De acht bekende sprekers van het Warsaw Orthodontic Congress® 2017 zijn:

Hieronder een korte samenvatting in het Engels over de inhoud van de voordrachten: 

1. Prof. Dr. Eustáquio Araújo (USA, Brazil)
’The mystery of impacted teeth: a poutporri of orthodontic pearls’

With time comes change, and with change comes progress.  Unquestionably, the achievements in our specialty have made our professional endeavors such a wonderful experience. Yes, the mystery of impacted teeth has a lot to do with my passion for orthodontics and academics.This program is a blend of old and new techniques that we expect to share with the objective to trigger a reflection on what we do and teach day in day out.
The Potpourri of Orthodontic Clinic Pearls includes dilacerations, impactions and ankylosis. We hope to be able to stir even more the passion within each one and revisit ideas and concepts we execute as clinicians.

2. Prof. Dr. Rolf G. Behrents, DDS, PhD (USA)
‘The meaning and value of complication and failure in orthodontics’

While orthodontic treatment is sometimes considered simple to execute, the attainment of an excellent result is not always easy. Because orthodontic treatment involves an a large number of assessments, decisions, and actions on the part of the practitioner and the patient, there are many opportunities for things to „go wrong.”  Numerous anecdotal reports suggest that a great many non-orthodontists are attempting to treat both simple and complex orthodontic problems and the results can be substantially below the quality of care provided by the specialist. Orthodontists, on the other hand, generally produce high quality results; still, complications do occur. This presentation will focus on some of the problems that can occur in orthodontics, why they occur, and their consequence in terms of legal, ethical, and professional development.

3. Prof. Dr. Lysle E. Johnston, DDS, MS, PhD (USA)
‘Edward Hartley Angle: In his own words’

It is no exaggeration to say that we orthodontists are where we are because of an inventive, intuitive primitive who has been dead since 1930.  This person—Edward H. Angle—built the specialty of orthodontics in the United States and saw it spread throughout the world.  His students and acolytes started the British Society and were instrumental in the organization of the European Society (4 of its 10 initial members).  Given his role in shaping the structure of what we do, it is unfortunate that Polish clinicians are separated from him by thousands of miles and a century of time.  It will be the purpose of this presentation to bring Angle to life by way of his words and illustrations of his many deeds.  I think the audience will be amazed and amused by the exploits of the eccentric innovator who built our specialty.

4. Dr. Wajeeh Khan (Germany)
‘Orthocaps aligners’

Bachelor of Dental Surgery; B.D.S. (1980-1984) University of Punjab – Lahore, Pakistan.
Postgraduate Training in Oral Surgery in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery- University Hospital Münster (1986-1989) University of Münster – Germany.
Doctor of Dental Medicine ; Dr. med. dent. (1989) University of Münster – Germany.
Postgraduate Training in Orthodontics in the Department of Orthodontics University Hospital Münster (1993-1996) University of Münster – Germany.
Specialist in Orthodontics Fachzahnarzt für Kieferorthopädie (1996) University of Münster – Germany.

Since 1996 in Orthodontic Private Practice in Hamm, Germany.
Since 2006 Managing Director and Chief Executive of Ortho Caps GmbH, Hamm Germany.
Over 100 lectures in symposia and universities around Europe.

5. Dr. n. med. Małgorzata Kuc Michalska (Poland)
‘Non-surgical orthopedic-orthodontic treatment of postpubertal and adult Class III patients. Can we increase the limit of Class III camouflage treatment?’

The protraction facemask connected with rapid maxillary expansion devices (RME/FM) has been widely used in the early treatment of Class III dentoskeletal disharmony with maxillary deficiency. However, the benefit of this early treatment modality is not clear. The growth potential of the mandible during and after growth peak influences the long-term success of early treatment. Unfortunately an unpredictable excessive mandibular growth in 20-33% of treated patients has providing to relapse during a growth period. Waiting until growth is complete and then combined orthodontic/surgical procedure has been told to be the best choice of treatment for adult Class III patients. But is it really the only viable solution for this malocclusion?

The favourable dentoskeletal changes induced by RME/FM protocols in young Class III patients appeared as a combination of effective skeletal and dental modifications in both the maxilla and the mandible. The similar effects can be achieved in older patients with a combined use of a Haas-type acrylic splint expander, a face mask, a lower fixed appliance, and long Class III elastics worn full time to enhance the anterior maxillary traction for the orthopedic phase of treatment. Followed by full fixed appliance and Class III elastics. This presentation will present the progressive changes in the face and bite during the nonsurgical orthopedic/orthodontic treatment in postpubertal  and adult patients with Class III skeletal malocclusion and different vertical patterns as well as short and long-term effects of this treatment protocol.

6. Dr. Peter Miles, DDS, MS (Australia)
‘Orthodontics: selling Speed for fun and profit!’

As orthodontists we are always looking to improve efficiency and reduce treatment time. Since the resurrection of self-ligating brackets in the mid-1990’s, there has been an increasing number of appliances and techniques proposing to reduce treatment time. This obviously appeals to us as clinicians and to our patients and is based upon the premise that the method involved accelerates the rate of tooth movement – but what is the evidence? Do the proposed methods make sense based upon our current knowledge of the biological and mechanical processes involved? This presentation will examine the core principles involved in accelerated tooth movement and in particular discuss the high level evidence regarding self-ligating brackets and vibration.

7. Prof. Dr. Gerald S. Samson, DDS (USA)
‘Orthodontic detailing and finishing ‘Trouble in Torque Town’ solving anterior dental esthetic torque problems with simplified mechanics’

• Private Practice of Orthodontics Marietta, GA USA
• Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO)
• Fellow of The American College of Dentists (FACD)
Dr. Samson is a 1975 graduate of Marquette University Dental School.
He completed pediatric dental residency in 1979 at Emory University under the direction of Dr. Ed. Hibbard. He went on to complete an orthodontic residency in 1981 under the direction of Dr. Harold T. Perry at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Samson has lectured extensively and is a Diplomat of The American Board of Orthodontics and Fellow of The American College of Dentists.He has been the featured speaker for numerous regional, national and international meetings including the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Currently, Dr. Samson is Adjunct or Associate Professor at 7 university specialty programs in the United States. In addition he reviews orthodontic mechanics papers for The Angle Orthodontist and was co-guest editor of Seminars in Orthodontics, March and June, 2014 “Age Appropriate Orthodontics”.
Dr. Samson was co-principal investigator in studying the Psychological Aspects of Orthodontic Patient Compliance, funded by The National Institute of Health- Division of Behavioral Medicine.
Since 1981 he has been in the full-time private practice of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics in Marietta, Georgia. Because of his special interest in the clinical modification of dentofacial development, Dr. Samson’s private practice is essentially limited to „growing” patients.

8. Dr. Tim Shaughnessey, DDS, MS (USA)
‘Lingual retention in orthodontics ‘When and why things go wrong’ scary retainer complications’

Fixed retainers are effective in maintaining the alignment of the anterior teeth more than 90% of the time, but they can produce inadvertent tooth movement that that in the most severe instances requires orthodontic retreatment managed with a periodontist. This type of unexpected and unwanted tooth movement is different from relapse into crowding when a fixed retainer is lost. These problems arise when a retainer breaks but remains bonded to some or all of the teeth, or when an intact retainer is distorted by function or was not passive when bonded.  In both instances, torque of the affected teeth is the predominant outcome.  Highly flexible twist wires bonded to all of the teeth appear to be the most likely to produce inadvertent tooth movement, but this also can occur with stiffer wires bonded only to the canines. Numerous examples of inadvertent tooth movement with fixed lingual retainers will be shown, along with a discussion of the most likely causes, suggestions for prevention, and supervision of patients during retention.