Thank you for your continued support of The Carl O Boucher Prosthodontic Conference. We are pleased to present an exciting new format for the 54th Meeting of The Carl O. Boucher Prosthodontic Conference to be held Friday April 12th, 2019.
The 2019 conference will be at the Residence Inn by Marriott Columbus University Area, found at 3100 Olentangy River Road Columbus, OH 43202. This is a new hotel and meeting venue with exceptional features. The program will occur in the main ballroom with a spacious open area outside for our vendors and breaks. It will begin with registration and breakfast at 7:30 am. The program will then start at 8:00 am with an exceptional lineup of speakers.
The day’s events will conclude with an upgraded reception from 5:30 – 8:00 pm offering several options for food and enjoyment. The entire event will offer 10 hours of continuing education and time to catch up with friends and colleagues!
We have a room block reserved for our members that travel to the conference we strongly encourage you to use. The executive officers have worked hard to upgrade the conference to this new format. We hope to see you there!
Hotel accommodations have been arranged at the Marriott Columbus University Area:
Dr. Chandur Wadhwani
Dr. Wadhwani is in private practice- limited to Prosthodontics in Bellevue, WA. Dr. Wadhwani received his dental degree from the University College London, England, and his certificate in Prosthodontics and Master’s degree from the University of Washington. He has published over 70 articles, has chapters in 6 text books and is Assistant Professor in Prosthodontics at the University of Washington as well as at Loma Linda University Advanced education in Prosthodontics. He also holds a faculty position at Oregon health Science University where he is Associate professor in Periodontics. Chandur lectures around the world and works with multiple implant companies with the goal to improve the care delivered to our patients.
He has been voted Seattle’s Top Prosthodontist since 2009 and his research into the field of dental implants has received Awards from the: American College of Prosthodontics-Distinguished Lecturer 2018, Academy of Osseointegration- Implant innovations award 2014, American Prosthodontic Society, Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontic.
Dr. Robert Stewart & Dr. Prasanna-Kumar Shivapuja
Dr. Stewart has been a Diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics since 1995, and has a full-time prosthodontic practice of 23 years in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He received his dental degree at the University of Michigan, and his masters degree in Biomedical Sciences/Prosthodontics at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine. He held teaching positions in prosthodontics at The Ohio State University School of Dentistry from 1990 to 1992, and retired from teaching as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry after 23 years. Within the last 13 years he has incorporated digital dental workflow methods in his office, as well as teaching the use of CAD/CAM techniques for chairside restorations nationally, locally, and at the UDM School of Dentistry.
In addition to his prosthodontic teaching and practice, Dr. Stewart manages a CADCAM/digitally-based commercial laboratory, as well as several prospective cohort research projects in the practice. Tracking the outcomes of his work, new protocols for materials, techniques, and restoration styles continue to evolve.
Dr. Shivapuja graduated from the College of Dental Surgery 1980 in Manipal, India. He received post graduate training in orthodontics in 1984 from the College of Dental Surgery in Manipal, India. He came to America in 1984 and graduated from the University of Detroit Dental School in 1986 and the Orthodontic Program in 1988. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy Orthodontic Program in 1993, has completed Fellowship from Roth Williams Center for Functional Occlusion and is a diplomate American Board of Orthodontics in 1998. He has numerous publications in peer reviewed Journals and have Lectured nationally and internationally. He currently maintains Private Practice in Roseville, Michigan, and his special interest include treatment of adult patients, patients with TMD and Facial Asymmetries, Perio-Ortho-Prostho Combination case treatment.
Dr. Steven Eckert
Dr. Eckert attended the Ohio State University College of Dentistry and completed a General Practice Residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago. In 1985 he elected to pursue graduate training in Prosthodontics at the Mayo Clinic. He completed a Master of Science degree and joined the Mayo staff where he became Graduate Program Director for Prosthodontics. In 2010 he began a full-time private practice at the ClearChoice Dental Implant Center of Minneapolis. He remains Professor Emeritus at Mayo and is now Director of Research for ClearChoice.
He has been president of the AO, AAMP, AP and ABP. He was Secretary of the ACP and Treasurer of the ICP. He received the Brånemark award from the Osseointegration Foundation. Dr. Eckert has written extensively about implant dentistry. He is Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, a position he has held for more than a decade.
Dr. Ingeborg De Kok
Dr. Ingeborg J. De Kok is an Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences, Division of Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. De Kok completed her DDS training at Central University of Venezuela in 1997 and received her Prosthodontics Certificate and MS Degree in Oral Biology at UNC in 2002. She completed a fellowship in Implant Dentistry at UNC as well in 2003. Dr. De Kok has been a faculty member at UNC since 2004. Her major research interests include clinical outcomes with the use of dental implants.
Dr. Kumar Shah
Dr. Kumar C. Shah is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Advanced Prosthodontics at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his dental degree from the National University of Singapore and earned his Master of Science degree and a certiﬁcate in Prosthodontics at The Ohio State University. He completed Maxillofacial Prosthetics fellowship training at UCLA thereafter. Dr. Shah is Director of the Graduate Prosthodontics residency program at UCLA, Director of the UCLA Faculty Dental Practice and a few International Preceptorship Programs at UCLA. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. Additionally, he is a co-editor of a textbook in Dental Implant therapy released in 2015 and is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.