Date of Birth: June, 17th, 1969

1999 (Medical and Dental School of Cologne, Germany)

2001-2002 Invited visiting researcher (University of Turku, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Research, Finland)

2003 Doctorate in Medical Sciences (Ph.D) (Royal University of Groningen, Department of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, The Netherlands)

2007-present Professor at the Clinical Dental Biomaterials (University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, The Netherlands)

2009-present Professor and Head of Dental Materials Unit (University of Zurich, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine, Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Materials Science, Zurich, Switzerland)

She has authored more than 400 scientific and clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals, is a well-sought lecturer, receiver of several international awards and has held numerous continuing education courses in Europe. She serves also for the editorial boards of several scientific journals. Her clinical expertise is on reconstructive dentistry and her scientific work focuses on translational research.

She has Honorary Professorship positions at various universities some of which are São Paolo State University (Brazil), University of Madrid (Spain), University of Florida (USA) and University of Hong Kong (China).

She is EPA-Recognized Specialist in Prosthodontics, Honorary Secretary of the European Prosthodontic Association (EPA), Past-President of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) / Dental Materials Group (DMG), Fellow of Academy of Dental Materials (FADM), Fellow of International College of Dentistry (FICD) and Fellow in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, FDS RCPS (Glasgow).

She is the recipient of the “2018 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award”.

Material Choice in Reconstructive Dentistry: Clinical Concepts and Applications

Advances in material science and technologies introduced new materials to the dental profession during the last few decades. Yet, along with advantages, some of the reconstruction materials presented new challenges to the profession. This lecture will highlight available material options for reconstructive dentistry, compare their clinical survival and introduce clinical concepts and application protocols.