Individual teeth classification as a communication tool among dental professionals
Currently there is no accepted standardised tool for assessing the overall status of teeth. Predicting whether a tooth is likely to be longstanding in the patient’s mouth, making it appropriate to be part of the overall rehabilitation of a patient, is one of the most challenging tasks in dentistry. An accurate diagnosis and prognosis evaluation are the basis of solid treatment planning and are essential when treatment options are considered.
The aim of this presentation is to propose a comprehensive, standardised, and meaningful classification system for the evaluation of individual teeth.
The proposed classification aims to become a systematic tool that would enhance communication among dental professionals, be used for evaluation of cases from a medicolegal perspective, generate a baseline for outcome assessment of treatment modalities, and enable young and experienced clinicians alike to evaluate dental conditions in a uniform way. It could also facilitate patient understanding of the condition of their teeth, enabling them to make informed decisions before they consent to various treatment options.
Nachum currently works in Private practice in Tel-Aviv, Israel, as well as being a Member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.
He is a consultant to start-up and established companies focusing on dental implants and computerized technologies for computer-assisted surgery and dental treatment, a reviewer for academic and professional journals and has held the executive position of VP Research with MIS Implants.
Since 1993, he has lectured widely in Scientific National and International Dental meetings in USA, Europe, China, Korea, and South America on topics where focus of interest is on: Dental education, New concepts in teaching Restorative dentistry, Esthetics, Dental implants, Innovations related to Dental Education, Dental implants and Dental technology.
He has published in clinical journals locally in Israel and internationally as well as being recipient of many Best teacher, Dean’s award and rectors awards for teaching excellence.
Nachum is member of the advisory boards of DenTack implants, Israel since 2009, IDEA International, USA since 2007 and Jet-Guide LTD, Israel since 2007