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Guest Speakers



Elias Riviera, DDS, MS

Dr. Elias M Rivera is a surgical trained Board Certified Prosthodontist with 25 years of experience in Dentistry; he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Stomatology and Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Cayetano Heredia University– School of Dentistry. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and obtained the “Grünenthal award in Dentistry” for his thesis research in Temporomandibular Joint function. He received his first title of specialist in Oral Rehabilitation and Prosthodontics in 1999 and then worked as a faculty member and private practice for several years before moving to Florida. Dr. Rivera completed one-year postdoctoral education in Advanced General Dentistry Program at Dade County Dental Research Clinic in Miami, Florida. Dr. Rivera enrolled in additional three-years in prosthodontic specialty training and obtained both Certificates in Prosthodontics and Master’s in Oral Biology from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Besides his specialty training in different types of complex implant restorations during the prosthodontic residency, Dr. Rivera furthered his restorative training with an additional one-year advance surgical training in implant dentistry and received his Certificate in Dental Implants and Esthetics from  Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry, New Orleans.

Dr. Rivera is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Served as Program Director for Implant Periodontal Prosthodontics postdoctoral program and Prosthodontics predoctoral program. He maintains a private practice in Stafford, VA limited to treat very complex Oral Reconstructions, Dental Implants, and Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) and an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO)American Dental Association (ADA), and International Team for Implantology (ITI). Dr. Rivera is past president of the Maryland section of the American College of Prosthodontists and actively attends and presents at conferences in prosthodontics and implant dentistry worldwide.


Radi Masri, DDS, MS, PhD

Dr. Masri is a tenured Professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and School of Medicine. He is the Program Director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics
and the Director of the Division of Prosthodontics at the Department of Advanced Oral Sciences and Therapeutics. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Prosthodontics, A past president of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and a past president the American Board of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Masri is heavily involved in developing and implementing cutting edge technologies used in oral health care. He lectures nationally and internationally and serves as an external examiner for international dental schools in the field of prosthodontics. Dr. Masri is the author of the first book on the applications of digital technologies in the dental field. He has authored numerous scientific papers, holds several patents, and currently supervises a federally funded research laboratory.
Dr. Masri received many honors including the 2013 American College of Prosthodontist (ACP) Clinician Researcher Award, the 2015 Maryland LIFE Award for the most promising technology,
the 2018 ACP Distinguished Service Award, the 2021 Elkins-Wilson Endowed Professorship, and the 2023 Garver-Staffanou Award from the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.

Mark Choi - Infinia Dental Lab

With a remarkable 20 years of experience under his belt, Mark’s journey through the ever-evolving landscape of dentistry has shaped him into a master of his craft. As a Certified Dental Lab Technician, his dedication to precision and excellence is unwavering. This multifaceted expert isn’t just an exceptional dental lab technical consultant; he is a guiding light through the intricate realm of complex dental cases.  By being an esteemed member of the prestigious Dawson Academy, a Kois Recognized Specialist and a member of Spears Study Club, he constantly expands his knowledge, ensuring he stays ahead of the curve in this digital age of dentistry.

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