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Speaker Dr. W. Peter Nordland DMD, MS

Dr. W. Peter Nordland DMD, MS


Dr. Nordland Fellow of American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and only San Diego member. President & co-founder of International Society Periodontal Plastic Surgeons. With development of this plastic surgery sub-specialty. Considered expert in field of Oral Plastic Surgery. Introduced many new surgical procedures & developed his own microsurgical instrumentation. Enjoys teaching & has been the director of the Oral Microsurgical Residency Program at the Newport Coast Oral-Facial Institute, Assistant Professor of Periodontics at Loma Linda University & has taught at almost every US dental school. He has presented over 400 professional papers and lectures internationally for ADA, ACP, AAP, AACD, AO, AAED, and many state dental associations including, New York, Texas, & California. Authored or co-authored 3 textbooks, written chapters & several journal publications on Periodontal Plastic Surgery. Published landmark paper on surgical correction of the lost interdental papilla & has written the chapter on oral plastic surgery for the newest textbook, Esthetics In Dentistry. Recently published in The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry addresses a biologic alternative to root coverage restorations.


Speaker Dr. Olivier Carcuac, DDS, PhD

Dr. Olivier Carcuac, DDS, PhD


Dr. Carcuac is a researcher at the Department of Periodontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He graduated (DDS) 1998 & received his certificate as specialist in Periodontics in 2008, the degree of Odont. Dr. (PhD) in 2015 from the University of Gothenburg. He’s currently working in 2 private practices, MyDentalClinic and ConfidentDubaiPalm, in Dubai, UAE. Member of the editorial board of Clinical Oral Implants Research & serves as a referee in several other scientific journals. Produced several scientific publications in field of dental implants and periodontology & lectured in many international congresses. DDS, Specialist in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. Associate Professor & Researcher, Department of Periodontics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Editorial Board Clinical Oral Implants Research.


Speaker Dr. Pascal Magne, PhD

Dr. Pascal Magne, PhD


Dr. Magne is an Associate Professor with Tenure & the Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation Chair of Esthetic Dentistry in the Division of Restorative Sciences, USC, He graduated from University of Geneva Dental School, Switzerland, in 1989 with Med. Dent. Obtained his Doctorate in 1992 and Ph.D. degree in 2002. He received postgraduate training in fixed prosthodontics and occlusion, operative dentistry & endodontics, was lecturer at same university from 1989 until 1997. From 1997–1999, he was a Visiting Assoc. Professor at Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. After 2 years research, he returned to University of Geneva Dental School and assumed position of Senior Lecturer in Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion until recruited to USC in 2004. He is recipient of multiple awards from Swiss Science Foundation, Swiss Foundation for Medical-Biological Grants, 2002 Young Investigator Award from International Association for Dental Research as well as 2007, 2009 and 2018 Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award (published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry) and 2017 EVY AACD Award for Outstanding Innovation in Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Author of numerous clinical & research articles on esthetics and adhesive dentistry and internationally known mentor & lecturer on these topics. He authored the book Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition – A Biomimetic Approach which was translated into 12 languages and considered one of the most outstanding books in field of adhesive and esthetic dentistry. Founding member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry and mentor of the Bio-Emulation think-tank group. In 2012 launched a revolutionary approach to the teaching of Dental Morphology, Function and Esthetics (the 2D/3D/4D approach) for freshman students at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.


Speaker Dr. Parsa Zadeh, DDS, MAGD, FICOI

Dr. Parsa Zadeh, DDS, MAGD, FICOI


Dr. Zadeh is the founder of Dental Evolutions, Inc. and the inventor Implanova® dental implant system. He is a Master in the AGD and is a Fellow of the ICOI. He was an associate professor at USC School of Dentistry for 14 years and lectured in the Department of Restorative Dentistry – Section of Occlusion. Dr. Zadeh has been a practicing dentist in Beverly Hills, CA for the past 30 years. He is also the inventor of TiTach™ attachment system, Fridge®- Friction Grip Bridge system, Simplelift®- Sinus Lift system, and Turbo Guide™ – Drill stopper and irrigating pump guide system.


Speaker Dr. Dan Grauer, DDS, BDS, MS, MOrth, PhD

Dr. Dan Grauer, DDS, BDS, MS, MOrth, PhD


Dr. Grauer maintains a practice limited to orthodontics in Santa Monica focused in computer-guided orthodontic treatment for teenagers and adults. He is a Professor of Advanced Orthodontics at the USC, an examiner for the American Board of Orthodontics, and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists Committee on Technology, and an Editor for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Grauer was trained in dentistry and orthodontics both in Europe and in the US, and he holds a PhD in Oral Biology by the University of North Carolina. His research interests are applications of CBCT in orthodontics, outcomes assessment in lingual orthodontics and interdisciplinary treatment planning.


Dr. Glenn A. van As, BSc, DMD

Dr. Glenn A. van As, BSc, DMD


Dr. Glenn A. van As graduated from the University of British Columbia (D.M.D.) in 1987. He is in full time private general practice emphasizing esthetic, implant and adult restorative dentistry in North Vancouver, B.C., Since 1997, Glenn has worked exclusively with the Dental Operating Microscope (D.O.M.). for all of his clinical dentistry. An original founder and past president of A.M.E.D., he is acknowledged as a leader in the accumulation of videography and digital photography captured through the microscope. Dr. van As holds a mastership from the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and was awarded the Leon Goldman award in 2006 presented each year to one person for world wide clinical excellence in the field of laser dentistry by the Academy, a feat that less than 20 people have achieved. Dr. van As has been placing implants since 2009, and restoring them for 20 years. He was awarded the top student award during his implant training with Dr. Sascha Jovanovic in Southern California (gIDE institute) during his year long master of implant training education. Dr. van As Glenn has given over 750 lectures and hands on workshops in 25 countries on lasers, microscopes, aesthetic dentistry and dental implants and has published over 50 articles. He is a member of the AACD, ICOI, AMED , ALD and many other organizations.


Dr. Harel Simon, DMD

Dr. Harel Simon, DMD


Dr. Simon received his DMD degree from Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel and his specialty certificate in advanced prosthodontics from UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Simon has conducted research, published and lectured nationally and internationally on esthetics and implant prosthodontics. He has been a featured speaker at the AO, Academy of Prosthodontics, American College of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics. Dr. Simon has co-authored the 2nd edition of the bestseller book Dental Implant Complications (Wiley-Blackwell). He currently serves on the editorial review board of various scientific publications including the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and Quintessence International. Dr. Simon practices in Beverly Hills, CA and is a clinical associate professor at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.


Dr. Michael J. Gunson DDS, MD

Dr. Michael J. Gunson DDS, MD


Dr. Gunson graduated from UCLA Dental School & continued to receive his Medical Degree and Specialty Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from UCLA. Upon completion of training, he partnered with Dr. G. William Arnett at Center for Corrective Jaw Surgery in Santa Barbara, CA. Their surgical practice is limited to facial aesthetics and reconstruction. He examines and treats thousands of patients with aesthetic, functional, and sleep conditions. His treatment process enhances his orthognathic and aesthetic surgical techniques which provides patients with improved health and satisfaction. Dr. Gunson lectures throughout the world and publishes his research on orthognathic surgery, facial aesthetics, obstructive sleep apnea and the treatment of TMJ arthritis and condylar resorption. He shares this information with colleagues through publications and lectures.


Olivier Tric, Dental Aesthetics

Dr. Olivier Tric, Dental Aesthetics


Olivier Tric began his studies in France at the College of Leonardo De Vinci and the University of Pharo while concurrently pursuing an apprenticeship in Dental Technology. After a 5 year apprenticeship, he launched a 15+ year career devoted to a thorough understanding of the principles of Dental Aesthetics and the mastery of specialized techniques in Dental Laboratory Technology. His specialties include all facets of porcelain restorations on both natural teeth and osseointegrated implants. He is recognized by his peers as a pioneer in the industry by developing new and unique methodologies that are taught worldwide. He is widely published on the topic of ceramic layering techniques and aesthetic dentistry in industry journals such as Dental Dialogue, Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry and Quintessence Dental Technology. He also serves on the Editorial Board for Spectrum Dialogue, and Teamwork Magazine. His professional affiliations include Design Technique International (DTI), Oral Design International Foundation, and others. Mr. Tric is a highly respected lecturer and educator, teaching hands-on courses to dentists and technicians throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He is regularly consulted by leading Dental Manufacturers and Laboratories for input on new product development. He currently operates Olivier Tric Dental Laboratory and Educational Center in Chicago.


Dr. Shane N. White, B.Dent.Sc, MA, MS, PhD

Dr. Shane N. White, B.Dent.Sc, MA, MS, PhD


Shane graduated from dental school at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. He spent several years in private practice and part time teaching in Dublin. He then completed residencies in Prosthodontics and Endodontics at UCLA, and a PhD in Craniofacial Biology at USC. He enjoys teaching in DDS, specialty, and advanced degree programs; he is interested in curriculum and faculty development. His research focuses upon dental biological materials, principally genetic-structural relationships in enamel; he also works on patient-centered clinical outcomes. He has authored over 120 research papers, given over 300 invited lectures, and held a handful of NIH grants. He is a Professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where he served as Chairman of the Section of Endodontics. He served the University of California system in various leadership positions including chair of UC Academic Council and Faculty Representative to the Board of Regents. He surfs whenever he can.


Dr. Jill E. Hansen-Kinzer, DDS

Dr. Jill E. Hansen-Kinzer, DDS


Dr. Jill Hansen-Kinzer graduated from University of Washington Dental School in 1999. Since then she has owned and operated a full-time fee-for-service microscope based practice in Gig Harbor, WA. She is passionate about dental education and carries a deep commitment to ongoing advancement of her clinical skills and knowledge as well as that of her team. Since 2012 she has been heavily involved managing three local dental study clubs for hygienists, dentists and specialists in pursuit of bringing the SPEAR philosophy for comprehensive patient centered care to more professionals in the dental community. As a Visiting Faculty at Spear Education she mentors hands on courses and is involved in developing dental curriculum for hygienists and dentists through Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ.


Dr. Bor-Jian Chen, PhD Professor

Dr. Bor-Jian Chen, PhD Professor


Present Positions: Practice Specialized to Periodontics, Implant, 1987, Clinical Instructor, Periodontal Department, Taipei Veteran Hospital. 1994- II. Education: Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, Dept of Periodontology, Certificate, 1986, Kaohsiung Medical University, School of Dentistry-DDS, 1981 III. Dental Society Activities: President, Taiwan Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, 2001 – 2003, President, Taiwan Academy of Periodontology 2005-2007 President, Chinese Academy of Implant and Esthetic Dentistry 2014-2016.


Dr. Yasuhisa Tsujimoto, DDS, PhD

Dr. Yasuhisa Tsujimoto, DDS, PhD


1979 Graduation of Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo (DDS), 1983 Graduation of Graduate School of Nihon University (PhD), 1983 Assistance, Department of Endodontics, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, 1986 Assistant Professor, Department of Endodontics, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, 1987-1989 Visiting Scientist, Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Preventive Dentistry, 2005-2007 Professor (part-time), Department of Conservative Dentistry, Matsumoto Dental University, 2006 Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, 2010 Clinical Professor, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, 2012-2017 President, Wellness Dental Hygienist College, 2018 Professor, Department of Advanced Dental Treatment & Microscopic Dentistry.


Jun Mitsuhashi, DDS

Jun Mitsuhashi, DDS


1989 Graduation of Niigata University Faculty of Dentistry (DDS), 1989 Working in Tokyo Dental Study Group, 1991 Working in Dental Mitsuhashi 1998 Working in Araki Dental Clinic, 2000 Opened Private Office in Tokyo , 2008 Carl Zeiss Meditec Official Instructor, 2009 Dental Clinical Instructor of JAMD, 2013 Dental Official Instructor of Dental Arts Academy, 2013 Part-time Instructor of Wellness Dental Hygienist College, 2019 President of JAMD


Dr. Taira Kobayashi, DDS, PhD

Dr. Taira Kobayashi, DDS, PhD


1982–1988 Nihon University school of dentistry at Matsudo, Chiba, Japan. PhD in dentistry, 31 years teaching experience in prosthodontic dentistry in undergraduate program.18 years of experience in instructor for postgraduate trainee. PhD, 1997, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan, Dental profession license, 1988, Japan ministry of health and welfare, DDS, 1988, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan. Associate professor, 2018 to present, Nihon University School of dentistry at Matsudo, Japan, Department of Fixed Prosthodontics and Oral Implantology. Associate professor, 2006 to 2017, Nihon University School of dentistry at Matsudo, Japan, Department of Crown Bridge Prosthodontics. Assistant professor, 2001 to 2005, Nihon University School of dentistry at Matsudo, Japan, Department of Comprehensive Clinical Dentistry. Lecturer, 1999 to 2000-Nihon University School of dentistry at Matsudo, Japan, Department of Comprehensive Clinical Dentistry. Lecturer, 1994 to 1999 Nihon University School of dentistry at Matsudo, Japan, Department of Prosthodontics. Assistant, 1988 to 1994 Nihon University School of dentistry at Matsudo, Japan, Department of Prosthodontics. Japan Prosthodontic Society (Specialist), Japanese Society of Oral Implantology (Specialist), Japan Association of Microscopic Dentistry (Specialist).


Dr. Randy Shoup, DDS

Dr. Randy Shoup, DDS


Dr. Shoup graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He served in the U.S. Public Health Service from 1981 to 1984. In 1984 he established a private practice in Indianapolis based on cutting edge technology and comprehensive restorative dentistry. He’s a world leader in microscope based dentistry and the use of air abrasion & has pioneered numerous techniques to treat teeth without shots and a dental drill. He obtained the very first intraoral camera in the U.S. and is a pioneer in utilizing the dental surgical microscope for routine restorative dentistry coupled with extensive use of air abrasion techniques. He’s on the Board of Directors of AMED, a founder of the minimally invasive/Biomemetic dental restorative movement, and approach toward restoring the human dentition. Founder & President of KIND (www.kinddentisry.org). He lectures throughout the U.S., Great Britain, Italy, and Kenya. He was Guest Lecturer for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in London, Lecturer at the ADA and Lecturer at ITI on Implant Reconstruction. He’s presently a Lecturer on Microscope Facilitated Biomimetic Dentistry. He maintains a private practice in Noblesville, IN. and Hosts the Dr. Randy Shoup Radio Program-a one hour program on dentistry, medicine, nutrition, wellness, and health and Host of the Dr. Shoup Television Program-A program on a variety of health topics with international guests.


Dr. Jorge Zapata, DDS

Dr. Jorge Zapata, DDS


Dr. Zapata is a dentist in Ogden Utah ,who’s has been practicing microscope dentistry in his private dental practice since 2005, Dr. Zapata was a treasurer of AMED from 2011 to 2014, in 2014 he was a recipient of AMED’s Outstanding Service Award and is currently the VP of AMED.. Dr. Zapata wrote articles about microphotography, He is a national and international speaker about Micro and Video photography and the benefit of the microscope in Oral Surgery and he is a current member of International Microscope Dental Club.


Dr. Juan Carlos Ortiz Hugues, DDS

Dr. Juan Carlos Ortiz Hugues, DDS


Endodontics limited practice since 2008, Micro Endodontics limited private practice since 2012, República de Panamá, Odonto Advance MicroEndodontic Center Director, David, Chiriquí República de Panamá. Doctor in Dentistry DDS, Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, 2000–2005, Endodontic Specialist, Universidad Maimónides de Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2006–2008. Member AMED 2013–2019, Board member AMED 2017 2019, Chairman of Communications Academy of AMED 2017–2019, Grupo de Endodoncia de Alta Capacitación GEAC , Director., Odonto Advance MicroEndodontic Center Director, David, Chiriquí República de Panamá., Newton Microscopes, Argentina Industry, Exterior Adviser. Microscope Trainer certified. Academy of microscope enhanced dentistry AMED. Certified microscope trainer, AMED. January 2019. Dental Ergonomics Certification. 8 hours. Jaqueline Bos, Holland. 2017. Advanced Occupational Ergonomics Certification, Colorado State University, USA. 2018. Dental Ergonomics Certification, Centro Ergonomie Dentaire, David Blanc-Pierre Farre. Toulouse, France. 2019. Speaker in microscope and endodontics, ergonomics and documentation in Dominican Republic, Argentina, Costa Rica, United States, Paraguay, Panamá. Microscope Trainings. Endogroup. Sao Paolo, Brasil. 2011, Microscope Training April 2012. Centro de microscopia y endodoncia compleja, Dr. Santiago Di Natale. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Congresses in Portugal, Spain, Belgium, United States, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Brasil, Colombia, Argentina.


Dr. Joan Otomo-Corgel, DDS, MPH, FACD, FICD

Dr. Joan Otomo-Corgel, DDS, MPH, FACD, FICD


Dr. Joan Otomo-Corgel is a graduate of California Sate University, Fresno 1972 (BA, Zoology), UCLA School of Dentistry 1976 (DDS), UCLA School of Public Health 1980 (MPH Behavioral Sciences and Health Education), West Los Angeles VAMC General Practice Residency 1977 and Postdoctoral Periodontics Residency 1979.She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the UCLA School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics (1980- ), faculty (1979- ) and chair of research at the Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care Center Dental Service (1990- ) and past faculty at the WLA City College of Dental Hygiene Department (1990-2010). Dr. Otomo-Corgel is the past president of the California Society of Periodontists, Western Society of Periodontology, National VA Periodontists, and the UCLA Chapter of OKU. Joan is currently the immediate past president of the American Academy of Periodontology, on the CDA Inderdisciplinary Council, UCLA School of Dentistry Board of Counselors, UCLA Periodontal Alumni Advisory Council, and is a consultant to the ADA Council on Dental Practice. She is on the AAP Foundation Board member. Her current memberships include the American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, LA Dental Society, Western Society of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontists, CDA, Southern California Academy of Oral Pathology, Japanese American Dental Society, ADA, IADR, AADR and ADEA. She is a conscious sedation examiner for CALAOMS and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. She lectures extensively on periodontal medicine, medical emergencies, over-the-counter dental products, and clinical periodontal topics.She has contributed to over 60+ journals and texts.



Dr. Thomas G. Wiedemann, MD, PhD, DDS

Dr. Thomas G. Wiedemann, MD, PhD, DDS


Dr. Wiedemann is Clinical Assistant Professor, full-time faculty member and Assistant Director for Advanced Programs in Oral Surgery / Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland at New York University, College of Dentistry, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. His career consists of more than 25 years of surgical and educational experience in an academic setting and successfully operating a private practice providing the full spectrum of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implant Dentistry. He has special interests in dental emergency care, pain management, minimal invasive surgical strategies and techniques of the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He has acquired extensive expertise in implant surgery with multiple systems since 1995. He is very well versed in innovative concepts of alveolar ridge augmentation and reconstruction (intra- and extraoral autogenous donor bone grafts), maxillary sinus graft surgery, bone and tissue regeneration, CBCT guided- and piezo-surgery. He is a Fellow of the European Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (EBOMFS) and has Diplomate status in the International congress of oral implantologists (ICOI).


Dr. Oded Bahat, BDS, MSD, FACD

Dr. Oded Bahat, BDS, MSD, FACD


Dr. Bahat graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Medicine and Dentistry in South Africa in 1977. He received his specialty degree in Periodontology and his M.S.D from the University of Washington in 1981. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 1986. He was the chairman and director of the Post Doctorate Periodontics at the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry in Los Angeles, California from1983–87. He lectured extensively nationally and internationally on many surgical topics primarily related to surgical reconstruction of bone, soft tissue and implant reconstruction. He has published over 50 scientific articles and has edited multiple chapters in various textbooks. He is on the review board of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants. He is currently in a private practice limited to surgical reconstruction implant surgery and periodontics in Beverly Hills, California and operates 3 times a year in London U.K. In 2018 Dr. Bahat was the recipient of the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology.
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