57th Annual Meeting of the Korean Association of Orthodontists (KAO) 2019
Director of International Affairs, KAO
The 57th Annual Meeting of the Korean Association of Orthodontists (2019) and the 52nd Academic Conference were held at COEX in Seoul from 2nd to 4th of October 2019. The conference, with the theme of '60 Years and Beyond: Innovation & Creativity ', is the largest ever conference for KAO, with a total of 3236 attendee, including 417 foreign registrants from 45 countries. The conference kicked off with pre-congress lectures on topics such as considerations for extraction of molar tooth and bio rapid orthodontic treatment.
The conference saw a range of lecturers from local and international platforms. Amongst them were Professor Tung Nguyen's 'Dentofacial orthopedics in the 21st century', Prof. Jeong Lim Lim's 'Biocreative orthdontics' and Professor Brent Larson's 'Digital orthodontics: promises and possibilities. On the second day, a symposium was held with the theme of 'Next generation of orthodontic diagnostics'. Professor Cha Jung-yeol, Lee Chun-bong, Professor Lee Kyung-min and Lee Kye-hyung discussed the considerations of digital transformation in coping with obstructive sleep apnea, using the Individual Composite Tooth Model (CTM) and adjusting occlusion.