I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and later moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend college. I graduated with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University in 2013. Shortly after graduation I started a private practice in the Columbus area. Immersing myself in as much continuing education as possible, I eventually developed a great passion for dental implant surgery.
I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and later moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend college. I graduated with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University in 2013.
Shortly after graduation I started a private practice in the Columbus area. Immersing myself in as much continuing education as possible, I eventually developed a great passion for dental implant surgery. In 2019 after 6 years of building a successful general practice in Ohio, I followed my passion and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona to take a full time position with Implant Pathway.
In my time at Implant Pathway I rose to the positions of Chief Clinical Officer and Lead Instructor. I created and taught the content offered in courses such as Basic Implantology, Sinus Grafting, Full
Arch Overdentures, Implant Complications, 3D Printing Surgical Guides and more. I also helped over 1,000 dentists place over 12,000 implants in my time at Implant Pathway. I managed all follow ups and complications with the team at New Horizon Institute, and was also a lead faculty member for the NYU AEGD at the clinic. One of my proudest professional accomplishments was the fostering of new and seasoned implant dentists through their own pathway with dental implants.
In 2021 I received my Diplomate in the American Board of Oral Implantology. This distinction requires that a surgeon pass a written board exam and defend 10 surgical cases to an oral exam committee, as well as fulfilling over 800 CE hours directly about dental implant therapy. In 2022 I received my Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and was asked to present at the
AAID Annual Conference for two different workshops and lectures. I lecture nationally on all topics of dental implants and love to partake in CE from other great educators whenever given the chance.
In late 2022 I decided it was time to re-enter private practice. I now offer my surgical skillset and mentoring mindset to practices and doctors throughout the Greater Phoenix area where I enjoy the variety of procedures and offices I get to visit providing care throughout the valley.
Dr. Dennis Hartlieb is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and maintains a full-time practice committed to cosmetic and restorative dentistry in the Chicago suburb of Glenview, Illinois. Dr. Hartlieb is an instructor at the Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago and is formerly an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Hartlieb has authored numerous articles on restorative and esthetic dental techniques.
Jason Lipscomb, DDS, has had an interesting career in dentistry, and probably like no other. He started out as most dentists do, leaving dental school and heading into private practice.
Dr. Summer Kassmel is CEO and owner of Castle Peak Dental, Avon Dental, Vail Valley Dental Assisting School, and DA Schools Delivered in the Vail, Colorado area where she has built a life she loves in the mountains with her family.
Perrin DesPortes is one of the Co-Founders of Polaris Healthcare Partners. He attended Washington & Lee University for undergrad and earned his MBA from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Perrin has over 25 years of experience in the business side of dentistry.
Dr. Mark Costes is far from a typical dentist and dental coach. During his career, he has been able to start or acquire sixteen successful dental practices during some of the profession’s most challenging times.