About Us

Contemporary Product Solutions brings unbiased, clinical information from the total team perspective. We do this by working together with innovators and manufacturers in the field of dentistry to assist in product reviews and evaluations, assess, and promote cutting-edge techniques and developments. Our team of Key Opinion Leaders help dental practices and manufacturers broaden their message reach and raise brand awareness through product reviews, lecture and hands-on training, video, articles, and online CE. Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA has been named one of Dentistry Today’s Top Clinician’s from 2010-2015, Dr. Bicuspid’s Dental Assistant of the Year, DPR’s most amazing women in dentistry, and AACD’s Rising Star Recipient. Shannon and her husband Erik have over 81 trainers consisting of Hygienist, Dental Assistants and Office Team trainers who are the dental experts in their field. Let us Catapult your team to the next level.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Shannon Pace Brinker

Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA CDD

Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA is a National and International Speaker, published author and has been a full time practicing dental assistant for over 23 years. Shannon is past faculty member at the Dawson Academy and Spear Education. She is an active member and first auxiliary to sit on the AACD Board of Directors and awarded the Rising Star award in 2014. Shannon is a member of the E4D Clinical Operations Operators (ECO) group and had extensive input for the certified dental designer CDD certification. Shannon was selected one of Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians. She was selected as Dental Products Report 25 most influential women in dentistry and Dr. Bicuspid’s Dental Assistant Educator of the year.

Shannon and her husband Erik are the owners of a Contemporary Product Solutions which provides lectures and hands on training for the complete dental team.

For information on dental assistant programs, please contact Shannon at 757-285-9477 or email shannon@contemporaryproductsolutions.com.

Erik M. Brinker

Erik Mark Brinker, Commander for the US Navy for over twenty two years, served as an Executive Officer for 120 personnel combat unit at SEAL Team Eighteen. Erik currently is serving as a Logistics Planner for Joint Forces Command. He served one tour in Iraq 2006-2007 and received Defense Meritorious Medal highest combat medal in personal record and now active reserves.

Erik has spent fifteen years in the pharmaceutical industry which lead him to start Contemporary Product Solutions which was an online digital magazine. In 2013, with the success of the magazine, Erik and Shannon added clinical team training to help with better clinical application and technique. Now with more than 81 trainers considered experts in the field of dentistry (Dental Assistants, Hygienist, and Patient Coordinators) and teaching over 300 courses in the US and Canada, CPS now is looked upon as the elite group for team training.

For information on our team training programs, please contact Erik at 757-285-9477 or email erik@contemporaryproductsolutions.com.

Erik Brinker

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Comprehensive, onsite training for your entire dental team.

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Continuing education credit learning opportunities.

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Convenient and cost-effective online instructor-led training.

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