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Friday, June 14, Session I Speakers

Nairn Wilson
Nairn Wilson is honorary Professor of Dentistry at King’s College London, where he was Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Dean and Head of the College’s internationally renowned Dental Institute between 2001 and 2012, and Deputy Vice Principal (Health) between 2009 and 2012. Nairn Wilson’s many other positions have included President of the General Dental Council (1999-2003) and more recently Co-chair of the Forum of European Heads and Deans of Dental Schools (2007- 2012). His interests and special expertise encompass the regulation of dentistry, international trends in dental education, and future developments in the clinical practice of dentistry. Amongst various other activities, Nairn continues to hold a number of senior positions in dentistry and to author and edit books and articles for a wide range of dental publications.
Sillas Duarte
Dr. Duarte is Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Restorative Sciences, Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California. He is the editor-in-chief of Quintessence of Dental Technology (QDT), served on the editorial boards of other journals, and has lectured and published nationally and internationally on esthetic dentistry and adhesion. He has been involved in teaching cutting edge clinical techniques and technologies related to esthetic and adhesive dentistry. Dr. Duarte’s scientific work has been supported by governmental and commercial grants and he serves as a consultant for several manufacturers. His researches focus on bonding to dental structures, composites, and ceramics.
Lorenzo Breschi
Dr. Lorenzo Breschi received his DDS degree at the University of Bologna, Italy in 1994. In 1998 he defended his PhD dissertation at the University of Bologna. He is now Associate Professor at the University of Trieste (Italy) at the Dental Clinic of the Department of Medical Sciences. r. Breschi is actively involved in research on the ultrastructural aspects of enamel and dentin and their interactions with modern adhesives systems. Dr Breschi has published more than 150 papers on peer-reviewed journals on different aspects of adhesion and restorative materials. He is a member of the Dental Materials Group of the IADR, Fellow and President of the Academy of Dental Materials, Active Member of the Italian Society of Operative Dentistry (SIDOC) and of the Italian Academy of Conservative Dentistry (AIC). He is Associate-Editor of Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and belongs to the Editorial Board of several International scientific journals.

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Friday, June 14, Session II Speakers

Jorge Perdigão
Dr. Perdigão received his DMD degree from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 1985. In 1992 he finished a Master’s degree in Operative Dentistry from the University of Iowa, and in 1993 he received a Certificate degree in Operative Dentistry also from the University of Iowa. In 1995, Dr. Perdigão defended his PhD dissertation in Dental Materials at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. His academic career started at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Perdigão served as an Associate Professor of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1996 to 1999, and is now Full Professor of Operative Dentistry at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Perdigão is involved in research of new dental materials mainly in the area of dentin bonding and new composite resins. His research has involved in vitro studies and clinical trials of dentin adhesives, posterior composites, and dental whitening. Dr. Perdigão has delivered over 140 lectures in Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America and has published over 100 scientific articles in international journals. He is also author of four book chapters on Dental Adhesion, including the latest edition of Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry. Dr. Perdigão has received several international research awards, including the 1993 Microscopy Society of America Presidential Award. Dr. Perdigão is Associate Editor in the Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and Section Editor of Operative Dentistry in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He served as member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Dental Research from 2009-2011, and is currently member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Dentistry and the Italian Journal of Operative Dentistry. He has reviewed manuscripts for 14 peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Perdigão has been a consultant for several manufacturers worldwide in the development of new adhesive dental materials and has served as a mentor to numerous postdoctoral research fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate research fellows. Dr. Perdigão has served as a consultant to the ADA Committee for Scientific Affairs since 1999 and to the FDA since 2006.
Bart Van Meerbeek
Bart Van Meerbeek obtained his D.D.S. in 1988 and his Ph.D. in 1993 at KU Leuven (University of Leuven) in Belgium. He continued his research activity abroad during one year at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, and later also at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 1995, he became Assistant Professor (‘Docent’) at KU Leuven and since then teaches Biomaterial Sciences. In 1998 and 2002, he was promoted respectively to Associate Professor (‘Hoofddocent’) and Professor (‘Hoogleraar’), and in 2005 to Full Professor (‘Gewoon Hoogleraar’). His primary research interest involves studies related to the adhesion of restorative materials to tooth tissue. His research work has been published in more than 300 national and international peer-reviewed journals and has been honoured with awards such as the triennial Robert Stock award for Biomedical Sciences in 1996, the Albert Joachim Award in 1997, the Award in Biomedical Sciences of the Research Council of KU Leuven in 1998, the IADR Young Research Award in 2000, the SmithKline Beecham award in 2001 and the AOD Buonocore Memorial Lecturer in 2003. In 2003, he became holder of the Toshio Nakao Chair for Adhesive Dentistry. He was President of the Pan-European-Federation of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) in 2006-2007, and is currently Secretary of the Continental-European-Division of IADR (CED-IADR). Since 2004, he is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Adhesive Dentistry.
Ricardo Marins Carvalho
Dr. Ricardo Carvalho is Professor, Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, Division of Biomaterials; and Director of the Frontier Clinical Research Centre at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Dentistry, Vancouver, BC, Canada. He earned his DDS (1986) and PhD (1993) degrees from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He studied under Dr. Daniel Hugo Retief (PhD) and Dr. David H. Pashley (Post doc) and has concentrated his research efforts in dentin bonding, adhesion to ceramics and development and characterization of adhesive materials to restorative dentistry and fixed prosthodontics. He was Visiting Professor at several Dental Schools in Japan and US, and held teaching positions at the University of São Paulo, Brazil and University of Florida. He served as Director of Research and Development for Bisco Inc. He has published and lectured globally in Dental Materials, Operative Dentistry and Fixed Prosthodontics.

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Friday, June 14, Session III Speakers

Hidehiko Sano
Dr. Sano is Professor of Hokkaido University Graduate School of Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Science (2000-present). His other credentials and appointments include: Hospital Staff of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Department of Operative Dentistry (1987-1988); Instructor of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Department of Operative Dentistry (1988-1995);Lecturer of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Department of Operative Dentistry (1995-1997); Professor of Hokkaido University, Department of Operative Dentistry (1997-2000); and Professor of Hokkaido University, Division of Oral Rehabilitation (1998-present). He is widely published with 188 English publications, including
Fu J, Pan F, Kakuda S, Sidhu SK, Ikeda T, Nakaoki Y, Selimovic D, Sano H. The effect of air-blowing duration on all-in-one systems. Dent Mater J. 2012;31(6):1075-81. He presented the keynote address,
“Durability of Bonds,” at the 86th IADR , Toronto, Canada in 2008 and more than 59 over sea lectures.
Ji-hua Chen
Prof. Ji-hua Chen, is the vice dean of School of Stomatology, Fourth Military Medical University (FMMU), and also the chair of Dept of Prosthodontics. He is a member of executive council of Chinese Stomatological Association. He is the editor of J Adhes Dent and J Oral Rehabil, the vice chief editor of Asian Pacific J Dent, and has been listed in the editorial board of the Int J Dent SA, J Oral Sci and 6 Chinese professional journals. He is also the reviewer for 8SCI journals. For a long time, Prof. Chen has carried out a series of studies on the stability of resin-dentin bonds and has published over 40 papers in international SCI journals in the latest five years and is named as an inventor in 6Chinese patents. As the president, he held the 3rd International Congress on the Adhesive Dentistry successfully.
Toru Nikaido
Dr. Nikaido graduated from Hokkaido University in 1985 and received his PhD from Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 1990 (under supervision of Professor Dr. Nobuo Nakabayashi). He is now Senior Lecturer in Cariology and Operative Dentistry, Oral Restitution Department, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University. His research topics cover basic and clinical aspects of Adhesive Dentistry, Operative Dentistry and Preventive Dentistry. He is on the editorial board of Dental Materials Journal, and Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, and is Associate Editor for Asian Pacific Journal of Dentistry. He was Visiting Professor of State University of Campinas, Brazil in 2003 and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand in 2008. He published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles.

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Friday, June 14, Session IV Speakers

David Pashley
David H. Pashley earned a D.M.D. degree from the Oregon Health Sciences University in 1964 and then moved to Rochester, New York to earn a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1970. That same year, he joined the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia as an Assistant Professor. He rose through the academic ranks to Associate Professor (1973), Professor (1978) and Regents’ Professor (1987-present) of Oral Biology in the School of Dentistry and Professor of Physiology and Endocrinology in the School of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia. His research interests include pulp biology, the structure and function of dentin, dentin sensitivity and its treatment, dentin bonding, the mechanical properties of dentin and their modification, adhesive dentistry, and enamel and dentin bonding. His research activities have been supported by the NIDCR since 1973. Dr. Pashley has published over 600 papers in peer-reviewed journals about two-thirds of which deal with the structure and function of dentin. He has held various offices in the Pulp Biology Group of the IADR and received the Pulp Biology Research Award (one of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards) in 1990 for his research, contributions to the field of pulp biology. He received the Hollenbach award from the Academy of Operative Dentistry in 1998. In 2001, he received the Wilmer Souder award (another of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards) for this work in Dental Materials. Dr. Pashley serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, Dental Materials, the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, the Journal of Dentistry and the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. He lectures nationally and internationally and participates in international conferences in his area of research.
Satoshi Imazato
1986, DDS, Osaka University Dental School; 1986-1991, Research/Clinical Fellow, Department of Operative Dentistry, Osaka University Faculty of Dentistry; 1992 , PhD, Osaka University; 1991-1993 , Assistant Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry, Osaka University Faculty of Dentistry; 1993-1994 , Visiting Researcher, Department of Oral Biology, Newcastle University, UK; 1994-1999 , Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontology, Osaka University Faculty of Dentistry; 1999-2010 , Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontology, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry; 2011-present, Professor and Chair, Department of Biomaterials Science, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry. IADR, Dental Materials Group, President (2008-2009); Editorial board member: Dent Mater, J Dent, J Adhes Dent, Dent Mater J, J Investig Clin Dent.
Yasuko Momoi
Dr. Yasuko Momoi is currently a professor of Department of Operative Dentistry, Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine, Yokohama, Japan. In 1976 she graduated from Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine. She has served as an assistant professor from 1976 to 1982 and was promoted to lecturer in 1983. For 2 years from 1991 to 1992 she visited the Dental Materials Science Unit, The Dental School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. and was involved in the dental materials research under the direction of Prof. J. F. McCabe. In 2003 she was chosen as a professor of Department of Operative Dentistry. She is now a president of the Japan Society for Adhesive Dentistry, an executive member of Japanese Association of Conservative Dentistry, and expert of the ISO/TC106. Her research interests are dental materials and clinical cariology today.

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June 14 Speakers
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University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030