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WSP Susan WingroveSusan Wingrove, RDH, BS
Susan Wingrove, RDH, BS, dynamic innovator, writer, International speaker, & 2016 Sunstar RDH Award
of Distinction recipient. Co-designer of the Wingrove Titanium Implant Set, ACE probes, & Queen of Hearts instruments by PDT, Inc. Scan-Mate by Armor Dental. Susan resides in Missoula MT and is member of the American Dental Hygienist’s Association, International Federation of Dental Hygienists, & Western Society of Periodontology. Published author for multiple journals, Scientific Panel for ACP Clinical Practice Guidelines, as well as current textbook: Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist: Clinical Guide to Maintenance and Disease Complications, Wiley. /

WSP Amber AugerAmber Auger, RDH, MPH
Amber Auger is a practicing dental hygienist and clinical innovations implementation specialist. She specializes in taking the latest science and creating customized protocols to meet your practice’s goals. With over 15 years of experience in the dental industry, Amber provides practical protocols for technology implementation, refocuses on the patient experience, and utilizes systemic approaches to Periodontal Therapy. Amber is the 2019 Award of Distinction recipient, ALD Certified laser trainer, a monthly contributor to RDH Magazine, featured author for Dentistry IQ, Editor of RDH Graduate Newsletter, and host of #AskAmberRDH. Amber also provides preventive services abroad yearly and is always seeking dental professionals to join her team. Amber can be reached through email at

WSP Sam ShamardiDr. Sam Shamardi, DMD
Dr. Sam Shamardi earned his DMD at Tufts University and his Periodontal certificate at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery and practices full-time while teaching part-time at the Harvard Dental Division of Periodontics, and is a Member of the Catapult Education Speakers Bureau. Dr. Shamardi is the founder of Dental Innovations LLC, a company aimed at providing
novel solutions to unaddressed issues within dentistry. He lectures nationally and internationally in topics within periodontics and hearing loss in dentistry, and has been recognized as a dental entrepreneur for his revolutionary EarAid product. He has published multiple articles and authored his first book,The Financial Survival Guide for Dentists. Sponsored by Forward Science.

WSP Claire JeongClaire Jeong, MS, RDH
Claire is an entrepreneur, author, educator, researcher, and international speaker. She is the founder of StudentRDH / SmarterDA – dental hygiene and assisting exam prep solutions. In addition, she created DentalToaster, an online CE website for dental professionals. Lastly, she is a founding member of Inspire The Future Summit, an organization that empowers dental hygiene educators. Claire is the 2019 Ontario Memory Champion. With her expert knowledge in education, she created the WakeUp Memory™ system, which teaches how to use the brain and remember anything. Students actively use WakeUp Memory™ for their exams, and educators apply this method in their own classrooms. To her audience’s testimony: “Learning is now addictive.” Many of Claire’s articles, such as the New Hypertension Guidelines, are ranked as one of the top articles in RDH Magazine and DentistryIQ. She is regularly invited to speak, serves in the editorial board at RDH magazine, and is a key opinion leader for many brands in the industry. Her classes are fascinating, and the audience becomes
glued to their seats. Behind the scenes, Claire also helps numerous well-respected speakers in dentistry to spread their message and positively influence the younger generation. Claire has a bachelor’s of science in dental hygiene from Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, a master’s degree in administration from Boston University, and a bachelor’s of science in business from Yonsei University.

WSP Tricia OsunaTricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH
Tricia is a University of Southern California graduate, Past President and Fellow of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and Past President of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association. She celebrates 42 years as a dental hygienist and shares her experience with her audiences. Her lengthy background in clinical practice along with education has offered her the opportunity to share real-life clinical experiences in her courses for over 25 years. Tricia presents on topics such as new products, infection control, ergonomics, oral cancer, organ donation and recipient patient care, vaping and more! She has been extremely involved in leadership in her profession for her entire career as an enthusiastic lifelong CDHA and ADHA member and a dedicated advocate for advancing the profession. She was appointed to the Dental Board of California in 2002 for a four-year term. Tricia is the 2015 recipient of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Alfred C. Fones Award for her dedication to leadership. Also recognized for her many efforts and contributions to the Dental Hygiene profession, Tricia has received several awards including the CDHA’s President’s Recognition Award, the ADHA Bausch and Lomb Distinctions in Dental Hygiene Award and the ADHA Distinguished Service Award. Tricia has authored numerous articles on a variety of topics such as: Empowering Dental Hygienists / Magnification / Xerostomia / Digital Radiography / Ergonomics / The use of Safety Syringes / Handpiece Selection Criteria / Intra Oral Cameras / Amalgam Separators / Local Anesthetic Reversal Agents /and many others. She authored as a chapter in the book, Demystifying Smiles, on fluoride utilization. An author, clinician, educator, consultant, international presenter, mentor and business owner her passion for dental hygiene radiates in her presentations!

WSP Kathy BassettKathy Bassett, BSDH, RDH, MED, QOM
Kathy shares unique insights for successful local anesthesia, to benefit both patients and clinicians, gleaned over 40+ years of experience as an expanded functions dental hygienist in general and specialty dental environments, and 30+ years as professor of dental hygiene at Pierce College, and affiliate professor at University of Washington, School of De ntistry. She is a co-author of the textbook Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals, has extensive experience with computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery (CCLAD) devices & techniques, and has presented hundreds of CE courses locally, nationally, and internationally.

WSP Laurence AmbroseLaurence S. Ambrose, DDS, MS
Dr. Ambrose is a board certified periodontist and has been a full-time staff member at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona since 1998. He is also Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. He received his certificate in Periodontics from the VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his Master of Science degree through Marquette University. From 1991 to 1995 he was a Commissioned Officer with the United States Public Health Service and practiced general dentistry on numerous Indian Reservations in northern New Mexico. He is currently an officer with the Western Society of Periodontology and is Past President of the Arizona Society of Periodontists.

WSP Heather RogersHeather M. Rogers, RDH, BSDH
Heather began her career in dental hygiene in 1999 when she graduated from the College of Southern Nevada. She has worked in prosthodontics, periodontics, and general dentistry. Heather discovered her love for presenting educational courses while achieving her bachelor’s degree and being involved with her professional association. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2010 and is currently providing continuing education for professionals in communications, diabetes, implant maintenance, probiotics, infection control and marijuana.

WSP Janet PressJanet Press, RDH
Janet Press, RDH, Fellow of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, has 22 years clinical experience in soft tissue lasers. Ms. Press holds Standard Proficiency in both Diode and Nd: YAG lasers. Previously, Janet spent 10 years as co-director of the Dynamic Team and Laser Certification Programs at Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Studies (LVI). Janet speaks internationally on the successful practice model for Lasers in Dental Hygiene.



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