Dr. Juan Carlos Perez Varela received his Degree in Medicine and Dentistry (MD, DDS) from the University of Santiago de Compostela and his Post-Graduate Degree in Orthodontics from the University of Valencia MS (Prof JA Canut). He also holds a Ph. D in Medicine and Surgery. PhD. From the University of Santiago de Compostela and has a Research Fellowship at University of Ohio (Prof. Zeev Davidovitch).
Dr. Juan Carlos Perez Varela is a member on the Spanish Board of Orthodontics, the European Board of Orthodontics, and the Ibero American Board of Orthodontics. He is also an active member of The Angle Society of Europe.
He is currently a Professor of Orthodontics at the School of Dentistry of the University of Santiago de Compostela, a Visiting Professor at the University of Valencia, the University of Oviedo, Complutense University of Madrid, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Teknon Clinic, University of Barcelona and the Ferrara University in Italy.
Dr. Varela has received the Houston Award from European Orthodontic Society, the Renato Africa APOS Trend Award from the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society and the Moriyon and Jose Antonio Canut Awards from the Spanish Orthodontics Society.
Dr Varela has held various association and board positions. He is the Past President of the examination committee of the Spanish Board, President of Spanish Society of Orthodontist (SEDO) and President of the National Commission of Dental Specialities. He is also a Member of the Scientific Committee of the Angle Society of Europe, Past President of the Spanish Association of Specialist in Orthodontists (AESOR), Past President of the Scientific Committee of SEDO.
He is the co-developer of the Full Smile System and has authored numerous articles and chapters. Dr. Varela has lectured and conducted courses extensively around the world in countries such as Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Austria, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Lebanon, Jordan, UAE (Dubai), Israel, Cuba, México, Panamá, Hungary, China, England, USA, Greece, Sri Lanka, Saudí Arabia, South Africa, Egypt, Palestine, Ireland, Honduras, Morocco, Brzsil, Colombia and Thailand.
Dr. Varela is a practicing Orthodontist in Santiago de Compostela, Ourense and was named 2016 Ambassador of the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO).