Advanced Training & Mentorship
Dr. Matt Nejad DDS
Mentor Pascal Magne DMD, MSc, PhD
Dr. Nejad has committed thousands of hours to develop his expertise in Biomimetic and Esthetic Dentistry. This includes years of training and mentorship from Dr. Pascal Magne. This training began during dental school at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry (USC). As a student, Dr. Nejad completed an advanced training program (known as the "Esthetic Selective") on Biomimetic & Esthetic dentistry from Professor Magne. He was selected for this highly competitive educational opportunity based on his performance and commitment to the program requirements. Professor Magne's program inspired Dr. Nejad to practice dentistry like this, and start his own clinic with the goal of implementing this type of dentistry in private practice. He also began teaching both clinical and pre-clinical dentistry at USC (2010-2018), including a faculty role for the Dental Morphology, Function, & Esthetics (DMFE) course alongside his mentor Dr. Magne. This training and experience make Dr. Nejad's dentistry extremely unique, with patient results that speak for themselves.
USC Esthetic Dentistry Selective
Dr. Nejad's advanced training in Biomimetic and Esthetic Dentistry started with Dr. Pascal Magne's extensive Esthetic Selective program at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry. After graduation, Dr. Nejad served as clinical faculty for this program for one year before the program was permanently discontinued.
Dental Morphology, Function, & Eshetics Course Led by Pascal Magne
Dr. Nejad taught and served as faculty for the Dental Morphology, Function, and Esthetics (DMFE) course at USC until it was discontinued in 2020. The course was implemented by Pascal Magne with the purpose of training first-year dental students on the importance of dental anatomy, morphology, and form.
This type of training is completely fundamental to all types of dentistry, but it is unfortunately taken for granted and not adequately covered in most dental schools. A majority of dental schools have limited training on the natural details, optical properties, and esthetic features of teeth. This results in dentistry that looks completely fake and unnatural.
Throughout the DMFE course, students learned about detailed features and form for anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth. In the final portion of the course, the students performed a smile design combining all their knowledge of the individual teeth as well as the combined impact of the teeth arrangement combinations (position, angulation, length). The students used this design to make a beautiful temporary with staining and glazing to give a truly life-like, biomimetic appearance.
This course highlights the importance of all the steps involved in the treatment process to reach the final result. The students see the entire process, and all the steps involved to get the best outcome with restorative and esthetic treatments. In the process, the students learn that dentistry, science, and art all intersect.
The experience of training these students over the years has dramatically sharpened Dr. Nejad's own abilities to identify design features and treatment options for patients to achieve the best esthetic/cosmetic outcome with a biomimetic approach.
Dr. Matt Nejad
Dr. Matt Nejad is an expert cosmetic and biomimetic dentist practicing in Beverly Hills, CA. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, the highest level of accreditation possible, and serves as a Scientific Advisor to mentor and train dentists. He provides education and training in Biomimetic Dentistry through the Nejad Institute for Biomimetic Dentistry., and he is a key opinion leader for numerous companies. Additionally, he is the dental advisor on the Byrdie Medical Review Board. Dr. Nejad received his DDS degree from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry (University of Southern California School of Dentistry) in 2010, receiving advanced training and mentorship from Pascal Magne. His private practice is recognized as one of the top dental centers in the world. Use our contact page to schedule a visit with Dr. Nejad or visit NejadInstitute.com for courses.
Dr. Pascal Magne
Dr. Magne graduated from the University of Geneva Dental School, Switzerland, in 1989 with a Med.Dent. He obtained his doctorate in 1992 and his Ph.D. degree in 2002. He received postgraduate training in fixed prosthodontics and occlusion, operative dentistry and endodontics; he was a lecturer at the same university from 1989 to 1997. From 1997 to 1999, he was a visiting associate professor at the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. After concluding two years of research, Dr. Magne returned to the University of Geneva Dental School and held the position of senior lecturer in the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion until his departure for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in February 2004. He does not work at our office, and he can be contacted at pascalmagne.com.
Pascal Magne's Latest Book: "Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry, 2nd Edition"
The first edition of this book took the dental world by storm in 2002 and became one of the bestselling Quintessence books of all time (see below or buy here), and this edition will no doubt do the same. It takes the science of esthetic dental reconstruction to a new level both clinically and academically, and it offers all that a clinician could wish for in terms of indications and the classic clinical steps for tooth preparation, laboratory and CAD/CAM procedures, adhesive luting procedures, and maintenance. But above all, what makes this book so unique is the underlying principle that Pascal Magne lives by: respect the natural structure and use that nature as your guide in restoration. The central philosophy of the book is the biomimetic principle—that is, the idea that the intact tooth in its ideal hues and shades, and perhaps more importantly in its intracoronal anatomy and location in the arch, is the guide to reconstruction and the determinant for success. Restoring or mimicking the biomechanical, structural, and esthetic integrity of teeth is paramount. Therefore, the objective of this book is to propose new criteria for esthetic restorative dentistry based on biomimetics. The driving forces of restorative dentistry are maintenance of tooth vitality and maximum conservation of intact hard tissues, and as such the book offers ultraconservative treatment options that can precede a more sophisticated treatment. The core of the book centers of the application of the biomimetic principle in the form of bonded restorations using composite resins and ceramics. The broad spectrum of indications of bonded restorations is described, followed by detailed instruction on the treatment planning and diagnostic approach, which is the first step for every case. The treatment is then described step by step, including tooth preparation and impression, laboratory and CAD/CAM procedures related to the fabrication of composite resin and ceramic workpieces, and their final insertion through adhesive luting procedures. Volume 1 covers the fundamentals and basic procedures, and Volume 2 focuses on advanced clinical techniques, maintenance, and repair of bonded restorations. QR codes throughout link to demonstrations of the techniques and dramatic videos highlighting the artistry of biomimetics. Written by a true master and true artist, this book will undoubtedly inspire excellence in anyone who picks it up
Pascal Magne's Classic Book: "Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition- A Biomimetic Approach"
Dr. Magne authored the book Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition – A Biomimetic Approach which has been translated into eight languages and is considered one of the most outstanding books in the field of adhesive and esthetic dentistry. Published in 2002, the book is timeless and essential for every dentist interested in practicing the most advanced dentistry, supported by science. While the focus is on anterior teeth, the philosophies and concepts are applicable to all teeth.
Summary: This book introduces a unique approach to the esthetic restoration of the anterior dentition. Guided by the philosophy of biomimetics, the authors combine sound biologic principles with an overriding respect for the natural intact tooth to achieve esthetic satisfaction with bonded porcelain restorations. Unlike traditional veneers, the approach described here draws upon the ideal hues, the subtle shades, and especially the intracoronal anatomy of the intact tooth to serve as a guide to reconstruction and as a measurement of success. From this perspective, a checklist of fundamental esthetic criteria is presented, and treatment planning, diagnostics, tooth preparation, laboratory procedures, adhesive luting procedures, and maintenance protocols are carefully detailed. The reader will find all the information and step-by-step instruction needed to obtain the authors superior results, which are showcased throughout the book.