Country Report 2018

Name of Member organization

Polish Orthodontic Society (POS)

When established + short historic overview

Society has been established in 1996 in Lublin. First congress took place on 1st July 1997 year in Warsaw. From 1999 POS has its own bilingual (Polish and English) journal (in the beginning it was Contemporary Orthodontics, and now it is Orthodontic Forum). In 2000 Poland as a first organization from Eastern countries was admitted to EFOSA. From 2005 POS is an active member of EFOSA. POS is also member of World Federation of Orthodontists

Number of active members Jan 2018

520

  Updated JuneĀ 2018


President 2016-2020

  • Dr. Ewa Czochrowska
  • Polish Orthodontic Society
  • Bonifraterska 17
  • 00-203 Warsaw
  • Phone: +48 502104427
  • Email: sekretariat@pto.info.pl

Secretary 2016-2020

  • Dr. Beata Walawska
  • Polish Orthodontic Society
  • Bonifraterska 17
  • 00-203 Warsaw
  • Phone: +48 502104427
  • Email: sekretariat@pto.info.pl

Treasurer 2016-2020

  • Dr Konrad Perkowski
  • (contact the same as President)

When was orthodontics recognized as a dental specialty

1972

What is the competent authority for specialists registration

Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists

What is the outline of the national specialists training program (as required by the competent authority)

Polish specialists training program is full-time and lasts three years. It takes place in accredited orthodontic departments and units and is supervised by orthodontic specialists. It is finished with a national examination arranged by The National Medical Examination Centre.

Is continuous education (CE) mandatory; If so, how organized

Continuous education is available in Poland for all dentists.

What is the organization of the delivery of orthodontic care

National Health Fund covers the costs of orthodontic treatment with removable appliances only up to the age of 12, with control visits until the child is 13. The treatment of dentofacial deformities (clefts, oligodontia, ect.) is fully refunded including fixed appliance treatment, which must be started before the age of 18 years.