Bourbon & Baby Teeth

2021 Speakers

Dr. Richard Baxter

Conduct a thorough exam on a baby, child, or adolescent, and classify the degree of restriction or the tongue or lip and screen for common symptoms related to these conditions.

Know if the attendee wishes to treat these patients in the office as part of a multidisciplinary team, or refer for care by a trained provider.

List the steps involved in assessing, diagnosing, referring to other specialists, and treating when indicated children with tongue restrictions.

Dr. Baxter is the founder and owner of the Alabama Tongue-Tie Center. He is a nationally recognized speaker on tongue-ties, instructor of the comprehensive course Tongue-Tied Academy, and author of the best-selling book Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More.

He is a board-certified pediatric dentist, Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery, member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Alabama Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Baxter attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry where he graduated at the top of his class. In order to receive a specialty certification in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Baxter attended the residency program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH.

Dr. Baxter enjoys spending time with his wife, Tara, who is a nurse practitioner, and his three girls, Hannah, Noelle, and Molly. And, since he had a tongue-tie himself, and all three of his daughters were treated for tongue- and lip-ties at birth, this field is a personal one.

Dr. Ann Bynum

Most of us became Pediatric Dentists to help kids.  While removing decay and handling challenging behavior cases are noble, how does saving a child from a life of sleep disordered breathing, inflammatory illnesses and cardiac disease sound? During our time together chewing our Bourbon we will discuss:

Why do kids snore?

What maladies are tied to snoring?

How can we help?

Who else can help?

When and how do we address this in our already busy and successful dental practices?

Dr. Ann Bynum is originally from Ocala, Florida.  She did her undergraduate training at Florida State University.  She then attended dental school at the University of Iowa, where she met her husband, Dr. Matt Bynum.  She did two further years of training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.  

Dr. Ann Bynum moved to Greenville, South Carolina in 1997 and opened her practice in Simpsonville.  She has three children of her own (all boys!!) and understands and appreciates the arts of pediatric dentistry and parenting!

Although she had used lasers for much of her dental career, in 2013 she began her journey to learn about TOTs and how best to treat them.  Her goal is to correct sleeping, feeding, and airway issues in her patients before they become bigger issues headed into adulthood.  She has been helping families in the Upstate of South Carolina and surrounding areas for over 8 years with the help of a wonderful supportive team of SLPs, IBCLCs, OTs, PTs, COMs and DCs. 

Dr. Bynum is a Diplomat of the ABPD, a member of the SSPD, the AAPD, ASAP, IAOM, and the ADA.  She has lectured and written numerous articles on customer service, marketing, leadership, teamwork and most recently tethered ties, sleep and airway.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three boys, Matthew, Luke, and John.  She enjoys working ON her practice and travelling.

Dr. LaRee Johnson

Review 2 products that ensure quality clinical outcomes and profitability in pediatric dentistry

Unpack 1 addition to practice modus operandi that will bring energy back to your life

Laugh and commiserate over 3 horror stories and learn how to prevent them in your practice

My role as a pediatric dentist involves cultivating a dental home for all children… even the tricky little ones, anxious ones, or those with special healthcare needs. My team and I perpetuate the culture of a dental home for all children and treat every friend as if they were our own child.

Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Tennessee

Master of Sience – University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry

Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry – University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry

In 2001, I became a board-certified pediatric dentist and was chosen in 2016 to serve as one of six Directors for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I have served as president of the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and am a member of multiple professional organizations. In 2017, I was inducted into the International College of Dentists, an honor given to a very small percentage of dentists for significant contributions to their communities and to the profession of dentistry. I enjoy teaching at UNC, where I hold an adjunct faculty position, and have served as a speaker at both national and international conferences and various venues.

Dr. Juan F Yepes

This seminar will provide to the attendee with the most up-to-date information regarding two common conditions in our adolescents’ patients: Depression and Anxiety.  These two conditions often are present in our patients.  We need to recognize the constellation of signs and symptoms and how they impact oral health.  Furthermore, the pediatric dentist can make a significant positive impact in the treatment of these patients.

After attending this lecture, the participant will be able to:

Understand the current epidemiology of anxiety and depression in children and adolescents

Learn the most updated treatment options for anxiety and depression

Learn the role of the dentist in the identification and treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety and depression

Juan F. Yepes DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH is a professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry and an attending at Riley Children Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Juan F. is also a clinical professor at the University at Buffalo. Juan F. is a dentist (DDS) and a physician (MD) from Javeriana University at Bogotá, Colombia. In 1999, Juan F. moved to the USA and attended the University of Iowa and the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a fellowship and residency in Radiology and Oral Medicine respectively in 2002 and 2004. In 2006, Juan F. completed a Master in Public Health (MPH), and in 2011 a Doctoral Degree in Public Health (DrPH) both with emphasis in Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. In 2008, Juan F. completed a residency program in Dental Public Health at University of Texas, Baylor College of Dentistry. Finally, Juan F. completed a residency program and a master in pediatric dentistry at the University of Kentucky in 2012.

Juan F. is board-certified by the American Boards of Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Medicine, and Dental Public Health. He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Oral Medicine, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Indiana Dental Association, and American Dental Association. Juan F. is a fellow in dental surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh. He is a member of the editorial board of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology. He has many years of experience in medicine, medically compromised children and dental protocols, diagnosis and radiology in children and shares these experiences in outstanding lectures.

Mr. Scott Childress

With a little humor and a dose of blunt honesty, we’ll uncover a few sobering truths about dental marketing.

Discover the Holy Grail of marketing.

Find out what to spend money on, and how you’re being ripped off.

Look at key examples of marketing success.

Scott Childress is the Co-Founder and CEO of Magnify, an internet marketing company focused on the specific marketing needs of pediatric dentists.

For over a decade, Scott has directed the development of websites, social media accounts, local search listings and review building campaigns for nearly 1,000 dentists across forty-seven states and six countries.

Scott has provided presentations and CE lectures for large, well-respected dental groups around the nation including the Yankee Dental Congress, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  Scott is also a member of the AAPD Speakers Bureau.

A graduate of Liberty University, Scott spent over 13 years in the nonprofit world using modern outreach tools for an increasingly tech-savvy donor base. An early adopter of social media, he has been marketing on Facebook since its inception.

Dr. Stephen Wilson

Common sedative agents and regimens for pediatric dental patients

Factors most important in selecting sedatives for the child

Focusing on minimal and moderate depths of sedation

Common emergencies associated with sedation procedures

Office readiness for managing sedation emergencies

The importance of training with your team

Dr. Stephen Wilson is currently the Chief Dental Officer of Blue Cloud Pediatric Surgery Centers, PSC, a corporation with multi-state ambulatory surgery care holdings, and a consultant in the profession of Pediatric Dentistry, specifically in the field of child sedation for dental procedures.  He also is Adjunct Professor in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital consulting on sedation practice in the Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Training Program.  He teaches sedation periodically at UNLV School of Dentistry in the Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Program.  He has served as a faculty member, speaker, and consultant to The Institute for Pediatric Dentistry. 

Dr. Wilson received his dental degree (D.M.D.) and Doctorate in Physiology (Ph.D.) at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.  His residency training in Pediatric Dentistry was done at the University of Louisville and Kosair-Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Wilson also has a Master’s degree (M.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology both of which were obtained from Eastern Illinois University. 

Dr. Wilson is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  He has held the positions of Professor and Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and at Denver Children’s Hospital, and Professor at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Program Director at Columbus (now Nationwide) Children’s Hospital. 

Dr. Wilson has served as a Director of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and as President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  He is the Director of the AAPD-sponsored contemporary Sedation Course which is presented twice a year and includes simulation of sedation emergencies.   He was awarded “Pediatric Dentistry of the Year” by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2007.  He has published over 115 peer-reviewed papers, has written numerous chapters in textbooks and has published his own textbook on sedation of children entitled “Oral Sedation for Dental Procedures in Children”.  He has spoken at numerous local, national, and international meetings.  Dr. Wilson’s research interests and clinical passion includes child behavior in the dental clinic, sedation procedures involving children, and electronic monitoring of physiological systems during sedation.