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Thursday, June 6
Friday, June 7
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Session IV: Adult Orthodontics to Resolve Spacing and Tissue Deficiencies


Global Assessment and Treatment in Dentofacial Esthetics


David M. Sarver
Friday, June 7
1:05 pm - 2:00 pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A-D)

In restorative dentistry, esthetics is evaluated in terms of anterior tooth display and smile design. For orthodontists and oral surgeons, the focus is on the facial profile. Interdisciplinary treatment in dentistry has progressed enormously in the past two decades, with collaboration among dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, and oral surgeons resulting in vastly superior results compared to those achieved working without collaboration. But our vision can, and should, still expand to broader appearance issues. With the assessment and treatment of other dimensions of the smile and facial esthetics, the target is the ultimate dentofacial esthetic outcome. This lecture will demonstrate the coordination of care between the disciplines of dentistry and facial plastic surgery, resulting in gratifying enhancement of our esthetic and functional results.


David M. Sarver, DMD, MS, received his DMD from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Dr Sarver has authored over 60 scientific articles, 14 book chapters, and the book Esthetics in Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery (Mosby, 1998). He also co-authored the surgical text Contemporary Treatment of Dentofacial Deformity (Mosby, 2002) and the 4th and 5th editions of Proffit’s classic textbook, Contemporary Orthodontics (Mosby, 2007, 2012). The article he wrote with Dr Marc Ackerman on smile analysis won the 2004 B. F. Dewel Award for the best clinical article in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr Sarver has been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s The View, and Fox National News.