Sunday 17th June 2018, 9:00 to 17:00
Björn Ludwig maintains a private orthodontic practice in Traben-Trarbach, Germany. He is Assistant Professor at the University of Homburg/Saar, Department of Orthodontics.
His focus of research work is skeletal anchorage and three-dimensional imaging. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed clinical and scientific articles, and is editor of three books. He is editor in chief of the Quintessenz publication “Kieferorthopädie” (Orthodontics). He is also co-editor of the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. He is an active member of the Angle Society of Europe and serves on the council of the German Board in Orthodontics.
Biomechanics, tips, tricks and failures: from the practitioner for the practitioner
The treatment aims of orthodontics, like occlusion, aesthetics and function, have not changed much in the last decades. However, the range of modern diagnostic
and treatment tools in orthodontics has significantly increased. New high-tech tools and innovations promise to easily guide us to success; but achieving
acceptable, or even excellent, orthodontic results is 'not easy' in real life everyday orthodontic practice.
This course will discuss everyday challenges in orthodontic diagnostics and treatment. High- and low-tech biomechanics will be demonstrated, clinical tips and tricks will be given and failures will be shown. All of this will be illustrated by presenting a wide range of clinical examples and discussed with regard to the orthodontic literature.