Board of Directors
Ed Suh, DDS, LVIF, FIAPA – 2020-2021 IAPA Past President
Dr. Suh is fast becoming a recognized name in the field of contemporary dentistry. His down to earth, real life approach to systematically implementing contemporary techniques into the private practice…
Douglas Hanson, DDS, LVIF FIAPA – IAPA Canadian Chapter President
Dr. Douglas Hanson graduated from The University of Toronto in 1992, he was awarded The Canadian Dental Association’s Presidents award, and was also inducted into the OKU dental honor society…
David Schmidt, DDS, LVIF, FIAPA
Clinical Instructor at LVI Global – Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Education David E. Schmidt, D.D.S. is a native of Indianapolis and earned his undergraduate degree in Economics with…
Joe Barton, DMD, LVIM, FIAPA ; 2022 IAPA President
Dr. Barton received his college and doctor of medical dentistry degree from the University of Florida in 1986. Immediately following graduation, he worked as an associate for one year in…
Randi GREEN, DMD, LVIF
Randi Green graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 2009 and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society. Upon graduation, she completed an AEGD residency at the same university…
Tracey Hughes, DDS, LVIF, FIAPA
Tracey Hughes graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry in 1998. Inducted as an honorary member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Society, she continued…
CHONG LEE, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA
Dr. Lee is an accomplished professional in every sense of the word and a native of Arlington. Following his 1975 graduation from Yorktown High School, Dr. Lee headed …
Hamada Makarita DDS, LVIM, FIAPA, MAGD
After graduating from the Medical College of Virginia in 1988, Dr. Makarita opened a solo private practice in Northern Virginia with an emphasis on Aesthetic Reconstructive Dentistry. He believes strongly…
RYAN JOUETT, DDS. LVIM, FIAPA
Dr. Jouett grew up in Hondo, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University, Class of 2000. After graduation, he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Dentistry. During his time in dental school at San Antonio, Dr. Jouett performed research in the areas of implant dentistry involving the bone-implant interface, implant and bone healing modalities using bone morphogenic proteins, anti-caries activity of carbamide peroxide, and the use of bone morphogenic proteins in healing of pulpal exposures.
Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Jouett practiced in Flagstaff, Arizona for two years before moving back to his home state. He has practiced in the Brazos Valley since 2006.
TINA CHANDRA, DDS, LVIF, FIAPA
Dr. Tina Chandra has a long journey around the world. Born in England by Indian origin parents, moved back to India for a few years and immigrated to Little Rock, Arkansas when she was 6 years old. Her family moved to Tennessee after high school where she finished college at MTSU and later received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee in 1992 followed by a General Practice Residency in Knoxville, TN based on Implant Dentistry. She relocated to Northern Virginia (outside DC) and practiced for 4 years as an Associate Dentist until she got married in 1996 and moved to Ocala, Florida where she began a general practice. She furthered her education at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) beginning in 2003 and continued her journey throughout the years She was Laser certified in 2004 and currently does Advanced Laser treatments for snoring, periodontal therapy and skin rejuvenation. Her practice performs other esthetic procedures such as Botox, fillers and laser skin procedures. She established Chandra Smile Designs and achieved her LVI and IAPA fellowship in 2014. At the IAPA, she has been a recipient of the Aesthetic Eye People’s Choice Award for her cases in 2018, 2020 and recognized Portrait winner in 2021.
Dr. Chandra is very committed to her patients, team and her practice doing what she loves the most -Cosmetic, Reconstructive, TMD and Sleep, and laser dentistry. She is very involved in her local and her Indian community and has served on many boards, chaired a Medical Expo for 15 years and mentored young teens. She is a founding volunteer dentist of the FreeDOM dental clinic serving the indigent in her local county.
She is married to a Vascular Surgeon and has a beautiful daughter in Grad School. In her spare time, she loves cooking, skydiving, adventures and traveling with her family.
Dr Chandra is honored to be on the IAPA board and is excited to contribute to Physiologic Dentistry.
JAKE GOZA, DDS, LVIF
Dr Jake Goza received his doctor of dental surgery degree from Louisiana state university health science center in New Orleans in 2007. After graduation he worked two years as an associate in a clinic in Houma, Louisiana. In 2009 he moved to Maryville, TN to become a partner at Crestview Dental.
In 2014, he began his education to treat TMD and facial pain at LVI and that treatment modality has become a huge part of his daily routine. He received his fellowship with LVI in 2019, and being fortunate to bring in an associate to his practice, Dr Goza has been able to focus primarily on treating patients with TMD and facial pain issues. In 2019, he was able to add orthodontics to his practice to give individuals more options on how they can be treated.
Outside of the office, Dr Goza spends his time with his wife Kellie, son Cameron and daughter Ruby. Both kids are active in sports and he is lucky that he has the time to help with their teams.
JOE DEWEES, CDA, LVI DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Joseph Dewees was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He started working in dental offices 20 years ago at the age of 17 as a sterilization technician, while also furthering his education at the College of Southern Nevada. Since then he has worn many different hats in dental offices, from Clinical Dental Assistant, Front Office, Office Manager, and Treatment Coordinator. It was 15 years ago he was first introduced to The Las Vegas Institute, which started his passion for Physiologic Dentistry and enjoys helping patients achieve optimal dental and whole body health.
He is now the Director of Team Programs here at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He believes a well trained, empowered team is the key to a successful dental practice, and hopes to help team members unlock their full potential and help them find their passion for dentistry.
In addition he has a second passion for fitness and is a Group Fitness Instructor and enjoys pushing people to reach and exceed their fitness and weight loss goals.