Brian H. Clarkson, B.Ch.D., L.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
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.restigious and coveted award that a dental manufacturer can receive. It is the only one of its kind and is covered by every major dental journal in North America before being presented at the American Dental Association’s Annual Meeting. Prior to founding Cellerant in February 2016, Dr. Shuman served as president of Pride Institute and as Vice President of clinical education and strategic relations at Align Technology while the company grew to exceed $500M. He created Align’s orthodontic and GP clinical programs and was the professional and clinical lead on highly successful commercial projects, including the creation of Align’s Vivera retainers.
Dr. Lou Graham, DDS
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.
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 the 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 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 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 as well as overseeing all M&A. 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 is also a Director-At-Large for the Dental Trade Alliance, the industry’s trade association. Steve has a BS in Physiology and a BS, Industrial Organizational Development, from Michigan State University.
Dr. William Costello, DDS
Dr. William Costello is a retired dental clinician with twenty-five years’ experience and is a dental products inventor, marketer and industry entrepreneur. Bill was the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Accu Bite Dental Supply, LLC based in Williamston, MI. Over 35 years he, spouse Betsy Costello, CFO, and their team built Accu Bite into a premier US dental distributor that was ultimately acquired by one of the largest US dental distributors, Patterson Dental in 2005. The Accu Bite dental trays are still being used extensively in dentistry today. Bill was twice elected President of Dental Dealers of America, a national trade association, the precursor of the Dental Trade Alliance. Bill is a graduate of the University of Michigan (UM) School of Dentistry and serves as a member of Dean Laurie McCauley’s Advisory Committee at the UM School of Dentistry.
Domenick Zero, DDS, MS
Dr. Dom Zero is a globally recognized Cariology expert. He is Director of the Oral Health Research Institute and Professor of Cariology, Operative Dentistry & Dental Public Health at Indiana University School of Dentistry. For the past 20 years he has been a strong proponent of the early detection and non-invasive treatment of dental caries, the world’s most prevalent chronic disease. After receiving his dental degree from Georgetown University in 1975, Dom completed a general dentistry residency at the Eastman Dental Center and then a three-year research fellowship leading to a master’s degree from the University of Rochester in 1979. As a principal investigator, he has received numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health and over 140 industry-sponsored grants. He has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and book chapters and over 200 abstracts. He is a past president of the Cariology Research Group of the International Association for Dental Research and member European Organization for Caries Research (ORCA) Advisory Board. He has served as chair of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs and a member of the Dental Products Panel of the Food and Drug Administration’s Medical Devices Advisory Committee. He currently serves as a member of the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry’s Expert Panel for Clinical Practice Guidelines on Caries Management. He is a founding board member of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) Foundation and the newly formed American Academy of Cariology.
Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD
Dr. Maragliano-Muniz is a board-certified prosthodontist and earned her certificate from the UCLA School of Dentistry after obtaining her D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is also a former dental hygienist: she earned her B.S.D.H. degree from Northeastern University and the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene and A.S. degree in Math and Science from SUNY Orange in New York.
Since being awarded the 2010 Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year by the American Dental Association, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz is an internationally recognized lecturer and is extensively published. She has also been recognized as Incisal Edge Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2016. In 2017, she was awarded the Edward A. Diana alumni award for Leadership in Healthcare from SUNY Orange and Dental Product Report’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry. She has additionally been recognized as Boston Magazine’s Top Dentists in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Dr. Maragliano-Muniz is the Chief Editor for DentistryIQ.com, a Chief Development Officer for Cellerant Consulting Group, teaches at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and maintains her private practice at Salem Dental Arts in Salem, MA.
Dr. Maragliano-Muniz maintains professional memberships with the following organizations: American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, American College of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Academy of Dental Sciences, Spear Study Club.
On a personal note, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz enjoys travel, yoga, outdoor activities and spending time with her family and pets.
William A. McHale
Bill McHale recently retired as Senior Vice President for Product Development at the Premier Dental Products Company. His career spanned nearly thirty years introducing a number of innovative products to the professional dental marketplace. His focus included remineralizing technologies featuring ACP fluoride treatments, remineralizing dentifrices as well as a suite of popular whitening products. He developed the world market leading hemostatic agent Traxodent® and introduced a novel dental resin sealant utilizing the first application of a fluoride/calcium/phosphate releasing microencapsulation system to assist in the inhibition of caries. His latest product to enter the marketplace was a light-weight cordless prophy hand piece, AeroPro®. He holds 16 patents and has co-authored numerous papers and delivered multiple presentations on dental materials. He also has extensive experience in both US and international regulatory affairs, successfully negotiating clearances for sundry medical devices. Prior to joining Premier, Bill was the co-founder and President of Accumin Analysis, a contract analytical laboratory in Houston, Texas, specializing in scanning electron microscopy and powder X-Ray diffraction analysis. Bill received his BS in Biology from Penn State University and attended graduate studies at the University of Houston, specializing in Geophysics.