Congenital missing, severe caries, periodontitis and eruption disturbance not only cause loss of teeth but also initiate disruption of dental arch integrity such as migration of adjacent tooth, extrusion of the counterparts. Rehabilitation of the dental apparatus is undoubtedly the main task of dental clinicians. Recent studies revealed, however, limited longevity of artificial prostheses including dental implants. Autotransplantation of viable tooth tends to exhibit various pathologic statuses over a long term.Read More
Dr Kee Joon Lee is professor & chairman of the Department of Orthodontics, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea. He received DDS and PhD degree from Graduate school, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University. He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2002-2004 and at the Division of Plastic Surgery, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2010-2011. He is the first who demonstrated the miniscrew-assisted rapid palatal expander (MARPE) for adults in AJO-DO, which was cited by many other authors. His fields in research include clinical biomechanics regarding TADs application and the suture and bone responses to orthodontic stimulus.