EAS announces programme for Malta Congress on 7th to 9th October

The EAS education committee has curated an absorbing programme which will progressively build on the knowledge from the first two congresses (and meetings) and continue to explore the perpetual advances in technologies and techniques in aligner orthodontics.

The Congress draws together the latest innovations, and these will be presented by an international line-up of expert speakers who are pushing the boundaries of clear aligner therapy.


Keynote speakers

Dr Sean K. Carlson, US: Diagnosis and treatment planning in the 3D era
Dr Gomez Arango, Colombia: Biomechanics in the plastic revolution: The key to that elusive predictability
Dr Hyo-Sang Park, South Korea: Considering factors for distalization of whole dentitions with micro-implants
Dr John Kaku, Japan: Hybridization of clear aligner therapy in teens
Dr Vincenzo D’Antò, Italy: How to transform your virtual project in a clinical reality
Dr Chris Laspos, Cyprus: Treatment of complex cases with Invisalign. Where is the limit?


Invited speakers

Dr Vicki Vlaskalic, Australia: The emperor’s new clothes-aligners and pluralistic ignorance
Dr Luis Huanca, Switzerland: How much can we trust the ClinCheck?
Dr Beatriz Solano Mendoza, Spain: The efficacy of corticotomy in tooth movement with aligners in periodontal patients
Paul Gange, US: Bonding attachments: How, when and why?
Dr Ivo Marek, Czech Republic: Ortho-prosthodontic collaboration of dentition in patients with massive abrasion and loss of the vertical dimension of occlusion treated by aligners
Dr Frank Celenza, US: Ortho/perio in the aligner age
Dr Shmuel Einy, Israel: Clear aligner effectiveness in the ortho/perio interphase
Prof. Dror Aizenbud, Israel: Invisalign: Improved efficacy of mechanotherapy for complicated cases
Dr Sherif Kandil, Germany: A new dimension in orthodontics called 4D
Dr Waddah Sabouni, France: Orthognathic surgery using Invisalign clear aligners orthodontics treatments: Which protocol?
Dr Rooz Khosravi, US: Crossing the chasm to implement a lean in office aligner system
Dr Arturo Vela-Hernandez, Spain: Aligners and T.A.D.s to go further in complex cases
Dr Kenji Ojima, Japan: Faster, better treatments with Photobiomodulation
Dr Jerko Bozikovic, Belgium: Change versus non change in an everchanging world, the Big Dilemma
Dr Marco Tremolati: Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning with aligners: it’s time to step into a full 3D world
Drs Simone Parrini and Gabriele Rossini, Italy: What patients want
Dr Frederick Murrell, Canada: Striving for the ideal: Complex treatment, exceptional outcomes, efficient user-friendly software
Dr Ivan Malagon, Spain: Gaining Control, Achieving Predictable Outcomes on Challenging Clinical Scenarios
Dr George Damanakis, Greece: Presentation of periodontal cases treated with clear aligners.
Drs Vincenzo Grassia and Ludovica Nucci, Italy: Predictability of crowding resolution during treatment with clear aligners


Presenters of pre-congress courses and congress workshops

Dr Sean K. Carlson, US for OrthoScience Inc.
Prof. Andrea Deregibus for Orthoplus
Sheldon Krancher for Clear TPS
Dr. Adriana Garro Mena for Clear TPS
Dr Patrice Bergeyron for Biotech / Smiler Expert
Dr Marcos Hiroce for Invisalign
Dr Martin Pedernera for Invisalign
Dr Pedro Monteiro for Dental Monitoring
Dr Frederick Murrell for SureCure Aligners
Dr Kenji Ojima for Biolux / Orthopulse
Matthias Peper for inviSolution
Dr Filipa Pinto de Almeida for Ormco/Spark


Assistants’ programme

EAS has also curated a dedicated assistants’ programme at the congress. A combination of presentations and practical demonstrations of 40 minutes each will address four main topics.

Dr Jerko Bozikovic, Belgium: Efficient communication in your daily practice
Paul Gange, USA: Challenges in bonding and debonding procedures
Sheldon Krancher, USA: 7 Success Habits to Create an Exceptional Patient Experience
Dr Pedro Monteiro, Portugal: How to engage aligner patients
ITero on scanning: Title TBA


As you can see, along with the main plenary lectures there is a lot on offer, so that the educational sessions are delivered in a measured way to allow everyone to dip in or delve deeper into subjects which interests them most.

The full programme is now available to review at https://www.eas-aligners.com/3rd-eas-congress-malta/

Booking for the EAS congress is open

The Congress venue is the Hilton Malta hotel, which is situated in the heart of the fashionable Portomaso waterfront in the popular St Julian’s district on Malta’s north-eastern coast, and the island’s capital, Valletta, is only 10 minutes’ drive away. The stunning Portomaso development overlooks a magnificent yacht marina and is bordered by a tree-lined promenade.

Special rates have been arranged with the Hilton for all attendees. The POG booking link is:  http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/M/MLAHITW-GEASE-20211006/index.jhtml

Please note that booking has to be completed by September 8th after which full rack rates will apply.


A chance to relax and explore

The Congress runs from the afternoon of Thursday, 7 October, and runs through to Saturday, 9 October, leaving Sunday free to explore the baroque palaces, gardens and fortifications of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The weather in October is typically warm, so you can kick back, sip a Kinnie (the national drink of Malta), and enjoy the tranquillity and hospitality of this wonderful island.


Booking information

Booking for the EAS Congress is now and all the registrations for the postponed March 2020 and March 2021 Congresses have been carried forward to October 2021. There are dentist and staff packages available. The Congress has partnered with Air Malta to ensure that reasonable travel rates are available for members and has negotiated special reduced accommodation rates with Hilton Malta.

Please visit https://www.eas-aligners.com, where it is also possible to renew EAS membership and benefit from reduced booking rates. Attendees are encouraged to download the official app free here: https://whova.com/portal/rdeas_202003/?source=download_email. This will enable attendees to:

  • view the event agenda and plan their schedules;
  • find someone to share a cab with to get to the conference together or meet for a lunch/dinner together;
  • plan social activities, such as a morning run, city tour or meeting up with fellow attendees; and
  • receive updates on pre-congress courses and workshops (and self-register for these), social events or last-minute room changes by the organisers.

After downloading, attendees are advised to use an email address when signing up to the app and choose a strong password, or sign up using a social media account. Once signed up, attendees should be taken directly to their event.

This will be the first major Congress to be held face-to-face and even in these strange times, we are hoping to see as many friends and colleagues as possible, and have them enjoy a slice of ‘normality’.

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