We are bringing the “crème de la crème“ to Kreuzlingen!

JCCI 2023 - Speaker Forum

are world leaders in their field

After the outstanding success of the 1st JOINT CONGRESS for CERAMIC IMPLANTOLOGY, we want to follow up with a new selection of top-class speakers. The trend is clear: ceramic implantology is future-oriented and is gaining more and more support among the researching scientists in dentistry.
And it is precisely these leading voices that we are bringing to Kreuzlingen! We are nine months away from the next JCCI and the list of speakers is already taking shape. You and your organization can still support us in bringing the best speakers to Kreuzlingen.

Some of the speakers at the 1st JCCI 2021: (from left to right) Dr. Judson Wall, Augusto Tralli, Ana Tralli, Dr. Johanna Graf, Dr. Rebekka Hueber, Dr. Dirk Duddeck, Dr. Ulrich Volz, Dr. Dr. Johann Lechner, Dr. Saurabh Gupta, Marco Gadola

Luminaries in their fields

Confirmed speakers for the

Prof. Dr. Klemens Skibicki

Cologne, Germany

Prof. Dr. Klemens Skibicki (born 1972) was Professor of Marketing and Market Research at the Cologne Business School in Cologne, Germany from 2004 to 2019 with a research focus on digital transformation. He received his Master’s degree in Business Administration and Economics, as well as completing a doctorate at the Seminar for Economic and Social History at the University of Cologne. He uses his broad, interdisciplinary experience with his PROFSKI Consulting firm at well-known medium-sized and large companies to guide them through the Digital Structural Transformation at the executive level. From 2013 to June 2018, Skibicki was a member of the advisory board “young digital economy” at the German Federal Ministry of Economics, and since 2015 he has also been a digital ambassador for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia’s Minister of Economics.
Prof. Dr. Etyene Schnurr

Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Etyene Schnurr is responsible for scientific research and clinical studies at SDS SWISS DENTAL SOLUTIONS and in the SWISS BIOHEALTH CLINIC. Her area of expertise is the pathogenesis of the oral microbiome and its relationship to systemic diseases. Clinical research, data analysis, drug development and understanding biofilm-related infections are her main interests. After her postdoctoral research in infectious diseases at the University of California, USA, she worked as a visiting professor at the University of Zurich, Switzerland for 18 months. She holds an MSc and a PhD in Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry, both from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, BRA.
Prof. Dr. Shahram Ghanaati

Frankfurt, Germany

Prof. Shahram Ghanaati is currently Deputy Director and Head Senior Physician at Frankfurt University Hospital, as well as Head of the FORM Lab and Head of the Head and Neck Tumor Center. The president of SBCB holds a triple doctorate in medicine, dentistry and natural sciences (MD, DMD, PhD) from the German universities Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt. Prof. Shahram Ghanaati has given more than 80 lectures at national and international congresses and has given more than 40 courses and workshops on GTR & GBR in implant dentistry as well as regenerative concepts and blood concentrates.

Homa H. Zadeh, DDS, PhD
Woodland Hills, CA USA
Prof. Dr. Zadeh is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He received his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Southern California (USC) Ostrow School of Dentistry. He has also completed advanced clinical education in Periodontology and earned a PhD degree in immunology from the University of Connecticut, Schools of dental medicine and medicine. He has served as tenured associate professor, Director of the post-doctoral periodontology at USC Ostrow School of Dentistry. Dr. Zadeh is internationally recognized for his clinical and scientific expertise. He also served as the president of the Western Society of Periodontology in 2017. Dr. Zadeh directs the VISTA Institute for Therapeutic Innovations with blended educational pedagogy on a variety of clinically relevant topics. He maintains a private practice limited to periodontology and implant surgery in Southern California.
Prof. Dr. Hugo De Bruyn

Radboud, Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Hugo De Bruyn graduated in Belgium in 1983 and got a PhD from Groningen University in the Netherlands and a master degree in periodontology at Lund University Sweden. He worked in his private referral clinic in Brussels until 2004 when he started as Head of the department Periodontology at the Ghent University. He was research group leader and course director of the specialist training periodontology and oral implantology until 2018. Since 2017 he is acting dean of the department dentistry at the Radboud University Medical Center. He is board member of the CleanImplant foundation and past editor of Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research. His research focus is on peri-implant health and treatment, patient-centered outcome of implant and periodontal treatment. He has lectured internationally and has over 200 international publications in the field of dentistry.
Dr. Shepard DeLong

Lake Oswego, OR, USA

Dr. Shepard DeLong holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University, DMD from Oregon Health and Sciences University, and completed a General Practice Residency at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is on the forefront of digital evolution, and development of novel technological workflows in dentistry. He has a part-time position at Pure Health Dentistry on the island of Maui, and owns Lotus Dental Wellness, in Portland, Oregon, USA. His practice offers high-tech biological treatment options to renew oral and whole-body wellness. Dr. DeLong is a residency site director for the Masters in Implantology program at the University of Jacksonville and lectures on ceramic implantology, robotics, lasers, and digital dentistry.

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Dr. Karl Ulrich Volz​

Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

Dr. Karl Ulrich Volz is the founder and owner of the world market leader in dental ceramic implants, SDS SWISS DENTAL SOLUTIONS, and the associated factory clinic SWISS BIOHEALTH CLINIC in Kreuzlingen/CH. With over 25,000 personally placed ceramic implants and over 22 years of experience in ceramic implantology, he is considered the pioneer of this discipline. Since 2017, Dr. Ulrich Volz, as well as other renowned speakers and experts, have been passing on their knowledge on the topics of biological dentistry, ceramic implants and blood concentrates at the SWISS BIOHEALTH EDUCATION CENTER in Kreuzlingen in the form of an exceptional, modern and constantly optimized continuing education program. The unique treatment methods and the worldwide unique surgical concept form the core of all continuing education opportunities.

Dr. Henriette Lerner PHD, FDS RCS

Baden Baden, Germany

Dr. med. Henriette Lerner is a specialist in oral surgery, focusing on implantology and aesthetics, in Baden-Baden, Germany. She is the owner and director of HL Dentclinic and Academy in Baden- Baden, Germany, an academic clinical, teaching and research facility of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, in Frankfurt on Main, Germany. Dr. Lerner is the past President of the Digital Dentistry Society International (DDS). She has a Doctor of Philosophy on the topic of Digital Dentistry. She is a visiting Professor at the Universiapolis, International University of Agadir. She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow. Dr. Lerner’s expertise spans the fields of clinical oral research, complex implant cases in esthetics and function, soft and hard tissue augmentation and biomaterials research, all in the light of digital dentistry and artificial intelligence technologies.

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Dr. Gregor Hočevar

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dr. Hočevar graduated in 1996 from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ljubljana, where he received the Prešeren Award and the Oražen Award for the best graduate of the generation. He founded his private dental practice in 1999 and continued his training in Slovenia and abroad. In 2017, he was the first dentist in Slovenia to obtain the title Spezialist für Biologische Zahnheilkunde und Keramikimplantate, completing two years of postgraduate training in Germany and Switzerland. In the same year, he opened the private biological dental clinic Center Hočevar where he practices metal-free dentistry with five more doctors. In the academic year 2021/2022, he successfully completed the 2nd Level University Master in Oral Implantology at the International University of Health Sciences in Rome with the topic „Immediate Ceramic Implant Placement in the Aesthetic Zone“ under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Covani.

Franko Bajc

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dr. Hočevar will be on stage with his patient

Franko Bajc, a 28 year old young man from Ajdovščina started his sports career at the age of 4 as an alpine skier. He grew up on horseback and skis. After 12 years of professional sport he gave up skiing and set out on a mission to do it all. He started studying at the Faculty of Sport and taking on different challenges. That’s when he started his media career, in 2016 by taking part in the reality show Survivor. Since then, most people know him as a reality show participant. He has also participated in TV shows like The Farm, Dancing Stars, Exathlon and the boxing match that has had the most YouTube streams in Slovenia. He was the first Slovenian to win two reality owls. He is currently working as a stuntman, actor and a TV presenter, influencer and horse trainer.


At the age of 17, he misjudged a situation while playing sports and fractured 4 upper incisors. Since then he has visited many dentists who solved the problem by performing 3 root canal treatments and placed crowns. Later on apicoectomies were also performed. This did not solve the problem as he had to take antibiotics at least once a year because of constant pain and infection. He decided to put an end to this and had all 4 upper front teeth extracted at Center Hočevar and replaced them immediately with 4 ceramic implants. At the same time, they also removed 2 infected molars and replaced them with ceramic implants as well. He is now the proud owner of Swiss Dental Solutions ceramic implants, which were fitted at the Center Hočevar without any complications or pain

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Dr. Paul Schuh

Munich, Germany

Dr. Paul Leonhard Schuh completed his studies in dentistry at the private University of Witten/ Herdecke in 2012. Prior to this, he completed a three-year apprenticeship as a dental technician in Bamberg. At the Dental Clinic of Witten/Herdecke University, he worked as a research assistant in the Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Technology of Prof. Dr. Andree Piwowarczyk. In 2013, he joined the team of Dr. Wolfgang Bolz and Prof. Dr. Hannes Wachtel in Munich for a postgraduate program in periodontology and implantology. Dr. Schuh has been a lecturer at the Institute of Periodontology and Implantology Munich (IPI) and has published scientific articles in implantology and esthetic dentistry journals. Since 2014, he has been an Associate Fellow and Expert of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) and a lecturer at Dresden International University for the course “Master of Science of Periodontology and Implanttherapy” in cooperation with the German Society of Periodontology. As of 2021, he is the founder of his own digital dental practice “artedent” in Munich.

Fatih Birinci

Munich, Germany

Fatih Birinci began his apprenticeship as a dental technician in 2000 and successfully completed it in 2003. He then continued his career with some very instructive years at the Federlein Laboratory in Munich. In the following years Fatih Birinci specialized in the fields of: Function and esthetics in implant prosthetics. In 2010, Dr. Bolz and Prof. Wachtel founded the Dental Clinic Implaneo (Munich). The focus of this implantology clinic was on the concept of “ permanent third teeth in one day”. During this time, Mr. Birinci gained further important experience and completed numerous advanced training courses on the topics of esthetics, function, phonetics and digital workflow. Mr. Birinci was a lecturer at Nobel Biocare for the ALL-ON-4 courses on a national and international level (Turkey). Since 2016, he was the laboratory manager of Implaneo Dental Clinic in Munich and laboratory agent at DentConnect. Since 2021 he has been managing “KaiZen” the fully digitally equipped Prime Lab & Dental Diagnostic GmbH of the artedent Dental Clinic by Dr. Paul Schuh.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dritan Turhani

Krems, Austria

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dritan Turhani completed his studies of human medicine in 1990 in Albania, followed by years of research & teaching at the University Hospital for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Vienna, Department of Pediatric Cardiology. From 2000-2008 he was the head of the research group “Bone Tissue Engineering” and “Genetics of CLP” AKH Vienna. In 2006 he received his habilitation in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Medical University of Vienna (“Relevance of the transcription factor ets-2 in Down syndrome and in bone tissue engineering”). From 2008-2012 he was senior consultant and deputy head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital St. Pölten. Since 2012, he has been Director of the Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Danube Private University (DPU) Krems.

His research interests include augmentative procedures and patient-centered outcomes in dental implantology using full-arch reconstruction.


Krems, Austria

Prof. h.c. Wagner-Pischel studied German language and literature, politics, sociology and educational science at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University in Frankfurt/Main from 1968 to 1976. In 1976 she obtained her diploma in educational science. Subsequently, she devoted her time to literature, visual art and music, and later worked as an art consultant and established collaborations with societies such as the Art Commission of the German Bundestag. In 2009 she founded the Danube Private University GmbH in Krems together with her husband Jürgen Pischel and is still managing director and president of the Danube Private University (DPU), Faculty of Medicine/Dentistry, at that time the fi rst and only 100% private university for a diploma program in dentistry leading to the degree of Dr. med. dent. in Austria.