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Trevor Burke, DDS, MSc, MDS, MGDS, FDS RCS (Edin), FDS RCS (Eng.), FFGDP(UK), FADM
Trevor Burke graduated from Queens University in Belfast. He worked in general dental practice in Manchester from 1974 to 1996, whilst also working in the Unit of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester. He has been Professor of Primary Dental Care at the University of Birmingham and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry since 2000.  He has authored or co-authored 290 papers in peer-reviewed journals and been awarded over 80 research grants.  His main research interests  include  properties  and applications of tooth-colored restorative materials, clinical evaluation of the performance of materials in general dental practice, the design of an  index  of  oral  health  for clinical audit and quality control, and ill-health  retirement  among  dentists. In 1993 he established the PREP (Product Research and Evaluation by Practitioners) Panel, a group of dentists who carry out research in their practices.  Trevor co-ordinates this group, which has now completed over 60 evaluations of materials and techniques, with the group having grown presently to 30 members. He is also an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, was Chair of the Board of Board of Dental Protection until November 2014 and is the Editorial Director of Dental Update. Trevor’s time at the University is mainly spent being Director of the Masters course in Advanced General Dental Practice, this having been established 14 years ago as a campus-based course , and which is now a Distance course for dentists anywhere in the world.

Dr Koepp & Mentzel
Born in Windhoek, Namibia on 5 March 1961.
Matriculated at the German Private High School (DHPS), Windhoek 1979.
Married to Ute with two sons, Thorsten Gerhard (21 years old) and Oliver Jürgen (18 years old).
Completed two years of study in basic sciences (B.Sc.) at the University of Stellenbosch, started study in dentistry in 1982.

Professional qualifications:

B.Ch.D. - University of Stellenbosch 1986
Dip(Odont) (Oral surgery) Cum laude - University of Pretoria 1994
M.Ch.D. (Chir. Max-Fac. Dent.) - University of Pretoria 2001

Professional registrations:
Is currently registered as Maxillo-Facial & Oral surgeon with:

Medical and Dental Council of Namibia
Health Professions Council of South Africa

Professional memberships:

Namibian Dental Association
South African Dental Association
International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
South African Society of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeons (SASMFOS)
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)

Professional history:

1986-1988 Employed as dentist by the Department of National Health and Welfare, Windhoek, Namibia (Simultaneously doing national service in the South African Defence Force).
1988-1995 Private practitioner dentist in Windhoek Namibia.
1992 & 1993 (for a period of three months) Private practitioner dentist in Erbach, Germany.
1996-2001 Registrar in Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery at the University of Pretoria.
Since 2001 Private practitioner Maxillo-Facial and Oral surgeon in Windhoek, 103 Roman Catholic Hospital, Namibia.

Special interests in MFOS:

Traumatology, Orthognathic Surgery, Implanto-Orthognathic Reconstructive Surgery.

Hobbies and special interests:
Soccer coach SKW

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