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Meisinger's Key Opinion Leaders


 

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Tarun Agarwal, DDS

Tarun Agarwal, DDS is considered one of the top dentists in the country. He is a recognized speaker, author, and dental leader. He has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, and News 14 Carolina. Dr. Agarwal has been awarded '40 under 40' Business Leaders by the Triangle Business Journal. He is regularly invited to teach other dentists around the world and recently built a training center within the practice dedicated to sharing his expertise. Most importantly, he is a loving husband and dedicated father of three wonderful children. His biggest accolade was being voted 'Best Dad in the World' by 2 of his 3 kids. Dr. Agarwal is passionate about dentistry, in fact, dentistry runs in his family. His father was a dentist in India and his younger brother is an Oral Surgeon in Washington, DC.


Brian Baliwas, DDS

Dr. Baliwas received his undergraduate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UC Davis, followed by post-baccalaureate studies in Human Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Oregon. He received his doctorate in dentistry from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, where he graduated with high honors and was elected to join both Omicron Kappa and Tau Kappa Omega dental honor societies. He has received several awards for his outstanding clinical work in the areas of esthetic dentistry, oral implantology, restorative dentistry, and endodontics. As an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, and several study clubs throughout the Bay Area. Dr. Baliwas strives to surround himself with some of the best practitioners in the field.

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Dr. Farhad Boltchi

Farhad E. Boltchi DMD, MS

Dr. Boltchi received his dental degree from the Medical University of Hannover in Germany and a Certificate in Periodontics associated with a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Boltchi is a faculty member of SPEAR/CerecDoctors.com, and also maintains a full-time private practice in Periodontics and Dental implants in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. He teaches and lectures extensively both nationally and internationally on the topics of advanced Periodontics and Dental Implants with a special emphasis on Esthetic Implant Dentistry, Periodontal Plastic Surgical Procedures, and digital implant dentistry and is also actively involved with clinical research projects in these topics. Dr. Boltchi has achieved Board Certification status with the American Board of Periodontology and is a fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).


Daniel Butterman, DDS

Dr. Butterman has been providing comprehensive dental care to our family of patients for twenty-five years. He performs all aspects of cosmetic and general dentistry, including implants and root canal therapy. Because your comfort is our primary concern, we provide nitrous oxide and relaxation medication to those patients who choose sedation dentistry to be more at ease during their treatment. Dr. Butterman combines the latest dental technology with compassion to create healthy, beautiful smiles. He truly cares that you are comfortable with your smile–that your smile makes you look and feel great. From dental emergencies to cosmetic dentistry, he is always ready to help!

Dr. Daniel Butterman


Dr. Greg Campbell

Greg Campbell, DDS

Greg Campbell, D.D.S. is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert on Integrating CAD/CAM dentistry into offices and is frequently sought out by industry leaders to lecture about digital dentistry. Dr. Campbell is highly entertaining and has an expansive understanding of CAD/CAM technology. He has helped develop seamless protocols for “Computer Guided Implant Surgery”; he trains other dentists how to use this technology and is a certified advanced and basic CEREC trainer for Patterson Dental. Dr. Campbell is a Beta tester for Dentsply Sirona, Ivoclar and has authored two books on CAD/CAM dentistry. Dr. Campbell graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and completed advanced training in cosmetic dentistry at UCLA.


Daniel Cullum, DDS

Dr. Daniel Cullum completed his DDS with distinction at the University of Alberta, Canada and residency training at Westchester Medical Center, New York. Dr. Cullum is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is on faculty as a Visiting Lecturer at Loma Linda University, Department of Oral  and Maxillofacial Surgery and UCLA, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He speaks internationally and has contributed articles and textbook chapters on implant reconstruction. At Implants Northwest (Coeur d’Alene, ID), he practices Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with emphasis on immediate and minimally invasive techniques in esthetic implant reconstruction. Dr. Cullum is also president of Implants Northwest LIVE Learning Center, which emphasizes training in advanced techniques for surgeon/restorative teams using LIVE surgery and hands-on application.

Dr. Daniel Cullum


Dr. Scott D. Ganz

Scott D. Ganz, DMD

Dr. Scott D. Ganz graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry - now Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in NJ and then completed a three-year specialty program in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Ganz is well-published in the scientific literature including contributions to 15 professional textbooks. He delivers presentations both nationally and internationally as a featured speaker on the Prosthetic and Surgical phases of Implant Dentistry, and is considered one of the world’s leading experts in the field of Computer Utilization for Diagnostic, Graphical, Interactive Treatment Planning, CBCT, and CAD CAM Applications in Dentistry. He has been a featured speaker for most major organizations including AO, AAID, AAOMS, ICOI, EAO, AACD, & AAED. He currently serves as Editor-n-Chief of Cone Beam International Magazine of Cone Beam Dentistry, Assistant Editor for the peer-reviewed journal, Implant Dentistry, Associate Editor, BMC Oral Health, Digital Dentistry Section, current President of the Digital Dental Society - USA, and Co-Director of Advanced Implant Education.


Giles B Horrocks DDS, MS

Giles B. Horrocks DDS, MS is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry. He completed his specialty training in Periodontology in the Department of Medicine and Surgery at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Horrocks received a Masters of Science degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Colorado and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has spoken nationally and internationally on Advanced Piezosurgery and Controlled Assisted Ridge Expansion (CARE). He has written a chapter on “Piezo-Assisted Ridge Expansion” in a textbook on advanced piezosurgery and has a recent publication in the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry on the CARE approach to Ridge Expansion. He has just recently published a chapter on periodontal and peri-implant soft tissue surgery in the Wiley textbook Minimally Invasive Surgery for Dental Implants. He limits his practice to Periodontics with a focus on dental implant related surgery. 

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Dr. Jedediah Huss

Jedediah Huss, DDS

Dr. Jedediah V. Huss received his doctorate in dental surgery from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. He currently holds the status of Master with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and is an official Nobel Biocare lecturer regarding implant dentistry. Dr. Huss has published multiple articles  related to dental implants and is the founder of Restored Smiles which allows him the freedom to lecture and educate his peers nationally to turn knowledge into action in the everyday dental practice. Dr. Huss currently practices within Los Angeles and Ventura county and dedicates much of his efforts within his offices toward cosmetic and implant dentistry while offering I.V. sedation. Dr. Huss seeks for opportunities to serve those within his community and afar. You can follow him and view many of his surgical and cosmetic cases on [email protected]


Fouad Khoury, D.M.D., PH.D., Prof., Dr. Med. Dent.

Prof. Dr. Khoury received his dental education at the St. Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. Specialization in Oral Surgery at the Universities of Freiburg and Muenster, Germany. He was assistant Professor at the University of Muenster completing his PhD and scientific habilitation Degree. He is since 1994 full professor at the Department of Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery of the University of Muenster and Chairman of the Privatklinik Schloss Schellenstein, Olsberg, Germany. Prof. Khoury has several patents, more than 110 Publications, 3 Textbooks and 800 lectures / courses and is member of Editorial Board of different journals.

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Dr. James Klim

James Klim, DDS

Founded and directed by James Klim DDS, the Klim Institute/CADStar’s is a dental postgraduate center with the purpose to develop and educate dentists and the dental team on systematic techniques to simplify chairside 3D and CAD/CAM (CEREC) dentistry though hands-on courses and online CEREC training. With over 30 years of experience in adhesive and ceramic dentistry, Dr. Klim is respected for his sound restorative clinical and adhesive techniques that will make the dental restorative CAD/CAM process predictable for success in;the clinical theater.


Athas Kometas, DMD, PA

Dr. Kometas earned his dental degree from the University of Florida Dental School graduating with High Honors ( top 5% ). Upon graduation he was selected for a General Practice Residency in the US Navy under the tutelage of a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. The residency’s primary focus was comprehensive care and maxillofacial prosthetics. Dr. Kometas embraced the comprehensive approach and furthered his education at the prestigious Pankey institute in Key Biscayne, FL, emphasizing treatment of the whole patient. Presently, Dr. Kometas completes an excess of continuing education hours. He remains an ardent participant in the Spear Dental Study Cub which embraces complete evaluation and care individualized to each patient’s wants and needs. Dr. Kometas’ advanced training, attention to detail, and high level of experience enable his delivery of superior dental care in restorations and esthetics.

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Dr. Justin D. Moody

Justin D. Moody, DDS

Justin D. Moody, DDS is an internationally known dentist, entrepreneur, instructor and speaker in the fields of dentistry, practice management, technology and implantology. Dr. Moody has practices in Nebraska and South Dakota and is the founder of South Dakota Dental Implant Center, a leading midwest dental CE provider. Dr. Moody knows how important dental continuing education is as well as the need for mentorship and handson training. His conversational, real-life approach solidifies his educational philosophy.


Robert Pauley, DMD

Dr. Robert Pauley is a 1988 graduate of the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry. He has practiced dentistry in the Atlanta area for the last twenty-three years. He has worked in private practice in the Smyrna and Union City areas providing quality care to his patients. Dr. Pauley has a passion for educating his patients and providing thorough treatment plans to help his patients visualize and achieve their optimal health. Dr.Pauley wants each patient to leave his office knowing that they are receiving the highest quality clinical care possible. Dedicated to staying on top of the latest dental technology and treatments Dr. Pauley is currently enrolled in the Advanced Dental Implant Studies program. He completed the MCG/AAID 300 hour maxi-course in implant dentistry in 2009 and is currently involved as a coach/mentor in the 2015 Maximus Implant Program.

Dr. Robert Pauley


Dr. Stavros Pelekanos

Stavros Pelekanos, DDS

Dr. Stavros Pelekanos received his undergraduate degree in Dentistry (D.D.S.) in 1991 from the University of Athens, Greece. In 1993, he obtained his doctoral degree in Prosthodontics (Dr. med. dent.) from the University of Freiburg (Prof. Dr. J.R. Strub), Germany. Following his professional training, Dr. Pelekanos established a private practice in Athens, oriented towards prosthodontics, implantology and esthetic dentistry. In 2002, he was appointed full-time Lecturer at the Department of Prosthodontics, Dental School, University of Athens, Greece, and is now Assistant Professor in the same department. Since 2013 he is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED). His professional affiliations include: the International College of Prosthodontics (ICP), European Prosthodontic Association (EPA), Greek Prosthodontic Association and many others. He is a faculty member of gIDE Institute (Global Institute of Dental Education, Los Angeles, California) and Dental Tribune CME, lecturing internationally and performing hands on courses on implants, esthetics and restorative procedures. In 2008 and 2011, Dr. Pelekanos received second and first prize at the scientific award competition of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry held in Madrid, Spain and Istanbul, Turkey respectively. To date he has published over twenty articles in peer reviewed journals and 2 chapters in books.

 


Peyman Raissi, DDS

Dr. Peyray, as he is more affectionately known, graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2014. Upon graduation, he began a brief stint with Affordable Dentures and Implants, and in just weeks became one of the biggest producing dentists in the practice. Additionally, he was able to complete 900 hours of CE in his two years there. After two years, Raissi’s passion to keep pushing himself led him to start his own practice in Nashville, Tennessee. Now in its second year, My New Smile continues to thrive under Dr. Raissi’s leadership. Dr. Peyray is a coveted speaker, podcaster, photographer, educator and a founding member of the mold-breaking dentistry conference Dental Influencer Alliance (DIA).

Dr. Peyman Riassi


Dr. John Russo

John Russo, DDS, MHS

John Russo, DDS, MHS is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He completed his periodontal training and earned a Master in Health Sciences degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Russo is a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is in private practice in Sarasota, FL, and is a clinical assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Division of Periodontics. He is an author and an international lecturer on bone grafting and dental implant surgery. Dr. Russo serves on the Executive Council for the Southern Academy of Periodontology, Council / Section Editor for Implant Dentistry, and Editorial Board of Journal of Clinical and Practical Oral Implantology. He also served as program chair for the International Congress of Oral Implantologists Spring Symposium 2010. Dr. Russo is the course director for a bone and soft tissue hands-on cadaver course held at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Russo is a consultant/speaker for several dental implant related companies and also holds a patent for the processing of placental tissue used in dentistry.


Grant Selig, DDS

Dr. Grant Selig has successfully placed more than 30,000 implants in over twenty-nine years. These applications ranged from edentulous ridges to partially edentulous sites, including multiple grafting procedures with sinus lifts and hip grafts. During this time he has lectured and trained implant clinicians worldwide, contributed, produced or been involved with the development of various products and significant surgical techniques, currently in use today for numerous implant manufacturers. Dr. Selig was a clinical adviser for the development of a leading manufacturer’s dental implant and surgical kit. He provided a plethora of data on the immediate placement of dental implants into fresh extraction sites more than two decades ago. He was the first to pioneer the surgical technique of determining single-stage vs. two a stage procedures, by the implementation of a torque device. This modality is currently advocated in the surgical protocols of various implant companies and is used by clinicians worldwide every day.

Dr. Grant Selig


Dr. Istvan Urban

Istvan Urban, DMD

Dr. Urban received his DMD degree and subsequently his MD degree from Semmelweis University School of Medicine and Dentistry (Budapest, Hungary) in 1991 and 1996. He completed a full time program in oral surgery at St. Istvan Hospital in Budapest, Hungary (1992-1996). He completed his internship program in Periodontics at UCLA. After he graduated from the Fellowship Program (1999-2000) in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, he was appointed assistant professor the following year. Dr. Urban teaches implant dentistry in the graduate program at Loma Linda University. He is licensed in the state of California (USA) and has a private practice in Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Urban received his PhD degree in Periodontology in 2012 at the University of Szeged, Hungary. He is currently an honorary professor at the University of Szeged.

 

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