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Dr. Lee Ann Brady, DMD - April 7, 2021


Dr. Lee Ann Brady is a privately practicing dentist and nationally recognized educator, lecturer and author. With an extensive history in leadership, she is currently Executive Director and Director of Education of the Pankey Institute. Dr. Brady has also developed a vast library of online instruction at leeannbrady.com and restorativenation.com. She practices in Glendale Arizona, is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Inside Dentistry and Dentaltown Magazine.

*Instructor has disclosed Affiliation/Financial Interest with the following company: The Pankey Institute 

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Dr. Carlo Poggio DDS, MSc, PhD - May 5, 2021


Dr. Carlo Poggio is Secretary American Prosthodontic Society (APS), Fellow Academy of Prosthodontics, Past President Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry (AIOP), Fellow Italian Society of Periodontology (SIdP), Fellow Italian Society of Orthodontics (SIDO), Visiting Professor University of Rochester (NY).

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Dr. Mirela Feraru - June 2, 2021


Mirela Feraru, D.M.D. graduated in 2005 from the Dental Faculty of the Timisoara University, Romania.

An integral part of the Bichacho Clinic team since 2009, focusing on Interdisciplinary Modalities, she has in-depth knowledge and experience in all fields of Perio-Prosthetic Esthetic Dentistry, concentrating on Restorative and Perioplastic surgery treatments.

As well as publishing internationally, she pursues her passion for sharing her experience and skills with others by lecturing, teaching and mentoring all over the world on complex Esthetic Restorative Treatments and Interdisciplinary Perio-Prosthetic Concepts and Treatment.

In addition, Dr. Feraru has acquired extensive experience in high-quality dental photographic documentation and has been sharing it with colleagues world-wide through lectures and workshops. She has also authored the bestseller book “Dental Visualization”, published by Quintessence Publishing in 2018.

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Mr. Minh Tran - July 7, 2021


Minh Tran is a 2nd generation dental technician from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. With 15+ years of experience, primarily as a CAD/CAM dental technician, Minh was one of the first users of 3shape Dental System in Canada and brings a wealth of knowledge. He is a lecturer, trainer, and has been a speaker, consultant, and technical advisor for multiple companies including 3shape, Asiga, core3dcentres North America, Fullcontour, Pritidenta, DAL, Medentika, and Abutment Direct.

Minh has served on the program advisory committee of St. Clair College in his hometown of Windsor to develop a new Dental Laboratory Technology program. Minh is a member of the American Prosthodontic Society and currently serves on the communications committee. He is also the founder and creative director of DentalTechTips, an online independent publication and blog focusing on unbiased product reviews, offering tips, tricks, tutorials, and the latest and greatest in the dental laboratory industry.




Mr. Nondas Vlachopoulos - July 7, 2021

Nondas Vlachopoulos was born in Toronto, Canada.

He graduated from the school of dental technology in 1985. He then acquired a BSc Hons from the School of Dental Technology of the Technological Educational Institution of Athens (1989).

In 1990, he established his own dental laboratory “AestheticLab” in Athens. Since 2001, he has been Opinion Leader for Noritake Dental and MPF Brush Co. in Greece.

Since May 2014 he is an editorial reviewer at the AACD’s Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (jCD).

He specializes in aesthetic all-ceramic and implant restorations.

His laboratory collaborates with the Dental School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and its postgraduate programs of Dental Prosthodontics and Dental Surgery, as well as with the Department of Prosthodontics of the Eastman Institute of Oral Health of the University of Rochester and Chicago, USA.

Since September 2015, he is cooperating to the practical education of the Postgraduate program leading to a Master of Science Degree in dental Biomaterials/Materials of Dental Technology. The program is operated by The Department of Dental Technology of the Technological Institution of Athens in conjunction with the Dental School of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Nondas Vlachopoulos is leading many educational hands-on courses in Greece and worldwide (USA, South America, Europe, Asia and Middle East). He is invited to lecture on dental aesthetics at international meetings and congresses. He has published articles in Greek and international Dental Technology journals.

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Daniele Manfredini, DDS, MSc, PhD, Dr Ortho - September 8, 2021


Daniele Manfredini received his DDS from the University of Pisa, Italy in 1999, a MSc in Occlusion and Craniomandibular Disorders in 2001 from the same University, a PhD in Dentistry from the ACTA Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 2011, and a Post-Graduation Specialty in Orthodontics from the University of Ferrara, Italy, in 2017.

He was a clinical fellow at the Section of Prosthetic Dentistry, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pisa, Italy until 2005. Since 2006, Daniele Manfredini has been Assistant Professor and coordinator of the research projects at the TMD Clinic, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Padova, Italy, and he held teachings in Prosthodontics and TMJ Physiopathology, and in Bruxism and Parafunctions at the School of Dentistry, University of Padova until 2016. Currently, Daniele Manfredini holds teaching in Oral Physiology and in Clinical Gnathology at the School of Dentistry, University of Siena, Italy.

On January 2017, the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) appointed him as a Full Professor by scientific merit at the age of 41.

Daniele Manfredini authored more than 200 papers in the field of bruxism and temporomandibular disorders in journals indexed in the Medline database (Scopus H-index=40). He also edited, among the others, the book “Current concepts on temporomandibular disorders” (Quintessence Publishing, 2010), including contributions from 45 world-renowned experts, and co-authored several textbooks on the same topics.

Based on publication ratings, since November 2013, the US agency Expertscape has been ranking Prof. Manfredini as world #1 expert in the field of temporomandibular joint disorders, and, since November 2018, also as #1 in the field of bruxism.

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Celebrating Young Clinicians - September 25, 2021


1st Forum: Having Fun with Dentistry

Drs. Stanley and Rossopolous will discuss several important factors to consider at the beginning of one’s career. 


  1. Create a system for processing thoughts at the beginning of the career
  2. Is the speed of systems important
  3. How changing your thought process can enhance you practice process

Dr. Miguel Stanley is a dental surgeon with a passion for complex oral rehabilitation, who has a team of highly specialized dentists that focus on  everything from basic family dentistry to full mouth complex oral cosmetic rehabilitation. A trained implant surgeon and cosmetic dentist that  graduated in 1998, Dr Stanley has become a recognized opinion leader in the field of both cosmetic dentistry and complex implant surgery. Being the first Portuguese dental XP expert since 2009, for the past 16 years he has been lecturing around the world, sharing his passion for this field. In recent years Dr Stanley has transitioned his practice and his team into the digital era. Today he has a team entirely dedicated to the complete digital workflow in dentistry. He created the No Half Smiles philosophy and the Slow Dentistry concept. He's passionate about ethics and quality in dentistry. Dr Miguel loves to share his vision with the younger future generations of dentists. His license to practice in Portugal, UK and Dubai. Dr Stanley is also the first dentist to host the first ever documentary on National Geographic on dentistry.

*Instructor has disclosed Affiliation/Financial Interest with the following companies: Slow Dentistry, Biotech Dental, VOCO


Dr. Evangelos  Rossopoulos received his dental degree from the Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki (his hometown), Greece, in 1980. After practicing for a year at a remote mountain village, he decided to do an one-year General Dentistry residency at the world renowned Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York. He then went on and completed his three year prosthodontic residency and received his certificate in Prosthodontics. In addition, he joined the faculty and became a full time clinical instructor at the same institution until 1986 when he relocated to California and dedicated himself into his private practice. He holds faculty positions at the Eastman Institute of Oral Health and UCLA. Dr. Rossopoulos is a member of the American and International Colleges of Prosthodontists, American and International College of Dentists and the California and American Dental Associations. He currently serves as the President of the American Prosthodontic Society and is a member of the Board of Managers CDA Presents and a prosthodontist Lead at CDA Cares. He supports numerous charities, such as the Corona Host Lions, Dental Care International, Build your smile Dental Foundation (board-member, Chief of Global Development) and Olive Crest. He enjoys watching and playing basketball, listening to music and singing Greek songs with his guitar. Other than Dentistry, his passion is traveling abroad and experiencing different cultures and customs.

2nd Forum: Practice Transitions

Dr. Behrooz and Conrad Rensburg and Jack Marrano will discuss importance of proper transition to private practice and the incorporation of dental technology.


  1. Assist new dentist during the first steps of private practice
  2. Explore different dental tech systems that one should consider
  3. Discuss the importance of merging old and new technologies

Dr. Elahe Behrooz obtained her first DDS degree in Iran and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Eric Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. She obtained her second DDS degree from the University of Toronto (U of T) with honors and is a graduate of the Prosthodontic program at the U of T. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and has authored and co-authored multiple publications. She holds fellowship in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC(C)) and memberships of multiple organizations including the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), Ontario Dental Association (ODA), the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), the American Prosthodontic Society (APS), and the OKU honorary dental society. Her passion for prosthodontics extends to provide dental and specialty services in remote underserviced areas.




Conrad J Rensburg (CEO, Absolute Dental) and Jack Marrano (Director of Signature Prosthetics, Absolute Dental) have made it their focus to stay on the cutting edge of modern-day technologies for more than two decades. They have presented on the synergy between technical and clinical workflows created by these technologies at major events across the US. Their focus to stay abreast of this digital evolution has been paramount to the success of Absolute Dental Services clinicians. They can be contacted at absolutedentallab.

 *Conrad J Rensburg has disclosed Affiliation/Financial Interest with the following companies: Absolute Dental, Argen Corporation, Dentsply Sirona

 *Jack Marrano has disclosed Affiliation/Financial Interest with the following companies: Absolute Dental, Argen Corporation, MiYo liquid ceramics, Signature Prosthetics


3rd Forum: Being a Volunteer and a Leader

Drs. Barzilay and Lee and Mr. Kess will discuss the importance of nontraditional methods of practice and participation in outreach and organized dentistry.


  1. Learn different ways to provide treatment for those in need
  2. Explore pathways to leadership positions
  3. Encourage nontraditional involvement in the dental community

Dr. Izchak Barzilay received his DDS from the University of Toronto in 1983, a Certificate in Prosthodontics from the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, NY in 1986, and a MS from the University of Rochester in 1991. He is currently President of the American Prosthodontic Society; CEO of the Build Your Smile Dental Foundation, Toronto, ON; Head of the Division of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Prosthodontics of the Eastman Department of Dentistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Professor, George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, ON; Associate in Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Chief Examiner in Prosthodontics – Royal College of Dentists of Canada; He is past president of multiple Prosthodontic organizations and has received many teaching and research awards. He spends his time teaching, mentoring, volunteering on dental missions and is in private practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Toronto, ON.



Mr. Kess excels in forging public-private partnerships to address complex global health issues, such as advancing access to care through wellness, prevention, and treatment programs; strengthening emergency preparedness and relief; and building health care capacity. In this catalyst role, Mr. Kess conceives and advances innovative solutions that provide benefits to multiple stakeholders, shepherding these solutions from conceptualization to effective implementation. Mr. Kess also is co-founder of Henry Schein Cares, the Company's global corporate social responsibility program, and he serves as the Founding President of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.

*Instructor has disclosed Affiliation/Financial Interest with the following company: Henry Schein Inc.



Dr. Natasha Anne Lee is a general dentist and small business owner practicing in the Sunset District of San Francisco. She is a former President of the California Dental Association, and currently serves as the President of the San Francisco Dental Society and on the Board of Directors for the Dentists Insurance Company. She is a graduate of the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry where she teaches part-time as an Assistant Professor and Course Director of Dental Practice Management and Jurisprudence. She is passionate about organized dentistry and loves teaching and mentoring future generations of dentists. 

Dr. Nadim Z. Baba, DMD, MSD, FACP - October 6, 2021


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 Implant Dentistry 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 and Long Beach, CA. He is the 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 also the Associate Editor for the Aesthetics/Prosthetics/Restorative section at the Journal of Dental Traumatology and a reviewer for the Journal of Prosthodontics and the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Baba has received several honors and awards including: The David J. Baraban Award from Boston University, the Claude R. Baker Faculty award for Excellence in Teaching Predoctoral Fixed prosthodontics in 2009 from the AAFP, and the California dental Association Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty award in 2010.

He is the author of numerous publications and has recently published a book entitled “Restoration of Endodontically treated teeth: evidence-based diagnosis and treatment Planning” and has lectured nationally and internationally.

*Instructor has disclosed Affiliation/Financial Interest with the following company/institute: Loma Linda University

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Dr. Wei-Shao Lin - November 3, 2021


Dr. Wei-Shao Lin is an Associate Professor, Program Director in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, and Interim Chair, at the Department of Prosthodontics, Co-Director of the ITI Scholarship Center, and Center for Implant, Esthetic and Innovative Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry. He received the DDS in 2003 from Chung-Shan Medical University, Taiwan; Certificate in Prosthodontics and Certificate in Surgical Implant Fellowship at the University of Rochester in 2010.  Dr. Lin’s research interests include clinical dental implant research, ceramic restorations, and digital dentistry, and has published more than 60 research and clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Lin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Lin serves on several editorial boards and is a reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Journal of Prosthodontics, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, and Clinical Oral Implants Research. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Prosthodontics. He maintains an intramural dental implant and prosthodontics practice at the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

*Instructor has disclosed Affiliation/Financial Interest with the following company: Straumann

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Dr. Christian Coachman - December 1, 2021


Dr. Christian Coachman graduated in Dental Technology in 1995 and in Dentistry at the University of São Paulo/Brazil in 2002. He is the president of the Brazilian Society of Esthetic Dentistry and a member of the European and American Academies of Esthetic Dentistry, becoming the only dentist member of 3 of the most important esthetic dentistry academies in the world. 

In 2004, Dr. Coachman was invited by Drs. Goldstein, Garber, and Salama, to join Team Atlanta as the Head Ceramist of their laboratory – a position he held for 5 years. 

Dr. Coachman has worked with some of the world’s most renowned dentists, such as Eric Van Dooren (Belgium), Galip Gurel (Turkey), Mauro Fradeani (Italy), Nitzan Bichacho (Israel), Andrea Ricci (Italy), Mario Groisman (Brazil) and Marcelo Calamita (Brazil).

He is the developer of well known, worldwide concepts such as Digital Smile Design, Pink Hybrid Implant Restoration, Digital Planning Center, Emotional Dentistry, Interdisciplinary Treatment Simulation and Digital Smile Donator. 

He is the Director of the DSD Residency program, providing continuing education courses for dental professionals all over the world. 

In 2017, Dr Coachman became an adjunct professor of the Restorative Department at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and, in 2018, coordinator of the Digital Dentistry Post Grad Program at University UniAvan in Balneário Camboriú, SC, Brazil.

He is the founder and CEO of the DSD-Digital Smile Design company.

Dr. Coachman also works as a consultant for dental companies and offices, develops dentistry-related products, and implements concepts and marketing strategies, such as the Facially-driven Digital Orthodontic Workflow developed in collaboration with Invisalign®, Align® Technology.

He is one of the most renowned speakers in the international dental lecturing circuit and has published internationally in the fields of esthetic and digital dentistry, oral rehabilitation, innovation and trends, communication and marketing strategies in dentistry. 

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