MasterTrack Faculty Members

Nadim Baba

DMD, MSD, FACP

Dr. Baba received his DMD degree from the University of Montreal in 1996. He completed a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Prosthodontics and a Masters degree in Restorative Sciences in Prosthodontics from Boston University School of Dentistry in 1999. Dr. Baba serves as a Professor in the Advanced Education program in Prosthodontics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry in the Comprehensive Dentistry Department, and maintains a part-time private practice in Glendale, CA. He is currently the President of the American College of Prosthodontists and an active member of various professional organizations and a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and the Academy of Prosthodontics. He is also the Associate Editor for the Aesthetics/Prosthetics/Restorative section at the Journal of Dental Traumatology and a reviewer for the Journal of Prosthodontics and the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Baba has received several honors and awards including: The David J. Baraban Award from Boston University, the Claude R. Baker Faculty award for Excellence in Teaching Predoctoral Fixed prosthodontics in 2009 from the AAFP, and the California dental Association Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty award in 2010.

He is the author of numerous publications and has recently published a book entitled “Restoration of Endodontically treated teeth: evidence based diagnosis and treatment Planning” and has lectured nationally and internationally.

Dr. Mark Drangsholt

Mark Drangsholt

DDS, MPH, PhD

Dr. Drangsholt received his DDS degree from the University of Washington in 1984 and completed a general practice residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago in 1985. He began a general dental practice in Kent, Washington, in 1985 where he continued to practice from half to full time until 1995. He returned to the University of Washington and earned his M.P.H. in Epidemiology in 1992, a certificate in Oral Medicine in 1995 and completed his PhD in Epidemiology in 2004. He was appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2006.

Dr. Mai-Ly Duong

Mai-Ly Duong

DMD, MPH, MEd

Mai-Ly (My-Lee) received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) and her Masters in Public Health (M.P.H.) from A.T. Still University. In additional to private practice, she also serves as Assistant Professor at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. In addition to her dental school training, she received a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from NYU Lutheran Medical Center, which helped her evolve her skills to include CEREC restorations, implant placement and restoration, and advanced periodontal surgery. She is trained in sedation dentistry, as well as in treating patients who have special needs or complex medical conditions.

She recently completed her Masters in Education from the University of the Pacific and is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). She is active in Spear Education and has a passion for lifelong learning. She is an active AzDA and ADA member serving both on the state and national level in various positions. She also serves on the Arizona Dental Foundation Board of Directors, Special Care Dentistry Association national board, Oral Cancer Foundation – Arizona Chair , and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Event Committee.

During her spare time, she loves watching movies and playing with her dogs.

Dr. Kevin Kwiecien

Kevin Kwiecien

DMD, MS

Dr. Kwiecien graduated from Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry in 1995 and holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration. He has more than 25 years of private practice experience with most of those years overlapping in academia.

Before joining Spear Education full-time from 2014 – 2017, Dr. Kwiecien served as assistant professor of restorative dentistry at Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry where his roles included director of the university’s faculty dental practice, as well as course director of pre-clinical fixed prosthodontics and co-course director of advanced restorative concepts. Dr. Kwiecien’s dedication to highlevel continuing education began with Dr. Frank Spear in 2001. Shortly thereafter, he completed the curriculum at the L.D. Pankey Institute. He has over a decade of national and international lecturing and workshops. Dr. Kwiecien is an adjunct faculty member at Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine, directing the practice management curriculum. He also serves as faculty member at the L.D. Pankey Institute and dedicates the majority of his time as the owner of K Squared Facilitation and Dental Education, facilitating long-term health for the practice, team, and patient.

Pamela Maragliano-Munoz

DMD

Dr. Maragliano-Muniz was a dental hygienist before earning her DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and her certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics from UCLA School of Dentistry. She is a board-certified prosthodontist, the Chief Editor for DentistryIQ.com and Editorial Director for Dental Academy of Continuing Education. In addition, she is a Chief Development Officer for Cellerant Consulting Group, a faculty member at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, maintains a private practice in Salem, MA. She lectures internationally and is extensively published. Her passion for prevention has stayed with her throughout her career and in 2010, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz was awarded the 2010 Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year by the American Dental Association.

Judy Kay Mausolf

Judy Kay Mausolf

Judy Kay Mausolf is a speaker, author, and dental culture specialist with expertise in helping others get happier and more successful! She coaches dentists and their teams how to become better leaders, communicate effectively, work together better and deliver service with more focus and passion which result in cultivating a happier, healthier and higher performing culture.

She is Past President of National Speakers Association (Minnesota Chapter), Director of Sponsoring Partners for the Speaking Consulting Network and a member of the National Speakers Association and Academy of Dental Management Consultants and recognized as a leader in consulting by Dentistry Today. She is author of three books; “TA-DAH, Delivering W.O.W. Service, and “Rise & Shine!”, and a contributing author for many dental magazines. She also publishes a monthly newsletter entitled “Show Your Shine”.

Judy Kay lives in MN with her awesome husband Steve who makes her special coffee every morning!

Dr. John S. Olmsted

John S. Olmsted

DDS, MS

Dr. John S. Olmsted is a past President of the American Association of Endodontists, and past General Chairperson of the American Dental Association 2004 Orlando, FL Meeting. He has been active in practice, teaching, lecturing, and professional dental organizations for the past 43 years. John has presented 570 days of scientific sessions with international, national, regional, state dental meetings, and dental schools. He is emeritus in a group endodontic practice in Greensboro, NC with Dr. Hal W. Mohorn, Jr., Dr. Steven G. Mohorn, Dr. Ken Morgan, Jr., Dr. Matthew Baird, Dr. Will Stanley, Dr. Leslie Malueg, Dr. H. Wayne Mohorn, Sr. (emeritus), and Dr. Stuart B. Fountain (emeritus), Dennis L. Torney (emeritus).

John received his DDS from the University of Iowa in 1975 and was awarded OKU. He earned his MS from the University of North Carolina in 1977 and is currently an Adjunct Professor in Endodontics at the University of North Carolina and the University of Iowa. He is certified by the American Board of Endodontics and obtained his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 1984, Fellowship in the International College of Dentists (FICD) in 1989, Fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy in 1993, and Fellowship in the American College of Dentists (FACD) in 1995.

Dr. John Nosti

John Nosti

DMD, FAGD, FACE, FICOI

Dr. John Nosti graduated from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and went on to pursue an extensive post graduate education in cosmetic dentistry, occlusion, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and full mouth rehabilitation.

He practices with an emphasis on functional cosmetic dentistry in southern New Jersey, holding Fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

John is the Clinical Director for the Clinical Mastery Series and is Prosthetic Faculty for the Misch Institute.

Dr. Christopher Riolo

Christopher Riolo

DDS, MS, PhD

Dr. Riolo received his DDS from the University of Michigan. He received his Specialty Certificate and MS in Orthodontics at the University of Detroit Mercy. He subsequently returned to the University of Michigan where he completed a PhD in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health. Dr Riolo currently has academic appointments at the University of Detroit Mercy and the University of Washington dental schools. He was the course director of the interdisciplinary seminar and interdisciplinary clinic segment for 7 years at the University of Washington. Dr Riolo is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He maintains a completely digital private practice consisting of 95% adult patients; emphasizing the use of lingual appliances and in-house clear aligners to provide aesthetic orthodontic treatment options to this adult patient population. Dr. Riolo publishes and lectures on topics related to lingual orthodontics, 3D printing and orthodontic digital workflow.

Dr. Alan Yassin

Implantology Program Director

Alan Alaa Yassin

DDS, MS, MSD

  • Program 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 a 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 Program 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.