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SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2018

17th Annual Meeting & Scientific Session of the Academy of Microscope, Enhanced Dentistry




      Dr. Alan M. Atlas: Alan Atlas, DMD, is Clinical Professor and Co-Director, Endodontic-Restorative Microscopy and                Technology Clinic, Penn Dental Medicine
Michael Bergler: Michael Bergler, MDT, is internationally recognized in the area of esthetic ceramic restorations and CAD/CAM-technology. Furthermore, he is a co-founder of the CAD/CAM-Ceramic-Center at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. He has published and lectured extensively on restorative materials and dental technology.  In July 2013 he received a faculty position in the Department of Restorative & Preventive Sciences. Mr. Bergler is an active member of the International Academy for Digital Dental Medicine (IADDM). He trained in Germany at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Department of Prosthodontics, and earned his Certificate of Master Dental Technician (MDT) at the Masterschool of Freiburg, Germany.
Dr. Antonina Getsman: Antonina Getsman, DDS, MS, Ph.D., is the chief physician at Dental Fantasy, a private dental clinic in Moscow, Russia. Dr. Getsman works with children from early childhood to teenagers. She has used the operative microscope in her daily practice since 2008.  Her publications focus on dental treatment in children of different age groups by means of modern technologies (for example, rubberdam (for kids), operative microscope, root canal treatment, crowns, conscious sedation, behavioral management e.t.c.) and preventive care (hygiene, preventive programs for kinds with primary and permanent teeth). Dr. Getsman is the author of a training course for pedodontists: “Dental treatment for children – myth or reality “. She is a speaker of the educational centre Medical Consulting Group in Russia.
Dr. Arnoud Noot: Arnoud Noot, DDS, is a native of The Netherlands and practices general restorative dentistry in American Fork, Utah, USA. His restorative focus is based on a “Biomimetic approach”. He is a certified instructor for the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.  He is also a member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health. Dr. Noot received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska. He completed general practice residency at Ehrling Bergquist Hospital at Offutt Air Force Base Nebraska. He was stationed at Yokota air base in Japan and receive a meritorious service medal of honor. Dr. Noot is passionate about saving teeth, conserving tooth structure and keeping the vitality of teeth when possible. He has the vision to improve the well being of patients and help mentor and be mentored by other healthcare providers and dental professionals.
Dr. Diego Velásquez: Diego Velásquez, DDSMSD, is a graduate of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Dentistry, Colombia. He was awarded an Ambassadorial Scholarship by The Rotary Foundation that allowed him to complete his postdoctoral training in Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at Indiana University School of Dentistry where he also received a Masters degree in Science of Dentistry.  He went on to complete a residency in Periodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Velasquez works in private practice in Fenton, Michigan and is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Dentistry of The University of Michigan. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is currently a member of the peer review panel of the Journal of Periodontology, Clinical Advances in Periodontics, and a consultant of The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He is past president of the Midwest Society of Periodontology and currently vice-president of the Michigan Periodontal Association.
Dr. Jorge Zapata: Jorge F. Zapata, DDS, is a general dentist in Ogden, Utah who has been practicing microscope dentistry in his private dental practice since 2005. He is a current member, past officer and past treasurer of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry(AMED). Dr. Zapata is an international and U.S. national lecturer, who specializes in video and microphotography capture under the dental microscope.  Dr. Zapata is a current member and speaker for the Microscope Dental Club; he lectures on the benefits of dental microscope usage in oral surgery, microphotography and integration of the CBCT. Dr. Zapata was recently published in Dentaltown Magazine; the title of his publication, In Focus: Microphotography using the Dental Operative Microscope.
Dr. Georg D. Strbac: Georg Strbac, DDS, Ph.D., completed his education at the University Dental Clinic in Vienna. He has been working in clinical and scientific practice at the Department of Oral Surgery, University Dental Clinic Vienna since 2004 and qualified as a professor in 2013 at the Medical University of Vienna (Venia docendi for dentistry, oral and maxillofacial medicine).  Prof. Strbac is a national and international lecturer in the field of dental surgery and implantology, at numerous courses and congresses. He has authored numerous scientific publications and book contributions and has already received 12 prestigious national and international awards for his work. Prof. Strbac continues to work as a senior physician at the Department of Oral Surgery of the University Dental Clinic Vienna, and thus at the site of the event for the latest know-how and the best techniques, most innovative treatment methods and materials. He specializes in the field of dental surgery and implantology.
Dr. Sam Kratchman: Sam Kratchman, DMD, received a B.S. in Biology and a D.M.D. both from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Sam then entered the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a certificate of endodontics, and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Endodontics and the Assistant Director of Graduate Endodontics, in charge of the microsurgical portion of the program.  Dr. Kratchman has authored several articles and chapters on endodontics and has co-authored the textbook of Endodontic Microsurgery with Dr. Syngcuk Kim in 2017. He also developed a patented instrument called the S Kondenser for the obturation of root canals. Dr. Kratchman lectures on several topics of endodontics throughout the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, South America, Canada and Asia.
Dr. Helmut Walsch: Helmut Walsch, DDS, MS graduated from the Dental School of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany in 1994, where he also received his doctoral degree in 1996. He completed the full time postgraduate Endodontic program at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 and received the best case presentation and teaching awards. Dr. Walsch earned a Master of Science in Endodontics/Oral Biology degree in 2001 at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a founding member and former board member of the German Association of Endodontics.  He maintains a private practice limited to Micro-Endodontics and Endodontic Microsurgery in Munich and serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Endodontic Department, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Walsch is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics since 2006. He is an active member of the AAE, certified member of the ESE, member of the Louis I. Grossman Endodontic Study Club, the Study Group of Microscopy in Dentistry, and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics. He lectures nationally and internationally on various Endodontic Topics.
Dr. Takuya Satoh: Takuya Satoh, DDS, Ph.D., graduated from Osaka Dental University in 1998. Afterward, he attended Osaka University and completed his Ph.D. in the field of implant biomechanics in 2004. While studying for his degree, Dr.Satoh founded a society for young dentists in Osaka, known as Club GP. In 2005 he briefly left Osaka University to study implant surgery under Dr. Sascha Jovanovic at UCLA.  Upon returning to Japan, Dr.Satoh opened his own private practice in Osaka. He specializes in Prosthodontics and Dental Esthetics and holds certifications in these fields from the Japan Prosthodontic society and The Japan Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Satoh’s varied technical know-how in the fields of oral surgery, dentistry and prosthodontics has been the key to his success as a General Practitioner and allows him to perform any procedure by himself.
Dr. Eudes Gondim Jr.: Eudes Gondim Jr., DDS, MS received his master’s degree and a doctoral degree from the Endodontic Unit, School of Dentistry of Piracicaba, the State University of Campinas-UNICAMP in 1999 and 2003 respectively, where he helped to organize in 1996 the first microscope center for dentistry in South America. He has worked in private practice since 1992.  He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Endodontics of the University of Pennsylvania and the chief of Micro Endodontic Specialization Program- Sao Paulo Association of Dental Surgeons (APCD). Dr. Eudes Gondim Jr is a member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), Past President of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED) and Fellow of the International College of Dentistry (FICD). He has published several articles and is a current reviewer for the Journal of The American Dental Association (JADA), International Endodontic Journal (IEJ) International Journal of Micro Dentistry (MICRO) and Brazilian Journal of Dental Traumatology (BJDT). Past President of the Brazilian Association of Microscope Dentistry-ABRAMO-SP. Dr. Gondim is also an international lecturer, his special interests are in topics related to conventional and surgical endodontics.
Dr. Orest G. Komarnyckyj: Dr. Orest G. Komarnyckyj was born in Chicago, IL, but moved to the beautiful state of Arizona in 1960. He got his B.A. from the University of Arizona in 1975. He then traveled to the Midwest for dental school at Indiana University graduating in 1981 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After two years of private practice as a restorative dentist, he went to the University of Southern California and received his certificate in Periodontology in 1985.