About Us

Steve Brown, DDS


President, Director of Implant & Restorative Care

As the Vice President of the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants, Dr. Steve Brown has earned fellowship and mastership, and is one of only six dentists in the U.S. to have received the honor of Diplomat in the IAMDI.  Dr. Brown has practiced dentistry since 1988, and has been lecturing and training other dentists in small diameter implantology since 2007.  Dr. Brown has placed over seven thousand dental implants for both fixed and removable prosthetic applications, and has extensive experience in immediately loading for both fixed and removable prosthetics as well. Dr. Brown is the President of the American Academy of Small Diameter Implants, and he practices dental implant dentistry in his Fort Worth office, The Dental Implant Place.

Jay Moore


Director of Operations, Small Diameter Implant Institute

With seven years of prior experience in implant sales and consulting with Imtec Corporation and Samuel Shatkin FIRST Lab, Jay brings extensive knowledge and expertise in both conventional and small diameter dental implants, and CBCT technology application in general dentistry.  Jay is also the business manager of The Dental Implant Place in Fort Worth, Texas, giving him additional experience in all aspects of small diameter implant application and management in the general dentistry clinical environment.

Johanna Nicolas, DDS


Dean, UCE Dental School
Director of UCE Operations, Small Diameter Implant Institute

With a dental degree from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and a Masters in University Education from the Universidad Alcala de Henares in Madrid, Dr. Nicolas is committed to developing a comprehensive program for small diameter implants as well as keeping the UCE Dental School on the cutting edge of all aspects practical implantology.

Juan Diaz, DDS


Director of Dental School Clinic, UCE Dental School
Clinical Director, Small Diameter Implant Institute

With 22 years of practical experience in private practice, as well as extensive experience in the the teaching environment at the UCE Dental Clinic, Dr. Diaz brings real world application and training to young dental students from all over the world.

Jonathan Diaz, DDS


Assistant Professor for Dental Anatomy & Removable Partial Dentures, UCE Dental School
Coordinator of Continuing Education, UCE Dental School
Clinical Coordinator, Small Diameter Implant Institute

Bringing the real world experience of private practice and youthful enthusiasm for learning into the academic environment at the UCE Dental School, Dr. Jonathon Diaz is bridging the gap between teacher and student.  Dr. Diaz also serves to bridge the communication gap for the Institute, as he is fluent in both English and Spanish.