OUR INSTRUCTORS

 

 
David D. D'Alise, DDS

David D. D'Alise, DDS

David D. D'Alise, DDS

Dr. David D. D'Alise graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry, Chicago, Illinois in 1965 with graduate work in Dental Education and Hospital Dentistry.  Dr. D'Alise currently has an active practice specializing in dental implants and has been placing dental implants for over 40 years.  He is also the Chairman and Founder of OCO Biomedical, Inc. in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Dr. D'Alise has designed and patented dental attachment systems and the next generation Dual Stabilization® Dental Implant System designed with immediate loading capabilities. OCO Biomedical’s dental implant and attachment systems are distributed and sold in multiple markets throughout the world. He is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Charter Member and past President of the New Mexico Academy of General Dentistry. He presently holds fellowships in the International Congress of Implantology, the Academy of Implants and Transplants, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is an Honored Fellow in the AAID.


Ara Nazarian, DDS, DICOI

Ara Nazarian, DDS, DICOI

Ara Nazarian, DDS, DICOI - Chief Clinical Officer

As founder and Chief Clinical Officer of the Ascend Dental Academy, Dr. Nazarian maintains a private practice in Troy, Michigan with an emphasis on comprehensive and restorative care. After achieving his DDS degree from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry, Dr. Nazarian did an AEGD residency with the United States Navy. He is a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry and a Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). His interests are in computer guided dentistry, full mouth reconstruction and immediate load dental implants. His articles have been published in many of today’s popular dental publications. He has conducted lectures and hands-on workshops on aesthetic materials and dental implants throughout the United States, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. He can be reached at (248) 457-0500 or at www.aranazariandds.com


Ascend Dental Academy Faculty


Benjamin L. Nemec, DDS

Benjamin L. Nemec, DDS

Benjamin Nemec, DDS

Dr. Nemec was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin for his undergraduate studies. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio in 1998 and promptly moved back to Austin to begin his private practice career.  He has focused his dental practice around his unique patient communication and relationship growth systems, as well as the benefits of the most modern techniques and services available to his clients.  He has utilized CEREC since February, 2003, Galileos 3D CBCT since October, 2010 and Botox/Dermal Fillers since April, 2012.  Then he became a certified trainer for Patterson Dental and Dentsply Sirona in 2007.  As his career advanced, both in private practice and as a trainer/lecturer for these wonderful ‘patient-friendly’ systems, techniques and technologies, he's greatly enjoyed sharing his experiences with other dentists as well as helping them incorporate these advancements into their practices so that they develop the same passion and success for providing excellent dentistry that I he has received.

 
Hal Wilson, DDS, FICOI

Hal Wilson, DDS, FICOI

Hal Wilson, DDS, FICOI

Dr. Wilson was born and raised in a suburb of metro Atlanta.  He graduated from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia with a degree in biology.  Returning to Atlanta he attended dental school at Emory University, receiving his DDS in 1988.   Immediately following graduation and loyal to his Georgia roots, Dr. Wilson opened his private practice just miles from his hometown.  For the last 30 years he has maintained his private practice with an emphasis on comprehensive patient care under one roof. Dr. Wilson is a member of the American Dental Association, The Georgia Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI).  He has extensive training in aesthetic reconstruction from LVI and has trained with leaders in TMD therapy and guided implant dentistry.

 
Grant Pitt, DDS, FICOI

Grant Pitt, DDS, FICOI

Grant Pitt, DDS, FICOI

Dr. Pitt currently maintains a private dental practice in Edmond, Oklahoma.  He spent the first 10 years of his professional life as a Pharmacist, achieving his Doctor of Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University-College of Pharmacy.  After years of patient and professional interaction, Dr. Pitt elected to change careers to dentistry.  Dr. Pitt obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry then entered their Periodontal Program.  He did not finish his periodontal training due to health concerns and withdrew to practice general dentistry.  Dr. Pitt’s interest are in comprehensive and restorative dentistry.  He is a member of the ODA, ADA, AGD and is a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI).  Dr. Pitt has lectured to colleagues, students, and patients on dental implant placement and restoration throughout the  United States.  He can be reach at (405) 641-3747 or at his email gpitt@customdentalusa.com.  

 
Arthur (Tony) Tomaro, DDS

Arthur (Tony) Tomaro, DDS

Arthur (Tony) Tomaro, DDS

He graduated from The University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, where he also completed his Master of Science, and Bachelor of Science. He is also a graduate of the F. A.C.E. institute and a leader in complex gnathology and TMJ. Dr. Tomaro is previous Director of Clinics at Las Vegas Institute for Advance Dental Studies. Prior to his relocation to Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Tomaro enjoyed 26 years of private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He maintains a private practice limited to Anterior Esthetic, Complex Occlusion, and Full Mouth Reconstruction. Dr. Tomarois recognized as a leader in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. His knowledge of occlusion and esthetics has made him popular for other dentist to seek him for their own personal care. As a member of Catapult Education, Dr. Tomaroteaches hands on courses, as well as peer lectures to dentists nationally and internationally. His teaching focuses on techniques related to General Dentistry (Tooth Colored Fillings & Crowns), Full Mouth Reconstruction, Diagnosis, Business of Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, The Art of Smile Design, and Occlusal Procedures that are used in daily patient care. Dr. Tony Tomaro is a published author and a consultant for dental laboratories and manufacturers, and a current contributing author to national dental publications and dental laboratory publications on several topics.  He is affiliated with the following prestigious organizations: ADA - American Dental Association, MDA - Michigan Dental Association, NDA - Nevada Dental Association.

 
Kaveh Ghaboussi, DMD

Kaveh Ghaboussi, DMD

Kaveh Ghaboussi, DMD

Dr. Ghaboussi is one of the few dentists in the country who has been awarded with a Mastership in the American Dental Implant Association and a Diplomate from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation for his excellence and clinical abilities in sedation and implant dentistry. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Dental Organization For Conscious Sedation, Reconstructive Dentistry Institute, as well as the American Dental Implant Association. Not only does Dr. Ghaboussi enjoy learning from others, he has helped dentists from across the United States and internationally in implementing new procedures in their offices, such as: CAD/CAM, cosmetic dentistry, photography, and dental implants. He has been a featured speaker for many public groups and events on topics such as growth and development, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and oral health; he regularly attends and teaches seminars for colleagues. Dr. Ghaboussi has been featured on “The Doctors” panel some of the country’s largest health expositions and has also been interviewed for area newspapers, TV news programs, and magazines on numerous topics.