Meet the Renowned Speakers of the 2020 Scientific Program

Friday, February 21, 2020


Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS

"Interdisciplinary management of esthetically compromised cases"

Dennis P. Tarnow is currently Clinical Professor of Periodontology and Director of Implant Education at Columbia School of Dental Medicine. He is the former Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Tarnow has a certificate in Periodontics and Prosthodontics and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology. He is a recipient of the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, Teacher of the Year Award from New York University and Distinguished Lecturer Award from the American College of Prosthodontists in 2015. Dr. Tarnow has a private practice in New York City, and has been honored with a wing named after him at New York University College of Dentistry. He has published over one hundred seventy-five articles on perio-prosthodontics and implant dentistry and has coauthored three textbooks including one titled Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Tarnow has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally in over forty-five countries.


Mauro Fradeani, MD, DDS

"A 30-year experience with esthetic rehabilitation: the evolution of clinical approach and techniques"

Dr. Fradeani is Past President of the EAED-European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (2003/2004) and Past President of AIOP- Accademia Italiana di Odontoiatria Protesica (1999/2000), Associate Editor of IJED, member of the Editorial Advisory Board of JERD, Active Member of the AAED, he maintains membership in the AAFP. Founder and Director of ACE Institute and of Fradeani Education Author of the book “Esthetic Rehabilitation in Fixed Prosthodontics” Vol 1-“Esthetic Analysis” and Vol 2-“Prosthetic treatment: a systematic approach to esthetic, biologic and functional integration”,  published by Quintessence. He runs a private practice limited to prosthetics on natural dentition and on implants in Pesaro (Italy).


Oded Bahat, BDS, MSD

"The 4th Dimension of Implant Reconstruction" 

Dr. Bahat graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Medicine and Dentistry in South Africa in 1977.   He received his specialty degree in Periodontology and his M.S.D from the University of Washington in 1981.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 1986.  He was the chairman and director of the Post Doctorate Periodontics at the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry in Los Angeles, California from1983-87.  He lectured extensively nationally and internationally on many surgical topics primarily related to surgical reconstruction of bone, soft tissue and implant reconstruction. He has published over 50 scientific articles and has edited multiple chapters in various textbooks.  He is on the review board of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants.  He is currently in a private practice limited to surgical reconstruction implant surgery and periodontics in Beverly Hills, California and operates 3 times a year in London U.K. In 2018 Dr. Bahat received the Master Clinician award from the American Academy of Periodontology. 



Avinash S. Bidra, DDS, MS

‘Full arch fixed implant-supported prosthesis- lessons learnt from scientific evidence and from absence of evidence’

Dr. Bidra is a Board Certified Maxillofacial Prosthodontist and Director of the Prosthodontics Residency Program at UCONN School of Dental Medicine. He maintains a part time private practice restricted to Implant Surgery and Prosthodontics in Meriden, CT. He has lectured at national and international meetings, as well as published extensively in international scientific journals. He has developed diagnostic and treatment protocols for full arch fixed implant prostheses that are used by many clinicians as well as prosthodontics programs in the United States. He is a co-inventor of a new implant design and is the inventor of a new implant prosthetic component for full arch fixed prosthesis that is currently sold in the US.


Michael R. Ragan, DMD, JD, LLM

"Managing Risk in Clinical Prosthodontics"

MICHAEL R. RAGAN is Managing Partner in a Miami based law firm with of 28 years of experience as a defense trial attorney. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, he received a D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and an L.L.M. in Health Law from Loyola University College of Law. Dr. Ragan has held academic appointments at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, the University of Florida College of Dentistry, the Georgetown University Dental School and presently, The College of Dental Medicine at NSU. Dr. Ragan is a Medico-Legal Consultant to Fortress Insurance Company. Dr. Ragan is a Fellow of the American College Of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the American College of Legal Medicine.


Ronald Jung, Prof. Dr. med. dent., PhD

"Decision making in implant prosthetics - what have we learned from wrong decisions and Complications"

Ronald Jung is trained in oral surgery, prosthodontics and implant therapy. He is currently Head Division of Implantology Center of Dental Medicine, Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Science at the of the University of Zürich. In 2006 he worked as Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas Heath Science Center at San Antonio, USA (Chairman: Prof. Dr. D. Cochran). 2008 he finalized his „Habilitation" (venia legendi) in dental medicine and was appointed at the University of Zürich. In 2011 he became his PhD doctorate degree of the University of Amsterdam, ACTA dental school, The Netherlands. In 2013 he worked as Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, USA. In 2015 he has been promoted to full Professorship for Implantology at the University of Zurich.He is an accomplished and internationally renowned lecturer and researcher, best known for his work in the field of hard and soft tissue management and his research on new technologies in implant dentistry.He is currently Secretary General of the EAO, President of the Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry and member of the Board of Directors of the Osteology Foundation.

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Nadim Z. Baba, DMD, MSD, FACP

"CAD/CAM fabricated complete dentures: A new paradigm in Removable Prosthodontics"

Dr. Baba received his DMD degree from the University of Montreal in 1996.  He completed a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Prosthodontics and a Masters degree in Restorative Sciences in Prosthodontics from Boston University School of Dentistry in 1999. Dr. Baba serves as a Professor in the Advanced Education program in Prosthodontics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry in the Comprehensive Dentistry Department, and maintains a part-time private practice in Glendale, CA.  He is currently the Immediate past President of the American College of Prosthodontists and an active member of various professional organizations and a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and the Academy of Prosthodontics. He is the author of numerous publications and lectures nationally and internationally.

Saturday, February 22, 2020


Vasilios Chronopoulos, DDS, MS, PhD

"Hindsight is 2020 - What have we learned about the predictability of Treatment Planning in Complex Restorations"

Dr. Vasilios Chronopoulos received his DDS from the University of Athens, Greece and his certificate in Prosthodontics from Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA. He has a MS and a PhD in Dental Biomaterials. Over the last two decades Dr. Chronopoulos has held several Full time and Honorary Academic positions in Greece, China, USA and Australia. He has authored and co-authored over 60 publications and lectures extensively nationally and internationally. He shares professional life between his Private Multi-disciplinary Dental Clinics in Athens, Greece and in the Gold Coast, Australia.


Carl Drago, DDS, MS, FACP

"Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Adventures in Implant Prosthodontics"

Dr. Drago graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and completed prosthodontic training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has practiced prosthodontics in group practice settings, worked in industry as a research director, in academics as a clinical associate professor at doctoral and post-doctoral levels, and currently serves as a section editor for the Journal of Prosthodontics. Dr. Drago will share his experiences in fixed prosthodontics over the past 40+ years and offer insights into clinical practice in the next decade.



"Implant Failures and Re-treatments in the Esthetic Zone: What Have We Learned?"

Dr. Bach Le completed his specialty training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University and is currently Clinical Associate Professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC.  Dr. Le has authored over 13 chapters in textbooks on bone regeneration and dental implants and has published extensively in peer-review journals. He has been a main podium speaker at numerous organizations including the AAOMS, Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American College of Prosthodontists, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontists, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.  Dr. Le was inducted as an Honorary Member of the American College of Prosthodontists and is a recipient of the Charles E. English Award in Clinical Science.  He is a Diplomate of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and holds Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.


Lyndon Cooper, DDS, PhD

"The patient/biomaterial interface; what side are we on?"

Dr. Lyndon Cooper is the Associate Dean for Research and Head of the Department of Oral Biology at University of Illinois School of Dentistry, Chicago.  He previously served as Stallings Distinguished Professor of Dentistry, Chairperson and Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  There he led Prosthodontists in the innovative use of digital technology,  promoted the careful use of dental implants in tooth replacement, and fostered a contemporary research environment. Dr. Cooper is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and served as the 2010 President of the American College of Prosthodontists and until 2018 he served as the Chair of the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation.   Presently, he continues as a lead member of the ACPEF Digital Dentistry Task Force.  He received the ACP’s 2004 Clinician/Researcher Award, the IADR’s 2009 Distinguished Scientist Award for Prosthodontics and Implantology, and the 2016 Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontists’ Schweitzer Award for Research.  Dr. Cooper most recently received the IADR/AO Osseointegration Innovation in Implant Sciences Award.  His research work is represented in over 160 peer-reviewed publications and 300 presentations. Dr. Cooper is a  nationally and internationally renowned speaker, providing presentations regarding both his research and clinical Prosthodontics topics.  Dr. Cooper’s broad clinical experience is focused on the replacement of missing teeth and complex dental reconstruction involving both teeth and implants with particular focus on esthetics. 


Martin Land, DDS, MSD 


Steven Rosenstiel, BDS, MSD

"Dentists' molar restoration choices and longevity: what’s changed in the last 15 years?"

Martin Land received his dental degree from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, in 1975. He holds a specialty certificate in Fixed and Removable Partial Prosthodontics and a Master of Science degree from Indiana University. He served as Postgraduate Prosthodontics Director and Chair of Fixed Prosthodontics at Loyola University Chicago, as Professor and Chair of Restorative Dentistry at Southern Illinois University, and presently is Clinical Professor in the Department of Reconstructive Sciences, School of Dental Medicine at UConn Health. Dr. Land has authored over fifty refereed publications, research abstracts, and book chapters, and is co-author and editor of “Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics” now in its fifth edition, and translated in ten languages. Dr. Land received the 2005 Stephen H. Leeper Award for Teaching Excellence recognizing educators having demonstrated vision and significant contributions to the advancement of dental education, and in 2017 was recognized by the Academy as recipient of the George Moulton Award. 

Stephen F. Rosenstiel B.D.S., M.S.D. is Professor Emeritus of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, where he maintains an intramural prosthodontic practice.  He is a 1973 dental graduate of Birmingham University in England and completed his Masters in Prosthodontics at Indiana University in 1977.  He taught fixed prosthodontics at the University of Florida and University of London before joining Ohio State in 1985. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Past-President and current Secretary of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, Past-President of The Carl O Boucher Conference the Prosthodontics Group of the International Association for Dental Research, the John F. Johnston Society for Advance Prosthodontics and the Fixed Prosthodontic Section, American Dental Education Association. He is an author of the textbook Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics, the fifth edition of which was published in 2015.  The textbook has sold over 60,000 copies, is used in many dental schools and has been translated into ten languages.  He has authored over 180 scientific articles and abstracts, principally on the fracture properties of dental ceramics and dental esthetics.


Matt Roberts

"Aesthetics in the digital age"

Matt Roberts started working as a laboratory technician in his father’s dental office in the 1970’s. He opened CMR Dental Lab in Idaho Falls in 1979. His passion for learning advanced techniques in aesthetic dentistry has driven his career path since then. Matt is an accredited member of the AACD and a member of the AAED, he lectures internationally and teaches hands on courses in his Idaho Falls facility and at the L.D. Pankey Institute. He works on many editorial teams in dentistry and teaches extensively to share his passion for dentistry. He currently works with many manufactures and software companies to develop new digital dental techniques to improve the future of dentistry and laboratory technology. Aside from dentistry, his passions for skiing, flying, mountain biking and fly fishing occupy his time near his home in Teton Valley Idaho. 


Daniel Galindo, DDS, FACP

"Lessons Learned in Immediately-Loaded Full-Arch Implant Reconstructions: When The Fundamentals Matter"

Dr. Daniel F. Galindo received his dental degree from Universidad Javeriana School of Dentistry in Bogota, Colombia and his certificate in prosthodontics from the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center. He served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and is currently Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health. Dr. Galindo is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and the International College of Dentists (ICD) and an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the American Prosthodontic Society and the International Team for Implantology (ITI). He is in full-time private practice in Phoenix, Arizona, limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry. Dr. Galindo has authored numerous scientific publications in the fields of prosthodontics and implant dentistry and has lectured at national and international meetings. 

Reserve Speakers


Steven Morgano, DMD

"Post-and-core restorations—Myths vs reality" 

The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics designates this activity for 13.5 continuing education credits. The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics is a recognized national sponsor by FAGD/MAGD #214695. AAFP is an IRS approved not-for-profit organization registered in the State of Illinois #23-7349704. Recognition Standards and Procedures, April 2010, p. 20.