Centurion Dental Practi(CE)nter is proud to present our instructors for continuing dental education in Walnut Creek, California and the Bay Area. You will meet them, as well as our oral surgeon, Dr. Ali Alijanian, during your oral surgery courses at our dental training center. Feel free to learn more about our experienced team below or call our training center at 925-444-0686 to register for one of our dental classes, which include implant training, All-on-X training or All-on-4® training.

Dr Ali

Ali Alijanian, DDS


Dr. Ali Alijanian began his dental education at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, where he graduated with honors in 1994. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Science degree, he proceeded to complete a one-year postgraduate training program, which further solidified his dental knowledge. From there, he completed a four-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Alameda Health System Highland General Hospital, and upon graduating, he pursued his goals of excellence by becoming a board-certified oral surgeon. In addition, he is a diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and a fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In a leadership role, he has served as the former president of the Contra Costa Dental Society and the Sadi Fontaine Academy.

He is one of the few surgeons trained in the placement of zygomatic implants. He has been performing All-on-4® treatment for the past 23 years with a high success rate. Dr. Alijanian is recognized as one of the authorities in these procedures. Being well versed in all aspects of implant dentistry and reconstructive methods, Dr. Alijanian is constantly working to pass on his knowledge. He routinely lectures on these topics, offers continuing education in the state of California and has published many different articles in the fields of anesthesia, dental implants and reconstructive surgery. He is also the founder of the Partnership Study Club, an elite group dedicated to advancements in the field of implant dentistry. In addition Dr. Alijanian is the leader of the SPEAR Study Club in Walnut Creek. Dr. Alijanian’s passion for learning about dental implants has earned him recognition from Nobel Biocare/Brånemark, which is one of the world’s leading authorities on dental implants.
Outside of his private practice, Dr. Alijanian is on the staff at two major trauma centers: John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek and Highland Hospital in Oakland.

Dr. Alijanian enjoys his career and is very passionate about what he does. Outside of the office, he enjoys scuba diving and swimming. He has participated in open water races, such as the RCP Tiburon Mile, where swimmers from all over the world participate in a one-nautical-mile race from San Francisco Bay’s Angel Island to the shores of downtown Tiburon. He is enthusiastic about the underwater world and has designed the office to reflect that joy. Dr. Alijanian is also an avid cyclist and actively participates in races throughout the year. You can follow Dr. Alijanian on Strava.

He is a dedicated father and husband. He is married to the love of his life and has two beautiful children.

Dr. Mamaly Reshad DDS, MSc (distinction),FOIC


With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Reshad is an esteemed prosthodontist, renowned for his contributions to cosmetic, implant, and reconstructive dentistry. He has treated thousands of patients and is a published authority in college textbooks and peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Reshad currently runs an international mentorship program where dentists come from all around the world to learn through watching his work.

Further Distinctions and Positions Held by Dr. Reshad

Helping to educate and train future dentists and prosthodontists:

  • Editorial board member of the prestigious Journal of Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
  • Former Chairman for Fixed and Operative Dentistry at USC.
  • Clinical editor at Spectrum Dental Teamwork Magazine.
  • Honorary clinical teacher of the Eastman Dental Institute, London University.
  • Faculty member of the Global Institute for Dental Education, Los Angeles.
  • Lead Prosthodontist at the California Implant Institute.

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Dr. Reza

Dr. Reza Khazaie


Dr. Reza Khazaie graduated in 1997 from Azad University. After graduation, he opened a practice limited only to prosthodontics for three years. During that time, he was also the director of the Dental Department at Farahangian Hospital.

In 2000, Dr. Khazaie moved to California, where he continued his education at the University of Southern California (USC) which culminated in the completion of the Prosthodontic Residency program in 2005. Dr. Khazaie has had the opportunity to lecture on dental implant subjects in different dental schools in the United States and internationally. He has also lectured at various dental implant study clubs throughout California and internationally.

His current multi-specialty practice (Willow Bend Dental Care) in Concord, California, is dedicated to implant dentistry as well as pediatric dentistry. He conducts CE courses in association with 3i and Nobel Biocare and is presently an associate clinical professor at the University of the Pacific. Dr. Khazaie is a member of the American Dental Association® (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), Academy of Osseointegration (AO), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and the Contra Costa Dental Association (CCDDS).

Dr. Khazaie regularly gives of his time to provide dental care to those in need. He has recently traveled to Guatemala, Cambodia, Haiti, Cape Verde and South Africa with Kids International Dental Services. Click the links below for photos and more details of his travels.

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Raffi Aghvinian


Raffi comes from a family of highly successful dental technicians. At the age of 18 he began working full-time in the family’s dental laboratory, while simultaneously pursuing his degree in Biological Ethics. Combined with his love for all things digital and dental technology, Raffi has transformed his family’s strictly analog dental laboratory, to a laboratory that is now completely digital. He continues to push the limits in the realm of dental technology and looks forward to continuing to improve the workflow and production of his already successful business.

Dr. Pope

Frank Charles “FC” Pope III


Introducing Frank-Charles Pope, a trailblazer in the realm of Dental Technology, whose passion for excellence has shaped the industry since 1980. Commencing his career with a three-year National Dental Technology program in the picturesque city of Nice, France.

Driven by an insatiable thirst for expertise, he sought training from esteemed Ceramic masters across continents, mastering advanced esthetic techniques in France, Germany, Japan, and the United States.

In 1995, Frank-Charles embarked on an extraordinary journey with a renowned esthetic laboratory in Northern California. His exceptional skills and visionary leadership quickly propelled him to the role of Vice President, catalyzing the company’s exponential growth from 50 to an astounding 750 employees in three years. A natural mentor, he personally nurtured and guided hundreds of talented technicians, and managers solidifying his position as an industry household name.

A milestone achievement came in 2009 when Frank-Charles co-founded Allure Dental Studio in Tracy, California. Under his guidance, the laboratory swiftly gained national acclaim for its unparalleled excellence in implant laboratory services.

Over the past thirteen years, Frank-Charles has undertaken thousands of chairside conversions, showcasing his mastery of diverse techniques, including, and not limited to denture conversions, fully guided surgeries, and pioneering the integration of facial scanners into the full digital workflow.

Driven by a profound belief in technology’s potential to better patient care, Frank-Charles Pope co-founded FI3LD Dental Solutions—a pioneering digital ecosystem meticulously crafted to revolutionize the full arch industry. At its core, FI3LD Dental Solutions harnesses cutting-edge technology, from state-of-the-art facial scanners to FI3LD unique components and advanced algorithms, empowering Dentists to seamlessly integrate a fully digital workflow in less than a week, elevating efficiency, and precision in their practices.

His profound expertise in implant Dentistry, particularly the treatment concept of AOX type cases, has made him a sought-after authority. Daily, he immerses himself in surgeries, diligently guiding and troubleshooting AOX cases for doctors across the globe. Passionate about sharing his insights, he captivates audiences on both national and international stages, fervently lecturing on treatment concepts for full arch immediate load.

Among his numerous accolades, Frank-Charles holds the distinction of being the driving force behind the acclaimed Conmetior VDO gauge. Additionally, one of the main inventors of the implantBox, became a transformative cornerstone in the industry when acquired by BioHorizons and evolved into the renowned TeethXpress/CaseXpress.

Overall, Frank-Charles Pope’s contributions have not only shaped the dental technology landscape but have also elevated patient care through innovation, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

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Dr. Dino

Dr. Dino Javaheri


Dr. Dino S. Javaheri is a well-known recognized leader in the field of dentistry. The Journal of the American Dental Association has referred to him as a “master clinician” and expert dentist. Another leading dental journal, Dentistry Today, has recognized him for the past 15 years as a leader in continuing education for teaching other practicing dentists how to do advanced dental procedures. Fewer than 100 dentists worldwide have received this honor. He is the course director at UOP dental school of the continuing education courses The Art and Science of Cosmetic Dentistry, Smile Reconstruction using Porcelain Veneers and Esthetic Implant Restorations. In addition, Dr. Javaheri is actively involved in teaching cosmetic and implant dentistry to other dentists through dental study clubs and society meetings across the country. He also frequently serves as a volunteer consultant for dental manufacturers to help evaluate and develop new products.

Dr. Javaheri has written numerous articles for leading dental journals including the Journal of the American Dental Association, Dentistry, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, Compendium, Journal of Operative Dentistry, Dentistry Today, and The Journal of Dental Research. His articles have often been featured on the covers of these Journals.

Dr. Javaheri did his undergraduate studies in genetics at U.C. Davis. He attended dental school at Tufts University, graduating in 1993. He then completed a two-year advanced education in general dentistry residency program at UOP Dental School in San Francisco. Fewer than 1% of dentists have completed an advanced residency program such as this. Since then, he has maintained a full-time private practice in the Danville area. In addition to his warm, personal approach and meticulous attention to detail, Dr. Javaheri uses the latest technologies and techniques to keep our patients happy and healthy.

Dr. Javaheri enjoys interests in cars, the 49ers and quality time with his family. Dr. Javaheri and his wife, Dr. Sara Shahnavaz, have two beautiful daughters and a little dog named Snowy.

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