World Clinical Laser Institute
WCLI 2017 in Seoul

Below are the confirmed speakers so far for this event. The speaker list will continue to grow over during the months leading up to the event.

Speaker Bios

Justin Kolnick
Dr. Justin Kolnick

Dr. Kolnick received his B.D.S. cum laude from the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was the first dental school graduate to be awarded the prestigious University Scholarship for Overseas Postgraduate Study. In 1982, he completed his postdoctoral endodontic training at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in the City of New York.

For the past 35 years, Dr. Kolnick has been in private practice limited to endodontics in Westchester County, NY. His practice, Advanced Endodontics of Westchester, includes a partner and three associates and is dedicated to fostering excellence in endodontics through education and the incorporation of the latest technology. In 2011, Dr. Kolnick created The Endodontic Microsurgery Group in a unique, state-of-the-art facility dedicated entirely to endodontic microsurgery and sedation.

Dr. Kolnick has been committed to endodontic education, first as an Associate Clinical Professor in Endodontics at Columbia University and then as an Attending at Westchester Medical Center and an Associate Clinical Professor in Endodontics at New York Medical College. Although he no longer holds these positions, he continues to lecture extensively on a local, national and international level and has published several articles on endodontics.

Ki-Tae Koo DDS, MS, PhD
Ki-Tae Koo DDS, MS, PhD

Ki-Tae Koo DDS, MS, PhD. received his Dental Degree at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. He then obtained his Master of Science degree in Oral Biology from Temple University in 2003. During this time he also received advanced training in periodontology. In 2007, Dr. Koo received his Doctorate in Periodontology from Yonsei University in 2007. He is currently an associate professor and program director at the School of Dentistry, Seoul National University as well as the former Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs. Additionally, Dr. Koo serves as an adjunct professor at Georgia Regents University. He has numerous clinical publications in various reference journals and continues to conduct research in areas such as: bone biomaterials, periodontal wound healing, and craniofacial tissue engineering.

Dr. Jerry C. Lin
Dr. Jerry C. Lin

Dr. Jerry C. Lin received his certificate in periodontology and Doctor of Medical Science in Oral Biology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He is a board certified and Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Lin teaches as a lecturer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and as an assistant professor at the Taipei Medical University. He is also a clinical instructor in periodontics and implant dentistry at the National Taiwan University Hospital. Dr. Lin has involved in leading the periodontal literature review course at the National Taiwan University since 2007. He is also the board director for the Academy of Dental Implantology, ROC. Dr. Lin is the founder and director of the Institute for Advanced Dental Education (iADE) where comprehensive periodontal and implant training courses have been offered since 2007. In addition to his commitment to dental education, Dr. Lin has an ongoing career as a periodontist in his own private practice in Taipei.

Dr. Gilles Chaumanet
Dr. Gilles Chaumanet

Dr. Gilles Chaumanet is a graduate of the University of Nantes in 1983. He is Clinical Associate Professor at Ludes University Malta/Lugano/Dubai, Visiting Professor at Tapei Medical University, Professor A.C. at the University of Cagliari in Italy, Adjunct Professor at AALZ and Visiting Professor at the University of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also currently maintains a private practice in oral surgery and implantology in Villeneuve Loubet, France, as well as a second practice in Verona, Italy.

Dr. Chaumanet holds multiple mastership-level accreditations in Lasers, Periodontology, Implant Therapy, Oral Surgery, and is currently serving as President for France of the Society for Oral Laser Applications, President for France of the Academy of Laser Education, President of International Institute of Laser Implantology, Member of the board of the International Institute of Laser Implantology, Ambassador of Global Oral Implant Academy, and many additional scientific committees and societies. Additionally, he is researcher and author of mulitple articles in international publications regarding the use of dental lasers and implantology.

Dr. Marina Polonsky
Dr. Marina Polonsky

Dr. Marina Polonsky graduated from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1999, with the Dean’s Gold Medal of Achievement, and is a member of Omega Kappa Upsilon Honour Dental Society and Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. She holds a Mastership with WCLI (World Clinical Laser and Imaging) Institute since 2012, Mastership in Diode and Erbium lasers from AALZ (Aachen Academy of Laser Dentistry) since 2015, Master of Science in Lasers in Dentistry degree from RWTH University in Aachen, Germany since 2016 and Advanced Proficiency certificate with ALD (Academy of Laser Dentistry) since 2017.

Since 1999, Dr. Polonsky maintains a private general practice in Ottawa, Canada, with focus on multi-disciplinary treatment utilizing lasers of different wavelengths.

Dr. Polonsky is actively involved in the educational aspect of lasers by teaching laser safety courses, Diode and Erbium certification courses throughout Canada, as well as lecturing world-wide on laser-assisted dentistry. She is affiliated with all 3 major International Dental Laser organizations: WCLI, ALD and AALZ. Recently she founded the Canadian Dental Laser Institute (CDLI), an organization dedicated to providing quality continuing education in Laser Dentistry in Canada.

Dr. Hyun-Jong Kim
Dr. Hyun-Jong Kim

Dr. Hyun-Jong Kim graduated from Wonkwang University School of Dentistry in 1995. He then obtained his Master of Science degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Korea University in 2007. During this time he also received advanced training in implantology. He is currently an adjunct professor at the School of Dentistry, Catholic University as well as the former outside professor at the School of Dentistry, Korea University. Dr. Kim serves as the representative dentist at Seoul Top Dental Hospital.

Dr.Kim is a member of the AO. Furthermore he is the Director of the KAOMI, the Vice Chairman of the ICOI and the President of the New Millennium Implant Academy. He plays an active part in implant field, not only in Korean society but also in the global village.

Dr. Kim also received a Mastership from the WCLI in 2007 and is currently an international director of the KAMLD(Korean Association of Maxillofacial Laser Dentistry).

He has numerous clinical publications in various reference journals and continues to conduct research in areas such as: periimplantitis and implant. And he has written several papers about periimplantitis and implant, and has given several lectures on Implant using Laser at AAO, KAO, KAMLD, and WCLI.

Michael Koceja, DDS
Michael Koceja, DDS

Dr. Michael Koceja graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1986. He served 8 years in the United States Navy Dental Corp. where he completed a Periodontal Fellowship and received the Navy Commendation medal for outstanding service. He received his Laser Proficiency certificate with the ALD in 2001 and Mastership in the WCLI in 2003.

Dr. Koceja has been in private practice since 1994 and has actively incorporated lasers into his practice since 1999. His focus is to incorporate lasers into the “Everyday Practice” of Dentistry and provide a less invasive, high tech standard of care for his patients.

Dr. Koceja has lectured throughout the world on Dental lasers, trained thousands of doctors and Hygienists and has been actively involved in laser product development and testing of Dental lasers for over 15 years.

Dr. Christopher J. Walinski
Dr. Christopher J. Walinski

Christopher J. Walinski, DDS has been an author, inventor and innovator in Laser Dentistry for almost two decades. His 2003 text on laser dentistry has been published in over ten languages. He is a Founding member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, a Diplomate and Past-President of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, and is the only American representative on the Editorial Board for the Indian Society for Oral Laser Applications, based in Mumbai.

He was a founder of, and is the Executive Director of the World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI), from which he has received Mastership certification, and has Laser Certifications through the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Dr. Walinski is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Laser Assisted Dentistry, and maintains a part-time private practice. He is Associate Professor and Director of Laser Dentistry at The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and is a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and Taipei Medical University College of Oral Medicine, emphasizing dentistry using lasers and other technologies.

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