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Dr Krzysztof Chmielewski

Sponsored by Straumann

Dr. Krzysztof Chmielewski, also known as Dr. Kris, is a distinguished figure in the realm of dentistry, particularly in implantology and aesthetic dentistry. With over three decades of experience, Dr. Chmielewski's journey began in 1993 when he embarked on his career as a dentist. Over the years, he has honed his skills and expertise, becoming the owner of the renowned SmileClinic Advanced Implant Center and SmileClinic LAB in Gdansk, Poland.

His professional journey is marked by numerous accolades and achievements. As an ITI Fellow and the Chairman of ITI Poland Section, Dr. Chmielewski is deeply involved in the advancement of dental education and research. His quest for knowledge led him to the prestigious Dr. J. Kois Centre in Seattle, where he furthered his expertise in advanced dental techniques. Additionally, Dr. Chmielewski is a Co-Founder and Past President of the Polish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, showcasing his commitment to excellence in the field.

Dr. Chmielewski's contributions extend beyond his practice. He is a certified instructor in coDiagnostiX®, empowering dental professionals to leverage advanced digital planning and guided surgery techniques. Renowned as an international speaker, Dr. Chmielewski shares his insights and expertise in implantology, bone regeneration, aesthetic treatment, and dental photography worldwide. His impact is also evident in his prolific authorship, with contributions to scientific papers and influential books such as "Guided Surgery" and the ITI Treatment Guide series.

In his lectures, Dr. Chmielewski delves into cutting-edge topics such as digital planning and guided surgery for aesthetic regions and full-arch cases. His presentations offer profound insights into the transformative potential of digital technology in achieving optimal aesthetics and functional outcomes in dental restorations. Moreover, he explores the latest trends and innovations in implantology, highlighting the role of digital dentistry in enhancing patient outcomes and treatment predictability.

Through his expertise, innovation, and unwavering commitment to excellence, Dr. Krzysztof Chmielewski continues to shape the landscape of dentistry, inspiring dental professionals worldwide to strive for mastery and innovation in their practice.

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Dr Ioana Datcu

Sponsored by ZimVie

Dr. Ioana Datcu graduated in 2007 from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). She has private dental practice in Ravenna (ID Dental Clinic), Emilia Romagna, that is dedicated to Fixed Prosthetic Dentistry, Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. She also collaborates with other practice in Implant Surgery. She is a co-author in Italian and scientific publications and a lecturer. She is also Clinical Tutor for Implant Surgery Training Course in Portugal. She has done further implant training in Italy, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), China, Taiwan, focused on Implant Planning, Surgical Procedures, Crestal Sinus Lift Approach, and Guided Implant Surgery Procedure.

Her main domains of expertise are;
Minimally Invasive Implantology and Crestal Sinus Lift Approach, Digital Dentistry and Digital Virtual Planning, Digital Implant Planning and Implant Guided Surgery; Digital Impression Aesthetics Dentistry and Soft Tissue Management, and Periodontal and Prosthetic Complex Rehabilitation.

Over the years, she has attended various courses in her field, such as:

  • One year course in Periodontal Surgery with Doctor Giovanni Zucchelli in 2013.
  • Implant Surgery courses in New York with Doctor Dennis Tarnow and Doctor Stephen Chu.
  • A 3 years course in Implant and Periodontal Dentistry with Doctor Alessandro Agnini.
  • One year course in TMJ Disorders with Doctor Sandro Prati
  • One year course in Orthodontic “Star-up Face” with Prof. Valerio Maccagnola
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Dr Rodrigo Neiva

Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona

Dr. Rodrigo Neiva earned his Certificate and Master's degree in Periodontics from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Dr. Neiva currently serves as the Chair of the Dept. of Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is active in clinical research related to bone and soft tissue augmentation, as well as novel techniques of Implant Therapy. He has published various scientific papers and book chapters and lectures frequently both nationally and internationally, focusing on methods and techniques aimed to improve both periodontal and implant treatment outcomes.

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Ms Tabitha Acret (BOH)

Sponsored by EMS

Tabitha Acret is a dedicated and passionate award-winning Dental Hygienist. She studied a Bachelor of Oral Health at Newcastle University, completed a Graduate Certificate in Public Health and is currently a Clinical Master student at the University of Central London Eastman Campus.

Tabitha has become one of the most sought-after Hygienists and Educators in Australia and internationally with a fast-growing and loyal customer base of patients, dental professionals and media. Tabitha was previously the National Vice-President for the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia and has volunteered in many roles since graduation for the Association. She also has a passion for education with students, working as lecturer at Sydney University as well as a Clinical Educator for implant maintenance and non-surgical periodontal therapy. Currently, she also works two days a week in private practice.

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Graham Blackbeard

Sponsored by Southern Implants

Graham Blackbeard, has a Masters in Science in Engineering. In 1983 and 1984 he was a Rotary Foundation Scholar at the Division of Artificial Organs at the University of Utah. He has developed and manufactured heart valves, artificial hearts, various dental implant products and orthopaedic arthroplasties.

In 1987 he established Southern Implants (Pty) Ltd. This is one of a very few multi-national companies, head quartered in South Africa. After 33 years, this South African manufacturer of Dental Implants has become a significant force in the international market by way of credible clinical data supporting an extensive and innovative product range. He has given presentations at the Academy of Osseointegration and the World Congress of Oral Implantology and the American Academy of Prosthodontics. He has co-authored a number of International Dental Implant Publications.

Approximately 80% of Southern Implants production is exported. It has established subsidiaries in the UK, USA, Australia, Spain and Swede. It has distributors in Russia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Chile, France, Benelux, Greece, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Portugal and New Zealand.

Southern Implants also design and manufactures a leading product range for the largest dental implant company in the world, based in Switzerland.

Southern Implants is one of the first companies to receive MDSAP certification and to take on the new European MDR Certification.

Graham has been a key player in the establishment of related Medical Device firms where he is a Shareholder or Director. These include Southern Medical (Pty) Ltd, Southern ENT (Pty) Ltd and Southern CMF (Pty) Ltd.


Dr Rebecca Ellis (BDS(Distn), DCD(Perio))

Sponsored by EMS

Dr Rebecca Ellis graduated top of her class with BDS (Distinction) from the University of Otago, New Zealand 2011. In 2015 Rebecca moved to Melbourne, Australia to complete a three-year doctoral degree in Periodontology at the University of Melbourne. During her training she was awarded an ITI research grant for preclinical research in implant dentistry. Her research interests include preclinical and clinical research in immediate implant placement and also guided bone regeneration.

Rebecca is a fellow of the ITI, and current Australasian Section Chair.

Rebecca enjoys teaching and presenting both locally and internationally.

Rebecca holds the position of Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, NSW.

Rebecca has worked as a specialist Periodontist in full-time private practice in New Zealand for the last 5 years. She has recently relocated to Sydney and is excited to be a part of the team at Sydney Periodontics and Implant Centre.

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Dr Eugene Foo

Sponsored by Osstem

Dr Eugene Foo graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Honours and later completed a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) from the University of Sydney. Eugene has a particular interest in reconstructive dentistry and dental implants, and is a Fellow by examination of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Dr Eugene Foo worked as a Senior Dental Officer at Westmead Hospital as well as working full-time within an implant-focused referral practice in the Sydney CBD and providing dental implant services at various locations within the Sydney region. Dr Eugene Foo currently works in multi-disciplinary private practice environment in Sydney and has a strong focus on continued education attending post-graduate education both within Australia and abroad such as the University of Bern (Switzerland).

Dr Eugene Foo is a past ADA Councilor and a previous member of the Planning Committee for the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) and continues to be a lecturer and examiner for the university course. Dr Eugene Foo is also the current NSW President and past Federal President of the Australasian Osseointegration Society. Dr Eugene Foo brings his clinical experience of long-term results and focus on patient care outcomes to deliver long-term consistency in a practical manner.

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Dr Salah Huwais (DDS)

Sponsored by Southern Implants

Dr. Huwais is the founder of Osseodensification. Dr. Huwais completed his periodontics and implantology surgical training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Post-Grad Periodontics, and at the University of Pennsylvania, Post-Grad Periodontics. Dr. Huwais lectures nationally and internationally on Osseodensification and biomechanical bone instrumentation as well as periodontal and surgical implantology procedures. He is Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the American Board of Oral Implantology and is the recipient of the AAID Isaih Lew Research Award. Dr. Huwais is the inventor of the Densah® Bur Technology.

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Dr Ki-Tae Koo (DDS, MS, PhD)

Sponsored by MegaGen

Ki-Tae Koo DDS, MS, PhD. received his Dental Degree at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. He then obtained his Master of Science degree in Oral Biology from Temple University, Philadelphia, in 2003. During this time he also received advanced training in Periodontology. In 2007, Professor Koo received his Doctorate in Periodontology from Yonsei University.

He is currently a Professor (tenured) at the School of Dentistry, Seoul National University as well as the former Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs. Additionally, Pf. Koo serves as an adjunct professor at Georgia Regents University, Georgia. He has over 110 publications in peer-reviewed international reference journals and continues to conduct research in areas such as: Extraction socket management in severely compromised sockets, Periodontal wound healing, and clinical treatment of Peri-implantitis.

He served as the editor for the Journal of the Korean Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and is currently working for the Expert Council Member for the Osteology Foundation. He has become an ITI Fellow in 2019 and also leads a research group with interests in dental regeneration, tissue engineering and oral implantology.

Professor Koo has been an international speaker for the Osteology Foundation since 2016 and actively participates in international lectures, courses and programs in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. He has also won the first prize in Clinical Research at the 2019 Osteology International Symposium in Barcelona.