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Eric D. Kukucka, DD - April 27, 2022

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  • President of The Denture Center
  • Practicing denturist and alpha and beta tester for major industry development in digital denture technology
  • Key opinion leader for Ivoclar Vivadent, 3Shape, Nobel Biocare
  • Member of 3shape Advisory Board, Copenhagen
  • In 2014, became the first denturist in North America beta testing digital dentures for Ivoclar Vivadent
  • To date, has given over 62 keynote/virtual presentations in 9 countries and two languages and has authored over 26 published articles
  • Contributing author to industry textbooks, ebooks and various industry magazine publications
  • 32nd Certified Global Instructor of Dr. Abe’s SEMCD methodology

Alumnus of George Brown College of Applied Arts & Technology, Dean’s Honor List, Valedictorian
Member of the Denturist Association of Canada’s Digital Denture Task Force
Member of Digital Denture Craftsmen
Faculty Member, Digital Dentistry Institute
Member, The Foundation for Excellence in Dentistry, Global Non-Profit Foundation, Switzerland

In addition to extoling the benefits and merits of digital denture technology and life changing prosthetic treatment modalities, Eric is active  in the Windsor Essex Community Foundation Inspiration 100, a committee of philanthropists dedicated to raising funds for charitable causes. He is also a patron of Special Olympics Ontario. Eric currently resides in Windsor, Ontario

*Instructor has disclosed Affiliation/Financial Interest with the following company: Nobel Biocare, Ivoclar, 3Shape 


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Dr. André De Souza - May 25, 2022

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Dr. André De Souza has double dental degrees from the State University of Maringá, Brazil (DDS) and from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston (DMD). He also obtained his specialty training in Periodontology and Master’s degree (MSc) from Brazil. He was recipient of the ITI Scholarship and conducted a Dental Implant Fellowship program at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM). He has conducted research in the field of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and has several articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. De Souza has more than 10 years of experience in the field of periodontics and dental implant surgery and currently works as an Assistant Professor in Implant Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is also an ITI Member, Fellow and Speaker, co-chair of the Tufts University ITI Scholarship Center and active member of the Academy of Osseointegration.

 

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