Rebecca Bockow, DDS, MS

Rebecca Bockow is a board-certified orthodontist and board-certified periodontist, and maintains a private practice limited to orthodontics and periodontics in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington.


Brian Bradley, BKin

Brian Bradley is vice president of brand development and strategic programs with Egoscue, Inc. He has been a Symposium fan favorite for more than a decade.


Steve Carstensen, DDS

Steve Carstensen maintains a private practice dedicated to treating obstructive sleep apnea and snoring in Bellevue, Washington.


Gerard Chiche, DDS

Gerard Chiche is clinical professor at Augusta University, Dental College of Georgia, where he recently completed his 10-year term as director of the Center for Esthetic and Implant Dentistry and Thomas P. Hinman Endowed Professor in Restorative Dentistry.


Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT

Stephen J. Chu is an adjunct clinical professor at New York University College of Dentistry, and maintains a private practice in fixed prosthodontics, esthetics, and implant dentistry in New York City.


David Clark, DDS

David Clark is co-director of Bioclear Learning Centers International, and maintains a private practice in Tacoma, Washington.


Christian Coachman, CDT, DDS

Christian Coachman is the developer of the Digital Smile Design (DSD) concept and director of the DSD Residency Program.


Michael Cohen, DDS, MSD, FACD

Michael Cohen is founder and president of Seattle Study Club.


Leslie S.T. Fang, MD, PhD

Leslie S.T. Fang maintains an active international prac- tice in internal medicine and nephrology, and is a leading teacher at Harvard Medical School.


Drew Ferris, DDS

Drew Ferris maintains a private practice limited to orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics in Santa Barbara, California.


Wael Garine, DDS

Wael Garine maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Jupiter and West Palm Beach, Florida.


Michael Gunson, DDS, MD

Michael Gunson maintains a private practice limited to facial esthetics and reconstruction in Santa Barbara, California.


Parag Kachalia, DDS

Parag Kachalia maintains a private practice with his wife, Dr Charity Duncan, in San Ramon, California.


John C. Kois, DMD, MSD

John C. Kois maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics in Tacoma and Seattle, is an affiliate professor in the Graduate Restorative Program at the University of Washington, and director at the Kois Center, a didactic and clinical teaching program.


Mark Levandovsky, MD

Dr Mark Levandovsky is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He is founder and medical director of Preventative Medicine and Cancer Care, a concierge medical practice in Denver, Colorado, where he specializes in helping patients understand their overall health “portrait,” allowing them to make decisions that prevent illness, ultimately putting them in charge of their own health.


Sonia Leziy, DDS

Sonia Leziy is a certified periodontist who holds fellowships in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCD(C)), the College of Dental Surgeons (FCDS(BC)), and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and memberships in the British Columbia Society of Periodontists, the Canadian and American Academy of Periodontists, and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. She maintains a full-time private practice in a large group practice in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Julie Lythcott-Haims, JD, MFA

Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of the New York Times bestselling book How to Raise An Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (2015), which emerged from Julie’s decade as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen and Real American: A Memoir (2017).



Scott MacLean is the owner of Trimac Dental Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he maintains a strong focus on implant and esthetic dentistry.


David Mugford, DMD

David Mugford maintains a private periodontal practice in Crofton, Maryland, focusing on advanced periodontal and dental implant procedures delivered through comprehensive and interdisciplinary care.


Rick Munaretto, DDS

Rick Munaretto is a full-time endodontist and co-owner of a specialty practice that combines endodontics, periodon- tics, and oral maxillofacial surgery.


P.K. Newby, ScD, MPH, MS

Dr P.K. Newby is a thought leader, science communicator, and food personality who speaks internationally on all things food. Her newest book is Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2018). Other works include Superfoods (National Geographic, 2016) and Foods for Health: Choose and Use the Very Best Foods for Your Family and Our Planet (National Geographic, 2014). She communicates with the public through her blog, Cooking & Eating the PK Way. She was one of the “best undiscovered cooks” on ABC’s The Taste, where she created globally inspired, plant-based cuisine. She holds a doctorate from Harvard and two master’s degrees from Columbia and served on the faculties at Tufts, Boston University, and Harvard, where she was an award-winning educator. In 2012, she started her own company to bring science to today’s critical food and nutrition conversations and global challenges.


John Pierre

John Pierre is a nutrition and fitness consultant who has devoted more than a quarter century to helping and improving the lives of others through his expertise in geriatrics, nutrition, fitness, women’s empowerment, green living, and cognitive retainment and improvement. While sometimes referred to as a “Trainer to the Stars” because he has trained numerous celebrities and Fortune 500 executives, John Pierre is one of the most humble and down-to-earth individuals you will ever meet.


Teri Pipe, PhD

Dr Teri Pipe is Arizona State University’s (ASU) Chief Well-Being Officer. Previously, she served as ASU’s Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Before coming to ASU in 2011, she served as the director of nursing research and innovation at Mayo Clinic Arizona and was an associate professor of nursing at the Mayo Clinic’s College of Medicine. In 2014 she was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow. Dr Pipe earned her PhD in health policy and administration with a minor in gerontology from Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis in gerontology from the University of Arizona, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Iowa.



Platon (Antoniou) is a British portrait and documentary photographer whose trademark style has become as iconic and recognizable as the famous faces he photographs.


Ariel J. Raigrodski, DMD, MS

Ariel Raigrodski is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and maintains a full-time private practice limited to esthetic, restorative, and implant dentistry in Lynnwood, Washington.


Colin Richman, DMD

Colin Richman maintains a private practice limited to periodontics and dental implantology in Roswell, Georgia.


Stephen Rimer, BDS

Stephen Rimer maintains a private practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Boca Raton, Florida and is director of DEAL Study Club which started in 1994 and is one of the oldest Seattle Study Club chapters.


Robert Ritter, DMD

Robert Ritter maintains a private practice in Jupiter, Florida.


Amanda Seay, DDS

Amanda Seay maintains a full-time private practice focusing on comprehensive restorative dentistry in Charleston, South Carolina.


Paresh Shah, DDS, MS

Paresh Shah maintains a private practice with a focus on implant, cosmetic, and interdisciplinary care in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


M. Nader Sharifi, DDS, MS

M. Nader Sharifi maintains a full-time private practice in prosthodontics in Chicago, Illinois.


John Sileo

John Sileo is an award-winning author and leading expert on cyber security, identity theft, and data privacy.


Saray Stancic, MD

Dr Saray Stancic is a board-certified internist and infectious disease specialist who received her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 1993. She completed an internal medicine residency and served an additional year as Chief Medical Resident at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. In response to witnessing the catastrophic HIV epidemic, she became very interested in the field of infectious diseases. She wanted to be part of the solution to the AIDS healthcare crisis, and went on to complete a fellowship in infectious diseases. From 1999 to 2006, she served as Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Hudson Valley Veterans Administration Hospital in New York.


Neil Starr, DDS

Neil Starr enjoys a private practice in prosthodontics in Washington, DC.


Jason Stuart

Jason Stuart is an American actor and comedian with more than 35 years of steady work in film and television and nearly 150 credits on his IMDB page including The Birth of a Nation, Sleepy Hollow, The Closer, House, Kindergarten Cop, and Vegas Vacation. He is the national co-chair of the Screens Actors Guild National LGBT Actors Committee.


Tiziano Testori, MD, DDS, FICD

Tiziano Testori is head of the section of Implant Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation, IRCCS, Galeazzi Institute, Milan, Italy and associate clinical professor, Department of Bio- medical, Surgical and Dental Science, University of Milan.


Istvan Urban, DMD, MD, PhD

Istvan Urban is an assistant professor at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, and maintains a private practice in Budapest.


Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP

Thomas Viola, the founder of Pharmacology Declassified, is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the profession of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker, and published author.


Woody Woodell, DDS

Dr Woody, as he likes to be called, maintains a private practice in Crofton, Maryland.


Jason Wrobel

Jason Wrobel (aka J-Wro) is a global leader in longevity education, functional wellness, and the bestselling author of the Hay House book, Eaternity. As the first ever plant-based chef and wellness expert with a primetime television series, his groundbreaking Cooking Channel show How to Live to 100 taught millions of people how to prepare delicious, organic, healthy meals at home. Jason is a graduate of the Living Light Culinary Institute as well as Byron Katie’s School for the Work. He received his BA in marketing communications and theatre from Columbia College Chicago.


Richard Young, DDS

Richard Young is an assistant professor of general dentistry at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, and maintains a private practice with his wife, Dr Julie-Ann Zerne, focusing on esthetic dentistry.