Postgraduate course

Sunday 17th June 2018, 8:30 to 15:15

This is a ticketed event for Postgraduate students only. The early-bird registration fee is £65 (incl. VAT). Please note that you need to be registered for the Congress in order to attend. Proof of student status is required at time of registration.


08:30 - 10:00 Lecture

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00 Lecture

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:15 Coffee Break

14:15 - 15:15 Lecture

EOS 2018 - Speaker - Sabine Ruf

Sabine Ruf


Sabine Ruf received her DDS from the Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Germany in 1991. She obtained her Dr. med. dent in 1994 and her Dr. med. dent. habil in 2001 from the same university. In 2002 she was appointed as Professor and Chair of the Clinic for Orthodontics of the University of Berne, Switzerland. In 2005 she returned to Germany and is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics of the University of Giessen, Germany.

She received the W.J.B. Houston Research Award of the EOS in 1997, the 6th S.I.D.O. World Award in 1997, the EOS Best Poster Award in 2001 and 2006 (co-author) and the Best Paper Award of the German Orthodontic Society 2008. Since 2009 she has been an active member of the Angle Society of Europe. She has published over 130 papers in national and international journals and lectures worldwide, mainly on dentofacial orthopedics, and conducts corresponding courses around the globe. She is a member of the advisory boards of several peer reviewed journals and a member of council of the German Orthodontic Society.


Evidence-based Class II treatment  

Class II division 1 and Class II division 2 malocclusions are heterogeneous types of malocclusion with different aetiologies and severity. For their treatment a large number of different removable and fixed appliances are advocated and it is difficult to set a differential indication.

In the present course the scientific evidence on the use of different orthodontic and orthopaedic treatment approaches (especially fixed and removable functional appliances) will be discussed and compared in order to give participants an evidence-based guideline for their use. Special emphasis will be given to the quality of treatment outcomes and the long-term stability of the treatment results.