14th Symposium of Periodontology
Predictable tissue management around teeth and implants.
A critical reassessment
24-26 November 2023
Megaron Athens International Conference Center

Keynote Speakers

Darko Bozic

DMD, MSc, PhD, specialist in periodontology, President of the EFP (2023)

Prof Darko Bozic is an Associate Prof. at the Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia.
He works in Croatia’s biggest University & Clinical Hospital (employing over 6000 employees) at the Clinic of periodontology as a specialist in periodontology. In addition he also continues to work every day in his private clinic. Currently, Prof. Darko Bozic holds the title of President of the Croatian Society of Periodontology. He is also a member of the EFP executive committee and president of the EFP. Additionally, from 2016-2022 he has also served as the EFP webmaster and member of the Communications Committee.
The focus of Prof Darko Bozic research is on the proteomic analysis of cement oblasts and periodontal tissues for which he and his team received two prestigious IADR awards; in 2015 IADR, Boston 2nd place for the Hatton/Unilever senior clinical research award, Proteomic Analyses of Gingival Tissues in Patients with Aggressive Periodontitis and in 2014 the IADR/PER , Dubrovnik, Croatia 1st place Robert Frank senior clinical research award for the same study.
The focus of his clinical work is on the reconstruction of soft and hard tissues in periodontitis affected patients with a special research interest in the the application of growth factors; namely BMPs and the Hyaluronic acid in regenerative procedures as well as soft tissue reconstruction utilizing various collagen matrices. Prof. Darko Bozic lectures extensively covering topics related to hard and soft tissue reconstruction. He is a renowned speaker and has been invited to over 80 lectures internationally. Including congresses such as the Europerio and the Perio Master Clinic. He also gives Live clinical master classes with advanced treatment and clinical procedures.

Tali Chackartchi

Periodontist, DMD Senior Instructor, Department of Periodontology Hebrew University - Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine , Israel

Tali Chackartchi graduated dentistry in 2002. Completed a post-graduate program in Periodontology at the Department of Periodontology, Hadassah & Hebrew University Faculty of Dental Medicine in 2008, and became a clinical instructor in the department at the same year.
EFP accredited specialist since 2009.
In 2009 graduated the program of implant reconstructive dentistry in the G.Niznick Oral Implant Center. Awarded Two years scholarship from the Staub - Family fund for Perio-prosthesis scholars.
Performing research in the field of biological and clinical implications of the combined Ortho-Perio treatment and digital and guided implantology. International speaker on digital implantology, bone augmentation, soft tissue management around teeth and implants, and the “Ortho-Perio” interface.
Former board member of the Israeli Specialists Forum. Member of the Israeli Post Graduate examination committee. Member of the Experts Council of the Osteology Foundation and past president of the Israeli Society of Periodontology and Osseointegration. Owner of a private clinic located in Tel-Aviv dedicated to periodontology and implant dentistry.

Georgios A. Kotsakis

DDS, MS Professor & Assistant Dean for Clinical Research Director of Research Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Dr. George Kotsakis is a Board-Certified Periodontist and a Fellow of the ITI. He received his DDS from the University of Athens and after graduation he practiced in Athens, Greece prior to coming to the US. He then completed his residency in Periodontics and MS in Science at the University of Minnesota when he first got involved in Peri-implantitis research. Following his training, he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA and then moved to UTHealth San Antonio as an Associate Professor and held the Roland Meffert Endowed Professorship in Implant Dentistry. He is currently a Professor of Oral Biology & Assistant Dean for Clinical Research at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. He directs the NIH-funded Translational Periodontal Research Lab conducting research on the biological mechanisms underlying peri-implant bone loss and developing novel treatments for dental and biomedical implants. Dr. Kotsakis has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and textbook chapters with more than 20,000 citations of his work (h-index: 35). He is one of the few Dental researchers to have been published in prestigious medical publications, such as the Lancet, the BMJ and PNAS.
He has been the recipient of multiple career and research awards from the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Periodontology Foundation, the IADR, and other organizations. Additionally, he serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Periodontology, and for Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research. He lectures frequently and gives hands-on courses both nationally and internationally on peri-implantitis therapy.

Selected Awards and Recognition
• Clinical Research Award, American Academy of Periodontology 2022
• President, IADR Implantology Research Group 2022
• UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry Outstanding Researcher Award 2022
• IADR Sigmund Socransky Award 2022
• IADR Innovation in Implantology Research Award 2022
• AADOCR William B. Clark Fellowship 2022
• Fellow, International Team for Implantology (ITI) 2021
• Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology 2016
• AAP Teaching Fellowship, American Academy of Periodontology 2016
• Clinical Science award, American Academy of Periodontology 2015
• Dr. D. Walter Cohen Award, American Academy of Periodontology Foundation 2015
• AAP Educator Scholarship, American Academy of Periodontology Foundation 2015

Dr. Kotsakis has received funds and research support from NIDCR/NIH, ITI foundation, Straumann USA, Osteogenics Inc., Novabone LLC, Waterpik Inc., Dentsply Sirona USA, Curaden Inc., StellaLife, Datum Dental & MIS Implants.

Ioannis Polyzois

Dr Ioannis Polyzois received his undergraduate degree (DMD) from Semmelweis University in 1995 and then completed an MMedSci in Oral Surgery by the University of Sheffield. He completed a three-year specialist training in Periodontology (MDentCh) at Trinity College Dublin and was awarded his PhD in 2010. Two years later he became an Associate Professor and Consultant in Periodontology in the Dublin Dental University Hospital at Trinity College where he is currently the director of the EFP and ICSTD accredited Postgraduate program in Periodontology. In June 2019 he took over the role of Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning. He has published over 50 international peer-reviewed scientific articles and has been an examiner both nationally and abroad for numerous research projects. Dr Polyzois currently serves as the deputy chair of the EFP Scientific Affairs Committee (SAC).

Andreas Stavropoulos

Andreas Stavropoulos is Professor of Periodontology at the Dept. of Periodontology, Faculty of Odontology, Malmö University, Sweden. He is registered specialist in Periodontology in Sweden and treats patients at the University Specialty Clinic. He did his postgraduate training in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at Aarhus University (1996-1999), wherefrom he also received his Ph.D. (2002) and dr. Odont. degree (2011) based on preclinical and clinical studies on regenerative periodontal therapy and in association with dental implants. He was recruited in Malmö University as Professor in 2013. During 2020-2021 he was Professor Ordinarius in Periodontology at the Dept. of Periodontology and Regenerative Dentistry University Clinics of Dental Medicine (CUMD), University of Geneva, Switzerland and is affiliated also with the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He is the President of the European Federation of Periodontology, Councilor of the Periodontal Research Group of the IADR, and Board Member of the International Academy of Periodontology. He is Editorial Board member in several esteemed dental journals, and editor-in-chief in Clinical and Experimental Dental Research.

Anton Sculean

Anton Sculean is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and currently the Head of the Dental Research Center (DRC) of the School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Prof. Sculean has authored more than 500 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 35 chapters in periodontal textbooks and has delivered more than 600 lectures at national and international meetings.
He is Editor in Chief of Periodontology 2000, one of the top 2 ranked journals in Dentistry.
Prof. Sculean has been a recipient of many research awards, among others the Distinguished Scientist Award of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the Anthony Rizzo Young Investigator Award of the Periodontal Research Group (PRG) of the IADR, the IADR/PRG Award in Regenerative Periodontal Medicine, the Distinguished Teacher Award of the European Orthodontic Society, and Honorary Membership of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). He was awarded honorary doctorates (Dr.h.c.) by the Victor Babes University Timisoara, Romania, the Semmelweis University Budapest and the Carol Davila University, Bucharest, Romania.
Professor Sculean is currently listed as the top-rated expert in Periodontics in the world https://www.expertscape.com/ex/periodontics. His h-Index is 93 (google scholar) and 64 (web of science).
He is Past President of the Periodontal Research Group of the IADR, of the Swiss Society of Periodontology, of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and of the International Academy of Periodontology (IAP). He is board member of the Executive Committee of the EFP, of the Osteology Foundation, of the Oral Reconstruction Foundation and President Elect of the Continental European Division (CED) of the IADR.
His research interests focus on periodontal wound healing and regeneration, regenerative and plastic-esthetic periodontal surgery, use of antibiotics, antiseptics, and novel approaches such as lasers and photodynamic therapy in the treatment of periodontal and peri-implant infections.

Constantinos Sioutas

Dr. Constantinos Sioutas, Sc.D., is currently the first holder of the Fred Champion Professorship in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) . Dr Sioutas received his undergraduate education in mechanical engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and came to the U.S. in the fall of 1986 as a Fulbright Foundation fellow. He received Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Aerospace Engineering, both from the University of Minnesota. He worked as an Advanced Product Development Engineer for 3M for two years prior to continuing his doctoral studies at Harvard School of Public Health in the department of Environmental Engineering, where he received his Doctor of Science degree in 1994. He started his academic career in 1995 as an Assistant Professor of Aerosol Science at the Harvard, prior to joining the faculty of the University of Southern California (USC) in January 1998. Dr. Sioutas's research has followed an integrated approach to the problem of the well-publicized and significant effects of particulate air pollution on health and the environment. His research has focused on investigations of the underlying mechanisms that produce the health effects associated with exposure to air pollutants He has developed many state-of-the-art technologies used by many academic institutions and national laboratories for aerosol sampling and characterization. During his faculty career, he has directed, as either a Principal or Co-Principal Investigator, some 70 research grants exceeding $55 million (USC's share $24 million). He has authored 410 peer-reviewed journal publications, 5 book chapters and holds 14 U.S. patents in the development of instrumentation for aerosol measurement and emissions control. His published work has received over 43,000 citations (Hirsch index =105) according to Google Scholar; he is among the top 1% authors worldwide in Engineering according to the Institute of Scientific Information. Results from his publications have been used by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in their National Air Quality Criteria document in promulgating stricter air quality standards in the U.S. He has advised 23 Ph.D. students, and mentored 18 postdoctoral fellows at USC. Among his many distinctions, he is the recipient of the David Sinclair award for seminal research with the long-term impact in the field of aerosols (the highest distinction of the American Association for Aerosol Research), the Hagen Smit award of Atmospheric Environment for seminal publications, the 2010 Scientific and Technological Achievement Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a trustee of his alma mater (the Aristotle Univ of Thessaloniki).

Lewis Winning

Lewis Winning is Associate Professor / Consultant in Periodontology and Restorative Dentistry, at the Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. His main research focus is the impact of oral health on general health. He currently leads the oral health aspects of the Irish Longitudinal Study of Aging (TILDA) and the Dublin ‘PREVENT’ dementia studies.
He completed his undergraduate dental training (BDS) at University of Dundee, Scotland, 2004. This was followed by speciality training in Periodontology (DChDent) at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2010. He completed further speciality training in Restorative Dentistry, and also completed his research doctorate (PhD) in Regenerative dentistry at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland 2018.
Lewis has been Honorary Treasurer of the Irish Society of Periodontology (2019-2023), and is current Honorary Secretary of the Irish Division of IADR and PER board representative (2022-2027).


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