Key Opinion Leaders

OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. understands that education is a fundamental requirement for the adoption of any new technology.

As a result, we have assembled a diverse group of clinicians to further efforts to present the scientific and clinical evidence behind this ground-breaking technology. These orthodontists have of a depth of experience successfully integrating new treatment modalities and clinical techniques into their practices.

We are pleased to present biographical information on the current OrthoAccel Key Opinion Leadership Group.

Group members have all distinguished themselves as world-class clinicians and sought-after lecturers on the subjects of contemporary orthodontic techniques and practices. Members include:


Dr. David Alpan earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1996 and his orthodontic specialty certificate in 1998 from the University of the Pacific Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He became licensed to practice in California and Nevada in 1996 and was awarded a Master of Science in Dentistry. He served as a consultant for Align Technology and was an integral part of the clinical education department from 2002-2008. Dr. Alpan was also a member of Ormco’s elite insiders group from 2007-2017 as a clinical consultant. He advises for 3M Unitek’s research panel and is a member of the Incognito Center of Excellence. He is also one of the founding members of the Golden Circle of Excellence incognito group. Dr. Alpin has practiced in Los Angeles and Century City since 1999, incorporating the latest technologies in accelerated orthodontics with AcceleDent and micro-osteo perforations. Dr. Alpan specializes in treating the face, airway and teeth, focusing on the most ideal bite and smile.


Dr. Jay Bowman received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and a Master of Science in Dentistry 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. He is a Clinical Consultant for OrthoAccel for several years.


Dr. Maggie Wan Chi Chiu is a board-certified specialist in orthodontics. Her specialties include Invisalign and self-ligating braces, cosmetic dentistry and myofunctional therapy. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Chung Shan Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan in 2002, followed by Master of Science and orthodontic specialist training in 2007 from Taipei Medical University. Dr. Chiu is a certified member of the first group of aligner orthodontists and Director of Council with the Taiwan Association of Aligner Orthodontics (TAAO). She has been in private practice since 2004 and works part-time at the Cardinal Tien Hospital. She has given more than 50 lectures to clinicians in several Asian countries. Dr. Chiu has been a certified provider of Invisalign since 2009 and since 2015 she has integrated AcceleDent into her aligner treatment. She has been recognized as a Platinum AcceleDent and Diamond Invisalign Provider.


Dr. Julien Godenèche is a specialist in orthodontics, graduated from the Faculty of Odontology Claude Bernard of Lyon in France. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Biological and Medical Sciences, a Certificate in Advanced Studies, University Diplomas of Lingual Orthodontics (Lyon I) and legal compensation for dental damage. He is co-founder of the Francophone Society of Rapid Orthodontics and Adults (SFORA) in 2013 and a member of TREFLE (Ecully’s labial-palatal cleft treatment team). Dr. Godenèche is the author of several articles on growth, facial cleft treatment and accelerated orthodontics. He participates in the development of the Invisalign technique as a speaker, member of the research group of Align Technology and Diamond II practitioner and functions as a Clinical Speaker and KOL for AcceleDent. His private practice is in Villeurbanne and he also teaches at the faculty and the dental center in Lyon where he is responsible for the lingual technique for orthodontic students.

Dr. Manal Ibrahim

Dr. Manal Ibrahim attended the University of Illinois at Chicago for her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and certificate in Advanced Combined Prosthodontics, followed by New York University, College of Dentistry, where she obtained her Certificate in Orthodontics. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is the owner of Innovative Orthodontic Centers with two locations in Illinois. She holds a certificate in Advanced Combined Prosthodontics and practiced restorative, prosthetic and implant dentistry; treating adults with a variety of complex dental needs for nearly 10 years prior to becoming an orthodontist. Also due to her two specialty training programs, Dr. Ibrahim treats orthodontic patients with any degree of complexity. She has been recognized as an AcceleDent Diamond provider and an Invisalign Diamond Plus Provider, being a Top 1% Provider for both. Within the last few years, she has clinical experience with over 3500 AcceleDent patients with aligner and brackets cases and more than 3000 Invisalign patients.


Dr. Kenneth Lew is a board-certified orthodontic specialist and received his Master of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics at the University of Adelaide. He was bestowed with the Fellowship of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh without examination in recognition of his extensive clinical research and practice in Orthodontics. Dr. Lew has authored over 60 Orthodontic scientific articles published in international referred journals as well as being invited to speak at more than 300 conferences worldwide. Dr. Lew was also a founder member of Association of Orthodontics in Singapore and served previously as the President. Invisalign trained since 2005, he has achieved a Diamond Provider status for every successive year since 2014. Conducting orthodontic courses for specialists and GPs is one of Dr. Lew’s passions. He has conducted these courses in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam since the year 2000.


Dr. Iván Malagón is an odontologist licensed by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2002. He is the director of several ortho postgraduates training programs in Spain, Portugal, Poland and Brazil, and he collaborates with the most important universities in Spain and European Scientific Societies. Dr. Malagón is an active member of SEDO, SEDA, AAO and WFO as well as a DSD Scientific Board Member and instructor. He has treated more than 2400 cases with aligners and is the only doctor in Spain and Portugal who has been awarded “Invisalign Diamond Doctor” in his 8th consecutive year. He was rewarded to be one of the 40 most relevant doctors in “The Excellence of Medicine in Spain”, published by Last Word Publishers. Dr. Malagón is a specialist in orthodontics, orthopedics and maxillo-mandibular orthognathic surgery with his own clinic in Madrid. He functions as a Clinical Speaker and KOL for Ormco, Invisalign and AcceleDent.

Dr. Straty Righellis

Dr. Straty Righellis graduated from UCLA Dental School and received his orthodontic specialty certification from University of California at San Francisco. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, an Associate Clinical Professor at University of California at San Francisco, School of Dentistry as well as lecturing annually to the Orthodontic residents at University of North Carolina and Arizona School of Oral Health. Dr. Righellis is on the Editorial Review Board for the American Journal of Orthodontics and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on Excellence and Clinical Orthodontics. He is a faculty member at the FACE post graduate program and is past President of the Edward H. Angle Society, Northern California. He maintains a private practice in Oakland, California.

Dr. Neil Warshawsky

Dr. Neil Warshawsky received his Doctor of Dental Surgery, Master of Science and Certificate of Orthodontics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Warshawsky, a board-certified orthodontic specialist, has over 18 years of experience with cleft palate and craniofacial cases and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois Craniofacial Center. A strong proponent of customized orthodontic solutions, Dr. Warshawsky has been using the Invisalign system since 1999. He has authored over 25 articles from Essix retainers to Lingual orthodontics with Orthognathic surgery. He is triple boarded as well as a member of the American Board of Orthodontics. He routinely lectures to academics as well as professional crowds around the world on orthodontic efficiency and management.