ERRORS, MISTAKES, AND FAILURES IN ORTHODONTICS
- HOW TO DETECT AND SOLVE
21th October 2022
At the end of advanced orthodontic training, after studying some basics of dentistry and orthodontics, one is often convinced that major diagnostic and treatment-related errors could now be avoided. After working in orthodontics for several years, this idea changes and one comes to believe in, or at least sees, only problems and errors. For instance, there can be an unusually high rate of bracket loss, damaged retainers, or frustrating treatment results including relapses.The increasing number of difficult cases in orthodontic practices which do not ‘simply’ exhibit gentle crowding during the last years compound this problem. Serious tooth and jaw malpositions, such as multiple aplasia, trans-located teeth, serious skeletal anomalies, adults with combined orthodontic and oral surgery cases, as well as pre-prosthetic tasks, are prevalent in our treatment today.
Dr Björn Ludwig examines the most common and most severe orthodontic problems and errors he has encountered in the last 15 years. He presents solutions and strategies to avoid his mistakes. These errors are demonstrated using clinical examples from current literature and discussed intensely within the group.
|09.00 – 09.30||Registration|
|09.30 – 11.00||Lecture|
|11.00 – 11.30||Coffee break|
|11.30 – 13.00||Lecture|
|13.00 – 14.00||Lunch|
|14.00 – 15.30||Lecture|
|15.30 – 16.00||Discussion|
DR. BJÖRN LUDWIG
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 skelettal anchorage and 3D imaging.
He has published more than 200 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 active member of the German board in Orthodontics.
He is past president of the European Begg Society.