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With EuroPerio10, the world’s leading congress in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry to take place in June 2022 in Denmark and the newly launched virtual EuroPerio Series, we are officially on the Road to Copenhagen. Registration is now open – if you register for EuroPerio10 soon, you will benefit from complimentary access to the EuroPerio Series, which is taking place monthly from September to March and featuring the world’s leading experts in the field discussing various topics.


Prof. Dr. Mario Aimetti

Italien, Torino

Mario Aimetti is the director of the Periodontology Department CIR Dental School at the University of Turin, where he is also the chairman of both the under- and postgraduate periodontology programs. He is an active member and president of SIdP 2018–2019.


Prof. Zvi Artzi

Israel, Ramat Hasharon

Zvi Artzi is a Professor and the Director of the Graduate program in Periodontology at Tel Aviv University, Israel. Zvi is a member of the Executive Board of the School of Dental Medicine and at the Board of Governors of the University, and also the Chairman of the Periodontal Committee of the Scientific Council of the Ministry of Health in Israel. Zvi is an active member of the AO, EAO (European association of Osseointegration), EFP (European Federation of Periodontology), IADR and the past-president of the Israel Periodontal and Osseointegration Society. Zvi is the Israeli ambassador of the AO and a member of the Osseointegration Foundation research grant committee. Zvi has published over 100 articles and research abstracts in peer-reviewed leading journals in Periodontology and Oral Implantology. His current main research topics are related to the quality of regeneration and osseointegration, the evidence-based efficacy of different grafting biomaterials and advancing surgical modalities.


Dr. Serhat Aslan DDS, PhD

Türkei, Izmir

Serhat Aslan, DDS, PhD Dr. Serhat Aslan is a graduate of Ege University, School of Dentistry where he received his DDS degree. He attended Periodontology Program of Graduate Study offered by Institute of Health Sciences at Ege University and graduated with PhD degree at Periodontics. He maintains a private practice limited to periodontics, fixed prosthodontics and implants with focus on microsurgery, soft and hard tissue reconstruction and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Aslan is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Milan, Italy. Currently, he is the board member of the Turkish Society of Periodontology. Also, he is a member of Italian Society of Periodontology and Implantology, European Federation of Periodontology, International Team for Implantology and Turkish Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Aslan is intensely involved in mono/multi-center clinical research and development in periodontology, with special emphasis to plastic-periodontal surgery, guided bone/tissue regeneration and esthetic implant therapy.


Prof. Dr. Georgios Belibasakis

Schweden, Stockholm

Georgios Belibasakis is Professor of Clinical Oral Infection Biology and Head of the Division of Oral Diseases, which includes Cariology, Endodontics, Periodontology and Dental Prophylaxis. His research is focused on the bacterial ecosystem of the mouth and how it can thrive in symbiosis with the host or reach a dysbiotic state, leading to common oral diseases such as dental caries, endodontic, periodontal and and peri-implant infections.


Prof. Dr. Florian Beuer MME

Deutschland, Berlin
Von 1994 bis 1999 studierte Prof. Dr. Florian Beuer Zahnmedizin an der LMU München, wo er im Jahre 2000 seine Approbation (DDS) erhielt. In den Jahren 2000 bis 2001 war er angestellter Zahnarzt in freier Praxis. Im Jahre 2002 als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Poliklinik für Zahnärztliche Prothetik der LMU München angestellt, erfolgte im gleichen Jahr die Promotion über keramische Inlays bei Prof. Pospiech. 2005 erfolgte die Weiterbildung zum Spezialisten für Implantologie (DGI). In den Jahren 2007 bis 2008 war Prof. Dr. Florian Beuer Visiting Professor am Pacific Dental Institute (Portland, Oregon). 2009 erfolgten die Habilitation und die Erteilung der Venia Legendi. Prof. Dr. Florian Beuer war von 2009 bis 2015 Vizepräsident der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ästhetische Zahnheilkunde (DGAEZ). Im Jahre 2010 erfolgte die Fortbildung zum Spezialisten für Prothetik (DGPro). Seit 2011 ist er Vorstandsmitglied der AG Keramik. Im gleichen Jahr wurde er Herausgeber des "Teamwork Journal for Continuing Dental Education" (Deutscher Ärzteverlag). 2014 wurde er außerplanmäßiger Professor an der LMU München. 2015 erfolgte der MME Master in Medical Education (Universität Heidelberg). Seit 2015 hält er den Lehrstuhl Zahnärztliche Prothetik an der Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin inne.

Dr. Juan Blanco Carrión DDS, MBBS

Spanien, Santiago de Compostela

Dr. Juan Blanco Carrión is the Director of Clínica Blanco Ramos and a Professor in the Department of Stomatology at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Facultade de Medicina e Odontoloxía. MBBS Degree, DDS Degree from Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Facultade de Medicina e Odontoloxía, where he also completed his Postgraduate training in Stomatology. Masters Degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid Facultad de Odontología. President of the Iberia Section of the International Team for Implantology and a member of the European Federation of Periodontology and the Sociedad Española de Periodoncia y Osteointegración. Member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Dental Press Implantology and El Dentista. Clinical research interests: implant-supported dental prosthesis, endosseous dental implantation, dental implants, alveolar ridge augmentation, alveolar bone loss, dental prosthesis design, osseointegration, alveolar atrophy.


Prof. Dr. Michael M. Bornstein

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Michael Bornstein has been appointed in 2016 as Clinical Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China. He is also Visiting Professor at the OMFS-IMPATH Research Group, Department of Imaging and Pathology, University of Leuven, Belgium. He obtained his dental degree (1998) and thesis (Dr. med. dent., 2001) at the University of Basel. He continued with a specialisation in oral surgery and stomatology in Basel (1998-1999, Prof. Dr. Dr. J. Th. Lambrecht) and Bern (2000-2002, Prof. Dr. D. Buser). In 2004, he was visiting assistant professor at the Department of Periodontics (Prof. Dr. D. Cochran) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA, with a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. From 2007-2014 he was head of the Section of Dental Radiology and Stomatology, University of Bern. In 2009, he obtained the Habilitation (Privatdozent / PhD) and in 2014 he became Asscociate Professor in the field of "Oral Surgery and Stomatology". His fields of research include cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in clinical dental practice, stomatology/oral medicine, GBR procedures with bioresorbable membranes and dental implants. He has published over 100 original articles, and is the author / co-author of numerous case reports, review articles, and book chapters.


Prof. Dr. Nagihan Bostanci DDS, PhD, AFHEA

Schweden, Stockholm

Prof. Nagihan Bostanci, DDS, PhD, AFHEA is Professor of Inflammation Research (Periodontics) at the Department of Dental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet since 2016. She is also program Director for the postgraduate courses “Master in Dentistry, Oral Health and Dental Technology”. She is the immediate past president of the Periodontal Research Group of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

Prof Bostanci´s group aims to better understand periodontal homeostasis and the underlying mechanisms of inflammatory periodontal pathogenesis. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of periodontal care delivered through early and accurate diagnosis, and development of innovative targeted therapeutic approaches.

Prof.  Bostanci has a postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (CILT), from Queen Mary University of London, and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Association (AFHEA), UK. Her primary area of teaching has been in periodontology, including periodontal diagnostics, periodontal physiology, anatomy, histopathology, mechanisms of pathogenesis, inflammatory pathways and genetics. She has been delivering these topics at different level of expertise to the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum.

Prof. Bostanci has a PhD in Periodontology (University of London, UK) and received advanced specialty training in Periodontology (Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, and Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, UK). She attained her Habilitation (Venia Legendi) at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, earning her the title of Docent in Oral Biology and Periodontology. In early 2020, she was Sir Thomas Kay Sidey Visiting Professor at University of Otago, New Zealand.


Prof. Dr. Philippe Bouchard

Frankreich, Paris

Pr. Philippe Bouchard is full Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology, U.F.R. d’Odontologie, Denis Diderot – Paris 7 University, France. He is director of the postgraduate program in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). Currently, he is head of the Oral Pathology – Oral Surgery and Periodontal Surgery Clinical Unit at the Rothschild Hospital, AP-HP, in Paris, France. He has been clinical Professor at Loma Linda University, and visiting Professor at USC (California). Philippe Bouchard has great interest in research questions relating to the systemic effects of periodontitis, aesthetics, and decision making in periodontology and dental implant therapies.


Dr. Darko Božić DMD, MSc, PhD

Kroatien, Zagreb

Dr. Darko Božić, DMD, MSc, PhD is an Assistant professor at the Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

He graduated from the School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia in 2000, and in 2005 finished his postgraduate training in periodontology.

Since 2006 his main research focus is how to use growth factors to restore lost periodontal tissues with a special emphasis on cementoblast biology and BMP-7. He and the research team he has worked with have done proteomic and next generation sequencing analysis of BMP-7 treated cementoblasts with the aim of developing new regenerative strategies. He has received his PhD degree in 2010 with the topic “Gene expression analysis in BMP-7 treated cementoblasts”.

Currently he is conducting proteomic analysis of periodontal tissues of patients with aggressive and chronic periodontitis.

His main clinical focus is regenerative and periodontal plastic surgery around teeth and implants, with a special emphasis on hard and soft tissue regeneration in patients with periodontitis.

He frequently gives courses and workshops both at home and internationally about the microsurgical approaches in implant, regenerative and periodontal plastic surgery.

He is the Vice-president of the Croatian Society of Periodontology and delegate to the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). He is also a member of the IADR.


Dr. Francesco Cairo

Italien, Florenz

Head of the Clinical Research Unit in Periodontology and Periodontal Medicine and Director of the full-time Master Program in Periodontology at the University of Florence, Florence, Italy. He is active member and treasurer of the Italian Society of Periodontology (SIdP). Winner of some prestigious international awards in Periodontology, including the H. Goldman prize from SIdP, the Jaccard prize by the European Federation of Periodontology and R. Earl Robinson Periodontal Regeneration Award by the American Academy of Periodontology.  Primary author of several original publications and referee of the main scientific journals in the field of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.


Dr. Olivier Carcuac DDS, PhD

Schweden, Göteburg

Dr. Olivier Carcuac received his dental degree in France. After graduating dental school with honors, Dr. Carcuac continued his training in Sweden, where he completed his specialization in Periodontics. Working at the Department of Periodontology at the Institute of Odontology, University of Gothenburg, Dr Carcuac defended in 2015 his PhD with title "Periodontitis and Peri-implantitis - Experimental and Clinical studies". Involved in the under- and post-graduate programs at the Institute for Odontology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Dr Carcuac is co-author of iMuco-Gingival Recessions, the first iPad application on microsurgical periodontal plastic surgery created and developed in collaboration with Dr. Frederic Elharar. As Key Opinion Leader for Hu-Friedy, Dr Carcuac is involved in the Hu-Friedy University Program-Middle East, giving lectures in several Universities in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and other GCC countries.

Current part-time private practitioner at My Dental Clinic (Al Thanya Street, Umm Suqeim) and at ConfiDent Dental Surgery Clinic (Golden Mile Galleria 2, Dubai Palm Jumeirah) in Dubai - UAE, Dr Carcuac is an active senior researcher at the Department of Periodontology at the University of Gothenburg - Sweden.

Editorial Board Member of the Clinical Oral Implants Research, Dr Carcuac is an active reviewer for many different scientific dental journals (Clinical Oral Implants Research, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Periodontal Research, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research) and lectures nationally and internationally.


Dr. Maria Clotilde Carra

Frankreich, Paris

Prof. Dr. Nelson Carranza DDS, MS, PHD, FICD

Argentinien, Buenos Aires

Prof. Iain L. C. Chapple PhD, BDS, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS, CCST (Rest Dent)

Vereingtes Königreich von Großbritannien und Nordirland, Birmingham

Prof Iain L.C. Chapple, PhD, BDS, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS, CCST (Rest Dent), is Professor of Periodontology and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, and Head of Research for the Institute of Clinical Sciences, at the University of Birmingham, UK.


Dr. Pierpaolo Cortellini MD, DDS

Italien, Florence

Pierpaolo Cortellini received his MD from the University of Florence in 1980 and his DDS in 1984 from the University of Siena. Dr Cortellini is the Founder and Secretary of the Accademia Toscana di Ricerca Odontostomatologica in Florence and Founder and Board Member of the European Research Group in Periodontology in Berne. He is an active member and past president of SIdP and an active member and past president of the EFP. He is also a promoter of the Periodontal Diagnosis Project and the Coordinator of six National Educational Projects from SIdP. He runs a multidisciplinary private practice in Florence, focusing his services to overall patient treatment plan and to periodontics. Dr Cortellini has been involved in clinical research in periodontology since 1982, with special emphasis on periodontal regeneration, esthetics and diagnosis. Dr Cortellini lectures extensively on a national and international level; he has edited the main scientific journals in the field of periodontology and authored more than 100 original publications in scientific journals.


Prof. Dr. Jan Cosyn

Belgien, Gent

Prof. Dr. Jan Cosyn obtained the Diploma of Dentist at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2000. He then specialized in Parodontology and Oral Implantology at the same institution and combined this with a doctoral program. Today, Dr. Cosyn a private practice with academic function. At Ghent University, Prof. Cosyn appointed Chief Examiner and is Secretary of the Education Committee Dentistry. He has lectures in Epidemiology, Oral Microbiology, Periodontology and Oral Implantology in the Bachelor's and Master's Degree Dentist. He is also a Master of Science in Parodontology and Oral Implantology and accompanies specialists in education in scientific research. At the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is Prof. Cosyn head of the Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, chairman of the Oral Health research group and chairman of the Faculty of Dentistry Committee of Dentistry. Prof. Cosyn was so far (co) promoter of 6 PhDs and published more than 80 scientific articles. He is therefore frequently asked as a speaker at home and abroad.


Prof. Dr. Mike Curtis

Vereingtes Königreich von Großbritannien und Nordirland, London

Professor Curtis is a distinguished microbiologist with a robust track record of academic leadership, previously serving as Dean of Dentistry and Deputy Vice-Principal Health at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL. 

Professor Curtis’ current research is focused on the role of the oral microbiome in maintaining oral health and developing disease, and key microbial virulence determinants of oral bacteria. 


Prof. Dr. Francesco D'Aiuto

Vereingtes Königreich von Großbritannien und Nordirland, London

Professor Francesco D'Aiuto qualified from the University of Naples, Italy in 1997. After attending a number of post-graduate courses in periodontology/implantology in Europ,e he completed his specialist training (MClinDent) at UCL, London in 2008.

He was appointed professor of periodontology and head of the periodontology unit at UCL in 2017. His clinical practice focuses on the management of periodontal diseases with special interest in performing periodontal regeneration, aesthetics and dental implantology procedures (including major gum and bone tissue augmentation).

Professor D'Aiuto started his research career with a clinical research fellowship from the Italian Society of Periodontology (2000) followed by a PhD in clinical periodontology (2005) both at UCL. He received several awards including the AAP clinical research award (2005 and 2019), Antony Rizzo Young Investigator Award in (2009) and a Clinical Senior Lectureship from the Department of Health in UK (2010).

He is an active member of national and international scientific societies in periodontology. Professor D'Aiuto is a recognised international speaker and he has co-authored more than 120 publications and abstracts.


Prof. Dr. Bettina Dannewitz

Deutschland, Weilburg

Bettina Dannewitz ist ein Weilburg geboren und hat in Heidelberg Zahnmedizin studiert, wo sie auch Ihre dreijährige Spezialisierung im Fach Parodontologie abgeschlossen hat (2004). Sie hat an der Universität Heidelberg promoviert (2001) und habilitiert (2009) , und eine außerplanmäßige Professur an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (seit 2018). Sie ist zur Zeit die Präsidentin der deutschen Gesellschaft für Parodontologie, einer der größten zahnmedizinischen Fachgesellschaften in Deutschland. Zudem ist sie Autorin zahlreicher wissenschaftlicher Publikationen und Fortbildungsbeiträge, Gutachterin in mehreren Fachzeitschriften und Referentin auf großen internationalen und nationalen Tagungen. Ihr Tätigkeitsschwerpunkt umfasst neben der Parodontologie, die Zahnerhaltung und die Endodontologie.


Prof. Dr. Massimo De Sanctis

Italien, Firenze

Department Director of Periodontal Oral Hygiene and Prevention Hospital, San Raffaele, Milan

Prof. Massimo De Sanctis, is currently the Department Director of Periodontal Oral Hygiene and Prevention Hospital at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy. He is chairman of the program in Periodontology at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan.He obtained his doctorate in Medicine with honors from the university of Florence on July 12, 1978. Also from the University of Florence he received his Doctorate in Odontostomatology with honors. In 1982, graduated in Periodontology at Boston University, from the same University he obtained a Master of Science degree in Periodontology for an experimental study which he conducted between 1982 and 1983. During this time he was a member of the research program for Boston University’s Department of Periodontology. In 1987, he was appointed professor of Periodontology at the II University of Rome where he taught until 1989. From 1989 to 1999, he held various teaching positions at the University of Bologna. From 2000 to 2014, he was Professor of Periodontology at the University of Siena. He was President of The Congress Europerio 2 in Florence and a Member of the Organizing Committee of the Congress Europerio 5 in Madrid.He is a member of the Congress Organisation Committee of the European Federation of Periodontology and is Fellow of the International College of Dentistry. Prof. Massimo De Sanctis is a Member of the American Academy of Periodontology.He was also past president of the Italian Society of Periodontology and the past president of the Italian Coordinating Committee for the Scientific Societies.


Dr. Luca De Stavola DMD

Italien, Padova

Luca De Stavola covers the position of Visiting professor of Periodontology and lecturer for the Osseointegrated implantology Master of the University of Padua (Italy).

Graduaded in 2001 at the University of Padua (Italy) dental school, Luca De Stavola gets his specialization in Oral Surgeryin 2007 at the “Privatzahnklinik Schloss Schellenstein” (Westfalen-Lippe, Germany) under the guidance of Prof. F. Khoury; in the same year he concludes the Master of Oral Medicine in implantology at the Westfalischen Wilhelms University in Münster (Germany).

An internationally renowned speaker for his interdisciplinary approach between periodontology and restorative surgery, Luca De Stavola is author of several research peer reviewed papers, and is an active SIO (Italian Association of Osseointegrated Implantology) and EAO (European Academy of Osseointegration) member, and is widely considered one of the most emerging Italian speakers in bone reconstruction and soft tissue management. His latest publications and courses focus on computer-guided bone surgery and optimal soft tissue management.


Dr. Jan Derks

Schweden, Göteborg

Jan Derks is a specialist in periodontics and sees patients at the specialist clinic of periodontics in Gothenburg, Sweden. He received his PhD from the University of Gothenburg where he maintains a position at the Department of Periodontology, Institute of Odontology. His research is focused on biological complications associated with dental implants.


Nikolaos Donos DDS, MS, FHEA, FDSRC, PhD

Vereingtes Königreich von Großbritannien und Nordirland, London

Professor Nikos Donos is the Chair of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, the Director of Clinical Research, the Head of the Centre for Oral Clinical Research and the Lead for the Centre of Oral Immunobiology & Regenerative Medicine at the Institute of Dentistry, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Prof. Donos is also the Director of the ITI scholarship Centre and the Director of the Osteology Research Scholarship Centre, both at QMUL.

In 2009, Professor Donos has been awarded the title of Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry in Hong Kong, in 2012 the title of Adjunct Professor at the Dental School, Griffith University in Australia,  in 2015 the title of Honorary Professor at UCL-Eastman Dental Institute and in 2019 the title of Honorary Professor, School of Dentistry,  University of Queensland, Australia.

In 2011, Professor Donos was awarded the prestigious International Association for Dental Research (IADR)-Periodontology Group Award in Periodontal Regenerative Medicine and in 2019 the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Clinical Research Award for his contribution as co-author for “outstanding published scientific manuscript with direct clinical relevance and application to the practice of periodontics”. In 2004, Professor Donos received the European Association of Osseointegration (EAO)- Basic Science Research Award.

Professor Donos was the President of the British Society of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry (BSP) (2020) and is a board member at the Osteology Foundation- Switzerland as well as the Academic Representative at the Committee of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI)(UK).

Professor Donos is involved as editorial board member in international peer-reviewed journals in the field of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry where he has published more than 240 scientific publications. Professor Donos is/has been involved in a number of consensus conferences for the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), the European Association of Osseointegration (EAO), The International Team for Oral Implantology (ITI) and the Osteology Foundation all of which provide the most up-to-date evidence based information for different clinical situations in the fields of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.   

Prof Donos has significant clinical experience in providing advanced treatment modalities to patients suffering from severe periodontal disease. Those modalities  include all steps (non-surgical and surgical) for the treatment of periodontal disease including periodontal and bone tissue regeneration and replacement of missing teeth with dental implants. Furthermore, Professor Donos has significant experience in non-surgical and surgical treatment of peri-implant diseases (peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis). All the above clinical problems and their treatments are topics that Professor Donos regularly covers in his lectures on a national and international level.




Prof. Dr. med. dent. Peter Eickholz

Deutschland, Frankfurt

Peter Eickholz ist Direktor der Poliklinik für Parodontologie des Zentrums der Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde (Carolinum) an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. Er ist Mitglied im Editorial Board des Journal of Clinical Periodontology, im wissenschaftlichen Beirat der Deutschen Zahnärztlichen Zeitschrift und Chefredakteur der Zeitschrift PARODONTOLOGIE, engagiert sich in verschiedenen Fachgesellschaften und hat auf dem Gebiet der Parodontologie vielfach publiziert und referiert.


Prof. Dr. Bahar Eren Kuru

Türkei, Istanbul

Dr. Roberto Farina DDS, PhD, MSc

Italien, Ferrara

Associate Professor and Chair of Oral Surgery, School of Dentistry, University of Ferrara. Member of the Directive Council of the Research Center for the Study of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases at the same University (Director: Prof. L. Trombelli). Member of the Expert Council of the Osteology Foundation.

Graduated in Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis (2003). PhD in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2007). Visiting research fellow at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration, University of Michigan (2007). Master of Science in Clinical and Epidemiological Research (2009).

Dr. Farina's research interests are limited to Periodontology and Oral Implantology, and include the pathogenetic, diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic aspects of periodontal and peri-implant diseases. To date, Dr. Farina has published several book chapters and scientific articles in the major international peer-reviewed journals of the dental field. Dr. Farina is also Associate Editor of Minerva Stomatologica, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Dental Research and the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, and member of the peer review panel of the Journal of Periodontology, of Medicina Oral, Patologia Oral y Cirugía Bucal and of the Journal Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. 


Prof. Dr. Magda Feres


Dr. Feres is a periodontist (Certificate and Masters degrees), received her Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) degree in Oral Biology from Harvard University/Forsyth Institute (USA) and has a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Microbiology from Forsyth Institute. She is the Dean for Dental Research and Graduate Education and a full-time professor (Periodontal Department) at Guarulhos University (SP, Brazil)

She is the President Elect of the International Academy of Periodontology (IAP) and of the IADR Periodontal Research Group, Associate Editor of the International Dental Journal, and a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Dental Research, Clinical Oral Implants Research, Journal of Periodontology and Journal of Periodontal Research.

Her main research field is the diagnostic and treatment of different periodontal infections, with great emphasis on Randomized Clinical Trials evaluating the clinical and microbiological effects of antimicrobial agents in the treatment of periodontitis. Other areas of research include: the influence of supragingival plaque control in the outcomes of periodontal treatment, control of bacteria in dental aerosols, halitosis, peri-implantitis, in vitro and ex vivo biofilm models and oral ecology, including the search for novel periodontal pathogens.

Dr. Feres has received some important awards, including the Clinical Research Award given by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) for the “most outstanding scientific article with direct clinical relevance in periodontics”, in the year of 2002. In 2014, one of her publications (Pérez-Chaparro et al. 2014) was selected for the F1000Prime, and it was recommended as being of special significance in the periodontal field by Dr. Robert Palmer, a renowned researcher at NIDCR (MD, USA). Further, Dr. Feres has lectured extensively in United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, and has authored over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals, having an ISI h-index of 26 and a Scopus h-index of 27.


Prof. Dr. Elena Figuero DDS

Spanien, Madrid

Elena Figuero is full-time associate professor in periodontology at the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain), where she teaches on the degree in dentistry, the master’s degree in periodontology (a postgraduate programme accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology), and the master of science degree.

She graduated in dentistry from the University Complutense (2002), from which she later received her master’s degree in periodontology (2008) and her PhD in dentistry (2009). She also has a master’s degree in biostatistics and research methodology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2012).

Dr Figuero is the manager of the ETEP research group on the aetiology and therapy of periodontal disease, and director of the Spanish society of periodontology (SEPA) programme on research methodology in dentistry.

She has contributed 40 articles to scientific publications and written eight book chapters. As well as giving presentations and communications at numerous national and international congresses, she participated in various editions of the EFP’s Perio Workshop, held at La Granja de San Ildefonso (Spain). She is also the Ambassador of EuroPerio9 in Spain.

Dr. Rok Gašperšič

Slowakei, Ljubljana

Dr. William V. Giannobile

Deutschland, Boston

Dr. William Giannobile, dean of Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), is a leader in the field of periodontology and an internationally recognized scholar in oral regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and precision medicine. He is an alumnus of HSDM, with an advanced degree in periodontology and oral biology. In September, 2020, he was appointed the 11th dean of HSDM.

Prior to HSDM, he served as the Najjar Endowed Professor and chair of the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He was also a professor of biomedical engineering at the College of Engineering and Biointerfaces Institute. He received his DDS and MS in oral biology from the University of Missouri. He later received his certificate in periodontology and Doctor of Medical Sciences in oral biology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He completed postdoctoral training in molecular biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Giannobile previously held positions as a faculty member at HSDM as an assistant professor of Periodontology and at the Forsyth Institute.  He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Genoa Medical School Biotechnology Institute and the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London.

Giannobile’s research focuses on oral and periodontal regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and precision medicine. He has maintained a continuously NIH-funded research program over the past 25 years, and serves as co-principal investigator for the NIDCR-supported Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine Resource Center. The goal of the center is to translate early stage dental, oral and craniofacial reconstructive technologies into clinical practice. He has produced over 300 manuscripts, textbook chapters, and patents focused on periodontology, regenerative medicine and oral health research. He is the editor or co-editor of nine books focused on clinical, translational research, periodontology and regenerative medicine. Giannobile recently completed a ten-year term as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Dental Research, theofficial journal of the International Association for Dental Research. Giannobile is also a consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Dental Devices. He serves as an associate editor for the upcoming report on the Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health – 2020.

Last year, Giannobile received the American Dental Association’s Norton Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Academy of Periodontology. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association for Dental Research and the International and American Colleges of Dentists. He is a past president of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, and currently serves as the president of the Osteology Foundation, an organization devoted to oral tissue regeneration by the promotion of science and clinical practice. In addition to his research efforts, he is involved in clinical and didactic teaching in periodontology and will practice clinically in periodontics and implant dentistry at the Harvard Dental Center.


Prof. Dr. Moshe Goldstein

Israel, Jerusalem

In 1986, Professor Goldstein graduated from the Hadassah School of Dental Medicine to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. In 1990, he completed his speciality training in Periodontology at the same faculty. Professor Goldstein is Head of Post-graduate Training in Periodontology at Hadassah School of Dental Medicine to the University of Jerusalem. He manages his own private practice specialised in periodontology and implantology in Tel Aviv.

Professor Goldstein is Chairman of the Israel Periodontal Society and President of the European Federation of Periodontology. He is a lecturer of worldwide authority and a clinical specialist. He is engaged in many clinical, scientific and educational projects on a national and international level.

Professor Goldstein participates in various scientific studies, development and clinical application of periodontal surgical techniques, bone regeneration materials and dental implant systems. He gives lectures all around the globe, and has publications on various topics, mainly on periodontic, plastic and reconstructive surgery and implantology.

Professor Goldstein is a member of Professor Moshonov's team in ADVANCED DENTAL CENTER and dental clinic ROYAL DENT, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.


Dr. Marjolaine Gosset

Frankreich, Paris

Prof. Dr. Klaus Gotfredsen

Dänemark, Kobenhavn N

Dr. Klaus Gotfredsen is Professor and Chairman at the Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
He graduated in 1984 from the School of Dentistry, University of Aarhus, Denmark. He has also graduated in Medical Sociology and Medical Psychology from Aarhus University, Denmark. He started as PhD student in Copenhagen in 1986 and received a Danish PhD degree in 1990. In 2001 he received a Swedish PhD degree from the Department of Periodontology of the Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Sweden.

Dr. Gotfredsen has published more than 120 scientific papers in the fields of Implant and Prosthetic Dentistry. He serves as reviewer for a number of clinical and scientific journals and has lectured extensively internationally in the field of Implant Dentistry. He is President of the education committee under the Scandinavian Society of Prosthetic Dentistry. He is the former President of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) and a board member of a number of dental societies. He chaired the 1999 European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark.

His major subject areas for research are implant dentistry and prosthetic dentistry including 3D- dentistry, biomaterials and oral health related quality of life.


Prof. Dr. Filippo Graziani

Italien, Pisa

Prof. Dr. Filippo Graziani ist Professor für Parodontologie an der Universität von Pisa, Italien, darüber hinaus Gastprofessor an der Universität von Hongkong und Dozent an der University College London (UK) sowie seit März 2019 Präsident der European Federation of Periodontology (EFP).

Prof. Graziani schloss 1998 sein Studium der Zahnmedizin an der Universität von Pisa mit Auszeichnung ab und promovierte 2001 in Mund- und Kieferchirurgie an der Universität von Neapel (Italien). Seinen Facharzt in der Parodontologie hat er 2004 am Eastman Dental Institute am University College London erworben. Weitere Qualifikationen sind ein Master-Abschluss in klinischer Forschung (Universität Pisa) und eine Spezialisierung für Oralchirurgie. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte liegen in der parodontalen Chirurgie und der Parodontalmedizin. Er ist Autor zahlreicher Beiträge in internationalen Fachzeitschriften und Gutachter für verschiedene Fachzeitschriften. Prof. Graziani erhielt den zweiten Preis für die Absolventenforschung der European Federation of Periodontology (2005), den Robinson Award der American Academy of Periodontology (2013), den Jaccard Prize for Clinical Research der European Federation of Periodontology (2015) und den HM Goldman-Preis der Italienischen Gesellschaft für Parodontologie (2017). Graziani war der Koordinator des Europäischen Zahnfleischgesundheitstages 2017.


Dr. Adrian Guerrero DDS, MSc, PhD

Spanien, Marbella

Dr. Adrian Guerrero holds a degree in dentistry from the University of Granada is a periodontist from  the University College London. Besides being a renowned specialist who enjoys his daily work, he is committed to the dissemination of his specialty to colleagues in his field. In this regard Dr.Guerrero is invited as a visiting professor for Graduates at the University of Barcelona (UB),he is the current vice president of the board of the Spanish Society of Periodontology (SEPA) and is a speaker at local courses and international conferences on his specialty.


Dr. George Hajishengallis DDS, PhD

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Philadelphia

The field of interest of the Hajishengallis laboratory lies at the host-microbe interface at mucosal surfaces, and their work has illuminated novel mechanisms of microbial dysbiosis, inflammation, and tissue homeostasis. More recently, the laboratory has been also working on projects regarding the impact of aging on the immune system, regulation of myelopoiesis and trained innate immunity. The combination of basic scientific and translational research has led to innovative approaches to clinical problems, such as exemplified by complement-targeted inhibition of periodontal disease. The research program of the laboratory is mainly supported by the NIH/NIDCR and has published over 200 papers (with over 21,000 citations; h-index 74 – Google Scholar), including publications in journals of general scientific interest, such as Cell, Nature Immunology, Science Translational Medicine, Cell Host & Microbe, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Nature Communications, PNAS, Science Signaling, Nature Reviews Immunology, and Nature Reviews Microbiology. The laboratory’s research has been featured in Nature Reviews, Faculty of 1000-Biology, the NIH/NIDCR website, Scientific American, AAAS Science Update, WHYY-FM (NPR, Philadelphia) and the popular press. Dr. Hajishengallis was awarded the Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Biology from the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) in 2012 and a MERIT award from the NIH in 2016. He has been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher (Cross-Field category) by Clarivate Analytics in 2018 and 2020.


Prof. Dr. Lisa J. A. Heitz-Mayfield BDS, MDSc, Odont

Australien, Perth

Professor Lisa Heitz-Mayfield, an Adelaide graduate, obtained a Master's in periodontology (1996) and PhD (1998) from Lund University, Sweden. Her doctorate focused on periodontal and peri-implant regeneration. She received a scholarship to the Brånemark Osseointegration Centre, Sweden, and an ITI Scholarship to the University of Bern, Switzerland where she was Head of the Oral Microbiology Research Laboratory from 1999 to 2003. She was awarded the André Schroeder Research Prize in Implant Dentistry in 2002. Her positions include Adjunct Professor at the International Research Collaborative, University of Western Australia, Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, and Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong. She is the Chair of the ITI Research committee and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Clinical Oral Implants Research. She maintains a specialist periodontal practice in Perth.


Prof. Dr. Palle Holmstrup

Dänemark, Copenhagen

Palle Holmstrup was born in 1945 and graduated from The Royal Dental College in Copenhagen in 1971. He received his PhD. from the same institution in 1976, Board certification in Oral Surgery 1983, Dr.Odont. 1985, Honorary Doctor, University of Gothenburg 2005. Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery, University Hospital of Copenhagen 1977-85 and 1985-88 Associate Professor, Dept. of Oral Pathology and Medicine, Royal Dental College Copenhagen. From 1988 Professor and Chairman, Department of Periodontology and 2004-06 and from 2013 also Chairman at Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Also Guest Professor and Chairman at Dept. of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Aarhus, Denmark 2008-2012, presently Adjunct Professor. Research activities in Oral Medicine and Periodontology with special emphasis on associations between periodontal and general health. About 250 publications in national and international journals and textbooks, including about 140 in peer reviewed journals and 28 book chapters. H-index 38. Editorial Board Member of 5 international journals of oral health sciences. Referee for 27 journals oral health and medical sciences. Editor-in-chief Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry 2002-14 and Nordic Yearbook Odontology from 1998. From 2014 Editor-in chief Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. Pre- and postgraduate teaching in Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Periodontology since 1971. More than 400 invited guest lectures and postgraduate courses in Europe, Africa, USA, South America, Russia and Asia. 2001-2004 Member of International Association for Dental Research Committee on Ethics in Dental Research, Chairman 2003-04. From 1998 Board Member of Scand Soc Periodontol, President 2003-06 and from 2013. From 2009 President of Danish Acad of Periodontol.


Prof. Dr. Markus B. Hürzeler

Deutschland, München

Prof. Dr. Markus Hürzeler zählt zu den weltweit führenden Spezialisten für komplexe Implantatbehandlungen. Von ihm entwickelte Operationsmethoden kommen selbst bei schwierigsten Fällen mit großem Erfolg zum Einsatz. Entsprechend ist Prof. Hürzeler ein international gefragter Referent und Ausbilder für Zahnärzte. Markus Hürzeler studierte Zahnmedizin in Zürich und habilitierte 1995 an der Universität Freiburg, wo er seit 1998 auch einen Lehrauftrag hat.


Prof. Dr. Mark Ide

Vereingtes Königreich von Großbritannien und Nordirland, London

Supervised over 30 research projects mostly at Masters level including 4 PhDs. Research work has been a mixture of basic sciences, clinical and translational investigating dentine sensitivity treatment and assessment, periodontal- systemic links and inflammation including pregnancy outcome, monitoring and assessment of periodontal tissues in health and disease.

Currently focusing on biomarkers for periodontal and other diseases, periodontal-systemic links, inflammation, epidemiology, disease measurement and associations with microbiome, as well as tissues imaging and the use of technology for education and for improving the physical performance of clinicians.

Involved in dental education for over 25 years at DCP, BDS and postgraduate level, Discipline (clinical and academic) lead for Periodontology for 14 years and postgraduate / specialist program lead for 10 years, developing undergraduate and postgraduate programs using technology and new clinical innovations with an evidence-based approach. 


Prof. Dr. Dr. Søren Jepsen MS

Deutschland, Bonn

Studium der Zahnmedizin, später der Medizin an der Universität Hamburg. 1982-1985 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abt. Zahnärztliche Prothetik und Werkstoffkunde an der Universität Hamburg. 1987-1988 Postgraduate-Programm Parodontologie (DAAD-Stipendium), Loma Linda University (LLU), Kalifornien, USA. 1990-1991 Postdoktorand (DFG-Stipendium) im Laboratory for Mineral Metabolism und Master of Science-Programm (Parodontologie/Implantologie) an der LLU. 1990 US-Certificate in Periodontics. 1992-2002 Oberarzt in der Klinik für Zahnerhaltungskunde und Parodontologie an der Universität Kiel. 1998-2006 Vorstandsmitglied der DGP. 2002 Ruf auf den Lehrstuhl (C4) für Zahnerhaltung und Parodontologie an der Universität Bonn, Direktor der Poliklinik für Parodontologie, Zahnerhaltung und Präventive Zahnheilkunde im Zentrum für ZMK. Seit 2005 Gewähltes Mitglied der Leopoldina (Deutsche Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften). 2007 Ruf an die Universität Bern, Schweiz. 2008-2015 Sprecher der DFG-Klinischen Forschergruppe 208 („Ursachen und Folgen von Parodontopathien“) an der Universität Bonn. Seit 2012 Vorstandsmitglied und 2015 - 2016 Präsident der European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). 2018 Wissenschaftlicher Tagungspräsident EuroPerio9, 2018 Special Citation Award der American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), 2019 International Association for Dental Research (IADR/PRG) Award in Regenerative Periodontal Medicine, 2019 Lehrpreis der Universität Bonn.


Prof. Dr. med. dent. Ronald E. Jung PhD

Schweiz, Zürich

Ronald Jung ist in Prothetik, Implantologie und Oralchirurgie ausgebildet. Gegenwärtig ist er Leiter der Abteilung für Implantologie der Klinik für Rekonstruktive Zahnmedizin am Zentrum für Zahnmedizin, Universität Zürich. Im Jahr 2006 arbeitete er als Visiting Associate Professor an der Abteilung für Parodontologie der Universität Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, USA (Vorsitzender: Prof. Dr. D. Cochran). 2008 vollendete er seine Habilitation (venia legendi) in der Zahnmedizin und wurde von der Universität Zürich dafür ernannt. Im Jahr 2011 erhielt er seinen PhD Doktortitel von der Universität in Amsterdam, ACTA Dental School, Niederlande. Im Jahr 2013 arbeitete er als Gastdozent in der Abteilung für Zahnerhalt und wissenschaftliche Biomaterialien an der Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, USA. 2015 wurde er zum Professor für Implantologie an der Universität Zürich ernannt. Ronald Jung ist ein anerkannter und international renommierter Dozent und Forscher, der für seine Arbeit im Bereich der Hart- und Weichgewebemanagement und seine Forschung über neue Technologien in der Implantologie und der rekonstruktiven Zahnmedizin bekannt ist. Zurzeit ist er Vorstandsmitglied der European Association for Osseointegration (EAO), Past Präsident der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Rekonstruktive Zahnmedizin (SSRD) und ein Vorstandsmitglied der Osteology Foundation.


Dr. Sérgio Kahn

Brasilien, Florianópolis

Dr. Anhgela R. Kamer DMD, MS, PhD

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, New York

Dr. Alpdogan Kantarci DDS, PhD, CAGS

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Cambridge

Dr. Kantarci is an Associate Member of the Staff at the Forsyth Institute and the Director of Clinical Operations at Forsyth Faculty Associates dental clinic in Cambridge, MA, USA, works as a Faculty Member at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, and serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Boston University Henry Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He has started his career as dentist after graduating from Istanbul University in 1991. He completed his clinical and PhD studies at Istanbul University at the Department of Periodontology joining the faculty. He moved to the USA in 1999 as a postdoctoral fellow at Boston University. Upon completing his postdoctoral studies in 2002, he has started clinical periodontology training at Boston University. After graduating, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in 2004 at the Henry Goldman School of Medicine. He was promoted to the Associate Professorship in 2009. In 2010, he joined the Forsyth Institute maintaining his adjunct faculty position at Boston University.

During his academic career, Dr. Kantarci has been actively involved in training, education and patient care. He has mentored more than 30 PhD, doctorate, and Master’s theses; directed and taught in several graduate and postgraduate clinical and didactic dentistry courses. He serves in the editorial board and as a reviewer of 15 dental and medical scientific journals. He is the recipient of numerous federal, international and industry-supported research grants and holds several patents. He has published more than 85 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, wrote book chapters, and has presented more than 170 oral talks and posters in dental and medical congresses.

His passion is the translation of scientific knowledge to patient care. Through this, Dr. Kantarci believes that health can be improved, lost tissues due to disease can be restored and success can be maintained over long-term. He is an active cyclist, loves traveling and exploring.


Prof. Dr. Moritz Kebschull

Deutschland, Bonn
1978: Jahrgang 1978. 2004: Staatsexamen Uni Münster. 2004: Promotion zum Dr. med. dent. 2004-2007: Weiterbildungsassistent Privatpraxis. 2007-2009: NIH/NIDCR Fellowship Columbia University, New York. 2008: Fachzahnarzt für Parodontologie. 2009: DG PARO Spezialist für Parodontologie. 2009-2011: DFG Stipendiat Universität Bonn. 2011: wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/Fachzahnarzt Universität Bonn. 2011: Deutscher Millerpreis der DGZMK. 2014: Habilitation, Universität Bonn. Seit 2015: Oberarzt, Poliklinik für Parodontologie, Zahnerhaltung und Präventive Zahnheilkunde, Universität Bonn. 2015: IADR/AADR William Gies Award for Clinical Research. Seit 2015: Adjunct Associate Professor of Dental Medicine, Columbia University, New York. Seit 2015: Erster Beisitzer, Vorstand DG PARO.

Prof. Dr. Björn Klinge

Schweden, Stockholm

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kocher

Deutschland, Greifswald
1974-1979: Studium der Zahnmedizin an der Universität Tübingen. 1981: Promotion. 1992: Habilitation. Seit 1995: Leiter der Abteilung Parodontologie der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald. Seit 2016 Direktor der Poliklinik für Zahnerhaltung, Parodontologie, Endodontologie, Kinderzahnheilkunde und präventive Zahnmedizin Seit 1995: wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgebiete: Epidemiologie der Parodontitis, Interaktion Parodontitis/Herzkreislauf-Erkrankungen, Wurzel- und Implantatoberflächenbearbeitung, - Entwicklung von Instrumenten und deren präklinische und klinische Prüfung.

Prof. Dr. Kenneth Kornman MS, PhD

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Ann Arbor

Dr. Kenneth Kornman founded Interleukin Genetics, Inc. and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Periodontology. He has also been a Consultant and scientific researcher for many major oral care and pharmaceutical companies. Prior to that, he served as Department Chair and Professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He serves as a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Nutrilite Health Institute. He holds additional academic appointments at The University of Texas Health Science Center and Harvard University. Dr. Kornman holds six patents in the pharmaceutical area, has published three books and more than 100 articles and abstracts and has lectured and consulted worldwide on the transfer of technology to clinical practice. He earned his DDS from Emory University, Atlanta. Dr. Kornman also holds an MS in Periodontics from the University of Michigan, School of dentistry and a PhD in Microbiology-Immunology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Prof. Dr. Purnima Kumar BDS, MS, PhD

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Columbus

Prof. Dr. Marja Laine

Niederlande, Amsterdam

Dr. Markus Laky MSc

Österreich, Wien

Nach dem Studium der Medizin an der Universität Heidelberg und der Universität Wien (Promotion 1999) erfolgt die zahnmedizinische Ausbildung an der Universität Wien, Abschluss im Jahr 2002. 2002/2003 Grundwehrdienst im Heeresspital Wien. Von 2003 bis 2010 Universitätsassistent an der Abteilung für Parodontologie und Prophylaxe, Medizinische Universität Wien. Von September 2010 bis 2015 an der Division für zahnärztliche Ausbildung und seit 2015 an der Division für Zahnerhaltung und Parodontologie an der Universitätszahnklinik Wien tätig.

Ausbildung zum klinischen Prüfarzt der Ärztekammer Wien (2006), Absolvierung der Moderatorenausbildung des zahnärztlichen Interessensverbandes (2006), Lehrauftrag zum Thema Hämostase am physiologischen Institut der Medizinischen Universität Wien in den Jahren 2007-2018. Abschluss des postgraduellen Ausbildungsprogrammes Parodontologie der Medizinischen Universität Wien 2010, „Curriculum Ästhetische Zahnheilkunde“ der DGÄZ 2014, „Curriculum Endodontie“ tec2 2014.


Dr. Evanthia Lalla DDS

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, New York

Dr. Lalla received dental degrees from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and from Columbia University in New York City, and a Masters in Periodontics from Columbia University. Upon completion of her specialty training in Periodontics, she joined the full time faculty at Columbia. She received University Tenure and is currently a Professor of Dental Medicine and the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

Her research has primarily focused on the field of periodontal infections and their link with diabetes mellitus and atherosclerosis, and has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, as well as industry and foundations. She is the recipient of prestigious awards, including the Antony A. Rizzo Young Investigator Award from the International Association for Dental Research and the World Periodontal Research Award from the Sunstar Foundation for Oral Health Promotion. Dr. Lalla is the immediate past president of the Periodontal Research Group of the International Association for Dental Research. She has published several articles in high impact medical and dental journals and has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally.


Dr. France Lambert

Belgien, Liege

Dr. France Lambert graduated from the University of Liege in Periodontology, where she continued to obtain a PhD in the same subject. She has also completed a fellowship program in oral implantology at the prestigious Harvard School of Dental Medicine as well as the University of Washington.

She is currently Head of Clinic in the Periodontology and Oral Surgery Departement at the University of Liege. Her clinical work is focused exclusively on implantology, mucogingival surgery and periodontics. Her scientific research areas target different aspects of the use of biomaterial and dental implants


Dr. Luca Landi

Italien, Rom

Prof. em. Dr. Dr. Niklaus P. Lang

Professor Lang received his dental degree at the University of Berne in 1968 and his Dr. Med. dent. In 1970. After obtaining a Master of Science in Periodontology at the University of Michigan, USA, Professor Lang  returned to the University of Berne to earn his PhD in 1978. Currently Professor of Implant Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR PR China, in the area of oral rehabilitation.

Author of over 520 refereed publications and conference proceedings, Professor Lang holds four honorary doctorates as well as honorary memberships of 10 national societies and received Honour’s including the “Prix Louis Metzger” (1968) from the Swiss Dental Association (SSO) and the “Basic Science in Periodontal Disease Award” (1992) from the International Association for Dental Research. Former President of the International Team of Implantology (ITI) and the Swiss Society of Periodontology (SSP). Professor Lang is editor-in-chief of Clinical Oral Implants Research. Professor Lang actively participates in clinical research related to implant dentistry, periodontology, aetiology and pathogenesis of peri-implant infections risk evaluations wound healing and oral microbiology.


Dr. Antonio Liñares


Dr Liñares trained at the University of Santiago de Compsotela (Spain), and qualified as a dentist in 2000. From 2002 to 2005 he completed his training in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute in London achieving the MClinDent in Periodontology, and also becoming Board of the European Federation of Periodontology. After that, he moved back to Spain and continued his collaboration with the Eastman Dental Institute under the direction of Professor Donos. In 2010 Dr Liñares obtained his PhD degree with honours as a European Doctorate at the University of Santiago de Compostela, under the direction of Professor Donos and Professor Juan Blanco.

In 2007 he was awarded with the most prestigious award in research of the Spanish Society of Periodontology (Fonseca Prize). During the period 2007 - 2016 Dr Liñares was Member of the Executive Board of the Spanish Society of Periodontology, and recently was appointed as Member of the Junior Committee of the European Federation of Periodontology.

In the last 10 years he was teaching at the Master program in Periodontology of the University of Santiago de Compostela. Since 2007 he was Honorary Research Fellow at the Eastman Dental Institute, and since 2016 he is Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Queen Mary University of London. He also has lectured nationally and internationally with main focus on periodontal regeneration, mucogingival therapy, guided bone regeneration, immediate implant therapy and treatment of peri-implantitis. Dr Liñares has his main focus on private practice but also he has continued with his research profile, publishing in the most important journals in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.  Dr Liñares has been an ITI Fellow since 2016.


Dr. Tomas Linkevičius DDS, Dip. Pros, PhD

Litauen, Vilnius

Tomas Linkevičius, DDS, Dip. Pros, PhD, ist Professor an der Vilnius-Universität in Vilnius, Litauen, wo er seine Fortbildung in prothetischer Zahnheilkunde absolvierte und die Facharztprüfung für zahnärztliche Prothetik ablegte. Er graduierte im Jahr 2000 an der Medizinischen Universität Kaunas in Kaunas, Litauen, zum DDS und verteidigte 2009 seine Dissertation an der Riga Stradins Universität in Riga, Lettland. Er hat Dutzende Artikel für internationale Peer-reviewed Zeitschriften und mehrere Lehrbücher verfasst, wie Cementation in Dental Implantology (Springer, 2015) und Implants in the Aesthetic Zone (Springer, 2019). Im Rahmen seiner Forschungsarbeit entwickelte er Behandlungskonzepte ohne Knochenverlust, ein evidenzbasiertes klinisches Protokoll, mit dessen Hilfe sich krestale Knochenstabilität an dentalen Implantaten herstellen lässt. Er hält international Vorträge zu diesem Thema und ist aktives Mitglied zahlreicher Fachgesellschaften, wie der Academy of Osseointegration und der European Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Linkevičius hat sich mit seiner eigenen Praxis auf zahnärztliche Prothetik und dentale Implantologie spezialisiert und untersucht auch weiterhin mit der Vilnius Research Group Behandlungskonzepte ohne Knochenverlust.


Prof. Dr. Bruno Loos


Prof. dr. Bruno G. Loos (Dental Degree 1981 VU University Amsterdam) received a MSc degree in Periodontology (Loma Linda University, CA, USA 1982-1985). Thereafter Loos studied Oral Biology at SUNY at Buffalo, NY, USA (PhD 1992, postdoc 1993). He works at the Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA) and is chairman of the section Periodontology/Oral Biochemistry. Further, he is director of the postgraduate Master’s programme in Oral Health Sciences at ACTA and course director of the post-graduate profile Periodontology. Loos is co-director of ACTA’s research program “Oral Infections and Inflammation” and he is involved in research projects related to the susceptibility/genetics, microbiology and immunobiology of periodontal diseases, metagenomics of periodontitis infections and computational biology of this complex disease. Further he is directing clinical research projects investigating the relationships between oral health and cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.


Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Lopez

Dänemark, Aarhus

Prof. Eli Machtei

Israel, Haifa

Prof. Machtei is currently the head of the Rambam School of graduate dentistry and chairman of the department of Periodontology. He has earned his DMD degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and certificate of postgraduate training in periodontology from Boston University. He served for over a decade as a senior faculty in the department of periodontology at Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem before moving to the department of Oral Biology at the State University of New York at Buffalo were he conducted several large scales epidemiological and treatment studies at the PDCRC. Later, Prof. Machtei moved to Haifa to head the school of graduate dentistry at the RHCC. He is an associate professor at the faculty of medicine at the Technion (Israeli Institute of Technology) in Haifa and a visiting faculty at the Division of Periodontology, Department of oral medicine infection and immunity at Harvard University in Boston.

Prof. Machtei has published over 160 papers in peer review journals in addition to over 160 abstracts. For his publications he won the Earl Robinson award of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Ana Halprin award of the ISOMS and the Deutche Gesellschaft fur Paradontologie innovation award.

His main research focus is on bone regeneration around teeth and implants and the factors associated with periodontal and periimplant disease progression.


Dr. Aslan Mammadov DDS, MSc, PhD


Aslan Mammadov received his Dentistry Diploma (DDS) from  Azerbaijan Medical University in 2001. He visited the residency program at Erlangen-Nurenberg University Hospital, department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology, Germany in 2004. He obtained curriculum in Oral implantology from Eppendorf University Medical Center, Hamburg in 2006. He completed postgraduate program in Periodontology at the institute of Periodontology and Implantology (IPI) in Munich, Germany from 2007-2010. He obtained Master of Science degree (MSc) in Oral Implantology from J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt in 2011-2013. Since 2013, he continues his post-graduate education and research in Department of Periodontology, Vienna Medical University and got the sertificate of a specialist in Periodontology from the Austrian Society of Periodontology in 2014. Since 2007, he works as an Assistant Professor in Department of  Prosthodontics in Azerbaijan Medical University. He received his PhD degree from the same university in 2015. He is vice president of Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology and European Federation of Periodontology Delegate of the Society. He is member of the German Society of Periodontology (DGP), Austrian Society of Periodontology (OeGP), American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), European Federation of Periodontology, German Assosiation of Dental Implantology (DGZI) and International Team for lmplantology (ITI). He speaks fluently Azerbaijani, Russian, English and German languages.


Dr. Mauro Merli


Mauro Merli graduated from the University of Bologna with a degree in medicine and surgery in 1986 and with a degree in odontostomatology in 1989. He is an active member of SIdP, AIOP and the European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. He is past president of SIdP and author of the multimedia books Implant Therapy (Quintessence, 2013) and Prosthetic Therapy in Implantology (Quintessence) as well as several scientific articles. He is currently professor of periodontology at the Marche Polytechnic University, President of the Merli Clinic. Together with his brother Aldo and sister Monica, Dr Merli runs a private practice founded by his father Mario.


Prof. Dr. Andrea Mombelli

Schweiz, Genf

Professor and Director Division of Periodontology at the University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. Board certified periodontist, Swiss Society of Periodontology. Prof. for Periodontology and oral microbiology.

He has extensive experience in the field of Periodontology and has published numerous research papers on clinical and microbiological aspects of periodontal diseases and peri-implant infections. Professor and Chair, Division of Periodontology and Oral Physiopathology; Associate Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Has a specific interest in Microbiology, Implant Dentistry, Clinical Trials, Periodontology, Dental Implantology, Periodontics and Oral Pathology, Bone Regeneration, Oral Implantology and Osseointegration.


Prof. Dr. Eduardo Montero DDS

Spanien, Madrid

Graduated in Dentistry (DDS) at the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain in 2008.

Master in Dental Sciences (2008-2010). University Complutense of Madrid

Master in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (2011-2014). University Complutense of Madrid

EFP (European Federation of Periodontology) Certificate of Specialized Training in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (2014)


Awarded 4-year scholarship as Research Fellow. University Complutense of Madrid (2012-2016).

Collaborating Professor in External Practice. University Complutense of Madrid (2016-2018)

Professor of the post-graduate program in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. University Complutense of Madrid (2015-Present)

Associate Professor. University Complutense of Madrid (2018-Present)


Dr. Niki Moutsopoulos DDS, PhD

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Bethesda

Dr. Moutsopoulos received a DDS degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/Greece in 1998, completed her specialization in periodontology at the University of Maryland, and obtained a PhD in immunology while working in the laboratory of Dr. Sharon Wahl at NIDCR. Dr. Moutsopoulos has worked as a clinical fellow at the NIH under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Holland (LCID/NIAID). Since 2010, Dr. Moutsopoulos has been an independent investigator building a clinical and translational program focused on basic oral immunology and susceptibility to the common human inflammatory disease periodontitis through the study of patients with monogenic immune defects.


Dr. Jose Nart DDS, PhD

Spanien, Barcelona

Doctor in Dental Surgery (DDS)

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC-Barcelona), Spain

PhD in Dentistry

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC-Barcelona), Spain

Certificate in Periodontology and Implants

Tufts University, Boston, USA. 

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry

Professor. Chairman and Program Director, Department of Periodontology, UIC-Barcelona, Spain. European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) accredited program

Vice-President, Spanish Society of Periodontology and Osseointegration (SEPA)

Vice-Dean of Research, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain 2017-19.

Expert Council Committee member, Osteology Foundation

Chairman, 49th Annual Meeting Barcelona 2015, Spanish Society of Periodontology and Osseointegration (SEPA)

International Team of Implantology (ITI) Fellow

Reviewer for Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Clinical Oral Implant Research, Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, Clinical Oral Investigations 

National and International lecturer

International high-impact factor scientific publications (+70 JCR)


Dr. Gustavo G. Nascimento

Dänemark, Aarhus

Prof. Dr. Ian Needleman BDS, MSc, PhD, MRDRCS, FDSRCS, FFPH

Vereingtes Königreich von Großbritannien und Nordirland, London

Ian Needleman joined the practice in 1987 following completion of his specialist clinical training in periodontics at Guy's Hospital. This was followed by posts in periodontology at the London Hospital Medical College and the UCL Eastman Dental Institute. He also holds the Fellowship in Dental Surgery, Membership in Restorative Dentistry and PhD. He was appointed Honorary Consultant to UCLH NHS Foundation Trust in 2007. Ian is a leader in the development of periodontology both nationally and internationally. He is also Professor of Periodontology and Evidence-Informed Healthcare at UCL Eastman Dental Institute where he is involved in the education and training of specialists and runs a clinical research program looking at improving periodontal treatment outcomes. Ian is a very active provider of periodontology training for general dental practice and is engaged in initiatives to develop periodontal care with the British Society of Periodontology and the Department of Health. Specialist services: Periodontics


Dr. Tiernan O'Brien

Irland, Galway

Dr. Tiernan O’Brien graduated from the Dental School at Trinity College Dublin in 1987.

After working for one year in the Dublin Dental Hospital and two years in general practice, he spent the following three years in the Graduate Periodontal Programme at the University of Minnesota where he completed his Master of Science degree and received his specialist certificate in Periodontology.

Following a brief period on the faculty at the University of Minnesota he returned to Ireland and established a practice limited to periodontics and implant dentistry in Galway where he has been working for the last 20 years. In 2004 he co-founded G9 at the Galway Clinic, a multidisciplinary center for implant, prosthetic and surgical dentistry.

Dr. O’Brien is past President of the Irish Society of Periodontology and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on clinical aspects of periodontology and implant dentistry.  He sits on the executive committee of the European Federation of Periodontology as chairman of the communications committee.


Prof. Dr. Panos N. Papapanou DDS, PhD

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, New York

Dr. Papapanou is Professor of Dental Medicine, Chair of the Section of Oral, Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Director of the Division of Periodontics, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

He is internationally recognized for his research in the epidemiology of periodontal diseases, the assessment of microbial and host-derived risk factors, the pathobiology of periodontitis and its role in as a general health stressor in atherosclerosis and pregnancy complications. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, foundations and industry.

He is a member of the advisory board of several scientific journals, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Past President of the Periodontal Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research.


Dr. Michael A. Pikos

Dr. Pikos is originally from Campbell, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Pikos completed an internship at Miami Valley Hospital and residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Montefiore Hospital.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Pikos is the recipient of the 2006 Aaron Gershkoff Memorial Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the 2015 Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Top Educator. He is also the first recipient of the Carl E. Misch Advanced Dental Implant Studies Education Award (2017).

He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. He is also a Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, Adjunct Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, School of Dentistry, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Pikos is on the Editorial Board of the following journals: Implant Dentistry, Inside Dentistry, the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry.

As an OMS, he is one of the first clinicians to recognize the relevance of Cone Beam CT and interactive CT technology for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning along with its implementation for implant based oral rehabilitation. As a result, Dr. Pikos has made this high technology a cornerstone of both his private practice and Institute.

Dr. Pikos has extensive experience in implant surgery and hard and soft tissue procedures. He also emphasizes interactive CT technology along with foundational principles of prosthetics and biomechanics that dictate the ultimate success of comprehensive implant rehabilitation.

Dr. Pikos is the author of the book “Bone Augmentation in Implant Dentistry” published by Quintessence Publishing. He has lectured extensively on dental implants in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Dr. Pikos is an active member and frequent lecturer for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Periodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Pikos is founder and CEO of the Pikos Institute. Since 1990 he has been teaching advanced bone and soft tissue grafting courses along with full arch immediate reconstruction courses with alumni that now number more than 5000 from all 50 states and 43 countries. Dr. Pikos maintains a private practice which is limited exclusively to implant surgery in Trinity, Florida.


Dr. Constanza Pontarolo

Argentinien, Buenos Aires

PD Dr. med. dent. Christoph Andreas Ramseier MAS

Schweiz, Bern

1995 Aus- und Weiterbildung an der Universität Bern 1995 Staatsexamen in Zahnmedizin. 2000 Doktor der Zahnmedizin. 1999 – 2000 Ausbildung zum Spezialisten in Parodontologie und Implantologie an den Zahnmedizinischen Kliniken der Universität Bern. 2004 Facharzt für Parodontologie SSO/SSP und der European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). 1995 – 1996 Familienzahnarzt in der Privatpraxis. 1996 – 1998               Allgemeinzahnarzt und Lektor an der Feusi Dentalhygieneschule Bern. 1999 – 2004 Oberarzt an der Klinik für Parodontologie und Brückenprothetik an den ZMK der Universität Bern. 2004 – 2008 Research Fellow der University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine und dem Michigan Center for Oral Health Research, Ann Arbor, USA. Seit 1. Juli 2008 Oberarzt an der Klinik für Parodontologie, Universität Bern.


Dr. med. dent. Papageorgiou Spyridon DDS

Schweiz, Zürich

Spyros Papageorgiou’s main scientific interests encompass biological and mechanical aspects of orthodontic treatment, giving emphasis in improving treatment outcome and reducing treatment duration and side-effects. His focus is on evidence-based orthodontics founded on systematic reviews with conventional meta-analysis or network meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials, clinical trials assessing the comparative effectiveness or adverse effects of different orthodontic treatment modalities, factors influencing the length and outcome of orthodontic treatment, sources of bias in clinical research in orthodontics, optimization of treatment mechanics to enhance their efficiency by investigating clinical scenarios with numerical (finite element) simulations, and the effect of health and systematic diseases on the biology of orthodontic tooth movement.


Prof. Dr. Maurizio S. Tonetti

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Maurizio Tonetti graduated in Dentistry from Genoa University and received his masters in periodontology from Harvard University. He is a lecturer in Discipline Odontostomatologiche in Bern, Switzerland and currently a full lecturer and director of the Department of Periodontology and the School of Specialisation in Periodontology at Hong Kong University. He previously performed the same role at University College London and University of Connecticut Health Science Center. Dr Tonetti is also the executive director of the Research Group on Periodontology and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. He is an active member and past president of SIdP and a member of the EFP steering committee. He is the author of more than 150 original scientific publications and has been a speaker at many important national and international conventions.


Dr. Leonardo Trombelli

Italien, Ferrara

Leonardo Trombelli is a full professor and chair of the Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry at the University of Ferrara. He has served as the director of the Research Center for the Study of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases at the University of Ferrara and the director of the Dental Clinic, University Hospital, Ferrara. He has been the dean of the Dental School at the University of Ferrara since 2013. He also served as the president of the Medical School at the University of Ferrara from 2014 to 2016. Past president of the SIO from 2007 to 2009. Dr Trombelli is an active member of SIdP and an editorial board member for the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.


Dr. Istvan Urban

Ungarn, Budapest

Dr. Urban received his DMD degree and subsequently his MD degree from Semmelweis University School of Medicine and Dentistry (Budapest, Hungary) in 1991 and 1996. He completed a full time program in oral surgery at St. Istvan Hospital in Budapest, Hungary (1992-1996). He completed his internship program in Periodontics at UCLA. After he graduated from the Fellowship Program (1999-2000) in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, he was appointed assistant professor the following year. Dr. Urban teaches implant dentistry in the graduate program at Loma Linda University. He is licensed in the state of California (USA) and has a private practice in Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Urban received his PhD degree in Periodontlogy in 2012 at the University of Szeged, Hungary. He is currently an honorary professor at the University of Szeged. Dr. Urban is a board member of the Osteology Foundation and has published scientific articles and text book chapers on bone regeneration and soft tissue reconstructive surgery around dental implants.


Prof. Dr. Fridus van der Weijden

Niederlande, Amsterdam

Prof. dr. Fridus van der Weijden graduated in 1984 from the State University Dental School in Utrecht, the Netherlands where he also received his training as a periodontist and was accredited by the Dutch Society of Periodontology in 1990. He defended his thesis entitled, 'The use of models and indices in plaque and gingivitis trials' in 1993 and received accreditation as a 'senior investigator' by the Netherlands Institute for Dental Sciences in 2000.  In 2005 he received accreditation as an 'Implant-specialist' by the Dutch Society of Oral Implantology.

Since 1986 Fridus van der Weijden divides his time between the Clinic for Periodontology Utrecht and the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA).

He is a frequent lecturer in postgraduate courses and the author of the book entitled, 'The Power of Ultrasonics' and the co-author and co-editor of the book 'Preventive Dentistry'.  He has also authored and co-authored approximately 120 national and 250 international publications.

The Ivory Cross awarded to him in early 2009 with the Carl Witthaus Medal of honor for his work on prevention and propagation of oral health. Early 2010 he has been appointed as professor at the University of Amsterdam with "Prevention and Therapy of periodontal infections" as main focus for his research. This special chair has been an initiative of the Dutch Society of Periodontology. In 2016, the Academic Centre for Dentistry has provided him with a regular chair position.


Dr. Fabio Vignoletti DDS, PhD

Italien, Verona

DDS. 2001, University of Verona, Italia. CAGS in Periodontology, 2006, Complutense University, Madrid. EFP (European federation of  Periodontology) Certificate of advanced Periodontal training, 2006. European PhD (Dr. Odont), Complutense University, Madrid, 2010. Researcher and invited Professor of the post-graduate program of Periodontology of the Complutense University of Madrid. Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and Periodoncia & Oseointegracion. Specialist member of the Italian and Spanish Societies of Periodontology and scientific director of Grupo PerioCentrum. 


Prof. Dr. Nicola West B.D.S., Ph.D.(Wales), F.D.S.R.C.S.

Vereingtes Königreich von Großbritannien und Nordirland, Bristol

The Clinical Trials Unit is in the international arena of research with regards to toothwear (erosion, attrition, abrasion and abfraction), tooth bleaching, tooth staining, dentine hypersensitivity, prevention of plaque and gingivitis and treatment of diseases of the periodontium, and soft and hard tissue regeneration in periodontology and implantology . The studies are carried out both within the Clinical Trials Unit at the Bristol Dental School in dedicated laboratories and clinical environment, and in General Dental Practice in the UK. Studies are often initially conducted in vitro before moving into in situ and in vivo models. The research group has developed an ethically approved in situ model using human teeth to assess, in particular, the erosive properties of acidic soft drinks, the abrasive and erosive effects of oral healthcare products and their synergistic effect with each other, in order to help manage clinical toothwear which is the fourth most common condition in dentistry after caries, periodontal disease and trauma. Further these models allow occlusion of dentine tubules to be assessed in order to reduce the pain of dentine hypersensitivity experienced by at least 15% of the population worldwide. Other areas of active research involve studies into bioglasses, dental implants, bone regenerative materials and pain reduction when performing oral local anaesthesia.

The majority of the research is supported by international industrial funding from the UK, Europe, Switzerland and the US as well as external grants such as EU monies.


Prof. Dr. Asaf Wilensky DMD, PhD

Israel, Jerusalem

Dental implants provide a common and very expensive treatment option to replace missing teeth to restore both functionality and aesthetics. It is estimated that over 500,000 implants are currently placed per year in the U.S. only and many more around the world. However, about 20-50% of people who had implants for five to ten years experience peri-implantitis, a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys soft and hard tissues around the implant causing implant and restoration failure. This condition has been described by leading dental surgeons as a ‘time bomb.’ This disease generally occurs without the patient being aware of it since it generally progresses in a painless fashion. Peri-implantitis and its causes are still poorly understood and presently, there is no gold standard approach for its treatment.

The current hypothesis claims that the bacteria around the crowns and implants (dental plaque) is the main cause of peri-implantitis; however the destruction is caused by an excessive body’s immune response to the dental plaque. Despite substantial evidence that tissue destruction is due to excessive inflammation, the current approach to prevention and treatment of peri-implantitis is to remove plaque, rather than treat the inflammation. Plaque removal is flawed since peri-implantitis cannot be cured with plaque control. This approach results in loss of tissue and compromised esthetics.

In light of these problems and due to the continuously increasing number of implants placed in everyday dental practice, we reasonably expect an increasing prevalence of peri-implantitis and the necessity for an effective treatment. Dr. Asaf Wilensky from the School of Dentistry at Hadassah University Hospital is undertaking a very important research with the premise that resolution of inflammation is an active process rather than a passive decay of pro-inflammatory signals. He is encouraged by the potential of pro-resolving molecules such as Resolvin D2 to promote the resolution of inflammation, thus preventing periodontal (gum disease) pathology around implants and teeth. Dr. Wilensky used an animal model for this research and found the encouraging result that simple topical applications of Resolvin D2 actually terminated inflammation and bone loss and thus prevented periodontal disease. This finding is really unprecedented in periodontal therapy.

Dr. Wilensky’s proposed work is to gain an understanding on how the bacteria-induced peri-implantitis develops and to determine the mechanism by which Resolvin D2 prevents and treats this phenomenon for the overall health of patients. Dr. Wilensky has successfully developed a novel mouse model of peri-implantitis with the aim of finding innovative treatment. The use of a small animal model for periodontal disease and peri-implantitis has many advantages: 1) a small animal model is less expensive and thus allowing to study complex immune mechanisms which cannot be studied in large animals 2) this model generates important and relevant information on the potential mechanisms involved in inflammation in the soft and hard tissues during periodontal disease and peri-implantitis; 3) the use of genetically manipulated animals allows us to study the involvement of specific genes in periodontal and peri-implant diseases. Dr. Wilensky’s research will produce important information for the resolution and healing processes in gum disease and peri-implantitis, thus the potential of improving the global quality of life and overall health outcomes in post-implant and periodontal patients.

Support for the research undertaken by Dr. Wilensky is of the utmost importance due to the increasing prevalence of peri-implantitis and the significant problem it poses given the cumulative number of implants delivered over time. His research plan aims to produce a simple and effective treatment that will have great impact not only on those millions of individuals throughout the world who suffer from untreatable post-implant diseases but also awareness of an effective treatment on those planning to have teeth implanted.


Dr. Ion Zabalegui

Spanien, Bilbao

Prof. Dr. Egija Zaura DDS, PhD

Schweden, Amsterdam

Egija Zaura obtained her Dental degree in 1995 at Karolinska Institute, Sweden. She combined her work in the dental clinic in Riga with accomplishing a degree in General Dentistry at Riga Stradins University, Latvia, in 1997. In 2002 she acquired a PhD in Preventive Dentistry, cum laude, at Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA). Since 2003 she is a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Preventive Dentistry at ACTA. Her research topics span from biofilm models and clinical studies to advanced molecular technologies in oral microbial diagnostics and complex sequencing data analyses. Her current principal interests lay on oral microbial ecology at health and disease, and translating this fundamental knowledge to the clinical practice.


Prof. Dr. Nicola Zitzmann PhD

Schweiz, Basel

Nicola Zitzmann is Professor and Chair of the Department of Reconstructive Dentistry at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

From 1994 to 1997, she received her postgraduate training at the Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences in Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. P. Schärer). From 1997, N. Zitzmann worked as Assistant Professor at the Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and TMJ Disorders at the University of Basel (Switzerland) and completed her habilitation thesis (equivalent to Ph.D.) entitled “Prosthodontic treatment of the edentulous patient with particular consideration given to implant-supported restorations” in 2004. Nicola Zitzmann has been a Visiting Assistant at the Department of Periodontology at the University of Göteborg, Sweden (Proffs. J. Lindhe and T. Berglundh), and achieved her Ph.D. degree in the field of Periodontology in 2006. She is past-president of the International College of Prosthodontics, chairs the ITI section Switzerland, and is board member of the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology (SGI) and the Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry (SSRD). N. Zitzmann is an associate editor of Clinical Oral Implants Research and authored more than 130 original publications, 60 papers and book chapters. She received the Jan Lindhe Research Award in 2014 for her scientific achievements in implant dentistry.

Professor at the Clinic for Periodontology, Endodontology and Cariology at the University of Basel (Department deputy head). Dental degree at the University of Aachen, Germany in 1991, finished her doctoral dissertation in 1992. Postgraduate program at the Department of Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences in Zurich. Dr. Zitzmann worked as Assistant Professor at the Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and TMJ Disorders at the University of Basel and completed specialist training in reconstructive dentistry in 2001. Dr. Zitzmann was awarded her PhD degree in Periodontology in 2006.


Prof. Dr. Giovanni Zucchelli DDS, PhD

Italien, Bologna

1988: Abschluss in Zahnmedizin und Prothetik an der Universität Bologna. 1999: Doktor in Medizinischer Biotechnologie an der Universität Bologna. Seit 2000: Professor für Parodontologie an der Universität Bologna. Auszeichnungen für klinische Forschung in der Parodontologie in Europa und den USA. Aktives Mitglied der Società Italiana di Parodontologia e Implantologia, Mitglied der European Federation of Periodontology und der American Academy of Periodontology. Mitglied des Editorial Board des European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry. Autor von mehr als 100 Artikeln in italienischen und internationalen Fachzeitschriften. Referent bei wichtigen italienischen und internationalen Kongressen zur Parodontologie.Koautor zweier Atlanten zur plastischen Parodontalchirurgie. Koautor des Kapitels Mucogingival therapy – periodontal plastic surgery in: Lindhe J, Lang NP, Karring T (Hrsg.). Clinical periodontology and implant dentistry.


Dr. Otto Zuhr

Deutschland, München

Dr. Otto Zuhr genießt internationales Renommee für seine Leistungen in den Bereichen parodontale und peri-implantäre Erkrankungen sowie ästhetische Zahnfleischkorrekturen. Zusammen mit Prof. Hürzeler verfasste er 2011 ein Fachbuch, das laut Kollegen „ohne Zweifel eine der wichtigsten oralchirurgischen Publikationen der letzten Jahre und ein Muss für jeden Parodontologen und Implantologen ist“. Otto Zuhr studierte Zahnmedizin in Aachen und in den USA. Er ist Spezialist für Parodontologie und seit 2007 Vorstandsmitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Parodontologie.


Dr. Fardal Øystein

Norwegen, Oslo


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