Prunela Poliçi

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    EFFICENCY OF EARLY TREATMENT OF CLASS III MALOCCLUSION.

    In the scholarly debate about the treatment of Class III malocclusion, one of the most sensitive and discussed issue remains that of the effectiveness of early treatment. There are two major groups of scholars making their arguments and holding opposing positions.One group of scholars views the early treatment as ineffective and useless in the group of children of age 6-12 years old due to the fact that they are at the stage of rapid physical growth and changes. The other group of scholars holds a more optimistic view. They argue the early treatment of Class III malocclusion is important for a number of reasons. In addition to possible trauma and psychological benefits, the early treatment is important to prevent the need for orthognathic surgery, tooth extraction, and periodontal problems. Moreover, the treatment is viewed as a “must do” tool because Class III malocclusion anomalies tend to exacerbate during the growth period. This study aims to contribute at this issue by treating Class III malocclusion in a group of children of age 6-12 years old based on maxillary protraction therapy and face mask, preceded by rapid maxillary expansion. The treatment started in 2017 and so far, the results show the treatment has been effective in almost all the participating children. The so far results of my study, confirm the position of the scholars favoring the early treatment of Class III and viewing it as effective. However, given that children treated are still within the growth stage, and mandibula has yet to fully complete its development potential, the discussion about the results and their validity remains open to a revision whether the early treatment of Class III malocclusion is definitively effective or, it could succeed in some cases and fail in some other cases.

  • CV

    Current - 10.2019
    Coordinator, Academic Program in Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel”, Tirana, Albania School of Medicine
    Course Instructor, Academic Program in Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis

    Current - A.A. 2010-2011
    Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel”, Tirana, Albania Course of Propedeutics in Dentistry

    Current - 2015
    Member of Department of Medical Sciences
    Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel”, Tirana, Albania School of Medicine

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    Sep. 2016- Nov. 2019
    PhD in “Materials of Health Environment and Energy”
    University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Department of Chemical Sciences and Technology

    2010-2012
    Executive Master in Orthodontics
    Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel”, Tirana, Albania
    University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Intensive

    2002-2008
    Dottore Magistrale in Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis
    University of Perugia, Italy
    Intensive

    1998-2002
    High School Diploma
    General High School “Seit Najdeni,” Peshkopi, Albania

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  • Lecture details

    EFFICENCY OF EARLY TREATMENT OF CLASS III MALOCCLUSION.

    In the scholarly debate about the treatment of Class III malocclusion, one of the most sensitive and discussed issue remains that of the effectiveness of early treatment. There are two major groups of scholars making their arguments and holding opposing positions.One group of scholars views the early treatment as ineffective and useless in the group of children of age 6-12 years old due to the fact that they are at the stage of rapid physical growth and changes. The other group of scholars holds a more optimistic view. They argue the early treatment of Class III malocclusion is important for a number of reasons. In addition to possible trauma and psychological benefits, the early treatment is important to prevent the need for orthognathic surgery, tooth extraction, and periodontal problems. Moreover, the treatment is viewed as a “must do” tool because Class III malocclusion anomalies tend to exacerbate during the growth period. This study aims to contribute at this issue by treating Class III malocclusion in a group of children of age 6-12 years old based on maxillary protraction therapy and face mask, preceded by rapid maxillary expansion. The treatment started in 2017 and so far, the results show the treatment has been effective in almost all the participating children. The so far results of my study, confirm the position of the scholars favoring the early treatment of Class III and viewing it as effective. However, given that children treated are still within the growth stage, and mandibula has yet to fully complete its development potential, the discussion about the results and their validity remains open to a revision whether the early treatment of Class III malocclusion is definitively effective or, it could succeed in some cases and fail in some other cases.

  • CV

    Current - 10.2019
    Coordinator, Academic Program in Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel”, Tirana, Albania School of Medicine
    Course Instructor, Academic Program in Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis

    Current - A.A. 2010-2011
    Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel”, Tirana, Albania Course of Propedeutics in Dentistry

    Current - 2015
    Member of Department of Medical Sciences
    Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel”, Tirana, Albania School of Medicine

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    Sep. 2016- Nov. 2019
    PhD in “Materials of Health Environment and Energy”
    University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Department of Chemical Sciences and Technology

    2010-2012
    Executive Master in Orthodontics
    Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel”, Tirana, Albania
    University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Intensive

    2002-2008
    Dottore Magistrale in Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis
    University of Perugia, Italy
    Intensive

    1998-2002
    High School Diploma
    General High School “Seit Najdeni,” Peshkopi, Albania