SPEAKERS

FREE Continuing Education & FREE Pre-Registration
CE Approved By California Dental Board

Our speakers/presenters have been recruited from all areas of dentistry. You will learn from professionals with decades of experience, vast educational accomplishments, philanthropists, dentistry experts, servant leaders, and innovators.

Dr. Tony Daher
Implants

Dr. Jose Luis Ruiz
Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Matthew Chesler
Endodontic

Dr. Tony Daher began practicing dentistry in California in 1982 and his love for teaching promoted him to earn in 1984 a Master’s of Science degree in Medical Education from the University of Southern California (USC).
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 is the Director of the Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry and Course Director of numerous CE Courses at University of Southern California (USC). He is Honorary Clinical Professor at Warwick University in England and member of the editorial board for Dentistry Today. He is also and Associate Instructor at Dr. Gordon Christensen PCC in Utah & independent evaluator of dental products for CR (CRA). Dr Ruiz has been named as one of the “Leaders in CE 2006-2016” by Dentistry Today.

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. Chesler earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at UCSD and then moved on to USC School of Dentistry for his DDS degree in 2004. During his studies he received a faculty award for excellence in Endodontics. While at USC, Dr. Chesler received a full scholarship from the US Navy. He first reported for active duty to CampPendleton where he completed a one year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Shortly afterwards, he became one of the youngest residents to ever be selected for the Endodontics residency program at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, MD. He completed the program in 2008 and concurrently earned a postdoctoral Master of Science degree from The George Washington University, Washington, DC. After graduation, he reported to Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i as the Endodontics department head. Commander Chesler was transferred back to the San Diego area in early 2011 where he served as the head of the Endodontics department at Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar. In 2015 he separated from the Navy after eleven years of active duty, but is currently a naval reservist. Dr. Chesler has remained academically active. In Hawai’i he was chairman of the annual Tri-Service Dental Symposium, providing lectures to all Oahu based dental officers. He is successfully mentoring promising junior officers to follow his training path. Annually, he attends the American Association of Endodontists continuing education program and stays abreast of the latest research by keeping up with multiple endodontic publications. He holds professional memberships with the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society.

Dr. Cyrus Tahmasebi
Crown and Bridge

Dr. Samuel Lee
Periodontology

Dr. Aidee Nieto-Herman
Pathology

Dr. Cyrus Tahmasebi received his dental degree from the University of Southern California in 1991, and started practicing dentistry in La Jolla, California that same year. He continued to stay involved at U.S.C. Dental School as a guest lecturer as well as serve as the President of its Century Club Alumni Association and on the Board of Counselors of the U.S.C. Dental School. He also has served on the Board of Directors of the American Dental Association, the San Diego Dental Association and the Board of the Orange County Dental Academy. He is a Fellow Of The College of Dentistry as well as a Fellow of the International Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.
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.

Dr. Samuel Lee is a Diplomate of International Academy of Dental Implantology Dr. Samuel Lee is a graduate of Harvard School of Dental Medicine in specialty degree in Periodontology, and has earned his Doctor of Medical Science. He has invented ultra low dosage 3d imaging technique while at Harvard, and has obtained US patent. Dr Lee grew up in California. After completing his bachelorʼs degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA, Dr. Samuel Lee furthered his studies in Dentistry from the UCLA School of Dentistry. He then practiced implant dentistry and orthodontics in a private practice in Buena Park, California. He has won the 1st Award at many prestigious organization: The 2008 American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) Table Clinic Presentation, the 2007 American Orthodontic Society (AOS), and the 2007 International Congress of Oral Implantologists(ICOI). He is the inventor of “Crestal Window Sinus Grafting Technique,” and own the patent on his sinus instruments. He currently teaches internationally on his sinus techniques and TAD to specialists, general dentist, and dental schools.

Dr. Nieto-Herman is a real role model to Latino women in U.S.A. Originally, she came from Venezuela. In 1975, she graduated from University of Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela and obtained Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S). In 1981, she came to America and completed her education with three degrees at Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Boston University. In 1984, she obtained the Masters of Science in Oral Biology Degree (MScD). In 1986, she received the Certificate in Periodontology (C.A.G.S) and the Advanced Studies International Program (D.M.D) in 1989.
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.

Session Overview:
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
States.
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.


Dr. Dennis Smiler
Periodontic

Dr. Joel Henriod
Periodontic

Dr. Francisco Ramos – Gomez
Pedriatic Dentistry

N/A

Dr. Joel B. Henriod is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology practicing in Pasadena. He graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry followed by periodontics specialty certificate from the Medical University of South Carolina. His practice emphasizes contemporary periodontics: collaboration between the prosthodontic, orthodontic, and periodontic disciplines, minimally invasive soft tissue grafting, laser use in periodontal therapy, and dental implants. Dr. Henriod speaks around the country on implantology, 3D diagnostics, bone and soft tissue grafting, perio-prosthodontic teamwork, and advanced periodontal therapy. His online dental tips are found on YouTube under Joel Henroid DDS.

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. Jin Song 
Orthodontics

Dr. Sal Manrriquez
Orofacial – Professor at USC

Dr. Bertha Alarcon
Associate Professor, Western University

Dr. Song is a certified instructor with the International Association for Orthodontics.  He has been teaching General and Pediatric Dentists how to incorporate orthodontics their practices since 2001.” Dr. Song is the founder and CEO of the Orthodontic Education Continuum.

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.


Larry Oxenham
Lawsuits and Taxes

Norman Dotch
Financial and Investments

Dr. Luis Carbajal-Bello
Oral Surgery/CBCT

Larry Oxenham is one of America’s top asset protection experts, having helped thousands of dentists achieve financial peace of mind by teaching them how to properly structure their assets for lawsuit protection and tax reduction. He has authored and co-authored several articles and books on the subject including The Asset Protection Bible. His career has been credited with helping thousands of people save millions of dollars. Larry Oxenham is a nationally recognized speaker who has trained thousands of professionals at hundreds of conventions, conferences and seminars across the country.

I am Financial and Investment Adviser with Dotch Financial and Insurance Services, Inc. I specialize in Tax Reduction and Tax Savings! I Help Dentists accelerating their retirement savings! I work in collaboration with their CPA to grow their practice, accumulate & keep more profits through proven reduced tax strategies and retirement programs. Even though I have my own practice, I work under the umbrella of New York Life for the past four years. Prior to coming joining New York Life, I was a Financial and Investment Advisor with Merrill Lynch and prior to Merrill Lynch, I was a banker with Wells Fargo. I have been in finance for the past 20 years. I am from Panama City, Panama and Spanish is my first language.

Graduate from National University in Mexico, did a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Carbajal was founder of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department and first Director of TMJ and Facial pain Clinic at the University of De La Salle Bajio, School of Dentistry. Currently is Coordinator of International Dental Program (CIRO-IDP) at the same institution.

Dr. Steven Hou
Treatment and Billing of Sleep Apnea, Bruxism and TMD

Dr. Viet-Nghiem
Treatment and Billing of Sleep Apnea, Bruxism and TMD

Dr. Alex Nguyen
Medical Billing in Dentistry

N/A

N/A

Dr. Luong Nguyen is a graduate of the Boston University, School of Dentistry. He is a respected member of ADA, CDA,OCDS, and has fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. In addition to being a Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry GPR and Hospital Dentistry Program, he owns a state-of-the-art private practice in beautiful southern Orange County.
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.

Dr. Jose Lara
Medical Billing in Dentistry

Dr. Kamal Al-Eryani

Dr. Jorge Triana Estrada
Dean, School of Dentistry, De LaSalle University

N/A

Dr. Kamal Al-Eryani is an Assistant professor of clinical dentistry at Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine Center, and a professor at the Online Programs, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Dr. Al-Eryani obtained his residency in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine from the same university and his Ph.D. in Oral Medicine and Pathology from Niigata University, Japan. He is also an author of several publications related to oral medicine and pathology, and has lectured extensively on topics related with Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine.

SÍNTESIS CURRICULAR
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
• 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. Tarun Mundluru (Oral Surgery)

Dr. Mariela Padilla
Professor at USC

José Mejía Zepeda, DDS

Dr. Guy Levy 
Bone Graft

Sam Thakkar
Perfect Tax and Finance

Dr. Yaron Gabel Krumholz
DENTCA Clinical Advisor

 

Dr. Guy Levi obtained his dental medicine degree from Tel Aviv University.
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.


Coming soon.

Dr. Yaron Gabel Krumholz, DENTCA’s Clinical Advisor, is a certified subject matter expert on DENTCA’s CAD/CAM Removable and Fixed Full Mouth Prosthetics Solution. Prior to joining DENTCA, Dr. Gabel received his D.D.S Degree from the Universidad Tecnológica de México in 2009, and was Dental Director and Owner of Clinica Odontologica Integral Dental Clinic in Mexico. At CIT College, Dr. Gabel served as the course Director in training residents for clinical practice. At Whole You, Dr. Gabel guided the Mitsui Chemicals R&D team regarding product improvement based on market demands and industry standards and stimulated development of new products, including milled immediate dentures and implant overdentures. At DENTCA, Dr. Gabel focuses his time on lecturing and providing hands-on training to individual doctors, academia, group practices, and other dental professionals about DENTCA’s digital systems.

Dra. Blanca Bañuelos Díaz
Endodoncia (Spanish)

Diana Estefanía Molina
Odontologia Infantil (Spanish)

Marcela Delgado
Endodoncia (Spanish)

Residente de la Maestría en Ciencias Odontológicas con Acentuación en Ortodoncia, Facultad de Odontología Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila Unidad Torreón, México


Residente de la Maestría en Ciencias Odontológicas con Acentuación en Ortodoncia, Facultad de Odontología Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila Unidad Torreón, México


Residente de la Maestría en Ciencias Odontológicas con Acentuación en Ortodoncia, Facultad de Odontología Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila Unidad Torreón, México


Dr. Briseida Esparza
PERIOENDODONCIA (SPANISH)

Dra. Mayela Nocker Franco
Ortodoncia (Spanish)

 

 
Residente de la Maestría en Ciencias Odontológicas con Acentuación en Ortodoncia, Facultad de Odontología Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila Unidad Torreón, México


Residente de la Maestría en Ciencias Odontológicas con Acentuación en Ortodoncia, Facultad de Odontología Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila Unidad Torreón, México