Dr. Hugo De Clerck, DMD, PhD
Dr. Hugo De Clerck is a graduate of the Rijksuniversiteit Gent’s orthodontic program, he received his PhD in 1986 and he maintains a private practice in Brussels. He has been Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Orthodontics at the Université Catholique de Louvain from 1989 to 2006. Currently he’s an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He’s a former President of the Belgian Orthodontic Society and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. His main research interests are in skeletal anchorage, biomechanics and orthopedics.
Miniplates are better able resist and endure high discontinuous forces than do miniscrews. Therefore they are well suited for use for orthopedic intermaxillary traction such as Class III elastics utilized between minplates placed on the skeletal bases of the maxilla and mandible of growing patients. Dr. De Clerck will address several questions during his presentation on the use of Bollard miniplate anchors to correct Class III malocclusions. These include: (1) Can the growth of the maxilla and/or mandible be stimulated, restricted or redirected by such intermaxillary orthopedics using miniplates? (2) What is the optimal biomechanical approach to achieve success? (3) What is the best loading protocol? Furthermore, since successful class III orthopedics often results in a Class II malocclusion, the use of miniplates in achieving the desired final treatment objectives will also be explained. This involves the use of appropriate biomechanics in conjunction with the miniplates as anchors to distalize the upper molars and to open space for the eruption of the canines. For optimal efficiency good control of the vertical dimension is needed and also provided by the miniplates.
The University of Michigan designates this activity for 8 continuing education credits.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Michigan in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Program (ADA CERP).
This course has an interdisciplinary team of researchers and dental educators will explore how gender affects dental patients' general health, oral health, oral health care needs and interactions with their dental care providers. The morning session starts with an overview of gender differences in systemic and oral health, followed by an oral pathologist's perspective on gender differences and oral health concerns. Two specific issues: Providing care for breast cancer survivors and for patients with eating disorders.
The afternoon session begins with a discussion of how patients' and the providers gender affects their interactions in the dental office. Two content-specific presentations follow. The first presentation focuses on depression which is twice as prevalent among women compared to men. The final presentation of the day offers an introduction to providing care for transgender patients by a therapist and researcher specialized in working with transgender patients.
This course is designed to help dentists incorporate soft tissue graft and advanced implant surgery area into their daily practices. After completion of this three-day continuing education course, the participant will be exposed to:
This CE course combines didactic lectures and hands-on workshop with fresh cadaver specimens to cover a broad range of advanced periodontal/implant surgical techniques.
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Dr. Won-suk Oh -clinical professor at the University of Michigan, received certificate in Prosthodontics and MS from the University of Minnesota and certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at UCLA.
Dr. Kenneth May -associate professor at the University of Michigan, received certificate in Prosthodontics and MS from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Berna Saglik -clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan, received certificate in Prosthodontics and MS from the University of Michigan.
9:00 - 9:50 am
9:50 - 10:00 am
10:00 - 10:50 am
Biomechanics of Denture Design
10:50 - 11:00 am
11:00 - 12:00 pm
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch break – On your Own
1:00 -1:50 pm
Immediate Denture Design
1:50 - 2:00 pm
2:00 - 2:30 pm
CAD-CAM Denture Design
2:40 - 4:00 pm
The University of Michigan designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits