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Periodontics,Oral Surgery, Dental Implants 

Dr. Peter Tawil received his dental degree from St Joseph University in Beirut. He completed his speciality training in Periodontics and received a Masters in Oral Biology at the University of Pennsylvania USA. 
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology He is Licensed to practice dentistry in the Commonwealth of Virginia USA has obtained the North East Regional Board Certification (NERB) and the American National Dental Board Certification. Dr Tawil Hold License to Practice in Lebanon, KSA and UAE.

He is a Member of the American Academy of Periodontology a Member of the Academy of Osseointegration
He is involved in research in periodontics and dental implants, and has lectured nationally and internationally on the topic. He published several articles in international peer review journal in Periodontics and Dental implants. 


Periodontics,Oral Surgery and Dental implants 

Pr. Georges Tawil received his dental degree from St Joseph University in Beirut in 1972. He completed his Doctorate in Odontologic Science in Periodontics at the University of Paris VI France. He continued his education in periodontology at the University of Pennsylvania in the USA (1975-1977) where was involved in teaching and research . He moved back to Beirut, Lebanon in 1977 to establish the Department of Periodotology at St Joseph University and chaired the department for 17 years; in 1995 he established the postdoctoral program in periodontics and directed it for 10 years. His private practice is exclusively limited since 1977 to periodontology ,oral surgery and implant dentistry He obtained the North East Regional Board Certification (NERB) in 1977 and is licenced to practice dentistry in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

He is a former Professor at St Joseph University Beirut Department of periodontology, is a fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists , a Member of the board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania, USA , a Member of the Scientific Board at Pierre Fabre , France. He is Member of the American Academy of Periodontology, and the Lebanese Dental Association. 

He is an International speaker in periodontics and implant dentistry. With Over 250 conferences lectures courses given in Lebanon the Middle-East, North Africa , Europe and the United states, He published several leading articles in international peer review journal in Periodontics and Dental implants. 



Pr. Walid Nehme received his Doctor in Dental Surgery in 1988 and his Masters in Endodontics from St Joseph University, Lebanon in 1994.He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Endodontics where his responsibilities includes teaching the undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and supervision of research projects. He is an associate member of the American association of endodontists, a co-founder of the Arab Association of Endodontits and the past president of Lebanese Society of Endodontic. 

Pr. Nehme is the author and co-author of more than 15 scientific publications, and clinical articles. He is also an international lecturer.

Prosthodontics, Aesthetic dentistry.

Pr. Ziad Salameh received his Doctor in Dental Surgery in 1992 from St Joseph University, Beirut Lebanon and his Master in Prosthodontics from the same University. He was an Assistant Professor/Specialist in the department of Prosthodontics at the School of Dentistry, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. Pr.Salameh received his Master in ‘Dental Biomaterials and their clinical applications” from Siena University, Italy under the mentorship of Prof.Marco Ferrari and his PhD in “Dental Biomaterials and their clinical applications” from the same University. He is an opinion leader for 3M ESPE, Ivoclar Vivadent and Dentsply. He worked extensively in evaluating and developing new materials in both clinical and in-vitro research. His area of expertise includes CAD/CAM technology, Fiber posts, Zirconia and Ceramics restorations as full mouth rehabilitation concept. Pr.Salameh has numerous international publications and he is an international lecturer. 

Currently he is a Professor at the Department of Prosthodontics and Chairperson of the Department of Research at the School of Dentistry at the Lebanese University, Beirut Lebanon. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Center for craniofacial Regeneration at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Oral Surgery, Radiology.
Bachelor Dental Surgery
Oral Biologist
Oral Radiologist
Oral Surgeon
Fellow of the European Academy of Oral And Maxillo-Facial Radiologists
Member of the British Academy of Implant & Restorative Dentistry
Key/Opinion Leader Carestream Near east - Dental division
International speaker Kavo Dental – GmbH
International speaker Implus implant – LEADER Italy
International speaker for Neos Implant-England
Executive Editor Smile dental journal
Past Head Of Service of Oral And Maxillo-Facial Imaging Dpt Lebanese University
Founder And Manager Of CLIR center
Periodontics,Oral Surgery, Dental Implants
Sam S. Shamardi, DMD
Diplomate- American Board of Periodontology
Clinical Instructor- Harvard Dental Division of Periodontics
Founder- Dental Innovations LLC

-University of Pennsylvania- Periodontal certificate  2007-2010
-Tufts University School of Dental Medicine-  DMD degree  2003-2007
-University of California San Diego-  BS in Political Science  1999-2003

-Nationally and Internationally in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia
-Topics ranging from Periodontal therapy, Periodontal treatment planning and diagnosis, crown lengthening, surgical extractions and bone grafting, Noise-induced hearing loss

-Clinical Instructor at Harvard Division of Peridontonics-  2011-Present

Professional Experience:
-Full time Periodontal Practice in Boston, MA

-American Academy of Periodontics
-American Board of Periodontology
-Harvard Club of Boston

-English, Spanish and Farsi

  Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry

Dr.Corbani obtained his Doctor in Dental Surgery (DCD) from the Faculty of Dental Medicine,Saint.Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon. He obtained his specialty in Endodontics (DESE) from the same University. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry at the same Faculty and member of the Lebanese Society of Laser Dentistry. Dr.Corbani has lectured regionally and internationally and conducted several seminars.




·     Professor of Orthodontics and Research Lab Director, Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon.

·     Adjunct Clinical Professor, Boston University, USA.

·     Visiting Professor, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon.

·     Visiting Professor, Alexandria University, Egypt.

·     Member, Angle Society of Orthodontists, East Component, USA.

·     Member, Tweed Foundation for Orthodontic Education and Research, USA.

·     Executive Committee Member, World Federation of Orthodontists.



·     Doctor in Dental Surgery, Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon.

·     Master Degree in Orthodontics, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

·     Doctorate Degree, University of Liège, Belgium.

·     Diploma of Specialist in Lingual Orthodontics, Paris VII University, France.

·     Diploma in Dental Clinical Research, Toulouse University, France.

·     Diploma in 3D Imaging, Toulouse University, France.

·     Diploma in Sleep Dental Medicine, Paris VII University, France.

Temporomandibular Disorders.Orofacial Pain.


A graduate of St-Joseph University, Dr. Patrick Arcache holds a certificate in Temporomandibular Disorders, Occlusion and Restorative, Dentistry from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.  



For the last twenty years he has been in charge of the Orofacial Pain Clinic at the University of Montreal.  He also teaches Occlusion in the department of Orthodontics.



Dr. Arcache focuses his practice on the treatment of Orofacial Pain, Craniomandibular Disorders and Sleep Breathing Disorders.  Dr. Arcache participates in many clinical studies at the University of Montreal, Faculty of Dentistry, mainly in the field of O.S.A.



He is the past President of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics and holds membership in numerous professional associations. 



Dr. Arcache has lectured extensively on the subject of TMD and Sleep Apnea in North America, Europe and the Middle East along with organizing hands on seminars in these fields.

Oral MaxilloFacial Surgery, Dental Implants
Pr. Barakat is the former Chairman, Dept. of Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery- School of Dentistry, Lebanese University Pr. Nabil Barakat is an Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeon from Loyola Dental School Chicago. He was the Founder and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery at the Lebanese Dental School from 1982 until 2006. He is the President of the Lebanese Association of Osseointegration. He occupied many positions, among them, President of the International College of Dentists Middle East Section, President of the East Mediterranean Association of Osseointegration, and Coordinator of the Post Graduate programs of the Lebanese University. He is the pioneer of Implant Dentistry in the Middle East and an International Lecturer.

Dr. Nadim Aboujaoude graduate from St Joseph University Beirut, Lebanon pursued his studies in Dental Materials in Paris University and is a prosthodontist from the Lebanese University.

Senior Lecturer at Lebanese University Dental School Post Graduate Program, Clinical associate at the American University Hospital of Beirut, Lebanon, a pioneer in Implant Prosthodontics in the Middle East, and an international Lecturer, and many publications.

President Elect of the International College of Dentists, Middle East Section

Contributed along with Prs. Nabil Barakat and Roy Sabri in the book of John Beumer:

Fundamentals of Implant Dentistry: Prosthetic Principles (Quintessence).

Microscopic Endodontics

DDS, CES, DSO, FICD   Practice limited to Microscopic Endodontics

 Graduated Doctor from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut Lebanon

Post-graduate certificate in Oral Biology from Rene Descartes Paris

Post-graduate certificate in Endodontics from Rene Descartes Paris

Doctorate in Odontologic Sciences from the Lebanese University

Director of  Master in Endodontics at the Lebanese University

Fellow of the International College of Dentists 

International lecturer and Opinion Leader in Endodontics



Doctor Marc Kaloustian obtained a D.D.S. from the Saint Joseph University in 1999 and a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Boston University in 2000.

He has a Masters in Endondontics (2003) and in Biomaterials (2011) and he is preparing a PhD at the Saint Joseph University where he is a Senior Lecturer since 2003.

He is author and co-author of scientific indexed publications and he is a local and international lecturer.

He is also in the board of the Lebanese Society of Endodontology since many years and a certified Silver member of the Style Italiano endodontic group

He has a private practice limited to Endodontics.



Prof. Ounsi graduated from the school of dental surgery, University of Montpellier, France. He holds a post-graduate degree in endodontics, a master in medical and biological sciences, a research master in oral biology from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut where he taught endodontics, and a PhD in Dental materials from the University of Siena. Prof. Ounsi is presently an assistant professor at the department of restorative dentistry and endodontics of the Lebanese University and a visiting professor at the department of endodontics and restorative dentistry of Siena University. He is the editor of the International Journal of Oral and Dental Sciences, the former editor of the Arab Dental Journal, and an associate editor of the Lebanese Dental Journal, Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, and the International Journal of Endodontic Rehabilitation. He also serves on the scientific advisory board of the Journal of Endodontics and the Saudi Endodontic Journal, and he is a reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal, Dental Traumatology, Journal of Applied Oral Science, and the Open Dentistry Journal. He is a fellow of the International College of Dentists and a member of the European Society of Endodontology and the American Association of Endodontists. He authored and co-authored more than 50 publications, and presented and conducted more than 200 lectures, conferences, and courses in 4 continents.

Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Dr El Hachem graduated from the dental school of the Saint Joseph University in Beirut. She holds a Masters in Pediatric Dentistry from the Saint Joseph University and a research Masters in Biology. She is currently a Clinical instructor at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the Saint Joseph University, Beirut-Lebanon.


Dr El Hachem is an active member of the Lebanese Society of Pediatric Dentistry and lectures nationally and internationally on various pediatric dentistry topics. She has a private practice in Lebanon limited to Pediatric Dentistry.


Dr El Hachem is also author and co-author of several published articles.



Graduated in Dentistry in 1995 and in Prosthodontics in 1999 with honor from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut.

He has his Private Practice in Mtayleb, Lebanon.

In 1999, he joined the Removable Prosthodontics

Department at Saint-Joseph University as a clinical instructor, than assistant and currently as a Senior Lecturer and Clinical Director of Postgraduate program.

he is preparing his PhD in Biomaterials at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut.

He is the founder and present head of Digital Dentistry Unit at Saint Joseph University.

He is the present secretary of the International Society for Functional Removable Prosthetics (SIPAF) and an ITI member.

He is a Key Opinion Leader (KOL) for 3 Shape.

He lectures at international courses and congresses on topics related to prosthodontics, implantology and digital dentistry and published in many peer-reviewed journals.



Doctor Marc Habib was born in Beirut, Lebanon in the year 1979.

He did his undergrad studies in Dentistry at the Saint Joseph University of Beirut and graduated with honors, he was awarded the Zareh Ouzounian prize of Endodontics in 2004.

Doctor Habib then did his post grad studies in Endodontics and graduated in 2007 with a Masters Specialization in Endodontics followed by a Masters in Biomaterials of the oral Cavity at the Saint Joseph University as well.

Since 2006 until now he has been a Clinical Assistant, teaching undergraduates at the endodontics department in the school of dentistry at Saint Joseph University.

He gives as well courses in the Endodontic University Diploma program.

He is the Treasurer of Lebanese Society of Endodontology, member of the European Society of Endodontology and member of the SIE (Italian Society of Endodontics).

Since 2009 he has been a member of the organizing committee for the annual international meeting of the Lebanese Society of Endodontology.

Silver Member at the Style Italiano Endodontics group.

Speaker at numerous conferences and workshops in Lebanon and abroad.

Doctor Habib is very skillful using the operating Microscope and  limits his practice to endodontics in his private practice at Beirut Endodontic Clinic.


Periodontics, Dental implants
Dr. Rawad Samarani graduated as Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1998, and in 2002 he graduated in Periodontology (Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures) from the Saint-Joseph University of Beirut. In 2013, he obtained from the same university a Master of Research.
Since 2002, he is a member of the Periodontology Department of the Saint-Joseph University where he is serving as a senior lecturer and a clinical instructor. In 2019 he was appointed director of the “Advanced Implant Surgery Diploma”.
He published 14 papers in international peer-reviewed journals including the European Journal of Oral Implantology, the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Journal of Oral Implantology and the Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery. He is the author of the chapter “Revisiting Guided Bone Regeneration in the Esthetic Zone” in the textbook "Advances in Esthetic Implant Dentistry" published by Wiley-Blackwell.
He is lecturing and giving courses in several international venues on guided bone regeneration, immediate loading and immediate implantation in the esthetic zone.


Dr. Chafic Safi is a board-certified endodontist practicing in Montreal, Canada. He graduated  from University of Montreal Dental School and University of Pennsylvania Post Doctoral Endodontics program, where he also received a Masters in Oral Biology. He divides his time between private practice, and teaching. Dr. Safi is also a published researcher and lectures nationally and internationally on various surgical and non-surgical endodontic topics.