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Ana Arias
Dr. Ana Arias is a professor in the Department of Conservative and Prosthetic Dentistry and Director of the Postgraduate program of Endodontology at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) where she received her degree in Dentistry, her Certificate in Endodontics and earnt her PhD in Dentistry.  Along her career, she has also earned a Postgraduate Certificate in Statistics and Study Design for Health Sciences at Autonoma University (Barcelona, Spain); worked as an assistant Professor at the Department of Endodontics at University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (San Francisco) and completed a Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership at University of New England (Biddeford-Maine, USA). She has extensively published in journals with high impact factor in the field of Endodontics.

Christos Boutsioukis 
Dr. Christos Boutsioukis received his DDS degree in 2003 and his postgraduate certificate in Endodontics in 2006 from the University of Thessaloniki in Greece. From 2007-2010 he divided his time between the University of Thessaloniki, the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA) and the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, towards completion of the PhD degree. In 2011 he became postdoctoral researcher in the Physics of Fluids group, University of Twente and in 2013 he joined ACTA where he served as assistant professor of Endodontology until 2022. In 2023 he moved back to Thessaloniki, where he is currently assistant professor in the Department of Endodontology while retaining a guest researcher position at ACTA. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and five book chapters and serves as a referee for several international journals. He is also a member of the ESE Research Committee. His main research interest lies in experimental and computational methods to study the dynamics of root canal irrigation.

Gianluca Plotino
Gianluca Plotino was born in 1978 in Rome, Italy. He graduated in dentistry from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome in 2002. He received the "Hans Genet Award" from the European Society of Endodontology in 2013 and several other research prizes and awards. Dr. Plotino obtained his PhD in 2009 at the Catholic University of Rome, in 2017 he received the certification to be Professor of II level and in 2018 to be Professor of I level in Italy. Gianluca Plotino is a Specialist Member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), active member and President Elect (2025-26) of the Italian Academy of Endodontics (AIE) and active member of several other societies. Dr. Plotino published more that 130 articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals reaching a h-index of 42, 3 textbooks on Endodontics and contributed with numerous chapters in other textbooks. He is Associate Editor of the European Endodontic Journal and part of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Endodontics and several other international journals. Dr. Plotino owns 4 patents and a start-up and he is currently working in his own private practice in Rome, Italy, focused on endodontics and restorative, esthetic and interdisciplinary dentistry.

Hagay Shemesh 
Dr. Hagay Shemesh graduated as a dentist from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1990. In 2000, he completed his post graduate program in Endodontology. 
Subsequently, in 2002, he came to the Netherlands and joined ACTA as a dental lecturer affiliated with the Department of Endodontology. Since 2004, he has been working at a referral practice for dentistry in Amsterdam. In 2009, he earned his PhD with honors from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He has authored numerous scientific articles, book chapters and other professional publications , and is currently serving as an associate professor and acting chair of the Department of Endodontology at the Academic Center of Dentistry in Amsterdam.


Hal Duncan

Professor Hal Duncan is the new President of the ESE and will serve until the end of 2025. He originally received his dental degree from the University of Glasgow and his endodontic speciality training in Guy’s Hospital, King’s College London. For ten years, he worked part-time in specialist referral endodontic practice. He completed his PhD in the University of Birmingham and has been an Academic Consultant in Endodontics in Dublin where he has led endodontic teaching, service delivery and research in Dublin Dental University Hospital (DDUH) for the last 15 years. He has published over 140 international peer-reviewed scientific articles, 50 research abstracts, 18 book chapters as well as editing 3 textbooks. He was the primary author of the recent European Society of Endodontology (ESE) position statement on ‘Management of deep caries and the exposed pulp’ and the lead of the ‘ESE S3-level Guidelines for the Treatment of Endodontic Disease’. He has been the Editor in Chief of the International Endodontic Journal since 2022. In DDUH, he currently maintains a research lab and supervises several clinical and scientifically trained PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in basic and translational pulp biology and endodontics. Within the ESE he is an ex-Chair of the Membership Committee, a Member of the Executive Board and an ex-Irish country representative. He is a past president of the Irish Endodontic Society.

Josette Camilleri 
Josette Camilleri obtained her Bachelor in Dental Surgery and Master of Philosophy in Dental Surgery from the University of Malta. She completed her doctoral degree, supervised by the late Professor Tom Pitt Ford, at Guy’s Hospital, King’s College London. She has worked at the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta and at the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Surgery, University of Malta, Malta. She is currently a Professor in Endodontics and Applied Materials at the School of Dentistry, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Her research interests include endodontic materials such as root-end filling materials and root canal sealers, with particular interest in mineral trioxide aggregate; Portland cement hydration and other cementitious materials used as biomaterials and also in the construction industry. 
Josette has published over 170 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and her work is cited over 15,000 times. Three of her publications on the chemistry of mineral trioxide aggregate have been placed in the top 50 most cited papers in International Endodontic Journal. In 2018, she has been awarded the Louis Grossman prize by the French Endodontic Society and is the first female recipient of this prestigious award. 
She is the Course Director of the MSc Endodontics run at the University for Birmingham and also Director of a material testing company Birmingham Materials Testing Services.


Maciej Zarow
Dr. Maciej Zarow graduated from Semmelweis University in Budapest in 1995. After a three-year training programme he achieved specialisation in operative dentistry in 1999. From 1998 until 2005 he was teaching at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. There, in 2002, he defended his PhD and, in 2005, he achieved specialisation in endodontics. He is also the co-author of more than 80 papers published in Polish and international journals. Dr Zarow is the author of a book called Endo-Prosthodontics: Guidelines for Clinical Practice, published by Quintessence Publishing (2013 in Polish, 2014 in Russian, 2016 in English, 2017 in French and Croatian) and a book called “Veneers” (2020 in Polish, 2022 in English, 2024 Chinese and Spanish). In 2012-2017 he has been editor-in-chief of the Polish language dental magazine Medycyna Praktyczna - Stomatologia, and since 2020 - Polish Edition of Quintessence. A member of the Polish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, board member and v-ce president of European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr Zarow has lectured extensively in Poland and worldwide. Visiting Professor of Uniwersiti in Chieti (Italy) 2015-2016, lecturer of postgraduate master programs at UIC in Barelona (2012-2016), Graduate (2018) and Mentor (2021) of Kois Center. He has run a private dental clinic since 1999 and postgraduate course centre „Dentist”, since 2003, in Krakow, Poland.

Matthias Widbiller
Dr. Matthias Widbiller began his academic career in 2013 after completing his dental studies at the University of Regensburg. He then worked both as a dentist and as a research assistant at the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Periodontology at the University Hospital Regensburg, where he obtained his doctorate in 2015. Matthias Widbiller is a lecturer in conservative dentistry and a certified university teacher. His interest in research and continuing education led him to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), USA, as a postdoctoral fellow from 2017 to 2018. During this time, he joined the renowned research laboratory of Dr. Kenneth M. Hargreaves and Dr. Anibal Diogenes. He worked intensively on tissue engineering of dental pulp, bioactive materials and bioactive proteins of the dentin matrix. As a clinical expert, Dr. Widbiller has particular expertise in dental traumatology, vital pulp therapy and regenerative endodontic procedures. Since 2016, he has coordinated the Centre for Dental Traumatology at the University Hospital of Regensburg, and since 2021, he has been the head of the research department. In 2023, Dr. Widbiller was appointed by the university as full professor of endodontics.

Nastaran Meschi  
Nastaran Meschi was born in Iran and lives since 1989 in Belgium. She attended humanities high school class in science mathematics in Brussels and graduated magna cum laude in 2001. Nastaran became cum laude dentist (University of Brussels) in 2006. In 2012, she graduated magna cum laude as Master of Science in Endodontology (KU Leuven). From 2014 until 2022, while exercising exclusively endodontology in private practices in Brussels and Leuven, she was also a part-time researcher in BIOMAT KU Leuven and an instructor (clinical and research) in endodontology at the Department of Oral Health Sciences (University Hospitals Leuven). In March 2021, she obtained the degree of Doctor in Biomedical Sciences at the KU Leuven (promotor: Prof. Em. Paul Lambrechts). So far, Nastaran has published 20 scientific articles, written 2 book chapters and presented her research at several international meetings. Since 2022 she is a member of the ESE Research Committee. Since 2023, she is a visiting professor at Ghent University (Belgium), next to her clinical work in private practice.


Sebastian Bürklein 
2003: Degree in Dentistry; 
2003–2006: Department of Operative Dentistry, University of Münster, Germany; 
2005: DDS; 
2006–2010: Graduation as a specialist in oral surgery in the Dental Clinic of Bochum, Germany (Head: Prof. Dr. H.-P. Jöhren); 
2009: Certified specialist in Endodontology of the DGET (German Society of Endodontology and Dental Traumatology); 
2010: Specialist in Oral Surgery; 
Since 2011: Deputy Head of the Central Interdisciplinary Outpatient Clinic in the School of Dentistry (Head: Prof. Dr. E. Schäfer), University of Münster, Germany;
2015: associate professor; University of Münster, Germany;
2014-2020: Member of the Board of the German Society of Restorative Dentistry (DGZ); 
Since 2021: Member of the Board of the German Society of Endodontology and Dental Traumatology (DGET); 
Since 2022: Associate Editor - International Endodontic Journal; 

More than 20 years of academic and research experience. Publication of multiple scientific papers in world-leading peer-reviewed journals in the endodontic field. Book contributions in national and international reference books. Numerous lectures in national and international congresses in the field of endodontics.

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Tugba Turk

Dr. Tugba Turk is a Professor in the Department of Endodontology at the Faculty of Dentistry, Ege University in Izmir, and holds a parallel position at Istanbul Kent University, Department of Endodontology in Istanbul, Turkey. She earned her DDs degree and completed her PhD at Ege University. As a full-time faculty member, she is involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate students and supervising PhD students. Additionally, she has given lectures at postgraduate programs at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Dr. Turk has published several articles, received awards for her scientific studies, and presented at national and international conferences. She also serves as an editor and reviewer for several national and international journals. She is a member of The European Society of Endodontology, The Turkish Endodontic Society, and The Society of Stem Cell and Cellular Treatments. Since 2024, she is a member of the clinical practice committee of the European Endodontic Society.

Her primary research interests include regenerative endodontics, dental stem cells, tissue engineering, and vital pulp therapies. Dr. Turk has extensive experience in performing clinical regenerative endodontic therapies with a large number of patients

Xenos Petridis 
Xenos Petridis was born on 9 April 1984 in Athens, Greece. In 2008, he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece. In 2014, he successfully completed the 3-year postgraduate specialty program in Endodontics at the same university. From 2015 to 2022, he lived and worked in Groningen, The Netherlands. In 2020, he successfully defended his doctorate thesis and obtained his Doctorate degree from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Since 2023, he has been appointed Assistant Professor, Department of Endodontics, School of Dentistry, NKUA, Greece. His research focuses on endodontic biofilm disinfection, bacterial modulation of dental pulp stem cell fate, dentin extracellular matrix components and dental pulp tissue engineering. He is also involved in several projects of clinical endodontic interest. He has been the author/co-author in several original scientific papers and book chapters related to endodontics, stem cells and tissue engineering. He maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Athens, Greece. He is member of the American Association of Endodontists, and certified member of the Hellenic Society of Endodontics, Dutch Society of Endodontology, European Society of Endodontology (ESE), and member of the ESE Research Committee.

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