This lecture will involve a comprehensive review of the literature on impaction management with specific emphasis on obtaining the most predictable and esthetic outcome for the patient. Several cases will be presented and the decision process that was made in the management process. Different surgical techniques will be presented and the rationale for the different approaches utilized.
Recognize different esthetic compromises in impaction management.
Improve the clinician’s ability to improve these esthetic compromises.
Identify the most difficult of impactions and their management.