AAP Annual Meeting · Vancouver, British Columbia · Sunday, October 28, 2018 Vol. 3, No. 1 A natural mirroring of human bone Natural blend allograft might just be the perfect solution for promoting growth of new bone. Same device, new features Surgical unit adds color touchscreen, wireless foot pedal, LED+ capability and more. Take your education to the slopes Want to learn from some world-renowned speakers this winter? Set your sights on Vail, Colo. »page 8 »page 10 »page 22 Time to gather round n It’s that time of year, when the sharpest minds in periodontics gather together to lead an array of courses while dental clinicians, students, hygienists, office staff and more show up in spades to take advantage of all the education, networking opportuni- ties and events the next few days have to offer. It is, of course, the American Acad- emy of Periodontology’s 104th Annual Meeting, which this year is presented 5 Attendees check out Perio Park during the 2017 AAP Annual Meeting. Be sure to stop by to recharge your phones or recharge yourself during this year’s meeting. (Photo/today Staff file photo) 8see GATHER, page 4 AAP honors Dr. Oded Bahat with Master Clinician Award n The American Academy of Peri- odontology (AAP) honored Dr. Oded Bahat with the Master Clinician Award at a ceremony held during the annual conference on Saturday. “Oded is, without question, one of the most innovative thinkers of our generation,” said Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS, clinical professor and director of implant education at Columbia Uni- versity’s College of Dental Medicine. The Master Clinician Award is pre- sented to a member who demonstrates consistent clinical excellence and has continuously shared his research with others in the specialty. Bahat is a pioneer in dental implan- tology who championed his findings that, for many people, the jawbone continues to grow throughout your life. This research caused practitioners world-wide to change their approach to implant placement as originally the jawbone and surrounding crani- ofacial anatomy was considered unchanging after a person matures. Bahat also developed a protocol to take craniofacial growth into account before placing implants that is now widely accepted. “[Bahat’s] ideas and contributions regarding the growth and develop- ment of dentition with implant- supported restorations have awak- ened all practitioners,” said Stuart J. Froum, DDS, past president of the AAP. learn more about Bahat, To visit www.odedbahat.com. 5 sr. Oded Bahat. (Photo/Provided by eReleases)
6 aap news AAP Annual Meeting — October 28, 2018 Results from the World Workshop on the Classiﬁcation of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions n In conjunction with the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), the American Academy of Periodon- tology (AAP) hosted the World Work- shop on the Classification of Periodon- tal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions from Nov. 9-11, 2017, at the Gleacher Center in Chicago. More than 100 international researchers, educators and clinicians gathered there to review the latest literature and come to consensus on up-to-date guidelines for periodontal and peri-implant disease diagnosis and definition. Participants conducted literature reviews, established case definitions and deliberated diagnostic consid- erations for the following topic areas: periodontal health and gingival dis- eases and conditions; periodontitis; developmental and acquired condi- tions and periodontal manifestations of systemic conditions; and peri- implant diseases and conditions. The inclusion of peri-implant dis- eases and conditions within peri- AD Here in Vancouver The session, ‘Results from the World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions,’ will take place from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday. Jack Caton will moderate, and the speak- ers will be Gary Armitage, Kenneth S. Kornman and Panos N. Papapanou. The session is free but tickets are required to attend. odontal disease classifications was a first, accommodating for what scien- tists and practitioners have come to understand about implant dentistry. “Since the last World Workshop was held in 1999, periodontics has made notable advancements in the treatment and diagnosis of perio- dontal disease. The 2017 workshop intended to account for what we’ve learned in the last 18 years and help standardize the specialty’s definition of disease,” said Dr. Steven R. Daniel of the AAP shortly after the workshop concluded. “Our collaboration with the EFP and periodontists from all over the world will work to positively shape the quality of patient care glob- ally.” Now it is time to release the find- ings from that workshop for the industry to hear. On Monday, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., members of the 2017 World Workshop on the Classifica- tion of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions will discuss findings from the recently updated disease classification. This ticketed event will highlight the newly devel- oped staging and grading model for classification as well as the update’s implications on patient care and den- tal education. The new classification reflects what has been expertly reviewed today about the diseases and attempts to Improve clinicians’ level of compre- hension and appreciation of disease progression, clarify gingival health and mucogingival conditions and address peri-implant diseases for the first time and eliminate overlap of for- mer disease categories and achieve more diagnostic precision. By attending the session, attendees can learn how worldwide consensus was reached and how the new clas- sification differs from the 1999 ver- sion; familiarize themselves with an innovative model for identifying and diagnosing periodontal diseases that introduces a multi-dimensional stag- ing and grading system, similar to the method used in oncology; gain an appreciation for the complex nature of each patient and his/her individual response to treatment; and describe what new dental students will be taught about identifying and classify- ing periodontitis in their patients. The 2017 World Workshop was the second recent collaboration of the EFP and AAP. The groups’ joint work- shop on periodontitis and systemic disease in 2012 was a major milestone in the specialty’s understanding of the perio-systemic link.
8 exhibitors AAP Annual Meeting — October 28, 2018 Allograft is the next solution for promoting the growth of new bone By ACE Surgical Staff n alloOss® Natural Blend is the latest allograft from ACE Surgical’s line of alloOss products. The alloOss Natural Blend is a blend of both mineralized cortical and cancellous bone particles, allow- ing for a more natural mirroring of the composition of human bone, which makes it a perfect solution for promot- ing the growth of new bone, according to the company. alloOss Allograft is offered in par- ticulate, block and putty. It is a safe, predictable and effective solution for providing a scaffolding for cell ingrowth and promoting the growth of new bone, the company asserts. alloOss is recommended for: • Extraction socket preservation • Ridge and sinus augmentation AD Here in Vancouver To learn more about ACE Surgical’s line of alloOss products, stop by the booth, No. 409. • Periodontal defects • Sinus elevation • Grafting for implant placement • Composite sinus grafting Natural allograft bone alloOss Allograft Particulates and Blocks combine natural collagen and minerals with the bony structure of allograft. The existence of these natu- ral minerals and collagen facilitate remodeling of the host bone suitable for implantation. alloOss Allograft Putty combines demineralized bone with cancellous bone and an organic-based carrier. alloOss products are designed to pro- mote new bone formation. Safe and effective The complete line of alloOss products has been processed and sterilized to the highest standards set forth by the American Association of Tis- sue Banks (AATB) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regu- lations, according to the company. alloOss allograft is obtained and pro- cessed in conjunction with one of the largest processors of cellular bone allograft in the United States. Tissue processing Tissues are processed in accordance with AATB standards and FDA regu- lations, as well as ACE Surgical’s 5 (Photo/ Provided by ACE Surgical) own stringent processes, policies and procedures. Operating to these stand- ards allows ACE to provide you with one of the most pure, predictable and proven allografts available today, the company asserts.
10 exhibitors AAP Annual Meeting — October 28, 2018 Implantmed SI-1015: Respect for your needs By W&H Staff n W&H introduced the Implantmed surgical unit in 2001. The company asserts it’s a high-quality device — safe, simple to use with a high degree of precision and flexible application options. The new generation builds on those tried-and-tested features and adds an array of all new benefits: a color touchscreen interface, a wireless foot pedal, shorter/lighter and more pow- erful motor with LED+ capability and a unique ISQ module for assessing the stability of an implant. W&H Implantmed SI-1015 supports practitioners for both oral surgery and implantology. Improved safety Immediate load … early load … or the conventional route? Deciding on the best time for load- ing implants is becoming more com- plex when trying to take into account all of a patient’s risk factors. According to the company, the integrated automatic thread-cutter function and precise torque control actively helps the operator during implant placement — especially in dense bone. Using the documentation function stores all parameters, the implant insertion torque/time graph, optional ISQ measurement data, doc- umentation ID and tooth position on a USB stick for patient records. As an option, the W&H Osstell ISQ (Implant Stability Quotient) module for the Implantmed SI-1015 is a non- invasive measuring system of pri- mary stability/osseointegration. Combining the detailed insertion torque graph with the ISQ measure- ment reduces risk in deciding opti- mum loading time and assists in moni- toring osseointegration of an implant. Simplicity: New color touchscreen user interface and redesigned pump The new Implantmed SI-1015’s user interface helps the practice team to streamline. A high-tech color touch- screen with a tempered glass surface makes it easy to operate and disinfect, according to the company. The navi- gation system and the customizable programs allow the operator to focus on the surgery. 5 The new Implantmed SI-1015. (Photo/Provided by W&H) The Implantmed can be custom- ized for up to six individual users for reduced risk in group practices using multiple implant brands and their individual protocols. A redesigned coolant pump means the irrigation tubing can now be loaded faster under sterile condi- tions. Precise: Powerful motor and new surgical handpieces with LED+ In its class, the new motor is the strongest (6.2 Ncm), lightest and shortest, the company asserts, adding that the ergonomic shape and balance combined with a W&H handpiece can reduce operator physical strain. Five new short surgical handpieces with LED+ fully illuminate, regardless of the motor speed. Flexibility: Wireless multi-functional, multi-device foot pedal The new optional wireless foot pedal offers even greater flexibility and con- Here in Vancouver To learn more about the Implantmed SI-1015 and other W&H products, stop by the booth, No. 1528. venience, according to the company. The Implantmed can be operated with the foot control as an alternative to the touchscreen. One foot pedal can be used with multiple W&H devices (Piezomed, etc.).
12 exhibitors AAP Annual Meeting — October 28, 2018 Henry Schein strengthens and expands its global dental implant business with three investments By Henry Schein Staff n Henry Schein Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of health- care products and services to office- based dental, animal health and med- ical practitioners, has announced three investments that will advance the company’s dental implant busi- ness strategy. Henry Schein will enhance its position in the premium implant seg- ment through the acquisition of Intra- Lock, a provider of dental restoration solutions, including proprietary sur- face, connection and biomaterial and small-diameter implant technologies; expand into the lower-priced segment of the dental implant market through the planned acquisition of a majority interest in Medentis Medical, a dental implant manufacturer based in Ger- many; and strengthen its geographic footprint in Europe with the acquisi- tion of a majority interest in Pro-Cam Implants B.V., CAMLOG’s exclusive AD distributor in the Netherlands. Intra-Lock, Medentis Medical and Pro-Cam Implants will complement Henry Schein’s existing solutions for implant-based tooth replacement and strengthen the company’s position in the global dental implant mar- ket, according to the company. These acquisitions will broaden the compa- ny’s geographic reach, add innovative technologies, enhance its manufac- turing footprint and further its com- mitment to serve the lower-priced segment of the implant market. “The dental implant category has become increasingly important, and we are committed to offering custom- ers a wide array of the products and services associated with implant den- tistry, thereby providing a complete solution for the benefit of the dental practice,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief exec- utive officer of Henry Schein. “We believe with the investments we have made in CAMLOG, BioHorizons and Here in Vancouver To learn more about Henry Schein, Intra-Lock, Medentis Medical or Pro- Cam Implants, stop by the Henry Schein booth, No. 301. now Intra-Lock, Medentis Medical and Pro-Cam Implants, we are well positioned to compete in the high- growth global dental implant market. We welcome our new colleagues to Team Schein and look forward to con- tinued success together.” Intra-Lock A U.S.-based dental implant manufac- turing and sales company, Intra-Lock International and Intra-Lock Manu- facturing is known for its OSSEAN® surface structure. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., the company has approximately 50 employees. Dr. Thierry Giorno, CEO and director of research and devel- opment of Intra-Lock, will act as a consultant, providing insights and strategic guidance to help accelerate the development of implants and new technologies for Henry Schein to help dentists and improve oral health. Medentis Medical Based in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler and founded in 2001, Medentis Medi- cal is a fast-growing provider of value- priced dental implants. A German manufacturer of high-quality, lower- priced dental implants, the company sells its products in more than 40 countries and has 75 employees. Pro-Cam Implants Pro-Cam Implants B.V., CAMLOG’s exclusive distributor in the Nether- lands, is one of the leading implant solution providers in the Nether- lands, according to Henry Schein. Pro-Cam Implants will in the future represent the BioHorizons implant lines and biomaterial portfolio.
14 exhibitors AAP Annual Meeting — October 28, 2018 The alternative soft-tissue graft Introducing Geistlich Fibro-Gide, a volume-stable collagen matrix speciﬁcally designed for soft-tissue regeneration By Geistlich Biomaterials Staff n Geistlich Biomaterials is excited to announce the addition of Geistlich Fibro-Gide® to its portfolio of collagen matrices. Made from Type I and Type III collagen, Geistlich Fibro-Gide is smart-linked, a unique form of cross- linking, which provides elasticity, strength and volume stability, accord- ing to the company. Positioned as the alternative con- nective tissue graft, Geistlich Fibro- Gide is ideally suited for soft-tissue augmentation around natural teeth and implants, the company asserts. Additionally, Geistlich Fibro-Gide is indicated for alveolar ridge recon- struction for prosthetic treatment and recession defects for root cover- age. “Geistlich Fibro-Gide is one of the major innovations in regenerative dentistry in the last 20 years,” said Dr. Daniel Thoma of Zurich, Switzerland. For more Information on Geistlich Fibro-Gide, visit Fibro-Gide.geistlich- na.com. Here in Vancouver To learn more about Geistlich Bioma- terials’ Geistlich Fibro-Gide and other products, stop by the booth, No. 1117. In contrast to connective tissue grafts, which are considered to be the “gold-standard” in soft-tissue aug- mentation and recession coverage procedures, Geistlich Fibro-Gide does not require a second surgical site, is AD 5 (Photo/Provided by Geistlich Biomaterials) ready to use and has an unlimited supply. “Unlike connective tissue grafts, where you are limited by the patient’s anatomy, Geistlich Fibro-Gide offers variable thickness, allowing the cli- nician the opportunity to choose the desired and optimal thickness for the procedure,” said Dr. Alan Fetner of Jacksonville, Fla. Designing a preferred alternative to the soft-tissue graft has involved years of development and more than 1,000 prototypes, the company asserts, adding that Geistlich has drawn from its vast experience in researching, analyzing and commer- cializing collagen-based products tailor-made for specific dental proce- dures and therapeutic solutions. In both preclinical and clinical studies, Geistlich Fibro-Gide dem- onstrates safety, efficacy and shows clinical comparability to a connective tissue graft.1,2,3 Indications for use Geistlich Fibro-Gide is indicated for soft-tissue augmentation: • Localized gingival augmentation to increase keratinized tissue around teeth and implants. • Alveolar ridge reconstruction for prosthetic treatment. • Recession defects for root cover- age. About Geistlich Biomaterials With more than 165 years of devoted collagen expertise, Geistlich Bioma- terials continues to lead oral regener- ation with an expanding portfolio of intentionally designed and clinically proven biomaterials, according to the company. References 1. Thoma DS. et al. J Clin Periodontol. 2016 Oct; 43(10): 874–85. 2. Thoma DS. et al. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2015 Mar; 26(3): 263–70. 3. Zeltner M. et al. J Clin Periodontol. 2017 Apr; 44(4): 446–453.
16 exhibitors AAP Annual Meeting — October 28, 2018 Planmeca USA launches new products, multiple upgrades Rollouts to come throughout the fall By Planmeca USA Staff n Planmeca USA announced ear- lier this month that it is offering significant product and technology upgrades for dentists looking to invest in dental technology in the fourth quarter of 2018. “We believe these upgrades will help dentists maximize the potential of our technology to benefit their patients and enter 2019 with a com- petitive edge in their market,” said Ed McDonough, president of Planmeca USA. The Roselle, Ill.-based company asserts it has a long history of con- stant technology upgrades and these improvements track with the compa- ny’s commitment to providing long- AD Here in Vancouver To learn more about Planmeca’s digital technology, visit www.planmecausa. com or stop by the booth, No. 317. term value to its customers. Plan- meca USA will be introducing these upgrades throughout the fall. • Planmeca PlanMill®30 S: The Planmeca PlanMill 30 S is an entry- level milling unit, making this 4-axis, high-speed, single-spindle milling unit ideal for single-visit restorations and milling of inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges. The Planmeca Plan- Mill 30 S provides the same SMART software as the current version and a broad range of milling materials, including zirconia. • Planmeca Romexis® 5.2: This release adds a new module to the Planmeca Romexis software, Model Analyzer, and streamlines specialty workflows. Model Analyzer allows direct capture of intraoral scans for dental model measurement, visuali- zation and analysis for treatment planning or future use. Improvements to the imaging and imaging workflows create a stream- lined process for clinicians, accord- ing to the company. An enhanced implant library now features fixation pins for fully edentulous patients and new and updated implants and sleeves. • Planmeca PlanCAD® 6.0.5: New features of the Planmeca PlanCAD include Contralateral Copy for rep- licating contralateral dentition or design. HD Snapshot enables the user to take a high-definition picture with the Planmeca Emerald scanner, and the PlanScan® DASH increases the scanning rate of your Planmeca Plan- Scan for faster image capture. • Planmeca Emerald™ Slim Line Scanning Tip: The Planmeca Emerald Slim Line Tip is 27 percent thin- ner than the standard tip, accord- ing to the company, and features the same hygienic, autoclavable tip and SMART functionality with usage tracking and anti-fog system. The slimmer scanning tip is ideal for patients with smaller mouths or compromised dentition, which the company asserts will enhance poste- rior reach and elevate your patient’s experience through easy capture of interproximal areas.
18 exhibitors AAP Annual Meeting — October 28, 2018 Try the Silhouette Nasal Mask for predictable nitrous oxide analgesia By Porter Instrument Staff n Imagine a nasal hood that does not obstruct access to the oral cavity. Imagine a nasal hood that is so light- weight the patient barely notices it. Imagine a nasal hood that delivers and scavenges nitrous oxide more efficiently than any other nasal hood. Imagine a nasal hood that provides predictable results for the dentist and a pleasant experience for the patient. The imagining is over. The Silhou- ette Nasal Mask is a single-patient use disposable nasal mask and circuit. Featuring four size options (pediatric, small, medium and large), the Silhou- ette is designed with the lowest pos- sible profile, making it easier for you to work around. Silhouette has an adhesive strip for the bridge of the patient’s nose — securing the mask in place. This elim- AD 4 The Silhouette Nasal Mask and 36-inch tubing. (Photos/Provided by Porter Instrument) inates gas flowing into the patient’s eyes and more effectively scavenges the exhaled gas, addressing the con- cern of health-care provider safety. Infrared videos demonstrating this efficiency can be viewed on the Por- ter website at www.porterinstrument. com/silhouette. Silhouette also allows for the effi- cient and effective administration of nitrous oxide, creating a more predictable analgesic experience for each patient. As a single-use disposable product (both the mask and 36-inch tubing), set up and room turnover times can be improved. There is also less time needed for infection control proto- cols (compared with standard nitrous breathing circuits). 5 The Silhouette Nasal Mask allows for front teeth access. Here in Vancouver To see the Silhouette Nasal Mask, stop by booth No. 840. For more infor- mation or to order, visit www.porter instrument.com/Silhouette or call (215) 723-4000.
20 exhibitors AAP Annual Meeting — October 28, 2018 Headlights: Now in high-deﬁnition By Designs for Vision Staff n Designs for Vision is showing off an advanced photonic design that provides uniform light distribution with maximum intensity. The patent-pending headlights optically focus the light from the LED to provide 45 percent more light with uniform distribution. the The LED DayLite® Micro HDi™ combines high-definition imaging with a very lightweight headlight in combination with the Micro power pack, according to the company, which says the Micro power pack is the lightest and smallest avail- able. The complete unit includes two power packs, and each power pack can run up to 10 hours. Designs for Vision has also added the high-definition imaging to LED DayLite WireLess Mini HDi, provid- ing a lightweight, cordless solution with light intensity comparable to many corded headlights. You can choose high-definition imaging with either a wired or wireless design to AD Here in Vancouver You can see the Visible Difference® yourself by visiting Designs for Vision’s booth, No. 527, or contact the company to arrange a visit in your of- fice by calling (800) 345-4009 or email- ing firstname.lastname@example.org. the weight by 40 percent while provid- ing an expanded-field, full oral cavity view at 3.5x magnification. Building on the award-winning design, the newest addition to the Micro Series line is the Micro 4.5EF Scopes. These scopes reduce both the size and weight of the telescopes by 44 percent. On the move Designs for Vision has expanded into a new 67,500-square-foot location at 4000 Veterans Memorial Highway in Bohemia, N.Y. You can visit www.DesignsFor Vision.com/move.htm to check out some photos of the new facility. 5 The Hsi headlights from sesigns for Vision can provide up to 45 percent more light with uniform distribution. (Photo/Provided by sesigns for Vision) meet your preference, and all HDi headlights will illuminate the entire oral cavity. Designs for Vision’s WireLess head- lights free you from being tethered to a battery pack. The simple modu- lar designs uncouple the headlights from a specific frame or single pair of loupes. Prior technology married a cord- less light to one pair of loupes via a cumbersome integration of the batter- ies and electronics into the frame. The compact design of the LED DayLite WireLess headlights are inde- pendent of any frame/loupes. In addition, Designs for Vision is also featuring the REALITY 5-star rated The Micro 3.5EF Scopes, which utilize a revolutionary optical design that reduces the size of the prismatic telescope by 50 percent and reduces
22 exhibitors AAP Annual Meeting — October 28, 2018 Meisinger to host its 9th High Altitude Symposium Event to take place in Vail, Colo., from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2 By Meisinger Staff n While it is impossible to reduce the wide range of procedures and topics in the oral surgery field to a simple catchphrase, there is value in the guiding principle of “Tissue is the issue, but bone sets the tone.” From implantology to surgery, meticulous attention to treatment of bone is key to a successful proce- dure. This is why, in 2002, Meisinger unveiled the Bone Management® product line, which consists of coordi- nated systems that enable controlled optimization of various surgical pro- cedures. Developed in collaboration with scientists and practitioners, the clear, methodical procedures for these systems foster ease of use for a large range of dental professionals. The term “Bone Management” refers not simply to a technique but rather to a mindset of surgical guide- lines. While the end goal of prosthet- ics is incredibly important, the Bone Management approach also focuses on ensuring minimally invasive pro- cedures with long-term success. To continue making this Bone Management mindset accessible to all dental professionals, Meisinger launched the annual High Altitude Comprehensive Implant Symposium (HACIS) — an entire symposium dedi- cated to the ins and outs of implantol- ogy. For the past eight years, HACIS has been bringing together world- renowned speakers on Bone Man- agement topics in a combination of lectures, hands-on workshops, world- class skiing and fun for all. This winter’s symposium will explore all aspects of Bone Manage- ment in implantology — from initial planning to final restoration and eve- rything in between. Topics covered will include: implant treatment plan- ning, site preparation, sinus eleva- tion, sandwich bone augmentation, full arch immediate reconstruction, esthetic zone implants, digital tech- nology in implant surgery and more. The range of subjects covered offers 5 Meisinger’s 9th annual High Altitude Symposium will feature a combination of lectures, hands-on workshops, world-class skiing and more. (Photos/Provided by Meisinger) Here in Vancouver To learn more about the Meisinger High Altitude Comprehensive Im- plant Symposium, stop by the booth, No. 316. To register for the event, go online to meisingerusa.com/events/ 9th-annual-high-altitude/. learning opportunities for all den- tal professionals. See below for the entire speaker lineup. Taking place in one of the best ski towns in North America — Vail, Colo. — HACIS provides a unique combination of continued education and recreation. In addition to being the largest ski area in Colorado with 5,289 acres of skiing terrain, Vail is also characterized by pedestrian villages and world-class restaurants and shops. The symposium will be held at the newly renovated Hotel Talisa, a luxury resort offering stunning mountain views and an extraordi- nary atmosphere of serenity and adventure. This venue is sure to provide an unforgettable experience through deluxe accommodations and 5 World-renowned speakers will discuss an array of topics, from initial planning to final restoration and everything in between, at the 2019 High Altitude Symposium. delicious food and beverage to keep you energized throughout the day’s learning and skiing. Registration is open now. For more information, contact Meisinger USA at (303) 268-5400 or visit meisingerusa. com/events/9th-annual-high-altitude/. This year’s speaker lineup Michael Block, DMD; Renzo Casel- lini, MDT; Daniel Cullum, DDS; Scott Ganz, DMD; Giles Horrocks, DMD, MS; Dwayne Karateew, DDS; Bach Le, DDS, MD; Mark Lucas, DDS; Craig Misch, DDS, MDS; Robert Pauley, DMD; Stav- ros Pelekanos, DDS; Mitra Sadrameli, DMD, MS; Pankaj Singh, DDS; Isaac Tawil DDS, MS; Chandur Wadhwani, DDS, MSD; Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MDS, PhD; and David Wong, DDS.