Faculty

Our DOCS Education faculty are accomplished practitioners and passionate educators. But they don't just speak at DOCS Education seminars. Our esteemed faculty have experience speaking in a wide variety of arenas—from college classrooms to American Dental Association events, and more.

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Anthony Feck, DMD – Dr. Anthony S. Feck graduated with high distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where he received numerous awards for scholastic excellence. Soon after his graduation in 1983, Dr. Feck was appointed Associate Professor of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry at his alma mater. He has been in private practice in Lexington, Kentucky since completing his education.

Leslie Fang, MD, PhD – Dr. Leslie Shu-Tung Fang is a world-renowned physician, educator, businessman and speaker with an impressive portfolio of accomplishments. Repeatedly honored as one of "America's Top Doctors" and "The Best Doctors of Boston," Dr. Fang maintains an active practice in internal medicine and nephrology in Boston. At the same time, he also serves as a lead instructor at Harvard Medical School, and he has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching.

Michael Silverman, DMD – Dr. Michael D. Silverman is a globally-recognized lecturer, educator, author and patients' rights advocate. He has appeared in front of 18 dental boards to advocate for the right of dentists to provide sedation in an environment of safe and reasonable regulations. Dr. Silverman is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the world’s oldest and largest honor society for dentists.

John Bovia, EMT-P – John Bovia has 30 years of experience in emergency medical services dating back to his time in the U.S. military. He was one of the first paramedics to be licensed in the state of Michigan in the late seventies.

Peter Chiang, DDS – Dr. Peter C.J. Chiang received his dental degree from the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center, where he also completed a residency in pediatric dentistry. His pediatric dental specialties include growth and development, prevention, education and maintenance of children's dental health.

Roger Sanger, DDS, MS – Dr. Roger Sanger, DOCS Education's lead instructor for Pediatric Sedation Dentistry, is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry. He completed a residency in pediatric dentistry as well as a fellowship in rehabilitation. He received his Master's in Health Care from USC Medical Center and Hospitals prior to entering private practice.

C. F. Ward, MD – C. F. Ward, MD, has four decades of experience as an anesthesiologist and also served as a flight surgeon for the U.S. Navy. After graduating from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1969, Dr. Ward went on to get aviation medical training from the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute. Later, he taught for several years at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of Anesthesiology.

Jerome Wellbrock, DMD, MAGD – Jerome P. Wellbrock, DMD, MAGD is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and the current owner of Northern Kentucky Dental Medicine, PLLC. He has been a member of the AGD and ADA for over 30 years and has held positions of president at the Northern Kentucky Dental Society and L.D. Pankey Study Club of Kentucky. Dr. Wellbrock is also a past vice president of the Kentucky Dental Association.

Dianne Benedictson, DDS – Dr. Dianne Benedictson has been in the dental field for over 25 years. She has owned a private practice, instructed team and doctors at a nationally-recognized post-graduate training institute, served on the board of an international dental association, consulted in dental offices nationwide and lectured internationally. Now, she is in the process of earning yet another degree—a Doctorate of Philosophy.Dr. Benedictson has a passion for team training and empowerment. She believes that a strong, skilled team is an integral part of a successful practice.

Pankaj "PJ" Goyal, DDS – Dr. Goyal is a clinical professor at Midwestern University College of Dentistry in Scottsdale, Arizona where he teaches courses in IV sedation, oral conscious sedation, anesthesiology, special needs anesthesia, and provides clinical instruction. Dr. Goyal has post-graduate education in prosthodontics and oral surgery, and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Anesthesia Training Program with specialized training from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry.

Dr. Terry M. Gordon – Dr. Terry M. Gordon received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1984 and has been providing patient care for the greater York and Adams County region ever since. He received his IV Sedation training from Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy and his Oral Sedation training through the Dental Organization for Continuing Sedation Education (DOCS Education).


Live Patient Faculty

Dr. Howard Ngo – Dr. Ngo is a Fairfax-area native. He attended J.E.B. Stuart High School. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from Virginia Tech and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery, cum laude, from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. He completed his General Practice Residency at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, South Carolina.

Dr. Justin Neibauer – Dr. Justin Neibauer grew up in Waldorf, Maryland. Traveling to Cameroon Africa with his family, Dr. Neibauer was exposed to the true art of caring for people by watching his father engage in dental mission work. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Columbia Union College. While transitioning into dental school, Dr. Neibauer worked at the National Institutes of Health, researching salivary gland development. Dr. Neibauer graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in the top of his class. He earned continuing education certificates in neuromuscular occlusion, esthetic inlays and onlays, bonding, CEREC, and is certified in Invisalign. He is certified for treatment of minor to moderate orthodontic problems. Dr. Neibauer is a member of the ADA, VDA and IOA dental organizations. He is currently working on his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Gopal Pal – Dr G. S. Pal has more than three decades of dental practice experience from both public and private sectors. He completed his DDS from the University of Calcutta and a Master of Science in Pedodontics from the University of Iowa. He then became a clinical instructor at Georgetown University Dental School, Department of Pedodontics (1968-1969) and later an associate professor at Howard University School of Dentistry (1978-1981). Dr. Pal established his family dental practice in Annandale, Virginia in 1974.

Dr. Richard W. Gesker – A graduate of Temple University’s School of Dentistry and School of Business, Dr. Gesker started his career as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Dental Corps. He joined Mary’s Center in early 2010 after four years in the military and three years in private practice. He is responsible for delivering high-quality dental care and maintaining the care delivery and management model for all administrative and clinical staff. He enjoys coordinating care between general dentists and specialists, but takes most pleasure in delivering same-day immediate care. His commitment to continuing education is supplemented by the various federal and private research projects he oversees.

Dr. Gary Imm – A practicing dentist since 1982, Dr Gary R Imm, provides advanced cosmetic dentistry, including smile makeovers, sedation, implant and TMJ services in the Baltimore Metropolitan region. A graduate of the University of Maryland at Baltimore Dental School, where he earned a doctorate of dental surgery in 1982, Dr Imm then returned to become an Assistant Clinical Professor until 1999. He has been published in many well-respected dental and medical publications over the years and continues an active coaching practice helping other dentists succeed. An active member of his church, Dr Imm enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and gardening. He and his wife of 24 years and their daughters live in the Westminster, Maryland area.

Steven C. Jackson, D.D.S., P.C – Dr. Jackson graduated from George Mason University in 1979 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. From there, he went on to study at the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, commencing in 1984. Dr. Jackson established his own practice in Manassas, Virginia in 1985, a practice he has maintained to this day. Dr. Jackson has been an active participant in DOCS Education, taking his first course in 2000 and receiving his DALS certificate in 2012.

Dr. J.C. Wolfe – Dr. J.C. Wolfe graduated from Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 1993 and continued into his General Practice Residency from 1993-1995. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Wolfe began private practice. In 1997 he opened a brand new practice in Charlottesville Virginia and in 1998 bought a practice in Staunton Virginia where his wife Melissa, who graduated from Dental School in 1993, now works as the sole practitioner. Dr. Wolfe began implementing sedation dentistry in his practice in October of 2000. In October of 2001 Dr. Wolfe became a fellow of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. His desire to help patients through their dental anxiety and phobias and become an integral part of improving their overall health is one of the many reasons for his success.