Dr. Vittorio Cacciafesta received his dental training at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy. From July 1995 until August 1996 he was Research Fellow at the Department of Orthodontics, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany. From September 1996 until August 1999 he was Orthodontic Resident at the Department of Orthodontics, Royal Dental College, Aarhus University, Denmark, where he received the Specialty and Master of Science in Orthodontics. He is “Dottore di Ricerca” (Research Doctorate) in Biotechnology of Dental Materials. From 1999 to 2009 he was Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Orthodontics, University of Pavia, Italy. From 1999 until 2002 he was Visiting Professor at the Department of Orthodontics, Aarhus University, Denmark, and Visiting Professor at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
From August 2008 he has been working at Studio Cacciafesta till present time as Specialist in Orthodontics. He is certified Invisalign, Incognito and Win, and performs all the available lingual techniques. Since February 2015 has been working together with Dr. Sarah Hepburn at the Harley Street Orthodontic Clinic in London for lingual treatments and at Inline Orthodontics, Stevenage, UK till present time.
He was the President of ESLO (European Society of Lingual Orthodontics) for the years 2013-14, and Assistant Secretary of FEO (European Federation of Orthodontics) for the years 2003-2004.
He has published over 100 refereed publications, 2 books and 5 book chapters.
His main research interests are bonding materials, brackets, metallurgy, friction between brackets and wires. His main clinical interests are Lingual Orthodontics, TADs, Biomechanics, Orthodontic treatment of Adults and Multidisciplinary cases. He has been lecturing extensively in Europe, Middle East, Asia and North and South America, Africa. Currently, he practices in his own clinic in Milan, Italy and Stevenage, UK.
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Biomechanical aspects for unconventional orthodontic treatments
Delegates who attend this online orthodontic lecture will be given the tools, techniques and confidence to immediately treat moderate to difficult cases in their own practices with the appropriate biomechanics. You will learn about the fundamental bases of multibracket orthodontics and understand the importance of biomechanics in the various treatment phases with and without TADs.
You will learn the importance of interdisciplinary treatments, a careful diagnosis and how to screen your patients to select those cases suitable for a multidisciplinary approach with or without mini-implants, with or without extractions, with or without orthognathic surgery.
You will learn how to deal with General Dentists on the space management for implants, the requirements for implants, the need for bone augmentation procedures, mucogingival surgery, and how to optimize the results of an orthodontic treatment with Veneers.
You will understand the actual archwire sequences in the different malocclusions, providing therapeutical concepts and clinical tips for each clinical situation, especially in the management of anchorage control and extraction cases. You will see how orthodontics has changed its mechanics since the introduction of cortical anchorage and TADs.