Our Instructors provide you with high quality content supported by science and evidence based research.
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.
Paul 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, 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.