Our instructors and clinicians have taught the highest level of advanced dentistry to hundreds of dentists, who have gone on to benefit from performing advanced procedures in their own clinics. Our programs educate and guide participants to attain a high degree of care in the fields of advanced dentistry
Dr. Ron Zokol DMD, DABOI, FACD
Dr. Zokol is proud to acknowledge his 20 years of practice partnership with his father, a certified specialist in prosthodontics. Prior to his involvement with implant dentistry, he became recognized for his restorative skills with direct and indirect gold restorations, resulting in him being awarded the Clinician of the Year by the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators award in 1997. Dr. Zokol is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry and of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He holds Fellowships in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American College of Dentists, and the Academy of Dentistry International. He has over 25 years of experience in implant dentistry and has spent more than 10 years as a surgical instructor for the Misch International Implant Institute. Over the last 30 years, Dr. Zokol has been appointed to many posts in numerous dental associations, including the presidency of the Vancouver and District Dental Society, Chair of the General Examination Committee, and Chief Examiner for the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. Dr. Zokol has lectured internationally for many years in the field of Prosthodontics and Implant Surgery and is presently the director of the Pacific Implant Institute located in Vancouver, Canada, which is a learning centre for his fellow dentists. Dr. Zokol lives in Vancouver with his wife, Marie and their three sons.
Angus Barrie Digital Technology Specialist
Angus became a dental technician in 1987 after completing the dental technology program at Vancouver Community College and worked for both his father's dental laboratory as well as Turner Dental Lab on Vancouver Island before moving to Vancouver in 2002. Since 2002 Angus has concentrated on implant restorations and the growth of CAD/CAM technology in the dental laboratory. He as worked as implant department manager for Fine Arts Dental Lab, operations manager for UniNature Dental Enterprise and general manager for the Aurum Group lab in Vancouver. Angus has experience with Dental Wings, 3Shape, NobelProcera and other CAD software as well as 3M and Roland milling machines. He is currently Chair of the College of Dental Technicians of BC and a member of the PAC for Dental Technology program at VCC. When Angus is not at work he enjoys activities with his dogs and motorcycling.
Dr. Amarjit (Ammy) Rihal DMD, BS
Dr. Rihal obtained his DMD degree from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry, in 1995. His professional interest has involved all aspects of implant and CAD/CAM dentistry. He has additional training in both hard and soft tissue grafting as well as placing and restoring implants. In addition to implantology, Dr. Rihal has acquired expertise in CAD/CAM based prosthetic dentistry, involving numerous CAD systems and materials. Utilizing his CEREC ac, Sirona InLab system, 3Shape software and Nobel Procera scanner he has designed over 4000 restorations. He currently manages operations of his in house lab Lodge Dental, and is the owner of his own digital lab called Rihal Digital Designs. Dr. Rihal has trained with numerous ceramists in California and is versed on ceramic pressing and layering techniques over zirconia and metal substructures. He presently is a partner in a large group practice in Winnipeg, MB and serves on the boards of the Manitoba Dental Association, National Dental Examination Board and the current chair of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. He was also a part time instructor at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry and is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists and International College of Dentist.
Dr. Andonis Terezides DDS, OMS
Dr. Andonis Terezides graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and completed specialty training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami. He practices the broad scope of the specialty with a special emphasis in facial trauma & reconstructive surgery, tissue engineering, digital work-flows, minimally-invasive techniques, and full-arch/immediate load implant techniques. Dr. Terezides is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American of Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Bradley Ross DMD, Cert. Perio
Bradley A. Ross was born and raised in Miami, Fl. Growing up in a dental family, Dr. Ross was groomed to follow in the footsteps of his father (Dr. Scott Ross). Exposed early in life to periodontics and implant dentistry, a strong foundation of the field was instilled in him. This has allowed him to gain knowledge and an understanding that continually grows with experience and education. Dr. Bradley Ross earned his Bachelor of Science from Emory University. He then attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry, achieving his DMD degree in 2007. He then focused his training in the specialty of Periodontics at NOVA Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Bradley Ross then achieved the status of a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology, identifying him as a Board Certified Periodontist. He is an active member of numerous dental societies, including The American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, American Academy of Osseointegration, the International Team for Implantology, Florida Academy of Periodontology, and the Florida Dental Association. He runs several local study clubs in the Miami area. Dr. Bradley Ross regularly lectures on periodontics, implant dentistry, and periodontal plastic surgery. Bradley enjoys spending his time away from work with his wife, Kristina, and his dogs, Winston and Stella. Together, Brad and Kristina love to travel and experience the many cultures of the world. He stays very active with exercise, golf, tennis, basketball, and any going for walks with his dogs. Growing up loving sports, he is now a very big fan of the Miami Heat and Florida Gators. Bradley not only works with his father, but spends lots of time with all of his family, and is honored to work in the Miami community with his brother, Greg, who is an orthodontist in South Miami.
Dr. Brian Goodacre DDS, MSD, Cert. Pros
Dr. Brian J. Goodacre received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2013. He completed a four-and-a-half-year combined program in Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2017, earning an MSD degree. He is currently an assistant professor at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Faraj Edher DDS, MSc, Dip. Pros, FRCD(C)
Dr. Faraj Edher is a Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics. He received his dental degree from the University of Sharjah College of Dental Medicine, and then continued his Masters in Craniofacial Science and post-graduate specialty training in Prosthodontics at the University of British Columbia. He is a Fellow-elect of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and an active member of the American College of Prosthodontists and Association of Prosthodontists of Canada. He has founded, co-founded, and is actively involved with several international dental associations, and has represented Canadian dentists and dental students at multiple international platforms. Dr. Edher regularly gives presentations, seminars, and workshops, both locally and globally, on a range of different topics. These topics include generalized and specialized lectures and presentations related to Prosthodontics; seminars and workshops on Education and Career Options in North America; and training in Leadership and Management. His current clinical and research interests are focused on complex implant reconstructions, aesthetic rehabilitations, and the applications of digital technology in dentistry. Dr. Edher is a clinical consultant and guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia, and has numerous publications in areas such as dental implants and digital dentistry.
Dr. Hooman Zarrinkelk DMD, OMS
Doctor Zarrinkelk completed his undergraduate studies at Loma Linda University. He received his dental degree also from Loma Linda University (1994). Following dental school Dr. Zarrinkelk was named Research Fellow in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Hospital. During the two years term he studied patients undergoing major reconstructive surgery for facial deformities. Dr. Zarrinkelks research resulted in a significant contribution to the field of Orthognathic surgery in the form of multiple articles and presentations. Upon completion of his research project, Dr. Zarrinkelk returned to California to complete his surgical residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. The intensive four years Hospital based training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery included rotations on branches of medicine such as internal medicine, anesthesia, general surgery and others. The remainder of time was spent on training in major Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with special emphasis on Reconstructive Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic), Facial Trauma, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. Following residency he entered private practice in Ventura and Ojai, CA (2000). Dr. Zarrinkelk has been a Board Certified surgeon since 2003 when he received the designation of Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Zarrinkelk is an associate professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Loma Linda University where he helps train future surgeons. He is an active staff member at Community Memorial Hospital of San Buenaventura and Ventura County Medical Center. He prides himself on providing the full scope of maxillofacial surgical care to the community. He lives in Ventura with his wife and two young children. His hobbies include sailing, golf and snow skiing.
Dr. Israel Ismaj DDS
Dr. Ismaj has been practicing General Dentistry since 1972, and was educated in the UCLA dental program. He first underwent implant dentistry training in 1985 at the University of Washington in Seattle, which was conducted by Professor Per-Ingvar Brenemark. A year later in December of 1986, Dr. Ismaj was invited by Professor Brenemark to present cases that he had done during that year in his original office in Chula Vista, California. Dr. Ismaj is certified by the Academy of Osseoinegration. To meet the certificate's requirements, Dr. Ismaj presented evidence of completing 200 hours of continuing education over a three-year period, including 85 hours of core knowledge. He also submitted four case presentations covering the following categories: single tooth, fixed partial denture (fixed bridge), full arch fixed reconstruction, and over denture. Dr. Ismaj has been an AO member for three consecutive years and attended at least two Annual Meetings during that time.
Dr. Kyle Stanley DDS
Dr. Kyle Stanley, named as 'The Next Generation of Cosmetic Dentistry' by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 2015, and one of - 'The Top 10 Young Educators in Dentistry' in 2017 by Incisal Edge Magazine and the Seattle Study Club graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and then went on to complete a dental implant residency and dental implant specialty in Florianopolis, Brazil. While at USC, Dr. Stanley completed an Esthetic mini-residency with the world leader in minimally invasive dentistry, Dr. Pascal Magne, and was honored with the Charles L. Pincus Award for outstanding achievements in esthetic dentistry by the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. In addition to Dr. Stanley's clinical artistry, he is also a dedicated researcher who has published in some of the top international dental journals about topics relating to esthetics, dental materials, dental implants, and plastic surgery. Dr. Stanley is a Key Opinion Leader for Nobel Biocare, a well-respected implant company and has presented on multiple continents as a highly in-demand speaker. A Key Opinion Leader for DSD (Digital Smile Design), Dr. Stanley works closely with Dr. Christian Coachman on lip manipulation and the future of dentistry, The Orofacial Club. As a clinical and pre-clinical faculty member at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, he is part of an elite team who focusses on minimally invasive (biomimetic) treatment. Alongside Dr. Sascha Jovanovic, a world leader in dental implants and bone augmentation, Dr. Stanley is the co-director of the gIDE (Global Institute of Dental Education) Implant Foundation Program and works hand-in-hand with Dr. Jovanovic on complex cases needed truly esthetic outcomes. Dr. Stanley maintains an exclusive private practice in Beverly Hills, CA where alongside Dr. Matthew Nejad and Dr. Mark Helm, they treat quality focused patients with Biomimetic, Implant, and Cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Stanley focuses his practice on minimally invasive esthetic, surgical, and dental implant treatment.
Dr. Michael Singer DDS, FACP, Dip. Pros
Dr. Michael Singer earned his DDS in from University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry after a B.S. in Biological and Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University. He completed both a one-year General Practice Residency at the Veterans Hospital of San Diego, and a three-year post-graduate residency in Advanced Prosthodontics at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Singer is a Board-Certified Prosthodontist and is recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. He is also a member of the American Dental Association and California Dental Association. He has instructed and trained numerous prosthodontic and surgical residents on digital dental technology, guided surgery and lectures to local dental societies and study clubs on emerging as well as traditional dental technology and integration of novel uses for CAD/CAM dentistry. He currently maintains a private practice in San Diego with a focus on using technology to improve patient outcomes and experience.
Dr. Stephanie Yeung DDS, Cert. Pros
Dr. Stephanie Yeung earned her dental degree and prosthodontics specialty certificate at the University of Southern California, after attending the University of California at Berkeley. She was clinical faculty at the University of Southern California and has published in the subjects of removable, fixed, and implant prosthodontics. Presently, she is in private practice in Santa Monica, California and Oxnard, California, focused on aesthetic restorative and implant dentistry. Her member affiliations include the American College of Prosthodontics, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association, and California Dental Association.
Eric Kukucka DD
Eric graduated from George Brown College of Applied Arts & Technology with Dean's List Honors in 2010. He received his Diploma of Denturism . He was named Valedictorian of the Centre for Health Sciences. dedicated to creating high-quality removable, fixed, and fixed-detachable implant prosthetic restorations. He is president and owner of The Denture Center, a quickly growing network of denture clinics that currently comprises three facilities throughout Ontario. His main practice is in Windsor, Ontario. In addition to his clinical practice, Eric regularly contributes to collaborative research projects and product development and testing initiatives at a global level. Most significantly, he is recognized as an important consultant and key opinion leader by Ivoclar Vivadent and key opinion leader for Nobel Biocare. In 2014, Eric was the first North American beta tester for the Ivoclar Vivadent Digital Denture System . Since then, he has made a significant contribution to product development and performed an abundance of successful clinical patient trials using multiple workflows. Eric was the first clinician globally to employ an immediate provisional complete prosthesis in conjunction with the All on 4 to support a full-arch interim hybrid restoration using the Ivoclar Vivadent Digital Denture System. Eric has authored 12 published articles and delivered more than 30 podium lectures on behalf of both Ivoclar Vivadent and Nobel Biocare. He belongs to the Editorial Committee for Denturism Canada/Denturologie Canada, the official publication of the Denturist Association of Canada. He is also on the advisory board for Spectrum Denturism Magazine.
Dr. Robert Miller DDS, MA, FACD, DABOI
Dr. Miller received his B.A. from New York University and M.A. from Hofstra University, both in biology. He graduated with honors from New York University College of Dentistry where he received the International College of Dentists Award for clinical excellence and then completed his residency at Flushing Medical Center in New York City. He is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, serves on the executive board of the Society for Oral Laser Applications. He is also Chairman of the Department of Oral Implantology at the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic in Palm Beach, Florida, Director of The Center for Advanced Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry in Delray Beach, Florida.
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CORE 3 Atraumatic Extraction and Bone Grafting
AUG 24 - AUG 26, Yorba Linda, California
The Ultimate Full-Arch Live-Surgery Destination Training Program
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CORE 1 Implant Tx Planning and Restorations
SEP 7 - SEP 9, Calgary, Alberta
CORE 4 PRF Workshop and Live-Patient Implant Surgery
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CORE 1 Implant Tx Planning and Restorations
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Masterclass Session 2 Implants in the Aesthetic Zone
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CORE 1 Implant Tx Planning and Restorations
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CORE 2 Implant Surgery and Treatment
OCT 12 - OCT 14, Calgary, Alberta
CORE 2 Implant Surgery and Treatment
OCT 19 - OCT 21, Toronto, Ontario
CORE 6 Digital Treatment Planning From Software to Surgery
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