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24 September 2011: Dr. Vittorio Cacciafesta's Seminar

Dr. Vittorio Cacciafesta's Seminar, Saturday September 24, 2011

SPEAKER: Vittorio Cacciafesta, Assistant Clinical Professor of the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Pavia, Italy.
SUBJECT: Easy Lingual Orthodontics with 2D Lingual Brackets.
VENUE: Hotel "Stratos Vassilikos", 114 Michalakopoulou Str, Athens


G.A.O.S.R. Members, Members of MOIP
Non Members Students
Seminar 20 € 80 € Free
Hands on course 100 € 170 € 100 €

Dr. Vittorio Cacciafesta's CV

Dr. Vittorio Cacciafesta received his dental training at the University of Naples "Federico II", Italy. In 1995-96 he was Research Fellow at the Department of Orthodontics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. He received his postgraduate orthodontic training and a Master of Science in Orthodontics at the Department of Orthodontics, Aarhus University, Denmark. He is currently Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Orthodontics, University of Pavia, Italy. He has published over 100 refereed publications and 4 book chapters. He is Co-Editor of "Ortodonzia Clinica", Associate Editor of "Progress in Orthodontics", and Referee of the "American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics", "Angle Orthodontist", "European Journal of Orthodontics", "Journal of Clinical Orthodontics", "Journal of Orthodontics", "Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research", and "Ortognatodonzia Italiana". His main clinical interests are adult treatments, lingual orthodontics, biomechanics, and interdisciplinary treatments. He has been lecturing extensively in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and USA.


Lingual orthodontics and Lingual brackets
Clinical difficulties in Lingual Orthodontics
Principles and limitations of Lingual brackets

• Lingual bracket dimensions and characteristics
• 3D Lingual bracket mechanics
• 2D Lingual bracket mechanics

The 2D Lingual System
• Main characteristics of 2D Lingual brackets
• Different designs and versatility of 2D Lingual brackets
• Clinical advantages and management
• Instruments and tools
• Opening and closing of 2D Lingual brackets (video)
• Direct bonding: clinical procedure (video)
• Indirect Bonding: clinical procedure (video)

Coffee break

Indications to treatment
Case Reports with 2D Lingual brackets:Mandibular and maxillary arch crowdings

• Anterior and lateral cross bites
• Closure of spaces and anterior diastemas
• Intrusion of maxillary and mandibular front teethClass II and Class III mechanicsExtraction of a mandibular incisorNon extraction cases
• Extraction cases


Titanol lingual archwire mechanics
Shape memory alloys

• Martensitic - Austenitic phase
• Temperature transitional range.
• Thermo-mechanical treatment of shape memory alloys.

Titanol lingual archwire shapes
• How to choose the Titanol lingual archwire shape (video)
• How to fabricate individual Ni-Ti lingual archwires (video)
• Use of Memory Maker (video)

Easy and advanced lingual archwire mechanics
• Double arch mechanics
• Power arms
• Mini-screws
• Impacted teeth

Coffee break

Hands on session on the typodont: bracket bonding

Hands-on session on the typodont: archwire fabrication and management


Time table

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-11:00 Lecture

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:39-13:30 Lecture

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:30 Hands on course




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