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Research on dental adjustment awarded European distinction

2017-06-21

RESEARCH. PhD student Niels Ganzer, NPD, has received the award for best research presentation at the annual European Dentistry Conference in Montreux. The research relates to a new method for measuring with 3D scanning how teeth move in tandem control.

Niels Ganzer- It is very satisfying. Spending hour after hour in front of a computer and then suddenly being called to a large stage in front of 2000 colleagues, it is overwhelming to feel appreciation from so many for my research and that I was able to present it well, says Niels Ganzer.

Niels Ganzer is a dental specialist in orthodontics and works with dental braces and fixtures. His research at Malmö University pertains to the evaluation of the effects of a new method using 3D-scanned models to measure how teeth adjust. To measure the difference between before and after a treatment, the start- and end models need to be placed on top of each other.

- This is particularly difficult with dental braces or fixtures since the jaws continue to grow and teeth continue to adjust. My method applies a new technique that makes it possible to find reference points despite variations during treatment, says Niels Ganzer.

He has conducted randomized trials in 80 patients and will use the new method to evaluate the treatment result. The objective of Ganzer’s research is to compare a new treatment method using small screws in the jaw applying a conventional method.