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Branson-Maddrell Endowed Professor Chair, West Virginia University Dept of Orthodontics, West Virginia, USA Honorary Senior Lecturer: University of Hong Kong Guest Professorship: Wuhan University School of Stomatology
Dr. Ngan is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is also a member of the Angle East (Eastern Component of the Edward H. Angle Society), the International Association for Dental Research, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Education Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Association for Dental Research. He has published more than 150 original research and clinical papers in refereed journals and 170 abstracts, including contributions to several monographs and textbooks. He focuses on the early treatment of dental and skeletal malocclusions, and his research interest includes growth and development, biology of tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics, orthodontic appliance therapy, oral implantology, orthodontic bonding systems and adult interdisciplinary treatment.
Dr. Won Moon is the Founder/CEO of the Moon Principles Institute (“the MoonLab”) and a Co founder/Chief Innovations Officer of BioTech Innovations. He served as the Thomas R. Bales Endowed Chair in Orthodontics for the orthodontic residency program at UCLA School of Dentistry (2013-2020), and he currently holds two academic positions: Full-Professorship at Ajou University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professorship at the Forsyth Institute. He has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics since 2002. He completed his dental education at Harvard and orthodontic education at UCLA. He studied mathematics prior to dentistry, and his research topics include 3D image analysis utilizing surface mapping functions and Elliptical Fourier’s Descriptors, Genomewide Association Study of Craniofacial Phenotypes, Finite Element Model (FEM) Development and Simulation, Applications of 3D Printing in Orthodontics, Orthopedic Correction, Airway Changes with Orthopedic Corrections, Accelerated Tooth Movement, Micro-implant (MI) Design study, Digital Workflow, and Aligner System Development. His work has been published in various journals, not necessarily limited to orthodontics because of his physical science background, and he is a co-author of six textbooks. He has presented these findings in 42 countries, totaling over 500 presentations. He received multiple research grants during his tenure at UCLA, including the Groundbreaking Research Project Grant Award in 2014. Besides the numerous research and presentation awards over the years, he has received the “Faculty of the Year Award” multiple times at UCLA Orthodontic Program, and he was the recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement and Faculty Dedication/Excellence Award” in 2019. His current focus has been establishing protocols for orthopedic corrections with MI, improving the airway for patients with nasal obstruction, creating virtual patients utilizing image analysis and FEM, and developing a novel Moon Aligner System.
His interest in aligner systems began in 2010 as the aligner systems became popular, but they had countless shortcomings and could not achieve optimal orthodontic results. He has won the Center Award Grant from the American Association of Orthodontic Foundation (AAOF) in 2018 as a Co-PI of the research project, “Standard Characterization of Clear Orthodontic Aligner”, and the goal of the project was to develop protocols that can be used to evaluate the mechanical properties of clear aligners. He was also invited as a keynote speaker for the Congress of the Spanish Society of Aligners (SEDA) and National Congress of Italian Aligner Society (SIALIGN) in 2021. He is currently involved in multiple aligner research projects in collaboration with national and international colleagues. He holds multiple patents, three of which are aligner related, and more patents are on the way.
His interest in mid-facial expansion began in 2004 as micro-implant became available in the USA, and he is responsible for developing Maxillary Skeletal Expander (MSE), a unique micro-implant assisted rapid palatal expander (MARPE). He has been active in advocating non-surgical skeletal expansion in both children and adult patients, especially for those who may suffer from airway restrictions. His presentation in MSE has been widely accepted internationally, and numerous peer-reviewed publications are available.
Orthodontic Graduate Program Director Associate Chair, Graduate Studies UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA College of Health Sciences Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Professor and Chair Division of Regenerative and Reconstructive Sciences School of Dentistry, UCLA
His active biomaterials research program has produced more than 240 peer-reviewed articles, over 30 patents, 21,000 citations, and several start-up companies. He has been continuously funded by the NIH for over 20 years and is principal investigator of a center award funded by the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation to establish objective testing methods to characterize orthodontic aligner materials. Prof. Wu serves on numerous advisory boards for government, academia, and industry, and is a fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics and provides prosthodontics patient care at UCLA faulty practice clinic.
Professor of Department of Orthodontics School of Dentistry, Seoul National University President of Korean Association of Orthodontists
Lysle E Johnston, Jr. Collegiate Endowed Professor of Orthodontics Chair of the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry University of Michigan
Dr. Hatch is certified by the American Board of Orthodontists. She has mentored numerous orthodontic residents on their research, several of whom have won research awards from the American Association of Orthodontists and/or the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation. She has served as a primary organizer and host of the Moyers Symposium on Orthodontics for the past five years. Dr. Hatch’s research interests include basic and translational research in bone biology and the molecular etiology of craniofacial anomalies, as well as the development of biologic mediators and drug delivery systems for control of orthodontic tooth movement and retention. Her research has been funded by the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, foundations, corporations, and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH/NIDCR). She holds a patent on a Tissue Nonspecific Alkaline Phosphatase as a biomedical treatment approach for craniosynostosis.
Professor and Chair Department of Orthodontic Science Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) Graduate School
He studied at TMDU, the University of British Columbia, Canada and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Prof. Ono worked and has been working as an Adjunct/Visiting Professor at 6 domestic and 5 international universities. He also serves as an editorial board member for 12 international peer-reviewed journals. He has published 11 book chapters and 286 scientific articles and has been invited extensively for lecturing nationally and internationally. Prof. Ono is a recipient of IADR/AADR Williams J. Gies Award in 2018, SIDO Anthony Gianelly Award and Honorary Membership of Taiwan Association of Orthodontists in 2020. He was appointed as Chairman of the 9th International Orthodontic Congress (IOC) in 2020, and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO).
Professor of Orthodontics and Research Methodology, the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (UCM) Faculty of Odontology, Madrid, Spain"
She received her Doctorate Degree in Odontology (Dr Odont) at the University of UCM. She is a specialist in Statistics and Experimental Design, having completed a Masters’ Degree at the University Autonoma in Barcelona. Now She is also on the editorial board of the European Journal of Orthodontics. She is currently the PI of the research group “Craniofacial Biology: Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics” (BIOCRAN) officially recognized and funded by the Spanish Government. Her past responsibilities in research involved the participation in two other research groups, one dealing with masticatory muscle physiology and neuromuscular activity in different malocclusions (mainly posterior cross-bites), and the ETEP research group: a multidisciplinary research group in aetiology and therapy of periodontal diseases, that covered topics such as biology of tooth movement, antimicrobial approaches in the treatment of gingivitis, periodontitis and peri-implant infections and bone and soft tissue biology.
Orthodontic Faculty of UCLA Peer Panel Reviewer AJODO
Professor of Orthodontics Dean of the School of Dentistry Chairman of the Postgraduate Orthodontic Program Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine Università degli Studi di Firenze, Director of the Division of Dentistry, University Hospital of Careggi
Chauncey M. F. Egel Endowed Chair Director, Postdoctoral Orthodontic Program Associate Professor University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Department of Orthodontics
Editor-in-Chief, Progress in Orthodontics Adjunct Professor, Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, USA Professor Emeritus Division of Orthodontics School of Dental Medicine UConn Health, USA
Executive Director of IOF Adjunct Professor, Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, USA
Director of Orthodontic and Craniofacial Development Research Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, USA