Faculty - Mouth Cancer

Meet our Editorial Panel who are the key opinion leaders in the field of mouth cancer and dental care. This expert panel in collaboration with the WILEY editorial team has curated the independent educational modules where you can get resources on the latest advancements in the diagnosis, treatment and management of mouth cancer, with a focus on oral hygiene and dental care.

Liam Addy

Liam Addy

Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Cardiff

Liam Addy qualified in 1996 from Bristol University.  After 2 years of SHO posts, where he gained his MFDS from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, he undertook an MPhil at Liverpool University.  He then moved to Cardiff to complete his specialist training in Restorative Dentistry.

Liam has been a Consultant since 2006 and is currently, the Clinical Lead for Oral Rehabilitation of Cardiff and Vale Head and Neck Cancer Services.  He is also Deputy Clinical Director.  He has delivered over 100 hands-on courses and has published 39 peer-reviewed articles.

Michael Lewis

Prof. Michael A.O. Lewis

PhD, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS(Eng), FRCPath, FFGDP(UK), FHEA, Emeritus Professor, University of Cardiff

Mike Lewis is Emeritus Professor at Cardiff University.  He has held a number of senior professional positions including: President of the British Society for Oral Medicine, President of the British Society for Oral & Dental Research, Dean of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, Dean of the School Dentistry at Cardiff University, Dental Member of the Department of Health Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Hospital Acquired Infection and Dental Member of the Advisory Council for Misuse of Drugs at the Home Office.  

Academically, Professor Lewis has published over 200 scientific articles and delivered more than 700 invited lectures worldwide.  He is the author of best-selling textbooks on the subjects of Oral Medicine and Oral Microbiology.  He is a Registrant Member of the General Dental Council and was recently awarded the John Tomes Medal by the British Dental Association for outstanding service to the dental profession.  

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Prof. Giovanni Lodi

Professor, Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Giovanni Lodi is a Professor of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences at the Università degli Studi di Milano.  He qualified in Dentistry at the Università degli Studi di Milano and obtained his PhD from the University of London, following which he began working for the oral medicine service at the dental clinic of the University Hospital of Milano.

Professor Lodi has published around 200 works in the field of oral medicine, evidence-based dentistry and special needs.  He is currently an honorary Senior Lecturer of the Department of Oral Medicine - Eastman Dental Institute-UCL London; Member of the Steering Committee of the World Workshop on Oral Medicine; Editor in Chief of the Italian dental journal, Dental Cadmos; Editor in Chief of Oral Diseases, the International leading journal in oral medicine; and Head of the hospital unit of Odontostomatologia 2, Milano. 

Marco Meleti

Prof. Marco Meleti

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Surgery, Università degli studi di Parma, President Elect, European Association of Oral Medicine

Marco Meleti is Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine and Surgery at the Università degli Studi di Parma.  He obtained his dental degree at the Università degli Studi di Parma, before carrying out several advanced programs in Milan and Florence, before receiving his PhD in Oral Sciences at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Oral Pathology, Vrije Universiteit Medisch. 

Professor Meleti is President Elect at the European Association of Oral Medicine, and maintains an active research career around early diagnosis of oral and systemic diseases, the pathogenesis of oral cancer, and the new technologies in oral surgery.

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Dr Gitana Rederiene

President, European Dental Hygienists Federation, Dental Hygienist, President, Lithuanian Dental Hygienists Association

Dr Gitana Rederiene completed her Dental Hygiene and Public Health studies at Lithuanian Health Science University in Kaunas and carried out her doctoral thesis at Vilnius University Medical Faculty.  Her main research topic is the empowerment of the professional group of dental hygienists and clarifying their role in shaping the oral health policy.

Gitana has presented numerous poster presentations at various international conferences and is an author of scientific and popular articles.  She is a practising dental hygienist at the University clinic and regularly holds courses and lectures for continuing education on various topics nationally and internationally.  Dr Gitana Rederiene is a member of the European Association of Dental Public Health, as well as a member of the Advisory Board at the European Forum for Primary Care.  She is a board member of the Odontology faculty of Lithuanian Health Science University and a consultant for a few dental hygiene programs in Lithuania.

Dr Gitana Rederiene is the President of the European Dental Hygienists Federation and President of the Lithuanian Dental Hygienists Association.

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Dr Martina Violati

Medical Oncologist, Department of Medical Oncology, ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo - Ospedale San Paolo

Dr Martina Violati is a medical oncologist at Santi Paolo and Carlo Hospital in Milan, specializing in head and neck, and skin cancer.  Dr Violati is currently the professional reference for these tumours for both San Carlo and San Paolo Hospitals and she is the multi-disciplinary group coordinator.

Concerning Dr Violati's involvement in clinical research, she has been the Principal Investigator for several published head and neck studies; her investigations focusing on identifying new strategies in the treatment and assessment of biomolecular patterns for this type of cancer.