Dr. Robert Berg
Dr. Robert W. Berg received his DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2003. He received his Certificate in Prosthodontics from Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in 2007. He currently maintains a full-time private practice limited to prosthodontics in Manhattan, NY. He is a clinical instructor in Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical College where he serves as the Prosthodontist on the craniofacial team. He is an active member of the American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, the International and American Associations for Dental Research, a fellow of the Northeastern Gnathological Society, and a fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He is a reviewer for the International Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Implants. With a primary interest in digital dental workflows, restorative/prosthetic materials and dental implants, Dr. Berg has published numerous manuscripts, research abstracts, and continues to perform research in these areas.
Dr. Lyndon Cooper
Dr. Lyndon Cooper D.D.S., Ph.D. is the Associate Dean for Research and Head of the Department of Oral Biology at University of Illinois School of Dentistry, Chicago. He previously served as Stallings Distinguished Professor of Dentistry, Chairperson and Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There he led Prosthodontists in the innovative use of digital technology, promoted the careful use of dental implants in tooth replacement, and fostered a contemporary research environment. Dr. Cooper is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and served as the 2010 President of the American College of Prosthodontists and unitl 2018 he served as the Chair of the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation. Presently, he continues as a lead member of the ACPEF Digital Dentistry Task Force. He received the ACP’s 2004 Clinician/Researcher Award, the IADR’s 2009 Distinguished Scientist Award for Prosthodontics and Implantology, and the 2016 Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontists’ Schweitzer Award for Research. Dr. Cooper most recently received the IADR/AO Osseointegration Innovation in Implant Sciences Award. His research work is represented in over 150 peer-reviewed publications and 300 presentations. Dr. Cooper is a nationally and internationally renowned speaker, providing presentations regarding both his research and clinical Prosthodontics topics. In his clinical practice, Dr. Cooper broad experience is focused on the replacement of missing teeth and complex dental reconstruction involving both teeth and implants with particular focus on esthetics.
Dr. Jonathan Ferencz
Jonathan L. Ferencz, DDS, is a board-certified prosthodontist who maintains a private practice in New York City. He is also a Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry and an Adjunct Clinical Professor of0Restorative Dentistry at the University of Penn-sylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is a fellow and past president of both the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and the Northeastern Gnathological Society, a fellow of the American Academy of Prosthodontics and the New York Academy of Dentistry, and a member of the Ame-rican Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. He is also past president of the American College of Prosthodontists. In addition to private practice and part-time teaching, Dr. Ferencz has lectured throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. He has over 25 publications in the dental literature and has been a reviewer for three prosthodontic journals. His textbook, High-Strength Ceramics: Interdisciplinary Perspec-tives, editors J.L. Ferencz, N. Silva and J. M. Navarro was published in 2014 by Quintessence Publi-shing Co.
He is the recipient of the David Kriser Medal of NYU College of Dentistry, Greater NY Academy of Prosthodontics Achievement Award and Distinguished Lecturer Award, and the American College of Prosthodontists Distinguished Service Award, Distinguished Lecturer Award and Founders Society Award.
Vulcan Custom Dental
Mark Ferguson is a trained dental technician. Mark comes from a family of dentists; his brother is a third-generation dentist. Mark started his dental technician training through his father tech, Lee Culp. Mark has worked with Matt Roberts at CMR in Idaho Falls, then worked at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Mark began working with digital dentistry in 2003 and has been a beta tester for most Dental CAD systems on the market. Mark has been a CAD/CAM educator for 3Shape for the past 8 years, teaching a series of course around North America. Mark come to BioHorizons/Vulcan in February of 2016 from Core3dcentres where he was the Assistant Manager, USA, and Dental Solutions Integrator.
VP Product Strategy, Ph.D., MBA
Business Unit Director, Dental Lab and Dental Clinic
Rune is a key creator and driver of 3Shape’s solution-orientated innovations and fills his presentations with concrete CAD/CAM technology methods and his vision of the future “Digital Dentistry”. Rune has been with 3Shape since its beginnings. Today he is global responsible for the TRIOS restorative, Implantology and Dental lab business. He holds a Ph.D. from Denmark's Technical University and an executive MBA from Copenhagen Business School.
Rune is a key creator and driver of 3Shape’s solution-orientated innovations and speaks passionately about concrete CAD/CAM technology methods and his vision of the future “Digital Dentistry”. Rune has been with 3Shape since its beginnings. Today he is the global lead for the TRIOS restorative, Implantology and Dental lab business. He holds a Ph.D. from Denmark's Technical University and an executive MBA from Copenhagen Business School.
Dr. David Guichet
Mitch D. Jula, MDT, BCompSc, is the Senior Digital Consultant at Ivoclar Vivadent Inc., and a certified CAD/CAM trainer. He holds degrees in both Dental Technology and Information Technology and worked as a ceramist and implant specialist in the past. With over 20 years of experience, Mitch is deeply involved with all aspects of Digital Dentistry. Mitch has been involved in the CAD/CAM development for more than 15 years and has experience with most of the dental CAD/CAM technologies in the market including 3Shape, Dental Wings, Exocad, Ivoclar Digital's PrograMill, Wieland Zenotec, Roeders, Delcam, Sirona and 3M Lava – just to name a few. He has been lecturing for over 10 years helping labs define their digital workflow.
Dr. Alan Jurim
Dr. Sonia Leziy and
Dr. Brahm Miller
Sonia Leziy, DDS, Dipl Perio, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C)
Certified Specialist in Periodontics
Brahm A. Miller, DDS, Dipl Pros, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C)
Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics
Dr. Sonia Leziy and Dr. Brahm Miller received their dental degrees from McGill University. Dr. Leziy’s post-graduate degree in periodontics was completed at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and Dr. Miller completed his post-graduate prosthodontics certification at the Medical College of Virginia. They are associate clinical professors and sessional lecturers at the University of British Columbia and members of numerous societies and editorial boards including the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. Dentistry Today recognizes each of them among the leading clinicians in CE in North America. They are recipients of the 2014 Saul Schluger Award. Among many recent publications, Dr. Miller is the co-author, with Dr. Leziy, on implant esthetics in the textbooks Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning and Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning, Volume II: Comprehensive Case Studies both published by Quintessence. Dr. Leziy is executive VP of Clinical Affairs for the Seattle Study Club Network involving over 6500 dentists worldwide. Drs. Leziy and Miller maintain a full-time private practice in North Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Jacinthe Paquette
Dr. Jan Paulics
Dr. Jan Paulics received his DDS from Karolinska Institute, Stockholm in 1993. He has practiced in both municipal and private dental clinics specializing in implant surgery and dentoalveolar surgery - with a focus on prosthetic driven surgery using digital planning tools and surgical guides for the past 10 years. Jan specializes in advanced digital workflows for dental practices and laboratories developing methods and cost-effective solutions. Jan has worked for the Swedish state as project manager for acquiring and implementing practice management solutions as well as being involved in the selection of digital imaging solutions for its dental practitioners. Most recently working as an oral surgeon for the Eastman Institute in Stockholm, Jan is currently an Application Specialist at 3Shape. He continues to lecture for implant manufacturers and dental laboratories.
Matt’s passion for excellence in dentistry have kept him enthusiastic about esthetic reconstructive dentistry for over 30 years. He started making gold restorations for his father’s dental practice as a teenager. Matt opened CMR Dental Lab in 1978, here he still pursues his passion for excellence in esthetics and function today. As a member of both the America Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and one of 50 accredited dental technicians in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry he has kept in the forefront of his field. A keen interest in sharing his ideas has kept Matt involved in continuing education programs; teaching and working with many of the prominent dentists in our field today. He founded the Team Aesthetic Education program to provide hands on training for dentists and technicians, to work with manufacturers to develop or improve products and now is providing Internet based video education as well. He is currently part of the faculty at the L.D. Pankey institute helping to teach the Aesthetic Solutions Program for dentists and technicians. Matt is on the editorial team for many of the prominent journals in dentistry, he speaks nationally and internationally. He can be contacted at www.teamaesthetic.com.
Dr. Jun-Hyouk Shin
Dr. Melissa Shotell
Dr. Melissa Shotell practices in a multi-specialty practice in Sonora, CA focusing on the interplay of Orthodontics and restorative treatment. Dr. Shotell received her DMD at Nova Southeastern University and advanced hospital training a General Practice Residency Certificate from The Ohio State University. After spending years in general practice treating a broad range of patients, Dr. Shotell returned to complete a certificate and master’s degree in Orthodontics from Loma Linda University. At Loma Linda University, Dr. Shotell focused her training on cutting-edge three dimensional imaging technology for diagnosis and treatment planning for interdisciplinary dentistry. Dr. Shotell considers education to be her passion and regularly consults and lectures on dental technology, orthodontics, office efficiency and workflow, and teamwork.
Dr. Frank Shull
Dr. Shull is a native of Lexington, South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry. Following dental school, he completed a General Practice Residency at Palmetto Health Richland. Dr. Shull is both a past president of the Greater Columbia Dental Association and the SC Academy of General Dentistry. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and is a faculty member at Palmetto Health Richland Department of Dentistry and the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Southeastern Prosthodontic Society and The Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Shull is also on the teaching faculty at the L.D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida where he teaches dentists from all around the world about esthetic dentistry. He has been published in many dental journals and recently contributed to a textbook on comprehensive dentistry. Dr. Shull lectures throughout the U.S. on esthetics, dental materials and photography.
He maintains a private practice in Columbia, SC.
Dr. Nelson Silva
Dr. Dean Vafiadis
Dr. Dean Vafiadis received his DDS degree and Prosthodontic specialty training at New York University College of Dentistry. He is currently the Director of the Full-Mouth Rehabilitation CE course at NYU. He is an Associate Professor of Prosthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry. He has lectures nationally and abroad for NYU Continuing Education department. Dr. Vafiadis published and lectured on various topics such as Aesthetics, Implant designs, Computer restorations, Ceramic materials and Occlusion. He is the founder of the New York Smile Institute in NY. It is an educational center, full service laboratory and learning facility as well as a private practice location for a multi-specialty practice for Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry. Currently he is lecturing for the Continuing Education program at NYUCD for Dental Districts in US, Europe and Asia. His patient base includes many Celebrities, Sports Figures, Fortune 500 Company executives, Producers, Directors and Writers in the film industry, Executives in the Fashion world and World renown Chefs and Restaurant Owners. He maintains his private practice Valentino Building near Rockefeller Center. He has completed a World Tour of Digital Realities of Dentistry in 2017-18, lecturing at 42 cities, in 7 countries , in 3 continents. Dr. Vafiadis primary professional mission is to educate, publish and invent new technologies that will help change the dental profession and patients lives.
He is a Fellow of the AAED, and a member of ACP, AO, AAID, ICOI, AACD and the ADA.
Dr. David Wohl
Dr. David Wohl received his dental degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and has been in private practice since 1981. Dr. Wohl is a past attending at Yale New Haven University Hospital. In 1992 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He has completed Continuum Level Six at the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. Dr. Wohl is a speaker as well as a KOL for both BioHorizons Dental Implant Systems and 3 Shape Digital Scanners. He has placed over 1400 tooth supported restorations and over 200 implant supported restorations utilizing his Trios Scanner. Dr. Wohl has published in the prestigious International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry as well as The Australasian Dental Practice. His clinical cases have been used to demonstrate various techniques in other authors publications and lectures.