95th european orthodontic society congress
17-22 June 2019 - Nice France

Keynote speakers

  • DAVID Véronique (France)

    Professor Veronique David is a university professor and hospital practitioner. She is head of the Unit of Molecular Genetics and Genomics at the Hospital Pontchaillou, Rennes, France and group leader at the Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes (IGDR).

    Following her PhD in genetics on the identification of haemochromatosis, she became an assistant professor in genetics at the University of Rennes1, researching the genetics of iron metabolism diseases. After nomination as a professor, she undertook research on the genetics of holoprosencephaly, a cerebral congenital malformation. The main aims of the laboratory, now belonging to the UMR6290 CNRS unit or IGDR, are to identify new genes explaining abnormal events during formation of the forebrain and to link these genes to signalling pathways implicated in brain development such as Sonic Hedgehog. The strategy associates new generation sequencing techniques and bioinformatics tools as well as developmental biology using chicken and mouse models.

    Molecular basis and diagnosis of midline anomalies of the foetal brain

    Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is a cerebral congenital malformation, defined by an incomplete separation of the cerebral hemispheres during embryonic development. HPE is a complex disease characterized by large variation in phenotype and aetiology. Classic HPE phenotype encompasses a continuum of brain anomalies including alobar, semi-lobar and lobar forms associated with facial anomalies such as cyclopia or cleft lip and palate. The full spectrum of HPE also includes microforms characterized by facial midline defects (for example single median incisor, hypotelorism) without brain malformations typical of HPE.

    Genetic factors causing isolated HPE are thought to be responsible for 40 per cent of known cases. To date, 16 genes have been identified, but their penetrance was incomplete. High-throughput sequencing strategies are widely used to identify new candidate genes for such complex diseases. Whole exome sequencing being particularly suitable for the identification of variants in coding region, while whole genome sequencing is being used to identify other alterations located in the non-coding part of the genome - largely unexplored until now in HPE and other congenital abnormalities. These approached have been used to test the hypothesis that the HPE could be due to the cumulative effects of rare variants in two genes or more. In parallel, genetically modified mouse models have been used, lacking two or more proteins, to test the combined implication of several genes during development. This holistic approach has been successful to decipher some molecular mechanisms implicated during forebrain and craniofacial development.

    It has been established that HPE follows an oligogenic model, in which penetrance and expressivity of existing heterozygous variant is modulated by variants in other genes belonging to signalling pathways involved in brain development.

    Aims: To describe new sequencing approaches in genetics of complex genetic diseases, using HPE as an example

    Objectives: To show that the mode of inheritance of midline and craniofacial anomalies is complex, involving the synergistic effect of several genes belonging to signalling pathways involved in brain development.

    Learning outcomes: Following this presentation, delegates should have acquired contemporary knowledge on new genetic approaches to decipher the complexity of multigenetic conditions with relevance to orthodontics.

  • MAJOURAU-BOURIEZ Aurélie (France)

    Dr Aurélie Majourau-Bouriez, completed her dental degree (D.C.D) at the University of Paris VII in France in 1989, and her orthodontic training  at the University of Connecticut in 1993. After graduation, she joined the Orthodontic Department of the Paris VII Garancière University as a faculty consultant for five years, before becoming an orthodontic faculty consultant of the multidisciplinary team for cleft lip and palate (CLP) at the St Vincent de Paul Children Hospital in Paris for 16 years. She then joined the Necker Children University Hospital in Paris where she has been for the past 8 years. There, she works as an orthodontic faculty consultant of the craniofacial and multidisciplinary team for CLP in the Maxillo-Facial and Plastic Surgery Department (National Center of Reference of Cranio Facial and oral anomalies, AP-HP, Paris). Dr Majourau-Bouriez has also worked in her private orthodontic clinic since 1993, specialising in the treatment of complex CLP cases.

    She is an active member of the North Atlantic Component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Club of Paris, and a member of the French Society of Dento-Facial Orthopedics, the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Cleft Palate-Cranio Facial Association and the Association Francophone des Fentes Faciales. She serves on the scientific board of the French Federation of Orthodontists, as co-president of the CLP committee. She also serves on the editorial board of « L’Orthodontie Française » journal and is a reviewer for a number of peer reviewed journals.

    Dr Majourau-Bouriezis the author and co-author of research papers related to CLP treatment and has lectured extensively on this topic nationally and internationally. She is also involved in the ‘Sourires de l’Espoir’, a part of the ‘Chaine de l’Espoir’ foundation which trains local surgeons in underdeveloped countries to perform state of the art surgical repair of CLP patients.

    Multidisciplinary treatment of cleft lip and palate patients: How to simplify treatment and to optimize long-term outcomes?

    Patients who have clefts of the lip and palate (CLP) deserve to obtain an aesthetic smile, a pleasant facial appearance and a functional dental occlusion. To reach these goals, the road is long, with numerous pitfalls to avoid.

    It is therefore essential to coordinate, for each patient, an individualised treatment plan with the CLP team, the different referral specialists, the patient and their family. To achieve successful long-term outcomes, the patient and their family must be considered as key people in the team. Treatment objectives need to be specific for each patient and should take into account anatomical parameters, growth direction, expected patient cooperation, and financial considerations. Treatment must be efficient and evidence-based in order to reduce the burden of care.

    More specifically for orthodontists, once the orthodontic treatment plan has been established with the CLP team, one needs to design efficient orthodontic/orthopaedic mechanics to deliver the correct force system in order to  reach the treatment objectives. Nowadays, progress in primary cleft surgical repair, associated with a better timing of alveolar bone grafting, makes orthodontic treatment easier and improves aesthetic and functional outcomes. Therefore, orthodontists should be comfortable treating these patients with no fear. CLP patients and their families are always grateful for their treatment and this is very rewarding for the orthodontist and their  team.

    This lecture will consider over 25 years of experience of CLP patient treatment and clinical research to show what we have learned to simplify treatments and to optimize long-term functional and aesthetic results. Combined surgical, orthodontic and prosthodontic protocols will be described, using clinical illustrations on consecutive and longitudinal patients from birth to the end of growth.

    Aims: To highlight more than 25 years of treatment of CLP patients.

    Objectives: To provide knowledge on how to optimize treatment by combining surgical, orthodontic and prosthodontic protocols.

    Learning outcomes: At the end of this lecture participants will be able to reflect on the treatment options available and the evidence base to support these treatments. Attendees will be able to discuss the importance of multidisciplinary work in the management of CLP patients.  

  • HAJATI Anna Kari (Sweden)

    Dr Anna Hajati obtained her dental degree from the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, where she also obtained her doctoral thesis in 2010. She received her orthodontic training at the Center for Orthodontics and Pedodontics, Linköping, Sweden. From 2004 to 2010 she served as an Assistant Professor of the Departments of Orthodontics and Clinical Oral Physiology at the Karolinska Institutet. 

    She is the founder and owner of Ortodonti Akademin in Stockholm, Sweden where she has run her clinic since 2006. She is engaged in patient awareness, patient centred procedures and has experience of digital technology in daily practice, as well as from research. Her basic clinical approach is lingual orthodontics. 

    Dr Hajati is an author of a number of peer-reviewed articles and is a co-author of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Orthodontics: Indications, Insights, and Innovations, by S Kapila. She is a member of the Dental and Craniofacial Bionetwork for Image Analysis. Dr Hajati has the ambassadorship for the American Association of Orthodontists in Sweden, and is a member of the World Federation of Orthodontists, the European Orthodontic Society, and the Swedish Society of Orthodontists.

    Lingual orthodontics and three-dimensional imaging

    During the last decade there has been a revolutionary change in the practice of lingual orthodontics due to the introduction of CAD/CAM based technologies and customization. Since the workflow has been facilitated, lingual orthodontics is now practiced by many orthodontists worldwide. Today, modern technology has generated even more CAD/CAM related options in our orthodontic toolbox. Therefore it is crucial to understand the basic features of medical imaging.

    This presentation will provide insights into three-dimensional (3D)  imaging and simulation procedures. The purpose is to deal with challenges and benefits using fully digital procedures. The technology is here to stay. Who is the driver? 

    Aims: To provide insights into 3D imaging in orthodontics.

    Objectives: To describe the 3D imaging options available in orthodontics and to present the benefits and challenges of using these systems.

    Learning outcomes: At the end of this session, delegates should have a basic knowledge of the 3D imaging and simulation procedures which are available and be able to discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages.

  • SCUZZO Giuseppe (Italy)

    Dr Giuseppe Scuzzo, graduated in medicine in 1983 (Rome University), and subsequently specialized in dentistry in 1987 (Rome University) and orthodontics at Ferrara University. He has worked exclusively in orthodontics, with a special interest in lingual orthodontics since 1983.

    He is adjunct professor in the lingual technique at Ferrara University and adjunct professor at Complutense University Madrid. He is also director of the First International Masters in Lingual orthodontics at Ferrara University and Co-Director of the postgraduate programme in lingual orthodontics at Complutense University and a teacher on the Masters in Advanced Study of Lingual Orthodontics at Basel University, Switzerland.

    Dr. Scuzzo has spoken and published extensively in Italy and abroad on lingual orthodontics and published 70 articles on this technique, He has published three books on lingual orthodontics, together with Dr Kyoto Takemoto, and these have been translated into six languages.

    Dr. Scuzzo has a private practice limited to lingual orthodontics in Rome, Italy.  He is a diplomate of the European Board of Orthodontists and the World Board of Lingual Orthodontists, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is President of the World Society of Lingual Orthodontics and of the World Board of Lingual Orthodontists and a past-president of the Italian Society of Lingual Orthodontic, the European Society of Lingual Orthodontics and the Italian Academy of Orthodontics.



    Lecturer: Giuseppe Scuzzo

    Excellence in lingual orthodontics is rarely achieved suddenly or spontaneously. Great finishing begins from the start and continues throughout treatment. This lecture will focus on how to increase control using the passive self- ligating square slot bracket and will highlight how customized torque design and fitting a straight archwire shape can significantly reduce treatment time, simplify mechanics and enhance quality. Furthermore, digital planning, offering total workflow support, will also allow achievement of predictable outcomes using this new generation of lingual appliance.  

    To introduce the concepts and mechanical advantages of the square slot and lingual straightwire appliance system.

    To explain the digitally customized planning aspects of this system and describe the different types of mechanics which can be used.

    Learning outcomes:
    Delegates can learn about this new system and will appreciate the  benefits concerning the quality of the treatment and day-to-day clinical management.

  • AAGAARD Esben (Denmark)

    Dr Esben Aagaard was a Consultant Surgeon at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Denmark from 2000 to 2017 and from 2017 at a  Private Hospital in Copenhagen Denmark. He is a clinical temporomandibular joint consultant for Zimmer Biomet Microfixation.

    He is a past president of European Society of TMJ Surgeons (ESTMJS) and a moderator at ACMF Controversies in Orthognathic Surgery (International course), Copenhagen, Denmark; the TMJ Symposium  (International course), Copenhagen, Denmark; and the ESTMJS Annual Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a member of the American Society of TMJ Surgeons, the (ESTMJS),. Past President 2015-2016, the   Scandinavian Society of OMF Surgeons, the  Danish Society of OMF Surgeons and the  Stryker Global Advisor Board.

    Dr Aagaard has given numerous international lectures and authored a chapter in the e-book 'Orthognathic surgery and alloplastic reconstruction; surgical management of temporomandibular joint Vols 1 and 2’ ( Florencio Monje Gil).

    Surgical management of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) when traditional conservative management fails.

    Traditionally, treatment of temporomandibular disorders was based on diagnostic assessments, patient information, splint therapy, arthroscopies, arthrocentesis and finally, open joint surgery. Earlier results of alloplastic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery revealed inconsistent outcomes. In recent years, promising results have been published with total joint reconstruction using new types of prostheses. The aim of this prospective clinical study is to describe a wide range of pre- and post-operative clinical variables following uni- or bilateral total alloplastic TMJ reconstruction (TAR) using biomet microfixation patient matched TMJ implants.

    Material and methods:  Two hundred and nine adolescent patients underwent unilateral (n = 109) or bilateral (n = 110) TMJ replacement surgery.  Their mean age was 42.5 ± 15.1 years; 89.5 per cent of joints were implanted in females.  The patients were assessed pre- and post-operatively at 1 week and 1, 3, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72 and 84 months. The patients were classified using the Wilkes Classification and jaw pain intensity (visual analogue scale), maximum incisal opening (MIO) and adverse events were assessed.

    Results: The mean follow-up was 55.4 ± 24.5 months (range: 1-7 years). Wilkes Classification was Class V (n = 94), Class IV (n = 70) or Class III (n = 21).  Previous non-surgical treatment and surgical treatment occurred in 96.7 and 91.9 per cent of enrolled joints, respectively.  Significant improvements in MIO relative to baseline (28,7 ± 11.1mm) were observed, beginning at 3 months (36.4 ± 7.6 mm; P < 0.005), and were maintained long term to 7 years (40.3 ± 9.6 mm; P < 0.005).  Patients experienced significant reduction in pain scores relative to baseline (6.92 ± 0.8), beginning at 4 weeks (1.9 ± 0.2; P < 0.005) and observed long-term up to 7 years (1.59 ± 0.2; P < 0.005).  The incidence of adverse events related to total alloplastic joint reconstruction was low. In 6 per cent (12/219) of alloplastic joints, adverse events such as haematoma, infection, swelling and heterotopic bone formation were observed. Most events were resolved through correct treatment according to clinical diagnosis.  In two joints (0.6%) the alloplastic reconstruction had to be removed due to infection. In one of them, a CrCo-implant was changed to a titanium implant. Eight joints (3.7%, 8/219) were revised without explantation. The remaining adverse events were resolved through antibiotic treatment.

    Conclusions: The present study indicates that TAR is a relevant treatment option, even in patients with a broad range of TMD. The results show, that patients gained an acceptable range of mouth opening and a significant reduction in pain following surgery. Although, the results seem promising, it should be emphasized, that TAR is associated with side effects and, thus, should only be used as an end stage treatment when less invasive procedures fail. A comprehensive pre-surgical work up is important. Furthermore, the level of patient information should be high in order to obtain realistic expectations. Ongoing prospective studies are needed to consolidate possible significant treatment outcomes.

    Aims: To provide an overview of surgical management of TMD problems

    Objectives: To present the different surgical possibilities after unsuccessful conservative treatment of TMD problems thereby enhancing the attendees’ understanding of the options available for patients with complex TMJ problems.

    Learning outcomes: After the presentation, the delegates should have acquired contemporary knowledge of the international evidence based literature in the field of surgical modalities for patients with TMD problems

  • LITTLEWOOD Simon J (United Kigdown)

    Dr Littlewood has been a Consultant Orthodontist since 2001, and is Specialty Lead at St Luke’s Hospital, Bradford, UK. He also runs a small private orthodontic practice and is Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University of Leeds, UK.

    He is currently an Elected Board Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England and is Chairman of the Royal College of Surgeons Intercollegiate Fellowship Examination. He co-founded the UK’s first Orthodontic Therapy Course in 2007 and is still one of the co-directors of the Yorkshire Orthodontic Therapy Course. He was Postgraduate Training Programme Director at the University of Leeds from 2007-13.

    Dr Littlewood is a world-renowned expert in orthodontic retention. He has published many scientific articles and book chapters and is the lead author for the Cochrane Systematic Review on retention.  He has lectured to orthodontic audiences around the world, particularly on the topic of orthodontic retention.

    Retention: evidence-based factors affecting success

    Retention is arguably the most important topic in orthodontics. In this lecture the most up-to-date evidence on factors affecting how successful we are in retaining our orthodontic results will be explored. This promises to be an interesting and entertaining lecture, which is of relevance to everyone involved in clinical orthodontics.

    Aims, Objectives & Learning Outcomes

    Aims: Provide a contemporary overview of scientific evidence on retaining orthodontic results
    Objectives: Establish means of reducing the risk of reducing relapse using up-to-date evidence
    Learning outcomes: Following this presentation, delegates will be familiar with some of the practical

  • ROSA Marco (Italy)

    Professor Marco  Rosa, M.D., D.D.S., D.Orthod.,  graduated as a medical doctor in 1981 then undertook his postgraduate studies, first in dentistry, then in orthodontics. He works in private practice, limited to orthodontics, in Trento, Italy and is an adjunct Professor at Insubria University in Varese, Italy.

    He is a former president and active member of the Angle Society of Europe. He is both European Board and Italian Board of Orthodontics certified. He was the winner of the 2016 Dewel Award for the best clinical article published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

    His primary areas of interest are 'Early Treatment: key points and new procedures', 'Missing upper lateral incisors” and 'Interdisciplinary treatment. He has published and regularly lectures internationally about these topics.


    This presentation will focus on orthodontic finishing after space closure in patients with missing upper incisors to establish the rationale, clinical methods and scientific evidence for space closure alternatives in patients with missing central and lateral incisors in the smile area. This will include a discussion of occlusal and periodontal finishing in order to allow the achievement of ideal aesthetics and long-term stability.

    AIMS: To provide guidelines for orthodontic finishing after space closure in patients with missing upper incisors.

    OBJECTIVES: To establish the rationale for space closure alternatives in subjects with missing central and lateral incisors.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: Delegates will learn about the updated scientific evidence, crucial details on how to manage the periodontal tissues and how to provide an ideal occlusion after space closure for missing incisors in different malocclusions.

  • SUGAWARA Junji (Japan)

    Dr Junji Sugawara is a Director of the Department of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy at the Sendai Aoba Clinic, Sendai, Japan, and a Visiting Clinical Professor at the Division of Orthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, USA. He graduated from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan in 1973 and worked there over 30 years.

    He is an active member of the Edward H. Angle Society (North Atlantic Component) since 2004. His key interests are in the skeletal anchorage system utilizing titanium miniplates as temporary anchorage devices and Sendai surgery first. He has given many lectures on these subjects in the Europe, the United States, South America, Australia, the Middle East and Asia.

    Long-term stability following the surgery first approach in Class III patients

    Surgery first (SF) was developed to address the serious problems associated with conventional surgical orthodontics, including a worsening facial appearance and occlusion during pre-surgical orthodontics, and extended treatment time. In the SF approach, jaw surgery is carried out to resolve skeletal problems as the first step and then the dental problems are corrected orthodontically. In our team, this approach was made possible by the application of the skeletal anchorage system (SAS), which enables predictable three-dimensional movement of the molars to solve complex orthodontic problems immediately after jaw surgery. The efficiency of surgical orthodontics is greatly improved by the SF approach, and it is much more patient friendly. Although there are many advantages in SF, because it is a recent advance in orthodontics, the long-term dentofacial stability following SF has yet to be clarified. In this presentation, the focus will be on stability after SF on the basis of 5-year follow-up cases in Class III.

    Aims: To provide information about the benefits and problems of SF and long-term dentofacial stability following SF on the basis of 5-year follow-up  in Class III patients.

    Objectives: To give contemporary evidence regarding how to predictably achieve treatment goals with the application of SAS biomechanics and maintain dentofacial stability over a long period of time post-operatively.

    Learning outcomes: By attending this presentation, attendees will acquire contemporary knowledge of the advantages of SF and of the importance of SAS biomechanics in post-surgical orthodontic treatment for managing complex orthodontic problems and maintaining long-term stability.

  • DARENDELILER Ali (Australia)

    Dr Darendeliler, BDS, PhD, Dip. Orth., Certif. Orth., Priv. Doc., MRACDS (Ortho), FICD, is Professor and Chair of Orthodontics, Discipline of Orthodontics at the University of Sydney (Australia) and Department Head at Sydney Dental Hospital, Sydney Local Health District. He received his dental training from the University of Istanbul and his PhD from the University of Gazi, in Turkey. His first specialist training in orthodontics was from the University of Geneva, Switzerland and his second from the High Education Council, Turkey.  During the course of his career, Dr Darendeliler has undertaken duties as a clinical instructor, research and postgraduate coordinator (Maître d’Assisstant et de Recherche) at the University of Geneva, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina and Research Professor at the University of Southern California. He was awarded with the highest honour the European Orthodontic Society can give being the 'Sheldon Friel Lecturer' for his scientific contribution to orthodontics, and the highest scientific recognition from the Australian Society of Orthodontists receiving the 'Begg Award'.

    His research interests include orthodontic tooth movement, root resorption, obstructive sleep apnoea, temporary anchorage devices, sequential aligners, self-ligating brackets, orthopaedic treatment modalities, magnetic fields and forces and dentofacial orthopaedics. He lectured in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia,

    In addition to his research and teaching commitments he also maintains a private specialist orthodontic practice.

    The jury is back and we have a verdict: accelerated tooth movement is on trial!

    The only way to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement is to accelerate bone resorption via biological response from the periodontal ligament in response to mechanical loading. In fact the question to be asked is: “Can we accelerate bone resorption?” Multiple methods, including drugs and external stimuli have been tested over the years. Some methods were promoted by companies, but often with little or no scientific evidence.

    This lecture will address all available methods utilised to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement, discussing the results of experimental studies, their clinical significance and whether these methods can cause any harm to dental structures.

    To review the evidence and discuss the methods utilised to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement.

    To describe the various methods available for accelerated tooth movement in order that practitioners can make an informed decisions regarding their application.

    Learning outcomes:
    At the end of this session, delegates should be able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of those methods that have been proposed for accelerating orthodontic treatment. They should also be able to critically appraise the various options available and consider their use in clinical practice.

  • GOUDOT Patrick (France)

    Patrick Goudot is Professor of Maxillofacial Surgery. He has been head of the Maxillofacial Department, University Hospital, Montpellier (2001 to 2009) and of the Maxillofacial Department, University Hospital, Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris, since 2009. He maintained a private practice until 2011.

    He was President of the French Society of Stomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery, the French Hospitalo-Universitary Collegium of Maxillofacial Surgery and Stomatology and the French Federation of Stomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery (2005-2009). He has been President of the National Council of the Universities, 55th section, Head and Neck Pathology, since 2013. He was also a member of the AO European Craniofacial Education and Steering Committee (2004-2010).


    Conventional techniques for orthognathic surgery planning are associated with various sources of error, which when added together can lead to a disappointing result. The principle of guided surgery is to prepare upstream and numerically, not only the bone sections, but also the location for screw drilling and to manufacture the specific osteosynthesis material. The basis of this planning is functional and aesthetic clinical examination and cephalometry. This technique can be useful in conventional surgery because of the time it saves during the procedure; it is also important in the planning of osteotomies for asymmetry. It also allows production of implants in porous titanium and distractors. The evolution of such devices will be shown, together with the indications and reliability of the results.

    Aims: To explain why guided surgery may be selected as the technique of choice.

    Objectives: To show the variability and adaptability of the technique and the reliability of the results.

    Learning outcomes: At the end of the presentation the audience will have an enhanced knowledge of the new techniques available for orthognathic surgery planning, in order to increase confidence in the final results.

  • JOST-BRINKMANN Paul-Georg (Germany)

    Paul-Georg Jost-Brinkmann, Prof. Dr. med. dent., undertook his dental training at the Free University, Berlin, Germany. He was appointed assistant professor in the orthodontic department of that university in 1986. In 1990 he was a JSPS research fellow at Kyushu University, Fukuoka Japan.  In 1991, after obtaining his orthodontic specialist qualification, he was assistant professor at the Free University Berlin and in 1994 at Humboldt University Berlin. He completed his PhD in 1997 when he was appointed associate professor at the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Humboldt University. He is now Professor and chairperson at the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Pedodontics at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and managing director for the Center for Dental and Craniofacial Sciences at the university.

    He was a founding member, and from 2000 to 2002, president of the German Society of Lingual Orthodontics. He was co-editor of the orthodontic periodical ‘Kieferorthopädie’ until 2008 and has authored/ co-authored more than 200 articles, book chapters and two books. In 2013 he was the recipient of the Ewald-Harndt Award.

    Facts and fiction about oral hygiene

    Orthodontists claim that tooth alignment may prevent future caries. However, despite intensive prophylaxis, approximately 40 per cent of patients in a clinical study developed some early caries.

    We all recommend various prophylactic measures, being convinced that they solve the problem. Among these are professional tooth cleaning with various devices, recommendation of certain tooth brushes, fluoride application, chlorhexidine for biofilm reduction, diet recommendations, use of certain materials that are supposed to reduce bacterial growth on surfaces, application of smooth surface sealants and instructions on how to clean removable appliances.

    This presentation, based on published and unpublished data, will demonstrate that no single approach is likely to prevent caries completely, nor is a combination of the measures a guarantee. Despite the fact that there is no simple recipe to avoid caries during tooth alignment, delegates will nonetheless learn which of the potential options is most effective.

    Aim, Objectives & Learning Outcomes

    Aim: To provide a detailed overview of the various methods available to enhance oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment and to determine how effective they may be.

    Objectives: This lecture will provide an enhanced, evidence based, understanding of the different prophylactic measures available to try to reduce the prevalence of white spot lesions and caries.

    Learning outcomes: Following this presentation, delegates should have acquired contemporary knowledge of the different prophylactic measures available to try to reduce the risk of caries during orthodontic treatment and should have a good knowledge of how they should use this evidence based information in their everyday clinical practice.

  • WILMES Benedict (Germany)

    Benedict Wilmes undertook his postgraduate training in oral surgery in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Münster, Germany. Subsequently, he received a postgraduate degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at the University of the Düsseldorf, Germany where he was appointed Professor in the Department of Orthodontics in 2013.

    Dr.Wilmes is the author of more than 100 articles and textbook chapters. He is a reviewer for numerous journals and has given more than 300 lectures and courses in 60 different countries worldwide. His primary interest is in the area of non-compliant and invisible orthodontic treatment strategies (temporary anchorage devices, lingual orthodontics and aligners). Dr Wilmes was awarded the first prize of the German Orthodontic Society in 2007 and of the European Orthodontic Society in 2009.

    Management of sagittal, transversal and vertical asymmetries using temporary anchorage devices (TADs)

    This lecture will provide an overview of different solutions and mechanics to correct asymmetries using TADs.

    Dental asymmetries are common and can require surgical intervention in cases of severe manifestations. The orthodontic correction of sagittal, transversal and vertical asymmetries usually requires advanced anchorage control. TADs, mini-implants and miniplates have been integrated into the orthodontic treatment spectrum in recent years. Due to the varying bone quality in the alveolar process, the risk of mini-implant failure and root damage, there is a tendency to choose the anterior palate as an insertion site providing much better conditions for TAD insertion.

    Aims: To provide an overview of different solutions and mechanics to correct asymmetries using TADs.

    Objectives: This lecture will provide an enhanced understanding of the use of TADs in the management of malocclusions with asymmetries.

    Learning outcomes: Following this presentation, delegates should have acquired knowledge regarding where to insert TADs and how to design the mechanics to correct asymmetries in order that they can apply this knowledge in clinical practice.

Importante dates

Important Dates

  • Monday, September 3, 2018
    Registration Opens
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018
    Abstract Submission Deadline
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018
    Application Deadline for Houston Memorial Research Award
  • Monday, April 1, 2019
    Early Bird Registration Deadline
EOS president

EOS president


Scientific Committee

  • Marie-José Boileau, chair
  • Dirk Bister
  • Susan Cunningham
  • Bärbel Kahl-Nieke
  • Christodoulos Laspos
  • Fraser McDonald