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.
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