Regions

We have established a number of Regional Centres to serve as hand-on training facilities. Each Regional Facilitator is a highly-trained dentist, carefully selected by Dr. Chan, and each has learned Dr. Chan's techniques and philosophy directly from him.

At present there are centres located in:

  • Boston Area (Massachusetts/Rhode Island);
  • Las Vegas (Nevada);
  • St. Louis/Kansas City (Missouri);
  • Austin (Texas);
  • Denver (Colorado);
  • Ottawa (Eastern Ontario);
  • Philadelphia Area (South Pennsylvania/Delaware);
  • Charleston/Savannah Areas (South Carolina/ East Georgia);
  • Maui (Hawaii);
  • Vancouver (Southwestern BC);
  • Vernon (Okanagan Valley, BC);
  • San Diego Area:
  • Palm Desert/Los Angeles Area;
  • Northern California;
  • Salt Lake City (Utah);
  • Calgary (Southern Alberta);
  • Cayman Islands (Northern Caribbean);
  • Toronto Area (Ontario);
  • Tokyo (Japan);
  • New York, New York

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Dr. Ramin Mehregan  (Boston Area)

Graduated from Boston University, School of Dental Medicine, in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1992. After graduation he has received extensive postgraduate training in cosmetic and full mouth reconstructive dentistry. His cosmetic journey evolved in Neuromuscular Dentistry training with Dr. Clayton Chan. His quest for excellence then placed him on the path of orthopedics and orthodontics. He now has the knowledge and ability to diagnose and treat his patients' lifelong medical and dental mysteries and afflictions with the three disciplines of dentistry, namely TMD, Restorative, and Orthopedics. As a life-long learner and his continued pursuit of excellence and his passion to share what he has learned over the years with other dentists, has placed him as a mentor at Dr. Chan's Occlusion Connections Team. He also is the executive editor of the "Advocate", Occlusion Connections Newsletter, where he collaborates with Dr. Chan on many articles. 

Dr. Mehregan is an avid Mountain Climber, and is our Expert in that area. He is available to answer your questions on the demands of the sport and the potential benefits of the AgilityGuard to Mountain Climbers

Dr Mehregan is located at 95 Washington Street, Canton MA 02021.  Phone: (781) 821-2120.  Email:  drmehregan@agilityguard.com

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Dr. Joseph G. Willardsen  (Las Vegas)

Graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He then continued his cosmetic dental training and became a full-mouth graduate at Las Vegas Institute, Arrowhead International and Occlusion Connections. His comprehensive training in advanced neuromuscular dentistry, achieved by less than 1 % of all dentists in the United States, makes him part of an elite group of dentists.

As a result of Dr. Willardsen's training and outstanding results, he has been invited to be the leading dentists on numerous television, news and talk shows. His knowledge and experience have allowed him to teach other dentists interested in the field of cosmetic dentistry. As well as writing articles for well-regarded dental publications, he has been featured and seen in popular magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazaar. Town & Country, Marie Claire, Redbook, Vegas, Aesthetic Dentistry, Dental Economics, Nevada Woman, Esteem, Item and others.His natural talent and ability to create beautiful smiles have made him popular with professional athletes, television hosts, newscasters, models, beauty pageant winners and many cosmetically-driven patients. 

Dr. Willardsen is an experienced Action Sports participant, having entered several desert racing events and enjoyed his fair share of victories. Dr. WIllardsen is able to assist you in understanding how the AgilityGuard might address the needs of individuals who participate in various Action Sports.

Dr. Willardsen is located at 9061 W. Post Road, Las Vegas, NV 89148.  Phone: (702) 434-4800.   Email: drwillardsen@agilityguard.com

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Dr. Roger Buzbee (Missouri)

Dr. Buzbee is a graduate of Drury University in Springfield, Missouri and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. Dr. Buzbee joined Buzbee Dental Clinic in 1988. He is a member of the Greater Springfield Dental Society, the Missouri Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Buzbee has completed numerous post-graduate courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. These courses include: Advanced Anterior Aesthetic Dentistry; Comprehensive Aesthetic Reconstruction; Full-Mouth Reconstruction; Neuromuscular Occlusion; TMD-Differential Diagnosis and Neuromuscular Orthodontics. He continues his advanced dental training under the auspices of Dr. Clayton Chan at Occlussion Connections. 

Dr. Buzbee is a Basketball enthusiast who is available to discuss with you how the AgilityGuard  might meet the needs of Basketballers. 

Dr. Buzbee is located at 1244 East Lark Street, Springfield, MO  65804. Phone: (417) 881-1388.   Email:  drbuzbee@agilityguard.com

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Dr Gregg Ueckert (Austin, Texas)

Dr. Gregg Ueckert has been practicing general dentistry as well as neuromuscular dentistry in Austin, Texas for over 16 years. Gregg grew up just outside of Houston in Baytown, Texas where he attended high school and quickly gained interest in the study of arts and sciences. In pursuit of his interests, Gregg attended the University of Texas and soon gravitated toward the health care curriculum. He graduated from the University of Texas
and decided to continue on his path to be a dentist. Gregg graduated with his dental degree in 1994 from theUniversity of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He has managed a very successful dental clinic in Austin, Texas for over 16 years.

Dr. Ueckert is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American DentalAssociation, Academy of General Dentistry and the Texas Dental Association. Gregg was a past member of the 10th district dental society's peer review committee and is active in his mentoring program for pre?dental students. Dr. Ueckert has also been studying with Dr. Chan's Occlusion Connections levels 1 through level 6 for the past year and a half.

Dr. Ueckert strives for perfection and lives by his own personal motto, "Creating Good Health and Wellbeing with a Smile". Gregg's personal attention to his patient's well being as well as his ability to empathize with his patients has led him to a more homeopathic path. His primary focus of practice is the treatment of TMD patients, Cosmetic dentistry and removable prosthetics. Dr. Ueckert has been offering Neuromuscular Dentistry at his office for over 10 years and has seen amazing results.
Gregg has been married to Lisa for 7 years and just recently welcomed into the world on February 14, 2010 their 2 sons Lars, and Linus. Gregg is also a competitive cyclist and bicycle commuter. His favorite saying is "persistence leads to perfection" and he views his work as functional art and takes great pride in creating health and well being with a smile. 

Dr. Ueckert is a Cyclist who is able to guide you on the needs of Cyclists and the potential for the AgilityGuard to meet those needs. 

Dr. Ueckert is located at 7030 Village Center Drive, Austin, TX 78731. Phone: (512) 345-3166.   Email: drueckert@agilityguard.com

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Dr. Bernard Slota (Denver Area)

Bernard Slota, a graduate of Marquette University school of dentistry has spent his professional career as a general dentist. Dr. Slota was one of the leaders of the dental cosmetic movement. Dr. Slota has taken thousands of hours of post graduate dental courses spanning most of the dental disciplines. Dr. Slota has studied with and been mentored by some of the finest dentists ever including Drs. Jankelson, Garry, Chan, Dawson, Spahl, Witzig, Mazzocco, Gerber and others. Dr. Slota has spent the past 11 years successfully treating general dental, TMJ and cosmetic patients from a Neuromuscular approach.

Dr. Slota is located at 1050 17th Street, Suite B190, Denver, Colorado 80265, and his telephone number is (303) 623-4444.  Email:  drslota@agilityguard.com

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Dr. Hoa Nguyen (Ottawa Area)

Hoa Nguyen, is a graduate of McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry, receiving his Doctor of Dental of Surgery degree in 1989. He has focused his dental practice in Comprehensive Advanced Dentistry to restore his patients' dental health to optimal levels over the past 18 years in Ottawa, Ontario. He has completed the curriculum offered at the Las Vegas Institute for advanced dental studies and has continued to advance his training in neuromuscular dentistry and gnathological teachings offered at Occlusion Connections with Dr. Chan. Dr. Nguyen has taken numerous post graduate courses in orthodontic/orthopedics, endodontics as well as advanced surgical training in implantology offered by the Misch International Implant Institute/Canada. 

In 2006, he, with others martial artists, represented Canada to participate in the 7th Junior / 2nd Veteran International Taekwon-do Federation (ITF) World Championships held in Sofia, Bulgary; where he won a Gold Medal in his category. His expertise and clinical training in TMD, restorative and orthopedics has qualified him to mentor other doctors attending the Occlusion Connections training program. Dr. Nguyen is available to explain the potential benefits of the AgilityGuard in meeting the needs of other Martial Artists.

Dr. Nguyen is located at 267 O'Connor Street, Suite 421, Ottawa ON K2P 1V3. Phone: (613) 232-6735.  Email:  drnguyen@agilityguard.com

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Dr. Richard Carroccia (Philadelphia Area)

Dr. Richard Carroccia is a graduate of the Boston University, School of Graduate Dentistry. He practices advanced restorative, aesthetic/cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry. He has completed many post graduate courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and has furthered his training at Occlusion Connections which has advanced his technical skills and diagnostic abilities to treat the more complex TMD and sleep apnea cases using advanced computerized instrumentation and the clinical protocols pioneered by Dr. Clayton Chan.  Dr. Carroccia is a Regional Facilitator supporting the Occlusion Connections teachings and Bite-Optimization techniques.

Dr. Carroccia's neuromuscular training allows him to diagnose and treat TMJ problems by utilizing state of the art EMG and jaw tracking technology.  He is certified in Invisalign and dental lasers and proficient with the iTero system which incorporates impression free procedures.  His focus on the overall health includes assisting patients with Sleep Apnea who are CPAP intolerant.  

Dr. Carroccia's active affiliations include the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The Academy of Graduate dentistry, The American Dental Association, Delaware State Dental Society and the First State Implant Study group. In addition to his professional commitments, Dr. Carroccia also lectures to the public on cosmetics, neuromuscular dentistry and the latest advances and technology in modern dentistry.  Dr. Carroccia is located at 1415 Foulk Road, Suite 200, Wilmington DE 19803.  Phone: (302) 477-4900.  Email:  drcarroccia@agilityguard.com

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Dr. Chris Mohler (Charleston/Savannah Area)

Dr. Mohler is a 1986 of the Loyola University School of Dentistry, receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He practiced in both Missouri and Kansas until 1989 when he was commissioned as a dental officer in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. Dr. Mohler spent five years with the Marine Corps and departed the Navy in 1994 to begin a general practice in Beaufort, SC.

Striving to offer the very best to his patients, Dr. Mohler has completed training in restorative care, sedation dentistry, endodontics, and implant restoration. In 2001, Dr. Mohler began the curriculum for Neuromuscular Dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He shifted his practice to comprehensive care with emphasis on the TMD pain patient. He completed the core curriculum and advanced TMD training in 2006.

Dr. Mohler has further advanced his TMD training while attending courses at Occlusion Connections under his mentor, Dr. Clayton Chan. Dr. Mohler continues his commitment to advanced training at Occlusion Connections furthering his knowledge of the combined orthopedic and gnathologic approach to treating TMD.
Dr. Mohler is a respected member of his community, participating in quarterly clinics for indigent dental care. He is an elder in his church, serving in a key administrative position. In 2008, he was the inaugural chairman of the Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Sea Island Presbyterian Church Day School. His latest venture is the formation of the Beaufort Dental Study Club where he shares his knowledge of advanced dental treatment. 

Dr. Mohler, an avid Marksman, is able to assist you in appreciating how the AglityGuard might address the needs of Marksmen and Archers.

Dr. Mohler is located at  200 Midtown Drive, Beaufort SC 29906.   Phone: (843) 522-1442.   Email:  drmohler@agilityguard.com

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Dr. Barkley Bastian (Hawaii)

Dr. Barkley Bastian graduated from University of California Santa Cruz with BA degree in Biology in 1989. He has furthered his graduate training in dentistry at the University of Washington Dental School 1994 where he received his DDS degree. His active lifestyle and love of the outdoors prompted him to move to Maui, Hawaii in 1994 where he has established his private practice in Pukalani. Dentistry has provided Dr Bastian with license to learn and that he has done, through continuing education courses that led him to define his practice today. Dr Barkley Bastian's practice focuses on whole body health, Neuromuscular, Restorative and TMD. 

 Dr. Barkley has been a member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) since graduating from Dental school. Upon taking many CE courses every year the Las Vegas Institute for advanced Dental Studies provided Dr Bastian a platform to meet some great mentors like Dr Clayton Chan, Dr Robert Jankelson, Dr James Gerry along with countless other colleagues looking to "up the ante" of not only their practice but the quality of their lives. In our office we love the patient that comes in for a second opinion because we know what we tell them going to be completely different. We love the patient that comes in with the ever so common complaint that "I had this work done recently and it just never felt right" we can almost always provide an adjustment that has these patients convinced that we just performed magic. We love what we do and have fun with our colleagues, our team and especially our clients. I am honored to be invited by Dr. Clayton Chan as one of the premiere regional center facilitators supporting Occlusion Connections teachings.  

Dr. Bastian is enthusiastic about Water Sports such as Surfing, Stand-Up Paddling, One-Man Canoeing, Windsurfing and Tow in Surfing, and is able to assist you in understanding how the AgilityGuard might address the needs of participants in those sports.  

Dr. Bastian is located at 81 Makawao Avenue, Makawao HI 96768.  Phone: (808) 572-9461.  Email:  drbastian@agilityguard.com

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Dr. Derek Okamura (Vancouver Area)

Dr. Derek M. Okamura graduated in 1994 from the University of Manitoba. His active lifestyle and love of the outdoors prompted him to move to Vancouver, B.C. in 1996 where he currently practices. His established Vancouver office focuses on TMD, Neuromuscular Orthodontics and Chronic pain.
He first began his interest in core stability in his exercise regime due to occupational pain. In addition, he suffers from TMD and understands the pain caused by the condition. He broadened his focus to consider all aspects of a healthy lifestyle to include eating organic and local foods and reducing environmental and occupational toxins. The natural progression of his holistic philosophy in health and wellness extends to his passion for dentistry.
His area of special interest is core stability and its relationship to both proper occlusal loading and atlas alignment. Subsequently, Dr. Okamura has focused his continuing education in these areas and has attended Occlusion Connections, LVI, Seattle Institute, Loudens Orthodontic Seminars, and Pankey.  Dr. Okamura is located at 2635 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V6K 2G2.  Phone: (604) 736-2124.  Email: drokamura@agilityguard.com

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Dr. Marke Pedersen


Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Marke Pedersen attended the University of Calgary where graduated with a B.Sc. He obtained his DDS from the University of Alberta in 1971 and moved to Vernon B.C. to set up a general practice in Dentistry.

During his career, Dr. Pedersen has held many professional appointments including:
1987-1991- Treasurer and Vice-President of the College of Dental Surgeons of BC
1992-1994-President of the College of Dental Surgeons of BC
1992-1998-Canadian Dental Association Board of Governors
1994-1996-Inaugural President of BC Federation of Dental Societies (precursor of the British Columbia Dental Association)
2000-present—Director of the Pacific Dental Conference.

As well, Fellowships and Awards include:
Fellowship in the International College of Dentists
Fellowship in the American College of Dentists
Paul Harris Fellowship in Rotary International Foundation
The Distinguished Service Award from the College of Dental Surgeons of BC for the many years of service to the profession
The Certificate of Merit from the Canadian Dental Association
Honorable Member Award in 2007 (as the highest award the College of Dental Surgeons of BC offers).

Personally, Dr Pedersen is married to Sue and between he and his wife they have seven children. Throughout his career Dr Pedersen has studied occlusion with Dr. L. D. Pankey at his institute, the Society of Occlusal Studies, Dr Harold Gelb, Dr. Barney Jankleson and Dr. Jim Garry, Dr. John Kois, the Las Vegas Institue and Dr. Clayton Chan at Occlusal Connections Seminars Locally Dr Pedersen has been President of the Vernon Ski Club and President of the Vernon Rotary Club. He has been an avid skier and mountaineer with a love of the Arctic.In 1997 he skied and climbed on Baffin Island and in 1999 skied to the North Pole. Dr. Pedersen's office is  located at Suite 102-3401 33rd St., Vernon, British Columbia. Phone: (250)-545-3319. Email: drpedersen@agilityguard.com.

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Dr. Curtis Chan (San Diego) 

A graduate of Loma Linda, School of Dentistry (1986), Dr. Chan continues to sharpen his skills in understanding on providing excellence and optimizing the dental health of his patients. He surrounds himself and closely interfaces with the principals in his field, which allows him to deliver excellence to his patients. Having practiced for 25 years in the North County area of San Diego, Dr. Chan has established himself as one of the top, premier, dentists to the San Diego area, being voted #1 General Dentist by, Ranch & Coast Magazine, Carmel Valley News, Ranch Santa Fe Review.

Dr. Curtis Chan utilizes the latest advancements in dental technology to give his patients incredible dental office experiences. Dr. Chan and his team are all exceptional at building trust and confidence in all their patients to insure a long-term commitment in keeping your smile and dental health at its best.

Dr. Chan and his wife live in San Diego with their 4 children. They love to travel and camp. Dr. Chan is enjoys golfing, body boarding, and playing basketball. He is an accomplished musician and plays his cello as a member of the La Jolla Symphony. Dr. Chan firmly believes in serving others and giving back to his community. He is very involved in his church and along with many charitable organizations.  Dr. Chan is located at 12750 Carmel Country Road, Suite 200, San Diego CA 92130. Phone: (858) 481-9090.  Email:  drcurtis@agilityguard.com

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Dr. Bruce Baumann (Palm Desert/Los Angeles Area)

Dr. Baumann graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry, in Washington, D.C. He also completed a one-year general practice residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, and the Veterans' Administration Hospital. He has been on staff at Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, California, for over 20 years. 

Since entering private practice, Dr. Baumann has focused on comprehensive esthetic dentistry and the treatment of TMJ dysfunction. Dr. Baumann received his Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry and is a long standing member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Baumann has received advanced training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and Occlusion Connections with his mentor, Dr. Clayton Chan. He is also a member of Doctors of Oral Conscious Sedation (DOCS) and the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCO).

Dr. Baumann recently completed a one-year mini residency in the placement of implants at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has been voted "Top Dentist" in the Coachella Valley by Palm Springs Life magazine. 

Dr. Baumann is an avid golfer, competing nationally in amateur tournaments throughout the country. His particular interest is fitting and helping golfers and other professional athletes improve their games with performance enhancing mouth guards. He has fitted numerous golfers on the PGA, LPGA and Nationwide Tours with such devices, and enjoys having them as patients. 

Dr. Baumann is a Golfer. He is very familiar with the needs of Golfers, and how the AgilityGuard might assist them in improving their games. He also has quite a number of Golfers as patients.

Dr. Baumann is located at 44239 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert CA  92260  . Phone: (760) 610-6689.  Email:  drbaumann@agilityguard.com

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Dr. Myles Preble (Utah)

Dr. Preble graduated from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis Missouri in 1983. He continued his education by attending multiple advanced dental classes concentrating his energies in cosmetic/aesthetic dentistry. He graduated from a postgraduate comprehensive restorative continuum at Baylor University at Dallas, Texas in 1994. He has been advancing his clinical skills in neuromuscular dentistry since 2003 and has been applying his extensive knowledge and vast experience as a cosmetic and neuromuscular dentist to improve both the function and the appearance of the entire mouth . He has been providing custom - fitted athletic sports appliances for his two sons and their hockey teams for over twenty years. Dr. Preble takes pride in having one of the most progressive and educated offices in Utah. He is currently a member of the North American Neuromuscular Study Club, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Preble is located at 6440 S. Wasatch Boulevard, Suite 140, in Salt Lake City, Utah 84121. Phone: (801) 278-4787.  Email: drpreble@agilityguard.com

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Dr. Lawrence "Larry" Stanleigh (Southern Alberta)

Dr. Larry Stanleigh BSc MSc DDS FADI FICD, is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. He operates a large general practice in the Mission area of Calgary, with a special interest in Gneuromuscular dentistry, Cosmetic dentistry, Facial pain and Sports Dentistry. A member of several organizations, including the Canadian Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Occlusion Connections, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Academy of Sports Dentistry, and more, Dr. Larry strives to bring balance, comprehensive care and fun to his practice, his patients and his life.
An avid runner, bicyclist, skier, golfer, Dr. Larry understands the needs of the athlete, both professional and recreational. Dr. Stanleigh is located at  1800 4 St SW, Suite 1601, Calgary Alberta T2V 4Y1 . Phone: (403) 228-3783.  Email:  drstanleigh@agilityguard.com

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Dr.Janish Grewal (Northern Caribbean)

Dr. Janish Singh Grewal BDS MDCH, a resident of the Cayman Islands, is a member of the General Dental Council (UK) and Medical and Dental Council (Cayman). He obtained a Bachelors of Dental Surgery from the University of Dundee (UK) in 1997. Prior to working in the Cayman Islands, Dr. Grewal was in private practice (2000-2009) in London, where he had extensive experience in Dental Occlusion, reconstructive dentistry and treating patients who suffer from pain associated with the head and neck. He concentrated on this area of Dentistry by completing a number of training programs in the UK and Las Vegas - specifically in Neuromuscular dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute during 2005-2008, returning in 2010 to continue on his previous teachings with Dr. Clayton Chan at the Occlusion Connections. Dr. Grewal has also completed a Medical diploma in clinical hypnosis from the University of Greenwich (UK). In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, watersports and going to the gym. Dr Grewal's office is located Seven Mile Beach Dental Clinic, Marquee Plaza, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Telephone: 1 345 943 7400 (office).  Email:  drgrewal@agilityguard.com

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Dr. Joseph Andary (Toronto Area)

Dr. Joseph Andary, co-founder and CTO, is a practising dentist with over 25 years experience. He has worked with many world-class athletes, including a number of Olympic medalists, and is a co-inventor of another performance mouthguard. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1985. WIth a commitment to excellence and continued self-improvement, Dr. Andary has pursued his training in various aspects of dentistry. He has attended the Las Vegas Institute, and has, more recently, advanced to train under Dr Clayton Chan at Occlusion Connections where he has completed most of the courses offered by Dr Chan. Dr. Andary is located at 511 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville ON L6J 4W3.  Phone: (905) 842-5051.  Email:  drandary@agilityguard.com

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Dr. Nathalie Vachon (Quebec)

Graduated from the Laval University, Faculty of Dentistry in 1990. A firm believer in ongoing education, she has continued to pursue advanced post-graduate training with over 350 hours of continuing education annually primarily in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and cranio-mandibular disorders.

Dr. Vachon is currently in the process of completing a post-graduate Certificate of Esthetic Dentisry through the University of Minnesota. She is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as well as several other esteemed advanced training and dental associations including:

• Occlusion Connections
• American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
• Academy of General Dentistry
• International Association of Orthodontics
• Las Vegas Institute
• Ordre des Dentistes du Québec
• Association des Chirurgiens Dentistes du Québec

Dr. Vachon is located at 2960 Becancour, Lyster, Quebec G0S 1V0 Phone : 819 389-5755

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Dr. Michael Nemec (Nova Scotia)

Dr. Michael Nemec resides and works in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Acadia University in 1974 and DDS education from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1978.

Aside from day-to-day restorative dentistry, Dr. Nemec developed interest in orthodontics and TMD therapy from the very early years of practice. The lack of success, and predictability, of symptom-free TMD therapy brought him to Gneuro-muscular concepts first introduced to him by Dr. James Carlson. Additional education followed at LVI (primarily under the tutelage of Dr. Clayton Chan) and lastly, but most profoundly, at The Occlusion Connection.

Gneuro-Muscular Education:

  • Dr. J. Carlson:  Introduction to Neuro-muscular Occlusion-Level 1 & 2
  • LVI: Occlusion 1, 2, 3;  Neuro-muscular Orthodontics Levels 1, 2, 3;  Pedodontic Neuro-muscular Orthodontics; TMD
  • Occlusion Connection (Dr. Clayton Chan):  Levels 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; Ortho I.

Dr. Nemec is located at 308 Philpott Street Unit 1, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia B9A 2B8. Phone: 902 625-3345

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Dr. Arthur "Art" Kwan (Northern California)

Arthur S. Kwan, DMD is a 1996 graduate of Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry. He has been featured in numerous media publications, such as New Beauty magazine, Sacramento Magazine, KXTV Sacramento News 10, and KTXL Fox 40, where he has shared his insights about the most current cosmetic dentistry trends, techniques and performance enhancing mouth guard technology. 

Dr. Kwan has incorporated neuromuscular concepts in his practice since 2003 to better his patient's lives and continually engages in continuing education for his patients' benefit. He is a member of the AACD. He has enjoys being part of the education arena teaching other dentists CAD / CAM dentistry. He and his wife, Dr. Sally Hsu, maintain a practice in Rocklin, California with a focus on comprehensive adhesive based dentistry including full mouth rehabilitation and TMJ disorders. 

Recently, Dr. Kwan has delved deeper into continuing education at Occlusion Connections to increase the standard of care for his patients and to Optimize his athlete's performance incorporating AgilityGuard.  

Dr. Kwan is located at 2230 Sunset Blvd., Suite 370, Rocklin, California  95765.  Phone: 916 780-9688  Website: www.WeMakeSacrametoSmile.com

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Dr. Toshimitsu "Charlie" Kawada (Tokyo)

Dr. Toshimitsu "Charlie" Kawada is a graduate of the Tokyo Dental College where he has earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1981. He has been practicing in the central part of Tokyo, Japan as a general dentist since 1984 with a special focus and interest in neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Kawada has extended his aesthetic and occlusion training in the United States at the Las Vegas Institute in 1998 where he has taken three levels of neuromuscular occlusion training in addition to restorative courses in adhesive dentistry. He considers his advanced training experience a highlight in his professional career.

In 2008 he was awarded the prestigious Fellowship award from the International College of Cranio-mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO). From 2001- 2009 he has attended annually Dr. Chan's advanced neuromuscular and occlusion seminars in Japan. He has enhanced post graduate training and skills at the training center of Occlusion Connections in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has attended the Level 5 Advanced Neuromuscular Bite Refinement and K7 Practicum with Dr. Chan where he has found that Occlusion Connections meets his dental professional continuing education and development needs.

Dr. Kawada is a recognized lecturer to dentist throughout Japan in the latest treatment modalities relating to cosmetic dentistry and neuromuscular occlusion. He is a past Chairman and current Administrator of ICCMO Japan a leading Neuromuscular organization focused on objective documentation and the science of the masticatory system. Dr. Kawada is located at 1-5-31 arai building 1F motoakasaka, Minatoku, Tokyo, Japan. Phone number 81-3-3478-1181.  email:  drkawada@agilityguard.com   ( www.ricoh-dental.com).

Dr. Neil Zane (New York)

Dr. Neil Zane is a native New Yorker who grew up with his family in Westchester. Heading off to college in Worchester, Massachusetts, Dr. Zane graduated from Clark University in 1973 with a B.A. in Psychology. He graduated from Columbia School of Dentistry with his Doctorate in 1979.

Within a year after he had earned his doctorate, Dr. Zane initiated an educational journey that continues to this day. In 1980, he completed a post-graduate program in prosthodontics. Six years later, he completed a course at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida, focusing on dental occlusion, its complexities, and related muscular-skeletal disorders (e.g., TMD). Between 1998 and 2001, he attended additional continuing education courses held annually at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. During this four-year period, he completed in-depth studies of aesthetics, restoration, and occlusion. Since 2003, Dr. Zane has attended numerous neuromuscular courses in implants, dentures, and orthodontics.

Active in his community of professionals, Dr. Neil Zane is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). He is also a member of the New York Academy of Dentistry, the International College of Cranial-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO), the North American Neuromuscular Study Club (NANSC), and the New York County Dental Society, where he also serves as a member of its Peer Review Committee.  Dr. Zane is located at 550 Park Avenue New York, New York 10065.  Phone number (212) 826-0777. 

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