21 & 22 September 2018
Madrid | Spain
Excellere – Latin inf. /ek’sel.ler/:
to elevate, to rise up, to surpass
Nowadays, continued success in the orthodontic office is strongly linked to the ability to change. In order to offer our patients the best possible treatments, we need to assess newly available techniques, tools and technologies and have to decide how to integrate relevant innovations into our existing clinical workflows.
To my mind, there are two main trends that deserve our special attention: esthetics in orthodontic treatments and treatment outcomes, and digital technologies used as tools to become more efficient, precise and predictable in our procedures. Both topics will take center stage at the 3M Congress “Excellere 2018” that takes place on September 21 and 22, 2018 in Madrid, Spain.
On Friday, renowned experts in the field of esthetic orthodontics will focus on clinical issues related to the challenges of clinicians who would like to link and coordinate the use of new orthodontic tools and esthetic devices with the accomplishment of excellent esthetic results. The speakers will provide assistance on how to select appropriate tools for specific clinical situations and will reveal how to obtain the desired results.
On Saturday morning, a number of specialists will deal with the challenges and opportunities related to the incorporation of digital technologies into the orthodontic office. Questions to be answered are “which digital technologies may be useful for my own office?” and “how can I implement them to become more efficient and effective?”. After lunch, there will be a number of lectures on lingual orthodontics chaired by my colleague Dr. Germain Becker.
During both parts of the program, the attendants will have the chance to enjoy beautiful presentations and to interact with the experts for personal advice. I look forward to meeting you all in Madrid!
Dr. José Chaqués Asensi
Cochairman of the Event
Dr. José Chaqués Asensi
Degree in Medicine (M.D.), University of Seville.
Post-Graduate Degree in Stomatology (D.D.S.), University of Seville.
Post-Graduate Degree and Master Degree in Orthodontics, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland (Ohio, USA).
Ph.D. in Oral Sciences, University of Seville.
Active Member of the Angle Society of Europe.
European Board of Orthodontics Member.
Spanish Board of Orthodontics Member.
Associate Professor, University of Seville from 1995 to 2010.
Active Member of the Spanish Society of Specialized Orthodontists (A.E.S.O.R.).
AAO Active Member.
"Moriyón" Award received by the Spanish Orthodontics Society.
Member of the examining commission of E.B.O.
Awarded by the European Federation of Orthodontics for the best clinical paper in 2011.
Dr. Federico Hernández Alfaro
He studied medicine and dentistry and specialized in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Barcelona, Spain.
PhD at International University of Catalonia.
Diplomate by the European Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Professor and Chairman at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain).
Chief of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Teknon Medical Center, the largest private facility in Spain.
Main interest: Orthognathic Surgery and has lectured worldwide in this field.
He has published 60 articles in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Juan Carlos Pérez Varela
Degree in Medicine and Dentistry . Univ. of Santiago de Compostela MD, DDS.
Post-Graduate Degree in Orthodontics. Univ. of Valencia. MS (Prof JA Canut).
Research Fellowship at University of Ohio (Prof. Zeev Davidovitch).
Ph .D in Medicine and Surgery. PhD. Univ. of Santiago.
Spanish Board of Orthodontics Member.
European Board of Orthodontics Member.
Ibero American Board of Orthodontics Member.
Active Member of The Angle Society.
Professor at School of Dentistry. Univ of Santiago de Compostela.
Visiting Professor University of Valencia, Sevilla, Oviedo, Madrid. Complutense, international of Catalunya-Barcelona.
"Houston Award" received from European Orthodontic Society.
"Moriyon" and "Jose Antonio Canut" Awards. Received from the Spanish Orthodontics Society.
President of the examination committee of the Spanish Board.
President of the Spanish Association of Specialist in Orthodontists, AESOR.
President of the Scientific Comitee of SEDO.
Orthodontist in Santiago de Compostela - Orense.
Dr. Adam Schulhof
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honors Society member
Volunteer clinical instructor at Columbia University
A graduate of Columbia University’s Orthodontic Specialty Training
Graduated as the top of his class at University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey for DMD
Currently developing a lingual orthodontic curriculum for Columbia residents
Invited to sit on the clinical advisory boards of both Unitek™ and Lingualcare
Dr. Riccardo Riatti
DDS, MS. Specialist in Orthodontics
Visiting Professor at the University of Trieste
Diplomate of the Italian Board of Orthodontics (IBO)
Diplomate of the European Board of Orthodontists (EBO)
Dr. Silvestre Ripoll Cabo
Degree in Dentistry, Univ. of Valencia.
Post-Graduate Degree and Master Degree in Periodontics, Univ. of Valencia.
Specialist Member of the Spanish Society of Periodontics.
Active Clinical Professor at the Master of Periodontics. Univ. of Seville and Univ. of Valencia.
President of the scientific committee of the Dentist's College of Seville, from 2003 to 2016.
Creator and director of "DentalPhotoTricks": A course & workshop on dental photography.
Private practice with exclusive dedication to Periodontics and Implantology in Seville since 2002.
Dr. Germain Becker
Council Member, European College of Orthodontics (CEO)
Member of the new Evaluation Board at the Kirchberg Hospital
Finalist at the EFQM Excellence Award (EEA)
Certificate of Excellence at the World Board of Lingual Orthodontics (WBLO)
Certificate of Excellence from the French Board of Orthodontics (BFO)
Certificate of Excellence from the European College of Orthodontics (CEO)
Winner of the EFQM Recognition for Excellence Award (R4e)
President of the European Society of Lingual Orthodontics (ESLO)
Teacher at the orthodontics-specialized higher study cycle CECSMO & DUOL at the University Paris 5 René Descartes
Winner of the Luxembourger Quality Award with the Trophy of Excellence
Member of the Committee of the Kirchberger Hospital in Luxembourg
President of the Accreditation Committee of the Luxembourger Office of Accreditation and Surveillance (current Active Member)
Founding Member of the Society for Quality in Dentistry - benchmarking organization based in Switzerland
President and currently Past-President of the Luxembourger Society of Orthodontics (S.L.O.D.F.)
Dr. Leandro Fernández
Dr. Fernández completed his PhD and his specialty training in Orthodontics in Valencia in 1997.
Currently he is in a private practice in Malaga, where he has been working with low friction bracket systems since 1997 and with the Incognito System since 2008.
During 2010 he attended a unique continuous education program on Incognito System technique in Bad Essen (Germany) given by Dr. Wiechmann.
He lectures extensively in Spain, and also other European countries, the Middle East and Latin America, and he is the author of several national and international articles on topics above.
He is visiting professor at the postgraduate lingual orthodontic programs of the Universities of Valencia, Oviedo and "Internacional de Catalunya" in Barcelona.
Dr. Skander Ellouze
Dr. Skander Ellouze runs a private practice in Tunis (Tunisia) that specialises in the use of advanced technologies such as Passive self-ligation, lingual orthodontic, and clear aligners, and the use of cutting edge technologies such as CT SCAN, intra oral scan, 3D printing, and other digital imaging to produce aesthetic and efficient customized solutions for his patients.
Dr. Ellouze is recognized as a leader in the field of Lingual orthodontics, passive self-ligation, and skeletal anchorage systems (TADs). He lectures frequently internationally. He contributes in the master in lingual Orthodontics at the University Of Valencia (Spain), and is an associate Professor in the department of orthodontics at the University of Bordeaux 2.
Dr. Ellouze has written several articles, and recently published a book titled: Mini-Implants: Orthodontics for the future (Quintescence International French & English)
Dr. Ellouze has received his Degree in Dental Surgery from the Faculty of Monastir (TUNISIA) and completed his Post-Graduate Certificatation in Orthodontics at the University of Bordeaux (C.E.C.S.M.O - France) and has been Post-Graduated in Lingual Orthodontics at the University of Paris V.
Dr. Robert Lawson
Dr. Lawson completed his dental training at Dundee University, graduating with honours in 1990.
He undertook his orthodontic specialty program at the University of Wales, graduating with distinction in 1996.
He gained his Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, winning the William Houston gold medal.
Since 1996, he has been in a specialist practice in Edinburgh, Scotland where he is a partner in Edinburgh Orthodontics.
He is past Chairman of the Scottish Orthodontic Specialists Group, and is an Examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
He has maintained a special interest in lingual orthodontics since 1999, having used a wide range of lingual appliance systems.
He has presented nationally and internationally to Orthodontic and Lingual Societies.
He is a member of the Incognito System Key Opinion Leader group of clinicians, presenting regularly at Incognito System Certification, Refresher and In-Office Courses.
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