March 18th, 2017: Continuing Education Day

Wednesday, November 09

CEO: continuing Education Day

Efficiency in our daily practice : From psychology to technique


Hôtel SOFITEL Paris Arc de Triomphe
14 Rue Beaujon - 75008 Paris




Andrew DiBiase

Malocclusions,   orthodontics   and   bullying.

Bullying is endemic in most schools and can have devastating long-term consequences. There are many factors which may render a child susceptible to this type of harassment, including the presence of a malocclusion. Harassment may be a motivating factor for seeking orthodontic treatment. This demands the question: As orthodontists, can we help these suffering children?

This communication is based on a large-scale study in Great Britain which evaluates the malocclusions likely to lead to harassment, as well as their impact on quality of life and self esteem. In this study, patients identified as victims of harassment are followed during the course of their orthodontic treatment, and the effect of treatment on harassment are evaluated.

The advent (and fall) of self-ligating brackets

In the past, certain innovations have changed the practice of orthodontics considerably: The Edgewise bracket, direct composite bonding, and bone grafting, to name a few. When self-ligating brackets were reinvented at the end of the last century, many thought it was a turning point in orthodontics. These brackets promised a great deal: accelerated dental movement, less painful treatment, and fewer extractions. But what are the real results ?

This communication is consecrated to the scientific evidence concerning self-ligating brackets and builds primarily on two large-scale studies undertaken in Great Britain which test the arguments advanced by merchants. They also underscore the importance of publicity in orthodontics, and examine how and why many of us were persuaded by this illusory technology.

Curriculum Vitae

Andrew  DiBiase  is a consultant in Kent, England. Graduate of King’s College, London, he completed his specialty program at the Royal London Hospital and the Clifford Dental School in Scheffield. He has performed extensive research as part of the English national clinical research network and has received extensive funding and awards for his research. His centres of interest include the efficacy of orthodontic appliances and the psychosocial impact of malocclusions. Andrew also holds a private practice and has published over 65 articles in indexed journals. He is the co-author of two books and a renowned international speaker.


Frank Renouard

Like all medical treatment, the practices of dentistry and orthodontics are inevitably accompanied by complications. Technological developments are flagrant in these disciplines. Citing only the examples of medical imaging, bonding and dental implants, orthodontics has undergone a technological revolution in the past 20 years. Yet surprisingly, the number of difficulties and complications have not discernably decreased parallel to these technological advances.

The preservation of the practice requires us to examine the 80% of causes of failure which have been left aside, and to understand the influence of human actions and the attitude of practitioners and their teams on failure rates. During the conference, reasons for medical error, which are often linked to excess stress, will be examined. Finally, practical organizational and procedural solutions will be proposed, in the objective of reducing the risk of daily complications to a minimum.

Curriculum Vitae

Franck  Renouard  graduated from the Faculty of Dental Surgury, University of Paris V, in 1982.  He was assistant to Jean-François  Tulasne  on the team of Paul  Tessier  from  1983  to  1988.  He has published and co-published over 50 articles and book chapters, and is the author of two books. The first, Risk Factors in Implant Dentistry, has been translated into 10 languages. His latest work examines human factors as the primary cause of diagnostic error in medicine. He presents regularly on the topics of biomechanics, immediate loading and bone grafting. He was President of the European  Association  of Osseointegration  from  2004  to 2006. He runs a practice for buccal and implant surgury in Paris. He is a visiting professor at the University of Medicine in Liège, Belgium.


Programme, March 18th

09h00: Reception at Sofitel

09h30-10h30 : Conference by Franck Renouard

10h30-11h00 : Coffee break

11h00-12h30 : Conference by Franck Renouard

12h30-14h00 : Lunch with our partners

14h00-15h30 : Conference by Franck Renouard

15h30 - 17h00 : Conference by Andrew Dibiase


CEO Member: 190€

CEO Non-Member: 250€

Student: Free (attach proof of student status)


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