SPEAKERS

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Dr. Robert Peskin Dr. Robert M. Peskin graduated from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine in 1977. He subsequently completed General Practice and Dental Anesthesiology Residencies at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Since 1983, he has maintained a private dental anesthesiology practice devoted primarily to the management of the anxious, apprehensive and special needs patient in Garden City, New York. In addition, he provides in-office anesthesia for other dentists throughout the Greater New York metropolitan area.
In July, 2011, Dr. Peskin was named Director of the Dental Anesthesiology Residency Program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center located in Brooklyn, New York. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Hospital Dentistry at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, and an Assistant Attending in the Department of Dental Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and a Fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentists, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

 
 
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Mark V. Franco has a broad-based practice involving employment law, civil rights and municipal liability, professional liability, transportation, commercial litigation, property and casualty, subrogation, and alternative dispute resolution. He has substantial trial experience in state and federal courts in Maine and New Hampshire.

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Leslie S.T. Fang, MD PhD did his medical training at Harvard Medical School and his residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was Chief Resident.  A clinician and teacher, he has an international concierge practice in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.  He is a highly acclaimed teacher with 7 teaching awards from Harvard Medical School and 9 teaching awards from the Massachusetts General Hospital and is a highly sought-after speaker in both Medicine and Dentistry.  He is the former Firm Chief of the Walter Bauer Firm in the Department of Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  He is the recipient of the John R. Gallagher III and Katherine a. Gallagher Chair in Clinical Excellence. 

 

He is highly involved in Harvard Medical School education and was the Course Director for both the third- and the fourth-year clerkship in Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and was on the Faculty Council of Harvard Medical School for 14 years.  He was the Chairman of the Internship Selection Committee at the Massachusetts General Hospital for 23 years.

 

He has established the unique position of being an interdisciplinary bridge between Medicine and Dentistry and is a highly valued member of DOCS, LVI, Channel3 and Seattle Study Club.

 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, he has hosted 24 Webinars on COVID and its implications and has reached 34,488 unique registrants globally.

 
 
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Dr. Leonard Hess is co-clinical director at the Dawson Academy, joining the facullty in 2009. He ownes Union County Center for Comprehensive Dentistry in Charlotte, NC, and he practices full time in addition to teaching continuing education courses. He is a member of the editorial board for Inside Dentistry and has had more than 17 articles published in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the American Acadeny of Restorative Dentistry, the American Adademy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, american Equilibration Society, and NOrth Carolina Dental Society. Dr. Hess began teaching continuing education courses in 2005, and the topics include occlusion, smile design, treatment planning, preparation design, and practice integration of complete dentistry. Dr. Hess has also taught courses in Japan, Germany, Poland, China, and Canada.

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Michael S. Malloy, Esq., is a business lawyer devoted to serving the individuals and organizations working to build a better Maine. In 2016, after several years practicing at medium-sized firms, where he represented some of Maine’s largest private employers and municipalities, Michael launched The Malloy Firm as an independent practice based in Lewiston-Auburn, with a statewide reach. Michael’s practice includes the areas of commercial transactions; mergers and acquisitions; and employer compliance. He represents a number of lenders and small business owners, and also serves as general counsel to one of Maine’s largest municipalities. Michael is the president of the Androscoggin County Bar Association and has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in the area of business law since 2015. Michael is an honors graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont and Suffolk University Law School. He has studied at the Université de Paris -III, Sorbonne Nouvelle and the Institut Catholique in Paris, France, and received NCAA All-America honors in swimming.

 
 
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Robert Westhoven is vice president of commercial banking for Androscoggin Bank. He is a dental practice finance expert, with nearly a decade of specialty (medical/dental) lending experience included in his twenty-plus-year career as a Maine banking professional. Rob joined the Androscoggin Bank team in 2017 and helped establish the bank’s Professional Services Program. Founded in 1870, Androscoggin Bank has been serving the Maine business community for more than 150 years. Rob and his team of seasoned professionals combine industry expertise, innovative products, and local decision making in their work for Maine dental professionals.

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Michael C. Royer, MST, CPA, is the president and managing partner of Berry Talbot Royer. He has over 25 years of accounting experience working at the international accounting firm Arthur Anderson and Co., a "Big 8" accounting firm, as well as at Reliant Energy, a Fortune 500 company, based in Houston, Texas. Currently, he leads the corporate and individual tax and accounting team at Berry Talbot Royer. Michael is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Society of Tax Professionals. He has served on several nonprofit boards and business advisory boards. Michael earned his B.S. degree in business administration from Stephen F. Austin State University and a master of science degree in taxation from Bentley College.

 
 
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Stacey Singleton has been in the dental field for the past 25 years. She is a certified and expanded function Dental assistant in Maine and New Hampshire. She also holds her business administration degree and is the practice administrator for Harborside Dental and York County Pediatric Dentistry in Wells. Stacey has been certified by the National Oral & Maxillofacial Anesthesia Board and is an active member with American Association of Dental Office Management, where she earned her fellowship. She is currently the Southern Maine AADOM Chapter president. She is an adjunct professor at a local community college and enjoys teaching dental programs, as well as volunteering within the dental and school communities.

 
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Dr. Heather Keeling is the president of the Maine Dental Association Board of Directors. She practices in Portland and was born and raised in Saco. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine with a master’s degree in oral health science and earned her DDS degree from Dalhousie University Dental School in Nova Scotia. She was president of the Dalhousie Dentistry Students Society and was eastern regional councilor of the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Association. She has also served as vice president of the Greater Portland Dental Society and as vice president and president-elect of the MDA Board of Directors.

 
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Amanda Willette is a graduate of the University of Maine at Augusta’s dental assisting program and is a Dental Assisting National Board-certified dental assistant and expanded functions dental assistant. She also holds a master’s degree in adult and higher education. She is the owner of Beyond Compliance, a dental consulting and training business that provides dental practices with guidance for managing regulatory compliance and provides staff training services. She has nearly 20 years of experience working in the dental field in a variety of settings, including in general dentistry, community health, and in education. Most recently, she served as the dental assisting program coordinator and an associate professor of dental health at UMA. Prior to that role, she served as the dental health programs clinical and laboratory coordinator at UMA, where she gained significant experience in understanding regulatory compliance and drafting clinical policies related to infection control and clinical safety.

 
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Dr. Dawn Bearor possesses a master’s and doctorate degree in higher education from the University of Maine and is a dental hygiene graduate of Westbrook College. A Maine-registered dental hygienist, she holds additional permits to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation. She has an extensive history teaching dental hygiene and dental assisting students on the University of Maine at Augusta’s Bangor Campus as a professor of dental health. She has taught numerous clinical, laboratory, and lecture courses. Additionally, she has served in the capacity of UMA’s dental health programs coordinator and has worked in private practice and community dentistry settings, and as an affiliate corporate trainer for the Atlantic Leadership Institute.

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