Amy BergerDr. Amy Berger is a general dentist in Southern New Jersey with over 30 years of experience. Her practice focuses on cosmetic and restorative dentistry in patients of all ages, with extensive experience treating children and patients with special needs. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry and has served as an instructor in dental hygiene and expanded function dental assisting programs in the Philadelphia area. READ MORE

Course Dr. Berger teaches:
Autism Spectrum Disorder & Other Disabilities

Vera BrownDr. Vera Brown, D.M.D. has been treating headaches and TMJ for over 10 years. She graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1998 and went on to Portland, Oregon to complete a General Practice Residency at Portland’s Veteran’s Hospital. Her undergraduate degree is in Clinic Laboratory Sciences from Morehead State University. READ MORE

Courses Dr. Brown teaches:
Introduction to Sleep Disorders
Oral Manifestations of Systemic Conditions
Oral Pathology & Histology Review
Periodontitis and its Link to Systemic Diseases
Responsibilities & Requirements of Prescribing Schedule ll Opioids
Review of Head & Neck Anatomy
TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment: Including Migraine and Chiropractic

Nancy BurkhartNancy W. Burkhart, Ed.D, M.Ed, BS, AFAAOM is an adjunct professor at Texas A&M College of Dentistry, Dallas TX, and has been a faculty member since 1997. Dr. Burkhart is the co-founder and faculty co-host of the International Oral Lichen Planus Support Group, established in 1997 through Texas A&M College of Dentistry and is currently serving on the World Workshop 2022/ Oral medicine Vlll as a consultant. READ MORE

Courses Dr. Burkhart teaches:
Human Trafficking: Could Your Patient Be a Victim?
Oral Lichen Planus: The Difficulty in Diagnosis

Ken ColerickKenneth C. Colerick, D.D.S. received his dental degree from University of Missouri at Kansas City. After receiving his dental degree, Dr. Colerick spent over 50 years in private practice in various communities in California. During his career, Dr. Colerick placed over 20,000 units of crown and bridge, completed more than 4,000 endodontic procedures, 200,000 restorative procedures and 5,000 removable prosthetic devices. During his career, Dr. Colerick completed over 1200 hours of continuing education. READ MORE

Courses Dr. Colerick teaches:
California Dental Practice Act
Clenching and How it Relates to Periodontitis & Periimplantitis
Dental Emergencies and Painless Injections
Extractions Made Easy

Joanne ConawayDr. Joanne Conaway (ND, BSN, RN)received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1976. She is currently a retired Air Force Nurse with experience in Trauma Nursing, Operating Room and Critical Care as well as over 6 years of specialized Nutritional Support Nursing and Education. READ MORE


Courses Dr. Conaway teaches:
Eating Disorders and Popular Diets: Their Effects on Oral Health
GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Infection Control: Including OSHA and COVID Updates
Periodontal Disease and The Oral Microbiome: Their Effect on the Brain

Virgil KarnatzDr. Virgil Karnatz D.D.S. graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1972 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He started a successful practice in Glendale, AZ where he practiced all phases of dentistry and worked part time for the Maricopa County Health Department providing free dental services, for children in the underserved areas. In 1976, he moved to Northern California, where he practiced until he retired in 2004. READ MORE

Courses Dr. Karnatz teaches:
Botox and Dermal Fillers in Cosmetic Dentistry
Caring for Patients with Disabilities
Cosmetic Dentistry: Techniques and TMJ Concerns
Dentistry and Marijuana
Endodontics: When to Treat, When to Refer and Post-op Pain Management
Restorative Dentistry - Trends and Innovations
The Use of Lasers in Dentistry
Treating the Aging Baby Boomer Population: From Periodontal Disease to Dementia

Jeannette MacLeanDr. Jeanette MacLean, DDS is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, owner of Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists in Glendale, Arizona, and mother of two. She received her dental degree, with honors, from the University of Southern California in 2003 and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 2005 at Sunrise Children’s Hospital through the University of Nevada School of Medicine. READ MORE

Courses Dr. MacLean teaches:
Pediatric Dentistry for the General Practitioner
Pediatric Pulp Therapy and Stainless Steel Crowns

sara-mercier.jpgSara Mercier, RDH, BS, MAS™ is a myofunctional therapist, Certified Myofunctional Airway Specialist, and dental hygienist since 2014. Her training in myofunctional therapy and airway medicine have enhanced her capacity to help dental professionals heal their patients. Working with the dentist and orthodontist, she is able to help navigate myofunctional disorders that affect dental health and treatment. READ MORE

Courses Ms. Mercier teaches:
Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
Advanced Myofunctional Topics: Evaluation, Treatment Planning and Collaboration
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome & Other Connective Tissue Disorders 

Dr. S.D. Shanti, D.D.S, M.P.H., Ph.D Dr. S.D. Shanti, D.D.S, M.P.H., Ph.D holds a DDS from Northwestern University, a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Vermont and a Masters degree in Public Health from Harvard University. She is a dual specialist in pediatric dentistry and dental public health who has worked in academia as well as the public and non-profit sectors. READ MORE

Courses Dr. Shanti teaches:
Dental Fears & Phobias - Easing Patient Anxiety While Reducing Yours
Insights from a Dentist/Psychologist: Improving Treatment Outcomes While Reducing Patient Risk

Dr. Silky SharmaDr. Silky Sharma, RDH, Ed.D., associate professor at Harper College in Palatine Illinois, for 15 years, holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois in evidence-based decision making, as well as a doctorate of education from Grand Canyon University with an emphasis on adult learning. She provides courses on periodontology, advanced perio instrumentation, pain management, and oral pathology, among other topics. READ MORE

Course Dr. Sharma teaches:
Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy: Updates for the Whole Dental Team

Tom ViolaTom Viola, R.Ph., CCP has earned his national and international reputation as the go-to specialist for making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team. As the founder of Pharmacology Declassified, Tom aims to educate clinicians about how non-dentist-prescribed medications affect dentistry, as well as how dentist-prescribed medications relate to other medical issues outside of dentistry. READ MORE

Courses Mr. Viola teaches:
Current Controversies in Dental Pharmacology
Essential Pharmacology for the Whole Dental Team
Hey, Spit Happens! Xerostomia (Dry Mouth) and Its Dental Considerations
Managing Medically Complex Dental Patients

Marisa ZarchyDr. Marisa Zarchy earned a D.M.D. with honors from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and completed her specialty training in endodontics at Temple University School of Dentistry. Her bachelor's degree is in biology from Union College, where she graduated as salutatorian and Phi Beta Kappa. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, California State Association of Endodontists, and American Dental Association. READ MORE

Course Dr. Zarchy teaches:
Endodontic Emergencies in General and Pediatric Dentistry