Dr. Kevin Muench started private practice in February, 1988, and graduated from Boston College in 1980 with a B.S. Degree in Biology. In 1987, he graduated from New Jersey Dental School with honors and was elected into the Dental Honors Society, OKU. He received the Quintessence Operative Dentistry Award and the Dentsply Fixed Prosthodontics Award.
Dr. Muench completed his General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. In 1993, Dr. Muench received a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and in 2002 received a Masters in the Academy. He is an alumnus of the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL. He teaches 12 residents at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s GPR residency since 2009. He is a visiting faculty at the Pankey Institute.
He is a member of the ADA, NJDA, NJAGD, AGD. He is an active participant of Green Toes Study Club in Milwaukee, Wi, Acorn TMD Study Club in Memphis, TN, and Enrichment in Sanibel, FL. He was elected to the Pankey Advisory Board in 2010.
Dr. Muench resides in his family home in Maplewood with his wife and three sons. His dental practice is in Maplewood.
Dr. Jamison Spencer is a native of Boise Idaho. He is a graduate of Borah High School and attended Brigham Young University for his undergraduate training. Dr. Spencer attended Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry (D.M.D.) degree. He also has completed a Masters program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Craniofacial Pain. Upon graduating from dental school, Dr. Spencer returned to Boise and began practicing with Dr. Edwin Matthes. Dr. Matthes had limited his practice to the treatment of TMJ disorders some 15 years earlier, and acted as a mentor.
Since 1998 Dr. Spencer has been able to accumulate over 1000 hours of continuing education specifically related to craniofacial pain, TMJ disorders and sleep disordered breathing. He has also completed the U.C.L.A. Acupuncture for Physicians training course and is a certified acupuncturist. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and is also a Past President (www.aacfp.org). He also serves on the board of directors of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, is a Diplomate of the Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and a credentialed member of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Spencer teaches head and neck anatomy at Boise State University and teaches courses to dentists and physicians nationally and internationally.
Dr. Cathy Turbyne is founder and President of Turbyne & Associates, an OSHA/Risk Management and Human Resource/Business Management Development Firm. Her 28 years experience in OSHA and the human resource field includes corporate Human Resource and Environmental management, health care and industrial site audits, program and training design, implementation and maintenance of compliance/management programs for those clients. She is also an administrator and examiner for the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners, a former Instructor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA., and Past President and Life Member of the American Dental Hygienists Association. She is an AGD/PACE certified instructor.
Karen Baker, BS, MS, RPh, has been on the dental college faculty at the University of Iowa for 38 years and occupies a unique role in dental practice and education. She is a clinical pharmacist with a Master’s degree in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics and is focused on patient-specific dental drug therapy. She has given well over 1,000 invited programs nationally and internationally and holds memberships in many dental and clinical pharmacology and therapeutics organizations. Her dental education-based pharmacy and drug therapy consultation center is the only one in the United States. She has authored more than 50 articles and abstracts and lectures extensively in pre-doctoral and graduate courses at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Marcos Vargas received his D.D.S. from the Peruvian University School of Dentistry in 1985 and completed a two year advanced education residency in general dentistry at The Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York in 1992. He received his Master of Science degree and certificate in Operative Dentistry from the University of Iowa in 1994. Dr. Vargas is an associate professor in the department of Family Dentistry at the University of Iowa. He has contributed to several texts, is on the Editorial Boards of several journals, publishes extensively and is the Operative Dentistry section editor for Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Vargas lectures nationally and internationally on cosmetic dentistry and is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the International Association for Dental Research. In addition, he maintains a part-time private practice at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in Iowa City, IA.
Sook-Bin Woo DMD FDSRCS (Edin) is Associate Professor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and graduate program director for oral and maxillofacial pathology. She received her oral pathology training in Indiana University and Harvard University, her head and neck pathology training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY, and her oral medicine training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is board-certified in both oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral medicine and is in active practice in both specialties. She is co-director of the Center for Oral Pathology at StrataDx Inc. in Lexington, Massachusetts. Dr. Woo’s interests and focus of her research are mucosal disease, precancerous conditions especially in relationship to HPV and treatment using immunotherapy, and the oral side-effects of biologic agents and targeted therapies. She has published many articles and the second edition of Atlas in Oral Pathology was released in fall 2016. She is a sought-after speaker locally, nationally and internationally. She received the Distinguished Senior Faculty Award from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2012.
Dr. Tieraona Low Dog is a physician, author, and educator. She practiced herbal medicine, midwifery, massage therapy, and martial arts before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She is one of the foremost experts in the United States on the safe and appropriate use of botanical remedies and dietary supplements. She has overseen the evaluation panel for supplement/botanical safety for United States Pharmacopeia, including joint reviews with the Department of Defense, for the past 20 years. Dr. Low Dog has published 54 research articles in medical/science journals, and written 24 chapters for medical textbooks. She has been honored
with many awards from academia, public health, and industry throughout her 40-year career. She has been invited to speak at more than 600 conferences, with her message of healthy nutrition, sensible dietary supplement use,
integrative medicine, compassionate care, and deep ecology. She has authored five books, including four with National Geographic - Fortify Your Life, Healthy at Home, Life is Your Best Medicine, and Guide to Medicinal Herbs. Dr. Low Dog lives on a small ranch in the mountains outside of Santa Fe, NM.
Dr. John Svirsky is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Svirsky has developed a broad background in research, published numerous articles in dental literature, and earned a master’s degree in adult education. He is a sought-after speaker, with an international reputation as an informative and entertaining lecturer.He is an honorary member of the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society, and has received a presidential citation from the American Dental Association for significant contributions to the health of the public and the profession of dentistry. In 2012, he received the William J. Gies Award from the Greater NewYork Dental Meeting for contributions to oral health.The Alumni Association of Virginia Commonwealth University chose Dr. Svirsky to receive the 2013 Outstanding Alumnus Award. In 2015, he received the Distinguished ServiceAward from the Dawson Academy for advancement of the dental profession through research, publication, and education, and has been awarded an honorary membership in the American Academy of Oral Medicine.