Associate Professor of Research - Melbourne Dental School.
ORTHODONTIC FORCE SYSTEMS AND ROOT RESORPTION
Orthodontically induced inflammatory root resorption (OIIRR) represents an undesirable threat during orthodontic treatment.
Among various analytical tools to study orthodontic tooth movement, the finiteelement analysis (FEA) is probably the method that has been applied the most as it allows to quantify
the state of loading within in the periodontium. This renders FEA a perfect tool to study the risk of OIIRR .
However, the accuracy of FEA in predicting OIIRR relies on the correct modeling of morphology, material properties, loading, and boundary conditions. Then, the results of the FEA should be analyzed and
interpreted in relation to the clinical findings.
In this lecture, various loading scenarios, chosen to match the data available from clinical studies, and different modelling parameters will be presented and reviewed in detail. The results from the in-silico
simulations, obtained using FEA, will be discussed in the light of the clinical evidence.
Dt. CATTANEO CV
Paolo M. Cattaneo is an Associate Professor of Research at the Melbourne Dental School, the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is an Honorary Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The Royal Children’s
Hospital, Victoria – Australia, and is Adjunct Associate Professor at the university of Southern Denmark, Denmark.
His research interests focus on dental biomechanics, 3D imaging in orthodontics, and analysis of dentoalveolar structures and their interaction with external mechanical stimuli
studied using in-vitro, in-vivo, and in-silico models. At present, he is actively involved in projects dealing with clinical outcome analysis in 3D.
He has authored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and book chapters.
Paolo M. Cattaneo received his MSc. in Bio-Mechanical Engineering at Polytechnic of Milan, Italy, and his PhD. in Dentistry from Aarhus University, Denmark.
He successfully completed The Leadership Development Programme for Head of Departments at the Copenhagen Business School – Executive, Copenhagen, Denmark.