Pre – Congress Course

“The use of skeletal anchorage in daily practice: How to select and how to use friendly the best skeletal anchorage system for your patients”

Date: Tuesday 31 May, 2022
Time: 9:00 – 17:00
Location: TBA
Speaker: Giuliano & Giovanna Maino (Italy)

This Course will provide a complete overview of the different solutions and mechanics to correct malocclusion using TADs. Two different systems to correct Class II maloccluisons without patient collaboration will be presented.

With the support of live video, an easy and safe Miniscrews Assisted Palatal Application (MAPA System) will be presented which does not require any experience by the clinician. In addition, a “One Visit Protocol” will be presented which allows to apply the miniscrews and the orthodontic appliance in a single appointment. The rationale for using the most suitable biomechanics and the most efficient system for upper molar distalization and mesialization will be illustrated.

It will be shown how, thanks to the use of miniscrews, Class III skeletal malocclusion can be treated with the possibility of really affect the orthopaedic components even in young adult patients without any side effects.
Finally, the correction of transversal problems in adults will be addressed, which thanks to the use of the MAPA System and the Tandem Skeletal Expander (TSE) allows the rapid expansion of the palate even in adult patients without surgery (Bloodless SARPE).

Aims, Objectives & Learning Outcomes

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

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

Learning Outcomes:
How to select the most efficient system to correct Class II malocclusion by using miniscrews
How to insert miniscrews without any experience
How to treat class III patients without dental side effects
How to perform orthopedic advancement of the maxilla even in teenagers in a predictable way.
How to correct transversal dimension without affecting the cortical buccal bone even in adult patients

Postgraduate Course

“Ninety years of cephalometrics. Ready for something new?"

Date: Tuesday 31 May, 2022
Time: 8:30 – 15:15
Location: Carob Mill Complex
Speaker: Demetrios Halazonetis (Greece)

This course will focus on the basic principles and limitations of conventional cephalometrics and introduce alternative approaches to the measurement and study of the shape of the craniofacial complex. Topics include:

Cephalometrics and geometry.
Cephalometric measurements and conflicting interpretations.
Cephalometric landmarks: definitions, error of identification, types of landmarks, validity, accuracy and reporting.
Geometric morphometrics: Procrustes alignment, procrustes distance, shape variability, the concept of shape space, principal component analysis.
Serial cephalograms – Growth and treatment.
Superimposition methods and growth rotation.
Correlations in cephalometrics: geometrical correlations and mathematical coupling.
CBCT in Orthodontics: Resolution, noise, dosage, artifacts.

Aims, Objectives & Learning Outcomes

Aims: The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the limitations of conventional cephalometrics and introduce new methods for shape assessment of the craniofacial complex.

Objectives: Participants will be able to discuss the limitations of conventional cephalometrics and describe alternative quantitative methods for measuring and evaluating shape.

Learning outcomes: Participants will be able to:

• Use basic geometric relations to confirm cephalometric measurements.
• List types of cephalometric landmarks and describe their limitations.
• Describe the patterns and magnitude of error in landmark identification.
• Discuss reasons for apparent conflicting findings from cephalometric analyses.
• Describe the best-fit Procrustes superimposition.
• Explain the concepts of shape space and principal component analysis.
• Describe methods of cephalometric superimposition and how they affect interpretation.
• Explain how correlations among measurements can arise from purely geometrical relations.
• Describe factors that limit resolution and quality of CBCT imaging.