Tuesday Session, 2–4 p.m.
Program Track: Interdisciplinary Therapy
Moderator: I. Stephen Brown
Speakers: Marianna Evans, Colin Richman, and Richard D. Roblee
Alveolar bone deficiencies provide excellent opportunities to incorporate new and innovative multidisciplinary therapies into periodontal practice. This, coupled with an appreciation that management of the airway is an essential component of orthodontic success and the health of associated periodontal tissues, provides a new paradigm of treatment, with particular implications to periodontal practice. Innovative procedures, combining regenerative periodontal therapy with orthodontic treatment, enables periodontists to minimize iatrogenic risk factors, associated with orthodontic therapy, such as gingival recession, post orthodontic relapse and apical root resorption. Most importantly, the ability of the periodontist to work in concert with the orthodontist to accelerate orthodontic treatment and minimize untoward outcomes, may assist otherwise resistant patients to undergo comprehensive treatment.
• Explore the etiology of orthodontic tooth crowding, gingival recession, orthodontic relapse, and tooth impactions, from an anthropological and genetic perspective.
• Explain the concept of guided facial growth as the key to optimal airway, periodontal and occlusal health.
• Review the background and concepts supporting Pre- Orthodontic Periodontal Augmentation.
• Recognize interdisciplinary diagnostics and treatment planning for the Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment (SFOT) patient.
• Develop the concept of combining hard and soft tissue grafting to facilitate orthodontic treatment.