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Payam Ataii, DMD, MBA

Payam Ataii, DMD, MBA, is an award-winning graduate of Tufts Dental School in Boston, Massachusetts, who has treated more than 1000 patients with clear aligner systems at his private practice in Laguna Hills, California. As a winner of the Case Shootout and past Invisalign faculty member for more than 10 years, Dr. Ataii was awarded the North America Align Educator of the Year in 2017 and also received the 2017 Contributor of the Year Award. He has trained dentists and their team members nationally and internationally, helping dental offices reap the benefits of modern technology for their patients. As an author, Dr. Ataii has been a contributor to both national and international peer-reviewed dental journal publications, as well as to mainstream press and television.

Over the years, he has presented lectures to thousands of his peers, sharingthe results of his research and his innovative practice-growth techniques.

Dr. Ataii has developed and continues to develop solutions for improving and simplifying the ways in which dentistry is delivered to patients. As a patent holder, he continues to innovate and invent dental and health solutions. He also serves on multiple company boards and is a recognized key opinion leader. Dr. Ataii is a strong believer in the advantages of clear aligners and oral sleep appliances both as monotherapy and as combination therapy for improved overall health.

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Courses Featuring Payam Ataii, DMD, MBA

Clear Aligners and Sleep Disorders
Cost: $29.00
ADA Credits: 2
AGD Credits: 2