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WSP Ziv Mazor Ziv Mazor, DMD
Prof. Ziv Mazor is one of Israel’s leading periodontists. He graduated from the periodontal department at the Hadassah School for Dental Medicine in Jerusalem, where he served as a clinical instructor and lecturer for undergraduate and postgraduate dental students. Since 1993, Prof. Mazor has been engaged in clinical research in the field of Bone Augmentation and Sinus Floor Elevation. He is currently participating in the quest for improving and evaluating new grafting materials, using various growth factors as well as researching “osseodensification”- a paradigm shift in dental implantology. Prof. Mazor is a renowned author in dental implantology, and is known worldwide for his innovative approaches in cutting-edge procedures and technologies. He is a world known speaker and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally. This year was his 25th consecutive year speaking at the AAP. Prof. Mazor is part of the continuing education faculty at the New York University and an Associate Professor at Titu Maiorescu University in Bucharest, Romania. He conducts and moderates advanced international implantology courses and workshops. He is the past President of the Israeli Periodontal Society. Prof. Mazor maintains a private practice limited to periodontal and implant dentistry in Tel Aviv &Ra’anana, Israel.

WSP Sundeep Rawal Sundeep R. Rawal, DMD
Dr. Sundeep Rawal is Senior Vice President, Implant Support Services for Aspen Dental. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, USA in 2006 and completed his training in Prosthodontics at the University of California San Francisco in 2009 where he was exposed to the most current technologies shaping dentistry. He has worked extensively to utilize CAD/CAM technologies within the scope of clinical dentistry and enhance his patients’ restorative treatments. He has lectured across the USA as well as internationally with over 500+ engagements over the years, and published Numerous papers in Various dental journals and other Publications. Dr. Sundeep Rawal is a past president of the Brevard County Dental Society, and of the Florida Prosthodontic Association as well as an officer for the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Dental Society of Greater Orlando. He was also an officer in the Central District Dental Association and delegate to the Florida Dental Association. He has held numerous positions with national organizations such as the American College of Prosthodontics. He is a co-founder of the Digital Dentistry Institute, a leading contemporary education entity with courses all over the world dedicated to innovations and technology in dentistry. After 10 years of successful Private Practice at Florida Prosthodontics where he established a multi-doctor, multi-lo-cation prosthodontic practice, he joined Aspen Dental in November of 2019. Education: Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science with a minor in Business Administration, University of Florida: August 1999-May 2002. Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Florida: August 2002-May 2006, Certificate in Prosthodontics, University of California San Francisco: July 2006-June 2009. Sponsored by Nobel Biocare, 3shape, Henry Schien, Avadent, Ivoclar.

WSP Michael Sonick Michael Sonick, DMD
Dr. Michael Sonic is an internationally-known, highly-regarded authority in the field of dental implantology and periodontology. A full-time practicing periodontist in Fairfield, Connecticut, he is also a frequent guest lecturer in the international program at New York University School of Dentistry and the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He lectures worldwide on the subject of esthetic implants, periodontal plastic surgery, guided bone regeneration and comprehensive treatment planning. He is the co-editor of the multi-language textbook, Implant Site Development. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals including the Compendium of Continuing Education and the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Inside Dentistry, Dentistry Today and also writes and publishes numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is a Member of the Leading Dental Centers of the World and a Master in DSD (Digital Smile Design). He is a Diplomate American Board of Periodontology, Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology.


•  Researcher of Advanced PRF and liquid PRF technology
•  Affiliated Professor in the department of Periodontology, University of Bern in Switzerland
•  Masters in Cell Biology at the University
•  PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology
•  Doctor of Dental Surgery - Laval University in Canada
•  Main research interests involve the use of growth factors used for bone and periodontal regeneration
•  Author and co-author of over 200 internationally peer-reviewed scientific publications
•  Dr. Miron and Dr. Joseph Choukroun edited a 15 chapter textbook titled: “Platelet Rich Fibrin in Regenerative Dentistry: Biological Background and Clinical Indications” gathering collaborations from 20 co-authors from around the globe.
•  Named the 2015 Young Investigator of the Year in Implant Dentistry from the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) and 2016 International Team for Implantology (ITI) Andre Schroeder Research Recipient

WSP Rebekka Hueber Rebekka Hueber, MED.DENT.
Dr. Rebekka Hueber is the leader of the dental department and accredited specialist in biological dentistry at the Swiss Biohealth Clinic in Switzerland. She graduated from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany and completed the four-year and recognized specialization as a specialist dentist for oral surgery, biological dentistry and zirconia implant. Dr. Hueber is a well respected international lecturer, key opinion leader, and educator in the application of ceramic implants and biological dentistry and is an author of several articles and publications in recognized journals. Sponsored by SOS.

WSP Faraj Edher Faraj Edher, DDS, MSC, DIP.PROS, FRCD(C)
Dr. Faraj Edher is a Prosthodontist focused on full mouth rehabilitations, aesthetic transformations and implant reconstructions using the most advanced digital technology. He is the Director of the Digital Dentistry Institute - a global continuing education organization. In addition to practicing full time in Vancouver, Dr. Edher is a Clinical Assistant Professor and guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia and has published research and articles on topics such as dental implants and digital dentistry.

WSP Dr Marc Nevins Marc L. Nevins, DMD, MMSc
Dr. Nevins serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Nevins is in the private practice of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Boston, Massachusetts and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Nevins graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and he received his Certificate for Graduate Training in Periodontology and a Master of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Nevins has research interests in Clinical Applications of Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.

WSP Jon Russo Dr. John Russo
Dr. John Russo is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of dentistry. He completed his periodontal training and earned a Master in Health Sciences degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He is in private practice in Sarasota, FL and is a clinical assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Division of Periodontics. He is in the twentieth consecutive year as course director for a hands-on cadaver bone and soft tissue grafting course held at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a Past President of the Southern Academy of Periodontology and is serving his fifth year on the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Periodontology.

WSP Hom Lay Wang Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD
Dr. Wang is a Professor and Director of Graduate Periodontics at the University of Michigan. He published 2 textbooks, 40 book chapters/invited reviews and more than 620 peer-reviewed scientific articles. Dr. Wang currently serves as a member of AAP Task Force for Future Science Strategy and is a Fellow, Secretary and Former Board of for the AO. Dr. Wang is a Diplomate, Former Chair and Director of the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow of American College of Dentists and a Former President of Midwest Society of Periodontology. He serves as an Associate Editor for JOMI, International Journal of Oral Implantology, Editorial Board member for the JP, JCP, COIR, IJPRD and many others. He is the recipient of many awards and most recently ITI Andre Schroeder Research Prize (2014), AO Osseointegration Foundation Clinical Research Recipient (2016), AAP Outstanding Educator Award (2017), AAP Distinguished Scientist Award (2017), ADEA William J. Gies Annual Periodontology Award (2018), University of Michigan Distinguished Faculty Research Mentoring Award (2019) and AAP Master Clinician Award (2019). Sponsored by Biohorizons.

Western Society of Periodontology Samuel Low Sam Low, DDS, MS, M.Ed.
Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, College of Dentistry; Associate faculty member of the Pankey Institute with 30 years of private practice experience in periodontics, lasers and implant placement. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and past President of the American Academy of Periodontology. He is a current Board of Director of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Dr. Low provides periodontists, dentists and dental hygienists with the tools for successfully managing the periodontal patient. He was selected “Dentist of the Year” by the Florida Dental Association, Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Texas Dental School, and the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award. He is a Past President of the Florida Dental Association and past ADA Trustee. Website:

WSP Bruno Azevedo Bruno Azevedo, DDS MS
Bruno Azevedo, D.D.S, M.S., Dr. Bruno Azevedo – The Cone Beam Guy -is one of the most active speakers in North America regarding 3D imaging in Endodontics. He serves as the director of the Oral Radiology Clinic and 3D Printing Lab at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in the Department of Diagnosis and Oral Health. Dr. Azevedo attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he received both a certificate in Oral Maxillofacial Radiology and Masters in Dental Diagnostic Science in 2009. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He also operates an intramural CBCT imaging facility at the University of Louisville and provides consulting services in Oral Maxillofacial Radiology and 3D printing.

WSP Jill Bashutski Dr. Jill Bashutski, DDS MS FRCD(C)
Jill Bashutski is a periodontist who practices full time in Regina, SK, Canada. She obtained her dental degree from Western University in London, Ontario. She later obtained her Certificate in Periodontology, Master’s of Science in Dentistry, and Lazzara Fellowship in Advanced Implant Therapy at the University of Michigan. She previously served as Acting Director of Graduate Periodontics and Director of Undergraduate Periodontics at the University of Michigan. She currently serves as a senior editorial review board member for Implant Dentistry and the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Research and has authored over 30 articles and 5 book chapters on periodontics and implant dentistry, including a first-authored paper in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. In 2015, she received the Junior Alumni of Distinction Award from Western University for her contributions to research and teaching. Sponsored by Straumann.

WSP Joseph Kan Joseph Kan, DDS, MS
Dr. Kan completed Prosthodontics and Implant Surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry (LLUSD). He is currently a Professor in LLUSD and maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Surgery. Dr. Kan is on the Editorial Board of the Practical Periodontics & Aesthetic Dentist-ry and the European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry. His honors include the Best Research Award from the Academy of Osseointegration in 1997, the Judson Hinckey Award from the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry in 2003 and the Robert James Achievement Award for his contribution in Implant Dentistry in 2005. Besides lecturing nationally and internationally, he has published over 50 articles in reference journals and chapters in textbooks with emphasis on tissue management and anterior implant esthetics.

picture of IanMcNickle1 Ian McNickle, MBA
Ian leads WEO Media's sales, marketing, consulting, and business development teams. He brings over 20 years combined experience in technology, business development, sales, marketing, and operations.
Ian is widely considered a dental industry Key Opinion Leader for dental marketing and practice growth, and was named a 2019 Top CE Leader by Dentistry Today. He lectures extensively throughout North America on all aspects of dental marketing and practice growth at dental conferences, study clubs, and CE events. For more information please visit our WEO Media Event Speaker page
Ian writes articles on a wide range of marketing and growth related topics for publications such as Dental Products Report, Dental Economics, The Progressive Dentist, and many others. He has also been interviewed for numerous podcasts including Dentaltown by Howard Farran. Earlier in his career Ian spent a combined 10 years working for high-tech companies Siltronic and Xerox. While at Siltronic he was awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement. Eventually Ian left Xerox to co-found (with Cory) a very successful regional business and marketing consulting firm. After dozens of successful consulting engagements Ian left consulting to co-found WEO Media.
Ian has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University where he was also a graduate of the University Honors Program. In addition, he received an MBA from the University of Washington.

picture of ImageLeonarTauDMDPC Leonard Tau, DMD, PC
After purchasing his practice the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence in Philadelphia in 200, Dr. Leonard Tau solely used the power of the internet to help grow his new patient base and went against the traditional way of marketing one’s dental office. He lectures nationally and internationally on internet marketing, social media and reputation marketing and its ability to make your dental office more visible and credible. He is also the General Manager of the Dental Division for Birdeye, a reputation marketing platform and founder of iSocial Digital, a consulting firm that helps dentists develop a comprehensive online marketing plan. His content rich, engaging seminars allow him to bring his first hand experiences to his audiences.

WSP Nick Fortune Nick Fortune
Nick Fortune is an inventor and intellectual creator for many asset protection and wealth strategy patents. Nick is an expert in evaluating complex macroeconomic legal issues and developing complex tax strategies for clients. He is a frequent guest on a variety of talk and news shows. Nick is the author of “Sur-viving Your CPA” and the Founder of several elite business and investor forums. For the last 18 years Nick has spoken for some of the largest real estate gurus and wealth building organizations in the world and continues to be an adviser to the same. Nick is the CEO of FortuneDNA, a 28 year national conglomerate encompassed of Legal, Tax, Financial, and Business Consulting Professionals. FortuneDNA’s products and services are tailored made for each individual specifically with their current situations and future goals in mind. FortuneDNA prides itself at making available the products and services that have been exclusive to the ultra-wealthy for the last 50 years; available and affordable to all.

Dr. John B. Roberson graduated from Hattiesburg High School, received his B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi, his dental doctorate from the University of Mississippi and his Oral & Maxillofacial surgery training from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. While in dental school, he was elected President of the American Student Dental Association (13,000 members) during his third year. Then in residency he helped co-found the Resident Organization of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (ROAAMOS).

Dr. Roberson writes and lectures extensively on the subject of Medical/Sedation Emergencies and Emergency Drugs in the Dental Office. He has been selected as a CE Leader for Dentistry Today for over 10 years consecutively. He currently is CEO and Co-Founder of AAFDO (Accreditation Association For Dental Offices) which has numerous inspection and emergency preparedness programs dedicated only to Dentistry. He was the Co-founder and CEO of the Institute of Medical Emergency Preparedness which was an online medical emergency program for dentists and their staff. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Oral Cancer Screening Forms and Timeout Checklists. Current President of the MS/LA component of ADSA. Current President of the American Academy of Oral Surgery.

Roberson is currently Board certified by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He was Board certified with ABOMS (1999-2019). He has Fellowships in American College of Dentists, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and International College of Dentists.

He has copyrighted multiple programs and courses for the field of Dentistry such as DOMES(Dental Office Medical Emergency Simulations), DOSES(Dental Office Sedation Emergency Simulations), PEDOS (Pediatric Emergency Dental Office Simulations), ALSGD (Advanced Life Support for General Dentistry), ALSSD (Advanced Life Support for Sedation Dentistry), ALSPD (Advanced Life Support for Pediatric Dentistry).

He is a member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and South Mississippi Dental Society.

His community service includes being active in his church serving on committees such as Board of Trustees, Administration Council Chairman, Sunday School Teacher, Finance Committee, Lay Leadership Committee and Youth Ministries Team. He has coached football and baseball for approximately 10 years; served on the Advisory Board for The First; served on the board for Pearl River Community College Dental Assisting; Served on the UMC School of Dentistry Alumni Board. He is the Dental Externship Director for the University of Southern Mississippi and also serves on the USM Sports Medicine Team.

He has authored a book on Medical Emergencies, has written almost 100 articles on the subject, has 20 Online CE courses, co-developed the Emergency Response System for dental offices.

Some of his publications include articles in the Journal of American Dental Association; Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; Dentistry Today; Dental Economics Journal; DentalTown Journal; Dental Interactive; Journal of Pediatric Emergency Medicine; British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma; Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Journal; Dental Products Report; Texas Dental Journal.



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