Dr. Abdelsalam Elaskary is the founder of the vestibular socket therapy treatment protocol (VST), the owner of the Elaskary & Associates clinic and educational institute located in Alexandria, Egypt, he is currently a visiting lecturer at University of New York NYU, and the President of the Arab Society of Oral Implantology in Cairo. He authored three textbooks in the field of Dental Implantology and Oral Reconstruction, Reconstructive Aesthetic Implant Surgery & Fundamentals of Aesthetic Implant Dentistry and Advances in Esthetic Implant Dentistry; all published by John Wiley and translated into several languages. He also authored numerous articles in the field of implant dentistry.
Dr. Ramón Gómez Meda obtained his Degree in Dentistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1996 with the best marks. As a result, he obtained the Thesis Award of the Autonomous Community of Galicia for Academic Excellence and a Grant from the College of Dentists of Cordoba for the best Academic record among the Spanish Dental Schools – “Master of Occlusion and Temporo-mandibular Dysfunction” (Valencia, 98). Postgraduate training in Orthodontics with Prof. David Suarez Quintanilla at the University of Santiago de Compostela (98-99). He graduated in Periodontics and Implantology (Madrid 99-00) and completed his studies with clinical stays in colleges, hospitals and clinics in Europe and America. He is a past member of the department of Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics and Surgery at the University of Santiago de Compostela. He maintains a private practice in Ponferrada (León) since 2001. He is an active member of several scientific societies: SEPA (Spanish Association for Periodontology and Osseointegration), SEPES (Spanish Association for Dental Prosthetics), SEI (Spanish Implants Association), being a frequent speaker for SEPES in the field of the multidisciplinary rehabilitation. He has published more than 30 articles about hard and soft tissue grafting techniques as well as multidisciplinary treatments. Most recently he has been lecturing very intensively internationally on Periodontics, Implantology and Aesthetic multidisciplinary treatments for universities, study groups, and professional societies. Currently, he is a lecturer for the Continuing Education Committee of the General Dental Spanish Council and visiting lecturer on periodontics and esthetic dentistry in different post-graduate programs.
Dr. Alain Romanos is an Assistant Professor at the postdoctoral program of Periodontology at the Lebanese University and also serves as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, United States. Dr. Romanos received his DMD from the Free University of Brussels, his certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, certificate in Periodontics and Masters in Science from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Dr. Romanos is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology.
He is Director of the Periodontics course at the Dental College and Lounge Dental Educational Center, a continuing educational center in Lebanon and is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontics, the Lebanese Dental Association and the Lebanese Periodontal Society where he occupied a position of General Secretary.
Dr. Romanos loves teaching and lecturing, he gave more than 120 seminars and courses on soft tissue, periodontics & Implant surgery nationally and internationally.
He is the Founder & Director of Lounge Dental Clinic, private practice limited to Periodontics, Esthetics & Implant surgery in Antelias and downtown Beirut.
Paul Swanson qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2000. He completed his MFGDP qualification in 2003 and a Post Graduate Certificate in Conscious sedation in 2004. In 2008, he received the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Advanced Certificate in Bone Grafting. In 2011, he received a Master of Science degree in Implant Dentistry from Queen Mary University of London. Over the last 10 years, the volume and complexity of cases has naturally increased. Paul's clinical practice is now limited to Implant Dentistry. He owns a specialist referral practice in Liverpool and contributes to the multidisciplinary cases done by his team. He mentors dentists at both entry level and advanced implantology and contributes to study clubs in his region. Paul is the co-director of IDEAL - an organisation running dental courses for all members of the dental team.
Dr. Zuhair Saleh Natto is currently an Associate Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia and visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Tufts School of Dental Medicine, USA. He is a Consultant of Periodontology, Implant Dentistry, and Dental Public Health. He is a diplomate of American Board of Periodontology, and International College of Oral Implantology. He completed four master’s programs in business administration, biostatistics, clinical trial, and molecular genetics & microbiology completing his education with his doctorate in epidemiology.
He published more than 65 articles and books and received more than 60 awards from USA, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Algeria and Saudi Arabia. He received awards from American Academy of Periodontology, International College of Oral Implantology, Yankee Dental Congress, AEEDC , World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), American Association of Public Health Dentistry, American Dental Education Association, Northeastern Society of Periodontists, Greater New York Dental Meeting, Harvard University, Tufts University, Loma Linda University, Boston University, Ohio State University, and King Abdulaziz University. He presents workshops, courses, lectures and posters nationally and internationally in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, implant dentistry, and periodontology.
Prof. Khalid AlHamdan is a Periodontist & Dental Implant Consultant. He completed his bachelor’s degree of Dentistry (BDS) with second class honors at King Saud University, College of Dentistry Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1996. He completed his Master of Science in Advanced Specialty Education in Periodontics at University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA in 2002. In that same year he completed his American Board of Periodontology at American Academy of Periodontology, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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