Buonocore Memorial Lecturers


The Buonocore lecturer is selected by the Research Committee annually. Taken into account is the program for the subsequent year. Suggestions for the Buonocore lecturer should be sent to the chair of the Research Committee, Dr. Tilly Peters.

1982 – Dennis C. Smith, DSc. MSc., PhD
Toronto, Ont., Canada
“A Milestone in Dentistry”

1983 – Alan Boyde, BDS, PhD
London, England
“Enamel Microstructure and Operative Dentistry”

1984 – Martin Brannstrom, Odont Dr.
Karolinska Ints, Sweden
“Communication between the Oral Cavity and the Dental Pulp Associated with Restorative Treatment”

1985 – Erik Asmussen, Dr. odent et scient
Copenhagen, Denmark
“Clinical Relevance of Physical, Chemical and Bonding Properties of Composite Resins”

1986 – Ivar A. Mjör, BDS, MSD, MS, Dr. odont
Oslo, Norway
“Clinical Assessments of Amalgam Restorations”

1987 – P. Lambrechts, DDS, PhD
M. Braem, DDS, PhD
G. Vanherle, DR, DDS, PhD
Leuven, Belgium,
“Evaluation of Clinical Performance for Posterior Composite Resins and Dental Adhesives”

1988 – Sigurd P. Ramfjord, LDS, PhD
Univ of Michigan, School of Dentistry
“Periodontal Considerations of Operative Dentistry”

1989 – Edwina M. Kidd, BDS, FDS, PhD
London, England
“Caries Diagnosis within Restored Teeth”

1990 – N. H. F. Wilson, PhD, MSc, BDS, FDS, DRD, RCS
Manchester, England
“The Evaluation of Materials: Relationships between Laboratory Investigations and Clinical Studies”

1991 – John W. McLean, OBE, FDS, RCS, MDS, DSc, DO dont
London, England
“The Science and Art of Dental Ceramics”

1992 – David H. Pashley, DMD, PhD
Augusta, Georgia
“The Effects of Acid Etching on the Pulpodontal Complex”

1993 – Robert E. Baier, PhD
Buffalo, New York

1994 – Graham J. Mount, AM, DDS, DOSc, FRACDS
Adelaide, South Australia
“Glass Ionomer Cements: Past, Present and Future”

1995 – Felix Leitz, MD, DMD, PhD
Zurich, Switzerland
“The Post-amalgam Age”

1996 – David B. Mahler, PhD
University of Oregon
“The Amalgam-Tooth Interface”

1997 – Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD
Provo, Utah
“Tooth-Colored Posterior Restorations”

1998 – Kenneth J. Anusavice, DMD, PhD
Gainsville, Florida
“Materials of the Future: Preservative or Restorative?”

1999 – Dr. E. Steven Duke
San Antonio, Texas
“Thoughts on Contempory Restorative Materials”

2000 – Professor Dr. J. F. Roulet
Berlin, Germany
“Adhesive Dentistry in the 21st Century”

2001 – Dr. Jens Andreasen
Copenhagen,. Denmark
“Bonding Techniques in Dental Traumatology”

2002 – Dr. Lars Bjorndal
Copenhagen, Denmark
“Dentin Caries: Progression and Clinical Management”

2003 – Dr. Bart Van Meerbeek
Leuven, Belgium
“Bonding to Tooth Tissue: Current Status and Challenges of the Future”

2004 – Dr. Reinhard Hickel
Munich, Germany
“Classification and Clinical Results of Filling Materials”

2004 – Dr. J. Manhart
Munich, Germany
“Review of the clinical survival of direct and indirect restorations in posterior teeth of the permanent dentition.”

2005 – Dr. Franklin Tay
Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China
“Reducing Steps In Dentin Bonding – What Have We Really Gained”

2006 – Dr. Jacques E. Nor
Ann Arbor, Michigan
“Tooth Tissue Engineering and Molecular Biology in Restorative Dentistry”

2007 – Professor Tim F. Watson
Chicago, Illinois
“Operative Dentistry and the Abuse of Dental Hard Tissues”

2008 – Dr. Jack Ferracane
Portland, Oregon
“Placing Dental Composites: A stressful Experience”

2009 – Prof. Med. Dent Adrian Lussi
Bern, Switzerland
“Dental Erosion”

2010 - Dr. James Bader
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
"Assessing Quality of Care in Dental Practice"

2011 – Dr. Max Anderson
Sequim, WA
"Advancing Science:  Its Future Impacts of Dentistry"

2012 – Dr. David T. Wong
Los Angeles, CA
"Saliva: The Next Diagnostic Frontier"

2013 – Dr. Paul Sharpe
London, United Kingdom
"Tooth Development, Dental Stem Cells and the Creation of Biologic Replacement Teeth"

2014 – Leo Tjäderhane, DDS, PhD
Oulo, Finland
"Dentin Bonding:  Can We Make it Last?"

2015 – Dr. Gottfried Schmalz
Regensburg, Germany
"Material Tissue Interaction: From Toxicity to Regeneration"

2016 – Dr. Valeria V. Gordan
Gainesville, FL
“How to Bridge Research Results to Everyday Clinical Care”

2017 – Dr. Irina Sailer
Zurich, Switzerland
“To Crown or Not to Crown – Are the Traditional Treatment Concepts Outdated?”

2018 – Dr. Falk Schwendicke
Berlin, Germany
“Tailored Dentistry – Or One Size Fits All?”

2019 - Markus B. Blatz, DMD, PhD, Prof Dr Med Dent
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Update on Bonded Ceramics Restoration"

2020 - Dr. Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD
Ann Arbor, Michigan
"The Evidence Behind Minimal Intervention in Cariology:  The Role of SDF and Other Non-Restorative Strategies for Caries Management"

2021 - Dr. Sharukh S. Khajotia
Oklahoma City, OK
"The Interface Between Biofilms and Biomaterials, and Why It Matters"

2022 - Professor David Bartlett
London, England
"Does Age Cause Tooth Wear?"

2023 - Niek J.M. Opdam DDS, PhD
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
"Longevity of Dental Restorations or Longevity of Teeth: What Matters?"

2024 - Lorenzo Breschi, DDS, PhD
Bologna, Italy
"Changing Operative Mindsets with Universal Adhesives and Cements"

2025 - Prof Dr Med Dent. Matthias Kern
Kiel, Germany
(Subject Matter TBD)