Things may not always be as straight forward as they first appear. This presentation demonstrates dilemmas in orthodontic treatment planning using a substantial number of orthodontic cases that have a twist in the tale, with a nod to the eponymous 1970s television series
The following topics will be covered:
Diagnosis: the good and the not so good;
The importance of good communication and teamwork between orthodontists, restorative dentists, orthognathic and oral surgeons.
On completion you will be familiar with some key pitfalls in orthodontic treatment planning and apply the principles discussed to your own practice. This will help optimise orthodontic care for your patients, especially when there are difficult decisions to be made.
Consultant Orthodontist and Specialist in Orthodontics Queens Gate Orthodontics Claire Nightingale, a highly experienced and multiple prize winning orthodontist, including “Orthodontist of the Year, London, 2019” in the GHP Private Healthcare Awards, decided to become an orthodontist at the age of 12, having been inspired by experiencing fantastic care from her own dentist. She then qualified as a dentist over 30 years ago, from Newcastle University and completed her specialist training as an orthodontist in 1996, at Bristol University. She is the owner of Queens Gate Orthodontics and combines private practice in South Kensington with an NHS Consultant post at Watford General Hospital.
She has treated thousands of children and adults with fixed braces, and over three hundred patients with Invisalign. In addition to routine orthodontics, her special interests include working with jaw (orthognathic) surgeons to treat people with facial deformity and to relieve the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea.
Claire was awarded “Orthodontist of the Year, London” 2019 - 2020 in the GHP Healthcare Awards and is President of the London Dental Fellowship, 2019 – 2020.
She is passionate about orthodontics, and when not treating patients, she is busy lecturing to dental societies, writing textbooks, and training dentists to become orthodontists. At other times, she is running around after her three children and two cats and occasionally gets to play her piano.