ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Jack D. Griffin, Jr., DMD
Dr. Jack D. Griffin is one of the most honored and awarded dentists in the country. Dr. Griffin is one of a hand-full of dentists awarded by his peers Diplomat status with the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD), accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).
He considers it a great honor to have been asked to teach many dentists across the country how to meet their professional goals in various topics including practice management, digital photography, direct bonding techniques, cosmetic veneers, and CAD/CAM dentistry. He has lectured at many prestigious meetings and has been published in leading dental journals.
Dr. Griffin graduated dental school from Southern Illinois University, where he received a student dentistry awards and then went on to complete a general dentistry residency at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, with an emphasis in advanced dental care in restorative dentistry, emergency care, implants, oral surgery, and special patient care. Dr. Griffin began his dental practice in Eureka in 1988.
Dr. Griffin is affiliated with many professional organizations including the following: American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Society for Dental Esthetics, American Orthodontic Society, International Association for Orthodontics, American Association for Functional Orthodontics, American Association of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Computerized Dentistry, and other professional organizations. He has taken over 2,000 hours of continuing education since graduating dental school and his commitment to keep learning keeps him at the top of his profession.
Peter T. Harnois, DDS
Dr. Peter T. Harnois graduated from University of Illinois College of Dentistry with honors in 1982. He was Class President for 3 years and received numerous awards for educational and clinical excellence. Dr. Harnois has been practicing dentistry in Hinsdale for over 30 years. His philosophy is to provide the most gentle and minimally invasive cosmetic and metal-free dental treatments with natural results.
Dr. Harnois lectures internationally to properly educate his fellow dentists around the country on emerging technologies in dentistry that he utilizes in his own practice. He is the President of the Illinois American Academy of Facial Esthetics and trains dentists on Botox and dermal filler techniques.
Gerard Kugel, DMD, MS, PhD
Dr. Gerard Kugel, is the Associate Dean for Research, and Professor of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. With an expertise in Clinical Research and Esthetic Dentistry, he is a reviewer for The New England Journal of Medicine, JADA, The Journal of Dental Materials,
and the Journal of Prosthodontics
. He is on the Editorial Board of the Clinical Dentistry & Research, The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry
, and Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
. He is a Fellow in the American and International Colleges of Dentistry as well as the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Dental Materials. Dr. Kugel is on the Board of Directors of the CR Foundation, and has his M.S. in Anatomy and Cellular Biology and his Ph.D. in Dental Materials. He received his Executive Certificate in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Business in 2009.
Dr. Kugel has published over 130 articles and over 250 abstracts in the field of restorative materials and techniques. He lectures extensively both nationally and internationally. Dr. Kugel is part of a group practice, the Boston Center for Oral Health, located in Back Bay, Boston.
David A. Little, DDSRobert Ritter, DDS
Dr. David A. Little maintains a private practice in San Antonio, TX, with an emphasis on comprehensive restorative care. He serves as an adjunct clinical professor at the UTHSCSA dental school and serves on several editorial boards. He is a fellow in the International and American Colleges of Dentistry and the AADFE and is also a member of the ADA, AGD, the AACD and the AADSM. Dr. Little has conducted lectures and hands-on workshops on esthetic materials and dental implants throughout the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Little's articles have been published in many of today's popular dental publications. All of his programs unite clinical advancement and technology, including practice management for simple implantation into private practice.
Dr. Rober Ritter has researched, written, and published several articles on adhesive and cosmetic dentistry in several professional publications, including Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry (PPAD), Signature, Spectrum, Dentistry Today, DPR, Contemporary Esthetics, and is on the editorial board of PPAD
, as well as Spectrum, The Journal of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
and The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
In addition, he is an editorial board member of REALITY, a publication to keep dentists up-to-date with advances in the products, techniques and research of esthetic dentistry. He is a product consultant to numerous dental manufacturers, and has lectured nationally as well as internationally on cosmetic dentistry, new materials, joint based dentistry and the steps necessary to transform a practice into an esthetic based practice.Peter Vanstrom, DDS
Dr. Peter Vanstrom and his kind, gentle staff at Artistic Dentistry of Atlanta have been on the cutting edge of dental care for over thirty years. Utilizing the most innovative and technologically advanced approaches available today, they create beautiful smiles for a lifetime.
In their new state-of-the-art facility, they offer comfortable, affordable comprehensive care in cosmetics, implants, laser dental care, and invisible braces. They have Artisan Dental Laboratory on site to personalize every smile.
Dr. Vanstrom has been on CNN, NBC,
as a dental expert and served as a consultant for the CNN
medical team for many years. Currently, Dr. Vanstrom lectures to other dental professionals on dental practice management, non-surgical periodontal care, oral cancer, and laser dental care. He has lectured in the US, Canada, and Great Britain.