Plenary 9: Jens Ove Andreasen – The Future of Dental Traumatology

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Jens Ove Andreasen – “The Future of Dental Traumatology” – How to improve our present trauma treatment procedures. Prospects for new treatment procedures for presently hopeless cases.

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The Future of Dental Traumatology

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.