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Night of Failures
Maggiano's at The grove
189 The Grove Dr. Suite Z80
Los Angeles, California 90036
(213) 380-7669
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Category: CE Meeting

There can be no argument that dentistry is a challenging profession. When you really think about it, there are so many ways to fail when performing clinical dentistry. Much of what you do is highly technique sensitive, which invites failure. Mistakes made early in a procedure or case, and not realized, often get magnified at the outcome. So how can you prevent clinical failure?

Join your peers in a discussion of real patient cases in which clinical failures occurred. Learn what treatment was involved. Discuss what could have caused the failure, and what solutions were available to prevent the failure from happening. This is a highly interactive and participatory course among attendees and presenting dentists. LADS encourages attendees to bring their own case for discussion as well.


Dr. Craig Anderson (Endodontics) 

Dr. Craig Anderson attended University of Southern California for his undergraduate education as well as for dental school. After graduation, he completed his General Practice Residency at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center. He practiced general dentistry for five years before specializing in Endodontics at University of Southern California.




Dr. David Salehani (Oral Surgery) 

Dr. Salehani is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry with honors and his dental degree with honors from State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to receiving a diversified maxillofacial training at LIJMC, he also earned a medical degree at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Then he went on to complete an internship in general surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was trained to manage major trauma cases.

He also participates as a faculty member in residents’ and students’ education at the UCLA medical center. Dr. Salehani has been on the peer review board of Los Angeles Dental Society and Guardian MDC insurance as the oral and maxillofacial surgeon consultant for the past seven years.


Dr. Jean-Jacques Elbaz (Periodontics) 

Dr. Jean-Jacques Elbaz, D.D.S., M.S., of Beverly Hills, is one of the most highly regarded periodontists in Southern California. Born in Casablanca, Morocco, Dr. Elbaz comes from a family of medical practitioners. After receiving his dental degree in Paris, Dr. Elbaz moved to Los Angeles, where he was accepted into the program at UCLA  to train under world-renowned periodontists Drs. Fermin Carranza, Barrie Kenney and Henry Takei. There he earned a postgraduate certificate in periodontics and a Master of Science in Oral Biology.

With his background in teaching and research, Dr. Elbaz ensures that his methods are always on the cutting edge. He has lectured nationally and internationally, and received Diplomate status in Periodontology in 1997 from the American Board of Periodontology. Subsequently, Dr. Elbaz received Diplomate status in Oral Implantology from the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. He also serves as an expert in Periodontics for the Dental Board of California.

Periodontics and dental implants are intricate procedures which will naturally cause patients some apprehension and concerns about their condition. With his emphasis on the latest techniques and a positive patient experience, Dr. Elbaz is the person to contact as you seek to work on a healthy, more beautiful smile.

Dr. David Alpan (Orthodontics) 

Dr. David Alpan earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of the Pacific (UOP) School of Dentistry in San Francisco and became licensed to practice dentistry in California & Nevada in 1996. After completing the orthodontic training program at UOP in 1998, he received his Orthodontic Specialty Certificate. He was awarded a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree for his master’s thesis written on the results of the two-year TMJ research project he completed during his orthodontic specialty training.

Dr. Alpan founded Aesthetic Orthodontics in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills & Las Vegas in 1999. In 2012 Aesthetic Orthodontics converted its name and became Alpan Orthodontics. In 2015 Dr. Alpan transitioned out of Las Vegas and is only practicing in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Every year, he and every member of his team participate in continuing education courses to keep current with the most modern orthodontic and TMJ treatment methods available.






  Early registration ends Nov 8th Regular registration 
LADS Member (including staff) $65 $85
Non-LADS Member $95 $115