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CHAD C. DUPLANTIS, DDS

CHAD C. DUPLANTIS, DDS

Dr. Chad Duplantis is a graduate of the School of Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to serving as teaching faculty for the Dallas-based Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, he is a consultant for 3M™ ESPE™. Dr. Duplantis maintains a private practice in Fort Worth, Texas, and has volunteered with the Save a Smile program, which provides dental care to underprivileged children. Contact him at drduplantis@gmail.com.

SIAMAK ABAI, DDS, MMedSc

SIAMAK ABAI,  DDS, MMedSc

Dr. Siamak Abai is a graduate of Harvard University’s Advanced Graduate Education program in Prosthodontics with a master’s degree in oral biology and prosthodontics. He earned his DDS from Columbia University, followed by two years of residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Dr. Abai is director of clinical research and development for the Implant division of Glidewell Laboratories and the editor-in-chief of Chairside® magazine. Contact him at siamak.abai@glidewelldental.com.

DAVE CASPER, MBA

DAVE CASPER, MBA

David Casper is president of Prismatik Dentalcraft, Inc., the device and materials manufacturing arm of Glidewell Laboratories, as well as San Diego-based IOS Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Glidewell and manufacturer of the IOS FastDesign™ System. David has held various positions in sales, global marketing, and executive management for Nobel Biocare, GE and Danaher. He has an MBA from LaSalle University. Contact him at chairside@glidewelldental.com.

JUSTIN CHI, DDS, CDT

JUSTIN CHI,  DDS, CDT

Dr. Justin Chi joined Glidewell Laboratories as a clinical research associate in 2015 after graduating from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Dr. Chi’s previous education included receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in dental laboratory technology from the LSU School of Dentistry, and earning his CDT in crown & bridge in 2007. Contact him at chairside@glidewelldental.com.

ANAMARIA MURESAN, DMD, ME, CDT

ANAMARIA MURESAN,  DMD, ME, CDT

Dr. Anamaria Muresan is a graduate of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. Prior to receiving her DMD, Dr. Muresan spent 12 years as ceramic manager at Glidewell Laboratories. In July 2013, having earned her DMD and having completed a one-year continuum in implant dentistry, Dr. Muresan returned to Glidewell Laboratories to join the operatory team as director of clinical research. Contact her at chairside@glidewelldental.com.

NEIL PARK, DMD

NEIL PARK, DMD

Dr. Neil Park is director of clinical affairs for Glidewell Laboratories. He received his DMD from Temple University School of Dentistry and practiced general dentistry in Florida before moving on to an accomplished career in the dental implant industry. In January 2016, Dr. Park joined Glidewell Laboratories, where he oversees clinical research and development operations, and advises on dentist training and education programs. Contact him at chairside@glidewelldental.com.

GARY PRITCHARD, J.D.

GARY PRITCHARD, J.D.

Gary Pritchard received his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and went on to serve as general counsel for Clayton Homes, Inc. and Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. As a board-certified trial lawyer, Gary was a managing partner for Pritchard & Hanszen in Houston, Texas, and holds active law licenses in Texas, Arizona, Tennessee and California. Gary is currently one of the in-house labor counselors for Glidewell Laboratories. Contact him at garythelawyer@glidewelldental.com.

WILL SCHMIDT, RDA

WILL SCHMIDT, RDA

Will Schmidt brings more than 15 years of dental experience, including 13 as a registered dental assistant, to his role at Glidewell Laboratories. He has worked in multiple settings, from private practice to group practice to oral surgery in a hospital’s trauma center. Prior to the dental field, Will served as a U.S. Marine, experience that he credits for honing his fine appreciation for detail. He plans to start RDAEF2 courses this year. Contact him at chairside@glidewelldental.com.

DARRYL WITHROW

DARRYL WITHROW

Darryl Withrow graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in anthropology before joining Glidewell Laboratories in 1989. Darryl began his career in the Shipping and Receiving department before moving to the Accounting department, where he worked in accounts payable and as assistant to the controller. Today, he is the Vice President of Operations, serving as a key stakeholder in all aspects of Glidewell Laboratories. Contact him at chairside@glidewelldental.com.

Chairside Magazine: Volume 11, Issue 3

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