Congress Speakers

Philip Hand
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Philip Hand graduated from The University of Otago (N.Z.) in 1984, still is a devoted student of dentistry with interests in all fields of general dentistry.

These include Orthodontics (POS Graduate), Implant Dentistry, Endodontics and Periodontics. Expert user of Dental operative microscope and lasers, Dr.Hand after completing the LA&HA Master in Laser Dentistry, achieved the Master degree in Laser Dentistry at Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma.

dr amy luedemann lazar
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Amy Luedemann graduated magna cum laude in 1990 from her undergraduate studies of Nutrition and Psychology.
She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2005 from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. She received her Pediatric Specialty, training and a Masters degree from the University of Washington – Seattle, Washington, and served as chief resident in her final year. She attended at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, serving on the craniofacial team and working extensively with special healthcare needs children. Additionally, Dr. Luedemann served as an Acting Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Washington. In this role, she provided lectures and clinical teaching. Dr. Luedemann is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a founding member of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences, and an active member in multiple professional organization that promote advanced technologies and integrative care for the pediatric population. She has practiced “no-shot”, atraumatic, laser pediatric dentistry since 2009.
She has lectured around the US on the topics of frenectomy, laser pediatric dentistry, LAFTR (laser assisted functional therapeutic release), laser neural therapy, and the importance of interdisciplinary care. Dr. Luedemann is the recipient of the 2019 “Centres of Light Award for Interdisciplinary Leadership in Advancing Medicine via Myofunctional Sciences”.

Dr Andrea Manzotti
Curriculum Vitae

Andrea Manzotti is a Doctor in Physiotherapy from the University of Milan. In 1997 He achieved the diploma in Osteopathy at the Italian Osteopathy Institute (Milan; 2014) and the certification of conformity to the technical standard UNI 11492. In 2019 he achieved a 1st level University Master in Biostatistics for scientific publication at the University of Padua. Dr Manzotti helded several private courses nationally and internationally, and from 2016 to 2019 He teached as Adjunt Professor at the 1st level Master in Osteopathic Medicine the University of Ferrara. From 2013 to date He works as head of osteopathic research in neonatology at the V. Buzzi children’s hospital in Milan. He also worked of as a physiotherapist of GIVIDI volleyball team (Serie A from 1994 to 1996), as osteopath consultant at the Italian Ski Federation (2008 to 2010), also partecipating to the Winter Olympic games of Vancouver (2010 caring the gold medal Giuliano Razzoli), and as osteopath of Olimpia Armani Milano (Serie A1 basketball team from 2009 to 2012). From 2015 to date He is the Director of the RAISE neonatologist project (COME Collaboration Foundation), a project involving more than 50 professionals engaged as volunteer for the children care. In 2000 He was one of the founders of the school of osteopathy in Milan S.O.M.A., where He currently works.

Dr Yue Weng Cheu
W. Cheu YUE
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Yue Weng Cheu completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree at the National University of Singapore (BDS). He was awarded The Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation Annual Scholarship Award.

He was elected Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

He obtained his Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. He attained his Mastership certification with the World Clinical Laser Institute and has also obtained his Certificate of Oral Implantology from Frankfurt University.

He has completed the full TMD continuum at Occlusion Connections in USA and finished his mini residency on Dental Sleep Medicine with TUFTS University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr Yue started the concept of Linguadontics where he focuses on the tongue as one of the key elements in influencing general health, in collaboration with other medical and allied health providers.

He is the Clinical Director of DP Dental group integrates dental technology for predictable diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes for his patients.

Luigi Cecchinato
Curriculum Vitae

Dr.Adj.Prof. Alessandro Nanussi, graduated in Dentistry, and specialized in Sports Dentistry.
Past-president SIOS, He is President Elect of the incoming 2022 Italian Association of Gnatology (AIG).
Board of directors IAID.
Associated with prof. Cristian Coraini at Skysmile Clinic in Milan. Referent of the Service of Sport’s dentistry and Cranio-mandibular Biomechanics at the Italian Stomatological Institute of Milan.
Adjunct professor of “Statistical analysis of epidemiological data” and “Analog and virtual articulators”, University of Milan-Bicocca.
Professor of Clinical Dentistry and Gnathology at the SOMA Osteopathic Institute of Milan. Co-author of the text “Dentistry and Sport” (Edi-Ermes), winner with Cristian Coraini and Luca Vailati of the International Occlusion Award, at the15th ICP World-Congress.

Dr. Diana Grandi
Curriculum Vitae

Master of Science (UB, Barcelona). Speech Language Therapist (UNR, Argentina).

Coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Orofacial Motricity (UManresa. UVic-UCC/ EPAP). Coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Orofacial Motricity (Universalus, Roma).

Professor of the Master’s Degree in Orofacial Motricity and deglutition (ESSAlcoitão, Portugal), of the Master’s Degree in Pediatric Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry-UIC) and of numerous continuous and postgraduate training activities for speech therapists and dentists, developed in Spain, Andorra, Portugal, Italy, Argentina, Chile and Colombia.

Member of the Consell Tècnic de Formació Continua de Logopèdia. Catalan Council for Continuing Education of the Health Professions of Catalonia (CCFCPS. Generalitat de Catalunya).

Vice Dean of the College of Speech Language Therapist (2003-2015).

She currently continues to practice as a Speech Therapist at the Dr. Marcó Orthodontic Clinic for myofunctional speech therapy evaluation and diagnosis, and until 2022 she practiced also in private practice in the Sleep Medicine Unit at the Teknon Medical Center (Barcelona).

Vice President and Treasurer of the Spanish Association of Speech Therapy, Phoniatrics and Audiology and the Ibero-American Association of Speech Therapy (AELFA-IF). Member of various scientific societies (IAOM, AAMS, AEOII, SES, ABS, ABRAMO).

Speaker at national and international conferences and congresses.

Author of books, chapters of Speech Therapy and Dentistry books, interdisciplinary protocols, and numerous articles in the specialty.

Giovanni Olivi
Curriculum Vitae

He graduated cum laude in Medicine and Surgery (MD) at ”La Sapienza” University of Rome, and in Dentistry (DDS) at ”Tor Vergata” University of Rome. In 2002 Giovanni achieved the postgraduated diploma in ”Laser Dentistry” from the University of Florence. In 2004, He achieved the laser certification from ISLD; in 2006 the Advanced Proficiency from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and in 2009, the Master status always from ALD. Giovanni in 2007 has been awarded from Academy of Laser Dentistry with the “Leon Goldman Award” for clinical excellence. Active member of Italian Society of Endodontics (SIE), Active Member of Italian Society of Laser Dentistry (SILO), member of Italian Society of Paediatric Dentistry (SIOI), member and Chair of ALD Italy Study Club, Giovanni Olivi is currently the scientific coordinator of the ”Laser Dentistry” Master courses at Catholic University of Sacred Hearth of Rome. Giovanni Olivi authored over 70 peer-reviewed papers, 4 chapters in different books and 4 books specifically focused on Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Roberto Fornara
Curriculum Vitae

Graduated with Honor in Dentistry and Dental Prostheses at the University of Pavia in 1995.
Currently President of SIE Italian Endodontics Society
Co-author of several endodontic textbooks.
Coordinator of “Testo atlante di anatomia endodontica” published by Tecniche Nuove in 2011.
Active member since 2003 of SIE – Italian Endodontics Society.
Member since 2007 to date of the Editorial Committee of GIE (Giornale Italiano di Endodonzia journal).
Certified Member since 2011 of ESE – European Society of Endodontics.
Certified Speaker of DDS (Digital Dental Society).
From 2003 to 2019 he gives his contribution as an expert in this specific subject to II Rehabilitative Dentistry (coordinator, Prof. Massimo Gagliani), in the specialized degree course of Dentistry and Dental Prostheses at the odontostomatological clinic of the Department of Surgery and Dental Medicine San Paolo, Milan.
Lecturer in several Italian University in post graduate Course and Master: Bologna, Brescia, Napoli, Varese the mains ones.
Reviewer for MDPI Journals since 2020 to date.
Lecturer in several Italian University in post graduate Course and Master: Bologna, Brescia, Napoli, Varese the mains ones.
Lecturer at national and international congresses focusing on endodontic and restorative themes, and teacher of endodontics and imaging & radiology hands-on courses.
Freelancer since 1996. Owner, since 2005, of a dental clinic in Marcallo con Casone, Milan.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Fayad received his DDS in 1985 from the Collage of Dentistry, Cairo University. Dr. Fayad received his Master’s in Oral Sciences in 1994 from the University of Buffalo at NewYork. He received his PhD in 1996 as a joint supervision between University of Buffalo at New York and Cairo University. He received his Endodontic training at the college of Dentistry at UIC. Currently he is the director of endodontic research, and a clinical associate professor in the Endodontic department at College of Dentistry at UIC, dividing his time between teaching, research, intra-and extra-mural continuing education and private practice. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory and Manuscript Review Panels of the Journal of Endodontics, and Evidence Based Endodontics Journal. He served on the AAE Research and Scientific Affairs Committee and co-chaired AAE/AAOMR committee drafting the joint position statement on CBCT (2015). He has numerous publications and chapters in peer reviewed journals and textbooks (Pathways of the pulp, Contemporary surgical Endodontics, and Endodontics Principles and Practice). He is the co-editor of the CBCT text book (3-D Imaging in Endodontics: A new Era in diagnosis and treatment) by Springer (2016). He is a recipient of the Calvin D. Torneck Part-Time Educator Award for 2022 by the American Association of Endodontists. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and gave numerous presentations nationally and internationally.

Dr. Enrico DiVito
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. DiVito graduated and earned his DDS from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California in 1980. Returning home he established a private practice in Scottsdale, AZ.  In addition to general and cosmetic dentistry, he has advanced training and is known internationally for his expertise in craniomandibular disorder as it relates to internal derangement, joint disease, arthropathy, trauma and joint incompetency. Dr. DiVito also has advanced training in both soft and hard tissue lasers. In 2007, he established the Arizona Center for Laser Dentistry and was awarded the 2007 Biolase Clinical Case of the Year. He incorporates the latest techniques and materials and utilizes cutting-edge technology to provide his patients with the safest, most effective, and minimally invasive procedures. Dr. DiVito is pioneering new laser techniques for dentistry. Dr. DiVito is the inventor of laser activated irrigation (LAI) known as PIPS (Photon Induced Photoacoustic Streaming). He holds several patents for dental products which are revolutionizing the way dentistry is being performed globally. He lectures nationally and internationally and has published numerous manuscripts in dental journals as well as authoring the book Lasers in Endodontics. He greatly enjoys being an educator of innovations in dental health care.

Dr. Roberto di VITO
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Adj Prof. Roberto DiVito graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California, and currently practices in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is a professor at the A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and is responsible for helping create the CAD/CAM restorative program and techniques. Also, an instructor of the laser essentials course and is both versed in hard and soft issue along with laser endodontics. A member of the Arizona Dental Association, California Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and America Dental Association. He frequently volunteers his services at the Neighborhood Christian Clinic, a non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Philip Hand
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Giuseppe Squeo graduated with honors in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics and achieved a PhD in Ortho-Phonato-Rhino-Stomato-Gnatodontics. Lecturer and Tutor in several universities He is Adjunct Professor in Conservative Dentistry at University of …
His passion for Endodontics and for research lead him to devise and develop different tools useful to improve and simplify several phases of endodontic treatment. He is Active member of the Italian Society of Endodontics (SIE) as well as of the European Society of Endodontics (ESE). Lecturer at national and international congresses, he co-authored several scientific articles published in national and international journals and the book “Taglio e Forma” published by EDRA in 2020 and “Endo e Resto” published by EDRA in 2022.
He mantain his private practice in Bari and is consultant in various dental offices in Puglia, dedicating himself with enthusiasm and passion mainly to Endodontics.

Roeland De Moor
Curriculum Vitae

Roeland J De Moor, DDS, Phd, MSc graduated in 1984 from the Dental School, Ghent University, Belgium. He has an MSc in Paediatric Dentistry and an MSc in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry (Ghent University, Belgium), and received the PhD degree in 1995 at the same university. He belongs to the group of officially recognised dental judicial experts in Belgium.
At present, he is a senior full professor at the Ghent University (Belgium) and guest professor at the University Clinic of Vienna (Austria); has private clinical practice is devoted to endodontics, dental traumatology, orofacial damage assessment and dental laser bleaching. He has a 35-year expertise in the field of laser applications in dentistry.
His research is focused on the application of laser technology for root canal cleaning and disinfection, endodontic quality, application of light activated nanoparticles for endodontic purposes, Laser Doppler Flowmetry (pulp vitality) and the dynamics of root canal irrigation. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Endodontic Journal, Journal of Endodontics, Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and Dentistry Journal – section “Lasers in Dentistry”; and serves as a reviewer on a regular basis for all dental laser journals and endodontic journals with impact factor. He has authored and co-authored more than 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Together with Giovanni Olivi and Enrico DiVito he has authored the book “Lasers in Endodontics”, but has also contributed to several other textbooks on Endodontology, Dental Laser Applications and Restorative Dentistry.

Cristian Coraini
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Marco Martignoni is graduated with honors in 1988. Post doctoral course on Cranio Mandibular Disorders at University of Cagliari.
Continuing education at Henry Goldman school of Dental Medicine, Boston University USA at dott. Herbert Schilder’s department.
He followed continuing education program with dott. Cliff Ruddle in Santa Barbara, California USA
He leads a private clinic in Rome Italy and dedicates his practice to endodontics and endo-restorative procedures, aesthetic restorative and implant supported prosthetics including pre restorative alignment and TMJ disorders.
He is past-president of the Italian Society of Endodontics.
Has been president of the congress ESE-Rome 2011 (European Society of Endodontology)
He is founder of the Italian Accademy of Microscopic Dentistry and honorary member of the French Society of Endodontics.
He is founder of the SIPRO Italian Society of Prosthodontics. and Oral Rehabilitation
Visiting professor at the International Master in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry, University of Siena.

Dr. Walid Altayeb
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Altayeb received his dental degree from Faculty of Dentistry, Damascus University in 1998. He completed his Master of Science in Periodontics in 2004 
and Doctorate ofPhilosophy PH.D in Periodontics in 2007. He achieved the Master status from the Academy of Laser Dentistry (Florida, USA) where is currently in the Board of Directors and the ALD Speakers Bureau, Treasurer 2022-2023 and President-elect for 2023-2024.
Dr. Altayeb is Guest Professor at Faculty of Dental Medicine, Istanbul Ayden University (Istanbul, Turkey) and at UNIVERSIAPOLIS The International University of Agadir, Agadir, Morocco. He is Lecturer at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma Master Laser Dentistry (Rome, Italy). 
Dr. Altayeb received The John G. Sulewski Distinguished Service Award / 2019 of ALD. Speaker in many conferences in Middle East, Europe, and USA in the fields of Periodontal Medicine, Implantology, and Laser Dentistry and Continuing education provider, over 1100 CPD hours in last 7 years. 
He is running “Pink Aesthetics & Laser Dentistry” courses with the British Academy of Implant and Restorative Dentistry in Middle East and North Africa. 

General Secretary of iLED 2018 and iLED 2019 conferences, Dr. Altayeb is working in private practice as periodontist and Implantologist in Doha, Qatar, and 
Dubai, UAE.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Galip Gurel graduated from the University of Istanbul, Dental School in 1981. He continued his education at the University of Kentucky, Department of Prosthodontics. Received his MSc degree from Yeditepe University in, Istanbul.
Dr. Gurel is the founder and the honorary president of EDAD (Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry).
He was the President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) for 2011 & 2012.

He received “The Smigel” award in October 2014 which is granted biennially by New York University College of Dentistry to honor the best esthetic dentists in the world for the social contribution they create, their support for the improvement of esthetic dentistry ,their vision and determination and their ability to present innovative ideas around dentistry globally and the education they provide to the dental health professionals about advanced esthetics, technology and the new techniques in general dentistry.
He is also a member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA) and American Academy of Restorative Dentistry (AARD) and the honorary diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) .
He is also the editor-in-chief of the Quintessence Magazine in Turkey and on the editorial board of the AACD journal, PPAD (Practical Procedure & Aesthetic Dentistry), EJED (European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry).
He has been lecturing on dental aesthetics all over the world and giving post graduate lectures on aesthetics dentistry.
He is a visiting professor at the New York University (USA) , Marseille Dental University (France) and Istanbul Yeditepe University (Turkey).
He is the author of “The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers” published by Quintessence publications in 2003 translated into 12 different languages.
He has been practicing in his own clinic in Istanbul, specializing in Aesthetic Dentistry, since 1984.
A renown sportsman, Dr. Gurel has been the Captain of the Turkish National Team of Water Polo for 110 times, a World Champion of the Camel Trophy and a participant of the Paris-Dakar Rally.

Curriculum Vitae

Diploma in Dental Technology, degree in Medicine and Surgery, and specialization in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics. He has taught at some of the most prominent Italian universities. He has published numerous articles in international journals and is part of the scientific committee of industry journals. Co-author of the books: “Oral Implantology” published by Martina Bologna Editions, “Implant Prosthesis. The restoration of oral homeostasis through single restorations” published by Martina Bologna Editions, and “Morphogenic Tissue Management” published by Quintessenza International. Past-president of the Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry and an active member of some of the most prestigious scientific societies. As a freelancer in Rome, he leads a team of specialists dedicated to resolving particularly complex cases.”

Cristian Coraini
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Linhlan Nguyen completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney in 1996.
She is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (2015), the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics (New York 2016).
She completed the mastership in Laser Dentistry at Laser and Health Academy (2017) and she completed the Master of Science degree in Laser Dentistry, at Catholic University of Rome – Italy (2019- 2020).

Dr. Giorgio Astolfi
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Giorgio Astolfi graduated in Medicine and Surgery and specialized in Internal Medicine at University of Parma (1986).
From 1981 to 1998 worked at Niguarda Hospital of Milan as medical assistant. Since then he worked in private practice focusing on Dermatology and full body Aesthetics.
Speaker at most important national congresses (Agorà, SIES, SIME, ASPEM, IPAM, ICAMP), he is Professor at ICAMP College.

Dr. Ilay Maden
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ilay Maden graduated in Dental Surgery (BDS) and completed his Ph.D. in Periodontology (2003-2009) at the University of Istanbul and received his Master of Science degree for Lasers in Dentistry from Aachen University, Germany (2005-2007). Then he moved to the UK after passing his statutory exams (ORE) to register with the GDC (2016) and co-founding ONCLINIC, which is on London’s prestijious Harley Street.
Dr Maden is a lecturer for Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, Rome, an
adjunct faculty member of the Aachen Dental Laser Centre, Aachen University, Germany, a faculty expert at Laser and Health Academy. He is the country ambassador of International Society of Laser Dentistry for the UK. He has held dozens of theoretical and hands-on courses and lectures on lasers worldwide and has been a speaker in several international congresses in the last decade.
He is also a member of the editorial board for Lasers in Medical Science, the Laser magazine and Journal of Laser and Health Academy.
His work has been published internationally in SCI and non-SCI journals and magazines. Dr. Ilay Maden is a member of International Society of Laser Dentistry, British Medical Laser Association, European Federation of Periodontology, European Academy of Osseointegration, Turkish Dental Association, European Federation of Periodontology, Turkish Periodontology Association and more.
His practice is limited to laser supported periodontology and implantology.

Luigi Cecchinato
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Luigi Cecchinato graduated with honors in dentistry and dental prosthesis at the University of Messina in 1989.
Active member of Italian Endodontic Society (SIE) from 1997 and Italian Academy of Microscope Dentistry (AIOM) until 2019.
IAID Cofounder and member of the Board of Directors.
Author of several articles on endodontic field, he is co-author of one chapter of Atlas of Microscopy in Dentistry (RC libri, 2007), and author of one chapter of the Atlas of Endodontic Anathomy (Tecniche Nuove, 2011). He mantains his private practice in Milan.


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