Pawel Plakwicz, PhD., DDS, MFDS, RCS

Congress of Slovak Orthodontic Society
September 23.-24. 2022, Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton, Košice

Pawel Plakwicz, PhD., DDS, MFDS, RCS

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Pawel Plakwicz, PhD., DDS, MFDS, RCS

Specialist in Oral Surgery,
Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland,
Adjunct Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

Dr. Plakwicz graduated from the Dental Faculty, Medical University of Warsaw. 1995-2003 he was an assistant lecturer at the Department of Oral Surgery at the same university.

He completed postgraduate training in autotransplantation of teeth at the University of Oslo, Norway in 2000.

In 2001, he qualified as a specialist in Oral Surgery and in 2009 defended his PhD thesis: “Autotransplantation of teeth in growing patients”.

Since 2009 he has worked at the Department of Periodontology, Medical University of Warsaw. In 2015 he gained his second PhD with habilitation “Periodontal assessment of the treatment outcomes of autotransplantation of developing teeth in growing patients”.

In 2017 he received his MFDS ad eundem from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

His main research interests are in the treatment of growing patients with missing teeth, eruption disturbances, teeth autotransplatnation and gingival recessions.

He authored and co-authored over 60 scientific articles and chapters in the books published in 2016 by Wiley Blackwell: Recognizing and Correcting Developing Malocclusions in Orthodontics and in the 6th edition of Graber Orthodontics.

In 1996 he established a private practise in Warsaw, focused on oral and periodontal surgery. He has performed and followed-up more than 500 of autotransplantated teeth.

Dr. Plakwicz lectures and conducts courses nationally and internationally in Europe and in the United States (where he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the UNC in Chapel Hill, NC, USA, in 2019).

Autotransplantation of developing teeth. Protocol for orthodontic and surgical treatment.

Autotransplantation of developing teeth is an established treatment option for replacing missing teeth in growing individuals. Favourable orthodontic indications, good surgical access and optimal tooth morphology are mandatory for a successful outcome of the treatment. Premolars with developing roots due to their morphology and position in the dental arch are optimal donors with reported success rate of over 90%.

Autotransplantation of developing, unerupted premolars to maxillary anterior region and to replace missing mandibular premolars will be presented. The description of the surgical technique and factors, which may influence the treatment outcome will be given and discussed.

Follow-up protocol will be presented and explained in relation to development of tooth and healing after transplantation.

On top of that, a natural potential of transplanted teeth for bone preservation and regeneration at sites of transplantation will be demonstrated, using clinical examples, that those teeth may in many cases serve as a natural providers of bone growth and may help in regeneration of the alveolus in patients with bone defects. This advantage of the treatment seems to be the most strategic factor in favour of performing tooth autotransplantation of teeth in children to avoid the need for an implant in the future.

Course objectives:

  1. To recognize indications and different treatment options in patients with premolar agenesis including autotransplanation of premolars and third molars
  2. To recognize indications for performing autotransplantation in patients with traumatic loss of tooth
  3. To know the principles and results of the autotransplanation of an immature tooth

Saturday, 24.9.2022 – Programme: Doctors

10:00 – 11:00 Autotransplantation of an immature tooth – surgical protocol(step by step) Pawel Plakwicz, PhD., DDS, MFDS, RCS
14:00 – 15:00 Status of the alveolar process after autotransplantation of developing teeth Pawel Plakwicz, PhD., DDS, MFDS, RCS