Joseph Heher
University of Maryland, USA

Title: Biomimetics-Making Composite Restorations Last Longer

Biography :

Dr. Heher after receiving his doctorate in dentistry degree from the University of Maryland's Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, he devoted three years of service to his country as a Naval Dental Officer at the U.S. Naval Station on ....... Guam and the Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He began his private practice in Salisbury, MD after completing his military service. Continued professional study helps Dr. Heher remain at the forefront of modern dentistry. He has taken thousands of hours of post-graduate training both nationally and internationally in cosmetic dentistry, sleep disorder therapy, alleviation of dental apprehension, restorative dentistry, nonsurgical periodontal therapy, cranial osteopathy, preventive dentistry, and nutrition. Dr. Heher is highly skilled in many aspects of modern dentistry including preventive, general, cosmetic, restorative, and advanced treatments. Read more

Evelyn Gopez
University of Utah, USA

Title: Oral Health

Biography :

Evelyn V. Gopez M.D. is the Associate Dean for Inclusion and Outreach in the School of Medicine from June 2012 - current. Her programs and initiatives are aimed to encourage and motivate young students to go to higher education, to .......improve the diversity amongst faculty, staff and students in the Health Sciences and to promote awareness, understanding and acceptance of diversity and inclusion. Dr. Gopez obtained her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila Philippines. She did her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Berkshire Medical Center, then went to the University of Pennsylvania where she did two fellowships: Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology. After her fellowship she stayed at the University of Pennsylvania for one more year as junior faculty. The University of Utah recruited Dr. Gopez in 1997 in the Department of Pathology. Her responsibilities included teaching Cytopathology to medical students and Pathology residents and fellows. She also performs fine needle aspiration (FNA) in addition to teaching and supervising residents and fellows in the performance of the procedure. She was the Residency Program Director for Pathology from 2005 - 2012 and the Medical Director of the Cytology Laboratory at ARUP 2009 - 2012. Read more

Mary Jacobs
College of Lake County, USA

Title: TBA

Biography :

Mary Jacobs is a Professor of Dental Hygiene at the College of Lake County located in Waukegan, Illinois where she teaches both in the didactic and clinical setting. Mary is a 1984 graduate of Harper College's Dental Hygiene program........ She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1988 from Northwestern University, a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Illinois in 2010, and a Doctorate in Education from Northern Illinois University in 2016. Mary's dissertation titled: Situating the Humanistic Paradigm in Clinical Dental Hygiene: Empathic Understanding, Thoughtfulness and Tact, and Pedagogical Influence was published in February, 2017. Mary's perspective on clinical teaching stems from her experiences as a dental hygienist, researcher, scholar, and dental educator. Her professional focus is centered on the training and inspiration of educators who seek to create a humanistic learning environment for their students. Read more

Rany Bous
Case Western Reserve University, USA
Title: Psycho-Social Adjustments among Adolescents with Craniofacial Conditions and the Influence of Social Factors: A Multi-Informant Study

Biography :

I was born in Egypt, where I attended dental school at Cairo University, and graduated in 2011 with a BDS degree. Throughout dental school, I found a passion for orthodontics and decided to pursue a residency program in the United States to ....... take my education a step further. After working as an orthodontic assistant and trainee in Egypt and serving in the Egyptian military for a brief period, I started a fellowship in orthodontics at Case Western Reserve University. The fellowship program broadened my horizons, provided me with a solid foundation of knowledge, an extensive clinical training and research experience. Right after my fellowship ended, in 2015, I joined the orthodontics residency program at Case Western Reserve University, which had been a dream come true. Throughout this period, I collaborated on many research projects, mostly with a focus on utilizing CBCT scans to help gain a better understanding of the transverse dimension in orthodontic patients. As I developed an interest in human psychology and patients with craniofacial conditions, the focus of my Master's thesis was to evaluate the psychosocial adjustments among teenagers with craniofacial conditions, and try to identify some social factors that could impact their adjustment levels. I am currently pursuing a Fellowship in Craniofacial Orthodontics, which would help me work more closely with the affected individuals and be part of a craniofacial team. Read more

Dyani Gaudilliere
Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

Title: Single-Cell Systemic Immune Profile of Chronic Periodontitis

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Dr. Gaudilliere graduated from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in Human Biology. She then completed her dental degree at Harvard School of Dental Medicine followed by a Hospital-based General Practice....... Residency at University of California, San Francisco. Her Master's Degree in Public Health was completed at the University of California, Berkeley. This was followed by a Clinical Instructorship in the Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery service at Stanford University Medical Center. Currently an attending Hospital Dentist and Dental Oncologist, Dr. Gaudilliere's clinical practice is focused on oral infection control and dentoalveolar surgery in medically complex populations, including patients with dentoalveolar trauma and those undergoing cardiac surgery, organ transplantation, or cancer therapy. Her research focuses on studying immunology to treat disease and improve outcomes, as well as studying oral surgical education techniques and implant ology. She has worked on several projects using Mass Cytometer (CyTOF) analysis of clinical samples, including immunology projects involving systems level analysis of immunological adaptations to pregnancy, which epidemiological studies show can be altered by oral disease. By studying the immunology of chronic periodontitis, she hopes to find meaningful links between the systemic immune changes caused by periodontal pathogens and complications such as cardiovascular disease and preterm birth. Read more

Aylin pasaoglu
Beykent University, Turkey
Title: The Rising Importance of YouTube in Education on Orthodontics

Biography :

Aylin Pasaoglu Bozkurt, is an associate of professor at Beykent University, Department of Orthodontics, Istanbul. She obtained her PhD degree at Ege University Dentistry Faculty Department of Orthodontics........ Her research interests are different treatment methods used in orthodontics. She is author of several articles in international journals. Read more