Curriculum Vitae

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexandru Ogodescu is a senior specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, specialist in General Dentistry, competence in Therapeutic and Surgical use of Lasers in Dentistry. He recieved his PhD degree in Interdisciplinary Orthodontics at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy ”Victor Babeș” Timișoara. He is Chief of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and coordinator of the postgraduate program in Paedodonti­cs. He is author and coauthor of numerous monographs including ”The orthodontic treatment of adults” published in 2008. He is coordinator and member in numerous research teams, author and coauthor of more than 300 scientific papers cited 145 times in Google Academics. His main interests are interdisciplinary orthodontic treatment of adults, white spot lesions, innovative technologies and materials in paedodontics, optimal care of cleft lip and palate children and biomaterials.

Lecture

15 years of Interdisciplinary Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Adult orthodontic treatment had a fantastic evolution over the last 15 years. The number of adult patients in the orthodontic offices greatly increased in correlation with the increasing amount of information in the field and current demographic trends. In 15 years we gave up on removable orthodontic appliances and came to ”flash-free” brackets and miniimplants. In 15 years we evolved from the initial skeptic attitude of our colleagues from periodontology to the numerous actual possibilities of interdisciplinary collaboration, we went from extractions to implant site development. Over all these changes of paradigm in orthodontics, periodontology, prosthodontics, implantology or surgery a concept has remained constant: T.E.A.M. ( ”together everyone achieves more”). The conference will present the evolution of adult interdisciplinary orthodontics in terms of an senior specialist in orthodontics who is treating, teaching and researching this area for…15 years.