14th BENEfit User Meeting

16th & 17th May 2025

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16th May 2025: Pre-Congress Course: Wilmes & Ludwig

17th May 2025: 14th Benefit User Meeting

Topics: 1. Aligner vs. Fixed Braces – 2. Anchorage in the Mandible


Prof. Dr. Ravi Nanda



Dr. Kenji Ojima



Prof. Dr. Benedict Wilmes



PD Dr. Björn Ludwig



Dr. Elvira Patroi



Prof. Dr. Dr. Dirk Wiechmann



Dr. Cesare Luzi



Prof. Dr. Dr. Bernd Lapatki

Dr. Maximilian Küffer



Matthias Peper



Dr. Sunil Hirani



Dr. Nour Tarraf


Prof. Dr. Benedict Wilmes & PD. Dr. Björn Ludwig

The Battle of Concepts between Benedict & Björn – From TADs, Aligners & Fixed Braces, Emotions, Struggles, Friendship, and More.


Friday Course (09.00 - 17-00h)

Prof. Dr. Benedict Wilmes (Düsseldorf, Germany)


09.00 - 09.15h

Dr. Nour Tarraf (Sydney, Australia)

Efficient invisible treatment: Practical use of TADs with aligners and fixed braces


09:15 - 09:40h

Prof. Dr. Dr. Dirk Wiechmann (Bad Essen, Germany)

Skeletal anchorage in the orthodontic practice – clinical application and state of evidence

09:40- 10:05h

Dr. Sunil Hirani (London, Great Britain)

Invisible orthodontics using TADS and aligners or fixed – what should we choose and why?

10:05 - 10:30h

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00h

Dr. Kenji Ojima (Tokyo, Japan)

TADs and my journey from lingual braces to Invisalign, and finally to direct printed aligners

11:00 - 11:25h

Dr. Elvira Patroi (Bucharest, Romania)

Aligners and palatal TADs – The Game Changer in esthetic Orthodontics

11:25 - 11:50h

Mathias Peper (Cologne, Germany)

Staging protocols for a reliable combination of Sliders & Aligners

11:50 - 12:15 h

Prof. Dr. Ravi Nanada moderates the Round Table Discussion

Aligner vs. fixed braces – How do TADs change paradigms?

How to couple sliders with aligners vs. fixed braces?

When are fixed braces needed?

Are sliders more needed in aligner cases?

12:15 - 13:00h

Lunch Break

13:00 - 14:00h

Prof. Dr. Ravi Nanda (Connecticut, USA)

TADs in the mandible – what are the best mechanics?

14:00 - 14:25h

Prof. Dr. Dr. Bernd Lapatki (Ulm, Germany)

TADs in the lower jaw – creative solutions for sagittal and vertical problems

14:25 - 14:50h

Dr. Cesare Luzi (Rome, Italy)

What I learned in 20 years using mandibular TADs in private practice

14:50 - 15:15h

Coffee Break

15:15 - 15:45 h

PD Dr. Björn Ludwig (Traben-Trarbach, Germany)

The Mandible – The Problem Child in the Face Family.

15:45 -16:10h

Dr. Maximilian Küffer (Düsseldorf, Germany)

Is the Mentoplate a recommendable alternative to mini-implants?

16:10 - 16:35h

Prof. Dr. Benedict Wilmes (Düsseldorf, Germany)

Mini-Implants in the lower arch – the take home messages!

16:35 - 17:00 h

The Venue: Hotel Kö59 Düsseldorf
Special room rates (available until 8th March 2025):
Single room: 199 € | Double room: 229 €
Booking code: „BENEfit User Meeting“

Hotel Kö59 –  Düsseldorf

Congress Venue

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Get-Together: Tino´s Bar

Friday, 16th May– from 17:00 h to  19:00 h
Snacks, Drinks & Music


Benefit Party: Canoo Boat
(The boat is stationary and will not depart!)

Saturday, 17th May– 20:00 h to 2:00 h

Flying Buffet, Drinks & Party


Tino´s Bar
Königsallee 59


Robert-Lehr-Ufer 19
40474 Düsseldorf

Ticket: 95,-€; Postgraduates: 65,–€ (plus 19% TAX)
(incl. food and drinks)

Registration Fees:
– User Meeting: 490,- €

(postgraduate students: 360,- €)

– Pre-Congress Course on Friday: 490,- €

(postgraduate students: 360,- €)

Prices are including lunch, coffee breaks and „Get Together Party“ on Friday.

All fees are plus 19% VAT.

SUPER EARLY BIRD discount: 15% (until 15.9.24)
EARLY BIRD discount: 10% (until 31.10.24)


Click here for REGISTRATION

For questions: congress@bb-mc.com



Poster Presentation (Deadline: 28.2.2025)
More Information about Poster Submission

Record of the 13th Benefit User Meeting

Review Teaser 13th Benefit User Meeting


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