SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Dr. Samir Aboul-Hosn

Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery

Specialist in Maxillo-facial Surgery, Dr. Samir Aboul-Hosn obtained a Doctor’s degree of Medicine with “Excellent Cum Laude ” for his work on “The 3D technology applied to the Orthognathic Surgery” at the International University of Catalonia. Nowadays he is the Scientific Director of Vulkan Implants and Chief of Maxillo-facial Surgery Service at…

Plató Hospital of Barcelona. In addition, he works as Associated Professor at the International University of Catalonia, where he manage several projects of scientific research.

A special mention of his curriculum is the European Board of Oro-Maxillo-Facial Surgery diploma (EBOMFS) as recognition of his specialist’s degree at European level, as well as the publication of various scientific articles in national and international magazines.

His academic training has always been combined with stages in reference centers of North America (Miami and New York) and Europe (Bruges, Barcelona, Liège, Timisoara) running his career towards facial cosmetic surgery, orthognathic surgery (or dento-skeletal deformities) and the oral implantology.
Dr. Samir has been an invited speaker in national and international scientific events, he is member of several scientific societies (Spanish Society and European Society of Maxillo-facial Surgery) and collaborates with ONG’s offering medical help to third world countries.

  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery. Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona.
  • Specialist in Maxillo-facial Surgery (MIR). Bellvitge’s Hospital of Barcelona.
  • Doctor of medicine (PhD). International University of Catalonia.
  • uropean Board of Oro-Maxillo-Facial Surgery (EBOMFS).

Dr. Manuel Piñera

Implantology and prosthetic restorations

Dr. Manuel Piñera possesses vast proven experience in implantology and prosthetic restorations.. His meritorious professional career is distinguished for his dedication to the teaching and research in several universities such as UB and UIC over more than 20 years. At the same time, he has practiced private medicine as oral surgeon,…

…becoming a professional of reference.

  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery. University of Barcelona. Faculty of Medicine. 1982.
  • Medical Specialist in Stomatology. University of Barcelona. Stomatology School. 1985.
  • Master in Oral Surgery. University of Barcelona. Faculty of Dentistry. 1993.
  • Coordinator of the Department of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgical Pathology. International University of Catalonia.
  • Professor at the Master of Oral Implant Dentistry. International University of Catalonia. Department of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgical Pathology. Academic years: From 2012 up to now.
  • Professor at the Master of Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry. University of Barcelona. Department of Morphologic Sciences and Dentistry-Stomatology. Faculty of Dentistry. Academic years: From 1993 to 2011.
  • Associate Professor of Adults’ Integrated Dentistry. University of Barcelona. Faculty of Dentistry. Academic years: From 1993 to 1996.
  • Associate Professor of Oral Surgical Pathology II. University of Barcelona. Faculty of Dentistry. Academic years: From 1996 to 2007.

Dr. Octavi Ortiz Puigpelat

Implantology and prosthetic restorations

Dr. Octavi Ortiz, expert in Implant Dentistry and dental prosthesis, is a modern professional who practices in prestigious private clinics of Barcelona. Author of several publications and speeches at the national and international level, his work extends to the academic field where he is an Associate Professor of the International Master of Oral Surgery (UIC).

  • Degree in Dentistry. International University of Catalonia. 2005.
  • Master in Implant Dentistry and Prosthetics. New York University. 2007.
  • Doctor in Dentistry. International University of Catalonia. 2016.
  • Associate Professor of the International Master of Oral Surgery. International University of Catalonia. Department of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery. Since 2007.
  • President of the New York University Spanish Study Club. Since 2009.
  • Private practice at the three centers of Ortiz-Puigpelat Clinic, Minimally Invasive Implant Dentistry Center.

Other Vulkan® Scientific Partners

Dr. Javier Montero

Professor Javier Montero graduated in Dentistry from the University of Granada in 2001 with an average record of 2.846. In this same university, he completed his Master’s Degree in Dental Prosthesis, obtaining a final grade of excellent.

In 2015 he completed a Postgraduate Degree in Implant Dentistry taught by the Autonomous University of Barcelona which complemented his prosthodontic training. Between 2001 and 2005 he was awarded various research grants from local, regional and national entities. From 2005 until 2009 he was Associate Professor in Dental Prosthesis at the University of Salamanca, and later his relationship with this University was consolidated as a Professor of Stomatologic-Prosthesis, a position he currently holds. Since 2014 he is Director of the Master’s Degree in Implant-Prosthesis of the University of Salamanca. In his professional career, he has been main researcher of multiple projects funded by public competitive bidding at local, regional and national level as well as funded by companies in the dental sector. The scientific production of more than 55 publications in journals of great impact, as well as more than 15 doctoral theses conducted, endorse his condition as Director of the research group recognized by the USAL, called (“Progresses in Oral Health”).

  • Master in Dental Prosthesis. University of Granada. 2003.
  • Postgraduate of Implant Dentistry. Autonomous University of Barcelona 2005.
  • Professor in Dental Prosthesis. University of Salamanca 2012.
  • Director of the Master’s Degree in Implant-Prosthesis. University of Salamanca. 2014.
  • Author of more than 50 publications in journals of great impact in dental area.
  • Main researcher of projects financed by public competitive bidding, as well as financed by companies in the implantology sector.

Dr. Albert Gras

Dr. Gras has been working in the private medicine since 2004. With his own clinic, Albert is a specialist in the search for personalized and tailor-made solutions for each patient. He has extensive experience in Implant Dentistry and prosthetics.

  • Degree in Odontology. University of Barcelona. 2001.
  • Specialist in Oral Surgery and Implants. Since 2004.
  • Specialist in Prosthetic Implant Rehabilitations. Since 2004.
Dr. Enrique Sotelo

Dr. Enrique Sotelo

Graduated in Dentistry since 1995, founder and promoter of the Otelo Specialized Clinic in Valladolid. Dedicated exclusively to Periodontics and Implantology in parallel to a long professional experience, Dr. Sotelo has continued his training with a Master’s…

…Degree in Periodontics and Implantology at University of Alcalá-Iteco and a Postgraduate Degree in Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation by the New York University College of Dentistry. A professional development supported by continuous training and participation in prestigious international programs.

  • Master in Periodontics and Implantology. University of Alcalá-Iteco.
  • Postgraduate Degree in Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation. New York University College of Dentistry.
  • Postgraduate Degree in Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation. New York University College of Dentistry.
  • Master in Occupational Risk Prevention. University Carlos III of Madrid.
  • Dental Cosmetics Course. New York University College of Dentistry.
  • Dental Esthetic Course. University of Genève, Switzerland.
  • “Esthetic Excellence”, Dental Esthetic Course. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Oral Surgery Advanced Course. Alexandria, Egypt.
  • Fellowship of International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).
  • Member of International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).
  • Member of the Spanish Society of Periodontology (SEPA).

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