2017/12/07 (THU)
The 4th Japan Academy of Aligner Orthodontics 2017

第4回 日本アライナー矯正歯科研究会 (2017)

This year’s theme is “Evolution”

This year’s congress goes beyond topics like “light tooth movement” and “invisible orthodontic devices” to include discussions of “What’s behind aligner orthodontics” from world class keynote speakers.

Amazing aligner orthodontic systems are being developed world wide. These approaches utilize orthodontic appliances which cover the occlusal surface, representing a fresh, non-traditional approach to orthodontic treatments. 

On the first day of the 2014 meeting of the AAO (American Association of Aligner Orthodontics) 4 presentation slots were dedicated to aligner appliances. Professor Tim Wheeler’s presentation introduced over 50 different aligner treatment systems used around the world. Japanese systems were notably absent from this presentation. I realized that at that time, Japan was not counted among countries with treatment systems on the cutting-edge of aligner orthodontics. 

The first symposium of aligner orthodontics my colleague Dr. Dan and I attended was the second annual meeting of the German Association for Aligner Orthodontics (DGAO) in 2012. The environment we experienced was respectful, without a hint of criticism; purely a place to study, present and exchange opinions on different aligner orthodontic systems. It became my mission to foster a similar atmosphere in my own country and 2 years later, in 2014, we were able to make this dream a realty through the first meeting of the JAO. 

My main motivation for holding symposia such as this one is to foster an opportunity to breakdown the barriers between practitioners of different aligner orthodontic systems and bring them together to exchange opinions and information, broaden our collective knowledge of treatment possibilities, and ultimately transfer these benefits, through better treatment ,to our patients both in Japan and in our respective countries of practice.

In November of 2014, I was honored with the opportunity to present at the DGAO on Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment. The event hall was filled with over 600 orthodontists, not only from Germany, but from Italy, France and Spain as well. Following my presentation, I was inaugurated as the president of the Asian Chapter of the DGAO. Ever since, has been our collective goal to deepen the exchange between academic societies of aligner orthodontics of Germany and Japan. 

The DGAO was founded 5 years before the JAO. The JAO may still be in its infancy, but we expect to be the gathering ground of wisdom for the future of aligner orthodontics in Japan.

Kenji Ojima ( President of JAO) 


Dr. Werner Schupp(Cologne(Germany))

  Dr. Werner Schupp born 24. February 1958, Wissen, Germany Studies of dentistry at the University of Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms Universität) final exam 1985, dissertation 1986. Postgraduate[...]

Dr. Ravi Nanda(University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine)

Dr. Ravindra Nanda is Professor Emeritus, Former UConn Alumni Endowed Chair and Head of the Department of Craniofacial Sciences and Division of Orthodontics, University of Connecticut, Farmingto[...]

Dr. Junji Sugawara(SAS Orthodontic Center Sendai Aoba Clinic)

歯科医師免許、歯学博士、日本矯正歯科学会認定医・指導医・専門医   所属学会 American Association for Orthodontists、World Federation of Orthodontists、International Association for Dental Research[...]

Dr. Yau Yi Kwong(Hong Kong)

BDS ( Hong Kong) , DGDP (UK) ​Dr. YAU Yi Kwong graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1987 and has been practicing dentistry for over 29 years in his Hong Kong based practice. Dr. Yau was[...]

Dr. Narandr Chevangkul(Thai)

     Message from Dr. Kenji Ojima to Dr. Narandr Chevangkul DDS. (First class honor), MSD (Temple University)Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics Dr.Chevangkul owns Denta-Joy[...]

Dr. Francesco Garino(Italy)

 Message from Dr. Kenji Ojima to Dr. Francesco Garino Introduction  M.D. degree, University of Torino, Italy  Orthodontic specialization, University of Padova,Italy  Diplomate European Board[...]

Dr. Tommaso Castroflorio(Italy)

Dr. Castroflorio obtained his DDS Degree from the University of Torino, Italy, in 1998; In 2001 he was certified as a Specialist in Orthodontics summa cum laude from the same University. In 2007 [...]

Dr. Wolfgang Boisserée(Germany)

Born 13th of. March 1955, Cologne, Germany Qualification as dental technician from 1975-1979 Studies of dentistry at Göttingen University (Georg-August Universität), graduation in 1985, dissertat[...]

Dr. Sam Daher(Canada)

A bilingual native of Montreal, Dr. Sam Daher received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from McGill University (Montreal) with distinction in 1994 then practiced general dentistry for a few y[...]

Dr. David Couchat(France)

Dr. Stephen Chang()

President , Taiwan Association of Aligner Orthodontics 2016-2017 Chairman , International Taiwan Aligner Orthodontic Congress 2015-2016 Clinical Instructor , Taipei Medical University Hospital 20[...]

Dr. Hirohide Arimoto(イースマイル矯正歯科(Osaka))


Dr. Kenji Ojima (President of JAAO)(Smile Innovation Orthodontics Tokyo Japan)

2014年12月 日本アライナー矯正歯科研究会を設立 2014, 2015, 2016年の日本アライナー矯正歯科研究会の大会長を務める。  2007年よりインビザライン矯正を開始。多くの海外のインビザライン・サミットに参加[...]

Venue7th (THU),8th (FRI) December 2016
VenueUniversity of Tokyo -Ito hall-(MAP
Registration FeeBefore 31th AugustJAAO Member : 75,000 JPYNon-JAAO Member : 85,000 JPY
After 1th SeptemberJAAO Member : 80,000 JPYNon-JAAO Member : 92,000 JPY
GALA (12/7)JAAO Member : 8,000 JPYNon-JAAO Member : 10,000 JPY
RegistrationRegistration Form
JAAO Membership Program EntryJAAO Membership Program

Time Table

9:20Registration Open
9:45■Dr. Kenji Ojima
[Biomechanics and Approach for Extraction case with Invisalign]
10:00■Keynote Speaker
Dr. Tommaso Castroflorio
[Meet your success in Class II treatment with Invisalign]
10:50■Keynote Speaker
Dr. Yau Yi Kwong [Wake Up Impaction]
11:40■Keynote Speaker
Dr. David Couchat [Impacted teeth with Teens and Invisalign System]
12:30■Dr. Hisao Murakami
[Function-First Aligner Orthodontics]
12:50■Dr. Chisato Dan [Vertical Control with Aligner Orthodontics]
14:10■Dr. Louis-Charles Roisin [Dental-Monitoring Golive: A Clinical Continous Control for Changing Aligner]
14:30■Keynote Speaker
Prof. Werner Schupp [The Functional Aspect in Aligner Orthodontics]
15:20Coffee Break
15:50■Keynote Speaker
Dr. Sam Daher [Deep Bite: the Vertical Challenge]
16:40■Keynote Speaker
Dr. Narandr Chevangkul [Beyond]
17:30□Panel Discussion
Prof. Ravi Nanda[Moderator]
Dr. Tommaso Castroflorio / Dr. Yau Yi Kwong / Dr. David Couchat / Prof. Wener Schupp / Dr. Sam Daher / Dr. Narandr Chevangkul / Dr. Kenji Ojima
9:10Registration Open
9:20■Dr. Kenji Ojima
[DSD Invisalign]
10:00■Dr. Hitoshi Watanabe
[Using TADs Approach with Invisailgn]
10:50■Keynote Speaker
Dr. Wolfgang Boisseree [Orthodontics and Prosthodontics - a powerful interdisciplinary partnership]
11:10■Keynote Speaker
Dr. Francesco Garino [Teenagers and Class II Treatments with Aligners : Which are the Options?]
13:00■Keynote Speaker
Dr. Stephen Chang [An Insight on the Moment and Biomechanics of Aligner]
13:50■Keynote Speaker
Prof. Junji Sugawara [Surgery First with Application of Aligners]
14:40Coffee Break
15:10■Keynote Speaker
Dr. Kamy Malekian[Complex Non-Extraction Malocclussion : Space Achievers Strategy]
16:00■Dr. Hirohide Arimoto[Racing Team for Accelerated Aligner Treatment]
17:30□Panel Discussion2
Prof. Ravi Nanda[Moderator]
Dr. Wolfgang Boisseree / Dr. Francesco Garino / Dr. Stephen Chang / Dr. Prof. Junji Sugawara / Dr. Kamy Malekian / Dr. Hirohide Arimoto / Dr. Kenji Ojima

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