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Daniele Cantarella, DDS, MS, PhD, Southern California Component
Dr. Daniele Cantarella is author of several publications and reviewer for International Orthodontic Journals, speaker at numerous Orthodontic Associations, member of Italian Society of Orthodontics (SIDO), WFO and E.H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, Component of Southern California. His areas of expertise are digital orthodontics, skeletal anchorage, biomechanics, dentofacial orthopedics.
Dr. Daniele Cantarella is Visiting Professor at the University of Milan and maintains a private practice in Orthodontics in his office located in the city of Treviso, Venice area, Italy.
James Chen, DDS, PhD, Northern California Component
Dr. Chen was born in Beijing and his family immigrated to the US when he was 5 years old. Dr. Chen is a long product of the University of California system. Dr. Chen graduated from UC Davis, and then went on to do his DDS/PhD at UCSF School of dentistry. He completed his orthodontic residency at UCSF, followed by one-year clinical research fellowship through the medical school at UCSF. He is currently a part-time assistant professor at the University of Pacific Department of Orthodontics and owns a private practice in Daly City, CA.
Andrea Font Rytzner, DDS, MS, Midwest Component
Born and raised in Palma de Mallorca, off the coast of Spain, and moving through Madrid (Spain) and Munich (Germany) for her dental degree, Dr. Font ended up at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio for her Orthodontic and Masters degree in 2014.
Dr. Font has been Board Certified since 2014 and is a member of the Midwest Angle Society. Involved in all national and local associations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, is a Board member of the Southwest Society of Orthodontists and serves as President of the Texas Association of Orthodontists. She is clinical assistant professor at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and visiting faculty at Case Western Reserve University.
She has recently relocated to Colorado, where she is continuing to work in private practice after almost 10 years in Texas.
Enrique Grageda DDS, MSD, Southern California Component
Dr. Enrique Grageda received his DDS degree at the Technological University of Mexico and studied Orthodontics and a Master´s in Craniofacial Molecular Biology at the University of Southern California. He is a Board certified orthodontist since 2012 and an Affiliate member of the Southern California component of the Angle Society of Orthodontist. He also has the dental license to practice Dentistry in California. He works in private practice in a multidisciplinary dental office in Medica Sur Hospital in Mexico City where he has been involved with different academic activities as well and has been an Associate Clinical Professor in the graduate program in Orthodontics at the National University of Mexico for almost 25 years.
Hera Kim-Berman, DDS., MMSc, East Component
Hera Kim-Berman is a Clinical Associate Professor, Graduate Orthodontic Program Director and the Robert W. Browne Endowed Professor of Dentistry in Orthodontics at the University of Michigan. She is an active member of the Craniofacial Team at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Michigan. She received her dental degree from Stony Brook, School of Dental Medicine and Orthodontic and Masters of Medical Science degrees from Harvard University. She is a Diplomate of The American Board of Orthodontics with 29 years of experience in private practice and dental education.
Dr. Kim-Berman’s clinical and research interest is in the treatment of cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies and emerging technologies to further dental education and patient care.
Dr. Divakar Karanth, North Atlantic Component
Dr. Divakar Karanth, Program Director of Graduate Orthodontics and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics. He is an American Board of Orthodontics Certified Orthodontist. Dr. Karanth completed his MS and Certificate in Orthodontics at the University of Kentucky. He is a Member of The North Atlantic Component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. Dr. Karanth is the current President of the Society of Educators, the American Association of Orthodontists. His research interests are in bone regeneration, the biology of tooth movement, and the application of artificial intelligence in orthodontics. Dr. Karanth has published articles extensively and is a reviewer for various journals. Dr. Karanth is involved in teaching orthodontic residents, pediatric dentistry residents, and Predoc students. He also runs successful orthodontic practice at UF Faculty Clinic.
Dr. Anthony Macari, East Component
Dr. Anthony Macari is an Associate Professor of Orthodontics at the Department of Dentofacial Medicine- American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon.
Dr. Macari earned his dental degree from Saint Joseph University- Beirut, and a Graduate Diploma in Oral Biology from the Lebanese University. He completed a postgraduate residency in Orthodontics at AUB. He holds an MS degree in Human Morphology from AUB’s Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Dimitrios Michelogiannakis, North Atlantic Component
Dr. Anthony Macari is an Associate Professor of Orthodontics at the Department of Dentofacial Medicine- American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon. Dr. Macari earned his dental degree from Saint Joseph University- Beirut, and a Graduate Diploma in Oral Biology from the Lebanese University. He completed a postgraduate residency in Orthodontics at AUB. He holds an MS degree in Human Morphology from AUB’s Faculty of Medicine.
Dr Richard I Ng, DMD MSD, Midwest Component
After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Dundee in Scotland, Dr. Ng graduated from dental school at the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in 1991. He went on to receive his specialty certificate in orthodontics and his Master’s of Dental Science in Orthodontics from Indiana University in 1993. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the Midwest Component of the Edward H. Angle Society.
Christopher Riolo, DDS, Northwest Component
Dr. Riolo received his DDS from the University of Michigan. He received his Specialty Certificate and MS in Orthodontics at the University of Detroit Mercy. He subsequently returned to the University of Michigan where he completed a PhD in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health. Dr Riolo currently has academic appointments at the University of Detroit Mercy and the University of Washington dental schools. He was the course director of the interdisciplinary seminar and interdisciplinary clinic segment for 7 years at the University of Washington. Dr Riolo is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the Angle Society. He maintains a completely digital private practice consisting of 95% adult patients; emphasizing the use of lingual appliances and in-house clear aligners to provide aesthetic orthodontic treatment options to this adult patient population. Dr. Riolo publishes and lectures on topics related to interdisciplinary adult orthodontics, lingual orthodontics, 3D printing and orthodontic digital workflow.
Tae-Woo KIM, DDS, MSD, PhD, Northwest Component
Tae-Woo KIM is Professor in Orthodontics, at Seoul National University (SNU), where he completed his orthodontic specialty training in 1986. After serving as a Korean army dentist for three years (Captain, 1986-1989), he started his academic carrier at the Dept. of Orthodontics, the SNU dental hospital, as a full-time clinical instructor in 1990. He was chairman of the SNU orthodontic department for six years (2003-9).
This year’s Keynote Lecture will be presented by Dr. James Vaden, Midwest Component. Topic: TBA