About The Speaker
Dr Chris Laspos
Evidencia científica en alineadores.
DR. CHRIS LASPOS
- Dr Chris Laspos is an orthodontist specialist in individuals with craniofacial malformations.
- He received his DDS (1995) from the Dental School of the University of Athens. He was a research fellow in the TMJ and Orthodontic Department at the University of Rochester, Eastman Dental Center of Rochester, New York. His research focused on facial asymmetries of individuals born with unilateral cleft lip and palate. He specialised in orthodontics (Master of Dental Science (1996-1999) in the College of Dentistry, University of Tennessee, Memphis. He specialised in individuals with craniofacial malformations (Craniofacial Fellowship (1999-2000), in the University of Texas, South-Western Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.
- Since the year 2000, he practices in his private orthodontic Center in Limassol, Cyprus. He is the founder and director of the Cyprus Center for Clefts and Facial Deformities, “Medicleft” and of the “Chrysallida Foundation”, the Cyprus association of individuals with clefts and other craniofacial anomalies. He is the director of the Synergy Foundation that provides continuing education courses for dental professionals.
- He is an active member of the Angle Society of Europe and Certified of the European Board of Orthodontists. He served as an examiner of the European Board from 2018-2021. He is a Scientific Collaborator at the Dental School of the European University Cyprus. He is a Doctorate candidate at the Dental School Department of Orthodontics, University of Bern, Switzerland.
- He published in European and American scientific journals and he lectures internationally on craniofacial malformations, orthognathic surgery, multidisciplinary approach, and new technologies in orthodontics.
- He served as a president of the Cyprus Orthodontic Society (2010-2012) and he is the President of the European Orthodontic Society (2020-2022).
STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE. NO DETAIL IS TOO SMALL (A CLINICAL JOURNEY WITH INVISALING).
Orthodontic management of dental or skeletal malocclusions requires skills and knowledge by the orthodontist and individualized treatment plan based on each patient’s specific needs. When treating our patients we aim for “ideal” results in order to achieve function, esthetics and stability. Orthodontists should focus on the following occlusal and esthetic factors: posterior alignment, alignment of marginal ridges, posterior bucco/lingual inclination, leveling of the curve of Spee, root angulations, occlusal relationship, occlusal contacts, anterior relationship, canine guidance, and proper anterior display.
Treating our patients to excellent occlusion and esthetics is not always an easy task but it is something that we should always be striving for. We should start treatment looking for great finishing and detailing and always with the end in mind.