Prof. Paulo Melo
Area of scientific activity
- Oral Health – promotion and prevention in deprived communities (different places in Portugal).
- Cariology: Epidemiology, prevention e etiological factors (microbiology, nutrition, saliva, dental physiopathology, immunology).
- Fluoride – preventive and therapeutic actions
- Clinical Cariology: diagnostic and therapeutic tools for early treatment of dental caries lesions.
- Operative Dentistry – adhesion, restorative materials and techniques.
Conferences and Courses
- More than 50 national and international participations in meetings and courses
- Wrote opinion and scientific abstracts in several national and internationsl journals and magazines.
Dr. Gerhard Seeberger
Dr Gerhard K. Seeberger is president of FDI World Dental Federation and a private practitioner based in Cagliari, Italy. He is a past-speaker of the FDI General Assembly, former FDI councillor, and past-president of the FDI European Regional Organization. He is also the past-president of AIO (the Italian Dental Association). Dr Seeberger is a committee member for the Guidelines in Implant Dentistry and Periodontology of the Italian Ministry of Health, a member of the Italian Retirement Fund Section Private Practitioners, and a member of numerous scientific societies (implant dentistry, periodontology). He is an established speaker (with over 150 engagements), as well as an author, co-author and peer reviewer in Italian and international journals. He was awarded a doctor honoris causa in medicine from Yerevan State University in Armenia and is an honorary member of several national dental associations (Bulgarian Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Mexican Dental Association, Romanian Association of Private Practitioners).
Prof. Lyndon Cooper
Dr. Cooper formerly served as Program Director of Advanced Prosthodontics and Stallings Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics (ACP), a former ACP President and received the ACP’s 2004 Clinician/Researcher Award. He also was named the recipient of the 2009 International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Prosthodontics and Implantology.
Dr. Cooper has one of the strongest international reputations for innovation, perspective, and patient-oriented research and clinical care in the world. He has led an innovative team in translational research evaluating the role of a variety of pro- and anti-inflammatory bio-markers as well as innovative medical device designs to create research-oriented clinical solutions for relevant patient care.
After earning his DDS from New York University, Dr. Cooper went on to earn a PhD from the University of Rochester, New York, and a Certificate in Prosthodontics from the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester. Later, he completed a two-year research fellowship at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in Bethesda, MD.
Prof. Alexander Yarin
Prof. Yarin studied and worked in Leningrad and Moscow before becoming Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 1990. His background is in applied physics, fluid mechanics and rheology and he has authored a book and numerous journal publications.
Since 2005 Alexander Yarin is currently a Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.
Prof. Amal Chlyah
After obtaining several diplomas from Bordeaux to Strasbourg and passing by the University of Louis Pasteur in Paris, Professor Amal Chlyah is now teaching pediatric odontology. She is also a member of the research team for the “Biomaterial and clinical research” at the Faculty of Dental Medicine of Casablanca. For the past 9 years, Professor Chlyah has also been responsible for the specialized consultation of the disabled and for the health care under general anaesthesia regarding pediatric odontology.
Dr. Mark Antal
Dr. Antal is an Associate Professor at the University of Szeged, where he has finished his university studies in Hungary. He has done professional internship in Halle-Wittenberg, Martin-Luther University, (Germany), Boston University, (USA) and New York University (USA). He has completed postgraduate studies in Operative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, and Oral Surgery and also Endodontics. He is head of the Department of Operative and Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Szeged. He was awarded an MsC in 2012 and a PhD in 2014. In 2019 he has been awarded an MSc in Dental Implantology (Münster University, Germany) and has finished his habilitation in 2020.
He has participated in several international conferences in the past years as invited speaker. He was the president of Young Dentists Worldwide, student and young dentists member of the Education Comitte at FDI World Dental Federation and is an Honorary Lifelong Member of the International Association of Dental Students. He is member of the Hungarian Acedemy for Esthetic Dentistry and the Hungarian Implantology Association.
He has special research interest in Esthetic Dentistry, Dental Implantology and Tobacco Cessation in Preventive Oral Medicine so as comprehensive dental care. He has published numerous articles in the named fields.
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