The scientific committee of the congress has set up an interesting programme for both senior and junior doctors, which covers in depth important clinical subjects.
Saeed Asgary a distinguished figure in Endodontics, currently serves as Professor/Head of the Iranian Center for Endodontic Research at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Concurrently, he is Chairman of the Iranian Endodontic Journal. Recognized as the top dental specialist among 2040 faculty members in Iran, Prof. Asgary is also globally distinguished, ranking among the top 2% of science-wide authors. His influential contributions to "Vital Pulp Therapy" research underscore his significant impact. Prof. Asgary has authored over 285 research articles and holds two USPTO patents. His exceptional contributions have earned him 10+ national and international awards, highlighting expertise demonstrated through 150+ invited lectures, hands-on programs, and live patient-treatment courses.
Dr. James Coll
James A Coll, DMD, MS
Dr. James Coll is a Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Maryland Dental School. He was in fulltime private practice of pediatric dentistry for 39 years. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is pulp Section-Editor of Pediatric Dentistry. He has over 20 pulp therapy articles published and written four textbook chapters on pulp therapy. He chairs the AAPD Pulp Therapy Workgroup that wrote the vital and non-vital primary tooth pulp therapy guidelines. That workgroup is finishing a permanent tooth vital pulp systematic review and guideline in conjunction with the American Academy of Endodontists.
Dr. Yasmi O Crystal
Dr. Yasmi O Crystal
Dr. Yasmi Crystal is the founder and senior specialist at Comprehensive Pediatric Dentistry, NJ, Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry and on the medical staff of the Robert Wood Johnson, Rutgers University Hospital.
Dr. Crystal is a Diplomate and an Examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and holds a MSc in Clinical and Translational Research from CTSI, NYU School of Medicine.
She is active in scientific, awards and research groups of AAPD, IAPD and IADR, Editorial Board Member of Pediatric Dentistry and associate editor of IJPD. She has participated in the writing of national guidelines to improve the practice of Pediatric Dentistry, and has published numerous research articles.
As a researcher, educator and with over 30 years’ experience as a private primary care provider, her presentations blend evidence-based recommendations with down to earth approaches for the provision of pediatric dental care in public and private settings.
Ashraf F. Fouad
Ashraf F. Fouad, DDS, MS, FACD, FDS RCSEd
Dr. Fouad obtained his DDS, Certificate of Endodontics and MS at the University of Iowa.
He served on the faculty at University of Connecticut, the University of Maryland, and the University of North Carolina. He is currently Professor and Chair, Department of Endodontics, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Fouad has published over 110 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 25 textbook chapters, and 145 abstracts. He edited and co-authored two textbooks. He is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Board of Endodontics, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics. He received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the IADR
Anne O’Connell is currently the Professor/ Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, at the School of Dental Science and Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Anne is a Board-certified Paediatric Dentist and a Fellow of AAPD, IADT and PFA. She trained in Paediatric Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center, NY and studied Cariology at the University of Rochester. Anne has always been involved in education and training and lectures extensively on infant oral health, traumatic dental injuries and on management of developmental disorders of the dentition. She has contributed to the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry as a Board member and Honorary Editor and currently serves on the Education Committee. Anne also is active within IADT where she is currently Past-president, and also is involved in AAPD as International Consultant on the Scientific Affairs Committee. Her areas of research interest include traumatic oral injuries, dental education, infant oral health, cariology, and developmental defects of the dentition and actively publishes on these topics.
Jonas de Almeida Rodrigues
Jonas de Almeida Rodrigues
Master and PhD in Pediatric Dentistry, Unesp, Brazil
Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, UFRGS, Brazil
Head of the Department of Surgery and Orthopedics, UFRGS, Brazil
BDS(Jordan), ADC (Sydney), MFDS RCSI, GradDipClinDent (Melb), DClinDent(Endo), FRACDS, FRACDS (Endo), JDB (Endo), PhD.
Dr Taha attained her BDS from Jordan. Graduate Diploma, Clinical Doctorate in Endodontics and PhD from the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. She is a Member of the Royal College of Ireland and a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons in both general dentistry and in the special field of Endodontics, and a registered endodontist in Jordan and Australia.
She is former vice dean, director of the dental teaching clinics, director of the postgraduate clinics, and head of department of conservative dentistry at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan. She is also member and former chair of the scientific committee of the Jordanian Board of Endodontics.
Currently she is a professor in endodontics and coordinator of the postgraduate endodontic program at Jordan university of science and technology. Research interests include; calcium silicate-based materials, regenerative endodontics and vital pulp therapy for permanent teeth. She lectured internationally on the topic, and published several randomized clinical trials on vital pulp therapy that were highly referenced in the European and American position statements on VPT. She serves in the editorial board and reviewers’ panel of more than 10 international indexed journals.
Dr. Nitesh Tewari
Dr. Nitesh Tewari
Dr. Nitesh Tewari has been active in Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Traumatology clinical care and research with 121 publications and six test-book contributions. He has lectured in over a hundred events across several states and 16 countries. His works have been awarded by IADT, IAPD, Craniofacial Research Foundation, IADR, Japan Dental Association, IFEA, Royal of Surgeons of Glasgow, and several other associations. He is a fellow of six societies and presently serves as the Director of the International Association of Dental Traumatology, General Secretary of the ISDT, and secretary of the Evidence-based dentistry network of IADR.