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The Speakers

Tracy Anderson Butler National Director Hygiene Education Straumann USA, CRDH, MFT

Mrs. Tracy Butler has 27 years of diverse experience in the dental industry from chairside and beyond. Tracy is a registered dental hygienist, thought leader, motivational speaker, sales leader/coach and change agent. She believes the key to every successful treatment outcome begins with an accurate assessment leading to a co-diagnosis between the patient and dental team. Tracy’s passion for dentistry and commitment to ultimate patient care has propelled her to pursue a career in regenerative medicine with Straumann North America, where she is currently Director Hygiene Education/Relations, North America. Tracy believes in keeping her bio brief and focus on her audience to spread the power of positivity and growth to achieve the ideal day. Tracy can be reached by email at tracy.butler@straumann.com.

Zola A. Makrauer DMD, MAGD

Zola A. Makrauer, DMD, MAGD, maintains a private practice centered on advanced patient care and delivering dentistry under the concepts of “Teamwork for successful Dentistry”. He has published articles in the Compendium of the Continuing Education in Dentistry, And the Strarget.
  • Private practice in Advanced Restorative Dentistry, Huntingdon Valley, PA
  • Mastership status of the Academy of General Dentistry.
  • Fellow, International Team for Implantology (Basel, Switzerland).
  • Clinical Professor in Fixed Prosthodontics & Implantology, Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University.
  • Past president of Eastern Dental Society.

Robert A. Levine DDS, FCPP, FISPPS

Dr. Robert A. Levine maintains a full time private practice in the Einstein Center One Building in Northeast Philadelphia focusing on Surgical Implant Placement, Cosmetic Oral Plastic Surgery Procedures and Reconstructive and Regenerative Therapy. He is presently a Clinical Professor in Post-Graduate Periodontics and Dental Implantology at the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill.  Dr. Levine is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is a Fellow of the College of Physicians in Philadelphia and is a Fellow of the International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons.  He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally and serves on the Editorial Boards of numerous international scientific dental journals and has authored approximately 70 articles and 4 book chapters. He is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) of Basel, Switzerland and was one of 100 representatives from around the world invited to participate in the ITI 4th Consensus Conference in Stuttgart, Germany (2008) and in Bern, Switzerland (2013) to establish treatment protocols for implant dentistry worldwide.  In June 2010, he was honored as the Distinguished Speaker at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Periodontology’s 13th Annual Straumann Lecture Series on Dental Implants and was again chosen as the guest lecturer in October, 2011 for the 1st Annual Straumann Distinguished Speaker Lecture by the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry.  In 2010, Dr. Levine was inducted to Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry’s Gallery of Success and was chosen by his peers as “Top Doc in Periodontics” in Philadelphia Magazine (2010, 2012, 2014).  For the last 31 years (since 1984), Dr. Levine has been President, founder and Program Chairman of the Northeast Philadelphia Dental Implant and Perio-Prosthesis Study and in 2009, he founded the Greater Philadelphia Dental Hygiene Study Club. He has been Director and Program Chairman of the Philadelphia Tri-State ITI Study Club since 2007.