Ewa Czochrowska, DDS, PhD

Ewa Czochrowska, DDS, PhD

Graduated as a dentist from the Dental Faculty in Warsaw, Poland. She finished a postgraduate training in orthodontics at the University in Oslo, Norway in 1997 then worked as a Research Fellow at the Orthodontic Department, Dental Faculty in Oslo until 2002. In 2003 she was awarded a PhD from the University in Oslo for a thesis on autotransplantation of teeth. For the publication from this work she received the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Dewel Orthodontic Award in 2002. In 2014 she was awarded a habilitation in medical science from the Medical University in Warsaw on her work related to orthodontic treatment of patients with periodontitis.

Dr. Czochrowska was the President of the European Orthodontic Society and she host the EOS Congress in 2014 in Warsaw. She is the President of the Polish Orthodontic Society and the Active Member of the Angle Society of Europe and the European Board of Orthodontists. At present, she serves the position of the Secretary of the Angle Society of Europe. Dr. Czochrowska has organized and co- organized 3 international congresses on tooth transplantation in 2016, 2018 and 2022. Received the Distinguish Teacher Award from the European Orthodontic Society in 2021 and the Sheldon Friel Memorial Lecture award in 2023. At present, she is the Vice Dean for English Dentistry Division, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland and works full-time at the Department of Orthodontics. Since 1997, dr. Czochrowska maintains a private orthodontic practice in Warsaw.

Dr. Czochrowska has authored and coauthored 11 book chapters and over 70 scientific articles. She has lectured extensively worldwide on interdisciplinary treatment related to orthodontics.

Topic: Tooth trauma and orthodontics: recommendations and clinical management.

Tooth trauma mostly affects the upper maxillary incisors in children under 11 years of age, but sometimes also mandibular incisors can be affected. This is of serious concern when planning orthodontic tooth movements because of the increased risk of pulp necrosis and root resorption in these teeth and the presence of posttraumatic pathologies. Different types of tooth trauma will be discussed focusing on the orthodontic management for the most severe conditions. Severe tooth trauma in the deciduous dentition may lead to developmental disturbances of the upper permanent central incisors, such as root dilaceration. In the early permanent dentition trauma leads to incisor avulsion, often combined with alveolar bone loss and this is a main concern for children and their parents.

The guidelines for orthodontic management of traumatized dentition will be discussed and relevant literature and clinical guidelines will illustrate the solutions and outcomes. They include resin-bonded bridges, mesialisation of lateral incisors and autotransplantation of immature teeth with their pros and cons discussed during the lecture.