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Article: Volume 44 Number 6 Page 558 - June 2017

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  Dent Update 2017; 44: 558-562

Orthodontics and Periodontics:  Orthodontic and Periodontal Multidisciplinary Care

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Abstract: Patients who are at risk of, or have a history of, periodontal disease requesting orthodontic treatment require careful multidisciplinary management in order to achieve optimal orthodontic and periodontal outcomes. An understanding of the periodontal tissues and the disease processes that can affect the periodontium is required by the orthodontist to ensure that patients are managed appropriately.

Clinical relevance: This paper discusses the multidisciplinary management of periodontal patients who require orthodontic treatment and methods for ensuring optimal outcomes.

Author notes: Gurpreet Pye, BDS(Hons), MFDS RCS(Ed), MOrth(Ed), MDentSci, FDS(Orth) RCPS(Glasg), Consultant Orthodontist, Dundee Dental Hospital and School and Andrew Pye, BDS, MFDS RCS(Ed), MSc, FDS(Rest Dent) RCPS(Glasg), Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Dundee Dental Hospital and School, Park Place, Dundee DD1 4HR, UK.

Objective: To understand how orthodontic patients with a history of periodontal disease should be managed.