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Contributors

April 30, 2010
Michael DiTolla, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Michael DiTolla is a graduate of the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, and he is a fellow of the AGD. After working in private practice for 15 years, he became director of clinical education and research at Glidewell, where he gained an intimate knowledge of U.S. dentists’ crown & bridge habits. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. DiTolla led the clinical team at Glidewell that developed and brought BruxZir® Zirconia to market. In 2011, he received the “Most Effective Dentist Educator” award in a nationwide survey of dentists. Four years later, he became the director of clinical affairs at Dentsply Sirona, and in 2017 he was named the vice president of clinical affairs and communications at AEGIS Communications. Dr. DiTolla has given over 1,000 lectures to dentists worldwide, and his online videos have been viewed more than 10 million times by clinicians.

Paul Homoly, DDS, CSP
Paul Homoly, DDS, CSP

Dr. Paul Homoly is a world-class leader in dental education. As a comprehensive restorative dentist and educator, Dr. Homoly has helped dentists build prosperous practices for more than 20 years. Dr. Homoly’s focus is to coach high-performance dental teams and the full spectrum of dental professionals and to advance leadership and communication in dentistry worldwide. He recently released “YES! On-Line,” an in-office DVD/online case acceptance training program for the entire dental team. For more information regarding “YES! On-Line” or specific practice questions, call 800-294-9370, visit paulhomoly.com or email paul@paulhomoly.com.

Glenn Lombardi

Glenn Lombardi is president of Officite LLC, a leading national provider of premier websites and turnkey internet marketing solutions for the dental community. Since 2002, Officite has built thousands of websites for healthcare practices around the world, which have generated hundreds of thousands of new patient appointment requests. Glenn is a frequent speaker at national and state dental association meetings, including the AGD and D.C. Dental Society annual meetings. His presentations focus on professional website development, search engine optimization, and how to seamlessly integrate the internet into your practice to attract new patients and increase case acceptance. Contact him at 800-908-2483 or glombardi@officite.com.

 

Daniel Melker, DDS

Dr. Daniel Melker graduated from the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry in 1975 with specialty training in periodontics. Since then, he has maintained a private practice in periodontics in Clearwater, Florida. Dr. Melker lectures at the University of Florida, UAB and LSU periodontic and prosthodontic graduate programs on the periodontic-restorative relationship. He also presents at the University of Houston and Baylor University. Dr. Melker has published several articles in national dental magazines, as well as The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, and has twice been honored with the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Gold Medal. Contact him at 727-725-0100.

Ellis J. Neiburger, DDS
Ellis J. Neiburger, DDS

Dr. Ellis “Skip” Neiburger graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 1968, where he did postgraduate work on pulp histology in the department of oral pathology. Dr. Neiburger currently practices general dentistry in Waukegan, Illinois. A former vice president of the American Association of Forensic Dentists, Dr. Neiburger has been the association’s journal editor since 1978. He also was publisher/editor for Dental Computer Newsletter (the journal that introduced computing to the dental field). Contact him at 847-244-0292 or eneiburger@comcast.net.

Frank Spear, DDS, MSD
Frank Spear, DDS, MSD

Dr. Frank Spear is one of the premier educators in esthetic and restorative dentistry in the world today. He earned his dental degree and an MSD in periodontal prosthodontics from the University of Washington. Dr. Spear is an affiliate professor in graduate prosthodontics at the University of Washington and maintains a private practice in Seattle limited to esthetics and fixed prosthodontics. He is also founder and director of Spear Education. Dr. Spear has received the Christensen Award for Excellence in Restorative Education, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Achievement Award, the Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Excellence in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry President’s Award for Excellence in Dental Education. To learn more about Dr. Spear or Spear Education, visit speareducation.com or call 866-781-0072.