Plenary 1: Jens Ove Andreasen, Lars Andersson

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Jens Ove Andreasen: “World Status of Dental and Maxillofacial Traumatology: Do We Offer the Right Treatment at the Right Time?” and Lars Andersson: “Emergency Management of Patients with Oral and Maxillofacial Injuries”

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“World Status of Dental and Maxillofacial Traumatology: Do We Offer the Right Treatment at the Right Time?”

Dr. Andreasen received his dental degree from the Royal Dental College, Copenhagen, in 1959. He did his postgraduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital in Copenhagen, where he now is an Associate Professor. Dr. Andreasen has authored more than 350 publications and 11 textbooks, covering topics such as dental traumatology, tooth replantation and autotransplantation, tooth eruption and tooth impaction. In traumatology, the Textbook and Color Atlas of Dental Traumatology is now in its 4th edition and includes 42 contributors. In addition, he is the initiator of the highly interactive web-based Dental Trauma Guide, which is now in use in 180 countries.

It contains information from a series of prospective long-term studies of all types of traumatic dental injuries carried out at the trauma center and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as information from 50 animal experiments reproducing treatment scenarios of various dental traumas affecting primary and permanent teeth. Dr. Andreasen has received four honorary doctorate degrees and has been an invited lecturer in 48 countries.

Emergency Management of Patients with Oral and Maxillofacial Injuries

Dr Andersson completed undergraduate and research training at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Subsequently he became a Specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 1981. He defended his doctoral thesis in 1988 on experimental and clinical studies on root resorption after replantation of teeth. He was appointed Docent at the Karolinska Institute in 1990. In the 1990s he chaired a national specialist training program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Sweden. As a “member” of the first generation of implant surgeons, he also directed an international implant training program.

Since 2002 he has been a Professor in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Kuwait University in Kuwait City, Kuwait. He has published extensively in the field of traumatology. Dr Andersson has been textbook editor and chapter author in the fields of both trauma and oral & maxillofacial surgery. He was Editor in Chief of the internationally renowned scientific journal, Dental Traumatology from 2007 to 2015, and is the Immediate Past President of the International Association of Dental Traumatology.