1280 Advancing Orthodontics with the Founders of uLab : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Amir Abolfathi is co-founder of uLab Systems. He has over 32 years of operating experience in the healthcare industry focused on developing and commercializing cardiovascular devices, dental products, hearing prosthetics, and genomic diagnostics & analytics. Prior to uLab, he founded four other medical device startups since 1995. He was VP of R&D at Align Technology responsible for product development and clinical education during the first six years of Align inception. Prior to Align Technology, Amir held a variety of executive positions at Pfizer, Guidant, and Baxter-Edwards. Amir holds over 100 issued patents. Amir received an MS in Engineering Management from the University of Southern California and a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

Charlie Wen is the cofounder and president of uLabSystems, an AI based software company to enable doctors to create computer assisted treatment solutions in office. A serial entrepreneur, Charlie has cofounded several companies in multiple markets including: OrthoClear, an orthodontic company exit by selling $20M; FourPosition, advanced indoor GPS device, Karegiver, an AI based senior assistant system, Dentul a device distribution company. Charlie is also known as first CTO of Invisalign, built technology to a successful $1B IPO. Prior to Align, Charlie worked for Hollywood, where two movies he worked on nominated for Oscar. Charlie is the inventor of 100+ patents, and won national math award twice in China. Charlie received his BS from University of Science and Technology of China. He received his MS from Caltech focusing on AI research 30 years ago.

Dr. Mic Falkel is a class of 1987 graduate of University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. After graduation he attended his General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital at West Los Angeles and has been in general Practice in Monterey California since 1989. Having experienced frustration with the performance of local anesthetic in his practice, particularly around the frequency of failed anesthetic, delayed onset, injection pain and post-operative discomfort, he began research into the pharmacokinetics of dental anesthetic. Based on this research, Dr. Falkel has developed an alternative new paradigm in anesthetic delivery science for dentistry. Dr. Falkel is the founder of Onpharma Company an anesthetic technology and products company. Dr. Falkel has a position as Assistant Professor in Local Anesthesia at The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. In 2015 Dr. Falkel helped start uLab Systems, Inc. as the clinical founder.

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