In recent years there has been a proliferation in orthodontic “quick fixes” or short term orthodontics. These treatment plans often focus on simple alignment of the visible teeth without taking into account orthodontic issues with the entire dentition.
Dr Siva presented on this topic to Specialist Orthodontists and General Dental Practitioners at the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons 2016 Convocation in Hobart, Tasmania. During his Orthodontics Masterclass Dr Siva emphasised the importance of sound biomechanical principles in addressing a patient’s malocclusion and highlighted the need to distinguish between marketing “spin” and sound orthodontic principles. Dr Siva shared his experience in utilising the latest techniques and technologies and encouraged participants to objectively assess what is available on the market.
Dr Siva collaborated with Professor Benedict Wilmes of Dusseldorf University to publish an article in the Australian Orthodontic Journal in November 2015. Professor Wilmes is both a Specialist Orthodontist and Specialist Oral Surgeon and is considered a leading authority in the use of skeletal anchorage systems.
The article was entitled “Closure of an Open Bite Using the ‘Mousetrap’ Appliance: A 3-year Follow-up” and involved the closure of an open bite using the “Mousetrap” appliance.
A full copy of the article is available on our website at Giving Back / Education & Research.
In May 2015 was an examiner for the Orthodontic Residents at Harvard University as they prepared for their Board examinations.
Dr Siva is a Faculty Member and Visiting Lecturer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Boston Childrens’ Hopsital Department of Dentistry. He was appointed to this role following completion of a 2 year Fellowship in Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Orthodontics and a Masters of Public Health at Harvard University and Boston Childrens Hospital. He returns to Boston on a regular basis to assist with teaching the Harvard Orthodontic Residents and was honoured to be involved in their examinations.
Dr Siva has been awarded a prestigious 40under40 award. These awards recognise the passion, vision and achievements of young Western Australians and the contribution they are making to the future of our state. Congratulations Dr Siva, we are very proud of you! http://www.40under40.com.au/Winner/Dr-Siva-Vasudavan