Payam Ataii, DMD
A graduate of Tufts School of Dental Medicine, with an externship at Harvard, Dr. Ataii is a nationally recognized speaker and key opinion leader. He maintains a private practice in Laguna Hills, California, is a member of the Align faculty, founder of the National Association of Dental Professionals, has authored numerous publications in the refereed literature, and holds three patents in dental technology.
Diana Batoon, DMD
Dr. Diana Batoon founded Bonita Dental in Scottsdale, AZ. A graduate of Tufts University with specialized training in Dental Cosmetic from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Batoon completed a General Practice Residency at VA Hospital in Loma Linda, California and has have over 20 years experience in the dentistry field. Dr. Batoon has extensive training in Full Mouth Rehab, TMJ, Dental Implant Restorations and Sleep Medicine. She has implemented clear aligner therapy in her private practice and is an international speaker on dental sleep medicine and clear aligner therapy.
Justin Chi, DDS, CDT
Dr. Justin Chi joined Glidewell Laboratories in 2015 after graduating from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Prior to that, Justin received his Bachelor of Science degree in dental laboratory technology from the LSU School of Dentistry, and earned his CDT in crown and bridge in 2007. While working at E4D Technologies as a dental technician and clinical educator from 2007–2011, he aided in the development of new-user documentation, and led basic and advanced training seminars for dental professionals both locally and abroad.
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Ron Kaminer, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Ron Kaminer is a 1990 graduate of the State of New York Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He has always been passionate about technology and was one of the first 100 dentists in the country to include a hard tissue dental laser into his practice. Over the years he has taught dental lasers technology and minimally invasive dentistry to thousands of dentists worldwide. He sits on the Board of Catapult Education, is a frequent contributor to Mentor magazine, sits on the editorial board of Dental Product Shopper and acts as a clinical consultant to numerous dental manufacturers. While doing all of the above, he practices full time in both his offices in Hewlett and Oceanside N.Y. focusing on minimally invasive and digital dentistry. He is a Fellow of The Academy of General Dentistry, member of the American Dental Association, and member of The Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Al Manesh, DMD
After graduating from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1993, Al Manesh, DMD, completed his general practice residency at Lutheran Medical Center. In 2007, he founded Mission Dental Implant Center in Mission Viejo, California. Dr. Manesh is a published author, noted lecturer, and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, as well as an active member of the American Dental Association, the Orange County Dental Society, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the Academy of Osseointegration. In 2015, Dr. Manesh founded the Ceramic Implant Institute, where he teaches professional training courses including how to place and restore holistic-friendly ceramic zirconia dental implants as well as implant-related periodontal and prosthodontic procedures.
Ian Shuman, DDS
Dr. Ian Shuman maintains a general, reconstructive and aesthetic dental practice in Pasadena, Maryland. Dr. Shuman is the Editorial Director of Continuing Education for PennWell Publishing. He is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Shuman has been named one of the Top Clinicians in Continuing Education since 2005 by Dentistry Today. An educator and author, Dr. Shuman is a pioneer in developing advanced, minimally invasive techniques.