Nolwenn Lavagen

Nolwenn Lavagen

MD, MSc, MSc, PhD
Maxillo-Facial Surgeon
Department of Maxillofacial Surgery
Amiens University Medical Center

Louis Mercuri

Louis Mercuri

DDS, MS
Clinical Consultant TMJ Concepts, Ventura, CA, USA
Visiting Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery,
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering,
University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. Mercuri is a Cum Laude graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry, Washington, DC. He received his Certification and Master of Science degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center.

Dr. Mercuri is a Life Member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Retired Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the recipient of the 2009 Oral and Maxillofacial Foundation Research Recognition Award, and the 2010 William J. Gies Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In 2011, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of England in the Faculty of Dental Surgery. He is the inaugural recipient of the ASTMJS Louis G. Mercuri Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of TMJ Surgeons.

Dr. Mercuri is presently Visiting Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center Chicago, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois Chicago, President of the UIC Institute of Biomaterials, Tribocorrosion, Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine, and a Clinical Consultant for TMJ Concepts, Ventura California.

Simonetta Meuli

Simonetta Meuli

DDS
Orthodontist

Degree in Dentistry, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy 1994.

Specialization in Orthodontics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy 1998. Bursary, Service of Dentistry, Bambin Gesù Pediatric Hospital, Rome, Italy 1999.

Second degree in Techniques of Architectural Restoration and Urban Redevelopment, University of Rome La Sapienza, Faculty of Architecture Valle Giulia, Rome, Italy 2005, with note publishing for the thesis.

Adjunct Professor, Specialization School of Orthodontics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy 1999, 2020.

Adjunct Professor, Specialization School of Orthodontics, Tor Vergata University Rome, Italy 2020.

Prize for the Best Report: “Age juvenile/adolescent: effects on growth mandibular functional appliances”, XV National Conference SIDO Florence, Italy 1998.

Course in Lingual Orthodontics Dr. Fillion, Paris, France 1999.

Prize for the article: “The craniofacial architectural evolution in unilateral cleft lip and palate subjects: a longitudinal study”, European Federation of Orthodontics (FEO) Sofia, Bulgaria, 2002.

Prize for I classified – poster session of Orthodontics 2 “Adapting types rotational second Petrovic patients Italians”, X National Congress of the Academic Board of Dentistry, Rome, Italy, 2003.

Ordinary Member SIDO, XVII International Congress SIDO Rimini, Italy 2003. Prize Rossana Alessio for the best clinical case in Technical Tweed-Merrifield presented in Session Model Display, XVII International Congress SIDO Rimini, Italy 2003.

The Tweed Course, “Differential diagnosis, directional force systems, edgewise mechanic-therapy”, Tucson Arizona, USA, 2005.

Certification Invisalign, Align Technology, Milan, Italy 2005.

Theoretical and practical Gnathology, Molina and Magnano, AIROP, Rome, Italy 2006.

Certification “Rhinoceros” (three-dimensional design), Prometheus Education Center, Synergia srl. Rome, Italy 2007.

Numerous publications and participations in congresses.

Co-author of the book “The fountain of Acqua Acetosa. The history, the restoration and the new park”, edited by Cardilli and Fagiolo, Silvana Editoriale, Milano 2010.

Speaker and consultant European Invisalign from 2013.

Invisalign Diamond II provider, +1000 cases treatment in Invisalign System.

Zoe Nicolaou

Zoe Nicolaou

DDS
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Η Δρ. Ζωή Νικολάου είναι Στοματικός και Γναθοπροσωπικός Χειρουργός. Εκπαιδεύτηκε στην Στοματική και Γναθοπροσωπική Χειρουργική στο Rabin Medical Center του Πανεπιστημίου του Τελ – Αβίβ στο Ισραήλ. Εργάστηκε ως επιστημονικός συνεργάτης στην Κλινική Στοματικής και Γναθοπροσωπικής Χειρουργικής του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών για δύο χρόνια μετά την αποφοίτηση της από την Οδοντιατρική Σχολή του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών το 1992 και είχε την τιμή να απαγγείλει τον όρκο στην τελετή ορκωμοσίας.
Από το 2000 ασκεί το επάγγελμα του Στοματικού και Γναθοπροσωπικού Χειρουργού στην Λεμεσό με έμφαση στα άτομα με δυσμορφίες προσώπου. Για αυτό το λόγο συνεργάζεται με το Κυπριακό Κέντρο για άτομα με σχιστίες και άλλες κρανιοπροσωπικές ανωμαλίες (MEDICLEFT), στο οποίο, μια ομάδα αφοσιωμένων ιατρών, συνεργάζονται για να εξετάσουν και να θεραπεύσουν ασθενείς με παρόμοια προβλήματα. Ενώ, το πάθος της περιστρέφεται γύρω από το πεδίο της Ορθογναθικής Χειρουργικής.
Το 2014 ίδρυσε την Κυπριακή Εταιρεία Στοματικής και Γναθοπροσωπικής Χειρουργικής και αποτέλεσε η πρώτη πρόεδρος της επιστημονικής εταιρείας. Επιπρόσθετα, από τον Νοέμβριο του 2014 εκλέγηκε Αντιπρόεδρος του Διεθνούς Κολλεγίου Γναθοπροσωπικής Χειρουργικής (ICMFS) και τον Οκτώβριο του 2015 διοργάνωσε στην πατρίδα της, στην πόλη της Λεμεσού το 29ο Παγκόσμιο Συνέδριο Γναθοπροσωπικής Χειρουργικής, ICMFS 2015 με πολύ μεγάλη επιτυχία. www.icmfs2015.com.
Η Δρ. Ζωή Νικολάου υπηρετεί από το 2016 ως αντιπρόσωπος της Κύπρου στον Διεθνή Οργανισμό Στοματικής και Γναθοπροσωπικής Χειρουργικής (IAOMS) καθώς επίσης αποτελεί ενεργό μέλος του Ευρωπαϊκού Οργανισμού Στοματικής και Γναθοπροσωπικής Χειρουργικής (EACMFS).
Η συνεχής εκπαίδευση και κατάρτιση, αποτελεί πυξίδα για την επαγγελματική της πορεία. Αυτή την περίοδο βρίσκεται σε διαδικασία εκπόνησης διδακτορικής διατριβής ενώ παράλληλα προσφέρει τις γνώσεις της σε φοιτητές της ιατρικής σχολής του Πανεπιστημίου Λευκωσίας σε συνεργασία με το Πανεπιστήμιο St. George’s του Λονδίνου ως κλινικός συνεργάτης.
Τέλος, η Δρ. Ζωή Νικολάου βραβεύτηκε με τον τίτλο ¨Γυναίκα Επιχειρηματίας της Χρονιάς 2018¨ στα 12α Κυπριακά βραβεία Γυναικείας Επιχειρηματικότητας μεταξύ άλλων σημαντικών γυναικών της χώρας. Διατηρεί πλούσια φιλανθρωπική δράση, είναι παντρεμένη και έχει τρία υπέροχα παιδιά.

Teresa O

Teresa O

MD, MArch, FACS
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.
Director, New York Facial Paralysis Center, Lenox Hill Hospital.

Teresa O, MD, MArch FACS, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hemangiomas and vascular lesions in all ages. She is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who works closely with Dr. Waner in the medical and surgical management of vascular lesions. Dr. O is also an expert in treating patients with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT). She has dual training in facial nerve paralysis and reanimation and is also Director of the Facial Nerve Center at Lenox Hill Hospital and the New York Facial paralysis Center. Dr. O is dual board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. O matriculated at Cornell University as an architecture student (B.Arch, M.Arch). She later graduated from Boston University Medical School. She completed a residency in Head and Neck Surgery at the New York Eye, and Ear Infirmary and received fellowship training with Dr. Waner in vascular anomalies. After seeing many patients with the devastating sequelae of facial paralysis, Dr. O pursued further training in facial nerve reanimation with Drs. Hadlock and Cheney at the Massachusetts Eye, and Ear Infirmary in Boston.

Currently, she has restricted her practice to patients with vascular anomalies or facial paralysis. She is Director of the Facial Nerve Center at Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospitals and the New York Facial Paralysis Center in New York. Interestingly, Dr. O’s past as a licensed architect informs her approach to 3-D reconstruction.

She is involved in clinical and basic science research and collaborates with labs at Stonybrook University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. O has lectured internationally, and authored or co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and 17 textbook chapters. She has also edited a textbook on Vascular Anomalies of the Head and Neck and one on facial palsy. Dr. O is a member of several major national and international medical associations including The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and The International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA). She serves on several education committes at the AAO-HNS.

Michael Pikos

Michael Pikos

DDS
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Michael A. Pikos – Dr. Pikos is originally from Campbell, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Pikos completed an internship at Miami Valley Hospital and residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Montefiore Hospital.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Pikos is the recipient of the 2006 Aaron Gershkoff Memorial Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the 2015 Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Top Educator. He is also the first recipient of the Carl E. Misch Advanced Dental Implant Studies Education Award (2017).

He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. He is also a Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, Adjunct Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, School of Dentistry, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Pikos is on the Editorial Board of the following journals: Implant Dentistry, Inside Dentistry, the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry.
As an OMS, he is one of the first clinicians to recognize the relevance of Cone Beam CT and interactive CT technology for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning along with its implementation for implant based oral rehabilitation. As a result, Dr. Pikos has made this high technology a cornerstone of both his private practice and Institute.

Dr. Pikos has extensive experience in implant surgery and hard and soft tissue procedures. He also emphasizes interactive CT technology along with foundational principles of prosthetics and biomechanics that dictate the ultimate success of comprehensive implant rehabilitation.

Dr. Pikos is the author of the book “Bone Augmentation in Implant Dentistry” published by Quintessence Publishing. He has lectured extensively on dental implants in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Dr. Pikos is an active member and frequent lecturer for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Periodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Pikos is founder and CEO of the Pikos Institute. Since 1990 he has been teaching advanced bone and soft tissue grafting courses along with full arch immediate reconstruction courses with alumni that now number more than 4300 from all 50 states and 43 countries. Dr. Pikos maintains a private practice which is limited exclusively to implant surgery in Trinity, Florida.

Phillip Pirgousis

Phillip Pirgousis

MD, DDS, FRCS, FACS, FRACS
Associate Professor of Otoralyngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Florida

Phillip Pirgousis, M.D., D.M.D., is a head and neck surgeon who specializes in head and neck oncology and skull base tumor surgery in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He performs microvascular reconstructive surgeries for defects in the head and neck and skull base regions, which treat various deformities and cancers.

Dr. Pirgousis earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, South Australia, where he also earned his Doctor of Medicine. He went on to become chief resident of general surgery and a fellow at institutions in Australia and England and completed his residency in maxillofacial surgery. Afterwards, he completed a reconstructive surgery fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he was chair of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Pirgousis speaks English and Greek, has contributed to numerous medical journals and book chapters, and is a member of multiple societies and associations within his specialty area.

His clinical focus includes:

  • Removal of tumors affecting the head and neck and skull base areas
  • Reconstruction of defects in the head, neck and skull base after tumor removal
  • Functional outcomes after head and neck cancer surgery
  • Minimally invasive robotic surgery for tonsil and base of tongue tumors
  • Thyroid and parathyroid tumors
  • Multidisciplinary management of head and neck sarcomas
  • Skin cancers in the head and neck area, including melanoma
  • Surgical correction of the paralyzed face
  • Zenker’s diverticulum and cancers of the cervical esophagus

Constantinus Politis

Constantinus Politis

MD, DDS, MM, MHA, PhD
Professor & Chairperson Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
OMFS IMPATH research group, Department of Imaging & Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven & Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven

Constantinus Politis is Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeon.

He is currently Full Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Leuven University Hospitals, KULeuven, Belgium. He is an invited Lecturer at the EHSAL in Brussels. He graduated at the Catholic University of Leuven in medicine (MD, summa cum laude), in dentistry (DDS, magna cum laude). He specialized in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Catholic University of Leuven.

Postgraduate training was additionally followed in Arnhem (Stoelinga), Aachen (Koberg), Copenhagen (Pindborg), Göteborg (Bränemark) and San Francisco (Marx). He holds an honorary professorship at the Fourth Medical Military University of Xi’an, China. He also holds a master degree in management (MM) from the Applied Economic Scienes at the University of Hasselt and a master degree in Hospital Management (MHM) from the Catholic University of Leuven.

He became a recognition as medical specialist in management of health care data and is now member of the National Council of Hospital Facilities.

He is Vice-President of the Professional Union of Belgian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is acknowledged trainer of OMFS trainees.

He defended his doctor’s thesis on the subject of complications of orthognathic surgery (PhD). His professional field of interest is in orthognathic and orthodontic surgery and trigeminal nerve dysfunction. Clinical research projects include prevention and repair of iatrogenic trigeminal nerve injury, transplantation of teeth and orthognathic surgery. He recently has been granted membership of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine.

Titles: Full Professor, MD, DDS, MHA, MM, PhD
Speciality: oral and maxillofacial surgery
Website: www.omfsimpath.be and www.iomfcot.be and www.uzleuven.be
Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4772-9897
Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Constantinus_Politis2

Konstantinos Saridakis

Konstantinos Saridakis

MD, DDS, MHBA
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Director of OMFS, MVZ Loerrach

Ο Δρ. Δρ. Σαριδάκης αποφοίτησε απο την Οδοντιατρική Σχολή του Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης και απο την Ιατρική Σχολή του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης.

Κατόπιν εξετάσεων εισήχθη το 2010 στην ειδικότητα της Στοματικής και Γναθοπροσωπικής Χειρουργικής και ασκήθηκε στις Κλινικές του Πανεπιστημιακού Νοσοκομείου Ηρακλείου και του Πανεπιστημιακού Νοσοκομείου Μάιντς, Γερμανία (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz) απο το οποίο απέκτησε τον τίτλο ειδικοτητας. Στο ίδιο Νοσοκομείο εξειδικεύτηκε επι διετίας στην Κρανιοπροσωπική Χειρουργική και Πλαστική Προσώπου.

Απο το 2019 απασχολείται στον ιδιωτικό τομεά, είναι υπεύθυνος του τμήματος ΣΓΠΧ στο Περιφεριακό Νοσοκομείο Λέραχ, Γερμανία (Kreiskrankenhaus Lörrach) και επιστημονικός συνεργάτης του Πανεπιστημιακού Νοσοκομείου Βασιλείας, Ελβετία (Unispital Basel).

Κύριοι τομείς ενασχόλησης: Χειρουργική Ογκολογία, πλαστική χειρουργική, εμφυτευματολογία.

Christos A. Skouteris

Christos A. Skouteris

DDS, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor (ret)
Department of Surgery
Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Michigan-Michigan Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Ο Δρ. Χρήστος Σκουτέρης είναι απόφοιτος της Οδοντιατρικής Σχολής του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών όπου και ολοκλήρωσε την Διδακτορική του Διατριβή στην Παθολογία του Στόματος.

Στις ΗΠΑ ολοκλήρωσε εξαετές πρόγραμμα ειδίκευσης στην Στοματική και Γναθοπροσωπική Χειρουργική στο University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine – Presbyterian University Hospital. Υπηρέτησε ως Teaching Fellow στο University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine και ως Visiting Assistant Professor στο Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Εξελέγη Επίκουρος Καθηγητής της Στοματικής και Γναθοπροσωπικής Χειρουργικής της Ιατρικής Σχολής του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής της Στοματικής και Γναθοπροσωπικής Χειρουργικής της Οδοντιατρική Σχολής Πανεπιστήμιου Αθηνών, Visiting Professor, Medical College of Virginia-VCU στις ΗΠΑ.

Oλοκλήρωσε την ακαδημαϊκή και κλινική του σταδιοδρομία ως Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan και στο University of Michigan Dental School.

Έχει δώσει πολλές ομιλίες και εισηγήσεις σαν προσκεκλημένος ομιλητής στη Ελλάδα και το Εξωτερικό, έχει πολυάριθμες δημοσιεύσεις σε διεθνή και ελληνικά επιστημονικά περιοδικά όπου διατέλεσε και κριτής, έχοντας επίσης συγγράψει βιβλία και κεφαλαία σε άλλα συγραμματα.

Διατέλεσε μέλος Διεθνών και Ελληνικών Επιστημονικών Εταιρειών, είναι Alumnus του Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Alumnus του University of Michigan καθως και Life Member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Κλινικά και ακαδημαϊκά υπηρέτησε ενεργά το πλήρες φάσμα της Στοματικής και Γναθοπροσωπικής Χειρουργικής, με ιδιαίτερο ενδιαφέρον στην ογκολογική και επανορθωτική χειρουργική κεφαλής και τραχήλου, την ορθογναθική χειρουγική, την χειρουργική των σχιστιών, της ΚΓΔ και την ελάχιστα επεμβατική κοσμητική χειρουργική του προσώπου.