The Open Dentistry Journal

ISSN: 1874-2106 ― Volume 12, 2018


Ibtisam Al-Hashimi (Biography
Ibtisam Al-Hashimi

Dr. Al-Hashimi graduated with B.D.S and Diploma in Oral Surgery from the University of Bagdad. She received a Master degree and Ph.D. from State University of New York at Buffalo. Currently, Dr. Al-Hashimi is a Professor at the Department of Surgery, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Al-Hashimi has published over 160 scientific publications and she is the founding of Salivary Dysfunction Clinic in Dallas. She is the recipient of 2009 Salivary Researcher of the year and she is the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Dentistry Journal.


Department of Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX


Luigi Checchi (Biography
Luigi Checchi

Born in 1948. Medical and Surgical degree in 1973, Dental Specialist in 1976, Dental Researcher in 1984-1990, Professor of Oral Surgery in 1990-2002, Dean of the School of Dentistry 1994-1997, Professor of Periodontology since 2002, Dean of Dental Hygiene School in 2008-2015 at School of Dentistry, University of Bologna (Italy). Certificate in Periodontics in 1982-1984 from University of Southern California (USA). Prof. Checchi published several papers and books on periodontal surgeries, oral hygiene and dental sutures. His practice is limited to Periodontics and Implantology. He is in the editorial board of “Dental Cadmos” Elsevier Masson S.r.L. and Co- Editor of “The Open Dentistry Journal” Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.


Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences
University of Bologna

Senior Editor:

Francesco Chiappelli (Biography
Francesco Chiappelli

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

Regional Editors:

Junichi Asaumi (Biography
Junichi Asaumi

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
Okayama University

Ichiro Nishimura (Biography
Ichiro Nishimura

Prof. Nishimura did DDS (1981) (Tokyo Dental College). He did DMD (1993) and DMSc (1986) (HSDM). He started tissue regeneration/ biotechnology research (1989). He served as Director of the Harvard-MIT Biomaterials Graduate Program (1993-95). He joined UCLA (1997) and established the Weintraub Center (NIH). His current administrative efforts, co-director of Neuro-Engineering /translational research program (UC BRAID Drug Discovery Alliance). Nishimura served as reviewer for NIH, NSF, BBSRC and CDG. He received scientific/academic and Distinguished Faculty Awards from Harvard, University of Manchester, AADR, US HHS and IADR. His current research addresses bio/nanotechnology for wound healing of bone, skin, oral mucosa and facial nerves.


Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology
UCLA School of Dentistry
Los Angeles, CA

M. Cicciu (Biography
M. Cicciu

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

Statistical Advisor:

Sadik A. Khuder (Biography
Sadik A. Khuder

Dr. Sadik A. Khuder obtained his Ph.D. degree (1992) in Biostatistics from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA. He is currently Co-director of the Epidemiology program for the Northwestern Ohio Consortium of Public Health, Toledo, OH, USA, and is Professor, in the Department of Medicine and Department of Public Health, at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH, USA. His research interests mainly include Cancer and Molecular Epidemiology, Occupational and Environmental health, Statistical modeling of cause-effect relations and Meta-analysis. Dr. Khuder, as an author/co-author, has published over 140 articles in various journals, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. over 4,825.


Departments of Medicine and Public Health and Homeland Security
University of Toledo Health Science Campus
Toledo, OH

Associate Editors:

Anastasios Markopoulos (Biography
Anastasios Markopoulos

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 and Maxillofacial Pathology
Private Practice

Gianrico Spagnuolo (Biography
Gianrico Spagnuolo

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

Patrick R. Schmidlin (Biography
Patrick R. Schmidlin

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

Editorial Board Members:

N. Amarasena (Biography
N. Amarasena

Dr. Amarasena is Research Fellow at ARCPOH, (University of Adelaide). He obtained his PhD from Niigata University, Japan. He is also a recipient of the JSPS fellowship from the Ministry of Higher Education, Japan. Najith is involved in developing educational material for dental professionals and the public in the DPERU. Najith has recently embarked on working with Oral Health Practitioner practice activity project of HSRU and is a member of the expert team that involved in a consultancy research contract with Primary Health Care Corporation, Qatar on water fluoridation assessment. He has supervised Masters, Doctoral and several postgraduate students in a research environment. He is working on periodontal disease collaborative research with Niigata University, Japan.


School of Dentistry
University of Adelaide

J. Ata-Ali (Biography
J. Ata-Ali

Dr. Javier Ata-Ali (DDS, MS, MPH, PhD) graduated at the Valencia University Medical and Dental School, University of Valencia (Spain) in 2006. In 2013, he received his PhD at the same University. He is specialist in Oral Medicine (two-year, full-time programme), in Oral Surgery and Implantology (three-year, full-time programme) and specialist in Public Health and Health Management (one-year, full-time programme). He is author of 42 scientific publications indexed in Pubmed, and published in international peer-reviewed Journals with high impact factor. In addition, he works as reviewer for the most important international, peer-reviewed journals with high impact factor (as Journal of Periodontology, Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research…).


Public Dental Health Service
Arnau de Vilanova Hospital

D. Botticelli (Biography
D. Botticelli

BMBS and DDS at the University of Bologna (Italy), specialist license in General Surgery at the University of Modena (Italy) and in Implantology at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). Doctor in odontology (PhD) with Prof. Jan Lindhe & Prof. Tord Berglundh at the Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University. Principal Investigator at ARDEC Academy (Ariminum Research & Dental Education Center) in Rimini, (Italy). Head of the division of Oral Surgery at Ariminum Odontologica, Rimini (Italy).


Division of Oral Surgery
Ariminum Research & Dental Education Center

L. Cerroni (Biography
L. Cerroni

Loredana Cerroni has obtained a degree in Biological Science in 1986 and has achieved the title of Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1992 both from University of Rome Tor Vergata. Since 1996 is permanent researcher at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. In 1998 was qualified expert in the sector (instruments and dental materials) (EAC N° 17.38) from DNV (Det Norske Veritas) in the CE marking Medical devices. Has obtained a degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis in 2000 from the University of Rome Tor Vergata and a Master in “Periodontal Disease ”, from the University of Rome "Sapienza". From January 2001 is structured at the University Hospital Policlinico Tor Vergata


Department of Clinic Science and Translational Medicine
University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

D.P. De Oliveira (Biography
D.P. De Oliveira

Dr. Oliveira got 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 in Journal of Endodontics and International Endodontic Journal. Currently, he is a scientific reviewer of many journals. He is Associate Professor at Federal University of Alagoas and Universitary Center Cesmac. He has experienced in the area of Dentistry, Specially in Endodontics, working mainly on the following subjects: Chlorhexidine, Endodontic Retreatment, Internal Dental Bleaching, Rotary Files and Root Canal Preparation.


Department of Endodontics
Alagoas Federal University

R. Dziak (Biography
R. Dziak

Dr. Rosemary Dziak is a Professor of Oral Biology at the School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She received a MS and a Ph.D. in Radiation Biology & Biophysics from the University of Rochester and engaged in postdoctoral training in pharmacology at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Dziak has over 100 scientific publications in the area of bone biology and tissue engineering and holds two US patents on bone regenerative products.


Department of Oral Biology
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

L.R. Eliisa (Biography
L.R. Eliisa

Raija Lähdesmäki completed her DDS degree at the University of Kuopio, Finland 1980. Received specialty in orthodontics 2001 and defended her PhD thesis in 2006 (University of Oulu, Finland).

She is part of undergraduate studies and training in Orthodontics starting 2005. She is clinical consultant and instructor in theoretical studies in the Postgraduate Program since 11.2006.

Main research interests other than dental genetics are normal occlusal development and abnormal eruption patterns. She is a member of MRC Oulu research group and has authored 20 original peer reviewed reports and several other articles. Supervisor in three PhD studies.


Department of Oral Development and Orthodontics
University of Oulu

K. Khalaf (Biography
K. Khalaf

Dr Khalaf is currently an Associate Professor and Consultant in Orthodontics at Sharjah University, UAE. He completed a PhD from Sheffield University, UK and a formal post-CCST clinical academic training programme, UK followed by the attainment of a “Fellowship in Orthodontics” of the RCS of England, UK and accreditation as a Consultant Orthodontist. Furthermore, he completed a formal training in Higher Education which led to the award of a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, UK and was further awarded a Fellowship of the Faculty of Dental Trainers, RCS of Edinburgh. He has many publications in prestigious international journals.


Department of Orthodontics
University of Sharjah

S. Kourtis (Biography
S. Kourtis

Dr. Stefanos Kourtis obtained his Ph.D. degree (Dr. Odont.) in 1992 from University of Athens, Greece. Since 2012, he is Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at this same university, where he has been working since 1990. His academic and professional responsibilities involve the following: Teaching under- and –post graduate students in the Dental School of the University of Athens, Participation in dental congresses in Greece and abroad with lectures and posters, and Teaching in continuing education courses organized by professional and scientific dental associations. He has authored/co-authored various articles in national/international journals.


Dental School
University of Athens

Y. Maruo (Biography
Y. Maruo

Dr. Maruo obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Dentistry from Okayama University in Japan. Dr. Maruo also holds a Board Certificated Member and Senior Fellow of the Japan Prosthodontic Society. Currently Dr. Maruo is also a Senior Assistant Professor in Okayama University. He is an editorial board member of the other four dental journals.


Department of Occlusion and Removable Prosthodontics
Okayama University Hospital

C. Maiorana (Biography
C. Maiorana

Prof Carlo Maiorana, MD,DDS MSc in Dentistry, 1985 MSc in Orthodontics, 1987 Full Professor and Chairman, Oral Surgery and Implantology, University of Milan School of Dentistry Director, Center for Edentulism and jawbone Atrophies, Fondazione Policlinico, University of Milan Practice limited to oral surgery, implantology and atrophic jaws reconstruction


Department of Fondazione
IRCCS Policlinico Ca'Granda

K. Miyajima (Biography
K. Miyajima

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

L. Lo Muzio (Biography
L. Lo Muzio

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

G. Oteri (Biography
G. Oteri

Giacomo Oteri DDS MD is an oral surgeon. He is Associate Professor of Oral Surgery and Implantology at the School of Dentistry, University of Messina. He is responsible of the Oral Surgery unit at the University Hospital "Gaetano Martino" Messina, also working in private practice limited to oral surgery and implantology. He is the actual president of S.I.d.C.O. (Italian Society of Oral Surgery) and Study Club Coordinator of the Italian section of ITI (International Team for Implantology) He is the author of more that 70 full papers in the field of Oral Surgery, Prosthesis and Implantology.


Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging
University of Messina

J.A. Rossmann (Biography
J.A. Rossmann

Dr. Jeffrey Rossmann is currently a Clinical Professor of Graduate Periodontics at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry. He has been on the faculty for 22 years and is the past Chairman of the Periodontics Department. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the immediate past Chairman of the American Board of Periodontology, having served as a Director on that Board since 2011. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentistry and a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry. He has been in the private practice of Periodontics and dental implantology over the past 37 years.


Department of Periodontics
Texas A & M University
Dallas, TX

E. Tanaka (Biography
E. Tanaka

Dr. Eiji Tanaka is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Institute of Health Biosciences, Tokushima University Graduate School, since 2008. Dr. Tanaka received a DDS from Osaka University Faculty of Dentistry in 1988, a PhD in Dentistry from Osaka University Graduate School in 1993, and a special license for orthodontist from Japanese Society of Orthodontics in 1993. Dr. Tanaka’s research focus is towards biomechanics of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), application of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in dental tissue engineering, and development of nucleic acid medicine for treatment of muscle atrophic diseases. He is an author/co-author of more than 220 articles in various journals.


Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Tokushima University

A. Tezvergil-Mutluay (Biography
A. Tezvergil-Mutluay

Prof . Arzu Tezvergil-Mutluay , DDS, PhD, Specilist in Prosthetic Dentistry and Clinical Dentistry is the Professor and Head of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Cariology at Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland and leader of the Adhesive Dentistry Research group at the Biocity Turku. Her research interests include dental materials including fiber-reinforced composite materials, high-strength ceramic materials, dentin bonding, luting cements, development of experimental primers and adhesive resins, and minimal invasive restorations.


Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Research
University of Turku

M. Unal (Biography
M. Unal

Dr. Murat ÜNAL (DDS, PhD, Associate Professor and Pediatric Dentistry) was born in İzmir. He was graduated from Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Dentistry with the degree of DDS, completed his Post-graduate Program in Pediatric Dentisty. Later he received his Ph.D degree in Pedodontics from Cumhuriyet University, Sivas-Turkey. Dr. Ünal worked as Assistant Professor between 2010-2015 in same university. He received his Associate Professor degree in 2015 april. Dr. Ünal is working as the chief of the Pediatric Dentistry Department in Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Ünal is reviewer and editorial board member, in some national and international journals.


Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Cumhuriyet University

I. Watanabe (Biography
I. Watanabe

Prof. Watanabe is the Professor and Chairman at the Department of Dental Biomedical Materials Science, Nagasaki University since 2010. He was Associate Professor (2008-2010) and Assistant Professor (2002-2008) at the Department of Biomaterials Science, Texas A & M University HSC, he served the Nagasaki University School of Dentistry as Assistant Professor (1995-2002). His research fields are Fixed Prosthodontics, Biomaterials Science, Oral Implantology and Dental Materials and Devices. He is the member of International Association of Dental Research, American Dental Education Association, Japan Prosthodontic Society, Japanese Society of Oral Implantology, The Japanese Society for Dental Materials and Devices.


Department of Dental and Biomedical Materials Science
Nagasaki University

T. Gomi (Biography
T. Gomi

Gomi was born in Japan, in 1966. He received the PhD degree from the University of Kanazawa, Japan, in 2006. Since 2015, he has been with the University of Kitasato, Japan, where he is Professor in Radiology. His research interests focus on tomography reconstruction algorithm and medical imaging processing.


Department of Radiology
Kitasato University

W.H. Arnold (Biography
W.H. Arnold

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

A.E. Athanasiou (Biography
A.E. Athanasiou

Dr. Athanasios E. Athanasiou is Dean and Professor of Orthodontics at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He received his Dental Degree and Ph.D. from the University of Athens, Greece and his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry from Temple University, USA. He has supervised 54 Ph.D. and Master’s dissertations, and has published more than 182 scientific articles and chapters as well as 3 textbooks. He serves as referee or member of the editorial board in scientific journals, has been external examiner for various educational institutions, he is honorary member in several professional organizations, and has been awarded for his scientific contributions.


Department of Orthodontics
Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine

A. Celebic (Biography
A. Celebic

Dr. Asja Čelebić, DDS, Ph.D., originally from Croatia, did her Ph.D. thesis (1993) on “EMG silent period in subjects with normal occlusion and artificial occlusal interference”. Dr. Čelebić is a Full Professor at the Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, and is a Specialist of Prosthodontics (1987). Among other topics, her major scientific topics of interest involve: Removable Prosthodontics, Biological Impact of Dental casting alloys, Questionnaires and their psychometric properties in assessment of prosthodontic therapy, OHRQoL, EMG, orofacial system: function, Bone density, implant prosthodontics, etc. She, as an author/co-author, has been involved in the publication of more than 150 articles in various international journals, she received 1000 citations in WoSwith H index 18.


Department of Prosthodontics
University of Zagreb

V. Checchi (Biography
V. Checchi

Dr Vittorio Checchi degreed at University of Bologna in 2006, discussing a thesis on grafting materials. Aggregate professor for oral surgery at Bologna University from 2007 to 2009. Postdoctoral Program in Periodontology and Implantology at Columbia University (NYC, USA) in 2009. PhD in Biomedical Technologies applied to Dental Sciences at the Second University of Naples in 2010, with a thesis on short implants and bone incrementation procedures. Since 2012, Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Sciences at University of Trieste. Since January 2016, Professor in the Master in Esthetic Restorative Dentistry at the Dental School of University of Bologna.


Department of Medical Sciences
University of Trieste

W.O. Dutra (Biography
W.O. Dutra

Dr. Dutra obtained doctorate (Ph.D.) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1995). She did her post-doctoral at FIOCRUZ, Brazil, and was a visiting professor at the Genetics Department, Stanford University (2006-2007); she was the Director of the Tropical Disease Reseach Programa t SRI International (2011-2013). Currently, Full Professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais. She has published more than 90 scientific papers, advised over 50 masters and PhD thesis and coordinated nationally and internationally funded projects. Her research focuses on the immunoregulatory mechanisms that coordinate the establishment of protective versus pathogenic responses in human disease.


Departamento de Morfologia
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte

T. El-Bialy (Biography
T. El-Bialy

Dr. Tarek El-Bialy, PhD, FRCD(C), EMBA, is a Professor of Orthodontics and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. El-Bialy’s research focus is on: (1) the study of the effect of Ultrasound on Teeth root resorption prevention/regeneration after orthodontic treatment in animals and in Humans, Non-surgical techniques for mandibular condylar growth in animals and in Humans, and Stem cell expansion and differentiation for dentofacial tissue engineering; and (2) development of innovative orthodontic/orthopedic appliances. He is a Licensed Orthodontist in Alberta, Canada (2007 - present), Qatar (2009 - present) and Saudi Arabia (2002 - present). He is an author/co-author of more than 80 articles in various journals.


Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Alberta

G. Gambarini (Biography
G. Gambarini

Professor; Head of Endodontic and Restorative (University of Rome, La Sapienza); Director of Master of Endodontics (Sapienza). International lecturer and researcher, authored more than 480 scientific articles, delevered lectures all over the world (more than 500 presentations) as a main speaker in important international congresses and many Universities worldwide. During academic career, gained many awards and recognition, and was responsible of many scientific projects with national and international grants. His interest is focused on endodontic materials and clinical endodontics. actively cooperating as a consultant to develop new technologies, operative procedures and materials for root canal treatment. He has patents concerning endodontic technologies. Currently, He is the Chairman of Clinical Practice Committee of ESE. Also maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Rome, Italy.


Department of Dental Science
Sapienza University of Rome

N. Kondoh (Biography
N. Kondoh

DR. Nobuo Kondoh obtained a doctorate (D.D.S. ph.D) in Oral surgery from the Hokkaido University, Sapporo Japan. Currently Dr. Kondoh is a professor of Oral Biochemistry in the Asahi University, School of Dentistry, Gifu Japan. He is a member of Japanese Cancer Association, Japanese Association of Oral Biology, Molecular Biology Society of Japan, The Japanese Biochemical Society and American Association for Cancer Research.


Department of Oral Biochemistry
Asahi University

M. Madlena (Biography
M. Madlena

Dr. Madléna graduated at University of Debrecen (Hungary). she obtained her C.Sc. (Ph.D) degree at the Hungarian Scientific Academy. She is an experienced in pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and preventive dentistry. She has extensive knowledge related to epidemiological studies on oral health, caries prevention and the interdisciplinary team work in groups of all ages. Currently she has been working at Semmelweis University and University of Szeged. She has published more than 130 scientific publications, both in Hungarian, English or German languages and more than 640 independent citations. She is the member of Editorial Board in 17 international scientific journals.


Department of Paedodontics and Orthodontics
Semmelweis University

J.A. Mayo (Biography
J.A. Mayo

Dr. Mayo was educated at the University of Minnesota and the University of New Mexico [Ph.D., Medical Sciences (Microbiology)]. He has held appointments at universities and research institutes in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. His research has emphasized oral microbiology. Dr. Mayo has served as consultant for leading agencies including the American Dental Association and the American Association of Dental Schools. He is Professor Emeritus (Microbiology), Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (New Orleans) and is a Founding Member of the Editorial Board of the Open Dentistry Journal.


Department of Chemistry
University of Alabama-Huntsville
Huntsville, Alabama

T. Miyawaki (Biography
T. Miyawaki

Dr. Miyawaki is the Dentist-Anesthesiologist and Dental Anesthesiology Specialist in Japan. He teaches postgraduate students the research on dental anesthesiology. His research field about local anesthetic additives, pharmacology of intravenous anesthetics, and anesthetic management of medically compromised and special needs patients. He is in charge of dental anesthesiology education in the Okayama University Dental School, Managing Executive Member in charge of financial affairs, the Chairperson of the Medical Safety Committee and the Guidelines Working Committee, Vice Chairperson of the International Exchange Committee and the Community Medicine Committee at JDSA. He was the President of IADR, DAR Group (2012-2013), and has been the Secretary of the DAR Group since 2015.


Department of Dental Anesthesiology and Special Care Dentistry
Okayama University

A. Moeintaghavi (Biography
A. Moeintaghavi

Dr. Moeintaghavi did DDS (1995) from Mashhad Dental School. He received MSc degree in Periodontics (1998). He was lecturer and chairman of Department of periodontology (Yazd Dental School) (1999-2004). He was the research deputy (2008-2009) and the education deputy (2009-2013) of Mashhad Dental School. He received Student Acheivement Award in Endodontics (1995); Best Researcher in Dentistry Prize, Razi Festival (2008); Award of Excellence Australian Dental Association (2013). He has published more than 74 scientific articles in many journals. Serves editorial board of two other journals. He is the professor of periodontics and post graduate director of Mashhad Dental School.


Faculty of Dentistry
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences

G. Orru' (Biography
G. Orru'

Germano Orrù is a professor in Applied Medical Technology and Methodology at the Department of Surgical Sciences, Division of Dentistry, at the University of Cagliari. Prof. Orrù is graduated in Biological Sciences at University of Cagliari, with diplomas in Anatomy Pathology and in Chemistry. He received a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Siena University (2001) and a Master degree in Human Nutrition from Pavia University in 2013. From 1995, He has focused his research in the field of oral biosystems, with a great attention on the oral microbiology. He has published over 240 scientific publications and 6 patents.


Oral Biotechnolgy Laboratory(OBL)
University of Cagliari

S. Rinke (Biography
S. Rinke

Dr. Rinke, was completed his dental education at the Georg-August-University, Germany in 1991, working in research and student training at the prosthetic department of his alma mater until 1996. Rinke founded his private dental practice in Hanau/Germany in 1996, now leading a team with 7 dentists and 20 dental assistants. Since 1998, he’s a senior lecturer (Material Sciences/Prosthetic Dentistry) (Georg-August-University,Göttingen). He is an Assigned Board Specialist of Oral Implantology/Periodontology. In June 2013, he was given the Venia legendi for Dentistry (Georg-August-University,Göttingen). In October 2017, he got Research Award of the “AG Keramik” for his studies on the clinical evaluation of extended ceramic veneers after an observational period of 7 years.


Department of Prosthodontics
University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG)

W. Shi (Biography
W. Shi

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. (

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

T. Tauböck (Biography
T. Tauböck

Dr. med. dent. Tobias Tauböck obtained the title of Doctorate Dr. med. dent. (2008) from University of Würzburg, Germany. Since Oct 2013, he is Oberarzt (Senior Physician) at the Department of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology, Center for Dental Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests include Basic research on bioactive smart dental materials, Shrinkage kinetics of resin composites and strategies to counteract polymerization-induced shrinkage stresses, Polymerization characteristics and biocompatibility of resin-based biomaterials, and Prevention and minimally invasive restoration of erosive/abrasive tooth wear. He has authored/co-authored over 25 articles in various journals, having total number of citations of over 250.


Department of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology
University of Zurich

C. Tsai (Biography
C. Tsai

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

H.L. Wang (Biography
H.L. Wang

Dr. Wang is PhD, Professor and Director at the University of Michigan. He published more than 30 book chapters/invited reviews and 450 scientific articles. Currently serves as a member of Scientific Oversight Committee for the AAP, JOMI Oversight Committee and Board of Director for the AO. Also serves many journals as an Associate Editor and EBM. He got the awards: AADS clinical research fellowship (1992), University of Michigan Outstanding Service (2001), Best Faculty (2003), Best papers in J. Oral Implantol and Implant Dentistry (2004), Morton L. Perel (2007), AAP (2010) Outstanding Educator and Distinguished Scientist (2017), AO Osseointegration Foundation (2016).


Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

M.S. Zafar (Biography
M.S. Zafar

I am an enthusiastic and hardworking young researcher, an active member of a teaching institute and saliva research group. I am a research led academician having considerable exposure of teaching, research and clinics management and the successful implementation of operating procedures in academic and clinic activities. I have contributed substantially (more than 100 peer reviewed publications since 2013) in the field of dental materials, tissue engineering and clinical dentistry (With google scholar h-index of 16; i10-index of 25). Recently, I have published a couple of book chapters; (Therapeutic applications of nanotechnology in dentistry, ELSEVIER) and (Dental biocomposites, WOODHEAD PUBLISHING). Currently, I am co-editing the book “Advanced Dental Biomaterials” that will be published by ELSEVIER, UK. I am editorial board member for journals “Fluoride” (Official publication of fluoride (International Society for Fluoride Research, New Zealand) and European Dental Journal. I am registered peer reviewer at publons and has reviewed more than 100 papers for more than 48 peer reviewed journals.


Department of Restorative Dentistry
Taibah University
Al-Madinah Al-Munawara
Saudi Arabia

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J. Abduo (Biography
J. Abduo

Dr Jaafar Abduo graduated with Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2004 at Otago University. In 2010, he completed his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in prosthodontics at Otago University. He received his PhD at the University of Western Australia in 2016. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer in Prosthodontics at the Melbourne Dental School. He is the Convener of the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Implants), and the Convener of Removable Prosthodontics at the Melbourne Dental School. Jaafar’s research interests are in the areas of CAD/CAM dentistry, removable prosthodontics, implant prosthodontics, dental occlusion and evidence based prosthodontic practice.


Melbourne Dental School
University of Melbourne

A. Giudice (Biography
A. Giudice

Amerigo Giudice was born in Polla (Salerno, Italy) on January 21, 1977. He completed MD, OMSFT and PhD at University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, formerly called Second University of Naples. He work from 2008 as Surgeon in the Unit of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Mater Domini Hospital in Catanzaro, Italy. He held from 2008 the chairs of “Oral Surgery” and “Oral Pathology” in the School of Dentistry, “Magna Graecia” University in Catanzaro, Italy. He has published over 40 scientific articles on peer reviewed journals about oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology, dental implantology.


School of Dentistry
Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro

G. Lo Giudice (Biography
G. Lo Giudice

Prof. Lo Giudice (MD, MSc) of Endodontics and Conservative Dentistry is working in the Messina University School of Dentistry. President of National CAO FNOMCeO pre and post graduate formation commission. Italian delegate in Advisory Council of UEMS in 2009 and in CPME (2006-2009). Reviewer in European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for the european scientific congress, American Medical Association recognition of credits in european events and Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry. Board Member of the R.I.S., (1999-2002). Member of I.A.D.R., SIE and fellow of S.I.O.C.M.F, S.I.D.O.C. Prof. Lo Giudice research activity is summarized in N°100 scientific publications (21 in the last 5 years IF 6).


Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
Messina University

C. Stacchi (Biography
C. Stacchi

Adjunct professor in Oral Implantology at the School of Dentistry and at the Master in Oral Surgery of Trieste University since 2007 and, currently, research fellow in the same university. In 2017 he obtained the National Academic Qualification as Associate Professor. Active founding member and President (2017-2019) of the International Piezoelectric Surgery Academy and active member of the Italian Academy of Osseointegration (IAO). He works in the Periodontology and Implantology Department of Trieste University and in his private office in Gorizia (Italy).


Department of Periodontology and Implantology
Trieste University

D. Ciavarella (Biography
D. Ciavarella

Prof. Domenico Ciavarella (DDS, PhD, Specialist in Orthodontics and Expertise in Dental Sleep Medicine) is chief of Orthodontics section and Dental Sleep Medicine at the University of Foggia. His primary research interests include craniofacial growth and development, sleep medicine, oral pathology and temporomandibular disorders. He has numerous papers published in international journals. He has the certificate of excellence in dental sleep medicine of Italian Sleep Medicine Society.


Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
University of Foggia

L.S. Gonçalves (Biography
L.S. Gonçalves

Lucio Souza Gonçalves, DDS, MSc, PhD is full-time Researcher and Professor of Periodontology (Estacio de Sá University, Brazil). He received his Dental Degree (1988), Master’s degree in Periodontology (2000), and PhD in Oral Microbiology (2006) from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He also completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (University of Otago – 2014). Since 1998, he has been teaching periodontology, oral microbiology, biostatistics, epidemiology and clinical dentistry. In addition, he has been working actively as an ad hoc reviewer for several international journals in oral science (Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Periodontal Research, Oral Diseases, International Dental Journal, etc).


Faculty of Dentistry
Estácio de Sá University
Rio de Janeiro

L. Levrini (Biography
L. Levrini

Professor Luca Levrini, born in 1967. Associate Professor in Clinical Somatology and Director University Research Centre Cranio Facial, University of Insubria, Italy. Assistant Medical Director, Dental Department, Fondazione Macchi Hospital, Varese. Member of the Medical Council, Como, Italy. Medical Journalist. Author of more than 200 scientific papers dealing with oral prevention and orthodontics.


Dental Hygiene School
University of Insubria

M. Wieckiewicz (Biography
M. Wieckiewicz

Mieszko Wieckiewicz, DMD, MSc, PhD, graduated from the Wroclaw Medical University in 2009. Since 2010, he has been employed at the Wroclaw Medical University, and has been a visiting lecturer at the Dresden University of Technology since 2012. His scientific work involves the study on current polymers used in dentistry and etiology, diagnostics, and management of temporomandibular disorders. He is a three-time laureate of various scholarship programs that enabled him to conduct research projects in Germany. Practical postgraduate training in the area of temporomandibular disorders, orofacial pain, occlusion, and occlusal splints was held in Austria, Germany and USA.


Department of Experimental Dentistry
Wroclaw Medical University


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