Align technology announces collaboration with the European Aligner Society to elevate educational standards in orthodontic aligner therapy

05 July 2022
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London – June 30, 2022 - Align Technology, Inc, a leading global medical device company that designs, manufactures, and sells the Invisalign® system of clear aligners, iTero intraoral scanners®, and exocad® CAD/CAM software for digital orthodontics and restorative dentistry, announced a new collaboration with European Aligner Society (EAS) at the Society’s Summer Meeting in Portugal, July 1-2, 2022.

The Align EAS Collaboration is intended to elevate educational standards in orthodontic aligner therapy, which are consistent with the EAS/European Board of Aligner Orthodontics (EBAO) Clinical Excellence Master requirements.

Align Education has developed orthodontic development programmes which includes Advanced and Masters Plan programmes for continued learning in clear aligner therapy with Invisalign aligners. The European Aligner Society recognises these programmes are consistent with the EBAO clinical aims and objectives.

 Professor Tommaso Castroflorio commented, “EAS has established the European Board of Aligner Orthodontics (EBAO) to certify the expertise, the skills, the attributes, and the comprehensive knowledge of orthodontics, with an emphasis on orthodontic aligner treatment, through certification and periodic re-evaluation, and by encouraging the achievement and maintenance of Diplomate status.

"A suitable candidate is to be committed to the advancement of orthodontic aligner treatment, to life-long learning and a lifetime of ethical practices. Furthermore, EBAO aims to dignify the art and science of orthodontics and elevate the quality of orthodontic care by promoting high standard evidence-based practice in orthodontic aligner treatment and encouraging research in this field. EBAO also collaborate with other entities and organisations to improve the whole profession of dentistry.”

Now that it has established recognition of the educational programmes, Align will be advocating them as preparation for the EAS/EBAO Clinical Excellence Master certification. During these development programmes, Align will share guidance on the five case submission required for the EBAO Clinical Programme examination. This will be positioned as aspiration and best practice within Align’s Development Programmes.

By meeting the education standards, this collaboration will prepare orthodontists for the EBAO Clinical Excellence Master certification and recognize their expertise and experience in treating complex cases.

In addition to this announcement, the Invisalign system will be the focus of a number of the presenters at the EAS` summer meeting, including local expert, Pedro Costa Monteiro who will be lecturing on Invisalign with Mandibular Advancement in Class II patients.  Pedro explained, “During the last four years I have treated more than 100 young patients with Invisalign clear aligners. Based on my experience I can say that growing patients and Invisalign clear aligners are a great match. The skeletal effect of precision wings and the stability after treatment makes the Invisalign system my first choice for Class II growing patients. In this session I will be sharing my tips and tricks to the best results using the new enhanced precision wings”.

On the second day of the meeting, Align is running an in-depth course presented by Dr. Ramon Mompelli and Zelko Relic, executive vice president, chief technology officer, Align Technology. Together, they will host a practical session focusing on complex teen cases, during which delegates will learn how to maximise their results with the Invisalign system by mastering 3D controls, and optimise their time using ClinCheck Live Updates.

Align is also sponsoring the summer meeting welcome reception, which will introduce delegates taking place at the world-famous Ferreira Port Winery.

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