THE STEWART CENTER
The Stewart Center (formerly known as The Texas Center) was established in 2014. Co-founders, Dr. Hal Stewart and Dr. Craig Herre saw both young and established dentists who were frustrated with the current state of their practices. It was their desire to create a comprehensive course that would give doctors a logical, step by step approach to rehabilitating even the most broken-down dentition while prioritizing minimally invasive techniques and staying free of the limitations put on them by insurance companies.
Our goal at The Stewart Center is to provide an intimate learning setting for the dental professional who wants to:
- Profoundly impact their patients’ health in a significant way.
- The opportunity to practice in an insurance, third-party free environment.
- To learn state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques.
- Acquire the confidence and ability to diagnose, treat, and restore failing dentitions in a systematic and predictable way, utilizing state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques.
Dr. Hal Stewart
CEO & Co-Founder
MEET DR. STEWART
Hal Stewart, CEO & Co-Founder
Dr. Hal Stewart has a long-standing commitment to the highest standards of general, cosmetic, and reconstructive dentistry. His devotion to his profession is seen in his passion for treating his patients and teaching other dentists worldwide. Dr. Stewart’s commitment to his profession lead to his induction into the American College of Dentists in 2018.
A biologic and systems-focused dentist, he believes that the goal of treatment should be to maintain a healthy, optimally functioning chewing system that is supported by, and in turn supports, a healthy airway. He believes that a healthy airway, and a healthy mouth with stable joints and harmonious occlusion, are imperative to one’s overall health.
Dr. Stewart graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1989 and has been in private practice ever since. He studied at the Pankey Institute, The Dawson Academy, The Las Vegas Institute, as well as the OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry.
From 2006 – 2013 Dr. Stewart served as a core teaching faculty for OBI. In 2013, he co-founded The Stewart Center for Minimally Invasive Dental Medicine (formerly known as the Texas Center).
Dr. Stewart lectures extensively worldwide and has a passion for teaching other dentists and helping equip them to optimally serve their patients. He has written many articles over the years for publication in professional journals and is a frequent lecturer on the topics of BioRejuvenation and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Practice Management, Laser Dentistry, and Case Presentation.
He is the past President of the Texas Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is currently working on his diplomate status with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. In 2018, Dr.Stewart was privileged to be selected as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.
Dr. Stewart loves spending his free time with his two daughters, Alexandra and Elisabeth. He loves music and sings and plays his guitar daily. Dr. Stewart is also an avid fitness competitor and has competed in bodybuilding physique division competitions.
A sampling of Dr. Stewart’s publications are available in PDF form by clicking the links below:
- Dentistry Today October 2018 – BioRejuvenation Dentistry: Utilizing Nanohybrid Flowable Composite Techniques
- Dentistry Today 2017 – Minimally Invasive Bio-Rejuvenation Dentistry: A Conservative Approach to Full-Mouth Rehabilitation
- Conservative Dentistry and Bioesthetic Principles
- Rejuvenating Patients and Practices
- Systems Based Minimally Invasive Rejuvenation Dentistry
- Conservative Full-Mouth Rehabilitation Using the Principles of Bioesthetic Dentistry
MEET THE FACULTY
Craig Herre, DDS & Co-founder
He enjoys teaching, coaching, and mentoring dentists which led to his partnership with Dr. Hal Stewart and the formation of The Stewart Center for Minimally Invasive Dental Medicine (formerly known as The Texas Center) in 2014. Dr. Craig Herre has been a leader in dentistry for more than three decades. In his Leawood, Kansas practice he provides comprehensive, individualized care focusing on occlusion based dentistry, diseases of the temporomandibular joint, and management of airway disorders. Together they have developed the premier training center for complete management of occlusal and airway disease, utilizing BioRejuvenation Dentistry.
Dr. Herre is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Cell Biology and the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry. He is the middle dentist of a three-generation practice and currently enjoys working with his son Dr. Tim Herre. Together, they formed the first practice of this kind in the state of Kansas.
As a Top Dentist in his community and an expert in his field, Dr. Herre has extensive training in advanced methodologies for the treatment of the whole patient. Rather than just focusing on tooth problems as dentists are classically trained, he recognizes that the teeth are a part of an elaborate system. Attention must be given to diagnosis, recognition, and treatment of the entire chewing system to restore and maintain optimal health.
Dr. Herre has trained at the LD Pankey institute, Spear Center, and is a graduate of Orognathic Bioesthetics International. He has completed countless hours of continuing education in TMD and occlusal problem and has had the opportunity to present throughout the United States. Dr. Herre is a strong advocate for organized dentistry. Currently he is the 2nd Vice President of the American Dental Association. He serves on the ADA Budget and Finance Committee, and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In addition, he has chaired the ADA’s Council on Communications and served as a Delegate from Kansas to the ADA House of Delegates for the past ten years. Dr. Herre is also a past president of the Kansas Dental Association and has held all the offices in his state and local societies.
He currently serves as the state chairman of the Peer Review committee in Kansas.
He was the recipient of the Kansas Dental Association Dentist of the Year in 2016 and has been elected as a fellow in the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Society. Dr. Herre is a member of the American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association, and 5th District Dental Society and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary dental fraternity.
Dr. Herre along with his wife Joanne enjoy spending time with their three children and six grandchildren. He enjoys fitness activities, golf, landscaping, reading and traveling. However, his passion is dentistry and giving back to the profession that has given him so much.
A sampling of Dr. Herre’s publications is available in PDF form by clicking the links below
Mary E. Burns, DMD
Before studying Dental Medicine, Dr. Mary E. Burns earned a Certificate of Dental Assisting from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978 and became a registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Health Related Professions in 1979 from the University of Pittsburgh and her career has had a highly impressive path since that date.
Dr. Burns graduated with honors, with a degree in Dental Medicine, from the University of Pittsburgh in 1983. After doing a general practice residency, at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh, and a public health service residency in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Burns became a part of the faculty at Temple University’s Restorative Department. Soon to follow, she had a private practice in Abington, PA, but her career path was not over yet.
Dr. Burns went on to receive her Certificate in Orthodontics, from The Ohio State University, in 1990, as well as her Masters of Education and Science that same year. In 1997, Dr. Burns received a certificate from The Roth Institute on TMJ centered orthodontic treatment. In 2005, she received a certificate from the Lee Institution on TMJ oriented Oral Rehabilitation, as well as becoming a part of their orthodontic faculty that same year.
Dr. Burns is a Board-certified orthodontist who has been in practice for the past 24 years, 17 of which were in orthodontics. She has been a member of the American Association of Orthodontics for the past 20 years, as well as a part of the OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry for 10 years. She is a Roth-trained Orthodontist and an OBI level III graduate, who possesses the knowledge and ability that only a select few ever attain. Dr. Burns has a loving family with three children. She enjoys staying fit at the gym, cycling, and reading.
John Korolewski, DDS
Dr. John Korolewski has a health-centered TMJ and Restorative/Preventive practice in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Marquette University School of Dentistry. Following dental school, he completed the Advanced Training Program in Dentistry at Meriter Hospital in Madison, WI., where he remained a member of The Meriter Hospital Dental Teaching Staff for many years.
Dr. Korolewski has completed the curriculum of study at The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, in addition to the Management Program and Performance Coach at TheSchuster Center for Professional Development. In February 2016, Dr. Korolewski completed the BioRejuvenation Residency at The Stewart Center.
Dr. Korolewski is a member of the American Dental Association; The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology; and The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, where he is training for Board Certification. Dr. Korolewski has proven to be a passionate advocate for advancing dental care and has extensive experience sharing that knowledge with other dentists.
Curtis Morgese, CDT
Mr. Curtis Morgese CDT, AA has serviced the dental community for over 35 years. He was trained in the United States Navy where he worked closely with the prosthodontists at the Naval Warfare Center on all types of dental prosthetics. After his service ended he opened up Oral Renaissance Dental Laboratory. He has been certified in Crown and Bridge as well as Ceramics for over 30 years. He has studied with some of the finest ceramists nationwide and abroad. He is also a graduate of the Pankey Institute and one of the few dental technicians to graduate from The Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry. At present, he is an adjunct instructor for The Stewart Center. His passion is to help dentists distinguish themselves from their peers.
Bernie B. Villadiego, DDS
Dr. Bernie B. Villadiego graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1989 and went on to complete a general practice residency program at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center. In 1993, he established a private practice with an emphasis in esthetic and reconstructive dentistry in Chatsworth, California. He is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a graduate of several cosmetic residency dental programs at the Esthetic Professionals Dental Education Center in California.
He has also served as their clinical instructor in the Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion residency programs. He is a visiting faculty/clinical instructor with the Spear Education at Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Arizona, as well as completed continuums at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study. He is also an avid landscape and portrait photographer and has lectured on the use of glamor and clinical photography in dentistry.