TP Orthodontics Inc, La Porte, Ind, recently welcomed several orthodontists to its Clinical Advisory Board. Joining the board are James J. Jasper, DDS; Daniel J. Rinchuse, DMD, PhD, MDS, MS; Donald J. Rinchuse, DMD, PhD, MDS, MS; Daniel German, DDS; and Messias Rodrigues, DDS, MS. Collectively, these doctors bring well over 100 years of clinical orthodontic expertise to TPO, which is in line with the company’s commitment to offer products developed and tested by orthodontists, for orthodontists.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to have this prominent group participate in our ongoing research and development efforts” says Sandra Hoefer, vice president for global marketing. “Orthodontists worldwide will benefit from the influence and expertise of this board of clinical professionals.”
The Company will host a 2-day symposium this December in Scottsdale, Ariz, where orthodontists will be invited to attend lectures given by each of the Advisory Board members. Details and registration information for this exclusive event can be found at tportho.com. The symposium will be the official kickoff to a series of events planned for 2015 and beyond.
Jasper is an expert on Class II correction. He began his 45-year career in Denmark as an orthodontic instructor, where he also learned from Arne Bjork and others how the face developed. His works have been published globally, and he has lectured in over 35 countries. Jasper has a private practice in Fairview, Ore, and holds several patents on Class II Correctors.
Daniel J. Rinchuse has combined an academic career and clinical practice for almost 40 years. He has authored over 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is co-author of Evidence-Based Clinical Orthodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and an editorial consultant for a number of journals, including the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and the European Journal of Orthodontics. He is currently professor and program director at Seton Hill University Graduate Program in Orthodontics.
Donald J. Rinchuse has been involved in orthodontic practice and orthodontic education for almost 40 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is also a manuscript review consultant for many professional journals, including the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He was recognized as one of the top reviewers for the AJO-DO for 2013 and has published over 120 articles, several book chapters, and one book, with another to be published this fall. He is a recognized expert on the topic of “Occlusion, Function, and TMD.”
German has been in private practice for nearly 30 years. In addition to his practice, he is an assistant clinical professor of orthodontics at The Ohio State University. He has held various advisory positions relating to emerging technologies, 3D imaging, and practice management. He has lectured on various clinical and practice management topics.
Rodrigues has a private practice in San Paulo, Brazil, and is an associate professor of orthodontics at Taubate University. He is the author of The Simplified Straight-Wire Technique, and has published articles in US and international orthodontic journals. Rodrigues has lectured throughout Brazil, Europe, China, and the Philippines on various clinical topics.