Our 2023 Speakers

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Amber Riley
MS, RDH, FAAFS, FIACME
Amber Riley is an internationally recognized speaker and the current President...
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Anwar Visram
CISSP, CISA, MSCE:Security, CompTIA Security+
Anwar Visram is a Cyber Security Expert with 25+ years in the field. He...
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Terri Pukanich
BSc, DDS
Terri Pukanich graduated from the U of A in 2002. She grew her practice from a...
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Charles Shuler
DMD, PhD
Charles Shuler - Professor, University of British Columbia, Oral Biological and...
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Uche Odiatu
BA, DMD
Uche Odiatu is a professional member of the American College of Sports...
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Mahsa Soraya
BSc, BED, DMD
Mahsa Soraya graduated from UBC dentistry in 1991. She has ran two successful...
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Salima Dadani
DMD, BSc
Salima Dadani’s journey in dentistry over the last 22 years has included being...
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Tarek El-Bialy
BDS, MSc, LLP, Ortho Cert., PhD, EMBA, Dr. Med. Dent.’ ABO
Tarek El-Bialy is a professor of orthodontics at the University of Alberta. He...
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Michael R. Norton
BDS, FDS, RCS(Ed)
Michael Norton is an oral surgeon from London, UK and a Fellow of the Royal...
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Devaughn Fraser
DT
Devaughn Fraser has always been striving for relevant innovation and self...
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Joy Void-Holmes
RDH, BSDH, DHSc, AADH
Joy D. Void-Holmes is an international speaker and published author with a...
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Edmund Liem
DDS
Edmund Liem graduated in 1979 from the University of Nijmegen (The...
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Raylien Chao
DDS, MS, FRCD(C), Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Raylien Chao is a board-certified pediatric dentist in Canada & the U.S. She...
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Sonia Leziy
DDS, Dipl Perio
Certified Specialist in Perio, private practice Vancouver Island Dental...
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Scott Kollen
DMD
Scott Kollen was born, raised and educated in Greater Vancouver. After a stint...
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Ho-Young Chung
BSc, DDS
Ho-Young Chung is a general dentist who has a referral-only practice in...
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Dani Botbyl
RDH
Dani Botbyl is an educator, author, researcher and for 2 decades she has been a...
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Joyce Bassett
DDS
Joyce Bassett practices comprehensive restorative & aesthetic dentistry in...
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Sunny Virdi
DMD
Sunny Virdi, born and educated in Winnipeg, Manitoba, obtained his D.M.D from...
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Kristin Yont
DMD RTY
Kristin Yont has practiced dentistry for 24 years. Currently, she is the lead...
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Tim Bizga
DDS, FAGD
Timothy M. Bizga, DDS, FAGD is a general dentist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio....
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Matthew Gillespie
DDS, MBA
Matthew Gillespie is an advanced trained biomimetic dentist. He has an...
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Ryan Hill
MPT, BHK, FCAMPT, CGIMS, CAFCI
Ryan graduated from the UBC Master of Physical Therapy program in 2010. He is...
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Brian Chanpong
DDS, MSc (Dental Anesthesia)
Brian Chanpong completed his dental degree at USC and a three year hospital...
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Stephen Devlin
President & CFO, MacDev Financial Group Corp.
Stephen Devlin is an accredited Licensed Life Insurance Broker/Wealth Architect...
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David Patrick
MD, FRCPC, MHSc
David Patrick is director of research and the medical epidemiology lead for...
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Michele Nielsen
BSc - UBC 1997, DMD McGill - 2001, AACA fellow 2022, FortBC Society
Michele Nielsen is a general dentist and owner of Steveston Smiles in Richmond,...
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Chuck Burley
CDA
Chuck Burley is a former member of the Canadian Forces Dental Service with over...
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Shawn Peers
LLM, MBA
Shawn Peers is a recovering lawyer who now helps dentists achieve success...
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Ben Balevi
B.Eng, DDS, DipEBHC(Oxford), MSc.
Ben Balevi is a full time solo-private practitioner who received a degree in...
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Ramez Salti
HBSc, MBA, DDS
Ramez Salti provides oral surgery and intravenous sedation at 10 dental...
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Sakshi Sharma
BDS, Masters in Public Health Administration
Sakshi Sharma is a foreign trained dentist and a public health management...
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Bernard Jin
DMD
Since 1995, Dr. Jin has been practicing dentistry with an emphasis on Oral...
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Edward Lowe
BSc, DMD
Edward Lowe is a 1986 UBC grad who maintains a private practice in downtown...
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Tim Donley
DDS, MSD
Timothy Donley is a sought-after speaker whose courses are always very highly...
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Dania Tamimi
BDS, DMSc
Dania Tamimi is a dentist board certified by the American Board of Oral and...
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Timothy Caruso
PT, MBA, MS, CEAS, Cert. MDT
Timothy J. Caruso has been a practicing Physical Therapist for over 35 yrs,...
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Jonathan Ng
DDS MSc, FRCD(C)
Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics. He earned his specialist training at...
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David Harris
CPA, CMA, Forensic CPA, CFE, CFF, MBA
David Harris may have the coolest job in dentistry. He gets to chase and catch...
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Tieraona Low Dog
MD
Tieraona Low Dog, MD is a physician, educator, and author. Over her 40-year...
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Sanjukta Mohanta
BSc, DDS
Sanjukta Mohanta graduated from the University of Toronto's Faculty of...
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Nathan Lee
DMD, FRCD(C), Cert. Spec. Oral Medicine, Cert. Spec. Oral Pathology
Nathan Lee is a dual certified specialist in both Oral Medicine and Oral...
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George K. Merijohn
DDS
San Francisco periodontist George K. Merijohn practiced 28 years and is...
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Jolie Hsiung
BSc.
Jolie Hsiung is a Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement Officer for Health...
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Steven J. Hill
BSc, DMD, AAACD
Steven J. Hill is a UBC graduate from 1984. He has worked in BC since that...
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James R. Neuber
Digital Full Mouth Ceramist, RDT
James R. Neuber graduated from Southern Illinois Univ with 4 consecutive Deans...
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Tanmeet Singh
DMD (UBC), BSc (UofC)
Tanmeet Singh was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. He obtained his DMD from...
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Jordi Manauta
DDS
Born in Mexico City, Jordi Manauta graduated with a degree in dentistry from...
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Sean Sikorski
DMD
Sean Sikorski has been awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for community...
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Henry Doyle
Managing Broker, BA, BEd
Henry Doyle is a graduate of the University of Alberta and a licensed managing...
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Nader Maroufi
PhD in Physiotherapy
Nader Maroufi holds a Ph.D. in Physiotherapy (2005) and is a former Associate...
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Lachlan MacPherson
CPA, CA
Lachlan brings more than 20 years of experience in business advisory expertise...
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Mohammad Ahmad Javaid
BDS, MSc, MSc, Dip.Perio, FRCDC (Perio), DABP
Mohammad Ahmad Javaid is a certified specialist in Periodontics. He is a Fellow...
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Thomas Roozendaal
BEd, BSc, DMD
Tom Roozendaal is a General Dentist who practices in a rural community on...
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Brian Rudy
McGill BSc., UBC J.D.
Brian E. Rudy is an experienced corporate lawyer with a practice that includes...
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John West
DDS, MSD
John West received his DDS from the University of Washington where he is an...
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Rod Johnston
MBA, CMA
Rodney Johnston is the Founder and Principal Broker of OMNI Practice Group and...
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Carla Cohn
DMD
Carla Cohn is a general dentist, devoted solely to the practice of dentistry...
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Samson Ng
DMD, MSc, FRCDC, Dip. ABOM, Dip. ABOMP
Samson Ng is a certified specialist in oral medicine & pathology. He is...
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Winnie Cheng
Master of Environmental Toxicology
Winnie Cheng is a Regional Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement Officer of...
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Hugo Hébert
CDT
Hugo Hébert graduated in 2015 from Cégep Édouard-Montpetit in Quebec. He works...
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Marc Wagenseil
DD, RDT
2023 marks the celebration of Marc's 36 years of direct patient care in all...
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Karolina Bukin
Practice Manager, BA, MOA
Karolina Bulin has had the privilege of working alongside specialists in...
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Timothy Brown
FRI
Timothy A. Brown is Canada’s professional practice appraiser and CEO & Broker...
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Michael Parchewsky
DMD, FAGD
Michael Parchewsky completed his DMD at the Univ. of Sask., and is a KOL/Beta...
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Karen Bopp
PhD
Karen Bopp has worked with autistic individuals and their families for over 28...
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Ken Seto
BSc
Ken Seto has served as a Health Canada Inspector in the area of Compliance &...
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Warren Roberts
DMD
Warren Roberts is a general dentist who has been in practice in Vancouver for...
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Aviv Ouanounou
BSc, MSc, DDS, FACD, FICO, FICD
Aviv Ouanounou is an associate professor at the faculty of dentistry,...
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Glenda Zamzow
RDH, BA
Glenda Richards-Zamzow possesses an unparalleled breadth and depth of dental...
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Derek Pollard
BSc, DDS, MSc
Derek Pollard grew up in Coquitlam BC, graduating from Simon Fraser University...
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Allan Hovan
DMD
Allan Hovan is a dentist & Oral Medicine specialist with an interest in the...
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Shalyma Cambridge
BA Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Communications Management, Organizational
Shalyma Cambridge is a coach, facilitator & instructor, passionate about...
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Jo-Anne Jones
DipDH
A recognized thought leader and international, award-winning speaker, Jo-Anne...
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Clifford Pau
BSc, MSc, DMD, FACD
Clifford Pau is a Clinical Associate Professor at UBC Dentistry, teaching...
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Amit Patel
DMD, MBA(c)
Amit Patel spent 4 years as a medic in the Canadian Forces Army Reserve before...
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William Liang
BSc, DMD, Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry
William Liang is the director of the Canadian Dental Implant Training Centre...
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Cheryl Cable
BSc, DDS, MBA, Certificate Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, FRCD
Cheryl Cable is the Lead of the Alberta Head and Neck Cancer Dental Leadership...
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Waji Khan
BSc, DDS, MBA, MEd
Waji Khan graduated in 2001 from the University of Toronto Faculty of...
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Mona Patel
DDS
Mona Patel owns and practices General Dentistry at Bayshore Dental in Whitefish...
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Omid Kiarash
DMD, MSD, Dip. Perio., ABP.
Dr. Kiarash is the past President of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology. He...
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Alex Fleury
DDS, MS
Alex Fleury received his Masters of Science Degree in Oral Biology &...
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Frederic Poirier
DMD
Frederic Poirier is a general practice dentist who graduated from the...
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Derek Salisbury
firefighter/paramedic/HAZMAT tech
Derek Salisbury is a career firefighter/paramedic for the past 20 years working...
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David Rice
DDS
As seen on the Doctors, founder of the nation’s largest new dentist and student...
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Edward McLaren
PHD, MSc
Edward McLaren is a Prosthodontist and Master Dental Ceramist. CEO of ArtOral...
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Augusto Robles
DMD, MS
Born in Lima, Peru, Augusto Robles received his dentistry degree from the...
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Gary Glassman
DDS, FRCD(C)
Gary Glassman graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry,...
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Kayla Ragosin-Miller
RDH
Kayla Ragosin-Miller is the Hygienist at BC Children’s Hospital and recognized...
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Jenny Greenwood
CDA
Jenny Greenwood has 20 years of combined experience in the dental profession as...
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Mark Kwon
DMD
Mark Kwon is a full-time clinician at Chrysalis Vancouver, a dedicated...
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Ben Pliska
DDS, MS, FRCD(C)
Benjamin Pliska is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario School of...
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Penny Hatzimanolakis
MSC DHP(c)
Penny Hatzimanolakis is a UBC educator (2002) involved with the dental...
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Michelle Glover
CDA II
Michelle Glover graduated from George Brown College as a Level II CDA. She...
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James Kohner
DDS
James Kohner is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from The Ohio State...
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Oxana Korj
DMD, FRCD(C)
Dr Korj is Canadian and American Board Certified Specialist in Oral and...
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Kathleen Bokrossy
RDH
Kathleen Bokrossy, has been bringing engaging energy to the dental profession...
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Vishal Sharma
DMD
Vishal Sharma is a University of Saskatchewan graduate. He is the director of 3...
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Sepehr Zahedi
DDS, MSc, Dental Anesthesia
Sepehr Zahedi is a graduate of the Dental Anesthesiology program at the...
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William E. Lea
DMD
William Lea has had a solo general practice on Salt Spring Island of over 40...
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Mike Racich
DMD
Mike Racich has a general dental practice emphasizing comprehensive restorative...
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Lou Graham
DDS
An international lecturer focused on clinical advancements in conservative...
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Domenico Cascione
CDT, BA, MDT
Domenico Cascione MDT. BS. obtained his primary education in Bari (Italy),...
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Pio Modi
BSc, DDS
Pio Modi practices in his hometown of Brantford, Ontario. He graduated from the...
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Howard Gluckman
BDS, MChD (OMP), PhD
Howard Gluckman is an internationally renowned implantologist, author and...
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Zahir Damji
BSc. Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology; BA. Economics; DMD
Zahir Damji is a born and raised Calgarian. After completing degrees in both...
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Lee Darichuk
DMD, MDent, FRCDC
Lee Darichuk is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in Calgary. He is the President...
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Joel Fransen
DMD, Certified Specialist in Endodontics
A certified specialist in endodontics since 2007. Joel Fransen opened his own...
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Michael Glogauer
DDS, PhD, DipPerio
Michael Glogauer is an internationally-recognized periodontist and leader in...
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Pamela Maragliano-Muniz
BSDH, DMD
Pamela Maragliano-Muniz was a dental hygienist before earning her DMD from...
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Randall J. Allan
BSc, DMD
Randall J. Allan is a UBC grad, class of 79, and member of the R V Tucker Cast...
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Nikki Aytoglu
BA (McMaster), DMD (UBC)
Nikki Aytoglu has a BSc from McMaster University and a DMD from UBC. She’s...
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Cheri Wu
DHP, BDSc
Cheri Wu is a DH Practitioner with 30 years of clinical experience in private...
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Beth Parkes
RDH, BSc
Beth Parkes is an engaging international speaker. She has worked in General and...
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Kerri-Ann Adams
RDA
As a Certified IV Sedation Dental Assistant, Kerri-Ann Adams works in a...
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Manor Haas
DDS, MSc(D), Cert. Endo., FRCD(C)
Manor Haas is a certified specialist in endodontics and is extensively involved...
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Joshua Shieh
BDS, MDS (Perio, India)
Joshua Shieh is a third generation clinician from a family heritage of over 80...
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Nekky Jamal
BSc, DMD
Nekky Jamal is a full-time clinician in Lloydminster, Alberta where he has a...
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Jessica Metcalfe
BSc, DMD
Jessica Metcalfe is an author, award-winning international speaker,...
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Erika Cheng
MD
Erika Cheng is a family physician who delivers in/outpatient & emergency...
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Michelle Lauwers
DMD
Michelle Lauwers earned her Bachelor of Science from SFU and her Doctor of...
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Nancy Dewhirst
RDH,BS
Nancy Dewhirst graduated from the University of Southern California, practiced...
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Penny Hall
CFP®
Penny Hall is an Investment Planning Advisor, based in British Columbia with...
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Justin Chi
DDS, CDT
Justin Chi received his Bachelor of Science degree in dental laboratory...
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Deb Szabo
DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)
Deb Szabo completed her DDS at the University of Western Ontario in 2003, and...
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David Clark
DDS
David Clark is the director of Bioclear Learning Centers International. He...
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Will Varda
RDT
Will Varda, RDT is a 2nd generation dental technician with over 23 years of...
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Mehdi Noroozi
DDS, MSc, Dip. Perio, FRCDC, DABP
Mehdi Noroozi is a fellowship qualified and board certified specialist in...
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Alena Minova
BA
Alena Minova is one of the 16 CanStat certified Alexander Technique Specialists...
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Spozhmi Moon
Dental Educator, Certified Dental Assistant (10+yrs), Certified Herbalist
Spozhmi Moon is a certified herbalist with an extensive education in dental...
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Yooson Kim
BA, DMD
Yooson Kim is a General Dentist with vast clinical and research experience...
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The 2023 Sessions