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 USA
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 Bologna Italy
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 Okayama University Okayama Japan
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 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
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” Rome Italy
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 Brazil
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 Oulu Finland
Dr. Khalaf is currently an Associate Professor 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 Sharjah UAE
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 Budapest Hungary
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 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Georgia Athens, GA USA
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 Mashhad Iran
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
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
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 USA
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 Edmonton Canada
N. Amarasena School of Dentistry University of Adelaide Adelaide Australia
T. Gomi Department of Radiology Kitasato University Kanagawa Japan
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 Milan Italy
A. Tezvergil-Mutluay Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Research University of Turku Turku Finland
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 Zagreb Croatia
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 Maceió Brazil
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 USA
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 Biomedical Sciences for Health University of Milan Milan Italy
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 Gifu Japan
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 Okayama Japan
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
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 Tokushima Japan
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 Sivas Turkey
A.E. Athanasiou Department of Orthodontics Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine Dubai UAE
T. Miyawaki Department of Dental Anesthesiology and Special Care Dentistry Okayama University Okayama Japan
G. Gambarini Department of Dental Science Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy
S. Kourtis Dental School University of Athens Athens Greece
T. Tauböck Department of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology University of Zurich Zurich Switzerland
I. Watanabe Department of Biomaterials Science Texas A & M University Baylor College of Dentistry Dallas, TX USA
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 Melbourne Australia
Mieszko Wieckiewicz, DMD, MSc, PhD, graduated from the Wroclaw Medical University in 2009. Since 2010, he has been employed at the Medical University of Wroclaw, 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 Wroclaw Poland