Prof. Hee-Moon Kyung
Hee-Moon KYUNG, D.D.S.,M.S.D.,Ph.D.
Address: Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University
2177, Dalgubeoldae Ro, Jung Gu, Daegu, KOREA, 41940
1974,3-1980,2: College of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University (KNU), D.D.S.
1981,3-1983,2: Graduate course of Kyungpook National University,M.S.D.
1986,9-1989,8: Graduate course of Kyunghee University,Seoul,Korea, Ph.D,
1980,3-1981,2: General Practice Residency, KNU Infirmary Hospital of Dental School,
1981,3-1983,2: Orthodontic Residency, KNU Infirmary Hospital of Dental School,
1983.2-1986.04: Army Service ( as a Navy officer)
1986,5 – present: Full time instructor & Professor, School of Dentistry, KNU
1991,4 - 1992,3: Visiting Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Osaka University, Japan
1996.1-1997.12: Visiting & Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of British Columbia, Canada
2001.1-2003.1 Dean, College of Dentistry, KNU
2003.10-present: Founding member of World Society of Lingual Orthodontics
2003.10-2008.10: Vice president of World Society of Lingual Orthodontics
2004.10-2012.07: Chairman, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, KNU
2007.11-2010.04: President, Korean Association of Lingual Orthodontists
2010.04-present : Active member of Angle Society (East Branch)
2015.07-present : President of World Society of Lingual Orthodontics
2016.04-present : President of Korean Association of Orthodontists
Dr. Hee-Moon Kyung is Professor of the Department of Orthodontics at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, Korea. Dr. Kyung is one of the most experienced clinicians in the development and utilization of microimplants in orthodontic treatment worldwide. He has given more than 250 courses throughout world about microimplant anchorage and lingual orthodontic treatment. He is a principle author of the book entitled Microimplants in Orthodontics, a volume that describes in detail the protocols used by Dr. Kyung and his colleagues. He is an active member of Angle Society. He is a president of World Society of Lingual Orthodontics & a president of Korean Association of Orthodontists.
Micro-Implant Anchorage ( MIA ) in Orthodontic Treatment
- Mission : I'm possible in orthodontics-
Control of anchorage is one of the most important aspects of orthodontics. Many traditional treatment protocols have incorporated both extraoral (headgear) and intraoral (intermaxillary elastics) approaches to maintain or reinforce anchorage. Unfortunately, patient compliance is often considered the “Achilles heel” of controlled tooth movement. Even in well motivated and cooperative patients, some malocclusions can be still impossible to treat with conventional orthodontic treatment and methods.
Nowadays, with the help of microimplants, many cases previously thought impossible to treat with conventional treatment can now being treated. This presentation will guide the clinician in the selection of proper microimplant sizes and shapes, the sites of microimplant placement and ways to avoid complications and improve success rates.
Case reports will illustrate the many uses of these devices in routine orthodontic treatment, including bodily retraction of anterior teeth, Class II & III molar correction, molar intrusion in openbite patients and retraction of the entire dentition etc.