Dr. Marco Antonio Bruno ESPOSITO, Italy
Dr. Marco Esposito is Docent in Biomaterials with the Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Sweden, Editor in Chief of Clinical Trials in Dentistry, Associate Editor of the Cochrane Oral Health Group, President of the British Academy of Implant and Restorative Dentistry (BAIRD), Academic Advisor to the Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and Director of the Scientific Committee of the Digital Dentistry Society (DDS). Marco graduated with honors in dentistry at the University of Pavia, Italy, in 1990 and was awarded a PhD in Biomaterials from the Göteborg University in 1999. He created and directed the Postgraduate Dental Specialties courses in Dental Implantology at the University of Manchester, UK (2006-2011). He is a specialist in Periodontics (UK). He created and run the European Journal of Oral Implantology from 2007 to 2018. He authored more than 300 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and gave more than 600 lectures and courses at national and international level. He is currently working as free lance researcher in clinical implant dentistry and periodontology.
Prof. Nitzan BICHACHO, Bichacho Clinic, Israel
Nitzan Bichacho, D.M.D. holds the post of expert in prosthodontics at the rank of Professor, at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University and Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel.
He is a Faculty Member of the Departments of Oral Rehabilitation of both dental faculties at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
He is Past President and a Life Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) and serves on the editorial boards of leading international dental journals.
Prof. Bichacho is a co-inventor of the Nobel Active Implant System, the V3 implant system and is the conceptor of prosthetic clinical techniques that have become widely used around the world.
Prof. Bichacho publishes and lectures worldwide in the fields of dental implant therapy, fixed prosthodontics, interdisciplinary treatments and innovative treatment modalities in esthetic dentistry.
The Bichacho Clinic in Tel Aviv focuses on esthetic-oriented interdisciplinary treatments, collaborating with world renowned colleagues and dental technicians.
|Prof. Mariano SANZ, Professor and Chairman of Periodontology, University Complutense of Madrid - Faculty of Odontology, Spain
Prof. David FELTON, Dean, University of Mississippi, School of Dentistry, USA
Professor David Felton completed his DDS (1977) and MS (Prosthodontics, 1984) degrees at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. He taught in the Prosthodontics Department from 1984 until 2011, serving as Graduate Prosthodontics Program Director and Department Chair of Prosthodontics. In 2011, he joined the West Virginia University School of Dentistry as Dean, remaining until 2016. In 2016, he became Dean of the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry.
Dr. Felton has served as president of the American College of Prosthodontics, the Academy of Prosthodontics, and the American Board of Prosthodontics. He is currently the Secretary of the International College of Prosthodontists. He has published over 50 manuscripts, and lectures nationally and internationally. His research interests include dental implants, aging, and the relationship between tooth loss and systemic co-morbid diseases.
Prof. Marco FERRARI, Dean, School of Dental Medicine, University of Siena, Italy
Marco Ferrari, graduated at the School of Surgery and Medicine, of University of Pisa in 1983 and in General Dentistry degree in 1987 at University of Siena. In 1997-8 he attended the Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics at Tufts University of Boston. In 1995 he took his PhD degree at University of Amsterdam, defending a thesis on “Bonding to dental structures”. In July 2002 Prof. Ferrari was appointed Full Professor and elected Dean of School of Dental Medicine, and he was renewed till now. Currently, Prof. Ferrari is also the President and Coordinator of the Undergraduate course in Dentistry in English language at University of Siena and Chair of the Master Program in Prosthodontics Sciences at University of Siena.
Between October 2003 and January 2006 he was appointed ‘Delegato del Rettore per le Relazioni Internazionali’ (Vice Rector of International Relations) of University of Siena.
Past President of National Conference of Schools of Dental Medicine, IADR Central European Division, European Federation of Conservative Dentistry, Academy of Dental Materials. Actually, is President Elect of Dental Materials Group of IADR.
He is President Elect of European Prosthodontic Association and of Dental Material Group of IADR.
In February 2019 was nominated in the Supreme Court of Health by the Italian Minister of Health.
In May 2005, he was also appointed Director of School of Ph D in “Biotechnologies”.
From November 2012 he was the Director of the Dental and Medical Biotechnology Department of Siena University and coordinator of the Tuscan School of Dental Medicine of Florence and Siena University.
He is actually Professor of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry, University of Leeds, Research Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Tufts University-Boston, Visiting Professor at Rochester University, Eastman Center, USA, and Xi’an University, 4th Biomedical University, China.
He was in the editorial board of several international dental journals with impact factor (such as Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Dentistry, J Endodontics, Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, American Journal of Dentistry, Dental Materials, Acta Odontologica Croatia, J Oral Sciences, Restorative Dentistry,) and he acts as referee of other 10 peer-reviewed impact factor dental journals. He is Scientific Editor of International Dentistry South Africa and Associate Editors of Prosthodontic Research & Practice and Clinical Editor of World Journal of Dentistry. He is Editor of the Journal of Osseointegration, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.
Prof. Ferrari is author of more than 450 international publications (4/5 on dental journals with impact factor), of other 260 national publications and of 160 abstracts presented in international and national congress.
Prof. George ELIADES, Director, Department of Biomaterials, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian Uiversity of Athens, Greece
George Eliades graduated from the Dental School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA, 1982). He received his postgraduate education in Biomaterials at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and earned his Doctoral Degree from NKUA (1985). For 12 years he served as Head of the Quality Control Laboratory of the Greek Notified Body for Medical Materials and Devices (EKEVYL). In 2000 he joined the School of Dentistry of the NKUA. Currently he is Professor and Director of the Department of Biomaterials. He has served the School from various positions including that of the Dean. He has given more than 450 presentations at national and international conferences, has authored 215 papers, 19 chapters in textbooks, and he is co-editor of three international books. He is a member of the editorial board of four international journals, reviewer in more than 30 journals and member/fellow in many scientific societies and groups. His work has been honored with 13 international awards including the 2005 IADR Wilmer Souder Award. His research interests are focused on the characterization of interactions between material surfaces and tissues.
Dr. med. Dent. Stavros PELEKANOS, Prosthodontist, Athenasmile Pelekanos, Greece
Dr. Stavros Pelekanos received his undergraduate degree in Dentistry (D.D.S.) in 1991 from the University of Athens, Greece. In 1993, he obtained his doctoral degree in Prosthodontics (Dr med dent) from the University of Freiburg (Prof. Dr. J.R. Strub), Germany. Following his professional training, Dr. Pelekanos established a private practice in Athens, oriented towards prosthodontics, implantology and esthetic dentistry.
In 2002, he was appointed full-time Lecturer at the Department of Prosthodontics, Dental School, University of Athens, Greece, and in 2012 Assistant Professor in the same department. Since 2013 he is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED). His professional affiliations include: The International College of Prosthodontics (ICP), European Prosthodontic Association (EPA), Greek Prosthodontic Association and many others. He is a faculty member of gIDE Institute (Global Institute of Dental Education, Los Angeles, California) and Dental Tribune (CME courses) lecturing internationally and performing hands on courses on implants, aesthetics and restorative procedures.
In 2008 and 2011, Dr. Pelekanos received second and first prize at the scientific award competition of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry held in Madrid, Spain and Istanbul, Turkey respectively. To date he has published over twenty articles in peer reviewed journals and 3 chapters in books.
Prof. Lambis PETRIDIS, Professor and Chair, UCL Eastman Dental Institute
Professor Lambis (Haralampos) Petridis D.D.S. (Thessaloniki), Cert. Prosthodont (Boston), M.S. (Boston), PhD (Thessaloniki), FHEA (London). Professor Lambis Petridis qualified from the Dental School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He continued his studies at Tufts University, Boston, U.S.A. where he completed an Advanced Education Programme in Prosthodontics (1997) and acquired a Master of Science degree (1998). He completed his postgraduate studies with a PhD degree from Aristotle University (2001). In 2018 he became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in recognition of his teaching methods and processes.
He currently serves as Professor and Chair of Prosthodontics at UCL Eastman Dental Institute. He is the Director of the Master in Conservative Dentistry and Master in Clinical Dentistry Programmes and also an Honorary Consultant at the Royal ENT and Eastman Dental Hospital. He has authored and co-authored a number of scientific papers published in international peer-reviewed journals, and has headed several past and current research projects in the field of Prosthodontics, Implants and Aesthetic dentistry. Professor Petridis is a registered Speaker and Fellow for ITI, a member of the International College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, the European Prosthodontic Association, the British Society of Prosthetic Dentistry, the Cochrane collaboration Oral Health Group, the IADR, and an affiliate of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.
|Dr. Florin COFAR, DDS, Dentcof, Romania
Florin Cofar, DDS attended the University of Victor Babes, Timisoara, where he received his degree in dentistry in 2007. Post-graduate of NYU College of Dentistry and Harvard Business school attendee.
Specialized in esthetic interdisciplinary digital dentistry. Lectured for AARD, AACD, BACD, SBOE, SACD, SSER, FACD and many others.
Kol for Ivoclar, MIS, 3Shape, DGShape Roland, ModJaw, Pascal.
Dr. Mintrone started his activity as a dental technician and then specialized as a ceramist in fixed prosthesis. After graduating in Dentistry with honors at the University of Modena, Italy, he attended several courses on prosthetic dentistry and implant surgery.
EAED active member.
Winner of the 2011 and 2012 editions of the Master Clinician in Implant Dentistry at the gIDE/UCLA, he is Faculty member and chairman at the gIDE/LLU for the Esthetic/Implant Master Program in Europe, China and Vietnam.
He has authored several articles published on international scientific magazines and he lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to digital dentistry. implants and prosthodontics. He focuses his professional activity mainly on aesthetics and prosthetic rehabilitation on implants and natural dentition in his private practices in Modena, Italy.
Herbert DUMFAHRT, MD, DDS, PhD, Clinical Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Medical University of Innsbruck, School of Dentistry, Austria
I received my medical degree in 1980 from the University of Innsbruck, Medical School. From 1981 to 1983 I was a resident at the Clinic of Nuclear Medicine in Innsbruck where my scientific activities included bone-scintigraphy, brain-scintigraphy and radioactive examination of the kidneys.
In 1985 I received my dental degree from the University of Innsbruck. Subsequently I worked at the Department of Prosthetic and Restorative Dentistry at the Dental School in Innsbruck, where I completed my PhD thesis on Full-ceramic Veneers in 2000. My main subjects, in research and clinical profession, are clinical and in-vitro studies of metal-free ceramic restoration, investigation of impression techniques and impression materials, and concepts and procedure of complex prosthetic restoration.
In addition to my regular teaching activities, I also developed a physical test to evaluate manual skills of upcoming dental students. It has been developed and refined over the past 15 years and is now being employed as one of the main admission criteria to dental schools in Austria.
Nicola PIETROBON, CDT, Pietrobon & Michel Dental Technology, Switzerland
On completion of his professional training in Zürich in 1985, Nicola Pietrobon worked in various laboratories as a dental technician.
Between 1988 and 1990 he attended continuing education courses in Advanced Dental-Technology at the University of Zürich, Switzerland under the guidance of Prof. P. Schärer M.S.
Between 1990 and 1993, he worked at the private clinic of Prof. Dr. K. Malament and Prof. Dr. D. Nathanson, in Boston, MA, USA.
In 1991 Nicola Pietrobon received the “Young Speaker of the Year Award” of the International Society for Dental Ceramics (ISDC), New Orleans, LA, USA.
Between 1993 and 2001, he worked as the head of the Dental Technology Laboratory, Department of Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Materials, at the University of Zürich (Director Prof. Dr. P. Schärer, after September 2000, Prof. Dr. Ch. Hämmerle).
In 1998 he joined forces with Reto Michel to open a private dental laboratory in the heart of Zürich, becoming fully established there in the spring of 2001; the laboratory specialises in aesthetic dentistry and implantological restorations.
Nicola Pietrobon is a Life Member of the “European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry” and Associate Editor of the “International Journal of Academy of Esthetic Dentistry”. He is an internationally renowned and appreciated author and presenter in the fields of aesthetic prosthodontics, dental teamwork and oral implantology.
|Mr. Vincent FEHMER, MDT, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Master Dental Technician (MDT), at the Clinic for Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, Center for Dental and Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland (Head: Prof. Dr. I. Sailer)
Vincent Fehmer received his dental technical education and degree in Stuttgart, Germany in 2002. From 2002 to 2003 he preformed fellowships in Great Britan and the US in Oral Design certified dental technical laboratories. From 2003 to 2009 he worked at an Oral Design certified laboratory in Berlin, Germany - The Dental Manufaktur Mehrhof. In 2009 he received the degree as a MDT in Germany. From 2009 to 2014 he was the chief dental technician at the Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics in Zurich, Switzerland. Since 2015 he is dental Technician at the Clinic for Fixed Prothodontics and Biomaterials in Geneva, Switzerland and runs his own laboratory in Lausanne Switzerland.
MDT Fehmer is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology, an Active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED), and a member of the Oral Design group, the European Association of Dental Technology (EADT) and German Society of Esthetic Dentistry (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetische Zahnheilkunde, DGÄZ). He is active as speaker on a national and international Level.
Mr. Fehmer has received honors like the prize for the Best Master Program of the Year (Berlin, Germany). He has published numerous articles within the field of fixed prothodontics and digital dental technology.
Also he serves as reviewer for several international Journals and is a section editor for the International Journal of Prosthodontics.
Obtained his degree in Dental Technology in Germany and successfully runs his laboratory in Sanremo, Italy since 1985. Specialized in esthetic and functional prosthesis, he serves an international clientele and looks back on a founded scope of experience with different systems of computer aided implantology. The last years his primary aim was the combination of guided implantology and digital dentistry to obtain a complete digital workflow.
In order to share his knowledge, he gives lectures in post- graduate and master programs at the universities of, Genoa, Frankfurt, Padua, Tuscany, Milan and Varese.
From 2019 he starts working like Senior Academic Advisor at the Department of Postgraduate Education Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine at J.W. Goethe- University Frankfurt am Main.
He also publishes in various scientific and professional journals. He is part of the editorial board of Cone Beam Dentistry, the international magazine and is senior editorial reviewer of Implant Dentistry, the international journal of oral implantology.
Uli Hauschild has been a speaker for numerous organizations including the Digital Dentistry Society (DDS), the Computer Aided Implantology Academy (CAI), the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), the German Society of Oral Implantology (DGOI), the European Association of Dental Implantologists (EDI) and the European Association of Dental Technology (EADT).
He was Vice President of the Digital Dentistry Society (DDS) from 14/ 20, Advisor board of DGOI and Certified Speaker DGOI, Member of the International Dental Excellence Laboratory Group, Mentor of Simplant Academy, Präsidium of PEERS Germany 17/18, an expert of the Dental Online College and obtained Fellowship and Mastership status of the ICOI. One of his case presentations received the PEERS price in 2015.
Both nationally and internationally, he regularly delivers presentations on implant dentistry, digital dentistry and computer guided implantology. As one of the pioneers of computer aided implantology, Uli Hauschild became opinion leader and beta- tester for market leading suppliers.
|Prof. Eitan MIJIRITSKY, Associate Professor in Prosthodontics, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Prof. Eitan Mijiritsky is a graduate of the Tel-aviv University School (1990) of Dental Medicine where he also completed his Postgraduate studies and Specialty with Diploma in Prosthodontics (1996).
He is the author of 80 articles in peer reviewed journals, related to implant and digital dentistry, bone regeneration, esthetics and prosthodontics. Heading the "Mijiritsky Dental Experts Center" in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
|Prof. Francesco MANGANO, DDS, PhD, FICD, Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia
Professor and Lecturer, Digital Dentistry, Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia; Section Editor, BMC Oral Health, Digital Dentistry; Founding Member and Member of the Board of Directors, Digital Dentistry Society (DDS); Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD); Author of 105 publications on international Pubmed indexed journals and high impact factor; He works as a freelance in Gravedona (Como), devoting himself exclusively to Digital Dentistry.
Prof. Vygandas RUTKUNAS, Prosthodontist, Vilnius University, Lithuania
1995-2000 undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Dentistry, Kaunas Medical University, Lithuania;
2002-2004 PhD studies in Department of Masticatory Function Rehabilitation, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan.
2004 recipient of “A.R. Frechette 2004 New Investigator Award” prize in IADR) meeting, Honolulu (USA).
From 2005 Assistant Professor, Center of Prosthodontics, Institute of Odontology, Vilnius University;
2006 PhD degree, Institute of Odontology, Vilnius University/ Tokyo Medical and Dental University.
From 2006 Head of Division of Prosthodontics, Institute of Odontology, Vilnius University;
From 2009 Associated Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Institute of Odontology, Vilnius University.
2019 Full professor in Institute of Odontology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Lithuania.
Founder of the dental clinic ProDentum, DigitORIS lab and education center.
Leader of the DIGITORR (Digital Oral Rehabilitation Research) team, focusing on validation of the digital workflow in prosthodontics and implant dentistry, 3D printed bone scaffold, bruxism monitoring etc.
Developer of the ADIP workflow (Accurate Digital Implantology and Prosthodontics)
President of Lithuanian Society of Prosthodontics. Board member of the European Prosthodontic Association (EPA), Digital Dentistry Society (DDS).
Main research interests: accuracy of the digital implant placement, digital prosthodontics, bioengineering.
Reviewer in 12 peer-reviewed journals.
Co-author of 6 textbooks.
|Prof. Teresa SIERPINSKA, Prosthodontist, Medical University of Bialystok, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Poland
Prof. Teresa Sierpinska: 28-year- experience in the field of prosthetic dentistry, since 2018 the Head of Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Medical University of Bialystok, Poland, National Consultant in Prosthetic Dentistry (cooperation with Polish Ministry of Health), the President of Board responsible for National Specialty Certificate Examination at Medical Examination Centre, Associate Dean for Educational Affairs at Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at Medical University of Bialystok. the President of Prosthetic Section of Polish Dental Association. The member of EPA, awarded in 2000 Quintessence Poster Price of EPA.
The main field of interest: physiology of masticatory system, occlusion, tooth wear, interdisciplinary oral rehabilitation.
|Dr. Eva ANADIOTI, Assistant Professor/Graduate Program Director, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, USA
Dr. Eva Anadioti is Assistant Professor of Clinical Restorative Dentistry at the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine and the Founding Director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics. She received her D.D.S. from the University of Athens School of Dentistry in Greece and her Certificate in Prosthodontics and Master’s degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry; she then completed a surgical implant fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. She worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Dental Medicine before she moved to Penn Dental Medicine where she earned her DMD degree and joined as full-time faculty member. Dr. Anadioti is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and committee Chair in national organizations. Dr. Anadioti has several publications and has received multiple awards both locally and nationally.