Charles Bolender Award

Professor Charles Bolender from France was the founder of the European Federation of Orthodontic Specialist Associations in 1977 and a great teacher in the orthodontic field. The award in his name is awarded by the Council of the EFOSA to a person who has interests and past achievements associated with postgraduate teaching.

Ben Lommelen In 2016, the 1st Charles Bolender Award was given to Ben Lommelen, MSc, who is an executive trainer for workplace learning at the Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven (Belgium) and a freelance people skills trainer.

He gave a workshop, entitled ‘’Teach the Teacher: Fostering Resident Authonomy by Adopting a Coaching Approach to Teaching’’ during the 11th European Orthodontic Teachers Forum in Stockholm (June 2016).