Visit the DT Study Club Live Stream at FDI San Francisco 2019, where you can learn more about the latest innovations and product news in dentistry directly from the experts themselves.

Meet the Speakers:

Sibel Antonson

Dr. Sibel Antonson

Currently, Dr. Antonson is the Director of Professional services at Ivoclar Vivadent, and she also is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Director of Dental Biomaterials at SUNY at University of Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine.

She has been involved with teaching, research and practice simultaneously initially at the University of Florida, Department of Dental Biomaterials (1997-2000) and Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine (NSU/CDM) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2001-2008). In 2000, she was appointed as the New Products Manager at Dentsply Caulk where she invented and launched PoGo, the first one-step composite finishing and polishing device.

Prior to joining Ivoclar Vivadent as the Director of Professional Services, Dr. Antonson served as an Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Department of Prosthodontics. She was also the Director of Dental Biomaterials.

She served as the President for the International Academy of Dental Research, Dental Materials Group in 2007-2008. Currently, she is serving as the Councilor for the same organization.

She has lectured nationally and internationally on dental biomaterials, prosthodontic and restorative techniques.

William L. Balanoff

Dr. William L. Balanoff

Patti DiGangi

Patti DiGangi

Foroud Hakim

Dr. Foroud Hakim

Tony Hashemian

Dr Tony Hashemian

Dr. Tony Hashemian, DDS is an international speaker and Associate Dean for Global Oral Health and Assistant Professor at Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH). He is the developer of Text2Floss and pH2OH, two mobile applications designed to increase oral health awareness. Dr. Hashemian earned a B.A. in physiology from the University of Minnesota and is a graduate of Creighton University
School of Dentistry. He has been in private practice since 1997. Dr. Hashemian is
the 2012 recipient of the Health Care Leadership Award and named Dentist of the Year by Arizona Business magazine.

Timothy A. Hess

Dr. Timothy A. Hess

Parag Kachalia

Dr. Parag Kachalia

Lisa Knowles

Dr. Lisa Knowles

Dr. Knowles has almost 20 years of practical dental knowledge. After graduating from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, she completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Lisa was a communication major at Alma College and consults other dentists on their communication strategies and overall health of their practices. She is an efficiency thinker and works to help others contemplate changes to achieve better systems for their health, their offices, and for the environment. She shares much of her visionary thinking on her own blog site at as well in several trade journals. Contact her at or phone her office at 517-332-1000.

Jeffrey Rohde

Dr. Jeffrey Rohde

Burkhard Selent

Dr. Burkhard Selent

Burkhard received his BS and Master degree in Chemistry from TU Berlin in 1994. He continued in Environmental Engineering were he completed his PhD in 1999. In 2000 Burkhard joined Colgate-Palmolive Germany and moved through several positions in dental detailing and Scientific Affairs in Germany and the European headquarter in Switzerland.

Burkhard moved to the U.S. in May 2016 to become Scientific Affairs Manager for Colgate US. He is responsible for Colgate’s activities in Continuous Education and presented CE courses himself. Burkhard is IADR member and serves on the New York State Dental Foundation Board of Trustees.

Leighton Davies Smith

Dr. Leighton Davies Smith

Dr. Leighton Davies-Smith is Director of Technology at Colgate-Palmolive, focused on the development of device+chemistry solutions to Oral Care needs. He earned a PhD in Applied Electrochemistry from the University of Brighton,UK. During his over 30 year career he has been dedicated to the development of device+chemistry delivery systems, such as writing instrument technical design and cleaning & sanitation chemical dispensers and is leveraging mechanical, electrical, and chemical interactions to help boost product performance beyond the norm.

Lee Ann Brady

Dr. Lee Ann Brady

Michael Young

Dr. Michael Young

Cyndee Johnson

Cyndee Johnson

Tag 1programm
Thursday, 5 September from 10:00 AM PST to 4:00 PM PST
10:00 AM PST 11:00 AM PST
Video recording

Ultaire AKP RPDs: A paradigm-shifting high-performance polymer for your patients and practiceJonathan Hughes
11:00 AM PST12:00 PM PST
Can the same old goo be improved? How about some game-changing new goo?Dr. Foroud Hakim
12:00 PM PST1:00 PM PST
Innovative solutions for common problems to achieve optimal oral healthDr. Tony Hashemian
1:00 PM PST2:00 PM PST
Utilizing high strength injectable compositeDr. Lee Ann Brady
2:00 PM PST3:00 PM PST
Sonic instrumentation for today’s operative dentistryDr. Timothy A. Hess
3:00 PM PST4:00 PM PST
Whitening as a Practice Builder: A Conversation with the ExpertsBurkhard Selent MSc, PhD, Leighton Davies-Smith PhD, Sibel Antonson D.D.S., Ph.D., M.B.A./Professor, Lisa Knowles D.D.S.
Tag 2programm
Friday, 6 September from 10:00 AM PST to 4:00 PM PST
10:00 AM PST11:00 AM PST
Video recording

Laser periodontics and implantologyDr. Rana Al-Falaki
11:00 AM PST12:00 PM PST
3(D)entistry roadmap: Paradigm shift aheadDr. Michael Young
12:00 PM PST1:00 PM PST
Clinical applications of Solea, a 9.3 μm CO2 all-tissue laserDr. Jeffrey Rohde
1:00 PM PST2:00 PM PST
DDS.WORLD: The new dental marketplace and all-in-one platform for dentistsMichael Vuzharov
2:00 PM PST3:00 PM PST
“Game-ified”: Oral health with the BOB Score Patti DiGangi 
3:00 PM PST4:00 PM PST
Video recording

The "geek speak" of new sensor technologiesDr. John Flucke
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Saturday, 7 September from 10:00 AM PST to 3:00 PM PST
10:00 AM PST11:00 AM PST
State-of-the-art whitening and maintenanceDr. William L. Balanoff
11:00 AM PST12:00 PM PST
Minimally invasive ceramics: Guided preparation a key to successDr. Parag Kachalia
12:00 PM PST1:00 PM PST
Caries management and implant maintenance Cyndee Johnson
1:00 PM PST2:00 PM PST
DDS.WORLD: The new dental marketplace and all-in-one platform for dentistsMichael Vuzharov
2:00 PM PST3:00 PM PST
Video recording

Adhesive post-endodontic treatment: Clinical procedure step-by-stepDr. Daniel Černý
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DT Study Club Live Stream @ FDI 2019

  • Daily from 5 to 7 September
  • 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. PST, on the hour
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