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TARUN AGARWAL, DDS, PA

TARUN AGARWAL, DDS, PA

Dr. Tarun Agarwal is a 1999 graduate of the University of Missouri, Kansas City, who has built a successful general dentistry practice in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a respected speaker, author and opinion leader, he seeks to change the way general dentists practice. To learn more about Dr. Agarwal’s hands-on workshops, visit 3d-dentists.com or email him directly at dra@raleighdentalarts.com.

PAGE BARDEN, DDS

PAGE BARDEN, DDS

Dr. Page Barden is a periodontist who maintains a general dental practice in Cumming, Georgia, and is an American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) implant faculty member. He earned his dental degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and a degree in periodontics from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Barden has lectured throughout the United States and South America. Contact him at pagebarden@gmail.com.

GORDON J. CHRISTENSEN, DDS, MSD, Ph.D.

GORDON J. CHRISTENSEN, DDS, MSD, Ph.D.

Dr. Gordon Christensen is a practicing prosthodontist in Provo, Utah. He is director of Practical Clinical Courses and CEO of Clinicians Report. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics; Fellow and Diplomate of the ICOI; and a distinguished member of numerous professional organizations. Dr. Christensen and his wife Rella are cofounders of the nonprofit Gordon J. Christensen Clinicians Report® (formerly CRA Newsletter). Contact him at 801-226-6569 or info@pccdental.com.

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™ Oral Care. 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.

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 vice president 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.

JOE HATTOUNI, CDT

JOE HATTOUNI, CDT

Joe Hattouni received his degree in dental technology in 1991 from Riverside Community College in California. During this time, he began working at Glidewell Laboratories. He has held numerous positions in the company’s Fixed department, starting as a ceramist, moving to quality control and, in 2015, being promoted to the general manager position. Joe has more than 27 years of experience as a ceramist and holds a CDT certification. Contact him at joe.hattouni@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. Contact him at chairside@glidewelldental.com.

DAVE MORALES, CDT

DAVE MORALES, CDT

After serving in the U.S. Navy, Dave Morales graduated in 1981 from Northwest School of Dental Technology in Chicago. He worked in several laboratories in all phases of denture fabrication and garnered 12 years of in-house and chairside experience while also becoming PTC Certified and Valplast® Certified. He joined Glidewell Laboratories in 1995 and, in 2007, became general manager of the Dentures, Valplast and Thermoforming department. 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.

NHUNG TRUONG

NHUNG TRUONG

Nhung Truong worked as a drafter while attending school, completing her degree in architecture in 2002. She moved to the U.S. from Vietnam in 2009 and began her career at Glidewell Laboratories three years later in the Removables department. With 16 years of experience working with 2-D and 3-D CAD software, Nhung was chosen to work on research and development for CAD/CAM Dentures. Nhung was promoted to CAD supervisor in 2014. Contact her at chairside@glidewelldental.com.

DUY LAM

DUY LAM

Duy Lam started with Glidewell Laboratories as a fixed wax and metal finisher technician in 2013 and, within eight months, was promoted to a management position in the Fixed department. Today, he oversees a variety of technicians, including CAD/CAM mill operators, margin sealers and quality control specialists within the Fixed department. Contact him at chairside@glidewelldental.com.

Chairside Magazine: Volume 11, Issue 4

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