Speakers from four different specialties have been carefully selected to cover key issues in modern dentistry.
Tissue engineering and regenerative dentistry,
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,
Restorative \ endodontics,
Dental Implants and Periodontology
Prof Andreas Stavropoulos
Implantology and Periodontics
Recipient of several awards, including the Anthony Rizzo Young Investigator Award from the Periodontal Research Group of the IADR (2006), the 1st Basic Research Prize of the European Association of Osseointegration (2011), and the Straumann Award for Periodontal Regenerative Medicine from the Periodontal Research Group of the IADR (2013).
Author of several publications in international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Member of Editorial Boards of several journals, including Journal of Clinical Periodontology and Clinical Oral Implants Research. Currently, Professor and Chair at the Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Odontology, Malmö University, Sweden
Prof. Bente Brokstad Herlofson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Cancer, Oral Medicine,Head and Neck Surgery Division for Head, Neck and Reconstructive Surgery
Participating scientist in the Scandinavian ONJ-cohort study, being the Principle investigator in Norway for the establishment of the Norwegian database for the enrolment of all MRONJ (Medication-Related OsteoNecrosis of the Jaw) cases related to antiresorptive treatment during 2011 until 2019.
Contributed to the AO Foundation, AOCMF (Switzerland) booklet; Antiresorptive drug-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (ARONJ) – a guide to research, chapter 2; Clinical features of antiresorptive drug-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw, 2016.
Specific research interests: oral morbidity in cancer and cancer treatment, oral oncology, effects of anti-resorptive medication on bone and bone cells, osteonecrosis of the jaw, oral health related quality of life in cancer patient, oral late effects in patients treated for head- and neck cancer
Prof. Kamal Mustafa
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Dr Kamal Mustafa founded the Tissue Engineering group, in 2006, it is one of four research groups at the Department of Clinical Dentistry.
The group aims to address the shortage of tissues available for repair and regeneration, and includes a multidisciplinary team of scientists, clinicians, and bioengineers, working in close collaboration with national and international partners. Currently, we are working to develop functional engineered bone-tissue constructs, with combinations of cells, growth factors and the appropriate biomaterial scaffolds. The scope of our work includes all aspects of pre-clinical and clinical biomedical research
Prof. Kerstin Galler
Dr. Galler is currently Associate Professor and leader of the section of Endodontology and Dental Traumatology at the University of Regensburg. Her time is divided between clinical work with focus on endodontology and restorative dentistry, teaching as lecturer and clinical instructor, and research. Her group works on tunable hydrogel scaffolds and dental stem cells for dental pulp tissue engineering and regenerative endodontics, on dentin matrix proteins and on biofilm-associated reactions of the pulp tissue.
Dr. Galler was President of the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of IADR in 2013/14, and led the committee for the ESE Position Statement on Revitalization. She has published numerous articles in the field of pulp biology and dental pulp tissue engineering, received several awards for her scientific work and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally in clinical as well as scientific meetings
Prof. Roger Simm
Institute of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo, Norway
Simm is currently an associate professor in microbiology at the Institute of Oral Biology at the University of Oslo.
He is the leader of the research group “dynamics of bacterial colonization” that uses basic research to address clinical challenges. The research focuses on understanding bacterial physiology and conditions affecting the ability of bacteria to colonize and persist in different environments and cause disease. This includes antibiotic resistance, regulation of biofilm formation and pathogenicity of bacteria. The ultimate goal of the research is to discover novel approaches to prevent and treat bacterial infections. He will be talking about ""Biofilms and antibiotic resistance: the curse of modern medicine"