Professor Dhirawat Jotikasthira
President of ThaAO
ECM of APOS
The Thai Association of Orthodontists (ThaAO) held its 2022 Scientific Conference from the 21st to 23rd July at the Centara Grand Hotel in Central World, Bangkok. This conference had a special meaning as it was also this year that we celebrate the 40th founding anniversary of ThaAO.
The theme of the conference was 'Towards Clinical Excellency in Dentofacial Orthopedics'. This 3-day event included academic and clinical lectures from both local and international renowned speakers. The invited speakers included Prof. Nelson Mucha (Brazil), Prof. Bernd Lapatki (Germany) and Prof. Dong-Hwa Chung (South Korea), to name a few.
From Thailand, Assistant Prof Polpittaya Worachart spoke about orthodontics for the elderly and Prof. Wiphaphan Rittakol shared insight regarding treatment of cleft patients. Dr Nantinee Nantavanich Saengsamai lectured about Class 2 malocclusion whilst this was made more interesting with further lectures on functional appliances and non-surgical Class 2 open bite treatment.
The conference drew over 460 domestic and international participants. We were very happy to see the success of the event as the world continue to cope with the Covid 19 pandemic. We look forward to seeing all our APOS friends at the next ThaAO Scientific Conference in Feb 2023. Details can be found here: https://www.thaiortho.org/conference-1-2023