Dear Members & Prospective Members:
As we strive to continue to excel in facial aesthetics and be the premiere service organization for advanced facial aesthetics, we are honored to have you be a part of this international academy. Your membership demonstrates your commitment to ensuring the highest quality of facial aesthetics to your patients.
The IAFA advisory board is composed of a select group of experienced healthcare professionals who are certified in the use of facial injectable products, and are dedicated to enhancing and growing the exciting world of aesthetics. Together, the IAFA board, consultants, and its members make up an academy of educators, clinicians, and industry innovators who are determined to expand public awareness. Through their unique specialist skills, experience, and education, they play a strong part in the development of the latest innovations in the aesthetic industry.
Board members are affiliated with the top leaders and companies in the facial aesthetics industry and have access to the advanced techniques, cutting-edge products, and all the tips, resources, and tools to become and remain a successful facial aesthetics provider. As experienced injectors themselves, they are on the forefront of clinical case studies and frequently consulted for their expert opinions for patient treatment plans.
It is with heartfelt gratitude that we thank you for being a part of this growing academy with aesthetic practitioners from 31 countries and counting!
Dr. Arun K. Garg, International Speaker
Dr. Arun K. Garg is a nationally recognized educator and surgeon who for over 20 years, served as a full-time Professor of Surgery in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and as Director of Residency Training at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. An acclaimed clinician, known as the “Expert to the Experts.”, Dr. Garg hosts more than 200 seminars annually, attended by more than 10,000 Multi-Specialty Doctors per year. He is the preeminent authority on bone biology and the co-discoverer of PRP, currently used widely in aesthetics for facial rejuvenation.
Marianne Azneer, PA-C, International Injectable and Laser Trainer
Marianne Azneer, PA-C, National Injectable and Laser Trainer/Aesthetic Consultant is a national injectable and laser trainer that has more than 20 years of experience in non-surgical procedures such as Botox and Dermal Fillers. Sought out by doctors across various fields, she travels across the country, training medical and dental practitioners on the latest advances in non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
Natausha E. Spears, RN, BS, National Injectable Trainer
Natausha Spears, RN, BS, is an internationally certified injectable trainer who has successfully trained thousands of healthcare professionals on mainstream and advanced techniques for Botox® and dermal fillers. She has been in the aesthetic industry for 12 years and is the owner of Injectable Aesthetics. Her practice is considered one of the largest practices for injectables in US, where she has alone performed more than 10,000 Botox procedures during her career.
In addition to her years of educating professionals at monthly DentaSpa and CosMedic Academy courses, she is also an ACE certified speaker and has been a leading trainer for Allergan (world leader in aesthetics, maker of Botox) for the past 8 years. She also is an educator and trainer to multi-specialty physicians, nurses, PAs, as well as dental practitioners in various specialties, educating in both beginning and advanced Botox and Dermal Filler techniques. She is one of DentaSpa and CosMedic’s top trainers and teaches 12 times a year to groups of dental and medical practitioners looking to incorporate facial aesthetics into their practice.
Natausha’s experience is not only vast in non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures using Botox and dermal fillers, but also in non-surgical laser procedures, which include laser hair removal, vein removal (of which she spent 3 years traveling for Dornier Med Tech, training doctors on spider vein treatments and reimbursements), as well as Foto Facial, Fraxel, and Thermage skin rejuvenation treatments.
Natausha graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Her desire to enter the field of aesthetics came when she was an office manager at a dental practice that offered aesthetic procedures. After graduating from nursing school she trained under the leading practitioners in the world of aesthetics. Natausha did her injection training in Canada, under leading Canadian Botox injectors, Dr. Braun and Dr. Bailey. She also trained extensively with California renowned plastic surgeon, Steven Mulholland, MD. However, Natausha attributes most of her success and knowledge in the field of injections, to have come from years of working for multi-specialty physicians, of whom she has picked up several “tricks of the trade” throughout the years. She believes experience is invaluable, and it is what has allowed her to truly become an artist when it comes to injections.
Corinn Singletary, PA-C, International Injectable Trainer
Corinn Singletary, PA-C, is an internationally certified Injectable trainer who has successfully trained hundreds of practitioners on mainstream and advanced techniques for Botox® and dermal fillers. She works at an internationally recognized facial plastic surgery office where her focus is liquid facelifts and advanced facial contouring. As one of DentaSpa and CosMedic’s leading trainers, she has helped many dental and medical practitioners seamlessly integrate Botox and dermal fillers into their practices.
She has been in the aesthetic industry for 10 years, starting with lasers and shortly after mastering the art of injectables. For the last few years, Corinn has also served as a national injectable trainer for Medicis, one of the leading medical aesthetic companies in the world. She is an educator and trainer to practitioners in various specialties, educating in both beginning and advanced Botox and Dermal Filler techniques.
She received her medical degrees from Barry University in Miami. She is an expert injector and is known for her attention to detail and meticulous nature. Her aesthetics artistry comes from both experience and an innate sense of observation and symmetry. She has a gift for determining the best treatments needed to help clientele achieve their desired outcome. Patients praise her for her gentle touch, which is an extension of her compassion and empathy.
She entered the cosmetic industry in 2005 working with lasers, and made the natural transition to full-time facial aesthetics and injectables in 2008. Corinn understands that Botox and filler treatments are a combination of skill, art and science. She is an expert injector and a national trainer of Botulinum toxin A and Dermal fillers for physicians, physician extenders and dental practitioners. Corinn also operates a med spa in Tampa, Florida. She is known as a perfectionist for her attention to detail and meticulous nature.
Dr. Joel Terry Alford, Clinical Instructor and National Speaker
Dr. Alford brings more than 20 years of non-surgical aesthetics experience to the IAFA. Over his last 21 years in the aesthetics industry, he has worked with leading companies such as Viora and Fotana to help develop various facial rejuvenation protocols and techniques. A believer in combination therapy, he offers his patients an array of services including microneedling, PRP, and Meso gun technologies with HA, PRP and nutritional supplements. A true expert in facial anatomy, Dr. Alford has led cadaver workshops for facial injectables for several years for the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics and LA-MCA. He developed a comprehensive 60-page anatomy manual to teach complex facial anatomy related to injectables, Botulinum Toxins, PDO threads and Energy Based devices ND:YAG and ER:YAG. A highly sought out speaker and trainer, Dr.Alford has taught among the most respected leaders of the aesthetic industry and for the most prestigious academies nationwide.
Dr. Alford is devoted and passionate about teaching. He is currently a visiting clinical instructor at the University of Alabama and LECOM School of Dentistry in Bradenton, Florida in Laser Technology. Additionally he teaches uses of lasers, facial anatomy, facial rejuvenation and PRP procedures for the International Association of Facial Aesthetics. Dr. Alford also teaches cosmetic reconstruction utilizing the most current technology in Zirconia and E-max based crowns and bridges, and CAD SIM /CAD CAM prosthesis, Veneers and Implant supported crowns to visiting dentists on a one on one basis.
Dr. Alford graduated with degrees in Math, Physics and Aerodynamics. While living in Southern California He enrolled in Cal Tech and obtained additional degrees in Chemistry and Biology. In 1974, he attended the University of Alabama School of Dentistry Graduating with Honors. Completed a Mini Residency in Anesthesia at the University of Alabama Medical School, Department of Anesthesia. He has received Masters certification in Dental laser therapy and teaches Dental application of Lasers at LECOM Dental School in Bradenton Florida. In January 2016 received Mastery Level Two in DTR Therapy and Treatment of Oro-Facial and TMD pain from Dr. Robert Kerstein and the Center for Neural Occlusion.
Dr. Alford is a member of the American Dental Society, Manatee County Dental Society, West Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Computer Dentistry, International Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. the World Clinical Laser Institute, International Academy of Facial Esthetics, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology, The American Academy of Facial Esthetics and The Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Dental Society. From January 2011 to January 2016 Dr. Alford has been awarded the honor of “America’s Top Dentist” for 6 years running in the field of Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry by the Consumers Research Council of America.
Dr. Ricardo M. Perez, International Speaker
Ricardo M Perez, DDS, founder of Cosmetic Dental Spa, is a recognized international speaker who trains dental practitioners worldwide on dental spa implementation and therapeutic uses of BOTOX® and dermal filler dental treatments. With the growth of injectables in dentistry, he has seen a rise in demand in his dental practice for therapeutic treatments such as TMD, facial pain and angular cheilitis, among others. As co-founder of the first network of dental spa, he has been an innovator in the field of dental and spa services since 2000. He opened his first practice in 1994 and founded that practice as the Cosmetic Dental Spa in 2000.
At DentaSpa, Dr. Perez is nationally certified Botox and Fillers trainer that strives to not only teach how to do procedures, but also how to successfully implement them. Over the past few years, he has successfully provided patients with beneficial restorative and therapeutic Botox treatments that optimize his aesthetic dental cases. He is one of less than 5% of dentists who have completed hands on training in cosmetics and occlusion. These courses include Functional Anterior Esthetics, Ultimate Occlusion, Occlussion II, and Full Mouth Synergy. Dr. Perez also lectures for Novalar on the uses of Oraverse.
Dr. Perez is a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, DOCS, International Congress of Osseo Integration, and a founding member of the Medical Spa Association. He is also a board member for the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics. Dr. Perez is a graduate of UCLA and the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry.
Dr. Shawn Cabbell, DMD, National Injectables Trainer
Dr. Shawn Cabbell, national injectables trainer, brings the Academy a fresh perspective to the arena of cosmetic and facial esthetics. He has owned and operated five dental practices, one of which is a full service dental spa. He currently practices full time between offices in Indianapolis, IN and the US Virgin Islands. Dr. Cabbell brings valuable first hand knowledge and experience which helps new injectors gain confidence, strengthen technique, treatment plan and incorporate facial esthetic treatment into their existing practice.
Dr. Cabbell graduated with honors from Howard University with an undergraduate business degree in Marketing. He completed his professional degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. Following dental school he continued training through an Advanced Education for General Dentistry program at the VCU Medical College of Virginia. Dr Cabbell is a member and consultant for the International Academy of Facial Aeshteics.
Dr. Cabbell embraces digital technology as a powerful tool helpful in facilitating dental treatment and visualizing esthetic options. His practice uses innovative methods of digital scanning, image morphology and picture enhancements to help patients visualize and understand how neurotransmitters and dermal fillers can enhance their appearance. He enjoys sharing these innovative ideas and methods with practitioners eager to learn more about the future.
Dr. James D. Condry, MD, DDS, National Trainer
Dr. James D. Condry, MD, DDS, brings more than 15 years experience in Botox & Dermal Fillers to the IAFA Advisory Board. He is triple board certified for maxillofacial, cosmetic, and general plastic & oculoplastic surgery. He has a private practice for oral, maxillofacial and cosmetic reconstructive surgery in Saratoga Springs, NY.
After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, he attended the University of Maryland Dental School. While there, he received many accolades and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a perfect average. He was then granted advanced standing at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and graduated with honors obtaining his M.D. He then completed an internship in general surgery and then a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. During this time, Dr. Condry developed an interest in facial cosmetic surgery and decided to pursue fellowship training in cosmetic surgery. He was offered a coveted fellowship position through the Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. In this fellowship, he was cross-trained by maxillofacial, cosmetic, general plastic and oculoplastic surgeons. He is triple board certified and has a private practice for oral, maxillofacial and cosmetic reconstructive surgery in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Dr. Mike Golsen, National Injectable Trainer
Mike Golsen, DMD, is national trainer for DentaSpa Seminars, teaching alumni nationwide how to successfully implement cosmetic and therapeutic uses of BOTOX® and dermal filler dental treatments. Seeing the tremendous growth of facial injectable treatments in dentistry, he went on to earn more than 100 CE credits on the subject and in 2012, officially implemented these treatments into his practice.
Dr. Golsen has been practicing dentistry for 30 years and was the founder and co-owner of Golsen Family Dentistry, a family and cosmetic dental practice in Alpharetta ,GA. Dr. Golsen’s involvement with organized and continuing education is extensive and he believes that “learning is continuous.”
Golsen Family Dentistry was a benchmark practice built on quality patient care and customer service. The practice focus was on functional aesthetics and conservative care. During his tenure at Golsen Family Dentistry, he performed all of the New Patient exams and treatment planning for the practice. Dr Golsen implemented Invisalign as part of his patient care and shortly became one of the most experienced providers in the state of Georgia, earning Premiere Preferred Provider status in 2013. To date, he has earned over 230 hours in Invisalign and orthodontic continuing education.
Dr. Golsen is a 2nd generation Dentist who received his BA from Emory University and DMD from the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry. He later went on to earn an MBA from Kennesaw State University.
Dr. Golsen believes that value added services such as BOTOX® and dermal fillers are a game changer for the modern dental practice and that dentist are positioned best to provide such services.