Our Featured Speakers
Dr. Ray Bertolotti
Dr. Raymond L. Bertolotti received his D.D.S. degree from the University of California, San Francisco, after working as a Ph.D. metallurgical and ceramic engineer at Sandia National Laboratories. He is currently Honorary Associate Professor at Warwick University in England.
Dr. Bertolotti is perhaps best known for introducing “total etch” to North America in 1984. He also introduced Panavia in 1985, tin plating in 1989, self-etching primers in 1992 and HealOzone in 2004. The sectional Contact Matrix system, “MicroPrime”, “MicroEtcher” sandblasting and intraoral tin-plating are also his innovations. He is a well-known international lecturer, having presented invited lectures in over 30 countries.
Dr. Tanya Brown
Dr. Tanya Brown is a Senior Consultant and Speaker for Miles Global, a leading dental practice management firm. But first and foremost, she’s a dentist. Dr. Brown brings unique experience to dental teams and dental practices because she has worked in every area of a dental practice. From chair side dental assistant to practice administrator to owner dentist, she knows what she’s talking about from first-hand experience.
She speaks – and shares her expertise – from experience. Dr. Tanya Brown, a leader in dentistry and dental management, founded The Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry in 2001. She is one of a select group of dentists (1% nationally) who have completed the core curriculum at the Dawson Academy of Advanced Dentistry. Dr. Brown is a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry; and she is an active member in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Association. In addition, she is a member of the Speaking Consulting Network and the Professional Management Consultants Association.
Her practical presentations and workshops are results of the proven techniques she has developed and honed in her own practice. Not theory, but practical applications. These presentations and workshops help dentists and dental teams to focus, stay motivated and achieve more productivity on a daily basis.
Dr. Alan Budenz
Dr. Alan Budenz is Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Sciences and of Dental Practice and is Vice Chair of Diagnostic Sciences and Services at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. Dr. Budenz has over thirty years of general practice experience in San Francisco, has served as a clinical Group Practice Administrator and Chair of the Department of Diagnostic and Emergency Services, and is a general dentistry clinical floor instructor at Pacific. He is also a trained anatomist who teaches the fundamental anatomy courses as well as lecturing on Surgical Head & Neck Anatomy and
orthognathic surgery to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontic Residents, and has extensive experience in head and neck anatomy, dissection, and nerve tract identification. Due to his background, Dr. Budenz is well-qualified to combine basic anatomical instruction with practical clinical application for all members of the dental team, and he has lectured internationally on local anesthesia, oral cancer & oral
medicine, anatomy, and caries disease management dental topics.
Dr. V. Kim Kutsch
Dr. V. Kim Kutsch received his undergraduate degree from Westminster College in Utah and then completed his DMD at University of Oregon School of Dentistry in 1979. He is an inventor holding numerous patents in dentistry, product consultant, internationally recognized speaker, is past president of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and the WCMID. He also has served on the board of directors for the WCLI and the AACD. As an author, Dr. Kutsch has published dozens of articles and abstracts on minimally invasive dentistry, caries risk assessment, digital radiography and other technologies in both dental and medical journals and contributed to several textbooks. He acts as a reviewer for several journals including JADA. Dr. Kutsch also serves as CEO of Oral Biotech, manufacturers of the Carifree system. As a clinician he is a graduate and mentor in the prestigious Kois Center and maintains a private practice in Albany Oregon.
Dr. Thomas McDonald
Dr. Thomas McDonald is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. He maintains a full-time private practice in Athens, GA. Since 1983, Dr. McDonald has served on the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry as Clinical Instructor of Oral Rehabilitation. He is a member of O.K.U., Distinguished Alumnus of the Medical College of Georgia in 1995, Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Honorable Fellow of the Georgia Dental Association and member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.
A frequent lecturer in the area of occlusion, restorative dentistry, esthetics and provisional restorations, for more than 25 years, Dr. McDonald has presented courses nationally including the Hinman Dental Meeting, Chicago Midwinter Meeting, California Dental Association Meeting, the American Academy of Operative Dentistry, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American Dental Association Meeting.
Ms. Rhonda Mullins
Rhonda Mullins brings expertise to the platform as a Pankey/Dawson trained lab owner/technician, Practice Transition Management Analyst-Broker, Practice Development Business Coach, Past President of the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Kois Center Graduate and National Dental Speaker. As CEO of RHO Global Inc., and ATL360® Group, LLC both are Atlanta-based firms serving the dental entrepreneurs of single and Multi Practices through on-site coaching and a national lecture series. Her articles can be seen in industry publications like EFFICIENCYin Group Practice Publications, Dental Practice Report and Dental IQ. For information: www.RhondaMullins.com or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Steven Rasner
Dr. Steven Rasner challenges, inspires and shares the same principles and practices that he used and still uses to build and manage one of the top dental practices in the country.
A general practitioner, Dr. Rasner achieved his success and continues to practice full-time in the town of Bridgeton, NJ. He understands the issues that practices face and brings refreshing realism and rich daily experience to every presentation. Predicated on his protocols and philosophy, these easy-to-implement concepts enable new and seasoned practitioners of elective healthcare services to realize their dream of professional and financial fulfillment.
Provocative, emotional and sometimes hilarious, Dr. Rasner’s fiery, reality-driven, motivational presentations are not soon forgotten.