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Dental Speakers

Are you interested in having one of CDA's recommended speakers join you at your next event? For more information or to list your speaking event, contact CMDA's Dental Ministries.

Recommended Speakers

Peter E. Dawson, DDS
Founder, The Dawson Academy

Peter E. Dawson, DDS, is a graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry. He is the author of three bestselling dental textbooks and the founder of the Dawson Academy, a renowned training center that has provided continuing dental education courses for dental professionals for more than 30 years. Dr. Dawson has lectured extensively worldwide, served as a visiting professor at universities and presided as president of three national dental academies. His passion for encouraging health professionals to lead balanced lives with an emphasis on Christian values is given fulfillment through a partnership with CMDA to expand CMDA’s dental ministries

Van B. Haywood, DMD

Van B. Haywood, DMD, is a professor in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation at the School of Dentistry, Medical College of Georgia. Since 2005, he has served as the school’s Director of Continuing Education. He has served as a member and contributor to several organizations, including serving as the Associate Editor of the Esthetics Section of the Journal of the American Dental Association. He has completed research and more than 135 publications on the NGVB technique and the topic of bleaching and esthetics. He is listed in the “Top Leaders in Continuing Education” for the United States by Dental Products Report. His book Tooth Whitening: Indications and Outcomes of Nightguard Vital Bleaching is available at

DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD
Dentist and Senior Lecturer, Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Study; St. Petersburg, Florida

Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson is a 1982 graduate of the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. He now serves as the senior lecturer at the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Study and is also an adjunct professor at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. Dr. Wilkerson is the immediate past president of the American Equilibration Society.

William Griffin, DDS

William Griffin, DDS, is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. He has practiced dentistry in Newport News, Virginia since 1983 and has been a member of CMDA since 1981. Dr. Griffin enjoys three to four international dental mission trips a year, and he also encourages other to become involved through a website he created, In addition, he volunteers his time as the dental director and President of the Board of the Lackey Free Clinic, a Christian medical-dental ministry in Yorktown, Virginia. Dr. Griffin also serves as a member of the CDA Dental Advisory Board, and he has written articles for Today’s Christian Doctor. He and his wife Linda have two children, Katherine and Will, Jr.