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Dr. Panos Papaspyridakos DDS, MS, PhD
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Dr. Panos Papaspyridakos serves as an Associate Professor of Postgraduate Prosthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and a visiting Associate Professor at the University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health. Additionally, he maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in Boston. Dr. Papaspyridakos has authored more than 100 articles, abstracts and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks and he frequently lectures in national and international dental meetings.

 


Dr. Carlo Ercoli DDS, MBA

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Dr. Carlo Ercoli obtained his dental degree from the University of Siena, Italy in 1993. He specialized in Prosthodontics in 1996 at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York. In 2012, he achieved specialty certification in Periodontology at the University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health. In 2019, he obtained his MBA from the Simon Business School of the University of Rochester. He is currently Professor, and Chairman of the Prosthodontic Specialty Training Program at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health and a faculty member of the Periodontology Program.
Dr. Ercoli is a diplomate of the American Boards of Prosthodontics and Periodontology and has served on numerous dental organizations. He is a Past President of the American Prosthodontic Society, Executive Council Member of the Academy of Prosthodontics, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and a Honorary Member of the Italian Academy of Prosthodontics.

 


Dr. Stavros Pelekanos Dr Med Dent, D.D.S.

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Dr. Stavros Pelekanos received his undergraduate degree in Dentistry (D.D.S.) 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 in 2012 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 courses) lecturing internationally and performing hands on courses on implants, aesthetics 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 3 chapters in books.

 


Dr. Will Martin DMD, MS, FACP

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Clinical Professor, Director, Center for Implant Dentistry Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University of Florida College of Dentistry

Will Martin, DMD, MS, is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry. He received his DMD from the University of Florida and completed his MS and Certificate in Prosthodontics from Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Martin joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 1999 and currently serves as the Director of the Center for Implant Dentistry. Dr. Martin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, International College of Dentists, International Team for Implantology and Associate Fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics. Dr. Martin has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts. He has co-authored several textbooks on implant dentistry, specifically the ITI Treatment Guide Vol.1, S.A.C. Classification in Implant Dentistry and most recently the ITI Treatment Guide Vol.10. He is the Chairman of the Section USA of the ITI and maintains a part-time practice limited to Prosthodontics within the Center for Implant Dentistry. He lectures both nationally and internationally on esthetic and implant dentistry.

 


Dr. Luiz H. Gonzaga DDS, MS

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Luiz H. Gonzaga, DDS, MS graduated from the Catholic University of Brasilia College of Dentistry in 2004. After working in private practice and taking perio/implants CE courses for one year he was accepted for the Implant/Periodontic specialty training, graduating in 2009. Dr. Gonzaga was awarded with the ITI scholarship in 2009 and completed his Implant fellowship the next year. He completed a residency program and Maters in Prosthodontics from the University of Florida in 2014. Currently he is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Center for Implant Dentistry. Dr. Gonzaga is a ITI speaker and Fellow of the International Team for Implantology, a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, and the Academy of Osseointegration

 


Dr. Mario Imburgia DDS, PhD

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Dr. Mario Imburgia holds several honors including:
Graduated with honors in Dentistry.
Doctorate research in Periodontology (University of Palermo - Italy).
Active member of the AIOP (Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry) in 2017, and board member of the Digital Dentistry Society.
Assistant Clinical Teacher at the University of Warwick 2011-2014 (Coventry - UK). Visiting Professor at the "City of London" Dental School (London - United Kingdom) and at BPP University (London - United Kingdom).
Lecturer at the Master Course in Esthetic & Digital Dentistry (University of Siena), master course in Digital Dentistry (University of Rome 'La Sapienza’), course of Higher Education in Digital Dentistry (University of Insubria, Varese ), Master in Digital Dentistry (University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan), and at the Master course in Esthetic Dentistry (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”).
Visiting professor at the International Master in Prosthodontic Sciences Dentistry (University of Siena - Prof. Marco Ferrari).
Adjunct Associate Professor - Eastman Institute for Oral Health - Department of Prosthodontics - University of Rochester.
Author of the book "iPad in Dentistry - Digital communication for the patient and for the team" published by Quintessence Publishing. Private practice in Palermo and Milan (Italy). 


 

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani DDS, MSD

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Dr Mitrani received his DDS degree from the Unitec University of México City; a certificate in Prosthodontics as well as a Master of Science in Dentistry from the University of Washington, where he served as the Graduate Prosthodontics program’s assistant director during the year of 2001.
He currently holds academic affiliations at the University of Washington, and is a resident faculty at SPEAR Education in Scottsdale Arizona
He is a member of several organizations including the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.
He is part of the editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry (JERD), The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (JCD) and Compendium, as well as the Executive director of Spear Digest.
Dr Mitrani has authored numerous scientific publications and chapters in textbooks in the fields of Implant Prosthodontics and Aesthetic dentistry and has given close to 600 lectures around the globe, maintaining a private practice limited to Prosthodontics, Implants and Aesthetic dentistry in Mexico City.



Dr. Steven Sadowsky DDS, MS, FACD

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Dr. Sadowsky is professor and director of implant education in the department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He was in full-time private practice limited to prosthodontics for 35 years. Dr. Sadowsky is past-president of the American Prosthodontic Society and president of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics, as well as fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics and the American College of Prosthodontists. He has directed the American College of Prosthodontists Annual Review Course for 5 years. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontists and has been invited to sit on the editorial review boards of The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, and the International Journal of Prosthodontics. He is Abstract Editor of the International Journal of Prosthodontics and has been appointed to the editorial council of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Dr. Sadowsky has published 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals, mainly on the topic of implant dentistry. He is the 2016 American College of Prosthodontists recipient of the Presidential Citation and the 2018 recipient of the Ken Wical Award for Excellence in Prosthodontics. Dr. Sadowsky has edited a book, titled Evidence-based Implant Treatment Planning and Clinical Protocols. He was a visiting scholar for six months at Stanford University in 2018-19.


 

Dr. Jonathan Esquivel DDS

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Dr. Jonathan Esquivel is a Nicaraguan native. His passion for dentistry is the driving force that pushes his pursuit of excellence in dental treatment, patient care and academics. He received his dental training at Universidad Americana in his hometown of Managua, Nicaragua. After graduating from dental school, he joined his father’s practice for 4 years. His growing passion for prosthetics, however, drove him to pursue specialty training in prosthodontics at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. After graduating from the prosthodontics residency in 2013, he continued his training in the esthetics and surgical implant fellowship at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Throughout his career as an educator he has won numerous awards including "The Golden Apple, excellence in teaching award in 2016" along with being named honorary faculty member for the C Edmund Kells Honorary society and faculty member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, Theta Kappa Chapter. He has been selected on multiple occasions to participate in the "white coat ceremony", an honor bestowed upon respected faculty members. He has also been awarded a Professorship in Prosthodontics. Dr. Esquivel is currently an Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics at Louisiana State University where he teaches in both the pre doctoral students and postgraduate residents. He has lectured nationally and internationally to respected societies and study clubs on dental implant therapy and dental esthetics.


 

Dr. Ramón Gómez Meda DDS

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Degree in Dentistry, University of Santiago de Compostela

Thesis Award from the Autonomous Community of Galicia for Academic Excellence.

Grant from the College of Dentists of Cordoba to the best Academic record among the Spanish Dental Schools

Grant from the Rhone Poulenc- Rourer Foundation for Research

Master in Occlusion and Temporo-mandibular Dysfunction

Ex-partner of the departments of Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics and Surgery at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Postgraduate training in Orthodontics with Prof. David Suarez Quintanilla. University of Santiago de Compostela

Post-graduate in Periodontics and Implantology.

He has published many articles, mainly about hard and soft tissue management in the esthetic area

Dr MEDA has been lecturing extensively in Asia, Europe, North and South America giving more than 300 lectures about Periodontics, Implantology and Aesthetic Multidisciplinary treatments, and training hundreds of doctors in his Institute throughout hands-on courses and clinical residencies.

His private practice in Ponferrada (Spain) is focused in the multidisciplinary ortho-perio-prostho management of complex cases

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