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Our mission is simple – to enable our participants to master the techniques, philosophies and communication skills necessary to achieve higher levels of success and satisfaction in clinical practice. We accomplish these goals by offering quality courses taught by expert instructors dedicated to helping every participant gain new knowledge and skills, increase their clinical confidence and renew their passion for dentistry through continuing education.

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Instructors

Lee Culp, CDT, is the CEO of Sculpture Studios, a dental laboratory, research and product development center for new and innovative diagnostic and restorative and digital applied applications to surgical and restorative dentistry. He is the 2007 recipient of the Kenneth Rudd Award from the American Society of Prosthodontics, the 2007 recipient of the AACD Presidents Award for Excellence in Dental Education, as well as the 2003 recipient of the National Association of Dental Laboratories, Excellence in Education Award, and the 2013 American College of Prosthodontics-Dental Technician Leadership Award, and the 2014 Spectrum – Lifetime Achievement in Dentistry award.  Lee is also been appointed adjunct professor the University of North Carolina- School of Dentistry, Graduate Prosthetics department. Lee is an avid writer, and had been a contributor to four dental text books, including a chapter in Dr. Peter Dawson’s book Functional Occlusion: From TMJ to Smile Design. His first book will be published in 2015, on Dental Anatomy and Morphology. He is a leading resource/inventor for many of the materials, products, and techniques used in dentistry today, holds numerous patents for his ideas and products, and writes many articles per year. His writing, photography, and teaching style have brought him international recognition, as one of today’s most exciting lecturers and innovative artisans in the specialties of digital dentistry, dental ceramics and functional esthetics.

Lee Culp, CDT, is the CEO of Sculpture Studios, a dental laboratory, research and product development center for new and innovative diagnostic and restorative and digital applied applications to surgical and restorative dentistry. He is the 2007 recipient of the Kenneth Rudd Award from the American Society of Prosthodontics, the 2007 recipient of the AACD Presidents Award for Excellence in Dental Education, as well as the 2003 recipient of the National Association of Dental Laboratories, Excellence in Education Award, and the 2013 American College of Prosthodontics-Dental Technician Leadership Award, and the 2014 Spectrum – Lifetime Achievement in Dentistry award.  Lee is also been appointed adjunct professor the University of North Carolina- School of Dentistry, Graduate Prosthetics department. Lee is an avid writer, and had been a contributor to four dental text books, including a chapter in Dr. Peter Dawson’s book Functional Occlusion: From TMJ to Smile Design. His first book will be published in 2015, on Dental Anatomy and Morphology. He is a leading resource/inventor for many of the materials, products, and techniques used in dentistry today, holds numerous patents for his ideas and products, and writes many articles per year. His writing, photography, and teaching style have brought him international recognition, as one of today’s most exciting lecturers and innovative artisans in the specialties of digital dentistry, dental ceramics and functional esthetics.

Stephen Poss, DDS, graduated from David Lipscomb University and attended the University of Tennessee Dental School. Dr. Poss continued his post graduate training at Baylor University. He has directed numerous live patient continuum’s at various teaching institutes as a Clinical Director from 1997-2004. Dr. Poss lectures internationally on aesthetic dentistry and TMD. He is also an active consultant to several dental manufacturers in the area of new product development and refinement. He has published over 100 articles in leading dental journals. Dr. Poss maintains a full-time successful aesthetic practice in Brentwood, TN.  

Stephen Poss, DDS, graduated from David Lipscomb University and attended the University of Tennessee Dental School. Dr. Poss continued his post graduate training at Baylor University. He has directed numerous live patient continuum’s at various teaching institutes as a Clinical Director from 1997-2004. Dr. Poss lectures internationally on aesthetic dentistry and TMD. He is also an active consultant to several dental manufacturers in the area of new product development and refinement. He has published over 100 articles in leading dental journals. Dr. Poss maintains a full-time successful aesthetic practice in Brentwood, TN.

 

Karl E. Hegyi, DDS, maintains a full time private practice in North Royalton, Ohio as owner/director of the Center forEsthetics, Function, and Implant Rehabilitation. His practice focuses on the functional, restorative, and esthetic rehabilitation of patients with disorders involving Masticatory System biomechanical issues. Dr. Hegyi is the developer of the “Physiologically Driven Treatment System”, is published and teaches internationally regarding this system and its use in restorative and implant dentistry. Dr. Hegyi is a visiting faculty member of the Dawson Academy, Continuing Science Circle member of Thommen Medical, Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Greater Cleveland Dental Society, and the American Equilibration Society.  

Karl E. Hegyi, DDS, maintains a full time private practice in North Royalton, Ohio as owner/director of the Center forEsthetics, Function, and Implant Rehabilitation. His practice focuses on the functional, restorative, and esthetic rehabilitation of patients with disorders involving Masticatory System biomechanical issues. Dr. Hegyi is the developer of the “Physiologically Driven Treatment System”, is published and teaches internationally regarding this system and its use in restorative and implant dentistry. Dr. Hegyi is a visiting faculty member of the Dawson Academy, Continuing Science Circle member of Thommen Medical, Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Greater Cleveland Dental Society, and the American Equilibration Society.

 

Michael Fling, DDS, has served as Course Director and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics at the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry. He is the founder and President of “Fling Seminars,” providing advanced dental education to dentists, dental teams and technicians throughout the country. Currently, he serves as a guest lecturer at O.U. College of Dentistry in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics and as an Associate Faculty at the L.D. Pankey Institute. Dr. Fling is also on staff with the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residents at the O.U. College of Dentistry, lecturing on restorative concepts and technical excellence. He recently completed the process to be awarded the title of “Pankey Scholar.” As a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and the American College of Dentists, he has lectured throughout the country to dental and laboratory associations and to various study groups on fundamental principles of restorative dentistry and achieving technical excellence.

Michael Fling, DDS, has served as Course Director and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics at the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry. He is the founder and President of “Fling Seminars,” providing advanced dental education to dentists, dental teams and technicians throughout the country. Currently, he serves as a guest lecturer at O.U. College of Dentistry in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics and as an Associate Faculty at the L.D. Pankey Institute. Dr. Fling is also on staff with the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residents at the O.U. College of Dentistry, lecturing on restorative concepts and technical excellence. He recently completed the process to be awarded the title of “Pankey Scholar.” As a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and the American College of Dentists, he has lectured throughout the country to dental and laboratory associations and to various study groups on fundamental principles of restorative dentistry and achieving technical excellence.

Rhys Spoor, DDS, FAGD,  is an international expert in aesthetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Spoor graduated from the University of Washington in 1983. He is a past Affiliate Associate Professor of the UW Dental School, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. This accreditation is granted after a rigorous exam and presentation of aesthetic clinical skills. Dr. Spoor is one of an elite group of dentists in the world who have achieved this accredited professional status. Since 1987, Dr. Spoor has had the privilege of instructing other dentists in the United States, Canada, and abroad. A recognized expert in dental and portrait photography, Dr. Spoor teaches advanced clinical programs to practicing dentists in aesthetics and occlusion, and he continues to be a sought out as a lecturer in the dental profession for his artistic abilities, creativity, and technical expertise.

Rhys Spoor, DDS, FAGD,  is an international expert in aesthetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Spoor graduated from the University of Washington in 1983. He is a past Affiliate Associate Professor of the UW Dental School, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. This accreditation is granted after a rigorous exam and presentation of aesthetic clinical skills. Dr. Spoor is one of an elite group of dentists in the world who have achieved this accredited professional status.

Since 1987, Dr. Spoor has had the privilege of instructing other dentists in the United States, Canada, and abroad. A recognized expert in dental and portrait photography, Dr. Spoor teaches advanced clinical programs to practicing dentists in aesthetics and occlusion, and he continues to be a sought out as a lecturer in the dental profession for his artistic abilities, creativity, and technical expertise.

Dale Sorenson, DDS, attended Wabash College for his undergraduate education where he earned All-American honors in swimming. He received his D.D.S. degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He is a member of the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners and served nine years on the Indiana State Board of Dentistry. He is an active member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Equilibration Society, Fellow in the American College of Dentists, Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, ADA, IDA, and First District Dental Society.

Dale Sorenson, DDS, attended Wabash College for his undergraduate education where he earned All-American honors in swimming. He received his D.D.S. degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He is a member of the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners and served nine years on the Indiana State Board of Dentistry. He is an active member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Equilibration Society, Fellow in the American College of Dentists, Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, ADA, IDA, and First District Dental Society.

David Harris, is the CEO of Prosperident, the world’s largest dental embezzlement investigation firm. Prosperident’s team of specialized investigators is consulted on hundreds of frauds annually committed against both general dentists and dental specialists. David is a certified fraud examiner and a licensed private investigator. He also has a graduate degree in applied business mathematics and possesses professional designations in accounting, dental consulting and banking. He has been interviewed on the subject of embezzlement by many leading dental publications and organizations, and also authors or co-authors a dozen or more articles annually that appear in major dental publications. He is an engaging speaker who draws on a vast amount of experience in his field.

David Harris, is the CEO of Prosperident, the world’s largest dental embezzlement investigation firm. Prosperident’s team of specialized investigators is consulted on hundreds of frauds annually committed against both general dentists and dental specialists. David is a certified fraud examiner and a licensed private investigator. He also has a graduate degree in applied business mathematics and possesses professional designations in accounting, dental consulting and banking. He has been interviewed on the subject of embezzlement by many leading dental publications and organizations, and also authors or co-authors a dozen or more articles annually that appear in major dental publications. He is an engaging speaker who draws on a vast amount of experience in his field.

John Herald, DDS, graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1977 and has been treating sleep disturbances and related dental/medical problems with oral appliances since 1982.  Most recently, his own sleep appliance has been approved by the FDA.  He has lectured nationally and internationally on sleep-related pain and neuromuscular dysfunction.  He is a founding member of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines. Additionally, Dr. Herald spent 18 years studying myofacial pain & sleep disorders with Dr. Janet Travell. Dr. Herald practices dental sleep medicine exclusively at the office of Dr. Maria Papich-Forsyth in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.

John Herald, DDS, graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1977 and has been treating sleep disturbances and related dental/medical problems with oral appliances since 1982.  Most recently, his own sleep appliance has been approved by the FDA.  He has lectured nationally and internationally on sleep-related pain and neuromuscular dysfunction.  He is a founding member of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines. Additionally, Dr. Herald spent 18 years studying myofacial pain & sleep disorders with Dr. Janet Travell. Dr. Herald practices dental sleep medicine exclusively at the office of Dr. Maria Papich-Forsyth in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.

William M. Hang, DDS, MSD                                  After completing his orthodontic training at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Hang joined the faculty there to teach orthodontics. He later established an orthodontic practice in rural Vermont. After practicing traditional orthodontics for 7 years, he saw serious limitations in esthetics and function with the traditional approach to orthodontics. In 1981 Dr. Hang embarked on a continuing education odyssey which has so far taken him to 50 states and over 30 foreign countries in a quest for a better way to do orthodontics. In the process he moved to Southern California and developed a truly unique orthodontic practice with strong emphasis on facial esthetics achieved with innovative early treatment and adult treatment. Approximately 15 years ago he became aware of the significant positive affect some of his treatments were having on the airway. This opened up a whole new aspect of orthodontics—maximizing the airway for ALL orthodontic patients and specifically treating patients with SDB (sleep disordered breathing) or OSA (obstructive sleep apnea).  Dr. Hang’s approach to orthodontics is a result of blending the best ideas from the best practitioners. He has spoken on orthodontics, facial esthetics and airway locally, nationally, and internationally andappeared on the British equivalent of “Sixty Minutes”. He was the Founding President of the North American Association of Facial Orthotropics®, is a board member of the American Association of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, and is an advisor to the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.

William M. Hang, DDS, MSD                                  After completing his orthodontic training at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Hang joined the faculty there to teach orthodontics. He later established an orthodontic practice in rural Vermont. After practicing traditional orthodontics for 7 years, he saw serious limitations in esthetics and function with the traditional approach to orthodontics.

In 1981 Dr. Hang embarked on a continuing education odyssey which has so far taken him to 50 states and over 30 foreign countries in a quest for a better way to do orthodontics. In the process he moved to Southern California and developed a truly unique orthodontic practice with strong emphasis on facial esthetics achieved with innovative early treatment and adult treatment. Approximately 15 years ago he became aware of the significant positive affect some of his treatments were having on the airway. This opened up a whole new aspect of orthodontics—maximizing the airway for ALL orthodontic patients and specifically treating patients with SDB (sleep disordered breathing) or OSA (obstructive sleep apnea).

 Dr. Hang’s approach to orthodontics is a result of blending the best ideas from the best practitioners. He has spoken on orthodontics, facial esthetics and airway locally, nationally, and internationally andappeared on the British equivalent of “Sixty Minutes”. He was the Founding President of the North American Association of Facial Orthotropics®, is a board member of the American Association of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, and is an advisor to the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.