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.
Die Lehrerfahrungen von Frans van den Berg in der Manuellen und Manipulativen Therapie reichen bis ins Jahr 1981 zurück – als Lehrteammitglied von Freddy Kaltenborn (N) und Olaf Evjenth (N). Neben diesen beiden Lehrern kann er noch auf weitere Lehrer, wie Dr. med. Walter Hinsen (D), David Lamb (Can), sowie Dr. med. James Cyriax (GB) im Bereich der Orthopädischen Medizin zurückblicken. Bei Prof. Mariano Rocabado hat er sich die manualtherapeutische Untersuchung und Behandlung des Kiefergelenks angeeignet und unterrichtete diese Thematik seit 1994.
Neben oben erwähnter Unterrichtstätigkeiten hat er viele Jahre als Organisator und Dozent im Ausbildungsbereich der Orthopädischen Manuellen Therapie (OMT) nach IFOMPT-Standard fungiert. Im Jahr 2003 gründete er die Kursreihe KPM – Klinisches Patientenmanagement® und ist seither als Dozent tätig. Seine berufspezifischen Erfahrungen basieren auf seiner praktischen Tätigkeit an Patienten in seinen Praxen: Gouda (NL, 1980–1990), Mainz (D, 2000–2005) und Zell am Moos (A, 2005–2017), sowie als Freier Mitarbeiter in der Praxis von William Kuster in Grünstadt (D, 1996–2000). Frans van den Berg ist Autor und Herausgeber zahlreicher Bücher und Artikel in Fachzeitschriften im In- und Ausland. Als Vortragender auf inter-/nationalen Kongressen und Tagungen gibt er sein Wissen und seine Erfahrungen weiter.
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.
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.
Stefan Vandeweghe completed his studies in dentistry at Ghent University in 2006 and subsequently specialized in oral implantology. In 2010, he obtained his PhD with his thesis “Factors affecting bone remodeling around surface-modified Southern Implants”. From 2010 to 2011, Dr. Vandeweghe was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Malmö, Sweden, before he returned to Belgium, where he started his private practice. In addition, he continued his research at Ghent University, where he became Professor and Head of the department of Reconstructive Dentistry in 2017.
Dr Piero Venezia graduated with honours in 1989 from the University of Bari, Italy with a degree in Dentistry.
In 2003, he specialized in Prosthetics at the University of Siena, Italy and in Prosthodontics at the University of Bari, Italy, where he has also lectured.
He is Lecturer of postgraduate programmes at the Universities of Siena, Genoa, Naples, Bari, Foggia, Catania and Rome, and Contract Professor in Dental Prosthodontics at the School of Dentistry of the University of Catania.
He is an active member of the AIOP (Accademia Italiana di Odontoiatria Protesica), IADDM (International Academy for Digital Dental Medicine), Digital Dental Society, DI&RA (Digital Implant & Restorative Academy), and Fellow of the ITI (International Team for Implantology).
Venezia has authored several scientific papers on national and international journals.
He currently works as a freelance professional in Bari, where he focuses his clinical and scientific activities on Prosthetics, Removable Prosthetics, and Implant Prosthetics.
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.
Dr. Stijn Vervaeke received his dentistry degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2007, continued his specialist education in Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Ghent University and finished his PhD in 2014. Dr. Vervaeke combines a private practice with a position as Associate Professor in the bachelor-master program in dentistry and the specialist program periodontology and oral implantology at Ghent University. His research focuses on alveolar ridge preservation, soft tissue management and prevention of periimplantitis. He is published in international peer-reviewed journals, lectures at national and international conferences and is President of the Flemish Accreditation Committee Periodontology.
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.
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.