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Our Instructors

Dr. Leo Malin

Dr. Leo Malin instructs a wide range of courses each year, including implant basics, and advanced surgical and restorative protocols. He is Director of the Dominican Training Institute.

Early in his career, Dr. Malin discovered that implant placement techniques typically used would not deliver a standard, predictable result. Dr. Malin, along with other experts in the fields of radiology and occlusion, developed an occlusion-based implant placement technique that guarantees implant case control. This technique has led to four U.S. patents and provided exceptional clinical implant surgical and restorative results.

In addition, Dr. Malin was the first in the U.S. to offer mobile 3D imaging to doctors and dental implant surgical guides and case planning services. He also developed a robust tapered implant system and implant distribution company to better serve the dental implant market.

Dr. Malin lectures across North America on full-mouth reconstructions and implant placements, and has received several awards for his contributions in implant and neuromuscular dentistry.

Dr. Malin received his DDS degree from Marquette University in 1991

Dr. Randy Berger, OMFS

Dr. Berger completed his dental education at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. He then completed his general practice residency at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Follow that, Dr. Berger attended the University of Toronto for his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. The program was heavily weight in TMJ and orthognathic surgery.

Currently, Dr. Berger has a private practice in Regina, Saskatchewan. He has been practicing there for 29 years and considers it a privilege to provide oral surgery services for the people of southern Saskatchewan. He has also at one time been a participant of the Dominican Training Institute’s program, stating that “it helped me greatly enhance my skills and it was an experience that I very much enjoyed!”

In his leisure time, Dr. Berger enjoys spending time with his family, amateur astronomy, photography and physical training.

Dr. Joseph Akhikar

Dr. Joseph Akhikar graduated from Boston university school of dental medicine with High Honors. Dr. Akhikar completed the post graduate study and residency program in advanced education in general dentistry earning the Best Clinical Performance Award. He was awarded Diplomat of the American Dental Implant Association, and Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist. He is the recipient of several awards and distinctions. He is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society and many others. He is the recipient of American Top Dentist award 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Dr. Joseph Akhikar lives and practices in the Chicago area . He feels strongly that there is no greater reward than improving the quality of someone’s life and helping them to feel confident and happy with their healthy smile. In his spare time, Dr. Akhikar enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing soccer, and traveling.

Dr. Kevin Bril

Dr. Kevin Bril completed his undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota in 2003. He then continued on to the University of Minnesota Dental School where he graduated in 2007. He has been practicing in the Twin Cities area since his graduation. Dr. Kevin has focused on continually educating himself on the profession’s newest technologies and the incorporation of these practices into every procedure, in a constant effort to better serve his patients. He has amassed a significant amount of continuing education credit focusing on the areas of Implant placement and restoration, Endodontics, Tempro-mandibular Disorder, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Kevin strives to continually stay on top of advances in state of the art dental technology and techniques in order to constantly provide patients with exceptional dental care. This lead to Dr. Kevin achieving the prestigious honor of his fellowship from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Kevin’s goal is to provide exceptional comprehensive care for his patients while utilizing and expanding on his current skills and knowledge in dentistry. Dr. Kevin is a current member of the ADA, MDA, AGD and IAPA. Dr. Kevin also serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the neuroscience company Solace Lifesciences.

Dr. Matt Bynum

Dr. Matt Bynum graduated from The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1995.  He maintains a private practice in Simpsonville, SC, with emphasis on Aesthetic, restorative, physiologic and implant dentistry.  He is the co-author of the acclaimed book “The Boomerang Effect”. He still serves as consultant to several dental manufacturers and laboratories, but most importantly he is a husband, a father of three very active and athletic boys, a baseball coach, a leader, and a man who would prefer to be called “dad” or “coach” before being called “doctor”.  Dr. Bynum is an educator, a mentor and a international lecturer, speaking on topics of goal setting, motivation and helping everyone be the very best version of themselves possible.

Dr. Joel Crane

Joel P. Crane, D.D.S. attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2001. In 2005 Dr. Crane received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. While in dental school, Dr. Crane received the following awards: Indiana University School of Dentistry Alumni Scholarship, Perry Dental Study Group Scholarship for Academic Achievement, Harvey G. Levinson Memorial Scholarship Recipient, The American Equilibration Society Award, and The Organization of Teachers Diagnosis Award.

Dr. Crane maintains a private family practice in Lodi, Wisconsin.  He performs all aspects of dentistry. He has taken countless hours of continuing education in occlusion, orthodontics, as well as implant dentistry. He is currently affiliated with the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, The Academy of Straightwire and Functional Orthodontics, the Midstate Implant Study Club and the Madison Dental Progress Forum.

Dr. Joel Crane enjoys spending time with his wife of nearly 14 years, Katie, three daughters and a son. In his free time, Dr. Crane enjoys playing volleyball, softball, golfing, hunting, and fishing.

Dr. Jon Feist

Dr. Feist earned an MS- Biology/Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1981 and graduated from the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry in 1985 with a DDS degree. He has been in private practice in LaCrosse Wisconsin since 1985. In 2017,  Jon was awarded the coveted Mastership Award from the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. He also has Fellowships in the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA) and the Academy of Laser Dentistry. He is a firm believer in continuing education, often taking 50-100 hours of advanced education each year, even with his busy work schedule and teaching. In addition to being an instructor for the Dominican Training Institute, he is a lecturer for Implant Logistics and has presented for Fotona Lasers.

Dr. Feist has been on the leading edge of dentistry for his entire career, owning one of the first intra-oral cameras available (Sony Denta-Cam in 1987). He purchased his first laser in 2000 and currently uses NdYAG and ErYAG lasers on a daily basis, has been a CEREC user for over 15 years, and obtained a Cone Beam unit in 2012 to enhance orthodontic treatment and to use for guided surgery implant placement.

Besides his great passion for dentistry, Dr. Feist competes in weekly sailboat racing and travels to several regattas. Living in a wonderful community that provides him access to local lakes allows him to keep his sailing skill level at its peak. Considering that he spends the greater part of his day working upside down thru magnification on someone’s teeth, the wide open lake and wind in his hair are a welcome end to his day!

Dr. Andrew Kelly

Dr. Andrew Kelly maintains a private practice in Clemmons, North Carolina, dedicated to cosmetic dentistry, and implant placement and restoration. He has been placing and restoring implants since 1988.  Dr. Kelly is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, a member of the Forsyth County Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Piedmont Society of Advanced Dental Studies, International Congress of Oral Implantology, a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Kelly is a 1988 graduate of the Core Vent Institute in Encino, California. Under the guidance of Dr. Gerald Niznick, he became proficient in the placement and restoration of dental implants. Dr. Kelly is also a graduate of the Implant Maxi Course at the Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. Kelly earned his undergraduate degree in Medical Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry from California State University at Long Beach in 1979. In 1983, he graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry.

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