Moschos Papadopoulos

Moschos Papadopoulos Professor, Chairman and Program Director Dept. of Orthodontics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Visiting Professor: University of Vienna, Austria | University of Messina, Italy | University of Campania, Naples, Italy

Short CV

Dr. Moschos A. Papadopoulos serves as Professor, Chairman and Program Director at the Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, Austria, and at the Universities of Messina and Naples, Italy. He was the founder and served as first President of the Balkan Association of Orthodontic Specialists and President of the Orthodontic Society of Northern Greece.

Dr. Papadopoulos is Honorary Editor of the “Hellenic Orthodontic Review”, was Asst. Editor of the “World Journal of Orthodontics” and is/was Member of the Editorial Board of 20 peer reviewed journals, and Reviewer for 47 journals. He is also active member in more than 23 national and international societies, federations, and unions.

Dr. M. A. Papadopoulos received several awards and distinctions, such as the “Joseph E. Johnson Clinical Award” and the “Turpin Award for Evidence-Based Research” from the American Association of Orthodontists, the “Regional Award of Merit” from the World Federation of Orthodontists, the “Special Achievement Award” from the Balkan Association of Orthodontist Specialists.

Currently the main clinical and research interests of Dr. Papadopoulos include the subjects of “noncompliance orthodontic treatment”, “temporary anchorage devices in orthodontics”, and “evidence-based orthodontics”.

Dr. Papadopoulos has written among others the books “Orthodontic treatment for the Class II non-compliant patient”, “Skeletal anchorage in orthodontic treatment of Class II malocclusion”, and “Cleft lip and palate: Diagnosis and treatment management”, has published more than 235 scientific publications, and has presented more than 420 lectures, courses and papers worldwide.

Lecture: Diagnostic failures and risk management in Orthodontics

Proper diagnosis is especially important in order to achieve the correct and wished orthodontic treatment outcome. Diagnostic procedures in orthodontics usually include a detailed medical and dental history, clinical and functional examination, radiological examination, and cephalometric and model cast analysis. Depending on the diagnostic parameters of the various orthodontic problems there are interventions that either have to be performed or should be avoided.

Failure to receive or/and analyze diagnostic data can lead many times to failure or even worse in iatrogenic effects. Further, it is also very important to take into consideration the fact that actually diagnosis should be considered as a continuous process in orthodontics, which should be repeated at each patient appointment. Of course, not all diagnostic information should be obtained each time, but the orthodontist should evaluate the patient’s clinical status at each visit, and check if all movements are well and according to the original treatment plan, or if adverse effects have begun to occur, for which the relevant treatment measures or alternatives should be taken.

This lecture will present and discuss by means of several clinical cases the importance of initial and itermediate diagnosis. After the lecture, the participant will be (a) familiar with the proper use and interpretation of orthodontics diagnosis in order to avoid diagnostic failures and (b) in cases of dilemmas, he/she will be able to choose among the available options the most appropriate ones in order to achieve successful treatment outcomes.

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