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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.

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10/04/2018 Lecturer Info: Dr. Joel B. Henriod

Dr. Joel Henriod is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodonology since 2010. He received his bachelor's degree in Arts in American Studies from Brigham Young University in 2002. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2006 from University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Henriod did his Periodontics Residency and received a Masters of Health Science (2006- 2009) from Medical University of South Carolina. He is a Diplomate of American Board of Periodontology since 2010. His research focuses on clinical study of new techniques for root coverage, enzyme systems involved in oral carcinogenesis, etc. He has numerous publications, honors and awards. Dr. Henriod is fluent in Portuguese and semi-fluent in Spanish. Life at home for Dr. Henriod involves hiking, biking, surfing, skiing, reading and spending time with his wife and four children .

10/04/2018-Dr. Joel B. Henriod - Perio-Prosthodontic Principles in Contemporary Dentistry

This seminar will review the biologic principles that govern perio-prosthodontic case success. We will cover biotype, biologic width, periodontal prognosis, crown lengthening options, long term provisional use in complex cases, and how prosthetically-driven periodontal treatment allows the best outcomes through coordination. We will also review the new disease classification system proposed by the American Academy of Periodontology.

Message from the President

I appreciate the opportunity to serve as the President of the Glendale Academy of Dentists.

For the last two years Dr. Nishan Odabashian has done a remarkable job running the academy. On behalf of myself and the members of the academy, I’d like to extend my sincerest appreciation for his dedication and hard work. I’d like us all to collectively invite other practicing dentists in Glendale to join us in an effort to promote the future prosperity of the academy. Through your support and the support of additional members, the academy would invite exceptional speakers for future years. As Dr. Odabashian mentioned in his last Memo, your invitation to the other colleagues practicing in Glendale will be a valuable asset to our academy.

I have organized a series of lectures by highly distinguished speakers for the upcoming year. I hope through your support I will be able to fulfill the position of President of the Academy with utmost success.

With gratitude,

Dr. Vahik Paul Meserkhani