WIN $1000 AND THE PRESTIGOUS KESLING AWARD
ABOUT THE AWARD
Harold Kesling is long regarded as the forefather of clear aligner therapy. Australasian Clear Aligner Society is excited to develop an award which pays respect to his amazing and innovative contribution and legacy to orthodontics!
Harold Dean Kesling (April 8, 1901 – 1979) was an American Orthodontist who is known for developing the tooth positioning appliance called “Positioner”. This appliance is used in Orthodontics at the end of treatment to allow teeth to settle in occlusion.
In 1945, H.D. Kesling stated that “Major tooth movements could be accomplished with a series of Positioners by changing the teeth on the setup slightly as treatment progresses.” The history of clear aligner therapy began when H.D. Kesling pioneered the concept of straightening teeth without braces with the invention of the “Positioner.”
H.D. Kesling founded orthodontic company TP Orthodontics, Inc. in 1959.
Eligibility: The Kesling Award is open to all ACAS members (excluding speakers) who will be present at ACAS2020.
HOW TO ENTER
HOW TO ENTER: Entry is simple, send in complete records of your case including full set of orthodontic photos and OPG and Lateral Ceph. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org before 11.59pm December 31st, 2019. Each person can enter a maximum of three (3) cases. Please ensure you have consent from your patient to use their images.
DRAW DATE AND PRIZES
When will it be drawn: ACAS2020 cocktail party (Friday, 21st February).
1 x $1000 Cash prize (Society vote)
1 x $1000 Red Balloon Voucher (Peer Vote)