Professor (full, tenured) Francesco Chiappelli (UCLA bachelor's degree, 1975, neurobiology; UCLA master's degree, 1981, research methodology & biostatistics; UCLA Ph.D., 1986, counseling psychology; UCLA post-doc in psychoneuroimmunology and in NIAID clinical and fundamental immunology, 1987-1990) joined the faculty of the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1994. He has developed a nationally and international recognized research program in translational science in healthcare for the last 15 years, and teaches as well at the California State University, Northridge, and as a Conjoint Full Professor of innovation and research at Newcastle University, Australia. Prof. Chiappelli has over 200 peer-reviewed publications, not including book chapters and books in the field of evidence-based dentistry and related fields. In his field of comparative effectiveness research, Prof. Chiappelli collaborates extensively nationally in the US, as well as globally from Asia, to latin America, Africa and Australia.
) Division of Oral Biology and Medicine UCLA School of Dentistry Los Angeles, CA USA
Dr. Asaumi obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Radiology from the Okayama University, Okayama. Dr.
Currently Dr. Asaumi is a Dean of Okayama University Dental School. He is also a President of Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He has published more than 150 scientific publications.
Dr. Asaumi is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Oral Radiology and Open Journal of Stomatology
) Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Graduate School of Medicine Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University Okayama Japan
Ichiro Nishimura Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology UCLA School of Dentistry Los Angeles, CA USA
Marco Cicciù is a University of Messina Assistant Professor who has covered topic like technology, biomaterials, bone regeneration, prosthodontics for publications on Journal Oral Implantology, Journal Craniofacial Surgery, International Journal Oral Maxillofacial Implants, Journal Maxillofacial Surgery, International Journal of Clinical Experimental Medicine. A Sicily native, Marco graduated on Dental Science from University of Catania discussing a thesis realized in cooperation with the Bioengineer Department about the masticatory load and stress distribution. Marco had Ph.D. on Orthodontic Sciences and currently is teaching Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at the Dental School of Messina University.
) Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences, Morphological and Functional Images University of Messina Messina Italy
Sadik A. Khuder Departments of Medicine and Public Health and Homeland Security University of Toledo Health Science Campus Toledo, OH USA
Dr. Markopoulos obtained his DDS and his PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He also obtained a Master of Science Degree in Oral Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Markopoulos was Professor, Chairman & Graduate Program Director of the Dept. of Oral Medicine/Pathology of the Aristotle University. He has published more than 140 scientific publications.
Dr. Markopoulos is an Honorary Member of the Hellenic Society of Oral Medicine and Pathology.
Currently he is Associate Editor of this journal..
) Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Pathology Private Practice Thessaloniki Greece
Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo received a D.D.S. degree at University of Naples “Federico II” in 1997. He completed his Ph.D. in Dental Materials Biotechnology in 2002 and earned a post-doctoral fellowship in 2002-2004. In 2003 he had been Visiting Assistant Professor at Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology at University of Regensburg (Germany) and from 2006 is Adjunct Scientist at same Dental School. From 2007 to 2008 he was associate researcher at Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Biomaterials (CRIB) - University of Naples “Federico II”. In 2011 he completed the three-year postgraduate program in Oral Surgery at the University of Naples “Federico II”.
He recently obtained the National Italian Qualification for Associate (2013) and Ordinary (2014) Professor. Moreover, he was Professor at Postgraduate program in Oral Surgery at same University (2015 and 2016).
To date Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo is Assistant Professor in School of Dentistry at the University of Naples “Federico II” spending his time teaching, giving lectures and participating in the faculty practice.
) Department of Neuroscience, Reproductive and Odontostomatological Sciences University of Naples Federico II Naples Italy
Dr. Schmidlin studied Dental Medicine at the University of Zurich where he got his degree in 1998 He specialized in the fields of Preventive Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry as well as in Periodontology. He is Head of the Division of Periodontology and Peri-implant Diseases at the Clinic of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology at the Centre of Dental Medicine, University of Zurich and an Honorary Professor at Department of Oral Sciences, University of Otago (NZ). His research and clinical interests include the prevention and non-/minimally invasive therapy of primary caries as well as non-surgical and regenerative periodontal therapy and implantology.
) Clinic of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology Center of Dental Medicine University of Zurich Zurich Switzerland
Dr. Arnold graduated as medical doctor from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He became chair of Anatomy at Witten/Herdecke University in 1985. At the present he is Chairman of the Department of biological and Material Sciences in Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine at Witte/Herdecke University. Dr. Arnold polished more than 120 research articles about biomineralization and oral research.
) Faculty of Dental Medicine University of Witten/Herdecke Witten Germany
S. Bencharit Department of Prosthodontics University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC USA
P.S. Campos Department of Radiology Universidade Federal da Bahia Salvador Brazil
A. Celebic Department of Prosthodontics University of Zagreb Zagreb Croatia
N. Cirillo Department of Odontostomatology University of Naples Federico II Naples Italy
Dr Donaldson obtained her undergraduate (BDS, BSc Neuroscience) and doctorate (PhD Pharmacology) degrees from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Dr Donaldson is currently Associate Professor in Life Sciences and a member of the Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre at the University of Nottingham. She has published >60 peer reviewed scientific publications, and 3 patents.
) Department of Physiology and Pharmacology University of Nottingham Nottingham UK
W.O. Dutra Departamento de Morfologia Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte Brazil
T. El-Bialy Department of Biomedical Engineering University of Alberta Edmonton Canada
T. Eliades Clinic of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry University of Zurich Zurich Greece
Prof. Nicoletta Gagliano graduated in Biological Sciences and obtained a PhD degree in Physiopathology of Aging at the University of Milan, Italy.
She is an Associated Professor of Histology and the director of the Extracellular Matrix Lab at the Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health of the University of Milan, Italy.
She is a molecular biologist with high experience in cell cultures, gene and protein expression analysis, and morphologic methods. She has published more than 80 scientific publications.
The field of research is related to the study of the expression of genes and proteins involved in extracellular matrix remodeling and collagen turnover in different pathological conditions, such as fibrosis, gingival overgrowth, tumor invasion, and to the study of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition during the carcinogenesis process
) Department of Human Morphology University of Milan Milan Italy
M. Goldberg Laboratoire de Biologie et Physiopathologie Crânio-faciales Universite Paris V Montrouge France
E.J. Honkala Department of Developmental and Preventive Sciences Kuwait University Kuwait City Kuwait
R.G. Jaeger Institute of Biomedical Sciences Sao Paulo University of Sao Paulo São Paulo Brazil
D. Kinane Departments of Pathology and Periodontics University of Louisville Louisville, KY USA
Y. Kudo Department of Oral Maxillofacial Pathobiology Hiroshima University Hiroshima Japan
Y. Maruo Department of Occlusion and Removable Prosthodontics Okayama University Hospital Okayama Japan
J.A. Mayo Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Georgia Athens, GA USA
H. Miyazaki Department of Oral Health Science Niigata University Niigata Japan
H. Nagatsuka Department of Oral Pathology and Medicine Okayama University Okayama Japan
A.M. Rabie Department of Orthodontics The University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Hong Kong
E.D. Rekow Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology University of Groningen Groningen The Netherland
I. Saygun Department of Peridontology Gulhane Military Medical Academy Ankara Turkey
R.K. Schulze Department for Oral Surgery and Oral Radiology Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz Germany
Dr. Shibukawa obtained doctorates (D.D.S. and Ph.D.) in Dentistry and Oral Physiology from the School of Dentistry in the Tokyo Dental College, Tokyo, Japan. Currently Dr. Shibukawa is an Associate professor in the Tokyo Dental College.
) Department of Physiology Tokyo Dental College Chiba Japan
E. Tanaka Department of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Developmental Biology Hiroshima University Hiroshima Japan
A.Y. Teng Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, NY USA
Dr. Tsai obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in immuno-pathology from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, and D.D.S. from the Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan. Dr. Tsai held Presidents of the Association for Dental Sciences, the Academy of Periodontology of Taiwan, and the Taiwan Academy of Perio-Prosthodontics, Republic of China. Currently Dr. Tsai is also an Adjunct Professor in the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA), the Chung Medical University (Taichung, Taiwan), the Guangxi Medical University (Nanning, China) and the Kaohsiung Medical University (Kaohsiung, Taiwan). He has published more than 200 scientific publications. Dr. Tsai was the founding president of the Taiwan Academy of Perio-Prothosthodontics,, and are currently advisor of several Editorial Boards of the journals in Taiwan.
) Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences Kaohsiung Medical University Kaohsiung Taiwan
H.L. Wang Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI USA
A. Yamane Department of Pharmacology Tsurumi University Yokohama Japan
A.E. Athanasiou Department of Orthodontics Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine Dubai UAE
K.H. Breuning Department of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Biology Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen The Netherlands
G. Campus Department of Surgical Science University of Sassari Sassari Italy
S.K. Chatterjee Department of Internal Medicine and the Barrett Cancer Center University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH USA
Dr Oliveira has a graduation degree in Dentistry from the State University of Campinas, a Masters degree in Dental Clinic (concentration in Endodontics) from the State University of Campinas). Dr Oliveira also holds and a PhD degree in Dental Clinic (concentration in Endodontics) from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2007) including a visiting scholar lasting one year at the University of North Carolina (USA). He has published articles published in journals like Journal of Endodontics and International Endodontic Journal. Currently, he is a scientific reviewer of many the scientific journals. He is Associate Professor at Federal University of Alagoas and Universitary Center Cesmac. He has experience in the area of Dentistry, with an emphasis on Endodontics, working mainly on the following subjects: Chlorhexidine, Endodontic Retreatment, Internal Dental Bleaching, Rotary Files and Root Canal Preparation.
) Department of Restorative Dentistry State University of Campinas São Paulo Brazil
S. Duarte Jr. Department of Comprehensive Care Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH USA
R. Dziak Department of Oral Biology University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY USA
A.K. El-Naggar Department of Pathology The University of Texas Houston, TX USA
L.R. Eliisa Department of Oral Development and Orthodontics University of Oulu Oulu Finland
G. Gambarini Department of Dental Science Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy
T. Gomi Department of Radiology Kitasato University Kanagawa Japan
N. Hori Department of Prosthodontics Kanagawa Dental College Kanagawa Japan
C.H. Kau Department of Dental Health and Biological Sciences Cardiff University Cardiff UK
N. Kondoh Department of Oral Biochemistry Asahi University Gifu Japan
M. Madlena Department of Paedodontics and Orthodontics Semmelweis University Budapest Hungary
J. Matinlinna Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Science University of Turku Turku Finland
Dr. Miyajima obtained DDS and a doctorate (Ph.D.) from Aichi-Gakuin University school of Dentistry, Nagoya ,Japan.
Dr. Miyajima also holds a Masters of Science in Dentistry from St. Louis University ADE.
Currently Dr. Miyajima is also an Adjunct Professor in St. Louis University ADE and teaching at Harvard University School of Dental mMedicine. He has published more than 250 scientific publications
) Orthodontic Dentistry Miyajima Dental Clinic Nagoya Japan
Prof. Lorenzo Lo Muzio, a board certified dentist and oncologist, is a Full Professor of Oral Pathology and Medicine at the University of Foggia – Foggia - Italy and is the Director of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the University of Foggia. After graduating cum laude from University of Naples Federico II – Naples – Italy, Prof. Lo Muzio received his PhD by the II University of Naples (SUN) – Naples, Italy. Prof. Lo Muzio has extensive experience in the field of oral and skin cancer and is a long-time advocate for increasing public awareness of the disease. He has published more than 400 scientific publications.
) Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine University of Foggia Foggia Italy
R.M. Nagler Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Rambam Medical Center Haifa Israel
C.C. Ragin Department of Epidemiology University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Pittsburgh, PA USA
Y. Sasano Department of Craniofacial Development and Regeneration Tohoku University Sendai Japan
E. Schafer Department of Operative Dentistry University of Muenster Muenster Germany
Dr. Wenyuan Shi is a chairman and professor of Oral Biology at UCLA Schools of Dentistry. Dr. Shi’s laboratory has been using multidisciplinary approaches to study oral microbial pathogenesis with a specific focus on microbial biofilm, inter-species interaction and signal transduction. In addition, Dr. Shi’s laboratory is actively involved in the development of next generation of diagnostic and therapeutic tools against oral microbial infections, including instant chairside detection of oral pathogens and peptide based targeted antimicrobial therapeutics. These translational research efforts have resulted in novel technologies that are licensed and developed by major pharmaceutical, dental and biotech companies. Dr. Shi is also the founding scientist and chief science officer of C3 Jian Inc. (www.c3-jian.com).
Dr. Shi obtained his BS degree from Fudan University (Shanghai) in 1984, acquired his Ph.D degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991 and fulfilled his postdoctoral training at University of California-Berkeley during 1992-1995. He is co-author and co-inventor of over 250 scientific articles and patents.
) Section of Oral Biology UCLA School of Dentistry Los Angeles, CA USA
M. Soory Department of Mucosal & Salivary Biology King’s College London-Dental Institute London UK
H.C. Tenenbaum Department of Dentistry University of Toronto Toronto Canada
A. Tezvergil-Mutluay Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Research University of Turku Turku Finland
T.K. Vaidyanathan Department of Restorative Dentistry Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Newark, NJ USA
I. Watanabe Department of Biomaterials Science Texas A & M University Baylor College of Dentistry Dallas, TX USA