Mini-Implants SymposiumDr. Bjorn Ludwig; Dr. Giorgio Iodice; Dr. Kee-Joon Lee
Björn Ludwig maintains a private orthodontic practice in Traben- Trarbach, Germany. He is scientific coordinator and Assistant Professor of the University of Homburg/ Saar, Department of Orthodontics. His focus of research work is cortical anchorage with mini-screws/miniplates and their further clinical development. He has published numerous papers and is editor of two books. He is editor in chief of the Quintessence publication “Kieferorthopädie” (Orthodontics). He is also co-editor of the Journal of Clinical Orthontics and Journal of Orthodontic Science.
Giorgio Iodice received the degree in “Dentistry”, the Specialty in “Orthodontics” and the PhD in “Oral Sciences” from the University of Naples “Federico II”. He received the Certificate of Excellence in Orthodontics in Italy (Italian Board of Orthodontics) and the E.B.O. (European Board of Orthodontics). Member of the IBO examining committee from 2013, and of the SIDO Model Display examining committee in 2014. Certificated for the Incognito lingual technique in 2009, from 2012 he is Clinical Professor at the Incognito Master in Naples. Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Naples Federico II and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago (New Zeland), he is vicepresident of Sialign, active member of SIDO, EOS, SIBOS, AIDOr and SIDA.
Dr. Kee-Joon Lee is professor of the Department of Orthodontics, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea. He received DDS and PhD degree from Graduate school, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University. He completed the orthodontics specialty training in Yonsei University. He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2002-2004 and at the Division of Plastic Surgery, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2010-2011. He was an adjunct professor at the Department of Orthodontics, Temple University, and at the University of Pennsylvania (2010-2011). He has contributed many book chapters on biomechanics of miniscrew-driven orthodontics, non-extraction treatment in adults, up-to-date lingual orthodontic mechanics and surgery-first approached using TADs. He is the first who demonstrated the miniscrew-assisted rapid palatal expander (MARPE) for adults in AJO-DO, which was cited by many other authors. He has published many articles and case reports regarding the treatment of non-eruption, and total arch movement for hyperdivergent face in orthodontic journals including two cover issues in AJO-DO. His fields in research include clinical biomechanics regarding TADs application and the suture and bone responses to orthodontic stimulus. He has served as a reviewer in major orthodontic journals, including AJO-DO, Angle Orthodontists and European Journal of Orthodontics. He has been invited to many international orthodontic conferences around the world.
TADs were one of the most frequently and intensively discussed topics of the last decade, experiencing an ever increasing interest over the last 10 years. Practitioners were enthusiastic about the possibility to counteract Newton’s third law. More than ten years later, many clinicians are frustrated about high loss rates and non-working biomechanics. The course will discuss the authors’ evolutionary process from enthusiasm to frustration and finally to a realistic, reliable and valid everyday strategy.
Currently, the alveolar process still is the most preferred insertion site among most clinicians. However, due to the varying bone quality and the risk of root contact, the survival rate of implants inserted into the alveolar ridge, especially interradicularly, still needs improvement. Other regions, such as the anterior palate for miniscrews and palatal-implants or the mental region for miniplates, provide much better conditions for screw insertion, since the amount and quality of the available bone is far superior. Implants with different types of abutments and connectors allow the construction of versatile appliances for a large variety of orthopedic and orthodontic applications. Utilizing TAD´s in the anterior palate and the mental region eliminates the risk of root injury and takes the implants out of the path of tooth movement. This course will show an overview of the up to date literature, current developments of screw design, appliance designs, main indications, placement techniques, and risk factors during placement and orthodontic treatment. It will especially focus on the success rate of mini-implants, palatal implants and miniplates and the biomechanics of the connected orthodontic appliance. The course will give a detailed explanation, mostly by clinical cases of the clinical use of palatal mini-implants and various miniplates in the mandible. It will focus on well working biomechanics and main indications.
The course price includes:
• Required course materials, course manual, supplies and promotional materials
• Three coffee breaks a day and lunch
• Invitation to a special social event