Meet the Renowned Speakers of the 2019 Scientific Program

Naoki Aiba 

Naoki Aiba, CDT

DENTSCAPE: Dental Photography for Dentist-Laboratory Communication

A ceramist and professional photographer, Naoki Aiba graduated from the Dental Technology Program at the Aichi Gakuin University in Nagoya, Japan, in 1982, and completed the post-graduate ceramics course at the Tokai Dental Technicians School in 1986. He received the “Young Speaker of the Year Award” by the ISDC in 1989, and selected to be a member of Oral Design in 1992. He has lectured in more than 30 countries. Currently serves as a member of the editorial board for QDT. He maintains his laboratory, Science Art in Monterey, California, and offers DENTSCAPE Continuum at his teaching facility, Oral Design Center Monterey.


Gerard J. Chiche, DDS

Esthetic Full-Mouth Rehabilitations

Dr. Chiche is the Thomas P. Hinman Endowed Chair in Restorative Dentistry, and the Director of the Center for Esthetic & Implant Dentistry at Augusta University, Dental College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and is also the author of two textbooks: Esthetics of Anterior Fixed Restorations, and Smile Design - A guide for Clinician, Ceramist and Patient both published by Quintessence Pub. Co. He became in 2009 the first recipient of the Endowed Chair sponsored by the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society.


Sillas Duarte, DDS, MS, PhD

Clinical Solutions for Esthetic Adhesive Rehabilitations

Dr. Duarte is Associate Professor and Chairman, Division of Restorative Sciences, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California. Dr. Duarte is also Director of the Advanced Program in Operative and Adhesive Dentistry, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California and he is the editor-in-chief of Quintessence of Dental Technology (QDT). Dr. Duarte serves on the editorial boards of other journals, and has lectured and published nationally and internationally on esthetic dentistry and adhesion. He has been involved in teaching cutting edge clinical techniques and technologies related to esthetic and adhesive dentistry. Dr. Duarte's scientific work has been supported by governmental and commercial grants and he serves as a consultant for several manufacturers. His researches focus on bonding to dental structures, composites, and ceramics.


Daniel Edelhoff, CDT, DMD, PhD

Different types of Zirconia Ceramics and its Application – From Implant Abutment to Multi-Unit FDPs

Daniel Edelhoff is currently the Director and Chair at the Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich, Germany. He is a board certified Specialist in Prosthodontics and President of the Association of Dental Technology (ADT), member of the advisory board of the DGPro, Associate Member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED) and International College of Dentists (ICD). Daniel Edelhoff received three “Best Teacher” awards in 2011, 2012, and 2013 by the dental students and the Bavarian Association of Dentists. Since 2014 he is Active Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED), as well as Associate Editor of the multidisciplinary international research journal Clinical Oral Investigations. Since 2016 he has been the President of the German Association of Dental Technology (ADT). 


Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD

How to Encourage Incisal Migration of Soft Tissue Around both Teeth and Implants That Are Restored With Single Crowns in the Esthetic Zone

Dr. Goodacre is a Diplomate and Past-President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American College of Prosthodontists, and Past President of the Academy of Prosthodontics. He is a member of the FOR Board of Directors (Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation) and Chairs the FOR Education Council.  He currently holds the title of Distinguished Professor and teaches in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at Loma Linda University and maintains a prosthodontic practice.


Jim Janakievski, DDS, MSD

Autotransplantation of Premolars to replace Traumatized Maxillary Incisors in the Growing Patient

Jim Janakievski received his D.D.S. from the University of Toronto, which was followed by a general practice residency. After several years in general practice, he completed his postgraduate training at the University of Washington, where he received a certificate in Periodontology with a M.S.D. degree and a fellowship in Prosthodontics. He continues to teach as an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology and has been invited to present at national and international conferences. Dr. Janakievski is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is a reviewer for several dental journals and has published in the area of interdisciplinary dentistry, dental implants and tooth autotransplantation. In addition, Dr. Janakievski participates in practice based clinical research through the McGuire Institute. He maintains a private practice in Tacoma, Washington.


Joseph Kan, DDS, MS

Management of Vertical Tissue Defects in the Esthetics Zone: Science, Art & Limitations

Dr. Kan completed Prosthodontics and Implant Surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, He is a Professor and maintains a private practice.


Sonia Leziy, DDS, Dipl Perio, FCDS (BC), FRCD (C)

New Surgical Concepts and Technologies: Creating Clear Lines of Communication between the Periodontist and the Restoring Dentist

Dr. Sonia Leziy received her dental degree from McGill University in 1989 and subsequently completed a general practice residency program at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. Her post-graduate degree in periodontics was completed at the University of British Columbia in 1993.  


Jaime Lozada, DDS

3D Printing Technology in Surgical Implant Dentistry

Dr. Lozada is professor and director of the Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry where he also received his Certificate in Implant Dentistry (87) and Prosthodontics (95).  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Implant Dentistry, past president of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Oral Implantology and a member of the American Board of Dental Specialties.


Jacinthe M. Paquette, DDS

Precision in Planning/ Precision in Care Optimizing Outcomes in Dental Implant Treatment

Dr. Jacinthe M. Paquette maintains a private prosthodontic practice in Newport Beach, California and is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader and educator in Esthetic Dentistry, Prosthodontics, and Implant Dentistry. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Paquette is the President of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and is Past President of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics. She has served on the Editorial Council for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry since 2008. She is also a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Paquette has authored numerous research and clinical articles on her areas of expertise and co-authored several textbook chapters. She is Co-Executive Director of the Newport Coast Oral Facial Institute, a non-profit international teaching facility for dentists and dental technicians located in Newport Beach, California. 


Jeffrey S Rouse, DDS

Airway Prosthodontics: An Introduction to the Future of Dentistry

Jeffrey S. Rouse, D.D.S. maintains a private practice in San Antonio, Texas and practices with Drs. Gregg Kinzer and Frank Spear in Seattle, Washington. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and a Resident Faculty member at the Spear Education Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Thomas Salinas, DDS

Clinical Applications of Porcelain Fused to Metal Restorations: The Tried and True Experience for Full Arch and Maxillofacial Defects

Thomas Salinas is Professor of Dentistry at the Mayo Clinic, where his time is dedicated to rehabilitation of patients with complex care needs.  A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he received prosthodontic training at Louisiana State University Health Science Center and maxillofacial prosthetic fellowship from MD Anderson Cancer Center. He serves as program director for Advanced Prosthodontics Education. He has authored over 75 publications related to prosthodontics and interdisciplinary care.  His research interests are biomaterial behavior and clinical outcome studies. 

Reserve Speaker: Dr. Nadim Baba 

The Restoration of Non-Vital Teeth: Update on Structural Characteristics and Treatment Considerations


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