Skeletal Anchorage in today´s orthodontics

Madrid | October 6th, 2023


Temporary anchorage devices, or TADs, have transformed the field of orthodontics by providing a reliable and effective method for controlling tooth movement. TADs have evolved since their inception in the early 20th century, and the introduction of intraoral TADs in the 1980s marked a significant advancement. However, early TADs were limited by their design and available materials. Thanks to advances in materials science and technology, modern TADs are smaller, more stable, and easier to place and remove. Today, TADs are widely used in orthodontics and have become an essential tool for precise tooth movements and improved treatment outcomes.

At this event, participants will learn when TADs are most beneficial and whether they are necessary to correct specific clinical issues. They will also have the opportunity to attend a presentation on the long-term stability of cases treated with TADs.

October 6th, 2023

9:45 AM - 10:20 AM

Registration and Welcome coffee

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM



10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Why, how and when to use TADs

Dra. Esther Olivera

Over the past 25 years, TADs (temporary anchorage devices) have revolutionized orthodontics by addressing the limitations of conventional anchorage and becoming an indispensable tool in clinical practice. In this lecture, we will explore the reasons why TADs are essential in both simple and complex cases, how to effectively incorporate them into our daily clinical practice, and when to use them to maximize their effectiveness in our treatment plans.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Skeletal anchorage and 3D technology

Dr. Juan Carlos Pérez Varela

Skeletal malocclusions are a common issue among adult patients, with around 70% of cases involving adults and young individuals. Of this group, approximately 30% require treatment for a skeletal malocclusion, with two primary options available: orthodontics alone or a surgical approach. In this lecture, I will showcase a group of young adult patients, many of whom presented with maxillary hypoplasia. While these cases were treated using various methods, I will focus on the use of 3D technology to develop a more predictable and effective treatment plan.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Mesialization, distalization, vertical and transversal control by using skeletal anchorage.

Dr. Raúl Ferrando

With the advent of skeletal anchorage using palatal mini-screws, highly effective biomechanical systems can now be employed to correct anteroposterior and transversal malocclusions. This lecture will provide insights into the management of these systems, from device placement to orthodontic management, with a series of clinical cases demonstrating the previously challenging nature of treatment prior to the development of skeletal anchorage. With the same anchorage, we can achieve both sagittal and transversal corrections, providing versatility and efficiency in treatment and expanding our ability to address difficult cases.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Clinical challenges treated with the assistance of skeletal anchorage.

Dra. María Dolores Campoy Ferrer

Skeletal anchorage has been part of my treatment plans since the beginning of my career. The way I use them has been evolving, and sometimes it has been difficult to approach treatments with increasingly simplified and conservative mechanics. In my presentation I will show some challenging clinical cases and will share how I have dealt with them with the assistance of skeletal anchorage.

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Coffee break

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Is skeletal anchorage a reality or a chimera?

Dr. Vicente Sada

We have all witnessed the recent growth in the use and popularity of micro-screws as an anchorage technique in orthodontics, as they facilitate dental movements. However, due to their relatively recent development, we are still uncertain about the stability of these movements compared to those generated through traditional methods, such as extraoral appliances, tooth extraction, or other established systems. In this presentation, I will share my nearly 20 years of experience using skeletal anchorage and provide insights on how to achieve success with this technique.

8:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Cocktail-type closing dinner on the Rooftop of Casa Suecia


Dra. Esther Olivera

Dr. Juan Carlos Pérez Varela

Dr. Raúl Ferrando

Dra. María Dolores Campoy Ferrer

Dr. Vicente Sada


Congress Venue

Fundación Giner de Los Ríos

P.º del Gral. Martínez Campos, 14, 28010 Madrid

Farewell dinner

Rooftop de Casa Suecia

C. del Marqués de Casa Riera, 4, Planta baja, 28014 Madrid


Hotel NH Collection Madrid Abascal

Hotel NH Collection Madrid Suecia

Registration fees

General registration FEE

360 €

Reduced rate for a limited time! -50%

180 €

Postgraduate students

125 €

Accompanying person to the closing dinner

+ 84 €

The registration fee per attendee includes attendance to the entire event: lectures, coffee breaks and lunch, as well as attendance to the farewell dinner..




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