Surgically Assisted Orthodontics: Why It Is a Must for the OMS Practitioner!

Surgically assisted orthodontic treatment is a practice builder that can diversify your orthodontic referrals, and a minimally invasive technique that can improve efficiency and the effectiveness of orthodontic therapy. This presentation defines specific indications for the predictable use of this technique. Recent advances in state-of-the-art treatment concepts are presented by multiple clinicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe indications, contraindications and limitations of selective alveolar decortication. Acquire the required armamentarium and exhibit sound knowledge of the surgical technique. 
  2. Discuss the history and biophysiology behind the accelerated treatment process, including the required modifications to conventional thought processes and treatment approaches. 
  3. Apply recent innovations, like piezocautery or Invisalign orthodontic treatment, and skeletal anchorage devices to accelerated osteogenic orthodontic treatment. 

Pushkar Mehra, BDS, DMD, FACS
Boston University
Boston, MA
Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosures were reported.

Alfonso Caiazzo, DDS
Centro Odontoiatrico Salernitano
Salerno, Italy
Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosures were reported.

An Internet-based CME Activity
Original Release Date: November 8, 2016
Expiration Date: October 25, 2022
Estimated time to complete this educational activity: 2.0 hours
Method of participation: Self-Study

Pushkar Mehra, BDS, DMD, MS, FACS

Professor and Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Boston University

Dr. Mehra is Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.  His clinical interests include surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, nerve repair, and complex functional and esthetic facial reconstruction including Orthognathic, TMJ and Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Mehra is the Editor of three textbooks, has multiple publications in medical and dental lietrature and is a frequent invited speaker at international meetings.  

Alfonso Caiazzo, DDS

Alfonso Caiazzo, 

DDSCentro Odontoiatrico Salernitano 

Salerno, Italy

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Certificate
2.00 CDE/CME credits  |  Certificate available
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