We are pleased to advise the following  Speakers have been secured.


International Speakers


Professor Soren Jepsen

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Søren Jepsen is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology, Operative and Preventive Dentistry at the University of Bonn, Germany. Previously he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Hamburg and later Associate Professor in the Dept. of Conservative Dentistry and Periodontology at the University of Kiel. He received his Dental and his Medical Degree from the University of Hamburg in 1981 and 1986 and a MS in Periodontology from Loma Linda University, California, USA, in 1992. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Prof. Jepsen became elected member of Leopoldina (German National Academy of Sciences) in 2005. Since 2008 he is Speaker of the Clinical Research Unit 208 „Aetiology and Sequelae of Periodontal Diseases” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the University of Bonn. Presently he serves as President on the Board of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). He has lectured and published extensively, has received numerous awards and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and Editorial board member of Clinical Oral Implants Research, the European Journal of Oral Implantology and the Chinese Journal of Dental Research.

Doctor Mario Roccuzzo

Mario Roccuzzo lectures in periodontology at the University of Siena, as well as in the Division of Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Turin, Italy. He is an active member of the Italian Society of Periodontology, an ITI Fellow, and sits on the ITI University Programs Committee. He serves on the editorial board of Clinical Oral Implants Research and the European Journal of  Esthetic Dentistry. He has lectured extensively all over the world and has a private practice limited to periodontology and implantology in Turin. Among other awards, he is the winner of the 2013 Osteology Clinical Research Prize for his work on long-term stability of soft tissues around implants following ridge preservation.


Doctor Jeanie Suvan

photo 2Jeanie attained her Dental Hygiene qualification at the University of Alberta, Canada then furthered her education at the University of Calgary in Applied Science. Following her work in clinical practice and teaching in Canada, she moved to Europe to join the Department of Periodontology at the University of Berne, Switzerland continuing patient care, teaching and research activities.  Over the past 15 years, she has been involved in patient care, teaching and clinical research at UCL Eastman Dental Institute in various areas of periodontology.  During this time she has also completed an MSc Degree from the University of Oxford in Evidence Based Healthcare followed by a PhD in Clinical Dentistry at UCL focused on the association between obesity and periodontitis. She has many years experience as a dental hygienist in posts ranging from general practice, periodontal practice, public health, international teaching, practice consultancy, and research.  She is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Dental Hygiene as well as an editorial board member of additional journals.

Doctor Istvan Urban

Photo_Istvan_UrbanDr Istvan Urban received his DMD degree and subsequently his MD degree from the Semmelweis University School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1992 and 1996. After completing a residency program in oral surgery at St. Istvan Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, Dr. Urban also completed his 2-year internship program at the UCLA School of Dentistry in the section of Periodontics. In 2000 he graduated from the Fellowship Program in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California and was appointed assistant professor in the following year. Dr. Urban teaches implant dentistry in the graduate program at Loma Linda and holds an active license in the state of California. He maintains a private practice in Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Urban has published scientific articles and textbook chapters on bone regeneration and soft tissue reconstructive surgery around dental implants. He is an internationally recognized speaker in the field of implant dentistry.

National Speakers

Dr Jamil Alayan

jamil photoJamil Alayan is a Periodontist with an interest in implant surgery and oral tissue augmentation. He was awarded a scholarship from the International Team of Implantology (ITI) in 2007 to attend the University of Florida (U.S) where he completed a clinical fellowship in implant surgery. He is currently completing his PhD at Griffith University School of Dentistry examining bone grafting in maxillary sinus augmentation, which was recently awarded an NHMRC scholarship. He maintains a specialist private practice in Brisbane city and has been actively involved in teaching and training at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level and is currently an adjunct senior lecturer at Griffith University. Jamil has received an FRACDS in Periodontology and fellowships from the ITI and the International Collage of Dentistry. He has served as the past president of Australian Society of Periodontology (QLD) and past treasurer of the Australian Osseointegration Society (federal). Jamil is a member of numerous scientific & professional organizations.


Dr Mark Bartold

pictureMark Bartold is Professor of Periodontics  and Director of the Colgate Australian Clinical Dental Research Centre, University of Adelaide. He is a past President of the International Academy of Periodontology, the Asian Pacific Society of Periodontology, and Division of Periodontics of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.  He is on the editorial board of 8 international dental journals, Associate Editor of the Journal of Periodontal Research and Editor of the Australian Dental Journal. His research is focused on the use of periodontal stem cells for periodontal regeneration and periodontal/systemic health interrelationships.  Professor Bartold has authored over 250 scientific articles.

Professor Mary Cullinan

Mary 005Mary Cullinan is an Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Sciences at the School of Dentistry, University of Otago, New Zealand and an Industry Fellow in the Department of Medicine at The University of Queensland. She graduated from the University of Sydney and undertook postgraduate training in Periodontics at the University of London, followed by a lectureship in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Hospital, University of London. She spent many years in specialist practice in Brisbane and as a Senior Research Fellow at The University of Queensland.  She has been active in clinical and basic research, has published widely in the international literature and is on the editorial board of several international journals. As director of the Clinical Research Group of the Sir John Walsh Research Institute Mary established the dental practice based research network (PBRN) at the University of Otago and built collaborations with PBRNs internationally.


Dr Robert De Poi

DE POI RobertDr Robert De Poi graduated with a BDSc. from the University of Melbourne in 1984. He registered as a Periodontist after receiving his Master of Science and Certificate in Periodontics from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He was awarded the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Gerald M. Kramer Scholarship for Excellence in 2002. He now maintains specialist practice in Moonee Ponds and is an honorary Fellow of the Melbourne Dental School and involved in teaching in the Graduate Periodontal Program at the University of Melbourne. He has an interest in research through the ADAVB Evident Foundation and is a co-investigator of study on implant complications in private practice.


Dr Fritz Heitz

photoDr Fritz Heitz completed his BDSc (WA) in 1990, and his MDSc in Periodontology (University of Melbourne) in 2000. After a further 3 years postgraduate study at the University of Berne, Switzerland, he received a Diploma in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.

In 2006 a Dr med. dent. was awarded for his thesis on post operative wound care. He has contributed to a number of international courses teaching periodontology and implant dentistry, as well as publishing several research papers in the field. Dr Heitz maintains a Specialist Periodontal Practice in Perth, Western Australia. He has been an ITI Fellow since 2003.

Professor Lisa Heitz-Mayfield

Professor Heitz-Mayfield received a Masters in Periodontology (1996) and Odont Dr (1998) from Lund University, Sweden. She received a scholarship at the Brånemark Osseointegration Centre, Sweden, and was awarded an ITI scholarship at the University of Berne, Switzerland where she became Head of the Oral Microbiology
Research Laboratory, from 1999-2003. Received the André Schroeder Research Prize
in Implant Dentistry. Professor Heitz-Mayfield is active in research in implant dentistry and periodontology and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally. She has more than 48 publications in peer reviewed international journals and is author of the Peri-implant infection chapter of the latest edition of the Jan Lindhe Textbook: Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. Current positions include Adjunct Professor at the International Research Collaborative, The University of Western Australia, Associate Professor at The University of Sydney, and at The University of Hong Kong. Chair of the ITI Research Committee, and member of the ITI Board of Directors. Maintains a specialist periodontal practice in Perth, Western Australia.

Dr Ryan Lee

RyanLee_PortraitRyan graduated with Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Sydney in 2001, majoring in Immunology and Biochemistry. He subsequently completed a Bachelor of Dentistry from the same university in 2005 and then worked in private practices as a general dentist for three years at suburban areas of Sydney. Thereafter, he moved to the UK for his specialist training in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. Ryan completed and was awarded of a Master of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontology) with Distinction and a Certificate in Periodontology by the European Federation of Periodontology in 2011.

Upon his return from London in the early 2012, Ryan has joined the Griffith University of School of Dentistry and Oral Health, taking up a position of lecturer and clinical supervisor in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.

Ryan is currently undertaking a part-time PhD degree at the Griffith University under the direction of Prof Ivanovski, researching the effects of different implant surface characteristics on osseous healing in diabetic conditions. He is also involved in numerous research projects, collaborating with national and international universities. He has published in the peer-reviewed international journals, and lectured nationally. Ryan is a member of the International Team for Implantology, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists, Australian Society of Periodontics, British Society of Periodontology and European Federation of Periodontology.


Dr Rod Marshall


Graduating BDSc (Hons) (UQ) in 1988, and MDSc (Perio) (UQ) in 1992, Rod was appointed senior registrar at Westmead Hospital. In 1995 he was made lecturer in periodontology at UQ and completed his FRACDS (Perio) in 2000. Appointed senior lecturer in 2001, Rod is a fellow of a number of international academies and has lectured across Australia and internationally. He has held executive positions for ASP, ANZAP, RACDS and IADR. In addition to teaching and authoring over 30 papers in the international literature, Rod now maintains a full time specialist practice in Brisbane and is an adjunct associate professor at Griffith University. 


Professor Greg Seymour

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Professor Greg Seymour was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry and Professor of Periodontology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He obtained his BDS (hons) from the University of Sydney in 1971 and an MDSc in Periodontics in 1974. He obtained his PhD in Immunology from the University of London in 1978.

Professor Seymour is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in the UK, a Fellow in the Faculty of Oral Pathology of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the special stream of Periodontics. He has authored over 345 papers and has been the recipient of numerous research prizes including a Distinguished Scientist Award of the IADR in 1997. In 2008 he was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He is currently an Honorary Professor in the Sir John Walsh Research Institute at the University of Otago.


Dr Richard Grant-Thomson

Richard Grant-Thomson graduated as a dentist from the University of Queensland in 1991, and worked as a RAAF Dental Officer for ten years. He obtained Fellowship in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 1998. He was awarded the Australian Periodontology Research Foundation prize for his publication on Periodontal treatment in 2001. He completed his specialist qualification in Periodontics from the University of Queensland in 2002. Richard worked as a visiting specialist for the Department of Defence and as a visiting lecturer for the University of Queensland Dental School Postgraduate Periodontics program. He is also an external examiner for the Griffith University Postgraduate Periodontics program. His professional interests include periodontal regenerative surgery and dental implants. He is an ITI Fellow (International Team for Oral Implantology), speaker for AstraTech and Straumann Dental Implants and a registered specialist in periodontics.


Dr Vijay Tumuluri

PhotoVijay Tumuluri graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995. He subsequently completed a Master of Science Degree, studying cell proliferation in oral cancer. A number of papers have been published in Australian and international journals from this research. In 2003 he completed a Master of Dental Science specialising in periodontics and implant dentistry from the University of Queensland in Brisbane. Vijay is the immediate past president of the Australian Society of Periodontology (Federal Branch) and has held numerous roles including president of the Australian Society of Periodontology (NSW Branch). He teaches postgraduate Dentists at the University of Sydney and is an ITI Speaker. Vijay has given a number of lectures and seminars to students, dentists and specialists, around Australia and NZ. He currently runs a successful private practice based in Sydney.

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Conference Dates: 10-12 March 2016

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