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Interdisciplinary Ortho (preview)

Orthodontic treatment is becoming increasingly important in interdisciplinary cases and is opening new opportunities for other dental disciplines. Several aspects of utilization of orthodontics in interdisciplinary patients will be discussed, as well as the importance of including all relevant disciplines in the initial planning of treatment.


DUBRAVKO PAVLIN, D.M.D., M.S.D., Ph.D., received his dental degree and Master’s degree from the University of Zagreb in Croatia. He trained in the clinical specialty of Orthodontics and obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Pavlin is currently an Associate Professor and Acting Chair of the Department of Orthodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School. He also maintains a private faculty practice in Orthodontics at UTHSCSA, where he has used the Invisalign technique for treating patients as well as in the Orthodontic Residency and Predoctoral Programs.

In addition to providing clinical training to orthodontic residents, Dr. Pavlin conducts research on the function of orthodontic appliances and has published extensively in the area of orthodontic biomechanics and biological effects of orthodontic appliances. He is also a course director and lecturer in several predoctoral and graduate orthodontic courses and clinical preceptor in the Orthodontics Residency program.

Last reviewed on: 09/01/2014 | Expire date: 08/31/2019