Dr. Moschos A. Papadopoulos is Professor, Chairman and Program Director at the Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is also President of the Orthodontic Society of Northern Greece Honorary Editor of the "Hellenic Orthodontic Review", and served as Asst. Editor of the "World Journal of Orthodontics" and as Assoc. Editor of "Stoma". He also is/or served as Member of the Editorial Board of 18 peer reviewed journals, and as Referee of 40 orthodontic, dental and medical journals. He is an active member in more than 20 national and international societies, federations, and unions.
Dr. M. A. Papadopoulos received several awards and distinctions, among others the "Joseph E. Johnson Clinical Award” and the "Turpin Award for Evidence-Based Research” from the American Association of Orthodontists. Currently the main clinical and research interests of Dr. M. A. Papadopoulos include the subjects of "noncompliance orthodontic treatment", "use of miniscrew implants as temporary anchorage devices in orthodontic treatment", and "evidence based orthodontics".
Dr. M. A. Papadopoulos has written the books entitled "Orthodontic treatment for the Class II non-compliant patient: Current principles and techniques", "Skeletal anchorage in orthodontic treatment of Class II malocclusion", and "Cleft lip and palate: Diagnosis and treatment management", has published more than 190 scientific publications, and has presented more than 330 lectures, courses and papers worldwide.

Title of Talk

Innovative treatment of Class II malocclusions with amda©: Efficient use of biomechanics and miniscrew implants


Orthodontic treatment of patients with Class II malocclusion, who show poor compliance with conventional modalities, can be very challenging. In these cases, noncompliance approaches can be used, however with a number of unwanted side effects, which diminish their clinical effectiveness. Miniscrew implants, can be used as temporary anchorage devices (TADs) to enhance anchorage and if properly used to counterbalance these problems. This presentation discusses the biomechanical principles of noncompliance maxillary molar distalization and presents through clinical examples the rationale of the use of miniscrew implants as TADs for the comprehensive treatment of Class II malocclusion. Further, this presentation highly demonstrates the efficiency of the miniscrew implant supported distalization system, the so-called amda®, which takes advantage of the stationary anchorage not only to distalize maxillary molars but also to retract the anterior teeth, providing this way an initially invisible, easy, non-compliance, non-extraction and efficient treatment approach for the comprehensive orthodontic management of patients with Class II malocclusion. Biomechanical considerations, clinical use and efficacy, advantages and potential complications of the presented treatment approach will be discussed.