To quote the practically perfect Mary Poppins, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” We hope you will join us for a day of learning AND fun at the 9th Annual Dental Symposium hosted by Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery. The event will be held Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Austin Ranch located in Grapevine, Texas. You won’t want to miss the grand prize drawing, door prizes and a costume contest before we say goodbye to all our company! Breakfast and lunch will be served! Please dress warmly if you are cold natured as the castle tends to be a bit chilly.




7:00 AM – Supercalifragilistic Breakfast,
7:45 AM – Meeska Mooska Opening Remarks, NTFOS
8:00 AM – Treatment Planning from the Airway to Esthetics, Dr. Mary Burns
9:45 AM – Methods & Tools to Achieve Practice Growth, Kathi Carlson, RDA
10:45 AM – Laugh More, Stress Less, Lyndy Phillips
11:30 AM – Chef Mickey’s Lunch Buffet
12:30 PM – Top of the Heap: Most Frequently Prescribed Drugs, Dr. Tom Viola
2:00 PM – Preventing Occupational Pain: Knowledge is Key, Edie Shuman-Gibson, RDH
3:30 PM – Happily Ever After Costume Contest & Door Prizes, NTFOS

Friday October 30, 2015
7:45 AM to 4:00 PM

Austin Ranch [map]
2009 Anderson Gibson Road
Grapevine, Texas 76051


$85 per person

The Dental Symposium 2015 Online Registration

Pre-payment is required to register for the event. Event registration closes on 10/15/15. For questions regarding registering for this event please contact Sharon at 817-879-6442 or sharon.david@ntfos.com.




Dr. Mary Burns

Dr. Mary Burns
Treatment Planning from the Airway to Esthetics

Dr. Burns is a Board certified orthodontist who has been in practice for the past 24 years, 17 of which were in orthodontics. She has been a member of the American Association of Orthodontics for the past 20 years, as well as a part of the OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry for 10 years. Dr. Burns holds multiple degrees from University of Pittsburgh and Ohio State University. She is a Roth-trained Orthodontist and an OBI level III graduate.

Kathi Carlson

Kathi Carlson, RDA
Methods & Tools to Achieve Practice Growth

Kathi Carlson is a graduate of Indiana University’s Certified Dental Assisting Program, and has been in dentistry for many years, with the last 25 years focused on implant dentistry. She is the creator of “The Implant Consortium” and has trained implant teams nationally and internationally. Kathi is a credentialed and charismatic facilitator offering programs on case presentation and the team approach to implants.

Lyndy Phillips

Lyndy Phillips
Laugh More, Stress Less

This dynamic speaker uses humor, entertainment, and inspiration to make people happier, healthier, and less stressed. Lyndy was raised on a farm, served fifteen years in full-time ministry, worked in sales for seven years, fundraising/development for five years and raised two children with his wife of thirty years. On top of all that, he was Executive Director for a television show about marriage.

Thomas Viola

Thomas Viola
Top of the Heap: Most Frequently Prescribed Drugs

Tom Viola is a member of the faculty of seven dental hygiene and dental assisting programs, as well as several national board exam review courses.  He is a contributor to several dental professional journals, with columns appearing regularly in AGD Impact and RDH Magazine.  In addition, Tom currently serves as the Subject Matter Expert for Mosby’s Dental Drug Reference.

Edie Shuman

Edie Shuman-Gibson, RDH
Preventing Occupational Pain: Knowledge is Key

Edie Gibson is an internationally recognized speaker, a Registered Psychotherapist in CO, and a 2013 Sunstar RDH Award of Distinction recipient.  Edie owned an independent dental hygiene practice called About Face for many years until spinal surgery ended her full-time clinical career and changed the course of her life.