It is with great pleasure that we invite you to a very special continuing education symposium in Zurich. After more than 20 years as chairman of the Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry, Prof. Christoph Hämmerle will retire from this function. During these years, the disciplines of reconstructive dentistry, oral implantology and dental material sciences have undergone important evolutions and changes. At the same time, the dynamic of theses changes have continuously been increasing and it may be expected that this aspect will keep playing an important role in the future of our profession. The planned symposium will provide ex- citing insights and clinically relevant information in these dental specialties.
A group of internationally renowned speakers and long- time colleagues of Christoph Hämmerle from different clinical backgrounds will shed light on these fascinating changes and provide their assessments of the current and the future clinical challenges in the field of reconstructive dentistry.
There will be ample time during the breaks for professional interactions and discussions regarding these exciting new opportunities in dental medicine.
We would be happy to welcome you to this interesting continuing education event.
Tord Berglundh is professor and chair at the Department of Periodontology at the Institute of Odontology, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Prof Berglundh graduated (DDS) in 1978 in Gothenburg and received his degree in odontology and his certificate as specialist in periodontics in 1992. He received his PhD in 1993. He was appointed associate professor in 1994 and then full professor in periodontology in 2002 at the University of Gothenburg, where he has served since 1981. Prof Berglundh is co-editor of the textbook Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and associate editor of the journals Clinical Oral Implants Research and the EFP’s Journal of Clinical Periodontology. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Dental Research and serves as a referee on several other journals. He has received numerous scientific awards and produced about 230 scientific publications within the field of dental implants, periodontal and peri-implant diseases, immunology, genetics, tissue integration, and regeneration.
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.
Dr. Cooper formerly served as Program Director of Advanced Prosthodontics and Stallings Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics (ACP), a former ACP President and received the ACP’s 2004 Clinician/Researcher Award. He also was named the recipient of the 2009 International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Prosthodontics and Implantology. Dr. Cooper has one of the strongest international reputations for innovation, perspective, and patient-oriented research and clinical care in the world. He has led an innovative team in translational research evaluating the role of a variety of pro- and anti-inflammatory bio-markers as well as innovative medical device designs to create research-oriented clinical solutions for relevant patient care. After earning his DDS from New York University, Dr. Cooper went on to earn a PhD from the University of Rochester, New York, and a Certificate in Prosthodontics from the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester. Later, he completed a two-year research fellowship at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in Bethesda, MD.
Dr Christer Dahlin is a Professor in Oral Surgery and Guided Tissue Regeneration at Department of Biomaterials Science, Institute for Clinical Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is also a Senior Consultant in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with focus on implant treatment at NÄL Medical Centre Hospital, Trollhättan. He is a Member of editorial boards for Clinical Implant Dent & Related Research, Clinical Oral Implant Research, Int J Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, J Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine and Int J Dental Traumatology. As a former research fellow, he is appointed Courtesy Professor College of Dentistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. Dr Dahlin has over twenty five years of experience in implant treatment and related research and is considered one of the pioneers in the development of the concept of Guided Bone Regeneration that still remains his main focus within research. He is currently project leader for the research group BIOMEMBRANE within the multi-disciplinary BIOMATCELL enterprise, a government-funded Biomaterials initiative in Gothenburg, Sweden. They are studying and developing what could be the next generation of GBR devices. He frequently travels worldwide to lecture, conduct research and teach on this and other implant-related topics.
Dr. Gracis was trained in the United States where he obtained first a D.M.D. degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and, then, the certificate in Prosthodontics with an M.S.D. degree at the University of Washington. In 1990, he returned to Milan and has been working ever since in private practice limiting his activity to prosthodontics and restorative dentistry. He belongs as Active Member to the Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry for which he was President in the years 2007–2008 and to the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry for which he was President for the 2016–2018 term. He is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and of the International Journal of Prosthodontics.
Christoph Hammerle is the Chairman of the Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry, Center of Dental Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is certified in prosthodontics and periodontics and holds a specialist degree in implant dentistry of the Swiss Society of Odontology. He's clinical focus is on the comprehensive treatment of complex, partially edentulous patients applying all available options of reconstructive dentistry including dental implants. His main scientific interests encompass biological and technological aspects of fixed reconstructions on teeth and implants as part of the overall restorative treatment concept. Specific areas include hard and soft tissue augmentation, imaging techniques, computer aided planning and execution of treatment, clinical application and processing aspects of ceramics, composits and hybrid materials. Christoph Hammerle is or has been a member of various scientific organizations. Board Member of the Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry, Chairman of the Committee for Specialization in Reconstructive Dentistry in Switzerland, Past President of the Osteology Foundation, Past President of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO), Board Member of the Continental European Division of the IADR (CED), President of the Dental Campus Association. He has served on the organizing committees of several national and international conferences including: Swiss Society of Periodontology, EAO Annual Congresses, EAO Consensus Conferences, Workshops of the European Federation of Periodontology and the Osteology Foundation. He has received an honorary doctor from the University of Athens, Greece, honorary memberships of the European Association for Osseointegration and the Osteology Foundation, and the Jerome M. and Dorothy Schweitzer Research Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He has published more than 350 scientific and clinical articles and holds an H-factor of 83 (Scopus). He has lectured widely internationally.
Professor Lisa Heitz-Mayfield, an Adelaide graduate, obtained a Master's in periodontology (1996) and PhD (1998) from Lund University, Sweden. Her doctorate focused on periodontal and peri-implant regeneration. She received a scholarship to the Brånemark Osseointegration Centre, Sweden, and an ITI Scholarship to the University of Bern, Switzerland where she was Head of the Oral Microbiology Research Laboratory from 1999 to 2003. She was awarded the André Schroeder Research Prize in Implant Dentistry in 2002. Her positions include Adjunct Professor at the International Research Collaborative, University of Western Australia, Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, and Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong. She is the Chair of the ITI Research committee and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Clinical Oral Implants Research. She maintains a specialist periodontal practice in Perth.
Prof. Markus B. Hürzeler received his dental degree from the University of Zurich, his certificate as a specialist in Periodontics from the Swiss Society of Periodontology, the Docent (Associate Professor) degree from the Department of Prosthodontics at Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany, and his certificate in Prosthodontics from the German Society of Prosthodontics. He is Clinical Associate Professor at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Department of the Operative Dentistry and Periodontology and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas in Houston, Texas. Dr. Hürzeler has produced more than 100 scientific publications within the field of implants, periodontology and tissue regeneration and is a regular national and international lecturer. He maintains a private practice focused on periodontics and implant dentistry in Munich, Germany.
Ronald Jung is trained in oral surgery, prosthodontics and implant therapy. He is currently Head Division of Implantology at the Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry, Center of Dental Medicine, University of Zürich. In 2006 he worked as Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas Heath Science Center at San Antonio, USA (Chairman: Prof. Dr. D. Cochran). 2008 he finalized his "Habilitation" (venia legendi) in dental medicine and was appointed at the University of Zürich. In 2011 he became his PhD doctorate degree of the University of Amsterdam, ACTA dental school, The Netherlands. In 2013 he worked as Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, USA. In 2015 he has been promoted to full Professorship for Implantology at the University of Zurich. He is an accomplished and internationally renowned lecturer and researcher, best known for his work in the field of hard and soft tissue management and his research on new technologies in implant dentistry. He is currently Treasurer of the EAO, Past President of the Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry, member of the Board of Directors of the Osteology Foundation and active Member of the EAED.
Prof. Özcan has authored more than 500 scientific and clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals, is a well-sought lecturer, receiver of several international awards and has held numerous continuing education courses in Europe. She serves also for the editorial boards of several scientific journals. Her clinical expertise is on reconstructive dentistry and her scientific work focuses on translational research. She has Honorary Professorship positions at various universities some of which are São Paulo State University (Brazil), University of Florida (USA) and University of Hong Kong (China). She is EPA-Recognized Specialist in Prosthodontics, Honorary Secretary of the European Prosthodontic Association (EPA), Past-President of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) / Dental Materials Group (DMG), Fellow of Academy of Dental Materials (FADM), Fellow of International College of Dentistry (FICD) and Fellow in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, FDS RCPS (Glasgow). In 2018, she received "Dr. honoris causa" title from Romania. She is the recipient of the "2018 IADR Distinguished Scientist Wilmer Souder Award".
Professor Dr. Marc Quirynen received his dental degree in 1980 and his education and training in periodontology in 1984, and his PhD in 1986 all from the Catholic University of Leuven. In 1990 he was appointed Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Leuven where he teaches periodontology and anatomy. His research focus has been in oral microbiology investigating the influence of surface characteristics on bacterial adhesion and the effect of antiseptics, oral malodor, simplification and optimization of periodontal therapy including implant surgery. He has published more than 300 articles in international peer-reviewed journals including, the Journal of Clinical Periodontology where he is Associate Editor, the Clinical Oral implants Research, the Journal of Dental Research, and the Periodontal Practice Today and Parodontologie.
Prof Dr Irena Sailer received her Dr med dent degree from the University of Tübingen, Germany (1997/1998). She received an Assistant Professorship at the Clinic of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland (2003), where from 2010 she was an Associate Professor. In 2007, Prof Dr Sailer was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, Dental College, New York University, NY, USA. Since 2009 she has held an Adjunct Associate Professorship at the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, Robert Schattner Center, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA (Head: Prof Dr MB Blatz). Prof Dr Sailer is Head of the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. In 2019, she received an Honorary Skou Professorship at Aarhus University, Denmark. She is a Specialist for Prosthodontics (Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry), and holds a Certificate of focused activities in Dental Implantology (WBA) of the Swiss Society for Dentistry. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the European Association of Osseointegration (EAO), Vice President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED), member of the Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry, the Education Committee of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), and the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics (GNYAP), and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Prosthodontics. She is widely published and holds several patents on esthetic coatings of dental/medical devices, and on a digital dental splint.
Christian S. Stohler, DMD, DrMedDent, has served as dean of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and senior vice president of Columbia University Medical Center since August 1, 2013. He received his DMD and DrMedDent degrees from the University of Bern, Switzerland, where he also obtained certificates in oral surgery and prosthodontics. From 2003-2013, he was the dean of the School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, where he led a curriculum update, oversaw Maryland’s expansion to become the largest public dental school in the U.S., re-engineered the school’s business operation, and expanded the school’s global presence. Before joining the University of Maryland, he held several positions at the University of Michigan, including professor at the School of Dentistry, research scientist at the Center for Human Growth and Development, director of research at the School of Dentistry, and professor and chair of the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences. While at Michigan, he was named the William R. Mann professor and held the Roy & Natalie Roberts endowed chair. Dean Stohler is a leading expert on pain management and on jaw disorders such as temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJD). He has helped lead National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded work into the genetics, endocrinology, and neurobiology of the human response to pain—particularly in patients with TMJD, a chronic and painful jaw joint disorder that affects from 5–12 percent of the population. He was a member of the team that was the first to show that thinking that a placebo will relieve pain is enough to prompt the brain to release endorphins, the body’s own painkillers, and that this corresponds with a reduction in how much pain a person experiences. Dr. Stohler’s more than 120 articles and book chapters have been cited more than 5,400 times.