Dr. Skander Ellouze

Dr. Skander Ellouze

Dr. Skander Ellouze is a recognizd leader in Passive Self-Ligation, TADs and Lingual Orthodontics. Associate Professor in Dept of Orthodontics, University of Bordeaux, and visiting Professor in University of Valencia and Oviedo (Spain). Dr. Ellouze has written several articles and recently published a book Mini-Implants: Orthodontics for the future.

Take control of your cases: An efficient approach!

Lack of 3D control is one of the main reasons that keeps orthodontist from optimal outcome results.
The aim of this presentation is to demonstrate through a wide variety of clinical situation presented step by step “WHEN & HOW” to combine the Damon mechanics with the most recent TAD’s protocols to reach enhanced facial balance and beautiful finishes for every case. Over this lecture Dr. Ellouze will address important topics such as:

How to extract less and yet to respect both facial aesthetic and the perio.
How to deal with maximum accuracy with asymmetrical cases and achieve optimal esthetic.
How to optimize the mandibular response in retrognathic class II cases.
Management of severe class III without surgery and more.


Dr. Michael Bicknell

Dr. Michael Bicknell

A diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Bicknell earned his DDS, Masters in oral biology and his orthodontic certificate from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an internationally recognized educator that presents to thousands of orthodontists on subjects such as Efficient treatment processes, Esthetics, Leadership and creating a culture of excellence. He has also been chosen among a selected group of orthodontists nationwide to participate in the Damon System Mentor Program, educating orthodontist on the Damon System and technological advances which are leading the specialty world-wide.

Excellence by Design

A Clinically Driven Presentation Utilizing a Step-Wise Process Of Treating Multiple Cases To A Level Expected of An Elite Professional

This seminar is intended for those with an intermediate to advanced understanding of passive self-ligation mechanics who are looking to refine their skill set to deliver high quality finishes. The seminar will focus on advanced planning and mechanics for facially driven results, trouble shooting skills, clinical efficiency, extraction cases and more. Dr. Bicknell will review the mechanics for success with passive self-ligation, case planning approaches, torque selection, space creation through arch development, space closure, finishing, Class II considerations, and more.

Key topics covered:
Diagnostics and the expanded planning possibilities with light-force PSL mechanics.
Distinct yet simple protocols for treating in a passive system


Dr. Anmol S Kalha

Dr. Anmol Kalha

A clinician, teacher, international consultant on research and policy with 40 years of professional experience in India and abroad. He pioneered the concept of evidence based health and dentistry in SEA and is on board of EBD UK since 2000. He has spent the past two decades on refining treatment system with preadjusted appliances, TAD’s and innovative technologies with the leaders in the field. He received a life time achievement award at the FDI SFDS for contributions to military dentistry and oral health sciences.

Simplified Orthodontics

Less is more and the need to simplify orthodontics was never more relevant than today. An age centric diagnosis, clear definition of the problem, simplified treatment plans and lines, optimized appliances are the only answers to the increasingly complex and compromised occlusions that the adults bring into your work place. Reducing costs comes from improving clinical competencies and efficiency. In the frenetic fast pace sometimes, the answers to complexity will lie in the three S’s: Stop, Slow down, Step back. This lecture will try and piece together the various elements of clinical efficiency that will define this unique forum.


Dr. CS Ramachandra

Dr. C S Ramachandra

Dr. C. S. Ramachandra is based in Bangalore, India. Got his Master of Dental Surgery in ORTHODONTICS from Government Dental College Bangalore and was in teaching profession for the last 30 years (1988–2018).Trained large number of dental graduates and guided more than 50 post graduate students in Orthodontics. Since 2012 developed keen interest in "DAMON SYSTEM" and in the last seven years treated more than 500 cases using the same. He has written a book/atlas - ‘Damon System an Indian Experience’. In this book he has shared in great detail management of 12 cases of varying type of malocclusions, using Damon System. He is also a diplomat of Indian Board of Orthodontics.

Damon System & Arch development:

To quote Dr. Alan Bagden-“The balance of the forces of the tongue, lips, cheeks and oro-facial musculature are what create the natural arch form associated with the Damon System. The arch form used in the preformed arch wires is the average arch form that Dwight Damon discovered after analyzing hundreds of finished cases. However, it is the balance of the musculature, NOT the force of the wire that dictates the arch form. The wire merely guides the movement of the teeth into the arch form which is created as a result of the above mentioned oro facial musculature balance”.

The above lines are the soul of Damon System. Using Damon brackets and wires, but employing traditional mechanics will allow for getting partial benefits of the passive ligation system. There is a full complement of bracket torque selections, wire selections as well as additional auxiliaries which allow the clinician to utilize the system to its full extent. The most important component of the system is however, the education of the doctor in understanding the shift in mechanics and treatment philosophy of the Damon System. Without question the most critical variable which determines the success of treatment with Damon System is the clinician himself.


Dr. Gurkeerat

Dr. Gurkeerat Singh

Dr. Gurkeerat Singh, did his M.Orth in 2001 and is registered with the Royal College of surgeons, London as well as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He is a diplomate of the Indian Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Singh has over fifty publications in various Indian and foreign journals to his credit as well as “The Textbook of Orthodontics” and a “Mini Atlas on Orthodontics”. He has presented papers and has been a guest speaker at various national & inter-national conferences and student conventions. He started his teaching career in 1998 and is presently the Professor and head of the department of orthodontics and Dentofacial orthopedics at Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, Haryana. His areas of interest include - digital orthodontics, micro-implants, lasers, fixed bite jumping appliances, and self-ligation brackets.

Orthodontic Treatment Under 12 Months: Treatment efficiency or Luck

As Orthodontists, we are well aware that decreasing treatment duration will not just increase patient acceptance to the proposed treatment but will add to the foot fall in our practices. Experimentally, both invasive and non-invasive methods have been used to decrease treatment duration. Claims of success rate in most cases range from 10 to 40% depending upon the method as well as the author. At times controversial, yet most of these methods are primarily experimental and usually never brought into day to day practice and hence are of no consequence to an average clinician.

Now if we were to propose certain clinical protocols which would decrease treatment duration, would they be adopted by the practicing orthodontist?

The presentation aims at showcasing cases which were finished within 12 to 14 months and are aimed at establishing clinical protocols which will aid in correction of malocclusions relatively faster.


Dr. Ajit Kalia

Dr. Ajit Kalia

Dr. Ajit Kalia is currently PROFESSOR & HEAD at Department of Orthodontics M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Pune India. He is a post-graduate teacher and has 18 years of active teaching experience. He completed his MDS from Ragas Dental College, Chennai. He is also “Diplomate of the Indian Board of Orthodontics”. He has lectured at various national and international conferences and has got publications at National & International Level. He is several research projects to his credit. He is on the editorial board of three international Journals and has many patents and innovations to his credit. He has keen interest in temporary anchorage device, micro esthetics and LASERs.

Digital Marketing in Orthodontics—A cardinal step for igniting your growth.

The benefits of digital media marketing are currently seen in the field of health care as it is a cost effective means to reach hundreds of potential new patients who seek Orthodontic care. In this regard a lot of Orthodontists now are opting for powerful Digital Marketing tools like Business websites, which are emerging as important reputation management tools. Edwards et al. reported that the top factor in the selection of an orthodontist was his or her good reputation. Using social media, patients can share their experiences with a broader and more attentive audience through a wide variety of word-of-mouth messaging techniques. These consumer habits benefit Orthodontists with a good online presence and help in delivering their Internet marketing message in an impressive style on the web.

The current workshop will enrich the participants with a hands on experience of how to carry out successful Digital Marketing in Orthodontics there by allowing them to move over millennials.


Dr. Abhisek Ghosh

Dr. Abhisek Ghosh

Dr.Abhisek Ghosh did his graduation from Ragas Dental College, Chennai and post-graduation in Orthodontics from the Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, as the best outgoing student.

He is a diplomate of the Indian Board of Orthodontics and has the unique distinction of having a fellowship from all four Royal College of Surgeons-Edinburgh, England, Ireland and Glasgow.

He is the recipient of the Best Clinical Paper Award thrice at the 47 th , 48th and the 53 rd Indian Orthodontic Conference in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Kochi.

He is the winner of the George Jacob Award for excellence in clinical innovation presented by the Indian Orthodontic Society for the year, 2014.

He has also been selected for the recently introduced IOS Exchange program to the University of Western Australia, Perth for the year 2017.

He is peer reviewer for the Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society. He is one of the key opinion leaders for ORMCO India pvt.ltd and a regular invited speaker in the national and international forum.

He is a fellow of The World Federation of Orthodontist, The American Association of Orthodontist and certified in Lingual orthodontics (Incognito) and clear aligner technology (Invisalign).

He holds the post of Reader, at the KDSDJ Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata and is also the Chief Consultant Orthodontist at Apollo Hospitals and the director of Great Lakes Orthodontic Care, Kolkata.

Variable Torque Mechanics

Any developing science evolves, and as one of the fastest growing dental specialties, Orthodontics has been doing so in the past 100 years of its existence. In its century of existence there has been a lot of landmarks in its evolution, but very few can match the clinical impact made by the variable torque, versatile, self-ligation appliance and the temporary anchorage devices.

The aim of any clinical research is to improve the quality of treatment delivered, together with the addition of precision, broadening the horizons of treatment and improve the compliance factor for both the patient and the clinician.

A combination of the versatile appliance system and the temporary anchorage devices (IZC, BSS and TADs) have brought about a renaissance to the field of orthodontics with its concept of absolute anchorage for the past decade.

It’s an added armamentarium in the hands of an experienced clinician to overcome new clinical challenges, convert even borderline surgical cases into non-surgical and even retreat orthodontic failures.

Although not an easy task, but with renewed concepts and added technology it is definitely the way forward to the future. No appliance system is perfect, so both these together can complement each other in overcoming the minor loop holes and going beyond boundaries in achieving the ultimate goal of “Excellence”.


Dr. Prasad

Dr. Prasad Chitra

Dr. Prasad Chitra has completed two Memberships (M.OrthRCS and MDORCPS) in Orthodontics, from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2000. He has been associated with the Army College of Dental Sciences at Secunderabad a NAAC grade- A, institution and is presently Professor and Head of Orthodontics. He has been an invited speaker at CDE programs, IDA meetings, PG conventions and National Orthodontic conferences.

The Airway and Passive self ligation- Symbiosis at its best

Orthodontics as a speciality is slowly progressing towards treatment of mild to moderate problems using non extraction approaches. Patients in the Indian scenario frequently present with extensive crowding, increased overjet and deep bites. Class II correction of retruded mandibles with arch expansion to align the dentition is frequently required in such cases.

The Damon system is uniquely poised to enable non extraction therapy in a significant number of patients due to its feature of lateral arch development. Additionally, use of passive self ligating appliances like Damon also produce positive changes in the airway post treatment. This unique facet of the Damon appliance will be highlighted in the presentation with a series of cases. Additionally, the AdvanSync2 Class II corrector helps in lower jaw relocation with positive effects on the airway. The importance of airway assessment and the positive effects of passive self ligation and Class II correctors on airway dimensions will be highlighted.

For information and registration please call your local Ormco Associates.