National Dental Advisory Board
Charles Rodgers, DDS
Charles Rodgers DDS is a 1987 graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He has been supported by Pacific Dental Services since 1994, becoming an Owner Doctor in 1996, a Multiple Office Owner Dentist in 1998 and is now Vice President of Clinical Quality. Dr. Rodgers oversees clinical guidance as chair for their National Dental Advisory Board and serves as the Chair of Clinical Quality for the PDS Institute. He is a member of the ADA, CDA, Orange County Dental Society, American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, and cerecdocs.com.
Adam Burr, DDS
Dr. Adam Burr is graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and is a multiple-office owner dentist supported by Pacific Dental Services®. He is a member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Burr is a past recipient of the American College of Prosthodontists Award for exceptional crowns and bridges.
Brian Buehler, DDS
Brian Buehler is a 1990 graduate from University of Southern California and has been practicing in South Orange County, California in both private practice and group settings. He is an internationally published author focused on CAD/CAM, cone beam, and digitial technologies. He has served as an advisor to numerous dental companies and a beta tester to both E4D and Sirona.
Scott Cairns, DDS
Dr. Scott Cairns is a graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry and has been practicing dentistry since 1999. He is a multiple-office owner dentist with three offices in Southern Colorado. Dr. Cairns is driven to help new dentists along their journey toward improving their dentistry and quality of life.
Sonny Chokka, DDS
Dr. Chokka graduated Loma Linda University in 1993. He is an owner in four large group practices in southern California and is a graduate of Sirona Speakers Academy. He has presented at the California Dental Association and has authored articles for Dental Economics. He is a Pacific Dental Services Supported Owner Dentist where he is a lecturer, speaker, advisory board member and consultant.
Eric Ellis, DMD
Dr. Eric Elis is a board certified pediatric dentist with more than six years of experience. Dr. Ellis is a graduate of the Case School of Dental Medicine, and he received his specialty training at Children’s Hospital of Michigan where he held the position of chief resident. He is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the ADA.
Paul Gebhart, DDS
Dr. Paul Gebhart has been practicing for more than 20 years, in the Midwest as well as in Arizona. He earned his BS at Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, and DDS from Northwestern University Dental School, Evanston, IL.
Carolyn Ghazal, DDS
Dr. Carol Ghazal is a 1990 graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. She partnered with Pacific Dental Services in 1991 and bought into her first practice in 1993. She has served on the National Dental Advisory Board since its inception and is a member of the CDA and ADA.
Mario Herrejon-Ruiz, DMD
Dr. Mario Herrejon-Ruiz is a graduate of the University of Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Herrejon-Ruiz has been a past recipient of the General Dentist Award from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Daniel Howard, DDS
Dr. Daniel Howard has been practicing dentistry since 1998. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and he studied Biochemistry from Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
Jan LeBeau, RDH
Jan LeBeau RDH has been in the practice and education of Dental Hygiene for over 30 years, joining Pacific Dental Services in 2009 serving as the chair of hygiene. Jan has lectured and published articles on Lasers and Periodontal Disease, The Hygienists Role in Implant Maintenance and Effective Communication for the Dental Hygienist. Jan is an active member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the American Dental Hygiene Association.
William McGlashan, DDS
Dr. William McGlashan has been practicing dentistry for nearly 30 years. He earned his BS degree from the College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, and he graduated with his DDS from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dr. McGlashan mentors, trains and develops clinicians. He is a member of the ADA and WSDA.
John Nosti, DDS
Dr. John Nosti has been practicing dentistry since 2001. He is a graduate from Creighton University's School of Dentistry and is a member and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr Nosti has been supported by Pacific Dental Services since 2003.
Janki Patel, DMD
Dr. Janki Patel is a graduate of College of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of General Dentistry, and the Georgia Dental Association.
Michael J. Perpich, DDS
Dr. Perpich has been a dentist since 1983 and has held leadership positions and been an advocate for dentists on the state and national level. He married Michele Dolce in 1989 and they have two sons, Matt and Christopher, and a golden retriever, Annie. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, watching sports (particularly football—his favorite team is the Vikings), relaxing with his family, and cooking gourmet meals for his family and friends.
Jaleh Pourhamidi, MDSc, DMD, FACS
Dr. Jaleh Pourhamidi is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine for her DMD degree (1999) as well as her Certificate in Orthodontics and Masters of Dental Sciences (2002). She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics as well as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists. Dr. Pourhamidi currently holds membership in many national and international organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Education Association, College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the International Academy of Advanced Interdisciplinary Dentistry, the North American Craniofacial Conference, the American Dental Association, and the International Association of Dental Research.
Darin Reagan, DDS
Dr. Darin Reagan is a 1986 graduate of University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He has been supported by Pacific Dental Services since 1994, opened his first office in 1996 and became a Multiple Practice owner in 1999, with offices in San Clemente, Rancho Santa Margarita and Costa Mesa, California. He continues to mentor, train and develop clinicians. He has been practicing conservative bonded dentistry for over 15 years, utilizing CEREC® CAD/CAM technology for the past eight. He is a member of the ADA and CDA.
Lance Rygg, DDS
Dr. Rygg entered private practice ownership in 1981 after completing his tour as a dentist in the US Navy. Since then he has owned multiple practices including a large multi-specialty practice in the San Jose area. Dr. Rygg currently partne partners with Pacific Dental Services as a multi-practice owner primarily in the San Diego area. He is active in development of the associates in his practices and is an instructor at New Supported Doctor Orientations.
G. Scott Sauer, DDS
Dr. Scott Sauer graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1990. He has taught for Dentistry by Design, Baylor College of Dentistry and Pacific Dental Services. He served as a case examiner and was a fellow/accredited member of the ACCD.
Alex Sharifian, DDS
Alex Sharifian MS DDS has been practicing dentistry since 1997. He is a graduate from University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He has been supported by Pacific Dental Services since 1998 starting as a single practice owner. Dr. Sharifian mentors, trains, and develops clinicians. He is a member of the ADA and CDA.
Jamie Atiga-Toop, DDS
Dr. Atiga-Toop is married with one dog, a Siberian husky. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, golf, snowboarding, and traveling. Her favorite vacation spots include Bora Bora, French Polynesia, and Isle de Capri, Italy.
Bryan Watanabe, DDS
Dr. Bryan Watanabe is a graduate of Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA, Class of 1992. He is a member of the California Dental Association and the Tri-County Dental Society. Dr. Watanabe is a multi-practice owner and has been supported by Pacific Dental Services since 1996.
Matthew Yip, DDS
Dr. Matthew Yip is a graduate of Creighton University’s School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Yip has been a past recipient of the International College of Dentistry Leadership Award.