September 17, 2018
Richard D. Roblee DDS, MS
Interdisciplinary Management of Esthetic and Restorative Dilemmas
Some of the most challenging esthetic and restorative dilemmas are those that fall into a gray zone between traditional therapies. The complexities of diagnosing these problems, coupled with the lack of optimal treatment options, often lead to inappropriate treatment and disappointing compromises. This presentation will focus on an interdisciplinary approach to diagnosing the fundamental components of these complex problems and managing them by combining traditional therapies with new treatment options to ideally address the underlying issues and more predictably achieve success. These new options include surgically facilitated orthodontic therapy (SFOT) utilizing corticotomies and single- or multiple-tooth osteotomies.
- Solutions to esthetic dilemmas often fall into a “Gray Zone” between the different disciplines
- An interdisciplinary approach is needed to properly diagnose and treatment plan these problems
- Recent advances in orthodontics can assist the interdisciplinary team to more predictably treat these problems