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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 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 chapters) and has lectured nationally and internationally about Prosthodontics (over 150 presentations).
Dr. Daher is an active member in numerous Prosthodontic organizations and the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Tri-County Dental society.
Dr. Vahik Paul Meserkhani has lectured extensively on the subject of 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.
A 1988 graduate of University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dr. DiTolla was awarded his Fellowship in the AGD in 1995. Mike was in private practice for 15 years before becoming Director of Clinical Education for Glidewell Labs for the next 15 years, giving him an intimate knowledge of American dentists and their crown and bridge habits. In 2011 he received the “Most Effective Dentist Educator” award in a nationwide survey of dentists. In 2015 he became the Director of Clinical Affairs for Sirona, and in 2017 he became the VP of Clinical Affairs for AEGIS Communications.
Dr. Fier is a practicing dentist. He received his DDS degree from NYU, served as a dental officer in the US Navy, and is a highly respected lecturer in the US and internationally on topics including aesthetic and restorative dentistry. He is the executive vice-president of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, and a Fellow of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics. He has been honored with Fellowships in the American College of Dentists, and the International College of Dentists. He teaches continuing education courses at the dental schools of Loma Linda, New York University, UCLA, Rutgers and prestigious universities and congresses throughout the world. Dr. Fier is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of DENTISTRY TODAY and recently accepted a faculty appointment as Clinical Associate Professor at Touro College of Dental Medicine. He publishes regularly on aesthetics, restorative dentistry, case presentation, hypnosis, and how dentistry affects the quality of life. For the past fourteen years, he has been listed in DENTISTRY TODAY’S list of the best lecturers, “Leaders in Continuing Education.”
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.
“Dentistry. Thirty years of it. General & specialist assisting, multi-doctor practice administration, hygienist, educator, speaker, entrepreneur, author, advisor and mentor. Her experience and knowledge becomes your golden egg. As founder of scaler2schedule elite hygiene, Cyndee's reputable approach to the profession of dentistry has hygienists facilitating the movement of thousands of dollars of preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry to the doctor’s schedules each day! Her model for whole-body patient care leaves status quo in the dust! Cyndee and her team work with dental practices around the globe who are ready to learn how to develop healthy patients and sustainable success for
their dental business. Her background in five-star customer experience and successful business start- ups provides a breadth of knowledge she is excited to share with her colleagues. Patients crave this level of care and dental teams will be blown away by the trajectory of success! Get in and buckle up and be ready for unprecedented growth and productivity!
Scott has worked with hundreds of dental practices since 1991 developing business plans, coaching and training dental teams, developing leadership skills, enhancing communication skills, training teams on customer service techniques, and successfully helping practices grow to new levels of productivity and profitability. In 1994, Scott founded Clifton & Associates, Inc., a coaching firm that works exclusively with dental practices in Southern California. In addition to being the primary trainer of his company’s in-office coaching programs, Scott speaks regularly at a variety of industry events and conferences, dental societies and study club meetings. Clifton & Associates, Inc. is accredited with the Dental Board of California and hosts continuing education courses on a variety of clinical and practice management topics. Scott’s experiences in different types of offices and with many doctors and employees have given him insight and knowledge to be able to help most any practice improve.
Kayvan Mott works with dentists to make it easy for them to build a great website & online presence, increases patient reviews and make the most of their marketing dollars. With 12+ years of dental marketing experience, Kayvan simplifies website design, SEO (search engine optimization, social media & online review generation for the entire dental team. With Kayvan’s dynamic presentations you can finally take advantage of the Internet to grow your practice without being a marketing expert.
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 soft tissue managements, 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 many dental companies including 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.
Dr. Bartusiak was born and raised right here in the Washington community. He is a proud alumni of Trinity High School and Pitt. He first opening his local private practice in 1989. In the decades since, he’s developed a tried-and-true reputation for outstanding clinical dental care that also places a high premium on the top-tier customer service his patients need and deserve. He can’t wait to welcome you in! After completing his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Bartusiak stayed at the school to complete his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1988. He also attended the Advanced General Dentistry Program at the University of Miami in Florida and a General Practice Residency at the University of Minnesota.
Today, Dr. Bartusiak has taken more than 2500 hours of continuing education, and he has also presented over 500 lectures on cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and periodontics in 44 states in Canada. In fact, it’s estimated that he’s directly taught over 10% of the dentists currently practicing in the United States!
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.
Graduate from National University in Mexico, did a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Former head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service at Hospital General regional de Leon. 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 and Dental Board of California CE Provider.
Dr. Chris Norton is a general dentist from Dallas, Texas currently working six practice based out of Lubbock, Texas. He has practiced orthodontics since 1984, and liDr. Chris Norton is a general dentist from Dallas, Texas currently working six practice based out of Lubbock, Texas. He has practiced orthodontics since 1984, and limited his practice to ortho, TMJ and sleep apnea in 2001. Outside the office his passion is golf, kayaking, and his two children: Mitchel is in his family practice residency in Arkansas, and Claire is a Med Lab Tech in a children’s hospital in Ft Worth, Texas. mited his practice to ortho, TMJ and sleep apnea in 2001. Outside the office his passion is golf, kayaking, and his two children: Mitchel is in his family practice residency in Arkansas, and Claire is a Med Lab Tech in a children’s hospital in Ft Worth, Texas.
Specialist in Prosthodontics and Implantology from Universidad De La Salle Bajío
Chaiman of the Specialty in Prosthodontics and Implantology at Universidad De La Salle Bajío Dental from 2008 to 2015
Faculty at the Specialty in Prosthodontics and Implantology and International Dental Program at Universidad De La Salle Bajío
In contemporary Orthodontics it is essential to perform diagnoses and to execute treatments from an anatomically and orthopedically stable mandibular position. Facial diagnosis using vertical subnasal, static and dynamic occlusion, montage of models in centric relation, occlusal and temporomandibular dysfunction, neuromuscular deprogrammer splint, and centric vertical control will ve reviewed.
Board Certified Prosthodontist
Fellow American College of Prosthodontics
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry
Fellow American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Master of Science in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine
Les completed a BSc (Hon) & DDS at Western followed by a GPR at the London Health Sciences Centre. He maintained a full-time solo private practice with an emphasis on digital dentistry, prosthodontics and medical device research while continuing hospital privileges at Strathroy-Middlesex General. His research was supported by the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Fund and the National Research Council. In 2011, Kalman transitioned to full-time academics as an assistant professor and outreach coordinator. Kalman’s research focuses on medical devices & technologies relevant to clinical dentistry. He has authored over 40 articles, holds two patents and has translated two technologies. Kalman maintains his position as the founder and President of Research Driven. He is an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Standards Council of Canada and serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association and the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry. He has been recognized as an Academic Associate Fellow (AAID), Fellow, Master and Diplomate (ICOI), Fellow (AO) and has been awarded the Schulich Alumni of Distinction Award and most recently the Merck Patients First award. In his spare time, Kalman enjoys time with his family, photography and bikes.
Founder and Director of the Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry
Dr. Ruiz is the Director of the Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry and Course Director of numerous CE courses at the University of Southern California (USC). He is 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 and an independent evaluator of dental products for CR (CRA). Dr. Ruiz has been named as one of the “Top Clinicians in CE 2006-2011” 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, both 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 News, Good Morning America & Vista La, VH1 and Channel 52 Telemundo, and 34 Univision.
Early treatment of Class III malocclusion with orthopedic appliances
Tratamiento Temprano de la Maloclusión Clase III con aparatología Ortopédica
Resumen “Una de las maloclusiones más complejas de diagnosticar y de tratar es la maloclusión clase III. Se caracteriza por una alteración en la relación sagital de los maxilares, ya sea por una deficiencia o retrusión maxilar o por un prognatismo o macrognatismo mandibular, o bien sea una combinación de las anteriores. La etiología es multifactorial y es debida a una interacción de factores hereditarios y ambientales.” Entre los factores ambientales que se han reportado se encuentran: la respiración oral, unas amígdalas hipertróficas, defectos anatómicos congénitos, alteraciones hormonales, hábito de protrusión lingual, trauma y erupción irregular de los incisivos permanentes, entre otros. En cuanto a la herencia, un estudio realizado por Gorlin y colaboradores en 1965, informaron que el prognatismo estaba asociado con ciertas condiciones del cromosoma X aneuploidal, afirmando que el prognatismo incrementa con cada cromosoma X adicionado, mostrando mayor prognatismo la mandíbula. Palabras clave: maloclusión clase III, prognatismo, factores ambientales, herencia.
Dr. Anabella Oquendo is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Advanced Program for International Dentists in Esthetic Dentistry (APIDED) at New York University College of Dentistry. She received her dental degree from the Central University of Venezuela Dental School in Caracas, and entered private practice thereafter. Dr. Oquendo completed the Certificate Program of APIDED at NYU Dentistry in 2008, and remained in the program as a fellow for one year. She was appointed a full-time faculty member and Co-Program Director of Advanced Program for International Dentists in Interdisciplinary Dentistry in 2010. Dr. Oquendo jointed the NYU Dentistry’s prestigious Faulty of Esthetic Dentistry in 2012 and was appointed director of APIDED in 2014.
Dr. Oquendo was honored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry with the Award for Excellence in Cosmetic Dental Research in 2010. Her chapter on restorative space management has been in the top ten referenced dental articles since it was published in 2011. Dr. Oquendo is an active member of various dental committees and societies. While directing the full-time APIDED, she also delivers patient care at the NYU Dentistry Faculty Practice where the majority of her practice is related to the esthetic dentistry.
Award-Winning Dentist In Chula Vista!
Dr. Halabo is a native of San Diego. He graduated with honors from The Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, and he earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of California at Santa Barbara in the study of Microbiology. Dr. Halabo completed his dental residency at The Loma Linda Veterans Hospital learning special techniques in working with fearful patients and providing comfortable dental care.
He is an adjunct faculty member at UCSD, and he lectures to other dentists on a variety of topics including advanced dental technology and integration. Dr. Halabo is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Association, Clinical Research Associates Group, Conference of Innovative Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
For 15 consecutive years, dentists across the San Diego area selected Dr. Sam J. Halabo as a top dentist based on his experience, manner with patients, continuing education, published articles, peer lectures, use of new techniques and technologies, and superior results!
Dentistry is Dr. Halabo’s first love, and when he’s not in the office, you can usually find him involved in providing dental care to the homeless of San Diego. He spends his leisure time attending or participating in sporting events with his family and friends.
TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH RETAINED CANINES
Tratamiento para Pacientes con Caninos Retenidos
Los caninos son dientes muy importantes para el sistema estomatognático, siendo indispensables para los movimientos de lateralidad, responsables para el funcionamiento, armonía oclusal y su posición adecuada en el arco asegura un buen contorno de la cara y una estética dental adecuada.
La retención de los caninos es una anomalía en la cual el diente tiene impedimento para erupcionar ya sea por hueso o por dientes adyacentes. Esta retención se confirma cuando su erupción se ha demorado y existe evidencia clínica o radiográfica de que no tendrá lugar o de mala posición. El pronóstico para mover los caninos retenidos depende de una variedad de factores como posición del diente retenido en relación a los dientes adyacentes, angulación, distancia que el diente debe ser movido, dilaceración radicular y posible presencia de anquilosis o reabsorción radicular.
VITAL PULP THERAPY IN PERMANENT TEETH WITH RICH FIBRINA IN PLATELETS
TERAPIA PULPAR VITAL EN DIENTES PERMANENTES CON FIBRINA RICA EN PLAQUETAS
La terapia pulpar vital tiene como objetivo mantener la funcionalidad de la pulpa independientemente del estadio de madurez radicular.
En la actualidad, la fibrina rica en plaquetas ha sido ampliamente utilizada para acelerar la cicatrización de tejidos blandos y biomineralizados, por lo que es posible mantener la vitalidad pulpar luego de la exposición traumática, accidental o incluso un proceso carioso.
Current Student of Prosthodontics and implantology from Universidad De La Salle Bajio
Ceramic week at UCLA by Edward McLaren (2016)
Stay and collaboration in “Fusion Taller Dental” by Eladio Gonzales ( 2015-2016)
PERIODONTAL MANAGEMENT OF SOFT TISSUES AND GINGIVAL RECESSIONS.
MANEJO PERIODONTAL DE LOS TEJIDOS BLANDOS Y RECESIONES GINGIVALES.
Las diferentes estrategias en la terapia periodontal de nuestros pacientes se han encaminado inicialmente a prevenir el desarrollo de la enfermedad periodontal, interrumpir su evolución y regenerar los tejidos de soporte perdidos. Uno de los objetivos más perseguidos de la terapia en tejidos blandos ha sido la regeneración completa de los tejidos, favoreciendo el aumento del volumen y mejorando el fenotipo periodontal. El éxito de los procedimientos regenerativos depende en gran medida de nuestra capacidad de diagnóstico, selección de la técnica más adecuada y el empleo de biomateriales disponibles para mejorar el resultado. Es importante que como odontólogos conozcamos el potencial de la Periodoncia para mejorar la calidad de los tejidos y la estética de nuestros pacientes.
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