Meet the First Speakers at DAMA 2018
Frank J. Milnar DDS, AACD is a graduate from the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry in 1976. He is an Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Board Examiner for Accreditation. Dr. Milnar maintains a full-time practice in St. Paul, Minnesota emphasizing appearance related dentistry. He has published numerous articles about the direct placement of composites, shade selection and porcelain materials and is on editorial review boards for dental journals. Dr. Milnar is co-founder of the Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has lectured extensively within the U.S. Armed Forces as well as internationally on the subject of direct composite restorations, shade selection and porcelain materials. He has been voted “Top Dentist” and voted into the” Top Dentist Hall of Fame” for the last five years by his peers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine. He has been voted by Dentistry Today as one of the top 100 dentists contributing to dental education. Most recently, Dr. Milnar was nominated to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Continuing Education Advisory Board.View Details >
Dr Stefan Koubi graduated from the Marseille University, School of Dentistry, France, in 1998. From 1998 to 2001, he worked as a clinical assistant at the Hôpital Louis Mourier (Hôpitaux de Paris) in the Department of Stomatology headed by Prof. Poidatz. In addition, he was research assistant at the University of Paris V, School of Dentistry in Montouge. In June 2001, he received the AEA diploma (clinical traineeship) and the DEA diploma (postgraduate study program) at the department headed by Prof. de Lumley of the Hôpital Nord in Marseille, France. He earned a doctorate degree in dental surgery in 2001. In the same year, he became an assistant at the department of Conservative Odontology headed by Prof. Koubi at the University Clinic of Marseille, France. Dr Koubi opened a private dental practice in Marseille in 2002. In 2004, he obtained a university diploma in oral implantology. In April 2004, he was appointed assistant professor at the Department of Conservative Odontology of the Marseille University School of Dentistry. He became Associate Professor in 2008 and earned his PhD in 2011. Moreover, he was awarded the Gold Molar by the students of Marseille University. Moreover, he established a private dental practice in Paris, France, in 2009.
He is the founder of “L'institut de la Facette”, a private training centre established in 2013 which mainly focuses on laminate veneer restorations and the minimally invasive rehabilitation of worn dentitions. Dr Koubi is the author of various national and international publications and reports. He has lectured internationally on the topics of aesthetic dentistry, smile design, wear and erosion.View Details >
She graduated from the University of the East, College of Dentistry in 1979. She passed the Philippine Dental Board Examination on 1979. She passed the licensure examination in Hong Kong dental board on 1982. She completed the UCLA Post Graduate Aesthetic Continuum and Occlusion Course in 2009 and 2011 respectively. She took up the core programme in occlusion in Dawson Academy, Florida, USA, from 2011-2014. She took up the Basic TMD course in Dawson Academy on 2016.
She was the president of the Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (PAED) from 2000-2002. She is one of the core lecturers of Aesthetic 101 programme of PAED. She is the founding member of Philippine Prosthodontic Society. She is presently the Dental Centre Head of Metropolitan Medical Centre located in the Chinatown district of Manila.
Her passion in occlusion has led her to numerous lecturing and workshop engagements in dental professional groups and schools all over the Philippines in the past five years.
She is also actively engaged with Tzu Chi Foundation in dental missions, environmental protection, and other charity activities.
She has been in private practice for more than 35 years focusing on endodontics, aesthetic dentistry, and prosthodontics.
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Dr Ratnakumara is a consultant Orthodontist who is based at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Specialized Children’s Hospital, Peradeniya. He had his dental education from Sri Lanka and went to pursue his M.S( Orthodontics) in Colombo. He obtained his MOrthRCS ( Edinburgh) in 2006 and FDSRCS ( Edinburgh) in 2016. He is also Honorary Superintendent of Police and Consultant Orthodontist to the Sri Lanka Police Hospital.
Being the first appointed government dental surgeon to some of the peripheral hospitals, he was able to initiate and develop them to function smoothly. In addition he has his own well established general practice which served the needy people for last 20 years. He obtained his overseas training in Royal Aberdeen Children hospital and Dundee Dental Hospital in United Kingdom from 2005 to 2006.
He has a vast experience with orthodontic treatment in patients with cleft lip, cleft palate, Orthognathic Surgery & Craniofacial Anomalies. He is currently also the International Dental Advisor to Royal College of Edinburgh( Sri Lanka and South East Asia). Current president of the Sri Lankan Academy of Aesthetic and Cosmetic dentistry and president elect of Sri lankan Orthodontic society.View Details >
Dr. Jerry Lim is a passionate clinician who travels internationally to bring the best that dentistry can offer to his patients.
Dr. Lim has a genuine heart for his patients; he is a firm believer in taking a holistic approach to aesthetic dentistry, focusing on not only restoring the functional capabilities of the patient, but going one step further to enhance and balance the appearance of the patient’s smile and face.
This belief drove his interest in cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry, motivating him to pursue advanced neuromuscular and aesthetic dentistry training at Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dentistry (LVI Global), Occlusion Connections (OC), and Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy (IDEA). The extensive experience and skill afforded to him through years of advanced aesthetic training has helped improve the quality of life for many of his clients.
Dr. Lim is recognized as a leading aesthetic dental practitioner in Singapore and regularly gets invited to share his expertise with the dental community in Singapore and overseas. He is currently adjunct lecturer at his alma mater National University of Singapore, and was past President of the College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore.
Outside of work, Dr. Lim loves spending time with his wife and three children on family trips overseas. He is also an avid fan for Manchester United Football Club.View Details >
Dr. Lim obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Malaya in 2008 and began practicing in Malaysia. She passed her diploma of membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Edinburgh (MFDS RCS) in 2012.
Subsequently, due to her passion in aesthetic dentistry, she pursued her training in the Centre of Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and completed her two-year full-time residency in 2014.
Currently, Dr. Lim is working as a private practitioner in Kuala Lumpur International Dental Centre (KLIDC). She also works as a visiting lecturer in the Faculty of Dentistry, Mahasa University.View Details >
First Exhibitors Confirm Their Participation in DAMA 2018
Meet the first exhibitors participating in DAMA 2018. More exhibitors are soon to follow:
Aesthetic Dentistry Society, Singapore
Launches Dental Aesthetics Meeting in Asia
(DAMA) in September 2018
The Aesthetic Dentistry Society, Singapore (ADSS) will organize the first Dental Aesthetics Meeting in Asia (DAMA) in Singapore from 28 - 29 September 2018. Focusing on advances in the arts and science of aesthetic dentistry, the congress will feature a conference headlined by leading international practitioners and researchers and an exhibition showcasing the latest in advanced materials, equipment and technology.
The first edition of DAMA will be co-hosted with the Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (AAAD) and represents the 6th Biennial Meeting of the ADSS and the 15th Biennial Meeting of AAAD.
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