AFDVI and the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry will present a dental CE lecture on the pediatric oral disease epidemic.  A group of dentists is dedicating a program to educating each other and their audience about the widespread perils of pediatric oral disease and the possibility that well conceived solutions might also promote local, national and world peace.

The lecture will benefit the DVI Trudi Birger Clinic which provides free dental care and oral health education to Jerusalem’s underprivileged children and youth regardless of racial, ethnic, or religious background.


Friday, April 7, 2017

Kornberg School of Dentistry, 3223 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

Four (4) Continuing Education Credits (ADA C.E.R.P)

Registration Donation:

Dentists – $180

Dental Staff & Students:  $108


Sponsored by:



7:30 AM     Registration
8:00 AM    Billions with Oral Disease – Dr. Robert Weyant
8:30 AM     A Caries Management Model for Reducing the Burdens of Caries in Underserved Populations –                            Dean Amid Ismail
9:00 AM     DVI: A Model for Access to Dental Care – Video presentation by Dr. Roy Petel, DVI
                           and remarks by Dr. Scott Dubowsky, AFDVI President
9:30 AM     Coffee break
9:45 AM     Solutions that Bring Communities Together – Dr. Joseph R. Greenberg
                           and Lisa Schildhorn, DH, BS, MS
10:30 AM    Finding Resources to Support Solutions – Mr. Steve Kess & Dr. Allen Finkelstein
11:30 AM    Panel Discussion: Q&A with all speakers –  Dr. Marc Rothman, Moderator
Noon           Lunch


weyant_robertRobert J. Weyant, M.S., D.M.D., DrPH is Professor and Chair of the Department of Dental Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh and is also Associate Dean for Public Health at the School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Weyant received his B.S., M.S. (public health) and D.M.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and his Dr.P.H. (epidemiology) degree from the University of Michigan.   Dr. Weyant has been, since 2007, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.

Dr. Weyant’s research involves general and social epidemiological research related to oral health disparities and oral disease etiology. He is presently PI or co-PI on several NIH-funded studies of oral disease etiology and the PI of two HRSA funded training grant for dental students.

Dr. Weyant works with many national organizations aimed at improving population health, including the National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council for the National Institute for Dental Research, the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on an Oral Health Initiative, and the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs and Public Health Advisory Committee.

amid-ismailAmid I. Ismail, BDS, MPH, DrPH, MBA is the Laura H. Carnell Professor and Dean of Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry.  He has extensive public health, academic, research, and community organization experiences.  He has a Master’s and a Doctorate degree in Public Health, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health.



Roy Petel, DMD is the Director General of the DVI clinic.  He holds a B.Med.Sc. in Medical Science and a D.M.D in Dental Medicine from Tel Aviv University with specialization in Pediatric Dentistry from the Hebrew University and Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem. Dr. Petel is a clinical instructor at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry of the Hadassah School of Dental Medicine and formerly a lecturer at the School of Education in Tel Aviv University.  He has many years of experience in private practice and also holds a license in Clinical Hypnosis.  Dr. Petel is involved in dental research and has presented at international conferences.

Dr. Petel is a member of the Israel Society of Dentistry for Children, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The International Association of Pediatric Dentistry and the Israeli Society of Clinical Hypnosis.  Since December 2009, Dr. Petel is Secretary General of the Israel Society of Dentistry for Children.  In July 2013, he was nominated as a member of the national high council of children’s health and pediatrics in the Israeli Ministry of Health.

jrgrecentJoseph R. Greenberg, DMD, FAGD received his dental degree and post doctoral dual specialty training in Periodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics/Periodontal Prosthesis from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he has taught for over 40 years and holds the rank of Clinical Professor of Periodontics.  Dr. Greenberg has been appointed Clinical Professor of Restorative Dentistry at The Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University, where he was Course Director of Advanced Restorative Dentistry for 8 years. He has served on editorial boards of professional and related health magazines, was a member of The Bryn Mawr Hospital dental staff, and has contributed over 20 original articles to the dental literature.  In addition he has served as Team Dentist to the Philadelphia 76ers, and has maintained a private practice in suburban Philadelphia for over 35 years.  Dr. Greenberg has consulted for major dental product manufacturers in research, development and marketing, and has invented the Facial Plane Relator, and the Etched porcelain-fused-to-metal Resin Bonded Bridge.

Dr. Greenberg holds Fellowships in the highly selective American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Philadelphia, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is former executive director and President of the Charles L. Pincus Foundation, founder and 1st President of “Kids Smiles” a non-profit Community Center for Children’s Dental Health, founding Vice President of The National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, and has served many other non-profit volunteer activities and Boards.  He won the first annual Trudi Birger Award from Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity (2005) and the Pennsylvania Dental Association Special Community Service Award (2006) for his work with Kids Smiles.

Recently, Dr. Greenberg served on the Board of Visitors of the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University, and now is a special advisor to the Dean.  He has been selected for the Board of the ADA’s National Give Kids A Smile program. Dr. Greenberg has now given over 100 invited lectures to Dentists and dental students all over the world and at his private Teaching Center.


Steven William Kess, M.B.A., is widely recognized for his critical insight and ability to synthesize public and private coalitions, as well as business and public policy issues.  He is both an entrepreneur and an executive.  Mr. Kess is Vice President of Global Professional Relations, Office of the Chairman & CEO, for Henry Schein, Inc., a Fortune 300 global health care distribution company, where he was instrumental in developing Henry Schein Cares, its corporate social responsibility program.  Mr. Kess is the founding President of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.

An advocate for underrepresented minorities, Mr. Kess has been particularly active in the area of diversity and access to health care for at risk populations.  He has served in a variety of leadership roles in many health care associations, organizations, and trade associations.  He currently is Chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Board of Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and is President of the Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund, Inc.  He serves on the Boards of The Forsyth Institute, Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University School of Dental Medicine, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, Alliance for Oral Health Across Boarders, The University of Illinois at Chicago, and the American Medical Association Foundation.

In addition, Mr. Kess has served on the strategic planning group for the American Veterinary Medical Association Vision 2020 and FDI’s Vision 2020 Program Task Force for developing its strategic plan and defining the explanation of oral health.

dr-allen-finkelstein-photoAllen Finkelstein, DDS is the Chief Executive Officer of Bedford HealthCare Solutions and the former Chief Dental Officer of AmeriChoice/United Health Group which insures over 3.5 million lives in dental government coverage.

In addition to his position at Bedford HealthCare Solutions, he is currently an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry, a Senior Advisor for Oral Health Strategies adjunct faculty member of the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health at A.T. Still University, a member of the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine Dean’s Advisory Board, and is a member of the Board or Council of many other Dental Schools in the U.S. and in Tel Aviv, Israel.
He also holds positions on several state and government committees, associations, projects, and boards, and is active in many community philanthropies and dental outreach programs for the underserved.

Dr. Finkelstein served on the Forensic Staff at the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office after September 11th. He is currently an advisor to the New York City Department of Health for the New York Cares Health Improvement Program, the Public Health Foundation on Oral Health, and other government committees.

Dr. Finkelstein received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and was awarded a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Temple University School of Dentistry. In 2009, Dr. Finkelstein was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the A.T. Still University and in 2011 was awarded the Dr. Harry Strusser Memorial Award from New York University, College of Dentistry. In 2012, Dr. Finkelstein received the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity’s highest honor, the Meritorious Service Award.

Marc Rothman, DMD is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, the Temple University School of Dental Medicine, and completed his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical training at Howard University Hospital and D.C. General Hospital in Washington, D.C.  After his residency, he pursued advanced fellowship training in orthognathic surgery and disorders of the temporomandibular joint.  He is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and is also certified by the National Board of Anesthesia.

Dr. Rothman teaches at the Max Fogel Department of Dental Medicine of the Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia) where he serves as a senior attending and Chief of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.



Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits.  Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider at or to ADA CERP at www.ada/cerp.

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