Emily Boge (2020)

Wife, mother, farmer, student, college administrator, educator, inventor, public health advocate, business woman, researcher, writer, speaker–yet always a dental hygienist—Emily has worn many hats over the course of her 18 years in the dental industry. She takes pride in utilizing her inquisitive mind and honest attitude to lead faculty at her college, influence manufacturers to listen to dental professionals in product innovation, and transform students into entry level professionals, promoting the use of inner accountability, tenacity, and empowerment.

Jo-Anne Jones (2019)

As a successful entrepreneur and international, award winning speaker, Jo-Anne brings life, energy and inspiration to all her presentations. The veteran dental hygienist turned educator has a no-nonsense approach and dynamic speaking style that has made her one of North America’s most sought-after lecturers in the dental community. Jo-Anne has been selected as one of DPR’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry and joins the 2019 Dentistry Today CE Leaders for the 9th consecutive year.

Jo-Anne has been described as a very dynamic, knowledgeable and entertaining speaker with an ability to powerfully communicate her knowledge. Her strong and powerful message complemented by the provision of clinical and educational resources has earned many loyal followers. Jo-Anne’s gift for motivating and inspiring has catapulted her into motivational speaking for Fortune 500 companies and professional women’s groups.

Jo-Anne is a Key Opinion Leader for a number of leading corporations within the dental community including Philips Oral Healthcare, LED Imaging Inc., Orascoptic, Dentsply, Oral Science, DenMat and 3M ESPE.

A frank and open lecture style, a focus on audience engagement complemented by the provision of educational and clinical resources has earned Jo-Anne many loyal followers both nationally and internationally.

Karen Davis (2018)

Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH is founder of Cutting Edge Concepts®. She is an international speaker and practices dental hygiene in Dallas, Texas. Dentistry Today consistently recognizes Karen as a “Top Clinician in Continuing Education”.She is an accomplished author related to her passion of practicing on the cutting edge of the profession and authors a column in RDH Magazine. She is a member of the American Academy of Oral & Systemic Health, the American Dental Hygienist’s Association, and the International Federation of Dental Hygienists. Karen graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.

Lil Caperila (2017)

Lil Caperila has spent well over 35 years in the profession of dental hygiene practice as a periodontal co-therapist, educator and professional lecturer internationally.

In 2000, while serving as President of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association, Lil accepted a position as Manager of Professional Education and Corporate Trainer with Premier Dental Products Company in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Her role as an international lecturer has afforded her the opportunity to deliver well over 500 seminars throughout the United States and among her international colleagues.

Lil completed her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene education from Thomas Jefferson University and later achieved her master’s degree in education specifically as an instructional designer and corporate trainer from Penn State University.
In 2009, Lil was selected as the first alumnus of her college to be named to their Alumni Hall of Fame. In 2014, the college selected Lil as one of their “Fabulous 50 Alumni” recognized during the college’s 50th anniversary.

She is the 2010 Recipient of the ADHA Irene Newman Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Advancement of Dental Hygiene.

In January of 2016, Lil was a contributing author for the chapter on Dentinal Hypersensitivity in a new dental hygiene textbook entitled: “Dental Hygiene: Applications to Clinical Practice.”

Contact information: Lil Caperila at Lcaperila@premusa.com (610) 757-7399 mobile

Carol Jahn (2016)

Carol Jahn, RDH, MS is the Director of Professional Relations & Education for Water Pik, Inc. She has presented more than 350 courses, published more than 85 papers, and contributed to 7 textbooks, including Clinical Periodontology (9th, 10th, 11th eds). She has been a presenter at 40 state/national dental hygiene association meetings, including ADHA and RDH UOR. She has presented at 20 state/regional dental meetings including Chicago Midwinter and Yankee Dental. She was a 2013 recipient of the ADHA Award of Excellence.