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Patrick Adriaens

 Patrick Adriaens

Prof. Dr. Patrick A. Adriaens currently is Director of the International Center for Periodontology and Oral Implants (ICPOI) in Brussels (Belgium) and President of the Belgian Research Group for Oral Biology (BeRGOB). He received his dental education at the University of Ghent (Belgium) and graduated as Bachelor in Medical Sciences (1974), Licentiate in Dental Medicine (1976), Doctor in Oral Sciences (1982), Specialist in Periodontology and Oral Rehabilitation (1984) and Philosophiae Doctor in Dental Medicine and Oral Biology (1988). He is a Research Fellow of the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, USA). He held positions as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Lecturer at the University of Ghent (1977-1992) in the Department of Periodontology and in the Department of Microbiology, and as Professor of Medicine and Periodontology and Vice-Dean for Education at the Free University of Brussels (1990-1998). He was Visiting Scientist at the University of Bergen (Norway) and at the Royal Dental College in Aarhus (Denmark). He was Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, U.S.A.), National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, U.S.A.), Medical Academy in Erfurt (Erfurt, German Democratic Republic), School of Odontology in Malmö (Sweden) and School of Odontology in Göteborg (Sweden). He was a Honorary Professor at the Eastman Dental Institute (London, UK). He is Past-President of the Belgian Society for Periodontology and of the Belgian Section of the Toothfriendly Association. He currently acts as a Scientific Reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and for the Journal of Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry. Previously he also was a Scientific Reviewer for the Journal of Clinical and Investigative Dentistry, Journal of Periodontal Research, Journal of Periodontal Practice and the Journal of Scanning Microscopy.

Lecture: The role of implant dentistry in the speciality of endodontics - Saturday 16th Gold Hall 09:45 Full session information

Dr Jan Berghmans

Dr Jan Berghmans

Jan Berghmans was born in Leuven, Belgium in 1960. He attended humanities high school class in ancient languages and literature at the St. Jan Berchmanscollege in Brussels and graduated magna cum laude from dental school (University of Brussels) in 1983. Jan is founder member and past president of the oldest endodontic society of Belgium, the Flemish Society of Endodontology (FSfE). He is certified member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) and served as country representative for Belgium at ESE and IFEA ( International Federation of Endodontic Associations ). He’s been awarded with Honorary Membership of the Bulgarian Endodontic Society. While maintaining a private referral practice limited to endodontics in Brussels Jan Berghmans has been lecturing and teaching extensively both nationally and internationally. JanBerghmans is guest teacher in the post graduate program of endodontology at the Faculdade de Medecina Dentária da Universidade de Lisboa. Co-founder of the multidisciplinary specialist referral dental care centre Megabite & Co in 2015.

Lecture: Diagnosis and treatment planning - Thursday 14th Gold Hall 11:00 Full session information

Elio Berutti

 Elio Berutti

Prof. Elio Berutti MD, DDS lives in Turin Italy. 1980 Degree in Medicine. 1985 Post Graduate Diploma in Dentistry. He has worked as an Endodontist since 1985. Prof. Elio Berutti holds the Chair of Endodontics at the School of Dentistry at the University of Turin. He is Director of the Post-graduate Master Course in Clinical and Surgical Microendodontics He is Past President of the S.I.E. ( Italian Society of Endodontics ) , Active Member of E.S.E. ( European Society of Endodontics ) , Member of AAE ( American Association of Endodontics ) . He is author of many articles about Endodontics on the main Journals of the field. He has been a speaker at many international congresses.

Lecture: How to prepare a glide path - Friday 15th Gold Hall 11:00 Full session information

Kerstin Bitter

 Kerstin Bitter

1993-1998 Studies of Dentistry, Greifswald, Germany

2001-2009 Lecturer, Department of Operative and Preventive Dentistry, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

2001 Doctorate Degree (Promotion) ‘Cranio-mandibular Disorders in Tinnitus Patients’

2010 PhD Thesis (Habilitation) ‘Adhesive restoration of endodontically treated teeth’ Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

2009-2013 Associate Professor, Department of Operative and Preventive Dentistry, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

since 2013 Head of the Division of Endodontics in the Department of Operative and Preventive Dentistry, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

2015 Master of Medical Education, Medical Faculty of Ruprechts-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany

since 2004 numerous international published articles on postendodontic restorations and the adhesive interface inside the root canal

Lecture: Root canal posts - what evidence exists for indication and post type - Thursday 14th Copper Hall 15:15 Full session information

Lars Bjørndal

 Lars Bjørndal

Lars Bjørndal (born 1963) graduated in 1988 as a dentist from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1992: Ph.D. thesis on the topic: Caries progression in enamel and the pulp-dentin organ using thin undemineralized tooth sections. In 2011:Dr. Odont. Thesis entitled: Endodontic treatment: reason, prevention and quality - shaping factors. From 1993-1998: Assistant professor at the Department of Cariology and Endodontics, University of Copenhagen. 1999-2001: Received specific postgraduate endodontic specialist courses in collaboration with the universities in Copenhagen, Denmark, Malmö and Gothenburg, Sweden. From 1998: Associate professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Head of Endodontic. In 2012 LB was visiting Scholar at Loma Linda University, US. From 2012: Head of the Special Clinical Unit receiving referrals at the Institute of Odontology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. One day weekly LB is in in private practice devoted endodontic referrals. LB has been Secretary in the Scandinavian Endodontic Society (SES) from 1999-2001. In 2007 and 2016 LB hosted the SES biennial congress in Denmark. LB is second time President of the Danish National Endodontic Society (2014-), and country representative for the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), as well as a certified member of ESE. Besides numerous national post-graduate GDP courses covering endodontic treatments, LB has been giving lectures in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and the topics have been within the field of deep caries lesion pathology, treatments and quality-shaping factors concerning endodontic treatments. LB has authored and co-authored numerous international and national articles, including book chapters and reviews, and is at present reviewer in several international Journals.

Lecture: The evidence base - vital pulp therapies - Thursday 14th Henry Le Boeuf Hall 14:30 Full session information

Prof Serge Bouillaguet

Prof Serge Bouillaguet

DMD from the University of Marseilles, France (1984), DMD from the University of Geneva, Switzerland (1989), owns a Certificate of specialization in Biomaterials (University of Geneva 1998), a Certificate of specialization in Cariology and Restorative dentistry SVPR (2002), a PhD from the University of Geneva (2003). Currently, professor and head of the Endodontic Unit, Division of Cariology and Endodontology at the University of Geneva, board member of the Swiss Society of Endodontology (SSE), member of the scientific committee of IFRO (France) and past officer of the International Association for Dental Research IADR (Continental European Division). Serge Bouillaguet has published more than 100 papers and abstracts in international dental journals, has contributed to many book chapters including the latest revision of the classic “Pathways of the Pulp” and lectures extensively in Europe and others countries. Also, serves in editorial boards and peer review panels of several dental journals. Areas of research include: endodontic bacteriology, photo-activated disinfection and properties of materials related to endondontics.

Lecture: Tooth Restoration: crowns - Thursday 14th Copper Hall 16:30 Full session information

Prof Josette Camilleri

Prof Josette Camilleri

Professor Josette Camilleri is an associate professor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Surgery, University of Malta, Malta where she is responsible for teaching Endodontics and Dental Materials. She has also worked at the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta. She studied Dental Surgery at the University of Malta, and her doctorate degree were supervised by the late Professor Tom Pitt Ford of King’s College, London, UK.

Professor Camilleri's main research interest is mineral trioxide aggregate. She is the editor of "Mineral Trioxide Aggregate in Dentistry. From Preparation to Application" which was published in 2014. She is also the author of chapters in "Glass Ionomers in Dentistry" edited by S. Sidhu and "Harty's Endodontics in Clinical Practice" edited by B.S. Chong. Professor Camilleri has published over 80 papers in peer reviewed international journals and her work has received over 3000 citations. She also acts as a reviewer for a number of international journals and has lectured internationally.

Lecture: The evidence base - hydraulic calcium silicate cements - Thursday 14th Henry Le Boeuf Hall 11:00 Full session information

Arnaldo Castellucci

 Arnaldo Castellucci

Dr. Castellucci graduated in Medicine at the University of Florence in 1973 and he specialized in Dentistry at the same University in 1977. From 1978 to 1980 he attended the Continuing Education Courses on Endodontics at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry and in 1980 he spent four months in the Endodontic Department of Prof. Herbert Schilder. Since then, he has a limited practice to Endodontics. Active Member of the Italian Endodontic Society S.I.E. where he worked as Scientific Advisor, Secretary Treasurer, Vice President and lately as President in 1993-95. Active Member of the European Society of Endodontology E.S.E., he was the Secretary in 1981-83. He has been the President of the International Federation of Endodontic Associations I.F.E.A. in 1990-92. He is Active Member of the American Association of Endodontists A.A.E. since 1985. He is Assistant Professor of Endodontics at the University of Cagliari Dental School and Assistant Professor of Micro-Surgical Endodontics at the Specialty of Oral Surgery at the University of Naples Federico II. He has been the Editor of “The Italian Endodontic Journal” and of “The Endodontic Informer”. He is Editor in Chief of Endo Tribune. International lecturer, he gave presentations at National and International Congresses in 56 different countries. He published more than 60 articles on Endodontics in the most prestigious Endodontic Journals and is the author of the text “EndodonticS”, which is now available in three volumes in the English language. He is also the Founder and President of the “Warm Gutta-Percha Study Club” and of the “Micro-Endodontics Training Center” in Florence, where he teaches and gives hands-on courses. He lives and practices in Florence where he has his private practice and his Micro-Endodontics Training Center and can be reached at 39 055 571114 or at castellucciarnaldo@gmail.com, www.endocastellucci.com

Lecture: How to repair perforations - Saturday 16th Gold Hall 15:15 Full session information

Antonis Chaniotis

 Antonis Chaniotis

Chaniotis Antonis is a graduate of the University of Athens Dental School, Greece (1998). In 2003 he completed the three-year postgraduate program in Endodontics at the University of Athens Dental School. Since 2003, he owns a limited to microscopic Endodontics private practice in Athens, Greece. For 10 years, he served as a clinical instructor affiliated with the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the University of Athens, Athens Dental School, Endodontic department, Greece. In 2012 he was awarded the title of Clinical fellow teacher at the University of Warwick, Warwick dentistry UK. He lectures extensively nationally and internationally and he has published articles in local and international Journals. He currently serves as an active member of the Hellenic Society of Endodontology ( ESE full member society), a member of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED) , a certified member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) and an international member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

Lecture: Making the endodontic management of complicated canal systems simple, safe and predictable. - Pre-congress course - Coltène/Whaledent 14:00 Full session information

Dr Jean-Yves Cochet

Dr Jean-Yves Cochet

SPONSORED SPEAKER FOR ACTEON

Dr Cochet received his DDS in 1984 from the University of Paris VII and his endodontic training at the university of Paris VII in 1990. He has served as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Paris VII from 1986 to 1990. He was teaching post-doctoral students at the post-graduate program of endodontics directed by Dr J.M Laurichesse from 1990 to 1996 He is now teaching since 1999 at the Post graduate program of Endodontics of Florida Southeastern University NOVA. Nominated Visiting Professor of Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in 2008 He is also Clinical teacher in the post graduate programm of Paris Diderot university since 2010 He was President of the French Endodontic Society from 1998 to 2000. He made numerous international presentations on endodontics, traumatology and endodontic surgery,fascinated by the bone regeneration technics and sinus pathology treatment. He currently resides in Paris and his favorite activity are scuba diving, skiing

Lecture: Acteon Lecture - Thursday 14th Silver Hall 11:45 Full session information

Dr Marcelo Coelho

Dr Marcelo Coelho

Dr. Coelho was born in Brazil and obtained his DDS degree at the State University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ in 1991. He obtained his Certificate of Endodontics at State University of Campinas – Unicamp in 1996 and his Master degree in Endodontics at Faculdade de Odontologia São Leopoldo Mandic in 2014. From 2015 to 2016 he served as a Visiting Scholar at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - USA. He is an active member of the American Association of Endodontics, European Society of Endodontology and Brazilian Society of Endodontics. Dr. Coelho has published manuscripts and abstracts in peer reviewed journals. His research interests include: dentinal defects, root canal instrumentation and undergraduate education. He also works in a private practice limited to endodontics in Campinas

Lecture: The incidence of dentinal defects after mechanical preparation of the root canal - Saturday 16th Silver Hall 09:30 Full session information

Till Dammaschke

 Till Dammaschke

SPONSORED SPEAKER FOR SEPTODONT

Till Dammaschke started studied sociology, political science and history at the University of Göttingen (Germany) in 1986. From 1987 to 1993, he studied dentistry at the University of Göttingen (Germany). Till Dammaschke is working at the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Münster (Germany) since 1994 . In 1996, he completed his doctoral thesis at the University of Göttingen (Germany). In 2012, he was appointed as Professor. Since 2015 Till Dammaschke is head of the section "Cariology and Paediatric Dentistry" in the Department of Periodontology and Operative Dentistry in Münster (Germany). Aside from the maintenance of pulp vitality, he has focused on studying calcium silicate cements (Biodentine, MTA) and sealers (e.g. BioRoot RCS) in dentistry, biocompatibility of dental materials and endodontics. Till Dammaschke has nearly 100 national and international publications in scientific dental journals (more than 30 in “Web of Science”, e.g. Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal, Journal of Dentistry, Dental Materials, Clinical Oral Investigations, Quintessence International, Journal of Adhesive Dentistry), is co-author in books (e.g. Torabinejad M (ed.) Mineral Trioxide Aggregate: Properties and Clinical Applications.), and peer reviewer of more than 30 national and international dental scientific journals.

Lecture: Septodont Lecture - Friday 15th Silver Hall 17:15 Full session information

Prof Roeland De Moor

Prof Roeland De Moor

KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND FOTONA PRE-CONGRESS COURSE SPEAKER

Prof. Dr. Roeland J.G. De Moor DDS, PhD, MSc is ordinary full professor at the Ghent University where he teaches Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics and Dento-alveolar traumatology. He is the head of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontology, the program director of the 3-year specialization program in Endodontics at Ghent University and founder of the Ghent Dental Laser Centre and the Ghent Dental Photonics Research Clustre. He is an international lecturer in Laser Dentistry and Endodontology and author / co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed international and national publications (mostly on endodontic and laser subjects) and a number of book chapters especially on the use of lasers in endodontics and restorative dentistry. His research is focused on cleaning and disinfection of root canals with a.o. laser activated irrigation and light activated nanoparticles, root canal wall modification with laser, the use of lasers and light in dentistry such as Laser Doppler Flowmetry and laser bleaching. Prof. dr. Roeland De Moor is a founding member of BAET (Belgian Association for Endodontology and Traumatology), member of the ESE Educational Committee and board member of SOLA (international Society for Laser Applications).

Lectures: Value added benefits of lasers for root canal cleaning and disinfection, an overview - Pre-congress course: Fotona 14:20 Full session information
Laser-aided irrigation - Friday 15th Copper Hall 11:45 Full session information
Modern technologies in Endodontics 1 - Saturday 16th Copper Hall 14:30 Full session information

Dr Gustavo De-Deus

Dr Gustavo De-Deus

Dr. Gustavo De-Deus received his DDS degree in 1996 and his Certificate in Endodontics in 1998 from Rio de Janeiro State University. In 2004, Dr. De-Deus received his Master Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and his PhD was done at Rio de State University in Endodontics (2009). Dr. De-Deus has more than 200 scientific studies published (~120 studies in the JOE and IEJ) and lecture internationally on Endodontic Infection, Single-visit Endodontics, MTA, Instrumentation Techniques, Irrigating Solutions, Root-Filling materials and Contemporary Endodontic Treatment. His studies had received over 3,500 citations in the Google Scholar database up to May 2016 (https://scholar.google.com.br/citations?user=N7MSoo8AAAAJ&hl=pt-BR). He is associate Editor for Root Fillings studies and Biomaterials of the International Endodontic Journal. Dr. De-Deus is Adjunct Professor from University Grande Rio and Federal Fluminense University. Dr. De-Deus maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, since 1999.

Lecture: Critical appraisal of studies on dentinal radicular microcracks - Saturday 16th Silver Hall 10:00 Full session information

Dr Gilberto Debelian

Dr Gilberto Debelian

SPONSORED SPEAKER FOR FKG

Dr Gilberto Debelian has received his DMD degree from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1987. He has completed his specialization in Endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, USA in 1991. He has concluded his PhD studies at the University of Oslo, Norway in 1997 on bacteraemia and fungemia on patients undergoing endodontic therapy which gave him a scientific award from the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) and the Norwegian Dental Association both in 1997. He has taught as a clinical instructor and associate professor at the postdoctoral endodontic program at the University of Oslo, Norway from 1991 to 2001 and again from 2007 Dr Debelian has been the director of the post-graduate program in Endodontics at the department of Endodontics, University of Oslo, Norway from 1999-2002. He is a visiting professor at the post-graduate program in Endodontics, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, USA, since 2002 and from January 2006 he holds a position of adjunct professor at the same institution.

He has authored 3 chapter books in Endodontics, one manual book in Endodontics and written more than 30 scientific and clinical papers on Endodontics. He is currently member of the scientific advisory panel for the Journal of Endodontics and director of the Oslo Endodontic Study Club (OESC).

Dr Debelian has lectured nationally and internationally on Endodontic Infections, Systemic Diseases Caused by Oral Microorganisms, Dental Traumatology and New Technological Aids in Endodontics.

Dr Debelian maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Bekkestua, Norway.

Lecture: FKG Lecture 2 - Friday 15th Silver Hall 09:00 Full session information

Prof Franck Diemer

Prof Franck Diemer

SPONSORED SPEAKER FOR MICRO MEGA

Prof. Diemer earned his dental surgery’s doctorate in 1995 at the University of Toulouse. He also has a Master in Science and Medical Biology (1998), a postgraduate diploma in pedagogy (2001), and a PhD from the Paul Sabatier University (2006). He is full professor in the Toulouse Dental Surgery’s University, at the head of Endodontics department. He is a member of the French National College of Teachers in Dentistry (CNEOC) and the vice-president of the French Society of Endodontics (SFE). He is member of the scientific comitee of Toulouse Dental Surgery’s University, CNEOC and SFE. Dr. Diemer has full hospital practice and is attached to the Clement Ader Institute (Surface, Machining, Materials and Tools team – UMR CNRS 5312). He has presented numerous lectures and continuing education, and published many national and international articles.

Lecture: MICRO-MEGA Lecture 1 - Thursday 14th Silver Hall 09:45 Full session information

Monty Duggal

 Monty Duggal

PROF. MONTY DUGGAL Prof obtained his dental degree and MDS in Paediatric Dentistry from India. He then immigrated to the United Kingdom and obtained his FDSRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and his PhD from University of Leeds. He was appointed Professor and Chair of Child Dental Health at Leeds Dental Institute in 1999 where he oversees a large postgraduate programme in Paediatric Dentistry which has international acclaim. Professor Duggal has published over 130 research papers in international journals and is author of “Restorative Techniques in Paediatric Dentistry, which has been published in 7 languages and has sold over 16,000 copies worldwide. He is also a co-author of a textbook on Dental Traumatology and has Co-Edited “Paediatric Dentistry” by Oxford, now in its 4th edition, and more recently “Paediatric Dentistry at a Glance”, published by Blackwell Willey. He has administered research grants totaling over 6 million pounds and is an internationally recognised researcher and clinician with main research interest is Cariology and Translation Research in Clinical Paediatric Dentistry, including dental traumatology. Apart from Paediatric Dentistry his main interest is playing and watching cricket and any time spare from work and family is devoted to this important activity

Lectures: Endodontics in the young - Thursday 14th Gold Hall 09:00 Full session information
Intentional replantation and autotransplantation - Friday 15th Gold Hall 16:30 Full session information

Hal Duncan

 Hal Duncan

HAL DUNCAN, BDS, FDS RCS, MClin Dent (Endo), MRD RCS, PhD

After qualifying from the University of Glasgow, he worked initially in general practice and various dental schools, prior to working in several specialist endodontic practices in Northern Ireland and England. He received his postgraduate endodontic training in Guy’s Hospital London from 2002-2006 to become a UK registered Endodontic specialist and in 2008 concluded a collaborative research study with Dr Ram Nair (in the University of Zurich) on MTA pulp capping. In 2013 and 2016 he completed an IADR and an EMBO-fellowships in New York University with Profs Nicola Partridge and Emi Shimizu on the role of epigenetic modifying agents on pulpal mineralisation.

Since 2008 he has worked full-time at Trinity College Dublin as an academic and Consultant in Endodontics, while completing an external PhD with the University of Birmingham, England with Professor’s Cooper and Smith and Dr Garry Fleming in the area of epigenetics, pulpal regeneration and repair. He now supervises several PhD students in basic and translational pulp biology. He has received several research grants, has edited and contributed to Endodontic textbooks, published multiple articles in peer-reviewed international journals and is an Associate Editor for the International Endodontic Journal. He is a current committee member of the Irish Division of the IADR, is the Irish representative to the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) and also serves on the ESE membership committee. He is a past president of the Irish Endodontic Society.

Lecture: Designing research that matters (translation, funding, excellence and impact) - Saturday 16th Copper Hall 09:00 Full session information

Fredrik Erhardt

 Fredrik Erhardt

SENDOLINE PRE-CONGRESS COURSE AND LECTURE SPEAKER

Dr Fredrik Erhardt is a Senior Dental Officer/Supervisor specialized in dental training. He is holding lectures in Endodontics in Sweden, i.a. for the Swedish Dental Association (SDA), as well as internationally, so far in 17 different countries, where courses has been organized by different dental companies. He has also participated in the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare´s work formulating national guidelines for adult dental care. Since 2001 Dr. Fredrik Erhardt is a scientific supervisor in the development of endodontic instruments in cooperation with Sendoline AB. He is also a published co-author.

1979 Dental Examination

1978-1988 Professor Department of Dental Medicine at Karolinska Institute

1988 Specialist Examination in Endodontics

1988 As an endodontic specialist he starts his own specialist dental practice exclusively for endodontics

2004-2009 President of the Swedish Endodontic Society

Lectures: Modern instrumentation of the root canal, reciprocating or rotary – introduction of a new system – - Pre-congress course: Sendoline 14:00 Full session information
Sendoline lecture - Friday 15th Silver Hall 11:45 Full session information

Dr Federico Foschi

Dr Federico Foschi

Dr Federico Foschi BDS FHEA FDS RCS PhD

Federico was born in Forli, Italy. He graduated in Dentistry with honours from the University of Bologna in 2002.

He accomplished a PhD in Endodontic Microbiology in collaboration with the Forsyth Institute and the University of Bologna. He completed a postdoctoral program in Photodynamic Therapy at the Forsyth Institute.

In 2009 he moved to the UK, after being appointed Lecturer in Endodontology at King’s College London. He completed the five-year programme in Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontics, Periodontology, Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry).

He is now part-time Consultant in Endodontics at the Guy's Hospital and St Thomas NHS Trust. He has been nominated Honorary Senior Lecturer and he is the program director of the MSc in Endodontics (Distance Learning) at King's College London Dental Institute. He is involved with the supervision of the residential postgraduates of the MClinDent in Endodontology.

He published several peer reviewed articles pertaining to instrumentation, microbiology, photodynamic therapy, tissue engineering and radiology.

He maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics.

Lecture: A novel method for rapid detection of remnant live bacteria in the root canal space using fluorescence amplification - Friday 15th Gold Hall 15:15 Full session information

Ashraf Fouad

 Ashraf Fouad

Dr. Fouad obtained his DDS, Certificate of Endodontics and MS at the University of Iowa. He served as Assistant then Associate Professor of Endodontology at the University of Connecticut Health Center from 1992 – 2004, and as Chair of the Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Maryland, from 2005 – 2015. He assumed the position of Distinguished Professor and Chair of Endodontics at the University of North Carolina in January 2016. Dr. Fouad has published over 75 manuscripts and textbook chapters, over 110 abstracts, and edited and co-authored the textbooks: Endodontic Microbiology and the fifth edition of Endodontics: Principles and Practice. He is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Board of Endodontics, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics. He has lectured widely in the U.S. and internationally, and his research interests include: endodontic molecular microbiology, effectiveness of antibiotic therapy, dental pulp regeneration, endodontic treatment outcomes and the pathogenesis and healing of periapical lesions in the host with normal and compromised systemic health.

Lecture: Antibiotics in endodontic treatment - Thursday 14th Gold Hall 15:15 Full session information

Kerstin Galler

 Kerstin Galler

Kerstin Galler obtained her degree in dentistry from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich in 2000. She worked in Private Practice until 2002 and then joined the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Periodontology at the University of Regensburg, Germany. She received post-doctoral training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston from 2004 to 2006, and earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Rice University in Houston in 2009.

Dr. Galler is currently Full Professor and leader of the section of Endodontology and Dental Traumatology at the University of Regensburg. Her time is divided between clinical work with focus on endodontology, teaching as lecturer and clinical instructor, and research. Her research group works on tunable hydrogel scaffolds and dental stem cells for dental pulp tissue engineering and regenerative endodontics, on dentin matrix proteins and on biofilm-associated reactions of different pulp cell populations.

Dr. Galler was President of the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of IADR in 2013/14, and led the committee for the ESE Position Statement on Revitalization. She has published numerous articles in the field of pulp biology and dental pulp tissue engineering, received several awards for her scientific work and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally in clinical as well as scientific meetings.

Lecture: The evidence base - revitalization - Saturday 16th Henry Le Boeuf Hall 09:00 Full session information

Dr Massimo Giovarruscio

Dr Massimo Giovarruscio

Dr. Massimo Giovarruscio is a highly skilled professional, with extensive experience in endodontics, restorative and aesthetic dentistry. With over 19 years’ experience in dentistry, he has developed his reputation within the profession as an excellent clinician, endodontist. He is accredited Specialist in Endodontics and he was a Clinical Teacher in Endodontics at King’s College London Dental Institute to both Undergradute and Postgraduate students. Visiting Professor at Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera Valencia, Master Internacional en Odontologia Restauradora y Endodoncia. He has also developed exemplary communication skills and has a proven track record in private practice both in the UK and Italy. He works in Rome, Bristol and London, specialising in Endodontic Treatment and Restoration of endoontically treated teeth and is regarded as an opinion leader in Endodontics and restorative procedures related to the endodontically treated tooth. He lectures world-wide and has published many articles in International journals, and wrote several endodontic chapter and manuals recognized and used by the University. Co-author of the book “Manuale di Endodonzia” (Elsevier, 2013). Active member of the European Society of Endodontology and active member of the Italian Society of Endodontics. Massimo is recognized by his colleagues for his exceptional talent, professionalism and for his innovative and proactive approach.

Lecture: Restoration of severely broken down teeth and restoration of endodntically re-treated teeth - Thursday 14th Copper Hall 17:15 Full session information

Erik Giving

 Erik Giving

Erik Giving received his dental degree from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden in 2003. He completed the Postgraduate program in endodontics at the Departement of endodontics , University of Oslo, Norway in 2016. He maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and serve as a clinical instructor at the Departement of endodontics at the University of Oslo.

Dr Gary Glassman

Dr Gary Glassman

Dr. Gary Glassman graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 1984 and was awarded the James B. Willmott Scholarship, the Mosby Scholarship and the George Hare Endodontic Scholarship for proficiency in Endodontics. A graduate of the Endodontology Program at Temple University in 1987, he received the Louis I. Grossman Study Club Award for academic and clinical proficiency in Endodontics.

The author of numerous publications, Dr. Glassman lectures globally on endodontics, is on staff at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in the graduate department of endodontics, and is Adjunct Professor of Dentistry and Director of Endodontic Programming for the University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica.

Gary is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the endodontic editor for Oral Health dental journal. He maintains a private practice, Endodontic Specialists in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

His personal/professional website is www.drgaryglassman.com and is office website is www.rootcanals.ca He can be reached at drg@drgaryglassman.com.

Lecture: Positive vs negative pressure irrigation - Friday 15th Copper Hall 11:00 Full session information

Kishor Gulabivala

 Kishor Gulabivala

Professor KISHOR GULABIVALA BDS (Birmingham), MSc (London). FDS RCS (Edinburgh), PhD (London), FHEA, FACD.

Kishor Gulabivala is Head of Endodontology and Department of Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. He is also an honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London and Hospital Trusts. Kishor graduated from Birmingham Dental School in 1980. He completed the MSc in Conservative Dentistry in 1984 and trained further in the subject at the Eastman until his appointment as Lecturer in 1987, During this tenure, he established the first MSc in Endodontics in UK jointly with (the late) Prof Pitt-Ford in 1989. The MClinDent and Specialist Training programmes in Endodontology followed in 1999. He was entered on the UK Specialist Lists in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Endodontics in 2000 and completed his PhD on microbial infections of teeth in 2004. He was Training Programme Director for Restorative Dentistry from 2006 to 2012; and is currently Training Programme Director for Endodontics in London at Health Education London. His research interests are centered in Endodontology and focus on outcomes. Kishor has published widely both on clinical as well as research questions mainly on Endodontics with over 100 peer-reviewed papers and over 100 research abstracts. He is co-editor/co-author of Endodontics, 2014 (4th Edn, Elsevier Science). He was Associate Editor for the International Endodontic Journal for five years (2008-2013) and is Past-President (2013-2014) of the British Endodontic Society.

Lecture: Scientific writing (publications and grant applications) - Saturday 16th Copper Hall 11:45 Full session information

Dr Peter Kiefner

Dr Peter Kiefner

SPONSORED SPEAKER FOR MANI SCHUTZ

M.Sc. in Endodontology, certified member ESE, specialist member of the German Association of Restorative Dentistry

1991-1995 studied dentistry at the Dental School of the Eberhard-Karls-Universität in Tübingen, Germany 1995 - degree in dentistry from the Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen/Germany

1996 - Doctor of Dental Sciences (Dr. med. dent), Tübingen, Germany

1998 - private practice, limited to endodontology and traumatology on referral basis, in Stuttgart/Germany 2002-2008 - guest lecturer at the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontology at the University Tübingen (chair: Prof. Dr. C. Löst).

2010-2012 - Düsseldorf Dental Academy /Medical School of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Master of Science in Endodontology

2012 - 2015 president of the Association of German Certified Endodontists (VDZE)

2015 - assigned lecturer department of restorative department school of dentistry of the Medical Faculty of the University of Würzburg (chair: Prof. Dr. G. Krastl) since 2000 - more than 100 presentations, courses, demonstrations, hands-on course supervisions both nationally and internationally on selected topics from the specialization field.The main goal as a guest lecturer was the implementation of the dental microscope in both endodontic treatment and teaching activity. The fields of interest are CBCT examination in endodontics, microscope-aided diagnostics and endodontic treatment, root canal instrument research, orthograde retreatment procedures and esthetic post-endodontic restorative treatment strategies. Master of Science in Endodontology (Heinrich Heine University Düssledorf), specialist title in endodontics from the German Association of Conservative Dentistry (DGZ) and certified member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), American Association of Endodontists (AAE), International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) and other national and international dental associations.

Lecture: Mani lecture - Friday 15th Silver Hall 13:45 Full session information

Anil Kishen

 Anil Kishen

Anil Kishen graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Madras, and Master of Dental Surgery in Endodontics & Operative Dentistry from the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Madras, India. He subsequently received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. After his stint as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry in the National University of Singapore, he moved to the Faculty of Dentistry in the University of Toronto, where he is currently a Full Professor of Endodontics and Graduate Coordinator of the Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Kishen served as the Head of Discipline of Endodontics from 2012 to 2016.

Dr. Kishen has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications, and is a co-inventor in 10 patents and invention disclosures. He is a recipient of many awards and honors including, The Enterprise Challenge Innovator Award in Singapore 2002, University of Toronto Dental Student Society (DSS) Honorary Member Award 2013, Honorary Diplomate of the Indian Board of Endodontics 2013, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) Foundation-Denstply-Research Excellence Award (Principal Investigator) 2013 and the Journal of Endodontics Publication Awards 2015, 2016 and W. W. Wood Award 2016. He has published 19 book chapters, and has co-edited three textbooks. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Endodontics, Endodontic Topics and BMC Microbiology. He serves as an Editorial Board Member for several international journals. At the University of Toronto, Dr. Kishen is involved with the undergraduate and post-graduate-level teaching in Endodontics. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Nanomaterial and Phototherapeutic lab, funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Lecture: The evidence base - biomechanics of fractures in endodontically treated teeth - Saturday 16th Henry Le Boeuf Hall 14:30 Full session information

Gabriel Krastl

 Gabriel Krastl

Dr. Gabriel Krastl received his degree in dentistry from the University of Tübingen, Germany in 1998 and has been a staff member and research associate until 2005. From 2005 to 2014 he was a senior research associate at the Clinic of Periodontology, Endodontology and Cariology in Basel, Switzerland. 2006 he co-founded the interdisciplinary Center of Dental Traumatology at the Basel University. Since 2014 Gabriel Krastl is Professor and chair of the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Periodontology at the University Hospital of Würzburg, Germany and directs the Center of Dental Traumatology which he founded in 2015. He published more than 100 papers mostly in the field of endodontology and dental traumatology and serves as a reviewer in several scientific journals.

Lecture: Managing pulp canal calcification and related problems - Thursday 14th Copper Hall 09:45 Full session information

Dr Gopi Krishna.V

Dr Gopi Krishna.V

Dr.V. Gopi Krishna, MDS, FISDR

Dr Gopi Krishna is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Conservative Dentistry (www.jcd.org.in), national journal of Indian Association of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics from 2008 till date and is working as Vice Principal – Academics and Professor, Dept. of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics at Dr MGR Educational & Research Institute University at Chennai - India. He is also the Founder - Director of the Root Canal Foundation - an exclusive endodontic treatment and training centre based at Chennai.

Dr Gopi Krishna is the Editor of five textbooks: Grossman's Endodontic Practice – 12th & 13th Edition, Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry – South Asian Edition and Preclinical Manual of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics – First and second edition. He has more than 65 indexed peer reviewed publications in reputed journals and is the recipient of the Fellowship Award of Indian Society of Dental Research.

An avid naturalist and bird photographer; Krishna's core research interest is in improving endodontic irrigation dynamics and cleaning protocols.

Lecture: Fluid dynamics of irrigation - Friday 15th Copper Hall 09:45 Full session information

Dr Andreas Krokidis

Dr Andreas Krokidis

PRE-CONGRESS COURSE SPEAKER FOR FKG

Andreas Krokidis D.D.S. M.Sc graduated from dental school of University of Brescia (Italy) in 2004 and in 2008, he carried out his three-years Master degree from university of Verona (Italy) in Endodontics. His scientific work includes publications in international journals and books, continuous participations in national and international meetings as well as teaching experience in Italy (University of Brescia) and Greece (National and Kapodisrian University of Athens). Dr Krokidis maintains a Private Practice limited in Microscopic Endodontics since 2009 in Corfu (Greece). He is Active Member of the Hellenic Endodontic Society and the European Society of Endodontics (ESE), International Member of the AAE (American Association of Endodontics) and Active Member of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED). Currently, he is the treasurer of the Hellenic Academy of Clinical Dentistry and is a PhD candidate in Endodontics at the National and Kapodisrian University of Athens.

Lecture: Minimal invasive biologically oriented endodontics through 3-D expandable NiTi technology. - Pre-congress course: FKG 14:00 Full session information

Dr Thomas Kvist

Dr Thomas Kvist

Thomas Kvist has practiced general dentistry in Sweden and in Sorrento, Italy. He completed specialization in endodontics in 1993 and received his PhD in 2001 at the Department of Endodontology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden where he is presently head and holding a position as Associate professor. For several years he was director of the postgraduate program and head of the Specialist Clinic for Endodontics at Public Dental Service in Gothenburg. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals on decision-making and clinical outcome in endodontics. He also authored several textbook chapters. Thomas Kvist participated in the project group for the report Methods of Diagnosis and Treatment in Endodontics published in 2010 by the Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU) and Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare's work to provide National guidelines for adult dental care. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Endodontic Journal and since more recently Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. Thomas Kvist is also a participant in the Endodontic Research Collaboration in Scandinavia (EndoReco).

Lectures: Evidence-based Endodontics - Thursday 14th Henry Le Boeuf Hall 09:00 Full session information
Clinical studies (designing and running randomised control trials and other clinical studies) - Saturday 16th Copper Hall 11:00 Full session information

Dr Paul Lambrechts

Dr Paul Lambrechts

PAUL LAMBRECHTS is born in 1955. He graduated as a dentist in 1978 at the KU Leuven, Belgium and obtained his PhD at the same university in 1983 based on a thesis investigating dental composites: "Basic properties of dental composites and their impact on clinical performance". Today, he is Full Professor and Chairmen of Conservative Dentistry in the Department of Oral Health Sciences (KU Leuven), and also serves the dental school as Program Director of the dental Bachelor/Master and Master-after-Master programs. He teaches cariology and endodontics. During two tenth of his week time, he teaches pre-clinical and clinical conservative dentistry; 4/10 is spent to own clinical activity in the University Hospital, primarily in microscopic endodontics, but also in aesthetic restorative dentistry; for the remaining 4/10, he conducts research in endodontics, more specifically focussing on the development of a concept of minimal-invasive endodontic research, using 3D X-ray Micro-CT & Nano-CT scanning, Cone beam CT and Environmental SEM, towards new root-canal preparation and filling techniques. The pathology of external cervical resorption is one of his favourite study topics. Pulp revascularisation, 3D endoplanning and guided endodontics are now the focus of research. Together with Prof. B. Van Meerbeek, he became in 2003 co-holder of the Toshio Nakao Chair for Adhesive Dentistry. He is (co-)promoter of several doctoral dissertations, and (co-)author of numerous publications together with the Leuven BIOMAT Research Cluster. He gives scientific and post-academic courses all over the world.

Lecture: Iatrogenic trauma to the endodontium - Thursday 14th Copper Hall 11:00 Full session information

Hannu Larjava

 Hannu Larjava

Dr. Hannu Larjava graduated from the University of Turku, Finland, in 1978 (DDS) and earned his PhD from the same institution in 1984. He specialized in periodontics (1987) and moved to the NIH for a postdoctoral fellowship (1987-1988). Dr. Larjava was then invited to the University of Alabama in Birmingham where he spent 1.5 years as an Associate Professor performing research work and clinical teaching. After a short time engaged in teaching and research at the University of Turku in Finland (1990-1993), Dr. Larjava moved to Canada and was appointed as the Chair, Division of Periodontics at the University of British Columbia which position he currently retains. He has also served for many years as the Director and Acting Director of Graduate Periodontics and Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies. Currently, Dr. Larjava serves as the Head, Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences. He has an active research interest in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease and oral wound healing. He has published over 170 publications in peer-reviewed international journals. Dr. Larjava has lectured nationally and internationally in numerous CE courses and conferences.

Lecture: An overview of oral wound healing - Saturday 16th Gold Hall 09:00 Full session information

Dr Francesco Mannocci

Dr Francesco Mannocci

Prof Francesco Mannocci (MD, DDS, PhD, FHEA) is a Specialist in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He obtained his MD (Pisa, Italy, 1986) and DDS (Pisa, 1990) in Italy, and his PhD in Clinical Dentistry from King's College London in 2001. After having worked in private practice in Pisa for 18 years while collaborating with the University of Siena as a Visiting Professor he became Lecturer in Endodontology at King's College London in 2004, Senior lecturer/Honorary Consultant in 2006, Head of Endodontology in 2008, and Professor of Endodontology at King’s College London in 2011. Prof Mannocci has authored more than 100 papers in international peer reviewed journals. Prof Mannocci is Associate Editor of the International Endodontic Journal. Prof Mannocci has done research work on subjects including restoration of endodontically treated teeth, instrumentation techniques, dental anatomy, histology, endodontic radiology and endodontic microbiology. Prof Mannocci maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Central London.

Lectures: Mastering endodontic treatments of molars and difficult teeth using M-wire rotary files in continuous rotation: technical management and scientific evidences - Dentsply Sirona 14:00 Full session information
Restorability and treatment planning - Thursday 14th Copper Hall 14:30 Full session information
Dentsply Sirona lecture 2 - Friday 15th Silver Hall 09:45 Full session information

Tara Mc Mahon

 Tara Mc Mahon

SPONSORED SPEAKER FOR MICRO MEGA

Tara Mc Mahon obtained her Master in Dental Science at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium. She then followed an advanced Master in Dental Science focused on endodontics and aesthetic dentistry under the autorithy of Dr. A. Perceval, founder of CIDAE. After which she completed the two-year postgraduate program in Endodontics at the Brussels University (ULB).

Since 2014 she serves as an academic and clinical instructor affiliated with the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at ULB. These activities imply lecturing, supervising final year thesis and clinical education at the César de Paepe hospital, ULB, Belgium. Tara also has her own private practice limited to endodontics in Brussels.

In 2015 she became vice-president of the Cercle Universitaire Bruxellois d’Endodontie (CUBE), a dental association exclusively focused on endodontics.

She has published several articles and has performed lectures and hands on courses during national and international congresses (IFEA, ESE, SFE, SMD etc…).

Lecture: MICRO-MEGA Lecture 2 - Thursday 14th Silver Hall 15:15 Full session information

Maarten Meire

 Maarten Meire

KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND FOTONA PRE-CONGRESS COURSE SPEAKER

Maarten Meire received his dental degree from Ghent University in 2002. In 2005, he completed a three-year Master in Endodontology at the same university, where he remained part-time faculty at the Department of Restorative Dentistry & Endodontology ever since. His academic activities lie within the field of undergraduate and postgraduate endodontic education, second-line endodontology and research. The latter resulted in a doctoral thesis on lasers in endodontics in 2011 under the promotorship of Prof. De Moor. He is author of several national and international scientific publications and lectures. In addition, he works in a referral-based practice limited to endodontics in Antwerp. Specific professional interest goes to microscope dentistry, endodontic microsurgery and the use of lasers in endodontology.

Lectures: Laser activated irrigation using pulsed erbium lasers: principles and physical basis - Pre-congress course: Fotona 14:00 Full session information
Defeating endodontic biofilms with laser-induced cavitation - Saturday 16th Copper Hall 15:15 Full session information

Prof Johannes Mente

Prof Johannes Mente

Johannes Mente graduated from the School of Dental Medicine, University of Freiburg i. Br. in 1998, where he received his doctoral degree in dentistry in 1999. From 1998 to 1999 he worked as clinical practitioner in private practice. He has been a staff member and research associate at the Department of Conservative Dentistry at the University Hospital Heidelberg (Director, Prof. Dr. Dr. H. J. Staehle) since 1999.

In 2004 he completed the specialist training in endodontics according to the guidelines of the German Society for Conservative Dentistry (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zahnerhaltung, DGZ). From 2004 to 2005 he visited the Department of Endodontics at the University of Toronto, (Director, M.Sc. Endodontics Program Prof. Dr. S. Friedman) and worked on different research projects during this time. Johannes Mente has published several articles in peer- reviewed journals nationally and internationally.

He has been Head of the Division of Endodontics and Dental Traumatology at the Department of Conservative Dentistry, University Hospital Heidelberg since October 2005. In 2013 he obtained his Habilitation in Dental-, Oral- and Maxillofacial Medicine and received a Docent title from the University of Heidelberg. In 2016 he was appointed as Professor Extraordinary at the University of Heidelberg.

Professor Mente is Member of many national and international endodontic professional societies, since 2005 Member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and since 2006 "Certified member" of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE).

Lecture: Managing root resorption after dental trauma - Thursday 14th Copper Hall 09:00 Full session information

Dr Walid Nehme

Dr Walid Nehme

SPONSORED SPEAKER FOR MICRO-MEGA

Prof Walid Nehme (DDS, MSc, FICD) is a clinical professor at the Endodontic department of Saint Joseph University of Beirut where he received his DDS (1988) and MSc (1994). His academic activities lie within the field of undergraduate and postgraduate endodontic education and emphasizes on clinical training and conduction and surveillance of research projects. Pr Nehme has published scientific, and clinical articles in peer- reviewed journals nationally and internationally on subjects including Root canal anatomy, instrumentation techniques, NiTi files, Irrigation procedures, obturation and retreatment. He is an international member of the American association of endodontists (AAE). He served as President of the Lebanese Society of Endodontology (LSE). He is a founder member and former president of the Arab Endodontic Society (AES). He is an analyst and opinion leader for clinical trials for endodontic manufacturers and have contributed to the elaboration of new devices in endodontics. He runs postgraduate endodontic courses and hands on in the Middle East, Africa and Europe and Canada. He works in a referral-based practice limited to endodontics in Beirut, Lebanon and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Lecture: MICRO-MEGA Lecture 3 - Friday 15th Silver Hall 15:15 Full session information

Dr Mohammad Hossein Nekoofar

Dr Mohammad Hossein Nekoofar

Dr. Mohammad Hossein Nekoofar is an academic member of Endodontics department in Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) where he received his DDs (1989). For his M.Sc, he worked on Electronic Root Canal Length Measurement Devices (1993,TUMS). In 1994, he became a Diplomate of the Iranian board of Endodontics. His PhD projects were focused on investigating Calcium Silicate cements and lead to his graduation in 2011 from Cardiff University, UK. Working on Regenerative Endodontics and Stem Cells, he is already responsible for teaching in department of Tissue Engineering and Applied Cell Sciences in TUMS. Simultaneously he is an honorary Senior Lecturer in Endodontics and Dental Biomaterial in Cardiff University and teaches postgraduate courses such as surgical endodontic courses, biomaterial endodentics.

Dr. Nekoofar also has a strong sense of leadership and management. He has been the president of Iranian Association of Endodontics since 2013 and the Group Leader of Endodontolgy Research Group in Cardiff University since 2004 up to now.

He has written more than 40 papers, published in peer-reviewed journals which have been cited more than 1100 times. He has been invited as a keynote speaker internationally to give lectures in different professional dental/endodontics congresses or Universities around the world such as Irish Endodontics Society(Dublin 2008), American Association of Endodontics(Vancouver 2008),European Society of Endodontology(Rome 2011),Turkish Endodontic Society(Istanbul 2012 & 2014),NIVVT symposium (Belgium 2014),University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC 2015),Indiana University/School of Dentistry(Indiana 2015),International Association of Dental Research CED (Antalya 2015).

He is a member of the editorial board of the International Endodontic Journal and also acts as a scientific reviewer for a series of endodontics/dental journals.

His research interests mainly focus on Electronic Root Canal Length Measurement Devices, Calcium Silicates, Post-operative Pain in Endodontics, Treatment of Immature Root Canals, Automated Root Canal Preparation, Physiopathology of Periapical Lesions and Regenerative Endodontics.

Lecture: How to use Electronic Apex Locators - Friday 15th Gold Hall 14:30 Full session information

Klaus Neuhaus

 Klaus Neuhaus

SPONSORED SPEAKER FOR VDW

PD Dr. med. dent. Klaus W. Neuhaus MMA MAS

After studying piano at the Music Academy of Cologne, Germany and earning his Master of Musical Arts in 1999, Klaus Neuhaus studied Dental Medicine at the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany, and graduated in 2003. In 2004 he defended his doctoral thesis. From 2004-2007 he was assistant at the department of Periodontology, Endodontology and Cariology at the University of Bale, Switzerland, and received post-graduate training in endodontics. Since 2008 Klaus Neuhaus is appointed senior lecturer at the department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry (director: Prof. Adrian Lussi) at the University of Bern, Switzerland. In 2012 he earned a Master of Advanced Studies degree of the University of Berne in Cariology, Endodontology, and Pediatric Dentistry. In 2014 he was appointed senior lecturer for conservative dentistry. His research focus covers preventive dentistry, diagnostics, and endodontics

Lecture: VDW lecture 1 - Thursday 14th Silver Hall 14:30 Full session information

Dr Yuan Ling (Paula) Ng

Dr Yuan Ling (Paula) Ng

Dr Ng is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Endodontology at UCL Eastman Dental Institute; she is the Programme Director for the MSc in Endodontics and the MClinDent in Endodontology and a specialist in Endodontics. She has lectured to both local and international professional bodies. Dr Ng’s research interests are focused on the effectiveness and long-term outcomes of endodontic treatment, which also formed the basis for her PhD. She has published widely in international peer-reviewed journals with over 40 peer-reviewed articles and 100 research abstracts. She is co-editor/co-author of Endodontics, 2014 (4th Edn, Elsevier Science) and contributed to chapters in a number of endodontology text books: The root canal biofilm 2015 (Editors: Luis Chávez de Paz, Anil Kishen & Christine Sedgley), Pathway of the Pulp 11th Edition 2015 (Editors: Kenneth M Hargreaves & Louis H Berman), Pathway of the Pulp 11th Edition 2015 (Editors: Kenneth M Hargreaves & Louis H Berman). Dr. Ng’s other professional commitments include her membership of the scientific committee of the British Endodontic Society, and European Society of Endodontology (2009-2014), Associate editorship of the International Endodontic Journal (2009-2014). She is also a member of the UCL Eastman Athena Swan team.

Lecture: Laboratory studies (designing and running technical and biological studies) - Saturday 16th Copper Hall 09:45 Full session information

Giovanni Olivi

 Giovanni Olivi

FOTONA PRE-CONGRESS COURSE SPEAKER

Giovanni Olivi, MD, DDS graduated cum laude in Medicine and Surgery and in Dentistry at the University of Rome, Italy. He has lectured in the past fourteen years as a visiting professor in several European universities, currently he is Professor a.c. at the "Catholic University of Sacro Cuore”. His private practice in Rome is focused to Endodontics, Aesthetic and Paediatric Dentistry treatments. Dr. Olivi completed the postgraduate laser course at the University of Florence in 2002 and achieved the laser certification from ISLD in 2004. He also obtained his Advanced Proficiency from the Academy of Laser Dentistry in 2006 and achieved the Master status from ALD in 2009. In 2007 he received the "Leon Goldman Award" for clinical excellence from ALD. Dr. Olivi is an active member of the Italian Academy of Microscope Dentistry (AIOM), the Italian Society of Endodontics (SIE), the Italian Society of Pediatric Dentistry (SIOI) as well as an active member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). He is the author of over 60 peer-reviewed articles and beside several textbook chapters on dentistry topics, he is also the author of 4 books on laser applications in Dentistry: Laser in Dental Traumatology, Pediatric Laser Dentistry, Laser in Restorative Dentistry and Laser in Endodontics.

Lecture: Newest horizon in endodontic irrigation using PIPS: tips and tricks - Pre-congress course: Fotona 14:50 Full session information

Shanon Patel

 Shanon Patel

Dr. Shanon Patel

BDS, MSc, MClinDent, MRD, PhD, FDS, FHEA

Consultant Endodontist / Senior Lecturer

I divide my time between working in a large multi-disciplinary specialist practice in central London (4 days/week), and teaching future Specialist Endodontists inthe Postgraduate Unit at Kings’ College London Dental Institute (KCL) (1 day/week).

My PhD thesis assessed the use of CBCT in the management of Endodontic problems. I am actively involved in research, and have co-supervised over 40 Masters and PhD students.

My primary research interests reflect some of the interesting challenges I face in everyday clinical practice and include survival of teeth, managing dental trauma, and the use of CBCT in Endodontics. These research themes are translated directed into clinical practice which has also resulted in me regularly lecturing on these topics both nationally and internationally.

I have been the lead author of National and European (ESE) guidelines on dental imaging in Endodontics.

I have published over 60 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals and have co-edited 4 textbooks; ‘Principles of Endodontics’ is now in its second edition, and is a very popular undergraduate endodontic textbook, ‘Pitt Ford’s Problem Based Learning in Endodontics’ was one of the first PBL textbook in our specialty. ‘Cone Beam CT in Endodontics’ was published in 2016 and is aimed at users of small field, high resolution CBCT.

Lectures: Dentsply Sirona lecture 3 - Friday 15th Silver Hall 11:00 Full session information
The evidence base - CBCT - Saturday 16th Henry Le Boeuf Hall 11:00 Full session information

Eugenio Pedullà

 Eugenio Pedullà

SPONSORED SPEAKER FOR COLTENE

Dr. Eugenio Pedullà graduated with honors in Dentistry at the University of Catania in 2003, he obtained his Ph.D. at the same university in 2007 and Master's Degree at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome in 2008. Dr. Pedullà was Research Fellow, under the direction of Prof. E. Rapisarda, at the University of Catania on the topic: "The corrosion of nickel-titanium endodontic instruments" from 2009 to 2014. He is currently Researcher, and Professor in Dentistry, at the University of Catania where he is Clinincal Instructor teach relative of Conservative and Endodontics. Dr. Pedullà is an active member of the Italian Society Of Conservative Dentistry (SIDOC), and member of the Italian Academy of Endodontics (ALE), Endodontic Italian Society (SIE), International Member of American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and European Society of Endodontology (ESE). Dr. Pedullà is author of international publications (Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal etc..) and national (Dental Cadmos, Italian Journal of Endodontics) with particular reference to nickel-titanium instruments and Endodontics. He was speaker at national and international conferences, Dr. Pedullà has won the Garberoglio award of the Italian Endodontic Society (SIE) as the best Italian original research in 2014. Moreover, Dr. Pedullà acts as private practioner in his office in Catania practicing especially Endodontics and Operative Dentistry.

Lecture: Coltène lecture - Thursday 14th Silver Hall 16:30 Full session information

Ove Peters

 Ove Peters

OVE A. PETERS, DMD, MS, PHD

Dr. Peters was awarded a degree in dentistry (Dr. med dent) from the University of Kiel, Germany, in 1990. After two years in the Department of Neurophysiology at the University of Kiel, he served as an Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, from 1993 to 1996. Dr. Peters received post-graduate endodontic training at Zurich University Dental School (1997-2001) and at the University of California, San Francisco (2004-2006). He was an Associate Professor and Head of the Faculty Practice in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Zurich from 1996 to 2001. Dr. Peters also earned an Certificate in Endodontics and MS certificate in Oral Biology from UCSF and was board certified in endodontics in 2010. He received the Louis I. Grossman Award in 2012.

Dr. Peters is currently Professor and Co-chair of the Department of Endodontics at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry at the University of the Pacific, San Francisco and the Director of the Advanced Euducation Program in Endodontology.

His main scientific interests are the performance root canal instruments assessed by mechanical testing methods, three-dimensional imaging, and the efficacy of antimicrobial regimes in root canal treatment. More recently he became involved in endodontic biology and now runs a dental stem cell biology laboratory. Dr. Peters has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally. He has authored multiple chapters in leading textbooks and serves on the review panels and editorial boards of high-impact endodontic journals.

Lecture: The evidence base - canal shaping - Friday 15th Henry Le Boeuf Hall 09:00 Full session information

Dr Isabelle Portenier

Dr Isabelle Portenier

SPONSORED SPEAKER FKG

Dr Isabelle Portenier graduated in dentistry at the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 1995. She further completed a PhD in endodontic microbiology in 2005 and her specialisation in endodontology in 2007 at the University of Oslo, Norway. She has taught as clinical instructor at the Department of Endodontics, University of Bergen, Norway from 2007 to 2009. Dr Portenier currently holds a position as external Oberärztin at the Department of Preventive, Restorative and Paediatric Dentistry of the University of Bern, Switzerland and she is also a member of the research committee of the European Society of Endodontology. She maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Switzerland.

Lecture: FKG Lecture 1 - Thursday 14th Silver Hall 09:00 Full session information

Dr Dan-Krister Rechenberg

Dr Dan-Krister Rechenberg

Dr. Dan-Krister Rechenberg is a senior lecturer at the Division of Endodontology, Clinic for Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology, and Cariology at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He graduated in Germany from the University of Göttingen, School of Dental Medicine in 2005. After finishing dental school he worked at the University of Göttingen, and then the University of Zurich, where he received his doctoral degree in dentistry (Dr. med. dent.) in 2009. In 2012 Dr. Rechenberg completed the postgraduate endodontic program at the Univeristy of Zurich, became a certified member of the Swiss Society of Endodontology (SSE), and the European Society of Endodontology (ESE). Currently he is Co-Head of the postgraduate endodontic program at the Univeristy of Zurich. Dr. Rechenberg is on the editorial board of the International Endodontic Journal and acts as a reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics and other dental journals. In 2011 he won the ESE Wladimir Adlivankine Research Prize. His main research focus is currently on molecular diagnostics of pulpal and periapical disease.

Lecture: Conventional and molecular markers for endodontic diagnostics: Limits and possibilities - Thursday 14th Gold Hall 11:45 Full session information

Marga Ree

 Marga Ree

Marga Ree obtained her degree in dentistry from the University of Amsterdam in 1979. For the next five years she was a part-time staff member of the department of Cariology Endodontology Pedodontology, as well as being a clinical instructor in the central dental clinic of the University of Amsterdam. In 1998 she entered a postgraduate programme in endodontics, which she completed in 2001 with a Master of Science degree. She is a regular keynote speaker for dental and endodontic conferences, and has given over 190 presentations and hands-on courses in 30 countries all over the world. She is the primary author of several articles published in national and international journals and has contributed to several books on endodontics and restorative dentistry. Since 1980 she has had a private practice in Purmerend, which for the past seventeen years has been dedicated to endodontics.

Lecture: The use of calcium silicate cements in non-vital immature teeth - Saturday 16th Gold Hall 14:30 Full session information

Dr Paul Rosenberg

Dr Paul Rosenberg

Dr. Rosenberg is a Professor in the Department of Endodontics at New York University College of Dentistry. From 1990-2013 he was Chair and Director of the Advanced Education and International Programs in Endodontics. He also served as the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs from 2000-2006.

In 2001 he won the University’s highest award for teaching, The Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2007 NYUCD opened the Paul and Maxine Rosenberg Postgraduate Educational Wing, an area dedicated to the use of postgraduate students. He served as a Director of The American Board of Endodontics from 2002-2008.

Dr. Rosenberg has lectured at over 30 dental schools and meetings in the United States and internationally on the subject of Endodontic pain and its management.

He has published extensively on the diagnosis and treatment of pain in juried journals and textbooks. In 2014 his textbook titled, Endodontic Pain: Diagnosis, Causes, Prevention, Treatment was published by Springer Publishing.

Dr. Rosenberg will receive the I.B. Bender Lifetime Educator Award from the American Association of Endodontists at their annual meeting in 2017.

Lecture: Endodontic pain: predisposing factors - Thursday 14th Gold Hall 09:45 Full session information

Dr Ilan Rotstein

Dr Ilan Rotstein

Dr. Ilan Rotstein is Professor and Chair of Endodontics, Orthodontics and General Practice Residency, and Associate Dean at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, U.S.A. He is also an Ambassador Member of the University of Southern California. He has served in leadership roles for various dental organizations including Chair of the Research Committee of the International Federation of Endodontic Associations, member on committees of the American Association of Endodontists, European Society of Endodontology and as scientific reviewer for international endodontic and dental journals. He has also served as President of the Southern California Academy of Endodontists, Israel Endodontic Society, International Association for Dental Research- Israel Division, and Chair of the Israel National Board of Diplomates in Endodontics.

Dr. Rotstein has published over 150 scientific papers and research abstracts in the dental literature as well as chapters in international endodontic textbooks including Ingle’s Endodontics, Pathways to the Pulp, Endodontics: Principles and Practice, Seltzer and Bender's Dental Pulp, and Harty's Endodontics in Clinical Practice. He is the Editor-in-chief of the 7th edition of the classic textbook Ingle’s Endodontics and web editor of the 11th edition of Pathways to the Pulp. Dr. Rotstein has lectured extensively in more than twenty-five countries throughout five continents.

Lecture: Tooth discolouration and bleaching of non-vital teeth - Friday 15th Gold Hall 17:15 Full session information

Edgar Schäfer

 Edgar Schäfer

Dr. Edgar Schäfer is Professor and Head of the Central Interdisciplinary Ambulance at the School of Dentistry, University of Münster, Germany. In 2006 Dr. Schäfer received the call as Chair of the Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology at the University of Leipzig, Germany. He served as President of the German Society of Operative Dentistry (DGZ) and is currently executive board member of the German Society of Endodontology and Dental Traumatology (DGET).

Dr. Schäfer is a certified specialist in Endodontology of the DGET, an active and certified member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), an associate member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE). He is currently Managing Editor-in-Chief of the journal “ENDO – Endodontic Practice Today” and Associate Editor of the journal “Odontology”. He is Co-Editor of the English textbook “Problems in Endodontics: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment”, author of a German textbook on Endodontic Emergency Treatment, and has published more than 180 papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than 30 book chapters.

Lecture: How to shape canals - Friday 15th Gold Hall 11:45 Full session information

Ralf Schlichting

 Ralf Schlichting

SPONSORED SPEAKER FOR FOTONA

Practice limited to endodontics

Specialist of Endodontology of the German Society of Endodontology and Traumatology (DGET)

Certified Member ESE

Board Member of the German Society of Endodontology and Traumatology (DGET)

International lecturer on endodontic topics

Lecture: Fotona lecture - Friday 15th Silver Hall 16:30 Full session information

Juan José Segura-Egea

 Juan José Segura-Egea

Prof. Dr. Juan J. Segura-Egea (MD, PhD, DDS) born in Jaen (Andalucía, Spain) in 1959. He got the degree in Medicine in 1982 from the University of Sevilla, Spain. He received his PhD degree in 1991 from Dpt. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Sevilla, Spain. He got the degree in Dentistry at the same University in 1995. He is currently Chairman and Professor of Endodontics, as well as Director of the Master in Endodontics, at the University of Sevilla, Dental School (Sevilla, Spain).

Prof. Segura-Egea started his research activity in 1991. Since then he has authored 92 papers in international peer reviewed journals (H index = 22) and 160 papers in other scientific journals. Is editor of Endodoncia, the official journal of the Spanish Society of Endodontology (AEDE), and is reviewer in several journals included in JCR (Oral Diseases, International Endodontic Journal, Archives of Oral Biology, Journal of Periodontal Research). Prof. Segura-Egea is an Active Member of the AEDE and Certified Member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE).

Web Page: http://personal.us.es/segurajj/ ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-0427-9059 Research ID: A-6312-2009

Lecture: The evidence base - systemic health and Endodontics - Friday 15th Henry Le Boeuf Hall 16:30 Full session information

Dr Hagay Shemesh

Dr Hagay Shemesh

Hagay was born in Tel Aviv and graduated the dental faculty in Jerusalem, Israel in 1990. He graduated from the post-graduate endodontic program in Jerusalem in 2000 and then immigrated to the Netherlands and started teaching the undergraduate endodontic course at the Academic Centre for dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA). He then started his PhD project and graduated in 2009 cum laude from the University of Amsterdam defending his PhD thesis “new insights into the root canal wall”. He is now chair of the division of endodontics in ACTA , is the Dutch representative to the European Association of Endodontology, and is a member of the scientific referee board of the Journal of Endodontics. He also works in a private practice limited to endodontics in Amsterdam.

Lecture: Effect of endodontic procedures, age and dehydration on root dentine - Saturday 16th Silver Hall 09:00 Full session information

Dr Stéphane Simon

Dr Stéphane Simon

Stéphane SIMON has been qualified as Doctor in Dental Surgery in 1994 at the University of Reims. He completed in 2009 his PhD in Pulp Biology in the frame of a co-supervised Thesis between the Paris Diderot University (Paris 7) and the University of Birmingham (UK). In february 2016, he passed his “Habilitation à diriger des recherches” (Paris Diderot University). He used to work in a private practice limited into endodontics for 18 years before joining the staff of Paris Diderot University for a a full time academic career. To date he is full time teacher/researcher/Hospital clinician, and has been appointed as Professor in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics in 2016. He is the director of the Postgraduate Endodontic Program at Paris Diderot University (3 years full time program) and is highly involved in teaching and research (Clinical and basic research). His time is 50% devoted to the clinical practice (Groupe Hospitalier Pitié Salpêtrière) and 50% to Basic Science and clinical research about Tissue engineering and dental Pulp healing/regeneration. He works as a Researcher in Paris Diderot University (Laboratory INSERM UMR1138) and as Associate Researcher at University of Birmingham. Today, his main interest is about Tissue engineering, cell and molecular Biology of pulp tissue (Basic science and clinical practice), and modern techniques for teaching (E learning, flipped classroom, MOOCs, etc.) He authored 27 scientific per reviewed papers, and 50 clinical publications (French and international), 6 french books and 6 book chapters.

Lecture: Pulp healing - Thursday 14th Gold Hall 17:15 Full session information

Prof Philippe Sleiman

Prof Philippe Sleiman

Prof. Philippe Sleiman is a practicing clinician, internationally renowned speaker, and university professor; author of multiple articles in JOE, Roots, and Dental Tribune and one Book, inventor of dental instruments, and an avid traveler. He works in his private practice in his native Beirut and is Chief Endodontist in three clinics in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He holds DDS, MSc, and Doctorat in Science degrees and is Adjunct Assistant Prof at University of North Carolina and Ass Prof at the Lebanese University

Lectures: Ideal root canal treatment, from shaping to chemical preparation to 3D sealing of the system - Pre-congress course Kerr Endodontics 14:00 Full session information
Kerr Endodontics Lecture - Thursday 14th Silver Hall 13:45 Full session information

Damir Snjaric

 Damir Snjaric

FOTONA PRE-CONGRESS COURSE SPEAKER

Dr. Snjaric graduated in 1999 from the University of Rijeka’s Medical faculty, School of Dental Medicine, where he became an assistant at the Department of Dental Pathology. He attended post-graduation studies at the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Dentistry, where he received his MSc degree in 2005. Since 2007 he works in a private dental practice and in 2012, he received a PhD from the University of Rijeka, with his dissertation on the field of endodontic irrigation. Since 2014 he has also worked as an associate at his alma mater’s School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics. He is a member of various dental societies, including the Croatian Society of Endodontology, the European Society of Endodontology, and the Laser and Health Academy. Dr. Snjaric uses dental lasers on a daily basis in his clinical practice and promotes laser-assisted dentistry as a lecturer and trainer, holding courses on the use of diode, Nd:YAG and Er:YAG lasers.

Lecture: Apical irrigant extrusion during Laser Activated Irrigation compared to conventional endodontic irrigation regimens - Pre-congress course: Fotona 15:40 Full session information

Carlos A Spironelli Ramos

 Carlos A Spironelli Ramos

SPONSORED SPEAKER FOR ULTRADENT

Carlos A. Spironelli Ramos DDS, MS, PhD graduated in dentistry in 1987 in Brazil. He finished his residency in endodontics in Brazil in 1990. From 1991 to 1993, he attended the master’s program in endodontics, receiving a Master of Science degree. He then began the PhD program in endodontics, completing it in 1997, the same year he published his first book. From 1995 to 2012, He worked as a professor of endodontics at the State University of Londrina, where he coordinated the endodontics sector. During this same time, he published three books and wrote more than a dozen chapters for various endodontics books. Professor Ramos is currently a partial time adjunct professor at Roseman University of Health Sciences in South Jordan, Utah, as well as the R&D Endodontics Clinical Advisor at Ultradent. He was granted three international patents, which have brought different devices to the world marketplace that use these patented technologies. He performs many lectures, hands-on workshops, and conferences worldwide each year, having visited over 40 countries. All this has been accomplished while working part-time exclusively as an endodontic specialist at his private office from 1987 to 2012.

Lectures: Simplifying endodontics using evidence-based decision making process - Pre-congress course: Ultradent 14:00 Full session information
Ultradent Lecture - Thursday 14th Silver Hall 17:15 Full session information

Dr Yoshitsugu Terauchi

Dr Yoshitsugu Terauchi

Yoshitsugu Terauchi D.D.S., PhD

Dr. Terauchi is a part-time lecturer at Tokyo Medical & Dental University and maintains a private practice limited to endodontics since 1998.

He earned his DDS in 1993 and completed his residency at Tokyo Medical & Dental University in 1995, where he also received his PhD from the Department of Endodontics. He has published several articles in peer- reviewed journals nationally and internationally. He also authored in several chapters in textbooks including 11th edition of “ Pathways of the Pulp”. He has lectured nationally and internationally and was exposed twice on National TV, for modern endodontics.

Lecture: Safe and predictable techniques to remove fractured instruments from root canals - Friday 15th Gold Hall 09:45 Full session information

Dr Matthew Thomas

Dr Matthew Thomas

Dr Thomas is a Consultant and Senior lecturer in Restorative Dentistry. He is registered as a specialist in Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Periodontics in the UK. He works in the department of Restorative Dentistry at the Cardiff University Dental Hospital and in private practice. He received his MRD in Endodontics from the Royal College of surgeons of Edinburgh. He is a member of the British Endodontic Society and Association of Dental Implantology as well as several other professional societies. He has several articles published in the peer reviewed literature.

His main clinical interests lie in surgical aspects of Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics and Implant Dentistry. Specifically he manages complex cases with an integrated and multidisciplinary approach.

Lecture: Use of membranes and bone substitutes in microsurgical endodontics - Saturday 16th Gold Hall 11:00 Full session information

Leo Tjäderhane

 Leo Tjäderhane

Leo Tjäderhane was born 1962 in Ylitornio, Lapland, Finland. He graduated from the University Oulu, Finland in 1986, where he also received his PhD in 1995 and the licensed specialty in cariology, restorative dentistry and endodontology in 2000. He worked as the post-doctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vacouver, Canada, in 1995-1996, as an assistant professor at the Department of Endodontology, University of Toronto in 2001-2002 and at the University of Helsinki, Finland in 2002-2003. Later, he worked as a research fellow for the Academy of Finland in 2003-2008, after which he was appointed as a professor at the University of Oulu in 2008. He is currently holding the position as the professor and head of the Division of Cariology and Endodontology at the University of Helsinki, where he is also the head of the undergraduate dental program and the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases (Formerly the Institute of Dentistry). He also has a part time research manager position at the University of Oulu. Leo’s research interests include the dentin-pulp complex biology and pathology and the adhesion of composites. He has published over 190 scientific original or review articles in international and more than 40 articles in national journals, and supervised two MSc and 10 PhD theses. Since 2012, he has served as the member of the ESE Executive Board and the head of Research Committee.

Lecture: The structure and roles of dentine - Friday 15th Gold Hall 09:00 Full session information

Dr Jorge Vera

Dr Jorge Vera

JORGE VERA DDS

Graduated from the National University of Mexico in 1989, Postgraduate Endodontic Certificate from Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, Boston Mass. USA 1993, Professor of Endodontics University of Tlaxcala, Mexico. Recipient of the Samuel Seltzer award from the Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics Journal in 2005. Scientific advisory Board Member for the Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal and the International Journal of Endodontic Rehabilitation, Ex- President of the Mexican Association of Endodontists. More than 400 lectures in 30 countries around the world including the European Endodontic meeting and the American Association of Endodontists meeting. 80 Endodontic articles published and 2 chapters in the books, Irrigation in Endodontics 2015 and Endodoncia 2011. Private Practice limited to Endodontics since 1993.

Lecture: Endodontic management of the endodontic-periodontic lesion - Saturday 16th Gold Hall 11:45 Full session information

Dr Marco Versiani

Dr Marco Versiani

Dr. Versiani received his degree in Dentistry in 1992. Since 1994, he has been working part-time in the Brazilian Military Police Dental Department in which, recently, he was promoted with the grade of Lieutenant Colonel. He is a certified specialist in Endodontics (1999), but also in Didactics (1998) and Bioethics (2003). In 2012, Dr. Versiani concluded his Master Degree and PhD studies at the University of Sao Paulo, in which he is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. He has authored 4 chapter books in Endodontics and written more than 60 peer-reviewed papers, being a member of the scientific advisory panel for the International Endodontic Journal and Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Versiani has lectured worldwide focusing on his main research interests that are the influence of root canal anatomy on endodontic procedures using non-invasive 3D X-ray micro-computed tomography, towards the improvement of both chemical and mechanical debridement of root canals.

Lectures: Update on root canal anatomy in a 3D world - Thursday 14th Gold Hall 14:30 Full session information
New trends in dentinal crack research: the Walking Dead Project - Saturday 16th Silver Hall 11:00 Full session information

Dr Anca Virtej

Dr Anca Virtej

Dr. Virtej has received her dental degree from the “Carol Davila” University, Bucharest, Romania, in 2002, where she also worked at the Departments of Endodontics and Periodontology. She had two research stays at the Department of Endodontics, University of Duesseldorf, Germany. In 2006 she completed a doctoral degree in Periodontology at the University of Bucharest, where she continued her teaching activity, along with clinical work in the private sector limited to endodontics. Since 2010 she has been working at the University of Bergen, Norway, where she received a PhD in basic endodontic research and also completed her postgraduate studies in 2016. She has several publications in the field of Endodontics and has presented results of her work at various scientific meetings. In 2015 she received the price of the Norwegian Dental Association for special merits in dental research and teaching.

Lecture: From caries to apical periodontitis - state of current knowledge - Thursday 14th Gold Hall 16:30 Full session information

Thomas von Arx

 Thomas von Arx

Dr. von Arx graduated in 1980 at the University of Bern/Switzerland. He specialized in Oral Surgery. He spent a research year at UTHSC at San Antonio/Texas in 1999 (Dept. of Periodontics). Thereafter he joined the Dept. of Oral Surgery and Stomatology, University of Bern/Switzerland. Dr. von Arx became Associate Professor at the same department in 2008. Recently, he spent a 6-month sabbatical at the Department of Anatomy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Dr. von Arx has lectured on all five continents and has authored/co-authored 174 papers / book chapters. Apical microsurgery is his main field of clinical work and research.

Lecture: The evidence base - endodontic surgery - Friday 15th Henry Le Boeuf Hall 14:30 Full session information

Dr Julian Webber

Dr Julian Webber

Dr Julian Webber, BDS, MS, DGDP, FICD qualified from Birmingham Dental School.

A recipient of the prestigious Charles Freeman Scholarship of the American Dental Society of Europe, he was the first UK dentist to achieve a Master of Science degree in endodontics (Northwestern University Dental School, Chicago, USA). Dr Webber has held teaching positions both at Guy’s Hospital and at the Eastman in London, at the same time maintaining a practice limited to endodontics in Harley Street in Central London. Dr Webber has written for numerous journals and textbooks on endodontics, is the editor-in-chief of Endodontic Practice journal and has lectured worldwide teaching general dentists and endodontists modern endodontic skills. He is the co-inventor of Dentsply Maillefer’s WaveOne® launched in 2011 and the latest version, WaveOne® Gold, both single NiTi files for use in reciprocation.

Lectures: Shaping canals with confidence - Dentsply Sirona 09:00 Full session information
Dentsply Sirona lecture 1 - Thursday 14th Silver Hall 11:00 Full session information

John Whitworth

 John Whitworth

John Whitworth is Professor of Endodontology at Newcastle University, where he’s led undergraduate and postgraduate Endodontology and specialist hospital Endodontic services for more than 20 years. His broader roles include Director of Student Progress, Lead Pastoral Tutor and School Engagement Lead. He is past-President of the British Endodontic Society and currently serves on the Executive Board of the European Society of Endodontology, where he chairs the Education & Scholarship Committee. He also chairs the Association for Dental Education in Europe Special Interest Group for Endodontic teachers. For 10 years he was Assistant Editor/Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the International Endodontic Journal. An active teacher, clinician and researcher he has published more than 70 papers in peer reviewed journals, and edited and contributed to a number of textbooks including Textbook of Endodontology (formerly Bergenholtz et al) and the 10th and 11th Editions of Pathways of the Pulp.

Nairn Wilson

 Nairn Wilson

Nairn Wilson, Immediate-past President of the British Dental Association, is Emeritus Professor of Dentistry, King’s College London, where he was Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Dean and Head of the College’s internationally renowned Dental Institute between 2001 and 2012, and Deputy Vice Principal (Health) between 2009 and 2012, before being appointed Honorary Professor of Dentistry (2012-2016). Nairn’s many other positions in dentistry have included Editor of the Journal of Dentistry (1986-2000), Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (1995-1998), President of the Academy of Operative Dentistry European Section (1998-2000), President of the General Dental Council (1999-2003), Co-chair of the Forum of European Heads and Deans of Dental Schools (2007- 2012) and more recently Professional Strategic Executive, European Federation of Periodontology (2012 to date). His current interests are healthcare regulation, international trends in dental education, and future developments in the clinical practice of dentistry. He continues to author and edit many different contributions to the dental literature, while serving as Patron or Trustee of various dental charities. His various honours and awards include a Dentistry Lifetime Contribution Award, the Award of Excellence of the Academy of Operative Dentistry European Section, and the John Tomes Medal of the British Dental Association.

Ghassan Yared

 Ghassan Yared

SPONSORED SPEAKER FOR VDW

Professor Ghassan Yared is an endodontist practicing in Ontario, Canada.

He completed his endodontic specialty training at University Paris VII, (Paris, France) in 1987 and obtained his M.Sc. from the Lebanese University (Beirut, Lebanon) in 1994.

Professor Yared has been extensively involved in teaching. He joined the Faculty of Dentistry Lebanese University in Beirut, Lebanon in 1988 and became Professor and Head of the Department of Endodontics; he also created and chaired the Department of Research. He joined the Department of Endodontics at the University of Toronto, Canada in 1999 for a full-time position as Assistant Head of the Department of Endodontics and Director of the Endodontic Undergraduate Programme. He remained at that position as Associate Professor until summer 2004. He was Acting Head of the Department of Endodontics for 2003 and 2004. Professor Yared has been elected for 4 consecutive years as the "Best Teacher of the Year", and has received the "Master Bruce Howard Award for Excellence in Teaching" the highest teaching award at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.

Professor Yared has supervised the research projects of graduate endodontic students at the University of Toronto and has published extensively in peer-reviewed international endodontic journals. He has also given numerous lectures and continuous education courses worldwide.

Professor Yared is a reviewer for the International Endodontic Journal, the Journal of Endodontics, Endodontic Topics, and for Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics. He is also a member of the Canadian Academy of Endodontology and the American Association of Endodontists

Lecture: VDW lecture 2 - Friday 15th Silver Hall 14:30 Full session information

Matthias Zehnder

 Matthias Zehnder

Matthias Zehnder was born 1969 in St. Gall, Switzerland. He graduated from the University of Bern School of Dental Medicine in 1994, where he received his doctoral degree in dentistry (Dr. med. dent.) in 1996. Subsequently, he worked in private practice and part-time as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Oral Cell Biology, University of Bern School of Dental Medicine. Between 1998 and 1999, he was employed at the Department of Oral Biology and Periodontology, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He then took a specialist training in Endodontology at Columbia University, from which he graduated in 2001. In addition, Matt has completed a PhD at Turku University (Finland) in 2005, and has received a Docent title from the University of Zurich in 2007. Currently, he is the tenured head of the Division of Endodontology at the Clinic of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology, and Cariology, University of Zurich. Matt’s main research interests are to develop dental biomaterials, diagnose pulpal disease using molecular markers, and to improve approaches to disinfect dental hard tissues. He is a former associate editor of the International Endodontic Journal, current editor-in-chief of the Swiss Dental Journal, and on the editorial board of some other scientific journals.

Lectures: The evidence base - biofilms and irrigants - Thursday 14th Henry Le Boeuf Hall 16:30 Full session information
Irrigation – sense and sensibility - Friday 15th Copper Hall 09:00 Full session information

Nicola Zitzmann

 Nicola Zitzmann

N. Zitzmann is Professor at the Clinic for Periodontology, Endodontology and Cariology at the University of Basel (representative of the head of the Department). She is an ITI fellow and education delegate for Switzerland, board member of the International College of Prosthodontics, and member of the Swiss Society of Periodontology (SSP) and the Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry (SSRD). N. Zitzmann received her Dental Degree at the University of Aachen, Germany in 1991, finished her doctoral dissertation in 1992 and worked as an assistant in private practice for 2.5 years. From 1994 to 1997, she completed the postgraduate program at the Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences in Zurich. From 1997, N. Zitzmann worked as Assistant Professor at the Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and TMJ Disorders at the University of Basel and completed the specialist training in Reconstructive Dentistry in 2001. She finished her habilitation thesis in prosthodontics in 2004. N. Zitzmann has been a Visiting Assistant at the Department of Periodontology at the University of Göteborg, Sweden, and achieved her Ph.D. degree in the field of Periodontology in 2006.

Lecture: Managing anterior tooth loss in adolescence - Thursday 14th Copper Hall 11:45 Full session information

Dag Ørstavik

 Dag Ørstavik

Dr. Dag Ørstavik (born 1946) received his dental degree from Dental Faculty of the University of Oslo in 1969, and completed his specialization in endodontics at the University of Oslo in 1984. He has taught and practiced endodontics as a professor at the University of Oslo and as a visiting and adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and maintains a part-time private practice in Oslo.

Dr. Ørstavik worked for two years as a research associate in Birmingham, Alabama, and received his PhD (dr. odont.) from the University of Oslo in 1977 on bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation.

From 1978 to 2004, Dr. Ørstavik was a Senior Scientist at NIOM – Nordic Institute of Dental Materials, where he worked with endodontic materials and ran clinical testing programs at the institute. He is currently Professor in the Department of Endodontics at the Dental Faculty of the University of Oslo, where he was Head of Department from 2004 until 2016.

Dr. Ørstavik has served as Treasurer of the European Society for Endodontology and as President of the Norwegian Endodontic Society. He has been board member and associate editor of endodontic journals. He is editor of the textbook, Essential Endodontology: Prevention and Treatment of Apical Periodontitis.

His main interest is in the field of clinical endodontic research, with special emphasis on radiographic analyses of treatment outcome and the effects of medicaments and root filling materials. He has also published on technological and biological effects of endodontic materials and the effects of medicaments and materials on various oral microbes.

Lecture: The evidence base - canal filling - Friday 15th Henry Le Boeuf Hall 11:00 Full session information

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