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SEPTEMBER 19–21, 2024

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WHY ATTEND

Unveiling Brilliance at Dentistry on the Rise: Join us for the second annual symposium with a stellar lineup of accomplished dentists, shaping dentistry’s future through expertise, innovation, and camaraderie.
  • Clinical case presentations with fully digital workflows
  • Guided implant procedures
  • Special topic: medications and oral complications
  • Denture protocols and new materials
  • Oral surgery for the GP

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12.5 CEUs. Designed exclusively for dentists.
Each Paid Tuition Includes 2 Hotel Nights
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1

Thursday, September 19, 2024

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION

Earn 6.5 CE Credits

Includes complimentary breakfast and lunch, campus tour and reception.

Day one includes fast-paced lectures from the main podium on new technology, digital workflows, material options, oral surgery, geriatric dentistry and more.

Welcome Remarks

8–8:10 a.m.

Stephenie Goddard, M.S.

Bridging Oral Heath and Systemic Wellness: Emerging Research and Future Innovations

8:10–9:10 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Edward Zuckerberg, DDS, FAGD

Join us for an enlightening keynote where Dr. Edward Zuckerberg delves into the latest research and literature on the oral-systemic connection. Discover groundbreaking technologies set to revolutionize our field in the coming years.

Staying Positive During Technology Implementation

9:10–9:30 a.m.

Viviana Waich, DDS

Implementing digital dentistry is a big undertaking, but you can make the process easier with the right tools and a positive mindset. Dr. Waich — who is a standup comic as well as dentist — will share her experience along with humorous anecdotes.

Making the Move to Digital Dentistry

8:35–9:05 a.m.

Rebekah Browder, DDS

Explore tips and tricks for implementing scanning and milling.

Clear Aligners: So Many Options!

10:30–11 a.m.

Jacqueline Patterson, DDS

Aligners are a quickly growing market. Learn how to differentiate the many options and discover tips and tricks for implementation.

Understanding Material Options

11–11:30 a.m.

Brittany Bergeron, DDS

Explore material options for every indication.

A Completely Digital Smile Makeover: Signature Smile

11:30 a.m.–Noon

Jarrett Manning, DDS

Understand a digital workflow and how it can lead to more efficient and esthetic outcomes.

Oral Surgery for the GP

2–2:30 p.m.

Porchia James, DDS

Dr. James, an oral surgeon, will provide practical insights to improve the success of your surgical procedures, including extraction and socket grafting.

Medications and Oral Complications

2:30–3 p.m.

Noor Alladawi, DDS

Understand the interactions and oral manifestations of your patients’ medications.

Practicing in New York: Why I Made a Change

3–3:30 p.m.

Stacy Spizuoco, DDS

Gain insight into change management, including recognizing when change is needed and how best to implement it.

Geriatric Dentistry: A Whole Community in Need of Dentures

4–4:30 p.m.

Joy Poskozim, DDS

Discover streamlined denture protocols for geriatric patients.

My Experience as a Staff Dentist at Glidewell

4:30–5 p.m.

Danielle Brown, DDS

Journey through Dr. Brown’s first year as a Glidewell staff dentist, then follow her from the stage to the operatory for a live patient demonstration on scanning and designing a restoration.

Reception in Exhibits and Sponsor Booth Area

5–7 p.m.

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DAY

2

Friday, September 20, 2024

8 a.m.–3 p.m.

ATTEND A WORKSHOP FROM EACH SESSION

Earn 6 CE Credits

Includes complimentary breakfast and lunch, as well as a hosted cocktail party and dinner at Mesa Manor, home of Jim and Parvina Glidewell.

Day two offers five unique workshops, featuring hands-on clinical procedures to build your skills and confidence. Attendees can choose one workshop for Session 1 and one workshop for Session 2. Each workshop is three hours long.

NOTE: Space is limited. Select one workshop for each session, and enroll early to reserve your seat.

Session 1: Choose One

Refining Your Veneer Preparations for Stunning Results

8–11 a.m.

Kisha Carter, DMD | Nadia Rodriguez, DMD

Learn alongside Drs. Carter and Rodriguez as they demonstrate the keys to successful veneer restorations. This course includes a lecture and hands-on component.

Diving into Digital Dentistry

8–11 a.m.

Christina Do, DDS | Jinny Bender, DMD

This hands-on workshop is designed for dentists that are new to digital dentistry or want to gain new skills for their current workflows and procedures.

Ease the Stress with Guided Implant Surgery

8–11 a.m.

Taylor Manalili, DDS | Itza Rosado, DDS

This lecture and model-based workshop will provide you with important information about the guided surgery process.

Smile Design and Neuromodulators

8–11 a.m.

Mary K. Shields, DMD, MPH | Sarah Belderes, DDS

Learn about smile design, material selection and indications. Experience a hands-on workshop with injectable neuromodulators to put the finishing touch on your patient’s smile makeover.

A Completely Digital Smile Makeover

8–11 a.m.

Brittany Eirwin-Maqueda, DMD | KT Dao, DDS

Explore a design service for simple, esthetic smile makeovers — including a step-by-step process for superior lab communication.

Lunch Provided at 11 a.m.

SESSION 2: CHOOSE ONE

Refining Your Veneer Preparations for Stunning Results

Noon–3 p.m.

Kisha Carter, DMD | Nadia Rodriguez, DMD

Learn alongside Drs. Carter and Rodriguez as they demonstrate the keys to successful veneer restorations. This course includes a lecture and hands-on component.

Diving into Digital Dentistry

Noon–3 p.m.

Christina Do, DDS | Jinny Bender, DMD

This hands-on workshop is designed for dentists that are new to digital dentistry or want to gain new skills for their current workflows and procedures.

Ease the Stress with Guided Implant Surgery

Noon–3 p.m.

Taylor Manalili, DDS | Itza Rosado, DDS

This lecture and model-based workshop will provide you with important information about the guided surgery process.

Smile Design and Neuromodulators

Noon–3 p.m.

Mary K. Shields, DMD, MPH | Sarah Belderes, DDS

Learn about smile design, material selection and indications. Experience a hands-on workshop with injectable neuromodulators to put the finishing touch on your patient’s smile makeover.

A Completely Digital Smile Makeover

Noon–3 p.m.

Brittany Eirwin-Maqueda, DMD | KT Dao, DDS

Explore a design service for simple, esthetic smile makeovers — including a step-by-step process for superior lab communication.

Hosted Cocktail Party and Dinner at Mesa Manor

5–7:30 p.m.

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Glidewell Education Center designates this two-day activity for eleven continuing education credits.

Glidewell Education Center
Nationally Approved PACE Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement.
3/1/2024 to 2/29/2028.
Provider ID# 216789

Stephenie Goddard

Stephenie Goddard, M.S.

Glidewell CEO Stephenie Goddard is an executive leader with multidisciplinary experience in organizational development, business strategy, change management, customer experience and digital transformation. She joined Glidewell in 2006 as vice president of human resources, establishing various programs that have served to augment the company’s relentless expansion. In 2019, she established the Guiding Leaders program to empower women dentists throughout the United States in all facets of business and leadership, and the following year she received the Mentor Award from The Lucy Hobbs Project® (Benco Dental Supply Co.; Pittston, Pa.).

EDWARD ZUCKERBERG, DDS, FAGD

Edward J. Zuckerberg is a graduate of NYU College of Dentistry and owned private practices in Brooklyn and Dobbs Ferry, NY. An early adopter of technology, he introduced his first PC in the office in 1986 and embraced innovations like digital radiography and CAD/CAM as they emerged. Dr. Zuckerberg is an international lecturer on the oral and systemic connection, a venture partner at Revere Partners, chief dental officer for Viome and chief education officer for Cloud Dentistry, among others. He has authored textbooks and articles concerning digital marketing in dentistry and technology integration — all while practicing part time in Cupertino, California.

Viviana Waich

Viviana Waich, DDS

Dr. Viviana L. Waich graduated from the Santa Maria University in Venezuela, followed by a Master in Oral Surgery and Pathology from Javeriana University Colombia, and an internship in OMFS at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. She is an ABOI Diplomate, AAID fellow and achieved ICOI Mastership. Dr. Waich’s acomplishments further include being a board member of the AACA since 2017, a Glidewell Guiding Leader in 2023, and a recently published author of a Senior Oral Health book.

Rebekah Browder

Rebekah Browder, DDS

After graduating from New York City College of Dentistry with honors in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Rebekah Browder completed a GPR at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. She then taught at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in the Pediatric and Public Health Department before settling in Westport, Connecticut, and buying a private practice. She has been practicing dentistry since 2014 with a focus on minimally invasive, conservative esthetics. Her practice is only one of four in the country to be certified as a B Corporation. Dr. Browder graduated Guiding Leaders in 2022.

Jacqueline Patterson

Jacqueline Patterson, DDS

Dr. Jacqueline Patterson graduated at the top of her class from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene in 2003. She then pursued her DDS at the prestigious U.C. San Francisco School of Dentistry, where she was inducted into the Dental Honor Fraternity, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. After graduating with honors in 2008, she returned to her hometown of Las Vegas to practice and raise her family. Dr. Jacqueline Patterson is a General Dentist and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist. She provides Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, TMJ/TMD Therapy, Sleep Dentistry/Therapy, Botox® Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Physiologic Orthodontics, Facial/Airway Growth and Development, and Neuromyofascial Therapy to help treat a wide variety of conditions. Dr. Patterson treats all ages and believes in a multidisciplinary and whole body approach to the health of her patients. She graduated Guiding Leaders in 2023.
Brittany Bergeron

Brittany Bergeron, DDS

Dr. Brittany Bergeron obtained her BA in chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross before continuing her education at the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2013. She served as the 2019 president of the American Association of Women Dentists in addition to serving on their board of directors for over 10 years. Dr. Bergeron currently serves on the board of directors for Dental Entrepreneur Woman and is an active member in the ICD, ADA and AAFE. Dr. Bergeron graduated from the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership in 2022 and the Glidewell Guiding Leaders program in 2023. Dr. Bergeron is a solo practitioner at the office she owns in Towson, MD, where she focuses on dynamic patient care through patient education and dental technology.

Jarrett Manning

Jarrett Manning, DDS

Dr. Jarrett Manning is an alumni of Xavier University of Louisiana, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. She has been practicing dentistry for over 17 years and owns practices in Symrna and East Point, Georgia. Dr. Manning is also a best-selling author, owner of JLM Dental Studio in Atlanta, founder and CEO of Honey Envy, founder of Beyond Her Smile, and leader of Dental CEOs LLC. She graduated Guiding Leaders in 2022.

Porchia James

Porchia James, DDS

Dr. Porchia James earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Meharry Medical College in 2008. After graduation from dental school, Dr. James was promoted to Captain in the U.S. Air Force where she was stationed at Keesler AFB (Biloxi, MS), RAF Lakenheath, UK (England), and Shaw AFB (Sumter, SC). After her four-year active duty tenure, she was allowed the opportunity to focus solely on Oral Surgery. She returned to an additional four-year residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Meharry Medical College. During her residency, she trained alongside ENT, plastic surgeons and licensed anesthesiologists. Dr. James now owns a private practice, About Face: Oral & Facial Surgery in Frisco, TX. She is very active in community outreach and volunteer work for underserved individuals. Dr. James graduated Guiding Leaders in 2023.

Noor Alladawi

Noor Alladawi, DDS

Noor Khedraki Alladawi earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at California State Polytechnic University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Southern California in 2009. She is the managing dentist at a boutique Newport Beach dental office, Portside Dentistry, where she has been loved by her patients for 10 years. Dr. Noor specializes in cosmetics and restorative dentistry. She is a recent graduate of the prestigious 2023 Glidewell Guiding Leaders program and is a member of several dental organizations, including the ADA, AGA and Orange County Dental society. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons.

Stacy Spizuoco

Stacy Spizuoco, DDS

Dr. Stacy Spizuoco is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry. After graduation she completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency. She works in private practice in New York City and has volunteered as a clinical instructor at Columbia College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Spizuoco performs charitable work including organizing bi-annual dental missions with World of Smiles to the Dominican Republic. She also volunteers at local missions such as Give Kids A Smile Day. She is one of fourteen women dentists to be invited to the inaugural class the Guiding Leaders program in 2019. Dr. Spizuoco is a President Elect and Board Member of the New York Academy of Dentistry, a member of the American Dental Association, Fellow of the American College of Dentists, member of American Association of Women Dentists, and a member of Women to Women Dental Network.

Joy Poskozim

Joy Poskozim, DDS

After working in various dental practices in the Chicagoland area, Dr. Joy Poskozim opened Joyful Dental Care, where she provides services ranging from general dentistry to complex, full-mouth restorative procedures. She also performs mobile care onsite in nursing homes, assisted care facilities, and independent living centers, providing treatment to those unable come to her practice. Dr. Poskozim is dedicated to delivering excellent services and long-term solutions that lead to optimal dental health for her patients. She graduated Guiding Leaders in 2019.

Danielle Brown

DANIELLE BROWN, DDS

Dr. Danielle Brown joined Glidewell in 2024 after seven years in private practice, where she focused on esthetic dentistry. She graduated from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in 2016. Dr. Brown served five years on the board of the Western Los Angeles Dental Society and earned the “Top 40 Under 40” award from the National Dental Association in 2023. She has also worked in low-income communities and is currently on the New Dentist Committee, where she champions the integration of technology to enhance careers and streamline daily practices. Dr. Brown graduated Guiding Leaders in 2023.

Kisha Carter

Kisha Carter, DMD

Dr. Kisha Carter is a Newnan, Georgia native and has been practicing dentistry in the Atlanta area for 15 years. She attended the Medical College of Georgia, where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Carter graduated in the top percentage of her dental class and was inducted into the dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.

Dr. Carter built BLUSH Dental Studio from the ground up in 2015, and significantly expanded in 2022 to accommodate her growing patient base in East Point, GA. Dr. Carter is committed to educating her patients and providing quality care in a comfortable and modern environment. She graduated from the Guiding Leaders program in 2022.

Nadia Rodriguez

Nadia Rodriguez, DMD

Dr. Nadia Rodriguez graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is the owner and practicing dentist at No Limits Dental located in Midtown Manhattan. With a strong focus on cosmetic dentistry, she is always looking for better techniques to make dentistry effortless and to deliver patient-pleasing results. Dr. Rodriguez graduated Guiding Leaders in 2022.

Christina Do

Christina Do, DDS

Dr. Chistina Do is the current president of the Orange County Dental Association and practices general dentistry in Cosa Mesa, California. She specializes in dental laser technology and is a top five producer with the fastmill.io™ In-Office Mill. She is a lecturer and researcher for BIOLASE® and sits on the executive board of the Coleman Research Group. Dr. Do graduated from Guiding Leaders in 2022.
Jinny Bender

Jinny Bender, DMD

Dr. Jinny Bender is a clinical dentist at Glidewell. After earning her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, she practiced general dentistry for 27 years before joining Glidewell in 2022. Dr. Bender is a member of the ADA, CDA and Orange County Dental Society.

Dr. Manalili

Taylor Manalili, DDS

Dr. Taylor Manalili is director of clinical prosthodontics at Glidewell. In the onsite dental clinic at Glidewell, Dr. Manalili helps to enhance laboratory protocols, conduct clinical research, and perform advanced restorative work — including implant placement, chairside restorations and full-mouth rehabilitations. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Northeastern University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Stony Brook University, where she also obtained an advanced certificate in prosthodontics and digital technologies. Dr. Manalili completed her fellowship and diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She joined the Resnik International Implant Institute as a prosthodontic faculty member and has over ten years of teaching experience in diverse education settings. She graduated Guiding Leaders in 2019.

Itza Rosado

Itza Rosado, DDS

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Itza Rosado is the founder and private practice owner of Smiles in Miramar Dental, in Miramar, FL. She utilizes the most advanced dental equipment and techniques to deliver excellent results to her patients. A graduate of the Baltimore Dental School at the University of Maryland, Dr. Rosado specializes in cosmetic and implant dentistry and has extensive experience in freehand and guided implant placement as well as implant restorations. She also holds a position as adjunct clinical faculty at Nova Southeastern University Dental school and seeks out numerous continuing education opportunities. She graduated from the Guiding Leaders program in 2023.

Mary Shields

Mary K. Shields, DMD, MPH

Dr. Mary Shields owns a private practice in Louisville, Kentucky, focused on family and cosmetic care. She is an associate member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and a member of the American Society of Forensic Odontology, where she provides forensic services ranging from the identification of human remains to legal consultations. Dr. Shields is also in the process of finalizing the requirements for board certification by the American Board of Forensic Odontology. She graduated Guiding Leaders in 2019.

Sarah Belderes

Sarah Belderes, DDS

Dr. Sarah Belderes graduated from USC dental school in 2001, winning the pediatric dentistry award. She practices in her hometown of San Diego as a restorative dentist, utilizing digital technology and a team of specialists to provide a wide variety of treatments. She has spent countless hours training in the areas of implant surgery, clear aligner therapy, neurotoxins and fillers. She prides herself on successfully building a cohesive team that is both business-minded and patient-focused. Using intraoral scanners, milling and 3D printing, Dr. Belderes is on the cutting-edge of digital dentistry. Additionally, she graduated from Guiding Leaders in 2023.

Brittany Eirwin Maqueda

Brittany Eirwin-Maqueda, DMD

Dr. Brittany Eirwin-Maqueda is a general dentist and private practice owner in rural Southwestern Indiana, where she has been practicing since graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2012. Thriving on innovation and change, she enjoys leveraging cutting-edge technologies to close the gap in access to care in her community. As a graduate of a women’s college and the Glidewell Guiding Leaders program in 2023, she is passionate about supporting other women in their professional journeys. When not visiting family in Mexico or traveling the globe, she lives in Owensboro, Kentucky, with her husband and their three children.

KT Dao

K.T. Dao

Dr. K.T. Dao, an alumna of Baylor College of Dentistry, brings over three decades of expertise to her boutique dental practice, specializing in Cosmetic Dentistry and Clear Aligner Therapy. She continually advances her knowledge with over 500 units of continuing education to date. A dedicated professional, Dr. Dao holds active memberships in the American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Texas Dental Association (TDA), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), American Association of Clear Aligners (AACA), and the American Orthodontic Society (AOS). Dr. Dao is also an alumna of the Guiding Leaders class of 2023, demonstrating a commitment to leadership and ongoing personal development.