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The New Generation of OC Speakers

Updated: May 31

Like New Kids on the Block, they got the right stuff.



Global Orthodontic Leaders

There is no argument; OC has the single best speakers line-up of any orthodontic company. The progressive talents of experienced speakers Dr. Pitts and Dr. Brown have been guiding the future of our industry for decades. They also lead an extremely talented group of global educators. These speakers include the Algerian super duo of Dr. Wassim Bouzid and Dr. Ilias Tibaoui, and a rockstar group of talented South American influencers.


To be a world-class bracket company, OC also needs to promote a new generation of speakers who represent our brand identity and product philosophy.


Meet The Talented Future of OC Orthodontics


Dr. Manuel Pesqueira



Dr. Pesqueira graduated in dentistry at Alfonso X University in Madrid, Spain. He is a native of the Galicia region of Spain and currently calls Barcelona home. Dr. Pesqueira recieved a Masters of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Alcala de Henares.


He has private practices in Barcelona and Valladolid.


Professional Memberships: 

  • SEDO (Spanish Orthodontic Society 

  • Certified in Tip-Edge system


Dr. Pesqueira speaks on the H4 system and Pitts 21 Protocols.

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Dr. Kimberly Smith 



Dr. Kimberly Mays Smith grew up in Little Rock with a passion for helping others. From a  

With almost 20 years of dental and orthodontic experience, Dr. Smith has been recognized as a top doctor in Top Docs and Women in Medicine magazine in 2022. Tired of the strictly clinical environments offered by many dental practices, she purchased her existing practice in Evanston, IL to offer quality, compassionate orthodontic care to all her patients. 


Professional Memberships: 

  • American Association of Orthodontists 

  • American Dental Association 

  • Illinois State Dental Society 

  • Midwestern Society of Orthodontists 

  • Pitts Masters Program 


Dr. Smith speaks about Pitts21 PRO and Pitts21 Protocols.

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Dr. Justin Maccaro 



Dr. Maccaro earned his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. He then received a Certificate in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, as well as a Master of Science in dentistry with a focus on pediatric orthodontics, from the University of the Pacific. 

During his residency, Dr. Maccaro was recognized for his treatment's efficiency and proficiency, completing the most patients of any resident in the history of the program. He cherishes the unique pleasure of seeing his patients every month, watching them grow, and learning all about their lives and dreams. 


Professional Memberships: 

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics 

  • American Association of Orthodontists 

  • American Dental Association 

  • Pitts Masters Program 


Dr. Maccaro speaks about Pitts21 PRO and Pitts21 Protocols. 

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Dr. Leah Walker 



Dr. Leah Walker is passionate about creating healthy, beautiful smiles. She loves the relationships she and her team build with patients, which often turn into long-lasting friendships. Her favorite moment in the treatment process is sharing the big reveal when patients see their new smiles for the first time. 

Dr. Walker earned her credentials in orthodontics and has been dedicated to her practice ever since. Her commitment to her patients and the orthodontic field has made her a respected professional. 


Professional Memberships: 

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics 

  • American Association of Orthodontists 

  • American Dental Association 

  • Pitts Masters Program 


Dr. Walker speaks about Pitts21 PRO, Pitts21 Protocols, and APII. 

 

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Dr. Marisa Villalba



Doctor of Dentistry (University of La Plata-Argentina) 

TEACHER OF COURSES AND CONFERENCES IN: 

  • Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry 

  • College of Dentists of the Province of Bs. Como. 

  • Ministry of Health of the Argentine Nation 


EXCLUSIVE DEDICATION with Orthodontist in Private Practice 

  • Former resident of the A. M. Bollini Children's Dentistry Specialized Hospital. 

  • Gold Medal: Best average of the Faculty of Dentistry in 2001 (University of La Plata-Argentina). 

  • Gnathos Foundation (University of Belgrano) Buenos Aires-Argentina. 

  • Former Assistant and teaching collaborator of Dr. Miguel Ángel Cacchione. in postgraduate course of Functional Orthopedics of the Maxillae (AAOFM) Buenos Aires - Argentina. 

  • User Certificate in Passive Self-ligating Systems (USA) Pitts 

  • Given courses and conferences on Pediatric Dentistry, Myofunctional and Passive Self-ligating Treatments at an early age   

  • Co-author of the book Pitts21 "Our Method" Time and Space in Passive Self-Ligation treatments 


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Dr. Gunel Mardanova



Dr. Gunel Mardanaova, a lead OC Ambassador, is committed to progressive orthodontics. She sets herself a high standard for delivering outstanding patient care with a high level of integrity. Dr. Gunel is dedicated to creating healthy and beautiful smiles for her patients. She speaks four languages; English, Russian, Turkish, and her native Azerbaijani.


Certifications: 

  • 8 Keys to Aesthetic Orthodontics - Dr. A Ermakov 

  • Biomechanics and Aethetic BasedOrthodontic Treatment Strategies - Prof Nanda

  • Pitts Aesthetic Driven Protocols - Dr P Csiki 

  • Achievement of Mastery in Treatment Without Extraction - Drs Bouzid and Illies 


Dr. Mardanova speaks about Pitts21

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