Curriculuum Vitae

Education and Awards

1980.....1982 Dallas Baptist College, Dallas, Texas.

1982.....1986 Northwestern University Dental School, Chicago, Illinois.

1986.....1987 Cook County Hospital, Chicago,  Illinois. One year GPR with emphasis  on hospital dentistry, oral surgery, and pediatric dentistry.

1991 Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.

1994 Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry.

1996 Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International.

1997 Recipient of The AGD Award of Excellence (Public Information)- for  the creation of the radio PSA program.

1997 Fellowship in the American College of Forensic Dentistry.

1999 Recipient of The AGD Award of Excellence (Public Information)- for  the creation of the School Dental Education Program.

2000 Recipient of the AGD Public Information Award of Merit. 

2000   Recipient of the AGD Public Information Award of Excellence.

2001  Recipient of the AGD Public Information Award of Merit.

2002 Recipient of the AGD Public Information Award of Merit.

2002 Fellowship in the American College of Dentistry .

2004 Fellowship in the International College of Dentistry .

2007  Completed and received the Certified Medical Investigator (CMI) certificate

2007  Diplomat in the American Board of Forensic Examiners.

2007  Recipient of AGDs Lifelong Learning and Service recognition (LLSR).

2012  Recipient of Albert Borish Award from AGD (June 2012).

2015 Recipient of ADA SCDI Volunteer Award for significant contributions.

2016 Fellowship in the International Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics (picture on left).

Professional Experience

1986.....1988 Private practice in Chicago, Illinois.

1987.....2005 Partnership with D. Harunani.DDS, MAGD in  Rochelle, Illinois.

1989.....2005 Partnership with D. Harunani.DDS, MAGD in  Chadwick, Illinois.

1987....1999  Consulting dentist for Franklin Grove Health Care Center.

1989....1999  Consulting dentist for Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna, Ill.

1989.....2005   Consulting dentist for several institutions caring for physically,   mentally, and financially challenged individuals.

1993.....1996 Associateship to provide general dentistry in Sterling, Illinois.

1994.....2000  On staff at Northern Illinois Surgical Center.

2005.....2013  Dental Director, Midwest Dental Support Center (MDSC)

2013.....2014  Director of Clinical Education and Quality Assurance, MDSC

2014…………….  Director of Clinical Education, MDSC

2016…………….  Director of Education, Apex Labs

Professional Appointments

1994....2002  Member of IAGD Continuing Education Committee.

1994 Attended IAGD Leadership Conference.

1995 Alternate Delegate to National AGD Convention.

1995.....1997 Secretary of Northern Illinois Academy of General Dentistry.

1995.....2002  Chairman of IAGD Public Information Committee.

1995.....1997  Member of IAGD Mastertrack Program Committee.

1995.............. Member of IAGD Board of Directors.

1995.....1997 NIAGD Component Liason to IAGD.

1996.....2006  Member - Board of Trustees - Ogle County Health Department.

1996………………. Delegate to Annual National AGD Convention.

1996………………. Attended Biannual National AGD Leadership Conference.

1997....2001  Member of the Internet Council of the AGD.

1998....2006  President - Ogle County Board of Health.

1998....2000 Treasurer of Illinois Academy of General Dentistry.  

2000....2001 Vice President of Illinois Academy of General Dentistry.

2001....2002   President Elect of Illinois Academy of General Dentistry.

2001.…2004  Webmaster of Academy of Dentistry International.

2002….2003  President Elect of Illinois Academy of General Dentistry.

2002….2004  Communications Director of Academy of Dentistry International.

2003….2004   President of Illinois Academy of General Dentistry.

2004….2006   Member of the Communications Council of the AGD.  

2006….2011  AGD Board – Trustees Region 8 (Illinois).

2007….2010  Member of Alpha project (Sybron Endo).

2006….2008  AGD Board of Trustees Liaison to the Constitution, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs Council.

2008….2009   AGD Board of Trustees Liaison to the Group Benefits council.

2009….2011  AGD Board of Trustees Liaison to the Marketing council

2009….2010  Past President’s Task Force

2005……….  AGD representative and member of the ADA SCDI (Informatics).  

2004……….  Member of the Investment Committee of the AGD

2014……….  Treasurer of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

2016………. Appointed to NATTAG as the representative of ADA

2017………. Appointed to DENTALLOY as the representative of dentistry

Community Activities

1987....2006  Member - Lions Club.

1987....2000  Member - Ashton Business Boosters Association.

1993...........  Member - MCC of Greater Rockford.

1999.....2006   Rochelle Area Chamber of Commerce.

1998.....1999   Member - Board of Trustees—Rockford IQRA School.

2007.....2009    Member - Board of Trustees—MAGR.

Professional Organizations

Member  American Dental Association (ADA).

Member Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). 

Member Academy of Dentistry International (ADI).

Member   American College of Forensic Examiners.

Member Academy of Operative Dentistry.

Member Illinois State Dental Society.

Member Illinois Academy of General Dentistry (IAGD).

Member Northern Illinois Academy of General Dentistry (NIAGD).

Member Chicago Dental Society.

Member American College of Dentists (ACD).

Member International College of Dentists (ICD).

Member American Association of Dental Consultants.

Professional Presentations

1997 Radio P.S.A. Program- AGD National Leadership Conference.
1997  Dental Notes Dispersement Program - AGD Public Information    Conference.
1998 School Dental Education Program - Illinois State Oral Health   Conference.
1998 School Dental Education Program - AGD Leadership Conference.
2001  Marketing and Communication plan for Academy of Dentistry    International.
2002  Public Relations plan for Academy of Dentistry International.
2002  Hosted and represented the Illinois AGD Smile line.
2003   Hands on program on Esthetic Dentistry for the Phillipino Dental    Society.
2004…………  Helped formulate, present and manage the Investment Policy for the   AGD.
2005 Lecture for the IAGD, on Endodontics, at the University of Illinois
2005 Lecture for the IAGD, on Insurance and Dis-ability, at the University   of Illinois.
2005 Hands on program on Esthetic Dentistry, Presented for Chicago AGD.
2006  Hands on program on Endodontics for The General Dentist,   presented for Illinois AGD.
2006 Hands on program in Endodontics presented to a private practice group.
2005………. Planning and delivering individualized coaching, mentoring and clinical training/support for dentists in a one on one basis and small groups.
2005………. Planning and execution of lectures and hand-on programs for Midwest Dental doctors.
2005………. Provide support and assistance to the operations team with staff, doctors and patients.
2005-2014 Multiple Office reviews and consultations perfomed – These are Biannual comprehensive evaluations of individual dental Practice, evaluation all their systems and procedures in place (including chart reviews, OSHA compliance, HIPAA compliance, etc) looking for quality and consistency.
2005-2012 Multiple articles written for the Illinois AGD Advisor.
2005-2014 Multiple manuals and systems written as the Dental Director of Midwest Dental.
2006-2014 Provided Testimony at the AGD and to the Illinois and Wisconsin Dental Examining Boards
2009 Hands on program on training dental assistants to take impressions,
pour models, pack cord and make temporaries at the AGD national
meeting in Baltimore, MD.
2009 - 2011 Chaired and presented the ADA Technical Report #1055 (Guidelines for hardware and software in dental practice).
2010 Hands on program on Endo for the West Virginia AGD
2010 Emergency Medicine in a dental office lecture for the West Virginia AGD
2010 Lecture on Minimally Invasive Dentistry in London, England
2010 Lecture on “The changing Face of our lives” in London, England
2011 Lecture on “Leadership – The essence of any Successful Organization” in London, England
2011………… Small group, hands on, program on training dental assistants in taking impressions, pouring models and packing cord.
2011 Lecture on “Esthetic Dentistry – teeth are Polychromatic, including a Hands on workshop” in London, England
2011 Hands on program for the West Virginia AGD on Esthetic Dentistry
2012 Lecture on Crown and bridge in London, England
2012 Lecture on Medical Emergencies in London, England
2006………… Multiple hands on programs on “Endodontics for The General Dentist”,  presented in large and small group setting for maximum learning.
2006………… Multiple hands on program on training dental assistants.
2011 - 2012 Chaired and presented the white paper on electronic prescriptions in dentistry for the ADA
2014………… Forum presentation to Midwestern University Dental School students on how to prepare for landing their first job or opportunity in dentist and evaluating all the options available to them at the time of graduation.
2014 - 2016 Chaired and presented the ADA Technical Report #1081 (FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) Program for Dental Devices and Biologics regulated as Medical devices.)
2015 Lecture on Medical Emergencies for IAGD in Chicago, IL
2015 Hands on program on training dental assistants at the AGD meeting
2015 - 2016 Chaired and presented the ADA Technical Report # 1089 (Track and Trace for Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/Ps))
2016 Lecture on Medical Emergencies for University of Detroit Mercy Dental School
2016 Lecture on all aspects of general dentistry at University of Detroit Mercy  Dental School
2016 Lectures on Endodontics and composites at the 20th Alexandria
International Dental Congress
2016……….. Multiple 2 day training sessions covering all aspects of general dentistry  for MDSC; including hands-on sections on endo and composites.
2016……….. Multiple lecture For Apex Lab group on Restorative and Implant dentistry
2017………... Chaired the ADA Technical Report #1096 for Electronic Protected Health Information HIPAA Security Risk Assessment.

 2018........... Lectures on Restorative Dentistry in Mombasa, Kenya and Nairobi, Kenya. 

Multifaceted Experience

License

Currently hold licenses in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Colorado. 

Scope of Practice

Well trained and experienced in diagnosis, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, pedodontics, operative dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, treatment planning and hospital dentistry. Enjoy finance, management, lecturing, teaching, coaching, mentoring, building and implementing systems. 

Personal and Professional Philosophy

Patient comfort is what modern dentistry is about. Excellence is my way of life. In dentistry, it takes education, honesty, concern,  compassion, clear communication and clinical expertise to achieve excellence. Understanding and implementing systems, leading by example, clear communication, and providing enhanced performance through setting expectations is my leadership style. 


Knowledge is a gift that comes with responsibility and as the custodian of this prestegious honor, we have the duty to use it with care and share it with generosity! 


My life is enriched by family and the interpersonal relationships that have been made over my lifetime. 


It is only though education, research, understanding, personal sacrifice, perseverance and faith that we can achieve unity in humanity and thus true success.


Giving and sharing is what truly enriches us and that is what is central to my core values.

Personal

I was very blessed to marry Faiza in 1989 and together we raised three children. 

Shazeen, a dentist, is married to Zaid and runs two dental practices.

Farzeen works for MIT in curriculum development and APP inventor.

Abdulkareem just started at Marquette Dental School.

Dentistry is in our blood!

I have two brothers and two children that are in dentistry!