2017 Vermont Dental Team Annual Meeting Speaker Biographies
Dr. Bethany Valachi, PT, DPT, MS, CEAS
– is author of the book, Practice Dentistry Pain-Free
, clinical instructor of ergonomics a OHSU School of Dentistry in Portland, OR and is recognized internationally as an expert in dental ergonomics. For over 20 years, Dr. Valachi has helped thousands of dental professionals prevent pain and extend their careers with her relevant, evidence-based dental ergonomic education. She has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed dental journals and offers AGD PACE approved dental ergonomic educational materials on her website at www.posturedontics.com.
Dr. Olya Zahrebelny
graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, Canada, then completed a General Practice Residency, focusing on oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology. She has practiced in both hospital and private practice environments for the past 39 years. She is a former consultant to commercial and government insurance programs. Dr. Zahrebelny has lectured extensively throughout the US and abroad at all the major dental meetings, as well as for state and local societies. She is a former Guest Columnist for Inclusive Magazine, Dental Economics, Dental Equipment and Materials, and Insurance Solutions. Her book, "Accessing Medical Benefits in the Comprehensive and Surgical Dental Practice" has now been in print for 18 years, with yearly revisions, edits, and updates.
Dr. Robert A. Lowe
received his DDS degree, magna cum laude at Loyola University in 1982, has maintained a full-time practice for 30 years, and is a world recognized teacher and clinician. He taught for 10 years at Loyola University School of Dentistry and has received Fellowships in the AGD, ICD, ADI, and ACD.
In 2004, Dr. Lowe received the Gordon Christensen Outstanding Lecturer Award and in 2005 received Diplomate status on the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Lowe has authored numerous scientific articles and has contributed to dental textbooks. He is a consultant for a number of dental manufacturers and a member and clinical evaluator for the Catapult Group. Dentistry Today
consistently names Dr. Lowe to the "Top 100 Clinicians in Dentistry".
Dr. Marvin Leventer
received his dental degree from the University of Maryland in 1990. He then completed a two-year General Practice Residency, and a two-year Dental Anesthesiology Residency at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in New York. He is a Diplomat of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and a fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is also a member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Leventer is committed to providing patients access to dental care without pain or anxiety.
Dr. Leventer started in private practice in 1995. He became a part time clinical instructor in Dental Anesthesiology at the University of Maryland Dental School in 1997 and in 2009 joined the faculty as a full-time Assistant Professor. In addition to teaching and providing anesthesia, he provides general dentistry within the dental school's faculty practice and at The University of Maryland Hospital in the OR. He has lectured for many dental groups on the use of anesthesia in dentistry.
Dr. Daniel G. Pompa
is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Pompa co-established The Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Forest Hills, New York in 1985. After graduating from New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Pompa completed a GPR at Long Island Jewish Hospital, followed by specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Lincoln Hospital, New York Medical College. He has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York University College of Dentistry and the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally and in 2013 became a seminar series speaker/consultant for the American Dental Association. Dr. Pompa is an author, having published in such journals as JADA
and the NYSAGD Journal
as well as Dentistry Today
where he has been listed as a "Leader in Continuing Education." Dr. Pompa is also an inventor, having been issued a US patent for his innovative work in the field of dental implantology.