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Karin Bennett
American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM)
Senior National Sales Executive
125 Half Mile Road Suite 200
Red Bank, NJ 07701
559-372-4500 main

Karin@dentalmanagers.com
www.dentalmanagers.com

Karin Bennett

VIP Guest

Karin is the first point of contact for new sponsors and conference exhibitors. You will see her roaming the floor at our annual conference and other dental industry meetings. Karin’s role is to introduce as many valuable resources, products, and services as possible to AADOM members. She also hosts our regular AADOM sponsored webinars, Members Access, to further their education and earn CE credits. Karin’s background includes 20+ years of sales and marketing experience, including 13 years as an insurance agent. She was a top producer of new dental patients and revenue as a marketing specialist with the largest national provider of support services to general and multi-specialty dental groups. Karin was the first recipient of the Operations Team Award for Outstanding Teamwork and Dedication and was assigned to a task force to develop a national dental campaign that is still in force today.


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Wes Blakeslee DMD
AGD Editor
2517 Highway 35 BLDG P-102
Manasquan, NJ 08736
732-223-4466 main

drwesb@aol.com
www.drblakeslee.com

Wes Blakeslee

Meeting Planner

Dr Wesley Blakeslee completed his undergraduate studies at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. After two years of graduate study in biology at Seton Hall University where he was a teaching assistant, he was accepted to UMDNJ-NJ Dental School where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1979. The creator and host of the podcast program for the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr Blakeslee interviews prominent dental educators, clinicians and manufacturers on the latest products, materials and techniques in dentistry.


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Theodore Borris DDS
Director of Scientific Programs
Chicago Dental Society
401 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60611
312-836-7312 main
312-836-7329 fax

tborris@cds.org

Ted Borris

Meeting Planner

A former high school teacher and guidance counselor in Chicago, Dr Ted Borris spent 30 years doing general dentistry first in the US Air Force in Texas and then private practice in Mount Prospect, Illinois. Feeling the need for personal change and development, Ted became the Director of Scientific Programs for the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Now, he and his wife of many years, Carolyn, traverse the country looking for the next great dental meeting speaker to bring to Chicago.


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Trish Chambers
American Association of Dental Management (AADOM)
Project Manager
125 Half Mile Rd. Suite 200
Red Bank, NJ 07701
732-977-0260 main

trish@dentalmanagers.com
www.dentalmanagers.com

Trish Chambers

VIP Guest

Trish is AADOM’s Project Manager working with Lorie Streeter, Karin Bennett, AADOM’s sponsors and vendors. She is responsible for the coordination of projects and activities including webinars, the Observer magazine, The Going Green Initiative and AADOM Speaker and Consultant Alliance projects. Trish brings over 25 years’ experience in the areas of sales and marketing working a variety of businesses and non-profit community service organizations throughout California’s central valley. Trish was born and raised in California and enjoys being involved in her community. She has served on the board of directors for Networking for Women and Visalians for Sober Graduation and volunteered with several organizations including the American Cancer Society, College of the Sequoias Foundation, Downtown Visalians and the Visalia Parks and Recreation Foundation. She lives in California with her three rescue dogs and enjoys community theater, events and concerts. She is excited to be working with such a knowledgeable and enthusiastic team of professionals!


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Jordon Comstock CEO
BoomCloud

boomcloudapps@gmail.com
www.dentalmanagers.com

Jordon Comstock

VIP Guest

Jordon Comstock is the founder and CEO of BoomCloud. BoomCloud exists to help dental practices create, organize, track and automate an in-house membership program as a strategy to reduce dependence on dental insurance. Jordon started his career in the dental industry managing a dental lab and soon realized the need for our industry to create membership programs. He studies UX/UI design, web development and marketing at the Art Institute of Salt Lake City.


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Janette Douglas
President
Oregon Dental Executives Association
971-230-0118 main
503-312-3269 mobile

janette.l.douglas@gmail.com
www.oregondentalexecutives.org

Janette Douglas

Meeting Planner

Janette holds the office of President of Oregon Dental Executives’ Association which was started in 1996. She has been a Board member since 2003 and has held positions of Membership Chair, Sponsorship Chair and Education Chair. Her goal is to reach all dental office administrators to let them know of the value of ODEA with their educational events, study clubs, resources and networking throughout the dental community. Janette’s background includes working in the dental field for over 35 years. She has been in her current position as Manager of TenderCare Dental in Gladstone since 1988. She has been instrumental in taking the practice successfully through many transitions.


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Anne Duffy
12233 Pine Valley Club Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-846-7665 main
704-953-0261 mobile

anneduffy@dentalentrepreneur.com
www.dentalentrepreneur.com

Anne Duffy

VIP Guest

Anne Duffy is a graduate of Ohio State University’s School of Dental Hygiene. She continues to practice one day a week and is the chair of the Dental Hygiene Board at CPCC.  In 1998, Anne helped launch Dental Entrepreneur magazine at the ADA Conference in San Francisco.  She took over as editor and publisher in 2002.   Currently Dental Entrepreneur: Business Beyond the Classroom goes to every dental school in the country and to young dentists practicing ten years or less.


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Bonnie Hixson
Owner & Publisher of The Progressive Dentist Magazine
3410 – 98th St, Ste 4-336
Lubbock, TX 79423
806-392-3300 main

Bonnie@HixsonMedia.com
www.TheProDentist.com

Bonnie Hixson

VIP Guest

As the founder and publisher of The Progressive Dentist magazine, Bonnie is dedicated to helping strong clinicians and dental professionals build successful businesses where the best dental care can be delivered.  She enjoys working closely with industry experts to provide dentists and teams with the most suitable resources to enhance the overall patient experience and improve profitability for their unique practices. Bonnie is a member of the American Society of Magazine Editors, The Association of Magazine Media and the National Association of Professional Women, and received the 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards’ Honorable Mention. She also supports a number of non-profit organizations, including Oral Cancer Cause and Allana Smiles. If you’d like to speak with Bonnie in Portland, please email her to schedule time to connect.


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Dr. John Jameson
877-369-5558 main
405-590-8341 cell

jjameson@jamesonmanagement.com

John Jameson

VIP Guest

Dr. John Jameson received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University in 1974 and practiced dentistry for nearly 30 years.  In addition to his successful practice, Dr. Jameson worked alongside his wife, Cathy, to found Jameson Management, a management, marketing and hygiene coaching firm.  He is a member of the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.  He serves as an active member of the Oklahoma Dental Association and as a trustee of the Oklahoma Dental Foundation and has been a featured speaker at major dental meetings worldwide providing instruction on the effective integration of technology, enhanced case acceptance and leadership development. Dr. Jameson has received numerous recognitions, including the Alumni Merit Award from Creighton University College of Dentistry.


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Cynthia Kluck-Nygren
Manager, Dental Team, Advocacy & Content Development
Center for Dental Practice/Practice Institute

www.ada.org

Cynthia Kluck-Nygren

VIP Guest

In her role as Manager, Dental Team, Advocacy & Content Development for the ADA’s Council on Dental Practice, Cindy leads programs and activities designed to help members succeed. A recent major initiative has been the development of the ADA’s Guidelines for Practice Success™ (GPS™), a series of business management resources, available online and in print, designed to help dentists manage patients, finances, marketing; the dental team; and the regulatory environment. The GPS™ suite of resources recently expanded to include webinars. The sixth GPS™ module, on managing professional liability risks, will be published later this year. Cindy also conducts surveys that allow the Council to develop resources to help dentists manage pain points identified through the research. She is the ADA’s staff liaison to organizations representing allied dental personnel and she supports other Council activities designed to help dentists in all practice models manage their businesses successfully. Her prior experience includes positions in government relations, marketing and communications, and account management.


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Rezwan Manji
President
Spear Education

rmanji@speareducation.com
www.speareducation.com

Rezwan Manji

VIP Guest

Rezwan is the President at Spear Education and has been with the company since 2007.  Spear is the most trusted name in continuing dental education. They help dental professionals provide world-class patient care and achieve practice excellence through solutions rooted in education, technology and community. Rezwan recently led the creation of its Practice Solutions Consulting business. He is a life-long learner whose passion revolves around positively enhancing the lives of dental professionals and the patients they serve.


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William J. Moorhead DMD
The Streamlined Practice
661-360-6835 main

dr.m@streamdent.com
www.speaker.drmoorhead.com

William J. Moorhead

Meeting Planner

William J. Moorhead DMD has practiced family and sedation dentistry in Flemingsburg, Kentucky for over 30 years. Dr. Moorhead is a graduate of the University of Louisville, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Prosthetic Honor Fraternity. Dr. Moorhead has served as President of the Blue Grass Dental Society in Lexington, Kentucky, and is also a Past President of the Kentucky Dental Association. He currently serves as Chair of the KDA’s Council on Annual Sessions. Dr. Moorhead has received Fellowships from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentists. He is a member of the Crown Council, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association and the Blue Grass Dental Society. Dr. Moorhead has been developing systems to overcome the challenging issues of staff absenteeism, turnover, lack of quick and adequate training, and high overhead, and has thoroughly documented these systems for other dentists to use.


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Amy Morgan
Pride Institute
415-493-2400 main

amym@prideinstitute.com

Amy Morgan

VIP Guest

“My passion, my inspiration comes from knowing that every day at Pride Institute – with training and coaching solutions, we truly make a difference in the lives of dentists, team members and their patients! I love what I do and I am so proud of our Pride team, who genuinely care about the process and the results!” Since 1993, I have had the privilege of serving our dental community as part of the team at Pride Institute.  I count myself lucky to have been hired and mentored by Dr. Jim Pride as I moved up from a consultant/trainer to CEO in 1999. Since 2004, when Dr. Pride passed his legacy to me and the ownership team, it has been my goal to honor his contributions and his core values while implementing new models and methods for modern solutions for a modern world!


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Dr. Ross W. Nash
Cosmetic Dentistry of the Carolinas
403 Gilead Rd., Suite E
Huntersville, NC 28078
704-895-7660 main

www.cosmeticdentistofcharolette.com

Ross Nash

Meeting Planner

Ross W. Nash, DDS maintains a private practice in Huntersville, North Carolina where his general practice focuses on esthetic and cosmetic dentistry. He graduated from North Carolina State University as a textile engineer and 4 years later went on to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for his dental degree graduating in 1978 at the age of 31.    He is the co-founder and President of the Nash Institute for Dental Learning an AGD approved post graduate training for dentists and their teams. Dr. Nash has served as adjunct faculty member in post graduate training in cosmetic and esthetic dentistry for many dental schools including Baylor, NYU and Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Nash has authored a chapter in two dental textbooks on esthetic dentistry and is an editorial advisor and regular writer for several dental publications. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board for “New Beauty” magazine, a consumer publication. Dr. Nash is a Diplomat on the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry.  He is also a member of the Charlotte Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.  An international lecturer on esthetic dentistry, he is an AACD Fellow and accredited in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.


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Lance Porter DDS
Vice President AADP
Porter Dental Health Clinic PA
501-624-2778 main

www.porterdentalclinic.com

Lance Porter

VIP Guest

I was born in 1972 and have been a resident of Hot Springs Arkansas since 1974.  I graduated Lakeside High School and later completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 1995.   From there, I attended the University of Tennessee, Memphis School of Dentistry in 1999.  After receiving my Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, I returned to Hot Springs in June of 1999 to start my dental practice.  I have been married to Dee Ann since 1995 and have three beautiful daughters:  Hannah (20), Madelyn (18), and Sarah (14).  I enjoy sports and fishing. I have enjoyed practicing general dentistry for over 18 years in private practice.


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Bonnie Pugh
Practice Dynamics
888-425-3235 ex. 700 office
443-676-1671 main

bonnie.pugh@practicedynamics.net
www.practicedynamics.net

Bonnie Pugh

VIP Guest

Bonnie, founding partner at Practice Dynamics, blends her love for the dental industry and business to help dental teams across the country reach new heights in their success.  She specializes in coaching teams to goal by blending their unique philosophy with proven systems and business practices. Bonnie has a long record of success in the business of dentistry.  Prior to founding Practice Dynamics she was the Product Line Manager for the Dental Division of Carestream Dental.  In this role she was responsible for the strategic planning of the dental practice management line of products.  This experience gives her a unique understanding of the blend of the business of dentistry, the technology that supports it and the teams that make it happen. A professed lifetime learner and educator Bonnie recently took on the role of Executive Director of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants. In this role she guides an organization that serves to help dental management consultants throughout the country improve and grow their skills. Her love for knowledge and personal growth drives her to provide balance driven success through systems, teams and technology for the practices she works with every day.


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Naomi Rhode, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame
Rhode Presentations
12233 E. Arabian Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
602-432-6466 main

NaomiRhodeCPAE@gmail.com

Naomi Rhode

VIP Guest

Naomi Rhode, CSP, CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame®, a graduate and alumni of the year of the University of Minnesota, is Professional Speaker, Speaking and Transformational Life Coach and Author.  She has spoken in all 50 states and 15 foreign countries.  She is a member of Speaker’s Round Table a recipient of the prestigious Cavett Award and Past President of the National Speakers Association and The Global Speakers Federation. Naomi is also a proficient speaking and life coach. Naomi is a Co-Founder of SmartHealth, Inc., a much-sought-after professional speaker and emcee, and the author of three inspirational books, The Gift of Family – A Legacy of Love, More Beautiful than Diamonds – The Gift of Friendship, and My Father’s Hand – A Daughter’s Reflections on a Father’s Wisdom.


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James Rhode CSP
Rhode Presentations
12233 E. Arabian Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
602-432-6466 main

JimRhodeCSP@gmail.com

James Rhode

VIP Guest

Jim Rhode, BME, CSP, President of Rhode Presentations and Co-founder of SmartPractice®, has presented seminars and workshops on practice administration and professional marketing. The thousands of dentists, spouses and staff members who have heard Jim speak agree he provides a stimulating, yet practical future orientation. From his years in industry as a long-range planner, Jim brings to the profession practice-building techniques and the motivation for timely implementation. His extensive business experience includes team building, financial analysis, operation streamlining and long-range planning.  He is past president of the National Speakers Association; and was honored with the prestigious Arizona Entrepreneur of the Year.  Jim’s speaking engagements have taken him to all 50 states and 15 countries.


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Melissa Summerfield
VP Publishing, Newcom Media Inc.
5353 Dundas St. W Suite 400
Toronto, ON M9B 6H8
416-510-6781 main

melissa@newcom.ca
www.newcom.ca

Melissa Summerfield

Meeting Planner

Melissa has been in the field of business-to-business publishing for 30 years and has been with the Oral Health Group since 1995, taking on the role of Managing Director in 1999. As of July 2016, she was promoted to the role of VP Publishing for Newcom Media Inc, the owners of Oral Health, among a stable of other magazines, websites and trade shows. In addition to maintaining responsibility for the Dental group, Melissa also oversees the Automotive group; Insurance; Meetings + Incentive Travel and the newest addition to the company, the Bridal group. Started in 1911, Oral Health is Canada’s leading national clinical publication, reaching every practicing dentist across Canada, as well as dental students, labs, dealers and manufacturers.


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Dr. John Taylor
Orange County Dental Society
295 S. Flower St.
Orange, CA 92868
714-634-8944 main

information@ocds.org

John Taylor

Meeting Planner

Dr. John E Taylor graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 1987.  He developed a fee-for-service private practice in Oklahoma City until 2010, when he chose to sell everything and move to Southern California where he met and married his wife Guille.  He purchased a practice in Ladera Ranch and is continuing his passion of providing excellent dental care for his patients.  He also continued to be active in organized dentistry and is currently serving as President for the Orange County Dental Society and several positions within CDA.