Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry Courses

The following Clinicians are available to speak in conjunction with Dental Societies or Study Clubs. For more information or courses in your area, please contact the Aurum Ceramic/Classic Continuing Education Department at 1-800-363-3989 or contact us via e-mail.

William Dickerson

Like so many dentists, Dr. Dickerson was busy creating a practice based on the skills and knowledge he obtained in dental school, however he was increasingly frustrated and disenchanted by the traditional approach to dental care.  Developing a “Patient Centered Practice” gave him his passion driven purpose.  Propelled by this new excitement for dentistry, Bill started sharing his passion with other dentists and quickly became recognized as a respected opinion leader and highly sought after speaker as well as one of the most influential people in dentistry.  He was instrumental as a pioneer in the aesthetic revolution as well as igniting the profession’s interest in the physiologically based neuromuscular dentistry.  His focus for the past two decades has been to create a better future for the profession.
In 1993, Dr. Dickerson was asked by Baylor College of Dentistry to develop the first live patient treatment program in the country. Since 1994, Bill’s efforts have been channeled into creating the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI Global), providing an educational forum for advancing our profession.  The construction of the existing campus was opened in 1998 and was expanded to 63,000 square feet of buildings on 4.5 acres of land in 2003 in the beautiful Summerlin area of Las Vegas to create an environment that enhances the learning experience of the attendees.  For the past 20 years, LVI has led the way in continuing education becoming the world's premier post graduate educational center in dentistry. 
Over nine thousand dentists from all over the world have attended LVI and over 10,000 of their patients have been treated there, as well as the thousands of others who have enhanced their practices by attending lectures of Bill’s or reading his books to help dentists achieve their dreams: "The Exceptional Dental Practice", the sequel, "In Search of the Ultimate Practice", "How To Create an Exceptional Aesthetic Practice: Ten Dentists That Have Done It" and "Unleashing the Power of Dentistry." Dr. Dickerson has also published over 500 articles and lectured in every state and most western countries.

From Aesthetic dentistry to scientifically based occlusal approaches, Bill has encouraged, assisted and propelled dentists from over 43 nations to grow and excel and has led the way developing many aesthetic and occlusal techniques, products and procedures that enhance comprehensive restorative procedures.

Heidi Dickerson

Dr. Heidi S. Dickerson is a 1994 graduate of the University of Illinois, School of Dentistry. She began her dental career with a private, neuromuscular-based, restorative practice in Philadelphia, PA. Because of her commitment to excellence and spending countless hours mastering aesthetic, restorative and neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Heidi Dickerson was excited to teach others the optimal possibilities, to integrate into their practices!
From Neuromuscular Occlusion to Full Mouth Reconstruction, Dr. Dickerson teaches a hands-on approach to learning. She holds the prestigious LVIM (Mastership) title at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.  As an international lecturer and corporate leader, she has shared the NM philosophy with dentists around the world.

As an executive administrator and President, she facilitates the operations of the Las Vegas campus and the Australian campus. Expressing her passion, Dr. Dickerson guides and encourages doctors and their teams through the LVI Curriculum. She is the Editor of the Visions Magazine and a featured writer. She is also the creator and producer of LVI TV, a bimonthly dental news source on YouTube.  In 2010, Dr. Heidi Dickerson was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry.  Her goal is to assist dentists in being the best that they can be… by becoming perpetual students of dentistry and life!


dr daniele larose

Dr. Danièle Larose graduated from the University of Montreal’s School of Dental Medicine in 1997. She is in private practice in Ville St. Laurent (a suburb of Montreal) where she focuses on Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Larose has completed several courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) including Advanced Anterior and Occlusion I. She is also a member of the CAED (Canadian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry) as well as the provincial associations ODQ and ACDQ.

 Dr Mark Duncan

Dr. Mark Duncan received his college and post-graduate studies at the University of Oklahoma culminating with a D.D.S. degree in 1995. Following Dental School -, Dr. Duncan vigorously pursued continuing education to grow past what was taught in dental schools; twice being recognized as the leader in the State for Continuing Education. He completed the surgical and prosthetic sections with the Misch Implant Institute earning a Fellowship with the Institute as well as holding Diplomate status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has also earned the Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. He considers his real advance in education to have started with his journey through the Las Vegas Institute where he began to explore and understand the link between the mouth and the rest of the body.

He is a graduate of the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), and was given the honor of being a clinical instructor for the institute in 2002. He was elected to the Board of the IACA (International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics) last year; among the most progressive and dynamic dental organizations in dentistry. He also belongs to many dental organizations and has served as the Editor for the Oklahoma Academy of General Dentistry and on the Board of the Oklahoma County Dental Society as the Program Chair. He has lectured on aesthetics, occlusion, CAD-CAM technology, and practice management nationwide and serves as development consultant to several dental manufacturing companies. In 2007 Dr. Duncan was invited to join the full time faculty at the Las Vegas Institute and has moved to Las Vegas where he teaches with the Institute and maintains a faculty practice.


A Clinical Instructor and Regional Director at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Dr. Abeles maintains a successful aesthetic reconstructive practice in Atlanta, Georgia. He has a special view of life and dentistry that is an inspiration to everyone he meets. A featured speaker for countless dental organizations and published author, Dr. Abeles has helped many doctors develop a unique vision for their practice and has coached doctors and team members to create more happiness and fulfillment in their lives and careers. As a jazz pianist, Fred has performed for three Presidents, numerous Hollywood celebrities and has been a guest artist with the Atlanta Pops Symphony Orchestra.

 dr tony pensak

Dr. Tony Pensak has been in full-time private general dental practice for over 3 decades, with an emphasis on cosmetic reconstructive procedures. He lectures internationally on the subjects of aesthetic dental rehabilitation, practice management and occlusion theory. He has experience with a wide range of approaches to occlusal rehabilitation including Pankey, O.B.I., F.A.C.E., PAC-Live and is one of only several hundred dentists to have completed the Full Mouth Rehabilitation program at L.V.I. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a published Author including recent articles in the CDA Journal and OOOO & E, and is Category II laser certified.

Dr. Pensak is currently engaged in original clinical research in the area of pulpal response to dental materials, and is a clinical evaluator for several major dental manufacturers including Bisco, 3M Espe, and Dentsply.


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Known for his comprehensive and entertaining style, Dr. Louis Malcmacher shows how dentists and staff can easily integrate the newest advances in one hour teeth whitening, no prep porcelain veneers, resin bonding, overhead control, treatment acceptance, and patient financing into their practices through a fast paced, entertaining, and educational seminar. An internationally known lecturer and author, Dr. Malcmacher is a frequent contributor to the dental literature, having lectured on and published numerous articles about adhesive resin dentistry, crown and bridge procedures, practice management, periodontics, esthetic dentistry, and halitosis therapy. He is an evaluator for Clinical Research Associates, a visiting lecturer at a number of Universities, a contributing editor for Dentistry Today, a spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry, a consultant to the Council on Dental Practice of the American Dental Association, a monthly columnist and contributing editor for Dental Economics, a contributing editor for Dentistry Today, an advisor and monthly columnist to, a monthly columnist for The Dentist's Network Newsletter, and has been named one of the Leaders in Continuing Education by Dentistry Today for the tenth straight year. Dr. Malcmacher publishes The Common Sense Dentistry Newsletter, which is received by nearly ten thousand dental professionals each month. He is also a dental industry analyst with the Gerson Lehman Group and advises major financial institutions on opportunities in the dental industry. Dr. Louis Malcmacher maintains a general and cosmetic private practice in Cleveland, Ohio.

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 james mccreight box

James McCreight graduated from the University of Iowa in 1995 and completed an Asvanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program at Naval Center, San Diego, CA.

Dr. McCreight is both a graduate and Clinical Instructor at LVI teaching many of the CORE Programs including the Advanced Functional Dentistry and the Comprehensive Reconstruction Program.

dr sahag

Dr. Sahag Mahseredjian obtained his doctor's degree in Dentistry from the University of Montreal in 1991. His interest in implant dentistry led him to pursue his formation in various prestigious institutes like the Branemark clinic in Sweden, UMDNJ and UCLA