Meet Your Instructors
Dr. Paul Goodman is a practicing general dentist and the managing partner of a group practice with two locations along with his brother, Jeffrey, in Mercer County, NJ. Over the past ten years, Dr. Goodman has acquired three dental practices and has transformed his father’s general practice into a dental group that employs multiple general dentists, specialists, and over twenty team members in two locations.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2002, Dr. Goodman pursued additional training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. During his general practice residency and hospital fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Dr. Goodman had the fortunate opportunity to learn how to place and restore dental implants. Dr. Paul Goodman is also known as Dr. Nacho. Founder of the Dental Nachos Facebook group dedicated to helping dentists and teams increase their success, happiness and most of all, have more fun dentisting.
Dr. Goodman lives in Center City, Philadelphia with his wife, Mary, and their two daughters, Daphne & Drew. They love all Philadelphia has to offer, especially the fantastic restaurant scene. Visit www.peningtondentalcenter.com or www.dentalnachos.com to learn more.
Dr. Lewis Chen
Dr. Lewis Chen is born and bred in New York. He hails from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and currently practices as a general dentist primarily in Fort Lee, NJ and serves as a managing partner at two other dental practices. After graduation, he completed two years of GPR at Bronx VA, an affiliate of Mount Sinai, where he focused on expanding the breadth of his clinical skills in full-mouth rehabilitations, cosmetics, and implants.
His drive stems from his desire to inspire others to “ready, fire, aim”. He hopes to achieve this through speaking, lecturing, and giving back to the community. Now, he spends his time both in NJ and NY for work and because of his infatuation with the “city that never sleeps.”
Dr. Marcus Cowan
Marcus Cowan is a general dentist from Lithonia, GA. He attended dental school at the Dental College of GA (formerly known as the Medical College of GA) in Augusta, GA. After dental school, Dr. Cowan completed a 2 year GPR at the same institution. The GPR program taught comprehensive dentistry, with an emphasis on surgical, implant, & sedation dentistry.
Dr. Cowan has been published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry & has attained his fellowship in the International College of Oral Implantologists. He currently practices in Athens, GA.
Starting out as an assistant in California, Kiera found her niche and knew she connected well with patients, doctors and staff. With this knowledge, Kiera advanced her career to working front office, followed by working at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine for three years, then helping a Midwestern University graduate start her own practices straight out of dental school taking the office from $500K to $2.4 million and opening her second location, to finally starting her own consulting company which now, combined with the Dental Success Institute, serving over 180 office globally. Kiera is passionate about teams and how they can help doctors reach their highest heights! As a consultant and coach, Kiera doesn’t take the approach to enter an office, tell you what to do and then leave. Instead, she invests herself into every practice, every doctor, and every employee getting to know them personally to deliver the results that are paramount for your success.
Dr. Todd Fleischman
Dr. Todd Fleischman received his undergraduate education from NYU with a degree in psychology followed by his doctoral dental degree at Temple University. He completed a post-graduate AEGD residency program with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Fleischman is an advocate for continuing education and has studied numerous dental curriculums including SPEAR Education in Scottsdale, Arizona and the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington. Since September of 2010 he has run a fee-for-service, general dental practice in the Rittenhouse Square area of Center City Philadelphia focusing on comprehensive and cosmetic care.
For more info on Dr. Todd Fleischman and his practice, visit www.centercityphillydentist.com
Dr. Brett E. Gilbert
Dr. Brett E. Gilbert graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in 2001 and completed his postgraduate training in Endodontics from the University of Maryland Dental School in 2003. He is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Illinois-Chicago, College of Dentistry and on staff at Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. He is a past-president of the Illinois Association of Endodontists.
Dr. Gilbert is board certified, a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He was named a top ten young dental educator in America by the Seattle Study Club in 2017. In 2019 he was named to Academic Keys Who’s Who in Dentistry Higher Education (WWDHE). In 2019, he founded an endodontic specialty program at the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Clinic to provide endodontic services to those in need.
Dr. Gilbert lectures nationally and internationally on clinical endodontics. He is the founder and creator of Access Endo: Coaching, Collaboration, Community – a global online education platform for dentists (www.accessendoglobal,com). Dr. Gilbert has a full-time private practice limited to Endodontics in Niles, Illinois. Dr. Gilbert lives in the Chicago area and is married with two children.
Dr. Fadi Hasan
Dr. Hasan is a specialist in the field of Advanced Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery. He received his Bachelors of Dental Surgery from University of Baghdad in 2007 and his DDS from the University of Colorado in Denver in 2011.
Dr. Hasan completed his Periodontics Residency at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a Masters of Science in Dentistry. He then achieved Board certification from the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Hasan has been published in peer-reviewed papers on the field of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) and in Journal of Implant dentistry with regards to Osseodensification. He currently holds a position as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the VCU Dental School, Department of Periodontics and also maintains a private practice in VA and DC.
Dr. Hasan is a member of American Academy of Periodontology, VA Society of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration(AO) and Spear Education.
Dr. Dmitriy Ivanov
Dr. Ivanov is a specialist in Periodontics with a focus on the treatment of periodontal disease, hard and soft tissue augmentation and dental implantology. He received extensive training in all aspects of Periodontics, providing patients with ability to maintain a healthy and aesthetic smile. He is also trained in moderate IV Sedation, helping the most anxious patients to receive excellent periodontal care.
Dr. Ivanov received his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from UC Santa Barbara, graduating with Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors). He was awarded a D.D.S. degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry and continued his post-doctoral education in Advanced Periodontics and Implant Dentistry residency at the Veterans Hospital of West Los Angeles/UCLA Medical Center. His residency had a great emphasis on medically compromised patients, full-mouth rehabilitation patients, interdisciplinary Perio-Prosthodontics reconstructive therapy and full-arch implant treatment.
Dr. Scott Levy
Dr. Scott Levy completed his undergraduate degree at Indiana University. He returned to his hometown of Baltimore, to pursue his dental training at the University of Maryland. He then attended a one year general practice residency at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. After residency, Dr. Levy entered into private practice, where he developed a passion for Endodontics. Following, he completed a two year program at Albert Einstein in Philadelphia where he specialized in Endodontics. He practiced as an associate for 4 years prior to opening his own practice.
Dr. Stephanie Mapp
Dr. Stephanie Mapp has 25 years of real world dental experience as well as continuing education. Her very successful dental start up is still going strong after 17 years. For five and a half years she also owned a second office in a very affluent Florida coastal community. She has spent the last few years developing a system to evaluate PPO insurance plans and managing the challenges of the changing dental insurance landscape.
Dr. Mapp attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry after only three years of undergraduate
education in the Psychology Department. She spent eight years as an associate working in several cities in Florida and experienced many types of dental practices. She worked in seven different types of dental offices which included all ranges of socioeconomic backgrounds from public health to boutique FFS offices. Her experience also presented her with exposure to many types of management systems. Having been both an associate dentist and hiring associate dentists, she has a unique perspective on how to be an employee as well as an owner.
Dr. Robert Pick
Dr. Bob Pick is a popular business practice management consultant, coach, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and professional speaker known for his high energy, fast moving, motivational, highly educational, and entertaining programs. His audience always goes home with great information that can be used immediately for practice enhancement and reward! You will find out why he has been branded the “PURPLE-COW-WOW!” GUY and a “Bitmoji on Steroids!”
Dr. Pick is the CEO of The Pick Group, a practice management firm based on ethics and excellence all designed to yield a happy, healthy and wealthy practice! He is also in private practice and in the “trenches” just like you. He is also a member of the attending staff of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the Northwestern University’s Medical School.
Dr. Pick is recognized by Dentistry Today as one of the top 200 Leaders in Continuing Education and has won this honor all 21 years that the award has been given. Most recently Dentistry Today listed him as a Consulting Leader. He was the recipient of the 1998 Gordon J. Christensen Outstanding Lecturer Recognition Award.
Dr. Mitchell Rubinstein
Mitchell Rubinstein D.M.D. practices general dentistry in New York City. He is the Education Director for the New York County Dental Society, and chairs the Technology Committee for the New York State Dental Association. He also serves on the Standards Committee for the American Dental Association.
He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1992. He served as the dental director for the PSCH Clinic in Queens, NY providing dental care to people with developmental disabilities and Autism. From 1994-1996, he partnered with the NYU Dental School to give residents and students valuable clinical training in special care dentistry. In 1996, he went into private practice full time with his father and mentor, Dr Walter Rubinstein, and they practiced together until the senior Dr. Rubinstein’s retirement in 2012
Dr Rubinstein is also a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, and serves on the research faculty of the University of Rochester’s Eastman Dental Institute.
Dr. Robert Slauch
Robert W. Slauch, DDS, MDSc, FACP is a surgically trained board-certified prosthodontist. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Slauch provides quality restorative patient treatment including placement of dental implants as well as complete smile makeover solutions utilizing the All-on-4/6 treatment concept and his practice’s trademarked Teeth in a Day® immediate load protocol. He also provides esthetic crowns, bridges, veneers and state-of-the-art digital dentures. Dr. Slauch maintains a full-time private practice schedule in two offices (Pi Dental Center in Fort Washington, PA and Pennington Dental Associates in Pennington, NJ). He is also Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Restorative Sciences at UPenn School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Slauch is a native of the Philadelphia area. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University, where he also played baseball. He earned his DDS from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and completed his specialty training in Prosthodontics, Dental Implant Surgery, and a Masters Degree from the University of Connecticut Health Center.
Dr. Jason Smithson
Qualified at the Royal London Hospital in 1995; achieving a number of awards including The Constance Klein Memorial, The Stafford Millar, and The Malcolm Jenkins Scholarships, The American Association of Endodontics Prize and the Overall Award for Clinical Dentistry.
After spending 3 years in oral surgery residency in London and a further year practicing restorative dentistry in London’s Harley Street Medical District, he relocated to Cornwall in the extreme southwest of England. Jason practices at Revitalise, Cornwall, UK where his main focus is microscope enhanced adhesive dentistry.
His specific interest is direct composite resin artistry and minimally invasive all ceramic restorations and he has presented to dentists locally, nationally and internationally (USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe) on this topic. He is a Post-Graduate Clinical Lecturer in both the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly and Plymouth Foundation Dental Practitioners Schemes.
He has given hands-on programs in the UK, Europe, Asia, Canada and USA on behalf of GC, Ivoclar, Kerr, Hereaus, Optident, Micerium, Carl Zeiss, Global, Velopex and Triodent. He is a UK “Opinion Leader” for Cosmedent (Enlighten Smiles), A European “Key Opinion Leader” for Hereaus-Kulzer and is a member of the European Restorative Advisory Board for GC Europe. Jason is Resident Faculty at The Centre for Esthetic Excellence, Chicago, USA. He is an Accredited International Trainer for Carl Zeiss Dental Academy.
Dr. Arthur Volker
A New York native, Dr. Volker graduated from Columbia University’s School of Dental and Oral Surgery, and completed a General Practice Residency at the New York Hospital of Queens. He was an attending at Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility, and is in private practice in Sunnyside, New York.
Dr. Volker has published articles and lectures internationally on topics such as direct composite, minimally invasive dentistry, and dental materials. He is a Key Opinion Leader for several dental manufacturers, and has been involved in the testing and development of dental products and materials.
Dr. Audra Ward
Audra S. Ward DMD, MS earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She then attended Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine an Alton, Illinois, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 2003. After completion of her General Practice Residency at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis Missouri, Dr. Ward moved to Kansas City, Missouri. She then taught general dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry for two years prior to entering the Periodontics residency at that institution. Dr. Ward completed this program and obtained her Certificate in Periodontics in 2008 as well as a Masters degree in Oral Biology in 2009. Dr. Ward earned her Diplomate status of the American Board of Periodontology in May, 2010.
Dr. Ward resides in Leawood, Kansas with her husband, Derrick and is blessed with two beautiful children, Barrett and Quinn. In her free time she enjoys family time, cooking and walking her greyhound, Olive.