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Abbas Zaher

Abbas Zaher

University of Alexandria


  • President, The Egyptian Orthodontic SocietyPast
  • Vice-President of the World Federation of Orthodontists
  • Founding member of the Arab Orthodontic Society
  • International Member, the American Association of Orthodontists
  • Member of The European Orthodontic Society
  • Fellow the International College of Dentists
  • Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Invited lecturer in more than 30 International Universities from around the world.
  • Has over 80 oral Presentations in Local and International Conferences.
  • Has more than 60 scientific publications and book chapters in  international journals.
  • Recipient of the Helen and B. F. Dewel Clinical Orthodontic Award for the best Clinical Article in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. 1995
  • International Ad-Honorem Professor, Department of Orthodontics, University Del Valle, Cali – Colombia. 2021
  • Recipient of the Alexandria University Award of Merits 2022.


Strategies for interdisciplinary orthodontic cases


The ultimate desire of patients seeking orthodontic treatment is the excellent dental and facial esthetics. The orthodontist is a team player in the dental esthetic team, he should be able and is responsible to cooperate with other dental professionals to deliver the best aesthetic results. The treatment results are always superior when there is close communication and planning in various cases requiring the contribution of several disciplines.
Some strategies important in comprehensive treatment planning will be presented identifying the most common aesthetic finishing factors that can enhance any complimentary dental work. Examples illustrating the difference between multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary treatment will be presented with emphasis on the significance of early consultation with the orthodontist, the patient and any other dental professional.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Stress the significance of prior treatment planning before starting any intervention.
  • Illustrate the difference between multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary case planning.
  • Show examples of comprehensive cases treated in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary ways.