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CE2: Bringing Niche Skillsets to the Collaborative Dental Team
November 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Program Track: Interdisciplinary Therapy
George A. Mandelaris
Robert J. Relle
Brian S. Vence
Long-term esthetic and functional results of oral reconstruction often involve periodontal and restorative treatment. In many clinical situations, a more holistic approach is indicated, which involves orthodontic and maxillofacial surgery skillsets. The concept of interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy (IDT) is often overlooked, which leads to compromised or failed treatment results. In order to avoid such mistakes and unfortunate consequences, patients should be offered an interdisciplinary team utilizing orthognathic surgery and surgically facilitated orthodontic therapy (SFOT) to optimize conditions for homeostasis of the periodontal tissues and balance of dentofacial disharmonies (including the airway). Surgical, orthodontic, and restorative perspectives will be presented from a tooth-tooth, tooth-jaw, jaw-jaw, and jaws-face context to challenge the contemporary (IDT) team to move beyond traditional therapies into a new frontier for enhanced outcomes.
- Appreciate the limitations of restorative dentistry and conventional orthodontics in treating the patient with esthetic dental needs.
- Review IDT diagnostic modalities critical to treatment planning of the interdisciplinary patient requiring restorative, orthodontic, periodontal, and maxillofacial surgery.
- Discuss the role of SFOT in the management of decompensating the skeletal malocclusion prior to orthognathic surgery.
- Present how SFOT can complement orthognathic surgery outcomes, ultimately ensuring esthetic and functional outcome success for the restorative specialist.