Crest Advisory Board
To promote better dental health and provide continuing education, Crest has created a dental Advisory Board. Learn more about the members, and then read their responses to dental health questions.
Meet the Advisory BoardThese nationally acclaimed dental professionals recommend Crest Pro-Health products for comprehensive dental hygiene and health benefits.
Robert C. Fazio, DMD
Robert W. Gerlach, DDS, MPH
Pam Hughes, RDH, MS
Jennifer Salzer, DDS
Maria M. Ashley, DDS, PC
Stephanie Factor, MD
Robert C. Fazio, DMDDr. Fazio is currently Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. He is co-author of Oral Medicine Secrets and author of the textbook Principles and Practice of Oral Medicine. A 1971 graduate of Harvard College and a 1975 graduate of Harvard School of Dental Medicine, he also completed Clinical Fellowships in Periodontology and Oral Medicine at Harvard.
Continuing Education Review has named Dr. Fazio one of its three best national speakers. He has presented continuing education courses at major meetings throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
He maintains a private practice in Oral Medicine and Periodontology in Norwalk, Conn.
Robert W. Gerlach, DDS, MPHDr. Gerlach is a Research Fellow in Worldwide Clinical Investigations at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, OH. In his role, Dr. Gerlach is responsible for studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of oral care products worldwide.
His clinical trials research includes initiatives in the areas of caries prevention, periodontal therapy, and more recently, esthetic dentistry, especially tooth whitening. With more than 100 studies, Dr. Gerlach is recognized as a leading clinical researcher in the area of whitening. His research has led to novel delivery systems for vital bleaching, and new dentifrice formulations for stain control.
A public health dentist, Dr. Gerlach's work in dentistry spans government, academics, industry and practice. Dr. Gerlach holds positions at prominent dental schools, he lectures worldwide on therapeutic and esthetic dentistry, and his research has been reported in over 200 manuscripts and published abstracts.
Pam Hughes, RDH, MSPam Hughes, RDH, MS has lectured internationally and throughout the United States on such topics as oral risk assessment, advances in therapeutic oral care products, and women's aging complexities and the oral health impact.
She is the immediate past president of the California Dental Hygiene Educators' Association and a past president of the California Dental Hygienists' Association. Ms. Hughes has 26 years of clinical practice in general and periodontal practice settings and is faculty in the Department of Dental Hygiene at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Additionally, she teaches gerontology in the graduate program at the University of La Verne.
Ms. Hughes was involved in a clinical practice regimen during the early development of Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste and has a direct experience profile in speaking on its clinical effectiveness.
Jennifer Salzer, DDSDr. Jennifer Salzer is an associate faculty member at New York University College of Dentistry and has recently been recommended for the position of attending faculty member at Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital. She is now in private practice on Park Avenue in Manhattan.
She graduated from Duke University in 1993 and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University in 1997. She went on to obtain her certificate in Orthodontics from NYU in 1999.
Maria M. Ashley, DDS, PCDr. Maria Ashley is a general dentist practicing with a major focus on implant restoration, cosmetic enhancements, preventative/supportive care, and education.
A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, Dr. Ashley received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1986. Soon after she opened her own private practice on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, where she continues to offer unparalleled care.
30 North Michigan Ave. #1625
Chicago, Illinois 60602