Friday 8 May - Plenary Session - Hall 1
Tomaso Vercellotti MD DDS
Professor Tomaso Vercellotti graduated in Medicine and Surgery cum laude in 1979 and specialised in Odontostomatology at University of Studies of Genoa in 1984. Positions include Honorary Professor at UCL Eastman Dental Institute of London, Visiting Professor in many Italian and International Universities. He is an active member: AO, ICOI, EAO, SIdP (Italian Society of Periodontology), an International Speaker: AO, EAO, AAP, NYU, USC, ICOI and was the 2005 recipient of the Andi Award from the Italian Dental Association for scientific and cultural merit.
Prof Vercellotti is the inventor of Piezoelectric Bone Surgery. He authored the first scientific clinical articles on Piezoelectric Bone Surgery, new surgical techniques and two chapters on the Piezoelectric Sinus, Lift procedure. He is the founder of Piezoelectric Bone Surgery Academy for Advanced Surgical Studies, whose goal to teach is the Piezoelectric Bone Surgery and to offer continuing educational support to clinicians. Prof Vercellotti maintains a private practice limited to Periodontology and Implantology in Genova (Italy) He has been dedicated, for over 25 years, to clinical education and the rehabilitation of complex cases.
Kenneth S Hebel BSc DDS MSc Certified Prosthodontist
Kenneth Hebel received his dental degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1979, his speciality certificate in Prosthodontics from Eastman Dental Center in 1983 and a Masters of Science degree in Anatomy at the University of Rochester in 1985.
Dr Hebel has the appointment of Adjunct Professor at the School of Dentistry, University of Western Ontario. He also maintains a private practice in London, Ontario, Canada where he provides both advanced surgical and prosthetic phases of Implant Dentistry. He is a Certified Prosthodontist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, a Diplomate of the ICOI and a Fellow of the AAID. Dr Hebel is a published author and lectures on all phases of restorative and implant dentistry. He has presented over hundreds of lectures over five continents. In addition, he is director of the Hands On Training Institute, where he provides extensive hands-on surgical and prosthetic training in implantology.
Paolo Trisi DDS PhD
Paolo Trisi has maintained a Private Practice in Pescara since 1988. He graduated from the University of Chieti, Italy. He has dedicated his career to research in the field of tissue reaction to endosseous biomaterials and bone regeneration. He founded and is Scientific Chairman of the “Biomaterials Clinical Research Association&rdquo.
He was formerly Assistant Professor at the Dental School of the University of Ancona, Italy and at the Dental School of the University of Chieti, Italy, He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the &ldqou;Sename&rdquoxo Implantology Association, Cofounder and Vice President of the ICOI, Italy, member of the editorial board of the Implant Dentistry Journal, active Member of the European Association of Osseointegration, author and co-author of more than 70 papers published in national and International journals and lecturer at national and International Congresses.
Thomas von Arx PD Dr med dent
Thomas von Arx graduated in 1980 presenting his Thesis in 1985 and Habilitation (PD Privatdozent) in oral surgery and stomatology in 2002 all at the Medical Faculty, University of Berne, Switzerland.
From 1981-83 he worked in private practice in Solothurn, Switzerland, from 1981-1987 at the Department of Oral Surgery, University of Berne, 1988-1998 at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, State Hospital Lucerne, from 1998-99 as visiting research Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Prof David Cochran), from 1999 Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology School of Dental Medicine University of Berne (Prof D Buser) and from 2002 as Associate Professor. His main research area with 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals include endodontic surgery, guided bone regeneration in implant dentistry, bone harvesting and dental traumatology.
Ronald G Presswood DDS
Ronald Presswood graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch, Houston, 1965, interned in the US Navy 1965-66 and entered private practice in Houston in 1968.
Membership has included Houston District Dental Greater Houston Dental Meeting Council, Texas Dental Association, The American Dental Association, The Operative Academy, The Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, The Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry, The Southwest Prosthodontic Society, The Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow of the International College of Dentists and Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He has published in various state and local journals and has lectured and taught at major meetings worldwide. He is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Texas Houston Dental Branch and served as a member of the Board of Directors and Associate Faculty of the L.D. Pankey Institute, Florida 1981-1993.
Mark Thomason BDS FDS RCS (Ed) PhD
Professor Mark Thomason qualified BDS Newcastle in 1983, and after a series of junior hospital posts was appointed lecturer in Prosthodontics in Newcastle in 1985. He obtained his FDS RCS Ed in 1987 and completed his PhD in Periodontics 1995. In 1998, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer with an honorary consultant contract in Restorative Dentistry.
He was made a visiting Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University Montreal, Canada, 2002-2003 and subsequently Adjunct Professor in the Faculty. Mark was appointed to a Personal Chair in Prosthodontics and Oral Rehabilitation in Newcastle in recognition of his work in these fields.
He is the current President of the BSSPD and President of the Gerodontic Oral Research Group of the IADR. He is the immediate Past President of both the Prosthodontics Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research and the European College of Gerodontology. He is the current Editor of the European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.
His research interests include management of oral problems in organ transplant patients and patient satisfaction and associated patient satisfaction and quality of life issues in relation to oral rehabilitation and in particular, implant supported prosthesis.
Continuing the postgraduate education programme of the Association of Dental Implantology UK