Most orthodontists have tackled the dilemma of treating patients missing one or both maxillary lateral incisors. The compromise requirement depends on the choice of treatment. This program will provide a review of the current proposed forms of treatment for cases missing one or both maxillary lateral incisors and discuss challenges to find the appropriate treatment alternatives. Clinical situations will illustrate the variability in the decision process.
1. Explain the incidence and compromises of congenitally missing incisors to the whole dentition
2. Discuss how “Team Approach” minimizes esthetic compromises
3. Describe treatment alternatives for complex missing teeth orthodontic cases
Jose A. Bosio, BDS, MS, is the Clinical Associate Professor and Program Director in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, MD. His research work has been recognized by the American Association of Orthodontists with the Thomas M. Graber Award received in 2011 and he also received Teaching Fellowship Awards from American Association of Orthodontics in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and from AAOF in 2011 and 2012. Dr. Bosio has served as an examiner for the American Board of Orthodontics since 2010 and he is currently serving as the President for the Society of Orthodontic Educators (SOE) and as a reviewer for the AJODO, EJO, JWFO, and Angle Orthodontist.