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GDA 2019 Fall Conference at Savannah

Anthony Mennito

Anthony Mennito, DMD

Anthony Mennito (Tony) is an Associate Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine, Department of Oral Rehabilitation. He is the division director for digital dentistry and runs the CAD/CAM and Esthetic clinics at the school.

Tony was on the team that helped develop and test the E4D Compare computer assisted learning software and is the Chief Operations Officer for CuRE Innovations, a biotech startup that creates materials to improve restoration longevity. Tony lectures internationally and has numerous published papers on the topic of digital dentistry. He maintains a private practice in Charleston, South Carolina with an emphasis on CAD/CAM and esthetic restorations.

Alex Molinari

Alexandre Molinari, DDS, MSd, PhD

Dr. Alex Molinari is currently the Director of Education for Neodent USA, Inc. He is a specialist in periodontics at the University of Santa Catarina (UFSC – Florianopolis - Brazil) and holds a graduate degree in implant prosthesis from the University of Sagrado Coração (USC – Bauru - Brazil). His research has been published in 12 publications and he has presented at more than 900 conferences in 20 different countries.

Michael Pruett

Michael Pruett, DMD

Dr. Pruett is an Assistant Professor of Oral Rehabilitation, Vice Chairman of Hospital Dentistry and Director of the General Practice Residency Program at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. He earned his D.M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia and completed a two year general practice residency at the University of Virginia. He then became the Director of Dentistry at Mount Sinai Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. While in Hartford he also served as the Assistant Program Director of the General Practice Residency at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He currently maintains an active private practice with emphasis on I.V. sedation, management of medically compromised patients, and dental implants.

Olga Ibsen

Olga Ibsen, RDH, MS, FAADH

Olga A.C. Ibsen is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut and formerly an Adjunct Professor at New York University College of Dentistry, in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine. She has co-authored the text Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist published by Elsevier, now in its 7th Edition. She is a contributing author to all eight editions of Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene and to Mosby’s Review Questions for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination. Ms. Ibsen presents continuing education courses on Oral Pathology at dental and dental hygiene meetings nationally and internationally.  She is a Consultant Member to the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (formerly NERB) where she prepares and evaluates test questions. Additionally, she serves on the editorial advisory board for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.  In June 2016, she received The Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene, from the American Dental Hygienists Association and in June 2017 she received the Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award from Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

Karen Gregory

Karen Gregory, RN 

Karen has over 20 years of experience working in the outpatient environment, both at the front line delivering patient care and in the management arena. Karen is currently the Director of Compliance and Education for Total Medical Compliance where she develops compliance materials in addition to training. She is a frequent speaker for professional organizations and at conferences nationwide on OSHA, HIPAA and Infection Control. Karen has been selected as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader, is on the Editorial Review Board for the OSAP publication Infection Control in Practice and serves on the Board of Directors for OSAP.

Penny Nichols, RDH

Penny Nichols has been in the dental profession for 20 years, starting as a dental assistant and later received her dental hygiene degree at the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 2002. She has an in-depth understanding of dental procedures and materials and knows the needs of dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants.

Teddie Dominy Land, RDH, BBA

Teddie has served the dental industry for over 35 years; practicing as a dental hygienist for 20 and as a manufacturer representative and preventive speaker with 3M’s Oral Care Solutions Division for the past 15 years.  She is responsible for accounts in north and central Georgia.
She has also held several positions in the Georgia State Hygiene Association including the office of President during 2009-2010.