BDS, PhD, Dip. Orth., Certif. Orth., Priv. Doc., MRACDS (Ortho), FICD.

Dr Darendeliler is Professor and Chair of Orthodontic, Discipline of Orthodontics, at the University of Sydney and Head of Department, Sydney Dental Hospital, Sydney South West Area Health Service. He received his dentistry training from the University of Istanbul and his PhD from the University of Gazi, in Turkey and his first specialist training in orthodontics from the University of Geneva, Switzerland and his second specialist training from the High Education Counsil, Turkey.
During the course of his career he has undertaken duties as a clinical instructor, research and postgraduate coordinator (Maître d’Assisstant et de Recherche) at the University of Geneva, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Research Professor at the University of Southern California. His research interests include orthodontic tooth movement, root resorption, obstructive sleep apnoea, temporary
anchorage devices, sequential aligners, self-ligating brackets, orthopaedic treatment modalities, magnetic fields and forces and dentofacial orthopedics. He lectured in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia In addition to his research and teaching commitments he also maintains a private specialist orthodontic practice.

Title of Talk

All about Openbites; When do we really need TADs


It is essential to do a correct diagnosis in openbite cases as in any other malocclusion. First of all a differentiation has to be made between the skeletal and dental problems. We are mainly looking at the vertical lower facial dimension, upper incisor exposure at rest and when smiling and lower incisor exposure. Based on diagnosis treatment approaches will include extrusion of the posterior teeth and or intrusion of the upper and or lower incisors and the combination of these three objectives. Stability of openbite correction is difficult to predict and depends on the causative factors. Treatment modalities includes not only the use of TADs but also treatment with orthognathic surgery, full braces and even treating openbites using thermoplastic aligners.