Editorial Board

Editors

John E Nathan

University of Alabama
USA

Research Interest:
Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Management of Challenging behavior of Children; Exploring the Efficacy and Safety of various Pharmacotherapeutic regimens for managing challenging childhood dental anxiety and uncooperative behavior

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Nathan received his DDS from Northwestern University in 1975 and completed a one year General Practice Residency at the V.A. Hospital in Chicago in 1976. He completed the three-year Residency Program in Pediatric Dentistry and M.Dent Sc degree from the University of Connecticut in 1979. He served as Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry from 1979-86 and as Postgraduate Program Director at the University of Illinois from 1983-86, while serving as Visiting Assistant Professor, Depts. of Pediatrics and Surgery at Rush University Medical College from 1979-87. He is a Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow and Master, the American Society of Dentistry for Children, Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; he served as Consultant to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Site Review consultant for the Council on Dental Accreditation. Nathan currently serves as Adjunct Professor, Depts. of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Alabama, Birmingham, and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. He also serves as Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Nathan currently serves on the editorial board of four journals and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatal, Nursing and the Journal of Otolaryngology and Rhinology. He is attending house staff at Childrens Memorial Hospital/Robert and Ann Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago since 1990. Nathan has been engaged in private practice limited to pediatric dentistry in Oak Brook and St. Charles, IL since 1986. He serves as a national expert, lecturer and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry on child behavioral guidance and the pharmacological management of challenging pediatric dental patients. He is extensively published in this arena.
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Joseph J Massad

University of Tennesse
USA

Research Interest:
Prosthodontics; Restorative Dentistry

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Massad is in private practice in Tulsa, Okla, a Fellow of both the American and the International College of Dentists, a Regent of the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics, a member of the American Society of Dental Aesthetics, a Life time Member of the American Dental Association and is a honorary member of the American College of Prosthodontics. Currently, he holds faculty positions at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Mass; the department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio, Tex; Adjunct Associate Professor in Department of Restorative Dentistry, Loma Linda University and Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry, Memphis, Tennessee. He has previously held a faculty position at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Oklahoma, is a past Director of Removable Prosthodontics at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Arizona (2006 to 2010) and from 1992 to 2003 was an associate faculty at the Pankey Institute in Florida.
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Luiz Fernando Ferrari

School of Dentistry
USA

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Luiz Fernando Ferrari got his D.D.S. degree from the School of Dentistry in the University of Sao Paulo in 1996. He worked in his own office, in Brazil, performing general dentistry, oral surgery and temporomandibular joint dysfunction/orofacial pain treatment. However, to learn and understand more about pain physiology and pharmacology he went to the Medical School in the University of Sao Paulo at Ribeirao Preto. There, at the Department of Pharmacology, he got his Master’s and Ph.D. in Pharmacology/Neuroscience, researching the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the generation and maintenance of pain, and therapeutic strategies for treatment. He also worked as a Professor of Pharmacology & Therapeutics and Neurophysiology of Pain in the School of Dentistry in University of Sao Paulo at Ribeirao Preto, and was part of the team of Professors in the Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Orofacial Pain Specialization Course for several years, teaching and supervising students of the School of Dentistry in the clinic. Currently, he is working in the University of California at San Francisco, as a Research Pharmacologist, investigating the mechanisms involved in the transition from acute to chronic pain, as well as the neural basis of the chronic pain induced by inflammation, stress and as side effect of therapeutic drugs.
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Reda A Abdel Fattah

Dr. Reda Abdel Fattah & Dr. Mervat Alattar
USA

Research Interest:
Epidemiology of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Sleep-Disordered breaching; • Implementing evaluation and Management of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Sleep-Disordered breaching in Dental Practice

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Reda A Abdel-Fattah is a dentist with a special interest in prevention, diagnosis and management of Orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders as well as sleep-disordered breathing. He is a board certified, diplomate, fellow, and member of many organizations that deal with Dentistry, Oral-Facial Pain and Temporomandibular disorders. He has served as an expert in numerous medical-legal cases for the Department of Health of the State of Florida, defense and plaintiff attorneys. He lectured widely to local and National Health and Legal professionals. He is an author to many scientific articles and books that are listed below. He is a board examiner to the American Board of Craniofacial Pain. He is the chairman of the Craniofacial Pain and Dysfunctions section at Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic at Palm Beach State College.
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Curd Bollen

Consultant for Dyna Dental Engineering BV
USA

Research Interest:
Halitosis; Aesthetic Dentistry; Aesthetic Periodontology; Peri-implantitis; Short Implants

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Curd Bollen was born in ‘69 in Belgium. He studied dentistry at the universities of Hasselt and Leuven (‘87-‘92). Afterwards he started his training in periodontology and implantology, as assistant at the same Catholic University in Leuven (head: Prof. dr. D. van Steenberghe). In that same period, he began his PhD-research, which he finalised in ‘96 with his promotion. The title of his PhD-thesis was: “Full-mouth disinfection and hard surface smoothening reduce the subgingivalmicrobial load”. In ‘97 he received his MSc-diploma in periodontology and implantology at the same university. He has published more than 25 international scientific articles in peer reviewed dental journals. He also published 20 national articles. He is an editor of 3 online dental journals. In ‘98, he started a private clinic limited to periodontology, halitosis and implantology; first in Belgium, afterwards in the Netherlands. He remained part-time lecturer at different universities (Liege, Nijmegen, Bonn and Dusseldorf). In Düsseldorf he was clinical assistant professor till 2012. Since 2014, he is consultant for the Dutch implant company DYNA. In October 2015, he started a 3 year MClinDent-program in restorative and aesthetic dentistry at Tipton – City of London Dental School.
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Ziad N AL Dwairi

Jordan University of Science and Technology
Jordan

Research Interest:
Standards of clinical and laboratory procedures for construction of fixed and removable prostheses; Oral Infections related to removable prostheses; Infection Control; Esthetics Dentistry; Implant Dentistry; Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth; Periodontics-Restorative Dentistry Interface; Shortened Dental Arch

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Professor Ziad N Al Dwairi works as Vice Dean and Director of Dental Teaching Clinics at Faculty of Dentistry/ Jordan University of Science and technology. He is Professor of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at Jordan University of Science and Technology. He is the President of Jordanian Section of International Association for Dental Research. He is Jordan’s Representative at OSAP( Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures). He worked as vice president of the Restorative Dentistry Committee/ Jordan Medical Council and currently Member of the National Committee for contentious medical education/Jordan Medical Council and member of the advisory team of Dooox. He is a former member of University Council/Jordan University of Science and Technology and worked as Chairman of the Prosthodontics Department, Faculty of Dentistry/Jordan University of Science and Technology and a Former Dean Assistant/ Faculty of Dentistry/ Jordan University of Science and Technology. He is currently involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate students in all field of Prosthodontics in addition to involvement in advanced programs for MFDS Trainees, High specialty trainees and Advanced clinical trainees in Prosthodontic. He was a Member of the advisory group formed by FDI for publishing the Dental Ethics Manual in 2007 and carried out its translation into Arabic Language to be available to all Arabic natives.
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Alfonso Caiazzo

Centro Odontoiatrico Salernitano
Italy

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Dr. Alfonso Caiazzo received his dental degree at the University of Naples, Italy, in 1991. He went through a residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at TUFTS University in Boston, USA from 1993-1997. He was clinical instructor at the same University in the department of oral surgery in 1998. From 1997 to 1999 he did a fellowship in Implant dentistry at the New York University, New York USA. He is Visiting Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (Boston University). He is member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is President Elect of the Italian society of oral surgery and implant dentistry (SICOI) 2015-2016 and Vice President IAO (Italian Academy of Osteointegration) 2017-2018. Certified in Wilckodontics. He is Fellow of the European Federation of Oral Surgery Societies (EFOSS). He is founding member of the European Society of Dental & Craniofacial Stem Cells (ESDCSC). Co-editor of the book Orthodontically Driven Corticotomy , Wiley-Blackwell 2015. Co-author of the chapter Implant dentistry in Oral Surgery for the General Dentist, Wiley-Blackwell 2015. Author of several articles in International Journals. His office is located in Salerno, Italy, and his practice is limited to oral surgery and Implant dentistry.
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Mohamed Abdullah Jaber

Dubai College of Dental Medicine
UAE

Research Interest:
Oral Surgery

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Mohamed Jaber is a Professor of Oral Surgery and he is the Director of Oral Surgery Program in Hamdan Bin Mohamed College of Dental Medicine Dubai. He is the Chairman of Curriculum Development Committee. He completed his Ph D from Eastman Dental Institute, University of London. He is the member of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow- UK, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and Royal College of Surgeons England. He completed his MSc from Bristol Dental School. He is an Editor for many Peer reviewed journals. He is the reviewer for 25 different journals.
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Joseph Krajekian

Diplomate of American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
USA

Research Interest:
Temporomandibular Joint Disease; Total Joint Replacement surgery; Facial pain; Obstructive Sleep Apnea; 3D Printing in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Virtual surgery; Custom 3D titanium; Reconstructive surgery

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Dr. Krajekian is very well versed in all aspect of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with great emphasis in utilizing the most advance surgical techniques and technologies. He is forefront in utilizing virtual surgical planning in his reconstructive surgeries, orthognathic surgery and dental implants. Additionally, he has been creatively utilizing advances in adult stem cell research in his surgical reconstructions procedures in addition to platelet rich plasma. Most recently he is working with 3D custom titanium printing and early phase of 3D bone printing technology. He has special interests in maxillofacial reconstructive surgery, surgical and non surgical management of temporomandibular disorders, surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea, reconstructive orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma, dental implants, bone grafting procedures and wisdom teeth. He is actively involved in teaching and lecturing locally and nationally and was part of the curriculum committee of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry at the Cleveland Clinic. Additionally, he is co-founder of a one of a kind multidisciplinary team in the management of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. He is also founder for one of a kind virtual simulation course for management of medical emergencies at the dental office. He has numerous publications in various aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a clinical advisor for Zuga Medical an implant company headquartered in Cleveland Ohio and China. He is in charge of training and performing live surgery in front of large international dental groups. He is also a contributor to the Cleveland Clinic head and neck institute publication and serves as editor for the International Oxford Journal Surgical case reports in addition to being on the medical review board for Wikihow website.
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Mohamed Abdelmageed Mohamed

King Abdulaziz University
Saudi Arabia

Research Interest:
Dental ceramics and Zirconium post and cores; Fiber-reiforced composite restorations and Post/cores; Color & Dental esthetics; Base metal alloys; Wear and abrasion in dental ceramics; Optical properties of natural teeth and dental ceramics; Finite Element Analysis; Dental implant materials; Dental cements; Periodontal problems related to fixed prosthodontics

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Mohamed Awad BDS, MSc (Egypt), PhD (England) is an associate professor and consultant, Fixed Prosthodontic Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Tanta University, Egypt and King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. His work was concentrated on Fixed Prosthodontics researches. He is the president of Egyptian Association of Dental research section of international association for dental research since July 2010. He finished his Bachelor (1983) and Master degrees (1989) from Tanta University, Egypt and PhD degree from University Dental hospital of Manchester, United Kingdom in 1996. He was head of Fixed prosthodontics Department in King Abdulaziz University from Sept. 2003 for one year. Also he was course director for fixed prosthodontics for preclinical and clinical courses for several years. He is supervising and teaching postgraduate Saudi Board in Advanced Restorative Dentistry (SBARD) since year 2000. He published many research articles in ISI and International Journals. Also he presented researches in several international conferences including: Miami, San Diego, Seattle (USA), Singapore, Manchester & Bristol (England), Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah (Saudi Arabia), Dubai (UAE) and Egypt. He was awarded several awards including distinction in scientific research in King Abdulaziz University, 2008. Also he held several grants for conducting researches from different associations. He is Editor-in-chief of Journal of Oral Hygiene and Health and serves for editorial board and as a reviewer for many scientific international journals. His biographical profile has been selected by Marquis Whos Who for inclusion in Whos Who in the World® 2015 (32nd Edition).
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Essam Farouk Soussa

Mansoura University
Egypt

Research Interest:
Oral Biology; Salivary Glands; TMJ, Apoptosis; Lymph vessels of the oral cavity; Pulp stem cells

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Essam Farouk Soussa graduated from Alexandria University, Egypt (BDS 1980). He had pursued his Master Degree in Oral Biology (M.Sc.D.), November 1984 Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University. And a Philosophy Doctor (Ph.D.) in Oral Biology, April 1989 Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University. Worked in Oral Biology Department Faculty of Dentistry, Mansoura University from 28/8/1989, Attended Scientific Mission as a scholar contributions as Research following oral Biology in the University of Illinois at Chicago, college of Dentistry and Research studies in oral physiology in the Medical college of Georgia school of Dentistry from July 15 to October 11, 1996. Attended several workshops on medical education and professional developing, Developing effective teaching portfolios, Assessment strategies, Teaching & Assessing Professionalism, strategies for improving research outcomes. Had been Head of the Oral Biology Department from 18/12/2000 - 30/8/2002. Vice Dean of Postgraduate & Research in Dental Faculty from 21/10/2001 to 30/8/2002. Professor in College of dentistry, University of Dammam (Formerly King Faisal University) College Of Dentistry from 1/9/2002 to 1/9/2013. Currently, Professor in Oral Biology Department Faculty of Dentistry, Mansoura University. He is President of Egyptian Salivary glands Society, Membership in the Saudi dental society and Association des Medicines Franco-phones. Have been presented oral Presentations and posters in Local and International Conferences. He published more than 30 scientific publications in Egyptian and international journals. Recently he is editorial board member for the journal of dental, oral disorders & therapy & to EC dental science editorial panel, Reviewer for Cogent Biology
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Alfred Sze Lok Lau

The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Research Interest:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Implant dentistry

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Alfred Lau is an honorary clinical associate professor at the University of Hong Kong and Honorary consultant in Queen Mary Hospital for both undergraduates and postgraduates teaching. He is also currently a director in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Dental Implant and Maxillofacial Centre and Honorary consultant at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital. He is the founder and current President of Young Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Group of Hong Kong and he is actively working in promoting OMS around the region. Currently, he also holds the position of the Vice President of the Hong Kong Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Vice President of Hong Kong Society of Sedation and Anesthesia in Dentistry, committee member of Young Dentist Group of HKDA and Councilor of both the Asian and International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. His special interests are in implant dentistry especially immediate implant in the esthetic zone, orthognathic surgeries and cleft lip and palate surgeries. He has been invited to participate in various surgeries around the region and active in participating in voluntary services especially cleft lip and palate surgeries. He frequently speaks in conferences and courses both locally and internationally.
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Nafis Ahmad

Jamia Millia Islamia
India

Research Interest:
Prosthodontics; Implant Dentistry; Material Science; Maxillofacial Prostheses; Esthetic Dentistry and Lasers in dentistry

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Nafis Ahmad Graduated in 2005 and Post graduated in 2008 from King George medical University, Lucknow, India . He became senior lecturer at Kothiwal Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, India during 2008-2010. He is presently serving as an Assistant Professor at faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has research interest in material science, implant dentistry and maxillofacial prostheses. He has published more than 10 scientific papers in national and international journals and has given many oral and poster presentations in national and international conferences. He has been serving as a reviewer and in editorial board member in few journals.
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Dusan Surdilovic

Gulf Medical University
UAE

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Durgesh Nagesh Bailoor

University of Taif
Saudi Arabia

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Dr Durgesh Bailoor is currently with the Faculty of Dentistry, at university of Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is currently training the budding dentists in Health Informatics, Oral Radiology, Oral Diagnosis and he heads the section of Problem Based Learning. He was graduated from Government Dental College, Bombay India . His BDS and MDS are both from University of Bombay. He later completed many training courses but notable amongst them are M.Phil in behavioural sciences (sociology of health) from the British University of Trinidad and Tobago at St Augustine, Campus. He also trained in Management studies and acquired a Masters in hospital management (MBA) from Alagappa University, Chennai, India.
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M S Saravanakumar

Kannmani Dental Home
India

Research Interest:
Lasers in Pediatric Dentistry; Infant Tongue Tongue and Lip Tie; Tethered Oral Tissues Infants Kids and Adults

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M S Saravanakumar received his Masters in Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry (MDS) from College of Dental Sciences (CODS) Davangere, Karnataka 2007. He is a Best Outgoing student (MDS) with a University rank holder (RGUHS, Bangalore). He received Fellowship award 2014 from Indian Society for Dental Research (ISDR chapter of IADR). He is a senior consultant in Chennai Apollo hospitals. He had guest lectured extensively and conducted Laser Assisted Pediatric Dentistry (LAP-D)® National workshop in speciality conference (ISPPD). He is an Associate Editor in journal of dental health, oral disorders and therapy (JDHODT). Editorial team member in journal of head and neck physicians and surgeons (JHNPS).
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Evren Oztas

Istanbul University
Turkey

Research Interest:
Orthodontics; Clinical Research In Orthodontics; Orthognatic Surgery; Temporary Anchorage Devices; Self Ligating Brackets

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Evren Oztas is an Associate Professor that completed his dental education at the Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry and his Ph.D at Orthodontic Department of Istanbul University where he became an Associate Professor in 2012. He has over 100 publications and presentations. He attended many theoretical and practical courses in different countries. He won the Best Poster Researcher Award of Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry in 1996 and the International Orhan A. Okyay Research Prize in 2000. His researches won the First Winner award in 2014 at the 21st Scientific Meeting and 2nd Winner award in 2015 at the 22st Scientific Meeting of the Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry International Student Research Group Congresses. He also held the 2nd winner places at the Lecture Contests in 2014 and 2015 at the 61st Annual World Dental Congress of IADS and YDW and 61st International Association of Dental Students (IADS) Mid-Year World Dental Congress.
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Abbas R Zaher

University of Alexandria
Egypt

Research Interest:
Orthodontics

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Mostafa Ibrahim Fayad

Al-Jouf University
Saudi Arabia

Research Interest:
Complete Denture Occlusion and TMDs

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Fayad graduated with honors from College of Dentistry, Al-Azhar University in May 2002. After working a short time in Al-Azhar University Hospitals, he was selected for a residency in the Prosthodontic Department at Al-Azhar University. He completed his residency in May 2007. This residency provided him with advanced training skills in Removable Prosthodontics. He received his MDS Degree in June 2008. For the next three years, he served as an Assistant Lecturer of Removable Prosthodontics at Al-Azhar University. In June 2011, he received his DDS Degree. He joined Al-Azhar University as a Lecturer of Removable Prosthodontics in December 2011. He also served as a Lecturer of Removable Prosthodontics in British University in Egypt (BUE) in September 2013. He maintains his enthusiasm for education. He received Health Care Quality Diploma from Ain Shams University in November 2013. Currently, he serves as Assistant Professor of Removable Prosthodontics at Al-Jouf University in Saudi Arabia. He presented many lectures in the fields of Removable Prosthodontics; His lectures cover many topics including implant dentistry, Dental Occlusion, TMDs, Complete Denture, Partial Denture and Maxillofacial Prosthetics. He published in many acclaimed dental journals.
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Adnan Catovic

University of Zagreb
Croatia

Research Interest:
Fixed Prosthodontics; Biomechanics of Teeth And Prosthetic Appliances; Geriatric Dentistry and Dental Ergonomics

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Adnan Catovic is Full Professor of Fixed Prosthodontics and Geriatric Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb and Head of the Polyclinic Dental Clinic University Hospital Centre in Zagreb, Croatia. He is specialist and primarius in prosthodontics, graduated from the School of Dental Medicine in Zagreb in 1977. He was research assistant at the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry in Zagreb, University Lecturer and research associate in 1987. He was Associate Professor and senior research associate in 1995, Full Professor and scientific advisor in 1999, Head of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Zagreb from 1999 to 2001. He was Head of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, School of Medicine, Study of Dental Medicine, University of Rijeka, Croatia from 2001 to 2003. Now he is the Head of the Geriatric Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb. He was a lecturer at numerous scientific and professional conferences and has published over 150 scientific papers. He was a leader and principal investigator of the scientific project ”Teeth, materials and prosthetics appliances in adolescent and geriatric population” and author of two textbooks in Fixed prosthodontics and Geriatric dentistry.He is a Regular Member of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences, Editorial Board of the Journal of Dental Health, Oral Disorders & Therapy and EC Dental Sciences, Croatian Society for Prosthetic Dentistry, Croatian Medical Association, European Prosthodontic Association (EPA) and the European College of Gerodontology (ECG).
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Walid Elsayed

Gulf Medical University
UAE

Research Interest:
Dental Hard Tissues Formation; Genetic Disorders of The Dental Hard Tissues; Amelogenesis Imperfecta And Dentinogenesis Imperfecta

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Walid Elsayed is an academic (assistant professor), trained in dentistry and molecular medicine-based research. He completed his bachelor degree as a general dentist in 1996 (Cairo university-Egypt). He also completed my master degree of Dental Science (Suez Canal University- Egypt) in 2004 of which the title was “Ultrastructural and histochemical comparison of zinc deficiency between normal and diabetic rat buccal mucosa”. The research was undertaken in the branch of Oral Biology and Oral Pathology. Finally, he completed his PhD of Oral Biology speciality in 2011(Leeds University- UK).The title of his Ph.D. thesis was” Dissecting the pathway to human tooth development through a genetic survey of human amelogenesis imperfecta”.This period of research training has focused on two diverse, but complimentary areas include Molecular genetics undertaken at Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine (LIMM) and Enamel ultrastructure analyses undertaken at Leeds Dental Institute. The work during his PhD has led to major findings since then include; identification of mutations in some novel genes causing amelogenesis imperfecta (WDR72, CNNM4, C4orf26), in addition to some novel mutations in known genes causing syndromic and none syndromic amelogenins imperfecta (FAM83H, LAMB3 & STIM1). His learning & Teaching responsibilities include planning, leading and developing the curriculum of human dental anatomy and oral histology courses for undergraduate dental students in the BDS/DMD programs.
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Mohamed Refaie

Al Maidan Clinic
Kuwait

Research Interest:
Orthodontics

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Izzet Yavuz

Dicle University
Turkey

Research Interest:
Pediatric Dentistry

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Abu-Hussein Muhamad

Arab -American University
Greece

Research Interest:
Pediatric Dentistry

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Abu-Hussein Muhamad DDS, taught course (two-years) in Oral Biology/Pathology, Dental Faculty, University of Athens 1998. He did his Masters in Biostatistics, School Mathematics/Medicine, Athens 2001. He did his Post graduation in Bioesthetic Dentistry. He has 194 publications as author/co-author in peer-reviewed journals/book chapters .He did 120 lectures and CE courses (Cleft lip/palate, Pediatric Dentistry) in many countries. He is active Member in International Association of Dentistry for the Handicapped, International Association of Dentistry for Children, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Societa Italiana di odontoiatria infantile. He is Statistical consultant and collaborator on numerous research projects in the areas of Orthodontics, cell biology, pediatric dentistry, periodontology, endodontics and clinical trials of drugs and periodontal disease parameters experience with SAS, Excel, Cricket software, Adobe Photoshop, Image Proplus.
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Ahmed Mohamed Medra

Alexandria University
Egypt

Research Interest:
Cleft Lip and Palate; Craniofacial Anomalies; Craniomaxillofacial and mandbular trauma; Temporomandibular joint; trauma, ankylosis, and Disorders; Distraction osteogenesis; Mandibular, craniofacial,and midface, including transport distraction osteogenesis; Oral surgical procedures, under local and general anesthesia; Craionmaxillofacial, oral, and mandibular tumor; resection and reconstruction; Head and neck tumors; section and reconstruction; Cosmetic head and neck surgery; Preprothetic surgery

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Ahmed Mohamed Medra is professor in Department of Cranio-Maxillo-facial, Oral and Plastic Surgery at Alexandria University, Egypt. He holds Master Degree in General & Emergency Surger and Doctorate in Cranio-Maxillofacial, Oral and Plastic Surgery. He is reviewer for International Arab Journal of Dentistry (IAJD), Advisory Board Member for Annals of International Medical and Dental Research and Associate editor in Journal of Dental Health, Oral Disorders and Therapy. He is President of Egyptian Society of Cranio-maxillofacial Surgeons. He is member of European association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgeons, Egyptian Cancer Society, Egyptian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pan-Arab Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation etc. He is Chairman of the Alexandria Club of Cranio-Maxillofacial, Oral and Plastic Surgery. He is member of Egyptian Dental Association, Alexandria Oral Implantology Association (AOIA). He has published several papers in International peer reviewed journals. He attended so many conferences in Egypt and in Saudi Arabia.
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Sherif Hassan Adel ZakiTehemar

Alexandria University
Egypt

Research Interest:
Dental Implant; Bone Graft; Oral Surgery

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Sherif Adel Zaki Tehemar is dental consultant specialized in oral and maxillofacial surgery and implantology. He was graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria Egypt in 1986 with honor. He pursued his academic career in dentistry and received his master degree in 1992, the American National Board of Dentistry from the USA in 1997 and his PhD in 1999 after two years training in the Medical College of Georgia (MCG). He is currently, an associate professor in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt and an affiliated faculty member of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the DGOI/ADA Dental Implant Course of Misr International University, Egypt. He is the program director of the dental implant diploma conducted by the University of Toulouse in Egypt, program director of the advanced implant program at Alexandria University and director of the implantology unit at the Dept. of OMS, Faculty of Dentistry, and Alexandria University; as well as several programs related to dental implant. He is a research fellow and adjunct of the Oral & Maxillofacial Biology, School of Dentistry, and Medical College of Georgia, USA and held a previous position as an oral surgery consultant and director of the dental department in Dr. SolimanFakeeh Hospital, Jeddah, KSA till 2013. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research, reviewer for many academic journals and member of the licensure Committee of the Saudi Council for Health Care Specialties (Jeddah office) section: Oral, Maxillofacial and Implantology. He became a fellow of the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a member of several professional organizations related to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology. He has over 27 years of professional clinical and teaching experiences in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery and dental implant. He conducted several presentations, courses and workshops related to various OMS & Implant disciplines in well-recognized associations like American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (ACOMFS), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), Academy of Osseointegration (AO), European Academy of Osseointegration (EAO) and the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS). Moreover, he published several scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals like the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, Implant Dentistry and Clinical Implant Dentistry& Related Research. Beside his dental profession and academic career, he is the director of the business development and Improvement department and course director of the Healthcare management for the dental profession at MIU (Egypt), healthcare/Quality/Patient Safety consultant and corporate social responsibility (CSR) advisor for several private and governmental organizations in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. He is a quality/CSR trainer at Extracare (Egypt) and consultant at SGS Academy (Egypt). Throughout his career, he received extensive trainings related to the Total Quality Management, Strategic Planning, Leadership, Management, Lean Six Sigma and Corporate Social Responsibility. He holds a Master of Business Administration in hospital Administration from USA. He is a lean six sigma green belt certified (Symbios-UK) and certified in managerial skills (Crestcom-USA). He is also certified on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Competitiveness by the World Bank Institute and George Mason University-USA, certified on Sustainability Reporting from the GRI (Netherlands) as well as being a certified hospital surveyor from the American Institute for Healthcare Quality from USA and on healthcare improvement from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement-USA as well as on the Science of Patient Safety from John Hopkins University-USA. Moreover, he was selected to manage and lead several internationally recognized healthcare accreditation standards. His effort was culminated by assisting DSFH in its accreditation journey for the JCI (3 times) and for the ACHSI (2 times). He managed the patient center care and access to care files and won the Patient Center Care Award for DSFH from the Arab Health Conference in Dubai in 2011. Recently, and based on the CSR initiatives that he introduced, DSFH won the First Prize of the King Khaled Award kingdom wide. Those awards positioned him as a leader in sustainability and patient care within the region. Throughout his career, he contributed and participated (as a speaker, chairman and attendee) in over 90 international and national conferences in Egypt, KSA, Lebanon, UAE, USA, Canada, France, Belgium and Denmark. He received many awards and recognitions throughout his career. Moreover, he published several articles and conducted numerous presentations and workshops worldwide as well as being the author of many books in dental implantology, CSR and Healthcare fields.
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Dale Gerke

MiVeda and Success Alliance
Australia

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Dale Gerke obtained his first University degree in Dentistry, followed by a Science Honours degree in Oral Biology. Several years later he obtained his PhD in Pharmacology and thus started his long and distinguished involvement in scientific and clinical research (he has numerous scientific publications to his name). After ten years running several successful dental practices, he completed his specialist degree in Prosthodontics and was also admitted to the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons as a Fellow in Operative Dentistry and later also as a Member in Prosthodontics. In 1974, he published the results of a medical clinical trial he conducted which investigated the interactions of the multitude of drugs being prescribed to patients in a large public hospital. As a result of this study, he began to realise that pharmaceutical drugs were not necessarily the ideal treatment for many in the population. In the late 1970s, he published many more scientific and medical results relating to interactions between various drugs and the vascular system. Following these studies, he realised that some drugs acted synergistically together with other drugs to potentiate (magnify) the effect of each individual drug. This warned him to be aware of possible unexpected actions some drugs/ingredients have.
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Devvrat Singh

Gulf Healthcare International LLC
Dubai

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Marco Tatullo

Research Institute Tecnologica
Italy

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MSCs from oral sources for medical applications and tissue engineering; Development and characterization of biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications; Test and development of medical devices; GMP cell therapy; Tissues banking.

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Marco Tatullo is the Scientific Director of the Research Institute Tecnologica, a private centre mainly focused on regenerative medicine, stem cell research and biomaterials. He received the doctoral degree in Doctor in Dental Sciences (DDS) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Bari, Italy. In 2013 he received the PhD in “Medical Biochemistry, Medical Biology and Physics”, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bari. In 2015 he obtains the National Scientific Abilitation as Associate Professor in the field of “Dentistry” (SSD-MED/28). Expert of the Field in “Medical Biology and Medical Biochemistry” (Scientific Sector Bio/12) and in “Dentistry” (Scientific Sector MED/28) obtained from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Bari, Italy. He is Invited Professor in the post-degree Master entitled "Regenerative Medicine" at the University of Bari (Italy), Dept. Basic Medical Sciences, Medical Faculty. Invited Professor in the post-degree course entitled "Implantology and oral surgery: the correct management of oral hygiene" at the University of Bari, Medical Faculty, and Invited Professor in the post-degree Master entitled "Advanced oral surgery and Implantology" at the University of Bari, Medical Faculty. Visiting Professor at the University “Marie Curie” de Parěs in a post-graduate teaching session. Invited international collaborator of “Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine” (IBPS) - Jussieu Campus -University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC-Sorbonne) in association with INSERM (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale). He is Scientific Advisory Board Member of RegenTec Ltd (spin-off of the University of Nottingham.). Scientific Advisory Board Member of Locate Therapeutics Ltd. (spin-off of the University of Nottingham). Directive Board Member of "Indo-Italian Forum for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering”. He is member of Advisory Board, Guest Editor or Reviewer in international scientific journals such as “PLOS One” , “Annali dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanitŕ”, “Functional Imaging” and “Frontiers in Stem Cells” (Nature Publishing Group). He is co-author of more than 100 scientific proceedings in Italian and European conferences and over 45 research articles published in international high-quality peer-reviewed journals, indexed on PubMED.
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Ilgın Akcay

Ege University
Turkey

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Endodontics; Clinical Research in Endodontics; Endodontic Irrigation & Microbiology; Endodontic Rotary Instruments; Dental Trauma & Treatment Modalities; Endodontic Surgery; Dental Pulp; Dental Stem Cells; Biomaterials; Regenerative Endodontic Treatment; Scanning Electron Microscope

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Ilgın Akcay graduated from Ege University School of Dentistry in 2001. She received her PhD degree in Endodontics in 2007. She became an Associate Professor in 2014. She is presently lecturing and working at Ege University, School of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics. Her research focuses on clinical trials, treatment modalities for traumatic teeth, endodontic microbiology, biomaterials and endodontic rotary instruments. She has authored scientific papers published in national and international peer reviewed dental journals and has given many oral and poster presentations in national and international scientific Meetings and Congresses.
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Mohammed S Al-Darwish

Hamad Medical Corporation
Qatar

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Dental Public Health; Prosthodontics and Dental Implant

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Mohammed S Al-Darwish obtained his Bachelor Degree in Dental Medicine & Surgery (BDS) from Alexandria University, Egypt in 1997, and then he obtained a certificate of prosthodontics and Master Degree in Oral Science (MSc) from the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, 2004 and 2005, respectively. In 2012, he became a Diplomat of International College of Oral Implantology (DICOI). Additionally, he holds an honorary Fellow of Pierre Fauchard Academy (FPFA) and a fellow of International College of Dentistry (FICD). In 2014, He obtained Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Dental Public Health from University of Gloucestershire University, UK. In 2015, he received Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (MFDS RCPS). Hehas published several scientific articles in peer reviewed dental journal and has given many oral and poster presentations in national and international Scientific dental meetings and congress. He is an editor for 2 dental journals and reviewer for another 3 dental journals. He is a member of different professional local and regional dental committees. He has interests in oral health researches and oral health school based promotion programs. Currently he hold the position of Vice Chairman, Oral Health Group, World Federation of Public Health Associations and serves as a consultant Prosthodontist and Dental Public Health, Department of Dentistry, Hamad Medical Corporation and president of Qatar Dental Society.
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Mahmoud Helmy Belal

Damanhour University
Egypt

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Aesthetic Periodontology; Oral Periodontal plastic Surgery; Guided tissue & bone regeneration; Cell culture; Peri-implantitis; Mucocutaneous Diseases; premalignancies; Laser Dentistry

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Mahmoud Helmy Mohamed Abd Allah Belal, BDS, MSc (Egypt), PhD (Japan) is a clinical associate professor and consultant, Oral Medicine, Periodontology, Oral Diagnosis & Radiology Department, Faculty of Oral & Dental Medicine; Damanhour University; Damanhour; Egypt. His work was concentrated on Periodontics & Oral Medicine fields. He finished his Bachelor degree (1990) from Tanta University, Egypt, Master degree (1997) from Mansura & Tanta Universities, Egypt; Ph.D. degree from Tanta University, Egypt as well as from Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Graduate School, Department of Hard Tissue Engineering (Periodontology), Tokyo, Japan. He is supervising and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in Minia University from 1996 to 2012, in Fayoum University in 2013-2104 and recently in Damanhour University, Egypt. He is a member of Egyptian Dental Association (EDA). He published many research articles in several international Journals and in Journal of EDA. He works as a reviewer for many scientific international Journals. Also, He presented researches in several international conferences and lectures in Egyptian Ministry of health and dental syndicate. His Doctors Degree (PhD) focuses on the use of bioabsorbable membranes, bone grafts and subepithelial connective tissue grafts in guided periodontal tissue regeneration. His Masters degree (MSc) focuses on the Effect of CO2 Laser on Periodontally Involved root surfaces. His researches including many scientific topics such as: guided tissue regeneration in aggressive and chronic periodontitis, Erosive-ulcerative lesions of lower lip with malignant potential, erosive ulcerative lesions of oral lichen planus, local delivery approach in type 2 diabetes mellitus and severe periodontitis, periodontal cell culture following CO2 and Er:YAG Laser conditioning, dentin hypersensitivity and mineral content using CO2 and Er:YAG Laser Irradiations, enamel matrix proteins and dentin collagen as root surface biomodifiers, using Platelet derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB), EDTA gel or their combination, or Er:YAG laser combined with PDGF-BB on cultured fibroblast cells; as well as usage of a new local delivery approach as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal therapy.
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Ayman Hegab

Al-Azhar University
Egypt

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Ayman Hegab is a Clinical Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine. Al-Azhar University. Cairo, Egypt. He is an Editor for Journal of Dental Health, Oral Disorders & Therapy, Journal of Oral Hygiene & Health OMICS Group (USA), Journal of dentistry and orofacial surgery, International Journal of Oral and Craniofacial Science. He is reviewer for Journal of Cancer and Tumor International journal, Journal of Dentistry OMICS Group (USA), Open Journal Stomatology (USA), British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research (UK). He is member of Egyptian Dental Association, Egyptian Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. His Doctor, s Degree (PhD) of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery focuses on the Alveolar Cleft, Master’s Degree (MSc) of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery focuses on the TMJ Surgeries. He has the privilege to design and introduce Tooth-Borne, Custom-Made Distraction Device for closure of the alveolar cleft which is approved by American Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery (Hegab Alveolar Distraction Device). Also, he has the privilege design and introduce split acrylic splint for treatment of pediatric mandibular fracture which approved by the British journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Hegab Pediatric Mandibular Fracture Device). He has over 20 Publication in peer reviewed journals. He is one of AEEDC Young Researcher Award Participants for 2012 & 2013. He was Speaker in many of the international conferences in USA, Qatar and UAE.
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Anand Sajnani

KIMS Qatar Medical Centre
Qatar

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Oro-facial genetics and cranio-facial development; Oral and maxillofacial oncology in children; Tooth anomalies and developmental enamel defects; Management of cleft lip and palate children; Children with special health care needs; Dental stem cells; Dental education and curriculum development

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Nissaf Daouahi

University of Monastir
Tunisia

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Prosthodontics

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Nissaf Daoauhi is an assistant professor in the Department of fixed prosthosontics. She was graduated from Faculty of Dentistry –Tunisia in 2010. She also got the degree of Implantology (Nobel Biocare Implants). She has published more than 15 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of journals.
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Ben F Warner

University of Texas School of Dentistry
USA

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Oral Diagnostics; Clinical Oral Oncology; Premalignancy; Mucocutaneous Diseases; Xerostomia; Laser Dentistry and Environmentally friendly

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Ben F Warner is Clinical Associate Professor at the University Of Texas School Of Dentistry in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health, where he serves as First Attending. He is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Dental Assisting Program, Coleman College for Health Sciences in the Texas Medical Center, Houston Community College. He serves on numerous boards, committees and charitable organizations, as well as, presents educational talks to doctors, students and the public. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas - Houston with a B.A. in Biology. He completed a Neurophysiology research program with a M.S. from the University of Houston and attended the University Of Texas School Of Dentistry - Houston receiving a D.D.S. in 1979. After practicing for a decade, he returned to the world renowned Texas Medical Center and obtained a M.D. at the University of Texas Medical School - Houston. There, he continued his training in combined residencies in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Medicine and served as Chief Resident. He was awarded an Oral Maxillofacial Head and Neck Fellowship from M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Pathology. Additionally, his studies have included complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) such as Applied Kinesiology, Acupuncture, Magnet Therapy, Herbal Remedies, and Homeopathic Medicine.
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Cemil Yesilsoy

Temple University
USA

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Associate Editors

Research Interest: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; TMJ Surgery and Nerve repair; Piezosurgery; Orthognathic Surgery Bone Repair and Bone Grafting; Oral and Maxillofacial Dental Deformities; Advanced Dental Implantology

Research Interest: Applications of nano- µtechnology and biomaterials in medicine and dentistry; Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine; Cancer research; Biopreservation

Research Interest: Head and neck pathology; Molecular diagnostics; FOXM1 oncogene; Qmids; Cancer biomarkers; Exosomes; Transcriptomics; Molecular reprogramming; Cell fate; Stem cell differentiation.

Research Interest: Oral Mucosal Diseases

Research Interest: Maxillofacial Bone Regeneration and Growth Factors; Oral Oncology and Reconstruction; Orthognathic and Cleft Surgery; Advanced Oral Implantology, Perioperative Management

Research Interest: Molecular Neuroscience: Neuromodulation; Nano Herb and Natural Products and Oral Cancer Prevention; Molecular Mechanism of Drug Addiction; Molecular Mechanism of Post-Operative Pain; Natural Product/Herb/ Medicinal Plants and Neuro-Modulation; Dental Amalgam and Neuro-Modulation; Periodontitis and Neuro-Modulation

Research Interest: Self-ligation (passive, active, Biomechanics etc); Digital Orthodontics; Post-orthodontic demineralization; Biomechanics of fixed orthodontic appliances in general; 3D Radiography and CBCT in Orthodontics.

Research Interest: Forensic Odontology; Forensic Radiology; DNA Forensics; DNA Based Gender Identification; Chimerism in Forensic Investigations; Oral Radiology; Oral Pathology

Research Interest: Orthodontic Treatment; Oral Surgery; Crown & Bridge Work; Teeth Whitening; Cosmetic Dentistry; Smile Redesigning; Administration; Marketing Dental Services to Potential Clients

Research Interest: Endodontics; Fixed Prosthodontics; Operative, Laser, Preventive, Implant Dentistry and Maxillofacial Radiology

Research Interest: Bonding of Dental material; Physical Properties of Dental Materials; Dental Education and trends in dental practice; Prosthodontic techniques in conventional and implant prosthodontics; Biological response to Dental Implants; Soft tissue response around teeth and implant and fixed and removable prosthodontics

Research Interest: Dental Educational Research; Dental Materials; Preventive Dentistry; Hospital Dentistry; Geriatric Dentistry

Research Interest: Endodontics; Restorative & Esthetic Dentistry; Oral and Dental Public Health including deaf and dumb/special need people

Research Interest: Endodontics; Paedodontics

Research Interest: Aphthous Ulcer; Potentially Malignant Disorders of Oral Mucosa; Forensic Odontology; Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Research Interest: Restorative Dentistry; Preventive Dentistry and Cariology; Dental Materials; Infection Control in Dentistry; Cosmetic Dentistry

Research Interest: Clinical Pediatric Dentistry; Prevention and Dental Caries

Research Interest: Oral Surgery; TMJ; Trauma; Salivary Gland; Reconstruction; Orthognathic Surgery; Oncology; Implant; Distraction Osteogenesis; Craniofacial; Cleft lip and Palate; Aesthetic surgery; Anaesthesia

Research Interest: Oral Anatomy and Morphology; Oral and Dental Histology

Research Interest: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Research Interest: Oral surgery in medical compromised patients; minimally invasive procedures in oral surgery and Implantology; periodontology in medical compromised patients; implant dentistry; digital dentistry

Research Interest: Gnathology (masticatory function); Posturology; Orthodontics; Surgery and Implantology

Research Interest: Endodontic Microbiology; Retreatment Endodontics; Laser Endodontics; Regenerative Endodontics; Dental Composites

Research Interest: Oral Pathology; Oral Virology and Immunology; Oral Cancer; HPV induced Oral Carcinogensis; Lasers; Dental Lasers

Research Interest: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery