Registrations for PCRF TMJ Arthroscopy Course
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Choose your preferred datesApril 19-20, 2025   June 7-8, 2025   August 23-24, 2025   
Oct 11-12, 2025   

Jeffrey J. Moses DDS, FAACS: Associate Adjunct Professor at OMFS, University of California Los Angeles, California. Past Professor of Surgery Dept. OMFS at Loma Linda University, California, Current President and Founder, Pacific Clinical Research Foundation (a.k.a. Smiles International foundation), Carlsbad, California
Dr. Moses was born in Tokyo, Japan, and was naturalized as a United States citizen. After completing his undergraduate degree with Cum Laude Honors in biomedical engineering at the University of California at San Diego, Revelle campus, Dr. Moses then earned his dental degree with Cum Laude Honors from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. After serving the U.S. Navy, as a Lt. Commander thereby repaying his dental scholarship before entering the inactive reserves,
Dr. Moses completed a full graduate fellowship/residency becoming Board Certified in Anesthesiology. He went on to become Board Certified in Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery after completing his residency at the University of Texas located at Parkland Memorial Hospital/Children’s Medical Center in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.
He is a fellow in the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons (AACMFS). Dr. Moses holds a status of fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons (FAACS), International Academy of Pain Management, American Academy of Orofacial Pain, Pierre Fauchard Academy, International College of Dentistry (FICD) and American College of Dentistry (FACD), Academy of Dentistry Internationale (FADI), served as the founding Secretary of the
American Society of TMJ Arthroscopic Surgeons, and is one of the early members of the American Society of TMJ Surgeons (ASTMJS) since 1986.
Having published many peer-reviewed research articles on TMJ arthroscopy and surgical management for pathologic processes, Dr. Moses has also contributed numerous chapters on this subject for several major textbooks. Dr. Moses is currently the president and founder of the Pacific Clinical Research Foundation
(a.k.a. Smiles International Foundation and the Moses Institute in Costa Rica) and the co-founder of the Rotary Thousand Smiles Foundation.
Daniel Perez, DDS :  Professor and Program Director in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Perez was born in San Jose, Costa Rica where he obtained a dental degree from the University of Costa Rica. He then worked as a General Dentist for a year, as well as with the University of Costa Rica as an instructor of the Oral Surgery Department. While there, he was awarded a scholarship for residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He moved to Bogota, Colombia and completed his training at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Medical School.
After that, he returned to Costa Rica and that same year and was accepted into the fellowship program in Orthognathic and TMJ Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. After completion of this fellowship, he was recruited to San Antonio to join the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department in the School of Dentistry, at UTHSCSA.
Dr. Perez' clinical interests include trauma, facial reconstructive surgery, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), sleep apnea, and orthognathic surgery, among others. His clinical research focuses on management of TMJ pain, treatment of TMJ disease with surgical procedures and the use of sophisticated and modern diagnostic approaches for detailed characterization of diverse types of TMJ pathophysiology.
In addition to advanced arthroscopic surgery, he performs a large number of artificial TMJ reconstructions with artificial joint prostheses and recognizes the importance of research in the physiology of joint movement after joint replacements.
Dr. Perez has published more than thirty-five peer-reviewed articles on the treatment of TMJ and Oral & Maxillary Surgery conditions, generating more than 500 citations (; June 2022).
Daniel D. Choi, MD, DDS: Assistant Director of TMJ and Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery, Mass General Hospital, Boston, Mass.
Dr. Choi is a fellowship-trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon who specializes in dentofacial deformities and temporomandibular joint disorders. He received his undergraduate and dental degree from New York University. He then completed his medical school and residency training at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. After residency, Dr. Choi completed a fellowship in temporomandibular joint (TMJ)surgery, salivary gland and minimally invasive trauma and orthognathic surgery at Baptist Hospital of Miami.
He then served as assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital/Sidney Kimmel Medical College and was previously the chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Jefferson Health Northeast in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Choi curently serves as assistant director of the TMJ and Minimally Invasive
Endoscopic Fellowship program at Mass General. His clinical interests include
microsurgical repair of trigeminal nerve injuries, orthognathic surgery and TMJ
surgery. His research studies are focused on resident simulation training,
nerve injuries and temporomandibular joint disorders.
He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American
Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is an active member of the
American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons and the American
Society of TMJ Surgeons.
    J. Dylan Bowles, DDS: Private practice

Dr. Dylan Bowles completed his DDS training at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in 2003 and his residency in OMFS at the Womack Army Medical Center at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. He achieved Diplomate status with both the American Board of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology in 2006. Following a full career in the U.S. Army, he started the Texas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery where he currently practices in all aspects of Maxillofacial Surgery including, Orthognathic Surgery, Children’s Mission Cleft Surgery, and has vast experience in office based TMJ Arthroscopic Surgery.

Dr. Bowles a fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Association of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, and the American College of OMFS. He is an active member of the American Society of TMJ Surgeons American College of OMFS.

Felix J Amarista, DDS

Assistant Professor

Dr. Amarista is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons, International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Texas and Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Felix Amarista is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. He received his D.D.S. at the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), graduating with honors in 2011. After receiving his dental degree, he completed a 1-year internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at “Dr. Domingo Luciani” Hospital in Caracas, Venezuela. Then he moved to Bogota, Colombia, and finished an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Bogota Central Military Hospital – Nueva Granada Military University in 2018. During his training, he was awarded “Researcher of the Year” for 2016 and 2017 among all medical specialties and finally graduated as "Best Resident of First Specialization", among more than 80 medical specialists. Upon graduation, he was awarded “Best Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident in Latin America” by the Latin American Association of Traumatology and Bucomaxillofacial Surgery (ALACIBU). He recently received the IAOMS NextGen Outstanding Young Surgeon Award from the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS) and the Daniel M. Laskin Award for the best manuscript published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2022 by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS).

Dr. Amarista joined the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UT Health San Antonio in 2018 to continue his education in the US and completed his residency in 2021. He has published several scientific articles in the OMS field, is committed to improving patient care through research, and is passionate about teaching and pursuing an academic career.

Dr. Amarista's clinical interests include the treatment of TMJ pathology including advanced TMJ arthroscopy, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma, benign pathology, and complex dentoalveolar surgery including dental implants. His other interests include playing soccer, running, and going to the gym, and enjoys spending time with his wife who is also an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.


Jose Ignacio Montero N. was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, where he completed his Dental School. He then moved to U.S and specialized in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital where he received the award of “Best Surgical Skills” in his class. Subsequently, He completed a Fellowship in minimally invasive Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with special focus in advanced TMJ arthroscopy and Sialendoscopy under the guidance of a world-renowned oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Joseph McCain. Jose Ignacio Montero N. was entrusted to assume the role of head of the Miami OMS practice by Dr. McCain right after his fellowship. He is currently in private practice at Baptist Hospital of Miami campus. His clinical specialties include TMJ management/arthroscopy, sialoendoscopy, orthognathic surgery, facial trauma, oral pathology, reconstruction, and dento alveolar surgery.

Dr. Montero is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He is a staff physician with Baptist Health Systems. He is also a Part-time Faculty member of the OMFS program at University of Miami / Jackson Memorial.

Dr. Montero teaches multiples hands-on TMJ arthroscopy courses nationally and internationally.

He is a member of American Dental Association and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.