Dr. Mani K. Prakash, an Honorary Consultant with Bombay Hospital Medical Research Centre, Marine Lines, Mumbai has an exclusive practice of Orthodontics for the past 48 years. He served for 8 years as an Asst. Professor in Orthodontics in Nair Hospital Dental College, Bombay till 1979. Later, he was associated as a Clinical Associate Professor in Orthodontics with the same institution from 1979 to 1988. He also served as the Prof. & Head of Orthodontics at D. Y. Patil Dental College, Nerul, New Bombay from October 1994 to December 1995. A 'Diplomate' by the Indian Board of Orthodontics of Indian Orthodontics Society in November 2000, Dr. Prakash elected as the ‘Director’ of Indian Board of Orthodontics for a five-year term in November 2005. Dr. Prakash was awarded by Indian Orthodontic Society as the ‘Best Teacher’, at the 51st Indian Orthodontic Conference held in Goa, India. He was felicitated by Indian Orthodontic Society with ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ for services to Orthodontics, at the 52nd Indian Orthodontic Conference, Jaipur, India. Dr. Prakash has acted as the Chairman of Indian Board of Orthodontics (2009-10). He has conducted numerous in PEA, Early Treatments, Orthognathic Surgical Managements and popular Micro Screw Anchorage. He has also presented Keynotes in every forum of International Orthodontics, like AAO, WFO, Moyer’s Symposium, APOC, WIOC, WMIA to cite few, and published widely in all publications in Orthodontics.
Dr. Hee-Moon Kyung is Professor of the Department of Orthodontics at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, Korea. Dr. Kyung is one of the most experienced clinicians in the development and utilization of microimplants in orthodontic treatment worldwide. He has given more than 250 courses throughout world about microimplant anchorage and lingual orthodontic treatment. He is a principle author of the book entitled Microimplants in Orthodontics, a volume that describes in detail the protocols used by Dr. Kyung and his colleagues. He is an active member of Angle Society. He is a president of World Society of Lingual Orthodontics & a president of Korean Association of Orthodontists.