Our Educators

Global leaders in digital dentistry - our team of talented dentists, specialists and dental technicians from around the world will help you launch your digital dentistry journey and kick-start your learning.

Dr Hamid Al-Hassiny


New zealand

Dr. Hamid is an early adopter of CAD/CAM and has been using this technology for over fifteen years, completing thousands of restorations. He has advanced experience in all the latest CAD/CAM systems and uses them daily in his practice in many fields of dentistry, including cosmetic makeovers, full mouth rehab, and dental implantology. He has an infectious drive for mastering digital dentistry, helping teach his associates the many facets of CADCAM dentistry and its benefits.

Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny

BDS (hons)

New zealand

Dr. Ahmad Al-Hassiny is a global leader in digital dentistry and intraoral scanners, carrying out lectures as a KOL for many companies and industry. He is one of the few in the world who owns and has tested all mainstream scanners and CAD/CAM systems in his clinic. Dr. Ahmad is also the Director of The Institute of Digital Dentistry (iDD), a world-leading digital dentistry education provider with a mission to ensure dentists globally have easy and affordable access to the best digital dentistry training possible.

Marjorie Andrade



Marjorie is a exceptionally talented dental technician specializing in CAD design using exocad. During her career, she has worked for a high-end laboratory in Brazil focused on cosmetic cases. This is where she honed her skills and developed an eye for detail using CAD software. She has also worked as a freelance CAD designer, doing hundreds of units per month for clients around the world. Marjorie has developed an extensive online course for iDD focused on helping dentists and techs master exocad.

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Dr Michael Scherer


United States of America

Dr. Michael Scherer is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University, a Clinical Instructor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry. He is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, has published articles, books, and in-person and online courses related to implant dentistry, clinical prosthodontics, and digital technology with a special emphasis on full-arch reconstruction. 

Dr Paul Zhivago



Dr. Paul Zhivago received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry where he also completed his education as a Prosthodontist. He lectures nationally and internationally on the topic of Digital Dentistry. Currently, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry and teaches the digital dentistry course for the Post Graduate Prosthodontic Department. 

Chelsea Homire


United States of America

Chelsea is a certified dental assistant specializing in digital dentistry. With a decade of experience, she has honed her skills in digital dentistry. As an office lab technician, she focuses on in-house work using the SprintRay workflow. Chelsea has expertise in CEREC Primescan/Mill, iTero, FormLabs, and 3shape. Her goal is to bring a dental assistant's perspective to the world of digital dentistry, brightening patients' smiles both chairside and in the lab.

Dr Anthony Mennito


United States of America

Dr. Anthony "Tony" Mennito graduated from Temple Dental School in 2003. Over the past 10 years, while teaching
and practicing dentistry, he has patented a dental material, started a biotech company, published a multitude of clinical papers, and became an international speaker focusing on dental technology and materials. He is well-versed with digital systems made by 3Shape, Planmeca and Dentsply Sirona.

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Dr Casey Bennett


United States of America

Dr. Bennett currently leads a private practice based in Charleston, SC with a focus on using CAD/CAM to execute implant and aesthetic dentistry. He is also an attending faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina where he works with students in both the CAD/CAM and esthetic clinics. The recipient of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Award, Dr. Bennett is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina. 

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Dr Nitish Surathu

BDS, MDS Perio

New zealand

Dr Nitish is a former Associate Professor of Periodontics and is currently a general practitioner in Gisborne, New Zealand. Nitish has lectured on several platforms around the world, having presented in North America, Europe, Australasia and Africa. He is by examination, a credentialed Fellow and Diplomate of the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists) and an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Ralph Georg

CEO and Founder of SMILEFY

United States of America

Ralph completed his Master of Science and Creative Arts at the Middlesex University in London, UK. He dedicates his work developing and integrating technological solutions such as AI and Facial Analysis in novel smile design workflows to create unique solutions in the area of smile design, patient documentation analysis, digital patient and communication. Ralph lectures nationally and internationally on smile design workflows and procedures.

Anton Martin
Anton Martin

DTech, CEREC Specialist

New Zealand

Anton is a dental technician with over two decades of experience in digital dentistry. His previous roles include working for Ivoclar Vivadent as a Technical Specialist for 2 years and DentSply Sirona as the NZ CEREC Specialist for 7 years. When it comes to the CEREC, there are few people who know it as well as he does, having trained hundreds of dentists to utilize the system and workflow. He helps train our members on utilizing CEREC.

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Dr John Hagiliassis

BDSc, Grad Dip Aesth Orth


Dr John is a experienced clinician in clear aligner therapy and has treated over 4000 aligner cases to date. He is the founder of Aesthetic Orthodontic and Restorative Training Academy (AORTA) and runs the Australasian Clear Aligner Society. He is also a KOL for multiple aligner companies and is one of the most experienced Invisalign clinicians in Australasia. He offers a wealth of knowledge in the field of orthodontics and has been lecturing in the field for years.

Dr. August de Oliveira


United States of America

Dr. August de Oliveira is a highly accomplished dentist and a pioneer in the field. He graduated with honors from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1997 and furthered his training through a General Practice Residency. He is a renowned global lecturer on topics such as CAD/CAM, CBCT, dental implants, and 3D printing. He has made significant contributions to the field, including published works, advancements in CBCT Guided Surgery, software development for dental companies, and authoring three textbooks on dental implants and 3D printing.

Dr Michael Klein



Dr. Michael Klein, D.D.S. is an
accomplished dentist specialized
in oral implantology and prosthodontics.
He founded Implant Logic Systems,
pioneered computer-guided dental implant surgery and holds multiple patents for this technology. He currently serves as the Director of Advanced Implant Dentistry and Oral Restoration in the New York area and is the Chief Technology Officer at KeyStone Dental Group. Dr. Klein has authored several books and articles on implant dentistry and is a sought-after speaker nationally and internationally.

Eric D. Kukucka



Eric graduated from George Brown College of Applied Arts & Technology with Dean’s List Honours in 2010. He received his Diploma of Denturism. Dedicated to creating high-quality removable, fixed, and fixed-detachable implant prosthetic restorations. Eric is a leader in digital dentures. He is also the President and Owner of The Denture Center, a quickly growing network of denture clinics that currently comprises three facilities throughout Ontario. His main practice is in Windsor, Ontario.

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Richard Schumacher

DTECH, 3Shape


Richard is a dental technician with extensive experience in crown, bridge and implant prosthetics. During his 30 years career, he has worked with a number of CAD/CAM systems including CEREC, Procera and 3Shape software. For the previous 5 years he has worked in dental implant and biomaterial sales. In 2017, Richard joined 3Shape as the training and application specialist for 3Shape TRIOS, TRIOS Design Studio and 3Shape Implant Studio.

Mike Kharkrang

Dip Dent Tech, BSC 

New Zealand

Mike Kharkrang has been working with the dental community for over 20 years, 15 of those established with Precision Dental Lab. As a New Zealand trained and registered Dental Technician, Mike has a significant practical background in CAD/CAM dentistry. His special interests include evolving technologies, 3Shape software, applied materials, and team development. He lectures on 3Shape software and workflows using the Dental (Lab) System.

Houssam Sahwil

DTech, DDS Lab

United States of America

Houssam is the Technical Director of Implant and Digital Technology for the DDS Lab. He has worked with the largest DSOs across the United States and some of the most experienced dentists in the country. He helps train dental professionals about implantology, how to correctly take a digital impression and all-on-x restorations. Houssam is highly experienced in complex implant cases and CAD/CAM full arch restorations.

Dr Amr Ekram



Dr. Amr Ekram is an EDS consultant of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Egypt and a certified DHA Implantologist in Dubai, UAE. He is one of the pioneers of digital dentistry in the Middle East. His private practice include offices all around Egypt that focus on digital dentistry and implantology. Dr. Amr is involved in many courses about digital dentistry and he has participated as a speaker in many international conferences.

Dr Mohamed Abdel Moniem
Dr Mohamed Abdel Moniem



Mohamed is a Ph.D. researcher in fixed prosthodontics from Ain Shams University, Egypt. He is a lecturer in fixed prosthodontics and the owner of a private cosmetics dental center located in Cairo, Egypt. He is a certified digital smile designer and member of the digital dental society and a member of ICOI. He has international publications focusing on fixed prosthodontics like Future Dental Journal, science direct and has been lecturing at multiple dental conferences & events.

We are always looking to collaborate with global thought leaders in the digital space and provide our members with the best digital dentistry courses in the world.

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