International Advisory/Reviewer Board
Dr. Pekka Puska
M.D, M.Pol.Sc, PhD
Currently the Director General of the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland (THL). Prior to his present position Professor Puska was the Director General of KTL and, before that, the Director for Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva. Professor Puska has, for most of his career, worked at the National Public Health Institute. He was, for 25 years, the Director and Principal Investigator of the North Karelia Project: prevention of cardiovascular diseases in North Karelia and later on in all Finland. Professor Puska has, internationally and domestically, served in a number of scientific, expert and public health functions, WHO's work, multinational projects, international conferences etc. He has over 500 scientific publications. Domestically, Professor Puska has served among other things as the Chancellor of the University of Turku, Chair of the Finnish University Council, Member of Board of Academy of Finland, Chair of the National Nutrition Committee and President of National Union of Finnish Students. He has also served as a Member of the National Parliament of Finland. Internationally, Professor Puska is the President of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI). He has also served as the Chair of the Governing Council of the WHO International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) and as the President of the World Heart Federation. He has received, among other things, WHO's annual Health Education Award in 1990, WHO Tobacco Free World Award in 1999, the Nordic Award for Public Health in 2005, and the Rank Prize in 2008.
Dr. John Ingle
He is best known as the author of Ingle's Endodontics, often referred to as The Bible of Endodontics. First produced in 1965, "Endodontics," that world-wide has sold well over 150,000 copies, is now also translated into Chinese. Ingle's PDQ Endodontics (Pretty Darn Quick) written for the undergraduate dental student and the general practitioner, is another best seller. Dr. Ingle is a graduate in dentistry from Northwestern University and received a masters degree in periodontics and endodontics from the University of Michigan. He is a diplomate in both the American Board of Endodontics and the American Board of Periodontology. He is also the only living member of the original Endo Board. Early on he was professor of endodontics and periodontics at the University of Washington, Seattle, and later served as the dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California (USC). From there he joined the staff of the Institute of Medicine, a "think tank" at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, He retired to Palm Springs, California and started Palm Springs Seminars, that over 12 years provided post graduate dentistry to over 15,000 dentists. Recently Dr. Ingle produced a DVD recalling his 60 years in endodontics.The DVD concludes with the very first film produced by Walt Disney, "Tommy Tucker's Tooth". The film was lost for years until Dr. Ingle discovered the only copy at the National Library of Medicine. Copies of the DVD are available from Dr. Ingle through his email address
Dr. Stephen Cohen
M.A., D.D.S., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D
Dr. Cohen is a Diplomate of The American Board of Endodontics. He lectures worldwide on Endodontics, and is the senior Editor for all nine Editions of the definitive Endodontics textbook, Pathways of the Pulp, and a Co-editor of the renamed 10th Edition Cohen’s Pathways Of The Pulp. Dr. Cohen has authored and Co-authored numerous papers for the most significant Journals, was Co-editor and contributing Author of A Clinical Guide To Dental Traumatology, and has consulted to many organizations including the House Intergovernmental Relations and Human Resources Subcommittee, Letterman Army General Hospital and The California Dental Superiority of Service Panel.
Dr. Roberto Vianna
Past President of World Dental Federation(FDI) from 10/2009 to 09/2011. He did his DDS Federal University of Rio de Janeiro- Dental School – Brazil, MSD Indiana University (IUPUI) - USA , PhD Federal University of Rio de Janeiro- Dental School FELLOW Kellogg International Leadership Program- Mich.USA. Currently Associate Professor Pediatric Dentistry (UFRJ) Brazil – Rio de Janeiro, Coordinator of WHO Collaboration Center Brazil – Rio de Janeiro & Member of Executive Committee of Brazilian Dental Association Brazil - Rio de Janeiro. He has been Dean of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro- Dental School Brazil – Rio de Janeiro, President of the Latin America Association of Dental School (OFEDO-UDUAL) Mexico, Fellow of International College of Dentists - section IV – South America, District Brazil USA. Has over 350 scientific contributions as articles, text books, conferences, seminars and workshops. Received 108 Honors, Merits and Awards.
Dr. Luigi Marchionni
He is Assistant Professor of Oncology at the SidneyKimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, USA. He is also co-PI of the Center for Computational Genomics at Johns Hopkins, a multi-disciplinary initiative that has been awarded competitive funding from the University leadership, including the Provost and President’s offices, to support research and education in the field of Computationaal Genomics. Dr Marchionni is a skilled Bioinformaticist with extensive experience in the analysis and interpretation of genome-wide data. He trained in Medicine at the University of Turin, Italy, and obtained his PhD degree in “Structural and Functional Genomics” at the International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS-SISSA), Trieste, Italy. He has more 35+ original articles and research study in international journals. Peer reviewer for several journals like Cancer Research , Annals of Internal Medicine ,Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Research, Current Molecular Medicine, Oncogene, BMC Cancer, New England Journal of Medicine, and Nature Medicine. He has been Invited for talks at various international workshops and symposium.
Dr. Wolfgang Richter
DDS, PhD, FESCD, FIADFE
Dr.Richter is based in London/United Kingdom and is Clinical Director of a large number of postgraduate education programs in Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry. Since many years he is course instructor and visiting lecturer for dentists in those fields of dentistry. In 1987 he was Founding Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) and Founding President of the German Association of Esthetic Dentistry (DGAEZ) in 1992. In year 1992 and 1994 he was publisher and co-author of the 2 volume textbook “Aesthetics and Function”. As Founding President of the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry (ESCD) in 2003 he was significantly involved into the Europeanwide certification system and quality management. He is Honorary President of the ESCD and has been Clinical Lead of the postgraduate program “Master of Science in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry” (The University of Manchester/UK & Smile-on Ltd, London/UK) in 2010 and 2011. Since 2005 he is member of the Editorial Board of the “International Magazine of Cosmetic Dentistry” and member of the International Advisory Board of “Smile Dental Journal” since 2009 (mainly distributed in the Middle East and Gulf Areas). He is Vice President of BAIRD (British Academy of Implant & Restorative Dentistry) and Chairperson for Restorative Dentistry.
Dr. Arthur B. Novaes Jr.
Dr. Novaes completed his undergraduate training at the School of Dentistry of the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Novaes received the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Periodontology and Master of Science in Dentistry at Boston University School of Dental Medicine. In sequence, received his Doctor of Science in Microbiology title at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr Novaes is currently Chairman of Periodontology, School of Dentistry of Ribeirao Preto of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, has written approximately 270 papers and has 2 books published. Is a board member of the International Academy of Periodontology,is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Periodontology and is currently Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Osseointegration. Finally Dr Novaes was President of the Brazilian Academy of Osseointegration, 2004-2008.
PhD, Lond, MA, BDentSc, TCD, FDSRCSEd, FIADFE, FDSRCSLond, FASDA, FICCDE
Completed a full term as the Head of Dentistry from 2010 in Warwick Dentistry at the University of Warwick. He has been elected the most influential person in UK Dentistry in 2010 by his peers (Google dentistry top 50 2010) and has held the position of Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Gerodontology of the Queen’s University Belfast as well as Consultant in Restorative Dentistry to the Royal Hospitals from 2000 – 2010. He also served as the Consultant Editor of Gerodontology, as well as the Treasurer and Secretary to GORG, IADR and Editor of the GORG IADR newsletter. He has served as Senior Lecturer in Conservative Dentistry and Hon. Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Postgraduate Course Organizer for the University of London where he was full time for 20 years (1980 – 2000). He was awarded a total of 94 research grants, totaling around 5 million pounds and has more than 500 publications, including chapters in books and refereed abstracts. During his career, Edward Lynch has successfully supervised more than fifty MSc, MPhil and PhD students and he has been awarded many prizes for his research. He is also a specialist in 3 disciplines, Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry as well as being a BUPA Consultant in Oral Surgery, and presents at many prestigious postgraduate courses worldwide each year. He is a Consultant to the ADA, a spokesperson for the BDA, a Scientific board member of the International Health Care Foundation and ISBOR, is on the editorial board of numerous International Journals and has spent decades as very much a “wet gloved” academic treating many specialist referrals every week, previously in the Royal Victoria Hospital as well as in Saint Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals. He has edited the Quintessence book entitled “Ozone – The Revolution in Dentistry” ISBN 18-5097-08-82. He is also the Chairman of the European Experts group on Tooth Whitening and he is actively seeking to change EU legislation to legalize Home Bleaching. He has presented to the EU parliament on 2 occasions on tooth whitening. In the past 12 years, his research team has been honoured ten times by being awarded first prizes at the annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research including a 2012 IADR first prize for one of his MSc students Diarmuid Buckley in Warwick Dentistry. In addition in 2010 he has been elected the 2011 President of GORG in the International Association for Dental Research and in 2012 he has also been elected as the next President of the Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology (PTT) Research Groups in the International Association for Dental Research. In addition, Edward was elected to represent the Geriatric Oral Research Group on the Council of IADR from 2013 and he represented PTT on the IADR Council in 2012. He has also been elected as the Regent for Europe for the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy for Dento-Facial Esthetics. He has also been accredited in October 2010 with the prestigious membership of The American Society for Dental Aesthetics and has been awarded the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award at the Dentistry Awards (Dentistry, 13 January 2011). On 16 Oct 2012 he was awarded the Fellowship of The American Society for Dental Aesthetics and is the first UK Dentist to ever achieve this prestigious Fellowship. On 10 Feb 2013 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Research and Teaching at the prestigious IAOHD Dentistry conference in Las Vegas. In June 2013 he was awarded from the University of Warwick one of the 10 WATE (Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence) prestigious awards for his teaching in Warwick Dentistry and he is the only Dentist in the University of Warwick to have ever been awarded this honour.
Dr. Derek Mahony
Dr.Derek Mahony Is A World Renowned Specialist Orthodontist Who Has Spoken To Thousands Of Practitioners About The Benefits Of Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment. After Completing His Dental Degree At The University Of Sydney Dr Mahony Proceeded To The United Kingdom Where He Completed His Masters Degree In Orthodontics At The Eastman Dental Hospital, Institute Of Dental Surgery, London. Further Studies Led To The Successful Completion Of A Diploma In Orthodontics At The Royal College Of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Dr. Mahony Has Also Passed The Royal College Of Dentists In Canada Post Graduate Examination In The Field Of Orthodontics. Dr Mahony Has Passed Examinations Leading To A Postgraduate Qualification In Dentofacial Orthopaedics From The Royal College Of Physicians And Surgeons In Glasgow. He Has Also Attained His Membership In Orthodontics Qualification From The Royal College Of Surgeons, England. He Has More Than 120+ International And National Publications To His Name In Various Renowned And Reputed Journals.
Dr. Howard Farran
Dr.Howard is practicing dentist with more than 25 years of clinical experience, as well as a noted international speaker on faster, easier, more efficient dentistry. He graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry. Upon graduation, Dr. Farran opened up his successful practice – Today’s Dental – in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Farran later went on to earn his MBA from Arizona State University in 1999. Dr. Farran has also earned his MAGD and DICOI. Dr. Farran has received multiple accolades, such as being named Alumni of the Year by the University of Missouri; receiving the Arizona Public Health Dentist of the Year Award; and receiving the Arizona Award from the Arizona State Dental Association for his efforts to fluoridate the water of Phoenix. Dr. Farran is the Founder and CEO of Farran Media, LLC, the parent company of Dentaltown.com, Dentaltown Magazine, Orthotown.com, Orthotown Magazine, and the annual Townie Meeting in Las Vegas. Dr. Farran has authored hundreds of articles in dozens of professional journals, and has developed several educational video series on the business of dentistry. His most recent series, “Dr. Farran’s One-Day Dental MBA” shares his proven techniques to increase productivity and expand your business
Dr. Suresh K. Gupta
Commissioner of Montgomery County Human Rights Commission of Maryland State,USA
Inductee – Human Rights Hall of Fame Montgomery County Maryland,USA
Secretary & Treasurer of Maryland State Board of Physicians,USA
Fellow of Federation of State Medical Board,USA
Regional Director of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Hon. Advisory of Medical Student Association of India (MSAI).
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Former Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Endodontics, Prosthetics and Operative Dentistry,University of Maryland. Fellowship in the AGD, AAIP, ACD, ICOI, Pierre Fauchard, Academy of Dentistry International (ADI), Mastership in the AGD and ICOI and Diplomat status in the ICOI and American Dental Implant Association (ADIA). Dr.Kurtzman Has Completed Over 4,500 Hours Of Continuing Education In The Areas Of IMPLANT Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry And Other Dental Topics. A Graduate Of The AAID / Howard University College Of Dentistry Implant Maxi Course. Dr. Kurtzman Has Published Over 320 Dental Articles In National And International Dental Journals And Is A Consultant To Multiple Dental Manufacturers.
Dr.Ronald R. Girard
Dr. Girard began career in dentistry with the United States Army in the late 1980’s. He studied at the Academy of Health Sciences in Fort Sam Houston, TX and completed training as a US Dental Laboratory Technology. He then was assigned to the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Buffalo, New York. There he worked with leading surgeons placing the first generation dental implants in the United States. He then went on to the University of Buffalo to complete Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He graduated Cum Laude with Thesis Honors. His research, Periodontal Disease in the NOD Mouse with Robert Genco, DDS was instrumental showing diabetes and its relation to bone loss of jaw. He continued his implant surgery training with the Medical College of Georgia in which he completed the intensive, Implantology Maxi Course. He was active in hospital based dental residency training programs teaching and maintaining attending positions with Long Island Jewish Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, Robert Packer Hospital, and North Shore University Hospital. He was a member of Internal Review Board at Robert Packer Hospital. He lectured extensively on the topics of cosmetic dentistry and dental implant surgery. Recently he was invited to membership with Advanced Dental Implant Studies (ADIS). The ADISis a dental medicine and surgery “think tank”, in which he lectures regularly. He holds a researcher position with New York University as well as editorial reviewer for the Journal, Academy of General Dentistry. He has begun bringing medical and dental care to the undeserved children in 3rd world countries. He is presently working in Haiti and Bolivia to bring desperately needed care with his Foundation, Just a Ripple.
Dr. Shaukat Parvez
BDS, MDS, MOMS, RCPS
Did his Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Master of Dental Surgery from University Of Mumbai. Consultant and chief of Oral and Maxilofcial surgery Department. King Fahad Specialist Hospital Al-Gassim, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia. Actively engaged in the clinical practice with the special interest in Maxillofacial trauma. He has several International and National Publications to his names. Have presented several scientific papers in several conference and chaired several scientific sessions.
Dr. Ambesh Rai
Dr Ambesh Rai Did His BDS From Manipal and MDS In Orthodontics From SDM Dharwad. He Was Topper Of Postgraduate Entrance Exam. He number of International and National Publications to His Credit. He Has Presented Papers And Posters At National Level. He Has Worked As Assistant Professor In Department Of Orthodontics At Tmdcrc, Moradabad. Currently He Is Working As Orthodontist In Rus Al Khaimah, U.A.E His Field Of Interest Includes Clinical Research Pertaining To Retention And Relapse, Nasoalveolar Moulding And Functional Appliances.
Dr. Shivani Kohli
B.D.S, M.D.S, FAGE
She is a skilled dentist who specializes in Prosthodontics including Crown & Bridge and Implantology and is presently working as a Lecturer in Malaysia Allied Health Science Acedemy ( MAHSA University in the Department of Prosthodontics. She pursued her B.D.S from Manipal College of Dental Sciences and M.D.S from College of Dental Sciences, Davangere with past experience as Senior lecturer in TMDCRC, India. She is a member of Indian Prosthdontics Society and Malaysian Dental Association. She has attended and volunteered multiple lectures, workshops and conferences nationally and internationally and has multiple publications in peer reviewed journals. Her special interest lies in implant supported prosthesis, maxillofacial prosthetics and CAD-CAM. She believes in lifelong learning and strives for excellence in whatever she does.
Dr. Shekar Bhatia
B.D.S, M.D.S, FAGE
He specializes in Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics and is deputed as a Course Coordinator (Lecturer) for the Department of Conservative Dentistry, Malaysia Allied Health Science Acedemy ( MAHSA University He pursued his B.D.S from Manipal College of Dental Sciences and M.D.S from J.S.S Dental College, Mysore with past experience as Senior lecturer in TMDCRC, India. He was appointed for the rank of Captain in Indian Army. He is a member of Federation of Operative dentistry of India and Malaysian Dental Association. He has attended and volunteered multiple lectures, workshops and conferences and has multiple publications in indexed and peer reviewed journals. His considerable interest lies in single visit endodontics, rotatory endodontics and endodontics undermicroscope. He believes in lifelong learning and strives for excellence in whatever he does.