Dr. Sameer Puri is the Vice President of CDOCS, an organization that is dedicated to the advancement of digital dentistry including CEREC, Cone Beam, Implants, Endodontics and Orthodontics. Having been a clinician and educator for well over 2 decades, Dr. Puri splits his time between providing mentorship to his team of world class trainers and managing things behind the scenes at CDOCS.
Dr. Darin O'Bryan graduated in 1997 from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and he then practiced in Minneapolis for 7 years in a large group practice before moving to the coast of Oregon. Dr. O'Bryan currently resides in Coos Bay/North Bend where he has a private focusing on implant and digital dentistry.
In addition to being a Resident Faculty member with CDOCS, he is also a basic and advanced trainer for Patterson, a Beta tester for Dentsply Sirona and product tester for dental manufacturers. He is an internationally published author on digital and CAD/CAM dentistry and has mentored hundreds of dentists on how to integrate technology into their office. Dr. O'Bryan holds affiliations with the American Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Shah maintains two active orthodontic practices in Princeton Junction, NJ and Lawrenceville, PA (Center for Orthodontic Excellence) and was previously serving as a Clinical Associate in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania for nine years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and member of the AAO, ADA, American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association, and SCADA among other notable professional organizations.
Dr. Shah's research interests primarily include the biological sensitivity of the TMJ. He has conducted novel research on Type III collagen-deficient mice looking at their skeletal development and maintenance, including effects on the TMJ. Additionally, he has received several research awards, most notably the 2004 Vernon J. Brightman Research Society Award from the University of Pennsylvania, the 2004 ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Award, the 2006 Quintessence Award for Research Achievement from the University of Pennsylvania, the 2006 Drabkin Memorial Prize for Research in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, the 2009 Musculoskeletal Disorders Annual Scientific Symposium Poster Award from the University of Pennsylvania, the 2010 Charley Schultz Resident Scholars Award from the American Association of Orthodontists, and the 2010 William S. Kress Award from the Mid-Atlantic Society of Orthodontists.
Dr. Shah also maintains a keen interest in the digital workflow, which includes digital scanners and aligner therapy. He has comprehensively evaluated the Primescan and SureSmile Ortho products and services with an intention of improving the user experience while also bringing together current-day CBCT diagnosis to today’s aligner treatment. Dr. Shah looks to change the orthodontic practice experience while maximizing the patient treatment outcomes. His passion for research, clinical orthodontics, excellence in patient care, and commitment to education has made him a solicited lecturer at a national and international level.
Dr. Diwakar Kinra grew up in Flint, Michigan and received his dental degree from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, in 1999. At that time, he proceeded into private practice for the next 3 years. In 2002, he returned to obtain his masters degree in endodontics at the University of Detroit-Mercy, School of Dentistry. In 2004, after the completion of his postgraduate degree, he immediately returned home to begin his solo private practice limited to endodontics in Flint, Michigan.
Dr. Kinra has spoken on clinical endodontics and practice management since 2005. He has spoken at over 20 universities domestically and internationally. In 2008 Dr. Kinra also accepted a dual position as an adjunct professor at The University of Detroit-Mercy endodontic and periodontic departments. In his spare time Dr. Kinra is very active spending time with his son and triplet daughters. He also enjoys playing tennis, water sports, snowboarding, and anything outdoors. He owes much of his success to his wife of twelve years, Disha Kinra.
Dr. Boltchi received his dental degree from the Medical University of Hannover in Germany and a certificate in periodontics associated with a Master of Science degree in oral biology from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. He is a clinical assistant professor in the graduate periodontics program at Baylor College of Dentistry, and also maintains a full-time private practice in periodontics and dental implants in Arlington. He has achieved board certification status with the American Board of Periodontology and is a fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).
Dr. Meena Barsoum was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and went on to complete his undergraduate degree at Kent State University. He continued on to earn his Masters of Science in Anatomy and Doctor of Dental Medicine Degrees from Case Western Reserve University, also in Cleveland.
Dr. Barsoum was a very active member of his dental school, holding multiple leadership positions and earning numerous accolades and strongly believes in the importance of continuing education. He and his team complete numerous hours each year so they can always be knowledgeable of the newest and best techniques and technologies.