Consultant Orthodontist Newcastle NHS Foundation Trust
Professor David Birnie is a consultant orthodontist at Newcastle NHS Foundation Trust in the UK and has an honorary appointment with Newcastle University. He was Dean of the Faculty of Health Informatics at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh until 2009 and was a member on the Council of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the College from 1986-2010. Professor Birnie was awarded the British Orthodontic Society’s Distinction Award in 2009, The Dental Faculty Medal, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2012, honorary membership of the British Orthodontic Society in 2016 and is Honorary Patron of the British Orthodontic Society for 2018. From 2007 to 2016, Professor Birnie presented the Excellence in Orthodontics course with Nigel Harradine. He has lectured extensively the UK and internationally.
The diagnosis of impacted teeth, frequently maxillary canines, has been revolutionised by the advent of CBCT. The location can now be accurately identified and the cause of the impaction identified. This means that we can now resolve impactions that we previously thought were hopeless. What has less commonly been discussed is the retrieval path for these teeth and how to communicate with the oral surgeon doing the exposure. This lecture will be illustrated with clinical cases and interesting CBCT analyses.
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