Confirmed Speakers



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DR. GENINHO THOMÉ 

DR. GENINHO THOMÉ
He holds a B.Sc. in Dentistry from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (1979) and specializes in Periodontology. He has an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Implant Dentistry. He began his scientific studies in 1990, aiming to develop more affordable implants for use in Brazil. He founded Neodent in 1993. In 1996 he gave the first course on Improvements in Implant Dentistry and Prosthesis over Implants and in 2000, the first specialization course on Implant Dentistry, both at the Brazilian Dentistry Association Paraná Region (ABO-PR). In 2004, he founded the Latin American Institute for Dental Research and Education (ILAPEO) with Dr. Clemilda de Paula Thomé. It is now Neodent’s main clinical research center. After 20 years of success and growth, Neodent was acquired by the Swiss Straumann Group in 2015. Currently, Dr. Geninho Thomé is Scientific President of Neodent, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Neodent, Director of Research and Development for ILAPEO and teaches on the M.Sc. course at ILAPEO.



DRA. ARANTZA RODRIGUEZ 

DRA. ARANTZA RODRIGUEZ
Dental Degree – Universidad Europea de Madrid
Specialist in Oral Surgery and Implantology
Degree in Cosmetcis and Oral Rehabilitation New York University
Master’s Degree in Integrated Dental Medicine URJC
Director of Master Implant-prostesis ASISA
Co-director of Modular Course – Surgery and Implants – Neodent



UNIV. PROF. DR. BILAL AL-NAWAS 

UNIV. PROF. DR. BILAL AL-NAWAS
Full-time professor and head of the clinic of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery at the J. Gutenberg Mainz University Medical Center. Assistant associate professor at the Kyung Hee University School of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea. A graduate in Dentistry and Medicine and affiliate at Mainz University for over 15 years. His main clinical and scientific focus is oral implantology, through clinical studies and basic research. His field of clinical research is based on patients with risk factors or local bone deficiency, as well as on reconstruction due to tumors and cleft palates. He has published over 150 articles in peer-reviewed publications. He is a fellow of ITI, German section, Education Delegate, member of the research committee and member of the ITI board. In 2006 and 2010 he won the award for "Best professor at the School of Medicine". He is chairman of the International Federation of Dental Anesthesiology Societies (IFDAS) and general secretary of the German Society of Implantology (DGI).Graduated in Dentistry and Medicine and affiliated to the University of Mainz for more than 15 years. His mayor clinical and scientific focus in dental implantology are clinical studies and basic research. Clinical workfields are compromised patients with risk factors or local bone deficiency, but also tumor and cleft reconstructions. He published over 150 publications in peer reviewed journals: He is a Fellow of the ITI Section Germany, Education Delegate, Member of the Research Committee and Member of the ITI Board. In 2006 & 2010 he was awarded: “Best Teacher at the Medical Faculty”. He is President of the International Federation of Dental Anesthesiology Societies (IFDAS) and Secretary General of the German Society of Implantalogy (DGI).



DR. CAESAR BUTURA 

DR. CAESAR BUTURA
A graduate in Dentistry from the University of Columbia, USA, he later completed the oral and maxillofacial surgery program at the University of Illinois Medical Center, in Chicago. Dr Butura is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABOMS).
He holds qualifications from the ABOMS and the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and is also a fellow member of the Academy of Osseointegration and of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr Butura has lectured extensively on topics related to implant surgery and has numerous publications in prestigious peer-reviewed magazines. He has served as Secretary / Treasurer and Chairman of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Arizona and has occupied several posts in Brazilian associations. Dr Butura has been named as one of the best dentists in the United States in the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery by the American Board of Excellence since 2007 and is currently a member of the Clear Choice Clinical Consultant Board.



DR. CARLOS ARAÚJO 

DR. CARLOS ARAÚJO
He holds a B.Sc. in Dentistry (Oral-Maxillofacial Prosthodontics) from the University of São Paulo (1979), and an M.Sc. in Oral Rehabilitation Dentistry from the University of São Paulo (1983) and a Ph.D. in Oral Rehabilitation from the University of São Paulo (1989). He is currently a senior lecturer at the University of São Paulo. He is experienced in the field of dentistry, specializing in Clinical Dentistry, working principally in osseo-integrated implants, occlusions, aesthetics, temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and implant prosthesis.



DR. CHRISTIAN COACHMAN 

DR. CHRISTIAN COACHMAN
Graduated in Dental Prosthesis in 1995 and in Dentistry from the University of São Paulo in 2002. Member of the Brazilian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (ABOE / SBOE), the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED).
In 2014, Dr Christian Coachman was invited by Dr Goldstein, Gerber and Salama of Team Atlanta to take the post of Head Ceramist, a position he held for 4 years.
Dr Coachman has worked for several renowned dental clinics around the world, such as Dr Van Dooren (Belgium), Gurel (Turkey), Fradeani (Italy) Bichacho (Israel), Ricci (Italy) and Sidney Kina, Claudio Pinto, Paulo Kano, Mario Groisman and Marcelo Calamita in Brazil.
He has developed techniques that have become global benchmarks such as the dental-gingival prosthesis technique “Pink Hybrid Restoration”, the concepts of interdisciplinary planning and communication “Digital Smile Design” (DSD), Emotional Dentistry, "Digital Planning Center”, Interdisciplinary Treatment Simulation and Donor Smile.
Founding partner and CEO of the company DSD-Digital Smile Design, he currently divides his time between his family practice Well Clinic, located in São Paulo, and the office of the DSD company in Madrid, Spain. He is Director of the DSD Residency program, with continuing education courses for dental professionals around the world. He also works as a consultant for companies, laboratories and dental clinics, implementing concepts, developing products and marketing strategies such as Facially Drive Digital Orthodontic Workflow.
He runs courses and gives talks in every continent, covering such diverse topics as Esthetic and Digital Dentistry, Digital Dental Photography, Oral Rehabilitation, Dental Ceramics and Implants, in addition to Communication and Marketing Strategies in Dentistry.
In 2017, Dr Christian Coachman became assistant professor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.



DR. DAN HOLTZCLAW 

DR. DAN HOLTZCLAW
He graduated from the University of Texas, San Antonio, and followed a career in the United States Navy. He continued with a general residency and another 3-year residency in Periodontics at the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He is a specialized periodontist in advanced procedures such as immediate loading protocols in completely edentulous patients, bone regeneration and advanced periodontal disease. Dr Dan Holtzclaw is certified by the American Academy of Periodontology and by the Internal Congress of Implantologists. He has also been chief editor of the Journal of Implant & Advanced Clinical Dentistry since 2007, as well as being a reviewer of another 5 dental magazines. He has won the award for excellence in research from the International College of Dentists and has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed magazines and book chapters. He has taught over 150 conferences and classes around the world. He was named as a "Leader in Continuing Dental Education” by Dentistry Today Magazine for 12 consecutive years.



DR. DANIEL F. GALINDO 

DR. DANIEL F. GALINDO
He was awarded his degree in dentistry from the Javeriana University, in Bogotá, Colombia. He then undertook specialized training at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center, where he obtained the certificate of dental prosthesis specialist. Later, he acted as assistant professor at the Department of Dental Prosthesis and Dentistry at the University of Connecticut School of Dentistry and is currently Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center, Department of Post-graduate Course in Prosthesis. He obtained his Certification from the American Board of Prosthodontics. He is certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics and is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and the International College of Dentists. Dr Galindo is former Chairman of the Arizona Section of the American College of Prosthodontists, former Chairman of the Scottsdale / Paradise Valley Study Club, and is an active member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, and Central Arizona Dental Society, as well as the American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and American Prosthodontic Society. Active in dental research, Dr Galindo attends numerous continuing education courses every year and has published research and clinical technique work. He has presented at several national and international dental meetings, including the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the American Prosthodontic Society and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.



DR. EMILIO AZAR 

DR. EMILIO AZAR
Specialist in Periodontics, University of Buenos Aires;
Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Buenos Aires (completing);
Postgraduate Course Director in the field of Implants and Periodontics since
2012;
Lecturer at conferences and scientific events since 2004;
Graduate and Postgraduate Professor, Periodontics Chair, University of Buenos
Aires, 2007 to 2018;
Graduate Professor, Periodontics Chair, National University
of La Plata 2003-2005.



DR. FEDERICO MEINKE 

DR. FEDERICO MEINKE
Specialist in Prosthodontics;
Postgraduate Degree in Oral Implantology at the University of Buenos Aires;
Fellowship at the University of Berne, Switzerland;
K.O.L. Neodent Key Opinion Leader in Argentina;
Member and Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI);
Director of the ITI Study Club Malbec. Argentina Uruguay Section.
Member of the Latin American Osseointegration Association (ALAO) and the Mendoza Prosthetics Society;
Postgraduate Course Director, College of Dentistry, National University of Cuyo, “Immediate Loading in Oral Implantology”.



DR. FERNANDO ARROYO CALZADA 

DR. FERNANDO ARROYO CALZADA
Dental Degree (Alfonso X El Sabio University, Madrid);
Doctor of Dental Medicine, Cum Laude Distinction (Alfonso X El
Sabio University);
Master’s Degree in Oral Surgery and Implantology (University of Lleida);
Master’s Degree in Orthodontics (University of Lleida);
Professor of Oral Surgery (Alfonso X El Sabio University);
Lecturer in the field of Oral Surgery and
Implantology.
Clinical Director at Dentalios Center.



DR. FLORIN COFAR 

DR. FLORIN COFAR
Attended University of Victor Babes, Timisoara, where he received his degree in dentistry in 2007. He is a post-graduate of NYU College of Dentistry and a Harvard Business school attendee. Specialized in esthetic interdisciplinary dentistry, working closely with other respected dentists in the field such as Christian Coachman, Eric van Dooren and Paulo Kano. Is an international speaker on Dental Aesthetics, Digital Dentistry, Smile Design, having lectured in more than 30 countries, including respected Academies like The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Brazilian Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Known for his videography work in dentistry, he is author of some of the most popular videos in the dental field.
In the present, is lecturing all around the world and practicing dentistry in his own practice in Timisoara, Romania.



DR. GARY FINELLE 

DR. GARY FINELLE
Dr Gary Finelle received his Dental Degree from the University of Paris 7, France in 2009. He completed his doctoral thesis working on soft tissue healing around implants.
Between 2011 and 2013, he joined the Advanced Graduate Program of Oral Implantology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston as a full time resident. His major field of interests is the application of digital technology into the surgical and prosthetic implant treatment workflow. He is involved in implant related research and has published in scientific peer-reviewed journals.
Now based in Paris, Dr Gary Finelle, lectures nationally and internationally. He is currently an ITI fellow and speaker (International Team for Oral Implantology), an active member of the American Dental Club of Paris, and of EAO (European Academy of Osseointegration). His private practice in Paris embraces esthetics, surgical and restorative implant rehabilitations.



DR. HERNAN BOTERO URIBE 

DR. HERNAN BOTERO URIBE
Specialist in Oral Reconstruction and Periodontics University of Antioquia, 1993 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Professor, Oral Reconstruction and Periodontics Program, University of Antioquia since 1993. Active member of the Colombian Prosthodontics Society.



DRA. IVETE A. DE MATTIAS SARTORI 

DRA. IVETE A. DE MATTIAS SARTORI
She holds a B.Sc. in Dentistry from the Faculty of Dentistry of Araçatuba (1980), a specialization in Restorative Dentistry from the São Paulo State University (UNESP-Araçatuba), a specialization in Periodontics from the São Paulo State Association of Dental Surgeons (APCD-Bauru), and an M.Sc. (1999) and a Ph.D. (2002) in Oral Rehabilitation from the University of São Paulo Dentistry Faculty in Ribeirão Preto. She was a lecturer on the Undergraduate Course in Dentistry at the Sacred Heart University - Bauru-SP (USC) from 1993 to 2015 and Vice-President and Coordinator of the Professional Master’s Degree in Dentistry and the Specialization Course in Dental Prosthesis at ILAPEO (Curitiba-PR) from 2008 to 2014. She currently lectures on the Professional Master’s Degree course in Dentistry at ILAPEO (Curitiba, PR), on the Specialization Courses in Implant Dentistry at the University of São Paulo (FUNDECTO) and the PROFIS-Bauru Cleft Palate Society, as well as on the Professional Development Course in Implant Dentistry in Clinica Mollaris, Leiria, Portugal and on intensive Professional Development Courses in PSI (Ilapeo College, Curitiba). She is the responsible specialist at the Mattias Sartori Dentistry and Health Clinic in Bauru and is a Scientific Consultant for Neodent Osseointegrated Implants. She teaches on short courses and conferences in Brazil and Latin America. She has experience in the area of Dentistry, with an emphasis on Dental Prosthesis, primarily regarding prosthesis over implants, implants, prosthesis, aesthetics and oral rehabilitation.



DR. JOE BHAT 

DR. JOE BHAT
Joe Bhat is currently a Hon. Visiting Professor at Maharishi Markandeshwar University, India. He is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery and limits his practice to Implant and Restorative Dentistry. His clinical time is spent as a private referral practitioner at the Moor Park Specialist Dental Centre. He has also been a Clinical Lecturer for the Master of Clinical Dentistry program at the Eastman Dental Institute in London. He is currently a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD) and Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry.



DR. JORGE LUIS GARCIA ESPINAL 

DR. JORGE LUIS GARCIA ESPINAL
Specialist in Oral and Reconstructive Implantology (Center for Dental Specialties and Graduate Studies, Veracruz, Mexico – Graduate School of Oral Implantology and Rehabilitation, Barcelona, 2016-2018); Master’s Degree in Oral Implantology and Rehabilitation (Barcelona, Catholic University of Murcia); Diploma in Esthetic Dentistry and Adhesive Prosthetics (Del Valle University, Santiago de Cali, 2008); Diploma in Implant Restoration and Surgery (Del Valle University, College of Dentistry, Santiago de Cali, 2013); Short courses at the Latin American Institute of Research and Dental Training in immediate loading, Morse Taper System and Grand Morse System; Private practice since 2008; Graduate of Colombian Dental School, General Dentistry, 2006. Diploma in Implant Restoration and Surgery. Del Valle University. College of Dentistry. Santiago de Cali. (2013) Short courses at the Latin American Institute of Research and Dental Training in immediate loading, Morse Taper System and Grand Morse System Private practice since 2008 Graduate of Colombian Dental School, General Dentistry, 2006



DR. LUIS PARÁS 

DR. LUIS PARÁS
Dr. Luis Carlos Parás Fernández received his dental degree from Universidad Intercontinental in Mexico City. He then pursued his postgraduate studies at The University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health (1996-98). He has taught prosthodontics and restorative dentistry in undergraduate programs since 1993. He currently is clinical professor in prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro. Dr. Parás has his private practice in Queretaro, Mexico focused on prosthodontics and implant dentistry.



DRA. MAJA CHMIELEWSKI 

DRA. MAJA CHMIELEWSKI
In her daily practice, Dr Maja Chmielewski (graduate of the Department of Dentistry, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland) is responsible for the implementation of digital protocols into realty in an Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry Clinic, SmileClinic, in Gdansk, Poland. Being a dentist, she has also worked as a Dental Technician, gaining experience in laboratory work for 5 years by far. Her experiences in CAD/CAM protocols include working on Cerec, Amann Girrbach and DWOS/Cares, on both intra oral (IO) and laboratory scanners, milling machines, and 3D printing (Stratasys Objet 260), especially on implant-based cases. Dr Chmielewski is also a certified CoDiagnostiX instructor, conducting courses on the aforementioned surgical planning software. She’s part of a surgical planning team for DentalPrint3D – a Polish company, which offers support for clinicians in digital planning services and 3D printing of surgical guides. She has been part of a few research projects, including exploration of dental CAD/CAM materials as a member of prof. Pascal Magne’s team in California; and a leader of scientific grants.



DR. MASSIMO FROSECCHI 

DR. MASSIMO FROSECCHI
Dr. Frosecchi graduated in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics from the University of Florence, Italy. He has completed post-graduate courses in implantology in Italy, and the US. He is an ITI Fellow, ITI Study Club Director, and International ITI speaker on bone grafting and implantology, and is the founder and President of “Il Giglio aggiornarsi a Firenze”, an association dedicated to dental education in Italy. He has served on several National Dental Committees in Italy, and lectures at several universities in Italy and Brazil. He works in private practice in Florence, Italy, and is an active member of the Italian Academy of Microscopic Dentistry, the International Piezosurgery Academy. He is also assistant professor in implantology at the University of Genoa, Italy.



DRA. OLGA PETRUSZKA


DR. OSWALDO VILLA 

DR. OSWALDO VILLA
Diploma in Oral Implantology, National Autonomous University of Mexico in 2007; Master’s Degree in Dental Teaching and Research, Latin American University, Valle Campus, Mexico, in 2015; Has been an international lecturer in the fields of Clinical Photography, Implantology, Esthetic Dentistry, and Microscopic Dentistry; Currently a Professor for the Implantology Specialty at the Center for Dental Specialties and Graduate Studies, Veracruz, Mexico; Visiting Professor, Implantology Specialty at the Center for Oral Implantology and Restoration of Mexico City. Dental Photography Lecturer, Bogotá Colombia, from 2014 to present Visiting Professor for Postgraduate Programs at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Prosthetics, Maxillofacial Surgery, and Periodontics, and at the Latin American University in Prosthetics, and Implantology at the Center for Dental Specialties and Graduate Studies. In private practice in Mexico City and Spain, exclusively in microscopic dentistry, microsurgery, and minimally invasive esthetic dentistry.



DR. PABLO MASTRIA 

DR. PABLO MASTRIA
Specialist in Maxillary Alveolar and Maxillofacial Implantology (Rosario College of Dentistry, National University of Rosario); Postgraduate Clinical Course Director in Implantological and Prosthetic Implant Surgery (the Rosario Dental Circle); Theory Lecturer (postgraduate courses, Rosario Dental Circle); Chairman of the 2nd Interdisciplinary Oral Reconstruction Conference (Rosario Dental Circle in cooperation with the ITI); Member of the Board of Directors and Postgraduate School at the Rosario Dental Circle, ITI, and Guide.



DR. PAULIUS PETRAVICIUS 

DR. PAULIUS PETRAVICIUS
From 2013-2016 Dr Petravicius did a Residency in oral surgery and obtained a degree as Oral surgeon at the Lithuanian university of health science. He worked as a Lector at the College of Utena (2014-2016) and as Assistant at the Lithuanian University of Health Science (2015 – 2017). Since 2014 to today he’ve being working at the UAB Balčiūnų odontologijos klinika Dentist and from 2017 as MB Manager at the “Dr. Petravicius” Clinic.



DR. ROBERT HAYES 

DR. ROBERT HAYES
Robert gained Bachelor of Dental Surgery at Guy’s Hospital in 1980 and has operated at Teeth for Life in Thames Ditton since then, developing a broad spectrum of skills in surgical and restorative dentistry. He gained membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice in 2000 having led the Faculty Course at Kingston Postgraduate Medical Centre for several years and been the inaugural Chairman of the Surrey and Sussex British Dental Association Young Dentists Group. He was the first dentist to hold the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons as well as an MSc in Implant Dentistry and is the founding author of the implant section of Standards in Dentistry. Robert was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons Certificate in Advanced Implant Dentistry in 2006 and is currently undertaking a PhD at King’s College on the use of zygoma dental implants in the restoration of the severely resorbed maxilla, part of the national ‘Rebuilding Faces’ initiative. He was the first european dentist to undertake concurrent maxillary and mandibular Teeth-in-a-Day‘ and has mentored surgeons at all levels in the use of NobelGuide as well as running courses covering all aspects of the All-on-Four technique.









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