Aperito Journal of Oral Health and Dentistry

Editor In Chief: Riaud XavierPhD

Associate Member

National Academy of Dental Surgery
Address:France
Biography

DDS, PhD in History of Sciences and Technics Laureate and Associate member of the National Academy of Dental Surgery Member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy Free Member of the National Academy of Surgery 22 books, 400 articles in 5 languages

 

Research Interests

Forensic dentistry 
History of dentistry

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Shouvik Chowdhury

Assistant Professor
Departmeny Of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Institute of Dental Sciences
Address:India
Biography

Dr.  Shouvik chowdhury has done BDS and MDS in oral & Maxillofacial surgery  from Rajiv Gandhi university of health sciences, Karnataka and Fellowship in advance maxillofacial surgery and implantology from Hosmat superspeciality hospital, Bangalore. He has also done Fellowship in aesthetic medicine from Institute of laser and aesthetic medicine recognized and affiliated from Griefswald university, Germany. He has several  national & International publication in his credit and has authored 3 books.

Research Interests

Trauma
Orthognathic surgery & TMJ
Implantology
Surgical Pathology
LASER & Aesthetic Medicine

 

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Sushi KadanakuppePhD

Senior Lecturer
Department of Public Health Dentistry
V. S. Dental College and Hospital
Address:India
Biography

Dr. Sushi Kadanakuppe was born and brought up at Mysore. Sushi Kadanakuppe completed BDS in 2003 from JSS Dental College and Hospital, Mysore, and MDS (Public Health Dentistry) in 2008 from The Oxford Dental College and Research Institute, Bengaluru. She started her career at Vokkaligara Sangha Dental College and Hospital at Bengaluru, India in the year 2008 as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Health Dentistry. She is pursuing PhD since 2011 under the guidance of Dr. Hiremath S. S, Professor and Head, Department Of Public Health Dentistry, Oxford Dental College and Hospital, at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bengaluru, India.
She has obtained professional training in Life Skills from Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of India. She has also secured a certificate of accomplishment on ‘Critical Thinking in Global Challenges’ from The University of Edinburgh and ‘Creative Problem Solving’ from University of Minnesota through coursera.org. She has completed a short course on Educational Methodology for Health Sciences Professionals from RGUHS. 

 

Research Interests

Life course epidemiology
Tribal oral health
Dental informatics
Adolescent oral health
Noise pollution in dentistry
Tobacco cessation counseling
Life skills education and peer education.

 

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Viroj Wiwanitkit

Professor

Hainan Medical University
Address:China
Biography

Dr. VirojWiwanitkit is currently working as a medical professor and Asian Scholar. He is also a visiting University Professor, Hainan Medical University, China and visiting professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia. His research interest includes tropical medicine and public health, Laboratory medicine, clinical biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology.

 

Research Interests

Tropical medicine
Laboratory science (biomedical)
Nanoscience and nanotechnology
Bioinformatics and medical engineering
Family medicine, social medicine and public health

 

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Sanda Mihaela Popescu

Associate Professor
Department of Oral Rehabilitation
University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova
Address:Romania
Biography

Sanda Mihaela Popescu is the Head of Department 1 of Faculty of Dental Medicine, UMF Craiova, 2 Petru Rares, Craiova (Romania). Main activities and responsibilities: Organizing activity of the department.Organisational skills and competences: Leadership experience gained through my activity as a head of a department of 35 people in Faculty of Dental Medicine, from 2008 until present.Experience in congresses organisation. Computer skills and competences: Good command of Microsoft Office™ tools (Word™, Excel™ and PowerPoint™); database searching, acquaintance with Internet.4 books published as single author, 14 books published as coauthor, 30 articles published in extenso, 102 scientific papers published as abstracts, member in 7 scientific research projects.

Research Interests

Oral rehabilitation
Oral medicine
Local anesthetics
Bruxism
Tooth wear
Dental anxiety
Oral health
Implantology

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Vivek Padmanabhan PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Dental Sciences
Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University
Address:United Arab Emirates
Biography

Dr. VIVEK PADMANABHAN is from India. He completed his Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Pediatric Dentistry from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India (2005-2008) & he is pursuing his PhD in Pediatric Dentistry, from NITTE University, Mangalore, India. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor with Ras Al Khaimah College of Dental Sciences, a part of Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, United Arab Emirates. He is a zealous researcher and has authored 15 and more research articles. 

Research Interests

Pediatric Dentistry 
Stress Sleep disorders 
cortisol levels in saliva
Antioxidant capacity of saliva

 

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Yashpal Singh NarwariaPhD

Technical Officer
Department of Land Resources

Address:India
Biography

Dr. Yashpal S. Narwaria, is presently working as Technical Officer (Hydrology), Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development Government of India, New Delhi, He did his Ph.D.(Environmental Science) from Jiwaji University , Gwalior , M.P. Dr. Yashpal S. Narwaria has published one book “Fluoride and Fluorosis –A Major Problem” and around 15 research papers in reputed Indian and foreign research journals. He has 10 years of experience of teaching and research.

Research Interests

Fluoride and Fluorosis
Environmental Research 
Rural Health Research 

 

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Bahar Gucviz Dogan

Professor
Department of Public Health
Hacettepe University Institute of Public Health
Address:Turkey
Biography
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Adeleke Oginni

Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry
Obafemi Awolowo University
Address:Nigeria
Biography

Adeleke O. Oginni is a Professor and Consultant in Conservative Dentistry with special interest in Endodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He received his dental degree in 1989 from Obafemi Awolowo University and completed his Residency training in Conservative Dentistry in 2000. He was a Postgraduate Visiting Fellow at the School of Dentistry, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand in 2006. He is involved in teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of conservative dentistry and endodontics. He is an active Researcher and have published over thirty-eight articles in reputable peer reviewed international and local journals. Reviewer for several international and local scientific journals, and an Assessor for the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. He is presently the President-Elect of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Nigerian Division and Editor-in-Chief, Nigerian Journal of Restorative Dentistry, the official publication of the Nigerian Society for Restorative Dentistry (NISORD).  

Research Interests

Tooth wear (Tooth surface loss)
Management of caries and traumatic dental injuries (TDIs)
Regenerative endodontic treatment outcome of immature permanent teeth with pulpal necrosis

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Vesna AmbarkovaPhD

Assistant Professor
Department for preventive and pediatric dentistry
Ss.Cyril& Methodius University
Address:Macedonia
Biography

Dr VesnaAmbarkova has received her McS  inSs.Cyril& Methodius  University during the period of 1994-2004.She is pursuing her Ph.D from Ss.Cyril& Methodius University. Currently, she is working as teaching assistant  in the Department for preventive and pediatric dentistry at the Ss.Cyril& Methodius University. She have successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as a member of the Coordinatingbodyforpreventionof oraldiseasesin children0 to14 yearsof the Republic ofMacedonia for the period2008 to 2018designatedby the Ministerof Health ofthe Republic of Macedonia.She is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Journal of Dental Applications, Imaging Journal of Clinical and Medical Sciences,International Journal of Oraland Dental Health,Edorium Journal of Dentistry and Austin Journal of dentistry & expert Reviewers for journals like Acta StomatologicaCroatica, Collegium antropologicum, Journal of Cranio-Maxillary Diseases and Journal of Theory and Practice of Dental Public Health. 

 

Research Interests

Dental age estimation
Oral Health
DMFT scores
Ethics
Inform Consent
Fluoridated drinking Water

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Srinivasan Narasimhan

Assistant Professor

Mahatma Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences
Address:India
Biography

Dr. N. Srinivasan is presently working as Assistant Professor in Mahatma Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, under Government of Pondicherry. He completed his Master’s Degree in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics (2009) fromTamilnadu Government Dental College, under TN Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai. He has also completed his associate fellowship in soft tissue lasers and currently pursuing PG Diploma in Biostatistics and Research Methodology. He haspublished quite a number of articles in prestigious internationaland national journals. He has contributed two chapters in the textbook - Materials used in Dentistry by WoltersKluwer publisher. He is also a reviewer and referee of international journals. His research interests focuses aroundRemineralization, Pulpal Anesthesia, and Properties of Dental Materials. He has more than 5 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and post graduate students guided them in their research projects, paper presentations, thesis and publications.

Research Interests

Remineralization
Pulpal Anesthesia
Properties of Dental Materials

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Mehmet Selçuk ÖzbekPhD

Endodontist

Government of Healthy Oral and Dental Health Hospital
Address:Turkey
Biography

I was graduated from Dental Faculty, Atatürk University (Erzurum, Turkey), in 2000. I completed my Ph.D. (Endodontics) in Atatürk University of Health Sciences (2009). Currently, I’m working as an endodontist in Government of Healthy Oral and Dental Health Hospital Eskisehir, Turkey. I have published around 15 articles in peer reviewed journals. My research interest is molecular genetic methods, bacterial and viral DNA.   

 

Research Interests

Molecular genetic methods
Bacterial and viral DNA

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Mohamed Abdullah Jaber

Professor
Department of Oral Surgery
MBR University of Medical and Health Sciences
Address:UAE
Biography

Dr. Mohamed Abdullah Jaber was the professor and head of the Surgical Sciences Department at the Dental College of Ajman University of Science and Technology. He was also the Director of Quality Assurance and Institutional effectiveness Unit of Ajman University of Science and Technology, Head of Central Training Committee, Head of Ajman University’s Research Council. He serves as an external examiner to a number of dental schools.As a director of the Quality Assurance Unite he was heavily involved in the preparation and evaluation of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. His clinical work includes management of patients with oral mucosal diseases, salivary gland diseases, TMJ diseases and trigeminal neuralgia. Management of patients with oral premalignant lesions and patients with oral epithelial dysplasia, Management of chronic facial pain patient, and performing oral surgical procedures under local with or without sedation (IV) and general anaesthesia. Dr. Jaber has many publications in peer-reviewed journals. And act as peer reviewers for many journals which includes Journal of Cancer Detection and Prevention, Journal of Applied Oral Science, Journal of Investigative Pathology, Ibnosina Journal of Medical Basic Science, Cancer Epidemiology, Indian Journal of Dental Research, Oral Oncology, Medical Journal of Case Report, International Journal of Oral Sciences, Saudi Dental Journal, BioMed Central Journal, Hospital Psychology Journal, Int Journal of Paediatric Dent, European Journal of General Dentistry, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Journal of Cranio-Maxillary Diseases, Applied Scientific Reports and Annual Research Review in Biology (ARRB). His research interest includes Oral epithelial dysplasia, Oral pre-cancer, facial trauma and dental education.Dr. Jaber also received numerous awards including Al-Awais Award for Scientific Research and selected as Fellow by the Academy of Dentistry International Ohio, USA. This is in recognition for the outstanding achievement in the field of dentistry and for the services to the profession.Currently Prof Jaber is the director of the oral surgery graduate program at Dubai College of Dental Medicine, MBR University for Medicine and Health Sciences.   

Research Interests

Oral Cancer
Oral epithelial dysplasia
Oral pre-cancer
Facial trauma
Oral manifestations of systemic diseases
Minor oral surgery
Maxillofacial Surgery
Facial pain
Local Anasthesia
TMD

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Huseyin Avni BalciogluPhD

Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy
Istanbul University
Address:Turkey
Biography

H. A. Balcioglu, DDS, PhD, holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy at Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry. After receiving his dental degree from Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry, in 2001, Dr. Balcioglu worked as a Research Assistant in the department of Anatomy, for five years, and completed the PhD program, while he also worked in private dental practice. During 2007-2008, he served his military service as a lecturer at Gulhane Military Medical Academy. He was appointed to assistant professorship of anatomy in 2009 at Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry. He took part in administrative activites associated with his roles as a faculty board member. He is currently a member of the Board of Medical Specialties Reporting System Commission (TUKMOS) of Turkish Ministry of Health. Dr. Balcioglu has lectured as an invited speaker in different symposiums, particularly about TMJ/TMD. He is a member of Turkish Society of Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy, and Association of Basic Science Teachers (ABSTD).

Research Interests

TMJ and TMD
Radiologic anatomy 
Maxillofacial surgery 

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Shaza Mohammad Abd El Nabi HammadPhD

Associate Professor
Department of orthodontics
Mansoura Universty
Address:Egypt
Biography

Shaza M. Hammad,is an Associate Professor and Consultant of Orthodontics at Faculty of Dentistry, Mansoura University, Egypt. She received her dental degree in 1992; Masters in 2001 and a Ph.D. degree in 2006from Mansoura University. Her publications reflect her special interest in caries risk and prevention in orthodontic patients. She is a reviewer in many orthodontic professionjournals.Her thesis was about the study of shear bond strength of bonding brackets to porcelain using new adhesive systems, in vivo and vitro study. She is also a member of Egyptian Orthodontic society. She has national and international publications considering different aspects in Orthodontics.She is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate education with major responsibilities in several aspects of teaching and learning.Additionally, sheis supervising number of theses for Egyptian and Arabic post- graduate students.She is also the vice director ofQAC which supervise many research projects and accreditation of research labs in her university.

Research Interests

Caries risk and prevention
Bonding materials
Mininimplants and orthodontics

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Sowmya Raj Kote

Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Dentistry
KGF college of dental sciences
Address:India
Biography

Dr Sowmya kote is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Dentistry, KGF college of dental sciences, Kolar affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. Graduated from Bapuji dental college and hospital, Dr Sowmya has been serving in various reputed institutions in India having both undergraduate and postgraduate training experience along with her interest in outreach activities, field programs, public health awareness programs to the various sectors of society. Her research thrust areas are Early Childhood Caries, Evidence based dentistry, Preventive methods in caries control, Social Sciences in Decision Making. She is also the editorial member of various medical and dental journals, and she serves as a professional reviewer for numerous national and international journals. She was awarded the Reviewer of the Year 2013 and 2014 by the Journal of Dental Education and has been working as a reviewer for the ADEA Annual Session and Exhibition since 2013. She has presented several papers at National and International conferences and has been awarded with Best Paper Award in 35th Karnataka State Dental Conference. She has been invited as a guest speaker and has numerous papers published till date in internationally indexed journals. Dr Sowmya kote is a lifetime member of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry. 

Research Interests

Early Childhood Caries
Evidence based dentistry
Preventive methods in caries control
Social Sciences in Decision Making.

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Meheriar Chopra

Endodontist
Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
Meheriar’s Dental Clinic
Address:India
Biography

Dr Meheriar Chopra has completed his B.D.S and M.D.S in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Ministry of Health, M.A.R Dental College, Pune , India. He has completed his Diploma in Lasers from SOLA (Society of Oral Laser Applications) affiliated to University of Vienna. He has also completed his Thesis on Salivary IgA in Caries:- A Cross Sectional Study comparing Caries and a Caries Free Group over a 1 year period. He is a leading Endodontist with a state of the art private practice in Pune, India. Dr Meheriar has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry having undergone training in smile design techniques. He has research articles published in both national and international journals.

 

Research Interests

Cosmetic dentistry having undergone training in smile design techniques

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Balkees Taha Garib

Dentist
Oral Diagnosis Department

Address:
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Carlo Fornaini

Professor
Department of Medicine and Surgery
University of PARMA
Address:Italy
Biography

He wasgraduated from Faculty of Medicine and Surgery , Milan University (Italy), in 1980 and he attended to Apprenticeship in Dentistry at the Dental Division of Hospital of Parma during the years 1980-81.  His postgraduateprogramincluded a Postgraduate Diploma in “InterceptiveOrthodontics” at the University of Pavia in 1995, a Postgraduate Diploma in “ TMJ Pathology” at the University of Milan in 2000 and a Postgraduate Diploma in “Use of laser in Dentistry” at the University of Florence in 2002.  He focusedhisinterest in the field of Laser applications in Dentistry by obtainig the DU in “Oral Laser Applications” in 2005 and the “European Master Degree in Oral Laser Applications” in 2008at the University of Nice (France) under the guide of Prof.  JP Rocca.  At the momentt he is Associate Researcher and Coordinator and Teacherat the EMDOLA (European  Master Degree in Oral Laser Applications) at the  University of Nice Sophie Antipolis (France) and Professor of the Graduate Course “Applications of laser technology in dentistry” in  The Dental School  and Coordinator and Teacher  of EMDOLA  ( European  Master Degree in Oral Laser Applications) at the  Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Parma (Italy).

Research Interests

Laser applications in Dentistry by obtainig the DU in Oral Laser Applications

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Faleh Abdel Hafiz SawairPhD

Professor
Department of Oral Pathology
The University of Jordan
Address:Amman
Biography


Professor Sawair is the Director of the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center at The University of Jordan. He also serves asa professor of Oral Pathology at the Faculty of Dentistry. He has servedin many administrative positions in the faculty and as head of academic research, postgraduate studies, and curriculum committees and as head and member of several committees in the Jordanian Medical Council.
He earned a PhDin Oral Pathology from Queen’s University of Belfast/UKin 2002 and a fellowship (FDS RCS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Professor Sawair published over 50 research publications in his field

Research Interests

Oral lesions
Oral cancer
Oral pathology 

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Ahmet Tuncay Turgut

Associate Professor
Department of radiology
Ankara Training and Research Hospital
Address:Turkey
Biography

Ahmet Tuncay Turgut graduated from Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey. Currently, he is associate professor of radiology at Ankara Training and Research Hospital. Dr. Turgut’s research interests include functional oncologic imaging and the use of hybrid imaging techniques for this purpose. He has published more than 70 original papers in peer-reviewed journals and has authored more than 20 chapters in several textbooks in English. He has given a total of 117 presentations at numerous distinguished radiology meetings. Dr. Turgut has been invited to be a guest speaker at 56 scientific meetings. Dr. Turgut has been co-chair for Eurasian Radiology Initiative, an international project which is believed to help access to the state of the art radiology knowledge and improving the standards of radiology practice in this part of the world. 

Research Interests

Functional oncologic imaging and the use of hybrid imaging techniques

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Ravi Shankar Lingesha Telgi

Professor

Kothiwal Dental College & Research Centre
Address:India
Biography

I, Dr. Ravishankar Telgi Lingesha, graduated in the field of Dentistry in 2000 from College of Dental Sciences, avengari and obtained MDS degree in 2005 from Bapuji Dental College & Hospital.  Thereafter I started my teaching cum research career in Kothiwal Dental College & Research Centre Moradabad, as Senior Lecturer and rose to Professorship in the speciality discipline of Public Health Dentistry.During this period several students have acquired graduation and post-graduation degrees under my tutelage & guidance compounded with utmost congenial, cordial and study-friendly atmosphere, created and sustained untiringly by me.Many dental health camps and school programmes have been organized and conducted by me outside the College; which has fetched the desired results plus laurels to the Centre.During the period, more than 27 research papers documented by me on various relevant topics stand published in various national and international journals of repute. 

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João César ZielakPhD

Professor

Positivo University
Address:Brazil
Biography

DDS (1999), MSc (Cell Biology, 2001) and phD (Biotechnological Processess, 2005) all from the Federal University of Parana, and Specialty Programs in Public Health (2009) and Implantology (2012) from the Positivo University. Full Professor at the Positivo University, Partner, Technical Director and Senior Researcher at the Curitiba Biotech (2006) and dental surgeon (Zielak Odontologia, 1999). Experienced in Biotechnology and Dentistry, acting on the following subjects: dental clinics, implantology, biomaterials, histology and management of innovation in health.

Research Interests

Biomaterials
Tissue engineering
Biomechanics
Dental implants
Innovations in health

 

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Melinda Madléna

Associate professor
Department of Paedodontics and Orthodontics
Semmelweis University
Address:Hungary
Biography

Melinda Madlena is an experienced dentist exspecially trained in pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and preventive dentistry. Extensive knowledge related to epidemiological studies on oral health, caries prevention and the interdisciplinary team work in groups of all ages. I am an actively publishing author with more than120 written scientific publications (mostly as the first or the last author), both in Hungarian, English or German languages and more than 340 independent citations (mainly from foreign countries). Currently. I have excellent communication and teaching skills.

Research Interests

Epidemiological examination of the oral health status in different adult and child populations
Oral aspects of different systemic diseases (e.g. Turner sy., Sjögren’s sy., Systemic sclerosis)
Possibilities of caries prevention in different risk populations (e.g. adolescents, patients with fixed appliances)
The tooth erosion and dentin caries with special interest of the possibilities of remineralization

 

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Abdulhadi WarrethPhD

Clinical Teacher
Department of Periodontology and Restorative Dentistry
Dublin Dental University Hospital
Address:Ireland
Biography

Abdulhadi Ahmed Warreth graduated from Benghazi Dental Faculty in 1981.  He worked in a Benghazi polyclinic and then as a demonstrator in Benghazi Dental Faculty in 1987.  Dr. Warreth was awarded MDent Sc in estorative Dentistry in 1995 from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.  From 1995 to 2001, Abdulhadi worked as a lecturer in the Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics at Benghazi Dental Faculty.  In the year 2007, Dr Warreth was awarded a PhD in Oral Implantology from Trinity College, Dublin. He was also awarded Membership of Faculty of Dentistry of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (MFDS).  Currently, he works as a clinical supervisor/teacher at Dublin Dental University Hospital.  Dr.  Warreth's research interests are in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Implants.

Research Interests

Restorative Dentistry
Oral Implants 

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Febronia Kokulengya Angelo KahabukaPhD

Associate Professor
Department of Orthodontics, Paedodontics and Community Dentistry
School of Dentistry
Address:Tanzania
Biography

Prof. Febronia Kokulengya Angelo Kahabuka is an Associate Professor of Paediatric Dentistry working in the Department of Orthodontics, Paedodontics and Community Dentistry. She graduated with DDS and MSc Nutrition and Oral health) at the University of Dar es Salaam. She trained in Paediatric Dentistry and holds a PhD in Dental Traumatology from the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Prof Kahabuka has served as Coordinator Academics Division of Dentistry, as Head of Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry and as Associate Dean School of Dentistry. She is a coordinator of MUHAS Gender Programme Unit. With a teaching experience of 28 years, she has been responsible in teaching Nutrition and Oral health and later Paediatric Dentistry for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has supervised several research works of both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Prof Kahabuka has done research on various aspects of Nutrition, Dental Traumatology, Dental Fear, Oral health of children with special care need, Early Childhood Caries, Oral manifestations of HIV as well as on beliefs and practices affecting children’s oral health. Currently she is working on best management practices of dental amalgam and promoting the use of alternative dental materials. She has edited a book and written several book chapters. She is the Chief Editor of Tanzania Dental Journal, a member of editorial board of various professional National and International journals and of MUHAS Newsletter. She is a member of Tanzania Dental Association, Federation of Dentaire Internationale, Medical Association of Tanzania and Medical Women Association of Tanzania. Prof Kahabuka is a fellow of Tanzania Academy of Sciences (TAAS).

Research Interests

Early Childhood Caries
Dental Traumatology
Traditional Practices affecting children’s Oral health
Oral manifestations of HIV

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Laura San MartinPhD

Dentist
Department of Public Oral Health
University of Seville
Address:Spain
Biography

Dr. San Martin is a Dentist with Master degree in Public Oral Health and PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Seville (Spain). Her research interests include developing interventions to acces and improvement of quality of Oral Health System in Public Sector.Dr. San Martin has finished a research program at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and The Forsyth Institute, where she focused in developing a new global oral health curriculum and implementation of effective preventive methods. Faculty member of University of Seville and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain. Coordinator of the Cooperation Group for Oral Health, including educational, research and community service program for DDS students.

Research Interests

Developing interventions to acces and improvement of quality of Oral Health System in Public Sector

 

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Shishir Ram Shetty

Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology
Gulf Medical University
Address:United Arab Emirates
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Shailee Fotedar

Assistant Professor
Public Health Dentistry
H.P Government Dental College
Address:India
Biography

Completed his MDS in the department of public health dentistry in 2010. At present  working as Assistant Professor in the Deptt. Of Public Health Dentistry, H.P Govt. Dental College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Has published more than 30 articles in various national and international journals. Actively involved in teaching of students and community work for the prevention of various oro facial diseases.

 

Research Interests

Qualitative and Quantitative detection of bacterial contamination in dental unit water lines

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Vellore Kannan Gopinath

Assistant Professor
Department of Pedodontist
University of Sharjah
Address:United Arab Emirates
Biography

I have over 20 year’s clinical experience in Pediatric Dentistry and have a  keen interest in teaching  dental students. Actively participate in community dental education programs as a speaker. Interested  in research in the area of dental developmental defects, dental trauma and community dentistry.  Special interest in treating children with simple and complex dental problems.  

Research Interests

Dental developmental defects
Dental trauma and community dentistry
Treating children with simple and complex dental problems.  

 

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Anil Sukumaran

Professor
Department of PDS
King Saud University
Address:Saudi Arabia
Biography
Research Interests

Osseointegration of Dental Implants / Surface modification / Bone graft
Immunology of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal Disease and Systemic Conditions
Diabetes Mellitus and Periodontal Disease.

 

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Abhishek Mehta

Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Dentistry
Jamia Millia Islamia University
Address:India
Biography

Dr. Abhishek Mehta has done his BDS and MDS in Public Health Dentistry from Manipal University, India. He has more than nine years of teaching experience in his field. He is currently working as Associate Professor and Incharge of Department of Public Health Dentistry , Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia (a entral Government University).He has to his credit 20 research articles, published in various reputed journals and reviewer member of more than 10 dental journals. He is examiner to various Universities in India and Nepal and member of various expert and selection committees for Government of India.

Research Interests

Caries and periodontal disease surveillance
Tobacco cessation techniques
Evidence based dentistry

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Adrian KasajPhD

Associate Professor
Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology
University Medical Mainz
Address:Germany
Biography


Dr. Adrian Kasaj, DDS, MSc, PhD is an Associate Professor of Periodontology in the Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology at the University Medical Center Mainz, Germany. In 2002 he received his Dr.med.dent degree from the University of Mainzand continued postgraduate training in Periodontology (2002-2005)at the same University. He became a certified Specialist in Periodontology of the German Society of Periodontology (DGParo) in 2006 and also of the European Dental Association (EDA) in 2007. From 2002-2009 he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology at the University of Mainz. In 2009 he completed his Ph.D. thesis (Habilitation) and became Associate Professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology, University of Mainz. In 2012 he became a Visiting Professor in the Department of Periodontology at Timisoara University, Romania. From 2012-2014 he completed the post-graduate program “Master of Science in Oral Implantology” (German Society of Implantology/ Steinbeis University). In 2014 he was awarded the “Doctor honoris causa” (Dr.h.c.) degree by the University of Timisoara, Romania. He has published more than 90 original articles and reviews, lectures extensively in Germany and abroad and serves on several editorial boards and advisory commitees. Since 2014 he serves also as the chairman of the “New Working Group in Periodontology” (NAgP).His research interests include the use of soft-tissue substitutes in periodontal plastic surgery, local antimicrobial therapy, and biomaterials in regenerative periodontal therapy.

Research Interests

Use of soft-tissue substitutes in periodontal plastic surgery
Local antimicrobial therapy
Biomaterials in regenerative periodontal therapy

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Cristina Maria Ferreira Guimarães Pereira Areias PhD

Auxiliary Professor
Department of Pediatric Dentistry Services
University of Porto
Address:Portugal
Biography

Cristina Areias has received his PhD in PortoUniversity during the period of 2008-2011.  Currently, she is working as Auxiliary Professor of Odontopediatrics in Porto University. She is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like MedicalExpress. She has authored 23scientific articles innational and international journals and 4book chapters,14conferences andfreecommunication and 28posters atnational and internationalcongresses.She is a member ofPortuguese societyof pediatric dentistry.

Research Interests

Dental medicine 
Odontopediatrics

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Jalaleddin Hamissi

Associate Professor
Department of Periodontology
Qazvin University of Medical Sciences
Address:Iran
Biography

Dr. Jalaleddin Hamissi received his D.D.S. degree in 1983. Meanwhile, Dr. Hamissi obtained MSc and Post.G.Dip.inPerio, degree from Bristol University, UK and MDS degree from Shahied Beheshti University of Medical Sciences,Iran. He is currently appointed Associate Professor In department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry and Academic Staff of dental Caries research. Dr. Hamissi is the first author or co-author of over 50 published articlesin peer-reviewed journals,refereed of more than 70 –Published abstracts; Three Book Chapters in Persian and English. And act as peer reviewers for some local and international journals.He is the inventor of one patent and already supervised over 43 undergraduate and post graduate theses. His research interest includes Periodontology, Preventive dentistry, and dental education. He is the Chair & Director of Post-graduate studies education Department of Periodontology College of Dentistry, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran. 

Research Interests

Periodontology
Preventive dentistry
Dental education

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Hamid Reza Poureslami

Professor

Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Address:Iran
Biography

I was borne on 6 June 1963 in Jiroft, Kerman Province which located in south of Iran. My father name is Alijan. I started working for Kerman University of medical science as a Dental Hygienist at a rural health centre after graduation from Associate degree program since April 1986, which continued up to Sep. 1992. I continued my education and then as a “general dentist” worked at a urban health centre in Spring as well as Summer 1996. I did not stop there and studied even more and by Oct. 1999, I was a pediatric dentist at Kerman Faculty of Dentistry, instructing dental students, which extend to present. During my years of service, I have shouldered different responsibilities as Head of the Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, Admissions Deputy, Deputy of Board Studies, and Administration & Finance Deputy of Kerman Dental Faculty.

Research Interests

Preventive Dentistry
Fluoride and Fluorosis
Early childhood Caries

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Carina Mehanna ZogheibPhD

Director
Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry Postgraduate Program
Saint-Joseph University
Address:Lebanon
Biography

Professor Carina MehannaZogheib graduated as a DDS from Saint Joseph University in Beirut,Lebanon. She obtained a specialty degree in Operative Dentistry and a PhD degree in biology and dental materials of the oral environment. She is former head of department and currentlydirector of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry Postgraduate Program at the Saint Joseph University and President of the Continuing Education Committee in the Lebanese Dental Association.Prof. Mehanna is a researcher, is involved in the undergraduate and postgraduate student programsand she also has her private practice. She has extensive experience in organizing training programs. Sheis supervising number oftheses and research work of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
She ismember of many dental organizations and fellow in the International College of Dentists(FICD). She is an examiner in the Lebanese ministry of education.As an OPL for many dental societies she is invited to many international meetings and gives lectures locally and abroad. Shehas national and international publications and is a reviewer andan editorial boardmemberof dental journals.

Research Interests

Clinical research
Adhesive dentistry
Tooth whitening
Tooth hypersensitivity 
Tooth erosion
Minimal invasive dentistry

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Onur Geckili PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Prosthodontics
Istanbul University
Address:Turkey
Biography

Dr. Onur Geckili PhD, DDS is an Associate professor of prosthodontics, Istanbul University. He is a member of Academy of Prosthodontics and Gnathology Society, Turkish Society of Oral Implantology, IADR, and European Academy of Osseointegration. He is experienced in implantology and prosthodontics, has taught for more than 10 years, is a proficient lecturer, and has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed professional journals. He is a member of the international editorial board of IBIMA publishing group, Hindawi publications and Edorium Journal of Dentistry.

 

Research Interests

Interdisciplinary esthetics 
Implant dentistry

 

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Delfin Lovelina Francis

Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health Dentistry
Dr.M.G.R Medical University
Address:India
Biography

I currently serves as an Assistant Professor of the Department of Public Health Dentistry and  responsible for the community dental clinic program .Educational background – Undergraduation and Postgraduation from Dr.M.G.R Medical University, Chennai, India.Certified  Anti- tobacco counsellor  from Adyar cancer institute established by World Health Organisation. Have attended many national and International conferences. Received in 2014 the Outstanding Poster Award in Global public health conference.Research interests focus on epidemiology, public health, improving dental public health awareness, tribal dental services and tobacco related cancer.Has published works in national and international journals. Presently a member of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry and Indian Dental association.

Research Interests

Epidemiology
Public health
Improving dental public health awareness
Tribal dental services 
Tobacco related cancer

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Ipseeta Menon

Reader
Department of Public Health Dentistry
ITS Dental College and Research Centre
Address:India
Biography

Dr. Ipseeta Menon completed BDS in the year 1998 and did her MDS in Public Health Dentistry in 2009, topping the university in all streams. At present she is working as Reader in the Department of Public Health Dentistry, ITS Dental College and Research Centre, Ghaziabad. She has numerous Nationals and Internationals publications to her credit, and has presented papers, attended, participated and chaired sessions in National Conferences. She has participated in National Surveys related to dental health. She is in the editorial board for few Journals and has been invited to be reviewer in esteemed Journals. She has been appointed as undergraduate and post graduate examiner from various universities.  

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Louis Z G TouyzPhD

Director
Dentistry
McGill University
Address:Canada
Biography

ATCL and LTCL Trinity College London: Theory-Practice Speech Private practice General Dentist 1962-1978. Senior lecturer/specialist 1983-1991 U-Wits.  F/T Tenured Professor; Director Periodontics McGill 1992-2013 Merit Teaching Award McGill 1994.  Referee: Including: Archives  Oral Biology; European Journal Oral Biology Dental Association of South Africa, JOHD Insight Knowledge  Degrees examined: BSc,, BDS, DDS, DMD, MDent, PhD. Qualified ~2000 dentists.  Post-grad studies: .DDS; DMD; MDent;  BSc(Hons) MSc, PhD. Director/ Continuing Professional Training. Mini-Perio Residency Publications: 111 Publications; refereed 38 –Published abstracts; 50- Non-refereed publications: 2 Book Chapters.

Research Interests

Described novel operative procedures (BATIB)
Described new Oral Med (CITCIP) Syndrome in AIDS
Described new periodontal operations (for Frena)
Defined dental ravages arising from beverages(Proved Colas, Fruit Juices, Guarana erode teeth)
HPV Kissing
Osteoporosis.

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Anjum Memon

Senior Lecturer
Division of Primary Care and Public Health
University of Brighton
Address:United Kingdom
Biography

Anjum Memon is a Senior Lecturer and Hon Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Division of Primary Care & Public Health, Brighton & Hove City Council, and Public Health England, 2005-present FFPH, Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health, 2006 Lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Health, Department of Public Health & Primary Care, University of Cambridge, 2003-2005 MFPH, Membership of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, 2003 Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Community Medicine & Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, 2002-2003 Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Community Medicine & Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, 1994-2002 Head of the Kuwait Cancer Registry and Consultant Epidemiologist, Kuwait Cancer Control Centre, Ministry of Health, Kuwait, 1994-2003 Research Fellow, CRC Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health & Primary Care, University of Oxford, 1994 Education MBBS, Sind Medical College, University of Karachi Short Course in Advanced Epidemiological Methods, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London D.Phil (Epidemiology), University of Oxford

Research Interests

Chronic disease epidemiology with a particular focus on cancer epidemiology
Primary Care and Health Services

 

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P Lopez JornetPhD

Professor
Department of Stomatology
Murcia University
Address:Spain
Biography

Graduated as a Medicine  1982  School of Medicine at the University of  Valencia , 1986  Dentistry   . In 1992, he defended his PhD thesis Univ. of  Murcia Spain  Employed at the Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Univ. of  Murcia Spain  since 1989. He is Professor, Consultant  and Oral Medicine , School of Medicine and Dentistry, Murcia University. She was Director of the Stomatology Department (Murcia  University.)  Co-authored 140 papers indexed JCR.

 

Research Interests

Oral medicine
Special dental care
Auto-immune diseases

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Hao YuPhD

Deputy Director
Laboratory for Dental Research
Fujian Medical University
Address:China
Biography

Dr. Hao Yu received his D.D.S. degree from Fujian Medical University (FMU), China. Meanwhile, Dr. Yu obtained Ph.D degree from Wuhan University, China and Dr.Med.Dent degree from University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is currently appointed Deputy Director of Laboratory for Dental Research at FMU and Attending Dentist at School and Hospital of Stomatology, FMU, China. 
Dr. Yu is the first author or co-author of over 50 published articles, chapters and abstracts in a broad spectrum of scientific journal. He served as Board Member of Chinese Dental Material Society; Board Member of Fujian Prosthodontic Society, China; Senior Member of European Organisation of Caries Research (ORCA). Dr. Yu served as an Editorial Member of World Journal of Stomatology since 2012. He is currently involved in studies on tooth bleaching, dental erosion and dental materials. 

 

Research Interests

Tooth bleaching
Dental erosion
dental materials

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Sina Haghanifar

Associate Professor
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
Babol university of medical sciences
Address:Iran
Biography

Dr. Sina Haghanifar has been graduated in Dentistry from Shahid Beheshti university,Tehran,Iran (1991) and has been completed Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology speciality in 1998 from Tehran university of Medical Sciences,Tehran,Iran.He is presently working as an associate professor and head of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology department in Babol university of Medical Sciences,Babol,Iran.He is an editor in chief of Caspian Journal of Dental Research and editorial board member of Journal of Babol university of Medical Sciences and reviewer of some indexed journals.He has published more than 40 articles in peer reviewed journals.He is a member of Iranian Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology. 

Research Interests

Digital Imaging 
CBCT
Oral Radiology

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Bhagath Kumar PotuPhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy
Arabian Gulf University
Address:Kingdom of Bahrain
Biography

Dr. Bhagath Kumar Potu, has received his PhD in Manipal University during the period of 2010 Currently, he/she is working as Assistant Professor of Anatomy in Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as co-ordinator of Anatomy in West Indies and Malaysia medical schools. His research has included anatomical studies and case reports, Based on this research and fellowship training he has received several awards and honors, such as Best Teacher award at Manipal university. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Cell Biology Journal & expert Reviewers for journals like BMC Research Notes, Clinical Anatomy etc.. He has authored 50 research articles. We look forward to a close and lasting scientific relationship for the benefit of scientific community.

Research Interests

Anatomical studies 
Case reports

 

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Fatma Ibrahim Mohamed

Lecturer
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Al Azhar University
Address:Egypt
Biography
Research Interests

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

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Irfan Ul Hassan Haji

Consultant
Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeon
Yenepoya University
Address:India
Biography

Dr. Irfan Ul Hassan Haji is a Consultant Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon who did his Masters MDS in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery in India from one of the best reputed institutes "Yenepoya Medical & Dental College Mangalore, Karnataka. He has both Acadamic as well as Clinical experience in his speciality. He has tought both undergraduate dental students and postgraduate Oral Maxillofacial Surgery students in India and other countries. He had been performing all minor & major surgical procedures, both hard and soft tissues related to his speciality which involves all minor surgeries as well as Cancer Surgeries, Traumatology, Cleft lip and Palate, Orthognathic surgery, Rhinoplasty & TMJ Surgeries. He is always interested in research activities related to dental, medical and surgical studies. He is a member of state dental council Jammu & Kashmir. He had been an examiner for Oral Maxillofacial Surgery to many universities in India & in other countries. He has many research publications to his credit in both national and international journals.

Research Interests

Orthognathic Surgery

TMJ Surgery

Traumatology

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Ravi Prakash Mohan

Professor
Oral Medicine and Radiology
Swami Vivekanand Subharti University
Address:India
Biography

Dr. Ravi Prakash SM is M.D.S. in Oral Medicine and Radiology. He is presently working as Professor and Head in Subharti Dental College & Hospital, Meerut. He has more than 11 years of teaching experience and is a dynamic academician. He has more than 75 publications to his credit in both National and International journals with citation index more than 100. He has special interest in Head nad neck syndromes and advanced imaging modalities. He has delivered various lectures in National scientific conferences and is editorial board member of 5 national and international indexed journals

 

Research Interests

Biomarkers in the detection of pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions
Anti-oxidant therapies as adjunctive treatment modalities
Genodermatoses

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Vanda Roxana NimigeanPhD

Associate Professor
Department of the Oral Rehabilitation
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Address:Romania
Biography

Dr. Vanda Roxana Nimigean graduated from the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Bucharest, Faculty of Dentistry in 1985 and from the Faculty of General Medicine in 2000. She became a Doctor of Stomatology in 2002. Dr. Vanda Roxana Nimigean is specialized in General Dentistry and in Orthodontics, Dentofacial Orthopedics. She has a competence degree in Implantology and a postgraduate degree in Periodontology. She is Associate Professor and Head of the Oral Rehabilitation Department, in the Faculty of Dentistry, the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest. Together with her mentor, Professor Dumitru Oltean PhD, she laid the foundations of case based learning in the Romanian dental education. She has major responsibilities in undergraduate education and she is also involved in postgraduate training (Prosthodontics Residency Program). She co-authored 57 papers in peer-reviewed journals and she has given over 80 presentations at international scientific meetings. Vanda Roxana Nimigean is the main author of 3 books and co-author of 7 books. She has particular interests in prosthodontics, dental ceramics, orofacial pain and dental education.

Research Interests

Prosthodontics
Dental ceramics
Orofacial pain 
Dental education

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Ljiljana StrajnicPhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Prosthodontics
University of Novi Sad
Address:Serbia
Biography

Dr Ljiljana Strajnic is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of  Medicine University of Novi Sad, Serbia. She received her dental degree (DDS) in 1992 from the same University. Currently, she works for the  Clinic for Dentistry of Vojvodina, Department of Prosthodontics, Novi Sad. She is  prosthodontist specialist with Ph.D degree in Prosthodontics, awarded from the University of Belgrade in 2006. She is author of more than 70 scientific presentations at international scientific conferences and articles in peer-reviewed journals. She was awarded for scientific research at National Prosthodontics scientific conferences. She is also a scientific reviewer for series of national and international dental journals and an Editorial board member in national and international journals.  She is editor in cheef of national scientific journal Dentistry Review. Her expertise is on computerized cephalometric analysis of the craniofacial morphologic parameters for optimal reconstruction of the vertical dimension of occlusion in prosthodontic diagnostic and therapy as well as longitudinal evaluation of changes on the orofacial complex tissues and intemaxillary relationships.

Research Interests

Occlusion
Gnatology
Dental anatomy
Dental anthropology
Implantology
Dental esthetics 
Digital dentistry
Mobile prosthetics
Fixed  prosthetics

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Karina BonanatoPhD

Professor
Department of Odontology
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Address:Brazil
Biography

Karina Bonanato has been graduated in Dentistry at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1995). She concluded her Master Degree in Odontology, Faculty of Dentistry, UFMG at 2006 and her PhD. at UFMG at 2011. She is an Odontology professor since 2006. Is professor atthe FEAD faculty, where is a member of the NDE, a group of teachers with academic duties of active monitoring in the process of conception consolidation and continuous updating of pedagogical project of the course. Is a member of the Research Ethics Committee of FEAD.She is also teacher of the pediatric dentistry specialization course of St. LeopoldoMandic. Member of the Commission of the Journal Editorial Policy and Public Health.Has experience in the field of dentistry, with emphasis on Pediatric dentistry, acting on the following research topics: oral health, social class, sense of coherence, locus of control, epidemiology, dental trauma, fluoride, fluoride toothpaste, preschool child, special patients, infants behavior, enamel defects in premature child, scale validation.

Research Interests

Oral health
Social class
Sense of coherence
Locus of control
Epidemiology
Dental trauma
Fluoride
Fluoride toothpaste
Preschool child
Special patients
Infants behavior
Enamel defects in premature child
Scale validation

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Gurvanit Lehl

Professor
Department of Dentistry
Government Medical College and Hospital
Address:India
Biography

DR. Gurvanit Lehl completed her BDS from Government Medical College, Patiala in 1987, where she passed out as the Best Graduate. She completed her MDS in Pedodontia and Preventive Dentistry from Government Dental College and Hospital, Amritsar in 1991. She served in the Punjab Government from 1989 in the Government Dental Colleges at Amritsar and Patiala as Demonstrator and Senior Lecturer. In 1997 she went on to join Government Medical College, which was a new Medical College under the Chandigarh Administration (UT) as Reader and Head. She is playing a major role in the development of the Department of Dentistry in this Medical College where she is serving to date. She has published over 30 papers in the Indian and International journals and also authored a chapter in the Textbook of Pedodontia and Preventive Dentistry by Prof. SG Damle. She has presented papers in many conferences of the Indian Society of Pedodontia and Preventive Dentistry on a variety of topics: Medical Education, Diet Diary and Caries, Sports injuries and HIV / AIDS. She has been an active member of the IDA Chandigarh State Branch and has been on its Executive Committee. She has served as Secretary for three years and president of IDA Chandigarh State Branch for one year. During her tenure as Secretary , the branch was honored by the Education Department for providing services of training School Teachers in Preventive Oral Health Care. She has also published articles on the menace of Tobacco in print media. She has been actively involved with the oral health care of the mentally challenged children of the Regional Institute for Mentally Handicapped. She has undergone training courses in Teaching technology (at NTTC, PGIMER, Chandigarh), Basic Computers, Management and HIV/ AIDS. Her achievements have been included in Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care

 

Research Interests

Dietary factors in dental diseases 
Preventive Dentistry with special reference to sports injury prevention
Care of the Children with special needs (differently abled children)
Interdisciplinary education

 

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Masahiro YonedaPhD

Professor
Department of General Dentistry
Fukuoka Dental College
Address:Japan
Biography

Dr. Masahiro Yoneda graduated from Kyushu University in 1987, and was awarded his Ph.D. from Kyushu University in 1991. While he belonged to Kyushu University, hedid a research work in the United States. From 1992 to 1993, he worked at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Then, he moved to State University of New York at Buffalo, and worked there for a year.After coming back to Kyushu University, he worked as a specialist in periodontology. In 2004, he moved to Fukuoka Dental College(FDC) and worked as a general dentist. FDC established asatellite hospital, the Center for Oral Diseases in 2011, and he moved to this hospital as a professor. In 2014, he returned to FDCmain campus as a professor of general dentistry section.

 

Research Interests

Bacteriology in periodontal and periapical diseases
Control of oral malodor
Inter-bacterial interaction

 

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Ahmed Chkoura

Specialist
Department of oral surgery
IBN SINA University hospital
Address:Morocco
Biography
Research Interests

Implant and preimplant surgery (bone graft, sinus lifting....) 
Cyst and tumor of the jaws
Third molar surgery
Oral and maxillofacial radiology
Oral cancer prevention 

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Beatriz Silva Camara MattosPhD

Associate Professor
Department of Prosthodontics Maxillofacial Surgery and Traumatology
University of São Paulo
Address:Brazil
Biography

Graduation Course – Bauru Dentistry School (FOB)- University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo State, Brazil – 1975.  Associate Professor at the Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthesis and Traumatology Department, Phd –Dentistry School (FO), University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo State – Brazil.  Supervisor of master's and doctoral students Maxillofacial Prosthodontics – Dentistry School (FOUSP).  Member of the Research Ethics Committee of Dentistry School - University of São Paulo.  Member of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics.  Member of the International Anaplastology Association.  MemberoftheSociedadLatinoamericana de Rehabilitación de la Cara y rótesis Buco-Maxilo-Facial.  Referee in the São Paulo State ResearchSupport Foundation – FAPESP

Research Interests

Maxillofacial Rehabilitation and Prosthetics
Intra e Extra Oral Implants
CAD/CAM technology in Dentistry
Cleft Lip and Palate

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Ahmad MadarathiPhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Endodontics
Taibah University
Address:Saudi Arabia
Biography

Ahmad Madarathi is an Assistant Professor and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia. Having completed Postgraduate Diploma and MSc degreesin Endodontics & Operative Dentistry, I moved to The University of Manchester, United Kingdom whereI attained myPh.D in endodontics.  I am involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate education with major responsibilities in several aspects of teaching and learning including the establishment of Residency Programme in endodontics. I am also the director of the Pre-clinical endodontics course. I have been ranked as one of the top five Young Researchers in Health and Medical Sciences and nominated for the 2011 Scopus Young Researcher Award (runner-up) developed by Elsevier in association with the US/UK Fulbright Commission. I have many publications in prestigious dental journals. In addition, I officially referee papers for several journals such as Dental Materials, International Endodontic Journal. Myresearch interests focuses around endodontic retreatment and failure of endodontic instruments, dental imaging and aspects of root canal treatments in practice with recent interest in using Finite Element Analysis and disseminated learning in dental education including implementation of Enquiry Based Learning in undergraduate and postgraduates progammes.

Research Interests

Endodontic retreatment
Performance and failure of endodontic rotary instruments
Endodontic.

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Anas Al-Mulla

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthodontic
European University College
Address:UAE
Biography

Dr. Al-Mulla is an Assistant Professor and Director of GCC Affairs at the European University College (formerly Nicolas Asp University College) in Dubai, UAE. He received his dental degree in 2003 from King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and his Specialty in Orthodontics and Masters in Cariology in 2009 from University of Gothenburg, Sweden;  a Ph.D degree in Cariology was awarded from the same university in 2010. Dr. Al-Mulla is an orthodontist specialist with expertise in cariology; his scholarly publications reflect his special interest in caries risk and prevention in orthodontic patients. He is a reviewer in few orthodontic profession journals, such as American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Angle Orthodontics, Orthodontics - The art and practice of dentofacial enhancement (formerly World Journal of Orthodontics) and European Journal of Orthodontics. 

 

Research Interests

Caries risk and prevention in orthodontic patients

 

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Eduardo Sanches GonçalesPhD

Associated Professor
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
São Paulo University
Address:Brazil
Biography

Graduated in Dentistry in the Araraquara Dental Scholl - UNESP in Araraquara - SP and became an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in the Dental School of PUCRS in Porto Alegre - RS, both cities in Brazil. Dr. Eduardo Sanches Gonçales is a Associated Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the São  Paulo University, Bauru School of Dentistry, where he did his PhD in Stomatology. In 2012, he did a Postdoctoral Fellow of Research in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, LA, USA. (LSUHSC-S). His special interest is orthognathic surgery and its effects on the pharingeal airway, SAOS, treatment of Odontogenic tumours and bone reconstruction and dental implants.

Research Interests

Orthognathic surgery
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
Surgically assisted maxillary expansion
Facial fractures
Treatment of odontogenic cysts and tumours
Bone reconstruction and dental implants 

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Yasuhiro MorimotoPhD

Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Kyushu Dental University
Address:Japan
Biography

Dr. Yasuhiro Morimoto is Professor of Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the Kyushu Dental University and Chief, Section of Radiology at the Kyushu Dental University Hospital. He received his DDS degree from Kyushu Dental College, Japan, in 1991 and a PhD degree from the same college in 1995. His professional field is a clinical application of MRI for oral and maxillofacial diseases. In particular, he developed and named “Dynamic MR sialography”, a new technique for the functional evaluation of salivary glands using continuous MR sialography before and after citric acid stimulation on the tongue.

 

Research Interests

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
MRI
MDCT
CBCT
Panoramic radiograph
PET-CT

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Hany Mohamed Aly Ahmed PhD

Senior Lecturer
Department of Endodontics
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Address:Malaysia
Biography

Hany Mohamed Aly Ahmed was born in Göttingen, Germany in 1980. He is an Egyptian and grew up in Cairo, Egypt. He was graduated from Faculty of Dentistry, Ain Shams University (ASU), Egypt, with a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Sciences (B.D.S.) in 2002. He started his postgraduate program in Endodontics with a Higher Dental iploma (H.D.D.) degree in 2006. After obtaining the specialty degree, Dr. Ahmed continued his postgraduate studies, and joined a Master Degree program (M.Sc.D.) at the School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia in 2009 which was converted to Ph.D. in 2011. Dr. Ahmed has been granted a number of national and international awards for his research on the application of Portland cements in Endodontics including the ADR (SE Asian division) for the best laboratory research in 2014. He has also been awarded as a supervisor or several elective research projects in Malaysia and Singapore. Dr. Ahmed has published many research and eview articles in recognized international journals such as Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal and Australian Dental Journal. In 2012, Dr. Ahmed has introduced a new classification for endo-perio lesions, published in ENDO. Currently, Dr. Ahmed is a lecturer at the School of Dental Sciences, USM. He also is a scientific reviewer and editorial board member in national and international journals.

Research Interests

Root/root canal morphology 
Chemical analysis biological 
Antimicrobial properties of endodontic bio-materials.
                

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Mutlu Ozcan

Professor
Department of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
University Medical Center Groningen
Address:Netherlands
Biography

She has authored more than 250 scientific and clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals, has given over 400 presentations at international scientific meetings, is a frequent lecturer at scientific meetings, receiver of several international awards and has held numerous continuing education courses in Europe. She serves also for the editorial boards of several scientific journals. Her clinical expertise is on reconstructive dentistry with a particular emphasis on adhesive applications.

Research Interests

Dental biomaterials
Clinical trials
Minimal invasive dentistry
Adhesive dentistry
Reconstructive dentistry
Translational research

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Bijle Mohammed Nadeem Ahmed

Assistant Professor
Department of Preventive Dental Sciences
King Khalid University
Address:Saudi Arabia
Biography

Dr. Mohammed Nadeem Bijle is currently associated as an Assistant Professor in Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His research thrust areas are Chemo-mechanical Caries Removal System, Pediatric Emergencies in Dental Office & Lasers in Pediatric Dentistry. Associated branches like Intellectual Property Rights, Research and Publications have received his major contributions in the form of renowned papers published and his service as an Editorial Board Member to various National and International peer reviewed journals. He has also been known for Dental Photography and has trained numerous dentists till date in the art through his self designed valued workshops.
He has also completed his post graduation studies in Hospital & Health Care Management, Clinical Research, Emergency Medical Services, Medico-Legal Systems, & Dental Lasers from renowned Institutions.
He has presented several papers at National and International conferences and has been invited as a guest speaker. He has numerous papers published till date in internationally indexed journals. 
He is a certified instructor by American Heart Association and International Trauma Life Support Organisation, USA for Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and International Trauma Life Support. He is also recognized by International Association of General Dentistry as a Director and is affiliated with Dental Institute of Continuing Education as an Executive Director. 
Also, Dr. Nadeem Bijle is a lifetime member of many Associations such as Students Clinicians - American Dental Association, Indian Society of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Society for Oral Laser Applications, India; Indian Association of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry and Photographic Society of India. 

 

Research Interests

Chemo-mechanical Caries Removal System
Pediatric Emergencies in Dental Office
Lasers in Pediatric Dentistry
Intellectual Property Rights
Dental Photography
Research and Publications.

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Azizah Fahad Bin Mubayrik

Associate Professor
Department Of Maxillofacial Surgery And Diagnostic Sciences
King Saud University
Address:Saudi Arabia
Biography

Dr. Azizah Bin Mubayrik has received higher education in King Saud University in oral Medicine & Oral Diagnosis.  Currently, she is working as a consultant & associate professor in King Saud University. She has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as a director of Dental Assisting Diploma & Head of Audiovisual in King Saud University. He /she has authored many articles and co- authored one book in oral medicine.

Research Interests

Cancers and neoplasms
Genetics of oral diseases
Orofacial pain causes and treatment
Issues related to patients and education in dentistry

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Christopher Udoye

Senior Lecturer
Department of Restorative Dentistry
University of Nigeria
Address:Nigeria
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Pablo Ignacio Varela CentellesPhD

Associate Professor

University of Santiago de Compostela
Address:Spain
Biography

Dr Varela Centelles received his dental degree (DDS) from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). He earned a MMedSci degree from the University of Sheffield (UK) and a MPDH from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), where he received his PhD in Medicine and Surgery. He currently works for the Galician Health Service as a dental surgeon and for the University of Santiago de Compostela as an associated professor. He is member of the OMEQUI (Medical and Surgical Dentistry) Research Group (GI-2127) from the University of Santiago de Compostela. He has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. Currently he serves as a member of the editorial board of several journals, as well as an ad-hoc reviewer for a series of medical and dental journals.

Research Interests

Tissueregeneration
Oral cancer
Oral medicine
Periodontics
Periimplantitis
Dental education

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Pham Anh Vu ThuyPhD

Lecturer
Department of Periodontology
University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Address:Vietnam
Biography

Dr. Pham Anh Vu Thuy graduated Doctor of Dental Surgery from Faculty of Odonto-Stomatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2000. Later on PhD from Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences , Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan. He is now working as lecturer, Department of Periodontology Faculty of Odonto-Stomatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He has presented lectures and published papers in reputed journals

 

Research Interests

Oral malodor research (Epidemiology, prevention, treatment)
Periodontal disease research (Epidemiology, prevention, treatment)     
Epidemiology and oral disease prevention
Study on oral health promotion 
Study on oral health care system 
Study on the relationship between oral health and general health
International study on oral health
Study on oral health for the elderly
Study on the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic disease

 

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VINAY BHARDWAJM.D.S.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY
HIMACHAL PRADESH
Address:IGMC SNOWDON
Biography

A goldmedalist graduate from Goa Dental College and Hospital in 1995 and Postgraduate from H.P. University in 2009.Served as dental specialist in various health institute of Himachal Pradesh till 2006.At present working as Assistant Professor and H.O.D. in the Deptt. of Public Health Dentistry at Govt. Dental College and Hospital Shimla.

Research Interests

Actively involven in Research  and epidemiological studies in orodental diseases occuring among different populations in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Publications

Published '56' articles in various journals of National and International Repute.

Scientific Activities

Chaiman of CDE Programme of I.D.A. HP State since 2011 and convened many Scientific committes of various conferences conducted by the same body.Chaired ''7" sessions in various State level and National Conferences. Chaired "2" sessions in the international Conferences i.e. in Geneva, Switzerland and B.P. Koirala university of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal.


Quratulain Zamir

Vice President
International Federation Of Medical Students’ Association

Address:Pakistan
Biography

Dr. Quratulain Zamir, graduate (MBBS) from National University of science and technology, AMC, Pakistan is an active researcher and a young professional aiming at “healthy research for health” and “research without boundaries” by advocating ‘open access’ in Pakistan as the Vice President Internals International federation of medical students association (IFMSA-Pakistan). She is currently the director public relations Pakistan/ associate editor (journal of pioneering medical sciences), editor (journal of Asian medical students association), Ambassador (Pakistan international journal of medical students).
She is an active researcher in all fields of medicine and her research papers have been published and acknowledged nationally and internationally. She has over 13 research projects on her list with 4 publications and rest under the process. The unique thing about her is that she has research work in almost all fields of medicine and aims to continue the same. 
In her earlier career as the first lady president of Amcolians undergraduate research forum(AURF) at undergraduate level she was recognized as the “young researcher” by her medical school and “young scientist” by Punjab University during her highschool. She has edited and reviewed over 200 research papers by the eminent association with all these forums.
Quratulain is also a representative of many other social working societies and forums including, American College of Physicians, Shaoor the Society, Medicalopedia and the voice of youth, Quratulain covers a number a medical topics, especially pertaining to women empowerment through her blog writing aswell. She believes a change can be brought by raising awareness for public health issues and human rights, which usually go unnoticed in the mainstream media. She indulges in fine arts and writes poetry in her free time.

 

Research Interests

Emergency medicine
Microbiology
Epidemiology
Surgery
Public health
Clinical research

 

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Ramesh NagarajappaPhD

Vice Principal
Department of Public Health Dentistry
Rama Dental College Hospital and Research Centre
Address:Kanpur
Biography

Ramesh Nagarajappa received his master’s in Public Health Dentistry from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka in 1999. He started his academic career in Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere. Very early in his career he had an opportunity to visit a foreign country and present his scientific paper at the 7th World Congress on Preventive Dentistry held at Beijing, China on 26th April 2001. He has teaching and research experience of nearly fifteen years. He is a recognized guide for PhD and post graduate students of public health dentistry. He has more than 50 research publications in peer reviewed medical/dental journals. He is reviewer/member of editorial board of many national and international journals. He has been an invited speaker on research methodology and ethical issues in biomedical research in different parts of the country. As a Public Health Dentist, his specific area of interest is on Epidemiology of oral diseases, its prevention and oral health promotion. In 2011, he visited San Diego, California, USA and presented a poster at the 89th General Session and Exhibition of IADR/AADR/CADR. He was appointed as subject expert to conduct interview for faculty promotions at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal and Himachal Pradesh Union Public Service Commission, Shimla. He is also regularly appointed as Inspector by Dental Council of India for conducting inspections in various dental colleges. Since 2013, he is working as a Vice Principal and also Professor and Head at Rama Dental College Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur

Research Interests

Epidemiology of oral diseases, its prevention 
Oral health promotion 

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Hecio Morais

Coordinating Professor
Department of Dental Surgery
University of Rio Grande do Norte State Surgery
Address:Brazil
Biography

Dr. Hécio Henrique Araújo de Morais graduated in Dentistry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in 2000, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. He completed residency in surgery and trauma in the period from 2003 to 2006 at the University of Pernambuco, at the University Hospital Oswaldo Cruz . He attended the Master of Surgery from 2005 to 2007, and a doctorate in Surgery for the period 2010 to 2013 also at the University of Pernambuco. Today, is coordinator of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the University of Rio Grande do Norte in the city of Caicó, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. He is the author of international scientific articles and book chapters.

Research Interests

Local anesthesia and control of postoperative pain
Orthognathic surgery
Maxillofacial trauma
Pathology
Animal research
Scientific evidence on health
Nerve regeneration
Stem cells
Oral surgery

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Shaul Lin

Director
Department of Endodontics and Dental Trauma
The School of Graduate Dentistry
Address:Israel
Biography

Dr. Shaul Lin is the Head of the Department of Endodontics and Dental Trauma at the School of Graduate Dentistry, Rambam Medical Center. Dr. Lin graduated from the Tel-Aviv University School of Dentistry where he also did his post-graduate studies in Endodontics. He is an active member of the Israeli Dental Association, Israeli Endodontic Society and the European Society of Endodontology as well as a member of the Professional Committee of Endodontics. He has published more than 60 papers in the international literature and actively involved in research and dental education. Dr. Lin's main scientific research focus is Dental Trauma and Bacterial Infection.  

Research Interests

Dental traumatology – epidemiology, treatment and prevention of dental trauma.
Bacterial infection– influence of disinfection and medicine onroot canal and dentinal tubules.
Oral surgery– preventive medicine in oral surgery 
Avoidance of unnecessary short- and long-term complications.

 

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Petia PechalovaPhD

Associate Professor
Department of Oral surgery
Medical University
Address:Bulgaria
Biography

Petia Pechalova received her dental degree (DDS) and medical degree (MD) from the  Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She earned a MMedSci degree (Oral surgery) in 2001 and the second MMedSci degree (Maxillofacial surgery) in 2007 from the same University. She received her PhD in 2001 - "The cytokine system RANKL/ OPG in radicular cysts – immunohistochemical and immunoenzymatic (ELISA) researches”.  She currently works for the Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria as an associated professor  in the Department of Oral surgery and for University Hospital, Plovdiv, Bulgaria as a maxillofacial surgeon

Research Interests

Maxillofacial trauma
Jaw cysts
Bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaws
Oral cancer
Oral medicine

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DennisMDSc

Head
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics Faculty of Dentistry
University of Sumatera Utara
Address:Indonesia
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Shiu-yin Cho

Specialist
Department of Paediatric

Address:Hong Kong
Biography

Dr. Cho is a specialist paediatric dentist in Hong Kong. He graduated in 1990 from the University of Hong Kong and was awarded the Common Wealth Scholarship for specialist training in 1995. As well as being a wet hand dentist, he has published over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is also the editorial members of various medical and dental journals, and he serves as a professional reviewer for numerous international journals. He was awarded the Reviewer of the Year 2012 by the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. He is the mentor for trainees in paediatric dentistry in the Government dental service. His research interest is on developmental dental anomalies.

Research Interests

Developmental dental anomalies.

 

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