Speakers’ Bureau

The Dental Advisor speakers address many different organizations, educating hygienists, dental assistants, and dentists.

Speakers recently lectured to hygienists in Novi, Michigan, Dental Assistants in Toledo, and welcomed new dentists in Ann Arbor.   to schedule a speaker for your organization.

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Lecture Topics

The Speakers’ Bureau offers continuing education courses on a wide variety of topics for dentists, hygienists, assistants, lab technicians, and office teams. Each topic can be 1-2 hour, half-day and full-day lectures. Topics can be combined and adapted for a custom presentation.  To book a speaker, or for more information, contact:  Mary Yakas(734) 665-2020 ext. 129 or

asset_upload_file301_11036Dr. John M. Powers

John M. Powers, PhD graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in chemistry in 1967 and a Ph.D. in dental materials and mechanical engineering in 1972. He received an honorary Ph.D. from the Nippon Dental University in 2011. He received the E.B. Clark Award from the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry in 2012. He received the 2013 IADR Distinguished Scientist – Wilmer Souder Award. Dr. Powers is Senior Editor of THE DENTAL ADVISOR and Clinical Professor of Oral Biomaterials, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Dr. Powers has authored more than 1000 scientific articles, abstracts, books, and chapters. He is co-author of the textbook, Dental Materials – Properties and Manipulation, and co-editor of Craig’s Restorative Dental Materials and Esthetic Color Training in Dentistry. He serves on the editorial boards of many dental journals. He has given numerous scientific and professional presentations in the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe, and Asia. Esthetic Color Training in Dentistry. He lectures internationally on research in dental materials.

asset_upload_file643_11036Dr. Sabiha S. Bunek

Dr. Sabiha S. Bunek is Editor-in-Chief of THE DENTAL ADVISOR, leading a team of researchers and clinicians in reporting evidence-based clinical and laboratory properties of dental products and equipment. As a principal partner and CEO of THE DENTAL ADVISOR, she is leading future generations in connecting science and clinical practice. Dr. Bunek was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and earned her D.D.S. from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (GO BLUE!).

Dr. Bunek lectures on topics related to adhesives, ceramics, cementation, and CAD/CAM technology.  She is a published author and has been nationally recognized by Dental Products Report, who named her one of the top 25 Women in Dentistry in the areas of research and education. Dr. Bunek currently serves on the Executive Board of Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD) and is a visiting faculty for the Dawson Academy. She maintains a full-time practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan, focusing on esthetic and comprehensive restorative dentistry.

asset_upload_file446_11036Dr. Julius Bunek

Dr. Bunek is a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan. He received University Honors as an undergraduate, the Russell W. Bunting Award in clinical periodontics as a dental student, and the Billy A. Smith Patient Rapport Award for exemplary communication skills and empathy in patient care as a periodontal resident. After graduation Dr. Bunek received the prestigious Sigurd P. Ramfjord Award for Excellence for outstanding performance during his graduate training. He was selected nationally as a finalist for the highly venerated American Academy of Periodontology Foundations Dr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Kramer Scholar Award for Excellence. Dr. Bunek is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, characterizing his commitment to continued education and practicing at the highest standard of care.

Dr. Bunek maintains a private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is IV Sedation certified. He is a strong believer in collaborative diagnosis and team work with his referring doctors to achieve the highest level of patient care. He lectures nationally on a variety of topics including advancements in surgical techniques and dental implants, with a focus on growing interdisciplinary knowledge.

Dr. Fionna Collins

Dr. Fiona Collins

Dr. Collins graduated as a general dentist from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and holds an MBA and an MA from Boston University in the United States. Fiona is a published author and has written in the areas of dental caries and prevention, dentifrices, biofilm, patient compliance, tobacco cessation, dental materials and infection prevention. She has lectured nationally and internationally, and given presentations in North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and the Middle  East. During her career, she has lived and worked in five countries. Fiona is a writer, editor, speaker, consultant and faculty member at OSAP CORE Boot Camp meetings. Dr. Collins is a member of the American Dental Association; the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP); the ADA Standards Committee working groups on dental terminology and  sterilizers; the British Society of Dental Hygiene Therapists Publications Committee; and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

asset_upload_file213_11036John Molinari, PhD

Dr. Molinari received a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He was a full-time faculty member at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry for 32 years, where he served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Molinari is now Director of Infection Control at THE DENTAL ADVISOR. He has published over 300 scientific articles, text chapters, and abstracts in the areas of microbiology and immunology, and lectures nationally and internationally on infectious diseases and infection control.  Dr. Molinari is co-author of the text Cottone’s Practical Infection Control in Dentistry. His activities also include serving as a consultant for the CDC, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, Council on Dental Practice, and Detroit hospitals in the areas of infectious disease and infection control. Dr. Molinari also was appointed and served as Chair-man of the State of Michigan Governor’s Risk Reduction and AIDS Policy Commission. He has been the infection control section editor for The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and a member of the Editorial Board for The Journal of the American Dental Association.