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Keynote speakers

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Prof. Seiji Nakamura

Kyushu University, Japan

Prof. Seiji Nakamura is the Dean of Faculty of Dental Science and Graduate School of Dental Science at the School of Dentistry Kyushu University Japan. He is also the Professor & Chairman of the Division of Maxillofacial Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the same institution. Currently, Prof. Nakamura is the President of IADR Japanese division as well as the Asia Pacific region. Furthermore, he is the President of Japanese Stomatological Society (a member society of Japanese Association of Medical Sciences) and Japanese Society of Oral Medicine.

Prof. Nakamura is a well-known expert in the field of oral cancer and oral mucosal lesions with over 200 publications. He has also been working on molecular mechanisms of the development of salivary gland disease including Sjogren's syndrome and IgG4-related disease. Recently he also established Dry Mouth Society in Japan, and also acts as a significant contributor for Japanese Association for Dry mouth and Kyushu Association for Sjogren's syndrome.

A novel disease entity, IgG4-related disease, includes so-called Mikulicz’s disease and Küttner’s tumor: its clinical, pathological, and immunological aspects

IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) has recently been proposed from Japan, as a novel systemic disease entity characterized by elevated levels of serum IgG4 concentration and tumefaction infiltrated with IgG4-positive plasma cells, and includes autoimmune pancreatitis, sclerosing cholangitis, Riedel’s thyroiditis, and so on. So-called Mikuliçz’s disease and Küttner’s tumor have also been recognized as IgG4-RD. At this presentation, I will show you the clinical, pathological, and immunological features, in comparison with Sjögren’s syndrome showing some similar features.

Clinical studies on dental caries in the Southeast Asian Region

Dental caries has been a prevalent dental disease in various population groups in Southeast Asia, especially among young children. This talk will cover the recent clinical studies on dental caries conducted in the Southeast Asian Region, highlighting the findings and achievements. Suggestions for further developments and collaborative work in the management of dental caries will be presented in the talk.

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Prof. Edward Lo

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Edward C.M. Lo is currently Chair Professor of Dental Public Health in the Faculty of Dentistry in the University of Hong Kong. He is a past President of the IADR Southeast Asian Division and that of the Asia-Pacific Region, and a past IADR Treasurer.

His research interest is in oral epidemiology and preventive dentistry. With over 300 papers in international scientific journals, Prof. Lo has published extensively on clinical trials using various topical fluoride agents in the management of dental caries in children and in older adults. With his outstanding contributions to dental research and promotion of oral health, Prof. Lo was awarded the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Geriatric Oral Research in 2016 and also the IADR E.W. Memorial Award in 2021.


Prof. Maurizio S. Tonetti

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Maurizio S. Tonetti is the Chair Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Chairman of the Academic Committee and Honorary Director of the National Clinical Research Center, Director of the Shanghai Perio-Implant Innovation Center and the Chief scientist of the Clinical Research Center of the Ninth People Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. He is also the Executive Director of European Research Group on Periodontology network of clinical research excellence.


Prof. Tonetti is recognized as the leading clinical researcher in Periodontology. His work has been widely cited and featured in the international press and television (H-index=100, >37,000 citations), which also brought him key international prizes and honors. His original research work and vision have contributed to the development of modern evidence-based Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, consensus development conferences, novel disease classification systems and clinical guidelines that have been adopted as official policies in many countries around the world. He has advised governments and international organizations in Europe, Asia and America on oral health policies.

Clinical research and evidence based medicine to inform guidelines and policy for better oral health

Relevant clinical research that can be trusted and is applicable to the specific socio-economic and cultural environment represents the basis to inform decision making for both clinicians and health authorities. Oral health research needs to step up to the formidable challenge provided by the recent United Nations commitments towards oral health as a part of universal health care. Different regions of the world have reached different levels of development in the generation of relevant evidence and translation into clinical guidelines and their adolopment into national policies. This keynote address will offer a view of what has recently been achieved in Europe from one of the key promoters of the process and hopes to start a discussion to contribute to the development of oral health in Asia. It will provide a blueprint for evidence informed decision making to effectively prepare for oral health as part of universal health care.


“Microbiomics: from bench to chairside”

8 December 2021 – 10.15 – 11.45

Oral Session Hall 1


Dr. Yi-Wen Chen

National Taiwan University, Taiwan


Prof. Kimberly Kline

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Dr. Nor Adinar

University of Malaya, Malaysia

"Innovations in material-biology interfaces in dentistry"

9 December 2021 – 10.15 – 11.45

Oral Session Hall 1


Dr. Vinicius Rosa

National University of Singapore, Singapore


Prof. Po-Chun Chang

National Taiwan University, Taiwan


Prof. Melanie Sadono Djamil

Trisakti University, Indonesia

"Oral health and successful ageing:  implications for research & practice"

9 December 2021 – 14.00 – 15.30

Oral Session Hall 1


Prof. Murray Thomson

University of Otago,

New Zealand


Prof. Colman McGrath

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

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Dr. Waranuch Pitiphat

Khon Kaen University,


Young Scientists’ Forum


Dr. Sriram Gopu

National University of Singapore, Singapore 


Dr. Waruna Dissanayaka

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

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Dr. Farinawati Yazid

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

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Dr. Nareudee Limpuangthip

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

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Dr. Pranai  Nakaparksin

Mahidol University, Thailand 


Dr. Huynh Cong Nhat Nam

 University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Dr. Citra 



Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

Pre-Conference Workshop


Prof. May

Chun Mei Wong

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 


Prof. Lijian Jin

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 


Dr. Gloria

Hai Ming Wong

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 


Dr. Rory

Munro Watt

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 


Assoc. Prof. Chaminda Jayampath Seneviratne

SingHealth Duke NUS, Singapore

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