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Paola Cozza

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Paola Cozza

Dr. Paola Cozza is a Professor at Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Rome from which she obtained her bachelor's degree and her Postgraduate Orthodontics diploma.

During the period from 2010 to 2015, Dr. Paola Cozza was the president of the Master Degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, University of Rome. She also occupied the position of Director of the School of Specialization in Orthodontics, and Head of the Specialized Orthodontic Activity Sector at the Tor Vergata University Hospital.

Moreover, Dr. Paola is an author of 15 books and more than 200 publications in International Journals and more than 300 oral contributions or posters at international conferences. She is also a reviewer for Angle Orthodontics, European Journal of Orthodontics, Progress in Orthodontics.

She is an active member SIDO, , WFO and EOS. Moreover, she served as a Cultural Secretary of SIDO during the period from 2008-2009. In 2017, she was elected as the President of Italian society of orthodontics.
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Letizia Perillo

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Letizia Perillo

Dr Letizia is a full time  Professor at the School of Medicine & Surgery at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Naples, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.

She graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1986 and specialized in Orthodontics in 1989 at the University of Naples Federico II. She completed her orthodontic training with a postgraduate fellowship at the University of Michigan in 1993 and a PhD in Interceptive Orthodontics at the University of Florence in 1997.

Moreover, she is member of the Editorial Board of several orthodontic and dental journals, author and co-author of over 300 publications and eight textbooks. She is a regular speaker at national and international conferences and received several awards and distinctions.

Her research interests include early treatment, non-extraction treatment, cleft lip and palate, dentofacial orthopaedics and genetics.
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Dentofacial Orthopedics in Class III Malocclusion... our experience

Dento-skeletal Class III malocclusions in growing children remain one of the most challenging problems in orthodontics. Class III are disharmonies of the middle and/or lower third of the face, sometimes involving the cranial base too,characterized by negative overjet and concave profile and developing into malformations in the most severe cases.
The early treatment in growing patients is a widely discussed in the literature mainly due to the uncertainly of stable long term results.
Several therapeutic alternative have been developed to treat Class III dento-skeletal disharmony at an early stage
The efficacy and benefits of early treatment in developing Class III malocclusion will be analyzed and the importance of the ideal timing will be discussed.