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Dr. John Kois

Dr. John Kois

Dr. Kois received his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine and Certificate in Periodontal Prosthodontics with a M.S.D. degree
from the University of Washington, School of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics in Tacoma and Seattle and is an Affiliate Professor in the Graduate Restorative Program at the University of Washington. In addition, Dr. Kois works with restorative dentists at the Kois Center, a didactic and clinical teaching program, and continues to lecture nationally and internationally. Dr. Kois is the past President of both the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and is a member of numerous other professional organizations. He also serves as a reviewer for many journals and is the co-Editor in Chief for The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry.

Dr. Kois is the recipient of the 2002 Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from both the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Additionally, he is the recipient of the 2014 Dr. Thaddeus V. Weclew Award, which is presented annually to a dedicated educator who embodies the spirit of comprehensive dental care.

In 2017, Dr. Kois was awarded the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry Award and was recognized by Incisal Edge as one of “The 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry.” He also received the 2017 Pierre Fauchard Academy’s Gold Medal Award, which is awarded annually to a dentist who has made outstanding contributions to the progress and standing of the dental profession.

Friday Keynote Speaker

9:00 am – 10:30 am

“Treatment planning system and simplified diagnostics opinion can build you knowledge and increase your confidence”

Dr. Jonathan Abenaim

Born in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Jonathan Abenaim DMD is the owner of Jonathan Dental Spa. He received a BA in Biology from Yeshiva University in New York, and continued his graduate work at University of Pennsylvania.

Always staying current and progressive, Dr. Abenaim has continued his education with an Advanced Implant Prosthodontics Residency at Nova Southeastern University and Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic in Palm Beach Florida.  From these schools, he gained expertise in implant dentistry and was awarded Fellowship and Diplomate status in The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Abenaim is in the top 5% of elite cosmetic dentists in the United States to execute both surgical and cosmetic portions of implant dentistry. He is Board Certified in Implant Dentistry, by the American Board of Oral Implantology

Helping the future of dentistry, Dr. Abenaim founded the Smile Syllabus Training Institute in 2016 which internationally teaches other dentists on the latest and greatest in digital dentistry.

Friday, 9:00am – 1:00pm (limited seating of 25)

“Beyond scanning milling and more for your practice”

Jason Olitsky

Dr. Jason Olitsky

Jason Olitsky DMD AAACD a 2001 graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry, is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a past president of the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  He is the Program Director for Clinical Mastery Series and CEO of Smile Stylist®. He teaches portrait and clinical photography and over the shoulder anterior aesthetics courses.  He is on the Editorial Review Board of Inside Dentistry.  He is also a key opinion leader with Digital Smile Design. He is a clinical consultant with Dental Advisor.  He publishes on various topics of cosmetic dentistry, has appeared in numerous national beauty and health magazines and serves as product consultant for dental product companies.  He maintains a private practice, Smile Stylist, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Friday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Cosmetic dentistry and the philosophy behind Smile Stylist®”

Dr. Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs is one of the most requested speakers on the business of dentistry at National and International Dental Conferences. He created the first dental podcast in late 2011 and today his Thriving Dentist Show podcast in the #1 dental podcast on iTunes and Google Play with listeners in 162 countries.

Friday, 11:00 am – 1 :00 pm

Dentistry ROCKS: Mastering the Art of a Thriving Practice

Dr. Joe Mehranfar

Dr. M. Joe Mehranfar is one of the outstanding dental implantology practitioners in Arizona.  Dr. Mehranfar is Chairperson-Elect of the implant division of the American Dental Education Association and a recipient of their Pierre Fauchard Award for excellence.  He is also member of the Board of Directors of the Central Arizona Dental Society.

Dr. Mehranfar is director of dental implant education at the Brighterway Clinic in Phoenix, where he mentors residents from the Lutheran Medical Center of New York.  He also directs live implant training at the clinic where clinicians from throughout the United States can obtain hands-on surgical training.

Dr. Mehranfar’s practice extends to general dental offices throughout Phoenix, where he performs implant surgery for individual dentists. His own practice in Phoenix is limited to surgical and prosthodontic implant treatment.

Dr. Mehranfar is a consultant for Karl Schumacher Dental, a provider of premier dental and surgical instruments.

Saturday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Implants, grafting, and more!

Dr. Richard Eidelson, DDS, FAGD

“It takes 30 years to become an overnight success,” according to Dr. Eidelson who has served the dental community for over 40 years. Dr. Eidelson has traveled the world, visiting dental schools in Tokyo, Austria, Dominican Republic, and across the United States. He recently returned from New Delhi, India where he developed his dental IT team. His passion for dentistry has lead to many proud moments of success.

Dr. Eidelson is a former Assistant Clinical Professor of the Kornberg School of Dentistry and a host of the critically acclaimed NYC radio show, “Open Your Mouth Show”, which aired on WABC. He has achieved the prestigious award of Fellowship with the AGD and has had the honor to travel and gain knowledge familiarizing himself with global teaching techniques in dentistry.

Dr. Eidelson takes pride in his internet marketing abilities, excellent customer service skills where he puts his patients first, and has a rewarding, fulfilling dental career. He is the developer of the CIL Institute.

Friday, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

An open mic forum: a review of the latest dental hot topics with guest speakers. Philly Dental Splash closing thoughts.

Dr. Paul Goodman

“Dr. Nacho,” Founder of Dental Nachos created for learning, sharing and dentists collaboration. Dental Nachos is all things that go into being a dentist. It’s core mission is to create a meaningful way to help dentists, help patients. This is more than making sure a crown margin is closed. Dental nachos is everything from marketing, practice management, leadership, patient communication to patient centered clinical decisions.

Dr. Goodman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and has been practicing dentistry for over 10 years. Founder of Rising Dentists Study Club and Rittenhouse Consulting, LLC and is one of dentistry’s most sought after speakers.

Friday, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Dr. Nacho”, Founder of Dental Nachos created for learning, sharing and dentists collaboration. 

Jay Laudenbach

Dr. Jay B. Laudenbach, DMD

Jay B. Laudenbach maintains a private practice limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in Center City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Laudenbach is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, and a fellow of the International Team for Implantology. Dr. Laudenbach completed a residency in Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and utilizes his unique background to facilitate care for restorative dentists. Dr. Laudenbach is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Penn in the Department of Periodontics, Periodontal Prosthesis, and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Jay is involved in clinical research related to implant dentistry in private practice and in affiliation with the University of Pennsylvania in the areas of loading protocols and dental implant surface technology. Dr. Laudenbach lectures as a faculty member for the DMD and post-graduate programs at the University of Pennsylvania, the periodontics program Temple University, and the General Practice Residency program at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Friday, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – limit 25

“Immediate Tooth Replacement: Capitalize on Corporate Dental Marketing and Grow Your Practice With Full Arch Dental Implant Rehabilitation”

Dr. Michelle Hedgecock

Dr. Michelle Hedgecock

Dr. Michelle Hedgecock attended Texas A&M University, where she studied biomedical science and minored in business. During her junior year at A&M, Dr. Michelle was accepted early into dental school, where she graduated magna cum laude. She received the Award for Excellence in Clinical Dentistry and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Student Award of Merit.

Dr. Michelle’s dedication to continuing education led her to the Kois Center®, where she completed over 200 hours of coursework. The curriculum covered in nine comprehensive courses included aesthetic, occlusion, and restorative dentistry, and was taught through hands-on simulated clinical methods as well as over the shoulder learning. Graduating from the Kois Center® was an accomplishment that Dr. Michelle feels will exponentially increase the quality dental care she provides.

Having completed more cases than any other Six Month Smiles® dentist in Central Texas, Dr. Michelle is Austin’s premier Six Month Smiles® provider. She is a clinical instructor who travels across the country to train other dentists on the 6 Month Smiles® system. She even gave an interview about Six Month Smiles® with The Wellness Hour, a health-focused TV and web series that has featured some of the nation’s leading healthcare specialists.

Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

“Six Month Smiles – part 1 & 2”

One day fast track course at an amazing value of $395! (usually $1400) with $99 dollar Friday registration.

Dr. Ramin Bahram

Dr. Bahram is a graduate of University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He then graduated Magna Cum Lauda from Tufts
University School of Dental Medicine and was inducted into the AO honor society. Dr. Bahram went on to general practice residency at the Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY, and completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Bahrams passion is to practice Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with the highest level of quality and service, both for his patients and referring dentists. In addition Dr. Bahram believes strongly in providing a pleasant and nurturing work environment for his employees in which they can thrive and progress along with him. Dr. Bahram is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

dr Adam Getreu

Dr. Adam Getreu

Dr. Adam Getreu earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Having a strong interest in the surgical side of dentistry, Dr. Getreu advanced his education and received his specialty training from Temple University Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology earning his Periodontics Certificate with a Masters in Oral Biology.

Dr. Getreu is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Getreu is a member of Delaware Valley Academy of Osseointegration, Northeastern Society of Periodontics, American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association and is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Additional Speakers

Dr. Amanda Eidelson, DMD

New York University alumni, Dr. Amanda Eidelson completed her undergraduate studies in 2007 and continued her studies in dental school at Columbia University. Dr. Eidelson completed a one year residency program at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York and shortly thereafter taught at University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine. She entered into private practice where Endodontics quickly became a passion. Dr. Eidelson returned to New York University to further her studies and obtain a specialty certificate in Endodontics. She has participated in various dental research programs, presented in conferences through the United States and is passionate about patient care.

Friday, 11:30 am –  1:00 pm – limited seating of 25

911 Endo; learn the do’s and don’ts in endo emergencies.

Dr. Benedict Bachstein, DMD

Dr. Benedict Bachstein was born and raised in Germany where he completed his dental school studies with honors at the University of Munich. He then moved to Philadelphia and received his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. Dr. Bachstein participated in dental research, co-authored several research articles and received many awards including The Award for Outstanding Clinical Performance in Fixed Prosthodontics, an award for outstanding performance by the Academy of Operative Dentistry and recognition for clinical excellence by the University of Pennsylvania Department of Endodontics. Dr. Bachstein attended the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia where he completed his specialty training in Endodontics, served as Chief Resident’ and received recognition by the American Association of Endodontists for his work.

Dr. Bachstein teaches dental residents and serves as treasurer for the Grossman Study Club. He is also elected president of the South Jersey Dental Society.His professional affiliations include the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, the Academy of Osseointegration, the New Jersey Dental Association, the Southern Dental Society of New Jersey and Alpha Omega.

Friday, 11:30 am –  1:00 pm – limited seating of 25

911 Endo; learn the do’s and don’ts in endo emergencies.

Melissa Quiles

Melissa Quiles, founder of iBill Dental and Director of CIL Institute is a business professional with a degree in Business Management, over 100 hours of continuing education courses, has participated in various team building and leadership seminars, marketed for local and national healthcare industry providers such as Care Credit and is licensed in Real Estate.  Melissa has a wide professional network and is passionate about connecting business professionals with other industry leaders.

Friday, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Open Forum:

An open mic discussion reviewing various dental topics of interest.

Mr. John Nadeau, Vice President of Sleep Group Solutions

John Nadeau, a native of Gorham, Maine, has been actively involved in the dental sleep medicine community since 2002. John is currently serving as Vice President of Sleep Group Solutions in Hollywood, FL. An expert on the Eccovision Acoustic Diagnostic Imaging System, he has developed protocols for its use in a variety of clinical settings. John has personally trained over two hundred dental practices on how to integrate sleep apnea treatment into their daily activities, some of these offices have gone on to become some of the most successful sleep disorders dentistry practices in North America. With extensive experience speaking alongside industry leaders in Orthodontics, TMD and Dental Sleep Medicine John’s material is always well received.

Saturday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

“The proper way to treat patients with sleep apnea.

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Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles® short term orthodontic treatment is a modern twist on tried-and-true orthodontics.  There is little debate within the orthodontic community that braces are the most widely used and most effective method to give patients straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.  Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle.

Saturday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (part 1) & 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (part 2)

“An Introduction to Six Month Smiles for General Dentists.

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Full Contour

FullContour is an independent design center that designs for dental labs and manufacturers around the world.

Our service provides scalability, time-savings, and integration with your local and global manufacturing.  With specialized PTC trained designers, we provide consistency meeting all of your design preferences.

we offer design for crowns, copings, custom abutments, cutbacks, RPD’s, models, and split files with next-morning, 6-hour, and rush 2-hour turnaround times.

DaVinci Labs

For over 40 years, DaVinci® Laboratories has been a leader in nutritional research, product development and innovation from our home state of Vermont. Our dedication to higher integrity, and insistence on superior quality are a reflection of Vermont values. We are a family-owned and managed company and are always willing to assist you in any way possible on matters relating to nutrition. Every day, DaVinci® continues to set new standards for quality and product innovation so we can keep you as healthy and informed as possible.



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