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European Aligner Society announces aim to surpass the limits of aligner orthodontics at Valencia event

Valencia, Spain will be the host city for the EAS fifth congress. (Image: tatianaput/Shutterstock)
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Dental Tribune International

Thu. 4 January 2024

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VALENCIA, Spain: The fifth congress of the European Aligner Society (EAS) is taking place in Valencia between 29 February and 2 March and will explore ways to exceed the perceived parameters of aligner orthodontics and digital technologies. Building on the burgeoning success of EAS and its fourth congress, which was attended by over 1,000 delegates, the theme of the fifth congress is “SURPASSING THE LIMITS of Aligner Orthodontics”. The scientific chair, Dr Gina Theodoridis, and the congress committee have curated an expansive programme of plenary lectures, offering a passport to the world of clear aligner therapy.

Twenty-three highly respected and innovative speakers who are pushing the boundaries of aligner therapy in clinical practice and research have accepted invitations to present their latest findings.

In addition to the plenary sessions, there will be a full programme for practice team members. The aim of this parallel agenda is to bring subjects such as patient workflow, patient engagement, patient negotiation, office set-up, 3D printing and staff well-being into sharper focus. Dental students are also encouraged to register through their university teaching programmes and can take advantage of a discount on the full delegate rate.

AlignerLab Innovations day, new to the 2024 congress

Next year’s congress will offer AlignerLab Innovations workshops and masterclasses staged by the leading companies in the industry to offer a deep dive into a particular treatment aspect, a hands-on digital experience and the chance to come face to face with experts.

EAS is committed to sustainability. Water will be provided using water coolers and water flasks, which have been donated by a major sponsor. Bags and much of the other materials used will be either recyclable or made from recycled materials.

According to EAS President Dr Jose Gandia, “The European Aligner Society is the leading voice of innovation in aligner orthodontics as well in digital orthodontics in Europe and worldwide. Our mission is to create meeting opportunities for orthodontists, dental professionals and companies by supporting the development of strong and effective educational initiatives to assist them in starting, stabilising and expanding their businesses. We very much look forward to welcoming those who are new to EAS, as well as our growing family of members, to meet up in Valencia and to learn and grow from associating with the leading lights in the sector.”

Learn and explore

The congress has been deliberately scheduled to run from Thursday to Saturday to give delegates both the maximum learning experience and some time during and after the event to explore the beauty and history of the city. Medieval markets and colourful carnival parades take place at this time of year, and the weather is mild and comfortable. Renowned for its marriage of historic and futuristic architecture, food and culture, Valencia boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It also has dazzling beaches within walking distance of its astonishing city landscape. This is the place to try Spain’s national rice dish, paella, which was first cooked in a freshwater lagoon near the city. The original recipe included chicken, rabbit and sometimes snails, but the authentic dish is never made with peas, chorizo or red peppers. After a day of lectures or sightseeing, enjoy a glass of Aigua de València—which does not have a drop of water in it, despite the name—the perfect pick-me-up.

For more information about the full programme, speaker line-up and registration, please visit www.eas-aligners.com.

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