Prof. Iain Chapple
Iain Chapple is Professor of Periodontology, Head of the School of Dentistry and Director of Research for the Institute of Clinical Science, University of Birmingham UK. He graduated 1986 from Newcastle University. Iain is former Scientific Editor of: the British Dental Journal; Journal of Periodontal Research and current Associate Editor of: the Journal Clinical Periodontology. He has written 10-textbooks and 29 book chapters. Iain served the IADR Periodontal Research Group (PRG) as President (2006-7), Group Chair (2008-1015) and Counsellor (2016). He served the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) as: Treasurer (2007-2013); EFP Workshop co-chair (2008-current); Foundation Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee; Editor of JCP Digest (2014-2016); EFP Secretary General (2016-2019). He was British Society of Periodontology President 2014-2015 and awarded the Charles Tomes medal of the Royal College of Surgeons (2011), the IADR PRG Rizzo Research Award (2001), and IADR Distinguished Scientist in Periodontal Research 2018. He was awarded the special citation award of the American Academy of Periodontology 2018. Iain leads Birmingham’s Periodontal Research Group, has published over 200 peer reviewed manuscripts in the international scientific literature.
Prof. Emeritus Svante Twetman
Svante Twetman is a specialised paediatric dentist and professor of Cariology at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He graduated from the dental school in 1974 and holds the PhD and Odont. Dr. degree from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
He is also consultant at the Maxillo-facial unit, Halland Hospital in Halmstad, Sweden. The research is focused on fluoride and microbial aspects on oral ecology, biofilms and caries risk assessment/caries prevention in children and young adults. The research has to a large extent been performed in clinical settings with supplementary laboratory studies. Dr. Twetman has authored and co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers.
He is a consultant of The Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU) for assessment of systematic reviews and knowledge gaps. Among several awards, he received the IADR distinguished scientist award in 2010, IADR Borrow Award in 2011 and Song-Eum Med-Pharm Award in 2012.
Dr. Wenyuan Shi
Dr. Shi is the President, CEO & Chief Science Officer of The Forsyth Institute, a dental research institute and pediatric dental hospital conducting cutting-edge dental research, technology development and clinical innovation. Prior to this position, Dr. Shi was the chair and professor of Oral Biology at UCLA School of Dentistry and the Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics at UCLA School of Medicine.
Dr. Purnima Kumar
From May 2022, Dr. Kumar is the William K. and Mary Anne Najjar Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She received her dental degree from Annamalai University in India, and her Masters in Periodontology and PhD in Molecular Microbiology from The Ohio State University.