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Prof. dr. Christos Katsaros

Gingival recession in orthodontic patients: long-term progression and interdisciplinary treatment approach

Orthodontic tooth movement can induce gingival recession. The available scientific evidence cannot give a definitive answer to whether orthodontic treatment is a major risk factor for gingival recession in the long-term. The same is true regarding the role of individual patient-related or treatment-related contributing factors.
ctive fixed retainers can also induce unwanted tooth movements, which mainly manifest as inclination and torque changes and are progressive. This presentation will discuss the role of active orthodontic treatment and fixed retention in the development of gingival recession. Moreover, it will illustrate clinical situations needing orthodontic preparation prior to surgical coverage of gingival recession.


Christos Katsaros is Professor and Chair at the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, University of Bern, since 2008. He was trained in Orthodontics at the University of Saarland, Germany, where he also completed his doctoral thesis and his “Habilitation”. He also holds a PhD from Göteborg University, Sweden. From 2000-2002 he was Associate Professor and from 2002-2008 Professor of Orthodontics at the Radboud University Nijmegen. In 2023 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest.