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Virginia Lopez, RDH, BS

Virginia has over 25 years of experience in the dental profession as a chair-side dental assistant, registered dental hygienist, adjunct didactic dental assistant instructor, continuing education program developer, and administrator of professional seminars. She has been a speaker of various continuing education courses for over 15 years and a practicing dental hygienist for over 20 years. Virginia is an active member of the OSAP organization; therefore she keeps current on all infection control guidelines and recommendations. Her subtle sense of humor and friendly disposition keeps her audiences comfortable and entertained.

 

Hillel D. Ephros, DMD, MD

Dr. Ephros was certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1988 and served as an examiner for the Board from 2003-2009. For the last twenty years, he has been Chairman of the Department of Dentistry & Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, where he also directs the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program and serves as Medical Director of the Regional Craniofacial Center at the Children's Hospital of St. Joseph's. He has faculty appointments at New York Medical College, Columbia University and Rutgers and has published in the scientific literature, authored textbook chapters and received awards for teaching. He is also a member of the oral cancer work-group of the NJ Governor's task force on the prevention and control of cancer and chairs the Oral Cancer Consortium.

 

Lance E. Kisby, DMD

Dr. Kisby is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After he completed his Residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Floating Hospital at New England Medical Center in Boston, Dr. Kisby was Chief of Pediatric Dentistry and Assistant Director of Dentistry at R.I. Hospital in Providence. He then went on to spend 17 years in private practice in Massachusetts until accepting the position of Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, CT. Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry since 1983, a former Contributing editor to the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as well as Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Kisby had previously created two pediatric Dental Residencies, one in Danville, Pa and a second in Wilmington, De, and was Program director of both programs. Dr. Kisby is a Clinical Instructor in Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Associate Clinical Instructor at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. Dr. Kisby brings over 35 years of clinical and teaching experience to bring new and exciting techniques and insights to those who treat children.

 

Patrick Quaranta, DMD, MS, FACD, FICD

Dr. Quaranta has been a practicing dentist for over 35 years. His post-doctoral training was in Oral Medicine and in Psychology. He was a full time faculty member in the department of Diagnostic Sciences-Oral Medicine Division at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine where he taught many and varied dental continuing education courses at Rutgers before retiring and going back to private practice. Dr. Quaranta currently works in private practice doing Oral Medicine, Oro-facial pain/TMD and treatment planning for medically complex patients. He is a national and international presenter of various continuing education courses. Throughout his career Dr. Quaranta has received various teaching awards. In 2001 he was inducted into the Master Educator Guild and designated a Master Educator. In 2002, he was accepted as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists. Dr. Quaranta has been involved in research, community and university service, and he has also authored publications.

 

Mahnaz Fatahzadeh, BSC, DMD, MSD, Dip. ABOM

Dr. Fatahzadeh obtained her BSC and DMD degrees as well as her GPR certificate from the University of British Columbia in Canada where she practiced general dentistry for a number of years. She completed her Oral Medicine fellowship and MSD degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (currently Rutgers School of Dental Medicine). She currently holds a faculty appointment as a Professor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She has a special interest in evaluation and management of orofacial soft tissue disorders and has been involved with lecturing and publication in this area.

 

Dale R. Rosenbach, DMD, MS

Dr. Dale Rosenbach received his undergraduate degree in biology from Yeshiva University and his dental degree from New Jersey Dental School. After completing a one year general practice residency at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, he worked in private practice for a year. Following this, he attended Columbia University for his postdoctoral training in periodontics and implant dentistry, completing a master's degree focusing on the effects of abutment dis/reconnection on initial peri- implant bone loss. Dr. Rosenbach is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is currently a clinical instructor in periodontics and implant dentistry and course director of the periodontics & implant dentistry series at the GPR at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He has authored articles that have been published in Dental Products Report, Dentaltown Magazine and Dentistry Today. He also serves as the head of project for Wiki Project Dentistry on Wikipedia.

Dr. Rosenbach is an internationally-recognized lecturer on topics related to periodontics, implant dentistry and adjunctive surgical procedures. He has been invited to speak for component CE groups of the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and British Columbia Dental Association, as well as private CE organizations from coast to coast. He has been featured in the Greater New York Dental meetings and at the World's Fair of Dentistry. Dr. Rosenbach maintains a practice limited to periodontics and surgical implantology in New York City.