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Eric D. Kukucka, DD - April 27, 2022


  • 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


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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Dr. Oscar González-Martín - September 7, 2022


Dr. Gonzalez-Martín received the DDS degree from University of Seville in 1999 and he was appointed as an assistant professor at the same university from 1999 to 2005, while combining to private practice. In 2005, he moves to Philadelphia to obtain the MS degree in Graduate Periodontics and Periodontal-Prosthesis in 2009 from University of Pennsylvania. He received the Arnold Weisgold ?s Director ?s Award. He joined the UPenn faculty as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in 2009 and he currently keeps the position. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontics in 2009. In 2010, he received an scholarship to join to the Fixed Prosthodontic and Occlusion Department at the University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine. In 2015, he obtained an International PhD at the University of Seville. At the present moment, he teaches in the graduated program of Periodontology at University Complutense of Madrid while combines to a private practice exclusively in Periodontics, Prosthesis and Implants in Gonzalez + Solano Atelier Dental.




  • D.S. degree. University of Seville
  • Periodontal and Perio-Prosthesis Program. University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (2005-09).
  • Arnold Weisgold’s Director’s Award. University of Pennsylvania.
  • ITI Scholar Department of Fixed Prosthodontic. Université de Genéve (2009-10)
  • Diplomate Certified American Board of Periodontology
  • International PhD (University of Seville, 2015)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor. Periodontal and Perio-Prosthesis Depatment. University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
  • Clinical Professor and lecturer. Postgraduated Program in Periodontology. University Complutense of Madrid
  • Private practice exclusively in Periodontic, Prosthesis & Implants in Madrid (Atelier Dental Madrid).

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Dr. Amirali Zandinejad - October 12, 2022


Dr. Zandinejad, Prosthodontist, is a full-time, tenured, Associate Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, and the Director for the AEGD advanced education program at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, in Dallas. He maintains his private practice, which is limited to esthetic and implant dentistry, in Arlington. Dr. Zandinejad graduated with his DDS in 1996 and his MSc in Restorative Dentistry in 2000. He then continued his education by completing residency programs in Operative Dentistry (2004), AEGD (2007), and Prosthodontics (2011). He started his academic career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, in Louisville, Kentucky. He joined the Texas A&M College of Dentistry in 2015 as the Director of the AEGD graduate education program. He was promoted to Associate Professor, with tenure, in 2017. He is the author or co-author of more than 60 scientific manuscripts and abstracts, serves as reviewer for many scientific dental journals, and holds multiple patents on new prosthetic design and bio-inspired dental restorations using 3D printing technologies. He lectures nationally and internationally on new technologies, implant and esthetic dentistry.


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Dr. Alfonso Pineyro - November 2, 2022


Dr. Piñeyro received his dental degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. He then completed a two year advanced education in general dentistry before completing his specialist training in prosthodontics at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center. Dr. Piñeyro is currently an affiliate instructor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington. He is the past president of the esteemed Washington State Society of Prosthodontists and is also a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Prosthodontics Society. Dr. Piñeyro has authored several publications in peer reviewed dental journals and chapters in textbooks. He is currently involved in research focusing on dental implants and has developed a set of unique instruments used for implant hygiene and maintenance. Dr. Piñeyro practices full time in the Seattle, Washington area, in a practice limited to fixed implant prosthodontics. He has lectured both nationally and internationally and has presented over 300 lectures for multiple dental study clubs and dental associations. He has been invited to speak to large national dental symposiums which include: Seattle Study Club Symposium, American Academy of Periodontology, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of LDS Dentists and The 12th International Symposium on Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

*Instructor has disclosed Affiliation/Financial Interest with the following company: Paradise Dental Technologies

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