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Virtual Dontics believes continuing dental education is vital to your professional career and patient care. We are honored you have chosen Virtual Dontics to provide you with high quality continuing dental education. Live, online, and fully interactive.


Dr. Kirsten Roling CEO Virtual DonticsKirsten Roling, DDS
CEO Virtual Dontics

Dr. Kirsten Roling, is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco; School of Dentistry, and has assumed multiple leadership roles in education and oral health. She has professional experience in private practice and public health dentistry. She began her career in dentistry as a Registered Dental Assistant and Dental Practice Administrator. Her experience as a dental educator includes the positions of assistant clinical professor, UCSF; MPH preceptor at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, A.T. Still University; and Department Chair of Dental Hygiene, Sanford-Brown College. She is the former Chief for the Office of Oral Health, Maricopa County, Department of Public Health; Phoenix, Arizona; and administered a few of the nation's largest oral health prevention programs for the third largest public health department in the U.S. She is an invited speaker at national conferences, and before state legislators. Dr. Roling has continued her training as a dental educator, completing Advanced Educational Methodology, through the Institute for Allied Health Educators, Academy for Academic Leadership, and the American Dental Education Association. She maintains membership in the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society. Dr. Roling is an enthusiastic presenter, and is thrilled for this opportunity to provide the highest quality continuing dental education, in a live, online, format.
Paul A. Jones DDSPaul A. Jones, DDS, MS
Virtual Dontics welcomes Dr. Paul A. Jones. Paul A Jones, DDS, MS attended the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, received his DDS from UMKC, practiced general dentistry in Lawrence Kansas for two years, received a Master’s of Science in Endodontics from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and was in private practice limited to Endodontics in the Kansas City area for over thirty-five years. He has utilized personal computers for over thirty years, digital radiography for over twenty years, and Cone Beam CT for over six years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologists, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and Phi Kappa Phi. His other passions are sailing and digital photography.

Joan Palazzo Virtual Dontics
Joan Palazzo, GSLC MS Cyber Security, MIS

Virtual Dontics welcomes Ms. Joan Palazzo, a nationally recognized cyber security expert presenting dental clinicians with the latest knowledge to protect their dental practices from the latest cyber security threats. Ms. Palazzo is a dedicated security leader, and her record of success includes working collaboratively with senior management teams across business units. She is a security evangelist with a focus on aligning security and privacy with strategic business goals thereby enabling effective risk management across the organization. Ms. Palazzo is a strong communicator with a passion for increasing security awareness for staff within small businesses, and private dental practices. Her areas of expertise include risk management, governance, compliance, vulnerability management and compliance, security awareness, incident response, network security, HIPAA. Ms. Palazzo's focus is Cyber Security best practices for dental practices, and her presentation is appropriate for dental staff as well as the owner/dentist. Her experience as a skilled educator includes her position as an Internet Law Instructor, the Pennsylvania State University, conducting training related to internet law, policy, and compliance. She holds an MS degree in Cyber Security, a Masters of Information Systems degree, and a BGS degree with a concentration in business. Her certifications include: GSLC, DOD Cyber Security 3.0, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, DAWIA IT Level III (DOD). Joan Palazzo has extensively researched dental practice security risk to inform Virtual Dontics participants of critical and timely information regarding strategies to protect their dental practice integrity.