Impact conference SPEAKERS

Tricia Osuna,BSDH, RDH, FAADH

Tricia Osuna, BSDH, RDH, FAADH is a University of Southern California graduate, Past President of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and California Dental Hygienists’ Association. Tricia is in her 46th year as a dental hygienist, with many of those as a clinician. She shares this with her audiences in a humorous and enlightening presentation experience. Ms. Osuna is a lifelong CDHA / ADHA member and a previous Member of the Dental Board of California. She is a Founding Member of the American Board of Facial Esthetics. In 2021 she was awarded the Western Society of Periodontology Speaker of the Year award. Licensed in both California and New York, her experiences traverse the dental hygiene arena in a unique way spanning a variety of roles including Consultant, Clinician, Educator, International Presenter, Business owner, Author and Mentor. S
Sponsored by:- Ivoclar Curaprox.

Heather Rogers, RDH, 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 being involved with her professional association. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2010 and is currently providing continuing education for professionals in communications, diabetes, implant maintenance, probiotics, infection control, COPD, marijuana and vaping.

Lynn Atkinson RDH

Lynn Atkinson has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 32 years. She graduated from Cypress College, California with a degree in Dental Hygiene and was fortunate enough to be a part of several dental teams that incorporated state of the art technology. Since obtaining the Associate Fellowship Certification through the World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI) in 1996, Lynn has been actively applying the use of dental lasers in hygiene daily. Lynn went on to achieve the Standard Proficiency Certification through the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) in 2013 and the Advanced Proficiency Certification Parts I and II in 2019. Lynn is currently practicing four days a week and is training doctors, hygienists, and team members on the use of lasers along with strategies to incorporate dental lasers into their protocol. Lynn is an active member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the American Dental Hygiene Association, the California Dental Hygiene Association, the Orange County Dental Hygiene Association, The Western Society of Periodontology, and is a Hygiene Faculty member, and Speaker for Biolase.. Lynn serves on the Board of Directors at the Academy of Laser Dentistry as Auxiliary Chair, a member of the ALD Speakers Bureau, and is involved in the testing committee.
Sponsored by:- Biolase.

Laurence Ambrose,

Dr. Ambrose is a board-certified periodontist and has been a full-time staff member at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona since 1998. He is also Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. He received his certificate in Periodontics from the VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and his Master of Science degree through Marquette University. From 1991 to 1995 he was a Commissioned Officer with the United States Public Health Service and practiced general dentistry on numerous Native American Reservations in northern New Mexico. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and is a Past President of both the Arizona Society and Western Society of Periodontology.

Carol Jahn,

Carol Jahn, RDH, MS is a highly respected dental professional and the Director of Professional Relations & Education at Water Pik, Inc. With an extensive background in dental hygiene, Carol is dedicated to advancing oral health education and promoting the benefits of innovative dental technology. Carol’s passion for oral health extends beyond her professional role. She is actively involved in various dental organizations and serves as a trusted advisor to dental professionals worldwide. Her expertise in dental hygiene and commitment to continuous learning have made her a sought-after speaker at national and international conferences. As the Director of Professional Relations and Education at Water Pik, Inc., Carol is at the forefront of promoting the benefits of innovative dental technologies. She works closely with dental professionals to educate them on the advantages of incorporating these tools into their practice, ultimately improving patient outcomes and oral health
Sponsored by:- Waterpik.

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich,

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich is an internationally recognized author and speaker on pharmacology and the care of medically complex patients. She has presented over 1,000 invited lectures and has over 125 professional publications. She is Professor, Course Director of Pharmacology, and Assistant Dean for Research at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T. Still University (ATSU), where she teaches part-time in the Special Care Clinic. Ann is also a faculty member in the NYU Langone AEGD residency program at ATSU. Ann received the Education Award in 2021 from the Special Care Dentistry Association.
Sponsored by:- Colgate, Philips.

Andrea Keefer, RDH

Andrea Keefer, RDH, took her Dental Hygiene Oath in 1999 upon graduating from Parkland College. In her 25 years as a hygienist, Andrea has remained dedicated to that oath, always continuously improving her professional knowledge and skills. Her pioneering spirit and broad vision of dentistry have been shaped by her diverse experiences, including 12 years as a civilian living and working in four different Asian countries. Andrea has also spent the last 18 years as an enrichment educator on various subjects. As the integration of medical and dental care has progressed, she has been at the forefront, utilizing microbial salivary analysis, diode laser treatment and prevention, and promoting whole health treatment within the dental setting. Andrea’s journey led to her discovery of the life-changing benefits of therapeutic Botox for facial pain, sparking her passion for creating a pathway to introducing Botox into the dental office, where head and neck professionals work daily. Currently, Andrea practices clinical dental hygiene and facilitates Botox and dermal filler certification seminars for dentists and hygienists in Arizona. She also provides dental consulting and implementation coaching nationwide, helping dental offices incorporate Botox and dermal fillers into their services for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. Andrea is the creator of the Right Patient, Right Product, Right Placement Method© and the Light the Path implementation systems.

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