N. RAY LEE, D.D.S.
Dr. Lee began his career in the field of health care forty years ago, serving as a combat trained medic and dental specialist in the U.S. Air Force. He later earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The College of William and Mary, his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. from Baylor College of Dentistry, and his surgical specialty degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been in the private practice sector of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 1984. Currently, his private practice, Oyster Point Oral and Facial Surgery, is located in Newport News, VA.
Dr. Lee is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Virginia Dental Association, the Peninsula Dental Society, and past president of the Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He also served as committee chairman for the AAOMS in Healthcare Advocacy. He has been an adjunct faculty member of Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Otolaryngology and the Medical College of Virginia Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Published professional works of Dr. Lee include book chapters for Clinics of North America, magazine articles for Clinical Updates, and scientific articles for the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has lectured nationally and internationally on Sleep Related Breathing Disorders. He is the designer and developer of the Genial Bone Advancement Trephine Surgical Procedure and the medical instruments used for the surgery in conjunction with the Stryker Liebinger Corporation. Dr. Lee also designed and developed the OSA Plating System in cooperation with the Osteomed Corporation.
Dr. Lee has a beautiful family; a son, Justin, who is married to Sloan with three children; Barrett, Augusta, and Maggie and a daughter Erin, who is married to Mark McFarland, an orthopedic spine surgeon with the Orthopedic and Spine Center, and a son West.
Dr. Lee enjoys his time outdoors boating, flying, fishing, and hunting. Most of his time is spent with his family and providing care for the community.
Bill Forrester, Gen. (U.S. Army Ret.)
Bill Forrester is a retired US Army Brigadier General with more than 31 years as an Army officer and senior executive with diverse international management experiences in organizations of varying size and complexity. He is a former Commanding General of the US Army Combat Readiness Center, the former Director of Army Safety and a published author specializing in Leadership, Safety, Training and Team building.
Forrester served as the principal advisor to the Chief of Staff Army for the occupation and lifestyle safety, health and welfare for the US Army’s two million Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members. Forrester’s key assignments include the Deputy Commanding General for the US Army 2nd Infantry Division (Republic of Korea), Chief of Staff for the US Army flight training at Fort Rucker, and he commanded the 159th Aviation Brigade (101st Airborne Division) during the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. His experiences include command in conventional and special operations aviation with operational assignments and mission sets in numerous locations in the continental United States, Germany, Honduras, El Salvador, Hawaii, Alaska, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Bosnia, Turkey, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Forrester is a graduate of West Point, the Army’s Command and General Staff College, the Army War College, and holds Masters Degrees in Personnel Management and Strategic Studies. He is a Master Army Aviator with awards and decorations including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit (three awards), Air Medal, and the US and Australian Parachute Badges. Forrester was recognized and presented the American Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s National Award for Service (2007), is a life member of the 160th Special Operations Aviation and the Night Stalker Association, was awarded the Army Aviation Association of America Order of Saint Michael Gold Award in 2008; and was received the Presidential Award for distinguished service to the Korean people by the President of South Korea.
Forrester served on the Alabama Governor’s Workforce Development Council from 2009 till 2013, is active with Huntsville Rotary Club, and past member for the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Valley West Point Society. Mr. Forrester was an aviator during his thirty-two year career in the US Army and remains active with the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA), and the Association of the United States Army and currently co-Chairs the Screaming Eagle Aviation Association (a non-profit organization) dedicated to the Aviation Soldiers and Families (past and present) of the 101 Airborne Division. A native of Tennessee, Bill is married to the former Nancy Nicholson and they have two married children and two grandchildren. The Forresters reside in Huntsville, Alabama.
Michael Gwinn, CW5 (U.S. Army Ret.)
Michael R. Gwinn, President, and CEO of On Course Aviation, LLC, is an experienced aviation professional with over 40 years of military and civilian experience. Soloing on Hinton-Alderson Airport at 16 years old, Mike later joined the U.S. Army, serving in numerous aviation assignments including service in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). After exiting the Army, he has worked as a contracted military flight instructor as well as a developer of civilian and Department of Defense aviation training programs. Mike possesses FAA Airline Transport Pilot and Gold Seal Certificated Flight Instructor certificates for both Airplanes and Helicopters, is type rated in 12 aircraft and has over 14,000 flight hours. Mike is an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE), Specialty Aircraft Examiner (SAC), Experimental Aircraft Examiner (EAE), and Military Competency Examiner (MCE). He is also an FAA Commercial certificated Remote Pilot (drone).
Dr. Lyman K. (Manny) Steil, CLP, CSP, CPAE
Dr. Lyman K. (Manny) Steil, CSP, CPAE is internationally known as “The Ambassador of Listening” and a “Speaker Worth Listening To.” Dr Steil is CEO and Chairman of Communication Development, Inc.; CEO and Chairman of the International Listening Leadership Institute; Founding Partner of The Masters Alliance; founding Director of The Amara Institute; former Director of Debate, Macalester College, and Chairman of the Speech Communication Division, Department of Rhetoric, University of Minnesota.
For more than 50 years, Dr. Steil has been a leading professional educator,
speaker, trainer, consultant, author, and business professional trained in
the areas of Speech, Psychology, Listening, Leadership, and Organizational Communication. Dr. Steil has helped professionals throughout 19 countries listen better and achieve more.
In addition, Dr. Steil was founder and first President of the International Listening Association; author and co-author of five books; creator of the first Effective Listening Video Program; and, architect of the renowned Sperry Listening Program. He has earned the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) and the CLP (Certified Listening Professional) designations and has been inducted into both the National Speaker’s Association, CPAE,”Speaker’s Hall of Fame”, the Minnesota “Speaker’s Hall of Fame” and, the International Listening Association’s “Listening Hall of Fame”. Dr. Steil was selected as the ILA’s 1st “Listening Legend” and a Veteran Speakers “Legend of Professional Speaking”. In addition, the University of Minnesota, College of Arts, and the Education Foundation and Albert Lea High School have honored Dr. Steil as a “Distinguished Alumni”.
Dr. Steil’s and Dr. Bommelje’s award winning book, Listening Leaders: The 10 Golden Rules to Listen, Lead, and Succeed is presently serving Listening Leaders in 29 countries.
Dr. Manny Steil is committed to helping everyone enhance their listening and personal and professional performance, productivity, profitability, and pleasure.
DEAN MARAGOS, Chief Financial Officer & Director of Marketing
Mr. Maragos is the next-generation visionary for Valley Dental Arts. Since childhood, he has been immersed in the fast-moving field of aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry, learning firsthand what it takes to be a thought leader and respected partner in the dental industry.
Since graduating with a degree in finance from the University of St. Thomas, Mr. Maragos hasn’t wasted any time working to further elevate the industry standards his father helped create. In 2009, he launched 35 dental material products in the areas of impression, temporization and bonding. He pursued extensive training from industry leaders around the world in the fields of implantology, clinical products and guided surgeries. Recently featured in South Florida Opulence magazine for innovative smile design, Mr. Maragos travels the world, sharing the expertise of Valley Dental Arts and working with key opinion leaders in this quickly evolving industry.
True to his roots, Mr. Maragos lives the “family-first” philosophy when it comes to Valley Dental Arts’ clients and future clients. He makes himself accessible and ready to share ideas, concerns and thoughts on innovations to help clients achieve their goals. As Chief Financial Officer and Director of Marketing for Valley Dental Arts, Mr. Maragos wakes up every day inspired by the opportunity to improve lives, both for dentists and their patients.
Charles Maragos, CDT, ODT
Mr. Maragos founded Valley Dental Arts in 1974 to create a new standard of excellence in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry. By combining exceptional craftsmanship with an artist’s eye, he has developed an industry-leading process for creating teeth that look and feel natural.
But product perfection wasn’t the only standard Mr. Maragos envisioned for his business.
Mr. Maragos” heritage is family-centric. Whatever the need or concern, it has always been “family first,” and he was determined to extend “family status” to every one of his dentist clients. His relationship-focused model of doing business worked as he grew Valley Dental Arts to become a national leader in delivering uncompromising quality, not only in craftsmanship, but also in customer service.
Known as “The Father of Contemporary Diagnostics”, Mr. Maragos is one of only three dental artisans in the nation to be accredited through membership in the American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA), where he also serves on the board. A member of the internationally renowned Oral Design Group, Mr. Maragos has lectured globally on laboratory communication, aesthetics, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) systems. He received the best design award and letter of appreciation from the Leading Dentist Association (LDA) in Japan. He is co-author of “Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection Technique” (1st ed.), and has served as a clinical instructor at Baylor University.
Mr. Maragos has lived his vision for aesthetic excellence every day for more than 40 years. His team of like-minded professionals treats dentists like family and provides unequalled quality to dentists and their patients every day.
Dr. Scott Ganz is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of Computer Utilization for Diagnostic, Graphical, Treatment Planning and CAD/CAM Applications in Dentistry. A much sought after speaker, he delivers presentations both nationally and internationally on the prosthetic and surgical phases of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Ganz is widely published, with more than 80 articles in scientific and professional textbooks and journals. He currently serves as editor-in-chief for Cone Beam International Magazine of Cone Beam Dentistry, and an associate editor for the peer-reviewed journal of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). For the past 25 years, he also has served as a consultant for numerous companies involved with dental implants, imaging, and the high technology arena.
A founding member of the Simplant Academy, Dr. Ganz is also the Director of the Ganz Institute For Applied 3-D Implant Reconstruction, offering live, hands-on surgery training programs several times each year. He maintains a private practice for Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthetics, and Implant Dentistry in Fort Lee, New Jersey.