Women in Dentistry 2016



Networking. Mentoring. Coaching.

The Women in Dentistry conference is an intimate conference experience designed to support and empower women in dentistry through networking, mentoring, and coaching. You’ll be challenged to develop your leadership and professional skills in the beautiful Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah.


Women in Dentistry will feature seven engaging speakers, offering their expertise on topics ranging from leadership to team building.

  • Rella Christensen

    Rella Christensen, RDH, PhD


    Rella Christensen co-founded Clinical Research Associates (CRA Foundation)
    in 1976, and for 27 years directed this
    well-known dental products testing institute.

  • Dr. Gordon Christensen

    Dr. Gordon Christensen


    Dr. Gordon Christensen is the founder and CEO of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC), CEO of Clinician's Report Foundation (CR), and a practicing prosthodontist in Provo, UT.

  • Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays

    Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays


    Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays, a San Diego-based general dentist, was installed as president of the American Dental Association. She was honored in 2010 by the Salvation Army as one of the “Women of Dedication—Portraits in Philanthropy.”

  • Dr. Sheri B. Doniger

    Dr. Sheri B. Doniger


    Sheri B Doniger, served as the 2015 president of the American Association of Women Dentists. She is a leading dental clinician, author, educator, international public speaker and consultant. She enjoys sharing her experiences for motivating solutions on ergonomic and practice management issues with her colleagues.

  • Rene Johnson

    Rene Johnson


    Rene Johnson is an author, certified empowerment coach and inspirational speaker who specializes in helping passionate, purpose- and service-driven entrepreneurs and small-business leaders to take control and achieve their business vision of success while experiencing more peace and joy in their life!

  • Desiree Walker

    Dr. Desirée Walker


    A two-time competitor on NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" and two-time national fitness champion, Dr. Desirée Walker is a general dentist and owner of her start-up practice, Lumber River Dental, in Lumberton, NC. Her story of overcoming almost career-ending physical and personal fears has inspired people around the world.

  • Julie Charlestein

    Julie Charlestein


    Julie Charlestein is a fourth-generation leader at Premier Dental Products Company. Premier develops, manufactures and distributes innovative consumables to the dental professional worldwide. In her role as president of Premier, Julie was voted one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report.


The conference starts at 8 am on April 8 and ends at 1 pm on April 9.

Importance of Partnerships
Rella and Dr. Gordon Christensen

Partnerships provide the capacity to achieve what may not otherwise be achieved. This is as true in marriage as in business. Rella and Gordon discuss how they have achieved their goals by working together.

The Art and Science of Product Research and Evaluation
Rella Christensen, RDH, PhD

Learn how Rella Christensen’s scientific process helps improve the tools and products dentists use to provide better care to their patients.

Conversation with Dr. Summerhays
Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays

Join Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays, president of the ADA, for a lively conversation and Q&A about her journey in the dental industry, the challenges she has faced and things she has learned along the way.

Team Building
Dr. Sheri B. Doniger

Through this lively presentation, the participant will learn some intricacies of women managing a team of women, discussing “team” dynamics rather than “staff” diseases.

Leadership – The Tool to Build a Purpose-Filled Life and Business
Rene Johnson

For individuals, especially women to take the necessary risks to achieve a higher level of success, they MUST improve their ability to stretch out of their “comfort zone” by increasing their ability to tap into their power zones. This WILL make a HUGE impact on their desire to achieve their professional and personal goals that can drive their vision forward!

Feel the Pain, Feel the Fear – Now Embrace It!
Dr. Desirée Walker

Dr. Walker shares her personal journey with physical pain, fear and anxiety, and how it has transformed her from an almost dental school dropout to a featured athlete on "American Ninja Warrior."

Remember Who You Are – Know Who You Want to Be
Julie Charlestein

How a reality star, a fashion designer, an actress, and a grandfather shaped a journey. What is yours?

The Canyons Resort

Canyons Village accommodates everyone's off-mountain interests, from world-class dining, ample shopping, several live music and performing arts venues to the annual Sundance Film Festival and a vibrant bar and nightclub scene.

Click here to reserve your room now at the special conference rate.

The Canyons Resort

Traveling to The Canyons Resort

The closest airport to the Canyons Resort is the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Here are two shuttle services that will take you to the Canyons Resort:

All Resort Express*
*Conference discount available when you use the link above.
Use group name: DrBicuspid 2016 and group number: 11038 to book.

Canyon Transportation

The Red Pine Lodge

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we board the Red Pine Gondola for a fantastic dinner and live music at the Red Pine Lodge, located mid-mountain at 8,000 feet of the Canyons Resort. Exquisite food and views and time to meet new friends will be the perfect way to unwind from the first day of the Women in Dentistry conference.

CE Credit for Attendees

The Women in Dentistry Conference will offer 9 hours of continuing education credit for attendees. Meet new friends while meeting your CE requirements all in the beautiful setting of the Canyons Resort nestled in the picturesque mountains of Utah.


This continuing dental education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through DrBicuspid.com, a division of IMV Publishing. IMV is a CERP Recognized Provider.


If you have any questions or need assistance, please send an e-mail to: support@drbicuspid.com or call 1-520-298-1000 x148.