Dr. Eleftherios G. Kaklamanos received his Dental Degree and Master of Science in Orthodontics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and also possesses a Master of Arts in Healthcare Management and a Certificate in Preventive and Community Dentistry. His Doctorate Degree thesis was undertaken at the Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on the topic of mandibular condyle development.
Dr. Kaklamanos’ research interests include the development of the craniofacial skeleton, the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of various clinical procedures, evidence based orthodontics, socio-economic and patient reported outcome evaluation of dental and orthodontic treatment modalities, as well as, study design and statistical issues relative to the research carried in dental science. To date, his research activities have resulted in more than 40 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals receiving numerous citations in the international literature and over 90 abstracts in conferences, invited presentations and courses. Moreover, he has supervised 11 MSc Theses, serves as referee in several scientific journals and is the Editor-in-Chief of the “Hellenic Orthodontic Review”.
Dr. Kaklamanos was awarded as the valedictorian in his graduating class and has received honoraria, scholarships, distinctions and awards from the American Association of Orthodontists, the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, as well as various governmental, academic, professional and scientific organizations.
INVITED LECTURE: Can we prevent the impaction of palatally displaced maxillary canines?
Class III orthodontic problems appear with the four following distinct types of malocclusions 1. Pseudo Class III 2. Midface deficiency 3. True mandibular prognathism and 4. Midface deficiency and mandibular prognathism. Diagnosis and differential diagnosis is essential for the application of the appropriate treatment protocol.
Reestablishment of normal function and occlusion is considered the most important treatment approach to prevent excessive mandibular growth or midface deficiency that results in a Class III malocclusion. Normal occlusion should be established from the age of 6 years in order to a. prevent progressive unfavorable bone and soft tissue growth, b. provide a more favorable environment for normal growth, c. improve function of the stomatognathic system and d. eliminate the probability for future surgery.
In the case that the Class III malocclusion remains untreated till puberty a differential diagnosis between Orthodontic Camouflage and Orthognathic Surgery must be done. Treatment Criteria for Orthodontic Camouflage are as follows: OC1.Average or short facial pattern, OC2.Mild anteroposterior jaw discrepancy, OC3.Crowding < 4-6 mm, OC4. Normal soft tissue features (nose, lips, chin), OC5. No transverse skeletal problem. On the other hand the treatment criteria for Orthognathic Surgery are the following: OS1. Long vertical facial pattern, OS2. Moderate or severe anteroposterior jaw discrepancy, OS3. Crowding > 4-6 mm, OS4. Exaggerated soft tissue features and OS5. Transverse skeletal component of problem.
Clinical cases of the four different Class III types with the treatment protocols will be presented.