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Wise Ortho Hall of Fame



Professor John Williams graduated in Medical Sciences (MD) followed by a postgraduate degree in Dental Sciences (DDS) at the University of Bologna, Italy. He received his postgraduate training in orthodontics at the University of Ferrara, Italy. He became Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna in 2005. Since 2015 he has been Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics and Dean of the School of Dental Hygiene.


Dr. Steven Kahler


Steven Kahler is Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Bristol, UK and Consultant Orthodontist at the Royal United Hospitals, Bath, where he is clinical lead. He also works in private practice. He is currently the training programme director for the DDS/M.Orth programme at the University of Bristol and has previously been Director of the British Orthodontic Society Foundation and Chairman of the Consultant Orthodontists’ Group of the British Orthodontic Society.


Dr. Karen Molina


Dr Karen Molina (DDS, MSc, PhD, MOrthRCSEd, FDSOrthRCSEng, FHEA) is a clinical lecturer in orthodontics at King’s College London (KCL) based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. She graduated as a dentist in 2002 at Oulu Dental Institute, Finland and undertook a PhD in the Department of Craniofacial Development at KCL. This project, focussed on the regulation of Sonic hedgehog (Shh)signalling by the transmembrane protein Gas1 during craniofacial development. Her research introduced Gas1 as a potential causative gene for the significant human malformation Holoprosencephaly.


Dr. Anthony Durkin


Anthony Durkin has over 25 years of experience in orthodontic biomechanics. Throughout his career, he has worked to improve orthodontic treatment by advancing the understanding and application of biomechanical principles. He has previously held positions as Director of Research in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Connecticut and as a consultant for the NIH, universities, and private industry. With funding from the NIH, he founded OrthoMeasurements, Inc., a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing orthodontic force and moment measuring instruments for intraoral use. 


Dr. Erica Martel


Dr Erica Martel has had a private practice in Paris, France, since 1996. She specializes in lingual orthodontics and, in 2006, limited her practice to that specific treatment approach. 


She obtained her dental degree from the University René Descartes Paris V, France, and received her orthodontic training at the same University. Since 2013, she has been a visiting academic at the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, University of Bern, Switzerland and also teaches on the Master of Science Programme in Lingual Orthodontics at the Department of Orthodontics Hannover Medical School, Germany. 

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