Meet Our Faculty

As one of the longest-standing dental education facilities, we’re proud to host numerous doctors and educators from across the United States who are passionate about dentistry.



Director of Educatio

Dr. Bruce Crispin, DDS MS

Dr. Bruce J. Crispin’s unsurpassed credentials and experience establish him as a world authority in reconstructive and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Crispin’s love of clinical dentistry and his caring approach to patient care add up to a dentist that the most discriminating patient will appreciate.

The focus of Dr. Crispin’s practice is on esthetic restorative dentistry. The scope of his practice includes conservative treatments to reconstructions and implants, as well as hygiene and maintenance for all patients. In addition, he has made it a personal goal to take interdisciplinary dental treatment to higher levels with new and creative techniques.

Dr. Crispin’s qualifications are in a class that few dentists can match. His education and teaching background plus his extensive practice experience make him a true expert in his field. Hundreds of dentists annually attend his lectures or train at Esthetic Professionals Dental Education Center.


DDS, University of Michigan, 1972
MS, Fixed Prosthodontics, 1975.


45+Research Papers and Abstracts
30+Teaching Publications
40+Video Tapes
Textbook: “Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry, Practice Fundamentals” 1994 (Translated into Japanese, German, Spanish, Russian)

Honors and Achievements

Diplomat, American Board of Prosthodontics
Accredited Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Alumni Member (Honors Fraternity for Top Graduates)
Numerous Teaching Awards
Numerous Graduation Awards
American College of Dentists, Fellow
Pierre Fauchard International Honor Dental Organization
Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles
Created UCLA, Center for Esthetic Dentistry, 1989 (This esthetic center was one of the first of its kind in a university)
AACD Evy Presidents Award
AACD Evy Award: Outstanding Educator in Cosmetic Dentistry

Teaching Experience

Clinical Instructor, University of Michigan 1972-1973
Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Liverpool 1975-1976
ProfessorUCLA, School of Dentistry, 1976-1999
DirectorUCLA, Center for Esthetic Dentistry, 1989-1998
Founder and DirectorEsthetic Professionals Dental Education Center, 1997 (present)
600+ Local, National, and International Lectures, and Hands-On Programs


Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of California Riverside

Doctor of Medical DentistryTufts University of Dental Medicine

Honors & Achievements

Joseph E. Primack, Endowed Prize Fund in Prosthodontics
Award for Clinical Excellence
Accredited Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Teaching Experience

Comprehensive Esthetic Residency Program Didactic and Hands-on Instructor, 10+ years
Present Advanced Fixed Prosthodontic Program, Didactic and Hands-on Instructor, 10+ years
Lecturer: Speaker on numerous dental topics 5+ years

Associate Director of Educatio

Dr. Kristi Crispin, DMD

Dr. Kristi Crispin earned her dental degree from Tufts University of Dental Medicine in Boston, and upon graduation completed extensive post-graduate training in cosmetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry. She received her accreditation by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is only one of 385 dentists in the world to achieve this prestigious honor. Dr. Crispin is a true master in the art and science of cosmetic restorative dentistry.

 She is a dedicated professional providing general, family and cosmetic dentistry in a caring, low-stress environment. In addition to patient care, she is committed to advanced education and staying at the forefront of dental technology. She is on the faculty of Esthetic Professionals Dental Education Center and a member of several dental societies.

Dr. Kristi Crispin has a unique passion for her patients and their needs.


Chad Crispin

Chad is the Chief Technology Officer here at Esthetic Professionals, he started with Esthetic Professionals originally in 2012 as the Director of Business Development.


Dr. Brad Eli

Dr. Brad Eli is nationally recognized by colleagues and patients as a leader in pain management and the treatment of sleep disordered breathing. He is one of an elite group of board-certified Orofacial Pain Specialists in the nation with the advanced training and experience to diagnose and manage complex facial pain problems.

Dr. Bernie Villadiego

Dr. Bernie Villadiego has practiced dentistry in the San Fernando Valley for over 18 years. He received his DDS degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1989 and went on to complete a general practice residency program at Los Angeles/USC Medical Center. In October 1993, he went on to establish a private practice with an emphasis in esthetic and reconstructive dentistry in Los Angeles, CA in October 1993.

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Dr. Tony Darher

Dr. Tony Daher began practicing dentistry in California in 1982. His love for teaching led him to earn a Master’s degree in Medical Education from USC in 1984.

Dr. Edmond Raymond Hewlett

Dr. Edmond Raymond Hewlett, received his D.D.S. degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry and then completed a 1-year general practice residency program at the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago. Returning to Los Angeles, In 1987, Dr. Hewlett was appointed to the full-time academic faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Section of Operative Dentistry, and promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1994. In June, 2003, Dr. Hewlett completed postgraduate training in Prosthodontics at UCLA and was awarded a certificate in this dental specialty. He is currently Professor and Vice-Chair of Restorative Dentistry at UCLA, and was appointed in 2011 to the position of Associate Dean for Outreach and Diversity.

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Scott Stewart

Since 1991 Scott has been working exclusively in the dental industry, advising on all practice management aspects of operating a practice, practice transitions and assisting with due diligence for those purchasing and selling practices.

Dr. James Peyton

Dr. JiPeyton graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry in 1982.  While maintaining a private practice in Bakersfield, CA he was a  a part-time clinical instructor at UCLA School of Dentistry for 25 years.  Dr. Peyton is a lecturer at Esthetic Professionals Education Center (Tarzana, CA) and a part-time clinical instructor at the Fahl Institute in Curitiba, Brazil.  He has published several articles for Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry and The Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)…Dr. Peyton is a fellow, an accredited member, and examiner for the AACD.  He is also a contributing editor for the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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Dr. Warren E. Kaufman

Dr. Warren is an experienced dentist with more than 30 years in practice.