Raffaele Spena

Raffaele Spena

DDS at the University of Napoli in 1984
– Graduate in Orthodontics at University of Pennsylvania in 1988.
– Graduate in Orthodontics at University of Ferrara in 2003.
– Speaker at Italian and International courses and meetings
– Author of several publications in Italian and International peer reviewed journals
– Reviewer for Italian and International Journals
– Atlas book “Nonextraction Treatment” in 1998 (Italian version) 2002(English version).
– Coauthor chapter “Nonextraction Treatment” in “Orthodontics – Current principles and techniques” ed. T.M.Graber e R.M.Vanarsdall in 2000
– Updated chapters in 2005, 2011 and 2016 editions of same book
– Coauthor chapter “Surgical Assisted Tooth Movement: Biological Application” in “Biological Mechanisms of Tooth Movement” 3rd Edition ed. V. Krishnan, Z. Davidovitch 2021
– Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at University of Pennsylvania from 1988 to 2000.
– Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Università di Parma from 1996 to 2000
– Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Università di Ferrara since 2003.
– Active member of AIDO (Italian Accademy of Orthodontics), AAO, SIDO, WFO and EOS.
– Scientific secretary of AIDO in 2008-2009
– Past-president of AIDO in 2010
– Active Member of Angle Society of Europe (ASE) since 2005.
– Program Chair of ASE in 2015
– Member of the Scientific Committee of ASE
– Italian Board of Orthodontics in 2001 and European Board of Orthodontics in 2008
– Clinical private office in Napoli


Summary of Speech
From a Long and Winding Way Out to a Possibily Short and Straight Way Out

This presentation has the objective to show management and solutions of impactions, transpositions, and transmigrations. Although not frequent in a population, cases with ectopic teeth may be quite frequent in an orthodontic practice. A personal perspective on how skeletal anchorage, alveolar corticotomy, and effective fixed appliances may greatly help in managing complex cases in a way sometimes different from what is commonly “advised” in the literature.

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