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International cooperation

The School of Dental Medicine is very branched out in its international activity. This is evident in both its students’ and teachers’ mobility.

Apart from this, the Dental School has a long tradition in invited guest teachers and lecturers. To date, cooperative endeavors have been achieved with the following dental institutions:

  • the University of Graz Medical School (Austria),
  • the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Dentistry (Bosnia and Herzegovina),
  • Faculty of Dentistry in Skopje (Macedonia),
  • Ljubljana Medical Faculty (Slovenia),
  • the Dental Faculty in Siena (Italy),
  • New York University College of Dentistry (USA),
  • University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio Dental School (USA),
  • UCLA (USA),
  • King’s College Dental Institute in London (United Kingdom).

Visiting Professors’ Curricula Vitae

 

Prof. Kurt W. Alt

Visiting professor at Department of Dental Anthropology

In academic years: 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16

Danube University Krems, Center for Natural and Cultural History of Teeth, Dental Anthropology (Krems an der Donau, Austria)

University Professor (full-time)

From 1999 till 2013 Professor of Dental Anthropology at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institute of Anthropology, Bioarchaeometry, Mainz, Germany. From 2014 he is appointed as Professor at Danube University Krems, Center for Natural and Cultural History of Teeth, Dental Anthropology, Krems an der Donau, Austria. Author and co-author of over 380 publications. Guest professor at Basel and Freiburg University. Since 2013 Visiting professor at School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb.

 

Prof. Reinhard Hickel

Visiting professor at Department of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry

In academic years: 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16

Department of Conservative Dentistry, Periodontology and Pediatric Dentistry, Hospital of the Ludwig–Maximilians (Munich, Germany)

University Professor (full-time)

Since 1992 Professor and director of the Department of Conservative Dentistry, Periodontology and Pediatric Dentistry, Hospital of the Ludwig–Maximilians, University of Munich, Germany. Recognized member of many different scientific societies (AOD – President 2009, IADR-CED – President 2008, VHZMK – President 2006, EFCD – President 2001, DGZ – President 1996). Visiting professor at School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb.

 

Prof. Tim Hodgson

Visiting professor at Department of Oral Medicine

In academic years: 2013/14, 2014/15

Department of Oral Medicine, Special Care Dentistry and Facial Pain, at the Eastman Dental Hospital UCLH Foundation NHS Trust (London, United Kingdom)

Consultant and Clinical Director of Eastman Dental Hospital

Consultant in Oral Medicine and Clinical Director at the Eastman Dental Hospital UCLH Foundation NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom. He was appointed specialist registrar in Oral Medicine at the Eastman in 1999. He has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals. Active member of European Association of Oral Medicine. Since 2013 Visiting professor at School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb.

 

Prof. Richard Welbury

Visiting professor at Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry

In academic years: 2012/13, 2013/14

Dental School, University of Glasgow, UK (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

University Professor (full-time)

Professor of Paediatric Dentistry at Dental School, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, from 2001 till present. Prior to becoming a Professor he worked as Consultant/Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric dentistry at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 1991 till 2001. Author and co-author of over 170 publications. Recognized member of many different scientific societies (IADR, BSPD, EAPD, IAPD, IADT).

 

Prof. Tore Solheim

Visiting professor at Department of Dental Anthropology

In academic years: 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12

Department of Oral Pathology, Section for Forensic Odontology, Faculty of Odontology (Oslo, Norway)

University Professor (full-time)

Over 20 years (since 1995) Professor in Pathology and Forensic Odontology at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo, Norway. In 2010 he is also appointed as Professor at National University Malaysia. From 1976 till 2010 he was a member of Norwegian Identification Commission. Since 2009 regular Visiting professor at School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, where he held numerous lectures over the years.

 

Prof. Mladen Kuftinec

In academic years: 2006/07

Mladen [“Miki”] Kuftinec was born in Croatia, where he was educated in the Classical tradition, after which he completed studies in Stomatology. Upon coming to America in 1965, he studied in Boston [DMD at Harvard, Doctorate of Sciences at MIT and Specialty of Orthodontics at Harvard]. He then embarked to a life-long career in dental education, holding key academic positions in Virginia, Kentucky and New York City. He was frequently invited speaker nationally and internationally. In 2006 he was named a Visiting Professor at U Zagreb, where he spent a Sabbatical Year in the Department of Orthodontics. He is author of over 300 scientific papers, abstracts, chapters and books. He has been named a Visiting Professor in 8 universities and was honored as a Honorary Citizen in 7 world’s cities, including the City of Zagreb in 1992. Prof. Kuftinec also served as Director of the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, a national organization regulating the process of recognition of nutrition specialists. He is formally trained in music and performed in the world’s most prestigious venues, including numerous appearances at NY’s Carnegie Hall. Currently he lives in Florida.

 

Prof. Jolan Banoczy

Visiting professor at Department of Oral Surgery

Elected in academic year 1994/95

Department of Oral Biology, Semmelweis University (Budapest, Hungary)

Emeritus Professor

From 1953 till 1970 she worked as assistant professor at Dept. of Maxillo-Facial Surgery and Dentistry, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary. From 1974 till 1993 she was appointed as professor and director of Department of Cariology and Endodontics, and she was elected Dean of School of Dentistry, Semmelweis University of Medicine, from 1980 till 1986. Afterwards continues to work as professor at Department of Cariology and Endodontics and Department of Oral Biology from 1993 till 1999. Professor emeritus since 1999. Author and co-author of over 380 scientific papers, 33 books and book chapters. Recognized member of many different scientific societies (WHO, ORCA, FDI, ADEE -–President 1992, ADA). In 1994 was appointed as Visiting professor at School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb.

 

Prof. Zvonimir Curilović

Visiting professor at Department of Periodontology

Elected in academic year 1992/93, 2007/08, 2008/09.

Department of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology, University of Zürich,Dental Institute (Zürich, Switzerland)

University Professor (full-time)

He graduated in 1963 at School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb. Shortly after, in 1968, he graduated at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. He started working at Department of Oral Pathology in Zagreb as an assistant, from 1966 till 1968, prior to his postdoctoral study at School of Dental Medicine in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1972 he got a position at Department of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology, Dental Institute, University of Zürich. In 1978 he habilitated at School of Medicine, University of Zürich, where in 1984 he was appointed as a University Professor. He was in charge of a well-known caries preventive program from 1982 till 2000 for all School Clinics in Zürich. He is author and co-author of many scientific publications, recognized member of many different scientific societies and lecturer and instructor on numerous theoretical and practical training courses in Periodontology in Croatia and worldwide. In 1992, he became Visiting professor at School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb. He was also re-elected as Visiting professor for academic years 2007/08 and 2008/09.

 

Prof. Alexander Gutowski

Visiting professor at Department of Prosthodontics

Elected in academic year: 1992/93

Private clinic (Munich, Germany)

Prof. (Univ. Zagreb) Dr. Alexander Gutowski studied dentistry in Munich, Germany. In 1962 he takes over his father's practice in Schwäbisch Gmünd. Between 1966 and 1976 he continues his education in the United States. Since 1969 he has his own training courses and lectures for dentists and dental technicians in numerous training institutes and Dental Associations in Germany and Europe, with over 900 training courses with more than 40,000 participants. Author and co-author of many publications and recognized member of many scientific societies. In 1992 he was appointed as Visiting professor at School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb.

 

Prof. Gisbert Krekeler (1941 – 2007)

Visiting professor at Department of Oral Surgery and Department of Oral Medicine

Elected in academic year: 1997/98

School of Dental Medicine, University of Freiburg, Clinic for Operative Dentistry, Periodontology and Oral Surgery

Albert Ludwig University Dental Clinic (Freiburg, Germany)

Professor

Professor Krekeler worked at the Albert Ludwig University Dental Clinic in Freiburg, Germany, since 1966. He specialized in oral surgery and periodontology, and he was a founding member of the ITI (International Team for Implantology) - the Straumann Institute. Author and co-author of over 240 scientific papers. He held more than 1000 lectures in his homeland and worldwide. He spent the final years of his life performing as a guest Professor at Danube University Krems (Austria). From 1997 till 2007 Visiting professor at School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb.

 

Prof. Miomir Cvek (1927 – 2008)

Visiting professor at Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry

Elected in academic year 1994/95

Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Eastman Institute (Stockholm, Sweden)

Professor

In 1959 he got a position at Eastman Institute in Sweden at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. His field of interest were endodontic problems associated with traumatized teeth with open apices and in that regard he is probably most recognized for the procedure he developed called “Cvek-type pulpotomy”. In 1980 he was appointed as Visiting professor in South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town). He received recognition on several occasions for his extraordinary contributions to dentistry and dental traumatology (1994 - IADT with its first certificate of appreciation, 2003 - Ralph Summer Award from the AAE). He retired in 1992 from the position as the head of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the Eastman Institute. From 1994, he was Visiting professor at School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb.