Mind the Gap: Simple Biomechanics for Difficult Orthodontic Cases


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”

As practitioners, we have all been through situations where a clinical case did not turn out as originally planned to
our full satisfaction.

On some occasions, we encounter frustrating problems which sometimes lead to lengthy treatment
time. We are in constant search for biomechanical technicques to help us come up with results that will be beneficial
for our patients.

We are pleased to inform you that we have invited two (2) of the world’s most sought-after speakers in their fields of
expertise, Dr. Joe Varghese of India and Dr. Young Guk Park of Seoul Korea. Both of our speakers will share their
knowledge and technical wizardry through presentation of unique clinical cases using methods that we can apply in our

Take this time to join the APO as we celebrate our 10th Biennial National Congress. We look forward to meeting you all
in 2 days of learning fellowship.

Martin Antonio V. Reyes DDM, MSD, FAPO, FWFO, FADI
Chairman, 10th Biennial National Orthodontic Congress
APO President Elect 2015-2016

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Dr. Joseph Varghese completed his B.D.S. from the Govt. Dental College, Trivandrum, in 1984. He earned an M.S. degree 

and Clinical Certificate in Orthodontics from the Ohio State University, USA in 1988. He is a Diplomate of the Indian
Board of Orthodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He also has MOrth. RCS and FDS RCS
(Edinburgh). He was Chairman of the Indian Board of Orthodontics in 2005.

He is in private practice limited to orthodontics in Cochin for the past 26 years. For the past 15 years, he also
maintains a part-time practice in Dubai. He was a visiting Professor of Orthodontics at Manipal College of Dental
Sciences, Mangalore, from November 2000 for over 5 years.

Dr. Joseph has published several articles and delivered many lectures at various orthodontic conferences and study
groups. He has also conducted many courses on Biomechanics all over India. He is Immediate Past President of the
Indian Orthodontic Society.

Prof. Young Guk Park is a world-renowned researcher, author and speaker in clinical orthodontics and associated basic 

science. He is a professor and chair in the orthodontic department of Kyung Hee University in Seoul, where he served
as the Dean of Dental School. He is immediate Past President of the Korean Association of Orthodontists and its

His main interest lies in the lingual orthodontics with individually tailored appliance, Incognito, and accelerating
tooth movement with Corticision which involves minor periodontal procedure without flap elevation, and “light
accelerated orthodontics with LED”. His lectures have created a great sensation around the globe in such occasions as
European Orthodontic Society meeting in Lisbon 2010, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO) meeting in
Sacramento and LA 2011, International Orthodontic Congress (IOC) in Sydney 2011, SIDO Italian Orthodontic Society
Meeting in 2011, French Federation of Orthodontists in 2012, Association of Singapore Orthodontists in 2013, IDEM of
Singapore in 2014, Asia Pacific Orthodontic Congress (APOC) in 2014, American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
Meeting in Honolulu 2012 and San Francisco 2015, and the Indonesian Association of Orthodontists in 2015.

He received his DMD degree from the Kyung Hee University, Seoul in 1981, and began his academic career in orthodontics
immediately afterwards. He holds a Master of Science in Orthodontics (1984), PhD in Oral Biology (1990), and also an
MBA in healthcare administration (2000). His publications can be found at Pubmed website.