Profiles of the speakers

Prof Rob Marx

Robert E. Marx, DDS, professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is well known as an educator, researcher, and innovative surgeon. He has pioneered new concepts and treatments for pathologies of the oral and maxillofacial area as well as new techniques in reconstructive surgery. As a researcher, he has made valuable contributions in the use of hyperbaric oxygen following radiation therapy, in the development of plateletrich plasma, and in elucidating the relationships between smoking and carcinogenesis. He also pioneered the clinical applications of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein and stem cell use and was the first to identify what is now known worldwide as bisphosphonateinduced osteonecrosis of the jaws. For the past 34 years, he has overseen the training of scores of residents and fellows, many of whom have themselves established distinguished careers. His many prestigious awards, including the Harry S. Archer Award, the William J. Gies Award, the Paul Bert Award, and the Donald B. Osbon Award, attest to his dedication and commitment to the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr Morten Schiødt

Dr Morten Schiødt

Morten Schiodt is Senior Consultant, DDS, Dr. odont at Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, and is affiliated Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

Specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Copenhagen 1979.

Doctoral thesis 1984 on Oral Manifestations of Lupus Erythematosus.

Research interest Sjogren’s Syndrome, HIV/AIDS, and since 2005 Osteonecrosis of the jaws from antiresorptive treatment.

Morten Schiodt has been:

Chairman of Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital, 2001-2011.

Visiting Professor at Department of Clinic al Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital 2017-2019.

President of the Danish Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for 6 years

President of the Danish Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for 6 years

Visiting Associate Professor at University of California, San Francisco, USA, 1986-1989.

Copenhagen Business School Research Leadership Education 2007-08.

Scientific reviewer for 12 scientific Journals.

Consultant for WHO, did WHO projects on HIV and AIDS in Tanzania and Burkina Faso, and Geneva. He is co-author of WHO educational programs.

Morten Schiodt has conducted multiple courses and symposia on oral & maxillofacial surgery nationally and internationally.

He is Director of SICCA-Denmark founded in 2003 and part of an NIH-funded multicenter project leading to several new discoveries incl. a new classification of Sjogren’s Syndrome.

Present Research Positions:

Director of Osteonecrosis Research at Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark.

Director of Copenhagen ONJ Cohort (508 patients)

Scandinavian Coordinator for Scandinavian ONJ Database (Amgen XGEVA-363-study) (1300+ patients enrolled)

European Lead Investigator for a Global Multicenter Study on Case registry ONJ study .

Principal Investigator on Study on Prognosis of Dental Implants in Sjogren’s Syndrome,

Principal Investigator on Rehabilitation Project of cancer patients on high dose antiresorptive treatment.

Mentor for PhD student and PI on Randomized Controlled Drug Holiday study of risk of tooth extraction for osteonecrosis of the jaw in cancer patients on high dose antiresorptive treatment.


He is the author of 198 publications incl. 88 peer-reviewed scientific papers and co-author of 25 textbook chapters, and author of 121 published scientific abstracts.

Prof Anastosios Kanatas

Professor Kanatas is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with special interests in Oral Oncology, Reconstruction and Clinical education. He was educated in the UK and USA and trained at the best hospitals in the UK and Germany. He is the author of over 200 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, two books, several book chapters and has performed more than 3000 complex operations. He is a co-chairman of the Bochum Free flap and Microvascular course and part of the team that trained 1000 surgeons from 100 countries. He is an international authority in patient-centred outcomes following head and neck cancer. Mr Kanatas often performs operations with multidisciplinary teams and strives to produce the best outcome.

Chairman –Public engagement Committee, British Association of Head and Neck Oncology (BAHNO)

Deputy Editor-British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (BJOMS)

Chair, Lead and Oragniser of the International Health Related Quality of Life conference in Head and Neck Cancer (@12QOL)

Co-Chairman of the European Free flap and Microvascular Course-University of Bochum (since 2008)

Lead for research (OMFS)-Head and neck MDT, Leeds UK (Since 2015)

Chair of the UK Head and Neck Cancer awareness week

BAOMS representative to the UK Cancer Services Committee (deputy)

Expert reviewer for Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme (NIHR),UK

Prof Stefano Fedele

Stefano Fedele completed his degree (DMD, 1993-1998), post-graduate integrated academic/clinical training in Oral Medicine and PhD (1999-2005) at the University Federico II of Naples, Italy.

He moved to University College London/University College London Hospital in 2006 as Clinical Lecturer, and then promoted to Senior Clinical Lecturer (2009) and Honorary Consultant in Oral Medicine in 2012. He’s currently Programme Director of the MSc in Oral Medicine at University College London, Eastman Dental Institute and Head of the Department of Clinical Research at UCL EDI.

He is chair of the Eastman Clinical Investigation Centre, a Clinical Research Facility dedicated to clinical trials and translational research for orofacial disorders. He sits on a number of national and regional advisory boards for clinical research in cancer and oral health including the National Cancer Research institute Clinical Study Group for Head & Neck cancer [NCRI CSG H&N], NCRI Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis [SPED] Advisory Group, the NIHR LCRN North Thames (Lead for Oral Health research), the UCLH Research Hub (Lead for Oral Health research).

Dr Krishnaswamy Madhavan

Prof Kaveh Shakib

Mr Kandasamy Ganesan

Mr Vyomesh Bhat

Miss Bhagyalakshmi Batchu

Miss Lakshmi Rasaratnam

Lakshmi qualified as a dentist from Barts and the London in 2008. After completing her vocational training year, she went on to complete 4 years of Hospital jobs at Eastman Dental Hospital and The Royal London. She completed her 5 year Specialist training in Restorative dentistry at Kings College Hospital, London in May 2019 and has been working as a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford as well as in Maidstone Hospital. Her special interest lies in the oral rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients, Hypodontia and Cleft patients as well as the management of dental trauma.

Lakshmi holds an Honorary Lecturership at the Royal College of Surgeons England and is passionate about teaching and education. She teaches regularly to Postgraduate students within the Royal college and in the Hospital environment. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored two chapters on dental trauma in a textbook.