Pradip R. Shetye

Pradip R. Shetye


Dr. Pradip R. Shetye is a Board Certified Orthodontist and is Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery and Director of Craniofacial Orthodontics Fellowship at New York University Langone Medical Center, as well as Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry.
Dr. Shetye received his DDS from the New York University College of Dentistry, and his post-graduate Certificate in Orthodontics from St. Barnabas Hospital. He completed an Advanced Craniofacial Orthodontics Clinical Fellowship from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Craniofacial Orthodontics Research Fellowship from the NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Shetye also has earned an MDS in Orthodontics from India and MOrthRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Dr. Shetye has expertise in all areas of orthodontic treatment and has special interest in orthodontic treatment for patients needing reconstructive surgery of the face and orthognathic surgery. He is actively involved in craniofacial research and has authored over 45 peer reviewed scientific papers and several book chapters. He has given over 125 scientific presentations at various universities, national and international scientific meetings in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Dr. Shetye has received several awards for clinical excellence including the Henry Kawamoto Award from the American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons, Joseph E. Johnson Award and Charley Schultz Award both from the American Association of Orthodontics, T. C. White Award from the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Glasgow and four research awards from The American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF).

KEYNOTE LECTURE: Computerized orthognathic surgical planning for complex craniofacial deformities

Recent virtual imaging technological advances have profoundly changed the surgical treatment planning practice in patients undergoing orthognathic surgery. With the improvement in imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT), cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), 3D photography, and 3D intraoral dental scanners, the ability of the clinician to evaluate and treat facial dysmorphology has been revolutionized. Furthermore, with the evolution of 3D surgical planning software, 3D printing of models and surgical splints using Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, clinicians are able to significantly improve surgical treatment planning with regard to accuracy and efficiency. The 3D technology and the surgical planning software assist the orthodontist and the craniofacial surgeons to virtually plan, simulate and visualize complex orthognathic surgeries. The ability to virtually simulate the operation preoperatively allows the surgical team to deliver predictable and optimal results.
In patients with complex craniofacial deformities, the bony segments need to be repositioned in all three plane of space to correct the anteroposterior, vertical and transverse (pitch, roll and yaw) abnormality in order to re-establish facial balance and symmetry. The 3D presurgical planning technology then becomes invaluable to the surgeon performing these surgeries, allowing for three-dimensional control over the osteotomized segments with greater precision.
This presentation will focus on image acquisition, pre-surgical orthodontic preparation and surgical plan execution in the operating room using this 3D technology. Long-term treatment outcomes of patients with complex craniofacial deformities managed with virtual surgical planning will be presented.


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