GREATIST is a meeting platform consisting of an exhibition, a congress, conferences, courses, and workshops. As the event has grown every year, it welcomes a big number of delegates, visitors and companies from all over the world.
Prof. Dr. Tolga F. Tözüm
Implant dentistry is a significant and indispensable part of our dental practice. In the daily clinical practice, we should use the best and the most useful technique, material, and method in the treatment of our patients. As well as conventional surgical treatments, contemporary therapies with digital applications should also be chosen including hard and soft tissue procedures and full mouth rehabilitations. This lecture will try to summarize some cases treated with inter-disciplinary ways and advanced surgical solutions.
Prof. Dr. Tolga Fikret Tözüm
University of Illinois Dentistry Faculty, Department of Periodontics, Chicago
Dr. Tözüm was graduated from Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey in 1998 and awarded with ‘Top Student Award’. He completed his periodontology specialty education at Hacettepe University, Turkey, and also his integrated PhD education in health sciences at The University of Michigan and Hacettepe University between 1998 and 2002. He continued his career as a full-time faculty at Hacettepe University between 2002 and 2014, and promoted to full professor title in 2012. During his time in Turkey, he also served as Associate Dean of Research and Co-director of Dental Research and Development Laboratory. He has been a full-time faculty at Department of Periodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) since 2014. He also completed his advanced education in periodontics at UIC between 2016 and 2017. As well as UIC, he is also appointed as a faculty at University of Messina, Messina, Italy in PhD Advisory Board of Biomedical Engineering.
He was awarded with ‘Travel Award’ from the Continental European Division of International Association for Dental Research in 2004, ‘Platinum Award’ from International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) in 2006, ‘Best Article Award’ from ACTA Odontologica Scandinavica in 2009, ‘International Expert in Implantology’ from Ukranian Association of Oral Implantologists in 2011, and ‘Educators Award’ from UIC Post-Graduate Periodontics in 2019. He is an honorary member of Meffert Implant Institute-ICOI since 2008, a fellow of Academy of Osseointegration (AO) since 2012, and also serving as chair of ‘AO-Website Education Committee’.
He gave more than 60 national/international invited scientific lectures, published more than 110 international scientific articles and authored 13 national/international book chapters related to periodontics and implant surgeries. He serves as an ‘editorial board member’ in 15 international journals including Clinical Oral Implants Research, International Journal of Oral Implantology, Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry, and BioMed Research International.
He is currently treating patients who are looking for advanced implant surgeries at UIC faculty practice, teaching to residents in post-graduate periodontics, and also performing clinical research related to digital and esthetic dentistry.
Dr. Egon Euwe
“Invisible Single Tooth Replacement” in the Esthetic zone has been considered for decades one of the pinnacles of Implantology. This procedure embraces surgical aspects of both hard and soft tissue preservation, reconstruction & remodeling. Implant, connection and abutment design play an Important role as well, and recent Prosthodontic advances in the field metal free CAD CAM technology with materials like Zirconia, Alumina and Lithium Di-Silicate created an Esthetic and Biological breakthrough. Going through the Gingival section from the neck of the implant towards the visible part of the Emerging tooth-like restoration, the team technician-clinician has to position up to four different interfaces between the different components and materials in this 3-4mm of running space. They have to widen also substantially the emergence profile going from a narrow connection to a much wider anatomical perimeter crossing different layers of soft tissue, every layer with its own specific characteristics and features. At the end of this process stable crestal bone levels remain still today one of the most wanted features of successful implant treatment.
The Lecture addresses the key elements on the way to excellence were the different pieces of carefully designed hardware have to respect the layer specific tissue features to obtain a long-lasting clinical stability.
Keywords: Biologic width, multi-layer soft tissue philosophy, Bottle Neck Emergence profile, Oral, Sulcus and Junctional Epithelium, CT attachment, Crestal Bone, Soft Tissue Thickness, Esthetic Excellence.
• How, when and why to optimize the pink interface
• Understanding of the different layers within the biologic width. Teeth Vs Implants
• A recipe for stable crestal bone levels
• A proposal for a bio-friendly emergence profile
Dr. Egon V. M. Euwe
Dr. Egon Euwe obtained his degree in 1982 at the University of Utrecht (Holland). Since 1986 his main interests in the dental field have been periodontics and oral implantology. He followed post-graduate courses at the UCLA. He became a member of the UCLA European Study Club, and in January of 1997, this group presented him an award for the "Best Clinical-Scientific Presentation". He is a frequent international lecturer and co-author of several scientific publications. Global speaker and Faculty member of Global Institute for Dental Education (gIDE). Active member of European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED).
Professor Ziad Al-Ani
TMD management in general dental practice is widely regarded as being a contentious subject, with several differing and often diametrically opposed viewpoints being aired, not only in relation to aetiology and diagnosis but also in relation to treatment. This uncertainty often prompts the dentist to refer for secondary care. Another recurring issue is the lack of adequate remuneration in the general dental services for management of the patients, for example by splint therapy. Sound up-to-date knowledge and proper training of all aspects of this commonly encountered condition is essential.
It is important that all treatments delivered to a TMD patient should be evidenced-based and should always be in the patient’s best interests. Many treatment modalities are proposed that do not fulfil these parameters and can lead to confusion in management.
The objective of this ‘Question and Answer’ lecture is to address questions on temporomandibular disorder (TMD) management and suggest simple examination and treatment guidelines for TMD patients that, while not being overly complicated, should enable the dentist to elicit all relevant information. The aim is to direct the participant toward a more evidence-based approach and specific treatment regimes.
Prof. Dr. Ziad Al-Ani
BDS, PG Dip, MSc, PhD, MFDS RCS(Ed), PGCert.MedEd, FHEA, RET Fellow
Professor of Temporomandibular Disorders-College of Medicine and Dentistry- Birmingham
Senior Lecturer-Glasgow Dental Hospital and School
Professor Al-Ani was awarded his MSc in Prosthodontics from Manchester University in 1999. In 2004 he was awarded his doctorate from the same University; the title of his thesis was “Studies in Temporomandibular Disorders and Occlusion”. He was appointed by Manchester University as Clinical Teacher in Restorative Dentistry in 2004 as well as a Research coordinator for the TMD clinic and he is recently a Senior Lecturer at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School.
In 2006, he obtained MFDS from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. In recognition of his teaching activities, he was awarded the status of Fellow of Higher Education Academy in 2010.
Dr Al-Ani was one of the two finalists in the “Teacher of the Year” (2006) as awarded by The Dental Defence Union. The award recognised excellence in dental education. He was again the Nominee for the 2007 and 2008 “Dentist Teacher of the year Award” by the Dental Defence Union after nominations made by undergraduate students at Manchester Dental School.
He has published numerous articles about Occlusion and TMD in peer-reviewed scientific papers, and he is the author of the book “Temporomandibular Disorders: A Problem-Based Approach” and the book “Practical Procedures in Dental Occlusion”.
Professor James Prichard
BIOCERAMICS-FROM OBTURATION TO REGENERATION. EXPANDING THE POSSIBILITES OF ENDODONTIC THERAPY.
Since Torebinejad introduced MTA in 1996, more teeth have become saveable. The latest generations of these materials have improved usability and expanded treatments being provided to patients. Vital pulp therapy, obturation, perforation repair and surgical endodontics have now become even more predictable with ever improving outcomes.
Prof. Dr. James Prichard
Ulster Universty Head of Endodontics
Professor Prichard is a renowned teacher in Endodontics, delivering hands on courses, lectures and seminars throughout the UK and overseas. He has held the posts of Associate Clinical Teacher, Clinical Teaching Fellow and Clinical Supervisor in Endodontics on the Masters Programme at The University of Warwick prior to joining BPP University in London as Visiting Professor and Programme leader for the MClinDent in Endodontology. He has supervised several Masters research projects and has published in the scientific journals including the International Endodontic Journal and The British Dental Journal. He has lectured at several international conferences including the British Dental Association annual meeting, the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the AEEDC in Dubai and the PAEC in Cairo.
He is an International Key Opinion Leader for FKG Dentaire and has demonstrated the latest advances in endodontic technology for Schottlander and FKG Dentaire at the Dental Showcases and Dentistry Show in the UK since 2004. He gained his Master’s Degree (MSc) in Restorative Dental Practice with distinction for his dissertation on ultrasonic cleaning of root canals which he completed at The Eastman Dental Institute in London. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics in New York, an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry.
Dr Jin Vaghela & Dr. Ali Chohan
Dr Jin and Dr Ali are dynamic lecturers and will present this topic as a debate and discuss pros and cons of each step through out.
Composite Bonding has become popular in the last few years and many patients now prefer this as it is minimally invasive compared to other restorations. This presentation will provide an overview of the planning required for predictable composite bonding including the functional and aesthetic components. The speakers will also discuss bonding protocols and techniques to optimise bonding. Speakers will outline the aesthetic considerations and how to use composite line angles to manipulate shape.
The speakers will finish by presenting a case with non-invasive adhesive techniques that now allow us to use historic knowledge with modern methods.
Dr. Jin J Vaghela
Founder, Smile Clinic Group & Smile Dental Academy
Dr Jin qualified from KCL and completed MJDF RCS England and MFDS RCS Edinburgh. He gained his PgCert in Dental Education and a Fellowship to the Higher Education Academy. He has been a DFT ES since 2012 and completed a PgCert in Mentoring & Leadership. Dr Jin completed his MSc in Restorative at the Eastman Dental Hospital. Dr Jin is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry at COMD and a visiting Lecturer at Eastman Dental Institute. Dr Jin was awarded Dentist of the Year 2021 and Best Young Dentist and Best Practice Principal at the Private Dentistry Awards 2020. He is the founder of the Smile Clinic Group and Smile Dental Academy.
Dr Ralf Schlichting
Small things can help to solve big problems
Endodontic treatment and retreatment can be technically challenge for the clinician, not only because of the inherent anatomical variations and difficulties, but also because of the need to solve some complications created in previously performed treatments, or that accidentally occurred during the approach to the root canal treatment.
In addition to the extreme importance of solid and up-to-date scientific knowledge, of constant training, in order to facilitate continuous improvement of their technical skills, it is also important that the clinician has the material resources that help him or her to solve the different challenges that are presented and overcome daily in the course of clinical activity.
With this lecture we intend to present and exchange experiences, regarding the resolution of some of the challenges we encounter in our daily practice.
Prof Dr Pablo Galindo-Moreno
This presentation will be focused in those surgical factors that to easier and more predictable maxillary sinus floor techniques. It will be focused on how these factors influence the consolidation of the graft used, prevent accidents and complications of these techniques and increase the long-term survival of implants placed in this location. It will also address the choice of biomaterial suitable for the realization of these techniques.
Pablo Galindo Moreno
University of Granada, Department of Oral Surgery and Implantology,
Doctor of Dentistry. Full Professor of Oral Surgery and Implantology, University of Granada. Master in Oral Surgery. Corresponding Academician of the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Cádiz. European Board in Oral Surgery. ICOI Diplomate and Fellowship. President of SCOI (Spanish College of Oral Implantologists). Author of more than 50 national and international publications. Researcher of various national and international projects. International speaker on Oral Surgery and Implantology.
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Küçük
Prof Dr A. Bülent Katiboğlu
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bulent Katiboglu
Dean of Istanbul Atlas University Faculty of Dentistry
He was born in 1961. He graduated from the Marmara University Faculty of Dentistry in 1984. He began working as a PhD student in Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department In 1988. He has a doctorate study in dental surgery under general anesthesia for children. He has worked advanced dental implant surgery in Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1994. He received the title of Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2000. He works currently in Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Because of his international scientific studies, received a certificate of appreciation from Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry in 1998. He is chief editor of the Journal of Dental Turkish group and The British Dental Journal’s Turkey's consultant. He is a member of national Turkish Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Turkish Association of Oral Surgery, Turkish Dental Association and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and The International Association as international professional associations. He made the presidency of the International Dental Congress called “Dental Istanbul” in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, Journal of Turkish Dental International Scientific Congress in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Also, he is a founding member of Istanbul University, Physical Education and Sports School. He published numerous scientific research and presentations in international dental congresses.
His working areas are particularly stem cells, advanced implant surgery and implantology including surface properties of dental surgery in dentistry.
He is currently working as dean of İstanbul Atlas University Faculty of Dentistry.
Dr Andi Dragus
FTR is a prosthetic concept both functional and esthetic that aims to integrate in the stomatognathic system the artificial volumes represented by veneers, crowns and bridges on the natural teeth or on the implants. The concept is designed to preserve the balance of the mandibular dynamics and to reproduce the 6 functions of speaking, breathing, swallowing, chewing, stress management and esthetics.
The FTR concept is based on the condilography and the transfer of all the resulted data from the dental clinic to the dental laboratory.
Why the condilography?
After mounting the models in the articulator with the support of the facial bow, and after programming the articulator, the dental technician will be guided by the mandibular dynamics reproduced on the articulator, which results in correctly establishing the exact position of the artificial volumes represented by veneers, crowns or bridges.
FTR is comprised of the treatment plan from the dental clinic and the tratment plan from the dental laboratory.
There are 2 treatment plans because the strategy, vision and predictibility of the prosthetics treatment plan from the dental clinic is continued indirectly in the dental laboratory where the prosthetic work is realized. If the dental laboratory does not receive all the data to correctly program the articulator and to correctly execute the transfer of the jaws position with the facial bow or with the condilograph, then the resulted prosthetic work will be going through a random realization, without guaranteeing the functionality required in the mouth of the patient.
Dr. Andi Dragus
Implantologist, Dentoalveolar Surgeon, Specialized on Dental Esthetics with High Emphasis on Functionality Determined by the TMJ Diagnosis with the Condilography.
My Concepts: Functional Tooth Redesign, Condilographiated Veneers, Horizontal Preparation Protocol, Digital Functional Implantology. I started my career in stomatology in 1995 as a dental technician. In 2005 I founded Clinica Dr. Dragus Dental Clinic where I develop my medical activity together with my team.
At present I am Ph.D. student at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy CAROL DAVILA with Prof. Mihai Augustin “Occlusal articular and neuromuscular rehabilitation methods in implant-prosthetic oral rehabilitation”.
My notion of dentistry is a complex and interdisciplinary one. I want my patients to understand how important oral cavity is, that is just one part of the masticatory apparatus (stomatognathic system) and to realize how important each tooth of the dental arches is. It is very important to emphasize all functions of the masticatory apparatus (breathing, mastication, deglutition, phonation, aesthetics, stress management) by the treatments realized by myself and I do not relate primordially to aesthetics and only that. Dental aesthetics is very important in the 21st century, but it may not replace the TMJ functionality (temporomandibular joints) as importance. Please do not understand that I do not work at a very high esthetic level or that I am against dental aesthetics. I want my patients to understand that maxillary and mandible bones are those that influence their aesthetics firstly and then there are the teeth and the various prosthetic works I make (prep or no- prep veneers, dental crowns).
In 2016 I invented the Horizontal Preparation Protocol (HPP), which is a minim-invasive functional protocol, that is predictible and can be easily reproduced and it aims to realize the preparation for veneers and crowns. In 2018 I have designed an interdisciplinary concept both functional and esthetic for cosmetic dentistry, named Condilographiated Veneers. The concept starts from the mandibular dynamic and the masticatory reflex and integrates esthetics with craniomandibular functionality.
Starting with 2001, I have been lecturer for international companies such as: Komet, 3P Implants, GC Europe, Straumann Switzerland, Alpha Bio Israel, Zubler Germany, Dr Eyes Germany, Adin Israel, 3M USA, Kavo Germany, College of Dental Technicians of Romania.
Dr. Shiraz Khan
Minimally invasive dentistry is a principle that is ever more important in aesthetic dentistry of today. With patients becoming more aware, and technology advancing, the need to use novel yet well-researched techniques to improve aesthetics should always be sought. Composite resin restorations provide a host of opportunities/chances to improve aesthetics with minimal preparation and good medium-term outcomes. Furthermore, white spot management with resin infiltration is a technique that minimizes invasion, whilst maximization of aesthetics. ICON has more than ten years of research and cases from all around the world that demonstrate optimal aesthetic outcomes with minimal enamel surface preparation. The lecture will demonstrate a host of anterior composite cases, as well as allow for delegates to understand the technology behind ICON resin infiltration, and how the alteration of the refractive index of white spots can be used to mask white spot lesions in a range of clinical situations and scenarios. Furthermore, the process of diagnosis of the depth and thickness of the white spot will be discussed, along with adjunctive measure that may be used to optimize outcomes.
Dr. Shiraz Khan
Dr. Shiraz Khan graduated from the University of Birmingham Dental School in 2013. Having successfully completed foundation training and winning several prizes, he finished his dental core training in a range of specialisms including Restorative Dentistry at Croydon University Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’s. He is currently placed in private practice at The London Centre for Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry, in the heart of London (Wimpole Street, W1). Shiraz has heightened his profile at this albeit early stage, being invited to lecture to young dentists around the country, as well as having lectured internationally. Recent exploits include lecturing at the EXCIDA 57th International Congress regarding aesthetic dentistry in Tehran, Iran. Progressing in his career in additional post-graduate qualifications and building a portfolio of achievements means that Shiraz is nothing short of an aspirational individual. He has been awarded a distinction for his Masters in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Birmingham. He invests time into his career development and experience, regularly sharing with like-minded professionals. Most recently he has won the Fast Track 4 Award in recognition of his commitment to dentistry and becoming a leader of the future and has won the Best Young Dentist 2017 at the Dentistry Awards. He has also been recognised as ‘The Rising European Star in Dentistry 2018’ and won a restorative category in the prestigious Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2019 and 2022. Most recently his hard work and efforts were recognised by the Young Dentist Academy who appointed Shiraz to become The Director.
Dr. Antonis Chaniotis
Root canal curvature and calcification introduce factors that increase the risk of procedural accidents during root canal treatment. The inability to achieve patency to the apical third, asymmetrical dentine removal leading to transportation, perforation and instrument fracture inside the curved trajectories are some of the procedural problems that might jeopardize the management of intraradicular infection and result in poor treatment outcomes. In fact, curved and constricted canals introduce such complexity that total instrumentation concepts and specially designed instruments have been developed to deal with the challenge. This lecture seeks to provide and consolidate the principles necessary for understanding the dynamics of curved and constricted canal management and to improve the clinical skills.
At the end of this lecture the participant will be able to
• Understand the biological objectives of root canal treatment manipulation in curved and calcified canals
• Understand how to choose instruments for curved and calcified canals
• Understand how to choose techniques for curved and calcified canals
• Practice new techniques and develop new skills
• Take away tips and hints to use them in the everyday practice
Dr. Antonis Chaniotis DDS, MDSC
Chaniotis Antonis is a graduate of the University of Athens Dental School, Greece (1998). In 2003 he completed the three-year postgraduate program in Endodontics at the University of Athens Dental School. Since 2003, he owns a limited to microscopic Endodontics private practice in Athens, Greece. For 10 years, he served as a clinical instructor affiliated with the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the University of Athens, Athens Dental School, Endodontic department, Greece. In 2012 he was awarded the title of Clinical fellow teacher at the University of Warwick, Warwick dentistry UK.
He lectures nationally and internationally, and he has published more that 20 articles in peer review International Journals. His cases are published in peer review Journals and International Endodontic textbooks. He currently serves as an active member of the Hellenic Association of Endodontists, Country representative in ESE, member of the Hellenic Society of Endodontology, certified member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), international member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and member of the European Academy of Digital Dentistry
Prof. Dr. Hanefi Kurt
Prof. Dr. Hanefi Kurt
Bilgi University Faculty of Dentistry Department of Prosthodontics
Prof Dr Esra Uzer Çelik
Prof. Dr. Ana Minovska
Modern dentistry is a meeting place between science, technology and the art form in the dental profession. Today, dentistry is closely related to the technologies of the new age that change and modernize it. This kind of dentistry has led to the fact that the patient has individual but certain expectations: the treatment should be less painful, comprehensive and error-free, less invasive with less bleeding, better healing and with fewer appointments.
Luckily, among armamentarium in daily dental practice, lasers have rapidly emerged as very useful, high-tech tools. This presentation will address some of the important aspects related to the use of lasers in everyday general and specialist dentistry. Laser applications that provides an alternative way to perform a variety of dental procedure including gum reshaping, cold sore treatment and removing decayed tooth material; also enabling treatment of gum disease harden fillings and even whiten teeth. Surgical procedures performed with lasers lower the risk of infection with less pain, less bleeding; they are less invasive and less likely to cause swelling. Lasers allow dentists to work with more precision. Recovery periods are typically shorter when dental lasers are used.
In essence, lasers can enable the dentist to render better-quality dentistry.
Prof. Dr Ana Minovska
Faculty of Medical Sciences at Goce Delchev Shtip University
Professor at the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Goce Delchev Shtip University, international lecturer in the field of periodontology and laser dentistry, visiting professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Lasi, Romania, President of the Balkan Dental Society, Member of the International College of Dentists, President of Dental Association ETERNITAS, President of CME program for doctors and dentists in primary health care under the auspice of the Ministry of Health’s of Republic of Macedonia, Founder of Macedonian Dental Society and journal of Macedonian Dental Society, Member of honor of International Dental Organization “Pierre Fauchard Academy “and owner of the ETERNAdent- Dental Health Center.
Lecturer and organizer of a large number of congresses, symposiums and hands-on courses in the country and abroad. Author of textbooks in the field of periodontology and oral hygiene. Winner of a number of recognitions and awards in the field of dentistry. Member of the presidency of the Commission for Professional Supervision of Macedonian Dental Chamber. Member of the editorial board of the professional journal Bosnian J. of Dental Medicine and Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine.
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Baybora Kayahan
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Baybora Kayahan
Istanbul HEalth and Thecnology University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics
He graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, in 1995. Between 1995-2000, he worked as a research assistant at Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics. In 2000, he received Dr. Med. Dent. degree. He worked at Yeditepe University, Faculty of Dentistry from 2000 to 2014. He became Assistant Professor in 2002 and Associate Professor in 2008. He began to work at Okan University, Faculty of Dentistry in 2014 where he became a Professor of Endodontics. He is the author of many published in local and international journals. He gives courses and conferences on root canal shaping and procedural problems in endodontics. Dr. Kayahan is a certified member of European Society of Endodontology. He is the president of Turkish Endodontic Society and president-elect of Asian Pacific Endodontic Confederation.
Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Ateş
Prof. Dr. Aslan Gökbuget
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sancar Ataç
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sancar Ataç
Gazi University, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery Ankara Turkey
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sancar ATAÇ graduated from İstanbul University in 1997 and has joined to Specialty education programme in Gazi University in Ankara in 1998. He holds specialist diploma of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 2004. He also defended his PhD Thesis in 2004. During specialty education he completed his medical education programme in 2000- 2001 in departments of, Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Surgery. He had visited New York University Institution of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery division of Craniofacial Surgery in 2002. In 2004 he visited University of Washington in Seattle for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In 2005 he visited University Hospital in Zürich Department of Craniomaxillofacial and Oral Surgery and in 2011 visited Ilizarov Orthopedics and Traumatology centre in Syberia- Russia.
He had more than 150 national and international scientific publications and oral- poster presentations including SCI journals. He has directed 5 Phd and specialty thesis. He is reviewer author for many SCI journals.
He is Executive Committee Member as Treasurer in Turkish Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons since 2008. He became Associate Professor in 2010. Now he is full time Professor in the department both as lecturer and surgeon. He is councilor of Turkey for European Association of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (since 2014) and International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (since 2013). He is Chairman / Head of the Oral surgery & Implantology sub-specialty in European Association of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgeons. His main interests are Advanced-reconstructive implant surgery, Orthognathic & corrective dento-facial deformity Surgery, Temporomandibular joint pathology and Surgery and 3D design and printing technologies in medicine.
He can speak English and Germany. His hobbies are basketball and writing poets. He is married with two children.
Dr. Haşmet Gökdeniz
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Gündoğar
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Gündoğar
Istanbul Medipol University Faculty of Dentistry Department of Endodontics
Dr. Mustafa Gündoğar, is a graduate of Marmara University, Faculty of Dentistry where he received his DDS degree in 2005. He attended Endodontics Program of Graduate Study offered by Institute of Health Sciences at Marmara University and graduated with PhD degree at Endodontics in 2011. He is currently working in the Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry at Medipol University, İstanbul, Turkey as an associated professor since 2020.
Dr. Gündoğar’s areas of interests are; nickel titanium file’s kinematic properties, cyclic fatique resistances of Ni-Ti Rotary systems, and latest trends in endodontic irrigation. Dr Gündoğar is also one of the inventor of Turkey’s first patented nickel titanium reciprocation file. Dr Gündoğar has been been working at the Regenerative and Restorative Medicine Research Center (REMER) since 2020 and mainly focuses on artifical intelligence and regenerative endodontics and laser technology at endodontics.
Dr Mustafa Gündoğar is a renowed speaker and frequently invited to major national and international conferences in Turkey. Dr Gündoğar has published more than 50 original research articles in national and international peer-reviewed and indexed journals. Dr. Gündoğar is working as a reviewer for many indexed international journals. He has attended many national and international congresses, symposium, courses and conferences.
Dr. Gündoğar is an active member of the Turkish Dental Association (TDB), Turkish Endodontic Society (TED), European Society of Endodontology (ESE).
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Taha Özyürek
Thanks to the developing irrigation activation systems, it has become possible to clean the root canal system by minimizing the canal shaping processes. Due to the increase in the frequency of root fractures and cracks in the clinic, the prognosis of teeth with root canal treatment is adversely affected. For these reasons, it is necessary to be more conservative in root canal shaping and to increase the intensity of irrigation activation methods in clinical practice. In this presentation, conservative, simple and safe canal shaping techniques that we can apply in the clinic will be discussed in the light of current literature.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Taha Özyürek
Istanbul Bahcesehir University Faculty of Dentistry Department of Endodontics
Assoc. Prof. Taha Özyürek is a graduate of Atatürk University, Faculty of Dentistry where he received his DDS degree. He attended Endodontics Program of Graduate Study offered by Institute of Health Sciences at Ondokuz Mayıs University and graduated with PhD degree at Endodontics. He has worked as resident at the Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry at Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey. Till October 2018 he works at Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry at İstanbul Medeniyet University, His areas of interests are; nickel titanium file’s physical and chemical properties, endodontic microsurgery and retreatment. Dr. Taha Özyürek has numerous published original research articles especially about the mechanical properties of nickel titanium files in national and international peer-reviewed and indexed journals. He is working as a reviewer for many indexed international journals. He is an active member of Turkish Dental Association (TDB), Turkish Endodontic Society (TED), American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and European Society of Endodontology (ESE).
Assoc Prof Dr Nilsun Bağış & Dr Mustafa Bekerecioğlu
Assoc. Prof. Burçin Arıcan Alpay
The main purpose of endodontic treatment is to remove necrotic tissue and microorganisms and their by-products from the root canal and to prevent their recolonization. The complex and complex anatomy of the root canal system makes this disinfection a difficult task. Studies show that root canal walls cannot be cleaned to a large extent by mechanical shaping. From this point of view, we now know that the chance of success of endodontic treatment now largely depends on effective irrigation and irrigation activation.
In this presentation, the irrigation agents used in today's treatment protocols, the use of combined irrigation agents according to the case, the current irrigation activation systems and the importance of their clinical use will be explained to the participants in the light of current literature.
Assoc. Dr. Burcin Arican Alpay
Istanbul Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Dentistry Department of Endodontics
Dr. Burçin Arıcan graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Dentistry in 2010. She completed his doctorate in Marmara University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics in 2015. Between 2015-2017, she worked as an endodontist in many clinics and prepared question banks for the DUS exam. She returned to academic life in 2017 and worked at Istanbul Okan University Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics. Instructor she started his career as a member. In 2021, Dr. Instructor she started to work in Istanbul Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Dentistry Department of Endodontics with its member staff and received the title of Associate Professor in 2022. She took part in many national and international congresses. She has many publications in national and international refereed journals. She took part in TUBITAK projects with genetic infrastructure on artificial intelligence and intra-channel microorganism diversity in the Turkish population. She is doing a Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence Engineering.
Special interests; artificial intelligence, endodontic microbiology and genetics, irrigation, endodontic retreatment, canal treatment of anatomically malformed teeth and root canal shaping are current methods in dentistry.
Dr. Yağmur Uzun Şengör
The science of Airway Dentistry continues to develop, focusing on how we breathe and what factors are leading to common sleep problems.
From infancy, teaching correct breathing and using the perioral muscles correctly can prevent craniofacial deformities, orthodontic malocclusions, sleep problems, bruxism.
In this presentation, general health problems (ADHD, bedwetting, anxiety, allergic problems) in children due to sleep problems; how to treat snoring, sleep apnea, upper airway resistance syndrome and active bruxism problems in adults by dentists will be explained.
Dr. Dt. Yağmur Uzun Şengör
She graduated from Gazi University Faculty of Dentistry in 2009 with the 'first prize'. Between 2010-2015, she completed her specialty training at Gazi University Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics. After his specialization training, she focused on treating the negative effects of mouth breathing, which is the main etiological factor of orthodontic problems.
She participated in many national and international trainings and seminars on airway-centered orthodontic treatments within the principles of holistic dentistry.
As one of the first dentists working with the concept of "airwaydentist" in Turkey, she is actively working on myofunctional treatment (myobrace), orthodontic and orthopedic treatments in children and adults.
She continues to work by adding erbium yag laser method (nightlase) treatment for snoring and sleep apnea in children and adults to his treatment protocol.
Dr. Kadriye Özdayı
Dr. Koray Feran
Full documented patient assessment and proper time spent on diagnosis and treatment planning and patient communication is the foundation of modern dental care.
It prevents missed diagnoses, miscommunication, incorrect or incomplete treatment, future problems and associated stress and financial and reputational problems.
The basis of all healthcare is proper diagnosis. The basis of all diagnosis is proper documentation and taking time to think.
I hope that this short presentation will improve the way you work and make it less stressful and more professional and rewarding.
Dr. Koray Feran
BDS MSc FDSRCS
Koray qualified in 1989 from Guy’s Dental Hospital, winning the Final Year Prize for overall excellence and the S.J. Kaye Prize in Oral Medicine and Pathology. He remained at Guy’s for two separate House Surgeon appointments in Prosthetic Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial surgery until 1991 when he went into general practice in North London.
Between 1991 and 1993 he completed the Master of Science degree in Periodontology from Guy’s Hospital and at the end of 1993 passed examinations to obtain a Restorative Dentistry Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
He has since been in practice dedicated to quality dental care, having a special interest in multi-disciplinary cases that require detailed planning and coordination of several specialist branches of dentistry. Between 1996 and 1999 he provided surgical services in periodontics and implant dentistry to three prestigious practices in the Knightsbridge and South Kensington areas, and established his own practice in the West End of London from 1998.
In 2005 he founded The London Centre for Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry (LCIAD Ltd.) in Wimpole Street at the heart of London’s dental and medical community. He expanded LCIAD in October 2010 into new larger premises to establish a strong clinical team with in-depth experience in the management and care of patients with complex dental problems.
Koray has undergone and continues to undergo extensive postgraduate education in several countries with world leaders in many fields of dentistry and dental technology as well as being a sought-after lecturer in his own right.
Koray currently accepts referrals from colleagues for patients requiring detailed restorative and surgical multidisciplinary dental care especially on cases with failed previous dental work. He is known for his successful multidisciplinary approach to dealing with complex cases requiring dedicated surgical and restorative branches of dentistry.
Assoc. Prof. Taha Özyürek & Prof. Dr. Safa Tuncer
Dr. Hayrullah Kaya
Dt. Hayrullah Kaya
Dt. Hayrullah Kaya is a graduate from Atatürk University, Faculty of Dentistry where he received his DDS degree in 2016. Since he graduated, he worked in private clinics. In particular, endodontic retreatments under dental operation microscope and endodontic treatments focused on the canal retreatments. Especially; He focused rubber-dam applications and clinical use of MTA are important for the concept of single-session endodontic treatment in cases and presentations. He is an active member of the Turkish Dental Association (TDB).
Dr. Theodore Mandas
Single file canal preparation and asymmetrical mechanical reciprocation are widely used for canal preparation. Reciproc (VDW) was the first system introduced in the market that combined those two features. Since launch, more than 400 studies and scientific publications supported the benefits of the “Reciproc concept”. This presentation will discuss, from an evidence based point-of-view, all the parameters related to the clinical behavior of the system. Safety, efficiency and simplicity of Reciproc will be documented through a series of clinical examples with emphasis on the management of challenging cases, such as calcified, blocked and severely curved canals. The “no-glidepath” concept will be enlightened and clearly distinguished from cases where a glidepath should be created. Finally, advanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols will be addressed. At the end of this lecture, the participant will be able to understand the unique concept of canal preparation with Reciproc without any prior instrumentation and realize the benefits of the reciprocation movement in clinical practice.
Dr. Theodore Mandas DDS, MSc
Dr. Theodore Mandas obtained his dental degree from University of Athens Dental School in 2007. He completed the three-year Postgraduate program of Endodontology at the University of Athens Dental School in 2012. He has been practicing endodontics exclusively since then in Chalkida, Greece. Dr. Mandas served as a clinical instructor for 8 years at the Endodontic department of Athens Dental School. He lectures nationally and internationally and his cases are published in international textbooks of Endodontology. He is a certified member of the Eurorean Society of Endodontology and of the Hellenic Endodontic society. His areas of interest are root canal instrumentation, irrigation and obturation, and complex retreatment techniques including the removal of fragments of separated instruments, and advanced microsurgical endodontics. In 2014, Dr. Mandas translated to Greek the textbook “Endodontology” (Beer, Baumann) which was taught at the undergraduate program of Athens University.
Dr. Sherief ElZahar
Dr. Serdar Sıralar
Ztm. Ömür Pak & Zt. Sinan Akdemir
Zt. Ömür Pak
1994-1997 Education as a Dental Technician
1997-2005 Working in some well known Labs in Europe.
Numerous participations in advanced training and internships with outstanding teachers in dental technology, among others
Willi Geller, Shigeo Kataoka, Shoshi Sassaki, Thilo Vock, Christian Berg, Panos Bazos, Prof. Dr. Wainwright, Prof. Dr. Stefan Kopp, Sascha Hein and many more.
2003 Master Education in Düsseldorf and Cologne
2005 Foundation of his own laboratory in Bochum with a special focus on anterior aesthetics, function and implant prosthetics
2009 Appointed Oral Design Member by Willi Geller
2015 Appointed a member of the Dental Technicians Guild
2010 Co-author of the book Implant Prosthetics published by DZW Publishing
2010- 2014 Studied industrial engineering at Ruhr University Bochum
2010-2022 consultant to various international dental companies e.g. CORTEX Implants, Ador Edelmetalle, Promadent, Drimex and many more
2010 Development of his own, optimized platinum foil for use with veneers with Creation CC in cooperation with the company Ador Edelmetalle
2014- 2017 initiator of the "Pandoras Box" course series with Jan Hajto (patient cases from A to Z (advice, photography, smile design, prep to cementation) for dental technicians and dentists)
2020 Initiator of the Imitation Game Course Series with Prof. Marcel Wainwright
2020 Inventor of „the Hashtag Technique“
2009-2020 speaker at home and abroad for countless companies e.g. AmannGirrbach, Creation Willi Geller, WhitePeaks, GC, Anaxdent, HPdent, MPF, Dental Technicians Guild,
2019 Attendee at the Big Pictures Calender From Teamwork Media
2018- 2022 Master of Science in Dental Technology at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Thesis Title: Influence of functional parameters in facio-oral aesthetics, interpreted by algorithms of self-learning, artificial intelligence
2021-2023 Dissertation in Artificial Intelligence at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Zt. Sinan Akdemir
27.03.1979’da Artvin’de doğmuş olup, 2000 yılında İstanbul Üniversitesi’nden mezun olmuştur. Meslek hayatında çeşitli laboratuvarlarda çalışarak devam etmiş, 2003’de İsviçre’de özel bir eğitim alarak mesleğinin daha iyi yerlere gelmesi için kendini gelişime adamış ve 2013 yılında Medipol Üniversitesi teknisyen okulunda hoca olarak göreve başlamıştır. 2015 yılında Almanya’da yapılan ülkeler arası yarışmada 2. olarak hedefini biraz daha yükseltmiştir.
2017 yılında Almanya’ya gelerek, denklik almak yerine daha iyi bir eğitim almak için teknisyenlik okulunu tekrar okuyarak birincilikle bitirmiştir. Almanya’da klinik laboratuvarda bir süre görev yaptıktan sonra, Oraldesign Ömür Pak Laboratuvarı’nda eğitimci teknisyen olarak işe başlamıştır.