Specjalistyczne kursy dla ortodontów

Detailed program

Wednesday, April 22 2015

Prof. Dr. Gerald S. Samson, DDS
“Thinking Smart.” Clinical Orthodontics and Problem Solving
1.30 – 5.00 Prof. Dr. Björn Ludwig
Palatal Miniscrews – Insertion and Biomechanics
Opening Ceremony – free admission
8.00 – 10.30 Opening Ceremony
8.00 – 8.30 Welcome Speech
8.30 – 10.30 “Get Together” Coctail with live music

Thursday, April 23 2015

9.00 – 9.40 Prof. Dr. Adrian Becker, BDS, LDS RCS, DDO, RCPS
The Resorption That Is Associated with Impacted Teeth
9.40 – 9.45 Discussion
9.45 – 10.25 Prof. Dr. Stella Chaushu, DMD, MMSc, PhD
Impacted Teeth and Impending Failure
10.25 – 10.30 Discussion
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.00 Prof.Dr. Björn Ludwig
Different Aspects of Bone-Bone RPE
12.00 – 12.30 Panel Discussion
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch break
1.30 – 2.30 Prof. Dr. Gerald S. Samson, DDS and Prof. Dr. S. Jay Bowman, DMD,
MSD Feel Like a TAD? Sometimes You Don’t
2.30 – 3.00 Panel Discussion
3.00 – 3.30 Coffee break
3.30 – 4.30 Prof. Dr. Peter H. Buschang, PhD
Orthodontic Myths and Facts – a Collection of Commonly Held Clinical Beliefs That Cannot Be Supported by the Evidence
4.30 – 5.00 Panel discussion
5.15 – 6.15 Sponsor’s lecture
Dr. Andrea Bazucchi The Applicability of Invisalign® in Everyday Practice
7.00 – 11.00 Gala Dinner
Belvedere – Łazienki Królewskie, ul. Agrykoli 1, Warsaw

Friday, April 24 2015

9.00 – 10.00 Prof. Dr. Peter Wing Hong Ngan, DMD
30 Years of Functional Jaw Orthopedics
10.00 – 10.30 Panel Discussion
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.00 Prof. Dr. S. Jay Bowman, DMD, MSD
Just Face It: Esthetics, Extraction, Expansion and Early in Ortho
12.00 – 12.30 Panel Discussion
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch
1.30 – 2.30 Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Łoza-Sołtyk, PhD
Easy and Invisi – How to Drive the Smallest Appliance
2.30 – 3.00 Panel Discussion
3.00 – 3.30 Coffee break
3.30 – 4.30 Prof. Dr. Raffaele Spena
PFO (Periodontally Facilitated Orthodontics), TAD (Temporary Anchorage Device) and CCO. How to Deal with Complex and Risky Orthodontic Movements
4.30 – 5.00 Panel Discussion
5.15 – 6.15 Sponsor’s lectureDr.
Konrad Walerzak, Zbigniew Sowiński, Damian Kowalewski Digital Impression and CAD/CAM Technology in Your Practice

Saturday, April 25 2015

Prof. Dr. Peter Wing Hong Ngan, DMD
Treatment Strategies for Developing and Non-Developing Class III Malocclusion
Florian Mack
Basic Articulation, Handling the Facebow and Virtual Diagnosis of TMJ

The Resorption That is Associated with Impacted Teeth

Prof. Adrian Becker, BDS, LDS RCS, DDO, RCPS

There are four distinct types of resorption of dentinal tissue that are seen in association with unerupted teeth. Each of these pathologic entities endangers the continued existence of the affected tooth and each may be treated conservatively, provided the diagnosis has been established sufficiently early. The treatment approach is specific for each category and is entirely dependant on the diagnosis. This presentation will discuss aetiology, presenting symptoms, clinical signs, radiologic features, histopathology, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis in relation to each of the conditions.

Impacted Teeth and Impending Failures

Prof. Stella Chaushu, DMD, MMSc, PhD

Many factors complicate the treatment of impacted teeth that are not present in routine orthodontics. Lack of awareness of these factors will lead to negligent treatment and tragic fiascos, loss of the impacted teeth but also irreversible damage to the rest of the dentition. Since the tooth is not visible, accurate positional diagnosis is often difficult and mistakes may be made even by experts. Traction will be applied in a wrong direction and the tooth misdiagnosed as ankylosed. Inadequate use of imaging techniques may lead to missed diagnosis of resorption of the adjacent roots. Successful outcomes of treatment may founder in the long term because of a poor periodontal condition or inadequate torque. Underestimation of the anchorage needs may lead to inappropriate biomechanical planning. A lack of cooperation between orthodontist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon may lead to deleterious consequences of surgical exposure. The present lecture will discuss mistakes in treatment of impacted teeth, analyze their reasons and suggest ways to avoid it. Acknowledgment of the reasons and understanding the consequences are first steps in tackling failures.

Just Face it: Esthetics, Extraction, Expansion, and Early in Ortho

Prof. S. Jay Bowman, DMD, MSD

Orthodontic treatment “philosophies” and appliance fashions have come and gone as rapidly as fads in the garment industry.  Treatments featuring nonextraction, 2-stage, and arch development have once again become de rigueur, but not because of convincing evidence of superiority, but rather due to clever, enthusiastic promotion combined with defamation of extraction treatments.  Although orthodontists often wish to extract, they may instead relent for fear of reprisals, Making a claim is easy, producing evidence is not.  Dr. Bowman will discuss the esthetic impact of both extraction and nonextraction strategies, based on a comprehensive exploration of the scientific literature, to provide evidence-based guidance in this contentious issue.



  • Unmask the perpetuating myths of orthodontics in the face of evidence.
  • Investigate the esthetic effects of extraction, expansive, and nonextraction strategies.
  • Consideration of research conclusions when advising patients.

Orthodontic Myths and Facts – a Collection of Commonly Held Clinical Beliefs that Cannot Be Supported by the Evidence

Dr. Peter H. Buschang, PhD

Beliefs without the support of facts are prejudices. This lecture will introduce various long-held beliefs that are not supported by the facts. The focus will be on beliefs pertaining to 1) growth/development and 2) orthodontic treatment. More specifically, prejudices about the control of craniofacial growth, growth predictions, tooth movements, and the development of malocclusions will be addressed. Various beliefs about treatment outcomes, post-treatment changes, and predictions of treatment outcomes will also be addressed.

Different Aspects on Bone-Bone RME

Prof. Björn Ludwig

Tooth-borne Rapid Palatal Expansion (RPE) appliances are in clinical use about a hundred years and scientifically well investigated since the introduction of nonsurgical rapid maxillary expansion for the treatment of transverse deficiencies in 1860. The widely known problem is that tooth-borne RPEs produce several unwanted side effects.
A possible solution to overcome this negative aspects were bone-borne expanders, such as e.g. the Rotterdam distractor. Sill those must be placed under general anesthesia by oral surgeons. With the advent of TADs in orthodontics, a revival of bone-borne RPEs happened. They are supported by transgingival, under local anesthesia, placed TADs and the hyrax screw is connected by changeable abutments. Several different designs are on the “market” available, e.g. Wilmes and colleagues introduced the bone-and tooth-borne Hybrid Hyrax, which is anchored by palatal miniscrews and first-molar bands, Winsauer developed a strictly bone-borne device, the MICRO (“mini-implant collar-retained orthodontic”) expander.
In principal, they seem to be more effective compared to conventional tooth-borne appliances. Despite their delicate design, they can effectively be used in conjunction with different SARPE techniques. Still, they are more invasive then conventional tooth borne RMEs and need a critical evaluation.
The lecture will include a critical clinical and scientific discussion on different designs of RPE appliances and how to implement those in daily routine practice. 3D studies about their effectiveness will be shown and compared to the current and evident literature. Several selected case reports will demonstrate the most important clinical tips to use those RPEs successfully. Finally, different SARPE-protocols will be discussed and clinical advice will be given.

Easy and Invisi – How to Drive the Smallest Appliance

Dr. Katarzyna Łoza-Sołtyk, PhD

More and more often patients ask about completely invisible orthodontic solutions. Is this only a trend or a caprice, or is this a precise solution providing the comfort of work and the dependability of the final result? What is the level of comfort for the patients using these appliances? How to deal with pronunciation and irritation of the tongue?

A new approach to lingual orthodontics – how does CCLA (completely customized lingual appliances) change modern orthodontic practices. Facts and myths of the treatment results.

30 Years of Functional Jaw Orthopedics

Prof. Peter Wing Hong Ngan, DMD

Are functional appliances able to increase mandibular length in Class II patients?  Are protraction facemask able to produce orthopedic effects in Class III patients? What about their effects in the long term? What are the factors that influence the outcomes of functional jaw orthopedics and who are the best candidates for this type of treatment? The speaker will address these key questions pertaining to functional jaw orthopedics and illustrate with clinical cases.

Feel like a TAD? Sometimes You Don’t

Prof. Gerald S. Samson, DDS
Prof. S. Jay Bowman, DMD, MSD

In the beginning TAD or mini-screw anchorage “enhanced orthodontics” appeared to offer the panacea – a “no limits” set of options for previously unlikely or unpredictable biomechanics. Now, after more than a decade of mini-screw applications the stinging slap of reality finds some clinicians and their patients less than satisfied.  Prof’s Samson and Bowman will entertain, amuse, and amaze in this unique tag-team exposition, “What To Do and When To Do It”.


  • Which cases require mini-screws and which do not
  • What to do when TAD and non-TAD mechanics are not working as expected
  • Exhibit a selection of innovative applications for miniscrew anchorage and their non-TAD alternatives
  • Describe specific auxiliaries and appliances enhanced with mini-screws and their unscrewed-options
  • Informed consent

PFO (Periodontally Facilitated Orthodontics)

TAD (Temporary Anchorage Device) and CCO. How to Deal with Complex and Risky Orthodontic Movements
Dr. Raffele Spena

In the past decade, several innovations have become available to clinicians to increase efficiency, improve clinical results and allow while simplifying complex and risky orthodontic movements.

Self-ligating brackets have lived a new great success. Only recently, however, a true integration of the hi-tech clinical and biomechanical properties of the active self-ligating brackets with the thermal-activated Ni-Ti wires and modified Straight-Wire prescriptions has been achieved. This integration is in the dr. Secchi’s CCO (Complete Clinical Orthodontics) System that has produced an important step ahead of the Straight Wire Appliance.

At the same time, protocols and procedures for skeletal anchorage and surgically enhanced orthodontic movement have become widely accepted and utilized. It has been advocated that alveolar decortication, eventually combined with hard- and soft-tissue grafting, may expand treatment possibilities in Orthodontics by accelerating tooth movement, reducing treatment time, allowing expansion of the bony matrix and non-extraction treatments. Evidence of these effects is still weak. The Periodontally Facilitated Orthodontics (PFO) is proposed as a method to contrariwise reduce anchorage needs, facilitate complex orthodontic movement and allow corrections otherwise difficult to achieve. The different aspects, indications, contraindications and limits of “flapless” and “open flap” corticotomies will be discussed. The PFO surgical procedures to produce the alveolar corticotomy, the role of grafting and the combined orthodontic treatment with miniscrews and the CCO System (appliances, proper wire sequence and management) will be shown with several complex clinical cases.