Meet the Key Opinion Leaders

Sam Halabo, DMD

Dr. Sam Halabo​ is an accomplished national and international speaker, author, and product evaluator. For over 20 years he has run a state-of-the-art private practice in San Diego, CA. He is a graduate of Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry and he completed a General Practice Residency at the Loma Linda Veterans Hospital.

Barry Franklyn Bartusiak DMD, FAGD

Dr. Barry Franklyn Bartusiak is a published author in the dental field, and the 5-time past president of the Washington/Greene County Dental Association. He has presented over 450 lectures across 44 US states and Canada on the subjects of dental implants, periodontics, and dental practice management. He is also a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the team dentist for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers.

Blake Julian, DMD

Dr. Blake Julian graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2010 with a doctorate in dental science, earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas four years earlier. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Julian moved to the upstate of South Carolina to begin his dental career. He worked as an associate in private practice for nearly a year before capitalizing on an opportunity to purchase his own practice, which he did in the fall of 2011. Dr. Julian is a strong advocate of incorporating new technology and advanced techniques into everyday dentistry. He has been utilizing cone beams, lasers, and placing implants for over 7 years in a wide range of applications. The philosophy of providing all treatment, from simple to complex, in one location is greatly appreciated by his patients. Dr. Julian is a member of American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentists, Doctors for Oral Conscious Sedation, South Carolina Dental Association, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Chris Stevens, DMD

Dr. Chris Stevens, a graduate of Marquette School of Dentistry, is an international speaker on the subjects of smile enhancement, principles of occlusion, full mouth restoration, implantology and diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular disorders. He has been an active lecturer for more than two decades and has spoken to thousands of care providers including dentists, physicians, chiropractors and physical therapists across the country and abroad.

Since 1991, he has been instructing doctors and their staff on the use of computer enhanced electro-diagnostic equipment in dentistry. Widely accepted applications for these instruments have been found in diagnosis and treatment of TMD, 3-D mandibular repositioning, principles of occlusion and occlusal management processes.

He co-founded the Multi-Disciplinary Pain Clinic at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He currently lectures throughout the U.S. and Europe while maintaining a teaching center, the Center for Advanced Studies of Functional and Restorative Esthetics and a general dental practice in Sun Prairie, WI.

Jeffrey Horowitz, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Jeff Horowitz completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and earned his dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Upon graduation he completed a general practice residency at the Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J. In 1992, Dr Horowitz founded the Carolina Center for Advanced Dentistry, a multi-disciplinary group practice in the Conway/Myrtle Beach, SC area. He is also the founder and clinical director for Advanced Sleep and TMJ Centers. His main interests include cosmetic smile rehabilitation, complex restorative cases, treatment of sleep disordered breathing, orthodontics and temporomandibular disorders.

An admitted C.E. “Junkie”, Dr Horowitz has earned fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry where he is actively involved locally and nationally. He also serves as a mentor and scientific advisor at the prestigious Kois Center in Seattle, a key opinion leader/lecturer for the Catapult Education, and a clinical instructor for Sleep Group Solutions. His affiliations include the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society, the Piper Study Club, the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine, Carolina Sleep Society, and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. Dr. Horowitz lectures internationally, has been published in dental literature, and has contributed to many television news media reports.

Lou Graham, DDS

Dr. Graham is an internationally recognized lecturer extensively involved in continuing education for dental professionals, focusing on incorporating current clinical advancements through “conservative dentistry.” He emphasizes in his teachings the same concepts he practices: dental health diagnosis, treatment plans for medically compromised patients, conservative treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and customized approaches to periodontal care, implants and laser dentistry. Dr. Graham is a published author in many leading national and international dental journals. He is a member of the ADA, AACD, AGD, Chicago Dental Society and Illinois Dental Association. Dr. Graham is a graduate of Emory Dental School. He is the former Dental Director of the University of Chicago’s Department of Dentistry. Dr. Graham is the founder of Catapult Education, LLC and he enjoys providing dental care at his private practice, University Dental Professionals, in Chicago, IL – Hyde Park.

Jon M. Julian, DDS

Dr. Jon M. Julian has been in the dental industry since 1978 and is the current President and CEO of North Star Dental Education, LLC. He has presented a myriad of continuing education seminars in the dental industry covering topics that include dental implants, bone grafting, sinus lift procedures, and more. Dr. Julian maintains an active membership in the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentists, South Carolina Dental Association, Academy of Laser Dentistry, and International College of Oral Implantologists and Doctors for Oral Conscious Sedation. Dr. Julian was the original Implant Instructor and charter member of the Dr. Dick Barnes Group.


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