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2019 AIOB Faculty

Keynote Speaker



Tara Aghaloo, D.D.S., M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Assistant Dean for Clinical Research

UCLA School of Dentistry

Los Angeles, CA

"The Role of Growth Factors in Dental Practice"

"An Update of Medication/Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws"

Dr. Tara Aghaloo is Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She completed her dental training at UMKC, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency, M.D., and PhD at UCLA. She is a diplomate of the ABOMS, and her clinical practice focuses on bone and soft tissue regeneration for dental implants. She is also active in professional organizations where she is a board member of the Academy of Osseointegration, AAOMS committee member, ITI fellow, and section editor of IJOMI.

Jeffrey L. Ebersole, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Sciences and

Associate Dean for Research

School of Dentistry of Dental Medicine

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

"Oral Health Sciences in the Era of Precision Medicine"

"Aging and Periodontitis: Immunosenescence/Inflammaging & the Oral Microbiome"

Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole is Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Associated Dean for Research at the School of Dental Medicine at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Dr. Ebersole attended college at Temple University in which he earned his B.A. in 1971 Philadelphia and in 1975 completed his PhD at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Ebersole served on the board of the AADR and was President from 2011-12.  


Brian J. Goodacre, D.D.S., MSD

Assistant Professor

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

Loma Linda, CA

"Digital Planning in Implant Dentistry: From Treatment Planning to 3D Printing"

Dr. Brian J. Goodacre received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2013. He completed a four-and-a-half-year combined program in Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2017, earning an MSD degree. He is a board certified prosthodontist and currently an assistant professor at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.

Charles Goodacre, D.D.S., MSD, FACP

Distinguished Professor, Restorative Dentistry

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

Loma Linda, CA

"Tooth Retention through Root Canal and/or Periodontal Treatments Versus Tooth Replacement Using Dental Implants or Fixed Partial Dentures: Which Treatment is Best?"

Dr. Goodacre was Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University and served as Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry from 1994 to 2013. Dr. Goodacre was an editor of the International Journal of Prosthodontics and is a founding board member of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR.org). He has been extensively involved in the development of interactive, navigable electronic education programs on topics such as “3D Tooth Atlas”, “3D Cranial Nerves and Brain Stem” and “Oral Cancer Screening”. Dr. Goodacre is currently a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and past president of the Academy of Prosthodontics, the American College of Prosthodontics and the American Board of Prosthodontics.

Margaret M. Johnson, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Mayo Clinic  School of Medical Education

Chair, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

Dean of Education, Mayo Clinic Florida

Jacksonville, FL

"Long Term Outcome of ICU Survivors"

"The Top 10 Advances in Pulmonary Medicine in the Last Decade"

Dr. Margaret Johnson is affiliated with the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. She received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1990.  In 1996 she completed a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine.  She has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Her interests include asthma, pulmonary embolism, nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease, bronchiectasis and lung cancer.

Nikita Ruparel, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Assistsant Professor in Endodontics

School of Dentistry

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, TX

"Regenerative Endodontics"

"Dental Drugs"

Dr. Ruparel is Board certified Endodontist who practices in San Antonio at UT Faculty Endodontics. She received her certificate in Endodontics in 2013 after receiving her doctoral (PhD) and DDS at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her practice in Endodontics includes treating routine and challenging Root canal treatments, retreatment as well as microsurgery. She also lectures at national and international meetings on regenerative endodontics and pain biology. She has also been awarded the American Association of Endodontics Educator Fellowship for committing her career to academics. Dr. Ruparel is committed to a future career as a clinician-scientist.



Theodore Splaver, DMD

Faculty, College of Dental Medicine

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

NOVA Southeastern University

Davie/Ft. Lauderdale, FL

"Unusual Complications of Dental Implant Therapy: Patient Morbidity & Mortality"


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