Andre Wilson Machado
Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Andre Wilson Machado, D.D.S., M.S., PhD is an Associate Professor for an orthodontic program, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. He is also a Visiting Professor at University of California Los Angeles (since 2011). He completed his dental education at School of Dentistry, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil and orthodontic education at Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He completed his Master’s degree at the Pontifical Catholic University and his PhD at the Paulista State University – Araraquara, Brazil. His thesis research work has been published in various international journals, not necessarily limited to orthodontics. He also is an author and co-author of more than 60 articles published worldwide. He has given lectures in more than 30 cities, totaling over 100 presentations. His current focus has been establishing protocols for smile esthetics diagnosis and treatment. Recently, he developed the smile analysis protocol entitled “10 commandments of smile esthetics” and also the “digital smile planning”, a brand new method to diagnosis and planning esthetic treatments in simple software such as Powerpoint and Keynote. He is a member of the Brazilian Association of Orthodontics and of the World Federation of Orthodontics and the actual scientific director of the Brazilian Association of Orthodontics – Section of Bahia.
The demand for esthetic treatments has become routine in health professional offices and for the public worldwide. Consequently, the primary reason patients seek dental treatment is to improve their smile esthetics. Therefore, the aim of this presentation is to introduce the smile analysis protocol entitled: “10 commandments of smile esthetics”.