The Regional Award of Merit, which was created in 2015, recognizes WFO members who make significant contributions to orthodontics, whether through academic, research, clinical practice or leadership and service in organized orthodontics. A nominee must be, or have been, a Fellow, Academic, or Retired Member of the WFO.
Dr. Trevor Hodge
Dr. Hodge received the Regional Award of Merit during the 2019 British Orthodontic Conference of the British Orthodontic Society, held September 19-21, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.
After completing orthodontic residency programs at the University of Birmingham Dental School and the Eastman Dental Institute in London, Dr. Hodge became a Consultant Orthodontist at the Leeds Dental Institute in 2005, where he continues in that position. His practice focuses on joint orthognathic cases and the management of patients with cleft lip and palate as well as supervision of Masters’ theses and postgraduate clinical training.
In 2007 Dr. Hodge co-founded the first course in the United Kingdom to train Orthodontic Therapists and several of his more than 40 publications have addressed career and training issues involving Orthodontic Therapists. In 2015 Dr. Hodge served as chair of the Allied Health Professional Program of the 8th WFO International Orthodontic Conference, held in London. In addition, he established education grants for the Congress that funded the fee, accommodation costs and travel for 35 young orthodontists from the developing world to attend. Each grant recipient presented a research poster providing a legacy for those countries represented.
Dr. Hodge was appointed an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in Orthodontics at the University of Leeds in 2015, with research interests including clinical and applied research, dental public health and health services research, and research in dental education. He is an examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) for the Membership in Orthodontics exam. Dr. Hodge has lectured both nationally at the British Orthodontic Conference and internationally at the 7th and 8th IOC in Sydney and London. In 2018 he achieved European Board of Orthodontists accreditation and in the same year received the 2018 BOS Maurice Berman Prize for Clinical Excellence for the second time.
Dr. Keki Mistry
Dr. Mistry received the WFO Regional Award of Merit during a presentation in Mumbai on November 17, 2019.
Dr. Mistry serves as a consulting orthodontist with the private practice in Mumbai that he established more than 50 years ago.
After receiving his dental degree from the University of Mumbai and then completing the orthodontic residency program at the University of Illinois in the United States, Dr. Mistry went on to become one of the first specialists to bring orthodontic treatment to people in India. His education has also included masters and doctoral degrees in Public Dental Health at the University of London and the Royal College of Surgeons, London, United Kingdom. In addition, he received a medical degree from the International Open University at Copenhagen Denmark.
A former professor and Head of Orthodontics at the Government Dental College and Hospital in Mumbai, Dr. Mistry is now a professor emeritus of the college. Active in organized dentistry in India throughout much of his career, he is a founding member and past president of the Indian Orthodontic Society, a past president of the Indian Dental Association, and served as president of most other dental organizations in India.
Dr. Mistry originated the first World Health Organization (WHO) Oral Health Day and served as a consultant on oral health to the WHO. Also committed to community service, he held leadership positions with Rotary International and was president of the Rotary Club – North in Bombay.
Dr. Moschos A. Papadopoulos
Dr. Papadopoulos received the WFO Regional Award of Merit on December 7, 2019 during the 22nd Panhellenic Congress of the Orthodontic Society of Greece and the Orthodontic Society of Northern Greece in Thessaloniki.
Professor of Orthodontics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dr. Papadopoulos is also the Orthodontic Department’s chairman and program director. He completed the orthodontic residency program at the University of Freiburg in Germany after graduating from the Aristotle University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Papadopoulos is a past president of the Balkan Association of Orthodontic Specialists and of the Orthodontic Society of Northern Greece. He was an honorary editor of the Hellenic Orthodontic Review and served as assistant editor of the World Journal of Orthodontics and as the associate editor of Stoma. He has served on the Editorial Boards of 19 peer-reviewed journals, and as referee for 40 orthodontic, dental and medical journals. He is an active member of more than 20 national and international societies, federations, and unions.
Having published more than 200 scientific publications, Dr. Papadopoulos has presented more than 330 lectures, courses and papers worldwide. Currently, his clinical and research interests are focused on patients who are non-compliant with treatment requirements, the use of miniscrew implants as temporary anchorage devices in orthodontic treatment, and evidence-based orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Papadopoulos edited the books, Skeletal Anchorage in Orthodontic Treatment of Class II Malocclusion: Contemporary Applications of Orthodontic Implants, Miniscrew Implants and Mini Plates (Elsevier Ltd. 2013); and Orthodontic Treatment of the Class II Noncompliant Patient (Elsevier Ltd. 2006).