Jean-François Roulet, DDS, Dr med dent, PhD
is the former chair and current professor of the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences at the University of Florida. Dr Roulet has published more than 180 research papers as well as reviews, book chapters, and books. He is editor of The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, Oral Health & Preventative Dentistry, and Prophylaxe Impuls. His areas of interest include minimally invasive dentistry, dental materials (ie, composites and ceramics), adhesive dentistry, esthetic dentistry, and application concepts in preventive dentistry.
Markus B. Blatz, DMD, PhD, Dr med dent habil
is professor of restorative dentistry and chairman of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also founded the Penn Dental Medicine CAD/CAM Ceramic Center. Dr Blatz is a boardcertified diplomate of the German Society for Prosthodontics and Dental Materials Science as well as a member of several professional organizations. Recently, Dr Blatz founded and became president-elect of IAAD. He is an associate editor of Quintessence International and has published and lectured extensively on dental esthetics, restorative dentistry, and implantology.
Sillas Duarte, Jr, DDS, MS, PhD
is associate professor and chair of the University of Southern California Division of Restorative Sciences, where he is also director of the Advanced Program in Operative Dentistry. Dr Duarte is editor-in- chief of Quintessence of Dental Technology and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals and has published nationally and internationally on esthetic and adhesive dentistry. His research focuses on bonding to dental structures, composites, and ceramics.
Jin-Ho Phark, DDS, Dr med dent
is an assistant professor of clinical dentistry in the University of Southern California Division of Restorative Sciences, where he also serves as the director of the Dental Biomaterials Research Laboratory and as the codirector of the Advanced Program in Operative and Esthetic Dentistry. He is an associate editor of Quintessence of Dental Technology. Dr Phark serves as reviewer for several journals and has lectured and published nationally and internationally. His main research interest is in the field of biomaterials. He is the recipient of the IADR Arthur Frechette Award in Prosthodontics.
Renan Belli, DMD, MSc, PhD
is an associate scientist at the Laboratory for Biomaterials Research at the Friedrich- Alexander University Erlangen-Nüremberg in Germany. His research focuses on the characterization and development of restoratives (ie, mainly resin composites and ceramics). He serves as the vice president of Fracto Forum International, which offers a platform for scientific exchange in the area of dental fractography.
Michael Bergler, MDT
is internationally recognized in the area of esthetic ceramic restorations and CAD/CAM technology. He is cofounder of the Penn Dental Medicine CAD/CAM Ceramic Center and recently received a faculty position in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published and lectured extensively on restorative materials and dental technology.
Victor Clavijo, DDS, MS, PhD
is a professor in the Advanced Program in Implantology and Restorative Dentistry at ImplantePerio Institute, São Paulo, Brazil. He is a member of the editorial scientific board for Dicas magazine. Dr Clavijo maintains a private practice limited to restorative esthetic dentistry.
Roland Frankenberger, DMD, PhD
is a fellow of the International College of Dentists, the Academy of Dental Materials, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He has served as chair of the Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics at the University of Marburg, Germany. He was editor-in-chief of the German version of Quintessence International. He has also served as president of the German Association for Conservative Dentistry, as senior editor for Oral Biology and Dentistry, and as an editorial board member for various journals including The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and the American Journal of Dentistry.
David Gerdolle, DDS, MS
is currently involved in postgraduate dental teaching at the University of Paris and research programs on resin composites at the University of Nancy, France. Dr Gerdolle has lectured extensively, given hands-on courses, and performed live case demonstrations in the field of adhesive dentistry and indirect restorations. He has also authored and coauthored widely in scientific national and international journals. He maintains a private practice limited to conservative and minimally invasive dentistry.
Ronald E. Goldstein, DDS
is currently a clinical professor of oral rehabilitation at the Georgia Regents University School of Dentistry in Augusta, Georgia; an adjunct clinical professor of prosthodontics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine; and an adjunct professor of restorative dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr Goldstein has presented continuing education courses at more than 20 universities and lectured at over 700 dental meetings worldwide. He is a contributor to 10 published texts and author of Esthetics in Dentistry (PMPH, 1998) and Change Your Smile (Quintessence, 2009).
Petra Guess, DDS, Dr med dent, PhD
is an associate professor of prosthodontics at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany. She is a board-certified prosthodontist of the German Society for Prosthodontics and Dental Materials Science. For 3 years, she was a visiting scientist in the Biomaterials and Biomimetics Department at New York University.
Ronaldo Hirata, DDS, MSC, PhD
currently serves as an assistant professor in the New York University Biomaterials and Biomimetics Department, conducting research on implant and restorative biomaterials. He is coordinator of several esthetic and restorative dentistry postgraduate programs in Brazil and lectures extensively on esthetic restorations. Dr Hirata has published papers in journals and more than 10 book chapters and is author of TIPS in Esthetic Dentistry. He maintains a private practice limited to esthetic dentistry.
Paulo Kano, DDS, MSD, CDT
has held various academic positions in São Paulo and Florianópolis, Brazil, and has been a dental technician since 1974. He has also maintained a private practice since 1988. He is the author of Challenging Nature: Wax-Up Techniques in Aesthetics and Functional Occlusion (Quintessence, 2011), which has been translated into five languages.
Matthias Kern, DMD, PhD, FADM
is currently professor and chairman of the Department of Prosthodontics, Propaedeutics, and Dental Materials at Christian-Albrechts University at Kiel in Germany. Dr Kern is a recipient of the GNYAP Schweitzer Research Award. He is president of the German Society for Prosthetic Dentistry.
Mutlu Özcan, DDS, Dr med dent, PhD
is currently professor and research associate at the Clinical Dental Biomaterials Unit at the University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands, as well as professor and head of the Dental Materials Unit at the University of Zurich Dental School in Switzerland. She is an honorary secretary of the European Prosthodontic Association (EPA), and president of the IADR/Dental Materials Group. She has authored more than 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has given over 400 presentations at international scientific meetings. Her clinical expertise is on reconstructive dentistry with a particular emphasis on adhesive applications.
Jorge Perdigão, DMD, MS, PhD
is currently professor of operative dentistry at the University of Minnesota. He has delivered over 150 lectures worldwide and has published over 100 articles in international journals. He has written four book chapters on dental adhesion, including the latest edition of Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry (Mosby, 2012). Dr Perdigão is associate editor of The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and section editor of operative dentistry in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
Richard Price, BDS, DDS, MS, FRCD(C), FDS (EDIN), PhD
runs the Advanced Restorative Elective for fourth-year dental students and works as a prosthodontist in the Faculty of Dentistry practice at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the inventor of the MARC system for teaching effective light curing and is actively involved in research on dental resins and dental curing lights. He has made numerous CDE presentations and authored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles.
Alireza Sadr, DDS, PhD
is a junior associate professor of cariology and operative dentistry at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, where he is also faculty member and principal investigator at the Global Center of Excellence. He has developed a new technique for nondestructive optical evaluation of bonding interfaces. Dr Sadr has authored and coauthored 100 research publications and has been invited to speak at schools and conferences worldwide. He has received several scientific awards, including three consecutive outstanding research prizes in adhesive dentistry.
Neimar Sartori, DDS, MS, PhD
is an assistant professor of clinical dentistry in the University of Southern California Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences. He is also assistant director of the Advanced Program in Operative Dentistry. Dr Sartori serves as a reviewer for several journals and has published nationally and internationally on esthetic and adhesive dentistry. His research focuses on preventing bonding degradation of the adhesive interface formed between dental structures and restorative materials.
Nelson R.F.A. Silva, DDS, MS, PhD
is a professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Federal University of Minas Gerais/School of Dentistry (UFMG/FO) in Belo Horizontale, Brazil. Dr Silva has published several articles and book chapters and is on the review boards of several journals. His clinical and research fields of interest include translational research, laboratory and clinical aspects in the success of esthetic restorations using CAD/CAM and implants, and the development of atmosphere pressure plasmas for dentistry.
Junji Tagami, DDS, PhD
is the chair of the Tokyo Medical and Dental University Department of Cariology and Operative Dentistry, where he previously served as dean of the Faculty of Dentistry as well as executive director and executive vice president. His primary research involves studies related to cariology and the adhesion of restorative materials to tooth substance and dental materials within the broad area of adhesive dentistry. His research has been published in more than 300 international and national peer-reviewed journals.
Franklin Tay, BDSC, PhD
is a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and is professor and chair in the Department of Endodontics at Georgia Regents University. He also holds various teaching appointments in Hong Kong and China. Dr Tay is a fellow of the International College of Dentistry and the Academy of Dental Materials. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Endodontics and the Journal of Dentistry. His research interests include biomineralization of collagen scaffolds, remineralization of resin-dentin bonds, and endodontic materials, among others. He has published more than 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and his research has been supported by NIH grants.
Douglas A. Terry, DDS
is an assistant professor in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as well as US vice president of International Oral Design. Dr Terry is the founder and CEO of Design Technique International and the Institute of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He has published over 230 articles on esthetic and restorative dentistry and is the author of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique (Quintessence, 2013) and Smile! Your Guide to Esthetic Dental Treatment (Quintessence, 2014). He has lectured nationally and internationally and maintains a private practice in Houston, Texas.
Leo Tjäderhane, DDS, PhD
is currently professor and head of the Department of Cariology, Restorative Dentistry, Endontology, and Pedodontology at the Institute of Dentistry at the University of Oulu in Finland. He has published articles in international peer-reviewed publications. Dr Tjäderhane is a recipient of the IADR William J. Gies Award. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Endodontics, the International Endodontic Journal, and the Journal of Dental Research. He is an active member of the European Society for Endodontology (ESE), where he is ESE Research Committee chairman and ESE Executive Board member.
Bart Van Meerbeek, DDS, PhD
is currently head of the BIOMAT research group. His research includes studies related to the adhesion of restorative materials to tooth tissue, and more recently he has conducted research on dental zirconia, dentin remineralization, and pulp capping. His research has been published in more than 300 national and international peer-reviewed journals and has been honored with numerous awards including the IADR Young Research Award. Dr Van Meerbeek was president of the Pan-European Federation of the IADR and is currently secretary of the IADR Continental European Division. He is coeditor-in-chief of The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry.
Antheunis Versluis, PhD
currently serves as a professor and director of Biomaterials Research in the Department of Bioscience Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. His research involves the study of biomechanics applied to dentistry. His research applications include shrinkage stress, interfacial stress, fracture, and fatigue. He has been invited to lecture internationally and has authored and coauthored numerous publications in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics, and orthodontics.
Paul Weigl, DDS
is an assistant professor, senior specialist, and director of preclinical studies in the Department of Prosthodontics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main in Germany, where he is also head of the Department of Postgraduate Education and director of the master’s program in oral implantology. Dr Weigl’s research focuses on prosthetics on implants.