Dr. Faber is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists. As a Professor of Evidence Based Dentistry and Orthodontics at the Dental Post-Graduate Program of the University of Brasilia, he uses his editorial background to stimulate keen analysis of the scientific literature. He holds a PhD degree on Biology-Morphology, and a Master degree in Orthodontics, and is a Diplomate of the Brazilian Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Faber has lectured extensively in many countries, and has published over 100 articles in scientific journals. He also maintains a private practice in Brasilia, which is focused on adult patients.

Title of Talk

Problem-solving in Class II surgery first


Conventional orthodontic-surgical treatments for the correction of dentofacial deformities comprise - after diagnosis and treatment planning - a presurgical orthodontic stage, the orthognathic surgery per se and the orthodontic finishing stage. This treatment method has also been tested by time. It has been used for decades and proved highly effective. However, it has two main limitations. The first is that many patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome should undergo maxillomandibular advancement as soon as possible, for this is the most successful surgical procedure to treat OSAS. These patients cannot afford awaiting the conventional orthodontic preparation for surgery. The second is that many patients who seek treatment do so motivated by the promise of aesthetic enhancement, despite the treatment's primarily functional nature. On account of these limitations, since 2004 Dr. Faber has been using in his private practice a treatment methodology that anticipates surgery, and the approach has been indicated for either Class II and Class III dentofacial deformities. This lecture will focus on surgical orthodontic treatment for Class II patients. Planning, indications and problem-solving protocols will be presented and discussed.