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Michael M. Baden, M.D.
Dr. Michael Baden is the former Chief Medical Examiner of
New York City and past Director of the New York State Police Medico-Legal
Investigations Unit. He received a B.S. Degree from the City College of New
York and an M.D. Degree from New York University School of Medicine. He
trained in internal medicine and pathology at Bellevue Hospital Medical
Center where he was intern, resident and Chief Resident. He has been a
medical examiner for forty-five years and has performed more than 20,000
autopsies. He has held professorial teaching appointments at Albert Einstein
Medical School, Albany Medical College, New York University, New York Law
School and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He has been a consultant to
the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Veteran's Administration, Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm's, Drug Enforcement Agency and the United
States Department of Justice.
He was Chairman of the Forensic Pathology Panel of the U.S.
Congress Select Committee on Assassinations that re-investigated the deaths
of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1970s.
He was the forensic pathologist member of a team of U.S. forensic scientists
asked by the Russian government to examine the newly found remains of Tsar
Nicholas II, Alexandra and the Romanov family in Siberia in the 1990s. He
has been an expert in multiple Iraq-related court-martials in the United
States and Camp Liberty, Baghdad. He has also been an expert in the
investigations concerning Medgar Evers, John Belushi, Yankee Manager Billy
Martin, Marlon Brando's son Christian Brando, O.J. Simpson, Jayson Williams,
Kobe Bryant, Robert Blake, and Las Vegas hotel owner Ted Binion. He has
investigated deaths in Croatia, Serbia, Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West
Bank, Monaco, Panama, England, Canada, Zimbabwe and other countries for
human rights groups and private attorneys. He has taught homicide courses
for police, judges, attorneys and physicians in most of the 50 states as
well as in China, Taiwan, Kuwait, Australia, France, Italy, Ecuador, Puerto
Rico, Columbia and other countries. He has been a member of the board of
directors of a number of drug abuse and alcohol abuse treatment programs
here he attempts to apply what he has learned from the dead at the autopsy
table to the betterment of the living.
Dr. Baden has also served as President of the Society of
Medical Jurisprudence and Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic
Science. He is the host of the HBO "Autopsy" series, now in its thirteenth
year, which shows how the various forensic sciences assist in solving crimes
and was a consultant for the "Crossing Jordan" television series. He has
been author or co-author of more than 80 professional articles and books on
aspects of forensic medicine and two popular non-fiction books "Unnatural
Death, Confessions of a Medical Examiner" and "Dead Reckoning, the New
Science of Catching Killers." He is also the author, with his wife, attorney
Linda Kenney Baden, of two recent forensic thrillers, "Remains Silent" and
"Skeleton Justice." He is the Forensic Science Contributor for FOX National
News and is a reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine.
Charles M. Cobb, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Dr. Charles Cobb graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC),
School of Dentistry in 1964. He received a Certificate of Specialty in
Periodontics and a Master of Science degree in Microbiology, both from UMKC
in 1966. Following two years of active duty with the U. S. Navy, Dr. Cobb
returned to school at Georgetown University, graduating in 1971 with a Ph.D.
in Anatomy. After graduation from Georgetown, he held teaching and research
positions at Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama in
Dr. Cobb devoted 15 years to a full-time private practice in
periodontics and 17 years to academics. He is a Diplomate of the American
Board of Periodontology, has published over 190 peer-review articles and
presented over 180 programs at regional, national and international
meetings. He was recently selected as the 2012 Outstanding Periodontal
Educator by the American Academy of Periodontolgy.
Dr. Cobb retired from the U. S. Army Reserves with the rank of Colonel
and is one of the few Reservists to have received the "A" Specialty
Designator from the Office of the U. S. Army Surgeon General and induction
into the Order of Military Medical Merit.
Nicolaas C. Geurs, D.D.S., M.S.
Nicolaas C. Geurs, D.D.S., M.S. is Professor of
Periodontology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his
dental degree at A.C.T.A. (Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) in
1992. He completed his training in Periodontology and his Master’s in
Clinical Dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from
1992-1995. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a
Fellow of the American College of Dentist. He is actively involved in
teaching in periodontology and implantology to both the dental students and
post graduate students. He was the director of the advanced education
program in Periodontology for 10 years. Currently he is the chair of the
department of Periodontology. His research interest include periodontitis
and systemic health, regeneration, bone grafting, and dental implantology.
He has published and lectured extensively on these topics.
Dr. Geurs has published numerous case reports and
articles for various professional journals, including The International
Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Journal of Periodontology
and Clinical Advances in Periodontics. In addition, he has
published a chapter on "Soft Tissue Consideration for Implant Site
Development" for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America.
He is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker. Previous
engagements include: AAP annual meetings in New Orleans and Philadelphia;
NorthEast Society of Periodontics in New York NY; 2010 Florida National
Dental Convention; EuroPerio Conference in Geneva Switzerland; 2012 hands-on
course on "Advanced Bone Grafting" in Manchester UK; Indian Society
of Dental Research in Chennai India and other venues.
Dianne Glasscoe Watterson, R.D.H., B.S., M.B.A
Dianne Glasscoe Watterson, RDH, BS, MBA, is an
award-winning author, speaker and consultant. With more than three
decades in dentistry, she has experience in all phases of dental office
operation- front desk, certified chairside assistant, and registered dental
hygienist. Dianne also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Service
Management and a Master of Business Administration degree. Her business,
Professional Dental Management, is based in Frederick, Maryland and consults
with active dental practices in all aspects of their operations, including
business and clinical areas. Her nationwide consultations have successfully
implemented programs that raise the level of productivity, efficiency and
profitability of those offices she serves.
Ms. Glasscoe Watterson has published hundreds of articles
in various professional journals. She is well known for her monthly columns
in RDH, entitled "Staff Rx" and Dental Economics entitled
"Practice Wisdom." Her first book, Manage Your Practice Well, has won
three prestigious literary awards: the International Hermes Platinum Award,
the Communicator's Gold 2011 Award, and the Apex 2011 Grand Award. Dianne’s
second book, titled The Consummate Dental Hygienist, won an Apex Gold
Award for literary excellence. In addition, she has published two
textbook chapters for dental hygiene students in Foundations of
Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist. She formerly served as an
adjunct clinical instructor of dental hygiene at Guilford Technical
Community College. Dianne has been chosen as a "Top Clinician in Speaking
and Consulting" by Dentistry Todayevery year since 2006. Her
honors include being chosen as a "Key Influencer" by Colgate in 2009 & 2010,
and "Distinguished Dental Professional" in 2005 by Dentsply.
Dianne is a nationally recognized speaker with a wide range of topics on
the effective operation of the dental practice. She is an enthusiastic and
entertaining speaker who presents valuable information to help dental
professionals excel in customer service and care. Dianne is an honorary
board member for The Speaking/Consulting Network. She
is also a member of the ADHA, Maryland State Dental Association, the
Christian Medical/Dental Society, and the American Academy of Dental
Hygiene. She also serves on the editorial board for RDH
Randy F. Huffines, D.D.S.
Dr. Randy F. Huffines is recognized as one of the country's leading experts on aging and oral health. He frequently speaks at the Hinman, Chicago Midwinter,
Academy of General Dentistry, Pacific Dental, Yankee Dental, California Dental, Texas Dental, and 9 out of the last 10 Annual Sessions of the American Dental Association. He is known for his ability to take complex oral health issues and translate them into easy-to-understand concepts and practical techniques the entire dental team can use immediately with their patients.
Dr. Huffines is one of only a handful of practicing clinicians in the
United States who has completed a two year postdoctoral Fellowship in
Geriatric Dentistry in addition to his D.D.S. For the past twenty-five years, he has treated older and medically complex adults in a traditional private practice, in hospitals, and in nursing homes.
He is a Past President and a Fellow of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, Diplomate of the American Board Special Care Dentistry.
In 2001, he was inducted into the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland.
He has served on the Editoral Board of two major dental drug references and
is a contributing author for the 2009 edition of the Reichel's Care of the
Elderly, published by Cambridge University. Dr. Huffines hold faculty
appointments in colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and allied health
sciences. In 1996, he became the first Chair of the American National
Standards Institute Task Force that became the American Dental Association's
Standards Committee on Dental Informatics. In 2004, Dr. Huffines was appointed to the American
Dental Association's Elder Care Task Force. He serves as a consultant to the
ADA's Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations and is
the originator of the ADA's Adult Preventative Practice of the Year Award.
Dr, Huffines is the Chief Consultant in Geriatrics and Special Care
Dentistry for the Department of Veteran's Affairs. In spite of these responsibilities, Dr. Huffines spends most of his workweek as a "wet-fingered" clinician providing comprehensive dental care to older and medically complex patients. This extensive practical experience is evident throughout his courses as he illustrates concepts with the patients he has personally
Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed.
Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed., Associate Dean and
Professor, University of Florida, College of Dentistry; Associate
faculty member of the Pankey with 30 years of private practice experience in
periodontics and implant placement. He is also a Diplomate of the American
Board of Periodontology and Immediate Past President of the American Academy
Dr. Low provides dentists a n d dental hygienists with
the tools for successfully managing the periodontal patient in general and
periodontal practices and is affiliated with the Florida Probe Corporation.
He was selected “Dentist of the Year” by the Florida Dental Association,
Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Texas Dental School, and the
Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award.
He is a Past President of the Florida Dental
Association. Dr. Low received his
dental degree, specialty training in periodontics, and Masters of Science in
biomedical science from the University of Texas.
Brian L. Mealey, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Brian Mealey is a
Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas
Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), where he runs the Graduate
Periodontics Program. He graduated with his D.D.S. degree from UTHSCSA in
1983. He received his periodontics training in the United States Air Force
periodontics residency, graduating in 1990 and receiving his Master of
Science degree from UTHSCSA the same year. Dr. Mealey served 21 years in the
United States Air Force, where he was the Chair of the Department of
Periodontics at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, the Program
Director of the Air Force Periodontics Residency, and the Chief Military
Consultant in Periodontics to the Air Force Surgeon General.
Dr. Mealey is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and is
currently a Director of the Board. He has served on the Board of Trustees of
the American Academy of Periodontology and is a Consultant to the American
Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. Dr. Mealey is co-editor
and author of two textbooks in periodontics and has published over 100
articles, abstracts and textbook chapters in the scientific literature. His
focus of research and writing is in oral-systemic relationships, periodontal
therapy and dental implants. Dr. Mealey maintains an active clinical
practice in periodontics and implant dentistry.
John A. Molinari, Ph.D.
Dr. Molinari is currently Director of Infection Control
for THE DENTAL ADVISOR in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Previously, he served for 32
years at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry as Professor
and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Director of
Infection Control. He has published over 400 scientific articles, text
chapters, and abstracts in the areas of microbiology and immunology, and
lectures nationally and internationally on topics dealing with infectious
diseases and infection control. Dr. Molinari is also co-author of the text
Cottone’s Practical Infection Control in Dentistry.
He has served as a
consultant for the CDC, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, Council on Dental
Practice, and hospitals in the areas of infectious disease and infection
control. Dr. Molinari also was Chairman of the State of Michigan Governor’s
Risk Reduction and AIDS Policy Commission. Previously, he was the Infection
Control section editor for The Compendium of Continuing Education in
Dentistry, a member of the Editorial Board for The Journal of the American
Dental Association and contributed a monthly column for Dental Economics.
is currently a member of the Michigan Board of Dentistry. In recognition of
his efforts, Dr. Molinari was inducted as an honorary member of the Michigan
Dental Association, the International College of Dentists, the American
College of Dentists, and was a 2009 recipient of the ADA Golden Apple Award.
John W. Rapley, D.D.S., M.S.
John W. Rapley, D.D.S., M.S.
graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in Dec. 1973, and
completed a GPR Residency at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB,
Maryland in July 1975. He practiced General
Dentistry in the United States Air Force (USAF) for five years, and
completed his periodontal residency in 1981 at Wilford Hall USAF Medical
Center, San Antonio, Texas, with an additional Masters of Science degree
from the University of Texas at Houston.
Dr. Rapley practiced
periodontics and also taught in the USAF periodontal residency until his
retirement as a Colonel from the USAF in 1990. He was a USAF Consultant to
the Surgeon General in Periodontics at the time of his retirement. He became
the Director of Graduate Periodontics at UMKC in 1990 and held that position
until 2000. He has been the Chairman of Periodontics at UMKC and Director of
Undergraduate Periodontics since 1998. Dr. Rapley has received 44 teaching
awards while at UMKC given by students, faculty, and administration. He has
published 50 articles and 15 textbook chapters, and given numerous CE
invited presentations outside UMKC in the United States, Europe and India.
Thomas Viola, B.S., R.Ph., C.C.P.
Thomas A. Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P., is a licensed pharmacist
in the states of New York, New Jersey and Florida. Mr. Viola received his
pharmacy degree and specialty training from St. John’s University and has
been in community practice for over 25 years. Mr. Viola actively
participates in state and national pharmacy associations and has served as a
member of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Pharmacists Association
and a member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Council of Chain
Drug Stores. Mr. Viola has been appointed to and has served on several
national committees on pharmacotherapeutics, disease state management,
medication safety and pharmaceutical care. In addition, Mr. Viola is a
certified consultant pharmacist in the state of New Jersey, where he
specializes in the medication therapy management of high-risk pediatric and
geriatric patient populations.
Beyond his daily practice of the profession of pharmacy,
Mr. Viola also serves the professions of dentistry, dental hygiene, and
dental assisting as an educator, professional speaker and published writer
in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia.
As an educator, Mr. Viola is a member of the faculty of
seven dental hygiene and dental assisting programs in two states, including
Harcum College, Manor College, and Montgomery Community College in
Pennsylvania and Burlington County College, Camden County College, Middlesex
County College and Bergen Community College in New Jersey. He has received
awards as outstanding teacher of the year twice over the last several years.
In addition, Mr. Viola is a member of the faculty of the American Dental
Hygienists’ Association’s National Dental Hygiene Board Exam Review and has
presented numerous national board exam review courses for dental hygiene
program graduates. Mr. Viola has also been recognized as a leader in the
presentation and administration of local anesthesia certification programs
for dental hygienists in several states as a result of newly-enacted
As a professional speaker, Mr. Viola has presented
hundreds of continuing education courses to practicing dentists, dental
hygienists and dental assistants. He is recognized nationally and
internationally for his unique ability to correlate pharmacology to the
every day practice of dentistry. His past presentations include the Dr. Peter Fedi Periodontics Lecture at the Midwest Dental Conference, the Liberty
Dental Conference, the Big Apple Dental Meeting, the Fall Continuing
Education Series at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, the Annual
Two Day Symposium of the International Dental Professionals of Switzerland
and numerous national, regional and state dental hygiene association
meetings. In addition, Mr. Viola has been appointed and serves as a
pharmacology expert and consultant to the New Jersey State Board of
As a published writer, Mr. Viola is well known for his
Pharmacology columns in the Academy of General Dentistry’s AGD Impact
magazine and PennWell Publishing’s RDH magazine. In addition,
Mr. Viola has served as a reviewer for several dental pharmacology textbooks
and national board exam review books.