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Orthodontic Considerations in Interdisciplinary Management | Safe Distance Learning Webinar Series
April 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Even though preventive dentistry has made great strides in reducing the incidence of tooth loss and its ensuing effects on the dentition; there still exists a demographic that is either unaware of or unable to avail the benefits of these advances to preserve their dentitions. As a result, we often see patients in our practice with mutilated dentitions. Tooth loss, faulty restorations, traumatic injuries, genetic defects (malposed/ malformed/ missing teeth) all contribute to these mutilations in the dentition.
- Illustrate examples of clinical situations where interdisciplinary treatment improves outcome.
- Assist in developing a sequenced approach to clinical situations
Dr. Lokesh Suri is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), an associate clinical professor of orthodontics, and director of pre-doctoral orthodontics at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Suri graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College, India in 1997 and graduated as the valedictorian of the dental school class. He then did a two-year residency program in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (A.I.I.M.S.). Dr. Suri then moved to Boston where he joined Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2001.He continued his academic pursuits at Tufts University where he received a Certificate in Orthodontics in 2003 and a Master of Science degree in 2004He has been inducted in the Bates Andrews Research Honor Society, is the recipient of the Everett Shapiro Award in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Faculty Development Award, Anthony A. Gianelly teaching fellowship instituted by the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF), and the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) Ten under Ten Award.
Dr. Suri is also a reviewer on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO). He also served as the North East representative on the Council of Scientific Affairs (COSA) of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) from 2007-2012.
Dr. Parul Taneja
Parul Taneja BDS, DMD, MS graduated from Manipal University, Karnataka, India 1998 and received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Taneja received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2005. Her graduate degree in orthodontics is from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. he completed Master of Science degree in Oral Biology at the University of Oklahoma in 2002.
Dr. Taneja works in private practice full time in Waltham, and Chelsea. She was a clinical assistant professor at the Tufts University School of Dental Sciences, and the director of the biomechanics course for the graduate program for over a decade. She is also a guest lecturer at the pre-doctoral orthodontic program at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Taneja has authored several articles in peer review journals, and served a moderator for scientific sessions at the national meetings of American Association of Orthodontists. She has written the chapter on inter-disciplinary care in the textbook Orthodontics – Diagnosis and Management of Malocclusion and Dentofacial Deformities published by Elsevier. She is a recipient of the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) Ten under Ten Award in 2010. The award honors dentists who, within the first ten years of practice, have made significant contributions in the field of dentistry.