Organizing Committee
OCM Member
President, Alberta Health Services
Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry , Canada
Biography :

Dr. Rafael Figueiredo is the Provincial Dental Public Health Officer with Alberta Health Services in Edmonton, Alberta as of September 2014. For the last 13 years, he has been working as a Researcher with the Community Dental Health Services Research Unit at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. Further to his research activity and teaching at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, he received a Master of Science Degree, M.Sc. in 2011, and a Dental Public Health Specialty Degree in 2014. He has certification in Dental Public Health with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Figueiredo’s involvement with Dental Public Health and his interest for the vulnerable population started right after his graduation as a dentist. The beginning of his career was dedicated to the provision of dental care to patients with special needs, children and adults. Subsequently, he got involved with dental care with Aboriginal communities in the extreme north of Canada and with oral health prevention to First Nations children in Ontario. More recently he conducted an important research concerning the adult homeless population in Toronto, investigating their oral health status and utilization of hospital emergency departments for dental problems.

Research Interest :

Dental Public Health

OCM Member
Clinical Instructor, School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry , USA
Biography :

John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD, is a 1983 graduate of Northwestern University Dental School. He began his career in the dental profession that same year in Ithaca, N.Y., as an associate dentist, ultimately becoming a solo practitioner. Dr. Comisi successfully operated that way until November 1989, when he was diagnosed with cancer and was unable to practice for six months. During that time, a group of fellow dentists in his area kept his practice viable until he could return to work. Dr. Comisi has been cancer-free since May 1990, and his practice continues to flourish. Dr. Comisi has been involved with the AGD in numerous ways since September 1990. He previously held many positions with the New York State AGD, including president. He has served as a delegate and alternate to the AGD House of Delegates since 1991, and was a member of the AGD Group Benefits Council, chairman of the Internet Task Force—which was responsible for the development and implementation of the AGD website—and chairman of the subsequent AGD Internet Council. He recently received the New York State AGD’s Meritorious Service Award for his “dedication and service to (his) peers and his patients by setting high standards in dentistry.” Dr. Comisi was first elected Region 2 trustee in 2007 and is currently in his second term, which will end in 2013. He is a member of the Budget & Finance Committee and the IT Oversight Task Force, and previously served as board liaison to the former AGD Technology and Web Use Council and the Annual Meetings Council. Dr. Comisi also has served as chair or member of many other AGD Board committees during his tenure, and currently he is an AGD spokesperson. Dr. Comisi is a fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is a member of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, a research group sponsored by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. He is also a member of the American Association for Dental Research, the International Association for Dental Research, and the American Institute of Parliamentarians. Dr. Comisi is a member of The Catapult Group, a consortium of respected and influential key opinion leaders in dentistry, including leading clinicians, researchers, and educators who speak on many cutting-edge techniques and topics making headlines in dentistry. In his role as a key opinion leader, Dr. Comisi investigates the practical applications of current dental products and services available and helps his dental audience gain a better perspective on what works and what needs further improvement in the field of dentistry. During the last 10 years, he has lectured both nationally and internationally and contributed to dental literature in such publications as General Dentistry, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Dental Product Shopper, Dental Economics, Mentor Magazine, Dental Products Report, Oral Health Journal, and Inside Dentistry.

Research Interest :

Restorative Dentistry

OCM Member
Prosystom , Russia
Biography :

In 2004, Dr. Roshchin graduated from the Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry. Doctor prosthodontist, orthodontist dentist. In 2011 he was awarded the academic degree - PhD. Since 2010, he engaged in their own research. Author of 15 patents. In 2013. Director Prosystom. The company is engaged in the development and manufacture of equipment for functional diagnostics, as well as the development of software allowing patients to carry out a comprehensive analysis on the previously obtained axiography data, computed tomography and electromyography. In 2016. this company has developed a new sensor that allows you to record the presence of bruxism patients during sleep.

OCM Member
Professor, Endodontics
Faculty of Technology of Alagoas and Private Practice , Brazil
Biography :

Dr. Samuel Nogueira Lima is a Specialist in Endodontics, Specialist in Orthodontics, Postgraduate in Dental Prothesis and holds a master's degree in Endodontics from São Leopoldo Mandic School of Dentistry in São Paulo - Brazil. He has 16 years of private practice in Endodontics in his private practice, was a Brazilian Air Force Endodontist for 6 years. He works in the public service of Endodontics of the unique service of health of Brazil and is professor of Endodontics in the Faculty Alagona of Technology. He participated in several conferences and endodontic meetings. He was an outstanding student of his postdoctoral program in Endodontics, Founding Partner of Advanced Endodontic Training: Endoninjas.

Research Interest :

Endodontics, Orthodontics

OCM Member
CEO, Esthetic & Conservative Specialist
Smile Care Center , Egypt
Biography :

Mohannad el akabawi has completed his M.Sc. at the age of 30 years from Cairo University, German board in implants, fellowships from Genova univeristy in italy in laser and esthetic dentistry. He is the youngest certified dentist in africa and middle east from pinhole academy in America. He is a member in American academy of implant dentistry. He is the founder and CEO of Smile Care Center in Cairo. He is also the youngest Egyptian international speaker in laser technology.

Research Interest :

Role of laser in dentistry

OCM Member
Vice-Principal, Professor & Head, Department of Periodontology
Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College & Research Centre, Teerthanker Mahaveer University , India
Biography :

Dr. Ranjana Mohan is working as a Vice-Principal, Professor & Head, Postgraduate teacher in the Dept of Periodontology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad in Northern India. She has obtained her Masters degree from the most prestigious Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Bombay University, India in 1983. She has won various National and International awards in the field of Periodontology and has more than 70 publications in reputed journals to her credit. She has developed a keen interest in Minimal Intervention Periodontal procedures following the training of Carl Zeiss Academy at Switzerland for “Microsurgery and Microsuturing” and implementing the techniques in routine clinical practice.

Research Interest :

Periodontology, Esthetics, Gingival Recession, Root Coverage, Microsurgery, Socket Preservation, CBCT, Gingival Diseases, Periodontal Microsurgery

OCM Member
Principal, Professor & Head, Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College & Research Centre, Teerthanker Mahaveer University , India
Biography :

Dr. Mohan Gundappa has completed his MDS from University of Mumbai in 1985 in Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics. Further he has done his Masters in Oral Maxillofacial Radiology from University of London in 2004. Presently, he is the Principal, Professor & Head, and a Post Graduate Teacher in Dept. Of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics of a premier Dental School in India. He has published more than 40 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of reputed journals.

Research Interest :

Conservative Dentistry, Endodontics

OCM Member
Chairman, Board of Directors, President and CEO
Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , USA
Biography :

James L Ratcliff is Chairman and CEO of Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, Scottsdale, AZ, makers of the CloSYS and Dentists’ Choice brands of oral care products. He was a Professor and Senior Scientist at the Center for Higher Education at the Pennsylvania State University (1990-2000), Professor of higher education at the Iowa State University (1979-1989), President of Performance Associates Consultants (1976 to present), Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University (1977-1978) and Assistant Professor, Washington State University (1975-77). He is an author of over two dozen books and over hundred articles and has consulted with universities, research centers and higher education agencies on six continents. He is also a Co-Inventor with Elena Young of a patent application entitled, “Method for prevention and treatment of oral fungal infections”.

Research Interest :

Periodontology, Dental Health & Gum Disease

OCM Member
Senior Lecturer, 1st Faculty of Medicine, pral epidemiology and preventive dentistry
Institute of Dental Medicine, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University , Czech Republic
Research Interest :

Preventive Dentistry, Oral Biology, Dental Carries

OCM Member
Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry
University of Maryland , USA
Biography :

1) 1994-1996: Boston University - Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study; post-doctoral training in Advanced Study in Restorative/Esthetic and Operative Dentistry. 2) Fellow at ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists) 3) 2000 to present time: Faculty Member at Baltimore College of Dental Surgery 4) Trained at Misch International Implant Institute, Detroit, MI 5) First Place Award winner for presentation at International Conference 6) Honorary Alumnus Award for outstanding service in the Dean’s Faculty from University of Maryland Dental School 7) Trained by DOCS (Dental Organization for Oral Conscious Sedation) 8) Nationwide presentation at study clubs and meetings 9) Member of ADA (American Dental Association), District of Columbia Dental Society, Maryland State Dental Association.

Research Interest :

Dental Public Health

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