Department of Education

Lee Ann Brady

Dr. Lee Ann Brady

Director of Education

Dr. Lee Ann Brady joined The Pankey Institute as their first female resident faculty member and was quickly promoted to Clinical Director. Subsequently, she held positions with several dental continuing education organizations. In 2010 she was recognized by Dental Products Report as one of the “Top 25 Women Dentists in the U.S.” in the category of dental educators. She is active online with her popular dental blog at ( and recently founded Restorative Nation (, a supportive learning community for dentists. Since 2012 she has owned Desert Sun Smiles (, a private restorative practice in Glendale, Arizona.

Dr. Brady can be reached at  [email protected]

Jeff Baggett

Dr. Jeff Baggett

Essentials 1 Coordinator

The son of an Air Force Fighter Pilot and a kindergarten teacher, Jeff Baggett was born in Enid, Oklahoma. He has lived in many places around the country and the world. After completing his undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University, he graduated from the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry in 1981 in the top ten percent of his class. Dr. Baggett is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, Oklahoma Dental Association, American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is a past Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics at Oklahoma University College of Dentistry. In 1987, Dr. Baggett won the prestigious Thomas K. Jefferson Award for Public Relations from the Oklahoma Dental Association. He is the past president of the L.D. Pankey Alumni Association and has completed accreditation to earn the distinction of Pankey Scholar.

A member of the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Baggett is on the staff of Visiting Faculty for St. Anthony’s Hospital General Practice Residency and is a preceptor for senior dental students from the O.U. College of Dentistry. He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a restorative advisor to the Red Earth Seattle Study Club. Married with a grown son, Dr. Baggett is a past assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 79, and past Little League coach for basketball and baseball. Currently, he serves on the Edmond Bike Committee and the Board of Directors for the Free To Live Animal Sanctuary. He is a speaker for the Oklahoma Victim’s Impact Panel against drinking and driving. Having completed an Ironman distance triathalon in 1992, Dr. Baggett enjoys biking and running.

Dr. Baggett can be reached at [email protected]

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Dr. Stephen K. Malone

Essentials 2 Coordinator

Dr. Stephen Malone received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of Louisville in 1994 and has practiced dentistry in Knoxville for nearly 20 years. Dr. Malone’s intense study in specialty treatment areas and general dentistry enables him to provide exceptional, comprehensive care. In his work in his Knoxville office, Dr. Malone is supported in this work by an exceptional team of professionals. Malone facilitates the postgraduate learning of other dentists from across the nation and around the world. Dr. Malone and his wife, Lisa, have two sons, Davis and Grant and a dog named Luke. Dr. Malone’s hobbies include golf, cycling, boating and spending time with family. He enjoys speaking before and mentoring other dentists, as an encourager of patient-centered and comprehensive oral health care that takes into account the patient’s whole health and entire oral heath circumstances.

Dr. Malone can be reached at [email protected]

Michael Rogers

Dr. J. Michael Rogers

Essentials 3 Coordinator

A graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry, I have spent the last 22 years developing my abilities to restore patients to the dental health they desire. That development includes continuing education exceeding 100+ hours a year, training through the Pankey Institute curriculum and one-on-one training with many of dentistry’s leaders.
​Through my career, I’ve served a Assistant Clinical Professor in Restorative Sciences at Baylor College of Dentistry, received my Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and currently serve as Visiting Faculty at the Pankey Institute. I have used all of that passion and dedication to serve patients in the same practice for 22 years in Arlington, Texas.
​One of my favorite aspects of dentistry is creating a customized plan to help patients achieve their dental health goals by hearing each patient’s story. Not only seeing the care they need but knowing the person that needs it. I look forward to that challenge with every patient I see.

Dr. Rogers can be reached at [email protected]


List of Faculty


Dr. Akin, Richard

As a dual doctorate (DDS, MD) oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Akin manages a wide variety of concerns relating to the jaws and teeth.  Dr. Akin practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with specific expertise in dental implant surgery, dental bone grafting and wisdom tooth removal.  He has performed thousands of dental implant procedures and has developed a technique of minimally invasive dental implant placement with immediate temporary tooth placement.  His first dental implant technique article was published in 2014.
Dr. Akin has developed and taught other specialists his techniques on immediate implant placement, minimally invasive oral surgery and minimally invasive dental implant surgery.  In 2016 his ‘Anatomic Harmony Abutment’, or AHA, technique was published in the peer reviewed journal of his specialty, the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  His technique addresses a major unsolved problem in posterior, minimally invasive, and immediate implant placement.  He has pursued a patent and trademark for this technique.
He focuses, writes, and teaches on immediate dental implant placement, dental implant temporary design, and minimally invasive implant surgery. His practice also incorporates 3D (CBCT) scanning, growth factors and IV sedation to optimize outcomes while maximizing patient recovery.
Dr. Akin lectures nationally and internationally on all topics related to dental implants with a specific focus on immediate dental implants and temporaries on implants placed the same day.  Dr. Akin also teaches 4 times per year at the Pankey Institute, which is a non-profit, post-doctoral environment for dental professionals with an emphasis on work-life balance.

Dr. Ammannato, Ricardo

Graduated at Genoa University (Italy)
Internship at the Department of Operative and Restorative Dentistry, University of Zurich under the guidance of Prof. F. Lutz; studying adhesive dentistry and its applications in operative and prosthetic dentistry.
Teacher at University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy), for the year 2017, in Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry. Direct by Prof F. Mangani.
Active Member of the European Academy Esthetic Dentistry (EAED); Active Member of the Italian Academy of Operative AIC (Accademia Italiana di Conservativa) since; Active Member of the Italian Academy Esthetic Dentistry (IAED).
He has developed and published in 2015 and 2018 on the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry (IJED), a new and no prep approach to restore worn dentition: The “Index Technique”
Author of articles on adhesive and restorative dentistry and speaker in international courses and congresses.
He currently practices at his office in Genoa, with multidisciplinary approach, but focusing on esthetics and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Baggett, Jeff

The son of an Air Force Fighter Pilot and a kindergarten teacher, Jeff Baggett was born in Enid, Oklahoma. He has lived in many places around the country and the world. After completing his undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University, he graduated from the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry in 1981 in the top ten percent of his class. Dr. Baggett is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, Oklahoma Dental Association, American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is a past Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics at Oklahoma University College of Dentistry. In 1987, Dr. Baggett won the prestigious Thomas K. Jefferson Award for Public Relations from the Oklahoma Dental Association. He is the past president of the L.D. Pankey Alumni Association and has completed accreditation to earn the distinction of Pankey Scholar.

A member of the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Baggett is on the staff of Visiting Faculty for St. Anthony’s Hospital General Practice Residency and is a preceptor for senior dental students from the O.U. College of Dentistry. He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a restorative advisor to the Red Earth Seattle Study Club. Married with a grown son, Dr. Baggett is a past assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 79, and past Little League coach for basketball and baseball. Currently, he serves on the Edmond Bike Committee and the Board of Directors for the Free To Live Animal Sanctuary. He is a speaker for the Oklahoma Victim’s Impact Panel against drinking and driving. Having completed an Ironman distance triathalon in 1992, Dr. Baggett enjoys biking and running.

Dr. Barth, Kathy

Dr. Barth is an ongoing student and life-long learner whose pursuit of advanced education evidences her passion to provide the best care available for her patients.  She graduated from Loyola Dental School followed by a postdoctoral residency at Northwestern University Evanston Hospital and Children’s Memorial Hospital. Dr. Barth took postdoctoral continuing education at the renowned Pankey Institute.  After completing her curriculum there, she was invited to be a member of their visiting faculty.
Dr. Barth is a 33-year member of the American Dental Association, The Illinois State Dental Society, and The Chicago Dental Society.  She is a long-standing member of the American Equilibration Society and The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
She is passionate about mentoring younger dentists and participates in study clubs focusing on esthetics, occlusion and the dynamic relationship between the two. Dr. Barth has served the citizens of developing nations such as Haiti, Guatemala and Mozambique.  In addition, she volunteers at local dental clinics in the Greater Chicago area and in the surrounding North Shore community.

Dr. Becker, Daren

Dr. Becker earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science from American International College and Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Florida College of Dentistry.
Dr. Becker began private practice in Atlanta, GA in 1998 with an emphasis on comprehensive restorative, implant and aesthetic dentistry. He is the owner and full-time dentist at Atlanta Dental Solutions and is in full-time fee-for-service private practice.
Dr. Becker began his advanced studies at the Pankey Institute in 1998 and was invited to be a guest facilitator in 2006 and has been on the visiting faculty since 2009. In addition, in 2006 he began spending time facilitating dental students from the Medical College of Georgia College of Dentistry at the Ben Massell Clinic (treating indigent patients) as an adjunct clinical faculty. In 2011 he was invited to be a part-time faculty in the Graduate Prosthodontics Residency at the Center for Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry at Georgia Health Sciences University, now Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine (formerly Medical College of Georgia).
Dr. Becker has been involved in organized dentistry and has chaired and/or served on numerous state and local committees. Currently, he is a delegate to the Georgia Dental Association. He has lectured at the Academy of General Dentistry annual meeting, is a regular presenter at ITI study clubs as well as numerous other study clubs. He is a regular contributor at Red Sky Dental Seminars.
In addition to his enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge, Dr. Becker’s strengths are in meeting and special event planning, and C.E. program development. Dr. Becker lives in the Dunwoody area of Atlanta, GA with his wife Amanda, their 10-year-old daughter Alicia and 6 1/2 year old daughter Addison. He is passionate about fly-fishing and enjoys traveling, golf, and outdoor photography.

Dr. Birdwell, David

Dr. David Birdwell is a native Oklahoman who attended Oklahoma State University and University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. After practicing general dentistry in the United States Air Force for four years, he returned to the University of Oregon to complete specialty training in the field of orthodontics. Dr. Birdwell has been in the specialty practice of orthodontics since 1987 in Oklahoma City.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Birdwell is also a member of several regional and local ongoing study groups in advanced child and adult orthodontic treatment. Dr. David Birdwell is a founding member of the Oklahoma City Metro Seattle Study Club, which promotes excellence in dentistry and orthodontic treatments.  Dr. Birdwell is a part-time faculty member of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He is very active in Oklahoma City and serves on several nonprofit boards.

Dr. Blazek, DeAnne

Dr. Blazek graduated from the University of Minnesota Dental Hygiene program in 1981, worked as a hygienist full time and attended evening classes to complete dental school prerequisites.  She graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1988, completed a General Practice Residency at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Minneapolis in 1989.  Dr. Blazek was an associate for three years, while also teaching part time in the Crown and Bridge Department at the dental school and became the owner when her uncle retired in 1992. Dr. Blazek has had the good fortune of hiring three associates who attended the Pankey Institute.  One eventually became her partner and another purchased the remaining 50% of the practice several years ago, as she transitioned to a part time senior associate.   Dr. Blazek has retired from private practice, however, she continues to work part-time at the Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic, teach at the Pankey Institute, mentor colleagues and do some occasional Forensic Dentistry.  She is starting her 40th year in dentistry and still loves it! 
Dr. Blazek is married to Dr. Larry Hetzel, who is a retired L.D. Pankey Alumni as well.  They have three daughters and three grandchildren.  Hobbies include gardening, photography and traveling the world.

Dr. Bloom, David

Dr. Bloom earned his degree in dental medicine from Tufts Dental School in 1978. Given his commitment to intensive Hands-On training (with over 3,00 hours in advanced training) he’s become a master dentist in all aspects of restorative, aesthetics, non-invasive solutions, TMJ pain and dysfunction, headache pain and implant treatment. He is an alumnus of three of the most prestigious training centers in the country: the Peter Dawson Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, the Seattle Institute of Advanced Dental Education, and the L.D. Pankey Institute. For mastery in composite/non-invasive aesthetics, he’s trained with the three world leaders in composite dentistry—Newton Fahl DMD, Pascal Magne (world-acclaimed lab artisan) and Didier Dietschi DMD. He continues to dedicate weeks a year for his own training through hands-on intensives. Trainings in 2021three-day intensive training on TMJ/TMD (Pankey Institute-Miami Fla.) and four-day session on mastering composite aesthetics (IDEA Center-S.F.). Meet him and you’ll feel his passion for your health, and well-being.
In 2000, he was one of seventy-five dentists from around the world selected for a visiting faculty position at the L.D. Pankey Institute—an elite distinction. Once a year he takes time out of practice to teach his expertise in TMJ dysfunction and treatment, aesthetic dentistry & smile design, reconstructive and implant dentistry using the latest in digital technologies, and the most conservative treatments using bonded composite, and porcelain. Most recently, he taught Jan 28-Feb 3 at the Pankey Institute, the Essential 3 Continuum. Getting out before the storm, alongside two other instructors) he taught a group of super talented clinicians and lab artisans.
Now that you know about his skills and talents you should also know he’s super genuine, loves to chat about almost everything, is funny, loves music, dogs, travel, skiing, biking, good food, wine and tequila Btw, all the gorgeous photos in the practice were taken by him. He loves nothing more than getting lost with his camera— another one of his passions.

Dr. Blumenthal, Herb

Dr. Herb Blumenthal has been in active practice for more than 50 years. He has always sought out knowledge that would help him better serve his patients. That quest has led him to study the relationship of TM Disorders to medicine, occlusion, chiropractic medicine, kinesiology, restorative dentistry, biofeedback, neurophysiology, muscle physiology, nutrition, sleep disorders… and other areas outside of dentistry. He has applied this multi-disciplinary information to the diagnosis and treatment of TMD patients for more than 40 years.
He has partnered with a wide range of professionals and developed a unique perspective of the interrelationship of TMD treatment as a multidisciplinary therapy involving many professionals who work in concert to best treat these very special patients.
 He has directly and positively impacted the lives of countless patients with his ability to listen, observe, and understand. That number has been exponentially increased by his sharing of what he has learned over the years with other dentists as a teacher, mentor and advisor. The quest led him to The Pankey Institute 38 years ago and he continues that relationship today.

Mr. Brady, Kelly

Bio coming soon.

Dr. Brady, Lee Ann

Dr. Lee Ann Brady is a 1988 graduate of the University of Florida College Of Dentistry. She devotes hundreds of hours every year to dental continuing education in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, TMJ disorders, sleep apnea and restorative dentistry. When not in her Glendale office working with patients or attending a continuing education course as a student, she is teaching dental education courses to other dentists around the world. Dr. Brady was recognized in 2010 by Dentistry Today as one of the top 25 women dentists in the US.
Dr. Brady began teaching in dental education in 2005 when she joined the prestigious Pankey Institute as a member of the resident faculty and Clinical Director. In 2008 she joined Spear Education as their Executive VP of Clinical Education. She continues to teach at dental study clubs and professional dental meetings as well as host courses she has developed for dentists and their staff at Desert Sun Smiles, her Glendale dental practice. She has been widely published in dental journals writing both clinical and practice management articles. Dr. Brady has been recognized by Dental Products Report each of the last six years as a “Leader in Dental Continuing Education”.
She prides herself in utilizing state-of-the-art dental technology and research to provide the best care to her patients, whether completing a simple filling or a full mouth makeover. She listens carefully to patients to understand their interests and concerns so that she can partner with them to achieve their goals, offering the best options dentistry has to offer.
She is a member of many dental organizations including the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Equilibration Society and is a fellow in the American College of Dentists.
Dr. Brady and her husband made Arizona their home in 2008. Their daughters Sarah and Jenna attend Arizona State University, while Kyle attends high school. An avid reader, Dr. Brady is always in the middle of a novel.

Dr. Brooks, Jamie

A South Sound native, Dr. Jamie is deeply invested in Tacoma. Since opening her studio in 2008, she has built relationships around the city by supporting artists and small business owners and helping community members reach their oral health goals. You’ll regularly find her out and about walking her three rescue dogs, bell-ringing for the Salvation Army with Rotary 8, or tending to Little Free Libraries around town. Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, cooking, reading, and doing yoga.
Jamie’s diligence and attention as a dentist are in her lineage. Growing up with a father who was a practicing dentist, she became familiar with the trade as a young child. Jamie now views her father as a model for excellence in the field and they continue to work together at Brooks Dental Studio where he assists in appliance-making and model work.
Jamie earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington in 1999. She worked as a practicing hygienist for eight years prior to her doctorate, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the Oregon Health & Science University in 1991. She continues her dentistry studies at the L.D. Pankey Institute and Spear Education, two cornerstones of the dental profession, and participates in multiple dental study clubs that focus on clinical, behavioral, and leadership skills.

Dr. Browne, Kevin

Dr. Kevin Browne graduated with honors from Cook College, Rutgers University in 1988 with a BS in Human Ecology/ Health and Biology. He was recipient of the prestigious Freshman of the Year Award. He graduated with high honors from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1992. He was elected to the Dental Honor Society, OKU. He received the Chesky-Kleiner Humanitarian Award, the Academy of General Dentistry General Dentists Award and the Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry Prosthodontic Award.
Dr. Browne’s professional associations include: Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Society, Morris Area Club, St. Clare’s Hospital Dental Study Group and a founding member of the Pankey Study Club, Chatham, NJ. He is a facilitator in training at the Pankey Institute. He has been appointed to a staff position at Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ, as a teacher and a clinical professor in Overlook Hospital’s Dental Residency Program.
Dr. Browne and his team believe that each patient must be treated as an individual with his/her own set of needs, values and wishes. Their goal is to always treat patients as they would want to be treated � with compassion, care and the highest level of technical skill possible. They take great pride in offering their ‘knowledge of a lifetime’ to each patient. Dr. Browne believes that a personalized comprehensive treatment plan designed to fit each patient individually acts as a compass to help them move continually toward optimal dental health. He believes that excellence in anything demands absolute passion. His passion for dentistry is what drives him to constantly improve and strive to be the best dentist he can possibly be. Life is too short and too great a gift not to give it everything we have.
Dr. Browne is a national class cyclist. He is an Associate Naturalist and teacher for the New Jersey Audubon Society. He enjoys woodworking, bird carving and gardening. He is an avid photographer, fly fisherman, bird watcher and ice hockey player. Dr. Browne resides in Chatham with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Raspberry.

Dr. Brummett, Kelley

Dr. Kelley Brummett attended the University of Kansas on a full-ride scholarship for springboard diving and was a 2 time big eight champion. She graduated with BA in communications and a BS in Nursing.
Kelley is committed to being a life-long learner in dentistry, spending time with her family, and developing and facilitating a mindset of growth.
Kelley has been married to her husband Darin for 26 years and has two children. Darin is a neuro-radiologist for the Tanner Medical Center and Outpatient Imaging. Sarah is 19, a student at the University of Kansas, and Sam is 18 and a senior in high school. She also loves to spend time with her furry children, Buddy and Matthew (golden retrievers) and Molly (yellow lab).
Kelley began her journey in healthcare as a registered nurse and found her way to dentistry. She has a background in cardiac and psychiatric care nursing. She pursued her doctorate of medicine in dentistry from the Medical College of Georgia. Her passion is to be with others to provide desired information to impact desired change. She has a thirst for continuing education and a love for reading and growing in all areas of life. She is a lead visiting faculty for the Essentials 3 curriculum at the Pankey Institute, where she also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors. Kelley is a visiting faculty at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. She has spoken to the Georgia Dental Association, Greater New York Dental Meeting, Florida Lab Association, and is a curator for the Restorative Nation website. She continues to be a part of technical and growth study clubs to continue her pursuit of learning.
Kelley loves to travel with her husband, read, run, peloton, knit, watch her son play golf, listen to her daughter sing, and play with her golden retriever Charlie and yellow lab Molly.

Dr. Chincheck, Lynn

A native of West Virginia, she attended West Virginia University and graduated with honors in 1985. Since then, she has resided in Towson, MD, where she harmonizes her love of dentistry with her commitment to her family. Dr. Chincheck managed to balance a successful dental office while raising two wonderful young men. She is proud of the accomplishments of her sons; one is her social media manager with his own marketing business, the other a practicing finance attorney in Dallas.
Education is essential to Dr. Chincheck, as she has logged over 2,000 hours of continuing education, with more than 100 hours annually. She has returned to her alma mater, West Virginia University, as a guest lecturer on Dental Practice Management. She is also a trained Pankey Institute Dentist, where she serves as a visiting faculty member and Board Advisor. The Pankey Institute is one of the nation’s most prestigious dental learning centers, cultivating the idea that successful dentistry comes from excellence in skill and thoroughly developed patient-doctor relationships. Dr. Chincheck wholeheartedly subscribes to the Pankey Institute philosophy and has received additional certifications in Invisalign Orthodontics and as a Qualified Sleep Dentist, providing state-of-the-art treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. From early in her career, Dr. Chincheck has remained a longtime member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association. With experienced hands and a gentle demeanor, Dr. Chincheck ensures patient satisfaction and comfort during every procedure. She believes in listening to the patient carefully and understanding their goals for their smile to promote the ultimate dental health. It’s about the relationship with each other, which she facilitates with community service and dental missions. She has traveled to Romania, Haiti, the Andes Mountains of Peru as well as Kiu, Kenya, where she has delivered needed dental care to the underserved who are in remote, no access areas of their communities.
When she is not at the office, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, working out at the gym, playing tennis and taking long walks with her dog.

Dr. Conklin, Devon

Dr. Conklin attended Baylor University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in 2005, and she went onto receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 2009. From there, she continued her education with a one-year residency to strengthen her skills in dental implant placement, periodontal surgery, and restorative dentistry. She has also attended the Pankey Institute to broaden her knowledge in restorative dentistry. In order to be a successful dentist, she believes that she must continue her education to stay up to date on the latest techniques and procedures.

Dr. Crete, Michael

Dr. Mike Crete has practiced dentistry in West Michigan for the past 35 years. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University and received his DDS degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
Dr. Crete is a very caring, talented and experienced dentist with impressive professional credentials. He is passionate about optimal dental health for his patients and is committed to always treating each patient as an individual. He has a passion for teaching and mentoring young dentists.  He teaches various courses at the LD Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, facilitates dental study clubs throughout West Michigan and continues to enjoy practicing dentistry in the Lakewood Community.
Mike and his wife, Mary Ann, have 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren who are the apple of his eye! The Cretes are involved in several philanthropic organizations and feel blessed to be able to give back and pay it forward.

Dr. Davis, Clayton

Dr. Davis received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina. Continuing his education at the Medical College of Georgia, he earned his dental degree in 1980. Having grown up in the Metro Atlanta area, Dr. Davis and his wife, Julia, returned to establish practice and residence in Gwinnett County.
Dr. Davis and Julia have 3 grown children: Kathleen (married to Wade Weldon), Alex, and Piper (married to Edward Neblett). Dr. Davis enjoys golf, playing the piano, reading history, and a bit of painting. Together, he and Julia like to travel, go hiking, and be outdoors. Their church and various civic activities are important to them, as well.
Dr. Davis is a leader in Georgia dentistry, both in terms of education and service. He has been invited to lecture to numerous dental societies and been a speaker at several dental conventions. He is a visiting faculty member at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education ( To maintain his commitment to stay abreast of the latest advances in dentistry, he is an active member of the Atlanta Dental Study Group, Hinman Dental Society, and the Georgia Academy of Dental Practice.
Dr. Davis served terms as president of the Georgia Dental Education Foundation, Northern District Dental Society, Gwinnett Dental Society, and Atlanta Dental Study Group. He has been State Coordinator for Children’s Dental Health Month, facilities chairman of Georgia Mission of Mercy, and served three terms in the Georgia Dental Association House of Delegates.
Dr. Davis has served on the staff of several area clinics for the underserved: Good Samaritan HealthCenter of Gwinnett, Hebron Community Health Center, Christina’s Smile Clinic, and Ben Massell Dental Clinic. He has done dental mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Kenya. He and Julia have served with the Gwinnett unit of the American Cancer Society, Gwinnett Council for the Arts, and Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.

Dr. Davis, Jenn

Dr. Davis started her career in dentistry in 1988 as a dental hygienist. After receiving a certificate in dental hygiene from the University of Pittsburgh, she worked as a dental hygienist while pursuing a bachelor of chemistry degree at Lebanon Valley College, where she received numerous awards in organic chemistry and served as a research assistant under the guidance of Dr. Carl T. Wigal, PhD. Dr. Davis has also published in The Journal of Organic Chemistry.
Subsequent to a 10-year career as a dental hygienist, Dr. Davis entered dental school at the University of Pennsylvania. Again, doing research was an important part of her educational process; she received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for work in the area of bone formation. Upon graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Davis joined the practice of Dr. Frederick S. Johnson. Together, they practice a philosophy of comprehensive and esthetic dentistry. In 2007, Dr. Davis bought this practice. In time, the practice became known as Cleona Dental, LLC.
Dr. Davis is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), and an Alumni and Visiting Faculty of The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. She has served on the ADA Committee of the New Dentist and the PDA New Dentist committee. She is the past president of the Fourth District Dental Society.

Dr. Davis, Todd

Dr. Todd Davis earned his DDS degree from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1989 after which he completed a two-year general practice residency.  He maintains a comprehensive restorative practice in Atlanta, Georgia.

In addition to practicing Dr. Davis enjoys teaching.  He is on the visiting faculties of the L.D. Pankey Institute and Spear Education.  He has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics including predictability in restorative care, functional esthetics, occlusion, TMD, practice management, case acceptance, and philosophy.  He also facilitates small group learning in his office and throughout the country as well as doing one-on-one consulting in offices.

Dr. Todd Davis helps dentists with clinical, behavioral, philosophical, and business principles.

Dr. DeArmond, Eben

Dr. DeArmond has been practicing in Cleveland Tennessee since his graduation from The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1982. His undergraduate degree was completed in 1978 at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville following graduation from Cleveland Day School in 1974.
Dr. DeArmond has been active in the community as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 10, as a member of the Cleveland YMCA Endowment Fund Board of Directors, and as President of the Cleveland Branch of the Chattanooga Area Metro YMCA Board of Directors. Dr. DeArmond is also a member of the Cleveland Noon-day Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.
Dr. DeArmond has been committed to professional growth and excellence since he began his career. His treatment philosophy and clinical skills have been developed through relationships with several of the most recognized mentors in dentistry.
Early contact and training with dentists such as Peter Dawson, Pete Roach, Jack Turbyfill, and Jose’ Medina were the beginning of a personal journey toward excellence as a professional. Through excellent mentors, the new leaders and educators have been identified and are strong influences in the continued growth of the practice philosophy.
Dr. DeArmond served a five-year gubernatorial appointment to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry where he severed on and chaired several committees. He served as President of the Board of Dentistry in 2005-2006. During his year as President, he also served as the Vice-President of and a program presenter to the Conference of Southern Deans and Dental Examiners. The Conference of Southern Deans and Dental Examiners organization represents all of the southeastern dental schools and their Boards of Dentistry. Through the Board of Dentistry, he has served and continues to serve as a Southern Regional Testing Agency Examiner for Dental Licensure. He has served on the SRTA Long-range Planning Committee, the Examination Committee, and the Examination Review Committee. He most recently served as a Clinic Floor Coordinator.
He has remained active in organized dentistry through his membership in the American Dental Association and its state and local constituencies serving as President of the Chattanooga Dental Society in 2001-2002. Following his year as President, he was awarded the Fellowship Award by the Tennessee Dental Association, which is one of the highest awards presented by the TDA. He has held other leadership positions within these organizations on local, state and national levels.
Dr. DeArmond was recognized by his peers in 1997 for his “conspicuous services rendered in the Art and Science of Dentistry” when he was inducted as a Fellow into the International College of Dentists. In the year 2000, he was again recognized “in recognition of services and devotion to the advancement of the science and art of Dentistry” when he was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists.
Dr. DeArmond is an Advisor to the Pankey Institute Board of Directors. The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education is one of the world’s premier institutions for advanced dental education. The Institute has a 40+-year history of training some of the finest comprehensive care dentist worldwide. The Institute’s commitment to complete oral health through thorough and comprehensive patient examination followed by patient education and treatment has established a pattern of treatment that serves as a model for other teaching institutions to follow. Dr. DeArmond has serves as a member of the Visiting Faculty at the Institute since 2007.
Dr. DeArmond is also active in several internationally recognized Academies including The Academy of Operative Dentistry, The Academy of Gold Foil Operators, and the Hollenback-Medina Operative Dentistry Seminar which is an affiliate club of the Academy of R. V. Tucker Study Clubs. . In February of 2006 he was invited to present a program to the prestigious American Academy of Restorative Dentistry during their annual meeting in Chicago. Following his presentation, he was invited to join the Academy as a full member. Dr. DeArmond has served on the Council of The Academy of Restorative Dentistry and most recently has been nominated as Vice-President of The Academy of Operative Dentistry. Local dental study clubs allow for personal interaction with colleagues while enjoying short programs of interest.
Dr. Dearmond and his wife, Denise, have been married since 1997 years. Denise is an officer at Southern Heritage Bank. She serves as Director of Marketing and is responsible for coordination and implementation of the banks marketing efforts. They both enjoy travel and sports, particularly UT Football and Basketball, as well as gardening. They take great pleasure spending time with their triplet nieces and nephew, Hannah, Bailey, and Sam and their godchild Hayden. Dr. DeArmond is an avid golfer and fly fisherman. Dr. DeArmond and Denise attend Broad Street United Methodist Church.

Dr. DiLauri, Gregg

A 1996 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry, Greggory Di Lauri, DDS completed a general practice residency in 1997 at Mountainside Hospital. After graduation, Dr. Di Lauri became a mentor in the general practice residency program and has received the Attending Doctor of the Year Award four times between 2000 and 2006. While he is involved in the general practice residency, his focus is on patient care in his full-time practice in Succasunna, New Jersey.
Dr. Di Lauri believes in the importance of education and is a teacher to fellow dentists. His lecture topics include comprehensive care, implant dentistry, treatment planning, occlusion, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Dr. Di Lauri is also an alumnus of the renowned Pankey Institute. He is also an active member of the Pankey Alumni Association and mentors current Pankey students. In addition, Di Lauri holds membership with the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and is a member of the peer review committee for the New Jersey Dental Association.

Dr. Droter, John

Dr. Droter graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland Dental School with a huge void in understanding TMJ problems. His quest for an understanding has led him to study most notably at the L.D. Pankey Institute, The Center for Advanced Dental Study with Dr. Peter Dawson and Dr. Mark Piper, The University of Florida’s Facial Pain Center with Dr. Parker Mahan, Dr. Henry Gremillion, and Dr. Frank Dolwick, The University of California, San Diego with Dr. Terry Tanaka and with Dr. Guy Haddix in Statesville, NC.
Dr. Droter maintains a private practice diagnosing facial pain in the Washington DC, Baltimore, Annapolis area. When TMJ damage is suspected in causing a patient’s problem, he utilizes state of the art imaging (CT and MRI scans) along with computerized measurement and analysis of joint and muscle function. He provides nonsurgical TMJ rehabilitation for those patients with damaged joints. He has a network of excellent physicians and therapist when problems other than the TMJ are the cause. An accurate diagnosis is the key and first step to any effective therapy.
He is a visiting faculty member at the LD Pankey Institute in Florida and the Spear Educational Center in Arizona. In the past he was a visiting faculty member at The Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, teaching temporomandibular disorders to the orthodontic residents and was on staff at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, where he did rounds with orthopedic surgeons, learning the medical approach to damaged joints. He lectures nationally and is honored to be included in the Dentistry’s Todays Top Clinicians in Dental Continuing Education. His writings include published articles on the TMJ, and a TMJ Manual written for patients.

Dr. Erickson, Chelsea

Dr. Erickson is a North Dakota native who grew up near the Turtle Mountains in Bottineau, North Dakota. She attended the University of North Dakota and graduated with Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2006. She then attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where she graduated with her degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2010. She and her husband moved back to the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks area to be near family and friends. They have three children who keep them very busy.
She comes from a medical background and knew from an early age she wanted to become a medical professional. After job shadowing several different medical careers she chose dentistry. Dr. Erickson felt that dentistry was right for her for several reasons. Most importantly, of the many medical fields she observed she felt the dental profession had the privilege of getting to know their patients very well. It also grants practitioners the benefit of autonomy where decisions about treatment are made based on the patients needs and not dictated by a governing hospital or insurance company. Dentistry also provides regular hours allowing her to enjoy more time being a mother and wife. She has a passion for continuing education and travels often to learn the most update information especially regarding comprehensive care including airway, TMD and sleep. She is a visiting faculty member at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida and loves to help educate as well.

Ms. Faight, Leigh Ann

Bio coming soon.

Dr. Fling, Michael

Michael C. Fling, DDS is a dentist in Oklahoma City, OK, who has over 30
years of experience helping patients achieve the smile of their dreams. Since 1984, Dr. Fling has been providing high quality dental care to residents of Oklahoma city and the surrounding communities of Edmond, Norman, Moore, and Shawnee.  Dr. Fling combines his decades of knowledge and experience with state-of-the-art technology to provide dental care that not only treats, but heals smiles affected by decay, trauma, or other damage. He has helped numerous satisfied patients improve their confidence and quality of life through cosmetic and restorative treatments. Dr. Fling also leads multiple seminars every year to forward dental education, improving communication between patient, dentist and technician.

Dr. Fondriest, Jim

DR. JAMES FONDRIEST maintains Lake Forest Dental Arts, a full-time private practice with a primary focus on comprehensive esthetic restorative dentistry. He is also a well known speaker & educator on the topics of cosmetic dentistry and prosthodontics and the latest advances in these rapidly evolving disciplines. He has academic appointments at the highly respected Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL; the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ and is a former Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Florida Dental School. A well published author, Dr. Fondriest has a strong commitment to providing the highest quality of dental care, along with developing sound educational programs for general dentists aspiring to do more complicated dental implant procedures, smile makeovers, porcelain veneers and crowns.
Having begun his career as a general dentist; Dr. Fondriest accepts and maintains a patient base for which he provides routine general dental care. “Many of my patients are people that I grew up with in Lake Forest, as well as their families. I look forward to the opportunity to share in the lives of my patients, many of them for decades”, says Dr. Fondriest.  “I am proud to say that I still have many of the patients that were in the practice when I took it over.” Blessed with a great local reputation, Dr. James Fondriest also attracts discriminating clients (including many fellow dental practitioners) from throughout the United States, seeking the comprehensive approach and expert treatment design talents offered by Dr. Fondriest. Some of these clients come to improve their smile appeal, others to restore their teeth to health and full comfortable function. Many come to our practice to have existing dentistry upgraded or redone.
Dr. Fondriest lives and practices in Lake Forest, Illinois. He has been very active in his community having served on the boards of United Way, Lake Forest Rotary, Gorton Community Center and his church. He is an avid amateur photographer and enjoys jogging, eating well, and adventure trips.

Dr. George, Yasmin

Yasmin qualified in 1988 from Guys Hospital Dental School in London and went on to work there in the Department of Oral Medicine. Since then she has worked in general practice, which means she has had a great deal of experience in many different areas of dentistry, treating patients from all walks of life.
Yasmin has been involved in cosmetic dentistry for many years and finds it one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of being a dentist. She never tires of seeing how happy patients look when they’ve achieved their perfect smile, and is proud that what she does can actually help someone grow in confidence or smile for the first time with their teeth on show.
Yasmin believes that her patients should make informed choices about their treatment, so she provides as much information as possible and always tries to be both honest and realistic. She is also committed to team building and staff development, and believes in ‘relationship based’ dentistry. This means taking the time to get to know her patients so she can best advise, help and treat them.
Yasmin has a particular special interest in orthodontics for both adults and children and has been providing orthodontic care for over twenty eight years.
For adults her treatment skills include “invisible” braces such as those fitted to the inside of the teeth (lingual braces), or those made of transparent materials such as Invisalign. Yasmin also has considerable experience with Damon braces for adults and can do ‘limited’ or partial treatment options; these are often popular with adults as treatment is quicker.
For children, she is passionate about the need to be assessed and where appropriate, treat early, also to take into consideration the development of the whole face, airway and sleep. If you’re a parent, you may also be pleased to know that she has two sons so she fully understands how important your children’s teeth are to you and the challenges encouraging healthy habits in children.
Yasmin is a nervous patient. If, like her, you are particularly anxious about visiting the dentist then as a Dental Phobia Certified dentist Yasmin can offer you the latest sedation techniques helping you to conquer your fears, when you’re ready to, at your own pace.
Throughout her career, Yasmin has taken every opportunity to develop her skills. This has included taking many training courses and attending conferences in the UK and abroad; joining and serving in a number of Dental Academies, Associations and Societies; teaching at King’s College Faculty of Dentistry, at the Pankey Institute in Florida, and sitting on the Panel of Examiners for the Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing and the National Examination Board for Dental Nurses. Most recently she has been involved in the development of continuing education in orthodontics for general dentists, working with internationally recognized orthodontic specialist and educator Dr Derek Mahony, City of London Dental School and the Academy of Dental Excellence (ADE).
Yasmin is not a UK registered specialist in orthodontics and this is a choice she has made. The UK orthodontic training pathway and style of treatment has not been her preference, as she is passionate about not just straightening teeth, but developing good-looking faces and helping nurture growth patterns. Making interceptions to encourage correct alignment of the teeth and jaws. In this respect it is Yasmin’s view that we have a lot to learn from our international colleagues in the field of orthodontics, especially in the USA and Europe where such treatments are very popular.
Whilst Yasmin has trained extensively and internationally, to a Masters standard in Orthodontics, she had no wish to give up general dentistry, and so provides this and orthodontics in parallel. Yasmin has been successfully treating patients for over 28 years both in her own practice, and now in Weybridge, Surrey and in Kent.
Yasmin is more than happy for anyone to contact her with any questions and would be delighted to discuss her field of expertise. Orthodontics is an exciting field, and she believes in making each patient happy, confident and comfortable with their smile.
Yasmin has a large selection of “before and after photographs” on this website and looks forward to building a long-term, trusting relationship with her patients.
Yasmin endeavours to offer her patients the best products and techniques and the most up-to date treatments and skills.

Dr. Gordon, David

In addition to my formal training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, I am also involved in three study clubs focusing on comprehensive practice health, TMJ, and Invisalign. Each study club allows a small group of like-minded dentists time to share our successes and failures with an educated group from across the country. This type of learning is beneficial because it gives me real world feedback and a broader sense of how other patients are dealing with treatment and results that I would like my patients to achieve.
I have continued my education at the Pankey Institute, which provides facilities that are on the cutting-edge of technology backed by the faculty of dentists that have the knowledge of long-term treatment success. The small group teaching has allowed me to have one-on-one and hands-on experience that is implemented by our team. Their philosophy focuses on providing a patient-centered life time treatment by understanding that even a simple dental cleaning or filling can have effects on the long-term health of a patient. Learn more about the Pankey Institute here.
I have always had a true love for working with my hands and the biology of the human body. Dentistry seemed like the perfect fit for both of those interests! By combining my knowledge and skill with my dedicated team and our patients’ own efforts, we are able to improve dental health and function with ease and comfort. Not a day goes by that I am not pleased to see my patients smile.

Dr. Graziano, Frank

Dr. Graziano has been caring for the dental health of patients for over two decades. Earning a BS in Biology from the University of Connecticut in 1979, he went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine in New York City. After completing a one-year residency at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey, Dr. Graziano opened his own private practice serving Westchester County.

Dr. Green, Rich

Rich Green received his dental degree from Northwestern University in 1966.
He was a early colleague and student of Bob Barkley in Illinois. He had frequent contact with Bob Barkley because of his interest in the behavioral aspects of dentistry.
Rich Green has been associated with The Pankey Institute since its inception, first as a student, then as a Visiting Faculty member beginning in 1974, and finally joining the Institute full time in 1994.
While maintaining his practice in Hinsdale, IL, Rich Green became involved in the management aspects of dentistry and, in 1981, joined Selection Research Corporation (an affiliate of The Gallup Organization) as an associate. This relationship and his interest in management led to his graduation in 1992 with a Masters in Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School in Chicago.
Through his teaching and consulting, Rich provides dentists guidance on leadership development, financial management, staff selection and development, practice positioning, market definition, strategic planning, transitions, and human relations.
He is one of the profession’s clear and congruent voices on the behavioral aspects of patient care and practice management, as well as the development of a personal philosophy to guide and shape one’s dental practice.
Rich Green also has an intimate perception of the health care process because of his life long management of his diabetes. This has led him to a deeper understanding of the role that compassion and caring plays in the doctor’s and the patient’s role in healing.
Rich lives with his wife Linda in Sanibel, Florida and Glen Arbor, Michigan, depending on the season. They have a blended family with four children and enjoy six grandchildren. Biking, walking, swimming, sailing, and singing remain favorite activities.

Dr. Gregg, William

Dr. William Gregg, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in Laguna Niguel, CA. Dr. Gregg completed a residency at University of California At Los Angeles. He currently practices at Premiere Care A Medical Corp.

Dr. Hagood, Johnson

Since 1991, Dr. Hagood has provided contemporary dental services to the Vero Beach area, and utilizes the latest in dental techniques, technology, and materials. He has advanced training and credentials in the areas of preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, TMJ disorder treatment, and implant dentistry. He has extensive experience in whole mouth restoration for predictably long-lasting optimal health, function, and appearance.
A native of North Carolina, Dr. Hagood earned a B.S. degree in Biology from East Carolina University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. His professional achievements are numerous, making him one of the highest credentialed dentists in the United States. He has completed hundreds of hours of advanced dental education, including numerous courses at The Pankey InstituteThe Dawson AcademySpear Education, and The Eubank Institute. He is the author of numerous articles in dental journals and a frequent lecturer on advanced dental procedures.

Dr. Charles-Haigler, Mary

After her graduation from Laurens District 55 High School, Mary Charles Haigler, DMD, MS attended Winthrop University, where she graduated with a BS in Biology. Dr. Haigler went on to the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine, earning her Doctorate. While attending, she was an active member of the American Student Dental Association, Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, and the American Association of Women Dentists. She received honors, including the National Council Scholastic Achievement Award from Psi Omega and membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.
Dr. Haigler completed the Essentials Courses at the Pankey Institute and embraces their dental philosophy that focuses on knowing each patient and providing the best care she can. This level of focus also helps to ensure that every patient is treated with individual care and attention.
Dr. Haigler has made learning about the many sources and types of orofacial (head and neck) pain a priority so that she can better serve patients with TMD (TMJ disorder), headache, sleep disordered breathing (obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea), bruxism (clenching/grinding), neuropathic pain, and other oral pathologies that are causing patients to suffer.
She completed a Continuum in Orofacial Pain at Louisiana State University’s Dental School, as well as a postdoctoral Masters degree in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine from the University of Southern California’s Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.
Her model of practice is to provide a thorough review of medical history, chief complaint, and a physical exam, followed by diagnostic tests or further referrals. Next, a diagnosis can be given so that will be treatments tailored to your individual needs.

Dr. Harkin, Laura

Dr. Laura Sheaffer Harkin graduated Cum-Laude from Franklin and Marshall College with a major in mathematics and a minor in flute performance.  After a short career in the actuarial sciences, Dr. Harkin chose to return to school in pursuit of taking over her grandfather’s and father’s dental practice.  She graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 2008 and continues to fulfill her personal commitment to life-long learning.


In 2016, the Academy of General Dentistry awarded Dr. Harkin with her Mastership at their annual meeting in Boston, MA.  In addition to devoting over 1,100 hours of study to various dental specialties, Dr. Harkin passed a rigorous examination.  In 2021, she anticipates the receipt of her Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (LLSR) which constitutes an additional 500 hours of study and 100 volunteer/service hours.


Dr. Harkin is an integral member of the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL.  The Pankey Institute is a non-profit organization, which is dedicated to providing dentists with the learning of patient-centered, comprehensive care.  Dr. Harkin is both an Advisor to the Board of Directors and a Visiting Faculty Member.  Her teaching duties include, but are not limited to, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), head and neck musculature, occlusion, splint therapy, and the Pankey Philosophy.  In 2020, Dr. Harkin joined the ranks of forty-five, fellow Pankey Scholars; the Pankey Scholar Program is a self-developmental program centered around clinical competency, behavioral studies, and practice management.  Additionally, Dr. Harkin is a member of a study club associated with the Institute called Three Knots.


Dr. Harkin has incorporated the lost art of cast gold restorations into her practice, since attending the Tucker Institute in Seattle, WA, in 2016.  She is currently a member of the First Casting Club in Pennsylvania, which is mentored by Dr. Bruce Small of Princeton, NJ.  At each study session, she prepares and restores a cast gold inlay or onlay for a member of her patient family.  This experience enables her to critique her hand skills and master the intricate, restorative technique developed by Dr. Richard V. Tucker.  Dr. Harkin operated at her first, international, Academy of R.V. Tucker Study Clubs Annual Meeting in Morgantown, WV, in 2019.


Dr. Harkin gives back professionally through the following organizations: Dental Access Lancaster County (DALCO), the Water Street Rescue Mission, and Missions of Mercy in Pennsylvania (MOM-n-PA).  Through the DALCO program, she delivers comprehensive care to up to five patients per year at her office and with the help of her team.  The patients are screened by the local hospital for financial need; their commitment is a nominal fee of $10 per visit.  Several times per year, Dr. Harkin and her team also provide restorative, preventative, and periodontal services in the dental clinic at Water Rescue Mission in Lancaster, PA; this is a homeless shelter committed to restoring lives through “rescue and renewal.”  Finally, Missions of Mercy is an annual, 2-day, free dental clinic for the underserved at which Dr. Harkin and her team have served.


On a personal level, Dr. Harkin is a committed board member at the Lancaster Country Day School, her alma mater and children’s school.  She has also served as President for the New Holland Rotary Club.  Dr. Harkin values her time with her husband Sean and her children Denis and Lianne.  She loves evening runs, reading, and playing her flute and piano.

Dr. Hart, Steve

Dr. Steve Hart received his degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston and has practiced full time in Chapel Hill since 1982.  Dr. Hart teaches advanced courses to practicing dentists throughout the world who travel to the prestigious L.D. Pankey Dental Institute in Florida to continue their professional development.
Dr. Hart is committed to practicing state-of-the-art dentistry.  He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a distinctive honor for dentists, and is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, American Equilibration Society, and the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.  In 1986 he was a co-founder and President of the Triangle Temporomandibular Disorders Study Group. He teaches and has lectured at the UNC School of Dentistry and is highly active in continuing education.

Dr. Hess, Timothy

Dr. Hess is a graduate of the University of Alberta and completed his DDS degree from the University of Washington in 1994. He is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry, Affiliate Faculty in Oral Medicine and the Director of the Tucker Institute at the UW School of Dentistry. He currently lectures on implant failures due to restorative techniques, operative techniques, zirconia restorations as well as facial aesthetics including the topics of Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers.
Dr. Hess has been published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, IJOMI, CJRDP, Decisions in Dentistry and Operative Dentistry. He has presented at the ADA Annual Meeting, the AGD Annual Meeting, Pacific Northwest Dental Conference, International Academy of Gnathology, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics and the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics.
He is a Past-President of the Seattle-King County Dental Society. Dr. Hess is a Member of Academy of Operative Dentistry, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentist and has received his Life Long Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a Member of the International Academy of Gnathology and an Active Member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. Hollar, Susan

Susan Hollar is a Texas native who began her career as a dentist first by earning a dental hygiene degree in 1975, then moving on to earn her dental degree in 1980 from Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Hollar is an expert in advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry and has won numerous awards and accolades from her peers. She has maintained a private practice in Arlington, Texas since 1982, where she limits her practice to restorative and cosmetic procedures. She is the only dentist to have been voted Best Cosmetic Dentist by her peers in Fort Worth MagazineTexas Monthly, and D Magazine in 2005 – 2019!

Dr. Hunt, Amy

Dr. Amy Hunt is a native of Vero Beach, Florida. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the UNC School of Dentistry in 1991 and currently serves on the board of directors for the UNC Alumni Association. She has served as president of the Fifth District Dental Society and volunteers regularly to treat patients through the Donated Dental Services program.
Dr. Amy’s passion for continuing education and lifelong learning led her and Dr. Richard to participate in thousands of hours of advanced continuing education. Her goal is to create a dental practice committed to personalized care. She has completed the rigorous curriculum at two prestigious institutions – The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Education. Dr. Hunt is also an active member of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Hunt, Richard

Dr. Richard Hunt is a native of Rocky Mount, NC, and represents the third generation of dentists in the Hunt family. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. Dr. Richard has served his profession as president of the NC Dental Society and the Dental Foundation of N.C. He is a director & past-chair of the LD Pankey Foundation and was a former chair of the Dental Assisting National Board.
Dr. Hunt realizes the importance of lifelong learning and attends over 100 hours of continuing education every year in order to remain knowledgeable about current topics and techniques in his profession. In turn, he also enjoys teaching other dentists about the joy, happiness, and satisfaction that can be achieved through patient care based on a trusting relationship and clinical excellence.

Dr. Ikemiya, Steve

Dr. Ikemiya was born and raised in the Central Valley. He worked towards a degree in Zoology at Fresno State and then graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1990. In addition to all general dental procedures, his areas of specialty are TMD therapy, Esthetic dentistry, and Sleep Apnea therapy. He is a member of 6 study clubs in order to remain current in the latest innovations and techniques in dentistry. He is actively involved with the Pankey Institute, dentistry’s leading center of continuing education. He has served as an Advisor and board Member, and is currently a member of the visiting faculty at the Pankey Institute. He has been asked to present to other study clubs and at major dental meetings throughout the United States. Dr. Ikemiya is also a member of the American Dental AssociationCalifornia Dental Association and Monterey Bay Dental Society. Dr. Ikemiya and his wife have three children and thoroughly enjoy all that life on the Monterey Peninsula has to offer. His personal interests include golf, wine collecting, travel, and photography.

Ms. Kay, Sheri

Having worked with hundreds of practices Sheri Kay has a deep appreciation for the complexity and diverse challenges that it takes to develop a high-performing team. With her engaging and lively approach, Sheri inspires each person involved in a practice to find their voice and learn to be the best version of themselves that they can be. It truly does take a team to build a thriving practice, and Sheri has a special talent for coaching and developing individuals to their potential.
Sheri’s experience in the dental field began in 1980 as a dental assistant for a pediatric practice. Over the years she literally worked her way through every position in the office including graduating from hygiene school in 1994. Sheri’s passion for the success of a dental office drew her to post-graduate studies in Organizational Development and Strength-Based Coaching, and she enjoys being on the learning edges of Positive Psychology and Neuroscience. Voted one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Practice Magazine in 2011, Sheri continues to support practices across North America through speaking, coaching, and facilitating study clubs.

Dr. Kellogg, Sara

Dr. Sara Kellogg is proud to provide all aspects of comprehensive dentistry to Jackson county and surrounding areas. She loves practicing patient-centered dentistry and partnering with her patients to create customized, comprehensive individualized care. Dr. Kellogg believes that while in her care, patients should feel safe, well-informed and heard. She believes that optimal oral health is critically important and that everyone should have the opportunity to fully understand their own state of health.
Dr. Kellogg is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She graduated near the top of her class and was awarded the Comprehensive Care Award by her faculty members. Immediately following dental school, she completed a residency program at the University of Michigan and VA Hospitals in Ann Arbor. She continues to be actively involved with her alma mater as a member of the Board of Governors at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Kellogg is a Michigan native and has practiced in the greater Jackson area since the onset of her career. She grew up in a small town in the ‘thumb’ of Michigan and has always loved being a small-town girl.
Dr. Sara is married and is the proud mother of two children, Trenton and Devyn. When she isn’t practicing dentistry, she loves spending time with her family and friends. She takes great joy in chasing her children around all of their activities and in particular loves watching them play sports. She loves being involved and enjoys coaching her daughter’s basketball team. In her (limited) spare time, she loves traveling, reading, running outside and on her Peloton!

Dr. Kidder, Glenn

Glenn M. Kidder, DDS is a facial pain specialist in private practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans. He is also
a long time member of the visiting faculty at the Pankey Institute where he concentrates
his efforts on the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ and occlusal disorders. He is a Diplomat
in his field, has several fellowships and is published. He has served in leadership roles
in his profession, community and church.

Dr. Kidder, Liz

Dr. Elizabeth “Liz” Kidder grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended Marquette University for her undergraduate studies. She graduated from The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2006 and completed a one-year residency in general dentistry at the VA hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
After practicing for ten years, Dr. Liz sold her practice in Minnesota and moved to Baton Rouge to be with her husband, Dr. Dustin Kidder. Dr. Liz is a member of a number of dental organizations

Dr. Kinciad, James

James C. Kincaid, DDS of Atlanta, Georgia holds a BA degree from Vanderbilt University and graduated from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1970.
From the earliest years of his dental practice, Dr. Kincaid has devoted time to teaching and mentoring younger dentists. He has been a member of the Visiting Faculty of the L.D. Pankey Institute since 1982, where he currently leads a faculty team in a five-day post-graduate program focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with complex dental problems. Dr. Kincaid has also served on the Curriculum Committee, The Advisory Board and the Board of Directors (10 years).

Dr. Kleive, Mark

Dr. Mark Kleive DDS (most of his patients call him Mark), is devoted to excellence in dentistry. This passion has led to a clear understanding of both the artistry and science of what it means to be a dentist.  Ideal tooth repair and dental care combines both natural beauty with predictable and optimal function.
Dr. Kleive believes people deserve better than to be treated like items on an assembly line and ensures each patient receives personal one-on-one attention. He has a genuine interest in each patient and takes the time to listen to individual circumstances before giving a treatment recommendation. After all, no one knows your mouth like you do.  He believes superior dental care means including you in the planning of your treatment. Patient education is the cornerstone of the planning process. Working as a team with each patient means making plans according to your goals and offering experienced recommendations. Listen and watch actual patient stories of people who have come to Dr. Kleive to seek relief and remedies for their teeth and gums.
Dr. Kleive embraces his role as a comprehensive healthcare provider. His dental treatment philosophy reflects his desire to educate people to experience first-hand how the health of their mouth directly affects their general health.

Dr. Kwiecien, Kevin

Bio coming soon.

Mr. Lavicka, John

John is the second generation owner and president of Dental Ceramics Inc, since 1988. In 2006, John founded The Center for Exceptional Practices; an ADA CERP and AGD PACE certified facility designed to enable restorative dentists to achieve higher levels of success in clinical practice through lecture and hands-on programs. He has devoted more than 30 years to developing a dental laboratory that focuses on exceptional services- combining art, science and technology with personal attention and care.
John is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is an alumni, a visiting faculty, and on the Board of The Pankey Institute. John is also the founder of the Akron/Cleveland based Pankey Learning Group. He is a member of numerous study clubs; the Spear Study Clubs, Seattle Study Clubs, Northeast Ohio ITI Study Club, Cleveland Comprehensive Care Study Club, and the Akron Dental Society.

Dr. Lee, Michelle

Dr. Michelle Lee is very proud to provide all aspects of comprehensive dentistry which includes Restorative, Cosmetic, TMD, and Sleep Apnea treatment to the Fleetwood and Berks county areas. She is passionate about providing excellent patient-centered, comprehensive dentistry to her patients, and strives to provide gentle and customized dental care. She is committed to relationship-based and patient-centered care. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine with a one-year post-graduate General Practice Residency Program at the Abington Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Litvak, Cliff

Dr. Clifford S. Litvak, a comprehensive restorative dentist, graduated with honors from the University of Colorado School Of Dental Medicine in 1981. In addition to working in private practice in the Denver area for the past 33 years, during that time, Dr. Litvak has also been on the teaching faculty as an Associate Clinical Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.
A Denver native, Dr. Litvak holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University.
Professionally, Dr. Litvak has been elected to the dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) and The Pierre Fauchard Academy, an international dental honor society, whose nomination and membership are based on the practitioner’s high degree of professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Additionally, he has been awarded fellowship into the Academy of General Dentistry and has been elected by his colleagues as a fellow to the esteemed American College of Dentists, where he has served as president of the Colorado chapter.
Locally, Dr. Litvak is active in the Colorado Dental Association (CDA) and the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society (MDDS).
Driven by a love for knowledge, Dr. Litvak completes numerous continuing education programs each year. Most notably, Dr. Litvak has completed the entire curriculum of advanced education at the prestigious L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Key Biscayne, Florida, and has been serving as a Visiting Faculty Member at the Institute for the last 18 years.

Dr. Logan, Scott

After receiving his B.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University in 1979, Dr. Logan moved to Dallas to pursue his professional education at Baylor College of Dentistry. There he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. After receipt of his dental degree, he chose to complete an additional year of training at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City where he received his General Practice Residency certificate. He was presented the “Outstanding Service Award” by the hospital for his year of service there.
To provide his patients with outstanding service and care, Dr. Logan is committed to being a continuous student in dentistry. He regularly attends advanced dental education courses to expand his knowledge and stay current with the rapid innovations in his field. Dr. Logan received postgraduate training at the L.D. Pankey Institute, recognized worldwide for its excellence in advanced technical dentistry and in 1997 was invited and has been serving as part of their Visiting Teaching Faculty.  There he assists in instructing dentists from all over the world at the Institute’s facility in Key Biscayne, Florida.
Because of his continuous studies in advanced education, Dr. Logan has attained the level of Master from the Academy of General Dentistry.  Less than 2% of dentists in America ever attain this level of recognition.  He is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Oral Systemic Health,  American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Southwest Prosthodontic Society, Baylor College of Dentistry Alumni Association and is a Fellow in the International College of Dentists.
Dr. Logan has made significant contributions to the field of dentistry by serving in numerous capacities at both the local and state levels of the Texas Dental Association. He has served as President for both the Brazos Valley District Dental Society and the Brazos Valley Academy of General Dentistry. In addition, he served as a delegate to the House of Delegates for the Texas Dental Association. He was presented the Brazos Valley “Young Dentist of the Year” award in 1991, was chosen by his colleagues as one of a select few to be honored as a “Texas Super Dentists” by Texas Monthly magazine for the last ten plus years and was nominated for “Texas Dentist of the Year” for the Texas Academy of General Dentistry in 2010. 
Dr. Logan and his wife Janet were married in 1985 and have been blessed with two beautiful children – their daughter Kinsey and son Kirby. They have lived in Huntsville since 1985 when his dental practice began. He served as a deacon at the Huntsville Church of Christ for over twenty years and is currently involved with teaching a variety of biblical classes at the Woodland Oaks Church of Christ. His love for people and attention to superior service compliments his professional expertise as he works with patients to enrich their lives through beautiful smiles.

Dr. Macias, Roger

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Macias attended Catholic elementary school and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1975 and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from St. Mary’s University. He continued his dental education at the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School at San Antonio and graduated in 1983. While establishing his private practice, Dr. Macias was an assistant professor in the Department of General Practice at the UT Dental School from 1983 until 1989.
A great love of sports drove Dr. Macias to become involved with sports dentistry, having served as the team dentist for the San Antonio Spurs.
He is also a dentist for the San Antonio Rampage, the WNBA San Antonio Silver Stars, the San Antonio Missions Baseball Club as well as numerous college universities and high schools in the south Texas area. This love of sports was a natural fit to become part of the Texas Center for Athletes project. Dr. Macias began his current practice with the intent to provide patients with customized care and professional results.

Dr. Malone, Stephen

Dr. Stephen Malone received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of Louisville in 1994 and has practiced dentistry in Knoxville for over 20 years. He believes in the value of continuing dental education and has pursued hands-on and mentored advanced dental education every year since earning his doctorate. He participates in multiple dental study clubs and professional organizations, where he has taken a leadership role.
Among the continuing education programs he has attended, The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education is noteworthy. He was the youngest dentist to earn the status of Pankey Scholar at this world-renowned post-doctoral educational institution, and he is a member of its visiting faculty, a lead faculty member, as well as an Essentials Coordinator.

Dr. Mazzola, Chris

Christopher Mazzola was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate studies where he graduated with honors with a Chemical Engineering Degree. During his undergraduate studies he conducted researched with dental school faculty on materials to aid in patients healing after dental surgery. He then continued his education at Michigan where he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. While in dental school he was awarded the University of Michigan American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Award for his research in the clinical application of CAD/CAM technology in dentistry. Prior to joining Traverse Dental Associates, Dr. Chris owned a practice in Colorado Springs, CO where he was named one of the areas 2013 TopDentists™. Dr. Chris has continued with education focusing on communication and technology in the private practice. He has served as an instructor and mentor for new graduates focusing on patient interactions and Cerec CAD/CAM Technology. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Christina, his children Baylor and Eliana, and his three dogs Isabelle, Lola, and Aspen. He tries to stay active through competitive crossfit, golfing, running, and skiing. Dr. Chris is looking forward to watching his family grow in the amazing community that is Traverse City!

Dr. McDonald, Edwin

Dr. Edwin McDonald believes that success comes when he invests his time and energy into other people. Whether it’s through his dentistry, writing, teaching or spending time with people, he feels successful when he can help others excel.

Dr. Edwin A. McDonald III received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Economics from Midwestern State University. He earned his DDS degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. Dr. McDonald has completed extensive training in dental implant dentistry through the University of Florida Center For Implant Dentistry. He has also completed extensive esthetic dentistry training through various programs including the Seattle Institute.

In addition, Dr. McDonald has lectured before organizations such as The Yankee Dental Congress, The Chicago Mid-Winter Dental Meeting, The Texas Dental Association, and The Southwest Dental Conference. He has also authored a series of articles for Dental Economics and other dental journals.

Dr. McDonald is a Past Board Chairman of the Plano Family YMCA and has been a volunteer with Serving Him International Healthcare Ministries including missionary trips to Braila, Romania.

Dr. Melkers, Michael

Bio coming soon.

Dr. Muench, Kevin

Bio coming soon.

Ms. Osborne, Mary

Mary Osborne has worked in dentistry for over forty years. She brings to her work the experience of day-to-day, hands-on clinical dentistry as well as a wide range of knowledge gained in working with dental practices around the world. Mary’s education and experience as a dental hygienist and patient facilitator help her to understand both the rewards and challenges of practicing dentistry. Her love of learning, and deep belief in personal and professional growth through authentic communication have made her a respected and admired advisor to dentists and their teams for many years.
Mary has been a lifelong student of effective communication. As a mother, she sought insights into how to communicate authentically and clearly with her children. As a hygienist she came to understand the importance of becoming a change agent, helping patients pursue health. As a facilitator, she has learned the power of speaking thoughtfully and listening carefully to create a safe environment in which people can grow and learn.
Mary is known internationally as a writer and speaker on patient care and communication. Her writing has been acclaimed in respected print and online publications. She is widely known at dental meetings in the U.S., Canada, and Europe as a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker. Her passion for dentistry inspires individuals and groups to bring the best of themselves to their work, and to fully embrace the difference they make in the lives of those they serve.

Dr. Owen, Glenda

Dr. Owen has been in practice since 1981 when she graduated from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. She also has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from UT Austin (1971) and a Master in Public Health from UT School of Public Health in Houston (1974). Prior to dental school, she worked as the Public Information Officer for the City of Houston Health Department. Dr. Owen, after working as an associate in two different practices, opened her own solo practice in 1995. She is a lifelong learner, often completing 100+ hours of continuing education each year. She is on the faculty and the boards of advisors and directors of the L.D. Pankey Institute for continuing dental education and has been on the faculty of Spear Education, dental continuing education institute. In addition, she was part-time faculty at UT School of Dentistry, Houston, 1982 -1990. She currently serves on the board of the Greater Houston Dental Society and chairs the scholarship committee. In addition to the local, state and national dental associations and the Academy of General Dentistry, she has been inducted into the American and the International Colleges of Dentistry. When she is not at the office, Dr. Owen enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling. She and her husband, Kevin Dubose, an appellate attorney, have been married since 1981. They have two grown sons, Travis and Ryan, and have lived in a 1907 Victorian house in the Heights since 1982. Travis and his wife, Rachel, have a daughter, Grace, who was born in March 2016. Ryan and his fiancé Carolyn Hippard, will be married in October.

Dr. Patrick, Ben

Dr. Patrick received his undergraduate education at The University of Georgia in Athens. He continued his education at the Medical College of Georgia, where he graduated from the School of Dentistry in 1975 with a DMD. He currently teaches and is on the visiting faculty at the L. D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Education, a prestigious postgraduate dental education institution in Miami, FL. Additionally, Dr. Patrick attends many hours of continuing education each year, far exceeding the number of hours required by the Georgia Board of Dentistry.
As an experienced restorative and cosmetic dentist with a solid history of serving Athens, Dr. Patrick values the patient/doctor relationship. He views dentistry as more than clinical excellence, state-of-the-art technology, and business. To maintain his dedication to one-on-one patient care, he keeps his practice small and intimate so that he can invest in building relationships with every patient.
Away from the office and school, Dr. Patrick is involved in a number of community activities. He also enjoys physical fitness, water skiing, sports (he is a loyal Bulldog), reading, and spending time with his wife and family.

Dr. Platt, George

Dr. Platt maintains a relationship-centered private practice in general dentistry in Little Rock, Arkansas.  He graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in 1984.  He began his journey with the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in 1995 and was invited to join the Visiting Faculty in 2010.
Dr. Platt served on the ADA Committee of the New Dentist.  He also lectured on behalf of the ADA, delivering the ADA Success seminar, an all-day practice management program to dental students.
Dr. Platt enjoys mentoring dentists, helping them to develop and enjoy the dental practice of their dreams. He currently lectures on temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction and treatment, as well as leadership skills to allow dentists to achieve optimal care for their patients.
Dr. Platt is married to Dinah and has two sons, Brian and Phillip.  Both of his sons are proud graduates of the University of Arkansas and are currently in dental school at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Portenoy, Brad

Dr. Portenoy earned his D.D.S. with Thesis Honors in Behavioral Science from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a Pankey Scholar, visiting faculty of the LD Pankey Institute and holds a position of advisor in the LD Pankey Foundation.

Dr. Puksa, Andrew

Andrew Puksa was born in Toronto, Ontario and moved to Ancaster, Ontario at a young age. After completing his Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences degree he graduated from the University of Toronto’s Dentistry program amongst the top of his class. After graduating in 2008, Andrew moved to Thunder Bay seeking close proximity to one of his biggest passions, the outdoors. He continues to develop his knowledge and skill through continuing education courses at a world renowned education facility, the Pankey Institute. His goal is to provide a comprehensive and individualized approach to his dental care with a focus on occlusion. When he is not working, Andrew spends his time with his family and taking advantage of the outdoor opportunities Thunder Bay has to offer. He is particularly passionate about fishing, hunting and photography.

Dr. Raymond, Loyle

Dr. Loyle D. Raymond (most of his patients call him Dr. Buzz) considers it a privilege to serve people through dentistry. For thirty years, his caring personality and excellent dental skills have created a reputable practice where patients feel comfortable and secure. Dr. Buzz builds trusted relationships with his patients through honest and open communication. His primary goal is to enhance smiles with technical precision and artistry, while improving the overall dental and medical health of his patients.
Dr. Buzz employed a highly trained team of professionals whose focus is to ensure the best possible outcome for all who visit his office. He helps teach and mentor other dentists at the Pankey Institute. Dr. Buzz’s mentors have included some of the finest dentists in the world. He continues to give back by mentoring and teaching dentists throughout the United States and Canada. In 2013, Dr. Buzz was given the honor of being named a Dental Hero by his peers at the Pankey Institute.

Dr. Rogers, Mike

A graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry, I have spent the last 22 years developing my abilities to restore patients to the dental health they desire. That development includes continuing education exceeding 100+ hours a year, training through the Pankey Institute curriculum and one-on-one training with many of dentistry’s leaders.
​Through my career, I’ve served a Assistant Clinical Professor in Restorative Sciences at Baylor College of Dentistry, received my Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and currently serve as Visiting Faculty at the Pankey Institute. I have used all of that passion and dedication to serve patients in the same practice for 22 years in Arlington, Texas.
​One of my favorite aspects of dentistry is creating a customized plan to help patients achieve their dental health goals by hearing each patient’s story. Not only seeing the care they need but knowing the person that needs it. I look forward to that challenge with every patient I see.

Dr. Sander, Todd

Dr. Todd Sander is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the School of Dentistry at Temple University, and a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency with the US Army at Fort Jackson, SC. He completed three years of active duty with the US Army Dental Corps and served in Iraq for 11 months.
Dr. Sander completed more than 450 hours of postgraduate training at the Pankey Institute for Advance Dental Education and is one of only three dentists in the Charleston area to hold such a distinction. Founded in 1960, Pankey Institute is a nonprofit educational center that works to promote optimal dental care. Learn more about the Pankey Institute. In addition to the Pankey Institute, Dr. Sander is also affiliated with the American Dental Association, the South Carolina Dental Association , the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Scherb, Michael

Dr. Scherb is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry with a special award presented to him in restorative dentistry. He has practiced dentistry in the Jupiter area since 1989. He is a certified member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and former president of the North Palm Beach County Dental Association.
He has been awarded Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, which requires over 500 hours of continuing education and the passing of a written exam.
He has completed all the continuums at The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and is currently one of the teaching faculty. Dr. Scherb was granted Pankey Scholar status in 2002, an honor that has been conferred to less than 50 doctors in the world. Other studies include The Concept of
Complete Dentistry seminars with Dr. Peter Dawson, Predictable Dentistry seminars with Dr. Bill Strupp, Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education with Dr. Frank Spear, and numerous other courses with the world’s top clinicians. He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic
Dr. Scherb has been a resident of Palm Beach County all his life He is married to his lovely wife Dawn and has three children-Clinton, a Sheriff for Palm Beach County and United States Marine, Jade, and Summer. He would like to thank all of them for their inspiration.

Mr. Schiner, Brit

Bio coming soon.

Dr. Shigaki, Christine

Christine Shigaki started in dentistry in 1989 as a dental assistant/front office person, while completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington. In 1994, she graduated with honors from The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA. Dr. Shigaki, a native of Seattle, started building her practice from scratch in 1995 and opened Belltown Dental in 2003. As a life-long student of dentistry, she strives to provide relationship-based, comprehensive care, that is appropriate and optimal for every client. A lifelong learner, she is involved with several dental study clubs and continues coursework of various continuing education, including classes at the distinguished Pankey Institute, where she started her coursework in 1999 and is currently an advisor and faculty member. She is also a member of the distinguished Pierre Fauchard Academy, The Academy of General Dentistry, along with local (SKCDS), state (WSDA) and nation wide (ADA)  dental organizations. She has served as a delegate to the state association from 2012-2019 and continues to serve in several committees at her local, Seattle King County Dental Society.  Christine also facilitates teams and mentors dentists, as one of her passions is helping teams build healthy, resilient, and relevant organizations that are built on diversity, inclusion and collaboration. She enjoys the work/life balance that dentistry allows her and hopes that others can find their joy in dentistry. When not at the office or teaching/studying dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and extensive extended family. She enjoys community service, being involved in her children’s activities, yoga, reading, various outdoor activities and cooking.

Dr. Shull, Frankie

Dr. Shull is a native of Lexington, South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry. Following dental school, he completed a General Practice Residency at Palmetto Health Richland.
Dr. Shull is both a past president of the Greater Columbia Dental Association and the SC Academy of General Dentistry.  He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and is a faculty member at Palmetto Health Richland Department of Dentistry and the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry.  Dr. Shull is also on the teaching faculty at the L.D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida where he teaches dentists from all around the world about aesthetic dentistry.  He has been published in many dental journals and recently contributed to a textbook on comprehensive dentistry.  Dr. Shull lectures throughout the U.S. on aesthetics, dental materials and photography.
He lives in Lexington and enjoys spending time on the water with his family.

Dr. Sorenson, Dale

Dale Sorenson attended Wabash College for his undergraduate education where he earned All-American honors in swimming. He received his dental degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1981. From 2012, he served as the Director of Essentials Education at the Pankey Institute being responsible for the curriculum and Faculty of the four core Essentials classes. In addition, he also serves as a Lead Visiting Faculty at the Pankey Institute being awarded the designation of Pankey Scholar. He is an examiner for the CDCA-WREB-CITA testing agency for dental and dental hygiene candidates and served 9 years on the Indiana State Board of Dentistry. He was appointed to sit on the Board of Directors of the L.D. Pankey Foundation and is a Class One Triple Plus Club member. He previously was Chairman of the Provost Committee at the Pankey Institute which served the Executive Director and is a past president of the Pankey Alumni Association. He was inducted into the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and is an active member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Equilibration Society, Fellow in the American College of Dentists, Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, ADA, IDA and Indianapolis District Dental Society. He is a recognized speaker and educator and has lectured throughout the United States and Canada and has published many articles in various journals and publications.

Dr. Spreen, Robert

Dr. Robert Spreen, DDS is a Dentistry Practitioner in Bellevue, WA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Indiana University / School of Dentistry medical school in 1976.

Dr. Stadem, Paul

Dr. Stadem spent the early years of his life in Twin Valley Minnesota and graduated high school from Crookston Minnesota. After high school, he attended Moorhead State College and received a degree in biology. He was then accepted to the University of Minnesota Dental School and graduated in 1980. He was awarded the Alpha Omega award for attaining the highest scholastic standing in his graduating dental class.
After dental school graduation, Dr. Stadem and his wife DeeDee opened a dental practice in East Grand Forks. Since graduation, Dr. Stadem has continued his studies with the Dawson Academy and the Pankey Institute and as a member of the American Equilibration Society. He also attends many continuing education meetings each year and is an active member in two dental study clubs. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association and the Northwest District Dental Society.
Dr. Stadem has two grown children, Nicholas in Minneapolis and Erica in the Washington D.C. area. In his free time he enjoys spending time at the lake with his family and is an avid outdoorsman.
Dr. Stadem feels truly blessed with a wonderfully supportive staff and to practice a profession that he loves. He and his staff are grateful for the many patients who place their trust in them for their dental care.

Dr. Swan, David

Dr. Swan graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1984 and completed his General Practice Residency training in 1985 at Sinai Hospital of Detroit.  He has accumulated nearly 3,000 hours of post-doctoral continuing dental education since that time, including extensive training at the Center for Professional Development, The Misch International Implant Institute, the Pikos Institute, and the L.D. Pankey Institute.  He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Misch Implant Institute, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a Pankey Scholar.  Dr. Swan began his journey as a Pankey participant in 1994 and has acted as Visiting Faculty for the Becker Masters series, Essentials 2, and is the current coordinator for the Pankey Scholar Program. He also holds an appointment as adjunct faculty at Michigan’s dental school.  Dr. Swan is the senior parter at Traverse Dental Associates (TDA), a five-doctor group where all of the principals and associates are Pankey trained dentists.  Dr. Swan enjoys playing music (bass guitar and singing) and, most notably, founded the band Smooth Crossover composed of several members of the Pankey family.  Dr. Swan and his wife, Dr. Lynn Swan (M.D.) raised their four grown children on the shores of pristine Grand Traverse Bay.

Mr. Takacs, Gary

Gary Takacs is a well-known presence in dental practice consulting. He brings deep knowledge of the individual elements of business success together with genuine compassion for the dilemma of the dentist in today’s insurance-driven culture. As the host of a couple of podcast series, Gary guides dental professionals to a healthier practice style that lets them deliver hallmark-level quality of care.
As co-owner of a dental practice, Gary has first-hand experience in making the transformation from high-volume/low fee insurance dependency to a fee for service model. His lively discussions run the gamut from eye-opening lessons in cost accounting to communication that shows consumers what they have to gain from a patient-centric practice.
He is a published author, progressive rock fan, biker, businessman, and a family man – Gary Takacs always has unique perspectives to share.

Dr. Tonelli, Steve

Dr. Tonelli is a 1980 graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. In 1981, he completed a general practice residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Memorial Hospital in Worcester, MA.
Dr. Tonelli is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, where he serves as an International Councilman. He has been chairman of the oldest honorary dental society in the country, the Academy of Dental Science, as well as the past Chairman of the J. Murray Gavel Lectureship at the Forsyth Dental Institute. In 2016 Dr. Tonelli received the ICD’s District 1 Distinguished Service Award as well as the Massachusetts Dental Society’s highest honor The Etherington Award. In 2021, Dr. Tonelli was honored by the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association for 40 years of service to the School of Dental Medicine, the University, and the dental profession. 
Involved in organized dentistry at both the local, state, and national level as chair of the E. Middlesex Dental Society, Dr. Tonelli has served as the Chair of the Yankee Dental Congress and currently as Chair of its Oversight Committee. He has also been a member of the American Dental Association, serving on its Council for Annual Sessions and as the Scientific Chairman in 2001 in Kansas City, MO. He served on the Commission on Dental Accreditation, including a role as Chairman in 2012. He currently serves on the Standing Committee for International Accreditation.
Dr. Tonelli is currently a faculty member of the Pankey Institute of Graduate Dentistry in Key Biscayne, FL, and is also on the Board of Advisors at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society.
Dr. Tonelli is a multiple-year recipient of Boston Magazine’s Top Dentists, Best of Boston Top Dentist Award, and Boston Consumer Checkbook Award Top Dentist.
Dr. Tonelli lives in Charlestown with his wife Peggy who is a Nurse Practitioner in OB/GYN. They have three sons, all of whom graduated from Tufts University: Michael and his wife Nicole and their daughter Charlotte, Andrew who practices at Dental Health Concepts and Patrick and his wife Sarah and their three sons James, William, and Charles. They all enjoy golf, skiing, and other outdoor activities.

Dr. Ward, Charles

After graduating from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2004, he went straight into the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He earned his DDS degree in 2008, and since then, he has completed the Essentials courses and many others at the esteemed Pankey Institute, where he now serves as visiting faculty. He is currently a member of the Maryland State Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Ward, Melody

Dr. Ward’s college career started at the University of California San Diego, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree. She went on to earn her dental degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and continued at the same institution to obtain a Master of Science and Certificate in Periodontics.
Since then, she has fervently pursued continuing education. She currently runs a Spear Study Club and is taking a continuum of courses at the Pankey Institute. She is also part of a dental implant study club and has received training focused on treating infants with lip and tongue ties.

Dr. Ward, Nancy

Dr. Nancy Ward’s forte is aesthetic reconstruction with an emphasis on comprehensive dentistry.  She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 1981. She was half time faculty in the department of Restorative Dentistry after graduation and in private practice.  She practiced full-time starting in 1985 with her husband Dr. Denison Byrne.
Dr. Ward is past president of the Baltimore and Maryland Academy of general dentistry.  She served as national membership chairman of the Academy of general dentistry.  She completed the programs at the L. D. Pankey Institute and has served as visiting faculty since 1992.  She is currently lead faculty for the advanced restorative dentistry course.  After serving as part of the foundation advisers for the Pankey Foundation she served on the board of Directors for 10 years becoming the first woman chairman.
Nancy received her fellowship and mastership in the Academy of General dentistry.  She was the 9th woman to be invited to the prestigious American Academy of Restorative dentistry.
She currently serves as Co-director of the Pankey learning groups.  As part of the U.S. and Global Invisalign faculty, she has the opportunity to train dentists in the US and around the world.
Working with the underserved has long been a passion of Dr. Ward.  She was director of the Helping Up Mission program at the University of Maryland for 7 years.  They provided funds for the men to be able to restore their smile to aid in employment.  She and her husband have gone on many mission trips to Romania and El Salvador.  They had the opportunity to educate dentists in Romania while providing dental care.
Her practice focuses not only on cosmetic dentistry but orthodontics and sleep medicine.

Dr. Warga, George

Dr. Warga has been in private practice for over 30 years in Chicago’s North Shore suburb of Winnetka, IL with an emphasis on prosthetics, implants, cosmetics, TMJ, restorative dentistry and occlusal (bite) function. In addition to restorative dentistry, Dr. Warga offers sleep apnea appliances, Invisalign®, Botox® for therapeutic and cosmetic facial treatments.
Dr. Warga is a national provider of continuing education programs that allow course credit hours for dentists so that they may maintain their licenses. He founded Lifetime Functional and Aesthetic Restorations and professional study clubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis. He lectures and teaches comprehensive dentistry to numerous international and local dental organizations.

Dr. Weiss, Brad

Dr. Weiss first earned a B.A. in Biology and moved on to Indiana University‘s School of Dentistry in Indianapolis where he was awarded the Dentsply International Merit Award for Prosthodontics. Following dental school, Dr. Weiss practiced in Kenilworth and Winnetka and gained experience with Lasers, Computer-Aided Design, and Machined Dentistry. He continued his education at the L.D. Pankey Institute in Florida and is honored to be a part of the Visiting Faculty since 2008. He has also been co-facilitating a study group for dentists interested in developing relationship-based dental offices in Vancouver, B.C. since 2010. He was inducted as a Fellow into the prestigious American College of Dentists in 2012.
Dr. Weiss has held a staff appointment at Evanston Hospital where he oversees residents in Restorative Dentistry since 2004. He was a delegate for the Illinois State Dental Society from 2006-2008. Currently, he serves on the Chicago Dental Society’s mediation committee.

Dr. Wilkerson, DeWitt

Dr. Wilkerson graduated from Emory University (B.S.) and the University of Florida, College of Dentistry (D.M.D.), where he completed a research mentorship under Dr. Parker Mahan, world-renowned authority on facial pain/TMJ disorders. He then joined the Dawson, Roach & DuPont dental practice in 1982.
Dr. Wilkerson’s work emphasizes restorative and esthetic (cosmetic) procedures. He is adept at doing “extreme makeovers” as well as simpler smile enhancement procedures. A perfectionist, he is meticulously dedicated to both the art and science of giving people a beautiful smile.
Having treated several thousand patients for various dental-related problems, Dr. Wilkerson’s expertise has led him to be an extremely popular educator and leader in dentistry. He has trained over 4,000 dentists through hands-on workshops with the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Studies, where he serves as a senior lecturer.

Dr. Wilkins, Talmadge

Talmadge D. Wilkins IV, DMD, FAGD is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry. Before studying dentistry, he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from West Virginia University. At WVU, Dr. Wilkins was a member of its rifle team where he won four NCAA National Championships and earned six All-American honors. During this time, he was also a member of the US Shooting National Team. While he won many national honors, his highest accolade was winning a gold and silver medal for the United States in the 1994 World Championships in Milan, Italy.
After dental school, Dr. Wilkins completed a general practice residency followed by training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, now Augusta University. He is the former Assistant Director of the Medical College of Georgia’s General Practice Residency. Dr. Wilkins has also graduated from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management Executive Management Program.
He is also an alumnus of the prestigious L.D. Pankey Institute where he focused his studies in Advanced Restorative Dental Treatment, Complex Occlusion (Bite) Problems, TMJ Syndromes and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and Aesthetics.  He is a member of the Board of Advisors of The Pankey Institute and serves in various other capacities at the Institute.
Dr. Wilkins has achieved the status as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry which entailed taking 500 hours of additional continuing education, five years of membership meeting the yearly continuing education requirements and then passing a rigorous 8-hour exam. Dr. Wilkins achieved this award in only six years after graduating from dental school. He also has achieved a Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologist, Mastership- in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists.
In 2015, Dr. Wilkins was chosen as one of the top 40 dentists nationally from Incisal Edge Magazine,”40 under 40”, where he was recognized as a leader in the dental field. The dentists were nominated by dental industry experts and vetted by an independent panel, which represented the best of dentistry today, and the promise of even better dentistry for tomorrow.
He is also involved in his profession. Dr. Wilkins has served as a delegate and Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee for the South Carolina Dental Association. Dr. Wilkins has been a key opinion leader (KOL) for PlanMeca Corporation which focuses on CAD CAM dentistry and utilization of CT Scans in dental practice. In the community, he serves as the team dentist for the USC-Aiken Pacer athletics, and a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church.
You will appreciate Dr. Wilkins’ attention to detail and his commitment to his patient’s care. He provides the highest level of quality in a very personal way that makes even the most anxious patients feel at ease in his chair.
Dr. Wilkins utilizes his specialized training to provide a wide range of surgical services, dental implants, and advanced restorative care and he looks forward to many more years of serving the needs of our patients with the highest degree of care, skill and judgment.
He is passionate about delivering excellence in dental care so that his patients can live with optimum dental health throughout their lifetime.
In his free time, Dr. Wilkins enjoys skiing, hunting, fishing, boating, and spending time with his wife, Leah, two children, Witt and Loren Ann, and their dogs, Millie (Golden Retriever) and Trump (Silver Labrador Retriever).