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Henry Schein Dental is excited to announce ThriveLIVE 2021, a virtual event designed to give all dental professionals a fresh opportunity to “laugh, lunch and learn.” This free, one-day event was designed to provide a unique experience, featuring innovative, informative, and entertaining content that can be applied to dental practices, as well as enhance best practices for everyone to achieve an optimal work-life balance. Join us for a day of learning, with some entertainment sprinkled in between. We have two start times for you to choose from so that you’ll be ready at lunch time for celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani (Bravo’s “Fan Favorite”) to walk you through creating 2 gourmet meals to nourish your mind and body!


Attendees will be able to receive up to 3.5 CE credits for a portion of this event! Each segment that is eligible will be noted on screen, and at the end of the event a link will be available for attendees to follow steps to earn their CE.

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Morning Sessions


8:25am Pre-meeting Warm-up:

Namaste the dental workday!Dr. Cristian Pavel and Dr. Danielle Cascioli



Art of the SmileDr. Jonathan Levine


Breath: What Every Dental Professional Needs to KnowJames Nestor


A Tour Through TechnologyDr. Wally Renne


Ergonomics – Be able to Retire before your Body DoesDr. Bethany Valachi


Body Language behind a MaskVanessa Van Edwards


3D Speed Reading and ReferringDr. Heidi Kohltfarber


Talent Behind the Mask™



At the Table with Henry Schein
Follow Along – Celebrity Cooking Demo

Afternoon Sessions

ThriveLIVE Insights


1:1 Discussions on the following topics:














Putting it All Together

Laugh, Lunch & Learn

Course Descriptions
Namaste the dental workday! – Dr. Cristian Pavel and Dr. Danielle Cascioli


Share the experience of movement and breathwork with the dentalyogis – Cristian and Danielle. Share the experience of movement and breathwork with the dentalyogis – Cristian and Danielle. [show_more more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] Their instruction is designed to prevent pains, increase energy, and shift from barely surviving the dental workday to thriving your way through life and your career! Ideal for all dental professionals – tailored to maximize flexibility and career longevity.


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Art of the Smile – Dr. Jonathan Levine


How do we want to live our lives? Why do we do what we do? Are we satisfied with the direction of our professional and our personal lives? [show_more more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] We have a choice- to live a life that is filled with personal and professional satisfaction or live a life that reacts to situations without vision or strategies and take on a mindset of survival. We had the choice to just try to survive through it all in a state of denial and panic or take a more proactive approach and reinvent ourselves and our strategies in the face of this new challenge. Fear can become an opportunity not a threat and the choice is ours, “ Expression vs. Depression”


In the Art of the Smile presentation, we will explore this mindset of a purpose filled life, one that drives satisfaction in our personal lives and careers. We have the opportunity to be the best versions of ourselves and bring the joy to our patients, our team, and our family and friends and ultimately, to ourselves for a more fulfilling satisfied life. We can take the path to thrive predicated on a mindset of creativity and positivity. Together, we will explore the daily tools we can use to help us get there.


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Breath: What Every Dental Professional Needs to Know – James Nestor


There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. [show_more more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. This sounds impossible, but it’s true. Snoring, sleep apnea, asthma, allergies, and even autoimmune diseases are among the most prevalent diseases in the modern world, and all of them can be either exacerbated, or sometimes caused, by poor breathing.


Thankfully, acclaimed author and journalist James Nestor has spent the last decade trying to figure out where we all went wrong and how we can fix it. In this eye-opening talk, he condenses years of on-the-ground research, found in the unlikeliest of places (think ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, and New Jersey choir schools) into a cohesive strategy for how to improve our breathing, and therefore our life. Packed with groundbreaking information ideal for sharing with dental professionals and their patients, Nestor’s talk shows us what breathing does for our physical and mental well-being, and how we can do it better as a care-giver and as a patient.


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A Tour Through Technology – Dr. Wally Renne


Dentistry offers more technology innovations than ever before. Join Dr. Wally Renne on a tour through the various and latest technologies to provide better, safer and more comprehensive care. [show_more more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] Dr. Renne will walk through various workflows that allow you to “connect” all the technologies as well as helpful hints when deciding which technology is right for you, your team and your practice.


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Ergonomics – Be able to Retire before your Body Does – Dr. Bethany Valachi


Join physical therapist Dr. Bethany Valachi as she introduces key ergonomic positioning strategies to help optimize posture, prevent pain and reduce fatigue, applicable to all clinicians and dental team members. [show_more more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] Also discover the secret to improving patient tolerance of being reclined and positioning aids to improve visual access of the oral cavity. Learn 3 essential ergonomic features of today’s dental patient chairs and identify the differences between positioning with flat vs. double articulating headrests. A program ideal for all dental professionals.


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Body Language behind a Mask – Vanessa Van Edwards


How can you read someone’s emotions and facial expressions if they are wearing a mask? By using microexpressions! [show_more more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] Join Vanessa Van Edwards as she provides tips and a general understanding to reading others’ eyebrows, eyelids, and upper cheeks to easily determine how someone is feeling and even more importantly how you, as a dental professional, can portray confidence and trust (even when wearing a medical mask, eye shield, gown and headcovers). A great skill to have in everyday life but even more important when delivering healthcare and sensing when a patient shows fear, surprise, happiness, and/or contempt. Ideal with all dental professionals connecting with patients.


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3D Speed Reading and Referring – Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber


As more and more dental professionals invest in 3-D cone beam technology, the ability to quickly review the scans for normalcy or pathology is more important than ever and to feel confident in what they are seeing or missing. [show_more more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] Join Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber, Oral Maxillofacial radiologist as she presents some A,B,Cs of reviewing 3-D images chairside and determining when to treat, refer or consult for more comprehensive care and limit your liability.


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ThriveLIVE Insights


Join Dr. Jonathan Levine as he sits down 1:1 with leading specialists and dental leaders in a conversation on what’s new in the various specialties, recommendations for technology and techniques for their referral base and sharing of exceptional cases that provide new insights into the capabilities of modern dentistry and leadership.


  • Prosthodontics – Dr. Naif Sinada
  • Endodontics – Dr. Jason Deblinger
  • Periodontics – Dr. David Wong
  • Orthodontics – Dr. David Ostreicher
  • Radiology – Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber
  • Dental Laboratory Technology – Lee Culp, CDT
  • Putting it All Together – Gary Kadi

Special Events


Namaste the dental workday! – Dr. Cristian Pavel and Dr. Danielle Cascioli


Share the experience of movement and breathwork with the dentalyogis – Cristian Pavel and Danielle Cascioli. Their instruction is designed to prevent pains, increase energy, and shift from barely surviving the dental workday to thriving your way through life and your career! Ideal for all dental professionals – tailored to maximize flexibility and career longevity.

Talent Behind the Mask

Talent Behind the Mask™


Many dental professionals show creativity, passion and talent away from the dental chair or laboratory bench as well. Enjoy clips of Talent Behind the Mask showcasing dental professionals and their unique talent including, dancing, singing, playing instruments, painting, etc. between education sessions.


At the Table with Henry Schein – with Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani


Follow along with CELEBRITY CHEF Fabio Viviani as he shows you how to construct a unique Italian Sandwich and Salad combination for the ultimate lunch break! Download the customized ingredients / shopping list ahead of time, so you can follow along!

Featured Speakers

Dr. Jonathan Levine

James Nestor

Dr. Wally Renne

Dr. Bethany Valachi

Vanessa Van Edwards

Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber

Dr. Cristian Pavel and
Dr. Danielle Cascioli

Fabio Viviani

Dr. Naif Sinada

Dr. Jason Deblinger

Dr. David Wong

Lee Culp, CDT

Dr. David Ostreicher

Gary Kadi

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Dr. Jonathan Levine


Dr. Jonathan B. Levine is an esthetic prosthodontist practicing in New York City, NYU professor, international lecturer, author, philanthropist, clinician entrepreneur, and recognized oral health expert currently holding 21 patents for innovations in oral care. Dr. Levine is the co-founder of GLO Science where he leads product development and scientific innovation. His work focuses on oral health, esthetics, technological innovation and oral-systemic medicine. Dr. Levine is passionate about the impact that the dental professional has on patient health and well-being, and is committed to delivering that message to public audiences.

James Nestor


James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic, National Public Radio, Surfer’s Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle,and more.

He’s spent the last several years working on a book called Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. It released through Riverhead/Penguin Random House on May 26, 2020 and was an instant New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times, Sunday London TimesTop 10 bestseller. Breath will be translated into 30 languages in 2021.

Nestor has been invited to speak about the importance of proper breathing at Stanford Medical School, the United Nations, and Global Classroom (World Health Organization+UNICEF), as well as more than 60 radio and television shows, including Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Joe Rogan Show, ABC’s Nightline, CBS Morning News, and dozens of NPR programs. To date, he has written for publications such as Scientific American, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The San Francisco Chronicle, to name a few.

Dr. Wally Renne


Dr. Renne is a full Professor and Assistant Dean of Innovation and Digital Dentistry at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is the course director for the preclinical CAD/CAM course. He has won several national and regional teaching awards for his efforts both pre-clinically and clinically. He is proficient clinically on numerous intraoral scanners, mills, printers and CBCTs applying multiple workflows for diagnostic and restorative plans.  He is also active in dental research and currently has several patents including a patent for a platform of long-term antimicrobial dental materials that have revolutionary bond durability components by inhibiting enzyme degradation of the hybrid layer while simultaneously preventing bacterial proliferation. He has also published several studies on scan accuracy and milling accuracy using various systems.

Dr. Bethany Valachi


Dr. Bethany Valachi, PT, DPT, MS, CEAS is author of the book, “Practice Dentistry Pain-Free: Evidence-based Strategies to Prevent Pain & Extend Your Career,” clinical instructor of ergonomics at OHSU School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon and Ergonomics Editor for DPR magazine.

Bethany is a doctor of physical therapy who has worked exclusively with dental professionals for over 20 years. She is recognized internationally as an expert in dental ergonomics and has provided over 700 dental lectures worldwide, which have provided pain relief to thousands of dental professionals. Bethany is also a prolific author who has published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed dental journals, and produced a series of dental ergonomic & exercise Online CE Video Courses. Bethany Valachi is a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist and consults with universities and practicing dental professionals to improve ergonomics. She is also member of the National Speaker’s Association.

Vanessa Van Edwards


Vanessa Van Edwards is the national bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People, which has been translated into 16 languages. As founder of Science of People, Vanessa researches human behavior, communication, and the science of relationships. Her innovative work has been featured on CNN, NPR, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur. Her YouTube videos and viral TEDx London Talk have been seen by over 30 million people. Vanessa is renowned for teaching science-backed people skills to audiences around the world including SXSW and MIT, and at companies including Google, Dove, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, MillerCoors, and American Express.

Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber


Dr. Heidi Bridget Kohltfarber is the owner and managing oral and maxillofacial radiologist for Dental Radiology Diagnostics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her D.D.S. degree from Loma Linda University in 2003 and in 2012 she received her master’s degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology from UNC-Chapel Hill. Her master’s research compared 2D versus 3D radiography in the treatment planning of root canal treated teeth with apical radiolucencies. In 2017, Dr. Kohltfarber received her PhD in Diagnostic Imaging with an emphasis in craniofacial radiology at King’s College London focusing on the Validation and Diagnostic Efficacy of 3D Surface Models in Dentistry: Temporomandibular Joints.

Dr. Cristian Pavel & Dr. Danielle Cascioli


Dr. Cristian Pavel & Dr. Danielle Cascioli live and practice dentistry in Chicago, IL. Along with dentistry, they are certified yoga teacher and lead annual vitality retreats for dental professionals. They enjoy coaching, traveling, working together on smile transformation and celebrating all of life’s splendors. Their mission is to empower dental professionals to live passionately and become health and wellness leaders. For more information, visit dentalyogis.com

Fabio Viviani


Fabio Viviani has harbored a passion for food since his childhood growing up in Florence, Italy. Between training in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine at top hospitality schools and working with culinary luminaries such as Alessandro Panzani and Saverio Carmagnini, Viviani also owned, operated and successfully executed several concepts in Florence by the time he was 27, including two nightclubs and five restaurants.

Fabio Viviani Hospitality has opened 34 restaurants to date, and in the next 18 months Fabio Viviani Hospitality Group is scheduled to open 14 more venues, including 5 Hotels in partnerships with different operators.

Best known for his participation in Bravo’s Top Chef seasons 5 and 8 – earning the “Fan Favorite” title – his on-screen appearances and off-screen successes have propelled him to become one of the most influential culinary and hospitality names in the country.

Fabio is a recurring guest on national television shows such as Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, and countless Food Network Shows, such as Cutthroat Kitchen: All-Star Tournament, which he won. Since 2016, Viviani released a successful YouTube cooking series, “Fabio’s Kitchen,” now in its third season.

He has authored four successful cookbooks: Café Firenze Cookbook, New York Times Best-Seller Fabio’s Italian Kitchen, Fabio’s American Home Kitchen, and most recently Fabio’s 30-Minute Italian released in May 2017.

Dr. Naif Sinada


After earning a Bachelor of Arts in biology and a double in minor in chemistry and international studies with a global health emphasis at the University of Iowa, Sinada continued his studies at the University of Iowa for his Master of Public Health and then attended Midwestern University of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona for his dental degree. Following dental school and residencies in Brooklyn and Baltimore, Sinada studied Maxillofacial prosthodontics and oral oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Dr. Sinada has been an early adopter of digital dentistry and a proponent of applying digital dentistry to various aspects of prosthodontics – from surgical applications to comprehensive prosthodontics treatment and maxillofacial prosthetics. Dr. Sinada continues to publish work and present on the subjects of digital dentistry, prosthodontics, implants and a multitude of others. He is currently a reviewer for the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants.

Dr. Jason Deblinger


Jason Deblinger, DMD, is an experienced endodontist at 3D MicroEndo, in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. He has been serving patients in New York City for more than 15 years.

Dr. Deblinger earned his dental degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in Newark in 2000. He then stayed at UMDNJ for his residency. Dr. Deblinger is experienced in endodontic therapy (root canals), internal bleaching, and apicoectomy (endodontic microsurgery).
Committed to staying up to date with the latest advancements, Dr. Deblinger is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists.

Dr. David Wong


Dr. David Wong is a board-certified Periodontist in private practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Dr. Wong received his undergraduate education and dental training at the University of Oklahoma.  He then went on to complete a three-year residency in periodontics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology as well as a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.  He is a published author in several peer-reviewed dental journals but has also reached a mainstream audience in media such as Fox News and the Wall Street Journal.

Lee Culp, CDT


Lee Culp, CDT is the CEO of Sculpture Studios, Sculpture Academy, and is a recognized pioneer in Digital Dentistry and advanced functional aesthetic dentistry. He holds true to a belief that the attainment of perfection in restorative dentistry can only be harnessed through a unique combination of skillful application coupled with superior knowledge. As a world-renowned innovator and educator, he maintains an unparalleled focus and commitment to understanding the revolutionary, often complex, changes that continue to influence modern aesthetic dentistry. Thus, he lends his vision and talent to developing, throughout dentistry and within his laboratory, the related materials and communications standards necessary to ensure the most realistic opportunities for success and gratification for those discriminating dental professionals who maintain a high profile, cutting-edge practice philosophy.

Dr. David Ostreicher



Dr. David Ostreicher graduated from Clark University and attended Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, where he received his dental degree and certificate of specialty in orthodontics. After dental school, he continued his education and earned a his master’s of science in nutrition and a master’s in public health from Columbia.


Dr. Ostreicher is professor emeritus at Columbia University and the University of New Haven. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, American Public Health Association, and the Honorary Dental Society (OKU). After serving many years on the board of directors of the Nassau County Dental Society, he became president of the New York State Dental Association.


Dr. Ostreicher has published dozens of articles on dentistry and health, and served as editor of For Dentists Only, a scientific dental journal. His books, Brush Your Teeth! and other simple ways to stay young and healthy and 7 Reasons to Straighten Your Teeth, are available at Amazon.com. Dr. Ostreicher is also a speaker for the National Bone Health Alliance, and Henry Schein Orthodontics.

Gary Kadi


For over 20 years, Gary Kadi has served as an advisor to dental team leaders around the world. A recognized authority on leadership, management, organizational transformation, and performance, he has been honored consistently for his dedication and motivation to dental team success. Kadi has directly impacted the lives of thousands of dental professionals, their families, and patients. His ground-breaking, world renowned book, Million Dollar Dentistry, is distributed in 37 countries. Three books follow: Raise Your HDL: Healthy Deserve Level, and The Dentist: America’s Unsung healthcare Hero and his latest book, Stop! The Bleeding: The Seven Steps to Scaling Your Perio Practice.