Dr. Amar Katranji
TOPIC: Implants, Peri-Implant Maintenance Recommendations, & Instrumentation
Dr. Amar Katranji is a revered Michigan periodontist specializing in dental implant placement, advanced bone grafting, and immediate fixed dentures. He is highly-skilled in effectively handling complex implant situations and has earned a reputation of being one of the area’s foremost experts on such cases.
Dr. Katranji is dedicated to both research and to practice. He is well published in prestigious professional journals and lectures internationally on periodontal and implant-related topics. He utilizes advanced technology and progressive surgical techniques to help his patients achieve the best dental health possible.
In addition to serving as the 2016 President of the Bunting Society, the oldest periodontal study club in America, Dr. Katranji holds membership in:
- The American Dental Association
- The Michigan Dental Association
- The American Academy of Periodontology
- The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dean’s Faculty at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics. He stays active through regional involvement in committees dedicated to implants and periodontics and is the founder of a local dental implant study group.
Dr. Katranji’s standard is to provide his patients with the finest in periodontal clinical care. His commitment to quality and excellence are evident in the success of his work.
Rochelle M. Morton
TOPIC: Empowerment Hour & Personal Safety Awareness
Rochelle M. Morton is a certified project management professional with over 15 years of project management experience. Morton possesses a diverse background in the project management and consulting fields supporting various health insurance, energy, automobile insurance, automobile manufacturing, and laboratory testing industries. Most recently, her professional experience has been focused on the successful implementation of multi-million dollar federal and state mandate projects as well as care management programs at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Rochelle Morton graduated Cum Laude in December 2015 from Northwood University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Morton obtained her certification in project management in 2004 from the Great Lakes chapter of Project Management Institute. She attends Wayne State University where she is pursuing her graduate degree and is enrolled in the Mike Illich School of Business.
Morton serves a member of the board of directors for Northeast Guidance Center. She is also an active member of the Junior League of Detroit and serves as a chair of the State Public Affairs Committee. As a concerned resident for the state of Michigan, and an advocate for personal protection, Morton is aggressively partnering with the state’s legislative body to amend laws that restrict access to non-lethal options for personal protection. After 3.5 years of advocacy in Lansing, Morton’s pepper spray bill (HB 5220) to increase the oleoresin capsicum content to 18% was approved by the state legislators and signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder on April 3, 2018. Morton has been married to Anthony Morton for 30 years and is the mother of their 3 children, Lauryn, Aaron, and Evan.
Nicole Smith RDA
Topic: Office Communication
Nicole is a DANB Certified and Registered dental assistant. After graduating high school she entered the Wayne County Community College dental assisting program, where she studied to earn her certification and licensure for dental assisting. Shortly after the program she earned her associates degree in Science. Nicole is very passionate about assisting. Having had been afraid of the dentist as a child, she can relate to the fear that a lot of people suffer from. Her bubbly up beat personality along with her compassion and kindness provide calming and at times fun dental experiences. She loves to educate patients as well as others in the dental field. In her free time she enjoys bike riding, crafts, gardening, and yoga. She also has a cat named Princess Peach and a dog named Princess Zelda whom she loves to spoil.
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