Dr. Uribe received his Master‘s degree and Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Connecticut after receiving his DDS degree from the Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud in Medellin, Colombia. He also completed a 3- year residency and fellowship program at the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Uribe is a Full-time Associate Professor and Program Director in the Division of Orthodontics at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and member of the Edward H Angle Society of Orthodontists. He is also a member of the Council of Scientific Affairs for the American Association of Orthodontists and is part of the committee implementing practice based research networks for the AAO. Dr. Uribe is a section editor of the Book Temporary Anchorage Devices in Orthodontics, co-editor of the new book Atlas of Complex Orthodontics, and has authored and coauthored numerous book chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals. He received a Biomedical Research Award from the AAO Foundation in 2012. Dr. Uribe holds the Charles Burstone Professorship at the University of Connecticut.

Title of Talk

Different alternatives to TAD-supported orthopedic maxillary protraction in Class III patients


Maxillary protraction in Class III patients has been an elusive goal. Maxillary protraction in the order of 3mm has been reported with protraction facemask, with results varying in an age dependent manner. Better outcomes are usually observed in patients in the early mixed dentition. Recently, skeletal anchorage mini-plates in the maxilla and mandible, with 24 hour elastic wear, have produced promising results; although, large variability in the skeletal effects have been reported. This new approach relies on continuous forces of lesser magnitude instead of heavy orthopedic forces. The only disadvantage of this approach is the multiple amount of skeletal anchorage units which may result in failure of one of the units during treatment. Thus, different approaches have been described for skeletal anchorage Class III treatment, some using mini-plates or mini implants and some using face masks, in order to obviate the mandibular mini-plates.

This lecture will:
-Illustrate a new method of maxillary protraction with facemask and mini-implants in the infrazygomatic region or in the palate in conjunction with a mandibular tooth-borne appliance for full-time elastic wear.
-Describe a new skeletal anchorage system consisting of a long mini implant placed on each quadrant for full-time elastic wear.
-Describe the use skeletal anchorage mini-plates for maxillary protraction in cleft lip and palate patients with Class III maxillary hypoplasia.