Thank you to all our speakers

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Professor Iain L. C. Chapple


Ph.D. CCST (Rest Dent)

Iain Chapple is a Professor of Periodontology and Director of Research for the Institute of Clinical Science, University of Birmingham UK. He is also an honorary consultant in restorative dentistry. Iain leads Birmingham’s Periodontal Research Group, and has published over 200 peer reviewed manuscripts in the international scientific literature as well as eight textbooks and 18 book chapters. Iain’s research ranges from periodontal pathogenesis to periodontal systemic interactions. He was intimately involved in the new classification of periodontal disease as well as the guidelines for management.

His distinguished career also includes former Scientific Editor of the British Dental Journal, associate editor of the Journal of Periodontal Research and is currently the Associate Editor of the Journal Clinical Periodontology. Iain was the President of the IADR Periodontal Research Group 2006-7 as well as Treasurer and Secretary General of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and has participated in EFP Workshops since 2008, more recently as chair. Prof Chapple was 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.

His topics for the conference include clinical risk assessment and treatment of periodontal disease and peri-implant disease.

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Professor Frank Schwarz


Ph.D. CCST (Rest Dent)

Frank Schwarz is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral Surgery and Implantology at the Centre for Dentistry and Oral Medicine (Carolinum), Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and Editorial Board Member for Periodontology 2000, Clinical Oral Implants Research and Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the European Association for Osseointegration – EAO, Executive Board Member of the Osteology Foundation, and Past President of the German Association of Oral Implantology (DGI). He was awarded the André Schröder Research Prize in 2007, the Miller Research Prize in 2012 and the Jan Lindhe Award in 2017.

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Dr Himanshu Arora

Himanshu Arora is currently working as a Lecturer at the School of Dentistry, University of Queensland. He graduated as a dentist from the University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India in 2005. He then went on to specialize in the field of prosthodontics from the prestigious Banaras Hindu University in India (2009).
Himanshu completed his PhD from School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Griffith University in 2017 following which he joined the school as an academic. In 2018, Himanshu was awarded the ITI scholarship and spent a year at the Center for Implant Dentistry, University of Florida in Gainesville, USA before starting his current position at UQ in September 2019. He is a member of the ITI and IADR.
Himanshu has a special interest in the field of digital implant dentistry and has been working on research projects related to accuracy of guided implant placement in the anterior maxilla.

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Professor Mark Bartold

Mark Bartold is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Adelaide. He is a past President of the International Academy of Periodontology, the Asian Pacific Society of Periodontology, and RACDS Division of Periodontics. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Periodontal Research, Periodontology 2000, Editor Emeritus of the Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology and immediate-past Editor of the Australian Dental Journal. He has received numerous awards for his research contributions including the Straumann/IADR Award for Periodontal Regenerative Medicine and the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Periodontal Disease. In 2021 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his national and international contributions to periodontology. His research has focussed on the use of stem cells for periodontal regeneration and periodontal/systemic health interrelationships. Professor Bartold has authored over 350 scientific articles. He also works in private specialist periodontal practice.

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Dr Patrick Bowman

Dr Patrick Bowman studied dentistry at the University of Queensland. He returned to his hometown of Bathurst, NSW to commence work in private practice and studying a Master of Biostatistics through the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia.

He undertook further training in periodontics at the University of Melbourne. Patrick has a keen interest in the interactions between periodontal and systemic health.

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Dr Stephen Chen

Dr Stephen Chen is a specialist periodontist in private practice in Balwyn. He graduated BDS (Malaya) in 1983, MDSc (Melbourne) in 1987, FRACDS in 1988 and completed his PhD in 2008. He holds the position of Clinical Associate Professor at The School of Dentistry, University of Melbourne.

Dr Chen’s scientific interests are in the field of tissue regeneration and post-extraction implants.

He is past-president of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP) and Australasian Osseointegration Society (AOS). He is an honorary life member of the AOS.


Dr Nova Gibson

Nova graduated from the University of Melbourne in Dentistry and Medicine with honours and trained in the Victorian Oral and Maxillofacial training program – gaining fellowship in 2007 plus fellowship in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, England.

She spent eight years training in the Victorian Oral and Maxillofacial surgical training program at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Royal Children’s Hospital, Monash Hospital, the Austin and Alfred Hospital along with five years training in the UK, including the prestigious John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford as a fellow.

Since completing training, Nova’s career has included working at the Austin Hospital, Monash Health as well as private practice. Her areas of interest include dental alveolar surgery, complex dental implantation, orthognathic surgery, oral pathology and complex dental extractions.

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Dr Wendy Gill


Dr Wendy Gill graduated from UWA in 1994 and spent 9 years in general practice before completing her Masters Degree in Periodontology in 2006. Wendy obtained her Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (Perio) in the same year and now maintains a specialist periodontal practice in West Perth. She is a previous president of the Australian Society of Periodontology (WA), previous president of the Dental Study Group of WA and a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology. She is also a long term Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Academy of Dentistry International and the International College of Dentists.

Wendy co-ordinates an ITI Study Club and is also the Western Australian representative for the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP). She is a trainer for the Swiss Dental Academy.

She lectures and runs training courses locally, nationally and internationally on periodontal and dental implant topics.

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Dr Hossam Haddad

Hossam graduated from Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt) in 2006, and worked in both public and private sectors before relocating to Australia in 2010. Hossam obtained a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2015, and graduated with a Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics from the University of Melbourne in 2018. His research project centered on the use of novel CAD-CAM materials in full arch implant dentistry, and was published in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants.

Hossam now works at private specialist practice in Moonee Ponds. He enjoys ongoing involvement within the academic field as a lecturer and clinical supervisor at the University of Melbourne’s dental school, where he is also the coordinator of the implant component for DDS students and the academic lead of CPD. In collaboration with Melbourne University and the International Team for Implantology (ITI), Hossam delivers CPD programs that educate general dental practitioners on Prosthodontic topics.

He is an active member of the ITI, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and the Australian Osseointegration Society (AOS). Hossam further serves as a reviewer for the Australian Dental Journal, a committee member for the Australian Prosthodontic Society (APS), and is currently the Victorian representative within its Federal Committee.

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Victor Kiven

Victor Kiven has been practising periodontics for forty years. He hopes that with all this practice he became good at it.

He received his undergraduate and post graduate training at the University of Melbourne. Since then he has taught the undergrads and postgrads as a Clinical Demonstrator, Seminar Moderator and Lecturer. Currently he is a Clinical Supervisor at both the MDS and MDC teaching all aspects of Periodontics and Implantology in the DClinDent(perio), BOH and Grad Dip programmes.

He has lectured dental nurses, dental hygienists, ASP , AOS , ITI, ADA and RACDS

He is a past president of the ASP (VB) and AOS (VB and Federal) of which he is an Honorary Life Member.

He has practised exclusively in the one location and has aged gracefully with his patients. Therefore ANZAP feels he is qualified to speak on the topic of “Treatment Planning for old age”

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Professor Sašo Ivanovski

Sašo Ivanovski is Head of the School of Dentistry at the University of Queensland, as well as Professor of Periodontology and director of the Centre for Orofacial Regeneration, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (COR3). He combines these academic positions with part time specialist practice in periodontics and surgical implant dentistry. Sašo is currently the president of the ANZ Division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), and a past federal president of the Australasian Osseointegration Society (AOS) and the Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP). He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD), Academy of Dentistry International (FADI), Pierre Fauchard Academy (FPFA) and International Team of Implantology (ITI Senior Fellow). Sašo is on the editorial board of multiple journals, including the Journal of Dental Research and Clinical Oral Implants Research. He has published over 250 papers in the peer-reviewed literature and leads an internationally recognized research group focusing on regenerative dentistry and bioengineering, as well as clinical periodontics and implant dentistry.

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Dr Theodore Pang

Dr Theodore Pang completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Adelaide in 2009 and spent his formative years in private practice in Launceston, Tasmania. Upon completion of his Doctor of Dental Surgery in Periodontics at the University of Melbourne, he returned to the Apple Isle and consults out of Launceston Periodontics and Hobart Periodontics. He maintains a teaching role for DDS students at the University of Melbourne. On his trail runs in the wilderness of Tasmania, he often wonders about patient centred outcomes and periodontal disease.

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Dr Tami Yap

Tami completed a Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours at Melbourne University in 2006. In 2013 she became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and returned to postgraduate training in the specialty of Oral Medicine and completed a PhD in molecular diagnostics in oral cancer in 2019.

Tami is senior lecturer at the Melbourne Dental School and enjoys teaching and research. She has clinical and teaching appointments at the Royal Dental Hospital, the Skin Health Institute and is part of the multidisciplinary Dermatology team at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.