Steve Biagini, DDS
Dr. Steve Biagini is a 1984 graduate of The University of Illinois College of Dentistry. He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry having accumulated over 3000 hours of continuing dental education. In 1986, Dr. Biagini bought a small existing dental practice with only 2 staff members that was producing less than $300K per year. This same practice now produces almost $4 million per year with a staff of 24 – including 7 Hygienists that account for more than 40% of overall production. His practice has been well documented in Dentistry Today and his methods of Hygiene department productivity have been utilized by both small and large dental practices nationwide. Dr. Biagini is passionate about helping doctors and their teams achieve success through system implementation coupled with next-level communication.
Mary K. Hughes, RDH
Mary Hughes began her career as a clinical Dental Hygienist after graduating from the State University of New York with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science. While in practice, she was empowered by her dentist to drive implementation of the office’s Soft-Tissue Management® (STM®) protocols. She quickly became an expert in staff training and effective patient communication coaching methods. In just over 10 short years, and under Mary’s guidance, the office’s daily hygiene production tripled, not just in her operatory, but in the operatories of the colleagues that Mary had coached as well.
In 2006, Mary began applying her skillsets outside of private practice, thus increasing her impact on patient care exponentially. She joined Pro-Dentec and began professionally consulting with dental offices in the North East. Shortly thereafter, Pro-Dentec was acquired by Zila. At the time, a key focus for Zila was ViziLite®, an adjunctive oral abnormalities screening system. Mary began teaching offices how to incorporate adjunctive screening techniques and thus how to increase patient enrollment.
Mary’s territorial success in the North East led to an October 2010 promotion to the role of International Training Manager for Zila, where she worked alongside all 35 North American sales associates in their territories, coaching them, and training dental offices on the successful implementation of STM. Following DenMat’s acquisition of Zila’s assets in February 2014, Mary joined DenMat and currently holds the title of Global Education and Training Manager.
Mary has the unique credential of being certified as a Professional Selling Skills Trainer by Achieve Global® - a prestigious and widely recognized leader in sales, training and personnel development. Simply put – Mary has a proven track record of coaching dental teams to success, and her passion has always been to deliver the highest standard of periodontal care in the general dental office setting.
Azeem Sheikh BS, DDS
Dr. Azeem Sheikh is a respected and sought-after expert on confidence, motivation and personal power within the dental industry. He has lectured both in Canada and the United States about the implementation of Soft Tissue Management, a program designed to provide a non-surgical approach to periodontal therapy. Dr. Sheikh is an energetic keynote speaker, practice management coach and the founder of a highly successful solo practice in Brampton, Ontario.
Dr. Sheikh has practiced general dentistry in the GTA for over 10 years. He has earned his Baccalaureate with Honours in Biological Sciences at the University of Toronto in 1999. He went on to complete his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Western Ontario in 2003. Dr. Sheikh has continually strived to offer his patients the most efficient and comprehensive dental care, a “One Stop Shop” if you will. Dr. Sheikh attributes his practice success to always putting the patient first by offering education and treatment that is catered on a unique individual basis. He retains active membership with the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. He maintains membership to continually update his didactic and clinical skills, with a focus on his passion within dentistry: dental implants.
His office has been featured in SideKick Magazine 2011 and Brampton Guardian Readers Choice for being voted “Brampton’s BEST DENTIST” consistently year after year. Although he has risen to the high levels of success as a dentist and keynote speaker, it’s his down-to-earth personality that endears him to those that come across his path. His message is very simple: Get Your Team Excited and United – and Success will follow.
Stacey Layman, DDS
Dr. Layman is a graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry and currently practices in Arizona, specializing in cosmetic dentistry. In 2014, Dr. Layman recognized that her practice needed a boost in the Hygiene Department and registered her entire staff for a DenMat Soft Tissue Management Level 1 course. Her perspective was forever changed, and she immediately went back to implement the systems and protocols that she had learned. Within one month, she needed to hire a 2nd Hygienist; within three months, the office’s Hygiene production doubled. As a recent STM adopter, Dr. Layman is excited to share her story, inspire your team and share how you too can Bridge the Gap Between STM and Cosmetic Dentistry!
Sara De Nino, RDH, RNCP
Sara De Nino Paone started her career as a dental assistant in 1985. Since 2008, Sara has expanded her impact on patients’ lives through consulting work where she has demonstrated a proven ability to implement systems & protocols and teach effective communication skills.
Jennifer Stutz, RDH
Jennifer (Jen) Stutz graduated from the State University of New York with a degree in dental hygiene in 1994. Jen has a passion for teaching, and has been instrumental in implementing STM systems and protocols into countless offices around North America — both as a podium lecturer and an in-office “dental coach.”
Peter V. Vanstrom, DDS, FAGD, FPFA, PC
Dr. Vanstrom is widely recognized as one of today’s leading authorities on dentistry. In 2002, he achieved the honor of becoming a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2011 he was inducted as a Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Vanstrom has appeared as a dental expert on CNN Weekend House Call and several segments of CNN, CBS, NBC and ABC. He currently serves as a dental consultant for CNN medical as well as a member of the editorial board for WebMD, reviewing articles for publication.
Dr. Vanstrom has published many articles on topics including oral cancer, periodontal care and dental practice management for the general practitioner. He has been an invited speaker at the Academy of General Dentistry, the Hinman Dental Meeting, the Greater New York Dental Meeting, the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the British Dental Association. He is also founder and owner of www.ViralDentalMarketing.com, a website design and internet marketing company for dentists as well as founder and director of The Center for Dental Internet Marketing, the AGD/PACE-approved educational wing of www.ViralDentalMarketing.com.
Dr. Vanstrom has been implementing the concepts of STM® with amazing results for over 20 years in his private practice. Because of this STM® program, his practice is consistently in the top 5% nationally in gross production revenue for a solo practice. He is excited to share with you and your staff the techniques, science, systems and technology that he uses as he looks to help you “AMP UP your Hygiene Program!”
Visit Dr. Vanstroms website at www.artisticdentistryofatlanta.com
Steven Wingfield, DMD, FAGD
Dr. Steven Wingfield, DMD, FAGD specializes in General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry at Buckhead Smile Center in Atlanta, GA. He attended the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry graduating with the title of the Academy of Operative Dentistry’s Student of the Year award and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Wingfield launched his career with the Navy Dental Corps serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded a Navy Commendation Medal and two Navy Achievement Medals. Dr. Wingfield has also severed as Managing Partner and Clinical Director for a large national group dental practice.
Dr. Wingfield has been named by the Consumer Research Council of America as One of America’s Top Dentists from 2005-2014. He served for 4 years as a consultant on the 3M™ ESPE™ Council for Innovative Dentistry and also served on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry. He is an active member of the Hinman Dental Society, North Georgia Dental Society, Georgia Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Georgia Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Wingfield is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Tralongo Management, PC.