Speakers & Courses

FACD’s Annual Scientific Session & Trade Show is known as the best state cosmetic dentistry meeting in the country. 

Thursday - August 9, 2018

Rick Ferguson, DMD

Dr. Ferguson has been involved in teaching implant dentistry for the last 20 years and has lectured in every major city in the United States as well as internationally in Saudi Arabia, UK,  India, Argentina, Taiwan, South Korea, Jamaica, Antigua, China and the Bahamas. These lecture topics have included treatment planning, case selection, simple and complex surgical placement and restoration, advanced bone grafting and bone graft materials, use of Computed Tomography and surgical guides, hygienic maintenance, management of complications and failures. Dr. Ferguson has placed and restored over 5000 dental implants and maintains a private practice with his wife Dr. Katherine Ferguson in Davie, FL emphasizing dental implants and where they also teach a live surgery course.  Dr. Ferguson has been instrumental in implementing implant training programs and hands on bone grafting courses which have been attended by thousands of dentists.


Friday - August 10, 2018

Dr. Michael Tischler, DDS

Dr Michael Tischler is the Implant Editor for Dentistry Today Magazine. He maintains a private practice in Woodstock, NY and is the Implant director and owner of Tischler Dental Laboratory as well as the founder of the Teeth Tomorrow Franchise Network. Michael has over 40 articles published on implant dentistry and bone grafting, and has lectured extensively in the US and Canada including his in-office live surgical course on the Prettau Zirconia Implant Bridge. Dr Tischler is of Faculty for the AAID Maxi Course at Rutgers University. Dr Tischler is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry. A Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, A Fellow and Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, A Fellow of the Academy Of General Dentistry, and a Fellow of The Misch International Implant Institute. He can be reached at mt@tischlerdental.com


Brad Newman

He is a leader in marketing and business development for Dental Offices.  His experience and wisdom has been the result of entrepreneurial endeavors since he was a kid.  Brad understands marketing for Dental Offices and brings an extraordinary amount of energy, passion and creativity to the table. He understands the importance of oral-health and is thrilled to be a leader in this important space.  Helping people find a great dentist and receive quality Dental care is the driving force behind Dentainment. Brad has never had a resume and created his first business at 14 years old.  This was called B&B Car Wash and was launched with his best childhood friend.  Brad was in charge of marketing and getting new cars to wash in the neighborhood.  Since then, Brad has created a number of successful ventures across multiple platforms.  These include summer hockey camps, consumer products, and a variety of Internet properties that he has built or sold.  Generating "buzz" and innovative marketing were the key to all of these ventures' success. Brad is a huge hockey fan and has played since he was four years old.  He played college Hockey at Bowling Green State University and is still actively involved in the sport. Brad is looking forward to meeting everyone in Florida!  If you have any questions or topics you'd like to be covered in detail, please let us know.  Make sure to bring a pen and paper!  :)   

Saturday - August 11, 2018

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani, DDS, MSD

Dr.  Mitrani received his DDS degree from the Unitec University of México City; he then obtained a certificate in Prosthodontics as well as a Master of Science in Dentistry from the University of Washington, where he served as the Graduate Prosthodontics program’s assistant director during the year of 2001. He currently holds academic affiliations at the University of Washington, and is a resident faculty at SPEAR Education in Scottsdale Arizona He is a member of several organizations including: American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the International College of Dentist. He also serves as a member on the editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. (JERD), The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (JCD) and Compendium. Dr. Mitrani has authored numerous scientific publications and chapters in text books in the fields of Implant Prosthodontics and Aesthetic dentistry, and has given more than 450 lectures in over 28 countries around the globe, he is the clinical director of Grupo Dental Bosques, a facility limited to Prosthodontics, Implants and Aesthetic dentistry in Mexico.


Tijah Hunter

Tijah Hunter has more than 34 years of clinical chairside experience. Tija was most recently named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report Magazine. She is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) where she holds the honor or Master and sits on three national counsels. She is an Illinois Dental Assistants Association Vice President and member of AADOM. Tija is also a member of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and was recently credentialed a s a Certified Dental Implant Auxilary. Tija is an editorial board member for Dental Products Report, Dental Assisting Digest and Dental Economics Magazines. Tija most recently was named Editorial Content Board member for DPR's newest publication; Modern Dental Assistant. She is founder of the Dental Assistants Study Club of St. Louis and St. Louis Dental Office Managers Study Club.She is the director of the Dental Careers Institute with five locations in the United States. Tija is also the author of four CE study courses. She is a national speaker and is a certified trainer in nitrous oxide in the state of Missouri, Tennessee and Illinois.Tija has presented at numerous AADOM Chapter meetings & study clubs; Illinois Dental Association Meetings; Yankee Dental Congress; Star of the South Dental Meeting and the Patterson Dental/Ivoclar 3D Summit.