Meet Our Faculty

Eric Farmer

Eric Farmer

Faculty Director

Dr. Eric Farmer graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 1991 after earning an undergraduate degree in Biology. Since then, Dr. Farmer has taken more than 1800 hours of advanced continuing education and has had the honor of serving patients for more than 20 years in family and cosmetic dentistry at his Wichita, KS practice.He is a gifted teacher and thrilled at the tremendous distinction to mentor colleagues in their studies.

“It’s a privilege to play an even greater role in assisting my colleagues with re-igniting their ‘why’ and accelerating their professional growth,” shared Dr. Farmer. “I’m proud to accept this position because I know it will only intensify my passion for teaching.”

Dr. Farmer is a member of the American Dental Association, the Kansas Dental Association, has Fellowship status with the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and has Master status with BioResearch. Among his many other accomplishments, Dr. Farmer has been voted by his dental peers as one of the Top Dentists in Wichita and served as President of the Wichita District Dental Society.

Lee Gary

Lee Gary

Director of Professional Development

Dr. Lee Gary graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry and since then has had a strong focus on continuing education completing 100 hours of CE a year. His multi-location private practice in Mississippi focuses on comprehensive and cosmetic dentistry.

In addition to being an active member of The American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and The Academy of General Dentistry Dr. Gary has won several awards including:

Six Month Smiles National Practice of the Year
Best of the Best Dentist and Cosmetic Dentist in Mississippi for the last 3 years
Top 10 Finalist in the Mississippi Business Journal Top 50 Under 40
Small Business of the Year Award 2017
Best Place to Work award

After completing courses with Clinical Mastery Series he knew he wanted to empower other dentists with the same passion, success and satisfaction he discovered through mentorship. Dr. Gary loves team building and efficiency as well as the entrepreneurial side of dentistry. You can often find him sharing his knowledge with other dentists to help them find success.

Nada Albatish

Nada Albatish

Clinical Faculty

Dr. Nada Albatish owns and operates a multi-disciplinary practice All Smiles Dental Centre
just north of Toronto. As a consummate learner, Dr. Albatish has committed herself to advanced continuing education, first by completing a GPR residency immediately out of dental school, followed by hundreds of hours of CE each year.

Dr. Albatish’s love for complex and rehabilitative dentistry, has focused her work and earned distinction in the industry and among her peers. She is honored to serve as Faculty for Clinical Mastery Series.

As a speaker, author and key opinion leader, Dr Albatish is inspired by helping her fellow dentists to achieve excellence, predictability and confidence in their craft. She acts as a mentor and support system for clinicians around North America and is incredibly committed to the success of others and to the advancement of the dental profession at large.

Alla Brown

Alla Brown

Clinical Faculty

Dr. Alla Brown owns a private practice in Buford, Georgia. Her primary focus is on comprehensive esthetic and functional dentistry. Upon graduation from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 2005, she realized the need for advanced learning and has turned higher education in dentistry into her passion. Completing over 100 hours of continuing education a year, she is involved with several continuum courses, has completed four synergy training programs with a concentration on implant-supported full mouth rehabilitations.

Dr. Brown received her fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry and is in the process of obtaining accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Brown is involved in several volunteer projects around the state as well as provides dental care through the Give Back a Smile Foundation. She is an active Member of Hinman Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, as well as Georgia, and American Dental Associations.

Dr. Brown serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University and enjoys mentoring students and dentists newer to the profession. She is excited to be a part of the Clinical Mastery Series and to share her extensive knowledge and experience with her colleagues.

Chris Catalano

Chris Catalano

Clinical Faculty

Dr. Chris Catalano graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and currently practices in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has pursued extensive post-graduate education in cosmetics, full mouth rehabilitation, occlusion, orthodontics and practice management. He had the privilege of working as an associate of Dr. David Hornbrook, learning from one of dentistry’s masters in cosmetic dentistry. With this associateship brought a unique opportunity to be part of many hands-on live patient programs at Pac-Live learning from so many gifted clinicians and lab ceramists. Following his passion for education, Dr. Catalano has worked as a clinical mentor in live patient hands-on courses with The Hornbrook Group and Clinical Mastery. He is also a part-time clinical instructor at UOP School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Dr. Catalano brings with him experience, energy and the tools to help you reach for your goals. www.chriscatalano.com

Sam Cress

Sam Cress

Clinical Faculty

Samuel E. Cress, D.D.S., director of The Center for Craniofacial & Dental Sleep Medicine located in Sugar Land, Texas, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Dental Branch. Dr. Cress also completed his residency in Dental Sleep Medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston and his residency in TMD through the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

In addition to his practice specializing in dental sleep medicine, TMD, cosmetic and Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Dr. Cress is a clinical instructor where he teaches other dentists the benefits of Airway Conscious Dentistry as well as diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from TMD. He has successfully treated OSA and TMD patients since 2009 and he is a featured speaker at industry conferences and educational seminars. Dr. Cress pursues ongoing advanced education in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine, TMD, Cosmetic and Full Mouth Reconstructive Dentistry and currently holds a duel patent on an oral appliance for the treatment of OSA and TMD, recently granted FDA clearance. Dr. Cress has several published articles in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine.

In addition to his practice specializing in dental sleep medicine, TMD, cosmetic and Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Dr. Cress is a clinical instructor where he teaches other dentists the benefits of Airway Conscious Dentistry as well as diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from TMD. He has successfully treated OSA and TMD patients since 2009 and he is a featured speaker at industry conferences and educational seminars. Dr. Cress pursues ongoing advanced education in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine, TMD, Cosmetic and Full Mouth Reconstructive Dentistry and currently holds a duel patent on an oral appliance for the treatment of OSA and TMD, recently granted FDA clearance. Dr. Cress has several published articles in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Cress is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, American and Texas Dental Associations, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Greater Houston Dental Society. Dr. Cress has been in private practice in Sugar Land, Texas for 20 years and Directs the Sleep and OSA program through Clinical Mastery Series.

Josephine Franzese

Josephine Franzese

Clinical Faculty

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Eric Jones

Eric Jones

Clinical Faculty

Dr. Eric W. Jones graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Jones pursued extensive post-graduate training accumulating over 1000 hours of continuing education in occlusion, cosmetics, full mouth rehabilitation, implant surgery and prosthetics, practice management, and IV sedation. Dr. Jones maintains a private practice outside of Atlanta, Georgia, focusing on achieving exceptional results for both simple and complex esthetic and functional problems. He is honored to serve as a mentor and passionate about helping other colleagues implement their training and knowledge after seeing the transformation in his own practice from partnering with Gold Dust and Clinical Mastery. Dr. Jones is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Hinman Dental Society and has also been awarded Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. www.jonessmiles.com

Erik Mendelsohn

Erik Mendelsohn

Clinical Faculty

Dr. Erik Mendelsohn practices in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. He graduated with a degree in Medical Dentistry from Temple University in May of 2005. A lifelong learner, Dr. Erik’s thirst for knowledge has taken him throughout the country as he continues to remain on the cutting-edge of dentistry. That, along with his enthusiasm for the profession and his exceptional clinical skills, has made him a provider of choice. He is passionate about providing his patients with the highest quality dental care available. Dr. Erik is passionate about learning and sharing that with others.

Memberships:

  • Invisalign trained with world renown the Dr. David Galler
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Fellow of the ADIA (American Dental Implant Association)
  • Fellow of the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantology)
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • South Jersey Implant Study Club
Lauren Shepard

Lauren Shepard

Clinical Faculty

Dr. Lauren Shepard has a private practice in Katy, Texas, since 2008 with a focus on comprehensive dentistry, smile design, and full mouth rehabilitation. As an alumni of Clinical Mastery Series, Dr. Shepard had successfully integrated the advanced concepts and is passionate about helping others realize their potential in their profession by serving as on Faculty with CMS.

Dr. Shepard attended Texas A&M University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in biomedical science. After undergrad, she earned her dental degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch. Her excitement and dedication to her craft have led her to the constant and never-ending pursuit of advanced education.

Josh Stelzer

Josh Stelzer

Clinical Faculty

Dr.  Stelzer is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry. He furthered his education with an Advanced Dental Residency from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Stelzer of Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania maintains a private dental practice. He has developed a distinct dental practice with a reputation for creating outstanding dentistry. His results and beautiful dentistry range from simple to complex. With an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, his success with dental implants,  smile design, and full mouth rehabilitation are supported by his foundation on occlusion. Dr. Stelzer had pursued extensive continuing education with a focus on aesthetics, dental implants, occlusion, and smile design. He completed the Clinical Mastery Series and now is pleased to give back as a Clinical Mentor. He also completed the Biomet/3i Synergy  Training Program–Comprehensive Training in Restorative Implant  Dentistry. He is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic  Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Academy of General  Dentistry. www.stelzerdental.com

Chad Yenchesky

Chad Yenchesky

Clinical Faculty

Dr. Chad V. Yenchesky graduated in 2002 from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where he was selected to study abroad for six months in 2001 at Denmark’s Royal Dental College within the University of Aarhus in Aarhus, Denmark. Since his graduation, Dr. Yenchesky has pursued excellence through postgraduate education in cosmetics, occlusion, full mouth rehabilitation, implant placement along with restoration, TMD/facial pain therapy, and dental sleep medicine therapy while accumulating an excess of 1300 hours of continuing education over the past 10 years, including the Hornbrook Group and TMJ & Sleep Research Therapy continuums. Dr. Yenchesky practices in De Pere, Wisconsin, located just outside of Green Bay in a comprehensive family practice that focuses on providing the highest standard of dental care while he integrates all aspects of his postgraduate education. He is honored to instruct with Clinical Mastery Series in the areas of Occlusion, Anterior Aesthetics, and Full Mouth Rehabilitation. In addition, his passion and energy are evident as a member of BioResearch’s Dentist Development & Education Team. Dr. Yenchesky is currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Crown Council, the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, and many local and state associations. www.foxviewdental.com

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Clinical Mastery Series serves as a host to an array of educators who empower dentists from across the country to master their restorative skills, business acumen, and practices. We believe by investing and offering the latest in cutting-edge education and experience, we can contribute to the success of many. By creating a platform that includes seminar events, web-based offerings, diagnostic/treatment planning roundtables, and live patient observation and instruction, we provide a broad base of opportunity for everyone, from the seasoned veteran to the new graduate. We are privileged simply to host this contribution to the profession. Welcome to Clinical Mastery Series! Learning is abundant and fun is guaranteed.

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