Speakers

Here are some of our guest speakers for our Conference!

 
Clinical
 
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Dr. Ryan Reyes

Orthodontist

Dr. Ryan Reyes was born in Laredo, Texas. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin as a member of the prestigious Dean’s Scholars Honors Program. He enrolled at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and was awarded with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He later on received his Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics with also a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics.

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Dr. Bruce Chou

General Dentist

Dr Bruce, B.DSc, M.M, D.M.D, is a graduate of the Doctor of Dental Medicine program from UBC. Besides being a full-time general dentist and an owner of a successful dental practice, Dr Bruce founded FutureDMD with Dr.Tsai in 2018. Dr Bruce has combined his passion for travelling with his dental expertise by promoting oral health in less fortunate communities, by volunteering in dental outreach programs in Central America, South America and Africa.

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Dr. Alessandra Chacon

Orthodontist

Dr. Alessandra Chacon was born in Caracas, Venezuela and soon after moved to the Netherlands. She attended the American School of The Hague and moved back to Venezuela to pursue a career in dentistry. She graduated from the prestigious Universidad Santa Maria for dental school and decided to pursue orthodontics. She started her orthodontics preceptorship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and was admitted to a residency in 2013 and graduated with a Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and a Masters of Science in Orthodontics in 2016.

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Dr. Mike Tsai

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Co-founder of FutureDMD, Dr Mike, B. Sc, D.M.D is a graduate of the Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of British Columbia. In 2020, he completed his specialty training at the University of Washington to become an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon. Dr Mike currently practices in Seattle, Washington, and is responsible for over 10 dental clinics as the chief oral surgeon.

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Dr. Steven Barret

General Dentist

Dr. Steven Barrett earned his DDS from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and shortly after joined the U.S. Navy, where he served for three years. In 1991, he joined Greenberg Dental & Orthodontics, a private group practice now with over 80 locations in Florida. Currently the clinical director and a senior partner with the group, he practices restorative dentistry, organizes continuing education programs, lectures at dental schools, and provides one-on-one mentorships throughout the state

Clinical
Academia
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Priscilla Wu

Dental Student

Priscilla is currently a DS3 at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is a UTSA alumni.

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Michael Chen

Dental Student

Michael is a DDS candidate for the class of 2023 at Harvard University. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Zoha Anjum

Dental Student

Zoha Anjum (she/her) is a second-year Doctor of Dental Surgery student at the University of Toronto (Canada) and has completed a Master of Public Health from McMaster University. In addition to her graduate training in public health, Zoha also holds a graduate diploma in Water Without Borders from the United Nations University, Institute of Water, Environment & Health. Currently, Zoha works as an intern with the World Federation of Public Health Associations where she is supporting the development of special care dentistry curriculum as well as infant oral mutilation research. Zoha has many interests including mentorship; leadership; as well as professional development – which led her to cofound her community organization called Public Health Connect. 

Technology
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Dr. Joshua Austin

General Dentist

Dr. Joshua Austin is a native San Antonian. He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio for his undergraduate degree and then attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio dental school. Dr. Austin is a member of the prestigious Seattle Study Club, which is a network of dental study groups that are dedicated to comprehensive dental care. Dr. Austin is a published author and lectures nationally on restorative dentistry. He has a monthly column and weekly e-Newsletter in Dental Economics. He has also earned the Fellowship and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, obtaining a Master that less than 2% of general dentists in the US achieve.

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Mehran Tizhoush

Denturist

Mehran Tizhoush is Denturist who graduated from Oxford College in 2021 and is also a Biomedical Engineer. Currently, he  is working as a denture specialist at Nu smile denture clinic.

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Karine Cadieux

Dental Hygienist

Hi there, my name is Karine Cadieux; I am a French-Canadian born and raised in Ottawa. I am a registered dental hygienist and have been practising for over four years while completing my undergrad in biology at York University. During my studies, I joined the York University’s Pre-Dental Association as a Fundraising Coordinator, where I fulfilled my passion for volunteering and was the starting point of my involvement in community services. My deep interest in the arts, such as music, dancing, and drawing, set the foundation for my journey in pursuing another art form: Dentistry.