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Summit 2024 will feature some of the top minds in dental for three days of inspired education, and opportunities to grow and network with your peers, exchange ideas, and learn from each other’s experiences.


Prof. Dr. Wael Att DDS

United States of America, Boston

Wael Att, DDS, Dr med dent, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and a professor of prosthodontics at the University of Freiburg School of Dentistry in Germany. He serves as president of the International Academy for Digital Dental Medicine, past president of the Prosthodontics Group of the International Association for Dental Research as well as president of the Arabian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr Att is a board-certified prosthodontist from the German Society of Prosthodontics and Biomaterials and an active member of multiple professional organizations, including the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.


Dr. Oded Bahat BDS, MSD, FACD

United States of America, Beverly Hills

Dr. Bahat graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Medicine and Dentistry in South Africa in 1977. He received his specialty degree in Periodontology and his M.S.D from the University of Washington in 1981. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 1986. He was the chairman and director of the Post Doctorate Periodontics at the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry in Los Angeles, California from1983-87. He lectured extensively nationally and internationally on many surgical topics primarily related to surgical reconstruction of bone, soft tissue and implant reconstruction. He has published over 50 scientific articles and has edited multiple chapters in various textbooks. He is on the review board of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants. He is currently in a private practice limited to surgical reconstruction implant surgery and periodontics in Beverly Hills, California and operates 3 times a year in London U.K. In 2018 Dr. Bahat was the recipient of the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology.


Dr. Florin Cofar DDS

Romania, Timisoara

Dr. Florin Cofar co-founded Smilecloud, a smile-design and centralized collaboration platform. He specializes in complex esthetic rehabilitation and minimally invasive procedures. He received his education from Victor Babes University in Timisoara with specialization at NYU University of Dentistry and Harvard Business School.


Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Hirata DDS, MS, PhD

Brazil, Curitiba

Prof Ronaldo Hirata, DDS, MS, PhD, finished his DDS at the Federal University of Parana in Curitiba, Brazil, before completing a 2-year operative dentistry specialty at the same university. To improve his scientific knowledge, he then finished a master’s degree in dental materials at the Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil, with a research thesis working with glass and polyethylene fibers to improve mechanical properties of composites. Following, his PhD in restorative dentistry at the State University of Rio de Janeiro focused on the transmittance, reflectance, and fluorescence of composite resins, Prof Hirata undertook a postdoctoral certificate at New York University (NYU) working with plasma application on dentin surfaces and bonding strength analysis. Now, he is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomaterials at NYU with a secondary appointment in the Department of Cariology. Prof Hirata has lectured in more than 40 countries and published more than 100 papers in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. His previous books (TIPS, Artes Medicas, 2014; Shortcuts, Quintessence, 2017) were also published in three languages. Prof Hirata maintains a private practice limited to esthetic dentistry in Curitiba.


Robert (Tito) Norris DDS

Dr. Norris is devoted to creating smiles for a lifetime. His unique background in mechanical engineering provides him with a distinct advantage in mastering the forces, vectors, and movements inherent in performing orthodontic treatment. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received his bachelor’s degree with honors in biology and a minor in Mechanical engineering. He was salutatorian of his class at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School and completed a General Practice Residency at the V.A. Hospital in Washington, D.C. Dr. Norris went on to complete his orthodontics specialty training at Howard University, graduating as valedictorian.


Dr. Stavros Pelekanos

Greece, Kallithea

Dr. Stavros Pelekanos received his undergraduate degree in Dentistry (D.D.S.) from the Univ. of Athens, Greece. In 1993, he obtained his doctoral degree in Prosthodontics (DMD) from the Univ. of Freiburg, Germany. Following his professional training, Dr. Pelekanos established a private practice in Athens, oriented towards prosthodontics, implantology and esthetic dentistry. In 2002, he was appointed full-time Lecturer at the Department of Prosthodontics, Univ. of Athens, Greece, and in 2012 Assistant Professor in the same department. Since 2013 he is an active member of EAED. His professional affiliations include: The Int. Coll. of Prosthodontics (ICP), European Prosth. Association (EPA), Greek Prosth. Association. He is a faculty member of gIDE Institute, Los Angeles and Dental Tribune (CME courses) lecturing internationally and performing hands on courses on implants, aesthetics and restorative procedures.


Dr. Carlo E. Poggio DDS, MSD, PhD

United States of America, Milano

Carlo E. Poggio, DDS, MSD, PhD is owner of Studio Associato Poggio, an interdisciplinary dental practice with more than 50 years of history located in the heart of Milan historical center. He is also a Visiting Professor for Interdisciplinary Treatments at the Postgraduate Program in Orthodontics in the University of Milan and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Prosthodontics Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester (NY). He is a member of the Cochrane Oral Health group (Manchester, UK), as well as fellow of several national and international dental associations. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry (AIOP), one of the largest Italian dental societies and a member of the International Relationship Committee of the American Prosthodontic Society. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and lectured extensively in Italy and abroad on topics related to interdisciplinary treatment planning in dentistry, occlusion and management of TMD patients, metal free prosthodontics materials and use of dental implants in complex interdisciplinary rehabilitations.


Dr. Tony Rotondo DDS

Australia, Brisbane

Tony Rotondo graduated as a dentist in 1984 from the University of Queensland and completed specialty training in Prosthodontics in 1996 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Tony is a registered prosthodontist and practices in Brisbane. Tony has a specific interest in aesthetic dentistry, reconstructive dentistry and implant dentistry. Over many years he has developed a reputation within the dental industry as someone who practices at the very highest level. He has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate dentists at the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney. Tony has been the president of the Australian Society of Aesthetic Dentistry (Qld Branch), secretary of ANZAP (Australian and New Zealand Academy of Prosthodontists) and instrumental in the establishment of Australasian Osseointergration Society (Qld Branch) as well as its inaugural secretary. He is also a member of numerous other professional associations including the Australian Dental Association (ADA). Tony prolifically presents continuing educational programs teaching dentists both nationally and internationally and is regarded as one of our country's best dental educators. Tony Rotondo was awarded Digital Design Master by Dr. Christian Coachman who is the inventor of DSD. Tony is also one of the founders and directors of CEO Dental, an organisation that provides dental education for practicing dentists.


Dr. Taiseer Sulaiman BDS, PhD

United States of America, Chapel Hill

Dr. Sulaiman is a clinician and researcher who is passionate about bridging the gap between dental research and clinical application. His research focuses on dental ceramics, adhesion, cements, color and appearance in dentistry, and biomimetics. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters. Dr. Sulaiman is a tenured Associate Professor and the Director of the Advanced Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials Research at the Adams School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his clinical certificate in Operative Dentistry. He earned his Ph.D. in dental materials from the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterial Sciences from the University of Turku in Finland in collaboration with the Department of Operative Dentistry at UNC.


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