GAO Faculties    


GAO Education Center Director

Dr. Spencer S. Park 

- Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

- Advanced Prosthodontics, UCLA School of Dentistry

- Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, UCLA School of Dentistry

- Former Clinical Assoc. Professor, Adv. Prosthodontics, UCLA

- Director, GAO Education Center, CA

- Director, SP Dental Institute, CA

- Clinical R&D consultant, Ray America

- CEO, NeoBiotech USA

Dr. Ray Ahn, D.D.S.

- General Practitioner

- Loma Linda University School

  of Dentistry

- Currently in private practice in

  Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Mike M. Chen, D.M.D.

Dr. Chen has 25 years of private practice experience and also as an instructor to dentists for advanced techniques. He is currently conducting courses from 

introductory to advanced dental implant techniques. 

Dr. Chen uses top-of-the-line implant components from all over the world. Dr. Chen’s main focus is on patient oral health. Dr.Chen has performed over 9000 dental implant surgeries, from simple to full reconstruction of the patient’s oral health. The latest technology in 

treatment and materials are used in Dr.Chen’s practice. 

Dr. Jaewoo Cho, D.D.S.

- Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.),

  UCLA School of Dentistry

- Principal Dentist, Diamond Bar Dental   

  Studio, Diamond Bar, CA & Monte Vista      Dental Group, Montclair, CA

- Member, Spear Study Club Advisory       

  Board, West Coast Study Club (Seattle 

  Study Club)

- Member, Pacific Implant Academy

- Member, International Congress of Oral 


- Member, Academy of General Dentistry

- Director, Global Academy of

  Osseointegration (GAO)  

- Clinical Faculty NeoBiotech USA 

Dr. Justin Chung, D.D.S., M.S.

- Doctor of Dental Surgery, New York 

   University College of Dentistry

- AEGD residency in The 82nd MDG

  at Sheppard US Air Force Base

- Certificate in Prosthodontics, Columbia     University College of Dental Medicine

- MS in Prosthodontics, Columbia

   University College of Dental 

- US Air Force Captain at 82nd MDG

   and 51st MDG

- Clinical Assistant Professor, New York

   University College of Dentistry

Dr. Bassem Farid, D.D.S. 

Bassem Farid D.D.S. began his studies

at U.C.L.A. with an undergraduate B.S.

in Biology with departmental honors in

Biology in 1987-1992.

He earned his D.D.S. degree in 1996, and continued on to his general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Medical center, Wadsworth, in West Los Angeles from 1996-1997.

Dr. Farid attended Alameda County Medical, Highland Hospital between 1998-2002, completing his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


Dr. Jason Kim

- Clinical Assistant Professor,

. NYU College of Dentistry,

  Surgical Director – CDE Implantology 

  Program, Dept. of Cariology and 

  Comprehensive Care

- Diplomate, American Board of Oral

   Implantology/Implant Dentistry

- Diplomate, International Congress of

   Oral Implantology  

- Member, Academy of Osseointegration

- Past President, Northeast District,

   American Academy of Implant Dentistry

- Board of Trustees, American Academy

   of Implant Dentistry

- Faculty NYU-Zimmer Institute

- Rutgers School of Dental Medicine,

  Dept of PG Periodontics

- Co-Founder, Co-Director,

  Long Island Implant Center

- Private Practices in Flushing, New York 

- Lectures Nationally and Internationally

Dr. John Kim


- Doctor of Dental Surgery, New York 

  University College of Dentistry

- AEGD residency in The 82nd MDG

  at Sheppard US Air Force Base

- Certificate in Prosthodontics, Columbia    University College of Dental Medicine

- MS in Prosthodontics, Columbia

  University College of Dental 

- US Air Force Captain at 82nd MDG

  and 51st MDG

- Clinical Assistant Professor,

  New York University College of Dentistry

Dr. Joo Hyung Kim, D.D.S.

- Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.),

  SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry

- Advanced Prosthodontics,  

  USC School of Dentistry

- Director, Park Avenue Cosmetic   


- Member, American College of 


Dr. Maria Kim


- B.S. in Life Sciences & B.A. in Asian 

  American Studies, UCLA

- Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Loma

  Linda University School of Dentistry

- Faculty, Global Academy of

  Osseointegration (GAO, USA)  

- Private practice in Chino Hills, California

Dr. Yang Heon Kim, D.D.S.

Andrews University, (MSA) 

- Master of Science Administration, 1994 

- Loma Linda University, School of 

  Dentistry, D.D.S. 2001                                - Licenses: California (Active)

- The Art of Smiles Dental Group                  in Fontana, Adjunctive Assistant                professor in clinic, Loma Linda                  University School of Dentistry,


- A+ implant institute clinical Instructor -    live surgery at Vietnam 

- Implant surgery center in Vietnam chief

  Director for Implant surgery and 

  Lecture in abroad. 

Dr. Jose E. Lara, D.D.S.

Dr. Lara received D.D.S. from University of Guadalajara in Mexico

He has an extensive 32 years of 

experience in dentistry. He moved to the USA in 1989 and after working a short time in different dental offices around Riverside, LA, and Orange County he opened his own practice - Implant and Cosmetic Dental office in Placentia, CA in 2001. Dr. Lara was certified from the Comprehensive Oral Implant Training Program in 2008. 

Since 2012 he has lectured extensively in Oral Implantology. 

Dr. James Lim

- Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.),

   Seoul National University

- Orthodontic Residency Seoul National 


- Director, Synergy Dental Group,

   San Diego

- Clinical Professor UCLA School of 


Dr. Jeffery Platt, D.D.S.

- Jeffery C. Platt, DDS is a compassionate Colorado Springs dentist who provides general, implant, cosmetic, and sedation dentistry. Dr. Platt is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry. He has additional education in orthodontics, restorative implants, and implant surgery, endodontics, biomimetic and holistic dentistry, Ozone, dental materials, and their usages to name only a few of his extra educational achievements. Dr. Platt attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Dr.Platt lectures regularly teaching dentists how

to use implants and how to perform the surgical and restorative part of implant dentistry. Dr. Platt is a member of AACD, ICOI, IADI, ABD, ADSM, ADA, CDA.

Dr. Kiwon Shin, D.D.S.

- DDS, Chosun University,

  College of Dentistry. 
- NYU College of Dentistry. 
- Diplomate of ICOI (International     

  Congress of lmplantologists) 
- Clinical Assistant Professor

  NYU, Implant Surgical & Prosthetic   

- Faculty, GAO USA

- Director,

  Long Island Implant Center

Dr. Eric Shin, D.D.S.

- Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.),   

  Loma Linda School of Dentistry

- Director, Towngate Family Dental

  & Orthodontics, Moreno Valley, CA       

  Real Dentistry, Fullerton, CA             

  Primera Dental, Lynwood, CA                   

- Adjunct Faculty, USC School of Dentistry - American Dental Association (ADA)

- TRI-County Dental Society (TRI)

- California Dental Association (CDA)

- Global Academy of Osseointegration


Dr. Jason Yoo 

- Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.),  

  UCLA School of Dentistry

- Director, Hana Dental

- Clinical Instructor,

  UCLA School of Dentistry