Nasser Barghi, DDS, MA
Dr. Nasser Barghi is professor and the director of esthetic dentistry in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at The UT Health, School Dentistry at San Antonio. He is a graduate dentist from the University of Tehran, a prosthodontist from Temple University with an advanced degree in education from the University of Texas. Dr. Barghi has presented more than 1000 didactic and hands-on clinic courses in over 40 countries. He has authored and co-authored over 200 articles and abstracts and has completed a great amount of research on bonding new esthetic materials and etched porcelain bonded restorations. Dr. Barghi is a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the International Association for Dental Research. He is past president of the American Equilibration Society. Jack Griffin Jr., DDS
Dr. Jack D. Griffin is one of the most honored and awarded dentists in the country. Dr. Griffin is one of a hand-full of dentists awarded by his peers Diplomat status with the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD), accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).
He considers it a great honor to have been asked to teach many dentists across the country how to meet their professional goals in various topics including practice management, digital photography, direct bonding techniques, cosmetic veneers, and CAD/CAM dentistry. He has lectured at many prestigious meetings and has been published in leading dental journals. Dr. Griffin graduated dental school from Southern Illinois University, where he received a student dentistry awards and then went on to complete a general dentistry residency at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, with an emphasis in advanced dental care in restorative dentistry, emergency care, implants, oral surgery, and special patient care. Dr. Griffin began his dental practice in Eureka in 1988.
Dr. Griffin is affiliated with many professional organizations including the following: American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Society for Dental Esthetics, American Orthodontic Society, International Association for Orthodontics, American Association for Functional Orthodontics, American Association of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Computerized Dentistry, and other professional organizations. He has taken over 2,000 hours of continuing education since graduating dental school and his commitment to keep learning keeps him at the top of his profession.Melani Kapetanakos, DDS
Dr. Melani Kapetanakos is a board-certified Prosthodontist. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) in 2003 and her Certificate in Prosthodontics at NYUCD in 2007, where she was awarded the Kenneth Adisman Award for outstanding resident. She continued her education with a Maxillofacial Prosthetics Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2015. In addition to being a key member of the team at ClearChoice Dental Implant Center in Framingham, Dr. Kapetanakos has been a private practice Prosthodontist in New York, as well as the Director of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics at Boston Medical Center. She has been on the faculty of many institutions including NYU, Columbia University, Tufts and Boston University. She has been published in the Journal of Prosthodontics and the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.Dr. Kapetanakos is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Past President of the New York Hellenic Dental Society. Career Highlights:
Board Certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics, DDS – New York University College of Dentistry, Certificate in Prosthodontics – New York University College of Dentistry, Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists
Cleber Silva, DDS
Dr. Silva is a graduate of Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery, Cornell University’s GPR program and University of Washington Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology residency program. He practiced General Dentistry for 15 years and has for the last 10 years taught full-time at Columbia University and part-time at the University of Washington. He is a sub-specialist in guided surgery and has designed and manufactured over 1,000 surgical guides. He is currently NIH-funded for research on bone density changes in HIV+ post-menopausal women and is self-funding a research project on the use of titanium meshwire for graft reconstruction of severe mandibular bone defects and concurrent implant placement. Dr. Silva had 2 papers published in 2019; 2 papers accepted for publication in 2020; 3 papers under review and 4 papers in writing. He has lectured nationally and internationally, the last lecture given at the 2019 Greater New York Dental Meeting.Jamie Toop, DDS
Dr. Jamie Toop graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and is the owner of Rocksprings Dental Group, a practice supported by Pacific Dental Services® in Las Vegas, Nevada. She currently serves as faculty member of the PDS University™ – Institute of Dentistry and as a member of the Pacific Dental Services' National Advisory Board. In her years of practice experience, Dr. Toop has been recognized as a subject matter expert in oral-systemic health. She has had numerous speaking engagements, published articles, and more.
Juan Yepes, DDS, MD
Juan F. Yepes DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH is an associate professor in the department of pediatric dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry and an attending at Riley Children Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Juan F. is a dentist (DDS) and a physician (MD) from Javeriana University at Bogotá, Colombia. In 1999, Juan F. moved to the USA and attended the University of Iowa and the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a fellowship and residency in Radiology and Oral Medicine respectively in 2002 and 2004. In 2006, Juan F. completed a Master in Public Health (MPH), and in 2011 a Doctoral Degree in Public Health (DrPH) both with emphasis in Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. In 2008, Juan F. completed a residency program in Dental Public Health at University of Texas, Baylor College of Dentistry. Finally, Juan F. completed a residency program and a masters in pediatric dentistry at the University of Kentucky in 2012.
This program will provide attendees with 6 live continuing education credits, plus access to 6 on-demand courses (each worth 2 credits), at no additional charge, for a total of 18 CE credits.
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