Orthodontic treatment planning for healthy or periodontally comprised adults encompasses myriad treatment-planning possibilities rather than an absolute best approach. Understanding the utilization of orthodontics to stabilize dental alveolar injuries may minimize hard and soft tissue deformities when the patient reaches adulthood. Individualized orthodontic treatment-planning perspectives combined with contemporary periodontal and implant treatment modalities and advancements in restorative care further complement the final outcome. Participants will see the remarkable esthetic and satisfying functional results that can be achieved when the goal of therapy is to provide realistic treatment objectives that are in keeping with the maintenance of a healthy periodontium and stable occlusion.
Roger J. Wise, DDS, is a faculty member and lecturer of the Department of Orthodontics and Periodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He also lectures for the Department of Periodontics at Tufts University. He has presented more than 200 lectures throughout the United States and abroad on adult orthodontics and the interrelationship of periodontics, orthodontics, and restorative dentistry. He has written three textbook chapters and has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr Wise served for 15 years as a consultant for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He maintains a practice specializing in periodontics, adult orthodontics, and implant dentistry in Swampscott and Boston, Massachusetts.
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