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Seeking Interdisciplinary Excellence

113-02The integration of Periodontics with Orthodontics might seem perplexing at first. Whereas the specialty of Orthodontics has historically been associated with a younger patient population, that of Periodontics is probably associated with an older patient type. Why then, would one choose to practice the two together? Are there interactions that we, as clinicians can harness for our patients?
This presentation will outline and delineate what many of these combined treatment modalities are, and how they fit into interdisciplinary treatment planning. In many of these examples, the prosthetic and esthetic benefits will be illustrated. Further, the development and evolution of these combined specialties through the eyes and experiences of the presenter will be explored, with a perspective towards future developments that are of interest.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an appreciation for the physiology of tooth movement
  • Gain an appreciation for the periodontal benefits of tooth position
  • Gain an appreciation for the periodontal management of orthodontic patients
  • Gain an appreciation for the implemen

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