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Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy

An Interdisciplinary Approach

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  • Illustrates dentoalveolar bone engineering for expanded orthodontic opportunities

  • Explains corticotomy assisted orthodontic therapy and 3D planning

  • Written by a team of leading experts

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Table of contents (28 chapters)

  1. Embryologic Basis of Bone Formation in the Human Craniofacial Skeleton and Its Relation to Malocclusion in Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy


About this book

This book covers all aspects of Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy and is intended to guide practitioners involved in dental interdisciplinary therapy to managing complex cases. It demonstrates the next level of collaboration through managing core problems of the patients and planning cases using digital dentistry for enhanced disclosed and more ideal outcomes. Methods for regaining space appropriation and dentoalveolar bone engineering are illustrated. Emphasis is placed on corticotomy assisted orthodontic therapy and 3D planning in order to help practitioner to achieve outcomes that were previously unrecognized. The book is written by leading experts in the field and is a rich source for periodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists and restorative clinicians interested in the subject.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Private Practice Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery, Periodontal Medicine and Surgical Specialists, LLC, Oakbrook Terrace and Glenview, USA

    George A. Mandelaris

  • Private Practice, Restorative Dentistry, Oakbrook Terrace, USA

    Brian S. Vence

About the editors

George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS                                                            

Dr. Mandelaris attended the University of Michigan from undergraduate through dental school.  He completed a post-graduate residency program at the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry, where he obtained a certificate in the speciality of Periodontology as well as a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Oral Biology.  Dr. Mandelaris is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has served as an examiner for Part II (oral examination) of the American Board of Periodontology’s certification process. He is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Graduate Periodontics at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry (Chicago, IL) as well as at the University of Michigan, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine (Ann Arbor, MI).  Dr. Mandelaris is a Fellow in both the American and International College of Dentists.


Dr. Mandelaris serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Periodontology and the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. In 2021, he was appointed as an Editorial Consultant to the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He has published over 40 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has authored eleven chapters in nine different textbooks used worldwide on subjects related to computer guided implantology, CT/CBCT diagnostics and surgically facilitated orthodontic therapy (SFOT).


Dr Mandelaris is a two time recipient (2017 and 2021) of the American Academy of Periodontology’s (AAP) Clinical Research Award- an award given to the most outstanding scientific article with direct clinical relevance in Periodontics. A nationally recognized expert, he was appointed by AAP to co-chair the Best Evidence Consensus Workshop on the use of CBCT Imaging in Periodontics as well as co-author the academy’s guidelines. In 2018, he was recognized with American Academy of Periodontology’s Special Citation Award.  Dr. Mandelaris is the 2018 recipient of The Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.


Dr. Mandelaris is a Past President of the Illinois Society of Periodontists, has served on several committees for the American Academy of Periodontology and is one of the AAPs recommended speakers on topics related to periodontics-orthodontics and imaging/implant surgery. He is a key-opinion leader for several industry leaders and holds memberships in many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research.

Dr. Mandelaris is in private practice at Periodontal Medicine & Surgical Specialists, LLC in Chicago, Park Ridge and Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. He limits his practice to Periodontology, Dental Implant Surgery, Bone Reconstruction and Tissue Engineering Surgery.


Brian  Vence, DDS

Dr. Vence maintains a private practice in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois with a special interest in comprehensive esthetic and restorative dentistry. He graduated with a degree in honors biology in 1981 from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He received his dental degree in 1985 from the University of Illinois School of Dentistry at the Medical Center in Chicago. He completed a hospital residency at the VA Wadsworth-UCLA in 1986 and a mini-residency in temporomandibular joint disorders.

Dr. Vence founded the Chicago Academy of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy in 1992, a study club designed to define and promote excellence in dentistry. He has had manuscripts published in Quintessence of Dental Technology, Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Compendium, and the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists, American Dental Association, American Thoracic Society, Seattle Study Club-Oakbrook. He is a past president of the Fox River Valley Dental Society in Illinois. 



Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy

  • Book Subtitle: An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Editors: George A. Mandelaris, Brian S. Vence

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-90098-4Published: 03 June 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-90101-1Due: 17 June 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-90099-1Published: 02 June 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 828

  • Number of Illustrations: 75 b/w illustrations, 1166 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Dentistry

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