Updated: Jan 12
1st Orthodontic Meeting of 2020
FN ORTHODONTICS 19th of January 2020
We are pleased to invite you to the first Technology Meeting of the New Year !!
The lectures on Saturday 19th of January is organized by FN Orthodontics and will be held at our new seminar room!
Schedule of the meeting
9:30 - 10:00: Registration 10:00- 10:15: Welcome speech 10:15 - 11:30: Dr. Apostolos I. Tsolakis , Associate Professor of Orthodontics NKUA.
'' The biologic basis of orthodontic tooth movement'' 11:30 - 12:30: Dr. Sherif Kandil. ''The new Technology in aligner Orthodontics, called 4D'' 12:30-13:00: Coffee Break 13:00-14:30: Dr. Sherif Kandil. ''K Line Europe, Clear X'' 14:30-15:30 : Lunch time
15:30-16:30: ''Time for boosting and speed up the aligner therapy''. (Dr Sherif Kandil). Discussion, questions, conclusions.
About Prof. Tsolakis Apostolos
Education / Qualifications
1979, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
1981, Master of Science in Dentistry, Case Western Reserve University,USA
1981, Certificate in Clinical Orthodontics, Case Western Reserve University,USA
1994, Didactor Odondiatrikis ( Ph.D.), University of Athens, Greece
Academic and professional positions held
2008, Assistant Professor, University of Athens, Greece
2018, Associate Professor, University of Athens, Greece
2005 , Visiting Associate Professor, St. Louis University, USA
2002, Adjunct Associate Professor, CWRU, USA
Academic and professional responsibilities
Advanced Clinical and Research Seminars for the postgraduate students of the Orthodontic Department of the University of Athens. 1994 till present.
Lectures to the graduate students of the Orthodontic Department of CWRU. 1998 till present.
Lectures to the graduate students of the Orthodontic Program of Saint Louis University. 2004 till present.
Research Grants and Contracts
Histomorphological and Histochemical changes in the alveolar and cortical jaw bone following orthodontic movement in diabetic rats. Primary Researcher A. Tsolakis January 2009 – present.
Effects of local administration of cytokines RANKL, RANK and OPG and expression of mRNA for RANKL and OPG during experimental orthodontic tooth movement in rats. Primary Researcher A. Tsolakis January 2006 – present.
Histochemical changes in the jaw bones following orthodontic movement in ovariectomized rats. Primary Researcher A. Tsolakis January 2003 – 2005.
Alveolar bone changes following orthodontic movement in ovariectomized rats. Primary Researcher A. Tsolakis Sept 2000 – Dec 2002.
Body development and skeletal maturation of wistar rats. Development of standard data for experimentation with menopause and aging related osteoporosis. Primary Researcher I. Dontas. Co-researcher A.I.Tsolakis Sept 1998 – Dec 2001.
Histologic and histochemical study of the effects of bilateral and unilateral suprahyoid myectomy on the rat’s mandible. Primary researcher A.I. Tsolakis Sept 1998- June 1999.
A study of the growth of the rat craniofacial complex following experimental resection of the suprahyoid musculature and mandibular hyperpropulsion. Primary Researcher M.N. Spyropoulos. Co-researcher A.I.Tsolakis Sept 1996 – Dec 1997.
American Association of Orthodontists
World Federation of Orthodontists
European Orthodontic Society
Greek Society for Orthodontic and Maxillofacial Study and Research
Greek Dental Association
Greek Cleft Palate Society
Thessalian Stomatologic Society, Greece
Dental Society of Larissa, Greece
International Society of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions
Research Theses - Books
Thesis for the Degree Didactor Odondiatrikis (Ph.D.): A study of the growth and development of the lower jaw following experimental condylectomy and experimental protruded mandibular function in the rat. University of Athens, March 1993.
Thesis for the Degree Master of Science in Dentistry: Effects of posterior mandibular traction in the rabbit. A cephalometric, histologic, electromyographic study. C.W.R.U. May 1981.
Monograph: Effects of osteoporosis on orthodontic tooth movement. A study of experimental ovariectomy and orthodontic movement in rats. Monograph. Zandes Editions, Athens, 2002. (Greek)
Book Chapter: M.N. SPYROPOULOS, A.I. TSOLAKIS: Mechanobiological perspectives of orthodontic tooth movement related to bone physiology. In: Enlow DH, Hans MG, editors. Essentials of Facial Growth. 2nd Edition Needham Press, Ann Arbor MI 2008.
Selected publications in scientific journals
Tsolakis AI, Spyropoulos MN.An appliance designed for experimental mandibular hyperpropulsion in rats. Eur. J. Orthodont. 1997 ; 19 : 1 – 7.
Tsolakis AI, Spyropoulos MN, Katsavrias E, Alexandridis K. Effects of altered mandibular function on mandibular growth after condylectomy. Eur. J. Orthodont. 1997; 19: 9 – 19.
Spyropoulos MN, Tsolakis AI, Katsavrias E, Alexandridis K. Effects of experimental unilateral condylectomy followed by altered mandibular function on the maxilla and zygoma. Eur. J. Orthodont. 1997; 19 : 205 – 210.
Spyropoulos MN and Tsolakis AI. Altered mandibular function and prevention of skeletal asymmetries after unilateral condylectomy in rats. Eur. J. Orthodont. 1997 ; 19 : 211 – 218.
Spyropoulos MN and Tsolakis AI. Experimental production of Class III malocclusion in rats. Bul Orth. Soc. Yugoslavia 1999; 32: 5 – 11.
Spyropoulos MN, Tsolakis AI, Alexandridis K, Katsavrias E, Donta I. Role of Suprahyoid Musculature on rat mandibular morphology and growth orientation. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 2002; 122: 392-400.
Tsolakis AI, Chaldi I, Makou M, Lyritis GP, Spyropoulos MN, Dontas IA. Cortical bone response adjacent to applied light orthodontic forces in ovariectomized rats. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2008; 8:375-8.
Dontas IA, Tsolakis AI, Chaldi I, Patra E, Lyritis GP. Malocclusion in aging Wistar rats.J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2010; 49:22-6.
Tsolakis AI, Chaldi I, Bitsanis I, Makou M, Dontas IA. Distraction-like phenomena in maxillary bone due to application of orthodontic forces in ovariectomized rats.Indian J Dent Res. 2012; 23:501-5.
Lyros I, Fora E, Damaskos S, Stanko P, Tsolakis AI. An incidental finding on a diagnostic CBCT. Australian Orthodontic Journal. In Press (May 2014 isssue)
Areas of scientific interest
Mechanisms of mandibular growth
Biologic mechanisms of orthodontic tooth movement
Class III malocclusionImpacted teeth
Title of the speech
''The biologic basis of orthodontic tooth movement. Is there any difference in the remodeling process of the alveolar bone during treatment with fixed appliances and clear aligners?''
Attendees of this lecture will be able to learn about:
Effect of orthodontic tooth movement on the pulp
Mechanical Techniques Used in Orthodontic Force Control
About Dr. Sherif Kandil
A polymath with main focus in orthodontics. Trying to bridge the gap between Orthodontics, material science and software engineering, he has been working for over ten years with clear aligners. He has treated over 4500 cases with aligners, own 6 patents and gave 180 lectures in CAT worldwide. Since 2018 he has been involved in R&D at K Line Europe where he found an amazing platform to pour in years of multilevel experiences and lateral thinking methods. He is advocated of eco-friendly solutions and implementing them in orthodontics. Graduated in 2006 and worked as dentist till 2012 when he specialized in orthodontics (Donau Krems University). Since then he has established 3 companies servicing and manufacturing clear aligners
About the speech
''4D ORTHODONTICS ''
A NEW DIMENSION IN ORTHODONTICS THROUGH ''CLEVER MATERIALS''
Clear aligners or invisible orthodontic trays are a very unique and promising method for straightening teeth as an alternative to braces. The credit goes to Align tech and specifically to Zia Chisti one of the co-founders of Align tech at its embryonic stages.
Clear aligners are manufactured through high-end 3d technology from 3d scanning dental models to 3d designing of teeth movements then 3D printing the sequential steps through a 3D printer and finally thermoforming plastic materials chemically made out of TPU or PETG to conclude a clear aligner form.
4D dynamic aligners are produced through using special shape memory polymers that could be formed on the targeted shape of teeth let’s assume the 4th step in the process of teeth aligning S4, the clear aligner is re-engineered in-lab under specific temperatures to shape S1, we call it “Back from the future” concept. The patient has an activation device to activate the clear aligners (Aligner booster) every 2 weeks and thus recover the shape of the clear aligner gradually to go back to S4 “ Back to the future”. The result is instead of using 4 aligners per arch to align teeth over 2 months, by this technique we use only 1 aligner.
The technique proved in-lab as well as in the first waves of clinical trials to be supremely successful and functional.
On the other side recycling the 3D models is also considered a huge benefit, not only would any lab decrease the material waste but also save a lot of money. Recycling somehow represents a bit of investment at the start yet it is worth it on the long run.
A call to action, align teeth but don’t forget aligning your business to our planet, make your patients and planet smile :)
This is the future of us and our grandchildren.
Dr Sherif Kandil Mar/20/2019
More information about 4D Aligner Technology and K Line:
Time & Location of the event
Sunday 19th of January 2020,
9:30 – 16:30 FN Orthodontics Seminar room,
2 -8 Tetrapoleos Str, Athens, Attiki, 11527, Greece
THE COURSE IS ONLY FOR ORTHODONTISTS
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We hope you are able to attend the meeting and look forward to seeing you there.
On behalf of FN Orthodontics,
CTO George Antonopoulos