Mark L. Cannon, DDS, MS
Dr. Cannon received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska and then attended Northwestern University for his Masters of Pediatric Dentistry. He completed his residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital and received his Diplomate status by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a past president of the Illinois Society of Dentistry for Children, a Professor of Otolaryngology, Division of Dentistry at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and a member of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to maintaining a large private practice in the suburbs of Chicago, he is the Research Coordinator of the residency program at Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Cannon has presented guest lectures at the University of Athens, Greece, Sao Paulista State University, UNESP, Aracatuba, Brazil, University of Texas- Houston, University of Alabama-Birmingham, and at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Department of Pediatric Dentistry. He has had presentations to the following organizations; I.A.D.R./A.A.D.R., the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Society of Dentistry for Children, Academy of Dental Materials, World Congress of Biological Materials, International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Dental Association of Asia, Australasian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, World Congress of Preventive Dentistry, Mexican Association of Pediatric Dentistry and the European Association of Pediatric Dentistry.
Topic: Biologic Materials for Pulpal Vitality

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Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
Dr. Chu is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the departments of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and Prosthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry. He also maintains a private practice in fixed prosthodontics, esthetic, and implant dentistry in New York City. Dr. Chu has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and has given lectures nationally and internationally on the subjects of esthetic, restorative, and implant dentistry and is on the editorial review board of several refereed dental journals. He is the recipient of the Peter Scharer distinguished lecturer award from the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the E. B. Clark and Lloyd L. Miller awards from the Society of Color and Appearance in Dentistry.
Topic: Minimally Invasive Implant Dentistry in the Esthetic Zone

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Dan Grauer, DDS, MS, MOrth, PhD
Dr. Grauer maintains a private practice limited to orthodontics for teens and adults in Santa Monica, California. He specializes in computer-guided orthodontics where invisible customized appliances are fabricated based on the face, occlusion, and smile. He is a Professor of Advanced Orthodontics at the University of Southern California, an Examiner for the American Board of Orthodontics, an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Orthodontics, and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists Committee on Technology.

Topic: Much More Than Straight Teeth

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Mark Handelsman, DDS
Dr. Handelsman received his DDS in 1987 from the University of Southern California Dental School. He continued his studies at USC, and obtained his Certificate in Advanced Periodontics in 1989. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 1994. He was a Clinical Assistant Professor at USC for 15 years, teaching Periodontics and Dental Implants, as well as practicing in the faculty practice. He has been in full time private practice in Santa Monica , California for the last 14 years . He has been involved in clinical research and published many articles. The topics include the Perio-Restorative interface, Guided Tissue Regeneration, Guided Bone Regeneration, Esthetic Soft Tissue Grafting and Surgical techniques for site development and implant placement. He has lectured nationally and internationally.
Topic: Dental Root Resorption: Diagnosis, Classification and Treatment Options.

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Parag R. Kachalia, DDS
Dr. Kachalia is a Tenured Associate Professor at the University of Pacific’s Dugoni School of Dentistry. Most recently Dr. Kachalia was selected as one of the Top 10 Young Educators in Dentistry in the United States. He is a fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. He has lectured internationally in the areas of dental technology, adhesive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, photography, fixed prosthodontics and dental materials, Dr. Kachalia acts as a consultant for many dental companies and helps guide product development. He is also a member of Seattle Study Club and Catapult Education Speaker’s bureau and he maintains a private practice in San Ramon, CA with his wife Dr. Charity Duncan.
Topic: The Power of Technology…Leveraging Technology in Todays Restorative Practice

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Tae Kim, DDS
Dr. Kim is Chairman of Removable Prosthodontics in the Division of Restorative Science, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. He is a respected prosthodontist, educator, and biomaterials researcher. He completed postgraduate training in Prosthodontics at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, and obtained his Doctorate of Dental Science from the Seoul National University, South Korea. Dr. Kim is a recipient of multiple grants and awards in removable prostheses, and implant research. Dr. Kim has authored Educational Video series in Removable prosthodontics at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, and Prosthodontics Review Book. He is also the author of numerous clinical and research articles in CAD CAM Denture, Digital Implant Overdenture and Digital Implant Dentistry, and is an internationally known lecturer on these topics.
Topic: Total Digital Workflow For Fully Edentulous Patients: CAD-CAM denture to New ‘Dentca-4®’

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Pascal Magne, Dr. med. dent., PhD [Keynote Speaker]
Dr. Magne obtained his B.Sc. (Switzerland) and specialized in Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry (DMD, MSc.). He received his PhD degree in ‘02 and served as Senior Lecturer from ‘99 to ‘04. Awarded with major grants by the Swiss Science Foundation, the Swiss Foundation for Medical-Biological Grants, and the International Association for Dental Research, he spent two years as a full-time research scholar in Biomaterials and Biomechanics at the Univ. of Minnesota. He became Tenured Associate Professor at USC where he received the endowed Chair of Esthetic Dentistry, the Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation Professor of Esthetic Dentistry. He is the author of the bestseller textbook “Bonded Porcelain Restorations” (Quintessence Publishing, 2002 - translated in 12 languages) as well as clinical and research articles on esthetics and adhesive dentistry and is frequently invited to lecture on these topics.
Topic 1: Foundational elements of the biomimetic approach in restorative dentistry
Topic 2: The significance of adhesive dentistry

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Darin O'Bryan, DDS
Dr. Darin O’Bryan graduated in 1997 from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.  He practiced in Minneapolis for 7 years in a large group practice before moving to the coast of Oregon.  Dr. O’Bryan currently resides in Coos Bay/North Bend, a small coastal town, where he has a private practice focusing on implant, esthetics and digital dentistry. Dr. O’Bryan is faculty at Spear Education.  He is also a trainer for Patterson, a Beta tester for Sirona, a key opinion leader for Sirona and works with numerous manufactures in product evaluation and development.  Dr. O’Bryan speaks both nationally and internationally on CAD/CAM, Cone Beam and the integration of CEREC and Cone Beam CT.  He is an internationally published author on digital and CAD/CAM dentistry.
Topic: Digital solutions to common implant problems

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Dipesh Parmar, BDS, MJDF
Dr. Parmar graduated from the University of Birmingham (UK) obtaining numerous prizes and now works at Acorn Dental with a focus on aesthetic minimally-invasive dentistry. He has held a clinical lecturer teaching post at Birmingham Dental School and has won multiple awards at the UK Aesthetic Dentistry Awards. He lectures globally (UK, Poland, Middle East, New Zealand, Toronto, Las Vegas, Los Angeles) on aesthetic resin techniques for the general practitioner.
Topic: RENAMEL: Excellence in Direct Anterior Restorations (Limited Enrollment Hands-On Workshop)

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Leandro Pereira, DDS
Dr. Pereira received his DDS from the Brazilian Federal University of Maranhão School of Dentistry in 2009, subsequently completing his post graduate specialty degree in Prosthodontics in 2013 and Implant Dentistry in 2015. Currently he is in a full time private practice in São Luís, with particular clinical emphasis in the adhesive rehabilitation techniques and implant based restorative dentistry. Concurrently he is involved in the postgraduate dental teaching at the Specialization Course of Prosthodontics with the Syndicate of Dental Surgeons in partnership with FACSETE. He is a member of the Bio-Emulation™ Group since 2011.
Topic: The Laminar Techniques according to Bio-Emulation™; Histo-Anatomic layering modalities for the direct restoration

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Robert Relle, DDS
Dr. Relle received his DDS from Indiana University School of Dentistry, and specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He was a full-time staff surgeon at Kaiser Hospital, Los Angeles Medical Center before entering into private practice in Century City, where his practice is limited to orthognathic surgery. He was an examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Relle is currently a lecturer at UCLA School of Dentistry, and co-chairs the Dentofacial Conference in the graduate orthodontic program at USC. He has published and lectured nationally on various topics in the field of orthognathic surgery.
Topic: Much More Than Straight Teeth

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Abdi Sameni, DDS, FACD
Dr. Sameni is Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry and a graduate of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. He has been a member of the USC clinical faculty since 1998. He is a former faculty for the “esthetic selective” which emphasizes a “biomimetic approach” to restorative and esthetic care. He was the original director of the USC Advanced Esthetic Dentistry Continuum for the portion relating to indirect porcelain veneers. He is the chairman and developer of the “USC International Restorative Dentistry Symposium” for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and societies, including OKU and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He had recently became a Fellow of the American College of Dentists in October of 2013. Dr. Sameni maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles, where he emphasizes comprehensive restorative dentistry, including implant reconstruction and esthetic dentistry.
Symposium Chair / Moderator