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Dr. Julián Conejo DDS, MSc - April 19, 2023


Julián obtained his DDS from the Universidad Latina, Costa Rica in 2005, and then completed training as a prosthodontist at Universidad Intercontinental, Mexico in 2008. After graduating, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Prosthodontics Department, Universidad Latina and as a private practitioner focused on implant dentistry, prosthodontics and CAD/CAM technology in "Colina Dental", San José, Costa Rica.

Dr. Conejo is the Clinical CAD/CAM Director at the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia PA, USA. He conducts research and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals on CAD/CAM technology, prosthodontics and implant dentistry. Dr. Conejo has been the recipient of several awards in his field, to include the ICP Research Fellowship in Dental Restorative Materials in 2016 and has lectured in over 35 countries. 

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 Nondas Vlachopoulos - July 19, 2023


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. He is an editorial reviewer at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (jCD) and international member of European Academy of Digital Dentistry (EADD). He specializes in aesthetic all-ceramic and implant restorations. His laboratory collaborates with the Department of Prosthodontics of the Eastman Institute of Oral Health of the University of Rochester, 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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 Ernesto A. Lee - December 12, 2023


Dr. Ernesto Lee is a clinician and innovator with 20+ years of academic and private practice experience. He was formerly a Clinical Professor and Director of the Postdoctoral Periodontal Prosthesis Program, Clinical Director of the Postdoctoral Periodontics Program and Director of the Postdoctoral Implant Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  

Dr. Lee is the developer of the S.M.A.R.T. Method, a patented novel Minimally Invasive Bone Augmentation Procedure that optimizes esthetic outcomes while avoiding peri-implant complications. He has authored several publications, including the 3rd edition of Dr. Ronald Goldstein’s Esthetic in Dentistry textbook; and has dictated over 250 lectures worldwide.

His practice is located in the Philadelphia Main Line suburbs, and is limited to Fixed Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry. 

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