ADHA 2016 CLL at the 93rd Annual Session
 
Speakers 
Lunch & Learn Moderators




Cynthia Amyot, MSDH, Ed.D
Cynthia Amyot, MSDH, Ed.D., serves as Associate Dean and Professor of Instructional Technology and Faculty Development, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), School of Dentistry. Dr. Amyot has been a full-time faculty member at UMKC since 1993 serving three years as Director of Graduate and Degree Completion Studies and five years as Director of the Division of Dental Hygiene. Dr. Amyot teaches at all levels of the curriculum; doctoral, predoctoral, graduate and undergraduate.
 
Karen Andrews, RDH
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Karen Terhall Andrews, RDH is an assistant professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at West Coast University in Anaheim, California. After 33 years in clinical hygiene, she started 5 years ago as an adjunct at West Coast University when the first class started in clinic. She is now a full time faculty and teaches Ethics Seminar and Practice Management and Jurisprudence.
 
Leslie Barkley, RDH, BSDH
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Leslie Barkley, RDH, BSDH is the Director of dental hygiene at Hiwassee College in Madisonville, TN. and has 22 years of experience in the field of dental hygiene.  Her goal in the area of dental hygiene education is developing and integrating cutting-edge technology to equip the next generation of dental hygienists. 
 
Susan Bushenberger, RDH, MS
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Susan Buchenberger, RDH, MS has been a practicing dental hygienist for 28 years in Raleigh , NC. She is an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Susan is a passionate dental provider who has developed specific techniques to insure all children receive dental care in a relaxed manner, especially those with anxiety disorders.
 
Jen Butler, M.Ed, CPC, BCC
Jen Butler, M.Ed, CPC, BCC of Jen Butler Inc., is a 20-year veteran in stress management.  She works with individuals and organizations, educating them on what stress is, how it holds them back from achieving what they want, and ways to work and live stressLESS.  She consultants, trains, and speaks to dental professionals all over the globe helping them reduce stress while building their practices. 
 
Glenda Caceres Duenas
 
Lillian Caperila, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed

Lil Caperila, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed brings 40+ years of clinical experience as a periodontal co-therapist and mentored future hygienists in her roles as a teaching faculty, SADHA advisor and internationally-recognized speaker with Premier Dental.  She continues to pursue her passion in supporting the future transformation of dental hygiene practice in a changing environment.

 
Michele Carr, RDH, MA
Michele Carr, RDH, MA is Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Dental Hygiene at The Ohio State University, College of Dentistryin Columbus, Ohio. She has been involved nationally and locally serving on numerous committees such as the American Dental Education Association’s Council of Allied Dental Program Directors, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Council on Policy and Bylaws, The Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association Government Relations Committee and is a CODA consultant. 

Michele has published over 20 articles and presents numerous continuing education courses primarily on ultrasonics, local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation.
 
Elizabeth Collins Kornegay, RDH, BSDH
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Elizabeth Collins Kornegay, RDH, BSDH is in her second year of the Master’s of Science in Dental Hygiene Education program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She works as a dental hygienist for the General and Oral Health (GOHealth) Research Center at the UNC School of Dentistry. She has a passion for education and its role in dental hygiene.
 
Ruth Conn, RDH, MSDH

Ruth Conn, RDH, MSDH is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry, in the Dental Hygiene Program and has 34 years of clinical dental hygiene experience working in both family and pediatric practices. Her experience includes working with under-served children of all ages and participating in government programs to aid this vulnerable population in oral health awareness and education. Ruth has presented CE courses to dental hygienists and lectures to both dental and dental hygiene students on the subject of providing optimum oral health care and education to children and their caregivers.

 
Sara Coppola, BA, RDH, RDHAP, MSDH
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Sara Laura Coppola, BA, RDH, RDHAP, MSDH is a 1988 graduate from West Los Angeles College Dental Hygiene Program and has been involved in clinical practice.
 In 2012, Sara obtained her Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP) license and has been working with the board and care, home bound and the developmentally disabled populations. In 2015 she obtained her Master of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan with her thesis research focusing on the economic sustainability of the RDHAP and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Pasadena City College.
 
Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH
Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH is the associate director at Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, he oversees the Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile program and is the chair of Children's Dental Health Project's national sealant workgroup and a member of the ADA's Expert Workgroup reviewing clinical recommendations for sealant placement. Matt oversees all oral health programming at the Alliance which includes the Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition, Earlier Is Better and Health Smiles for Mom and Baby. Under Matt's direction the Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile program has increased funding 10 fold and grown to serve approximately 50,000 children in more than 850 schools statewide.
 
Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH

Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH has practiced on the cutting edge of the dental profession for more than 30 years, and inspires audiences internationally to do the same.  She is founder of her own continuing education company, Cutting Edge Concepts®, and holds a Bachelor of Science In Dental Hygiene from Midwestern State University. Karen is considered a key opinion leader to many corporations, is an accomplished author and is recognized as a Top Clinician in Continuing Education in Dentistry Today.

 
Timothy Donley, DDS, MSD
Timothy Donley, DDS, MSD is currently in the private practice of Periodontics and Implantology in Bowling Green, KY.  After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University School of Dentistry and completing a general practice residency, he returned to Indiana University where he received his Masters Degree in Periodontics.   Dr. Donley lectures and publishes frequently on topics of interest to clinical dental hygienists.
 
Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP
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Kathy J. Eklund, RDH, MHP is director of infection control and occupational health, and research subject and patient safety advocate at the Forsyth Institute in Boston. She is also an adjunct associate professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene. Eklund is a past chair of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and served as secretary of the OSAP Foundation. She has provided regional HIV education and training to dental and health care providers through a grant from the New England AIDS Education and Training Center for the past 17 years. Eklund is one of the authors of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines for Infection Control In Dental Health-Care Settings–2003, and a member of 
Dimensions' Editorial Advisory Board.
 
Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD
Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD is Professor, Course Director of Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology, and Director of Research at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, where she also teaches part-time in the Special Care Clinic.  Ann also serves as Associate Director of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice. Ann is also an independent educational and research consultant, and practices dental hygiene part-time, specializing in geriatrics.
 
Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD
Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD is a 1990 graduate of the Universidad Central de Venezuela School of Dentistry, and later received her PhD from Indiana University (IU) in 1996, were she remained as a member of the full time faculty until joining the faculty at the University of Michigan (UoM) School of Dentistry in the fall of 2009. She holds the position of Professor in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics at UoM, and also serves as cariology discipline co-coordinator at the UoM School of Dentistry. As a principal investigator, she has received research grants from the National Institute of Health, The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, the Delta Dental Fund, DentaQuest, and private industry.
 
Julie Frantsve-Hawley, RDH, PhD
Julie Frantsve-Hawley, RDH, PhD is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Evidence-Based Practice for Dental Hygienists, and editor of the text book Evidence-Based Dentistry for the Dental Hygienist.  She is currently the executive director of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry.  Dr. Hawley is a dental hygienist, received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Harvard University, and conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF.
 
Jacquelyn Fried, RDH, BA, MS
Jacquelyn Fried, RDH, BA, MS is an Associate Professor and Director of Inter-professional Initiatives at the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and her Certificate in Dental Hygiene from the Ohio State University and she earned a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University.  She loves to write, edit and publish and to mentor others to develop these skills.
 
Dorothy Garlough, RDH, MPA
Dorothy Garlough RDH, MPA is an innovation architect facilitating strategy sessions and forums in both the dental and corporate worlds.  As an international speaker and writer, Dorothy trains others to broaden their skill-set to include creativity, collaboration, consensus building and forward thinking.  Engagement is the outcome when these mechanisms are put in place to drive new innovations.
 
Ashley Grill, RDH, BSDH, MPH
Ashley Grill, RDH, MPH is a coordinator at the Practitioners Engaged in Applied Research and Learning (PEARL) Practice-based Translational Network in New York. She is also actively involved in organized dental hygiene, serving as a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Council on Research and a delegate to the ADHA House of Delegates from New York. Grill is also past president of the New Hampshire Dental Hygienists’ Association.
 
JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD
JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD is Professor and Graduate Program Director of the Department of Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University. She is the President of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists an Past-President of the American Dental Hygienists' Association. Dr. Gurenlian maintains a column entitled "Looking Ahead" in RDH magazine, and is co-author of a textbook "Preventing Medical Emergencies," and has been active in dental hygiene education for over 35 years as a leader, educator, clinician, administrator, and researcher.  
 
Jennifer Harmon, RDH, MS
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Jennifer Harmon, RDH, MS received her Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science from UNC Chapel Hill in 2007, her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from UNC in 2013 and completed her Masters of Science in Dental Hygiene Education at UNC in 2015. She is a Full-time Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.  Harmon’s Masters research project entitled “Protective Effect of Circulating Omentin-1 Against Chronic Temporomandibular Disorder Pain” was recognized internationally by her receipt of the 2015 IADR Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research group 
Outstanding Student Abstract Award
 
Edward Herschaft, DDS, MA, DABFO, DABOM

Edward Herschaft, DDS, MA, DABFO, DABOM received a DDS from West Virginia University School of Dentistry and certificate in oral and maxillofacial pathology from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).  He is Professor Emeritus - MUSC College of Dental Medicine, Professor of Biomedical Sciences - University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Dental Medicine, and Guest Professor - Medical School of Nankai University in Tianjin, China.  Dr. Herschaft is a forensic dental consultant to the Clark County Coroner/Medical Examiner Office (Las Vegas, NV), Diplomate of the American Boards of Oral Medicine and Forensic Odontology and Fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentists, American Academy of Forensic Sciences and Pierre Fauchard Academy. 

 
Jeremy Horst, DDS, MS, PhD
Jeremy Horst, DDS, MS, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow in the Featherstone and DeRisi labs at UCSF, and a practicing pediatric dentist. He has published more than 25 papers and book chapters on genomic analysis and discovery of drug leads for orofacial diseases, and now focuses on discovery of agents to prevent and stop dental caries. Dr. Horst recently chaired a UCSF committee to assemble clinical indications, a protocol, and guidelines for use of Silver Diamine Fluoride.
 
Kris Johnson, RDHAP, BA
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Kris Johnson, RDHAP, BA 
is a 1993 graduate of the Shoreline Community College Dental Hygiene program, holds a bachelor of business management from St. Mary’s College in California, certificates in nutrition education from Bauman College in Berkeley, CA as well as the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, NY. Kris became a Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice in 2008, graduating from the University of the Pacific, and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene degree program at Idaho State University. She is passionate about dental hygiene, nutrition, and education and currently works as an adjunct clinical instructor at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, and is a member of the volunteer clinical faculty at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA.
 
Ellen Karlin, MS, RD, LDN, FADA
Ellen Karlin, MS, RD, LDN, FADA is a nutrition consultant with a vast professional and personal knowledge and expertise in helping food allergic patients manage their food allergies and improve their eating habits.  She has worked at the Comprehensive Asthma and Allergy Center in Owings Mills, MD for the past 25 years.  Ellen earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in nutrition and dietetics and a Master of Science degree in nutrition education from Emory University, where she completed her dietetic internship.
 
Rachel Kearney, RDH, MS
Rachel Kearney RDH, MS is an assistant professor in the Division of Dental Hygiene at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. She teaches education courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs at The Ohio State University. Rachel serves ADHA on the Council on Education.
 
Robin Knowles, RDH,MPH
Robin Knowles, RDH, MPH is Professor of Dental Hygiene at Tunxis Community College in Connecticut where she teaches and serves as course leader for Community Oral Health I & II, in addition to several clinical courses.  She received a BSDH degree from the Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the Univ. of Bridgeport and a Master of Public Health degree from the Univ. of Connecticut.  Ms. Knowles has extensive experience in developing, implementing and evaluating school based and community oral health programs.  Her interest areas include oral health advocacy and inter-professional education.
 
Frank Licht, RDH, BSDH, MSDH
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Frank Licht, RDH, 
BSDH, MSDH received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from The University of Michigan in 2004 and his Masters Degree in Dental Hygiene Education from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis in May of 2015. Frank is currently the President of The Nashville Area Dental Hygiene Society (NADHS), has taught at Tennessee State University for 3 years, and is currently the Lead Clinical Supervisor for Sophomore Clinic.  His teaching and research niche is in Lasers and Periodontal Therapy.
 
Deborah Lyle, RDH, BS, MS

Deborah Lyle, RDH, BS, MS is a life-long member of ADHA and has volunteered here time on several councils and task forces.  She is an international speaker and author and has published many original research manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.   Deborah is the Director of Professional and Clinical Affairs for Water Pik, Inc. and an editorial board member for the Journal of Dental Hygiene.

 
Jana Mannen, RDH, MSDH
Jana Mannen, RDH, BSDH, MSDH  is an Online Adjunct Professor with Eastern Washington University currently practicing clinical dental hygiene in Houston, Texas. She teaches educational methodology, ethics, communication for the health sciences, and Capstone. She presents locally and nationally on curriculum management and nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation. Jana’s research interests include geriodontics, periodontics, and ethics at the university level and private level.
 
Ana Karina Mascarenhas, BDS, MPH, DrPH

Ana Karina Mascarenhas, BDS, MPH, DrPH is Associate Dean for Research and Professor at Nova Southeastern University. She is Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health; Past-President American Association of Public Health Dentistry; Director of the American Board of Dental Public Health; and Commissioner, Commission on Dental Accreditation. Dr. Mascarenhas is the principal investigator on the HRSA grant to develop competencies and curriculum for dental and dental hygiene students in dental public health, has taught extensively, published over 50 papers, and presented nationally and internationally.

 
Amy Molnar, RDH, MS
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Amy Molnar, RDH, MDH is a clinical private practice dental hygienist and also serves as lecturer for online courses in the Division of Dental Hygiene at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.  She holds a BS and MDH in Dental Hygiene from The Ohio State University. Amy's research interests include social media use and professionalism, online education, and mobile learning.
 
Shannon Nanne, RDH
Shannon Nanne, RDH is a 1994 graduate from The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Shannon serves as The Executive Director of The Global Oral Cancer Forum and a Key Opinion Leader for several companies, publications and associations and is an ambassador with The Oral Cancer Foundation.
 
Christine Nathe, RDH, MS
Christine Nathe, RDH, MS is currently Professor, Program Director of Dental Hygiene and Vice Chair at the University of New Mexico, Department of Dental Medicine. Her books Dental Public Health and Research, 4th edition and Primary Preventive Dentistry, 8th edition are used throughout the world to educate hygienists on the science and practice of dental public health and primary dental care. Professor Nathe  received the  Colgate/ ADHA Irene Newman Professional Achievement Award, Johnson & Johnson/ADHA Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene, Excellence in Teaching Award from the UNM School of Medicine, and Dental Hygiene Distinguished Alumni Awards from Rhodes State College, The Ohio State University and Old Dominion University.
 
Doreen Naughton, RDH, BSDH

Doreen Naughton, RDH, BSDH is a clinician, educator, consultant, author, presenter, and the sole proprietor of Dental Hygiene Health Services.  She has provided dental hygiene services for 27 years in Washington State caring for over 3500 patients in long term care facilities. She has served as president of the Washington State Dental Hygienists’ Association and as District XII Trustee for ADHA; and has received recognition and awards including the ADHA Excellence in Dental Hygiene Award in 2000; Mentor of the Year runner-up by Philips/RDH Magazine in 2004; and named as one of Dimensions Magazine’s “Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know” for clinical practice in 2013. 

 
Ann O'Kelley Wetmore, RDH, BSDH, MSDH
Ann O’Kelley Wetmore, RDH, BSDH, MSDH is an associate professor, Chair, and alumna at Eastern Washington University.  She teaches and developed online degree completion and graduate courses.  As an educator, she values collaboration with students and colleagues, and strives to be an effective facilitator who promotes critical thinking and life long learning. 
 
Jodi Olmsted, RDH, PhD
Jodi Olmsted, RDH, PhD is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin~ Stevens Point in the College of Professional Studies, School of Health Care Professions.  Jodi  has facilitated numerous instructional, continuing education and training programs for various audiences including dental hygiene, leadership, health sciences, long term care, education & teaching certification courses.  She has published research articles including using alternative methodologies and Distance Education (DE) for improving student engagement, outcomes and teaching practices.
 
Catrice Opichka, RDH
Catrice Opichka, RDH has been active in the field of dentistry for twenty-six years, practicing as a registered dental hygienist for the last eighteen years.  She is the owner of Pure Education LLC, is an international lecturer, Seattle Study Club Education Advisory Board member and teaches clinical dental hygiene at PIMA Medical Institute in Seattle, WA.  Catrice lectures on treating the oncology patient, HPV and oral cancer risk, the oral effects of addiction, and complex communication in the clinical setting. 
 
Pam Overman, RDH, Ed.D
Pam Overman, RDH, Ed.D is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at UMKC School of Dentistry and has been involved in dental hygiene education for over thirty years; but this is the most exciting time in her career. The oral health care landscape is being re-shaped and dental hygienists are helping make these changes happen. Dr. Overman will be lead today’s workshop on Transforming Dental Hygiene Education as a part of a collaboration between the Academy for Academic Leadership and ADHA.
 
Karen Portillo, RDH-EA, MS
Karen Portillo, RDH-EA, MS is an assistant professor and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University.  She has guided and supervised numerous oral health programs for both undergraduate and graduate students.  In addition, she has implemented an on-going school-based dental sealant program in a Title 1 elementary school as a community rotation and alternative setting experience for the dental hygiene students.
 
Marilynn Rothen, RDH, MS
Marilynn Rothen, RDH, MS received her BS in Dental Hygiene and MS in Oral Biology from the University of Washington.  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UW Oral Health Sciences Department and the Associate Director of the Master of Science Program in Oral Biology for Dental Hygiene Educators.  In addition, as a Research Implementation Manager for the UW School of Medicine Institute of Translational Health Sciences (CTSA), she manages the School of Dentistry Regional Clinical Dental Research Center where she has overseen numerous research projects for more than 20 years and practices a day a week in the UW Dental Fears Research Clinic.  She was the Lead Regional Coordinator, involved in study development and implementation, for the five state dental practice-based research network, Northwest PRECEDENT, managed through the University of Washington and Oregon Health & Science University. She serves on the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Council on Research, the Institute for Oral Health Grant Review Committee and in 2014/2015 as President of the Washington State Dental Hygienists’ Association.
 
Kelly Schroeder, RDH
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Kelly Schroeder, RDH is a graduate student in the MSDH program at Idaho State University. She is a private practice dental hygienist, volunteers at Tri-County Community Dental Clinic, and is working to bring oral health awareness to farm communities in Wisconsin. To be able to solve individual and community barriers to oral health care, such as health issues an individual with MS might face, is very rewarding.
 
Kristen Stephens, RDH, BS
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Kristen Stephens, RDH, BS is a dental hygiene educator at West Coast University and Cerritos College. She is also a clinical practitioner working towards a Master of Science Degree at Idaho State University, and past president of the Long Beach Dental Hygienists Society.
 
Jennifer Suminski, CPhT, RDH, MS
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Jennifer Suminski, CPhT, RDH, MS is a full-time faculty member at Hagerstown Community College in Maryland and a recent graduate of the MSDH program at the University of Michigan. She is also a part-time private practice clinician with Dr. Richard Wyne in Rockville, Maryland.
 
Connie Traynor, RDH
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Connie Traynor, RDH is currently serving the Wisconsin Dental Hygienists Association in the role of Vice President and as a delegate to ADHA 2016. She has practiced clinically in both specialty and general practice and is currently in a clinical support role as a Regional Clinical Consultant with the Midwest Dental Support Center, a DSO with over 170 offices in 15 states. In this role, she serves as a mentor and coach for dental hygienists and teams within the organization.
 
Megan Trimble, M.Ed.
Megan Trimble, M.Ed. is in her 15th year of teaching at the secondary level. She is an accomplished teacher leader in the Blue Valley School District located in Overland Park, Kansas. In addition, Megan has been a teacher leader and curriculum developer/virtual instructor for over 9 years for districts throughout Kansas and Missouri. She is also in charge of staff training, professional development, and oversees the B.Y.O.D. program she personally developed and implemented in 2012 as her building’s Technology Facilitator.
 
Thomas Viola, RPh., C.C.P., PhRS
Thomas Viola, RPh., C.C.P., PhRS  serves the profession of dental hygiene as a educator, published writer and professional speaker in addition to his daily practice of the profession of pharmacy. Tom is a member of the faculty of seven dental hygiene programs, as well as the ADHA National Board Review course. He is a contributor to several dental professional journals, with pharmacology columns appearing regularly in Access Magazine, AGD Impact, General Dentistry and RDH Magazine. In addition, Tom currently serves on the Advisory Board for General Dentistry and as the Subject Matter Expert for Mosby's Dental Drug Reference. Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses, nationally and internationally, in the areas of dental pharmacology and local anesthesia.
 
Robert Weyant, DMD, DrPH
Robert J. Weyant, DMD, DrPH serves as Associate Dean of Dental Public Health and Community Outreach, and professor and chair of the Department of Dental Public Health at the School of Dental Medicine. He is also an associate professor of epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Weyant is a former Navy Dental Officer and V.A. dentist.
 
Debra Zabloudil, FACHE, CAE
Debra Zabloudil, FACHE, CAE founded The Learning Studio (TLS) because she is passionate about learning and education. Debra received her bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications/Public Relations from Southern Illinois University, and her master’s degree in Management of Public Service from DePaul University. She has earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is a past chair of ASAE’s Professional Development Council and speaks and writes regularly on the topic of association education trends, best practices and overall training.