Sunday, Oct. 2810:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Program Track: Interdisciplinary TherapyModerators: Tomoko Takeda and Saynur Vardar-Sengul Speakers: Rebecca Bockow, Marianna Evans, and Satoru Urano
The relationship among pathologic breathing, facial skeletal hypoplasia, and alveolar bone deficiencies eventually lead to functional and esthetic dento-facial problems. Perio-Ortho solutions together may facilitate the process to create harmony in achieving function and esthetic long term by enhancing and facilitating tooth movement process. This concept can be used bi-directionally to increase periodontal health as well as orthodontic tooth movement.Educational Objectives:• Learn the concept of guided facial growth as the key to optimal airway and periodontal and occlusal health.• Explain the skeletal growth and development as diagnostic and treatment planning tools in interdisciplinary care.• Describe how alveolar bone decortications and periodontal regenerative procedures can allow for wider range of tooth movements, thereby preventing alveolar bone deficiencies.