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Speakers

Welcome to the Virginia Dental Association’s Speaker Directory! We hope that this resource will be useful to you and we thank you for visiting.

Planners: Please feel free to utilize this resource when planning your upcoming events and meetings. This list is searchable by speaker name or topic and we will continue to add to this list, making it as comprehensive as possible.

Speakers: If you are interested in having your information included in our directory, create a NON-Member account on our website and select "Create A Speaker Listing" from the user menu.

Past VDA Event Speakers: If you HAVE presented at a VDA event within the past 2 years you will received a speaker listing for FREE. The posting will expire after 2 YEARS.

NON Past VDA Event Speakers: If you have NOT presented at a VDA event within the past 2 years the cost of your listing will be $300 per year.

SPEAKER LISTINGS WILL NOT POST WHEN YOU CLICK SUBMIT. Once you have submitted your speaker listing, a VDA staff person will review/approve it within 2-3 business days. You will receive a confirmation email from our staff when the posting is available.

Questions? Contact Carter Lyons at lyons@vadental.org

Category
Business, Dental Law
Topics of interest to
Dentists

Dr. Gary Ackerman consults with health care professionals nationwide on taxation, real estate, exit strategy and retirement planning issues. He earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 1981. Dr.

Topics of interest to
Dentists

Dr. Tanya Brown brings unique experience to dental teams & dental practices because she has worked in every area of a dental practice from chair side dental assistant to practice administrator to owner dentist to Consultant and Speaker.

Category
Business
Topics of interest to
Dentists, Students

Darrell received his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1977 and Masters of Public Accountancy in 1978 both from Baylor University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and an Investment Advisor Representative.

Topics of interest to
Dentists, Hygienists, Office Staff

Timothy Donley DDS MSD is currently in the private practice of Periodontics and Implantology in Bowling Green, KY. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University School of Dentistry and completing a general practice residency, he practiced general dentistry.

Category
Business
Topics of interest to
Dentists, Office Staff, Students

With over 20 years of healthcare experience, Teresa addresses topics such as Insurance Coding, Office Manager Training and Revenue Growth and Protection. She is a Fellow and Educator for the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and the American Association of Dental Office Managers.

Mel graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry with his DDS degree in 1973 and returned for his formal training in dental anesthesiology from 1975-1976.

Category
Business
Topics of interest to
Dental Assistants, Dentists, Students

Sarah Bedard Holland is the executive director for the Virginia Oral Health Coalition (VaOHC). VaOHC was formed, with involvement from the VDA and other stakeholders, to transform the way Virginia thinks about and manages oral health care.

Topics of interest to
Anyone, Dental Assistants, Dentists, Students

Douglas L. Lambert, D.D.S., F.A.C.D, F.A.S.D.A., F.A.S.D., A.B.A.D. graduated from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management in 1980 and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1984, where he received the Outstanding Senior Student Award and the Quintessence Award.

Topics of interest to
Dental Assistants, Dentists, Students

Dr. Ed Swift is Professor and Chair of the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Swift is actively involved in dental materials research, particularly in the area of dentin bonding and other aspects of adhesive and esthetic dentistry.

Topics of interest to
Anyone

Dr Wallace is the inventor and founder of The Larell One Step Denture. This is a unique process to make dentures in one fifth the time at one half the cost, making dentures accessible to those without access or who cannot afford conventional dentures