Dr. Kevin Guze received his DMD at the University of British Columbia and completed his General Practice Residency in Dentistry at Vancouver General Hospital. He was a successful general practitioner for 15 years in the Vancouver area before coming to Harvard to complete his post-doctoral fellowship in Periodontics, and receive his DMSC. After completing his studies at Harvard, Dr. Guze then went to Oxford University where he completed his MSc in Therapeutic Pharmaceuticals. This degree enhanced his knowledge of how to bring clinical discoveries to market (translational research) - which has been his focus in research. Dr. Guze has always been a natural leader, and has been asked to teach and speak all over the world about his research, and new dental techniques he has developed. He is a Board certified Periodontist and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Guze is also a clinical instructor at Harvard school of Dental Medicine and is active in teaching and clinical research. Dr. Guze’s major area of interest is translational research. This arena puts Dr. Guze in an ideal position of interacting with Corporate America where entrepreneurial pursuits are explored between industry and academia.
David Leader, DMD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the department of Comprehensive Care of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and in the department of Public Health and Community Medicine of Tufts University School of Medicine. His teaching responsibilities at Tufts include management of a clinic that includes 48 operatories, about 150 dental students, and several faculty. Additionally, he is the director of the DMD/MPH Dual Degree Program. Dr Leader owned and practiced in Leader Dental Associates in Malden, Ma. for over 25 years until 2015. Dr Leader is nationally recognized for his work with the Scleroderma Foundation, evidence-based dentistry, and health policy. Dr Leader is a member of the American Dental Association, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society (former president of the Tufts chapter), and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is a member of the medical advisory board of the New England Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation. He is happily married to Dr Susan Leader, an optometrist who owns a practice in Rowley, Ma. He has three children and two children-in-law. They are all happy and successful in their careers. Dave would be glad to join others outside on motorcycles, bicycles (street and mild mountain biking), running, and cross-country skiing.
Lauren has worked in the dental field for many years, working with a variety of specialties that range from orthodontics, general dentistry, to periodontics. She completed her Associate Degree in dental hygiene and local anesthesia at Middlesex Community College and continued on to Mount Ida College, where she graduated with a Bachelor Degree in dental hygiene business management. Lauren is passionate about preventive care, periodontics, and overall health. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, exploring the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and traveling to the coast of Maine.
Dr. Pagonis is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Endodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Pagonis earned his DDS and MS degrees from the University of Minnesota and completed specialty training in endodontics at Columbia University. He is also a graduate of the American Dental Association/Kellogg Executive Management program for dentists at Northwestern University. Dr. Pagonis is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics and journal reviewer for Photomedicine and Laser Surgery and Lasers and Surgery in Medicine. He teaches in various areas of advanced endodontics and is a research advisor for postdoctoral students in the advanced graduate program in endodontics. Dr. Pagonis is also president of Newport Endodontics, P.C., and scientific advisor for the life sciences start company PhotOral. His connection with academia allows him access to a steady flow of new graduate dentists.