Marietjie Weakley (South Africa) – REPRESENTATIVE FOR NATIONAL SOCIETIES – 4

BChD (Pret) DipOdont (UWC), Director of the Augustine Group Dr Marietjie Weakley qualified in Dentistry at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 1989 and has been in private practice ever since. Her vision is to make a difference in the lives of her patients, colleagues and dentistry in South Africa, Africa and the World. […]


Prof. Norman Tinanoff received his dental degree from the University of Maryland in 1971. After receiving his certificate and master’s degree in pediatric dentistry at the University of Iowa, he spent another year at the V.A. Hospital in Iowa City in a research fellowship. Prof. Tinanoff’s two-year military service was at the Army Institute of […]


Dr. Figen Seymen is professor of Pediatric Dentistry at Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry. She has authored over 200 national and international academic articles, has co-authored in several book chapters and her publications have been cited extensively. Dr. Seymen has also served in the advisory and editorial board of several scientific journals. She is currently […]


Young J Kim is a professor at the Seoul National University. He is the chair of the department of Pediatric Dentistry and the vice President of the University Dental Hospital. He was formerly the president of Seoul dental hospital for the disabled. He is now the secretary general of KAPD (Korean academy of pediatric dentistry), […]

James Crall (USA) – EDITOR

Professor (UCLA School of Dentistry), Chair of the Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry. James J. Crall received DDS and master’s degrees and a certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Iowa, and is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Dental Research Scholar and obtained masters and […]

Ari Kupietzky, DMD MSc (Israel) – SECRETARY GENERAL

Visiting professor Department of Pediatric Dentistry Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Newark, New Jersey, USA Faculty member Department of Pediatric Dentistry The Hebrew University – Hadassah School of Dental Medicine Jerusalem, Israel Dr. Ari Kupietzky received his D.M.D. at the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine. He continued his studies at the medical school and earned a […]

Norbert Krämer (Germany) – PRESIDENT ELECT

Professor, Policlinic of Paediatric Dentistry, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen. Prof. Dr. Norbert Krämer graduated from the Dental School at the University of Erlangen, Germany, in 1986. He obtained his PhD from the University of Erlangen in 1997. In 2000 he was elected for a period of four years as President of the German Society of Paediatric Dentistry. […]

Anna-Maria Vierrou (Greece) – IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Anna-Maria Vierrou was born in Athens Greece. She received her DDS from the Athens University School of Dentistry and the Certificate in Paediatric Dentistry from the University of Connecticut Health Center, USA. While in the USA, she obtained the National Board Dental Examination of ADA Part I and II and the American Board of Pediatric […]

Marcelo Bönecker (Brazil) – PRESIDENT

Dr. Bönecker has been conducting research in the field of Paediatric Dentistry for the past 20 years. He has published more than 100 scholarly articles in professional peer-reviewed journals with international circulation (Scopus database), wrote 88 chapters in books and edited 23 books in Paediatric Dentistry. Dr. Bönecker was Associate Editor of the scientific journal […]