WEBINAR: Utilization of PAOO for Interceptive Orthodontic Therapy

Webinar (Zoom)

To attend the seminar is free. To receive continuing dental education credit, there is a $10 fee.
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Periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (PAOO)/ Surgically facilitated orthodontic treatment (SFOT) / Wilcodontics has the potential of allowing safer orthodontic treatment in vulnerable periodontium with thin phenotypes. SFOT/PAOO is a phenotype modification therapy (PhMT) approach where thin bone morphotype and/or gingiva are surgically augmented to convert a fragile-thin to a robust-thick periodontal environment. This permits orthodontic treatment in these previously thin phenotype cases to proceed without iatrogenically induced adverse effects. This is an infrequently performed procedure with few clinical recommendations.

This presentation will present recently submitted information where Drs. Kao along with Dr. George Mandelaris and Colin Richman collaborated in reporting their learning experiences of 1500 PAOO cases. This information is put into clinical prospective by Dr. Cherissa Chong who will present how this information can be incorporated into clinical case management.

Learning objectives:

  • Review and describe the use of PAOO/SFOT procedure to facilitate orthodontic treatment.
  • Identify the advantages of PAOO/SFOT procedure.
  • Describe the surgical and orthodontic workflow and demonstrate execution and outcome of the PAOO/SFOT procedure with case presentation.

Intended Audience:
This course is designed for general dentists, dental specialists, and the entire dental team.


Dr. Rich Kao, DDS, PhD

Dr. Kao is a periodontist in private practice in San Jose and has faculty appointment at both UC San Francisco and University of Pacific. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the Immediate Past President, American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Kao received his dental and periodontal training along with his PhD in Experimental Pathology from UC San Francisco. His research and clinical interest are in the field of periodontal regeneration and phenotype modification therapy (PhMT).

Dr. Cherissa Chong, DMD, MS

Dr. Chong is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontics (ABP). She provides specialist care in Orthodontics for Children and Adults, including adults with prior history of periodontal disease or children and adults with periodontal concerns. Dr. Chong has a boutique orthodontic and periodontic practice in Saratoga, offering Phase I and Phase II treatment for children/adolescents and adult orthodontic treatment using various modalities such as metal braces, clear braces, clear aligners and lingual braces. Dr. Chong received her Dental degree, Orthodontics and Periodontics Certificates and Masters of Science from the University of Pennsylvania.


Dr. Guo-Hao (Alex) Lin - Assistant Clinical Professor, Orofacial Sciences
Thao Tong - CDE Coordinator

CDE Coursework Units:
1.5 Category I Units

To attend the seminar is free. If you'd like to receive continuing dental education credit, there is a $10 fee.

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