2022-23 Program Faculty

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Barry A. Franklin, PHD
West Bloomfield, Michigan

serves as Director, Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation, at Beaumont Health, Royal Oak, MI, as well as Professor, Internal Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He is past president of both American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and American College of Sports Medicine. Currently he serves on the Board of the American Society for Preventative Cardiology.

Dr. Franklin is past editor in chief of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention and currently serves on the editorial boards of 15 other journals. He has written or edited more than 700 scientific and clinical publications, including 103 book chapters and 27 books including his latest, “GPS for Success: Skills, Strategies and Secrets of Superachievers” which can be ordered at www.DrBarryFranklin.com.  Dr. Franklin has given over 1000 invited presentations worldwide. In 2015, he was listed in "The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds" (Clinical Medicine).

You may contact Dr. Franklin with any questions or comments at barry.franklin@beaumont.edu or through his website: www.drbarryfranklin.com

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Gerald Levine, MD, CCFP
Barrie, Ontario

graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School and the University of Toronto Family Medicine School. He was a family practitioner for over 30 years and since 2006 has focused on stress management, burnout prevention and mindfulness facilitation offering training physicians, dentists, and their staffs as well as for dental and medical associations throughout Canada including the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, the General Practitioner Psychotherapy Association of Canada, the Canadian Mental Health Association York Region and many others.  Dr. Levine has also authored an e-book, 52 Mindful Weeks, Cultivating Awareness and Resilience available on his website, www.managestress.ca.

You may contact Dr. Levine with you questions or comments at geraldlevine@rogers.com, or by phone at (705) 721-3130.

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David B. Mandell, JD, MBA
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

is a practicing attorney in The Law Offices of David B. Mandell, PC and a principal of the wealth management firm OJM Group, LLC. He specializes in risk management, asset protection, and financial planning and has authored a number of books for doctors including, Wealth Planning for the Modern Physician: Residency to Retirement. Mr. Mandell also created the Category 1 CME monograph, Risk Management for the Practicing Physician. His articles have appeared in over 100 publications, including over 30 medical specialty journals, and he has addressed many of the nation's leading medical conferences.

Mr. Mandell holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University from which he graduated with honors, a law degree from the UCLA School of Law where he was awarded the “American Jurisprudence Award” for achievement in legal ethics and earned his MBA from UCLA'S Anderson School of Management.

You may contact Mr. Mandell with any questions or comments at (877) 656–4362 or by email at mandell@ojmgroup.com.

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Eric J Morin, MBA
Kennesaw, GA

is the founder and CEO of Tower Leadership, a dental practice optimization consulting firm.  As a national speaker, author, consultant and thought leader he specializes in educating dentists on how to achieve financial freedom by investing in their own practices. Mr. Morin’s expertise has improved the work environment, impact and bottom lines of hundreds of practices by equipping dentists with the knowledge and tools they need to grow and improve their operations in a way in which everyone on the team benefits.  He is also a wealth and business coach and a Forbes Speaker and presents regularly across the country.

You may contact Mr. Morin with your questions and comments at eric@towerleadership.com, or by phone at (678) 200-6261.

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Stuart J. Oberman, Esq.
Loganville, Georgia

is principle of Oberman Law Firm which focuses on all aspects of commercial law and maintains deep expertise in every facet of healthcare matters from DSO formation, entity structures and mergers, corporate structure compliance and employment law, to contract negotiations, third-party reimbursement, federal and state regulations, and fraud and abuse.  Prior to forming his own firm Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for the Cincinnati-based insurance company, Berlon & Timmer.  He has earned Martindale & Hubbell’s Client Distinction Award as a top one percent in the country practitioner and has authored numerous articles on legal issues impacting the practice of dentistry.

You may contact Mr. Oberman with your questions and comments at stuart@obermanlaw.com, or by phone at (770) 886-2400.

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Jonathan Parker
Jonathan A. Parker, DDS
Minneapolis, Minnesota

is a practicing dentist specializing in dental sleep medicine. He is the owner of Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center and co-founder of The Sleep Performance Institute. Dr. Parker is a diplomate of both American Board of Orofacial Pain as well as American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is a recipient of The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine’s “Distinguished Service Award”. He is clinical assistant professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, has authored numerous articles in his field, received several patents and given hundreds of presentations to medical and dental colleagues.

You may contact Dr. Parker with your questions or comments at (952) 345-0290, or by email at jparker@jparkerdds.com.

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Daniel G. Pompa, DDS
Roslyn, New York

practiced as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for over 30 years in New York City and currently heads Advanced Practice Seminars which offers lectures to dental students and practitioners both nationally and internationally. He is a fellow in both The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. At present Dr. Pompa is a visiting speaker at eight U.S. dental schools and has given over 500 lectures for numerous organizations and societies.

Dr. Pompa was named a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today for the last four years in a row and has been published in many journals including the Journal of the American Dental Association, Dentistry Today and New York State Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his contribution in developing a protocol for CT guided surgery used in dental implantology. This patent is cited in over 250 new patents today.

You may contact Dr. Pompa with questions or comments at pompa@aps4dds.com, or by phone at (516) 287-0917.

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David Schwab, PhD
Orlando, Florida

is principal of David Schwab & Associates, Inc. a marketing consulting firm providing in-office seminars, online training and consulting, customized patient education videos, and other practice management services. He speaks, writes and consults on helping dentists grow their practices, educate their patients, and train their teams to optimize practice profitability through practice management and marketing approaches for the entire dental team by developing brand identity, leveraging social media, revving up internal marketing, communications and team leadership, improving and growing referral relationships, and increasing case acceptance.

Dr. Schwab’s articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Journal of the American Dental Association, Dental Economics, The Seattle Study Club Journal, and The Journal of the Canadian Dental Association. His website, www.davidschwab.com, features blogs, articles, and videos.

You may contact Dr. Schwab with your questions and comments at dschwabphd@me.com, or by phone at (407) 324-1333.

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Tom Viola
Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP
New York, New York

has over 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, educator, speaker, and author. He has particular expertise in the most prevalent oral and systemic diseases, the most frequently prescribed drugs used in their treatment and considerations and strategies for effective patient care planning. Dr. Viola is on faculty at over 10 dental professional degree programs, having received several teacher of the year awards.  He is well known internationally for his contributions as an author, and for his work as an editor, of several pharmacology, pain management and local anesthesia professional journals and textbooks. Dr. Viola has presented over 1,000 continuing education courses to medical and dental professionals here and abroad since 2021.

You may contact Dr. Viola with your questions and comments by email at tom@tomviola.com. You may also visit his website, www.tomviola.com, and follow him on Facebook and Instagram at "pharmacologydeclassified".

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Mitchell Whyne, MD
Barrie, Ontario

is a licensed Canadian physician who has practiced emergency medicine both in rural and urban settings for over 35 years. He splits his professional time between the emergency room and addiction and pain practices and has diplomas in sports medicine, addiction, and pain medicine. Dr. Whyne is also a frequent presenter to healthcare audiences on medical topics on sports medicine, addiction, and pain medicine, as well as the impact of cognitive biases and logical fallacies in patient care decision making.

You may contact Dr. Whyne with any questions or comments at (705) 796-8107 or by email at mwhyne@gmail.com.

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