2015 Meeting

2015 Meeting

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UNC Orthodontic Alumni Association Meeting

November 19-20, 2015
Sheraton Imperial RTP, Durham, NC


Speaker: Dr. Renato Cocconi
Biography: DSC_2623Renato Cocconi MD, MS, is an orthodontist in Parma, Italy where he belongs to the FACE Ortho Surgical Center, a private practice that he directs with Dr Raffaini. Dr Cocconi attended the University of Milan for his dental training. He continued in a 3 year Postgraduate Program in Orthodontics at the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Milan where he obtained his master’s degree in 1993. He subsequently spent 2, 1/2 years in the United States where he worked in L.F. Andrews and attended the Roth Williams postgraduate course in from 1991-1993. Since that time Dr Cocconi has been very active in the orthodontic community nationally and internationally. His accomplishments and collaborations worldwide include working with Dr Terry Tanaka at USC, election to the Scientific Committee of the Angle Society and countless invitations to speak internationally for such groups as European Orthodontic Society, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the World Orthodontic Meeting in London in September 2015. He has served as a clinical professor in the Department of Orthodontics of the University of Milan from 1993 to 2008. Currently, Cocconi is a practicing partner in the FACE group in Italy and Europe and is also active in many organizations including the EOS, AAO, SIDO and the Angle Society of Europe.
Lecture Topic: The Face : a Unique opportunity for the future of Dentistry


  1. General description of how the face can influence our treatment and revolutionize our approach in Ortho, Surgical and Multi-disciplinary Treatment
  2. The 4 Paradoxes of Class II Occlusion Driven Treatment
  3. Limited Treatment and Early Pre-surgical Treatment
  4. Contradictions between a Face Driven Vs. an Occlusion Driven Approach – Possible alternatives
  5. Class II Treatment
  6. The Gummy Smile: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
    Orthodontic, Surgical, Restorative and Periodontal treatment of Gummy Smile
  7. Open Bite and Surgery – Is it still the answer?
  8. Handling the Transverse Dimension in Surgical Cases