Mr Piet Haers is one of the UK’s leading orthognathic surgeons.
Orthognathic surgery is surgery to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to structure, growth, problems with skeletal disharmonies, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders or other orthodontic problems that cannot be easily treated with braces. It is also used in the treatment of congenital conditions like cleft palate. Orthognathic surgery is commonly referred to as corrective jaw surgery.
Piet studied medicine and dentistry in Namur and Leuven in Belgium. He then trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Bruges in Belgium, Arnhem in the Netherlands, and Zurich in Switzerland. Between 1992 and 1999 he was a member of staff of the Department of Oral and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital of Zurich. In Zurich, he wrote his theses in medicine (Dr. med), Dentistry (Dr. med. Dent.) and his habilitation thesis (equivalent to a PhD in the UK).
From 1999 to 2011 Piet was Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and he is currently President of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (2014-2015).
Piet is a member of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Fellow of the European Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Elected Fellow of the International Academy of Oral and Facial Rehabilitation, which concentrates on comprehensive dental implant treatment in complex conditions requiring additional pre-implant surgery, reconstructive surgery and/or orthognathic surgery. He is a member of the ITI implant study group and organises and participates regularly in local, national and international pre-implant and dental implant surgery workshops.
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