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? What do we know? What do we need to know?
Maxillary permanent canine impaction occurs quite commonly. Many studies report that the palatal direction of displacement is very common and that displaced canines are associated with adverse effects, such as an increased risk of root resorption to the neighboring teeth. Impacted maxillary permanent canines usually require intervention in the form of surgical exposure and subsequent orthodontic traction. Such comprehensive management may necessitate significant commitment and costs from the patient and the healthcare provider. Moreover, it may involve risks and complications, if the prognosis, treatment planning and biomechanics are not thoroughly considered.
The interceptive extraction of the deciduous canines in cases of palatally displaced permanent canines has been suggested since the 1930s. In such cases, provided that space conditions are normal, extraction of the primary canine is supposed to lead to a change in the path of the eruption of the permanent and ultimately guide it into the dental arch. This presentation will review the contemporary evidence base for this approach and will discuss what we need to know in order to reach evidence-based conclusions that could be applied in clinical orthodontic practice.