2020 BABT Speakers

Neil Warshawsky, DDS, MS

“Learning how to time Interceptive orthodontics: Timing is Everything!”

Learning objectives:

  • Why do you refer an adolescent for orthodontic care?
  • When DO you refer the adolescent to the orthodontist?
  • What are you looking for?
  • Where can you apply force to make changes that are effective and efficient?
  • How do you hold the corrections that you have just created?


Dr. Warshawsky attained all of his college training from the University of Illinois where he earned a total of five college degrees, culminating in his Orthodontic Certificate. When he is not in his private practice, Dr. Warshawsky is an Associate Professor of Orthodontics at the Craniofacial Center at the University of Illinois Health Center. With more than 18 years of cleft palate team experience and a vast knowledge of 3D imaging, he manages a large majority of the craniofacial cleft palate orthodontic cases. Dr. Warshawsky may be found on the road some 40+ times per year lecturing to audiences literally around the world on a number of subjects including building clear aligners, lingual orthodontics, and the use of fixed skeletal anchorage for more efficient mechanics.

Eric Hans, DMD

“Can You Feel It?  The Secret to Pediatric Dental Practice Success.”

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the relationship of feelings and culture.
  • Describe the different dental practice cultures and their impact on the practice.
  • Show what and how practices can do to make a positive change on their practice culture.
Eric S. Hans, D.M.D. obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from New York University and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine from The University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Hans completed a General Practice Residency at Peninsula Hospital Center in New York, and a Residency in Pediatric Dentistry at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.  Dr. Hans is married to the love of his life Rachael for more than twenty years.  They have three teenage children, Melissa, Josh and Carly.   Dr. Hans served as President of the Pennsylvania Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and served on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery-Bucks Dental Society.  Dr. Hans has presented at the Annual Session of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and has lectured at the Liberty Dental Conference in Philadelphia.

Kristine Graziozo, DMD

“Don’t Burn Out…Get Fired Up!!”

Learning objectives:

Dr Grazioso will share her tips on how to continue to love pediatric dentistry and not “burn out” :
  • Achieve personal happiness
  • Find what motivates you
  • Lead your team to success
Dr. Kristine “Love Peace” Grazioso founded South Shore Children’s Dentistry in 1999 in Cohasset, MA with the vision of helping to raise a generation of children who love going to the dentist, rather than fear it. Two decades later, she continues to love everything about being a pediatric dentist and a practice owner.  She is a passionate advocate for the children she serves and has an affinity for those with Special Healthcare Needs. Dr. Grazioso is a founding member and current Vice President of the Massachusetts Dentist Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes Independent Dentistry and Quality Care of patients. She enjoys sharing her zest for life with others and is grateful every single day.

Amy Luedemann-Lazar, DDS, MS

“Such a Small Thing, the Tongue, Yet Capable of Setting the Medical and Dental Community of Fire!”

Learning objectives:

  • Critical Importance of Team Approach: Stop the “cut and go”
  • Mastering the Surgical Technique: With any laser or instrument
  • Newer Non-Surgical Approach to Releases: “Babylase and OralaseTherapy”

Dr. Amy L. Luedemann-Lazar started as a dental assistant and went on to put herself through school. She graduated with honors in her undergraduate studies of Nutrition and Psychology. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2005 from the University of Texas Dental Branch – Houston. She then traveled to Seattle, Washington where she received her Pediatric Specialty Training and a Masters degree from the University of Washington. After completing her formal training, she worked at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, which was recently ranked a Top 10 children’s hospital in the US. She served on the craniofacial team there and worked extensively with children who had special healthcare needs. Additionally, Dr. Luedemann served as an Acting Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Luedemann-Lazar is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In her practice of pediatric dentistry, Dr. Luedemann-Lazar has become well known for her expertise in pediatric, laser (no-shot) dentistry.