Pre Congress Course

08:00:  Registration

09:00  Non-compliance upper molar distalization.

10:30  Coffee break

11:00  Molar distalization: en masse or sliding mechanics? Vertical control and transverse changes.

12:30  Lunch

14:00  Bone anchored class III orthopedics: timing and indications.

15:30  Coffee break

16:00  Outcome of Class III orthopedics in non-cleft and cleft patients: skeletal, dento-

            alveolar and soft tissue changes.


17:00  Coffee break

17:30  Placement and removal of miniplates: surgical procedure. Post-surgical follow-up:

           patients instructions, loading protocol.

18:30 Q&A and conclusions

  • Dr. 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. He has been Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Orthodontics at the Université Catholique de Louvain from 1989 to 2006. Currently he is Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the 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.