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Advisory Board Members

Susan Calderbank, DMD
Dr. Susan Calderbank is a 1977 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently in private practice in Greenville, Pa. In addition to being a staff dentist a the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Horizon Campus, Dr. Calderbank is an associate instructor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She served on the Pennsylvania State Dental Board for 13 years and was the first female chairman in its history. Dr. Calderbank is a chief examiner for the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners and holds fellowships in the Pierre Fauchard Society, the International College of Dentists, and the American College of Dentists.

Parag Kachalia, DDS
Dr. Parag Kachalia is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of Simulation, Technology and Research and is a team leader within the University of the Pacific's prestigious complex and esthetic rehabilitation program. He is a fellow of the American Dental Education Association's leadership institute, researcher, as well as a published author in the areas of dental technology, digital diagnostics, contemporary fixed prosthodontics, and financial management. He has lectured internationally on a variety of topics. He maintains a private practice geared toward restorative dentistry with his wife and fellow Pacific alum Dr. Charity Duncan.

Andrew McKamie, DDS
Dr. Andrew McKamie received his degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. With 29 years of experience in advanced restorative dentistry and implant dentistry, he currently leads a team of 10 dental professionals in his practice in Bethany, OK. Dr. McKamie serves on numerous dental company advisory boards, participates in product evaluations, and lectures on implant dentistry, advanced restorative dentistry, and practice management.

Fiona M. Collins, BDS, MBA, MA
Dr. Fiona M. Collins has authored and presented CE courses to dental professionals and students in the US and internationally, and is a consultant in the dental industry. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Organization for Asepsis, Safety and Prevention. Fiona earned her dental degree from Glasgow University and holds an MBA and MA from Boston University.

Ara Nazarian, DDS
Dr. Ara Nazarian has a private practice in Troy, Michigan, specializing in implants and restorative dentistry. He is the only dentist in Michigan to have received the Excellence in Dentistry Award. An active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Nazarian lectures around the world and has published many articles on cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and full mouth rehabilitation.

Bernadette Fa, DDS
After graduating from the University of the Pacific in 2006, Dr. Bernadette Fa became a clinical instructor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, for 2 years. She rejoined her alma mater in 2010 where she is an assistant professor in the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences. Dr. Fa is a course director for the local anesthesia curriculum at the University of the Pacific. She practices with the Faculty Dental Service Group at the University of the Pacific.

Toni Adams, RDH, MA
Ms. Toni Adams graduated with an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California, in 1973 and also became a Registered Dental Hygienist the same year. She received her BA from San Jose State University in 2001 and received her MA from California State University in Sacramento, California, in 2008. She is the recipient of the Sonicare RDH 2009 Mentor of the Year award and is a member of the ADHA, California Dental Hygienists' Association, and is an active participant with AmyRDH.com.

Michael DiTolla, DDS
Dr. Michael DiTolla graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry with honors in 1988. Dr. DiTolla was awarded his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1995. In 2001, he became Director of Clinical Research and Education at Glidewell Labs, the world’s largest CAD/CAM lab, giving him an intimate knowledge of American dentists and their crown and bridge habits. Dr. DiTolla is Editor-in-Chief for Chairside Magazine, and has a monthly column on restorative dentistry in Dental Economics. He has been lecturing on restorative dentistry topics since 1995.

Scott Froum, DDS
Dr. Scott Froum received his BA in biology from Amherst College. He received his DDS from the State University of New York Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine where he graduated with honors. He continued his dental training in the postgraduate periodontal department at the State University of New York Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and received his periodontal certificate with distinguished honors. Dr. Froum is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University in the Department of Periodontology and Implantology. He is co-editor of the nationally distributed e-newsletter The Surgical-Restorative Resource.

Manish Garala, DDS
Dr. Manish Garala received his dental degree in 1996 from the Turner Dental School, University of Manchester, England. He also successfully completed his Vocational and General Dental Practitioner degrees at Hope Dental Practice, Manchester, England. He completed his Postgraduate Degree in Endodontics at Nova Southeastern University with a Master of Science in Education. He has worked in private practice in Texas since 2002 and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Garala has also achieved the status of Diplomate in Endodontics, following successful completion of examinations from the American Board of Endodontics.

Michael Skramstad, DDS
Dr. Michael Skramstad is in private practice in Orono, MN, and performs all aspects of cosmetic, implant, and family dentistry with a particular focus on esthetic and CAD/CAM computerized dentistry. He attended and graduated from Purdue University with a BS in genetics before attending the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2000. A product consultant for multiple dental companies, he has had the opportunity to test and evaluate many products before market launch and has published numerous articles on dental materials and CAD/CAM. Dr. Skramstad is a certified Advanced Trainer for Patterson Dental and has lectured internationally on technology and digital dentistry.

John Comisi, DDS
Dr. John Comisi is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School and received his BS in Biology at Fordham University. He is a Clinical Instructor of Dentistry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Comisi lectures nationally and internationally on various dental topics and procedures and has been published in many dental journals and healthcare magazines. He is also a spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Comisi is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the American and International Association of Dental Research. He has been in private practice in Ithaca, NY, since 1983.