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.
Evolution of the lingual straightwire technique
The latest trend in lingual orthodontics is the digitally customized lingual straightwire appliance. This lecture will focus on a combination of straight archwire systems, which can significantly simplify the mechanics, and the advantages of the square slot passive self-ligating appliance. Full digital planning with total three-dimensional control can customize the torque design, improving the quality of treatment with a significant reduction in treatment time. Predictable outcomes can be achieved using this new lingual appliance generation.
Aims: To introduce the concepts of the digitally customized lingual straightwire appliance system.
Objectives: To explain the treatment planning aspects of this system and describe the different types of mechanics which can be used.
Learning outcomes: Delegates will learn about the diversity of this lingual system and be able to discuss how this could be introduced to their own clinical practice.