INVITED SPEAKERS

Prof. Dr. Alpdoğan KANTARCI

Dr. Alpdoğan KANTARCI holds a D.D.S. and a Ph.D. degree. He is also a certified specialist of Periodontology (C.A.G.S.) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is an Associate Member of the Staff at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, MA, USA, and serves as an Associate Professor at Boston University’s Henry Goldman School of Dental Medicine and at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. He has started his career as a dentist after graduating from Istanbul University in 1991. He completed his clinical and PhD studies at Istanbul University at the Department of Periodontology joining the faculty. He moved to the USA in 1999 as a postdoctoral fellow at Boston University. Upon completing his postdoctoral studies in 2002, he has started clinical periodontology specialization training at Boston University. After graduating, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in 2004 at the Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He was promoted to the Associate Professorship in 2009. In 2010, he joined the Forsyth Institute and Harvard University maintaining his faculty position at Boston University. He serves as the clinical practice director at the Forsyth Institute as an active clinician. During his academic career, Dr. Kantarci has been actively involved in training, education and patient care. He has mentored more than 50 PhD, doctorate, and Master’s theses; directed and taught in several graduate and postgraduate clinical and didactic dentistry courses. He serves in the editorial board and as a reviewer of more than 20 dental and medical scientific journals. His research interests include Molecular Mechanisms and Resolution Pathways of Oral Inflammation in Periodontitis, Experimental Models; Signal Transduction in Neutrophils and Monocytes in Inflammatory Diseases, Clinical Applications of High-Throughput Analysis in Dental Research (e.g. xMAP Multiplexing), and Biology of Surgery-Assisted Tooth Movement. He holds several patents. He has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, wrote book chapters, and has presented more than 500 oral talks and posters in dental and medical congresses.

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Prof. Dr. Bulem ÜREYEN KAYA

Dr. Ureyen Kaya received her dental degree in 1999 from the Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Marmara, İstanbul, Turkey. In 2007, she obtained PhD degree in Endodontics from the University of Süleyman Demirel, Isparta. She appointed as an assistant professor to the same department in 2009, received the title of associate professor in 2014. She is still working as a professor in the Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Süleyman Demirel University.  As a full-time faculty member, Dr. Üreyen Kaya supervises undergraduate, post graduate teaching and many research projects.

In endodontics, her areas of special interest include oral and endodontic microbiology, biofilms, and dynamics of periapical lesions, persistent infections, instrumentation and irrigation.  She has authored articles in peer reviewed scientific journals all with high citation ranks. She is a member of the European Society of Endodontology, the Turkish Endodontic Society.

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Prof. Dr. ECE EDEN

She graduated from Ege University Faculty of Dentistry in 1988. In 1995, she completed the PhD program in Health Sciences on Pedodontics. She became an associate professor in pediatric dentistry in 2000 and a professor in 2006. She has been the president of the Turkish Dental Association, Community Oral Health Education Committee in 2016-2018. She has published numerous articles in scientific journals. The book entitled ‘Traumatic Dental Injuries – Handbook’ by Andreasen O et.al. has been translated by her in 2014 and she is the editor and two chapters’ author of the book “Evidence Based Caries Prevention” published by Springer publishing house in 2016.

Currently, she is working as a professor in E.U. Faculty of Dentistry Department of Pedodontics. She has a son. Her carrier interests include preventive dentistry, minimally invasive approaches, and dental trauma.

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Prof. Dr. Kosmas TOLIDIS

PAEDIATRIC DENTIST

Head of the Clinic Dept. of Operative Dentistry at the

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Coordinator of Postgraduate Program, dept. of Operative Dentistry

Graduated from the Dental School of Thessaloniki on 1989

  • 1991-1993 Master’s Degree on Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Bristol UK. 
  • 1996 PhD from the University of Thessaloniki on Dental Materials with excellence
  • 2016 Mastership on Dental Laser at the University of Aachen in Germany.

At the moment is:

  • Professor and Head, with the Dept. of Operative Dentistry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Head, of High Dental Technology Unit at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Coordinator, of the Postgraduate Program of Operative Dentistry-Direct Esthetic restorations, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • President, of the Hellenic Academy for Laser Dentistry

He authored approximately 100 scientific papers in English and in Greek and two textbooks in Greek, “Direct esthetic restorations, 2004” and “Solving clinical problems in Pediatric Dentistry, 2006”.  

He served as:

  • Secretary General of the Hellenic Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry,
  • President of Dental Society of Thessaloniki,
  • Vice-President of “Aghios Pavlos” hospital of Thessaloniki
  • Member of the council of the Hellenic Dental Association
  • President of the scientific committee of the Hellenic Dental Association
  • Chief Dental Officer of Hellenic Republic.

His research interest is on minimal invasive cosmetic dentistry, esthetic restorative dentistry, biomaterials and pediatric dentistry. From 1989 he owns a private dental clinic in Thessaloniki dedicated to esthetic and pediatric dentistry.

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Prof. Dr. Ramesh CHOWDHARY

Dr. Chowdhary is Chief of Branemark osseointegration center India, member center of Associate Branemark Osseointegration Center, Sweden. He is Professor Department of Prosthodontics and head of Department of Research and development, at Rajarajeshwari dental hospital, Bangalore. He studied dentistry at Government Dental Collage, Bangalore and the master’s in Prosthodontics from SDM Collage of dental sciences, Dharwad, India; He is PhD in Prosthodontics from Malmo University, Sweden. Diplomate of International college of Oral Implantologists, USA. He holds a TC White visiting scholar award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, UK. Hold 3 patents to his credit. Chief editor of International Journal of Prosthodontics and restorative dentistry, and Ad hoc reviewer for more than 10 Medline journals. He developed a clinical concept “Simpli5y.”  He has authored several papers and abstracts on dental implants and related topics. Author of 2 textbooks and chapters in textbooks. He is adjunct professor at Sharad Pawar dental college, India. Visiting researcher at Malmo University, Sweden, and Kyushu dental school, Fukuoka, Japan. His research focuses primarily on enhancing osseointegration and simplification of implant treatment modalities.

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Prof. Dr. Tayfun GÜNBAY

Prof. Dr. Tayfun GUNBAY, in 1988, completed his education with Dr. med. dent in Oral Surgery Department of Ege University School Of Dentistry. He became associate professor in 1993 and professor in 1998. He is lecturer in Oral Surgery Department of Ege University School of Dentistry. Prof. Dr. Tayfun Gunbay who members of Turk Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Turk Dentistry Association, ACBID and also, fellows ICOI and ITI, continues academical and clinical research in this department. It has published about alveolar distraction, transmandibular distraction and transpalatal distraction and there are many speech about bone augmentation. In addition that, he makes courses and seminars about dental implantology and maxillofacial surgery and has publication in Turkey and the other countrys more than 50 and two books are published by him, as an editor.

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Prof. Dr. Ülkem AYDIN

Dr. Aydin, currently serves as Professor and Department Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at Cyrprus Health and Social Sciences University School of Dentistry in Morphou, TRNC. She teaches oral diagnosis, oral and maxillofacial radiology and oral medicine. Dr. Aydin received her DDS from Hacettepe University School of Dentistry and her PhD in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology from Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. She has served in roles within the Oral Diagnosis and Maxillofacial Radiology (ODMFR) Association in Turkey, and European Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Aydin currently serves on the Web Committee of the ODMFR Association. Dr. Aydin is a board member and frequent reviewer of several professional journals. She has published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts, most recent of which was published in 2019. She received the second prize in Health Sciences Category of Suleyman Demirel University Science, Technology and Arts Awards, in 2004. She authored two chapters in an oral surgery book published in 2018, and co-authored an i-book chapter in “Oral Radiology Fundamentals” in 2016. She has translated the dental radiology text-book “Pocket Atlas of Dental Radiology” into Turkish, and it was released in 2011. Her radiology lecture notes were published as a textbook in 2006, and she is currently working on the second edition of the book, this time together with three co-authors.

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Prof. Dr. Yelda ÖZSUNAR

Yelda Özsunar is Professor of Radiology at Adnan Menderes University School of Medicine since 2008. She graduated from Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, in 1992. She has completed her radiology residency  at same university in 1998. During her radiology education, she worked at the University of Copenhagen, Herlev Hospital,  Denmark for 6 months supported from NATO fellowship programme. After her graduation of Radiology, she worked as scientist at Yale University, Radiology Department, Functional MR Imaging unit, New Haven,USA and, as neuroradiology research fellow at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital,  Radiology Department between 1999-2001. She recived the Certification of European Board of Neuroradioloy in 2009. Her clinical research has primarily focused on diagnostic imaging for functional imaging of brain, including perfusion and diffusion imaging.

She has published over 71 international and 25 nationally published articles or book chapters.  She also has many national and international published book chapters in neuroradiology fields.  She presented more then 15 international and numerous national invited lectures. The number of international citations has exceeded 1400 according to SCI and over 1600 according to google academics. (See the details at: https://universal-symphony.com/)

Dr. Özsunar speaks fluent English. She has an internationally published popular science book called ‘Universal Symphony’. She was the co-editor of an internationally published book by Springer called ‘Atlas of Clinical Cases on Brain Tumor. She has several international colloborations including COST action. Currently besides her radiology duty, she works as the dean of nursing faculty and as a scientist at her own R&D Company called ‘Universal Symphony Healt Garden’ located at the technocity of Adnan Menderes University.

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Dr. Armin MOKHTARI TAVANA

He was awarded the Degree of Dental Science (DDS) by Azerbaijan Medical University , Faculty of Dentistry in 2012.He completed his 3-year training program in the specialty of Therapeutic Dentistry (Endodontic and Restorative Dentistry) at Azerbaijan Medical University and was awarded an MSc in Gnathology and Interdisciplinary Dentistry Prosthodontics at Vienna Medical University, Faculty of Dentistry in Austria and an MSc in Restorative Dentistry at Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry in Turkey. He held the position of Chef in Oral Surgery and Multidisciplinary Dentistry Department at Azerbaijan Medical University.

He has published in English, Turkish, Azeri and Russian dental journals and has lectured in numerous national and international conferences. He is currently an active member and a registered speaker of Vienna Interdisciplinary Dentistry (Viesid), member of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS), Restorative Dentistry Association of Turkey (RDD), Turkish Prosthodontics and Implantology Association (TPID), Affiliate Member of American Dental Association (ADA).

Lecturer at several national and international Post-graduate and Master Courses in different Universities. (Dental Photography, Digital Dentistry and Digital Smile Design, Treatment and management of Temporomandibular Disorders Patients)

Example of Researches and Articles:

-Signs and Symptoms of Temporomandibular Disease in correlation with Bolton index

-Effect of various teas on color stability of resin composites.

-THE EFFECTS OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON ORAL HEALTH AND RESTORATIVE MATERIALS

-Evaluation of dietary habits, oral health behaviors and DMFT index of dental students

-Effect of Cigarette Smoking on Color Stability of Resin Composites

-Multidisciplinary Treatment of Adult Class II Division 2 Malocclusion Patient with Temporomandibular Disorder

-VIENNA CONCEPT IN TEMPROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDERS TREATMENT

-MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH IN ANTERIOR FRONTAL REGION PROSTHETIC RESTORATION

-Effect of Excess Filled Dental Restorations on Brain Activity

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Dr Matshediso ‘Kuki’ Mothopi-Peri

Dr Matshediso ‘Kuki’ Mothopi-Peri completed both her Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) and Masters in Dentistry (Prosthodontics) (MDent Pros) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr Mothopi-Peri is currently the Head of the Department of Paediatric and Restorative Dentistry in the School of Oral Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand. The department has three divisions i.e Operative Dentistry, Endodontics and Paediatric Dentistry. She is in charge of both the undergraduate and postgraduate students’ training. Before assuming the position of HOD she worked as a Prosthodontist Consultant and Lecturer in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation at the same institution, where she was also in charge of the Maxillofacial Prosthodontics clinic. She was also involved in the Prosthodontic teaching and clinical supervision of both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Dr Mothopi-Peri is part of the multi-disciplinary Craniofacial Team at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. She is also still involved in supervision of postgraduate students in the Maxillofacial Prosthodontics clinic. Dr Mothopi-Peri is a known presenter at conferences both in South Africa, other African countries and internationally. Her research interests are in maxillofacial prosthodontics, treatment planning in Prosthodontics, the orofacial effects of radiation therapy and their management, the impact of cancer and HIV in Prosthodontic rehabilitation, Removable Prosthodontics, and all these in relation to the philosophy of Appropriatech. Dr Mothopi-Peri is a member of the International College of Prosthodontists (ICP), and the Academy of Prosthodontics South Africa (APSA)

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Dentist Murat USLU

Murat Uslu qualified at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Dentistry in 1987 and has worked in his own private dental clinic in Adana/Turkey. He has a special interest in the treatment of anxious patients, gagging reflex and bruxism using hypnosis since 2003 – to date. He has attended several ESH Congresses and ISH Congresses.

Revelant Activities :

Hypnosis:

2004 – to date : Teaching Hypnosis

2003 – to date member of Medical Hypnosis Assosiation in Turkey

2008- to date  individual member of ISH

2019- presentation at the First Asian Hypnosis Congress ( Communication with patient  by Ericksonian Hypnitic Techniques Course and Gagging reflex and Hypnosis  in Dentistry )

He has written:

Uslu, M. (2008) Bruxism and Hypnosis : Tıbbi Hipnoz 1 nd edition Oktay Matbaacılık Press pp. 201-210

Uslu, M. (2015) Hypnosis in Dentistry ( Diş hekimliğinde Hipnoz / Turkish book)

2017 – to date :  Complemental Medicine Centre Adviser , Scientific Committee Member, Responcible for International Relationships , Ethic Committee Member of Üsküdar University.

2019 – President of Ankara Medical Hypnosis Associaton

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