28, 29, 30 JUNE 2023


After eight very successful meetings in the period 2005-2019 and a Covid pandemic, we proudly present the ninth edition of the Biennial Symposium on Surgical Orthodontics. It is organized to present an opportunity for both orthodontists and maxillofacial surgeons to gather and share clinical and scientific information on diagnosis and treatment planning in the field of surgical orthodontics.

BSSO is renowned for delivering up-to-date information, state of the art communication on orthodontics and surgery, excellent and concise lecturing, provocative discussions in an excellent and warm atmosphere. Over the years we have hosted lecturers from over 23 countries and participants from all continents. Many of them come back for multiple BSSO’s. Everyone who is interested in preparing, planning, execution and management of surgical orthodontics and orthognathic surgery is cordially invited to the historic center of beautiful Haarlem. The city, the region and Amsterdam offer many opportunities for sightseeing, socializing and enjoying medieval constructions and art.


The program of the BSSO2023 symposium will focus on hot topics within surgical orthodontics and orthognathic surgery. The faculty is a mix of eminent speakers in the field, several of whom have already had successful experiences in lecturing at BSSO, and top speakers from different continents. They will come up with surprising and very interesting information on the cutting edge of orthodontics and surgery. A series of specialized items on dento-alveolar surgical orthodontics will be highlighted in this year’s edition.

Orthognathic surgery will be subject with emphasis on the pluriform of faces and there will be an emphasis on facial harmony from different points of view. Special need patients, including OSA, will be discussed on several levels. There is room for interaction on the latest news on 3D, including robotics. A variety of the world’s best speakers will give their best to inform, share knowledge and certainly entertain you. BSSO2023 is absolutely great fun to attend, but also to organize. We are very proud to present the 2023 program to you and hope to host you in Haarlem, NL in the summer !!

Bernadette de Bakker, Assistant professor in Human Embryology and Fetal Anatomy, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Karin Becktor, Orthodontist, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hugo De Clerck, Orthodontist, Brussels, Belgium
Sean Edwards, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Michigan, USA
Marjolijn Gilijamse, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Simon Graf, orthodontist, Bern, Switzerland
Raquel Guijarro Martínez, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Valencia, Spain
Piet Haers, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, London, United Kingdom
Federico Hernández Alfaro, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Barcelona, Spain
Peter Kessler, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Maastricht, Netherlands
Niels Klop, Clinical Engineer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mike Leung, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Hong Kong, China
Simon Littlewood, Orthodontist, Bradford, United Kingdom
Björn Ludwig, Orthodontist, Traben-Trarbach, Germany
Ravindra Nanda, Orthodontist, Farmington, CT, USA
Jitske Nolte, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kenji Ojima, Orthodontist, Tokyo, Japan
Erik Reukers, Orthodontist, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Tom van Riet, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Johan Reyneke, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Cape Town, South Africa
Patricia Stoor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Helsinki, Finland
Gwen Swennen, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Bruges, Belgium
Job Verweij, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Breda, Netherlands
Emma Woolley, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Bodelwyddan, United Kingdom