Ben Wu, DDS, PhDChairman, RODO Scientific Advisory Board
Professor and Chairman, UCLA Division of Advanced Prosthodontics
Professor and Chairman Emeritus, UCLA Department of Bioengineering
Director, Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology
Ben Wu is is an internationally renowned innovator and leader in dentistry and bioengineering. He is Professor and Chair of the Division of Advanced Prosthodontics, and the Director of the Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He also chaired the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA School of Engineering, and holds formal faculty appointments in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Department of Materials Science. All four departments are highly ranked within their respective disciplines. Prof. Wu obtained his residency training in Advanced Prosthodontics at Harvard, and his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, he investigated the powder-binder interaction physics for 3D Printing of biomedical relevant materials, and published the first papers on 3D Printed drug delivery devices and tissue engineering scaffolds. His research applies bioengineering approaches to regenerate lost tissues and control wound healing by developing biomimetic strategies. He has also developed advanced material processing technologies to enable the production of novel structures and functions; and created novel medical devices that will impact the way we diagnose and treat diseases. He has published over 200 journal articles and patents, and delivered over 100 lectures around the world. His innovations have resulted in commercial licenses and several start-up companies to address real world problems in dentistry and medicine.
As a clinician, Dr. Wu provides multidisciplinary patient care in the UCLA Faculty Group Dental Practice, where he focuses on the treatment of advanced, complex oral rehabilitation using implant, fixed, and removable prosthodontics. He is a fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics, and serves on numerous advisory committees in academia and industry. In addition to his experience in prosthodontics, bioengineering, and entrepreneurship, , Dr. Wu brings unique expertise with the RODO core technology to this highly accomplished Scientific Advisory Board.
Scientific Advisory Board
Hans-Peter Weber, D.M.D.Member, RODO Scientific Advisory Board
Professor and Chairman, Department of Prosthodontics
Tufts University School of Dentistry
Dr. Hans-Peter Weber, D.M.D., Dr. med. dent. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Prior to Tufts, he was the Nagle Professor and Chairman of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Weber holds dental degrees from the University of Berne, Switzerland (Dr. med. dent.) and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), and dual Certificates in Prosthodontics and Periodontology from the University of Berne.
Dr. Weber has contributed extensively to the scientific literature in his field and is a frequently invited lecturer at national and international meetings. He is past president of the Academy of Prosthodontics, the oldest and most elite academy in dentistry, an Honorary Member of the American College of Prosthodontists, and a Member of the Board of the International Team for Implantology (ITI). Dr. Weber also serves as Associate Editor of the journal Clinical Oral Implants Research and is on the Editorial Board of the several major journals in prosthodontics, implantology, and periodontology. Dr. Weber’s is widely considered among the preeminent experts in implant dentistry worldwide.
Clark Stanford, DDS, PhDMember, RODO Scientific Advisory Board
Distinguished Professor and Dean, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
Clark Stanford, DDS, PhD is Distinguished Professor and Dean at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. He received his DDS, Prosthodontics certificate, and PhD, at the University of Iowa. He has authored 20 book chapters, over 120 journal publications, and more than 140 research abstracts in novel bio-inspired medical device designs, novel clinical trials designs (e.g., expertise-based randomized control trial designs for chronic pain) and the development of large research teams to address complex research questions concerning chronic pain and the genetic and phenotypic outcomes of a group of birth defects concerning the Ectodermal Dysplasias. He serves on multiple national and international committees associated with the International Association for Dental Research, American Dental Association, National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias, American College of Prosthodontist, and the Board of Director for the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Stanford is the recipient of numerous academic awards including the 2007 State of Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award, and is the first and only Dentistry faculty member to hold the prestigious UIC Distinguished Professor, the University’s highest academic honor.
Steven Eckert, DDS, MSMember, RODO Scientific Advisory Board
Director, American Board of Prosthodontics
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants
Steven Eckert is currently Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and is world renowned for his expertise in implant prosthodontics. Dr. Eckert graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, and has completed a General Practice Residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago. After his graduate training in Pprosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Master of Science at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, he was invited to be on staff at this prestigious clinic where he rose through the ranks until he reached Professor Emeritus. A Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics, Academy of Osseointegration, the Amercian Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, and the Acacemy of Prosthodontics and International Team for Implantology, he is currently in private practice in Minneapolis.
He is past president of the most influential organizations in dental implantology and prosthodontics, including the Academy of Osseointegration, the Amercian Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, and the Acacemy of Prosthodontics. Dr. Echert currently serves as the Director, Vice President, and examiner of the American Board of Prosthodontics.
William Giannobile, DDS, MS, DMScMember, RODO Scientific Advisory Board
Najjar Endowed Professor of Dentistry and Biomedical Engineering
Chair of the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine
University of Michigan, School of Dentistry
William Giannobile is the Najjar Endowed Professor of Dentistry and Biomedical Engineering and Chair of the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He received his DDS and an MS in Oral Biology from the University of Missouri, and his certificate in Periodontology and Doctor of Medical Science in Oral Biology from Harvard University. Following a productive postdoctoral training in Molecular Biology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan. He has published and lectured extensively in the fields of Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering, and Salivary Diagnostics as it relates to periodontal and peri-implant reconstruction. Dr. Giannobile is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dental Research and is on the editorial boards of multiple journals. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and past president of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. Dr. Giannobile has served as member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Organogenesis, OraPharma, , Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Dentigenix, and BioMimetic Therapeutics. He currently serves on the Dental Products Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee for the Food and Drugs Administration.
Radi M. Masri, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.Member, RODO Scientific Advisory Board
Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Radi Masri is Associate Professor in both the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and School of Medicine. He is Principal Investigator of a federally funded research laboratory that studies the etiology and treatment of chronic pain, and develops novel technology to improve dental therapy. Both programs are funded by prestigious NIH R01 research grants. Dr. Masri received his first dental degree (BDS) from the University of Jordan Dental School in 1997 and completed a prosthodontic residency at the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry in 2001. Dr. Masri has a Master degree in oral biology and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, and completed a three year postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, a member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and a Member of the Academy of Prosthodontics. Dr. Masri serves as examiner for the American Board of Prosthodontics, and as Associate Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Prosthodontics. Dr. Masri is the recipient of numerous honors, including the BioMaryland LIFE Prize Award for the most promising invention in 2015, and the American College of Prosthodontists Clinician/Researcher Award to recognize his outstanding contributions to the welfare and advancement of the College and/or specialty of Prosthodontics. Dr. Masri brings a unique combination of innovation, academic excellence, and clinical expertise to our Scientific Advisory Board.