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Dr. Daher received a postgraduate certificate in Prosthodontics in 1988 from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He was the clinic director for the international student program at U.S.C. in 1991; and director of the Graduate Prosthodontic Program in Loma Linda University. Dr. Daher was a Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics in the Center for Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University (LLU) and a Lecturer for the UCLA Advanced Prosthodontic Program. Professor Daher is a visiting professor at the Lebanese University, School of Dentistry, Beirut, Lebanon. He has written many scientific and clinical articles, Textbook chapters and eBooks chapters and has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of Prosthodontics.
Dr. Daher maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics in LaVerne, California.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists (FACP), a Fellow in the International College of Dentists (FICD), and an active member in numerous organizations including the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Tri-County Dental society
Dr. Ruiz has published several research papers as well as many clinical articles on adhesive dentistry, occlusion and esthetic dentistry. He regularly lectures at all major dental meetings, nationally and internationally.
Dr. Ruiz has been practicing in the studio district of Los Angeles for over 20 years and enjoys a clientele of many stars and entertainers. His focus is on treating complex Cosmetic, Rehabilitation, and Implant cases.
Dr. Ruiz has made numerous television appearances highlighting his Esthetic Dental makeovers, including NBC Channel 4 News, ABC’s News, Good Morning America & Vista La, VH1 and Channel 52’s Telemundo and 34 Univision.
Dr. Smiler is an educator of dental implantology. He has published numerous articles in the dental professional literature and contributed to periodicals and text books. He lectures extensively and participates in symposiums throughout the country and internationally at universities and implant conferences. Doctors from around the world attend his seminars and live surgical demonstrations to recieve training in dental implantology.
Jon M. Julian received his Doctor of Dental Science degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City
Dental School in 1978 after doing his undergraduate work at the University of Kansas. A native Kansan, Jon
and his wife Karen have six children. He lived and practiced dentistry in McPherson, KS from 1978-2011
when he relocated to South Carolina to open his new practice~The Dental Retreat at Mountain Park~in
December of 2011. The facility not only houses his growing dental practice, but it is also where Dr. Julian
holds a majority of his very popular Over the Shoulder/Hands-On Implant Courses.
Dr. Julian maintains an active membership in the American Dental Association, Academy of General
Dentists, South Carolina Dental Association, Academy of Laser Dentistry, International College of Oral
Implantologists and Doctors for Oral Conscious Sedation. Dr. Julian was the original Implant Instructor and
charter member of the Dr. Dick Barnes Group.
He lectures extensively throughout the United States and Europe on dental implants and the use of lasers
and new technology in dentistry. He is a visionary in the implementation of technology into the General
Dentistry practice setting such as digital scanning, cone beam, and Platelet Rich Fibrin procedures. He has
mentored many doctors down the path of growing their practice through improving communication skills
and the addition of technology and new procedures.
Dr. Justin Chi graduated from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of
USC. Prior to that, Justin received his Bachelor of Science degree in dental
laboratory technology from the LSU School of Dentistry, and earned his CDT in crown and bridge in 2007. While working at E4D Technologies as a dental technician and clinical educator from 2007–2011, he aided in the development of new-user documentation, and led basic and advanced training seminars for dental professionals both locally and abroad. Dr. Chi joined Glidewell Laboratories in 2015 as a clinical research associate.
Board of Orofacial
Board of Oral
of Oral Implantologists
Academy of Implant
Academy of Orofacial
Assistant Professor of
Clinical Dentistry /
School of Dentistry of
and Dental Hygiene
Private Practice in
on Orofacial Pain,
Oral Medicine and
Asesor, Conferencista y Consultor de empresas líderes de la industria odontológica, de servicios de salud y de instituciones educativas; desarrollando proyectos educativos y de capacitación sobre aspectos éticos, normativos, legales, de calidad y seguridad en la atención del paciente y de gestión de riesgos en el ejercicio profesional de la odontología.
UNIVERSIDAD DE ORIGEN
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala. UNAM
PUESTO ANTERIOR DE TRABAJO
• Director de Estomatología de la Secretaría de Salud del Gobierno Federal.
• Director de Estomatología de la Comisión Nacional de Arbitraje Médico. CONAMED
PUESTO ACTUAL DE TRABAJO
• Director de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad De La Salle Bajío.
• Profesor de asignatura de la Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala. UNAM.
• Especialidad en Derecho Administrativo. Unidad de Posgrado de la Facultad de Derecho. UNAM
• Especialización en Alta Dirección de Servicios de Salud. Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública.
• Especialización sobre desarrollo de habilidades cognitivas en los procesos de Conciliación y Arbitraje. Universidad de Sonora y el Instituto de Mediación de México, S.C.
PARTICIPACIÓN EN COMITÉS EDITORIALES
• Integrante del Comité Editorial de la publicación Acta Bioética y Salud Oral de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud.
• Integrante del Comité Editorial de La Revista Odontológica Mexicana, órgano oficial de difusión de la Facultad de Odontología de la UNAM.
• Integrante del Comité Editorial de la Revista Mexicana de Ortodoncia.
• Integrante del Comité de Asesores Científicos de la Revista Nacional de Odontología.
Dr. Muñoz earned his DDS degree from UABC (Autonomous University of Baja California) in 2000. Six years later he entered the endodontics residency program in the Institute of Biomedical Science of Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). Shortly afterwards, he transferred to his Alma Mater UABC, Mexicali Campus and completed the residency program in 2008 and graduated as one of the 1st generation alumni. He dedicated his practice exclusively to root canal therapy and in 2014 he became a national speaker providing lecturers in several states around México and has remained active. He stays up to date with all the latest research and multiple endodontic publications by attending the Mexican Association of Endodontists continuing education programs and being and active member of several associations including: Mexican Dental Association, Mexican Association of Endodontists, Mexicali College of Dental Surgeons. He was the president of the Mexicali College of Dental Surgeons from June 2017 to June 2018.
Dr. Chris Norton tends to his orthodontic, TMJ and sleep apnea practices in West Texas. He is able to start and finish almost 400 cases each year. Dr. Norton’s major interest is Airway Dentistry, and treating the source of the problem rather than just symptoms.
Graduated from the University del Valle Colombia as a general dentist and
Master in Orthodontics and Orthopedics University IDAP Mexico, DF.
International Instructor and Speaker for Henry Schein Orthodontics
Delivered lectures over 14 countries
Active AAO and WFO member
Dr. Giraldo currently resides in San Diego California where he is part of the
International division that trains and supports educational programs around the world. Dr Giraldo lectures are focused on the new SAGITTAL FIRST Philosophy which is revolutionizing the way clinicians practice orthodontics.
This course is designed to give you overview of Aesthetic Orthodontics and how to incorporate this
protocol into your practice. During the program course you will learn:
- How to obtain a Class I platform before aligner therapy
- Sagittal First protocol, tools, and efficiencies
- How to incorporate new technologies through hands-on exercises
Dr. Pilseong Kim received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from the School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry. Dr. Kim’s Certificate ofAdvanced Periodontics and Implant Surgery was received from Loma Linda University’s School of Dentistry.Dr. Kim has had additional training from various institutes international, including Gothenburg
training each year. He continues to invest in his education by traveling globally in an effort to receive the most current techniques and training available in the world. He lectures locally and internationally on advanced surgical techniques in implant dentistry, including topics such as various techniques for bone and sinus grafting.Dr. Kim’s experience includes seven years in private practice as a general dentist. He served as a part-time faculty member of the Periodontics Department at the Loma Linda School of Dentistry Periodontics Department. He was also an advisory board member for Ace Surgical for implant design.He is currently a part time faculty of the Periodontics Department at UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Kim has 25 years of experience in both surgical and restorative implant dentistry.
Graduated from the National University of Mexico and a diploma in Fixed Prosthesis from the De La Salle University Bajio is currently focused on private practice in Adults General Dentistry, Fixed Prosthesis and implantology.
Doctor in Dental Surgery 2010-2014 at University of La Salle Bajio.
Postgraduate in Prosthodontics and Implantology program at University of La Salle Bajio. 2015-2018.
Active member of International Team for Implantology.
NYU Dentistry, New York University 2016.
12th International Symposium on periodontics and Restorative Dentistry June 9-11 2016 Boston MA.
Military school Zirkonzahn Brunico / Sudtirol (Italia) 2017
MIS Training center / University of Jerusalem (Israel) 2017
Training in International Center for Dental Education (ICDE) in Schan Liechtenstein 2017.
AO 2018 Annual Meeting, Eposter presentation. Los Angeles CA.
Doctor in Dental Surgery 2007-2011 at the University of La Salle Bajio, Leon México.
International Dental Program 2011-2012 at the University of La Salle Bajio, León México.
Postgraduate Residency in Prosthdontics and Implantology 2015-2018 at the University of La Salle Bajio, Leon Mexico.
Active member of International Team for Implantology
Courses in continued education in prosthodontics, dental surgery and implantology in México, US, Europe and Asia
Research papers published in Mexico, Latin America and Asia.
Lectures on Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, Dental Materials, Esthetic Dentistry and Implantology in México.
Dr Vahik Paul Meserkhani began practicing dentistry in California in 1991. He has lectured extensively on the subject of Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry both nationally and internationally. He received his implant surgical fellowship from Loma Linda University in 2003 followed by a certificate in Prosthodontics and MSD degree in Prosthodontics specialty. He had numerous publication about Prosthodontics an implant related subjects as well as a recent study at the Loma Linda University about the accuracy of stereolithographic models. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and Board eligible by the American College of Prosthodontics. He maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Glendale, California.
Dr. Sam Halabo is an accomplished national and international speaker, author, and product evaluator. For over 20 years he has run a state-of-the-art private practice in San Diego, CA. He is a graduate of Boston University’s Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry and he completed a General Practice Residency at the Loma Linda Veterans Hospital. Dr. Halabo is an adjunct faculty member at the University of California at San Diego and an Editor for ‘Inside Dentistry’ Magazine. He served as the director of dental care at the UCSD Homeless clinic in Pacific Beach, CA. He has been involved in product evaluations for both the Catapult Group and Clinicians Report (CR) for many years and is proud and honored to share his knowledge and experience with those seeking to provide excellent dental care for their patients. Dr. Halabo lectures on a variety of topics with an emphasis on improving patient care and the Dentists’ enjoyment of their profession by combining technological and clinical advancements with the use of simple practice management tools. He is a member of the San Diego County Dental Society, California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
– Received America’s Top Dentist Award.
– 2010 graduate of Master of Academy of General Dentistry
– Over 25 years practice and teaching experience
– Fellow of International Academy of Congress Implantology
– Master of Academy of General Dentistry
– Certified in IV sedation and Advanced Cardiac Life Support
– First totally paperless office in the country, since October 1997
– Exclusive and full time in office Cosmetic Porcelain Laboratory
– The Most completely equipped office under one roof:
– First 3 dimensional cone beam digital X-ray in Beverly Hills
– Xenon light Surgical Microscope
– Waterlase TM cavity preparation Laser
– Diode soft tissue Laser
– Cavity detecting Laser
Dr. Rosen graduated from Dental School at the University of Tel Aviv, Israel in 1986 with a DMD Degree and continued to attain surgical experience by working in various hospitals in the Oral and Maxillofacial Unit. Throughout the years, he has routinely attended continuing education courses on cosmetic and implant dentistry around the world.
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