdoctoral Periodontics program. Over the years he has redesigned parts of the pre-doctoral curriculum in periodontics.

Richard S. Finlayson, D.D.S.,
received his dental training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dental Branch in 1975. He entered the Air Force that year for a GPR and later completed training in Periodontics at Wilford Hall Medical Center in 1984 and received his Board Certification in Periodontics in 1987. During his 23 year Air Force career he has lectured both locally and internationally on various topics as well as teaching at the graduate level in GPR programs as well as for the Air Forces largest residency program in General Dentistry. Following retirement in 1999, he worked as a contract Periodontist for a number of clinics in the San Antonio area as well as working part time at UT Health Science Center in the GPR/AEGD program. Currently, Dr. Finlayson is with the Department of Periodontics. Currently he is 80% teaching in the Graduate Periodontics program at UTHSCSA while continuing his private practice endeavors. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry as well as having received the 2009 Outstanding Educators Award from the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Finlayson is a native of San Antonio, TX.

Jonathan Fu, D.D.S.,
received his D.D.S. degree at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Fu graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a B.S. in Biological Science. He continued his dental training by completing a one-year AEGD residency through Lutheran Medical Center at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center in Oahu, Hawaii. While there, he practiced general dentistry and served as adjunct faculty for the AEGD program. Currently, Dr. Fu is a second year Endodontic Resident at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Graziano Giglio, D.D.S.,
received his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1987. His postgraduate training in prosthodontics was completed in 1990, also at New York University. Dr. Giglio became a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics in 1992. He is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, the American College of Dentists, the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, the Northeastern Gnathological Society, and the New York Academy of Dentistry. Dr. Giglio is an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration and of dentistry’s national honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He also serves on the board and committees of many dental academies and organizations. Currently, he is President of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. Dr. Giglio is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Director of Fixed Prosthodontics in the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry.

Brett E. Gilbert. D.D.S.,
received his D.D.S. and Certificate of Endodontics from the University of Maryland. Brett has a private practice limited to Endodontics in Niles, Illinois. He is currently on faculty in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry and on staff at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Gilbert lectures nationally and internationally on clinical endodontics. Dr. Gilbert is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

Charles J. Goodacre, D.D.S.,
received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1971. He completed a three year combined program in Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at Indiana University School of Dentistry and in 1974 earned his MSD degree. He began full-time teaching at Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1974 and has three times received awards from senior dental classes as the outstanding clinical instructor or outstanding lecturer. He received the Educator of the Year Award from the American College of Prosthodontists in 2003, The George H. Moulton Award from the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics in 2005, The Jerome M. and Dorothy Schweitzer Research Award from the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics in 2007, and The William J. Gies Award in 2008 from the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) for Outstanding Innovation as a Dental Educator.

Lori Grant, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.,
was awarded her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Texas Tech University in 1986 and a Master’s of Education degree in Nutrition Education from The University of Cincinnati in 1990. She completed her dietetic internship at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio in 1992. She is currently a clinical instructor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and has taught nutrition courses in the UTHSCSA Dental School and served as a preceptor to Dietetic Interns. Over her career she has worked in a variety of clinical settings and in the community with adult and pediatric patients; and has been an invited speaker at state, national and international conferences.

David M. Grogan, D.D.S., M.S.D.,
graduated from the Baylor College of Dentistry in 1981. He continued his postgraduate training and received his Certificate and MSD degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1986. Dr. Grogan also earned a MS degree in Histology at Baylor in 1978. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pharmacology at the Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center in Dallas, Texas

Steven P. Hackmyer, D.D.S.,
earned his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry. He completed a residency in Pedodontics at Brookdale Hospital University Medical Center in Brooklyn; New York. He is currently, Associate Professor and Chair Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health, at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Chief of Pediatric Dentistry, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital Memphis; TN. Prior to his current position Dr. Hackmyer was full time faculty here at UTHSCSA. Dr. Hackmyer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Fellow of the International College of Dentists. Dr. Hackmyer has been an invited speaker at local and national professional meetings.


Peggy Hernandez, R.D.A., C.D.A., is a Dental Assistant Graduate from San Antonio College of Medical and Dental Assistants.  She earned vast experience in multiple aspects of the dental assisting field. Mrs. Hernandez is currently the Dental Assistant Program Director at Brightwood College where she teaches and enjoys working with students. She acquired her work life experience in the dental field through employment in several private practices, dental organizations/groups and instructing at local colleges throughout San Antonio. Mrs. Hernandez dental expertise includes: General Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Pediatrics, Oral surgery, Clinical and Office Administration.  Mrs. Hernandez is a 2012 graduate from Kaplan University where she earned her degree in Human Services. She attained her CDA, RDA, and Nitrous Oxide Certifications through Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. She is a registered Allied Health Instructor through American Medical Technology, and maintains her instructor CPR certification through American Heart Association, training professionals throughout the community.

Michaell A. Huber, D.D.S.,
received his dental degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in 1980. He continued with postgraduate training in Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology at the National Naval Dental Center, Bethesda, Maryland in 1986 and received a Certificate in Oral Medicine in 1988. Upon his retirement from the United States Navy in 2002, he joined the faculty in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School.

Arthur H. Jeske, D.M.D., Ph.D.,
received his dental training at Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine in 1978. He joined the faculty of the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston the same year, later serving as Chair of the Department of Dental Pharmacology (1987-1993) and, subsequently, Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials.

Robert P. Langlais, D.D.S., M.S.,
graduated from McGill University Dental School in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1967, and he subsequently completed a one-year pediatric dentistry externship in British Columbia. Dr. Langlais then established his own practice in general dentistry for a brief time. In 1973, he attended Indiana University and obtained his Master of Science degree with advanced training in oral diagnosis, oral medicine and dental radiology. Currently, Dr. Langlais is a Professor for the Graduate Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

David A. Little, D.D.S.,
received his dental degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in 1984. His private practice in San Antonio, Texas focuses on cosmetic and full mouth restorations including restoring dental implants. Dr. Little’s approach to dentistry began quite simply as a vision for merging conservatism and progressiveness in a practice that focuses on total patient care through a team concept. The vision included designing and building an office that would offer complete dental care under one roof. An orthodontist, an oral surgeon, a periodontist, and a dentist providing endodontic therapy with an on-site lab - all work in close proximity for efficiency and for the convenience of the patient. In addition to his practice, Dr. Little is co-founder of two companies which complement his expansive vision for dentistry. One is Dental Team Concepts, a continuing education company whose programs use interactive formats to integrate proven dentistry with 21st century materials and techniques

Ernest B. Luce, D.D.S.,
received his DDS degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1985. In June of 1986, he completed a one year General Practice Residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Upon completion of the residency, Dr. Luce joined the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Currently, he is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Health Science Center, and he also maintains a part time private practice in general dentistry in San Antonio.

Evan Lynn, D.D.S.,
graduated from SUNY Stony Brook College of Dentistry in 2000. He completed the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics at New York University College of Dentistry in 2005. In addition to his endodontic training, Dr. Lynn completed a two-year fellowship in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry in 2007. Dr. Lynn served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University Department of Endodontics from 2005- 2011 and is presently a Clinical Attending at Lutheran Medical Center, Department of Endodontics. Dr. Lynn has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. Because of his dual training, he is a widely sought after speaker, having already presented programs at fifteen Post Graduate Endodontic Programs and at the American Association of Endodontists Annual Meeting. Dr. Lynn lectures on several topics including treatment planning, endodontic treatment, and when it is time to remove a tooth and insert an implant.

Jeffrey C. Mabry, D.D.S., M.S.,
obtain his dental degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 1980. Dr. (Col Mabry) retired from the USAF in October, 2006. During his last USAF tour, he served as the Chairman, Pediatric Dentistry, 59th Dental Squadron, 59th Aeromedical Dental Group, Lackland AFB, TX. He was also serving as the Chief Military Consultant to the USAF Surgeon General for Pediatric Dentistry.

Barbara MacNeill, M.S., D.M.D.,
graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry and completed her two-year General Practice Residency at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is an Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.

Stanley F. Malamed, D.D.S.,
graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1969. He then completed a dental internship and residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, New York before serving for 2 years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. In 1973, Doctor Malamed joined the faculty of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, in Los Angeles, where today he is Professor of Anesthesia & Medicine.

Ronald M. Margolies, D.M.D.,
graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine in 1971 and trained at St. Alban’s Naval Hospital, Queens, NY from 1971-1973. He is a member of many dental organizations and societies including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the International College of Oral Implantology, the American Academy of Osseointegration, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He has held staff appointments at Nassau County Medical Center and Long Beach Hospital. He has published articles and given lectures, nationally and internationally, on the relationship between aesthetics and function in comprehensive and implant dentistry. Dr. Margolies maintains a private practice, with offices in Hewlett, New York, and Manhattan, focusing on comprehensive dentistry, oral aesthetics, and dental implants. He conducts seminars through the Institute for Predictable Restorative Dentistry.

Joseph J. Massad, D.D.S.,
received his dental degree from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1975. He has practiced in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a general practitioner with a focus on removable complete prosthodontics since 1977. Dr. Massad was an associate professor from 1992-2003 at the Pankey Institute in Florida and holds faculty positions at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. He also served as a clinical associate professor from 1982 to 1987 at the Michael Cardone, Sr. School of Dentistry in Oklahoma. As of June 2000, he is serving as adjunct associate clinical professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. Dr. Massad is an adjunct professor of forensic dentistry for the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Harold L. Meador, D.D.S.,
earned his dental degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1952 . He practiced general dentistry for seven years and went onto to graduate training in Periodontics at Baylor Dental College which he completed in 1960. Dr. Meador maintained a practice limited to Periodontics for 37 years in San Antonio, Texas. Although Dr. Meador is retired from his practice, he continues to serve as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Senior Research Fellow in the Center for Health, Economics and Policy at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Thomas W. Oates, JR., D.M.D, Ph.D.,
received his D.M.D degree and completed a general practice residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. Dr. Oates maintained a private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 1984 to June 1989, after which he returned to academics at the Medical College of Virginia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

Norma Olvera, D.D.S., M.S.,
obtained her dental degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1987. She completed her post-graduate training in prosthodontics and received her certification and Master of Science in prosthodontics. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Dubravko Pavlin, D.M.D., M.S.D., Ph.D.,
received his dental degree and Master’s degree from the University of Zagreb in Croatia. He trained in the clinical specialty of Orthodontics and obtained his PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Pavlin is currently a Professor for the Department of Developmental Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School.

Christopher J. Perry, M.S., D.M.D., M.A.G.D.,
obtained his dental degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1999. Dr. Perry is the Immediate-Past President of the San Antonio Academy of General Dentistry. Since completing a two year residency in Advanced General Dentistry at UTHSCSA he has been an assistant clinical Professor in the department of General Dentistry. Dr. Perry has lectured internationally at conferences such as the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Star of the South annual meetings.

Mariano A. Polack, D.D.S., M.S.,
obtained his doctor of dental surgery in 1995, and then received his specialty training in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degree, both from the University of Minnesota in 2000. Between 2002 and 2004, he was a guest scientist at the Ceramics Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology where he was involved in several dental porcelain research projects. Dr. Polack has published more than 40 abstracts and papers on prosthodontics and dental materials in various scientific journals and lectures both nationally and internationally. He is a member of the Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Prosthodontics, American Dental Association, and a founding member of the multi-specialty Gainesville Study Club in Northern Virginia.

Rebecca Poling, D.D.S., M.S.D.,
graduated from dental hygiene at the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry and then attended Johns Hopkins University with course work toward her MPH. She taught dental students management of expanded function auxiliaries for two years at the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry. Dr. Poling is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, past president of the Alaska State Society of Orthodontists, and past Director from Alaska on the Board of Directors of the PCSO. From 1999 until 2002 she was the PCSO representative on the Council of Orthodontic Practice and involved in the Transition Seminar and the Orthodontist as CEO program. She is currently an Active member of the Northwest Angle Society and Chair of the PCSO Continuing Education Committee and Assistant Professor in Orthodontics at NYUCD.

Jay B. Reznick, D.M.D., M.D.,
received his Dental degree from Tufts University, and his M.D. degree from the University of Southern California, and trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at L.A. County- USC Medical Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. His special clinical interests are in the areas of facial trauma, jaw and oral pathology, dental also has expertise in the integration of digital photography, 3-D imaging, and CT-guided implant surgery in clinical practice. He frequently lectures at continuing education meetings, and has published articles in JADA, Journal of the California Dental Association, Oral Surgery-Oral Medicine-Oral Pathology, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, DentalTown Magazine, CE Digest, and Gastroenterology and is on the Editorial and Advisory Boards of a number of journals and organizations. He is the Director of the Southern California Center for Oral and Facial Surgery (www.sccofs.com) in Tarzana, California, and a consultant for many dental and surgical manufacturers. He can be reached at jreznick@sccofs.com.

David L. Roberts, D.D.S., PA,
received his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Illinois Dental School. He then spent two years in a dental residency at the University Of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. During this residency he received training in dental and implant surgery as well as sedation procedures.

Robert R. Rogers, D.M.D.,
has had a special interest in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing since 1990 and treats patients in conjunction with many regional sleep centers. Presently, he is the Director of Clinical Services for Pittsburgh Dental Sleep Medicine, PC and limits his practice to dental sleep medicine. Dr. Rogers is the founding president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and served again as president in 1995 and 1999. In addition to being a long-term member of the Board of Directors, he has participated in committee work on a consistent basis. Dr. Rogers is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is the recipient of the AADSM Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Rogers was the author/editor of the original AADSM educational slide series and is a contributing author to the graduate dental text, Clark’s Clinical Dentistry.

Jeffrey S. Rouse, D.D.S.,
is a private practitioner in San Antonio, Texas. His practice is limited to prosthodontics focusing on rehabilitation and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Rouse received his specialty certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he currently holds a position as Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics. He is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the American College of Prosthodontists. He was appointed as a speaker for the American Dental Association Seminar Series in 2004. Dr. Rouse has published numerous journal articles and has contributed chapters on porcelain veneers and anterior ceramic crowns to a dental textbook. Dr. Rouse is the Director of the Division of Interdisciplinary Rehabilitative Dentistry at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry.

John D. Rugh, Ph.D.,
Director of the Evidence Based Practice Program, received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara and completed four years of postdoctoral training at Claremont Graduate School. He founded and served as Director of the Dental School’s Facial Pain Clinic (1978-2003). He also served as Director of Research for the Dental School (1991–97), and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics (1996-2010).

Jack I. Shirley, D.D.S.,
received his DDS degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1979. He has maintained a private practice in San Antonio, Texas for over twenty years. Dr. Shirley has been associated with the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida for eighteen years. He has served as Associate Faculty for thirteen years and is President of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Shirley has been selected to represent the Pankey Institute through its speakers Bureau and can be heard through the national at numerous dental meetings speaking about Pankey philosophy, techniques, and the effectiveness of comprehensive care dentistry. He has a passion for dental education and a strong desire to help dentists reach their full potential.

Thomas H. Shipmon, Sr., D.D.S.,
Professor Emeritus of Prosthodontics School of Dentistry, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee.

Jane A. Soxman, D.D.S.,
began her career in healthcare as an intensive and coronary care nurse. She attended the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry where she taught after graduation in 1980. Dr. Soxman completed her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, a Hu-Friedy Thought Leader and on the board of advisors for General Dentistry. Jane is a seminar instructor for the General Practice Residencies at Allegheny General Hospital and maintains a private practice in pediatric dentistry in Allison Park, Pennsylvania.

Matt W. Spahn, Esq.,
the founder and principal of the law firm that bears his name, Matt W. Spahn is glad to be a leader in estate, tax and business planning. For almost twenty years he has focused on the needs and desires of his clients who he counsels and advises in the creation and execution of their wills, trusts, powers of attorney, directives to physicians and in the creation and execution of their corporate plans.

William H. Stalker D.D.S., M.S.,
obtained his dental degree from the University of Indiana in 1970 where he graduated third in his class in 1974. He completed a general practice residency at Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio in 1975, and then completed his residency in Periodontics at the U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., also earning an M.S. degree in Oral Biology from George Washington University. He had several assignments as a periodontist in the U.S. Army and retired as a colonel in 1986. Dr. Stalker took over Dr. Claude Naber’s periodontal practice in 1987 and has maintained that practice for 23 years. In 1983 Dr. Stalker became a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and he was inducted into the American College of Dentists in 2003. Dr. Stalker has published several articles in professional journals and co-authored a textbook in 1990. When Dr. Stalker is not in the office he enjoys spending time with his wife and family. His hobbies include scuba diving and photography.

Deborah Stauffer R.D.H., Ed.D.,
completed her dental hygiene education at Temple University School of Dentistry and received her doctoral degree in Education from the University of Southern California. She taught dental hygiene, dental assisting, and teacher education for 27 years and has been a clinical dental hygienist since 1970. Currently, she serves as secretary to the Alaska Board of Dental Examiners and the Western Regional Examining Board.

Jennifer de St. Georges,
founder of JdSG International Inc., and has gained a well deserved reputation for providing dentists and their teams the ‘nuts & bolts’ of effective dental practice management. Her logical, bottom-line approach and motivational manner has won her a loyal fan base around the world. “Jenny” inspires the listener to commit to making needed changes to practice dentistry in a stress free, productive and profitable environment.

Samuel M. Strong, D.D.S.,
graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1974. He has been a general practitioner in Little Rock, Arkansas since 1976, focusing his private practice on cosmetic, implant restorative dentistry, and sleep apnea. Dr. Strong has been involved with the restorative phase of endosseous implants since 1988 and has experience with unilateral, bilateral and anterior fixed/detachable restorations.

Dennis Tarnow, D.D.S.,
obtained his dental degree from the New York University College of Dentistry. He is a specialist in dental implants, periodontics, and prosthodontics. Dr. Tarnow is the former chairman of the N.Y.U.'s Department of Periodontics and Dental Implant Dentistry. Currently, he is the Director of Implant Education at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Tarnow has written over 100 scientific papers and has co-authored or contributed chapters to several textbooks, including “Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry” (which he co-authored with Dr. Stephen Chu). Dr. Tarnow is the recipient of numerous awards for his many significant contributions to dentistry. He has received the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology and, in addition, he has been honored as New York University’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year. In recognition of Dr. Tarnow’s exceptional achievements and his dedication to the advancement of dentistry, the New York University College of Dentistry has named its periodontal and implant dentistry postgraduate clinical wing in his honor. Dr Tarnow is section editor of two dental journals and on the advisory boards of five others. He is also one of the most sought after speakers at international dental implant symposiums.

Geza T. Terezhalmy, D.D.S., M.A.,
received his D.D.S. degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1971, continuing with his postgraduate training from 1975 to 1977 and obtaining a Certificate in Oral Medicine from the National Naval Dental Center. In 1987, he obtained his M.A. degree in Higher Education and Human Development from The George Washington University. Dr. Terezhalmy is the Endowed Professor in Clinical Dentistry in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry with a cross appointment in the Department of Pharmacology in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Bruce G. Valauri, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.,
graduated from New York University College of Dentistry. He completed his General Practice, Prosthodontic and Maxillofacial Prosthetic residencies at the New York Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 1987. Dr. Valauri is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow and Past President of the American College of Prosthodontists, Fellow and Immediate Past President of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, and formerly, Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry. He is currently the Director of the Graduate Prosthodontic Residency program at the New York VAMC. He is proud of the opportunity he has to provide care for our veterans. Over the past 28 years, Dr. Valauri has lectured nationally and internationally in the areas of implant prosthodontic biomechanics, complete dentures and maxillofacial prosthetics.

Dean Vafiadis, D.D.S.,
received his dental degree and prosthodontic specialty training at New York University College of Dentistry. He is an Associate Professor of Prosthodontics and the Director of the Full-Mouth Rehabilitation Continuing Education course at NYU College of Dentistry. Dean is also a lecturer and clinical instructor at the Aesthetic Advantage Course in the Rosenthal Institute of Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry at NYU. He has lectures nationally and abroad for NYU Continuing Education department. He has instructed over 8000 dentists with over 500 programs in the past 18 years. He is the founder of the New York Smile Institute in NYC, which is an educational center, full service laboratory and learning facility as well as a private practice location for a multi-specialty practice for Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry. He has published numerous articles and lectures on various topics such as Aesthetics, Implants, CAD/CAM dentistry, Ceramic materials and Occlusion.

Ernest E. Valdez, D.D.S.,
received his DDS degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in 1993. He pursued a two year General Practice Residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio which he completed in 2001. Dr. Valdez is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Dental School and maintains a practice at the UTHSCSA Dental School’s Dental Faculty Practice Clinic.

Edward P. ‘Joe’ Waller, JR., D.D.S., J.D.,
received his dental degree from St. Louis University School of Dentistry in 1969. He maintained a private practice in general dentistry from 1971 to 1987 in San Antonio, Texas. Subsequently, Dr. Waller went onto to pursue a law degree, which he attained in 1990 at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. Currently, he is an attorney with the law firm of Brin & Brin in San Antonio, Texas.

Mea A. Weinberg, D.M.D., M.S.D., RP.h,
is a registered clinical pharmacist, having graduated from St. John’s University and received her DMD and Masters in periodontology from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry. Mea is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Currently, Dr. Weinberg teaches at NYU College of Dentistry in the department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. She has authored many articles in dental and pharmacy journals, as well as having published 2 textbooks. Her most recent text is: “The Dentist’s Drug and Prescription Guide.”

Alan A. Winter, D.D.S.,
received his DDS from NYU and his periodontal certificate from Columbia. In 2002, he co-founded and was president of i-dontics, LLC, which was the first Tele-radiology CT laboratory run by periodontists in the US. Dr. Winter is a board-certified periodontist and implant specialist, and is founder and president of Central Park Periodontics, in New York City. He is the past-president of the Northeast Periodontal Society, past-president of the Columbia Periodontal Alumni Association, and was founder and editor of Periodontal Case Reports for 11 years. He is a medical advisor to StemSave and to the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry, and is the dental consultant for the national publication: Bottom Line. Dr. Winter has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles, has been an Associate Professor at Columbia School of Dental Medicine and an Assistant Clinical Professor at NYU College of Dentistry, and lecturers both nationally and internationally on cone beam 3D imaging, dental implants, and periodontics. He has received the Distinguish Alumnus Award from the Columbia School of Dental Medicine’s Periodontal Alumni.

Edward F. Wright, D.D.S., M.S., M.A.G.D.,
received his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1977. After practicing general dentistry for ten years, he was selected and attended the Air Force''s 1-year Advanced Clinical Dentistry Program. In 1992, Dr. Wright entered the 2-year TMJ and Craniofacial Pain Program at the University of Minnesota. He received his MS degree in 1994. From 1994 to 2001, he was the head Air Force dentist for TMD and on the staff at Lackland AFB''s 2-year general dentistry residency program. Dr. Wright provided the TMD training for all of the base's AEGD, Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Orthodontics residents and has had over 100 residents rotate through his TMD Clinic.

Luis C. Yepes, D.D.S.,
obtained his dental degree in 1995 followed by a certification in Endodontics in 1999 from the Pontificia Universidad Javerianan, School of Dentistry Bogota , Colombia. He completed a General Practice Residency program at the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry. In June 2009, he started a Fellowship in General Dentistry and Endodontics at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where he worked as an Instructor at the Clinic and pre-clinic. Currently, Dr. Yepes is Assistant Professor/Clinical at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Comprehensive Dentistry, San Antonio, TX.