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Invited Speakers

Ronald L. EttingerRonald L. Ettinger
Professor Ronald L. Ettinger is an alumnus of Sydney University Dental School, – BDS, (1966);  MDS,  Prosthodontics (1970); Certificate Gerontology, University of Iowa, (1983); DDSc, Prosthodontics (1990). Dr. Ettinger is a fellow of the American and International College of Dentists, a Diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry. He is currently Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and the Dows Institute for Dental Research at the University of Iowa.  He is the Director of Geriatric Dental Programs at the University.   He is a past-president of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry and a geriatric dental consultant to the 800 bed Veterans Administration Psychogeriatric Hospital at Knoxville, Iowa.  Dr. Ettinger has published over 250 papers and over 20 chapters in textbooks.  He has lectured extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australasia. From 1995 to 2012 he was the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Special Care in Dentistry. The International Association of Dental Research in 2001 named him the Distinguished Scientist in Geriatric Oral Research, and in July 2010 he was named by IADR as a Distinguished Scientist in Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry. He is a past president of Sydney University Graduates’ Union of North America (SUGUNA).

Hugo De BruynHugo De Bruyn
Professor Hugo De Bruyn is professor and chairmen of the department of periodontology & oral implantology at the University of Ghent Belgium, responsible for undergraduate dental education. He is also the course director of the international postgraduate oral implantology program and postgraduate specialist program in periodontology. Clinical research of his group focuses on factors related to implant success, effect of smoking, immediate implant loading. He has given more than 500 national-international lectures/courses in the field of implantology/periodontology and published in international peer reviewed journals. Currently he is also a visiting Professor at the Department Prosthodontics of Malmo University Sweden.

Joke A.J. DuyckJoke A.J. Duyck
Professor Joke A.J. Duyck  currently holds the position of full professor at KU Leuven, she is also the President of the Implantology Research Group of the IADR, a member of the ‘Raad van de Tandheelkunde’ (advisory committee for the Belgian Minister of Health), and ombuds 2nd and 3rd bachelor dentistry. Her research interests include peri-implant bone biology: impact of mechanical loading, surface characteristics etc., and gerodontology.  Her editorial responsibilities include the following: associate editor of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, Associate editor of ‘Het Tandheelkundig Jaar’, Editorial board member of Clinical Oral Implants Research and the International Journal of Prosthodontics, Occasional reviewer for Journal of Clinical Periodontology, European Journal of Oral Sciences, Clinical Oral Investigations, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, and Tissue Engineering. She is also a member of several scientific organisations: IADR (International Association of Dental Research), EAO (European Association of Osseointegration) (member scientific Committee E.A.O. Barcelona, 2007), ICP (International College of Prosthodontists), AO (Academy of Osseointegration), ECG (European College of Gerodontology)

Klaus GotfredsenKlaus Gotfredsen
Prof. Klaus Gotfredsen, Dept. of Oral Rehabilitation at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, graduated in 1984 from the School of Dentistry, University of Aarhus. He received a Danish Ph.D. degree in 1990 from University of Copenhagen and a Swedish Ph.D. degree in 2001 from Dept. of Periodontology, Faculty of Odontology, Göteborg University. Dr. Gotfredsen has published more than 100 scientific papers in the fields of Implant and Prosthetic Dentistry. He serves as reviewer for a number of clinical and scientific journals and has lectured extensively in the field of Implant Dentistry. He is also the president of the educational committee, Scandinavian Society of Prosthetic Dentistry, and a member of a great amount of committees, as well as the former president of European Association for Osseointegration.

Stefan HicklinStefan Hicklin
Dr. med. dent Stefan Hicklin graduated in dentistry in 2002 at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Between 2003 and 2005 he worked part-­‐time in private practice and at the Clinic for Oral Surgery, University of Zurich. From 2005 until 2008 he was a postgraduate student at the Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Material Science, University of Zurich. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Fixed Prosthodontic, University of Bern.

Yrsa Le BellYrsa Le Bell
Professor Yrsa Le Bell currently works as the director of the Graduate Program in Clinical Dentistry at the Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland, and as a Specialist in Stomatognathic Physiology and Chief Hospital Dentist at the Clinic of Oral Diseases, Turku University Central Hospital, Turku, Finland. Over the years she has held many memberships in national and international societies and several positions of trust. She has supervised many doctoral thesis, and acted as a reviewer and referee in congresses and for scientific journals. Her research activity is mainly related to the field of temporomandibular disorders and occlusion.

Dr Martijn Moolenaar Martijn Moolenaar
Dr. Martijn C. Moolenaar graduated from the university of Amsterdam in July 1999, followed by a postgraduate private training in restorative dentistry for three years at the Dental Center in Hoofddorp. Dr. Moolenaar earned a specialist certificate in Oral Implantology  (NVOI). He holds membership in numerous dental professional organizations, including the American Equilibration Society and the American Academy for Fixed Prosthodontics. He is also a board member of the Dutch Academy for Restorative Dentistry (NVVRT) and Board member of the visiting committee of the Dutch academy for Oral Implatology. In 2011 he became an EPA board certified specialist in prosthodontics In addition, Dr. Moolenaar is co-researcher at the University Medical Center Groningen. Dr. Moolenaar has lectured nationally and internationally on restorative dentistry and implantology. As well as being a published author on aesthetically related dental topics. He maintains a private practice in Blaricum, The Netherlands.

MüllerFrauke Müller
Professor Frauke Müller currently works as chair for gerodontology and removable prosthodontics at the University of Geneva. Until 2003, she worked at the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry of the University of Mainz, Germany, where she received her habilitation (PD) in 1996. Thanks to fellowships, she had the opportunity to spend several years at the London Hospital Medical College, England (1988 and 1993/94). Professor Müller served on the board of several professional associations: ECG (European College of Gerodontology), GORG of IADR (Geriatric Oral Research Group) and the SSRD (Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry). (SSRD). Since 2010 she is President of the Swiss Society for Dentistry for elderly and handicapped persons (SGZBB). She is Associate Editor of Gerodontology and the textbook “Oral Healthcare and The Frail Elder”. Her research activity is mainly related to gerodontology, oral function as well as complete and implant prosthodontics.

Irena SailerIrena Sailer
Associate professor Irene Sailer graduated as med. dent from the University of Tübingen, Germany. Since 2003 she has worked as Senior lecturer at the Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Material Science, University of Zurich and since 2009 she has hold Adjunct Associate Professorship at the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, Robert Schattner Center, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
She holds a membership in the following professional and scientific organizations:  International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Swiss Society of Implantology (SGI), Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry (SSRD), Swiss Society of Odontology (SSO) and International Team for Implantology (ITI).

Leo TjäderhaneLeo Tjäderhane
Professor Leo Tjäderhane is the head of the Department of Cariology, Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics; Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland. His main areas of interest are pulp biology, especially the function of odontoblasts, enzymology in dentin-pulp complex: the role of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), cysteine cathepsins in dental physiology and pathology as well as composite adhesion, with specific interest in the role of enzymes in durability of adhesion. He has written over 130 articles in international scientific peer-reviewed publication series and over 40 articles in domestic scientific peer-reviewed publication series; one chapter in international scientific textbooks. Among other activities, he has acted as a referee for 16 international scientific journals and he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics and of the Editorial Board of the International Endodontic Journal.

Professor Bernd Wöstmann Bernd Wöstmann           
Professor, Dr. med. dent. Bernd Wöstmann currently holds the position of Chairman of the Department of Prosthodontics at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany.
Since 2002, he has acted as a 2. Vice-President of the Head Association of German Geriatric  Scientific Societies. Professor Wöstmann’s main areas of interest include dental biomaterials, clinical aspects of material science; impression taking in dentistry; implantology and gerodontology, long term follow-up studies of the behavior of dental restorations.

Prof. Dr. med. dent. Bjarni E. PjeturssonProf. Dr. med. dent. Bjarni E. Pjetursson, DDS, MAS
Dr. Pjetursson, received his DDS from University of Iceland in 1990. Form 1990 to 2000 he worked as a general dentist in his private clinic in Iceland. In 2000 he started his postgraduate training in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at the University of Berne, Switzerland. He received his specialist certificate (EFP & SSP) and Masters of Advanced Studies in Periodontology and Doctorate in Dentistry (Dr. med. dent) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Berne, Switzerland. From 2003 to 2005 he did his postgraduate training in Prosthodontics at the University of Berne, Switzerland. From 2005 he was an Assistant Professor and Senior lecturer at the Department of Periodontology and Fixed Prosthodontics, University of Berne.
Presently he is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Reconstructive Dentistry and Dean, Faculty of Odontology, University of Iceland. Dr. Pjetursson is an ITI Fellow and member of the editorial board of Clinical Oral Implants Research, European Journal for Oral Implantology. He has published extensively in resent years. He also given over 400 lectures in 40 countries around the world. His research interests are clinical studies in Implant Dentistry and evidenced based evaluation of different treatment modalities in Implant- and Prosthetic Dentistry.