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Dr. rer. nat. Dr. med. Klaus-Peter Valerius

Germany, Gießen

Dr. rer. nat. Dr. med. Klaus-Peter Valerius studied biology with a focus on anthropology and vertebrate morphology in Berlin and Göttingen, studied human medicine in Gießen; since 1990 working as a scientist at the Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Gießen; assisting in the lectures in pre-clinical and clinical studies of human medicine in the subjects of anatomy and biology.

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Dr. Frans P. G. M. van der Linden

Dr Frans P. G. M. van der Linden is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Orthodontics at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. From 1962 until 1995, he held the position of Professor and Chairman of Orthodontics at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Dr Van der Linden has devoted his professional life to in incorporating basic and clinical research results into the theory and practice of orthodontics, and his long-lasting activities in research and teaching have been widely recognized. He is an internationally recognized lecturer and has published more than 200 papers and a number of books. His main contribution is a series of six textbooks on orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

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Prof. Dr. Luc W. M. van der Sluis

Netherlands
Prof. dr. L.W.M. (LUC) van der Sluis graduated in 1985, completed the postgraduate endodontic program in 1993 under guidance of prof. dr. P.R. Wesselink and received his PhD degree in 2007 under supervision of prof. dr. P.R. Wesselink and dr. M-K. Wu at ACTA, the Netherlands. Since 1993 Luc worked in a practice limited to Endodontics and held a position in research and teaching until 2010 at the Department of Cariology, Endodontology and Pedodontology at ACTA. From 2010 until 2012, Luc worked as professor at the University of Toulouse (France). Actually Luc is head of the Center for Dentistry and Oral Health at the University Medical Center of Groningen in the Netherlands and researcher at the Kolff Institute (University of Groningen). The current focus of his research is the prevention of apical periodontitis, disinfection of the carious lesion and root canal system, which he systematically investigates with specialists in biofilm research, fluid dynamics and (sono) chemistry.
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Prof. Dr. Fridus van der Weijden

Netherlands, 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.

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Dr. Eric Van Dooren DDS

Belgium, Wilrijk

Dr Van Dooren attended the Katholieke University in Leuven, Belgium, where he received his degree in dentistry in 1982. After graduation, he opened a private practice in periodontics, fixed prosthodontics, and implants in Antwerp, Belgium. He is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr Van Dooren lectures nationally and internationally mainly on esthetics, implants, and esthetic periodontal surgery.

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Dr. Hans van Pelt MSc, PhD

Netherlands

Dr. Hans van Pelt, MSc, PhD, dentist and specialist in prosthodontics (EPA) and restorative dentistry (NVvRT), Visiting Clinical Professor, Medical Center, University of Groningen/Netherlands

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Dr. MSc MBA Paula Vassallo

Malta, Valletta
Dr. Paula Vassallo received her degree in Dentistry from the University of Malta in 1992 and has been practicing as a dentist since 1993. She also holds a Diploma in Dental Public Health from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a Master of Science in Dental Public Health from the University College London and an MBA from the Warwick Business School. In 2011 she was elected Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom. Dr. Vassallo is a Consultant in Dental Public Health and is currently the Director of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Malta with the Government of Malta and is actively involved in promoting health in Malta. She is a lecturer and course co-ordinator in Preventive and Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health at the University of Malta. Dr Vassallo is a board member of the European Chief Dental Officers. She is also member of the health research group of the Institute of Small Island States, which is based in Malta. She is Past President of the Council of European Chief Dental Officers and is immediate past Chairperson of the Platform for Better Oral health in Europe. She has also chaired the Working Group of Oral Health in The CED (Council of European Dentists) and was responsible for guiding the development of CED policies related to oral health issues. She has recently been elected as Vice President of the European Association of Dental Public Health.
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Tomaso Vercellotti MD, DDS

Tomaso Vercellotti, MD, DDS is the inventor of Piezosurgery and the developer of several piezoelectric surgical protocols, which have been published in numerous prestigious publications. Dr Vercellotti is Founder and International Chairman of the International Piezoelectric Bone Surgery Academy (IPA), Honorary Professor and Faculty at the University College of London Eastman Dental Institute, and Honorary Member of the Schluger-Ammons Study Club. He is an active member of numerous professional associations and the 2005 recipient of the Andi Award from the Italian Dental Association (AIO) for scientific and cultural merit. He has authored some of the most important scientific and clinical studies on piezoelectric bone surgery as well as the book Essentials in Piezosurgery: Clinical Advantages in Dentistry (Quintessence, 2009). Dr Vercellotti has dedicated over 30 years to the rehabilitation of complex cases and currently maintains a private practice specializing in periodontology and implantology in Genoa, Italy.

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Dr. Débora R. Vilaboa

Spain, Madrid

Dr Debora R. Vilaboa graduated from the Complutense University Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Madrid. The same year, she was accepted at the Seville School of Dentistry, where she obtained her dental degree. Later on she chose to attend the Advanced Pediactric Dentistry Program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After establishing the Vilaboa Clinic in 1987, she found that some cases could not be explained by caries nor periodontal disease and began gathering data. She lectured on tooth wear as early as 1992, both in Spain and the United States. Understanding how to approach the treatment of young children helped Dr Deborah Vilaboa in her work with tooth wear patients, many of whom had a fear of dentistry. As a pioneer in the field of porcelain laminate veneers, she treated such cases with a novel adhesive concept. Dr Debora Vilaboa soon became a member of the Spanish Society of Stomatological Prosthetics (SEPES) and the Spanish Society of Periodontology (SEPA). Her passion for treating patients and continuing education was rewarded in becoming an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED). She was then able to pursue her restorative and prosthodontic interests, thanks to a truly collaborative and generous exchange of knowledge among the active members that is still a driving force for the team at Vilaboa Clinic. She is also an active member of the Italian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (IAED). Dr Debora Vilaboa was invited by the San Pablo CEU University to create an undergraduate Esthetic Dentistry Department that she co-directs with her sister, Dr Beatriz Vilaboa. She lectures worldwide in esthetic dentistry, with a focus on tooth wear. She was a contributor to Esthetics in Dentistry (Quintessence, 2016). Given her medical background, Dr Deboarh Vilaboa is devoted to understanding and treating conditions arising from medical and oral imbalances, and through her research, she has obtained several patents related to her work. She is an active member of the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM), a fellow member of the International College of Dentists (ICD), and an academic at the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

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Dr. Beatriz R. Vilaboa PhD

Spain, Madrid

Dr Beatriz R. Vilaboa received her degree in medicine and surgery with honours from the Complutense University of Madrid from which she also attained her specialty in stomatology. She joined Clinica Vilaboa in Madrid soon after her sister Dr Debora R. Vilboa founded it in 1987. She enjoys her private practice at the Vilaboa Clinic, dedicated to esthetic and restorative dentistry.Her devotion to treating patients using the most conservative approach possible motivated her to embrace the adhesive-additive concept to provide solutions to the tooth wear patient. Her interest in tooth wear culminated with a PhD from San Pablo CEU University Faculty of Medicine in Madrid, where she is now Co-Director of the undergraduate Esthetic Dentistry department. Dr Beatriz Vilboa’s passion for teaching is also evident in the many courses that she and her sister have given over the last 30 years. Dr. Beatriz Vilaboa has the honour of being an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) and the Italian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (IAED). She is also founding member of the International Academy of Adhesion (IAA). Her desire to better help patients suffering from cancer and other major medical conditions pushed her to become a member of the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM). She is also a member of the Spanish Society of Stomatological Prosthetics (SEPES) and Spanish Society of Periodontology (SEPA), as well as a fellow member of the International College of Dentists (ICD) and an academic from the Pierre Fauchard Academy. She lectures worldwide on esthetic and restorative dentistry and especially on tooth wear. Dr Beatriz Vilaboa treasures friendship with colleagues worldwide and believes that the common passion for dentistry goes beyond borders.

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Prof. Dr. Marin Vodanovic DDS, PhD

Croatia, Zagreb

Marin Vodanovic, born 1975 in Bochum (Germany) studied dental medicine at the School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb, Croatia and received his dental degree in 1999. In 2005 he obtained his Master of Science degree, and 2008 his PhD degree. He specialized in endodontics and dental pathology. He is appointed as associate professor and scientific adviser with tenure at School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb, where he serves as vice dean from 2015. He is employed as specialist of dental pathology and endodontics at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb. His main areas of research expertise are in paleodontology, forensic dentistry, bioarcheology, dental anthropology, endodontics, occupational diseases and dental terminology. He served as project leader and researcher at several projects granted by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Croatia, Croatian science foundation and University of Zagreb. His current research activities are focused on anthropological aspects of teeth and mouth for age and sex estimation in forensic dentistry and bioarcheology. He is author or coauthor of more than 200 publications, including: 29 full text papers published in journals indexed in Current Contents, 8 author's books, 3 editor's books, and several book chapters. He is editor in chief of the Bulletin of the International Association for Paleodontology and Newsletter of the International Organization for Forensic Odonto-Stomatology, member of editorial board of Acta stomatologica Croatica, Stomatološki vjesnik Bosne i Hercegovine, and Croatian Dental Herald (2006 - 2008). In 2015 he served as a guest editor in Annals of anatomy (Q2 journal). He is a founder and president of the International Association for Paleodontology, secretary of the Croatian Association of Forensic Stomatologists, member of the executive board of International Organization for Forensic Odonto-Stomatology, member of the International Association for Dental Research, European Society of Endodontology, Croatian Endodontic Association, Croatian Dental Society, Croatian Medical Association, Croatian Catholic Medical Society and Croatian Dental Chamber. He is a president of the Sectoral council for health of the Republic of Croatia. He served as reviewer for many journals including: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, PLOS ONE, Archives of Oral Biology, Journal of Archaeological Science, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, Journal of Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Journal of Dental Education, Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences etc. In 2006 he was awarded with Republic of Croatia National Science Award.

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Dr. med. H.-U. Voigt

Germany, München