Photo taken in December 2019
Dr. Alan Yassin
Alan Alaa Yassin
DDS, MS, MSD
- Course Director, Clinical Implantology from A to Z.
- Periodontist and Oral Surgeon
- Fellow, International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Diplomate, German Board of Oral Implantology DGZI
- Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor/University of Washington
Dr. Yassin is dual trained dentist in both Periodontics and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
He attained his dental degree in 2001 from Aleppo University before receiving 4 years of extensive Oral and Maxillofacial training at Damascus Hospital! His specialty training in periodontology, along with his Master of Science in oral science was attained from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
Dr. Yassin is a Fellow of the International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Diplomat of the German Board of Oral Implantology DGZI. He has several publications and articles in refereed and in peer-reviewed journals; he also serves as a reviewer in many academic journals.
Dr. Yassin holds a teaching position at the University of Washington as an affiliate clinical assistant professor. He is also the Course Director and founder of the Implantology program of the Washington Academy of General Dentistry since 2018, in addition he actively lectures at national and international conferences and symposiums on the subject of implants and advanced esthetics/periodontal plastic surgery, in addition to rigorous online courses and webinars. He has a private practice limited to periodontics, oral surgery and implant dentistry in Seattle, Washington.
Dr. Doyel is a Fellow with the AAID and Diplomate with the ABOI/ID which symbolizes the highest level of competence in implant dentistry. He is also a leader in the 3D CAD/CAM dentistry and enjoys mentoring other dentists and sharing his knowledge with them. In addition to lecturing and in order to facilitate his passion for dental education, he is the founder of Dental Surgical Camps and hosts several camps for other doctors to attend throughout the year.
Dr Doyel also has extensive training in sinus lifts, bone augmentation, bone expansion & grafts, guided surgery, periodontics, periodontal therapy, gum grafts, and laser therapy. He specializes in other areas of general dentistry as well including endodontics or root canal therapy, full mouth reconstruction as he calls “New Smile in a Day”, and sleep apnea oral appliance therapy.
John A. Hodges
Dr. Hodges began restoring dental implants in 2001. He is extensively trained in implant surgery, implant restoration, and the lab processes associated with building your restoration. Dr. John Hodges has restored over 125 full-arch “All-On-4” fixed implant bridges. He lectures nationally for Nobel Biocare and Neoss on “All-On-4” restorations. Dr. Hodges has a reputation as a skilled and compassionate doctor, and he is honored to have been selected to Seattle Metropolitan’s “Top Dentists” three years in a row by his peers.
Dr. John Hodges graduated from the University of Southern California Dental School in 1993. He served in the U. S. Navy Dental Corps at Pearl Harbor for 3 years before relocating to Washington. While in the Navy, Dr. Hodges was honored to work part-time at CILHI (Central Identification Lab, HI) identifying the remains of MIA’s from Vietnam, Korea, and WWII. Dr. Hodges has placed and restored over 2,000 dental implants. Utilizing technology to improve your comfort and treatment success is very important to him. He is constantly attending continuing education covering all aspects of dental implant care, from surgery and restoration to lab processes and CAD technology. In fact, he is one of only a few dentists certified as a Nobel Biocare CAD technician in Washington State. He completed the one year fellowship program at the California Implant Institute and he is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Hodges is renowned for his ability to plan successful dental implant treatments and to trouble shoot and fix problems with existing dental implants. He serves as a mentor and consultant to doctors and dental labs throughout the West Coast.
DDS, PhD, MSD
Dr. Michi Katafuchi was born and raised in Nagasaki, Japan. He graduated in 2003 from Dental School in Fukuoka, Japan, where he received the Dentsply Honor Student Award for Dentistry.
From 2003-2007, Dr. Katafuchi pursued his Ph.D. thesis both at the Department of Prosthodontics at Fukuoka Dental Collage as well as The Dental Research Center of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Katafuchi joined the faculty at the Department of Prosthodontics of his alma mater in Fukuoka, where he taught the next generations of dentists and maintained his private faculty practice until 2013.
Dr. Katafuchi completed his postdoctoral training in Periodontics / Implants at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has authored several articles on bone biology and dental implants and has been invited to present in national and international meetings such as;
- The Academy of Osseointegration
- The International Symposium on Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
- The American Academy of Periodontology
- Recognized by Seattle Mets’ as Top Dentists for 2021
Recently, he was invited to China where he shared his knowledge of computer-guided surgery with fellow colleagues in the East. This presentation and cooperation lead to the idea of forming an international Study Circle. Locally, he has taught at the University of Washington and continues to donate his time to the Dental School as an affiliate faculty member.
Layla Arab Yassin
Layla Arab Yassin, DDS, MS is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who practices at University Of Washington Dept Of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Layla Arab Yassin has 5 years of experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Layla Arab Yassin, DDS, MS earned degrees of a Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science.
DDS, MSD, PS
Dr. Michael Yeh D.D.S., M.S.D., P.S. is recognized for his excellent comprehensive restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry.
Dr. Yeh is the only Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry in King County, WA. The Diplomate status symbolizes the highest level of competence in Implant Dentistry which is obtained through a rigorous examination process.
He is a Certified Prosthodontist – a specialist who has successfully completed an additional three year advanced program in prosthodontics and implant dentistry that provides him the added expertise to diagnose, and treat the most complex dental problems. He completed his prosthodontic residency and received his Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry Degree (M.S.D.) from the Graduate Prosthodontic Program at University of Washington.
Homa H. Zadeh
Dr. Zadeh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery. He has served as tenured associate professor, Director of the post-doctoral periodontology (2012 to 2019), as well as Chair of Periodontology Section (2003-2006) at USC Ostrow School of Dentistry. Dr. Zadeh graduated from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a BS degree, followed by Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from USC Ostrow School of Dentistry. He completed post-doctoral clinical training in periodontology, as well as a PhD degree in immunology, at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) School of Dental Medicine and School of Medicine, respectively. Dr. Zadeh has lectured nationally and internationally in over 30 countries at prestigious conferences on topics ranging from aesthetics to minimally invasive periodontal and implant surgery, as well as tissue engineering.Dr Zadeh served as president of the Western Society of Periodontology (WSP) in 2017, which is the largest regional periodontology society spanning the 16 western US states and Canadian provinces.
Dr Zadeh is the innovator of the VISTA technique recognized around the world as one of the most effective methods for the treatment of gum recession. He has also innovated many concepts and devices, which have been patented and developed into products in clinical use in many countries.
Dr. Zadeh has directed the Laboratory for Immunoregulation and Tissue Engineering (LITE) at USC, which is a scientific research group dedicated to studying basic mechanisms to regulate bone and tissue regeneration and destruction under healthy and disease states, as well as conducting clinical trials of dental implant outcomes. He has an extensive publication track, including over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and numerous book chapters. He serves as an editorial reviewer for many scientific journals.
He served as a chartered scientific reviewer to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and chaired a scientific panel at the NIH Center for Scientific Review. Dr. Zadeh has served as the director of USC International Periodontal and Implant Symposium. Dr. Zadeh is the recipient of many honors and awards, including outstanding teaching award and outstanding service award from USC Ostrow School of Dentistry and many research grants.
He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Western Society of Periodontology (WSP), California Society of Periodontists (CSP), American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED), Academy of Osseointegration (AO), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), San Fernando Valley Dental Association (SFVDA) and Santa Barbara Ventura Dental Association (SBVDA).