An association of dental professionals dedicated to learning and practicing state-of-the-art dentistry.

December 12, 2023 Speaker: Masterclass on Dental Implants & Cosmetic Dentistry Led By Dr. Thomas J. Steckbeck

If you work in the cosmetic dentistry, don't miss this innovative lecture on the best dental implants of 2023. An expert on cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Thomas J. Steckbeck of Steckbeck Family Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana will be giving a lecture and masterclass for dentists in Indianapolis. He'll also cover esthetic challenges in dental implants, clinical scenarios in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry, risk factors with anterior implants and key areas to consider before treating dental patients. He'll also touch on CAD CAM technology, Intra-Oral Scanning, Digital Smile Analysis, and designing fully guided surgical guides utilizing implants based on the initial Wax-Up. The event will be held at Steckbeck Family Dentistry, 8007 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46217. Attendees can learn about the latest advancements in dental implant technology to incorporate into their cosmetic dentistry practice.

If you're interested in attending, please call (317) 888-8281 to reserve your spot. We hope to see you there!

May 29, 2023 Speaker: Dr. Michael Chen- "Maximizing Aesthetics with Digital Smile Design"

Dr. Michael Chen is a prosthodontist with a passion for digital dentistry and smile design. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed a prosthodontics residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. In his upcoming lecture on May 29th, Dr. Chen will discuss how digital smile design can be used to maximize aesthetics in dental restorations. Attendees can expect to learn about the benefits of digital smile design, including improved communication with patients, more precise treatment planning, and reduced chair time. Dr. Chen will also demonstrate how digital smile design can be used to create custom smile makeovers for patients, using advanced software to visualize and adjust the size, shape, and color of teeth. He will share case studies showcasing the successful application of digital smile design in aesthetic dentistry, including veneers, crowns, and implants. This lecture is ideal for dental professionals who want to stay at the forefront of digital dentistry and offer their patients the latest in smile design technology. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from a leading expert in the field of prosthodontics.

August 15, 2023 Speaker: Dr. Samantha Lee- "Advancements in Orthodontics: Understanding Clear Aligner Therapy"

Dr. Samantha Lee is a renowned orthodontist with extensive experience in clear aligner therapy. She completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of California, San Francisco, and went on to specialize in orthodontics at the University of Southern California. In her upcoming lecture on August 15th, Dr. Lee will be discussing the latest advancements in clear aligner therapy and how it is revolutionizing the field of orthodontics. Attendees can expect to learn about the differences between clear aligner therapy and traditional braces, as well as the benefits and limitations of each option. Dr. Lee will also cover how clear aligner therapy works, including the use of 3D technology and digital impressions to create custom treatment plans for each patient. She will share case studies demonstrating successful outcomes of clear aligner therapy, including the correction of complex malocclusions. This lecture is ideal for dental professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of orthodontic treatments and providing their patients with the latest and most effective options. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from a leading expert in the field of orthodontics!

October 3rd Lecture: Dr. Mauricio Fonrodona-“Esthetic Challenges in Dental Implants"

This presentation will discuss the risk factors associated with anterior implants. We will cover various clinical scenarios demonstrating both step by step how to solve difficult cases, as well as understanding what the key areas are to consider before treating these patients. We will breakdown how to plan cases including immediate provisionalization using CAD CAM technology, Intra-Oral Scanning, Digital Smile Analysis, Digital Wax-Up and how to design fully guided surgical guides utilizing implants placed based upon the initial Wax-Up

October 3 Speaker: Dr. Mauricio Fonrodona

Dr. Mauricio Fonrodona was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. He earned his degree as a Dentist from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and went on to receive specialty certificates in Prosthodontics at the same institution. Following graduation he was involved as a part-time faculty member, giving lectures on various courses such as esthetics and dental implants. He completed the Master Clinician Program in Implant Dentistry at GIDE in 2015, earning the First Place award with Top Honors out of 200 fellow global students. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Currently Dr. Fonrodona maintains a private practice focusing on Prosthodontics and dental implants in Ventura County and Pasadena, California. His areas of interest are Digital Technology applied to Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry.

November 7 Lecture-Dr. Meserkhani and Dr. Daher-

Welcome to the first study club and case presentation of Glendale Academy of Dentists. Our main objective, in this first meeting, is to make it interactive by sharing our clinical experiences with each other. Our goal is to analyze and to establish treatment plan and sequence for different clinical cases. We encourage you to bring an interesting clinical case to discuss, which has been treated in the past or will be treated in the future. To analyze the case properly, the clinician must provide patient health history, mounted casts, and radiographs (including panoramic, full mouth x-rays, and CBCTs if required). This interactive session will be a “win-win” learning opportunity for everyone.

November 7 Speaker: Dr. Meserkhani and Dr. Daher

Dr Vahik Paul Meserkhani has lectured extensively on the subject of Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry both nationally and internationally. He graduated in 1987 and joined Loma Linda University in 2003 to receive his implant surgical fellowship followed by a certificate in Prosthodontics and MSD degree in Prosthodontics specialty. He has numerous publications about Prosthodontics and implant related subjects as well as his chapter contribution to Fonseca oral and maxillofacial surgery on guided surgery and immediate loading. His research at the Loma Linda University about the accuracy of stereolithographic models was presented in Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and Board eligible by the American Board of Prosthodontics. He maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Glendale, and Pasadena California.

Dr. Tony Daher is a graduate of 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. Dr. Daher is the co-director of the Global Dental Implant Academy (GDIA). He is a former Associate Professor and past prosthodontic director at Loma Linda University, and past Lecturer with the Advanced Prosthodontic Program at UCLA. He maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in LaVerne, California. He has written many scientific and clinical articles, Textbook chapters and eBooks chapters (over 50 scientific articles and book chapter) and has lectured nationally and internationally about Prosthodontics (over 150 presentations). Dr. Daher is active member in many dental and prosthodontics societies.

December 5 Lecture: Treatment Planning by Dr. Vahik Paul, Meserkhani and Dr. Tony, Daher

Welcome to GAD’s second study club and case presentation. We encourage our members to bring clinical cases for discussion, along with the following: radiographs (including CBCTs, if applicable), clinical pictures, mounted casts, and brief patient medical history. We would also like our members to know that our office will offer all of the above; if you would like to present a case, please email or call (818)-242-4046.

Glendale Academy of Dentist's Study Club




January 16 Speaker: Dr. Michael, Bublik

Head and Neck Issues and Chronic Sinusitis: The importance of a multi-disciplinary approach


Dr. Michael Bublik's CV

February 6th Speaker: Orchid Daoudian-California Dental Practice Act and Infection Control

Orchid Daoudian is an RDA, American Red Cross BLS, CPR, First Aid, Lifeguarding and Bloodborne Pathogens Instructor. She has been in the healthcare field for over 5 years.

March 5th Lecture: Minimally Invasive Periodontal Therapies

The periodontal/systemic connection is a hot topic in the news these days. Periodontal disease has been linked to cardiovascular disease, premature births, Alzheimer’s disease and even erectile dysfunction. But is periodontal disease an actual causality in any of these diseases? This lecture will explore a few of the diseases that are directly related to periodontal disease as well as the underlying root systemic cause of most chronic and metabolic disorders of the aging population, chronic inflammation.

March 5th Speaker: Dr. Sharona, Dayan



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