Formal Education:

Graduate program in Prosthodontics, Oral Medicine Formal Education:

BA  Biology, Seton Hall University, 1969

DMD  New Jersey Dental School, UMDNJ, 1972

Certificate in Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics, United States

Dental Institute, 1986



International College of Dentistry, 1972

US Army Commendation Medal, 1974

Fellowship, Academy of General Dentistry, 1982

Fellowship, (Standard Proficiency) Academy of Laser Dentistry, 1993

Fellowship, International College of Dentists,1999

Stanley S. Bergen Award in Medicine, Seton Hall University, 1999

Mastership, Academy of  General Dentistry, 1999

Mastership, (Advanced Proficiency Nd:YAG) Academy of Laser Dentistry, 2000.

Educator, (Category IV) Academy of Laser Dentistry, 2000

Recognized Course Provider,  Academy of Laser Dentistry, 2000

Associate Fellowship, World Clinical laser Institute.


Professional Experience:

Captain, United States Army Dental Corps, 1973-1974

Acting Clinic Chief, Assistant Resources and Training Officer

Private General Practice, East Hanover N.J.  1975 – present

East Hanover Board of Health, 1979-1988

President. Vice President, and Secretary

Hanover Township Board of Health, 2007-2014

Saint Clare’s Hospital, Denville, N.J. 1975-1990

Volunteer dental Staff

Vice – Chairman, Dental Staff 1981

University of Pennsylvania Director, Extramural Continuing Education 1982

Consultant, Viscot Inc., Medical- Dental Manufacturer 1976

Consultant, East Hanover Board of Education 1976-1983, 1993

Consultant, Midwest Corporation, Air abrasion equipment 1997

Consultant, Air Techniques Corporation, Air abrasion equipment 1998

Member, Editorial Advisory Board, “Minimally Invasive Dentistry” 1998

Consultant, Electro-Optical Sciences, Inc.2000- 2003

Consultant, Air Abrasion and Laser Trainer American Dental Technologies, 1993-2000

Consultant, Laser trainer, HoyaCon Bio Dental Lasers, 2003-2005

Lecturer, Biolase, Inc.  2004

Laser Trainer,  Consultant, Ivoclar-Vivadent, 2004-2012

Visiting Lecturer, University of Minnesota, Continuing Dental Education in Aesthetics    2005- present

Consultant, Camsight, Inc., 2007

Consultant, Velopex Air Abrasion systems 2007- Present

Consultant, Dental Photonics, Inc., 2010-Present

Consultant, Clinical Support, Online Education, CAO Group, 2013- present

Editor, Yearbook of Dentistry, Laser Section 2005- 2008

Scientific Chairman, Academy of laser Dentistry, 2012

Scientific Chairman, Academy of laser Dentistry, 2012

Scientific Chairman, Academy of laser Dentistry, 2012



Teaching Experience:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Work-Study Program,  1970-72,   created self-study modules for Department of Operative Dentistry.
United States Army Dental Corps; Assistant Training and Resources Officer,            responsible for clinical training of Expanded Duty Assistants. 1973-4

St. Clare’s Hospital:  Chief, Pediatric Dentistry, General Dentistry Residency Program 1978-80

Den-Mat Corporation; Seminar leader, Rembrandt color modification system. 1979

American Dental Technologies, Clinical Instructor, Kinetic Cavity Preparation 1993- 1999

Institute for Advanced Dental Technologies:  Seminar leader, “The Laser Course” 19952002

Air Techniques, Inc., Seminar leader in Air Abrasion

Visiting Lecturer, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 2002- present

Certifying Laser Course Provider, The Las Vegas Institute, 2001- 2005

Faculty,  HoyaConBio Laser Symposium, 2003- 2005

Director, Soft-Touch Seminars, 2002-present

Provider:  Standard Proficiency Course, Academy of Laser Dentistry

National Course Sponsor:  Academy of General Dentistry

National Course Sponsor:  Academy of General Dentistry

University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ – Visiting Lecturer, Senior and Post

Graduate program in Prosthodontics, Oral Medicine


Hospital Affiliation:

Saint Clare’s Hospital, Denville,  N.J. 1975-1990 Vice Chairman, Dental Staff Morristown Memorial Hospital, 2014

Professional Licenses:

New Jersey State Board of Dentistry # 09438, 1972

Intravenous Sedation permit # 016 (1990- 2007)

Northeast Regional Board,1972


Professional memberships:

American Dental Association, 1969- present

Delegate 2000, 2003 Alternate Delegate 1993- 2003;  Life member 2012

Member,  ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws, and Judicial Affairs, 2001-2005

Life member, 2014


New Jersey Dental Association, 1975 – present

Member, Council on Dental Care Programs, 1990- 1992

Alternate Trustee, 1992-1995  Delegate, 1992- 2003

Trustee, 1995- 1999; State Secretary, 1999-2001;Vice President, 2001-2002

President Elect, 2002

Volunteer, Donated Dental Services, 1991-present


Tri-County Dental Society, 1975 – present

Chairman, Emergency Service, 1975- 1992

Chairman, Council on Dental Care Programs, 1990-1992

Chairman, Council on Children’s Dental Health Month, 1992-1993

Vice President, Program Chairman, 1991-1992

President-Elect, 1992-1993

President, 1993-1994


Academy of General Dentistry, 1976-present

Fellowship 1980. Mastership 1999,Alternate Delegate, 1999

Member Emeritus 2012


Morris Area Dental Associates Study Club, 1976 – 1999

Co-founder, President, 1976-1977


Academy for Functional Orthodontics, 1985- 2002

Charter member


Academy of Laser Dentistry, 1993- present, Founding Member

Member Board of Directors, elected 2005

Secretary, 2011; Treasurer, 2012; Vice President 2013; President-Elect 2014

Scientific Meeting Chairman, 2012

General Meeting Chair, 2015

President, 2015-2016


International Society for Lasers in Dentistry, 1992-1995

Metropolitan Academy of Laser Dentistry, 1991- present

Co-founder, Treasurer, 1991; President, 1994

American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, 1992- 2007

World Congress of Microdentistry, Founding Member, 2000



“Air Abrasion” 1000 Gems Newsletter (Dr. Tom Orent), June 1998

“Air Abrasion” 1000 Gems Newsletter (Dr. Tom Orent), June 1998 “New Age Operative Dentistry”  Contemporary Esthetics and Restorative Practice, June 1998

“Drilless Dentistry is Coming of Age” Dental Entrepreneur,  May 1999

“Air Abrasion: New Profit Center For Dentistry”  Dental Economics,  March ,1999.

“Operative Dentistry for the New Millenium” Contemporary Esthetics and Restorative Practice, April 2000.

“Operative Dentistry for the New Millenium” Contemporary Esthetics and Restorative Practice, April 2000.

“Laser Pulpal Anesthesia”, pending

“Laser Management of Gingival Hyperplasia in the Heart Transplant Patient” J.  Wavelengths of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, April, 2001.

“Hard Tissue Lasers”  DentalTown ,  April 2002

“Ethical Moment”  JADA,  August 2004

“Hard Tissue Lasers”  Catalyst, Burkhart, Fall 2006

“The Diode laser”  Catylist, Burkhart Inc., Summer 2008

“ Laser Gingivectomy to treat Drug induced Gingival Enlargement”

“ Maximizing use of the Diode Laser”  Catalyst, Burkhart Dental, August 2009

“ Diode laser Gingivectomy”  Journal of Laser Dentistry, January 2009

“ Neat Air Abrasion”  Pending

“ Laser sharp Orthodontics” Chapter author, Surgical Enhancement of Orthodontic Treatment, Moyers Symposium, 2009

“Do No Harm”  Clinical Dentistry, November 2012

“Primer on Diode Lasers”  Penwell, January 2014



Laser Pulpal Anesthesia:  International Academy of Laser Dentistry,  Honolulu,  Hawaii, 1992;  Table Clinic, New Jersey Dental Association, Atlantic City, N.J.

Laser Gingival Management in the Cardiac Transplant  Patient:  Academy of Laser Dentistry, Panama City Fl, March 2000.
Air-Abrasion Cavity Preparation:   in-office seminars 1993-1998.  Patterson Dental Supply; Staff 1993; St Clare’s Hospital continuing education seminar 1993; Table Clinic NJ Dental Association, 1993, 1994.  Overlook Hospital Staff, Summit, N.J. 1997. Breakfast & Learn, New Jersey Dental Association, June 1995, 1998;  Greater New York Dental Meeting, 1996, 2000 Full day participation course, New  Jersey Academy of General Dentistry, October 1997.

Hudson County Dental Association, 1999;University of Tennessee, 1999;  Academy of General Dentistry, Salt Lake City, UT, Full day Participation Course.  New Jersey Dental Association, 1999, Academy of General Dentistry , Toronto, Ca, July 2000, Projected Clinic.  Middletown (NY) Study Club, 1999. North Bergen Study Club March 2000.  Dr. Golden Seminars, Philadelphia Pa, April 2000.Union County Dental Society, May 2000. Microdentistry: Diagnosis and Treatment, Queens County Dental Society, April, 2001

Microdentistry, Intra-oral cameras in Diagnosis and Air-abrasion treatment presented to Union county Dental Society 1994, Pierre Fouchard Academy 1997; Passaic County Dental  Society 1997;  Central Dental Society 1998.

Tomorrow’s Dentistry Today:  Operative magnification, Air abrasion techniques, lasers  and irrigation therapy to New Jersey Dental Hygienists Association, Northern Component, 1994

The Laser Course:  Institute for Advanced Dental Technologies, 1996- 2001 . Atlantic-Cape May Dental Society Oct. 2000.. University of Kentucky, December 2000. New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry, Mastership Program, May 4, 2001, January 2002.  Star of the Sea Dental Meeting, Houston, TX May, 2003;

Clinical Applications of Dental Lasers:   The Whole Story.

University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey, September 2003; Utah Dental Association Convention 2/26/04,  Texas State Dental Meeting, May 2004,
Guest Lecturer, University of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey, Periodontal Department,  Nd:YAG Laser Surgery,  1997;  Practice management Course, 2002-2005.  Post Graduate Departments of Prosthodontics and Oral Medicine.

Laser Tissue Sculpting, Mid Atlantic Dental Expo, June 2001., Mercer County Dental Society,. Bergen County Dental Society 2001, 2012, University of Buffalo Aesthetic Dentistry Continuum,February 2003, October 2004, Essex county Dental Society, January , 2004; Academy.of General Dentistry, Anaheim, Ca July 2004,  Louisiana State Dental Meeting, Destin ,Fl, July 2004,  University of Minnesota, February 2005-present

Canadian Dental Association, 2008, Greater New York Dental Meeting, 2008


Standard Proficiency Laser Course:

The Las Vegas Institute, Las Vegas, Nv. (Quarterly)  2001- 2004; New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry 2002-2004

Faculty, Hoya ConBio College of laser Dentistry, 2003-5

Academy of Laser Dentistry 2007:  Flapless Implant surgery, Peri-Radicular Surgery
Laser-Assisted Tongue Surgery

Academy of laser Dentistry 2010, 11, 13 Practical Experience in Diode lasers Workshop

Orthodontic Departments:  Montefiore Medical Center, New York University 2009,10,11

University of Minnesota Continuing Education, 2009-2013

Lasers in orthodontics:  Moyer Symposium 2011, American Association of Orthodontics 2011

British Columbia Dental Meeting 3/11

California Dental Association, Anaheim 2011

American Association of Orthodontics, 5/11

Quebec Dental Association 5/11

J. Graeber page 6
California Dental Association, Anaheim 2011, 2012

American Dental Association, San Francisco 2012

American Dental Association, New Orleans 2013

Star of the North dental meeting, 4/13

American Dental Association, 2014

SOLA Meeting, Keynote Speaker, Beijing China, 9/14

Chicago Midwinter meeting 2/15


Continuing Education:

More than 4000 hours completed

Mastership, Academy of Laser Dentistry, 1999

Mastership, Academy of Laser Dentistry, 1999

Highlights:  Mini-residencies and multi-day courses Basic Officer Training Course,  US Army Medical Field Service School, Fort Sam Houston,  Texas, 1973

Auxiliary Utilization and Training,  US Public Health Service, Dental Manpower and                  Development Center, Louisville, Ky, 1974

Oral Diagnosis  and Therapeutics, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1974

Orthodontics, Facial Orthopedics, TMD:  United States Dental Institute, 5 year program;

Robert McNamara, 3- Day program;  Skip Truitt, 6 day program;  Thomas

Mulligan, 2 day program. 3-D mechanics, Rocky Mountain Orthodontic Company, 2 day program, Wilson Arch Training, 2 days.

Implantology,  Vitredent system 1976;  Core-Vent, 1992; Universal implant Systems 1993 Misch Institute, 1994; Calcitek, Inc, ITI, 1998.

Intravenous Sedation:   Mini-residency Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, N.Y.  Norman Trieger, 1979.

Periodontal Surgery:   The Perio Institute 5- 2 day programs, 1992-1997

Laser Training:  Institute for laser Dentistry, 1991 (Nd:YAG)

Certificate, Category II, Fellowship, Academy of Laser Dentistry, 1993 (Nd:YAG)

Certificate, Category III, Mastership, Academy of Laser Dentistry, 1999 (Nd: YAG)

Air-abrasion Cavity Preparation,  Institute for Advanced Technologies in Dentistry, 1993

Improving Instructor Effectiveness, Louis Phillips, Academy of General Dentistry 1997 Speaking Dentally:  Dr. Paul Homoly, Breckenridge Co, 2000.

World Congress of Microdentistry, Skanetales Falls, NY 2000.

Academy of Laser Dentistry, Advanced Proficiency (Nd:YAG) Laser Educator Course (Category IV) 2000. Certified laser Educator,   Course Provider 2002-Present

HoyaConBio College of Laser Dentistry (Er:YAG, Diode) 2003-5 (60 hrs)

World Clinical Laser Institute,(Er,Cr:YSGG) (20 hrs) San Diego, 1/26-28/04, 1/ 2008


Continuing Education,

Oral Sedation, Texas Dental Association, May 2004

Oral Sedation, Texas Dental Association, May 2004

CEREC Training, 2007, Advanced CEREC Training, 2007

Academy of Laser Dentistry, Educator Workshop, 2009-2012

Academy of Laser Dentistry, Annual Meetings, 1993-present








Dr. Arun Darbar

Dr. Arun Darbar

Dr. Arun Darbar is a multi Award winning Laser and Aesthetic Dentist.

At the forefront of Laser Dentistry he is dedicated to providing cutting edge dentistry to his patients for nearly 25 years. He is an Accredited Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is on the credentialing committee.


In 2017, ALD honors Dr. Arun Darbar ,the recipient of the John G. Sulewski 2017 Distinguished Service Award.



Dr. Darbar continuously runs courses and trains dentists worldwide.  He is also an invited speaker and published author on lasers in dentistry worldwide. Instrumental in pioneering the use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) with high power surgical lasers with diffusers he continues to be involved in research & development, designs and beta testing of numerous laser units.

As a leading member of the ALD (Academy of Laser Dentistry), he holds a ‘Masters’ and Educator’ status.

Professionally he serves on the ALD Board Of Directors, is the International Relations Committee Chair, and co-chairs the Education and Certification committees, member of the Science and Research committee, and is also an examiner. He has been awarded Fellowship and Diplomat status with (WCMID) World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry.


Dr. Darbar is also a Master, an educator and founder member of the (WCLI) World Clinical Laser Institute, and has served on their advisory board. He is also involved with ASLMS, WALT, NAALT, BSOS, WFLD, SOLA etc.


He has been introducing the concept of preconditioning with various wavelengths and his data has been presented and published as proceedings of SPIE IN 2006, 2007, and 2009/10 in San Francisco U.S.A., WALT (World Association for Laser Therapy) 2008 South Africa, and 2012 Australia.

Dr. Salah Huwais

Dr. Salah Huwais

is the founder of Osseodensification. He maintains a private practice focusing on periodontics and surgical implantology in Jackson, Michigan. Dr. Huwais completed his periodontics and implantology surgical training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, Dental Implant Program. Dr. Huwais lectures nationally and internationally on periodontal and surgical implantology procedures. He is Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the American Board of Oral Implantology. Dr. Huwais Founder of the Osseodensification and the inventor of the Densah® Bur technology. 2017 Recipient of the AAID Foundation Isaih Lew Memorial Research Award.

Dr Gerry Ross

Dr Gerry Ross

I am a 1971 graduate of University of Toronto and have practiced  in a small town, Tottenham Ontario since then. It is a general dentistry practice with an emphasis on treating facial pain on a referral basis.

I have been using surgical lasers since 1992 and low level lasers (Photobiomodulation) since 1993. I have been a member of the Academy of laser Dentistry since  it’s formation in 1993. I hold Standard Proficiency and Advanced Proficiency from ALD and also am a Certified Course Provider from them as well. I also am a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and hold fellowship status with them. In 2015 I received the Leon Goldman Award for clinical excellence from ALD. I am also a member of NAALT (North American  Association for Photobiomodulation) and am a past president of this organization.

I have given over 200 lectures on laser both nationally and internationally and have published approximately 15 laser articles and have written chapters on Low Level Lasers for two textbooks. I also do peer review for four laser journals.

In addition I teach hands-on courses with Surgical  Diode Lasers.

Dr Robert Oretti

Dr Robert Oretti

Robert Oretti is co-clinical director of Pentangle Dental transformations – a purpose built referral centre for dentists to send their patients for implant and complex treatments.
Rob now spends his time between treating these referred patients and teaching.
Rob is currently a post graduate tutor for the Thames valley deanery, a mentor and faculty educator for the ADI (Association of Dental Implantology), a mentor and international speaker for the ITI (International team of Implantologists). 
He is also a Royal College of Surgeons examiner for the Implant Diploma (Edin) as well as  the Membership in Advanced General Dental Surgery (Edin) and is the current president of BAAD (British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry).
He presents regularly at scientific meetings and has published several articles on implant therapy.
Dr. Hassan Maghaireh

Dr. Hassan Maghaireh

Head of The Scientific Committee at the Restorative section at The British Academy of Implant & Restorative Dentistry 2013-2015


Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow in Implant Dentistry, University of Manchester


Editorial Director, Smile Dental Journal


Editorial Board, European Journal of Oral Implantology


Hassan Maghaireh is the head of the scientific committee at The British Academy of Implant & restorative Dentistry (BAIRD). He completed five years training in various maxillofacial units in the UK, gaining his membership in the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh by Examination. He then gained a Clinical Masters degree in Implant Dentistry from the University of Manchester winning the best clinical presentation award in 2008. Dr.Maghaireh maintains a private implant referral practice in Leeds, and also acts as a mentor and honorary clinical teacher in Implantology on the University of Manchester MSc Program and a Clinical Lecturer in Implant Dentistry at University of UCLAN in Preston – UK.


Hassan is actively involved in the oral health group of the Cochrane collaboration, updating evidence based systematic reviews on various dental implants related topics. Hassan is on the editorial board for the European Journal of Oral Implantology and he is the editorial director of Smile Dental Journal. Dr.Maghaireh is a mentor for BAIRD, ADI, JD implants, ITI Straumann, Osstem, Megagen, Astra Tech and other implant systems.  The dual nature of his clinical & evidence based training makes Dr.Maghaireh a frequent author of dental literature, and a sought-after lecturer nationally and internationally.

Dr. Giovanni Olivi

Dr. Giovanni Olivi

Giovanni Olivi is native of Rome, Italy, where he graduated in Medicine and Surgery and specialized in Dentistry (MD,DDS).

In 2002 Giovanni completed the postgraduated laser course at the University of Florence, achieved the laser certification from ISLD (2004), the Advanced Proficiency from the Academy of Laser Dentistry (Tucson, AZ, USA; 2006) and the Master status also from the ALD (Las Vegas, NV; 2009).

Giovanni.Olivi is the 2007 recipient of the “Leon Goldman Award” for clinical exellence from Academy of Laser Dentistry.

He is active member of the Italian Academy of Microscope Dentistry (AIOM), Italian Society of Endodontics (SIE), Italian Society of Paediatric Dentistry (SIOI). He lectures on laser dentistry topics, worldwide.

Giovanni Olivi is Visiting Professor at EMDOLA Master course at University of Parma. He is also cooperating in laser courses in different Universities worldwide.

Dr Olivi is author of over 60 peer-reviewed articles and several chapters textbooks on dentistry topics.

He is also the author of the books “Laser in Dental Traumatology” (in Italian, 2010 – Ed.Martina, Bologna-Italy), of “Pediatric Laser Dentistry: a user’s guide” (in English, 2011 – Quintessence Publ.,Chicago-USA), and of the books “Laser in Restorative Dentistry: a practical guide” (in English, 2015 – Springer) and “Laser in Endodontics: scientific background and clinical applications”, (in English, 2016 – Springer).

Giovanni Olivi maintains his private practice in Endodontics, Restorative and Paediatric Dentistry in Roma, Italy, where He also leads several courses on different laser topics.


Dr. Raminta Mastis, DDS

Dr. Raminta Mastis, DDS

Dr. Mastis has been using a wide range of devices of different dental laser wavelengths in her private general dental practice for 15 years. She has achieved Advanced Proficiency as well as recognition at the Mastership level through the Academy of Laser Dentistry. She has served as the ALD Laser Safety Committee Chair for 5 years. Additionally, she has served as 2014 Conference General and Scientific Sessions Chair, as ALD’s Communications Committee Chair, as Secretary and Treasurer on the Executive Committee, and in other various capacities. Dr. Mastis currently serves as co-chair of ALD’s Education and Certification Committees. She is also the Conference Chair for ALD’s 25th Annual Conference in 2018. She is an active mentor, examiner, and enjoys sharing her passion for lasers worldwide. She is the 2016-17 Vice President on the ALD Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.


Dr. Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed.

Dr. Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed.

Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed.,  Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, College of Dentistry; Associate faculty member of the Pankey Institute with 30 years of private practice experience in periodontics, lasers and implant placement.  He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and past President of the American Academy of Periodontology. He is a current Board of Director of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and Pankey Institute.  Dr. Low provides dentists and dental hygienists with the tools for successfully managing the periodontal patient in general and periodontal practices and is affiliated with the Florida Probe Corporation. He was selected “Dentist of the Year” by the Florida Dental Association, Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Texas Dental School, and the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award.   He is a Past President of the Florida Dental Association and past ADA Trustee.


Dr. Grace Sun

Dr. Grace Sun

Dr. Grace Sun


Los Angeles, California


Senior Instructor, International Association of Orthodontics (IAO)

Accredited Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (FAACD)

Chair and Member of the Professional Education Committee, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

Member of the American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics (AAGO)

Master, Board of Directors, Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD)

Mid America Orthodontic Society (MAOS)

Spear Faculty Club

Graduate of USC School of Dentistry

Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Dentist and Founder, Sun Dental Group

Guest Speaker and Lecturer, Global Events

Contributing Published Author, Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry, Lasers and Light Amplification in Dentistry, Lasers in Clinical Dentistry


Dr. Grace Sun graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. She also received advanced institutional training from various institutes including the Frank Spear Seattle Institute for the Advanced Dental Education, The Dawnson Academy, The Pankey Institute, Las Vegas institute, and The California Implant Institute.


She is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; Master of Academy of General Dentistry, Master of International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and Master of Laser Dentistry. Dr. Grace Sun is a Guest Speaker and Lecturer at Global Events and an internationally recognized speaker and instructor.


She serves on the Professional Education Committee at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Board of Directors at the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and a member of the Mid-America Orthodontic Society, the North American Association of Facial Orthotropics, the American Association for Functional Orthodontics, the World Association of Laser Therapy, the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the California Dental Association.


Dr. Sun is a contributing published author in Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry, Lasers and Light Amplification in Dentistry, and Lasers in Clinical Dentistry. She is also the founder of Sun Dental Group, in Beverly Hills, CA, where she practices comprehensive dentistry. Dr. Sun is a trained dental ceramist, which allows her to offer the ultimate aesthetic restoration. She was trained under mentors Dr. Ed McLaren, Willi Geller, and Clauda Sieber.  Dr. Sun also has a great interest in the fundamental health of the patient. Besides restorative dentistry, she is an advocate of orthopedic and orthodontic health, with an emphasis on posture and movement of the facial muscular system.


Dr Kenneth Luk

Dr Kenneth Luk

Dr Kenneth Luk

BDS (Liverpool) ; DGDP (UK) ; MGD (CDSHK) ; MSc (RWTH Aachen)

Dr. Kenneth Luk obtained his BDS at the University of Liverpool in 1987. He was awarded the Diploma in General Dental Practice from the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 1994 and Membership in General Dentistry by the Hong Kong College of Dental Surgeons in 2009.

Dr Luk has incorporated lasers in Dentistry since 2002. He has since developed novel techniques in depigmentation and coagulation/tissue regeneration. Furthering the passion in lasers, Dr Luk obtained Master of Science in Lasers in Dentistry at Aachen University, Germany in 2013. He is currently in private practice and pursuing his PhD in laser research at the University of Hong Kong

Dr. Luk is active in scientific research and present his work at international congresses. He is active in publications and education in laser dentistry. Dr Luk is part of the lecturing team of WFLD Asia Pacific Division and scientific co-worker of Aachen Dental Laser Centre.


Dr Beatrijs Deruyter

Dr Beatrijs Deruyter

1980: Dental degree with honours at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

Faculty staff department of Prosthetics and Restorative Dentistry Brugman Teaching Hospital Brussels, Belgium: 1980-1982 ,1982-1984

1981-present: Private practice Liedekerke (Belgium)

2004: Master of SOLA Academy, University of Vienna (Austria)

2009: Master of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (US)

2012: Fellowship Course in Laser Dentistry: Department of Surgical and Diagnostic Science- Universita degli Studi di Genova (Italy)

2013- present: UZ Leuven(Belgium) Instructor for laser applications Periodontal department

2013-2014: Master of Science in Laser Dentistry: Department of Surgical and Diagnostic Science-Universita degli Studi di Genova (Italy)

2014-Present: PhDs Lasers in Periodontology at KULeuven (Belgium)

2017: Recipient of the ALD Leon Goldman Award 2017(US)

2017-2018: Lecturer in post graduate Laser program: Laser in Periodontology at Università Cattolica del Sacre Cuore di Roma (Italy)




Dr Manaf Taher Agha

Dr Manaf Taher Agha


D.D.S. Degree Aleppo University | 1996

Laser Studies Master Degree  ESOLA Laser Academy, Vienna University Dental School, Austria

Holistic and Bio-Dentistry Finished courses

Head of the Dental Department, and Medical Director  New Life Style Clinic (Jumairah) | 2007

Head of Laser Department Liberty Dental Clinic | 2009



Faculty member and head of laser research unit in faculty of dentistry Ajman University, UAE | Since 2007

General Secretary The International Academy For Laser Education | 2009

President Academy of laser Education UAE

Syrian Dental Association

European Society for Oral Laser Application

Syrian Society Against Cancer-Aleppo

Sola Laser Academy, Vienna

Emirates Medical Association

ALD Academy of laser dentistry USA



Published peer-reviewed papers in Laser Dentistry



Regional and international speaker in laser and computerized dentistry






Dr Gaetano Paolone

Dr Gaetano Paolone

ince 2015 is an Adjunct Professor in Restorative Dentistry, Università Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan. He teaches at the IV, V and VI year of Dentistry.

Since 2012 is an Active Member of the AIC (Italian Academy of Conservative and Restorative Dentistry) http://www.accademiaitalianadiconservativa.it. Dr. Paolone will be in the board of AIC (as a Secretary) in the two next AIC tasks (2018-2019, 2020-2021).

Since 2011 is an Active Member of IAED (Italian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry http://www.iaed.it)

Since 2010 is an Active Member of AIOM (Italian Academy of Microscopic Dentistry http://www.aiom.net)

Dr. Paolone has his own Private Practice in Rome. The office is an interdisciplinary clinic;

He is a Lecturer in the Master in Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry, University of Bologna, Italy;

Author and co-author of several publications in scientific international journals;

Lecturer in national and international courses and congresses;

Author of chapter 6 of “Endoprotetyka”, a book from Maciej Zarov and “Moderna odontoiatria estetica Workflow dalla A alla Z”, books from Quintessence pub.

Dr Francesco Mangano

Dr Francesco Mangano

Biographical Sketch 

Dr. Francesco Mangano was born in 1979 on the Lake of Como, Italy. He graduated at the University of Milan in 2003 (110/110 cum laude). Immediately after graduation, he devoted his attention to Implant Dentistry, attending the Post-graduate Program in Oral Implantology and Bone Regeneration of the Oral Implantology Clinic, Department of Periodontology, Dental Research Division, Guarulhos University, Sao Paulo (Brazil), where he became Clinical Instructor. After this experience, he worked intensively in the field of Implant Prosthodontics and Digital Dentistry. He is Founder and Scientific Coordinator of the first-in-the-world 2-year Master in Digital Dentistry, at the University of Varese (Italy). In 2016, he completed his PhD in Biotechnologies, Biosciences and Surgical Techniques, at the Department of Surgical and Morphological Sciences, University of Varese (Italy). He is Founder and Scientific Coordinator of the online platform/website Digital Dentistry Universe (DDU). He is Section Editor for the Digital Dentistry Section of BMC Oral Health, Associate Editor for Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects, and Lead Guest Editor of International Journal of Dentistry, Biomedical Research International (Tissue Engineering Section) and Open Dentistry Journal; in addition, he works as Reviewer for the most important international, peer-reviewed journals with high impact factor. He is Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and Founding and Active Member of the international Digital Dentistry Society (DDS). He is author of 80 scientific publications indexed in Pubmed, and published on international peer-reviewed Journals with high impact factor. His bibliometric indexes are: impact factor 146. (Researchgate), H index 25 (Google Scholar). He co-authored two books on implant dentistry and guided implant surgery. He is in private practice in Gravedona, Como, Italy, together with Prof. Carlo Mangano, his uncle and mentor. 


Qualifications, Education & Fellowships: 


  • 2003: Doctor in Dental Science, Dental School, University of Milan (Italy), with grade 110/110 cum laude, discussing the experimental thesis “Tissue Engineering and Bone Induction” (Prof. Matteo Chiapasco) realised with the support of the Bone Research Lab, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (Prof. Ugo Ripamonti) 
  • 2003: Board/Habilitation in Dentistry, Dental School, University of Milan (Italy), with grade 60/60 
  • 2015: Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD) 
  • 2016: PhD in Biotechnologies, Biosciences and Surgical Techniques, Department of Surgical and Morphological Sciences, University of Varese, Italy 

Post-doctoral training: 

  • 2007: Post-graduate program in Gnatology, Terlano, (Italy) (Director: Dr. Roberto Masnata) 
  • 2008-2010: Post-graduate program in Oral Implantology and Bone Regeneration, at the Oral Implantology Clinic, Department of Periodontology, Dental Research Division, Guarulhos University, Guarulhos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) (Director: Prof. Jamil Shibli) 
  • 2010: Post-graduate program in Fixed Prosthodontics, Florence, (Italy) (Director: Dr. Dario Castellani) 

Academic appointments/Positions/Affiliations: 

  • 2017-now, Section Editor, Digital Dentistry, BMC Oral Health 
  • 2017-now, Associate Editor, Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects 
  • 2017-now, Founder and Scientific Coordinator, Digital Dentistry Universe (DDU) 
  • 2015-now: Lead Guest Editor, Biomedical Research International (Tissue Engineering), Open Dentistry Journal, International Journal of Dentistry 
  • 2016-now, Researcher, Academic Unit of Digital Dentistry, IRCCS, S. Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy (Director: Prof. Carlo Mangano) 
  • 2015-2016 Clinical Instuctor, Master in Advanced Science and Technologies in Oral Hygiene, Sapienza University, Rome (Director: Prof. Gianna Nardi) 
  • 2014-2015 Clinical Instructor, e-Cost Namabio training school, Frederick University, Nicosia (Cyprus) 
  • 2014-now: Founding Member and Member of the Communication Committe of the international Digital Dentistry Society (DDS)  
  • 2013-2016: Scientific Coordinator/Instructor/Lecturer, Italian Master in Digital Dentistry, Department of Surgical and Morphological Science, Dental School, University of Varese (Italy) (Director: Prof. Aldo Macchi) 
  • 2012-2014: Clinical Researcher, Innovative Technology and Engineered Biomaterials Research Center (ITEB), University of Varese, (Italy) (Director: Prof. Carlo Mangano) 
  • 2012-2013: Adjunct Professor, Periodontology, Department of Surgical and Morphological Science, Dental School, University of Varese (Italy)  
  • 2011-2013: Clinical Instructor, Oral Implantology Clinic, Department of Surgical and Morphological Science, Dental School, University of Varese (Italy)  



Dr Thamer Theeb

Dr Thamer Theeb

Dr. Thamer Theeb is a senior boarded dentist, specialized in the field of prosthodontics. He runs Doctor Thamer’s Smile Studio,Dental lounge Center in Amman- Jordan and Smile Studios dental center in Bahrain. He has a part time practice in Qatar. He is a consultant for cosmetic procedures and carries out a full spectrum of treatments from facial cosmetics, TMJ problems, cosmetic dentistry, implantology and bone regeneration procedures.
Dr. Thamer is the general secretary of the British Academy of Implant and Restorative Dentistry. He lectures extensively in the field of Aesthetic dentistry and is an active member of numerous dental societies. He was a part-time lecturer at the University of Jordan. Dr. Thamer conducts many lectures and media shows dedicated towards public awareness in the field of cosmetic dentistry.


-Jordanian Board of Prosthodontics, Jordan medical council.
-MSc. Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, University of Jordan.
-Post Graduate University Diploma in Implant Dentistry, San Raffaele University, Milan- Italy
-Post Graduate University Diploma in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, San Raffaele University, Milan- Italy
-BDs. degree in dentistry, University of Jordan.


General Secretory of the British Academy of Implant and Restorative Dentistry BAIRD

    -Vice president of the Jordanian Implant Dentistry Comission 2012-2013
    -Lecturer of the British Academy of Implant Dentistry BAID
    -Associate of World Clinical Laser Institute
    -American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
    -American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
    -European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry (ESCD)
    -Jordanian Prosthodontists Society
    -Jordan Dental Implant Group
    -Jordan Dental Association

First place winner: I Love My Dentist Award 2011, 3rd Aesthetic Dentistry MENA Awards.

    -Part time lecturer, University of Jordan 2010-2011.
    -Editorial review board of Smile dental Journal.
    -Lecturer of the British Academy of Implant Dentistry 4th module Erbil/ Iraq 2012.
    -Lecturer of The German Association of Dental Implantology 2nd, 6th module Tunis/ Tunisia 2012
    -Ivoclar- Vivadent supervisors trainig course Erbil/Iraq 2012 , course director and lecturer.
    -Microveneers, The Art, Science and The secrets. Dr. Thamer Theeb’s private courses Sheraton- Amman 1-2/3/2012
    -Arab American University of Jenin, Introduction to Implant and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Thamer Theeb’s private courses. Arena-Amman 13-14/2/2012
    -Lecturer and trainer of Jordan Association of Dental Implants, Implants training program 22-3-12
    -Jordan Dental Association Scientific Activities, No-prep veneers, Myths vs. Realities. 15-2-2012
    -Jordan Dental Lab Technicians Association, No-prep veneers, when and how?
    -Speaker in the 22nd Jordanian Dental congress and 39th Arab Dental congress with a lecture named Managing severely angulated implants.
    -Speaker in the 1st Estival Dentaire Distri-med en collaboration avec l’ADIT, with a lecture named To prep veneers or not, is it a question ? Tunisia
    -Chairperson and a Speaker in the 14th AEEDC Dubai- congress with a lecture named Prepless veneers, Think wise, Think twice.
    -Speaker in the 21st Jordanian Dental congress with a lecture named Zirconia posts, an esthetic alternative.
    -Speaker in the 2nd Dental Faculty congress (University of Jordan) with a lecture named Is Amelogenesis Imperfecta an Indication for Renal Examination?
    -Course director and lecturer in a workshop in Cosmetic dentistry, Think Big, THink Asthetic Palestine- Ramallah.
    -Hands-on Trainer on Ankylos- Friadent Implant system. Jordan University 2009.
    -Honorable speaker in the Inner Wheel- Amman conference dated 28.4.2008
    -Many interviews with newspapers, radio stations, and TV channels considering the public awareness of cosmetic dentistry.
    -New trends in modern esthetic and restorative dentistry by ICDE Liechetenstein/ Swistzerland.
    -Concept, Indication and Handling of the FRIADENT Implant System Xive & Ankylos by FRIADENT. Bologna/Italy.
    -Management of complex cases FRIADENT Implant System. Munich/Germany.
    -Attendance 14th DENTSPLY Friadent symposium, Barcelona/Spain.
    -Lumineers Smile Design Workshop by DenMAt, USA.
    -Attendance 3rd DENTSPLY Friadent implantology symposium in Tehran, Iran.
    -Attendance 14th Aeedc Dubai- congress, Dubai/ UAE.
    -Esthetic treatment concepts from bleaching to composites workshop, ESCD.
    -Le Laser en medecine dentaire, Universite Libanaise.
    -Full Mouth rehabilitaion, University of Jordan.
    -Controversies and innovations in implant dentistry course by Dr. Dennis Tarnow.
    -Attendance 2nd Jordanian International Dental Implantology Conference.
    -Applied occlusion in clinical dentistry course by JSCD.
    -Advanced occlusion course by JSCD.
    -The best way of sinus Approach (crestal and lateral sinus approach) by JSOMS.
    -An update and a review in prosthodontics workshop, ESCD.
    -Porcelain Veneers in 2008 (Advancing from good to Excellent), ESCD.
    -Esthetic Implant Dentistry Myth or Reality, ESCD.
    -Photography and documentation course by ESCD.
    -Attendance of the 1st Jordanian cosmetic dentistry congress. Amman- Jordan
    -Course on Immediate implant placement. Jordan University.
    -Workshop on sinus grafting techniques. Jordan University.
    -Course of principles of implant dentistry for complex cases. Jordan university.
    -A course in Nitrous Oxide sedation, University of Jordan.
    -A course in basic and clinical science related to academic training of contemporary implant dentistry.
    -Implant course, Jordanian Dental Association.
    -Implant in Aesthetic zone course, Jordanian Dental Association.
    -Swiss Precious Implant (SPI) System course,Jordanian Royal Medical Services.
    -Vitane Implant system course.
    -Attendance (The 21st Jordanian dental Congress)
    -Attendance (The 3rd international conference of Royal Jordanian Medical Services in collaboration with The Royal College of Physicians of London).
    -Attendance (The 20th Jordanian dental Congress)
    -A course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Basic Life Support, held at University of Jordan.
    -A course in The Public First Aid, held at Saudi Red Crescent Society.


Ehab Heikal

Ehab Heikal



Degree                        :           DBA  (Belford University-USA)

MBA (Graduate School of Business – AAST)

DIM (Diploma of Intl Marketing – Torornto)

                                                DF Demand forecasting (AUC)

Bachelor degree of Oral & Dental Surgery 1986

University                   :           Faculty of Dentistry-Alex. University




Presentations                                   Lecturer of P.M., School of Dentistry, MSA Univ.

                                                                        Lecturer of P.M., School of Dentistry, Delta Univ.

                                                                        Lecturer of Markting, Cambridge Institute of  Business

2004-2005 (Alex)

Conducted several CME accredited courses of Practice

Management for dentists. (Total 67)

Presented 69 Practice management lectures during

Congresses in several Mid-Eastern Countries



 Publications                                    Author of the book “Business Administration for

The Dental Profession”

Author of the book: Think Outside the Bo2 (Practice

Management Tips)

Several publications in different dental journals

Journal of Dental Ideology

Dental News

Dental World (Donia Al Asnan)

Dental Tribune

Smile Magazine

Dental Practice


Memberships                                   President, MEMA

Board member, Egyptian Dental Syndicate,

Board member, Alexandria Oral Implantology Assoc.


Dr. Cristian Coraini

Dr. Cristian Coraini

Dental technician Qualification and Diploma (1990-1991), Degree in Dentistry “cum Laude” at Milan-University (1996), International Certificate Post-Graduate in Implantology and Esthetic Dentistry (New York University 2003-2005). Goer from 1998 at the Istituto Stomatologico Italiano of Milan in all Departments, from 2012 Head of the Perio-Implants and CAD-CAM Department in the same Institut. In 1998 winner of the italian national price “The clinical case I’ll never forget” (UTET editions, Rimini, Amici di Brugg), and in 2013 with his technician Mr. Luca Vailati of the price on the occlusion at the International College of Prosthodontists World Congress (Turin). Active member of: SIE (Italian Society of Endodontics), AIOM (Italian Academy of Microscope Dentistry), AIG (Italian Academy of Gnatology), member of the editorial board of “Italian Journal of Endodontics”. Currently, Italian National Secretary of AIOM, from 2017 Adjunct Professor in Prosthesis at the University of Milan. Private practice in Milan, he focuse his work in the treatment of endodontic, perio-implants, prosthetic, esthetic and micro-dentistry cases with a multi-disciplinary approach.


Dr. Alessandro & Andrea Agnini

Dr. Alessandro & Andrea Agnini

Dr. Alessandro Agnini graduated in 1989 from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.

He has private dental practices in Modena and Sassuolo, Emilia Romagna, where he dedicates only to Fixed Prosthetic Dentistry, Periodontology and implant Dentistry.

He attended the “ Fixed Prosthetic “ program of studies with Doctor Gianfranco Di Febo in the two years 1991 – 1993 and the Periodontology program of studies with Doctor Gianfranco Carnevale in the two years 1993 – 1995.

In 1995 he attended the One Year Program in Implant Dentistry with Doctor Mauro Merli.

Since 2006 he is an active member of the Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry.

He is an adjunct Professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, for the teaching of Fixed Prosthetic Dentistry and Implant Prosthetic Dentistry.

He is author and co author of italian and international scientific publications and italian and international lecturer.

He is the scientific director, since 2008, of the annual courses in Fixed Prosthetic Dentistry, Periodontology and Implant dentistry based at his own private office in Sassuolo. Since 2011 he is a lecturer of the Dental Xp Website, being also part of the Editorial Board.

Author of the book “The Digital Revolution: the learning curve” edited by Quintessence

Dr. Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini graduated in 2007 from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Dr Agnini works in private practice in Modena and Sassuolo, Emilia Romagna, Italy, following his brother, Alessandro, focusing on Fixed Prosthetic Dentistry, Periodontology, and Implant Dentistry.

He attended the NYU College of Dentistry in the years 2009 – 2011 having, among others, as teachers and mentors Doctor Dennis Tarnow, Doctor Christian Stappert, Doctor Stephen Chu and Doctor Michael Bral.

He has been the Clinical Research Fellow of the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at NYU, under the supervision of Dr Sang Choon Cho.

He is co-author of various Italian and international scientific publications and international lecturer.

He is part, since 2008, of the scientific committee of the annual programs in Prosthetic Dentistry, Periodontology and Implant Dentistry based at Studio Agnini Odontoiatria.

Since 2011 he is a lecturer of the Dental Xp Website, being also part of the Editorial Board. Author of the book “Digital Dental Revolution: The Learning Curve” edited by Quintessence



Dr. Amir HADJHAMOU obtained his post-doctoral degrees in Prosthodontics & Implantology from University Lyon I where he was also appointed lecturer at the faculty of Dentistry, in addition to his clinical duties in the Oral Maxillofacial department and Prosthodontics department, at Hotel-Dieu Hospital, Lyon, France. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the university Lyon 1 in France.


In the UAE, Dr. Amir has been an adjunct faculty in the Prosthodontics Department, at the University of Sharjah, College of Dental Medicine, for the last ten years and holds two private practices dedicated to Aesthetic rejuvenations & dental implants


In parallel to his academic and clinical experience, Dr.Amir had the opportunity to present in various conferences & courses in many countries among them, France, Algeria, Canada & the USA & is a Certified Educator at the International Academy of Aesthetics in Beverly Hills, California.


He is the Founding Director of the Aesthetic Dentistry & Applied Methods Course (ADAM) & the advanced course on full mouth reconstructions & Director of the Elite Academy

Ayad Mouayad Al-Obaidi

Ayad Mouayad Al-Obaidi

Dr. Ayad Mouayad Al-Obaidi BDS, MSc is a lecturer in restorative and esthetic department, at Baghdad University, Iraq. He graduated in 2004 from university of Baghdad and received his MSc in 2011 from the University of Baghdad and has been full time in restorative and esthetic department university of Baghdad. Council member in Iraqi dental association responsible for scientific committee .Restorative council at British academy of implant and restorative dentistry ( BAIRD). Between 2004 and 2016 he attended a number of refresher courses and developed skills in aesthetic adhesive restorations using direct and indirect techniques in the anterior and posterior. He lectured hands-on courses in the filed of porcelain restorations, composite restoration nationally and internationally. He a he maintains a private practice with a special interest in adhesive and restorative dentistry in Baghdad smile center in Baghdad.

Dr. Shigeyuki Nagai

Dr. Shigeyuki Nagai

Dr.Nagai received his DDS from the Osaka Dental University, Japan in 1987 and studied at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine as a Clinical Fellow from1989 to 1992 when he practiced at the Massachusetts Veterans Administration Medical Center in 1990 and the Mass. General Hospital in 1991.

Dr. Nagai serves as a board member of the Japanese Society for Laser Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry(2010~2015), Asia and Pacific Division of the World Federation for Laser Dentistry, the Laser Education International,the Japanese Academy of Color for Dentistry and the Japan Society for Dental Anti-Aging. Dr.Nagai is the General Secretary of the 2016 WFLD JAPAN. He is a committee member of the Japan Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the Japan Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine and Japan Association of Microscopic Dentistry, a vice president and chief instructor of the Japanese chapter of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. He is also a member of Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry. He was awarded the Leon Goldman Award for Clinical Excellence in Laser Dentistry in 2010 from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the Excellent Presentation Prize of the Japanese Academy of Color for Dentistry in 2008. Dr. Nagai maintains a full-time practice in Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. Walid Altayeb

Dr. Walid Altayeb


Walid Altayeb DDS, MSc D, MALD, PhD

Fellow & Master of the Academy of Laser Dentistry


  • Altayeb received his dentaldegree from Faculty of Dentistry, Damascus University in 1998
  • He completed his Master of Science in Periodontics in 2004 and  Doctorate  of  Philosophy PH.D in Periodontics in
  • Master of Academy of Laser Dentistry, Florida,
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry Board of Directors and ALD Speakers
  • He participated in many  conferences  in  Middle  East  and  USA  as  speaker  in  thefields of Periodontal Medicine and Laser
  • Heis running “Pink Aesthetics & Laser Dentistry” courses with the British   Academy of Implant and Restorative Dentistry in Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and
  • Altayeb achieved  an  advanced  level  of  knowledge  about  the  application  oflasers  in  dental  science  and  patient  treatment  (Advanced  Proficiency  certificates    of Academy of Laser Dentistry in Diode 980nm and Er:YAG 2940nm)
  • He hadbeen working as clinical supervisor in department of Periodontics, Damascus University.
  • Chair of ALD Gulf LaserChapter
  • Chair of ALD International Relations
  • Altayeb is working in private as periodontist and Implantologistin:
    • Tamim Dental Polyclinic, Doha,
    • The British Lasik and Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dubai,
    • Masters Dental & Aesthetic Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Dr. Omar Hamadah

Dr. Omar Hamadah

PhD in Oral Medicine, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University; UK.

MSc. in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Damascus University, Syria

Vice Dean of Higher Institute for Laser Research and Applications, Associate Professor in Oral Medicine, The Faculty of Dental Medicine, Damascus University

Clinical Lecturer and coordinator of Oral and maxillofacial Medicine and radiological diagnosis courses, The Dental Faculty, Sham private University.

Journal reviewer of Cancer Biomarkers, Journal of Oral pathology and Medicine Histology and Histopathology, Damascus University Journal for Medical Sciences

Finance Officer of Syrian Society for Dental research (SSDR)






Dr. Mel Burchman

Dr. Mel Burchman

Dr. Burchman began using lasers in 1999. He currenly uses 8 lasers in his clinical practice. He holds ALD Advanced Proficiency. He has earned several awards: The Science Behind the Clinic of Laser Dentistry and the ALD Leon Golman Award for Clinical Excellence. He was written up in Men’s Health Magazine, has completed the ALD Educator Course and earned ALD Mastership for ongoing CE activities. Dr. Burchman has lectured for Sirona Dental,Benco, and Henry Schein in the past.

Dr. Maziar Mir

Dr. Maziar Mir

Dr. Maziar Mir has done his first DDS degree in IRAN and was qualified as Dr.med.dent in GERMANY. After finishing MSc in field of LASERS IN DENTISTRY in Aachen University, he did his PostDoc in University of California, Irvine. He is a contributory author in more than 6 published books in dentistry and has published more than 30 articles in reputed National and International journals including pubmed/medline indexed journals. He has coauthored over 50 papers presented in specialty conferences. He has been a UG and PG teacher, examiner and paper setter in University of Aachen, GERMANY. He has presented a number of guest lectures, keynote addresses and oration lectures in Germany and abroad. He has organized international and national conferences and workshop and is also a resource person in a number of conferences and workshops. He has been a member of German Society of Lasers in Dentistry and associate member of ASLMS (American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery). He established first Iranian session in IADR (International association for Dental Research) and was member of the European Division of IADR. He is a Peer Reviewer in three journals and two of them are pubmed indexed journals. He was licensed as practitioner in GERMANY and DUBAI and is experienced in using all different types of lasers. Currently, he is the first dentist who received license from ministry of health and medical chamber to establish the first official Dental Laser clinic in IRAN. He is invited to National University of IRAN to plan for first MSc course of Lasers in Dentistry and is invited lecturer of IGDA (Iranian General Dentists Association) as key lecturer of their Laser program. He is very interested in diagnostic tools and believes in prevention. Comfort of patients is his main aim beside highest quality of health care services he provides in his partner clinics. Germans call him very hard working person and Americans like his energy. That is why he received two scholarships from Aachen University and UCI university. He was a fellow of Professor Petra Wilder-Smith in Beclkman Laser Institute in United States. The public health focus of his current scientific activities is early detection of Oral Cancer by using OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography). Most of his teaching material are based on his own or his partners and professors pure scientific works. His papers are more than two thousand times used by other researchers and he educated more than two hundred dentists to use different types of lasers in their clinics. His teaching skills helps him to transfer his evidence based knowledge to new interested dentists who like to know what are the advantages of lasers.

Dr. Chris Salierno

Dr. Chris Salierno

Chris is a general dentist from Long Island, New York. He graduated from Stony Brook School of Dental . Medicine in 2005 and completed a GPR there in 2006 focusing on implant prosthetics. White in dental school, Dr. Salierno served as the National President of the American Student Dental Association. He has also served as the Chair of the ADA New Dentist Committee and is currently the President of the Suffolk County Dental Society. He lectures internationally on clinical dentistry, practice management, and leadership development. His material can be viewed online on his blog, The Curious Dentist. In 2014, Dr. Salierno became the Editor of Dental Economics.

Dr. Robert J. Miller

Dr. Robert J. Miller

Dr. Miller received his B.A. from New York University and M.A. from Hofstra University, both in biology. He graduated with honors from New York University College of Dentistry where he received the International College of Dentists Award for clinical excellence and then completed his residency at Flushing Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Miller is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Diplomate International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and Fellow Academy of Osseointegration. He is acting Chairman of the Department of Oral Implantology at the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic in Palm Beach, Florida, and Director of The Center for Advanced Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry in Delray Beach, Florida.

Dr. Mohamad. L Koleilat

Dr. Mohamad. L Koleilat

Consultant Periodontist and lmplantologist Consultan

t- periodontist and oral & maxillofacial surgeon head of periodontics unit ,doctor in dental surgery sl Joseph university .(dds) Beirut, Lebanon, doctorate in ontological university of pairs 6 science France,certificate of implantology university of pairs 7 trance ,senior registrar periodontist at dha

Dr. Kavit Shah

Dr. Kavit Shah

Graduated from Guys’ and St Thomas’ School of Dentistry in 2002. 2009, completed a four year Masters and Specialist Training Programs in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute, graduating with distinction. A recognized specialist in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics by The General Dental Council. Partner at The London Centre for Prosthodontics, a speciaList referral practice in Cavendish Square. Kavit is a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow at The Eastman Dental Institute, where he lectures and supervises graduate students in the treatment of implant and prosthodontics patients. His practice specialists in Prosthodontics, providing treatment solutions for complex cases.

Dr. Rima Abdallah

Dr. Rima Abdallah

Rima J. Abdallah BDS, CAGS Periodontology, DSc Oral Biology

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology (ABP)

Assistant Professor, Periodontology Department, Lebanese University Faculty of Dental Medicine

Associate Clinical Professor, Periodontology Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Beirut Arab University

Editor-In-Chief, International Journal of Oral and Dental Sciences (IJODS)

Awarded, the 2009 Boston University Periodontology Clinical Excellence Award


Dr. Rima Abdallah is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (ABP). She earned her dental degree (BDS) from the Faculty of Dentistry at Beirut Arab University , and her certificate of advanced graduate studies in Periodontology from the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She then completed her doctorate in Oral Biology from the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Periodontology Department at the Lebanese University Faculty of Dental Medicine, and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Periodontology Department at the Beirut Arab University Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Abdallah is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Oral and Dental Sciences (IJODS) . Her scholarly contributions include journal publications and presentations at national and international and meetings. She was the recipient of the 2009 Boston University Periodontology Clinical Excellence Award

Dr. Islam Kassem

Dr. Islam Kassem

Dr Islam Has been graduated from Alexandria Dental  school in 2002 , then he took a residency

 in Maxillofacial & plastic surgery department, he has a master degree in Oral & maxillofacial surgery.

He also has been qualified from both royal college of surgeons in Glasgow and Ireland in Oral & maxillofacial surgery.

He maintain a private practice in Egypt, Qatar & Bahrain

His special interest is Facial aesthetics and laser

He share in Genoa university educational courses asan international speaker

also he has been accredited as a speaker for ADA CERP

He is a speaker of more than 15 courses in laser & facial aesthetics

Dr Nils-Claudius Gellrich

Dr Nils-Claudius Gellrich

Professor Gellrich has been chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Hannover Medical School- Germany  since 2004. He and his team are trend-setters in integrated quality management of dental implant treatment, which will become standard both in implant dentistry and in 3D planning to optimize the treatment of complex facial deformities.He is an internationally known specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery and has been one of the pioneers in the field of computer assisted planning and intra-operative navigation in oral and maxillofacial surgery and implant dentistry.

Professor Gellrich has received numerous awards in recognition of his work. He is a member of many national and international scientific dental and medical societies and is on the advisory board of the medical services of the German armed forces.


Dr. Bassam F. Rabie

Dr. Bassam F. Rabie

Microsurgical and in office CAD-CAM Approach for Implants in the Esthetic Zone 


CAD CAM and CBCT are becoming somehow mandatory for the proper planning, designing and execution of an esthetic implant treatment outcome.


Integrating digital diagnosis to plan properly the surgical aspect from hard and soft tissue grafting to implant placement and abutment design and material selection, to final esthetic restoration outcomes is the goal of using this technology.



Dr. Bassam F. Rabie

Prosthodontist, Pittsburgh, USA – 1997

Fellow American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics – 1998

Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantologists – 2004

Diplomat International Congress of Oral Implantologists – 2006

Visiting lecturer, Continuing Education Dept. Tufts University, Boston, USA – 2007

Visiting lecturer, Periodontics Dept. Milan University, Italy – 2007

Visiting lecturer, Periodontics Dept. Harvard University, USA – 2010

Visiting lecturer LSU Luisiana State University USA

Owner ONE Dental and Facial Concept Egypt/Portugal


Edward R. Kusek, DDS

Edward R. Kusek, DDS

Dr. Kusek is a graduate of Creighton University, and received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University Of Nebraska College Of Dentistry in 1984.


He holds the title of Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, one of approximately 400 worldwide. He also holds several other higher levels of distinction including Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Masterships in the Academy of General Dentistry and in the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.  He is 1 of 23 professionals worldwide that are recognized course providers for Laser Dentistry.  Dr. Kusek received his Life Long Learning and Service to Dentistry Award from AGD in 2012 and in 2017. Along with these titles, Dr. Kusek is also an adjunct professor for the hygiene program at the University of South Dakota. He is also a long time member of the American Dental Association. South Dakota Dental Association, and Southeastern Dental Society.


Dr. Kusek began using laser dentistry in 2004, and has lectured nationally and internationally for organizations, such as the Academy of General Dentistry,  Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Association, Dentsply Friadant, International Congress of Oral Implantology, Star of the North, and Star of the South, and University of Nebraska, the Greater New York Meeting. He has published fourteen articles including: “Use of the YSGG Laser in Dental Implant Surgery”, “High Technology in Implant Dentistry, Part I”, and “High Technology in Implant Dentistry, Part II”. “Implant Placement in Infected Sites”, “The Use of Laser Technology and Stereolithography to aide in the Placement of a Supperiosteal Implant”, “Tissue-punch Technique in Non-attached Tissue using the YSGG Laser” and “Soft Tissue Management after Implant Placement”, “Flapless Implant Surgery with Aesthetic Temporaries”, “Esthetic Crown Lengthening with Reverse Vestibuloplasty”, “Immediate Implant Placement into Infected Sites: Bacterial Studies of Photoacoustic Effects of the YSGG Laser”, “The Er;Cr:YSGG Laser: A Perfect Fit with Implant Dentistry” ,”Five Year Retrospective Study of Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy”, “Removable Prosthetics: Bad Attachments or Bad Design?”, “Lasers Expand the Procedural Scope for General Dentists”, and “Failure Followed by a Successful Outcome”.




Dr. Fini Storchi graduated in Medicine at the University of Florence in 1993 with the maximum of ratings discussing an Experimental thesis on Extranodal Non Hodgkin Lymphomas.

In 1993 she began her first specialization in Otorhynolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery while working in the Hospital of the University of Florence.

In 1995 she won the prize of the Italian Society of Otorhynolaryngology and Cervico –Facial Surgery and in 1997 she won the prize “Prof. Ettore Alajmo” at the Vth Regional Congress of Laringectomyzed patients.

In 1997 she specialized with the maximum of ratings in Otorhynolaryngology and Cervico –Facial Surgery with an experimental thesis on Schnederian Papillomas of the Nasal Fossae and she began the second specialization in Audiology. She also opened her private practice where she still works up to now.

In 2001 she specialized in Audiology with the maximum of ratings discussing a thesis on Migraine Vertigo.

In 2002 she worked for 6 months in the Endoscopic Surgery Section of the Hospital of Padova where she performed the surgical and outpatient activity.

From 1999 to 2011 she worked as an ENT Specialist and Surgeon in the Otorhynolaryngology Clinic of the University of Florence.

Since 1993 she attended several National and international Congresses and Workshps as a participant or as a Lecturer. She keeps Courses for other Specialists and writes Scientific Articles.

From 2015 Dr. Fini Storchi is the responsible of the coordination of the Laser Treatment of Snoring of the L.U.N.A. (Laser Users New Academy) Scientific Academy and keeps many Courses and lessons about that argument.

Since 2016 she is a visiting Professor in the Laser Center of the University of Genova directed by Prof. Stefano Benedicenti.

She currently speaks French, German, Italian and English.

Dr. Imad Salloum

Dr. Imad Salloum

Degree in dentistry D.D.S Damascus university 1981 Syrian Board certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 1986 Extern fellow for Continuing Educational Training on Orthognatic, Cosmetic & TMJ surgery

at EMORY University, and EMORY clinic, Atlanta Georgia, USA 1987 – 1989 – 1992 – 1998 Continuing Educational Training in surgical and restorative therapy of Osteo-integrated Dental

Implants Washington DC, & Atlanta USA. 1992 Diplomate of International Congress of Oral Implantology  ICOI Dental XP Expert and had lectured in many international congresses

Dr. Sonali Sharma

Dr. Sonali Sharma


Lt Col Sonali Sharma graduated from Pune University with 4 distinctions and 13 gold medals in 1994. She has done MDS in Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics. She is the is the first endodontist in Tri services of Indian Armed forces (Army Navy
& Airforce ). She has done her Diploma in Lasers. She has authored chapters on lasers in text books. She is completing her PhD in laser caries inhibition. Under the aegesis of Armed Forces Medical Research Committee she has completed several research projects. She has represented armed forces as an invited speaker , Guest/ Keynote speaker , in national and international conferences.In addition to many publications, she is also a peer reviewer in Indian and International Journals.
She is currently posted to Army Dental Centre Research and Referral Hospital Delhi, as a Professor and PG guide.

Dr. Ahmed Abdullah

Dr. Ahmed Abdullah


* BDS  2001 ,MSc Laser in Dentistry RWTH Aachen University (Germany) 2007


*Member and country representative in world federation of laser dentistry (WFLD)

*Member in the Sudanese dental society

* Member in the Saudi dental society

* Member in the Saudi dental education society

* Member in the European dental laser Society

* Certified as a European laser dentist 2010).

*Member in the World Academy for Laser Education in Dentistry     Network (WALED )
























Dr.  Nuran  Culcuoglu

Dr. Nuran Culcuoglu

Dr. Nuran Culcuoglu graduated from Ankara University Dental Faculty
in 1977. She conducted research on dental-originated focal infections in the early 1980s. She achieved ALD’s Standard Proficiency certification in 1994 and Advanced Proficiency in 1996. Dr. Culcuoglu completed her MSc program at Genoa University in November 2014. She is continuing her dental tissue engineering studies with stem cells and low level laser therapy. She is also practicing as a general dentist in Istanbul.






Mario A. Trelles, MD PhD, is internationally renowned for his expertise and contributions to laser advancements in medicine and surgery. He received his medical degree and specialized general, plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgical training at the University of Barcelona, Spain, and his PhD. doctorate in medicine and surgery at the University of Seville. Dr. Trelles has since shared his experience, both as a professor at various European universities and by writing and editing books and over 350 scientific manuscripts on advances in laser. He has held executive positions at numerous professional medical organizations, including present terms as President of the European laser Association (ELA) and the Spanish Society for Laser in Medicine and Surgery (SELMQ); also Honorary President of the European Society for Laser Aesthetic Surgery (ESLAS) and is a member of societies around the globe devoted to medicine, laser therapy, anti-aging and aesthetic surgery. He is currently also Honorary Member of various International Medical Societies and visiting professor of various international Universities.


He has been awarded for Excellence in Cosmetic Surgery by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and honored with the Medaille de la Cité de Marselle (France), and the Gold Medal of the cities of Cambrils (Spain), and Piura (Peru), for his contribution to medicine.


Dr. Trelles is currently Professor and Chair of the Master Diploma “Laser Applications in Surgery and Medicine” at the Official Medical School & University of Barcelona, and is the President of the Board of Trustees of the Antoni de Gimbernat Foundation, and tthe Medical Director of Vilafortuny Medical Institute in Cambrils (Tarragona) This Center participates in the European Community Project, “Training Centres for Laser Applications in Medicine”.

Guglielmo Parziale

Guglielmo Parziale


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