Richard D. Roblee DDS, MS

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Richard D. Roblee DDS, MS
Private Practice
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
9:30 - 11:20 a.m.
Saturday, March 2, 2024
International Academy of Endodontics Annual Meeting
The Rosen Plaza Hotel
Orlando, Florida, USA
“"The Next Generation of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy (IDT): Digitally Empowered with an Airway Focus""
Interdisciplinary Dentistry has been an elusive concept since popularized in the 1980s that only a few teams have truly achieved due to the complexities of effectively collaborating highly specialized knowledge and techniques among disparate providers. Comprehensive philosophies, like "Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy" or IDT, first developed almost 35 years ago, have helped overcome many challenges. Since then, many exciting and game-changing advancements have allowed interdisciplinary therapy to evolve radically. Today, dental teams are more closely partnering with their counterparts in medicine through an airway focus to improve the quality and quantity of their patient's lives. Individual team members are becoming digitally empowered with enhanced diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient education, as well as more efficient and effective interdisciplinary collaboration. This presentation will focus on the 35-year evolution of a time-proven interdisciplinary approach and look at the even more promising Next Generation of IDT.
Learning Objectives: 
  1. Understand the evolution of Interdisciplinary Dentistry over the last 35 years.
  2. Utilize digital technology to strengthen and simplify the interdisciplinary process and results.
  3. Realize that an "Airway Focused" approach empowers the IDT team to treat major underlying health issues while making the patient more beautiful at the same time.
About the Presenter:  
Dr. Roblee practiced general restorative dentistry in Dallas, Texas, before studying graduate orthodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry. He is recognized worldwide for his work in esthetic dentistry, orthodontic techniques, and interdisciplinary therapy. Dr. Roblee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and has given more than 500 professional presentations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan. He is the author of numerous publications and videos, including a textbook entitled "Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy: A Comprehensive Approach to Optimal Patient Care" (Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc.). Dr. Roblee was an associate clinical professor at Baylor College of Dentistry in both the restorative and orthodontic departments. He is an active member of numerous prestigious dental organizations, including the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, of which Dr. Roblee is a past president.