ADI honors the following key members of our community who are committed supporters of ADI’s higher education and training. All members of the ADI community are world renown trainers, KOLs and leaders who represent the highest standards in dental education with a track record of excellence.
All members of the International ADI faculty and leadership community are vetted with respect to credentials, expertise and ongoing active contributions within their respective fields.
Dr. Mario Groisman was graduated at University of State of Rio de Janeiro in 1981. A year later he began his specialist training in Periodontology at the same University. In 1984 he moved to Sweden to be involved in the Master of Dental Science program at Lund University, Malmo. In 1988 he returned to Rio de Janeiro and start his clinical work with osseointegrated implants In 1993 he was appointed Professor and head of Periodontology Department at Nova Iguaçu University. In 1990 he became one of the first recognized brazilian specialists in Oral Implantology. Dr. Groisman structured Oral Implantology specialist programs in 5 different universities and was also involved as professor on the master degree of Oral Implantology at UNIGRANRIO University. He worked as Dean of Estácio de Sá Dental School, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He works as professor of the post graduation course in Oral Implantology at São Leopoldo Mandic University and is the former president of the Brazilian Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Groisman published more than 95 scientific papers and has been lecturing in more than 750 courses and conferences in Brazil and abroad.
Marcelo Calamita graduated in 1988 from the University of Sao Paulo, where he also obtained his certificate, MS, and PhD in prosthodontics. He is Visiting professor in the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences at the University of Florida and worked as Associate Professor of Prosthodontics at University Braz Cubas and University of Guarulhos in Sao Paulo. Marcelo Calamita is the former president of the Brazilian Society of Esthetic Dentistry and the Brazilian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He was editor-in-chief of the Dental Press Brazilian Journal of Esthetics and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, besides International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, Brazilian editions. In addition, he has lectured nationally and internationally, written numerous scientific publications and the book Esthetics in Function on treatment planning and occlusion. He also maintains a private practice in Sao Paulo focusing on comprehensive restorative and esthetic dentistry.
Graduated by Universidade Paulista – UNIP Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Traumatology Post graduated in Implantology and Periodontal and Peri-implant Plastic Surgery International fellowship on Implants and Periodontal Surgery – Antwerp, Belgium with Eric Van Doore
– Graduated in Dentistry from Paulista University – UNIP
– Specialization in Restorative Dentistry at the Araraquara School of Dentistry, São Paulo State University – UNESP
– Specialization in Implantology, SENAC University, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
– Master’s and Doctorate in Restorative Dentistry at the Araraquara School of Dentistry, University of the State of São Paulo – UNESP
– Professor: Advanced Program in Implantology and Restorative Dentistry at Instituto Implante Perio, São Paulo, Brazil.
– Private practice with an emphasis on Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry.
– More than 60 articles and book chapters and books published in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
– Visiting Professor of Advanced Adhesive and Operative Dentistry
– Division of Restorative Sciences
– University of Southern California
– Specialist in Restorative Dentistry
– Master in Restorative Dentistry
– Member Plata of Styleitaliano
– Ottoboni Design Clinic in Blumenau SC
Jedediah V. Huss received his doctorate in dental surgery from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. He currently holds the status of Diplomate with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Dr. Huss has published multiple articles related to dental implants. Dr. Huss is a KOL for multiple companies, and member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and Academy of General Dentistry. He also has won many awards, such as Top Instructor for Implants in 2020 and 2021, International Congress of Oral Implantologists Diplomate in 2018, and International Congress of Oral Implantologists Fellow & Master in 2015.
Frank-Charles Pope and Larry Stites are considered two of the industry’s most innovative dental technology leaders who are now redefining dental learning and case management with augmented reality. They are frequently referred to as “TFoD” or “The Future of Dentistry”. They have been at the forefront of AOX and digital dentistry since 1998 and are the original inventors and continued trainers of the ImplantBox which was acquired by BioHorizons to become TeethXpress/CaseXpress. They are the founders and creators of FI3LD which is going to shake up dentistry with innovation and ease, utilizing technology for the betterment of humanity by simplifying AOX conversions and final restorations. They offer unique and proven digital workflow solutions that streamline the process, allowing dentists to predictably carry out more All-On-X cases, dentures, implants, cosmetic cases, guided cases and orthodontic diagnosis with considerable simplicity while differentiating themselves from their competition. Frank-Charles and Larry own Allure Dental Studio and are known throughout dentistry for helping dentists increase their productivity and predictability in significant and simple ways.
Full arch and full mouth implant specialist, kois graduate, practice owner, lab owner, dental educator, mentor, speaker, industry influencer, key opinion leader
Dr. Peyman “PeyRay” Raissi is a dentist from the USA who specializes in oral implantology and full-arch/full-mouth reconstructions. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. In addition, he studied at the Middle Tennessee State University and completed the New York University Stony Brook Implant Residency Program. Today, he works as the sole private practitioner in Nashville, Tennessee, where he leads his dental practice “My New Smile.”
Dr. Peyray has been a featured guest in several dental podcasts over the years and even hosted one with fellow Nashville dentist, Dr. Sully Sullivan (The Millennial Dentist) for a few years. The duo decided one day to get together, have a few beers and record a podcast, not knowing a direction or who would even listen. Almost 100 episodes later, the two have interviewed some of the biggest names in dentistry and amassed thousands of subscribers. Topics of the podcast range from owning a practice, to digital workflow and everywhere in between – the Millennial Dentist way.
Dr. Peyray and four of his friends came together with the idea of connecting all of their Instagram peers in one place – thus, the Dental Influencers Alliance (DIA) conference was born in 2018. The first annual conference was held in Los Angeles, California in December 2018 and was attended by more than 300 people who fell in love with the conference – raving that it had “broken the mold” of traditional dental conferences. The success paved the way for DIA 2.0 and 3.0 which each gathered 500+ dental professionals.
Dr. Sean is the founder of 4M Institute and is both a pioneer and a leading expert specializing in dental implant solutions. Dr. Sean owns and operates several practices and opened 4M Institute to offer a much needed dental training institute, dedicated to teaching dentists not only clinical and lab training, but also marketing, sales, and leadership.
With extensive hands-on training of his own, Dr. Sean understands the power of post-graduate training to take a practice to the next level. He created the state-of-the-art facility with the most advanced technology and top-of-the-line equipment to ensure students have the most cutting edge tools at their fingertips.
Dr. Sean is a master at vetting out potential patients in a fast growing massive market, and is able to seamlessly transfer that knowledge to dentists in his courses helping them to acquire the skills necessary to complete $20,000 – $50,000 cases. In addition to training at 4M Institute, Dr. Sean lectures around the globe and is currently working on a development deal for a reality based TV show with an established LA based entertainment company. 4M Institute’s World Headquarters is home to the Institute as well as one of Dr. Sean’s leading dental implant practices, 4M Dental Implant Center.
Dr. Sean has been featured on The Doctors, Howard Farran’s Dentistry Uncensored and will release his first book in 2023.
Dr. Len Tau thrives on helping practices maximize their online reputation, marketing, and social media strategies. With 4.9 stars from over 1,600 reviews for his own dental practice, he teaches proven strategies he uses firsthand to grow his practice.
As a speaker, Len is known for his lively and engaging presentations packed with ready-to-use strategies. He regularly travels the country sharing his marketing brilliance and passion for practice growth with audiences. As a consultant, he offers practice leaders with real-world solutions tailored to fit their specific challenges and opportunities. Len loves to help doctors and their teams understand and implement successful online systems to build their practice. He currently serves as general manager of the dental for Birdeye reputation marketing software.
On the raving patients podcast, Dr. Len Tau offers creative strategies and real world tactics on growing a dental practice. He has taken the tools that he has learned over the 23 years as a practicing dentist and shares them along with his guests’ tips with his audience. Topics discussed range from online reputation marketing, social media, and case acceptance to how to increase production and collections. His weekly podcast is a “must” listen for anyone looking to grow their practice. Listeners learn not only how to revitalize their practice’s online reputation but also how to increase their visibility and credibility on google.
Julieanne O’Connor helps high-achieving Dentists and CEOs to leverage their influence because they are often overworked and overwhelmed. Having helped countless professionals to out-pace their competition using strategic planning, influence, and leadership training combined with burnout prevention strategies, O’Connor offers her dental industry secrets for sustainable success on stages internationally.
O’Connor is an “Influence Coach” and an award-winning Author, Actor, TEDx Speaker, and Strategist who has been named “Best New Author” by Amazon. Star of Super Bowl commercial Pug Attack. O’Connor has been featured on Adweek, Adage, WSJ, CNN, USA Today, to name a few.
O’Connor is the author of Spelling It Out for Your Career, Spelling It Out for Your Man, co-author of Raving Referrals for Dentists (2023 New Release) and is a contributing author for There’s No Standing Still, How to Grow a Profitable Dental Practice (coming soon).
Faculty 4M Institute
Faculty American Dental Institute
Founder Nano-Podcast Alliance for Dentists
Director ZLinked Marketing & Advertising for Dentists
CEO Animal Impulse, Ltd.
Founder, SIO Dream Fund
Member: National Speakers Association – Professional Member
Member: Executive Speakers Bureau
Certified Strategic Intervention and Quality of Life Coach
Certified Corporate Trainer