Dr. Justin Moody, Gabe Olsen, Dr. Joshua Austin, and Dr. Randy Houska gather 'round bottles #13 and 14 at Voices of Dentistry.
Joshua Austin, DDS, FAGD, FACD, is a native San Antonian. After attending San Antonio's Health Careers High School and the University of Texas, San Antonio as an undergrad student, Dr. Austin graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School. UTHSCSA Dental School has been one of the top ranked dental schools in the nation since 1993. Dr. Austin excelled in dental school and was voted president of his graduating class. He capped off a successful senior year by being awarded the Texas Dental Association Outstanding Senior Dental Student award.
Dr. Austin is a member of the prestigious Seattle Study Club, which is a network of professional dental study groups dedicated to ideal comprehensive dental care. Dr. Austin's other professional memberships include the Academy of General Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Rotary Club of San Antonio.
Dr. Austin is a published author and lectures nationally on restorative dentistry and reputation management. He has a monthly column and weekly e-Newletter in Dental Economics, the most read dental magazine in the world. In the past, Dr. Austin has served as a faculty member in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at UTHSCSA Dental School. Dr. Austin has received several awards during his dental career. In 2009, the Texas Dental Association honored Dr. Austin by naming him Young Dentist of the Year. In 2010, the Texas Academy of General Dentistry named him New Dentist of the Year, the most prestigious award it gives for dentists who have graduated in the previous 7 years. Dr. Austin has earned a Fellowship and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. To be named a Fellow in the Academy, one must pass an exhaustive written examination and complete over 500 hours of continuing education. To be named a Master, another 1200 hours of continuing education must be completed. Less than 2% of the general dentists in the United States have achieved Master status. In 2014, Dr. Austin was awarded with a Fellowship in the American College of Dentists for his outstanding commitment to ethics in patient care.
Beginning in 2014, Dr. Austin has been named a Super Dentist in Texas Monthly Magazine.
Dr. Schoenbaum lectures nationally and internationally and has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers regarding implant restorations with a focus on the aesthetic zone. He has been presented with a variety of teaching awards including the prestigious Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award from the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Associate member of the AAED (American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry), and Fellowship in the American College of Dentists. He maintains a private practice with Dr. Peter Moy in Los Angeles CA, with a focus on aethetics and implant prosthetics.
Dr. Justin Moody talks shop .. and chocolate... with Drs. Todd Engel and Brian Baliwas at Chicago Mid-Winter.
Dr. Todd B. Engel is originally from Van Nuys, California and has resided in Orange County, California since 1997. He is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry where he also received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Engel is a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and maintains active membership status with the following associations: Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, California Dental Association, and Orange County Dental Society.
Dr. Engel has extensive experience in Dental Implant Rehabilitation, CT Guided Surgical Design, Complex Treatment Planning as well as Full Mouth Rehabilitation. Dr. Engel has hosted live radio, authored several articles and has been a featured keynote speaker both nationally and internationally on topics such as Dental Implants and Restorative Applications, Digital Radiography, CBCT – Cone Beam Technology, Ridge Augmentation and Socket Preservation, Treatment of the Edentulous Patient, Current Dental Materials as well as Comprehensive Treatment Planning on Medically Compromised Patients. In 2005 Dr. Engel’s life long dream of creating a learning institution where he could share, teach and motivate other dental professionals was realized by the inception of the Engel Institute. The Institute has grown to all over the US though now includes 3 flagship locations with faculty both nationally and internationally and has trained well over 8,000 dental professionals in its short tenure.
Dr. Baliwas is a general and cosmetic dentist located in San Francisco, California. Dr. Brian Baliwas’ strong focus on dental education allows he and his patients to formulate treatment strategies together, providing the opportunity for them to be active participants in their dental care. His practice philosophy is centered on conservative, highly esthetic, comprehensive dentistry that utilizes modern technology and techniques.
Dr. Baliwas received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UC Davis. He completed post-baccalaureate studies in Human Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Oregon, and went on to obtain his D.D.S. degree from the University of the Pacific (UOP) School of Dentistry in San Francisco, where he graduated with high honors and was elected to join both Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Tau Kappa Omega dental honor societies. He also received several awards for his outstanding clinical work in the areas of esthetic dentistry, oral implantology, restorative dentistry, and endodontics.
As an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, and several study clubs throughout the Bay Area, Dr. Baliwas continually surrounds himself with some of the best practitioners in his field. He aspires to continually learn and improve, traveling down the path of excellence in search for perfection in his craft. In addition, Dr. Baliwas also teaches part-time at the University of the Pacific dental school in the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences, where he inspires his students to maintain a high level of commitment, passion, and pride in their dental work.