Michael Austin, Co-Founder, CEO

Michael Austin has held key leadership roles in manufacturing and distribution companies in small business and Fortune 500 environments. He also has broad industry experience ranging from sports medical products, lightning location and data distribution, aerospace and automotive. Products he has engineered and designed include safety of flight components for military and commercial aircraft and the space shuttle. He transitioned an innovative and unique sports medical product from prototype to production and its entry into the marketplace resulting in injury prevention for thousands of athletes. His leadership roles have included GM, VP, President, COO and CEO responsibilities in challenging business environments involving business turnaround, start-ups and rapid profitable growth. He is the author of “Motivational Model for Sales Engineers” and has served on the board of directors for domestic and foreign companies, including Météorage of Pau, France; Restorative Biosciences of Scottsdale and Rowpar Pharmaceutical. He received his Master’s degree in Management from the University of Redlands and his engineering degree from Northrop University.

Chad Kennedy, PhD., Chief Science Officer

Professor Kennedy’s experience spans biomedical engineering research, project management and advanced technology application in industry. Mr. Kennedy’s expertise stems from spending the last 20+ years working in the field of engineering.  His early career began working in various engineering design, testing and astronaut training capacities at NASA Johnson Space Center. After, Dr. Kennedy helped establish Silicon Valley office and operations of VI Technology, Inc., an independent consulting firm in automation and testing systems. Dr. Kennedy was the Co-founder, and CEO of the start-up company, Restorative Biosciences Inc., an early stage company that focused on developing anti-fouling, anti-inflammatory coatings and therapeutics for ophthalmic applications.

Dr. Kennedy is currently a Lecturer and Professor for the Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (TEM) Department in the Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University Polytechnic and former National Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering Technology at DeVry University. Prof. Kennedy currently sits on national Association for Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) educational committee and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Academic Council. Dr. Kennedy holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in addition to master’s and doctorate degrees in Bioengineering from Arizona State University.

Dr. Orest G. Komarnyckyj, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Komarnyckyj has been practicing dental implant placement and periodontology in central Phoenix since 1985 and has been a valley resident since 1960. Dr. Komarnyckyj took the lead in Arizona a decade ago when he started using Visual SRP (using a dental endoscope rather than gingival flap surgery).   He is a graduate of Brophy Preparatory Academy, the University of Arizona, the Indiana University School of Dentistry and completed his residency in Periodontics at the University of Southern California.

Educating patients about the importance of oral health and the relationship between oral health and general well being is of primary concern to Dr. Komarnyckyj.   He frequently lectures on dental implant therapy and the relationship between periodontal disease and heart disease, diabetes and pre-term low birth-weight babies. He has published nationally and internationally.

As president of Dental Implants & Periodontology of Arizona, Dr. Komarnyckyj draws on his expertise to provide the optimal treatment for long-term dental health.  While focusing on exceptional patient care and comfort, he and his staff take the time to provide the tools and knowledge for patients to be successful on their journey to a confident smile.

Dr. Komarnyckyj was a consultant for the Arizona Board of Dental Examiners, co-founder of the Implant Prosthetic Study Group, and a facilitator for a local Spear Study Group.  He is an active member of the following professional associations:

  • The American Academy of Periodontology
  • The American Academy of Osseointegration
  • The Arizona Society of Periodontists