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Dr. Mia Geisinger is a professor of periodontology and the director of the advanced education program in periodontology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. She received her DDS degree from Columbia University. Dr. Geisinger is a member of the American Dental Association Science and Research Institute Board of Directors, a past chair of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, and is on the executive committee of the American Academy of Periodontology. She has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications.


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Dr. Nathaniel Lawson is the director of the division of Biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and the program director of the biomaterials residency program. He graduated from UAB School of Dentistry in 2011 and obtained his PhD in biomedical engineering in 2012. He has served as an investigator on more than 75 clinical and laboratory research grants, and published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and research abstracts. His research interests are the mechanical, optical, and biologic properties of dental materials and clinical evaluation of new dental materials. He serves on the American Dental Association Council of Scientific Affairs. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of dental materials. He also works as a general dentist in the UAB Faculty Practice.


Disclosures: 3M, Kuraray, Dentsply, DMG, GC America, Doxa, Vista Apex, Glidewell, Digital Dental, Pulpdent, Kerr, Microcopy Dental, Bisco, Clinician's Choice, Procter & Gamble

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Dr. Matthew Fien graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 2006. He then received his specialty training in periodontics from Nova Southeastern University and his diplomate status from the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry in 2009. He maintains a private practice in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with a special focus on hard and soft tissue regenerative and implant dentistry. Dr. Fien has been published in various well-respected dental journals and he is currently involved in a variety of ongoing clinical research projects. In 2017, Dr. Fien co-developed a series of hands-on guided bone regeneration and soft tissue management courses. He also enjoys lecturing at Nova Southeastern University and other post graduate dental programs throughout the US and abroad and serves as a key opinion leader and consultant for several industry leaders.


Disclosures: Snoasis Medical

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Dr. Israel Puterman, originally from Montreal, Canada, received his DMD from Boston University. He then attended Loma Linda University, where he received two residency certificates over five years: one in implant dentistry and one in periodontics, as well as a master of science degree. As part of his dual residency training, he obtained expertise in the surgical, prosthetic and laboratory phases of implant cases, and he has limited his private practice in the Washington, DC area to the surgical fields of implant dentistry, bone and soft tissue regeneration and periodontics. Dr. Puterman is a published author in various journals, He lectures nationally on topics related to implant esthetics, the surgical side of digital dentistry, ridge  augmentation, complex treatment planning, and the use of 3D microscopy in clinical practice. He has been honored as a Best of Washingtonian Periodontist since 2011. You can follow his work on Instagram under the account @implantsdc.


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