Dr. Ruiz is Founder of the “Supra-gingival Minimally Invasive Dentistry” movement, as well as founder and director of the Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry. Former Course Director of numerous CE Courses at the University of Southern California (USC). He is an Honorary Clinical Professor at Warwick University in England and a member of the editorial board for Dentistry Today. He is also an Associate Instructor at Dr. Gordon Christensen PCC in Utah & an independent evaluator of dental products for CR (CRA). Dr Ruiz has been named as one of the “Leaders in CE 2006-Present” by Dentistry Today.
Dr. Ruiz is the author of the textbook “Supra-gingival Minimally Invasive Dentistry; A Healthier Approach” published by Wiley-Blackwell and edited by Dr. Ray Bertolotti and has also 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 25 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.
With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Norman is passionate about helping highly successful families, health care professionals, executives, and business owners accomplish their financial objectives. A graduate of Marshall University, with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a emphasis in Finance. Norman also poses his Series 7 and Series 66 Securities licenses. Norman brings rigorous, research-driven Tax Strategies (to create “TAX DEDUCTIONS” in order to reduce your taxes, build wealth faster and enjoy it 100% tax-free, become a philanthropist and/or restructure your business) in his approach to the field of wealth management. Norman is fluent in Spanish having been born in his native country of Panama in Central America. Norman is also a veteran after serving in the United States Army.
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 of Advanced 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 University in Sweden. Dr. Kim is also committed to continuing his 200-300 hours of Continuing Education 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 an assistant professor of the Periodontics Department at the Loma Linda School of Dentistry. He served as advisory board for many dental industry leader companies. Dr. Kim has been a Hiossen Master Advanced Course Director since it’s beginning. He is currently a part time faculty of the Periodontics Department at UCLA School of Dentistry while maintaining evidence based periodontics and implant practice in his own state of the art practice in Los Angeles. Dr. Kim has 29 years of experience in both surgical and restorative implant dentistry
Dr. Tony Daher is a graduate of University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and University of Southern California (USC). He is a Board-Certified Prosthodontist, a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists, a Fellow in the International College of Dentists. Dr. Daher is the co-director of the Global Dental Implant Academy (GDIA). He is a former Associate Professor and past prosthodontic director at Loma Linda University, and past Lecturer with the Advanced Prosthodontic Program at UCLA. He maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in LaVerne, California. He has written many scientific and clinical articles, Textbook chapters and eBooks chapters (over 50 scientific articles and book chapter) and has lectured nationally and internationally about Prosthodontics (over 150 presentations). Dr. Daher is active member in many dental and prosthodontics societies.
Dr Vahik Paul Meserkhani has lectured extensively about Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry both nationally and internationally.
He graduated in1987 and joined Loma Linda University in 2003 to receive his implant surgical fellowship followed by a certificate in Prosthodontics and MSD degree in Prosthodontics specialty. He has numerous publications about Prosthodontics and implant related subjects as well as his chapter contribution to Fonseca oral and maxillofacial surgery on guided surgery and immediate loading. His research at the Loma Linda University about the accuracy of stereolithographic models was presented in Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics. 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 Board of Prosthodontics. He maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Glendale, and Pasadena California.
Kayvan Mott is a website & online marketing expert with over 14 years of experience in web design, SEO, social media and online marketing in the dental industry. Kayvan has presented on a variety of topics related to practice marketing for study clubs and national dental societies.
Larry Oxenham is one of America’s top asset protection experts, having helped thousands of doctors 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 and How to Achieve Financial Peace of Mind through Asset Protection. 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.
Les Kalman is an educator and researcher with a focus on (1) innovations in medical devices and technologies, with an emphasis on additive manufacturing (2) software solutions and (3) education advancement. He remains active with externally-funded research, has published over 50 articles and a book chapter. He holds two patents, a trademark and has translated innovations to industry.
Kalman serves on the Standards Council of Canada, the Ambassadors Circle and Advanced Credentialing Committee for the ICOI. He has been recognized as an Academic Associate Fellow (American Academy of Implant Dentistry), Fellow, Master and Diplomate (International Congress of Oral Implantologists), Fellow (Academy of Osseointegration) and Fellow (American College of Dentists), Schulich Alumni of Distinction and received the Merck Patients First award and the CES Innovation Award honoree.
Dr. Charles Schlesinger, DDS, FICOI is a dental implant practitioner and educator
who has been lecturing internationally for the past 15 years. He graduated with honors from The Ohio State College of Dentistry in 1996. After graduation, he completed a General Practice residency at the VAMC San Diego and then went on to become the Chief Resident at the VAMC W. Los Angeles. During his time in Los Angeles, he completed extensive training in oral surgery, implantology and advanced restorative treatment. He is a fellow of the ICOI. Once he completed his residency, Dr. Schlesinger maintained a thriving restorative and implant practice in San Diego, CA for 14 years. In 2012 he relocated to Albuquerque, NM to become the Director of Education and Clinical Affairs for a dental implant manufacturer. In 2013 he took over as Chief Operating Officer along with his clinical responsibilities. In 2016 Dr Schlesinger returned to private practice along with founding The CD Schlesinger Group, LLC. In 2018 he became the COO of Comfortable Dentistry 4U and continues to provide patient care in Albuquerque.
My name is Jouliana Davoudi Chegani, I am a graduate of USC Orofacial Pain and Medicine center. Wife, and mother of two incredible sons. I graduated with BA and MS from California State University of Northridge and Completed my DDS at USC dental school in 2017, I did work for 2-3 years in the field, but I found my passion in Orofacial Pain and Medicine. Since graduation I took different courses, mini residency, and finally full conventional residency at USC. My interest in this field, inspired me to create a tool that can help clinician to treat the patient in timely manner. I am pleased that our research was recognized as USC Stevens center for innovation award winner for “The Most Disruptive award”. And was accepted for oral presentation and publication in oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, and oral radiology paper.
Dr. Zandi is a Board Certified Periodontist, Diplomate of American Board of Periodontology. She received Certification in Periodontics and Master Degree of Science in Craniofacial Biology from University of Southern California in 2008. She is a former adjunct faculty and former Associate professor at University of Southern California. Dr. Zandi has a private practice limited to Periodontics, Implant Dentistry, Cosmetic and plastic Oral Surgery in Century City, California.
Eiman Rahnama, CEO of Safety Compliance Experts, an AGD PACE Provider and Consultant since 2006, works with dental and medical practices, consulting and implementing OSHA and HIPAA guidelines. Safety Compliance Experts have worked with more than 2000 offices and delivered more than 1000 lectures to more than 10,000 dentists, medical professionals, and their staff. Their goal is to safeguard the thousands of dental and medical offices consulted to assist all clients to be more efficient, business-savvy, customer-service oriented, and therefore, thriving in their business and careers.
As CEO of Safety Compliance Experts, he and his staff assist practices in implementing OSHA and HIPAA, providing OSHA, bloodborne pathogens, and HIPAA training, and are based in Glendale, CA.
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Dr. Jose Mejia Zepeda graduated from the University Autonoma of Queretaro Mexico in 2005. He graduated from the UCLA Advanced Clinical Training in Restorative Dentistry in 2017. Dr. Mejia has four years of excperience in the United States working for community clinics.
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Dr. Alarcon is original from Guadalajara, Mexico. She completed her dental education at CASE School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, at a time when women were about 25% of the entering class, and when Hispanic or Chicano applicants and graduates were merely about 3% of the dental workforce. She attended the VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles and completed a General Practice Residency with an emphasis in Hospital Dentistry and Medicine. It was clear in her mind her purpose for pursuing the dental profession. Dr. Alarcon knew firsthand of the disparities in Latino providers who were able to deliver quality dental care in a culturally competent and sensitive manner to the Latino non-English speakers of her community. As she embarked into her life as a practitioner in a predominantly Latino neighborhood of southeastern Los Angeles, it was very clear that one of her roles as a dental professional was to mentor, guide, and take under her wing the Latino/ Chicano/ Hispanic students who demonstrated an interest in dentistry as a calling.
After 29 years in active private practice, she joined WesternU College of Dental Medicine in Pomona, California. As she joined academia, the need to mentor and guide underrepresented students pursuing dental education was evident. Our metrics of underrepresented students in the dental profession have barely moved and there is still a dire need to graduate providers who are able to serve the communities who cannot access oral health care. There is an urgent need to graduate providers that reflect the populations we serve. As faculty at WesternU, she has become deeply involved in community outreach, recruiting, mentoring, and guiding applicants to dentistry. Actively participating in curriculum design for the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) at WesternU CDM, presenting on successful application to dental school at California State San Bernardino Medical Pre-Health Conference, Latinos Dentistas Unidos, Los Angeles Dental Meeting, as well as being an advisor to the Student Hispanic Dental Association has allowed her to experience first-hand the need for proper guidance and mentoring of URM students in the pursuit of dentistry as a profession.
As WesternU CDM Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion, together with our AdHoc DEI Task Force, has spearheaded several presentations that have been incorporated into the realm of equity in the delivery of our dental care as part of CDM Faculty Development Programs: Dr. Anne Kock “Health and Oral Care of the Transgender Community”. In response to our environment in 2020 we presented on “Microaggressions, biases, racism, and privileges” thru our WesternU White Coats 4 Black Lives Movement, and the most recent with Dr. Jodi Merriday on “All isms of our society and belonging” that included a panel presentation of students, clinical and administrative staff, and alumni, and for the very first time CDM presented with the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Scholarship. Nationally, she has also presented at the ADEA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop in Oregon on the different instruments that WesternU College of Dental Medicine has available to improve diversity in our program.
She serves as co-advisor for the Student Hispanic Dental Association and has served as a liaison for CARE Harbor LA, a monumental dental and medical free clinic since 2012. She organizes student and faculty volunteers to serve as providers in the dental clinic. Dr. Alarcon has dedicated her professional life to the recruitment, mentorship, and training of compassionate, highly skilled dental professionals that make a long-lasting impact on the communities they serve upon graduation.
In addition to dentistry, Dr. Alarcon’s personal enjoyments are traveling, photography, cooking, and spending quality time with her family.
Dr. Diaz Graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, in 1974. She was the director of the Faculty of Dentistry of the University De La Salle Bajío in 2021. Dr. Diaz was the Head of the Department of Diagnosis and Oral Medicine at the De La Salle Bajío University School of Dentistry, from 1991 to 2017.
Graduated as a Dentistry Doctor, awarded with Gold Title Honors, at the University of Medical Sciences of Camagüey, Cuba. First degree as Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and General Dentistry specialist at the University of Medical Sciences of Camagüey, Cuba; second degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist, awarded by the Cuban Minister of Public Health. Has a master’s degree in Community Oral Health, graduated at University of Medical Sciences of Camagüey, at Cuba. Master’s degree in Bioethics at Catholic University of Valencia, Spain. Doctor in Dental Sciences, graduated Best at the University of Medical Sciences of Havana, Cuba. Postdoctoral studies in Head and Neck Oncology, at University of Concepción, Chile, and Pontifical Javeriana University at Bogotá, Colombia. Has been an associate professor and dental researcher at Cuba for more than 15 years.
Has lived in Mexico since 2013, where he accredited his studies at National Autonomous University of Mexico. Is also certified by the Mexican Council of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Is an associated researcher and professor at Autonomous University of Baja California, also researcher and Postgraduate Coordinator at the Mexicali School of Dentistry, Research Team leader in Clinical and Epidemiological Dentistry, as well as president of the Technical Council of the Medicaltech Laboratories S.A. Company. Also received awards and distinctions for his dental, surgical teaching and scientific career, in addition to being a reference for two international medical science journals. Member of the Mexican Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Member of the Western Social Science Association. Has published more than 45 academic and scientific posts, and has also been a speaker at national and international dental conferences and courses held in Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, Cuba, Honduras, Panama, Colombia, Chile, and Spain.
Dental Surgeon Graduate at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico. Orthodontics specialist, graduated at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Completed master’s studies in Dentistry at the Autonomous University of Nayarit. He obtained the scientific degree as Doctor in Dental Clinical Sciences at the Autonomous University of Baja California. He studied certification courses at the Roth Williams Center for Functional Occlusion and Orthognathic Surgery. Evaluated and Certified by the Mexican Council of Orthodontics with a private practice in Orthodontics from 1995 to the present day.
Professor and researcher at the Autonomous University of Baja California, member of the Postgraduate Studies Committee, teacher and coordinator of the Orthodontic Educational Program from 2014 to 2017, and is currently Dean of the Mexicali School of Dentistry at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico. Team leader of researchers in Dental Biomaterials, member of the Care Program for patients with Cleft Lip and Palate serving the northwestern area of Mexico. Outstanding member of the Mexican Association of Orthodontics, member of the Association of Orthodontists at Baja California, has furthered his studies with certificates in Biomechanics with Mini Implants at Tijuana, BC, Lingual Orthodontics at New York, NY, Lingual Orthodontics at San Diego, CA, International Philosophy Professor at Brazil, Technical Coaching CCO at Cancún, QR. Has published more than 21 academic and scientific posts, member of the Editorial Board of the Scientific Journal of Current Orthodontics. Invited Teacher at several Orthodontic Educational Programs: at Autonomous University of Coahuila, Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí, Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla, University of Khon Kaen in Thailand, University of San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. Member of the Latin American Orthodontic Association, American Orthodontic Association and Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontics.
Dr. Maddox received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Southern California in 1987, his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Southern California in 1989, and his board certification in Endodontics in 1995. Dr. Maddox received his J.D. degree from Whittier College of Law, Costa Mesa, California where he graduated in the top one-third of his class.
Dr. Maddox practiced Endodontics and maintained two offices in Orange County for nine years. During this time, his endodontic practice experienced a 700% increase in production during this nine year period. Dr. Maddox has served as a clinical instructor at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and Loma Linda School of Dentistry. Dr. Maddox has been providing legal services to Dentists for over ten years, helping thousands of doctors with their transition needs as well as general legal services. He has been in the dental transition business as a Practice Broker since 2010. After three successful years as a dental practice broker, Maddox Practice Group was acquired by Henry Schein PPT, the dental practice transition division of Henry Schein Dental, in February, 2013. After over 5 years as Vice-President and Regional Director for the western United States for Henry Schein, Dr. Maddox retired from Henry Schein and has re-opened his law practice. Dr. Maddox now enjoys practicing law full time in Costa Mesa and helping dentists, veterinarians, and medical professionals.
Barett Andreasen, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist
Dr. Barett Andreasen is an accomplished Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist, lecturer, and founder of the oral radiology practice, Radiodontics.
Dr. Andreasen completed his oral radiology residency at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where he received advanced education and training in the interpretation and evaluation of CBCT imaging, panoramic radiographs, and other imaging modalities. Since then, he has worked with dentists and specialists across the nation to provide his expertise on CBCT imaging at both the national and local levels. His experiences have allowed him the opportunity to work closely with world-renowned specialists in Oral and Craniofacial Surgery, Orofacial Pain, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, and other specialties.
Dr. Andreasen currently lives in South Jordan, Utah with his wife, three children, and dog.
Dr. Periklis Proussaefs graduated in 1993 from the University of Athens School of Dentistry by earning a DDS degree. He subsequently earned a certificate in Implant Dentistry, a specialty certificate in Prosthodontics, and a Master’s degree in Prosthodontics all from Loma Linda University (LLU). He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, a Clinical Associate Professor at Loma Linda University, and a Professor at the Berlin School of Health Sciences. Dr. Proussaefs has received numerous national and international level awards for his research and clinical innovations in dental implants and prosthodontics like the Hickley award by the Journal of prosthetic dentistry twice in 2002 and 2016, the Tylman award by the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the Robert James achievement award by LLU in 2015, and many others. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in the dental literature, and lectured nationally and internationally in topics related to Implant dentistry and prosthodontics. Dr. Proussaefs has been an editorial Board member and reviewer for several scientific journals with high impact factor such as the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, the Journal of Oral implantology, the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative dentistry, the Journal of Prosthodontics, and many others. He has been maintaining a private practice in Ventura, California with emphasis in implant and prosthetic dentistry, and a private continuing education facility, the California Institute of Dental Education (CIDE) where he offers training and certification courses to dentists in topics related to adult oral sedation and full arch implant reconstruction. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, reading, snorkeling, movies, and spending time with his wife and two kids Arian and Athena.
Dr. Mo K. Kang, DDS, PhD is a graduate of D.D.S./Ph.D. dual degree program at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where he also received specialty training in Endodontics. Dr. Kang has been appointed faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry since 2003 and is currently Professor and Jack Weichman Endowed Chair of the Section of Endodontics at UCLA. Dr. Kang is a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics (ABE) and has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Kang is actively engaged in research programs in oral cancer, oral inflammation, and pulp regeneration studies at UCLA with more than 100 scientific publications, book chapters, and review articles in various areas of his studies.
Dr. Namazikhah completed his endodontics specialty program at USC School of Dentistry. Following his training he started teaching at USC. He served as professor of Endodontics where he also served as chair of Endodontics department and director of specialty program. Dr. Namazikhah has published numerous researches and given national and international lectures on the field of Endodontics.
Amongst his many achievements
-Member of Board of Advisor at USC Dental School
-President of Century Club at USC School of Dentistry
-President Elect of USC Dental Alumni Association
-President of Southern California Academy of Endodontists
Dr. Jinny Bender is a clinical dentist at Glidewell. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley, she went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She practiced general dentistry for 27 years before joining Glidewell in 2022. Dr. Bender is a member of the ADA, CDA, and Orange County Dental Society.
Esthetics & Function in Digital and General Dentistry
Thomas Lee is the President of Panadent Corporation, a company dedicated to providing quality Articulator Systems, innovative products, and exceptional customer service to the dental profession since 1974. Mr. Lee is the son of Dr. Robert Lee, who published his research on “Jaw Movements Engraved in Solid Plastic for Articulator Controls” in the JPD 1969 which led to the development the Panadent Articulator System. Dr. Robert Lee also developed the concept of BioEsthetic Dentistry.
Mr. Thomas Lee holds several patents on face bow and articulator design as well as methods. Being involved with top clinicians and the dental profession for over 40 years, Mr. Lee has lectured nationally and internationally with his extensive knowledge in articulator design and its relationship to occlusion and esthetics.
A graduate from the University of Guadalajara in Mexico class 1987. Dr. Lara has an extensive 36 years of experience in dentistry. He moved to USA in 1989 and after working a short time in different dental offices around Riverside, LA and Orange County he opened his own practice- Implant and Cosmetic Dental office in Placentia, CA in 2001.
Certified from the Comprehensive Oral Implant Training Program in 2008.
Since 2012 he has lectured extensively in Oral Implantology. Dr. Lara is a mentor and consultant for doctors in the field and provides guidance on surgical procedures performed in their practices. He is currently preparing to be an Oral Implantology speaker and course director at the International level.
Dr. Lara is diligent in his pursuit to stay current and providing the most innovative in treatments of dental Implants.
Dr. Lara is a member of many organizations including American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), The International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI) The American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) The American Dental Association (ADA), CDA and OCDA. He has also been an active member of International Association of Orthodontist since 2004.
Carol has been a professional business consultant in the healthcare industry for over 10 years and a healthcare professional in the dental industry for 15 years prior. Her expertise in dental assistance, oral surgery assistance, practice management, regulatory compliance, and medical waste management has been invaluable to Enviromerica’s ongoing success.
Carol started her healthcare career in the dental field as an assistant in 1999. Beginning in general dentistry for the first 5 years, she quickly moved to periodontal practice, and ultimately to Oral surgery assistance including surgeries at Stanford hospital. After that she began to collaborate with a local dentist to help start an implant study club where she was the lead surgical assistant. She also helped set up dentists for surgery in their office and trained their assistants on proper preparation prior to implant surgery.
She also studied CPR and became an instructor and started a CPR training center as a side business for over 8 years. During that time, she joined Enviromerica and soon became their lead trainer/inspector in regulatory compliance and medical waste management.
Carol is a knowledgeable and exciting speaker with many practical solutions, firsthand experiences, and related stories that keep audience attention and make the usually dry curriculum interesting and educational.
When she is not working at Enviromerica, she spends her time taking care of her beautiful horses on the ranch and working on her leather art crafting.
Jason Schneller is a regional director of project lending at Provide, responsible for project lending in the California market. For over 20-years, Jason has specialized in helping our communities’ healthcare providers obtain loans for their unique business needs and has extensive expertise in practice acquisitions, practice startups, expansion and remodel projects, commercial real estate transactions, and debt consolidations.Jason has built a network of trusted practice brokers, equipment specialists, attorneys, CPAs, consultants, contractors, architects, and real estate brokers to help ensure his healthcare providers surround themselves with the right team of experts as they embark (or continue) on their practice ownership journey.
Matthew Christie is a dedicated healthcare representative at Provide, working with dentists, veterinarians, and medical doctors who are looking to acquire, start, or refinance a practice, while also being able to facilitate commercial real estate loans in conjunction with a practice. Matthew joined Provide in 2019 with an extensive background in small business lending, owner-user commercial real estate, and franchise finance. In his current capacity, Matthew often speaks at local dental schools, where he educates students on business plans, personal credit, and budgeting; he also often speaks for local dental societies, where he lectures to dentists looking to acquire and grow their practices. Matthew holds a degree in economics from California State University, Sacramento and currently resides in Newport Beach, California.
Jonathan has dedicated the past 17 years working with dentists exclusively in helping them realize their vision of practice ownership. During that time, he has helped open over 400 new dental offices from scratch, and collectively worked with close to one thousand doctor’s by way of purchase, second office, expansions and more. He has established network all over the country that allows him to support dentists in every possible market no matter their path towards becoming a practice CEO.” [cut here if you need to] [Optional addition] Jonathan is an experienced public speaker and author of the book “Don’t Sweat the Start-Up”, and has been invited to speak year after year to some of the top dental schools in the country like USC, UCLA, University of Pennsylvania and Temple. He’s been called a good friend, a great father and a below average golfer.
Drew is one of the most creators and educators in the Associate on Fire Program and is one of hosts The Dental Boardroom Podcast and The Dental Practice Sales Podcast, which has guests from across the dental and medical industry to discuss best business practices. You can find The Dental Boardroom Podcast and The Dental Practice Sales Podcast on all major podcast streaming platforms.
Drew provides CPA, business consulting, business and personal financial planning, and investment management services to privately owned dental and medical practice owners.
Dr. Aarup received her Baccalaureate in Mathematics in 1995 and the Doctor of Dental Medicine from Aarhus University School of Dentistry in Denmark in 2001. She worked full time in private practice until Dec. 2010 when she moved to the United States.
In 2012 She joined the University of Texas Health Sciences School of Dentistry (UTSD) first as a part-time and later as full-time faculty, teaching and supervising dental students in pre-clinic and clinic, as well as practicing in Faculty Practice Clinic, UT Dentist.
She completed the CAD/CAM training at E4D University in Dallas, Texas in 2013 and has been teaching CAD/CAM dentistry since. She also served on the University’s Dental Van supervising dental students providing dental treatment in the underserved areas of Houston and East Texas.
In 2019 She joined the Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine in Pomona, California as the Program Director for The International Dentist Program (IDP). In her current position at CDM, She is Course Director and Course Coordinator for Advanced Standing Essentials of Clinical Dentistry where She teaches IDP students in pre-clinic (Direct & Indirect Restorations, Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics, CAD/CAM Dentistry, Electronic Health Records & Axium, and Virtual Patients), and coordinates the course with the specialty faculty in Biomedical Sciences, Oral Pathology, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, etc. She is also Practice Director for IDP clinic at WesternU Patient Care Center where She supervises IDP students and faculty as well as teaching Comprehensive Care Dentistry, patient management and practice management.
Dr Mokbel completed a 4 year Post Doctorate degree in prosthodontics (DSO) at the Univ. of Paris VII, France (1982). He holds certificates in Removable & Fixed Prosthodontics and in Embryology, attended Periodontology training as well.
In 2004, he completed a one year program in Implantology at the University of Loma Linda.
Dr Mokbel taught Removable and Fixed prosthodontics at USC-Ostrow school of dentistry since 1983 in the Advanced International program, he is currently a clinical assistant professor in the restorative department, Div IV.
Dr Mokbel Lectured in the US, in Europe and the Middle East.
Memberships: Int’l College of Prosthodontics , Fellow Int’l Congress of Oral Implantology, American Academy of Periodonology. ADA, CDA, OCDS, Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry,
Past president of OKU dental society at USC (2012-2013).
Served as Co-director for the mobile clinic “Ayuda-USC” serving the underprivileged children in California and Central America ( 2006-2014).
Dr Mokbel practiced general dentistry in Anaheim from 1984 till 1998
His current practice is limited to prosthodontics, Periodontology and dental implants
Owner Of: SoCal Prosthodontics Dental Lab
President: Of: Orange County Restorative and Aesthetic study club