Keynote Speaker, Day 1
Prof. Dr. John Mew
London School of Facial Orthotropics
16-18 Pampisford Road
London, Great Britain
After qualifying in 1953, John Mew studied Maxilo-facial surgery, before moving to orthodontics in 1965. For many years he remained very much within the establishment becoming president of the Southern Counties Branch of the British Dental Association in 1971.
He was honoured with life membership of the British Dental Association in 1999. His surgical training at East Grinstead gave him the opportunity to study occlusal and TMD problems. He also observed the facial changes that followed the repositioning of its skeletal components; especially the Maxilla.
Noticing that many facial problems appeared to have environmental origins, he became interested in early facial growth and the factors which might influence it. In 1958 he put forward the ‘Tropic Premise’ which suggested that malocclusion was a ‘Postural Deformity’ and that irregular teeth were not necessarily inherited. He became concerned that the mechanics of orthodontic treatment could be harmful to facial growth, and over the subsequent 20 years developed the concept of facial ‘Growth Guidance’ [Orthotropics®] and the ‘Biobloc’ system of treatment. At the time the establishment labelled him a maverick and applied enormous political, legal and financial pressure to prevent him from using many procedures that are now commonplace. He wrote a number of scientific papers and a full length text book about his technique “Biobloc”, and lectured and/or taught in most countries in the world, where he set up many study groups.
Keynote Speaker, Day 2
Dr.Dr.(PhD) Johann Lechner
Clinic for Integrative Dentistry
Dr. Dr.(PhD) Johann Lechner, Dentist and Naturopath. Head of the Clinic for Integrative Dentistry in Munich, Germany since 1980. Member of executive board of DAH (German Association for Research on Disturbance Fields and Regulation) and since 1982 chairman of GZM (International Society for Holistic Dentistry). He has extensive lecture and seminar activities in USA, Europe and China. Dr. Lechner published numerous articles and hitherto nine books in German about Holistic Dentistry and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Lechner’s researches focus on silent inflammation in jawbone and the implication to systemic diseases. Further research suggests a critical attitude towards the use of X-rays as a sole imaging diagnostic tool for chronic inflammatory process in jawbone and for depicting “silent inflammation” in jawbone. 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015 six PubMed indexed scientific papers discussing immune messengers and hyper activated signaling pathways by RANTES/CCL5 in jawbone and systemic interference have been accepted for publication. These studies done by Dr. Lechner are the first ones worldwide and contribute to generate a new field of Maxillo-Mandibular Osteoimmunology.
Title of lecture: “Hyperactivated signaling pathways of chemokine RANTES/CCL5 in osteopathies of jawbone in cancer and autoimmune diseases – Neglected dental cause of systemic diseases?”
Attendants of my lecture will learn.
Clinical features of fatty-degenerative osteolysis in jawbone (FDOJ) samples
Diagnostic problems of FDOJ lesions by x-rays
Characteristics of pathohistological findings in FDOJ
Results of cytokine analysis in FDOJ samples
Hyper activated chemokine RANTES/CCL5 in FDOJ
Fatty tissue and adipocytes – originating RANTES/CCL5
Role of RANTES/CCL5in cancer development
Role of RANTES/CCL5in autoimmune malignancies
Role of RANTES/CCL5 in neurodegenerative diseases
Cleopatra Nacopoulos BSc, DDS, MSc, PhD
Bachelor of Science in Biology, in GANNON University of USA, 1985
Graduated from Dental school of Athens University in 1991
Master degree in Oral Biology 1998
Master degree in Periodontology 1998
Associate faculty member of Athens University until 1998
Certificate Master Degree of SOLA Academy, in Vienna University
Trained on facial aesthetics with the use of fillers and growth factors, in Beverly Hills California, 2007
Diplomate Certificate Degree of ICOI, 2013
PhD from Laboratory for Research of the Musculoskeletal System, School of Medicine, University of
Athens, Greece, 2015
PostDoc research, Laboratory for Research of the Musculoskeletal System, School of Medicine,
University of Athens, Greece, 2015
Medical Aesthetics MSc Queen Mary University London, 2015
Scientific collaborator for the Research of the Musculoskeletal System, School of Medicine, University
Published many scientific papers and her field of interest is GBR with the use of P.R.P., P.R.F. implants
Lectures in many conferences and participates in many hands on courses for implants, growth factors,
facial aesthetics and laser
President of HELSOLA, WAUPS Greece and WAUPS Aesthetica
Representative of Hellenic Dental Association
Private clinics in Athens and Tripolis Greece limited to Periodontics, Microsurgery, Oral Implantology,
Laser and Facial aesthetics.
Anne O. Summers
Department of Microbiology
263 Biological Sciences Building
120 Cedar Street
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2605
Anne O. Summers, BS Chemistry and MS Microbiology, University of Illinois-Urbana; PhD Molecular Biology, Washington University, St. Louis. Anne's group studies metallobiology, focusing on the molecular and cellular effects of toxic metals, especially mercury (Hg). They use bacterial model systems, both pure strains and microbiomes, to dissect the biochemical and genetic bases of Hg intoxication and recovery from it. They have defined the mechanism of the ubiquitous bacterial mercury resistance (mer) locus and its connection to antibiotic multi-resistance. Their most recent work reveals key proteomic and transcriptomic differences between inorganic and organic Hg exposure and informs the design of novel Hg detoxification therapies that can also prevent co-selection for antibiotic resistance genes. Her work has been funded by NIH, NSF, EPA, DOE and several private or industrial sponsors and recognized by an NIH Career Development Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Mary Ingraham Bunting Fellowship (Radcliffe College), and Fellowships in the American Association for the Advancement of Science and in the American Academy of Microbiology. She has served on editorial boards of the Journal of Bacteriology, Applied & Environmental Microbiology, Research in Microbiology (Institut Pasteur), Frontiers in Microbiology and BMC Microbiology and on review panels for several US and international funding agencies.
MELISA Diagnostics, London
Linda Nelson has been the Managing Director of MELISA Diagnostics since 2005. MELISA Diagnostics aims to raise awareness about how metal hypersensitivity can play a key role in the development of disease, and how MELISA testing is an essential tool, which can be used to confirm allergy. Testing can either be used before placing metal implants (in dentistry or surgery) to avoid adverse symptoms developing, or to identify allergy to an existing implant or restoration in patients with local or systemic symptoms. The focus is always on identifying the root cause of disease and not just treating the symptoms.
After witnessing how MELISA testing has helped hundreds of patients recover from chronic illnesses, Linda now encourages and enables research, working with licensed MELISA laboratories to develop new applications for testing and by organising international conferences.
Linda is also the daughter of the late Prof. Vera Stejskal, the inventor of MELISA testing and a world-renowned immunotoxicologist. Vera’s research in the field of metal toxicity and immunology spanned more than 30 years and now forms the basis of today’s business
Lecture: Systemic effects of metal restorations and implants due to hypersensitivity: testing procedure and case studies
Understanding Type IV allergy and its role in inflammatory disease
Identifying which of your patients may benefit from MELISA testing
Identifying common alloys to which patients are exposed through dentistry
Possible treatment options, illustrated diverse through case histories
Linda will be joined by her colleague, Julia Glendinning and by dentist Dr Goran Stojanovic.
Béatrice LEJEUNE, Ind. Pharm.,
Head of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs
Rue François Bruneau, 1
F – 44000 Nantes
Beatrice Lejeune obtained her Pharmacist Degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) in 1997. Next, as a Research Associate at the University of Florida, she worked on cardiac pharmacogenomics before coming back to Belgium where she worked in the pharmaceutical industry. She received her accreditation as Industrial Pharmacist from the Federal Agency For Medicinal and Health Products in 2004, and worked as Qualified Person for several years. She currently is Head of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs and manages a team of about 20 scientists for a pharmaceutical company leader in micro-immunotherapy medicines. She has co-authored several publications in pharmacogenomics, low and ultra-low dose immunotherapy, and has ongoing clinical and research projects in dentistry, inflammatory diseases, virology and neurology.
Dr.’s Young and Wisniewski
IAOMT Past Presidents
While “mercury-free” dentists no longer place amalgam fillings and use available mercury-free alternatives, “mercury-safe” dentists apply special techniques to remove existing amalgam fillings. Based on up-to-date scientific research, the IAOMT has developed rigorous recommendations for removing existing dental mercury amalgam fillings to assist in reducing the potential negative outcomes of mercury exposure to patients, dental professionals, dental students, office staff, and others. The IAOMT’s recommendations are known as the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART).
The IAOMT safe amalgam removal protocol recommendations were most recently updated on December 6, 2016. Also, on July 1, 2016, the IAOMT protocol recommendations were officially renamed as the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART), and a training course for IAOMT dentists to become certified in SMART was initiated.
Utilizing the most up-to-date science and research, the IAOMT has developed extensive safety recommendations for removal of existing dental mercury amalgam fillings, including detailed protective measures that are to be utilized for the procedure. The IAOMT’s innovative recommendations build upon traditional safe amalgam removal techniques such as the use of masks, water irrigation, and high volume suction by supplementing these conventional strategies with a number of additional protective measures, the need for which have only recently been identified in scientific research.
Munro Hall Dentist Clinic
Dr. Graeme Munro-Hall BDS has over 40 years of experience as a general dentist both in the UK and abroad. He was awarded his Fellowship of the IAOMT in 1992 for work on Dental Detoxification. Graeme is President of International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology – Europe and Chairman of the Transition & Training Task Force of the World Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry.
Together with his wife, Dr. Lilian Munro-Hall BDS graduated in 1988 from Lund University, Sweden, one of the leading research universities for state-of-the-art dental materials and techniques.
They developed Hall V-Tox Therapy – a method of removing toxins from the body using intravenous Vitamin C and have lectured worldwide about the benefits of the Hall V-Tox Therapy, Amalgam, Mercury, Fluoride, Root Fillings, Cavitation Infections, Detoxification Methods and Protecting patients and staff. Their book Toxic Dentistry Exposed explores in detail the link between dentistry and chronic disease. They currently run a holistic, metal free dental practice together in rural Bedfordshire, with some residential places, set up to treat the sensitive and ill patient as well the more normal dental patients. The Clinic is as environmentally clean as possible.
OUR PAST SPEAKERS
Prim. Dr. Alfred B Kobal, MD, OMS
Over 40 years of experience with effects of inorganic as well as organic Mercury and other metals on biological systems. Dr. Kobal worked as an occupational medicine specialist at the Idrija Mercury Mine. The bio-monitoring methods he employed saved many mercury miners’ lives and their quality of life worldwide. After retirement he continued his research, focusing on autism and vaccination connection as well as Hg poisoning through Mercury Amalgam fillings. He has published numerous scientific articles, cooperated with institutes and universities at home and abroad, and is still actively researching, with his latest contribution published in January 2017.
The Idrija Mercury Mine (1490-1994) appointed its first physician, Joannes Antonius Scopoli, in 1754. Most of his descriptions of mercurialism are still relevant today. This study highlights Scopoli's observations on the interaction between elemental mercury (Hg degrees ) and alcohol, on the appearance of lung impairment, insomnia, and depressive mood in mercurialism. This presentation is based on Scopoli's experiences presented in his book, De Hydrargyro Idriensi Tentamina (1761), current knowledge, and our own experience acquired through health monitoring of occupational Hg degrees exposure. Some studies have confirmed Scopoli's observation that alcohol enhances mercurialism and his hypothesis that exposure to high Hg degrees concentrations causes serious lung impairment. Neurobiological studies have highlighted the influence of Hg degrees on sleep disorder and depressive mood observed by Scopoli. Although today's knowledge provides new perspectives of Scopoli's work on mercurialism, his work is still very important and can be considered a part of occupational medicine heritage. Dr. Kobal was the last in this long line of physicians, and the most successful one, as he singlehanded, with introduction of Hg bio-monitoring measures and clever rotation of workers shifts, brought the high incapability-to-work cases (mad miners), that were a standard before his time, down to zero.
Dr. Paul Connett, PhD.
Prof. Emeritus, Ret.
Paul Connett is Professor Emeritus in Environmental Chemistry at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. For the past 30 years, Paul has put his scientific knowledge to work by helping (without fee) communities around the world understand the science of controversial issues like incineration and fluoridation. In addition to explaining the dangers of these practices he offers details of the alternatives.
Dr. Connett is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College. From 1983 -2006 he taught chemistry at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY where he specialized in Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology. He has researched the literature on fluoride’s toxicity and the fluoridation debate for 21 years. He helped found the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) see http://www.fluorideACTION.net . He gave an invited presentation in 2003 to the US National Research Council, which published a landmark review of fluoride’s toxicity in 2006. In 2010, with two other authors he published the book, The Case Against Fluoride (Chelsea Green).
1. Interaction of metals with biological systems (chromium, lead).
2. Build-up of dioxins in food chains.
3. Health Risk Assessment.
4. The problems, dangers and alternatives to incineration.
5. Resource management for a sustainable society (Zero Waste).
6. The toxicity of fluoride and the dangers of fluoridation.
Sammy Noumbissi, DDS, MS
Miles of Smiles Implant Dentistry
Practice Limited to Metal Free Dental Implantology
Sammy Noumbissi obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Howard University in Washington DC. He was then selected to attend the prestigious Loma Linda University Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry. There he received three years of formal training in dental implantology which culminated with a certificate in Implant Dentistry and a Master of Science degree in Implant Surgery. He has published abstracts and articles in peer reviewed
dental journals namely the Journal of Dental Research, the Journal of Oral Implantology, the Journal of Implant and Clinical Dentistry and Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research journal. He lectures nationally and internationally across the globe and is the founder of the Ceramic Implant Training course program. His area of research focuses on the bioceramics
and their use as regenerative, implant and restorative materials. He is a member of the editorial board at the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry and a reviewer for the Journal of Oral Implantology. Dr. Noumbissi is the founding president of the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology (www.IAOCI.com ) and practices metal free implantology in Silver Spring, Maryland USA.
Bassano del Grappa
Graduated in Stockholm 1971 and moved to Italy in 1996. He still works more than full-time fighting against the use of amalgam, the use of metals in the mouth and the damage that root canals often cause.
He has been a relator about these things for many years in many countries and, being a member of the IAOMT since the days of Murray Vimy and Sam Ziff.
In 1999 he started to do implants in zirconia, first with the INCERAM by dr. Samy Sandhaus. After a few years, when Ulrich Volz came out with his Zeta-Lock 3, he started with them in 2002 and kept on to 2006 when Bredent made their White SKY one piece implant. In 2008 he started using Zeramex system, of the latter he has implanted more than 500 implants with the rate of success over 94%.
In his lecture he will introduce implant system made of PEEK ( Poly-Eter-Eter-Ketone), a biocompatible plastic, that has no x-ray contrast and so is practically invisible on an X-ray photo.
Ivan Ramsak, MD
Graduate: 1988 Graz University
Dr. Ramsak has obtained the diploma of the Austrian medical board for sports medicine, »Neuraltherapie«, Manual Medicine and Functional Myodiagnostic.
In daily practice dr. Ramsak’s scope of techniques ranges from sports medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, »Neuraltherapie«, manuel medicine, orthomolekulare medicine und functional Myodiagnostic. He is a Diplomat in functional Myodiangnostic since March 2000, he has been giving seminars since 1998 and is leading the educational board of functional Myodiagnostic since 2013. Private office in the capital city Klagenfurt of the province Kaernten in Austria since 1996
What is CMD and temporomandibular joint syndrome (TJS)?
The specialist term craniomandibular dysfunction (CMD), also known as myoarthropathy, is a collective term for a group of clinical symptoms which start in the chewing muscles, the jaw joints and associated structures.
Headache, migraine, tinnitus, pain in the back, shoulders and neck, spinal and joint problems.Are you one of the people who often suffer from these symptoms? The symptoms mentioned are only a few of the problems which can be caused by our teeth or by the jaw joint.
The shoulders, spine and joints and even the knees are often affected. Many patients suffer from teeth grinding and ear noises or from regular migraine attacks.