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J. William Robbins, D.D.S., MA., maintains a full-time private practice and is Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Dental School in 1973. He completed a rotating internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas and a 2-year General Practice Residency at the V.A. Hospital in San Diego, California.
David was born and grew up in Toronto. He attended University of Toronto from 1983 to 1987 completing a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and neuroscience. While completing this program, David worked in research at the university and co-wrote and published a research article on epilepsy. He then went to Western University studying dentistry. Following his graduation in 1991, David was lucky to join a well-known, established practice in his old neighbourhood and maintains a private practice in the same suburban Toronto location.
He has shared the stage with everyone from John C. Maxwell to Deepak Chopra to Stephen Covey to General Hillier and has presented to hundreds of thousands of attendees since he began his speaking journey. Host of the top rated ‘Conversations with PASSION’ Radio Show, ‘For The Love Of Speaking Show’, and the founder of ‘The Speaking Program’, he has been featured in multiple television specials, and he has been featured in/ on CBS, CTV, NBC, ABC, and is one of the few leaders featured twice on the popular Entrepreneur on Fire show.
Claudia began her career in dentistry as a dental assistant in 1995. Her first experience of “saving someone’s teeth” was a pivotal moment in her career. It was then, she knew she had found what she was looking for - a challenging and rewarding career centered around serving and helping others. Claudia’s personality is that of a restless spirit who cannot settle for the status quo. She began to focus on solutions to common problems that plague dental practices in 2005.
Cindy Ishimoto is passionate about cultivating self-directed leaders who help their practices flourish. She wants dentists and teams to know that they CAN make a change and grow as professionals, leaders, and self-directed individuals. With 35 years of dental consulting and speaking experience, Cindy has worked in all specialties, small practices, very large group practices, with new practitioners and those transitioning out of dentistry.
Dr. Susanne Perschbacher received her DDS at the University of Western Ontario and completed her specialty training and MSc in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Susanne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology, University of Toronto, where she teaches in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. She also works in a private radiology practice in Toronto.
Dr. Kristina Perschbacher graduated with her DDS from the University of Western Ontario and obtained her MSc and specialty education in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. The majority of Kristina’s time is spent seeing patients in private Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine practice. She also teaches in the undergraduate oral pathology and postgraduate oral radiology programs at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Paresh Shah has been in private practice in Winnipeg, Canada since 1992. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Dental School in 1991 and completed a General Practice Residency at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg after graduation in 1992. He is an active member of the Seattle Study Club network and also a founder and co-director of a Seattle Study Club in Winnipeg. He has used digital technology in his practice for over 10 years and provided over 300 lectures globally on all aspects of restorative, interdisciplinary care and digital dentistry.
Dr. Carlos Quiñonez is an associate professor and director of the specialtytraining program of dental public health at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He has worked as a clinician in both public and private sectors, and is a recognized leader in dental care policy in Canada and internationally. His main focus is on applied policy research, with an emphasis on equity and the history, politics and economics of dentistry. Dr. Quiñonez was also the past president of Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry. He holds positions across a number of university department and institutes.
She graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Montreal in 1997. She has since developed skills in cosmetic and biocompatible dentistry. Dr. Larose attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies Advanced Anterior Aesthetics program. She’s a member of the Quebec Order of Dentists and Honorary Member of the Canadian Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Larose regularly lectures to dentists on Cosmetic Dentistry throughout Canada and publishes cosmetic cases in Canadian dental publications.