VENUE: Hotel “Stratos Vassilkos”, 114 Michalakopoulou
GAOSR Members, Members of MOIP
(Mediterranean Orthodontic Societies)
Birte Melsen has held the title of Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics at the Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark since 1975. Professor Melsen has authored more than 300 publications in the field of Growth and Development based on research of human autopsy material, bone biology, and clinical implant studies.
In recent years, her professional interests have focused primarily on the fields of Skeletal Anchorage, Virtual Imaging, and Adult Orthodontic treatment.
1964 Examination for the dental degree (first class), Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark.
1971 Jus Practicandi as dentist.
1974 The Odontologic Doctorate, Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark.
1971 Acting Head, Department of Orthodontics, Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark.
1972-1975 Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark.
1975- Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics, Royal Dental, College, Aarhus, Denmark.
AWARDS AND HONORARY DEGREES
1985 Recipient: “Robert Strang Award” in Orthodontics
1986 Recipient: “Jarabak” Scholarship
1986 Knighthood of “Dannebrog” 2nd Degree
1989 Recipient: “Dannin”Research Grant
1991 Recipient: “Zendium” prize
1993 Recipient: “Hanstedgaarrdfondens” prize
1995 Recipient: “The Jarabak Memorial Orthodontic Teachers and Research Award”
1996 Recipient: “Dandy” prize
1997 Recipient: American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, PARC
1997 Invited Speaker: Angle Society of Orthodontists, The American Division, Montreal, Canada
1999 Best Lecture: Angle Society of Orthodontists
1999 World SIDO prize, Rome, Italy
2000 Knighthood of “Dannebrog” 1st Degree
2001 Invited Presenter: Sheldon Friel Memorial Award Lecture
Conventional anchorage is built on the following principles: More teeth against fewer teeth, maximum rigidity, differentiated force System, extraoral anchorage, intermaxillary elastic, reinforcement of occlusion and in adult patients some times on the use of dental implants.
Skeletal anchorage can be used where conventional anchorage cannot be applied and should not be a replacement for conventional anchorage. In patients with lack of teeth and reduced periodontium, skeletal anchorage allows for the regeneration of the alveolar process by tooth movement into edentulous regions thus improving the possibilities for rehabilitation. Patients, with need for inconsistent tooth movements as displacement of all teeth in the same direction or asymmetric displacements, are also candidates for skeletal anchorage and borderline surgical cases can benefit from the use of mini-implants. The mini-implant can be used as direct and as indirect anchorage and serve as anchorage for a multiplicity of tooth movements; it is inserted by the orthodontist and loaded immediately. The failure rate depends on the anchorage system used, the operator and the patient.
Marcel Korn, D.M.D.
Dr. Marcel Korn received his D.M.D., cum-laude from Tufts University in 1966. He studied orthodontics at Tufts under the directorship of Dr. Everett Shapiro and received his postgraduate certificate in orthodontics in 1970. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board, a member of the Angle Society of Orthodontists and a fellow in the International College of Dentists. Dr. Korn is an associate clinical professor in the department of postgraduate orthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and is the orthodontic consultant both to the Gelb Pain Center at Tufts and to the American Orthodontics Corporation.
Dr. Korn's main interest is clinical research and treatment related to a philosophy he calls ''Postural Orthodontics''. Postural Orthodontics is concerned with the early treatment of malocclusion in children and the management of adult problems via a fixed-functional and postural approach. A simplified, cost effective, and less invasive alternative for all orthodontic problem solving is the main goal of ''Postural Orthodontics''. Research projects are now underway at Tufts University on the early treatment postural approach and on non-surgical management of adult surgical cases.
Dr. Korn has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and the Americas on the subject of Postural Orthodontics. He has developed a number of orthodontic appliances and holds a number of patents on items related to his mechanotherapy.
He has written a syllabus, published numerous articles on early treatment with ''Lip Bumpers'' and the ''Mandibular Advancer'' and he has written a chapter titled ''Postural Orthodontics'' for a textbook named ''Orthodontics for the TMD & TMJ Patient'', published by Duane Grummons.
He and his wife Gail have two daughters and reside in Boston. Dr. Korn maintains private practices in Boston and Fitchburg, Massachusetts and is on the faculty at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in both the Department of Postgraduate Orthodontics and the Gelb Cranio-Mandibular Pain Center.
Saturday, November 14 2009:
09:00 – 10:30: Birte Melsen
"Skeletal - Mini Anchorage Theory and Systems Design"