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Dear Colleagues,

Between 27-30 October 2023 in Istanbul, 18th International Turkish Orthodontic Society symposium and 7th Balkan Orthodontic Specialists Association (BAOS) congress will be held together. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of our Republic, I am happy to welcome you as the Honorary President of the symposium.

I continue my scientific journey that I started 35 years ago as a participant in the 1st Congress in 1988, chaired by Professor Filiz PERKÜN. Over the years, the awareness and importance of orthodontic treatment in society has increased with the development and diversification of treatment methods and the products used, and the adaptation of technology to our profession.

The main theme of our meetings will be interdisciplinary approaches in orthodontics. Presentations of joint studies in areas such as orthodontics and surgery, periodontology, restorative dentistry and prosthodontics will be made.

There will be a YoungTOD event and a course on October 27, and a course will be given on October 30 after the symposium. Scientific papers of valuable speakers will be presented during the sessions. Prof. Dr. Orhan OKYAY scientific presentation competition, Prof. Dr. Ayhan ENACAR case presentation competition and poster presentations will be made.

As Orhan Veli tells in the lines "I am listening to Istanbul, my eyes are closed", with you in the beautiful autumn wind; We want to make new friendships and share unforgettable moments in the lively enthusiasm, Bosphorus, Grand Bazaars, palaces and historical magical atmosphere of ancient Istanbul.

I would like to thank our president and all our friends who contributed to the organization of the symposium. I would like to express my love and respect to the doctors of the Balkan countries and you, my colleagues, who participated in the joint event, for adding strength and wealth. I would also like to thank the participating companies for their support.

Happy to meet you in Istanbul,

Prof. Dr. Bilgin GIRAY
Honorary President of the Symposium

Dear Colleagues,

XVIII. International Symposium of the Turkish Orthodontic Society is planned to be held in enchanting Istanbul between 27-30 October 2023, which also includes the 100th Birthday of the Republic of Turkey. We are also very happy that this year's scientific meeting will be held jointly with the 7th Congress of the Balkan Association of Orthodontic Specialists, of which we have been a member since 2017 as the Turkish Orthodontic Society. On this occasion, we are excited that our scientific and long-standing cultural and friendly relations with our colleagues in the Balkan Countries will be further strengthened.

This joint meeting, where the main theme of the symposium determined as “Interdisciplinary Orthodontics: Excellence through Teamwork”, will be crowned with respected invited speakers from all over the World. On behalf of the Balkan Association of Orthodontic Specialists, I would like to express my gratitude to the Executive Committee of the Turkish Orthodontic Society, scientific and organizing committee members, our invited speakers, all national and international colleagues who will participate with oral and poster presentations, sponsor companies and Symposium Organization Company.

I wish you a pleasant meeting where the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Turkey and Orthodontics will be celebrated with enthusiasm.

Kind regards,

Prof. Dr. Ayşe Tuba Altuğ
President of the Balkan Association of Orthodontic Specialists (BAOS)

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great honour for me to invite you to the 7th Congress of the Balkan Association of Orthodontic Specialists (BAOS) and the 18th International Symposium of the Turkish Orthodontic Society (TOS) which will be held between 27th -30th October 2023 in İstanbul. This joint meeting organized by BAOS and TOS is unique in terms of gathering orthodontists of the Balkan countries for the first time in İstanbul, furthermore giving us the opportunity to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey together.

The main topic of our scientific meeting is “Interdisciplinary Orthodontics”, which we expect will be of interest to all participants. We are aware that the number of complex orthodontic patients referred to our clinics increases day by day, and excellent results can only be achieved by teamwork and taking a holistic approach. Therefore, the focus will be on interdisciplinary treatment modalities in addition to other general topics and we will have the opportunity to listen to a number of expert keynote speakers who will provide rich scientific and clinical updates. Our scientific program will include oral and poster presentations, research and case presentation awards, as well as courses. During the symposium the Young TOS meeting will also be organised for orthodontic residents.

For the social program, we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Republic with great enthusiasm during a gala dinner with the theme of the Republic Ball. At this particular time of the year, you will be able to enjoy glorious displays and sights on the Bosphorus, and the historical and cultural heritage of beautiful İstanbul.

I hope this unique joint meeting will provide an environment for improving our knowledge, establishing new friendships, and collecting fond memories. I look forward to coming together in İstanbul.

With my kindest regards,

Prof. Dr. Derya Çakan
Turkish Orthodontic Society President

Congress/Symposium Venue

Wyndham Grand Levent, İstanbul
Esentepe, Büyükdere Cd.
No 177-183, 34394 Şişli/İstanbul/Türkiye

Our Speakers

Because impacted teeth are usually asymptomatic, they are often diagnosed incidentally. Patients diagnosed with impacted teeth are referred to an orthodontist for consultation...

Müge Aksu


The orthodontic treatment process is a journey that starts with diagnosis and ends with retention. The determinant of the destination and permanence at the end of the road is...

Ayşe Burcu Altan


Recently, the use of biofluids and the investigation of biomarkers seems to become an important tool leading to personalized diagnosis and personalized treatment planning in the...

Athina Chatzigianni


We are dealing with patients of any age and increasing Esthetic requests. They want to partecipate in designing their treatment, choosing among different options...

Renato Cocconi


The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of our experience regarding surgery first approach in orthognathic surgery, including its indications, advantages, challenges, and ...

Renato Cocconi


The successful results of clear aligner treatments increase the demand for this treatment technique day by day. Until a few years ago, some cases were thought to be impossible to...

Ebru Çetinkaya Tokmak


The regular timing of orthodontic and surgical treatment is important for a successful long-term outcome and for reducing the burden of care for both the child and the family. This...

Radmila Dimovska


There is no doubt that we are leaving at the age of overpopulation and high competition of our specialty. More over artificial intelligence and

Stathis Efstathiou


Orthodontics is a combination of science, mechanics and art. As a result of this magnificent combination, we are able to foresee the future of our treatments thanks to the Visual Treatment Objectives...

Hakan El


Currently, orthodontic patients with moderate or severe skeletal discrepancies are candidates for treatment with a variety of compensatory orthodontic techniques, orthognathic surgery...

Itamar Michael Friedlander


Over the past few decades, the field of dentofacial orthopedics has undergone a significant shift in its approach to treatment. This shift has seen a move away from traditional orthognathic surgery...

Federico Hernandez Alfaro


Facial symmetry is an important factor in determining facial attractiveness. In asymmetrical faces the left and right side are different. As clinicians we are trying to understand etiology, to quantify imbalance and ...

Predrag Janosevic


Orthodontists, as dental practitioners, have a moral obligation to provide optimal care for their patients within the framework of Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD). This involves utilizing current scientific evidence...

Eleftherios G. Kaklamanos


As in traditional orthodontic techniques, routine records in clear aligner systems include intraoral and extraoral photographs, panoramic and lateral cephalometric radiographs and ...

Nurver Karslı


This lecture will focus on the importance of Personalised treatment planning and how a multidisciplinary approach is the key to patient satisfaction. In our fast paced world, one of...

Elif İdil Keser


The hyoid bone, as unique bone in human body with no osseous articulation have a very important role in maintain the pharyngeal airway ....

Gabriela Kjurchieva Chuchkova


Several cases will be presented where orthodontics is not the only problem the patients ask for. With the rapidly growing number of adults seeking our help and our colleagues asking for ....

Abraham Kyriakides


Facial asymmetries and dento-skeletal deformities are the result of the complex interaction of many factors that influence development...

Dalia Latkauskiene


More and more adults are referred daily to orthodontic specialists for interdisciplinary care. Interdisciplinary therapy can improve the quality of the final treatment outcome by the synergy...

Cesare Luzi


Trauma and delayed treatment causes complicated problems. Rehabilitation of the lost tissues and the defect formed becomes difficult and interdisciplinary treatment approach becomes a necessity.

Nejat Nizam


This course is designed to present information regarding the diagnosis and management of Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) Disorders. The course will consist of a series of lectures and ...

Kaan Orhan


Proper diagnosis is especially important in order to achieve the correct and wished orthodontic treatment outcome. Diagnostic procedures in orthodontics usually include...

Moschos A. Papadopoulos


Clinical studies for better treatment and comprehensive diagnosis are becoming part of current practice of orthodontists in our country and the need for guidelines to enhance the...

Cristian Romanec


Ideal ligature in bracket systems in fixed orthodontic treatments should ensure strong and effective attachment of the archwire to the bracket, should not increase friction between the ...

Lale Taner


Miniscrew assisted rapid palatal expansion became very popular in last years. It is a really a powerful method of Tx, especially for young patients. At the same time there are...

Sergey Tikhonov


The emergence of aligners in the world of Orthodontics is probably one of the most important milestones in the history of our specialty. The indisputable fact is that today this type of treatment is experiencing...

Arturo Vela Hernandez


Mesial movement and tipping of mandibular molars after first mandibular extractions due to cavities or periodontal disease are frequent situations that the dentist has to face in everyday...

Doniano Xhanari


Trauma and delayed treatment causes complicated problems. Rehabilitation of the lost tissues and the defect formed becomes difficult and interdisciplinary treatment approach becomes a necessity.

Enver Yetkiner


The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of our experience regarding surgery first approach in orthognathic surgery, including its indications, advantages, challenges, and

Irina Zetu


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