Curd Bollen (09/01/1969) studied dentistry at the universities of Hasselt and Leuven in Belgium. He graduated in 1992 in Leuven with distinction as DDS. Immediately after, he started his training in periodontology/implantology and his research at the department of prof. dr. D. van Steenberghe. In 1996, he obtained his PhD at the University of Leuven (Full-mouth disinfection and hard surface smoothenin...
Curd Bollen (09/01/1969) studied dentistry at the universities of Hasselt and Leuven in Belgium. He graduated in 1992 in Leuven with distinction as DDS. Immediately after, he started his training in periodontology/implantology and his research at the department of prof. dr. D. van Steenberghe. In 1996, he obtained his PhD at the University of Leuven (Full-mouth disinfection and hard surface smoothening reduce the subgingival microbial load). In 1997 he finished his MSc in periodontology at the same university (EFP-recognised specialist). He became part-time lecturer at different universities (Leuven, Liège, Nijmegen, Bonn and Düsseldorf) in combination with a private dental clinic in The Netherlands, limited to periodontology, implantology and halitosis.
Pouran Famili DMD, MDS, MPH, PhD is Professor, Chair, and Director of the Residency in the Department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh, and is licensed to practice periodontics and provide dental anesthesia in Pennsylvania, California, and Ohio. She holds masters’ degrees in dental science and public health, and the doctorate in epidemiology, all from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a periodontist of more than twenty years’ experience, and has served in her current positions since 2005. She has been aDiplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 1989 and a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the dental medicine academic honorary society, from 1992. She is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists (2001), the International College of Dentists (2003), and the International College of Oral Implantologists (2008). She holds volunteer positions in the American Dental Education Association (Women’s Affairs Advisory Committee from 2008, and Minority Affairs Advisory Committee from 2012) and on the American Dental Association Commission on Change and Innovation from 2006 to 2009. From 1986 she has been a member of the fulltime faculty at the University and in 2005 she was a finalist for the University of Pittsburgh’s Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Well-traveled before she became an academic, She has travelled internationally to attend and present conference symposia regarding dental medicine and periodontics. In 2009 she was investigating the effects of obesity on periodontal disease and systemic health, presenting on that subject at the World Congress on Preventive Dentistry in Phuket, Thailand. Along with research regarding systemic bone mineral density and implant success, whether treated with bone-sparing medications or not, she continues investigations regarding the periodontal condition and various aspects of systemic health. Key among those currently is research projects concerning obesity, diabetes, metabolic condition, and sleep apnea. Her doctoral dissertation in epidemiology considered the effects of androgen deprivation therapy on periodontal disease among men with prostate cancer, and one long-term research project investigated links between sickle-cell anemia and periodontal disease, results presented at the International Association for Dental Research in 2009 and followed in 2010 by collaboration with Brazilian sickle-cell investigators. She is continuing her research and will present both locally and internationally in 2014.
She maintains a personal research agenda regarding all aspects of oral health including oral bone loss, with special interest in addressing oral health disparities. She directs the research projects and didactic and clinical instruction of the nine Periodontics residents, and mentors the research projects of those choosing advanced degrees in public health or dental medicine. She is co-investigator for dental issues and clearances in two different NIH-supported research studies investigating bisphosphonates to preserve systemic bone health in postmenopausal elder women, and among breast cancer survivors. In 2008 she received a joint appointment in translational medicine at the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.
Dr. Al-Darwish obtained his Bachelor Degree in Dental Medicine & Surgery (BDS) from Alexandria University, Egypt in 1996, and then he obtained a certificate of prosthodontics and Master Degree in Oral Science (MSc) from the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, 2004 and 2005, respectively. In 2012, He became aDiplomatof International College of Oral Implantology (DICOI), and in 2013, he became a Fellow of International College of Dentistry (FICD). In 2014, He obtained a PhD in Dental Public Health from University of Gloucestershire, UK.
He holds an honorary Fellow of Pierre Fauchard Academy (FPFA). He is a member of different professional local and regional Dental committees. Currently He serves as a Consultant Prosthodontist & Dental Public Health at Department of Dentistry, Al-Wakra Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, State of Qatar, President of Qatar Dental Society, General Secretary of Qatar Medical Association and Vice Chairman of Oral Health Group at World Federation of Public Health Associations.
Prosthodontics, Dental Public Health, Population Oral Health and Community Dentistry.
Dr. Ayman Hegab is a Clinical Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine. Al-Azhar University. Cairo. Egypt.Bachelor Degree (BDS)of Dental Medicine & Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo. May 1997.Master’s Degree (MSc) of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery focuses on the TMJ Surgeries, Faculty of Dental Medicine. Al-Azhar University. Cairo. December 2003. Doctor, s Degree (PhD) of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery focuses on the Alveolar Cleft, Faculty of Dental Medicine. Al-Azhar University. Cairo. February May 2007. He has the privilege to design and introduce Tooth-Borne, Custom-Made Distraction Device for closure of the alveolar cleft which is approved by American Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery (Hegab Device). Also, He has the privilege design and introduce split acrylic splint for treatment of pediatric mandibular fracture which approved by the British journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Hegab Device). He has over 10 Publication in peer reviewed journals. He is one of AEEDC Young Researcher Award Participants for 2012 & 2013. He was Speaker in many of the international conferences in USA, Qatar and UAE. Member of Egyptian Dental Association. Member of Egyptian Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. Reviewer of Drugs in Dentistry-Evidence Healthcare Canada Journal- Golf Issue. Reviewer of Journal of Dentistry OMICS Group (USA). Reviewer of Open Journal Stomatology (USA). Reviewer of British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research(UK).
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD), Cleft Lip & Palate (CLP), Distraction Osteogenesis (DO), Salivary Glands (SG), Clinical Oral Oncology, Oral Implantology, Regenerative medicine, Sinus Lift (SL), Local Anesthesia (LA) Clinical Research,Teaching and Learning in Dentistry and Reconstructive Surgery.
Ben F Warner
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston USA
Dr. Ben Warner is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas School of Dentistry in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health. He is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Houston Community College Dental Assisting Program at Coleman College for Health Sciences in the Texas Medical Center. He serves on numerous boards and committees as well as presents educational talks to doctors, students and the public.
He graduated in 1973 from the University of St. Thomas - Houston with a B.A. in Biology. He completed a Neurophysiology research program with a M.S. from the University of Houston and attended the University of Texas School of Dentistry - Houston receiving a D.D.S. in 1979. After practicing for a decade, he returned to the world renowned Texas Medical Center and obtained a M.D. at the University of Texas Medical School - Houston. There, he continued his training in combined residencies in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Medicine and served as Chief Resident. He was awarded an Oral Maxillofacial Head and Neck Fellowship from M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Pathology. Additionally, his studies have included complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) such as Applied Kinesiology, Acupuncture, Magnet Therapy, Herbal Remedies, and Homeopathic Medicine
Oral Diagnostics, Clinical Oral Oncology, Premalignancy and Mucocutaneous Diseases, Xerostomia, Laser Dentistry and Environmentally friendly "green" approaches to wellness.
Adnan Ćatović is a specialist and primarius in Prosthodontics. He is full Professor of Fixed Prosthodontics and Geriatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, University of Zagreb and Dental Clinic University Hospital Centre in Zagreb, Croatia. He is a regular member of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences, graduated from the School of Dental Medicine in Zagreb 1977. He was research assistant at the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry in Zagreb, university lecturer and research associate in 1987. He was an Associate Professor and senior research associate in 1995, full Professor and scientific advisor in 1999, Head of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Zagrebu from 1999 to 2001. He was Head of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, School of Medicine, Study of Dental Medicine,University of Rijeka from 2001 to 2003. Now he is the Head of the Geriatric Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb. He was a lecturer at numerous scientific and professional conferences and has published over 150 scientific papers .He was a leader and principal investigator of the scientific project ”Teeth, materials and prosthetics appliances in adolescent and geriatric population” and author of two textbooks in Fixed prosthodontics and Geriatric dentistry.He is a regular member of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences, editorial board Journal Medix, Croatian Society for Prosthetic Dentistry, Croatian Medical Association, European Prosthodontic Association (EPA) and the European College of Gerodontology (ECG). Now he is Head of the Polyclinic of Dental Clinic University Hospital Center Zagreb.
Fixed prosthodontics, Biomechanics of teeth and prosthetic appliances, Dental care for elderly and Ergonomics in dentistry.
Abbas R. Zaher is orthodontist currently holding the position of Chairman at Department of Orthodontics, Alexandria University. He received his PhD degree from University of Iowa, USA and University of Alexandria, in 1992. From 1989-91 he is Visiting Fellow to the University of Iowa, USA. He is President for the Egyptian Orthodontic Society and he is immediate past Vice-President for the World Federation of Orthodontists. He has membership in Arab Orthodontic Society, American Association of Orthodontists and in European Orthodontic Society. He has presented 60 oral Presentations in Local and International Conferences. He has given lectures in more than 25 International Universities from around the world. He published more than 40 scientific publications in Egyptian and international journals. He received prestigious awards Helen and B. F. Dewel Clinical Orthodontic Award for the best Clinical Article in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Enamel Health During and After Treatment; Surgical Orthodontics; Different Treatment Modalities; Impacted Teeth and Canines.
Stephen E. Harris, Director of Research, Department of Periodontics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229. He did his graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin with Professor Hugh S. Forrest, working on gene regulation in insect embryos of Oncopeltus faciatus, from 1965 to 1970. Dr. Harris then received an NIH Fellowship to do a postdoctoral study on chromatin structure and function in Drosophila melanogaster with Professor James Bonner at California Institute of Technology. In 1972, he took a junior faculty position at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Houston, Texas. Dr. Harris worked with Professor Bert O’Malley on basic mechanism of how estrogens stimulate gene expression using the ovalbumin gene in chickens, as a model. In 1976, he joined the National Institute of Environment Health Sciences, NIH, in Research Triangle Park, NC, and worked on mechanism of androgen action using the prostate and seminal vesicle as models for gene regulation. In 1983, he was appointed Director of Recombinant DNA at the W. Alton Jones Cell Science Center at Lake Placid NY, and continued my studies and funding from NIH on androgen receptor biology and regulation in prostate and in prostate cancer and directed many students in the skills of recombinant DNA at that time. In 1990 Dr. Harris was appointed Associate Professor at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, under the direction of Professor Gregory Mundy, I began my interests in bone and tooth biology. For the past 24 years, they have been studying the role of the bone morphogenetic proteins in both bone and tooth biology.
For the past 24 years, Stephen E. Harris has been studying the role of the bone morphogenetic proteins in both bone and tooth biology. Recently, by conditional removal of the Bmp2 gene in bone forming osteoblasts, a key role of this gene in regulating the mesenchymal stem niche and associated stem cell has been discovered through our studies(Yang et al, J. Cell Science, 2013). This vascular capillary niche in the bone marrow is the major niche for these MSC and the Bmp2 gene plays a key role in establishing this stem cell niche and in its maintenance. Many or most of these MSC are positive for alpha smooth muscle actin expression and have by lineage tracing studies shown to be the stem cells of bone forming osteoblasts.
He also recently discovered unique roles and mechanism of the Bmp2 gene in both tooth root biology and in development and formation of the periodontium (Rakian A, et al, International J. of Oral Sciences, 2013). He is developing deeper mechanistic insights into periodontal stem cell biology using new system biology approaches with a periodontal stem cell model of aSMA+ periodontal stem cells, with and without the Bmp2 gene. He has recently discovered a method to expand large numbers of these periodontal-alveolar bone stem cells and will determine the regulatory landscape and network involved in differentiation of these stem cells to osteoblasts and cementum like material and PDL cells. Using state of the art lineage tracing methods, we have already demonstrated that the Bmp2 gene is necessary for these components of the periodontium to differentate and function in mouse models in vivo. These studies will also lead to new insights on how to regenerate the periodontium after loss in disease processes.
Dr. Edwards lab focuses on studying imidazoline compounds as novel treatment for metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Dr. Edwards and his team investigate the mechanism by which moxonidine, and a novel compound S43126, regulates blood pressure and insulin secretion. His lab uses Zucker Diabetic Fatty rats as a model to understand the mechanism by which S43126 simultaneously decreases both blood pressure, and blood glucose levels in these animals following treatment. The implication is that imidazoline compounds could be developed as possible single agent therapy for some diabetics with high blood pressure. His lab also uses cell lines such as PC12 and A7R5 to understand the cross-talk between insulin and imidazoline receptor signaling pathways. Preliminary results show that cross-talk occur at the level of signaling molecules IRS1,4, PKB and MAPK. Another research area that his lab focuses on, is the possible role of a novel Parotid Hormone in regulating calcium homeostasis and fluid flow in odontoblasts, and insulin regulation in beta cells. Regulation of fluid flow in odontoblasts residing in the pulp of teeth has implication for tooth decay.Inhibition of fluid flow through teeth renders it more susceptible to decay.
Christopher G. Halliday, D.D.S., M.P.H., is the Inaugural Dean of the Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health, in Kirksville, Missouri. As Inaugural Dean, he oversees the planning and development, and will ensure the efficient start-up and administration, of the clinical academic, fiscal, faculty, and student services operations of A.T. Still University’s new and innovative Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health. He has been tasked to promote and ensure that a professional, enriching, and collegial relationship exists between the School of Dentistry and Oral Health’s faculty, students, and staff with the broader A.T. Still University administration as well as with those communities served. In addition, He will build a fiscally sound and innovative dental school that will maintain the highest standards and quality as set forth by A.T. Still University.
He began his career in dentistry with the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) in the Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, in 1988. His initial assignment was in the IHS Alaska Area as a staff dentist, and later as the Chief, of the North Slope Borough Dental Program in Point Barrow, Alaska. In 1991, he accepted the position of Chief of the Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-hle Health Center dental program, a satellite clinic located in the eastern region of the Navajo Indian Reservation. In 1993 he transferred to Fort Wingate, NM when he was selected to be an Oral Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Officer for the Navajo Area IHS. In 1995 he accepted the additional responsibilities of acting as the Navajo Area Dental Recruiter, working out of the Navajo Area Office, in Window Rock, Arizona. In 1998 he accepted a position with the Health Resources and Services Administration, and in 1999, he was selected as the Assistant Headquarters Dental Consultant at the Indian Health Service Headquarters, in Rockville, MD. He was named Acting Director of the IHS Division of Oral Health (DOH) in 2000, and became the Director of the IHS DOH in 2006. Also in 2006, He was named Chief Professional Officer of the Dental Category of the USPHS, and was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (RADM), and received the title of Assistant Surgeon General. In 2010, He was selected to be the Chief of Staff to the United States Surgeon General. In the position of Chief of Staff, he was responsible for the direction and management of the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG), including Science and Communications, Readiness and Deployment, Commissioned Corps Operations, and Reserve Affairs. He planned, implemented and evaluated management operations of the OSG to ensure that program objectives were met, and he provided advice and recommendations on Commissioned Corps policy and operations to the Surgeon General, the Deputy Surgeon General and the Assistant Secretary for Health. In addition, He represented the Surgeon General and Deputy Surgeon General at regional, national, and international health and professional meetings and collaborated and communicated on matters regarding Office of the Surgeon General activities with federal agencies and offices within and outside the Department of Health and Human Services. He received a Baccalaureate Degree in the combined studies of Biology, Psychology and Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1983, a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1987 and a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Dentistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2002.
Dr. Linda May, Assistant professor at the ECU School of Dental Medicine, teaches dental students and is also an adjunct faculty assistant professor of exercise physiology. She conducts research on topics relating to the connection between exercise during pregnancy and development of the baby, and has had her research presented in world-wide media outlets, including the New York Times.
She received her PhD from Kent State University and Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Her dissertation focus was on the development of the cardiac beta-adrenergic system in BAX and NGF knockout mice. She attended the University of Florida where she earned a MS, graduating Cum Laude in Exercise physiology. She also graduated, with Honors, from the University of Florida with a BS in Sports Administration.
She published her first book “Physiology of Prenatal Exercise and Fetal Development” in 2012, and has won the 2012 East Carolina University Health Sciences Author Award. She has taught for over fifteen years, in subjects including histology, physiology, gross anatomy, and biology. Her hobbies and interests include spending time with her family, biking, hiking, exercising, gardening, cooking, baseball, and the outdoors.
Physical activity during pregnancy and how this influences development of the child, before and after birth. Related to this area of study, Dr. May studies body composition and heart health measures for the baby in utero and after birth into childhood. Ultimately, her goal is to help children have a healthier life by attenuating the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Dr. Wenyuan Shi is a chairman and professor of Oral Biology at UCLA Schools of Dentistry. His laboratory has been using multidisciplinary approaches to study oral microbial pathogenesis with a specific focus on microbial biofilm, inter-species interaction and signal transduction. In addition, His laboratory is actively involved in the development of next generation of diagnostic and therapeutic tools against oral microbial infections, including instant chairside detection of oral pathogens and peptide based targeted antimicrobial therapeutics. These translational research efforts have resulted in novel technologies that are licensed and developed by major pharmaceutical, dental and biotech companies. He is also the founding scientist, chief science officer, and chairman of the scientific advisory board of C3 Jian Inc. (www.c3-jian.com).
He obtained his BS degree from Fudan University(Shanghai)in 1984, acquired his Ph.D degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991 and fulfilled his postdoctoral training at University of California-Berkeley during1992-1995. He is co-author and co-inventor of over 200 scientific articles and patents
Development of next generation of diagnostic and therapeutic tools against oral microbial infections, including instant chairside detection of oral pathogens and peptide based targeted antimicrobial therapeutics.
Bennett T Amaechi
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dr. Bennett T. Amaechi, BDS, MSc, PhD, FDI,Professor of Dentistry and Director of Cariology in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry of the UTHSCSA, received his dental degree at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Nigeria. He began his career as a dentist with specialist training and Master’s degree in prosthodontics and dental implantology at Guy’s Hospital, University of London, UK, and a PhD degree in Cariology and Preventive Dentistry (Caries management) at the University of Liverpool, UK. His responsibilities include pre-doctoral and postdoctoral didactic teaching and preclinical/clinical instruction in Prosthodontics and Cariology. He has been invited as guest speaker in Caries Management at national and international levels. His research expertise is on dental caries, with particular interest in clinical and laboratory trials of anticaries agents and caries diagnostics. He has mentored students, faculty and fellows, both in US and overseas, in these areas of research through his funding from industry and US National Institute of Health. He has published extensively in the scientific literature, including book chapters. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, and a member of the American Dental Association Technical Advisory Group (TAG 106- Dentistry) on Dental equipment (TAG 6) and Dental products (TAG 7), and therefore serves as USA expert representative on these two areas at the International Standard Organization (ISO). As an active member of various professional and scientific organizations, Dr. Amaechi serves in several professional and scientific committees/task forces at institutional, national and international level. At local level, he has served as the chair of the Faculty Senate of the University of Texas Health Science Center, and a Health Science Center representative at the University of Texas System Faculty Advisory Council. He served as an elected member of the Advisory Board of the European Organization for Caries Research, and in this organization, he is a member of both the international working group for development of a core Cariology curriculum targeted for global adoption, and the working group for stimulation and promotion of research into caries in developing countries.
In American Dental Education Association (ADEA), He is a member of both the Cariology Section and the CAMBRA coalition (Caries management by risk Assessment), where he serves as the liaison between the American and the European groups on the development of a core cariology curriculum. He has served as the president of the Local Chapter of the American Association of Dental Research (AADR) and the chair of the Fellowship Committee of the national body of this organization. As a member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), he served as the President, President-elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Group Program Chair of the Cariology Research group, member of the IADR Recruitment & Membership committee, and current member of the IADR constitution committee. He completed a service in a task force (Global Challenge) charged with developing research agenda to combat Global Oral Heath Inequalities - Dental Caries. He is a member of editorial board and reviewer to several scientific journals and grant funding bodies including NIH
Dr. Wee obtained his dental degree in 1992 from the National University of Singapore. After two years of general dental practice, he was awarded a Rotary International Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship to continue his studies in the United States. Following a three-year residency at The University of Iowa, He completed a Certificate and M.S. degree in the specialty of Prosthodontics in 1997. He spent an additional year at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a Clinical Fellow in Maxillofacial Prosthetics. During his first academic appointment at The Ohio State University he futher completed a certificate in Clinical Research (NIH K30), a one-year National Research Service Award (NIH T32), and an M.P.H. degree.In Dec 2013, Dr. Wee completed his advance standing D.D.S.degree at Creighton University.
Currently, He is Associate Professor in Prosthodontics and Director of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics at Creighton University School of Dentistry. He also serves as Co-Chief for maxillofacial prosthetic services at the Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System in Omaha, Nebraska. He has received research funding as a principal investigator (NIH R15, NIH K23) and co-investigator (NIH R01, VA RR&D) from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, as well as several other agencies. He has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, 50 peer-reviewed abstracts, and three chapters in textbooks.
Clinical translational aspect of color science with regard to teeth/skin and their respective restorative materials. He has expanded his research focus to the early detection of head and neck cancer.
Thottala Jayaraman received his PhD in immunology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (India). After completing his post-doctoral fellowships at Yale University and the Brookdale Center for Molecular Biology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, he joined Columbia University faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. In addition, he also held joint appointments as an Associate Director of Vascular Biology Research Program and an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York before joining the University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Jayaraman's research interests are centered on molecular mechanisms that regulate cellular calcium homeostasis and bone mineralization. Since 1992, Dr. Jayaraman’s research has made several important contributions that include the demonstration of FK506 binding protein interaction with Ryanodine receptor (RyR), utility of rapamycin to limit human restenosis, a role for IP3R-mediated calcium release in activation induced cell death, involvement of TNF alpha-mediated inflammation in cerebral aneurysm growth and rupture, and the role of phosphorylation in regulating neuroglobin functions during ischemic and hypoxic insults. My current research interests are in identifying and characterizing the role of phosphate containing signaling molecules that are important for bio-mineralization. We will specifically examine 1) the structural elements in SIBLING proteins that promote bio-mineralization in bone and dentine; and 2) whether phospholipids effect mineralization by direct or indirect activation of signaling pathways. While lipids intra- and extracellular, are known to play an important role in both physiological and pathological processes, detailed information on the lipid composition at a local level as well as the location of biochemical reactions that modulate calcium-signaling in osteoblasts and odontoblasts is crucial for understanding their roles in bone and dentine. Dr. Jayaraman has research interests in the following areas.
Post translational modifications and protein-protein interactions
Phospholipids role in bio-mineralization
Dr. Kim Capehart is an accomplished clinician, researcher, entrepreneur, and educator. He has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, written chapters in textbooks, articles in many publications, and a novel entitled My African Safari. He has been treating patients for over 10 years in private practice and continues to do so in his private office and in the operating room at the hospital. After graduating with his MBA he founded several companies. He is founder and President/CEO of KC Business Solutions, Inc, a business consulting firm and Capehart Concepts, LLC, an educational firm. He is a doctoral candidate in the final stages of writing his dissertation to earn a doctorate in business.
He has been an educator for over 15 years as an adjunct to local colleges and universities. In addition to being a clinician he is also a Full-Time Faculty with the University of Phoenix.
Clinical topics such as sedation, surgery, and facial cosmetics. Business topics such as leadership, management, and marketing.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
Dr. James Noble is an Adjunct Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Seton Hill in Greensburg, PA and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Manitoba department of orthodontics. He is currently the president of the Toronto Orthodontic Study Club and sits as a reviewer for eleven dental and orthodontic peer-reviewed journals and is a member of the Journal of the Canadian Dental Associations Expert Panel of Reviewers and Advisors. He has also previously taught orthodontics at the University of Toronto and served as a graduate and undergraduate instructor at the University of Manitoba, and the Orthodontist for the Manitoba Centre for Craniofacial Differences.
He completed his BSc and DDS degrees at the University of Toronto followed by a one year hospital residency. He then ventured to Winnipeg, Manitoba to complete his specialty training and MSc in Orthodontics at the University of Manitoba.
He has a private orthodontic practice in Toronto, www.orthoatdonmills.com and is also a staff orthodontist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital where he is involved in the treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate, craniofacial anomalies, disabilities and acquired and congenital anomalies. He also serves as the orthodontist for the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.
•Growth modification; force measurement and dissipation of forces of orthopaedic appliances throughout the craniofacial complex, mechanism of action of functional appliances and headgear, risk vs. benefit of using functional appliances
•Epidemiology of patients with cleft lip and palate
•Forces on placement and reasons for failure of orthodontic temporary anchorage devices
•The future of orthodontic practice
•Provision of dental care to underserviced areas and populations, patients with cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies and patients with special needs
•Nickel allergy and dentistry
•Bonding of orthodontic attachments to teeth
•Mechanisms to improve oral hygiene and enamel decalcification
Specialties: Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Dr. Praveen Arany completed his initial dental training and residency in oral and maxillofacial pathology from India. He did two postdoctoral fellowships in basic sciences at the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, India and National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda. He then completed a PhD-Residency program at Harvard University and was a Harvard Presidential Scholar. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Investigator at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Dr. Arany’s research is focused on the photomolecular mechanisms enabling light (LLLT) to direct specific biological processes especially stem cell differentiation and tissue regeneration. His other major areas of interest are the molecular dichotomy of wounds and tumors, cell signaling regulatory networks and Transforming Growth Factor-β biology. He has over 30 publications including 3 book chapters and is the recipient of numerous awards such as the NCI Director's Innovation Award, NIH Merit award, Wound Healing Society's Young Investigator Award, Eugene Seidner scholar, among others. He has been invited to speak in various national and international forums. He is currently active in various organizations such as Wound Healing Society, American Association of Dental Research, American Dental Education Association, Academy of Laser Dentistry and North America Association of Light Therapy. He reviews for many grant agencies and scientific journals including Journal of Dental Research, Lasers in Medical Sciences, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, Wound Repair and Regeneration, Cleft Plate and Craniofacial Journal Biology, Triple O, Tissue Engineering, among others.
Dr. Arany's scientific interests have focused on the role of growth factor signaling in wound healing and regeneration. His lab attempts to identify key biological regulatory components that can be used in clinical studies to control biological outcomes. His lab uses a range of cell and molecular biology tools in tissue culture and scaffold-based model systems. Further, a large emphasis is placed on validation in animal models and moving them forward into human clinical studies. His current lab,Cell Regulation and Control,at the NIDCR, NIHhas two major focus areas. Firstly, the basic science lab is focused on exploring the mechanistic basis of cell regulation with an emphasis on biological signal transduction pathways. The lab uses wound healing as a biological model as it represents a fascinating dichotomy of ‘loss of regulation’ observed in the early post-wounding phase similar to tumors with profuse migration, proliferation and often, dedifferentiation which is eventually replaced by a strict, exquisite control involving differentiation, organization and functional competency as noted during embryonic development. Second, previous work from his group has elucidated an extrinsic modality, low power lasers, which can activate the TGF-beta pathway in a controlled spatiotemporal manner. Low power light therapy is a distinct form of phototherapy that can be used for clinical benefit termed Photobiomodulation (PBM). Activation of latent TGF-β1 by low power laser therapy mediates its potent PBM effects on wound healing, stem cell differentiation and tissue regeneration. The clinical-translation aspect of the lab is in the process of moving these lab observations to human clinical trials utilizing this novel modality to promote oral healing and regeneration.
Dr. Yongbo Lu is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX.
He earned his M.D. from Qingdao Medical College, China, in 1994 and also received his M.S. there in 1997. Two years later, he entered the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 2007. From 2007 to 2008, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Oral Biology, UMKC School of Dentistry. In 2009, he joined the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry as a Research Assistant Professor. He has been actively involved in doing research and teaching graduate and dental hygiene courses. He is a member of American Association of Dental Research (AADR) and American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)
Early tooth morphogenesis, Odntoblast and Osteoblast differentiation and Dentin and Bone biomineralization
Lisa Marie Kao has had 19 years of clinical experience in cosmetic, prostheodontic, periodontal and general dental procedures. She has worked in many New York City high end based cosmetic dental practices and identified a need for porcelain toothpaste for patients who have cosmetic dental treatments. Unable to recommend an oral care product specific to porcelain, She developed a porcelain veneer toothpaste, a product that would restore gloss and luster to porcelain and maintain the long term beauty of porcelain restorations.
She has discovered trends and voids in the dental care market that have led to development of the DIAMYNT formulation and product. Ms. Kao is an active member of the (IADR) International Association for Dental Research (AACD) American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and (AMC) Aventura Marketing
Council (Florida). She resides between NYC and Florida. She is currently doing research and development on new innovative products. Ms. Kao is also the Global Ambassador to IMPACT 21 Leadership and an out reach partner to ASCEND/NAAMBA. National Asian Association of MBA’S.
Dr. Connie Kracher is an Associate Professor of Dental Educationat Indiana University – Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dr. Kracher received her PhD from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida and her MSD from Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her research focus was on preeruptive fluoride variations. Dr. Kracher has taught for over 21 years in oral biology and diagnostic sciences, including; preventive dentistry, radiology, histology, embryology, and oral anatomy, Dr. Kracher is a consultant for the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. She has published in multiple dental journals and has been asked to present at national and international conferences, such as the American Dental Association (ADA), American Dental Education Association (ADEA), and the World Dental Federation (FDI).
Paul Tipton is an internationally acclaimed Specialist in Prosthodontics who has worked in private practice for more than 30 years. He is the founder of Tipton Training Ltd, one of the UK’s leading private dental training academies and the author of over one 100 scientific articles for the dental press. He was voted in the Top 20 ‘most influential dentists in the UK’ by his peers in Dentistry Magazine in April 2012, the leading Prosthodontist in the poll and was voted in the top 5 dentists in Private Dentistry’s Elite 20 poll, January 2012. He gained his Master’s Degree in 1989 from the Eastman Dental Hospital and London University and started teaching on the University of Manchester’s MSc in Restorative Dentistry. He is now Professor of Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry at the City of London Dental School. His private dental training academy, Tipton Training, was founded in 1991 and to date over 3000 dentists have completed a one year course at the Academy. In 1992, Prof. he was awarded an honorary Diploma in General Dental Practice from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was appointed a member of the British Dental Association’s Independent Practice Committee. In 1999, he was certified as a Specialist in Prosthodontics by the General Dental Council. He is on the editorial board of Private Dentistry Magazine, The Journal of Indian Prosthodontics Society and Implant Dentistry and is a medical writer and part of the advisory board at Expert Beauty Magazine and ‘Woman’s’ magazine. He was a founding member and on the Board of Directors of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is the past president of the British Academy of Implant Dentistry and is currently the President of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He was recently elected Fellow of the International Academy of dental Facial Esthetics (IADFE) and Associate Fellow of the University of Warwick. He practices at his clinics in Manchester, Watford and Harley St. London. All details can be found at www.drpaultipton.co.uk.
Edward Lynch completed a full term as the Head of Dentistry from 2010 in Warwick Dentistry at the University of Warwick. He has been elected the most influential person in UK Dentistry in 2010 by his peers (Google dentistry top 50 2010) and hasheld the position of Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Gerodontology of the Queen’s University Belfast as well as Consultant in Restorative Dentistry to the Royal Hospitals from 2000 – 2010. He also served as the Consultant Editor of Gerodontology, as well as the Treasurer and Secretary to GORG, IADR and Editor of the GORG IADR newsletter. He has served as Senior Lecturer in Conservative Dentistry and Hon. Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Postgraduate Course Organizer for the University of London where he was full time for 20 years (1980 – 2000). He was awarded a total of 94 research grants, totaling around 5 million pounds and has more than 500 publications, including chapters in books and refereed abstracts. During his career, Edward Lynch has successfully supervised more than fifty MSc, MPhil and PhD students and he has been awarded many prizes for his research. He is also a specialist in 3 disciplines, Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry as well as being a BUPA Consultant in Oral Surgery, and presents at many prestigious postgraduate courses worldwide each year. He is a Consultant to the ADA, a spokesperson for the BDA, a Scientific board member of the International Health Care Foundation and ISBOR, is on the editorial board of numerous International Journals and has spent decades as very much a “wet gloved” academic treating many specialist referrals every week, previously in the Royal Victoria Hospital as well as in Saint Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals. He has edited the Quintessence book entitled “Ozone – The Revolution in Dentistry” ISBN 18-5097-08-82. He is also the Chairman of the European Experts group on Tooth Whitening and he is actively seeking to change EU legislation to legalize Home Bleaching. He has presented to the EU parliament on 2 occasions on tooth whitening.
In the past 12 years, his research team has been honoured ten times by being awarded first prizes at the annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research including a 2012 IADR first prize for one of his MSc students Diarmuid Buckley in Warwick Dentistry. In addition in 2010 he has been elected the 2011 President of GORG in the International Association for Dental Research and in 2012 he has also been elected as the next President of the Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology (PTT) Research Groups in the International Association for Dental Research. In addition, He was elected to represent the Geriatric Oral Research Group on the Council of IADR from 2013 and he represented PTT on the IADR Council in 2012. He has also been elected as the Regent for Europe for the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy for Dento-Facial Esthetics. He is very proud than his University students honoured him with being the Staff President of the Dental Society for his past four years in QUB. He has also been accredited in October 2010 with the prestigious membership of The American Society for Dental Aesthetics and has been awarded the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award at the Dentistry Awards (Dentistry, 13 January 2011). On 16 Oct 2012 he was awarded the Fellowship of The American Society for Dental Aesthetics and is the first UK Dentist to ever achieve this prestigious Fellowship. On 10 Feb 2013 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Research and Teaching at the prestigious IAOHD Dentistry conference in Las Vegas. In June 2013 he was awarded from the University of Warwick one of the 10 WATE (Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence) prestigious awards for his teaching in Warwick Dentistry and he is the only Dentist in the University of Warwick to have ever been awarded this honour.
Dr Hani Dalati is an Orthodontist and a Partner at the Springs Dental Care and the Greengates Dental Centre in Leeds (UK), Associate Programme Leader (MClinDent in Orthodontics) at the City of London Dental School and an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Dr Dalati was awarded the 'Lifetime Achievement' Award of the American Biographical Institute in 2008, and he represented the United Kingdom to receive a Gold Medal from the American Biographical Institute in 2009. He was short listed on a numerous occasions for the UK-based Smile and Dental Awards and MENA Awards in the Middle East.
Dr Dalati has a number of publications and he is on the Editorial Boards and the Review Panels of a number of Scientific Dental Journals such as the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, and the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Journal. He is an invited speaker to a number of National and International Dental, Surgical and Facial Aesthetics Conferences.
Adult Orthodontics, Multidisciplinary Treatments, TADs, Speeding up Orthodontic Tooth Movement, Interleukins in Relation to Orthodontic Movement and Peri-Implantitis, Smile Design, Short Dental implants, Periodontal Regeneration and Using Botulinum and Dermal Fillers in Dentistry.
Dr. Durgesh Bailoor is currently with the Faculty of Dentistry, at university of Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is currently training the budding dentists in Health Informatics, Oral Radiology, Oral Diagnosis and he heads the section of Problem Based Learning.
He graduated from Government Dental College, Bombay India . His BDS and MDS are both from University of Bombay. He later completed many training courses but notable amongst them are M.Phil in behavioral sciences(sociology of health) from the British University of Trinidad and Tobago at St Augustine , Campus. He also trained in Management studies and acquired a Masters in hospital management (MBA) from Alagappa University , Chennai, India.
Radiology and Oral Medicine
Saleh Mohamed El- Mahdawi
Merhi Dental and Orthodontic Center
United Arab Emirates
Dr. Saleh Mohamed El- Mahdawi is Private Practice, Senior Pediatric Dentist, Merhi Dental and Orthodontic Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE. In 1976, BDS at Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt. In 1981, CAGP (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Pedodontics) at School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, USA. In 1982, Master of Dental Science (MDS), School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, USA. He has an membership in American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, International Association of Dentistry for Children, Emirates Medical Association (Dental Branch ), Libyan Dental Syndicate.
Amjad Al Taki graduated from University of Jordan, Faculty of Dentistry in 1999. He started his postgraduate education at the Department of Orthodontics at Marmara University, Turkey and completed his PhD in December 2002. In 2004, he joined Ajman University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics as an assistant professor. In 2012 he became Associate Professor. He served as the Head of the Department of Orthodontics between 2006 and 2013. He was involved in teaching and clinical training undergraduate and graduate students in all the fields of Orthodontics, in addition to involvement in advanced programs for MFDS Trainees. He is in the editorial board and peer reviewer of several international orthodontic journals. He is the author of multiple scientific articles in regional and international peer reviewed journals. He is an international member of American association of orthodontists and world federation of orthodontics.
Treatment of Class III Growing Patients; Cephalometric Standards in Different Ethnic Groups; Esthetic Orthodontics; Anchorage Control; Implants in Orthodontics; The Development of New Bracket Systems.
Eman AlKofide (BDS, MSc, FCMDOP, and D.Sc.) is a Professor of Orthodontics in the department of Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, at the College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Science from King Saud University in 1989. She thereafter completed her postgraduate studies at Tufts University in Boston, Ma. Where she obtained a Master’s degree & fellowship in Craniomandibular and Orofacial Pain in 1992. In 1994, she finished her Orthodontic training & acquired a certificate in Clinical Orthodontics. She also obtained a Doctorate degree in Dental public Health from Boston University in 1997. Since 1997 until the present, she has been a faculty member at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics at the College of Dentistry, King Saud University. She held numerous positions in the College such as the Head of the Orthodontic Division and Director of the Orthodontic postgraduate program. She is active in research and has published numerous research articles in various international and national journals. She has also given numerous presentations both locally & internationally. She is also part of the editorial board in several leading journals such as the prestigious Angle Orthodontics Journal.
MOHAMMAD AMIN Professor of Prosthodontics, Fixed & Removable, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Madinah Munawwarah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is a Member in Pakistan Medical & Dental Council, National Curriculum Review Committee, Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Higher Education, Pakistan, and Review Committee Journal of Dow University of Health Sciences. He finished M.S. (Prosthodontics), Marmara University, Recognized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council & Higher Education commission of Pakistan as equivalent to MDS in 1998 and B.D.S., University of Sind in 1992, FICCDE at Singapore in 2006. He actively participated in 1st IADSR, Institute of advance dental studies and research, April 2011, Lahore. He also participated in ACDER, Asian Congress of Dental Education & Research, February 2011, Karachi.
Doctor in Dental Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bari in Italy.
PhD in “Medical Biochemistry, Medical Biology and Physics”, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bari.
Scientific Director at the Research Institute “Tecnologica” - Biomedical Section - Stem Cells Unit.
Visiting Professor at the University “Marie Curie” de Parìs in a post-graduate teaching session
Invited member of UK Regenerative Medicine Platform Hub for Acellular Technologies
Scientific Advisory Board Member of RegenTec Ltd (spin-off of the University of Nottingham.)
Scientific Advisory Board Member of Locate Therapeutics Ltd. (spin-off of the University of Nottingham.)
Clinical and Scientific Board Member of “Mediterranean research center on foot” in cooperation with Euroclinic Children’s Hospital of Athens.
Clinical Board Member of "EuroMediterranean Society of Pediatrics in Orthopaedics Disorders"
Invited Professor in the post-degree Master entitled ""Regenerative Medicine" at the University of Bari, Dept. Basic Medical Sciences, Medical Faculty.
Invited Professor in the post-degree course entitled "Implantology and oral surgery: the correct management of oral hygiene" at the University of Bari, Medical Faculty.
Invited Professor in the post-degree Master entitled "Advanced oral surgery and Implantology" at the University of Bari, Medical Faculty.
Dr. Marco Tatullo is co-author of more than 60 scientific proceedings in Italian and European conferences and over 35 research papers published in international journals, indexed on the most important scientific database such as PUBMED , WOS and SCOPUS.
Editorial Board Member in several journals in the field of dentistry, surgery, biomedicine and regenerative medicine.
Reviewer for many indexed peer-reviewed internationals.
Oral Surgery, Stem Cells applied in oral regeneration, Regenerative medicine and Maxillary Bones
Dr. Cherkas graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) and also successfully defended his M.Med.Sc. and PhD theses in Neuroscience from the Faculty of Medicine at the same university. He also graduated from a M.Sc. Endodontics program at the University of Toronto and successfully passed his Royal College Fellowship Examinations.
He has conducted pain research at several Universities worldwide such as Cambridge (UK), Leipzig (Germany) and Tokyo (Japan). He has served as a Resident Member on the Regenerative Endodontics Committee of the American Association of Endodontics.
Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Endodontics and Oral Physiology at the University of Toronto and an active member of Dr. Barry Sessle’s laboratory where he continues to conduct research on the central mechanisms of orofacial pain. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to his expertise. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters.
He is an active member of the following professional organizations: American Association of Endodontists, Canadian Academy of Endodontics, Canadian Association for Neuroscience and International Association for the study of Pain. Read more about He at EndoArt.ca.
Theodore Eliades graduated from the School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece, and completed the Orthodontic postgraduate program of the Ohio State University. He holds 3 graduate degrees in biomaterials: a Master’s from Ohio State, a doctorate from the University of Athens, School of Medicine, and a PhD from the University of Manchester, UK; he has also obtained certificates in human resources management (Univ. of Athens) and Neurolinguistic Programming (leadership-NLP).
His research has generated 160 papers and 30 book chapters, which have received 3900 citations (H index 35). He has edited 9 textbooks published by major houses, some translated into 5 languages and is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Royal Society of Medicine. He is affiliated with institutions in the US and Europe (Texas-Houston, Marquette, Manchester and Bonn), is the founding editor of the Journal of Dental Biomechanics, Associate Editor of the European Journal of Orthodontics, the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and Progress in Orthodontics, Editorial Board member in 5 and reviewer in 40 periodicals. He is the 2014 North croft Memorial lecturer for the British Orthodontic Society conference and the 2015 Jan Taylor Visiting Professor of the Australian Foundation for Orthodontic Research and Education, has been an invited keynote lecturer at all major Orthodontic Conferences, and has served as a member of the task Force for harmonization of worldwide postgraduate orthodontic education of the World Federation of Orthodontists and the revised Erasmus guidelines committee for postgraduate orthodontic education in Europe. He maintained a full-time practice (owner) in Athens from 1996-2005 and has been involved in part-time practice ever since.
Dr. Mutlu Ozcan has authored more than 250 scientific and clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals, has given over 400 presentations at international scientific meetings, is a frequent lecturer at scientific meetings, receiver of several international awards and has held numerous continuing education courses in Europe. She serves also for the editorial boards of several scientific journals.
She is also Visiting Professor for various universities including São Paolo State University (Brazil), Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil), University of Brno (Czech Republic), University of Madrid (Spain) and University of Florida (USA).
Dr Alfred Lau is a Consultant oral and Maxillofacial surgeon , Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital . He is also currently a part time clinical lecturer at the University of Hong Kong and Honorary specialist in Queen Mary Hospital for both undergraduates and postgraduates teaching.
Dr Lau is the Founder and President of the newly set up Young Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Group of Hong Kong and is very actively promoting OMS via education and various activities. Dr Lau is also the Vice President of the Hong Kong Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Councilor of the Asian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vice President of Hong Kong Society of Sedation and Anesthesia in Dentistry and committee member of Young Dentist Group of HKDA. He has also been invited as an editorial advisory member of the Quintessence Asia Pacific edition journal and reviewer of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Chronicles of Surgery
Implant dentistry, Orthognathic Surgeries and Cleft lip and Palate surgeries
M.Omer Gorduysus (DDS, PhD, Professor) graduated from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Dentistry-Ankara/Turkey with the degree of DDS, completed his Post-graduate Program in Endodontics in the United States at the University of Southern California with the scholarship of Turkish Goverment and received the title of "Specialist in Endodontics, later received his PhD degree from Hacettepe University, later went to ACTA of Amsterdam with the scholarship of the Goverment of the Netherlands (given by NUFFIC) for short visit, after that became invited professor and clinical instructor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics in Canada two years. Still active in the field of research, mentorship and has publications in SCI covered and in some other national and international journals. Actual position is Professor at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Dentistry Department of Endodontics, convener of graduate endo and giving national and international lectures. Editor in Chief of Clinical Dentistry and Research and vice president of Local Ethic Committee of Animal Experimentations
Prof. Dr. L. Şebnem Türkün graduated from Ege University School of Dentistry in 1991. She received her PhD degree in Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics in 1998 with her thesis entitled ‘Clinical success of resin composite restorations’. She became an Associate Professor in 2004 and a Professor in 2009. She is presently lecturing and working as a full-time Professor at Ege University, School of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry.
Her research focuses on adhesive dentistry, esthetic restorative materials and their clinical performance, antibacterial restorative materials, glass ionomer restoratives and minimal intervention dental treatments. She has been making research on her areas of interest and publishes original articles in international peer-reviewed journals, participates in many national and international congress, symposia, course and conference and has given more than hundred lectures and workshops. She has been awarded with several academic awards.
She is an active member of International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Esthetic Academy of Dentistry (EDAD) and Society of Restorative Dentistry. She is a board member of the European Federation of Restorative Dentistry and the Minimal Intervention (MI) European Board of GC.
Since 2007 She is the translating editor of Quintessence Turkey and has been conducting editorial board memberships in many national and international peer-reviewed scientific journals. She was the translating editor of the book ‘Advances in Operative Dentistry: challenges of the future, volume 2’ published by Quintessence in 2001. She also take part as the Chapter 4 translator of the book ‘Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry’ 5th edition published by Mosby Elsevier in 2006.
Adhesive dentistry, esthetic restorative materials and their clinical performance, antibacterial restorative materials, glass ionomer restoratives and minimal intervention dental treatments.
Reha S. Kisnisci is currently, Professor in Ankara University, Turkey. He has an education and working experience at Ankara University, Ankara-Turkey, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh-Scotland, John Peter Smith Hospital, Texas, USA. He also held visiting professorships at the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Royal London Hospital, London, Aintree Hospitals, Liverpool and Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK.
He has served as president, chairman and member on several specialty related committees, boards and societies nationally and internationally. He has been nominated and received several scientific awards. He is currently the President of Balkan Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons.
He has published over 70 articles on peer reviewed journals and 5 book chapters. He has over 120 scientific studies presented in conferences and gave over 140 invited lectures nationally and internationally. He serves as an external examiner in various universities abroad. He is a member of several professional societies and a member of editorial board on several journals including Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Triple O.
Dr. Ilgın Akcay graduated from Ege University School of Dentistry in 2001. She received her PhD degree in Endodontics in 2007. She became an Associate Professor in 2014. She is presently lecturing and working at Ege University, School of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics. Her research focuses on clinical trials, treatment modalities for traumatic teeth, endodontic microbiology, biomaterials and endodontic rotary instruments. She has authored scientific papers published in national and international peer reviewed dental journals and has given many oral and poster presentations in national and international scientific Meetings and Congresses.
Clinical Research in Endodontics; Endodontic Irrigation & Microbiology; Endodontic Rotary Instruments; Dental Trauma & Treatment; Modalities, Dental Pulp; Biomaterials; Regenerative Endodontic Treatment; Scanning Electron Microscope.
Izzet Yavuzis Prof. Dr. at the department of Pediatric Dentistry in the Faculty of Dentistry, Dicle University in Diyarbakir. He is specializing on pediatric dentistry treatments, 3D Cone Beam Dental Volumetric Tomography, ectodermal dysplasia, the effect of magnetic field to the teeth, microleakage, and trauma on dental roots. He is head of Ectodermal Dysplasia Group Turkey. He has been worked as a head Doctor of the Dicle University Faculty of Dentistry, he is owner, Editor-in-Chief and General Director of the Journal of International Dental and Medical Research. He is Editor-in-Chief and General Director of the Dental Journal of Dicle published 2 times per year. He has more than 80 international and national article publications, also more oral and poster presentation in international / national congress and workshop.
Ziad N Al-Dwairi
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Dr. Ziad N. Al-Dwairi works as an AssociateProfessor of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at Jordan University of Science and Technology, holds PhD in Prosthodontics, Queens University/Belfast, UK in 2001 and Fellowship of The International Academy of Dento Facial Esthetics (FIADFE) in 2012.
He is the President of Jordanian Section of International Association for Dental Research.
He is Jordan’s Representative at OSAP( Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures).
He worked as vice president of the Restorative Dentistry Committee/ Jordan Medical Council and currently Member of the National Committee for contentious medical education/Jordan Medical Council and member of the advisory team of Dooox.
He is a former member of University Council/Jordan University of Science and Technology and worked as Chairman of the Prosthodontics Department, Faculty of Dentistry/Jordan University of Science and Technology and a Former Dean Assistant/ Faculty of Dentistry/ Jordan University of Science and Technology.
He holds several International prizes as follows
1. The senior prize The Elida Gibbs Travel Award2000 from the Irish Division of International Association for Dental Research (IADR)
2. The Procter and Gamble Research award 2000. Oral and Dental Research Trust, London 3. (BSSPD research Prize 2001). British Society for the study of Prosthetic Dentistry First Research Prize
4. Certificate of recognition from IADRand AADR 2002, Get a member Campaign
5. Member of the Advisory Group For Dental Ethics Manual, FDI
6. Executive Committee of African and Middle East Federation of IADR
7. Oral presenter at the 3rdAsian Family Health Research Award, Iran-Tehran 2007
8. The first research prize in Prosthodontics from Society of Arab Dental Faculties (SARDF) 2010
9. Fellowship of the International Academy for Dento-Facial Esthetics FIADFE/2012
He is currently involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate students in all field of Prosthodontics in addition to involvement in advanced programs for MFDS Trainees, High specialty trainees and Advanced clinical trainees in Prosthodontics.
He supervised several MSc students as a main and a co advisor and as an examiner for more than 25 theses in all disciplines of Prosthodontics.
In addition he works as a reviewer for 12 local and International Peer reviewed Journals and on editorial board of 2 Journals: Journal of Oral Hygiene and Health and Journal of Investigative Dental Sciences.
He was a Member of the advisory group formed by FDI for publishing the Dental Ethics Manual in 2007 and carried out its translation into Arabic Language to be available to all Arabic natives.
He is preparing for his Full Professorship in Prosthodontics
Standards of clinical and laboratory procedures for construction of fixed and removable prostheses
Oral Infections related to removable prostheses
Restoration of Endodontically treated teeth
Periodontics-Restorative Dentistry Interface
Shortened Dental arch
Mr. Juan Alfonso Catalan Sepulvedais a Professor and Head Oral Rehabilitation Prosthetic mention, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Concepcion, Chile. In 1967, Study Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Concepción, Chile. In 1982, M.Sc. of Prosthodontic at Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium. He works as Visiting Professor: at School of Dentistry at University of Antofagasta, Chile in 2000 and Complutense University, University Austral, University of Leuven, University of Barcelona in 2001.
DentureStomatitis, Conditionneurtissue, Candidiasis, Implants, Overdentires, Dental materials, mini implants, oral Rehabilitation over implants, Radio frequency identification in denture.
Dr Olga Naka is a Lecturer in the Department of Removable Prosthodontics at the School of Dentistry of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, teaching and supervising under- and postgraduate students. She completed her dental degree (DDS) and the PhD degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In addition, she is attending postgraduate studies in MClinDent Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics, King’s College London, UK.She completed the Continuing Education Course in Dental Implantology, provided by the International Team for Implantology (ITI). She is an ITI Registered Speaker and the Director of the ITI Study Club of Northern Greece. She serves as a Treasurer of the Stomatological Society of Northern Greece.She was awarded the States Scholarship in Prosthodontics and the Henry Schein Leadership Scholarship. She has authored more than 15scientific papers published in national and international peer reviewed dental journals and hasgiven over30 oral and poster presentations in national and international scientific Meetings and Congresses.
Phophi Kamposiora is a Prosthodontist, currently holding the position of Assistant Professor at the School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece. She received her Dental Degree from the University of Athens in 1989. In 1994 she received a Certificate in Prosthodontics and a Master of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1997 she received her PhD from the University of Athens, Greece and in 2004 she became a Lecturer in Prosthodontics at the same University. In December 2007 she was elected to the position of Assistant Professor. She is Counsil Member of the European Prosthodontic Association. The last 15 years she is conducting research in biomaterials, prosthodontics and implants. She has published over 60 scientific papers, which were cited numerous times and received prestigious awards (Tylman, Granger-Pruden). She has given lectures and scientific presentations in over 15 countries worldwide. She is a Reviewer for the Journal of Prosthodontics and the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. She holds a Private Practice since 1995. From 2000 she is part of “Odontiki Anaplasi”, a practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implants situated near the center of Athens.
Theofilos Vrahopoulos was born in Mytilini, Greece, in 1960. In 1983, he graduated from the Dental School, University of Athens, having successfully completed his 5-year (1978-1983) undergraduate studies in Dentistry.
From 1984 to 1985, He worked as Honorary Clinical Assistant in the Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery Units of Queen Mary’s and St. Bartholomew’s Hospitals in London, U.K., as part of my postgraduate training.
From 1985 to 1989, He attended a full-time postgraduate course in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute, University of London. Having completed the course of study and passed the prescribed examinations, He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), in 1989.
Upon he return to Greece, he served as a Dental Officer in the Hellenic Air Force, during my military service (1989-1990).
From 1990 to 1999, He worked as Scientific Consultant and Instructor at the Department of Periodontology, Dental School, University of Athens. In 1999, He was elected Lecturer in Periodontology and, after a 5-year term, He was elected Assistant Professor in Periodontology (2004).
In 2009, He followed postgraduate studies in Implantology in Stuttgart, Germany, organized by the International Team for Implantology (ITI).
From 1990 to the present, He work as periodontist and implantologist in his private practice in Athens.
He has participated in more than 80 international and greek scientific congresses and has been actively involved in educational and practical courses for the general practitioners.
Prof. Andreas Chatzikyriakos has thirty seven year experience in Prosthodontics and twenty five year experience in Implantology and Aesthetics. He has supervised a number of Master theses and Ph.D theses during his academic career. He has been a member of a number of Scientific Associations. He has made over 100 presentations and over 70 publications. He has over 50 citations internationally. He studied D.D.S. Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1971, Ph.D. Prosthodontics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1982.
His Academic appointments are Professor, Department of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2008-November 2011. Associate Professor, Department of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2001-2008. Assistant Professor, Department of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1988-2001. Lecturer, Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1983-1988. Clinical Instructor, Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1975-1983.
Alessandro L Cavalcanti is a Professor of Dental Public Health, and Chair of the Post Graduate Program in Public Health at the State University of Paraiba (UEPB) and Editor in Chief of a Brazilian Dental Journal. He earned his dental degree from the Federal University of Paraiba, a master’s degree in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Sao Paulo, a doctor in Stomatology at Federal University of Paraiba, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry at Federal University of Minas Gerais.
Presently Dr Cavalcanti is member of the board of the Brazilian Society of Paediatric Dentistry and Brazilian Dental Association. His areas of research are Oral Epidemiology in Children; Violence and Public Health. He has written two books, and has published over 140 articles in many journals.
Oral Epidemiology, Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Materials, Violence and Public Health.
Dr. Alcion Alves Silva obtained his Master of Science degree in 1995, at Camilo Castelo Branco University studying the epidemiologic distribution of specific morphologic characteristics resulting of the craniofacial growth and development.
At Doctoral (Ph.D.), in 2002, at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, continued his research about craniofacial growth by investigation of the growth in cleft lip and palate individuals and its relation with a group of genes linked with Major Complex of Histocompatibility (MHC) using polymerase chain reaction technique.
After post-graduation in Methodology of Higher Education from the School of Higher Education of Parana, exerted lecturer activity at Federal University of Paraná, at Centre for Higher Education of Campos Gerais and Expoent University, between 1996-2004, at disciplines of Research Methods, Oral Microbiology and Entrepreneurship.
In 2006 published his first book ‘Craniofacial Growth and Development (Santos Publishing). In 2009 the second one, under the title ‘Evidence-Based Clinical Practice’ (Santos Publishing) and the third ‘Entrepreneurship in the Health Area’ in 2014 (Amazon Publishing). At the same time participated as a co-author in other books of relevant professors: ‘Professional Guidance’ (In: Silva, R.H.A. - USP/2010)’, ‘Excellence in Orthodontics’ (In: Barbosa J. - 2012).
Currently, he is Director of QPS Entrepreneurship, a company that advises, support and disseminates science at biomedical area, and Scientific Editor of Evidence-Based Practice Journal.
Craniofacial growth and development, Evidence based clinical practice, Entrepreneurship in health Area
The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Professor Vania Fontanella is researcher/advisor at Dental School, Lutheran University and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She had Graduate Studies in oral and maxillofacial radiology, holds Masters’ Degree in oral and maxillofacial surgery, and the doctorate in oral medicine. Dr Fontanella is Past-President of both Brazilian and Latin American Association for Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology – ABRO and ALARID, respectively. She is co-author of over 100 scientific papers including book chapters.
Diagnostic imaging in dentistry, Teaching and learning in dentistry
Decio S Pinto
University of Sao Paulo, School of Dentistry
Mohamed Mahmoud graduated from Alexandria University, Egypt (BDS 1977). He had a Master of Science in Oral Medicine/Oral Diagnosis from Alexandria University (MSc, 1981). He had a PhD and advanced certificate in Oral Medicine from the University of Connecticut, USA (1989). He worked as Director of Oral Diagnosis Oral Medicine & Comprehensive Patient Management courses in king Abdul-Azziz University SA, and Tanta University, Egypt (1989-2012). He currently, a professor of Oral Medicine/ Oral Diagnosis at College of Dentistry, Taibah University, SA. He had several publications and supervised several graduate students as their Master/PhD thesis advisor.
Experimental oral carcinogenesis Oral cancer induction, Normal & malignant tissue separation, Recombination & transplantation, Cell culturing techniques and cell growth characterization, Detection of saliva, serum, and tissue levels of immunoglobulins, Immunomediators and macromolecules applying immunoassays and immunofluorescence detection techniques, Enzyme isolation, purification and activity assays, DNA and RNA hybridization techniques, Structural, cellular and molecular changes in malignant and premalignant oral lesions, Immunologic and inflammatory aspects of oral diseases, Systemic influences on the presentation and severity of oral disease processes, Habitual and environmental effects on the prevalence of systemic and oral disease processes in different populations of dental patients, TMJ problems and orofacial pain.
Mohamed Awad, BDS, MSc (Egypt), PhD (England) is an Associate Professor and Consultant, Fixed Prosthodontic Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Tanta University, Egypt and King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. His work was concentrated on Fixed Prosthodontics researches. Dr. Awad is the president of Egyptian Association of Dental research section of international association for dental research since July 2010. Dr. Awad finished his Bachelor (1983) and Master degrees (1989) from Tanta University, Egypt and PhD degree from University Dental hospital of Manchester, United Kingdom in 1996. He was head of Fixed prosthodontics Department in King Abdulaziz University from Sept. 2003 for one year. Also he was course director for fixed prosthodontics for preclinical and clinical courses for several years. He is supervising and teaching postgraduate Saudi Board in Advanced Restorative Dentistry (SBARD) since year 2000.
Dr. Awad presented researches in several international conferences including: Miami, San Diego, Seattle (USA), Singapore, Manchester & Bristol (England), Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah (Saudi Arabia), Dubai (UAE) and Egypt.
Dr. Awad was awarded several awards including distinction in scientific research in King Abdulaziz University, 2008. Also he held several grants for conducting researches from different associations. He is Editor-in-chief of Journal of Oral Hygiene and Health and serves for editorial board and as a reviewer for many scientific international journals.
Dental materials and fixed prosthodontics including: Dental ceramics and Zirconium post and cores, fiber-reiforced composite restorations and post/cores, Color & Dental esthetics, Base metal alloys, Wear and abrasion in dental ceramics, Optical properties of natural teeth and dental ceramics, Finite element analysis, Dental implant materials, Dental cements, Periodontal problems related to fixed prosthodontics
Dr. Ahmad Abd El Hamid is a Professor of Prosthodontics and Implantology and head of prosthodontic department, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt from 2011 until now. Professor of Prosthodontics and implantology, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdelaziz university, Saudi Arabia (1990- 1993). Visiting Professor at Beirut Arab University, Lebanon, Benghazi University and Eltahady University, Libia 2002 to until now. Bachelor degree of Oral and Dental Surgery (BDS), Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt, in 1979. Master degree of Prosthodontics (M.Sc), Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt, in 1983. Doctor degree of Prosthodontics (Ph. D) at Bachelor degree of Oral and Dental Surgery (BDS), Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt, in 1987.
He is a member of promotion committee of prosthodontics for professor and associate professor. Membership of American academy of temporomandibular Disorders. He supervised & assesses about 50 masters and Ph.D thesis and he published above thirty national and international articles.
Essam Farouk Soussa graduated from Alexandria University, Egypt (BDS 1980). He received Master Degree in Oral Biology (M.Sc.D.), November 1984 Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University and Philosophy Doctor (Ph.D.) in Oral Biology, April 1989 Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University. He Worked in Oral Biology Department Faculty of Dentistry, Mansoura University from 28/8/1989, attended Scientific Mission as a scholar contributions as Research following oral Biology. In the University of Illinois at Chicago, college of Dentistry and Research studies in oral physiology in the Medical college of Georgia school of Dentistry from July 15 to October 11, 1996. He attended several workshops on medical education and professional developing, developing effective teaching portfolios, assessment strategies, teaching & assessing Professionalism, strategies for improving research outcomes. He was the Head of the Oral Biology Department from 18/12/2000 - 30/8/2002, Vice Dean of Postgraduate & Research in Dental Faculty from 21/10/2001 to 30/8/2002, Professor in College of dentistry, University of Dammam (Formerly King Faisal University) College Of Dentistry from 1/9/2002 to 1/9/2013. Currently, he is Professor in Oral Biology Department Faculty of Dentistry, Mansoura University. He is President of Egyptian Salivary glands Society, Membership in the Saudi dental society and Association des Medicines Franco-phones. He presented several oral Presentations and posters in Local and International Conferences. He has published more than 30 scientific publications in Egyptian and international journals and during his career he has successfully supervised more than 10 M.Sc. D, and PhD students.
Dr. Mahmoud Al-Suleiman received his PhD in Orthodontics from The Council of All-Union Scientific-and Industrial Association "Stomatology" – Advanced Faculty of Stomatology (Moscow, Russia), 1991. He is Professor in Orthodontics at the Department of Orthodontics, University of Aleppo Dental School and was Head of the Orthodontic Department at University of Aleppo, 1993-2005, 2011-2012. He is licensed as a Consultant orthodontist by Saudi commission of specialties and Evaluated as Specialist (A) orthodontics by MOH UEA. Dr. Al-Suleiman edited 3 books in the field of orthodontics ((Theoretical Principles of Orthodontics. University of Aleppo Press, 1995 (in 400 pages), Occlusion, University of Aleppo Press, 1999 (Drin 230 pages) and Orthoodntic management of the Dentition with the Preadjested Appliances. Additionally. He has wide variety of publications in many journals like The World Journal of Orthoodntics, The Journal of Orthodontic science and many others. Currently he is working as an orthodontist consultant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Al-Suleiman was Vice Dean for the Scientific Affairs at the Dental School, University of Aleppo, 1997-1999 and Vice President of the Syrian Dental Association 2001 to 2006.
He is also Member of the Curriculum Development Committee and Dental Education Workshop for the Dental College in Syria (1993) and Lebanon (1995). He was Visitor researcher to Biomaterials and Biomechanics group, school of Dentistry, Manchester University, 2008. Scientific Elective Member of council of Arab Orthodontics society (2011- 2013) and Member of Syrian scientific Board Orthodontics (2011-presnt).
Evaluate the variety of orthodontic interventions depending on skeletal anchorage by using mini-screws in different maxillary areas (between teeth in the alveolar bone, Infrazygomatic buttress, palatal bone ...).
Clinical or laboratory evaluation bonded variety orthodontic brackets by direct or indirect methods and by using different bonding materials.
Study the enamel decalcification (white spots lesions) around orthodontic brackets and its management and prevention.
Evaluation of mechanical properties of metallic and fiber reinforced orthodontic wires.
Evaluation of Craniofacial complex with different types of malocclusion, and study changes after orthodontic intervention.
Airway Measurements in subjects with normal occlusion and malocclusion.
TMDs, prevelnce, Diagnosis, facial related sings and methods of management.
Dr. M Karami works as an Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the school of dentistry, Azad University Isfahan Branch, Iran. She obtained her dental degree in 1995 from Isfahan Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medical Sciences (Isfahan, Iran) and finished her MSc.in Pediatric Dentistry atMashhad Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medical Sciences (Mashhad, Iran) in 1998.
She has authored more than thirty scientific publications. She has been nominated and received several scientific awards. Also she held several grants for conducting researches. She serves on numerous committees as well as presents educational talks to Pediatric Dentistry residents, dental students, doctors and the public.
Preventive dentistry, Xerostomia, Minimal invasive dentistry, Behavior management, Dentistry for children with special needs and Hospital dentistry
Mitra Mirmohammadi was born in 1962 in Gorgon in the North of Iran. I finished school in Tehran/Iran and high school in Kuwait. In 1979 I started Dentistry in Tehran University; after 3 years I left Iran and continued my education in Stomatology in Azerbaijan Medical University, from which I graduated in 1988. I passed a 1-year Internship in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery department. From 1992-1995 I passed the residency in Oral&Maxillofacial surgery there and worked on my dissertation "The effect of antioxidants and lymphostimulators in process of healing the fractures of maxillofacial regions". After obtaining PhD in Medical Sciences, in 1995 I became an Assistant Professor at the department and held the position until returning to Iran. In Iran I passed a 3-year course on Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery from 2004-2007 at Tehran University and did my research on a thesis in Orthognathic Surgery. Since then I work independently.
From 2010 – 2012 I was a Member of the Editorial Committee of Iranian Scientific Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons’ Newsletter. Since July 2013 I am the Editor-in-Chief of "Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery News" Monthly Magazine. Furthermore, I became a Member of the Board of Directors of Iranian Scientific Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons starting from October 2012. Also I am the Senior Inspector of Iranian Dental Association (IDA) since August 2011.
My interests include clinical research in all of the fields of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, especially in Orthognathic Surgery.
Dr. Kannu Priya is Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon & Implantologist at BRIGHT SMILE- A Microdentistry, Implant & Trauma Centre. In 2015, MDS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery),Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Pt B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences (PGIMS), India.In 2010, BDS-Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Pt B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences (PGIMS), India. She have One-year compulsory rotatory internship at Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak, (Haryana), India from 6th october 2009 to 5th october 2010. She have Lectures & clinical teaching-Undergraduate Students (During 3 years of Residency), Clinical Lab, clinical skill teaching-Undergraduate Students (During 3 years of Residency).
Dr. Tarek H. Rabi graduated as a dentist in 2005. After that he pursued graduate dental training in operative dentistry and endodontics. He attended international conferences and clinical hands on training with national and international trainers. Aside from his private dental practice in Jerusalem, he is currently a lecturer in Operative Dentistry at Al Quds University Palestine and previously served as the head of department of Operative Dentistry at the same university. He has several published papers in the field of operative dentistry, endodontics, dental public health, and dental education. He delivered several hands on courses, lectures at local and international dental conferences.
Prof. Letic-Gavrilovic Anka, DDS, PhD, during long scientific career collaborated with Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Histochemistry Department, London; Fukuoka Dental College, Department of Biochemistry, Fukuoka, Japan. Now works as Assoc.Prof. of Physiology and Biochemistry at RAKCODS, Dental College, United Arabic Emirates. Researching inoral biochemistry, immunology and basic clinical mechanism of dental implantology, Dr Anka expressed particular scientific interest in Biomaterials for bone reconstruction. Most of the work was dedicated to the regulatory role of growth factors in morphogenesis and postnatal development of the immune system and salivary glands. Recently, Dr Anka is very active in field of brain neurophysiology and practical applications. Neuromarketing is an academic approach to better understand how information leads to changes in attention, emotional responses, preference formation, choices and learning. Dr Letic’s present interest remains beautiful mystery of brain function. While there’s general agreement that attention and emotional engagement of brain, can be tracked, identifying specific emotions with confidence has been elusive. Therefore, data from neuromarketing are still best used when triangulated with more traditional data such as interviews, questionnaires, and historical data.
Regeneration of tissues and organs remains one of the great challenges of clinical medicine, and physicians are constantly seeking better methods for tissue repair and replacement. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine have been investigated for virtually every organ system in the human body, and progress is made possible by advances in materials science, polymer chemistry, and molecular biology.
I am interesting to continue research in current state of the art and beyond, on bone regeneration and biomaterials for regenerative purposes, and highlights advances in both basic science and clinical practice.
My particular interest is in delineate methods for guiding the host response to implantable materials, metals or non metals, natural or synthetic, and explain the use of biologically-inspired materials for optimal biological functionality and compatibility in oral and craniofacial reconstructions.
In order to make good organization, strong collaboration with Clinic (Hospital) and Dental Faculty is needed. So far, remains great problem in Biomaterials area such as need for interdisciplinary collaboration. I am willing to organize international multi-centered, intersectorial and suprasectorial research collaborations, from basic research to clinical applications.