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AACD Congratulates the Accreditation “Class of 2011”! The Largest Class in History!


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ince the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s credentialing process was created 25 years ago, 356 members in AACD history have become Accredited. It’s the rarified air of dentistry’s most accomplished practitioners and laboratory technicians. The Accreditation process is designed to give dental professionals the chance to learn, grow, and interact with colleagues working toward the same goal. The process consists of a written examination, clinical case submissions and an oral examination. Becoming Accredited helps dentists and laboratory technicians provide better care to their patients and clients and distinguishes their practices within their communities. Becoming an Accredited Member is a significant accomplishment. But there is more: Becoming an Accredited Fellow Member! Fellowship is the highest level of achievement-only 55 members in history have achieved this status. In 2011, we warmly welcomed the 55th member to this esteemed group. Dr. Nancy Norling made her first Fellowship submission in July of 2009. In two short years, she passed all 50 case submissions. This is an incredible achievement and it demonstrates her commitment to exemplary clinical skills and to the field of cosmetic dentistry.

Accredited

Fellow

Please find the Newly Accredited and Accredited Fellow Showcase of Excellence on the pages to follow.

Nancy A. Norling, DDS Minneapolis, MN Member since: 1996


Accredited Members

R. Steven Ballback, DDS

Angela Britt, DMD

Randall Burba, DMD

Stephen D. Doan, DMD

Juan M. Escobar, CDT

Henry F. Evans, DMD

Craig P. Goldin, DDS

Newport Beach, CA

Brunswick, GA

Salem, MA

San Diego, CA

Chesapeake, VA

Chewelah, WA

Troy, MI

Member since: 1995

Member since: 2000

Member since: 2000

Member since: 2007

Member since: 2004

Member since: 2004

Member since: 2001

Prashant Hatkar, MDS

Ross S. Headley, DDS

James Hodge, Jr., DDS

Gary R. Hubbard, DDS

Donald M. Jayne, DDS

Michael J. Koczarski, DDS

Ryan Langer

Mumbai, India

Overland Park, KS

Ketchum, ID

East Lansing, MI

Seattle, WA

Woodinville, WA

Eagle, ID

Member since: 2005

Member since: 1998

Member since: 2003

Member since: 2004

Member since: 1995

Member since: 1996

Member since: 2008

Gerard J. Lemongello, DMD

Dianna Lenick, DDS

Elizabeth L. Lowery, DDS

Adamo E. Notarantonio, DDS Jason S. Olitsky, DMD

Nicholas J. Pournaras, DMD

Denise L. Quitter

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Charleston, WV

Austin, TX

Huntington, NY

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Cayce, SC

Chisago City, MN

Member since: 1997

Member since: 2003

Member since: 2004

Member since: 2007

Member since: 2002

Member since: 2000

Member since: 2004

James D. Salazar, DDS

Naoki Ned Shimizu, DDS

Robert E. Stafford, DDS

Shoji Suruga, CDT

Nathalie Vachon, DMD

Barbara Warner Wojdan, CDT

Mark B. Whaley, DDS

San Diego, CA

Houston, TX

Happy Valley, OR

Chesapeake, VA

Lyster, QC, Canada

Oldsmar, FL

Brentwood, TN

Member since: 2000

Member since: 2003

Member since: 1992

Member since: 2006

Member since: 2005

Member since: 2006

Member since: 1999


Accredited Fellow Showcase of Excellence Six or More Indirect Restorations

Restoring Dentist Nancy A. Norling, DDS Diagnosis • Erosion on Teeth #6-11 • Excess Gingival Display • Deficient Buccal Corridor Treatment • Periodontal Crown Lengthening • #6-11 Minimal Prep Veneers • #4-5, #12-13 No Prep Veneers Restorative Material • Noritake Porcelain Partnering Ceramist • Denise Quitter – Valley Dental Arts

Dr. Norling received her dental degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1989. She practices in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she began her career in dentistry as a dental hygienist. She attended her first AACD meeting in San Diego in 1996 and attributes her renewed passion for dentistry to being an AACD member. In 2004 she achieved AACD Accreditation and in 2011 became the 53rd Fellow in the Academy. Dr. Norling is president of the Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is also a member of the ADA, the AGD and the Seattle Study Group. She has been named one of the top cosmetic dentists in the Twin Cities area by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine. She feels very blessed to be in the dental profession and believes strongly in sharing her talents as a volunteer for GBAS and for Common Hope in Guatemala.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 5 – Six or More Direct Resin Veneers

Restoring Dentist R. Steven Ballback, DDS Diagnosis • Facial Decalcification #4-13 Treatment • Composite Veneers #4 -13 Restorative Material • Renamel Hybrid A-1 • Cosmedent Shade A-1/A-2/B-1 Mediam Incisal • Adhesive System • Phosphoric Acid 37% (SDI Super Etch • Caulk Prime & NT Bond • Cosmedent Finishing Discs & Paste • Axis Depth Cutting Burs

Dr. R. Steven Ballback is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of aesthetics and restorative dentistry. He is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Ballback graduated with honors from the USC in 1975 and was one of only ten graduates selected for membership to the honor society, Ommacron Kappa Upsilon. Dr. Ballback earned advanced certification for the placement and restoration of implants from the Institute of Nobel Biocare. He lives on Balboa Island with his wife, Jane and their three children.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 3 – Tooth Replacement - Implant

Restoring Dentist Angela Britt, DMD Diagnosis • Failing Retained Primary Tooth #C Treatment • Whitening • #6 Implant with Implant Crown • #5 & #10 Composite Restorations Restorative Material • IPS Empress Porcelain, Ivoclar Vivadent • Renamel Microhybrid Composite, Cosmodent • Renamel Microfill Composite, Cosmodent Partnering Ceramist Aurum Ceramic Dental Laboratories

Dr. Angela Britt is a native of Georgia and a 1992 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry and has a state of the art practice in Brunswick, Georgia. She has pursued excellence by training in full mouth reconstructive cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry, earning her Fellowship at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. She has been a member of the AACD since 2000 and is a member of the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 3 – Tooth Replacement - Bridge

Restoring Dentist

Randall S. Burba, DMD

Diagnosis • Missing #6, #10, #11 • #5 in #6 Position, #12 in #11 Position • Defective Crown #8 • Deficient Ridge #10 Area • Gingival Asymmetry Treatment • Crowns #5, #7, #8 • Bridge #9, #10, and #12 • Post and Core Composite Buildup #8 • Connective Tissue Graft #10 • Osseous Crown Lengthening #9 • Laser Gingivectomies #5, #9, #12 • Whitening • Occlusal Equilibration • Occlusal Guard Restorative Material • E.Max; Pressed, Cut-Back, and Layered • Z-100 Composite • Fibercore Post (Jeneric Pentron) • Day White (Discus) Partnering Ceramist • Joe Tucker, Utah Valley Dental Lab

Dr. Randy Burba earned undergraduate degrees from Providence College and a doctorate from the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine. In 1995, he began his dental career in Salem, Massachusetts. As the former president of the New England Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, he maintains an active role with his peers. Dr. Burba provides exceptional care and state-of-the-art dentistry with an emphasis on cosmetics.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 1 – Six or More Indirect Restorations

Restoring Dentist Stephen D. Doan, DMD Diagnosis • Advanced Wear; Upper and Lower Anteriors • Restricted Envelope of Function • Crowded Upper and Lower Anteriors • Uneven Lower Anterior Gingival Line Treatment • Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment • Whitening • Occlusal Equilibration • Porcelain Veneers #22-27 • Porcelain Crowns #6-11, #28 Restorative Material • E. Max Porcelain with Cut-Back Technique Partnering Ceramist John Watson, CDT

Dr. Stephen Doan graduated from Washington University in 1979 and was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He practices adult restorative, cosmetic dentistry in San Diego, California and is a member of the ADA, the CDA, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, the San Diego Advanced Study Group, the Southwest Affiliate of the AACD, and a proud member of the AACD. He has been married for 30 years and has three sons.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 2 – One or Two Indirect Restorations

Dental Ceramist Juan M. Escobar, CDT Diagnosis • Rotation of #7, Large Incisal Embrasure between Teeth #6-7 • Rotation of #10, Large Incisal Embrasure between Teeth #10-11 • Noncarious Cervical Lesion #9 Treatment • Porcelain Veneers #7, #10 • Direct Composite Resin Restoration 8-DF and 9-MF/F • Whitening Restorative Material • IPS D-Sign Powder/Liquid Porcelain Veneers #7, #10 • 4 Seasons Composite Resin Partnering Dentist Patrick W. Gochar, DDS

Juan M. Escobar, CDT graduated as a Dental Technician in Bogota, Colombia in 1992. Realizing the importance of balance between beauty and function, he studied with well-known ceramists such as Willy Gueller, Lee Culp, and Oliver Brix. Mr. Escobar has attended seminars at the Kois Center, the Dawson Center, and the Pankey Institute. He works as a master ceramist and manager of his own lab, Key Element Dental Laboratory located in Chesapeake, Virginia.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 5 – Six or More Direct Resin Veneers

Restoring Dentist Henry F. (Bud) Evans, DMD Diagnosis • Uneven Incisal Edges • Post Orthodontic Decalcification • Rotated #6 • Height to Width Discrepancies in the Anterior Teeth Treatment • Soft Tissue Contouring #7-10 with Biolase MD ErYr:YSGG Laser • Direct Composite Veneers #6-11 Restorative Material • Filtek Supreme (3M ESPE)

Dr. Henry F. (Bud) Evans graduated in 1976 from the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He earned Fellowship and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow and Diplomat status of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry along with 2010 Clinician of the Year, and Fellowship and Mastership of the World Clinical Laser Institute. Dr. Evans has maintained a private dental practice for 31 years in Chewelah, Washington and has been married to his wife Diane for 35 years.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 1 – Six or More Indirect Restorations

Restoring Dentist Craig P. Goldin, DDS Diagnosis • Mild Generalized Crowding • Negative Space Primarily in the First Bicuspid Region • Large Composite Restorations Throughout the Maxillary Anterior Teeth • A “Black Triangle” Between #9-10 • Gingival Asymmetry of the Upper Anterior Teeth • Mild to Moderate Attrition Treatment • #5-12 Gingival Recontouring • #6-7 Porcelain Veneers, but Almost Full Coverage • #8-9 Porcelain Veneers • #5, #10-12 All-Ceramic Crowns Restorative Material • Empress Pressed Porcelain with CutBack Technique Partnering Ceramist Burbank Dental Laboratory

Dr. Craig Goldin graduated from the University of Michigan in 1985. He and his wife, Dr. Marcy Goldin founded the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute in Troy, Michigan. They received the Cosmetic Practice of the Year Award in 2006. He has achieved Fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is certified in Intravenous sedation. He focuses on cosmetic, implant and sedation dentistry.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 5 – Six or More Direct Resin Veneers

Restoring Dentist Prashant A. Hatkar, BDS, MDS Diagnosis • Asymmetry and Proportion, Teeth #7-10 • Enamel Hypoplasia with Notch-Like Defects Bilaterally, Teeth #6, #8-9, #11 • Slight Mid-Line Cant • Improper Shape and Contours of Teeth #6-11 • Incorrect Smile Line with Tooth #11 Impinging on the Lower Lip Treatment • Teeth #6-11 Direct Composite Resin Veneers • Teeth #6-11 Class III Composite Restorations • Teeth #2-3, #12-15, #19, #30 Class I Composite Restorations Restorative Material • Filtek Supreme XT Nanohybrid Composites-B1 Enamel B1E (3M ESPE) • Filtek Z250 –Shade B0.5(3M ESPE) • Synergy D6 Duo Shade Composite - Shades A1D2, A2B2 (Coltene Whaledent) • Vit-l-escence Iredescent Blue Shade (IrB), Ultradent Products • Composite Wetting Resin, Vit-l-escence, Ultradent Products

Dr. Prashant Hatkar completed his B.D.S. in 1996 and M.D.S. in 1998. He is currently the Professor and Head of the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics at KIMSU’s School of Dental Sciences in Karad, Maharashtra, India. Dr. Hatkar has been an active member of the AACD since 2005 and a life member of the Indian Academy of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a Nobel Fellow in Implant and Esthetic Dentistry (Nobel Biocare in Sweden) and has conducted several dental scientific seminars.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 5 – Six or More Direct Resin Veneers

Restoring Dentist Ross S. Headley, DDS Diagnosis • Generally Unattractive Smile Due to Cylindrically Shaped Incisors • Spacing between Teeth • Anterior Wear Due to Night Time Bruxing Treatment • Direct Composite Veneers #6-11 • Night Guard Restorative Material • Renamel Microfill and Hybrid Composite

Dr. Ross S. Headley graduated in 1995 from the University of Missouri Dental School in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Headley has dedicated his time to creating beautiful smiles, healthy mouths, and improving the lives of people from all walks of life. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association, the Fifth District Dental Society, and a founding member of the Great Plains Study Club, a Seattle Study Club affiliate. Dr. Headley continues his philanthropic crusade through the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s “Give Back a Smile” program and was honored with the inaugural “Partners in Peace Award” for excellence. Dr. Headley grew up in Salina, Kansas. He is married to his college sweetheart and they have two children.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 4 – Anterior Direct Resin

Restoring Dentist Jim Hodge, Jr., DDS Diagnosis • #10 - Mesial-Incisal Fracture Treatment • #8-9 – Enamelplasty • #10 - Direct Composite Veneer Restorative Material • Clearfil SE, Kuraray Dental • Opaque White Shade Modifier, Den Mat Corporation • Filtek Supreme Plus, 3M ESPE

Dr. James Hodge is a 1976 graduate of the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American and California Dental Association, and the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, where he served as Emergency Care Chairman and Zone Director. He has studied under David Hornbrook at P.A.C. Live, and Tom Trinkner in his hands-on course, as well as drawn from the expertise of Frank Spear and John Kois.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 3 – Tooth Replacement - Implant

Restoring Dentist Gary R. Hubbard, DDS Diagnosis • Vertically Fractured #8 (Not Restorable) • Worn and Discolored Diastema Closure #9 • Worn and Discolored Composite #7 (Mesial-Facial) Treatment • Extraction #8 with Socket Preservation • Temporization with Ovate Pontic Style Provisional • Ceramic Implant Crown w/Custom Abutment ( Nobel Biocare Replace Select Platform) • Custom Waxed, Scanned & Milled Zirconia Abutment #8 • E.Max Crown #8 • Direct Resin Composite #9 Diastema Closure • Direct Resin Composite #7 Restorative Material • E.Max Core Crown with Full Cut-Back Technique • Custom Waxed, Scanned & Milled Zirconia Abutment Partnering Ceramist Brad Patrick, BSC

Dr. Gary Hubbard received his dental degree from the University of Michigan in 1978. He is a member and past president of the Francis B. Vedder Society Crown and Bridge and Central District Dental Society of the Michigan Dental Association. He is a member of Ommacron Kappa Upsilon honorary fraternity, ADA, AACD, and the Academy of Osseointegration. He practices in East Lansing, Michigan where he resides with his wife of 33 years, Karen; they have two grown sons.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 3 – Tooth Replacement - Implant

Restoring Dentist Donald M. Jayne, DDS Diagnosis • Missing Teeth #7, #10 with unesthetic Existing Maryland Bridges • Narrow Central Incisors • Alveolar Atrophy Moderate Facial #10 Site • Tooth #3 -Cold Sensitivity Around a Failing Onlay Treatment • #3 Porcelain Fused to Metal Crown • #6 Porcelain Crown • #7 Implant, Autogenous Bone Graft, Autogenous Connective Tissue Graft, Abutment, Porcelain Crown • #8 Porcelain Crown • #9 Porcelain Crown • #10 Implant, Autogenous Bone Graft, Autogenous Connective Tissue Graft, Abutment, Porcelain Crown • #11 Porcelain Crown Restorative Material • #6 - #11 E.Max (Ivoclar Vivadent) Crowns • #7, #10 Custom Zirconia Abutments (Atlantis) • #7, #10 Implants (Zimmers) Partnering Ceramist Leon Hermenides, CDT

Dr. Donald Jayne graduated from the University Of Washington School Of Dentistry in 1975. After completing a residency at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center, he returned to teach at the University of Washington School Of Dentistry. While there he developed and directed the Harborview Medical Dental Center and Oral Maxillofacial clinic. Dr. Jayne lectures internationally on cosmetic dentistry, occlusion, and various aspects of restorative dentistry. He maintains a hands-on cosmetic and restorative study club. Dr. Jayne is a Clinical Instructor for the Kois Teaching Center and currently maintains a cosmetic / restorative practice in Seattle, Washington.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 4 – Anterior Direct Resin

Restoring Dentist Michael J. Koczarski, DDS Diagnosis • Fractured Mesial Incisal Angle of Tooth #9 Treatment • Direct Composite Restoration of Tooth #9 Restorative Material • Excite Bonding by Ivoclar Vivadent • 4 Seasons by Ivoclar

Dr. Michael Koczarski received his DDS degree from the University of Washington in 1989 where he received the Alpha-Omega award for graduating first in his class. He has published numerous articles on the topics of aesthetic dentistry and is the past editor for the AACD Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Koczarski maintains a private practice in Woodinville, Washington, emphasizing aesthetic dentistry.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 1 – Six or More Indirect Restorations

Restoring Ceramist Ryan Langer Diagnosis • Contour Asymmetry • Diastema #7, #10 Treatment • Gingivectomy on #8 • Porcelain Veneers #7-10, #27 • Porcelain Crowns #6, #11, #22 • Enameloplasty #23-26 Restorative Material • E.Max Press with Cut-Back Technique Partnering Dentist Ryan Doyle, DDS

Mr. Ryan Langer started his career working with his father, Ralph Langer at Langer Dental Arts in 2002. His ability to work with talented technicians allowed him to quickly advance in creating smile designs and restoring complex implant restorations. He now owns and operates a boutique laboratory, FX Dental Studio, in Eagle, Idaho. His continued pursuit of excellence and passion to mimic nature has led him to study with such ceramists as Brad Jones, Ernest Hagenbarth, and Lee Culp.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 5 – Six or More Direct Resin Veneers

Restoring Dentist Gerard J. Lemongello Jr., DMD Diagnosis • Redundant Spacing due to Tooth Size Discrepancy - Post Orthodontic Treatment • Whitening • Crown Lengthening #6-11 • Composite Veneers #6-11 Restorative Material • Renamel Microfil Composite • 4 Seasons MicroHybrid Composite

Dr. Gerard J. Lemongello, Jr. graduated from the University of Florida, College of Dentistry and has been in private practice since 1987. His focus is on cosmetic and comprehensive restorative and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Lemongello is a Senior Clinical Instructor with the Rosenthal Institute’s Aesthetic Advantage Continuum at New York University. He is Co-chairman of the Comprehensive Esthetic and Restorative Clinic at the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic in West Palm Beach. Dr. Lemongello has published numerous articles in leading dental journals and lectures nationally on aesthetic and implant dentistry as well as other contemporary dental topics.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 5 – Six or More Direct Resin Veneers

Restoring Dentist Dianna Lenick, DDS Diagnosis • Decay #7-10, #15, #30 • Dawson 2A Occlusion • Piper Stage 1 Right TMJ/ Stage 2 Left TMJ • Periodontium Healthy Treatment • Decay Treated on #7-10, #15 and #30 • Bite Balanced by Equilibration • Hygiene and Oral Hygiene Instructions • Bleaching: Lower Arch • E Appliance Restorative Material • Renamel Composite • Renamel Tints • Clearfill Liner Bond 2V and Clearfill Photobond

Dr. Dianna Lenick graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in 1983. She completed a residency at the University of Maryland in 1984. She is a member of the AACD and the Academy of Pankey Scholars, where she is on the Pankey Institute Board of Advisors. Dr. Lenick currently assistant teaches with Dr. Jimmy Eubank. She maintains a cosmetic restorative practice in Charleston, West Virginia.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 4 – Anterior Direct Resin

Restoring Dentist Elizabeth L. Lowery, DDS Diagnosis • Fractured #8-MLFI • Wear #7 Treatment • Bonding #8-MLFI • Enamelplasty #7 Restorative Material • Vit-l-escence Microhybrid Resin Composite • Renamel Microfilled Resin Composite

Dr. Elizabeth Lowery graduated in 2003 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio and has a BA with high honors in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin. She has received numerous awards including; Excellence in Clinical Dentistry, Senior Dental Honors Bay Program, and Basic Sciences Awards. Dr. Lowery has received certifications in Oral Conscious and Nitrous Sedation, Laser Certification (SiroLaser), Invisalign, and CEREC.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 2 – One or Two Indirect Restorations

Restoring Dentist Adamo E. Notarantonio, DDS Diagnosis • Canted Midline • Existing Crown on #8 that did not Match Treatment • Crown #8 • Resin Mesial #9 Restorative Material • E.Max Pressed Porcelain with CutBack Techniquee Partnering Ceramist Hakjoo Savercool, CDT

Dr. Adamo Notarantonio is a 2002 graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of many organizations and is a certified trainer for the CEREC 3D chairside CAD/CAM system. He has completed The Dawson Academy Core Curriculum Series and is currently studying under Dr. John Kois. He is certified in the surgical placement of dental implants and Invisalign® invisible braces. Dr. Notarantonio is highly experienced in all phases of cosmetic, implant, and restorative dentistry and has recently received his Fellowship in the International Congress of Implants.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 2 – One or Two Indirect Restorations

Restoring Dentist Jason S. Olitsky, DMD Diagnosis • Non-Vital Discolored Endodontically Treated Tooth Treatment • Internal Bleaching • Laser Gum Contouring • Porcelain Veneer #9 Restorative Material • Empress Pressed Porcelain with Cut-Back Technique Partnering Ceramist Rob Maatta - Gold Dust Dental, Inc.

Dr. Jason Olitsky is a 2001 graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry. He lectures on portrait and clinical photography, marketing and principles of smile design. He was a clinical mentor with The Hornbrook Group and currently lectures and clinically mentors hands-on live patient cosmetic programs with Gold Dust Clinical Mastery. He is adjunct faculty at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and is currently Vice President and director of marketing of the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Olitsky maintains a private practice with his wife Colleen in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 3 – Tooth Replacement - Implant

Restoring Dentist Nicholas J. Pournaras, DMD Diagnosis • Fractured Root #8 Treatment • Porcelain Veneers #4-7, #9-13 • Custom Zirconia Abutment #8 • All-Ceramic Crown #8 • Tissue Modification #5, #7, #9-10, #12 Restorative Material • ZirDesign Custom Zirconia Abutment • Pressed Ceramic Empress Esthetic, Ivoclar Vivadent Partnering Ceramist Wayne Payne, CDT, AAACD

Dr. Nicholas Pournaras graduated from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 1998. He holds active memberships in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and Fellowship in the American Dental Implant Association. He maintains a fulltime private practice in Columbia, SC, focusing on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Pournaras lives with his wife, Kelli, and their two daughters Zoe and Rea.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 3 – Tooth Replacement - Implant

Dental Ceramist Denise L. Quitter Diagnosis • Congenitally Missing Tooth #10 Treatment • Zirconia Abutment/Lava Crown Restorative Material • VM9 Porcelain on Lava Coping Partnering Dentist Tim Johnston, DDS

Denise Quitter is an advanced ceramist specializing in anterior esthetic restorations at Valley Dental Arts in Stillwater, Minnesota. She became a CDT in 1996 and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Ms. Quitter has a passion for smile design cases that restore nature’s beauty. She has trained with talented artists such as Willi Geller, Mark Anderson, Michel Magne, Trevor Langchild, Brad Jones, Jean Marc Etienne, and Jenny Wohlberg.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 1 – Six or More Indirect Restorations

Restoring Dentist James D. Salazar, DDS Diagnosis • Vertical Enamel Fractures and Chipping of the Incisal Edges of Teeth #6-11 Treatment • Porcelain Veneers #6-11 Restorative Material • Feldspathic Porcelain, Vita VM9 Partnering Ceramist Erik Haupt, AAACD

Dr. James D. Salazar is a native San Diegan, and a graduate of San Diego State University and the University of California, San Francisco Dental School. He has been in practice for more than 10 years at Mission Trails Dentistry and is co-owner of the practice. Dr. Salazar is a member of American Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has completed Levels #1, #2 and #3 at the Pankey Institute. Dr. Salazar lives in San Diego with his wife Marnie, son Mason and daughter Brooke.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 4 – Anterior Direct Resin

Restoring Dentist Naoki Ned Shimizu, DDS Diagnosis • Tooth Fracture #8-9 Treatment • Direct Composite #8-9 Restorative Material • Suprine WE • 4 Seasons Dentin A3 • Renamel Color Opequer A1 • Durafill VS Body Enamel A2 • Renamel Microfill Incisal Medium

Dr. Naoki Shimizu earned his DDS degree in 1989 from Hiroshima University School of Dentistry in Japan and took his residency program in the university’s prothodontics department while practicing as a general dentist. Dr. Shimizu also earned his DDS degree in 1997 from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice in Houston, Texas. He and his wife, Yukiko, have two sons.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 3 – Tooth Replacement - Implant

Restoring Dentist Robert E. Stafford, DDS Diagnosis • Failing Crown #8 • Missing #9 Treatment • 3i Implant • Soft Tissue Augmentation • Custom Abutment • Ceramic Crowns #8-9 Restorative Material • Atlantis Cad Milled Zirconium • IPS E.Max with Cut-Back Technique • Panavia Dual-Cure Resin Cement Partnering Ceramist Juan M. Escobar, CDT

Dr. Robert Stafford is originally from Southern California. He went to dental school at Loma Linda University graduating in 1974 with both DDS and MPH degrees. He and his wife, Kathi, moved to Portland, Oregon after graduation and set up practice there. He resides in Portland and is currently practicing general dentistry with an emphasis on esthetic and biomimetic treatment.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 3 – Tooth Replacement - Implant

Ceramist Shoji Suruga, CDT Diagnosis • Anterior Tooth Discrepancies • 25 Year-Old Bonding on #7 • PAP on #7 with Poor Prognosis Treatment • Extraction of #7 and a Immediate Placement of an Implant • Crown Lengthening Involving Teeth #6-11 • #6, #8-11 Porcelain Veneers • #7 Porcelain Crown Over Implant Restorative Material • Pressed and Layered Technique Utilizing IPS E.Max Ceram • Zirconia Custom Abutment • Nobel Biocare-Nobel Active NP (Narrow Platform) Implant Analog Partnering Dentist Scott W. Finlay, DDS, FAACD

Shoji Suruga, CDT was born and raised in Japan and is a board certified technician with over twenty years experience in the dental field. He has a strong background in occlusion and function from attending the complete course series at The Dawson Academy. Mr. Suruga has studied with notable ceramists including Makoto Yamamoto, Asami Tanaka, and Shigeo Kataoka. Shoji is a ceramist at Bay View Dental Lab in Chesapeake, Virginia.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 5 – Six or More Direct Resin Veneers

Restoring Dentist Nathalie Vachon, DMD Diagnosis • Wear of the Anterior Teeth • Mesio-Version of Teeth #8-9 Treatment • Direct Resin Veneers on Teeth #6-11 • Direct Resin on Tooth #12 • Inlay on Tooth #13 Restorative Material • Renamel, Cosmedent

Dr. Nathalie Vachon graduated in 1990 from the Laval University in Quebec City, Canada. She has continued to pursue advanced postgraduate training with over 350 hours of continuing education annually, primarily in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and cranio-mandibular disorders. Dr. Vachon is currently in the process of completing a postgraduate Certificate of Esthetic Dentistry through the University of Minnesota. She is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as well as several other esteemed advanced training and dental associations.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 3 – Tooth Replacement - Bridge

Ceramist Barbara Warner Wojdan, CDT Diagnosis • Replacing Maxillary Acrylic Removable Partial Denture on a Central Incisor with a Bridge Treatment • Esthetic Gingival Contouring of Edentulous Ridge • #7 Porcelain Retainer Crown • #8 Porcelain Pontic • #9 Porcelain Retainer Crown • #10 Porcelain Crown Restorative Material • Ivoclar Vivadent IPS E.Max with a Cut-Back Technique Adhesive System • SpeedCem (Ivoclar Vivadent) • Silane (Pulpdent) Partnering Dentist David Austin, DDS

Barbara Warner Wojdan, CDT is a highly accomplished ceramist with over 20 years experience in multiple phases of comprehensive dentistry. She has achieved recognition as an active member of the National Association of Dental Laboratories and Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and currently serves on the board of the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology. Barbara serves as senior VP of Knight Dental Group and is co-owner, where her passion and focus remains in the development of comprehensive esthetic dentistry and advanced communications.


Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Case 2 – One or Two Indirect Restorations

Restoring Dentist Mark B. Whaley, DDS Diagnosis • Porcelain Veneer #8 - Fractured Tooth and Veneer with Marginal Recurrent Caries • Tooth #9 - Fractured Mesio-Incisal Angle Treatment • Whitening • Teeth #8-9- Porcelain Veneers Restorative Material • Noritake Feldspathic Porcelain • Bond 1® 5th Generation Bonding System, Pentron Clinical Technologies • Lute-It® D/C Esthetic Luting System, Pentron Clinical Technologies Partnering Ceramist Uri Yarovesky, CDT

Dr. Mark B. Whaley received his doctoral degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in 1978. He served as a commissioned officer in the U. S. Navy in San Diego, California. He returned to his hometown North Hollywood, CA and began private practice in Encino, CA in 1982 with an emphasis on aesthetic restorative dentistry. He was privileged to teach at UCLA School of Dentistry, Department of Gnathology and Occlusion and USC School of Dentistry in the Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontic Department in the 1980’s. Dr. Whaley married and relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 1995 where he currently maintains an Aesthetic and General Dental Practice in Brentwood, Tennessee.


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