Prof. Benedict Wilmes
Dr. Wilmes did a postgraduate training in oral surgery at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Muenster, Germany. Subsequently, he received a postgraduate degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at the University of the Duesseldorf, Germany. In 2004 he became Assistant Professor, in 2013 Professor at the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Duesseldorf. Dr. Wilmes is reviewer of numerous journals and has held more than 250 lectures and courses in 50 different countries all over the world. His primary interest is in the area of non-compliant and invisible orthodontic treatment strategies (TADs, lingual orthodontics and aligner). Dr. Wilmes is a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. He was awarded the First Prize of the German Orthodontic Society in 2007 and the First Prize of the European Orthodontic Society in 2009.
Title: Broadening the scope of lingual treatment opportunities by usage of palatal TADs
Their small size allows mini-implants to be inserted in a variety of sites. Currently, the alveolar process is the most preferred insertion site. However, due to the varying bone
quality and the risk of root contact, the survival rate of implants inserted in the alveolar ridge still needs improvement. Other regions, such as the anterior palate provides much better conditions for TAD insertion, since the amount and quality of the available bone is far superior. Mini-Implants with different types of abutments and connectors allow the construction of versatile and cost efficient appliances for a large variety of orthopedic and orthodontic applications. Utilizing TAD´s in the anterior palate eliminates the risk of root injury and takes the implants out of the path of tooth movement. The lecture will show different designs and problems using palatal TADs in combination with lingual brackets.