Dr Mo Al Dujaili

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Risks in Orthodontics - Common complications

The talk will give an overview of complications that clinicians face routinely when carrying out orthodontic treatment. These complications can occur regardless of the appliances used and are common. Clinical case presentations and an evidence-based approach will be presented to highlight the risks of orthodontics in everyday clinical practice.


  • Enable a clinician to recognise common complications
  • Appreciate the importance of timing in detection
  • Highlight the dental/periodontal/orthodontic link
  • Appreciate the pathogenesis of complications when they occur
  • Appraise clinical cases and the evidence that can influence clinical decisions

Good record-keeping - increased job satisfaction

When it comes to dentistry, record-keeping is a core principle that carries tremendous advantages. From digital scans and photography to radiographs and impression taking, the presentation will be focussed on the importance of gathering information and the advantages this can carry with regards to patient outcomes, communication and job satisfaction.


  • Understand the different types of records available
  • Highlight the positive outcomes in obtaining this information
  • Efficient application of dental records
  • Obtain pointers in applying technical skills

Be able to communicate more effectively with patients and colleagues through records


Mo is an orthodontist and qualified from the University of Otago. He practices at Shakespeare Orthodontics in Auckland.

Mo had worked as a dentist in multiple practices across Australia and New Zealand before specialising. The first four years of clinical practice, he worked alongside his father, gaining broad experience in general dentistry. As a specialist orthodontist, Mo set up in Auckland, where he practises alongside his wife and fellow orthodontist.

He has presented at acclaimed national and international conferences/meetings including presentations at the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), the European Orthodontic Society, and the Australasian Begg Society of Orthodontics Conferences. He currently holds a position of Senior Lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology, and has also published in peer-reviewed journals.

A firm believer in maintaining high clinical standards, Mo has completed numerous examinations and is consequently affiliated with the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He is a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontics, and a Member of the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists, New Zealand Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists.