FULL ARCH AND FULL MOUTH IMPLANT SPECIALIST, KOIS GRADUATE, PRACTICE OWNER, LAB OWNER, DENTAL EDUCATOR, MENTOR, SPEAKER, INDUSTRY INFLUENCER, KEY OPINION LEADER
YET, STILL A STUDENT OF THE GAME.
Dr. Peyman "PeyRay" Raissi is a dentist from the USA who specializes in oral implantology and full-arch/full-mouth reconstructions. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. In addition, he studied at the Middle Tennessee State University and completed the New York University Stony Brook Implant Residency Program. Today, he works as the sole private practitioner in Nashville, Tennessee, where he leads his dental practice "My New Smile."
What he first started as a general dentistry practice in 2017 (complete with two associate dentists and one hygienist) quickly began to evolve by 2019. In June of that year, Dr. Peyray decided to bring everything under one roof and impulsively made the investment to build his own in-house digitally-driven lab. He aptly named it Peyray 3D Studio.
As it turns out though - building an in-house lab came with a steep learning curve and its own set of problems. Coincidentally, as the issues began piling up in the lab, the world was heading towards a standstill due to the impending COVID-19 pandemic.
Instead of standing still during the shutdown however, Dr. Peyray decided to seize the moment by learning the lab inside and out. As a result, by the time the pandemic had lifted - Dr. Peyray's lab was fully staffed, trained, and ready to roll utilizing their newly developed digital workflow.
While there was a learning curve, Dr. Peyray and his lab team have conquered the digital workflow - creating an efficient experience for both the patient and the practice. Their goal now is to better the field of dentistry by passing their secrets along to other dentists/offices across the globe.
Dr. Peyray has been a featured guest in several dental podcasts over the years and even hosted one with fellow Nashville dentist, Dr. Sully Sullivan (The Millennial Dentist) for a few years. The duo decided one day to get together, have a few beers and record a podcast, not knowing a direction or who would even listen. Almost 100 episodes later, the two have interviewed some of the biggest names in dentistry and amassed thousands of subscribers. Topics of the podcast range from owning a practice, to digital workflow and everywhere in between - the Millennial Dentist way.
Dr. Peyray and four of his friends came together with the idea of connecting all of their Instagram peers in one place - thus, the Dental Influencers Alliance (DIA) conference was born in 2018. The first annual conference was held in Los Angeles, California in December 2018 and was attended by more than 300 people who fell in love with the conference - raving that it had "broken the mold" of traditional dental conferences. The success paved the way for DIA 2.0 and 3.0 which each gathered 500+ dental professionals.
DIA is a community built around one premise: everyone is an influencer. DIA focuses on advancing our hyperconnected dental organization made up of dental clinicians, students, researchers, laboratory technicians, hygienists, team members, and companies from around the world, all of whom have connected through social media.