LVI Visions Contributors
Dr. Heidi S. Dickerson is a 1994 graduate of the University of Illinois, School of Dentistry. She began her dental career with a private, Physiologic Based, restorative practice in Philadelphia, PA. Because of her commitment to excellence and spending countless hours mastering aesthetic, restorative and Physiologic Dentistry, Dr. Heidi Dickerson was excited to teach others the optimal possibilities, to integrate into their practices!
From Physiologic Based Dentistry 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 Physiologic Based Dentistry philosophy with dentists around the world. In 2010 and 2017, Dental Products Report named Dr. Dickerson one of the Top Women in Dentistry.
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. Her goal is to assist dentists in being the best that they can be… by becoming perpetual students of dentistry and life!
Sherry Blair is an instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and has over 40 years of experience managing each and every system in the dental practice. Over these years she has attended or been a part of ten different practice management groups. Sherry has combined all this acquired knowledge and personal experience to create an inspired, effective, and motivational curriculum that refines the systems surrounding the patients’ total experience with a dental practice.
In her present position as the Team Director of the Dynamic Team Course and Consultant at the Las Vegas Institute, she travels internationally conducting in-office consultations focusing on Customized Team Support. Sherry’s enthusiasm, humor, successful strategies, and kind nature make her a consultant in high demand nationwide. Her extensive exposure to most forms of practice management and dental systems, as well as her strong focus on patient satisfaction, makes her a specialist in her field.
Dr. Barton grew up in Jacksonville Florida and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 1986. He chose to remain in Jacksonville and has been practicing dentistry in his private practice, Admira Dentistry, for 30 years. As an avid triathlete Dr. Barton has a deep appreciation for a healthy lifestyle. This appreciation extends into his practice. Beyond creating and maintaining beautiful, healthy smiles, addressing signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders and sleep apnea there is a strong focus on total health that can assist people with lifestyle changes, including areas of nutrition, exercise and physical and medical concerns. He has dedicated his practice to help his guests’ achieve a sense of Beauty · Health · Balance in their lives.
In addition to his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, Dr. Barton is also an esteemed Fellow and Instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and earned his LVI Mastership Award in 2005.
Dr. Barton was the inaugural President and a current board member of the International Association of Physiological Aesthetics (IAPA).
Dr. Jake Goza, DDS is a 2007 graduate from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He practices in Maryville, TN. He began his LVI journey with Core 1 in 2014 and is preparing for Core 7 in 2017. He is married to his wife Kellie, and has two children, Cameron 6 and Ruby 3.
Jill Taylor graduated from the Community College of Southern Nevada in 1987 with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. She later received her Bachelors of Science in Technical Management from DeVry University graduating Summa Cum Laude and is also a Certified Health Specialist, and Certified Nutritional Consultant. In August 2017, she passed the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board and is now a Doctor of Naturopath.
She has worked in clinical practices as a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 28 years, retiring from the Exceptional Dental Practice in Las Vegas, Nevada and pursuing her Independent In-Office Consulting full time. She joined Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies as their Hygiene Program Director in 2010. As an In-Office Coach, Jill brings her passion and expertise to dental teams across North America on comprehensive treatment planning for the dental patient including restorative, occlusal, medical risk, sleep apnea, oral cancer, and periodontal health.
In the clinical setting, Jill specialized in non-surgical periodontal treatment, with special emphasis on Molecular Testing and Laser Therapy. She previously worked with Premier Laser and became certified on three different lasers since 1997. Jill has co-authored several articles appearing in well-respected dental journals regarding Laser applications in periodontal therapy. In addition to being a published author, Jill is an accomplished International speaker who presents on topics including Molecular Testing, Restorative Communication and Acceptance, and Laser Therapy in Periodontal Treatment.
She is trained in the newest technologies and treatments available and brings extensive knowledge of current science and research into every training she facilitates. Her work with the Las Vegas Institute allows her to express her enthusiasm for the future of dental hygiene while training others in the most up-to-date methods of patient care.
Dr. Kevin Winters attended Kansas State University where he played on the football team before going to dental school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. After participating in a one year general practice residency at the University of Louisville, he started a family practice in Claremore Oklahoma. After many years there, Dr. Winters opened a scratch practice in Tulsa in 2009 focusing on cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Winters is one of the original clinical instructors at LVI having started 15 years ago. He has lectured internationally, published many articles, served as high school football coach and raised 2 incredible kids.
Ashley is a Dental Practice Transition Coach, a national and international speaker and author.
He is a Featured Instructor at the LVI Global Institute. Ashley has spent his professional life working with and studying the most elite dental practices in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Australia and Singapore and he continues to learn from the leadership that guides them. He coaches in these practices as well as any practices that want to get to a higher level from where they are. As the owner of Ashley’s Coaching he is driven by his vision to provide individualized coaching to every dental practice he works with.
Ashley has almost 40 years of experience working with dentists and team members and a wealth of information to share with you and your team. He has had the privilege of being a faculty member at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study in St. Petersburg. He has also enjoyed the experience of serving on Dr. Frank Spears Board of Advisors and has been a speaker at The Schuster Center in Arizona.