Dr. Al-Hashimi graduated with B.D.S and Diploma in Oral Surgery from the University of Bagdad. She received a Master degree and Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Buffalo. Currently, Dr. Al-Hashimi is a Professor at the Department of Surgery, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery , The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Al-Hashimi has published over 160 scientific publications and she is a founding member of Salivary Dysfunction Clinic in Dallas. She is the recipient of 2009 Salivary Researcher of the year and she is the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Dentistry Journal.
) Department of Surgery University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX USA
Born in 1948. Medical and Surgical degree in 1973,
Dental Specialist in 1976, Dental Researcher in 1984-
1990, Professor of Oral Surgery in 1990-2002, Dean of
the School of Dentistry 1994-1997, Professor of
Periodontology since 2002, Dean of Dental Hygiene
School in 2008-2015 at School of Dentistry, University of
Bologna (Italy). Certificate in Periodontics in 1982-1984
from University of Southern California (USA). Prof.
Checchi published several papers and books on
periodontal surgeries, oral hygiene and dental sutures.
His practice is limited to Periodontics and Implantology.
He is in the editorial board of “Dental Cadmos” Elsevier
Masson S.r.L. and Co- Editor of “The Open Dentistry
Journal” Bentham OPEN.
) Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences University of Bologna Bologna Italy
Dr. Markopoulos obtained his DDS and his PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He also obtained a Master of Science Degree in Oral Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Markopoulos was Professor, Chairman & Graduate Program Director of the Dept. of Oral Medicine/Pathology of the Aristotle University. He has published more than 140 scientific publications.
Dr. Markopoulos is an Honorary Member of the Hellenic Society of Oral Medicine and Pathology.
Currently he is Associate Editor of this journal.
) Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Pathology Private Practice Thessaloniki Greece
Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo received a D.D.S. degree from the University of Naples “Federico II” in 1997. He completed his Ph.D. in Dental Materials Biotechnology in 2002 and earned a post-doctoral fellowship in 2002-2004. In 2003, he had been the visiting assistant professor in Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology at the University of Regensburg (Germany) and from 2006 he became the adjunct scientist in the same Dental School. From 2007 to 2008, he was the associate researcher at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Biomaterials (CRIB) - University of Naples “Federico II”. In 2011, he completed the three-year postgraduate program in Oral Surgery at the University of Naples “Federico II”.
He also obtained the National Italian Qualification for Associate (2013) and Ordinary (2014) Professor. Moreover, he was the professor for the Postgraduate program in oral surgery at the same University (2015 and 2016).
To date, Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo is an assistant professor in the School of Dentistry at the University of Naples “Federico II”, giving lectures and participating in the faculty practice.
) Department of Neuroscience, Reproductive and Odontostomatological Sciences University of Naples Federico II Naples Italy
Dr. Asaumi obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Radiology from the Okayama University, Okayama. Currently, Dr. Asaumi is a dean of Okayama University Dental School. He is also the President of Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He has published more than 150 scientific publications.
Dr. Asaumi is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Oral Radiology and Open Journal of Stomatology.
) Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Okayama University Okayama Japan
Marco Cicciù is an Assistant Professor at the University of Messina. Professor Cicciu has published articles on topics like technology, biomaterials, bone regeneration, prosthodontics for publications on Journal Oral Implantology, Journal Craniofacial Surgery, International Journal Oral Maxillofacial Implants, Journal Maxillofacial Surgery, and International Journal of Clinical Experimental Medicine. Being a Sicily native, Marco graduated in Dental Science from the University of Catania discussing a thesis realized in cooperation with the Bioengineer Department about the masticatory load and stress distribution. Marco did his Ph.D. in Orthodontic Sciences, and is currently teaching Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at the Dental School of Messina University.
) Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences, Morphological and Functional Images University of Messina Messina Italy
Prof. Nishimura did DDS in 1981 from the Tokyo Dental College. He did DMD in 1993 and DMSc in 1986 (HSDM). He started tissue regeneration/ biotechnology research (1989). He served as the Director of the Harvard-MIT Biomaterials Graduate Program (1993-95). He joined UCLA (1997) and established the Weintraub Center (NIH). He is the co-director of Neuro-Engineering /translational research program (UC BRAID Drug Discovery Alliance). Nishimura served as reviewer for NIH, NSF, BBSRC and CDG. He received scientific/academic and Distinguished Faculty Awards from Harvard, University of Manchester, AADR, US HHS and IADR. His current research addresses bio/nanotechnology for wound healing of bone, skin, oral mucosa and facial nerves.
) Department of Dentistry UCLA School of Dentistry Los Angeles, CA USA
Dr. Pellegrino did graduation in Dentistry from the University of Bologna, Italy. He further obtained Master of Science in Oral Surgery and Implantology and then PhD in Surgical Science at the Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Unit, University Hospital Sant’Orsola-Malpighi and the University of Bologna headed by Prof. Claudio Marchetti. He is a fellow Researcher and Visiting Professor within the Oral Surgery and Implantology Master Course, teaching: “Three-dimensional technologies applied to Oral Surgery and Implantology” at the University of Bologna. He has contributed his publications in different national and international Journals and lectures for national and international conferences and conventions.
) Department of Bio-medic and Nero-motor Science University of Bologna Bologna Italy
Tenenbaum graduated with DDS in 1970 and PhD in 1976 from the
University of Strasbourg. He is a specialist in Oral Medicine and has been full professor of
periodontology at the Dental Faculty, University of Strasbourg (France) since 1994.
He has published over 150 scientific papers in high ranking journals and lectured in Austria,
Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, Japan and Korea.
) Department of Periodontology University of Strasbourg Strasbourg France
Gaetano Isola, DDS, PhD, Pg.Oral Surg., is Junior Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Catania, Italy. Visiting Research fellow at the “Department of Periodontology” Université de Montréal, Canada. PhD University of Turin, Italy. Master Course in Periodontology at the University of Ferrara and Verona. Specialist in Oral Surgery at the University of Naples “Federico II”. Visiting Professor at the Department of the Periodontology University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA and Visiting Researcher at the Department of Implantology and Oral Surgery at the University of Bern, Switzerland. His main research interests concern the Periodontology and Oral Surgery field.
) Department of General Surgery and Surgical-Medical Specialties University of Catania Catania Italy
Dr. Sadik A. Khuder obtained his Ph.D. degree (1992) in Biostatistics from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA. He is currently the Co-director of the Epidemiology program for the Northwestern Ohio Consortium of Public Health, Toledo, OH, USA, and is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and Department of Public Health, at the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH, USA. His research interests mainly include cancer and molecular epidemiology, occupational and environmental health, statistical modeling of cause-effect relations and Meta-analysis. Dr. Khuder, as an author/co-author, has published over 140 articles in various journals, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. over 4,825.
) Departments of Medicine and Public Health and Homeland Security University of Toledo Health Science Campus Toledo, OH USA
Dr. Amarasena is a Research Fellow at ARCPOH, (University of Adelaide). He obtained his PhD from Niigata University, Japan. He is also a recipient of the JSPS fellowship from the Ministry of Higher Education, Japan. Najith is involved in developing educational material for dental professionals and the public in the DPERU. Najith has recently embarked on working with Oral Health Practitioner practice activity project of HSRU and is a member of the expert team involved in a consultancy research contract with Primary Health Care Corporation, Qatar on water fluoridation assessment. He has supervised Masters, Doctoral and several postgraduate students in a research environment. He is working on periodontal disease collaborative research with Niigata University, Japan.
) School of Dentistry University of Adelaide Adelaide Australia
Dr. Javier Ata-Ali (DDS, MS, MPH, PhD) graduated from the Valencia University Medical and Dental School, University of Valencia (Spain) in 2006. In 2013, he received his PhD from the same University. He is a specialist in Oral Medicine (two-year, full-time programme), in Oral Surgery and Implantology (three-year, full-time programme) and specialist in Public Health and Health Management (one-year, full-time programme). He is the author of 42 scientific publications which are indexed in Pubmed, and has also published in international peer-reviewed Journals with high impact factor. In addition, he works as a reviewer for the most important international, peer-reviewed journals with high impact factor (as Journal of Periodontology, Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research.
) Public Dental Health Service Arnau de Vilanova Hospital Valencia Spain
Dr. Ali Borzabadi-Farahani is a graduate of the Accredited Craniofacial and Special Care Orthodontic Fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California. In the same University, he was a Research Scholar supported by European Orthodontic Society Research Grant. His basic specialist orthodontic training was completed at the Cardiff University. He is an academic and served as a visiting professor at the University of Rome. The research interest covers Craniofacial Orthodontics, Craniofacial Anomalies, Orthodontic Indices, Dental Implantology, and Lasers in Orthodontics. Dr. Farahani is involved in editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals and has numerous publications to his credit.
) Department of Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine University of Rome Tor Vergata Rome Italy
S. Cantore is a graduated cum laude and did her honors from the University of Bari, Italy. She is a specialist in orthognathodontics and in oral surgery. She is a visiting professor at the City Unity College - Greece .She is also a visiting senior clinical lecturer for the MClinDent programme in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopeadics at the BPP University, Faculty of Dentistry, Birmingham-United Kingdom. She is also a participant in the research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research and University of Bari. She is the principal investigator (PI) and Co-PI in the Research Incentive Award, founded from Innovative-Biological-Research. She has also won "Research Award" from Medical and Dental Council of Bari (Italy) in the year 2015. She has been the invited speaker in the national and international courses and conferences and an invited reviewer, and editorial board member in a number of international Journals.
) Department of Interdisciplinary Medicine University of Bari ALDO MORO Bari Italy
Loredana Cerroni has obtained a degree in Biological Science in 1986 and has achieved the title of Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1992 both from University of Rome Tor Vergata. Since 1996, she is a permanent researcher at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. In 1998, she was designated as a qualified expert in the sector (instruments and dental materials) (EAC N° 17.38) from DNV (Det Norske Veritas) in the CE marking Medical devices. She obtained a degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis in 2000 from the University of Rome Tor Vergata and a Master in “Periodontal Disease ”, from the University of Rome "Sapienza". From January 2001, she has been structured at the University Hospital Policlinico Tor Vergata.
) Department of Clinic Science and Translational Medicine University of Rome “Tor Vergata” Rome Italy
Medical and surgical degree in 1992; Dental specialist in 1995. Associate Professor at the Dental School -Bari University (ITALY). He is currently teaching Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at the Dental School of the University of Bari. Constituent member of the International College of Prosthodontics. He has covered topics like oral rehabilitation in post-surgical defects, craniomandibular diseases, nanomaterials in dental prostheses, oral pathology, and all fields of prosthodontics. Since 1998 he has been dealing with prosthetic rehabilitation and temporomandibular joint diseases at the Policlinico University Hospital of Bari.
) Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine University of Bari Bari Italy
Dr. Mine Dündar Çömlekoğlu graduated from Ege University, Faculty of Dentistry in 1997. Received her PhD in Prosthodontics in 2003; Associate Professor degree in 2009 and Professor in 2015. She has been lecturing and undergraduate clinical teaching at the faculty. Supervising thesis and lecturing for Doctorate and MSc in Esthetic Dentistry Programmes at Prosthodontics Department. Fields of interest are: adhesive dentistry, dental materials, implantology. Holds project and presentation awards. Authored 30 original articles in international peer-reviewed journals as well as several other national and international reports. She has been conducting reviewerships in national and international peer-reviewed journals.
) Department of Prosthodontics Ege University Izmir Turkey
Dr. Rosemary Dziak is a Professor of Oral Biology at the School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She received a MS and a Ph.D. in Radiation Biology & Biophysics from the University of Rochester and engaged in postdoctoral training in pharmacology at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Dziak has over 100 scientific publications in the area of bone biology and tissue engineering and holds two US patents on bone regenerative products.
) Department of Oral Biology University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY USA
Raija Lähdesmäki completed her DDS degree at the University of Kuopio, Finland 1980. Received specialty in orthodontics 2001 and defended her PhD thesis in 2006 (University of Oulu, Finland).
She is part of undergraduate studies and training in Orthodontics starting 2005. She is clinical consultant and instructor in theoretical studies in the Postgraduate Program since 11.2006.
Main research interests other than dental genetics are normal occlusal development and abnormal eruption patterns. She is a member of MRC Oulu research group and has authored 20 original peer reviewed reports and several other articles. Supervisor in three PhD studies.
) Department of Oral Development and Orthodontics University of Oulu Oulu Finland
He is a professor, head of Endodontic and Restorative (University of Rome, La Sapienza); director of Master of endodontics (Sapienza). International lecturer and a researcher. He has authored more than 480 scientific articles, delivered lectures all over the world (more than 500 presentations) as a main speaker in important international congresses and many Universities worldwide. During academic career, he gained many awards and recognition, and has been responsible for many scientific projects with national and international grants. His interest is focused on endodontic materials and clinical endodontics. He is actively cooperating as a consultant to develop new technologies, operative procedures and materials for root canal treatment. He has patents concerning endodontic technologies. Currently, he is the chairman of Clinical Practice Committee of ESE. He also maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Rome, Italy.
) Department of Dental Science Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy
Dr. Tassos Irinakis worked as the Director of Graduate Periodontics and Implant Surgery (UBC). He presently works in Private practice and part time in the Division of Periodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry in the University of British Columbia - Vancouver/Canada. Dr. Irinakis does research in Implant Dentistry, Bone Grafting, Soft Tissue Grafting and Aesthetic Dentistry. Most of his research is clinically oriented and aims at better understanding current clinical techniques and creating new ones. He just completed his most current project 'New Surgical Technique to enhance esthetics around dental implants in the esthetic zone' and published it with co-author Dr. Salwa Al-dahlawi. He will be focusing on some parallel ongoing projects on the Gummy Smile, Implant Crestal Bone Compression and other titles.
) Faculty of Dentistry The University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Canada
Dr. Kivanç Kamburoğlu is currently a Professor in Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara University. His research interests are Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, CBCT, Digital Radiology, Implant Radiology, Micro CT, T Rays and Dentistry. He did his PhD from Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry, Dentomaxillofacial Radiology Department in the year 2007. Dr. Kamburoğlu has numerous international publications, honors, awards and recognitions to his credit.
) Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology Ankara University Ankara Turkey
Professor Kim got Doctor of Dental Surgery, specialty of Public Health Dentistry and PhD for epidemiology from Seoul National University School of Dentistry. He worked as a visiting scientist in the Department of Oral health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1998-1999 and 2006-2007, and in the Depart of Periodontology, UNC in 2000. Now, he is a tenure-track professor in the Department of Preventive and Social dentistry, SNU SOD. He serviced as vice-dean during 2010-2011 and the Chairman of the Department of Preventive and Social Dentistry during 2012-2013. He has served for the Korean Academy of Preventive Dentistry as the president during 2014-2016. He is an associate editor of the Korean Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry (KSCI) and was a board member of the Journal of Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (SCI). He has published and presented more than 250 topics, papers and books. He is also a principal investigator on the research with $3 million by Korean Government, development of Rapid-Test-Kit for periodontitis using proteomics during 2017-2021.
) Department of Preventive and Social Dentistry Seoul National University Seoul Korea
Dr. Stefanos Kourtis obtained his Ph.D. degree (Dr. Odont.) in 1992 from University of Athens, Greece. Since 2012, he is Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at this same university, where he has been working since 1990. His academic and professional responsibilities involve the following: Teaching under- and –post graduate students in the Dental School of the University of Athens, Participation in dental congresses in Greece and abroad with lectures and posters, and Teaching in continuing education courses organized by professional and scientific dental associations. He has authored/co-authored various articles in national/international journals.
) Department of Prosthodontics University of Athens Athens Greece
Prof Carlo Maiorana, MD,DDS
MSc in Dentistry, 1985
MSc in Orthodontics, 1987
Full Professor and Chairman, Oral Surgery and Implantology, University of Milan School of Dentistry
Director, Center for Edentulism and jawbone Atrophies, Fondazione Policlinico, University of Milan
Practice limited to oral surgery, implantology and atrophic jaws reconstruction
) Department of Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico Ca'Granda Milan Italy
Dr. Maruo obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Dentistry from Okayama University in Japan. Dr. Maruo also holds a Board Certificated Member and Senior Fellow of the Japan Prosthodontic Society. Currently Dr. Maruo is also a Senior Assistant Professor in Okayama University. He is an editorial board member of the other four dental journals.
) Department of Occlusion and Removable Prosthodontics Okayama University Hospital Okayama Japan
Dr. Miyajima obtained DDS and a doctorate (Ph.D.) from Aichi-Gakuin University school of Dentistry, Nagoya, Japan. Dr. Miyajima also holds Masters of Science in Dentistry from St. Louis University ADE.
Currently, Dr. Miyajima is also an adjunct professor at St. Louis University ADE and teaching at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. He has published more than 250 scientific publications.
) Orthodontic Dentistry Miyajima Dental Clinic Nagoya Japan
Dr. Moeintaghavi did DDS (1995) from Mashhad Dental School. He received MSc degree in Periodontics (1998). He was lecturer and chairman of Department of periodontology (Yazd Dental School) (1999-2004). He was the research deputy (2008-2009) and the education deputy (2009-2013) of Mashhad Dental School. He received Student Acheivement Award in Endodontics (1995); Best Researcher in Dentistry Prize, Razi Festival (2008); Award of Excellence Australian Dental Association (2013). He has published more than 74 scientific articles in many journals. Serves editorial board of two other journals. He is the professor of periodontics and post graduate director of Mashhad Dental School.
) Department of Periodontics Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Mashhad Iran
Dr. Fabio Dupart is currently working as a Head of the Interdisciplinary Center of Biochemistry Investigation, Head of the Technology Research Center and Head of the Biomedical Engineering Program. He has obtained Ph.D. in Microbiology from Federal University of São Paulo, Brasil. His skills and expertise are Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution, Ecology, Evolution, Behavioral Ecology, Zoology, Society and Environment, Animal Science, Animal Behavior, Ethology, Foraging, Hymenoptera, Bees, Chemical Ecology, Ants, Honeybees, Beekeeping, Behavioral Biology, Social Insects.
) Interdisciplinary Center of Biochemistry Investigation University of Mogi das Cruzes – UMC Mogi das Cruzes Brazil
Giacomo Oteri DDS MD is an oral surgeon.
He is Associate Professor of Oral Surgery and Implantology at the School of Dentistry, University of
He is responsible for the Oral Surgery unit at the University Hospital "Gaetano Martino" Messina,
also working in private practice limited to oral surgery and implantology.
He is the actual president of S.I.d.C.O. (Italian Society of Oral Surgery) and Study Club
Coordinator of the Italian section of ITI (International Team for Implantology). He is the author of more than 70 full papers in the field of Oral Surgery, Prosthesis and
) Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging University of Messina Messina Italy
Dr. Roman-Torres graduated in Dentistry in 1996, with masters Degree in Endodontics from APCD University of Ribeirão Preto in 1997, specialization in Periodontics, UNIMES in 1998, Master's and Doctorate in Dentistry, Periodontics sub-area from the University of Taubaté in 2004 and in 2009. Participation in research in the Health area mainly in the development of methodologies applicable. Professor, Masters Program in Dentistry - UNISA / SP and Professor of the Graduate Program in Dentistry, UNIMES / Santos/SP/Brazil. Experience in dentistry, with emphasis on Periodontics, on the following topics: periodontal medicine, microbiology, periodontal surgery and cosmetic periodontal procedures in implantology.
) Department of Dentistry University Santo Amaro São Paulo Brazil
Dr. Nachum Samet has obtained D.M.D from Hebrew University and Hadassah School of Dental Medicine at Jerusalem and he is currently serving at the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Science in Harvard University. He has contributed around 20 research publications in various journals, having citations around 400. His skills and expertise are clinical Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Esthetic Dentistry, Dental Implantology, Aesthetic Dentistry, Fixed Prosthodontics, Composite Resins, Dental Prosthesis, Prosthetics, and Bone Regeneration.
) Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences Harvard School of Dental Medicine Boston, MA United States
Dr. Wenyuan Shi is a chairman and professor of Oral Biology at UCLA Schools of Dentistry. Dr. Shi’s 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, Dr. Shi’s 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. Dr. Shi is also the founding scientist and chief science officer of C3 Jian Inc. (www.c3-jian.com).
Dr. Shi 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 during 1992-1995. He is co-author and co-inventor of over 250 scientific articles and patents.
) Section of Oral Biology UCLA School of Dentistry Los Angeles, CA USA
Dr. Eduardo Yugo Suzuki research interests are Cleft Lip and Palate patients, Distraction Osteogenesis, Miniscrew Implants Orthodontics and Biomechanics. He has received numerous honors and awards for his scientific research contributions over the years. He received his PhD qualification in the area of Orthodontic Sciences from the Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan in 2004.
) Faculty of Dentistry Bangkok Thonburi University Chiang Mai Thailand
Dr. med. dent. Tobias Tauböck obtained the title of Doctorate Dr. med. dent. (2008) from University of Würzburg, Germany. Since Oct 2013, he is Oberarzt (Senior Physician) at the Department of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology, Center for Dental Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests include Basic research on bioactive smart dental materials, Shrinkage kinetics of resin composites and strategies to counteract polymerization-induced shrinkage stresses, Polymerization characteristics and biocompatibility of resin-based biomaterials, and Prevention and minimally invasive restoration of erosive/abrasive tooth wear. He has authored/co-authored over 25 articles in various journals, having total number of citations of over 250.
) Department of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology University of Zurich Zurich Switzerland
Luca Testarelli is an associated professor of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of Sapienza University of Rome. Dentist in Dental Clinic of Policlinico Umberto I of Rome. He completed his Ph.d with the highest marks from the Sapienza University of Rome. He obtained a Specialization Diploma in Orthognathodontics, from the University of L’Aquila. He is a member of several scientific national and international associations, and the editorial board of prestigious dental scientific journals. He is a professor of Dental Restorative, Endodontics, Oral Care in the School of Dental Hygienist, and a professor of PhD Dentistry. He is the director of Master of Aesthetic Dentistry.
) Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Sciences Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy
Dr. Tsai obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in immuno-pathology from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, and D.D.S. from the Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan. Dr. Tsai held Presidents of the Association for Dental Sciences, the Academy of Periodontology of Taiwan, and the Taiwan Academy of Perio-Prosthodontics, Republic of China. Currently Dr. Tsai is also an Adjunct Professor in the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA), the Chung Medical University (Taichung, Taiwan), the Guangxi Medical University (Nanning, China) and the Kaohsiung Medical University (Kaohsiung, Taiwan). He has published more than 200 scientific publications. Dr. Tsai was the founding president of the Taiwan Academy of Perio-Prothosthodontics,, and are currently advisor of several Editorial Boards of the journals in Taiwan.
) Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences Kaohsiung Medical University Kaohsiung Taiwan
Dr. Wang is PhD, Professor and Director at the University of Michigan.
He published more than 30 book chapters/invited reviews and 450 scientific articles. Currently serves as a member of Scientific Oversight Committee for the AAP, JOMI Oversight Committee and Board of Director for the AO. Also serves many journals as an Associate Editor and EBM. He got the awards: AADS clinical research fellowship (1992), University of Michigan Outstanding Service (2001), Best Faculty (2003), Best papers in J. Oral Implantol and Implant Dentistry (2004), Morton L. Perel (2007), AAP (2010) Outstanding Educator and Distinguished Scientist (2017), AO Osseointegration Foundation (2016).
) Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI USA
Dr. Izzet Yavuz is a renowned educator, researcher and lecturer by profession. Since 2012, he is Professor Doctor for pediatric dentistry at Dicle University (Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Pediatrics). His main specialization areas are pediatric dentistry treatments, ectodermal dysplasia, micro leakage, and trauma on dental roots. He has around 100 published papers in internationally recognized journals and numerous honors to his credit.
) Department of Pediatric Dentistry University of Dicle Diyarbakir Turkey
Gomi was born in Japan, in 1966. He received the PhD degree from the University of Kanazawa, Japan, in 2006. Since 2015, he has been with the University of Kitasato, Japan, where he is Professor in Radiology. His research interests focus on tomography reconstruction algorithm and medical imaging processing.
) Department of Radiology Kitasato University Kanagawa Japan
Dr. Arnold graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He became the chair of Anatomy at the Witten/Herdecke University in 1985. At present, he is the Chairman of the Department of biological and Material Sciences in Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine at the Witte/Herdecke University. Dr. Arnold has published more than 120 research articles on t biomineralization and oral research.
) Faculty of Dental Medicine University of Witten/Herdecke Witten Germany
Dr. Athanasios E. Athanasiou is Dean and Professor of Orthodontics at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He received his Dental Degree and Ph.D. from the University of Athens, Greece and his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry from Temple University, USA. He has supervised 54 Ph.D. and Master’s dissertations, and has published more than 182 scientific articles and chapters as well as 3 textbooks. He serves as referee or member of the editorial board in scientific journals, has been external examiner for various educational institutions, he is honorary member in several professional organizations, and has been awarded for his scientific contributions.
) Department of Orthodontics Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine Dubai UAE
Dr. D. Botticelli did his BMBS and DDS from the University of Bologna (Italy). He received specialist license in the General Surgery from the University of Modena (Italy) and in Implantology from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). He did his PhD in odontology with Prof. Jan Lindhe & Prof. Tord Berglundh from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the Gothenburg University. He is the principal investigator at the ARDEC Academy (Ariminum Research & Dental Education Center) in Rimini, (Italy). He also served as the Head of the division of oral surgery at Ariminum Odontologica, Rimini (Italy).
) Division of Oral Surgery Ariminum Research & Dental Education Center Rimini Italy
Dr. Asja Čelebić, DDS, Ph.D., originally from Croatia, did her Ph.D. thesis (1993) on “EMG silent period in subjects with normal occlusion and artificial occlusal interference”. Dr. Čelebić is a Full Professor at the Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, and is a Specialist of Prosthodontics (1987). Among other topics, her major scientific topics of interest involve: Removable Prosthodontics, Biological Impact of Dental casting alloys, Questionnaires and their psychometric properties in assessment of prosthodontic therapy, OHRQoL, EMG, orofacial system: function, Bone density, implant prosthodontics, etc. She, as an author/co-author, has been involved in the publication of more than 150 articles in various international journals, she received 1000 citations in WoSwith H index 18.
) Department of Prosthodontics University of Zagreb Zagreb Croatia
Dr Vittorio Checchi degreed from the University of Bologna in 2006, discussing a thesis on grafting materials. He served as an aggregate professor for oral surgery at the Bologna University from 2007 to 2009. He did the postdoctoral program in periodontology and implantology at the Columbia University (NYC, USA) in 2009. He completed his PhD in biomedical technologies applied to dental sciences at the Second University of Naples in 2010, with a thesis on short implants and bone incrementation procedures. Since 2012, he is serving as an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Sciences at the University of Trieste. Since January 2016, he is a professor for the Masters in Esthetic Restorative Dentistry at the Dental School of University of Bologna.
) Department of Surgery, Medicine, Dentistry and Morphological Sciences - Unit of Dentistry and Maxillo-Facial Surgery University of Modena & Reggio Emilia Modena Italy
Dr. Oliveira got a PhD degree in Dental Clinic (concentration in Endodontics) from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2007) including a visiting scholar lasting one year at the University of North Carolina (USA). He has published articles in Journal of Endodontics and International Endodontic Journal. Currently, he is a scientific reviewer of many journals. He is Associate Professor at Federal University of Alagoas and Universitary Center Cesmac. He has experience in the area of Dentistry, Specially in Endodontics; working mainly on the following subjects: Chlorhexidine, Endodontic Retreatment, Internal Dental Bleaching, Rotary Files and Root Canal Preparation.
) Department of Endodontics Alagoas Federal University Maceió Brazil
Dr. Dutra obtained doctorate (Ph.D.) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1995). She did her post-doctoral at FIOCRUZ, Brazil, and was a visiting professor at the Genetics Department, Stanford University (2006-2007); she was the Director of the Tropical Disease Reseach Programa t SRI International (2011-2013). Currently, Full Professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais. She has published more than 90 scientific papers, advised over 50 masters and PhD thesis and coordinated nationally and internationally funded projects. Her research focuses on the immunoregulatory mechanisms that coordinate the establishment of protective versus pathogenic responses in human disease.
) Departamento de Morfologia Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte Brazil
Dr. Tarek El-Bialy, PhD, FRCD(C), EMBA, is a Professor of Orthodontics and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. El-Bialy’s research focus is on: (1) the study of the effect of Ultrasound on Teeth root resorption prevention/regeneration after orthodontic treatment in animals and in Humans, Non-surgical techniques for mandibular condylar growth in animals and in Humans, and Stem cell expansion and differentiation for dentofacial tissue engineering; and (2) development of innovative orthodontic/orthopedic appliances. He is a Licensed Orthodontist in Alberta, Canada (2007 - present), Qatar (2009 - present) and Saudi Arabia (2002 - present). He is an author/co-author of more than 80 articles in various journals.
) Department of Biomedical Engineering University of Alberta Edmonton, AB Canada
Dr. L. Fortunato born in Torre Orsaia (Salerno – Italy) on 23 October 1955. He was awarded a degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1982 and Postgraduate Diploma in dentistry awarded in 1985. Currently he is a Dean of the School of Dentistry of Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro from 2012 to date and Head of the University Dental Clinic from 2012 to date. His research interests are Dentistry (Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, and Prosthodontics). He has published more than 50 publications in international journals.
) School of Dentistry Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro Catanzaro Italy
Amerigo Giudice was born in Polla (Salerno, Italy) on January 21, 1977. He was awarded his MD, FEBOMS and PhD at the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, formerly called Second University of Naples. From 2008 to 2012, he worked as the surgeon in the Unit of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Mater Domini Hospital in Catanzaro, Italy. He was a researcher in dentistry at Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro from 2012 to 2016. Currently, he is an associate professor of Dentistry since 2016 at Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Department of Health Sciences. He has authored more than 50 publications in the international journals.
) Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro Catanzaro Italy
I have worked within the specialties of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery for over 20 years and Head & Neck surgery for almost 5 years. I am a consultant senior surgeon at the department of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and ENT at the University Hospital of Linköping. Since 2015 I am the Head of the department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. My work encompasses the entire spectrum of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with a particular sub-specialty interest in facial trauma. My main surgical interest however is now focused on head & neck cancer and reconstruction of skeleton deformities after tumor resection. I also treat many patients with benign & malignant conditions of the salivary glands.
) Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Linköping University Hospital Linköping Sweden
Dr Khalaf is currently an Associate Professor and Consultant in Orthodontics at Sharjah University, UAE. He completed a PhD from Sheffield University, UK and a formal post-CCST clinical academic training programme, UK followed by the attainment of a “Fellowship in Orthodontics” of the RCS of England, UK and accreditation as a Consultant Orthodontist. Furthermore, he completed a formal training in Higher Education which led to the award of a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, UK and was further awarded a Fellowship of the Faculty of Dental Trainers, RCS of Edinburgh. He has many publications in prestigious international journals.
) Department of Orthodontics University of Sharjah Sharjah UAE
DR. Nobuo Kondoh obtained a doctorate (D.D.S. ph.D) in Oral surgery from the Hokkaido University, Sapporo Japan. Currently Dr. Kondoh is a professor of Oral Biochemistry in the Asahi University, School of Dentistry, Gifu Japan. He is a member of Japanese Cancer Association, Japanese Association of Oral Biology, Molecular Biology Society of Japan, The Japanese Biochemical Society and American Association for Cancer Research.
) Department of Oral Biochemistry Asahi University Gifu Japan
Dr. Madléna graduated at University of Debrecen (Hungary). She obtained her C.Sc. (Ph.D) degree from the Hungarian Scientific Academy. She has experienced in pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and preventive dentistry. She has extensive knowledge related to epidemiological studies on oral health, caries prevention and the interdisciplinary team work in groups of all ages. Currently, she has been working at Semmelweis University and University of Szeged. She has published more than 130 scientific publications, both in Hungarian, English or German languages and more than 640 independent citations. She is the member of Editorial Board in 17 international scientific journals.
) Department of Paedodontics and Orthodontics Semmelweis University Budapest Hungary
Dr. Juliana Marotti Grosshausen graduated in Dentistry (2005) and did Masters in Prosthodontics (2009) from School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo. Later, she achieved double Doctorate from the University of São Paulo (Prosthodontics) and RWTH Aachen University (Germany) respectively. Dr. Grosshausen is currently working at RWTH Aachen University as Professor Assistant. Her main research topics are Dental Implants, Prosthodontics, Ultrasound and Laser.
) Department of Prosthodontics and Biomaterials RWTH Aachen University Aachen Germany
Dr. Mayo was educated at the University of Minnesota and the University of New Mexico [Ph.D., Medical Sciences (Microbiology)]. He has held appointments at universities and research institutes in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. His research has emphasized oral microbiology. Dr. Mayo has served as consultant for leading agencies including the American Dental Association and the American Association of Dental Schools. He is Professor Emeritus (Microbiology), Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (New Orleans) and is a Founding Member of the Editorial Board of the Open Dentistry Journal.
) Department of Chemistry University of Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, AL USA
Dr. Miyawaki is the Dentist-Anesthesiologist and Dental Anesthesiology Specialist in Japan. He teaches postgraduate students the research on dental anesthesiology. His research field about local anesthetic additives, pharmacology of intravenous anesthetics, and anesthetic management of medically compromised and special needs patients. He is in charge of dental anesthesiology education in the Okayama University Dental School, Managing Executive Member in charge of financial affairs, the Chairperson of the Medical Safety Committee and the Guidelines Working Committee, Vice Chairperson of the International Exchange Committee and the Community Medicine Committee at JDSA. He was the President of IADR, DAR Group (2012-2013), and has been the Secretary of the DAR Group since 2015.
) Department of Dental Anesthesiology and Special Care Dentistry Okayama University Okayama Japan
Prof. Lorenzo Lo Muzio, a board certified dentist and oncologist, is a Full Professor of Oral Pathology and Medicine at the University of Foggia – Foggia - Italy and is the Director of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the University of Foggia. After graduating cum laude from University of Naples Federico II – Naples – Italy, Prof. Lo Muzio received his PhD by the II University of Naples (SUN) – Naples, Italy. Prof. Lo Muzio has extensive experience in the field of oral and skin cancer and is a long-time advocate for increasing public awareness of the disease. He has published more than 400 scientific publications.
) Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine University of Foggia Foggia Italy
Germano Orrù is a professor in Applied Medical Technology and Methodology at the Department of Surgical Sciences, Division of Dentistry, at the University of Cagliari. Prof. Orrù graduated in Biological Sciences at University of Cagliari, with diplomas in Anatomy Pathology and Chemistry. He received a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Siena University (2001) and a Master degree in Human Nutrition from Pavia University in 2013. From 1995, he has focused his research in the field of oral biosystems, with a great attention on the oral microbiology. He has published over 240 scientific publications and 6 patents.
) Oral Biotechnolgy Laboratory(OBL) University of Cagliari Cagliari Italy
Dr. Rinke, completed his dental education at the Georg-August-University, Germany in 1991, working in research and student training at the prosthetic department of his alma mater until 1996. Rinke founded his private dental practice in Hanau/Germany in 1996, now leading a team with 7 dentists and 20 dental assistants. Since 1998, he’s a senior lecturer (Material Sciences/Prosthetic Dentistry) (Georg-August-University,Göttingen). He is an Assigned Board Specialist of Oral Implantology/Periodontology. In June 2013, he was given the Venia legendi for Dentistry (Georg-August-University,Göttingen). In October 2017, he got Research Award of the “AG Keramik” for his studies on the clinical evaluation of extended ceramic veneers after an observational period of 7 years.
) Department of Prosthodontics University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) Goettingen Germany
Dr. Jeffrey Rossmann is currently a Clinical Professor of Graduate Periodontics at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry. He has been on the faculty for 22 years and is the past Chairman of the Periodontics Department. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the immediate past Chairman of the American Board of Periodontology, having served as a Director on that Board since 2011. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentistry and a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry. He has been in the private practice of Periodontics and dental implantology over the past 37 years.
) Department of Periodontics Texas A & M University Dallas, TX USA
Dr. Nurdan Sarac (PhD) graduated at the Mugla University Faculty of Art and Science, Department of Biology in 2001. In 2005 and 2011, she received his MS. and PhD at the same university. She is author of 57 scientific publications indexed in Web of Science, and published in international peer- reviewed journals, advised master thesis and coordinated nationally funded projects. Since 2011, Assistant Professor and since 2016, Associated Professor at the Section of Biotechnology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at the Mugla Sitki Kocman University.
) Department of Biology Mugla §itki Kocman University Mugla Turkey
Adjunct professor in Oral Implantology at the School of Dentistry and at the Master in Oral Surgery of Trieste University since 2007 and, currently, research fellow in the same university. In 2017 he obtained the National Academic Qualification as Associate Professor. Active founding member and President (2017-2019) of the International Piezoelectric Surgery Academy and active member of the Italian Academy of Osseointegration (IAO). He works in the Periodontology and Implantology Department of Trieste University and in his private office in Gorizia (Italy).
) Department of Periodontology and Implantology Trieste University Trieste Italy
Dr. Eiji Tanaka is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Institute of Health Biosciences, Tokushima University Graduate School, since 2008. Dr. Tanaka received a DDS from Osaka University Faculty of Dentistry in 1988, a PhD in Dentistry from Osaka University Graduate School in 1993, and a special license for orthodontist from Japanese Society of Orthodontics in 1993. Dr. Tanaka’s research focus is towards biomechanics of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), application of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in dental tissue engineering, and development of nucleic acid medicine for treatment of muscle atrophic diseases. He is an author/co-author of more than 220 articles in various journals.
) Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Tokushima University Tokushima Japan
Giuseppe Troiano Assistant Professor for University of Foggia. Giuseppe Troiano received a Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Alveolar Surgery. Giuseppe Troiano is a recipient of many awards and grants for valuable contributions and discoveries in major area of Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Periodontology, Oral Surgery, Restorative and Endodontics and Evidence-Based Medicine. Giuseppe Troiano an Editor-in-Chief/Editorial Board Member of many peer reviewed journals.
) Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine University of Foggia Foggia Italy
Prof . Arzu Tezvergil-Mutluay , DDS, PhD, Specilist in Prosthetic Dentistry and Clinical Dentistry is the Professor and Head of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Cariology at Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland and leader of the Adhesive Dentistry Research group at the Biocity Turku. Her research interests include dental materials including fiber-reinforced composite materials, high-strength ceramic materials, dentin bonding, luting cements, development of experimental primers and adhesive resins, and minimal invasive restorations.
) Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Research University of Turku Turku Finland
Dr. Murat ÜNAL (DDS, PhD, Associate Professor and Pediatric Dentistry) was born in İzmir. He was graduated from Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Dentistry with the degree of DDS, completed his Post-graduate Program in Pediatric Dentisty. Later he received his Ph.D degree in Pedodontics from Cumhuriyet University, Sivas-Turkey. Dr. Ünal worked as Assistant Professor between 2010-2015 in same university. He received his Associate Professor degree in April, 2015. Dr. Ünal is working as the chief of the Pediatric Dentistry Department in Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Ünal is reviewer and editorial board member, in some national and international journals.
) Department of Pediatric Dentistry Cumhuriyet University Sivas Turkey
Prof. Watanabe is the Professor and Chairman at the Department of Dental Biomedical Materials Science, Nagasaki University since 2010. He was Associate Professor (2008-2010) and Assistant Professor (2002-2008) at the Department of Biomaterials Science, Texas A & M University HSC, he served the Nagasaki University School of Dentistry as Assistant Professor (1995-2002). His research fields are Fixed Prosthodontics, Biomaterials Science, Oral Implantology and Dental Materials and Devices. He is the member of International Association of Dental Research, American Dental Education Association, Japan Prosthodontic Society, Japanese Society of Oral Implantology, The Japanese Society for Dental Materials and Devices.
) Department of Dental and Biomedical Materials Science Nagasaki University Nagasaki Japan
I am an enthusiastic and hardworking young researcher, an active member of a teaching institute and saliva research group. I am a research led academician having considerable exposure of teaching, research and clinics management and the successful implementation of operating procedures in academic and clinic activities. I have contributed substantially (more than 100 peer reviewed publications since 2013) in the field of dental materials, tissue engineering and clinical dentistry (With google scholar h-index of 16; i10-index of 25). Recently, I have published a couple of book chapters; (Therapeutic applications of nanotechnology in dentistry, ELSEVIER) and (Dental biocomposites, WOODHEAD PUBLISHING). Currently, I am co-editing the book “Advanced Dental Biomaterials” that will be published by ELSEVIER, UK. I am editorial board member for journals “Fluoride” (Official publication of fluoride (International Society for Fluoride Research, New Zealand) and European Dental Journal. I am registered peer reviewer at publons and has reviewed more than 100 papers for more than 48 peer reviewed journals.
) Department of Restorative Dentistry Taibah University Al-Madinah Al-Munawara Saudi Arabia
Dr. Shigeru Maeda is an Associate Professor in the Department of Dental Anesthesiology, Okayama University Hospital. Dr. Maeda is a dentist by profession; he did Ph.D. in Dentistry in 1999 and has multiple clinical degrees in the area of dentistry. He has around 54 scientific publications to his credit so far.
) Department of Dental Anesthesiology Okayama University Hospital Okayama Japan
Dr Jaafar Abduo graduated with Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2004 at Otago University. In 2010, he completed his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in prosthodontics at Otago University. He received his PhD at the University of Western Australia in 2016. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer in Prosthodontics at the Melbourne Dental School. He is the Convener of the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Implants), and the Convener of Removable Prosthodontics at the Melbourne Dental School. Jaafar’s research interests are in the areas of CAD/CAM dentistry, removable prosthodontics, implant prosthodontics, dental occlusion and evidence based prosthodontic practice.
) Melbourne Dental School University of Melbourne Melbourne Australia
Dr. Sultan Abdulaziz F. Al Mubarak (BDS, MD Sc., PhD, CCRP) is an established international researcher and educator. He has numerous scientific international publications in high impact factor journals (both in English and Arabic). Currently, he is working as a Senior Clinical Scientist at the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Scientific Computing and as a Consultant Periodontist at the Department of Dentistry, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from College of Dentistry, King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1989.
) Research Centre King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Dr. Andrea Borghesi received his medical degree from the University of Brescia in 2000.
He completed his residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Brescia in 2004.
Since 2005 until present, he works as Researcher at the Department of Medical and Surgical
Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health of the University of Brescia. Aggregate
Professor of Radiology at the Medical School and at the Dental School of the University of Brescia.
His research in the dental field focuses on dentomaxillofacial radiology with a special interest in
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography, Multidetector Computed Tomography and Magnetic
) Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties University of Brescia Brescia Italy
Prof. Domenico Ciavarella (DDS, PhD, Specialist in Orthodontics and Expertise in Dental Sleep Medicine) is chief of Orthodontics section and Dental Sleep Medicine at the University of Foggia. His primary research interests include craniofacial growth and development, sleep medicine, oral pathology and temporomandibular disorders. He has numerous papers published in international journals. He has the certificate of excellence in dental sleep medicine of Italian Sleep Medicine Society.
) Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine University of Foggia Foggia Italy
Prof. Lo Giudice (MD, MSc) of Endodontics and Conservative Dentistry is working in the Messina University School of Dentistry. President of National CAO FNOMCeO pre and post graduate formation commission. Italian delegate in Advisory Council of UEMS in 2009 and in CPME (2006-2009). Reviewer in European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for the european scientific congress, American Medical Association recognition of credits in european events and Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry. Board Member of the R.I.S., (1999-2002). Member of I.A.D.R., SIE and fellow of S.I.O.C.M.F, S.I.D.O.C. Prof. Lo Giudice research activity is summarized in N°100 scientific publications (21 in the last 5 years IF 6).
) Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics Messina University Messina Italy
Dr. Hamid Jafarzadeh (DDS, MSc) is an Associate Professor in Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry and Dental Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Mashhad, Iran. He became a Doctor of Dental Science (DDS) from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran in 2001. Later he did Master of Science (MSc) (in Endodontics) from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran in 2005. He is board member of various recognized journals and has also contributed significantly to science.
) Department of Endodontics Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS) Mashhad Iran
Professor Luca Levrini, was born in 1967. He is an associate professor in Clinical Somatology and director of the University Research Centre on Cranio Facial “Cranio Facial Disease and Medicine”, at the University of Insubria, Italy. He is also the assistant medical director of the Dental Department at the Fondazione Macchi Hospital, Varese. He is the member of the Medical Council, Como, Italy. He is also the medical journalist. Author of more than 200 scientific papers dealing with oral prevention and orthodontics.
) Department of Surgical and Morphological Sciences University of Insubria Varese Italy
Romeo Patini graduated in Dentistry at Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome in 2011; Post-Graduate in Oral Surgery at "Sapienza" - University of Rome in 2014. He has a PhD in Clinical, Cellular and Molecular Research in Dentistry at Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome in 2017. Currently he is research fellow in clinical dentistry at Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome and professor of Oral Implantology. He is visiting professor of Oral Microbiology and Periodontology at "Universidad Europea" of Madrid. Author of more than 50 contributions (including articles, abstracts and posters) in national and international peer-reviewed journals. He is invited speaker at national and international dentistry congresses and was the only Italian invited speaker to participate to the 26th and 27th International Association of Pediatric Dentistry World Congress. His fields of interest include: Periodontology, Oral Surgery, Oral Implantology, Pediatric dentistry, Oral microbiota, Proteomics of oral fluids, Methodology of research (Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses).
) Department of Surgical Sciences for Head and Neck
Diseases Catholic University of Sacred Heart Rome Italy
Associate Professor Dr. D. Seriwatanachai is academic staff at Dept. Oral Biology, Faculty of
Dentistry, Mahidol University, Thailand. She is a Head of Bone and Cartilage regeneration laboratory. Her
research topics of interest are physiology of mineral tissues, osseointegration, alveolar bone metabolism,
Body calcium homeostasis. Dr. Seriwatanachai has her Ph.D. in bone physiology from Mahidol University
and continuously practiced at Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands. Soon after, she was employed as
Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard School of Dental and Medicine, Harvard University. She has published
a number of high-ranking journals, some of which have garnered the attention of national newspapers.
She regularly receives international and national scientific awards regarding her research and expertise.
) Department of Biology Mahidol University Nakhon Pathom Thailand
Dr. Nursen Topcuoglu obtained her Ph.D. degree (in 2004) from the Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Istanbul University (Institute of Health Sciences), Turkey. Presently, Dr. Topcuoglu is employed as an Associate Professor at Istanbul University (Faculty of Dentistry) and also at Yeditepe University, both based in Istanbul, Turkey. Her skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Antibacterial Activity, Microbial Diversity, Biofilm Formation, Metagenomics, Molecular Microbial Ecology, Oral Microbiology, Microbiome, Anaerobic Cultivation Saliva, etc. Dr. Topcuoglu, as an author/co-author, has published over 30 manuscripts in various international journals of good repute.
) Department of Microbiology Istanbul University Istanbul Turkey
Dr. Tingxi Wu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics and Department of Oral Biology at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Wu obtained her DDS degree from West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University. Following her DDS training, she acquired her PhD degree and orthodontic specialty training at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Wu has been using multidisciplinary approaches to study oral microbial pathogenesis with a specific focus on microbial biofilm, inter-species interaction and signal transduction.
) Department of Orthodontics University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY USA
Dr. Kelvin I. Afrashtehfar obtained his Master’s in Dental Science degree at McGill University in
Canada. He continued with a Fellowship in Implant Dentistry and a Doctorate in Dental Medicine at
the University of Bern in Switzerland. Dr. Afrashtehfar also holds a Specialty Certificate in Implant
Dentistry at the University of Kiel in Germany. Currently, he is Visiting Research Associate at the
Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology at the University of Bern. His research and clinical
interests include digital dentistry, implantology and reconstructive dentistry.
) Department of Oral Surgery & Stomatology University of Bern Bern Switzerland
Dr. Lauren Bohner, DDS, MSc, PhD, is postdoctoral researcher at the Department of
Prosthodontics, University of São Paulo. Graduated in Dentistry from Federal University of Santa
Catarina (2012), Master of Science (Oral Rehabilitation) from School of Dentistry of Ribeirão
Preto, University of São Paulo (2014), specialist in Implantology from UNICAMP (2015), Doctor
of Dental Science (Prosthodontics from) University of São Paulo (2017) with doctoral-sandwich
period at RWTH Aachen University (Germany). Since 2017, she worked as researcher at University
of Münster (Germany) and University of São Paulo. Her main research topics are Digital
Technologies, Diagnostic Imaging, Prosthodontics and Dental Implants..
) Department of Prosthodontics University of São Paulo São Paulo Brazil
Dr. Cavalcanti graduated at the Federal University of Paraiba (Brazil) in 1991. In
2002, he received his PhD at the same University. He is specialist in Pediatric
Dentistry. He is Associate Professor at State University of Paraiba. Currently, he is a
scientific reviewer of many journals. He has experienced in the area of Pediatric
Dentistry and Public Health, working mainly on the following subjects: Epidemiology
and Cariology. He has authored/co-authored various articles in national/international
journals. He has supervised Masters, Doctoral and several postgraduate students in a
) Department of Dentistry State University of Paraíba Campina Grande Brazil
DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, MSc, PhD Clinical Research Fellowship at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya / Barcelona, Spain Orthognathic Surgery Fellowship at Instituto Maxilofacial, Teknon Medical Centre / Barcelona, Spain Invited Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul / Porto Alegre, Brazil.
) Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre Brazil
Lucio Souza Gonçalves, DDS, MSc, PhD is full-time Researcher and Professor of Periodontology (Estacio de Sá University, Brazil). He received his Dental Degree (1988), Master’s degree in Periodontology (2000), and PhD in Oral Microbiology (2006) from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He also completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (University of Otago – 2014). Since 1998, he has been teaching periodontology, oral microbiology, biostatistics, epidemiology and clinical dentistry. In addition, he has been working actively as an ad hoc reviewer for several international journals in oral science (Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Periodontal Research, Oral Diseases, International Dental Journal, etc).
) Faculty of Dentistry Estácio de Sá University Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Prof Linda Kusdhany is a teaching staff at Dept. of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Indonesia. She obtained her BDS degree from Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Indonesia ( 1982-1987 ) and obtained her prosthodontics specialist degree from Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Indonesia ( 1994-1997 ). She completed the Doctoral Program also from Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Indonesia ( 2001- 2003) with a dissertation entitled Determination of Mandibular Bone Density Index in Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis. In 2006, she got a recognition as consultant in removable prosthodontics from Indonesian board of prosthodontics. She is now a Professor in Prosthodontics and Geriatric Dentistry in the Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Indonesia since 2011. Her current position now is Dean Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Indonesia. Since 2008, she became a member of Indonesian board of Prosthodontics and since 2010 she joined the Centre for Ageing Studies Universitas Indonesia ( CAS UI). Her research interests are bone osteoporosis, alveolar bone loss, elderly, prosthodontic treatment and quality of life. Her ongoing research now is on gene polymorphisms and osteoporosis of the jaw bone. She also joined multidisciplinary research with other national and international institutions as well as of several multidisciplinary research studies coordinated by the CAS UI. This collaboration has produced several international publications and also several copyrights. Currently, she is in the advisory board journal of International Dental and medical Research.
) Department of Prosthodontics University of Indonesia Jakarta Indonesia
Graduated with 110/110 cum laude in Dentistry with distinction university career. Specialist in Oral Surgery with honors. Graduated as PhD. Member of ICOI, SIE, SidCO. Author of more than 40 publications on national and international journals. Speaker of many comunications at different Congresses and many national and international courses.
) Department of Neurosciences, Reproductive and Odontostomatological Sciences University of Naples Federico II Naples Italy
In 2003, she became an assistant professor in Marmara University, she has been conducting doctoral and postdoctoral researches on oral medicine and oral radiology. In 2007, she was a guest researcher at the Section of DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology Deparment of Radiology, Sunderby Hospital in Lulea, Sweden. She became a professor in 2016. She served as a member of Congress Committee and Central Council, European Academy of DentoMaxillofacial Radiology in 2012. She has over 70 international and national publications on peer-reviewed journals. She is in the editorial and advisory board of some journals on her field.
) Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology Marmara University Istanbul Turkey
Dr. Hakimeh Siadat, (DDS, MSc, Fellowship) graduated at the Tehran University of Medical Science and Dental School, (Tehran, Iran) in 1997. She received MSc degree in Prosthodontics in 2001 and received fellowship in dental Implant at the same University in 2001. She received Best Researcher in Dentistry Prize, Razi Festival (2008), Best Researcher in Dentistry Prize, Hedayat Festival (2007). She has published more than 65 scientific articles in various international journals. She is professor in prosthodontic department, Tehran University of Medical Science now.
) Department of Prosthodontic Tehran University of Medical Science Tehran Iran
Mieszko Wieckiewicz, DMD, MSc, PhD, graduated from the Wroclaw Medical University in 2009. Since 2010, he has been employed at the Wroclaw Medical University, and has been a visiting lecturer at the Dresden University of Technology since 2012. His scientific work involves the study on current polymers used in dentistry and etiology, diagnostics, and management of temporomandibular disorders. He is a three-time laureate of various scholarship programs that enabled him to conduct research projects in Germany. Practical postgraduate training in the area of temporomandibular disorders, orofacial pain, occlusion, and occlusal splints was held in Austria, Germany and USA.
) Department of Experimental Dentistry Wroclaw Medical University Wroclaw Poland
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G.L. Giudice BIOMORF Department Messina University Messina Italy
Gaetano Isola, DDS, PhD, Pg.Oral Surg., is a Junior Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Catania, Italy. He completed his PhD from the University of Turin, Italy. He did his Master Course in Periodontology from the University of Ferrara and Verona. He is a specialist in oral surgery at the University of Naples “Federico II”. He is a visiting research fellow at the “Department of Periodontology” Université de Montréal, Canada, a visiting professor at the department of the periodontology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA and a visiting researcher at the Department of Implantology and Oral Surgery at the University of Bern, Switzerland. His main research interests concern the periodontology and oral surgery field.
) Department of General Surgery and Surgical-Medical Specialties University of Catania Catania Italy
Dr. Romeo Patini is a research fellow at the Institute of Clinical Dentistry of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome. His research interests include oral and maxillofacial surgery, paediatric dentistry and periodontology. Currently, he is working on a project on proteomics of the oral fluids and the use of predatory bacteria. Dr. Patini has published more than 20 research articles and has co-authored a book on odontostomatology.
) Department of Surgical Sciences for Head and Neck
Diseases Catholic University of Sacred Heart Rome Italy
Dr. Gaurav Goyal graduated in Dentistry (BDS) in 2008 and post-graduated (MDS), in the specialty of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology in 2013. Presently he is working as Associate Professor in prestigious Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, India. He has received the Research Grant from Govt of India on the topic related to Early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer. He is also working as Researcher/PI with Public Health Foundation of India. He is working as a Medical Writer/Editor/ Reviewer with china based company “Skeiko Science” as well as a Freelance Medical writer with many international Companies. He has many international publications in his credit which are published in highly reputed SCI indexed
journals. He is enlisted as Editorial Board of the Journal of Plastic and Esthetic Research and Associate Editor of Global Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene Board. He is a Reviewer of
SCI Indexed journals. He has received 2 times Faculty Best paper presentation Award in years 2017 and 2019 in National Conference of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology. He has also invited as a Guest Speaker in many National and International level conferences.
) Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Firozpur India
S. Lenka Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Institute of Dental Sciences Bhubaneswar India