Payam Ataii, DMD
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
Jesse Duncan, DDS
Dr. Duncan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in
Biology from the University of San Diego in 2003. He received his Doctor of
Dental Surgery degree from The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni
School of Dentistry in 2008, and completed his certificate in advanced
prosthodontics from the University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School
of Dentistry (“USC”) in 2012. In addition to being a key member of the team at
ClearChoice Dental Implant Center in Orange County, Dr. Duncan has been a
prosthodontist in private practice since 2014. He has also been an adjunct
Clinical Instructor of Advanced Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at USC
since 2011. He has been on the Straumann Mini Residency faculty since 2015. Dr.
Duncan also had his research published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
on the topic of Cemented Implant Restorations. He has been a member of the
American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, the
American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, the Orange County Dental
Society, the American Dental Association, and the California Dental
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
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.
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
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. Juan F. is board-certified by the
American Boards of Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Medicine, and Dental Public
Health. He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry,
American Academy of Oral Medicine, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial
Radiology, American Association of Public Health Dentistry, Indiana Dental
Association, and American Dental Association.
Juan F. is a fellow in dental surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons
at Edinburgh. He is a member of the
editorial board of the journals Pediatric
Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology.
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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