Biography

 

 

Dr. Tony Daher is a graduate of University of St. Joseph, University of Paris, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and University of Southern California (USC). He is a Board-Certified Prosthodontist, a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists, a Fellow in the International College of Dentists and a Fellow in the Global Dental Implant Academy. Pr. Daher is the co-director of Global Dental Implant Academy (GDIA) and a Visiting Clinical Professor at Saint Joseph University.

 

He is the Editor-In-Chief for the GDIA Dental Implant Case Reports, and the Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of the Lebanese Dental Association. He is a former Associate Professor at Loma Linda University, Former Lecturer with the Advanced Prosthodontic Program at UCLA, past Clinic Director of the International Student Program at USC, and the past Director of Advanced Prosthodontics Program at Loma Linda University. Pr. Daher has active membership in numerous dental and prosthodontic organizations.

 

He maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in La Verne, California. He has written many scientific and clinical articles, textbook and eBook chapters (over 5o scientific articles and book chapters) and has lectured both nationally and internationally about Prosthodontics (over 150 presentations). Pr. Daher is also an active member in many dental and prosthodontics societies, including the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Tri-County and San Gabriel Valley Dental societies.

 

 

 

Co-Director, GDIA

Dr. Tony Daher

Dr. Jin Y. Kim is a 1986 graduate of the dental school at University of Sydney, Australia. He completed specialty training in periodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry in 1998. Dr. Kim is board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology, and the American Board of Oral Implantology, making him a unique and rare dual board-certified specialist. He was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists (FACD) in 2012.

 

He has advanced degrees in pathology, public health, oral biology, and had been in general practice and academia for 9 years prior to starting his career in periodontology. Apart from specialty private practices in Diamond Bar, and West Garden Grove, California, Dr. Kim is currently engaged in teaching dental students, residents and fellow dental professionals, as a lecturer at UCLA School of Dentistry and as a sought-out international speaker. He has spoken at national and international meetings in over 36 countries worldwide to date. Dr. Kim has also been a consultant to numerous dental implant and device manufacturers. His research has been published in respected scientific journals such as Journal of Periodontology, Annals of Periodontology, Dental Implantology Update, Journal of Dental Research, Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and in several dental textbooks. He has translated a popular implant textbook into Korean language, and has contributed to a book chapter in a textbook.

 

He is currently a lecturer at UCLA School of Dentistry, and has served as a former president of Western Society of Periodontology (WSP). He was the scientific chair of 2016 ICOI Summer Symposium, and GDIA US Symposium. He will be chairing the 2018 World Congress of Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Bone Surgery (WCUPS) that will be held in San Diego in February 2018.

 

 

Co-Director, GDIA

Dr. Jin Y. Kim

Dr. Scott D. Ganz graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry – New Jersey Dental School and completed a three-year specialty program in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

 

Dr. Ganz is well-published in many scientific journals and more than a dozen professional textbooks. He delivers presentations both nationally and internationally as a featured speaker on the Prosthetic and is considered one of the world’s leading experts in the field of Computer Utilization for Diagnostic, Graphical, Interactive Treatment Planning, CBCT, and Dentistry, CAD CAM Applications in Dentistry. He has been a featured speaker for most major organizations including AO, AAID, AAOMS, ICOI, EAO, AACD, and AAED.

He currently serves as Editor-n-Chief of the Cone Beam International Magazine of Cone Beam Dentistry, Assistant Editor for the peer-reviewed journal, Implant Dentistry, and serves on the editorial staff of several other peer-reviewed publications.

 

Dr. Ganz is a Past President of the N.J. Section of the American College of Prosthodontists, Past President of the CAI Academy, serves on the faculty of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and the Hackensack University of Medical Center, and on the Board of Directors of the ICOI.

DMD

Dr. Scott Ganz

Dr. Goodacre received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1971.  He completed a three year combined program in Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at Indiana University School of Dentistry and in 1974 earned his MSD degree.  He served as Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University and from 1994 to 2013 served as Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. 

 

He currently teaches in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and is a Distinguished Professor at that institution. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American College of Prosthodontists, and Past President of the Academy of Prosthodontics. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) and is Chair of the FOR Education Council. 

 

He has made over 500 invited presentations and published over 200 articles, research abstracts, textbooks, and textbook chapters.  In addition, he has developed or helped to develop 17 online CE courses, 11 electronic education programs, and 3 eBooks related to a range of topics that includes implant dentistry, complete dentures, clinical complications in prosthodontics, occlusion, tooth preparation, head and neck anatomy, temporomandibular joint anatomy, oral cancer screening, and color and shade selection.

DDS, MSD

Dr. Charles Goodacre

Dr. Park was born and raised in Seoul, Korea until finishing high school. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1998 and continued to study at several colleges in Los Angeles and transferred to U.C.L.A. to major in Physiological Science while working full-time to support himself financially.

 

He joined the Dental Research Institute in U.C.L.A. as an assistant researcher after attaining his B.S. degree and researched oral cancer for a year. Then, he got into the School of Dentistry at U.C.L.A. and received his D.D.S. degree in 2002. After a short period of being an associate dentist, he started his own practice in Diamond Bar, CA in 2003. He continued his educational journey to achieve his academic and clinical excellence in implants, orthodontics, sedation dentistry, and so on. Starting from 2007, he joined multiple implants and dental academies as a lecturer/ guest speaker to share his knowledge and experience.

 

He is currently running 2 practices in Southern California and has served as the president of the Contemporary Dental Institute from 2010 and as a board member of the Korean American Dental Association from 2012. Although he is continuously pursuing higher standard in his dental career, he tries to make more time to play with his lovely 3 children whenever he has the time.

DDS

Dr. Charles Park

Dr. Brian J. Goodacre received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2013. He completed a four-and-a-half-year combined program in Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2017, earning an MSD degree. He is currently an assistant professor at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.

DDS

Dr. Brian Goodacre

Dr. David Farivar is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. With over 7,000 Dentis implants placed, he holds the record of the highest number of successful Dentis implant surgeries using exclusively Dentis implant systems ever since Dentis was introduced in the United States.

Following receiving his BA degree in cell and molecular biology at UCLA, Dr. Farivar completed his dental training at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, an Ivy League School. After graduating from UPenn, he completed a Post-Doctoral Residency Program in Hospital Dentistry at UCLA Medical Center Department of Hospital Dentistry and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics & Biometrics. Then, Dr. Farivar further advanced his specialty training at USC in a dual program of Advanced Periodontology and Cranio-Facial Biology.

Dr. Farivar’s unique dental and specialty trainings in the world’s most elite educational institutions, as well as his broad clinical knowledge and experience have molded him into an authority in implant dentistry.

 

 

 

 

DDS

Dr. Daivd Farivar

 

 

Dr. Lavasani is a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Radiologist. She is a full time Assistant professor and the director of Oral Radiology & Advanced Imaging at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine in Pomona, California.

 

She received her specialty certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology and her masters in Dental Diagnostic Sciences from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Lavasani is the co-author of multiple textbook chapters including the first interactive/digital Oral Radiology textbook; Fundamentals of Oral Radiology and is an associate editor for The Journal of the Lebanese Dental Association.

 

She has presented at multiple national and International scientific meetings and is a frequent presenter at the California Dental Association (CDA), UCLA School of Dentistry and local study clubs. Her areas of interest are applications of 3D CBCT imaging in dentistry, Radiographic Interpretation and Radiation Biology.

 

She is an active member of multiple standing committees at the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, Member of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and The American Educators Association.

 

 

 

DDS, MS, Dip ABOMR

Dr. Setareh Lavasani

Dr. Park is currently a clinical faculty member at UCLA School of Dentistry, an Educational Professor at Gachon University Gil Medical Center Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Dept., an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Daegu, and the Executive Board and faculty member of Global Dental Implant Academy (GDIA). Dr. Eric Park is a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and World Academy of Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Bone Surgery (WAUPS). He is also a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), Academy of Osseointegration (AO), and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

 

He graduated from the University Of Iowa, College of Dentistry where he got a DDS degree and partook in dental research at the College of Medicine and the Dows institute. Dr. Park had Post-Graduate training at St. Joseph Hospital, Shanghai No.9 People’s Hospital, Misch International Implant institute, Dental Implant Institute of Las Vegas, Dawson Center, NYU, Medical College of Georgia, UCLA, USC, University of Berne and many other implant-related courses to improve and focus on his knowledge and skills. He also emphasizes foundational principle of biology, prosthetics and biomechanics that dictate the ultimate success of implant reconstruction. The surgical aspects of medicine became a life avocation as he found his passion for Implantology in dentistry.

 

Dr. Park is the co-inventor of the LISA(Lateral & internal Sinus Access) technique as a new sinus approach. He also facilitates lectures in the United States, Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan, Colombia and is licensed to practice in California, Colorado, Nevada, and Washington State.

 

 

DDS

Dr. W. Eric Park

  • Seoul National University, Bachelor’s Degree

  • Seoul National University, Residency in Prosthodontic Department

  • Master’s & Ph.D in Prosthodontics (SNU Graduate School)

  • Researcher at (ADA) Paffenbarger Institute USA

  • Exchange Research Professor at NIST

  • KAP Certified Prosthodontist

  • Clinical Professor in the Prosthodontic Department., SNUDH

  • Dentsply Sirona Cerec Certified Instructor, Course Director

  • Seoul Line Dental Clinic

 

 

 

DDS, MS, Ph.D

Dr. Sooyoung Lee

  • DDS, College of Dentistry, DanKook University

  • Trained at the Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul Asan Medical Center

  • MMSc, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan

  • Diplomate, Korean Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Diplomate, Korean Board of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Director of Ilsan Apsun Dental Clinic

  • Member of ITI

 

 

 

DDS

Dr. Yong-Jin Kim

One of the most in-demand business marketing and customer experience speakers in the world today, David Avrin, CSP has shared his content-rich, entertaining, hard-hitting and memorable presentations to enthusiastic audiences across North America and around the world. David Avrin shows business owners and leaders how to ferret-out, recognize, craft and promote compelling competitive advantages.

With a strong background in healthcare and dental marketing, David has presented for nearly a dozen dental study clubs across America. David’s business insights have been featured on hundreds of broadcast media outlets and thousands of online and print publications around the world. He is also the author of three books, including the acclaimed: “It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows YOU!” and his latest “Visibility Marketing”.

CSP

David Avrin

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University College of Dentistry, Dept. of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • Implantology Program - Surgical Director, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Dept. of Post Graduate Periodontics

  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology

  • Honored Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry

  • Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantology

  • Member, Academy of Osseointegration

  • Faculty for NYU - Zimmer Institute

  • Board of Trustees, American Academy of Implant Dentistry

  • Past President, Northeast District, American Academy of Implant Dentistry

  • Co-Founder and Co-Director of Long Island Implant Center

  • Founder and Director of AAID Long Island Implant Study Club

  • Private Practice in Flushing, New York

  • Lectures nationally and internationally in the field of dental implants

 

 

DDS

Dr. Jason Kim

Dr. Tozum graduated from Gazi University, School of Dentistry, in Turkey with the Top Student Award in 1998. He completed his integrated Post-graduate Education in Periodontics and Ph.D. training in bone metabolism at Hacettepe University, Turkey and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor between 1998 and 2002. He also completed his Advanced Periodontics Specialty Education at University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC) between 2016 and 2017. He has been teaching, researching and practicing advanced periodontics and implant dentistry since 2002, and was affiliated as a full-time Professor of Periodontics, Associate Dean of Research and Co-Director of Dental Research Center during his time at Hacettepe University. He has been an Associate Professor at UIC since 2014.

He received three international awards in implant dentistry, including Travel Award at International Association for Dental Research Continental European Division Meeting in 2004; Platinum Award at 24th World Congress, International Congress of Oral lmplantologists in 2006; and The Best Article published at ACTA Odontologica Scandinavica in 2009 which was written about bone grafting. He has been invited to more than 50 national/international scientific meetings as an invited or keynote speaker, and has published 13 book chapters, more than 100 scientific manuscripts, and 80 poster presentations. His publications were cited 2708 times (H index of 29) in dental literature related to advanced periodontics and implant dentistry. He has also been serving as an editorial board member in 21 scientific clinical journals, some of which are: Clinical Oral Implants Research, Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, Implant Dentistry, The Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry, Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice (Associate Editor), Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research, World Journal of Stomatology, Oral Biology & Dentistry, and Journal of Dental Applications. Dr. Tozum is a fellow of the American Academy of Osseointegration, and he is also eligible for the American Board of Periodontology.

 

DDS

Dr. Tolga Tozum

Dr. Tae Kim is the Chairman of Removable Prosthodontics in the Division of Restorative Science, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. He is a respected prosthodontist, educator, and biomaterials researcher. He completed postgraduate training in Prosthodontics at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, and obtained his Doctorate of Dental Science from the Seoul National University in South Korea. Dr. Kim is a recipient of multiple grants and awards in removable prostheses and implant research. Dr. Kim has authored Educational Video series in Removable Prosthodontics at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, and a Prosthodontics Review Book. He is also the author of numerous clinical and research articles in CAD CAM Denture, Digital Implant Overdenture and Digital Implant Dentistry, and is an internationally known lecturer on these topics.

 

 

 

DDS

Dr. Tae Hyung Kim

Since his graduation from USC School of Dentistry in 1995, Dr. Cameron Torabi has built several successful practices throughout California. He has trained dozens of GP dentists in oral implantology with a focus on developing comprehensive treatment planning, surgical and restorative skills. Dr. Torabi's central philosophy is that the success of a general practitioner relies as much on balance and breadth of expertise as it does on depth of knowledge in any one practice area.

 

Dr. Torabi's courses apply this mindset, focusing on seamlessly integrating implant dentistry into an existing practice for clinicians new to this field or improving upon the experienced clinicians’ existing skills while reducing complications and enhancing patient satisfaction using inter-disciplinary tools and skills.

 

Dr. Torabi has been called upon to provide testimony in numerous litigated cases, and his curriculums reflect protocols designed to avoid unnecessary risks of liability.

 

 

 

DDS, MICOI, FICOI, FCII

Dr. Cameron Torabi

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Subscribe for Updates

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from GDIA Team.