Finishing and Beyond: Aiming for Excellence in Finishing and Long-term Treatment Stability
August 4 & 5, 2014
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We are a specialty organization founded in 1980 to promote and encourage a high standard of excellence in orthodontic treatment and education. We are recognized internationally as an affiliate society of the World Federation of Orthodontists and a charter member of the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society (APOS). The Association of Philippine Orthodontists was officially awarded the Certificate of Accreditation by the Philippine Board of Dentistry and was duly recognized as the official specialty society for Orthodontics in the country on January 26, 2011. Check out our Wikipedia article here.
Certificate of Accreditation by the Philippine Board of Dentistry. APO is the only PRC-accredited and PDA - recognized Orthodontic Specialty Group in the Philippines! (Read)
By Jose Manuel R. Rivera
The crisp morning breeze of Tagaytay Highlands greeted the 51 APO members who were in attendance last February 12 for our first APO general meeting for 2014. Amidst the picturesque backdrop of Taal, we started off the “APO Team Building” activity at around 9:30 am after a light morning snack. The Alabang / Paraňaque cell group was in charge for the day’s activities with Dr. Lally Gogna as host. The invocation was given by Dr. Karen Miranda followed by the singing of the national anthem headed by Dr. Irene Pagaduan.
By: Melanie Joan Bergonio
In 2009, I read an article on the status of the oral health of the Filipinos. It said that it was at an alarming state. The National Oral Health Survey back then revealed that 97 per cent of first-graders in public schools in the Philippines suffer from tooth decay. Programs, through the Department of Education, were initiated in most public schools. Oral health, beginning with brushing of the teeth, and hand washing were taught and incorporated with the curriculum at most schools to curb the incidence of cavities.
By: Dr. Rosa Maria Wilhemina DL. Gener
The 7th Biennial Regional Orthodontic Congress was held on October 28, 2013 at the Oakwood Premiere Center in Pasig City. The program was emceed by Dr. Martin Reyes and Dr. Cristy Laureta. The invocation was led by Dr. Frances Tamayo. The delegates were formally and warmly welcomed by APO President-Elect Dr. Maria Laarni Serraon.
By: Dr. Diana Dorothy Lim
APO President Dr. Laarni Serraon represented APO in the recent KAO scientific meeting in Jeju Island, Korea last October 31-Nov 2, 2013. With her were Dr. Diana Lim, Dr. Dennis Lim, Dr. Bernie Lim, Dr. Patrick Chua, Dr. Pam Bondoc and 3 other post-graduate students of the University of the East. There were approximately 700 registered local delegates with some foreign guests from Taiwan, China, Philippines, Argentina and the United States. The main theme of the meeting is “Fact or Fiction: Evidence-based Orthodontics” with Dr. Greg Huang (University of Washington) as the keynote speaker.
by: Dr. Diana Dorothy Lim
The Tourism Promotions Board (PTB) of the Department of Tourism, the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) and the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) jointly organized the Association Executives Summit (AES) at the PICC last November 19 & 20, 2013. Invited were the association leaders of the various associations in the country who are in good standing and with global affiliations. APO President Dr. Laarni Serraon and President-elect Dr. Diana Dorothy Lim represented APO in this educational and networking event.
by: Dr. Diana Dorothy Lim
The PDA held its customary Presidents-elect Leadership Training Seminar last November 13 -14, 2013 at the Heritage Hotel in Pasay City. PDA President-elect Dr. Corazon Flores welcomed the new batch of incoming presidents of all the dental chapters and specialty affiliates, radiantly beaming with optimism and encouragement. Our first guest speaker was Ms. Jewel May Lobaton-Pimentel who gave a talk on the “Art of Effective Communication”.
7TH BIENNIAL REGIONAL ORTHODONTIC CONFERENCE AND INDUCTION OF NEW APO MEMBERS
OCTOBER 28, 2013 (MONDAY)
8:00 AM TO 6:00PM
WHERE: OAKWOOD PREMIER JOY NOSTAG CENTER MANILA
17 ADB AVENUE ORTIGAS AVE, PASIG CITY
DR. GLENN SAMESHIMA (USC)
Topic: Interdiscplinary Care and Current Clinical Issues in Orthodontics, The Ortho-Perio-Endo
Connection from an Orthodontic Perspective
DR. NIKHILESH VAID (YMT DENTAL COLLEGE)
Topic: Aesthetic concepts in Contemporary orthodontics
APO MEMBERS/APO STUDENT MEMBERS P3,800
NON-APO MEMBERS P4,500
ATTIRE: BUSINESS or SMART CASUAL
Dear APO members,
Last October 14, Bohol experienced a 7.2 magnitude of earthquake resulting to loss of lives, destruction of infrastructures and buildings. Aftershocks are continued to be felt in the area and is expected to continue for the next two weeks. For the safety of everyone, the APO Board came up with the following decisions:
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Laarni Serraon, APO President
October 28-29, 2013
Rewind, Unwind: Simplifying Common Orthodontic Problems
Speaker: Dr. Glenn Sameshima, DDS, PhD
Dr. Glenn T. Sameshima is the Chairman and Program Director of the Advanced Orthodontic Program at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA, where he holds the rank of associate professor. He completed his orthodontic training and PhD in Craniofacial Biology from USC and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
by Dr. Marybeth Gabriel
The Association of Philippine Orthodontists (APO) held its 4th General Meeting last August 7, 2013 at the Ace Hotel and Suites in Pasig City, with the topic entitled "Clear Aligners : The Future Orthodontic Appliance" by Dr. TaeWeon Kim. Master of Ceremonies was Drs. Liza Adriano and Rosabelle Pike.
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