Dear friends and colleagues,

It is a great honour and pleasure for me to welcome you to the 10th Baltic Orthodontic Association Congress in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Baltic Orthodontic Association was established in 1998 and since then it has been holding meetings in one of the three Baltic States. This year’s meeting manifests the growth of Association with many remarkable international figures in orthodontics convening to speak at our conference. The main topic – skeletal Anchorage – shares relevance for orthodontists, oral surgeons and all dentists involved in the multidisciplinary treatment.

The meeting will bring together the best speakers and also provide an opportunity for young scientists and orthodontists to participate in short lectures and poster presentations. We expect this Congress to offer a wonderful recharge and a unique learning opportunity to everyone. We are looking forward to meeting you at the scientific sessions and during the social events. An exhibition of a wide range of orthodontic and dental products will be running simultaneously for the entire duration of the Congress.

Vilnius is the medieval capital of Lithuania and is known for the architecture of its Old Town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2018 three Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) celebrate the centenary of the restoration of their independence. The centenary year gives opportunities to deepen the past of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, to experience the celebration together, and to shed a light on the Baltic States’ anticipated future success.

The Organizing Committee will do its best to make this anniversary Congress a memorable event. We hope the discoveries of this hospitable fast growing city will grant fond memories of your stay in Vilnius.

Arūnas Vasiliauskas,
Chairman of the Congress