SPEAKERS

WSP & AMED SPEAKERS

Michael A. Pikos, DDS, OMS

Dr. Michael A. Pikos - Dr. Pikos is originally from Campbell, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also graduated 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 a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Pikos is the recipient of the 2006 Aaron Gershkoff Memorial Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the 2015 Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Top Educator. He is also the first recipient of the Carl E. Misch Advanced Dental Implant Studies Education Award (2017). 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, Adjunct Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, School of Dentistry, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Pikos is on the Editorial Board of the following journals: Implant Dentistry, Inside Dentistry, the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. As an OMS, he is one of the first clinicians to recognize the relevance of Cone Beam CT and interactive CT technology for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning along with its implementation for implant based oral rehabilitation. As a result, Dr. Pikos has made this high technology a cornerstone of both his private practice and Institute. Dr. Pikos has extensive experience in hard and soft tissue procedures and has placed more than 30,000 implants since 1983. He also emphasizes interactive CT technology along with foundational principles of prosthetics and biomechanics that dictate the ultimate success of comprehensive implant rehabilitation. Dr. Pikos is the author of the book “Bone Augmentation in Implant Dentistry” published by Quintessence Publishing. He has lectured extensively on dental implants in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Dr. Pikos is an active member and frequent lecturer for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Periodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Pikos is founder and CEO of the Pikos Institute. Since 1990 he has been teaching advanced bone and soft tissue grafting courses along with full arch immediate reconstruction courses with alumni that now number more than 6000 from all 50 states and 67 countries. Dr. Pikos maintains a private practice which is limited exclusively to implant surgery in Trinity, Florida.
Sponsored by:- BioHorizons, Carestream, Salvin Dental, Piezosurgery/Mectron, Soniquence, and Southern Implants.

Edward P. Allen, DDS, PhD

Dr. Allen has served as President of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. He is the recipient of the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, the President’s Award for Excellence in Dental Education from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the Saul\ Schluger Award for Excellence in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. In 2019, he was honored with the AAP Gold Medal Award, the highest award bestowed by the Academy. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, the Journal of Periodontology and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Allen is founder of the Center for Advanced Dental Education in Dallas, an educational facility where he teaches surgical technique courses. He has over 100 publications and has presented numerous lectures and over 200 surgical demonstrations worldwide.
Sponsored by:- Biohorizons

Hussein Basma, DDS, MS

Dr. Hussein Basma received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Damascus University in 2009. Dr. Basma completed a residency in Prosthodontics at Lebanese University and received a Certificate in Periodontology and Master of Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Basma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology at UAB. He is a Diplomate in the American Board of Periodontology and lectures nationally and internationally about periodontology and implant dentistry. Dr. Basma has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts. His teaching and clinical research efforts focus on bone augmentation, full-arch rehabilitation, multidisciplinary care, and integration of technology to improve patient outcomes.

Debora Dias, DDS, MSc

Dr. Debora Dias is currently an Adjunct Assistant professor in the department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She is also a PhD candidate at the State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil, under the supervision of Dr. Mauricio Araújo. Prior to coming to the US, Dr. Dias received her DDS from UEM, then she completed a 2-year Periodontics Residency Program and obtained her master’s degree at the same institution. She is a member of the Perio/Implant Research Unit headed by Dr. Araújo, where she has been working on different projects over the last years including clinical research on socket healing and ridge preservation for immediate or late implant placement.

Randy K. Shoup, DDS

Dr. Randy Shoup is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry. He served in the US Public Health Service for 3 year before starting his private practice journey located in Indianapolis in 1984. Dr. Shoup has pioneered several technological and procedural innovations to dramatically improve the quality of dentistry for all patients. In 1987 he had the very first intraoral dental camera showing patients actual pictures of their teeth with amazing clarity. In 1989 Dr. Shoup began to develop dental restorative procedures around the newest cutting-edge technology of using a surgical microscope through which to perform ultra-conservative dentistry. He helped form the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry. The WCMID evolved into the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry and Dr. Shoup was the first member of that group. The ABD develops and promotes ultraconservative dental treatment for dental disease from decay, trauma, acid damage, grinding and clenching, as well as acid reflux and decay prevention. Dr. Shoup has and does lecture across the US and Internationally teaching dentists from around the world how to treat patients NOT using crowns or caps and NOT making huge holes in their teeth. He has also developed methods to restore teeth that the majority of dentists would say could not be restored and would have to be extracted. He also is a world leader in restoring teeth that have had endodontic therapy (a root canal) without having to drill big posts in the tooth and then grinding the tooth down for a crown or cap. Finally, Dr. Shoup takes all this knowledge, expertise, materials and equipment to Kenya and performs restorative and preventive dentistry for the children.

Thomas J. Kepic, DDS, MSD

Dr. Thomas J. Kepic is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is a former Director for the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Kepic was president for the California Society of Periodontists in 2011 and is past president of the WSP. He is a guest lecturer at several universities in the U.S. and abroad and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Kepic practices in Upland, California.

Curry Leavitt, DMD, MS

Dr. Leavitt is a native of Las Vegas and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Biology at the University of Utah. He graduated cum laude from Temple University School of Dentistry where he received numerous awards in research and clinical achievement. After graduating dental school, he was accepted into the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Periodontology program, where he received training in multiple surgical and medical disciplines. Dr. Leavitt received dual certificates in Periodontology from UAB and the Birmingham Veterans Affairs hospital. He received the UAB research fellowship and earned a masters degree in clinical dentistry comparing bone density values using cone beam CT images and histological bone biopsies. Dr. Leavitt enjoys teaching and has lectured to large groups concerning the effects of periodontal disease on systemic health and ridge augmentation techniques. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicines dental GPR program. Dr. Leavitt has interests in esthetic gingival surgery, bone augmentation, and dental implant surgery.
Sponsored by:- Snoasis

Mark Anthony Limosani, DMD

Dr Mark Anthony Limosani received his D.M.D. degree from the University of Montreal in 2007. Since then, he completed a one-year multi-disciplinary residency at the Queen Elizabeth Oral Health Center, a McGill University affiliated program. Following one year of private practice and many hours of continuing education, he then followed his dream and attended the specialty program in Endodontics at Nova Southeastern University where he also received his Masters Degree in Dental Science. He won the “Robert A. Uchin Endodontic Award” for his presentation during Nova’s endodontic alumni day. Following his specialty program, he became an associate at Endodontics Limited in Kendall, under Dr Jose Francisco Barros for three years. During this time period he also practiced part time in Quebec City as an associate under Dr Marie Gosselin. Dr Limosani is both a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He is currently president of the South Florida District Dental Association. Dr. Limosani has lectured locally and internationally on many topics in endodontics including: dental traumatology, the restoration of endontically treated teeth, restoratively minded endodontics, diagnosis and treatment planning and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) use in endodontics. He is a past president of the South Broward Dental Society as well as the South Florida District Dental Association. He currently serves as a Trustee to the Florida Dental Association.” “His passions aside from endodontics include, brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, live theater and wellness. His detail-oriented approach aims at providing high quality care while maintaining a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere for his patients endodontics include crossfit, live theater and running. His detail-oriented approach aims at providing high quality care while maintaining a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere for his patients.

Purnima Kumar, DDS, PhD

Dr. Purnima Kumar is the Chair of the Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She received her dental degree from Annamalai University and MS in Periodontology from Dr. MGR Medical University in India. She later received her Certificate in Periodontology and Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Microbiology from The Ohio State University. Dr. Kumar is the Principal Investigator of Oral Microbial Ecology Laboratory at the University of Michigan that has been continuously funded through the NIH for over 15 years. She also collaborates extensively with the oral healthcare industry to develop therapeutics for microbial modulation. She is a Fellow of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program, the American Association of Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research and the American and International College of Dentists. She serves as the Chair of the Continuing Education Oversight Committee for the AAP and is a member of the AAP Taskforce for Future Science. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and actively participates in patient care limited to periodontics and implant surgery.

George Mandelaris, DDS, MS,FACD, FICD

Dr. Mandelaris attended the University of Michigan from undergraduate through dental school. He completed a post-graduate residency program at the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry, where he obtained a certificate in the speciality of Periodontology as well as a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Oral Biology. Dr. Mandelaris is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery and has served as an examiner for Part II (oral examination) of the American Board of Periodontology’s certification process. He is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Graduate Periodontics at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry (Chicago, IL) and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine (Ann Arbor, MI). Dr. Mandelaris is a Fellow in both the American and International College of Dentists. Dr. Mandelaris serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Periodontology and the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. In 2021, he was appointed as an Editorial Consultant to the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He has published over 40 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has authored eight chapters in seven different textbooks used worldwide on subjects related to computer guided implantology, CT/CBCT diagnostics and surgically facilitated orthodontic therapy (SFOT). In 2023, he authored and edited the book: Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Springer)- one of the first textbooks of its kind in the profession Dr Mandelaris is a two-time recipient of the American Academy of Periodontology’s (AAP) Clinical Research Award (2017 & 2021), an award given to the most outstanding scientific article with direct clinical relevance in Periodontics. A nationally recognized expert, he was appointed by AAP to co-chair the 2017 Best Evidence Consensus Workshop on the use of CBCT Imaging in Periodontics as well as co-author the academy’s guidelines. In 2018, he was recognized with American Academy of Periodontology’s Special Citation Award. Dr. Mandelaris is the 2018 recipient of The Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. Dr. Mandelaris currently serves on the American Academy of Periodontology Board of Trustees and has served as a Past President of the Illinois Society of Periodontists. He is a key-opinion leader for several industry leaders and holds memberships in many professional organizations. Dr. Mandelaris is in private practice at Periodontal Medicine & Surgical Specialists in Glenview and Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. He limits his practice to Periodontology, Dental Implant Surgery, Bone Reconstruction and Tissue Engineering Surgery. He can be reached at 630.627.3930 or gmandelaris@periodontalmedicine.org.
Sponsored by:- Biohorizons and Geistlich

Kevin G. Murphy, DDS,
MS

Kevin Murphy, DDS, MS received his dental degree from the University of Illinois where he also received specialty certificates in both Prosthodontics and Periodontics. Dr. Murphy is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is an Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics at Maryland. He leads the Esthetically Driven Treatment Planning and Periodontal Surgical Therapies course in the Periodontal Graduate Program. He is also an instructor at the Center for Advanced Dental Education in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Murphy practiced privately in Baltimore, Maryland, specializing in periodontics and prosthodontics. He currently serves as Director of the Volunteer Services for the Dental Clinic at the Esperanza Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The Esperanza Center provides the immigrant community in Baltimore with medical, dental, legal, and social support services for those in need. Dr. Murphy has published numerous articles and textbook chapters on periodontal regeneration, surgical orthodontia, and implant dentistry. He is a fellow of the International College of Dentists and of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

Steven M. Sullivan, DDS, FACS, FACD

Dr. Steven Sullivan specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthognathic corrective jaw surgery, and TMJ reconstruction. Dr. Sullivan provides expert care for facial asymmetry, jaw abnormality, condylar resorption, TMJ pain, and arthritis of the jaw. Doctor Sullivan is a native of Colorado and completed his dental training at Baylor College of Dentistry. He entered oral and maxillofacial surgery training at the University of Oklahoma. He undertook additional training at the West of Scotland Plastic and Oral Surgery Unit in Glasgow. Following his training in Scotland he was in Australia and Michicagn before retuning to the University of Oklahoma where he is currently a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Sullivan served on the examination committee for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has been president of the Oklahoma Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Rachel Schallhorn, DDS, MS

Dr. Rachel Schallhorn maintains a private practice in periodontics and implant dentistry in Aurora, Colorado, USA.  She is diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is actively involved in practice-based clinical research. Dr. Schallhorn has authored and contributed to several scientific publications and has lectured both nationally and internationally.

Bor Jian Chen, DDS

Dr. Bor-Jian Chen Formal President,Chinese Academy of Implant and Esthetic Dentistry
Former President, Taiwan Academy of Periodontology
Former President, Taiwan Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry
Kaohsiung Medical University, School of Dentistry-DDS, 1981
2. Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, Dept of Periodontology, Certificate, 1986
3. Practice Specialized to Periodontics, Implant, 1987
4. President, Taiwan Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, 2001 – 2003
5. President, Taiwan Academy of Periodontology 2005-2007
6. President, Chinese Academy of Implant and Esthetic Dentistry 2014-2016

Kia Karimi, DDS

Dr. Karimi is a board eligible prosthodontist. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine(DMD) degree in 2010 from University of Szeged, in Hungary. He then attended post graduate training in restorative dentistry and earned a certificate in Advanced clinical training in Restorative Dentistry from University of California Los Angeles in 2012. He then obtained his DDS degree in the United States from University of Colorado in 2014, After a year of clinical practice, he then completed 3 years of post-doctoral clinical training in Prosthodontics, at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in 2019. He has been awarded “The Most Accomplished Alumni” in 2015 from University of Szeged, “Max Sosin Scholarship” in 2017 and 2019, and “Howard Landesman” Scholarship in 2018 from USC. He’s clinical focus is microscopically enhanced, minimally invasive, adhesive, and rubber dam dentistry. He lectures nationally and Internationally on restorative Dentistry and has publications in minimally invasive restorative techniques in journals such as Journal of Operative Dentistry and Journal of Dental Material. He is also an ad hoc reviewer for dental journals such as “Clinical Case Reports.” Dr. Karimi has been a part-time clinical faculty in section of restorative dentistry at UCLA for 5 years, and works as an associate for two private dental offices in southern California. Over the past few years his focus has been on preventive, minimally invasive, Adhesive and Microscopically enhanced Dentistry.

Shepard DeLong, DMD

Shepard DeLong is a 3rd generation dentist in Portland, Oregon, USA. He holds a BS from Portland State University, DMD from Oregon Health and Sciences University and completed a General Practice Residency at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a member of AMED, IAOCI, EaCIM, IAOMT, and has served as a mentor for CEREC-doctors. He was formerly an associate at the first LEED certified, hi-tech, eco-friendly practice in the U.S. He is on the forefront of digital evolution, and development of novel technological workflows in dentistry. He has a part-time position at Pure Health Dentistry on the island of Maui, Hawaii and owns Lotus Dental Wellness, in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He is a residency site director for the MSc Implantology program at the University of Jacksonville, and lectures on ceramic implantology, robotics, lasers, and digital dentistry. His latest project has been sharing the profound advantages of combinational technologies for the health of both doctor and patient.

Kiyonobu Saburi DDS, Ph.D

1984 Aichi-Gakuin University DDS
1989 Private practice in Aichi JAPAN,Saburi Dental Office
Menber of American Academy of Periodontology
Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology Board Certified Instructor
Japanese Society of Periodontology Board Certified Periodontist Member of Academy of Osseointegration
Instructor of Japan Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
Doctor of Philosopy

Brian Vence, DDS

Dr. Vence maintains a private practice in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, with a special interest in comprehensive esthetic and restorative dentistry. He graduated with a degree in honors biology in 1981 from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He received his dental degree in 1985 from the University of Illinois School of Dentistry at the Medical Center in Chicago. He completed a hospital residency at the VA Wadsworth-UCLA in 1986 and a mini-residency in temporomandibular joint disorders. In 1992, Dr. Vence founded the Chicago Academy of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy, a study club designed to define and promote excellence in dentistry. He has had manuscripts published in Quintessence of Dental Technology, Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Compendium, The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. He has served as president of the Fox River Valley Dental Society. Dr. Vence presents nationally and internationally on principles and techniques for comprehensive restorative dentistry incorporating esthetics, function, implants and airway considerations.
Sponsored by:- Biohorizons and Geistlich

Arnoud Noot, DDS

Arnoud Noot has a busy fee for service general restorative dental practice in American Fork Utah. His main focus is Minimally invasive restorative procedures with the attempt to preserve tooth structure and the vitality of the tooth using adhesive restorations. He has been an instructor for the David Alleman academy of biomimetic dentistry. His practice is named Biomimetic Dentistry. Dr Noot has been continually searching for restorative dental techniques that will help his patients have better outcomes than standard dental care. He knows that adhesive restoration in comparison to mechanical retentive restorations have greater reliability and other favorable advantages. Microscope enhanced dentistry allows him to make complicated procedures easier with improved outcomes. Preventive care is emphasized using Guided Biofilm Therapy. His practice is patient focused. He is passionate about following recommendations found in modern dental research articles published across the globe. Arnoud Noot's dental practice is patient focused. When patients are informed and given choices in the treatment options and good preventive care is offered they respond positively. Teeth are meant to last your entire life. Preserving teeth is not only preferred but has a positive overall health benefit. Dr Noot is excited to share his knowledge and experience with other dental professionals and students. Arnoud Noot has a DDS degree from Creighton University Graduate class of 1992. He completed a General Practice residency from the US Air Force at offutt Air Force base in Omaha Nebraska.He completed a three year tour at Yokota Air Force base in Japan at the 374 Dental squadron. He is a diplomate in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine ( AADSM). His practice is mainly focused on restorative and preventive dental care. Arnoud Loves spending time with his family when not fixing teeth. He has three children and four grandchildren. He and his wife enjoy Cross Fitt, Golf and scuba diving together.

Glenn van As, BSc, DMD

Dr. Glenn van As, DMD graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1987. He is in full time private general practice. Since 1997, Glenn has worked exclusively with the Dental Operating Microscope for all of his clinical dentistry. He has travelled throughout North America and Internationally, lecturing and publishing about the benefits and challenges of incorporating microscopes into daily dental practice. Glenn at present is an active founding member and a Past President of A.M.E.D. He has released three DVDs on microscope positioning and how to incorporate the microscope into daily practice. He is also an active member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and he holds a mastership in lasers from the ALD.

Andrei Berdichewsky, DDS

Dr. Andrei Berdichewsky is Specialist in endodontics from the University of Chile with maximum distinction. Professor of endodontics at the University of Chile Founder and Past President Society of Dental Microscopy of Chile International exhibitor in the United States, Canada, Israel, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru and Chile. More than 25 years of experience and exclusive dedication to endodontics Member American Society of Endodontics and Society of Endodontics of Chile Director Endo Microscopic Endodontics Center

Daniel Buser

Prof. Dr. Daniel Buser is one of the most experienced implant surgeons with 35 years of surgical experience. He is a pioneer of micro-rough implant surfaces and of the GBR technique. He has been Professor and Chairman at the Department of Oral Surgery at the University of Bern in Switzerland (2000-2019). He served as President of various academic associations including the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) in 1996/97, the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology (SSOI) in 1999-2002, and the ITI in 2009-2013. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Osteology Foundation (2004-2018). He received several scientific awards by professional organizations such as the ITI, the AO, the AAP and the AAOMS. His main research areas are in tissue regeneration around dental implants, surface technology and Guided Bone Regeneration. He published with his team more than 400 publications, case reports and book chapters. He is also Editor the GBR Book (1994 and 2009). The 3rd edition of the GBR Book was published in August 2021.

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

Randy K. Shoup, DDS

Dr. Randy Shoup is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry. He served in the US Public Health Service for 3 year before starting his private practice journey located in Indianapolis in 1984. Dr. Shoup has pioneered several technological and procedural innovations to dramatically improve the quality of dentistry for all patients. In 1987 he had the very first intraoral dental camera showing patients actual pictures of their teeth with amazing clarity. In 1989 Dr. Shoup began to develop dental restorative procedures around the newest cutting-edge technology of using a surgical microscope through which to perform ultra-conservative dentistry. He helped form the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry. The WCMID evolved into the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry and Dr. Shoup was the first member of that group. The ABD develops and promotes ultraconservative dental treatment for dental disease from decay, trauma, acid damage, grinding and clenching, as well as acid reflux and decay prevention. Dr. Shoup has and does lecture across the US and Internationally teaching dentists from around the world how to treat patients NOT using crowns or caps and NOT making huge holes in their teeth. He has also developed methods to restore teeth that the majority of dentists would say could not be restored and would have to be extracted. He also is a world leader in restoring teeth that have had endodontic therapy (a root canal) without having to drill big posts in the tooth and then grinding the tooth down for a crown or cap. Finally, Dr. Shoup takes all this knowledge, expertise, materials and equipment to Kenya and performs restorative and preventive dentistry for the children.

Dr. William Linger

Dr. Linger is a general dentist in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has a concierge dental practice focused on multidisciplinary care and sedation. Dr. Linger is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, Master of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, and Past President of AMED. He lectures all over the world on Microscope Dentistry and Sedation.

Dr. Juan Carlos Ortiz Hugues

Juan Carlos Ortiz Hugues, DDS, CEAS, AEP is an Associate Ergonomics Professional, Master of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, CEAS II, and 2024 President of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED). He is the author of the book Ergonomics Applied to Dental Practice. He provides lectures, training, and advice in Advanced Dental Ergonomics throughout Latin America and the United States.

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Dr. Thomas Wiedemann

Thomas G. Wiedemann, MD, PhD, DDS, Clinical Associate Professor and full-time faculty at New York University, College of Dentistry, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Prof. Wiedemann´s career consists of more than 27 years of surgical and educational experience in an academic setting and successfully operating a private practice providing the full spectrum of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implant Dentistry. He has special interests in dental emergency care, pain management, minimal invasive surgical strategies, and techniques of the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He has acquired extensive expertise in dentoalveolar and implant-surgery with multiple implant systems since 1995. He is well versed in innovative concepts of alveolar ridge augmentation and reconstruction and soft tissue regeneration, robotic guided- and piezo-surgery. He is the author of many publications, speaker in national and international conferences on oral surgery and implantology-related topics and serves on the editorial board of several renowned and peer-reviewed scientific journals. Recently he accepted leadership as co-editor in chief for the Journal of Dentistry and Oral Sciences and as Editor in chief for Journal of Surgery and Surgical Procedures.