Massad Center for Higher Learning is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2018. Provider ID 211277

Dr. Joseph Massad

Joseph Massad, DDS is an internationally renowned clinician in the field of prosthodontics. He has lectured literally around the world. Named one of the top clinicians in CE for 2000-2009 by Dentistry Today, and recipient of the 2006 Chicago Dental Society "Gordon J. Christensen Recognition Lecturer Award." Massad regularly lectures at meetings of dental organizations such as the American Prosthodontic Society, the American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Federation Dentaire International, and the Portuguese Dental Association.

A graduate of the Loyola University School of Dentistry, Massad has published scientific articles in publications such as the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Compendium of Continuing Dental Education, Dentistry Today, Dental Economics, The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and others.

Massad served as Director of Removable Prosthodontics at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Arizona from 2006 - 2009 and from 1992-2003 as associate professor at the Pankey Institute in Florida and holds faculty positions at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, the University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio, and the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Massad is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and Regent of the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics.

By Laura Bruck
Joe Massad: The Man through the Eyes of his Peers Laura Bruck

Accessing professional credentials is, today, as easy as a click of the mouse. An online search for "Joseph Massad, DDS" will put at your fingertips a lengthy list of titles, affiliations, faculty and professional society positions, honors and awards. You'll undoubtedly find his name beside the likes of prosthodontics masters Shipmon, Frush and Rudd, and will likely see this general dentist referred to as an internationally renowned expert in the field of removable prosthodontics, the key opinion leader in the area of complete dentures and a tireless advocate for his patients and his profession. There is, however, only so much to be gleaned from lists of credentials and accomplishments - no matter how lengthy or impressive. As a writer and reporter accustomed to "digging deep," I turned to the colleagues and associates of this man I had not yet met, hoping to scratch below the surface. Not surprisingly, it was the words of his peers that truly conveyed the essence of Joe Massad - words such as "visionary," "innovator," "world-class educator," "skilled clinician" and "cherished friend."

Master Communicator, Lifelong Educator

Talk to the colleagues of Joe Massad and a common thread will soon emerge; namely, that of Dr. Massad the prolific lecturer and passionate teacher, whose hands-on courses and standing-room- only lectures are legendary throughout the profession.
First and foremost, I think of Joe as a master communicator and top-shelf educator who is far less interested in a fee than in giving course attendees the best experience possible. When Joe is on the agenda the room is always filled to capacity. He's truly a special person to me. Aloysius Kleszynski, DDS Chicago, IL

If you're feeling tired and overwhelmed, picture Joe Massad lecturing in the Middle East, Europe and Chicago, and arriving at his office on time to see the next morning's patients. Joe's rare passion for dentistry extends to his patients, colleagues and those who come to learn from him - all of whom he treats with the utmost respect. Joe is one of the smartest people I've ever known, and never misses an opportunity to strike up a relationship that will further our profession. Mostafa El-Sherif, DMD,MScD,PhD Concord, NH

Joe is one of the most honest, respected and well-known clinicians in the field of removable prosthodontics. It's because of his practical "real world" presentations that dentists return to his courses time after time, knowing that he wants them to succeed in this difficult and neglected area of dentistry. Following Joe's recommendations ensures that success.
Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD Provo, Utah

Dr. Samuel Strong

Dr. Strong graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1974. He completed two years of service in the US Naval Dental Corps in 1976 and then established a private general practice in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Strong holds Fellowship and Diplomat status in the International Academy of Oral Implantology and Board Credentialed status in the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Strong is an accomplished author and lecturer. His published articles have appeared in Osmium, Practical Aerodonetics and Aesthetic Dentistry, Dentistry Today, Global Forum, and other periodicals. He lectures frequently on restorative implant and esthetic procedures and conducts hands-on workshops throughout the world.

Dr. William Lobel

Dr. Lobel graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine with a DMD degree in 1972 and serves as a clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at Tuffs University with refereed publications. Dr. Lobel runs a private practice in Saugus, Massachusetts. He received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching by the Undergraduate Classes of 2001, 2003 and 2004. He was a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and is also Co-founder of the Massad Center for Removable Prosthodontics in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dr. Richard June

Dr. Richard P. June is a 1975 gradate of the Loyola University of Chicago College of Dentistry and of the General Practice Residency Programs at the Chicago West-side V.A. Hospital, the University of Illinois Hospital, and Cook County Hospital. Besides his memberships in the American Dental Association and The Illinois State Dental Society, he is a fellow in The American College of Dentists, The International College of Dentists, The Academy of Dentistry International and the American College of Dental and Facial Esthetics. Dr. June currently maintains a restorative practice in Henry, Illinois and a removable prosthodontic practice in Peoria, Illinois. Dr. June lectures throughout the United States on Removable Prosthodontics and is a clinical instructor at The Massad Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dr. Joseph Thornton

Dr. Thornton graduated from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1979. He began attending courses at the L.D. Pankey Institute in 1995 and completed the continuum series in 2000. Dr. Thornton received a Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2003. Dr. Thornton was an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry and is also Co-Founder of the Massad Center for Removable Prosthodontics in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dr. William Davis

Dr. Davis graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1970 and earned his M.S. in Prosthodontics from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1977. Dr. Davis is the Director of the GPR and is presently the Associate Dean at the University of Toledo Hospital. In 1987, he co-authored with Dr. L.D. Pankey, "A Philosophy of the Practice of Dentistry", and has a second book titled, "A Philosophy of Wealth Accumulation for Dentists". Dr. Davis is Co-Founder of the Massad Center for Removable Prosthodontics in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dr. David Little

Dr. Little graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1984. Dr. Little is a clinical evaluator for various dental companies on emerging restorative technology and new materials, putting him on the cutting edge of today's dentistry. He is an internationally respected speaker and consultant on dental materials, leadership and management with an emphasis on clinical possibilities in dentistry, vision and motivation.

Dr. Mostafa El-Sherif

Dr. El-Sherif graduated from Alexandria University College of Dentistry in 1979 and completed a Masters Degree in Restorative Dentistry in 1983. In 1990, he earned a PhD in Fixed Prosthodontics and Dental Materials with joint supervision by Oklahoma University College of Dentistry and Tanta University. He has numerous national and international publications in more than 5 different languages in prosthodontics and restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He has lectured nationally and internationally in Fixed Prosthodontics and Dental Materials. He is an adjunct professor in the Restorative Department at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, the Chairman Emeritus of the American College of Forensic Examiners, President of the 21st Century Dental Study Club, member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry since 1983,Manager of the Tufts Dental Alumni, Executive Board member of the Dental M Club and panel member of New Hampshire Superior Court for medical malpractice. Since 1995, Dr. El-Sherif has been in private practice in Concord, New Hampshire.

Dr. Tony Daher

Dr. Tony Daher began practicing dentistry in California in 1982 and his love for teaching promoted him to earn in 1984 a Master's of Science degree in Medical Education from the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Daher received a postgraduate certificate in Prosthodontics in 1988 from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He was the clinic director for the international student program at U.S.C. in 1991; and director of the Graduate Prosthodontic Program in Loma Linda University. Dr. Daher is currently an Associate Professor of Prosthodontics in the Center for Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University (LLU). He has written many scientific and clinical articles, and has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of Prosthodontics.He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists, and an active member in numerous organizations including the Academy of Osseointegration, the Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Tri-County Dental society. Dr. Daher currently maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics in LaVerne, California.

Massad Center for Higher Learning is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2018. Provider ID 211277


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