Dr. Alkumru received his DDS (1979) in University of Ankara, Faculty of Dentistry and his PhD (1984) in Birmingham University Faculty of Dentistry UK in collaboration with Ankara University. After that he joined to Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry as an Associate professor until 1998. He became a full time professor in Marmara University, Istanbul and worked as the Head of Department of Prosthodontics and the Vice Dean in between 1999 – 2008. Dr. Alkumru joined to The University of Toronto in 2009. He was the Head of Department of Prosthodontics, Director of Graduate Prosthodontics Program and Director of Implant Prosthodontics Unit at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry IN BETWEEN 2010-2014. He mentored three master thesis related to implant prosthodontics during his service in UofT. He also worked as a licensed Prosthodontist in Mount Sinai Hospital-Toronto, Dental division. Dr. Hasan Alkumru was appointed as an Associate Professor, Division of Restorative Dentistry, Discipline of Prosthodontics at the University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, effective September 1st, 2014. Dr. Alkumru is the course director of Second Year Removable Prosthodontics course and also gives several lectures to the third and fourth year students in Restorative Dentistry Courses along with other administrative roles in UWO. He published more than 50 articles in international journals, was selected as Keynote Speaker in International Congresses and has trained and mentored graduate students in the area of implant Prosthodontics and Biomaterials research throughout his career. Dr. Alkumru is a licensed Prosthodontist in Canada maintains an active practice in his office in Toronto, Ontario, dedicated to Prosthodontics, Implant Dentistry, and Esthetics.
Talat Qadri completed DDS at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm 1984, PhD 2010 (Lasers in Periodontology) in Department of Periodontology, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge. Private clinic in Enköping since 1985. Laser education for dentist and dental hygienist since last 7 years (DAB). Lectures in Karolinska Institute for Lasers in Odontology, DDS and PhD students. Qadri T, Miranda L, Tunér J, Gustavsson A. The short-term effects of low-level lasers as adjunct therapy in the treatment of periodontal inflammation. J Clin Periodontology. 2005; 32 (7): 714-719. Qadri T, Bohdanecka P, Miranda L, Tunér J, Altamash M, Gustafsson A. The importance of coherence length in laser phototherapy of gingival inflammation - a pilot study. Lasers Med Sci. 2007; 22 (4): 245-251. Qadri T, Poddani P, Javed F, Tunér J, Gustafsson A. A short-term evaluation of Nd: YAG laser as an adjunct to scaling and root planing in treatment of chronic periodontitis. Qadri T, Poddani P, Javed F, Tunér J, Gustafsson A. Long–term effects of a single application of Nd: YAG laser in supplement to scaling and root planing in patients with periodontitis. Lasers Med Sci. 2010.
Jef van der Zel (1947) received his doctoral degree in metallurgy at the Technical University of Delft in 1972. From 1972-1975 he worked as senior research engineer for AngloAmerican in Zambia and returned for 2 years to the the TU Delft in the Department of Material Science. In 1977 he became co-founder and technical director of Elephant Dental BV responsible for the development and production of dental alloys, porcelain systems, implants and CAD-CAM-technology. In 1989 he obtained his PhD-degree on the thesis entitled “High-temperature behavior of high-palladium dental alloys”. In 1997 he received the King William I award for innovation and technology out of the hands of his royal highness Prince Claus and was knighted to the order of the Dutch Lion by Queen Beatrix. In 2003 he became the first professor in Computerized Dentistry at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA). He founded and chaired the ISO/TC106 Ad Hoc 1 Group for standardization of dental CAD/CAM. He was directly responsible for several developments, of wich the main ones were Carrara/Golden gate system, a rich gold alloy and a low melting veneering ceramic, of which more than 100 million units were produced wordwide, the first light section tabletop scanner, design software including virtual articulation, production methods for veneered restorations by CAD CAM based on alumina (Cicero) and zirconia (Primero) and a guided implantation method based on 3D optical and X-ray data (Armada). He published more than 100 articles on dental materials and CAD-CAM.
Prosthodontics, dental materials, computerized dentistry
I graduated from Eskisehir Anatolian High School and Istanbul University School of Dentistry in the years 1993 and 1998, repectively. I got my PhD degree with the dissertation titled as "Electromyographic Assesment of the effects of Stabilization and Anterior Repositioning Splints on Masticatory Muscles in Disc Displacements with Reduction Therapies” from Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry Department of Prosthodontics. I completed mymilitary service from 2007-2008 at Gulhane Military Medical Academy of Dental Sciences Center located in Ankara.In 2012, I moved to Eskisehir starting as a faculty member at Eski?ehir Osmangazi University School of Dentistry. Some of my administrative services at my current instutition since 2012 are listed below as follows: Coordinator of Education at School of Dentistry (2012-2013) Vice Chair for Clinical Sciences (2012-2013) Vice-Dean of School of Dentistry (2012-2013) Chief of Department of Prosthodontics (2012)
Amer A. Taqa: Professor at Dental Basic Science, Mosul University, Iraq. Have PhD degree in Dental chemistry. He has published 96 researches papers in national and international academic journals and authored 22 books. His research interests include dental chemistry, medical chemistry, and inorganic chemistry. He is editorial member in more than 110 international journals.
Dr. Akhilanand Chaurasia, Associate professor and consultant at King George Medical University, Lucknow has dedicated meticulous efforts and supreme services pertaining to oral medicine, oral biology and community health. He has remarkable credit of contributing to academics for publishing 49 research papers, peer reviewer of more than 150 international journals with high impact factors, one of top 10 author in subject of Head and neck Radiology of Europe and member of several international organization related to field of Oral Medicine, Oral biology and community health. Dr. Akhilanand Chaurasia, a fellow of Pierre Fauchard Academy(PFA,USA), fellow of International college of continuing dental education(FICCDE,singapore), fellow of international college of dentists(FICD,USA) fellow of Academy of General Education(FAGE), Fellow of International academy of Medical sciences(FIMSA) and International Travel Fellow from Indian Council of Medical Research (New Delhi).He is member of editorial board of 14 international journals, editor in chief of 2 national journals, Editor of 9 international journal and associate editor of 1 international journal.
Dental Stem cells