APOC2018
Invited Speakers

Dr. Jorge Faber
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists

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Dr. Faber is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists. As a Professor of Evidence Based Dentistry and Orthodontics at the University of Brasilia, Brazil, he uses his editorial background to stimulate keen analysis of the scientific literature. He holds a PhD degree on Biology-Morphology, and a Master degree in Orthodontics, and is a Diplomate of the Brazilian Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Faber has lectured extensively in many countries, and has published over 100 articles in scientific journals. He also maintains a private practice in Brasilia, which is focused on adult patients.

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Dr. Kelvin Foong
Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Senior Consultant, University Dental Cluster, National University Hospital (NUH)
Director, Discipline of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry
Director, Master of Dental Surgery programme in Orthodontics

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Dr Kelvin Foong is an educator. He leverages his research interests and clinical expertise to educate future generations of dentists and orthodontists. He is a tenured Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Senior Consultant in the University Dental Cluster, National University Hospital (NUH). He is the Director of the Discipline of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry, and the Director of the Master of Dental Surgery programme in Orthodontics.
Dr Kelvin Foong graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1988 with the basic dental degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery. He pursued specialty training in orthodontics and obtained the Masters in Dental Surgery in Orthodontics from The University of Adelaide, South Australia in 1994 under the late Professor Milton Sims. He went on to receive the Diploma of Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1996. His research interests in surgical cleft outcomes led to a PhD in 2005 from NUS. Dr Foong is also an alumnus of Wharton School, having completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 2013.
His academic interests are centered on decision-making. In education, he explores the cognitive factors influencing the transition in learning from novice to expertise. His other substantial research interest is in medical imaging. He works with a multi-disciplinary team to develop virtual patient-specific anatomic models to facilitate sound clinical-decision making. His clinical service at NUH focuses on the orthodontic management of children and adult patients with substantial dento-facial deformities.

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Dr. Maria Therese S. Galang-Boquiren
Assistant Professor, UIC Department of Orthodontics
Director, Predoctoral Orthodontics
Director, Illinois Sleep Society

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Dr. Maria Therese S. Galang-Boquiren graduated with a DMD from the University of the Philippines in Manila in 2000, and was ranked tenth of almost 800 who passed the licensure examination given that year. After a year of private general practice in her home country, she went to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), finishing an MS in Oral Sciences. She went on to obtain a Certificate in Orthodontics and an Advanced Standing DDS degree at the same institution in 2007 and 2009, respectively.
Dr. Galang-Boquiren joined the UIC Department of Orthodontics as Assistant Professor and Director of Predoctoral Orthodontics in 2007. Her experience in academia is complemented with private clinical practice and a hospital appointment as Consultant Orthodontist at the John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
She has received numerous awards from both Philippine- and American-based institutions. Among these awards was a Certificate of Distinction from the Philippine Professional Regulation Commission and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Association of Philippine Orthodontists. In 2010 she received an NRSA Training Grant from the University of Washington Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research Methods. Dr. Galang-Boquiren is an accomplished academician, as evidenced by her receiving the Teaching Recognition Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in 2011. In the same year, she received a $50,000 grant for research in sleep apnea. She has mentored over 40 dental students and orthodontic residents and has helped them with numerous research projects which were eventually presented in scientific meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals, a number of which won awards.
Because of her successful collaboration with the UIC Colleges of Nursing and Medicine in the field of dental sleep medicine, she has recently been appointed as one of the directors of the Illinois Sleep Society. She also reviews articles for the World Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of Dentistry for Children, and Journal of Dental Education. Dr. Galang-Boquiren has been invited to present in conferences locally and internationally, speaking in Taiwan, Australia, the Philippines, and the United States.

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Dr. Tae Woo Kim, DDS, MSD, PhD
Professor in Orthodontics, Seoul National University

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Tae-Woo Kim is Professor in Orthodontics, Seoul National University, where he completed his orthodontic specialty training in 1986. He was a visiting professor (1995-7) of University of Washington. He was an editor-in-chief of Korean Journal of Orthodontics (KJO) for many years. He was President of Korean Association of Orthodontists and President of Korean Association of Orthodontists Foundation (2014.4-2016.3). He works as a reviewer of KJO, AJODO and other famous international journals. His focused research fields are TMD, open bite, mini-implants and long-term stability. He was invited as a speaker by more than thirty countries.

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Dr Rangarajan Krishnaswamy
Vice-principal, Professor and Head, Dept. of Orthodontics, Ragas Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai

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Dr. N.R. Krishnaswamy currently holds the position of vice principal, Professor and Head, Dept. of Orthodontics, Ragas Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai. He obtained his bachelor degree at the Govt. Dental College, Chennai and earned his masters degree from KMC Manipal. He acquired his fellowship in orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons (M Orth), Edinburgh and is a Diplomate of the Indian board of Orthodontics (DIBO) and The National Board of Medical Sciences (Dip NB).He was awarded the scholarship of the International Scientific Exchange Fund of the Japan Dental Association which led to clinical training at Tsurumi University Yokohama, Japan.
He has several awards winning presentations to his credit and has won the Presidential Trophy for the Best Clinical Paper Award of the Indian Orthodontic Society thrice and the Best Research Award twice .He has been a headline speaker at the IOS National Conferences for almost two decades and has been invited to deliver a lecture at all IOS post graduate students conventions. He delivered the Dr. H. S. Sheik Memorial Oration at IOS PG. Convention in 2013 and prestigious oration of the Indian Orthodontic Society at the IOS Conference in Kolkata in 2014. He was the scientific convener at the 8th APOC held in 2012.
He has had several international presentations and has lectured and conducted workshops extensively in Middle and Far East Countries. He has been an invited speaker at several international conferences. Some of them include:

  • The 3rd National conference of The Srilankan Orthodontic Society-2010
  • The 66th Annual conference of The Japanese Orthodontic Society -2010
  • The 4th World Federation of Orthodontist Conference, Australia.-2010
  • The 14th National conference of The Malaysian Association of Orthodontis-2011
  • The 27th National conference of The Taiwanese Association of Orthodontists -2012
  • At the 14th National conference of the Italian orthodontic society – Rome 2014
  • The Bi annual conference of the Philippines Association of Orthodontist -2014
  • At the 9th APOC conference Kuching, Malaysia -2014
  • At the 7the world implant orthodontic conference Dubai 2015

He has served as Director and Chairman of the Indian Board of Orthodontics and as President of the Indian Orthodontic Society. He was conferred the Best Teacher Award by the TamilNaduDr. M. G. R Medical University in 2011.He is the recipient of the HELEN&B.F.DEWEL award for the best clinical research paper published in the AJO -DO in the year 2012. He was conferred the Dr. KEKI MISTRY scroll up honor for being the Ambassador of the Indian Orthodontic Society. He has delivered guest lectures at the Annual conference of the American Association of Orthodontist at New Orleans in 2014, at San Francisco in 2015 and Orlando, 2016. He was also the Chairman of the 8th World Implant Orthodontic Conference at Goa, India, 2016.

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Dr Wilson Lee
Director of SmileSolution Orthodontics in Hong Kong
Part-Time Postgraduate Clinical Lecturer in Orthodontics at HKU

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Dr. Wilson Lee obtained his dental degree, Master of Orthodontics and specialist training from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He was awarded the Gold Medal at the Conjoint Examination of the Membership in Orthodontics, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong. He is a Member in Orthodontics of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and is one of the first orthodontists to use Incognito Lingual Appliance in Hong Kong, while being the first batch of Key Opinion Leader (KOL) of Incognito since 2010. He has been invited to speak in international conferences in UK, USA, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia and India, as well as conducting Incognito certification courses. He has treated over hundred Incognito cases and is admitted as an Active Member of ESLO in 2016. He adopts orthodontic treatment philosophy based on both international research and clinical findings. He is the Director of SmileSolution Orthodontics in Hong Kong and Part-Time Postgraduate Clinical Lecturer in Orthodontics at HKU. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Orthodontics issue of Hong Kong Medical Diary in January 2017. His clinical interests include Incognito lingual appliance, non-surgical orthodontic treatment of borderline surgical cases with Temporary Anchorage Devices and Esthetics in Orthodontics.

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Dr Eric Liou
Associate Professor and Chairman, Faculty of Dentistry, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital & Chang Gung University, Taipei, Taiwan

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Dr. Eric Liou is an associate professor and the chairman of the Faculty of Dentistry, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital & Chang Gung University, Taipei, Taiwan. He is also a visiting professor in the Department of Orthodontics, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan. For the profession affiliations, Dr. Liou is currently immediate past president of the Taiwan association of Orthodontists, and immediate past president of the World Implant Orthodontic Association. He also is the ECM of Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society (APOS) and the editor of the APOS Trends in Orthodontics. His main research interests are distraction osteogenesis, TADs, orthodontic tooth movement, platelet rich plasma, and bone physiology. Dr. Liou has numerous publications and presentations, specially on the topics of accelerated orthodontic tooth movement, maxillary orthopedic protraction, surgery first accelerated orthognathic surgery, and TADs.

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Dr Ravindra Nanda
UConn Alumni Endowed Chair
Professor and Head of the Department of Craniofacial Sciences
Chair of division of Orthodontics, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut, U.S.A.

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Dr.Ravindra Nanda is at present UConn Alumni Endowed Chair, and Professor and Head of the Department of Craniofacial Sciences and Chair of division of Orthodontics, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut, U.S.A.
He received his dental training from Lucknow University, India in 1964. He received his orthodontic training first at Lucknow, India and then from Nymegen, The Netherlands and the University of Connecticut. He also received a Ph.D. for the University of Nymegen in 1969. He was an Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at Loyola University, Illinois from 1970 to 1972 and since 1972 he has been associated with the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Nanda has been author and co-author of five orthodontic books and more than two hundred scientific and clinical articles in major journals. He is Editor-in-Chief of Progress in Orthodontics. He is on the editorial board of ten different national and international orthodontic journals. He is also an associate editor of Journal of Clinical Orthodontics.
He is an active member of various organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, European Orthodontic Society and Edward H. Angle Society. Dr. Nanda is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He has given numerous named lectures at national and international societies including Mershon Lecture at American Association of Orthodontics and Sheldon Friel Lecture at 2011 EOS Congress. He has been recognized with various awards from numerous international orthodontic organizations.
Dr.Nanda is a co-editor of a book Retention and Stability. His most recent books are Biomechanics in Clinical Orthodontics, Biomechanic and Esthetic Strategies in Clinical Orthodontics, Temporary Anchorage Devices in Orthodontics and Current Therapy in Orthodontics Esthetics and Biomechanics in Orthodontics. His new book is titled “Complex Orthodontics”.

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Dr Peter Ngan
West Virginia University Branson-Maddrell Endowed Professor
Chairman, Department of Orthodontics, West Virginia University, School of Dentistry

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Dr. Peter Ngan is West Virginia University Branson-Maddrell Endowed Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthodontics, West Virginia University, School of Dentistry. Dr. Peter Ngan holds a dental degree from Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine and Certificates in Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Hospital Dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine/ Children Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a member of the Angle East (Eastern Component of the Edward H. Angle Society). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He was inducted as Fellow of the American College of Dentists (October, 2008), Fellow of the International College of Dentists (October 2010) and Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy (May 2011).
He was appointed by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the ADA to serve the commission as an Orthodontic Consultant. He has also served as a consultant to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the World Implant Orthodontic Congress, member of the International Advisory Board for the Orthodontic Waves (Official Journal of the Japanese Orthodontic Society), member of the Seminars in Orthodontics Editorial Board and referee for the American Journal of Orthodontics and DentofacialOrthopedics, European Journal of Orthodontics, Angle Orthodontist, Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research Journal, Orthodontics: Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement, Korean Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Dental Education, Pediatric Dentistry, Journal of Pain, Hong Kong Dental Journal, International Journal of Oral Sciences and the Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics.
Dr. Ngan has published over 140 original research and clinical papers in refereed journals and 170 abstracts, including contributions in several monographs and textbooks. He has been invited to lecture at numerous professional organizations in 35 countries, including the United States, Britain, Canada, Chile, Italy, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Denmark, Netherland, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Slovenia, South Africa, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Peru, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, and Korea.
Dr. Ngan’s focus is in the early treatment of dental and skeletal malocclusions. Dr. Ngan’s research interest includes growth and development, biology of tooth movement, dentofacialorthopedics, orthodontic appliance therapy, oral implantology, orthodontic bonding systems and adult interdisciplinary treatment.
Among his honors, he was nominated Distinguished University Faculty by the Ohio State University and West Virginia University. He was inducted as Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Fellow of the International College of Dentists and Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He was the recipient of the Student Development Award by the American Association for Dental Research, Student Research Development Award by the West Virginia University School of Dentistry and the Award of Commendation by the West Virginia University School of Dentistry Alumni Association. He was the Scientific Co-Chair for the 2004 annual AAO session in Orlando, Florida, Scientific Chair for the 2013 CDABO annual session in Bermuda and General Chair for the World Implant Orthodontic Congress in Anaheim, California 2014. He was invited to deliver the PR Begg Memorial Lecture during the 20th Australian Orthodontic Congress in 2006, the Jacob A. Salzmann Memorial lecture during the 2007 annual session of the AAO, the A B Shetty Memorial Oration at the 45th Indian Orthodontic Congress in 2010, the Paul Geoffrion Conference for the Quebec Association of Orthodontists in 2012, the Margolis Lecture at the Tuft University in 2013, the Charles Burstone Seminar Series at the University of Connecticut in 2014, the Arthur Thorton Taylor Lecture during the 25th Australian Orthodontic Congress in 2016, and serve as the Keith Godfrey Visiting Professor by the University of Sydney, Department of Orthodontics.
He maintains an intramural faculty practice in the WVU School of Dentistry. He has served as the President of the OKU Honor Society, President of the Monongahela Valley Dental Society and President of the West Virginia Section of the American Association for Dental Research. He is a member of the Angle East (Eastern Component of the Edward H. Angle Society), a member of the International Association for Dental Research, American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, European Orthodontic Society, Orthodontics: The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement, American Association of Dental Schools, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Society of Dentistry for Children, American Association for Dental Research and American Cleft Palate -Craniofacial Association.

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Dr Takashi Ono
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontic Science, Graduate School Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Tokyo, Japan

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Takashi Ono has been Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontic Science, Graduate School Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Tokyo, Japan since 2010. He is also Deputy Director of the International Student Exchange, TMDU. From 1991 to 1994, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and also served as a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. From 2000 to 2001, he studied at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark as a Short-term Fellowship Scholar of Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Science & Technology (MEXT) in Japan.
Prof. Takashi Ono works as a Visiting Professor at 3 universities in Japan as well as at an international university. He also serves as an editorial board member for 6 international peer-reviewed journals. Prof. Ono has published 6 book chapters and more than 180 articles related to orthodontics, craniofacial function/dysfunction, sleep-related respiratory disorders, and brain activity. He has been invited for lectures in Korea, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, UK, USA, Canada, Brazil, and Australia. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO), and has been appointed as Chairman of the 9th International Orthodontic Congress (IOC) 2020 in Yokohama, Japan.

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Prof. Young Guk Park
Dean of the School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University
Executive Director, Kyung Hee University Dental Hospital

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Prof. Young Guk Park is a world renowned researcher, author and speaker in clinical orthodontics and associated basic science. He is the Professor of Orthodontics of Kyung Hee University, Seoul, where he is the Dean of the School of Dentistry, and also the Executive Director of Kyung Hee University Dental Hospital.
He is the Past President of the Korean Association of Orthodontists and its Foundation, and he is currently the President of the Korean Academy of Dental Education. His main interest lies in the lingual orthodontics with individually tailored appliance, and accelerating tooth movement with CorticisionTM which involves minor periodontal procedure without flap elevation, and “light accelerated orthodontics with LED”. His lectures have created a great sensation around the globe in such occasions as European Orthodontic Society meeting in Lisbon 2010, PCSO Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists meeting in Sacramento and LA 2011, IOC International Orthodontic Congress in Sydney 2011, SIDO Italian Orthodontic Society Meeting in 2011, French Federation of Orthodontists in 2012, Association of Singapore Orthodontists in 2013, IDEM of Singapore in 2014, APOC Asian Pacific Orthodontic Congress in 2014, AAO American Association of Orthodontists meeting in Honolulu 2012 and San Francisco 2015, and Indonesian Association of Orthodontists in 2015, FDI World Dental Federation at Poznan, Poland and APOC at Bali, Indonesia in 2016, and Congress of AOS Association of Orthodontists Singapore in 2017.
He received his DMD degree from the Kyung Hee University, Seoul in 1981, and began his academic career in orthodontics immediately afterwards. He holds Master of Science in Orthodontics (1984), PhD in Oral Biology (1990), and also MBA in healthcare administration (2000).
His publication can be found at Pubmed website:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=park+young+guk

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Prof. Dr. Somchai Satravaha
Thai Board of Orthodontics
Clinical Associate Professor, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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Clinical Associate Prof.Dr. Somchai Satravaha is a diplomate, Thai Board of Orthodontics and a clinical associate professor at Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand.
She received D.D.S. (Hons) from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand. She later earned ZahnärztinfürKieferorthopädie from Baden-Württemberg, Germany and Dr.med.dent. (Magna cum Laude) from Munich, Germany.
She was an executive committee member of the World Federation of Orthodontists from 2005-2015, a past president of Thai Association of Orthodontists, past president of the Thai Orthodontic Foundation and a past president of the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society.
She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Thai Association of Orthodontists in 2013 and was a Recipient of 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award from Chulalongkorn University Dent Alumni Association.
She is an honorary member of Association of Philippine Orthodontists, of Indian Orthodontic Society and an honorary fellow of the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society (APOS). At present, she is a president of the Advisory Board of the Thai Association of Orthodontists and a president of the Thai Association of Orthodontists’ Mobile Orthodontic Unit for Cleft Lip/Palate Patients.

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Dr. Junji Sugawara
Director, SAS Orthodontic Centre
Visiting Clinical Professor, Division of Orthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, USA

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Dr.Junji Sugawara is currently a Director at the SAS Orthodontic Centre, Ichiban-cho Dental Office, Sendai, Japan, and a Visiting Clinical Professor at the Division of Orthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, USA. He graduated from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan in 1973 and worked there over 30 years. He is an active member of the Edward H. Angle Society (North Atlantic Component) since 2004. The Skeletal Anchorage System (SAS) utilizing the titanium miniplates as temporary anchorage devices and Surgery First are recent key interests and he has given many lectures on these subjects in the United States, Europe, South America, Australia, Middle East and Asia.

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Dr Sandra Tai
Clinical Assistant Professor, Graduate Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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Dr Sandra Tai was born in Aldershot, England. She received her graduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA and graduated with a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree in 1990. Dr Sandra Tai is currently a practicing Specialist in Orthodontics in Vancouver, Canada.
Dr Sandra Tai has been an Invisalign certified orthodontist since 2000 and is currently an Invisalign Top 1% Provider who has treated over 1,200 cases with Invisalign. She was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthodontics at the University of British Columbia since 1996, teaching in both undergraduate and graduate orthodontic programs. She is also the Coordinator of the Invisalign University Program.
Dr Tai has taught Invisalign at various universities internationally, including University Malaya and International Medical University, Malaysia, and the Prince Abdul Rahman Advanced Dental Institute, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In China, Dr Tai has lectured at Peking University, Beijing, West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University, in Chengdu, Wuhan University, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, and Capital Medical University, Beijing. She has also lectured for Align Technology in Costa Rica, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Korea, Japan, USA and Canada. Dr Tai has also presented at the Indonesian Association of Orthodontists, Malaysian Dental Association, Hawaiian Society of Orthodontists and Asia Pacific Orthodontic Congress. She is also a featured speaker at Invisalign conferences including the Invisalign EU Summit, Invisalign APAC Summit, theInvisalign Summit, USA.
In 2014, Dr. Sandra Tai was one of 6 members of the Clinical Review Committee for the Invisalign Gallery. Dr. Tai’s cases have been published in the North America Invisalign Gallery. She is a member of Align Tech Faculty in North America and is currently involved in several clinical research projects and FDA clinical trials with clear aligners. Dr Tai conducts Invisalign Immersion Courses in her private practice.
She is a Fellow of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists, Canada. Professional affiliations include memberships in the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists and International Dental Federation. She is also the founding member and past president of the Orthodontic Ties Seminars Study Club in Vancouver, BC, as well as the Vancouver Invisalign Study Club, where she mentors and trains dentists in the Invisalign system.

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Dr Allan Thom
President, World Federation of Orthodontists

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Qualifications:
LLM (Medical Law), B.D.S. (Lond),L.D.S., F.D.S., D’Orth., M.Orth, (Royal College of Surgeons, Eng), F.D.S., (Royal College of Surgeons, Edin). MEWI.
Certificate in TeachingPosts held:
Consultant Orthodontist: Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, Guy’s Hospital, London. (1977 – 2008)
Honorary Senior Lecturer: Guy’s Hospital, London (1977 – 2008)
Accredited Teacher: Universities, London, and Malta.Consultant Adviser to Department of Health. Govt. Malta (1986 – 2000)

Past Examiner Orthodontics and Child Dental Health:
Universities of London, Malta, Sri-Lanka; Royal College of Surgeons, England

President: British Orthodontic Technicians Association. 1997 – 1999
President: European Federation of Orthodontists 2002 – 2004
President: British Orthodontic Society 2004 – 2005
President: World Federation of Orthodontists 2015 – 2020
Honorary Member: Indian Orthodontic Society.

Co Author. [Books].
1. Guidelines for the use of Radiography in Orthodontics.
2. Young Practitioners Guide to Orthodontics
3. Textbook. Fixed Appliances – Principles and Practice. Translated into 7 languages.
4. Orthodontic Radiographs – Guidelines 2nd Edition (2001)3rd Edition (2008)4thEdition (2015) (Highly Commended BMA Medical Book of the year 2009)
6. Selection Criteria for Dental Radiographs. Faculty of Dental Practitioners

International Lecturer.
North America, Europe [Malta, Monaco, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Italy, UK], Egypt, India, Pakistan, Sri-Lanka, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong-Kong, Borneo, Vietnam, China, United Arab Emirates, Mongolia, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Australia, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Ukraine.

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Prof Bernd Lapatki
Head, Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ulm
Director of the Centre of Dentistry

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Academic & Qualification
Bernd Lapatki received his degree in dentistry from the University of Freiburg (Germany) in December 1994. After working for two years as a general dentist, he defended his doctoral thesis in medicine (Dr. med. dent. degree) with the title “Quantitative Analysis for the Assessment of Functional Parameters during Trumpet Playing” in 1998. In December 2000, he finished a postgraduate study at the Department of Orthodontics, Freiburg University Medical Centre, and obtained the certificate as “specialist in orthodontics”. From September 2001 to October 2002 he attended as a research fellow at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center (The Netherlands). After finishing his habilitation thesis (leading to a German academic degree, equivalent to a Ph.D.) in dentistry with the title “Pathogenesis and treatment stability of cover-bite and Angle-Class II Division 2 malocclusion” in November 2007, he received a second Ph.D. degree from the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) in June 2010 for his thesis “The facial musculature – characterisation at a motor unit level”. In September 2009, he obtained a professorship for orthodontics from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ulm, where he is working as Head of the Department of Orthodontics, and since 2013 as Director of the Centre of Dentistry.

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Dr. Prashant Zaveri
Private Specialist Orthodontic Practice
Zaveri Orthodontic and Periodontic Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

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Academic & Qualification

  • He completed his master’s degree in Periodontics (1986) and Orthodontics (1989) from Nair Hospital Dental College, University of Bombay. He has a Private Specialist Orthodontic Practice in Auckland, New Zealand. He completed his post graduate Diploma in Clinical Periodontology from university of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, with High distinction in 2011.
  • Dr. Prashant Zaveri is an excellent teacher, clinician and his unique dual qualification generates interest in all his presentations, national and overseas.
  • Currently he is the NZAO representative of as an Executive Committee Member of the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society and Chairman of the Asia Pacific Foundation for Orthodontic Research and Education.
  • Member of various National and International Orthodontic & Periodontic Associations.
  • Prashant has worked as a Senior Consultant and a Certified Trainer and Facilitator for Quality improvement in Health care at Qimpro Institute, an affiliate of Juran International Inc. USA.
  • He has keen interest in all types of sport and has qualified as a level II cricket coach through the Auckland Cricket Association, New Zealand.
  • He is currently studying Sanskrit language, the ancient Vedic Scriptures and practices meditation daily.

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