bollard course 2020

november 27-28

Bruges, Belgium

An update of the clinical use of Bollard miniplates 
for orthodontists and surgeons ...

Dr. Hugo De Clerck

Dr. Hugo De Clerck was formerly Professor and Chairperson at the Department of Orthodontics at the Universite Catholique de Louvain from 1989 to 2006. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and maintains a private practice in Brussels, Belgium. His research interests are in skeletal anchorage, biomechanics and orthopedics.

Preliminary Program

Friday 27 november 2020

08:00: Registration

09:00 Non-compliance upper molar distalization.

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Molar distalization: en masse or sliding mechanics? Vertical control and transverse changes.

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Bone anchored class III orthopedics: timing and indications.

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Comparison face mask-bone anchored orthopedics. Fixed appliance and long-term retention protocol after orthopedics.

17:30 Q&A

18:00 Drink

Saturday 28 november 2020

09:00 Outcome of Class III orthopedics in non-cleft and cleft patients: skeletal, dento-alveolar and soft tissue changes.

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Placement and removal of miniplates: surgical procedure. Post-surgical follow-up: patients instructions, loading protocol.

12:30 Q&A and conclusions

Register Today

Early bird registration until July 2020

500 €


275 €


  • University certification required​


Registration after July 1st : Doctor 600€ and Student 350€

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Take a peek into Bruges



When one imagines Belgium, they often are thinking of Bruges. Canals loop across the town like a string of pearls, creating the well-earned moniker of ‘the Venice of the North’. With cobblestone paths, brick archways, stone churches and quaint bridges, it’s nearly impossible to take a bad photograph. The addition of swans on the water, horse drawn carriages in the lanes and daffodils in the park make it nearly magical. 

Listed on UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bruges has the best-preserved example of a medieval city centre, with its bell tower leaving over the wide open market. With the centre closed off to cars, all the stunning beauty and culture of this unforgettable city can be easily explored on foot, although a boat ride along the quiet canals is something not to be missed. 

While a small city, to truly uncover the many pleasures around each corner, from lace boutiques and chocolates shops to architectural and historical treasures, give yourself plenty of time to get happily lost.

“We would really love to welcome you in breathtaking Bruges.”



  • Crown Plaza Bruges
  • Burg 10, Bruges, Belgium

Located right in Bruges’ historical centre, Crowne Plaza Hotel Brugge combines modern rooms with leisure facilities 220 m from the Market Square. It includes free WiFi, an on-site restaurant and free access to an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a fitness area. 

In the cellar of Hotel Brugge guests can admire the excavated remains of the famous 12th-century Sint-Donaas church and the relics of a 1,000 year-old city wall. PlazaCafé serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Special hotel rates available to Congress attendees



direct trains to Bruges railway station available from Brussels, Gent and other major Belgian cities

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The nearest airports are:

Brussels international Airport
Charleroi Brussels South Airport
International airport Ostend-Bruges Lille Lesquin, France


Underground car parking on-site, accessible 24-hours with direct access to the conference room.


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