Accelerating Orthodontics Treatment Symposium
Friday, March 3, 2017
155 Fifth Street — Room 103
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
The 31st Frederick T. West Lectureship
in conjunction with the 118th Annual Meeting
of the Alumni Association, University of the Pacific,
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
"Accelerating Orthodontic Treatment" is an area that has gained a lot of attention over the last few years. The Symposium will have a varied panel of speakers including Dean Stefanos Kyrkanides, DDS, dean of the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry, who is both an orthodontist and prominent researcher in the biology of tooth movement. He will offer opening remarks on tissue response to understand the basic biology of accelerating tooth movement.
Another exciting speaker will be Dr. Hyeon-Shik Hwang, DDS, PhD, one of the most outstanding orthodontists in Korea today. He is also one of the best lecturers in the world on surgery first as a way of doing more efficient orthodontic treatment on skeletal problems. In general, this method frequently reduces treatment time by more than 60%.
We also have a very well-known orthodontic clinician, Dr. David Paquette, DDS, from North Carolina, who has experimented with many different types of tooth movement devices available today such as the AcceleDent, the Biolux infrared light system, Propel perforation, and other methods of vibratory stimulation of tissues and segmental osteotomies in fixed and InvisalignTM treatment.
In addition, we have Dr. Bella Shen Garnett, DMD, MMSc, PC, from San Francisco who will speak about more efficient closure of open bite in comparing fixed appliances with InvisalignTM.
Lastly, one of Dugoni School's own Class of 1992 alum, Dr. Stuart Frost, DDS, will highlight how accelerated treatment can eliminate the need for surgery, improve treatment outcomes and reduce compliance issues. He will also show patient cast studies that illustrate clinical results with AcceleDent.
Dr. Robert Boyd, DDS, Chair of the Dugoni School orthodontics department will introduce the speakers and stimulate the discussion. We expect a big turnout, so get your registration in early!