President of EADSM, Universiteit Antwerpen – Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen - Belgium
Prof. Dr. Marc Braem graduated in 1975 as a general dentist and defended this PhD thesis in 1980 in the field of dental composites and non-destructive mechanical testing. This research topic gradually shifted towards fatigue testing of both composites and dental adhesives.
Since 1980 he became affiliated with the University of Antwerp (Belgium) where he is now full professor and head of the Dental Materials Lab that is involved with mechanical testing of oral appliances and 3D-printing applications. He is appointed as the head of the dental special care unit at the Antwerp University Hospital that is primarily involved with multidisciplinary clinical treatment and research in patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea.
This multidisciplinary team has secured substantial research funding from the Flemish Government, from national scientific organizations as well as the industry and has been recognized several national as well as international rewards related to their research on obstructive sleep apnea.
He has published in the leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and is often appointed as a reviewer of submitted papers, he lectures on national and international meetings, and is involved with medico-legal issues as an expert appointed by the Court. In 2017 Prof. Braem has received the “Pierre Robin Award” from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Finally, he is the current president of the European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine that has recently installed a dental sleep medicine accreditation programme to join with national dental sleep medicine societies in Europe.