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6 February 2011: Dr. Adrian Becker's & Dr. Stella Chaushu's Seminar

Seminar Dr. Adrian Becker & Dr. Stella Chaushu, Sunday February 6, 2011

SPEAKERS: Dr. Adrian Becker & Dr. Stella Chaushu
SUBJECT: "The orthodontic treatment modality for impacted teeth"
VENUE: Hotel "Stratos Vassilikos", 114 Michalakopoulou Str, Athens, Greece

G.A.O.S.R. Members, student members
Non members
Free 70 €

Dr. Adrian Becker is Clinical Associate Professor emeritus in the Department of Orthodontics of the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, in Jerusalem, Israel.
Authored the book entitled "The Orthodontic Treatment of Impacted Teeth", now in its second edition and has written chapters in six other books.
Guest editor September 2010 issue of Seminars in Orthodontics on Impacted Teeth.
Over 130 published articles in the leading refereed international orthodontic journals.
Reviews manuscripts for the leading refereed international orthodontic journals.
Editorial Board member of American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Angle Orthodontist, Seminars in Orthodontics, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, World Journal of Orthodontics, Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research, Progress in Orthodontics (the official journal of SIDO, Societa Italiana di Ortodonzia).
President of the VIIth Symposium on Dentofacial Development and Function, held in Jerusalem in 1998.
Keith Godfrey Visiting Professor, University of Sydney, Australia, October/November 2005 Cecil Steiner Annual Memorial Lecture laureate, U. Southern California, Los Angeles, 2006.
Invited speaker at the national orthodontic congresses of U.S.A. (8 times), U.K (twice), Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Australia, Italy, Austria, Cyprus, Switzerland, Germany. Finally, he presents 1-day and 2-day courses internationally on the various aspects related to impacted teeth and the delivery of orthodontic treatment to special needs children.

Dr. Stella Chaushu is Associate Professor and Chairperson of Department of Orthodontics in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the coordinator of three different fields in the department: adult orthodontics, orthodontic treatment for impacted teeth and treatment of Special Needs children. The results of her clinical and research activities have been published in over 70 articles in international refereed journals and in 6 chapters in books. Dr. Chaushu is a member of the Editorial Board of American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and reviews manuscripts for many international journals. Invited speaker at the national orthodontic congresses of U.S.A., Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Greece, Australia, Austria, Cyprus, Switzerland, Germany.

The orthodontic treatment modality for impacted teeth

Orthodontists are extremely successful in aligning erupted teeth and producing excellent occlusions and beautiful smiles. This provides us with the confidence to offer similar treatment to almost all of our patients, with a high degree of self-assurance. However, when an impacted tooth is discovered on the radiographs, the orthodontist's demeanour changes and uncertainty creeps into the equation.
This one-day course is directed to outlining the many aspects involved in the therapeutic approach to impacted teeth, including aetiology, diagnosis, treatment planning, management, the various surgical techniques involved, the specialized mechanics needed and the long-term prognosis of the outcome. Pathology is sometimes involved in the causation of impaction and there are many instances where insufficient emphasis is placed on recognition of the reasons for the failure of the tooth to erupt. Certainly and for the most part, maxillary canines are the principal concern, but maxillary incisors, permanent molars and premolars in both jaws may be similarly affected and these will be discussed in detail. Excellence in achieving success is measured by bringing the impacted tooth into its place in the dental arch, aligning it and making it impossible to distinguish it from any other tooth.

Introduction: The aims of the course

Lecture 1. Accurate Positional Diagnosis
Diagnostic imaging plays an important role in pretreatment evaluation and decision-making process for orthodontic treatment of impacted teeth. Clinical information of the location of the impacted teeth is frequently sparse and the clinician must rely largely on radiographic evidence. The following information is essential for planning the best mechanotherapy strategy: exact positions of crown and root apex of the impacted tooth and the three dimensional orientation of its long axis; proximity of the impacted tooth to the roots of the adjacent teeth; presence of pathology and its spatial relationship with the impacted tooth; presence of adverse conditions affecting the adjacent teeth, including root resorption; 3-dimensional anatomy of the crown and root of the impacted tooth. Traditional 2-D radiography has many advantages in terms of radiation dose, availability and cost. Digital volume tomography (DVT) enables three-dimensional evaluation without adjacent structure overlap, improving the chances of treatment success. The relative merits of the various radiographic techniques and indications for the use of the newer modalities will be illustrated.

Lecture 2. Impacted incisors and the principles of orthosurgical treatment
Impacted incisors are usually the result of supernumerary teeth, odontomes and past trauma. The prevalence, diagnosis, timing and management of the patient will be discussed, together with the preparation for and performance of the surgical episode. We shall illustrate the efficiency of available appliance systems and their relative merits in relation to achieving an optimal outcome in terms of appearance and periodontal excellence.

Lecture 3. Impacted canines, surgical exposure and interdisciplinary cooperation
Are all impacted canines alike? There is a wide range of locations in which a canine may be found and for most of these there is a reasonable orthodontic approach that will lead to their successful resolution. There are several methods of exposure that may be indicated in different cases and their advantages will be discussed. Cooperation between surgeon and orthodontist is a factor that may make the difference between success and failure in these cases and a time-tested modus vivendi will be suggested. The audience will be shown how the design of the appliance auxiliaries may be altered to apply traction in a predetermined direction, to facilitate the eruption of the canine.

Lecture 4. Failure!
Orthodontic treatment in an erupted dentition is highly predictable, but the presence of one or more impacted teeth injects an element of uncertainty. The audience will be shown a series of cases analyzing the wide range of reasons why treatment failed, where some could have been avoided, where others should never have been treated - at the same time and where appropriate, offering workable solutions to salvage a failing case.

Time-table program
08.00 - 09.00: GAOSR Business meeting
09.00 - 17.00: Elections
09.00 - 09.10: The aims of the course
09.10 - 09.50: Accurate Positional Diagnosis
09.50 - 11.20: Impacted incisors and the principles of orthosurgical treatment
11.20 - 11.50: Coffee break
11.50 - 13.50: Impacted canines, surgical exposure and interdisciplinary cooperation
13.50 - 14.40: Break lunch
14.40 - 16.40: Failure!
16.40 - 17.00: Discussion




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