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Congress speakers

Confirmed speakers:

Prof. DDS, Dr. Med., MRCSEd, Ilze Akota, Latvia  
DDS., M.D., PhD, MOS RCSEd, Simonas Grybauskas, Lithuania  
Dr.Med. Mantas Kievišas, Lithuania   
Dr. Med. Lauri Käis, Estonia    
Prof., Dr. Med. Edvitar Leibur, Estonia  
Dr. Med. Heleia Nestal Zibo, Estonia  
Assoc.prof., DDS, MD, DR. Med., MRCSEd, Girts Šalms, Latvia  
Dr., M.SC, Frank Zastrow, Germany  

Ilze Akota


Dr. med. (Latvia,) MSc (Norway),Mos RCSEd;
Professor,  Head of Department and Clinic of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Riga Stradiņš University, Institute of Stomatology;  
Vice president of Baltic Association for Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery;
Councillor for Latvia of European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery;
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Mos RCSEd);
Member of Editorial board - Stomatologija. Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal  since 2003; European Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery since 2004.

Simonas Grybauskas

  Years of precision training in the field, skill tuning by appointment of leading pioneers internationally, collaboration with the reliable and professional team, raising patient awareness, treatment with prudence, honesty and respect allow to restore patients' health balance and achieve aesthetic well-being. The purpose of my everyday professional activities lies in the field of Orthognathic Surgery: Ortho – harmony – is at the core of results we are seeking, along with proper patients' health, aesthetics and well-being.

Mantas Kievišas


He is currently a plastic and reconstructive surgery resident doctor at the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics. One of his areas of interest is wound healing. He is member of European Wound Management Association (EWMA) and a co-author of several papers in EWMA conferences. In the topic of wound healing, he is particularly interested in platelet rich-plasma and its use for the treatment of chronic wounds. As a result, he is cooperating with Domantas Rainys, MD and Prof. Rytis Rimdeika, MD, PhD in a prospective randomized trial "A study on the effectiveness of autologous platelet-rich plasma gel in the treatment of chronic leg wounds". He is also a co-author of a recent article "Platelet biology and the rationale of PRP therapy in chronic wounds".

Lauri Käis


2010 graduated as MD from University of Tartu. Started residency of orthopaedics and traumatology in 2011, switched to residency of  otolaryngology and head & neck surgery  in 2014. Special interest in head and neck tumor surgery and aesthetic surgery. Have been mainly working/training in Head and Neck department of North Estonia Medical Centre. Spare time is reserved for hiking, running, swimming and pilates.

Edvitar Leibur


Currently professor emeritus, University of Tartu, giving lectures in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Speciality: oral- and maxillofacial surgeon. Main research topics at present are dedicated to the pathogenetic mechanisms  and treatment possibilities of patients with temporomandibular joint  (TMJ) disorders.  Clinical activity includes mainly patients´  treatment with various pathologies of the TMJ, needing conservative or surgical treatment.


Heleia Nestal Zibo


She graduated in Dentistry at Sao Paulo State University, continued her studies at the Maxillo-Facial Surgery at Santa Casa Charity Hospital of Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2006, she moved to Estonia and in 2011 completed the specialisation in maxillofacial surgery at Tartu University, received additional training in craniofacial malformations and cranioplasty at Helsinki Craniofacial Center and Oulu University Hospital, Finland. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Tartu University in 2017 and is a PhD student there. Since 2011, Dr. Nestal Zibo works as a maxillo-facial surgeon at the North-Estonia Medical Centre (Tallinn), with main interest and continuous international education in craniofacial, orthognathic and facial aesthetic surgeries. She is responsible for the initiation and development of a systematic multidisciplinary care of patients with craniosynostosis in Estonia since 2011.


Girts Šalms

  Girts Šalms works as certified maxillofacial surgeon since 2000. He is a Head of State Centre of Dentistry and Facial Surgery. He is a Professor of Riga Stradiņš University, teaches Latvian and international undergraduate and postgraduate students is an author of scientific publications. His special clinical interests are orthognathic surgery, TMJ, plastic and reconstructive surgery.
He is a member of the Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons of Latvia, Latvian Association for Dentists, Baltic Association for Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery, International Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons, European Association of Craniofacial Surgery, The Royal College of Edinburgh.


Frank Zastrow

  Private practice Dr. Frank Zastrow
Main implantological topics: Concept for surgical and prosthetic rehabilitation in patients with severe bone defects in combination with ANKYLOS and XiVE. Advanced soft tissue management and bone augmentation techniques with autogenous bone grafts. Current protocols for restorative solutions, including implant supported CAD /CAM superstructures.