On the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Dental Anthropology School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb

Dental Anthropology Scientific Symposium 

Zagreb, 9-11. June 2016 (DASS Zagreb 2016)


Welcome message


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

In 2016 we are going to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of Dental Anthropology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb. The history of the Department is intermingled with the history and culture of Croatia, and is part of a European cultural heritage. We want to mark this jubilee with a scientific symposium entitled “Dental Anthropology – Historical Perspectives and Current Trends,” that will be held in Zagreb, June 9 – 11, 2016.

It is our great pleasure and honour to announce our guest lecturers. Professor G. Richard Scott, University of Nevada, Reno, USA, will present a full-day workshop on the Arizona State University Dental Anthropology System. The session on dental anthropology will be opened by our esteemed guest professor Kurt W. Alt, Danube Private University, Austria and Basel University, Switzerland. Our dear friend, teacher and guest professor over many years Tore Solheim, University of Oslo, Norway, will give a lecture on dental age assessment. The opening ceremony will be dedicated to the history of the Department. A preliminary programme is available and more information will be updated regularly.

On behalf of the Organizing Board, I invite you to join us and contribute a presentation on your research so we can make our jubilee an international festival of dental anthropology and history of dentistry. 

We wish you a warm welcome!

Jelena Dumančić

President of the Organizing Board