Queen’s professor talks at IOC
Professor Donald Burden, director of the Queens’ University Belfast Centre for Dental Education was among the speakers at the International Orthodontic Congress (IOC) in London recently.
The meeting, which was co-hosted by the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) and the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO), brought together nearly 6,000 dental professionals from 116 countrues.
Prof Burden’s talk looked at the contribution of orthodontic treatment to general health and wellbeing, highlighting the benefits in psychological and social well-being. The presentation also included the results of a longitudinal study completed at the Queen’s University Dental School which explored both the psychological and social benefits of orthognathic treatment.
The IOC saw Professor Nigel Hunt and Professor Birte Melsen awarded honorary membership of the WFO while Bill DeKock, a founder of the WFO, received the first service award which has been created in his name. Tribute was paid to them all by Dr Roberto Justus, president of the WFO.