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Learn about Winter Session 2015 presenters and their many accomplishments.

Marshall D. Fagin, DDS*

Dr. Fagin received his dental degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and his Certificate in Prosthodontics from Boston University.

As an international lecturer and educator for almost 35 years, Dr. Fagin frequently updates his colleagues on the most recent advances in cosmetic, implant and reconstructive dentistry. In 2013 he received the highest honor given by his local Dental Society, the coveted Frank Stone Award, for his contributions to dentistry, dental education and to organized dentistry. In private practice, he is also currently a part-time Associate Professor in the Dept. of Graduate Prosthodontics at SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and has conducted several “Hands-On” courses for dentists on “Anterior Esthetic Makeovers” at the school’s Esthetic Dentistry Education Center and for the University of Florida School of Dentistry’s Mastership Program. He was voted by his colleagues to “Best Dentists in America” 2004/2005 and 2013, “Global Who’s Who Man of the Year” in Dental Health 2008, “Top Dentists” 2008 and was elected to faculty membership in the Honorary Dental Society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He was awarded Diplomat status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 1994 and is an honored Fellowship recipient of the International College of Dentists (1993) for his contributions to Dentistry. Dr. Fagin also served on faculty for the Misch Implant Institute 1991-1993 (Detroit, Michigan) and 2005-2006 (Rochester, NY).

Dr. Fagin is an active member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the American College of Prosthodontists, International Congress of Oral Implantology and Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. To learn more, see his website at www.transformyoursmile.com.


*The speaker on this topic (implants) has changed as of January 9, 2015. This was due to a cancellation by the originally scheduled speaker, Dr. Robert F. Faulkner, who had to unexpectedly cancel as of January 7, 2015 due to a major, unforeseen health issue that has caused him to not be able to travel.

Lilly Cortes-Pona

Lilly's wonderful childhood memories of her pediatric dental visits made her realize she wanted to work in the dental industry and create amazing dental experiences for children and their parents. She loved building relationships with her patients and helping them not to fear dentistry, but to embrace it as an important part of overall health.

For over 18 years Lilly worked in many positions in the dental field; dental assistant, front desk staff and treatment coordinator. She then became a dental office manager helping with a practice acquisition, growing the practice and then relocating to a larger facility. She also has had extensive experience in software conversions and going chartless.

Lilly is a Certified DynaMetric Professional. DynaMetric tools and programs have proven to help businesses produce measurable results and a high return on their investment in people. She also is certified as a Leadership Speaker, Trainer and Coach by John Maxwell.


Dennis Lynch, DDS, PhD

Denis Lynch received his DDS degree from the University of California at San Francisco, followed by a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and PhD in Experimental Pathology at the University of Alabama. He is currently Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at Marquette University School of Dentistry and Professor of Dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.


Teresa Duncan, MS, FADIA, FAADOM

With more than 20 years of healthcare experience, Teresa addresses topics such as insurance coding, office manager training, and revenue growth and protection. She is a Fellow and Educator for the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and the American Association of Dental Office Managers. Her memberships include the American Academy of Dental Consultants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, National Speakers Association and the Academy of Dental Management Consultants. She is the host of AADOM's popular Virtual Study Club. Teresa received her Master's Degree in Healthcare Management.


Jim Nail, DDS

Dr. Nail is a second generation general dentist in Springfield, Mo. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2007 and is currently the Editor for the Missouri Dental Association's publication, Focus.



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