Vermont Dental Conference - Speakers

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Vermont Dental Conference Speaker Biographies

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Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC Presenters:
Shireen Hart is a shareholder and health law attorney with Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC, where for more than 20 years she has been providing regular counsel to dentists, dental practices, and other health care providers and entities on a broad range of federal and state compliance matters. She frequently appears before the Vermont and New Hampshire professional licensure boards representing individual providers who are the subject licensing investigations.

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John Wallace is a health care regulatory attorney with Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC. For more than 20 years John has helped healthcare providers navigate complex regulatory and compliance issues. John’s experience includes serving as in-house counsel, general counsel, and chief compliance officer for health care entities.  His extensive knowledge of health law and health care delivery and payment has allowed John to be an effective advocate for providers in federal and state litigation, legislation, administrative rulemaking, and other regulatory matters. John has been a frequent speaker on the development of compliance programs to support organizations’ mission, values, and goals.  

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Marc Geissberger, DDS, MA, CPT

Dr. Marc Geissberger attended the University of Pacific, School of Dentistry, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1991, and in 1994 he earned a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of the Pacific School of Education.

He has practiced in Marin, CA since 1991. He is Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Dept. of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry and served as Chair of the Dept. of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry for 17 years.

Dr. Geissberger teaches many continuing education courses and sits on the board of Catapult Education. He has co-authored and published numerous scientific papers and a textbook.

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Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH, MBA

Mary Govoni is an internationally recognized speaker, author and consultant on clinical efficiency, ergonomics, OSHA & HIPAA compliance, and team communication.

Mary is past president and life member of the American Dental Assistants Association, a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, a member of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention, the Academy of Dental Management Consultants and the Speaking and Consulting Network, and the National Speakers Association.

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Jo-Anne Jones, RDH

As a successful entrepreneur and international, award winning speaker, Jo-Anne brings life, energy, and inspiration to all her presentations.  The veteran dental hygienist turned educator has a no-nonsense approach and dynamic speaking style that has made her one of North America's most sought-after lecturers in the dental community.  She has been selected as one DPR's Top 25 Women in Dentistry and joins the 2021 Dentistry Today CE Leaders for the 11th consecutive year. 

Jo-Anne is a Key Opinion Leader for a number of leading corporations within the dental community.  She offers a frank and open lecture style, a focus on audience engagement complemented by the provision of educational and clinical resources has earned Jo-Anne many loyal followers both nationally and internationally.  

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Anne Koch, DMD

Dr. Anne L. Koch received both her DMD and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the founder and past Director of the Postdoctoral Program in Endodontics and Microsurgery at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and is also the founder and past CEO of Real-World Endo. 

Dr. Koch is the holder of multiple patents and maintains a faculty position at Penn (Department of Endodontics) as well as serving as a member of the Board of Advisors for the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She is also a Board Member for the Center for Innovation and Precision Dentistry at Penn. Dr. Koch maintains an adjunct faculty position at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she has co-endowed the Diversity and Inclusion Program.

The author of more than 150 articles in her specialty field, Dr. Koch has presented more than one thousand lectures worldwide. 

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Samuel Low, DDS, MS, M.Ed

Dr. Low is Professor Emeritus, of the University of Florida, College of Dentistry; Associate faculty member of the Pankey Institute with 30 years of private practice experience in periodontics, lasers and implant placement. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and past President of the American Academy of Periodontology. He is a current Board of Director of the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Low provides dentists and 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 and past ADA Trustee.

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Thomas Viola, R.Ph, CCP, CDE, CPMP

Dr. Viola is the founder of “Pharmacology Declassified, is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the profession of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker and published author. Tom is a member of the faculty of ten dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year.

He has presented hundreds of continuing education courses to dental professionals, nationally and internationally, in the areas of pharmacology and local anesthesia and is well known for his regular contributions to several dental professional journals. Through is informative, humorous, and engaging seminars and webinars, Tom has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.

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Marcus Monroe

Entertainment at the Thursday event 5:00-6:00pm. 

Marcus Monroe is a New York City based award winning comedian and juggler.  His show is a high-energy blend of innovative juggling with in-your-face comedic banter riddled with awkwardness.  This makes him one of the most sought-after variety performers.  Not only is Marcus giving comedy juggling a much-needed makeover, but Marcus is taking a strong lead in the new generation of variety performers.  He is the recipient of the prestigious Andy Kaufman Award given once a year to a performer who exhibits an original and creative performance with the spirit and execution of Kaufman.  Marcus has recently appeared on The Late Show, HBO, MTV, and ABC.