Dr. Kriss Ghafourpour received his Bachelor’s degree in Physiology from UC Davis and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors from the University of Pacific. After many years of general practice and teaching at the university he decided to further his education in implant dentistry, anesthesia and surgical techniques, which lead him to full time oral surgery internships at Alameda County and Teaching Fellowship at The Ohio State University Medical Center. After three years of additional hospital based training he returned to teaching at Highland Trauma Center and University of the Pacific as well as private practice focused on implant dentistry. Dr. Ghafourpour was previously the Director of Implantology at the Alameda County Medical Center Department of Surgery, Division of General Dentistry, where he also was the Assistant Director of the AEGD residency program. He continues to hold his Attending position at the Medical center and for the University of Pacific School of Dentistry since he moved Two years ago to Virginia. His teaching experience spans with both dental school students as well as mentoring practitioners in surgical techniques. Dr. Ghafourpour has received several awards, including the San Mateo Co. Dental Society Presidents award and Instructor of the Year, as well as earned Fellow and Mastership status with the International Congress of Oral Implantology and Fellowship with the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. His focus on the multidisciplinary approach to case planning has led him to join various dental implant organization and associations. He also holds memberships in the American Academy of Periodontology and American Association of Endodontics as. In 2008 he founded The Institute of Minimally Invasive Dentistry and Dental Surgery (IMID). The Institute has three main components: private practice, research and development, and a teaching component of training other dental practitioners via a unique over-the-shoulder mentoring method.