Events

If you want to submit a meeting or an event that is relevant to orthodontic teaching please contact the Secretary (see contact details). It is to the discretion of the Council to decide on placement on the NEBEOP website.


  • Event: NEBEOP Web Academy webinar-7
  • Topic: Muscular diseases and orthodontic consequences
  • Erasmus course: B2 Facial growth, normal and abnormal
  • Speaker: Prof. Stavros Kiliaridis
  • Dates: 5 October 2021, 19:00 till 20:15 hr (CET)
  • Mode: Zoom webinar. Registration through your program director
  • Abstract
  • The function of orofacial muscles influences the dentofacial growth and morphology. Individuals with neuromuscular diseases have increased orthodontic treatment need, but our knowledge in this field is not extensive. The objective of the lecture is to provide answers to the following questions:

  • Which are the most common dentofacial characteristics of neuromuscular diseases?
  • Are these characteristics the same for all neuromuscular diseases?
  • When do these characteristics appear?
  • Should we expect a growth pattern similar to the one of healthy children?
  • What is feasible to achieve with orthodontic and orthognathic surgical treatment?
  • What is the prognosis for the stability of these results?

  • Short Speaker Bio
  • Professor Stavros Kiliaridis has been Professor and Chairman of the Departments of Orthodontics, University of Geneva, since 1999, and during the academic period 2008-9 at the University of Athens. Since 2020 he is adjunct Professor at the University of Bern. He graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and received his Odont Dr/PhD from Göteborg University, where he also completed his specialist education in Orthodontics. Then he worked there as Associate Professor, while running a part-time private practice in Thessaloniki.

  • Dr Kiliaridis has authored or co-authored over 220 research papers and several book chapters, and he is reviewer for various international scientific journals. He was coordinator (2006-2015) of the European Orthodontic Teachers Forum and president (2017-2019) of the Network for Erasmus Based European Orthodontic Programmes (NEBEOP). He has received several distinctions and international awards, and the scientific work performed by his students under his supervision has been internationally awarded on numerous occasions.



  • Event: NEBEOP Web Academy webinar-8
  • Topic: HFM: diagnosis and long term follow up of treated and non-treated patients
  • Erasmus course: E2 Treatment of patients with orofacial clefts and craniofacial disorders
  • Speaker: Prof. Constanza Meazinni
  • Dates: 2 November 2021, 19:00 till 20:15 hr (CET)
  • Mode: Zoom webinar. Registration through your program director
  • Abstract
  • Hemifacial Microsomia (craniofacial microsomia) is the second most common craniofacial deformity. Early treatment has been suggested in the past to avoid worsening of the asymmetry. Some case reports in the literature seemed to support this statement.

  • In a prospective longitudinal long-term study, we compared a sample of hemifacial microsomia (HFM) treated with mandibular distraction osteogenesis (DO) or functional orthopaedics with a sample of non-treated HFM and misdiagnosed HFM (pseudo-HFM or Condylar-Coronoid collapse).

  • DO did not influence the maxillary skeletal base. Occlusal plane cant was only mildly reduced, more so when functional appliances were added. Mandibular vertical changes showed a gradual return of the asymmetry in all patients. It can be concluded that DO should only be applied after careful patient selection. Functional appliances only help maintaining a mildly better occlusal plane cant, but do not maintain mandibular symmetry. Differences with true HFM and misdiagnosed HFM (which have successful long-term results) are described.

  • Short Speaker Bio
  • Professor Constanza Meazinni is Scientific Director and Orthodontic consultant for cranio-facial anomalies at the Smile House, CLP Center, Santi Paolo e Carlo Hospital, in Milano and at the Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza.

  • She is Adjunct Professor in Pre-surgical Orthodontics and Orthodontics for Craniofacial Anomalies for the residencies in Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics, University of Milano.
  • She acquired a Specialty in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and a Master in Medical Sciences (1991-1995, Harvard University). Completed a Cranio-Facial and Surgical Orthodontics Fellowship (University of Illinois at Chicago, 1995-1996) and short trimestral fellowships in Craniofacial orthodontics in Taiwan, Chung Gung Memorial hospital, Tokio Medical center, and Gea Gonzalez Hospital, Mexico City (1996-1997).
  • She is President of the European Cleft Lip and Palate Craniofacial Association (ECPCA) and Representative for the CRANIO European Reference Network (ERN-CRANIO).





  • Event: NEBEOP Web Academy webinar-9
  • Topic: Toothless Tale: a bird's eye view about hypodontia
  • Erasmus course: B1 Development of the dentition (normal and abnormal)
  • Speaker: Prof. Mauro Farella
  • Dates: 7 December 2021, 19:00 till 20:15 hr (CET)
  • Mode: Zoom webinar. Registration through your program director
  • Abstract
  • Tooth agenesis is relatively common in orthodontic patients. The impact of this condition on masticatory function is generally low. However, it may still adversely affect oral health-related quality of life, especially after the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

  • .Although the exact cause of hypodontia is still largely unknown, genetic factors are likely to play a major role. Dental implants are often used to replace missing teeth, but they have several important functional and aesthetic limitations. In some cases, alternative treatment modalities, such as retention of primary molars and resin-bonded bridges, may be considered instead. In the near future, bio-root implants may be able to replace conventional implants

  • Short Speaker Bio
  • Professor Mauro Farella is Professor and Chair of Orthodontics at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where he also serves as Director of the Research Programme in Craniofacial Research. He holds a DDS Degree (University of Naples, 1993), a PhD in Oral Sciences (University of Reggio Calabria, 1999), a Specialist Degree in Orthodontics (University of Naples, 2002), a Specialist Degree in Medical Statistics (University of Milan, 2007), and the "Venia Legendi" in Switzerland (University of Zürich, 2009). He has also been awarded Certified Membership of the European Board of Orthodontists (Helsinki, Finland, 2009).

  • His current research interests include craniofacial growth, clinical research, and biomechanics in orthodontics. In addition, he is a widely recognized expert in jaw function, bruxism, and temporomandibular joint research. Mauro Farella has published numerous (>150) original articles in peer-reviewed international journals, He was recently on the Editorial Board of the “Journal of Dental Research” and is currently on that of the "Journal of Oral Rehabilitation". He is the recipient of several national and international research prizes, such as the Alan Docking Award from the International Association for Dental Research and the Sir John Walsh Award, to acknowledge the excellence achieved in dental research.