Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomaterials Science
Director of the BioCity Turku Biomaterials Research Program
Director of Turku Clinical Biomaterials Centre – TCBC
Chief Dentist of the Municipal Health Care Department of Turku City
Honorary professor at the University of Hong Kong, PRC
Visiting professor at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2010 Board member of the Nordic Institute of Dental Materials
2007 Was appointed as an evaluator in the panel of Dutch Dental Research
2002 Was nominated an expert in Dental Materials for the Swedish Social Ministry
2000 Specialized in prosthetic dentistry and oral rehabilitation (EPA-Recognized Prosthodontist) at the University of Turku, Finland
1995–2006 Docent in Prosthetic Materials Science, University of Turku, Finland
1994 Graduated as a Licentiate of Odontology and got his Doctor of Odontology (Ph.D.) at the University of Kuopio, Finland
1988 Graduated as a Certified Dental Technician at the Institute of Dental Technology, Kuopio, Finland
Professor Vallittu has published over 400 peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals. He has supervised 22 PhD dissertations. An area of his research has been focused on fiber-reinforced composites.
Prof. Dr. med. dent. Head Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials at the University of Geneva
2013– Head of the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials at the University of Geneva.
2010– Associate Professor at the Clinic of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences in Zurich
2009– Adjunct Associate Professorship at the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, Robert Schattner Center, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, USA.
2007 Visiting Scholar at the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, Dental College, New York University, USA
2003 Assistant Professorship at the Clinic of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences in Zurich
1997–1998 Dr. med. Dent. Degree, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tübingen, Germany
Dr. Irena Sailer is a Specialist in Prosthodontics (Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry), and holds a specialization degree in Dental Implantology (WBA) of the Swiss Society for Dentistry.
Founder, Advimago, Center for Advanced Oral Imaging
2010–2015 Lecturer, Prosthetic Dentistry Department of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium
2010 PhD in Medical Sciences, researching 2D and 3D imaging techniques for periodontal diagnosis, KU Leuven, Belgium
2007–2008 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Pathology, University of Maryland, United States
2007 Research Scholar, Tufts University in Boston, United States
2005–2006 Research Scholar, Temple University in Philadelphia, United States
2007, 2005 Master’s Degree in Medical Imaging and Master’s in Dentistry, KU Leuven, Belgium
Bart Vandenberghe was a finalist for the Research Award of the International Dentomaxillofacial Radiology Association in 2007 (Beijing, China) and won the second price in 2011 (Hiroshima, Japan). He is an author and co-author of numerous international publications and a reviewer for many international journals, as well as an editorial board member of the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research. Since 2012 he has been a member of the central council of the European Academy of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology as the chair of the Scientific Committee. Besides his academic endeavors, he organized the first dental mission for the Tierra Bomba Organization in 2007, where he provided dental care and preventive dental education at a local school on the island of Tierra Bomba, Colombia.
Currently, Mr. Vandenberghe is finalizing a research grant in 3D Cone Beam imaging and 3D follow-up, and until 2015 was working part-time at the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, teaching and integrating novel techniques in the field of digital dentistry. He also founded Advimago, a clinic and training center for advanced oral imaging, in Brussels.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, Postgraduate Prosthodontics Division, U.S.A.
Dentist-Owner, Touchstone Dentistry
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, LearnDigitalDentistry.com
2013 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, Postgraduate Prosthodontics Division
2012 Clinical Advisory Board / Alpha Tester, Natural Dental Implants, A.G.
2007–2010 Clinical Director, Sirona Dental Academy, Charlotte, NC
2005–2007 Clinical Instructor, Institute of Oral Art and Design, Bradenton, FL
2004–2010 Certified Advanced CEREC Instructor, International Society of Compterized Dentistry and Patterson Dental
1994 Graduated as a DDS from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry (Honors)
1991–1992 Research Fellow, University of Tennessee Research Center, Memphis, TN
1990 Graduated as a BS from the University of Southern Mississippi (Biology with Honors)
Dr. Alex Touchstone has 20 years of experience in the clinical application of digital dentistry in his dental practice. Over the past several years, he has had the privilege of teaching hundreds of dentists per year on how to grow their practices through proper integration of carefully selected technologies. Alex serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in the Postgraduate Prosthodontics Division. In addition, he is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the online education and networking portal LearnDigitalDentistry.com, created for the benefit of dentists and team members who are driven to excellence in the digital restorative community. Alex is also the creator and team leader of cadcamcan.com and holds two US patents in the area of shade control for translucent dental restorations. He serves on the Clinical Advisory Board for Natural Dental Implants AG, and is the Creative Director of Organic Media Studio LLC.
Master Dental Technician (MDT) at the Clinic for Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, Center for Dental and Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland (Head: Prof. Dr. I. Sailer)
2015– Dental Technician at the Clinic for Fixed Prothodontics and Biomaterials in Geneva, Switzerland and runs his own laboratory in Lausanne, Switzerland
2009–2014 Chief dental technician at the Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Zurich, Switzerland
2009 Degree as MDT in Germany
2003–2009 Worked at an Oral Design certified laboratory, Berlin, Germany - The Dental Manufaktur Mehrhof
2002–2003 Fellowships in Great Britan and the US in Oral Design certified dental technical laboratories
2002 Dental technical education and degree in Stuttgart, Germany in 2002
MDT Fehmer is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology, and a member of the Oral Design group, the European Association of Dental Technology (EADT) and German Society of Esthetic Dentistry (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetische Zahnheilkunde, DGÄZ). He is active as speaker on a national and international Level. Mr. Fehmer has received honours like the prize for the Best Master Program of the Year (Berlin, Germany). He has published numerous articles within the field of fixed prosthodontics and dental technology.
Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine
2008– Director of CAD/CAM Technology at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine, USA
2013– Associate Professor; Department of Oral Rehabilitation Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine, USA
2010–2013 Assistant Professor: Medical University of South Carolina; Charleston, SC College of Dental Medicine - Full time faculty Tenure Track, Dental Faculty Practice Active General Practitioner
2008–2010 Instructor: Medical University of South Carolina; Charleston, SC College of Dental Medicine - Full time faculty Tenure Track, Dental Faculty Practice Active General Practitioner
2004–2008 D.M.D at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine, USA
1999–2003 B.S at College of Charleston, USA
Dr. Walter Renne is currently an Associate Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Renne is a renowned professional in utilizing CAD/CAM technologies in dentistry, and has acted as the Director of CAD/CAM technology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has instructed numerous courses in CAD/CAM dentistry, Prosthodontics and Esthetic Dentistry among others. Dr. Renne has also been rewarded numerous teaching awards for his work with students.
Clinical Lecturer and Specialist Prostodontist, Clinical Lead for Digital Dentistry
King's College London Dental Institute at Guy's, King's and St. Thomas' Hospitals, London, UK
Masters in Clinical Dentistry, Kings College London Dental Institute, UK (MClinDent Prosthodontics)
Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators (FAcadMEd)
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education, Kings Learning Institute (PGCert)
Doctor of Philosophy, King's College London, UK (PhD) Topic: The role of fluoride on erosion, attrition and abrasion of human enamel and dentine
Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, King's Learning Institute Membership (GCAP)
Membership of the joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Honours, University of Manchester School of Dentistry, UK (BDS Hons)
Dr. Austin specializes in prosthodontics and dental wear. The main focus of his research is to enhance diagnosis and treatment of dental hard tissue pathologies using innovative optical imaging technology.
Currently Dr. Austin is working as Specialist in Prosthodontics at King's College London Dental Institute treating patients requiring complex prosthodontics care. Furthermore, he has been treating patients with fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics cases for almost 10 years as a private practitioner in UK.
Professor of Prosthetic Dentistry, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Science at the University of Turku, Finland
Chief Hospital Dentist in the Clinic of Oral Diseases at the Turku University Central Hospital
2012–2013 President of the European Prosthodontic Association
2004–2005 President of the IADR Implant Research Group
2003–2004 President of the European College on Gerodontology
1998– Holds a teacher position at the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Science at the University of Turku, Finland
1996–1998 Worked as a senior teacher in the Sector of Oral Function at the University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
1995–1996 Worked as a visiting professor at the University of Iowa, USA
1994 Completed his PhD thesis at the University of Helsinki, Finland
1986 Graduated as a DDS at the University of Turku, Finland
Professor Närhi has published over 100 articles in international and national scientific journals. He is a supervisor for nine PhD theses. His research is focused on biomaterials, implantology and gerodontology.
Lecturer at the Faculty of Dentistry, Saint-Petersburg State Medical University
Founder and Vice-President of The Society for Color Research in Dentistry
Chief Dentist of Denticure dental clinic
Esteticheskaya Stomatologiya Journal Chief Editor
Parodontologiya Journal Deputy Editor-in-chief
Stomatologiya detskogo vozrasta i profilaktika Journal Deputy Editor-in-chief
Stomatologiya segodnya Newspaper Editor-in-chief
2016 Gold member of The British Dental Bleaching Society
2015– Chairman for Russia of the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry (ESCD)
2012– Counselor for The Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD) for Russia
1996 Graduated as a Dentist at Saint-Petersburg State Medical University
Dr. Akulovich has authored or co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications. His work has been focused on tooth whitening, non-invasive tooth discoloration treatment, remineralization treatments, teeth splinting and fiber-reinforced technology, color management in dentistry, and tooth shade-matching technologies.
Professor and Head, Department of Oral Development and Orthodontics Dean, Institute of Dentistry University of Turku, Finland
Chief Dentist, Turku City Health Services
1998– Professor and Head, Department of Oral Development and Orthodontics (University of Turku, Finland)
2011–2015 Chairman of the Board, Finnish Dental Foundation
2007–2009 President of the Finnish Dental Society Apollonia
1996–1998 Acting Professor, Department of Oral Development and Orthodontics (University of Turku, Finland)
1994–1996 Assistant Professor (University of Toronto, Canada)
1991–1992 Acting Professor of Orthodontics (University of Kuopio, Finland)
1989–1990 Visiting Professor (University of Toronto, Canada)
1988 Specialist in Orthodontics (University of Turku, Finland)
1984 PhD (University of Turku, Finland)
1980 Research Fellow (Institute of Child Health, University of London, UK)
1976 Licentiate of Odontology (University of Turku, Finland)
Dr. Varrela’s main areas of scientific interest include genetic and environmental regulation of growth and development, early development of malocclusions, and early orthodontic treatment. Dr. Varrela has published over 80 articles including original articles, reviews and patents.
Member of Finnish the Dental Association, International Society of Computerized Dentistry – ISCD, Chicago Dental Society and Affiliate Member of ADA
Member of Scandinavian Support Group of Stick Tech Ltd. (glass fibre reinforcement in restorative dentistry)
ISCD-certified international CEREC 3 Trainer
Product consultant in material testing for BISCO, Dentsply/ Detrey, GC Europe, 3M Espe, Heraeus Kulzer, KerrHawe and Ivoclar Vivadent
1997–2001 Clinical teacher, MSc Program of Restorative Dentistry for International Postgraduates Institute of Oral Health, University of Helsinki
1988– Lecturer in restorative and bonding materials and techniques (ceramics, composite, FRC and G-I), Finland, Baltic, Central Europe, South Africa, Australia, and USA
1979–1986 Laboratory supervisor (locum post), Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, University of Helsinki
1979– Private dentist at Läkkitori Dental Clinic, Implant Center Espoo, Nordic Dentists Ltd.
1979– Licentiate in Dental Surgery, University of Helsinki, Finland
Professor and Head of Dental Materials Unit, University of Zurich
2009– Professor and Head of Dental Materials Unit (University of Zurich, Dental School, Zurich, Switzerland)
2007– Professor and Research Associate at the Clinical Dental Biomaterials (University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, The Netherlands)
2003 Doctorate in Medical Sciences (Ph.D) (University of Groningen, Department of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, The Netherlands)
2001–2002 Invited visiting researcher (University of Turku, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Research, Finland)
1999 Dr.med.dent. (Medical and Dental School of Cologne, Germany)
1993 Licenciate in Dentistry (DDS, Marmara University, Istanbul)
Professor Özcan has authored more than 350 scientific and clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals, has given over 500 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 numerous scientific journals. Her clinical expertise is on reconstructive dentistry with a particular emphasis on adhesive applications.
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), University of Hong Kong (China) and University of Florida (USA).
She is EPA-Recognized Specialist in Prosthodontics, Honorary Secretary of the European Prosthodontic Association (EPA), President of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) / Dental Materials Group (DMG), Fellow of Academy of Dental Materials (FADM), Fellow of International College of Dentistry (FICD) and Fellow in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, FDS RCPS (Glasgow).
Lecturer and trainer for various courses on Implantology, Bone Augmentation, Soft Tissue Management and Digital Technology in Dentistry
Dentist at a private dental office in Thessaloniki, Greece
2006– Lecturer and trainer for various courses on Implantology, Bone Augmentation, Soft Tissue Management and Digital Technology in Dentistry
2006– Dentist at a private dental office in Thessaloniki, Greece
2004–2005 Military service as a dentist in the Greek Army
2003 Dr. med. dent. Degree, Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany
2002–2004 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, University-Clinic Freiburg i. Br., Germany
2002 DDS Degree (Med. Dent.), Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg i. Br. in Germany
2016– Co-Director, Advanced Implant Education
2014– Editor-n-Chief, Cone Beam International Magazine of Cone Beam Dentistry
2012– Director, Ganz Institute for Applied 3D implant Reconstruction, Mexico
1986– Owner, Fort Lee Dental Associates dental practice, New Jersey, United States
1984 Received his certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
1981 Graduated as DMD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, United States
Dr. Scott D. Ganz graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry - New Jersey Dental School and then completed a three-year specialty program in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is well published in many scientific journals and more than a dozen professional textbooks. He delivers presentations both nationally and internationally as a featured speaker on the Prosthetic and Surgical phases of Implant Dentistry, and is considered one of the world's leading experts in the field of Computer Utilization for Diagnostic, Graphical, Interactive Treatment Planning, CBCT, and CAD CAM Applications in Dentistry.
Dr. Ganz is a Past President of the N.J. Section of the American College of Prosthodontists and Past President of the CAI Academy (Computer-Aided Implantology Academy).
Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics
Academy Research Fellow
Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland
2009–2010 Worked as a visiting scientist at the Medical College of Georgia, GA, USA
2004, 2006 Completed her PhD from the University of Turku, Finland (2006) and Gazi University, Turkey (2004)
2003, 2005 Worked as a visiting scientist at Nordic Institute of Dental Materials (NIOM), Norway
2001 Worked as a visiting scientist at the University of Turku, Institute of Dentistry, Finland
1995 Received her dental degree from the Faculty of Dentistry at Hacettepe University, Turkey
Dr. Arzu Tezvergil-Mutluay is the leader of the Adhesive Dentistry Research group at University of Turku, Finland. Her research interests include dental materials including fiber-reinforced composite materials, high-strength ceramic materials, dentin bonding, luting cements, development of experimental primers and adhesive resins, and minimal invasive restorations. She has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and is currently supervising 3 PhD students. Her current research is supported by funding from the Academy of Finland.
Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), USA
2010– Associate Professor, MUSC, Department of Oral Rehabilitation
2008–2010 Clinical Instructor, MUSC, Department of Oral Rehabilitation
2003 DMD, Temple University, School of Dentistry
Anthony Mennito (Tony) is an Associate Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. He is the division director for digital dentistry and runs the CAD/CAM and Esthetic clinics at the school. Tony was on the team that helped develop and test the E4D Compare computer assisted learning software and is the Chief Operations Officer for CuRE Innovations, a biotech startup that creates materials to improve restoration longevity. Tony lectures internationally and has numerous published papers on the topic of digital dentistry. He maintains a private practice in Charleston, South Carolina with an emphasis on CAD/CAM and esthetic restorations. He has lectured as a key opinion leader for Ivoclar Vivadent, E4D technologies and Kuraray.
Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), USA
2017– Assistant Professor MUSC, Dept. Stomatology, Division of Periodontics
2015–2017 Research Assistant Professor MUSC, Dept. Oral Health Sciences
2015– Chief Scientific Officer, CuRE Innovations, Charleston, SC
2011–2014 Residency, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine, Division of Periodontics.
2011 DMD, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine, Division of Periodontics.
2008 PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
2002 BS, College of Charleston, South Carolina
2000 Laboratory Technician
Zach Evans completed his PhD in Biomedical Science, dental training, and residency in periodontics at the Medical University of South Carolina, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Zach is currently an Assistant Professor in the MUSC Department of Stomatology, Division of Periodontics. He is director of the Master of Science in Dentistry program and is actively engaged in research relating to dental implant and CAD/CAM technologies. He serves as Chief Scientific Officer for CuRE Innovations, a biotech startup based in Charleston, developing antimicrobial additives and coatings for existing restorative and implant components and materials. Zach lectures internationally on the incorporation of digital systems into surgical and implant practice.
Clinical Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Hong Kong
2016– Clinical Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
2016– Visiting Professor at the OMFS-IMPATH Research Group, Department of Imaging and Pathology, University of Leuven, Belgium
2014 Associate Professor in the field of Oral Surgery and Stomatology, University of Bern
2009 Obtained the Habilitation (Privatdozent / PhD), University of Bern
2007–2014 Head of the Section of Dental Radiology and Stomatology, University of Bern
2000–2002 Specialisation in oral surgery and stomatology in Bern (Prof. Dr. D. Buser)
2004 Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Periodontics (Prof. Dr. D. Cochran) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA
1998–1999 Specialisation in oral surgery and stomatology in Basel (Prof. Dr. Dr. J. Th. Lambrecht)
1998 Obtained his dental degree (1998) and thesis (Dr. med. dent., 2001) at the University of Basel
Professor Bornstein's fields of research include cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in clinical dental practice, diagnostic imaging, stomatology/oral medicine, GBR procedures and dental implants. He has published over 120 original articles, and is the author / co-author of numerous case reports, review articles, and book chapters.
Medical University of South Carolina
2015– Division Director of Implant Prosthodontics, Assistan Professor at Medical University of South Carolina
2015 Graduated as a Prosthodontist at the University of North Carolina
2014– CE course presenter in Advanced Implant Dentistry at the Mediterranean Prosthodontic Institute
2013– Article and manuscript reviewer at the Journal of Prosthodontics
2013– CE presenter at Dentsply Implants Symposium
2014–2015 Course instructor for the Fixed Prosthodontics, RPD, and Digital Dentistry courses at the University of North Carolina
2006–2012 Private Practice
2002–2006 DMD at University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
2001–2002 Dental Technician
Dr. Mark Ludlow gained his DMD in dentistry at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He is currently an assistant professor and Director of the Implant Prosthodontics division at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Ludlow has lectured in various subjects at both Universities and private clinics.
Owner and Specialist Dental Technician at Lindent dental laboratory, Finland
2015 Graduated as Specialist Dental Technician, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Begun studies for Master Dental Technician, Finland
1994– Owner and Dental Technician at Lindent dental laboratory, Finland
1992–1994 Dental Technician at the private sector, Finland
1991 Graduated as Dental Technician, Helsinki, Finland
International Dental Open CAD CAM Academy – IDOCCA
2017– International Dental Open CAD/CAM Academy – IDOCCA, Founder
2012–2017 Exocad – Germany, Application specialist, training & support
2010–2012 Imetric – Switzerland, Application Specialist, training & Support
2008–2010 Bien-Air Dental – Switzerland, Lab Section, training & support
1995 Graduated in Orthopedic Prosthetics, Paris, France
1990 Graduated as Dental Technician, Zürich, Switzerland
DT Madalena Pires has 5 years of experience with CAD CAM in the Laboratory with Cercon and Lava systems creating zirconia structures. She also has 15 years of experience as a dental technician in several countries that include France, Portugal, Malaysia and USA.
Head of the Department of General Practice Dentistry, North-Western State Medical University n.a. I.I. Mechnikov, Russia
2009– Vice-rector of Science and International Cooperation, North-Western State Medical University n.a. I.I. Mechnikov, Russia
2005–2009 Deputy Dean, Dental Faculty, North-Western State Medical University n.a. I.I. Mechnikov, Russia
2005– Head of Department of General Practice Dentistry, North-Western State Medical University n.a. I.I. Mechnikov, Russia
2004 Assistant Professor at the Department of Orthodontics, North-Western State Medical University n.a. I.I. Mechnikov, Russia
1998 Assistant Teacher at the Orthodontics and Prosthesis course, the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Russia
1993 Clinical internship, the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Leningrad Medical Institute pf Portgraduate Studies, Russia
1993 Graduated as DDS from the Leningrad Medical University n.a. I.P.Pavlov, Russia
Professor Silin frequently lectures in international and national congresses and meetings on maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and pediatrics. His clinical consultation services focus on treatment of patients with dentofacial anomalies, TMJ disorder, partial and general lack of teeth. Prof. Silin has published 34 journal articles, 7 study guides for clinical residents and dental practitioners and he currently holds 3 patents. Prof. Silin is the Vice-President of Orthodontists Professional Society of Russia and has served as expert for various Government institutions in Russia.
Private specialist practice, Helsinki
Senior consulting physician, Helsinki University Central Hospital
2012 Specialized in prosthodontics and stomatognathic physiology (M.Sc.), University of Helsinki, Finland
2004 Graduated as DDS from the University of Helsinki, Finland
Dr. Timo Suojärvi is an energetic and resourceful prosthodontist from Helsinki, Finland. He graduated from Helsinki University in 2004 and finished his specialisation programme in prosthodontics and stomatognathic physiology (M.Sc.) in 2012. He is currently working as a private practitioner in the centre of Helsinki and as a senior consulting physician at Helsinki University Central Hospital. Timo is motivated in implementing novel technological solutions in his practice and has a vast experience in dental CAD/CAM solutions and implant planning softwares. Timo is an active member of Finnish Dental Association, EAO and ITI and he has been involved in organising numerous education events in Finland and internationally.
Professor in Dentistry, School of Medicine, University of Tampere, Finland
Chief Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Unit, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
2014 Professor in Dentistry, School of Medicine, University of Tampere, Finland
2012 Title of Docent in Oral Development and Orthodontics, University of Turku, Finland
2005–2009 Professor and Chairman, Clinic for Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2000–2005 Associate Professor, Department of Oral Development and Orthodontics, University of Turku, Finland
2000–2005 Specialist in Orthodontics, Department of Oral Diseases, Turku University Central Hospital, Finland
1999–2000 Research Fellow, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center, USA
1999 Associate Professor in Orthodontics, University of Turku
1997–1998 Chief Administrative Dentist, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku
1996–1997 Assistant Professor in Orthodontics, University of Turku
1993–1996 Orthodontist, Al-Ajaji Dental Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1993 Doctor of Odontological Science (PhD), University of Turku, Finland
1988 Specialist Degree in Orthodontics, Ministry of Health, Finland
1984–1993 Various positions (Assistant, Senior Orthodontist, Assistant Professor), Department of Oral Development and Orthodontics, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland
1983–1984 Health Center Dentist, Ähtäri, Finland
1982 Licenciate of Odontology (DDS), University of Turku, Finland
Professor Peltomäki has been an invited speaker in more than 120 national and international conferences, and has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals.
Lecturer, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Research, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku
2007 Completed her PhD thesis at the University of Turku, Finland
1998 Received her licentiate of Odontology degree from the University of Turku, Finland
The research interest of Dr. Anna-Maria Le Bell-Rönnlöf includes dental materials and FRC in endodontically treated teeth. She is currently supervising elective studies and a PhD student. She also works as a private practitioner at a private clinic in Turku.
Lecturer, Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku
2013– University Lecturer at Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, University of Turku, Turku, Finland and as a clinical instructor at Turku City Teaching Clinics, Turku, Finland
2012 Post-doctoral research associate at Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
2010 Received his PhD degree from Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Stomatognathic Physiology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
2009–2010 Visiting Research Scholar at Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Section of Dental Materials, Georgia Regents University, Georgia, USA
2003–2007 Research fellow and clinical instructor at Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Stomatognathic Physiology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
2002–2007 Guest researcher at Nordic Institute of Dental Materials, Oslo, Norway
2004 Specialized in Prosthetic Dentistry, Gazi University, Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara, Turkey
1998 Received his dental degree from the Faculty of Dentistry at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Dr. Mutluay has published in a wide range of subjects in the area of prosthetic dentistry and dental materials including in vitro and in vivo research and his current research interest include characterization of light curing units, polymerization, and fatigue of dental materials and interfaces.
Senior Lecturer at the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Research, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku
2008 Completed her training as a specialist in Prosthetic Dentistry
2003 Completed her PhD thesis at the University of Turku, Finland
1995 Received her dental degree from the University of Turku, Finland
Dr. Johanna Tanner’s research focus has been in the field of dental materials, especially fiber-reinforced composites, both in vitro and in vivo. The topics of her publications have addressed the microbial adhesion to fiber-reinforced composites, clinical performance of resin-bonded FRC bridges and the use of FRC materials in endodontically treated teeth.
Associate Professor in Orthodontics, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland
2007– University Lecturer, Department of Oral Development and Orthodontics, University of Turku, Finland
2015 Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, University of Helsinki, Finland
2009 Special Competence in Dental Education, Finnish Dental Association
2004 Doctor of Odontological Science (PhD), University of Turku, Finland
1997 Specialist Degree in Orthodontics, University of Turku, Finland
1994–2007 Various positions (Assistant Head Dentist, Research Associate, Senior Assistant, University Lecturer), Department of Oral Development and Orthodontics, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland
1980 Licenciate of Odontology (DDS), University of Turku, Finland
Dr. Svedström-Oristo's main research areas consist of subjective and objective outcome of orthodontic care as well as effectiveness of Orthognathic-Surgical treatment. She has over 25 years of clinical experience in Finnish Municipal Health Centres as a consulting orthodontist and specialist orrthodontist.
Assistant professor, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Stomatognathic
Physiology, University of Turku, Finland
2014 Completed her training as a specialist in Prosthetic Dentistry at the University of Helsinki, Finland
2010 Completed her PhD Thesis at the University of Turku, Finland
2009 Visiting Scholar at the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, College of Dentistry, New York University, USA
2004 Received her dental degree from the University of Oulu, Finland
Dr. Hjerppe has published several articles in the field of dental materials and the topic of her PhD thesis was zirconia as dental biomaterial. Her current research focus is on dental ceramics and implant reconstructions. At the University of Turku Dr Hjerppe is teaching undergraduate students and supervising a PhD student. She also works as a specialist in Prosthetic dentistry at The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), Helsinki, Finland, supervising specializing students and treating complex patient cases.
Co-Owner of PerfectSmile, Dental Study Center, St-Petersburg, Russia
Co-Owner, Chief Dentist in PerfectSmile, Center of Microscopic and Esthetic Dentistry, St-Petersburg, Russia
2015– Co-Owner in PerfectSmile, Dental Study Center, St-Petersburg, Russia
2014– Co-Owner, Chief Dentist in PerfectSmile, Center of Microscopic and Esthetic Dentistry, St-Petersburg, Russia
2004 Graduated as DDS from the St-Petersburg State Medical University n.a. I.P.Pavlov, Russia
Dr. Kostin is an innovative Russian dentist with extensive experience in prosthodontics. He specializes in microscopic esthetic restorative dentistry. He began his CAD/CAM journey in 2012. He is committed to implementing new technology and provides a full digital solution for his patients. Dr. Kostin also organizes theoretical and practical courses in prosthodontics and esthetic digital dentistry in his Dental Study Center in St-Petersburg. His cases are published in numerous Russian dental journals.
Head of the Department of Surgery, AG Faber Dentaplant, Ufa, Russia
2012– Head of the Department of Surgery, AG Faber Dentaplant, Ufa, Russia
1996–2012 Internship, the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, City Clinical Hospital №21, Ufa, Russia
1995 Graduated as DDS from the Bashkortostan State Medical University (BSMU), Ufa, Russia
Dr. Urazbakhtin lectures in international and national congresses and meetings on maxillofacial surgery and dental implantology. He is engaged in an active restoration of oral tissues (both soft and bone), the installation of the implants, the elimination of aesthetic and functional deficiencies of the dentition. Dr. Urazbakhtin holds one patent and has acquired a medal "Excellence in Dentistry".
Clinical Consultant, King’s College London
2016 Master of Science with distinction (Aesthetic Dentistry), King’s College London, UK.
2011 Graduate Certificate in Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Australia.
2002 Bachelor of Dental Science, Dentistry, University of Western Australia, Australia
Dr. Michael Chan is proficient in restorative CAD/CAM, orthodontic, periodontal and facial aesthetics treatments.
Clinical Lecturer, Consultant and Specialist in Restorative Dentistry
at University College London Hospitals, Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital, UCL, UK
2016– Eastman Dental Hospital and Institute at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Periodontology and Prosthodontics.
2016 Fellowship in Dental Surgery (Restorative Dentistry) FDS (Rest Dent) RCS Eng. Royal College of Surgeons England.
2016 Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination
2009–2010 Masters in Conservative Dentistry MSc – passed with distinction. University College London, Eastman Dental Institute.
2008 Membership of Joint Dental Faculties MJDF RCS Eng. Royal College of Surgeons England.
2001–2006 Bachelor of Dental Surgery BDS (Hons). King’s College London Dental Institute.
Dr. Deborah Bomfim qualified with Honours from King's College London Dental Institute at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Hospitals. She completed foundation training in practice and worked at 4 major London Teaching Hospitals, before moving to the Eastman for a Masters in Conservative Dentistry (awarded with Distinction) and a 5 year Specialist Training Programme in Restorative Dentistry (prosthodontics, periodontology, endodontics and implant dentistry). Deborah also works as a specialist in leading private practices in London, managing patients who require multi-disciplinary care including complex prosthodontic, periodontology and implant dentistry.
Deborah is actively involved in training future specialists and has set up and run national and regional courses for dentists and dental care professionals, including for the British Society of Restorative Dentistry.
The head of therapeutic Department of the Dental Center “Stomus“
Assistant Professor of General dentistry of Mechnikov North-West State Medical
2014– The head of therapeutic Department of the Dental Center “Stomus “
2011– Assistant Professor of General dentistry of Mechnikov North-West State Medical
2011–2014 The leading dentist the International Medical Center “SOGAZ”
2008–2011 International clinic “MEDEM”, head of the Department of dentistry (therapy, orthopedics)
2010– The certified medical consultant of Dentsply company
2006– The certified medical consultant of VDW company
2003–2008 Assistant of Stomatology Department of medical faculty, Saint - Petersburg state University
1998–2008 Dentist at the dental Centre “Giulio”, teacher of training center “Amfodent” (the medical consultant of SybronEndo and VDW companies)
Dr. Irina Kornetova graduated as a candidate of medical Sciences in 1996 and since 2004 has lectured and held hands-on courses in endodontics at various institutes in Russia and abroad. Dr. Kornatova is currently head of the therapeutic Department of the Dental Center “Stomus” in St. Petersburg and has a ten year experience of active participation in the annual International dental Symposiums on endodontics in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Assistant Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Director of Biomaterials and Biomimetics
2016– Director of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, Department of Operative Dentistry, University of North Carolina, USA
2016– Faculty, Curriculum in Oral Biology, Department of Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences, University of North Carolina, USA
2016– Assistant Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry, University of North Carolina, USA
2015 Nominated Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry, University of North Carolina, USA
2013–2015 Visiting Scholar. Department of Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, USA
2012–2015 Doctoral Candidate, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland
2010–2013 Consultant atTokushinkai Dental Group, World Lab USA / Ultimate Styles Dental Laboratories, Irvine, CA
2006–2010 Clinical instructor and Clinic Group Director, Ajman University of Science and Technology, Department of Clinical Dentistry, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
2006–2010 Private Clinic, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2004–2005 Clinical Instructor / Lecturer, University of Mosul, College of Dentistry
2003–2004 Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Dental Specialty Clinics / Ministry of Health / Al-Salam Hospital, Mosul
Dr. Taiseer Sulaiman has been investigating the optical and mechanical properties of monolithic zirconia.
Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Belgium
Lecturer, Advimago, Center for Advanced Oral Imaging
2013 PhD in Medical Sciences at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium
2007 Master in Medical Imaging, KU Leuven, Belgium
2005 Master in Oral Rehabilitation, University of São Paulo, Bauru, Brazil
1998–2000 Master’s Degree in Dentistry, Specialist Degree in Prosthetic Dentistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dr. Corpas’ PhD research focused in osseointegration and osseoperception of oral implants, and she finished a research grant on 3D bone follow-up at the KUL’s Department of Prosthetic Dentistry. She is still actively working on the area and teaching digital dentistry and prosthetics at the Advimago training center in Belgium.
She is an author and co-author of several international publications. She is also the winner of the Research Award of the European Dentomaxillofacial Radiology Association in 2014, and a finalist for the Research Award of the International Dentomaxillofacial Radiology Association in 2009.
Dental practice owner, DDS at Hymiö Hammaslääkärit, Finland
2014– Hymiö Hammaslääkärit, own practice, Finland
2007–2014 Dentist , Private sector, Finland
2003–2007 Dentist, Health Care, City of Lahti, Finland
2002 Clinical teacher, University of Helsinki Dental Department, Finland
2001–2002 Dentist, YTHS Students Health Care, Finland
2001–2003 Dentist , Private sector, Finland
2001 Odont. Lic. Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Institute of Dentistry
Corporate Physicist at Planmeca, Finland
2015 PhD in Radiation Dosimetry at University of Helsinki, Finland
1994– Corporate Physicist at Planmeca Oy, Finland
1990–1994 Researcher at Datex-Ohmeda
1988–1990 Managing Director at Fiberoptics Oy, Finland
1988–1988 Project Manager at Scanoptics Oy, Finland
1987–1989 PhLic in Optics and Optical Sciences at University of Helsinki, Finland
1986–1988 Physicist, Electronics Designer and Project Manager at Eflab Oy, Finland
1985–1986 Physicist and Project Manager at Labsystems Diagnostics Oy, Finland
1984–1985 Electronics Designer at Micronas Oy, Finland
1982–1985 Lecturer at University of Helsinki
1983–1984 Software consultant at University of Helsinki, Finland
1983–1984 Electronics Designer at Kymi-Strömberg Oy, Finland
1983–1983 Electronics Designer at Oriola Oy, Finland
1982–1982 Researcher at Orion Analytica Oy, Finland
1981–1981 Researcher at Airam Oy, Finland
1981–1981 Electronics Designer at Lasertek Oy, Finland
1978–1979 Teacher at Käpylä evening school for adults, Finland
1978–1985 Master's Degree in Electronics and Physics at University of Helsinki, Finland
1978–1985 Bachelor's Degree in Ultrasonics and Physics at University of Helsinki, Finland
The assessment of effective radiation dose is an area of Dr. Koivisto's research. He has written a number of scientific publications in international journals focused on this aspect.