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Ersilia Barbato

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Ersilia Barbato

Dr. Ersilia Barbato received her dental bachelor degree and Master's degrees in orthodontics and in pediatric dentistry at the University of Rome. In 1993, she earned her Ph.D. degree in Odontostomatologic Diseases and was specialized in Orthodontics at Sapienza University of Rome. She became a university researcher in 1998. Since 2008, she serves as full time professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Sapienza, University of Rome. 

She is currently Head of the Department of Oral and MaxilloFacial Sciences, Head of the Department of Orthodontics Policlinico Umberto Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome as well as Director of the school of specialization in Orthodontics at Sapienza University of Rome.

She is also an elected president of the Italian Society of Orthodontics and author of many publications in national and international journals.
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Rosalinda Leonardi

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Rosalinda Leonardi

Dr. Leonardi is a full time Professor, Head of the Postgraduate Orthodontic Program at the Department of Orthodontics, and Dean of the Dental School at Catania University 

After earning her dental degree from University of Catania in 1985, Dr. Leonardi specialized in Orthodontics and received the Master's degree in Orthodontics from Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Napoli Fredrico. She is also an Associate Editor of Progress in Orthodontics and Editorial Board Member of Angle orthodontics.

Her main interests among others are digital orthodontics, e-learning in orthodontics, cranio-facial development and syndromes, dental anomalies and palatally displaced canine, tooth movement, mediators of tooth movement, and temporomandibular joint dysfunctions.
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How The Digital Revolution Will Create A Better Health Care In Orthodontics

Recent advances in the digital era will be presented. Techniques such as Surface-to-surface matching’ or geometric morphometric method (GMM), procruster analysis and 3D cephalometry will be described.
Results from studies obtained with these new techniques will be presented. Findings will deal with palatal morphology in patient with posterior functional cross-bite, palatally displaced canine and mandibular morphology in adult patients with a maxillay contraction.
Furthremore 3D cranio- facial cephalometry will be discussed notably to justify whether further elaboration of 3D cephalometry is more beneficial than the standard 2D analysis