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Salah Abbas

Salah Abbas

The Dental School of Copenhagen, Denmark

Salah Abbas has graduated from the University of Copenhagen, post graduate program for Orthodontics, where he has been working as a clinical supervisor and as a part of the teaching staff for many years now. Salah’s teaching area is Biomechanics and skeletal anchorage. Salah is working as an orthodontist both in public and in private sector with both children and adults. He is the head of the largest Community Orthodontic clinic in the center of Copenhagen. In addition to that Salah is working at the Orthognathic surgery department at the hospital with orthognathic cases and with early interceptive orthopedic treatments of class III cases. Salah is holding courses at national and international meetings and conferences, as well as postgraduate departments inside and outside Europe. Salah’s special interests are treatments with mini-screws, biomechanical principles and interdisciplinary treatments as multiple agenesis patients and orthognathic cases.

Postgraduate course - Abstract

Biomechanics - temporary anchorage devices:

This clinically oriented course has the purpose of explaining some of the most essential every day's biomechanical principles, as well as the most modern biomechanical advancements within the world of skeletal anchorage devices. Technical and practical details, from biomechanical point of view, related to the following orthodontic problems will be under focus:

1) Mesialization and closing mechanics: Preventing tipping and minimizing side effects. Choosing of torque and finishing. Symmetric versus asymmetric closure of agenesis.

2) Distalization mechanics and class II malocclusions: indications and managing side effects. Advantages and disadvantages.

3) Class III orthopedic correction: appliance design and treatment protocols. Long term outcomes.

4) Transversal discrepancies: improving stability by biomechanics. No need for retention anymore.

5) Management of open bites and increased vertical dimensions: success factors and retention.

In addition, management of common orthodontic challenges as asymmetrical biomechanics, middle line shift, gummy smile, biological boundaries and the different biotypes will be discussed. All subjects will be illustrated with clinical examples.

Aims, Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

Aim: to introduce basic biomechanics of common orthodontic treatments and protocols emphasizing the most modern techniques within the world of skeletal anchorage.

Objectives: to give the participants a sound insight into orthodontic biomechanics and to give them the building stones to be able to understand and improve their treatment plans and techniques in the future.

Learning outcomes:

1) To be able to understand and utilize basic and sound biomechanics to build up treatment plans.

2) To be able to sketch and construct orthodontic appliances and the biomechanics needed to fulfil treatment objectives.

3) To be able to measure and analyze treatment mechanics.

4) To be able to evaluate treatment stability and prognoses.

5) To be able to identify reasons for side effects and biomechanical problems and to be able rethink and rebuild new treatment strategies