Susan Parekh qualified with BDS from the University of Edinburgh, and, worked in practice and community before undertaking specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital. In 2004, she was appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute and undertook a part-time PhD in Dental Age Assessment and senior registrar training at the same time. In 2011, she was promoted to Lecturer/Honorary Consultant, and worked part time at the Great Ormond St Hospital for Children. In 2014, she was appointed Programme Director for the blended learning MSc in Paediatric Dentistry, and in 2017, she was promoted to Senior Lecturer. Susan has a special interest in dental anomalies, as well as research into enamel and dentine defects, and is also chair of the national special interest group into Amelogenesis Imperfecta.Susan is passionate about postgraduate education in Paediatric Dentistry, and is a member of the education committees of EAPD & IAPD. journal, European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, is part of this portfolio since 2013.
How do the clinicians approach the problem of fake news?
What’s new? – How to trust the research
Dr. Sverre Klemp is Executive Editor, Medicine Journals, at Springer Nature, one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers. He is currently overseeing the business strategy for a portfolio of more than 60 journals in clinical medicine (including dentistry, surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, and other fields) and is heading a team of editors based in New York, London and Heidelberg (Germany). The Academy’s journal, European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, is part of this portfolio since 2013.
Dr. Klemp joined Springer in 2010 following stints at Thieme and other publishers and has more than 20 years of experience in publishing scientific books and journals.
Dominique Declerck is full professor at KU Leuven (Belgium) where she is responsible for the undergraduate teaching in preventive dentistry, pediatric dentistry and special care dentistry to dental trainees. She coordinates the postgraduate training in Pediatric dentistry and Special dental care. Currently she is head of the Department of Oral Health Sciences at KU Leuven.
Within the University Hospitals Leuven, she provides dental treatment to children, patients with disabilities and medically compromised patients. She has broad experience with the dental follow-up of patients with inherited bleeding disorders and is a member of the Leuven Hemophilia Treatment Center.
Proposed title: Oral health implications of patients with congenitally acquired bleeding disorders and/or anticoagulant medications
Suggested title: Congenital, acquired and/or therapeutically induced hemostatic disorders: implications for oral health and dental treatment delivery
Hemostatic disturbances impact on oral health and dental treatment delivery, both in patients with congenital or acquired disorders and in situations where the defect is medication induced.
The hemostatic disorders can be accompanied by oral symptoms, such as an increased bleeding tendency of the gums. It is important for the pediatric dentist to recognize these signs and symptoms. These patients will need individualized advise for optimal daily oral care and when professional dental care is needed, precautions will be necessary when invasive procedures are undertaken.
This lecture will provide an overview of most relevant hemostatic disturbances occuring in children, including recommendations for the clinical follow-up of these patients.
What is new?
This lecture provides the pediatric dentist a concise overview of most relevant points of attention regarding hemostatic disorders.
What are the learning objectives?
Pediatric dentists will be able to differentiate between different hemostatic disturbances frequently occuring in children with respect to oral symptoms, implications for daily oral health care and precautions needed when undertaking invasive dental treatment.
Sondos is a Professor and Honorary consultant in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Liverpool. She is the Vice Dean for Research and postgraduate studies and the academic lead for Paediatric Dentistry.
Sondos graduated from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 1997 with a BDS and completed her PhD from Queens University Belfast. After completing specialist training, she joined the University of Liverpool in 2008 where she completed her consultant training in Paediatric Dentistry. She was appointed as a senior lecturer and honorary consultant in Paediatric Dentistry in 2011 and promoted to a Professor in November 2018.
Sondos developed the Doctorate programme in paediatric dentistry, the programme follow the UK Specialist training curriculum combining research and clinical training.
Sondos’s research is focused on child centred care. She has research collaborations in Dental Trauma, Stem cell and regeneration and clinical trials. Sondos has published and co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications. She has been a reviewer for a number of Dental Journals and publishers. Sondos is the associate editor of the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry and has been the chair of the British Society of Paediatric dentistry conference abstracts and prizes committee since 2015.
Sondos has been providing CPD courses in Paediatric Dentistry and Dental Trauma, to general practitioners, specialist trainees and consultants for many years. She jointly developed an international course for Endodontics in children attended by consultants and specialists
Sondos is the academic representative on the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Speciality Advisory Board in Paediatric Dentistry, and the intercollegiate body, which advise on Paediatric specialist training (Specialty Advisory Committee. She is a member of the examiners’ board for the tri-collegiate membership examination in Paediatric Dentistry. Sondos has held several external examiner positions for undergraduate, postgraduates and PhD programmes.
Sotiria Gizani obtained her Dental Degree from the University of Thessaloniki and then completed her postgraduate studies at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) where she successfully finished her 6-year training program in Paediatric Dentistry as well as her “Master in Dental Sciences” and her doctorate (PhD). Afterwards she returned to Greece and since then she has been working at the Department of Paediatric Dentistry in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, initially as a lecturer and later as an Assistant Professor. She is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Department at the same University and also the owner of a private practice limited to Paediatric Dentistry.
She has given many lectures in Greece and abroad and she has published 50 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 2 book chapters, one research monograph and numerous abstracts in International and local Congresses. Her scientific work has been cited more than 800 times in Google Scholar and Scopus and has received important international and local awards. In addition, 2 of her projects on the prevention of initial carious lesions in orthodontic patients and oral health in diabetics, received funding through a scholarship in a national competition among all fields of Dentistry. In 2018, she has been elected at the post of Secretary of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD) while she has been a member of the Clinical Affairs Committee of EAPD for the last six years, being actively involved in the scientific program and the organization of the 9th, 10th and 11th EAPD Interim Seminars as well as the 2nd Athena EAPD Master Class. Finally, she is a member of the Organizing Committee of the 15th EAPD Congress in Hamburg, on behalf of EAPD. Her research interests focus mainly on clinical trials regarding prevention and management of caries in young children, oral health care of patients with special needs and vulnerable children as well as communication and behavior management in the dental setting.
Prof. Dr. Katrin Bekes, MME
Medical University of Vienna
School of Dentistry
Head of Department of Paediatric Dentistry
Education and Qualifications
1997 – 2002 Academic studies in Dentistry, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
2002 Final Examination
2003 Doctorate (Dr. med. dent)
2012 Habilitation (Dr. med. dent. habil.)
2012 Venia legend, Private Docent
2013 – 2015: Master of Medical Education (MME)
2003 – 2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
2008 – 2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
2009- 2015 Associate Professor, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Since 04/2015 Professor and Chair, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Since 2008 General Secretary of the German Society for Paediatric Dentistry
Since 2016 Councillor for Austria of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
Scine 2017 Vice President of the Austrian Society for Paediatric Dentistry
Editorial Work, Publications
Focus of Scientific and Clinical Activities
Molar Incisor Hypomineralization
Oral-health related quality of life
Restorative techniques in children (adhesive dentistry, pediatric crowns)
Marlies Elfrink studied dentistry at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. In 2007, she finished the 3-years-master program in paediatric dentistry at ACTA (Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam), the Netherlands. She received her PhD for her research on Hypomineralised Second Primary Molars (HSPM). Nowadays she works in her general dental practice Mondzorgcentrum Nijverdal (The Netherlands) and participates in the Paediatric REsearch Project (PREP). She regularly writes articles on her research projects and she presents it at national and international conferences.
Management of HSPM
What is new?
New research on the enamel of HSPM gives starting points for the management of HSPM-molars. Cases and different treatment solutions will be shown.
– to know the research-background for treatment decisions in HSPM
– to learn how to manage HSPM
Prof. David John Manton BDSc MDSc PhD FRACDS FICD FADI FPFA
Elsdon Storey Chair of Child Dental Health
Chair, Postgraduate Research and Education Committee
Head, Growth and Development Section
Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne.
David has spent more than 30 years in private practice and academia and is currently the Elsdon Storey Chair of Child Dental Health and a visiting consultant at RCH. He is involved in several collaborative and postgraduate research projects in both paediatric dentistry and orthodontics. Graduated BDSc (Melb) in 1984 and worked in general practice until 1991 when he undertook an MDSc in Paediatric Dentistry. He was dental advisor to the Australian Federal Government from 1994 – 1996 and won the KG Sutherland Prize of the RACDS in 2007. He is on the editorial boards of the European Archives on Paediatric Dentistry and the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, and the advisory panel (board) of the European Caries Research Association (ORCA).
Over the past 15 years David has spoken throughout Australia, Asia and Europe and has wide ranging experience in laboratory and clinical trials of CPP-ACP, Minimum Intervention Dentistry, the definition, detection, and treatment of carious lesions, developmental defects of enamel and the use of calcium silicates in endodontics. He has published more than 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has been cited more than 3000 times since 2014.
Developmental defects of enamel (DDE) are a prevalent condition affecting both the primary and permanent dentitions – and one of the most prevalent is MIH. A mean prevalence of around 15% has been reported for MIH, with around one third of affected teeth being affected severely. MIH affected teeth can be sensitive, suffer from post-eruptive breakdown (PEB) and have poor restorative outcomes. Therefore, repair or remineralisation of the hypomineralised lesion has the potential to ameliorate these problems. However, when trying to preserve enamel integrity, several issues can influence mineral gain of affected enamel, such as individual caries risk and compliance, lesion surface layer thickness, increased protein content and rapid PEB. Due to the high prevalence of MIH worldwide and its influence on caries risk and treatment burden, MIH presents a challenge to oral health care systems; so minimisation of treatment burden is imperative.
To understand the possibility of remineralising hypomineralised enamel
To understand the limiting factors for remineralising hypomineralised enamel
To understand the methods that may improve remineralisation potential
Dr. Gabriel Krastl received his degree in dentistry from the University of Tübingen, Germany in 1998 and has been a staff member and research associate until 2005. From 2005 to 2014 he was a senior research associate at the Clinic of Periodontology, Endodontology and Cariology in Basel, Switzerland. 2006 he co-founded the interdisciplinary Center of Dental Traumatology at the Basel University. Since 2014 Gabriel Krastl is Professor and chair of the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Periodontology at the University Hospital of Würzburg, Germany and directs the Center of Dental Traumatology which he founded in 2015.
He published more than 100 papers mostly in the field of endodontology and dental traumatology and serves as a reviewer in several scientific journals.
Qualifications and focus of scientific and clinical activities
2019 Specialist in restorative and preventive dentistry (DGZ), Associate Editor Journal Dental research
2016 Deputy Head of Department
2015 Associate Professor, PhD, MDPH (Manchester)
2013 Assistant Professor Department of Operative and Preventive Dentistry, Charité Berlin,
Before that at University in Kiel, and private practices in UK and Germany.
Research Focus on Cariology, Preventive and Operative Dentistry, Public Health and Health Services Research
Clinical focus in Restorative and Preventive Dentistry
Caries – a disease of underprivileged people
The lecture will describe how, despite a generally improving dental health in children, a high-risk group remains to carry an overall high burden of caries lesions and caries experience. The lecture will discuss the causes underlying the unequal distribution of caries lesions and caries experience between populations, but also globally, and will provide possible ways to address this inequality.
(1) To understand causes of health inequality.
(2) To identify gradients in dental health and associated factors.
(3) To demonstrate strategies in tackling health and, specifically, dental health inequalities.
Education and Qualifications
2001 Post Doctoral Wits University – Johannesburgh/South Africa
1999 PhD in Paediatric Dentistry – University of Sao Paulo/Brazil and Univerity College London/ England
1996 MSc in Paediatric Dentistry – University of Sao Paulo/Brazil
Since 2010 Professor of Paediatric Dentistry – University of Sao Paulo/Brazil
2005 Associated Professor in Paediatric Dentistry – University of Sao Paulo/Brazil
Focus of Scientific and Clinical Activities
Dr. Bönecker has been conducting research in the field of Paediatric Dentistry for the past 20 years. He has published more than 90 scholarly articles in professional peer-reviewed journals with international circulation, wrote 68 chapters in books and edited 19 books in Paediatric Dentistry. Dr. Bönecker was Editor of the Brazilian Dental Journal (2010-2015) Associate Editor of the Brazilian Oral Research (2014-2018) and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal Paediatric Dentistry (2016-2019). He lectures extensively in Latin America and is a board member of the IAPD since 2011.
Global view on undergraduate education
In order to give a global view on undergraduate education in Paediatric dentistry I will use an electronic questionnaire to collect relevant information about education in paediatric dentistry for dental undergraduate students in many different countries all over the world. Based on the collected data, descriptive results will be shown and a view about what should the dentist know about Paediatric Dentistry will be discussed.
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Dr. Christian Kirschneck
Chief Senior Physician, Department of Orthodontics, University Hospital Regensburg
Education and Qualifications
Graduation from the University of Regensburg in both Dentistry and Molecular Medicine with distinction, Ph.D. in both subjects with the rating “summa cum laude”
2017 Specialist in Orthodontics
2017 Habilitation and Venia legendi for Dentistry at the University of Regensburg
2018 Senior Physician, Department of Orthodontics, University Hospital Regensburg (Head: Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Proff)
since 2018 Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal “Annals of Anatomy”
since 2019 Vice President of the Association for Basic Research (AfG) of the German Dental Society (DGZMK)
since 2019 Chief Senior Physician, Department of Orthodontics, University Hospital Regensburg (Head: Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Proff)
Focus of Scientific and Clinical Activities
Biological-molecular basic research on orthodontic tooth movement
Clinical and epidemiological research on various topics
Author of numerous scientific publications and book contributions (inter alia on molar incisor hypomineralisation, relapse/retention and craniomandibular dysfunctions in orthodontic context)
Management of orthodontic relapse and retention
Extraction and space management – the orthodontic solution
Extraction therapy and orthodontic space closure represent a valid treatment approach for molars affected by molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH), which also offers certain advantages over prosthetic-restorative therapy, given favourable factors for orthodontic treatment success and a certain severity of hypomineralization with poor long-term prognosis. The decision to extract MIH-affected first molars, however, should not be made by the paediatric dentist or orthodontist alone, but always in conjunction after comprehensive interdisciplinary diagnosis and joint treatment planning, taking into account general, local and secondary factors. Extraction therapy needs to consider not only the MIH pathology itself, but the entire dental and orthodontic status of the patient in question to achieve maximum patient benefit and the individually optimal treatment with minimal adverse effects. For the success of orthodontic extraction therapy in MIH, choosing the optimal time for molar extraction (between 8 and 11.5 years of age), depending on the jaw (upper or lower) as well as the presence or absence of additional dental crowding, is essential. An early referral of children affected by MIH to the orthodontist and an orthodontic examination in the early mixed dentition is recommended to allow for correct timing of orthodontic extraction therapy and space closure in patients, which would benefit from this treatment approach. In this talk the extraction of MIH-affected molars and subsequent orthodontic space closure is discussed as possible treatment option in patients with severe MIH as well as corresponding prerequisites, timing and treatment strategy.
DMD PhD FADM FPFA FICD HonProf
1967 born in Eichstatt, Bavaria, Germany
1992 DMD, University of Erlangen, Germany
2000 PhD, University of Erlangen, Germany
2000-04 Secretary General, German Association of Pediatric Dentistry
2006 Associate Professor, University of Erlangen, Germany
2009 Chairman, Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, University of Marburg
2012-14 President of the German Association of Conservative Dentistry
2012-15 Dean of Marburg Dental School
2015 Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
2016-18 Dean for Student Affairs in Medicine, Biomedical Science, and Dentistry
2016-19 President elect of the German Association for Maxillofacial Sciences
2019 President of the German Association for Dentistry and Oral Medicine
> 400 publications, > 6000 citations, > 900 lectures in 25 countries
Restorative dentistry and biocompatibility – conflict without solution?
There are several appropriate biomaterials for the restoration of carious and non-carious lesions. However, since amalgam was always alleged to be toxic, also alternative materials get more and more in the focus of so-called biological dentistry. Reports of e.g. Bisphenol-A release from resin-based composites, but also release of aluminum and fluoride from glass ionomer cements are alienating many parents today. Aim of this lecture is to estimate a reasonable rationale for choosing dental biomaterials being a balancing act between toxicology and clinical effectiveness.
Diploma and field competence
Master of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, University of Paris 6, France (1990)
PhD on IGF system (Inserm U142 Paris), University of Paris 6, France (1993)
Permanent position at INSERM (CR2) (Inserm U142 Paris) (1995)
Authorization for research direction (HDR), University of Paris 6, France (1998)
Research work on IGF system in cell proliferation and tumorigenesis (1990-2003)
Research work on mRNA decay (cnrs UPR 2167 Gif/Yvette) (2003-2004)
Research on development of mineralized tissues (since 2004)
Group leader on gene – environment relationships and hypomineralyzing pathologies (since 2010)
Director of Research at Inserm (Inserm U1138 Paris) (2016)
Head of the Molecular Oral Pathophysiology Laboratory (since 2018)
Local: Conseil du Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Conseil UFR Science du Vivant Université Paris-
Diderot, Conseil scientifique de l’UFR Odontologie Université Paris-Diderot
National: Membre du groupe de travail sur les perturbateurs endocriniens à l’ANSES (2017-2020),
Membre du groupe de travail sur les agénésies transverses à Santé Publique France (2019), Comité d’interface Inserm-Odontologie (depuis 2008), Conseil d’administration de la Société Française
d’Endocrinologie (2019-2021), Commission scientifique spécialisée n°6 de l’Inserm (2008-2012),
Comité d’évaluation à l’ANR SV1 (2013-2015)
International: Member of the International Association