The Speakers

Dr Lars Christensen

DDS, MSc, PhD, MOrth RCS(Edin)
Lars is in private orthodontic practice in Oxford.
He is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London.
Dr Lars Christensen

Lars graduated from the Royal Dental College, Denmark in 1990. He then received his PhD in 1993 from the Departments of Orthodontics and Medical Anatomy at the University of Copenhagen. He gained an MSc in Orthodontics and Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh after postgraduate studies at Guy’s Hospital, London.

Lars lectures extensively, having given more than 380 lectures around the world, including Australasia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and both North and South America. He is a member of the British, European and American Associations of Orthodontics and is an active Member of the Southern California component of the Edward H Angle Society.

He has held clinical advisory roles with 3M Unitek and 3Shape (intra-oral scanners), and has also been a beta tester on several projects for Formlabs (3D printers).

Lars's current research interests focus on clinical applications of digital technologies, modern bonding materials, MBT treatment mechanics, and aesthetic adult treatment. Lars was the first to import 3D metal appliances to the UK. His publications include developmental aspects of tooth development, anatomy, orthodontic bonding, aesthetic orthodontics, treatment mechanics and digital orthodontics.

Dr Richard Cousley

BSc, BDS, MSc, FDS, MOrth, FDS(Orth) RCS
Richard is in private orthodontic practice in Peterborough.
He also acts as an honorary consultant orthodontist for the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Richard Cousley

Richard is widely regarded as an expert in both orthodontic skeletal anchorage, and in 3D software and printing applications in clinical orthodontics.  He developed the InfinitasTM mini-implant system (in 2007) which is the most widely used TAD in the UK and currently sold in over 50 countries. He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed clinical and research papers, plus two editions of his textbook: ‘The Orthodontic Mini-implant Clinical Handbook’.  Richard created a clinical protocol for (palatal alveolar) mini-implant assisted molar intrusion and established the UK’s leading one-day hands-on mini-implant teaching course. He has lectured across the world on mini-implants and more recently on 3D printing in orthodontics.

Richard was a NHS hospital-based consultant orthodontist in Peterborough, 2001-2017, with a large orthognathic and complex caseload. In 2018 he created the Priestgate Clinic, a bespoke multi-disciplinary clinic, in order to concentrate on patient-focussed services, clinical efficiency and the integration of rapidly evolving 3D imaging and digital technologies. This has resulted in recent innovations such as CAD-CAM mini-implant stents, virtual orthognathic wafer preparation, the digital Twin Block appliance & UK-designed 3D printed RME options.

Richard has also acted as an associate editor for the Journal of Orthodontics, a referee for eight orthodontic journals, and a Royal College of Surgeons (England) examiner for the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) specialist qualifying examination. He’s a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the British Orthodontic Society, the Royal College of Surgeons of England (Faculty of Dental Surgery) and the World Federation of Orthodontists.

Each date limited to 12 attendees