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Tabitha Acret

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 an MSc 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.

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Dr Kris Chmielewski

Sponsored by Straumann Group

Dentist from 1993
Owner of the: SmileClinic Advanced Implant Center and SmileClinic LAB in Gdansk / Poland
ITI Fellow and ITI Poland Section Chairman
Graduate of Dr. J.Kois Centre in Seattle
Co-Founder and Past President of Polish Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
Straumann Center of Dental Education (CoDE) – one of 30 Worldwide
Master of Science in Oral Implantology (Frankfurt University)
Visiting Lecturer in W.Goethe University in Frankfurt (MOI Program)
DentalXP Expert
Educational Director in www.dentalphotomaster.com
Co-Founder of Dental Print 3D – remote implant planning center for guided surgery www.dentalprint3d.pl
Author and coauthor of the scientific papers.
Author and contributor of the books: “Guided Surgery” (Essence Collection 2019), ITI Treatment Guide 11
(Quintessence 2019), Dental Photography (Quintessence 2016), ITI Treatment Guide 14 (Quintessence 2023),
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Focus & Achievements:
Special interest in Guided Surgery and digital workflows in implantology and esthetic dentistry.
coDiagnostiX® certified Instructor.
The international speaker in the field of implantology and bone regeneration, esthetic treatment, and dental
Freelance photographer and filmmaker. Involved in projects for Discovery Channel.

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Dr Ioana Datcu

Sponsored by ZimVie

Dr. Ioana Datcu, graduated with honors in 2007 in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She practices in her two private clinics ID in Ravenna and Russi (Ra), where she particularly focuses on the disciplines of Implantology, Fixed Prosthodontics, and Periodontology, with special attention to Digital Technologies and Guided Surgery. Developer and creator of new advanced digital protocols, such as the DAGO protocol, for implantology with guided surgery in edentulous patients. National and international speaker, and creator and lecturer of the 2023 Digital Dentistry course "How to Maximize the Potential of Digitalization in Modern Dentistry - All the secrets of my daily protocols". Founding member of SIPRO (Italian Society of Dental Prosthetics and Oral Rehabilitation) and active member of IAED (Italian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry), winner of the 1st IAED Young Challenge Award 2021. Author and co-author of several national and international journals. She is a member of the Digital Dentistry Society, the Italian Academy of Osseointegration (IAO), and Leading Ladies in Dentistry (LLD). She has attended courses by important masters such as Dr. Giovanni Zucchelli, Dr. Dennis Tarnow, Dr. Stephen Chu.


Dr Rebecca Ellis

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 5years. 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-focussed 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 Councillor 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 Preseident 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

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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Professor Koo Ki-Tae

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 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.

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 started his journey as 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.

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Dr Mario Beretta

Sponsored by Geistlich

Mario Beretta DDS, PhD, MSC Degree in Dentistry at the University of Milan. PhD in Implantology at the University of Milan. Post graduated in Oral Surgery at the University of Milan Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry, Dept of Biomedical Surgical and Dental Sciences Author of scientific publications and co-author of books concerning implants, bone augmentation, soft tissues management and digital dentistry. Speaker at National and International congresses.

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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.