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Third European Aligner Society Congress to feature wide array of speakers

By Dental Tribune International
October 03, 2019

ST JULIAN’S, Malta: The European Aligner Society (EAS) recently announced that it will be holding its third congress from 19 to 21 March 2020 in Portomaso in St Julian’s in Malta. According to the organisers, the programme will build on the knowledge developed at the previous two congresses and EAS Spring Meetings, and the impressive line-up of speakers will explore continuing advances in aligner therapy, an area of considerable importance in orthodontic treatment.

The third biennial EAS congress will be held at the Hilton Malta hotel, located at the Portomaso yacht marina just 15 minutes from Valetta, the Maltese capital. The event will be opened by Dr Chris Fearne, the Maltese Minister of Health, and will draw together an international group of orthodontic experts for a series of pre-congress courses, plenary lectures and workshops.

There are three main topics that will guide discussions at the congress: diagnosis and treatment planning, clinical tips and patient perception. Those presenting on the first topic include Dr Sean K. Carlson with “Diagnosis and treatment planning in the 3D era”, Dr Juan Pablo Gomez Arango with “Biomechanics in the plastic revolution: The key to that elusive predictability”, and Dr Beatriz Solano Mendoza with “Indicators to consider for a predictable diagnosis with Invisalign treatment”.

In the clinical tips sessions, attendees will be able to glean wisdom from presenters such as Dr Vincenzo D’Antò (“Making your virtual treatment plan a clinical reality”), Dr John Kaku (“Hybridization of clear aligner therapy in teens”) and Dr Dror Alzenbud (“Improved efficacy of mechanotherapy for complicated cases”).

Presentations that will focus on the area of patient perception include those by Dr Letizia Perillo (“Factors affecting patient compliance”), Dr Barry Glaser (“Supercharge the patient experience with dental monitoring”) and Dr Matteo Reverdito (“Improved comfort and higher patient satisfaction through Light Accelerated Orthodontics”).

The previous EAS congress, held in Venice in Italy in February 2018, attracted over 600 European and overseas attendees to discuss all things aligner-related. Registration for the third EAS congress will open in October, and discounted rates will be available for those who sign up early. More information can be found on the EAS website.

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