Professor Sandy

Professor Sandy is Professor in Orthodontics and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol University. Previously he was the Head of Bristol Dental School for 7 years before taking on the Faculty leadership role. He completed his undergraduate training in London (Kings College Hospital, The London Hospital and the Eastman Dental Institute). He was awarded an MRC Training Fellowship then and after completing his PhD, he was MRC funded as a postdoctoral scientist in the Biochemistry Department, University of Cambridge. He was appointed to Bristol University as a Consultant Senior Lecturer in 1991, promoted to a Reader in 1997 and awarded a Personal Chair in 1999. Professor Sandy’s main research interests are in cleft lip and palate and the delivery of cleft care by orthodontists. He has co-authored three books and over 200 peer reviewed publications. His career total grant funding exceeds £5 million.

Professor Sandy is part of the The Lifecourse Epidemiology and Population Oral Health Research programme which is a multi-disciplinary team led by Professor Andy Ness. Within this group, he supported the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded programme (Cleft care UK) where he evaluated the impact of the centralisation of cleft services following the recommendations made by the Clinical Standards Advisory Group (CSAG) in 1998. The study repeated and extended the original CSAG survey by reviewing the treatment and outcomes of around 250 five-year old children born with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate. It also examined the characteristics of cleft teams, and the economic impact of the centralisation of cleft services. Results of this study showed significant changes and improvements in overall cleft care in the UK since centralisation. Professor Sandy is also leading the Scar Free Foundation birth cohort gene backed study known as the Cleft Collective.

Professor Monty Duggal

Prof Duggal obtained his dental degree and MDS in Paediatric Dentistry from India. He then immigrated to the United Kingdom and obtained his FDSRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and his PhD from University of Leeds. He was appointed Professor and Chair of Child Dental Health at Leeds Dental Institute in 1999 where he oversaw a large postgraduate programme in Paediatric Dentistry which has international acclaim. In January 2017 he was appointed as Professor and Head of Paediatric Dentistry in Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore. Currently he is the Vice Dean and Faculty Research Director of the National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore (NUCOHS). He has served in various senior positions, and was President of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry from 2014-2016 and has been on the board of EAPD for last 10 years. Professor Duggal has published over 160 research papers in international journals and is author of “Restorative Techniques in Paediatric Dentistry, which has been published in 7 languages and has sold over 16,000 copies worldwide. He is also a co-author of a textbook on Dental Traumatology and has Co-Edited “Paediatric Dentistry” by Oxford, now in its 5thedition and is the most widely followed textbook in Paediatric dentistry in the world. More recently he authored “Paediatric Dentistry at a Glance”, published by Blackwell Willey. He has administered research grants totaling over seven million pounds and is an internationally recognised researcher and clinician with main research interest is Cariology and Translation Research in Clinical Paediatric Dentistry, including dental traumatology and regenerative endodontics and auto-transplantation. Apart from Paediatric Dentistry his main interest is playing and watching cricket and any time spare from work and family is devoted to this important activity

Dr John Lin

Dr. Lin is a clinical professor in the Department of Orthodontics at Taipei Medical University. He is a past president of the Taiwan Association of Orthodontists and maintains a private orthodontic practice. Dr. Lin has published “Creative Orthodontics, Blending the Damon System and TADs to Manage Difficult Malocclusions” { 1stedition 2007, 2ndedition 2010, 3rdedition 2017} and “Class III Correction Orthodontics” {1st edition 2013}. Dr. Lin has given many lectures over 27 countries including several lectures at the American Association of Orthodontists annual meetings.

Dr. Lin’s special interests includes;-
(1) Differential Diagnosis and Management of Anterior Crossbite (2) Class II treatment with headgear vs. bite jumping appliances (3) Clinical application of self-ligating brackets
(4) Skeletal anchorage by using TADs etc. Dr. Lin will present his lecture at the 26thMAOISCTE on autogenous tooth transplantation together with Dr Nancy Chang.

Dr Jeevanan Jahendran

Dr. Jeevanan Jahendran earned his Master’s in Otorhinolarygology from University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur in 2004. He served as a Lecturer & ENT Specialist at Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia from October 2004 and as a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist from 2007 to 2011. Currently he works as a consultant Otorhinolaryngologist in Pantai Hospital Cheras and Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur. His current focus is in rhinology and sleep disordered breathing. In the academic field, he has published numerous articles and supervised and collaborated in research both with clinical implications as well as in areas of biotechnology and stem cell research. In terms of networking and foreign collaboration; he has conducted meetings and presented in numerous local and international meetings and has a great networking with all the leading ENT doctors within the region and internationally. He is an experienced speaker in the local arena and has conducted many talks and workshops for pharmaceutical companies as part of their continuous medical education commitment. Dr. Jeevanan Jahendran has a maintained good leadership and interpersonal skills and has served in various committees and subcommittees. He is the Past President of the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons and has served as a council member of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia from 2015 to 2016. He was the Organising Chairman for the Inaugural Asean Sleep Congress 2012 and the 18th Asian Research Symposium in Rhinology in Kuala Lumpur in 2016. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons (MSOHNS) Subcommittee on Fee Schedule and Insurance Related Issues. He is currently a member of the Specialty Subcommittee of Otorhinolaryngology under the National Specialist Register.

Prof Ali Darendeliler

Dr Darendeliler is Professor and Chair of Orthodontic, Head of Discipline of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry, at the University of Sydney and Sydney Dental Hospital, Sydney South West Area Health Service. He received his dentistry training from the University of Istanbul and his PhD from the University of Gazi, in Turkey and his first specialist training in orthodontics from the University of Geneva, Switzerland and his second specialist training from the High Education Council, Turkey. During the course of his career he has undertaken duties as a clinical instructor, research and postgraduate coordinator (Maître assistant et de Recherche) at the University of Geneva, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Research Professor at the University of Southern California. He lectured in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. In addition to his research and teaching commitments he also maintains a private specialist orthodontic practice. 

Dr Mithran Goonewardene

Dr Mithran Goonewardene completed his general dental training at The University of Western Australia in 1981 and attended the Forsyth Dental Center/Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, USA from 1984-1987 where he completed his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Medical Science degree. Dr Goonewardene took up a teaching position in Orthodontics at the University Of Western Australia in 1987 and since 1990 has held the position of Head and Graduate Program Director. He has been in part-time specialist private practice in Booragoon and Subiaco for 30 years and during these years has welcomed Dr’s John Stamatis, Mike Razza, Andrew Kalafatas, Robert Hamilton and Roy Goonewardene to the team. Dr Goonewardene visits Sri Lanka regularly as a visiting Consultant in Orthodontics in the Dental Institute, Colombo and participates in part-time private practice in Perth. His is Board Certified by the Australian Orthodontic Board and an Active Member of the Edward H Angle Society of Orthodontists.

Dr Siti Mazlipah Ismail

Dr Siti Mazlipah Ismail graduated from the University of Malaya in 1994, conferred the Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons, England in 2000 and shortly after, decided to serve her alma mater as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya. She is the head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial UMMC and also the clinical coordinator for the University of Malaya Multidisciplinary Cleft Lip and Palate clinic. In 2019, she was elected as the President of the Malaysian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Lecture Title: Update on Alveolar Bone Graft in Cleft Lip & Palate

Alveolar bone graft is an important procedure that establishes arch continuity in a cleft deformity, which facilitates tooth eruption and alignment. Historically it was performed in the first few weeks of life, however this early primary bone grafting was proven worthless and supportive evidence published in the 70s revealed the superiority of secondary bone grafting. From then on, the widely accepted standard timing for alveolar bone graft is in the mixed dentition period, prior to the eruption of canine, around the age of 7-11 years old.

The procedure has evolved a long way from sacrificing the patient’s little finger to packing bone harvested from the iliac crest into the cleft defect. Currently, the gold standard for source of graft is the autogenous cancellous bone from the anterior iliac crest. The rapidly advancing technology in synthetic bone graft has placed it as a potentially good alternative in selected cases.

The influence of earlier cleft lip and palate surgeries on the outcome of alveolar bone graft should be given due consideration. Amongst important factors for success apart from timing and choice of graft is the coordination of planning between the surgeon and orthodontist.

Dr. Nancy Nie-Shiuh Chang D.D.S. M.S

Dr. Nancy Chang is a clinical Associate Professor, Taipei Medical University, School of Dentistry, Taipei, Taiwan whilst maintaining her private practice limited in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, Taipei. She attained her Doctor of Dental Surgery Taipei Medical University
School of Dentistry, Taipei, Taiwan (1980) and then went on to pursue her Masters of Science in Periodontology Certificate in Periodontics & Master of Dental Science from the Northwestern University, School of Dentistry, Chicago, IL, USA (1985-1987). Dr Nancy is a past president of the Taiwan Academy of Periodontology, a Diplomate of both the Taiwan and American Board of Periodontology.

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