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.