2019 IDT INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL DENTURE SYMPOSIUM
ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 27-28
Alexander Bendayan, DDS, CAGS, FICDRead Bio
Jesse Flor, MBA, CDTRead Bio
Henk Jan van den HeuvelRead Bio
Andrew C. Johnson, DDS, MDS, CDT, FACPRead Bio
Eric D. Kukucka, DDRead Bio
Benjamin D. Oppenheimer, DDSRead Bio
Lucio Lo Russo, DDS, PhDRead Bio
Vincent Verderosa, MDT, CDTRead Bio
Germen VersteegRead Bio
Alexander Bendayan, DDS, CAGS, FICD
Alexander Bendayan, DDS, CAGS, FICD, is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, and received a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Prosthodontics from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2005. He is currently the Clinical Director for the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics and Assistant Dean for Digital Dentistry Development and Clinical Education at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He specializes in Prosthodontics at Boston University Dental Health Center with a focus on esthetic, digital, and implant dentistry.
Jesse Flor, MBA, CDT
Jesse Flor, MBA, CDT has been a second-generation dental technician since 1996. Since taking over his family dental laboratory in San Bernardino, California, in 2007, he has focused on processing both fixed and removable restorations by utilizing the digital processes from Dentsply Sirona CEREC, 3Shape, and exocad. He is a software beta tester and a certified advanced trainer for Dentsply Sirona and Patterson Dental, and a national and international presenter for multiple dental companies. In 2018, he was a presenter at the first International Digital Dental Academy (IDDA) Congress in Manchester, UK, and a founding board member of the IDDA. His laboratory services accounts nationwide with the goal of making digital dentistry accessible to all who are interested.
Henk Jan van den Heuvel
Andrew C. Johnson, DDS, MDS, CDT, FACP
Andrew C. Johnson, DDS, MDS, CDT, FACP, is a board-certified prosthodontist at Integrative Dental Specialists in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery, Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics, and Master of Dental Science degrees from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry. In addition to being certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics, he is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics and a member of the Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics, American Dental Association, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, and Richard Doggett Dean and Marguerite Taylor Dean Honorary Odontological Society. He has been published in the Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of Prosthodontic Research, and more.
Eric D. Kukucka, DD
Eric D. Kukucka, DD, is President of The Denture Center, a quickly growing network of denture clinics in Ontario. Eric currently owns 5 clinics. Mr. Kukucka graduated from George Brown College of Applied Arts & Technology with Dean’s List Honors in 2010. He was named Valedictorian of the Centre for Health Sciences. Today, Mr. Kukucka is a successful practicing denturist and emergent entrepreneur who is already established as a consultant and key opinion leader for Ivoclar Vivadent as well as a key opinion leader for Nobel Biocare. He is a prominent sales strategist and advocate for marketing best practices and creating high-quality removable, fixed, and fixed-detachable implant prosthetic restorations. Mr. Kukucka has been published multiple times and lectures extensively in North America as he strives to build great relationships within the dental community.
Benjamin D. Oppenheimer, DDS
Benjamin D. Oppenheimer, DDS, is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. There, he received a Dean’s letter for Academic Excellence as well as the International Congress of Oral Achievement Award for his research on mini dental implants. He is now one of the leading experts in the world on mini dental implants. He is also the author of a number of scientific journal articles on the subject. As well as offering dental implants, Oppenheimer provides all aspects of patient care for adults and children at his private practice in Amherst, New York. He also is the president of Foundation Milling Centre, LLC, a dental contract manufacturing firm, and heads research and development for high-tech dental products including their yittria-zirconia line of products and sintered diamond abrasives.
Lucio Lo Russo, DDS, PhD
Lucio Lo Russo, DDS, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Oral Diseases at the School of Dentistry, University of Foggia, Italy. Prof. Lo Russo graduated from dental school in 1998 at the University “Federico II” of Naples (Italy), where he subsequently obtained his PhD. He is involved in basic and applied clinical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of oral diseases, in particular in the field of Oral Medicine, Periodontology, Operative and Digital Dentistry. He has published more than 140 scientific papers, most in high-impact international scientific dental and medical journals.
Vincent Verderosa, MDT, CDT
Vincent Verderosa, MDT, CDT, is a well-established Master Dental Technician in Deer Park, New York. Specializing in removable prosthetics, he owned and operated Greenrose Dental Lab for over 15 years prior to his current senior position at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine in the Removable Prosthetics Department. He is a recognized speaker in the removable field with a strong commitment to continuing education and has completed the following continuing education: American Society of Master Dental Technologist, New York University; The Dale Carnegie Training Course; Dr. Peter Dawson “Factors About Occlusion and TMJ;” Valplast Flexible Partial Training Certification Course; and the American College of Prosthodontics’ “The how to course for providing contemporary prosthodontics and implant care for the complete denture patient.” He has also achieved several honors: Award of Highest Achievement, Dale Carnegie Training program; Outstanding Student Award endowed by Northeastern Gnathological Society; American Society of Master Dental Technologist New York University; Certificate of Appreciation from the Indian Health Service, Pine Ridge Service Unit South Dakota.