2013 - 2014
Dr. Raul Cook earned his dental degree from CES University, Colombia, in 1994. In 1998 he achieved a Master in Public Health in the CES University as well. He completed a 3-year Master Program in Periodontics at Saint Louis University in 2008.Dr. Cook, during his Master program, was a Clinical Instructor for the undergraduate medical-dental students from Southern Illinois University. In 2001, he worked as an Assistant Faculty at the College of Dentistry at University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Cook worked as a general dentist for several years and work with different international health organizations such as World Health Organization developing health programs in Colombia. Dr. Cook is a member of the America Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, America Academy of Periodontology, Broward County Dental Association and Fort Lauderdale study club. Dr. Cook is a director of the Seattle Study Club - Intracoastal Dental Club and offer seminars for dental continuing education, and is a Co-Chair the Department of Implant Dentistry at Broward College.
Dr. Barry Kligerman graduated Colby College (1962-1966), a small New England School with 1,000 students in Waterville, Maine, where he was a Senior Scholar and a member of the Executive Committee of the Student Government. He attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (1966-1970) where he served as Vice President of his class for two years. He became a faculty member of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (1970 - 1972) while maintaining a practice of General Dentistry in the city of Boston. After fulfilling a life long dream of a brief 5-month trip around the world, Dr. Kligerman attended Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine (1972 - 1974). He earned his degree as a Periodontist while completing a simultaneous Masters of Science degree (M.S.), by investigating the Effects of Chemical Agents on Plaque. Dr. Kligerman later published a paper on "The Effects of Chemical Agents on Plaque Accumulation" in the Journal of Periodontology. His responsibilities also included lecturing to the dental students of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Kligerman was an instructor of periodontics at the Dental Continuing Educational Center of Lindsay Hopkins, Miami, Florida (1974 - 1976) and Broward Community College Dental Research Clinic (B.C.C.) Fort Lauderdale, Florida (1976 - 1988). He assumed co-chairmanship of the Department of Implant Dentistry at B.C.C. (1989 - present). Dr. Kligerman is currently Chairman of a Seattle Study Club, the Intracoastal Dental Study Club of Fort Lauderdale.
Dr. Terry Tanaka is a clinical professor at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Department of Graduate Prosthodontics; private practice in prosthodontics in Chula Vista, California. Dr. Tanaka is the founder and director of the "TMD and Restorative Dentistry Study Groups" held at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, since 1982. He has published numerous articles and is widely recognized as a research anatomist and for his teaching of advanced restorative procedures. He is highly sought after as a speaker throughout the world, and is known for his exciting presentations and outstanding clinical skills. His educational videotapes on TM Dysfunction, Anatomy and Implants are used in over 80 medical and dental schools and surgery programs throughout the world. Dr. Tanaka holds Fellowships in the Academy of Dentistry International, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and is a Master, Academy of General Dentistry, and is a Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain. He is a member of the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the American Equilibration Society, among others.
Mr. Daniel J. McNeff is the C.E.O. of Legally Mine. In addition to running his own businesses for the last twenty years, he has served as the Senior Vice President of one of the nation's largest financial services companies for fifteen years. He is a published author, having written one book and many magazine and newspaper articles. He has been married for thirty-three years and has eight children and twelve grandchildren. Mr. McNeff has conducted hundreds of seminars and is responsible for helping thousands of professionals protect their assets and reduce their tax liabilities.
Dr. David Schwab is an internationally known seminar speaker and practice management consultant who works extensively with dental professionals. He has previously served as Director of Marketing for the American Dental Association and as Executive Director of the American College of Prosthodontists. At the present time, he runs his own marketing consulting firm, David Schwab & Associates, Inc. The company provides in-office seminars and other practice management services for fee-for-service dentists in the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Schwab’s practice management and marketing articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Journal of the American Dental Association, Dental Economics, the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, and the Seattle Study Club Journal. He writes a regular column in the Seattle Study Club Journal and he also publishes a quarterly practice management newsletter for periodontists called, “The Personal Report.” Dr. Schwab holds a Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University.
Dr. Diane Stern is a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. She is also the Clinical Professor of Surgery of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. She graduated from Columbia University. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. She is a national and international lecturer. She has also written journal publications and textbook chapters. She is the co-author of “Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology – A Rationale for Diagnosis and Treatment”, which is the winner of the American Medical Writers Award for the best medical book of 2003.
Dr. Robert E. Marx, Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is well known as an educator, researcher, and innovative surgeon. He has pioneered new concepts and treatments for pathologies of the oral and maxillofacial area as well as new techniques in reconstructive surgery. His many prestigious awards, including the Harry S. Archer Award, the William J. Giles Award, the Paul Bert Award, and the Donald B. Osbon Award, attest to his dedication and commitment to the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. His recent textbook “Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: A Rationale for Diagnosis and Treatment” has also won the American Medical Writers Associations Prestigious Book of the year Award and has written the textbook “Platelet Rich Plasma: Dental and Craniofacial Applications.”
Dr. Dennis Tarnow, a graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry, is a specialist in both periodontics and prosthodontics, and former chairman of the college’s Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. Presently, Director of Implant Education at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Tarnow has written over 100 scientific papers and has co-authored or contributed chapters to several textbooks, including “Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry” (which he co-authored with SDNY’s Dr. Stephen Chu). Additionally, he is section editor of two dental journals and on the advisory boards of five others. One of the most sought after speakers at international dental implant symposiums, Dr. Tarnow is the recipient of numerous awards for his many significant contributions to dentistry. He has received the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology and in addition, he has been honored by being named New York University’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year. In recognition of Dr. Tarnow’s exceptional achievements and his dedication to the advancement of dentistry, the New York University College of Dentistry has named its periodontal and implant dentistry postgraduate clinical wing in his honor.
Dr. Ines Velez is the Director and a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. She graduated from the University of Florida with an advanced degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. She also has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals, numerous national and international lectures. She has received several Golden Apple and Professor of the Year Awards.
Dr. Stuart M. Auerbach is the Vice President of Sales in Southeast Florida. Stuart lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida, and manages ADS Florida, LLC on Florida's East Coast. Stuart has been associated with ADS Florida, LLC and Professional Transitions, Inc. since 1994. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, and practiced general dentistry for 18 years. Stuart has been a speaker at study clubs and participated with SFDDA programs.