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Yahya Tosun

Dr. Yahya Tosun graduated from Istanbul University on 1984 and obtained his PhD degree from Aegean University Faculty of Dentistry. He has worked at the same faculty as a researcher, teacher and clinician and member of the council of education for several years. He has published several national and international articles, given lectures extensively in Turkey and abroad. He is the author and coauthor of 3 books about “Biomechanics in Orthodontics” and “Orthodontics for General Practitioners”. His book entitled “Biomechanics in Orthodontics, Principles and Practice” has been published in English. Recently he has been speaking about “The Role of Orthodontics in Interdisciplinary Dentistry” and “Modern Concepts in Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning” in national and international meetings.
Dr Tosun has been working in his private practice and living with his family in Dubai for about 14 years. He is particularly interested in “Adult Orthodontics, Lingual Orthodontics, Clear Aligners and Early Treatment Concepts”.
He enjoys photography, water color painting, several sportive activities particularly windsurfing, fitness and Muay Thai.  He is father of 3 children.

Modern Concepts in Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Recently there has been a paradigm shift in the world of orthodontics. The conventional concept of orthodontic treatment planning which has been mainly based on the ideal occlusion, cephalometric values and skeletal structures has been modified to a new concept based essentially on soft tissues and aesthetics. In this concept the orthodontic treatment planning is not limited to the teeth and dental arches but the balance and the proportions among the entire facial structures, the relationships between the teeth and surrounding soft tissues at smile and at rest have also been considered. In such a treatment the orthodontist needs to collaborate with some other dental disciplines as well as various medical specialities. This interdisciplinary treatment concept that could be described as “patient centered” has been developed to give a “better care” to complex orthodontic cases. To improve the coordination and raise the level of knowledge and the conscience among colleagues several study clubs have been set up in the western countries.
The aim of this presentation is to introduce this treatment concept and to discuss new parameters based on aesthetics.
General Approach to Early Orthodontic Treatments

AAO suggest children to be screened by the age 7. The reason for this is the majority of the orthodontic problems start appearing at this age and that they could be easily eliminated by relatively short and simple interventions . Habits and functional abnormalities involving the skeletal structures constitute an important part of these problems.   
This presentation will cover examples of orthodontic problems that one can come across at ages 7 to 9 and  their treatment options.  Additionally, how one can diagnose these cases and which ones should be urgently referred to the orthodontist will also be discussed.