Dr Weiland received his dental degree from the University of Amsterdam, a Dr.med.dent. from the University of Bern and a PhD from the University of Graz. He completed his postgraduate training in Germany and Austria. Dr Weiland is a past President of the European Board of Orthodontists and an active member of the Angle Society of Europe. Among other accolades, he has received the Beni Solow Award in 2003, the Aldo Carano Memorial Lecture Award 2011 (Italian Academy of Orthodontics) and the Distinguished Teacher Award (EOS) in 2015. He maintains a fulltime private practice in Deutschlandsberg, Austria and regularly lectures internationally.
The future is not what it used to be…
For decades our teachers tried to put orthodontics, a clinical scientific specialty, on a solid evidence-based foundation. This has not always attracted wide interest, partly due to issues regarding our understanding of the principles of evidence-based orthodontics. In recent years, industry seems to have taken over part of our thinking, leading to appliance-based instead of biology-based treatment concepts. It is now time to turn back to some sound scepticism and critical, science-based thinking in order to deliver high quality patient-centred care. This lecture will point out some critical developments and how they relate to individualized patient care.
Aims, Objectives & Learning Outcomes
Aims: To provide a critical overview about general developments in orthodontics, especially regarding clinical decisions in daily practice.
Objectives: To consider and reflect on rejection of scientific evidence as a basis for daily decision making and the growing influence of industry.
Learning outcomes: At the end of the presentation, delegates should be able to discuss some of the contemporary issues facing orthodontists when making clinical decisions; also the consequences for the treatment of individual patients and the future development of orthodontics as a dental specialty.