Prof Wismeijer studied dentistry at the College of Dental Science, Radboud University of Nijmegen, Netherlands from 1979 to 1984. After graduating, he joined the Department of Oral Function and Prosthetic Dentistry and worked in the section of Special Dental Care and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. He received his PhD in 1996 on the subject of overdentures on dental implants: The Breda Implant Overdenture Study. From 1985 to 2006, he worked at the Amphia Teaching Hospital in Breda, Netherlands in the Department of Oral Surgery and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. In 1985, he started a general dental practice, which since 1990 has been a referral practice for Oral Implantology. He is a past-president of the Dutch Prosthodontic Association and the Dutch Association for Gnathology. Prof Wismeijer has been an ITI fellow since 1993 and has served as a member of the Dutch ITI Education Core Group for 8 years. From 2011 to 2015 he was a member of the ITI Research Committee. In 2013, he was elected to the ITI Board of Directors as Member at Large, and in 2015 he was elected Chairman of the ITI Education Committee. In 2006, Prof Wismeijer accepted the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral Implantology and Prosthetic Dentistry at ACTA Amsterdam, which he combined with his referral practice. The research areas in his department were focused on CAD/CAM treatment optimization, digital dentistry, treatment evaluation and workflow, implant surface and bone substitute optimization, peri-implantitis, 3D printing in dentistry, and the evaluation of different implant-based treatment modalities. As a principal promotor, he has successfully supervised 25 PhD students. In January 2020, he stopped working at ACTA.
Daniel Buser, DDS, Prof em Dr med dent, is one of the most experienced international implant surgeons, with 35 years of surgical experience. He is past professor and chairman in the Department of Oral Surgery at the University of Bern in Switzerland and past president of the European Association for Osseointegration, the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology, the Swiss Society of Oral Surgery and Stomatology, and the International Team for Implantology (ITI). He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the ITI Honorary Fellowship and the Morton Amsterdam Award. He has authored and coauthored over 400 publications and is editor of 30 Years of Guided Bone Regeneration (Quintessence, 2021), which was recently published in its third edition. Dr Buser is cofounder of the Buser & Sculean Academy, which offers continuing education courses in periodontology and implant dentistry, and lectures nationally and internationally.
Qualified in dentistry from Guy’s Hospital in 1985 and as a Specialist in Oral Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England, in 2000. Dr Barter has 37 years’ experience in oral surgery with 30 years involvement in clinical and academic implant dentistry in both private hospital practice and as part of a multidisciplinary team in a private clinic. Dr Barter has previously assisted in the running of the MClinDent in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute London, for over ten years, and the DClinDent Programme at Queen Mary’s University, London for over five years. He is a Fellow of the ITI, a past Chairman of the UK and Ireland Section and has served on ITI international committees and consensus conferences. Dr Barter has published in refereed scientific journals and the dental press and has written several book chapters, is the co-author of ITI Treatment Guide 9 – Implant Therapy in the Geriatric Patient (Quintessence Publishing) and has been an editor of the ITI Treatment Guide series since TG11. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally.