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About FOR

FOR is a global, non-profit organization advocating science, education and humanity in oral rehabilitation. In partnership with Nobel Biocare and governed by an independent board of trustees, we pursue a united mission to improve the quality of treatment available to oral healthcare providers. Together, we support projects in surgical, esthetic and reconstructive oral rehabilitation with a commitment to scientific credibility, evidence-based education and ethics.

Our ultimate goal is to empower more clinicians to embrace superior quality treatments, from routine to challenging, to enhance oral rehabilitation for patients across the globe.


The FOR website: The online resource for dental professionals

As part of our dedication to education we offer more than 1'000 resources created by dental professionals, reviewed by leading experts and available free of charge. Here is what you get access to with your free account:


The FOR Board

FOR is led by an international Board of Trustees of renowned clinicians and scholars, with Dr. Jay P. Malmquist as the Chairman and Prof. Dr. Charles Goodacre as the Vice Chairman. Learn more about each board member by clicking on their names.

Dr. Jay P. Malmquist is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and has been the Chairman of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation since August 2018. He has been part of the FOR board since its inception in 2013 and has shaped the success of FOR with his experience as practitioner and board member of multiple highly influential dental associations.
Prof. Dr. Charles Goodacre is a globally renowned academic expert in Prosthodontics and the Vice Chairman of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation since August 2018. He has been part of the FOR board since the very beginning in 2013. With his invaluable experience in the education of dental professionals, Dr. Goodacre has driven both the strategy and many publications of FOR's educational and scientific offering.
Prof. Dr. Mericske-Stern is a globally renowned expert in the field of Implant Prosthodontics and Geriatric Dentistry, both in clinical practice and clinical research. She has joined the foundation's board in 2013, has contributed with many outstanding learning resources and has the overall responsibility for humanitarian projects run by the foundation.
Prof. Dr. Ye Lin is an academic expert in the field of Oral Implantology. He has joined the FOR board in 2013, has authored various publications and is steering all local activities of FOR both in China and in other countries where FOR has a local presence.
Dr. Ana Ferro is an expert in Periodontology, Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Rehabilitation. After joining multiple programs of FOR and contributing with outstanding content, she joined the foundation's board in August 2018. Dr. Ferro is responsible for development opportunities for young talents worldwide.
Dr. James Chow is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and an expert in training dental professionals. He has contributed to FOR with multiple treatment presentations and video lectures and joined the board in August 2018. Dr. Chow is leading the key digital initiatives of the Foundation.

The FOR Center Team

The FOR Center Team is taking care of the global and local infrastructure and the administration of the foundation.

As the Executive Director of FOR, Michael is leading the FOR Center Team. He has been working in the dental field for more than 15 years in different functions mainly in the clinical research area.
Luana is the FOR Marketing & Communication Associate and is taking care of marketing and communication content at FOR.
Biancamaria is the Project Manager of FOR. She is a dental technician, and earned a Bachelor and Master Degrees in Materials Engineering for biomedical applications. With more than 10 years working experience in the dental industry, Biancamaria manages the clinical and scientific contents of the foundation.
Daniel is the Clinical Education & Communication Manager at FOR. He is a certified dental technician and has an MBA in International Management. Daniel manages the strategic projects at the foundation.
Joel is the Marketing and Digital Media Manager of FOR. Joel is taking care of the technical aspects of the foundation's digital offering including the website and its communication channels.

The FOR Experts

FOR would not be what it is today without our expert's contributions. More than 150 experts worldwide are contributing with content. Learn more about our experts through the link below.

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