The European Association for Osseointegration is pleased to announce details of its 29th congress, which will take place in Geneva with a digital programme for those who cannot attend in person.
Geneva is home to many international organisations including the United Nations, the World Health Organisation and the Red Cross. Reflecting their goals of global collaboration, the theme of the EAO congress will be Uniting nations through innovations. It will focus on the role of new technology in disrupting the way we communicate, work and learn.
The programme will feature renowned speakers who will share their knowledge on the application of digital technologies across all aspects of implant dentistry. Sessions will compare current digital techniques with conventional techniques, and will provide clinically relevant take-home recommendations.
As well as the daily live programme, the digital evening event will feature additional content, available to a global online audience. Anyone attending in person will be able to participate in both parts of the programme, experiencing two educational events at the same time.
The congress is being held in partnership with the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology (SGI), the Swiss Society of Periodontology (SSP), the Swiss Society for Oral Surgery and Stomatology (SSOS) and the Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry (SSRD).
Geneva 2022 will be a unique opportunity to learn from the best. We hope that you can join us – either in person or virtually – for what will be a ground-breaking programme focused on the evolving role of technology in implant dentistry.
Congress chair EAO
Nitzan Bichacho, D.M.D. holds the post of expert in prosthodontics at the rank of Professor, at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University and Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel, where he graduated in 1984. Prof. Bichacho is Past President and a Life Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) and serves on the editorial boards of leading international dental journals. He developed restorative and prosthetic clinical techniques that have become widely used around the world. Prof. Bichacho publishes and lectures worldwide on dental implant therapy, fixed prosthodontics, interdisciplinary treatments and innovative treatment modalities in esthetic dentistry. The Bichacho Clinic in Tel Aviv focuses on high-end esthetic oriented interdisciplinary treatments, collaborating with world renowned colleagues and dental technicians.
Dr. Rino Burkhardt runs a private clinic in Zurich, Switzerland, limited to Periodontology and Implantology. Additionally, he holds an associate professorship at the University of Zurich and honorary professorship at the University of Hong Kong. In the early 90ies, he was one of the first clinicians who introduced microsurgical techniques in periodontics. Today, he is a leading expert in this field with a clinical experience of more than two decades. Beyond his clinical activities, he actively participates in clinical research related to wound healing, periodontal regeneration and skills evaluation. He has authored several refereed articles and book chapters about the aforementioned topics. Currently, he is the president of the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology, the vice president of the Clinical Research Foundation for the Promotion of Oral Health and Board Member of the Research Group of Oral Soft Tissue Biology and Wound Healing.
Luigi Canullo, DDS, PhD, is visiting professor at the University of Berna in Switzerland, active member of the Italian Academy for Osseointegration and the European Academy of Osseointegration, and reviewer for several journals in implant dentistry. He is the recipient of numerous awards and is author of more than 100 publications. Dr Canullo lectures nationally and internationally and maintains a private practice in Rome limited to surgery and implant-supported prosthetic rehabilitation.
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.
Mirela Feraru, D.M.D. graduated in 2005 from the Dental Faculty of the Timisoara University, Romania. Was an integral part of the Bichacho Clinic team from 2009 till 2022, focusing on Interdisciplinary Modalities, she gained in-depth knowledge and experience in all fields of Perio-Prosthetic Esthetic Dentistry, concentrating on Restorative and Perioplastic surgery treatments. As well as publishing internationally, she pursues her passion for sharing her experience and skills with others by lecturing, teaching and mentoring world-wide on complex Esthetic Restorative Treatments and Interdisciplinary Perio-Prosthetic Concepts and Treatment. She has also authored the bestseller book “Dental Visualization”, published by Quintessence Publishing in 2018
Alfonso Gil is receiving a 5-year post-graduate education in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences from the University of Zurich. He obtained his DDS Degree from the University of the Basque Country (2013). His Master of Science and Advanced Periodontology Implantology Certificate from the University of Southern California (USC) (2013-2016) were followed by a Certificate in Advanced Surgical Implant Dentistry from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) (2016-2017). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He obtained his PhD with highest honors from the University International of Catalunya in November 2019. His research focuses on the treatment of peri-implant disease, soft tissue augmentation of teeth and implants and fixed prosthodontics.
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.
Ueli Grunder, DMD, is a past president of the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology and the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He has published numerous papers and the book Implants in the Esthetic Zone (Quintessence, 2015), which has been translated into 11 languages. He lectures extensively nationally and internationally on the surgical and prosthetic aspects of implant dentistry. Dr Grunder maintains a group private practice in Zollikon-Zürich, Switzerland.
Christoph H. F. Hämmerle, Prof Dr med dent, is the department chairman of the Clinic of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics in Dental Materials Science and the Division of Implant Dentistry at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He currently serves or has served as a board member of several scientific organizations, notably the European Association for Osseointegration, Osteology Foundation, Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry, Continental European Division of the International Association for Dental Research, International Team for Implantology Switzerland, and Dental Campus Association. Dr Hämmerle has published more than 300 scientific articles and has lectured internationally.
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kühl is a specialist in Oral Surgery. He is Vice Clinical Director of the Department of Oral Surgery, University Center for Dental Medicine Basel UZB, Switzerland. Since 2018, he has been Founder and Head of the Competence Center for Implantology at the UZB, and President of the Swiss Society for Oral Surgery and Stomatology (SSOS).
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.
Sonia Leziy received her dental degree from McGill University. Her post-graduate degree in periodontics was completed at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Leziy is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a member of the British Columbia Society of Periodontists, the Canadian Academy of Periodontists, the American Academy of Periodontists and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED). She co-mentors the Vancouver Implant Periodontal and Prosthetic Study Group (VIP) which focuses on total treatment solutions from diagnosis to final restoration. Dr. Leziy is a member of the editorial boards of the Journals Spectrum Dialogue, the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and the Journal Teamwork. She has been recognized among the top clinicians in CE in North America for the last 5 years by Dentistry Today. She has published extensively on implant esthetics and lectures nationally and internationally on the subject of implants and advanced esthetics/periodontal plastic surgery. Dr. Leziy maintains a full-time interdisciplinary private practice.
1992 – 2012: Private Practice, together with Dr med dent MA Marco Imoberdorf, and until 2011, together with Dr med dent Peter Velvart, Rennweg, Zürich, Switzerland. 2013 – 2021: Private Practice, together with Dr med dent Christian Ramel (reconstructive dentistry), Dr med dent MA Marco Imoberdorf (reconstructive dentistry), Dr med dent Karin Wolleb (reconstructive dentistry), and Dr med dent Frank Paqué (endodontology practice), Rennweg, Zürich, Switzerland. Successor: PD Dr med dent Sven Mühlemann. 2021 – present: Presentations, workshops, and courses in reconstructive dentistry, including implantology and adhesive techniques
1979 – 1985: Studies in General Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, University of Zürich, Switzerland (DMD graduate). 1986 – 1988: Assistant in Private Practice, Switzerland. 1988 – 1990: Postgraduate program in reconstructive dentistry, Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Zürich, Switzerland. Director: Prof Dr P. Schärer. 1990 – 1992: Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer, Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Zürich, Switzerland. Director: Prof Dr P. Schärer. 2001 – 2020: Postgraduate Instructor for aesthetic dentistry and implantology, Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Zürich, Switzerland. Director: Prof Dr med dent C. Hämmerle
Licenses, certifications, and titles
1985: Federal Board Examination for Dentists (DMD graduate) and Diploma for Dental Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, University of Zürich, Switzerland. 1986: Dr med dent (doctor medicinae dentium), University of Zürich, Switzerland. 1993: Certification as specialist in reconstructive dentistry (SSO). 2001: Certification as specialist in reconstructive dentistry, aesthetics, and function (EDA)
Membership of professional and scientific organizations
Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft (SSO), Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry (SSRD), European Dental Association (EDA), Swiss Society for Implantology (SGI-SSIO), European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED): Active Member, Academy of Osseointegration (AO), International Team for Implantology (ITI): Fellow; Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for: International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Dr. Mintrone started his activity as a dental technician and then specialized as a ceramist in fixed prosthesis. After graduating in dentistry with honors from the University of Modena, Italy, he attended several courses on prosthetic dentistry and implant surgery. Dr. Mintrone is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED). He is the winner of the 2011 and 2012 editions of the gIDE institute’s Master Clinician in Implant Dentistry. He has authored several articles published in international scientific magazines and lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to digital dentistry, implants and prosthodontics. In his private practise in Modena, Italy, Dr. Mintrone focuses his professional activity mainly on esthetics, prosthetic rehabilitation on implants and natural dentition.
Dr. Ricardo Mitrani, received his DDS degree from the Unitec University of México City; a certificate in Prosthodontics as well as a Master of Science in Dentistry from the University of Washington, where he served as the Graduate Prosthodontics program’s assistant director during the year of 2001. He currently holds academic affiliations at the University of Washington, and is a resident faculty at SPEAR Education in Scottsdale Arizona. He is a member of several organizations including the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He is part of the editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry (JERD), The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (JCD) and Compendium, as well as the Executive director of Spear Digest. Dr Mitrani has authored numerous scientific publications and chapters in textbooks in the fields of Implant Prosthodontics and Aesthetic dentistry and has given over 600 lectures around the globe, maintaining a private practice limited to Prosthodontics, Implants and Aesthetic dentistry in Mexico City.
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.
Mariano Sanz is professor and chair of periodontology at the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain) and a professor in the faculty of Odontology at the University of Oslo (Norway). He graduated in medicine in 1981 from the University Complutense of Madrid, from which he received a degree in stomatology in 1983 and where he qualified as a Doctor of Medicine in 1985. He received his speciality in periodontology from the Universtiy of Califormia in Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1987. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of San Sebastian in Santiago (Chile), the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and the University of Coimbra (Portugal). Since 2005, Prof Sanz has been chair of the ETEP research group on the aetiology and therapy of periodontal diseases, whose main lines of research are oral microbiology, bacterial-host interactions, and antimicrobial approaches in the treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis. The research group has conducted clinical trials to measure the efficacy of different approaches to periodontal regeneration surgical protocols using dental implants, and therapeutic approaches to treat peri-implantitis. Prof Sanz has published 230 articles in scientific journals, written 50 book chapters, and has participated as an invited speaker at more than 200 scientific events in the last five years. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and Evidence-Based Dental Practice and a member of the editorial boards of various other dental journals. He has been awarded the Jens Waerhaug Research Prize by the Scandinavian Society of Periodontology (1984), the Outstanding Service Award from the International Association for Dental Research (2015) and the IADR Straumann Award in Periodontal Regenerative Medicine (2015). He is a member of the executive committee of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and chair of its workshop committee. He has previously served the EFP both as president (1993-1994) and secretary general (1998–2005). He is president of the Osteology Foundation, president of the International Association for Dental Research’s continental European division, and president-elect of the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE).
Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS, is clinical professor of periodontology and director of implant education at Columbia School of Dental Medicine. He is a recipient of the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, Teacher of the Year Award from New York University, and Distinguished Lecturer Award from the American College of Prosthodontists. He has published over 200 articles on perio-prosthodontics and implant dentistry and has coauthored four textbooks, including The Single-Tooth Implant (Quintessence, 2020) with Dr Stephen J. Chu. Dr Tarnow maintains a private practice in New York City and has lectured in over 45 countries.
Istvan Urban, DMD, MD, PhD, teaches implant dentistry in the graduate program at Loma Linda University in California and is also an adjunct clinical associate professor in the Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan. He has published widely on bone regeneration and soft tissue reconstructive surgery around dental implants and is the author of the textbooks Vertical and Horizontal Ridge Augmentation: New Perspectives (Quintessence, 2017) and Vertical 2: The Next Level of Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation (2022). Dr Urban is licensed in the state of California and maintains a private practice in Budapest, Hungary.