events continuing education course 2001

Greater Philadelphia Society Of Orthodontists Annual Meeting

November 7, 2001
Union League, Philadelphia, PA
Speaker: David M. Sarver, D.M.D., M.S.
Topics: Appearance driven diagnosis and treatment planning [presentation outline, PDF]

Dr. David Sarver completed his orthodontic training at the University of North Carolina in 1979. He received Diplomate status American Board Of Orthodontics in 1988. He maintains a private practice in Birmingham Alabama. Dr. Sarver has been a leader in our field for many years, lecturing extensively on facial esthetics, combined orthodontic and orthognathic surgical treatment, as well as numerous publications. He has also written two text books: Esthetic Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery - C.V. Mosby Co., St. Louis. MO. September 1997, and "Contemporary Orthognathic Surgery" co-authored with Drs. Proffit and White. This text is due for release at the 2002 AAO annual meeting in Philadelphia. More recently, Dr. Sarver is involved with computer software developments in conjunction with Ormco Corp. and OrthoTrac Inc. His research interests include computerization of treatment planning with prediction videoimaging as well as orthognathic surgical techniques.

Course Synopsis:

Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning has, until recently, been based primarily on hard tissue relationships and measurements. Cephelometric norms, model relationships and static photographs have traditionally served as the primary treatment planning platform. The emerging contemporary diagnostic and treatment planning strategy places greater emphasis on clinical examination of soft tissue function and esthetics.

Computer technology has allowed the development of biometric tools, which can facilitate communication, as well as visualize treatment planning options. Dr. Sarver will cover the latest in technology and help you assess what will best fit your needs for your practice. He will also discuss future developments and what is on the horizon.

"Appearance driven diagnosis and treatment planning" [presentation outline, PDF]

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