Conference : The Bicortical screw

Conference : The Bicortical screw

Resume Conference :

  • Overview of Conventional Maxillary Expanders

  • Novel Concept: Micro-Implant Assisted Maxillary RPE (MARPE) and Maxillary Skeletal Expander (MSE)

  • MSE Fabrication

  • Expansion Protocol

  • Clinical Advantages of MSE: Impact on Surrounding Structures

  • Changes in Nasal/Pharyngeal Airways and Air Flow

  • Contraindications

  • Innovative Future Applications


Dr. Won Moon is the Thomas R. Bales Endowed Chair in Orthodontics and serving as the chair and program director for an orthodontic residency program, UCLA School of Dentistry. He has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics since 2002. He completed his dental education at Harvard and orthodontic education at UCLA. He studied mathematics prior to dentistry, and his research topics include 3D image analysis utilizing surface mapping functions and Elliptical Fourier’s Descriptors, Genomewide Association Study of Craniofacial Phenotypes, Finite Element Model Development and Simulation, Applications of Digital Data and 3D Printing in Orthodontics, Orthopedic Correction, Airway Changes with Orthopedic Corrections, Accelerated Tooth Movement, and Micro-implant (MI) Design study. His work has been published in various journals, not necessarily limited to orthodontics because of his background, and he is a co-author of three textbooks. He has presented these findings in 23 countries, totaling over 300 presentations. His current focus has been establishing protocols for orthopedic corrections with MI, improving the airway for patients with nasal obstruction, and creating virtual patients utilizing image analysis.

His interest in mid-facial expansion began in 2003 as micro-implant became available in USA, and he is responsible for developing Maxillary Skeletal Expander (MSE), a unique micro-implant assisted rapid palatal expander (MARPE). He has been active in advocating non-surgical skeletal expansion in both children and adult patients, especially for those who may suffer from airway restrictions. His presentation in MSE has been widely accepted internationally, and numerous peerreviewed publications are available.



May 27, 2019
From 9 AM to 4 PM

Location Palais des Congrès de Montréal1001, Place Jean Paul Riopelle, Salle 519AMontréal, QC, H2Z 1H5Canada
ContactAssociation des orthodontistes du Québec514 282-2756