Course Information Venue: Date: A arhus School of Dentistry, Aarhus University, Vennelyst Boulevard 9, 8000 Aarhus C 7 November, 2015 from 9 - 16 Course fee: 600 DKK / 683 NOK / 755 SEK or 81 EUR The course fee includes breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks. The course will be held in English. Registration: Scanorto: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 39 97 11 00 Registration deadline: 16 October, 2015 Control in Space Closure - Principles, Mechanics, and Clinical Management Aarhus School of Dentistry, 7 November 2015 Content of the Course Speakers Stefano Troiani & Morten G. Laursen Curriculum Vitae A basic but challenging task in orthodontic treatment is control during space closure. The aim is predictability and efficiency in mechanics combined with long-term stability and maintainability in results. Stefano Troiani How is the anchorage planned and managed in order to place the incisors correctly in the face and the alveolar bone with a concurrent coordination of the mandibular and maxillary arches? Many pitfalls during space closure can be avoided by following few guidelines. Should spaces be closed on a sectional wire or is continuous wire always the preferred approach? Can one orthodontic system be applied to solve any case or is it advantageous to combine techniques? The course is aimed at Specialists in Orthodontics and Postgraduate Students in Orthodontics. The speakers will focus on planning, biomechanical considerations and clinical management during space closure. Stefano Troiani graduated at the University of Aarhus (DK) orthodontic program and received his MSc in Orthodontics in 2003. He has maintained a private practice in Denmark since 2003 and in Germany since 2008. He has worked as Clinical Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Orthodontics of the University of Aarhus from 2005 to 2007. He has been the scientific director of the Alpe Adria Face Master held at the university of Graz, Ljubljana and Zagreb in 2012-2013. He has been consultant orthodontist at the department of maxillo-facial surgery of the hospital of Sønderborg (Denmark) from 2008 to 2009. He is consultant orthodontist at the department of maxillo-facial surgery of the university hospital of Odense (Denmark) from 2008 to present. Programme 9.05-9.40 Extraction / Non-extraction decision. ST 9.40-10.15 Principles of tooth movement and space closure, optimal force level, limits to tooth movement. MGL 10.15-10.45 Break 10.45-11.20 General biomechanics of space closure. Leveling, loops, sliding mechanics. ST 11.20-12.00 Space closure with sectional technique – advantages, technique and biomecha- nics. MGL 12.00-13.00 Lunch 13.00-13.35 Space closure with continuous archwire technique - side effects and trouble shooting. ST 13.40-14.15 Space closure with minimum and maximum anchorage, skeletal anchorage. MGL 14.15-14.45 Break 14.45-15.20 Space closure in preparation for orthognathic surgery. ST 15.20-16.00 Space closure in agenesis cases. MGL Morten Godtfredsen Laursen Morten G. Laursen received his dental degree from Aarhus University, Denmark in 2001. He qualified as a specialist in orthodontics in 2007 after attending the international postgraduate program in orthodontics at Aarhus University. Since 2007 dr. Laursen is part time employed at the Section of Orthodontics, Aarhus University, where he has been teaching pre- and post-graduate students, treating patients and performing research on the dento-alveolar-bone-complex in relation to limitations of the alveolar bony housing and insertion of mini-implants. He co-owns a private orthodontic office in Aarhus, Denmark and is employed in the public orthodontic service in Silkeborg, Denmark. Dr. Laursen has lectured in international orthodontic courses since 2006.