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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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Prof 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 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.

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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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Prof 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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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.