Dr. Payam Ataii, DMD, MBA

Dr. Payam Ataii is the Founder and Author of the Elevate Program and has been in private practice for past 22 years. Over the last 11 years, he has provided Invisalign® treatment to nearly 1,000 patients at his practice in Laguna Hills. Dr. Ataii’s research has led to articles published in numerous dental journals, and he is the recipient of numerous awards for his research and peer-to-peer lecturing. His research has brought forth changes in dentistry, and holds multiple patents allowing patients to reap the rewards of modern technology. Dr. Ataii received his dental degree from Tufts Dental School, ranking first in his clinical class with a Harvard Externship. He also serves on multiple company boards and is a recognized key opinion leader. He has trained doctors and their team members nationally and internationally helping dental offices reap the rewards of modern technology for their patients. Dr. Ataii is a strong believer in using Invisalign® treatment for improved dental health.

Current Invisalign® Courses Taught

Elevate, Practice Growth Seminar

State: California

Invisalign® Facility

Dr. Stephane Reinhardt

Dr. Reinhardt graduated from the University of Montréal in 1992. He maintains a general practice in Brossard, Quebec, Canada where he developed a special interest in orthodontics. Since 2004, he introduced Invisalign® in his practice and became an Elite Provider in 2007. In 2015 he was the first Canadian dentist to win the Invisalign® Summit Shootout held at the Invisalign® Summit in Las Vegas. Since then, he reached the Top 1% level. He is now and Align Faculty member and teaches Fundamentals and Intermediate courses and numerous study clubs in USA and Canada. He is also a senior instructor and a fellow of the IAO. Dr Reinhardt is a published author and a member of the IAO, AGD, AOS, ODQ and MENSA International.

Current Invisalign® Courses Taught

IFC/IIC in French
Potentially Elevate in French and English

Province: Quebech

Invisalign® Top 1% Provider

Thomas S. Shipley

Thomas S. Shipley, DMD, MS, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University and went on to earn his doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Dr. Shipley completed a Master’s program in Orthodontics at West Virginia University.

Dr. Shipley maintains a full-time orthodontic practice in Peoria, Arizona. He is an Adjunct Professor of Orthodontics at The Arizona School of Dentistry Orthodontic Specialty Program. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics, and the Arizona Dental Association.

State: Arizona

Invisalign® Case Volume


Dr. Michael Badger, DDS, FAGD, DICOI

Dr. Michael Badger earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University and his dental degree from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry.
In addition to being a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Badger also holds Diplomatic status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. Badger provides Invisalign® treatment to his patients at Heartland Dental Care in Orlando, Florida. He is top 1% Invisalign® provider.

State: Florida

Clinical Director: Heartland Dental

Invisalign® Case Volume


Dr. Rick Mars

Dr. Rick Mars has practiced patient-centered dentistry in the Miami area for 25 years. He received his undergraduate education at Emory University and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Georgetown University School of Dentistry. An Invisalign® Elite Provider, he lectures internationally on Invisalign® treatment. Dr. Mars was voted one of America’s Top Dentist in 2013 for Invisalign®, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry by Consumers’ Research Council of America and a Leading Dentist of the World in 2014 by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals. He is author of many dental articles published in both Aventura Magazine and community newspapers. Dr. Mars holds memberships in a variety of state and national dental academies and associations.

State: Florida

Invisalign® Case Volume


Dr. Frederic Poirier

Dr Poirier is a general practice dentist graduated from the University of Montreal in 1996.He also detains a bachelor degree in microbiology from the same university. For the last 20 years he has developed a great amount of knowledge in orthodontics by treating more than 2500 patients with the help of myofunctionnal appliances, braces and, since 2003 , with the Invisalign®technique.

With close to 1200 Invisalign® cases, Dr Poirier joins our Elevate Speakers as one of the few general dentists who has claimed the title of Premier Provider 1%.

Learning from the best orthodontic speakers in the world has given him the passion for sharing his knowledge with others. He has lectured in Europe, Montreal, Quebec city, Dallas, Costa Rica, Edmonton, Halifax, Atlanta, and the list goes on. He is an Align Faculty member since 2015.

When not teaching, Dr Poirier runs a flourishing practice of 5 dentists and 20 staff members on the south-shore of Montreal.

Province: Montreal

Invisalign® Top 1% Provider


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