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2nd Year Residents

Samela Thais de Paula Lima PereiraSamela Thais de Paula Lima Pereira, DDS

Previous Education

  • DDS Amazonas Federal University - Manaus, Brazil (2008)
  • Operative Dentistry Specialty - Santa Catarina Federal University, Florianopolis, Brazil (2011)
  • AEGD, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Rochester NY (2016)

Why did you choose Eastman Institute for Oral Health Prosthodontics Residency

Unlike other programs, EIOH Prosthodontics program not only focuses on preparing the residents to handle a wide range of intricate cases, but also provides the opportunity to develop laboratory skills, conduct clinical and laboratory research and develop academic teaching skills with several seminars. The interdisciplinary collaboration with Periodontics, Orthodontics and OMFS departments highlights the program’s commitment in promoting interdisciplinary approach to complex restorative cases.

Research Project/Interest

  • Research project: Correlation between vertical dimension of occlusion with mucogingival junction.
  • Interests: VDO, Implant supported prosthesis, veneers 

Previous Publications/Projects

  1. Compatibility assessment of adhesive systems and resin cement to dentin bonding Operative Dentistry–Brazil
  2. Clinical evaluation of experimental urethane dimethacrylate resin based composite AEGD

Sherif HosneySherif Hosney, BDS

Previous Education

  • Edexcel University (GCE) (2003-2004)
  • Cambridge University (IGCSE) (2004-2006)
  • Faculty of Dentistry Cairo University (2011-2012)
  • Internship General Dentistry Cairo University (2011-2012)
  • Residency in Fixed Prosthodontics Cairo University (2013-2016)

Why did you choose Eastman Institute for Oral Health Prosthodontics Residency

Eastman Institute for Oral Health in General and the Prosthodontic Treatment program in particular are well recognized nationally and internationally, being one of the oldest and best in field, The graduate program directed by Dr. Carlo Ercoli is well known for the academic and clinical excellence.

Research Project/Interest

  • Effect of difference implant angulation on retention and wear of locator RTX overdenture attachment systems: An in-vitro study
  • Influence of framework design, firing temperature on success of bilayered zirconia crowns after cyclic loading.

Previous Publications/Projects

  • Radiopacity of different non-metallic CAD-CAM blocks
  • Radiopacity of resin cements using digital radiography
  • Radiopacity of a group of bulk fill composite restorative
  • Finish line thickness of cast gold crowns preparations made by pre doctoral students at University of Toronto

Issac KuyunovIsaac Kuyunov, DMD

Previous Education

  • Yeshiva University, BA Chemistry (2010)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of dental medicine (2014)
  • North-Shore/LIS GPR Residency (2015)

Why did you choose Eastman Institute for Oral Health Prosthodontics Residency

This program was highly recommended by previous graduates. It affords obtaining excellent clinical skills.

Research Project/Interest

  • Cephalometric and skeletal markings in denture fabrication.

3rd Year Residents

Alejandro Sanchez-Lara MurguiaAlejandro Sanchez-Lara Murguia, DDS

Chief Resident

Previous Education

  • DDS , Universidad Intercontinental Mexico City (2007)
  • Prosthodontic Program, Universidad Intercontinental Mexico City (2010)
  • Faculty at Centro de Estudios Odontologicos , Queretaro Mexico (2012)
  • AEGD Program Eastman Institute for Oral Health (2015)

Why did you choose Eastman Institute for Oral Health Prosthodontics Residency

I have been part of EIOH since 2012, This prestigious Institution has taught me many things, not only dental related but also introduced me to different cultures and new friends. After completing my AEGD program it was very clear to me that Eastman’s Prosthodontics program should be my next step. It’s a program that allows me to develop my clinical skills and combine them into new technology. Faculty are constantly innovating and motivating their residents to do the same. Research is a major component of this program and this allows residents to constantly be updated and follow the progress of technology and digital dentistry. I’m very proud to be part of this institution with such a long history in dentistry, which has also provided me with great friends!

Research Project/Interest

  • Research project:Clinical evaluation of digital versus conventional impressions. Part 1: Marginal and Internal Fit
  • Interest: Digital technology and Esthetics

Previous Publications/Projects

  • “Clinical evaluation of experimental urethane dimethacrylate resin based composite”

Hrant KavoukdjianHrant Kavoukdjian, DDS

Previous Education

  • Faculty of Dentistry Cairo Egypt, University Cairo Egypt (2008)

Why did you choose Eastman Institute for Oral Health Prosthodontics Residency

I have always been interested in the field of Prosthodontics and decided to specialize while I was practicing as a general dentist. I specifically chose to pursue my studies at Eastman Institute for Oral Health due to its renowned Prosthodontics program, which prepares its graduates to excel in the field of Prosthodontics.

Research Project/Interest

  • Comparison of crestal bone around platform switched implants placed by flapped vs flapless surgical techniques.

Ali MostafaviAli Mostafavi, BDS, DDS

Previous Education

  • BTech (Aeronautical Engineering), Newport University (India Chapter) (1986)
  • Bachelor of Dental surgery, Annamalai University, India (1991)
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran (1993)

Why did you choose Eastman Institute for Oral Health Prosthodontics Residency

The Prosthodontics program is one of the most well known programs in the country. It is unique in exposing the residents to a wide variety or removable, fixed and implant supported treatments with the opportunity to surgically place implants.

Research Project/Interest

  • Comparison between conventional and digital fabrication technique for complete dentures: A crossover clinical study of patient satisfaction.

Graser Fellow

Evangeila Lampraki, DDSEvangeila Lampraki, DDS

Previous Education

  • Eastman Institute for Oral Health - Prosthodontics Certificate (2017)
  • School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece- DDS (2010)

Why did you choose Eastman Institute for Oral Health Graser Fellowship

Being a Prosthodontic resident at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, I was fortunate to have a glimpse of what the Graser Fellowship in Implants is about. The experience attained and the amount of patient exposure strengthens the fellow’s implant planning and surgical skills. In addition, the fellow is involved with clinical supervision and is furnished with a teacher education curriculum, thus paving a path for an academic career. Moreover, the exceptional guidance and care from the Eastman Institute for Oral Health faculty during my prosthodontic residency, ensured me this is where I want to continue my education and become a leader in Prosthodontics and Dental Implantology. Being part of Eastman Institute for Oral Health and especially the prosthodontics department is an invaluable experience. You feel like being part of a huge family, a family that is always present and supportive.

Research Project/Interest

  • Complications of Implant Supported Fixed Partial Dentures
  • Clinical Evaluation of Straumann Pro Arch design