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The Emerging Leader Program (ELP) in Oral Rehabilitation 

2nd Edition (2024 – 2025)

FOR ELP 2nd Edition

Welcome to webpage of the 2nd Edition of the FOR ELP. This 2-year expert and opinion leader development program in oral rehabilitation gives experienced clinicians and national speakers an opportunity to become the next generation of experts in our field. We are excited to have you here so you can see how the program evolves and our leaders in action. The program is currently running in Europe and North America with plans to extend to other regions. We are running the current edition (ELP 2022-2023) of the program until the end of 2023. The call for applications for the next ELP (2024-2025) is now open. Read more about it, below. The deadline for applying is October 31st, 2023.

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The Program

Our Vision

Our vision is to develop the next generation of experts in the field of Oral Rehabilitation:
  • Enable aspiring clinicians in oral rehabilitation to become recognized experts
  • Develop an international network of recognized professionals in the field
  • Empower emerging leaders to become FOR Fellows and FOR Experts

THE Benefits

Provide emerging leaders with coaching and mentoring opportunities:


The program aims to help emerging leaders:
  • Further establish their profile as a leading dental expert and grow their professional network internationally

  • Enhance their presentation skills online and on-stage

  • Extend their clinical expertise in varied advanced treatment concepts

  • Become a key part of a renowned, global, online dental community

  • Develop professionally through mentoring and by mentoring other clinicians

  • Present and publish clinical cases, treatment strategies, and clinical evidence

  • Become an international ambassador and FOR expert

The Three Pillars of the Program

Stage Presence ELP
Stage Presence

Top executive coaching and feedback on your own lectures and webinars

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Research and Publications

Scientific publications workshop: writing and editing manuscripts, abstracts & posters, visualization of clinical data, high impact case reports & video. 

Clinical excellence
Clinical Excellence

Individual training on advanced implant-based restorative treatment concepts at a renowned training centers to develop clinical expertise.

The EMERGING Leaders Class of 2022-2023

We are excited to showcase the FOR Emerging Leaders in Oral Rehabilitation from the 2022-2023 class. You can take a look at their biographies as well as a selection of their achievements.

See the Emerging Leaders and their work

Our Emerging Leader Council guiding our program

Focused on the identifying and developing future leaders, the FOR Emerging Leader Council strives to ensure the creation of an international scholarly community in oral rehabilitation.

Emerging Leader Council Co-Chair, FOR Board of Trustees
Emerging Leader Council Co-Chair, FOR Board of Trustees

The Emerging Leader Program Phases

Program Timeline

The program spans over the course of 2 years and is organized in 4 phases from program set-up, application and candidate selection, moving into the practical work phase and concluding with a certification phase. We are continuously working on the program events timeline and logistics (including workshops, conferences, seminars, round tables) and creating opportunities for Emerging Leaders to learn and present. We strive to provide the exact dates for each of these program events at least 3-6 months in advance.

2024: Q1 & Q2

  • Jan (exact date TBC): Online program kick-off meeting
  • 14-17 February: Face-to-face program meeting (Anaheim, California)
  • April / May (exact date TBC): Mastering High-Impact Communications (Module 1 - Online)
  • June / July (exact date TBC): A FOR event with potential lecturing opportunities & Mastering High-Impact Communications (Module 2- Online or F2F)
  • Also during Q1 you will have: Mentor pairing exercise, clinical residencies & round tables


Emerging leader starting phase

2024: Q3 & Q4

  • Ongoing: Clinical residencies, round tables, webinar recordings, ongoing mentoring & peer-to-peer exchange, publishing on FOR
  • Sept / Oct (Exact date TBC): Workshop in Digital Photography and Videography
  • April /May (Exact date TBC): A FOR event with lecturing opportunities
  • Nov/Dec (Exact date TBC): Year-end meeting
Emerging leader ramp-up

2025: Q1 & Q2

  • Ongoing: Clinical residencies, round tables, webinar recordings, ongoing mentoring & peer-to-peer exchange, publishing on FOR
  • Feb / March (Exact date TBC): Workshop on dental research
  • April /May (Exact date TBC): A FOR event with lecturing opportunities
  • June / July (Exact date TBC): Social Media workshop
FORward Program: Ongoing Phase

2025: Q3 & Q4

  • Ongoing: Clinical residencies, round tables, webinar recordings, ongoing mentoring & peer-to-peer exchange, publishing on FOR
  • Sept / Oct (Exact date TBC): Workshop on digital technology in oral rehabilitation
  • Oct / Nov (Exact date TBC):  FOR ELP Graduation event
Emerging leader final year

To the Emerging Leader Program Details

If you want to learn more about the program activities and logistics, including types of program events, cost, and time requirements you can read about these on the program details page.

To the Program Details

The ELP candidate profile

You should consider to apply to this program if you are a dynamic clinician practicing either in North America or Europe, you have a good English level, and several years of experience in clinical practice (e.g. General Dental Practitioner, Periodontist, Prosthodontist, Oral Surgeon, etc.) as well as experience in implantological surgeries. On top of this, you have to be passionate about developing your professional, as well as your soft skills and have the mentality to also give back (through knowledge sharing, mentoring, etc.) to the dental community and to your profession in general.

Apply to the Emerging Leader Program 2024-2025 Edition

The ELP application process is currently open, click on the link and apply today. The application deadline is October 31st, 2023.