Marko Jakovac was born on 4 October 1974 in Zagreb, where he attended primary and secondary school. He graduated in 1993 and, in that same year, entered the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Zagreb. The Ministry of Science and Technology awarded him a scholarship in 1997 due to the high grade point average he achieved during his studies. In 1998, he graduated from the School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb and began his internship. In 1999, he passed the state exam. In that same year, he enrolled in postgraduate studies in the field of dentistry. He was admitted to the School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb as a junior research assistant in 2001. In 2002, he became an assistant and began his specialisation at the Department of Prosthodontics. He completed his master’s degree in 2003 under the mentorship of Prof Jasenka Živko-Babić, DMD, PhD. In 2005, he passed the specialist exam. He completed his doctoral dissertation in 2008. Since 2009, he has been an assistant professor at the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics and head of the course for professional development of doctors of dental medicine called “Advanced tooth preparation in fixed prosthodontics”. Since 2010, he has been the head of the postgraduate course “Aesthetics of fixed prosthodontic restorations on teeth and implants”. Since 2012, he has been running the undergraduate course “Preclinical and laboratory fixed prosthodontics”. He won the dean’s award for best teacher in 2013 and introduced a new undergraduate course entitled “Use of microscopes in dental medicine”. Since 2015, he has been an associate professor at the School of Dental Medicine in Zagreb, and since 2018, Vice-Dean for Postgraduate Studies. He became head of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics in 2021 and head of the course “Fixed Prosthodontics 2”. Since 2023, he has been working as a full-time professor at the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics. He is the author of the textbook “Preclinical and Laboratory Fixed Prosthodontics” and has written numerous chapters in other textbooks at the School of Dental Medicine in Zagreb. As an author and co-author, he has written several scientific and professional papers. He has been a mentor for more than 30 graduate theses and 5 master’s degrees. He has participated in numerous projects and grants in the Republic of Croatia. He is a lecturer and organiser at a large number of international and domestic congresses and courses for the permanent training of doctors of dental medicine. He cooperates and teaches as a key opinion leader with companies such as Ivoclar, Carl Zeiss and Dentsply Sirona. He is a founder and vice-president of the Croatian Society of Minimal Intervention in Dental Medicine, founder of the European Academy of Digital Dentistry and Digital Dentistry, board member of the Croatian Prosthodontic Society and a member of the Society for Dental Implantology, the Croatian Medical Association and the Croatian Chamber of Dental Medicine. Lastly, he is the owner of Aesthetica polyclinic and Ae Vision educational centre.
Jim Janakievski received his D.D.S. from the University of Toronto, which was followed by a general practice residency. After several years in general practice, he completed his post-graduate training at the University of Washington, where he received a certificate in Periodontology with a M.S.D. degree and a fellowship in Prosthodontics. He began his academic position at the University of Washington as assistant director of Graduate Periodontics and is currently an affiliate assistant professor.
Dr. Janakievski is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is a reviewer for several dental journals and has published in the area of interdisciplinary dentistry, dental implants, and tooth autotransplantation. Dr. Janakievski teaches at Spear Education in Scottsdale Arizona. In addition, he participates in practice-based clinical research through the McGuire Institute. He maintains a private practice in Tacoma, Washington.
Janos graduated summa cum laude in 2006 from the University of Szeged, Faculty of Dentistry, Hungary. He specialized in restorative dentistry. In all of his work Janos is striving for excellence and aiming to offer minimally invasive restorative treatments for his patients. Despite his young age he practices not only in Hungary, but he is also a registered dentist in the United Kingdom (obtained licence in 2010). He is an acknowledged lecturer and regularly runs hands-on courses about anterior direct restorations, e.g. preparations techniques in the anterior and posterior region. Being passionate about sharing knowledge and facilitate discussions both with patients and colleagues, Janos is committed to a high level of dental photography. He regularly teaches at his courses the fundamentals of dental photography and the importance of visual learning in dental communication.
Wendy Jenkins, BSc, and MSc candidate, has worked extensively to merge the fields of nutrition and environmental science. She has done this primarily through her study of the interaction between diet, health and environmental sustainability. Her work has led her to the promotion of plant based foods in both an academic setting and through recipe development. In her previous studies at the University of Guelph in the Environmental Biology honors program in Canada and her current postgraduate studies in nutrition at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, she has worked with the aim of maximizing both health and sustainability of dietary decisions. She has also worked under the guidance of chef Sara Harrel, owner of Veg Company and developer of the certificate in Vegetarian Culinary Arts at George Brown College Centre for Culinary Arts, Toronto, Canada. Through this work Wendy has been able to further develop her skills in plant based cuisine and recipe development, providing the tools to create healthy, sustainable and enjoyable food.
Amy Jenkins, BA, MSc, completed her bachelor’s degree with honours in psychology from the University of Guelph, Canada. She then went on to merge her interest in nutrition with psychology by completing a Master’s degree in Food Science from the University of Guelph. The focus of this degree was on the way psychological drivers of behaviour could be harnessed to help individuals eat a more plant-based diet. Amy currently works at a not-for-profit research institute, where she conducts research on the consumer acceptance of heritage varieties of fruits, vegetables and edible flowers. A large part of her work focuses on developing strategies to communicate about agricultural practices That will influence the publics dietary choices.
Alexandra Jenkins, PhD, RD, started her research career in Oxford, where she was part of the research team that developed the concept of slow release carbohydrate and the Glycemic Index. This launched her life-long interest in the use of dietary strategies to reduce or prevent the development of chronic diseases. She obtained her BSc from the University of Toronto and completed a dietetic internship at St Michael’s Hospital. Subsequently Dr. Jenkins obtained her PhD at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom. Currently, her major research focus has been the potential role of diet and dietary supplements in the treatment of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. She has been an author or co-author on over 100 original publications in peer-reviewed journals, in addition to chapters and reviews. Dr. Jenkins has volunteered extensively for the Diabetes Canada and was an Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Diabetes. She has received several awards, including the Eli Lilly Graduate Scholarship Award and a Special Education Award from Diabetes Canada. Dr. Jenkins is a member of the Ontario College of Dietitians and the American Nutrition Society and is a sought-after lecturer on nutritional modification of cardiovascular risk factors and diabetes. In addition to her role as Director of Research at GI Labs, she is also a Senior Research Associate at the Risk Factor Modification Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, where her research focuses on investigating the potential utility of nutraceuticals and functional foods in reducing cardiovascular risk factors.
1989–1995 Dental Medicine Study at Göttingen University, Germany. 1995–1997 Training at the Dental Prosthodontics Dept., Göttingen University, Germany. 1997 Ph Degree at Göttingen University, Germany. 1997–2001 Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Chosun University, Korea. 2002 Clinical Professor, Department of Computer Restoration, School of Dentistry, Zürich University, Switzerland. 2003 Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Medicine, Ewha University, Korea. 2004–present Professor, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Korea Book publications:
2008: Flapless Implantology (Daehan Narae Publishing)
2010: Flapless Implantology (English Edition, Quintessence Publishing Germany)
2012: Flapless Implantology (French Edition, Quintessence Publishing France)
2013: Dental Prosthodontics (Daehan Narae Publishing)
2015: Digital Flapless Implantology (JeeSung Publishing)
2020: Digital Full Arch (Quintessence Publishing Korea)
2022: Digital Full Arch (English 1st Edition, Quintessence Publishing Korea)
Dr. med. dent. Karin Jepsen, BonnStudium der Zahnmedizin in Mainz und Hamburg. 1983 Staatsexamen und Promotion. 1983-1985 Weiterbildung Oralchirurgie Universität Hamburg. 1986-1988 Postgraduierten Programm in Parodontologie und Orale Implantologie, Loma Linda University, CA, USA (DAAD-Stipendium). 1989-1991 Parodontologie/Implantologie/Orale Mikrobiologie (DFG-Stipendium), Loma Linda University, CA, USA. 1992-1993 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Universität Kiel. 1993-2008 Tätigkeit in eigener Praxis (Schwerpunkt Parodontologie) in Hamburg. 1997 Ernennung zur Spezialistin der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Parodontologie. Seit 2008 Oberärztin, Zentrum für ZMK, Universität Bonn. Fortbildungsreferentin für die Themenbereiche plastisch-ästhetische und regenerative Parodontaltherapie.