Advisory Board and Editors Dentistry

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Veerasathpurush Allareddy

Dr. Veerasathpurush Allareddy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at College of Dentistry - The University of Iowa.

Praveen Arany

Training: Dental Research, Bioengineering.
Postdoctoral: TGF-beta, wound healing, regeneration, radiation biology, light biology, stem cells, biomaterial, Lasers.
Current: Clinical translational research and Molecular mechanisms.
Positions: Past-President, NAALT; President-Elect WALT, Co-Chair SPIE, Chair, ASLMS
Interests: Signal Transduction, Lasers, Biological regulation.

Elisabetta Ada Cavalcanti-Adam

E. Ada Cavalcanti-Adam is a research group leader at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg and head of Central Scientific Facility “Biomaterials and Molecular Biology” at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart. Her main research interest is on extracellular stimuli which guide cell structure and functions with a special focus on the role of growth factors on cell adhesion and migration.

Robert Druzinsky

I am an evolutionary biologist and functional morphologist with diverse interests. My major focus is on the evolution of the masticatory apparatus of mammals, particularly rodents. I am also working on an anatomy ontology for muscles of the head and neck in tetrapods. I also study the biomechanics of teeth, as well as the neurophysiology of mastication.

Theodore Eliades

Theodore Eliades is Professor and Director of the Clinic of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Director of Research, and Interim Director of the Institute of Oral Biology at the Center of Dental Medicine, University of Zurich. He graduated from the School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece, and completed the Orthodontic postgraduate program of the Ohio State University under Ze’ev Davidovitch. He earned a Master of Science degree from the Ohio State University, a doctorate in medical sciences from the University of Athens, School of Medicine, and a PhD in Biomaterials with Prof. D.C. Watts from the University of Manchester.

His research has generated over 200 papers and 45 book chapters, which have received ca 7000 citations and an h index of 45 (google scholar). He has edited 11 textbooks published by major houses, some translated into 5 languages, and has co-supervised more than 25 doctorates and 30 Master’s at the Universities of Athens, Thessaloniki, Marquette, Manchester, Bonn and Zurich. He is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and the first dentist who was awarded the Fellowship grade of membership from both, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Institute of Physics (UK).

Melissa M Grant

Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
Co-lead for the Periodontal Research Group (PRG)

Melissa graduated in 1997 with a BSc in Biochemistry and immediately took up a CASE Award (Du Pont) PhD in the laboratories of Dr Dennis Briggs, studying enzymes involved in the germination of wheat grain. These enzymes would ultimately be exploited in the improvement of animal feeds and in bread baking, allowing bread to rise more and yield a ‘fluffier’ loaf.

She was introduced to the field of proteomic research at the end of her PhD and subsequently went on to set up the proteomic laboratory of Prof Helen Griffiths at Aston University. Leading on from her interests in nutrition Melissa investigated the effects of vitamins C, E and folate on human health and disease, including cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart diseases. She analysed both human plasma samples and cell culture derived samples, generating a number of papers during this post doctoral research.

In 2005 she joined the School of Dentistry's Periodontal Research Group at the University of Birmingham as lead postdoctoral fellow on projects to assess how micronutrients could be used to improve oral health. She was appointed as lecturer in 2011 in Biological Sciences and has office and laboratory space in both the schools of dentistry and biosciences.

Ali H Hassan

Professor of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in the Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University.

President of the Saudi Board of Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Orthopedics. President of the Saudi Orthodontic Society. Director of the Dentofacial Deformities and Cleft Lip and Palate Research Group at KAU.

Obtained a PhD in Cell Biology, a Certificate of Orthodontics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master degree in Medical Education form Maastricht University.

Areas of Recherch Interest: Clinical Research in Orthodontics, Biomaterials in Dentistry, Systematic Reviews, Cleft Lip and Palate, Drug delivery and Bone induction and oral health related quality of life research.

Esa P Klemetti

Over the past 40+ years, I have worked for universities in Finland, Canada, Kuwait, Norway and UK as Assistant, Associate and (full) Professor. However, since retiring, my main interest has been to serve our dear elderly people as a clinical prosthodontist.
My clinical and research interests have been related to improving the quality of life of those suffering from edentulousness, oral changes caused by the loss of teeth and the bone density of the jaws.

Liran Levin

Professor and Head, Division of Periodontology at University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Visiting Professor of Periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA. Published more than 180 articles and book chapters in the international professional literature and is involved in research mainly in periodontology, dental implants and dental trauma. Lecturing extensively both nationally and internationally.

Prof. Levin serves as an Associate Editor for the International Dental Journal, Scientific Associate Editor for the Quintessence International, Associate Editor for the Dental Traumatology and as an Editorial Board Member and a manuscript reviewer for some of the leading international professional Journals in the fields of periodontology, dental implants, dental trauma and general dentistry.

Prof. Levin has served as The Chairman of the Ethics in Dental Research Committee of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). He is currently the secretary of the International Association for Dental Traumatology (IADT).

Thimios A Mitsiadis

Professor of Oral Biology in the Medical Faculty at the University of Zurich, Switzerland since 2006. Research in the fields of stem cells, genetics, molecular and experimental biology related to orofacial developmental and regeneration processes.

DDS degree from the Dental Faculty of the Kapodistrion University of Athens (Greece), Master degree for Immunology, Genetics and Differentiation, and PhD in Developmental Biology from the University of Lyon (France). Postdoctoral studies at the University of Helsinki (Finland), Karolinksa Nobel Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) and Yale University (USA). Previously Professor at the Mediterranean University (Marseilles, France), Visiting Professor at the Ecole Normale Superieure of Lyon (France), Clinical Senior Lecturer at King's College London (UK), Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic University of Marche (Ancona, Italy), Visiting Professor at the Second University of Napoli (Napoli, Italy). Chief-Editor of the “Frontiers of Craniofacial Biology and Dental Research”, Associate Editor of “Stem Cell Research”, Scientific Editor of “European Cells & Materials”, and part of the editorial board in additional 8 scientific journals. More than 110 original articles in journals such as “Journal of Cell Biology”, “Development”, “Developmental Biology”, “Nature Genetics”, “Science Signaling”, “Scientific Reports”, “Frontiers in Physiology” and more than 200 keynote and invited lectures.

Andreas Stavropoulos

After having completed his dental technology education, Andrea Stavropoulos studied dentistry in Heidelberg, Germany, Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece. After a few years of work in private practice limited to periodontics and implant dentistry, he joined the Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Aarhus University, Denmark, where he received his postgraduate training. Andreas Stavropoulos received his Ph.D. in 2002 and his dr.odont. degree in 2011 from Aarhus University. In 2012, Andreas Stavropoulos joined Malmö University as the Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontology. Andreas Stavropoulos has received several awards for his research, including the Anthony Rizzo Young Investigator Award from the Periodontal Research Group (PRG) of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) in 2006, the 1st Basic Research Prize of the European Association of Osseointegration in 2011, the Straumann Award in Regenerative Periodontal Medicine, conferred by the PRG of the IADR. Andreas Stavropoulos has authored several publications in international peer reviewed journals and book chapters, and he is member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Clinical Oral Implants Research, Quintessence International, and PeerJ. Andreas Stavropoulos is a member of the European Federation of Periodontology, the European Association of Osseointegration, the International Team for Implantology, and he is currently the Secretary of the PRG of IADR.