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Frank Schwarz has a special degree in Oral Surgery and was appointed as Full Professor in Oral Medicine and Peri-implant Infections at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany.

He serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and Editorial Board Member for Clinical Oral Implants Research. He is the President of the German Association of Oral Implantology (DGI), a Board Member of the Osteology Foundation and was awarded the André Schröder Research Prize in 2007 and the Miller Research Prize in 2012. His current h-index is 48.

Dennis P. Tarnow: is currently Clinical Professor of Periodontology and Director of Implant Education at Columbia School of Dental Medicine. He is the former Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Tarnow has a certificate in Periodontics and Prosthodontics and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology. He is a recipient of the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, Teacher of the Year Award from New York University and Distinguished Lecturer Award from the American College of Prosthodontists in 2015. Dr. Tarnow has a private practice in New York City, and has been honored with a wing named after him at New York University College of Dentistry. He has published over one hundred fifty articles on perio-prosthodontics and implant dentistry and has coauthored three textbooks including one titled Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Tarnow has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally in over thirty countries.

Dr. Neiva earned his Certificate and Master’s degree in Periodontics from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the
American Board of Periodontology and of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Dr. Neiva serves as the Director of the Graduate Program in Periodontics of the University of Florida - College of Dentistry. He is active in clinical research related to bone and soft tissue augmentation, as well as novel techniques in Implant and Periodontal Therapy. Dr. Neiva has published various sc


Doctor Malamed was born and raised in Bronx, NY, graduating from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1969. He then completed a dental
internship and residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, New York before serving for 2 years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. In 1973, Doctor Malamed joined the faculty of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C., in Los Angeles, where today he is Professor of Anesthesia & Medicine. Dr. Malamed is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, as well as a recipient of the Heidebrink Award [1996] from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Horace Wells Award from the International Federation of Dental Anesthesia Societies, 1997 (IFDAS).

Doctor Malamed has authored more than 140 scientific papers and 17 chapters in various medical and dental journals and textbooks in the areas of physical evaluation, emergency medicine, local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia. In addition, Dr. Malamed is the author of three widely used textbooks, published by CV Mosby: Handbook of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office (6th edition 2007); Handbook of Local Anesthesia (6th edition 2011); and Sedation - a guide to patient management (5th edition 2010) and two interactive DVD’s: Emergency Medicine (2nd edition, 2008) and Malamed’s Local Anesthetic Technique DVD (2004)

Dr. Huwais is the founder of Osseodensification. He maintains a private practice focusing on periodontics and surgical implantology in Jackson, Michigan.
Dr. Huwais completed his periodontics and implantology surgical training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, Dental Implant Program. Dr. Huwais lectures nationally and internationally on periodontal and surgical implantology procedures. He is Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the American Board of Oral Implantology. Dr. Huwais
is the inventor of the Densah® Bur technology.

Ernest Cholakis DMD, MBA, a restorative dentist since 1982, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba’s School of Dentistry. He is a double recipient of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, receiving the Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals. He is the founder of the largest interdisciplinary practice in Manitoba, caring for over 20,000 patients with four separate clinics in a single facility. Together these clinics operate with a patient first philosophy of care that promotes dental health as a cooperative science.

Dr Dhaval Patel graduated from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India in 2003. He has been in Private Practice in Roseville Ca since 2006.
Dr Patel has been a Cerec user since 2007 and his articles on Cerec CadCam Technology have been published in Compendium , Inside dentistry, Cerec Online, Dr as well as Cerec Doctors magazine. He has done presentations on Cerec at Dental Town , CDA , Cerec 30 and Siroworld Meetings and is also a graduate of the Sirona Speakers Academy. Dr Patel is the faculty member for Cerec for the PDS Institute and has trained hundreds of
dentists over the last 10 years. He is also the founder of the Facebook group Keep Cerecing.

Dr. Ben Miraglia graduated with his DDS from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1993. He is a proud member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Dr. Miraglia completed a general practice residency program at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut.

He has 23 years private practice experience in Mt. Kisco, New York. Dr. Miraglia is a graduate of the United States Dental Institute where he learned his non-extraction and non-surgical orthodontic philosophy. He was appointed to the USDI faculty in 2008 and teaches nationally for them.

Dr. Miraglia is a member of the Invisalign Faculty and has trained thousands of dentists in Invisalign techniques. Dr. Miraglia has been providing Invisalign with a comprehensive care philosophy for the last thirteen years. Dr. Miraglia is on the board of directors of the American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics as well as the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Miraglia was recently honored with a position on the President’s Council of Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, New York. In 2015, Dr. Miraglia was recognized as a ";Leader in Continuing Education" by Dentistry Today Magazine.

Dr. Miraglia is married for almost 18 years now to his wife Lisa and they enjoy 3 beautiful children, Madison, Max and Molly.

Dr. Birdi received his dental degree from the University of Saskatchewan and his post-graduate specialty training in both periodontics and prosthodontics
from the University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow and Examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of both the American Board of Periodontology and the American Board of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Birdi is an adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia and the University of Minnesota, where he is involved in research projects and clinical trials. Dr. Birdi also lectures internationally on perio-prosthetic implant therapy.

Dr. Birdi is presently the director of the Pacific Institute for Advanced Dental Education which is a learning academy for fellow dentists. He practices at the BC Perio Dental Health & Implant Centres in Vancouver & Coquitlam. His practice focuses on comprehensive periodontal and prosthetic treatment with a major focus on esthetics and implant dentistry.

Professor of Periodontology at Stony Brook University, School of Dental Medicine and Professor (Prof. Dr. med. dent.) for Oral Surgery/Implant Dentistry
in Frankfurt/Germany; Fully trained in Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery in Germany and NY; Board Certified in Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry in Germany; Diplomate by the American Board of Periodontology; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Stony Brook University (2012-2014); Professor at the Univ. of Rochester/NY (2007-2012); Professor and Director of Laser Sciences at NYU (2004-2007); Fellow of the American Association for Dental Research, the Academy of Osseointegration, Int. College of Dentists, ICOI, ITI Foundation, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Int. Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics. Editorial Board Membership in various peer-reviewed journals; more than 300 publications, 4 books; over 500 presentations worldwide; International scientific collaborations and teaching activities globally; lecturer in more than 50 countries; T.H. Maiman Award Recipient for best
Laser Research 2016 by the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Baldwin Marchack is a 1971 graduate of the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. In 1989 he received his MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. Dr Marchack is a Fellow of the Amer can College of Dentists, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is a member of the Academy of Prosthodontics, the International College of Prosthodontists and the Academy of Osseointegration, and he is past-president of the American Prosthodontic Society, past-president of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics, past-president of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and past-president of the Osseointegration Study Club of Southern California. Dr Marchack is an Honorary Member of the American College of Prosthodontists. He serves on the Board of Councilors of the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, and is President of the Executive Council for the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry (IFED). Dr Marchack is the Course Director for the USC Comprehensive Surgical and Restorative Implant Dentistry Training Program in Shenzhen, China and course director for the USC Comprehensive Surgical and Restorative Implant Dentistry Training Program in Hong Kong. He is currently the Chair of the Editorial Council for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, and he maintains a private practice in Pasadena, California.

Dr. Sanda Moldovan is a practicing periodontist and nutritionist in Beverly Hills, California, and Manhattan in New York City. She has performed live
dental-implant surgeries for the CBS network’s renowned TV show The Doctors and continues to inform the public and restorative dentists about the
advancements in dental implants and nutrition, using different platforms such as radio, TV, and social media. With a firm belief in health from the inside
out, Dr. Moldovan believes health issues that manifest in the mouth are key indicators for one’s overall health.


Diane graduated from the West Los Angeles College dental hygiene program in 1981. Her career in dental hygiene has embraced working in
private practice and teaching advanced instrumentation techniques at USC, Cerritos College and currently at West Coast University. She is an international speaker and is also the published author of Reinforced Periodontal Instrumentation and Ergonomics for the Dental
Care Provider.

Diane is a CE Provider for the CA Dental Board and conducts seminars and hands-on workshops to help dental professionals learn how to practice more efficiently and ergonomically safe to ensure career longevity.

Susan Wingrove, RDH, BS, dynamic innovator, writer, International speaker, & 2016 Sunstar RDH Award of Distinction recipient. Co-designer of the Wingrove Titanium Implant Set, ACE probes, & Queen of Hearts instruments (PDT, Inc.) Susan is member of the American Dental Hygienist’s Association, International Federation of Dental Hygienists, Western Society of Periodontology, & Academy of Osseointegration.

Published author for multiple journals, ACP Clinical Practice Guidelines Scientific Panel,
as well as current textbook: Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist: Clinical Guide to
Maintenance and Disease Complications, Wiley / Blackwell. Sisam resides in Missoula, MT.

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