Professor Perez Varela, MD, DDS, MS, PhD, obtained his degrees in Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela, where he is now Professor of Orthodontics, and his postgraduate degree in orthodontics at the University of Valencia, Spain. He undertook a research fellowship at the University of Ohio, USA and is a visiting professor at the universities of Valencia, Oviedo and Complutense and International University of Cataluña Teknon Barcelona, Spain and University of Ferrara, Italy
Dr Perez Varela is a member of the Spanish Board of Orthodontics, the European Board of Orthodontics, the Ibero American Board of Orthodontics and an active member of the Angle Society of Europe.
He is the recipient of a Houston Research Award (European Orthodontic Society), the Renato Africa APOS Trend Award (Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society) and the Moriyon and Jose Antonio Canut Awards (Spanish Orthodontic Society).
He is a Past President of the examination committee of the Spanish Board, the Spanish Association of Specialist in Orthodontists and of the Scientific Committee of SEDO. He was also an AAO Ambassador in 2016. He is currently President of the Spanish Society of Orthodontist (SEDO) and the National Commission of Dental Specialities. He is the co-developer of the Full Smile System and the author of numerous articles and book chapters. He has lectured widely nationally and internationally and given courses in many countries worldwide.
Treatment of Maxillary Skeletal Hypoplasia. Is there only one way?
Around 50% of my patients are adults. An elevated percentage of these adult patients who come to our practice have a severe malocclusion. Around 30% of these patients have a maxillary skeletal hypoplasia. We have 2 options for treating these patients: only orthodontics or to perform a surgical approach. In this conference, I am going to present a group of adult patients, all of whom have maxillary hypoplasia by treating all of them with different options but focusing the attention on the use of 3D technology to develop a bone supported customized expansion and surgical guides to develop different treatments.