Lynn Atkinson RDH
Lynn Atkinson has been a registered dental hygienist for 30 years. She graduated from Cypress College with a degree in dental hygiene in 1989 and was fortunate enough to be a part of several dental teams that incorporated state-of-the-art technology. Since her initial training and certification in dental lasers in 1996, Lynn has been actively applying the use of dental lasers in hygiene on a daily basis. Lynn went on to achieve the Standard Proficiency Certification through the Academy of Laser Dentistry in 2013 and the Advanced Proficiency Certification Parts I and II in 2019.
Lynn is currently practicing four days a week and is training doctors, hygienists and team members on the use of lasers along with strategies to incorporate dental lasers into their protocol. She has a true passion for dental lasers due to the exceptional results that she has observed over the years. Lynn is an active member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the American Dental Hygiene Association and is a Hygiene Member on the Biolase Advisory Board.
Lynn is married, has four children in college and lives in Torrance, where she was born and raised.
- Learn techniques and protocols using the Diode laser on the periodontal patient for more predictable outcomes.
- Develop strategies to incorporate lasers into a productive hygiene appointment.
- Understand the consistent and uniform verbiage for all team members.
Oded Bahat, BDS, MSD
Dr. Bahat graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Medicine and Dentistry in South Africa in 1977. He received his specialty degree in Periodontology and his MSD from the University of Washington in 1981. He has been a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 1986. He was the chairman and director of the Post Doctorate Periodontics at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, California from 1983 to 1987. He lectured extensively nationally and internationally on many surgical topics primarily related to surgical reconstruction of bone, soft tissue and implant reconstruction. He has published over 50 scientific articles and has edited multiple chapters in various textbooks. He is on the review board of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants as well as The Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research. He is currently in a private practice limited to surgical reconstruction implant surgery and periodontics in Beverly Hills, California. In 2018, Dr. Bahat was the recipient of the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology. In June of 2019, Dr. Bahat was the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Periodontics, California Society of Periodontics.
Daniele Cardaropoli, DDS
Daniele Cardaropoli received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (graduated cum laude) and certificate in periodontology at the University of Torino Dental School, Italy. He is an active member of the Italian Society of Periodontology (SIdP), the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), the Italian Academy of Osseointegration (IAO) and of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO). He is also an international member of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), the scientific director of PROED (Institute for Professional Education in Dentistry, Torino, Italy) and the director of the Oral Implantology Department at the “Sedes Sapientae” Clinic in Torino. Dr. Cardaropoli is enrolled in the “Harvard Longitudinal Course in Periodontology and Implantology” at the Harvard Dental School and in the post-graduate course “Excellence in Biomechanics” at the University of Siena.
Dr. Cardaropoli was the winner of the “Henry M. Goldman” Award for Clinical Research at the 11th National SIdP Congress and the National Award in Clinical Orthodontics at the 18th International SIDO Congress.
He is a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and he is a reviewer for American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, the Journal of Periodontology, and the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.
He is a frequently invited speaker in national and international scientific meetings, and he has lectured in Italy, Europe, America, Asia and Australia. He presented the results of clinical investigations at the 11th SIdP International Congress in Florence, at Europerio 4 in Berlin, Europerio 5 in Madrid and Europerio 7 in Vienna, at the 89th AAP Annual Meeting in San Francisco and at the 90th AAP Annual Meeting in Orlando, at Osteology 2007 in Monaco and at Osteology 2011 in Cannes, at the EAO 2012 Congress in Copenhagen, at the EAO 2013 Congress in Dublin, at the EAO 2014 Congress in Rome and EAO 2015 Congress in Stockholm, at the AO 2014 Annual Meeting in Seattle, at the AO 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando and at the EAO 2017 Congress in Madrid.
He is the author of several articles published in peer-reviewed international journals, focused on his interests in periodontology, implant dentistry, bone regeneration and ortho-perio interdisciplinary treatment. Dr. Cardaropoli currently runs a private practice in Torino, Italy.
Stephen J Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
Dr. Chu received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his Master of Science degree in restorative dentistry and completed the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at the University of Washington, in Seattle. Dr. Chu subsequently became a Board Certified dental technician in ceramics and obtained a master’s degree in dental technology from the New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD). He is the former director of the continuing education program in advanced aesthetic dentistry at NYUCD. He is currently an associate clinical professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and is the director of aesthetic education at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.
Fereidoun Daftary, DDS, MSD
Dr. Daftary received his DDS from the National University of Iran and has completed post-doctoral training in prosthodontics at Boston University (BU). He has held a position as an assistant professor at New York University (NYU) and was associate professor and chair of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry from 1982 to 1992. Dr. Daftary has lectured nationally and internationally on the topics of aesthetics and implant prosthodontics. He is a pioneer in the field of implant dentistry and has developed and patented more than 20 devices, which have been utilized in the development of hundreds of products commonly used in implant dentistry, including the Anatomic Abutment, Bio-Esthetic System and the AIS Implant System. He also has numerous publications on different topics in prosthodontics. Dr. Daftary is a member of multiple national and local dental organizations. He is currently in private practice limited to prosthodontics in Woodland Hills, CA.
Marcelo Freire, DDS, PhD, DMS
Dr. Marcelo Freire is an associate professor of the Genomic Medicine and Infectious Disease Department at the J. Craig Venter Institute. He is also an adjunct professor of infectious diseases for the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. He received his clinical DDS from the University of Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He later received his PhD in craniofacial biology, focusing on immune engineering for tissue regeneration, from USC. He completed his Certificate in Periodontology and Doctor of Medical Sciences in oral biology from Harvard University. He completed postdoctoral research training in immunology at the Forsyth Institute and was the award winner of the Balint Orban Memorial Award from the Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Freire previously served as a faculty member at Harvard and the Forsyth Institute and is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
As both a scientist and clinician, Dr. Freire’s research focuses on the role of the human microbiome in modulating chronic inflammation. His current NIH-funded research program focuses on finding immune signals that are common to oral and systemic chronic inflammation present in diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and periodontal diseases. By learning from complex host-microbial interactions, Dr. Freire’s team is shedding light on novel diagnostics for chronic inflammation and novel therapeutics in tissue regeneration. Currently, Dr. Freire serves as the president of the Clinical and Translational Science Network of the International Association for Dental Research.
Shahram Ghanaati, MD, DMD, PhD, FEBOMFS
Dr. Shahram Ghanaati has a triple doctorate in medicine, dentistry and science (MD, DMD, PhD) from Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt. Germany. He has a degree of Specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery and is leading the Head and Neck Oncology section at the University Cancer Center, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt. He is an associate professor at the Clinic of Oral, Cranio-Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery and a faculty member at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt. He is the chief senior physician and deputy director of the clinic. Dr. Ghanaati is experienced with oncological plastic reconstructive surgery and implant surgery for head and neck cancer patients and carries out clinical teaching and histological research. He is an international speaker and lectures extensively on understanding tissue regeneration, the inflammatory pattern during biomaterial-based tissue regeneration and the use of PRF in dentistry and maxillofacial surgery. He has published over 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals and achieved an H-index of 20 (Web of Science) together with more than 250 impact points and a series of translational studies (preclinical and clinical) with special focus on biomaterial-related cellular reaction and regeneration capacity. He has extensively studied the inflammatory pattern and regeneration capacity of biomaterials with respect to different physio-chemical properties. He has performed research and accompanied the development of over 10 biomaterials from bench to clinic and received 510(k) in the United States for developing a biomaterial-based technique for extraoral skin regeneration. Dr. Ghanaati is a spokesperson of the German chapter of YSF (Young Scientist Forum) of the ESB (European Society for Biomaterials) and has received the Isiah Lew Memorial research award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in recognition of his important contribution to research in dental implantology. Presently, he is a research consultant for the world’s leading manufacturer of biomaterials.
Alfonso Gil, DDS, MS, PhD
- Alfonso Gil obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, with highest honors, from the University of the Basque Country (2008-2013).
- He obtained his Master of Science degree and advanced periodontology-implantology certificate from the University of Southern California (USC) (2013-2016), where he received a scholarship from Proclinic Dental Company for his research project on soft tissue augmentation.
- He obtained a certificate in advanced surgical implant dentistry from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) (2016-2017).
- He became board certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 2017 and currently maintains his diplomate status.
- He is now attending the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Zurich, where he will receive five years of post-graduate education in fixed and removable prosthodontics and dental material sciences.
- He obtained his PhD, with highest honor, at the University International of Catalunya in November 2019 with the doctoral thesis project “Three-dimensional volumetric analysis of root coverage and gingival volume gain of multiple recession-type defects treated by Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access (VISTA).”
- His research focuses on the treatment of peri-implant diseases, soft tissue augmentation of teeth, and implants and fixed prosthodontics.
Jack Goldberg, DDS, MS
Dr. Goldberg was born and raised in Mexico City, where he received his dental degree from the Technological University of Mexico in 2011. Determined to advance his knowledge in the field of oral rehabilitation, aesthetics and implant therapy, Dr. Goldberg continued at the University of Southern California (USC) Ostrow School of Dentistry with a three year full-time residency in advanced prosthodontics, where he was awarded prosthodontics certification. Dr. Goldberg developed an exceptional interest in the field of orofacial pain and oral medicine, and he was offered the opportunity to pursue a 3-year master’s degree program in this field at USC, graduating in 2015. Dr. Goldberg’s continuous effort to achieve excellence earned him the highly regarded ITI scholarship with the opportunity to complete a 1-year fellowship program in implant dentistry at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Goldberg has authored multiple articles, published in international journals and lectured internationally on topics of interdisciplinary treatment planning, aesthetics and full-mouth rehabilitations. Presently, he is in full time private practice in Mexico City, Mexico.
Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, BA, MS
Maria graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Hygiene and is the recipient of the 1999 University of Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Alumni Achievement Award. She is also a 2003 winner of the Pfizer/ADHA Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene and the 2011 Alfred C. Fones Award. She was awarded the first ever “2016 Distinction in Service Award” from the International Federation of Dental Hygienists in June of that year and the 2016 Presidential Citation in 2018 from ADHA. She earned her BA in health services administration from Saint Mary’s College and an MS in health science from San Francisco State University. Maria is a graduate of the 2004-2006 fellowship of the California Health Care Foundation’s (CHCF) Health Care Leadership Program, administered by the Center for Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the owner of Seminars for Women’s Health and Sex Based Medicine, whose goal is to educate professionals about the differences in health and disease between men and women, communication styles and the link between oral and general health.
As a noted researcher, author and speaker, Maria has presented seminars nationally and internationally on topics such as women’s health and wellness, cancers and oral care for the cancer patient, oral cancer, enamel therapy, and immunology and periodontal disease. She is a member of the Oral Cancer Foundation Registered Dental Hygienist Advisory Board. Maria was a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Smoking Cessation Leadership Center. She conducted research with the late Dr. Margaret Walsh on smokeless tobacco at the University of California, San Francisco.
Maria is co-editor of the textbook “Dental Hygiene – Applications to Clinical Practice.” Maria is co-founder of the International Dental Hygiene Educator’s Forum (IDHEF), which had its fifth meeting in Australia in 2019. Maria served as the 1997-1998 President of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), served on an advisory panel to develop “The Future of Dental Hygiene Report” and was the president of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) 2010-2013.
Cary Goldstein, DMD
Dr. Goldstein is the current president of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and a prosthodontic graduate from USC. He has been an educator, writer and speaker for over 30 years. Aesthetic dentistry is his passion and is incorporated into every aspect of his practice. He wrote “Imaging In Esthetic Dentistry,” and has trained dentists, hygienists and assistants worldwide how to incorporate his techniques into their offices.
Ronald Jung, DMD, PhD
Ronald Jung is trained in oral surgery, prosthodontics and implant therapy. He is currently in the head division of the Implantology Center of Dental Medicine, Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Science at the of the University of Zürich.
In 2006, he worked as visiting associate professor at the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA (Chairman: Dr. D. Cochran). In 2008, he finalized his “Habilitation“ (venia legendi) in dental medicine and was appointed at the University of Zürich.
In 2011, he received his doctorate degree of the University of Amsterdam, ACTA dental school, Netherlands.
In 2013, he worked as visiting associate professor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, USA.
In 2015, he was promoted to full Professorship for implantology at the University of Zürich.
He is an accomplished and internationally renowned lecturer and researcher, best known for his work in the field of hard and soft tissue management and his research on new technologies in implant dentistry.
He is currently secretary general of the EAO, president of the Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry and a member of the board of directors of the Osteology Foundation.
Krebsbach, DDS, PhD
Dr. Paul Krebsbach was appointed dean of the UCLA School of Dentistry on June 30, 2016. He also holds a professor appointment in the school’s Section of Periodontics. Prior to his appointment at UCLA, he was a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan for 20 years. He was the Roy H. Roberts professor of dentistry and a professor of biomedical engineering. He also served as chair of the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences and Division of Prosthodontics for over 10 years.
Dr. Krebsbach served on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research for 10 years. He currently is on the editorial boards of Bone Research, the Journal of Healthcare Leadership and the International Journal of Oral Science.
He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He was awarded the William J. Gies Award by the International Association for Dental Research/American Association for Dental Research, an Independent Scientist Award by the NIH and NIDCR and was also the recipient of the International Association for Dental Research’s 2010 Distinguished Scientist Award for Basic Research in Biological Mineralization. In 2016, he completed a one-year term as president of the AADR, and he is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research and the IADR.
Satish S. Kumar, DMD, MDS, MS
Dr. Kumar’s educational background includes advanced specialty training in periodontics, oral medicine, temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain, all at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dr. Kumar is a Board Certified specialist and is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the American Board of Oral Medicine and the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Kumar also has vast experience in teaching and mentoring dental students and residents since 2007. He currently serves as an Associate Professor and Director of Periodontics at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH), A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Prior to joining ASDOH, Dr. Kumar taught and provided patient care at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California and at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Kumar is a certified evidence reviewer by the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) where he also teaches the practice of applying best available clinical research evidence to patient care. He is an invited lecturer and provides continuing education courses in his areas of clinical expertise throughout the country. He has won several awards for his efforts in education as well as research, including the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), Foundation’s Educator Scholarship and AAP’s Balint Orban Memorial Award. Dr. Kumar has published about 60 original articles, reviews, critical summaries and book chapters. He serves as a peer reviewer for several leading academic journals. Dr. Kumar is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Western Society of Periodontology, the American Dental Association®, the Arizona Dental Association, the Central Arizona Dental Society and the American Dental Education Association. Dr. Kumar provides care of private patients on a part-time basis at Greater Phoenix Periodontics and Implants in Mesa, Arizona.
Jaime Lozada, DDS
Dr. Lozada is a professor and program director of the Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry where he also received his certificate in implant dentistry in 1987 and in prosthodontics in 1995. He has been a full-time faculty member for over 32 years and a program director for 25 years.
He currently has authored and coauthored 106 articles in refereed journals and has made multiple textbook contributions. His first article was published in 1986, and since then, he has published one or more articles every year.
He has also mentored a large number of graduate students and fellows in both their laboratory and clinical research projects and is listed as the principal investigator in 27 research protocols and as co-investigator in 29 additional protocols over his 32 years of service.
Dr. Lozada has participated in and directed high-quality research throughout his career with many innovations. Several of his publications introduced new clinical methods or provided new evidence related to implant dentistry with some being documented through awards presented by several professional organizations around the world.
In 2002, Dr. Lozada was the recipient of two Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Awards from the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. In 2010, he was awarded the Isaih Lew Memorial Research Award, presented by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Research Foundation for his contributions to research in implant dentistry, and in 2013, from the same organization, he was awarded the Gershkoff-Goldberg Memorial Award for his exceptional contributions and documented exemplary service to the field of implant dentistry.
Dr. Lozada has lectured nationally and internationally. He is a Board Certified diplomate of the American Board of Implant Dentistry, past president of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Oral Implantology, past president of the American Board of Dental Specialties, fellow of the American College of Dentists and current president of the American Board of Implant Dentistry.
Apolinar Madrigal, DDS
One of dentistry’s new talents, Dr. Madrigal is an expert photographer and international lecturer who operates dental practices in both California and Mexico. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is faculty for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), as well as AAID/MaxiCourse. Dr. Madrigal presents on myriad subjects including implant dentistry, clinical photography and minimally invasive veneers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Abu Dhabi, India and Brazil. With a focus on cosmetic and biomimetic dentistry, he believes that paying attention to the details is what separates good and great cases.
Seiko Min, DDS, PhD
Dr. Seiko Min is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery. He currently serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and as the director of the Periodontology Preceptorship Program. Dr. Min has completed post-doctoral periodontology training at USC Ostrow School of Dentistry, where he also earned the Master of Science degree in craniofacial biology. He had previously earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and PhD degree in bone biology at Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan. He has received prestigious awards from the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the Osteology Foundation. He has published many scientific papers and is an internationally renowned lecturer, best known for his work in the field of soft tissue management and his research on new technologies in periodontology and implant dentistry.
Julio Moreno, BDS, MS
Dr. Julio Moreno completed his dental education and earned his BDS degree at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (2015). Dr. Moreno completed his Advanced Education in Periodontology at the University of Southern California (USC), Ostrow School of Dentistry (2019). In addition, he achieved a Master of Science degree in Craniofacial Biology at USC. His thesis project was titled “Patient reported outcomes measures (PROMs) and analgesic use of three coronal advancement methods for the treatment of multiple gingival recession defects.” He is currently a resident in the Implant Periodontal-Prosthodontics Program at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.
Ady Palti, DDS, FICOI
Dr. Palti graduated from the University of Klausenburg, Romania in 1980. He is a visiting professor at NYU University, Taipei Medical University and Lasi University. He is also an associate clinical professor at Temple University. Ady Palti is the founder, former president and honorary member of the German Society of Oral Implantology (DGOI). He is the former ICOI president and current ICOI co-chairman and member of the Executive Committee. He has been lecturing at many International congresses for more than 35 years and has published many articles on experimental and clinical research. His main research fields are immediate implant placement and loading on implants, bone quantity and density, bone augmentation material, membranes and 3D computer navigation. He maintains two private practices in Germany, focusing on implant dentistry.
Shoko Sato, DDS, MS
Dr. Shoko Sato completed her dental education and earned her DDS degree at Showa University of Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Sato completed her Advanced Education in Periodontology at the University of Southern California (USC), Ostrow School of Dentistry (2014). In addition, she achieved a Master of Science degree in craniofacial biology at USC. Her thesis project was titled “Two-dimensional analysis of root coverage outcomes of three coronal advancement methods for the treatment of multiple gingival recession defects.” She is currently in full-time private practice limited to periodontology and implant surgery in Seattle, Washington.
Harold Slavkin, DDS
Harold C. Slavkin is presently professor and dean emeritus at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California (USC). In June 2014, he retired from USC after 46 years on the full-time academic faculty. Previously, he served as dean of the dental school (2000-2008). From 1995-2000, he served as the Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) within the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. One of the major accomplishments of his tenure at NIDCR was the completion of the first Surgeon General’s Report to focus exclusively on craniofacial and oral health, “Oral Health in America,” which was completed in May 2000.
Dr. Slavkin’s interests in health care policy, craniofacial genetics and developmental biology, biomaterials and tissue engineering are reflected in his 445 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 75 contributed chapters to various books in biomedical research. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) (now the National Academy of Medicine), a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a member of a number of scientific and dental organizations. He is the recipient of 10 honorary degrees, from Georgetown University, University of Connecticut, University of Maryland, Mercy Detroit University, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, University of Paris, University of Montreal, McGill University, A.T. Stills University, and Peking University. Presently, he serves as an elected board member for the Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health, the Center for Oral Health and the Liberty Foundation; each focuses on issues of equity for comprehensive K-12 education and health care/wellness. He and his wife, Lois, live in Marina del Rey, California.
Clark Stanford, DDS, PhD
Dr. Clark Stanford is dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, and UIC Distinguished Professor; he is the 44th person in the history of UIC to receive the Distinguished Professor designation. Previously, he was associate dean for Research and Professor of Prosthodontics at the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry. While Dr. Stanford had been at Iowa for 35 years, he is a native of the Chicagoland area, having grown up in Northbrook, IL.
Dr. Stanford received his BS in 1984, DDS (1987), Certificate in Prosthodontics and PhD in cell biology in 1992. He joined Iowa’s faculty that year. An accomplished researcher whose work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), private foundations, and industry, Dr. Stanford has focused his laboratory studies on osteoblastic gene expression and signaling pathways. He is the author of more than 28 book chapters, more than 150 published papers and more than 200 research and clinical presentations.
Dr. Stanford currently serves on several national and international committees, including the NIH/NIDCR Council, International Association for Dental Research, the Academy of Prosthodontics and the Academy of Osseointegration (AO). For the AO, he is on the executive board and president-elect.
He was a member of the board of the American College of Prosthodontists and is currently chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias. Dr. Stanford is a member of the American and International Associations for Dental Research, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, the American Dental Association, the American Society for Cell Biology and the Orthopedic Research Society. He is a fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics, the International Team for Oral Implantology, the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Institute of Medicine of Chicago.
Dr. Stanford has won 15 teaching awards. He treats patients for complex rehabilitation, with an emphasis in craniofacial anomalies, at the UIC College of Dentistry. The 17th Dean in the UIC College of Dentistry’s history, Dr. Stanford assumed his duties October 1, 2014.
Dr. Senichi Suzuki DDS, PhD
Dr. Suzuki is the current 2019-2020 president of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), which is the largest international academy in the field of implant dentistry. He has earned his doctoral dental surgery (DDS) and PhD degree at Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan. He is the author of multiple textbooks in immediate loading, published by Quintessence, available both in Japanese and English. He has special expertise in photofunctionalization of implants to enhance osseointegration, in particular for immediate loading. Dr. Suzuki practices dentistry with a focus on implant dentistry in Tokyo, Japan.
Paul Weigl, DDS
Dr. Paul Weigl graduated from the University of Munich Dental School in 1989. Since 1992, he has worked as an assistant professor and director of preclinical studies for the Department of Prosthodontics of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main. Dr. Weigl has special focus in the field of prosthetics on implants. He is also a senior specialist at the Dept of Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry, University of Frankfurt. Additionally, he runs an R&D project to develop a fully automatic working CAD/CAM process to manufacture complete crowns and bridges and to develop a new fs-laser based device for diagnosis and minimally-invasive therapy of caries.
Homa H. Zadeh, DDS, PhD
Dr. Homa Zadeh is an internationally renowned periodontist recognized for his clinical and scientific expertise. Dr. Zadeh is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery. He has served as tenured associate professor of post-doctoral periodontology (2012 to 2019), as well as the chair of the Periodontology Section (2003-2006), at USC Ostrow School of Dentistry. Dr. Zadeh graduated from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a BS degree, followed by Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from USC Ostrow School of Dentistry. He completed post-doctoral clinical training in periodontology, as well as a PhD degree in immunology, at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) School of Dental Medicine and School of Medicine respectively. Dr. Zadeh has lectured nationally and internationally in over 30 countries at prestigious conferences on topics ranging from aesthetics to minimally-invasive periodontal and implant surgery, as well as tissue engineering.
Dr. Zadeh served as president of the Western Society of Periodontology (WSP) in 2017, which is the largest regional periodontology society, spanning the 16 western U.S. states and Canadian provinces.
Dr. Zadeh is the innovator of the VISTA technique, recognized around the world as one of the most effective methods for the treatment of gum recession. He has also conceived many innovative concepts and devices, which have been patented and developed into products in clinical use in many countries.
Dr. Zadeh has directed the Laboratory for Immunoregulation and Tissue Engineering (LITE) at USC, which is a scientific research group dedicated to studying basic mechanisms to regulate bone and tissue regeneration and destruction under healthy and disease states, as well as conducting clinical trials of dental implant outcomes. He has an extensive publication track, including over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and numerous book chapters. He serves as an editorial reviewer for many scientific journals.
He served as a chartered scientific reviewer to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and chaired a scientific panel at the NIH Center for Scientific Review. Dr. Zadeh has served as the director of USC International Periodontal and Implant Symposium. Dr. Zadeh is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the outstanding teaching award and outstanding service award from USC Ostrow School of Dentistry and many research grants.
He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Western Society of Periodontology (WSP), the California Society of Periodontists (CSP), the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED), the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), the San Fernando Valley Dental Association (SFVDA) and the Santa Barbara Ventura Dental Association (SBVDA).