Dr. Christodoulos 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 Elect of the European Orthodontic Society (2020-2022).
Lecture 1: “Treatment of open bites with the use of “Sugawara” mini plates”.
The use of mini plates introduced by Sugawara give “absolute” anchorage and increase the possibilities of treatment in those borderline surgical cases that would be very difficult to treat conservatively. They can be placed with local anesthesia on the zygomatic region or the mandible away from the roots of the adjacent teeth, thus providing an excellent anchorage and aid in treating open bites and other severe malocclusions.
This presentation focuses on the selection criteria of open bite cases that can be treated with the mini plates. It shows step by step the surgical insertion and treatment protocol. Three open bite cases will be presented, with emphasis on the biomechanics used to achieve functional and esthetic results.
Lecture 2: “When you fail to plan…you plan to fail”.
Invisalign has been proven to be an effective way to treat individuals with various types of malocclusions. Some publications support that it is safe to treat easy to moderate cases. However clinical experience has shown that more severe or complex cases can be treated with Invisalign.
There are some cases which should be treated with the support of TADs or other Orthodontic appliances in addition to Invisalign.
Diagnosis and good Planning are always the key factors for great results.
This presentation will show the treatment of “complex” cases treated with Invisalign and will give emphasis on the fact that when treating patients we should always keep in mind that “when we fail to plan, we plan to fail”.