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2018 Annual Session Conference

Edward H. Angle Award Lecture - Science, Practice and Ethics in Finishing Adult and Elderly Patients

May 6, 2018 8:00am ‐ May 6, 2018 8:45am


This lecture presents a message to young orthodontists on the desirable future direction of our profession, based on my own experiences and what has been handed down. The following topics will be covered: The esthetic challenges related to incisor display; Reshaping teeth with deviating forms to create beautiful teeth, full interdental papillae and optimal connector areas; How-to resolve crowding and narrow smiles without lateral expansion; Handling severe periodontal destruction in adults and elderly; Limitation of failures with multistranded wire bonded retainers.

Learning Objectives:

  • ¬†Reshape incisors to beautiful form and proper display related to patient age.¬†
  • Handle severe periodontal tissue break-down in adults and elderly.
  • Reduce bond failures for lingual retainers.


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