Clinical Professor at Vrije University in Brussels Belgium (2014-2019), and in private practice Athens, Greece. Training in Occlusion and TMJ Management at the Department of Occlusion, Georgetown University School of Dentistry, Washington DC. Orthodontic education (M.Sc.), Department of Orthodontics, Aarhus, Royal Dental College, Denmark. PhD degree from the University of Athens, School of Dentistry, Greece. Publications in various orthodontic journals, and numerous presentations internationally.
Facial rejuvenation and the role of orthodontics
The growing interest of modern societies in delaying or ameliorating the consequences of aging has resulted in more than 4 million esthetic non-surgical procedures taking place in the USA only during the year 2020. The changes in demographics and the increasing involvement of elderly people in the social context have increased the number of senior patients who seek orthodontic treatment but the literature on treatment planning and treatment results in this group is limited. The mechanisms which contribute to the ageing of the various tissues comprising the face as well as those mechanisms explaining the changes observed following a properly designed orthodontic treatment will be described. Guidelines for orthodontic management of the aging face in conjunction clinical examples will be presented.
Aims, Objectives & Learning Outcomes
Aims: The aims of this lecture are to offer an insight to the aging changes of the major tissues composing the lower part of the face, and to propose non-surgical therapeutic approaches which could contribute to the rejuvenation of the face by reversing some of the esthetic burdens resulting from those changes.
Objectives: The objectives of this lecture are to promote the potential of orthodontics to contribute to facial rejuvenation and to raise awareness in the possible collaboration with other medical/dental disciplines for a maximum esthetic outcome.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to form a non-surgical treatment plan appropriate for adult patients, aiming to reverse or delay the aging stigmata of the face.