President of European Orthodontic Society
Birthe Melsen was born in Aabenraa, Denmark in 1939. She received her Dental Degree in 1964 from Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark. Melsen specialized in orthodontics in the year of 1971 and received her orthodontic certificate in 1974 from Royal Dental College. She became Head of Department of Orthodontics at the same college in 1975 and is currently serving at that position. Melsen also works as part time at a private practice in Lübeck, Germany. She has published a textbook called Adult Orthodontics in 2012.She was the past President of European Orthodontic Society in 2004 and has made significant contributions in the field of orthodontics with her research, publishing about 350 papers in scientific journals on topics related to Anchorage (orthodontics) and adult orthodontics 1976 - President, Scandinavian Orthodontic Society 1984 - President, Nordic Orthodontic Society 1988 - President, Danish Orthodontic Society 1989 - President, Third International Symposium on Dentofacial Development, Aarhus, Denmark. 1990 Vice-president, European Orthodontic Society Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark. 1993-96 Vice-president of International Symposium on ComprehensiveManagement of Craniofacial Anomalies. 1994-97 President of the Danish Orthodontic Society 1994- Associate Editor of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research 2004 President, European Orthodontic Society.