Curriculum Vitae

Anne Marie Kuijpers-Jagtman is Professor emeritus at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, where she was Chairperson of the Department of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Biology until September 2014. For 33 years, she has also been the Head of the Cleft Palate Craniofacial Team of the university hospital. She is Deputy Professor at Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta (Indonesia) since 2009. She is a Past-President of the European Orthodontic Society, a former President of the Dutch Society for the Study of Orthodontics and of the Dutch Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association.

Professor Kuijpers-Jagtman received several prestigious awards including the Fellowship in Dental Surgery by Election of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Cesare Luzi Memorial Award of SIDO in Italy, the Swiss Paul Herren Award and the Sheldon Friel Memorial Award of the European Orthodontic Society. In 2014 she was awarded the Dr. J.C. Van Loon prize of the Dutch Society for Orthodontic Study. She is an Honorary member of the British Orthodontic Society, the Dutch Association of Orthodontists, and the Singapore Dental Congregation.

Prof. Kuijpers-Jagtman is leading in the development and promotion of high quality postgraduate education in orthodontics, both nationally and internationally. She is chairperson of the Network for Erasmus Based European Orthodontic Programmes (NEBEOP). In 2009 and 2012 she was awarded the title of Principal Lecturer of the Radboudumc for her teaching achievements. The European Orthodontic Society has conferred her the honor of EOS Distinguished Teacher for the year 2017.

Professor Kuijpers-Jagtman is Editor-in-Chief of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research, which is in the top-3 impact factor journals in orthodontics. She has undertaken extensive research in cleft lip and palate. Her cleft research group received two times the Samuel Berkowitz Award of the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (2009 and 2011). In recent years, her major interests have been in 3D-imaging and evidence based treatment. She (co)authored 325 publications in Medline, supervised 48 PhD theses, and has given numerous lectures in 40 countries around the globe.


A 5-Step Approach for Optimal Orthodontic Care of Cleft Lip and Palate Patients

The health-care burden of children with clefts and their families is high and the deformity has an impact on different aspects of their lives. There is consensus that children with clefts need comprehensive, coordinated care by an interdisciplinary team. The principal role of the cleft lip and palate team is to provide integrated care for children with clefts and to assure quality and continuity of patient care and longitudinal follow-up. The key factors to a successful treatment seem to be simple: a high case load per centre, a clear and simple treatment protocol followed over a long period, skilled and careful surgery avoiding scar tissue, well-trained and dedicated team members, and active patient partnership. However, every single step in the treatment protocol requires an evidence based decision of the doctor. In my lecture, I will highlight a 5-step approach for efficient orthodontic treatment of CLP patients.