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Oral Health and Dental Management

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An International Journal of Oral Health Research Open Access, Peer-reviewed
 
ISSN: 2247-2452
 
 
 
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Editorial Board

James E. Jones

Editor-in-Chief (America)
James E. Jones
Professor
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Indiana University
USA
Tel: 317-944-9604

 Biography :

James E. Jones attended the University of Kentucky, graduating with a B.S. and M.S. degree in Zoology. He received the D.M.D. degree from the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry and completed a residency and M.S.D degree in Pediatric Dentistry at the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children. In 1987 he became a Robert Wood Johnson Dental Health Services Research Fellow at Harvard University and received a Certificate in Dental Health Services Research from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. From 1989 through 1993 he was Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, at the University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry. In 1993, he received the Ed.D. from the Indiana University Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Jones was Dean of the School of Health Sciences (1993-2005) at Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne and served as a Congressional Fellow (2000) in the 107th Congress with Senator Richard Lugar. In 2003 he received the Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences from Empresarial University. He is presently Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Jones has published over 100 articles, book chapters and research abstracts in the dental, medical and education literature and obtained over 6.8 million dollars in educational, service, training and research grants. He has presented lectures in the United States, Caribbean, China, Europe and the Middle East on a variety of topics related to higher education. 

Biography
 Research Interest :

(1) Dentofacial Trauma, (2) Dental Management of Cleft lip and Palate newborns, (3) Emerging Demand in Pediatric Dentistry for Office-Based General Anesthesia by Dentist Anesthesiologists. (4) Issues in International Dental Education. 

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Nick Girdler

Editor-in-Chief (Europe)
Nick Girdler
Professor
School of Dental Sciences
Newcastle University
United Kingdom 

 Biography :

Nick Girdler is the Head of the academic and clinical sedation service in Newcastle University. Presently, he is the Professor of Sedation Dentistry and Director of Postgraduate Diploma in Sedation in Dentistry.
He has been an academic consultant in sedation dentistry for 17 years. During that timehe has developed world class research and teaching programmes in sedation and anxiety management. He has won several prizes such as Hunterian Professorship (Royal College of Surgeons of England) in 1995-1996, Shirley Glasstone Huges Prize (British Dental Association) in 1998 and British Society for Oral Medicine Prize in 1995. He has authored/co-authored a number of scientific papers in the field of dentistry.

Biography
 Research Interest :

His research interests are focused in the field of anxiety management and conscious sedation in dentistry. Example:valuating pre-operative dental anxiety, cognitive effects of sedation agents, investigation of new paediatric sedation techniques, complications and morbidity of sedation, seeking alternative sedation techniques to avoid dental general anaesthesia, and clinical trials of new anxiolytic agents 

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Yoichiro Miyake

Editor-in-Chief (Asia-Pacific)
Yoichiro Miyake
Professor
Department of Oral Microbiology
Institute of Health Biosciences
Tokushima University Graduate School
Japan
Tel: +81-88-633-7329
Fax: +81-88-633-7390

 

 Biography :

Yoichiro Miyake completed his D.D.S. from Hiroshima University School of Dentistry in 1976 and Ph.D (Oral Microbiology) from Graduate School of Dentistry, Hiroshima University in 1980. Presently, he is Professor at the Department of Oral Microbiology in the Institute of Health Biosciences, Tokushima University Graduate School (2004-present).
He is the member of Japanese Society for Bacteriology, Japanese Association for Oral Biology, Japan Society of Chemotherapy, Japanese Society for Periodontal Research and American Society for Microbiology.
He has authored and co-authored more than 50 papers and several book-chapters over the topics related to oral micro-biology.

 

Biography
 Research Interest :

Pathogenecity of oral bacteria, Bacterial adherence and its control, Oral health care for the prevention of aspiration pneumonia, Stress response of bacteria, Antibiotic tolerance of Pseudomonas aeruginsa 

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William A Wiltshire

William A Wiltshire
Professor and Head of Orthodontics
University of Manitoba
Canada
Tel: 204-789-3856

 Biography :

William Anthony (Billy) Wiltshire qualified as a dentist with the BChD degree after which he completed his BChD (Honors) with Dental Biomaterials as his major (cum laude). His first Masters degree, the M.Dent in Restorative Dentistry was awarded, also cum laude for his in vitro and in vivo work on Resin Bonded Bridges. Next, he completed the 4-year full time specialty Master’s degree in Orthodontics, receiving the MChD(Orth). In 1995, he was awarded a Doctorate in Science, the DSc(Odont) for his research work and thesis on “Restorative and Orthodontic Perspectives of Clinical Dentistry.”
Academically, Professor Wiltshire served as Professor and Head of the Department of Orthodontics and Chief Specialist at the University of Pretoria until 1997. Dr. Wiltshire subsequently took the exams of Royal College of Dentists of Canada and attained Fellowship in Orthodontics in the Royal College. He is also a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy . Dr Wiltshire currently serves as Professor and Head of the Department of Preventive Dental Science (Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Community Dentistry and the Center for Community of Oral Health), Head of Orthodontics and Graduate Orthodontic Program Director at the University of Manitoba. He is recipient of several fellowships and awards including the Colgate Palmolive Research travel award of the IADR, the Elida – Gibbs research award, Julius Staz Scholarship, Alexander Foundation award in orthodontics as well as teaching awards for both undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentorship. He was recipient of the Coors Biomedical Prosthodontic award of the IADR for his work on surface treatments of base metal alloys for Resin-bonded bridges.
Dr Wiltshire is author or co-author of over 200 peer– reviewed publications and abstracts, his publications and their translations appear in 6 different languages. He has lectured extensively world wide and has been involved in research with funding in excess of $1 million. His research interests are in orthopaedic growth modification, orthodontic biomaterials, epidemiology of malocclusion, interceptive orthodontics, early treatment and educational research in orthodontics.

Dr Wiltshire maintains an active limited orthodontic private, working with colleagues in a multi- disciplinary environment.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Adhesivity and anticariogenicity in orthodontics
Orthopaedics, growth modification and functional orthopedics in orthodontics
Epidemiology in orthodontics
Fixed appliance orthodontics
Retention and relapse
Education
Interceptive and early orthodontic treatment
 

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Nikola Angelov

Nikola Angelov
Professor and Chair
Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene
University of Texas at Houston
USA 

 Biography :

Dr. Nikola Angelov is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics at UTHealth School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene, in Houston, Texas. Dr. Angelov was born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1968. He earned his DDS, MS and PhD degree from the University “St. Cyril and Methodius” and has been teaching for the Department of Oral Pathology and Periodontology in Macedonia since 1993. In 2001, he received a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH/NIDCR). At NIH/NIDCR, Dr. Angelov successfully developed a new model of oral mucosal wound healing and was also involved in collaborative clinical studies clinical trial evaluations, as well as other studies. In 2004, Dr. Nikola Angelov joined the faculty at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics where he achieved full Professorship and served as a Director of the Pre-Doctoral Periodontics Clinic, as well as Director of the Undergraduate Program in Periodontics, until 2013. He joined UTHealth School of Dentistry in Houston in 2013, as a Professor and Chair.Dr. Angelov also holds an U.S. Certificate of Specialty in Periodontics and is licensed to practice dentistry in two U.S states. In 2008, Dr. Angelov received the prestigious annual Educator of the Year Award from the American Academy of Periodontics, for outstanding results in teaching in the area of Periodontics. Dr. Angelov has several other academic awards and is actively involved in teaching and research. His research area includes oral infection and immunity, mucosal wound healing, periodontal microbiology, as well as dental implants. Dr. Angelov has extensively published in peer review articles, has been invited speaker to prominent professional and research meetings. He is a member of numerous professional societies in the USA and abroad and serves on editorial and advisory Boards of several journals.  

Biography
 Research Interest :

 • Gene Array Analysis of Periodontally Involved Tissues
• The Zirkonium Implant-Bone Interface
• Gingipain-Induced Caspase-1 Activity in Bovine Coronary Artery Endotelial Cells
• Biostimulative laser in Treatment of Periodontal Diseases
• Biomarkers for HPV-Associated Head and Neck Cancers
• The involvement of Th17 Cells and Related Cytokines in Periodontal Disease

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Peter M. Di Fiore

Peter M. Di Fiore
Professor
Department of Endodontics
University of Texas, School of Dentistry
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Di Fiore, a native of New York, received his DDS degree from New York University, College of Dentistry, his MS degree in Oral Biology from George Washington University andhis Certificate in Endodontics from the United States Army Institute of Dental Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Madigan Army Medical Center. He retired from the United States Army Dental Corps after 20 years of active duty service and has held faculty positions at the University of Alabama, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, Northwestern University, University of New Jersey and New York University.
He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a fellow of the American College of Dentists and a life member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon.Dr. Di Fiore, a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, teaches and practices at the University of Texas, School of Dentistry in Houston Texas
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

 Endodontics-Endodontology, Diagnosis, Microbiology, Materials

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Zhimon Jacobson

Zhimon Jacobson
Clinical Professor
Department of Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials
Boston University
USA
Tel: 617-638-5050

 Biography :

 Dr. Zhimon Jacobson completed his general practice residency at the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois and subsequently graduated from Boston University School of Dental Medicine with a Masters of Science from the Prosthodontic Department. Dr. Jacobson was clinical director of the Postgraduate Prosthodontics from 1980-1996. In 1990, he established the Center for Implantology at Boston University where he served as director from 1990-2008. In 2001, Dr. Jacobson was named Director of the Division of Continuing Education at Boston University. In addition to his dual roles as director, Dr. Jacobson is a Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics in the Department of Restorative Sciences and Biomaterials. Dr. Jacobson also maintains a private practice in Boston, MA and lectures both nationally and internationally.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Implantology. Research interests focus on examining the effects of early loading of Colt 45 and 3I implant innovations titanium screw type implants in the posterior maxilla, and posterior mandible, as well as evaluating the immediate loading of dental implants in the mandible. 

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Douglas S. Darling

Douglas S. Darling
Professor
Director, Oral Biology Graduate Program
Department of Oral Health and Rehabilitation
University of Louisville
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Douglas S. Darling received his PhD from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, in 1983. This was followed by postdoctoral work at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (to 1987) and in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Harvard School of Medicine (to 1992). Dr. Darling is currently a Professor at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry where he directs the ULSD Oral Biology Graduate Program. He is a member of the ULSD Center for Oral Health and Systemic Disease, as well as the Birth Defects Center. He directs a graduate course on experimental design. Dr. Darling is a molecular biologist and has directed research grants investigating molecular mechanisms in salivary gland differentiation, palate morphogenesis, eye development, and gene transcription. He has over 70 publications.  

Biography
 Research Interest :

Salivary gland development and cell biology,
Craniofacial development,
Molecular mechanisms of secretion
Function of salivary proteins
Regulation of gene transcription
Transcription factors in oral cancer
 

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Charles Lekic

Charles Lekic
Professor
Faculty of Dentistry
University of Manitoba
Canada 

 Biography :

 Charles Lekic received a DDM, an MSc in Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, a PhD in Oral Biology and has passed the RCD(C) Fellowship Exam in Pediatric Dentistry. He has also completed postdoctoral training in oral immunology and obtained a Certificate in Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry. He is a tenured Professor and the Director of the Master of Dentistry – Pediatric Dentistry Graduate Program at the University of Manitoba as well as the Division Head in Pediatric Dentistry. For his teaching skills he was awarded the Canadian Award for Excellence in Dental Education (2001) and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Classroom and Clinical Teaching to Senior Students (2002, 2005, and 2010).

He is a nationally and internationally recognized teacher and researcher and has been appointed as a Visiting Professor and was an invited speaker on a number of occasions. His current research interest is in the physiology of the periodontium, and the differentiation of periodontal ligament cells for which he had/have MRC and CIHR Grants and published more than 50 papers in the peer review journals. This work is part of his major clinical interest that relates to the prevention and management of traumatic injuries in children. He also has an interest in clinical and educational research, for which he has received the University of Manitoba Major Outreach Award.
Prof. Lekic has maintained the same level of proficiency in teaching, research, and administration as well as with his clinical skills. Presently, he manages a busy private practice at the Children’s Dental World and also works as a Section Head of Pediatric Dentistry at the Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg.

Biography
 Research Interest :

 physiology of the periodontium, and the differentiation of periodontal ligament cells, prevention and management of traumatic injuries in children

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Athanasios E. Athanasiou

Athanasios E. Athanasiou
Professor & Director of Orthodontics
Dubai School of Dental Medicine
United Arab Emirates

 Biography :

 Dr. Athanasios E. Athanasiou is Professor and Director of Orthodontics at the Dubai School of Dental Medicine, United Arab Emirates and Professor of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
He was President, Vice-President and Executive Committee Member of the World Federation of Orthodontists; President and Secretary-General of the European Federation of Orthodontics; President of the Greek Orthodontic Society; Dean and Vice-Dean of the School of Dentistry and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He was also President of the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center of the Greek Ministry of Education.
He received his Dental Degree and Ph.D. from the University of Athens, Greece in 1979 and 1991, respectively, and his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Dental Sciences in 1985 from Temple University, USA.
Dr. Athanasiou served as Associate Professor and Coordinator of Postgraduate Orthodontic Education at Aarhus University, Denmark.
He is Honorary Member of the British Orthodontic Society, Cyprus Orthodontic Society, Lebanese Orthodontic Society and South African Orthodontic Society; Honorary President of the Greek Orthodontic Society and Honorary Editor of the Hellenic Orthodontic Review.
He serves as referee in many scientific journals including the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Angle Orthodontist, European Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of the American Dental Association, European Journal of Oral Sciences, and International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.
Professor Athanasiou has served as external examiner or referee at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong, the King Abdulaziz University, the University of Hong Kong, the University of Pretoria, the University of Limpopo, the Arab American University, and the Council for the Order of Australia. He chaired the Task Force of the World Federation of Orthodontists on Guidelines for Postgraduate Orthodontic Education.
He has published more than 150 scientific articles, chapters and books, has supervised more than 50 Ph.D. and Master’s dissertations, and has presented more than 385 lectures, papers and seminars in 45 countries.
He has received many distinctions and awards including the Edward Cherkas Memorial Award by Temple University, the Zendium Prize by Aarhus University, the Louise Ada Jarabak Memorial Award by the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, and the 2012 Best Scientific Paper of the European Federation of Orthodontics.
Professor Athanasiou maintains in Athens, Greece, a private practice limited to orthodontics.

Biography
 Research Interest :

orthodontics 

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Michael W. Roberts

Michael W. Roberts
Henson Distinguished Professor
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry
USA
919-537-3781
 

 

 Biography :

Dr. Roberts received his D.D.S. from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston and completed a General Practice Residency at the Brighton Marine Hospital in Boston. He received a MScD (Pediatric Dentistry) from the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry..
He served as a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service for 24+ years before joining the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry. He has served as the Department’s Graduate Program Director, Chair and Associate Chair.
Dr. Roberts has been the President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, President of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Chairman, Foundation of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a Fellow, American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. 

Biography
 Research Interest :

His research interests include eating disorders as they affect the oral cavity, access to oral health care for children and the impact and oral manifestations of systemic medical disorders. 

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Nora Donaldson

Nora Donaldson
Professor and Head
Biostatistics & Research Methods Centre
King's College London Dental Institute
United kingdom

 Biography :

Professor Nora Donaldson holds a BSc in Mathematics (Universidad del Valle, Colombia), an MSc in Applied Statistics (VPI & State University, USA), a PhD in Medical Statistics (University of Maryland, USA) and was awarded Chartered Statistician status by the Royal Statistical Society in 2002. She is currently the Professor of Biostatistics at King’s College London Dental Institute and has a wide expertise in research projects related to dentistry, medicine, biomedical sciences and education. Her main statistical research interests are in the area of sequential analysis, multilevel modelling and the problems of evaluation of quality of life. She has taught medical statistics for several MSc. and BSc programs and has provided statistical supervision to many MSc/PhD students. She has been co-investigator of many successful medical research grant applications and does a great deal of statistical consultancy work for different research teams at King’s College London. She has collaborated extensively with teams at Stanford University, American University, Salamanca University (Spain), Universidad del Valle (Colombia) and the MRC, among others

Biography
 Research Interest :

Biostatistics in dentistry; health services research; sequential designs, longitudinal, multilevel, propensity modelling  

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Florian Mack

Florian Mack
Professor, Foundation Chair
Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Griffith University
Australia

 Biography :

Dr. Florian Mack is Discipline Head and Professor of Prosthodontics and Comprehensive Adult Dental Care at Griffith University, QLD, Australia since 2006. He is an active clinical practitioner and researcher. Dr Mack received his DDS degree in Germany in 1992. In 1993 he received his PhD, in 2000 his specialist registration in prosthodontics and in 2007 his Habilitation. He was lecture and senior lecturer at FU-Berlin (Germany) from 1993-1996 and lecture and senior lecturer at the University of Greifswald (Germany) from 1996-2006 before we was appointed as Professor at Griffith University. During a Fellowship from 2000 to 2001 he was working as Visiting Assistant Professor at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and at University of Geneva, Switzerland. He is reviewer for several dental journals and active member of several international societies and scientific organisations.  

Biography
 Research Interest :

 Gerodontology, oral epidemiology, Community Dentistry, clinical trials, TMD, biocompatibility of dental alloys and materials

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Barry Rubel

Barry Rubel
Professor
Department of Care Planning & Restorative Sciences
University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Barry Rubel has been on the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry since April, 2004 and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He serves as Director of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Removable Prosthodontics at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry and is actively engaged in teaching dental students.

Dr. Rubel has produced several instructional videos in the field of removable prosthodontics for the pre-clinical and clinical areas of study, has published numerous articles and a chapter on impression materials in Dental Clinics of North America and serves as course director for teaching complete denture and partial denture prosthodontics. He has also written a textbook entitled A Clinical Guide to Complete Denture Prosthodontics. He is a consultant for interdepartmental referrals for GPR and AEGD Resident Programs for restorative, fixed, implant, and removable clinics. He has presented lectures to dental societies and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Prosthodontics and the Indian Journal of Dental Research.. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, and Mississippi Dental Association.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Caries Risk Assessment Guidelines & Treatment Protocols Microwave Sterilization & Color Stability in Denture Acrylic Resins

 

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Marita Rohr Inglehart

Marita Rohr Inglehart
Professor
Department of Periodontics & Oral Medicine
University of Michigan – School of Dentistry
USA

 Biography :

Marita R. Inglehart, Dr. phil. habil., is a professor of dentistry at the University of Michigan – School of Dentistry and an adjunct professor of psychology in the College of Literature, Science and Arts at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Her teaching focuses on Behavioral Science materials and how it related to oral health and oral health care interactions. Her research focuses on the way psychosocial factors affect oral health and oral health care, with a special interest in how to use behavioral science based considerations to reduce oral health disparities and to increase access to care for underserved patients.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Her research focuses on the way psychosocial factors affect oral health and oral health care, with a special interest in how to use behavioral science based considerations to reduce oral health disparities and to increase access to care for underserved patients.

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Kazuhiko Nakano

Kazuhiko Nakano
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry
Japan

 Biography :

Kazuhiko Nakano completed his D.D.S. degree at Osaka University School of Dentistry in 1996 and received a Ph.D. (Pediatric Dentistry) from Osaka University in 2002. In 2003, he was appointed Chief of the Outpatient Clinic of the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic, Osaka University Dental Hospital, and designated as Associate Professor at the same institution in 2007. In 2011, Dr. Nakano became an Associate Professor of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry as well as Vice-head of the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic of Osaka University Dental Hospital.
He is a trustee of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and a member of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, International Association of Dental Research and Japanese Association of Dental Research.
Dr. Nakano has authored and co-authored more than 100 original research articles and clinical reports, as well as several book chapters in the fieled of pediatric dentistry and clinical oral microbiology.
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

Clinical oral microbiology; Dental caries; Periodontal diseases; Streptococcus mutans; Porphyromonas gingivalis; Virulence of clinical strains  

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Marie M. Tolarová

Marie M. Tolarová
Professor of Orthodontics
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
University of the Pacific
USA

 Biography :

 Dr. Marie M. Tolarova received her Medical Degree in 1965 from the Charles University School of Medicine in Prague. She completed a Ph.D. in 1970 with a thesis on Microforms of Orofacial Clefts from the Human Genetics Program at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Medical Genetics by the Czechoslovak Medical Board of Pediatrics and Czechoslovak Board of Medical Genetics. Dr. Tolarova completed a D.Sc. Degree in 1986 from the Medical Genetics Research Program at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. Her thesis was Cleft Lip and Palate in Man: Epidemiology, Genetics and Prevention.
Dr. Tolarova started her medical career in 1965 as a pediatrician in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Charles University School of Medicine. She had developed a deep interest in genetics during her medical studies and in 1970, founded the Division of Birth Defects to take responsibility for genetic evaluations, counseling, and follow-up of all individuals with congenital anomalies, children as well as adults, who came to the Department of Plastic Surgery for surgical treatment. Since beginning of her professional career she was interested in understanding causes of cleft lip and palate and especially in prevention of clefts and other congenital anomalies. She established a population-based registry of orofacial clefts in the Czech Republic, containing detailed data on over 10,000 cases; the largest collected sample to date of children with clefts. Over half of these cases had complete genetic evaluations in her Department, including physical examinations of the affected children, both parents, and all siblings; she performed the majority of physical examinations. Since coming to the U.S., she also researched analyzed and published data on the largest population-based sample of orofacial clefts in USA - over 4,000 cases from California.
Dr. Tolarova was involved in orofacial cleft prevention studies in the late 1960’s under the direction of Dr. Francis Burian, head of the Department of Plastic Surgery. She started her own research with periconceptional supplementation by high dose folic acid and multivitamins in the 1970s. The first data showing preventive efficacy of supplementation was published in the Lancet in 1982 and got enormous attention from professionals. The final analysis of her studies, which represent the largest human prospective trial to investigate the recurrence of orofacial clefts after periconceptional supplementation with high dose folic acid and multivitamins, was published in 1995 in Teratology, and showed that the recurrence risk for having another child with a cleft decreased by 65% if “at risk” mothers took multivitamins with a high dose of folic acid.
Dr. Tolarova has over 450 scientific publications and presentations, has been the keynote and featured speaker at numerous scientific meetings, and has held over 20 visiting professorships worldwide. She has 47 years of clinical experience with cleft and craniofacial anomalies patients, thirty years of teaching experience of medical, dental and graduate students. She is Director of Genetic Research and Prevention of the ROTAPLAST Intl., Inc.; project being carried out in South America, India, Asia, and Africa. She participated as a pediatrician and medical geneticist in 50 Rotaplast medical missions all over the world. She is a founding member of the Society of Birth Defects in the Czech Republic and holds memberships in 15 professional organizations. She has received numerous awards, including the 1975 Award of the Medical Research Council, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 1985 Award of the Czechoslovak Literature Council, 2005 Award of the Imperial Gift Foundation (Boshi, Aiiku Kai) Japan, 2007 Rotaplast Distinguish Service Award, 2010 Pierre Fauchard Academy Award, and 2011 Henry Schein Humanitarian Award.
In 1992 Dr. Tolarova relocated to United States joining her husband Mirek Tolar, MD, PhD, who was appointed at UCSF in San Francisco. She joined the Center for Craniofacial Anomalies at UCSF School of Dentistry, held an appointment as a Professor and founded directed the Program for Prevention of Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial Anomalies at the UCSF School of Dentistry UCSF. She also worked for the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation/California Birth Defects Monitoring Program. In March 1996 she organized the first workshop with international participation focused on cleft prevention “Approach to the prevention of orofacial clefts”.
Since July 1999, she is with the University of the Pacific as tenure Professor of Orthodontics and leads the Pacific Craniofacial Team and Cleft Prevention Program. She established there a strong molecular genetics research toward finding causes on cleft in different populations and continues her effort to develop and established the efficient approach to prevent cleft lip and palate anomalies. In 2011 she organized and presided the 3rd ICPF International workshop CLEFT2011 held in San Francisco that was attended by over 250 participants from 30 countries.
Dr. Tolarova has been honored with the International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation (ICPF) Award of Merit which recognizes her extensive research on prevention of clefts. Tolarova received the award on May 9 during the 7th Biennial World Cleft Lip and Palate Congress hosted by ICPF and held in Mahe, Seychelles.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Causes and primary prevention of cleft lip and palate and of other congenital anomalies; molecular genetic studies of genes involved in etiology of orofacial clefts, craniofacial anomalies, and dental anomalies; studies of environmental and nutritional factors involved in etiology of nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate anomalies; gene-environmental interactions in etiology of craniofacial anomalies, especially in etiology of cleft lip and palate; etiology and epidemiology of birth defects with special interest in cleft lip and palate, craniofacial anomalies, and syndromes; dysmorphology; population genetics; multifactorial inheritance; monitoring of birth defects and genetic registries; genetic education and counseling.

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Johan K.M. Aps

Johan K.M. Aps
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Washington,
The Center for Pediatric Dentistry
USA
Tel: 206-543-4723 

 Biography :

 Doctor Johan K. M. Aps is currently (2013) Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington, in Seattle, USA. He works at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Department of Oral Medicine. He obtained his dental degree at Ghent University in Belgium in 1993. Subsequently he received his MSc in Pediatric Dentistry and his PhD at the same university in 1997 and 2002 respectively. In 2008 Dr. Aps graduated with a MSc in dental and maxillofacial radiology at the University of London in the UK. He used to work at the University of Ghent from October 1993 till July 2012. In July 2012 he was recruited by the University of Washington. De. Aps teaches oral and maxillofacial radiology and local anesthesia to both under- and postgraduate dental students at the University of Washington.
He is author of several scientific papers, congress abstracts and lectures a lot on his favorite topics in dentistry; oral radiology, radio-anatomy, radiation protection, intra-osseous anesthesia in dentistry and local anesthesia in general. He is also reviewer for several scientific journals and member of the board of editors of peer-reviewed dental journals. He is editor in chief of ‘Het Tandheelkundig Jaar’ (Dutch-Flemish dentists).

Biography
 Research Interest :

- Oral and maxillofacial radiology

- Sialography

- Radiation protection

- Radio-anatomy

- Local anesthesia in dentistry

- Intra-osseous anesthesia in dentistry 

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Timothy T. Wheeler

Timothy T. Wheeler
Professor
Department of Orthodontics
University of Florida
College of Dentistry
USA

 Biography :

Timothy Wheeler, D.M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville, Florida, USA where he teaches in the orthodontic graduate program, conducts research and sees patients in his private practice. Dr. Wheeler completed a Ph.D. in the Medical Sciences, a D.M.D., and a certificate in orthodontics at the University of Florida. Dr. Wheeler has previously served as Director of the Orthodontic Graduate Program, Chair of the Department of Orthodontics, Assistant Dean of Advanced and Graduate Education, and as the Senior Associate Dean and Director of the School of Advanced Dental Sciences at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He also was named as the third recipient of the Academy 100 Eminent Scholar Chair in the College of Dentistry.

Dr. Wheeler has served as a site visitor for orthodontics for the American Dental Association’s Commission of Dental Accreditation, as president of The Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, as president of the Craniofacial Biology Group of the International Association for Dental Research and currently serves on the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Education and Licensure’s Continuing Education Recognition Program Committee. Dr. Wheeler is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Wheeler has received funding in the past from the National Institute of Dental Research to examine the timing of treatment for Class II malocclusion in children. This prospective clinical trial has produced a large amount of outcomes data on the timing of Class II treatment and has been published extensively. He also has been funded by Align Technology for several prospective clinical trials to examine tooth movement and by BAS Medical to examine the effect of relaxin on tooth movement.

His current passion is teaching the Invisalign technique to orthodontic residents as well as conducting research in this area and lecturing on this topic internationally. He also has learned the MEAW technique and uses this primarily to treat Class III and open-bite patients that previously could only be treated with surgery. At the university, he oversees the multidisciplinary grand rounds course which treatment plans all the multidisciplinary cases treated in the various graduate programs. He is author on more than 80 articles and has lectured extensively internationally.
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

orthodontics 

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Paul S. Farsai

Paul S. Farsai
Associate Professor
Boston University
Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
USA
Tel: 617-414-1146
Fax: 617-638-1061

 Biography :

 Paul S. Farsai completed his DMD and Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1994 and 1995 respectively. Then he has done Master of Public Health (Social and Beavioral Science) from Boston University School of Public Health in 1997 and Two-year faculty training fellowship in geriatric dentistry at
Boston Medical Center / Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine (1995-1997). Presently, he is Associate Professor of General Dentistry at Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He is also the Director of Evidence-Based Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences (Department of General Dentistry).

Biography
 Research Interest :

1. Evidence Based Dentistry
2. Dental Practice Management
3. Prosthodontic / Restorative Dentistry
3. Geriatric Dentistry
4. Dental Public Health
5. Special Needs Dentistry
 

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Zdenek Broukal

Zdenek Broukal
Professor
Institute of Clinical and Experimental Dental Medicine
Charles University and General Faculty Hospital
Czech republic 

 Biography :

 Zdenek Broukal completed his Ph.D in Dentistry in 1979. He is Professor (2004-present) and Chair in the Department of Oral Epidemiology and Preventive Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Dental Medicine (Charles University). He is the member of Czech Dental Society, ORCA, European Association for Dental Public Health, He has conducted a number of symposia and workshops in many national scientific congresses. He is the author/co-author of 3 monographs and around 156 papers in journals.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Oral epidemiology, health care systems science in dentistry, oral health behaviour 

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Werner Harumiti Shintaku

Werner Harumiti Shintaku
Associate Professor
Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Oral Medicine
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
USA
Tel: 901-448-2845 

 Biography :

Dr. Werner H. Shintaku is an Associate Professor and is the Director of Imaging Sciences of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Dentistry, Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Oral Medicine. Dr. Shintaku received his dental degree in 1998 and Master of Science (MS) degree in oral and maxillofacial radiology (OMFR) in 2004 from the University of Sao Paulo, School of Dentistry in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2009, he received a specialty degree in Oral Diagnosis from the Brazilian Dental Board. In 2004, he moved to the United States where he taught OMFR at the University of Southern California (USC), School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, California. In 2007, he joined the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology graduate program of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), Texas and received his certificate in 2009 and Master of Science degree in 2010. Dr. Shintaku is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He has more than 20 years of experience in teaching and practicing OMFR. He has given several presentations and continuing education courses at national and international meetings and has published multiple articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Shintaku is the recipient of two awards given by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology recognizing him as one of the best promising faculty/dental educator in OMFR. 

Biography
 Research Interest :

1. Structural and functional imaging modalities applied to Dentistry
2. Undergrad and Post-grad Education of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
3. Imaging modalities in the diagnosis of TMD, oro-facial pain and sleep apnea.

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Silvana Pereira Barros

Silvana Pereira Barros
Associate Professor
Department of Periodontology
School of Dentistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
USA
Tel: 919-966-2701 

 Biography :

Dr. Silvana Barros completed her DDS from University of Campinas(Brazil) in 1986 and her Ph.D in Biological Sciences from University of Campinas (Brazil) in 1995. At present, She is Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Dentistry. She is the Co-PI of a number of research projects/grants and author-co-author of a number of articles related to oral health care.

Biography
 Research Interest :

The overall interest of the laboratory is to investigate the interferences and exposures that underlie the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases and the link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease, preterm low birthweight infants and diabetes.
My current research seeks to understand the role of epigenetics in periodontal disease and the consequences of infectious exposures in utero to human health in development throughout life.
 

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Shen Hu

Shen Hu
Associate Professor
Oral Biology MS Program Director
UCLA School of Dentistry
USA
Tel: 310-206-8834 

 Biography :

Dr. Shen Hu is Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also directs the Oral Biology MS Program and serves as the admission committee chair. His research interests are in Cancer Proteomics and Metabolomics, Single Cell Analysis and Salivary Diagnostics. He has authored about 70 research papers and book chapters and served as editorial members for multiple scientific journals.  

Biography
 Research Interest :

Cancer Proteomics and Metabolomics, Single Cell Analysis and Salivary Diagnostics 

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Nadim M. Islam

Nadim M. Islam
Associate Professor
Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences
University of Florida, College of Dentistry
USA
Tel: 352-294 5711
Fax: 352-294-5310 

 Biography :

Dr. Islam completed his oral pathology training at the University of Florida College of Dentistry (Gainesville), Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology in 2007. He received his US D.D.S. degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2010. He started at IUSD in 2007 and worked as an Assistant Professor and Director of the Oral Pathology Biopsy Service & Laboratory until 2012. Presently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Scinces at University of Florida, College of Dentistry.
Dr. Islam is a member of the American Dental Education Association & American Dental Association; a Fellow, by examination, of the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology; and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology. He is actively involved in a large clinical oral pathology practice and biopsy service. He is presently the Chairperson of the oral pathology section of the ADEA as well as a consultant of oral and maxillofacial pathology to CODA.
He has authored or co-authored more than 20 papers and several book chapters covering a diverse range of topics and addressing both clinical and microscopic aspects of oral and maxillofacial pathology 

Biography
 Research Interest :

Scholarly interests include tobacco associated oral precancerous lesions, as well as various mucocutaneous conditions of autoimmune origin. Special interests include diagnostic surgical & clinical oral pathology and dental education. 

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Melinda Székely

Melinda Székely
Professor
Faculty of Dental Medicine
University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Tirgu-Mures
Romania

 Biography :

Dr. Melinda Székely is a Professor and Head of the Department of Morphology of teeth and dental arches; Technology of dental prosthesis and Dental materials of the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Tirgu-Mures, Romania. She earned her DDS and PhD degree from this university in 1987 and 2003, respectively.
Dr. Székely has been teaching for the same department since 1991, however in the meantime the former Department of Propedeutics and Dental Materials was renamed. She served as Junior Lecturer (1991–1999), Senior Lecturer (2000–2004) and Associate Professor (2004–2008) at the same institution.
Since 1995 she attended on 1-3 month post-gradual studies per year at the Departments of Prosthetic Dentistry, Conservative Dentistry and Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
Subsequently she became Professor, as well as PhD supervisor in 2008. She was principal investigator of a number of research projects/grants and author–co-author of several scientific papers and congress abstracts.
In 2012 she was appointed Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tirgu-Mures. She is actively involved in teaching and research. She is a member of several Romanian and international societies and scientific organizations.
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

- Fluoride in preventive dentistry;
- Dental erosion;
- Dental anxiety;
- Smoking and tobacco control
 

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Boyen Huang

Boyen Huang
Associate Professor
School of Medicine and Dentistry
James Cook University
Australia
Tel: +61-7-4042-1297
Fax: +61-7-4042-1920 

 Biography :

Boyen Huang obtained his DDS degree at Kaohsiung Medical University (Taiwan, 1994) and PhD degree in paediatric dentistry/dental public health at Queen Mary, University of London (UK, 2004), respectively. He is currently appointed at James Cook University (JCU) School of Medicine and Dentistry (Australia, 2012-present). Before joining JCU, he held teaching and research posts at the University of Western Australia (Australia, 2004-2009) and Kyoto University (Japan, 2009-2011). He also acts as a domestic councillor to the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) (2006-2009, 2012-present) and the founder of the North Queensland Section of the IADR. In addition, he is a peer reviewer for several international journals and an assessor/panel member of grant proposals to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Australia, 2012-present). Of further note, he has worked in private practice as a general and paediatric dentist (Taiwan, 1996-2000, 2002-2003). 

Biography
 Research Interest :

1. Craniofacial and orodental development
2. Dental traumatology
3. Behavioural dentistry 

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Caroline N. Dealy

Caroline N. Dealy
Associate Professor
Department of Reconstructive Sciences
University of Connecticut Health Center
USA
Tel: 860-679-1193
Fax: 860-679-2910

 Biography :

Dr. Dealy received her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology in 1989 from the University of Connecticut, and was appointed as assistant professor at the University of Connecticut Health Center in 1993. Dr. Dealy is currently an associate professor at the University of Connecticut Health Center in the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development, Department of Reconstructive Sciences, School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Dealy’s research program is centered on her long-standing interest in the development and disease of the human skeleton. Dr. Dealy’s studies are investigating mechanisms and potential treatments for debilitating human conditions such as osteoarthritis including osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint; limb and craniofacial birth defects, and traumatic skeletal injury. The overall goal of her work is to develop novel regenerative approaches for lost damaged or diseased skeletal tissue. Dr. Dealy is active in biotechnology and is the cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer of Chondrogenics, Inc., a University of Connecticut biotechnology spin-off. Dr. Dealy is directing a partnership between Chondrogenics, Inc and the University of Connecticut to develop stem cell based approaches for joint cartilage injury and osteoarthritis. Dr. Dealy is active in mentoring and is also Director of a graduate PhD program in Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Biology.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Cartilage development
Limb and Craniofacial malformation
Cartilage injury
Osteoarthritis
TMJ development and disease
Skeletal tissue repair and regeneration
Stem cells and skeletal progenitor cells
Arthritis Biomarkers

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Hitoshi Komatsuzawa

Hitoshi Komatsuzawa
Professor
Department of Oral Microbiology
Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
Kagoshima University
Japan

 Biography :

Hitoshi Komatsuzawa completed his D.D.S. from Hiroshima University School of Dentistry in 1889 and Ph.D from Graduate School of Dentistry, Hiroshima University in 1992. In 1992, he was a research associate at Departement of Bacteriology, Graduate School of Dentistry, Hiroshima University, and became an associate professor in the same departemt in 2000. In 2008, he was a professor at Deparment of Oral Microbiology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University.
He is the member of Japanese Society for Bacteriology, Japanese Association for Oral Biology and American Society for Microbiology.
He has authored and co-authored more than 100 papers and book chapters in dental and medical leterature.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Antibiotic resistance in bacteria, Staphylococcal diseases, Virulence in periodontal bacteria, Environmental adapation of bacteria, Sugar metabolism of oral bacteria 

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F J Jacobs

F J Jacobs
Professor
University of Pretoria
South Africa 

 Biography :

 Prof. Jacobs completed his degree in Peadodontics in 1977 and master\s MChD in 1985 from University of Pretoria. He has 27 years of experience as a oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is Associate Professor and Chief Specialist in Department of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery (2003-present). He completed his Ph.D in 2009.

Biography
 Research Interest :

 oral and maxillofacial surgery

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YEO Jin fei

YEO Jin fei
Associate Professor
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
National University of Singapore
Singapore
Tel: +65 67724932  

 Biography :

Yeo Jin Fei completed his BDS in 1978 from University of Singapore, MSc. (Oral Pathology) in 1983 from University of London (UK) and MDS (Oral Pathology) in 1985 from University of Singapore. Presently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the National University of Singapore and also has an appointment in the National University Hospital, Singapore.
He is the member of Singapore Dental Association, British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, International Association of Oral Pathology, American Academy of Oral Pathology
International Association of Dental Research, Academy of Medicine, (Singapore), Asian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and
Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (Singapore).
He has authored and co-authored more than 75 publications and presented more than 109 conference papers.
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

Orofacial Pain Biology
Bone & 3Rs-Reconstruction, Reuse (bank bone) and Regeneration
Drugs related Osteonecrosis of jaw bone(Bisphosphonates, etc) & Orthognathic Surgery
 

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Lydia G. Katrova

Lydia G. Katrova
Full Professor
Faculty of Stomatology
Medical University-Sofia
Bulgaria

 Biography :

Lydia G. Katrova completed her Ph.D in 1997 from Bulagaria, her post-doctoral fellowship from Dental School (University of California, Los Angeles). Presently, she is Full Professor in the Department of Dental Medicine, Medical Univesirty- Sofia, Bulgaria. She is the author-co-author of more than 150 papers in national and international journals and presented more than 80 papers in national and international conferences.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Public Health, Community Dentistry,Ethics and Deontology; Dental ergonomics 

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Hiro-O Ito

Hiro-O Ito
Professor and Chairman
Department of Preventive Dentistry
The University of Tokushima
Japan 

 Biography :

Dr. Hiro-O Ito received his D.D.S. degree from Osaka University School of Dentistry in 1983, and his Ph.D. degree in Periodontology in 1987 from Osaka University Graduate School of Dental Science. This was followed by a 2-year post doctoral work at IRSC-CNRS, Villejuif, France. He was Assistant Professor at Kyushu University (1993-1998), and Associate Professor at Kagoshima University (1998-2005). He is currently Professor at the Department of Preventive Dentistry in the Institute of Health Biosciences Graduate School, the University of Tokushima.

He is the member of Japanese Society for Oral Health, Japanese Society of Periodontology,, Japanese Association for Oral Biology, Japanese Society for Immunology, Japanese Society for Public Health, Japanese Society for Occupational Health, Japanese Dental Education Association, and International Association for Dental Research.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Relationship between periodontal health and cardiovascular diseases,
Mucosal Immunity in saliva and oral cavity,
Antibody production in periodontal infection,
Oxidative stress for periodontal health,
Immunological prevention of dental diseases,
Biomarkers in saliva and plasma for diagnostic applications.

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Hua-Hong Chien

Hua-Hong Chien
Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Periodontology
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
USA 

 Biography :

 Dr. Chien was born and raised in Taiwan. He obtained his dental degree from China Medical University, Taiwan in 1986. He then attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine from 1990 to 1997, where he received his PhD in Oral Biology and Certificate in Periodontics. Dr. Chien moved back to his native country, Taiwan, in November 1997 and served as a full time faculty at China Medical University. In 2001, he was appointed as the Dean in the School of Dentistry at China Medical University. He accepted a faculty position in the College of Dentistry at The Ohio State University, where he works as a clinical associate professor for the Division of Periodontology. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 2009. Dr. Chien was the recipient of the awardfor Outstanding Periodontal Educator from American Academy of Periodontology in 2013.

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 Research Interest :

Research Interests
1. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) study on ridge-split      technique on the thin jaw bone in conjunction with implant placement
2. Cytokine Profiles Expression on Platform-switching implants during soft tissue healing
3. Ridge preservation study using the histomorphometric, CBCT, and micro CT analysis
4. Treatment of peri-implantitis

Descriptive of Research
My major focus of scholarly activity since starting at OSU has been dental implant research. Currently, we conduct studies to 1). Examine implant stability, radiographic bone loss, implant success and implant survival rate using the ridge-split technique on the thin maxilla or mandible in conjunction with implant placement; 2). Investigate the influence of platform switching (smaller healing abutment) on the composition of perio-implant crevicular fluid and how it affects soft tissue healing; 3). Assess the effects of a modified implant abutment design on peri-implant soft and hard tissues in dogs; 4). Determine whether the use of a uniquely-designed polylactic acid membrane can improve the quantitative and qualitative aspects of new bone formation compared to extraction alone – a histomorphometric, CBCT, and micro CT analysis; and 5). Evaluate the efficacy of a locally delivered antibiotic, Minocycline HCl Microspheres, for the treatment of peri-implantitis, when used as an adjunct to mechanical debridement.
 

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Laura Romito

Laura Romito
Associate Professor
Director, Nicotine Program
Department of Oral Biology
Indiana University School of Dentistry
USA 

 Biography :

 Laura Romito, DDS, MS, is Associate Professor of Oral Biology at Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD). Dr. Romito graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. degree in Food Science & Nutrition, and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She completed a general practice residency at the University of Nebraska and operated a private general dentistry practice full time prior to entering academe. Dr. Romito is a Tobacco Cessation Treatment Specialist (CTTS) and is Director of the Nicotine Dependence Program at IUSD. She is a member of The American Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Romito teaches several didactic and clinical courses for dental and dental hygiene students including biomedical sciences, nutrition, tobacco dependence education, restorative and clinical dentistry. She has presented courses in local, national and international settings. Dr. Romito’ s research has been disseminated through numerous presentations, abstracts and publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Tobacco / nicotine addiction; nutrition and oral health; and dental education 

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Mohammad-Adel Moufti

Mohammad-Adel Moufti, Ph.D
School of Dentistry
University of Manchester
United Kingdom

 Biography :

Dr Moufti is currently based at Manchester University (UK). His main area of research is occlusion, TMD and implant loading, as well as Oral Health-related Quality of Life. His work has been published in different peer-reviewed journals and has been recognised by 3 international awards (IADR, ICOT and BSRD). He has established research collaboration with centres in Minnesota, Belgrade, Damascus and UAE, and is reviewer for 4 international journals. His educational role involves teaching research methods, and supervising research projects of the Masters students in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry.

Dr Moufti is an examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and an invited speaker to the ITI (International Team for Implantology, Switzerland) and to Warwick University (UK).

Dr Moufti received his dental qualification and training in oral and maxillofacial surgery from Damascus. He completed his PhD degree at Newcastle University In 2007, and was appointed an Academic Clinical Fellow in Restorative Dentistry at Newcastle until 2011 when he has received a prestigious scholarship for clinical training in Implantology from the ITI.
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

occlusion, TMD and implant loading, as well as Oral Health-related Quality of Life 

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Atsutoshi Yoshimura

Atsutoshi Yoshimura
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Nagasaki University
Japan

 Biography :

Atsutoshi Yoshimura completed his D.D.S. from Nagasaki University School of Dentistry in 1989 and Ph.D (Periodontology) from Graduate School of Dentistry, Nagasaki University in 1993. Presently, he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Periodontology in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University (2008-present).
He is the member of Japanese Society ofPeriodontology, Japanese Society of Conservative Dentistry, Japanese Society of Oral Implantology, Japanese Society for Immunology and International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society.

Biography
 Research Interest :

1. Etiology of periodontal diseases
2. Innate immunity
3.Virulence factors of periodontopathic bacteria
 

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Vineet Kumar Dhar

Vineet Kumar Dhar
Associate Professor
Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
School of Dentistry
University of Maryland
USA 

 Biography :

 Dr. Vineet Dhar received his dental degree from the University of Pune, India in 1995.
Upon completion of his BDS, he worked as a Lecturer in Pediatric Dentistry and was
involved in teaching dental students, treating children and rotational emergency duties
with 12 hours day and night shifts. He received his Masters Degree in Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry at Manipal Academy of Higher Education in 1999. During this program he submitted his library dissertation on `Child Abuse and Neglect’ and main thesis on ` Comparative evaluation of two new pit and fissure sealants using invasive and non-invasive techniques-an in vitro study’. On completion of MDS he worked in a Rajasthan University of Health Sciences affiliated dental school for ten years and rose to the rank of Professor fulfilling the norms laid down by Dental Council of India. He also
served the Indian Dental Association at various levels and was elected President of Udaipur Branch twice. Since 2006 he has been also serving as the editor of Journal of Indian Dental Association, Rajasthan Branch. He also did his training in Clinical Research and Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Care Management from Symbiosis, Pune. He submitted a project on `Biomedical Waste Management’ as a part of his management program. In 2009, he completed his PhD in `Cariology and its Prevention in Pediatric Dentistry’. He has been involved in pre and post-doctoral teaching since 1995 and also has a number of presentations and publications to his
credit. He joined the University of Maryland as full time faculty in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry in November, 2009. Recently he received a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from University of Maryland, School of Dentistry. His current interests are in caries and its prevention in the underserved population and use of technology in making dentistry easier for children!

Biography
 Research Interest :

 Pediatric Dentistry- Clinical research focusing on Prevention and
Pulp therapies.

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Ruxandra Sava-Rosianu

Dr. Ruxandra Sava-Rosianu
FAculty of Dental Medicine
Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Romania

 Biography :

 Ruxandra Sava-Rosianu completed her Ph.D from University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babeş” Timişoara in 2007 and DMS in 2012. She is a Specialist for orthodontics since 2009. She is the member of Romanian Association of Dental Public Health, Private pratice dentist’s Association and European Association for Dental Public Health. She is the author and co-author of more than 30 papers in national and International scientific journals, 7 book chapters and more than 50 conference abstracts in national and international congresses.

Biography
 Research Interest :

orthodontics, Oral health care, dental medicine 

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Letizia Perillo

Letizia Perillo
Associate Professor in Orthodontics
Head of Orthodontics Department
Second University of Naples
Italy
 

 Biography :

Letizia Perillo attended the University of Naples, Federico II, receiving a Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1986 and a MS in Orthodontic in 1989.
In 1997 she completed the Phd in Orthodontics at the University of Florence. Presently, she is Associated Professor in Orthodontics and Head of the PostGraduated Orthodontic Program at the Second University of Naples.

She is member of WFO - World Federation of Orthodontists; AAO -American Association of Orthodontist; EOS - European Orthodontic Society; SIDO - Italian Society of Orthodontics; “The Charles H. Tweed International Foundation for Orthodontic Research”.

She is reviewer of The Angle Orthodontist, European Journal of Orthodontics, American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Progress in Orthodontics. She presented lectures to national and international scientific congresses and authored and co-authored more than 200 national and international scientific publications and several book-chapters.

Biography
 Research Interest :

 Epidemiology of malocclusions
Hereditariety of dento-skeletal malocclusions
Non-extraction treatment
Dento-skeletal class II and class III malocclusions
Interdisciplinary investigation

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Elham Emami

Elham Emami
Associate Professor
Faculté de médecine dentaire,
Université de Montréal
Canada

 Biography :

 Dr. Emami is a clinical scientist, with a postgraduate professional training in Prosthodontics (MSc, Université de Montréal), research training in Biomedical Science (PhD, Joint program, McGill University &Université de Montréal), Dental Public Health (Postdoctoral fellowship, McGill University), and Epidemiology(Postdoctoral fellowship, Environmental Epidemiology and Population Health research group, Université de Montréal).
Dr Emami is an associate professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, and the Director of Oral Health and Rehabilitation Research Unit at the “Université de Montréal”. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, at McGill University and a Research associate at the CRCHUM (Centre de rechercheHospitalierl’Université de Montréal). She is also coordinator of the Clinical research and public health axis of the Quebec Network for Oral and Bone Health Research.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Intervention: The effectiveness of prosthodontic treatment modalities in edentate individuals
Impact: The impact of oral health on general health
Access: Social inequalities in oral health care access, with particular emphasis on rural populations

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Julijana Nikolovska

Julijana Nikolovska
Associate Professor
Faculty of Dental Medicine
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University
Macedonia 

 Biography :

Julijana Nikolovska D.D.S, PhD, holds Doctor of Dental Science degree from St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. She is a specialist in prosthodontics and an associate professor at the Faculty of Dental Medicine in Skopje. At the present moment, Nikolovska teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in Ethics and deontology, Medical Psychology and Public Dental Health. The title of her PhD thesis is Management of Oral Healthcare System in Republic of Macedonia. She has been interested in oral health care systems and she makes comparative analyses between the systems in order to suggest the best solution for oral health care system in Macedonia. Dr. Nikolovska is a member of the European Association for Dental Public Health since 2006.
From 4th April 2007 – 5th June 2007 she attended the postgraduate course: New concepts in Dental Education and Public Oral Health, organized by WHO Collaborating Centre, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands and she gets certificate of participation. The lectures in Community Dentistry were organised by Professor Wim van Pallenstain and lectures in Preventive Dentistry and ART technique by Professor Jo Frencken
Doctor Nikolovska has extesively published in peer review aticles and she was the member of international editorial bord in Oral Health and Dental Management journal. She is one of the authors of two books edited by the Dental Chamber of Macedonia: Strategic plan for Dental Medicine development in Republic of Macedonia for the period 2011-2021 and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Protocols in Dentistry.
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

oral health care systems, oral health related quality of life, gerodontology, oral epidemiology, ethics and deontology, prosthodontics 

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Harushi Yoshida

Harushi Yoshida
Associate Professor
Special Care Dentisty
Nagasaki University Hospital
Japan

 Biography :

 Dr. Harushi Yoshida is Associate professor and deputy chairman in the Department of Special Care Dentistry, Nagasaki University Hospital, Japan. He graduated from the School of Dentistry, Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 1979 (DDS) and earned Ph.D.(Endodontics) from Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 1983. He stayed in the University of Gothenburg, Sweden as a visiting researcher of Oral Diagnosis from 1991 to 1992. He is a member of International Association for Dental Research, Japanese Society for Disability and Oral Health, Japanese Society of Dentistry for Medically Compromised Patients.

Biography
 Research Interest :

(1) Management of patients with dental anxiety, gag reflex using conscious        sedation techniques
(2) Periodontal condition in leukemic patients
(3) Oral care for patients with blood malignancy

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Zhong Zheng

Zhong Zheng
Assistant Professor
Dental and Craniofacial Research Institute and Section of Orthodontics
School of Dentistry
University of California, Los Angeles
USA

 

 Biography :

 Dr. Zhong Zheng received his PhDfrom Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.Additionally, he received postdoctoral training from the Department of Surgery at USC, theDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgeryat UCLA,and the School of Dentistryat UCLA.He currently is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry and has been extensively engaged in research on developing functional biomaterials with applications for tissue engineering. He has been committed to using fibromodulin (FMOD) to manage skin wound healing processes, and to using silver nanoparticle-based materials to improve orthopaedic and orthodonticsurgeries. Currently, Dr. Zheng is focused on developing cell-based regenerative medicines for musculoskeletal tissue engineering. Dr. Zheng is an author of 23 peer-reviewed publications, and is also involved as an active reviewer for many current scientific journals, such as Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Metabolic Engineering, Journal of Biomedical of Materials Research, et al.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, and Stem Cells 

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Cássio do Nascimento

Cássio do Nascimento
Faculty of Dentistry
University of Săo Paulo
Brazil

 Biography :

Cássio do Nascimento graduated in dentistry at Faculty of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo (2002), and master\\s of science (2006) and PhD (2010) at the same institution. He held doctoral sandwich in the Oral Ecology Faculty of Dentistry, University Laval, Quebec, Canada. He held a post-doctoral internship at the Faculty of Dentistry (McGill University, Canada) in 2012. He has an experience in the area of clinical dentistry and dental materials, with emphasis on molecular diagnostic techniques, working mainly in the field of oral microbiology.
He is the author/co-author of more than 55 papers in national and international journals and 10 presentations in congresses.

Biography
 Research Interest :

 1. Dental Materials
2. Clinical Dentistry
3. Oral Microbiology
4. Molecular biology
5. Implantology

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Syed Mohammed Shamsul Islam

Syed Mohammed Shamsul Islam
Assistant Professor
School of Dentistry
University of Western Australia
Australia
Tel: +61 8 9346 3341
Fax: +61 8 9346 7666 

 Biography :

 I obtained a PhD with Distinctionin Computer Engineering from The University of Western Australia in 2011. Ihave developed efficient algorithms for human recognition from their 2D and 3D ear and face images and currently applying themaddressing critical medical and dental challenges. I have a total of 26 published scholarly articles that attracted 132citations (h-index of 7)and four public media releases.Currently I am working in UWA School of Dentistry leading a number of multi-disciplinary research projects in the area of Image-guided Orthodontic and Maxillofacial Surgery. I have securedfour locally and two nationally competitive research grants.Ialso served as Associate Editor of three journals, Technical Committee Member for 12 conferences, Reviewer of 12 journals and 17 conferences, and Member of seven professional bodies.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Computer Vision with 2D and 3D still and video image processing, Computer Graphics, Computer and Communication Networking and Robotics. 

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Ina M. Schüler

Ina M. Schüler
Department of Preventive Dentistry and Pediatric Dentistry
University Hospital Jena
Germany 

 Biography :

 Ina M. Schüler completed her Doctor in Medicine during 1993-1998 from University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania.
She completed her Doctor in Dental Medicine in 2011 and Advanced Certificate in University Didactics during 2010-2013 from Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. She was in private practice as Dentist in Ploiesti, Romania during 1992-1999. Since 2006, she is employed as a Dentist and researcher in the Department of Preventive Dentistry and Paediatric Dentistry, University Hospital Jena. Her research work on prevention of oral diseases, dental traumatology, oral care for people with special needs and academic teaching.
She is the member of German Association of Dentistry, German Association of Paediatric Dentistry, European Association of Dental Public Health, European Organisation for Caries Research and Thuringian Association of Dentists.

Biography
 Research Interest :

1. Oral health in hospitalized patients and other groups at high risk of caries and periodontal diseases
2. Oral health related quality of life
3. Oral health promotion
4. Oral epidemiology
5. Dental traumatology in deciduous and permanent dentition
6. Paediatric dentistry
7. Dental education 

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Jun Murakami

Jun Murakami
Assistant Professor
Graduate school of Medicine and Dentistry
Okayama University
Japan 

 Biography :

Jun Murakami completed his Ph.d from Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Graduate school of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama University, Japan in "Silencing of O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase gene by methylation of an upstream promoter increases the sensitivity of oral cancer cells to alkylating agents used in their chemotherapy". He completed his DDS from Okayama University of Dental School, Okayama, Japan in 1999. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Graduate school of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama University, Japan (2003-present). He has authored/co-authored a number of papers on oral cancer in different national and international journals.

Biography
 Research Interest :

oral cancer & anti-cancer agents 

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Shinichi Ito

Shinichi Ito
Assistant Professor
Department of Dental Anesthesiology
Faculty of Dental Science
Kyushu University
Japan 

 Biography :

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Department of Dental Anesthesiology, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University, Japan. I received my D.D.S. from Kyushu University in Japan. After graduating from Kyushu University School of Dentistry in 1989, I enrolled in Kyushu University Graduate School of Dental Science. My research training was obtained at Department of Pharmacology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyushu University, and I completed my Ph.D. (Dental Science) in 1993. My clinical training as a dental anesthesiologist was performed in Kyushu University Dental Hospital.

Biography
 Research Interest :

(1) Dental Anesthesiology,
(2) Accidental Emergencies in Dental Treatment,
(3) Systemic Management for Dentistry,
(4) Mechanism of Action of Anesthetics,
(5) Intracellular Calcium Dynamics. 

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Leticia Ferreira

Leticia Ferreira
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology
University of Mississippi Medical Center
School of Dentistry
USA 

 Biography :

 Dr. Leticia Ferreira completed her D.D.S. from Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil during 2001-2006 and her M.S. in Biomedical Sciences- Texas A&M Health Science Center, Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas during 2008-2011. At present, she is Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology in University of Mississippi Medical Center (School of Dentistry). She is the fellow of American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology.
She also has a clinical experience in dentistry (oral lesions and mucosal disorders).

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 Research Interest :

Research areas of interest - Salivary biomarkers, immunohistochemical biomarkers for oral cancer and oral lichen planus.

Clinical areas of interest: Oral lichen planus, pemphigus, pemphigoid, burning mouth syndrome, and oral cancer
 

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Pinar Emecen Huja

Pinar Emecen Huja
Assistant Professor
Division of Periodontology
Department of Oral Health Practice
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
USA

 Biography :

 Dr. Pinar Emecen Huja received her dental degree from Hacettepe University, Turkey in 1998. She completed PhD training combined with specialty training in periodontology at Hacettepe University in 2005. Following her graduation, she accepted a visiting faculty position at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry in Department of Periodontology until 2008. She completed a Master’s of Science and a Certificate in Periodontology from Ohio State University in 2011. She was appointed as a full time faculty at University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in Division of Periodontics in 2011. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since May 2012.She is a member of American Academy of Periodontology, International Association of Dental Research and American Dental Education Association. She presented her research at local, national and international meetings.

Biography
 Research Interest :

characterization of periodontal inflammation and host susceptibility markers in periodontal and peri-implant diseases and relations between periodontal and systemic diseases. 

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Andres Pinto

Andres Pinto
Associate Professor
Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
School of Dental Medicine
USA

 

 Biography :

Andres Pinto DMD, MPH, FDSRCSEd, is Chairman and Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at Case Western Reserve, School of Dental Medicine. In addition, he is an attending physician in the Department of Surgery, Divisions of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pediatric Dentistry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. He has authored of over 50 peer-reviewed papers and abstracts, is a contributing author for three standard textbooks in the field of Oral Medicine, co-editor of one book on Risk Assessment for Dentistry, a reviewer for 12 scientific journals and an editorial board member of Oral Medicine Oral Surgery Oral Radiology and formerly the Pennsylvania Dental Journal.

Select honors include the American Dental Association’s Institute for Leadership in 2004, and he was the recipient of the 2005 American Dental Education Association’s Junior Faculty Award and the Provost’s Faculty Award (University of Pennsylvania). Dr. Pinto is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine and holds a FDS from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).
He has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, HRSA, and is a co-investigator in several NIH and industry funded trials.  

Biography
 Research Interest :

His clinical interests are the management of orofacial pain disorders and TMD, taste alterations, neuropathic facial pain, and pediatric oral medicine. His research interests are health services research, pediatric oral medicine and management of orofacial pain. 
 

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Dolph R. Dawson III

Dolph R. Dawson III
Assistant Professor
Center for Oral Health Research
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
USA 

 Biography :

Dr. Dawson is currently an Assistant Professor of Periodontics in the College of Dentistry at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
Dr. Dawson received his dental degree and certificate of Advanced General Dentistry training from the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. He received his periodontal certificate and MS inOral Biology from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
Dr. Dawson has been aprincipal investigator on an NIH study investigating the effect of omega-3 fatty acids (fish oils) on the clinical, microbiologic, and immunologic responses to treatment of periodontitis. He has been an investigator and co-investigator on industry sponsored studies of adjunctive non-surgical periodontal therapy in addition to NIH-funded studies in non-human primates investigating the effects of a low calorie diet on infection, inflammation and disease in periodontitis.
Dr. Dawson is an active member of the American Association for Dental Research, American Academy of Periodontology, and American Dental Education Association.
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

host modulation in Periodontal Disease, linkage of oral/systemic inflammation 

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Augusto Robles

Augusto Robles
Assistant Professor
Director, Operative Dentistry
Department of Restorative Sciences
University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Dentistry
USA

 Biography :

Augusto Robles is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences and Director of Operative Dentistry at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Dentistry. He completed his certificate and MS in Restorative Dentistry from University of Michigan in 2006 and 2007 respectively. He was in Private Practice in Lima- Peru from 1995-2003. He was honored with Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society award in 2012. He is the member of American Dental Education Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Alabama Dental Association and Birmingham District Dental Society. 

Biography
 Research Interest :

 adhesion mechanisms and its relationship to esthetics, digital dentistry, restorative dentistry

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Svetislav Zaric

Svetislav Zaric
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
Peninsula Dental School, Plymouth University
United Kingdom
 

 Biography :

Svetislav Zaric is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Biomedical sciences in the Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth University. He completed his BDS (2003) and MSc. in Periodontology and Oral Medicine (2007) from University of Belgrade, Serbia. He completed his PhD in Microbiology/Immunology Queen’s University, Belfast in 2010.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Microbiology of periodontal diseases, host-pathogen interactions, Toll-like receptors signalling, immunopathogenesis of chronic inflammation and mechanisms involved in the resolution of inflammatory response.
particularly interested in the chemical composition of Porphyromonasgingivalis LPS, with regards to its lipid-A structure and sialylation, and in consequences these changes have on the host’s immune response. Other areas of research interests are molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for tissue injury during inflammation, identification of therapeutic targets for resolution of inflammation and oral-systemic health connection. 

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Monica Dana Monea

Monica Dana Monea
Associate Professor
University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Tirgu-Mures
Romania 

 Biography :

 Monica Dana Monea graduated at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Tirgu-Mures, Romania. Since 1991 she is a staff member of the Faculty of Dentistry in Tirgu-Mures, Department of Odontology and Periodontology, where besides teaching she worked also as a specialist in general dentistry.
In 1991, as part of the program “Artzen zonder grenzen” she completed a 3 months scholarship in ACTA – Amsterdam, Department of Periodontology under the guidance of Professor Ubele van der Velden.
In 1993 she followed a 2 years ”Postgraduate Program in Dental Education” at the Faculty of Dentistry-University of Oslo, where she received a Certificate in Endodontics. She gained experience in diagnosis and conservative or surgical treatment of various endodontic problems, from inflammatory and infectious diseases of dental pulp to chronic apical periodontitis. In 2002 she became Associate Professor, PhD degree (since 1999) at University of Medicine and Pharmacy Tirgu-Mures (Thesis: Calcium hydroxide in the conservative treatment of apical periodontitis).
She is involved in lectures in Cariology, Endodontics and Periodontology for dental students and post-graduate students which include development of theoretical and practical skills in conservative or surgical treatment of dental caries, apical periodontitis and correlations with periodontal disease.
She is the first author / co-author of 4 books and 72 publications (38 full-papers and 34 abstracts).

Biography
 Research Interest :

  She is involved in lectures in Cariology, Endodontics and Periodontology for dental students and post-graduate students which include development of theoretical and practical skills in conservative or surgical treatment of dental caries, apical periodontitis and correlations with periodontal disease.

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Mutlu Özcan

Mutlu Özcan
University of Zurich
Center for Dental and Oral Medicine
Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics
and Dental Materials Science
Dental Materials Unit
Switzerland 

 Biography :

Mutlu Özcan is the Professor and Head of Dental Materials Unit (University of Zurich, Dental School, Zurich, Switzerland) since 2009.
She has authored more than 250 scientific and clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals (h index=26), has given over 400 presentations at international scientific meetings, is a frequent lecturer at scientific meetings, receiver of several international awards and has held numerous continuing education courses in Europe. She serves also for the editorial boards of several scientific journals. Her clinical expertise is on reconstructive dentistry.
She has also Visiting Professor positions at various universities including São Paolo State University (Brazil), Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil), University of Brno (Czech Republic), University of Madrid (Spain) and University of Florida (USA).

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dental biomaterials, Clinical Trials, Minimal invasive dentistry, Adhesive dentistry, Reconstructive dentistry, Translational research.

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