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Dental Learning faculty members include some of the most distinguished professionals and respected leaders in the field of dentistry, each showing a commitment to excellence in practice and instruction.



Colleen Rutledge

Colleen Rutledge, RDH is a dental hygiene consultant, national speaker, practicing hygienist and owner of Perio-Therapeutics & Beyond, a unique consulting firm based in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA providing over-the-shoulder training in periodontal therapeutics and also the author of the popular “Do-it-Yourself” DVD series spanning topics such as increasing patient compliance and hygiene production, ultrasonics, locally-applied antimicrobials, how to treatment plan periodontal therapy cases. Colleen is published in several dental publications and presents popular seminars at major dental conferences such as Greater New York, Thomas P. Hinman and Yankee Dental Congress. For more information about Colleen, visit

Ron Kaminer, DDS, is a graduate of the New York State School of Dental Medicine at Buffalo. He subsequently completed a 2-year postgraduate Advanced Dentistry residency at Northshore Hospital on Long Island. Dr. Kaminer is a noted author, lecturer, and teacher on topics such as minimally invasive dentistry, laser dentistry, and high-tech dentistry. He holds a Mastership from the World Clinical Laser Institute, and he has authored numerous articles on lasers in dentistry, high-tech dentistry, and dental materials. He also has been featured in New York Newsday, The Orlando Sentinel, and MSN Money. In addition, he is also a clinical instructor with the International College of Laser Education. He is a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, International College of Facial Esthetics, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Kaminer has practices in Hewlett and Oceanside, NY, where he brings a comprehensive state-of-the-art level of care to all his patients.

Colleen Rutledge, RDH and Ron Kaminer, DDS has no potential conflicts to disclose.

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