Distraction osteogenesis is a well known clinical procedure in medicine. It was widely used by orthopedic surgeons for lengthening the extremities. Distraction osteogenesis was used in dentistry for the treatment of congenital malocclusions and for the treatment of severe skeletal abnormalities. In conventional distraction osteogenesis bone length is increased along a straight line. Transporting distraction disc along a straight line is very usefull in the areas where straight distraction will be in accordence with the morphogenic pattern. On the other hand for the treatment of some problems where straight distraction will not be in accordance with the anatomical structures,distraction along a curve is required. A method which is called Archwise distraction was developed for the transport of distraction disc along a curve.Special distractor which was named as Archwise Mini Distractor was developed and a special appliance was fabricated.
In the first part of this presentation ,Philosophy of Distraction Osteogenesis and the Idea of Archwise Distraction will be discussed and the special appliance (AWDA APPLIANCE) will be introduced. In the second part of the presentation, treated cases with alveolar distraction osteogenesis will be presented and the results will be discussed.
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Nejat ERVERDI
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Nejat Erverdi graduated in 1985 from Hacettepe University Faculty of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics in Ankara. In 1987 he joined the Marmara University Faculty of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics for his Academic studies. In 1994 he became a full Professor. Dr. Erverdi was the head of the Department of Orthodontics between 1988-2006. He is one of the founders of the Turkish Orthodontic Society. Between the years of 2000-2015 he served as a Council member of the European Orthodontic Society. In 2003 he was accepted as the full member to the North Atlantic Component of the Edward Angle Society. He is the author of over 100 articles in local and international journals and seven international book chapters. He was the president of the IXth International Symposium on Dentofacial Development and Function which was held in Istanbul in October 2002.He was elected as the president of the European Orthodontic Society for the year of 2011.He was the president of EOS congress which was held in June 2011 in Istanbul.His book about Archwise Distraction Osteogenesis was published by Springer company in the year of 2014.He is still investigating and writing about Archwise Distraction Osteogenesis and cleft palate treatment.