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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.
In his professional career Dr. Tahmasebi has done research and development work on laser whitening as the Medical Director of BriteSmile Company, then served as the C.E.O of Glamsmile in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. He then became the Vice President of Education as well as Research and Development at DenMat. Currently he serves as the President and C.S.O of VIAX Dental Technologies. In the course of his work at these companies he has introduced many products to dentistry, including a Diode laser, lesion detection light, the One Hour Veneer system, and most recently the invention of First Fit Minimally Invasive Technologies. He has appeared as a dental expert on CNN, CBS, ABC and other TV networks. He also lectures globally on cosmetic dentistry as well as minimally invasive techniques.
Former President of the Massachusetts Hispanic Dental Association (MHDA) in 1993 and former President of the National Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) in 1996, Dr. Nieto-Herman has been dedicated to service the Hispanic Community through effective leadership, focusing in Education, Research, Treatment, and Advocacy. In 1996, she was appointed Chair of the Equal Educational Opportunity (EEO) at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) for 16 years. She created the MHDA Mentoring Program with Boston Public School: “Promoting Dentistry as a Career for Minorities” published in the Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) on fall 2004. In the same year, she was inducted in the Tufts Hall of Diversity. Dr. Nieto-Herman was Faculty Advisor of Tufts Students Hispanic Dental Association (TSHDA) for twenty years and received the Faculty Distinction of Bridges Builder Award Category in 2008. She was recognized by the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) as a volunteer Hero in 2003; furthermore, she was recognized in Special Citation at Boston City Hall by her advocated work on the Boston Latino Community in 2009 with the Program “Give Kids a Smile” (GKAS) that provides free dental care. Dr. Nieto- Herman is also the founder of the Hispanic International Mission Inc. (HIM), a Non-Profit Organization, and completed 17 mission trips to Central America, South America, and the Caribbean (4 to Ecuador, 3 to El Salvador, 3 to Haiti, 5 to Dominican Republic, 1 to Peru, and 1 to Cabo Verde, West Africa). She was honored at the Annual HDA Meeting in Chicago 2010 with the Presidential Award. In 2014, she received a special Award at the Annual Meeting HDA in San Antonio Texas for her unique “Training Foreign Dentist Mentor Program.” In addition, she received the Latino Excellent Award by Latin Roots, the non-profit organization in New England in 2010 for her dedication to improving Latino Children’s Education. In 2011, she was selected by “El Planeta” Newspaper as one of the One Hundred Massachusetts most influential people in the Latino Community. Dr. Nieto-Herman is a founder of the Symposium of the MHDA in 2010. In the present, she is a Part-Time Associate Clinical Professor of Periodontology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine for 27 years and her practice is limited to periodontology and implantology in Boston. Dr. Nieto- Herman is a real friend, a role model, a teacher, a researcher and a leader who has dedicated to improve the Oral Health of the Latino children not only in America but also around the world.
Oropharyngeal cancers, which may include malignancies that occur in the tonsils,
the posterior of the tongue, the soft palate, and the posterior pharyngeal wall, have some of
the poorest prognoses due to late detection of advanced stages of the cancer. In 2015, there
were 45,780 estimated new cases of oral cavity and pharynx cancer with 8,650 related
deaths. Although traditionally associated with alcohol and tobacco usage, recent studies
have shown that about 70% of cancers of the oropharynx may be linked to Human
Papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United
HPVs are DNA viruses that infect the stratified epithelium (basal cells) of the skin or
mucous membranes. There are more than 100 types of HPVs that are most commonly
spread through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. An estimated 79 million Americans are currently
infected with HPV, and about 14 million people become newly infected each year. Among
men and women aged 14-69 years in the United States, 6.9% have oral HPV.
Some of the high-risk HPVs, such as type 16 and type 18, have been linked to
oropharyngeal cancers. An estimated 85,000 cases of oropharyngeal cancer occurred
worldwide in 2008, and at least 22,000 of these were HPV positive. HPV-related oral cancer
has drastically increased in recent years. With such a high incidence rate, further
preventative measures of oropharyngeal cancers and HPV, a high risk factor for the
cancers, should be implemented within the United States.
HPV knowledge gaps exist among patients with regard to prevention treatment, and
health consequences, even in those with adequate health literacy. Testing methods for oral
HPV infection and the potential benefit of the HPV vaccine are also areas in which patients
are deficient. Therefore, oral health professionals play an important role in the prevention
of oral HPV. In order to improve compliance with HPV vaccination recommendations, oral
health professionals should be prepared to discuss the importance of immunizations with
patients. Early detection of OSCCs is key to reducing morbidity and significant evidence
supports the HPV vaccine as a preventive modality against HPV-associated cancers.
According to the CDC, the HPV vaccine is safe, effective and offers long-lasting protection
against HPV-associated cancers. Clinicians are responsible with keeping up to date on the
research regarding HPV and oral cancers, as well as the effectiveness and safety of the HPV
vaccination, so they can appropriately advise patients.
Francisco Ramos-Gomez, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H. is a professor in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and the Director for the Pediatric Dentistry Preceptorship Program at the UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Ramos-Gomez joined the school as a faculty member in 2008.
Dr. Ramos-Gomez has been a pediatric dentist for more than twenty years with specific focus and research in the areas of early childhood caries (ECC) prevention, oral disease risk assessment, and community health with an emphasis on underserved populations.
Educational & Professional Background
- D.D.S., Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico, 1980
- M.S., Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1988
- MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, 1990
Research & Interests
In addition to clinically based interventions, Dr. Ramos-Gomez conceptualized and co-founded the Center to Address Disparities in Children’s Oral Health to identify the cultural, environmental, workforce, behavioral, and biologic factors associated with health disparities among ethnic/racial groups in order to enhance health professionals ability to target children likely to be at risk for dental caries.
He has played a dynamic role on the Board of the Dental Health Foundation and has actively participated in the Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health. As a proponent of global health, Dr. Ramos-Gomez has supported the UC California-Mexico Health Initiative, established in 1999 to further the advancement of the UC bi-national health activities, and chaired the Oral Health Task Force, which fosters collaboration between UC and Mexican scientists in the areas of dental, pediatrics and oral health policy.
Early in his career, Dr. Ramos-Gomez received the Kellogg Fellowship for International Development and testified at the U.S. Congressional Legislative Hearing on Hispanics. He has received numerous accolades over the years and in 2011, Dr. Ramos-Gomez received the National Dental Association Foundation/Colgate-Palmolive Faculty Recognition Award for Research.
Dr. Manrriquez is a clinician, researcher and dental educator. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Orofacial Pain Residency at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California. Dr. Manrriquez also lectures in the Orofacial Facial Pain Continuing Education Program for the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. He is the Research Director of the Translational Research Institute of Southern California. The mission of the Translational Research Institute of Southern California is improving patient outcomes through translational research and health literacy. Dr. Manrriquez has served as a reviewer in the Systems Biology and Bioengineering study section of the USC Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Manrriquez has also served as a reviewer for the Communication and Dissemination Research Program of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. He is a past Council Member and Chair of the Industry Relations Committee of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain as well as a former co-chair of the Program Committee for the 2017 American Academy of Orofacial Pain Scientific Meeting. Dr. Manrriquez is a Board Member and former Program Chair for the Osseointegration Study Club of Southern California.
Dr. Manrriquez has an Orofacial Pain and restorative practice in Fountain Valley, California. He provides diagnostic and non-surgical treatment services for the Orofacial Pain needs of patients of referring doctors. He is the former Research Co-Director of the Clinical Research Foundation, based at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The Clinical Research Foundation provided continuing education to dentists in the anatomic, imaging, surgical and restorative disciplines.
Dr. Sal Manrriquez received both his Bachelor of Science as well as his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry in 1985. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, as well as a Fellow of the American Headache Society. He has presented to both national and international audiences on biomechanical and osseointegration issues of dental implants, Orofacial Pain disorders as well as morphologic/imaging issues in clinical decision- making. He is a member of the International and American Associations for Dental Research, the American Headache Society, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the Academy of Osseointegration, as well as a number of other professional dental organizations.
Dr. Nguyen has extensive knowledge and experience in placing implants since 2005, and is always at the forefront of implant dentistry by Continuing Education, various study clubs, and inventing his own surgical techniques. As a strong advocate of providing quality dental care, Dr. Nguyen has an upscale practice that is equipped with 3D cone-beam computed tomography, use of laser dentistry and CEREC. With various knowledge of techniques and technology, Dr. Nguyen is able to provide various treatment options ranging from simple dentistry to full mouth reconstruction completed in house.
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.
He is the founder of Dental Training Center in Israel where he is conducting postgraduate courses in basic and advanced implant dentistry.
He is well recognized for his dedication in providing continued education
bringing more than 20 years of clinical experience in cosmetic dentistry and full mouth reconstruction, including surgical placement and prosthetic restoration of dental implants. Dr. Levi maintains a private practice in Encino, California.
Dr. Levi is an active member of various professional organizations, including The Academy of Osseointegration and American Academy of Facial Esthetics.