AAFE Faculty Implant Directors
President, DDS, MAGD
Dr. Louis Malcmacher maintains a cosmetic and general practice in Bay Village, Ohio. He is an internationally recognized lecturer and author, known for his entertaining and comprehensive teaching style. He has vast experience in total facial esthetics and has taught tens of thousands of healthcare professionals in the areas of smile design esthetics and facial injectable therapy. He has also lectured at many major medical and dental meetings throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. Dr. Malcmacher has also been extensively featured in the general media. His interviews have been seen on CNN, Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, 20/20, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Jane, Shape, Washington Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Detroit Free Press, GQ, Edge, Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, and Men’s Health. Dr. Malcmacher is a master of the Academy of General Dentistry, a fellow of the International Association of Dental Facial Esthetics, a fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute, and a visiting lecturer at a number of universities.
Dr. Malcmacher reports no conflicts of interest.
Tim Kosinski, DDS, MAGD
Dr. Kosinski is an Affiliated Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and serves on the editorial review board of Reality, the information source for esthetic dentistry, the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association and recently became Associate Editor of the AGD Journals. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Society of Osseointegration. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and received his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Kosinski has received many honors including Fellowship in the American and International Colleges of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International, is a member of OKU and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Kosinski has placed over 11,000 dental implants, published over 150 articles on the surgical and prosthetic phases of implant dentistry and was a contributor to the textbook, Principles and Practices of Implant Dentistry and Dental Implantation and Technology.
Dr. Kosinski reports no conflicts of interest.
Page Barden, DDS
Dr. Barden was graduated from the University of Detroit and Indiana University in Periodontics.
He has taught at the University of Detroit School of Dentistry, Indiana University Dental School
and the Misch Implant Institute as well as lectured in the United States and South America.
Currently he practices in Cumming GA where he maintains a general practice devoted to
improving the quality of life to those he serves.
Dr. Barden reports no conflicts of interest.
Patti Bradley, DMD
Dr. Patti Bradley has over two decades of involvement in the practice of general dentistry. She received her B.S. degree in dental hygiene from Marquette University, and then received her D.M.D. degree from the University of Louisville. She and her husband maintain a multi-doctor general practice in Greensboro, Georgia. Dr. Bradley has completed extensive training and practical experience in a variety of areas including full mouth rehabilitation, cosmetic dentistry, conscious sedation, orthodontics, TMJ therapy and dental implants. She has been placing dental implants since 2009. Dr. Bradley is a member of numerous organizations, is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and is a master of the International Dental Implant Association.
Dr. Bradley reports no conflicts of interest.
Paul Bylis, DDS
Dr. Bylis received his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College of Pharmacy in 1982. He graduated with honors from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1986 and then completed a general practice residency with the Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C. He has been in private practice in Anne Arundel County, Maryland since 1987. The focus of his practice is on comprehensive care with a strong emphasis on cosmetics
Dr. Bylis serves as clinical instructor in the Advanced General Dentistry Residency at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He also lectures for Dentsply Corporation on restorative techniques. His most recent appointment is as Implant Director for the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) where he is responsible for providing hands-on implant training.
Dr. Bylis reports no conflicts of interest.
Xhoana Gjelaj, DMD, MAGD
Dr. Gjelaj is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University. She has established two dental practices in Tarpon Springs and Trinity FL. Her robust, post-graduate training enables her to offer a comprehensive approach to total patient wellness and dental health. Her commitment to the art and profession of dentistry has earned her recognition among peers and mentors alike.
She is one of the few dentist in North America to be bestowed the Mastership of Academy of General Dentistry. She is a Master of International Congress of Oral Implantology, and a Fellow of Misch International Implant Institute. Dr. Gjelaj also mentors at the Cerec Doctors and the Spear Education at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry.
Dr. Gjelaj reports no conflicts of interest.
Dana Keiles, DMD
Dr Dana Gelman Keiles maintains a successful facial aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry practice in Westchester County New York. She specializes in Oral Medicine, and focuses on comprehensive care of phobic patients as well as medically complicated patients. Dr. Keiles completed a fellowship in Oral Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, graduated with her DMD from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from Columbia University. In addition to her private practice Dana is active in the business side of dental products and consults with a few private companies on potential dental acquisitions. She was the medical director of Propel Orthodontics and OGI vibration helping develop and launch their suite products. Dr Keiles was one of the original national trainers for Invisalign and certified many of the first general dentists to use clear aligners. With a slant towards whole body health, fitness and nutrition , she appreciates the importance of comprehensive facial aesthetics in overall healthy function and appearance for her patients.
Dr. Keiles reports no conflicts of interest.
Vladimir Lempert, DDS
Dr. Vladimir Lempert graduated from UMDNJ College of dentistry in 1991, and completed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center from 1991-1992. Dr. Lempert opened his dental office in Brooklyn, NY in 1992.
Dr. Lempert is a general practitioner who specializes in the placement and installation of implants, as well as root canals, dentures, veneers, extractions and more. He and his colleagues specialize in almost every sort of dental procedures that you or any member of your family may need. These include cosmetic dentistry including veneers, crowns, teeth whitening and bonding.
With a distinct dedication to professionalism, every patient, no matter how fearful they may be of dentists, gets a comforting and painless experience at our office. Dr. Lempert and the staff will always try to make the dental experience as gentle and pleasant as possible. Additionally, Dr. Lempert is also bi-lingual, speaking fluent Russian.
Dr. Lempert reports no conflicts of interest.
Chris Rafoth, DDS
Dr. Chris Rafoth has called Puget Sound his home for almost 40 years. He received his Bachelor of Science in marine biology from the University of Puget Sound. His Doctorate in Dental Science before establishing Cascadia Dentistry in 1999 from Creighton University. He currently lectures to dentists in the US and abroad on a variety of topics. In private practice, Dr. Rafoth provides his patients with top-notch care and the latest in dental technology. The provide many services including facial esthetics, oral surgery, dental implants, sleep apnea technology, orthodontics, and more. He is committed to the best care he can provide to his patients.
Dr. Rafoth reports no conflicts of interest.
Janet Hatcher Rice, DDS
Dr. Janet Hatcher Rice is an author, lecturer and laser enthusiast who practices Cosmetic and Spa Dentistry in Bristol, Tennessee. She incorporated laser technology into her practice in 1993, and has lectured on lasers for the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, the Yankee Dental meeting and many more. Dr. Rice is a 1985 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia. In 1999, she received the Leon Goldman Award of Clinical Excellence from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and became their first female President in 2004. Dr. Rice also holds a RDH degree from ETSU and practiced dental hygiene from 1977 to 1985. Dr. Rice graduated in 1985 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Medical College of Virginia. After 11 years in group practice, she established her solo practice in 1996 and brought her unique perspective to dentistry by incorporating laser technology into an boutique-like cosmetic practice setting.
Professional affiliations include membership in the America Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Women Dentists, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry. She holds honorary fellowships from the American and International College of Dentists, and received her Fellowship from The Academy of General Dentistry in 2013. Dr. Rice is a past president of the American Association of Women Dentists and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Dr. Rice reports no conflicts of interest.
Larry Schmakel, DDS
Dr. Lawrence Schmakel maintains a general practice in Sylvania, OH with a broad spectrum of services which include Total Facial Esthetics, TMD and Sleep Apnea, Implants, Invisalign, Cerec and BioLase Technology. He graduated from The Ohio State University and has attended all the Continuum’s at the LD Pankey Institute. He received his Fellowship Award from the AGD in 1991.
Dr. Schmakel is a member of many dental organizations, including the Toledo Dental Society, (where he is currently Secretary-Treasurer and will be president in 2018), the Chicago Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, (where he received the Fellowship Award in 1991), the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Ohio Dental Association, the Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), where he currently serves as both an Implant Director and Mentor, CerecDoctors.com, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, (AADSM), He’s also a past Advisor to the Ohio Dental Association for Sports Dentistry and a past spokesman for the Ohio Dental Association.
He is also on the Board of Advisors at Owens Community College for both their Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting and EFDA Programs.
Dr. Schmakel also takes care of the annual dental exams for the Detroit Tigers, and is the Team Dentist for the Student Athletes at the University of Toledo.
Dr. Schmakel reports no conflicts of interest.
Terry Slocum, DMD
Terry Slocum, DMD, and his wife, Beth Slocum, DMD, an AAFE faculty member, have been practicing near Atlanta since 1995. He has degrees from Auburn University and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Oral surgery and dental implants are his most enjoyable clinical procedures. He employs simple techniques that are well accepted by patients. When not in the office, he may be fly fishing, sailing, flying, riding a motorcycle or woodworking.
Dr. Slocum reports no conflict of interest.
Kathryn Sneed, DMD
Dr. Kathryn A. Sneed completed her dental degree at the University of Kentucky, and completed her masters in business with a specialization in healthcare management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Dr. Sneed has a successful family and cosmetic dental practice in Collierville, TN (a suburb of Memphis). Dr. Sneed has completed advanced training in IV and oral sedation for children and adults, Botox and Fillers, Esthetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Dental Implants, Endodontics, and the Business of Dentistry. She is a fellow in the AGpO, and a Fellow in the Midwest Implant Institute. She is an accredited member of the AAFE, and is actively pursuing accreditation in the AACD. She is a member of the AACD, AGD, TGD, TAACD, DOCS, CMDA, AAWD, and the AAFE. Dr. Kathryn Sneed has been on faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina, and has taught fitness classes and Bible Studies for more than a decade. Dr. Sneed enjoys teaching, and is excited to be a part of the amazing faculty at AAFE.
Dr. Sneed reports no conflicts of interest.
Ira Stier, DDS
Dr. Ira Stier has 28 years of clinical experience during which time his has successfully built his practice in 2 locations. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia, School of Dentistry, and maintains memberships in the ADA, AAID and the AAFE. His progressive practice has grown to include a health and wellness mindfulness that includes botox, fillers, facial pain, sleep dentistry and weight loss. He has also trained dozens of colleagues in Implantology in which he has personally placed over 8000 implants using both advanced grafting and perioplastic surgery techniques.
Dr. Stier reports no conflict of interest.
Tom Streko, DMD
Dr. Thomas C Streko is a graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, with a degree in Biological Sciences and Psychology. He received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He has made a career of continuing education and has developed expertise in all aspects of dentistry emphasizing on implant placement, surgical procedures, and complete rehabilitation of the dentition. Using advanced concepts in general dentistry, Dr Streko delivers the highest quality of comprehensive dentistry in addition to TMJ therapy, Ozone dentistry and dental facial esthetics with Botox and dermal fillers.
Dr. Streko reports no conflicts of interest.
Ric Zambito, DDS
Dr. Ric Zambito is a graduate of West Virginia University Dental School and brings with him 36 years of private practice experience. He is an active member of AACD, AGD, ADA and AAID and Fellow/Mentor for AAFE. Dr. Zambito has always had a passion in education and helping other dentists develop their skills. He is President of IPM (Integrity Practice Management). He has extensive implantology studies completing his fellowship at MII (Midwest Implant Institute). He has experience lecturing at the institute as well as at the yearly symposium and has also served as President of the fellowship. Dr. Zambito is highly regarded for his cutting edge skills and delivering the highest quality in comprehensive dentistry.
Dr. Zambito reports no conflicts of interest.
Suzanne M. Haley
Dr. Suzanne Haley has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry on the coast of Georgia for over 22 years. She graduated from the University of Georgia, Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry with honors. Dr. Haley's practice on St. Simons Island, GA concentrates on cosmetic and sedation dentistry, sleep dental medicine, and TMJ therapeutics. She is committed to continuing education and being on top of the latest technology offered in Dentistry to provide the best treatment for her patients. Dr. Haley is a member of the ADA, GDA, AAFE, AADSM, DOCS, and SEDS. She is excited how providing Botox and dermal fillers to her patients has been a wonderful addition to her practice and wants to share that knowledge and excitement.
Dr. Haley reports no conflicts of interest.
For the past twenty years Dr. Vesna Sutter has prided herself on changing people’s lives. A smile is the strongest most genuine thing people can share with one another and she has dedicated her life to helping as many people as she can achieve the smile of their dreams. She is a 1986 graduate of Loyola Dental School and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois Champaign- Urbana. The field of dentistry is constantly changing and in order to provide her patients with the best opportunities to change their lives Dr. Sutter has taken over 500 hours of continuing education in Implants, Sedation, Orthodontics, TMJ Disorders, Cosmetic Dentistry, Facial Esthetics, and Sleep Disorder Breathing Dentistry. She is an active member of many organizations.
Dr. Sutter reports no conflicts of interest.
David de Jongh
Dr. de Jongh is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and obtained his Doctor of Dentistry from the University of Texas Dental Branch Houston. He has made a career of continuing education and has developed expertise in all aspects of dentistry emphasizing: implant placement, surgical procedures and complete rehabilitation of the dentition. Using advanced concepts in general dentistry, Dr. de Jongh delivers the highest quality in comprehensive restorative dentistry in addition to sophisticated advancements of total facial aesthetics to enhance appearance and aid in skin rejuvenation while preserving youthfulness.
Dr. de Jongh reports no conflicts of interest.
Dr. Benjamin “Ryan” Fleming maintains a cosmetic and general dental practice in Charleston, SC. After graduating from Ohio Dominican University Magna Cum Laude in 2002, he attended “The” Ohio State University College of Dentistry graduating in 2007 and obtaining his IV sedation certification along the way. Dr. Fleming is a member of the ADA, SCDA, AGD, AAOP, AACD and is an active member and mentor for the AAFE. He currently focuses on therapeutic application of toxins as well as full facial esthetics. He also enjoys full mouth rehabilitation in patients that have had failed treatment in the past and due to this are now limited in their treatment options. Dr. Fleming works closely with a large ENT group in Charleston for the treatment of TMJ disorders and associated migraines with a large pool of his pain patients being referred by their group. Outside of the dental field, Dr. Fleming enjoys mountain biking, climbing, skiing, golfing and most importantly, Ohio State Football.
Dr. Fleming reports no conflicts of interest.
Mason Miner, DDS
Dr. Mason Miner is a general dentist in Durango, Colorado. He is a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry. Following dental school, he completed a 2 year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of Missouri Kansas City. During his residency he focused on and was trained by specialists in the placement and restoration of dental implants. His practice has an emphasis in laser dentistry, facial esthetics as well as the surgical placement and restoration of implants. Dr. Miner currently serves on the Colorado Dental Board. Outside the office Dr. Miner enjoys traveling and the outdoors. He especially enjoys skiing, mountain biking and going to the lake with his family.
Dr. Miner reports no conflicts of interest.
Richard A. Siegel, DDS
Dr. Rick Siegel graduated from the College of Wooster in 1981 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. While there he wrote an independent Study Thesis on Biofeedback. Since then he has become a Certified Heartmath Practioner as well as a Certified Heartmath Trainer, focusing on resilience building and stress reduction. Dr.Siegel earned these certificates from the Heartmath Institute and has written articles on Stress Reduction for Dentists as well as Techniques for Handling Patients Needle Anxiety. Dr. Siegel is currently utilizing Heartmath techniques with athletes, building resilience, decision making during competition, and increased reaction times with High School and College wrestlers.
In 1985 Dr. Siegel graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He is an Accredited member and Trainer with The American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and Fellow Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He has extensive continuing education in Full Mouth Reconstruction, Laser Dentistry, Dental Implants, Cosmetic Dentistry, Botox and Dermal Fillers, and spends a significant amount of his time treating patients with TMD and Orofacial pain.
Dr. Siegel is a general dentist in Columbus Ohio and has been practicing for 30 years.
Dr. Siegel reports no conflicts of interest.