SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS

Young Guk PARK

Korea

Prof. Young Guk Park is a world renowned researcher, author, and speaker in clinical orthodontics and basic science of craniofacial biology, especially in signal transduction of osteoblast differentiation. He is the Professor of Orthodontics of Kyung Hee University, Seoul, where he is the Dean of the School of Dentistry.Prof. Young Guk Park is a world renowned researcher, author, and speaker in clinical orthodontics and basic science of craniofacial biology, especially in signal transduction of osteoblast differentiation. He is the Professor of Orthodontics of Kyung Hee University, Seoul, where he is the Dean of the School of Dentistry.

He is the Past President of the KAO Korean Association of Orthodontists and its associate Foundation KAOF, and he is currently the President of the Korean Academy of Dental Education. His main interest lies in the lingual orthodontics with individually tailored appliance system, and accelerating tooth movement with CorticisionTM, which was developed by himself, involving minor periodontal procedure without flap elevation, and "light accelerated orthodontics with LED".

He was the Visiting Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine from 1994 to 1995, and is currently the Guest Professor of Osaka Dental University, Japan, Guest Professor of Dalian Medical University, China, and Guest Professor of Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

He received his DMD degree from the Kyung Hee University, Seoul in 1981, and finished his orthodontic training at the Kyung Hee University Hospital with certification in 1984. He holds Master of Science in Orthodontics (1984), PhD in Oral Biology/Orthodontics (1990), and MBA in healthcare administration (2000).