2023 Impact Conference Speakers

Trisha O’Hehir

Ms. O’Hehir attended the University of Minnesota where she received degrees in Dental Hygiene and Higher Education. Five decades as a dental hygienist have included private practice in the United States and Zurich, Switzerland, and faculty positions at the Universities of  Minnesota, Washington,
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Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes

Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes is a registered dental hygienist with over 25 years of clinical experience. She holds a Master of Health Science with a concentration in Forensic Investigative Science and Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University. She is the
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Anne O. Rice,

Anne O. Rice, BS, RDH, CDP, FAAOSH,founded Oral Systemic Seminars after almost 30 years of clinical practice and is passionate about educating the community on modifiable risk factors for dementia and their relationship to dentistry. Anne is a certified dementia practitioner, a
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Dr. William Paveletz, DMD

Dr. William Paveletz, DMD, is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry.  Upon receiving his DMD degree he completed a one-year general practice residency at the University of Pittsburgh and continued studying prosthetics at the Graduate Department of Pittsburgh Dental School.
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Jodi Deming, RDH, OMT

Jodi started practicing as a dental hygienist in 1988. In the early 1990s, an effort to understand periodontal disease etiology and treatment became involved with biofilm research. At that time the term was rarely used in dentistry except in the context of dental unit waterlines. As a clinical research
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Sherri M. Lukes

Sherri M. Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH, has been a dental hygienist for 42 years and holds advanced degrees in education.  She is associate professor emerita, at Southern Illinois University, where she taught oral pathology, public health and multicultural dental hygiene.  Research was concentrated
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Katrina is a clinical dental hygienist, author, and international speaker. She is a vibrant, passionate, and charismatic award-winning educator with a unique approach to delivering continuing dental education. Katrina is the Clinical Liaison, Hygiene Excellence, and Innovation for AZ Perio, the
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Heather Rogers, BSDH

Heather M. Rogers began her career in dental hygiene in 1999 when she graduated from the College of Southern Nevada.  She has worked in prosthodontics, periodontics, and general dentistry.  Heather discovered
her love for presenting educational courses while achieving her bachelor’s degree and
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Dr. Thomas J. Kepic

Dr. Thomas J. Kepic is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is a former Director of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Kepic was president of the California Society of Periodontists in 2011 and is the past president of the WSP. He is a guest lecturer at several universities in the Read More

Dr. Mia Geisinger

As Diplomate in the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Geisinger is Board Certified in Periodontology and Implant Surgery. She serves as a Professor and the Director of Advanced Education in Periodontology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has served on
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Susan Wingrove, BS, RDH

Susan Wingrove BS, RDH.  Dynamic innovator, international speaker, researcher, writer, and consultant. 2016 RDH Award of Distinction and 2022 Western Society of Periodontology Hygiene Educator of the year recipient.  Instrument co-designer of the Wingrove Titanium Implant Series, ACE
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Dr. Abhiram Maddi

Dr. Abhiram Maddi is a full-time periodontal educator serving as an Associate Professor in the Division of Periodontics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Maddi is a clinician-scientist with extensive clinical and research training. After receiving his dental degree from Manipal College of
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Dr. Junichi Watahiki

Dr. Junichi Watahiki graduated from Showa University School of dentistry, Tokyo, Japan in 1999. He was trained and received Ph.D. Degree from the Department of Orthodontics School of Dentistry, Showa University, Tokyo. He has researched periodontal regeneration and brain function
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Lynn Atkinson RDH

Lynn Atkinson RDH has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 30 years. She graduated from Cypress College, California with a degree in Dental Hygiene and has been fortunate enough to be a part of several dental teams that have incorporated state-of-the-art technology. Her passion
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Dr. Dwayne Karateew

Dr. Karateew completed dental school at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery (now the College of Dental Medicine) in New York City. This was followed by certificates in both Periodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
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