TDA Meeting Speakers

The 2024 TDA Meeting features experts from national dental and business communities presenting on a variety of cutting-edge topics.
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Lea Al Matny, DDS, MS

Dr. Al Matny is a licensed oral and maxillofacial radiologist at See Thru Reports and Clinical Education Specialist at Carestream Dental. She attended the University of Texas Health in San Antonio where she received both a certificate in oral and maxillofacial radiology and a master's degree in dental science. She is a reviewer for oral surgery, oral pathology, oral medicine and oral radiology (OOOO) and actively involved in multiple committees at the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR).

Lea Al Matny, DDS, MS

Dr. Al Matny is a licensed oral and maxillofacial radiologist at See Thru Reports and Clinical Education Specialist at Carestream Dental. She attended the University of Texas Health in San Antonio where she received both a certificate in oral and maxillofacial radiology and a master's degree in dental science. She is a reviewer for oral surgery, oral pathology, oral medicine and oral radiology (OOOO) and actively involved in multiple committees at the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR).

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Philip Balfanz, MD, MBA, FAPA

Dr. Balfanz is board certified in both general and child and adolescent psychiatry. He is in private practice in Kerrville, Texas and is adjunct clinical faculty at the University of Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine. He attended medical school at UTMB in Galveston and completed his residency at UT Southwestern in Dallas.

Philip Balfanz, MD, MBA, FAPA

Dr. Balfanz is board certified in both general and child and adolescent psychiatry. He is in private practice in Kerrville, Texas and is adjunct clinical faculty at the University of Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine. He attended medical school at UTMB in Galveston and completed his residency at UT Southwestern in Dallas.

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Steven D. Bender, DDS

Dr. Bender is a Clinical Associate Professor at Texas A&M School of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas and serves as the director of the Clinical Center for Facial Pain and Sleep Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and has earned Fellowships in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the American Headache Society, and the American College of Dentists.

Steven D. Bender, DDS

Dr. Bender is a Clinical Associate Professor at Texas A&M School of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas and serves as the director of the Clinical Center for Facial Pain and Sleep Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and has earned Fellowships in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the American Headache Society, and the American College of Dentists.

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Marvin W. Berlin, DDS, MAGD, DMP

Dr. Berlin is the founder and senior dentist of McKinneyDentist.com, one of the leading dental practices in North America. His practice has over 1,750 five-star Google reviews. He is Clinical Director of Aesthetics at Heartland Dental, and director of Heartland's Aesthetic Continuum. He received his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, and recently received his MAGD.

Marvin W. Berlin, DDS, MAGD, DMP

Dr. Berlin is the founder and senior dentist of McKinneyDentist.com, one of the leading dental practices in North America. His practice has over 1,750 five-star Google reviews. He is Clinical Director of Aesthetics at Heartland Dental, and director of Heartland's Aesthetic Continuum. He received his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, and recently received his MAGD.

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Christine Blacher, DMD

Dr. Blacher is a global faculty member for Align and a fellow and board member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners. She has a private practice in Allen, Texas and received her dental degree from Midwestern University. She started an Instagram page @queenofinvisalign to share her insights into Invisalign as a general dentist.

Christine Blacher, DMD

Dr. Blacher is a global faculty member for Align and a fellow and board member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners. She has a private practice in Allen, Texas and received her dental degree from Midwestern University. She started an Instagram page @queenofinvisalign to share her insights into Invisalign as a general dentist.

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Laura Braswell, DDS

Dr. Braswell is a periodontist in private practice and owner of Buckhead Periodontics in Atlanta, Georgia. She was on faculty at the Emory University School of Dentistry and currently teaches in the periodontal residency program at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. She is the staff dentist for Zoo Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium, and several non-human primate facilities. She is an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Dentistry.

Laura Braswell, DDS

Dr. Braswell is a periodontist in private practice and owner of Buckhead Periodontics in Atlanta, Georgia. She was on faculty at the Emory University School of Dentistry and currently teaches in the periodontal residency program at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. She is the staff dentist for Zoo Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium, and several non-human primate facilities. She is an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Dentistry.

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Anthony R. Cardoza, DDS, D-ABFO

Dr. Cardoza graduated from Northwestern Dental School in 1985 and maintains a general dental practice in San Diego, California. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology, and has certifications in the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Academy of Clinical Technology, and the World Clinic Laser Institute.

Anthony R. Cardoza, DDS, D-ABFO

Dr. Cardoza graduated from Northwestern Dental School in 1985 and maintains a general dental practice in San Diego, California. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology, and has certifications in the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Academy of Clinical Technology, and the World Clinic Laser Institute.

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Bryce Chandler, DDS, RIA

Dr. Chandler is the owner of Chandler Dental Center in San Antonio where is a practicing dentist. He is also a clinical instructor and lecturer at the Kois Center in Seattle and holds board, chair and director positions in several dental organizations at the local, state and national levels. He is the fund manager for Bentwood Equity and is a Registered Investment Advisor.

Bryce Chandler, DDS, RIA

Dr. Chandler is the owner of Chandler Dental Center in San Antonio where is a practicing dentist. He is also a clinical instructor and lecturer at the Kois Center in Seattle and holds board, chair and director positions in several dental organizations at the local, state and national levels. He is the fund manager for Bentwood Equity and is a Registered Investment Advisor.

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Ron Collins, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Collins has been in private practice for over fifty years. He has published articles and presented numerous lectures on diverse areas of dentistry. He is a volunteer clinical instructor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Ron Collins, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Collins has been in private practice for over fifty years. He has published articles and presented numerous lectures on diverse areas of dentistry. He is a volunteer clinical instructor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Miles R. Cone, DMD, MS, CDT, FACP

Dr. Cone graduated from Tufts Dental School in Boston. He is a military-trained, board certified Prosthodontist with dual certification as a dental technician.

Miles R. Cone, DMD, MS, CDT, FACP

Dr. Cone graduated from Tufts Dental School in Boston. He is a military-trained, board certified Prosthodontist with dual certification as a dental technician.

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Rose Dodson, MSc

Ms. Dodson is the founder and CEO of Sedation Resource, Inc. She is an innovator and entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in business leadership.

Rose Dodson, MSc

Ms. Dodson is the founder and CEO of Sedation Resource, Inc. She is an innovator and entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in business leadership.

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Mark Donaldson, BSP, ACPR, PHARMD, FASHP, FACHE

Dr. Donaldson received his bachelors degree from the University of British Columbia and his Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Washington. He has practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist, clinical coordinator and director of pharmacy services at many healthcare organizations in both Canada and the United States. He is currently Associate Principal of Clinical Pharmacy for Vizient's Advisory Solutions, and lives in Whitefish, Montana. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Dental Association and is the 2016 recipient of the Academy of General Dentistry's Dr. Thaddeus Weclew Award.

Mark Donaldson, BSP, ACPR, PHARMD, FASHP, FACHE

Dr. Donaldson received his bachelors degree from the University of British Columbia and his Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Washington. He has practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist, clinical coordinator and director of pharmacy services at many healthcare organizations in both Canada and the United States. He is currently Associate Principal of Clinical Pharmacy for Vizient's Advisory Solutions, and lives in Whitefish, Montana. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Dental Association and is the 2016 recipient of the Academy of General Dentistry's Dr. Thaddeus Weclew Award.

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Teresa Duncan, MS

Ms. Duncan is a speaker and writer with over 20 years' experience in healthcare. She is the author of "Moving Your Patients to Yes: Easy Insurance Conversations" and has contributed annually to the ADA's CDT Companion Guide. Her podcasts 'Nobody Told Me That!' and 'Chew on This' are resources for dental leaders. She received her master's degree in healthcare management.

Teresa Duncan, MS

Ms. Duncan is a speaker and writer with over 20 years' experience in healthcare. She is the author of "Moving Your Patients to Yes: Easy Insurance Conversations" and has contributed annually to the ADA's CDT Companion Guide. Her podcasts 'Nobody Told Me That!' and 'Chew on This' are resources for dental leaders. She received her master's degree in healthcare management.

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Sarah Eads, PT, DPT, CSCS, TPI

Dr. Eads is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, certified yoga teacher, and strength and conditioning specialist. She has been a practicing physical therapist for 11 years. In 2018, with her business partner David Morales, she opened Method Wellness and Physical Therapy in order to create an environment where patients could receive personalized care in a setting with multiple avenues for wellness.

Sarah Eads, PT, DPT, CSCS, TPI

Dr. Eads is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, certified yoga teacher, and strength and conditioning specialist. She has been a practicing physical therapist for 11 years. In 2018, with her business partner David Morales, she opened Method Wellness and Physical Therapy in order to create an environment where patients could receive personalized care in a setting with multiple avenues for wellness.

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Erin Elliott, DDS

Dr. Elliott graduated from Creighton Dental School in 2003. She maintains a practice in northern Idaho and lectures extensively on dental sleep medicine. She is an active member of the ADA, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Erin Elliott, DDS

Dr. Elliott graduated from Creighton Dental School in 2003. She maintains a practice in northern Idaho and lectures extensively on dental sleep medicine. She is an active member of the ADA, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

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Keith A. Evans, DMD, MS

Dr. Evans is currently Clinical Assistant Faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. He has been a full-time private practicing endodontist in Bloomington, IL since completing his endodontic residency in 2004. He is a certified lecturer and member of the Real World Endo Board of Advisors. He lectures internationally and participates in mission trips to Honduras.

Keith A. Evans, DMD, MS

Dr. Evans is currently Clinical Assistant Faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. He has been a full-time private practicing endodontist in Bloomington, IL since completing his endodontic residency in 2004. He is a certified lecturer and member of the Real World Endo Board of Advisors. He lectures internationally and participates in mission trips to Honduras.

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David Fidanza

Mr. Fidanza is the Chief Operating Officer of iCoreConnect and manages the IT department as well as the Support and Implementation teams.

David Fidanza

Mr. Fidanza is the Chief Operating Officer of iCoreConnect and manages the IT department as well as the Support and Implementation teams.

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Susan Gunn, CFE

Ms. Gunn is known as the Financial Organization Expert for the healthcare industry. She has worked with thousands of professionals around the world, advising and guiding them on how to best implement sound business practices. She is the owner of Susan Gunn Solutions LLC and a certified fraud examiner. She also hosts a podcast, Money In, Money Out.

Susan Gunn, CFE

Ms. Gunn is known as the Financial Organization Expert for the healthcare industry. She has worked with thousands of professionals around the world, advising and guiding them on how to best implement sound business practices. She is the owner of Susan Gunn Solutions LLC and a certified fraud examiner. She also hosts a podcast, Money In, Money Out.

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Ken Hargreaves, DDS, PhD

Dr. Hargreaves received his DDS from Georgetown, his PhD (physiology) from USUHS, and endodontics from the University of Minnesota. He is professor in the endodontics department at the University of Texas San Antonio, maintains an endodontics private practice and is a Diplomate of the ABE. He has published more than 250 articles, two textbooks and serves as editor of the Journal of Endodontics.

Ken Hargreaves, DDS, PhD

Dr. Hargreaves received his DDS from Georgetown, his PhD (physiology) from USUHS, and endodontics from the University of Minnesota. He is professor in the endodontics department at the University of Texas San Antonio, maintains an endodontics private practice and is a Diplomate of the ABE. He has published more than 250 articles, two textbooks and serves as editor of the Journal of Endodontics.

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Michaell A. Huber, DDS

Dr. Huber is a 1980 graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Upon graduation, he embarked upon a 22-year career serving in the United States Navy Dental Corps. In 2002, he returned to his alma mater to teach both pre-doctoral and graduate dental students. He has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters and online postings. He retired from full-time teaching in 2020, but continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor.

Michaell A. Huber, DDS

Dr. Huber is a 1980 graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Upon graduation, he embarked upon a 22-year career serving in the United States Navy Dental Corps. In 2002, he returned to his alma mater to teach both pre-doctoral and graduate dental students. He has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters and online postings. He retired from full-time teaching in 2020, but continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor.

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Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD

Dr. Jeske is Professor Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health and Associate Dean for Strategic Planning & Continuing Dental Education at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He earned his Ph.D. in pharmacology and his DMD degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He is currently editor-in-chief of Mosby's Dental Drug Reference and an editor of Contemporary Dental Pharmacology.

Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD

Dr. Jeske is Professor Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health and Associate Dean for Strategic Planning & Continuing Dental Education at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He earned his Ph.D. in pharmacology and his DMD degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He is currently editor-in-chief of Mosby's Dental Drug Reference and an editor of Contemporary Dental Pharmacology.

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Pina Johnson, PCC

Ms. Johnson is an executive leadership coach with over two decades of experience in dentistry. She is recognized as a key opinion leader, is a guest expert on industry podcasts, and is also published in industry publications. She earned the Professional Certified Coaching credential with the International Coaching Federation and holds certifications in Leadership Circle Profile and Group Coaching Facilitation.

Pina Johnson, PCC

Ms. Johnson is an executive leadership coach with over two decades of experience in dentistry. She is recognized as a key opinion leader, is a guest expert on industry podcasts, and is also published in industry publications. She earned the Professional Certified Coaching credential with the International Coaching Federation and holds certifications in Leadership Circle Profile and Group Coaching Facilitation.

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Kara Kelley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Ms. Kelley works with dental practice leaders to develop strategic HR systems that engage their teams and strengthen their practice. She is the founder and CEO of Clinical HR LLC, a human resources advisory firm for dental and medical practices. She is a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and holds Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the HR Certification Institute.

Kara Kelley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Ms. Kelley works with dental practice leaders to develop strategic HR systems that engage their teams and strengthen their practice. She is the founder and CEO of Clinical HR LLC, a human resources advisory firm for dental and medical practices. She is a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and holds Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the HR Certification Institute.

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James Kohner, DDS

Dr. Kohner brings 35 years of practice experience to help him more fully understand the needs of course participants. He is a current member of the ADA and the American Academy of Periodontology, and a professional member of the National Speakers Association. He currently lives in Denver, Colorado.

James Kohner, DDS

Dr. Kohner brings 35 years of practice experience to help him more fully understand the needs of course participants. He is a current member of the ADA and the American Academy of Periodontology, and a professional member of the National Speakers Association. He currently lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Kevin Kwiecien, DMD, MS

Dr. Kwiecien graduated from Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry in 1995 and holds a master's degree in healthcare administration. He has more than 25 years of private practice experience. He joined Spear Education as full-time faculty from 2013-2018. He serves as a faculty member at the L.D. Pankey Institute and OHSU School of Dentistry, and is the owner of K Squared Facilitation and Dental Education, facilitating long-term health for practices, teams, and patients.

Kevin Kwiecien, DMD, MS

Dr. Kwiecien graduated from Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry in 1995 and holds a master's degree in healthcare administration. He has more than 25 years of private practice experience. He joined Spear Education as full-time faculty from 2013-2018. He serves as a faculty member at the L.D. Pankey Institute and OHSU School of Dentistry, and is the owner of K Squared Facilitation and Dental Education, facilitating long-term health for practices, teams, and patients.

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Ernest B. Luce, DDS

Dr. Luce completed dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Dental Branch in Houston in 1985. He holds an appointment in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the dental school in San Antonio. Over the past 20 years, his professional interests have become focused on the teaching of management of medically compromised patients, and the safe delivery of minimal and moderate sedation.

Ernest B. Luce, DDS

Dr. Luce completed dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Dental Branch in Houston in 1985. He holds an appointment in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the dental school in San Antonio. Over the past 20 years, his professional interests have become focused on the teaching of management of medically compromised patients, and the safe delivery of minimal and moderate sedation.

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Jeanette MacLean, DDS, FAAPD

Dr. MacLean is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and owner of Affiliated Children's Dental Specialists in Glendale, Arizona. She has become an internationally recognized advocate and expert on minimally invasive dentistry, appearing in newspapers, magazines, television, and continuing education lectures on this hot topic.

Jeanette MacLean, DDS, FAAPD

Dr. MacLean is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and owner of Affiliated Children's Dental Specialists in Glendale, Arizona. She has become an internationally recognized advocate and expert on minimally invasive dentistry, appearing in newspapers, magazines, television, and continuing education lectures on this hot topic.

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Joseph Massad, DDS

Dr. Massad holds faculty positions at several dental schools including Tufts University, University of Tennessee, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and Loma Linda University. He has lectured literally around the world and been named one of the top clinicians in CE for the years 2001 through 2023 by Dentistry Today. He practices privately in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Joseph Massad, DDS

Dr. Massad holds faculty positions at several dental schools including Tufts University, University of Tennessee, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and Loma Linda University. He has lectured literally around the world and been named one of the top clinicians in CE for the years 2001 through 2023 by Dentistry Today. He practices privately in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Judy Kay Mausolf

Ms. Mausolf is a speaker, author, and dental culture specialist with expertise in helping others get happier and more successful. She is Past President of the National Speakers Association Minnesota Chapter, a member of the National Speakers Association, and recognized as a leader in consulting by Dentistry Today. She is the author of three books and publishes a monthly newsletter.

Judy Kay Mausolf

Ms. Mausolf is a speaker, author, and dental culture specialist with expertise in helping others get happier and more successful. She is Past President of the National Speakers Association Minnesota Chapter, a member of the National Speakers Association, and recognized as a leader in consulting by Dentistry Today. She is the author of three books and publishes a monthly newsletter.

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Robert McDermott

Mr. McDermott is the President and CEO of iCoreConnect, a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) company focused on increasing workflow productivity and practice profitability.

Robert McDermott

Mr. McDermott is the President and CEO of iCoreConnect, a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) company focused on increasing workflow productivity and practice profitability.

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Edwin A. McDonald, III, , DDS, FAGD, FICD

Dr. McDonald has been a general dentist in Plano, Texas for more than 30 years. He is a visiting faculty member at The Pankey Institute, published author and frequent speaker at state and national dental meetings. He founded Line of Sight Coaching which focuses on leadership development, practice culture, and team building.

Edwin A. McDonald, III, , DDS, FAGD, FICD

Dr. McDonald has been a general dentist in Plano, Texas for more than 30 years. He is a visiting faculty member at The Pankey Institute, published author and frequent speaker at state and national dental meetings. He founded Line of Sight Coaching which focuses on leadership development, practice culture, and team building.

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Christina Meiners, DDS, FICD

Dr. Meiners was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. She was a participant in the Dental Early Acceptance Program (DEAP) and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She now serves as the Director of Community Learning and Assistant Clinical Professor for the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry. In 2018, she was one of the first "10 Under 10" awardees of the ADA honoring the top 10 dentists in practice 10 years or less who are making a mark on the profession.

Christina Meiners, DDS, FICD

Dr. Meiners was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. She was a participant in the Dental Early Acceptance Program (DEAP) and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She now serves as the Director of Community Learning and Assistant Clinical Professor for the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry. In 2018, she was one of the first "10 Under 10" awardees of the ADA honoring the top 10 dentists in practice 10 years or less who are making a mark on the profession.

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Bryan T. Moore, DDS, FAAHD, FICD, FACD

Dr. Moore completed his dental training from the Baylor College of Dentistry in 2002. He completed a one-year general practice residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He maintained the position of Chief of Dentistry at Medical City Hospital from 2005 to 2018. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentistry, a Master in the College of Sedation, and is currently serving as an Adjunct Professor at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Bryan T. Moore, DDS, FAAHD, FICD, FACD

Dr. Moore completed his dental training from the Baylor College of Dentistry in 2002. He completed a one-year general practice residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He maintained the position of Chief of Dentistry at Medical City Hospital from 2005 to 2018. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentistry, a Master in the College of Sedation, and is currently serving as an Adjunct Professor at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio.

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Uche Odiatu, DMD

Dr. Odiatu is a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine and a practicing dentist in Toronto. He is the author of "The Miracle of Health". He is an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Boot Camp Instructor and has given 600 plus lectures worldwide.

Uche Odiatu, DMD

Dr. Odiatu is a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine and a practicing dentist in Toronto. He is the author of "The Miracle of Health". He is an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Boot Camp Instructor and has given 600 plus lectures worldwide.

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Victor Rodriguez, DDS, MEd

Dr. Rodriguez was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He received his dental degree from the UT Health Houston School of Dentistry, and also a Masters of Education from the University of Houston. He is a full time general dentist in private practice in Houston and a Clinical Professor at UT Health Houston School of Dentistry. He is a very active member of numerous dental organizations such as the ADA, Hispanic Dental Association, TDA, and the UTSD Alumni Association.

Victor Rodriguez, DDS, MEd

Dr. Rodriguez was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He received his dental degree from the UT Health Houston School of Dentistry, and also a Masters of Education from the University of Houston. He is a full time general dentist in private practice in Houston and a Clinical Professor at UT Health Houston School of Dentistry. He is a very active member of numerous dental organizations such as the ADA, Hispanic Dental Association, TDA, and the UTSD Alumni Association.

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Ahmed Sabbah, DDS, PhD

Dr. Sabbah is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program (AEGD0 at the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry. He completed his dental degree, PhD, and two AEGD certificates at UTHSA in 2015. He has focused his current research on the use of digital software for smile analysis and 3D printing.

Ahmed Sabbah, DDS, PhD

Dr. Sabbah is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program (AEGD0 at the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry. He completed his dental degree, PhD, and two AEGD certificates at UTHSA in 2015. He has focused his current research on the use of digital software for smile analysis and 3D printing.

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Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

Ms. Sanders is a clinical dental hygienist, author and international speaker. She is the Clinical Liaison, Hygiene Excellence & Innovation for AZPerio, the country's largest periodontal practice where she works alongside Diplomates to the American Board of Periodontology in the surgical operatory. She is the founder, CEO and keynote speaker for Sanders Board Prepatory and has been published in various publications including RDH Magazine and Today's RDH.

Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

Ms. Sanders is a clinical dental hygienist, author and international speaker. She is the Clinical Liaison, Hygiene Excellence & Innovation for AZPerio, the country's largest periodontal practice where she works alongside Diplomates to the American Board of Periodontology in the surgical operatory. She is the founder, CEO and keynote speaker for Sanders Board Prepatory and has been published in various publications including RDH Magazine and Today's RDH.

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Steve D. Shufflebarger, DDS

Dr. Shufflebarger earned his dental degree from Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1999. He maintains a full-time clinical practice as well as teaches and speaks locally and nationally on his clinical experience, research and studies with other colleagues, schools, associations and groups.

Steve D. Shufflebarger, DDS

Dr. Shufflebarger earned his dental degree from Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1999. He maintains a full-time clinical practice as well as teaches and speaks locally and nationally on his clinical experience, research and studies with other colleagues, schools, associations and groups.

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Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC

Ms. Swarthout is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a full-time dental hygiene educator in Texas and is the owner of Inspired Education & Wellness where she is a speaker, writer, and private practice therapist.

Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC

Ms. Swarthout is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a full-time dental hygiene educator in Texas and is the owner of Inspired Education & Wellness where she is a speaker, writer, and private practice therapist.

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Courtney Thompson, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, RDA

Dr. Thompson is honored to have worked with the disability community for the last 15 years. As an RDA, her Ph.D. in applied behavior analysis has allowed her to combine her passions for special needs dentistry and ABA therapy. Currently, she works with Believe Dental and is on the board of operations for the Hunke Special Care Clinic at UTHSCSA Dental School.

Courtney Thompson, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, RDA

Dr. Thompson is honored to have worked with the disability community for the last 15 years. As an RDA, her Ph.D. in applied behavior analysis has allowed her to combine her passions for special needs dentistry and ABA therapy. Currently, she works with Believe Dental and is on the board of operations for the Hunke Special Care Clinic at UTHSCSA Dental School.

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Katie To, DDS, FAGD, MIABDM

Dr. To is a leader in the fields of cosmetic and wellness dentistry. She is proudly the first dentist with both a Master in Biological Dentistry and a Master of Digital Smile Design. She is highly trained in cosmetic bonding, non-invasive cosmetic dentistry, dental ozone therapy, biological dental therapy and clinical nutrition. She always seeks the safest, least toxic way to take care of her patients in the most biocompatible approach.

Katie To, DDS, FAGD, MIABDM

Dr. To is a leader in the fields of cosmetic and wellness dentistry. She is proudly the first dentist with both a Master in Biological Dentistry and a Master of Digital Smile Design. She is highly trained in cosmetic bonding, non-invasive cosmetic dentistry, dental ozone therapy, biological dental therapy and clinical nutrition. She always seeks the safest, least toxic way to take care of her patients in the most biocompatible approach.

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Joy Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, DHSc

Dr. Void-Holmes holds a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University and is a registered dental hygienist with over 26 years of clinical experience in private practice. She is founder of Dr. Joy, RDH™ and creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner™. She holds a Master of Health Science with a concentration in Forensic Investigative Science.

Joy Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, DHSc

Dr. Void-Holmes holds a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University and is a registered dental hygienist with over 26 years of clinical experience in private practice. She is founder of Dr. Joy, RDH™ and creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner™. She holds a Master of Health Science with a concentration in Forensic Investigative Science.

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Charles A. Ward, DDS

Dr. Charlie Ward graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2008. He is a member of the visiting faculty of the Pankey Institute in Florida. He practices restorative dentistry in Baltimore. He is a member of the Dental Economics Editorial Advisory Board, the AGD, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is a faculty speaker for Align Technologies.

Charles A. Ward, DDS

Dr. Charlie Ward graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2008. He is a member of the visiting faculty of the Pankey Institute in Florida. He practices restorative dentistry in Baltimore. He is a member of the Dental Economics Editorial Advisory Board, the AGD, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is a faculty speaker for Align Technologies.

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Melody Ward, DDS, MS

Dr. Melody Ward graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in general biology. She attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore Dental School where she graduated in 2010. She received her Masters in Science and certificate in Periodontics after completing the Periodontics residency at UMB. She practices in a group restorative/surgical practice in Baltimore, Maryland.

Melody Ward, DDS, MS

Dr. Melody Ward graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in general biology. She attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore Dental School where she graduated in 2010. She received her Masters in Science and certificate in Periodontics after completing the Periodontics residency at UMB. She practices in a group restorative/surgical practice in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Dr. Richard A. Wilson, DDS, MICOI, FAAIP, FAGD

Dr. Richard A. Wilson, DDS, MICOI, FAAIP, FAGD is a General Dentist at Partners Dentures & Implants in The Woodlands. Dr. Wilson offers full implant services including single tooth, denture stabilization, and more permanent supported options in addition to his thriving denture practice. Dr. Wilson graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington D.C. Based on many years of valuable dental experience, he and his staff are proud to offer professional, compassionate care to patients that visit his practice. Dr. Wilson earned Fellowships in both The American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics (AAIP) and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). He has earned his Mastership with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Dr. Wilson lives in the Conroe area, he is a proud member of The Woodlands Community. During his free time, he and his family enjoy game fishing.

Dr. Richard A. Wilson, DDS, MICOI, FAAIP, FAGD

Dr. Richard A. Wilson, DDS, MICOI, FAAIP, FAGD is a General Dentist at Partners Dentures & Implants in The Woodlands. Dr. Wilson offers full implant services including single tooth, denture stabilization, and more permanent supported options in addition to his thriving denture practice. Dr. Wilson graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington D.C. Based on many years of valuable dental experience, he and his staff are proud to offer professional, compassionate care to patients that visit his practice. Dr. Wilson earned Fellowships in both The American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics (AAIP) and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). He has earned his Mastership with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Dr. Wilson lives in the Conroe area, he is a proud member of The Woodlands Community. During his free time, he and his family enjoy game fishing.

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