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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.

Antonis Chaniotis

 Antonis Chaniotis

Chaniotis Antonis graduated from 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 the last ten 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. From 2012 to 2014 he served as Clinical fellow teacher at the University of Warwick, Warwick dentistry UK. He lectures nationally and internationally and he has published articles in International peer review Journals and textbooks. He currently serves as an active member of the Hellenic Society of Endodontology (ESE full member society), a certified member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) and international member of American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

Paul Cooper

 Paul Cooper

Professor Paul Cooper obtained a BSc (Hons) in Genetics from Leeds University (1992) and received his PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK, in Cancer Sciences (1995). He was then a post-doctoral researcher at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, New York, US, working on the molecular genetics of cancer, eye and ear predisposing syndromes. He subsequently returned to the UK to work for Novartis in the area of molecular therapeutic target identification in lung disease. In 2000 he joined the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham and became Professor of Oral Biology in 2012.

Paul conducts research into dental tissue regeneration, the inflammatory/immune aspects of oral and dental disease and in the biomaterials area with particular focus in pulp biology. In 2010, he received the prestigious Young Investigator Award from the International Association for Dental Research. He has served as President of the European Society of Dental and Craniofacial Stem Cells, is currently the Mineralised Tissue Group (MINTIG) Chair for the British Society for Oral and Dental Research (BSODR) and is a councillor on BSODR Management Committee. Paul has over 130 full publications (Google Scholar h-index=45) and authored several book chapters in the field of pulp biology and regenerative endodontics. He has supervised over 30 PhD students. Paul serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Endodontics and Journal of Periodontal Research. He has delivered over 30 invited lectures around the world. Paul has received significant funding from research councils, charities and industry to support his research.   Paul completed his postgraduate certificate in learning and teaching in higher education (PGCILTHE) in 2003, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and heads up Oral Biology teaching.

He is currently the Director of Research and Deputy Head of School at the School of Dentistry.

Hal Duncan

 Hal Duncan

Hal Duncan: BDS, FDS RCS, MClin Dent(Endo), MRD RCS, PhD

A University of Glasgow graduate, he initially worked in general dental practice, various dental schools as well as several specialist endodontic practices in Northern Ireland and England. He received postgraduate endodontic speciality training in Guy’s Hospital from 2002-2006, which included a collaborative research study with Dr Ram Nair (in the University of Zurich) on MTA pulp capping. He has worked since 2008 at Trinity College Dublin as an Academic Consultant in Endodontics, while completing an external PhD in the University of Birmingham with Professor’s Cooper and Smith and Dr Garry Fleming in the area of epigenetics, pulpal regeneration and biomaterials in 2016. In 2013 and 2016 he received two (IADR and EMBO-sponsored) fellowships in New York University with Profs Nicola Partridge and Emi Shimizu on the role of epigenetic-modifying agents on pulpal mineralisation. He currently supervises several clinical and scientifically trained PhD students in basic translational pulp biology. He has received several research grants as a principal investigator, has written ten book chapters and edited 2 textbooks including “Clinical approaches in endodontic regeneration - Current and emerging therapeutic perspectives” with Paul Cooper. In addition he has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed international journals and is an Associate Editor for the International Endodontic Journal. He is a committee member of the Irish Division of the IADR, the Chair of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) Membership Committee and a member of the ESE Executive Board. He is a past president of the Irish Endodontic Society. Outside endodontics, he remains a life-long supporter of St Johnstone, a small and fairly insignificant Scottish football team.

Ashraf Elayouti

 Ashraf Elayouti

Dr Ashraf ElAyouti received Bachelor degree in dentistry and doctor of dental surgery in 1988, Alexandria University. After serving 2 years in the Marine as a dental surgeon and another 5 years at the University of Hamburg, he received his doctoral degree, Dr. med. dent., in 1998. Subsequently he worked at the department of Conservative Dentistry, Division of Endodontology, Tübingen University. Since January 2005, head of Endodontology (prov.) and senior lecturer and supervisor of doctoral and research programs in Endodontology and associate Professor. His main research interests are physical properties of dentin and 3-D Dental Imaging.

Vittorio Franco

 Vittorio Franco

Dr Vittorio Franco graduated in Dentistry in 1990 at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. At the present moment Vittorio Franco is the Treasurer of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE). Vittorio Franco is active member and President elect of the Italian Association of Endodontists (SIE), and active member of the Italian Association of Dental Microscopy (AIOM). He was the secretary of the ESE 2011 Congress in Rome, member of the ESE membership committee and Secretary of the SIE. He won the “Riccardo Garberoglio”prize for the research in 2006 and 2016 and the prize for the best presentation in Barcelona Roots Summit in 2010. During his career he gave Pre-congress Courses, Workshop, and Presentations during many National and International Meeting and was lecturer in many University’s courses. Dr Franco is author of scientific articles related to Endodontics published on National and International Dental journals and chapters of books related to Endodontics. He is reviewer for many national and international journals and was member of the scientific committee of the GIE (Italian Journal of Endodontology). Dr. Franco works in Rome and London with clinical practice limited to Endodontics under microscopic magnification.

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 Associate 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 and restorative dentistry, teaching as senior 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 the pulp tissue.

Gianluca Gambarini

 Gianluca Gambarini

Full-time Professor; Head of the Endodontic Department, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Dental School; Director of Master of Endodontics in Sapienza. International lecturer and researcher, He is author of more than 400 scientific articles, He has lectured all over the world (more than 500 presentations) as a main speaker in the most important international congresses and many Universities worldwide. During his academic career he gained many awards and recognition, and was responsible of many scientific projects with national and international grants. He has focused his interests on endodontic materials and clinical endodontics. He is also actively cooperating as a consultant to develop new technologies, operative procedures and materials for root canal treatment. He is currently the Chairman of Clinical Practice Committee of ESE. He still maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Rome,Italy.

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.

Dan Rechenberg

 Dan 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). In 2017 he received the venia legendi (private docent title) from the University of Zurich. 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.

Domenico Ricucci

 Domenico Ricucci

Domenico Ricucci, MD, DDS Private Practitioner, Cetraro, Italy

Dr. Domenico Ricucci received his degree in General Medicine from “La Sapienza” University of Rome in 1982, and his DDS from the same University in 1985. Since then on he has maintained private dental practices limited to endodontics. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Ricucci was Professor of Cariology at “Magna Graecia” University of Catanzaro, Italy in 2002 -2003. He served in the Research Committee of the European Society of Endodontology from 1999 to 2005.

Dr. Ricucci’s primary research interest relates to pulpal and periapical tissue reactions to caries and treatment procedures, biofilms in endodontic infections, etiology of RTC treatment failure, pulp regeneration/revascularization. Since 1998 he has run his own histology laboratory and has developed considerable skills in hard tissue preparations for light microscopy.

Dr Ricucci has published 90 papers and has lectured both nationally and internationally. He has authored the Textbook and Atlas “Patologia e Clinica Endodontica”, the textbook and atlas “Endodontology. An integrated biological and clinical view”. He has also authored or co-authored fifteen book chapters.

Stéphane Simon

 Stéphane Simon

Professor Stéphane SIMON is full time academic teacher/researcher at Paris Diderot University with a clinical practice limited to Endodontics at Rouen Normandy Hospital. He is the director of the European Postgraduate Endodontic Program at Paris Diderot University (3 years full time program). His time is 50% devoted to the clinical practice and 50% to Basic Science/clinical research about Tissue engineering and dental Pulp healing. Today, his main interest is about Tissue engineering, cell and molecular Biology of pulp tissue (Basic science and clinical practice), and is highly involved into development of new techniques and concepts for graduate and postgraduate teaching (E learning, flipped classroom, MOOCs, etc.)

Luc van der Sluis

 Luc van der Sluis

Luc graduated in 1985 at the Academic Centre Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), the Netherlands, where he successfully completed the postgraduate endodontic program in 1993 under the guidance of prof. dr. P.R. Wesselink. He received his PhD degree in 2007 with the supervisors prof. dr. P.R. Wesselink and dr. M-K. Wu. Since 1993 Luc workes in a practice limited to Endodontics and held a position in research and teaching until 2010 at the Department of Cariology, Endodontology and Pedodontology at ACTA. From 2010 until 2012, Luc worked as professor at the University of Toulouse (France). Actually Luc is head of the Center for Dentistry and Oral Health at the University Medical Center of Groningen in the Netherlands and is Principal Investigator at the Kolff Institute (University of Groningen). Furthermore, he is (co)author of book chapters in international text books. Luc is frequently invited as invited lecturer on international conferences. The current focus of his research is the prevention of apical periodontitis, disinfection of the carious lesion and root canal system, which he systematically investigates with specialists in biofilm research, fluid dynamics and (sono) chemistry.

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