Dr Darqué is a Clinical Professor of the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Bordeaux (France) and at the Dental Clinic of the Hospital of Bordeaux. He received his dental degree from the University of Bordeaux and completed his orthodontic training at the same university and his lingual orthodontics training at the University René-Descartes of Paris (DUOL). He lectures in most european universities and has worked for many years developing mini-implant treatment modalities. Dr Darque is vice-president of the European College of Orthodontics (CEO). He runs a part-time private practice in Bordeaux.