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Aldo Leopardi, BDS, DDS, MS

 

     Researcher

     Author

     Private Practice Limited to Implant, Fixed and

     Removable Prosthodontics

 

Dr. Aldo Leopardi received his undergraduate dental degree from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1984 and his MS degree in combined fixed, removable and implant Prosthodontics, at the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, in 1993.  At Chapel Hill, he also taught Fixed Prosthodontics as a Clinical Assistant Professor.  In 1996, he joined the Prosthodontic faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), Michigan.  After 15 years of combined academic and dental practice, Dr. Leopardi resumed private practice limited to implant, fixed and removable Prosthodontics in Denver, Colorado. Today he lectures nationally on subjects involving fixed, removable and implant dentistry, and is involved in clinical research. He is also the founder and President of the Denver Implant Study Club.

Ziv Mazor, DMD

 

     Instructor

     Author

     Researcher

 

Dr. Mazor is a leading Israeli periodontist. He graduated the periodontal department of Hadassah school for dental medicine-Jerusalem Israel where he served as clinical instructor and lecturer for undergraduate and postgraduate dental students. Dr Mazor maintains private practice limited to periodontal and implant dentistry in Raanana , Israel. Since 1993 Dr Mazor is engaged in clinical research in the field of Bone Augmentation and Sinus Floor Elevation . He is a well published author on these subjects and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally. Dr Mazor conducts and moderates advanced implant courses and workshops details in www.handsoncourse.com. Dr mazor is the past president of the Israeli Periodontal Society and is currently the president elect of the Israeli Association of Oral Implants.

Robert J. Miller, DDS, FACD, DABOI

 

     Instructor

     Author

     Private Practice

 

Dr. Miller received his B.A. from New York University and M.A. from Hofstra University, both in biology. He graduated with honors from New York University College of Dentistry where he received the International College of Dentists Award for clinical excellence and then completed his residency at Flushing Medical Center in New York City. He is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, serves on the executive board of the Society for Oral Laser Applications. He is also Chairman of the Department of Oral Implantology at the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic in Palm Beach, Florida, Director of The Center for Advanced Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry in Delray Beach, Florida, and Co-Director of the Pacific Implant Institute International.

Edward Mills, DDS

 

     Instructor

     Author

     Private Practice

 

Dr. Mills is the founder of the Atlanta Center for Restorative Dentistry. A graduate of Emory University in 1980, he has lectured extensively throughout the world on state-of-the-art restorative techniques. Dr. Mills is a fellow as well as the 2003 president of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a diplomat at the Board of Oral Implantology. He is also the founder and current director of the Atlanta Institute for Advanced Education.  Additionally, he is the current director of the Maximus 390-hour Comprehensive Dental Implant Training Program, considered to be among the top continuing educational programs in dentistry and is also director of a three year hospital-based dental implant residency program at Emory Adventist Hospital.  Dr. Mills has lectured nationally and internationally on implant surgery and prosthetics and has helped train over 1000 dentists who have graduated his program.

Peter K. Moy, D.M.D.

 

     Clinical Professor

     Author

     Private Practice

 

Dr. Moy is a clinical professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the Division of Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry. A sought-after lecturer on implant surgical concepts in national and international forums, Dr. Moy has played a major role in the advancement of the dental implant field. He has published on the subject of computer-guided implant surgery and established risk factors for dental implant success. He received his degree in dentistry from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Dental Medicine in 1973, completed a general practice residency program at Queen's Medical College in 1979 and received a certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1982. Dr. Moy has held faculty positions at the UCLA School of Dentistry since 1982. He was appointed co-director of the UCLA Dental Implant Center in 1991. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and is active in several professional organizations, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Moy is the immediate past president of the Academy of Osseointegration, a leading scientific group in the field of dental implants.

Michael Pikos, DDS

 

     Adjunct Professor

     Instructor

     Author

     Private Practice, Limited to Implant

     Surgical Reconstruction

 

Dr. Pikos graduated from The Ohio State University Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and also with honors from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Pikos completed an internship at Miami Valley Hospital and residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Montefiore Hospital. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. He is also a Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Pikos is on the Editorial Board of Implant Dentistry, Case Reports in Dentistry, and the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. He is the Scientific Advisor on Implants for the Kois Center and  the founder of the Pikos Implant Institute where he has been teaching a continuum of Bone and Soft Tissue Grafting along with CT technology since 1991. Dr. Pikos maintains a private practice in Palm Harbor, Florida that is limited exclusively to implant surgical reconstruction. Dr. Pikos is founder and CEO of the Pikos Institute. Since 1990 he has been teaching advanced bone and soft tissue grafting courses with alumni that now number more than 3000 from all 50 states and 32 countries. Dr. Pikos maintains a private practice which is limited exclusively to implant surgery in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Nelson R. Pinto, DDS

 

     Professor

     Instructor

     Researcher

     Author

     Private Practice

 

Dr. Nelson R. Pinto is the founder and Chairman of the Research Center for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine in Concepcion, Chile, where for the past thirty years he maintained an active private practice specializing in Advance Oral Implantology. Currently, Dr. Pinto is Visiting Professor at the Department of Oral Health Sciences and Periodontology, University Hospitals Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium and Professor at the Universidad de los Andes , Santiago , Chile, Graduate School of Implantology and Peridodontics. He is a leading expert in L-PRF, soft and hard tissue regeneration and wound healing. Among his many accomplishments, are his awards for Best Oral Research Presentation at the 4th Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies and his “Contribution to Clinical or Preclinical Research” at the Journal of Wound Care/World Union of Wound Healing Societies.

Marc Quirynen, DDS, PhD

 

     Professor

     Researcher

     Author

 

Professor Dr. Marc Quirynen received his dental degree in 1980,  his education and training in periodontology in 1984, and his PhD in 1986 all from the Catholic University of Leuven. In 1990 he was appointed Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Leuven where he teaches periodontology and anatomy. His research focus has been in oral microbiology investigating the influence of surface characteristics on bacterial adhesion and the effect of antiseptics, oral malodor, simplification and optimization of periodontal therapy including implant surgery. He has published more than 300 articles in international peer-reviewed journals including, the Journal of Clinical Periodontology where he is Associate Editor, the Clinical Oral implants Research, the Journal of Dental Research, and the Periodontal Practice Today and Parodontologie.

Antonio Sanz Ruiz, DDS

 

     Professor

     Researcher

     Author

     Private Practice

 

Dr. Sanz is a Bioesthetic Periodontist. He received  his dental and periodontal specialty degrees from the University of Chile, and subsequent postgraduate degrees from Complutense University, School of Medicine, Madrid, Spain  and the Oral Biosthetic International Foundation. As an academician, he is Chief Professor, graduate program, Oral Implantology,  University of Chile and Professor of Periodontics, graduate program, Oral Implantology, University Mayor, Chile. He is also the Chief  Professor of the  Oral Implantology  and Periodontics graduate programs, University of the Andes, Chile and a faculty member of the OBI Foundation. As  an author, he has written several chapters in implant-related texts and is the author or co-author of more than 20 articles. His lectures are given on an  international basis, and his professional affiliations include serving as the Past President and current  Scientific  Director of  the  Chilean Periodontal Society. Dr. Sans maintains a private practice in Santiago, Chile.

Anthony G. Sclar, DMD

 

     Adjunct Professor

     Author

     Private Practice

 

Dr. Sclar graduated from the University of  Florida College of Dentistry and subsequently completed; an internship in hospital dentistry, a fellowship program in Medical Anesthesiology and his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency training  at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital and additional general and plastic surgery training at Central Medical Center, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has maintained an oral surgery and implant dentistry  practice in South Miami, Florida since 1989. Dr. Sclar founded the Sclar Center for Advanced Implant Dentistry Learning which hosts the highly regarded Master's Series of Advanced Implant Dentistry Immersion Courses for his colleagues.  Dr. Sclar co-edited a surgical atlas entitled: Soft Tissue Esthetic Procedures for Teeth and Implants and authored what has become a hallmark, multilanguage textbook entitled; Soft Tissue and Esthetic Considerations in Implant Therapy. He previously served on the JOMS editorial board and currently serves on the AAOMS Parameters of Care Committee on Cranial Facial and Dental Implant Surgery. He is an adjunct professor in the department of OMFS at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine and currently serves as a regular reviewer for several scientific journals including; JOMS, JOMI, IJPRD and Clinical Advances in Periodontics (CAP).

Jamil Awad Shibli, DDS, MSc, PhD

 

     Professor

     Author

     Researcher

 

Prof. Shibli received his PhD and Master degree in Periodontology in 2003 and 2000 respectively evaluating Peri-implant diseases and microbiology composition of these lesions in both pre-clinical and clinical studies. He also spent a PhD period at the Department of Oral Biology, SUNY at Buffalo, NY, USA and Department of Oral Pathology in University of Chieti, Italy. He is Professor and Head of Oral Implantology, Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Dental Research Division, Guarulhos University, SP, Brazil. His research is focused, but not limited to, Oral Implantology and Periodontology mainly with Peri-implant diseases, Guided Bone Regeneration, Growth Factors, Implant Surface Topographies, Dental Lasers, Digital Workflow and RCT. He is currently a reviewer of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, Clinical Oral Implants Research, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Journal of Periodontology, Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, Journal of Periodontal Research, PlosOne, Journal of Biomedical Material Research, part B: applied Biomaterials, BioMed Res International. He also is on the editorial board of the Journal of International Academy of Periodontology, BioMed Res International, Case Reports in Dentistry and Brazilian Oral Research. Prof. Shibli was ranked as one of the top 20 authors that have published in the Oral Implantology Field according the Tarazona et al. Clin Oral Implants Res 2016 doi.:10.1111/clr.12891

Stephen Wallace, DDS

 

     Associate Professor

     Author

     Private Practice Periodontics, Bone

     Regeneration and Implant Dentistry

 

Dr.Wallace is a graduate of Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry with a Certificate in Periodontics. He has been on the faculty of the New York University Department of Implant Dentistry as an Associate Professor. He is a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Wallace’s time at New York University is divided between clinical teaching and human clinical and histologic research. He has helped develop the world’s largest data base on sinus augmentation surgery and has performed research studies on products from the world’s leading manufacturers of implants and bone regenerative materials.  He is the author of an evidence-based review of the sinus augmentation procedure published in the Annals of Periodontology as well over 25 journal articles and textbook chapters. He is co-editor of a text book on sinus elevation surgery recently published in Italy. In addition to his faculty appointment, Dr. Wallace maintains a practice for Periodontics, bone regeneration and implant dentistry in Connecticut.

Homa H. Zadeh, DDS, PhD

 

     Associate Professor

     Researcher

     Author

     Private Practice Limited to Periodontology

 

Dr. Zadeh is an Associate Professor at the USC School of Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He received his doctor of dental surgery degree from USC School of Dentistry in 1987. He has also completed advanced clinical education in Periodontology and earned a PhD degree in immunology from the University of Connecticut, Schools of Dental Medicine and Medicine. Dr. Zadeh directs the Laboratory for Immunoregulation and Tissue Engineering (LITE), funded by the National Institutes of Health. He has extensive publication track record and serves as editorial reviewer for several international scientific journals. He also serves on an advisory panel to the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Zadeh is the Director of the USC Periodontal and Implant Symposium, and the USC Comprehensive Surgical and Restorative Implant Training Program. He also maintains a part-time private practice limited to Periodontology in Southern California.

Aldo Leopardi

Ziv Mazor

Robert J. Miller

Edward Mills

Peter K. Moy

Michael Pikos

Nelson Pinto

Marc Quirynen

Antonio Sanz

Anthony Sclar

Jamil Shibli

Stephen Wallace

Homa Zadeh

David Dohan Ehrenfest, DDS, MS, PhD

 

     Researcher

     Author

     Private Practice

 

After his studies in Paris University (DDS, MS, PhD and Habilitation), Dr. David Dohan Ehrenfest worked at the University of Paris, France, the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and the University Federico 2 of Naples, Italy. He is the author of more than 200 national and internationally published articles in the fields of periodontology and implant dentistry. Dr. David Dohan Ehrenfest is the Editor-in-chief of the international POSEIDO Journal (Periodontology, Oral Surgery, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry Open). His centers of interest are particularly the various applications of platelet concentrates (platelet-rich fibrin PRF, platelet-rich plasma PRP, etc.), and the development of new dental implant surfaces, dental implant design and bio-materials.

David Dohan Ehrenfest

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Alvaro Farnos, DDS

 

     Professor

     Researcher

     Private Practice

 

Dr. Farnos earned his Dental Degree at the University of Murcia, Spain in 1997 and in 1999 began postgraduate studies at Loma Linda University (L.L.U). where he first completed a program in Implant Dentistry before starting the 3-year residency at the Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry.. Over the years he has taught implant dentistry in several universities internationally. Dr. Farnos is a former professor at L.L.U, California, as well as at The University of San Pablo C.E.U. Madrid, Spain, The Egas Moniz University, Lisbon, Portugal and The King Juan Carlos University in Madrid, Spain. His private practice in Murcia is exclusively dedicated to implant dentistry.

Alvaro Farnos

Guerino Caso, MD

 

     Professor

     Author

     Private Practice, Limited to Implant

     Surgical Reconstruction

 

Dr. Caso is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Professor at the University of Cagliari, Italy.   He received his Master of Implantology from the University of Chieti, Italy and graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the Second University of Naples specializing in Maxillofacial Surgery at the Federico II University of Naples. He attended a two-year specialization course in advanced implant surgery at the Claude Bernard University of Lyon, where he still holds an annual cadaver dissection course. Dr. Caso is a prolific author, credited with numerous publications in the surgical-dental implant field. Dr. Caso is an active member of SICOI and SIO. He maintains a private practice limited to dental implant reconstructive surgery.

Guerino Caso

Antonio Barone

Antonio Barone, DDS, PhD, MSc

 

     Chairman

     Professor

     Author

     Researcher

 

Professor Barone, originally from Naples, Italy, graduated in odontology from the University of Napoli and received his  Oral Surgery degree from the University of Buffalo. Currently he resides in Geneva, Switzerland, where is Chairman and Professor, of the Unit of Oral Surgery and Implantology, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Barone is European Master in Oral Medicine and Surgery at the University of Toulouse, France, Vice-President of the European Federation of the Societies of Oral Surgery (EFOSS), President of the Italian Society of Oral Surgery and Implantology (SICOI), Professor at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of the State of New York, Buffalo, USA and Professor at the Department of Periodontology at the University of the State of New York, Stony Brook, USA.

Joao Carames DDS, PhD, MSc

 

     Chariman

     Professor

     Researcher

     Author

     Lecturer

 

Professor Joao Carames is a Full Professor and Chairman of the Oral Surgery and Implant Department at Lisbon University School of Dental Medicine (FMDUL). He currently is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. He is Director and Founder of the Implantology Institute in Lisbon. He currently is President elect of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Dental Association (OMD) and is Principal Investigator on Dental Implants at the Oral and Biomedical Research Unit of the Lisbon University School of Dental Medicine (UICOB/FMDUL). Dr. Carames is published and lectures extensively on a national and international level. His private practice is focused on Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry.

Joao Carames

Vincenzo Bucci Sabattini MD, DDS

 

     Professor

     Researcher

     Author

     Lecturer

     Private Practice

 

Dr. Sabattini received his M.D. degree from the University of Milan, Italy in 1980. He has focused his research and clinical practice on dental implants, and he is a visiting professor at the Department of Oral Surgery of the University of Pavia, Italy. Dr. Bucci Sabattini is the director of the Centro Diag nostico Chirugico Magentino in Magenta, Italy. His textbook, "New Frontiers in Immediate Loading”, is considered by many to be a landmark publication on the subject. Dr. Sabattini also maintains a private practice in Magenta, Italy specializing in full arch dental implant rehabilitation.

Vincenzo Bucci Sabattini

Aziz Constantino, DDS

 

     Professor

     Lecturer

     Researcher

     Author

     Private Practice

 

Dr. Constantino received his MSc. in Dentistry and PHD program in Bio-Materials. He was Professor at the Sao Francisco University in the Oral Implantology Program from 1993 to 2000. Dr. Aziz was President of Associação Paulista de Implantologia Oral in 1996 to1998, member of the Editorial Board of Implant News Journal in Brasil and member of the International Relations Committee at the Academy of Osseointegration. He is also an Active member of the Academy of Osseointegration and the European Association of Oral Implantology. Since 1983 he maintains a private practice specializing in Implant Dentistry and is currently working as an Invited Professor at the Universidade De Taubate, Universidade Paulista, and the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

Aziz Constantino

Thierry M. Giorno, DDS

 

     Research & Development

     Lecturer

 

Dr. Thierry Giorno received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Nice University, School of Odontology. He completed his Post Graduate work in Implantology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Maxi Course in Implantology at the Medical College of Georgia. His private practices, specializing in implantology, were subsequently established in Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco and in Nice, France. Dr. Giorno currently serves as Intra-Locks’ Director of Research and Development. He is an AAID Associate Fellow and has lectured extensively on the subjects of biomechanics, implant science and implant clinical applications at the University of Nice, University of Lyon, University of Paris, and numerous scientific societies in France, Italy, Spain, Korea, Thailand, China, Brazil, the United States and other venues throughout the world.

Thierry M. Giorno

Robert Horowitz, DDS

 

     Clinical Assistant Professor

     Author

     Researcher

     Private Practice

     Periodontics

 

Dr. Horowitz graduated from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1982 having concentrated in periodontics and fixed prosthodontics. He completed a 2 year fellowship program in Implant Surgery at New York University concentrating in bone grafting procedures. Dr. Horowitz has been a Clinical Assistant Professor in Implant Dentistry at New York University, where he teaches and conducts research in bone grafting. Dr. Horowitz has lectured, coordinated and participated in research projects and published in the leading dental journals nationally and internationally. He is currently on faculty at The NYU College of Dentistry in the Departments of Periodontics, Implant Dentistry and Oral Surgery. He has performed and continues to perform research in bone grafting, regrowth of gum and bone tissue around teeth, extraction socket healing and the placement of dental implants in areas of limited available bone. His current research includes prospective, multi-center, international studies on a number of bone replacement materials.

Robert Horowitz

Jennifer Hirsch Doobrow, DMD, FICD

 

      Lecturer

      Author

      General Chair

      Private Practice

      Periodontics

 

Dr. Doobrow, a Board Certified Periodontist, earned her DMD at the Medical University of South Carolina  and received her certification in Periodontics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  She serves as a faculty member for the Pikos Institute, was the General Chair for the Gulf Coast Dental Conference and is the 2017-2018 Chair of the Leadership Council for the UAB School of Dentistry. Dr. Doobrow is also on the Executive Council and serves as the Corporate Advisory Chair for the Southern Academy of Periodontology and sits on several committees for the American Academy of Periodontology.  She holds Past-President positions in the Alabama Society of Periodontists and the Wilson Chenault Dental Study Club. Most recently, Dr. Doobrow was selected as one of the Top 10 Young Educators in America for 2017 by The Seattle Study Club.  She lectures and authors many on the subjects of dental implants and periodontal regenerative therapies. Dr. Doobrow maintains a private practice in located in Cullman, Alabama.

Jennifer Hirsch Doobrow

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