Sebastiano Andreana, DDS, MS is director of Implant Dentistry and associate professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Andreana has held managerial positions in worldwide pharmaceutical and dental companies. Presently he is on the faculty at the AAID Toronto Maxi Course and co-director of the UBSDM Implant Study Club. He has served as president of the American Association of Dental Research, Buffalo Chapter. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Periodontology, Journal of the American Dental Association, Clinical Implant Dentistry Related Research, and Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. He is also senior associate editor of Journal of Oral Implantology.
Dr. Andreana has a significant relationship with the following commercial organizations whose products he will refer to in this presentation: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.; Orapharma Inc.; Novabone, Inc.
Praveen R Arany, PhD was a clinical investigator at NIDCR, Bethesda and is currently an Assistant Professor, Dept of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York, Buffalo. He has over 45 publications incld 3 book chapters, recipient of numerous meritorious awards, speaks in various national and international forums, reviews for various scientific journals, national and international funding agencies and serves leadership positions in various clinical and research organizations.
Scott D. Benjamin, DDS is an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on dental lasers, oral cancer and advanced dental technologies and is in private practice in rural, upstate New York, where he utilizes several lasers of different wavelengths on an everyday basis. Dr. Benjamin has faculty appointments at several universities and dental schools. He is the Chairman of the ADA Standards Committee Working Group on dental lasers, a member of ANSI Committee Z-136 on laser safety, and is the immediate past-president of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and was their 2007 and 2010 Scientific Program Chairman. Dr. Benjamin has published over 200 articles and several textbook chapters on dental lasers and advanced dental technologies. He is a member of the editorial board of several peer reviewed dental journals and is presently the technology editor for the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry.
Dr. Benjamin, (or an immediate family member) has a significant relationship with the following commercial organizations whose products he will refer to in this presentation: Academy of Laser Dentistry, Advanced Integration & Mentoring Inc., Sirona Dental Inc., National Dental Inc., OraPharma Inc., Lexi-Comp Inc., LED-Medical Diagnostics, Inc., and ICE Health Systems, Inc.
Alpdoğan Kantarci, DDS, PhD is a certified specialist of Periodontology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is an Associate Member of the Staff at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, MA, USA.
Lawrence A Kotlow, DDS, PC private practice, serving the specialized needs of children.Dr. Kotlow has lectured in Australia, Taiwan, Canada, England, France, and throughout the United States concerning Pediatric Dentistry and lasers. He has written over 35 articles ad authored chapters on pediatric dentistry and lasers for three laser textbooks.
Thomas S. Mang, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Research for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the University at Buffalo (UB), School of Dental Medicine. He is also the Director of the Great Lakes Biomedical Laser Center at the UB School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Mang previously served as Director of the PDT Clinic at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Mang is an expert in PDT with over 30 years of experience.
Dana Qeblawi, DDS, MS, FACP, Clinical Assistant professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University at Buffalo, School of dental Medicine.
Dr. Robert J. Yetto, DDS, private practice focused on dental esthetics; has completed over 1800 hours of continuing education with a concentration in Esthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry, and is a Sustaining Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Society, the Eighth District Dental Society, and the Erie County Dental Society. He is a past president of the Fonzi Dental Study Club. Dr. Yetto has lectured to fellow dentists in the U.S., Canada and Central America on various dental topics, and has been a presenter and spokesperson for Triodent, a New Zealand based dental manufacturer.
Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS, MALD; Member, The Institute of Physics ; Diplomate, American Board of Laser Surgery ; Director, Laser Physics & Safety Education, American Board of Laser Surgery ; Member, Science & Research Cmte, Academy of Laser Dentistry ; LIA Certified Laser Safety Officer .
Christopher J. Walinski, DDS is Director of Laser Dentistry and Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and is a Visiting Professor at The Ohio State University, Taipei Medical University College of Oral Medicine, and a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard University.
Dr. Walinski has a significant relationship with the following commercial organizations whose products he will refer to in this presentation: Biolase, Inc., The World Clinical Laser Institute, Convergent Dental, Inc., and Ultradent Products, Inc.
Lisa Marie Yerke, DDS, MS is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Periodontics Department at the University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine and is Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology. She also dedicates time to her private practice, in Rochester, NY. She completed her training for the LANAP (laser assisted new attachment protocol) with Millennium in 2013. She is a member of many local and national dental organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, NYSDA, the Academy of Osseointegration, ITI Study Club, and the 7th District Dental Society, where she serves as a Board Member.
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