Country Report 2008

Name of Member organization

Slovak Orthodontic Society

When established + short historic overview

Established on 12 April 2001 as a civic association for orthodontists and postgradual students of orthodontics.

Number of active members November 1st,2008

200

  Updated May 2009


President 2008-2009

  • Dr. Gabriela Alexandrova
  • Liscie udolie 57
  • 84231 Bratislava
  • Phone: 00421 2 6542 5807
  • Email: alex1@netax.sk

Secretary 2008-2009

  • Dr. Matus Cinzer
  • Fialkove udolie 18, , , 
  • 81103 Bratislava
  • Email: cm@stonline.sk

Treasurer 2008-2009


When was orthodontics recognized as a dental specialty

Early nineties of 20.th century, we do not know the exact date.

What is the competent authority for specialists registration

The Slovak Medical University, Limbova 12, 83303 Bratislava, Slovakia

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

The education – training program: 3 years full time program, organized at the medical school of the university (either in Bratislava or Kosice) or at private accredited practices (accreditation must be approved by the Slovak Medical University (see above). This program is finished by a state exam, which consists of: 1) presentation of 8 cases with finished treatment 2) diagnosis and treatment plan of one patient (not known to the candidate) 3) written (scientific) work on a determined topic 4) oral exam.

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

Continuous education of orthodontic specialists is mandatory, the dental chamber checks collected points every five years. Points are collected by attending lectures and courses given by well known specialists.

General Meeting(s) 2008 date place subject(s)

17 April 2008 , Tale in Central Slovakia, general meeting with scientific program and presentations of orthodontic companies.

General Meeting(s) 2009 date place subject(s)

24 April 2009, Bratislava, electoral general meeting with scientific program and presentations of orthodontic companies.

What is the organization of the delivery of orthodontic care

Orthodontic treatment may be delivered only by orthodontists, i.e. specialists who passed above described training.