Founded in Switzerland by Dr. Haleh and Golnar Abivardi and inspired by Dr. Green Vardiman Black’s vision of a preventive future for dentistry, vVARDIS is the result of a combined 30 years of dental and entrepreneurial experience, and 20 years of laboratory and clinical research paired with the creative vision of its founders. At its Innovation Center in northern Switzerland, vVARDIS’ team of scientists has been leading some of today’s most advanced explorations in oral health.
Professor emeritus at the University of Geneva. Past president of the University Clinics of Dental Medicine and past Director of the Department of Preventive Dental Medicine and Primary Dental Care and Chairman, Division of Cariology and Endodontology, University Clinics of Dental Medicine (CUMD).
Focused on noninvasive restorative treatments, adhesive restorations of vital and devital teeth, lasers in dentistry, CAD/CAM manufacturing, 3D printing, digital 3D smile design, dental photography, novel caries diagnostic methods, personalized dental prevention, AI-empowered monitoring concepts and artificial intelligence in dentistry in general.
Under my 9-years presidency from 2009 to 2018, the new revolutionary facility of the University Clinics of Dental Medicine of the University of Geneva with 90 clinical and 32 preclinical workstations was designed, constructed and successfully opened: https://youtu.be/7xdL4EH3g08
I also introduced the first structured dental continuing education program in Switzerland, "Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Microinvasive esthetic dentistry", the only dental MAS in Switzerland awarded with full accreditation by the aaq: https://www.unige.ch/formcont/cours/mas-microinvasive-aesthetic-dentistry-2019
Together with Prof. Irena Sailer, we recently developed and introduced at the University of Geneva Switzerland's first and only Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Digital dental technologies https://www.unige.ch/medecine/fr/enseignement1/formationcontinue/mas/digital-dental-technologies/
Under my leadership and coming from nowhere, the University Clinics of Dental Medicine of the University of Geneva reached 23rd place in the QS World University Ranking in 2018: https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2018/dentistry.
Together with Prof. Albert Feilzer, I have been serving as co-director of several PhD theses at the Academic Centre for Dentistry (ACTA), Amsterdam. ACTA is rated 2nd best in the QS World University Ranking in 2022: https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2022/dentistry.
The goal of modern dentistry is anti-aging and lifelong oral health. This vision is now becoming real by implementing AI-empowered early diagnosis and regular monitoring, individualized prevention, microregenerative procedures, as well as painless noninvasive early interventions.