Monica F. Anderson earned her D.D.S. from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1988, and a B.A. in biology from Baylor University in 1984. She sold her solo general practice 2001 to pursue her core passion of community engagement. She is currently on staff with St. David’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides free onsite dental services for social service agencies, local musicians, and disadvantaged students at Title I schools in Central Texas.
Dr. Anderson is also a journalist, motivational speaker, and published author of five books. She has been a freelance writer for DrBicuspid.com since 2008. She has also served as an Associate Editor for Northwest Dentistry. After graduating from dental school, she served on the Minnesota Dental Association’s Peer Review Committee and she was appointed to serve on the Minnesota Department of Health Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee. She has lectured throughout the United States and internationally to civic, corporate, and university groups on topics ranging from The Medical Benefits of Humor to Communication Skills.
She has a exemplary history of community service and has received numerous commendations for her activism, including: Baylor University Alumni Association’s Outstanding Young Alumni award, Fort Worth ISD’s Distinguished Graduate Award, the Texas Legislative Black Caucus’ 2011 Outstanding Community Leader Award, and the Millenium Award for Medicine from Altrusa, International.
She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the National Dental Association.
Robert S. Baratz, M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S.
Robert S. Baratz, M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S., is an internist, dentist, and researcher who resides in Newton, MA. The founder of four companies, he has also served as medical director for two others in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. He has been involved with issues regarding the safety and proper use of drugs and biomaterials since 1980. He has served on the medical and dental faculties of Northwestern and Tufts Universities. He currently serves on the faculty of Boston University School of Medicine, having initially been appointed in 1976. His broad knowledge of interactions of materials and the body has been sought by numerous licensing boards, regulatory agencies, universities, government agencies, insurance companies, and professional associations. He is also an expert in medical database applications and analyses.
Dr. Baratz has worked for more than twenty years in dental and medical practice for private, public, and government entities, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, The Daughters of Charity, and the Harvard Community Health Plan. Currently he is president and medical director of South Shore Health Center in Braintree, MA; president of the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF); a member of the board of scientific advisors of the American Council on Science and Health; president of International Medical Consultation Services, Inc. of Newton, MA; and medical director of Skin Systems, Inc. of Peabody, MA. In 1992, the American Dental Association gave him a Presidential Citation for his work in advancing oral public health. In 1993, he received the City of Newton's first Good Neighbor Award. He has been listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who in Science and Engineering.
Martin J. Davis, D.D.S.
Martin J. Davis received his B.A. from Yale University and both his D.D.S. and the Certificate of Training in Pediatric Dentistry from the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.
Currently, Dr. Davis is associate dean for Student and Alumni Affairs (including admissions, financial aid, academic, personal and career counseling, alumni affairs, and the Annual Appeal), and is chief information officer, at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. He was the division director of Pediatric Dentistry for over 22 years at Columbia.
Dr. Davis is a past-president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a past-president of the American Society of Dentistry for Children and a trustee of the ASDC and the AAPD Education Foundations and of the William J. Gies Foundation of the American Dental Education Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, AAPD, and ASDC, and a past chair of the American Dental Education Association Section for Development, Alumni Affairs, and Public Relations. Dr. Davis has published over 65 articles and textbook chapters and has presented at numerous national and international symposia.
John C. Deverman, D.D.S.
John C. Deverman, D.D.S., has been in private practice for 35 years. He completed his dental training at the University of the Pacific 1973, and later was a clinical instructor at the school from 1996 to 2001. An active member of the ADA, CDA, and Contra Costa Dental Society, Dr. Deverman's practice offers a full range of services, including on-site Cerec restorations. He's an avid musician (and member of the American Harp Society) and gourmand (and member of the International Wine and Food Society).
Kim A. Gowey, D.D.S.
Kim A. Gowey received his D.D.S. degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1977, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class. He received the Psi Omega Scholastic Achievement Award and was elected to membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society. Dr. Gowey has practiced in Medford, WI since 1977.
Dr. Gowey is past president of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (2006), a founding member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 1985, and a founder of the Wisconsin Implant Study Club. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, an Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and received a fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry in 1988. Dr. Gowey has been a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry since 1980, serving as Central District President, editor of AAID News, and chairman of the Admissions and Credentials Board for five years.
Dr. Gowey has been a contributing editor to Dental Study Club, a national continuing education publication. He was an article reviewer for Quintessence International on the topic of implant dentistry. Dr. Gowey has presented lectures at the local, state, national, and international level.
Dr. Gowey has taught at Baylor College of Dentistry in the Continuing Education Department’s "Hands-on Implant Dentistry" program. He was on the faculty of the Howard University School of Dentistry's AAID Maxicourse in Implant Dentistry.
Frank Hsu, D.D.S.
Dr. Frank Hsu has been in practice since 2003. He earned his D.D.S. from Northwestern University in 2000, and his undergraduate degree from Berkeley in 1994. He completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program, a post-doctoral residency at the University of California, San Francisco,
Each year Dr. Hsu enjoys volunteering in "Dentist with a Heart", an ADA sponsored program providing dental care to underprivileged children. Among other services, Dr. Hsu offers general procedures such as cleanings, fillings, crowns, root canals, dentures, bridges, and sealants for children. His practice offers a number of cosmetic procedures, including bleaching, veneers, implants, and orthodontics. Dr. Hsu recently added laser technology to his practice, for soft tissue surgery, crown lengthening, and other procedures.
Ben Johnson, dental student
Ben Johnson is a member of the class of 2010 attending the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University. He graduated from Utah Valley University in 2006 with a B.S. in biology. He is involved with several dental clubs including the Xi Psi Phi, a national dental fraternity, the Dental Practice Management Club, and the Temple Haiti Club, an organization that travels to Haiti once a year to perform charity dental services. He is the sophomore representative for the Temple Oral Surgery Honor Society and was nominated to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national honor society during his freshman year. He has been married for five years and has two boys who keep him on his toes. His hobbies include photography, snowboarding, and web sites, including the ever popular DMDstudent.com blog.
David Landau, D.D.S.
David Landau, D.D.S., graduated cum laude from the University of the Pacific in 1982 and completed his dental training at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1985. He has practiced his entire career in San Diego, working as a solo practitioner for 14 years before forming Complete Dental Health with Dr. Tim Collins in 1999.
Dr. David Landau was honored for his excellence by his peers when he was cited in San Diego Magazine’s 2005 and 2007 Top Doctors issues as one of the "Best Dentists in America".
Dr. David Landau has gone through extensive training to become an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Fewer than 250 dentists in the world have earned this prestigious designation. He is one of San Diego’s most respected cosmetic dentists. Dr. David Landau is a past- president and current board member of the AACD affiliate, the Southwest Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Through his affiliation with the AACD, Dr. David Landau has produced numerous seminars on restorative and cosmetic dentistry for local dentists.
James R. Mattingly, V., D.D.S.
James Mattingly, D.D.S., received his bachelors degree from the University of California at Davis. He then graduated in 1997 with high honors from the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. He has been in private practice in Walnut Creek, CA, for 11 years.
Dr. Mattingly has been inducted into both local and national dental honorary societies for the pursuit of excellence in dentistry. He participates in community outreach and world missionary dentistry. Dr. Mattingly is happily married and the proud father of a beautiful little girl and a boy. Dr. Mattingly is an active member of The American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Contra Costa Dental Society, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, and the Tau Kappa Omega Local Dental Honor Society, and is a Diamond Certified professional.
Edwin T. Parks, D.M.D., M.S.
Dr. Edwin T. Parks is a full professor at Indiana University School of Dentistry. He rejoined the faculty in 1997 after a two-year absence, during which time he had a solo oral medicine practice in Tallahassee FL. After graduating from Centre College Danville, KY in 1977 with a B.S. in both biochemistry and molecular biology, he attended the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry at Lexington and received his D.M.D. in 1981. Until he came to Indiana University School of Dentistry for postgraduate study in 1991, Dr. Parks held positions in Kentucky at Hazard Community College and Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green), and had a solo private practice in general dentistry in Whitesburg.
While pursuing his postgraduate degree, he became the staff dentist for the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center and began his training in forensic odontology. He received his M.S. in Dental Diagnostic Sciences in 1995. Dr. Parks is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Oral Medicine and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He is also a member of the American Dental Education Association, International Association for Dental Research, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Dr. Parks has published multiple book chapters and articles in such journals as JADA, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, Dermatologic Clinics, The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, and the Journal of the Indiana Dental Association. As a speaker, Dr. Parks is in great demand, making presentations around the world covering various oral medicine and radiology topics. Dr. Parks sees radiology, oral medicine, and TMJ/TMD/facial pain patients at Indiana University's Center for Oral Diagnosis and Treatment.
Ines Velez, D.D.S., M.S.
Ines Velez, D.D.S., M.S. is director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Section, Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and a fellow at American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
Dr. Velez has been a practicing oral maxillofacial pathologist for 22 years. A graduate of Colegio Odontologico Colombiano, she received her postgraduate training in oral and maxillofacial pathology from the University of Florida. In addition, Dr. Velez received her master's in education from Universidad De Los Andes, Colombia.
She has contributed to a number of clinical journals, including Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Journal of Endodontics, JADA, Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Today's FDA, and New York State Dental Journal.