1st Benefit User Meeting Romania

1st Benefit User Meeting Romania

Skeletal anchorage for clinical excellence!





Medic rezident


Medic specialist


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19/09/2024, ora 23:00.


The Benefit system for palatal anchorage is one of the most essential innovations in orthodontics ever. It allows a large scale of clinical applications to emerge from the anchorage location outside the dento-alveolar system. The conference organized in Bucharest in September 2023 aims to spread information on the benefit system's clinical usage to all interested. We will have two days of outstanding presentations: from sliding mechanics to palatal expansion, from usage with fixed appliances to use with aligners.


Benedict Wilmes

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Prof. Benedict Wilmes completed postgraduate training in oral surgery at the department of maxillofacial surgery of the University of Münster in Germany and later received a postgraduate degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf in Germany. In 2013, he was made a full professor at the department of orthodontics at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. His primary interest is non-compliance and invisible orthodontic treatment strategies (temporary anchorage devices and aligners). Dr Wilmes has invented numerous treatment techniques and appliances in orthodontics, such as MARPE, the Hybrid Hyrax, Mesialslider, Beneslider, Mousetrap molar intrusion, BAT (Benefit for Aligner Technique). He has authored more than 200 articles and textbook chapters, is a reviewer for numerous journals and has delivered more than 400 lectures and courses in 70 countries. He was awarded the first prize of the German Orthodontic Society in 2007, the first prize of the European Orthodontic Society in 2009, the first prize of the German Society for Lingual Orthodontics in 2018, and the Award of the International Academy of Clear Aligners in 2019. He is an associate editor of APOS Trends in Orthodontics and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Aligner Orthodontics. He is an active member of the Angle Society (Eastern component).

Sercan Akyalcin


Dr. Sercan Akyalcin is the Head of Orthodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He has a DDS-PhD degree and is a graduate of the orthodontic program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He was a faculty member at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, where he also served as the chair and graduate program director of Orthodontics before joining Harvard University. Dr. Akyalcin is active in many leadership roles, serving on the Northeast Society of Orthodontists (NESO) Board of Directors and representing NESO on the House of Delegates at the AAO. He also advocates for the Northeast region on the AAO Council on Education. As a dental educator and orthodontist, he has published over fifty peer-reviewed papers, co-edited a textbook, contributed to twelve other orthodontic books, and served on the editorial boards of orthodontic and dental journals. In addition, he has been recognized with several awards in the field, including the 2019 Edward H. Angle Research Prize. Additionally, he serves as an examiner for the Council on Dental Education and the American Board of Orthodontics.

Kieran Daly


Dr. Daly graduated with an honors degree in dental science at Trinity College Dublin. He is a Member of the Faculty of Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is also a member of Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and got an Honors Master’s Degree in Orthodontics from Trinity College Dublin. Dr.Daly is a Fellow in Orthodontics of the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a FACE Advanced Orthodontics Certified doctor. Since 2022, he has also been a Member of the European Angle Society.

Sophie Ylinen


Dr. Sophie Ylinen is an orthodontist of Finnish-Austrian origin, born in 1990. She completed her postgraduate degree at the University of Düsseldorf in 2020, and has been practicing as an orthodontist in a private clinic since 2021. Dr. Ylinen specializes in treating complex orthodontic cases, with a particular focus on aligners in combination with skeletal anchorage. She has been working with the Benefit System on a daily basis since 2016.

Adina Sirbu


Dr. Adina Sirbu received her dental degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj Napoca. She also holds a Ph.D. in Orthodontics from the same university. In 2006, she completed Vienna's "Roth Williams 2-year functional occlusion" program. Since 2008, she has served as an assistant professor in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj Napoca.
In 2020 she got her Ph.D degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj Napoca.
Dr. Sirbu is a well-respected expert in her field and has presented at numerous conferences and congresses both in Romania and internationally. In 2019, she was even invited to be a keynote speaker at the Irish Orthodontics Society.
Dr. Adina Sirbu is the owner of a private dental clinic in Cluj Napoca, Romania. She also collaborates closely with a private dental clinic in Switzerland, where she primarily treats interdisciplinary patients.

Odette Bodo


Dr. Odette Bodo is an orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics specialist who graduated from UMF “Iuliu Hațieganu” Cluj-Napoca in 2012. She has been working as an orthodontist at Avella Dental Office and BrOni Implant since 2015. In addition, she is a lecturer at Ortho Academy. Dr. Bodo is skilled in various orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign and braces. She has experience working with both children and adults and her areas of interest include adult orthodontics, orthognathic surgery, scheletal anchorage, and “invisible” orthodontics.

Elvira Patroi


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Dr. Elvira Patroi completed her college education and orthodontic training from the University “Carol Davila” Bucharest. Since then, she has dedicated her time and energy to a full clinical private orthodontic practice. Currently, she is the president of the Romanian Society for Aligners and is among the leading doctors in the aligner technique. She is well-known on social media forums for her patients' appreciation, who recommend her for empathy, expertise, and professionalism. She has been a member of the Master Aligner Academy since 2020. In 2014, she became a specialized orthodontist and participated in “The Tweed advanced course in edgewise mechanics” in Tucson, Arizona at the Tweed International foundation for orthodontic research. Dr. Patroi graduated from the master “The straight wire 2 years orthodontic program” presented by Dr. Davide Mirabella, Dr. Luca Lombardo, and Dr. Enzo Pasciutti. In 2017, she graduated from the FACE master - functional and cosmetic excellence 2 years advanced orthodontics course led by Dr. Renato Cocconi, Dr. Domingo Martin, and Dr. Alberto Canabez. Dr. Patroi attended several in-office courses conducted by top clinicians like Dr. Davide Mirabella, Dr. Inigo Bollain, Dr. Bjorn Ludwig, and Dr. Alessandro Greco. She participated in numerous international European congresses and attended several courses about skeletal anchorage and aligners therapy. She is certified in the invisible lingual technique Incognito and in the Invisalign therapy.

Mircea Ghergie


Dr. Ghergie is an Associate Professor at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hațieganu" in Cluj-Napoca. He works in the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Ghergie completed his dental medicine degree at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca. He then obtained a postgraduate degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, as well as a PhD in Medical Sciences.
In addition to his academic work, Dr. Ghergie is a lecturer at Ortho Academy and the owner of Avella Dental Office, a private practice in Cluj-Napoca. He is also a certified instructor in the Alexander Discipline, having completed the instructors' course at the Alexander Foundation for Orthodontics Research and Education in Arlington, Texas.
Dr. Ghergie has a strong interest in dental and facial aesthetics and has completed a one-year master course in Dental Esthetics at Zahnmedizinisches Fortbildungszentrum in Stuttgart, Germany. He is also a reviewer for the Medicine and Pharmacy Reports Journal.

Andrei Iacob


Dr. Andrei Iacob received his DDS degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, Romania. He completed his postgraduate program in Orthodontics at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davilla" Bucharest. In 2011-2013, Dr. Iacob was part of the first group in Romania to participate in the "FACE - 2 years advanced orthodontics program" in Cluj Napoca, Romania.
He has been invited as a guest lecturer at various national and international conferences, and owns a multidisciplinary clinic in Bucharest.

Bogdan Geamanu


Dr. Geamanu earned a DDS degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davilla" in Bucharest. He also completed the Orthodontics program at the same university. In 2011-2013, Dr. Geamanu participated in the first group in Romania of the "FACE – 2 years advanced orthodontics program" in Cluj Napoca.
Dr. Geamanu has been a guest lecturer at various national and international conferences. Additionally, he owns an exclusive orthodontic practice in Bucharest.


20 September 2024

Prof. Benedict Wilmes

Introduction to Benefit System

Prof. Benedict Wilmes

Benefit for Aligners Technique

Dr. Kieran Daly

Guided Surgery for Benefit System. An Improved Daily Clinical Experience

Dr. Sophie Ylinen

Navigating Complex Cases: Treating Challenging Orthodontic Scenarios with Aligners and TADs

Dr. Adina Sirbu

Beyond the Boundaries of Traditional Orthodontic Treatment

Dr. Bogdan Geamanu

Palatal Expansion: Surgical vs. Screw-Born Appliances

21 September 2024

Dr. Dan Andrei Iacob

Taking Full Advantage of the Benefit System in Multidisciplinary Complex Cases

Dr. Elvira Patroi

Better Together: Aligners and Sliders, an Upgrade of Our Current Practice

Prof. Sercan Akyalcin

What Have we Learned from Practice About Skeletal Expansion in Adults and Adolescents?

Prof. Sercan Akyalcin

How to Transform the Clinical Outcome by Mastering the Vertical Management of the Case

Dr. Odette Bodo & Dr. Mircea Ghergie

Using The Benefit System to Expand Your Everyday Treatment Limits. Special Situations and When to Troubleshoot.

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