Skeletal malocclusion is one of the most commonly seen malocclusions in current orthodontics. With the traditional orthognathic procedures, the orthodontist and patient, both needed tremendous patience to see the outcome. In the recent years there has been a shift in the approach of management of patients with skeletal Dentofacial abnormalities. The surgery first approach which is used in Orthognathic Surgery has recently created wider interest in eliminating time consuming preoperative orthodontic treatment.
SFA- Surgical First Approach in orthodontics is a new treatment concept that has recently become popular to overcome dentofacial abnormalities, removing the need for pre-surgical orthodontic treatment. Because of the good amount of evidence of successful treatment outcomes, short-therapy time and prompt aesthetic modification,reduction in difficulty of treatment,increased patient compliance and acceptance , there has been a great increase in its use and has created a new dimension in managing skeletal adult patients.
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Craniofacial Orthodontics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Dr. San Sheng-Pin Hsureceived hisfellowship in Surgical Planning Laboratory from The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston. He is the Secretary-General of Taiwan Association of Orthodontists. He started his 3D journey at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston, researching on Oral and Maxillo-facial surgical planning with CBCT technology.Dr. Sam Hsu implemented 3D treatment planning into dental surgery and orthodontics after his return to Taiwan and became the pioneer of the field till today.
KIIT University, Odisha
Dr. Pritam Mohanty went for International Clinical fellowship (FCFO) from Chang Gung University, Taiwan. He has publications in various national and international specialty journals. He is an associate member of American Association of Cleft Craniofacial Anomalies. He has been invited as a speaker at many national as well as international conferences. Presently he is working on more than 10 patent projects for innovations in Orthodontics and in general dentistry. He is also author of “Text book of cleft care management - neonates to adult".
Dental Medical Center
Diplomat in Orthodontics form Royal College of Surgeons Of Edinburgh - (M Orth R.C.S.Ed) and Clinical and research Fellowship in Advanced Craniofacial Orthodontics at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei. Dr. Akshai Shetty. K.R received special training in Naso alveolar moulding, Craniofacial Orthopaedics & Orthodontics, Surgical Orthodontics, and Implant assisted Orthodontics and Sleep Medicine. He has received scholarship and awards for his excellence in academics and associated with a number of Indian as well as International Societies.
Aarhus University, Denmark
Full associate professorship in Biomechanics at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Aarhus with responsibility for biomechanical teaching and research at the Departments of Orthodontics and Orthopedics and at the Institute of Sport Science. In addition to this, coordinator of the biomechanics teaching at the University’s Master of Public Health Candidate program. In addition, collaboration with the Institute of Forensic Medicine concerning biomechanical analyses of trauma-related deaths. Founding member of the Paraclinical IMAging Study (PIMAS) Group, Aarhus University.