Hyeon-Shik Hwang serves as a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics at Chonnam National University School of Dentistry, Gwangju, Korea. He received his D.D.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. He has treated many adult patients focusing on esthetics and periodontal health and has developed many innovative clinical techniques to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment to the benefit of both the patient and practitioner. As a Director of Korean Adult Orthodontic Research Institute, he has posed a special emphasis on the management of interdisciplinary cases leading to a development of a specific technique named Target Tooth Movement (TTM) which is used to facilitate adjunctive orthodontic treatment. Regarding the clinical research, he has a particular concern with the diagnosis and treatment of facial asymmetry. He has developed many innovative diagnostic devices including head posture aligner, pupil position marker, and reference ear plug, for an accurate diagnosis of facial asymmetry. His research interests and areas of expertise include adult orthodontics, surgical orthodontics, forensic facial reconstruction, biplanar radiography, virtual head model, craniofacial 3D imaging (in particular cone-beam CT), and computer application to orthodontics and orthognathic surgery.
Biography Updated on 10 July 2012