California Center for Advanced Dental Studies (CCADS)

California Center for Advanced Dental Studies (CCADS)

September 28, 2010 13:36 ET

California Center for Advanced Dental Studies Dentist Creates Smile for Guiness World Records Holder

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2010) - California Center for Advanced Dental Studies (CCADS) dentist, Dr. Eric Johnson, gives Guinness World Records 2011 tallest man, Sultan Kosen, a full smile makeover in San Clemente, California.

Dr. Johnson, a current CCADS student, completed a ten-day smile makeover on Kolsen on August 31st, 2010. Kosen, who measures in at staggering 8 feet, 1 inch tall at the age of 27, has had very limited dental care in his village in Turkey. "We wanted to give him a brighter smile while restoring his overall oral health," said Dr. Johnson. "I assembled a team of the finest specialists in Orange County, including oral surgeons, periodontists, endodontists, laboratories, EMT, and my own clinical team. Treating him required us to think outside the box."

Born and raised near Mardin, Turkey, Kosen's growth was normal as a child until age 10, when he was diagnosed with pituitary gigantism after doctors discovered a tumor behind his eyes. The tumor reportedly was putting excess pressure on his pituitary gland, triggering the overproduction of growth hormones. Despite the basic challenges, such as having a proper dental chair and trays for impressions, Dr. Johnson felt confident that his team would be able to give Kosen the dental treatment he needed.

Kosen has stated that his dreams include having a wife and family. "I feel privileged for the opportunity to help give him the confidence he wants to go after these dreams," Dr. Johnson said.

CCADS is one of the leading hands-on aesthetic dentistry programs in North America and provides their graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to do exceptional aesthetic dentistry. The unique program at CCADS provides dentists with world class instructors, personal mentoring, day-to-day support and live hands-on experience.

Originally launched in California, CCADS offers programs in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. To find out more about what CCADS has to offer, upcoming course dates and to hear recent testimonials, please visit

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