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28 May 2011: Dr. Benedict Wilmes's Seminar

Seminar Dr Benedict Wilmes, Saturday May 28, 2011

SPEAKER: Dr Benedict Wilmes
SUBJECT: "Next Generation of Mini-Implants. The BENEfit-System"
VENUE: Holiday Inn - Attica Avenue

G.A.O.S.R. members, student members Non members
Free entrance 70€

CV Dr Benedict Wilmes
Dr. med. dent. Benedict Wilmes, DDS, PhD
Dr. Wilmes did a postgraduate training in oral surgery at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Muenster, Germany. He received a M.S. and a postgraduate degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at the University of the Duesseldorf, Germany. In 2004 he became Assistant Professor, in 2006 Associate Professor at the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Duesseldorf.
Dr. Wilmes is reviewer and consultant of the Angle Orthodontist, the World Journal of Orthodontics, the Journal of Dental Research and the German Board (DIN) for orthodontic products. He has held more than 100 national and international lectures and courses on skeletal anchorage in orthodontics.
Dr. Wilmes is a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.
Dr. Wilmes was awarded the First Prize of the German Orthodontic Society in 2007 and the First Prize of the European Orthodontic Society in 2009.

Next Generation of Mini-Implants. The BENEfit-System
Their small size allows mini-implants to be inserted in a variety of sites. Currently, the alveolar process is the most preferred insertion site. However, due to the varying bone quality and the risk of root contact, the survival rate of implants inserted in the alveolar ridge still needs improvement. Other regions, such as the anterior palate, provide much better conditions for mini-implant insertion, since the amount and quality of the available bone is far superior. In order to utilize mini-implants inserted in the anterior palate, the Benefit mini-implant system is presented. Different types of abutments and connectors (Beneplates) allow the construction of versatile and cost efficient appliances for a large variety of clinical applications, such as:
• molar distalization
• molar mesialization (unilateral, bilateral)
• correction of arch asymmetries
• en-masse retraction
• molar uprighting- molar-extrusion, -intrusion
• alignment of retained teeth
• rapid palatal expansion
• Class III treatment with skeletal anchorage
Based on a comprehensive clinical documentation the rationale and practical application of this innovative system is presented. Utilizing mini-implants in the anterior palate eliminates the risk of root injury and takes the implants out of the path of tooth movement. The advanced design of the exchangeable abutment system provides the orthodontist with a Skeletal Anchorage system that is easy to integrate in clinical practice and allows the orthodontist to solve problems that were difficult or impossible to address before.




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