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Facially Prioritized Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Patients who want more ideal facial esthetics and function may choose to have the interdisciplinary team utilize SFOT to alter the dentoalveolar bone and optimally position the roots of the teeth for the patient’s face. Space may be appropriated to enable the restorative dentist to create natural tooth dimensions and morphology in the worn, eroded, or otherwise altered dentition. Surgical, orthodontic, and restorative perspectives will be presented to challenge the team to move beyond traditional interdisciplinary therapies into a new frontier for enhanced outcomes.

At the conclusion of this lecture participants will have gained an understanding of:

  1. How contemporary diagnostic modalities lead to more accurate diagnosis and enhance implementation of treatment strategies
  2. How SFOT can help manage dentoalveolar bone deficiencies to optimize root position and space appropriation for ideal restorative outcomes
  3. Why interdisciplinary teamwork reduces compromises and idealizes treatment critical for improved patient outcomes


George Mandelaris, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD

Dr. Mandelaris is in private practice in Chicago where he limits his practice to Periodontology, Dental Implant Surgery, Bone Reconstruction, and Tissue Engineering Surgery. Dr. Mandelaris is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Graduate Periodontics, University of Illinois, College of Dentistry, Chicago, IL.

Brian Vence, DDS

Dr. Vence maintains a private practice in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, with a special interest in comprehensive esthetic and restorative dentistry. . He graduated with a degree in honors biology in 1981 from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He received his dental degree in 1985 from the University of Illinois School of Dentistry at the Medical Center in Chicago. He completed a hospital residency at the VA Wadsworth-UCLA in 1986 and a mini-residency in temporomandibular joint disorders.

In 1992, Dr. Vence founded the Chicago Academy of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy, a study club designed to define and promote excellence in dentistry. He has had manuscripts published in Quintessence of Dental Technology, Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Compendium, The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. He has served as president of the Fox River Valley Dental Society. Dr. Vence presents nationally and internationally on principles and techniques for comprehensive restorative dentistry incorporating esthetics, function, implants and airway considerations.

Dr. Vence resides in St. Charles, Illinois and has two daughters. Teagen, who holds a Honors Biology degree from the University of Illinois and Kali who holds a Biology degree from DePaul University in Chicago.

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