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The second International EAS Congress was hosted at the Hilton Molino Stucky hotel in Venice, Italy. (Photograph: Shutterstock.com)
Nathalie Schüller, DTI

By Nathalie Schüller, DTI

Tue. 27. February 2018

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VENICE, Italy: From an expected 400, the number of attendees at the second Congress of the European Aligner Society (EAS) rose to 500, confirming that, with a committed and passionate board, the meeting is indeed much needed by dental professionals. The programme of the event, which took place at the Hilton Molino Stucky hotel from 16 to 19 February, included pre- and post-congress courses, in addition to the general session, as well as posters and short presentations.

Under the theme “Are you ready to become invisible?,” the three-day meeting covered current trends, directions, possibilities and techniques in aligner treatment. It opened on Friday with pre-congress courses and a short communication programme. The EAS concept is to give dentists a platform for presenting their research and cases. This serves as an opportunity to discover new talent, but also as a wonderful way for all to be able to present their work, in line with one of the goals of the EAS: to offer a forum for showcasing the latest developments in and with aligner treatment.

In the main programme on Saturday and Sunday, international speakers presented on a range of topics. Their papers covered cases treated with different systems, the treatment of malocclusions, understanding tooth movement, an interdisciplinary approach to treatment, technical issues such as biomechanics, and digital smile design and the need for restorative dentistry to understand and incorporate orthodontics as well. Eleven posters were also presented during the congress.

During the plenary session on Sunday, Dr Gabriele Rossini received the best research award for his short paper titled “Clear aligner orthodontic optimization through finite element analysis”.

During a full-day post-congress course on 19 February, Dr Christian Coachman gave lectures on the digital smile design revolution, with a live patient demonstration.

Aiming to be the main continuing professional development provider for allied professionals involved in aligner treatment delivery, the EAS holds educational events, including its biennial meeting. Before the next EAS Congress, to take place in 2020, the second EAS interim congress will meet next year in the spring. The locations of both events are yet to be announced.

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