GreenMark Dental Advisory Board

Brian H. Clarkson, B.Ch.D., L.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Brian-ClarksonBrian H. Clarkson, B.Ch.D., L.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Advisor

Since 2006 Dr. Brian Clarkson is Professor, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics, University of Michigan (UM) School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI, where he was previously the Chair and held an Endowed Professorship.  Brian is a co-inventor of GreenMark’s dental technology.  From 1992-2005 he was Chair of the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics, UM School of Dentistry, and he held the Clifford T. Nelson Endowed Professorship (1992-2011).  From 1990-1992 he was Professor and Head, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, and from 1986-1990 was Professor and Head, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, U of C.  He is a past and current Principal Investigator on multiple NIH grant awards.  Brian was President of the American Association of Dental Research (AADR) in 2008, and President, AAAS, Section of Dentistry in 1998.  He is recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award, Dentistry at the University of Rochester, NY in 2007, the ORCA Prize (European Organization for Caries Research) in 2007, and a Senior Fogarty International Fellowship, NIH in 2000.  Brian received a Ph.D. in Dentistry in 1976 from the University of London, England, and an M.S. Basic Science (Dentistry) in 1969 from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, a L.D.S. in Dentistry in 1966 following a B.Ch.D. in Dentistry from the University of Leeds, England.

Dr. Lou Graham, DDS

Dr. Lou Graham, DDS
Advisor

As a successful practicing dentist and an industry thought leader, Dr. Lou Graham brings a wealth of clinical and dental practice expertise to GreenMark.  He is an internationally recognized lecturer extensively involved in continuing education for dental professionals, focusing on clinical advancements in conservative and Minimally Invasive Dentistry.  He is the Founder of The Catapult Group which includes 26 lecturers/key opinion leaders (KOLs) that teach continuing dental education throughout North America. Dr. Graham has been involved with teaching since 1983.  From teaching dental residents at the University of Chicago up through the 1990’s, to teaching hundreds of national and international programs, he has always approached his programs like his clinical care, a conservative thought provoking style to maximize patient outcomes.  He continues to practice in his multi-specialty office in Chicago.

Mark A. Latta, DMD, M.S.

Mark A. Latta, DMD, M.S.
Advisor

Dr. Mark Latta is Professor and Dean of the School of  Dentistry at Creighton University.  He has received more than 120 grants on prosthetic dental restorative materials, adhesives, dental material clinical trials.  Mark is an internationally renowned speaker and lecturer.  He has over 280 manuscripts, abstracts and presentions to his credit.  He is prior R&D Director, Trubyte Division of Dentsply International.  He has in excess of 20 dental product introductions and is the inventor on numerous patents.  Mark is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists, a member Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Honorary Dental Society, and former President, IADR Dental Materials Group.  He graduated from Lafayette College, Easton PA with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.  He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine graduating in 1983.  He earned a certificate for a General Practice Hospital Residency and a Master’s degree in Oral Biology from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.

Rita May, M. Ed.

Rita May, M. Ed.
Advisor

Rita is the founder of May Consulting, Inc., a company that serves select companies with interest in oral health and disease prevention.  Her clients include major confectionery and ingredient companies, as well as other companies that develop products in the oral public health and prevention arena.  Her firm was instrumental in the introduction of xylitol in the US, including early adoption by the US Armed Forces.  Rita developed and implemented the first landmark International Conference on Novel Anti-Caries and Remineralizing Agents (ICNARA), which convened in January 2008 in Vina del Mar, Chile.  This led to ICNARA 2 held in Chile in 2012 and in 2017 the third of the series, ICNARA 3, was held in Napa, CA.  The proceedings of ICNARA meetings are published as special editions of Advances in Dental Research.  Rita has served as the executive director of the Council on Biomedical Research and Development at the New York Academy of Medicine, the Oral Health Education Foundation, the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation, and managed the American Surgical Association (ASA) while working at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH).  Rita was elected to the faculty of Universidad Finis Terrae (Santiago, Chile) School of Dentistry as Professor for Research and Development in June 2012 and holds an adjunct professorship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  She earned her BA degree from the University of Michigan and her M.Ed. in Organization Development and Institutional Studies at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, specializing in medical education.

Steve Desautel

Steve Desautel
Advisor

Steve is Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Dental Health Products, Inc., a leading dental products distributor, where he is responsible for all sales and marketing strategies and programs deploying a multichannel sales team.  He is also the President and Director of Horizon Health Products, LLC.  Steve previously held various VP positions at Accu Bite Dental Supply where he drove organic growth from $1M to over $100M before it was acquired by Patterson Dental.  Steve is a creative, competitive leader whose knowledge of dental products is unsurpassed.  He is a builder of cross-functional and multi-generational work teams successful in launching new products and services, has a proven track record of acquiring and developing new channel sales and marketing partnerships, is skilled at recruiting, developing and leading key personnel, as well as creating and implementing strategic plans to grow revenue and margins.  Steve has a BS in Physiology and a BS, Industrial Organizational Development, from Michigan State University.