Slovakia | Bratislava | April 27, 2018

Dr. Guido Sampermans


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April 27, 2018







Vertical overbite problems cannot be viewed as an isolated entity. They must be seen as a part of the total malocclusion. The primary diagnostic problem in both deep bite and open bite is to ascertain the site of the dysplasia whether dental or skeletal. Vertical dysplasias are often among the most difficult dento-facial problems to treat.

Vertical problems to some extent are the result of growth that was programmed in that direction, but their expression is influenced by form-function interactions. The orthodontist has to make a careful differential diagnosis for each patient. The diagnosis must analyze all three components of malocclusion: facial, dental, and skeletal. Each must be carefully studied and understood so the proper questions are asked, and the correct diagnostic decisions are made to lead to an effective treatment plan. This lecture reviews new approaches in diagnosis and treatment, controlling the vertical dimension, and obtaining a balance between the soft tissues, the dento-alveolar, and skeletal structures.

Deep bite 

  • Vertical, horizontal, and transverse aspects of deep bite treatment
  • Extraction versus non-extraction treatment options
  • Indications and contra-indications of molar distalisation techniques and functional appliance use
  • Dental and skeletal components of growth modification

Open bite 

  • Vertical, horizontal, and transverse aspects of deep bite treatment
  • Non-extraction and extraction treatment options
  • Controlling the transverse dimension: a critical factor
  • Dental and skeletal components of growth modification
  • Early treatment – advantages and disadvantages
  • Controlling habits
  • Gingival smile treatment


 8.30 –   9.00 Registration
 9.00 – 10.30 LECTURE
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30   LECTURE 
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 LECTURE
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 17.40 LECTURE



Dr. Guido Sampermans

Dr. Guido Sampermans graduated in 1980 as a general dentist from the University of Leuven, Belgium. In 1986 he started his private orthodontic office in Belgium and in 1997 in Heinsberg, Germany. From 2003 to 2010 he led an orthodontic office in Maastricht, the Netherlands. In 2010 he opened a brand new orthodontic office in Echt, the Netherlands. This office is considered a state of the art orthodontic office, including progressive concepts about service and efficiency using the latest digital developments.

Dr. Sampermans is an affiliate member of the Angle Society in Southern California (USA) and has taught orthodontic treatment philosophy and orthodontic practice management both inside and outside of Europe for 15 years. Since 2003, he has been a speaker at 30 orthodontic congresses. He has first-class knowledge and extensive experiences with pre-adjusted appliance systems (Andrews, Roth, MBT, Roncone). He has worked with active self-ligating bracket systems since 2003, finishing over 5000 cases with this system.

Dr. Sampermans is a guest lecturer at the post-graduate program at the University of Regensburg, Germany and lecturer at the ZAFI-Institut in Vienna. He developed the International Orthodontic Seminars, a one-year program incorporating 10 sessions of two-day courses, learning straight wire technique from the start.

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