Program Track: Interdisciplinary Therapy
Moderator: George A. Mandelaris
Speaker: Frank Celenza
The impact of implantology upon the field of dentistry has been profound, to
say the least. Incorporation of implant technology to all disciplines of dentistry
has been exciting and effective. The use of implants as sources of orthodontic
anchorage is a potentially very powerful tool that has only begun to be
explored. Cases in which implants are used to facilitate treatment by greater
expediency, ease ofmanipulation, streamlined mechanotherapy and elimination
of patient compliance are becoming more commonplace, as they should.
Perhaps most important is the ability of implants to offer realistic treatment
options to previously untreatable situations.