Charting the Future of Orthodontics: 1st Kuwaiti Orthodontics Symposium organised by KOS and CAPP was a success
Photo: Dr Zeyad Al Zayed during his opening speech at the 1st Kuwaiti Orthodontics Symposium.
Throughout the symposium, renowned speakers addressed a spectrum of topics, including advancements in aligner treatments, the integration of digital technologies in orthodontic workflows, and the challenges posed by complex cases. Discussions ranged from the effective utilization of Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) in conjunction with aligners to the critical role of orthodontists in managing Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) using innovative techniques such as Maxillary Skeletal Expansion (MARPE) and Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) treatment.
The event's diverse presentations underscored the evolving landscape of orthodontics, with speakers sharing their experiences and expertise in areas such as growing class III patient treatments, soft tissue analysis in orthognathic surgery, and the effective management of challenging cases.
The symposium culminated in a full-day hands-on course titled "TAD-Masterclass – Clinical applications of skeletal anchorage in orthodontics" conducted by Dr. Maximilian Küffer from Germany. This immersive session allowed participants to gain practical insights into the clinical applications of skeletal anchorage, further enhancing their orthodontic skills.
In essence, the collaboration between the Kuwaiti Orthodontics Society and CAPP at the 1st Kuwaiti Orthodontics Symposium exemplified a shared commitment to advancing the field of orthodontics, fostering international collaboration, and nurturing excellence in orthodontic practice across Kuwait and beyond.
The organizers have shared that in 2025 they plan to do a second edition of the Symposium and dates will be announced shortly.