Congress begins with:
Dr. Małgorzata Kuc-Michalska, DDS, PhD
2009 – awarded degree of Doctor of Medicine at the Poznań University of Medicine;
1996 – 1999 – second degree specialty in orthodontics at the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice;
1993 – 1996 – first degree specialty in orthodontics at the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice;
2013 taught a seminar on the following topic: “How painful is pain during RME” in the Chair of Orthodontics in Medical University in Florence;
2009 – presentations, lectures and numerous publications on the treatment of skeletal Class III and open bite malocclusions, analysis of cervical vertebrae using the CVM method, orthodontic treatment and tooth disorders in the form of reinclusion, transposition, hypo- and hyperdontia;
1999 – lectures on orthodontics as part of Postgraduate Studies in Orthologopedics at the University of Silesia in Katowice.
Academic activity and interests:
Member of the organisational committee of the XXXIV. Conference of the Section of Maxillary Orthopaedics, PTS, in 2013.
member of the following orthodontic associations: Section of Maxillary Orthopedics at PTS, PTO, and EOS
Interest in non-surgical methods of orthopaedic treatment for skeletal defects, skeletal maturity and its influence on treatment outcome as well as the application of rapid maxillary expansion in maxillary-orthopedic treatment of children, young people and adults.
Gerald S. Samson, DDS
• Private Practice of Orthodontics Marietta, GA USA
• Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO)
• Fellow of The American College of Dentists (FACD)
Dr. Samson is a 1975 graduate of Marquette University Dental School.
He completed pediatric dental residency in 1979 at Emory University under the direction of Dr. Ed. Hibbard. He went on to complete an
orthodontic residency in 1981 under the direction of Dr. Harold T. Perry at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Samson has lectured extensively and is a Diplomat of The American Board of Orthodontics and Fellow of The American College of Dentists.
He has been the featured speaker for numerous regional, national and international meetings including the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Currently, Dr. Samson is Adjunct or Associate Professor at 7 university specialty programs in the United States. In addition he reviews orthodontic mechanics papers for The Angle Orthodontist and was co-guest editor of Seminars in Orthodontics, March and June, 2014 “Age Appropriate Orthodontics”.
Dr. Samson was co-principal investigator in studying the Psychological Aspects of Orthodontic Patient Compliance, funded by The National Institute of Health- Division of Behavioral Medicine.
Since 1981 he has been in the full-time private practice of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics in Marietta, Georgia. Because of his special interest in the clinical modification of dentofacial development, Dr. Samson’s private practice is essentially limited to „growing” patients.
Prof. Dr Rolf G. Behrents
Rolf G. Behrents received a B.A. from St. Olaf College, his dental training at Meharry Medical College, and his orthodontic training and Master of Science degree from Case Western Reserve University. He received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan for work conducted at the Center for Human Growth and Development. In 2001, he was awarded an honorary degree (Doctor Honoris Causa) by the University of Athens in Greece. In 2007 he received the Blair Distinguished Service Award from the AAOF and received the Jarabak International Teacher Award in 2011. He has received several awards for his research, has authored and co-authored numerous articles pertaining to clinical orthodontics and facial growth, and has lectured extensively across the country and abroad. He has served on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University, The University of Tennessee, and Baylor College of Dentistry. He served as the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Dental Education from 2003-2011. He continues to serves as a Research Associate at the Bolton-Brush Growth Study Center of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and has served as Co-Director of the G.O.R.P. (Graduate Orthodontic Residents Program) since 1999.
Lysle E. Johnston, Jr., DDS, MS, PhD
Dr. Lysle Johnston, Jr. is the Robert W. Browne Professor of Dentistry and previous Chair of our Department at the University of Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1961 and from Michigan’s Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies (Orthodontics) in 1964. He studied anatomy at the Queen’s University of Belfast (1961-2) and received a Ph.D. in Anatomy from Case Western Reserve University in 1970. Before coming to the University of Michigan, he chaired the orthodontic departments of Case Western Reserve University (1971-6) and Saint Louis University (1976-91). Dr. Johnston retired in 2004, but he continues to teach statistics, cephalometrics, facial growth, occlusal development, and orthodontic history to the residents. During the course of his 30-year academic career, Dr. Johnston has advised approximately 100 master’s theses and has contributed to the education of more than 300 orthodontic specialists. He has lectured widely and is the recipient of numerous of honors, most notably the Albert H. Ketcham award of the American Board of Orthodontics, the 5th International Award of the Italian Society of Orthodontists, and the Dewel Award of the American Association of Orthodontics. He has delivered both the Mershon and Salzmann Lectures of the American Association of Orthodontics, the Angle Memorial Lecture of the E.H. Angle Society of Orthodontists (twice), the Northcroft Lecture of the British Society for the Study of Orthodontics, and the Arthur Thornton Taylor Memorial Lecture of the Australian Society of Orthodontics. A fellow of both the American and International colleges of dentistry and a fellow in dental surgery by election of the Royal College of Surgeons (England), Dr. Johnston serves on the editorial boards of a number of orthodontic journals, including both the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and the (British) Journal of Orthodontics; was a member of the Oral Biology and Medicine Study Section of the National Institutes of Health; and was a director of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. On a personal note, Dr. Johnston is married and has two children, Ann-Christine and Michael. His hobbies include tennis, elderly British sports cars, and old movies.
Profesor Eustáquio „Tako” Araújo
USA and Brazil
– Professor Saint Louis University Department of Orthodontics
– President: Brazilian Board of Orthodontics
– Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics
Received his DDS from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in the year of 1969 and in 1981, his certificate in Orthodontics and Masters from the University of Pittsburgh, Pa. At the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais – PUCMinas – Belo Horizonte, Brazil, he was Orthodontic Chairman and Program Director, Dean of the Dental School, and later President of the University. He has been with Saint Louis University since 2001 and he is the Pete Sotiropoulos Endowed Professor of Orthodontics and the Clinic Director.
Dr. Araujo has many contributions to the orthodontic education through researches, publications and lectures all over the world. He is a member of the Brazilian Dental Society (ABO), Brazilian Association of Orthodontics (ABOR), American Association of Orthodontics, Angle Society of Orthodontics – Midwest Component. He is the President of the Brazilian Board of Orthodontics and is a Diplomate of both the Brazilian and the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr Peter Miles was born in Gympie and later moved to Caloundra where his father was the first principal of Caloundra State High School. He then attended Brisbane State High School and enrolled in the University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Dental Science, before graduating with honours in 1985. To become a registered specialist orthodontist, Dr Miles then attended the orthodontic program at the University of Pittsburgh achieving his Certificate of Orthodontics and Masters of Dental Science in 1994, graduating first in his class.
Dr Miles is a member of the Australian Society of Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontics and is certified by the Australian Orthodontic board. In addition to his full time orthodontic practice, Dr Miles teaches future orthodontists at the University of Queensland, the University of Sydney and Seton Hill University in the USA and is involved in orthodontic research. When not practicing orthodontics, Dr Miles enjoys spending time with his family, water skiing and keeping fit and healthy.
Dr Miles has published over 40 research papers and book chapters and has been invited to lecture around the world. He has also published an orthodontic textbook titled Evidence Based Clinical Orthodontics where Dr Miles worked on the book as an editor and an author of several chapters.
Tim Shaughnessy, DDS, M.S,
Dr. Tim Shaughnessy received his DDS degree from the University of Michigan in 1983 and his Master of Science degree in Orthodontics form the University of North Carolina in 1986. At UNC, he was the recipient of a National Research Fellowship awarded by the National Institute of Dental Research. He earned an Award of Special Merit from the American Association of Orthodontists in 1987 for his research and Master’s thesis.
Dr. Shaughnessy was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics, Emory University School of Postgraduate Dentistry from 1986 to 1992. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 1990. He recently joined the faculty of the Georgia School of Orthodontics, scheduled to open in September 2016.
Dr. Shaughnesy practices in Johns Creek and Marietta, Georgia; and in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He is a Consultant for Biolux Research and is the Principal Investigator for Biolux’s clinical trial on light-accelerated fixed appliance orthodontic treatment. He has published several articles on the topic. He also recently published an article in the AJODO on fixed retention, his topic of discussion for our September Gnathos meeting. Tim is a frequent speaker and has developed a reputation for his clinical photography and documentation of well-treated cases.
Dr Wajeeh Khan
Bachelor of Dental Surgery; B.D.S. (1980-1984) University of Punjab – Lahore, Pakistan
Postgraduate Training in Oral Surgery in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery- University Hospital Münster (1986-1989) University of Münster – Germany
Doctor of Dental Medicine ; Dr. med. dent. (1989) University of Münster – Germany
Postgraduate Training in Orthodontics in the Department of Orthodontics University Hospital Münster (1993-1996) University of Münster – Germany
Specialist in Orthodontics Fachzahnarzt für Kieferorthopädie (1996) University of Münster – Germany
Since 1996 in Orthodontic Private Practice in Hamm, Germany
Since 2006 Managing Director and Chief Executive of Ortho Caps GmbH, Hamm Germany
Over 100 lectures in symposia and universities around Europe
Member of the German Orthodontic Society
Member of the German Lingual Orthodontic Society
Fellow of The World Federation of Orthodontics
Member of the American Association of Orthodontics
Member of the French Orthodontic Society