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Hyeon-Shik Hwang

Hyeon-Shik Hwang

Professor
Chonnam National University School of Dentistry
Korea

Biography

Dr. Hwang is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics at Chonnam National University School of Dentistry, Gwangju, Korea. He received his DDS and PhD degrees from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. He has treated many adult patients focusing on esthetics and periodontal health and has developed many innovative clinical techniques to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment to the benefit of both the patient and practitioner. Dr. Hwang is also interested in the diagnosis of dentofacial deformity patients. He has developed many innovative devices for the evaluation of facial asymmetry 2- and 3-dimensionally. As one of early adopters of cone-beam volume imaging, he has given a special emphasis on the management of surgical cases leading to a development of a specific imaging modality named CG ceph (CBCT-generated cephalograms). Regarding surgery-first orthodontics, he incorporated it into his practice in 2009. He has developed a clinical guideline for the construction of surgical occlusion and post-surgical management in surgery-first patients so that more dentofacial deformity patients can benefit from this unique approach. As the president of Korean Society of Surgery-first Orthodontics, he has given a number of lectures and provided hands-on courses on this topic. Dr. Hwang, as a faculty at the university hospital, has maintained a successful clinical practice for 25 years. He is also recognized as the former Editor-in-Chief of Korean Journal of Orthodontics (KJO) which is well known as one of the SCI Journals.

Research Interest

Diagnosis of dentofacial deformity, Surgery-first orthodontics