Instructors

Dr. Ron Kaminer

  • Dr. Ron Kaminer is a 1990 graduate from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He maintains two practices, one in Hewlett, NY and one in Oceanside, NY. Dr. Kaminer is an international expert in the field of Dental lasers and has lectured on lasers and minimally invasive dentistry both nationally and internationally.


Dr. Hugh Flax

  • Dr. Flax is internationally known for his leadership in cosmetic dentistry. A Past President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, he has lectured and authored in Europe, Japan, Canada, and the United States on lasers, smile design, and advance restorative techniques to enhance the skills of dental teams in making their care world class for their patients.

Dr. Gary Radz

  • Dr. Radz received his dental degree from the Univeristy of North Carolina. He is a graduate and former chief resident of both AEGD and GPR residency programs. He has completed and served as an associate instructor for several post graduate dental educational institutions. Over the course of the past 14 years Dr. Radz has lectured internationally, teaching the materials, techniques, and technology used in esthetic dentistry.

Dr. Mark Malterud

  • Dr. Malterud is a 1983 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and practices General and Family dentistry in St. Paul, MN. His practice focuses on comprehensive cosmetic and general dentistry incorporating Minimally Invasive Biomimetic Dental Procedures. He Chairs the AGD’s Dental Education Council and is the Minnesota AGD’s Immediate Past President.

Dr. David Hornbrook

  • Dr. David Hornbrook is a gifted clinician and product researcher turned mentor, guides meeting participants to the realization that they, too, possess the ability to practice aesthetic dentistry at the very highest level. He is one of dentistry’s most famous faces and one of the pioneers of live patient, hands-on clinical education, as the founder and past director of LVI, Pac-live and the Hornbrook Group.
Steve Down

Steve Down

  • Steve Down is founder and president of Financially Fit, LLC. He is author of Financially Fit for Life that has been the financial education program of choice to thousands across North America. Steve has been heard by millions on national talk radio and has been a keynote speaker to hundreds of audiences, internationally. Steve has been the Founder and Co-Founder of many successful businesses.

Dr. Aldo Leopardi, BDS, DDS, MS

  • Dr. Leopardi received his undergraduate dental degree from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1984. He enjoyed private practice as a general dentist in Adelaide, Australia, for several years prior to receiving his specialist training and masters degree in combined fixed, removable and implant Prosthodontics, at the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, in 1993.

Dr. Mike Malone

  • Dr. Malone has been recognized for his excellence in the field of Cosmetic Dentistry on many occasions, and was elected President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry for 2003-2004. Mike has been a member of the AACD since 1988, and he achieved accreditation by the AACD in 1992, one of just over350 dentists worldwide with this credential. Dr. Malone maintains a full-time dental practice limitedto cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry in Lafayette, LA.

Dr. Lou Graham

  • Internationally recognized lecturer and clinician, Dr. Lou Graham incorporates current clinical advancements through “conservative dentistry”, procedures that preserve teeth in the mouth as much as possible when it is a viable option. Dr. Graham is the founder of the Catapult Group, an organization that promotes the integration of time-proven dentistry with 21st century materials and techniques.

Dr. Thomas Dudney

  • Dr. Thomas Dudney describes aesthetic dentistry as “a unique blend of artistry, vision, and technical expertise. Above all,” he emphasizes “the true aesthetic dentist must be passionate about achieving a satisfying, enduring result for each and every patient”. Dr. Dudney graduated from University of Alabama School of Dentistry, and has maintained a patient-centered private practice in Alabaster for 26 years with focus on aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Paresh Shah

  • Dr. Paresh Shah has been in private practice in Winnipeg, Canada since 1992. Dr. Shah’s interests and expertise lie in cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry. He has evolved from a single-tooth, reparative dentist to one that provides a comprehensive approach to patient care. He enjoys teaching and mentoring dentists in all aspects of restorative dentistry and interdisciplinary care.

Dr. John Comisi

  • Dr. Comisi is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, and holds Fellowships in the Academy of Dentistry International, the American College of Dentistry, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentistry. He also holds national office as the Academy of General Dentistry’s Speaker of the House. Understanding the technology and new innovations in dental care are of keen interest to Dr. Comisi.

Gary Takacs, Practice Advisor

  • Gary Takacs’ passion is helping dentists develop their ideal practice. Specializing in the ‘business of dentistry’, his unique, in-depth knowledge of the components of a successful practice has helped thousands of dental offices thrive in today’s challenging business environment. Gary’s courses have helped many Dentists develop a thriving practice that provides personal, professional and financial satisfaction.

Dr. Sam Halabo

  • Dr. Halabo attended UC Santa Barbara for his undergraduate studies in Microbiology where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a scholarship to Attend Boston University School of Dental Medicine. He has been a Clinical Research Associate evaluator since 1998. He was a faculty member at UC San Diego. He is a clinical member of the Continuum for Innovative Dentistry. He has had articles published in professional journals and websites.

Dr. Scott Parker

  • Dr. Parker graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. While there, he had the opportunity to teach dental procedures to dentists from around the world. He has also been a Clinical Instructor for the Northwest Aesthetic Continuum through the University of Washington. The ability to teach has kept Dr. Parker at the top of his field. He has lectured throughout the Northwest and Canada on aesthetic procedures and dental technology.

Dr. Gordon Fraser, DMD

  • Dr. Fraser has been trained as a Periodontist in the placement of dental implants and surgical procedures limited to the oral cavity. He is a graduate of Temple University and served our country as a Periodontist in the United States Air Force. Dr. Fraser is an internationally acclaimed lecturer and has traveled internationally to teach dentist about Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Todd Snyder

Dr. Todd C. Snyder, DDS, AAACD

  • Dr. Todd C. Snyder received his doctorate in dental surgery at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry. Furthermore he has trained at the prestigious F.A.C.E. institute for complex gnathological (functional) and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). Dr. Snyder is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.