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7th European Meeting – April 2016

ACTA – Amsterdam (7th/8th April 2016)

Saliva, Salivary Glands and the Dental Curriculum

‘…whetting the apatite for learning’


A summary of the meeting can be seen by following this link.

Please click on the session title below to see ‘PowerPoint’s of plenary presentations delivered at the meeting (Note: not all items listed here are linked and not all presentations at the meeting are listed)


Thursday 7th April 2016

Session 1 (Chair: Dr Jon Bennett)

  • Introduction  (Dr Henk Brand, Committee Member ABSTD/Local Organiser, ACTA and  Dr Jon Bennett, President ABSTD)
  • Welcome  (Dr. R.C. Gorter,  Director of Education, ACTA)


Session 2 (Chair: Professor Paul Anderson)


Session 3 (Chair: Professor Concha Martinez)

Free Oral Presentations:

  • From hypothesis to curricular content in biomedical science: Methodology for projects applied to European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in Dentistry. (Dr Aranzazu Balfagon , Universitat Interacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain)
  • From Biomarkers to a Regeneration Model – A Journey Inside Salivary Glands. (Dr Mihnea-Ioan Nicolescu, Carol Davila University, Bucharest, Romania)


Friday 8th April 2016

Session 4 (Chair: Dr Louise Belfield)

  • Saliva and Biomineralisation (Professor Paul Anderson, QMUL, London, UK.)
  • Function of Salivary Glands (Professor Gordon Proctor, Kings, London, UK)


Session 5 (Chair: Dr Ben Scheven)

Free Oral Presentation:


Session 6 (Chair: Dr Henk Brand)]


Session 7 (Chair: Dr Josie Beeley)