Dear Colleagues

We are ready for one more edition of our Bioprogressive Foundation annual meeting!  At this time we will meet together at the beautiful country of Slovenia, at the breathtaking city of Portoroz!

We will have an amazing Scientific plan with a great mixture of the traditional Bioprogressive practice and the new approaches.

I hope to see you in Portoroz on 19-20-21st of April 2018 to share and exchange friendship and knowledge. Don’t miss this opportunity

With my respect

Nelson Oppermann

Nelson Oppermann, Scientific Organizer
Nelson Oppermann, Scientific Organizer

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Symposium Side Events

  • Cooking event

    You will discover the secrets of divine delicious herbs. All the dishes are incredibly perfect with the selected herbs. Event wil be on farm Butul. We will all together also make ourselves a lunch and taste an excellent vine.

    Butul
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  • Visit of Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle

    Postojna Cave is a unique natural cave. A beautiful interior with dams over the centuries. Near is Castle of Predjama, which hides its stories and secrets. During the visit we will stop and enjoy in a fine local cuisine.

    Postonjska jama
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  • Social event on friday

    Slovenian coast. It is not much of it, but it is beautiful. Specialy if you observe it from the sea side and enjoy in domestic well prepaired food and local vine. So we decided to do Social event on the »water«.

    Laho Adriatic Safari
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  • Get togther party

    After the Symposium we will meet in LOUNGE BAR PAPRIKA. You will find a way to PAPRIKA on your acreditations.

    Paprika Club
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Symposium Faculty

Dr. Duane Grummons, DDS, MSD

Board Certified in Facial Orthopedics and Orthodontics Orthodontic Consultant and Lecturer; Spokane, WA USA

Dr. Grummons is Associate Professor of Orthodontics at The Loma Linda University Medical Center Orthodontic Department.

DR. Nelson J. Oppermann, DDS, MS

Dr. Oppermann is an active and enthusiastic professor and lecturer on Bioprogressive Therapy field.

Dr. Terry A. Sellke DDS, MS

Has been in the practice of orthodontics since 1973.

    Dr. Sergio Sambataro DDS, MS, PhD

    Dr. Sambataro is Professor at the Master of Orthodontics, University of Insubria, and at the Master of Orthodontic Science an

    Dr. Gioacchino Pellegrino, DDS

    Specialist in Orthodontics (Italy)

    Dr. Pellegrino graduated with honors from the University of Naples in 1985 and he is working in his private orthodontic clini

      DR. Heloísa Helena Filipe Alves Proença, DDS MSc PH.D

      Member of American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) and Member of World Federation of Orthodontics (WFO)

        Dr. Enrique García Romero

        Dr. Garcia Romero is Instructor Professor in the Central University of Venezuela.

        Prof. Martina Drevenšek, DMD, PhD

        is an orthodontist and Head of the Dental clinic at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana and is very experienced with pre

          Doc. Aleš Vesnaver, MD, PhD

          is a maxillofacial surgeon and works at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana and at the Dental Centre Apolonija in Ljublja

            DR. Jean Luc Ouhioun

            Specialist in dento-facial orthopedics in Lyon - France President of the Society Bioprogressive Ricketts for Rhône-Alpes

              Workshops Faculty

              DR. Nelson J. Oppermann, DDS, MS

              Dr. Oppermann is an active and enthusiastic professor and lecturer on Bioprogressive Therapy field.

              Dr. Sergio Sambataro DDS, MS, PhD

              Dr. Sambataro is Professor at the Master of Orthodontics, University of Insubria, and at the Master of Orthodontic Science an

              Dr. Gioacchino Pellegrino, DDS

              Specialist in Orthodontics (Italy)

              Dr. Pellegrino graduated with honors from the University of Naples in 1985 and he is working in his private orthodontic clini

                Dr. Enrique García Romero

                Dr. Garcia Romero is Instructor Professor in the Central University of Venezuela.

                Symposium Programme

                Growth of craniofacial structures depends - in some extent - to the adaptation to the occlusal plane and function, especially the mandible. Studies from Prof. Sato's and Slavicek's groups have shown that the inclination of the posterior occlusal plane (POP) is determinant in the adaptation and position of the mandible. When the inclination of the POP is Postero-Superior, the mandible tendency is not to adapt anteriorly, and inversely, when the POP is too low, the mandible tends to grow forward. The development of skeletal malocclusion, such as Class II convex, class III concave and mandibular lateral deviation (MLD), are determined by their particular occlusal plane configurations and how the mandible and other structures adapt. The Canted Frontal Oclusal plane is associated with asymmetries and mandibular lateral deviations which are frequently treated by combining Orthodontics with orthognatic surgery. New possibilities are emerging by correcting the 3D Oclusal Plane and the craneo mandibular system has shown some interesting adaptive capacity. Applying some bio-mechanical principles on the occlusal plane we can correct some mandibular lateral deviations (MLD) and avoid many surgeries. The aim of this workshop is to present the main principles in the diagnosis, planning and treatment of MLD cases.

                DR. ENRIQUE GARCIA ROMERO

                Extract the most from this complete cephalometric tool. Interpretation and clinical application will be presented of this ultra dynamic cephalometric tool. As training: Clinical exercises and cases presentations.

                DR. NELSON J. OPPERMANN, DDS, MS

                Early signs of development of malocclusions Eruption guidance through prefabricated activators - why, when, how The diagnosis: clinical and cephalometric analysis How to choose the right appliance for each kind of malocclusion When to use the Multi-Family prefabricated activators: an approach with clinical cases during the growth. Clinical cases When to use the Multi-Family prefabricated activators: an approach through clinical cases to different malocclusions. The stability of early orthodontic treatment and the concept of active retention The psychological and behavioral approach to prefabricated activators Clinical case examples - what would you do? Conclusions and recommended litterature

                DR. GIOACCHINO PELLEGRINO, DDS

                - Mechanics and Biomechanics. Anchorage, force, pressure and the “root rating scale”. The utility arches. - The wisdom of sectional mechanics. Staging Matrix. Sequence of mechanics in class II - Clinical cases and practice. The construction of the utility arch and of the utility section. - Learning evaluation and conclusions

                DR. SERGIO SAMBATARO DDS, MS, PHD

                How in the world can we incorporate the 10 principles of the Bioprogressive philosophy first published in 1977 into a modern day practice? It is very easy, in fact! The “godfathers” of the Bioprogressive movement were years ahead of their times. They taught that delegation, incorporating technology, and creating systems to improve treatment quality, stability, and efficiency was the key to the future. In this program I will begin by reviewing those principles first taught in 1977 and take you into a leading edge approach to the practice of orthodontics.

                DR. TERRY A. SELLKE DDS, MS

                How in the world can we incorporate the 10 principles of the Bioprogressive philosophy first published in 1977 into a modern day practice? It is very easy, in fact! The “godfathers” of the Bioprogressive movement were years ahead of their times. They taught that delegation, incorporating technology, and creating systems to improve treatment quality, stability, and efficiency was the key to the future. In this program I will begin by reviewing those principles first taught in 1977 and take you into a leading edge approach to the practice of orthodontics.

                DR. TERRY A. SELLKE DDS, MS

                Early orthodontic treatment is a highly discussed topic in the orthodontic field. Very often there are significant variants in the definition of a treatment composed only by one phase or a treatment composed by two phases During the presentation, the opportunity of treatment in early mixed dentition will be analyzed. Several alterations of the going on occlusion will be presented, in particular, in the vertical component of the growth. The proposed therapeutic approach is based on the use of silicone made Eruption Guidance Appliances which, using the potential power of eruption of teeth and piloting them inside the mouth, give us a very interesting therapeutic opportunity, particularly in the early mixed dentition.

                DR. GIOACCHINO PELLEGRINO, DDS

                Class II malocclusion is one of the most common condition in the Caucasian race. Traditionally it is suggested that the correction should be started at the peak of the growth. This kind of approach does not consider the total amount of the growth, the psychologically impact of the class II profile and the risk of the incisal trauma on the permanent dentition. On the other hand, the Bioprogressive approach suggests treating as soon as possible, during the deciduous dentition, in order to allow the establishment of a normal function and the physiologic development of cranium-mandibular system, individualizing the treatments in a logical sequence easily achievable by every clinician. The speaker will show these concepts by the use of evidence based literature and clinical cases.

                DR. SERGIO SAMBATARO DDS, MS, PHD

                Class II malocclusion is one of the most common condition in the Caucasian race. Traditionally it is suggested that the correction should be started at the peak of the growth. This kind of approach does not consider the total amount of the growth, the psychologically impact of the class II profile and the risk of the incisal trauma on the permanent dentition. On the other hand, the Bioprogressive approach suggests treating as soon as possible, during the deciduous dentition, in order to allow the establishment of a normal function and the physiologic development of cranium-mandibular system, individualizing the treatments in a logical sequence easily achievable by every clinician. The speaker will show these concepts by the use of evidence based literature and clinical cases.

                DR. SERGIO SAMBATARO DDS, MS, PHD

                The event includes sightseeing of the Strunjan salt pans salt and salt production with guided tour including museum visit and presentation video about the production of salt and the landscape park of Strunjan. Tasting olive oil and wine in one of the Istrian wine cellars (presentation of naturally-produced wines, organic olive-growing, Istrian snacks)   Visit the Butul home in Manzan nad Koper A) viewing the herbal garden and displaying the harvesting of olives B) a cooking workshop with Tatjana Butul (from locally produced eco ingredients in the homestead), the participants prepare themselves a lunch that they eat in a interesting and relaxed atmosphere.

                Special Guest Tatjana Butul

                The event will be held in LOUNGE BAR PAPRIKA. You will find a way to PAPRIKA on your acreditations.

                The trifecta of top three topics in orthodontics today will be showcased. 1: Airway problems in adolescent growing patients will be discussed. Sleep and breathing diagnostics, and orthopedic remedies with Bioprogressive principles will be emphasized. 2. Facial asymmetry and disharmonies will be described, and analyzed in 3-D images. RMO diagnostics and CBCT imaging support, with segmental and comprehensive treatment alternatives will be presented. 3. Clear Aligners therapies, with applied Bioprogressive philosophy and management success, will be shared. These fresh ideas and approaches for practice success with aligners will be convincing and useful in your practice. 4. The speaker will support these concepts with evidence based literature, clinical cases examples, and innovative clinical thinking.

                Dr. Duane Grummons, DDS, MSD

                The trifecta of top three topics in orthodontics today will be showcased. 1: Airway problems in adolescent growing patients will be discussed. Sleep and breathing diagnostics, and orthopedic remedies with Bioprogressive principles will be emphasized. 2. Facial asymmetry and disharmonies will be described, and analyzed in 3-D images. RMO diagnostics and CBCT imaging support, with segmental and comprehensive treatment alternatives will be presented. 3. Clear Aligners therapies, with applied Bioprogressive philosophy and management success, will be shared. These fresh ideas and approaches for practice success with aligners will be convincing and useful in your practice. 4. The speaker will support these concepts with evidence based literature, clinical cases examples, and innovative clinical thinking.

                Dr. Duane Grummons, DDS, MSD

                In the past, the TMJ was often considered a grey area and few centers were engaged in surgical treatment of its pathology. With the development of new diagnostic imaging possibilities and new surgical techniques, surgery of the TMJ, in cases of acute injury or chronic internal derangement, is becoming a standard procedure at many clinics. In the presentation, conditions leading to TMJ damage will be discussed, different modalities of diagnostic imaging presented, and surgical approaches and procedures thoroughly explained.

                DOC. ALEŠ VESNAVER, MD, PHD

                In Zerobase orthodontic philosophy, priority is given to the diagnosis and at the determination of treatment’s objectives. The notion of degree of difficulty is resulting from this evaluation and will guide practitioner choices. Clinical examination and visual examination of X-rays could orient us to a surgical decision. The 3D surgical visual treatment planning will help us in our decision-making and in the determination of three-dimensional treatment objectives for the teeth, bones pieces, and to reach optimum functional and cosmetic results for each patient. It will also help us for the communication towards the patient and the surgeon. The surgical protocol implemented should allow to reach an ideal positioning of the teeth within each arch and ensure the arch transverse coordination. The mounting on SAM articulator will allow the surgical simulations, which are necessary to make splints. We should not try to avoid surgery (to look for alveolar compensations can represent an important functional risk), but evaluate the needs for surgical intervention, always in the respect of benefits / risks for the patient. It is particularly true in treatment of sleep disordered breathing.

                DR. JEAN LUC OUHIOUN

                Postojna Cave is without doubt one of the most diverse cave systems in the world. Its 24 kilometres of passages, galleries and magnificent halls offer a unique experience of the underground world. (source: www.postojnska-jama.eu)

                Slovenian coast. It is not much of it, but it is beautiful. Specialy if you observe it from the sea side and enjoy in domestic well prepaired food and local vine. So we decided to do Social event on the »water«.

                Decisions in our field in some degree still are dominated by many traditional paradigms, such as: genetics dominance vs environment, extractions or not extractions, two phase or one phase treatment, condilar growth, stability, cervical vs high pull headgear, etc. Components involved in some malocclusions are not limited to teeth, many structures of the cranio-mandibular system (CMS) may be affected, in such cases orthognatic surgery is one very common approach. This dissertation will show new potentials and new limits of orthodontics that in some way challenge traditional paradigms. Treatments based on 3D occlusal plane control are able to induce remarkable transformation or adaptation of the CMS allowing to treat very complex malocclusions, such as severe openbites, class III open bites and mandibular lateral deviations cases. Moreover, in growing individuals, growth control through occlusal plane alteration can transform its final outcome. Presenter will show treatment cases and recent literature evidence.

                DR. ENRIQUE GARCIA ROMERO

                Decisions in our field in some degree still are dominated by many traditional paradigms, such as: genetics dominance vs environment, extractions or not extractions, two phase or one phase treatment, condilar growth, stability, cervical vs high pull headgear, etc. Components involved in some malocclusions are not limited to teeth, many structures of the cranio-mandibular system (CMS) may be affected, in such cases orthognatic surgery is one very common approach. This dissertation will show new potentials and new limits of orthodontics that in some way challenge traditional paradigms. Treatments based on 3D occlusal plane control are able to induce remarkable transformation or adaptation of the CMS allowing to treat very complex malocclusions, such as severe openbites, class III open bites and mandibular lateral deviations cases. Moreover, in growing individuals, growth control through occlusal plane alteration can transform its final outcome. Presenter will show treatment cases and recent literature evidence.

                DR. ENRIQUE GARCIA ROMERO

                The history of orthodontics has evolved through numerous, philosophies, concepts and techniques. However, to understand and treat craniofacial dysfunctions, we must understand posterior discrepancy and occlusion of individual phenotypes in human today, and the influence by different evolutionary and development process. The sophistication of the human craniofacial system is not a simply result of a steady evolution. These create an important task for human. Philosophy of Malocclusion etiology and development is necessary. Usually, orthodontists treat malocclusions only based on symptoms. “Begin with the end in mind”. Orthodontic occlusal construction with occlusal plane is the key point in occlusal therapy. In these cases, reports treatment, the clinical procedures applied were with the use of multiloop arch wire (MEAW), in different types of malocclusion. It is, however, important to remember that were insertion of the MEAW does not guarantee treatment success. MEAW therapy requires a keen sense of judgment in diagnosis and treatment planning. The aim of the orthodontic treatment is first of all the knowledge of occlusion dysfunction, occlusal concept, and his success depends on a vast scientific knowledge, intuitive skills and a strong artistic interpretation.

                DR. HELOÍSA ALVES PROENÇA DDS, MSC, PHD

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                Workshops

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                • DR. ENRIQUE GARCÍA ROMERO
                • Mandibular Lateral Deviations (MLD). Surgical or Non-Surgical. A new Paradigm
                • April 16 2018
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                Workshop
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                • NELSON J. OPPERMANN DDS MS
                • The Ricketts lateral cephalometric analysis
                • April 17 2018
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                Workshop
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                • DR. GIOACCHINO PELLEGRINO DDS
                • The Power of Eruption
                • April 18 2018
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                • DR. SERGIO SAMBATARO DDS MS PHD
                • The rationale for class II treatment
                • April 18 2018
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                • Kempinski Palace Portoroz Istria
                • Obala 45, 6320 Istria, Slovenia
                • +386 5692 7000
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                KEMPINSKI PALACE PORTOROŽ

                Imagine a hotel in Slovene Istria with unforgettable sunsets over the Adriatic Sea. Imagine staying in one of the luxurious rooms and suites and being surrounded with a unique amalgam of modern design combined with the timeless Classical decor. Imagine experiencing an unforgettable level of luxury service. Imagine trying out local specialties in one of the hotels’ remarkable restaurants and bars. Imagine relaxing by the pool and indulging in spectacular treatments at the Rose SPA.

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