Graduated in Medicine and Dentistry, University of Santiago de Compostela, Dr. Juan Carlos Pérez Varela is a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Santiago (1995). He attended the Orthodontic Specialist Course at the University of Valencia under the direction of Professor Antonio Canut Brusola, then extended his studies in the U.S., where he carried out extensive work as a researcher at universities in Ohio and California. He completed his doctoral thesis in Ohio and was the first Spanish man to receive the Houston Award from the European Orthodontic Society for research work focused on the movement that occurs in the teeth after placing an orthodontic appliance. Dr. Pérez Varela has achieved clinical accreditation, both nationally and internationally: Spanish Board of Orthodontics (Diplomat Member of the Spanish Society of Orthodontics. St. Sebastian, 2000), European Orthodontics Board (European Society of Orthodontics. Helsinki, 2009) and Latin American Board of Orthodontics (Board of Iberamerican Orthodontic Society. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 2010). Since 2008 he has been a member of the prestigious Angle Society of Europe, Göing. Austria.
He was president of the V Meeting of the Spanish Association of Specialists in Orthodontics (Madrid, 2000). He also chaired the 49th Meeting of the Spanish Society of Orthodontics (James 2003). In 2007, he was awarded the Moriyón prize granted by the Spanish Society of Orthodontics and was nominated in Madrid, President of the Spanish Association of Specialists in Orthodontics (AESOR). In 2010, he was awarded the Jose Antonio Canut prize during the Congress of the Spanish Society of Orthodontics held in Murcia. He is a member of the editorial board of the journals “Spanish Orthodontics” and “Clinical Orthodontics”.
Currently Dr. Pérez Varela is Professor of Orthodontics at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Santiago, Master Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Santiago, Valencia, Oviedo, Catalonia International, Sevilla and co-director of Advanced Training in Orthodontics courses (SWOT). He is the author of numerous publications, book chapters, as well as nationally and internationally dictated courses and lectures. Dr. Pérez Varela´s orthodontist practice is unique in its sector and has clinics in the cities of Santiago de Compostela and Ourense.
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