Speaker: Dr. Robert Relle is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon whose practice is limited to orthognathic and reconstructive jaw surgery. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry and received his specialty certification at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has completed over 3,500 orthognathic surgery cases. Dr. Relle co-chairs the Dentofacial Conference at the USC Graduate Orthodontic Program and has a part-time voluntary academic appointment at UCLA School of Dentistry. He completed a seven-year term as an examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a frequent speaker at local and national educational forums.
Course Description: Correction of dentofacial disharmony in the teen and young adult traditionally comprises a collaboration between orthodontist and surgeon. Older adults seeking such care often present with significantly worn dentition and mutilated occlusion, consequently requiring an additional and crucial restorative component to attain complete orofacial rehabilitation. Failure to properly address and sequence this crucial element of the plan risks less than ideal or frankly disappointing outcomes, particularly when the restorative care becomes an afterthought. This presentation will introduce a simple yet powerful concept that can be used to optimize these sometimes-complex cases for restorative excellence. 3-D virtual planning of orthognathic surgery will be illustrated within the context of this presentation.