Our Outstanding Faculty

Carla Cohn, D.M.D., is a general dentist who has chosen to devote her professional career soley to the practice of Children's Dentistry.  Dr. Cohn is an active member of several professional associations.  She teaches in the clinical module at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba.  Dr. Cohn is a strong advocate of education and continuing that education beyond dental school.  She is a member of Catapult Elite, a group of key opinion leaders who commit their time and expertise to evaluating new and emerging dental materials and technologies, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Speakers Bureau.  Her clinical articles have been published in several North American dental journals.  Dr. Cohn is an international lecturer and enjoys speaking on all clinical aspects of children's dentistry for the general practitioner.  Her goal is to provide others with practical proven procedures and clinical tools that can be implemented easily in the day to day practices of all general practioners.



Gordon Fraser, D.M.D., has been trained as a Periodontist in the placement of dental implants and surgical procedures limited to the oral cavity.  He is a graduate of Temple University and served our country as a Periodontist in the United States Air Force.  Dr. Fraser is an internationally acclaimed lecturer and has traveled internationally to teach dentists about Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.  Dr. Fraser is the founder of PURE PERIO:  an in-practice specialty provider and dental implant coaching program.  He is also the founder of Southern Georgia Dental Education, a resource for continuing education for dentists, hygienists and staff members.  Dr. Fraser lectures on periodontics, dental implants from beginning to advanced placement and restoration, soft tissue considerations, 3D imaging and implant over-dentures.  Dr. Fraser also coaches doctors and their teams on how to begin placing and restoring dental implants in their offices.



Marc Geissberger, D.D.S., M.A., is a Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry and Immediate Past Chair of the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry. He runs Pacific’s prestigious complex and esthetic rehabilitation program. He is a fellow of the American Dental Education Association’s leadership institute, researcher, as well as a published author in the areas of dental materials, contemporary fixed prosthodontics, esthetic dentistry. He has lectured nationally and internationally in the areas of adhesive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, photography, ceramic, fixed prosthodontics and treatment planning. Dr. Geissberger serves as a consultant for many dental materials companies and helps guide product development. During his 25 years in academia he has maintained a private practice geared toward restorative dentistry with his brother and fellow Pacific alum Dr. Jeffrey Geissberger. He believes his continual involvement in providing patient care as well as a role in academia has given him a unique balance that allows him to blend the best of both worlds.  A member of the Catapult Group, Dr. Geissberger has been awarded fellowship in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.  He has won several teaching awards and has presented over  350 lectures and hands-on workshops to colleagues in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Peru, Denmark, and Taiwan. He has co-authored and published numerous scientific papers and a textbook entitled Esthetic Dentistry in Clinical Practice for Wiley-Blackwell which is currently available in 4 languages (English, Spanish, Polish and Turkish). Dr. Geissberger earned a Masters in Educational Psychology in 1994 and has been a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine since 2008. He completed his Fitness Nutrition Specialty (FNS) training in 2011.



Howard Glazer, D.D.S., is a Fellow & Past President of the Academy of General Dentistry, and former Assistant Clinical Professor in Dentistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has been a visiting clinician at several universities around the country. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists; International College of Dentists; American Society for Dental Aesthetics, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Glazer is an Attending Dentist at the Englewood Hospital (Englewood, NJ). For the past several years, Dr. Glazer has been named as one of the “Leading Clinicians in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today, and most recently was named as one of the Top Dentists in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly & 201 Magazine. He lectures throughout the United States, Canada, overseas, and authors articles published throughout the world. His What’s Hot & What’s Getting Hotter column appears in AGD IMPACT.   He maintains a general practice in Fort Lee, NJ. .



Uche Odiatu, DMD, NSCA-CPT, is a Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, a National Strenghth and Conditioning Association (NSCA)certified trainer, a Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach, co-author of The Miracle of Health and Fit for the LOVE of it!, and a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine.  He maintains a thriving dental practice in Toronto and has inspired audiences at the largest dental conferences in the world and Fortune 400 Companies.  He has been the invited guest on over 300 radio and TV shows, including ABC's 20/20 and Canada AM.  Uche is a returning to our group for the fourth time, as he is the most requested return speaker!



Daniel Pompa, D.D.S., graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1978, completed a General Practice Residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital, followed by specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Lincoln Hospital, New York Medical College. In 1982, he became a Fellow of The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and in 1992 a Fellow in The International Congress of Oral Implantologists.  Dr. Pompa has been a guest lecturer at both Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and New York University College of Dentistry and is now a guest faculty at NYU College of Dentistry. Dan has lectured extensively, including at the Academy of Osseointegration, the International Interdisciplinary Congress on Craniofacial and Skull Base Surgery, and has presented at the annual Greater New York Dental Meeting numerous times throughout the years.  In November 2013, Dr. Pompa became a Seminar Series Speaker/Consultant for the American Dental Association.  Dr. Pompa is an author, having published in such journals as the Journal of the American Dental Association and Dentistry Today, where he has also been listed as a “Leader in Continuing Education.” In December 2013, he became an online author for the ADA with the course: “Apical Surgery: To Pull or Not to Pull.” Recently, in the Winter 2014 Journal of NYSAGD, Dr. Pompa published “Update on Basic Physical Diagnosis,” which summarizes many new innovations for a simple, chairside medical workup. Dan is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his innovative work in the field of Dental Implantology (U.S. Patent # 5,320,529).



Roy Sonkins, D.D.S., is a family practice dentist in Elmont, New York, receiving his DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1976. Presently he serves as Deputy Chief (Citywide) Forensic Odontologist for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York, and as The Assistant Director of NYC’s Medical Examiner’s Special Operations Response Team (MESORT). He has served as Tour Commander for WTC and American Airlines Flight 587 disasters. Academically, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor at NYUCD in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and past Clinical Director of the NYUCD Outreach Program to the Dominican Republic. In addition to his teaching positions and private practice, Dr. Sonkin is the Deputy Commander of DMORT Region 2 in the US Department of Health & Human Services, National Disaster Medical System, and was deployed to the World Trade Center disaster and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in both Louisiana and Mississippi. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and a Past President of the American Society of Forensic Odontology. He also serves as a consultant to the NDIR Panel by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and is on the Attending Medical Staff at North Shore/LIJ and Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Sonkin is the recipient of the Gosta Gustafson Award, the New York State Senate Liberty Award and Certificate of Recognition by the United States Congress.