The Virginia Society of Periodontists is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Mailing Address:3344 Emmaus RoadHarrisonburg, VA 22801
YOU ARE INVITED!
Virginia Society of Periodontists
Virginia Association of Orthodontists
in collaboration for a
Special Joint Meeting
March 25th and 26th, 2022
Click HERE for Meeting Details and Registration
Dr. Vincent Kokich Jr.
Interdisciplinary Collaboration: An Approach to Optimize Treatment Outcomes for the Ortho-Perio-Restorative Patient
Achieving esthetic excellence in the debilitated dental patient is one of the most challenging tasks an orthodontist will undertake. These patients often require dental treatment to correct specific anterior esthetic and functional discrepancies. Unfortunately, many also present with treatment challenges such as missing or impacted teeth, severely worn incisors, esthetic concerns, and/or loss of periodontal attachment. As a result, properly planning and sequencing treatment can be challenging and typically requires a creative, yet collaborative, approach by the orthodontist, periodontist, and restorative dentist to achieve an optimal outcome. Dr. Kokich will highlight the orthodontist’s role on the team in developing treatment plans that will optimize esthetics, while still satisfying periodontal and restorative requirements for these patients.
After hearing this presentation attendees should be able to:
Dr. George Mandelaris
Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Patients seeking ideal esthetics may require a more sophisticated diagnosis and treatment plan than what restorative dentistry or conventional orthodontic treatment may offer alone. In order to optimize esthetics and function, patients may choose to have the interdisciplinary team utilize orthognathic surgery and surgically facilitated orthodontic therapy (SFOT) to optimize conditions for homeostasis of the periodontal tissues and balance of dentofacial disharmonies. Surgical, orthodontic and restorative perspectives will be presented from a tooth-tooth, tooth-jaw, jaw-jaw and jaws-face context to challenge the IDT team to move beyond traditional therapies into a new frontier for enhanced outcomes.