Dr. Stella Chaushu is Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics of the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.
She is the coordinator of three different clinical fields in the department: adult orthodontics, orthodontic treatment of impacted teeth and treatment of special needs children. Dr. Chaushu also holds a PhD degree in immunology. Her basic science research focuses on the relationship between dentistry and immunology, particularly on the role of the immune system in periodontal disease and in orthodontic tooth movement.
The results of her clinical and research activities have been published in over 100 articles in international refereed journals and in 6 book chapters. She has received several competitive grants and awards, including the prestigious Dewel Award, given for the highest-ranked clinical research published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and of Orthodontics in 2015.
Dr. Chaushu is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and she is a reviewer for many international refereed journals. She has been an invited speaker at the national orthodontic congresses of U.S.A., Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Greece, Australia, Austria, Cyprus, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Italy, Romania, India, Portugal and Poland. She presents lectures and courses internationally on the various aspects related to impacted teeth, the orthodontic-periodontic interface and the delivery of orthodontic treatment to special needs children.
KEYNOTE LECTURE: Orthodontics – a cause or an answer to gingival recessions?
Stella Chaushu and Ayala Stabholz
Gingival recession per se is usually not responsible for tooth loss, however treatment is sought by the patients and provided by the treating practitioners with the aims of esthetic improvement, elimination of sensitivity, and reducing the risk of root caries. Orthodontic therapy has been reported to increase the risk for gingival recession, especially in patients with thin biotypes in whom tooth movements towards the alveolar bone boundaries are needed to alleviate crowding or compensate skeletal discrepancies. The efficacy of the various surgical coverage procedures is doubtful in many cases. Can orthodontics be used in treatment of gingival recession? This case illustrated presentation, based on the published literature, will provide guidelines in selecting the best treatment approach for this condition.