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Meet the Faculty & Speakers

The PDS Institute® is a learning community of Clinicians Leading Clinicians in Clinical Excellence®. Our faculty and chairs work together with the commitment to improve lives, inspire one another and build the model for “education in practice.” They are each recognized subject matter experts in their respective areas of focus, and many are sought-after speakers with multiple articles published. Whether you’re a clinician interested in continuing education or are looking for a speaker for your next event, our faculty below can help you.

Brad Guyton, DDS, MBA, MPH

Dean of the PDS Institute
Vice President of Clinician Development
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Charles Rodgers, DDS

Chair of Quality Improvement
Vice President of Clinical Quality
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Carolyn Ghazal, DDS

Chair of Associate Dentist Development
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Alex Sharifian, DDS, MS

Chair of Owner Dentist Development
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Jan LeBeau, RDH

Chair of Dental Hygiene
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Hamid Abedi, DDS

Endodontics for General Practice
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Cynthia Blendermann Perone, DDS

Oral Pathology
Medical Emergencies
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Adam Burr, DDS

Simple Diagnosis, Prevention & Caries Management
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Scott Cairns, DDS

Photography
Occlusion
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Cari Callaway-Nelson, DDS

Associate Coaching & Development
Leadership
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Lonny Carmichael, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry
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Sonny Chokka, DDS

Perfect Patient Experience (PPE®)
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Jacob Dent, DDS

Special Needs Dentistry
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Scott Keys, DDS

Atraumatic Extractions & Socket Preservation
Comprehensive Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
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Frederick Lee, DMD

CEREC® CAD/CAM Bridges
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Cody Mugleston, DMD

New Owner Dentist Development
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Dhaval Patel, DDS

Anterior & Posterior CEREC® CAD/CAM
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Jenelle Paulo, RDH

Hygiene for General Practice
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Joy Rathnam, RDH

Clinical Culture of Hygiene
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Lance Rygg, DDS

Implant-Retained Overdentures
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G. Scott Sauer, DDS

Implant Restorative
Implant Placement
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Ashley Spooner, DDS

Team Retention
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Jamie Toop, DDS

Oral-Systemic Health
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