Advisory Committee

We are very grateful for the following All-Star Dental Experts for volunteering to join our Advisory Committee to help us continually make the content at All-Star Dental Academy world class!

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Dr. Lorne Lavine, DMD Dentist & Consultant

The Digital Dentist, Dr. Lorne Lavine. Dr. Lavine is the CEO and Founder of The Digital Dentist, a company that focuses on the technology needs of dental practices.

Dr. Lavine is a well-known speaker, author, and consultant in the dental community. He writes for many dental publications, lectures internationally, and has worked with over 2000 dental offices. He helps practices make intelligent decisions when it comes to their technology decisions, such as hardware, software, data backup and disaster recovery, HIPAA compliance, and network monitoring.

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Dr. Ron Richardson, DDS, FAGD Dentist

Dr. Richardson earned his doctorate of dental surgery degree in 1981 from West Virginia University, where he went on to complete a one-year general practice residency prior to going into private practice.

Dr. Richardson has completed the entire Pankey Institute program, the LSU Cosmetic Continuum, The Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education, and the PAC-Live (hands-on) cosmetic courses. As the Restorative Advisor for the Brevard Study Club, he selected speakers and set up continuing education clinics for local dentists. Further, Dr. Richardson lectures to national audiences, sharing tips and techniques regarding the advanced materials and principles of esthetic dentistry. He is the past president, a charter member, and current board member of Florida’s Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and was inducted into the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. Dr. Richardson is also a Fellow with the American Academy of General Dentistry as well as a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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Dr. Peter Boulden, DMD, FACE, FIADFE, FAGD, FACDS Dentist & Lecturer, Atlanta Dental Spa

Dr. Boulden has a long list of scholastic achievements in his field, beginning with the very prestigious distinction of Fellow to the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE), where he also serves as a member on the Advisory Board. The Academy is composed of the most renowned cosmetic dentists in the world, and only admits professionals who are committed to advanced learning, attention to detail, and clinical excellence. Dr. Boulden recently received his Fellowship in the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics and is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.

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Dr. Susan Estep, DMD, FACE, FAGD Dentist & Lecturer, Atlanta Dental Spa

Dr. Estep presents a distinguished and celebrated list of scholastic achievements in her field, beginning with the very prestigious honor of Fellow to the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE). Even more recently, Dr. Estep achieved her fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, an award that requires 500 hours of approved continuing education along with passing a rigorous exam encompassing all areas of dentistry. In 2010, Dr. Estep helped found the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) — dedicated to the mouth-body relationship whose members strive to provide the absolute highest quality of care as it pertains to total wellness. Just this fall, Dr. Estep joined a group of prestigious physicians and dentists to become certified in the Bale/Doneen method: a method that takes into consideration paradigm shifts in cardiovascular prevention.

 

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Vicki McManus CEO of Productive Dentist Academy
Vicki McManus began her career as a dental hygienist and expanded her education to include business development, marketing and finance. She is a “Seriously Addicted Entrepreneur”. Co-founding Productive Dentist Academy with her partner, Dr. Bruce B. Baird in 2004, and purchasing private dental practices and developing the brand Neighborhood Smiles (2011) in Wisconsin, contributed to her receiving the 2013 Silver Stevie Women in Business: Female Entrepreneur of the Year. Her team’s winning marketing and management strategies boost productivity and deepen patient relationships. She is the author of the collaborative book “FUNdamentals of Outstanding Dental Teams”, has contributed to dozens of industry publications, and is excited about the upcoming release of her new book “Frustration: The Breakfast of Champions”.  She’s married to a man everyone should meet (Pete Peterson), has two amazing young-adult children. She loves to scuba dive, hike and engage in anything that takes her “off the grid” when not working!

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Gary Takacs Founder of Takacs Learning Center

Gary Takacs’ passion is helping dentists develop their ideal practice. Specializing in the ‘business of dentistry’, his unique, in-depth knowledge of the components of a successful practice has helped thousands of dental offices thrive in today’s challenging business environment. A familiar presence on the dental lecture circuit, Gary frequently addresses dentists and team members at national dental meetings, regional seminars, and study club meetings here in the United States and internationally as well. Although Gary is not a dentist, he owns a dental practice called LifeSmiles Dental Care that serves as a learning and teaching laboratory for Gary to ‘test’ concepts that he can apply in his teaching. Gary has published over 350 articles in leading journals including Dentistry Today, AGD Impact, Dental Management, Dental Business Today, Dental Update, Dental Economics, Dental Practice & Finance and many state journals.

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Rachel Wall, RDH, BS Founder of Inspired Hygiene

Rachel Wall is the founder of Inspired Hygiene, where she and her team provide coaching, workshops and other products to help dentists in their pursuit of hygiene department profits. Rachel also serves the dental community as a consultant and speaker.

In addition to private coaching Rachel draws from her 20-plus years of experience as a hygienist and practice administrator to deliver focused clinical articles and speaking programs.

Rachel has written for, and been featured in, numerous industry journals including Dentistry Today, Progressive Dentist, RDH, and Hygienetown. She recently received the 2012 Dental Excellence Award from DrBicuspid.com for “Most Effective Dental Hygienist Educator”.