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1 CE credit is available for each Fireside Chat


Fireside chats were a series of radio (AM) addresses delivered by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1944. Although the chats were initially meant to garner Americans’ support for Roosevelt’s New Deal policies, they eventually became a source of hope and security for some Americans.

Our AAOSH Fire Side Chats are also meant to inspire and encourage all of us to work every day to better the health of all people. We have a series where every month, we can ask those who are at the forefront, those who have met many challenges, to share their source of courage and to discuss the newest advancements in their field of endeavor.

The Fireside Chat is an interactive, comfortable, laid-back event to discuss current research and how it relates to overall health. Our chat incorporates a twist on interpreting a translational benefit in the future for clinical practice. 



Mark Cannon, DDS, MS-1Mark Cannon, DDS, MS

Professor of Otolaryngology, Division of Dentistry at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, an Attending Physician at Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital and a member of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to being the founder of Associated Dental Specialists of Long Grove (1981); he is the Research Coordinator for the Pediatric Dental residency program at Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Cannon has 40 years of experience in pediatric dentistry and has presented lectures both nationally and internationally.


Meet our December 13, 2023, Guest

Nabil Fehmi

 Nabil Fehmi, DDS

Dr. Fehmi is the Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer of Westwind Integrated Health, a 14-location dental group focused on a medical-dental integrated model, providing comprehensive care to patients of all ages. He has more than two decades of experience in clinical development, training, and mentorship. Dr. Fehmi graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1999 with clinical distinction. He has also completed residencies in Sleep Apnea and Oral Facial Pain at UCLA, along with Comprehensive Implant and Orthodontic Certifications. Dr. Fehmi has been a guest speaker and panel moderator at the ADSO’s summit, Yankee Dental Congress, and Amplify Dental Conference, along with other local and national dental meetings and dental school events. He is also the Founder and CEO of CoupDoc, a multi-channel dental supply company focused on servicing emerging dental groups. Dr. Fehmi currently sits on the ADSO’s Government Affairs Committee and is a former member of the Arizona Dental Association’s Council on Government Affairs.

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Guest Speaker: Tom Nabors, DDS, FACD

Streamed live on: April 5, 2023

Guest Speaker: Saynur Vardar, DDS, PhD

Streamed live on: May 17, 2023


Guest Speaker: Ronald C McGlennen, MD

Streamed live on: June 14, 2023


Guest Speaker: Hannah Went

Streamed live on: July 12, 2023


Guest Speaker: Rick Miron, DDS, MSc, PhD

Streamed live on: July 26, 2023


Guest Speaker: Guru Banavar, PhD

Streamed live on: August 16, 2023


Guest Speaker: Steve Thorne

Streamed live on: August 30, 2023


Guest Speaker: Todd C Eldredge, PhD, MPH, MBA

Streamed live on: September 27, 2023


Guest Speaker: Andrew Smith

Streamed live on: October 18, 2023


Guest Speaker: Fay Goldstep, DDS

Streamed live on: November 15, 2023


Guest Speaker: Nabil Fehmi, DDS

Streamed live on: December 13, 2023