Dr. Sadr is an associate professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Washington School of Dentistry. He received his Ph.D. and advanced training in restorative dentistry from Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 2008. He has been actively involved in the research and development of materials such as self-etching adhesives, resin cement, new composites, and tooth remineralization agents. He is focusing on research towards the adoption of advanced technologies such as Optical Coherence Tomography and CAD/CAM to implement a minimally invasive practice of dentistry at various levels.
Dr. Sadr has been collaborating with academia and industry internationally to realize these goals. In the past decade, he has presented his findings in over 150 scientific articles as well as extensive presentations and talks across the world. Dr. Sadr is the Director of Operative Dentistry Pre-clinical Training in the UW SOD and co-directs a new elective course with Dr. Yen-Wei Chen on CAD/CAM education for the final years dental students.
David s. Alleman, DDS has over 42 years of experience as a dentist since 1978.
He has spent over 22 years pioneering the development of noninvasive dental procedures that conserve teeth. Dr. Alleman has condensed over 1,400 research articles into our educational program which teaches techniques and alternatives to full coverage crowns.
Dr. Pascal Magne and Dr. David Alleman organized the first biomimetic dental conference in the world in 2011 at Marina del Rey, CA.
Dr. Alleman has been using biomimetic procedures in his practice for more than 20 years since 2000.Visit Doctor's Website
He earned his D.D.S. degree in 1983 from the University of Michigan. Dr Chyz has maintained a private practice in downtown Seattle since 1986 and is currently affiliate faculty at University of Washington.
He has been involved in various study clubs over the years and lectures on managing incompletely cracked teeth, as well as direct restorative dentistry with composite resin and laminated fiber reinforcement. He has consulted with 3M on many products, but most notably on the development of Filtek Supreme. Dr. Chyz is a scientific advisor to the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry. He also serves as an unpaid consultant to Ribbond
Finally, Dr. Chyz first laminated Ribbond to internal tooth structure in 1999 – giving him a unique, long-term perspective on the value of fiber lamination to augment direct restorations.Visit Doctor's Website
I invented Ribbond bondable reinforcement to prevent costly fracture failures in resins. I wanted a strong and durable reinforcement that was bondable, easy to adapt, and provided predictable long-term clinical results. As a general dentist practicing in Seattle, I had access to technological experts in the area of fiber laminate reinforcements who worked in fields of aerospace, sports equipment, and more. With their help, I was able to bring this proven technology to dentistry.
I introduced Ribbond to the market in 1991 and since then I have been honored to work with dentists, researchers, teachers, and other dental manufactures to develop and expand this new and promising dental technology. Recognized as the fiber reinforcement of choice among independent evaluators and respected educators, Ribbond has proven itself as invaluable material for the dentist entering the new millennia.
I no longer practice dentistry but I’m happy to play a role in this exciting profession. I’m passionate about this field and welcome the opportunity to learn from your experience.Visit Doctor's Website
Professor Junji Tagami was educated at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), achieving his DDS in 1980 and his Ph.D. in 1984. He was appointed to the Professor and Chair of Cariology and Operative Dentistry, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences at Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 1995. He is still responsible to manage the activities of the department.
He is a prolific author who has contributed more than 450 papers to peer-reviewed international journals and some 200 papers to Japanese academic journals in the fields of cardiology, tooth-colored dental restorative systems, the bonding of materials to dental tissues, and dental education.
His background in research on the mechanism and structure of caries is believed to be one of the most important factors orienting adhesion as a means of achieving minimally invasive dentistry. The development of the Optical Coherent Tomography(OCT) for dental diagnosis and application for laboratory material testing is one of his outstanding achievements in recent years.
As the vice president and past dean of TMDU, he is a man of great power, influence, and potential in academic dentistry. As the chair of Cariology and Operative Dentistry, he has supervised over 150 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from Japan and around the world in the past 20 years, some of whom have become prominent academicians themselves in Japan, North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. Because of his contribution to dental research and education, he was awarded Honorary Degrees from King’s College of London and Mihidol University in Thailand, and the distinguished scientist award, Wilmer Souder Award, from IADR.
Dr. Matt Nejad is an expert biomimetic and esthetic dentist practicing in Beverly Hills, CA. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, the highest level of accreditation possible, and serves as a Scientific Advisor to mentor and train dentists. He provides education and training in Biomimetic Dentistry through the Nejad Institute for Biomimetic Dentistry.
Dr. Nejad received his DDS degree from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry (University of Southern California School of Dentistry) in 2010. As a student, Dr. Nejad was mentored in a selective program run by Dr. Pascal Magne, known globally as the leading authority in esthetic dentistry and credited as the “father” of biomimetic dentistry. He finished top of this mentoring program in both the didactic testing and clinical case experience. By graduation, he completed a record amount of prosthodontic and cosmetic cases, earning a truly unique training experience.
After graduating, Dr. Nejad went an unconventional route and started his own practice immediately so that he could provide Biomimetic and Esthetic dentistry exactly the way he envisioned. He was also the youngest dentist to become a member of the USC faculty, teaching alongside his mentor Dr. Magne since 2010. In 2013, he moved his practice to Beverly Hills and joined with Dr. Mark Helm and Dr. Kyle Stanley, where he currently practices full-time. Throughout his professional career, Dr. Nejad has committed substantial time and energy to advance the practice, education, and development of Biomimetic Dentistry. The Nejad Institute provides training and mentorship for dentists interested in learning Biomimetic Dentistry.
Today, Dr. Nejad is considered one of the top opinion leaders in the dental industry. He is committed to the research and scientific development of adhesive and biomimetic dentistry. He consults with top companies, helping develop innovative dental materials and new products. Dr. Nejad continues to lecture nationally and internationally, is a key opinion leader for multiple companies, and is a member of the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products (SCDP).
His areas of research and interest are adhesion, polymerization stress, residual stress, biomechanics, occlusion, and esthetics.Visit Doctor's Website
Dr. Magne is the Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation Prof. of Esthetic Dentistry in the Division of Restorative Sciences, University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. He graduated from the University of Geneva Dental School, Switzerland (1989 DMD, 1992 MSc and 2002 PhD). He was a lecturer at the same university beginning in 1989 until 1997 (fixed prosthodontics and occlusion, operative dentistry and endodontics).
From 1997-1999, he was a Visiting Associate Prof. at the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. From 1999-2004 he was a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion at the University of Geneva Dental School until he was recruited to the University of Southern California in 2004.
Dr. Magne is a recipient of multiple awards (Swiss Science Foundation, Swiss Foundation for Medical-Biological Grants, 2002 Young Investigator Award from the International Association for Dental Research, 2007 and 2009 Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry). He is also the author of numerous articles on esthetics and adhesive dentistry and is an internationally known mentor and lecturer. Dr. Magne authored the book Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition – A Biomimetic Approach which has been translated into twelve languages.
He is a founding member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry and a mentor of the Bio-Emulation think-tank group. In 2012, he launched a revolutionary approach to the teaching of Dental Morphology, Function and Esthetics (the 2D/3D/4D approach) for freshman students at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.Visit Doctor's Website
Raymond L. Bertolotti received his D.D.S. degree from the University of California, San Francisco, after working as a Ph.D. metallurgical and ceramic engineer at Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Bertolotti is perhaps best known for introducing “total etch” to North America in 1984. He also introduced Panavia in 1985, tin plating in 1989, self-etching primers in 1992 and HealOzone in 2004. As a founder of Danville Materials and former Director of Research, the sectional Contact Matrix system, “MicroPrime”, “MicroEtcher” sandblasting, and intraoral tin-plating are also his developments.
In addition to authoring four dental textbook chapters and co-authoring a recent textbook, Dr. Bertolotti has published extensively in journals such as the American Dental Association, International Journal of Prosthodontics, Dental Clinics of North America, Journal of Dental Research, and Quintessence International. In 2013, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry. Dr. Bertolotti is also a Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Fellow of the Pierre Fouchard Academy, and was Accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has served on the Reality Editorial team. As a well known international lecturer, he has presented at all of the major dental meetings such as the ADA, Hinman, Chicago Midwinter, British Dental Meeting, and invited lectures in over 30 countries.Visit Doctor's Website
Simone Deliperi was born in Cagliari (Italy) in 1974.
Dr. Deliperi graduated from the University of Cagliari in 1998 and completed the Esthetic Dentistry fellowship at Tufts University in 2000. He was recognized at graduation for contributions to research by receiving the AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) Student Research Award. He has served as a visiting faculty at Tufts University since 2001; at the moment, he is an “Adjunct Assistant Professor”.
Dr. Deliperi has been a member of the IADR (International Association of Dental Research) since 2001; he has presented research works at the IADR/AADR meetings and was repeatedly selected as an oral session co-chair. He has authored several scientific publications on restorative and esthetic dentistry in peer-reviewed journals since 2002. He serves on the editorial boards of the Operative Dentistry Journal, the Journal of Esthetic & Restorative Dentistry, and the PPAD.
Dr. Deliperi is a national and international lecturer; he has been providing continuing education and hands-on courses on restorative and biomimetic dentistry both in Europe and the USA for the last 15 years. He is presently on faculty at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and is a Scientific Advisor for the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry; he maintains a private practice and operates a teaching center in Cagliari, Sardinia- Italy.
Here are some mottos Dr. Deliperi proposed over the years:
Dr Milicich lives in Hamilton, New Zealand and has been in the same practice for 40 years. He lectures and trains internationally in the fields of minimal intervention, caries risk assessment and management, minimal intervention restorative techniques, on the physics, and clinical applications of hard-soft tissue lasers, CADCAM technology and tooth function biomechanics and how this relates to minimal intervention restorative techniques. These lectures have included many international presentations including FDI, AACD, USA University and State dental meetings. Dr Milicich is also a mentor to the Bio-Emulation International Think Tank.
He is a Fellow, Diplomate and founding board member (2002-2010) of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry (WCMID). He is also a Fellow, Master and executive board member (2005-2008) of the World Clinical Laser Institute, and a founding Board member of the NZ Institute of Minimal Intervention Dentistry (2003-2012). He is the recipient of both the WCMID Clinician of the Year Award, and the WCMID Clinical Research Award.
Dr Milicich has conducted research on the physics of Er:Cr:YSGG laser hard tissue ablation and associated clinical applications, and has several peer-reviewed publications in the fields of Minimal Intervention Dentistry and SEM Microscopy. He has produced educational CDs covering minimal intervention and restorative techniques, caries risk assessment, diagnosis and management, posterior composites, clinical applications of the Er:Cr:YSGG laser, and Anterior Single Crown Esthetics using CADCAM.