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RELLA CHRISTENSEN, RDH, Ph.D.

RELLA CHRISTENSEN, RDH, Ph.D.

Dr. Rella Christensen cofounded the nonprofit Clinical Research Associates (later known as the Clinicians Report Foundation) in 1976, and served as its director for 27 years. Currently, Dr. Christensen is the team leader of Technologies in Restoratives and Caries (TRAC) Research, a nonprofit institute devoted to long-term clinical studies on restorative materials and oral microbiology. She has also authored many published scientific studies and articles. Contact her at 801-655-4243 or rella@tracresearch.org.

TIMOTHY F. KOSINSKI, DDS, MAGD

TIMOTHY F. KOSINSKI,  DDS, MAGD

Dr. Timothy Kosinski graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and received a Master of Science degree in biochemistry from Wayne State University School of Medicine. In addition to serving on the editorial review board of numerous dental journals, Dr. Kosinski has published over 180 articles and contributed to textbooks on the surgical and prosthetic phases of implant dentistry. Contact him at 248-646-8651, drkosin@aol.com or smilecreator.net.

RANDOLPH R. RESNIK, DMD, MDS

RANDOLPH R. RESNIK, DMD, MDS

Dr. Randolph Resnik graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and has earned specialty certificates in prosthodontics and oral implantology, as well as a Master of Dental Science. He has been chief of staff and surgical director of the Misch International Implant Institute for over 15 years. Dr. Resnik lectures domestically and internationally, and has a practice in Pittsburgh limited to oral implantology. Contact him at chairside@glidewelldental.com.

PERRY E. JONES, DDS, MAGD

PERRY E. JONES, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Perry Jones received his DDS from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, where he has held adjunct faculty positions since 1976. He maintains a private practice in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Jones has been a member of Align’s speaker team since 2002, has published numerious articles on digital dentistry, and recently founded Mobile Imaging Solutions (scans4you.com). Dr. Jones belongs to numerous dental associations and is a master of the AGD. Contact him at chairside@glidewelldental.com.

PARESH B. PATEL, DDS

PARESH B. PATEL, DDS

Dr. Paresh Patel is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and the Medical College of Georgia/AAID MaxiCourse. A clinical instructor who has placed more than 5,000 implants, Dr. Patel has published numerous articles in leading dental journals, is a diplomate of the ICOI and has worked extensively as a lecturer and clinical consultant on dental implants and prosthetics. Contact him at pareshpateldds2@gmail.com or implantsbyparesh.com.

CHARLES SCHLESINGER, DDS

CHARLES SCHLESINGER, DDS

Dr. Charles Schlesinger graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1996. In addition to providing comprehensive implant care in multiple offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dr. Schlesinger is a dental implant educator and consultant who has been lecturing internationally for the past 10 years. A fellow of the ICOI, Dr. Schlesinger is founder of the CD Schlesinger Group. Contact him at chuck@thecdschlesingergroup.com or thecdschlesingergroup.com.

CARRIE WEBBER

CARRIE WEBBER

Carrie Webber is chief communications officer and co-owner of Jameson Management, Inc., a dental management, marketing and hygiene coaching firm. Carrie creates customer service and business development opportunities as well as marketing initiatives and social media strategies to effectively communicate the Jameson message to the dental profession. She contributes to several publications and is a frequent speaker at dental meetings nationwide. Contact her at 877-369-5558 or jamesonmanagement.com.

JIM GLIDEWELL, CDT

JIM GLIDEWELL, CDT

Jim Glidewell, CDT, is the founder and CEO of Glidewell Dental, a multifaceted technology company among those at the forefront of the oral health industry. Employing a diverse team of specialists and support personnel, Jim continues his lifelong dream of advancing the materials and techniques available to dentists and laboratories, enhancing knowledge through free education platforms, and increasing patient access to premium dental services. Contact him at chairside@glidewelldental.com.

NEIL PARK, DMD

NEIL PARK, DMD

Dr. Neil Park is vice president of clinical affairs for Glidewell Dental. 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, developing continuing education programs and implementing a predoctoral implant curriculum in universities throughout North America. In January 2016, Dr. Park joined Glidewell Dental, where he oversees clinical research as well as training and education programs for implant and restorative solutions. Contact him at chairside@glidewelldental.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 degree from Columbia University, followed by two years of residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Dr. Abai is director of clinical research & development for the Implant division of Glidewell Dental and the clinical editor of Chairside® magazine. Contact him at siamak.abai@glidewelldental.com.

JUSTIN CHI, DDS, CDT

JUSTIN CHI, DDS, CDT

Dr. Justin Chi joined Glidewell Dental 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.

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 Dental. 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.

SHREYA SHAH, BDS, M.S.

SHREYA SHAH, BDS, M.S.

Dr. Shreya Shah graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya University in India. She went on to earn a master’s degree in dental biomaterials from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2011. Dr. Shah is an R&D research associate for Glidewell Dental, where she writes literature reviews for a variety of dental materials and implant products, and devises protocols for clinical and laboratory studies. Contact her at chairside@glidewelldental.com.

Chairside Magazine: Volume 12, Issue 1

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