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The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) in association with the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) is delighted to welcome you to the 8th International Orthodontic Congress taking place in London from 27th – 30th September 2015. Once every five years, the world’s leading orthodontists and allied professionals have the opportunity to meet, network and exchange knowledge and ideas with colleagues and peers from across the globe. The Congress provides the ideal forum for orthodontists from around the world to improve their knowledge and clinical skills and to enhance the science and art of orthodontics.

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James Abbott


James is a Senior Orthodontic Technician at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent (UK). James is an imaginative, but pragmatic technician with an interest in research and its employment with a busy laboratory setting. He is passionate about Systems Thinking within laboratory, hospital and broader hospital settings. James has spoken numerous times at a number of national conferences.


Flavia Artese

Professor of Orthodontics, Rio de Janeiro State University

MSc and PhD in Orthodontics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Associate Editor of the Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists and Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics

President of the Brazilian Association of Orthodontics


Claire J. Bates

Claire is a Consultant Orthodontist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. She is currently the Academic Lead for the Yorkshire Deanery Orthodontic Postgraduate Programme.

Her research background is in Sleep Apnoea having been awarded the SIGN Clinical Fellowship for work on the implementation of evidence based guidelines in this area.

Her clinical interests lie in the area of facial deformity, for which the Ethicon Foundation Award from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh enabled her to gain experience at Toronto Sick Children’s Hospital.

Claire is also a Member of the Faculty of Examiners Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for the MFDS and MOrth Examinations.

Sebastian Baumgaertel

Sebastian Baumgaertel

Dr. Baumgaertel has lectured world wide on orthodontic mini-implants and Cone Beam Computed Tomography. He has published multiple scientific articles and acts as a reviewer for a number of high-profile journals. Additionally he is author and co-editor of two textbooks:

  • Mini-Implants in Orthodontics – Innovative Anchorage Concepts
  • Self-ligating Brackets in Orthodontics: Current Concepts and Techniques

Dr. Baumgaertel is a Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the subspecialty clinic for skeletal anchorage, and instructor of the orthodontic biomechanics course at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. In addition, he maintains an active orthodontic practice there. He is a board-certified orthodontic specialist in USA, Canada, and Germany.



David Bearn

David Bearn is Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Dundee, Scotland.  He trained in Sheffield, then undertook his specialty orthodontic training in Newcastle and Carlisle before moving to Manchester where he completed his PhD in cleft lip and palate treatment outcomes.

His current research interests are in RCTs of orthodontic treatment, with particular reference to self-ligating systems, interceptive interventions and micro-implants. He was Co-Director of Tayside Clinical Trials Unit from 2009-2014 and has 4 multi-centre RCTs currently active in addition to local single site trials.

He has published widely and presented his work at many international meetings.  His interest in learning & teaching has led to him being appointed in January 2012 as College Head of Learning & Teaching for the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, and Head of the College Graduate School.  Outside work he enjoys family life with his 3 children, supporting Newcastle United Football Club, reading novels and relaxing.

Christian Born

Christian Born

  • 1993 dental technician in the commercial laboratory
  • 1997 further qualification for orthodontic dental technician in the Master of Applied Sciences Berlin
  • 1998 Chamber of Commerce Trainer Aptitude test
  • 2000 Freelance Orthodontic Technician
  • 2010 Establishment of a training and service company for orthodontic / Cultus Dentes
  • 2010 Free Speaker for orthodontic technology in the Master School of Dental Technology
  • Berlin/ Brandenburg
  • 2011 Speaker for digital Orthodontics / Alignertechnik
  • 2012 establishment of a specialized laboratory for Orthodontics / Cultus Dentes
  • Specialization soldering and Aligner Technology


Jay Bowman

Jay Bowman

Dr. S. Jay Bowman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, a Fellow of both the International and the American College of Dentists, and a charter member of the World Federation of Orthodontists. Jay is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Saint Louis University-CADE, an Assistant Clinical Professor at Case Western Reserve University, an Instructor at The University of Michigan, and Visiting Clinical Lecturer at Seton Hill University. He received the Angle Research Award in 2000 and the Alumni Merit Award from Saint Louis University in 2005.

Jean Brennan

Jean Brennan

Specialist Orthodontist, Private Practice Sydney, Australia

Jean’s peripatetic lifestyle began in 1992 when she relocated from her home town of Kilkenny in Ireland’s southeast to start an undergraduate dental degree at The University of Sheffield. Following a spell in general practice she worked as an SHO in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Derby, Nottingham and Chesterfield. Jean was subsequently accepted onto the orthodontic training programme at Leeds Dental Institute and Bradford Royal Infirmary and obtained the M Orth, FFD (Orth) and  MDentSci in 2003. Thoroughly ‘examined out’ she threw away the umbrella, packed the factor 50 suncream and headed to Australia for a year…. 12 years ago!

Initially Jean worked as an orthodontic locum experiencing a wide variety of treatment and management styles around Australia before entering into private practice partnership on Sydney’s north shore. She still has quite a bit of work to do on the accent.

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Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown is a specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology. She is Consultant in Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals Foundation Trust, and is Senior Lecturer at King’s College London Dental Institute of Guy’s, King’s College & St Thomas’ Hospitals and at the Eastman Dental Institute in London. She also practices privately at the London Bridge Hospital. Recent positions have included President of the British Society of Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology, Associate Editor of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology and member of Health Protection Agency Working Party on Cone Beam CT.

Special interests and publications centre on maxillofacial ultrasound, and maxillofacial 3D and CBCT imaging, radiological and ultrasound investigation and treatment of salivary gland disease, and the use of minimally invasive endoscopic and radiologically-guided techniques for the relief of salivary gland obstruction.

Donald Burden

Donald Burden

Donald Burden is Professor of Orthodontics at Queen’s University, Belfast, and a Consultant Orthodontist at the School of Dentistry. He is Head of the Dental School at Queen’s and Clinical Director for Dental Services, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. He is a member of the North Atlantic Component of the Angle Society of Orthodontists and is a past chairman of the British Orthodontic Conference and a past Chairman of the RCS Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination. In 2004 he was awarded a Special Service Award by the British Orthodontic Society.

His clinical interests include the treatment of patients requiring surgical-orthodontic treatment, cleft lip and palate treatment and multidisciplinary treatment. His research interests include orthodontic biomechanics, cleft lip and palate, surgical orthodontic, treatment need and outcome, including psychosocial outcomes.

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Julie Burke

Julie Burke is a Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Oral Surgery at the University of Leeds and Head of Department of Acute Dental Care and Oral Surgery.

Her research interests include tissue engineering, particularly bone repair, and she is currently working to develop a novel material with potential to be used in oral surgical applications. Julie has a wealth of experience within learning and teaching including oral surgery, sedation and medical emergencies management teaching for both undergraduates and postgraduates.

Vittorio Cacciafesta

Vittorio Cacciafesta

Dr. Vittorio Cacciafesta received his dental training at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy.

From July 1995 until August 1996 he was Research Fellow at the Department of Orthodontics, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany.

From September 1996 until August 1999 he was Orthodontic Resident at the Department of Orthodontics, Royal Dental College, Aarhus University, Denmark, where he received the Specialty and Master of Science in Orthodontics.

He is “Dottore di Ricerca” (Research Doctorate) in Biotechnology of Dental Materials.

He is the President of ESLO (European Society of Lingual Orthodontics) for the years 2013-14.

He has published over 100 refereed publications, 1 book and 4 book chapters.

His main research interests are bonding materials, brackets, metallurgy, friction between brackets and wires.

His main clinical interests are biomechanics, lingual orthodontics, orthodontic treatment of adults.

He has been lecturing extensively in Europe, Middle East, Asia and North and South America.


Carine Carels

Carine Carels

  • DDS (1980)  and PhD (1985) from University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Orthodontic Specialization  at Univ of Leuven (1981-1985 ) and of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, (1985-1987)
  • Professor and Head of Dept of Orthodontics, Univ of Leuven, 1987-2010
  • Professor and Research Leader of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Biology Dept, Radboud Univ of Nijmegen Medical Center, The Netherlands (2010- present)
  • Major research interest: Genetics and Genomics of Dental and Craniofacial Anomalies
Paul Carr

Paul Carr

Paul qualified as a Dental Technician in 1983, whilst employed as a student technician in the then ‘largest hospital in Europe’, St James’s Hospital, Leeds.  The department was a joint Maxillofacial Unit and Orthodontic Department with a leaning towards corrective jaw surgery. This useful combination of specialties has kept him gainfully employed for 35 years, and thankfully, has managed to hold his imagination during most of that time!

Further studies saw qualification in Maxillofacial technology and Orthodontics in 1986 at Manchester, winning the prize for top BTEC HNC student. Having served time at the Leeds Dental Institute, and SeacroftHospital, Leeds before moving to the York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust in 2006 to build and manage a multi-disciplined technical team of 7 staff.  This busy laboratory caters for the whole North Yorkshire region, and the Department is very active in the fields of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, pre- and post- surgical Orthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthetics, and altered dentition Restorative Dentistry.

During time both in Leeds and York, Paul has contributed to scientific papers, taught on the Northern Universities Consortium FTTA training programme, and presented at the BOS Conference.

Lucia Cevidanes

Lucia Cevidanes

Lucia Cevidanes, DDS, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Cevidanes completed her orthodontics training in Brazil in 1994 and received her PhD at the University of North Carolina in 2003, where she has also served as a full time faculty for the past six years.

She joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in July 2011. Dr. Cevidanes has published over 60 manuscripts on 3D imaging for which she has received research grants from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Her research work has been recognized by the American Association of Orthodontists Thomas M. Graber Award in 2005 and the B.F. Dewel Award in 2006 for the best clinical papers published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and the Wuehrmann award in 2011 for the best radiology journal article of 2010-2011 by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

She has also received Teaching Fellowship Awards from American Association of Orthodontics Foundation in 2008 and 2009. Her research interests include 3D imaging to solve difficult clinical problems in orthodontics, studying current and new treatment approaches and technical procedures, and understanding treatment outcomes for craniofacial anomalies and dentofacial deformities.

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Stella Chaushu

Dr. Stella Chaushu is Associate Professor and Chairperson of Department of Orthodontics in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the coordinator of three different fields in the department: adult orthodontics, orthodontic treatment for impacted teeth and treatment of Special Needs children. Dr. Chaushu has a PhD degree in immunology. The results of her clinical and research activities have been published in over 80 articles in international refereed journals and in 6 chapters in books.

Dr. Chaushu is a member of the Editorial Board of American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and of Orthodontics and of The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement and reviews manuscripts for many international journals. Invited speaker at the national orthodontic congresses of U.S.A., Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Greece, Australia, Austria, Cyprus, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Italy, Romania, India. She presents lectures and courses internationally on the various aspects related to impacted teeth, the orthodontic-periodontic interface and the delivery of orthodontic treatment to special needs children.

Lars Christensen

Lars Christensen

Dr Christensen obtained his dental and PhD degrees from the Royal Dental College and University of Copenhagen respectively. He gained the MOrth from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1997.

Dr Christensen has been in private practice in Oxford since 2000 and has been working extensively with the MBT appliance since 1997. He has presented more than 300 lectures in Europe, the States, the Middle East and Asia.

His current interest includes adult and aesthetic orthodontics, clinical application of modern bonding materials, digital imaging techniques in orthodontics and lingual appliance mechanics.

Dr Christensen is a member of

  • The European Orthodontic Society
  • The British Orthodontic Society
  • The World Federation of Orthodontics
  • The American Association of Orthodontists
  • The Edward H Angle Society, Southern California Component
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Alex Clarke

Dr Alex Clarke is a consultant clinical and health psychologist. She led a small team specialising in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London until July 2014, since when she has focussed on academic activities.

Her research has focussed on the management of disfiguring conditions including co-supervision of a doctoral programme developing an online intervention for disfiguring conditions. As part of the Appearance Research Collaboration based in the Centre for Appearance Research, she led the intervention strand of a large multi-centred study of factors predicting adjustment to disfiguring conditions. This resulted in a multi-authored book for clinicians published in 2014: Clarke et al: CBT for appearance anxiety: psychosocial interventions for anxiety due to visible difference. This recent text is the latest of over 80 peer reviewed publications and resources for patients.

As an honorary professor of psychology at University College London she has co-led a course in health psychology for postgraduate students and provided input to a number of large studies. Recent research with colleagues from UCL includes the evaluation of the effectiveness of multidisciplinary team meetings and the development of resources for patients undergoing breast reconstruction.

Current research interests focus on the development and evaluation of brief screening tools for surgeons working in private cosmetic surgery settings and psychological aspects of shared decision making. In the wider context of health psychology she is working on teaching and training evidence based behaviour change in a range of applied contexts.



Renato Cocconi

Renato Cocconi

Renato Cocconi did his postgraduate training at the Department of Orthodontics of the University of Milan.

After his Master Degree He expanded his experience in Orthodontics and Orthognatic Surgery in the US with Larry Andrews, Ronald Roth and Bill Arnett.

He has been clinical professor at the Department of Orthodontics of the University of Milan from 1993 to 2008.

He is member of the EOS, AAO, SIDO and active member of the Angle Society of Europe.

He has lectured as keynote speaker to the EOS, AAO, and to most of the European and American Orthodontic Societies.

His private practice is in Parma where he directs the FACE Ortho Surgical Center in cooperation with the chief Surgeon Prof Mirco Raffaini.

Andrew Collier

Andrew Collier

Andrew qualified as a dentist in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1976. He has previously worked as a dental practitioner and as a clinical teacher in restorative dentistry at Leeds Dental Hospital. He obtained a Master of Law degree at Cardiff University in July 1996 and is an emeritus examiner for the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses

Andrew joined Dental Protection as a Dento-Legal Adviser in 2001, and was appointed Senior Dento-Legal Consultant in March 2011. He has a special responsibility for members who are dental nurses and also for members who work as university teachers or dental school staff.

He lectures extensively on risk management to all members of the dental team and regularly delivers workshops on risk management and consent

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M. Ali Darendeliler

IOC Interview with Dr. M.Ali Darendeliler

Dr Darendeliler is Professor and Chair of Orthodontic, Discipline of Orthodontics, at the University of Sydney and Head of Department, Sydney Dental Hospital, Sydney South West Area Health Service. He received his dentistry training from the University of Istanbul and his PhD from the University of Gazi, in Turkey and his first specialist training in orthodontics from the University of Geneva, Switzerland and his second specialist training from the High Education Counsil, Turkey. During the course of his career he has undertaken duties as a clinical instructor, research and postgraduate coordinator (Maître d’Assisstant et de Recherche) at the University of Geneva, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Research Professor at the University of Southern California. His research interests include orthodontic tooth movement, root resorption, obstructive sleep apnoea, temporary anchorage devices, sequential aligners, self-ligating brackets, orthopaedic treatment modalities, magnetic fields and forces and dentofacial orthopedics. He lectured in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

Hugo De Clerck

Hugo De Clerck

Hugo De Clerck is a graduate of the Rijksuniversiteit Gent’s orthodontic program, he received his PhD in 1986 and he maintains a private practice in Brussels.  He received the European Research Essay Award in 1988.  His research team received the Dewel Award for the highest- rated clinical research paper published in the AJO-DO in 2011.

He has been Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Orthodontics at the Université Catholique de Louvain from 1989 to 2006.  Currently he’s Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He’s a former President of the Belgian Orthodontic Society and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

His main research interests are in skeletal anchorage, biomechanics and orthopedics.  He lectured extensively on these topics throughout the world.


Monty Duggal

Professor Monty Duggal BDS MDSc FDS(Paed) RCS (Eng) PhD. Professor Monty Duggal obtained his BDS from Patiala in 1983 and his MDSc in paediatric Dentistry in 1986.  He then immigrated to the United Kingdom and obtained his FDSRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and his PhD from Leeds University.

He joined Leeds Dental Institute as a Junior Lecturer in 1989 and is currently Professor and Head of Paediatric Dentistry. Professor Duggal has published over 65 research papers in international journals.  He is the author of ‘Restorative Techniques in Paediatric Dentistry’, which has been published in seven languages and has sold over 12,000 copies worldwide.

He is also a co-author of a textbook on Dental Traumatology. He has obtained research grants to the total value of one million pounds. He is an internationally respected scientist and clinician and is invited all over the world to give talks and courses on Paediatric Dentistry. Monty is the Leeds Clinical Lead and his expertise is in complex restorative caries management.

Theodore Eliades

Theodore Eliades

Theodore Eliades is Professor and Director of the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry and Director of Research at the Dental Center, University Zurich, Switzerland; prior to that he was Associate Prof. at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2005-2011). He graduated from the School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece and completed the Orthodontic postgraduate program of the Ohio State University.

He holds 3 degrees in biomaterials: a Master’s from Ohio State, a doctorate from the University of Athens, School of Medicine, and a PhD from the University of Manchester; he has also obtained certificates in human resources and leadership management. His research has generated over 150 papers and 35 book chapters, which have received 3,600 citations (h index 34). He has also edited 9 textbooks, some translated in 5 languages.

He is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Royal Society of Medicine and affiliated with institutions in the US and Europe (Texas-Houston, Marquette, Manchester and Bonn); he is also the founding editor of the Journal of Dental Biomechanics, and Associate Editor of the European Journal of Orthodontics, the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and Progress in Orthodontics, as well as Editorial Board member in 5 and reviewer in 40 periodicals in the areas of orthodontics, materials science and biomedical engineering. He maintained a full-time practice in Athens from 1996-2005 and has been involved in part-time practice ever since.

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Patrizio Evangelista

He got his dental technician’s diploma at IPSIA, Rome in 1986 and began work as an orthodontic technician in the surgery of Prof Bruno Genone. He followed courses held by the most important international functionalists and orthodontic technicians: Frankel, Bimler, Planas, Rickets, Mc Namara etc.

In 2003 he founded Orthonet, a laboratory specializing in orthodontic appliances. From 2008 he was ORTEC secretary and today Chairman. In 2012 he obtains the diploma of specialist orthodontic laboratory technician from the University of L’Aquila. He is the author of many articles and lecturer at various national and international events.

Today he is managing director of Orthonet, Chairman of ORTEC (Italian national association of orthodontic technicians), Chairman and founding member of Arcangel. He is based in Rome.


Jorge Faber

Jorge Faber

Dr. Faber is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists. As a Professor of Evidence Based Dentistry and Orthodontics at the University of Brasilia, Brazil, he uses his editorial background to stimulate keen analysis of the scientific literature. He holds a PhD degree on Biology-Morphology, and a Master degree in Orthodontics, and is a Diplomate of the Brazilian Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Faber has lectured extensively in many countries, and has published over 80 articles in scientific journals. He also maintains a private practice in Brasilia, which is focused on adult patients.

Stephen A Fayle

Stephen A Fayle

Stephen qualified from Bristol University in 1982, became a Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry in 1995 and is currently a Consultant and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry based at Leeds Dental Institute, UK.  Although most of his career has been spent in the hospital service, he has also worked in General Dental Practice and the Community Dental Service.

He is currently a member of the Board of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons of England, is a Past-President of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and is a recent past Chair of the SAC in Paediatric Dentistry.

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Rod Ferguson

Rod graduated with honours from Bristol Dental School in 1985.  Following three years spent in hospital posts in maxillofacial surgery he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1988. He then trained as an orthodontist on the three year postgraduate training program, at Guy’s Hospital completing this in 1993.

Rod is a partner in Total Orthodontics and is a member of the British Orthodontic Societies, where he serves on the OSG committee. He is also a member of the World Federation of Orthodontists, and has held hospital appointments in the Orthodontic departments of the Eastman Dental Institute and East Surrey Hospital.

Rod’s clinical interests include adult orthodontics in combination with restorative and surgical dentistry. He also has a keen interest in practice management matters and has been involved in training orthodontic therapists and developing the practice management systems in Total orthodontics. Improving customer service is one of his passions.

He has lectured to groups of general dentists, Postgraduate orthodontists and specialist orthodontists on various aspects of both clinical and practice management in Orthodontics.

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Andrew Flett

Andrew qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2006, winning the Malcolm Foster Silver medal for the best undergraduate research project. After a year in General Dental practice, he returned to Liverpool Dental Hospital to complete a year of general professional training, which involved oral surgery, special care dentistry and paediatric rotations.

From 2008, he then spent the next 2 years as a maxillofacial senior house officer moving around the Merseyside region and engaged in caring for patients with head and neck cancer and skeletal abnormalities.

In 2010, he began his Specialist Registrar training in Orthodontics at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield and the Royal Chesterfield Hospital. Andrew was awarded a Masters with Merit in 2012 from the University of Sheffield and completed his specialist training in 2013, achieving his MOrth from RCS Eng.

Since 2013, he has been working towards completing his training as a Consultant Orthodontist at Sheffield and Chesterfield. Andrew is an honorary clinical lecturer at the University of Sheffield responsible for the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate clinics, and provision of selected seminars and lectures.

His main research interests included orthognathic surgery and patient centred outcomes of treatment.


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Nigel Fox

Nigel completed his dental training in Leeds and his specialist orthodontic training in Newcastle. He then completed a further period of higher orthodontic training in Manchester. He has been a specialist in orthodontics since 1991 and from 1996 to 2009 he worked as a consultant orthodontist at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and The University Hospital of Hartlepool. In 2013, Nigel was awarded The Special Service Award from the British Orthodontic Society for services to Orthodontics. He also now works one day a week as a Consultant Orthodontist in The Dental Hospital in Newcastle-Upon -Tyne.

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Roberto Giammarini

Roberto Giammarini got his dental technician’s diploma from IPSIA, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy in 1988.  He started out in his father’s laboratory, specializing in orthodontics.

He became head of laboratory in 2000 and has been a member of ORTEC the major Italian orthodontic association since 1990,  .  He has followed courses held by various international experts (Klammt, W. Clark, Bass, Langlade, Frankel, Planas, Cervera, Hilghers);  and has studied particularly the philosophy of Prof Cervera and Prof Bracco, developing the appliances of the Turin School.

In Italy he holds courses for dental technicians, following the Turin School.

He has also given lectures at various National and International Conferences. In 2004 he presented appliances at the GK National Congress at Halle. In 2005 he gave a lecture at the WFO Congress in Paris. In 2006 he gave a lecture, with Prof. Bracco, at the OTA Congress in Blackpool (England)..

In 2012 he obtains from the University of L’Aquila a diploma as specialist orthodontic laboratory technician.

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Daljit Gill

Daljit Gill is a consultant orthodontist at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hospital. His interests within the hospital include the management of craniofacial deformity and teaching. He has published a number of textbooks and peer reviewed articles and undertaken research into smile aesthetics, hypodontia and functional appliances.

Toby Gillgrass

Toby Gillgrass

Toby Gillgrass qualified as a dentist from Edinburgh University before taking up specialist orthodontic training in first Glasgow and then Newcastle. He was program director for orthodontic training in the South East of Scotland before taking up his present post as Consultant Cleft Orthodontist and he is presently clinical lead for Cleft Care Scotland. He has have been involved in teaching the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need for nearly 20 years and have been running Introductory courses with Nigel Fox for nearly 10 of those years.


Mithran Goonewardene

Mithran Goonewardene

Mithran Goonewardene completed his general dental training at The University of Western Australia in 1981 and attended the Forsyth Dental Center/Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, USA from 1984-1987 where he completed his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Medical Science degree.

Dr Goonewardene took up a teaching position in Orthodontics at the University Of Western Australia in 1987 and since 1990 has held the position of Head of Orthodontics and Graduate Program Director. Dr Goonewardene is a full member of The Edward Angle Society of Orthodontists and Certified by the Australian Orthodontic Board. H visits Sri Lanka regularly as a visiting Consultant in Orthodontics in the Dental Institute, Colombo and participates in part-time private practice in Perth.

Eva Grayzel

Eva Grayzel

Eva Grayzel, a nationally recognized Master Storyteller and performance artist, was diagnosed at age 33 with stage IV oral cancer and given a 15% chance of survival. After regaining her deep vibrant voice, Eva applied her stage skills to communicate the depth of her experience in a unique and powerful way. For over a decade, Eva’s programs have captivated dental professionals worldwide using story as a catalyst for change. She performed ‘Tongue-Tied’ Off-Broadway in New York City to a sold-out audience. A champion for early detection, Eva founded the Six-Step Screening™ oral cancer awareness campaign. Eva is the author of two children’s books, ‘Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek’ and ‘Mr. C the Globetrotter.’

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James Green

James Green was born at the British Hospital for Mothers and Babies in Woolwich, London – less than two miles from ExCeL – and the city and its hospitals have continued to play a significant role throughout his life and career. James graduated from Barts and the London, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2001 and in the same year was awarded the Quintessence Book Prize, an intercollegiate award presented to the best student from a London teaching hospital. This was followed by a vocational training year at the Royal London Hospital during which time he was the recipient of the British Orthodontic Society Technicians Award.

He spent the following two years at London’s Eastman Dental Hospital and is now a maxillofacial and dental laboratory manager at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the North Thames Cleft Centre. James is an invited speaker both nationally and internationally. His work has been presented at the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland Scientific Conference, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting and the International Congress on Cleft Plate and related Craniofacial Anomalies as well as at various orthodontic conferences throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.

He has had numerous articles published, including research in the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. In 2014 James was awarded the Fellowship of the Orthodontic Technicians Association for his contribution to the profession and he is also deputy president of the Dental Technologists Association. James is delighted to see his home city host the International Orthodontic Congress and to have the opportunity to contribute to the event.


Łukasz Grodziński

Łukasz Grodziński graduated as  dental technician in 2006 in Wrocław (Poland) and since then he has worked in commercial laboratories in Poland and UK.He currently runs his own orthodontic laboratory called Maxillab.He is an international lecturer and instructor in orthodontic techniques and has been Vice Chairman of Polskie Towarzystwo Techniki Ortodontycznej (PTTO; the polish Equivalent of OTA) since 2012.

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Roger Harman

  • 1979 – Qualified as dental technician
  • 1982 – Qualified as specialist technician for orthodontics
  • 1982 – Move to Mainz Germany as orthodontic technician
  • 1984 – Move to Hutt Hospital New Zealand, Head of Dental Laboratory
  • 1987 – 1994 – Department head in various orthodontic dental laboratories Germany
  • 1994 – Startup of RealKFO GmbH Specialist orthodontic laboratory in Germany
  • Since 1998 – Speaker various congresses Germany England
  • 1998 – 2000 – Lecturer for various dental companies, Germany, Scandinavia
  • 1999 – 2004 – Elected to the board of the GK “Germany Society of Orthodontic Technology”
  • Since 2010 – Sponsoring the introduction of Twin Block techniques into Germany
  • Since 2010 – Patented Twin-Block-Tool and developing RealKFO-Speed-Springs
  • Since 2010 – Developing the Masel product line in Germany

Jenny Harris

Jenny Harris BDS, MSc, FDS RCS, FDS (Paed Dent)

Jenny Harris is Consultant in Community Paediatric Dentistry in Sheffield Salaried Primary Dental Care Service and at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at The University of Sheffield.

She qualified at Guy’s Dental Hospital, London in 1987. On completion of a Master’s degree in Children’s Dentistry in 1994 at Guy’s and Great Ormond Street Hospitals, she was Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry at Birmingham Dental School until 1998. She was accepted onto the Specialist Register for Paediatric Dentistry in 2000 and held posts in both hospital and community paediatric dentistry. Jenny completed further training at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield and took up her current post in 2012. Her clinical interests include providing dental care for children with extensive caries, dental anxiety or complex disabilities.

For the past decade, Jenny has had an interest in education, research and leadership of dental professionals in child protection. She chaired an expert group to develop a national child protection learning resource. Child Protection and the Dental Team was first published in 2006 with copies sent to all NHS dental practices in England, Scotland and Wales. Updated in 2013, it is recognised as the key UK guidance document on this topic and is acknowledged to have significantly influenced practice. Jenny is also lead author of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry’s 2009 policy document on dental neglect. She regularly represents the society in matters related to safeguarding children, at meetings with stakeholders and policy makers and as dental lead for a new version of a Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health child protection course where dentists train alongside junior doctors.

David Hatcher

David Hatcher

David C. Hatcher, D.D.S., M.Sc., M.R.C.D.(c) received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Washington and specialty degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and MSc. from the University of Toronto. Presently Dr. Hatcher is in private practice in the Sacramento Valley and is a Clinical Professor at the UCSF, UCLA, Roseman University of Health Sciences and the University of Pacific Dental Schools.
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David Hatcher is in private Practice in the Sacramento Valley. His research interests include Bioengineering, Airway, TMJ, anatomical shape analysis and growth and development.

Trevor Hodge

Trevor Hodge

Consultant Orthodontist, Leeds Dental Hospital, UK

Trevor met Chern Chern whilst still a dental undergraduate on a trip to Malaysia in 1994. After graduating from Bristol in 1995 he spent time in General Practice and SHO posts before completing the 3 year MOrth programme in Birmingham in 2002. Following consultant training at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford and the Eastman Dental Hospital he took up a Consultant post at the Leeds Dental Institute in 2005. Here he divides his time between teaching on the undergraduate course, training postgraduate orthodontic students and treating complex cases requiring a combination of orthodontics and surgery.

In 2007 he set up the Yorkshire Orthodontic Therapy Course, the first in the UK, with Simon Littlewood. Since 2005 Trevor has made annual visits to Cambodia to teach on the orthodontic course

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Caroline Holland

Caroline Holland started her working life as a journalist. Her writing skills were the route into dentistry when in the 1990s she began reporting on the “new” dental contract for The Probe and then went on to contribute to a range of dental publications. She was the founder Editor of Dental Nursing.

Having acquired a good knowledge of the dental world, Caroline moved into media and communications and one of her earliest clients was the Orthodontic Specialist Group of the British Orthodontic Society for whom, among other initiatives, she devised the Against the Odds competition, which still runs today.

Other dental clients include the British Lingual Orthodontic Society, the London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic, NASDAL, the Harley Street Centre for Endodontics, The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and many others. She is a member of the British Dental Editors Forum and the Dental Law and Ethics Forum.

In 2011, Caroline started Tweeting as @dentalcaroline

Nadine Houghton

Nadine Houghton

Nadine has been a consultant orthodontist at St Lukes Hospital, Leeds Dental Institute and Airedale General Hospital since 2007.

She started her career in dentistry as a trainee dental nurse at Birmingham Dental hospital in 1989. She qualified in dentistry from Liverpool University in 1998 then did GPT and SHO jobs in Liverpool before commencing her orthodontic specialist registrar job in Leeds in 2002. She then did FTTA training in Birmingham/Burton upon Trent and passed her ISFE in 2007.

Her specialist interests are premolar transplantation, dento-facial deformity and complex restorative/orthodontic cases. She also enjoys teaching and has supervised a number of orthodontic research degrees as well as being an internal examiner for the University of Leeds  (orthodontic postgraduate students).

Nadine is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England for the diploma in primary care orthodontics and orthodontic therapy.

Greg Huang

Greg Huang

Dr. Huang is currently Professor and Chair in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Washington .  He completed  dental School at the University of Florida, and obtained his MSD and Certificate in Orthodontics at the University of Washington.  He also holds an MPH in epidemiology.   Dr. Huang is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Angle Society,  and he serves on the AAO Council on Scientific Affairs.  He is also a consultant to the ADA Council on Dental Accreditation.

Dr. Huang is an Associate Editor for the  American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthodpedics, and he serves on the editorial boards of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research and Seminars in Orthodontics.  He also serves as a reviewer for several  dental and orthodontic journals.   Dr. Huang has been involved with multiple NIH funded research projects, and has published more than 35 peer-reviewed articles.  He is also a co-editor of the first textbook on Evidence-based Orthodontics.

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Ama Johal

Ama Johal is a Senior Clinical Lecturer /Hon. Consultant Orthodontist at Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. He is both Academic and Clinical lead for Orthodontics, within the Institute of Dentistry. Both his research and clinical work has been rewarded with  National and International prizes and grants. His research interests include the impact of quality of life in orthodontics and the management of patients with sleep-related breathing disorders. His specialist interests include multidisciplinary care of patients with orthodontic-restorative needs and he is a member of The Angle Society of Europe.

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Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson is an Orthodontic Technician currently working at the Royal Derby Hospital. She is a council member for the Orthodontic Technicians Association (OTA), currently serving as their Vice Chair, Secretary, Newsletter Editor and British Standards Institute liaison. She is the nominated person to represent the OTA in other areas such as the General Dental Council’s steering committees, an expert panel member at Delphi workshops etc.

Andrea has worked in dental technology for eleven years, the first two of which were in a private denture laboratory and the remaining nine have been in an NHS hospital working in orthodontics.

Andrea has a first class BSc (Hons) in Dental Technology and is calibrated on the (PAR) Occlusal Index.  She is a keen advocate of lifelong learning and has written many verifiable CPD papers on subjects such as appliance construction techniques, dental materials, regulations etc

In addition to this she also has 14 year’s experience of retail and retail management; specialising predominately in aquatics. She has worked in the manufacturing industry where she was also a registered practitioner of work based measurement.

Sunil Kapila

Sunil Kapila

Dr. Sunil Kapila is the Robert W. Browne Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Kapila obtained his dental education at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He completed his orthodontic education at the University of Oklahoma on a Fulbright-Hayes Scholarship, following which he pursued Ph.D. in Oral Biology at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Kapila has received several awards and honors including the AADR Hatton Award, the AAO Milo Hellman Award, and the B.F. Dewel Honorary Research Award, and was the Jacob A. Salzmann Lecturer at the 2013 AAO Meeting.

Dr. Kapila’s research focuses on the hormonal basis for TMJ degeneration and periodontal bone biology. He has published many peer-reviewed papers, chapters and books on these topics, biomechanics, and imaging. He is a co-author of a best selling orthodontic textbook “Current Therapy in Orthodontics.” His new textbook titled “Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Orthodontics: Indications, Insights and Innovations” is expected to be published shortly. Dr. Kapila serves on the editorial board or as a reviewer of several journals.

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Anne Marie Kuijpers-Jagtman

Anne Marie Kuijpers-Jagtman is Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Biology at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, since 1995. She is a Past-President of the European Orthodontic Society. At present she is Councillor of the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO).

In 2002 she was honoured with the Fellowship in Dental Surgery by Election of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, in 2004 she received the Cesare Luzi Memorial Award of SIDO in Italy, in 2011 the Swiss Paul Herren Award and in 2012 she was the Sheldon Friel Memorial Lecturer of the European Orthodontic Society. In 2009 and 2011 her group received the Samuel Berkowitz Award of the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association for the best publication on long-term results of cleft lip and palate treatment.

Professor Kuijpers-Jagtman is Editor-in-Chief of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research, which is the journal with the highest impact factor in orthodontics. She is serving on the Editorial Board of several other international journals. She has undertaken extensive research during the last 25 years in the areas of cleft lip and palate and the biological background of orthodontics. In recent years, her major interests have been in 3D-imaging in orthodontics and evidence based orthodontic therapy. She (co)authored 270 publications in Medline on her main topics of interest. She has given numerous lectures in 35 countries around the globe.

Chern Chern Ling

Chern Chern Ling

Specialist Orthodontist, National Pediatric Hospital and Faculty of Odonto-Stomatology, University of Health Sciences, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Chern Chern completed her undergraduate training in Malaysia and her postgraduate orthodontic training in Singapore obtaining her MOrth RCS(Ed) in 2003. She joined OMF International in 1996 to contribute to the development of dental training at the University of Health Sciences in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In 2004 the first orthodontic training programme in the country was established with the goal to see local providers empowered to teach orthodontics and provide good quality treatment to patients. One future aim of this was to see local specialists become involved in delivering orthodontic care to patients with cleft lip and palate which was fulfilled in 2012 when an orthodontic cleft service began


Simon Littlewood

Simon Littlewood

Simon Littlewood has been a Consultant Orthodontist in Bradford, UK since 2001, where he is Clinical Lead for Orthodontics. He is a Senior Lecturer, and Program Director for the Postgraduate Orthodontic Training Program at the University of Leeds. He is also co-founder of the UK’s first Orthodontic Therapy Course.

Dr Littlewood has published several articles and book chapters, and is lead author for the Cochrane review into orthodontic retention. He is a sought after lecturer both in the UK and internationally, and maintains a small private orthodontic practice. He is Chairman of the British Orthodontic Conference 2013-4.

Bjorn Ludwig

Björn Ludwig

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.

James Mah

James Mah


Dr. James Mah is a Clinical Professor and the Program Director in Orthodontics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research is focused on 3-Dimensional imaging and modeling for the purposes of diagnosis, treatment planning and therapeutics as well as anthropology and forensics. He has been involved in the research and development of Cone-Beam CT scanners, 3-D facial imaging devices, intra-oral scanners and CAD/CAM applications in dentistry.

He obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Master of Science degrees and his Certificate of Specialization in Orthodontics from the University of Alberta. Following he graduated from Harvard Medical School with a Doctorate of Medical Science degree and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital, Boston. Dr. Mah has authored numerous publications, textbooks, and book chapters and regularly presents nationally and internationally. In addition, his work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The National Post, Tech TV and Men’s Health. He also reviews for the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics and other dental journals. Dr. Mah also serves as a Scientific Advisor for Allergan and is the Chief Technology Officer for ClearCorrect.


Dr. James Mah is a Clinical Professor and the Program Director in Orthodontics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research is focused on 3-Dimensional imaging and modeling for the purposes of diagnosis, treatment planning and therapeutics as well as anthropology and forensics.

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Paul Mallett

Consultant Maxillofacial Prosthetist and Technologist, Healthcare Scientist and Laboratory Manager, BSc (Hons), FOTA, MIMPT, MDTA
Mr Mallett has a Bachelor of Science and Dental Technology (Hons).
After achieving this he studied for post graduate qualifications in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Technology, Conservation Technology, Orthodontic Technology, Dental Technology.
He lectures at National and International conferences, Scientific Congress and seminars.
Mr Mallett has specialist interests in Orthognathic Surgery Planning and Orthodontic Technology. He is also interested in fixed and removable Prosthodontics.
He has clinical interests in Maxillofacial Body Prosthetics.
Mr Mallett has been published widely in Dental Technical journals, magazines and online.
Full Member of the Institute Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists
Chairman of the Orthodontic Technicans Association (UK)
Member of the Dental Technologists Association
Member of Polish Orthodontic Technicans Associations (PTTO)


Marian Martin



Marian joined Total Orthodontics in 2005 following a working background mainly in the retail sector, including working for the Jaeger group and Marks and Spencer. Initially as a Practice Manager, Marian helped develop the Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) role alongside Rod Ferguson. Since then her passion for great customer service has been channelled into the Customer Service Manager role in Total Orthodontics and she continues to be involved in the development of our PCC’s alongside enhancing the service that the company deliver to their patients.


Rye Mattick

Rye qualified from Leeds, UK (1988), gained her orthodontic qualifications in Newcastle and Manchester. She took up her consultant post at NewcastleDentalHospital in 2001, where she is also lead orthodontist for the Northern and Yorkshire Cleft Lip and Palate Service. As well as clinical work she is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training and has been responsible for many years for the regional StR MSc programme and is currently TPD.

She has published on a variety of topics, although her main research and clinical interests are in the field of Cleft Lip and Palate. Within the BOC she is Chairman of the Scholarships and Grants Committee, a member of the Research Committee and until recently Director of the British Orthodontic Society Foundation.


Colin Melrose

Dr Melrose is an NHS Consultant at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust. The Orthodontic Department at Chester is a busy training unit with trainees rotating from both the Liverpool and Manchester Orthodontic training programmes.

His clinical interests include:

  • Twin Block Functional Appliances
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Management of Unerupted Teeth
  • Indirect Bonding
  • Temporary Anchorage Devices
  • Premolar Transplantation
  • Dr Melrose is an International Speaker who has lectured extensively on a wide range of orthodontic topics.
Alison Murray

Alison Murray

Alison Murray completed her specialty training at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London in 1985. She became a Consultant in 1989 at the Eastman and Mount Vernon hospitals. In 1994 she moved to Derbyshire and took up her current post in Derby.  She has always been involved in orthodontic education of specialists, general dental practitioners and orthodontic therapists. She has also been involved in randomised multi-centred clinical trials. She runs a small private practice and also writes expert witness reports.


Neil Nairn

Neil is currently employed at the University of Glasgow Dental School as an Orthodontic Dental Instructor and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS1) Deputy co-ordinator. In addition to Neil’s primary roles he is currently serving as the Glasgow Student Dental Society (GDSS) honorary staff/student president and has recently been recruited to the General Dental Council (GDC) as a registration assessment panel assessor.

He initially trained at Dundee Dental Hospital and attended Telford College, Edinburgh, qualifying in 1993. Since then Neil has gone on to achieve a wide range of advanced qualifications covering multidisciplines of Dental Technology and teaching. In December 2011 Neil graduated at Glasgow University having successfully completed an MSc (med sci) by research.

Neil’s notable achievements have included; nominee for teacher of the year at the 2006 DDU educational awards. In 2010 he was presented with the Aldridge medal for best presentation at the 2009 OTA annual conference. Neil lectured at the “3D Bologna International Symposium and Workshop, University of Bologna, Italy” in March 2012 where he was awarded the “Arturo Beretta” award for the best e-Poster and presentation, based on work carried out during his MSc. Most recently he was the winner of the 2013 student teaching awards (STA) for best taught subject area at Glasgow University.




Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O’Brien

Kevin O’Brien was appointed Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Manchester, England in 1996. He has previously held posts in the USA and was Dean of Manchester Dental School from 2004-2007 and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences from 2007-2010.

His main research interests are the assessment of orthodontic treatment outcome for children with severe dentofacial problems, and clinical trials of orthodontic treatment methods. He has published over 80 scientific papers, mostly in the American Journal of Orthodontics. Committed to both teaching and research, he has obtained €7m external research funding, mostly from UK research councils. His only obsession is Manchester United Football Club.

Guido Pedroli

Guido Pedroli

Born: 26.11.1956

In: Zurich (Switzerland)

Nationality: Swiss

  • 1977-1981: Studies as dental technician
  • 1982-1984: Employed as dental technician in an orthodontic laboratory
  • Since 1984: Laboratory-head at the Dental-School of the University of Zurich, Clinic of Orthodontics and Pedodontics (Prof. P.W. Stöckli until August 2003, Dr. Wanda Gnoinski a.i. 2003-2005 and 2009-2011, Prof. T. Peltomäki April 2005 until July 2009, Prof. Th. Eliades since August 2011) Teacher and instructor in orthodontic technique for dental students, dentists, post graduated dentists and orthodontists.
  • 1986 – 1993: Associate lecturer at the postgraduate school for dental technicians in Switzerland
  • since 1991: Member of the int. society of Orthodontic Technology GK (Gesellschaft für Kieferorthopädische Zahntechnik e.V.)
  • since 1992: Honorary member of the society ORTEC © club Italy. Short stay by Prof. R. Fränkel, Zwickau (Germany)
  • 1992 – 2006: Vice-President of the society of Orthodontic Technology GK (Gesellschaft für Kieferorthopädische Zahntechnik e.V.)
  • 1996: Guest lecturer at the postgraduate school for dental technicians in Weimar/Erfurt (Germany)
  • since 2006: Honorary member of Gesellschaft für Kieferorthopädische Zahntechnik e.V.
  • 2007-2012: Associate lecturer at the postgraduate school for dental technicians in Switzerland (specialisation in orthodontics). Honorary member of the society GTO Italy
  • since 2010: Member of SOTF Sveriges Ortondonti Tandtekniker Förening (Schweden)

Lectures and courses:

  • since 1984 at the Dental-School of the University of Zurich for students and dentists partly together with Prof. P.W. Stöckli (till 2003), Dr. Wanda Gnoinski (Chairman ad interim 2003-2005 and 2009-2011), Prof. T. Peltomäki (01.04.2005 – 31.07.2009) and PD Dr. U. Teuscher
  • since 1986 national and international lectures and courses in orthodontics in Switzerland, Germany, UK, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, Belgium, Turkey, Brazil, Malaysia, China
  • Various papers about orthodontics in national and international journals


German, English, French, Italian and Spanish

Mirco Raffaini

Mirco Raffaini

Professor Mirco Raffaini trained at the University of Parma, Italy where he undertook a residency in MaxilloFacial Surgery. He is a specialist in maxillo-facial surgery and in plastic – aesthetic surgery having completed the following Fellowship attendances:

  • Maxillofacial surgery CHU Nantes (France) 1986 and 1989 with grant
  • Hopital Necker Paris (France) 1990 with grant
  • Plastic Surgery Universidad Nacional Ciudad del Mexico 1990 with grant
  • Maxillofacial surgery CantonSpitale Zurich (Swiss) 1991
  • Cranio-facial Surgery at Paul Tessier Clinic Paris (France) 1991
  • MaxilloFacial Surgery of Baylor College Dallas 1995 with grant
  • Plastic Surgery at UCLA Los Angeles – California 1995 with grant
  • Arnett Jaws Surgery Centre S.Barbara California 1995
  • Plastic Surgery Southwestern University – Texas Dallas 2003

He became Assistant Professor at the MaxilloFacial Surgery Department of University-Hospital of Parma, Italy from 1989 – 1998. From 1998 – 2000 he served as Assistant Professor in MaxilloFacial Surgery Department of S.Paolo Hospital – Milan (Italy) and then from 1990 – 1998 he was a Consultant at the Teknon Clinic. Barcelona – Spain.  In 1998 – 2000 he served as Consultant San Raffaele HOSPITAL – MILAN.  From 2000 until today Prof Raffaini is a Consultant at the Sick Children Hospital Mayer-Florence (Craniofacial malformations) and at the Consultant Trauma Center Hospital – Careggi – Florence.

Professor Raffaini was Visiting Professor at the University of Parma (1992-1998), Milan (1998-2003), Pisa (1990-1992), Chieti (1993-1996) and from 2000 until today he is Associate Professor of Maxillo-Facial Surgery – University of Florence (Italy).  He also serves as Visiting Professor of Maxillo-Facial Surgery – UNIVERSIDAT INTERNATIONAL DE CATALUNA, Barcelona SPAIN.

He is the author of more than 150 scientific publications on maxillo-facial and plastic surgery topics and 3 monographic books.

He has a Private practice at Orthognathic Surgery Unit – Clinic Villa Letizia of Milan and is Founder and Director of FACE SURGERY Center -Parma (aesthetic and orthognathic surgery center).

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Juliette Reeves

Juliette Reeves is a dental hygienist and trained nutritionist with over thirty years experience. She is an elected committee member to the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and Secretary to the Eastern Regional Group. Juliette is Senior UK Tutor to the Swiss Dental Academy and clinical director of Perio-Nutrition and is privileged to be the first Dental Hygienist elected to the ADI Committee. She has lectured internationally over the last 14 years on the systemic associations between nutrition and oral health. She has over 30 published papers and is an editorial advisor to a number of dental journals.

Juliette regularly provides post-graduate training courses in the UK and was recently honored to receive a life time achievement award for outstanding contribution to dental hygiene and therapy.

Sabine Ruf

Sabine Ruf

Sabine Ruf received her DDS from the Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Germany in 1991. She obtained her Dr. med. dent in 1994 and her Dr. med. dent. habil in 2001 from the same University. In 2002 she was appointed as Professor and Chair of the Clinic for Orthodontics of the University of Berne, Switzerland. In 2005 she returned to Germany and is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics of the University of Giessen, Germany. She received the W.J.B. Houston Research Award of the EOS in 1997, the 6th S.I.D.O. World Award in 1997,the EOS Best Poster Award in 2001 and 2006 (Co-author) and the Best Paper Award of the German Orthodontic Society 2008. Since 2009 she is an Active Member of the Angle Society of Europe. She lectures worldwide mainly on dentofacial orthopedics and conducts corresponding courses around the globe. She is member of the advisory boards of several orthodontic impact factor journals and is member of council of the German Orthodontic Society

Marco Rosa

Marco Rosa

Marco Rosa graduated as Medical Doctor in 1981 then carried out postgraduate studies first in Dentistry, then in Orthodontics.
He is an Active Member of the Angle Society of Europe and a Diplomated of both the European Board and the Italian Board of Orthodontics.
He works in private practice, limited to Orthodontics, in Trento, Northern Italy and he is involved in the teaching program at Insubria University in Varese – Italy.
His primary areas of interest are “Early Treatment in Mixed Dentition: why and how to correct malocclusion without touching permanent teeth”, “Missing Upper Lateral Incisors: Space Closure vs Implants ” and “Interdisciplinary Treatment”.
He published and regularly lectures internationally about these topics.

Jonathan Sandler

Jonathan Sandler

Jonathan has been a Consultant Orthodontist at Chesterfield Royal Hospital since 1993. He was Postgraduate Course Director at Manchester University from 1995-2002.  He has been an M.Orth Examiner since 1997 for both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh and was an ISFE Examiner from 2001-2007.

He is a full member of the Angle Society of Europe, and one of only two British orthodontists with European Board Certification in Orthodontics.  Jonathan is also the author or co-author of over 100 peer reviewed publications and has given 95 invitation lectures nationally and internationally.  He was the Clinical editor for the Journal of Orthodontics 2001-2008 and has been a contributing editor to the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics since 2005.

He was Chairman of the British Orthodontic Conference 2004-2006 and is Chairman of the next ‘World Orthodontic Conference’ which will be held in London in 2015.

His main clinical interests are: Twin Block therapy, Digital Photography, Finishing techniques in Orthodontics Implants and Micro-screws in Orthodontics, Self-ligation techniques and teaching Orthodontics at all levels.

Jonathan Sandy

Jonathan Sandy

Jonathan Sandy is a Professor in Orthodontics and Head of the Bristol Dental School, Bristol University. His dental training was in London (Kings College Hospital, The London Hospital and the Eastman). He was awarded an MRC Training Fellowship and after his PhD was MRC funded as a postdoctoral scientist in the Biochemistry Department, University of Cambridge. He was appointed to Bristol University as a Consultant Senior Lecturer in 1991, promoted to a Reader in 1997 and awarded a Personal Chair in 1999. His main research interests are in cleft lip and palate and the delivery of cleft care by orthodontists. He has co-authored three books and has over 150 peer reviewed publications.

David Sarver

David M. Sarver

Dr. Sarver received his DMD from The University of Alabama School of Dentistry and M.S. in Orthodontics from the University of North Carolina in 1979. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, and a Fellow in both the International and American Colleges of Dentists.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Sarver has authored or co‑authored over 60 scientific articles, 14 book chapters, and his book, “Esthetics in Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery” was published in September, 1998. He is also co-author (with Dr. Proffit and White) of the surgical text “Contemporary Treatment of Dentofacial Deformity), published by Elsevier, Inc. and is co-author the 4th edition of Proffit’s classic textbook “Contemporary Orthodontics”. His 2 part article, coauthored with Dr. Marc Ackerman, on smile analysis won the 2004 B.F. Dewel Award for the best clinical article in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He has given more than 250 professional presentations in the United States, Europe, Australia and the Middle and Far East including both the Salzmann and Mershon Lectures at the AAO. Dr. Sarver has been featured on NBC’s “The Today Show”, ABC’s “The View”, and Fox National News.

David’s wife, Valerie, worked 23 years as a Systems engineer with IBM. Their daughter Suzanne (22) is a student, daughter Leigh (25) works in graphic design, and son Dave (29) is studying Medicine at the University of Alabama. In 2010, Dr. Sarver was named “Citizen of the Year in Vestavia Hills.


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John Scholey

John Scholey is the lead clinician at Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke on Trent in the UK and is also based part-time in private practice. He treats a wide variety of complex cases in both adult and adolescent patients. He has a special interest in interdisciplinary treatment involving both surgical and restorative care.

He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a postgraduate teacher on a number of courses across the UK and a clinical trainer linked to the West Midlands training programme.

John has lectured widely on clinical orthodontic topics in more than 20 countries around the world. He has won numerous clinical and academic awards throughout his career, including from the British Orthodontic Society, the prestigious Maurice Berman award for clinical excellence and the Maney publishing award for best scientific paper of the year.

Rishma Shah

Rishma Shah

Dr Rishma Shah qualified in Dentistry with honours at the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals in 1995. She started the orthodontic training programme at UCL Eastman Dental Institute in 2000. She was awarded distinction for the Master of Science (Orthodontics) of the University of London in 2002 and obtained the Membership in Orthodontics (RCS Eng) in 2003. Rishma undertook her combined higher clinical training, involving the management of complex orthodontic cases, and PhD at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Ashford Hospital, Middlesex. She was awarded the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination in Orthodontics in 2006 and PhD in 2010 in craniofacial skeletal muscle engineering.

Rishma is currently Lecturer/Honorary Consultant at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital. She is the Programme Co-ordinator for the MClinDent/MOrth programme and is heavily involved in training, teaching and research at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital.

Her main clinical practice involves the management and treatment of complex multidisciplinary cases.


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Shakeel Shahdad

Shakeel Shahdad is a Consultant and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at The Royal London Dental Hospital, and Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.  He is the Lead for postgraduate implant training.

He is the Chairman for the Advisory Board in Implant Dentistry for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology and a Diplomate of The British Society of Oral Implantology.  He is also the Chairman of the ITI UK and Ireland section.

He is a specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Endodontics.

Apart from the specialist restorative treatment, his areas of particular interest include aesthetic implant dentistry and management of complex restorative cases including functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of patients with hypodontia and toothwear.  Shakeel specialises in treating patients requiring complex and advanced restorative treatment including surgical placement and restoration with dental implants.

He also runs a multi-specialist referral practice in the West End of London.

Daniel Shaw

Daniel Shaw

Daniel Shaw began his career as an apprentice dental technician in 1996 at Albion Dental Laboratory, Chesterfield. Albion covered all aspects of dental technology and this gave him a broad vision and foundation early in his career.

Daniel finished his basic training at RotherhamGeneralHospital between 1999 and 2001 and he then moved to ChesterfieldRoyalHospital working briefly with Chris Causer, prior to his retirement. In his four years at Chesterfield, Daniel completed the Higher National Certificate and Orthodontic Diploma in Professional Studies. During this time he worked on utilising mid-palatal implants as an alternative to headgear and he enjoyed this immensely, also using it as his dissertation project. In 2004, Daniel was the recipient of the British Orthodontic Society Technicians Award.

He then left Chesterfield for Doncaster and BassetlawHospital in 2005 and during this time he completed the Diploma in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Reconstructive Science. Daniel works singlehandedly covering all major types of orthodontic work and Maxillofacial Technology, which ranges from orthognathic planning through to customised prosthetics.

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Dina Slater

Dina qualified in Dentistry from Newcastle University and then continued her specialty training in the North East of England. She took up her first Consultant post at Newcastle Dental Hospital and was heavily involved in teaching and training as part of this role. She then moved to the South East of England and now works as a part time Consultant at Ashford and St. Peters Hospital and is also a Specialist practitioner in Surrey. Dina has a keen interest in orthodontic indices and has been involved with Nigel Fox in the delivery of the Introductory courses in the IOTN and PAR indices for the past 9 years.


Jörg Stehr


Born in Schrozberg, childhood years in Langenburg (Hohenlohe, Baden Württemberg)

1969 – 1982

School, graduation: O-level

01.04.1984 – 30.06.1984

Bundeswehr (The German Armed Forces)

01.07.1984 – 18.03.1989

Traineeship followed by apprenticeship to become a dental technician in the Schneider Dental Laboratory in Künzelsau (main emphasis on orthodontics)

01.04.1989 – 31.08.2008

Dental technician for orthodontics in various different practices in Stuttgart

01.11.2004 – 31.08.2008

Part-time, self-employed dental technician for orthodontics

Since September 2008

Full-time, self-employed dental technician for orthodontics in my own laboratory

Extra Occupational Activities

  • Since 1991, member of “GK”, “The German Association for Orthodontics”.
  • Regular participation in all workshops and events offered by the association.
  • Since 1997, member of the management board of the “GK”.
  • Since November 2002, course instructor for orthodontic training courses at Dentaurum, Ispringen.
Junji Sugawara

Junji Sugawara

Dr Junji Sugawara is currently a Director at the SAS Orthodontic Centre, Ichiban-cho Dental Office, Sendai, Japan, and a Visiting Clinical Professor at the Division of Orthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, USA. He graduated from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan in 1973 and worked there for over 30 years. He is an active member of the Edward H. Angle Society (North Atlantic Component) since 2004. The Skeletal Anchorage System (SAS) utilizing the titanium miniplates as temporary anchorage devices and Surgery First are recent key interests and he has given many lectures on these subjects in the United States, Europe, South America, Australia, Middle East and Asia.

Kathryn Taylor

Kathryn Taylor

Kathryn Taylor qualified from the University of Sheffield in 1993 and is Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in oral Surgery at the Liverpool Dental School. She trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery on the AACOMS Academic Oral and Maxillofacial training pathway and was 2nd on call for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for > 10 years. Her research interests previously have been in basic cell science and she studied the effect of host defence peptides on human oral epithelial wound healing for her PhD. She is now focussing her interests into educational research.

In addition she is a co-founder and Director of ResusPod ( which is a spin-out company of the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and is the complete solution for medical emergency management in primary dental care. Through regional awards Kathryn has developed a medical emergency kit for the dental team and organises and delivers national, regional and local training in medical emergency management.

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

Dr Rebecca Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Dental Biosciences at the School of Healthcare Science, Manchester Metropolitan University. Following a PhD in microbiology, she began teaching on the dental technology degree in 1994 focusing on dental anatomy and dental diseases. One of her main areas of research interest is infection control in dental technology, which in addition to teaching this topic to students she also presents talks to members of the dental team as part of their continuous professional development and has published a number of articles on this subject.

Orhan Tuncay

Orhan C. Tuncay

Dr. Tuncay is the Gerald D. Timmons Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics Temple University. Previously, he served as the head of the department of orthodontics at the University of Kentucky and also at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Among his innumerable official positions in scientific and professional organizations the following are worthy of mention: President of Mississippi Association of Orthodontists, Chairman of the Council on Scientific Affairs of the American Association of Orthodontists; President of Greater Philadelphia Society of Orthodontists; President of Craniofacial Biology Group of IADR / AADR, AAOF Research Awards Committee.

His pioneering contributions have been in the fields of biology of tooth movement, meta analyses, 3D imaging and animation, and practice management. Collectively, in refereed and non-refereed journal articles, books, book chapters, abstracts, editorials, etc., he has over 200 publications.

His textbook, The Invisalign System, is the first and only textbook in the world on Invisalign. Recently, it was translated into Chinese.
Additionally, he is the founding Editor of 4 different journals: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research, Progress in Orthodontics, Cases & Commentaries in Orthodontic Technology, and Clinical Reports & Techniques (in Invisalign).

Dr. Tuncay is a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. In addition to his membership in the American Association of Orthodontists, he is a member of the Angle Society of Orthodontists, and has been awarded an honorary membership in the Charles H. Tweed Foundation.

The American Association of Orthodontists had honored Dr. Tuncay by naming a fellowship after him. The Orhan C. Tuncay Fellowship is awarded every year to a young academic. In 2010 he was invited to deliver the John V. Mershon keynote lecture at the annual meeting of the AAO.

In addition to his academic position, he is in private practice (Rittenhouse Orthodontics) in center city Philadelphia.


Flavio Uribe

Dr. Uribe received his Master‘s degree and Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Connecticut after receiving his DDS degree from the Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud in Medellin, Colombia. He also completed a 3- year residency and fellowship program at the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Uribe is a full-time associate professor and program director in the Division of Orthodontics at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and member of the Edward H Angle Society of Orthodontists.  Dr Uribe is a section editor of the Book Temporary Anchorage Devices in Orthodontics and has authored and coauthored numerous book chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals.


Dirk Wiechmann

Prof. Wiechmann has been in private practice since 1998 in Bad Essen, Germany, which is actually the biggest lingual practice in the world with more than 800 lingual patients in active treatment.

From 2002 to 2011 he was the Scientific Director of the postgraduate diploma program in Lingual Orthodontics at the University Paris 7 in France. By 2006 he had also become Scientific Director for the postgraduate MSc. program in Lingual Orthodontics at the Hannover Medical School, Germany. In 2011 he received the honorary price of the French Federation of Orthodontics. He received his PhD in 2011 with his paper:  Different aspects of a completely customized lingual appliance. Since 2013 he is a Professor in Orthodontics at the Hannover Medical School.

Tim Wheeler

Tim Wheeler

Dr. Tim Wheeler is the Academy 100 Eminent Scholar and Chair of Orthodontics and Sr. Associate Dean and Director of the School of Advanced Dental Sciences at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Wheeler has conducted research funded by NIDCR examining the timing of treatment for Class II malocclusion. He has also conducted prospective clinical trials for Align Technology examining the use of different types of attachments and tooth movement with aligners. Dr. Wheeler is past president for The Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, past Councilor for the Orthodontic Section of the ADEA and a past president for the Craniofacial Biology Group of the IADR. Dr. Wheeler is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, has authored more than 60 articles and has lectured extensively internationally.

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Caroline Wilkinson

Professor Caroline Wilkinson is currently Director of Liverpool School of Art & Design and Director of Face Lab at the Liverpool John Moores University. Her research is a fusion of art and science and focuses on craniofacial analysis, depiction of the dead and facial recognition for identification.

She is author of Forensic Facial Reconstruction and co-editor of Craniofacial Identification, she was the first woman President of the International Association of Craniofacial identification (IACI) in 2008 and is the only craniofacial expert to be accredited by the Royal Anthropological Institute as a Level I Forensic Anthropologist.

She has been involved in many archaeological investigations and her work is exhibited in museums around the world, including facial depictions of bog bodies (Moesgaard Museum & National Museum of Ireland), Ancient Egyptians (The British Museum & National Museum of Scotland) and British historical remains (Museum of London, McManus Gallery).

She regularly engages the public with science and art through school education programs, television appearances and public events, and her research team have reconstructed the faces of key historical figures, such as Richard III, Mary Queen of Scots, J.S. Bach, St Nicolas and Arsinoe, sister of Cleopatra.


Benedict Wilmes

Benedict Wilmes

Dr. Wilmes did postgraduate training in oral surgery at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Muenster, Germany. Subsequently, he received a postgraduate degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at the University of the Duesseldorf, Germany. He became an Assistant Professor in 2004 and then in 2013 Professor at the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Duesseldorf. Dr. Wilmes is reviewer of numerous journals and has held more than 250 lectures and courses on skeletal anchorage in 40 different countries all over the world. Dr. Wilmes is a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. He was awarded the First Prize of the German Orthodontic Society in 2007 and the First Prize of the European Orthodontic Society in 2009.

Ursula Wirtz

Ursula Wirtz

Dental technician for orthodontic dental technology

University Hospital Aachen

  • 1967 –1971 – Training as dental technician Laboratory Nickel, Stolberg
  • 1972 –1982 – Plastic Technician and (Orthodontics technology), Laboratory Jacobs, Würselen
  • 1982 – 1984 – Laboratory technician laboratory Orthodontics Graef, Würselen –Broichweiden
  • Since 1984 – Dental technician (Orthodontic) at the Department of Orthodontics at the University Hospital Aachen
  • 1993-1998 – Lecturing at the University of Applied Sciences Aachen for dental technicians,
  • 2006-2007 – Lecturing at the Academy Harani
  • Since 2005 – Lecturing Training courses at DENTAURUM.


  • 2001 – Halle GK  – The Laboratory production of the pendulum appliance
  • 2003 – Ispringen  – The Laboratory production of the pendulum appliance
  • 2004 – Ispringen – The Laboratory production of the pendulum appliance
  • 2005 – Ispringen – The Laboratory production of the pendulum appliance
  • 2006 – Herne Harani   –  The appliance Lizat
  • 2007 – Berlin GK  – Skeletonized distal jet appliance with supporting mini screw fixation
  • 2008 – Goslar GK  – The production of an FMA appliance
  • 2009 – Köln IDS – Good to know Orthodontic Dental Technology
  • 2010 – Lauterberg GK – Lingual appliances for unilateral molar distalization in the  mandible
  • 2012 – Lüneburg  VmF –  The most common jaw anomalies and their orthodontic treatment devices
  • 2013 – Rom  AIOT – Independent molar distalization cooperation in maxilla and mandible with pendulum and lingual arch appliance
  • 2013 – Isfahan – The Laboratory production of the NAM plate



  • O-atlas, (German, English, Spanish, Polish)
  • Articles in the PDZ-series,
  • Various papers in the quintessence dental technology and the dental laboratory
  • Since 1998 Member of the Society for orthodontic dental technology
  • 2011-2013 Council Member of the Society for orthodontic dental technology


Mariano Zocche

Mariano Zocche

My interest for orthodontics started in 1977. After getting my diploma as a dental technician 1982, I started my own business creating an orthodontic laboratory in Vicenza where I have been running the lab from 1983. Afterwards, in 1992, I opened another lab in Verona.
I held many presentations in several congresses and national meetings :

  • Orthodontic devices for active and passive restraint
  • Construction of the orthopaedic system of Bass
  • The morpho corrector Frankel
  • Third class lip-bumper
  • Fast palatal habit-breakers and tongue retaining devices
  • Orthodontic tongue devices
  • Repositioning bites
  • Verona Safety Device
  • Construction of Frankel, Bionator and Andresen devices
  • The activator Fox 3
  • Liù expanders
  • Bites and occlusal plates

Some of these presentations appeared on some magazines of the sector. I cooperated with the University of Verona in order to research and develop devices for the distraction of implants and teeth. Moreover, I made research concerning the use of Ni-Ti springs in mobile orthodontics.

I also took part to the experimentation of the Pro-slaider in cooperation with the company that produced it and the University of Padua. I hold several courses regarding the construction of functional devices and fixed braces at the University of Ferrara, in private centres and at my lab.

Moreover, I implemented a device called UNICA-N-Z – currently in the testing phase with the University of Cagliari – for sleep apnea.
I am the founder and a member of the Accademia Italiana di Ortodonzia Tecnica (Italian Academy of Orthodontics); I was the President of the academy in 2010 and the Secretary in 2012. I am also the founder and a member of the GTO Associazione Nazionale Tecnici Ortodontisti (National Association of Orthodontists) in which I was the Secretary and the President. Furthermore, I was a spokesman at the GK 2013 Congress.