Welcome, Industry VIPs!

Diana Batoon, DMD

Dr. Diana Batoon is a graduate of Tufts University with specialized training in cosmetic dentistry from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  With over 20 years’ experience in the dental field, she has extensive training in Full Mouth Rehab, TMJ, Dental Implant Restorations and Sleep Medicine.  Her areas of expertise include Restorative Dentistry, Sleep Medicine in the Dental Practice, Sleep Disordered Breathing in the Pediatric Population and more.  Dr. Batoon is an international speaker and an active member in multiple industry organizations, including the Arizona Dental Association.


Arizona Dental Association

Diana Batoon, DMD
(480) 776-0643


Shana Abrahams
Manager of Meetings & Edu. Programs
(480) 344-5777 x307


Theodore J. Borris, DDS

Dr. Ted Borris is a University of Illinois grad who likes to think of his current position, Director of Scientific Programs for the Chicago Dental Society, as his third attempt at a career. He started out as a math teacher and guidance counselor in the Chicago Public Schools. Looking for a change he became a dentist, served his country with a hitch in the USAF and then went into private practice. After a successful 30+ years in practice, Ted moved on to the Chicago Dental Society rather than retire. With his wife and travel companion, Carolyn, he has attempted to bring the best in dental speakers to the Midwinter Meeting since October, 2014.

Contact Dr. Borris:

Theodore J. Borris, DDS
Director of Scientific Programs
Chicago Dental Society
(312) 836-7312



Jordon Comstock

Jordon Comstock is the founder and CEO of BoomCloud. BoomCloud exists to help dental practices create, organize, track and automate an in-house membership program as a strategy to reduce dependence on dental insurance. Jordon started his career in the dental industry managing a dental lab and soon realized the need for our industry to create membership programs. He studies UX/UI design, web development and marketing at the Art Institute of Salt Lake City.

Contact Jordon:

Jordon Comstock, Founder & CEO
(801) 910-5651


Elijah Desmond

Elijah Desmond began his career at age 15 as a motivational speaker to kids. He went on to graduate from The Ohio State University as a “Guygienist” and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where he started his first of seven dental businesses. Elijah now resides in South Florida with his wife and 3 year old daughter. He is adamant that a fun atmosphere is essential to learning. You may best know him from his Facebook group Trapped in an OP which now has over 12,000 dental professionals or for his business, Smiles at Sea, international dental conferences on cruise ships. His cruises focus on two things: FUN and Education. Join him and travel the world 1 CE at a time!

Contact Elijah:

Elijah Desmond, Owner & CEO
Smiles at Sea
(808) 348-6024


Empowering women in dentistry

Anne Duffy

Anne Duffy is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a major in Dental Hygiene and minor in Education. She continues to practice dental hygiene one day a week and is the chair of the Dental Hygiene Board at CPCC. After taking 6 state boards, Anne joined Oxyfresh in 1995, to market a dental line and build a team of leaders. She quickly went to the top of the company and continued building the customer base for 20 years. In 1998, Anne helped launch Dental Entrepreneur magazine at the ADA Conference in San Francisco. She took over as editor and publisher in 2002. Dental Entrepreneur: Business Beyond the Classroom goes to every dental school in the country and to young dentists practicing ten years or less, both print and digitally at dentalentreprneur.com.

Anne is a little bit “Erin Brockovich” and launched Dental entrepreneur Woman magazine, DeW.Life in 2017 to inspire, highlight and empower all women in dentistry. DeW Life is a Movement!

Anne’s philanthropic interests are Best Buddies, America’s Tooth Fairy, and Living Your Strengths.

Contact Anne:

Anne Duffy
Dental Entrepreneur
Cell: (704) 953-0261
Office: (704) 846-7665


Contact Anne today about being published in Dental Entrepreneur or Dental Entrepreneur Woman!

Arlene Furlong is a Chicago-based journalist specializing in practice and research news for dental and medical professionals. She aims to support those strengthening the provider/patient relationship by writing all manner of healthcare communications and assisting related partnerships.

Her coverage of dentistry is facilitated by 20 years on award-winning publications for the American Dental Association, strategic communications and education for organizations such as the Academy of Osseointegration, and features for industry publishers, including AEGIS Communications.

Her research is currently focused on updating practice knowledge interesting to dentists for the ADA Center for Professional Success.

Contact Arlene:

Arlene Furlong, Journalist
Chicago, IL

773-636-7541 (cell)

John Hamilton

John Hamilton is the Executive Director of the Tulare-Kings Dental Society, in the central valley of California. TKDS provides members with continuing education courses, practice assistance in all areas, and community outreach. If members ask or need, John is their first call. TKDS has been actively serving there community and members since 1927. John began his non-profit experience several years ago in Veteran outreach, having served in the Army, Navy and with a Marine unit. John is still active in Veteran causes, mentoring Veteran’s Drug Court, providing pro bono investigations, and volunteering weekly.

Contact John:

John Hamilton, Executive Director
Tulare-Kings Dental Society
(559) 625-9333


MaryJane Hanlon, RHD, DMD

Dr. MJ Hanlon has an extensive and varied background in the field of dentistry. Since 1997, Dr. Hanlon has been active in the dental industry and even spent 15 years owning and operating her own practice. Dr. Hanlon combined her passion for dentistry with her acumen for business in 2012 when she obtained her MBA from Suffolk University. In 2014, she became Assistant Dean of Predoctoral Clinical Education at Tufts where she works to revamp the overall clinical environment. In 2016, she became Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs overseeing all of the undergraduate and postgraduate clinical operations for the school. Dr. Hanlon is highly involved with the Massachusetts Dental Society and will become its fourth female president in 2020. In addition, she has served in many roles on the Yankee Dental Organizational Committees, ADA House of Delegates, and was Chair of Yankee Dental 2017.

Contact MJ:

MJ Hanlon, RDH, DMD, MBA
Incoming President 2020
Massachusetts Dental Society 

(617) 719-2200


William W. Lee, DDS

Dr. William Lee practices general dentistry, including preventative and general dental care, as well as a range of cosmetic services. He restores implant procedures and is also a certified Invisalign provider. Dr. Lee completed his DDS on the east coast at SUNY Buffalo, before moving to the west coast to complete additional training at the VA in San Francisco. He completed a general practice residency and a completed an additional year of residency centered around Prosthodontics.

Dr. Lee has been practicing dentistry for almost 20 years and is currently a faculty member at University of Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry. Dr. Lee is involved in the San Francisco Dental Society where he was a board member and currently serves on some committees. Dr. Lee is also currently serving on the California Dental Association Board of Managers, where he helps plan dental conferences for CDA member dentists.

Contact Dr. Lee:

William W. Lee, DDS
Board of Managers
California Dental Association                   

(415) 378-1038


Kathleen Robinson, DMD

Dr. Kathleen Robinson was born into a dental family with her father a professor at Emory University School of Dentistry and her grandfather and an uncle also dentists in North Dakota. She practiced dental hygiene for five years prior to entering MCG School of Dentistry where she received her D.M.D. degree. Dr. Robinson is a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, the American College of Dentists, the Georgia Academy of Dental Practice, and the Hinman Dental Society, where she serves on the Executive Council and is the 2021 General Chairman for the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting.

Contact Kathleen :

Kathleen Robinson, DMD
2021 General Chair
Hinman Dental Society                   

(404) 606-1220


Crystal Soucy, CMP

Crystal Soucy, CMP is the Director of Meetings and Continuing Education for the Connecticut State Dental Association. She has been there for almost 10 years and has been in the meeting planning industry for a total of 20 years. She was first introduced to this line of work when she began working in the education department for the CT Association of REALTORS®. After nine years, she decided to try her hand at the other side of the event world and spent two years with Event Resources, a company that provides support to a wide variety of organizations to help them produce their events. From that experience, she learned that she prefers being on the “front lines” as opposed to “behind the scenes” and was hired by the CSDA. In 2012, Crystal earned her Certified Meetings Professional (CMP) designation and just recertified at the end of 2017. Crystal lives in East Hampton, CT with her beloved Pomeranian, Baci.

Contact Crystal:

Crystal Soucy, CMP
Director of Meetings & Continuing Education
CT State Dental Association
(860) 378-1800


Thank you, DSI A / V Team!

Chase Emmons

Chase Emmons owns and operates OEX AV. OEX stands for Optimum Event Xolutions…kind of a play on spelling or as he calls it, creative goodness! He has been very lucky to have the opportunity to shadow and learn from amazing go-getters in this industry and it has inspired him to do the same! As his company name pretty much spells out, they are driven by the satisfied oxygen of happy clients and successful ventures. Chase personally strives to do the best in everything he does as he is a firm believer that how you are or what you do in one area of your life, is a reflection of everything you do. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business” – Henry Ford

Contact Chase:

Chase Emmons
OEX Corporate Productions

(714) 329-2566


Jeff Emerson

Contact Jeff:

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(480) 993-7557


Michael Canham

Contact Mike:

(209) 785-3903