events continuing education course 2006

Greater Philadelphia Society Of Orthodontists Annual Meeting

November 8, 2006
Union League, Philadelphia, PA
Speaker: Dr. Vincent G. Kokich
Topic: Interdisciplinary Management of the Implant Patient

Implants are revolutionizing dentistry. Since their re-introduction into dentistry 25 years ago, titanium implants have created new restorative options for patients who are missing teeth. Treatment of these patients requires careful planning between surgeon and restorative dentist. However, in the partially edentulous patient, implant sites could be compromised either by adjacent tooth malposition or interarch occlusal malrelationships. Therefore, in recent years, orthodontists have been swept into this implant revolution and added to the interdisciplinary team. With the ability to move teeth prior to implant placement, surgical and restorative treatment should be modified. For example, orthodontics could be used for implant site-development rather than bone grafting. Implants could also be used as orthodontic anchors and facilitate difficult tooth movement in partially edentulous patients. And today, implants could be used to replace congenitally missing lateral incisors and second premolars in adolescent patients after orthodontic therapy. In all of these situations, if the timing and placement of implants are choreographed correctly, the outcome can be outstanding. However, if implants are placed improperly, the results could be disastrous. This presentation will use many clinical examples to discuss the orthodontic, surgical and restorative management of the implant patient. 

Biographical Sketch: Vincent G. Kokich, DDS, MSD 

Doctor Kokich is a Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Washington in Seattle. He also maintains a private orthodontic practice in Tacoma, Washington. He has published 18 book chapters, 73 scientific articles, and 48 review articles. He has given over 700 presentations throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. He was awarded the Sicher Research Award by the American Association of Orthodontists, and has also received the Strang Award (1994), the Schluger Award (2000), the ICO Award (2001) the Dewel Award (2002), the AAED President’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2004), and the 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Kokich has also presented several distinguished lectures including The Salzmann and The Mershon Lectures for the American Association of Orthodontists, The Arthur Thornton Taylor Lecture for the Australian Association of Orthodontists, The McIntyre Lecture for the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, the President’s Lecture for the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, and the World Champion Lecture for the World Federation of Orthodontists. Dr. Kokich has been elected to Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Doctor Kokich is Editor of Case Reports for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Associate Editor of The Angle Orthodontist, Associate Editor of Practical Reviews in Orthodontics, and serves on the Advisory Board of the, Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, and the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the American Dental Association, Seminars in Orthodontics, Clinical Orthodontics and Research, Dental Traumatology, and The Australian Orthodontic Journal. He has served as President of both the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the American Board of Orthodontics.

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