Information about the speakers
The CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent will open the first virtual International Expert Symposium (IES) and share his thoughts on how we can succeed in shaping the future of dentistry together.
Assoc. Prof. Dr Jean-Pierre Attal
Assoc. Prof. Dr Jean-Pierre Attal studied dental medicine at Paris Descartes University. After completing his master and his PhD on the adhesion mechanisms on dental substrates with his mentor Prof. Michel Degrange, he worked on glass ionomer cements and orthodontic adhesives.
In recent years he has developed very precise protocols for the erosion/infiltration technique and cantilever bridges. Recently, he set up new prognostic and treatment procedures in the context of dental whitening.
He chairs the French Society of Dental Biomaterials (SFBD) and he is currently the director of a research unit (URB2i – EA 4462) focusing on the 3D printing of biomimetic restorations using a gradient of mechanical properties and the biocompatibility of dental biomaterials.
Dr. Attal is senior lecturer for Dental Biomaterials at Paris Descartes University and editor-in-chief of the magazine BioMatériaux Dentaires Cliniques (BMC).
Prof. Dr Irena Sailer
Prof. Dr med. dent., Chair
Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials at the University of Geneva.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, Robert Schattner Center, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (Head: Prof. Dr. M.B. Blatz)
Irena Sailer received her dental education and Dr med. dent. degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Tübingen, Germany in 1997/ 1998. In 2003 Dr Sailer received an Assistant Professorship at the Clinic of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences in Zurich. From 2010 on, she was an Associate Professor at the same clinic. In 2007 Dr Sailer was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, Dental College, New York University, USA. Additionally, since 2009, she holds an Adjunct Associate Professorship at the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, Robert Schattner Center, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, USA.
Since September 2013, she is the Head of the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials at the University of Geneva.
Irena Sailer is a Specialist for Prosthodontics (Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry), and holds a Certificate of focused activities in Dental Implantology (WBA) of the Swiss Society for Dentistry.
She is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry and of the Swiss Leadership Team of the ITI (International Team for Implantology). Furthermore, Irena Sailer serves the Scientific Boards of the European Association of Osseointegration and the Swiss Society of Implantology.
Irena Sailer is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the EAO, an Active Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and an Active Fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics.
Since beginning of 2019, Irena Sailer is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Prosthodontics. She is also the author or co-author of more than 100 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts, 6 book chapters and the monograph “Color in dentistry – a clinical guide to predictable esthetics” together with Dr Stephen Chu, Dr Rade Paravina and Mr Adam Mieleszko (Quintessence publishing). She holds several patents on esthetic coatings of dental/ medical devices and on a digital dental splint.
MDT Vincent Fehmer received his dental lab technology training and degree in Stuttgart, Germany in 2002. From 2002 to 2003, he was a trainee in oral design labs in Great Britain and the US. From 2003 to 2009 he worked in an oral design lab (Die Dentalmanufaktur Mehrhof) in Berlin, Germany. In 2009 he was awarded his MDT degree in Germany. From 2009 to 2014 he was the chief dental technician at the Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Materials Science in Zurich, Switzerland. Since 2015 he has been working as a dental technician at the Clinic for Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, Centre of Dental Medicine of the University of Geneva, Switzerland (head: Prof. Dr Irena Sailer). He runs his own dental laboratory in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Prof. Dr Petra Gierthmühlen
Prof. Dr Petra Gierthmühlen graduated and received her DDS from Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany, in 2001. She was an Assistant Professor (2001–2006) at the Department of Prosthodontics (Chair Prof. Dr Dr h.c. J.R. Strub), University of Freiburg, Germany, and is a board-certified Prosthodontist (2005) of the German Society of Prosthodontics and Dental Materials (DGPro). From 2006 to 2009, she was a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Biomaterials & Biomimetics (Chair Prof. Dr V.P. Thompson), NYU, New York, USA. In 2009, Dr Gierthmühlen was appointed Associate Professor at the Department of Prosthodontics, University of Freiburg, where she accomplished her habilitation in 2011. Since 2016 she is Professor and Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at the Heinrich Heine University in Duesseldorf, Germany.
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