Dr. Vittorio Cacciafesta received his dental training at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy. From July 1995 until August 1996 he was Research Fellow at the Department of Orthodontics, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany. From September 1996 until August 1999 he was Orthodontic Resident at the Department of Orthodontics, Royal Dental College, Aarhus University, Denmark, where he received the Specialty and Master of Science in Orthodontics. He is “Dottore di Ricerca” (Research Doctorate) in Biotechnology of Dental Materials. From 1999 to 2009 he was Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Orthodontics, University of Pavia, Italy. From 1999 until 2002 he was Visiting Professor at the Department of Orthodontics, Aarhus University, Denmark, and Visiting Professor at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
He has published over 100 refereed publications, 1 book and 4 book chapters. He is Co-Editor of “Ortodonzia Clinica”, Associate Editor of “Progress in Orthodontics”, and Referee for the following scientific journals: “American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics”, “Angle Orthodontist”, “European Journal of Orthodontics”, “Journal of Clinical Orthodontics”, “Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research”, “Ortognatodonzia Italiana”. His main research interests are bonding materials, brackets, metallurgy, friction between brackets and wires. His main clinical interests are biomechanics, lingual orthodontics and orthodontic treatment of adults. He has been lecturing extensively in Europe, Middle East, Asia and North and South America.
So far lingual orthodontics were supposed to be extremely difficult to apply and that only a few specialists would have the ability and time to prepare for the necessary setup for the indirect bonding procedure.
The 2D lingual appliance which was studied for a long period and successfully applied from the Insubria study group in Varese/ Italy has the outstanding advantage that it can be applied directly to the mouth of the patient without the need of doing any setup procedure in a dental laboratory. Furthermore this appliance is extremely flat so that the adaption for the patient becomes much easier. With the Forestadent 2D lingual appliance a good portion of all lingual cases can be treated successfully. During the clinical seminar in Dr. Cacciafesta’s office in Milano the participants will understand the special biomechanical questions of lingual orthodontics, study some cases which were successfully treated, practically learn how to individualize the necessary NiTi lingual archwires and train on a wax typodont
The outstanding character of this seminar however is that Dr. Cacciafesta will invite a good number of his patients to allow the participants to see for themselves different stages of the 2D Lingual treatment chairside on patients and learn about Dr. Cacciafesta’s tricks to successfully finish lingual cases.