Curriculum vitae

Hans-Peter Bantleon received his M.D. in 1979 and his D.D.S. in 1981 both at the University of Graz, Austria. He was appointed an assistant at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and assistant professor at the Department of Orthodontics. He obtained his qualification as university lecturer for dentistry with special regard to orthodontics in Graz in 1989. In 1992, he became a full professor as well as Head of the Department of Orthodontics at the University Clinic of Dentistry Vienna, which was granted a Certificate of Membership of the Postgraduate Programme in Orthodontics (Network of Erasmus-Based European Orthodontic Programs) in 2014.
Since 2018, Professor Bantleon has been Emeritus Professor and also runs two surgeries/ dental offices in Vienna. From 1996 to 2015 he acted as Chair of the Austrian Society of Orthodontists and from 2005 to 2018 was President of the Annual International Vienna Orthodontic Symposium. In 2006, he was appointed President of the 82nd Congress of the European Orthodontic Society (EOS). In 2016, he received the “Österreichisches Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst“, the highest decoration for scientists granted by the Austrian Republic. He gave the Sheldon Friel Memorial Lecturer in Montreux in 2017 at the 93rd Congress of the EOS. In 2018, he became an Honorary Member of the “Österreichische Gesellschaft für Zahn-Mund- und Kieferheilkunde”. He is a member of the EOS, American Orthodontic Society and World Federation of Orthodontists, as well as of the Angle Society of Europe. Professor Bantleon has authored and co-authored more than 200 publications as well as several textbook chapters in his research fields of biomechanics, bonding techniques and materials and he has lectured at many national and international conferences.


Straight teeth with a minimum of side effects and harm – an update of the Vienna concept
This postgraduate lecture will focus on some of the most common treatment plans, which include the following: levelling, space closure and space opening, as well as treatment of deep and open bites.
In general, the first step in any orthodontic treatment is levelling. This procedure will be explained with respect to the geometry between the respective single teeth in the vertical, as well as horizontal, space.
A desirable result for both space closure and space opening is the ability to move the teeth bodily. One technique for doing so involves the use of lever arms, which will be introduced.
In order to solve the problem of a deep bite, various methods have been suggested, including the Burstone intrusion arch. This method will also be dealt with.
Open bite management will be discussed, including the use of a curve of Spee in the upper arch and a reverse curve of Spee in the lower arch, as well as elastics, depending on the occlusion.
All of these mechanical steps will be analysed and illustrated in depth.

Aim, Objectives & Learning Outcomes

  • Aim: To provide a detailed overview of the biomechanical considerations encountered every day in clinical practice.
  • Objectives: This lecture will provide an enhanced understanding of the different options available to achieve levelling, space opening/ closure and management of deep and open bites.
  • Learning outcomes: Following this presentation, delegates should have acquired contemporary knowledge of the different methods for managing the occlusal features detailed above, along with supporting clinical and research evidence.