Nicholas Caplanis, D.M.D., M.S.

dr-caplanisMeet Dr. Nick Caplanis

Dr. Nick Caplanis is an Assistant Professor and part-time faculty within the Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry, at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He attended Rutgers University for his undergraduate studies and received his dental degree (doctorate in dental medicine, DMD) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ-NJDS), in 1991. After completing a one year hospital based general practice residency, he moved to California to study at the prestigious center for implant dentistry at Loma Linda University. He completed the three year Residency in Implant Surgery and Prosthodontics in 1995, received a Masters of Science Degree in Oral Implantology in 1996 and earned a Specialty Certificate in Periodontics in 1997. Dr. Caplanis has an extremely unique background and is one of only a few doctors nationally, with formal residency training in the inter-related fields of Implant Surgery, Prosthodontics and Periodontics.

Dr. Caplanis is Board Certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, as well as the American Board of Oral Implantology and an honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is also a past President of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Orange County Dental Society as well as the Western District of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is currently the President Elect of the California Society of Periodontists. Dr. Caplanis has served on various professional committees over his career, including those of the American Academy of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontists, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, California Dental Association, and the Orange County Dental Society. He is currently the Associate Editor for the Journal of Oral Implants, the official publication of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and is founder and director of the Orange Coast Dental Academy, an advanced continuing education group in Orange County which provides continuing education to the local dental community.

Dr. Caplanis has served as general as well as scientific chair for a number of national and international conferences in implant dentistry. He has published numerous clinical technique and research papers and is co-author of multiple text book chapters widely disseminated throughout the profession. He is well recognized as a leader in his field, and lectures nationally as well as internationally on the inter-related topics of, Periodontal Reconstructive Surgery and Implant Dentistry. He maintains a full-time private practice limited to Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery, in Mission Viejo, California since 1997.

CURRICULUM VITAE

NICHOLAS CAPLANIS D.M.D., M.S.

La Paz Medical Dental Center

26302 La Paz Rd. Suite 207 Mission Viejo, Ca 92691

Phone (949) 830-1322 Fax (949) 830-1383 Email- Nick@drcaplanis.com

PERSONAL

Birthdate: June 5, 1966

Birthplace: Orange, New Jersey

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

EDUCATION

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Loma Linda, California
Post Graduate Periodontics Program July 1995-June 1997
Certificate in Periodontology, June 1997

Loma Linda University Graduate School
Loma Linda, California
Masters of Science Degree in Oral Implantology, June 1996

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Loma Linda, California
Post Graduate Implant Dentistry Program July 1992-June 1995
Certificate in Implant Dentistry, June 1995

Englewood Hospital
Englewood, New Jersey
General Practice Residency July 1991-June 1992
Certificate, June 1992

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree, 1987 – 1991

Rutgers College, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey. 1984 – 1987

West Orange High School
West Orange, New Jersey
Diploma, 1984

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS

Fellow
Pierre Fauchard Academy
May 2011

Fellow
American College of Dentists
Oct 2010

Honored Fellow
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
June 2008

Board Certified and Diplomate
American Board of Periodontology
July 2004

Fellow
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
June 2003

Board Certified and Diplomate
American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry
June 2002

Outstanding Research Award in Implantology
California Society of Periodontists
Annual Meeting, March 15, 1996 Pasadena, California

First Place Table Clinic Presentation New Jersey Dental Association
New Jersey Dental Association Annual Session, June 10, 1990
Periodontal Considerations in the HIV+ Patient, Atlantic City, New Jersey

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS HELD

President Elect
California Society of Periodontists
2015- Present

Secretary
California Society of Periodontists
2014 – 2015

Board of Trustees Member
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
2004 – 2014

President
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
2012-2013

Co- Chairman – General Meeting
Orange County Dental Society Technology Forum
Anaheim CA September 2012

Co-Chairman Continuing Education Committee
Orange County Dental Society
2009- Present

Delegate
California Dental Association
2006-2012

Chairman – General Meeting
American Academy of Implant Dentistry Annual Meeting
San Diego November 2008

Board Member
Research Foundation – American Academy of Implant Dentistry
2008-2013

President
Orange County Dental Society
2007-2008

Chairman – General Meeting and Scientific
“Focus on the Sinus” Symposium AAID Western District
Newport Beach, Ca
April 19-21, 2007

President
Western District
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
2006-2007

Board Member – Director
California Society of Periodontists
2003-2008

Board Member
Western District
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
2002-2007

Board Member
Orange County Dental Society, Orange Ca
2001-2008

Chairman
Legislation Committee
Orange County Dental Society, Orange Ca
Sept 2000 – June 2006

Director
Orange Coast Dental Academy
Sept 2000 – Present

Assistant Professor
Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry
School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University
July 1995 – Present

Assistant Professor
Post Graduate Program Periodontics and Implant Surgery
School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University
July 1995 – June 2008

STANDING AND AD-HOC COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION

American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Bylaws, Executive & Officer, Finance, Education, Annual Meeting, District Meeting, Membership, Global, Nominating, Executive Director Performance Review, ABOI Liaison

American Academy of Periodontology
Continuing Education Oversight, ADA Liaison, New Periodontist

Academy of Osseointegration
Publications, Annual Meeting

California Dental Association
New Dentist, Government Affairs, Delegate, Alternate Delegate

California Society of Periodontists
Finance, Annual Meeting, Executive Director review, Website development, Newsletter

Orange County Dental Society
Legislation, Foundation, Membership

PUBLICATIONS

Teeth Versus Implants: Mucogingival considerations and management of soft tissue complications.
Journal of the California Dental Association. 2014; 42(12): 841-858

Tooth extraction and site preservation
In Torabinejad M, Sabeti M, Goodacre C. Principles and Practice of Single Implant and
Restoration. Philadelphia PA: Elsevier Publishing Company 2013.

Impact factors in scientific journals: keeping a balance for the JOI readers.
J Oral Implantol. 2012;38(4):309-310.

Simultaneous vertical guided bone regeneration and guided tissue regeneration in the posterior maxilla using recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor: a case report.
J Oral Implantol. 2009;35(5):251-6.

Extraction Defect Assessment, Classification and Management
Journal of the California Dental Association. 2005; 33(11): 853-863.

Bone formation in the maxillary sinus by using platelet-rich plasma: an experimental study in sheep.
J Oral Implantol. 2005;31(1):2-17.

Effect of teeth with periradicular lesions on adjacent dental implants.
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2003 Sep;96(3):321-326.

Implant Dentistry Education for the Practicing Dentist
Journal of the California Dental Association. 2001; 29(11): 757-764

Platelet-Rich Plasma Application in Sinus Graft Surgery: Part I – Background and Processing Techniques
Journal of Oral Imp 2000;27:1; 38-42

Histologic Evaluation of Hydroxyapatite-Coated Root-Form Implants Retrieved after 7 Years in Function: A Case Report
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2000;15:3; 438-443.

Immediate loading of a single hydroxyapatite-coated threaded root form implant: aclinical report.
J Oral Implantol. 1998;24(3):159-166.

Effect of Allogeneic Freeze-dried Demineralized Bone Matrix on Regeneration of Alveolar Bone and Periodontal Attachment in Dogs
Journal of Clinical Periodontology; 1998;25:801-806.

Application of rhBMP-2 to Alveolar (Peri-Implant) and Periodontal Defects.
In Lynch SE, Genco RJ, Marx RE. TissueEngineering.ApplicationsinMaxillofacial
Surgery and Periodontics. Chicago, IL: Quintessence Publishing Company 1998.

Effect of Allogeneic Freeze-dried Demineralized Bone Matrix on Guided Tissue Regeneration in Dogs
Journal of Periodontology; 1998;69(8):851-856.

Effect of Allogeneic Freeze-dried Demineralized Bone Matrix on Guided Bone Regeneration in Supraalveolar Peri-implant Defects in Dogs
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 1997;12(5):634-641.

Osseointegration: Contemporary Concepts and Treatment
Journal of the California Dental Association 1997;25(12):843-851.

Considerations in the Maintenance of the Dental Implant Patient
The Journal of Practical Hygiene 1993;2(5):15-19.

PRESENTATIONS

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Advanced augmentation techniques for implant dentistry
Mission Viejo Ca, May 2015

Oregon Academy of General Dentistry – Advanced Implant Study Group
Advanced tissue reconstruction in preparation for implants
Portland OR, April 2015

AAID Maxi-Course – Vancouver
Hard and Soft Tissue management around implants
Vancouver BC, April 2015

Academy of Osseointegration
30th Anniversary Annual Meeting – Session Moderator
San Francisco CA, March 2014

Greater NY Dental Meeting
Management and treatment of implant complications
New York NY, Nov 2014

Loma Linda University Post Graduate Program in Periodontics
What every periodontist should know about restoring implants
Loma Linda CA, Nov 2014

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Full arch immediate load fixed implant supported restorations including fixed hybrids
Mission Viejo, CA Sept 2014

AAID Maxi-Course – Vancouver
Hard and Soft Tissue management around implants
Vancouver, BC May 2014

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry Western District Meeting
Overcoming obstacles – All on four fixed hybrids
San Francisco, CA April 2014

AAID Maxi-Course – Oregon
Periodontal and Implant histology
San Francisco, CA April 2014

AAID Maxi-Course – Las Vegas
Management of soft tissue complications
Las Vegas, NV Jan 2014

South Bay Implant Seminars
Periodontal and peri-implant considerations in the esthetic zone
Torrance, CA Oct 2013

USC School of Dentistry
Hard and soft tissue complications in implant dentistry
Los Angeles, CA Oct 2013

AAID Maxi-Course Loma Linda
Periodontal considerations in implant dentistry
Loma Linda, CA Oct 2013

The American Academy of Periodontology
99th Annual Meeting
What the periodontists needs to know about restoring implants
Philadelphia, PA Sept 2013

The California Society of Periodontists
Management of biologic complications in implant dentistry
Calabasas CA Sept 2013

Mission Viejo Community Center
What every diabetic should know about periodontal disease
The life changing benefits of implant dentistry
Mission Viejo, CA Sept 2013

The American Academy of Periodontology
99th Annual Meeting
Moderator – Innovations in Periodontics Session 2
Philadelphia, PA Sept 2013

The Orange County Dental Hygiene Association
Peri-implant maintenance and complications management
Anaheim, CA Aug 2013

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry Central and Western District Meeting
Preventing and managing biologic complications
Chicago, Il June 2013

AAID Maxi-Course – Vancouver
Management of soft tissue complications
Vancouver, BC May 2013

Oregon Academy of General Dentistry
Esthetic management of the peri-implant environment
Advanced bone grafting techniques
Eugene, OR April 2013

The American Institute of Oral Biology
Surgical and Prosthetic alternatives to Sinus Grafting
Palm Springs, CA Nov 2012

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
61st Annual Meeting
Advanced tissue reconstruction: Is BMP-2 the new gold standard?
Washington DC Oct 2012

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
61st Annual Meeting
Allied Staff Program. The implants are working! Now what?
Washington DC Oct 2012

The American Academy of Periodontology
99th Annual Meeting
The team approach to management of complex restorative/periodontal conditions
Los Angeles, CA Sept 2012

The American Academy of Periodontology
99th Annual Meeting
Moderator CE 6 – Understanding the maxillary sinus
Los Angeles, CA Sept 2012

The American Academy of Periodontology
99th Annual Meeting
Moderator – Innovations in Periodontics Session 1
Los Angeles, CA Sept 2012

Multidisciplinary Dental Study Group of Beverly Hills
Periodontal considerations in the Esthetic Zone
Beverly Hills, CA Sept 2012

Webinar for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Management of implant complications
July 2012

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry Western District Meeting
Soft Tissue Complications
Vancouver, BC June 2012

Oregon Academy of General Dentistry
Site preservation and ridge augmentation in implant dentistry
Peri-implant Histology and Peri-implant maintenance
Portland, OR April 2012

AAID Maxi-Course – UMDNJ-NJDS
Hard and Soft Tissue management around implants
Newark, NJ March 2012

AAID Maxi-Course – Las Vegas
Esthetic hard and soft tissue management around implants
Las Vegas, NV Jan 2012

The Orange Coast Dental Academy
Periodontal management for the orthodontics practice
Aliso Viejo, CA Dec 2011

The American Academy of Periodontology
97th Annual Meeting
Moderator – Innovations in Periodontics Session 4
Miami, FL Nov 2011

Loma Linda University Sinus Symposium
Sinus Graft Alternatives
Loma Linda, CA Oct 2011

Bay Area Study Club
Basics in examination and treatment of the dental implant patient
San Fransisco, CA June 2011

Dr. Shabahang Study Club
Endo vs. Implants -Apples and oranges of treatment planning in Dentistry
Redlands, CA May 2011

ESI Barcelona Implant Maxi Course
Implant case planning, tissue management, Implant histology and microbiology
Barcelona, Spain April 2011

Oregon Academy of General Dentistry – AAID Maxi Course
Site preservation and ridge augmentation in implant dentistry
Peri-implant Histology and Peri-implant maintenance
Eugene, OR April 2011

International Congress of Oral Implantologists Winter Symposium
Esthetic Zone: Contemporary treatment algorithms of the extraction defect
Las Vegas, NV Feb 2011

AAID Maxi-Course – Las Vegas
Site preservation and ridge augmentation in implant dentistry
Peri-implant Histology and Peri-implant maintenance
Las Vegas, NV Jan 2011

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
59th Annual Meeting
Application for CT grafts to enhance peri-implant esthetics
Boston, Ma Oct 2010

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Special topics presentation to graduate students
Loma Linda, Ca June 2010

Oregon Academy of General Dentistry
Site preservation and ridge augmentation in implant dentistry
Peri-implant Histology and Peri-implant maintenance
Portland, OR April 2010

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry 58th
Annual Meeting
Practical guidelines to maximize peri-implant soft tissue esthetics.
Louisiana NO Nov 2009

Oregon Academy of General Dentistry
Hard and Soft tissue considerations for implant dentistry
Portland, OR April 2009

AAID Maxi-Course India
Esthetic hard and soft tissue management, Periodontal and Peri-Implant Histology
Peri-Implant Maintenance, Medical Emergency Management,
Conscious Sedation in the Dental Office, Evidenced Based Treatment Guidelines
Mumbai, India Jan 4-5 2008 New Delhi, India Jan 7-8, 2008 Chennai, India Jan 10,12, 2008

AAID Maxi-Course – New York
Esthetic hard and soft tissue management
New York, NY Jan 12, 2007

AAID Southern District Annual Meeting
The Synergy of Hard and Soft Tissue Management
Charleston, SC June 23-24, 2006

AAID Maxi-Course – New York
Esthetic soft tissue management
New York, NY March 10, 2006

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
54th Annual Meeting. The Synergy of Hard and Soft Tissue Management
Scottsdale, AZ Oct 22, 2005

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Treatment Planning Presentation
Mission Viejo, Ca May 18, 2005

Loma Linda University Dental Implant Study Club
The Synergy of Hard and Soft Tissue Management
Loma Linda, Ca March 23, 2005

Loma Linda University
Going Live: Implant Site Preparation with Grafts and Prosthodontics
Loma Linda, Ca March 217-18, 2005

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Treatment Planning Presentation
Mission Viejo, Ca Feb 23, 2005

Loma Linda University Dental Implant Study Club
Esthetic soft tissue management
Loma Linda, Ca Oct 6, 2004

Interdisciplinary Study Club
Advances in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
Irvine, Ca March 22, 2004

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Going Live: Implant Site Preparation with grafts and prosthodontics
Loma Linda, Ca March 27-28, 2003

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Advances in Periodontics and Soft Tissue Management
Mission Viejo, Ca Feb 26, 2003

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Treatment Planning Seminar
Mission Viejo, Ca Dec 4, 2002

Nobel Biocare
Predictable Surgical and Prosthodontic Implant Dentistry-Live surgery
Yorba Linda, Ca November 1, 2002

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
51st Annual Meeting. Site Development in the Esthetic Zone.
Los Angeles, Ca October 4, 2002

The American Academy of Periodontology
86th Annual Meeting Research Presentation “Immediate versus Delayed Loading of Single Tooth Implants: An Experiment in Non-Human Primates”
Honolulu, Ha September 17-20 2000

Academy of Osseointegration
15th Annual Meeting Research Presentation “Immediate versus Delayed Loading of Single Tooth Implants: An Experiment in Non-Human Primates”
New Orleans, LA. March 9-11, 2000

Loma Linda University
Advanced Surgical Implants and Prosthodontics Symposium
Loma Linda, Ca June 14-18 1999

Loma Linda University
Implant Study Group-Asia
Loma Linda, Ca March 7-10, 1999

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Succesful Treatment Options for the Edentulous Mandible
Mission Viejo, Ca April 28, 1999

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Advanced Implants and Prosthodontics-Columbia
Loma Linda, Ca May 25-29, 1998

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Guest Lecturer-Advanced Surgical Implants/Prosthodontics-Korea,
Loma Linda, California October 20-24, 1997

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Annual Alumni Convention
Pre-Surgical Treatment Planning for Implant Dentistry;
Diagnosis and Treatment of Peri-Implant Disease;
Bone Grafting in Implant Dentistry;
Loma Linda, California February 6, 1997

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Advanced Implant Study Club
Etiology, Diagnosis, Treatment of Peri-Implant Disease,
Loma Linda, California January 22, 1997

American Academy of Implant Dentistry 45th Annual Meeting
Guided Bone Regeneration of Peri-Implant Defects: Is Demineratlized Freeze-dried Bone Effective?
Las Vegas, Nevada November 11-14 1996

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Advanced Implant Study Club
Etiology, Diagnosis, Treatment of Peri-Implant Disease
Loma Linda, California, July 18, 1996

Inter City Periodontist Meeting
Guided Bone Regeneration of Supraalveolar Peri-implant Defects
Los Angeles, California, May 17, 1996

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Advanced Implant Study Club
Maintenance and Treatment of Implant Complications
Loma Linda, California April 15, 1996

American Academy of Implant Dentistry Western District Meeting
Guided Bone Regeneration of Supraalveolar Peri-implant Defects
Napa Valley, California, April 13, 1996

European Academy of Osseointegration
Guided Bone Regeneration of Supraalveolar Peri-implant Defects,
Paris, France February 10, 1996

Academy for Implants and Transplants
Diagnosis and Etiology of Peri – Implantitis
Loma Linda, California, March 13, 1994

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Basic Implant Study Club
The Etiology and diagnosis of Peri-Implantitis / Live Surgery Demonstration
Loma Linda, California March 9,1994

IADR/AADR 1991 General Session
Effects of Immune Deficiency on Bone Healing Table Clinic Presentation
Acapulco, Mexico,May 20, 1991

University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ
1991 Science Expo, Table Clinic Presentation. Effects of Immune Deficiency on Bone Healing.
Newark, New Jersey, March 27, 1991

New Jersey Dental Association
1990 Annual Session, Table Clinic, Periodontal Considerations in the HIV+ Patient .
Atlantic City, New Jersey, June 10, 1990

University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ
1990 Science Expo, Table Clinic Presentation. Periodontal Considerations in the HIV+ Patient. Newark, New Jersey March 28, 1990

UNIVERSITY BASED TEACHING

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Clinical Instructor in Implant Dentistry Post-Graduate Students, July 1995 – Present

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Clinical Instructor in Advanced Periodontics and Implant Dentistry Post-Graduate Students, July 1995 – 2004

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Current Oral Implantology Literature Review, Post-Graduate Students, July 1995 – Dec 2000

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Basic Oral Implantology Course; Dental Students Class of 1996
Peri-implant Histology, January 1995

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Basic Oral Implantology Course; Dental Students Class of 1996
History and Terminology of Dental Implantology, January 1995

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Special Topics in Dentistry; Dental Hygiene Class of 1995
Etiology and Treatment of Peri-Implant disease, November 1994

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Basic Oral Implantology Course; Dental Students Class of 1995
History and Terminology of Dental Implantology, January 1994

LICENSES

California Board of Dental Examiners, June 1994; California State Dental License #41710

California Board of Dental Examiners, October 1995; California State Conscious Sedation Permit CS296

Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners, June 1991; New Jersey State Dental License #DI 17795

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Academy of Osseointegration
Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA March 12-14, 2015 (12 units)

Millennium Dental Technologies
Lanap Protocol License
Cerritos, CA March 5-7, 2015 (20 units)

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
63d Annual Meeting.
Orlando, FL Nov 5-8, 2014 (20 units)

The American Academy of Periodontology
100th Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA Sept 19-22, 2014 (12 units)

Zimmer
All on four system
Sybron Learning Center, Anaheim CA June 27, 2014 (4 units)

The California Society of Periodontists
Annual Meeting
Maui, HI March 21-22, 2014 (6 units)

Academy of Osseointegration
Annual Meeting
Seattle, WA March 6-8, 2014 (12 units)

Spear Center for Dental Education
Multi-disciplinary treatment planning
Scottsdale, AZ Nov 15-16, 2013 (16 units)

OSHA Compliance Partners
Annual BBP, Hazard communication and California Law
Mission Viejo, Ca Nov 12, 2013 (4 units)

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
62nd Annual Meeting.
Phoenix, AZ Oct 23-26th, 2013 (20 units)

The American Academy of Periodontology
2013 Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, PA Sept 29-30, 2013 (23 units)

California Society of Periodontists
Implant Provisionals, The interdisciplinary team, management and marketing for success
Indian Wells, CA April 26-27, 2013 (7.5 units)

Nobel Biocare USA LLC
Optimal treatment options for the edentulous patient using All on 4 treatment
Newport Beach, CA March 23, 2013 (7 units)

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Cerec, the good, bad and ugly.
Mission Viejo, CA Jan 16, 2013 (1 units)

OSHA Compliance Partners
Annual BBP, Hazard communication and California Law
Mission Viejo, CA Dec 10, 2012 (3 units)

American Institute of Oral Biology
69th Annual Meeting
Palm Springs, CA Nov 2-5, 2012 (26 units)

Nobel Biocare USA LLC
Immediate full-arch prosthetic rehabilitation utilizing All on 4 Live Surgery
Yorba Linda, CA June 15-16, 2012 (13 units)

LLU School of Dentistry
June AAID Maxi Course
Loma Linda, CA June 14-15, 2012 (16 units)

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Endodontic Diagnosis
Mission Viejo, CA March 28, 2012 (1 units)

Academy of Osseointegration
27th Annual Meeting
Phoenix, AZ March 1-3, 2012 (11.25 units)

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Financial Planning for the Dentist
Mission Viejo, CA Jan 18, 2012 (2 units)

One on One Dental Practice Builders
Annual bloodborne pathogen and hazard communication
Mission Viejo, CA Nov 9, 2011 (2 units)

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
59th Annual Meeting.
Las Vegas, NV Oct 19-22, 2011 (20 units)

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Therapy
Mission Viejo, CA July 13, 2011 (4 units)

LLU School of Dentistry
Annual implant dentistry study club and AAID MaxiCourse
Loma Linda, CA June 23-24, 2011 (16 units)

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Composites and partial denture design
Mission Viejo, CA May 25, 2011 (2 units)

California Society of Periodontists Annual Meeting
BioSurgery
Monterey, CA May 21, 2011 (6.5 units)

American Academy of Periodontology 2011 Spring Conference
The restorative dentist/periodontist partnership: Achieving excellence together
Chicago, IL April 2-3, 2011 (9 units)

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Ceramic Onlays
Mission Viejo, CA March 16, 2011 (2 units)

International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Winter Symposium
Las Vegas, NV Feb 10-12, 2011 (20 units)

LLU School of Dentistry
November AAID Maxi Course
Loma Linda, CA Nov 11-12, 2010 (16 units)

Orange County Dental Society
What every dentist should know about orthodontics
Irvine, CA Sept 7, 2010 (2.5 units)

The California Society of Periodontists
Periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics
San Diego, CA April 24, 2010 (6.5 units)

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry Western District
Annual Meeting.
Los Angeles, CA March 13-14, 2010 (8 units)

Nobel Biocare USA LLC
Nobel Guide and Kodak Scanner
Yorba Linda, CA Feb 25, 2010 (3 units)

Orange County Dental Society
Esthetic management of the extraction site
Irvine, CA Feb 9, 2010 (2.5 units)

Orange County Dental Society
Infection Control and Dental Practice Act
Irvine, CA Jan 12, 2010 (4 units)

Orange County Dental Society
Use is or lose it? Endo vs. Implant
Orange, CA Sept 15, 2009 (2.5 units)

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
57th Annual Meeting.
New Orleans, La Nov 11-14, 2009 (20 units)

Life Saver CPR Systems
BLS Healthcare provider CPR/AED
Mission Viejo, CA Oct 28, 2009 (2 units)

Orange County Dental Society
Minimally invasive esthetics
Orange, CA March 19, 2009 (2.5 units)

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
57th Annual Meeting.
San Diego, Ca Oct 29-Nov 2, 2008 (20 units)

The California Society of Periodontists
Potpouri of Periodontal Plastic Surgery
San Francisco, Ca May 31, 2008 (6 units)

Orange County Dental Society
Ergonomics: Posture for profit
Orange, Ca April 2, 2008 (3 units)

Orange County Dental Society
Infection Control and California Law
Orange, Ca March 5, 2008 (4 units)

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
56th Annual Meeting.
Las Vegas, NV, Nov 21-24, 2007 (20 units)

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
30th Anniversary Implant Symposium: Advanced general dentistry and prosthodontics
Loma Linda, CA Nov 14-16, 2006 (21 units)

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
30th Anniversary Implant Symposium: Achieving esthetics with immediate function
Loma Linda, CA Nov 11-12, 2006 (14 units)

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
55th Annual Meeting.
Chicago, Il Oct 25-29, 2006 (20 units)

The California Society of Periodontists
Annual Meeting.
San Francisco, Ca May 19- 20 2006 (3 units)

The Academy of Osseointegration
21st Annual Meeting.
Seattle Was, March 15-19, 2006 (12 units)

California Dental Association
Everyday Ethics for Decision Making and Legislative Update
Sacramento, Ca March 3-4, 2006 (2 units)

Academy of Orthodontic Excellence
Titanium Pin Implants and Cutting Edge Materials
Corona Del Mar, Ca Dec 2, 2005 (3 units)

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
54th Annual Meeting.
Scottsdale, Az October 19 – 23, 2005 (20 units)

California Society of Periodontists
Annual Meeting
San Francisco, Ca May 21, 2005 (8 units)

Loma Linda University
Going Live: Implant Site Preparation with Grafts and Prosthodontics
Loma Linda, Ca March 217-18, 2005 (16 units)

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Esthetic Dental Treatments and Materials for the New Millenium
Mission Viejo, Ca February 25, 2005 (4 units)

Orange County Dental Society
Infection Control and California Law
Orange, Ca February 9, 2005 (4 units)

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Pre-prosthetic orthodontics for the restorative patient with periodontal osseous defects
Mission Viejo, Ca January 28, 2005 (4 units)

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
53d Annual Meeting.
NY City, NY November 5-9, 2003 (20 units)

Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education
27th Annual Periodontics Review
New Orleans, La February 4 – 8th, 2004 (40 units)

Loma Linda University
2nd Annual Implant Esthetic Symposium
Loma Linda, Ca January 11, 2004 (7 units)

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
52nd Annual Meeting.
Hollywood, Fl November 5-9, 2003 (20 units)

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Esthetics in Prosthodontics
Mission Viejo, Ca October 11, 2003 (6 units)

California Society of Periodontists
The Interdisciplinary Approach to Esthetic Dentistry
Los Angeles, Ca. May 17 – 18, 2003 (11 units)

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Evening of Diagnostics
Mission Viejo, Ca May 14, 2003 (4 units)

AAID-Western District
Going Live: Implant Site Preparation
Loma Linda, Ca March 27-28, 2003 (14 units)

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Current Concepts and Innovations in Endodontics
Mission Viejo, Ca March 19, 2003 (4 units)

Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry
Dr. Vincent Kokich- Orthodontic-Restorative interaction
Newport Beach, Ca March 14, 2003 (6 units)

Loma Linda University
24th Annual Dental Anesthesia Symposium
Loma Linda, Ca Feb 9 – 10, 2003 (8 units)

Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry
Dr. Axel Kirsch The esthetic challenge in implant prosthetics
Newport Beach, Ca Feb 7, 2003 (6 units)

Orange Coast Dental Academy
Esthetics with Natural Teeth and Implants
Mission Viejo, Ca January 22, 2003 (4 units)

Loma Linda University
22nd Annual Dental Anesthesia Symposium
Loma Linda, Ca Feb11-12,2001 (8 units)

Dental Board of California
Conscious Sedation/General Anesthesia Evaluator Training
La Jolla, Ca December 4, 2002 (4 units)

Loma Linda University
Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
Loma Linda, Ca December 8, 2002 (7 units)

California Society of Periodontists
Conscious Sedation Course
Los Angeles, Ca. March 31, 2001 (8 units)

Orange County Dental Society
Digitally Integrated Interdisciplinary Treatment
Orange, Ca, March 14, 2001 (5 units)

The 27th Annual USC Periodontal Symposium:
Achieving Excellence in Implant Esthetics
Los Angeles Ca, January 12-13, 2001 (16 units)

The American Academy of Periodontology
86th Annual Meeting
Honolulu, Ha September 17-20 2000 (15 units)

California Society of Periodontists
Annual Meeting, Los Angeles Ca. May 20-21 2000. (12 units)

Academy of Osseointegration 15th Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA. March 9-11, 2000 (17.75 Units)

Orange County Dental Society
Antibiotic Therapy in the Age of Microbial Resistance: Prophylactic&Therapeutic
Orange, Ca. March 17, 2000 (6 units)

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
21st Annual Anesthesia Symposium
Loma Linda, Ca. February 14, 2000 (8 units)

American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Annual Meeting 1999 (20 units)

Loma Linda University
Advanced Surgical Implants and Prosthodontics
Loma Linda, Ca June 14-18 1999 (35 units)

USC School of Dentistry
New Technologies in Periodontal Therapy
Los Angeles, Ca May 7 1999 (7 units)

Loma Linda University
Succesful Treatment Options for the Edentulous Mandible
Mission Viejo, Ca April 28, 1999 (3 units)

Southern California Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Reconstructive Preprosthetic Surgery
La Jolla, Ca April 15-17, 1999 (18 units)

California Dental Association
Oral Surgery for the General Practitioner
Anaheim, Ca. April 10, 1999 (2 units)

Orange County Dental Society
Implant therapy for the New millennium – Case selection and execution for implant predictabiity
Dr. Sacha Jovanovic, Orange Ca, March 10, 1999 (5 units)

California Society of Periodontists
Conscious Sedation, Drs. Yagiela, Malamed
Los Angeles Ca, February 27, 1999 (8 units)

Orange County Dental Society
The Orthoontic – Periodontal Connection in Restorative Therapy
Dr. Maurice Salama, Orange Ca, February 19, 1999 (6 units)

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
California Dental Law, Dr. Bette Robin
Loma Linda Ca, October 18, 1998 (3 units)

Orange County Dental Society
Water Delivery and Infection Control (4 units)
Drs Lawrence Wolinsky and Andy Wong
The Hidden Dangers of Alternative Therapies (2 units)
Larry Borgsdorf, Pharm D.
Orange Ca, October 14, 1998

The Dentists Insurance Company
Risk Management 7: Understanding the Angry Patient
San Diego Ca, September 11, 1998 (3.5 units)

American Academy of Periodontology
Annual Meeting, San Diego Ca, October 5-8, 1997

Frontiers in Implant Science Symposium
45th Meeting American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Las Vegas, Nevada November 11-14,1996

American Academy of Periodontology
Annual Meeting, New Orleans 1996

Annual Periodontal Symposium
Succesful Bone Regeneration, January 12-13, 1996

Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Basic Microsurgical Techniques Course, Loma Linda Ca, March 1-8, 1995

Kepic Implant Study Club
Regeneration with Decalcified Freeze-Dried Bone Allografts with membranes around Natural Teeth and Implants, James T. Mellonig, D.D.S San Bernardino Ca, January 21, 1995

The Orange County Symposium
Astra Dental Implant System, Lindhe, D.D.S., PhD
Los Angeles, Ca January 19, 1995

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Advanced Implant Study Group, Survival Analysis of HA Coated Implants
Jaime L. Lozada, D.D.S.,May 12, 1994

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Advanced Implant Study Group
Surgical Solutions to Prosthetic Problems of the Maxilla
Dennis Smiler, D.D.S., M.Sc. ,March 10, 1994

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Plastic Periodontal Surgery, Seong Yong Choi, D.D.S
Loma Linda, California, February 25, 1994

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Advanced Implant Study Group, Biomechanics and Implant Prosthesis Design
Robert Simon D.D.S, Loma Linda, California February 10, 1994

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Basic Implant Study Group, Management of Complications in Implant Dentistry
Oliver Hanisch, D.D.S, February 9, 1994

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Advanced Implant Study Group, Hard and Soft Tissue Regeneration for Implant Placement
Donald P. Callan, D.D.S, Loma Linda, California, January 13, 1994

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Advanced Implant Study Group – Bioengineering, Robert A. James, D.D.S., M.S
Loma Linda, California, November 18, 1993

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Advanced Implant Study Group – Principles of Aseptic Technique
Ellen O. Aguilar, RN, Loma Linda, California, October 14, 1993

Southern California Implant Study Club
Current topics in Dental Implantology including case presentations
Downey, California, September 1993

Lee Institute for Oral Bio-Esthetics and Function
Course A: Oral Bio-Esthetics and Function, San Bernardino, California, August 29,30,31, 1993

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Solving of Problems in the Clinical Use of Implants
Roland Meffert, D.D.S., Phillip J. Boyne, D.M.D., M.S
Loma Linda, California, February 17, 1993

Annenberg Center
Anatomic Abutments for Implant Restorations
Rancho Mirage, California, February 3, 1993

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
23d Annual Advanced Implant Study Club
Loma Linda, California, October 22, 1992 – May 13, 1993

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
23d Annual Basic Implant Study Club
Loma Linda, California, October 21, 1992 – May 12, 1993

American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics
Prosthodontic Advances in Implant Dentistry
Las Vegas, Nevada, September 18 – 20, 1992

International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Seventh Annual Symposium, Total Team Treatment
Dearborn, MI August 2-4, 1991

American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Dr. Norman Cranin, Maxi-Course in Implantology
Brooklyn, New York October 1990 – June 1991

Root Professional Building
Harris/Root Subperiosteal Training Program
Leawood, Kansas October 12-14, 1990

American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics
International Symposium of Prosthodontics & Implantology – Beyond Osseointegration
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania September 14-16, 1990

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Prosthodontic Tooth Preparation & Impression Making
Bronx, New York November 3, 1989

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Orange County Dental Society
American College of Dentists
Pierre Fauchard Academy
American Academy of Periodontology
California Society of Periodontists
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Academy of Osseointegration
International Congress of Oral Implantologists