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OPORTO, Portugal: Align Technology has announced a new collaboration with the European Aligner Society (EAS) at the society’s summer meeting that is taking place today and tomorrow in Oporto. The collaboration is aimed at elevating education standards in orthodontic aligner therapy.
Align Education has developed orthodontic development programmes which include advanced and master’s plan programmes for continuing education in clear aligner therapy with Invisalign aligners. EAS recognises these programmes, which are compliant with the European Board of Aligner Orthodontics (EBAO) clinical guidelines and objectives.
Dr Tommaso Castroflorio, president and director of education of EAS, commented: “EAS established the European Board of Aligner Orthodontics to certify the expertise, skills, attributes and comprehensive knowledge of orthodontics, with an emphasis on orthodontic aligner treatment, through certification and periodic re-evaluation and by encouraging the achievement and maintenance of diplomate status.”
He continued: “A suitable candidate is to be committed to the advancement of orthodontic aligner treatment, to lifelong learning and to a lifetime of ethical practices. Furthermore, EBAO aims to dignify the art and science of orthodontics and to elevate the quality of orthodontic care by promoting high-standard evidence-based practice in orthodontic aligner treatment and encouraging research in this field. EBAO also collaborates with other entities and organisations to improve the whole profession of dentistry.”
Align will be advocating its educational programmes as preparation for the EBAO Clinical Master certification. During these development programmes, Align will share guidance on the five-case submission required for the EBAO clinical programme examination.
In addition, the Invisalign system will be the focus of a number of presentations at the EAS summer meeting. For instance, expert Dr Pedro Costa Monteiro will be lecturing on Invisalign treatment of mandibular advancement in Class II patients today at 12:15 p.m. CEST. He explained: “During the last four years, I have treated more than 100 young patients with Invisalign clear aligners. Based on my experience, I can say that growing patients and Invisalign clear aligners are a great match. The skeletal effect of precision wings and the stability after treatment make the Invisalign system my first choice for Class II growing patients. In this session, I will be sharing my tips and tricks for the best results using the new enhanced precision wings.”
Tomorrow at 2:15 p.m. CEST, Align will be hosting an in-depth course presented by Zelko Relic, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Align Technology, and Dr Ramón Mompell, an orthodontist in private practice in Madrid in Spain who uses aligners and a combination of aligners and various auxiliary methods in most of his patients. Together, the speakers will hold a practical session focusing on complex teen cases, during which delegates will learn how to maximise their results with the Invisalign system by mastering 3D controls and to optimise their time using ClinCheck Live Update.
Align is also sponsoring the welcome reception, which will take place at the world-famous Ferreira port cellars.
The complete event programme can be accessed at www.eas-aligners.com/2nd-summer-meeting-porto-2022.