Company Advisors and Clinical Consultants

Company Advisor

Cliff AlexanderRICHARD P. IVERSON

Mr. Iverson is an independent medical and dental consultant who has consulted with OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc., since 2008 and is a member of Brewer Medical Corporation’s Board of Directors. Prior, he was a member of the 3M executive team for 33 years, including eight years as President/General Manager of the 3M Unitek Orthodontic subsidiary and three years as Vice President of the Electronic Products Division. Mr. Iverson has served as President of American Orthodontics Corporation, was President of the Orthodontic Manufacturers Association for two terms and served on the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation Board.


Clinical Consultants

Jay Bowman

Dr. Jay Bowman

Dr. Bowman received his D.M.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and a M.S.D. from Saint Louis University Department of Orthodontics. In addition to maintaining private practices in Portage, Kalamazoo and Paw Paw, Michigan, Dr. Bowman is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Saint Louis University. He developed and teaches the Straightwire course at The University of Michigan and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Bowman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, a Fellow of the American and the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a Regent of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation. He received the Angle Research Award in 2000 and the Alumni Merit Award from Saint Louis University in 2005. Dr. Bowman’s Kalamazoo Orthodontics was the first private clinical practice in the U.S. to offer AcceleDent.

Dawei Liu

Dr. Dawei Liu

Dr. Dawei Liu received his DDS in 1990, certificate and MS in orthodontics in 1994 from China Medical University. He received his PhD in bone biology from Beijing Medical University (now Peking University) in 1997. He was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Orthodontics at the Royal Dental College (now Aarhus University), Denmark from 1999 to 2002, and at Indiana University until 2005 when he moved to Marquette University. Currently, Dr. Liu is the Pre-doctoral Program Director and Research Director in the Department of Developmental Sciences/Orthodontics at Marquette University. Through the years, Dr. Liu has focused his research on the investigation of the effects of mechanical perturbation (e.g. vibration) on orthodontic tooth movement and root resorption with the goals of shortening treatment time and reducing the risk of root resorption in clinical orthodontic patients. His research has been supported by a variety of funds including the American Association of Orthodontics Foundation (2005-2008), European Orthodontic Society (2006-2008), and Marquette University Start-up fund. Due to his research achievements, Dr. Liu has received the Robert M. Ricketts Sunflower Orthodontics Fellowship Award (2006), Alice L. Jee Memorial Young Investigator Award under the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (2006, 2007), Willie and Earl Shepherd Fellowship Award (2007) and Orhan C. Tuncay Teaching Fellowship Award (2008). Dr. Liu has been invited to speak on the Moyers’ symposium (2009, 2014) and on the annual meeting of the American Association of Orthodontists (2010). In 2009, Dr. Liu completed his U.S. orthodontic training and received his certificate and MS in orthodontics from Marquette University. In 2009 he also attended the Academy of Academic Leadership Sponsorship Program (AALSP) supported by the AAO and the American Dental and Educational Association (ADEA). Dr. Liu is an active member of the AAO, EOS, ASBMR and ORS. He serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and as a reviewer for several other journals.

Kenji Ojima

Dr. Kenji Ojima

Dr. Kenji Ojima studied dentistry at the University of Showa, Tokyo, Japan, and conducted postgraduate studies in orthodontics at the University of Showa, Department of Orthodontics. In 2007 Dr. Ojima started his private practice, Hongo Sakura Orthodontics, in Tokyo and was joined by associates Drs. Dan, Kumangai and Nishiyama. Dr. Ojima is the Asian chapter president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics, and president of the Japan Academy of Aligner Orthodontics. A renowned presenter in Japan, Italy, Germany, Korea and the United States, Dr. Ojima’s recent engagements include 2014 speaker at the DGAO, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Aligner Orthodontie; 2014 Keynote Speaker at the Japan Academy of Aligner Orthodontics; and 2014 Best Oral Presentation awarded at SIDO, Italian Society of Orthodontics. Dr. Ojima is an Invisalign Diamond Provider and primary author of Journal of Clinical Orthodontics’ August 2014 case report, “Accelerated Extraction Treatment with Invisalign.” Dr. Ojima will be presenting on accelerated orthodontic treatment at the American Association of Orthodontics’ 115th Annual Session, San Francisco, CA.

Dubravko Pavlin

Dr. Dubravko Pavlin

Dr. Dubravko Pavlin is in private orthodontic practice in San Antonio, Texas and a Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Texas, School of Dentistry, San Antonio. He is Board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He obtained his orthodontic specialty certificate and a Ph.D. in biological sciences from the University of Connecticut, and a DMD and MSD degrees from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. As a full time and part time orthodontic educator and faculty for the past 29 years, he is involved in teaching clinical orthodontics and basic biological sciences to orthodontic residents and dental students. Dr. Pavlin’s areas of expertise include orthodontic biomechanics, accelerated orthodontics, evidence based treatment, and the effect of mechanical loading on bone. He has been actively involved in funded research in clinical orthodontics and bone biology throughout his career. He was the lead scientist and consultant in the recent randomized clinical trial at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, investigating the effect of pulsatile loading (vibrations) on the rate of tooth movement during orthodontic treatment. Dr. Pavlin lectures regularly in the US and internationally and his research in bone biology and clinical orthodontics was published in prestigious journals and book chapters, including the 6th edition (2016) of the Graber’s Orthodontics: Current Principles and Techniques.