Dr. Christopher Balaban
Dr. Christopher Balaban is a practicing dentist in Boston, MA and serves as Clinical Director for Overjet – the industry leader in dental artificial intelligence. Dr. Balaban holds a master’s degree in Biomedical Science, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where he held a faculty position in the department of general dentistry at the rank of Clinical Instructor. He is a member of the national dental honors society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and was recently appointed to fellowship by the American College of Dentists.
His passion for both dentistry and technology came together when he joined a group of scientists from MIT 3 years ago, to help grow Overjet into a company that is helping to shape the future of dentistry through Artificial Intelligence for the next generation of dentists. Overjet has received FDA clearance for its Dental Assist Al product and has been named one of the top 100 Al startup companies worldwide in 2021.
Dr. Balaban has written several articles on artificial intelligence and its application to dentistry which have been published in Compendium, IDH, IDT and JADA. Dr. Balaban is a leading contributor to the ADP’s seminal whitepaper on Augmented Intelligence where he leads the authorship of the ‘Clinical Use of Dental Al’ section. He has lectured and shared his work with clinicians at both statewide and national dental meetings throughout 2020 and 2021. His work with cutting-edge dental Al and his team of machine learning scientists at Overjet provides him insight into the power of this technology that few others have visibility to at the moment and he is passionate about educating his college on the impact it will have for patients, providers and practices.
Dr. Jorge Bianchi Geisse DDS , MMSc
Dr. Jorge Bianchi Geisse received his dental degree at the University of Chile. He was awarded the Scholarship “President of the Republic of Chile” and was trained in Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) and earned a degree of Master of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology (MMSc) and a clinical certificate in Oral and Maxillo Facial Radiology in 2001. He was also a research fellow in Head and Neck imaging in Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) of Harvard Medical School. He wrote the dental imaging chapter in “HEAD AND NECK IMAGING BOOK SOM and CURTIN Mosby” and has written multiple articles in scientific related journals in radiology. Dr Bianchi was an assistant professor of the University of Chile and has lectured in more than 20 countries around the world in the specialty. Dr Bianchi currently is head of Radix Radiology Imaging in Chile.
Dr. Gagandeep Choudhary
Dr. Gagandeep Choudhary is an Assistant Professor in the department of radiology, serving divisions of Nuclear Medicine and Neuroradiology. He earned his medical degree and Radiology Residency from Government medical college, Patiala, India, and then pursued his fellowship training in Neuroradiology, Head & Neck Imaging, Nuclear Radiology, and PET-CT Imaging from the University of Arizona, Tucson. Prior to joining Oregon Health and Science University in July 2021, Dr. Choudhary served as faculty in the Department of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, for 4 years. Dr. Choudhary’s area of expertise is Molecular Imaging and Neuroradiology with a special interest in Head and Neck Oncology, Neuro-Oncology, and Neurodegenerative Diseases. He has authored multiple articles, abstracts, and educational exhibits in the field of Neuroradiology and Molecular Imaging and has delivered multiple talks at regional and national meetings.
Dr. Glenn T. Clark
Dr. Glenn T. Clark is a currently full Professor in the Division of Diagnostic Sciences at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and Associate Dean of Distance Education and Telehealth. He is Director of the Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine Center, Director of the Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine 3-year Master’s Degree. Dr. Clark is Co-Director of the 3 year Master’s Degree in Pain Medicine. Dr. Clark is Co-Director of the 1 year certificate in Orofacial Pain at Trinity College Dublin and a Visiting International Professor at Trinity. Dr. Clark’s academic career began at UCLA and he held various administrative posts including Director of the Clinical Research Center, Director of the Dental Research Institute and Associate Dean of Research. Dr. Clark began his research work focusing on both temporomandibular disorders and trigeminal motor function and dysfunction including bruxism, dystonia, and chronic myofascial pain disorders of the jaw system. In 1986 Dr. Clark’s expanded his research work to include studies on the diagnosis and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This work has involved him as Principal Investigator on several National Institute for Dental Research grants. Dr. Clark has written over 225 research articles, review papers, or chapters in textbooks. He has served as editor or co-editor of five books on Temporomandibular Problems and on Diagnostic and Surgical Arthroscopy. His most recent book is title Orofacial Pain: A guide to medications and management and is published by Wiley-Blackwell Inc. He has been granted membership as a Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain; he was voted alumnus of the Year of the UCLA School of Dentistry (1990). Dr. Clark was given the Pierre Robin Award for Academic Excellence (2001) by the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and in 2004 he was awarded honorary fellowship in the American Academy of Oral Medicine. In 2005 he was given a lifetime achievement award by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Finally, he was given the USC Mentoring Award by the University Provost in 2018.
Dr. Laurence Gaalaas
Dr. Laurence Gaalaas received his dental degree from the University of Minnesota and completed specialty training and a Master of Science degree in oral and maxillofacial radiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a researcher and inventor, his expertise includes clinical applications of cone beam computed tomography, caries detection and diagnosis, and development of novel imaging techniques specific to dentistry such as low dose 3D intraoral radiography and dental MRI. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, a member of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and has ongoing teaching responsibilities plus an active radiology practice through the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Bronwyn Hamilton
Dr. Bronwyn Hamilton obtained her MD degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California in 1996. She completed her Diagnostic Radiology residency in 2001 and 2-year neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Utah in 2003. She first joined the faculty at Oregon Health & Science University in 2003, where she continues to work today as a Professor of Radiology, with a focus on Head & Neck Imaging as a subspecialty area of expertise.
Dr. Mohammed Husain
Dr. Mohammed Husain is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He has recently become program director of the UCLA Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology residency program. He is a recipient of the AAOMR-XDR research grant to investigate the structure and function of the transcortical canal network in the jaws.
Dr. James Lewis
Dr. James (Jim) Lewis is a native of north Alabama and earned his dental degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry in 1985. He maintained a general dentistry practice in Madison, Alabama from 1986 – 2017; and, currently is a forensic dental educator and consultant. Dr. Lewis completed the Fellowship in Forensic Odontology from the Center for Education and Research in Forensics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2001. As a forensic dentist, he assisted in victim identification in New York following the World Trade Center attack; and since 2003, has served as consultant to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences (ADFS) and volunteer to the Alabama Office of Emergency Preparedness in relation to its mass disaster response group. In 2017, he became a dental consultant to the Knox County Regional Forensic Center in Tennessee and the Director of Forensic Dentistry in the Division of Forensics at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville where he administrated a Fellowship and Master of Science programs in Forensic Dentistry. Currently, Dr. Lewis is an associate professor and Director of Forensic Dentistry at the Institute of Human Identification & Forensic Science located at the Lincoln Memorial University, College of Dental Medicine in Knoxville; and, serves as the forensic dental consultant to the National Forensic Academy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Dr. Lewis is a Fellow of the Odontology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS); Member of the American Society of forensic Odontology (ASFO) where he served as President in 2012; and, Board Certified by the American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO). As a Diplomate of the ABFO, he has served as Chair of the Dental Age Assessment Committee; member of the Bitemark & Patterned Injury Committee, Board of Directors, and Certification & Examination Committee; and, in 2020 served as ABFO President. He recently completed a six-year appoint to the Odontology Subcommittee of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Lewis has authored several forensic peer reviewed articles, text book chapters, and co-edited the textbook, Forensic Dentistry: Principles and Practice.
Dr. Sanjay M. Mallya
Sanjay M. Mallya, BDS, MDS, PhD is Professor and Chair of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He obtained his dental training and a Master’s Degree in Oral Medicine and Radiology from the Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai; a specialty residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine; and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Connecticut. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Mallya has authored numerous scientific manuscripts and book chapters for major text books in Oral Radiology, Periodontology, Endodontology and Implantology. He is the co-editor of White and Pharoah’s Oral Radiology, the premier textbook in oral radiology worldwide. Dr. Mallya is active in organized dentistry. He is Past-President of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, serves on the board for the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, is the current CODA Commissioner for Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and serves on several ADA Workgroups developing standards for imaging quality.
Dr. Anthony Mecham
Dr. Anthony Mecham is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist and Associate Professor at Roseman University College of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, UT. Prior to coming to Roseman, Dr. Mecham was the Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. In addition to his duties as an academic educator, he conducts continuing education courses involving Oral Radiology for dental professionals and runs a private Oral Radiology practice. Tony completed his DMD education at Boston University in 2009. He served as a dental officer with the US Air Force for four years, completing an AEGD residency the first year. Following his Air Force commitment, he completed Oral Radiology residency training at the University of Washington. He completed the Institute for Teaching and Learning program with the Academy for Academic Leadership in 2017 and the ADEA Emerging Leaders Program in 2019. He has a busy and fulfilling home life with a wife and 5 children.
Dr. Kristine Mosier
Dr. Kristine Mosier is Professor with tenure of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Biomedical Engineering at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Chief, Head and Neck Imaging. Dr. Mosier’s clinical practice is devoted to head and neck imaging and image guided procedures covering 22 hospitals. Her research is focused on functional MR imaging sustaining over $3 million in research funding. In particular, she is a pioneer in the application of functional MR imaging to the head and neck. She is an author or coauthor on numerous publications and textbook chapters on head and neck imaging. Dr. Mosier is internationally recognized lecturer in head and neck radiology, and member of multiple Radiology, Neuroradiology and Head and Neck Societies with yearly invited lectures and committee service. She is the Vice-President of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology. She is the recipient of several research and teaching awards, including the Indiana University Trustee’s Teaching Award. Dr. Mosier is additionally the Fellowship Director of the Head and Neck Imaging/Head and Neck Oncological Imaging fellowship in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences.
Dr. Joshua Nickerson
Dr. Joshua Nickerson is an associate professor of radiology and division chief of neuroradiology at OHSU in Portland Oregon. He attended Loma Linda University school of medicine where he also completed an internship in internal medicine prior to a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Vermont. He received his subspecialty neuroradiology training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has served as a residency program director and vice chair of education and currently serves as the editor in chief of Neurographics, the educational journal of the American Society of Neuroradiology. He is an active member of a number of professional societies and serves as an item writer for the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. George R. Shepley
A general dentist in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. George R. Shepley is the president-elect of the American Dental Association. Dr. Shepley served as Fourth District Trustee of the American Dental Association prior to being elected as president-elect. Dr. Shepley served as an alternate or delegate to the ADA House of Delegates from 2006 to 2017. Dr. Shepley has served as chair of the ADA Council on Communications, the chair of the Budget and Finance Committee and the chair of the Committee on Annual Meetings. He also served two terms on the State Public Affairs Oversight Committee. He has been a Board liaison to the Council on Members Insurance, the American Student Dental Association (ASDA), the Council on Government Affairs and the American Dental Political Action Committee (ADPAC). Dr. Shepley is a past president of the Maryland State Dental Association and has received their Distinguished Service Award. He also has served as president of the Baltimore City Dental Society and the Maryland Academy of General Dentistry. He completed a six-year tenure as a trustee for the Academy of General Dentistry, where he also served as chair of the Dental Education Council and division coordinator of the Dental Education Division. Dr. Shepley has received fellowship in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He has achieved Fellowship and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry and was awarded their Life-Long Learning and Service Recognition. He was a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry as a lecturer in Dental Ethics from 2009 to 2012. He also has participated in Maryland Missions of Mercy and has been an active participant in the Donated Dental Service Program since 1990. Dr. Shepley graduated from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry and has practiced in Baltimore, MD, where he lives with his wife Ellen. Dr. Shepley and Ellen have three children and two grandchildren.