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Levi Downs, Jr, MD, MS

Levi Downs, Jr, MD, MS, is a Professor of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Downs received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He did his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Magee-Women’s Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Downs completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Minnesota and has a Master of Science degree in clinical research from the University Of Minnesota School of Public Health. Dr. Downs is the Chief Medical Officer of University of Minnesota Physicians and University of Minnesota Health where he partners with team members to coordinate physician lead clinical quality improvement initiatives and physician leadership of clinical operations. Dr. Downs has served as principal investigator for numerous clinical trials investigating cervical cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and preventive approaches to HPV related diseases. As an active member of the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) he has participated in cervical cancer screening and management consensus conferences and publications. Among his many awards, Dr. Downs was recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Harold Amos Faculty Development Award. Dr. Downs is also a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and served on the Board of Directors of ASCCP.

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Nate Farley, DDS, MS, FACP

Nate Farley, DDS, MS, FACP, is a board certified prosthodontist with a passion for all things digital. He completed both dental school and his prosthodontic residency at the Ohio State University. While in residency, he created, a free online resource for radiographic implant identification. This passion for dental information led him to co-found Infodontics, LLC, a company committed to put dental information right at people's fingertips through innovative, useful, and free online resources. Also in residency, he completed his masters thesis by comparing the accuracy of CAD/CAM surgical guides to traditional guides. Over the years, he has had experience with five different implant planning programs and enjoys pushing the limits of guided surgery. He has lectured nationally and internationally on immediate interim hybrids, implant complications, guided implant surgery, implant identification, and digital dentistry. He teaches four different courses nationwide on digital dentistry—covering digital workflows and teaching software to design things from surgical guides to full arch restorations. More information about these courses can be found at

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Hugh Flax, DDS, AAACD, MICOI, DABAD, is Past President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He received his DDS degree from Emory University in 1983 following undergraduate Phi Beta Kappa honors. While doing a residency he did Posterior Composites research at LSU Dental School in 1984-1985. He has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1994 and became accredited in 1997. He was President of the Atlanta Chapter of the AACD (1996-1998) and founded the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 2007. Dr. Flax served for two years as Co-Chair of the Conference Advisory Committee for 2003 AACD Scientific Session in Orlando. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and Practical Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He has been the Chairperson of the AACD Private Education Advisory Council, the 2008 AACD Meeting, the 2010 AACD European Meeting, and was a member of the AACD Board of Directors for over 8 years. Outside of the AACD, Dr. Flax is a member of the AAED, ADA, AGD, ALD, AAID, ICOI, Catapult Elite, and the L.D. Pankey Alumni Association. He is also a certified Fellow with World Clinical Laser Institute. Clinical Instructor at Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine. Lastly, he is a Fellow of both the International Academy of Dentofacial Therapeutics, Master in the ICOI, Associate Fellow of the AAID and a graduate of the world renowned Kois Center.

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Jeff Gladnick

Jeff Gladnick, is the founder and CEO of Great Dental Websites, a digital marketing agency for ALL dental practices- and the creator of a dental website software platform that makes building and marketing a dental website easier, faster, and less expensive. Jeff has a degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Rowan University. He comes from a family of 8 Dentists, and has worked in marketing for over 15 years. His company has worked with over 600 practices, in 6 countries, on 3 continents.

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Barry Goldenberg, DMD, MS, Pc

Barry Goldenberg, DMD, MS, Pc, is a board-certified prosthodontist in Missouri. A 1982 graduate of Washington University of School of Dental Medicine, he later attended UMKC and completed his specialty residency in prosthodontics, while also attaining his master’s degree. Dr. Goldenberg is a global educator in the field of implants. Dr. Goldenberg has had the distinct opportunity to lecture worldwide in seven countries on implant dentistry. Dr. Goldenberg has been dedicated to placing the latest equipment and technology into his state-of-the-art facility. His practice is backed by over 35 years of clinical experience providing life-changing solutions to complex dental problems

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Jack Griffin, DMD

Jack Griffin, DMD, is one of a hand-full of dentists awarded by his peers Diplomat status with the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD), accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Dr. Griffin has been the MasterTrack/CE chair for the Missouri AGD, a member and clinical evaluator for Catapult Group, the dental industry’s premier speaker’s bureau, and is a clinical director for the Pacific Esthetic Continuum (PAC). He has also been a clinical evaluator for Reality Esthetics and served on the Council for Scientific Affairs for the Greater St Louis Dental Society. He is nationally recognized as a quality educator and presenter.

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Mel Hawkins, DDS, BScD(AN), FADSA, DADBA

Mel Hawkins, DDS, BScD(AN), FADSA,DADBA, is a board certified Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiologists and Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He has over 30 years of private practice experience in dentistry in Toronto, Canada. He has lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia for 40 years and has been recognized by Dentistry Today as a Top 100 Clinician for the past consecutive 11 years. Dr. Hawkins is a return speaker to our seminar, due to popular demand.

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Gary Zelesky

Gary Zelesky, not just a speaker- he is an experience: a human defibrillator. A true hybrid; from the energy of Richard Simmons; the wisdom of Dr. Phil and the laughter of your best friend from junior high…this is one person you are not going to forget. Gary developed curriculum and taught at North Central College in Minneapolis, MN; created “Youth Invasion: Student Leadership”; He is also the author of “The Passion Centered Person”. From the board room to the convention center, he inspires all- with his hallmarked energy and explosive humor. Gary Zelesky has had the privilege of wowing audiences from around the world. From Australia, Europe and North America, companies such as MasterCard Int., Hallmark Cards, Hilton Hotel, Boeing Aircraft, ADA, and the University of Alabama have all requested the unique and one of a kind message that only Gary can give. Passion is center to Gary. It is in everything he does. There is no half way for this short little stick of dynamite.

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