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The Complete Esthetic Analysis: Macro-Mini-and Microesthetics

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In restorative dentistry, esthetics is evaluated in terms of anterior tooth display and smile design. For orthodontists and oral surgeons, the focus is on the facial profile. Interdisciplinary treatment in dentistry has progressed enormously in the past two decades, with collaboration among dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, and oral surgeons resulting in vastly superior results compared to those achieved working without collaboration. But our vision can, and should, still expand to broader appearance issues. With the assessment and treatment of other dimensions of the smile and facial esthetics, the target is the ultimate dentofacial esthetic outcome. This lecture will demonstrate the coordination of care between the disciplines of dentistry and facial plastic surgery, resulting in gratifying enhancement of our esthetic and functional results.

Date Added:
5/10/2017

Author(s):

David M Sarver, DMD, MS David M Sarver, DMD, MS
Dr. Sarver received his DMD from The University of Alabama School of Dentistry and M.S. in Orthodontics from the University of North Carolina in 1979. He is a Diplomate...
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Questions & Comments
George Duello - (5/10/2017 3:12 PM)

David, Interesting presentation. I had a Seattle Study club for 14 years and we had Vince Kokich Sr speak to my club twice and he presented to an orthodontist only lecture in St. Louis on several occasions. Dr. Kokich was key in presenting his principles of ortho-perio-restorative relationships and the orthodontic possibilties. He focused first on the location the occlusal plane which would limit the scope of the improvements in facial height. Secondly, he would demonstrate the relationship between the incisors and the occlusal plane relative to the overbite. His third principle was to correct gingival positions determines whether intrusions is the right solution, and crown proportions governs the amount of lengthening desirable. His last principle was the need for surgery depends on facial proportions. Using these principles he taught use how he would positioned teeth orthodontically. In your program, you did not discuss the posterior occlusal plane and its role in diagnosis and treatment-could you comment on that. Secondly most of your cases had subtractive gingival recontouring with the diode laser--do you find the need for intrusions or for osseous crown lengthening to achieve better width to length ratios? Your results are extremely pleasing and your attention to detail is excellent. My last question is how do we get our orthodontic colleagues to pay attention to this level of finishing detail? Thank you for your presentations

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