World Clinical Laser Institute
WCLI 11th APAC Symposium in Singapore

Below are the confirmed speakers so far for this event.

Speaker Biographies

Michael Danesh-Meyer BDS, MDS, MRACDS
Dr. Michael Danesh-Meyer

Dr Danesh-Meyer gained his BDS and MDS (with Distinction) from University of Otago. He subsequently taught at the University and was in full-time private practice limited to dental implants and periodontics in New Zealand prior to his academic appointment in the USA. From 1998-2000 he was Clinical Assistant Professor in Periodontology at Temple University, School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. He has been involved in preclinical and clinical research involving periodontal regeneration, GTR/GBR, rhBMP-2 and dental implants and authored numerous articles and lectured both nationally and internationally on these subjects. In 2000 he established the Institute of Dental Implants and Periodontics and the Auckland Clinical Training Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.

He is founder of the Auckland Dental Implant Forums and Dental Implant Network. Dr Danesh-Meyer is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, ITI member, Faculty member for GIDE/UCLA Masters program in implant dentistry, Associate Clinical Lecturer, Graduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry, University of Sydney and is actively involved in teaching periodontics and implant dentistry to dentists, postgraduates and specialists. He has been using dental lasers in clinical practice since 2007 and in 2009 incorporated the WaterLase MD for both surgical and non-surgical periodontal and dental implant treatments. He is an Associate Fellow of the WCLI.

Dr. David Kim
Dr. David Kim

Dr. David Kim received his dental degree (D.D.S.) from the University of Maryland Dental School, and completed his periodontology training and Doctor of Medical Science (D.M.Sc.) in oral biology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Currently, as an Associate Professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, he is also the Director of the Postgraduate Program in Periodontology and the Continuing Education at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.  

Dr. Kim’s clinical and research interests have been on the use of innovative concepts, technologies and biomaterials to enhance intraoral soft and hard tissue formation, especially by incorporating the tissue engineering concept to repair and regenerate soft and hard tissue volume for patients requiring dental implants to replace missing teeth.  He has conducted several research projects utilizing laser in treating periodontal diseases as well as treating peri-implantitis and they have been published in peer review journals.

Dr. Kim is a past recipient of the Joseph L. Henry Award recognizing excellence in research and clinical training from Harvard. In addition, he received Balint Orban Research Award, Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics, and Teaching Fellowship from the American Academy of Periodontology.  He is a diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology and maintains a clinical practice in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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
Dr. Ki-Tae Koo

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. Stanley Y. Yasuhiro

Stanley Y. Yasuhiro, DDS has been practicing general dentistry for 32 years, and is currently practicing in Guam, Marianas Islands. He has been a Biolase laser dentist for 15 years, using the Millennium, MD and the iPlus. He was trained as a Biolase laser field service technician initially in 2000, then recertified in 2005, and just recently recertified again in 2015. A graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1983, he received the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award.

Jurisdictions to practice dentistry include the states of Wisconsin and California, and Guam. In Guam, he was a member of the Guam Board of Examiners for Dentistry, and later became chairman of GBED for 3 years, also the dental director for Ayuda Foundation, two term President for Guam Dental Society, the National Liaison for GDS for over 15 years. He is a member of American Dental Association, FDI, Asia Pacific Regional Organization, Guam Dental Society, and past member of Guam Board of Examiners for Dentistry.

Interests in dentistry include Occulsal Rehabilitation, Full Mouth Reconstruction, Dental Implants Surgery and Prosthetics, TMD treatment and Laser Dentistry. He has lectured on prosthetics and laser dentistry in Hawaii and Japan.


Dr. Kelvin Chua
Dr. Kelvin Chua

Dr. Chua received his B.D.S. from National University of Singapore. While serving his government bond in National University Hospital and Singapore Armed Forces, he was exposed to advanced restorative and surgical procedures.

His strong desire for continuous education led Dr Chua to train locally and overseas in the fields of Posterior Aesthetic and Same Day Crown or Restorations at Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy (IDEA) in the United States of America. His interest in facial aesthetics led to his pursue of Certificate of Competency for botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. He is also a Digital Smile Design member.

Dr Kelvin Chua has also been appointed as a teaching assistant for an Academy of Laser Dentistry certification course held in Singapore. Kelvin is currently on the Executive Council of College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore and was an organising chairperson for one of their laser symposiums. He is also a member of Singapore Dental Association, Medical Alumni and American Dental Association.

Dr. Hyun-Jong Kim
Dr. Yue Weng Cheu

Dr. Yue Weng Cheu completed his BDS degree at the National University of Singapore and was awarded The Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation Annual Scholarship Award. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute. He is also a Member of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. An ISCD-Certified International CEREC trainer (Paris 2010, Istanbul 2012 and Barcelona 2014). He has also obtained his Certificate of Oral Implantology from Frankfurt University.

Dr. Yue Weng Cheu completed the full TMD continuum at Occlusion Connections under the tutelage of Dr Clayton Chan. Dr Yue has been lecturing and conducting hands-on courses on Clinical Digital Photography, CAD-CAM, Laser Dentistry and TMD. He is the Clinical Director of DP Dental and his six-chair practice focusing on integrated utilization of advanced dental technology such as Laser, CAD-CAM and 3D jaw tracking and imaging to enhance diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes for his patients.

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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  • 11th Asia-Pacific Symposium
  • • September 22-23, 2018
  • • Singapore
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