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Evidence Based Orthodontics

Abstract

Orthodontics is an exciting and constantly evolving specialty. Almost every day there are new products and techniques being introduced that promise more effective treatment. We all want to produce the best outcomes for our patients, so how do we make the right treatment choices? A key foundation for good clinical practice is to incorporate the best available evidence.

This intensive course will use a variety of clinical case scenarios and discuss the best available evidence for their management. We will use common clinical problems to illustrate how the latest research can help inform treatment choices. We will also highlight where evidence is currently lacking and discuss appropriate management options. Topics that will be covered include how to evaluate the evidence, early treatment, functional appliances, edgewise bracket systems, tooth agenesis, impacted teeth, class III malocclusion, skeletal anchorage, accelerated orthodontics and patient-centered outcomes.

This course is ideal for postgraduate orthodontic students preparing for specialty examinations and specialist orthodontists who want to stay up-to-date with the current evidence base. It is also suitable for general dental practitioners who wish to learn more about managing malocclusion and orthodontic therapists who may wish to further their knowledge.


Prof. Martyn COBOURNE, BDS, MDS, PhD

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Martyn Cobourne is Professor of Orthodontics and Head of Department at King’s College London and Honorary Consultant in Orthodontics at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, UK. He was Director of Research and a Trustee of the British Orthodontic Society from 2012- 16 and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthodontics. His clinical research interests are in the field of evidence-based orthodontic treatment, with an emphasis on the efficacy of interventions designed to reduce orthodontic treatment time. In addition, he also leads a laboratory-based research group investigating the molecular basis of early craniofacial development, focussing on the aetiological basis of oro-facial clefting, holoprosencephaly and regulation of tooth number. Professor Cobourne trained in Orthodontics at King’s College London and the United Medical and Dental Schools at Guy’s and St Thomas’. During his clinical training he carried out a UK Medical Research Council- funded Clinical Training Fellowship and completed a PhD in craniofacial developmental biology in the laboratory of Paul Sharpe at Guy’s Dental Hospital. He was subsequently appointed Senior Lecturer in Orthodontics at King’s College London in 2004 and promoted to Professor of Orthodontics in 2010. He has over 115 peer-reviewed publications and is the author of two orthodontic textbooks, including the highly successful Handbook of Orthodontics.


Dr. Andrew DIBIASE, BDS, MDS, PhD

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Andrew DiBiase is a Consultant Orthodontist at East Kent Hospitals University Trust, UK. He undertook his undergraduate training at Kings College, London; his postgraduate training at the Royal London Hospital and Senior Clinical training at the Charles Clifford Dental School, Sheffield.

Since his appointment as a Consultant Orthodontist he has developed an extensive research portfolio, is part of the UK Orthodontic National Clinic Trials Network and has received numerous awards and grants. His research interests include the clinical effectiveness of orthodontic appliances and the psychosocial impact of malocclusion. He has published over 65 papers in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored two textbooks, including the Handbook of Orthodontics. Andrew also runs a successful private practice in Kent and has lectured internationally.

He was awarded the Maurice Berman Prize for Clinical Excellence by the British Orthodontic Society and the Dewel Clinical Research Award by the American Association of Orthodontists. He is a provisional member of the Angle Society of Europe.

Later Event: March 10
Evidence Based Orthodontics