In place of the 8th general APO meeting, members were encouraged to attend two lectures last May 29, 2016 at the 107th PDA Annual Convention held at the SMX Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The earlier lecture (Non-surgical Management of Vertical Discrepancies in Orthodontics) was by APO’s own President Elect, Dr. Martin Reyes. It focused on two types of vertical discrepancies, open bite and deep bite, and dealt with its classification, diagnosis and management. The later lecture (The Age of Digital Imaging in our dental practice) given by Dr. Jean Galindez was a basic introductory piece about Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT).
The topic on vertical discrepancies gathered a sizeable audience and a number of APO members showed up to lend their support. Before the lecture, the attendees were asked to come up on stage. A shy group of people shuffled onto the platform for what was in store -- a souvenir picture!
It seems like it was only yesterday when orthodontic treatment was only for a privileged few in the Philippines. This
specialty which we love has grown exponentially over the past few decades. On August 1 & 2, 2016, we will celebrate
the continued growth of Philippine Orthodontics by giving you a special 10th Biennial Orthodontic Congress with the
"Mind the Gap: Simple Biomechanics for Difficult Orthodontic Cases"