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Faculty

Faculty Members are practicing clinicians whom have successfully implemented the Kois principles in their own dental practices. Each Faculty Member is a Kois Alumni, and has developed educational presentations based on their specific area(s) of expertise. These presentations are incorporated into applicable courses to enhance the course experience and provide greater depth to the curriculum.


Dr. Elizabeth Bakeman

Dr. Bakeman received her D.D.S. degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Dr. Bakeman serves as an Accreditation and Fellowship Examiner for the AACD. She served as Chairman of Accreditation for the AACD and Chairman of the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Bakeman works with dentists and technicians to promote education through publication and served two years as Contributing Editor to the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. She served as Editor in Chief of the Kois Center Journal of Excellence and Section Editor for Compendium. She currently serves on several editorial boards. She publishes and lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of comprehensive restorative dentistry and soft tissue management in the esthetic zone. She works with dentists and technicians at the Kois Center, Seattle, Washington and maintains a full-time private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Dr. Dean E. Kois

Dr. Dean E. Kois received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) from Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kois went on to specialize in Prosthodontics receiving a Certificate in Prosthodontics with a Master’s of Science degree (MSD) from the University of Washington, School of Dentistry, and then completed a 2- year surgical Implant Fellowship (FID) at New York University, College of Dentistry. His memberships to professional organizations includes the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American College of Prosthodontists, Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics, Washington State Society of Prosthodontists & King County Dental Association. Dr. Kois continues to lecture nationally and internationally as well as publish extensively on various topics in dentistry. He maintains a private practice limited to restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry in Seattle. In addition, he continues to work with restorative dentists at the Kois Center, a didactic and clinical teaching program.


Dr. Michael Sesemann

Dr. Michael Sesemann received his dental degree in 1981 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry. He has been in private practice since that time and maintains active memberships in the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Equilibration Society, the American Society for Dental Esthetics and the Academy of General Dentistry. After becoming an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) in 1999, he became the 35th Fellow of the Academy in 2004. He currently serves as an examiner for the accreditation and fellowship processes after serving as Chair of Accreditation for the AACD in 2001-04. In addition to his credentialing duties, numerous committee responsibilities and Director activities, Dr. Sesemann was elected to be the Academy’s 23rd President serving the organization in 2009-2010.

While maintaining a full-time practice in Omaha, Dr. Sesemann lectures internationally and has published several manuscripts on the techniques necessary for successful completion of the comprehensive restorative case. He enjoys being a Clinical Instructor and a member of the Advisory Board for the Kois Center. He is a faculty member of the Beverly Hills Institute of Dental Esthetics after serving at the Dawson Center in a similar capacity from 2004-07 and he appreciates giving back to future dentists by being an adjunct faculty member for the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry.

For written publications, Dr. Sesemann served as Associate Editor for Functional Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry Currently, he serves as Section Editor (Restorative) for the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and sits on the editorial boards of Inside Dentistry, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, and the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry

As founder of the Nebraska Institute of Comprehensive Dentistry, Dr. Sesemann strives to achieve a predictable synergy between esthetics and function. The result for the patient is excellent oral health, an attractive smile and long-term, functional satisfaction.


Dr. Doug Thompson

Dr. Thompson began his dental career at age 18, working as an in-house laboratory technician. Over the next ten years, he worked and studied full time and graduated from University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1996. He then completed a one-year hospital-based V. A. Residency Program in General Dentistry. In 1997, Dr. Thompson bought an established private practice in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and practices there today.