Adiv Baruch is a leader in the High-tech industry in the last 34 years. Mr. Baruch is acting as the Chairman of the Israeli export and International Cooperation Institute leading Israel export which in 2019 exceeded 114 Billion US ($) of export as over 50% are High-tech related industries.
Mr. Baruch is also acting as the Chairman of the Innovation and Technology Institute in Israel, the Chairman of Elad health care solutions, Elad systems and few more public traded companies in Israel (TSE) and other exchanges (NASDAQ, OTC, HK).
Today Mr. Baruch is leading the Young Entrepreneurs Organization and has been actively involved in leading the global innovation of Israel.
Mr. Baruch was a founding member of Ness Technologies, a leading IT software company. Mr. Baruch is globally involved in the Medical IT solutions, Cyber companies, Smart Cities initiatives and Financial technologies and solutions. Mr. Baruch also served as a board member of Bank of Jerusalem. Throughout the years, Mr. Baruch has led tenth of merger and acquisitions and capital raise of over one Billion US ($). Mr. Baruch has his own philanthropic organization and has been a YPO member for over 17yrs.
Mr. Baruch served in the Israeli Navy and holds an Engineering degree from the Technion, the leading engineering institute in Israel.
Head of the Foreign Trade Adminstration at the Ministry of Economy- State of Israel
Ohad has been the Trade Commissioner and Director of the Foreign Trade Administration at the Ministry of Economy and Industry since 2012.
He is responsible for an annual budget of 80 million USD and manages 300 employees in Israel and around the world, working in Israel and in 50 Economic and Commercial Missions, located in the most important economic centers globally. These Missions promote Israeli exports and attract foreign investments to Israel.
Ohad is in charge of Israel's international trade policy. As the Trade Commissioner, he led a strategic move to expand Israel’s Free Trade Area (FTA) Agreements network. In this framework, Israel signed a record number of new and updated agreements, among them with South Korea, Ukraine, Canada, Colombia, Panama, and the United Kingdom.
In addition, Ohad initiated negotiations to establish FTA Agreements with several countries, including China, Vietnam and the Eurasian Union. These agreements are still being negotiated.
Ohad initiated the establishment of two programs to support exporters: “Smart Money” and “Shalav”, to assist exporters who are entering new markets abroad. Ohad is the committee chairman of both programs, which had a joint budget of 30 million USD in 2020.
In addition to his export promotion and foreign investments activities, he pushed to create a new department within the Foreign Trade Administration, which controls dual-use exports. The department aims to enforce an effective supervision system of these exports while enabling a free flow of goods.
Before he was nominated as Director of the Foreign Trade Administration, between 2007- 2012, Ohad was the Head of Israel’s Economic Mission in Washington DC. In this position, he was responsible for strengthening and advancing the trade and investments between Israel and the United States and enhancing the competitivity of the Israeli industry in the American markets by developing and promoting trade agreements, removing trade barriers, locating and creating business opportunities for Israeli companies, promoting Israel’s economic public relations, encouraging bilateral joint ventures and providing individual assistance to companies.
Ohad joined the Foreign Trade Administration as part of the prestigious cadet course of the Ministry of Economy and Industry, and has held several significant roles within it since then: Director of the South Europe Department, Cadet Course Manager, Head of the Economic Mission to Sweden, which covered the entire Nordic area, Deputy Director of the Bilateral Trade Agreements Division, and Head of the Economic Mission to Jordan.
Ohad was a member of the industrial cooperation committee in the Barcelona Process of the European Union (EU), whose objective was to establish regional economic cooperation between the EU, Middle Eastern and North African countries.
Once he completed his academic studies and before he joined the cadet course, Ohad worked as an economist in the planning and development department at Zim, a large shipping company based in Israel.
Ohad holds a BA in Economics and MBA, both from the University of Haifa. He was born in Haifa in 1971, is married to Monika, and has three children: Eitan, Neta, and Doron. Ohad is a history enthusiast and an avid sports fan.
Prof. Eitan Mijiritsky DMD
Associate Professor in Prosthodontics at the School of Dental Medicine, Tel-Aviv University
Dr. Henriette Lerner is the founder 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).
Among her other certifications, she is a Board Member & Expert for the DGOI (German Society of Oral Implantology,) and Board Member of Digital Dentistry Society. Dr Lerner is also Editorial Advisor for 4 scientific journals and the author of a numerous scientific papers and book chapters (Esthetics in Dentistry; Implant Esthetics, Digital Occlusion in Implant Rehabilitations) which detail : esthetics in implantology, grafting procedures, biomaterials science and digital technologies.
Dr. Lerner’s expertise spans the fields of clinical research, advanced techniques in the digital technologies, complex implant cases, soft and hard tissue augmentation biomaterials research, implant aesthetics, and occlusion in complete oral rehabilitation.
Prof. Lior Shapira
Chairman of the Dept of Periodontology and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Dental Medicine - Hebrew University- Hadassah , Jerusalem
Prof. Lior Shapira is the Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs in the Hebrew University- Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem. He is a full-professor of Periodontology and also serves as the “Betty and D. Walter Cohen Chair for Periodontal Research”. He is currently the President of the European Federation of Periodontology (2021-22).
Prof. Shapira graduated from the Dental Faculty at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and achieved his specialty in Periodontology. Following a 2 year fellowship in the Eastman Dental Center (University of Rochester, NY), he completed his PhD thesis on the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases in Jerusalem.
Prof. Shapira has a long tracking record in dental research, throughout his career. His research is focused on the mechanisms of inflammation during periodontal and peri-implant infections. He published over 150 scientific papers, as well as many reviews. The research efforts led to International awards: Teva award, 1996; Rizzo Award - IADR periodontal research group, 1999; Finalist in the “Jaccard-EFP Research Price Competition”, 2000; Sunstar Award (Best article on perio-systemic connection), 2003; IADR Distinguish Scientist Award in Periodontal Research – IADR, 2009; Honorary Award from the Israeli Dental association, 2020.
Prof. Jamil Awad Shibli - DDS, MSc, PhD
Professor and Head of Oral Implantology, Dept of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Dental Research Division, Guarulhos University, SP - Brazil
Dr. Shibli is a periodontist (Certificate and Masters's degrees), received his Ph.D. in Periodontics from Araquara Dental School, UNESP (Brazil) as well as in Molecular Biology and Microbiology in Department of Oral Biology – School of Dental Medicine, State University at Buffalo (USA).
He is the Vice-Dean for Dental Research and Graduate Education, Director and Head of Oral Implantology Program, and professor of Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Guarulhos University (Brazil). His research is focused, but not limited, in periodontology and oral implantology, mainly peri-implant diseases, Guided Bone Regeneration, Growth Factors, and 3D printing.
He most recently held the "top 20" ranking in the number of publications on the Oral Implantology field, according to Tarazona et al. Clin Oral Implants Res 2017 (DOI: 10.1111/clr.12891). He has authored over 215 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is associate editor of Journal of International Academy of Periodontology, BMC Oral Health, Case Reports in Dentistry and Materials; h-index (ISI)=34.
Dr. Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, is the founder and CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group, Dentistry’s leading corporate incubator and accelerator currently serving 40 companies including representing 5 international companies in the United States.
He is a venturer-in-residence at the Harvard i-lab. This relationship resulted in launching as co-founder LightForce Orthodontics in May of 2019.
LightForce has created the world’s first fully customized ceramic 3-D printed orthodontic bracket. The impact of the technology resulted in winning the Mass Challenge Incubator Award, being one of thirteen winners from four thousand company entries.
Dr. Shuman is the founder and creator of the prestigious Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology Awards now in its thirteenth year. It is an unbiased nonprofit initiative that in conjunction with the leading technology experts in the field, selects annually the most important technologies in the industry.
He is the only dentist to be chosen both as a Top CE Leader and Leader in Dental Consulting by Dentistry Today where he has won the award 15 years running.
He has monthly national columns in:
Dental Economics “Technology in Two Minutes”
Dental Products Report, “Dentistry Tomorrow”
Oral Health Canada “The Last Word in Technology”
He currently serves as an advisory board member for Dental Economics, Dentistry Today, Dental Products Report, Oral Health Canada, Orthodontic Practice US, and Inside Dentistry and is founder and managing editor of Dental Sleep Practice journal.
He serves on the Board of Directors for Sleep ArchiTx, MMG Fusion, Ditron USA, and LightForce Orthodontics. He is a Board Director at the Foundation for Airway Health, and a member of the DALE Foundation Strategic Advancement Council.
Dr. Shuman served as President of Pride Institute for six years and Vice President of Clinical Education, and Strategic Relations at Align Technology for seven years. At Align he was part of the core group that took Align from 20 million to 500 million in revenue.
He is the past owner of a 10-doctor private group practice where he specialized in Adult Orthodontics. Giving back to the community, Dr. Shuman recreated the mission of the Walt Disney 25th Anniversary Tour at its Boston venue. He single handedly implemented a two-day extravaganza for the underprivileged and hospitalized youth community in New England that eventually resulted in him receiving Walt Disney’s most prestigious honor for “creating a new direction of purpose for their company.”
Recently, he was awarded the American Mobile & Teledental Alliance’s highest honor, the Denobi Pinnacle Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual or company whose leadership and ongoing contributions have dramatically impacted the dental profession. Going forward, the award will be named in his honor and known as the Dr. Lou Shuman Denobi Pinnacle Achievement Award. He was also honored this year as a Global Summits Institute Doctor-to-Doctor World’s Top 100 Doctors.
Paul Feuerstein, DMD received his undergraduate training at State University of NY at Stony Brook during the '60s studying chemistry, engineering, computer science and MUSIC and is 1972 graduate of University of NJ Medical and Dental (now Rutgers). He maintains a general practice in Massachusetts.
He installed one of the first in-office computers in 1978 and has been teaching and consulting since then. He is now the Editor In Chief of Dentistry Today after 14 years with Dental Economics, author of over 250 technology articles and lectures at many national and local dental meetings. His work with CAD/CAM helped develop the LAVA C.O.S. intraoral scanning system. He is also CDO of the Cellerant Consulting Group.
He was named Clinician of the Year at the 2010 Yankee Dental Congress and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in General Dentistry at Tufts University. In 2020 he has been named as one of the top 100 dental professionals in the world by the Global Summits Institute!
Dr. Sara Whitefield
Senior Doctor and Specialist in Oral Medicine, Dept Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Dr. Sara Whitefield is a specialist in Oral Medicine and a senior doctor at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel. After completing her four-year residency at the Goldschleger School of Dentistry, Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, Dr. Whitefield has published research papers in leading scientific journals and presented at international medical conferences in the field of Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ). Having originally qualified as a dentist from UMDS Guy’s Hospital in London, England, Dr. Whitefield has over 20 years’ experience and also practices Oral Medicine at Pearl Dental, Ra’anana and at the Hendler Clinic, Tel Aviv.
Dr. Nathaniel Treister, DMD DMSc
Associate Professor of Oral Medicine, Infection & Immunity, Div. of Oral Medicine and Dentistry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston - USA
Dr. Treister is Chief of the Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Clinical
Director of Oral Medicine and Oral Oncology at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Treister earned his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and subsequently completed his Oral Medicine and Oral Biology training at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine,
where he is an Associate Professor of Oral Medicine in the Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity.
He is board certified in Oral Medicine and practices at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer
Institute, and Boston Children’s Hospital with special interest in oral mucosal diseases, salivary gland diseases,
orofacial pain disorders, and oral complications in cancer patients. He has published extensively in the field of oral
medicine with an emphasis on oral complications of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation and oral graft-
versus-host disease. He is co-principal investigator of an NIH R01 grant entitled “Long Term Oral Health Outcomes
in the Chronic GVHD Consortium” and serves as site principal investigator for an NIH U01 grant entitled “Clinical
Registry of Dental Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer Patients”.
Dr. Judith Raber-Durlacher, DDS PhD
Affiliated to the Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of the Amsterdam University Medical Center, and is Associate Professor at the Dept of Oral Medicine at the Academic Centre of Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), the Netherlands.
Judith Raber-Durlacher is currently affiliated to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Amsterdam University Medical Center, and is Associate Professor at the Department of Oral Medicine at the Academic Centre of Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), the Netherlands. She graduated at the University of Amsterdam in 1981. From 1981-1991 she practiced general dentistry and was a lecturer at ACTA, Department of Internal Medicine and Pathology. From 1986-1991 she was also a member of the medical staff of the Emma Children’s Hospital and provided oral supportive care to children suffering from cancer. In 1993, she earned a PhD degree at the University of Amsterdam and in 1998 she completed the theoretical part of the postgraduate program in periodontology at ACTA. From 1997 until 2012 she was affiliated to the Departments of Clinical Oncology and Hematology of the Leiden Medical University Center. She was visiting professor at the Department of Oral Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, USA (2004-2006) and at the Department of Oral Medicine at the Carolina’s Health Center Charlotte North Carolina USA (2006).
Her main interests relate to research and management of oral complications related to high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation, including oral mucositis and Graft-versus-Host Disease, radiation therapy to the head and neck area, and molecular targeted cancer therapies. She has lectured and published extensively in this field and has contributed to several textbooks.
She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), served as President of the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO). She is member of the MASCC/ISOO Mucositis and Oral Care Study Groups and has been involved in preparing evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Mucositis.
Charles Cohen is managing director and third-generation owner of Benco Dental Company, the nation’s largest independently owned dental distributor, and Clarion Financial, a sister company offering financing to dentists.
Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, Benco serves over 25,000 dental offices and dental laboratories across the United States. The company is based in Northeastern Pennsylvania with locations in 40 states.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Charles joined Benco as a territory representative in 1989. After taking on management roles in the company’s sales and marketing department, he assumed a senior leadership role in 1997.
Charles and his wife Rebecca live in Allentown with their son Benjamin & daughter Leah.
Philip Segal graduated from the Manchester Dental Hospital UK gaining a diploma with distinction in Dental technology.
From 1980 to 1999 he was a partner in a leading dental laboratory in Tel Aviv that came to specialize in the field of cad/cam & aesthetic dentistry.
From 1997 he served as a consultant for NobelBiocare -Israel, offering training & education to clinicians and dental technicians on Procera cad/cam technologies, NobelGuide and All-on-4 technique.
Since 2005 he has dedicated his time exclusively to the field of computer guided surgery functioning as a mentor and instructor for NobelGuide, SIMPLANT & 3Shape Implant Studio softwares.
He has played a leading role in offering planning services and 3d treatment proposals with the aid of computer guided software and has given many lectures and courses both nationally & internationally, illustrating the use of 3D diagnostics, treatment planning & CAD/CAM technologies.
In his current role as the Digital CAD/CAM Manager for Keystone Dental Group, he is actively working on digital R&D projects, offering 3d planning services, lecturing and training worldwide on behalf of KDG .
Dr. Carlo Maggiar
Dentist and expert in digital workflows in the dental and medical fields , Italy
Dentist and former CEO of Enabling Digital Dentistry, speaker and author of international publications, expert in digital workflows in the dental and medical fields in particular CAD CAM CAE 3D PRINT ,considered dad of the Dental FEA ( Finite Element Analysis ) dental engineering simulation, expert in Europrogramming and Structural Funds for dentists, advisor ANDI Milano ( Italian Dental Association ) and member of WG Dental Materials and Medical Devices to CED ( Council European of Dentists in Bruxelles ),Digital Health Advisor for Life Sciences Economic and Trade Mission of the Embassy of Israel in Milan.
Dr. Yaniv Mayer is a specialist in periodontics, serves as the head of clinical research and innovation in the Rambam's Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and past president of the Israeli society for periodontology. He received his degree in dental medicine from The Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem and specialized in periodontics at Rambam's School of Graduate Dentistry.
Dr. Mayer is a Certified Specialist by the Israeli Ministry of Health and the European Federation of Periodontology. He was also accredited with a diploma from the American National Board.
Dr. Mayer is involved in clinical research, gives lectures and teaches at the leading conferences in Israel and abroad. He is an official reviewer for several professional scientific journals dealing with the fields of dental implants and periodontology and involved in researches which received international awards. Dr. Mayer instructs and teaches residents in the department and students in the Technion's Faculty of Medicine. He is a co-owner of the PerioCenter Ltd. a leading dental center focused on periodontology and implantology.