Dr. Ravindra Nanda is Professor Emeritus, Former UConn Alumni Endowed Chair and Head of the Department of Craniofacial Sciences and Division of Orthodontics, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut, U.S.A. He is also an Adjunct Professor at The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, Ma, USA.
He received his dental and orthodontic training first at Lucknow, India and then from Nymegen, The Netherlands and the University of Connecticut. He also received a Ph.D. from the University of Nymegen. Since 1972 he has been associated with the University of Connecticut in various academic roles including Chair of Orthodontics from 1991 to 2017.
Dr. Nanda has been active in orthodontic research in the area of biomechanics, clinical trials and acceleration of orthodontic treatment. He has authored with his colleagues more than 250 scientific papers. He is Editor-in-Chief of Progress in Orthodontics and he is on the editorial board of ten different national and international orthodontic journals. He is also an associate editor of Journal of Clinical Orthodontics.
In 2022 he was awarded Fellow of World Federation of Orthodontics (WFO). He has given numerous named lectures at national and international societies including Mershon and Angle Heritage Lectures at the American Association of Orthodontics and Sheldon Friel Lecture at the 2011 EOS Congress. He has been recognized with Honorary memberships and has received various awards from numerous international orthodontic organizations.
Dr. Nanda has authored and co-authored eight text books Retention and Stability (with Dr. Burstone), Biomechanics in Clinical Orthodontics , Biomechanic and Esthetic Strategies In Clinical Orthodontics, Temporary Anchorage Devices in Orthodontics (with Dr. Uribe), Current Therapy in Orthodontics(with Dr. Kapila), Esthetics and Biomechanics in Orthodontics, and recently “ Orthodontics, two volumes “ (with Prof. Farronato), and Atlas of Complex Orthodontics (with Dr. Uribe). He has two new books coming out in 2019, Temporary Anchorage Devices (with Drs. Uribe and Yadav) and Principles and Biomechanics of Aligner Orthodontic Treatment (with Castroflorio, Garino and Ojima).
Amar Naru is a practitioner in private practice and involved in postgraduate occlusion teaching. His PhD Digital image analysis of the human bite mark has contributed significantly to forensic dentistry. In this book, his skills in digital illustration and computer animation combine to aid the understanding of otherwise difficult concepts within dentistry.
Dr. José Manuel Navarro received a Certificate in Periodontology and Implant dentistry after completing a 3-year program at New York University College of Dentistry (Chairman Dennis Tarnow). He was also awarded a Master of Science degree in Biomaterials from NYUCD for his research on high strength ceramics (Chairman Van Thompson). Dr. Navarro has received awards for his research from different societies, including the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) best presentation award in 2007 and the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) Research Award in 2011. He has co- authored several peer- reviewed publications and book chapters and is Co-Editor of the book “High Strength Ceramics”. Dr. Navarro is on the editorial board of the European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry (EJED) the International Journal of Oral Implantology (IJOI) and is editor in Chief of Quintessence International in Spanish. He is past chairman of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) Junior Committee and is visiting faculty at different universities. He currently maintains a private practice focused on periodontics, prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Spain and London.
Prof Dr. Dr. Neff durchlief seine Ausbildungen zum Fachzahnarzt für Oralchirurgie (1991) sowie zum Facharzt für MKG-Chirurgie (1996) mit Zusatzbezeichnung Plastische Operationen (2002) an der TU München bei Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Horch. Nach Habilitation und Venia legendi 2002 war er dort von 2002-2007 Leitender Oberarzt. 2003 erhielt er den Alex-Motsch-Preis der DGFDT und ist seit 2004 Koordinator der Leitliniengruppe „Kiefergelenkchirurgie“ der DGMKG. Seit 2007 ist er als W3-Professor der Philipps-Universität Marburg und Direktor der Klinik und Poliklinik für MKG-Chirurgie am Universitätsklinikum Marburg tätig. Prof. Neff ist seit 2006 Fellow des European Board of Oro-Maxillofacial Surgeons (FEBOMS), aktuell Head der Section TMJ der SORG sowie Gründungsmitglied und ehemaliger Präsident der European Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons (ESTMJS). Er verfügt u.a. über die Zertifikate Schlafmedizin und Schmerztherapie in der Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie (AMKG) und ist seit 2010 Spezialist für Funktionsdiagnostik u. –therapie (DGFDT). 2019 wurde er von der Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, zum Honorary Professor (Prof. h.c.) ernannt.
Seine fachlichen Tätigkeitsschwerpunkte sind die Traumatologie, insbesondere des Gelenkfortsatzes und der Gelenkwalze, die funktionelle Chirurgie des Kiefergelenks einschließlich arthroskopischer Verfahren sowie endoskopische Techniken in der MKG-Chirurgie (Sialoskopie, NNH-Chirurgie, Traumatologie).
Gerhard Neuendorff, MDT passed the examination for Certified Dental Technician in 1978 and obtained degree of Master Dental Technician in 1985. Gerhard Neuendorff has headed the Dr. Kirsch Dentaltechnik laboratory in Filderstadt since 1979. His main areas of interest include laboratory research and development around the IMZ implant system and the CAMLOG® implant system. His contributions have been published internationally, and he has earned an international reputation as a lecturer.