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Program Overview

The GDIA Clinical Case Study Club is a format designed to exchange idea on growing your practice by providing assistance to your case dilemmas and concerns. World-renowned faculty will be on hand at each and every session. A short case report with a mini-lecture on the most relevant topic will be presented by one of the instructors. Participants are encouraged to bring their cases for brief discussion.

282 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) from the California Dental Board and AGD PACE at the time of completion

Program Instructors

Jin Y. Kim
Tony Daher
Charles C. Park
W. Eric Park
Cameron Torabi
Cary D. Brown
Jone Kim
Stephen Kallaos
Arash Hakhamian
Brian Kim
Alex Parsi
Stephen Kim
Roy Yoo

Course Dates

  • Every 3rd Thursday


  • Course Registration Form (Also available online)

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Program Tuition

  • Tuition fee
    • USD $50
  • Method of Payment
    • Check: Make the payment payable to Global Dental Implant Academy or GDIA
    • Credit Card: cards

Contact information

Tel : + 1 (323) 617-4141Fax : + 1 (323) 617-4145E-mail : info@gdia.com

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Refunds are granted only if a written cancellation notification is received at least 31 days before the course. 50% of the tuition minus processing fee will be refunded if cancellation occurs within 21 days before this course. No refund is granted afterwards. A $75 fee is withheld for processing. Cancellation must be notified in writing by E-mailing to info@gdia.com. For additional registrations, Xerox and send.

GDIA Clinical Case Study Club
  • Discuss the latest and most effective clinical techniques and strategies with the most knowledgeable faculty
  • Bring your own cases for treatment planning consultation and ideas
  • Share your knowledge with you peers and instructors


Dr. Alex Parsi is a native of Los Angeles. He received a B.A. and D.D.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles before earning his Hospital Dentistry and General Practice Residency certification from the prestigious and world-renowned Cedar Sinai Medical Center. He then attended the highly exclusive Albert Einstein Medical Center (AEMC) for further specialization and certification in endodontics. It was at AEMC that Dr. Parsi received his expertise and training in the subspecialty of microsurgery. He is a board eligible member of the American Association of Endodontist and maintains membership with the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Los Angeles Dental Society. Dr. Parsi has lectured to a multitude of dental clinicians and is active in developing new and innovative techniques and instruments for the dental field. He has served on many committees for the advancement of dentistry. Dr. Parsi has been given several honors by many institutions throughout his prolific career. He speaks several languages among which are Spanish and Farsi.

Arash Hakhamian, DDS

Dr. Arash Hakhamian, known as “Dr. Arash”, is an internationally recognized and accomplished doctor of dental surgery following a long line of family dentists and medical doctors. The longstanding tradition of public service and philanthropy exemplified by previous generations in his family motivated Dr. Arash to continue his heritage helping better the lives of others through the practice of medicine within the field of dental surgery. Dr. Arash’s passion for dentistry began as a child where he spent much of his childhood hanging out and helping out in his father’s dental office. His passion for public service was influenced by his mother’s affiliations with a multitude of charities and service programs. Both of his brothers are also doctors, one of which is a surgeon in the field of veterinary medicine.

Brian Kim, DDS

Dr. Brian Kim has been providing excellent care to his patients, and expertise is in all phases of general dentistry including implant surgery and full mouth reconstructions. Not only is he an amiable professional, he is truly passionate about dentistry. Dr. Kim participates in an ongoing program of professional development and continuing education to remain the latest developments in dentistry, to research new services and to provide the best treatment for his dental patients. Dr. Kim also loves to help other people. He helps by treating underprivileged patients free of charge in Mexico and Brazil. He is a member of the Thousand Smile Foundation. Dr. Brian Kim attended Laguna Hills High School and University of California, San Diego (Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry). He obtained a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine in 2002 and he was a Dental Surgery Resident Doctor at VA Hospital, Loma Linda. Dr. Kim is a member of American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Orange County Dental Association, the West Coast Implant Dental Institute, the Invisalign Preferred Provider since 2004, and fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. His team of dental professionals follows the same approach to dentistry and is always looking for ways to provide you with the best treatment.

Charles C. Park, DDS

Dr. Park was born and grew up in Seoul, Korea until finishing his high school. He immigrated to U.S. in 1998 and continued to study at several colleges in Los Angeles and transferred to U.C.L.A. to majored Physiological Science while working full-time to support himself financially. He joined Dental Research Institute in U.C.L.A. as an assistant researcher after his B.S. degree and researched oral cancer for a year. Then, he got in the School of Dentistry, U.C.L.A. and finished D.D.S. degree in 2002. After short period of associate dentist, he started his own practice in Diamond Bar, CA in 2003. He kept continued educational journey to achieve his academic and clinical excellence include implant, orthodontics, sedation dentistry, and so on. From 2007, he joined multiple implant and dental academies as a lecturer/ guest speaker to shared his knowledge and experience. He is currently running 2 practices in Southern California and has served as a president of Contemporary Dental Institute from 2010 and a board member of Korean American Dental Association from 2012. He tries to have more time playing with his lovely 3 children whenever he has free time even though he is still pursuing higher standard in his dental career.

Cameron Torabi, DDS, FICOI

Since his graduation from USC School of Dentistry in 1995, Dr. Cameron Torabi has built several successful general dentistry practices throughout Southern and Central California. He has trained dozens of GP dentists in restorative dentistry, oral implantology and orthodontics, with a focus on producing more cross-competency and more comprehensive treatment planning skills. Dr. Torabi's central philosophy is that the success of a general practitioner relies as much on balance and breadth of expertise as it does on depth of knowledge in any one practice area. Dr. Torabi's curriculum applies this mindset, focusing on seamlessly integrating implant dentistry into an existing practice, while reducing complications and improving patient satisfaction using interdisciplinary tools and skills. Dr. Torabi's portion of the curriculum is geared for immediate application by general practitioners, with greater emphasis on practice than the theoretical underpinnings. Dr. Torabi has been called upon to provide testimony in numerous litigated cases, and he is recognized as an expert in multiple areas of practice. His curriculum reflects planning and protocols designed to avoid unnecessary risks of liability. Most importantly, Dr. Torabi is the proud father of two incredible boys, and he has (barely) survived both sleep training and one round of the 'terrible twos.’

Cary D. Brown, DDS

Dr. Brown is a current member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Tri-County Dental Society, International Academy of Comprehensive Aesthetics, International Association for Orthodontics, Honorary Dental Society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Dr. Brown is a native of Southern California. He has three great kids. They enjoy sports and outdoor activities. He is an avid motorsports fan and be found most weekends riding and competing in off-road motorcycle events. After a mid-career lull, Dr Brown re-sparked his interest in dentistry by implementing new technology and new procedures. This enthusiasm was fostered by the addition of Dental Implantology. Complementing the addition of dental implants he acquired a complete in office 3D CAD/CAM system. This includes a chair side 3D scanning system with the ability to design and fabricate inlays/onlays, crowns, bridges, custom implant abutments and implant surgical guides. These tools have allowed him to see patients interested in dental implants and complete a guided surgery on the same day. What follows is a typical treatment path we complete on a routine basis. This all happens within our office: CBCT scan, Digital implant treatment planning, Digital surgical guide planning, CAD/CAM surgical guide fabrication, Guided implant placement, Chairside digital scanning, Custom abutment design and fabrication, and Crown or Bridge fabrication. This powerful technology has helped to become established as one of the high tech offices in our area. Dr Brown is passionate about implant dentistry and shares his methods and techniques with colleges and study clubs.

Jin Y. Kim, DDS, MPH, MS, FACD

Dr. Jin Y. Kim was born in Korea. He grew up in Sydney Australia, where he attended the University of Sydney Faculty of Dentistry from 1982-1986. He furthered his education with an advanced degree in pathology, which was obtained from the Medical School of University of Sydney, graduating with honors in 1988. From 1989-1991, he served as a Christian missionary in his native Korea, having been deployed by the Uniting Church of Australia. Dr. Kim then settled in California, where he completed master's degrees in public health and oral biology, and a three-year specialty residency training program in periodontics and implant surgery at UCLA School of Dentistry. In 1999 he became board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology (ABP), and in 2001, became Fellow, and in 2012, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry was earned in 2007, and Dr. Kim also became board-certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID), in 2006, making him a unique and rare dual board-certified specialist in the nation. In 2012, he was inducted as a Fellow by the prestigious American College of Dentists (ACD).

Jone Kim, DDS, MS

Dr. Jone Kim did his undergraduate study at UCLA (1990-1994) and received his D.D.S. from UCLA School of Dentistry in 1994. He also received Master of Science (M.S.) in oral biology from UCLA Graduate School and completed his oral & maxillofacial surgery training from University Medical Center Fresno – UCLA in 1998. Dr. Kim then went on to do a fellowship in orthognathic and facial reconstructive surgery at The Center for Corrective Jaw Surgery in Santa Barbara, California. Currently, he is a lecturer and part-time faculty at UCLA School of Dentistry, department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and enjoys working with the surgical residents and dental students. Dr. Kim also maintains a private practice in Southern California focusing on the surgical aspect of implant surgery. He has lectured extensively on implant related topics in US, including at 2014 American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons annual meeting in Hawaii, and internationally. Just recently, Dr. Kim was asked to write an article titled “Posterior Immediate Implant Placement with Simultaneous Crestal Approach Maxillary Sinus Bone Graft and Flapless Extraction” for Selected Readings in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, which will be published in early 2016.

Joseph Yang, DDS

Roy Yoo, DMD

Dr. Roy Yoo is a Board-Certified Periodontist and limits his clinical practice to periodontics & implant dentistry. He is qualified in all areas of periodontics and has extensive clinical experience with most major implant systems. Native to the Greater Los Angeles/Orange County area, Dr. Yoo is dedicated to serving his community with the highest quality of care and stays updated with the latest developments in his specialty. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a major in Molecular Biology, Dr. Yoo attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Harvard and continued his specialty training in periodontics at the USC School of Dentistry. During his training, Dr. Yoo has done extensive research and has published articles in implant dentistry journals. Since completing his specialty in periodontics, Dr. Yoo has been teaching implant dentistry courses and has helped numerous general dentists incorporate dental implants into their private practice.

Stephen Kim, DDS

Dr. Kim is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree. He continued his postgraduate studies and served his residency as chief resident at Peninsula Hospital Center in New York City where he was exposed to all aspects of oral surgery, bone grafting, implantology, medicine, and trauma. He practiced dentistry in two private offices in New York (Rockefeller Center and Long Island) for 7 years before moving back to his hometown on Southern California. Now he operates a group practice in Orange County.

Stephen Kallaos, DDS

Stephen Kallaos DDS earned both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. After a 3 year residency, he earned a Specialty Certificate in Periodontics from the University of California, San Francisco and is a Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Kallaos hold a conscious sedation permit from the State of California and enjoys practicing in Southern California. He has extensive clinical experience, has lectured on implant placement and bone grafting, and is committed to continuing education.

Tony Daher, DDS, MSEd, FACP, FICD

Dr. Tony Daher began practicing dentistry in California in 1982 and his love for teaching promoted him to earn in 1984 a Master’s of Science degree in Medical Education from the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Daher received a postgraduate certificate in Prosthodontics in 1988 from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He was the clinic director for the international student program at U.S.C. in 1991; and director of the Graduate Prosthodontic Program in Loma Linda University. Dr. Daher is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics in the Center for Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University (LLU) and a Lecturer for the UCLA Advanced Prosthodontic Program. He has written many scientific and clinical articles, and has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of Prosthodontics. Dr. Daher maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics in LaVerne, California. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists, and an active member in numerous organizations including the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Tri-County Dental society.

W. Eric Park, DDS

Dr. Eric Park is a Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration(AO), and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He graduated from University Of Iowa, College of Dentistry where he had degree Doctor of Dental Surgery and researched in College of Medicine and the Dows institute for dental research. The surgical aspects of medicine became a life vocation, he found his passion for Implantology in dentistry. Dr. Park had postgraduate training at St.Joseph Hospital, Shanghai No.9 People’s Hospital, Hallym Medical University for Oral & Maxillofacial Implantology and Misch International Implant institute, Dental Implant Institute of Las Vegas, Dawson Center, NYU, Medical college of Georgia, UCLA, USC,University of Berne and many other implant-related courses to improve and focus his knowledge and skills. He also emphasizes foundational principle of biology, prosthetics and biomechanics that dictate the ultimate success of implant reconstruction. Dr. Park is currently clinical faculty member of UCLA, also BU & Harvard University, Periodontology department in Universidad Colombia as visiting faculty and US Director of Boston Association of Osseointegration(BAO). He also facilitates lectures in the United States, Korea and Taiwan, China, Japan, Colombia and is licensed to practice in California, Colorado, Nevada, and Washington State. Dr. Park is also involved in lots of sports activities. Such as, He was an assistant coach in Colorado Hockey Club for his son’s team. He is a single handicapper in Golf to compete with his another son who has been nationally competed in Jr. golf tournament.

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