Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Irina Zetu, PhD is at present, Professor in Orthodontics and Chair of the Division of Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthopedics, Dental Medicine Faculty, University of Medicine and Pharmacy ,,Grigore T. Popa” Iasi. She received her dental (1981) and orthodontic education at the University of Medicine and Pharmacie of Iasi, Romania. She continued her studies in orthodontics at the University of Liege (Belgium) and at the University of Toulouse (France) where she followed postdoctoral research. She also maintained a private practice for more than 35 years in Iasi.
She is President of the Romanian Association for Excellence in Orthodontics (AREO), AAO Ambassador and member of the: World Federation of Orthodontics (WFO), American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), European Federation of Orthodontics (FEO), European Orthodontic Society (EOS), Societe Francais d’Orthopedie Dentofaciale (SFODF) , Association Internationale des Orthodontistes Francophones(AIOF). She is a member of the editorial board of several journals. She had published more than 10 books and more than 100 articles and held over 200 major lectures at universities from different countries (USA and Europe).


The interdisciplinary approach in orthodontic treatment

Orthodontic therapy has known over the years continuously developement.
Today we see that the current technology allows extreme orthodontic tooth mouvements.
Similarly,almost any orthognatic surgical correction is technically possible.
Orthodontics is on the threshold of a change in diagnosis and treatment planning from is the traditional emphasis on the dental and skeletal components of a problem to a greater attention to soft tissue.This change is occurring because of a paradigm shift in conceptual underpinnings of orthodontics,implementing cooperation between the orthodontist and the other team members.
Problems of an interdisciplinary treatment are the increasing of the global treatment time and the increasing of the cost, but the inter and multidisciplinary approach is the only way to achieve excellent results.
By means of clinical cases we will present classical and modern orthodontic treatment methods, hoping that the therapeutically solutions chosen in these cases will prove to be in time the most appropriate for the patients. These cases were approached surgeon.