Every 3 years since 1983, the beautiful city of Boston hosts the return of the International Symposium on Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, and 2022 will be no exception. Our program will focus on the core elements that set this symposium apart—most notably a distinguished program featuring an internationally renowned group of clinicians, researchers, and academics to share their cutting-edge information.
As in years past, this meeting is expected to be characterized as a "can’t miss event" in continuing dental education. It is an opportunity to mingle with thought leaders and fellow professionals and to discover an authentic sense of camaraderie.
The topics presented and debated at the 14th Symposium will address clinical therapeutics including periodontics, oral surgery, implantology, orthodontics, and restorative dentistry as they interrelate in multidisciplinary dentistry. We are confident that you will return from the symposium to your office, laboratory, or university with a renewed enthusiasm for our profession.
Presented by the Quintessence International Publishing Group, publisher of The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, and co-sponsored by the American Academy of Periodontology, this symposium addresses current trends in these dental fields as well as implant and esthetic dentistry. The symposium offers three cutting-edge sessions daily, presented by internationally recognized speakers, including the following formats: live lecture sessions involving case studies, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops. Participants can attend any sessions they wish. Pre-symposium workshops are also available for an additional fee.
Dr. Tara Aghaloo is a Professor in the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She is also the Director of the Clinical Research Center, where she works closely with the UCLA Clinical Translational Science Institute.
As a former full-time Professor of Periodontics and current full-time private practitioner, Dr. Allen combines his recognized teaching abilities and clinical skills to present a practical multimedia course on current oral plastic surgical techniques. His passion for teaching and the structure of the courses allow participants to immediately apply the new procedures in their practices. Dr. Allen has served as President of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Currently, he is the Periodontal Section Editor for the Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Periodontology and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Allen is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Baylor College of Dentistry Periodontics Residency Program, the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, and the President's Award for Excellence in Dental Education from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. In 2019, he was honored with the AAP Gold Medal Award, the highest award bestowed by the Academy. He has published over 100 articles in the area of esthetic surgery and has presented numerous lectures and surgical demonstrations worldwide.
From 2009–2011, Dr. Avila-Ortiz was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2011 as a professor in the Department of Periodontics. He was appointed Chair of the Department of Periodontics in 2017, and he was named as the inaugural Phillip Lainson Professor of Periodontics in 2021.
Dr. Vinay Bhide is a board-certified Periodontist who provides the full scope of surgical periodontal and dental implant therapy. In addition to conventional periodontal procedures such as pocket reduction and crown lengthening, Dr. Bhide has a special interest in esthetic and reconstructive periodontics, procedures including soft tissue grafting for correction of gingival recession, periodontal regeneration, and pre-prosthetic site development procedures such as alveolar ridge augmentation, maxillary sinus floor augmentation (both direct and indirect), and guided bone regeneration (GBR). Dr. Bhide earned his DDS from the University of Toronto in 2001, and subsequently completed a one-year internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He completed his Master of Science and specialty training in periodontology at the University of Toronto in 2005. Dr. Bhide is an Examiner and Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Bhide is also a member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI). In addition to private practice, Dr. Bhide holds the rank of Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and is involved in didactic and clinical teaching of periodontics at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. He has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics related to periodontology. In his spare time, Dr. Bhide enjoys spending time with this family, running, playing tennis, and of course, reading anything!
Dr. Brucia is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry where he is currently an Assistant Professor of Dental Practice. He is practicing Esthetic and Restorative dentistry full time in San Francisco, California. Dr. Brucia is the Co-Director of the FACE occlusion study club where he chairs the department of clinical education. He is the 2011 recipient of the Gordon J. Christensen Recognition Lecturer Award. In 2010, Dr. Brucia was elected a fellow in the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and presently serves as Academy Vice President. He has also been selected by Dentistry Today as one of the top clinicians in dental continuing education today.
Dr Buser has been Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral Surgery at the University of Bern for 20 years. He lectures internationally, and when the pandemic forced meetings to cancel, he continued to share his knowledge through regular online Webinars—often accessible for free. Dr Buser has been president of multiple implantology-focused associations, including the EAO and ITI, among others. Dr Buser has received multiple awards from professional organizations such as the ITI, AO, AAP, and AAOMS, and has authored or coauthored more than 350 publications.
Luigi Canullo, DDS, PhD, graduated cum laude in dentistry and prosthodontics at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, in 1994 before turning his attention to surgical techniques in implant dentistry. He attended postgraduate courses in Italy and abroad (University of California, Los Angeles [UCLA]), and completed his doctorate at the University of Bonn, Germany. Dr Canullo lectures extensively on surgical and prosthetic aspects of implant dentistry; was a visiting professor at the Sacred Heart University in Bauru, Brazil; and has authored several journal articles on implantology topics. He is a member of the Società Italiana di Ossigeno (SIO) and the European Academy of Osseointegration (EAO) and was awarded the EAO 2008 Clinical Research Award. Dr Canullo maintains a private practice in Rome, Italy, limited to surgery and implant-supported prosthetic rehabilitation
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Ashman Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry
Department of Prosthodontics
New York University College of Dentistry
Dr Christian Coachman is a Brazilian sixth generation dentist; in 2019 his family line has worked in dentistry for 170 years, as verified by Guinness World Records. Not only did he qualify as a dentist from the most recognized dental school in Latin America, the University of São Paulo Dental School in 2002, he has a double degree, having also graduated from the same institution as a dental laboratory technician in 1995.
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. Cullum completed his DDS with distinction at the University of Alberta, Canada and a general practice residency and specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Westchester Medical Center, New York. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Cullum is on faculty as a Visiting Lecturer at both Loma Linda University and UCLA, Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is Past-Chair, Department of Surgery, at Kootenai Medical Center. He speaks internationally and has written numerous articles, textbook chapters and a new textbook titled "Minimally Invasive Dental Implant Surgery". Dr. Cullum has served in national, state and local leadership roles. At Implants Northwest, he practices oral and maxillofacial surgery with an emphasis on patient-centered care utilizing immediate and minimally invasive techniques in esthetic implant reconstruction. Dr. Cullum has developed a number of innovative techniques and continues to teach and study internationally. Dr. Cullum is also the president of Implants Northwest LIVE Learning Center, a continuing education institute in Coeur d’Alene. Dr. Cullum and his wife live in the Coeur d’Alene area. He loves the outdoors and especially enjoys skiing and spending time with his family.
Dr. José Carlos Martins da Rosa received his DDS degree in 1988 from the Federal University of Santa Maria/RS - Brazil. In 1992 he got a post graduate certificate in Periodontics from São Paulo Association of Dentists (APCD), Bauru/SP and in 2005 he received his MS degree and post graduate certificate in Prosthodontics from Center of Dental Research São Leopoldo Mandic, Campinas/SP. He is currently Doctorade Student in Implantology of CPO SLMandic, in Campinas/SP. He coordinated updating courses in Implantology and Prosthesis over Implants in Meridional Dental Study Center (CEOM) – Passo Fundo/RS from 1998 to 2006. He coordinated the specialization course in Implantology at the same school from 2006 to 2008. He was scientific coordinator of the specialization course in Implantology at Brazilian Dentistry Association (ABO) in Florianópolis/SC from 2000 to 2003. Nowadays, he is teacher of Implantology of these Study Centers. He developed a new technique to broden indications for immediate loading on individual teeth. Through it, cases of compromised sites with bone loss/gingival recessions can be reconstructed in the same surgical session of tooth extraction, implant placement and provisional crown installation, reducing the number of interventions and keeping predictability on esthetic aspects. The name of this technique is Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration or "IDR". The technique was theme of the book of the same name launched in Portuguese language in 2010, by Santos Publishing (São Paulo – Brazil). The book "Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration (IDR): Immediate-loaded implants in compromised alveolar sockets", sold out its first edition in three months. A new edition in Portuguese was launched in 2011 and the Spanish language version was launched in May 2012. The English language version in going to be launched until the end of 2012. Since 1993 he is giving lectures in all parts of Brazil and since 2009 he is giving lectures in Brazil and around the world to spread the technique developed by him. He has a private practice and Study Center in Caxias do Sul/RS – Brazil, "Rosa Odontologia", where he gives courses, hands-on and coordinates research groups. For more information, click here: www.rosaodontologia.com.br
Dr. Marco Degidi is an Adjunct Professor, Postgraduate Master in Clinic Implantology at the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy. He is an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration, and a Diplomate of the International College of Oral Implantology. He has published 141 articles in peer-reviewed journals and received numerous awards with an H-index of 31. Dr. Degidi lectures throughout the world discussing immediate loading, primary stability, biomaterials, and aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Marco Degidi is the inventor of the WeldOne Concept, as well as the Conometric Concept. The WeldOne concept is worldwide unique as DENTSPLY Implants offers the first complete, proven and sophisticated concept for intraoral welding based on resistance spot welding principle. Instead of cement or screws, the Conometric Concept uses friction retention to secure the crown and cap onto the abutment. Dr. Degidi runs a private practice in Bologna focusing on implant surgery and prosthetics.
Dr. Nicholas Dello Russo received his B.S. cum laude from Boston College and his DMD from Tufts Dental School. He completed his specialty training in periodontology at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry receiving a MScD and certificate in periodontology. He currently serves as Instructor in periodontology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Dello Russo is Board-certified in Periodontology. He is past president of the Massachusetts Society of Periodontists. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and a member of the Mass Dental Society, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the Society of Osseointegration. His clinical interests include dental implants and regeneration of hard and soft tissues surrounding teeth.
Dr. Fiorellini joined Penn Dental Medicine in 2005, serving as Chair of the Department and Director of the Postdoctoral Periodontics Program through June 2015. Prior to joining Penn Dental Medicine, Dr. Fiorellini was at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he served as Vice Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity; Head of the Division of Periodontology; and Program Director of Periodontology. Throughout his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Fiorellini also maintained a private practice in periodontics and implant dentistry. His areas of research include the relationship of genetics and periodontal disease and studies related to periodontal regeneration and implantology. Dr. Fiorellini currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Periodontology, the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He has authored more than 50 manuscripts, reviews, and textbook chapters, and his research awards have included National Institutes of Health and International Association of Dental Research travel grants, The American Academy of Periodontology Young Investigators Award, The Academy of Osseointegration Research Award, and The European Association for Osseointegration Research Prize. He was also the recipient of the 2005 E. Bud Tarrson Research Award in Oral Plastic Surgery from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.
Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS is a Professor and Director of Advanced Education in Periodontology in the Department of Periodontology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry. Dr. Geisinger received her BS in Biology from Duke University, her DDS from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, and her MS and Certificate in Periodontology and Implantology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Geisinger is a Diplomate in the American Board of Periodontology. She has served as the President of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation and on multiple national and region organized dentistry committees. She currently serves as Chair of the ADA’s Council on Scientific Affairs and a member of the AAP’s Board of Trustees.
She has authored over 45 peer-reviewed publications and her research interests include periodontal and systemic disease interaction, implant dentistry in the periodontally compromised dentition, and novel treatment strategies for oral soft and hard tissue regeneration. She lectures nationally and internationally on topics in periodontology and oral healthcare.
Dr. William Giannobile, dean of Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), is a leader in the field of periodontology and an internationally recognized scholar in oral regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and precision medicine. He is an alumnus of HSDM, with an advanced degree in periodontology and oral biology. In September, 2020, he was appointed the 11th dean of HSDM. Prior to HSDM, he served as the Najjar Endowed Professor and chair of the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He was also a professor of biomedical engineering at the College of Engineering and Biointerfaces Institute. He received his DDS and MS in oral biology from the University of Missouri. He later received his certificate in periodontology and Doctor of Medical Sciences in oral biology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He completed postdoctoral training in molecular biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Giannobile previously held positions as a faculty member at HSDM as an assistant professor of Periodontology and at the Forsyth Institute. He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Genoa Medical School Biotechnology Institute and the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. Giannobile’s research focuses on oral and periodontal regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and precision medicine. He has maintained a continuously NIH-funded research program over the past 25 years, and serves as co-principal investigator for the NIDCR-supported Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine Resource Center. The goal of the center is to translate early stage dental, oral and craniofacial reconstructive technologies into clinical practice. He has produced over 300 manuscripts, textbook chapters, and patents focused on periodontology, regenerative medicine and oral health research. He is the editor or co-editor of nine books focused on clinical, translational research, periodontology and regenerative medicine. Giannobile recently completed a ten-year term as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Dental Research, the official journal of the International Association for Dental Research. Giannobile is also a consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Dental Devices. He serves as an associate editor for the upcoming report on the Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health – 2020. Last year, Giannobile received the American Dental Association’s Norton Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Academy of Periodontology. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association for Dental Research and the International and American Colleges of Dentists. He is a past president of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, and currently serves as the president of the Osteology Foundation, an organization devoted to oral tissue regeneration by the promotion of science and clinical practice. In addition to his research efforts, he is involved in clinical and didactic teaching in periodontology and will practice clinically in periodontics and implant dentistry at the Harvard Dental Center.
He received his Dental Degree (DDS) from University of Padova, his MS (Master of Science in Periodontology) and his Certificate of Advance Education in Periodontology from Tufts University in Boston. He also received a PhD in Periodontal Plastic Surgery from Universitad International de Catalunya, Barcelona. He is serve as an instructor in the Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Division of Periodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where he was appointed in 2011. In January 2012 he was also appointed Adjunct Professor in the Department of Periodontology, at University of Padova.
In 2018 Dr. Gobbato received the AAP educator award in recognition of outstanding teaching and mentoring in periodontics form Harvard University. He serves as reviewer for the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry (IJPRD) where he is also an editorial board consultant. He is both active and certified member of the Italian Society of Periodontology and Implantology (SIdP), active member of the Italian Academy of Osseointegration (IAO) and of the Italian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (IAED).
Dr. Gobbato has authored or co-authored original articles, review papers, case reports and book chapters. The main scientific interest is in the field of tissue integration of dental implants, implant surface characteristics, and periodontal therapy.
Dr. Ueli Grunder received his DMD degree from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, in 1982. His post-graduate education in advanced fixed prosthodontics also came from the University of Zurich. He received his specialist in fixed prosthodontics of the Swiss Society of Prosthodontics (SSRD) and in implantology of the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology (SGI). He maintains a private practice together with Thomas Gaberthüel from 1989 – 2014 and with David Schneider and Jörg Michel since 2018 in Zollikon-Zurich and has published numerous papers and extensively lectured nationally and internationally on the surgical and prosthetic aspects of implant dentistry. His book "Implants in the Esthetic Zone" was published by Quintessence Publishing 2015 and has been translated in 11 languages as of today. Dr. Grunder is Past-president of the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology (SSOI) and Past-President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED).
Dr. Galip Gurel graduated from the University of Istanbul, Dental School in 1981. He continued his education at the University of Kentucky, Department of Prosthodontics. Received his MSc degree from Yeditepe University in, Istanbul. Dr. Gurel is the founder and the honorary president of EDAD (Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry). He was the President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) for 2011 & 2012. He received "The Smigel" award in October 2014 which is granted biennially by New York University College of Dentistry to honor the best esthetic dentists in the world for the social contribution they create, their support for the improvement of esthetic dentistry, their vision and determination and their ability to present innovative ideas around dentistry globally and the education they provide to the dental health professionals about advanced esthetics, technology and the new techniques in general dentistry. He is also a member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA) and American Academy of Restorative Dentistry (AARD) and the honorary diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) . He is also the editor-in-chief of the Quintessence Magazine in Turkey and on the editorial board of the AACD journal, PPAD (Practical Procedure & Aesthetic Dentistry), EJED (European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry). He has been lecturing on dental esthetics all over the world and giving post graduate lectures on esthetics dentistry. He is a visiting professor at the New York University (USA), Marseille Dental University (France) and Istanbul Yeditepe University (Turkey). He is the author of "The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers" published by Quintessence Publishing in 2003 translated into 12 different languages. He has been practicing in his own clinic in Istanbul, specializing in Esthetic Dentistry, since 1984. A renown sportsman, Dr. Gurel has been the Captain of the Turkish National Team of Water Polo for 110 times, a World Champion of the Camel Trophy and a participant of the Paris-Dakar Rally.
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.
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.
Dr. David Kim received his dental degree (D.D.S.) from the University of Maryland Dental School, and completed his periodontology training and Doctor of Medical Science (D.M.Sc.) in oral biology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Currently, as an Associate Professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, he is also the Director of the Postgraduate Program in Periodontology and the Continuing Education at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kim is a past recipient of the Joseph L. Henry Award recognizing excellence in research and clinical training from Harvard. In addition, he received Balint Orban Research Award, Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics, and Teaching Fellowship from the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Kim's clinical and research interests have been on the use of innovative concepts, technologies and biomaterials to enhance intraoral soft and hard tissue formation, especially by incorporating the tissue engineering concept to repair and regenerate soft and hard tissue volume for patients requiring dental implants to replace missing teeth. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology and maintains a clinical practice in Boston, Massachusetts.
1993–1998: Study of dentistry at the University of Mainz. 1998–2001: Research associate in the Department of Dental Conservation and Periodontology at the University of Mainz. 2000: Doctorate. 2001–2003: Practice-related studies in business administration at the Business Administration Institute of Prof. Dr. Braunschweig, graduating with a degree in health economics. 2001–2004: Employed dentist at the Center for Dentistry and associate at the Private Institute for Periodontology and Implantology Munich with Dr. W. Bolz, Prof. Dr. H. Wachtel, Prof. Dr. M. Hürzeler and Dr. O. Zuhr. Since 2004: Established in own practice in Mainz with focus on implantology, periodontology, functional diagnostics and restorative dentistry. Since 2015: Joint practice with Dr. Ina Köttgen MSc. specializing in functional diagnostics, periodontology, implantology and restorative dentistry. 2017: Publications in numerous journals on the topics of periodontology, implantology, prophylaxis and esthetics. Multiple lecturing activities on the topics of periodontology, prophylaxis, esthetic dentistry and implantology and implant prosthetics and complex treatment planning. Lecturer of the master course " Master Online Periodontology" of the University of Freiburg. Chairman of the Intensive Continuing Education and Continuum Department of the BZKR. Member of the Representative Assembly of the BZK Rheinhessen. Deputy Chairman of the Representative Assembly of the BZK Rheinhessen. Member of the editorial board of "Der junge Zahnarzt" (Springer Verlag).
Dr Pascal Magne is an Associate Professor with tenure and the Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation Professor of Esthetic Dentistry in the Division of Restorative Sciences at the University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of Geneva Dental School in Switzerland in 1989 with a Med Dent degree and later obtained his doctorate in 1992 and his Privat Docent degree in 2002. Dr Magne received postgraduate training in fixed prosthodontics and occlusion, operative dentistry, and endodontics and was a lecturer at the same university beginning in 1989 until 1997. From 1997 to 1999, he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. After concluding 2 years of research, Dr Magne returned to the University of Geneva Dental School and assumed the position of Senior Lecturer in the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion until he was recruited to the University of Southern California in February 2004. He is the recipient of multiple awards from the Swiss Science Foundation and the Swiss Foundation for Medical-Biological Grants and was honored with the 2002 Young Investigator Award from the International Association for Dental Research as well as the 2007, 2009, and 2018 Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Awards (for the best research/clinical report of the year published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry). He was also the recipient of the Distinguished Lecturer Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics in 2016. Dr Magne is the author of numerous clinical and research articles on esthetics and adhesive dentistry and is an internationally known mentor and lecturer on these topics. The first edition of this textbook has been translated into 12 languages and is considered one of the most outstanding books in the field of adhesive and esthetic dentistry. Dr Magne is a founding member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry and a mentor of the Bio- Emulation think-tank group. In 2012, he launched a revolutionary approach to the teaching of dental morphology, function, and esthetics (the 2D/3D/4D approach) for freshman students at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC.
Mauro Merli graduated from the University of Bologna with a degree in medicine and surgery in 1986 and with a degree in odontostomatology in 1989. He is an active member of SIdP, AIOP and the European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. He is past president of SIdP and author of the multimedia books Implant Therapy (Quintessence, 2013) and Prosthetic Therapy in Implantology (Quintessence) as well as several scientific articles. He is currently professor of periodontology at the Marche Polytechnic University, President of the Merli Clinic. Together with his brother Aldo and sister Monica, Dr Merli runs a private practice founded by his father Mario.
Konrad H. Meyenberg graduated at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He afterwards completed his 4-year post-graduate program in reconstructive dentistry in Zurich at the department for fixed and remouvable prosthodontics and material sciences (chairman: Prof. Peter Schärer). His special areas of interests and research are perioprosthetics, adhesive dentistry, esthetic prosthodontics and implant dentistry. He maintains a private practice limited to esthetic reconstructive dentistry in Zurich, Switzerland, together with 3 partners (Marco Imoberdorf & Christian Ramel: periodontology & implant surgery, Frank Paqué: endodontics & microsurgery). He is a senior lecturer at the Universitis of Zurich, Dental Schools. Speaker at numerous international congresses. He published numerous articles in the fields of esthetic dentistry, perio-prosthodontics and implant prosthodontics. Active Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the Academy of Osseointegration and the Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry. He is a certified specialist for Reconstructive Dentistry of the Swiss and European Dental Society. Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, the European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and the journal of Implantologie.
Dr. Craig Misch graduated Omicron Kappa Upsilon from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1985. He then obtained specialty training in prosthodontics at the University of Pittsburgh and received certificates in prosthodontics, oral implantology as well as a Master of Dental Science. Thereafter he was appointed Co-Director of the University of Pittsburgh Oral Implantology Center. Dr. Misch then completed specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Pittsburgh and is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Misch practices as a dual specialist in Sarasota, Florida. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida and the University of Alabama in the departments of periodontics and prosthodontics. Dr. Misch serves on the editorial boards of Implant Dentistry, the Journal of Oral Implantology and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He also has published extensively with over 40 publications and 18 textbook chapters. Dr. Misch in actively involved in clinical research and is a member of the Clinical Needs Advisory Board for the Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine Resource Center. He lectures on the topics of reconstructive surgery, bone augmentation, implant surgery and prosthodontics.
Dr. Julie Mitchell is a Diplomate of The American Board of Prosthodontics. She received her DMD degree cum laude from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2011 and went on to earn a Master of Science in Prosthodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014. Dr. Mitchell achieved board certification at the earliest opportunity and now focuses on challenging esthetic cases and dental implant-supported restorations.
She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a former lecturer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, researcher and published author in the Journal of Applied Oral Sciences and the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. She is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.
Dr. Mitchell is committed to both the preservation of natural dentition as well as the predictable longevity that implant restorations offer. She is compassionate, empathetic and makes her patients feel comfortable during every visit. She will personalize your treatment to create an esthetic and functional long-term solution to chronic dental issues.
Dr. Michael G. Newman is a periodontist in Los Angeles, where he has been in clinical practice for more than 30 years. He is a professor emeritus at the UCLA School of Dentistry, and a founding board member emeritus of the McGuire Institute in Houston. Dr. Newman has consulted for professional organizations and private industry for over 35 years and is dental advisor to Touch Surgery (London). He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a past president of the American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. Newman is senior author of Newman and Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology, 13th edition, (Elsevier), the most widely used periodontal textbook in the world, and senior author of Newman and Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology for the Dental Hygienist (Elsevier). He is the founding editor of the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice (Elsevier) and has published more than 200 abstracts and articles in peer-reviewed journals.
After graduating from the UCLA School of Dentistry, Dr. Newman completed periodontal and microbiology training at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Forsyth Dental Institute.
Dr. Jacinthe M. Paquette is President of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, Past President of the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics, and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Dr. Paquette is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader and educator in Esthetic Dentistry, Prosthodontics, and Implant Dentistry. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Paquette serves on numerous editorial boards, advisory boards, and peer-reviewed journals. Among her professional affiliations, she holds fellowships in the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. She is also a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Paquette has authored over numerous research and clinical articles on her areas of expertise and co-authored several textbook chapters. She is Co-Executive Director of the Newport Coast Oral Facial Institute, a non-profit international teaching facility for dentists and dental technicians located in Newport Beach, California
Dr. Pikos is originally from Campbell, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Pikos completed an internship at Miami Valley Hospital and residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Montefiore Hospital. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Pikos is the recipient of the 2006 Aaron Gershkoff Memorial Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the 2015 Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Top Educator. He is also the first recipient of the Carl E. Misch Advanced Dental Implant Studies Education Award (2017). He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. He is also a Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, Adjunct Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, School of Dentistry, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Pikos is on the Editorial Board of the following journals: Implant Dentistry, Inside Dentistry, the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. As an OMS, he is one of the first clinicians to recognize the relevance of Cone Beam CT and interactive CT technology for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning along with its implementation for implant based oral rehabilitation. As a result, Dr. Pikos has made this high technology a cornerstone of both his private practice and Institute. Dr. Pikos has extensive experience in implant surgery and hard and soft tissue procedures. He also emphasizes interactive CT technology along with foundational principles of prosthetics and biomechanics that dictate the ultimate success of comprehensive implant rehabilitation. Dr. Pikos is the author of the book "Bone Augmentation in Implant Dentistry" published by Quintessence Publishing. He has lectured extensively on dental implants in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Dr. Pikos is an active member and frequent lecturer for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Periodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Pikos is founder and CEO of the Pikos Institute. Since 1990 he has been teaching advanced bone and soft tissue grafting courses along with full arch immediate reconstruction courses with alumni that now number more than 5000 from all 50 states and 43 countries. Dr. Pikos maintains a private practice which is limited exclusively to implant surgery in Trinity, Florida.
Giulio Rasperini is an associate professor of periodontology at the University of Milan and an adjunct clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan. He is an active member of SIdP and was its vice president from 2016 to 2017. He is also a member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) and a full member of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (BAAD). Dr Rasperini is on the editorial board of the Int J Period and Rest Dent and is the author of over 60 peer-reviewed papers. He is the winner of multiple research prizes for work in periodontology and implantology. He runs a clinical practice limited to periodontology and implantology.
Dr. Pamela S. Ray is a Board Certified Periodontal surgeon practicing in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Ray graduated from the University of Texas Heath Science Center Dental School in 1989, and completed her certificate in Periodontics in 1991. Immediately following graduation, she was the first woman dentist to establish practice in San Antonio.
Dr. Ray has a comprehensive outlook on Periodontics providing both disease and cosmetic periodontal treatment. She has interests in Bone Grafting, Soft Tissue Augmentation, and Dental Implantology.
Dr. Ray lectures locally and nationally, on surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy, as well as practice management.
Chris R. Richardson, DMD, MS, currently practices as a private practice clinician in Richmond, Virginia. He also serves as a part-time clinical professor in the Graduate Periodontics Clinic at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. He is a member of the iMc Research Institute and maintains a segment of his practice committed to clinical research. He recently received the 2017 AAP Clinical Research Award as well as an AAP Special Citation. Dr. Richardson is a Board Certified Periodontist by the American Board of Periodontology, and has served in numerous leadership roles in his local, state, regional and national organizations. He is a Past President of the Richmond Dental Society and the Southern Academy of Periodontology, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Richardson serves on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and continues to enjoy lecturing throughout the United States. He maintains an active membership in the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, and is a Fellow of the Virginia Dental Association. He has two wonderful children and an amazing wife.
Isabella Rocchietta is a Specialist in Periodontology. She graduated in dentistry at the University of Milan, Italy. She was then awarded a scholarship from the department of Medicine, University of Milan, to train as a clinical and research fellow at the Department of Periodontology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA. Awarded an MSc with merit in Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry from the University of Manchester. She has been currently appointed Honorary Senior Research Associate, department of Periodontics, Eastman Dental Institute, UCL. Lecturer for the diploma in implant dentistry at The Eastman Dental Institute, UCL, London as well as being affiliated with the Department of Biomaterials, Institute for Clinical Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where she conducts clincal research in the field of implantology and bone regeneration. From 2002 to 2011 she has been instructor at the Department of Periodontology, University of Milan, Italy and research consultant for the Institute for Dental Research and Education (IDRE). Currently elected member of the board of directors of the EAO (European Association for Osseointegration) and Chairman of the EAO Junior Committee from 2007 to 2011. She is co-editor of the European Academy for Osseointegration journal, Inspyred, and reviewer for the main scientific journals. Author of several international peer reviewed publications and book chapters and International speaker on bone regeneration, bone grafting with growth factors, tissue engineering, soft and hard tissue neo-formation with autogenous living cells, osseointegration and implant protocols. Dr. Isabella Rocchietta currently performs clinical work limited to periodontics and Implant dentistry in London, U.K.
Marisa Roncati earned a DDS from the University of Ferrara, Italy in 2000. She is a registered Dental Hygienist RDH, Forsyth School in Boston (1984). Dr Roncati was an assistant professor at the School of Dental Hygiene in the University of Bologna from 1991 to 2002 and at the University of Ferrara from 2002 to 2006. She served as an assistant professor at the School of Dental Hygiene at the Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona, Italy from 2008 to 2017 and she is currently an assistant professor at the School of Dentistry Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. Dr Roncati is also a visiting professor for the Master’s Degree in Oral Surgery and Pathology at Parma University. She has been the coauthor of several textbooks in dental hygiene and periodontology and the producer of a DVD on nonsurgical periodontal instrumentation. In 2010, she published Get Sharp (Quintessence), a book and a DVD about periodontal instrument sharpening and Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy: Indications, Limitations, and Clinical Protocols with the Additional Use of the Laser Diode (Quintessence, 2017) which has been translated into five languages in addition to the original Italian. She has also released a DVD in Italian and English on the use of diode lasers associated with nonsurgical periodontal instrumentation.
Located in Yardley, PA, the office of Dr. Paul Rosen and his friendly and professional staff have been helping people just like you achieve vibrant, healthy smiles. We specialize in Periodontics, Implants and Regenerative Therapy. But even more so, we are experts at listening to what you want – your expectations, your questions, your concerns. By combining the latest technology and laser applications with genuine care and concern, we can put that smile back on your face. Dr. Rosen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, as well as being named a Top Dentist by Philadelphia Magazine for many years including 2020. He was also the recipient, in 2015, of the American Academy of Periodontology’s Master Clinician Award which is awarded to only one individual each year. Dr. Rosen was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional Achievement in 2020 from the University of Maryland Dental School which is where he received his Master’s Degree in Oral Biology and completed his training in Periodontics and Dental Implantology.
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.
David M. Sarver, DMD, MS, received his DMD from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and his MS in Orthodontics from the University of North Carolina. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontics, a Fellow in both the International and American Colleges of Dentists, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. In addition to publishing over 70 scientific articles and 20 book chapters, Dr Sarver is the author of Esthetic Orthodontics and Orthognatic Surgery (Elsevier, 1998) and has coauthored several books, including the last three editions of William Proffit's classic textbook, Contemporary Orthodontics (Elsevier, 2018). He has given more than 400 professional presentations worldwide, and he has been featured on several national television programs, including "The Today Show". Dr Sarver maintains a full-time private practice in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Over the course of his career, he developed the technology and subsequent use of digital imaging in orthodontics as both a practice management and diagnostic instrument, introduced diode lasers as an instrumental part of orthodontic therapy, and helped in the development of focal field CBCT with Kodak, computerized data-management systems for diagnosis and treatment planning, and individualized treatment design in bracket manufacture. His entire approach to treatment is to evaluate the macro-esthetics (the face), mini-esthetics (the smile), and micro-esthetics (the teeth) of each patient to determine the problem list, which will in turn drive the treatment plan. A true thinker, Dr Sarver seeks to teach other dental professionals how to work in collaboration with one another to optimize patient outcomes, building beautiful smiles and faces as he goes.
Michael Sonick, DMD, is an internationally known, highly regarded authority in the field of Dental Implantology and Periodontology. He completed his undergraduate degree at Colgate University. He received his DMD at University of Connecticut School of Medicine and his certificate in Periodontology at Emory University. He received his implant training at Harvard University as well as the Branemark Clinic in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Clinical Professor and Director of Implant Education
Department of Periodontology
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Lorenzo received his DDS from the University of Milan in 2017. Lorenzo's scholarly work has mainly focused clinical research in periodontal and peri-implant and periodontal plastic surgery, publishing many of his nearly 50 scholarly publications in International peer-reviewed journals while serving as a reviewer for several well-known journals in periodontics. He was the recipient of several research awards, including the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Schoor Research Award, the first prize at the research competition at the National Osteology Virtual Symposium, the first prize at the research competition at the 3rd International Symposium on soft tissue management around teeth and implants in Florence, Italy and the research award at the Midwest Society of Periodontology in Chicago.
Douglas A. Terry is an educationist, administrator, researcher and specialist in Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He received his DDS from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch, Houston (1978). He is the holder of various academic positions with a number of universities worldwide. He is the founder and CEO of design Technique International and the Institute of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He maintains a private practice in Houston, Texas. He is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and an honorary member of the Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He has served as a research associate for REALITY Research Lab and as a clinical associate for REALITY Publishing, and he is a member of the International Association for Dental Research. He has received various professional awards and fellowships in the American and International College of Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the International Academy of Dental Facial Aesthetics. He is a member and the US vice president of Oral Design International. He is also an editorial member of numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals and has published over 230 articles on various topics in esthetic and restorative dentistry. He has authored the textbook “Natural Aesthetics with Composite Resin” (Montage Media, 2004) and “Restoring with Flowables” (Quintessence 2017), among others. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on various subjects in restorative and esthetic dentistry and is a dental materials clinical research consultant for industry manufacturers. Research interests: esthetic dentistry, dental materials, restorative dentistry.
Tiziano Testori received his MD degree (1981), DDS degree (1984) and his specialty in Orthodontics (1986) from University of Milan. He is the head of the Department of Implant Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation, IRCCS, Galeazzi Institute, Milan. He is also an assistant clinical professor at the Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Science in the University of Milan. Dr Testori is an adjunct clinical associate professor at the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine in the School of Dentistry at the University of Michigan. He is the current president of the IAO (2017–2018), and member of the editorial board of multiple acclaimed journals. Dr Testori is author of 111 peer-reviewed publications and 4 books on implantology.
Giovanni Zucchelli graduated with a degree in dentistry from the University of Bologna in 1988. He was awarded PhD in medical biotechnology in 1999 from the same university. He has been a professor of Periodontology and Implantology at the University of Bologna since 2000. Dr Zucchelli received many awards for clinical research in periodontology in Europe and the United States. In 2006 and 2008, he was the winner of the AAP Foundation-E Bud Tarrson Research Award in Oral Plastic Surgery. He is an active member of EAED, SIdP, and IAO a member of the EFP. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, a member of the editorial board and a peer reviewer for numerous periodontal and implant journals. Dr Zucchelli has also developed several soft tissue plastic surgery techniques and is the author of more than 100 publications. He has spoken on periodontology at major international conferences and has taught theoretical and practical courses (with live surgery) in many countries. Dr Zucchelli is the author of the book Mucogingival Esthetic Surgery (Quintessence, 2013), which is published in 12 different languages, the coauthor of two illustrated textbooks on periodontal plastic surgery, and the author of a chapter in Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (Lindhe J, Lang NP, Karring T [eds], Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).