All of us have experienced patient consultations where orthodontic treatment would provide a tremendous benefit to the patient and would assist other members of the interdisciplinary team in their treatment delivery and yet so often the patient refuses to wear braces. As a consequence, the final treatment result suffers great compromise. In some cases, even modest changes in tooth position could offer dramatic assistance to other members of the interdisciplinary team to improve their ability to provide their highest quality treatment with the patient being the ultimate beneficiary.
Patients who are considering restoration of their dentition often have concerns regarding the potential orthodontic component due to the treatment time, cost and appearance of the appliances required for optimal treatment. This presentation will include numerous patients where these objections were minimized by using innovative strategies without sacrificing the quality of treatment. Removable aligner applications and other combination treatments will be presented and discussed.
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Dr. Marc Alexander has no relevant commercial relationships.
Dr. Raymond Kubisch has no relevant commercial relationships.
P.O. Box 743
Summerland, CA 93067
Dr. Marc L. Alexander was born in Cape Town, South Africa and received his Bachelor of Science and Dental Degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 1985. He served as Director of South African Air Force Base Dental Clinic prior to joining as a partner in a private Dental Practice specializing in Prosthodontics and Periodontics in South Africa. In pursuit of specialization in Prosthodontics, together with his wife, Vivien, Dr. Alexander moved from South Africa to the United States. In 1996 he graduated with honors from the University of Southern California, Advanced Prosthodontics, and was awarded the Alex Koper Merit Scholarship for Excellence in Clinical Achievement. Upon completion of his Prosthodontic Studies, Dr. Alexander joined the Faculty of USC as Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry and Director of Occlusion (bite and function);Director of Treatment planning, and Director of all outside Laboratory services for USC. He currently continues as a part-time Associate Professor.
In May, 1999 Dr. Alexander began his current full-time private practice in Montecito, CA specializing in Prosthodontics. He is a Past-President of the Santa Barbara Interdisciplinary Esthetic Dental Network, and has lectured for the California Dental Association , University of Southern California, and Component Dental Societies on topics related to Prosthodontics, Esthetics and Occlusion. He is also published in peer reviewed Journals.
Dr. Alexander is a member of the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Prosthodontics, and Academy of Osseointegration.
Dr. Alexander is currently on the USC Faculty for Continuing Education of Dentists (Odontic Seminar). He resides in Montecito, California with his wife and three children.
3820 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Dr. Raymond Kubisch graduated from Indiana University School of Business with a BS in Marketing in 1968, Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1974 and received his MSD and Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Washington in 1976. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Ray has lectured Internationally on the structure and value of interdisciplinary treatment planning, the importance of study group activity and the effective use of Invisalign. He is a “TOP 1%” provider. His practice has a large focus on providing the orthodontic component needed for interdisciplinary treatment planning and delivery.
In 2001, Ray and his wife Linda transitioned their Seattle practice and moved to Santa Barbara to continue practicing orthodontics.
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