Prof.Dr. Abbas Zaher
DDS and MS orthodontics, University of Alexandria
PhD Orthodontics, University of Iowa, USA and University of Alexandria, Egypt 1992
Visiting Fellow to the University of Iowa USA, 1989 – 91
Professor and Chairman, department of orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Alexandria
President, The Egyptian Orthodontic Society
Past Vice-President of the World Federation of Orthodontists
Invited lecturer in more than 25 International Universities from around the world
Has over 60 oral Presentations in Local and International Conferences.
Has more than 40 scientific publications in Egyptian and international journals.
Recipient of the Helen and B. F. Dewel Clinical Orthodontic Award for the best Clinical Article in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Orthodontic Practices to Enhance Gingival Esthetics
The ultimate desire of patients seeking orthodontic treatment is the excellent dental and facial esthetics. The orthodontist should be able and is responsible to deliver the best aesthetic results. It is possible to influence the gingival levels through orthodontic tooth movement. In addition, manipulation of teeth angulation can enhance the expression of the papillae.
Some tips in orthodontic finishing will be presented identifying the most common aesthetic finishing factors that can enhance the looks of the surrounding gingival tissue. And, explain how these can be modified to achieve an excellent finished result in adolescents as well as adults with compromised dentitions.