Paolo Manzo

Paolo Manzo

Dr. Manzo graduated cum laude in Dentistry in 1997, with a thesis on occlusion and posture correlations review. After graduation, he followed a training program focused on both traditional and lingual orthodontics. In 2004, he obtained his Specialist in Orthodontics certificate with honors. Then in 2007, he earned a PhD in Oral Sciences from the University of Naples “Federico II”. From 2008 to 2016, he has been Visiting Professor at the University of Naples “Federico II”. He’s currently Visiting Professor at the University of Ferrara and University of Trieste.

He is a member of the Italian Board of Orthodontics (I.B.O.) from 2007, of the European Board of Orthodontics (E.B.O.) from 2011 and of the European Board of Lingual Orthodontics (E.B.L.O.) from 2014.

He has been President of the Italian Academy of Orthodontics (AIdOR) in 2020, President of the Leading Alliance Society from 2016-2019 and Past Board Member of the European Federation of Orthodontics.

He has lectured worldwide at courses, masters, and congresses on a wide range of topics including: interdisciplinary treatments, lingual orthodontics, torque management and finishing, biomechanics and skeletal anchorage and II class malocclusions.

He published papers in international peer-reviewed journals.

He started his own private practice in 2000 in Frattamaggiore, Naples.

His clinical work is limited to the orthodontics and cranio-mandibular disorders and, through the coordination of his multidisciplinary team, he can manage interdisciplinary and complex treatments.


Summary of Speech
II Class Treatment With and Without Compliance 

The II class malocclusion orthopaedic and also the not extractive nor surgical treatments with fixed appliance are usually affected by a wide patients collaboration or elastics phase.

This normally requires a deep involvement of the patient that must cooperate with orthodontist to achieve the goal.

If the patient’s collaboration is not reliable the treatment results could be partial and unsuccessful.

Nowadays both young and adult patients have a very active and stressful lifestyle and this affects the therapy timing and results due to the collaboration decrease.

We’ve to consider that today there’s the chance to achieve treatment objectives with no compliance systems that allow to correct the class II without patient’s work and so reducing the therapy time and the stress for both doctors and patients.

The advantages and disadvantages of the no compliance compared with compliance tools will be examined during the lecture.

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