Elçin Esenlik


Dr. Elçin Esenlik is the Chair of the Department of Orthodontics at Akdeniz University, Antalya (Turkey). Following her DDS Degree in 1997, she received her PhD degree in Orthodontics from Ankara University in 2004 and she did private practice in Ankara for 3 years. She worked as a full time faculty at Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta from 2007 to 2017. She became an Assoc. Prof.Dr. in 2013 in the same university. She was involved in the Cleft and Orthognathic Surgery Team in Isparta. She was a Research Fellow in the Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical School (2015-2016).
Dr. Elçin Esenlik conducted many clinical and experimental research projects in the areas of cleft lip and palate treatment and functional orthopedics. Twenty five doctorate students and residents graduated under her consultation. She was assigned to many administrative tasks in the University like Vice Chair and Coordinator of the Education of the Health Science Institute and she has many international and national publications and presentations. She organized an International Craniofacial Anomalies Congress in 2013 and, in the same year, organized a Presurgical Infant Orthopedics Workshop with Dr. Latham and Dr. Spolyar in Isparta,Turkey. She also attended three NAM workshops (Dr. Grayson) at NYU. She was a faculty in Global Smile Foundation workshops and the past co-chair of “Comprehensive Cleft Care Workshop in Istanbul (2021)”. Dr. Esenlik has focused on craniofacial orthodontics including cleft lip and palate treatment, presurgical infant orthopedics, orthognathic surgery, distraction osteogenesis, functional orthopedic treatments, skeletal anchorage based orthopedic treatments, and accelerated orthodontic tooth movement.


DAY 1 – November 26, 2022 - INFANT ORTHOPEDICS



Latham appliance and other types of Infant orthopedics
Elcin Esenlik - Turkey – 10’


NAM: UCLP long term results in terms of growth and aesthetics
Barry Grayson - USA – 10’


NAM BCLP:  Milano long term results in terms of growth and aesthetics
Maria Costanza MeazziniItaly – 10’