OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. understands that education is a fundamental requirement for the adoption of any new technology.
As a result, we have assembled a diverse group of clinicians to further efforts to present the scientific and clinical evidence behind this ground-breaking technology. These orthodontists have of a depth of experience successfully integrating new treatment modalities and clinical techniques into their practices.
We are pleased to present biographical information on the current OrthoAccel Key Opinion Leadership Group.
Group members have all distinguished themselves as world-class clinicians and sought-after lecturers on the subjects of contemporary orthodontic techniques and practices. Members include:
Dr. David Alpan
Dr. David Alpan has practiced in Los Angeles & Century City, since 1999, incorporating the latest technologies in accelerated orthodontics with Acceledent & Micro-osteo Perforations. Dr. Alpan specializes in treating the face, airway & teeth, focusing on the most ideal bite & smile. Dr. Alpan earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1996, & his orthodontic specialty certificate in 1998 from the University of the Pacific (UOP) Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He became licensed to practice in California & Nevada in 1996, & was awarded a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) for his master’s thesis written on the results of a TMJ research project.
Align Technology invited Dr. Alpan to teach doctors how to implement the Invisalign system into their practice. He served as a consultant & was an integral part of the clinical education department for Align Technology from 2002-2008. Dr. Alpan was a member of Ormco’s elite Insiders group from 2007-2017 as a clinical consultant. Dr. Alpan advises for 3M Unitek’s research panel to help improve their products & is a member of the Incognito Center of Excellence. Dr. Alpan is also one of the founding members of the Golden Circle of Excellence incognito group. Dr. Alpan is a Key Opinion Leader (KOL), speaker/educator for AcceleDent & Propel (MOP). When Dr. Alpan is not working he spends time with his wife Mary, son Zephyr & daughter Ambryn.
Dr. Jay Bowman
Dr. Jay Bowman received his D.M.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and a M.S.D. from Saint Louis University Department of Orthodontics. In addition to maintaining private practices in Portage, Kalamazoo and Paw Paw, Michigan, Dr. Bowman is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Saint Louis University. He developed and teaches the Straightwire course at The University of Michigan and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Bowman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, a Fellow of the American and the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a Regent of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation. He received the Angle Research Award in 2000 and the Alumni Merit Award from Saint Louis University in 2005.
Dr. Sam Daher
Dr. Sam Daher is a bilingual native of Montréal, Quebec, and received his D.D.S. from McGill University with distinction and a Master’s Degree with a specialty in orthodontics from the Université de Montréal, where he also taught undergraduate orthodontics. Dr. Daher is a keynote speaker throughout North America for Align Technology, is British Columbia’s first Invisalign® Elite Premier provider and reached Invisalign Elite Advantage Provider level in 2007. Dr. Daher is currently an Adjunct professor at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. He is a member of the American and Canadian Association of Orthodontists and a fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists. Since 2000, Dr. Daher has been treating patients at Daher Orthostyle, his Vancouver, British Columbia, private practice.
Dr. Manal Ibrahim
Dr. Manal Ibrahim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and dedicates her time to the practice of orthodontics as the owner of Innovative Orthodontic Centers with two locations in Illinois. She also holds a certificate in Advanced Combined Prosthodontics and practiced restorative, prosthetic and implant dentistry; treating adults with a variety of complex dental needs for nearly 10 years prior to becoming an orthodontist. She attended the University of Illinois at Chicago for her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and certificate in Advanced Combined Prosthodontics, followed by New York University, College of Dentistry, where she obtained her Certificate in Orthodontics.
Due to her unique background in prosthetics, implants and orthodontics, and her two specialty training programs, Dr. Ibrahim has the ability to treat orthodontic patients presenting with any degree of complexity. She’s passionate about identifying, embracing and adopting incredible technology that benefits her patients and has been recognized as an AcceleDent DIAMOND provider and a Top 1% Provider of Invisalign. In a period of less than three years, she has clinical experience with nearly 500 AcceleDent patients and nearly 2000 Invisalign patients in or completed treatment since 2012.
Dr. David Ostreicher
Dr. David Ostreicher is a graduate of Columbia University School of Dental Medicine where he received his dental degree and certificate of specialty in orthodontics. After dental school, Dr. Ostreicher continued his education and received an MS in Nutrition and then a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University. He has published dozens of articles and written three books, “Brush Your Teeth! and other simple ways to stay young and healthy”, “7 Reasons To Straighten Your Teeth”, and “Smiles, Teeth and Dentists.” Dr. Ostreicher is a professor emeritus at Columbia University and The University of New Haven. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, American Association of Dental Editors, American Public Health Association, and the Honorary Dental Society (OKU). Dr. Ostreicher is a lecturer for Align Technology, Inc. and is a pioneer in the field of accelerated orthodontics.
Dr. Straty Righellis
Dr. Straty Righellis, a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of the Pacific and University of California at San Francisco, Schools of Dentistry. Dr. Righellis is on the Editorial Review Board for the American Journal of Orthodontics and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on Excellence and Clinical Orthodontics. He is a faculty member at the FACEtx post graduate program and is past President of the Edward H. Angle Society, Northern California. He graduated from UCLA Dental School and received his orthodontic specialty certification from University of California at San Francisco. He maintains a private practice in Oakland, California.
Dr. Neil Warshawsky
Dr. Neil Warshawsky, a board certified orthodontic specialist, has over 18 years of experience with cleft palate and craniofacial cases and is an Associate Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Illinois Craniofacial Center. A strong proponent of customized orthodontic solutions, Dr. Warshawsky has been using the Invisalign® system since 1999. He has authored two articles on Essix retainers and in 2003, became one of the first orthodontists outside Europe to use the 3M Unitek Incognito™ Appliance System. Dr. Warshawsky received his D.D.S., M.S. and Certificate of Orthodontics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is a member of the World Federation of Orthodontics.