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Dr. Jiro Abe

Japan, Tokyo
Dr. Jiro Abe graduated from Tokyo Dental College in1981. He developed the suction mechanism of mandibular complete dentures in 1999 and published "Successful Mandibular Complete Denture Suction for everyone". He has been expanding it throughout the world since 2004. He was the director of the Academy of Clinical Dentistry from 1999 to 2005 and its councilor from 2005 to 2009. He founded the Japan Denture Association and had been its chairman from 2006 to 2015 and has stayed active as a former president of the Japan Plate Denture Association since 2016. He is the instructor of Ivoclar Vivadent BPS International Clinical and GC & MORITA Complete Denture seminars, the lecturer of the Japan Dental Association and has been in various activities as a professor at the Tohoku University Graduate school of Dentistry since 2012 and at Kanagawa Dental College since 2013. Dr. Abe has also held many distinguished positions throughout the years and published the Quintessence book "4 Steps from Start to Finish Mandibular Suction Denture and BPS: a Perfect Manual-for All Types of Fully Edentulous Cases" and it was translated into English, Chinese and Korean in 2012. He plays an active as an international committee member of the American Prosthodontic Society in 2015.
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Dr. Karl-Ludwig Ackermann †

Germany, Filderstadt
Since 1976: Dentist. Since 1978: Active as clinician and in clinical science as well as in the field of perio-implant-prosthetic and maxillofacial implantology. Since 1983: Oral Surgeon, specialized in oral rehabilitation, periodontology, preprosthetic surgery, implantology and implant-prostheticApproved specialist in periodontology of the EDA (European Dental Association). 2000: Board Member of the German Society of Implantology (DGI). 2004: Visiting Professor at the Nippon Dental University Niigata, Japan. 2005: Part-time lecturer at the Steinbeis University, Berlin, in implant prosthetics and esthetic dentistry. 2007: Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Dental Implantology (ZZI). 2009: Board Member of the German Society of Dental, Oral and Craniomandibular Sciences (DGZMK). 2011: Honorary Fellow, Societas Implantologica Bohemica. Since 2016: Referent at the praxisHochschule Cologne.
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Dr. Michèle Aerden

Belgium, Brüssel
Dr. Aerden graduated at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She practices in her own private dental clinic and ist active in dental associations worldwide. National and international lectures. Publications in national and international journals. From 2005-2007 Dr. Aerden served as the first female president of FDI (World Dental Federation) which represents of 200 National and International associations from nearly 140 countries representing over 1 million dentists. She was also a member of the FDI Council (second women in 97 years) from 1997-2007. She is the founder and of "Women Dentist Worldwide" and was their president from 2001-2005. In the European Regional Organisation of the FDI (ERO) which represents 40 European countries she is the founder of "Women in Dentistry" and was their leader from 1996-2005. In the Council of European Dentists, which represents associations of the European Union countries she was a member of the Belgian delegation (1992-2016).
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Dr. Alessandro Agnini

Italy, Modena

Dr. Alessandro Agnini graduated in 1989 from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. He practices in his Modena and Sassuolo offices, where he devotes himself exclusively to the disciplines of fixed prosthetics, periodontology, and implantology. Active Member of the Italian Academy of Osseointegration (IAO), Italian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (IAED), Digital Implant and Rehabilitation Academy (DIRA), International Digital Dental Academy (IDDA), from 2006 to 2020 Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry (AIOP). Founding member of the Italian Society of Prosthetics and Oral Rehabilitation (SIPRO). Author and coauthor of scientific publications in national and international journals and speaker at national and international congresses. Since 2011, he has been a speaker at www.dentalxp.com, of which he is a member of the editorial board. Author of the books The Digital Revolution: the Learning Curve and The Digital Revolution 2.0: Clinico-Technical Applications in Daily Practice published by Quintessence Publishing Italy in 2014 and 2022, respectively. ANDI Modena cultural secretary from March 2013 to March 2019. Founder, together with his brother, of Digital Dental Revoultion (DDR) Education, a company whose aim is to organize and participate in congresses and courses in Italy and abroad on dental updating.

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Dr. Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini

Italy, Modena

He works as a freelancer in Modena and Sassuolo, together with his brother Alessandro. He attended a master's degree cource at New York university in 2009 to 2011, with Dr Dennis Tarnow, Dr Christian Stappert, Dr Stephen Chu and Dr Michael Bral, among others, as teachers and mentors. He was in the academic year 2010 to 2011 Clinical Research Fellow of the Ashman Department of Periodontics and Implantology at New York University, working with Dr Sang Choon Cho. Since 2011, he has been a speaker at www.dentalxp.com where he is part of the editorial board. Author and coauthor of scientific publications in national and international journals and speaker at national and international congresses. Author of the books The Digital Revolution: the Learning Curve and The Digital Revolution 2.0: Clinicao-Technical Applications in Daily Practice published by Quintessence Publishing Italy in 2014 and 2022, respectively. Founder, together with his brother Alessandro, of DDR Education, a company whose aim is to organize and participate in congresses and courses in Italy and abroad on dental updating. Active member of DIRA since 2020, active member of the Digital Dentistry Society (DDS) and founding member of SIPRO.

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Prof. Dr. Mario Aimetti

Italy, Torino

Mario Aimetti is the director of the Periodontology Department CIR Dental School at the University of Turin, where he is also the chairman of both the under- and postgraduate periodontology programs. He is an active member and president of SIdP 2018–2019.

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Dr. Louie Al-Faraje DDS

United States of America, San Diego, CA

Dr. Louie Al-Faraje literally defined and authored the art of Oral Implantology. As a leading authority, he created many classifications and techniques, the standards by which oral implantology surgical procedures can be successfully performed. His name has become synonymous with results-oriented oral implantology treatments around the world. A highly experienced clinician, educator and innovator, Dr. Louie Al-Faraje is continually advancing the protocols for oral implantology surgical treatments. His California Implant Institute in San Diego, California utilizes today's most innovative and effective clinical solutions to create and maintain optimal oral health using dental implants and bone grafting procedures. Additionally, he is a board-certified, practicing oral implantologist in San Diego California, as well as an author and educator, who presented hundreds of lectures and trained hundreds of dentists throughout the world. He is the author of a bestseller textbook Surgical Complications in Oral Implantology published by Quintessence in 2011 and available in 7 languages, Oral Implantology Surgical Procedures Checklist Quintessence 2012, Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy for Oral Implantology Quintessence 2013, Oral Implantology Review Quintessence 2016 and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Oral Implantology (JOI). Dr. Louie Al-Faraje received his medical education at Kiev Medical School/ faculty of Stomatology and followed by postdoctoral training at Loma Linda University in California. Visit his website at: www.implanteducation.net

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Sarah Al-Maawi

Germany, Frankfurt am Main
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Prof. Dr. Dr. Bilal Al-Nawas

Germany, Mainz

Professor Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Bilal Al-Nawas is Chairman of the Department of Oral, Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery at the J. Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. He has been Adjunctive Associate Professor at Kyung Hee University School of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea since 2009. Professor Al-Nawas’ major clinical and scientific focus in dental implantology is on clinical studies and basic research. His clinical field of work is compromised patients with risk factors or local bone deficiency, as well as tumor and cleft reconstructions. He has published over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He sits on the ITI Board of Directors and the ITI Research Committee, is an ITI Fellow and ITI Education Delegate of the ITI Section Germany. He was twice awarded “Best Teacher at the Medical Faculty”. He is Past President of the International Federation of Dental Anesthesiology Societies (IFDAS) and Secretary General of the German Society of Implantology (DGI).

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Prof. Dr. Tomas Albrektsson

Sweden, Göteburg

Tomas Albrektsson joined P I Branemark's team in 1967 and has since been active in applied osseointegration research of oral, craniofacial and orthopedic implants. Albrektsson graduated from Gothenburg University (MD:1975; PhD:1979) where he has served as Professor & Head of the department of Biomaterials from 1986. He has been a visiting professor at Eastman Dental, University College of London since 1998, Laney visiting professor of the Mayo clinic in the US in 2008, is a visiting professor in the prosthodontics department of Malmö University and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He has presented more than 1100 lectures and published scientific and clinical papers in various peer-reviewed journals.

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Prof. Dr. Gil Alcoforado DMD, PhD

Portugal, Lissabon

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.

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Federico Hernández Alfaro MD, DDS, PhD, FEBOMS

Spain, Barcelona

Prof. Hernández-Alfaro studied medicine and dentistry and specialized in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Barcelona, Spain.
He obtained his PhD at International University of Catalonia , and is Diplomate by the European Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is currently Chief of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Teknon Medical Center, the largest private facility in Spain. He is also Professor and Chairman of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain). Dr. Hernández Alfaro’s main interest is Orthognathic and Preprosthetic Surgery and has published, and lectured worldwide in these fields.

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Dr. Giuseppe Allais

Italy, Turin

General dentist leads a mono professional practice in Turin, Italy and Zürich, Switzerland. He graduated from the University of Turin, continued his training as an Assistant in the Prosthodontic Department of the same University headed by Prof. Giulio Preti, then at the Department of Masticatory disorders and Prosthodontic of the University of Zurich directed by Prof. Sandro Palla and attending the Department of surgery at the University of Bern and conducted by Prof. Daniel Buser.

Focused on biologic, physiologic and human aspects of dentistry.

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Dr. Edward P. Allen DDS, PhD

United States of America, Dallas

Edward P. Allen, DDS, PhD has served as president of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. He is the recipient of the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, the President’s Award for Excellence in Dental Education from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the Saul Schluger Award for Excellence in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. In 2019, he was honored with the AAP Gold Medal Award, the highest award bestowed by the Academy. Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, the Journal of Periodontology, and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. Dr Allen is founder of the Center for Advanced Dental Education in Dallas, an educational facility where he teaches surgical technique courses. He has over 100 publications and has presented numerous lectures and surgical demonstrations worldwide.

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Dr. Alexander Ammann

Germany, Berlin
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Dr. Pokpong Amornvit DDS, MS, PhD

Thailand, Thungmahamek

Dr. Pokpong Amornvit is a Thai dentist and dental educator who specializes in digital dentistry. Dr. Amornvit graduated with a DDS from Mahidol University, Thailand, and an MS in Maxillofacial Prosthetics from the same university. He also completed a Certificate in Implant Dentistry from UCLA and received a PhD in Oral Health Science from Prince of Songkla University. His thesis was focused on digital dentistry. He is well-known for his work in the field, particularly in the areas of digital dentistry, digital implants, digital clear aligners, and digital restorative esthetics. His signature approach involves facial-driven design in a multidisciplinary treatment.

Dr. Amornvit has been actively involved in teaching and training dental professionals in the use of digital technology to enhance the quality of dental care and patient experience. He is the developer of “PPFACEDESIGN,” which uses a digital workflow with a philosophy of digital facial-driven design and digital smile design. This concept emphasizes the importance of facial profile, proportions, harmony, and esthetic oral rehabilitation, using digital smile design to create an aesthetically pleasing face. He developed PPFACEBOW, a digital facebow used in treatment.

Dr. Amornvit has presented at various international conferences and workshops on digital dentistry and is known for sharing his knowledge and expertise with other dental professionals. He has published numerous papers in national and international journals. He has not only contributed significantly to the dental community through his clinical practice and research but has also made a mark as an educator and mentor. His dedication to teaching and advancing digital dentistry is exemplified in his training center, Connext. Located in the Sathorn district of Bangkok, Thailand, Connext serves as a hub for international dental professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in digital dentistry. The center offers a variety of training programs, workshops, and hands-on courses.

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Dr. Evanthia Anadioti DDS, MS, FACP

United States of America, Philadelphia

Evanthia Anadioti, DDS, MS, FACP, is associate professor of clinical restorative dentistry in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and founding director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a board director at the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation, and the incoming prosthodontic commissioner at the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Dr Anadioti has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and has received both local and national awards.

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Dr. Christos Angelopoulos

Greece

Dr Angelopoulos is a graduate of the Aristotle University, School of Dentistry, Thessaloniki, Greece. His post-doctoral training includes a 3yr internship in Oral Surgery (Aristotle University, 1997) and a 1yr GPR program (Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, 1999). In addition, he has completed a 3yr Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology residency program at University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry (2001) and he was awarded the MS degree in Oral Biology (2002). He has completed has PhD degree in 2009. His degree was the result of a collaborative effort between Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr Angelopoulos is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a fellow of the International College of Oral Implantologists. He has held academic appointments at University of Missouri-Kansas City (assistant professor 2002-2007) and a t Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine (associate professor and director of the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, 2007-2011). He is currently serving as maxillofacial radiology consultant at the Bronx Hospital of Veterans Affairs. Dr Angelopoulos is the Executive Director of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and has served in the Executive Council of this organization for more than 7 yrs. He is the Associate Editor of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology (OOOO). He has published more than 30 scientific papers and has spoken in several conventions and CE courses, nationally as well as internationally, on a variety of radiology topics. His main research interests include diagnostic ultrasound, cone beam computed tomography, implant imaging etc. Dr Angelopoulos is licensed in the states of Missouri and New York. He also holds a dental license in Thessaloniki, Greece. He maintains a private practice dedicated to oral and maxillofacial image interpretation and consultation services.

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