Let’s talk Oral Health – Orthodontics and home-based oral care

Welcome to the second webinar of our 2022 Let’s Talk Oral Health series, dedicated to orthodontics and home based oral care!

About this event

The second episode of our webinar series will look at home based oral care from the perspective of orthodontics. Patients undergoing orthodontic treatment present intriguing challenges. It is well established that orthodontic appliances can cause increased plaque accumulation because of an increased number of sites and surfaces where plaque and debris can be retained. Moreover, the appliances also hinder conventional home based oral care habits, such as toothbrushing and interdental cleaning. As a result, orthodontic treatment is associated with an increased risk for oral conditions such as periodontal problems, demineralization/white spot lesions, and caries. Most oral care professionals will also acknowledge that teeth move quicker in a healthy mouth, so optimal oral hygiene is essential. In this webinar episode, we aim to explore how exactly orthodontic treatment complicates home based oral care, what the consequences are, and what can be done to achieve optimal oral hygiene anyway.

Prof. Maria Cadenas de Llano Perula graduated in Dentistry and Orthodontics in Sevilla and Madrid (Spain) in 2007 and 2012 respectively, later completing her doctoral studies on Biology of Orthodontic Tooth movement. She has been Clinical Staff Member of the Service of Dentistry of University Hospitals Leuven (Belgium) since 2014 and Assistant Professor of the Department of Oral Health Sciences – Orthodontics of KU Leuven University since 2017. She is Erasmus Coordinator within the school of Dentistry of KU Leuven since 2019 and is currently in charge of the Research Output of the section of Orthodontics.

Ms. Alina Fintineanu, RDH, C.A Ed, CTP is a skilled clinician with 11+ years of experience in dentistry and orthodontics. She is the founder and CEO of Risorius, a company that provides professional writing, consulting, and continuing education in the orthodontic field. In 2021, Alina was also a contestant on Season 5 of The Great Canadian Baking Show. Connect with her on Instagram @luxe.baker or contact her at

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  • Onlinekurs med startdatum 05 maj 2022
    Kl. 15:30
  • Prof. Maria Cadenas de Llano Perula, Ms. Alina Fintineanu, RDH, C.A Ed, CTP
  • Gum Sunstar