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9th Edition of International Conference on Dentistry
and Oral Health

September 02-04, 2024 | Madrid, Spain

September 02-04, 2024 | Madrid, Spain
ICDO 2018

Karel Hero Breuning

Karel Hero Breuning, Speaker at Dentistry Conferences
University of Alabama, Netherlands
Title: What are the advantages of digital planning and custom orthoodntic appliances in orthodontics?


Orthodontic treatment will rapidly change during the next years. The use of intraoral scanners, CBCT radiographs, and 3D extraoral images will allow the use of a “virtual head” for treatment planning and appliance fabrication. Custom made orthodontic appliances, such as individual brackets, indirect bonding, custom wires, lingual braces, and aligners will allow efficient and fast orthodontic treatment. The use of the intraoral scanner and the smartphone photographs during treatment will allow evaluation of the treatment progress and the correction of treatment to achieve the treatment goal planned, without delay. The patient will know the result of treatment before the actual start. During treatment the will be informed about the treatment progress. Of course, every treatment should be changed when needed. Monitoring during treatment will improve the progress. After treatment, retention of the treatment result will be needed. Evaluation of treatment stability using intraoral scanners and the smartphone of the patient can be used to prevent a severe relapse of the treatment result.


Dr. Hero Breuning studied dentistry in the Netherlands. After graduation, he started a 4 years study to become an orthodontist. He maintained a private orthodontic practice in Tiel, the Netherlands for more than 25 years. The topic of his Ph.D. study was an intraoral distraction during orthodontic treatment. He was assistant professor 3D imaging at the University of Nijmegen. Hero Breuning published over 60 articles in peer-viewed journals, was a reviewer for the AJODO and other orthodontic journals. He published a book on: Digital planning and Custom Orthodontic Appliances in 2017. He lectured in more than 17 different countries