Martyn Cobourne


Martyn Cobourne is Professor and Academic Head of Orthodontics in the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences at King’s College London. He graduated in Dentistry from King’s College London in 1990 and undertook specialty training in orthodontics at King’s College Hospital from 1994-1997. From 1998-2002, he was a Medical Research Council Clinical Training Fellow in Paul Sharpe’s laboratory at Guy’s Dental Hospital and completed a PhD in developmental biology. He was appointed as a Senior Lecturer and Hon Consultant in Orthodontics at King’s College London in 2004 and promoted to Professor of Orthodontics in 2011. He maintains a laboratory research group investigating molecular signaling pathways during early development of the head and face and has also carried out a number of randomised clinical trials investigating efficiency of orthodontic treatment interventions He has published >190 original articles and is the author of four textbooks, the Handbook of Orthodontics (soon to be in a third edition), Clinical Cases in Orthodontics, Orthodontic Management of the Developing Dentition and Cleft Lip and Palate. He was a Trustee and Director of Research at the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) (2012-16) and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthodontics.

Martyn has presented a number of prestigious lectures including the Charles Tomes Lecture at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (2015) and BOS Northcroft Memorial Lecture (2018). His research has won the BOS Chapman Prize four times (between 2014-19) and in 2019, he won the BF and Helen E Dewel Award for the most outstanding clinical research article published in the AJODO. In 2017, he became a full member of the USA Angle Society (North Atlantic Division) and was elected to the Board of Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2017 and served as Vice-Dean from 2020-22.

MODULE 4 Ecpca Course MODULE 4

DAY 9 – September 23, 2023 - ACHONDROPLASIA



Genetics and clinical problems

Angelo Selicorni – Italy – 10’


Neurosurgical problems

Carlo Giussani - Italy – 10’


Orthodontic treatment in achondroplasia

Martyn Cobourne - UK – 15’


Functional indications for orthopaedic treatment, long term follow-up

Maria Costanza Meazzini – Italy – 10’


Surgery: Distraction, SARPE and Orthognathic Surgery: when and why?

Fabio Mazzoleni – Italy – 10’