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Stanley Malamed, DDS

Stanley Malamed

Dr. Stanley F. Malamed, DDS, a dentist anesthesiologist, is emeritus professor of dentistry at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C. (formerly the University of Southern California School of Dentistry), in Los Angeles, California. He is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, a recipient of the Heidebrink award (1996) from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Horace Wells Award from the International Federation of Dental Anesthesia Societies (1997). Dr. Malamed has authored more than 150 scientific papers and 17 chapters in various medical and dental journals and textbooks in the areas of physical evaluation, emergency medicine, local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia. He is also the author of three widely used textbooks, published by CV Mosby: Handbook of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office (6th edition 2007); Handbook of Local Anesthesia (6th edition 2011); and Sedation – a guide to patient management (5th edition 2010) and two interactive DVDs: Emergency Medicine (2nd edition, 2008) and Malamed’s Local Anesthetic Technique (2004).


Terence E. Donovan, DDS

Terence Donovan

Dr. Terry Donovan received his DDS from the University of Alberta in 1967, and practiced full time in Regina, Saskatchewan for 13 years. He received his Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1981. He was Professor and Director of the Advanced Education in Prosthodontics Program at USC from 1988 - 2006. He has been Associate Dean for General Practice and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at USC, as well as the Chairman of the Department of Restorative Dentistry from 1984 to 1991, and 1994 to 2001. Dr. Donovan is currently Professor and Section Head of Biomaterials in the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. He has published extensively, and has lectured worldwide on the topics of restorative dentistry and materials science. Dr. Donovan is past Chairman of the American Dental Association's Council on Dental Materials, Instruments, and Equipment.


Rebecca L. Slayton, DDS, PhD

Rebecca Slayton

Dr. Rebecca L. Slayton is Professor, Emeritus of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. She is also the Director of the Dental Department for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Slayton earned her DDS and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and a PhD in Genetics from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Dr. Slayton is a board certified Pediatric Dentist and an examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Oral Clinical Exam. She is the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs. Dr. Slayton is the co-editor of a textbook entitled “Early Childhood Oral Health” and has authored numerous peer reviewed articles. Her research focuses on caries risk assessment tools and genetic factors that contribute to dental caries susceptibility.


Dolphine Oda, BDS, MSc 

Dolphine Oda

Dr. Dolphine Oda is Professor of Oral Pathology in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the School of Dentistry, University of Washington (UW), and the director of the University of Washington’s Oral Pathology Biopsy Service. Dr. Oda is on the medical staff at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. In 2013, she was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Oral Cancer Foundation for over 30 years of service to oral cancer patients.  In 2009, she was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award, the UW's highest honor for outstanding teaching, and has been awarded an additional 30 teaching awards within the School of Dentistry.  Dr. Oda’s research interests include molecular changes in oral carcinogenesis and HPV and oral cancer.  She has 73 papers published in refereed journals and publishes a popular monthly column called Case of the Month.  Dr. Oda is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and holds a Washington State dental license.  She is also a member of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, the International Association of Oral Pathologists, and USCAP.