Do you have a challenging or difficult orthodontic problem?
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Adult orthodontics is the fastest growing segment in orthodontics. In addition to improving your appearance and your bite, it can also minimize excessive periodontal therapy (surgical and non-surgical techniques to restore health to the tissues that support the teeth) and establish a healthy foundation for replacement of missing teeth. To receive a specialized plan, you need a team approach.
Since the initial days of orthodontic practice, Dr. Havener has enjoyed working with specialists from other disciplines of dentistry. Every year, he receives patient referrals from dentists and other specialists who seek orthodontic solutions to severe cases. He thrives on working with these doctors to provide interdisciplinary collaboration in helping patients find solutions to their specific needs.
An interdisciplinary orthodontic treatment plan includes a group of dentists and specialist working as a cohesive team. This approach to manage complex clinical situations is highly sophisticated and requires excellent communication and coordination amongst the team members. Their goal is to create the best overall long term result for patients.
Dr. Havener’s patient care philosophy and practice are influenced by his participation in the medical community; he actively contributes his expertise to nonprofits and organizations.
He is a member of the Colorado Academy of Excellence in Dentistry (CAeD), a local chapter of The Seattle Study Club. The SSC is an international organization that teaches and emphasizes close collaboration of dentists and dental specialists. It features thorough approaches aimed at management of complicated patient care, such as missing teeth, periodontal disease, temporomandibular joint pain, skeletal jaw mismatches and sleep apnea.
Dr. Havener and his staff utilize principles of the Seattle Study Club and Roth/Williams philosophy to provide comprehensive treatments aimed at addressing their patient’s needs, regardless how complicated or challenging.
Dr Havener serves as a member of the Rose Hospital Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Center, where he provides treatment for many patients requiring donated dental services. He has also participated in the Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM), a dental charity serving patients who cannot afford dental visits.