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FDI 2015 Bangkok: top notch speakers for a world class congress


FDI once again affirms its commitment to excellence with a top notch programme of world-renowned speakers at the 2015 Annual World Dental Congress in Bangkok (22 to 25 September).

They include:

Aesthetic Dentistry

  • Urs Brodbeck, who will give a talk on ‘White and pink aesthetics. A concept from the practice - for the practice’ (22 Sept. p.m.). Urs Brodbeck, a former Associate Professor in the University of Zurich Dental School, is in private practice at Dental Medezin North, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Marco Ferrari, who will lecture on the ‘Impact of new ceramics and digital workflow on dental practice’ (22 Sept. p.m.) and address a ‘Hot Topic Session’ on ‘Complications with Dental Bonding’ (23 Sept. a.m.). Marco Ferrari is Visiting Professor at Rochester University, USA, and Xi’an University, China.

Anaesthesia/Dental emergency

  • Stanley Malamed, who will present two sessions: ‘Is the Mandibular Block Passé?’ (24 Sept. a.m.) and ‘Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice’ (24 Sept. p.m.). Stanley Malamed is a dentist anesthesiologist and Emeritus Professor of Dentistry at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, in Los Angeles, California.

Endodontics/Dental research

  • Kenneth Hargreaves, who is scheduled to present onel lecture on ‘Regenerative Endodontics’ (22 Sept. a.m.), one session on ‘Overview of Randomized and Pragmatic Clinical Trials in Dentistry’ at the Year-in-Review Forum (23 Sept. a.m.) and one ‘Meet-the-Expert’ session on ‘Endodontics’ (23 Sept. p.m.). Kenneth Hargreaves is professor and Chair of Endodontics at University of Texas (San Antonio) and maintains an endodontics private practice.

Minimum Intervention Dentistry

  • Hien Ngo, who will address a ‘Meet-the-Expert’ session on 22 Sept. p.m. on ‘Preserving vitality of a tooth with a large caries defect’ and a Symposium on 23 Sept. a.m. on ‘Minimal Intervention Dentistry: a patient-centred approach to managing caries’. Hien Ngo is Chairman of the Department of General Dental Practice and Director of Comprehensive Dental Care at Kuwait University.
  • Martin Tyas (Restorative Materials), who will give two lectures (both 24 Sept p.m.), first on ‘Minimum intervention in operative dentistry’, then on ‘Adhesive materials for minimum intervention’. Martin Tyas is a Professorial Fellow in the Melbourne Dental School and leads the Australian delegation to the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 106 (Dentistry).
  • Douglas Young, whose lecture will ask the question ‘Managing Caries in the 21 Century: Can we speak with one loud voice?’ (23 Sept. a.m.). Douglas Young is a Professor at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco.

Oral medicine/pain/biology

  • Shohei Kasugai, who will lecture on ‘New direction of regenerative medicine’ (23 Sept. p.m.). Shohei Kasugai is a professor and chairman of the Department of Oral Implantology and Regenerative Dental Medicine and a director of Dental Implant Clinic at Tokyo Medical and Dental University.

Paediatric Dentistry

  • Luis Karakovsky, whose subject is ‘New trends in pediatric dentistry?’ (24 Sept. a.m.). Luis Karakovsky is Professor and Chair of the Graduate Programme in Paediatric Dentistry at the Universidad Tecnológica de México and in private practice in paediatric dentistry.
  • Timothy Wright, who will give two lectures in the morning of 22 Sept., one on ‘Genetic influence in caries and fluorosis’ and a second on ‘Different approaches to managing early childhood caries using surgical and non-surgical approaches’. He will also address the Year-in-Review Forum on ‘Different approaches to managing early childhood caries using surgical and non-surgical approaches’ (23 Sept. a.m.). Timothy Wright is a Paediatric Dentist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and James Bawden Distinguished Professor in its Department of Paediatric Dentistry. He is also Director of Strategic Initiatives for the UNC School of Dentistry and Interim Chair in the Department of Endodontics.

Consult the full scientific programme of FDI 2015 Bangkok.

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