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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.

 

Lawrence A. Dobrin, DMD, DABFO

Dr. Lawrence A. Dobrin is the Chief Forensic Dentist for the five boroughs of New York City, Office of Chief Medical Examiner NYC. He is also a forensic dental consultant to the Regional Medical Examiner of the State of New Jersey, a forensic dental consultant for the Union County Medical Examiner in New Jersey, and the County of Rockland, New York, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's forensic dentist. Dr. Dobrin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology. Dr. Dobrin is currently an Associate Professor at Rutger's School of Dental Medicine New Jersey, Department of Pediatric Dentistry.. Dr. Dobrin is the Director of Dental Operations on the Medical Examiner Special Operations Response Team for the City of New York.

Dr. Dobrin is also a member of the Federal Governments' Disaster Mortuary Response Team-Region 2, and the Forensic Dental Chief of the Regional Mass Fatality Response System. He has been involved in the identification of victims of disaster events since 1990, including both World Trade Center Disasters, flights US Air 405 and American Airlines 587, deployed to the Katrina Hurricane 2005, the Hudson Air Collision 2008, the Bronx Bus Disaster 2011, Hurricane Sandy 2012, NYC-Metro Train Disaster 2013, the NYC Manhattan Gas Explosion 2014, as well as many other daily incidents throughout the NJ/NY /PA region. Dr. Dobrin maintains a private dental practice in Roselle Park, New Jersey for the past 36 years and is a life member of the Union County Dental Society, NJDA . ADA .

 

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.