DORS afholder fagligt møde:
mandag den 22. maj 2017 kl. 19.30
i Palle-Juul Jensen Auditoriet, Bygning 10,
Aarhus Universitetshospital, Nørrebrogade, 8000 Aarhus C
tirsdag den 23. maj 2017 kl. 19.30
i Dam-auditoriet, Odontologisk Institut, Københavns Universitet

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Dr. Mauro Farella

"Speed Limits in Orthodontics, fact versus Fiction"

There is an increased demand for fast orthodontic treatment, which has been facilitated by technology advancements of orthodontic appliances, but also by the heavy marketing of so-called ‘fast and easy’ appliances. Claims about fast orthodontics are broadly spread to dentists and to the general public thorough Internet and social networks, with very little control of their accuracy. As a result, patient expectations about short treatment time are continuously increasing. But has new technology actually changed treatment time and the efficiency of orthodontic appliance? This lecture will attempt to answer FAQs regarding treatment time in orthodontics, and to provide the audience with an update of current scientific evidence regarding factors that may affect treatment time in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, including brackets design and methods for acceleration of tooth movement, such as vibration and surgically assisted orthodontics. The role of patient-specific factors for clinical decision-making will also be discussed. Finally, a number of case examples will be illustrated. At the end of this presentation, the participants should be able to distinguish fact from fiction about treatment time in orthodontics.

Mauro Farella is Professor and Chair of Orthodontics, Director of the Postgraduate Program in Orthodontics (Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry) and Associate Dean Postgraduate Studies, and Deputy Associate Dean for Research at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He holds a DDS Degree (University of Naples), a Specialist Degree in Orthodontics (University of Naples), a PhD in Oral Sciences (University of Reggio Calabria), a Specialist Degree in Medical Statistics (University of Milan), and the "Venia Legendi" in Switzerland (University of Zürich). He is also been awarded Certified Membership of the European Board of Orthodontists (Helsinki, Finland). His current research interests include craniofacial growth, jaw function, and biomechanics in orthodontics. In addition, Mauro Farella is a widely recognized expert in orofacial muscles, bruxism, and temporomandibular joint research. Mauro Farella has published numerous (>110) original articles in peer-reviewed international journals, He was recently on the Editorial Board of the %quot;Journal of Dental Research", and is currently on that of the "Journal of Oral Rehabilitation". He has lectured around the world and he is an active member of many associations. He is the recipient of several national and international research prizes, such as the Alan Docking Award from the International Association for Dental Research, and the Sir John Walsh Award, to acknowledge the excellence achieved in dental research.

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