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Glidewell - Prosthodontics on the Rise - Thurs, June 20, 1:30-4:00pm

Jun 20, 2024 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Prosthodontics on the Rise

Networking Luncheon & Panel Discussions

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rella Christiansen - Biomaterial Research
Panelists: Dr. Cherilyn Sheets, Dr. Jean Wu, Dr. Taylor Manalili, Dr. Pam Maragliano-Muniz and Dr. Patricia Swanson

Sponsored by Glidewell Glidewell-logo-400x47.jpg
2.5 hours of CE

Location: Steinbeck Ballroom or adjacent room
Luncheon included


1:30 PM – 1:40 PM

Start time

Attendees grab lunch



Keynote: Rella Christensen
Why Clinical Research is Important to Dentistry: Get the latest updates from TRAC Research and gain perspective on industry data that affects material selection and clinical procedures.



Audience Q&A with Rella



Career Journeys in Dentistry: Dr. Taylor Manalili, Dr. Cherilyn Sheets, Dr. Jean Wu, Dr. Patricia Swanson, Dr. Pam Maragliano-Muniz and Panel
Moderator/Host: (Stephenie Goddard, CEO Glidewell)

Intro: Sharing personal stories and experiences of how panelists entered the field of dentistry and navigated their careers.



  • Navigating Career Transitions-Leveraging your prosthodontic expertise for unconventional contributions
  • Balancing Clinical Practice with Research and Education
  • Mentorship and Support Networks
  • Strategies for maintaining a healthy work-life balance in a demanding profession



Audience Q&A with panel speakers






goddardGlidewell CEO Stephenie Goddard is an executive leader with multidisciplinary experience in organizational development, business strategy, change management, customer experience and digital transformation. She joined Glidewell in 2006 as vice president of human resources, establishing various programs that have served to augment the company’s relentless expansion. In 2019, she established the Guiding Leaders program to empower women dentists throughout the U.S. in all facets of business and leadership, and the following year she received the Mentor Award from The Lucy Hobbs Project® (Benco Dental Supply Co.; Pittston, Pa.).


christensenDr. Rella Christensen cofounded the nonprofit Clinical Research Associates in 1976 (later known as the Clinicians Report Foundation) and served as its director for 27 years. Currently, Dr. Christensen is the team leader of Technologies in Restoratives and Caries (TRAC) Research,

a nonprofit institute devoted to long-term clinical studies on restorative materials and oral microbiology. She has also authored many published scientific studies and articles.


swansonDr. Patricia Swanson is the director of predoctoral prosthodontics at the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. She earned her DDS from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, and then earned her certificate in the advanced specialty of prosthodontics from Stony Brook University. Dr. Swanson has performed research in dental cements and implants, and she has a special interest in removable prosthodontics. She maintains a faculty practice in prosthodontics in Stony Brook, New York, and she is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontic 


maraglianoDr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz- Based in Salem, Massachusetts, began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, is the chief editor of Dental Economics. and lectures on a variety of clinical topics.


jwuDr. Jean Wu graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science degree in 1990 and earned a Masters in Prosthodontics in 1994 from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She completed advanced training in Maxillofacial Prosthetics studying at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr Wu maintained a full time Prosthodontic private practice in Australia and was a Prosthodontist at the Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne. After relocating to the United States in 1999, Dr. Wu earned a DDS at the University of Tennessee and was an instructor and lecturer in the Restorative Dentistry Department. Dr. Wu is Partner in the Sheets, Paquette, and Wu Dental Practice and on faculty with the Newport Coast Oral Facial Institute, a non-profit international teaching and research center. She is also actively involved with several research projects on dental implants and materials, published articles in several dental journals, and Editor of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics.


sheetsDr. Cherilyn Sheets maintains a full-time private practice in Newport Beach, California for prosthodontics and esthetic rehabilitative dentistry.  She is an international educator, clinician, author and researcher.  Dr. Sheets has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, chapters for textbooks, and given lecturers/hands on training to thousands of clinicians.  She has been active in her Alma Mater, USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, in various roles over the years since graduation. She holds numerous Fellowships in Dental Organizations.  Dr. Sheets is the Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Newport Coast Oral Facial Institute, a non-profit research and educational institute.  She has co-invented a new dental diagnostic (InnerView Systems) and co-founded a company to house the patents and bring the science to the marketplace (Perimetrics Inc).  She is a Past-President of both the American Association of Women Dentists and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, as well as being involved in professional meeting planning for decades. 


manaliliDr. Taylor Manalili is director of clinical prosthodontics at Glidewell. In the onsite dental clinic at Glidewell, Dr. Manalili helps to enhance laboratory protocols, conduct clinical research, and perform advanced restorative work — including implant placement, chairside restorations, and full-mouth rehabilitations. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Northeastern University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Stony Brook University, where she also obtained an advanced certificate in prosthodontics and digital technologies. Dr. Manalili completed her fellowship and diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She joined the Resnik International Implant Institute as a prosthodontic faculty member and has over ten years of teaching experience in diverse education settings. She completed Glidewell’s Guiding Leaders program in 2019.



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