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
Diana Cuesta, DMD
Dr. Diana Cuesta earned her undergraduate degree in Neurobiology from Harvard University. She received her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where she graduated with honors with a Clinical Dentistry Certificate. She later completed advanced training in prosthodontics and received her specialty certificate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. During her residency, she also earned a Master’s degree in Oral Sciences for her research on zirconia materials for implant restorations.In addition to being a key member of the team at ClearChoice Dental Implant Center in Schaumburg, Dr. Cuesta is an active member of the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Dental Association.
Chad Duplantis, DDS
Dr. Duplantis received his D.D.S. degree from
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in
1999. He then continued with Post-doctorate training at Baylor College of
Dentistry, earning a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in
2000. He has also received his Fellowship degree from the Academy of General
Dentistry. He has been in private practice since 2000 in
the North Fort Worth, Texas area. In private practice, he treats all ages with
an emphasis on restorative and aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Duplantis is a member of Catapult
Educations Speakers Bureau and has been a member of several Aesthetic and
Restorative Continuums over the years he has been in practice. He is currently a member of the Seattle Study
Club. Dr. Duplantis has always had an interest in “high-tech” dentistry and has
been incorporating CAD/CAM and digital technology in his practice since 2004.
Dr. Duplantis has written and published several articles regarding digital
dentistry and workflows for various dental publications. In addition to
technology, Dr. Duplantis has a keen interest in restorative implantology,
adhesion and materials, and he is also published in these regards. He has
helped various manufacturers on numerous projects and evaluations regarding
different aspects of clinical dentistry, and serves as a Key Opinion Leader and
consultant for several dental corporations. Dr. Duplantis resides in Keller, Texas with
his wife, Ellen, and his children, Austin and Ava. He is an avid cyclist, and
enjoys traveling, fishing, and sporting clays in his spare time.
Rolando Nunez, DDS
Dr. Rolando Nunez received this dental degree from Central
University of Venezuela in 1997. He enrolled a Biomaterials Graduate Program at the University of
Alabama at Birmingham, obtaining a MSc. degree in 2004. He joined BISCO as a
private clinical consultant from 2005 until 2013, where he worked closely with
the Research and Development Department in the development of new and
innovative products. In 2014 he became Manager of Clinical Research for BISCO
Inc. Dr. Nunez has held a private practice focusing in Esthetic and
Restorative Dentistry for the past 10 years. He has lectured in over 30
countries on a vast array of topics regarding Adhesive Dentistry. He has many
publications regarding clinical techniques as well as scientific articles in
peer review journals. Dr. Nunez is a member of the following groups: the International Association of Dental Research, American Association of International Research, Latin American Society of Operative Dentistry
and Biomaterials, Dental Materials Group of the IAD and the Venezuelan Society of Operative Dentistry
Biomaterials and Esthetics.
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.
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.
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