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Carlos Flores-Mir

Carlos Flores-Mir

University of Alberta


Employment:                     Tenured Professor at the University of Alberta

                                           Extramural Private Practice as an Associate Orthodontist in Edmonton, Canada

Current Position:               Director, School of Dentistry Graduate Studies, University of Alberta (since March 20)

                                           Orthodontic Program Director, University of Alberta (since July 10)

                                           Visiting Professor, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (since Dec 22)

                                           Part-time Professor, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (since Sep 02)

                                           Assistant Editor, The Angle Orthodontist (Since April 12)

                                           Associate Editor, Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics (Since January 15)

                                           Associate Editor, Journal of World Federation of Orthodontics (Since April 17)

                                           Associate Editor, Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research (Since May 20)

Education:                         DDS (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia – Peru - 1994)

                                           Certificate in Orthodontics (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia – Peru - 1998)

                                           BSc in Stomatology (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia – Peru - 1994)

                                           MSc in Stomatology (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia – Peru - 1999)

                                           DSc in Stomatology (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia – Peru - 2002)

                                           Postdoctoral Fellowship in Orthodontics (University of Alberta- Canada - 2005)

Presentations:                   More than 175 international presentations around the topics of Clinical Orthodontics and Evidence-based Orthodontics

Publications:                      9 book chapters, 390 peer-reviewed articles and 43 commentaries published


The orthodontic patient experience – a tale of two sides


Orthodontic treatment success is an ambiguous goal. Historically treatment success has been quantified through the orthodontist lenses, specifically through occlusal outcomes.  This approach may provide only one side of the coin. Even more challenging, it may not matter to the patient. Lately, the orthodontic community has felt a significant push to assess patient-oriented outcomes. Such views may or may not be well-aligned with the orthodontist's views. Are we facing a clear dichotomic view of the same reality from two distinct sets of lenses? This presentation will take us through a journey of fascinating discovery that will help us better understand the other side of the tale. We will delve into the orthodontic journey from the start (data-gathering and informed consent process) through the process (continuous informed consent and treatment goal adaptations) until the end (when to stop and who makes the call). But do we really end at a specific point – what about retention? Or is it a forever relationship like a marriage?