Dr. BIRTE MELSEN | Denmark |
Professor Melsen received her dental degree in 1964 and became a certified orthodontist in 1971. She was Professor and Head at the Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Aarhus from 1974 t0 2012 when she retired and became visiting professor in Hannover and in Perth West Australia. From 1986, she has been working part-time in private practice in Lübeck, Germany with Adult Orthodontics mostly as part of an interdisciplinairy treatment. In 2000, she received the Knighthood of Dannebrog 1 st degree, 2000 by Queen Magrethe 2nd. Professor Melsen has authored more than 390 publications and is the honorary member of many orthodontic societies and has received numerous awards and honorary degrees within and outside Europe. She is lecturing all over the world and involved in fundraising for street children. In September 2015 she was honoured by the World Federation of Orthodontics and in 2016 She held the Edward H. Angle lecture at the AAO.
Dr. Benedict Wilmes | Germany |
Dr. Wilmes did a postgraduate training in oral surgery at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Muenster, Germany. Subsequently, he received a postgraduate degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at the University of the Duesseldorf, Germany. In 2013 he became Professor at the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Duesseldorf. Dr. Wilmes has published more than 100 articles and textbook chapters. He is reviewer of numerous journals and has held more than 250 lectures and courses in 50 different countries all over the world. His primary interest is in the area of non-compliant and invisible orthodontic treatment strategies (TADs, lingual orthodontics and aligner). Dr. Wilmes is a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. He was awarded the First Prize of the German Orthodontic Society in 2007 and the First Prize of the European Orthodontic Society in 2009.
Dr. Cheol-Ho Paik | Korea |
Cheol-Ho Paik, DDS, PhD
- Private practice, SAI Orthodontic Clinic, Seoul, Korea
- Clinical assistant professor, Dept. of Orthodontics, Seoul National University Dental College, Korea
- Visiting faculty at Dept. of Orthodontics, UCSF & UCLA, USA
- Former director of International Affairs, Korean Association of Orthodontists
- Received Orthodontic Training and PhD course in Dept. of Orthodontics, Dental College of Tsurumi University, Japan
- Graduated Seoul National University Dental College, Korea.
Dr. Chooryung Chung | South Korea |
- 1999-2004 Orthodontic training/ Ph.D. at Orthodontic Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
- 2004-2006 Postdoctoral fellow, Orthodontic Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
- 2006-2013 Research fellow, Assistant Professor, Dept. Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University
- 2013-current Associate Professor, Dept. Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University
- Advisory board member of WIOA.
Dr. Domingo Martin | Spain |
M.D.,D.D.S. University of Bilbao, Master in Orthodontics, University of Valencia.
Diplomate of the European Society of Orthodontics (EBO) 2008, Director of Roth-Williams Center for Functional Occlusion – Spain and Portugal President of Roth-Williams International Society of Orthodontics. Visiting Professor – International University of Catalunya -Barcelona Orthodontic Department Visiting Professor University Complutense of Madrid -Department of Periodontics.
Dr. Martín has given courses and conferences in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, China, England, Austria, Israel, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, India, Turkey, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Dubai(U.A.R.), Japan and USA Private practice limited to orthodontics in San Sebastian, Spain.
Dr. Elizabeth Menzel | Germany |
Degree in Dentistry B.Ch.D. at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Postgraduate training as an orthodontist in the practice of Dr. Brigitte König-Toll, Kronberg, Germany
Assistant dentist training for orthodontics in the Department of Orthodontics, University of Kiel, Germany
Specialized training in temporomandibular joint disorders by Prof. Dr. A. Bumann (Harvard University, Boston)
Examination in postgraduate orthodontics Achievement of the qualification as a specialist in orthodontics at the University of Frankfurt, Germany
Present date Working in own practice as an orthodontist. Organizing member of multidisciplinary specialist network for the treatment of craniomandibular disorders.
Dr. eric liou | Taiwan |
Dr. Eric Liou is an Associate Professor and the chairman of the Faculty of Dentistry, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital & Chang Gung University, Taipei, Taiwan. He is also a visiting Professor in the Department of Orthodontics, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Liou is currently President of the Taiwan association of Orthodontists, and President of the World Implant Orthodontic Association. His main research interests are distraction osteogenesis, TADs, orthodontic tooth movement, platelet rich plasma, and bone physiology. Dr. Liou has numerous publications and presentations, especially on the topics of accelerated orthodontic tooth movement, maxillary orthopedic protraction, surgery first accelerated orthognathic surgery, and TADs.
Dr. Flavio Uribe | USA |
Dr. Uribe received his Master‘s degree and Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Connecticut after receiving his DDS degree from the Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud in Medellin, Colombia. He also completed a 3- year residency and fellowship program at the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Uribe is a Full-time Associate Professor and Program Director in the Division of Orthodontics at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and member of the Edward H Angle Society of Orthodontists. He is also a member of the Council of Scientific Affairs for the American Association of Orthodontists and is part of the committee implementing practice based research networks for the AAO. Dr. Uribe is a section editor of the Book Temporary Anchorage Devices in Orthodontics, co-editor of the new book Atlas of Complex Orthodontics, and has authored and coauthored numerous book chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals. He received a Biomedical Research Award from the AAO Foundation in 2012. Dr. Uribe holds the Charles Burstone Professorship at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. GIULIANO MAINO D.D.S., M.D | ITALY |
Dr. Maino maintains a private orthodontic practice in Vicenza, Italy, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at Ferrara and Insubria University. He is an active member of the Angle Society of Europe, the Italian Society of Periodontology, American Association of Orthodontists, Italian Society of Orthodontics, and European Orthodontic Society. Dr. Maino is also a Post Graduate of Clinical Training in Orthodontics at Boston University.
Dr. Jang Yeol Lee | South Korea |
Dr. Lee is a Clinical Professor at Dept. of Orthodontics of Yonsei University and Sungkunkwan University, Seoul, Korea. Also he is an Associate Fellow in the Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry at the University of Warwick, UK. He received his dental and orthodontic education at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. Dr. Lee is also a visiting scholar in the Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, USA. Dr. Lee has been invited to many international congresses and given many lectures on various topics about mini-screw orthodontics, surgical orthodontics and lingual orthodontics over the last years over the world. He also has organized min-screw courses, lingual courses and 2D courses in many countries such as USA, UK, Germany, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Singapore, China, Morocco, etc. Dr. Lee was the Secretary General of the organizing committee in the 1st World Implant Orthodontic Conference held in Seoul, 2008 and a former Secretary General of World Implant Orthodontic Association and currently he is advisory board member of WIOA.
Dr. John Lin | Taiwan |
Dr. Lin is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at Taipei Medical University, is a past President of the Taiwan Association of Orthodontists, and maintains a private orthodontic practice. Dr. Lin has published “Creative Orthodontics, Blending the Damon System and TADs to Manage Difficult Malocclusions.”, 1st edition 2007, 2nd edition 2010. “Class III Correction Orthodontics”, 1st edition 2013.
Dr. Johnny Liaw | Taiwan |
Dr. Johnny Joung-Lin, Liaw completed his orthodontic training at National Taiwan University Hospital in 1994 and received his master degree in Chang Gung Medical University. After 8-year visiting staff in Shin-Kong Memorial Hospital he is now in private practice since 2002 . He has been conducting a clinical orthodontic course over 15 years and he is also a Clinical Director in National Taiwan University Hospital. He is now the immediate past President of the Taiwan Association of Orthodontists and also the Chairman of Taiwan Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Junji Sugawara | Japan |
Dr. Sugawara, DDS, PhD, is currently a Director at the Skeletal Anchorage System (SAS) Orthodontic Centre, Ichiban-cho Dental Office, Sendai, Japan, and a visiting Clinical Professor at the Division of Orthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, USA. He graduated from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan in 1973 and worked there for over 30 years. He is an active member of the Edward H. Angle Society (North Atlantic) since 2004.
The SAS, utilizing titanium miniplates as temporary anchorage devices, and ‘Sendai surgery-first’ are recent key interests and he has given many lectures on these subjects in the United States, Europe, South America, Australia, the Middle East and Asia. He has been invited to the annual sessions of the American Association of Orthodontists as a speaker nine times. He was elected as the champion lecturer representing Central and East Asia at the 6th International Orthodontic Congress (WFO) held in Paris.
Dr.Kee Joon Lee | South Korea |
Dr. Kee-Joon Lee is Professor of the Department of Orthodontics, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea. He received DDS and PhD degree from Graduate school, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University. He completed the orthodontics specialty training in Yonsei University.
He has contributed many book chapters on biomechanics of miniscrew-driven orthodontics, non-extraction treatment in adults, up-to-date lingual orthodontic mechanics and surgery-first approach using TADs. He is the first who demonstrated the miniscrew-assisted rapid palatal expander (MARPE) for adults in AJO-DO, which was cited by many other authors. He has published many articles and case reports regarding the treatment of non-eruption, and total arch movement for hyper divergent face in orthodontic journals including two cover issues in AJO-DO. His fields in research include clinical biomechanics regarding TADs application and the suture and bone responses to orthodontic stimulus. He has served as a reviewer in major orthodontic journals, including AJO-DO, Angle Orthodontists and European Journal of Orthodontics. He has been invited to many international orthodontic conferences around the world.
Dr. Kwangchul Choy | South Korea |
Dr. Kwangchul Choy, DDS, MS, PhD, is a former Professor of Orthodontics, Department at Yonsei University. He graduated and completed orthodontic training at Yonsei University and has been a research fellow and a visiting professor at University of Connecticut. Currently, clinical professor at Yonsei University as well as an adjunct professor of orthodontics at Ewha Womans University. He published a book, The Biomechanical Foundation of Clinical Orthodontics and over 30 papers and book chapters in the field of biomechanics. He has carried out clinical and scientific research in the biomechanics of tooth movement and orthodontic appliances and carries out many lectures around the world on biomechanics and maintains a private practice in Seoul.
Dr. Madhur Upadhyay | USA |
Dr. Madhur Upadhyay is presently Assistant Professor, Division of Orthodontics,
Department of Craniofacial Sciences, University of Connecticut, Farmington CT, USA
Dr. Madhur Upadhyay is Director, Orthodontics Clinics /Orthodontic Fellowship Program /Pre-doctoral Progam , University of Connecticut, Health Center.
He is also Director, graduate courses - Biomechanics in Orthodontics and craniofacial growth and Development at Division of Orthodontics, Dept. of Craniofacial Sciences, University of Connecticut, USA.
Dr. Mithran Goonewardene | Australia |
Dr. Mithran Goonewardene completed Dental School at The University of Western Australia in 1981 and attended the Forsyth Dental Center/Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, USA from 1984-1987 where he completed Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Medical Science degree. His is Head of Orthodontics and Graduate Program Director at The University of Western Australia, is a full member of The Edward Angle Society of Orthodontists and is certified by the Australian Orthodontic Board. He visits Sri Lanka regularly as a visiting Consultant in Orthodontics in the Dental Institute, Colombo and participates in part-time private practice in Perth.
Present date working in own practice as an Orthodontist, Organizing member of multidisciplinary specialist network for the treatment of craniomandibular disorders.
Dr. Ophir Fromovich | Israel |
Dr. Fromovich received his DMD degree from the Medicine and PharmacyInstitute in Bucharest in 1988. And Postgradued in Orthodontics from Medicine and Pharmacy Institutein Bucharest . He is an expert on dentalimplants and for the last 28 years his practice has focused on placement andrestoration of dental implants. Dr. Fromovich is the inventor of the Nobel Active implant system of Nobelbiocare and CEO and inventor of Alpha-
bio implants system (1988-2008). He held the:Acc visiting Professor of Chieti university Italy and the position of Research Associate at the Laboratory of Dental Technology in the Periodontal Department of Hadassh School for Dental Medicine in Jerusalem. Dr. Fromovich lectures both nationally and internationally, conducts advanced implant courses and is the Head of the International Center for Dental Education in Israel. He is a member of the German Association of Dental Implantology, the International congress of Oral Implantologists and the Israeli Association of Oral Implants.
Dr. PradEEp R. Shetye | USA |
Dr. Shetye is a Board Certified Orthodontist and has an appointment as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery (Craniofacial Orthodontics), Director of Craniofacial Orthodontics Fellowship at New York University Langone Medical Center. He is also appointed as Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry.
Dr. Shetye received his DDS from the New York University College of Dentistry, and his post-graduate Certificate in Orthodontics from St. Barnabas Hospital. He completed a Advanced Craniofacial Orthodontics Clinical Fellowship from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Craniofacial Orthodontics Research Fellowship from the NYU Medical Center. Dr. Shetye also has earned an BDS and MDS in Orthodontics from India and MOrthRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dr. Shetye has expertise in all areas of Craniofacial Orthodontic treatment for pediatric and adult patients.He has special interest in orthodontic treatment for patients needing reconstructive surgery of the face and orthognathic surgery. Dr. Shetye is actively involved in craniofacial research and has authored over 40 peer reviewed scientific papers and a book chapters. He has given over 100 scientific presentations at various universities, national and international scientific meetings in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Dr. Shetye has received several awards for clinical excellence including the Henry Kawamoto Award from the American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons, Joseph E. Johnson Award and Charley Schultz Award both from the American Association of Orthodontics and T. C. White Award from the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Glasgow. He is a member of International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association and American Association of Orthodontics.
Dr. Ravindra Nanda | USA |
Dr. Ravindra Nanda is at present UConn Alumni Endowed Chair, and Professor and Head of the Department of Craniofacial Sciences and Chair of Division of Orthodontics, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut, U.S.A.
He received his dental training from Lucknow University, India and his orthodontic training first at Lucknow, India and then from Nymegen, Netherlands and the University of Connecticut. He also received a Ph.D. for the University of Nymegen in 1969. Dr. Nanda is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Ryuzo Kanomi | Japan |
Dr. Ryuzo Kanomi graduated from Osaka Dental University in 1977, and received the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.).He received the degree of Doctor of Dental Science (D.D.Sc.) in 1989. He also graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, Osaka University in 2002 and received the degree of Ph.D. He is maintaining a private practice in Himeji-city, Hyogo, Japan.
He is a member of the Midwest Component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists.
At present, he is a member of Implant Orthodontic Conference Committee of Japan and a member of the Adviser Committee of the World Implant Orthodontic Association.
Dr. Sumit Yadav | USA |
Dr. Sumit Yadav is presently Assistant Professor, Division of Orthodontics, Department of Craniofacial Sciences, University of Connecticut, Health Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Skeletal and Regenerative Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center.
He is Visiting Researcher, Dental Biomechanics Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Dr. Won Moon | USA |
Dr. Won Moon is serving as the program director for an orthodontic residency program and the Thomas R. Bales Endowed Chair in Orthodontics, UCLA School of Dentistry. He has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics since 2002. He completed his dental education at Harvard and orthodontic education at UCLA. He studied mathematics prior to dentistry, and his research topics include 3D image analysis utilizing surface mapping functions and Elliptical Fourier’s Descriptors, Genomewide Association Study of Craniofacial Phenotypes, Finite Elelment Model development and simulation, Orthopedic Correction and Airway, Accelerated Tooth Movement, and Micro-implant (MI) Design study. His work has been published in various journals, not necessarily limited to orthodontics because of his background, and he is a co-author of two textbooks. He has presented these findings in 14 countries, totaling over 100 presentations. His current focus has been establishing protocols for orthopedic corrections with MI, improving the airway for patients with obstructive sleep apnea, and creatingvirtual patients utilizing image analysis.
Dr. Yasuhiro Itsuki | Japan |
Graduated from Faculty of Dentistry, Tohoku University, Japan (D.D.S.)
Received degree of Phd. from Graduate School of Dentistry, Tsurumi University, Japan
Maintains a private clinic, Jingumae Orthodontics, in Tokyo, Japan
Diplomate of Japanese Orthodontic Board.
Dr. Yoon Jeong Choi | South Korea |
- Assistant Professor, Yonsei University Dental Hospital, Department of Orthodontics, Yonsei University College of Dentistry
- Clinical Assistant Professor, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Department of Orthodontics, Yonsei University College of Dentistry
- Editorial Committee, Korean Journal of Orthodontics.
Dr. Young Chel Park | Korea |
Dr. Young Chel Park is a Professor Emeritus of the department of orthodontics, at Yonsei University, college of dentistry, in Seoul, Korea.He was a first President of the world implant orthodontic society and also he was a past President of the Korean Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Park was a visiting Professor at the University of Connecticut in United States and the University of British Columbia in Canada. His primary focus is implant orthodontics and the development of adult orthodontic treatment. Additionally Dr. Park has numbers of publications in many world-wide international journals, book chapters and textbooks regarding these issues.