Letizia Perillo

Letizia Perillo

Letizia Perillo is full Professor and Dean of the School of Dentistry, Chairman of the NEBEOP Postgraduate Orthodontic Program, Head of the Orthodontic Division at the Multidisciplinary Department of Medical-Surgical and Dental Specialties of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy.

She is President of the Mediterranean Orthodontic Integration Project (MOIP), Junior Past President of the Italian Society of Orthodontics (SIDO), 2020-25 Executive Committee Member of World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO).

She is member of the WFO, AAO, EHASO, EOS, SIDO and CH Tweed Foundation, and member of the Editorial Board of several journals.

Prof. Letizia Perillo graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1986 and specialized in Orthodontics in 1989 at the University of Naples Federico II. She completed her orthodontic training with a postgraduate fellowship at the University of Michigan in 1993 and a PhD in Interceptive Orthodontics at the University of Florence in 1997.

She is author and co-author of about 400 scientific publications, 9 books and 10 chapters of books, speaker at national and international courses and congresses.

Her main research topics are early treatment, non-extraction treatment, cleft lip and palate, dentofacial orthopedics and genetics.


Summary of Speech
Early Treatment of Class III Malocclusion

Dento-skeletal Class III malocclusions in growing children remain one of the most challenging problems in orthodontics.
Class III are disharmonies of the middle and/or lower third of the face, sometimes involving the cranial base too, characterized by negative overjet and concave profile and developing into malformations in the most severe cases.
The early treatment in growing patients is a widely discussed in the literature mainly due to the uncertainly of stable long term results.
Several therapeutic alternative have been developed to treat Class III dento-skeletal disharmony at an early stage
This clinical presentation will focus on the SEC III protocol, composed by Splints, class III Elastics, and Chincup.
The efficacy and benefits of early treatment in developing Class III malocclusion will be analyzed and the importance of the ideal timing will be discussed.

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