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Package Plan Speakers/Individual Speakers

This course will be offered as a Zoom Webinar.  Details to follow.

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Brian Mealey, D.D.S., M.S., is a Clinical Professor and former Graduate Program Director in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is a former Director and current Examiner for the American Board of Periodontology. He is also a former Trustee of the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Mealey served 21 years in the United States Air Force, first as a general dentist then as a
periodontist. He has published two textbooks and over 100 articles and abstracts in the scientific literature, with a major focus in periodontal medicine. Dr. Mealey maintains an active clinical practice in periodontics and implant dentistry.


Janis Spiliadis is an international clinician with over 35 years of experience practicing in Switzerland, Greece, Saudi Arabia and the United States. In 2007, Janis obtained her Independent Hygiene Certification allowing her to practice as an independent hygienist in Switzerland ,where she lived for 25 years. Janis has served as a member of the Straumann Hygiene Advisory Board and is a KOL for several dental companies. Janis has presented internationally and in the United States, for organizations such as the International Team of Implantology and the Academy of Osseointegration. She is currently a speaker and hygiene educator for Straumann.  

Ryan Cook DDS MS is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina where he graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California. Upon the completion of dental school, he was trained at the University of Texas Health Science Center- San Antonio in a dual residency program in Periodontics and Prosthodontics. During his residency he completed his Master of Science exploring the topic of Periodontal Phenotype/Biotype and Labial Plate Thickness. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Fellow of the International Team for Implantology. After maintaining a full-time practice in Laguna Niguel, California he entered academia where he is currently the Director of the Advanced Education in Prosthodontics, Director of the Advanced Education in Periodontology and a Stallings Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry.  

Gary DeWood earned his DDS from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 1980, completed the University of Florida Facial Pain Center Curriculum from 1992 through 1995, and, in 2004, earned a master of science degree at The University of Toledo College of Medicine. He left full-time private practice in 2003 to serve as clinical director at The Pankey Institute, a position he held until 2008 when he joined Frank Spear in Seattle as the president of Frank’s education company, The Seattle Institute. As a founding member of Spear Education, formed by the merger of The Scottsdale Center and The Seattle Institute, he relocated to Arizona in 2009 as executive vice president for curriculum and clinical education. Today he serves as executive vice president for Spear Education. He maintains a limited private practice on the Spear campus and teaches for a variety of Spear platforms, He has presented to international audiences in the areas of occlusion, temporo-mandibular disorders, bite splint therapy, restorative dentistry, esthetics, financial management, and practice management. Disclosures: Spear Education