As one of the leading associations within the field of implant dentistry in the world, the EAO aims to improve the quality of patient care by bridging the gap between science and clinical practice.
EAO achieves this through:
• promoting and facilitating clinical applications of osseointegration for the benefit of patients all over the world
• promoting the advancement of treatment methods in reconstructive surgery and prosthetic rehabilitation based on the principles of osseointegration and related disciplines
• promoting and initiating research into improved clinical procedures for rehabilitation as a consequence of osseointegration
• promoting international exchange of knowledge and understanding of the techniques and research in the field of osseointegration and related disciplines
• promoting the publication of research findings and other materials as part of continuing education for the benefit of members and interested organisations
Irena Sailer, Prof Dr med dent, is chair of the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials at the University of Geneva and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. In 2019, she received an Honorary Skou Professorship of digital dental technologies, fixed and implant prosthodontics, and biomaterials at Aarhus University, Denmark. Dr Sailer is editor-in-chief of The International Journal of Prosthodontics and coauthor of over 150 peer-reviewed publications as well as the books Fixed Restorations: A Clinical Guide to the Selection of Materials and Fabrication Technology (Quintessence, 2021) and Color in Dentistry (2017). She holds several patents on esthetic coatings of dental/medical devices and a digital dental splint.
Prof. Gil Alcoforado has dedicated his life to scientific research in period ontology and implant rehabilitation. His career spanning 35 years has been fulfilled with several lecturing positions at some of the most reputable universities in the dental area in Europe and USA. He has also been actively engaged with an intensive social entrepreneurship and volunteering work in oral care, running oral hygiene instruction campaigns to parents and children in countries where help is paramount. In 1985, Dr. Gil Alcoforado became the first periodontist in Portugal. That same year he joined the Philip Dear Foundation and is today the Chairman of the International College of Dentists – European Section. He was also the founder and former president of the Portugese Periodontal Society as well as former President of the European Federation of Periodontology.
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.
I was born in 1954, in a small village in Aydin province.
I have attended Izmir Koleji (a boarding high school) for 7 years and finished in 1972.
After that, studied in Marmara University School of Dentistry and graduated in 1978. Decided to live in Istanbul and have opened my first dental practice in 1979. That year I got married to Yasemin, my wife.
In my early years, I was interested in dental implants, and attended my first course on dental implants, in 1984. This was one of the radical choices of my life which, later became my main professional interest and dominated my professional life.
Inserted my first dental implant in 1989. Still surviving and in function.
In 1991, I was recognized by International Collage of Oral Implantology (ICOI) with the title of “fellow”, and in 1993 qualified with the title “Diplomate”.
In 1994, have opened “Cosmodent Centre for Dentistry and Dental implants” as one of the first sample of “group practice” with multiple dental specialties under one roof.
In 2001, passionately, I was one of the leading dentists to start a dental implant society (Association of Osseointegration- Turkey ) in my country. I was elected to be the inaugural president of Association of Osseointegration and served for the first 3 terms.
This led me to interact with European Association of Osseointegration (EAO), the biggest and one of the most respected dental implant community of Europe. I became a member in 2001 and then in 2016, was elected to the Board of European Association of Osseointegration (EAO)..I was active in conducting Master Clinician Courses under the umbrella of EAO and nominated for the Chair of EAO London Congress (2024).
I am proud to be the part of EAO Board and serving as the General Secretary (EAO) for the term 2021-2022.
Still actively practicing dentsistry in Cosmodent with the challenge to promote “dental of excellence” to my patients.