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Guy de Pauw

Guy de Pauw

CV Guy de Pauw

Academic degrees
• 1980-1985 Dental Sciences, University of Gent, Belgium
• 1985-1989 Specialisation in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, University of Gent
• Since 1994 Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, The Netherlands
• 2002 PhD, ‘Orthopaedic displacement of the maxilla’, University of Gent
• Postgraduate training in Hospital Management (University Hospital Gent)

Functions at the university
• Since 1989 Full time staff member at the Orthodontic Department
• 1993-2006 Part time staff member at the Orthodontic Department
• Since 2006 Full professor and chairman of the Orthodontic Department
• Since 2006 Coordinator Centre of Congenital Facial Anomalies
• 2007-2011 Dean Dental School
• Since 2007 Coordinator of Orthodontic Master after Master Postgraduate
• Since 2008 Member of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
• 2009-2011 Member of the sector council University Hospital Gent
• Since 2015 Head Dental Department University Hospital Gent

Scientific work
• Supervisor of 4 PhD dissertations in the field of orthodontics
• Author or co-author of a lot of research papers
• Reviewer for many international scientific journals
• Speaker at orthodontic congresses
• Lector in different universities

Memberships clinical boards
• Active member Angle Society of Europe
• Full member Network of Erasmus Based European Orthodontic Postgraduate Programs (NEBEOP)
• Member of the European Board of Orthodontist


The KISS principle 2024

The popular statement “Keep it simple, stupid” (KISS) means “avoid unnecessary complexity” to achieve high-quality treatment results without relying on many of the newer developments in the orthodontic field. In this day of high technology, it is refreshing to remind ourselves of what can be accomplished with a basic approach in diagnosis and a minimal of basic material, keeping in mind the basic underlying principles. Simple does not necessarily equal easy or short treatments. Keeping things simple can be tuff work. A good deal of time and effort must be devoted to allowing treatment to flow smoothly and successfully to the desired goal.
By presenting well treated cases fulfilling these principles, I’ll try to explain that there is no need to skip what was trained prior to all the modern technological developments that we see throughout the literature and in clinical presentations. Of course, we don’t have to see away of the technological developments of the last 20 years are useless – they have made treatment a little easier and more efficient for all of us – but an overreliance on advanced radiographic and digital techniques can result in a diminution of the skills and acumen of the individual clinician, who, in the final analysis, is responsible for the outcome of each treated case.
Basic principles and scientific and technological developments need to come together in orthodontics to continually rededicate ourselves to improve our basic skills. Only technology can never be a substitute for high personal standards and mastery of proven techniques.

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