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Breakout Session Presentations

Download presentations from NLC ’18 below. Click the title of a session to view the presentation. (This page only includes those presentations that were made available by conference speakers. Some speakers did not submit their presentations for sharing.)

Friday, November 16, 2018

10 – 10:50 a.m.
Debt Management (Career Planning) 
Jason DiLorenzo, Founder of Doctors Without Quarters
 
The Art of Networking (Leadership Fundamentals)
Dr. Christian Piers, Colorado ’16, 2015-16 president
 
Overcoming Obstacles to Leadership (Personal Development and Wellness
Dr. David Maloley, The Relentless Dentist  
 
How to Spread ASDA Fever to Your Administration (ASDA Chapter Management)
Kristen Yant, Harvard ’20
Alexandra Howell, Georgia ’19, 2018-19 vice president    
 
Licensure 101 (Advocacy)
Austin Tyler, Colorado ’20, 2018-19 district 9 trustee
11:10 a.m. – noon
How to Get Into the Residency of Your Dreams (Career Planning)
Dr. Richard Bauer, Pittsburgh ‘07, 2006-07 vice president
Dr. Tiffany Hsu, San Francisco ’15, 2014-15 Council on Communications chair
 
What Would You Do? Ethics in Dental School and Your Professional Life (Leadership Fundamentals)
Dr. Mike Meru, Southern California ’09, 2008-09 president
 
Identifying and Overcoming Addictive Behaviors in Yourself and Others (Personal Development and Wellness
Dr. Brett Kessler, past president, Colorado Dental Association 
 
Managing Chapter Finances (ASDA Chapter Management)
Ellen Ryan, ASDA director of finance and administration
Kathleen Gonzales, Buffalo ’19, 2018-19 Council on Membership chair
 
How to Advocate at the Grassroots Level (Advocacy)
Dr. Shaun O’Neill, Iowa ‘17, 2016-17 district 8 trustee
1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
Post-grad Options: GPRs, Specialty Residencies, Private Practice (Career Planning)
Dr. Paula Cohen, Florida ’17, 2015-16 speaker of the house
Dr. Shaun O’Neill, Iowa ‘17, 2016-17 district 8 trustee 
Dr. Lauren Vitkus, Buffalo ’14, 2013-14 district 2 trustee
 
Sleuth: Crucial Tips in Solving Team Dysfunction (Leadership Fundamentals)
Dr. Brad Guyton, MBA, MPH, Dean of the PDSU™ – Institute of Dentistry; Vice President of Clinician Development, Pacific Dental Services 
 
The Pursuit of Process (Personal Development and Wellness
Dr. Kris Mendoza, Los Angeles ’15, 2014-15 president
 
Town Hall for Chapter Leaders (ASDA Chapter Management)
Roopali Kulkarni, Pennsylvania ’19, 2018-19 president
Jeffrey Kerst, Louisiana ’19, 2018-19 vice president  
Alexandra Howell, Georgia ’19, 2018-19 vice president  
 
How to Be Bipartisan in a Partisan World: The Importance of Being a Politically Savvy Dental Student in 2018 (Advocacy)
Dr. Lydia Lancaster, Ohio State ’16, 2015-16 district 6 trustee
2:40 – 3:30 p.m.
Dental Dreamer, Think Big! What Will Your Brand Be? (Career Planning)
Dr. Mona Patel, owner, Bayshore Dental

Leadership Skills for Practice Success  (Leadership Fundamentals)
Dr. Brad Guyton, MBA, MPH, dean of the PDSU™ – Institute of Dentistry; vice president of clinician development, Pacific Dental Services

Occlusion 911 – Please State the Nature of Your Emergency (Personal Development and Wellness)
Dr. Michael J. Melkers, MAGD, visiting faculty at Riga Stradins University and The Pankey Institute

Everything You Will Never Learn in Dental School (ASDA Chapter Management)
Dr. David R. Rice, founder, igniteDDS
Dr. Jason Watts, Nova ‘15, 2014-15 vice president 

Open Up: Dentists Share Personal Experiences (Advocacy)
Dr. Donovan Caves 
Dr. Josephine Pallotto
Dr. Nipa Thakkar, Temple ’12, 2011-12 district 3 trustee
3:45 – 4:35 p.m.
Practice Purchase Fundamentals (Career Planning)
Charles Loretto, Partner, Cain Watters & Associates 
 
Don’t Just Survive, Thrive: Tips on Preparing for Private Practice Leadership (Leadership Fundamentals)
Dr. Rich Carlile, Virginia ’11, 2010-11 district 4 trustee
 
Perfectionism/Overcoming Self-comparison (Personal Development and Wellness
Dr. Michele Montero, clinical psychologist and sport psychology consultant, Alchemy Performance Consulting  
 
How to Become an IDEAL Chapter (ASDA Chapter Management)
Tyler Robers, Marquette ’19, 2018-19 district 7 trustee
Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas, Texas-Houston ’18, immediate past president
 
Trends in Medicaid and Medicare (Advocacy)
Cassie Yarbrough, lead public policy analyst, American Dental Association Health Policy Institute 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

9:40 – 10:30 a.m.
A ‘Hands On’ Lesson in CV Writing (Career Planning)
Dr. Colleen Greene, Harvard ’13, 2012-13 president
 
What Would You Do? Ethics in Dental School and Your Professional Life (Leadership Fundamentals)
Dr. Mike Meru, Southern California ’09, 2008-09 president
 
Hands-on Tooth Impressions and Chalk-Carving Workshop (Predental)
Kai Huang, Alabama ’20, 2018-19 district 5 trustee
 
Top 10 Tips for Recruiting and Engaging Members (ASDA Chapter Management)
Dr. Kyle Larsen, Colorado ’17, 2015-16 district 9 trustee   
 
The Opioid Epidemic (Advocacy
Dr. Omar Abubaker, professor and chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
11 – 11:50 a.m.
What to Expect in Your First Year of Dental School (Predental)
David Danesh, Harvard ’20, 2018-19 editor-in-chief
Craig McKenzie, Pennsylvania ’21, 2018-19 district 3 trustee
Austin Tyler, Colorado ’20, 2018-19 district 9 trustee
 
How to Not Fail Miserably in Private Practice (Leadership Fundamentals)
Dr. Chris Salierno, Stony Brook ’05, 2004-05 president
 
Ergonomics — Set Yourself Up For a Lifetime of Healthy Practice (Personal Development and Wellness)
Dr. Desirée Walker, owner, Lumber River Dental 
 
Bringing a National Leadership Conference to Your School (ASDA Chapter Management)
Lissette Ruiz-Ibarra, Colorado ’19 
Lynn Doan, Colorado ’20, chapter legislative liaison, chapter vice president
 
Your Role in Organized Dentistry (Advocacy)
Dr. Ben Youel, Illinois ’13, 2011-12 district 7 trustee 
1:10 – 2 p.m.
Discover More about Life at Aspen Dental (Career Planning)
Dr. Niveditha Rajagopalan, Midwestern '16, 2015-16 vice president
Dr. Alex Mitchell, Temple '18, 2017-18 vice president
Dr. Kayla Roe, Virginia '18, 2016-17 district 4 trustee

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: The Value of Emotional Intelligence in Your Leadership Style (Leadership Fundamentals)
Dr. Brad Guyton, MBA, MPH, dean of the PDSU™ – Institute of Dentistry; vice president of clinician development, Pacific Dental Services
 
A DIY Guide to Effective Community Outreach (Personal Development and Wellness)
Becky Horst, RDH, BA, Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals 
Debbie Fleming, RDH, MS, Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals
 
Why Choose a DSO (ASDA Chapter Management)
Dr. Alse Klemma

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Explore the Scope and How to Enter OMS (Advocacy)
TBD
2:10 – 3 p.m.
Interviewing: Tips, Tricks and Standing Out From the Competition (Predental)
Dr. Colleen Greene, Harvard ’13, 2012-13 president 
Craig McKenzie, Pennsylvania ’21, 2018-19 district 3 trustee
 
Tips From the Podium:  How to Be a Great Speaker (Leadership Fundamentals)
Dr. Chris Salierno, Stony Brook ’05, 2004-05 president
 
The Art of Dental Mentorship (Personal Development and Wellness)
Dr. Daryn Lu, Oklahoma ’15, 2014-15 vice president
 
Break the Mold – How to Bring Innovation to the Chapter (ASDA Chapter Management)
Alexandra Howell, Georgia ’19, 2018-19 vice president  
 
Hot Topics: Advocacy Issues and Initiatives (Advocacy)
Mike Graham, senior vice president of government and public affairs, American Dental Association
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Sprint Towards Dental School: The Last Six Months (Predental)
Dr. Helen Yang, Harvard ’16, 2014-15 district 1 trustee

Sunday, November 18, 2018

8:10 – 9 a.m.
Women in Dentistry: How to Manage the Challenges of Career and Family (Career Planning)
Dr. Ehlie Bruno, Buffalo ’12, 2010-11 eastern regional legislative coordinator
Dr. Chrissy Hammer, Midwestern-Arizona ’13, 2011-12 district 10 trustee
Dr. Adrien Theriot, Texas-Houston ‘16, 2015-16 vice president 
 
Creating Your Own Culture: Lessons in Building the Most Productive Work Environment (Leadership Fundamentals)
Dr. Alex Otto, Virginia ’13, 2012-13 vice president
 
Managing and Dealing With Dental Guilt (Personal Development and Wellness)
Dr. Nipa Thakkar, Temple ’12, 2011-12 district 3 trustee
 
Increasing the Value of an ASDA Membership: Our Pretzel Year (ASDA Chapter Management
Michael Andes, Ohio ‘20
Stephanie Sforza, Ohio ’20, chapter treasurer 
 
Developing Strong Relationships With Your State Dental Association (Advocacy)
Anisha Pandya, Boston ’20, 2018-19 legislative coordinator, districts 1-3
Kate McPherson, North Carolina ’20, chapter legislative liaison  
9:10 – 10 a.m.
Non-traditional Pathways in Dentistry: Academia, Public Health, Military (Career Planning)
Dr. David Dean, graduate program director & assistant professor, Department of Oral Medicine, UW School of Dentistry
Dr. Brittany Seymour, assistant professor, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Global and Community Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine 
Dr. Adam Bennett, PGY-1 resident, AEGD, Fort Bragg, NC, U.S. Army Dental Corps
 
How to Not Fail Miserably in Private Practice (Leadership Fundamentals)
Dr. Chris Salierno, Stony Brook ’05, 2004-05 president
 
Building Your Brand (Personal Development and Wellness)
Dr. Ryan Dulde, Marquette ’11, 2010-11 speaker of the house
 
Thirty-Two Problems, But a Tooth Ain’t One: How to Develop a National Community Service Event (ASDA Chapter Management
Jordan Pierre, Meharry ’20, chapter social media chair

How to Make the Right Connections (Advocacy)
Mike Brzica, vice president, Federal Affairs for the Association for Accessible Medicines