Speakers Biography

Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

Practicing Prosthodontist in Provo, Utah

About Gordon J. Christensen

- Founder and CEO, Practical Clinical Courses (PCC), an organization focused on international
continuing education
- Co-founder and CEO, Clinicians Report Foundation (CR), which provides unbiased research on
thousands of dental products.
- Practicing prosthodontist in Provo, UT
- Presented over 45,000 hours of continuing education throughout the world
- Published
- Co-founder, CLINICIANS REPORT (previously CRA), a newsletter dedicated to publishing findings
from all areas of dental research
- Author of “Ask Dr. Christenson” in Dental Economics and many other books and articles
- DDS, University of Southern California
- MSD, University of Washington
- PhD, University of Denver
- Honorary Doctor of Science, Utah State University,
- Honorary Doctor of Dental Education and Research, Utah Valley University

Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL

Pediatric Endocrinologist and Researcher

About Dr. Lustig

- Pediatric endocrinologist and researcher at the University of California, San Francisco
- Research examines links between sugar and childhood obesity and other diseases
- Leading public health authority on the impact of sugar fueling diseases
- President and co-founder of the nonprofit Institute for Responsible Nutrition
- Honorary member of the American Academy of Dental Research (AADR)
- Author of New York Times best-selling book: Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease; and The Hacking of the American Mind
- Authored over 105 peer reviewed papers
- BA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976.MD, Cornell University Medical College, 1980.Residency in Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, 1983.Clinical fellowship in pediatric endocrinology, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, 1984
- Postdoctoral fellowship in neuroendocrinology, Rockefeller University, 1986
- Master of Studies in Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Donna Galante, DMD

Board Certified Orthodontist

About Dr. Galante

- Practicing Orthodontist for 28 years
- DMD, dentistry and specialist in orthodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1986
- University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, clinical instructor, 1986–1993
- One of America’s premier experts in orthodontics and Invisalign
- Revenue of orthodontic practice nationally ranks in the top 1%
- Contributing author to two best-selling books: Big Ideas for Your Business; and Power Principles for Success
- Author of It’s All About Millimeters: How Small Changes can Make A Big Impact In Your Business and Your Life
- Clinical instructor and faculty member for Align Technology, the makers of Invisalign

Bob Willard, PhD

Business Case for Sustainability Expert

About Bob Willard

- Leading expert on quantifying the Business Case for Sustainability
- 34-year career with IBM, Canada
- Received PhD in Sustainability from the University of Toronto
- Author: The Sustainability Advantage, The Next Sustainability Wave, Future-Fit Business Benchmark, Sustainability ROI workbook, The  Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook, and The New Sustainability Advantage
- International Society of Sustainability (ISSP):  Certified Sustainability Professional
- ISSP Hall of Fame recipient in 2011
- Presented over a thousand talks to corporate, government, university, and NGO audiences on selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies.

Jason E. McMillan, DMD

Mint Dental Works, Portland, Oregon

About Dr. McMillan

- DMD, Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry, 2000
- Founder of Mint Dental Works in Portland, Oregon
- First LEED-certified dental practice in the United States  
- 2008, Mint Dental Works received LEED Platinum Certification from the United States Green Building Council
- Specialties include benefits and feasibility of sustainable design and operations
- Technical Advisor/participant for ASTM E3014 – 15, Standard Practice for Managing Sustainability in Dentistry – the first global standard for managing sustainability in dentistry

Sheila Margolis, PhD

President of Workplace Culture Institute, LLC

About Sheila Margolis

- Organizational culture expert: President of the Workplace Culture Institute – featured in many newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal.
- Georgia State University’s J Mack Robinson College of Business, faculty member
- PhD, Georgia State University, 1998
- Doctorate in human resource development
- Member of the National Speakers Association
- Author of Building a Culture of Distinction; Job Seeker Manual: A Step-by-Step Guide for Using Culture Fit to Find the Right Place for You; and Finding a Workplace to Call Home
- As an organizational culture expert, she has been quoted in many newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal.
- Technical Advisor/participant for ASTM E3014 – 15, Standard Practice for Managing Sustainability in Dentistry – the first global standard for managing sustainability in dentistry
- Clients include Cingular Wireless, Coca-Cola: CONA Services, American College of Rheumatology, General Mills, Medical Association of Atlanta, Philips PCCI, UPS, and St. Jude’s Recovery Center

Scott Frey, DDS, MSD

Board Certified Orthodontist

About Dr. scott Frey

- Board Certified in Orthodontics
- Private practice in Eastern Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley
- Leading authority on esthetics and digital orthodontics, 3D technology, and cosmetic injectables
- Digital advisory board for Henry Schein Orthodontics
- DDS, University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 2009
- MS, Certificate in Orthodontics, and Orthodontics Residency Program, University of Colorado, 2013
- Fellowships from the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics

Wilhelm Wang, MS

Managing Director, TransReg LLC
Standard Expert

About Wilhelm Wang

- Managing director, Transreg, LLC
- 30 years of experience in petrochemical and chemical industry, high-risk environmental and occupational health and safety compliance, quality system implementation and assessment consulting
- Based in Westwood, New Jersey and Dubai, UAE
- BS, Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
- MS, International Business, St Mary’s College, 1988
- Technical Advisor/participant/funder for ASTM E3014 – 15, Standard Practice for Managing Sustainability in Dentistry – the first global standard for managing sustainability in dentistry
- ISO CASCO Working Group, ISO/PC242 and JPC2 on energy management, ISO/P250 on sustainable event management, ISO/PC 283 on occupational health and safety
- Management, ASTM/APEX Environmental Sustainable Meeting Standard, WRI/WBCSD
- Product Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Protocol Technical Working Group

Brent Nixon, Naturalist

Producer, Director and Actor

About Brent Nixon

- Endangered species researcher and scientist for over 35 years
- Environmental educator: Delivered over 6,000 presentations to a wide range of audiences
- Founder of Adventures in Nature 501 (c) 3
- CEO/President of Nature Talks, a for-profit organization 
- Producer, director, and actor for educational documentaries on the coastal bald eagles, humpback whales, brown and black Bears, and orcas
- Raised funding for Adventures in Nature and the Alaska Whale Foundation
- Aided in the design, creation, and management of our Nation’s first non-captive whale watch park, Lime Kiln Whale Watch Park on San Juan Island, Washington
- Aided in design, creation, and enforcement of the Marine Mammal Sanctuary, in Hawaii
- Often referred to as a David Attenborough type of scientist, with a Robin Williams sense of humor and a level of energy that matches Jim Carrey.

Beverly Oviedo-Allison, MS

Sustainability Consultant, Educator, CMP

About Beverly OVIEDO-AllisoN

- Founder of H.K. Allison Projects for Sustainability
- Founder of Sustainable Solutions by Design
- 25 years of dental management experience
- Researcher and developer, Institute of Innovation at CSU, Monterey Bay – developed and managed the Sustainable Hospitality Symposium, 2010
- International Society of Sustainability Professionals’ task force for creating a certification program for sustainability professionals
- Technical lead for ASTM E3014 – 15, Standard Practice for Managing Sustainability in Dentistry – the first global standard for managing sustainability in dentistry
- ISO/P 250 Sustainable Event Standard – U S representative, secretary: Created an event standard for the 2012 Olympic Games in London
- Courses on sustainable events developed and taught at CSU, Chico, San Francisco State University, and Cal Poly Pomona – course at CSU, Chico was first class in North America to receive certification from the British Standards Institute for developing a sustainable event
- Co-author of Sustainability eGuide
- MS, Instructional Design and Technology, CSU, Monterey Bay; 2010
- Sustainable Management Certificate Program, Presidio Graduate School, 2009
- BA, Instructional Design; BA, Web Communication; and BA, Graphic Design, California State University, Chico
- Certified Meeting Professional  (CMP) – Emeritus

Amarjit Sahota

Founder and President of Ecovia Intelligence

About Amarjit Sahota

- Ecovia is a London-based specialist research, consulting and training firm that specializes on
global sustainable product industries. He has been Involved in the health, wellness and sustainable
industries for over 20 years
- His company holds annual international summits in Amsterdam, Paris, New York, San Francisco,
Hong Kong, Singapore and Sao Paolo on sustainable food, cosmetics and other consumer products
- He has assisted multinationals, government organizations and dedicated product companies which include Organic Valley, Burt’s Bees and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
- His research and analysis has been quoted in Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, BBC World Service, The Economist, Food Chemical News, Nordic Business Report, Asian Business to name a few.
- Author of many books and papers: most recently he published Sustainability: Greening of the
Cosmetics Industry (Wiley and Sons)

Robert (Tito) Norris, DDS


About robert (tito) norris

- Board Certified in Orthodontics
- Founded world’s first LEED-Certified orthodontic practice
- Served as Chief of Orthodontics at Misawa Air Base, Japan
- Completed orthodontics specialty training at Howard University
- Completed General Practice Residency at V.A. Hospital in Washington D.C.
- DDS, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School
- BA, Biology, University of Texas, Austin
- Published several dental publications
- Dr. Robert (Tito) Norris is devoted to creating smiles for a lifetime. His unique background in mechanical engineering provides him with a distinct advantage in mastering the forces, vectors, and movements inherent in performing orthodontic treatment.
- Dr. Norris attended University of Texas at Austin where he received his bachelor’s degree with honors in Biology and a minor in Mechanical Engineering.
- He was salutatorian of this dental school class at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. 
- He completed his orthodontics specialty training at Howard University, and graduating as valedictorian with the highest GPA in the Orthodontic Department’s 
- Dr. Norris joined the Air Force and served as Chief of Orthodontics at Misawa Air Base, Japan. Here he provided orthodontic care to service members and their families.
- In 2010 we completed our office expansion making it the first LEED-Certified orthodontic office in the world. LEED is Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design and is the US Government’s stamp of approval on environmentally responsible office construction.
- Author of many dental publications

Claudio Fernandes, DDS, MDSc, PhD, FADI

Professor of Prosthodontics, UFF, Nova Friburgo, RJ

About Claudio Fernandes

- Professor of Prosthodontics - Dental School of the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) at Nova Friburgo, RJ, since 2007
- Chairman of the Center for Sustainable Dentistry at UFF, since 2011
- Head of the Brazilian Delegation at ISO/TC106 - Dentistry, since 2009
- Chairman of the Academy of Dentistry International - ADI Chapter Brazil
- FDI representative at the Rio+20 UN Summit and Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012
- Consultant for FDI Science Committee, from 2009 to 2017

Visit Iceland

Iceland is a Nordic island nation that lies above a hotspot, the Iceland Plume, which is believed to have formed the island itself. It is characterized by ongoing volcanism and geothermal phenomena such as geysers and hot springs. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power.

Living sustainably is second nature to the Icelandic people. They enjoy sharing information about their lifestyle, which can include baking their bread in the ground or swimming year-round in one of their 120 geothermally-heated public swimming pools. For these reasons, it’s no wonder the World Economic Forum ranked Iceland as the world’s friendliest country for tourists.

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