The remaining speakers for the 2019 Convention will be announced soon!
Dr. Danièle Larose
Based in St-Laurent, Québec, Canada, Dr. Danièle Larose's private practice focuses on conservative cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Years of daily practice have enabled her to develop her "How did you do that? - instant orthodontics" and "smile lift" techniques. Dr. Larose graduated from Montreal University in 1997. She attended the Dawson Institute and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Training. For the past 13 years she has been receiving great reviews teaching full-day hands-on classes in Canada and the U.S. devoted to anterior aesthetic techniques. She was a featured speaker at the 2010 and 2014 Clinician’s Choice Women's Dental Conference; Clinical instructor in Boston at the 2011, 2014, 2016 American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry(AACD) annual meeting; Speaker at the AACD annual meeting in Washington, DC in 2012; Speaker at the AACD annual meeting in Las Vegas in 2017; Speaker at the Clinician’s Choice annual symposium in Aruba, 2017; Speaker at the Henry Schein annual symposium in Jamaica, 2017.
Since 2004 she teaches full day hands-on courses in collaboration with Clinician’s Choice. In 2013 she joins the teaching faculty at the Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago, Illinois. In 2015, she creates Aurum Group’s first series of webinars launched to cosmetic dentists internationally.
Dr. Larose has been a speaker at Journées Dentaires Internationales du Québec à Montréal (JDIQ) annually since 2015 and joined the teaching faculty at l’Académie Dentaire Multidisciplinaire in 2016. She will be a speaker at International Dental Institute in 2018.
In 2017, Dr Larose was the president of the Reengage Invisalign study club of Montréal. She is also on the board of directors at the American Academy of Clear Aligners since 2018. Her work and educational articles have been featured in Continuum and Oral Health and The American Journal of Cosmetic dentistry in 2016.
Dentists that have attended her courses particularly appreciate her engaging, upbeat style and clear step-by-step instructions.
She is a member of the LVI Study Club, Implantology study club, AACD, CAED, Invisalign study club and ODQ.
Dr. Abi Adewumi
Dr. Abi Adewumi was born in London, England. She graduated with a BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1991. She moved back to the United Kingdom (UK) where she received postgraduate training in Oral surgery and obtained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) of England. After 3 years as an Oral Surgeon, she decided to pursue a career in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Adewumi obtained her Master’s degree in Pediatric Dentistry from University of London in 1999 followed by her specialist training in Pediatric Dentistry at King's College Dental Institute and St George's Hospital in London, England. In 2003, she was awarded a Diploma of Member in Pediatric Dentistry from the RCS, of England.
Dr. Adewumi moved to the US in 2004 as a fellow on the department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Florida College of Dentistry (UFCD). In 2005 she became a faculty member as an Assistant Professor and in 2008, she became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). Dr. Adewumi is a Board-certified Pediatric Dentist in both the UK and US. She was promoted to Associate Professor in Pediatric Dentistry in 2012. In 2014, she was appointed the Residency Program Director in Pediatric Dentistry at the UF College of Dentistry for both the Gainesville and Naples Residency Programs.
Dr. Adewumi is the Pediatric Dental Faculty member on the UF Craniofacial Clinic and is currently involved in presurgical nasoalveolar molding (PNAM) of infants born with cleft lip and palate. Since 2006, she has been faculty advisor to UF Chapter of Students National Dental Association (SNDA) and has been both mentor/advisor to many dental students and residents over the years. She has also been the faculty lead on UFCD humanitarian dental mission trips to Jamaica and Bahamas. She is the Director of Hospital Dentistry and the department’s liaison for UF Health. She has authored many peer-reviewed articles and been a chapter contributor to textbooks of Pediatric Dentistry and Emergency Medicine and she is currently the Chair of the Pediatric Dentistry Section of the American Dental Education Association.
Ms. Rochelle Cameron
Rochelle Cameron, is a dynamic personality and highly sought after speaker, who provides a unique perspective on leading and motivating teams through the dynamics of change. She encourages audiences to produce positive change by identifying, owning and developing their talents and skillsets to unlock the doorways of professional and personal success.
An attorney-at-law with 20 years at the Jamaican Bar, Miss Cameron is a former Crown Counsel with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Jamaica. A strategic thinker with acute business administration and legal skills she served for several years as Vice President of Legal and Regulatory for Flow Caribbean where she was also Company Secretary of Cable & Wireless Jamaica Limited and its subsidiaries. She has gained considerable experience with respect to mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation, business development, organizational transformation, corporate governance and the regulatory and market complexities in which corporations pursue objectives.
In addition to her legal training Ms. Cameron holds a Master of Business Administration in International Business from the Mona School of Business and Management. Her blend of organizational skills and business acumen allow her to be a valuable contributor on several private and public sector boards including: The Cable & Wireless Pension Fund; The Factories Corporation of Jamaica; Chairman of the Creative Production and Training Centre and; Deputy Chairman of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission.
Ultimately, however, she is focused on the development of people and is committed to helping organisations create an enabling environment in which colleagues are engaged and motivated to tap into and unleash their brilliance. In keeping with this passion for mobilizing people beyond their perceived limits, Miss Cameron is currently the Assistant Vice President of Human Resource Development and Public Relations at the Jamaica Broilers Group.
Miss Cameron has been a keynote speaker at local and international conferences and has conducted business seminars and motivational talks on a wide range of topics including: Leadership, “Retrofitting” Human Resources for Competition, Emancipating Customer Experience Excellence, Personal Branding and the Legal & Regulatory Impact of Conducting Business in the Caribbean. She has worked with teams in industries such as banking, insurance, telecommunications, bauxite, light and power and education.
She is a country girl and proud daughter of Lucky Hill, St Mary who uses her inimitable “Adrenaline Roch” style of passion, high-energy and sense of humour to shape and deliver serious topics in a way that is both interesting and entertaining.
Dr. Ovidio Bermudez, M.D.
Dr. Ovidio Bermudez, M.D. is the Senior Medical Director of Child & Adolescent Services, Chief Clinical Education Officer and Executive Ambassador for Eating Recovery and affiliates. He holds academic appointments as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School Of Medicine and University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is Board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
Dr. Bermudez is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, the Academy for Eating Disorders, and the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. He is Past Chairman and currently Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors of the National Eating Disorders Association, Co-Founder of the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee and Co-founder of the Oklahoma Eating Disorders Association. He is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and training supervisor by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.
Dr Bermudez has lectured nationally and internationally on eating pathology across the lifespan, obesity, and other topics related to pediatric and adult healthcare. He has been repeatedly recognized for his dedication, advocacy, professional achievement and clinical excellence in the field of eating disorders, including Lifetime Achievements Awards from NEDA and IAEDP.