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Francisco is Orthodintis by Unversidad de Buenos Aires-Argentina (1987)
Francisco graduated Dental School at Universidad Central in Quito-Ecuador (1984) and is also a national and international speaker focusing on orthodiontic techniques. lecturing in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, United States of America and Colombia
He has 30 years of experience in of orthodontisand orthopedic teaching actually is full time professor in Universidad Hemisferios in Quito-Ecuador. Focusing also in a private practice dedicated in maxilo facialOrthodontis and orthjopedics.
Languages: Spanish (Native), English (Intemediate), Portuguese (basic)
WORK EXPERIENCE 2015–Present iTOP Lecturer
2011–Present Assistant professor at Dentistry Department at PL Shupyk National Medical academy of postgraduate education
2009–Present Periodontist at a private clinic
2009–Present Lecturer in periodontal and prophylaxis line
EUCATION 2007 Graduated Dentistry Faculty of Bogomolets National Medical University Kyiv (Ukraine)
2007-2011 Postgraduate educational at PL Shupyk National Medical academy of postgraduate education
LANGUAGES Ukrainian, English
Dr. PhD candidate
Dr. PhD candidate
Carlos is a PhD candidate in Clinical Peridontology by Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul-Brasil and a Periodontist by Unviersidad de Buenos Aires-Argentina (2017)
His research focuses in biofilm removal and the effectivity of several elements, mainly toothbrushes.
Carlos graduated Dental School at Universidad San Franisco in Quito-Ecuador (2014) and is also a national and international speaker focusing on periodontal basic therapy and biofilm removal, lecturing in Ecuador, Brazil, Peru and Argentina.
He is also a Professor of Periodontology and Preventive Dentistry at Universidad Hemisferios in Quito-Ecuador. Focusing also in a private practice dedicated exclusively to Periodontology and Oral Implantology.
Languages: Spanish (Native), English (Advanced), Portuguese (Intermediate)
Mário Rui Araújo
Prof. RDH, PhD
Mário Rui Araújo
Prof. RDH, PhD
Mario Rui Araujo, PhD, MPsych, BSc(DH), RDH.
Mario has PhD in Psychology (2021) by the University of Lisbon (Psychology School) and a master degree in Health Psychology (1999).
His research in the area of behaviour change focuses in the use of different technologies to enhance the oral health behaviour of patients.
He is a graduate of the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Lisbon (1990) and earned a bachelor´s degree in Science (Dental Hygiene) from the University of Washington, Seattle (1993). He is also an International speaker in oral health behavior modification and communication skills, having delivered numerous guest lectures in various countries of the world.
He is an Adjunctive Professor and Director of the Dental Hygiene Program at Portalegre Health School. Lives in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal where he also worked as a clinical/behavioral dental hygienist.
One wife, 4 kids, 3 cats and play with Lego as a Lego Serious Play Facilitator.
Javier works in private practice with a focus in prevention, periodontal plastic surgery and implantology. He is a researcher in periodontal surgery and teaches prevention to postgraduate students. He likes to combine the knowledge of different areas and develop a new way to do dental treatments. Since 2010 he has been active as iTOP lecturer.
He has been studying different areas of knowledge for 20 years from business, research, clinical specializations to health management.
Dr. Rojas is invited to do lectures in different Universities and Congresses around the world in topics like periodontal plastic surgery, prevention of oral diseases and implant procedures. He is visiting professor of UNAB and MSc thesis advisor in Public Health of U. Mayor in Chile. He has been involved in the development of Public Health Guidelines in Oral Hygiene with the Chilean Health Ministry.
He trains Brazilian Jiujitsu for 12 years and he likes to do tours in trail E-bikes.
WORK EXPERIENCE Present Owner and president of South texas dental oncology, San Antonio (Texas)
2011–Present Owner and president of DPR advisor l.l.c; San Antonio (Texas)
2008–Present Owner and president of ASh Valley Dental P.A.; San Antonio (Texas)
2004–2008 Owner and president of ash creek dental p.c., Queen Creek (Arizona)
2003–2004 Staff dentist at western dental centers, Mesa (Arizona)
EDUCATION 2003 Dentistry, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland (Oregon)
1977 Bachelor of Science in General Science minor in Biology, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland (Oregon)
Eric Thevissen graduated as a dentist in 1983 and as a specialist in Periodontology and Oral Implants in 1986 at KULeuven (Belgium). He is working as a private periodontist in Hasselt (B) since 1988.
Since 2006 he is a part-time staff member at the Dept. of Periodontology and Oral Implants in UGent (B). Since 2017 he is a part-time lecturer at the UCLL Dental Hygienist Dept at KULeuven (B).
He still is a Reserve Major at the military Hospital in Nederoverheembeek (B).
In 2022 he is following a training program in Forensic Dentistry.
He fulfilled many functions in national professional associations, is member of national and international dental associations, has written 20 national and international publications and is a regular guest speaker.
Hugo R. Lewgoy
DDS, MSc, PhD
Hugo R. Lewgoy
DDS, MSc, PhD
WORK EXPERIENCE 2012–Present Researcher at the Institute of Energy and Nuclear Researches, IPEN/CNEN, Sao Paulo (Brazil)
2016–Present Professor at the specialization in Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry. São Leopoldo Mandic School of Dentistry, SLMANDIC, São Paulo (Brazil)
2005–Present Co-CEO & Partner Curaden Swiss of Brazil iTOP Lecturer
1986–Present Private Practice
1986–2014 Professor in Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials in Dentistry. Degree: graduation and post graduation. Anhanguera University, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Cruzeiro do Sul University, UNICSUL, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Guarulhos University, UnG, Guarulhos, Brazil; and University of Mogi das Cruzes, FOUMC, Mogi das Cruzes (Brazil) Member of the International Team of Implantology, ITI Member of the International Association for Dental Research, IADR
EDUCATION 2001–2003 Ph.D. in Odontology (Restorative Dentistry)School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, FOUSP (Brazil) Major Area: Health SciencesActivities Sectors: People health-care
1999–2001 Master´s in Odontology (Restorative Dentistry)School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, FOUSP (Brazil)
1987–1989 Post graduation in oral and maxillofacial surgery. School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, FMUSP (Brazil) 1989–1991Specialization in Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, FOUSP, São Paulo (Brazil)
1983–1986 Graduation in OdontologyUniversity of Mogi das Cruzes, FOUMC (Brazil)
2016 iTOP Teacher Seminar (Colombia)
2012 iTOP Instructor Seminar (Prague)
2011 iTOP Advanced Seminar (Budapest)
2010 iTOP Basic Seminar (Chile)
LANGUAGES English , Portuguese, Spanish
RDH, Clinical Instructor, Fellow in Implant Dentistry ICOI-ADIA, Treatment Coordinator and Manager at SANTÉ DENTAIRE GLOBALE
In 1989, Gisèle Choquette graduated as a Dental Hygienist. She then attended Montreal University Dental Faculty and obtained her Certificate in 1992.
During 24 years, she practiced as a Dental Hygienist and Treatment Plan Coordinator in a private practice. This clinic was involved with neuromuscular dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, periodontal and implant dentistry.
She pursued her studies by numerous complementary training courses, striving continuously to improve herself. Very concerned about her professional improvement, dental hygiene and continuous medical education became her passion.
During these years, she devoted herself to her profession by exploring various expertises in her field of competences.
From 1995 to 2002, she acted as an Administrator for the Quebec Board of Dental Hygienists.
From 2004 to 2007, she went to the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies where she attended the following trainings: Certificate in Dynamic Team Concepts, Hygiene and Periodontal Concept, K7 analyst, Core II Advanced Adhesive Aesthetic Dentistry.
In 2007, Periowave Dental Technologies Inc. gave her the title of Clinical Senior Instructor. She trained dental teams on laser sterilisation and periodontal therapy PDD up to date. She was then hired in 2008 as a Speaker and Clinician for IDI (International Dental Institute) in Quebec, and is still offering them training courses. Also, since 2008, she has been a consultant, coach and periodontal trainer for Planident.
In 2010, she received from Dr Jiri Sedelmayer (Hambourg University, Germany), the title of iTOP Clinical Instructor from Curaden Swiss (Curaprox), specialized in dental prophylaxis. She attended their Basic, Advanced and Top level courses in Hungaria, Switzerland, Slovenia and Czechoslovakia. She became their Canadian Instructor and Speaker and is still working as such in 2014, training her colleagues. In 2012, she proudly received the title of Curaprox International Trainer.
She became a ICOI member (Auxiliaries of Dental Implant and Practice Management) by attending many congresses in 2002 to 2019, as of today. She has been also a Senior Clinical Trainer for Citagenix in 2010-2011.
In 2012, she got her Fellow title in Implant Dentistry.
2018 iTOP Teacher, Prague (Czech Republic)
2016 iTOP Instructor, Prague (Czech Republic)
2008–2015 Dental Hygienist cooperating with Periodontists
Lectures Lectures for pregnant women and parents at the nationwide congress Conscinous Mother June, 2016, Cracow (Poland)
Lectures for the Dentists at congress of the Polish Dental Society Topic: „Prophylaxis in the prosthetic and aesthetic treatment” February, 2017, Koszalin (Poland) September, 2017, Polańczyk (Poland)
Lectures for the Dentist in the field of the prophylaxis: March, 2017, Cracow (Poland) March, 2017, Brno (Czech Republic) May, 2017, Szczecin (Poland)
Lectures for Dental Assistant and Dental Hygienists at the Central European Dental Congress CEDE 2017 September, 2017, Poznań (Poland)
iTOP workshops for Dental Experts: June, 2018, Cracow, Wroclaw (Poland) April, 2018, Prague (Czech Republic) October, 2017, Warsaw, Wroclaw (Poland) September, 2017, Polańczyk (Poland) April, 2017, Łódź (Poland)
lndividual and group training for Dentists and Dental Hygienists, lectures and educational workshops in the field of oral prophylaxis for pregnant women, parents and children.
2014–Present Teacher of Preventive dentistry, Charles University in Prague
2005–Present Vice Chairman, Czech preventive society
2000–Present iTOP Chief Instuctor
1999–2011 Instructor at practical training of oral cleaning
1998 Foundation member, Czech Preventive Society
1997–2009 Assistant of Dr. J. Sedelmayer in practical courses of conservative dentistry, University of Hamburg (Germany)
1994 Foundation of private dental office and laboratory, Prague (Czech Republic)
1990-1993 Working as a dentist, Public dental clinic, Prague (Czech Republic)
1993 Postgraduate course, State University of Hamburg (Germany)
1992 Postgraduate course, private clinic in Munich (Germany)
1991 Postgraduate course, private clinic in Frankfurt (Germany)
1990 Dentistry, 1.Medical faculty at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)
Czech, English, German
WORK EXPERIENCE 2016–Present Former in dental hygiene for referents in nursing homes, own project in collaboration with AMDG, HUG, Fegems, Agems (Dentists association Geneva, University Hospital Geneva, Federation of nursing homes Geneva, Association of nursing homes Geneva)
2010–Present iTOP Lecturer
2009–Present Dental Hygienist in my own practice
2008–2010 iTOP Instructor
2005–2009Sales in Curaden AG, Kriens (Switzerland)
1987–1993 Teacher and Clinical director Dental Hygienists School Geneva EHDG (Switzerland)
1987–Present Dental hygienist in several dental offices as an employee, present: Dr Rolf Kufus, Zurich (Switzerland)